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Apple’s AirPort Extreme vs Google’s OnHub: two powerhouse routers, separated by software

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Google’s new OnHub, or Apple’s tried-and-true AirPort Extreme? Many will face a choice when shopping for a new router, but choosing between these two isn’t as cut-and-dry as it might seem. Both pack a punch, but the intangibles set them apart. Hardware OnHub is plastic-y, and light. AirPort Extreme is also plastic, but feels a bit sturdier and dense. As aesthetics go, it comes down to color and shape; do you want a dark blue cylinder, or a squared white tower? Around back, AirPort Extreme has more ports than OnHub. Google’s new router basically wants to connect you to the internet…

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GIFstory: Here’s the story behind 3 of the weirdest GIFs on the Web

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Lauren Hockenson, GIF Detective, is back on the case to solve some very recognizable GIFs. Get the low-down on three very weird and wonderful GIFs that you’ve likely seen in your casual perusal of various social platforms. Every GIF has a story, and I’m finding them out clip by clip. Read more about these great GIFs, and view their source material, below: Double-Decker Dog Do you know what is better than a dog? A dog that magically turns into two dogs! Meet Goldie and Ami, a golden retriever brother-sister pair who were about a year old when they performed their magic…

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Report: Uber to begin e-commerce deliveries soon

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Uber is taking another step in fulfilling its aims of becoming a true logistics company, according to report on Re/code released today. The ride-sharing behemoth will unveil a new partnership with big retailers and fashion brands as early as this month. The partnership will reportedly focus on luxury, with Uber sidling up to high-end brands commonly found on New York’s 5th avenue. It has also been in talks with Bigcommerce and Shopify to create easy interfaces for retailers to partner with the company. This wouldn’t be the first time that Uber has flirted with e-commerce delivery — its UberRUSH program partnered with…

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This logo generator trolls Verizon pretty hard, and it’s wonderful

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A lot has been said of the new Verizon logo. Some consider it brilliant, while others think the overblown hype surrounding it was a bit silly. Now it’s your turn to Verizonify (yes, I made that up; no, I’m not proud of it) yourself with a Web-based logo generator. It’s pretty simple; just visit the logo generator website, enter a phrase, and away you go. whatever you type is branded with a tidy little vector graphic, too. I somehow got a tooth, which I’m just making the best of. I DO have some bite to me, so… pic.twitter.com/4jj8vh75hH — Nate Swanner…

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Hacker stole ‘security-sensitive’ data from Mozilla to target Firefox users

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Firefox users were targeted via a browser exploit that was patched last month, after a hacker broke into Mozilla’s bug-tracking system ‘Bugzilla’ to steal data about potential weaknesses. Mozilla says that the hacker managed to access Bugzilla’s “security-sensitive” information, which unlike the rest of the repository isn’t made publicly available. It says that the compromised account was closed down as soon as it was discovered and that steps are being taken to improve the overall security to avoid a repeat of the situation. One of those changes is requiring all users who are authorized to access security-sensitive information to change their passwords…

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Lara Croft GO takes Tomb Raider in a beautiful new direction

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Lara Croft GO is a fresh take on the classic Tomb Raider franchise. Starring everyone’s favorite archaeologist, Lara Croft, it’s a turn-based puzzle game, similar in style to Hitman GO. Admittedly, I wasn’t crazy about previous Tomb Raider games, but when I heard that Square Enix had taken Lara Croft down the puzzle game route, I just had to try it out and it hasn’t disappointed. A thing of beauty What struck me first were the visuals; a beautiful, whimsical style that isn’t far removed from Monument Valley‘s puzzle layout. The world that Lara Croft is navigating her way through is…

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OnePlus 2 review: Great value, but an uninspiring phone

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Sophomore efforts are hard for musicians and phone makers alike. Once you’ve set the bar fairly high, following up a splendid debut release becomes more of a challenge than anyone might expect. With the OnePlus 2, it seemed like the fledgling Chinese manufacturer had it all figured out, drip–feeding specs to build hype until the day of the dramatic VR launch event broadcast. But what came of all the noise? I took the ‘2016 flagship killer’ for a three-week-long test drive to find out whether it’s worth waiting for an invite. Design and hardware Remember when phones larger than five inches were…

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Pottery Barn just ruined Force Friday with this $4K Millennium Falcon children’s bed

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Star Wars fanatics will go out of their way to take part in Force Friday, but I’m willing to bet $4,000 is probably where they draw the line. Pottery Barn, American home furnishing store and professional dream crusher, today put its Millennium Falcon bedframe up for sale for four pretty grands. Do they sell ramen at the Jedi Temple? And that’s not even an adult-sized bed: The Star Wars™ Bed fits a twin bed for your sweet Padawan. Which, if you decide to purchase it, is probably about all you’ll be able to afford if you want to make sure your only…

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Meet the man searching for an A.I. that will solve everything

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Elegized by so many science fiction writers, artificial intelligence has seen a procession of successes and breakthroughs over the last few decades. From the Deep Blue defeating Kasparov in 1996 to a self-teaching AI smashing Super Mario World in 2015, thoroughly crafted algorithms can solve increasing numbers of tasks. There is, however, one thing predicted by sci-fi authors a while ago that still has not appeared in the real life. That is “general-purpose AI,” which can teach itself to solve any kind of task without human’s intervention beyond supplying it raw data. This kind of AI is being worked on by a…

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Google reportedly plans aggressive move back into China

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Google left the Chinese market loudly five years ago, after refusing to censor its services at the request of the government. Now it’s planning an aggressive move back into the country according to a report by The Information. The company has imminent plans to announce that it’ll create a version of Android Wear for smartwatches in China in an attempt to assert control over the operating system, which is fragmenting rapidly in China. The company also reportedly plans to offer “incentives” to phone makers to encourage them to upgrade their handsets to the latest version of Android, to ensure consistency for app developers.…

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