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When You'll Get Your Tesla Model 3—And How to Get It Faster

The long-awaited, much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 has officially arrived, and judging by early reviews (including ours) Elon Musk's $35,000 sedan …

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers.<p>The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal <i>Current Biology</i>.<p>While …

Long Live the Macintosh Startup Chime

Take a moment to mark the passing of one of the signature sounds of modern life: the startup chime of a Macintosh computer. As reported by the Web site Pingie.com, the new MacBook Pro doesn’t chime. It is designed to be always on, patiently waiting for its owner, like an eager Jeeves. The iPhone …

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Apple, Samsung, and Good Design—Inside and Out

Apple’s design prowess, long celebrated—even venerated—has taken some nasty hits since the release of the iPhone 7. Technology watchers have been dismissive. “Apple has squandered its once-commanding lead in hardware and software design,” Farhad Manjoo, of the New York <i>Times</i>, wrote. He added, “As …

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U.S. Ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Cellphones on Aircraft Goes Into Effect

Safety officials say device is potential fire hazard, put stiff penalties into place<p>A widespread ban on carrying Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Note 7 cellphones on aircraft went into force on Saturday, after U.S. air-safety officials deemed the device to be a potential fire hazard.<p>U.S. authorities …

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The universe may have 10 times as many galaxies as we thought

The universe — or at least the “observable universe,” the part we're theoretically capable of detecting from Earth — is much more crowded than scientists had thought. Previous estimates, based on the Hubble Deep Field images captured in the mid-1990s, suggested that around 100 billion or 200 …

En garde, Jedi! US to get its first lightsaber academy

Why waste precious time trying to convince Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda you're worthy enough for them to train you in the ways of the Force? You can learn to twirl a lightsaber and duel like you're filled with midi-chlorians on your own, thanks to LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber school for Star Wars …

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Samsung Market Value Plummets $17 Billion on Note 7 Sales Halt

Samsung Electronics Co. halted sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and asked consumers to stop using the ones they’ve already purchased, another …

Samsung Tells Consumers to Stop Using Galaxy Note 7

Company asks all telecom carriers and retailers selling Note 7 globally to stop sales and exchanges<p>Samsung Electronics Co.’s recall of one of its most advanced smartphones descended further into confusion, as the technology giant told consumers to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 and halted its …

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Under no circumstances should you buy a Galaxy Note 7

No one could have known back in August that the release of Samsung’s best ever smartphone would end up being the worst thing that has ever happened …

AirPods Aren’t Headphones, They’re Apple’s First Implants

Once you realize you have them in more than you have them out, you’ll start to be more comfortable with the idea of actual body hacking.<p>Apple’s newest headphones, the AirPods, are not actually headphones: they’re aural implants. Absent any wires, earpods are so unobtrusive that you may never take …

Apple iPhone 7 camera review: better than ever

With the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has further improved the already excellent cameras from its previous generation, and added a …

How Samsung Botched Its Galaxy Note 7 Recall

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces recall of Samsung phone<p>Samsung Electronics Co., faced with exploding batteries in some of its top-selling phones, exacerbated the situation in the way it communicated with regulators and consumers, say former U.S. officials and people familiar with …

Mobile

How Apple Made Its Jet Black iPhone None More Black

Since day one, the iPhone has come in various shades of black. (If you're the kind of person who calls "Space Grey" black.) But now it comes in an …

Packaged Foods’ New Selling Point: Fewer Ingredients

Food companies tout simplicity; consumers seek to recognize what they eat<p>Scientists at Hershey Co. spent a year and a half working to cut the number of ingredients from its classic chocolate syrup. The company’s marketers wanted the product’s label to be short and sweet. By this spring, it …

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Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

<i>ESPN's Buster Olney is on vacation this week, but he's still compiling roundups. View Wednesday's roundup here</i>.<p>Baseball is the greatest game in the …

The mystery noise driving the world mad

Since the 1970s, many people in cities across the globe have started hearing a strange hum. Watch the video above to join Linda Geddes in her hunt for an explanation.<p>“It‘s 11 o’clock in the morning, and I’m suddenly aware of this buzzing, pulsating noise, a bit like a distant drill or angle …

Walmart is buying Jet.com for $3 billion

Jet.com CEO Marc Lore will also run Walmart.com<p>Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced it will acquire two-year-old online retailer Jet.com for $3.3 billion in cash and stock in the largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company.<p>Jet co-founder and CEO Marc Lore will continue to run Jet …

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Yankees Unload Beltran, Nova as Firesale Nets Bumper Crop

Yankees erase any doubt that they’re folding up shop on the 2016 season and building a new core of talent<p>Since the introduction of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft in 1965, the Yankees have selected within the first five overall picks exactly three times. Now they have acquired two such …

People Are Outraged That Matt Damon Is Starring In A Movie About The Great Wall Of China

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'Star Trek Beyond' Takes an Ethical Leap Forward

The film is a paean to the value of diversity, and perhaps heralds the end of “speciesism” on the big screen.<p>If you’re looking for a diversion after two weeks of heavy convention viewing, I’d recommend a trip to the multiplex to see “Star Trek Beyond.” The reason isn’t just that the movie is by far …

‘Pokémon Go’ Players Cash In

Experienced gamers sell their higher-level accounts to others seeking a shortcut<p>Exploding interest in “Pokémon Go” is tempting experienced players to cash in by selling their high-powered game accounts.<p>As with many videogames, “Pokémon Go” players start with limited power, building up over time as …

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Is Pokémon Go’s Success Sustainable?

<i>Welcome to the Week in Business, a look at some of the biggest stories in business and economics.</i><p>Less than two weeks after its release, Pokémon Go has become one of the most successful mobile games of all time. The augmented-reality game, which requires players to walk the streets hunting down …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Fails Consumer Reports Water-Resistance Test

Commercials for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge showed hip-hop’s Lil Wayne pouring Champagne over the phone and dunking it in a fish tank. The Active …

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The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ sight

In 2005, astronaut John Phillips took a break from his work on the International Space Station and looked out the window at Earth. He was about halfway through a mission that had begun in April and would end in October.<p>When he gazed down at the planet, Earth was blurry. He couldn’t focus on it …

Space Exploration

An Interactive Guide To The Juno Spacecraft

Meet the 12-foot-tall behemoth that's about to arrive at Jupiter<p>The Juno spacecraft will arrive in Jupiter's orbit on July 4th to give us our closest-ever views of the most extreme planet in the solar system. Juno will peer below the clouds to try to find out what Jupiter's made of, what kind of …

‘Game Of Thrones’ David Benioff & D.B. Weiss On Shocking Season 6 Finale

<b>SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of last night’s Game Of Thrones Season 6 finale.</b><p>David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s George RR …

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