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Following the failed merger with T-Mobile, Sprint makes a deal with Altice USA

Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead and buried, Sprint has been quick to strike a new deal with a US cable company. Altice USA will start selling mobile service via Sprint’s network under a new multi-year agreement that was revealed on November 5th. That’s literally just one day after the T-Mobile merger was […]

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Stephen Hawking makes his doctoral thesis available online

Ever wondered how Stephen Hawking saw the universe as a doctoral candidate, when his theories about black holes were just coming into fruition? You don't have to hear about it second-hand — you can now go straight to the source. The legendary cosm…
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Recommended Reading: ‘Lore’ makes the leap from podcast to TV

'Lore' Proves Podcasts Can Inspire Disturbingly Effective TV Bryan Bishop, The Verge A year after Amazon greenlit the television adaption of the popular podcast, Lore debuted this week. The Verge reviews the series as it makes the jump from audio…
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Google makes a major investment in HTC in exchange for employees and IP portfolio

Rumors have been swirling around about an HTC acquisition by Google, and it kinda sorta almost happened. The two companies have announced a whopping $ 1.1 billion cooperation agreement that’s not quite a full buyout, but should still help both companies long term. Right now, Google is going to acquire some of HTC’s employees, many of […]

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SteamVR makes its launcher ‘more social’ with Home

We've seen attempts at free-flowing virtual worlds from the likes of Second Life and the (dearly departed) PlayStation Home, but with VR we're getting another shot at it. First Facebook Spaces appeared, and now Valve is beta testing SteamVR Home. The…
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Alcatel Idol 5 makes some stops on Geekbench on way to market

Alcatel is getting a new device ready in their Idol series of smartphones, which should be marketed as the Idol 5. The device showed up in the past few days in the Geekbench database revealing both some specs for the mid-range smartphone and some insight as to how companies continue to tweak and improve their […]

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Comcast’s xFi app makes setting up your parents’ WiFi less painful

There are plenty of great routers on the market, but most of them have simply horrible interfaces for setting up and configuring your WiFI network. Companies like Google and Apple have built smartphone apps that make managing WiFi much easier, but it…
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Google Gnome makes smart lawns accessible to everyone

Smart devices make our lives so much better, whether it’s a smartwatch on our wrist or smart appliances around our home. Companies are constantly looking to improve the quality of life for customers, and Google is bravely charging into the smart lawn market with the brand new Google Gnome. Google Gnome, which is most definitely not a […]

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Bethesda’s ‘Prey’ reboot makes you fear everything

Prey is all about deception. The first-person shooter starts off simple enough: You're a scientist starting a new job at your brother's massive research company. You wake up in your bedroom, do some exploring and board a helicopter on top of your roo…
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Shark spotter: Sentinel VDS drone makes beaches safer for surfers and swimmers

Sentinel VDS is a completely automated shark-detection system. Using an autonomous, unmanned aerial system and sophisticated detection software, the system provides a safe haven for swimmers and surfers alike.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Smart glasses and a bed that makes itself

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but there’s no denying that it’s fun to gawk!

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Piqapoo hands-free dog accessory makes picking up poop a less crappy job

It’s easy to think you stumbled into the weird side of Kickstarter when you hear about Piqapoo, a hands-free device for picking up dog poop. In fact, it could be the most useful gadget we’ve heard about this year!

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Google makes it easy to get screen replacements for the Pixel and Pixel XL

Google is partnering with uBreakiFix to make screen replacements as easy as possible for the Pixel. Join us after the break for details. uBreakiFix is a company that does repairs on a number of different electronics, including Macs, PCs and all sorts of different smartphones. This partnership with Google would make it insanely easy for […]

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Twitter makes it slightly easier to interact on iOS

There was a time when a Twitter user on iOS had to click from their timeline all the way into a tweet in order to interact with it or its account. Imagine that: Like, two taps of your finger to share it elsewhere or unfollow that person. Ugh! But Twi…
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Juno probe makes the closest-ever encounter with Jupiter

If you thought the Juno probe's first photos of Jupiter were tantalizing, you're in for a treat. The spacecraft just completed the closest approach it will take during its primary mission around the gas giant, passing a mere 2,600 miles above the su…
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Twitch now makes highlight clips on any channel

Twitch has so far been limiting its Clips sharing feature to partnered channels, but no longer: as of now, you can create those bite-sized highlights on any channel. If a friend pulls off a slick move during a live stream, you can share it just as ea…
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G2A makes it harder for scammers to sell shady game codes

G2A is still determined to show that it can do right by developers worried about shady game key sellers. The online marketplace has introduced a new verification process that should make it harder to commit fraud. New sellers will have to provide a l…
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Google makes it easier, quicker to get articles in Newsstand on Android, iOS

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages are now available on Play Newsstand, allowing users to quickly and easily access articles without having to download those articles from third parties. This should significantly cut down on loading times.

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Honor 5X makes its way to Canada under new name

The Honor 5X is finally available in Canada, but under a new name: the Huawei GR5. We’re not quite sure why the name was changed for Canada specifically. Huawei is probably just trying to make a name for itself in the region. Unfortunately, it’ll probably be more confusing than actually doing any good. Either way, […]

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Mural, mural on the wall: The SprayPrinter makes graffiti easy

The SprayPrinter, now currently on Indiegogo, syncs with your smartphone make painting a mural on your wall as easy as waving your hand back and forth. It’s presumably less expensive than commissioning Banksy to do the job.

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PicoBrew’s new small-batch homebrew machine makes beer 5 liters at a time

Pico takes the automation of its Zymatic brewer and goes one step further, bringing the convenience of the Keurig K-Cup to home brewing.

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Android Wear update makes watch faces come to life

Google fans already rocking Android Wear will get an update this week that enables interactive watch faces. You can tap them to show more information or launch an app. The three watch faces released today include "Bits", which keeps the time displa…
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Want to get inside a musician’s head? GE’s Neuro VR makes it happen

Getting into someone’s brain has never been as exciting or looked as beautiful as it does through the futuristic lens of GE’s Neuro VR, which uses MRI scans to create a 3D experience of the brain like never before.

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