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Happy Death Day 2U review: Horror-comedy keeps dying to reinvent itself – CNET

Jessica Rothe’s Tree returns to Happy Death Day 2U, and she’s still dying all over this film. Universal Pictures With the new horror-comedy Happy Death Day 2U, it’s time to die again, and again, and again, just like in the 2017 movie Happy Death Day it follows. But this time, things are a bit different. Following …

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SpaceX’s Air Force certification faces scrutiny from Pentagon auditor

The inspector general for the Pentagon announced yesterday that it will be reviewing how exactly SpaceX’s rockets became certified to launch payloads for the US Air Force back in 2015, Bloomberg first reported. In a letter to Heather Wilson, the secretary of the Air Force, the inspector general, Michael Roark, wants to know if the …

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter: Toilets, DNA kits and sexist data – CNET

Bill and Melinda Gates. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP/Getty Images The major events of 2018 were, in the words of Bill and Melinda Gates, unexpected. Citing the broad spectrum of events, from devastating natural disasters on one end to a record number of women campaigning for elected office on the other, the philanthropists said that last …

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Huawei doesn’t need nationalism to beat Apple in China

Huawei’s reputation in the US took a serious battering in 2018, a year bookended by major carriers shelving high-profile phone launches and the arrest of the company’s chief financial officer on fraud charges. Last week, however, a report and survey from the Financial Times suggested that the external controversies could actually be helping Huawei in …

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Microsoft appears to tease HoloLens 2 in trippy video ahead of MWC – CNET

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 was already expected to launch at Mobile World Congress.   Richard Peterson/CNET It looks like there’s a trailer out for Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 and its full of flying chips and melting ice. Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, creator of the original HoloLens and head of Microsoft’s mixed-reality efforts, on Monday tweeted a video that …

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The Pixel 4 might have improved dual-SIM capabilities – CNET

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Angela Lang/CNET The next Google Pixel phone, which is expected to be called the Pixel 4, may have improved dual-SIM capabilities that would allow a user to switch between two functioning phone lines, according to XDA Developers. The previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 (and their larger counterparts the …

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Trump creates American AI Initiative to boost research, train displaced workers – CNET

President Donald Trump is pushing AI with an executive order Monday. Chris Kleponis / Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday directed federal agencies to improve the nation’s artificial intelligence abilities — and help people whose jobs are displaced by the automation it enables. “Maintaining American leadership in AI requires a concerted effort to promote advancements in …

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Ser Pounce, Game of Thrones’ beloved fan-favorite cat, was killed off-screen

Game of Thrones’ eighth season hasn’t started yet, but showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that at least one fan-favorite character won’t make it out of the final season alive: Ser Pounce, Tommen Baratheon’s pet cat, who was introduced back in season 4. Spoilers for previous Game …

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Humans playing VR game Beat Saber move faster than what Steam thought was ‘humanly possible’

Some people move so fast when they play the VR game Beat Saber, a rhythm game that’s basically Dance Dance Revolution with lightsabers, that Valve developers have had to issue a fix. People were moving so fast that Steam VR couldn’t track their movements, as spotted by Kotaku. After collecting the data on Beat Saber …

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Earth is dying and this couple is crowdfunding a sex button

Millennials have killed many things: cable television, golf, McDonald’s, and now, apparently healthy sexual relationships. A new gadget currently being Kickstarted called “LoveSync” is the Amazon Dash button for horny men and women who don’t feel comfortable telling their partner they’d like to have sex. Instead of leaning over and vocally asking your girlfriend or …

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