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Engadget Daily: the deal with DARPA, get paid to watch Netflix, and more!

Today, we dive into the world of DARPA, interview two people who cut ties with technology, take a look at the Mercedes Future Truck 2025 and imagine getting paid to watch Netflix. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.<p>What you need to know about DARPA, the Pentagon's mad …

Samsung's Q2 operating profit hits 2-year low

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said its second-quarter operating income has declined to a two-year low hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.<p>The South Korean company said Tuesday in its earnings preview its operating income was 7.2 trillion won …

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Manny Machado's Return to Stardom Is Very Bad News for AL East

The AL East's status right now should be something along the lines of "none too thrilled," for it looks like the first-place Baltimore Orioles have made a major acquisition.<p>And they did it without even picking up the phone. All they had to do was get the good Manny Machado back.<p>Chris Davis and J.J. …

Photo by @TomasVH. Salt covered driftwood and #tufa towers are seen along the shore of Mono Lake in California. The lake level dropped dramatically and salinity doubled when fresh water tributary streams were diverted to serve the city of Los Angeles in the 1940's. #nonfiction #landscape #water #latergram #leicam9 #conservation #monolake

4 hurt, others stranded after ride hits tree at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Four people were injured and 18 others were stranded at least 20 feet in the air for over three hours after a roller coaster at a southern California amusement park struck a tree branch Monday evening.<p>The Ninja roller coaster at the Six Flags Magic Mountain park was abruptly halted when the …

Paul, Booker team up for justice

Meet the Senate’s newest odd couple: Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul.<p>The duo of high-profile, first-term senators — one a New Jersey Democrat who came to Capitol Hill on Twitter-fueled national fame, the other a Kentucky Republican mulling a presidential bid in 2016 — will roll out legislation that …