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Ancient humans ate giant Aussie birds’ eggs into extinction

Ancient humans ate giant Aussie birds’ eggs into extinction

About 50,000 years ago, Australia was home to a flightless bird species known as Genyornis newtoni. This wasn’t a bird like you or I know them — they grew to be almost 7ft tall and weighed hundreds of pounds. Still, those formidable birds first hatched from small (relatively speaking) eggs, and those eggs were apparently tasty to humans who lived in the region. For the first time, researchers have found evidence that humans — and their appetites — drove the birds into extinction.

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Google’s Solara 50 drone crash caused by wing failure

Google’s Solara 50 drone crash caused by wing failure

In May 2015, one of Google’s Internet drones, a Titan Solara 50, crashed during a test flight in New Mexico. The drone was solar powered and didn’t last long in the air before crashing in the company’s Albuquerque test field. This drone was part of Google’s larger effort to deliver Internet from the stratosphere; investigators began probing the cause of the crash following the incident.

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Netflix: these are the shows coming (and going) next month

Netflix: these are the shows coming (and going) next month

February is almost upon us, and with it will come a big library shuffle on Netflix. As expected, some movies and TV shows will be leaving us, and if you’ve been procrastinating, you’ve got one weekend left to watch them. As those shows leave, though, we’ll be getting new content to fill the void, including some well regarded movies and original programming like Fuller House

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Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit’s Android app enters beta today, iOS to follow

Reddit announced last month that it was creating its own official Android app, giving users on the platform a solid option for browsing the website. Despite its Alien Blue acquisition a couple years ago, Reddit is also working on a new iOS app, something it will be putting into beta soon. Today’s all about Android, though, with the service announcing that the Android app entered beta today.

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‘House of Cards’ already renewed for season 5

‘House of Cards’ already renewed for season 5

House of Cards season 4 hasn't been released yet, but that hasn't stopped Netflix from proceeding with a season 5 order. The political drama will be returning with a new season in March, and has been capitalizing on the current political atmosphere in the U.S. Netflix didn't reveal any details about season 5 with its announcement, but that's just fine since we're still waiting to find out what season 4's all about. The show's creator, however, won't be returning.

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Mammoth bones unearthed in OSU football stadium

Mammoth bones unearthed in OSU football stadium

Construction crews have unearthed mammoth bones in Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium. The discovery was made in the stadium’s north end zone earlier this week, and it wasn’t a lone find — researchers have since unearthed remains from several other extinct mammals in the area, making it a very fruitful find. Finer details about the bones will be available after researchers conduct their study.

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‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

‘American Truck Simulator’ puts you behind the wheel of a big rig

Tired of bringing destruction in Goat Simulator? Satisfied your inner farmer with Farming Simulator? Next week you'll have yet another simulated world to experience, this one courtesy of 'American Truck Simulator.' Unlike the other two games, this one will have you hitting the road...behind the wheel of a big rig, letting you pretend you're driving cargo across the nation.

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Facebook expands Live Video to all iPhone users in US

Facebook expands Live Video to all iPhone users in US

Following its unveiling in December, Facebook is expanding the availability of live video, a new feature that allows Facebook users to share live video on the social network. The company has been testing live video with some users, and starting today it has expanded the feature’s available to all iPhone users in the United States. In the near future, Facebook will expand the feature's availability again.

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Yahoo updates app, homepage with streamlined design

Yahoo updates app, homepage with streamlined design

Yahoo has announced an update to both its US homepage and the Yahoo app; both changes bring a new design aimed at making it easier to “discover and create conversations” as well as news and other content. One of the big changes is consistency — the Yahoo app and the Yahoo US homepage are now in sync with each other, displaying the same content for a more streamlined process.

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Amazon tipped in plan to make ‘Spotify killer’ music service

Amazon tipped in plan to make ‘Spotify killer’ music service

Amazon is working on a more robust music service that will take on Spotify and other big-name competitors, according to a new report. Sources claim Amazon has been holding meetings in recent weeks about licensing deals for this rumored music service, though it is said to still be in its early stages. The service will offer a more robust library than Prime Music, according to the sources, and comes at a time when Amazon has seen the number of digital music sales decline.

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Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony has introduced a new line of USB Type-C flash drives, each with a sleek metal design and compact size. The line features drives in three different capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, each featuring USB Type-C and Type A dual connectors for use with a wide array of devices, including Apple's Macbook. The product line will be available starting next month.

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Lenovo Yoga 700 Review: a beautiful update to a solid laptop

Lenovo Yoga 700 Review: a beautiful update to a solid laptop

Lenovo is back with an update to its Yoga 3 14, and the successor comes by the name Yoga 700. This model brings with it all the best things a Yoga laptop has to offer, but alongside updated hardware and overall improvements that make for a solid model update. We recently got our hands on the Yoga 700 and took it for a spin; read our full SlashGear review for all the details!

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