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Send your desktop to Mars with SpaceX's dazzling wallpapers — SpaceX is going to Mars. Not immediately, and many things are still uncertain, but the company sure has grand plans - from the initial flights with the Dragon, to send colonists to the red planet in a huge rocket - and all that within a decade or so.

LG V20 to start shipping in Korea this week — LG's other, non-modular flagship, the LG V20, will start shipping in South Korea this week, the company has announced. The launch in "key countries" in North America, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East will commence "over the course of the next several weeks." Europe is not mentioned in LG's amazingly vague press release.

BlackBerry gives up on building phones — It's the end of an era: Canada's BlackBerry has announced it will stop building hardware altogether, focusing instead on its software and services business. "The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners," Blackberry CEO John Chen said in the company's latest financial statement.

Yes, it's Google's 18th birthday today. Really. — Google turns eighteen today. The internet giant, which has been gigantic for the majority of those 18 years, has put up a celebratory doodle on its home page, as it has done nearly every year since its humble beginnings in a garage in Menlo Park, California.

Xiaomi's Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus laugh at your flagship's specs — Xiaomi, the Chinese company that makes phones with specs that top Samsung and Apple flagships, and then sells them at half the price, is at it again. The company just launched two new phones in China: The Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus.

Leaked Google Pixel render shows snazzy new interface — Google's upcoming Pixel phone won't look extraordinary on the outside, but it will have plenty of new software tricks. Some of these can be seen in a leaked press render of the device, courtesy of leaker of all things tech, Evan Blass and VentureBeat , which first shared the photo online.

With Plex Cloud, you don't need a local media server — Media player/server Plex is one of the most versatile independent solutions for folks with a big multimedia collection, but it has so far required users to run server software to power client apps on TVs and other gadgets. With today's launch of Plex Cloud, the server part of that equation is no longer necessary.

Tesla plans to unveil solar roof with integrated Powerwall battery on Oct. 28 — When Tesla announced its acquisition plans for SolarCity in August, Elon Musk's strategy for the two companies included providing solar roofs to customers that integrate with Tesla's Powerwall home batteries. These would ultimately power not only the user's home, but also her electric car.

Samsung says half of faulty Note7 phones have been exchanged in the U.S. — Well, that's a relief. Samsung's initial pleas for customers to stop using and return their Galaxy Note7 devices with faulty batteries weren't particularly fruitful, but now that the recall is official and replacement devices are arriving en masse, the plan is working. Approximately half of recalled Note7 devices have already been exchanged, Samsung announced Thursday.

'Ghost in the Shell' teasers give glimpse of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi — The Hollywood version of legendary anime/manga series Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, is coming, whether you like it or not. Now, we can get an idea of what it will actually look like, courtesy of five painfully short teasers launched on YouTube on Wednesday.
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Sep 29, 2016

So Apple’s Message is not safe from prying ears? That’s it. From now on, I’m only talking to myself.

Sep 27, 2016

Elon Musk: The first ship that goes to Mars should be called “Heart of Gold.” Nice.

Sep 27, 2016

OK the Q&A session on the Musk keynote is just totally nutty.

Sep 27, 2016

Someone just asked Elon Musk about the “shit problem” of Mars (:

Sep 27, 2016

I just want to see Dragon land on Mars. I don’t care about humans. Humans ruin everything.

Sep 27, 2016

The year is 2025. The world awaits for SpaceX craft to land on Mars. Musk takes the stage. “Sorry we’ll be a little late. See you in 2027.“

Sep 27, 2016

The demise of civilization and the destruction of all life will be such a welcome change

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