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This Solution to Phone Multitasking Is Either Genius or Totally Absurd

https://gizmodo.com/this-solution-to-phone-multitasking-is-either-genius-or-1830405440 There’s a reason your computer’s home screen is often referred to as its desktop. The user interface is designed to emulate a physical desk covered in documents and tools. That analogy doesn’t work quite as well with a smartphone’s … Continue reading

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This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

https://gizmodo.com/this-electric-scooter-for-adults-might-replace-my-need-1830226030 GIF: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo) Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab completes its first commercial launch

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/11/rocket-lab-first-commercial-launch/ Rocket Lab After months of delays, Rocket Lab has completed its first commercial mission. The spaceflight startup successfully launched its Electron rocket into orbit carrying six small satellites, including five cubesats as well as a small weather satellite. The … Continue reading

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New Air-Conditioner Absorbs Solar Energy and Blasts Radiation Into Space

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=28903 As people search for solutions to the climate change crisis on Earth, scientists are working to create renewable energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels. Now, scientists at Stanford University hope to offer a new solution as they are … Continue reading

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Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1410499 0 Today, Google announced a new feature for its Project Fi cellular service: an always-on VPN. Project Fi’s VPN previously was used to encrypt traffic while connecting to a network of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, but now Google will … Continue reading

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Legendary Creator Stan Lee, Who Changed Comics and Pop Culture Forever, Is Dead at 95

https://io9.gizmodo.com/legendary-creator-stan-lee-who-changed-comics-and-pop-1822780733 Stan Lee, photographed in January 2018Photo: AP Photos Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95. Although the cause of death … Continue reading

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Valve Pays $20,000 To Hacker Who Found Steam Bug That Generates Free Games

https://kotaku.com/valve-pays-20-000-to-hacker-who-found-steam-bug-that-g-1830395592 SteamedSteamed is dedicated to all things in and around Valve’s PC gaming service.   Somewhere deep inside Valve’s labyrinthine compound of Steam-sustaining tubes, wires, and pipes, somebody is thanking their lucky stars for Artem Moskowsky. The self-described “bug hunter” came … Continue reading

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