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Amazon thinks shopping by selfie is the password killer

Amazon thinks shopping by selfie is the password killer

Smile: you've just maxed out your credit card. Amazon is looking to patent shopping by selfie, replacing passwords with using the front-facing camera to do facial recognition before it'll ship your order. The patent application, currently being considered by the US Patent & Trademark Office, describes a new way of processing a checkout where, rather than entering your PIN or passcode, your device takes you through a game of Simon Says.

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The weirdest, crazier cars of Amelia Concours 2016

The weirdest, crazier cars of Amelia Concours 2016

Just as fine art can be challenging, so can classic cars, and while Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has its fair share of multi-mullion supercars, so it also has a more refined selection of automotive oddballs. In fact, when some of the biggest collectors in the US - and abroad - get together to outdo each other, you're bound to find some more unusual vehicles in the mix.

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Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

British automaker Morgan might not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars, but the storied marque's latest model switches gas for green in an eye-catching way. The Morgan EV3, shown off in pre-production form for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 this week, keeps the three wheels of the company's earlier cars but drives them with an electric powertrain.

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Nissan’s robo-chairs hint at autonomous cars’ big pitch

Nissan’s robo-chairs hint at autonomous cars’ big pitch

How do you sell people on the idea of a self-parking car? Why, with an office ballet of self-tidying chairs, if you're Nissan at least. The Japanese firm has cooked up a flock of smart seating that automatically shuttle back to their respective desks when unruly human occupants leave them.

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Google made a terrible pun of its Google.com sale goof

Google made a terrible pun of its Google.com sale goof

If you screw up and accidentally allow the central domain to your business to be sold to an outside buyer, you might as well make a bad joke about it. Google suffered some collective red faces midway through 2015, after somehow forgetting to renew its google.com domain and allowing it to be - briefly - purchased by someone else, but the search giant did manage to put a comedy spin on the solution.

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ROLI Seaboard RISE Review

ROLI Seaboard RISE Review

ROLI's Seaboard RISE looks like something you'd find Darth Vader playing in his downtime on the Death Star, but it uses the force in far more interesting ways. The company's first product was the much-lauded Seaboard GRAND back in 2013. That debuted the company's unusual flexible "keywave" surface, a layer which could be prodded and poked into delivering not only individual notes but smooth glissandos, complex evolving sounds, and more.

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No, Christmas lights probably aren’t killing your WiFi

No, Christmas lights probably aren’t killing your WiFi

Are your Christmas lights killing your WiFi and ruining Netflix and Festive-Chill? It's possible, but only if your idea of holiday decoration centers oddly on your router. A recent report from Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, put the fear of interference into tree lighting, warning that the multi-colored lamps could be wreaking havoc on your connectivity.

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The slammed, lifted, crazy cars of SEMA 2015

The slammed, lifted, crazy cars of SEMA 2015

I honestly wondered if the air suspension was broken when I saw my first slammed truck at SEMA 2015 this week. So close to the ground that a vole couldn't squeeze beneath the undercarriage and the parking lot, and with the vast wheels pushed so high into the arches that you'd seriously doubt they could rotate, never mind turn for corners, it turned out the effect was not only intentional, but repeated on several cars and trucks around the show.

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Tesla’s Gigafactory is so intriguing, press are committing battery to get photos

Tesla’s Gigafactory is so intriguing, press are committing battery to get photos

Tesla has accused two journalists of breaking into its work-in-progress Gigafactory and assaulting security guards there, allegedly trying to run down staff in an attempt to escape. The incident, which took place last Friday at 11:50am, began when two people were spotted trespassing on Tesla property and taking photos, the electric car company says, but escalated once "safety managers" called the local Sheriff's Department.

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What is Peeple (and why are we so angry about it?)

What is Peeple (and why are we so angry about it?)

The internet is a loud, judgmental, invariably angry place, but startup Peeple has inspired more than the usual degree of bile. Promising to be for individuals what Yelp has become for businesses, the app won't launch until sometime in November but its core concept - allowing anybody to leave a review or, if they're feeling lazy, just a one to five star rating, on you - has already prompted fierce debate online.

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You really do have an aura (but it’s stinky not spiritual)

You really do have an aura (but it’s stinky not spiritual)

Humans are indeed surrounded by a mysterious aura, but it's not the etherial glow that spiritualists claim. Instead, researchers have discovered exactly what surrounds us - and how it can identify us - in our own personal microbial cloud, an unexpected bacterial fingerprint.

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Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo is insane in real-life [Gallery]

Bugatti’s Vision Gran Turismo is insane in real-life [Gallery]

Scooped, scalloped, creased, cut-up, and generally looking like it wants to chop you into little pieces, Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo is enough to give you palpitations. While the astonishing hyper-car is intended for gamers to get behind the wheel in the PlayStation title of the same name, that didn't stop Bugatti's engineers from putting together a full-sized, real-life version to bring along to Frankfurt this week.

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