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An app that uses AI to help you improve your basketball shot just raised $4 million
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Let’s be real: you are most certainly never going to be as good as Steve Nash, Chris Paul, James Harden — or really any professional NBA player. But it probably won’t stop you from trying to practice or model your game around your favorite players, and spend hours upon hours figuring out how to get better. […]

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Facebook's InfoWars problem just won't go away     – CNET
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It seems Facebook would rather shush false news than shut it off completely.

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PC shipments just grew for the first time in six years     – CNET
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Smartphones are still dominating, but Windows, Mac and Linux are hanging on.

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A tiny collision beneath the South Pole just changed how we see the universe     – CNET
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Scientists have traced a ghostly particle in Antarctic ice back to its source nearly 4 billion light-years away. Here’s how that could change everything.

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The secretive Magic Leap headset will ship this summer, and everything else we just learned     – CNET
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Nearly four years later.

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This black MacBook sat under a couch for 8 years, and it just booted right up     – CNET
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I found a dust-covered, circa-2007 black polycarbonate MacBook, plugged it in and it came right back to life.

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How American Vandal expertly crafted a doc (that just happened to be fiction)
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The American Vandal creative team chats with Ars at ATX TV Festival 2018. (video link) AUSTIN, Texas—Among the reasons Netflix’s American Vandal worked: dedication, not just to the bit but to the DNA. The creative team had an obsession with true crime documentaries, obviously. But they didn’t set out to make an homage, showrunner Dan […]

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Nearly Half the Patents on Marine Genes Belong To Just One Company
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A creature as majestic as a whale, you might think, should have no owner. Yet it turns out that certain snippets of the DNA that makes a sperm whale a sperm whale are actually the subjects of patents — meaning that private entities have exclusive rights to their use for research and development. From a […]

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Norwest just scored an interesting new partner: Google and Facebook alum Priti Youssef Choksi
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A lot of people who’ve been working in the venture industry — even for many years — haven’t seen a true down cycle. Somewhat ironically, Priti Youssef Choksi, a newly minted VC, knows very well what one looks like. The newest partner of the multi-stage investment firm Norwest Venture Partners has been working in tech […]

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