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Prepare for tonight’s debate with this perfect John Oliver clip

Prepare for tonight’s debate with this perfect John Oliver clip

By about 2 hours ago.

Tonight, in case you’re not aware, we will finally have the chance to see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fight to the death on stage. Unfortunately, they’ll only be using words, but it still promises to be an incredible spectacle.

To try and understand why this election season has been so dramatic, full-time YouTube comedian and occasional journalist John Oliver dug deeper into the scandal surrounding both Trump and Clinton, and produced the only piece of debate prep you need to watch.

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Daredevil Wingsuit

This crazy helmet-cam video of a wingsuit flier is the coolest thing you’ll see today

By on September 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

This crazy helmet-cam video of a wingsuit flier is the coolest thing you’ll see today

Daredevil Graham Dickinson has a flair for the dramatic. Last we saw, Dicksinson stared death in the face when he jumped offf of a cliff in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and reached speeds of 111 MPH as he barely grazed by trees, rocks and any number of objects that would have undoubtedly killed him upon impact.

Well, Dickinson a few days ago uploaded new helmet-cam footage of that harrowing jump and, as you might expect, it needs to be seen to be believed. The video would feel right at home in a Hollywood action movie, and is all the more impressive because there’s no special effects wizardry or camera tricks in play. On the contrary, it’s just a man equipped with nothing more than a wingsuit, a video camera and pure adrenaline.

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Hotel Technology Next Generation

The high-tech hotel of the future is already here

The high-tech hotel of the future is already here

By on September 23, 2016 at 12:50 PM.

If the Starwood hotel chain has its way, the hotel room of the future will be more of a customizable set of experiences that listens to you and stands ready to cater to your wishes — and that’s less of, well, just a room.

The company’s hotel brand Aloft in recent weeks started trialing voice-activated hotel rooms in its Boston Seaport and Santa Clara properties. The service, currently enabled in 10 rooms at each property, includes guests being greeted by a personalized welcome letter on the in-room TV when they check in.

They quickly learn that a branded iPad is ready to be set up with a “Hey Siri” to learn the sound of their voice so it can go on to control the guest’s room experience. More →

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‘Star Trek’-style surveillance drone for the US military

By on September 15, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

‘Star Trek’-style surveillance drone for the US military

It looks like a Star Trek Bird of Prey, and acts like a drone that terrorists cannot escape: A new military aircraft that’s powered by the sun and can conduct missions without landing for 45 days.

Airbus Defence and Space calls the new drone the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), but it’s been dubbed the Zephyr. What’s a “pseudo satellite”? It has satellite-type capabilities like extreme surveillance— but is on demand with the flexibility and versatility of an unmanned aircraft.

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Scientists name new species of flatworm after President Obama

By on September 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Scientists name new species of flatworm after President Obama

A flatworm that infects freshwater turtles in Malaysia has been given a presidential name: Baracktrema obamai.

The newly-discovered worm, or blood fluke, inhabits the lungs of turtles that live in three Malaysian states, according a study describing the new species that waspublished in the Journal of Parasitology in August. (Flukes are part of the flatworms phylum, in terms of taxonomy.)

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‘Star Wars’-style speeders could carry US troops

By on September 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

‘Star Wars’-style speeders could carry US troops

Remember those speeder bikes in Star Wars that raced through the air? Soldiers and Marines may get to zoom around the battlespace on a type of real-life version in the not-so-distant future.

The new vehicle (which flies using rotors) has been dubbed the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV. Malloy Aeronautics and SURVICE Engineering Company teamed up to further develop Malloy’s Hoverbike for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

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Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery

By on September 7, 2016 at 8:30 PM.

Scientists help solve 37-year-old anthrax mystery

Some 37 years after the deadliest known release of anthrax spores in history in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, American scientists have sequenced the genome of anthrax DNA from the bodies of two people who died in the 1979 accident.

The study by scientists at Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) used deep DNA sequencing methods to recreate the genome of the anthrax spores that infected 77 people living near the Soviet anthrax production facility, 66 of whom died when a tiny amount of anthrax spores — between a few milligrams and a gram, or one-thirtieth of an ounce — escaped from a military facility known as Military Compound 19.

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Former Apple engineer can’t get a job at the Genius Bar

By on September 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Former Apple engineer can’t get a job at the Genius Bar

Questions are being asked of Apple’s hiring practices after a highly respected former engineer at the tech giant was turned down for a job at Apple’s Genius Bar.

In a Sept. 3 Opinion piece in the New York Times, writer Ashton Applewhite tells the story of adventures in aging while seeking employment.

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Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

By on September 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza.

“This is the future — the border is a very dangerous place,” an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels. “Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops lives’ are not at risk.”

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Chris Brown Instagram Videos

Chris Brown is posting videos from his live stand-off with armed police

By on August 30, 2016 at 1:38 PM.

Chris Brown is posting videos from his live stand-off with armed police

Chris Brown is in a standoff with LA police after allegedly pulling a gun on a woman during an argument. The cops have surrounded Brown’s home, the rapper told them they’d need a search warrant to come inside, and then he started posting videos on Instagram about the whole affair.

According to the LA Times, officers responded to a call for help from a woman at about 3AM. She claimed that Brown “pointed a gun at her during a violent rage before she ran outside to call police.” Officers attempted to enter the premises, but Brown told them to go get a search warrant, which they are apparently doing.

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Fake Amazon Sellers

How to not get scammed on Amazon

By on August 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

How to not get scammed on Amazon

Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the US, but it’s also not without problems. One of the ways Amazon became so big was by opening up its distribution network to third-party retailers, who use Amazon’s warehouses and website to sell their own products.

Buying from these retailers means you’re not buying from Amazon proper, and that means you can be burned.

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World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.

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