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    Researchers are Building a Tiny Drone With No Moving Parts

    Agree with Darunion, science is all about experimentation and innovation. Even if this concept itself never amounts to anything, there might be some concepts that come from this that helps someone else solve a problem with their own innovations that they couldn't get past.
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    Google Rebrands Project Fi and Opens it to More Devices

    Like nightanole said they don't prorate data usage anymore, when I first signed up they still did prorated but gave you a credit back for unused data at the end of the month (none of that "rollover data" crap), now you just get billed per MB as you use the data.
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    LEGO Built a Life Size, Drivable Bugatti From Over a Million Technic Pieces

    Hard to say for sure, some types of adhesive would actually make the pieces more brittle so more prone to breaking with the vibrations. They might have though, as well as using illegal techniques to hold pieces together ("illegal" being ways that might make the pieces impossible to separate...
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    Intel Gags Customers from Publishing Performance Impact of Microcode Updates

    Looking at doing a SFF gaming build, guess all this pretty much cements that I should go with AMD to power the thing.
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    Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

    I'm a bit disappointed that 7 months in I already have burn in from the clock and notifications at the top of the screen. After the horrible burn in my GS7 had I now have it set to manual brightness and rarely take it above 50%. I feel like what they did to "dim" the soft buttons at the bottom...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    Except these days so many of the cars have gauges that are as lit up as this one so you can't actually tell a difference between headlights on and off. Hell in my RX-8 the only difference is the gauges go from white to red, but I can see them either way, and that car is 12 years old. In my...
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    Final Fantasy XV for Widows 20% Off

    Damn, I might have to go ahead and refund it on Steam already. I bought it last week so I could get the preload stuff over the weekend.
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    Bitcoin Soars past $15,000, Just Hours after Crossing $14,000

    I know if I was in the market this would probably be about the point I'd cash out, I can't imagine it going much higher without crashing down hard. Of course I probably would have said the same thing a couple years ago as it went from $10 to $100.
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    EA Says People Don’t Really Enjoy Linear Games as Much Today

    EA clearly knows what they're talking about, I mean just look at the flop that is every non-MMO Final Fantasy game, obviously people don't like linear games. (Disclaimer: I haven't played FFXV yet so I don't know how linear that one is)
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    Pokemon Go Players Can't Drive

    You can't do anything in the game if you are going above 15 mph. Pokemon won't spawn, eggs won't hatch, and trying to spin stops just gets you a "try again later" message.
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    Watch a 10-Year-Old’s Face Unlock His Mom’s iPhone X

    He kind of failed at showing it well since the screen went dark immediately but right above the clock is a lock icon, when the Face ID unlocks the phone the lock changes to an open lock.
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    Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

    I for one welcome the LG panel if it happens to be better quality than Samsung's in other areas. My 2 XL replaced my GS7 that was just over a year old due to having a pink line down the right side of the screen. When I took it to AT&T the rep said, "Oh this is a common problem that we've seen...
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    iOS 11 Calculator: 1 + 2 + 3 Doesn’t Equal 6

    Apple: "You're doing it wrong, this is a feature."
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    Kids Not Getting Enough Sleep Because of Smart Phones

    Not sure how many phones have it but on my Pixel 2 there's an option to set a data limit. OT: For me it was Tetris on my Gameboy with a flashlight in my mouth. Didn't have the money to get one of those fancy flashlight attachments for the Gameboy.
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    Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

    I've not had the luxury of my phone lasting over a day yet, but I have found it very impressive to be able to play Pokemon Go for 6+ hours on a single charge. The game also runs super smooth on this phone, way better than my S7 and my wife's old iPhone 6.
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    Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

    My wife and I just got our phones in last night, hers is the 2 and mine the 2 XL. Yes I do see the blue shift but you have to actually be looking for it. Most of the time I'm staring straight at the screen, not at an angle, so you won't see it. The 2 also has a slight blue shift, just not as...
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    37,000 Chrome Users Downloaded a Fake Adblock plus Extension

    This would suck if I didn't already switch to uBlock Origin awhile ago. Got tired of the amount of ads that were paid to be auto-whitelisted by ABP.
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    Google Pixel 2 XL Launch Event - Live Stream Press Conference

    Definitely PoGo, on my S7 I can watch it drain the battery, but if I switch over to Ingress the drain is noticeably slower.
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    Google Pixel 2 XL Launch Event - Live Stream Press Conference

    I assume so, it let me order a 2 and a 2 XL while signing up for Fi.
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    Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

    If it's anything like the Galaxy S7/S8 always-on display there's a setting to turn it completely off, though I imagine the amount of battery use from the always-on display to be very minimal. Ordered a 2 XL for myself and a 2 for my wife, also signed up for Fi while I was at it. Both say...
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    Are all AMOLED phones very susceptible to burn in or am I just unlucky?

    Granted yes the burn in on my screen is not very noticeable short of having a full-white page up, but the fact that after only just over a year an app that I only have up for around half an hour twice a day caused a burn in is a bit concerning. If I do end up getting another OLED phone this...
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    Are all AMOLED phones very susceptible to burn in or am I just unlucky?

    I have a Galaxy S7 that I bought when they launched last year. Technically I'm already on my second one because about 2 months after I got it the screen completely died and AT&T replaced it. Now here I am just over a year from then and thus outside of warranty period, and I've got issues with...
  23. J

    Do You Want Skynet?

    Just don't let any AI get their hands on the Darkhold and we've got nothing to worry about.
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    Nintendo Ends Production of Standard New Nintendo 3DS in Japan

    I think the Switch's main competition is the supply part of supply & demand.
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    InspiroBot Inspires You

    This thing is making up words:
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    Error 502 Bad Gateway from Cloudflare

    Still seeing this issue crop up as of this moment.
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    Bitcoin Mining Has Taken all of the AMD RX 580 GPU stock?

    Still makes me wish electricity wasn't so damn expensive in California...
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    Acer Predator X27 G-Sync HDR Gaming Monitor: 4K at 144Hz

    I haven't had much issues with desktop scaling since early Win10 tech preview. I've been running 4k for a while now and everything on my desktop looks about the same as my work computer with a 1080p monitor.
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    Gamers in Hawaii Can't Compete Because of Latency

    Clearly Richard Hendricks needs to hurry up with reinventing the internet!
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    Google's Cloud Vision API is Easily Fooled by Noise

    Well imagine if said criminal was highly-tracked, if they were to hack in and delete the imagery it would be obvious at a glance and (assuming regular backups are done) would just get restored from a recent backup. If instead they modify the images *just* enough to make them grainy, someone...
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    Windows 10 Creators Update Now Available for Manual Upgrading

    If you go into C:\users\default\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\WinX\ there are some folders listed there with the shortcuts for the Win+X menu, in Group2 is where Control Panel was, and Group3 is where Programs and Features was. Open properties on the shortcuts you want to change back and...
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    Apple Patent Disables Wearables When You're Driving

    It looks like their method of determining who is driving is assuming the hand wearing the Watch is on the steering wheel. If you are driving one-handed it would have a difficult time picking that up, and I'm sure more people would start to drive one-handed just so they could circumvent the...
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    Android O Details Begin Trickling In

    No but next major iOS they will remove it from app icons, because courage.
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    1080ti Pre-order, Retail, and AIB availability watch

    Placed my order on Friday, NE still shows "packaging" with estimated ship date of today...
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    1080ti Pre-order, Retail, and AIB availability watch

    Ditto on this, I had NIS go off right at the end of an arena match in WoW, switched over and snagged an EVGA.
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    Augmented Reality Lets Cars Communicate to Reduce Road Rage

    Sucks for them, not your fault they were too impatient to wait on traffic to move up enough for them to properly get into the turn lane. I wish there were better obstructions in the center lane to prevent people from doing this as much. Mounted cones or the occasional cement block, nothing too...
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    Can't Afford Your Own Helicopter then Go Drone

    First thing I saw looking at that picture is the giant E below it. Designed by Evil Corp.
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    Drone-Powered Hammock

    Pretty sure a hammock is supposed to be relaxing and quiet, and with a massive drone pushing all that air down on you I'm pretty sure it'd be neither of those things.
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