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Microsoft's CEO expects pen to be extinct in a decade

Technically Incorrect: Asked which technology won't exist in 2025, Satya Nadella crushes romantics and nostalgics.

By February 5, 2015

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In Chrome, Google's Hangouts plugin goes extinct

Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.

By June 30, 2014

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Goodbye $200 iPhone: Sprint said to kill two-year contract

The classic two-year contract is going extinct, and Facebook beefs up Notes into a blogging tool.

By August 18, 2015

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Critically endangered ferrets reproduced using 20-year-old sperm

A near-extinct species has been reinvigorated with fresh genetic material donated by a male that has been dead for 20 years.

By August 16, 2015

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Goodbye $200 iPhone: Sprint said to kill two-year contract

The classic two-year contract is going extinct, with AT&T the only carrier left offering such a plan. Meanwhile, Facebook beefs up Notes into a blogging tool.

By August 18, 2015

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These dice are made from tusks of the ancient woolly mammoth

Who knew dice made from the tusks of a giant extinct beast could be so popular? Artisan Dice, that's who. And you can reserve yours now.

By August 15, 2015

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Look who's Tarkin: 'Star Wars' prequel 'Rogue One' could re-create Peter Cushing in CGI

Cushing, who played villainous military officer Grand Moff Tarkin in the first "Star Wars" movie, died in 1994. Is this a fitting tribute to a beloved actor, or special effects gone mad?

By August 24, 2015

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Ancient salamander in amber shocks scientists

A baby salamander preserved in amber presents a scientific surprise, especially since it was discovered in a place where there are no known salamanders.

By August 19, 2015

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Meet the Virgin Rainbow, the most beautiful opal in the world

An opal so fine it has been valued at over $1 million is about to go on public display for the first time.

By August 12, 2015

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Evolution, in rhyme: Beasts great and small and their cousins big and tall

NPR's Skunk Bear series showcases 12 animals, some with and without hair, next to their prehistoric cousins who could give you quite a scare.

By August 12, 2015