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New California declares ‘independence’ from California in bid to become 51st state


Group wants to take over most of the state and cut off coastal urban areas. “The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny,” the group, led in part by vice chairman Robert Paul Preston, declared in a document published online. The split would look something like this, per the group:  “After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the…

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Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations


A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers’ first quarter outlooks. 2 Min Read NEW YORK (Reuters) – A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on…

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Epic admits that Fortnite’s success may seal another F2P game’s fate


Major updates to the “action MOBA” Paragon may never come thanks to Fortnite. The mode’s success hasn’t left every Epic Games fan satisfied, however. On Tuesday, the company put an exclamation point on growing rumblings from fans of one of its other free-to-play products, the “action MOBA” game Paragon, by admitting that Fortnite BR‘s success may be Paragon‘s undoing. In a…

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Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people’s eyes


Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last – and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness Smart goggles and gene therapy are about to be tested as a cure for blindness. This is one of the first ever uses in people of optogenetics, a technique that involves changing the DNA…

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California couple’s ordinary home held torture chamber


PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said. The couple who owned the home purchased it new in 2014 and soon arrived in the rapidly growing city 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles with their…

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Xmotion: Touchscreens und ein Koi im Cockpit


Auf der North American International Auto Show in Detroit hat Nissan mit dem Xmotion sein neues Konzeptfahrzeug vorgestellt. Neben jeder Menge Touchscreens im Innenraum verfügt es über einen virtuellen Koi-Karpfen, der als Assistent, Begleiter und Fremdenführer fungiert. Regelmäßig neue Updates aus dem WIRED-Kosmos! Auf der North American International Auto Show in Detroit hat Nissan mit dem Xmotion sein neues Konzeptfahrzeug…

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Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Ferrero for about $2.8B


The affected brands include Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Nips. Nestle’s American sweet treats include Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Raisinets, Nips and Laffy Taffy. Nestle’s 2016 U.S. confectionery sales were about $900 million and represent about 3% of U.S. Nestle Group’s sales, according to the Swiss company. “This move allows Nestle to invest and innovate across a range of categories where we see strong future growth…

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