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Canon’s long awaited 6D Mark II is a huge upgrade, but it’s missing 4K video

Canon is updating two of its camera lineups today with the announcement of the new 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2. Both look like solid new cameras — the 6D especially, since it’s been anticipated for even longer than it’s been rumored. But they’re both still missing one of the most requested features: 4K video. The $1,999 6D Mark II is a follow-up to 2012’s Canon 6D, a slightly cheaper and slightly less capable full-frame sibling to Canon’s popular 5D series. It’s been a long wait, but judging from the…

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Elon Musk’s boring machine completes the first section of an LA tunnel

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says his ambitious tunnel-boring endeavor, aptly named The Boring Company, has officially started digging underneath Los Angeles. Musk announced the news on Twitter, where he said “Godot,” the Samuel Beckett-inspired name of the company’s tunnel boring machine, had completed the the first segment of a tunnel in the Southern California metropolis. Prior to today, it was unclear how long it would take Musk to convince the city to allow him to move the experimental effort beyond the SpaceX parking lot in Hawthorne. Musk has made a…

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PornHub now has videos that synchronize with connected sex toys

If Joseph Gordon Levitt in the movie Don Jon taught me anything about how men watch porn, it’s that some people are willing to put a whole lot of effort in to find the perfect clip and time themselves along with on-camera action. About four years after the film’s release, it looks like PornHub has figured out the ideal solution in the form of interactive videos that synchronize with a connected sex toy. PornHub’s launch partners include Fleshlight and Kiiroo, and there will be a new category on the website…

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Aston Martin’s electric sports car becomes even more elusive, thanks to cash-strapped LeEco

Aston Martin’s forthcoming electric sports car, the RapidE, will become even more exclusive than originally planned, after the departure of struggling Chinese electronics manufacturer LeEco as an investor on the project. In an interview with Reuters, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed that LeEco has pulled out of the electric supercar project, forcing the British carmaker to scale back production. Aston Martin will now only make 155 vehicles, which is about a third of the initial plan, and lean more heavily on Formula One engineering specialist Williams after the departure…

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US imposes stricter security screenings at foreign airports, but won’t expand laptop ban yet

The United States will require foreign airports to implement stricter security practices and screenings for any passengers headed to the US. John Kelly, the US secretary of Homeland Security, announced today that the new measures were being put in place. Though he didn’t go into specifics, Kelly said the new requirements would include further screenings of electronics, more thorough vetting of passengers, and measures meant to stop “insider attacks.” Enhanced screenings could obviate the laptop ban “I am concerned that we are seeing renewed interest on the part of terrorist…

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Uber was warned about driver’s violent past before he raped a passenger, new lawsuit alleges

A woman who says she was raped by an Uber driver is suing the ride-hail company for allegedly ignoring previous warnings about the driver’s violent history. The victim, a college student from Kansas City referred to in court documents as “Jane Doe,” says she was raped by an Uber driver named Yahkhahnahn Ammi on January 28th, 2017. The incident was reported to the Kansas City Police Department, which has collected evidence and is currently investigating the matter. Ammi has not been arrested and was driving for Uber as recently as…

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Now your nightlight can notify you of retweets and emails

Aumi Mini is a new project on Kickstarter from the creator of Aumi, a Bluetooth nightlight which was funded on Kickstarter in 2015 and shipped to backers this year. The new Mini model is way more ambitious, however. It’s a USB-powered nightlight that connects to your Wi-Fi, and includes IFTTT support for getting into all sorts of automated shenanigans. The exact sort internet events you’d like a nightlight to inform you of is, of course, entirely up to you. A few examples offered by Aumi include weather alerts, Wi-Fi-is-down notifications,…

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Uber hit with lawsuit for not providing wheelchair-accessible cars

The Equal Rights Center has filed a lawsuit against Uber today, adding another legal battle for the company to juggle among rape lawsuits and class action lawsuits. This time Uber is accused of denying equal access to people who use wheelchairs and violating Title 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit alleges that Uber has excluded people who use wheelchairs in Washington, DC, where the Equal Rights Center is located. It also says that Uber isn’t offering wheelchair-accessible cars in its UberX line. According to the suit, Uber…

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Teenager charged with manslaughter after failed YouTube stunt

A 19-year-old from Norman County, Minnesota, has been charged with manslaughter after accidentally shooting her boyfriend while filming a YouTube video, BuzzFeed News reports. The woman, Monalisa Perez, was arrested on Monday night after calling 911 to report the accident. Her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz, was 22. The couple was filming a video in which Ruiz was attempting to prove that a book would be able to shield him from a bullet, according to a criminal complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News. Ruiz was holding a book, apparently a “hardcover encyclopedia,” in…

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Showtime’s standalone subscription service now has an Xbox One app

Showtime’s standalone streaming service is now available on the Xbox One, which joins Apple, Roku, Amazon, Google, and Samsung in offering the over-the-top service. Users will be able to subscribe to Showtime for $10.99 per month directly through the Xbox One application, and there’s a seven-day free trial for new subscribers. So if you’re looking to watch Homeland, Billions, Ray Donovan, The Affair, Shameless, the resurrected Twin Peaks, or anything else in Showtime’s back catalog of movies and TV shows, have an Xbox One, and don’t pay for Showtime through…

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