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How Trump Signed Something That Could Actually Mitigate Climate Change

In an otherwise dour outlook on the world’s chances of recovering from climate change, the International Energy Agency director named one bright prospect that arrived this year bearing President Trump’s signature.

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Tesla and Luxembourg squabble over failed Model S braking test

Did you think Tesla could move past braking complaints just because it addressed the issue with the Model 3? Luxembourg certainly doesn't. The European country's testing and standards body ILNAS has put itself at odds with Tesla after conducting an u…

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Astronomers Reveal Two New Candidates For Alien Life

One planet is probably rocky, like Earth; the other, perhaps a steamy water world.

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McLaren’s expanded eSports program includes mobile racing games

McLaren is enamored with eSports — so much so that it's expanding the scope of its program. The 2018 edition of the Shadow Project promises to be more "open and inclusive" than you might expect, letting you compete for virtual motorsports glory not…

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Deep Silver hasn’t killed off ‘Dead Island 2’

Dead Island's long-awaited sequel is alive and well despite numerous setbacks after its trailer was revealed way back in 2014. The game's Twitter account has reassured a fan asking about Dead Island 2 that it's still in development — the release of…

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How Tech Firms Quietly Use Humans To Do Bots’ Work


How Tech Firms Quietly Use Humans To Do Bots’ Work
Using what one expert calls a ‘Wizard of Oz technique’, some companies keep their reliance on humans a secret from investors.

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Elon Musk’s Thailand cave rescue would use a ‘kid-size’ submarine

Elon Musk is quickly solidifying his offer to help rescue a boys' soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave, and in just the way you would expect from a technology entrepreneur. He has revealed that the "primary path" for his attempt will involve a "ki…

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