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2017 24 Hours of Le Mans Winners and Losers

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There are no guarantees when it comes to racing at Le Mans. Despite starting on pole, setting the fastest lap, and leading nearly half the race, Toyota’s hopes of victory had evaporated by hour 10. The two leading Toyota TS050 LMP1 cars retired in rapid succession due to mechanical failures, ...

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USO should be wound up by 2020: Productivity Commission

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The Australian government’s estimated telecommunications spending The telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be wound up by 2020, as it is no longer necessary thanks to the ubiquity and falling costs of mobile and fixed-line broadband services, according to the Productivity Commission’s final report. The Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation Productivity ...

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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

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Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as ...

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At AI bot startups, cool kids rule

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You would think at least one AI-powered humanoid bot would have a properly nerdy name. Maybe a Poindexter or Hildegarde to add some natural language processing to your customer chat app? No such luck. Instead, it sounds like the cool kids are in charge at most digital assistant and bot ...

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2017 Honda Civic Type R #01 Sells for $200,000!

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The first 2017 Honda Civic Type R to roll out the factory was auctioned off, raking in $200,000 for charity. The winning bid was offered up six days before the end of the charity auction. A total of 22 bids were submitted during the online auction that ran from June ...

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Nostalgia still marks the way forward for Nintendo

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Nostalgia sells. No one knows that better than Nintendo. Much of the company’s intellectual property is well past the 30 year mark at this point, and yet it manages to find new scenarios for its most popular franchises year in and year out, reinventing its stable of characters for each ...

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