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Can Formula 1 conquer America?

In late October, coverage of sports in America reaches its annual frenzy. The World Series starts next week, NFL broadcast coverage is on full weekend blast, the NBA season is about to kick off, and NASCAR’s cup race soon draws to close. Wedged in the midst of this smorgasbord of televised sports mania is the sole US race on the ...

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Concept for NASA’s monster rocket passes critical test — and gets an updated look

The design for NASA’s future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that the vehicle’s specifications hold up, and the agency has deemed the design capable of launching into space. Now, engineers can begin the process of building and assembling the rocket, to get ready for its ...

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Volkswagen reportedly won’t give promotions to any managers next year due to diesel scandal

Volkswagen’s massive diesel emissions scandal isn’t just an embarrassment for the company: by many estimates, it’s also going to cost it tens of billions of dollars in fines, lawsuits, and recalls. So the company needs to find ways to cut back spending — and it’s turning to its employees to make up some of that extra cash. Employees in managerial ...

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Sherlock is returning on January 1st with 90-minute special The Abominable Bride

Good news, Sherlock fans: that special the BBC promised us now has a name and a release date. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will air at 9PM ET on January 1st, 2016, the BBC revealed today on Twitter. The special extended episode, taking place in Victorian London, will air simultaneously in the US and UK — a first for the series. ...

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Banks are the next big competitors for Android Pay and Samsung Pay

Eighteen months ago, rulings by Visa and MasterCard gave banks the chance to become big players in the emerging industry of mobile payments. They are finally starting to take advantage. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Tracing the long, strange history of ‘Tom’s Diner’

“Tom’s Diner” is over 30 years old, but it’s built out of parts that are timeless. There are the lyrics, which read like the sort of observational, creative nonfiction you see threaded through your Twitter timeline every day. (A man walks into a diner for coffee and gets caught up in watching the people around him. He reads a newspaper ...

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7 things I learned from the designer of the NES

Late last week, eight floors above a Five Guys in a common space of a completely mistakable building, the man who created the most famous game console spoke to a crowd of maybe 100 people. Masayuki Uemura was responsible for designing the Nintendo Family Home Computer, or Famicom, as well as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was sold in ...

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The final poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just two months, and today it’s finally time to see the movie’s official poster. No, not the teaser poster from last year, and not the promo item handed out at D23; this is the real deal. The poster features the key members of the cast that audiences have met thus far: Daisy Ridley ...

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The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is coming tomorrow

The wait for the thing that will tide you over while you wait for the real thing is almost over. Disney has announced that the third and likely final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut tomorrow night during halftime on Monday Night Football, which starts at 8:15PM ET. (In a glorious act of corporate synergy, Monday Night Football ...

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Everything you need to know about buying Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets tomorrow

Has Disney convinced you to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet? If so, you’re in luck, because we’ve learned just when you’ll be able to buy tickets: tomorrow. They’ll be going on sale immediately following the premiere of a new trailer during the Monday Night Football broadcast. Tomorrow’s on-sale includes tickets for theaters across the entire globe, but it wouldn’t ...

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