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Netflix revamps its TV interface, and it looks a lot better

Netflix is going back to its roots with a revamped TV interface. Yesterday, the streaming giant announced a brand-new look for those who use the service on a TV. It's officially launching today, but it will take Netflix some time to push the new user interface out to all compatible smart TVs, stream...

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Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro has some serious CPU throttling issues

On paper, Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro appears to be a monster of a laptop, configurable with a powerful Intel eighth-generation Core i9 six-core processor. But it turns out shelling out an extra $400 to upgrade to the beefier CPU isn't worth it. Benchmarks shared by customers who've purchased th...

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Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, and more celebs launch voter registration campaign

Midterm elections are coming and Michelle Obama wants everybody to cast a ballot. The former FLOTUS is assembling an all-star team of celebrities — including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, and more — to help register voters across the country. Together, the group ha...

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Volkswagen will build two of its all-electric vehicles in the United States

Volkswagen wants to electrify the United States. The German automaker confirmed to European car website Autocar that it will make American versions of the ID Buzz (the machine is an electric version of its iconic camper, which looks akin to the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine) and Crozz EV (which is just...

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Adorable toddler and pup play a game of fetch despite the backyard fence dividing them

Dogs and babies like peanut butter and chocolate: always a winning combination. It's a point proven to be true yet again by this adorable video shared to Twitter, Tuesday. In this video from photojournalist Chad Nelson captured by a friend, his young son plays fetch with a high-energy pup, despite t...

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Cloudflare launches free protection for election websites

Cloudflare has launched a new initiative, called the Athenian Project, to protect electoral websites from online attacks. The service is available free of charge to state and local governments, and offers Cloudflare’s enterprise-level security and reliability services. Cloudflare’s sevic...

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The Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018

Thousands of entries in the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest have been winnowed down to the top 25. The pictures are stunning, and they'll make you wonder how on earth did they shoot that? For some, it was quite an effort, like the picture shown here of the Orion Nebula,...

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Xiaomi’s massive new Mi Max 3 packs a 5,500 mAh battery and an insane 6.9″ screen

Chinese phone brand Xiaomi has launched the follow up to last year’s Mi Max 2 (which we reviewed here). The Mi Max 3 improves in almost almost all areas of its bargain-basement phablet predecessor, particularly in the screen, camera, and battery departments. The latest Xiaomi handset packs an...

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The Surprising History of Las Vegas and the Rat Pack

(YouTube link)What can we learn about Las Vegas that we already didn't know? How about the proper way to pronounce Nevada? You might be surprised. In this episode of the Mental Floss show Scatterbrained, we'll also learn the history of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, Vegas misconceptions,...

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This Guy Paid a Restaurant in Quarters and Got Upset When They Called Him out for It

We've all encountered things that are technically correct but still very annoying. Like when someone points out that there's a difference between a blanket and a duvet. Or that in France, perfume is a fragrance for both men and women, as is cologne — it just depends on the time of day you're w...


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