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Have you ever gazed up at the sweeping blue sky and thought, God, it's boring up there? It seems like Sebastian Thrun -- who launched Google's self-driving car program and is the CEO of the flying car startup Kitty Hawk -- sure has. On Tuesday, he shared his vision of a sky clogged with tons and tons of glorious soaring metal at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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"I don't know" and "yes" are very different things. "I don't know if my child is allergic to peanuts" does not mean, "yes, I should feed my child peanuts." "I don't know if this berry is poisonous" does not mean, "yes, I should eat this berry." And "I don't know if light drinking will harm my pregnancy" does not mean, "I should drink alcohol while I'm pregnant."

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One big question surrounding autonomous vehicles is whether or not human beings will actually want to use them at all. While fully autonomous taxis seem more plausible at first than commercially available, single-owner autonomous cars,Automotive News says that, according to a new survey, 55 per cent of respondents wouldn't be cool riding in a fully self-driving vehicle.

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An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte's worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based "cyber resiliency" firm. A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month -- without so much as a password between it and the public web.

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It's easy to forget that the current series of X-Men movies started with Matthew Vaughn. Six years ago, the Kick-Ass and Kingsman director made the reboot X-Men: First Class, and was getting ready to make its sequel before semi-mysteriously dropping out. And while Vaughn and others have previously dropped a few hints about that departure, new details make it even more disappointing.

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It's like clockwork: every month or so, you'll be scrolling through your Facebook feed and stumble across a video about a new ring or underwear, colour-changing straws or colour-changing nail polish, or "smart stickers" that claim to help prevent sexual assault. There's the inevitable swarm of uncritical media coverage that garners hundreds of thousands of views in a few days. But after a fleeting moment in the news cycle, the stories -- and ostensibly, the products themselves -- disappear.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the umbrella guns, missile-firing cars, and suit-wearing secret agents that you've been wanting to see. More surprisingly, the second movie to spring from the Kingsman/The Secret Service comic-book franchise makes a good case for what can be gained in adapting works across different mediums, like a heart beating underneath all that explosive cheesy popcorn.

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On Monday, a team of scientists in Australia announced an exciting breakthrough: For the first time, researchers were able to turn light into sound on a microchip. But -- as crazy-sounding new physics applications tend to be -- it's probably going to be a long time before you see one of these chips on a computer you can buy. More importantly, what the heck does "turn light into sound" even mean?