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This is Uber’s plan to deliver on flying ‘cars’

elf-driving and electric flying cars are coming. What this means for our cities in the future is unclear, so I chatted with Uber Head of Policy of Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Aviation Justin Erlich ..

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The LifeClock One will help you escape from mundanity

Whether you’re trapped on a futuristic island prison full of blood-thirsty gang members or simply stuck in a two-hour meeting, the LifeClock One might be the watch for you. Inspired by the movie Escap..

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Lyft partners with Black Girls Code to help develop a more diverse tech industry

Lyft has teamed up with Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting more black girls involved in computer programming and technology, to make the non-profit organization one of it..

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Think3 is a new $1B fund that wants to buy up SaaS startups so founders can go out to build again

We all know about the unicorns of the startup world — fast-growing companies that appear to be on the road (or have already arrived at) valuations of $1 billion or more — and we hear a lot about the u..

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Whip the llama’s ass with this Javascript WinAmp emulator

If you were an early Internet kid you’ll recall a little app called WinAmp that was, in short, the best MP3 player ever made ever. The little program looked like skeuomorphic stereo receiver with a fu..

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Here’s what it was like to be there when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy

SpaceX made history earlier this week with its Falcon Heavy launch: The Falcon Heavy is now the largest active rocket in terms of cargo capacity, and is able to propel over 140,000 lbs of cargo to low..

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Uber’s new CEO could probably win at 10 dimensional chess

The courtroom has been cleared and the initial takes are in on the Uber vs. Waymo trial. Uber will give Alphabet some $244 million worth of stock and agree to ensure that no Waymo intellectual propert..

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Snapchat almost acqui-hired anonymous app Secret

Evan Spiegel secretly tried to hire away the team at Secret, but the price was too high. That’s according to three sources familiar with the deal who spoke to TechCrunch. The information expands and c..

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Facebook picks up half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen

Facebook isn’t one to be outdone by Apple’s recent big content spending: It’s purchasing a 10-episode, straight-to-series half-hour drama-comedy series produced and starring Elizabeth Olsen. The produ..

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Hulu’s ‘Hard Sun’ trailer definitely makes me want to watch the new series

Hulu Original Hard Sun is streaming starting on March 7, and the show looks great based on this trailer. It’s a combination speculative fiction/detective show, based on a rare PRE-apoclaptic premise: ..