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See bird photobomb the space station as ISS crosses the sun     – CNET
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A spectacular photo captures a glorious feathered flyer as the International Space Station passes in front of our star.

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Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs, who died 6 years ago today     – CNET
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In a Tweet, Apple CEO Tim Cook honors his predecessor on the anniversary of Jobs’ death.

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Google Poised to Add New Pixels to Growing Ecosystem
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A refresh of Google’s critically acclaimed Pixel smartphones is expected Wednesday when the company holds its annual product launch event at the SFJAZZ center in San Francisco. Although their features won’t be known officially until Google raises the curtain on the phones at the event, leaks — including photos — have given the public a […]

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Microsoft buys AltspaceVR's struggling virtual hangout
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When AltspaceVR announced that it was staying open after threatening to close its doors, it said it was "deep in discussions" with people who were passionate about it. Apparently one of those people was Microsoft, because the software giant has just…

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D'oh! 'The Simpsons' meets 'Game of Thrones' in season premiere     – CNET
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Like another famously doomed Ned, “Simpsons” nemesis Ned Flanders learns it’s tough to get ahead in Westeros.

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World View successfully launches its first stratollite from its Tucson HQ
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 Stratospheric balloon launch startup World View has completed its inaugural launch from its new Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters, the company announced today. The new HQ was officially opened back in February, but since then it’s been preparing the facility for regular launch operations, culminating in today’s debut take-off. World View is trying to carve out novel […]

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You won't see iPhones in 'Blade Runner 2049', director says     – CNET
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Denis Villeneuve explains why the sequel to the 1982 science fiction classic conjures an alternative future that doesn’t depend on digital data the way we do.

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The best foam mattresses you can buy online
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By Kevin Purdy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Rea…

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To better grok how all 37 trillion human cells work, we need new tools
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At Ars Technica Live, Aaron Streets discussed the ways he’s using microfluidics to advance cellular biology. (video link) In recent decades, one of the largest-scale government-funded science research projects was the Human Genome Project, an effort to map the entire genetic blueprint of our species. Since 2016, a new version of that herculean effort is […]

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