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Makula Dunbar Contributor Makula Dunbar is a writer with Wirecutter. More posts by this contributor Wireless headphones and earbuds to fit your budget Back-to-college tech for minimalists and the over-prepared Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn […]

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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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This is the lab where Sphero BB-8 and R2-D2 droids are made     – CNET
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We take you behind the scenes of the Sphero lab, the place where the BB-8, R2-D2, Sphero mini and the new Bold robots are created.

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FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Department of Justice’s attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy public-interest review, despite pushback from Democrats in the Senate and FCC. The DOJ […]

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The nine headphones that made our back-to-school guide
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So you're headed off to college in the fall. What are you going to use to help you focus when you're on deadline? To tune out the rowdy partiers down the hall? Whether you need a pair of earbuds, a set of sound-cancelling cans or just a pair of budge…

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The 5,000% price hike that made Martin Shkreli infamous is no longer paying off
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Enlarge / NEW YORK – AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer) Martin Shkreli’s former pharmaceutical company lost more than $1 million in the first quarter of 2018 amid waning sales of the drug […]

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The downfall of Theranos, from the journalist who made it happen
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Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over the last few years, the failed biomedical startup Theranos has become synonymous with some of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley. Through a combination of hubris, mendacity, and paranoid secrecy, the company fooled investors and the press into thinking it had created a nearly magical medical […]

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Celebrate Independence Day with affordable audio gear made in the USA     – CNET
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American-made tech can be expensive, but we found some nice audio equipment that’s downright affordable.

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De Beers To Sell Diamonds Made In a Lab
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: De Beers, which almost single-handedly created the allure of diamonds as rare, expensive and the symbol of eternal love, now wants to sell you some party jewelry that is anything but. The company announced today that it will start selling man-made diamond jewelry at a fraction of […]

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