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Google sets the stage for Home Max with its updated app     – CNET
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Google’s new look app will help you find something to watch across all of your services, and refined sound controls set the stage for its new high-end Google Home Max speaker

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SpaceX finishes testing Falcon Heavy's first stage cores
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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been in the works for so long that it almost feels like the stuff of legend at this point (Elon Musk first unveiled it in 2011), but there are signs that it might make that promised November launch. The private spacef…

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Baltimore police commissioner orders cops not to stage body cam footage
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Enlarge (credit: Baltimore Police Department) Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis ordered street officers not to “recreate” body cam footage in a Tuesday memo that follows a turbulent two weeks for the agency in which at least two body cam tapes have come to light showing officers staging crime scenes. “In the event your body […]

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Pikachu dancer deflates on stage, security literally #draghim     – CNET
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At the World Pokemon Festival, a Pikachu dancer physically (and probably emotionally) deflates in front of a live audience.

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London-based Forward Partners closes new £60M fund to invest in startups at idea and Seed stage
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 Forward Partners, the London-based VC firm originally founded by Forward Internet Group and Nic Brisbourne, has closed a new £60 million fund to continue investing in tech startups from idea to late Seed stage. Read More

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Come see Boston Dynamics and its robots stomp on the Disrupt London stage
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 If artificial intelligence will inevitably be a central part of how we will interact with machines and services in the future, then learning more about who is developing these new AI systems — and what they are making — is essential to us understanding and helping shape that world. And you, dear reader, will have a chance to do exactly that next month, […]

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Internal Docs Show Human Intervention at Almost Every Stage Of Facebook's News Operation
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More evidence has surfaced to support Gawker’s two recent reports that claimed editors manipulate the trending news and a few other aspects on Facebook. The Guardian, citing leaked documents it obtained, reports that the topics one sees on Facebook are determined on a number of factors including “engagement, timeliness, Pages you’ve liked and your location.” […]

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China’s Great Firewall inventor forced to use VPN live on stage to dodge his own creation
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Fang bitten The architect of China’s Great Firewall was forced to use a VPN to bypass his own creation in a lecture this week on internet safety.…

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LOHAN takes the stage at Oz Linux shindig
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Andrew Tridgell to discuss ‘craziest’ ArduPilot project Our Oz readers attending the forthcoming linux.conf.au 2016 shindig in Geelong might like to catch Andrew Tridgell’s presentation on “Helicopters and Rocket-Planes”, which will include a look at our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane.…

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