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Netflix orders another 16 episodes for ‘Sabrina’ hit original series

Netflix orders another 16 episodes for ‘Sabrina’ hit original series

Netflix revived a story first brought to TV as a Nickelodeon show with its newly launched original series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The new series is quite different from the first, though they both share some common elements. The new series has proven popular with fans, prompting the company to order another 16 episodes that will be split between two "seasons."

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Uber gets permission to restart self-driving road tests in Pennsylvania

Uber gets permission to restart self-driving road tests in Pennsylvania

Uber has been granted permission to resume self-driving car tests in Pennsylvania, according to a new report. The permission follows a fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous car that took place nine months ago. Just days before the approval was publicized, a different report detailed an alleged Uber email that had expressed concerns with the company's autonomous vehicle unit.

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Ford noise-cancelling doghouse blocks loud fireworks

Ford noise-cancelling doghouse blocks loud fireworks

Ford Europe has put its automotive technology to use solving a big problem that many dog owners face: fireworks. These events are popular and often happen at least once a year, depending on one's location, offering entertainment but also terrifying local dogs confused by the noise. With Ford's new doghouse, these pets have a safe place to retreat away from the noise.

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Lighthouse AI security camera company shuts down, offers refunds

Lighthouse AI security camera company shuts down, offers refunds

Security camera company Lighthouse AI is shutting down, the company has revealed. The announcement was made by CEO Alex Teichman, who said Lighthouse "did not achieve the commercial success we were looking for," resulting in the closure. Customers can request refunds for the cameras they purchased from the company until January 25, 2019, at which point the company will shutter its regular customer service.

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The creators suing Epic Games over Fortnite dance emotes

The creators suing Epic Games over Fortnite dance emotes

The seemingly inevitable has happened: Fortnite maker Epic Games is being sued by multiple individuals over its alleged infringing use of their iconic dance moves. The first lawsuit appeared in recent weeks from rapper 2 Milly, who has accused Epic of using his "Milly Rock" dance in the game without permission. That lawsuit opened the floor gates and now a number of other suits have followed.

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Google Street View Trekker backpack updated with lighter, smaller design

Google Street View Trekker backpack updated with lighter, smaller design

Google has introduced an updated Trekker system used by its partners to capture locations around the world. The updated device is lighter in weight than the previous version, also featuring a "sleeker" design, higher resolution sensors, and more. The new version is partly based on feedback from people who have used the system, according to Google, which offers access to Trekker through its trekker loan program.

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‘Farout’ pink dwarf planet is the Solar System’s most distant object

‘Farout’ pink dwarf planet is the Solar System’s most distant object

A pink dwarf planet called 2018 VG18 is our Solar System's most distant object, researchers have announced. The planet, which is informally known as 'Farout,' is described as pink in color with an icy environment and tiny diameter. Farout is one of around only 50 dwarf planets in our solar system. The system's biggest dwarf planet, Pluto, has a diameter of approximately 1,470 miles; in comparison, Farout measures somewhere between 310 and 375 miles.

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LG rollable 65-inch OLED 4K TV tipped to hit shelves in 2019

LG rollable 65-inch OLED 4K TV tipped to hit shelves in 2019

During CES 2018, LG Display introduced a rollable 65-inch 4K OLED TV, a prototype oddity that featured a box-like base into which the TV retracted. Starting next year, LG will bring these rollable TVs to the market, a new report claims, giving consumers an entirely unique space-saving television option. The source claims LG's TV will retract when a button is pressed.

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Blue Origin will launch nine NASA-sponsored tech payloads on Tuesday

Blue Origin will launch nine NASA-sponsored tech payloads on Tuesday

NASA has tapped Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch nine of its sponsored technology payloads into space. The launch will take place using the private space company's New Shepard rocket, the agency said in a statement today, with the launch taking place "no earlier than December 18 at 8:30AM CST." The company plans to broadcast the New Shepard launch live on its NASA TV platform.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast is back with another update for its Xfinity X1 entertainment platform: YouTube in 4K quality. According to the company, "YouTube" has been one of the most commonly used voice commands since the app's arrival on the X1 platform. With this new support, customers with compatible TVs are able to stream content from the video site in Ultra HD 4K quality.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 game leaks weeks before January 2019 release date

Kingdom Hearts 3 game leaks weeks before January 2019 release date

Square Enix is preparing to release Kingdom Hearts 3 late next month, but some people will already be familiar with (parts of) the game. For reasons that aren't publicly known, the game has leaked six weeks ahead of its planned release date. Kingdom Hearts 3 director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed the leak, but also offered reassurance to players waiting for the official release.

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Fortnite update v7.10 delayed, will release without Driftboard

Fortnite update v7.10 delayed, will release without Driftboard

Epic Games has just announced a delay impacting Fortnite update version 7.10. According to the company, it discovered a bug at the very last moment that it won't be able to fix before the update drops in the early morning. As a result, Fortnite players shouldn't expect to get the update at 5AM ET, which was the originally chosen release time.

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