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New Apple MacBook Air (2018): Price, Specs, Release Date

[ad_1] It's the MacBook update everyone has been waiting for, and is coming more than seven years after the laptop was first introduced.Apple today announced a new MacBook Air, one with a Retina display, small bezels and an even thinner and more lightweight body than the first MacBook Air, which had set new industry standards when it was first released. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the new laptop at an
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New Mac Mini 2018: Specs, Features, Price

[ad_1] On October 16 of 2014, Apple announced a modest upgrade to the Mac Mini, the puckish computer that plays caboose in Cupertino's desktop train. And then... nothing. For four years, despite remaining for sale, the Mac Mini languished without any updates at all.But now, it's back with a vengeance."There’s another small but mighty Mac our users have been waiting for,” Apple CEO Tim Cook at an Apple hardware event
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This Tiny Drone Uses Friction to Pull More Than Its Own Weight

[ad_1] Last week, Stanford researchers revealed that that they had built tiny drones that can open doors. I'm not sure I'm happy about this: How will we keep the robots out of our houses if they can just open the doors?But this is also pretty cool. These tiny drones (or micro air vehicles) are able to pull super heavy loads as compared to their own weight—up to a factor of
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(Pseudo) Scientific Strategies for Trick-or-Treating Like a Beast

[ad_1] If you are somewhere between the age when you get teeth and the age when you lose them, you are probably interested in candy. Since Halloween is the best night of the year to indulge your sweet tooth, it should be right up your spooky, deserted alley.You should know, though, that spooky, deserted alleys are actually very bad for Halloween celebrants interested in maximizing their hauls. And while you
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Warning over DJI drones falling out of the sky

[ad_1] Image copyright DJI Image caption The CAA has advised pilots to take extra care when flying the Matrice 200 A warning has been published over drones which, in a few cases, have unexpectedly suffered "a complete loss of power during flight".The problem "resulted in the aircraft falling directly to the ground", according to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority.This occurs even though the battery appears to have charge remaining on
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Does Climate Change Mean You Should Fly Less? Yeah, Maybe

[ad_1] This story originally appeared on Slate and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Two weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report that made crystal clear that we have about a decade to stop catastrophic levels of climate change. The report caught fire for another extremely near deadline: It suggests that if we don’t manage to dramatically shift carbon emissions, we’ll start feeling the brunt
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Porn-loving US official spreads malware to government network

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware was found on many of the 9,000 websites visited by the employee The porn habit of an employee at the US Geological Survey (USGS) led to a government network becoming infected with malware, an official report has revealed.The employee, who has not been named, had "an extensive history of visiting adult pornography websites".Investigators found malware on many of the 9,000 sites he
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How Boston Dynamics’ Robot Videos Became Internet Gold

[ad_1] Boston Dynamics’ videos aren’t just famous, at this point they are almost a staple of the internet—typical stuff like robots doing backflips and opening doors for their friends. But the machines only became a YouTube phenomenon because someone grabbed the first video from Boston Dynamics’ website and uploaded it themselves.“We just had it on our website and someone stole it and posted it,” Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics,
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Apple iPad Pro Announcement 2018 Liveblog

[ad_1] On Tuesday, October 30, Apple is expected to debut some new hardware. At the top of the list of anticipated announcements is a refresh of the iPad Pro. The powerful tablet, which comes in two sizes and is optimized for creative professionals, is likely to get an update that shrinks the bezels, adds USB-C charging, and introduces a new size Pro with an 11-inch display. Also expected: a new
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IBM’s Call to Code Prize Goes to a Team With ‘Clusterducks’

[ad_1] You know when you try to go online at a Starbucks or on an airplane, first you get a little popup that asks you to accept some terms before you can get to the internet? That popup window exists in a sort of netherworld between actual internet connection and being offline–you pick it up via Wi-Fi, but until you click a box, you’re not actually online. A team of