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Wikipedia can now be found on the dark web

In an effort to promote freedom of information, a cybersecurity expert has created a version of Wikipedia accessible via the Tor browser.
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Snapchat and BMW team up to bring augmented reality ads to life

Snapchat and BMW have teamed up to bring the first of Snapchat's augmented reality ads to life. This new ad will feature the BMW X2.
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Canadian man charged in 2014 Yahoo breach expected to plead guilty in the U.S.

One of the men involved in the 2014 Yahoo breach is expected to appear in federal court on Tuesday, where he will plead guilty
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Next year’s flagship Android phones may offer facial recognition features

Will 2018 be the year that Android makers embrace facial recognition software, as Apple did with iPhone X?
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Oculus React VR takes you behind the scenes of ‘Jumanji’ and the British Museum

Oculus React has announced its first round VR projects, and they include offerings from Sony Pictures and the British Museum.
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Tesla launches external battery pack for iPhone and Android devices

Tesla, the company best known for electric cars, has released an external battery pack for iPhone and Android devices
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How Hollywood techniques and VR are changing the field of neuroscience

Hollywood CGI and the rise of virtual reality are changing how scientists approach the field of neuroscience.
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‘Witcher 3’ developer slams microtransactions — ‘We leave greed to others’

CD Projekt Red, the team behind the Witcher and upcoming Cyberpunk 2020 games, has taken a firm stance against microtransactions.
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Samsung is working on a detachable two-in-one Chromebook

Samsung is reportedly working on a detachable Chromebook that will be powered by a Kaby Lake processor and is expected to launch next year.
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Jaguar Land Rover takes its self-driving cars to public streets

Britain's largest car company, Jaguar Land Rover, is testing out its newest self-driving cars on public roadways
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AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC's Malcolm young has died at the age of 64. The band's guitarist and co-founder passed away after a three-year struggle with dementia.
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World’s largest retailer cautiously optimistic about Tesla’s electric big rig

Walmart, Loblaw, and other retailers are investing in Tesla's new electric semi truck though other players are staying on the sidelines

Apple data center in Denmark gets a new neighbor in Google

Google recently purchased a plot of land adjacent to the one Apple is planning to use as a tech center in 2019.
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Verizon and NFL move forward on deal to expand streaming rights

Verizon and the NFL have reportedly reached a deal which would expand the wireless carrier's access to NFL games.
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New exploit uses antivirus software to help spread malware

A recently discovered exploit has found a way to use a feature within most antivirus software which would allow the spread of malware
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Instagram will soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts

Instagram may soon let users follow hashtags in addition to accounts making it easier to find content that is relevant to you.
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Bitcoin Cash surpassed Ethereum as world’s second most popular cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Cash still lags behind its older sibling, but it briefly supplanted Ethereum as the second most valuable cryptocurrency
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If you don’t mind walking a bit, here’s how to save money on Uber

Want to save some money on your next Uber ride? Consider walking a few blocks with Uber's Express Pool service.
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Want to own a ‘Forbidden’ sci-fi icon? Robby the Robot is going up for auction

Robby the Robot, who first appeared in Forbidden Planet, is going up for sale for the first time since the late 70s.
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Netflix seeks to use Mark Millar’s new comics as previews of new shows and movies

Interested in seeing what Netflix has in store for the future? The works of Mark Millar may hold the keys to the next Stranger Things.
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Would you mind if someone openly used your phone to mine cryptocurrency?

Your phone could be one of the 100,000 that Russian developer Alexey Khripkov could turn into a cryptocurrency mining operation
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Project Loon has restored internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico

Project Loon has restored internet access to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico who were left without service after the recent hurricane.

Reddit’s CEO talks about his plans to upgrade the ‘front page of the internet’

After several years, Reddit is finally getting a new UI meant to increase user retention and make the site more usable.
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Niantic promises it won’t abandon Pikachu for Buckbeak anytime soon

Niantic has released a statement promising that it will not be abandoning Pokémon Go in favor of its new Harry Potter game.
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Twitter’s new policies on hate speech and harassment roll out in November

Twitter's new policies regarding hate speech, extremist groups, and harassment will be implemented on November 1st
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Twisted photons may give the speed of fiber optics with the conveniences of Wi-Fi

Researchers have discovered a way of twisting photons that could give us the conveniences of Wi-Fi and the speed of fiber optics
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Modified silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords

Researchers have discovered that sterilized silk could make help stimulate nerve growth in patients with spinal injuries.
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Yamaha shows off the improved Motobot at Tokyo Motor Show 2017

Yamaha has unveiled a new version of its robotic motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017. The Motobot recently reached speeds of 200 KM
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NASA put together a playlist of spooky space sounds for Halloween

NASA has unveiled a spooky playlist consisting of sounds obtained from the space organization's various missions across the solar system.
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Apple fires an engineer over daughter’s iPhone X video

Apple has fired an engineer over his daughter's video of the unreleased iPhone X due to her filming on Apple's campus.
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Researchers may have found what causes smartphone batteries to explode

New research has shed some light as to why smartphone batteries sometimes explode and how we can prevent it.
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These new Parrot drones could save lives and crops

Parrot has announced a new line of commercial drones which are aimed at rescue workers, construction crews, and farmers.

Unsend, unsend! New WhatsApp feature lets you take back sent messages

WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature that will allow you to delete messages sent to groups or individuals,.
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NHTSA seeks to remove old obstacles to clear the way for self-driving cars

The NHTSA is seeking to remove or rewrite regulations regarding self-driving cars in order to make their development easier.