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American Gadget News for 25 Jun 2018

Navy backs 'omniphobic'Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and farther. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It's backing... University of Michigan work on an "omniphobic" coating tha...
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iPhone brute force passcodeApple's hard stance on protecting its customers' privacy through security and encryption is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it paints a reassuring picture for users. But on the other hand, it... practically challenges hackers, state-sponsored or otherwise, to break through. As such, Apple's device, particularly iPhones, have become a prime target of hacking attempts. One security researcher initially …
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Black Astronaut Jeanette EppsNASA astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to be the first African-American spacefarer to serve as a long-term crew member on the International Space Station until she was pulled from the roster in... January, is still waiting on an explanation of why.
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Creepy Doctor Makes a SexA famous sex robot called Samantha was created for sex, but it wasn't created to take abuse. Samantha's creator, Dr. Sergi Santos, introduced a new feature that will render the robot unresponsive if... it determines that its human partner is behaving in an overly aggressive manner. But it won't stop you from fucking it.
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Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense... contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,...
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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4Xiaomi has always been known for its dirt cheap yet decent smartphones but with its relatively younger Redmi line, it proved it can go even lower. The popular Chinese OEM is proving so yet again with... the launch of its Redmi 6 Pro smartphone and Mi Pad 4 tablet, giving consumers more choices in "bang for buck" value. At least …
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Scientists validate theory ofEinstein's theory of general relativity is rather important when it's crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something as vast as... a galaxy? Thanks to researchers, we know the an...
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Vivo NEX teardown reveals many secrets

Slash Gear - 25 Jun 2018 05:10
Vivo NEX teardown reveals manyTeardowns are often done to discover how hard it is to open up and repair a device. Some teardowns, however, are more interesting because of what they might reveal inside an unconventional product.... Take for example the Vivo NEX, the first phone to have an elevating front-facing camera. You might expect MyFixGuide's teardown to just reveal how that camera works …
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Oh Jimmy, Not the HAIR

Gizmodo - 25 Jun 2018 04:55
Oh Jimmy, Not the HAIRPoor Jimmy Fallon makes enemies on all sides. Fallon conceded this week that the infamous Donald Trump hair-ruffle--which riled viewers and helped tank his numbers--was perhaps not his best career... move. Now, he appears to have lost the respect of his most stalwart fan.
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Galaxy S10: Iris scanner out,After foldable displays, it seems that the next Galaxy phone feature no one can seem to agree on is the in-display fingerprint scanner, a.k.a. fingerprint on display (FOD). It has been rumored,... expected, and debunked launch after launch since last year and now it seems that the feature is again pushed back to 2019. That seems to be the implication …
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NEOGEO mini launch details:Old consoles have been resurrected by they are only a fraction of their former selves. Literally too. Inspired by the success of Nintendo's NES/SNES Classic (Famicom/Super Famicom mini, respectively,... in Japan), SNK has decided to put out a mini arcade cabinet to celebrate its 40th birthday. Those who have been waiting for NEOGEO mini piece of nostalgia need not wait …
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Xiaomi's latest tablet offersSave for the earlier false alarm of Google nixing the tablet section on its website, things have been a little quiet in the Android tablet world. But earlier today, Xiaomi updated its tablet lineup... with the Mi Pad 4, an 8-inch, 0.76-pound metallic sl...
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There's no question that AT&T really, really likes it when customers sign up for DirecTV Now. It regularly touts the subscriber numbers, and it has lately offset troubles with the telecom's... conventional TV business. However, its sales staff may h...
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Best of Gizmodo: The EU's BadThe bad news: The European Union is moving forward with its potentially disastrous new Copyright Directive, a law that could have potentially sweeping repercussions for how open the internet... remains--and yes, that means the continentals might be coming for your memes. The good news: There's still time to kill it.
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Actions Have Consequences

Gizmodo - 25 Jun 2018 01:51
Actions Have ConsequencesThe media firestorm that kicked off on Friday night when Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service at a Virginia restaurant has reached its logical conclusion: a message from the editorial board of... the Washington Post that the Real Problem is mildly inconveniencing powerful people.
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MacBook keyboard repairThe latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook have a keyboard problem, and Apple is finally ready to do something about it. While the so-called “butterfly” mechanism debuted to great fanfare back in... 2015 on the original 12-inch MacBook with Retina display, the reality has left some notebook owners more frustrated and wowed. Here’s what you need to know. The Butterfly …
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The weird & wonderful newSome cars simply epitomize their makers, and the Toyota Century is just such a vehicle. The Japanese-only luxury sedan has become a mainstay of executive transportation since it debuted in 1967, a... singularly unique play for very specific local tastes. Now, Toyota has given the Century its first complete redesign in more than two decades. Many outside of Japan won’t …
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