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  • These eBooks will help you build robots of your own for under $20

    These eBooks will help you build robots of your own for under $20

    What’s the best way to avoid Robo-pocalypse? Well, be one of the rampaging automatons' creators, of course. Start building your in with the android world now with the training in The Complete...

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  • How social media dilutes scientific discoveries into clickbait

    How social media dilutes scientific discoveries into clickbait

    When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media. Individuals use Twitter and...

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  • Meet the $212 selfie drone that does all the work for you

    Meet the $212 selfie drone that does all the work for you

    The Hover Camera Passport Self-Flying 4K Drone is cool. Like, ridiculously cool. Even at almost 47 percent off, it’s $212.50 price tag with promo code 'MERRY15' may make it cost prohibitive for...

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  • Day 4 of TNW’s Advent Deals: headphones and a hybrid laptop

    Day 4 of TNW’s Advent Deals: headphones and a hybrid laptop

    This holiday period, Plugged is running a very special advent calendar. Over the course of 12 days, we’ll be sharing a selection of sweet, sweet deals. You can thank us later. Want yesterday’s...

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  • Study: Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe

    Study: Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe

    It’s embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5 percent of the universe. The remaining 95 percent is famously made up almost...

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  • Review: The Fnatic miniSTREAK is a solid gaming keyboard for under $100

    Review: The Fnatic miniSTREAK is a solid gaming keyboard for under $100

    Gamers and writers are alike in one important respect: they’re both extremely discerning about the keyboards they use. As someone who sits in the middle of that particular venn diagram, I was...

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  • Poll: Cable news viewers more likely to believe political falsehoods than print, public radio consumers

    Poll: Cable news viewers more likely to believe political falsehoods than print, public radio consumers

    It should surprise no one that where we gets our news plays a significant part in determining what we believe to be true. But lying isn’t partisan. Democrat or Conservative, both parties lie with...

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  • The inside story behind the All-View Display on the Honor View20

    The inside story behind the All-View Display on the Honor View20

    On Monday, Huawei’s mobile sub-brand Honor announced the upcoming View20 smartphone at a packed-out event in the middle of Hong Kong. This device is exciting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it...

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  • Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Review: The best ereader for the money adds waterproofing and audiobooks

    Kindle Paperwhite 2018 Review: The best ereader for the money adds waterproofing and audiobooks

    If you want an e-reader, you should probably buy the new Kindle Paperwhite. I can pretty much end this review here. For better or worse, Amazon is the best source for ebooks, and the Kindle...

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  • GoT’s Charles Dance on fighting zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s latest DLC

    GoT’s Charles Dance on fighting zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s latest DLC

    The latest DLC addition to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, a Zombies mode called “Dead of the Night,” is a campy, extraordinary map filled with undead mayhem — notable as well for starring four very...

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  • Tumblr’s ‘female-presenting nipples’ language isn’t semantic — it’s oppression

    Tumblr’s ‘female-presenting nipples’ language isn’t semantic — it’s oppression

    Tumblr‘s whiplash-inducing ban on “all adult content” has been about as well-received as a tequila-fart in a car full of strangers with the windows stuck in the up position. Furthermore, it’s...

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  • How numb are we to Facebook’s fuck-ups at this point?

    How numb are we to Facebook’s fuck-ups at this point?

    Facebook apparently couldn’t get to the end of its awful 2018 without exposing even more user data —  photos, in this case. But at this point, we’re so inoculated to Facebook’s colossal leaks and...

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  • Focal Elegia Review: Neutral hi-fi headphones you can actually commute with

    Focal Elegia Review: Neutral hi-fi headphones you can actually commute with

    The Focal Elegia is not your typical high-end headphone. After the highly successful Utopia and Clear, the Elegia is Focal Audio’s first contribution into the high-end closed market. Closed-back...

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  • How blockchain technology can — and can’t — prevent sexual assault

    How blockchain technology can — and can’t — prevent sexual assault

    For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This story...

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  • This week’s best Android games to help you forget about Tumblr

    This week’s best Android games to help you forget about Tumblr

    Welcome to our weekly column, in which YouTuber NimbleThor brings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device. Whether you’re into casual time wasters or hardcore...

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  • ‘Unregulated ICOs are dead’ — welcome to the era of the STO

    ‘Unregulated ICOs are dead’ — welcome to the era of the STO

    One of Alan Sugar’s earliest apprentices and author of Tokenomics: The crypto shift of blockchains, ICOs and tokens, Thomas Power took to the seats of the Hard Fork Decentralized Exchange this...

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  • “Netflix for Nonfiction” streams 2,000+ documentaries for $2 per month

    “Netflix for Nonfiction” streams 2,000+ documentaries for $2 per month

    Get the inquisitive minds on your shopping list a two-year subscription to Curiosity Stream, a vast digital library of very 2,000 documentary features and series that open up every facet of our...

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  • How to find and share your top Instagram posts from 2018

    How to find and share your top Instagram posts from 2018

    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Since there’s only two weeks until the end of year,...

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  • Amazon’s selling Chromecasts again — a year after it said it would

    Amazon’s selling Chromecasts again — a year after it said it would

    I know you’ve spent the past year counting down the days, but it’s here. The time has finally arrived. Yes, you got it right, you can now buy a Chromecast on Amazon. Again. Google’s streaming...

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  • Blockchains should have ‘privacy by design’ for GDPR compliance

    Blockchains should have ‘privacy by design’ for GDPR compliance

    General data protection regulation (GDPR) and blockchain is one of the industry’s most contentious debates at the moment. Some believe that public permissionless blockchains cannot be GDPR...

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