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U.S. Marshalls Set To Auction 150-Car Collection Seized After Ponzi Scheme Guilty Plea

Last December the FBI raided the home and business of DC Solar founder Jeff Carpoff in California’s Bay Area, seizing well in excess of a million dollars in cash and a collection of over 140 automobiles—valued over $4 million—in relation to a massive charge of fraud. The allegations, to which an involved electrician…

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Spay and neuter your pets — and then bank their stem cells

Being man's best friend has a number of perks, one of which is that dogs get access to all the latest medical science, including, as it turns out, stem cell therapy. A company called Gallant is launching a new bank for canines nationwide (not called…

Comment Of The Day: Casual Renault Edition

Look, Renault isn’t looking for anything serious. It’s had enough of McLaren’s back and forth. That team is hot then its cold. You know? It’s time that Renault kicked off its shoes, put on a comfy hoodie, and had a stiff drink. Renault is ready for some Renault time.

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Does Tire Rotation Include Tightening Lug Nuts? Michigan Court Thinks About It For Awhile, Concludes ‘No’

In what will surely go down in history as one of the most Galaxy Brain court rulings of all time, a Michigan appeals court determined that a tire rotation does not, in fact, include tightening the lug nuts.

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SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020

SpaceX has Starlink internet satellites in orbit, but when is it going to offer honest-to-goodness service? You may have to wait a little while. Company President Gwynne Shotwell told a media roundtable that SpaceX hoped to offer Starlink broadband…

Local Morning Show Reporter Fired After Shooting Segment Where He Jumps On Cars And Acts Like A Moron

The Sacramento International Auto Show is one of those second-tier shows you don’t normally hear much about unless you’re in the area, or unless a local TV reporter goes to the show to shoot a segment and instead acts the fool to such a degree that he gets fired. The latter reason is why you’re hearing about this now.

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‘NBA Now’ game offers a quick basketball fix on your phone

If you're a big enough basketball game fan that you can't wait to get home before shooting hoops, there might be a solution in sight. Gamevil has released NBA Now, a game for Android and iOS that's designed to be played with one hand. Rather than t…

Microsoft’s DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one

A user traverses a park while wearing a DreamWalker kit.

Enlarge / A user traverses a park while wearing a DreamWalker kit. (credit: Microsoft)

Researchers at Microsoft have developed new VR technologies that they claim allow users to remain fully immersed in a virtual world even while traversing public places in the real world on foot.

Microsoft describes the project, titled DreamWalker, as “a method for allowing people to safely navigate a given route in real-world environments, such as a daily walk to work, while seeing themselves strolling a different VR world, such as a city of their choosing.” It was developed by researchers Jackie Yang, Eyal Ofek, Andy Wilson, and Christian Holz.

The company’s research division published a blog post about the new research yesterday, and researchers will present the method at the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology tomorrow.

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Google Home update leaves some speakers unusable

Smart speakers' frequent under-the-radar updates are usually convenient, but they're creating a lot of headaches for some Google device owners. Google has confirmed that it's fixing a problem with firmware updates that have bricked Home and Home Min…

BYU researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade

As we fill our homes with connected devices, we'll need WiFi to reach around every corner. One solution is hardware like Amazon's Eero routers and Google's Nest WiFi, physical devices that give your primary WiFi signal a boost. But researchers think…