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A group of tigers is called an "ambush" for a reason. When these massive cats get together and decide to catch some prey, they're simply vicious. A quadcopter learned this the hard way at a Siberian tiger enclosure in China's Heilongjiang Province. Not only did the beasts swipe the drone out of the sky — they took a few bites of the poor gadget.

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Amazon proudly announced today it's adding its 10,000th skill to the Echo, the company's artificially intelligent speaker. About a year ago, I wrote a love letter to my Echo praising it as the ultimate gadget for a lazy stoner. The prospect of greatness seemed so obvious. The speaker was quickly getting smarter, and soon I'd be able to control most of my home from it, right?

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The Large Hadron Collider sits underground, spanning over five miles across beneath the bucolic suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. This metal behemoth serves to try and understand the most basic building blocks of our universe. The question stands, then: if ghosts are real, shouldn't the LHC have found them?

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Qantas announced its half-yearly earnings today, and it's doing quite well. What matters for you and I, though, is the fact that it's announced new premium economy seats for its 787 Dreamliner — the plane that'll be flying some of the longest routes in the world, including a nonstop Perth to London leg.