Watch SpaceX Probably Crash a Rocket Live Right Here

Following its recent successful landing
on a drone ship, SpaceX is setting itself up for failure again, by attempting
a “hot and fast” landing later tonight.

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A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe.

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Maryland Police Used an Indiscriminate Cellphone Spy Tool to Find a $50 Chicken Wings Thief

Stingray
is a controversial cellphone tracking tool that sucks up information from all nearby cellphone users. It’s often sold as a vital tool for finding serious criminals and terrorists, an argument that is weakened somewhat when it emerges Baltimore police used it to try and find the perp in a $50 chicken robbery.

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The Creators of Siri Are Releasing a New AI Next Week 

Although you might associate Siri with Apple, that particular pocket assistant wasn’t born in Cupertino. In fact, Siri was an independent app before its acquisition by Apple in 2010, and now its founders are back with a new and improved version, “Viv.”

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The World’s Largest Coal Supplier Is Building a Giant Solar Plant

I suspect the Germans have an overwrought seven-syllable word for extreme irony, but even they’d have a hard time describing this. The Shenhua Group, the largest coal producer in China, the nation producing the most coal, is building a giant solar plant.

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David Bowie’s Blackstar LP Does Amazing Things When It Sees the Sun

David Bowie’s hauntingly beautiful
Blackstar
was the artist’s final gift to us all, shortly before he died last year. But as it turns out, there was one final surprise hidden in the gatefold cover of his last LP.

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This Bike Lock Does Double Service As a Tail Light

Cyclists love to bitch about the unnecessary weight involved with carrying a quality u-lock, but those same riders also really hate having their bikes stolen. So if you could incorporate a red light into a bike lock, saving a little weight and adding functionality, that really wouldn’t be a bad thing.

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