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No 'Pokemon Go' yet in Japan, but government already worried

TOKYO (AP) — The “Pokemon Go” craze has yet to hit Japan, but reports of robberies, traffic accidents and other mishaps abroad already have the government worried. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the government wants players to follow guidelines issued by a national center for incident readiness …

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The Woods is really a stealth Blair Witch Project reboot

This is unexpected: The Woods, an upcoming found-footage horror film is going to be a direct sequel to the 1999 horror blockbuster The Blair Witch Project. The revelation was unveiled during the film’s initial screening at San Diego Comic Con, which coincided with the film’s real title: Blair Witch. Blair Witch picks …

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7-Eleven just made the first commercial delivery by drone

You may soon be able to order a Slurpee without having to leave your home. Drone startup Flirtey recently partnered with convenience store chain 7-Eleven to make the first commercial delivery to a private residence in Reno, Nevada earlier this month. The delivery took place on July 11th when Flirtey …

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Here’s how to make sure no one else can read your Facebook Messages

Facebook Messenger has a new Secret Conversation Feature The social network that launched a thousand privacy scares is giving you a way to send messages so private that neither the company nor anybody but your correspondent can decrypt and read them. Facebook (FB) calls this new Messenger feature “Secret Conversations,” …

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Bojack Horseman rides again for a fourth season

Netflix just started streaming the third season of its animated comedy BoJack Horseman, and it has announced that it has renewed the animated comedy for a fourth season. The show follows the exploits of BoJack Horseman, a washed-up actor in a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist. The latest …

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The Elby e-bike will blow you away for 90 miles

When it comes to ground transportation, you pretty much know the options: Walk, bike or drive. Each offers a different balance of speed, exercise, cost, comfort and pollution. You could argue, though, that there’s room for another mode, one that fills in an important empty spot on that spectrum: the electric bike. The …

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Pogue's Basics: Screen rotation lock

More and more these days, people are reading e-books on their phones. I mean, you’ve always got your reading material with you, right? And a lot of people like to read in bed, or lying on the couch. Trouble is, your phone’s going to rotate the page to keep it …

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Stitches are getting a lot smarter

In a world filled with smartphones, smart TVs and smart cars, smart stitches totally make sense. Scientists at Tufts University discovered a way to let doctors monitor how a wound heels through the kind of stitches it uses. Sounds cool, but how does it work? Tiny sensors and electronics are …

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