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Vizio announces new soundbars starting at $79, Crave Go speaker for $199

Published on Neowin. The 2017 line-up of Vizio’s soundbars and speakers has just been revealed. The former will start at $79 for the 28” stereo variant, whereas the Crave Go speaker will set you back about $199. Read more…

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to Make $187 Million After Verizon Deal

Published on WSJ.com: Technology. Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to make some $187 million in the wake of the internet company’s sale of its core business to Verizon Communications, according to securities filings.

Father kills infant daughter on Facebook Live

Published on The Next Web. In the latest of a string of disturbing incidents to take place on Facebook Live, a Thai father killed his 11-month-old daughter on the platform. Previously, the platform played host to incidents including torture, sexual […]

Drunk man may have started the robot uprising

Published on The Next Web. When the robot overlords have risen to enslave us and punish us for our transgressions against their kind, know the name of Jason Sylvain, for he is the one who has doomed us all. The […]

Stop calling them flying cars

Published on The Verge – All Posts. “Uber unveils plan to demo flying cars by 2020,” the CNN headline blares. “No longer a dream: Silicon Valley takes on the flying car,” the New York Times says. Even an esteemed publication […]

Scientists successfully grew fetal lambs inside ‘uterus-like’ bags

Published on Engadget. Doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a new artificial womb that could soon be helping the tens of thousands of critically preterm (younger than 26 weeks) births in the US each year. According to a […]

14,923 nukes: All the nations armed with nuclear weapons and how many they have

Published on SAI. When it comes to the threat of nuclear war, 2017 is shaping up to be a watershed moment. Relations between the US and Russia — the two foremost nuclear superpowers — has reached a “low point” because […]

A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

Published on TechCrunch.  Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015 so they left the Bay Area and headed west to Salt […]

Kodi defends the prospect of using DRM in its app to deter piracy

Published on Neowin. In a blog post, the developers behind the popular Kodi media center application defended the prospect of using DRM in their app, without actually committing to the decision to do so. Read more…

Reddit is changing, and Redditors aren’t happy about it

Published on The Next Web. Reddit announced earlier this year that it was working on a site redesign, and one of the biggest changes is the elimination of custom community styles via CSS. Moderators who have coded their beautiful subbreddits […]

Juicero teardown hints at a very expensively-built product

Published on Ars Technica. Enlarge / In this post a venture capital partner pulls apart this machine. (credit: Juicero) A product designer and venture capital partner took apart a Juicero to see what made the notorious $400 juice presser so […]

Burger King recruits gamers to sell Whoppers to their teammates

Published on The Next Web. Burger King is on a tear right now. First it’s trying to hijack your Google Home via your TV, and now it’s trying to infiltrate your video games. The Spanish Burger King channel put up […]

Palantir settles discrimination case with eight job offers and $1.6 million in cash

Published on The Verge – All Posts. Today, Palantir settled a lawsuit brought by the Department of Labor last year alleging a pattern of discrimination against Asian-American job candidates. In response to the allegations, Palantir will pay $1,659,434 in back […]

Xiaomi still unlikely to bring its devices to US or EU any time soon

Published on Neowin. Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has consistently been offering drool-worthy handsets. But, it has yet to offer its wares to the US and EU. Sadly, it looks like things will stay that way. Read more…

Be the alien you want to see in the theaters with the new Alien Covenant VR experience

Published on TechCrunch.  As part of the media push surrounding the premiere of Alien Covenant (set to debut May 19th), Twentieth Century Fox and its compatriots are offering up a VR teaser — Alien: Covenant In Utero. This non-Nirvana related short puts […]

Lawsuit: Mylan’s epic EpiPen price hike wasn’t about greed—it’s worse

Published on Ars Technica. Enlarge / Mylan Inc. CEO Heather Bresch testifies on Capitol Hill in a hearing on “Reviewing the Rising Price of EpiPens.” (credit: Getty | Alex Wong) When Mylan dramatically increased the price of its life-saving EpiPen […]

This prosthetic arm is powered by Bluetooth and your mind

Published on Engadget. Robotic limbs aren't a new technology, though the range of motion and strength of such limbs continue to improve. Controlling prosthetics with your mind is another area of refinement, but they're typically connected directly to a patient's […]

Verizon Launches New Prepaid Unlimited Data Plan

Published on MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – All Stories. Verizon today announced the launch of a new unlimited data plan for its prepaid customers, which offers unlimited data, talk, and text across the United States for $80. The plan […]

Aerix Black Talon 2.0 is drone racing’s gateway drug

Published on The Next Web. Calling the Black Talon 2.0 the best racing drone for beginners is doing it a great disservice. As someone who has flown everything from $29 micro-drones to several-thousand dollar quadcopters, there’s something insulting about slapping […]

An Uber employee committed suicide, and his widow is blaming Uber’s work culture

Published on SAI. An Uber engineer committed suicide, and his widow is blaming Uber’s stressful work culture as the cause, according to a new report from Carolyn Said at The San Francisco Chronicle.  Zecole Thomas told the Chronicle that her […]

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