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The best, the worst, and the rest of E3 2016

The weeklong sensory overload / carnival of wonders lovingly known as E3 is over, even if we’re all still hearing that slight thump-thump-thump of an overpowered booth subwoofer. So while we all pack up and fly off to our calmer and quieter homes, it’s time to reflect on the dozens …

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Why Bolivia turned away Bill Gates' chicken donation

Bolivia’s outrage yesterday at being a beneficiary of Bill Gates’s “Coop Dreams” — a project with Heifer International to donate 100,000 chickens to poor countries — shocked many. But upon closer examination of Bolivia’s political climate, none of us, Gates included, should be surprised. Under its current president Evo Morales, Bolivia …

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Buy your dad a battery extender, I guess

Sorry, I didn’t put a lot of thought into this. But nobody likes running out of phone battery, right? Even dads, I bet. So maybe get him a power bank. Wish I could be more helpful, but dads are a real enigma to me. I mean, I know some dads. …

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326 people visited government websites from a PlayStation 3 yesterday

Today, the US government’s roving web-development squad, 18F, released some pretty cool data sets on who’s visiting the government’s various websites. You can see which website is most popular (USPS!) and which operating system people tend to be using (Windows!) and new combinations of who’s visiting what with what. It’s …

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Aston Martin's 'Project Nebula' hypercar will be limited to 99 units

A few critical details have emerged on what could be the world’s fastest production car — and we’re not talking about the Bugatti Chiron. Aston Martin is currently working with Red Bull to make the extreme machine, which is alternately called AM-RB 001 and “Project Nebula.” Up until now, precious little has …

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