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Google Pixel 2 May Launch On Oct 5
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This month has been pretty interesting for the tech aficionados, thanks to the launch of much awaited operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. And now, we have been hearing a lot about the launch of Google’s upcoming flagship device, Pixel 2, which is expected to mark the debut of the […]

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Major Uber investor tells Benchmark: Drop your lawsuit against ex-CEO Kalanick
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Enlarge / Shervin Pishevar speaking at the 2016 TechCrunch conference in San Francisco. Pishevar wrote a letter to Uber’s board urging Benchmark Capital to drop its lawsuit against ex-CEO Travis Kalanick. (credit: Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Uber’s ex-CEO Travis Kalanick is under fire, but he’s hardly out of supporters. Kalanick, who resigned in […]

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Price Leaks Online
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Samsung is all set to launch its upcoming smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8, today at 8.30 PM IST. However, it seems like the company will also unveil its Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker alongside. Just like before every launch, we have a fresh leak that gives out some information about the fitness tracker. Popular tipster […]

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When it comes to controversial science, a little knowledge is a problem
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For a lot of scientific topics, there’s a big gap between what scientists understand and what the public thinks it knows. For a number of these topics—climate change and evolution are prominent examples—this divide develops along cultural lines, typically religious or political identity. It would be reassuring to think that the gap is simply a […]

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A gallery of Voyagers greatest hits—and they are truly great
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NASA Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 which, at the time, confused the heck out of the press and public because it actually launched before Voyager 1. Why did they launch the second probe first? Because Voyager 2 was going to follow a longer trajectory to reach the Jupiter system, […]

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Here’s what happens to your retina if you view an eclipse without protection
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Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ian Hitchcock ) Americans are making their last dashes for glasses and viewers to watch the rare total solar eclipse that will glide across the continental US on Monday. Meanwhile, eye doctors are trying to clear away any orbiting debris that’s obscuring vision safety information—and spotlight the dangers of unsafe viewing. Everyone […]

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It took a year, but Google Allo finally works on a desktop
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Google Allo, Google’s latest attempt to stay relevant in the instant messaging market, is finally going to work on something other than a single smartphone. Google is launching a web interface for the struggling instant messaging service. Google Allo launched in September 2016, and it was missing so many basic messaging features it was dead on arrival. It […]

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Justice Department Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses Related To Anti-Trump Website
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In a blog post today, online web hosting provider DreamHost disclosed that it has been involved in a months-long legal battle with the Justice Department over records on visitors to an anti-Trump website. The dispute focuses on a Justice Department demand for information on data related […]

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Tracking the spread of culture through folktales
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Enlarge (credit: Starz) There’s a reason why the premise of American Gods is so alluring: the US is home to a wild and glorious mishmash of gods, folktales, and cultural heritage. One by one, groups from around the world picked up and landed on a new shore, bringing their stories with them. The mere existence […]

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