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Guy who posts billboards gets pranked with a billboard of his own face

This guy really had to *face* himself at work.  Let’s say you post billboards for a living, and your friends regularly prank you by getting you to put up a massive billboard of yourself. This is a true story: Redditor u/Jaydeem89 posted his friend’s reaction to r/funny and r/discgolf. Apparently the friend’s boss is an avid disc golfer and was in on the joke.  The billboard features a less-than-flattering selfie of the friend — who was apparently trying to check his eye color — with the question, […]

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Postmates reveals its cute, automated delivery robot

Meet Serve. Serve is Postmates’ new automated delivery robot, developed to help make the company’s on-demand deliveries more efficient. It’ll ride along sidewalks and can carry up to 50 lbs, traveling 25 miles on a single charge. There’s dynamic lighting in the eyes and a light ring up top to indicate movement, while customers can interact with Serve using a touchscreen and cameras mounted on top of the robot.  Serve will launch first in the Los Angeles area, and will gradually rollout to the other U.S. cities […]

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‘123456,’ ‘donald,’ and other terrible passwords people used this year

For what seems like the umpteenth time, “123456” and “password” are the most commonly used passwords this year.  Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively, according to SplashData, who evaluates millions of leaked passwords each year for its worst 100 passwords list. Somewhat unsurprisingly, “donald” was a new entrant to the list this year, sitting at number 23 on the rankings. We sincerely hope someone in the White House isn’t using this password. Other illustrious newbies include “111111,” which was in sixth place […]

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Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What happens if it drops them? For years tech companies such as Amazon, Alphabet and Uber have promised us delivery drones bringing goods to our doorsteps in a matter of minutes. So why are they taking so long to arrive? One word: regulation. If our skies are to become as crowded as our streets, airspace rules need updating to prevent accidents, terrorist attacks, and related problems, such as noise pollution. But that’s easier said than done. Here’s a rundown of the […]

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Fine, we want the Windows Ugly Sweater

I hate that I love it. In a pun-filled tweet, the Windows Twitter account announced that it’s giving away a select amount of “ugly sweaters” adorned with the blocky Windows 95 logo.  It’s chunky. It’s knit. It’s filled with primary colors. It’s positively hideous! Despite all this, I still want the Windows sweater.  “Soft wear.” Get it? Miss you, CD-ROMs. OK, Windows. I see you. I know what you’re doing. You, with your retro revival, and your manufactured “irreverence,” and your “social media buzz.” I GET IT. […]

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Apple is shutting down Apple Music’s rarely-used Connect feature

Apple is giving up on its second attempt to create something of a social network within its music app. The company has informed artists that effective today, they can no longer post content to the Connect section of Apple Music. This page on Apple.com confirms the change, saying that “Connect posts from artists are no longer supported.” Credit to 9to5Mac for reporting the development. When it introduced Apple Music at WWDC 2015, Apple pitched Connect as a unique avenue for linking musicians and their fans and a […]

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Virgin Galactic’s most recent test flight looks pretty dang impressive in a new video

For the first time in the company’s history, Virgin Galactic made it more than 50 miles up above Earth.  According to the spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson, this marks the first time their spaceplane — called SpaceShipTwo — has made it to suborbital space. And they have the video to prove it. “Today, we have shown that Virgin Galactic really can open space to change the world for good,” Branson said in a statement.  The next step for Virgin Galactic now hinges on when the company […]

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After a decade, MapleStory players finally get to fight their biggest villain

For 15 years, the massively multiplayer game MapleStory has foretold of a great evil at the heart of its story. Everything was great until the Black Mage arrived in town, tainting everything with his dark magic. During that time, players have never actually been able to fight the guy. For years, MapleStory fans have leveled up their characters through long, complex quest lines, coming to the rescue of non-playable characters, fetching them important quest items, all without ever actually coming into direct contact with the Black Mage. […]

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Microsoft’s ’12 Days of Faves’ deals knock the Surface Laptop 2 price down to a fantastic $799

’Tis the season for major retailers to begin offering holiday discounts, and Microsoft has a few definitely worth checking out. The best in its 2018 “12 Days of Faves” knocks the price of the excellent Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 as low as $799, well below the $999 minimum price floor Microsoft established at launch. Microsoft’s “12 Days of Faves” replaces its “12 Days of Deals” from 2017, where Microsoft ran a number of different deals over 12 days, with a different emphasis on each one. This year, […]

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Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Reaches Space, a Milestone in Space Tourism

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft flew more than 50 miles above the Mojave Desert in California on Thursday morning, climbing into the edge of space for about a minute, a crucial milestone in the race to make big-business space tourism a reality. The craft, SpaceShipTwo, soared at speeds topping out at 2.9 times the speed of sound — around 2,200 miles per hour — through nearly three layers of Earth’s atmosphere to reach space, the company said. SpaceShipTwo topped out at an altitude of 51.4 miles, just surpassing […]

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