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14 SCIENCE AND TECH BREAKTHROUGHS WE’RE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR

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By Sarah Fecht 1 of 14 George Lu/Flickr Pandas are no longer endangered In September, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature moved panda bears from their “endangered” list to merely “vulnerable.” And pandas aren’t the only ones. The fuzzy creatures that inspired teddy bears got de-red-listed, and monarch …

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SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING

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Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video …

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Best Android phones of 2016

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With Android thoroughly dominating the mobile industry, picking the best Android smartphones is almost synonymous with choosing the best smartphones, period. But while Android phones have few real opponents on other platforms, internal competition is incredibly fierce. From sleek devices that impress with premium design, to powerhouses brimming with features, to …

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What will 2017 flagship smartphones look like?

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What a year it’s been in the world of technology! 2016 has been filled with not so much revolutionary Android devices but evolutionary ones. Samsung refined the new design language it introduced last year, LG gambled with modularity (and failed), Lenovo made a strong comeback, and Google finally joined in on the …

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Samsung Galaxy S8: all the rumors in one place

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Six weeks have gone by since the last time I took on the task of rounding up and making sense of the large number of Galaxy S8 rumors. To say things have changed since then would be an understatement. The volume of new leaks in recent weeks has been staggering. …

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WhatsApp may soon let you edit and delete sent messages

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WhatsApp may be working on a new function that would allow users to edit and delete sent messages. The news arrives via the WABetaInfo Twitter channel, a source of early WhatsApp news and speculation, which claims to have discovered the feature in the WhatsApp 2.17.1.869 beta build for iOS. This …

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Split decision: ‘Spotlight’ wins picture; DiCaprio gets gold

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“Spotlight,” the quiet procedural drama about the Boston Globe's exposé of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won best picture Sunday night at the 88th Academy Awards, which was otherwise dominated by louder epics “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” -- the latter yielding a much-anticipated best-actor win for Leonardo DiCaprio -- and by running commentary on the lack of racial diversity among nominees and the movie business at large.

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