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Lasers could hide Earth from deadly aliens, 2 astronomers say

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Powerful lasers will aid astronomers

The new Four Laser Guide Star Facility was fired up on Tuesday after years of development. ESO says the lasers are the most powerful laser guide stars to be used for astronomy. With this technology, scientists hope to capture a clearer display of our universe.

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Apple patent shows better version of autocorrect

Apple wants to make autocorrect an easier and better feature, according to a newly published patent.

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Tinder and Facebook: Too close for comfort?

There's the online persona you want to share with your friends -- carefully filtered Instagram photos of your sublime beach vacation, for example.

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AI machine beats college kids at foosball

Computers have been beating humans at board games like chess and Go. But now they've conquered the basement and bar game of foosball too.

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Why Facebook could one day be worth $1 trillion

If they make a sequel to "The Social Network," Justin Timberlake's Sean Parker should say this to Jesse Eisenberg's Mark Zuckerberg.

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Uber turns its hand to yacht rides

A taxi ride is just a tap of an app away in the modern world, and now so is that yacht trip you've always dreamed of.

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Comcast increases its data cap to 1,000 GB

Good news video streaming fans! Comcast has decided to increase its data cap more than three-fold.

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Want a 'smart home'? There's a store for that

Want to fill your home with the latest smart gadgets but can't quite figure out how it all works? One London retailer may have the answer.

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Nintendo announces new console, codenamed 'NX'

Nintendo has announced a new console to replace the wildly disappointing Wii U.

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SpaceX plans Mars mission for 2018

SpaceX's first mission to Mars could be less than two years away.

The space exploration company -- headed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk -- tweeted Wednesday that it plans to put an unmanned spacecraft on Mars "as soon as 2018."

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