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Cale Guthrie Weissman

Amazon: Sorry our Prime Day website went down but we’re rolling in the money

Amazon’s apology about its site going down was more of a gloat.

For those of you who wanted to participate in Amazon’s annual summer day of moderately good sales, you may have hit a snafu when you tried to access Amazon.com. This is because the Prime Day site was down for many people hoping to cash in on the sweet, sweet savings.

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Good version control tools for designers

Our team is actively using Abstract but I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives out there. We've looked at Plant but it didn't seem as stable.

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Steven Melendez

NRA-linked Russian allegedly worked on “back channel” to U.S. politicos

Mariia Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday and charged with conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.

Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old Russian who recently received a master’s degree from American University, was arrested on Sunday and charged with conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.

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Adele Peters

This lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years

Mosa Meat has raised a round of venture capital and plans of bringing $10 burgers (without any cows involved) to tables by 2018.

When the Dutch stem cell researcher Mark Post unveiled the first lab-grown burger in 2013–handmade fiber-by-fiber from cow cells in petri dishes–he announced that the single serving cost more than $300,000. But the research was promising enough that Post launched a startup called Mosa Meat to pursue making cultured meat at scale. The company now says that its...

Yanko Design

Sarang Sheth

Autonomous driving is here to transform the lumber industry

If you thought the Tesla Semi was an impressive beast of a machine, Einride’s T-Log is sure to change your mind. Imagine a powerful electric truck… Now imagine it without a driver or even a cockpit. Einride’s T-Log, built for Sweden’s billion-dollar logging industry, features a design with practically no cockpit, as the truck comes with a platform for holding the logs, and a slim front that’s all autonomous. It even ditches the windshield for a display that is only outdone by the...

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Melissa Locker

Lawsuit: Blame Monsanto for widespread Kansas crop losses

Monsanto claims its dicamba-based herbicides help growers fight weeds.

A new lawsuit alleges that Monsanto knew that a potent herbicide would harm crops that weren’t resistant, but sold a product based on it anyway. As a result, potentially thousands of acres of crops that weren’t resistant to the herbicide died, the lawsuit says. The legal complaint was filed by 4-R Farms, which lost 200 acres of soybeans, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

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Mark Sullivan

Video goes viral of HRC talking about Russian meddling 8 days before election

She knew.

On the day of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin—and his baffling comments  in which Trump expressed skepticism that Russia interfered with the 2016 election—this strikingly prophetic video of Hillary Clinton from eight days before the 2016 election is making the rounds on Twitter. It’s worth a watch (or three). Here is the start of her comments:

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Cale Guthrie Weissman

Netflix stock is plummeting after it missed subscriber targets by almost 1M

The stock is in a free-fall after missing key metrics.

Netflix stock is currently in a free-fall in after-hours trading. The stock is currently down by over 13%, after it significantly missed subscriber targets. The company expected to hit 5.11 million subscribers globally and 1.23 million subscribers domestically, but it actually hit 4.5 million and 700,000, respectively.

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Introduction into WebGL world

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

First look: A memorial to the victims of the Charleston massacre

After a white supremacist murdered nine people inside Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, congregation and community members unveiled a landscape and memorial design by Michael Arad.

On June 17, 2015, nine people died in an attack inside Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church when a white supremacist terrorist opened fire during a prayer service. Now, the congregation has released plans to build a memorial by architect Michael Arad, who also...

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Elizabeth Segran

Crocs introduces high-heeled clogs—but why though?

The shoes you never thought you’d need or want are finally here.

Do you wear your Crocs everywhere, but hate that you can’t wear them to a board meeting because of, you know, social norms?

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Pavithra Mohan

Report: Feds probe Uber over gender discrimination complaint

The EEOC has sought out information on gender-related issues like Uber’s hiring practices and pay discrepancies.

Uber is the target of a federal probe over a gender discrimination complaint, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sought out information on gender-related issues like Uber’s hiring practices and pay discrepancies; the EEOC is also speaking with former and current employees.

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Sarang Sheth

The Cuda jetpack lets you fly underwater

It’s 2018 and jetpacks are finally here, but they don’t really propel you in the air yet… Archie O’Brien’s Cuda, developed with 3D Hubs, is the world’s fust backpack-sized jetpack that propels you underwater!

Pulling water from the front and pushing it out the back with incredible force, the Cuda is a relatively tiny contraption that fits right on your back, and when triggered, gives you a boost, propelling you at the speed of 8mph underwater with no effort.

Enticed by the Seabob,...

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Melissa Locker

Terrifying Ryanair flight video shows oxygen masks drop during cabin depressurization

“We’re left in darkness for 15 minutes.”

A Ryanair flight carrying 189 people from Dublin to Zadar on Friday the 13th had a sudden “in-flight depressurization” that caused the oxygen masks to drop and the pilots to make a rapid descent. The aircraft landed normally and passengers disembarked, The Guardian reports, however, over 30 passengers were taken to the hospital with bleeding from the ears, headaches, and more side effects from the rapid descent.

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Heather Woods

Are smart assistants good for users? An honest look at the pros and cons

Amazon has Echo, Google has Home, Apple has HomePod. Professor Heather Woods considers the benefits and risks of an always-on digital assistant that is listening all the time.

The smart device market is exploding. Smart home kits for retrofitting “non-smart” houses have become cheaper. Earlier this year, Apple released the HomePod speaker, the company’s response to dominant smart devices Google Home and Amazon Echo. Amazon, too, is expanding its lineup. Recently, it debuted the...

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Ben Paynter

Gamers are becoming a powerful source of philanthropic donations

A new fundraising push on the game overwatch netted nearly $13 million for breast cancer.

The Activision Blizzard video game Overwatch is a wildly popular multiplayer video game, that features teams of players facing off against each other in battle. Earlier this summer, the company launched an inventive real life way for players and fans to combine forces and make some world change of their own, by raising $12.7 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Rina Raphael

Clean beauty retailer The Detox Market expands with mini-stores

The retailer dedicated to non-toxic and natural skincare cosmetics has opened new micro-shops.

As the clean beauty movement grows increasingly larger, one retailer is getting smaller.

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KC Ifeanyi

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has “serious concerns” over Sinclair merger

In a surprising announcement, FCC chairman Ajit Pai is pumping the brakes on Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s planned acquisition of Tribune Media.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has expressed “serious concerns” over Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s planned acquisition of Tribune Media, stating the matter is in the process of being presented before an administrative law judge.

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Cale Guthrie Weissman

CRISPR stocks plummet over study pointing to potential adverse effects

The much-lauded gene-editing technology could produce unintended consequences.

CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-snipping technology that has been heralded as a potential way to treat cancer and other genetic diseases, may present more risks than originally thought.

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