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Pro Tip: You Cannot Drill a Headphone Jack Into the iPhone 7

This is one DIY hack you won't want to try.

Here is the first teaser trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Disney has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The trailer shows off a brutal attack on a British...

Fuze Case Returns Headphone Jack to iPhone 7

An Indiegogo campaign is seeking $60,000 to help bring the product to market.

Human factors limit smart cities more than technology

Industry experts are urging city leaders to focus more on how smart cities work in conjunction with the humans who inhabit them.

Mobile Workbench

This workbench is designed to move around a workshop and provide some extra space for your tools. It also helps keep your tools in order. I mainly used left over materials like an old kitchen drawer and a counter top.

Fighting game's 'useless' add-ons help its creators

'Honey Rose' overcomes Steam's limits on donations through a clever use of DLC.

Larry David brings Bernie Sanders back to 'SNL' in a Trump campaign showdown

This is yuuuuuuuuge.

Chicago takes aim at driverless cars in proposed legislation

Despite all the positive press around the technology, in recently-proposed legislation, the city of Chicago may well ban automated vehicles entirely.

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How to Create Instagram Stories : Social Media Examiner

How can you use these analytics? Let’s say that you have one particular photo or video that is getting a lot of views. You may want to share that to your profile and use it to encourage more people to view your story. Or, if you notice a significant drop-off of views at a particular part of your story, you might want to delete that photo or video to see if people will continue viewing past that point once you’ve removed that particular photo or video.

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White House plans to help with smart city projects - ReadWrite

Kuang-Chi, the Chinese tech conglomerate, is viewing a variety of Israel’s smart city providers in an effort to bring their services to Chinese cities. The corporate VC wants to partner with companies to provide distribution, sales, and marketing guidance, according to TechCrunch. It has invested $20 million into eyesight Technologies, through its GCI Fund & … Read more »

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Canadian Company Ruins Google's Super Secret Phone Reveal [Updated]

Google did a whole fancy hush-hush thing about a new phone the company is birthing that is totes not a Nexus. It rolled out a cryptic website the other week with little information except for that the release date would be October 4. But the world is wild and unpredictable, and the Google’s new phone, the Pixel, got LEAKED by the Canadian phone company Bell, ostensibly by accident, when it posted a preorder page for the phone earlier this evening. The phone company has taken down the webpage, but everything you post online is forever, so the images remain.

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Mean the End of Traffic Stops---And New Tricks for Terrorists

The experts do agree, however, that innovations will make it far easier for police to quickly get to a scene, regardless of how they’re notified. Google already has received a patent on light detection and spacial recognition technology directing its driverless vehicles to clear the way for emergency vehicles. Expect future squad cars to add to a layer of redundancy by electronically announcing their presence to the traffic stream.

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US hands internet control to ICANN

"This transition was envisioned 18 years ago, yet it was the tireless work of the global internet community, which drafted the final proposal, that made this a reality," ICANN Board Chair Stephen D. Crocker said in a statement. "This community validated the multistakeholder model of internet governance. It has shown that a governance model defined by the inclusion of all voices, including business, academics, technical experts, civil society, governments and many others is the best way to assure that the internet of tomorrow remains as free, open and accessible as the internet of today ."

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Nokia D1C: The Comeback!

We had announced long back in July that Nokia might be making a comeback to mobiles soon now that the embargo between them and Microsoft is out of the way and it seems we were right!

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Tesla sets record for vehicle deliveries and production in Q3

Tesla said in the statement that Q4 deliveries and production should be similar to Q3 "despite Q4 being a shorter quarter and the challenge of delivering vehicles in winter weather over holidays." The company reaffirmed its previous estimate for deliveries of 50,000 vehicles during the second half of the year. An additional 5,500 vehicles were in transit — produced but not delivered — at the end of the quarter.

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Moto G4 Play review

Although this phone is targeted towards those on a budget, you wouldn't guess it just by looks alone. The Moto G4 Play looks a lot like the Moto G4, even down to the ruggedized plastic back and rounded edges. But it also takes design cues from high-end phones in the Moto family. A few noticeable borrowed examples are its silver-trimmed speaker, the deep grey trim and textured power button that are found on higher-end models like the Moto Z line, including the Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play . Obviously, cheaper build materials are used here, but the effect carries over in full-force.

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Entrepreneur Lending powered by CAN Capital is an exclusive funding center for small-business owners looking to open new locations, purchase inventory or equipment, hire new employees or fulfill other business needs.

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Take a Deep Dive Into the Beautiful Making of Nixie Tubes

Not only are Nixie tubes cool as hell, but this video is the most relaxing way to start your morning that I can think of.

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How an IBM Typewriter and Snail Mail Led to the Release of Trump's Tax Returns

Trump is the first Presidential candidate to refuse to release any of his tax records since 1972. There are numerous questions about his finances and charitable giving that his tax returns could clear up but no one has been able to get a copy. That is until a three-page document showed up in Craig’s mailbox. The document appeared to be his tax records from ’95 and it showed that he declared a $916 million loss that year—that huge deduction would have entitled him to wait up to 18 years before paying any federal income taxes.

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iPhone 7 Explosion Almost Certainly Wasn't Spontaneous

Don’t worry about your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus exploding during the night, then. Even if this handset did explode spontaneously, which it looks like it didn’t, then it’s definitely an isolated incident, and not something that all users should be concerned with.

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Tim Burton is a box office winner thanks to 'Miss Peregrine'

It's the eighth-largest opening to date for director Tim Burton, falling just a hair shy of the filmmaker's 2012 feature, Dark Shadows . In fact, the two are close enough that Peregrine 's finalized tally could end up surpassing Shadows ' $29.7 million domestic opening.

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Google October 4 event: Rumored Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, Google Home and more -- what to expect

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Gil Penchina on angel investing, market timing, and his ambivalence to venture capital

Focus. It’s powerful to do just one thing and pour all your energy into it. You’ll get lots of advice but you should disregard most of it. Heaven knows, all sorts of people told me the thing I was doing on AngelList would never work! They said I should be more careful and build more infrastructure but I did it as fast and as simply as I could. This notion of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) applies to investors as well.

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CNNTech on Twitter

What’s a house party in Nashville without live music? Sunday night, @TheKills play #PartsUnknown . pic.twitter.com/OdKowoMw1E

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Infiniti's VC-Turbo engine puts out V6 power with a diesel's efficiency - Roadshow

By creating a trick system of links within the engine block, Infiniti's able to give drivers the best of both worlds.

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This Gaming Robot Is a Moody Narcissist

Life doesn’t have to be this way. Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving With the Self-Absorbed, has some advice that the little guy might find appropriate and useful: “My classic line is, ‘It’s not your fault you’re like this, but it is your responsibility at 45 or 50, to learn how to undo this, if you want to spare your relationships, keep your job intact.’”

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'Luke Cage' binge-watchers punched out by two-hour Netflix outage

Let's hope you weren't planning a marathon of the new series Saturday afternoon, or if you were, that you loaded up on cash for the barbershop swear jar.

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Gizmodo Frights: The Spookiest Phobias From the Wikipedia of Fear

I am afraid of everything, and for good reason: the world can be a really miserable and terrifying place. There are some things, however, I fear for no tangible reason. Like the number eleven. It freaks me out. A lot. You know what’s even worse than eleven? One hundred and eleven. I’m writing these numbers out because I will panic if I see that many ones next to each other. On my quest to figure out why the heck eleven has some inherently evil quality only I can perceive, I found a beautiful website called Phobia Wiki . Here’s its mission statement:

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'No doubt' Russia behind hacks on U.S. election system: senior Democrat

WASHINGTON A senior Democratic lawmaker said Sunday he had "no doubt" that Russia was behind recent hacking attempts targeting state election systems, and urged the Obama administration to publicly blame Moscow for trying to undermine confidence in the Nov. 8 presidential contest.

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Stay Connected in Remote Areas With GoTenna Mesh

"We're addressing something bigger than just unreliable service," says GoTenna co-founder and CEO Daniela Perdomo. Mesh differs from the first generation GoTenna, which is limited to sending a message between two individuals or a select group of users within range of each other. The Mesh operates on a different frequency, selecting publicly available frequencies on the UHF spectrum. This allows it to be sold internationally, since it isn't subject to the same regulations that hampered some aspects of the first GoTenna.

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This UK university lets students play Pokémon Go as part of their degree

How the app relates to the course isn’t immediately clear. However, Salford University lecturer Dr David Kreps says that it will make the course more accessible, and easier to grasp. Pokémon Go, he says, fits perfectly with that.

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The Internet Gave Me $240 to Listen to Meghan Trainor's Entire Discography

When I asked Swan why he gave me money to listen to Trainor’s discography specifically, he explained that “All About that Bass” comes on through his Bluetooth every time he starts his car because it’s the first song in his music library. “It infuriates me and so when I saw your tweet I pretty much had to do it. I really didn’t think someone could endure that,” he explained over DM.

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Next week, Google will announce a bunch of new products. The gadget world will never be the same

More Google David Pierce Google Allo: The Super-Smart Future of Messaging Is Kind of an Idiot Sometimes Cade Metz Google’s New Vacation App Was 280 Years in the Making Brian Barrett Snapchat’s Wild New Specs Won’t Share Google Glass’ Fate Brian Barrett Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Up to Amazon Echo Won’t Be Easy Davey Alba The Death of Project Ara Shows Google Is All Grown Up More than anything, the Google Assistant is the driving force behind Google’s hardware moves. “The assistant is really realized when it’s on many surfaces at once,” Nick Fox, Google’s head of communication products, told me earlier this month. “It’s almost this connective tissue on top of a lot of services.

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The EU wants Google to stop its alleged anticompetitive practices

In the complaint, the European Commission accuses Google of using its dominant position in the smartphone market to shut out rivals. It also states that intends to force Mountain View from offering discounts or payments to manufacturers in return for pre-installing the Google Play Store with Google Search.

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How Oracle turned a program that salespeople hated into one of its secret weapons

Then they mirror a salesperson. The salesperson gets to share in the grad's spoils, which motivates them to train the new hire. And then they can become an independent salesperson (a field rep) or a manager training other BDCs, or they can opt out of sales and go into a different part of Oracle altogether, like marketing, customer support, or events.

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Can technology bring fans back to stadiums?

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British Man May Be the First Person Cured of HIV

The patient has not been identified but we know he’s a social care worker in London. He is cautiously thrilled about the results saying, “It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus.”

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The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Earlier this week , we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never expected would give you a sudden dose of the feels. We’ve compiled your responses, and here are the moments that made you the most verklempt.

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Marvel's Luke Cage Episode 12: "Soliloquy of Chaos" Review - IGN

While there's nothing wrong with a neatly tied up ending, some of the more interesting elements of the season were lacking in "Soliloquy of Chaos." Even the writing felt a bit too on the nose, with the Method Man (yes, Luke Cage's love for Wu Tang Clan resulted in a cameo!) basically speaking -- and rapping -- for showrunner Cheo Coker in running down the key points he wants people to take away from the show. That lack of subtlety took me out of the story during that portion of the episode.

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Tesla's electric car deliveries surge by 70 percent

Tesla didn't have the best spring thanks to sub-par deliveries, but it made up for that in style this summer. The company reports that it delivered 24,500 electric vehicles in the third quarter, or a whopping 70 percent more than it did in the second quarter -- and over twice the 11,580 it shipped a year earlier. It's not simply a matter of clearing a backlog, either, as production was up 37 percent (to 25,185 cars) over the second quarter.

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EDGE COMPUTING IN THE IoT: Forecasts, key benefits, and top industries adopting an analytics model that improves processing and cuts costs

Right now, most of this data management and analysis is performed in the cloud or enterprise data centers. However, several IoT technology providers are promoting a different model called edge computing, or “fog computing,” for the IoT. In an edge computing model, sensors and connected devices transmit data to a nearby edge computing device, such as a gateway device (a networking device like a switch or router) that processes or analyzes the data, instead of sending it back to the cloud or a remote data center.

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IGN on Twitter

Our full review of #LukeCage , as we give our spoiler-free thoughts on the entire 13-episode season http://go.ign.com/VPw9qQT  pic.twitter.com/IdatYE73dH

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IGN on Twitter

#AshvsEvilDead : Season 2 premiere review, as Ash heads home and things are groovier than ever http://go.ign.com/YU7zvJy  pic.twitter.com/7JgleevVtT

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Bees Placed on Endangered Species List for the First Time in the US

Bees are dying fast and that’s not good for people who like plants and food . Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that members of seven yellow-faced bees from the Hylaeus species require federal protection. If you’re in Hawaii where this brand of bee resides, you might want to think twice before swatting.

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Messages on iOS 10: How to use all the crazy new features

Turn your phone to landscape orientation while in Messages and you'll see one of two things: Either the keyboard will remain open where you can keep typing away your next message, or a blank canvas will show up for you to write or draw a message on. If the keyboard shows up, never fear -- there's a button with a squiggly line on it. Tap on it to open the handwritten notes interface.

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Racists are using these code-words online to avoid censorship

This isn’t the first time the far- and alt-right have used codewords online. In June earlier this year, it was discovered that some were using triple parentheses to identify jews online.

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Westworld Is Very Good, You Just Need to Be a Bit Patient

Westworld follows hard in the Game of Thrones mold that HBO has established. There are a lot of things going on to keep track of and think about, so there’s a lot of violence and nudity to keep you interested. Meanwhile, the writers of the story within the story talk about how over-the-top the violence and sex needs to be for their audience to keep coming back. It’s like the show itself is shaming you for falling for the tricks it’s playing. But it’s moments like that, which are so well-executed, that make it easy to forgive how messy the show’s actual story is.

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Hit side-scroller 'Axiom Verge' lands on Xbox One

According to Happ , it's a matter of an unexpected switch in developer tools. He'd initially targeted the Xbox 360 a full 7 years ago, and was working with Microsoft's freely available XNA developer kit... until Microsoft dropped support for XNA. He had to wait until Microsoft supported an open source version of XNA (Monogame) on Xbox One to bring Axiom Verge to the newer hardware. That isn't much consolation if you're an Xbox One owner who had to wait a year and a half to see what all the fuss was about, but it does show that the timing wasn't entirely in the developer's hands.

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Little Prince George is beyond cute as he says goodbye to Canada

Around a week ago, he left Justin Trudeau hanging when the Canadian prime minister tried to give him a high-five. Then on Saturday in Victoria, he did the same thing to a 9-year-old boy in a hoodie.

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USB-C's new audio spec could get rid of your headphone jack

We're not sure everyone will buy that last argument, but there are some advantages to the spec that are worthwhile even if the headphone jack is here to stay. Aside from offering better digital audio support (such as headphones with custom audio processing), the USB-C sound spec improves on earlier USB approaches with power-saving measures and keyword detection. In other words: a company could take advantage of USB audio without hurting your battery life as much as before, and it should be easier to implement voice recognition.

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iPhone 7 Camera Test Calls it a 'Very Solid Evolution' Over iPhone 6s

DxO Labs has put together an extensive and in-depth camera test of the iPhone 7, with the results showcasing another fantastic camera in an Apple device, praising a variety of specs and results, and giving it a DxO Mobile Score of 86. That puts it two points over the iPhone 6s (84) from last year, but still trailing behind devices like the HTC 10 (88), Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (88), and the Moto Z Force Droid (87).

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Smart tech toys for your children

Now that it’s officially fall, the chilly days of autumn are creeping in, outdoor playtime is waning, and the push for the hottest holiday toys is starting to really heat up. Yep, nearly a full month before Halloween even. Sigh. Before the “I’ve been such a good kid this year,” even starts to go down, here's the scoop on what to look for.

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Google’s Pixel hardware event is really about software

Even though the search giant is expected to show off enticing hardware -- new flagship phones, a Chromecast, a smart home hub -- the event is about one thing: getting Google's AI into your life.

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New augmented reality comic book shows the resilience of acid attack survivors

"You can do anything now," she says to survivors like her. "The worst thing that could happen to a girl has already been done to us. I wish nobody would go through the same thing. But, for us, it has allowed us to become fearless."

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Verizon Customers Facing LTE Connectivity Issues With iPhone 7

It appears that an increasing number of subscribers to Verizon Wireless are suffering from some LTE connectivity issues with their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units. Specifically, according to the reports from owners, their device will unexpectedly, and several times throughout the day, just drop the device’s connection to the LTE network.

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Line invests $45 million into Snapchat clone Snow

The deal sees Line take 25 percent equity in Snow, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Snow made headlines this summer for racking up downloads in Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia with a product that looks very much like Snapchat. This investment is not quite as surprising as it might first seem, since Line’s parent company Naver is the parent company of Snow, too. Essentially, the two are cousins, albeit that Line is very much the older family member.

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Which is the better enterprise flagship? | ZDNet

Samsung and Apple are the only two manufacturers who can successfully sell millions of smartphones priced in the $770 to $950 range. While both are compelling, there may be one that works better for you at work.

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52 Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone
53 Problems with Mars • /r/ProgrammerHumor
54 Apple Reportedly Increases Component Orders for iPhone 7 to Meet Demand
55 2017 Kia Soul gets welcome turbo power - Roadshow
56 X2 crossover concept looks a bit brutish for a BMW - Roadshow
57 Audi's RS3 LMS is ready to hit the track - Roadshow
58 Mahir Zeynalov on Twitter
59 Weekly Roundup: 10 New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (Oct 2)
60 Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty
61 3 Essential Apps to Keep Your Apple Devices Running Smoothly, Now 85% Off [Deals Hub]
62 How to Turn on Read Receipts for Certain Contacts in Messages App in iOS 10
63 The doctor will see you now… on your smartphone
64 Google Said to Tap Lazard to Review Potential Bid for Twitter
65 Should your startup take the B Corp route?
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67 Luke Cage Easter Egg Brings Back To The Future Into Marvel Universe
68 Report: EU warns Google of fine over antitrust issues
69 iPhone Hacks on Twitter
70 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
71 Innovation is in all the wrong places
72 Adam Savage on Twitter
73 Mary Beth Marsden on Twitter
74 TWiT on Twitter
75 Why online privacy matters — and how to protect yours
76 Why you may be able to finally ditch that old unlimited plan
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79 Why a New York restaurateur is arming employees with Apple Watches
80 Patent troll VirnetX beats Apple again, awarded $302M in FaceTime damages
81 Google hires Lazard to explore Twitter purchase: Report
82 Fur real? Check out these pet-tastic tech toys
83 Architecture Matters - TechRepublic
84 Soledad O'Brien on Twitter
85 U.K.’s Mobile Habit Keeps Facebook’s Advertisers Interested
86 hackaday on Twitter
87 Logitech made a new webcam in the year 2016
88 Solar road tiles get their first public test
89 Binary Star, You Shine So Bright!
90 After A Rocky Romance, Can We Commit To Bots With Professional Benefits?
91 This light bulb projects Netflix onto any surface
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