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Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time

Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the "bet," and won't be on the hook for the entire cost of the project… Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/YDZp4HU-UJo/ VEECO INSTRUMENTS

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Speedtest.net overhauled with new look, new features

Speedtest.net is pretty much the go-to site for quickly figuring out how fast (or slow) your connection really is and comparing the numbers your ISP boasts with what it actually delivers. And now it’s got a new coat of paint and a couple of neat features. In brief: New UI: The map widget is much […]

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Personal Activity Monitor tracks time you spend using desktop apps

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to turn to RescueTime to figure out how I spend my time online. Then it got too complex, and I stopped using it. Personal Activity Monitor is like a vastly dumbed-down version of RescueTime, and I mean that as a compliment. It’s free and bare-bones — […]

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12 Great Star Wars Gifts 2017

These are the Star Wars gifts that are actually worth buying. It’s a glorious time to be a Star Wars fan! We get a new movie every year, new books spanning so many different aspects of the universe, and an actual mountain of themed swag around every corner. So much Star Wars swag. In fact, […]

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Super Mario Odyssey Has Reviewers Jumping for Joy

Nintendo appears to have knocked it out of the park with Thursday’s offical launch of its new Super Mario Odyssey title, which appears to have won over video game critics and promises to drive Nintendo Switch sales well into the holidays. The reception is another lift for Nintendo, which has been riding high following strong […]

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How to transfer your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp progress back to U.S., UK, and Canada

Don’t lose all of the game progress when you switch back to your current region Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game! If you side-loaded the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp .apk to an Android device or changed regions on your iTunes account in order to play the game early, you can preserve the past month’s game progress […]

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Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city, but driver forums say dipping? Read more… Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/S1OjHgiGaIk/uber-threatens-to-dump-engineer-accused-of-stealing-tra-1795367852 […]

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Male Humpback Dolphins Gather Gifts to Get Laid

Marine biologists working off the northwest coast of Australia have observed a rare mating display in which male dolphins were seen gathering and offering large marine sponges to females. Scientists have never seen this behavior in dolphins before, highlighting a previously unknown level of social complexity. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/male-humpback-dolphins-gather-gifts-to-get-laid-1820640723 VEECO INSTRUMENTS

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‘Pokémon Go’ players catch 500 million Pokémon in under two days

Spurred by Pokémon Go's latest event, players have caught 500 million pocket monsters in less than two days. Developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge on Sunday (inviting fans to collectively catch a whopping 3 billion Pok&eacut… Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/FIG9xz8cZ5U/ ROCKWELL AUTOMATION

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DOJ slaps AT&T with antitrust lawsuit over Time Warner purchase

The US Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T to block the massive communications company from purchasing Time Warner, one of the world's biggest entertainment conglomerates. AT&T released a statement calling the move… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/20/ATT-Time-Warner-antitrust-lawsuit/ DST SYSTEMS

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