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St. Louis University in Missouri is equipping all its dorm rooms — more than 2,300 of them — with Amazon Echo Dots that are customized to SLU-specific questions: sports, concerts, speakers on campus, and other collegiate activities.

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When a massive wildfire erupts in the United States today, it can leap over formidable rivers, produce whirling tornados of flame, and cause tens of thousands of people to flee.
These modern infernos — enhanced by a warming climate that makes for profoundly parched land — are burning over twice as much land than they were in the early 1980s, breaking all-time records.
After flames spread over tens or hundreds of thousands of acres, it can take quite a bit of time for the fire to finally go out. How long, exactly?

Report: the SEC is formally investigating Elon Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private.

The tweet may have become a meme, but the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission isn't laughing at Elon Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private.

The electric car company CEO blurted out on Twitter last week that he plans to buy back Tesla from shareholders. He said he had "funding secured." Now the feds are worried about market manipulation and other violations from that seemingly innocuous tweet.

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This machine-learning coach could get you into shape. Tonal is like a personal trainer mounted to the wall of your home. It trains with you, recommends routines based on your preferences, and will spot you like a gym buddy.

Will you be getting your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9?

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Robots ruin the fun of 'Where's Waldo?' with facial recognition.

Where do we draw the line with robots? When they become murderous blind dogs? Autonomous Peeping Toms that watch your children? Or movie stars that make us cry over Transformers trailers?

Maybe the final straw is when they start ruining our childhoods, as the There's Waldo robot seems determined to do.

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Forget the Tesla Model 3, an Apple Car might drive you around in 2023.

Just when you thought Apple's top secret car project was dead, the rumor mill has once again started back up.
This time, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (aka the guy who's often eerily spot-on with his predictions about unreleased Apple products) believes Apple will release its "Apple Car" between 2023 and 2025.

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#DeactiDay: The growing Twitter movement urging users to delete their accounts over Alex Jones.

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Hawaii's newest volcanic cone is over 100 feet tall. How will it be named?

The town of Volcano is swaying, back and forth. “It’s been rocking and rolling,” Bobby Camara, a Volcano resident who spent decades working as a ranger at the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said from his Big Island home.
Though the tremors are mild, they still cause the lamps in Camara’s house to gently swing. “You feel like you’re drunk or on a boat — the quakes are quite subtle," Camara said.

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NASA picked the perfect songs to wake up its Mars rover.

Having trouble getting up in the morning? Crank up a playlist inspired to wake up a robot on Mars.

NASA engineers have picked songs to greet their sleeping Opportunity rover on Mars, which survived a Martian dust storm in June but is yet to switch back on.

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Oppo's F9 phone has the most beautiful notch you've ever seen.

OK, we get it: Not everyone likes, prefers or even tolerates the #smartphone notch.
But most flagship #smartphones these days have it, so any attempt to make it less obtrusive — or even actually pretty — gets a thumbs up from us.
#Oppo's F9 is one such phone. It's got a tiny, waterdrop-shaped notch that houses the selfie camera and the speaker while making the phone stand out at the same time.

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This box turns almost anything into a 3D interactive hologram. Looking Glass is a 3D holographic display. Users can even interact with it, from tickling their creation to smashing it to pieces.

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