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India’s tiny space shuttle is adorably cute

BGR - ma, 05/23/2016 - 23:30
The pinnacle of the space race was the shuttle battle: America's flew repeatedly, and Russia's...didn't. India is the latest country to enter the space shuttle contest, as its Reusable Launch Vehicle blasted off into space early this morning. As these images of the 22-foot craft show, size isn't everything when it comes to space.

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Lyft's new Scheduled Rides might help you make your flight - Roadshow

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 23:15
Now you can schedule a Lyft trip ahead of time.
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Blueberry comes packed with spider nest in most horrifying breakfast ever - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 23:00
Most Reddit users find these photos to be berry disgusting, but blueberry farmer claims buggy fruit likely wasn't dangerous.
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Courts use a ‘Minority Report’ crime prediction algorithm, and it’s incredibly racist

BGR - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:55
I was somewhat surprised to learn that courts use software to predict the likelihood of criminals reoffending. But I was far less surprised to learn that the computer, much like the system it serves, seems to hate black people. ProPublica has a new report that shines a light on the system used by Broward County, Florida. Those courts use a system made by Northpointe, a for-profit company. Various factors are inputted into an algorithm, which spits out a score that reflects an offender's chance of re-offending within two years.

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Pulses rise as Fitbit defends accuracy of fitness trackers - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:53
A study funded by a law firm suing the wearables maker raises questions about the accuracy of Fitbit technology.
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Facebook buys Two Big Ears and makes its VR audio tool free - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:46
Facebook repackages the Scottish company's VR audio platform as "Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation" and makes it free.
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These ear capsules might be the wireless multifunction headphones you've been waiting for - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:45
A new pair of wireless headphones by Human Inc. can morph into a portable loudspeaker and allows multiple users to connect and listen to a single audio source.
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We flip out over Motorola Razr's return, while Google schools us on science - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:43
A Motorola video hints the classic Razr flip phone will be resurrected June 9. Meanwhile, Google launches a new app for experiments called Science Journal.
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Google could replace some passwords with a 'trust score' by the end of the year

The verge - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:41

Conventional passwords might soon be a thing of the past, or at least on devices running Android. Google announced at I/O last week that it's pushing ahead with plans to replace passwords with "trust scores" that incorporate various data points about users to determine whether or not they're legitimate. Its Trust API is the result of its year's-worth of password work, and it's rolling out to "several very large" financial institutions in the coming weeks.

"Assuming it goes well, this should become available to every Android developer around the world by the end of the year," Dan Kaufman, head of ATAP at Google, said at I/O.

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Puppycams are coming to Facebook Live with new nonstop streaming feature

The verge - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:41

Facebook is pushing out a few updates to its live video platform today, including a new feature that lets broadcasters maintain continuous streams. This opens up all sorts of possibilities for fixed camera setups and multi-hour videos, as the previous length limit was just 90 minutes. The company says it's already seeing interesting use cases, like 24-hour nature cameras used by Explore.com. Other possibilities include a continuous video of a group of puppies or even entire sports matches and other events, Facebook video head Fidji Simo told TechCrunch. The one downside: you can't save these streams to watch later, as the server strain would be too costly for Facebook to maintain.

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This alcohol monitoring wristband just won a $200,000 prize - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:39
The BACTrack Skyn measures your sweat to help determine your blood alcohol content.
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Netflix will soon be the only place to watch new Disney and Marvel movies

BGR - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:30
As if all the new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June weren't enough, Netflix is already hyping up its entire summer slate. For June, the service has Jurassic Park and Spotlight, July brings The Big Short and Back to the Future and August's lineup includes The Little Prince and The Fast & The Furious. But the biggest addition comes in September, when Netflix becomes "the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar."

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Disney will make Netflix the happiest place on earth this September - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:18
Nearly four years after the deal was announced, Netflix will become the exclusive place (in the United States) to stream new Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar movies.
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One-day Amazon sale drops Rosetta Stone to its lowest price ever

BGR - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:08
Every once in a while Rosetta Stone's $279 Power Pack software will drop to $199 on Amazon and when that happens, you'd be crazy not to get it. Rosetta Stone offers what are easily some of the best tools in the world when it comes to learning a new language. $199 is an incredible price, of course, but Amazon is outdoing itself with today's big sale. For one day only, you can get a Rosetta Stone Power Pack in any of five different languages including American English, French, German, Italian and Spanish for just $189 shipped. What are you waiting for?

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Buy your 'X-Men: Apocalypse' tickets on Snapchat this week - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 22:04
From now until opening day Thursday, fans can order tickets through an ad in Snapchat's Discovery section.
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Swinging for the fences: Hyundai to build a 250-mile EV by 2020 - Roadshow

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 21:57
According to Hyundai's director for eco-friendly vehicle development, we'll see both 200-mile and 250-mile Hyundai EVs by the end of the decade.
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A tour of Samsung America's audio lab (photos) - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 21:54
Samsung's audio lab outside of Los Angeles is the birthplace of products such as the HW-K950 Atmos soundbar and the Radiant360 speaker. Take a tour of the facility.
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Fallout 4 Far Harbor: Tips to get you ready - CNET

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 21:50
Here's what you should do before heading into Fallout 4's Far Harbor.
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Old habits die hard: New study shows we still love taking the wheel - Roadshow

cnet - ma, 05/23/2016 - 21:44
According to the latest University of Michigan transport study, it'll be a while before self-driving tech takes hold.
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Right now, Lyft is cheaper than the subway in NYC

BGR - ma, 05/23/2016 - 21:43
Uber and Lyft have made taking a car to get around a surprisingly affordable method of transportation. But right now, the rivalry between the two is driving prices to be ludicrously cheap. Starting today, all weekday Lyft rides in Manhattan will be 50 percent off. And before you point out that this will screw over drivers, don't worry -- they're getting to keep 100 percent of the non-discounted fare, with no commission going to Lyft.

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