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Could the Hyperloop really happen? Its building contractors say absolutely

It may look like a pipe, but if experts are to be believed, this is no pipe dream. The Hyperloop, once no more than a big idea that seemed a little crazy, now seems to be inching closer and closer to reality.
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The Blink home security system offers peace of mind at a price you can afford

Meet Blink, branded as the "ultra-affordable, wire-free, smart HD home monitoring and alert system." First launched late in 2015, the Blink system is completely wireless and battery-operated to help homeowners stay vigilant.
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Tired of Google Play? Check out these alternative Android app stores

If you are hunting for more sources to download Android apps and games, then you’ll find a bumper batch in here. We take a look at the pros and cons of alternative Android app stores for users and developers, and then discuss a few of the…
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Don’t suds it up: How much laundry detergent should you use?

Modern washing machines render cleaning our clothes a simple chore, but most of us use far too much laundry detergent, resulting in wasted money and sudsy clothes. This begs the question, "how much should we use?"
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Opposed to GMOs? Are Monsanto’s new CRISPR crops any better?

Monsanto, the agricultural biotech company whose creation of genetically engineered and modified crops has long made it a magnet for controversy, has now licensed the use of CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology.
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You can now hail a driverless taxi with a smartphone in Singapore

A new partnership between Grab, the largest ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, and NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup with roots in MIT, creates a fleet of self-driving cars that can be hailed with a smartphone.
Music

Listen to this AI-composed song in the style of The Beatles

Who needs The Beatles, anyway? Algorithms are all the rage, after Sony's Flow Machines project successfully created two entire pop songs composed by artificial intelligence, one in the musical styling of the Fab Four.
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Five shows to stream this week: ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Revenant,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: 'Sicario,' 'The Revenant,' 'Fleabag,' and more.
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Five meat thermometers that ensure properly cooked meals

While you might offend dinner guests by serving a steak that is too rare or too well-done, you can also make people extremely sick if you put something like undercooked chicken on their plate. Here are a few gadgets that will make sure your…
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Samsung may go Edge-only for the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is outselling the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. With that feat under its belt, it's time to shift focus to next year's flagship -- the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know.
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Weekend Workshop: Electrify your meat with this DIY hot dog cooker

Although BBQ season has passed and gloomy, rainy weather is on the horizon, this DIY electric hot dog cooker assures there's no need to give up on enjoying an abundance of perfectly cooked franks this winter.