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    This space harpoon might finally be the answer to all the junk floating around Earth

    NASA and other space agencies around the world have accomplished some seriously amazing things in space, but there's been a big price to pay for those adventures, and not just financially. The space around Earth is now cluttered with what is lovingly referred to as "space junk" -- bits

  • Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany
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    Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

    A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives. The former Knepper power station on the outskirts of Dortmund was brought down in two explosions on Sunday. The first destroyed the main body of the plant and

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    Surprise: Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is back on sale for the price of a Fire TV Stick

    Will wonders never cease? We thought Amazon was done with its killer device deals after Valentine's Day, but apparently Presidents Day has inspired everyone's favorite online retailer because one of our favorite deals is back. For a limited time, you can snag the $50 Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new

  • Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data
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    Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday.

  • Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role
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    Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming's role

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination.

  • Man who strangled mountain lion in self-defense tells his story
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    Man who strangled mountain lion in self-defense tells his story

    Last week, news broke of a then-unidentified man who was forced to defend himself against a mountain lion when it attacked him on a recreational trail in Colorado. He's spent the time since the attack recovering from his injuries, and he's now come forward and identified himself as Travis Kauffman.Kauffman

  • ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and all the other trailers you might have missed this week
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    ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and all the other trailers you might have missed this week

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have two romantic-ish comedies opening this week, including Instant Family and Isn't It Romantic, although it's probably the Alita: Battle Angel live-action flick that many people will want to see this weekend. Also, fair warning, there's going to

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    Why buy a single smart plug for $26 when a smart power strip with 4 plugs costs the same price?

    Smart plugs are so awesome, especially now that winter weather has arrived in full force. You can slap a Wi-Fi enabled smart plug on any space heaters you might be using around your house, and a simple tap of a virtual button or a voice command with your favorite voice assistant will make sure your heater

  • Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives:  paper
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    Reuters

    Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives: paper

    German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the government's latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles. Germany is trying to increase electric car sales in the wake of a diesel emissions cheating scandal that

  • It’s China’s Huawei against the world as spying concerns mount
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    It’s China’s Huawei against the world as spying concerns mount

    Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been under intense scrutiny around the world in recent months amid concerns its technologies and products could be used for espionage by Beijing. In December, its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States Justice

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    Associated Press

    Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion

  • Today’s top deals: $20 headphones, Instant Pots, Philips Hue sale, Google Wifi, Apple Watch deals, more
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    Today’s top deals: $20 headphones, Instant Pots, Philips Hue sale, Google Wifi, Apple Watch deals, more

    Surprise! We don't typically round up the best deals of the day on weekends, but there are so many killer bargains out there that we really had to do a roundup today. We love our readers way too much to let them miss out on these great deals! Highlights from today's list include the return of

  • Así se esfumó el pacto para llegada de Amazon a Nueva York
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    Así se esfumó el pacto para llegada de Amazon a Nueva York

    NUEVA YORK (AP) — A principios de noviembre, circuló el rumor de que Amazon iba en serio con sus planes de construir una nueva instalación gigantesca en Nueva York. La ciudad, ansiosa por atraer a la compañía y sus miles de bien pagados trabajos tecnológicos, ofreció miles de millones de dólares en exenciones

  • The world’s biggest movie isn’t ‘Infinity War’ – or anything else you’ve heard of
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    The world’s biggest movie isn’t ‘Infinity War’ – or anything else you’ve heard of

    If any of you were scratching your head as to why DC's Aquaman actually started showing to moviegoers in China before hitting US cinemas, maybe this will help put things in context.As a testament to the size of the box office there and the scale of what a successful movie looks like in the country

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    You’re almost out of time to save $70 on the Sony noise cancelling headphones that blow away Bose

    UPDATE: They sold out quickly just like we said they would. If you want, however, you can snag a pair of brand new Sony WH1000XM2 headphones for $50 off if you get the international version.EARLIER: The Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are by far the best Bluetooth headphones

  • Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber
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    Reuters

    Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

    Didi has moved senior executives from China to lead its expansion in markets like Chile and Peru, and began in recent weeks advertising for driver operations, crisis management, marketing and business development personnel in those countries, an analysis of LinkedIn postings show. Didi's widening

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    Samsung Galaxy S10 to be launched on March 8

    Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. said it will release its new flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S10 - on March 8 in the US. Samsung's US website opened a pre-order page for the much-hyped premium phone ahead of an "Unpacked" event slated for February

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    Google to test updating pre-loaded apps without signing into account

    San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Google is planning to roll-out a functionality that would auto-update pre-loaded apps via Google Play even when users are not signed into their Google accounts. With this feature, the search engine giant aims to provide a more consistent app experience for users in the coming

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    Competing with Apple, Samsung to expand its retail presence in US

    San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Keeping in line with the prevailing competition with Apple, Samsung is planning to inaugurate three full-scale stores in Los Angeles, New York and Houston on February 20, aiming to expand its retail footprint in the US, Apple Insider reported. Samsung intends to allow users

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    IANS India Private Limited

    Beta version of 'WhatsApp Business' available on iOS

    San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) The beta version of "WhatsApp Business" -- a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses -- has been made available for iOS users. "After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version

  • NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays
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    Reuters

    NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid programme delays

    NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co. A possible purchase "provides flexibility and back-up capability

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    Twitter working on Snapchat-like camera feature: Report

    San Francisco, Feb 16 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been developing a "News Camera" functionality that would allow users to add captions to photos, videos and live broadcasts - Snapchat-style. "Twitter's new Snapchat-style camera, codenamed 'News Camera'

  • Keep refreshing this page to see AI-generated faces that look completely real
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    Keep refreshing this page to see AI-generated faces that look completely real

    The young woman's face at the top of this post might not strike you at first glance as strange or off in any way. Which is arguably what's so extraordinary about it. Don't bother taking a closer look, because you won't find anything. It is the face of a young woman who, in reality, doesn

  • Blockchain is paving the way for something new: Smart Companies
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    Blockchain is paving the way for something new: Smart Companies

    Smart Companies are globally-connected and blockchain-compatible companies with their own legal identity The focus of most companies in the blockchain space is to empower users and give them a level of autonomy that they can’t find in centralised systems (formal institutions such as banks, for example

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    This is the cheapest Alexa enabled thermostat on Amazon

    If you want to be able to control the heating and air conditioning in your home using just your voice but you don't want to spend hundreds on a high-end thermostat like the Nest Learning Thermostat (even while it's on sale at a big discount), we've got just the thing. The Honeywell RTH6580WF