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See Science Fair even if you’ve never entered one in your life
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Enlarge (credit: Rich Bowen / Flickr) Science documentaries face a real challenge when it comes to drawing in an audience that isn’t already committed to caring about science. Finding new ways to say “You should really go see this, it’s not just about science” is often a struggle. Science Fair is a rare entry in […]

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Russia, China become battle buddies at Vostok 2018
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Russian Ministry of Defense The last time that Russia mounted a military exercise the size of this week’s Vostok 2018 event, “Russia” was the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev was General Secretary, and Ronald Reagan had just been elected president of the United States. That was 1981, at the height of the Cold War. Now, with […]

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After Math: Oh boy, new toys!
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The holidays seem to kick off earlier and earlier every year. Apple rang in the start of the season in the first week of September at its annual fall iPhone event, but they weren't the only ones showing off new products ahead of post-Labor Day madnes…

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Origin PC Eon17-X (2018) review: Top-notch performance at a top-shelf price     – CNET
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Highly customizable inside and out, this gaming system can go to 11 — if you can afford it.

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Naked Labs Body Scanner review: Naked Labs' all-seeing smart mirror lays your insecurities bare     – CNET
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This combo smart mirror and smart scale scans your nearly naked body, then shows you the goods on your phone. The tech is impressive — and some of us hate it.

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Google Digs In Heels Over Global Expansion of EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten'
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Google took on French lawyers at the European Union Court of Justice this week, in an effort to fend off expansion of the EU’s “right to be forgotten” judgment. The EU’s attempts to broaden the scope of that judgment would be “completely unenvisagable,” and it could result in impositions on the values of different countries […]

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The Predator isn't a sequel, but watch these movies first anyway     – CNET
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There’s no need to “get to da choppa.” Just “stick around” your couch and watch these films before seeing the latest entry in the franchise.

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A 5G iPhone? Why Apple's in no rush to sell you one     – CNET
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Everyone else can’t stop talking about how great 5G is and how soon they’ll have it. Apple’s on a different wavelength.

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Nvidia Scanner Brings One-Click Overclocking To Its GeForce RTX Graphics Cards
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Nvidia’s new “Scanner” tool for the company’s newest GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards will provide one-click overclocking. PCWorld reports: Nvidia Scanner isn’t actually a tool you can download. Instead, it’s an API that developers can implement, similar to how current GeForce overclocking software relies on Nvidia’s NVAPI. Tom Peterson, Nvidia’s director of technical marketing, says […]

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