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Nintendo reveals Animal Crossing coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019     – CNET
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Animal Crossing fans, your pleas have been heard.

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FCC Data Exaggerates Broadband Access On Tribal Lands
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Broadband access in tribal areas is likely even worse than previously thought because Federal Communications Commission data overstates deployment, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). FCC data collection was already known to be suspect throughout the U.S., not just in […]

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How the Weather Channel Made That Insane Hurricane Florence Storm Surge Animation
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The Weather Channel’s 3-D, room-encompassing depiction of the Hurricane Florence storm surge took many by surprise on Friday (Second video). It doesn’t tell, it shows, more bracingly than you’d think would be possible on a meteorological update, writes Wired. Here’s how they did it. CNET: In one video, meteorologist Erika Navarro demonstrates what a progressive […]

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Rocket Report: Japanese spaceplane, GEO downturn, Block 5 results good
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 1.17 of the Rocket Report! This week, we discuss a lot of new launch contracts, a Japanese plan to build a suborbital spaceplane, and Chinese plans to develop a potentially recoverable payload fairing. Also, check the launch schedule: three launches in three days! As always, we welcome reader […]

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Free-wheeling water droplets plot their own path off a hot plate
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Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Here are the two best things about fluid dynamics: scaling laws and cool videos. A group of researchers has been studying the behavior of water on a hot plate. You are probably all familiar with the effect: you drop some water on a hot plate, the water hisses a bit, and […]

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Samsung teases October 11th Galaxy event with ‘4x fun’
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Samsung has released invitations for an October 11th event that teases a new Galaxy device and the cryptic message "4x fun," CNET reports. What that could mean is really anybody's guess, but there are some rumors circulating that may give us a clue….

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Bowers and Wilkins 606 review: More bass and better dynamics, but bright sound isn't for everyone     – CNET
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The Bowers and Wilkins 606 bookshelves offer bucketfuls of resolution and bass power, but they’re not as system-friendly as previous 600-series speakers.

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Apple Unveils Trio of New iPhones
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Apple unveiled three new iPhones at a Wednesday in Cupertino. Along with the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR, Apple introduced the Apple Watch 4. “Our mission started with personalizing technology for the desktop,” said CEO Tim Cook, and it’s “now personalizing it for every aspect of our lives.” Apple aims “to put […]

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A Tesla investor says he was recently questioned by US regulators about that infamous ‘funding secured’ tweet
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Last week, onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, regulator Jina Choi, who heads the SEC’s wide-reaching San Francisco unit, declined to confirm or deny that the SEC is investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk for possible fraud. Said Choi, “I can’t tell you about any particular investigation in our office. And I can’t confirm or deny the existence […]

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