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Coal company executive and lawyer convicted of bribing Alabama lawmaker [Updated]

Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Monday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the conviction of a coal company executive and a lawyer on charges related to bribing an Alabama state lawmaker. The two men—David Roberson, vice president of Gover...

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Uber’s self-driving cars are returning to public streets—in manual mode

Enlarge / Uber's current self-driving cars are based on the Volvo XC90. (credit: Uber) Four months after a fatal crash forced Uber to halt testing of its self-driving cars nationwide, the company announced Tuesday that it is resuming testing on Pittsburgh streets. But the announcement comes with...

Computing

Intel’s Core i9-9900K flagship rumored to hit 5GHz boost out of the box

We’ve had some fresh leakage concerning Intel’s incoming 9th-generation processors (Coffee Lake Refresh), including the flagship Core i9-9900K, which will apparently be capable of boosting to 5GHz.So first off, let’s state upfront that these CPU specs are only rumored details, so r...

Hardware

RHA MA390 Wireless

Truly wireless earbuds are undoubtedly the future of portable audio but they still present compromises in battery life and wireless reliability. Plus, they’re easy to lose if you’re not careful. Neckbuds, or earbuds that are worn around the neck, are a great alternative to true wire...

Hardware

iLife A7 robot vacuum

There are a few things as mundane as household chores, but thankfully technology can occasionally swoop in to help us out. Vacuuming may seem like one of those mundane tasks, but we can now just plop a little robot onto the floor, press a button, and walk away while it goes on its merry way.While we...

Hardware

Dyson Cyclone V10

Dyson has been churning out some interesting pieces of kit for a long time now. Whether it’s a simple fan, air purifier, or even a hair dryer, each product combines design, portability, and performance into one robust package.The trend continues with its latest cordless vacuum cleaner, the Dys...

Computing

Go back to school with an Apple student discount and a free pair of Beats headphones

In addition to its year-round student discounts, Apple recently unveiled its back-to-school promotion for the coming school year. As in previous years, it's offering up a pair of Beats headphones for students who purchase a MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, or iPad Pro. But while in the past, customers were a...

Computing

Logitech's new G Hub software goes into early access starting today

Logitech announced its new G Hub software was going to go into early access back at E3 2018, and now it’s finally available for everyone to download.Logitech G Hub is the company’s new essential piece of software for all its gaming keyboards, mice and other peripherals. It replaces Logit...

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League raises $62M Series B to fix corporate health care benefits

League founder and CEO Michael Serbinis League, an online platform that wants to reduce the strain of managing health benefits for companies and employees alike, announced today that it has raised a $62 million Series B. The round was led by TELUS Ventures, with participation from Wittington Venture...

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Coding gets a real-life magic wand with Kano’s Harry Potter kit

Kano has been an undeniable success story. The company, which began life as a Kickstarter project, had shipped north of 200,000 of its Raspberry Pi coding kits by the end of last year. 2017 also saw the company raise a $28 million round and get backing from Sesame Street’s Sesame Ventures...


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