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Beyonce might be the black Bill Gates one day (so her new song says)

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Technically Incorrect: A surprise song -- already a viral monster -- released exclusively on Tidal, shows Beyonce's admiration for the Microsoft co-founder. 

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Elon Musk’s next great idea? An electric jet that can take off and land vertically

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Elon Musk is changing the world one idea at a time. First, with Tesla, the man so many people call the real life Tony Stark has done an incredible job of bringing electric vehicles to the mainstream. Second, Musk has been doing an impressive job over...(more) 

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Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl

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NEW YORK (AP) -- It's the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can't get through.... 

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Google reportedly plans to release a Gear VR competitor later this year

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It looks like Google Cardboard is just the beginning of the company's virtual reality push. A new report from The Financial Times indicates that Google is planning to release a more substantial virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear VR. 

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Larry David turns into Bernie Sanders in SNL's 'Bern Your Enthusiasm'

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It doesn't take much for Larry David to impersonate Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders — after all, both are balding, somewhat grouchy old Jewish men from Brooklyn. With David hosting the show last night, we were treated to the first (and last) episode of Bern Your...(more) 

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License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

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FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York village that installed a ring of license plate scanners to track every car driving into town has found the new system to be a double-edged sword.... 

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Exclusive: Hard Numbers Reveal Scale of America’s Trophy-Hunting Habit

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A new analysis from the Humane Society finds American hunters import more than 126,000 animal trophies a year. 

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Before iRobot conquered the living room, its bots roamed the battlefield

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It won its first major contract with DARPA in 1998, and in 2002 deployed its robots with American troops — the same year, coincidentally, that the Roomba went on sale. Last week, iRobot announced it was getting out of the military business, selling its defense and...(more) 

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Awesome list of 17 ‘Breaking Bad’ references hidden in ‘Better Call Saul’

a shared story    7 hours 59 minutes ago
I'm not typically a fan of TV spinoffs, but Better Call Saul has seemingly broken the spinoff curse that plagues shows looking to capitalize off of the success of previous hits. To be sure, following up Breaking Bad would be a daunting task for any show,...(more) 

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Looking for a great deal on a TV? Super Bowl time is the right time

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers thoughts on when to get a bargain on a TV and why this year in particular is likely to offer some great deals. 

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Zika Raises the Question: Are Mosquitoes Necessary?

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The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants—including orchids—and food for a range of species. 

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Earin's wireless earbuds are ambitious but flawed

a shared story    10 hours 59 minutes ago
For years, Apple remained steadfast in its position that smartphones with bigger screens were unwieldy and not user friendly. In fact, Apple in 2012 released an iPhone 5 commercial boasting that the device, on account of its 4-inch form factor, could be operated comfortably with one's...(more) 

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