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Border Break inspires biggest mech model ever to take over Tokyo

Screenshot by Sean Hollister/CNET Gamers running to catch a train in Tokyo’s Shibuya station should slow down and take a look at a world-record-setting model. First, some explanation for those whose gaming education ended with Pac-Man. Border Break: Sega Network Robot Wars is a robot-battle arcade game that lets gamers fight each other from different machines.  Now, Sega has teamed with Japanese toy company Kotobukiya to create a gigantic one-to-one scale model of a Border Break fighter. For now, some of the parts are on display at Shibuya station in Tokyo,…

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Comic-Con: Marvel Television is officially headed to San Diego

It’s that time of year again when lovers of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and all sorts of other entertainment trek to sunny San Diego for Comic-Con. This year, SDCC will be in full force from July 19 through July 23, with looks at new shows, movies and so much more.  Typically the schedule for the massive con isn’t released until about two weeks before the event, but that doesn’t stop studios and actors from spilling the beans early. We’ve gathered all the current details on who will, and won’t, be…

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Uber patent application could route users around ‘unsafe’ areas

Uber sure does seem to love getting itself into some controversial situations, and it could very well wade into yet another if one of its patent applications becomes actual tech. Uber has applied for a patent for “Safe routing for navigation systems.” According to the patent, it would allow users to select a route that’s perhaps safer than the fastest or otherwise most optimal route would be. It could take all manner of data into account, including crime statistics, academic databases and even social media posts. The tech could also…

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‘A miracle happened just as families were giving up hope’

A British rescue diver has reached the 12 boys who have been trapped in a network of Thai caves for 10 days, with work set to begin on bringing them home. Overjoyed relatives hugged and cheered after hearing the youngsters, who are all members of the same youth football team, were found alive along with their 25-year-old coach. Sky correspondent Lisa Holland was outside the cave in Chiang Rai province when footage emerged showing the frail boys speaking to their rescuers. It has been the most extraordinary time of highs…

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Bethesda confirms: Starfield is made for next-gen gaming hardware

Screenshot by CNET Starfield is a single-player sci-fi epic, and the first new game series from Bethesda — maker of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom and Wolfenstein — in 25 years.  And it sure sounds like it’s the first game to be announced for a next-generation gaming console. Not the PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X, but a brand-new generation of hardware that hasn’t even been announced yet. That’s the word from Bethesda executive producer and director Todd Howard, who told Eurogamer that when he said “next-generation” he specifically…

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Vixens, Vampires and Mosquitos: Legendary planes of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum

On the list of the most influential aircraft designers of the 20th century, Geoffrey de Havilland is on whatever short list you want to make. From biplanes to passenger jets, he’s designed or helped design some of the most famous planes of the last 100 years. Just north of London, in the village of London Colney, is a museum dedicated solely to his many designs: the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. It’s located at Salisbury Hall, historical home of the de Havilland company’s secret design and development center. Inside are dozens…

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Doug Field, former head of Tesla Model 3 production, not returning after leave of absence

Doug Field — who previously served head of Tesla Model 3 production until his April reassignment by CEO Elon Musk — opted to take a leave of absence in May in order to spend time with family and recover his energy. The word at the time was that he had not left the company, but not, according to a Tesla representative, that has changed. “After almost five years at Tesla, Doug Field is moving on. We’d like to thank Doug for his hard work over the years and for everything…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Is this our first look?

Android Headlines shared this image of the rumored Galaxy Tab S4. Android Headlines The Note 9 might not be the only Galaxy device coming soon. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is rumored to be just around the corner, and now we may know what it’ll look like. A render of the Galaxy Tab S4 was shared by Android Headlines, showing the front, back and side of the upcoming tablet. Android Headlines says the image is an “official press render” and was provided by “a reliable source,” but it may be…

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NASA Dawn spacecraft zooms in on Ceres’ crazy crater

This mosaic shows a prominent mound on the western side of Cerealia Facula. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA When NASA’s Dawn spacecraft approached dwarf planet Ceres in 2015, everyone from astronomers to UFO enthusiasts got excited about some strange bright spots seen in the craft’s images. Dawn is now closer than ever to Occator Crater, the source of some of those intriguing spots, and NASA has released a fresh look at what’s inside. Dawn reached its newest and lowest orbit around Ceres on June 6. It skimmed within just 22 miles (35 kilometers) of…

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