WIRED: AT&T / Time Warner deal done; now what?
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TechDirt: AT&T's purchase of Time Warner brings competitive headaches.
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Martian Dust storm lets rover nap. C|NET:
NASA's Opportunity rover is stuck in a huge storm that has literally turned day to night, forcing the solar-powered robot to nap for now.[.]Within a week, the storm had grown to cover an area larger than North America. Just a few days later, NASA says the storm has more than doubled in size again making it nearly the size of Asia and casting a very ominous shadow on the Opportunity Rover, which is caught in the storm.
Tech Crunch: "THEY" can see you through your walls.
...a system that can see your body through walls, recreating your poses when you walk, sit, or simply stand still.- - -
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BGR: The Michael Moore-mobile?
Morbidly obese VW bus will serve free hot dogs in NYC all summer.
The agency found no evidence that the vehicle's crash-avoidance systems kicked in before the horrific crash[.][.]"At three seconds prior to the crash and up to the time of impact with the crash attenuator, the Tesla's speed increased from 62 to 70.8mph, with no precrash braking or evasive steering movement detected," the report notes.
Gizmodo: Elon Musk looks like God? Or does God look like Elon Musk?
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Phys.org: Queen bees under a lot of pressure.
Geek: Nerdy gifts for geeky Dads for Father's Day.
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Science News: New theory that the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) statues were pulled [using] cylinders up a ramp with ropes[.]:
No more than 15 people were needed to manipulate ropes that rolled stone cylinders, or pukao, up ramps.[.]The hatlike cylinders were then tipped over to rest atop statues[.][.]Hundreds of [statues] [measure] up to 10 meters tall and [weigh] up to 74 metric tons.