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New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans
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Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and 27,000 abandoned wells. (credit: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) This week, New Jersey’s attorney general sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information […]

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Pixel camera app will support external mics from October 18th
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Google made much ado of the Pixel line's suitability to pro photography with its Annie Leibovitz partnership, but it couldn't really say the same for video when owners still have to use the built-in microphone with the official camera app. That won't…

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What to expect from the return of electric scooters in SF
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The time has come. Electric scooter sharing services are returning to the streets of San Francisco — this time with explicit permission from the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. On Monday, we’ll see both Skip and Scoot deploy their respective electric scooters throughout the city. And if you remember what it was like earlier this year, […]

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Self-Healing Material Can Build Itself From Carbon In the Air
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MIT chemical engineers have reportedly designed a material that can react with carbon dioxide from the air, “to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself.” According to MIT News, “The polymer, which might someday be used as construction or repair material or for protective coatings, continuously converts the greenhouse gas into a carbon-based material that reinforces […]

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Doctor Who season 11: Six things we learned from creators and cast     – CNET
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New showrunner Chris Chibnall and new Doctor Jodie Whittaker dropped a few hints about the new-look show.

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Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more
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The third annual Google hardware extravaganza is kicking off in just a few days. On October 9 at 11am, Google will show off its next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3, along with a few other products. The new Pixel phone is usually the headline launch at these hardware events, but Google often announces four or […]

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How to Prevent the Internet From Ruining Your Company's Reputation
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When it comes to business, you’re only as good as your reputation. Indeed, your reputation is your brand. It is the substance your logo represents; it is the glue in customer brand loyalty. In a word, reputation is everything. Yet it’s not entirely under your control. That doesn’t mean you are helpless as a victim […]

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Former South Korean President Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Accepting $5.4 Million In Bribes From Samsung
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South Korea’s former president, Lee Myung-bak, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement. He will also have to pay $11.5 million in fines. NPR reports: Lee is the second South Korean leader convicted this year of charges of corruption and the fourth former president to be arrested for corruption since […]

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The Mandalorian: First photo released from Jon Favreau's Star Wars series     – CNET
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You’ll see elements of Boba Fett mixed with those of Wild West gunfighters in the image.

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