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Your ISP is going to hate this device almost as much as you love it

a shared story    23 minutes ago
What do you get when you cross a full-rate ADSL 2/2+ modem, a 4-port switch and a 300 Mbps wireless-N router? A very happy home internet user and a very angry ISP, that's what. We've told you a number of time how internet service providers add...(more) 



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Amazon's Jeff Bezos says next rocket launch will use faulty parachutes

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' reusable rocket is going to go wrong on purpose during the next test flight, in order for the company's ability to deal with failure scenarios to be tested. 



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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

a shared story    1 hour 23 minutes ago
Another long week is drawing to a close and there's no better way to wrap things up than with a list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday's batch includes 11 iOS apps in total, and they're all free downloads for a...(more) 



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Trump would deliver fatal blow to fight against climate change

a shared story    1 hour 23 minutes ago
A Donald Trump presidency would disrupt the fight against climate change in a way that threatens to snuff out all hope, warns Matthew Nisbet 



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Model X owner files Lemon Law suit against Tesla, claims car is unsafe to drive

a shared story    2 hours 23 minutes ago
When designing the Model X, Tesla went more than a little bit overboard in trying to trick out its crossover SUV with as many bells and whistles as possible. Not only did Tesla's overly ambitious development delay the launch of the Model X, it has arguably...(more) 



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Spain: Cave art trove found 1,000 feet underground

a shared story    2 hours 23 minutes ago
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.... 



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Acer's Liquid Zest Plus is coming to the US in July

a shared story    3 hours 23 minutes ago
Acer will release its Android-based Liquid Zest Plus in North America this July. I'm not sure what "liquid zest" is. Like, the zest of an orange but purified? Acer's phone isn't citrus-colored, though, so even that makes no sense. The phone comes in either navy or...(more) 



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Books: Review: ‘Pit Bull’ Traces Path From Fighter to Pet to Demon

a shared story    3 hours 23 minutes ago
An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters. 



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Stringray phone tracker use in the UK admitted for the first time

a shared story    4 hours 23 minutes ago
Verizon's first Motorola Droid smartphone helped set in motion a series of events that would ultimately see Android become the most popular mobile platform on the planet. Now, nearly seven years later, Droid branded smartphones are barely a blip on the radar. The market has been...(more) 



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Now ANY phone can have a force sensing screen like the iPhone 6S

a shared story    4 hours 23 minutes ago
Researchers at the University of Michigan can tap into a phone’s microphone and speaker, using inaudible high frequency tones to make it pressure-sensitive (pictured). 



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How Google’s big court win just made history

a shared story    5 hours 23 minutes ago
A jury found that Google's use of the Java programming language in Android is legal, in a patent battle that lasted some six years. Oracle, which owns Java, argued that Google stole code to build a mobile operating system that ended up being the most popular...(more) 



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DARPA Requests Designs for XS-1 Military Space Plane

a shared story    5 hours 23 minutes ago
The U.S. military's plans to build a low-cost, reusable robotic space vehicle are moving forward. On Monday (May 23), DARPA put out an official call for design proposals for the XS-1 space plane. 



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