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Sierra Club examines cities working toward renewable energy

The Sierra Club is working to “commit to solutions that help us achieve 100% clean, renewable energy across the United States by 2050.”
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‘He was the droid I WAS looking for!’ Kenny Baker, R2-D2 actor, dies at 83

Baker, who stood 3 feet 8 inches tall, first stepped into the android suit in 1977 to debut as R2-D2 in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."
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‘Pokémon Go’ has eclipsed $200 million in total revenue one month after launching

The game has exploded past other top performing games like "Clash Royale" and "Candy Crush Soda Saga," especially after its launch in Japan.
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Classic platformer 'Unit 4' is set for an early 2017 launch on Xbox One

Unit 4's style is that of a classic platformer, and the characters’ abilities involve moving, jumping, and other unique skills.
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Is this the ideal home air conditioner?

Cheap bedside fans or AC units aren't effective or affordable. This modern and minimalist AC spreads cold air through your home in a panoramic 360 degrees.
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George R.R. Martin’s next TV universe just began development

Universal Cable Productions “acquired the rights to adapt our long-running Wild Cards series of anthologies and mosaic novels for television," Martin said.
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Airbnb valued at $30 billion after $850 million in new funding round

Home-sharing company Airbnb has raised $850 million in a round of funding, bringing the startup-turned-vacation superpower's valuation to $30 billion.
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Google's Self-Driving Car CTO is Leaving the Company

Chris Urmson said in a post on Medium that “1.8 million miles of autonomous driving later,” the time is right to “step down and find my next adventure.”
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Here’s a gadget that lets you activate your ‘dumb’ home products with your voice

To fill a gap in automation, an entrepreneur has developed Vome, a platform to allow for easy “turn on-turn off” functionality for electrical equipment.
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MIT grads are out to prove the power of your inkjet with 3D-printing technology

Lumii is setting course to replace traditional optics with algorithms, to create high-quality, glasses-free 3D experiences using inkjet printers.
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Advocate seeks better gender equity in the Lego universe with formal proposal

You can sign a proposal to help bring female NASA scientists to the Lego world, as part of an effort to reduce marginalization and improve gender equality.
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Apple to introduce "For You" tab with personal recommendations in Apple Store app

Apple will be updating its Apple Store app with personal recommendations for devices and other products that are available for purchase in the app.
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FDA states it will not regulate fitness trackers and wellness apps

The FDA will not regulate products intended only for general wellness, including tools for weight management, physical fitness, or mental acuity.
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Mozilla is developing a kitchen bot to answer the question, ‘What’s for dinner?’

Mozilla is developing a smart kitchen bot to help consumers figure out what to cook for their meals. The project is still in an early validation stage.
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Cortana is finally coming to Xbox One in its Summer Update

As Microsoft continues its effort to make its ecosystem more consistent, it's finally bringing Cortana, the Windows 10 virtual assistant, to the Xbox One.
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Indie puzzler ‘Metrico+’ set to expand its horizons, launch across platforms

Metrico+, the follow-up to Digital Dreams' indie puzzle-platform game for the PlayStation Vita, will launch on multiple platforms on August 23.

WhatsApp users might leave traces of personal data after clearing chat logs

A digital expert published research findings that show WhatsApp users might not actually be deleting their data when they tap the “clear all chats” button.
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KickassTorrents meets its maker, alleged founder arrested by US government

Torrent site KickassTorrents has been shut down -- maybe for good -- after the U.S. government arrested alleged founder Artem Vaulin in Poland last week.
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ teases early trailer, concept art 10 days into filming

Spider-Man returns to the big screen next summer, and we're starting to see footage and concept art as Marvel hyped it up at Comic-Con this weekend.
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Team Green Monkeys or Orange Iguanas? ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’ live action trailer at SDCC

Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple game show returns as a TV movie this fall, sending fans to a world where Olmec and family actually exist.
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The King is back — ‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer released at SDCC 2016

Kong: Skull Island will act as an origin story for King Kong, as explorers travel to Skull Island for what is supposed to be a "survey job."
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Could Microsoft have just released the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update build to Insiders?

Microsoft is readying the Windows 10 Anniversary Update -- and a new Cumulative Update indicates Build 14393 is going to be it.
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Cosplayer combines love for ‘Game of Thrones’ and hit game at San Diego Comic-Con

Duranleau, re-invigorated with his love for Pokémon, combined his usual Ketchum garb with that of House Targaryen to make him the Pokémaster of dragons.
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Airbnb hires team of former city mayors to serve on advisory board

Following backlash from local governments regarding its operation in many cities, Airbnb is creating a team of ex-mayors to navigate its challenges.

Microsoft launches edX curriculum for IT professionals

The program aims to offer an “employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career,” a Microsoft release said.
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Today is #WorldEmojiDay, because why not?

Countless traditions around the world define what we call “holidays” -- why not add something new that binds us all to our increasingly tech-centric planet?
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People are now buying and selling their Pokémon Go accounts for cash

Competition between Pokémon Go gamers is at a high, so it was only a matter of time before people began selling user credentials to power-hungry hunters.
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Blade Runner 2 will feature a Los Angeles in total ruin

Rumblings of Blade Runner 2 have been circulating for months, and this week we finally saw concept art for the what the future holds for Los Angeles..
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ coming to Starz in September

Starz will make Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens available to stream online and on its mobile app beginning 9 p.m. on Sept. 10.
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Automated car dealership Tred expands to Portland

Tred, which offers a middleman service to people looking to buy and sell vehicles without having to deal with a traditional auto dealership, is expanding.
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Dane Cook tapped to appear in Starz’s ‘American Gods’

Dane Cook is set to play a role in American Gods on Starz in 2017, which is based on the acclaimed 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman.
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D.C. could go to Uber to relieve strain on emergency vehicles

D.C. is handling an increasing number of 911 calls after dispatching more than 160,000 responses in 2015, and could outsource some of its calls to Uber.
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European telecom companies deliver ‘5G Manifesto’ to recommend against net neutrality regulation

A new debate over net neutrality is set to overtake Europe as telecom companies prepare to start rolling out 5G mobile technology by 2020.