General Motors starts taking orders for its first e-bike

Last November, General Motors said it would start making electric bicycles, and it announced a crowdsourcing campaign to come up with a brand name. Today, the automaker released the winning name — Ariv, pronounced like “arrive” — and said it would start taking orders in select countries in Europe. the …

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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is a dizzying deal for regulators

Executives from T-Mobile and Sprint sat before a House of Representatives panel for the first time yesterday hoping to convince the lawmakers that their proposed merger would be a net positive for the telecom industry, rural communities, and the economy. John Legere, T-Mobile’s CEO and the face of the entire …

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Crackdown 3 review: the Netflix Original of games

You know when there’s a show you really like, but then it dips in quality and eventually gets canceled, and the creators say they want to make a new season someday or maybe a remake, but it’s stuck in production hell for several years, then Netflix or whoever sinks a …

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How the fight over vaccines is fueled by web forums

In June 2017, Mark Zuckerberg rewrote Facebook’s mission statement to better reflect its current priorities. In the future, he said, Facebook would have a strong focus on groups. Once you’ve reached most of the adult population of earth, it turns out that they would rather all not gather in the …

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Far Cry: New Dawn isn’t as weird and wild as I’d hoped

Far Cry 5 was a great game — and that’s what frustrated me about it. Ubisoft’s Montana-based action game made some fundamental changes to the long-running series, with a clever structure that made the experience feel truly open. No matter what you did, whether killing some drugged-out cult members or …

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