MIT’s thread-like robot can slip through blood vessels in your brain

MIT engineers created a thread-like robot that can glide through the brain’s blood vessels and could deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. The robotic thread could offer an alternative to open brain surgery, and it could be controlled by surgeons outside of the operating room.

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Tesla wins a tax exemption in China to offset trade-war tariffs (updated)

The regulatory body in charge of cars in China has announced several Tesla vehicles will be exempt from its purchase tax, which should help offset an upcoming tariff. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology granted exemptions for more than a dozen Model 3, Model S and Model X models.

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Netflix’s new Dark Crystal reboot reaches back to the gentle fantasy of Fraggle Rock

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching.

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Rare 3.8 Million-Year-Old Skull Recasts Origins of Iconic “Lucy” Fossil

An ancient face is shedding new light on our earliest ancestors. Archaeologists have discovered a 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia—a rare and remarkably complete specimen that could change what we know about the origins of one of humanity’s most famous ancestors, Lucy.

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Facebook adds new requirements for political advertisers

Facebook is adding new requirements for political advertisers, the company said on Wednesday, as part of its efforts to make the platform more secure in the run-up to the 2020 election.

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Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2, could launch new dual-screen hybrid

Microsoft today announced that it will hold a Surface-focused event on October 2nd in New York City. This event comes in the midst of Apple’s fall event season, with the company expected to introduce new iPhones, iPads, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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Nintendo Switch Lite hands-on: a budget handheld with a premium feel

Nintendo announced the Switch Lite in July, and at a recent event in New York, we got a chance to test it out. The new console is a smaller and cheaper version of the original Switch: its price dropped to $199, but that’s at the expense of its ability to hook up to a TV.

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Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless – Beats By Dre | Everything You Need To Know!

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Disney Allegedly Stole ‘The Lion King’ from Japan’s Famous ‘God of Manga’

Disney’s animated feature film “The Lion King” was a massive hit when it was first released in 1994, becoming the highest-grossing film that year with almost $1 billion in international box office revenue.

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We did what Apple told us not to with the Apple Card

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We did what Apple told us not to with the Apple Card

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Google Photos now has the ability to search for text in images

Google is making it much easier to look for specific images with text through its Photos app. Over the years, the tech giant released various object recognition features powered by Google Lens for its backup application, so it doesn’t end up a photo dump where you can’t find anything anymore.

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Trump is mad some automakers want to make cleaner cars

President Donald Trump is reportedly “enraged” that Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, and Honda struck a deal with California to steadily reduce the amount of pollution emitted by their new cars, according to The New York Times.

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