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High-tech help connects fans to off-the-grid Iditarod race

Far from competitors tackling the frozen wilderness in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a dozen people are holed up inside an Anchorage hotel behind banks of computers, tracking the punishing route and connecting with global fans seeking a real-time link to the off-the-grid sport. As of Friday, 51 mushers are traveling long stretches between remote village checkpoints with no ...

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Disney says FOX acquisition will close on March 20th

More than a year after the deal was first announced, it looks like Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox is about to close. Disney announced today that the deal is “expected to become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2019,” suggesting that it has obtained the final approval needed, specifically from regulators in Mexico. Disney had initially agreed to acquire Fox ...

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Toyota Is Planning to Get Into the Space-Car Business

Okay, they’re not actually calling it a Camry, but it is an impressive-looking design for a six-wheeled, fully enclosed and pressurized rover that would have a lunar-surface cruising range of 10,000 km/6,213 miles. That’s a hell of a lot of lunar miles. This sort of range is important because the vehicle that JAXA and Toyota have been studying and conceptualizing ...

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How much does Tesla have in the bank?

On Thursday, Tesla announced that the $35,000 version of its mass-market car, the Model 3, was now available. The cost to reserve one in the US? A mere $2,500 in the form of a non-refundable deposit. Since 2016, when the orders for the car came flooding in, these deposits (which were once smaller, and refundable) have made up a sizeable ...

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