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Google asks judge to halt Uber's self-driving program

Google’s self-driving unit Waymo has filed a preliminary injunction against Uber, a few weeks after filing a trade secrets lawsuit.

Extremely excited dog adorably fails his Crufts agility competition

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4 Ways Nintendo Can Improve Switch to Prove Doubters Wrong

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This 'Game of Thrones' compilation of Tyrion's best one-liners is glorious

He never fails to deliver.

Charging hoverboard blamed for fire that kills girl

Commentary: In Pennsylvania, a 3-year-old girl dies in a fire that officials say was started by a charging hoverboard.

On SNL, a clueless Trump faces an alien invasion

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How the naming of the Aston Martin Valkyrie fits Norse mythology into hypercar history

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Intel is buying the autonomous-driving company Mobileye for $15.3 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & JERUSALEM--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) today announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Mobileye, a global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Pursuant to the agreement, a subsidiary of Intel will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash, representing an equity value of approximately $15.3 billion and an enterprise value of $14.7 billion.

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Intel buying Mobileye for $15.3B to expand further into self-driving technology

In the largest purchase of an Israeli tech company ever, Apple chip partner Intel will dole out $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a company known for anti-collision, driver assistance, and autonomous driving solutions. Intel and Mobileye collaborated in a test of self-driving hardware and software with BMW. No commercial projects have materialized as of yet, but about 40 test vehicles will hit the road in Europe later in 2017 as a result. "Put just one million autonomous vehicles on the road and you have the data equivalent of half the world's population," said Intel CEO Briann Krzanich. "Our strategy is to make Intel the driving force of the data revolution across every technology and every industry. We are a DATA company. The businesses we focus on, and deliver solutions to, create, use and analyze massive amounts of data." Mobileye used STM chips for its products that it is currently supplying to auto manufacturers. A shift to Intel-produced chips is expected by 2020. The deal will see Intel's Automated Driving Group (ADG) integrated into Mobileye, according to Mobileye's founders.

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The final season of 'Game of Thrones' will only be six episodes

AUSTIN — The final season of "Game of Thrones" will only be six episodes, the show's creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed onstage at SXSW.

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Local Roots brings farmland to #SXSW with TerraFarms

TerraFarms are available for deployment to places such as hospitals, restaurants, and hotels, though you must partner with the company in order to gain access. Produce grown by Local Roots is currently only available in Southern California, though its website says it may expand its network in future.

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Ed Sheeran will guest star on next season of 'Game of Thrones' and it's all because of Maisie Williams

Ed Sheeran will guest star on next season of 'Game of Thrones' and it's all because of Maisie Williams

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San Diego gets its smart city on with GE Current hookup

The City of San Diego announced a major Internet of Things (IoT) deployment this week in collaboration with Current, powered by GE. The deployment will include 3,200 “intelligent nodes” that enhance parking, alleviate traffic and improve liveability in the city.

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Why many major American companies have struggled in China: Fitbit

Every American company thinking about going to China should take notes from Fitbit’s ability to learn and pivot. Seeing Misfit’s success, Fitbit worked hard to find the right partnership and develop guanxi with another major player in China. It did this by partnering with a subsidiary of Alibaba, Tmall (discussed in the sixth installment of this series). The reason this move was so incredibly clever is that Alibaba is a natural competitor of Misfit’s investor, Xiaomi. And the purpose of Tmall is to provide a channel for luxury brand items that are verified to be legitimate and sold directly to the Chinese consumer. This, of course, is very helpful to Fitbit.

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Watch videos with distant friends via new Google app Uptime

It’s unclear what the future holds for Uptime — whether it will gain a web or Android app, or if the platform will even be around in a few months’ time. But if you and your friends all happen to be iPhone users and have been dying to watch a video together from across the country (or the world), you might do well to  check it out .

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum - BBC News

Responding to Ms Sturgeon's announcement, Mrs May said a second independence referendum would set Scotland on course for "uncertainty and division" and insisted that the majority of people in Scotland did not want another vote on the issue.

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A mysterious Turkish exile just bought luxury phone brand Vertu

If you’ve never heard of Vertu before, that’s okay. The British smartphone manufacturer is hardly a household name. It makes phones exclusively for the rich and gilded, with handsets regularly retailing for several thousand dollars.

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Pandora Premium: the original music streaming giant is ready for prime time

On the surface, it may seem as if Pandora is very, very late to the streaming game: Apple Music launched way back in 2015 and has 20 million users. Spotify has been around for nine years and has 100 million users. There's Amazon, Tidal, SoundCloud, and even Google already in this game. But with 80 million users already listening to Pandora every month, the company thinks it has a strong base to grow on. The plan is to offer a new service with essentially no learning curve for those users, and a free six-month trial for current Pandora Plus subscribers. That's probably the best possible jump start for any streaming service, and so Pandora Premium is well positioned to give Spotify and Apple Music the legitimate third challenger that Google, Amazon, and SoundCloud haven’t been able to produce.

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Uber is forcing drivers in Seattle to listen to anti-union propaganda

But as things begin to come to a head in Seattle, where drivers are inching closer towards forming a union, the company is struggling to find ways to dissuade them. Its latest tactic: forcing drivers to listen to Uber podcasts about voting rights, collective bargaining and city council hearings, reports The Wall Street Journal .

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How project managers can succeed with procurement management - TechRepublic

Moira Alexander is the author of "LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership" and Founder & President of Lead-Her-Ship Group. She's also a project management and IT freelance columnist for various publications and a former contributor for the Price of Business Talk Radio 1110 KTEK (Home of Bloomberg Radio), Houston, TX. She has 20+ years in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the US and Canada. To find out more about Moira, go to www.leadhershipgroup.biz.

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Will you finally read the iTunes Terms and Conditions... as a graphic novel?

After 16 years of existence, surely hundreds of millions of people have encountered the iTunes Terms and Conditions screen… and hurriedly clicked through to accept the giant wall of text without actually reading its content. It’s cool: we all do it. All of that necessary legal jargon is an absolute pain to read, plus it’s doubtful than many of us would actually quit installation and live without the iTunes ecosystem because of what we read.

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NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system

Why rush to offer such a rough look? As with the raw info, it's all in the name of research. NASA explains that this data gives scientists an "early look" so that they can shape their research proposals for further investigations that start next winter. They'll have a better sense of what they want to look for. Fully calibrated data will be available in May, NASA says, so don't despair if you're hoping for more polished material.

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Pandora Premium: the original music streaming giant is ready for prime time

On the surface, it may seem as if Pandora is very, very late to the streaming game: Apple Music launched way back in 2015 and has 20 million users. Spotify has been around for nine years and has 100 million users. There's Amazon, Tidal, SoundCloud, and even Google already in this game. But with 80 million users already listening to Pandora every month, the company thinks it has a strong base to grow on. The plan is to offer a new service with essentially no learning curve for those users, and a free six-month trial for current Pandora Plus subscribers. That's probably the best possible jump start for any streaming service, and so Pandora Premium is well positioned to give Spotify and Apple Music the legitimate third challenger that Google, Amazon, and SoundCloud haven’t been able to produce.

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These terrifying motion machines are the VR experience you've always wanted

VR as an in-home technology is still a rather gimmicky experience. Most lack the PC horsepower to run powerful experiential simulations, and until 4k (or higher) resolution starts to grace each side of a VR headset it’s mostly a toy at this point. That’s not to say it isn’t a damn cool toy, but VR as a futuristic form of entertainment is, well, not there just yet.

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Meet Micro3D Pro, the self-aware 3D printer you can fit on a bookshelf #SXSW

Ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but didn’t, because they’re too big and too expensive? Or found most 3D devices on the market clumsy and prone to jams? The Micro 3D Pro printer is designed to be small, cheap, and capable of correcting for error on its own.

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The Oceans Are Getting Warmer Faster Than Anyone Realized

What’s also interesting about this study (and kind of poetic) is what the team refers to as the oceans containing “the memory of climate change.” Essentially, what they mean is the rising temperatures are spreading deeper and further between the oceans. Despite changing weather patterns offering details that could indicate cooling in certain areas, the overall atmosphere is warmer and more moist than in previous years. This is understood to be responsible for more intense rains and storms all around the globe. Not to mention the heat waves, droughts, wild-fires and other consequences that arise from climate change.

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Gawker founder Nick Denton believes the 'good internet will rise up again'

“Even if we’re full of despair over what the internet has become, it’s good to remind yourself when you’re falling down some Wikipedia hole or having a great conversation with somebody online—it’s an amazing thing,“ he added. ”In the habits that we enjoy, there are the seeds for the future. That’s where the good internet will rise up again.”

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Musio makes me wonder: Do we really need better-looking smart hubs?

Musio takes a unique approach that’s not all that unique anymore. I’ll explain. Ever since connected devices have been a thing, manufacturers fell firmly into one of two camps: the functional, and the aesthetically pleasing. The latter camp had utility, but only because of the work done by the former. Find me an anthropomorphic (or cartoonish) smart assistant with features Echo doesn’t have and I’ll gladly shut the fuck up.

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Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway

And she's been all across television Monday morning, addressing the allegations and claiming she doesn't have evidence of such tampering, she was just talking about surveillance in general. Speaking to CNN, she even claims that, no, she doesn't think a microwave can spy on you.

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Activate your iPhone's hidden magnifying glass feature | ZDNet

This feature transforms your iPhone into a portable magnifying glass and telescope.

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Fighting Cancer Must Have “The Urgency Of Now” Says Joe Biden | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

The work of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force and the Biden Cancer Initiative is often framed in terms of finding a cure. But Biden said that in many cases, what people with cancer long for is a few extra weeks to walk a daughter down the aisle, see a baby born, or get finances in order to prevent a home being lost. He referenced John F. Kennedy’s original initiative to put a human being on the moon: “He talked about the effort to go to the moon as a commitment that the American people had made and were unwilling to postpone. That was his phrase.”

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Hackers have already gotten under the Nintendo Switch hood

Though the Switch doesn’t have (or really need) a browser, it does have to be able to sign into public Wi-Fi portals. To do this it uses Apple’s WebKit engine, which is also used in Safari on Mac and iOS. 

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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' stars thank fans on 20th anniversary

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" turns 20 Friday and social media is buzzing with tributes, quotes and memes. The show's creator Joss Whedon and its writing staff and actors -- who have all gone on to even bigger careers -- are paying tribute to the groundbreaking series that paved the way for other TV shows to tackle everything from LGBTQ relationships to abusive partners, all with vampires, werewolves and demons in the background.

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Little brother denied hugging his sister after her big state championship win

After Appleton North’s girls basketball team was presented with its first ever championship trophy, junior guard Sydney Levy's little brother Jaylen was super excited to run onto the court to give his sister a big hug. That's when WIAA Associate Director Deb Hauser denied the siblings their hug, and Jaylen turned back towards his parents, heartbroken. Sydney and Jaylen's dad, Nic Levy , posted this video of the moment on Twitter:

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CNNTech on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Boaty McBoatface is on its first mission and we really wish it well

To dispel a potential uprising, Boaty McBoatface was assigned to a mini-submarine which is now going to its first mission, heading to the Antarctic to investigate parts of the Southern Ocean:

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Google marks Holi Festival with explosively colorful Doodle

The festival of colors, as Holi is also known, brings people together at events where they throw a rainbow of dyed powders at one another in an explosive free for all. Google's animated Doodle shows a crowd of characters running past the company name and splattering it with multicolored powders.

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Astronomers took a closer look at 7 new Earth-size planets — and there's some bad news for aliens

In what is becoming a bit of a roller coaster of emotions, it seems that at least a couple – if not all – of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 solar system could have already been stripped of their atmosphere by the star's radiation, making it unlikely that liquid water could flow on their surfaces after all.

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Pay $44 to learn how to make exponentially more through social media

Ninety percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 use social media, and a full third of those millennials report social media is a preferred means of talking directly with a particular business. Learn how to talk to your customer base in the way they want to hear from you with the skills found in the Social Media Marketing in 2017 bundle.

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AirBar adds a few more touchscreen tricks to the MacBook Air

This device isn't being marketed as something you'll want to use for extreme precision, though, so that's OK. Part of that is the limitations of essentially hacking a touchscreen into MacOS -- there's only so much fine tuning that can be done here, so selecting tiny screen targets isn't possible, for example. But if you want some basic touchscreen controls or are just interested in trying an interesting piece of hardware that lets you control your Mac in a new way, the Airbar might be worth its $99 asking price. We'll have to wait until it launches to judge for sure, but it'll be out on Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart (as well as a few other retailers) by the middle of April.

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2017 REPORT: How the IoT is improving lives to transform the world

Through this exclusive study and in-depth research into the field, BI Intelligence details the components that make up IoT ecosystem. We size the IoT market in terms of device installations and investment through 2021. And we examine the importance of IoT providers, the challenges they face, and what they do with the data they collect. Finally, we take a look at the opportunities, challenges, and barriers related to mass adoption of IoT devices among consumers, governments, and enterprises.

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Nintendo Switch review: the best portable console

There’s an odd asymmetry to the Joy-Con button layout, and the reason is that when held horizontally, each one can act as a standalone mini gamepad with a button layout reminiscent of the Super Nintendo controller. (The Switch comes with a wrist-strap peripheral designed to also extrude the L / R buttons. It does help in some cases, but it’s not entirely necessary. I’d rather leave them at home and keep the things I’m carrying with me to a minimum.) For classic Nintendo titles, that means (theoretically at least) you can do local multiplayer out of the box, without buying additional accessories. Snipperclips , a Switch launch title that Nintendo will offer in the eShop for $20, also makes good use of the setup.

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Snaphash is an augmented reality weed doctor for your iPhone

The future for weed growers is an exciting one. Innovative companies like Snaphash, which I visited with today, are taking a forward-thinking approach to the centuries-old cannabis business. The upcoming product aims to ensure higher yields, fewer problems, and an Instagram-like ability to show of your work to other craft or large-scale growers.

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Someone cut the whole 'Breaking Bad' series into a two-hour feature film

As many of the series' best moments take place at the end of an episode, the "film" is missing those heavy-breathing, suspenseful moments before the credits flash "Executive Producer, Vince Gilligan." However, it's not at all bad.

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Fighting Cancer Must Have “The Urgency Of Now” Says Joe Biden | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

The work of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force and the Biden Cancer Initiative is often framed in terms of finding a cure. But Biden said that in many cases, what people with cancer long for is a few extra weeks to walk a daughter down the aisle, see a baby born, or get finances in order to prevent a home being lost. He referenced John F. Kennedy’s original initiative to put a human being on the moon: “He talked about the effort to go to the moon as a commitment that the American people had made and were unwilling to postpone. That was his phrase.”

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Russian blogger goes on trial for 'offending religious believers' after playing Pokemon in church

"I didn't aim to offend anyone," Sokolovsky said in court in a video broadcast by Life News, adding that he was ready to apologise if anyone was offended.

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Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel

“This acquisition is a great step forward for our shareholders, the automotive industry and consumers,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, in a statement. “Intel provides critical foundational technologies for autonomous driving including plotting the car’s path and making real-time driving decisions. Mobileye brings the industry’s best automotive-grade computer vision and strong momentum with automakers and suppliers. Together, we can accelerate the future of autonomous driving with improved performance in a cloud-to-car solution at a lower cost for automakers.”

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The Father of the World Wide Web Has Some Worries About His Baby

Berners-Lee still directs the World Wide Web Consortium which develops open standards for the web. That gives him a tremendous amount of influence. But now that the web truly is world wide, governments and multi-billion dollar corporations hold most of the power. While a lot of the problems he points out aren’t at all new, he says that he’s become “increasingly worried about three new trends” over the last 12 months.

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Apple's new iPhone 8 'could well be a bigger draw for consumers' than the Samsung Galaxy S8

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the upcoming iPhone 8 will triumph over the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and have a negative effect on the South Korean tech giant's overall smartphone sales, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday .

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro review

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro feels like it was designed from the ground up to be the perfect assistant for a drone photographer. Expect to pay extra for those "pro" features in the name, but fantastic automated camera functions, robust controls and a frankly ludicrous top speed make it very easy to see where your money goes.

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Setapp: Mac users' software purchases just got much easier - TechRepublic

The Setapp subscription package offers Mac users an interesting and affordable twist on purchasing software. Here's what you need to know about Setapp.

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Google now recommends downloads to trick out your Android homescreen

Once you’ve answered a few questions about what you like in a homescreen, (you’ll be asked to choose between minimalism or maximalism, color palettes, and setups geared for music or news, for example), it’ll generate a bunch of interfaces and explain how you can recreate that on your own device by downloading the requisite wallpaper apps, launchers, widgets and icon packs.

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3D Size Comparison of Everything in the Universe is Awe-Inspiring

Starting with the fabric of space-time, we zoom out to the singularity of a black hole, then we zoom out to quarks, protons, atoms, DNA, sperm, grains of sand, lions, tigers, bears, whales, jets, zeppelins, skyscrapers, mountains, moons, planets, stars, black holes, galaxies and so much in between. We’re somewhere in there too, forgetting to put the toilet seat down and trying to decide what to eat for dinner.

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Why Employees At Apple And Google Are More Productive | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Companies like Apple, Netflix, Google, and Dell are 40% more productive than the average company, according to research from the leadership consulting firm Bain & Company. You might think that it’s because these companies attract top-tier employees–high performers who are naturally gifted at productivity–but that’s not the case, says Bain & Company partner Michael Mankins.

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This Bugatti yacht is basically a Chiron on water. With a jacuzzi. And a fire pit.

Look, I get it: The Bugatti Chiron supercar, with which this yacht "shares a common DNA," as Bugatti puts it, is a two-seater, and so the yacht is a compliment of sorts. It's designed for you, and one other person, to sit in that jacuzzi and look rich and sexy while the yacht resides in the port. It's a statement that reads: This is my other boat, the two-seater. The big one didn't even fit in the harbor. If that's the sort of thing that floats your boat (horrible pun intended), go right for it, if you can afford it.

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US military leak exposes 'holy grail' of security clearance files

Government officials use the form as a screening mechanism, said Hennessey, but it also offers applicants the chance to inform the government of past indiscretions or concerns that eliminate the possibility of blackmail in the future, she added. "These are people whose lives can depend on sensitive information being safeguarded, so the notion they would fail to put country over self in that kind of circumstance is far-fetched and supported by relatively few historical examples," she said.

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52 How To Answer 8 Interview Questions You Should Never Be Asked In The First Place | Fast Company | The Future Of Business
53 Intel buys self-driving tech firm MobilEye for $15.3 billion
54 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 promises plenty of naturally aspirated power - Roadshow
55 Windows 10 will soon let you try apps without installing them first
56 NBN facing challenges from mobile and IoT: Cisco | ZDNet
57 Politician denies sending tweet, giant screen behind him shows the tweet
58 Korea's updated Hyundai Sonata hints at US-bound changes - Roadshow
59 Take a ride on Positron’s Voyager, a full-motion chair for VR cinema
60 'China used to copy Silicon Valley, but now it's Silicon Valley that copies China'
61 GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat - BBC News
62 'Buffy' at 20: Actor Tom Lenk on how the show inspired LGBTQ fans
63 How to record your browser window in Google Chrome - TechRepublic
64 Google’s Android Taste Test helps you find the perfect phone theme
65 The great Honda Civic Type R vs. Ford Focus RS debate - Roadshow
66 Comcast completes acquisition of Icontrol's IoT and home security arm | ZDNet
67 This fancy Samsung fridge costs less than you might think
68 'It's For the Fans' Isn't a Defense, Iron Fist's Finn Jones, It's an Insult
69 'Buffy' at 20: Clare Kramer on her Glory days
70 How to use WhatsApp from your computer
71 5 great phones with QWERTY keyboards (roundup)
72 AT&T allegedly “discriminated” against poor people in broadband upgrades
73 Cybersecurity Experts Paint Bleak Picture Of Robot Security
74 Blockchains could make gaming more fair
75 After 24 seasons of Top Gear, does a new host lineup make the show worth watching?
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78 Pandora Premium poses new challenge to Apple Music
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80 Intel to acquire self-driving firm Mobileye for $15 billion
81 'Game of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Will Appear on Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'
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