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27
May

Video Gaming for Fun and Profit | Dan Costa

A long time ago, I stopped calling myself a gamer. In fact, there was only a tiny sliver of time when I could do so at all with a straight face. When I was a kid, my mom kept me from console gaming entirely. Sure, I could play Atari, Nintendo, and ColecoVision at friends’ houses. I don’t want to go

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27
May

MIT 3D-printed the shape-shifting future of pasta

Wang and Yao were actually working with bacterium that respond to humidity when they started playing around with edible materials that would have a similar effect. The noodles are made of thin layers of gelatin with different densities. As the dense top layer absorbs water, it bends over the less-dense bottom layer creating a simple piece of tube-shaped pasta. By

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27
May

Chipotle finds malware exposed credit card info across the US

The attack pulled data off the magnetic strips of credit cards used in physical Chipotle locations around the US. The company has not said how many customers were affected, though it offered a searchable list of locations that were actually hit in the attack, including the dates each restaurant was vulnerable. Some were compromised for about a week, and others

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27
May

What to expect at Computex 2017

There’s no doubt that we’ll still be seeing new PCs from the likes of ASUS, MSI, Dell, Acer and others at Computex. In fact, Acer simply went ahead and announced its new laptops and tablet earlier this week, which is certainly one way to beat the competition. Since Intel’s high-performance seventh-gen Core chips are relatively fresh, chances are most of

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27
May

Lyft drivers can start planning pickups days in advance

Just as it does for riders, Lyft continues to improve the experience for its drivers. The latest effort is a feature that lets contractors deal with scheduled pickups up to seven days in advance, instead of only being aware of a passenger’s planned departure minutes before. Additionally, Lyft is now giving drivers access to “Power Zones,” high-demand areas where they

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27
May

Capcom Bringing Monster Hunter to Nintendo Switch | News & Opinion

It’s not a brand new entry in the series, but a port of the Japan-only 3DS game Monster Hunter XX released in March. So far, the Nintendo Switch is enjoying fantastic sales due to two key Nintendo properties making their way on to the platform. But while Zelda and Mario Kart have helped sell millions of Switch consoles, Nintendo needs

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26
May

Hisense 4K TVs look for a place to fit on crowded shelves

At CES we were quite impressed by the Hisense lineup of smart TVs, and now the company says its 2017 models are arriving at retail. The H6D, H7D, H9D and H9D Plus series cover a range of price points and sizes, with 4K models ranging from the 43-inch H6D for $348 to the top of the line H9D Plus 65-inch

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26
May

Don’t Be That Person: Obnoxious Travel Behavior to Avoid

Home/ Features/ Don’t Be That Person: Obnoxious Travel Behavior to Avoid For a sane experience, here are some tech-related behaviors to avoid while traveling. Memorial Day weekend is upon us! But unless you live in a beach-front condo or lakeside villa, chances are you’re hopping in a plane, train, or automobile for some warm weather fun. Before you can crack

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26
May

BMW’s latest motorcycle concept links futuristic style and tech

The Concept Link has a long, low profile with a flat bench seat which covers the “flat energy packs in the underfloor.” There’s a diagonally rising handlebar section, too, and a windshield upon which BMW says it will project “speed, navigation and battery information.” Secondary information will be displayed below that on a large flat panel which can be controlled

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26
May

Who Do You Trust More With Your Safety: Google or Ford? | Doug Newcomb

A decade ago, it would have been unimaginable that a tech company like Google could successfully challenge automakers, that Tesla would be worth more than Ford, or that ridesharing firms would be major players in personal transportation. Fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) are expected to massively disrupt the car industry, but who will win the hearts and minds of consumers and

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