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On This Day: Passenger jet crashes in Brazil, killing 200

On This Day: Passenger jet crashes in Brazil, killing 200

On July 17, 2007, a Brazilian Airbus airliner skidded off a runway as it landed at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas Airport. Authorities placed the death toll at 200. Latest News – UPI.com

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The first Ferrari hit the road 70 years ago this week

The first Ferrari hit the road 70 years ago this week

Seventy years ago this week, the first Ferrari hit the streets of Maranello, Italy for a test drive. It was the 12-cylinder 125 S, the first to bear the name of Enzo Ferrari, and, naturally, the company wants to celebrate. Along with a video re-creating the first time the 125 S rolled out of...

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Look how small this tiny $400 laptop is! It’s really small!

Look how small this tiny $400 laptop is! It’s really small!

Computers today are even smaller than ever. But some of the new, smaller computers are even smaller-er than other smaller computers. In this case, I’m referring to the GPD Pocket, a crowdfunded laptop that at first glance kind of looks like a toy but apparently is a full Windows 10 computer. The Pocket is...

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Disney is very proud of this Avatar theme park rock

Disney is very proud of this Avatar theme park rock

Disney aired the first look at its Avatar-themed Disney World attraction today, and one exhibit stood out: this floating rock. Disney’s magic rock The two-minute hype video mostly shows clips from Avatar, along with previously-shown concept art. There are also a couple of glimpses at actual attractions, including a river ride through a bioluminescent...

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China will return the US Navy drone it seized earlier this week

China will return the US Navy drone it seized earlier this week

On Thursday, a Chinese navel vessel seized an underwater drone from a US Navy oceanographic research ship, which prompted a quick call from the Department of Defense to return the vehicle. After “direct engagement” between the two countries, China will return the vehicle to the United States, according to Reuters. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook...

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First Click: This map paints a bleak picture of post-election violence in the US

First Click: This map paints a bleak picture of post-election violence in the US

Ushahidi, a crisis tracking startup based in Nairobi, launched in 2008 after Kenya’s disputed presidential elections descended into violence. Since then, the nonprofit has used crowdsourced reports to track and map sexual harassment in Egypt, earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, and the Arab Spring protests across the Middle East. Now, Ushahidi has begun tracking...

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Tracy Morgan, Louis C.K. to appear on ‘Conan’ in NYC this week

Tracy Morgan, Louis C.K. to appear on ‘Conan’ in NYC this week

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Conan O’Brien has lined up Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds and Tracy Morgan as guests for when he takes his talk show on the road to New York City this week. Latest News – UPI.com

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I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

DeNA, the Japanese company you might remember as the key collaborator in Nintendo’s smartphone efforts, wants to be a player in the transportation game. After announcing initiatives related to self-driving taxis, car-sharing, and parking space-sharing, the company has now detailed plans for an autonomous bus service called Robot Shuttle. Robot Shuttle is a joint...

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Stock up on summer BBQ foods this 4th of July — Savings Experiment

Stock up on summer BBQ foods this 4th of July — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment Independence Day and summer BBQs go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that that the average American household spends nearly $ 70 on food and snacks during this time. Luckily, you can find some great food sales during the last week before the holiday! Here are a few good deals to...

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What’s the cheapest week to travel this summer? — Savings Experiment

What’s the cheapest week to travel this summer? — Savings Experiment

Filed under: Savings Experiment Did you know: The last week of August can have the lowest prices for summer air travel? Recent studies by Cheap Air and Hopper.com show that the final week before Labor Day is the cheapest time to fly to most destinations. During this time, tickets can be about $ 40...

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