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iOS 11 public beta 5 — should you run it?

Every time Apple releases a new public beta of iOS 11 I get inundated by people wanting to know if it’s safe for them to try it on their iPhones and iPads. Well, there’s only one way to find out — and that’s to install it on my equipment. Read ...

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A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the bottom to hold what looks like a stripped down machine gun, sniper rifle, or grenade launcher ...

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Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

Ever gotten tricked into clicking a fake play button on Facebook that opens a link instead of starting a video? I did, repeatedly, and wrote a story in 2014 titled “Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons”. Now Facebook is doing just that. Today it started downranking the ...

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Original Tech helps banks offer better loan applications

Every year Americans apply for more than 250 million new financial products each year, but the majority of those applications are completed on paper or over the phone. A startup called Original Tech wants to change that, by providing white-label software to improve loan applications completed online. While many of the big ...

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Gears Up for Competition Debut

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will make its racing debut this weekend at “Vegas to Reno,” which is billed as the longest off-road race in the U.S. The formidable truck will compete in a class of stock production midsize pickups and SUVs. It retains the ZR2’s original 3.6-liter V-6 engine and ...

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Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app

Microsoft is starting to roll out a preview of a redesigned version of its Skype application for Windows and Mac desktop users. Credit: Microsoft The Skype Desktop preview released today is not the same as the Universal Windows Platform version fo Skype for Windows 10. Instead, this is the updated ...

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