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Tesla unveils its $35,000 Model 3 for the masses

Tesla today unveiled its latest electric car, the Model 3. Prices start at $35,000 and the vehicle begins shipping late 2017.

Apple turns 40: remembering the products that mattered to us

When I was a kid, I used to stare at the Apple logo on my sister’s hand-me-down Macintosh LCII and dream about the future. That half-bitten apple was a symbol, a vision of a different world: a...

The best and worst tech April Fools' 2016 jokes (so far)

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DJI files patent lawsuit against Yuneec, starting drone industry's first major legal fight

When Yuneec unveiled its Typhoon H drones at CES earlier this year, we called it the first major contender for DJI's crown. Now DJI, the world's most successful consumer drone maker, has filed a...

The best and worst tech April Fools' 2016 jokes (so far)

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Build this Raspberry Pi guardian robot and stave off intrusions! | ZDNet

A new DIY build, courtesy of the good folks at Dexter Industries.

Meet the executive-level fool who gets paid to organize Lyft’s elaborate, expensive pranks

The next time you call for a Lyft car and instead you get a DeLorean from Back to the Future, or a horde of hungry zombies, or a faceful of chicken feathers, you'll have one person to thank: Ethan...

Why Tesla's Model 3 should frighten Audi, Mercedes and BMW

Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 will rival entry-level combustion engine vehicles Audi, BMC and Mercedes both in looks and performance -- not to mention it's an all-electric vehicle.

'Don't Starve: Shipwrecked' washes ashore on Steam

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PCMag on Twitter

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Ancestry® | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records

“Who knew a kid from Queens was descended from royalty?”

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Forbes Welcome

"The world belongs to those who think and act with it, who keep a finger on its pulse."

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Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Music video by Rick Astley performing Never Gonna Give You Up. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 2,573,462 (C) 1987 PWL

5 Meet Tesla's Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses

Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning founded Tesla Motors in 2003. Musk, flush with cash after selling PayPal to eBay for $1.4 billion, joined in early 2004 as its chairman and primary benefactor. He took over as CEO in 2008, shortly after the debut of the company’s first car, the Roadster. The two-seater was a proof of concept, designed to show that EVs could be cool. It was based on the Lotus Elise, hit 60 mph in 3.7, and squeezed 245 miles from a 950-pound battery. Car & Driver called it “a revelation” . Tesla sold about 2,400 Roadsters in four years.

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Hijack Pics or It Didn't Happen

Why is this man on the right, identified as a 26-year-old British hostage named Ben Innes, posing with Seifedeen Mustafa, the man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight today? Nobody knows yet. But if it weren’t for the fake suicide belt, this looks like it’d be a pretty funny buddy comedy.

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Star Wars on Netflix - Season 1 Official Live Action Teaser Trailer

Live-action Star Wars makes its debut on Netflix! A mysterious, dark power is butchering those on both the light and dark side of the Force. Find out who and stream all episodes this May 4th. ------------------------------­---- Follow IGN for more! ------------------------------­---- YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ignenter... IGN OFFICIAL APP: http://www.ign.com/mobile FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ign TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ign INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/igndotcom/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://www.ign.com/ GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+IGN

8 25 April Fools' Day pranks your kids totally deserve

Best April Fool's prank for kids! If only to see their faces at lunch when they open them. 😫😖😡 We've got lots more fun food pranks, like this one by @love_wednesday on @coolmomeats 👍🏻👌🏻 (which you should totally follow, if we may be so bold to suggest such things to you). #linkinbio

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Lululemon tried to throw shade at Beyoncé and instantly regretted it. Obviously.

Lululemon tried to throw shade at Beyoncé and instantly regretted it. Obviously.

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Tracing the Legacy of Zaha Hadid, Architecture’s Esteemed Anomaly

The Vitra Fire Station was severely angular; Hadid’s later works grew more voluptuous. The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan, which won the London Design Museum’s Design of the Year award in 2014, resembles a snowy hilltop made of ribbon. The London Aquatics Center evokes the shape of a stingray. People most often use words like futuristic, abstract, and swooping to describe Hadid’s aesthetic, something Hiesinger says is frequently compared to Arabic calligraphy. “It’s another way to think about her work, what she expressed from her cultural background,” Hiesinger says.

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Gallery: Sea creatures as you rarely get to see them

In most places where Peschak dives, the marine life is afraid of him, so he has a hard time getting close, as everything swims away. That’s not the case in Aldabra, a remote marine reserve in the Indian Ocean. Here, Peschak got up close and personal with Bohar snappers , which can grow to be more than two feet long. “These fish are quite curious. They want to bite everything,” he says. “They like shiny objects and take a lure quickly.” Because of their outgoing personalities, Bohar snappers are often one of the first species fished out of an area — so Peschak found it a treat to swim with the thousands of them that live in this reserve, where fishing isn’t allowed. He loved swimming with these fish, even though they bite. “They offer free ear piercings. Your earlobe sticking out from under your hair captures their attention — they go after them with those dracula teeth,” he says. “Having marine life come up to you and bump your camera — even if it’s just to take a bite out of you — that’s a photographer’s dream.”

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Tesla Model 3 stands poised to shake up the industry

The other aspect of mass-market appeal? Range, and the Model 3 will do at least 215 miles on a charge for the base model. If that weren't good enough, the Model 3 will have access to all of Tesla's increasingly convenient spate of Supercharger stations for battery top-ups that are both fast and free. In fact, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises to double the number of Superchargers from the current 3,600 to 7,200 in the next year. At a Supercharger, a Model 3 will be able to get an 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes.

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Free Up a Ton of Storage Space on Your iPhone By Trying to Download a Movie

Storage space on the iPhone and iPad fills up way too quickly. Here’s an odd, yet effective trick to reclaim several gigabytes of storage space in a few minutes.

14 Tesla finally unveils the Model 3: Its first car for the masses

At long last, here’s our first look at the Tesla Model 3, the company’s debut mass-market electric car starting at $35,000 and (perhaps) launching next year.

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This is Tesla’s Model 3

But what good is a snazzy electric vehicle if you can’t easily charge it? Tesla’s more popular supercharger stations can already get super busy during peak times — add in a sudden onslaught of Model 3 owners, and things might get crazy. Fortunately, Elon also committed Tesla to doubling the number of public superchargers from 3,600 to 7,200 by the end of 2017 — right around the time the Model 3 is scheduled to ship.

16 All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2016

Here we go again. It’s April Fools’ Day, and like every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself. This is the first year the company is doing so under its new Alphabet parent company , so we’ll see if that has any impact. But if the jokes are anything like in previous years, we’ll see jokes ranging from ridiculously lame to very clever, spanning the simple blog post to the elaborate gag.

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Tesla Model 3 pitched as an 'affordable' electric car - BBC News

"So, launching what it hopes will be high-volume vehicle is going to show if it can become a fully-fledged auto company that will succeed in the long-term rather than one that pumps out a few cool cars and then goes bust, as we've seen happen with other electric car start-ups such as Fisker."

18 Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.

All this was happening during a period when Jobs and Wozniak were rapidly putting together all the required pieces to turn Apple from a garage project into a real company. During McKenna's early discussions with Jobs, he referred him to his former National Semiconductor boss, Don Valentine, who had become one of the Valley's leading venture capitalists. In turn, Valentine introduced Jobs to Mike Markkula, who McKenna had known at Intel. Markkula began helping Jobs and Wozniak devise a business plan for Apple, and ended up so impressed with the Apple II's potential that he put in $91,000 of his own money and guaranteed a $250,000 line of credit in return for a one-third share of the company, which was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977. He also insisted that Wozniak quit his engineering job at HP to work full-time on Apple.

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He lied, sorta. Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’ goes on sale, shows up on Spotify and Apple Music

Some of those words are open for interpretation. “Never be on Apple,” when juxtaposed against the line that followed (“never be for sale”) could be construed as West saying that the album would never be on iTunes. Which it still isn’t. And “you can only get it on Tidal” reads like the present tense, meaning “at the time of writing.” But it’s clear that the impression West was trying to give was: “If you want to listen to my new album, you’ll need to sign up to Tidal because it will never be available anywhere else.”

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Slack is work chat’s runaway train, raises $200M at $3.8B

The Slack  rocketship won’t slow down. The business messaging startup has raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion post-money valuation, the company confirms to TechCrunch. The round was led by Thrive Capital, with participation by GGV, Comcast Ventures and Slack’s existing investors, including Accel, Index Ventures and Social Capital.

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Tesla has already netted $198M in Model 3 pre-orders in under 24 hours

Tesla opened up pre-orders before the car was even revealed, with people lining up outside of showrooms days ahead of the launch. 198,000+ vehicles is extremely high demand, so it’ll be interesting to see how Tesla manages to meet their pre-orders expectations – again, assuming everyone who put down a grand buys the Model 3.

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People are going nuts over the Model 3 but Tesla still has huge hurdles to overcome

At the ceremony, Musk announced that the company has taken more than 115,000 pre-orders in just 24 hours for the car that's slated to reach customers by the end of 2017. The tally is already well past that mark. Droves of Tesla customers waited in line at the company's showrooms and online to place $1,000 deposits on the company's most affordable model to date.  It means Tesla just raked in at least $115 million in cash.   The shares rose 5.2% to about $242 in early trading Friday. The shares are up almost 70% from a February low – in part in anticipation of the new car.   But if Tesla is going to live up to the hype – one analyst on Friday raised the price target on Tesla to $500 a share, according to Bloomberg – the company still has to execute on timing and delivery of the new cars.

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Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, or want a quick guide to all of them. Well, here you go.

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Bernie Sanders' Bronx Rally Proves Campaigning in Real Life Matters Too

Sure, the Sanders campaign can (and does) spread the word about the senator on social media, but the people of the Bronx could just as easily tune it out. A nearly 19,000 person block party smack in the middle of the Bronx was pretty hard to miss. What’s more, it only fueled the already impressive social media operation the Sanders campaign has built, as thousands of Facebook posts and Tweets shared from the event made the hashtag #BernieIntheBronx start trending.

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MythBusters is coming back as a reality TV show to find the next MythBusters

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Messaging apps are now bigger than social networks

Chat apps boast a number of distinct characteristics that make their audiences particularly appealing to businesses and marketers, including their size, retention and usage rates, and user demographics. The combined user base of the top four chat apps is larger than the combined user base of the top four social networks. Chat apps also have higher retention and usage rates than most mobile apps. Finally, the majority of their users are young, an extremely important demographic for brands, advertisers and publishers.

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Opinion: 5 Reasons Why I Loved Batman v Superman - IGN

Even though Batman v Superman is only the second instalment in this particular DCEU, we get thrown into a world that feels like it’s five or six movies deep and doesn’t come across as another origin story. We get introduced to this Batman who has been stalking the streets of Gotham for decades and has already lost Robin and Wayne Manor. It’s a world where Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Cyborg are all active and (secretly) documented. We’re expected to know who Wonder Woman is and to figure out her motivations for ourselves. None of the story details are spoonfed to us, and we are meant to come to our own conclusions and realizations. The dots are all there, and it’s up to the audience to connect them, which is a nice change from movies that explain everything from the beginning.

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Editor and 70-plus others fired at the Orange County Register

“We are extremely excited to usher in a new era of stability, profitability and quality for these renowned papers,” Sharon Ryan, executive vice president of Digital First’s western region, said in a news release. “The Register and the Press-Enterprise have been longtime leaders in their regions, and as part of the DFM team, they will continue to outshine the competition.”

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What to Do When You Have a Travel Itch You Can’t Scratch

It’s hard to deny the joys of travel; it’s a pretty universally loved experience. Of course, it’s also expensive and it’s not always easy to make time for it. If you’re itching to travel but it’s not in the cards in your foreseeable future, here’s how to make do in the meantime.

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St. Paul tech startup’s mission is to light the way – literally

Jason Barnett of St. Paul installs a FlareBot lighting device on a public lamp pole as a test for his tech startup, Flarean. That company is aspiring to create public light-messaging systems for cities and other civic entities. The FlareBot, for instance, would shine white or red during a snow emergency to tell residents where to park. (Pioneer Press: Julio Ojeda-Zapata)

31 All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2016

Here we go again. It’s April Fools’ Day, and like every year, Google is doing its best to outdo itself. This is the first year the company is doing so under its new Alphabet parent company , so we’ll see if that has any impact. But if the jokes are anything like in previous years, we’ll see jokes ranging from ridiculously lame to very clever, spanning the simple blog post to the elaborate gag.

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Language Leakage: An Interview with Sarah Thomason

The first time Sarah “Sally” Thomason and I spoke, she’d just completed her annual two-day, eighteen-hundred-mile drive from her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches, to rural northwestern Montana, where she spends her summers studying Montana Salish. For thirty-four years, Thomason has been assembling a dictionary of this Native American language, which is spoken fluently by fewer than forty people. Thomason, a linguist, is fascinated by what happens when one language meets another, and how those languages change, or don’t. I had contacted her because I was interested in how certain words—say,

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Why Tesla's Model 3 Can't Fix Our Energy Problems

You know what’s hard? Trying to get anyone to say anything remotely critical about the Tesla Model 3 . Everyone wants it to succeed because electric vehicles are good, and affordable electric vehicles are even better. But the Model 3 cannot be the hero for the US’s energy woes if we don’t fix a few serious problems with our infrastructure first.

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Kanye West’s new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ is no longer a Tidal exclusive

Kanye Omari West is a rapper, record producer and singer. West graduated from Polaris High School and completed one year of art school at Chicago State University. After spending time rapping and working with local artists, West moved to New York in 2001 to pursue his music career full time. Respected rapper Jay-Z hired him to produce songs for his album The Blueprint, which sold more than 420,000 …

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Hamburger Helper's April Fool's rap album is actually excellent

The brand's commitment to the joke is admirable: The five food-themed tracks and two music videos are so ridiculously elaborate — all while spitting lines like "I make some mac and cheese and the beef / I kill every track on the beat" — that it's hard not to appreciate the stunt's self-assured absurdity.

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Justin Trudeau also wears awesome socks because Canada is trolling us all

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulls up his socks as he waits for the speech from the throne to begin in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday December 4, 2015. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Unable to Spy on Its Users, Egypt Banned Facebook's Free Basics

Facebook's Free Basics, an effort to extend Internet access to the developing world, launched in Egypt in October and was suspended Dec. 30. Reuters said it talked to "two sources with direct knowledge of discussions between Facebook and the Egyptian government," who said that "Free Basics was blocked because the company would not allow the government to circumvent the service's security to conduct surveillance."

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17 April Fools' pranks for couples brave enough to test their relationship

Now, before you get any brilliant ideas, just remember that whatever prank you pull on your significant other will probably result in a trick being played on you. So, if you pick a fight, be prepared for war.

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Tidal Music last in the streaming race

To me, Tidal was nothing but a bought-to-flip company, which had little or no chance against Spotify and Apple. There wasn’t much to the service, and Kanye West isn’t enough for me to sign up for the service. It didn’t have the software chops. It didn’t know how to use data to drive usage. Tidal was a AAA baseball team trying to compete with the major leaguers. Tidal will not even be a footnote in the history of streaming music.

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Apple files amicus brief supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan

Four of the biggest tech companies on the planet — Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon — all officially pledged their support for the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled Clean Power Plan on Friday, calling for carbon emissions from power plants to be reduced. Apple was joined by its competitors in filing an amicus brief on Friday in support of the Obama administration initiative, which finds itself in the midst of a legal wrangling. In the filing, Apple noted that it generates enough renewable power to cover the use of electricity for 100 percent of its U.S. facilities and 93 percent of its worldwide facilities. There's been an outcry of support for the EPA this week, including more than 200 current and former members of congress, a coalition of U.S. mayors and local governments , and a coalition of power companies . The plan remains on hold until a D.C. Circuit Court weighs in on a lawsuit over the case which was brought forward by 27 states, led by West Virginia, where more than 30,000 people are employed by the coal business and from where one-tenth of the nation's coal comes.

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Cortana will soon be able to sync up all your Android phone notifications to Windows 10

You’ll even be able to dismiss them, which would liberate you from the need to constantly fiddle with your phone while you’re working at your PC. According to a report from the conference, Cortana will access these user notifications through its own cloud and then push them over to Windows 10. Presumably this would enable you to receive the same alert on multiple devices and then dismiss all of them at once.

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Introducing the self-driving bicycle in the Netherlands

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Tesla Model 3 preorders surge past the 150,000 mark

Elon co-founded Tesla and continues to oversee the company's product strategy -- including the design, engineering and manufacturing of more and more affordable electric vehicles for mainstream consumers. As Chairman and Product Architect, he helped design the ground-breaking Tesla Roadster, for which he won an Index and a Global Green award, the latter presented by Mikhail Gorbachev. In October 2008, …

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11 of the best new and updated iPhone apps from March 2016

April is upon us already, and you’ve just about survived the barrage of the worst April Fools’ puns the Web can throw at you, but before you close your browser in disgust, check out the best of last month’s new and updated iPhone apps.

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Exclusive: Egypt blocked Facebook Internet service over surveillance - sources

Two sources with direct knowledge of discussions between Facebook and the Egyptian government said Free Basics was blocked because the company would not allow the government to circumvent the service's security to conduct surveillance. They declined to say exactly what type of access the government had demanded or what practices it wanted Facebook to change.

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Your 2016 April Fool's Day Prank Spoiler

Today’s April Fool’s Day. Which means you have two choices: you can either bemoan the fact that the day is now devoted to competitive corporate silliness and the word “prank” has become meaningless, or you can make fun of those very pranks with us. Join me as we ruin everyone’s fun with our annual prank spoiler.

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Google Also Has Been Ordered to Help Unlock Phones, Records Show

This issue will come up again, and again, and again. People have a right to privacy, unless there is a reasonable suspicion that they have done something wrong.  Then law enforcement can get a warrant.  The problem is, law enforcement has repeatedly abused this protocol as NSA and FBI and CIA records have shown, especially from Snowden.  So while we all want the bad guys caught and punished, it's difficult to trust law enforcement because of their history of abuse of their surveillance powers.  They have said repeatedly in the past they weren't spying on Americans and that the FISA court protected US citizens.  But that was shown to be patently false by Snowden - even the head of the CIA lied to Congress when asked this question.

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Somewhere Between Granny Panties And Thongs, New Underwear Brands Find Fans Online

But Patterson still works to make the process as easy as possible for his customers. Instead of expecting them to understand the different categories of men's underwear—boxers, briefs, boxer briefs—there are clear descriptions of each. Instead of using euphemisms to describe comfort, the website states that the underwear comes with a "no-wedgie guarantee." There are lots of pictures, but they are selected carefully. "We show flat shots of products, but if you want to have a look at a picture of underwear on a man's body, that's a thumbnail option you can click on," Patterson says. "We're not showing crotch shots in your face on the Internet, because that's weird."

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Apple celebrates its 40th birthday in rebellious style

The legend goes that the team working on the first Macintosh made the flag out of some old material, paint and an Apple logo decal they found in the office. They then hoisted it over the Mac team building using a makeshift flagpole without prior permission from Jobs. Luckily, he liked the flag and it remained a permanent fixture until the Lisa team took it down and held it ransom in an act of friendly rivalry.

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Inventor builds super creepy 'Scarlett Johansson' robot

Ricky Ma, an inventor and maker, has spent the last year and a half building a robotic starlet from scratch on the balcony of his Hong Kong apartment. He recently unveiled the Mark I, a $50,000 prototype modeled after... well, he wouldn't specify to Reuters but come on, that's obviously Scarlett Johansson. The robot is comprised of a 3D-printed skeleton supporting the various electronic and mechanical bits with everything wrapped in a pliable silicone skin.

51 Take A Look At Four Decades Of Apple Artifacts
52 Gregg Keizer on Twitter
53 Donald Trump's truth is crazier than April Fools' Day fiction
54 Adam Savage on Twitter
55 WhatsApp's in-app camera now looks a little less retro
56 This museum puts heartbreak on display
57 Introducing #ZumbaRoomba | Bringing The Party to Cleaning
58 Virtual reality and pornography: An X-rated debate
59 Here's how payments companies are using digital technology to reach the un- and underbanked
60 An App Can Help You Locate the Williamsburg of Your City, Or, Which Neighborhood to Avoid
61 Police-Training Simulator Among Microsoft Code Contest Winners
62 A stroller that folds up, like magic
63 Million-dollar babies
64 Star Wars on Netflix - Season 1 Official Live Action Teaser Trailer
65 ‘Smart’ office startup Managed by Q snags $25 million from GV and Kapor Capital
66 What $1.5m worth of limited edition Apple hardware looks like
67 Mysterious giant piles of food are perplexing Reddit
68 The evolution of whales
69 20 Reasons You Don't Want to Miss Fast Company's FC/LA Event!
70 Feverprints is a HealthKit app that could save lives
71 Patternator lets you put Drake’s face on your desktop or mobile
72 Chicago man appears to stream his own shooting on Facebook
73 2016 April Fools Day Gaming Pranks - April Fools' Day Game Pranks Wiki Guide - IGN
74 Social media users raise concern after Reddit changes transparency report
75 8 of the best new and updated Android apps from March
76 Batpup has arrived to save the animals of Gotham
77 'Gilmore Girls' finds a new cast member as a comedian inserts himself into old episodes
78 Man receives preserved love note from his wife 51 years after it was written
79 22 April Fools' Day Products That Are Totally Fake But Should Be Real
80 Jay Z sues former Tidal owners over inflated subscriber numbers
81 Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas surprised children's hospital patients with a concert
82 Here's everything we know about the just-revealed Tesla Model 3
83 He Drew the Sun for 40 Years, But Now His Telescope Is Dying
84 The new era of PlayStation starts today
85 Microsoft HoloLens is the best of the real and virtual worlds combined
86 Steve Jobs sold most of his Apple stock when he was ousted from the company in 1985 — today it would be worth $66 billion
87 The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 in pictures
88 Samsung’s new app gives its tech troubleshooters remote access to customers’ phones
89 You can forget sharing those holiday snaps from North Korea
90 Google apologizes profusely for 'mic drop' April Fools' joke