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Crowdfunding is better than Netflix for YouTube's creep queen
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One day six months ago, Christine McConnell picked up the phone and learned that her Netflix show, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, wouldn't be renewed. The production company called with the news, citing an email it had received from Ne…

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The Morning After: Google finally reveals the Pixel 4
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Now that Google's big hardware event has happened, we can end the leaks and start playing around with the Pixel 4. Tuesday also brought in big news about League of Legends and Sony's immersive new format for mus…

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Fired EPA Scientists To Release Air Pollution Report They Say Agency Unqualified To Issue
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration fired a panel of more than two dozen scientific experts who assisted the Environmental Protection Agency in its review of air quality standards for particulate matter. Now, as the EPA prepares its report on those standards later this month, […]

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Amazon's superhero show The Boys: Cast, plot, sequel news     – CNET
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Here’s our guide to the superhero TV series starring Karl Urban about corrupt superheroes.

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Steam’s next big feature will make any “local multiplayer” game work online
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Enlarge / With Steam’s new upcoming feature, dubbed Remote Play Together, you can turn any “local multiplayer” game into a connected experience. (credit: Valve) On Wednesday, Steam sent a stealth news update to developers about a surprise new feature coming to Steam as soon as October 21: “Remote Play Together.” The feature will transform any […]

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Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs
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At its annual TechCon event in San Jose, Arm today announced Custom Instructions, a new feature of its Armv8-M architecture for embedded CPUs that, as the name implies, enables its customers to write their own custom instructions to accelerate their specific use cases for embedded and IoT applications. “We already have ways to add acceleration, […]

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Tesla produced a record-breaking 96,155 cars last quarter
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Enlarge / An aerial view of the construction site of Tesla’s manufacturing facility is seen on April 8, 2019 in Shanghai. The factory is expected to begin production before the end of 2019, which could help Tesla meet its goal to deliver at least 360,000 vehicles for the year. (credit: Zhang Hengwei/China News Service/Visual China […]

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Hands-on with Microsoft’s barrage of new Surface devices
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Enlarge / That charging case uses USB-C. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of laptops and tablets for its Surface line of Windows computers and related accessories. The announcements include the Surface Pro 7, the latest iteration of the company’s popular line of 2-in-1 tablets; the Surface Laptop 3, a refresh of […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles
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Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The company straddles two very different markets: the U.S. and its home country of Japan, where it is one of the […]

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