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  • 5 days ago
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    Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric

    Ford’s legendary and popular F-Series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to “future-proof” the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion. Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, announced the news at a press conference in Detroit. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, he specified that there will be both pure/battery electric and hybrid options ...

  • 6 days ago
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    The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

    Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from anger to sadness to riotous joy—the number of ways our faces can convey different emotions varies. Disgust, for example, needs just one facial expression to get its point across throughout the world.

  • 8 days ago
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    Two thieves arrested in Karachi after their selfies get uploaded to victim’s Google account

    Two muggers in Karachi learned this the hard way after they stole a woman’s phone and then took selfies with it. They didn’t realise her phone uploaded the pictures automatically to her Google account, giving her a clear picture of the thieves. Two men robbed a woman near Sultan Masjid in DHA on December 29, 2018. A case was registered against them at the Darakshan police station.

  • 9 days ago
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    'Sub-Saturns' May Force Scientists to Revise Idea of How Planets Form

    Astronomers know our solar system better than any other, but they're still learning new ways in which it doesn't seem to be particularly normal. One such quirk, in patterns of planetary sizes, was the subject of a news conference held yesterday (Jan. 8) at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The results could prompt scientists to revise a leading theory of how planets form.

  • 10 days ago
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    Universal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts say

    Parts of the world will be excluded from the internet for decades to come without major efforts to boost education, online literacy and broadband infrastructure, experts have warned. While half the world’s population now uses the internet, a desperate lack of skills and stagnant investment mean the UN’s goal of universal access, defined as 90% of people being online, may not be reached until 2050 or later, they said.

  • 11 days ago
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    Robot dogs are the weirdest package delivery system we’ve seen

    Germany automotive firm Continental is best know for its tires, but at CES 2019 the company is demonstrating something a little different: package delivery by robot dog. As part of its research into the future of mobility, Continental has partnered with robotics company ANYbotics (a spin off from ETH Zurich) to imagine the future of package delivery. In a staged demonstration on the CES show floor, the firm showed how one of ANYbotics’ four-legged robots could jump out the back of a self-drivi...

  • 13 days ago
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    God of War Director's DLC Ideas Would Have Taken Too Long to Make

    God Of War's director, Cory Barlog, revealed that he had a couple DLC stories written for Kratos' latest adventure, but that the time investment and ambition of the team would have made it "a little too big!" Speaking to IGN on Beyond's God of War retrospective at around 33:30, Barlog discussed why God of War, our Game of the Year for 2018, ended up not releasing any new story content after its release last April.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Artificial Soil Made from Lava Rock Allows Growing of Food in Space

    Fresh greens in space? Recent research has looked into how plants respond to low levels of gravity and a particular hormone which can help plants grow in challenging space conditions. Now, new research has succeeded in growing plants in high-tech planters which use artificial soil made from lava rock.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data

    In a lawsuit on Thursday, the city attorney said tracking was used not just for local forecasts but also for commercial purposes like targeted marketing.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Cyberbullying is now a crime in Michigan punishable by jail time

    We've got bad news for you, Metro Times trolls: Cyberbullying is now a crime in Michigan. On Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Pete Lucido, R-Shelby Township that formally defines cyberbullying as a misdemeanor crime punishable by 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. Public Act 457 of 2018 will take effect in March.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Norway's EV Incentives Have Worked. Now What?

    No other country on Earth has bet as big on electric vehicles as Norway, and it’s finally paying off. Half of all new cars sold to Norwegians are either fully electric or hybrid, making the country of 5.3 million the biggest per-capita market for EVs. Norway’s EV success is owed to both the carrot and the stick.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Fake Amazon Alexa Setup App Climbs Its Way To Apple's App Store Charts

    Some iPhone users who received a new Alexa device as gift on Christmas may have downloaded an app masquerading as the official setup companion for Amazon's Alexa. The fake Alexa setup app for iOS, which went live this week, has apparently fooled many users it managed to climb its way up to Apple's App Store charts. Some Alexa device owners who thought the app called "Setup for Amazon Alexa" was legit even left reviews to express their frustration over the "instability&qu...

  • 1 month ago
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    Report claims Bakkt's Bitcoin futures contract launch might be delayed

    It could be a while before Bakkt could get its Bitcoin futures contract approved. A new report claims that the CFTC’s [Commodity Futures Trading Commission] decision-making process has been progressing slow regarding Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures contract. Looking at CFTC’s current pace, the futures contract wouldn’t be launched at the desired time, said a CoinDesk report citing sources.

  • 1 month ago
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    This Inventor May Have Cured Motion Sickness Without Drugs

    One manufacturer of virtual-reality trainers has already begun including the devices in its simulators.

  • 1 month ago
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    Shop the Apocalypse

    Safety-orange jumpsuits, face masks, tactical vests: So-called war-core clothing is hot during these anxious times.