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Reddit CEO Pao apologizes as Pao-must-go petition gathers steam

Critics say Ellen Pao is fostering censorship that will destroy the community-curated news site. Reddit issues mea culpa, saying it's "screwed up" for years.

By July 6, 2015

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Finding an edge: Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn talks tech

From CNET Magazine: Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is competitive, focused and determined to make a difference -- and not just on the slopes.

By July 7, 2015

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Watch an F-16 fighter jet blast a drone out of the air

A Danish fighter jet shows off top-gun skills for the modern age by taking out a flying drone with spectacular accuracy.

By July 1, 2015

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'Star Wars' Battle of Endor gets the 'Real Fake History' treatment

What might have happened during the Battle of Endor if no one understood what Nien Nunb was saying? Machinima's "Real Fake History" interviews the co-pilots who could have ruined it for us all.

By July 2, 2015

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The computer that's being given away for free to 1 million UK schoolkids

Every UK child within a certain age bracket will be handed a BBC Micro Bit. The makers of the microcomputer hope it will inspire the next generation of programmers for the Internet of Things.

By July 7, 2015

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Microsoft shows off its 'best lineup in history'

The Microsoft Xbox E3 2015 briefing was chock-full of exclusive Xbox One games and teases of what's to come, including a killer demo of a version of Minecraft built for the HoloLens.

By June 15, 2015

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How photo app Polarr topped the App Store the uncommon way

Polarr opted not to build an app specifically for Apple's iOS software, instead going the less-traveled route of using more-universal Web technologies. That decision is now paying off with droves of downloads.

By July 2, 2015

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Search bookmarks and history super quick in Google Chrome

Time is precious. Don't waste it with inefficiency. Learn the fastest way to find pretty much anything within your Google-powered web browser.

By July 1, 2015

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Get the whole history of the Internet at a glance

From a Russian satellite to the death of Internet Explorer, a new infographic takes you through a succinct timeline of the journey the Web has taken over the last 58 years.

By June 26, 2015

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Norman Dewis is the greatest test driver in history

Dewis was chief test driver for Jaguar and worked on the C, D and E types, among others. XCAR sat down with him to hear some of his stories -- if they don't amaze you, you simply don't like cars.

June 24, 2015