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American Gadget News for 29 Mar 2017

NASA made it easy for everyoneYou won't have to go through dozens of mission websites anymore just to find space photos to print or to use as desktop or mobile wallpapers. NASA has launched a new library to host its best high-res... images, videos and audio files from across 60 coll...
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Samsung takes aim at movieThe newest generation of Samsung's 4K televisions stretch its bright, vibrant QLED tech into bigger and bigger screens, topping out at the 88-inch Q9 the company introduced at CES in January. Clearly,... these giant TVs are aimed at the home theater mar...
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World's Most Useful RobotThe one consistent hallmark of our pissboy president's two-month-long paranoid sitcom is his habit of retreating to Twitter to inflict his delusions on the rest of us. The diminishing returns of... tweeting "fuck you" at the man several times are apparent. As most jobs do, incendiary responses to our least capable POTUS...
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William Gibson famously said, “the future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Nowhere is that more true than in the tech world where it’s easy to think that innovations,... products, and services available …
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'Serial' team's seven-episodeWhen the Serial team announced their new spinoff podcast called S-Town, they promised a murder investigation in rural Alabama. While that's what host Brian Reed went there to cover, somewhere along... the way it turned into a treasure hunt for buried go...
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LastPass Exploit Shows ThatLastPass is one of the most prominent password managers around. It's extremely convenient but if it were hacked, it would be quite the pain in the ass for users. In a blog post, the company has warned... that a major exploit has been discovered and it outlined what action users should take immediately.
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Human Poop Found in Coke CansFile this story under shit you didn't want to know. Police in Northern Ireland have opened an investigation to find out exactly how human feces found its way into a shipment of cans at a Coca-Cola... bottling plant.
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Periscope will soon have video ads

Slash Gear - 29 Mar 2017 04:20
Periscope will soon have videoAds have become a fact of Internet life, so it’s not exactly surprising to hear that Twitter is planning on introducing such things even on its live streaming platform. Periscope, which at one point... in the not so distant past, was the go to place for live streaming is in need of a new inflow of cash. But perhaps more …
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Google's Duo chat app expandsGoogle loves to put out messaging apps, and until now, Duo was the one for making video calls. That changes today, according to a tweet from Google exec Amit Fulay. Duo users can also use the app to... make voice calls. The feature, which debuted in Bra...
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Android O video details what'sGoogle has just recently released the first developer preview for Android O, and, as the name so plainfully says, it’s meant more for developers to try out. Of course, it doesn’t mean there’s... nothing for end users to enjoy as well. Google released a video to help developers prepare their apps for Android O, but it also holds clues on …
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'Planescape: Torment' remasterFor many veteran gamers, Planescape: Torment was a definitive role-playing title -- it combined an unusual setting with a deep story, memorable dialogue and gameplay mechanics that still hold up. If... you're one of those fans, you won't have long to w...
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University ThreatensAccording to a Facebook post from the University of Louisiana at Monroe Museum of Natural History, administrators have demanded that 6.5 million plant and fish specimens must find a new home on campus... within 48 hours or they will be have to be donated or destroyed. Apparently, space is needed for the track team.
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Microsoft Excel getsMicrosoft has announced some new changes arriving in Office 360, including a co-authoring feature inbound for Excel. The feature has gone live for Office Insiders Fast; it is likewise already... available for Excel users on the Web, Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS. Mac users still have to wait for the feature, but Microsoft says it’ll have that function available eventually. …
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'Minecraft' Realms multiplayerIf you've been looking to play Minecraft with your other Apple TV-owning gamer buddies, it's time to get excited. The latest update to the Apple TV version of this hit game enables "Realms,"... Minecraft's subscription-based multiplayer system. This upg...
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High-Tech Humans Explore aA lot of blockbusters are unveiling new trailers this week--but on the other end of the budget and hype spectrum is Hasraf "HaZ" Dulull's indie scifi film The Beyond, which just dropped its own first... trailer. It's about robotically enhanced astronauts who travel through a wormhole, ominously dubbed "the Void."
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The Tesla Model 3 Will OnlyA follower of Elon Musk on Twitter literally begged for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 to have a traditional speedometer for those who wouldn't be using Autopilot, but Elon ain't having it.
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Congress votes away InternetFollowing the Senate’s lead, the House has just voted to end Internet privacy regulations that would have required Internet service providers to get permission before selling a customer’s Internet... data. The resolution will go into effect if Trump signs it; following the vote, the White House issued a statement saying the president’s advisors will recommend doing so. At the heart …
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Apple finally flips the switchAlong with the other slate of improvements that are in iOS 10.3, maybe one that'll make a real change (at least in terms of the App Store) in the ecosystem is the ability to converse with app... developers. We knew that the feature was coming way back i...
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Sony Is Weirdly QuestioningEarlier today, we got a great big look at Sony and Marvel's collaboration on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now, at CinemaCon 2017, Homecoming producer and former Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal is telling... the press that the two studios might not work together again after the already-planned sequel. Whaaa?
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Google Home adds integrationsGoogle has introduced new integrations for its Google Home product, making it possible for owners to use Google Assistant with a slew of new products. Google Home, of course, is the company’s... somewhat new competitor to Amazon Echo, giving users hands-free access to the Google Assistant product. These integrations go a long way toward making Google Home a suitable device …
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US House votes to let ISPsWith a slim majority of 215 to 205, the US House of Representatives just passed a resolution rolling back FCC privacy regulations. Approved last year, the rules required that ISPs get your explicit... permission before selling "sensitive data" like your...
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Recoil 4: Why BJ Baldwin tookCuba probably isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a million-dollar monster truck, but that only served as encouragement for professional racer BJ Baldwin. For “Recoil 4”, the latest in... the off-road driver’s stunt videos, he took his 6,000 pound truck on a high-speed run around the country, thundering through tight city streets and achieving a record-setting 191 foot …
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Congress Just Gave InternetThe House of Representatives voted today to repeal rules preventing internet service providers from selling their customers' web browsing and app usage data without explicit consent. The Senate passed... the same bill last week, which means the only obstacle that remains is a signature from President Trump--and the White...
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