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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Great news this week, Wing Commander fans… Available on 07/31: Wet Hot American Summer: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL It’s the first …

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Facebook Is About to Start Testing Its Internet Drone

Facebook Is About to Start Testing Its Internet Drone

Aquila, Facebook’s internet-beaming drone, is complete and ready for testing. Jay Parikh, VP of Global Engineering and Infrastructure, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just pulled the cover off the device, which is carbon-fiber framed and solar-powered. Aquila has the wingspan of a 737, but weighs only as much as a Prius. Facebook’s plan is to drop it via ballon, and once …

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Google Street View Cars Are Now Tracking Air Pollution

Google Street View Cars Are Now Tracking Air Pollution

A handful of Google Street View cars are mapping more than roads. Google has teamed up with Aclima, a San Francisco-based company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks, to equip a small portion of its fleet of Street View cars with mobile sensors. These sensors can track levels of nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, …

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Uber Denies ‘Ghost Cars’, Says It Sometimes Shows Fewer Cars Than Available

Uber Denies ‘Ghost Cars’, Says It Sometimes Shows Fewer Cars Than Available

According to Uber, this whole ‘Ghost Car’ hullabaloo is nonsense. if you’re unfamiliar with the story, read this. But here’s quick recap from that: When you open the Uber app, the first thing you see is a map with (hopefully) a bunch of cars circling your location. Oh good, you think, there are plenty of drivers right next to me. …

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Google Translate’s Awesome Visual Translation Feature Gets 20 New Languages

Google Translate’s Awesome Visual Translation Feature Gets 20 New Languages

When Google first unveiled its visual translation feature inside the Google Translate app, it seemed pretty damn cool. But after a recent trip overseas, it proved itself incredibly useful. Google has just made it even more useful by adding a bunch of new languages. Before, you could hold your phone up to a road sign, menu, or whatever and receive …

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Amazon Wants ‘High-Speed’ Zone for Its Prime Air Delivery Drones, 200 Feet Up

Amazon Wants ‘High-Speed’ Zone for Its Prime Air Delivery Drones, 200 Feet Up

Drones are coming. Commercial drones, that is. In so many years, the sky will be filled with small, unmanned aircraft delivering you pizzas. And new iPhones. That’s been Amazon’s vision for years now, as the company tries to get its Prime Air drone delivery service off the ground. Standing in its way are longstanding rules and regulations concerning commercial aircraft. …

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The White House Just Responded to the Pardon Edward Snowden Petition – Two Years Later

The White House Just Responded to the Pardon Edward Snowden Petition – Two Years Later

It only took two years, but the White House has finally gotten around to providing a response to a petition asking for the pardon of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Official answer: nope. “As the President said in announcing recent intelligence reforms, ‘We have to make some important decisions about how to protect ourselves and sustain our leadership in the world, …

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Is Uber Populating Its Map with Ghost Cars?

Is Uber Populating Its Map with Ghost Cars?

When you open the Uber app, the first thing you see is a map with (hopefully) a bunch of cars circling your location. Oh good, you think, there are plenty of drivers right next to me. I should be able to get a ride in no time. In theory, yes, if all those cars you see on the map are …

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Amazon Prime Music Launches in the UK

Amazon Prime Music Launches in the UK

More than a year after Amazon debuted its music streaming service in the US, the company has opened it up across the pond. Amazon Prime Music is now live in the UK. Prime Music isn’t a monthly subscription service, like Spotify or Apple Music. Instead, Prime Music is just another perk offered to Amazon Prime members alongside expedited shipping, Amazon …

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Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Hundreds More Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Hundreds More Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

According to Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Noam Chomsky, and hundreds of AI and robotics researchers, governments should ban autonomous weapons in order to prevent a “military AI arms race.” In a letter signed by over 1,000, Musk, Hawking and others say that most AI researchers “have no interest in building AI weapons, and do not want others to …

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Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. Google+, as we all know, didn’t really turn out how …

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Here’s A Preview of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From) Netflix In August

Here’s A Preview of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From) Netflix In August

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. This time, we’ve got a preview of some titles that will be hitting the streaming service in the month of August. It’s …

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