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Cnet

In the "first ever giant robot battle," mammoth machines from MegaBots and Suidobashi Heavy Industry fight for the world title using chainsaws, cannons and attack drones. [...]
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Commentary: Appearing on the Howard Stern Show, the Smashing Pumpkins frontman shares an encounter with the paranormal. [...]
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Mobileye proposes a system where self-driving cars could report collisions, with mathematical formulas to determine who, or what, is at fault. [...]
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Commentary: No scenes of mayhem, just an appeal to camaraderie. And look at the different characters for different countries. [...]
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Mashable

This sounds amazing. That's what I thought when I got all my Sonos speakers playing the late Tom Petty's Won't Back Down and the first floor of my home filled with his distinct, Gainesville, Florida, twang. I chose that song with my voice and not by speaking to the first-generation Amazon [...]
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Where were you on the day of the world's first giant robot duel? Maybe you were working at your desk, brushing your teeth, labouring over your tax return, ironing the perfect pleat in tomorrow's pants. Meanwhile, giant robots were chainsawing other to shreds in a Japanese shed. SEE ALSO: Robotics expert Dr. [...]
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Everyone loves to hear how shit a place is. Not everyone is into the humour though. Take the kerfuffle brewing recently around a Facebook page called "Shit Towns of New Zealand." SEE ALSO: Librarians recreate a classic Kardashian family photoshoot The owner of the page has received 20 death threats in the past [...]
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It's the most anticipated piece of headwear this year. Back in March, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk teased a hat for the Boring Company, his new whimsically named tunnel digging firm that hopes to alleviate bad traffic and also make Hyperloop adoption viable. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk unveils his plans to [...]
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TechCrunch

E-commerce and digitally-based financial transactions have consistently been one of the biggest and most lucrative areas of the tech world, and today a commerce startup out of Canada is laying down its claim to be among the significant players in the field. Lightspeed POS, which provides point of sale, accounting, inventory [...]
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BuddyGuard, the Berlin startup behind the Flare AI-powered home security camera, has raised €3.4 million in new funding, money it plans to use to ramp up marketing of the newly-launched device. Leading the round is German electrical specialist Bachmann Group, with participation from over 20 unnamed angel investors across Europe. [...]
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The former founders of Vine release their new app, “HQ Trivia,” Alphabet is looking to turn Toronto into a model smart city and Magic Leap raises $502 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More [...]
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The reveal of Google Lens at I/O was one of the most exciting moments of the developer conference, with the tool promising to be a new type of visual browser identifying the world around users and giving them easy access to a web of information and context. I've gotten to [...]
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Wired

Scientists descend on the Boiling River in Yellowstone to hunt for Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating amoeba that kills 97 percent of the humans it infects. [...]
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The $199 Sonos One is a great-sounding Sonos speaker you can command with your voice. [...]
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Volvo had unveiled the Polestar 1, a carbon fiber-wrapped, sleek challenge to Elon Musk. [...]
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Memo outlines steps Twitter plans to control hate and abuse on the service, including expanded definitions of nudity and more enforcement. [...]
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