Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it’s no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and ha…

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‘Secret World Legends’ expands into disaster-ridden Tokyo

The Secret World was rebooted in June as the free-to-play, shared-world RPG Secret World Legends and it just received the first of three updates that will expand the game into a “disaster-ridden and monster-infested” Tokyo. Tokyo: Back to the Beginni…

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Bundesliga is the latest soccer league to use video referees

MLS began using video assistant referees (VAR) earlier this month, and when the top German league began its season today, it too employed the tech. Bundesliga announced back in January that it would use the video review tech during the 2017-18 season…

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Fisker’s luxury EV will debut in January at CES 2018

Legendary car designer Henrik Fisker has announced when we’ll finally get to lay eyes on his electric luxury EMotion sedan in person. The car will debut in January at CES 2018. As Fisker told TheStreet, the team behind the vehicle will also introduce…

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Play as David Beckham in his prime in ‘PES 2018’

Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer franchise always vies with EA Sports’ FIFA series for the year’s best football game. To get an edge over its competitor, Konami packed new features into this year’s edition — along with licensing some celebrity athletes…

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Facebook opens up its Craigslist-like section to retailers

Facebook is trying to figure out what people want from Marketplace, so it’s going to add a bunch of new products from real vendors in order to suss that out. “We’ll kind of look and see what’s popular, what people want to engage with,” Deb Liu, Faceb…

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Google figured out how to flawlessly remove stock-photo watermarks

Watermarks are placed on copyrighted images like stock-photos in order to keep people from using them without permission or without paying. And manually removing them requires Photoshop skills, time and being ok with the image not looking its best po…

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Microsoft could release an Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio’ edition

Microsoft used “Project Scorpio” as the code name for the Xbox One X, its powerful new gaming console set to release on November 7th. According to a couple of leaks on German website Xbox Dynasty, the company will celebrate the launch with a new day…

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‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

Marjorie, 86, is dying. In her final months, she finds solace in an artificially intelligent holographic recreation of her late husband Walter, called “Walter Prime.” They talk every day, recounting special moments of their life together. But her mem…

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Porn site offers to revive 'Sense 8' for a third season

Sense8 is one of the more creatively interesting shows available on just about any streaming service. The Wachowski-made Netflix show, now in its second and final season, tells the story of eight people with special powers using very human themes: lo…

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Options for neo-Nazis on the internet are starting to shrink

If you’re an American who’s ever wondered what it would be like to have had the internet and today’s technology during the time of Nazi ascension in Germany, take a look around. You’re soaking in it.

While a whole lot of us have been aware of this s…

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Google Home guides you through Vogue’s 125th anniversary issue

Google’s partnerships with media companies for Home add-ons goes beyond advertisements for Beauty and the Beast. For next month’s 125th anniversary issue of Vogue, readers can ask Google Assistant for more information on a quintet of articles. Once t…

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TCL limits its budget-friendly 4K smart TV to one size

When we picked TCL’s P-Series Roku 4K Smart TV for our Buyer’s and Back to School Guides, we noted a perfectly good television with an “extra-bright screen, good contrast and accurate colors” — a steal for $650. The Wirecutter named it “The Bes…

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The next 'Final Fantasy' brawler 'Dissidia NT' heads to PS4 in January

We knew that the next entry in Final Fantasy’s all-star brawler Dissidia series would be coming to PS4, and a possible Amazon mishap clued us in to an end-of-2017 release. Square Enix has announced that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will arrive a little…

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Google uses machine learning to help journalists track hate

Hate crimes have sadly existed long before last weekend’s tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia but tracking them has been difficult. To help fix that, the Google News Lab has partnered with ProPublica, the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, the Sou…

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USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse

The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in areas along the eclipse’s path of totality. Report…

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