The best bike lock

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By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor… Powered by WPeMatico

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After Math: Get free

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It’s been a rockin’ week in the free world. Chelsea Manning is free from prison after being pardoned by President Obama in January, Facebook announced it will stream 20 free MLB games across its social network this season and international business t… Powered by WPeMatico

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Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all existing owners

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When Tesla put an end to free lifetime Supercharger access for new customers, it left more than a few people crestfallen — one of the nicer perks of ownership just went out the window. However, Tesla has had a (partial) change of heart. As of now,… Powered by WPeMatico

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Recommended Reading: Inside Apple's new spaceship campus

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One More Thing Steven Levy, Wired Apple’s so-called spaceship campus, or Apple Park, has been in the works for a while now, but this week Wired gave us a big update on the progress. The obsessive attention to detail, tunnel entry, modular “pod” se… Powered by WPeMatico

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SteamVR makes its launcher 'more social' with Home

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We’ve seen attempts at free-flowing virtual worlds from the likes of Second Life and the (dearly departed) PlayStation Home, but with VR we’re getting another shot at it. First Facebook Spaces appeared, and now Valve is beta testing SteamVR Home. The… Powered by WPeMatico

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Earth's radio signals may be protecting it from space radiation

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The Earth’s atmosphere bears precious little resemblance to what it looked like at the start of the Industrial Revolution. As radio technology has advanced and spread, the signals that transmitters produce — specifically the Very Low Frequency (VLF)… Powered by WPeMatico

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Federal agents used a Stingray to track an immigrant's phone

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Investigators from Immigration and Custom Enforcement as well as the FBI have been using controversial cell-spoofing devices to secretly track down undocumented immigrants, court records show. According to a report the Detroit News, which obtained an… Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Destiny 2’ tackles the original’s biggest problem: storytelling

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The first time I played the original Destiny, I felt frustrated and annoyed. It was a fun online, co-op team shooter but the game’s narrative was insultingly shallow — a poorly written space opera where a vague “darkness” was out to destroy a myster… Powered by WPeMatico

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Tech companies are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops

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If you’ve ever wondered why nobody other than Apple is officially licensed to fix your iPhone, it’s because the device titan has locked out everyone else from accessing manuals or spare parts. This pushes small electronics shops to buy used or counte… Powered by WPeMatico

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Cartoon Network beams 'Powerpuff Girls' to your TV with Chromecast

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Cartoon Network is about to make some people very happy. The TV channel has updated its Android and iOS apps with support for Chromecast streaming, which it says was a highly requested feature by fans. In case you’re not familiar with how Google’s $3… Powered by WPeMatico

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