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Giant Planet Around Tiny Star 'Should Not Exist'
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Thelasko quotes the BBC: Astronomers have discovered a giant planet that, they say, should not exist, according to current theories. The Jupiter-like world is unusually large compared with its host star, contradicting a widely held idea about the way planets form. The star, which lies 284 trillion km away, is an M-type red dwarf – […]

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2020 Jeep Compass review: Rugged and handsome, but rough around the edges     – Roadshow
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The compact Jeep Compass can conquer almost any trail, but as an everyday driver, there’s definitely room for improvement.

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The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families
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You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them. As the company gets the service off the ground — and […]

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New Google Area 120 project Shoelace aims to connect people around shared interests
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A new project from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, aims to help people find things to do and others who share your same interests. Through a new app called Shoelace — a name designed to make you think of tying things together — users can browse through a set of hand-picked activities, or add their […]

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Spotify Lite is now officially out for 36 markets around the world
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Spotify has been testing a smaller, lighter version of its app since mid-2018 in hopes of expanding its reach to regions where internet connections are slow and people tend to use low-end-to-mid-range devices. Now, that app is finally ready for prime…

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NSA Admits Improper Collection of Phone Data, 2nd Time Around
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The ACLU has released documents showing the NSA improperly collected Americans’ call and text logs in 2017 and 2018. The unauthorized collections occurred just four months after the agency announced it was deleting more than 620 million call detail records acquired since 2015 under Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act. The NSA relied […]

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Alphabet's Toronto smart campus reportedly opening around late 2023     – CNET
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The tech giant’s first smart buildings will open in either late 2023 or early 2024, according to a CNBC report.

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Google Maps doesn't want you walking around in AR     – CNET
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Goodbye, Mr Fox. Google’s dropping the whimsy from its AR Maps.

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The best and worst April Fools’ jokes from around the web
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The tech world sure does love a good prank. While some sat out on April Fools’, a number of big tech companies embraced the opportunity to waste time this way. So without any further ado, here are the April Fools’ pranks from around the web: The good 1) Google Tulip Google Tulip, in my humble […]

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