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17 insider facts about shopping at Costco only employees know

Costco deals are easy to come by.<p>The retail chain is famous for having just about everything. And certainly, some of its offerings stretch beyond what you'd expect from a big-box store — Costco sells cars, vacations, food kits for the apocalypse, cheap eats in the food court, and even caskets.<p>Given …

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is building an 'internet city' in Toronto

The next step for Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is making a 2,000 acre smart neighborhood in Toronto. Google Canada will relocate its headquarters to the newly created Quayside neighborhood along the Eastern Waterfront to serve as an anchor for the area, and will invest some $50 million in the first …

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John McCain's maverick moment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Shortly before Sen. John McCain entered the Senate chamber in the wee hours of Friday morning, reporters wanted to know how he'd vote.<p>He instructed them to "watch the show."<p>McCain killed his party's narrowly-crafted Obamacare repeal bill Friday not because he was opposed to …

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Senate Republicans Clear Key Health-Care Hurdle

The GOP voted to begin debate on repealing Obamacare, as several holdouts fell in line. What—if anything—the party can pass remains uncertain.<p><i>Updated on July 25 at 10:08 p.m. Eastern</i><p>Senate Republicans have voted to begin debate on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, clearing a key …

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The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

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Trump Defends His Immigration Ban Amid Uncertainty, Public Outcry

President Donald Trump defended his controversial executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority nations and indefinitely banning Syrian refugees as "not about religion" amid a second day of protests and uncertainty around the ban.<p>"This is not about religion," Trump said in the …

What Tesla's Fatal Crash Means for the Path to Driverless Cars

News emerged this week that U.S. regulators were investigating the death of a driver using the Autopilot feature of a Tesla Model S. This was the …

Hackers lost millions in bank heist because of sloppy spelling

Remember when your teachers told you spelling was important? Well, they weren’t wrong. Even if you’re going after a life of crime, as one group of hackers recently learned.<p>The not-so-sharp cyber criminals hacked into the servers of Bangladesh Bank and managed to get $81 million by bombarding the …

Mattel's ThingMaker brings 3D printing to iconic '60s toy

NEW YORK — Mattel's ThingMaker was the original at-home maker device of the 1960s, but now the company is giving it a modern reboot, allowing kids to …

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This week in patents: Facebook, Apple, Boeing and more

Boeing patented as awesome technique to 3D print objects while levitating in space.<p>Current 3D printing techniques employs a “bottoms-up” building method in which the part is built layer by layer on a supporting platform that moves down as individual layers are formed. A single print head is moved …

These 17 Newborns Wearing Knitted Christmas Outfits Will Fill Your Heart With Cheer

Well hello, little bundles of Christmas joy!<p>Christmas is a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on what's really important — and a new addition to the family is always something to celebrate.<p>That's why, when we saw that Inspired By Colour, an Instagram account that rounds up colorful photos, …

All of Google’s—er, Alphabet’s—companies and products from A to Z

Google has announced that it will be folding itself into a larger company, called Alphabet. The new “slimmed down” Google, as current CEO Larry Page put it, will now be run by Sundar Pichai, hitherto the company’s product chief. Pichai will manage Google’s core businesses—like search and …

Watch this cryptic but amazing new video for Magic Leap’s VR technology

The virtual and augmented reality markets are starting to heat up. Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung, and HTC are all in various stages of putting together consumer products that could change the way we interact with computers. Another company, however, named Magic Leap, might end up besting them all. …

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs $5

The tiny Raspberry Pi computer has just been released in a new version that’s even smaller than previous credit card-sized editions. But the new Pi Zero has another trick that’s even more important than its tiny size: It’s on sale for just $5.<p>Raspberry Pis were already popular with educators and …

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Your next wearable device could be a temporary tattoo

The next generation of wearable technology will stick to your skin and you won’t have to remember to put it on every morning.<p>Chaotic Moon, an Austin-based tech design firm, is experimenting with conductive paint and electronic components, including LED lights, to build skin-mounted gadgets that …

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18 things that have no business being connected to the internet

In the near future, if analysts and media reports are to be believed, every object in our lives will be connected to the internet in some capacity. We’ll be in constant contact with our homes, clothing, cars, and offices, receiving information and giving out commands on the fly. Our ovens will …

Genius Netflix socks automatically pause your videos when you fall asleep

Nope, Netflix isn't punking everyone. Netflix socks are real... and actually kind of ingenious.<p>Instead of throwing bags of money at a corny TV …

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