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Quartz
Alphabet is selling its terrifying robots to SoftBank
Quartz
Google's parent Alphabet has agreed to sell two of its robotics subsidiaries, Boston Dynamics and Schaft, to Japanese telecom company SoftBank. Alphabet had reportedly been looking for a buyer for the MIT spinoff Boston Dynamics for at least a year, as ...

CNET
Uber memo reportedly advised employees about sex with each other
CNET
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly advised employees about when it was proper for them to have sex with each other. James Martin/CNET. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick advised his staff on rules for having sex with fellow employees at company outing in 2013 ...

Washington Post
Verizon's first move with Yahoo is to ditch 2100 jobs
Washington Post
NEW YORK — About 2,100 jobs are on the chopping block as Verizon prepares to combine Yahoo and AOL for a digital advertising offensive. Yahoo's shareholders on Thursday approved the $4.5 billion sale of its key businesses to Verizon. The deal is ...

New York Times
5% of US Pregnant Women With Zika Had Baby With a Birth Defect
New York Times
Mario Ramirez, a pediatrician, gave a talk about the dangers of the Zika virus to pregnant women at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2016. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times. Five percent of pregnant women with a confirmed Zika ...

The Verge
Microsoft unveils a lot of big changes for Windows 10
The Verge
Microsoft is releasing a new test version of Windows 10, build number 16215, today and there's a lot of changes on the way. If you're a Windows Insider on the Fast Ring then it's available immediately, for everyone else all of the new features will ...

New York Post
Researchers uncover 99 million-year-old bird encased in amber
New York Post
The fossil of a 99-million-year-old baby bird was found in this three-inch piece of amber. Elsevier. More On: fossils · Humans are 100,000 years older than we thought · T-Rex didn't have feathers, scientists confirm · Ancient 10-foot long, 1,500-pound ...

Space.com
What's Next for NASA's New Astronaut Class?
Space.com
NASA has welcomed a dozen more people into its astronaut family, but the new additions aren't ready to go to space just yet. Yesterday (June 7), the agency unveiled its 2017 astronaut class — seven men and five women chosen from a record-breaking ...

Kotaku
Nintendo Attempts Live-Action Super Mario Run On Stage
Kotaku
If the setting looks familiar, that's because it was the reason for that stage being constructed in the Universal Studios parking lot that we posted about earlier in the week. Advertisement. It doesn't 100% come together, but it definitely gets top ...

The Verge
Drag and drop on iOS is more powerful than it's ever been on the desktop
The Verge
My first reaction to Apple's WWDC announcement of iOS drag and drop was basically, "Lol welcome to three decades ago." But after watching a more in-depth technical explanation of the technology at Apple's follow-up Platforms State of the Union, I'm ...

BGR
The Galaxy Note 8 was supposed to have a signature iPhone 8 feature, but it looks like it won't
BGR
There were questions among some industry watchers as to how last year's Galaxy Note 7 debacle would impact sales of Samsung's new flagship phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Following their release earlier this year, the S8 and S8+ quickly became ...

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