Technology and Money

Black Friday 2018 deals at Sam's Club: Vizio M-Series TVs, HP laptops and more     – CNET
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The 55-inch Vizio M-Series for $450? That’s among the best deals of the year.

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Indiegogo 'Guaranteed Shipping' Will Ensure Refunds If Campaigns Fail
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Indiegogo will start offering “guaranteed shipping” on some crowdfunding campaigns through a pilot program starting next year. Creators who choose to partake in the pilot will promise to users that their product will be delivered. If they fail to fulfill that promise, supporters will get their money back. Engadget reports: Details on how the guaranteed […]

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US travel ban blocking students from presenting their research
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Enlarge / A poster grayed-out in protest at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. (credit: Twitter user: @Doctor_PMS) At an academic conference, the question “where are you from?” can have many meanings. “For anybody who’s in science, that’s a complicated question,” says paleontologist P. David Polly. “Where are we now, where did […]

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Sun’s closest solo star may have company
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Enlarge / The position of Barnard’s star relative to the Earth and its other neighbors. (credit: IEEC/Science-Wave/Guillem Ramisa) From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based telescopes, we now know that planets are common in our galaxy. But the methods we’ve used to detect most of them are biased toward […]

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'Astroneer' brings space exploration to Xbox and PC on February 6th
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Space exploration game Astroneer has racked up a major following in its Early Access stage. After hinting at it, the game finally has an official release date. The title from System Era Softworks will be available for Xbox One and Windows 10 starting…

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Facebook starts rolling out Messenger's 'unsend' feature
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Facebook didn't take long to roll out Messenger's unsend feature, although it may be a while before you have the option of correcting missteps in your part of the world. Unsending is now available in Messenger's Android and iOS apps in Bolivia, Colo…

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Tovala Smart Oven Gen 2 review: Smarter styling and app improvements help this smart oven shine     – CNET
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Tovala improved the look of its smart steam oven, added more recipes and resources to the app and dropped the price.

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Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley
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Startups have been creating employee hell in Silicon Valley. That was on my mind as I read the book Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us. I think this book should be required reading for anybody who thinks working for a startup in Silicon Valley would be fun. Unless […]

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Star Explorer Mae Jemison: The Sky Connects Us
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Mae Jemison recently shared some illuminating recollections of her experiences as an astronaut, but they were neither the starting point nor the ending point of our conversation. This extraordinary woman’s career is too packed with present and future endeavors to dwell very long on her stellar past. She currently leads 100 Year Starship, a nonprofit […]

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