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thenextweb.comMan in VR headset falls off fake cliff and hits a very real floor

One day, we’ll have an entire Tumblr account for hilarious VR accidents, but until then, George Takei’s Facebook account will have to do. Takei, the Star Trek alum and current boss of sharing things on Facebook, rece... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comTumblr finally makes SSL connections the default for new blogs

 Once upon a time in 2014, Tumblr announced that it was adding SSL, the standard protocol for establishing a secure connection on the web, as an option on all blogs. Two and a half years later, it’s finally th... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comRouter-killing Mirai botnet variant going worldwide, but slowing

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.The compa... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
wired.comMagnets Arent Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic

A new paper shows how large magnetic fields burst to release massive amounts of energy. The post Magnets Aren't Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic appeared first on WIRED.... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from wired.com
thenextweb.comMicrosofts new app tries to fix Androids copy and paste problem

For an OS typically preferred by power-users, Android has an embarrassing amount of trouble with copy and paste. Sometimes it works just fine, but in other apps you can only copy entire huge swaths of text, or worse – ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comSan Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

 Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene. According to se... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comAMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

That distant drum beat you’re hearing? That’s the sound of the coming CPU war. The latest beat came this morning, when AMD said it was holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU in a few weeks. The pre... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
sciencenews.orgAnimals give clues to the origins of human number crunching

Guppies, dogs, chickens, crows, spiders — lots of animals have number sense without knowing numbers. ... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from sciencenews.org
theonion.com5 Things To Know About Trumps Conflicts Of Interest

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Science News · 5 months ago from theonion.com
techcrunch.comAWS launches new programs to support its partners

 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division is hosting its annual re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas this week. Ahead of the main part of the event, the company today hosted a keynote for its ecosystem par... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comHow to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline with PlayOn Cloud

Netflix on a flight? No way, you say? The idea has seemed out of reach for years, because Netflix doesn’t let its U.S. subscribers download video for offline viewing.However, rumors suggest customers in countries w... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
visualnews.comHave A More Meaningful Workday With This Card Game

Companies create a more authentic workplace culture with the help of consultancy firm Live in the Grey's card game. ... read more

Design News · 5 months ago from visualnews.com
wired.comAxials Brawny RC Off-Roader Eats Boulders for Brunch

Given the popularity of the flying drones, it's easy to overlook where the RC craze originally started: cars. The post Axial's Brawny RC Off-Roader Eats Boulders for Brunch appeared first on WIRED.... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from wired.com
thenextweb.comThis Chrome extension replaces alt-right with white supremacist

This election season, the term ‘alt-right’ went from relative obscurity to the forefront of our collective conscious in a matter of weeks. Man-sized Oompa-Loompa aside, the real winner in the 2016 election was a term... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comAmazon begins reselling Frontiers internet service on its site

 Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new storefront dubbed the “Amazon Cable Store,” which focused on reselling Comcast’s internet and television service from the retailer’s site. Of course... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
ibm.comIBM Retail Clients Set Records on Cyber Monday, Turn Customer Demand into Online Holiday Sales Growth

IBM today reported that Cyber Monday has officially turned into a global shopping holiday with consumers taking advantage of online deals being offered by retailers all around the world. Over Cyber Monday, retaile... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from ibm.com
pcworld.comRaspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

Raspberry Pi 3 today has only Wi-Fi connectivity, but soon it will also be able to handle low-throughput cellular communications and let users control devices over long distances.Altair has completed testing of its AL... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
sciencenews.orgStar-starved galaxies fill the cosmos

Astronomers are detecting hundreds of galaxies that are almost devoid of stars. There are at least four theories on how they got that way.... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from sciencenews.org
theonion.comUnhappy Days

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Science News · 5 months ago from theonion.com
ted.comAn interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter Mia Birdsong Patrisse Cullors Opal Tometi Alicia Garza

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share wha... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from ted.com
thenextweb.comDisneys new animatronic robots are getting too realistic for me

Disney will soon be opening a new Avatar-themed experience in Disneyworld Florida, and a group of the brand’s biggest fans got to see a preview last week. One of the highlights of the ride are the ridiculously realisti... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comSocialBooks turns your social media into a lasting memento of your horrific year

 If you’re anything like me you hate social media with a white hot passion yet you feel oddly compelled to put garbage into it on a regular basis, to your great shame. Thankfully there is now a service that ca... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
ibm.comIBM Unveils Watson-Powered Imaging Solutions for Healthcare Providers

IBM today announced at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) it will preview new imaging solutions from Watson Health and Merge Healthcare (Merge; an IBM Company) designed to help hea... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from ibm.com
pcworld.comBrandPost: Five Apps to Fuel Your Passion for Fashion

Long gone are the days of dog-eared paper patterns and leftover fabric scraps. Today’s budding fashion designers are trading in their pin cushions for high performance devices and sophisticated PC programs.From simu... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
sciencenews.orgCoral die-off in Great Barrier Reef reaches record levels

Bleaching has killed more than two-thirds of corals in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have confirmed.... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from sciencenews.org
wired.comThe Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You

Opinion: Sure, smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home can learn your preferences. But as they learn to serve us, the more power they'll have. The post The Subtle Ways Your Digital Assistant Might Manipulate You ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from wired.com
thenextweb.comOutfit your phone with one-touch hotkeys using this Dimple 4-Button NFC Sticker

A home button just isn’t enough anymore. As with your keyboard shortcuts, you need hotkeys on your smartphone to instantly parachute you into the app or other phone features you use regularly. And they naturally need t... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comLeEcos TVs and smartphones are coming to Best Buy, Amazon and Target December 1

 For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding LeEco’s US launch, the company hasn’t exactly made its products easy to get here in the States, largely relying on what it’s deemed “flash sales... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
ibm.comAmerican Airlines Selects IBM as its Cloud Provider

IBM, announced today a strategic partnership with American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, naming IBM as its cloud provider for greater enterprise flexibility, scalability and reliability. ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from ibm.com
pcworld.comHPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

For Hewlett Packard Enterprise, turn-about is fair play in the cloud. HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises syste... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
wired.comWant to Be an Ethical Shopper? Get DoneGoods Chrome Extension

For once, a pop-up window that does some good. The post Want to Be an Ethical Shopper? Get DoneGood’s Chrome Extension appeared first on WIRED.... read more

Design News · 5 months ago from wired.com
wired.comArtificial Intelligence Could Dig Up Cures Buried Online

Artificial intelligence could be a solution to science overload: machine learning assistants to read incoming papers, distill their information, and highlight relevant findings. The post Artificial Intelligence Could Dig... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from wired.com
wired.comReview: Asus ZenBook 3

This 12.5-inch ultrabook has limited connectivity and sells for a stratospheric $1,599. The post Review: Asus ZenBook 3 appeared first on WIRED.... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from wired.com
thenextweb.comThis oldschool payphone is actually a boombox that spins 90s hits

If streaming your favorite 90’s jams through your flashy smartphone no longer feels authentic to you, perhaps you should consider turning your outdated payphone into an oldschool boombox. And this is precisely what s... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comUber introduces web-based car bookings for all of its users in India

 Uber has launched a web-based booking option for all of its customers in India. Read More ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comLe Pro3 review: Flagship specs, low cost, and a horrible user experience

Look at the LeEco Le Pro3’s spec sheet and you will find a phone that rivals Google’s very own flagship Pixel lineup.The latest and greatest Qualcomm processor? Check. Massive battery? Check. 64GB of storage? Chec... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
thenextweb.comNASA needs your help to make pooping in space easier

You probably haven’t ever thought about it, but pooping in space can be pretty hard. There’s no gravity, so if astronauts would use a normal toilet, all fluids and semi-fluids your body produces would be sent flying ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comThe startup school of hard knocks with Jason Goldberg at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

 TechCrunch Disrupt in London is on December 5-6. That’s next week. Grab tickets here. We’re excited to have serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, Founder & CEO, Pepo, come to speak about his long expe... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
techcrunch.comJollas Sailfish OS now certified as Russian governments first Android alternative

 The future for one of the few remaining alternative mobile OS platforms, Jolla’s Sailfish OS, looks to be taking clearer shape. Today the Finnish company which develops and maintains the core code, with the a... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
techcrunch.comSamsung Electronics considers restructure following pressure from shareholders

 Samsung Electronics has revealed that it is considering splitting the company into two following pressure from investors. Read More ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comSan Francisco Muni says server data not accessed in ransomware hit

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said late Monday that no data had been accessed from its servers in a ransomware attack on the Muni transit system and the agency has never considered paying the ranso... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
techcrunch.comCrunch Report Casey Neistats Beme Acquired by CNN

Casey Neistat’s Beme gets acquired by CNN, how did Black Friday 2016 do?, getting iCloud spam calendar invites?, Uber China gets its own app and San Francisco’s Muni gets hacked. All this on Crunch Report. Re... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
thenextweb.comTake a virtual tour of an Amazon warehouse in 360 degrees

Amazon fulfillment centers are nothing short of awe-inspiring. A tangled web of over 3,000 humans, machines, and complex logistical software, each of these warehouses operate with almost seamless precision to get package... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comMaster Dynamics MW50 on-ear headphones are comfy but costly

 The MW50 are on-ear headphones that perform like a pair of over-ears. They’re nice to look at, comfortable and, at $449, pretty pricey. The headphones are lightweight, but are ultimately acoustically inferio... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
pcworld.comHands on: ATTs DirecTV Now service provides a reason to cut cable TV

I cut cable TV earlier this year and switched over to online streaming services. I've tried Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue, but will switch to AT&T's new DirecTV Now service after it starts streaming on Nov. ... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from pcworld.com
theonion.comMacys Parade Float Covered In Tickets After Parking On 5th Avenue Over Holiday Weekend

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Science News · 5 months ago from theonion.com
thenextweb.comResearchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans? According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — o... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
techcrunch.comUber begins background collection of rider location data

 Imagine you’re on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the appointment. In the car, you... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from techcrunch.com
sciencenews.orgBlue leaves help begonias harvest energy in low light

The iridescent color of some begonias comes from tiny structures that also help the plant convert dim light into energy.... read more

Science News · 5 months ago from sciencenews.org
thenextweb.comInstagram will now alert you if someone screenshots your temporary direct messages

Instagram is copying a Snapchat feature – it feels like a broken record now – to help protect your privacy.  The app will now alert you when someone takes a screenshot of your images, but as The Verge points out, th... read more

Technology News · 5 months ago from thenextweb.com
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