Technology

Cnet

Lenovo's first ThinkPad was a groundbreaking crowdpleaser back in 1992. Now, 25 years later, the company will honor it with a nostalgia-inducing throwback model. [...]
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Skimmers are illegal card readers that criminals can hide at places like gas pumps to steal your credit card data. Here's how to stay safe. [...]
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Days after the shocking departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, reports are emerging that esteemed director Ron Howard is taking over. [...]
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"Skimmers" are illegal card readers that criminals can hide at places like gas pumps to steal your credit card data without you realizing it. Here's how to stay safe. [...]
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Mashable

IKEA has taken a page out of Samsung's playbook and is selling a hot, fiery product. The mega-home goods store is currently investigating their stainless steel Blanda Blank serving bowl for safety after a man in Sweden said his grapes had caught fire while they were sitting in the bowl outside [...]
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This pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor that could [...]
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The long-anticipated film about Star Wars' gruff rogue Han Solo hit a huge setback yesterday when it was announced that Disney decided to part ways with its directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller citing "creative differences." This decision comes after months of the duo clashing with executive producer/co-writer Lawrence Kasdan [...]
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With Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, street artists in Britain are having a blast. SEE ALSO: Banksy election stunt backfires in a big way The most popular of them all, mysterious master Banksy, made the headlines with a cheeky Brexit mural while another one, Pegasus, created a painting comparing [...]
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TechCrunch

“Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the News Feed, trading in-person friendship for online acquaintanceship, or the filter bubbles and echospheres that have further polarized the United [...]
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Today in odd apps I present SmellPGH, an app that lets you report weird smells in Pittsburgh. Why would you do this, you ask? Well hold on. “If you smell something bad in the air, chances are that air isn't good to breathe,” said Beatrice Dias, project director for the [...]
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Netflix is bringing back Wet Hot American Summer with the sequel mini-series Ten Years Later, all episodes of which are streaming on August 4. We knew this follow-up to the prequel series and original movie was coming, we just didn't know exactly when. Luckily, it's coming in time for there [...]
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Amazon today announced a notable new trick for its next-generation Echo device, the Echo Show (aka the one with the screen), which could make it a more compelling purchase: it will be able to display the live streams from a number of smart home cameras. Already, companies like Ring, Arlo, [...]
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Wired

Satoshi Fujiwara documents the people documenting tragedy. [...]
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It's easy to assume that the seat of human intelligence is similar to our increasingly smart devices. But that idea could be misdirecting neuroscience. [...]
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Created by Robin Hunicke and her experimental game design company, Funomena, the VR game Luna is a parable about mistakes and redemption. [...]
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Of all the antidotes to always-on anxiety, the most intriguing is this handset that only offers calling and texting. [...]
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