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Global Gadget News for 16 Jul 2019

Scientists Find a New Kind ofThe human body has plenty of nifty tricks to keep itself alive for as long as possible, and scientists still haven't come close to figuring them all out. Case in point, a team of researchers this week... describe a previously unknown type of cell near the heart that helps it heal from injury. The discovery could lead to...
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Pentagon Ordered to TellSome members of the United States House are concerned the Pentagon may have unleashed disease-infected ticks that caused the spread of Lyme disease.
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EarFun UBOOM PortableEnjoy crystal clear audio whether you're indoors or out with the EarFun UBOOM Portable 360° Wireless Speaker. Pairing high-quality sound with impressive specs, this speaker can hold up to all your... activities. The UBOOM sports an IPX7 waterproof rating. It can hold up to spills and rain like a champ, but it can also handle being submerged in water, too. This makes it ideal for everything from camping to the beach to pool parties to singing in the shower. In..
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Windows 10 will let AmazonMicrosoft has shifted its strategy away from forcing its operating systems on users, including mobile, to a more “services-oriented” tactic that offers apps and platforms for others to build on or... use on its competitors’ platforms. That seems to be the case even when it has competing products like smart assistants. In fact, in the next Windows 10 update later …
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Amazon is reportedly working on a series based on Jack Reacher, the character from Lee Child's bestselling crime-thriller novels. According to Deadline, Amazon Studios landed the rights to develop a... script-to-series drama. Scorpion creator Nick Santo...
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Galaxy Note 10 productionYou’d often think that politics and the tech industry exist in completely separate realms but the real world is hardly that neat. One informs the other and, like in Huawei’s case, can even... negatively impact one another. While still far from the mess that the Chinese company has found itself in, Samsung may also be feeling the effects of an …
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Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can't quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don't work until you've signed in. That might not be a hurdle in the... near future. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 pr...
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Sling TV is offering a bigIn the days when streaming live television was more of a new novelty than a common method for getting TV, companies competed for subscribers by offering free streaming devices and other perks. Though... these deals aren’t quite as great or common as they once were, we’ve seen a number of notable promotions pop up over the months, the most recent …
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SpaceX reveals what causedIn late April, the SpaceX Crew Dragon suffered an ‘anomaly’ during a Crew Dragon engine test in Cape Canaveral, resulting in smoke and speculation. The company soon confirmed that the explosion... had destroyed the Crew Dragon and now it is back with more information about what went wrong. A leaking component, according to the company, likely set off a series …
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This Asteroid Will Not Hit Earth

Gizmodo - 16 Jul 2019 23:50
This Asteroid Will Not HitBreaking news for all you doomsday lovers out there: The 20-50 meter asteroid 2006 QV8 will NOT hit the Earth on September 9th.
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Netflix removes controversialTwo years after it released the controversial series, Netflix has announced that it removed a graphic suicide season from the first season of 13 Reasons Why. The scene was nearly three minutes in... length and criticized for its graphic nature; the edited version eliminates that, instead focusing on the response of the character’s parents after discovering the scene. 13 Reasons …
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There are many challenges to developing robots that could operate within your body, not the least of which is finding a power source -- you can't exactly strap a big battery on them. That might not be... an issue thanks to Georgia Tech researchers. Th...
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CES, Still a Bunch of Puritans

Gizmodo - 16 Jul 2019 23:40
CES, Still a Bunch of PuritansThe Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization behind CES, doesn't exactly have an admirable reputation when it comes to its treatment of women and products designed for women,... specifically sexually-oriented ones. It appears the organization is attempting to cover its ass when it comes to this reputation,...
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NBA 2K20 player ratings andNBA 2K20 was ushered into existence today by a set of player ratings and the reveal of three bundles. Three new Xbox One bundles were shown NBA 2K20 cover athlete Anthony Davis at a special event... hosted by Xbox and the folks at 2K Games “to celebrate what’s next in basketball culture.” Davis showed three models, two for $500, another …
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If You Want to Start a PhilipsPhilips Hue 3-Bulb Starter Kit | $100 | Amazon
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Bike-sharing is a convenient way to get around a city, but with so many schemes operating concurrently it's sometimes tough to know where the nearest station with available bikes is. Now, Google can... tell you.
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Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik'sFancy algorithms capable of solving a Rubik's Cube have appeared before, but a new system from the University of California, Irvine uses artificial intelligence to solve the 3D puzzle from scratch and... without any prior help from humans--and it does so with impressive speed and efficiency.
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Mophie brings new iPhone andMobile accessories company Mophie has announced the launch of new charging products for the iPhone and iPad available through Apple. The new product line includes multiple car chargers, a wireless... charging pad, and cables designed for Apple’s phones and tablets, all of them available through Apple’s website and in some of its stores. Mophie is best known for its battery …
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At least one sex tech product caused a stir at CES last year. As you might remember, the company Lora DiCarlo had a Robotics Innovation Award for its Ose "blended-orgasm machine" revoked and then... reinstated. This year, likely hoping to avoid another...
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Sanders, AOC, and OthersFollowing yesterday's Prime Day strike at a fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, over a dozen progressive lawmakers--including Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida... Tlaib, and Ro Khanna--co-signed a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to request a...
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Overwatch Summer Games 2019 isShortly after Overwatch launched in 2017, Summer Games became the title’s first seasonal event. Overwatch Summer Games is returning for its third year in a row, and just as with every other annually... recurring event, players will have a chance to earn previously-released cosmetics alongside entirely new ones. This time around, however, the Overwatch Summer Games have a bit of …
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Far From Home Still Has OnlyThere is a moment in Spider-Man: Far From Home with Mysterio that is one of the most audaciously cool-looking things I've ever seen in a Marvel movie. But as good as it is, it still isn't my favorite... take on the character outside of comics.
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If you suddenly have an urge for McDonald's at home, you won't need to go through UberEats to get it. The fast food chain has expanded its delivery options to include DoorDash. The rollout will start... in Houston, where the courier option will be ava...
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Domino's will soon offer GPSDomino’s, the restaurant chain best known for its pizzas, has been heavily embracing modern technology, introducing things like emoji-based ordering, autonomous delivery vehicles, and AI-powered... pizza analyzers. The next evolution in the company’s efforts will be real-time order tracking made possible using GPS and the company’s mobile app. REAL: Domino’s is about to unleash autonomous pizza delivery The new feature …
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