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Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the ...

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Tiny, adorable baby animal rescued from imminent doom by hero Arizonans

Otter-ly pleased to meet you. Image: Arizona Game and Fish Department By Maria Gallucci2017-05-07 12:59:28 UTC A starving, struggling otter in Arizona was nursed back to health after utility workers plucked it from a canal on the outskirts of Phoenix.  ...

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Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store

At the end of March, Amazon announced it was planning to shut down Diapers.com and all the other e-commerce sites operated by Quidsi – the company Amazon acquired for $ 545 million back in 2010. However, it didn’t offer any details ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump tries to save America from aliens in ‘SNL’ cold open

By L.A. Ross2017-03-12 05:47:26 UTC Alec Baldwin pretty much told us to expect a President Trump impression on Saturday Night Live tonight. But that didn’t make his appearance any less…out of this world. Baldwin starred tonight as a post-apocalyptic commander-in-chief, ...

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MashTalk: Are BlackBerry and Nokia really back from the dead?

Image: mashable composite By Raymond Wong2017-03-04 03:14:41 UTC Welcome back to another week of MashTalk. On this week’s podcast, the Mashable tech team recaps the best gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2017, discuss Snap Inc’s IPO, and debate whether Apple ...

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Origami-inspired radiator from NASA could change shape to warm or cool tiny satellites

The devices we’re sending into space are getting smaller and lighter, which means there’s less room for bulky and static components. Flexibility and compactness are coming into vogue, and this prototype satellite radiator is inspired by that most compact and ...

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Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers

Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and AP will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming “the arbiter of truth.” It will make fake news posts less visible, append ...

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Real-time motion capture system from Disney Research uses as few sensors as possible

Serious motion capture setups often involve dozens of optical markers, inertial sensors or both, making them a pain to set up and tear down, and producing a ton of data. This Disney Research project produces high-quality results from just a ...

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Osmo raises $24 million from Sesame, Mattel and other big names in toys and education

Hardware kits, internet-connected toys and robots that teach kids to code are now commonplace. But Osmo, an early entrant in IoT toys, is pulling ahead of the pack with funding and partnerships with top names in the field. Specifically, Osmo ...

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The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops — ones not running any commercial software whatsoever — have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to ...

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