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Global Gadget News for 15 Jul 2019

The US isn't the only country that wants to create a dedicated space force within its military. French President Emmanuel Macron has greenlit plans to create a space command within his country's air... force next September. The division would bolster...
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The Snapdragon 855 is gettingDevices ship soon, starting with the Asus ROG Phone 2 later this month.
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Scientists image BellScientists have imaged a phenomenon officially known as Bell entanglement for the first time. Scientists John Bell formalized this phenomenon, but it was described by Albert Einstein first. Einstein... described the quantum mechanics in the phenomenon as “spooky action at a distance” because of the instantaneousness of the remote interaction between a pair of entangled particles. Two entangled particles interact …
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Qualcomm Bumps Top SmartphoneTypically, Qualcomm only releases one flagship chip per year. Take for example the company's current top-spec processor: the Snapdragon 855. After getting announced late last year, it found its way... into actual consumer devices earlier this spring, first on the Galaxy S10, and then on pretty much every other high-end...
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Galaxy Note 10 availabilityThe Galaxy Note 10 has been leaked to death by now, but one thing that was left undecided was its launch date and price. Samsung has already announced when the phone will be unveiled but, as always,... the exact details of when it would hit shelves have yet to be revealed. With less than a month left, that information is …
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Microsoft has already given users of older Windows versions some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. Now, it's giving them more of a push by removing things dear to their hearts: their... board and card games. The software giant is shutting...
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Report: Teen alcohol andYour highschool health teacher was right. There was only a small number of other kids in your school that actually, actively smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. The most recent study of high... school-aged students in the USA published by the CDC on the matter showed that alcohol and cigarette use was falling – while use of marijuana went up, then …
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Months after the incident, SpaceX has an explanation for why its Crew Dragon capsule was destroyed during a test. The private spaceflight firm has determined that a "leaking component" allowed liquid... oxidizer (specifically nitrogen tetroxide) to ent...
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New York City Blackout CostsA power outage swept New York City this weekend, leaving streets and metro stations without lights, individuals trapped in elevators, and homes without electricity. Certainly less endangering but... still pretty shitty, the blackout also meant that many events in the city were canceled, and StubHub shelled out $500,000...
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Eating this inflammatory dietChronic inflammation has been linked to a number of potential long-term health issues, including autoimmune problems and the development of cancer. Diet plays an important role in inflammation... response with foods like red meat and refined sugar being major pro-inflammatory sources in diets. A new study warns that eating an inflammatory diet doubles the risk of developing one of the …
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The Absolute Worst Deals FromWelcome to another edition of Amazon Prime Day, an event described in earnest by the everything store as "a 2-day parade of epic deals." If you can stomach scouring the website and mostly wading... through a lot of hot garbage, you may land on something actually useful. But mostly, you'll find deals on a lot of shit you...
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R PROMercedes-AMG has confirmed pricing for its most fearsome AMG GT car yet, with the limited-edition 2020 GT R PRO set to command a hefty tag if you want to get your hands on the keys. Only 750 of the... 577 horsepower cars will be produced worldwide, the automaker has confirmed. It uses the same 4.0-liter AMG V8 biturbo engine as …
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Oh No, George R.R. MartinWith Game of Thrones now over, fans of the world George R.R. Martin created can turn their attention to the yet-to-be-published final two books in the series. Not that fans haven't been doing that for... a while now, of course...but it should come as no surprise that the author isn't planning on speeding up his pace.
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Amazon Says It Will RetrainAmazon made waves when it announced late last week that it planned to spend $700 million to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce--100,000 employees--as part of its 'Upskilling 2025' initiative. The... sizable commitment, which the Wall Street Journal notes is "among the biggest corporate retraining initiatives" yet...
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Scientists Develop Material toMars' surface, as far as we can tell, is not habitable to humans--it's far too cold. But eventually, humanity would like to put an outpost on the planet. That will require warming things up a bit, but... how?
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Former Vine boss Jason Toff announced he'll be joining Facebook next. In a Twitter post, Toff shared that he'll be leading Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team. Revealed last week, the... NPE Team will focus on "entirely new experiences for...
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For Prime Day, New YorkersAround one hundred New Yorkers took a page out of Amazon's book this afternoon and made a one-day delivery to the $80 million penthouse apartment of CEO Jeff Bezos: 275,000 signed petitions demanding... broad change from a company which is becoming more closely associated with brutal working conditions, surveillance, and...
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AirTV Mini mixes Android TV,The folks at AirTV are dead set on creating a television experience where everyone can have every single piece of programming available in the world, all at once. To do this, they’ve created the... device “AirTV Mini”, a device that connects to your television’s HDMI port and connect with your OTA antenna and AirTV Wi-Fi-enabled network tuner. To make this …
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Twitter's desktop redesign isFor a while now, Twitter has been testing a redesign that’s meant to bring the desktop experience more in line with how the service appears on other platforms – namely smartphones. Today, that... redesign is rolling out to everyone, complete with a hefty helping of new features Twitter users will want to know about. Unfortunately, the ability to edit tweets …
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US Army details its 2020 planThe United States Army has announced plans to test robotic combat vehicles starting in March 2020 at Fort Carson in Colorado. During that time, soldiers will participate in an operational test of... modified Bradley Fighting Vehicles (tanks) called Mission Enabler Technologies-Demonstrators (MET-Ds). The test will influence future autonomous vehicle projects conducted by the US Army. According to the US Army, …
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The VW ID.3 dashboard showsVolkswagen may have wrapped its new ID.3 electric car in a brightly colored paint job to make sure we couldn’t see in through the windows, but that hasn’t stopped the EV’s dashboard from... leaking. Indeed, VW has only itself to blame, since the early glimpse of the screen-heavy cabin come from promo videos it itself published early. Revealed earlier this …
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The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has... "very serious concerns" that Libra could be misus...
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Get Your Fizz Fix With TheseSodaStream Gold Box | Amazon
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Kung Fury 2 a go:There’s a second Kung Fury movie in the works, and if the first wave of castings is legit – it’s about to get wild up in here. This second in what we must assume is a never-ending series of... films will feature Eiza Gonzalez and David Sandberg (director and creator of the first film, and original Kung Fury himself). The …
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All the Best Sci-Fi TV andYes, it's called Comic-Con, but these days, the biggest news out of the annual convention usually isn't about comics. It's about comic book-inspired (or at least influenced) film and television.... Things change though. Ten years ago, movies dominated SDCC. Five years ago, television started taking over. Now, it's a mix,...
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