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Arrested Development will be back with 17 new episodes

Arrested Development will be back with 17 new episodes

Arrested Development is the series that will not die, and we’re all happier for it. The series was resurrected by Netflix due to fan demand back in early summer 2013, and now series Executive Producer Brian Grazer has confirmed that it’ll be back yet again — this time with 17 additional episodes. Netflix hasn’t commented on the news and it wasn’t stated whether the episodes will be premiering on Netflix. The news was provided in an interview during SXSW last month.

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Uber requests US lawsuit over India assault be dismissed

Uber requests US lawsuit over India assault be dismissed

Late last year, an Uber driver in New Delhi reportedly raped a passenger, something that led to a temporary ban on the ridesharing service and eventual safety measures being implemented in the region. A lawsuit from the victim still stands, however, and Uber is seeking to have it dismissed by a U.S. court because, among other things, the attacker and victim are both Indian citizens and the attack took place in India. The driver had a contract with Uber B.V in the Netherlands, not Uber U.S.

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3D-printed clothes to be shown off at fashion show

3D-printed clothes to be shown off at fashion show

If you're lucky, you can find clothing that fits you perfectly at clothing stores. For some, the clothes available fit well enough, but it takes a tailor to make them perfect. Soon enough that could be a thing of the past thanks to 3D printing, which could be used to produce clothing tailored to a single person's specific measurements. While the ability to have a fresh t-shirt printed on your lunch break is still fantasy, some have already started dabbling with the technology.

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DARPA makes Google Glass-like eye display for soldiers

DARPA makes Google Glass-like eye display for soldiers

Over-eye displays like that offered by Google Glass can serve many purposes -- they facilitate navigation without having to take one's eyes off the roads, for example, and allow data to be presented without pulling out a smartphone in the middle of a project. The military is one entity that can find ample uses for eye-mounted displays, and it is no stranger to such technology. Cost is a perennial problem, however, and so its mad scientist devision DARPA has come up with a budget-friendly Glass-like solution.

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4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

Casing for what is said to be the upcoming fourth-generation iPad mini has surfaced in a gallery and on video courtesy of @OnLeaks. There’s nothing confirming that it is a legitimate back piece for the yet-to-be-announced Apple slate, but if it is, it looks like we’re in for an updated designed over the iPad mini 3 (check out our review). Most notably, the casing shows a design akin to the second-generation iPad Air, as well as a thinner overall profile.

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Microsoft reveals plan to hire autistic employees

Microsoft reveals plan to hire autistic employees

Microsoft has revealed a pilot program for hiring people with autism, with information about it having been released late last week in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. The program is still in its early days at this point, but is being done in conjunction with Specialisterne, and will result in autistic individuals being offered full-time employment in various positions at the company's Redmond, Washington campus.

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Google Moderator to close down in July

Google Moderator to close down in July

Google will be shutting down its Moderator service forever this summer, the Internet giant has announced. The closure will take place in three parts, with the first part having kicked off on March 30 -- that was when you could start exporting your data using Google Takeout, something that now makes sense in light of the newest announcement: Moderator will close to new questions and similar actions on June 30, and will be gone forever a month later on July 31.

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Mercedes and Nissan partner to launch mid-size pickup truck

Mercedes and Nissan partner to launch mid-size pickup truck

Mercedes-Benz and Nissan have officially partnered to create a new mid-size pickup truck, it has been announced. We've known about Mercedes-Benz's pickup truck aspirations for a little while now, and have even gotten a look at a concept for the eventual model (picture after the break), with the auto maker saying its truck will be, in true Mercedes fashion, a luxury offering. Under this new arrangement between the two auto makers, we now know Nissan will be the company building the truck.

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Intelligent aliens are (probably) huge, says researcher

Intelligent aliens are (probably) huge, says researcher

It is doubtful humans are alone in the universe, at least when it comes to intelligent beings, and one researcher claims the intelligent aliens that might be out there are probably very, very big...at least in relation to the typical human. Huge, in this case, means somewhere in the realm of 650lbs, and could even be higher. This would place humans on the smaller end of the intelligent beings scale, and probably also means we'd lose in an intergalactic battle.

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FLIR FX Wi-Fi security camera clips out relevant footage

FLIR FX Wi-Fi security camera clips out relevant footage

FLIR, the company behind the infrared camera that gives smartphones a new superpower, has introduced another camera -- this one not intended to find hot spots in the dark. It is called the FLIR FX Wi-Fi camera, and it is essentially a Dropcam competitor, but with a twist, something we've come to expect from the maker. Unlike most general monitoring/surveillance cameras on the market, the FX Wi-Fi camera includes a feature that pulls out all the instances of motion tracking it detected and compiles them into a single clip, eliminating the need to watch long reels of footage for instances of activity.

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