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Netflix heads to Spain, Italy, and Portugal in European expansion

Netflix heads to Spain, Italy, and Portugal in European expansion

Netflix has been cranking out some of the best new TV shows out there leading to lots of interest from people who don’t already have a Netflix account for streaming content. There are still some locations in the world where you can't get Netflix, but a few more of those places will get access this fall. Netflix announced this week that it would be expanding in Europe later this year.

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Japan may place emergency toilets and water in elevators

Japan may place emergency toilets and water in elevators

Japan is frequently hit by earthquakes and while they don’t typically cause major destruction, the frequent earthquakes do often leave people trapped in elevators. Recently an earthquake left dozens of people trapped for over an hour after a magnitude 7.8 quake hit the country on Saturday leaving people stuck in lifts inside buildings. Most of the elevators in building stopped at the closest floor and the doors opened to let passengers out.

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Google announces Ubiquitous Computing Summit

Google announces Ubiquitous Computing Summit

Google will hold a dedicated ubiquitous computing event this year, encouraging developers to make software that runs across phones, tablets, smart homes, and wearables. The Google Ubiquitous Computing Summit will take place this fall in San Francisco, the search company announced today at its annual developer event, and focus on blurring the boundaries between form-factors and locations, making better use of the context the user is in, and - perhaps most appealing to coders - reducing the amount of duplication across platforms.

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Narrative Clip 2 camera hits preorder: Here’s what it can do

Narrative Clip 2 camera hits preorder: Here’s what it can do

Narrative has thrown its 2nd-gen wearable camera up for pre-order, offering life-logging fans the updated Clip 2 with better quality and connectivity. Announced back at CES 2015 in January, the Clip 2 outwardly resembles its Kickstarter-success predecessor - a small square that latches onto a lapel and snaps a picture every thirty seconds to photo-document your day - but bumps the camera up to 8-megapixels with improved low-light performance, along with adding WiFi for wirelessly transferring photos to the cloud for content-processing.

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Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

One of the icons of the 80s was the infuriating puzzle cube called the Rubik's Cube. Anyone around during that era has played with one and likely received enough of them as Christmas gifts to build a house out of the blocks. Back in the day, it was a big deal if you could even solve the cube in days or weeks.

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HYT H3 watch uses new hydro-electrical movement

HYT H3 watch uses new hydro-electrical movement

Watches with a mechanical movement are very cool. The intricate little gears inside move under power that is usually created by winding and springs inside. Typically these mechanical movement watches have traditional hands that point to the time. The HYT H3 is a watch that has the latest iteration of a hydro-electrical movement that is something very different from what we are used to seeing on a watch.

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Pizza Box Oven cooks frozen pizza perfectly

Pizza Box Oven cooks frozen pizza perfectly

Cooking pizza is one of those things that we can all get behind. No matter how rich or poor you are, pizza is an everyman food. A new pizza oven has turned up that will cook your pizza at home perfectly brown and crisp. The little oven is called the Pizza Box and as you might guess, it looks like a box you would get your pizza out of from a delivery place.

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Exploding Kittens the new Kickstarter backer champ

Exploding Kittens the new Kickstarter backer champ

While the Exploding Kittens card game didn't raise the highest amount of money in Kickstarter history - they were 3rd - they did gather the most backers. At around $35 a pop, users were invited to take part in this crowd-funding campaign which offered a card game similar to War. This new-age War game has users flipping over cards with cartoons on them illustrated by the same fellow who illustrates The Oatmeal. That proved well and above enough for quite a few backers over the past month, that's for certain.

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