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Mercedes teases production electric SUV ahead of September 4th reveal
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Mercedes is nearly done with showing off concepts and prototypes for the EQC. The automaker has teased the production version of the electric SUV in a video that promises a full reveal at its September 4th event in Stockholm. While it's only the br…

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Californian, Hawaiian homeowners charging ahead on residential batteries
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(credit: sonnen) A new report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) says that US homeowners added 36 megawatt-hours (MWh) worth of batteries to their residences in the first quarter of 2018. That’s more than the previous three quarters combined. The gains were driven by local and state policies that actually reduced the […]

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Internally, NASA believes Boeing ahead of SpaceX in commercial crew
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Enlarge / An artist’s view of the Starliner spacecraft en route to the International Space Station. (credit: Boeing) One of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between Boeing and SpaceX. Despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart compete for many different kinds of contracts, and perhaps nowhere […]

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Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release
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Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four former King.com staffers — Simon Davis, Fadzuli Said, Benjamin Chevalier and Saurabh Shukul — after the gaming giant closed its Singapore office — inherited […]

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Join us at 8:30 pm ET today for live-streamed games ahead of E3 madness
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Enlarge / We’ll test Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn during this week’s episode of Ars Frontlog, along with two other 2D video games. (credit: Saber Interactive) Ars Technica’s experimental foray into Twitch live-streaming continues today with our second episode of Ars Frontlog. The short version: tune in to our official Twitch channel today (Thursday, June 7) […]

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Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
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Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's…

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Google Unveils Acer's Chromebook Tab 10 Ahead of Apple's Education-Focused Event Tomorrow
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Maybe Acer knows what Apple is up to tomorrow, maybe not. Regardless the information and communication tech company announced today the world’s first Chrome OS tablet made for the education market, the Chromebook Tab 10. Designed for use in K-12 classrooms, the 9.7-inch tablet could potentially add to Google’s […]

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Facebook starts polishing its privacy messaging ahead of GDPR
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 As the May 25 deadline for compliance with the EU’s updated privacy framework fast approaches Facebook is continuing to PR the changes it’s making to try to meet the new data protection standard — and steer away from the specter of fines that can scale as high as 4% of a company’s global turnover. Read More

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Ford Ranger: A generational retrospective ahead of the new 2019 model     – Roadshow
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A look back at the US story of Ford’s small pickup before it returns in 2019.

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