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Smaller Xiaomi Mi Mix packing 5.5-inch screen could be called Nano tips leak

Smaller Xiaomi Mi Mix packing 5.5-inch screen could be called Nano tips leak

If you really liked the idea of that Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone that is available in China rocking that 6.4-inch bezel-less screen packed into the body of a 6-inch device, you will dig this new leaked Xiaomi device as well. That Mi Mix would still be a pocketful and anyone wearing skinny jeans would be hard pressed to fit the thing into their pocket. If a new leak is accurate, it looks as if Xiaomi might be getting ready to out a smaller yet similar device with a 5.5-inch screen in the body of a 5-inch phone.

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Scientists say asteroid strike that killed dinosaurs made a crater higher than Mt. Everest

Scientists say asteroid strike that killed dinosaurs made a crater higher than Mt. Everest

Most people all around the world know that an asteroid strike on the Earth is what killed off the dinosaurs. Scientists have been studying the crater left in Mexico for many years now trying to wrap their brains around what the colossal forces created by that impact were like. We know that it caused a mass extinction event that nearly killed all life on the planet.

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Hyundai Ioniq Blue Link supports Amazon Alexa voice commands

Hyundai Ioniq Blue Link supports Amazon Alexa voice commands

Hyundai has announced a new feature that owners of the Ioniq EV and plug-in EV can use that takes advantage of Blue Link and Amazon Alexa. By using Amazon Alexa voice commands owners of Ioniq vehicles can perform tasks such as starting and stopping charging of the EVs.

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Line Dock USB-C notebook charging device packs power and storage

Line Dock USB-C notebook charging device packs power and storage

Notebook users with machines that have a USB-C port that need more power for life on the road might want to pay attention to the Line Dock. This device claims to be the first USB-C device in the world that integrates a battery to keep your notebook running longer, connectivity, active cooling, and an SSD for storage. Line Cooler packs all that stuff into a 9mm chassis making it very portable.

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AKiTiO Node external graphics enclosure upgrades notebooks, AIOs, or SFF PCs

AKiTiO Node external graphics enclosure upgrades notebooks, AIOs, or SFF PCs

AKiTiO has rolled out a new external graphics enclosure that is designed for users of AIO, notebook, and SFF computer systems who want a graphics upgrade. The device is called Node and it connects to your computer or other device via a Thunderbolt 3 port and inside the Node enclosure is a discrete graphics card. The enclosure is large enough to support video cards that have very large cooling solutions.

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MiNT SLR650-S is a limited edition Polaroid SLR

MiNT SLR650-S is a limited edition Polaroid SLR

MiNT is celebrating the production of 10,000 SLR670 cameras and to do so the company has crafted the limited edition SLR670-S camera. If you were around in the '80s you will definitely recognize the SLR670-S for what it is, a Polaroid instant camera. The limited edition camera has two major advancements that other cameras in the MiNT line don't offer.

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Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Domino’s Pizza delivers first pizzas by drone

Pizza fans who like Domino's the best will be thrilled to hear of a new delivery method that the pizza chain is trying out. Domino's has announced that it began delivering fresh, hot pies by air via a drone delivery service this week. The first deliveries are happening in New Zealand as part of a tie up between Domino's and drone maker Flirtey.

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Boom Technology XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator subscale prototype debuts

Boom Technology XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator subscale prototype debuts

A company called Boom Technology has debuted a subscale prototype of what it thinks will be the future of commercial passenger aviation. The subscale prototype is of a supersonic passenger jet called the XB-1 and nicknamed "Baby Boom." The aircraft as unveiled this week at a VIP event for airline and aerospace executives and media. Boom says that the XB-1 is the world's fastest civil aircraft and will demonstrate key technologies for affordable supersonic travel.

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Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB crams 1TB data per platter

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB crams 1TB data per platter

Seagate has announced a new external storage drive that is portable has has lots and lots of storage space. The drive is called the Backup Plus Portable 5TB drive and it is the largest capacity mobile drive on the market. Seagate says that the high-capacity portable drive is perfect for users who like to shoot 4k video and high-resolution images.

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MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI has rolled out a new VR ready gaming computer that it claims to be the world's smallest VR ready gaming PC called the MSI Trident. The Trident has a customized MSI GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card inside along with the latest Intel Core processors making or a powerful, but small gaming rig. To keep noise levels down, MSI also uses a special thermal management system called Silent Storm 2 cooling.

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Chinese researchers inject human with cells editing using CRISPR-Cas9 technique

Chinese researchers inject human with cells editing using CRISPR-Cas9 technique

Testing of new medical breakthroughs in the US take a very long time to move from animal trials into human trials. In China a group of researchers led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first in the world to inject cells into a person that were edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technique. The person who was injected with the cells is suffering from an aggressive lung cancer and the injection was part of a clinical trial at West China Hospital in Chengdu.

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Want a NES Classic? Try Walmart, but you better be fast

Want a NES Classic? Try Walmart, but you better be fast

As annoying as it is, the flippers are out in force when it comes to the NES Classic game console. About the only place you can get one is on eBay for many times the $60 asking price.This is the small game console that looks like the original Nintendo and has games built in. The console launched on November 11 and sold out so fast that many were left wanting.

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