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Global Technology News for 30 Mar 2017

Proposed wall between U.S. and Mexico would block "natural pathways" that species have been following for millions of years
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Gender-neutral people, aEmoji can't convey everything. For instance, you can't currently use emoji to indicate that you're a breastfeeding woman in a hijab who's also a zombie hungry for brains. But that's about to change.... The Unicode Consortium, the shadowy organization that approves and encodes emoji, has announced...
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A new study looks at the human toll air pollution is taking worldwide
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FCC gives states control ofDonald Trump's FCC chairman Ajit Pai is rolling back rules that will make it harder for broadband companies to offer subsidized internet service to poor Americans.
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The 'Von Doom' that came toAn indie filmmaker spent the past year making a Doctor Doom origin story fan film, and he's given us a very detailed look into his process.
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Tech firms face questions overGoogle, Twitter and Facebook will be asked later to explain their positions on extremist content on their platforms and on government access to encrypted communications of the public.
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Fifty Word Review: MarioMario and friends appear in five surprisingly entertaining minigames that are just right for short bursts of play.
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Samsung unveils new Galaxy S8 smartphone

CBSNews - 30 Mar 2017 02:41
Samsung is facing its biggest test with the unveiling of a new phone, the Galaxy S8. CNET News executive editor Roger Cheng joins CBSN with details of what to expect from the new device.
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7 Tips For BecomingAndrew Filev, CEO of Wrike, shares seven ways to stay lucrative in your career in age where automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and related are the norm.
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Someone is putting lots ofDimnie recon trojan has flown under the radar for three years ... until now.
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Latest Tesla patch enablesThe new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane Departure... Warning system, Autosteer at much higher speeds (90mph v...
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Apple Music Beats Spotify inApple Music doesn't have the highest number of paid subscribers compared to Spotify, but it does have an edge up on its competitors - a higher number of monthly unique users on mobile devices, thanks... to its generous three-month free trial. According to a recent report published by mobile analytics firm Verto (via TechCrunch), Apple Music had 40.7 unique monthly mobile users during February of 2017. Verto only tracks Apple Music usage on mobile devices, so Apple's unique monthly user number could be higher. Comparatively, streaming radio service Pandora had 32.6 million unique monthly users during February, while Spotify had 30.4 million. iHeartRadio saw the fourth highest number of monthly visitors on mobile at 28.5 million, while SoundCloud came in fifth with 25.7 million. For Spotify,...
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Got nine-figure problems but a strategy ain't one The track record of the UK's Government Digital Service has come under fire by the National Audit Office, which today said it has "unclear... accountabilities"....
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CEO and pal faked letters from Cisco, Brocade, Stanford, prosecutors claim Jayavel Murugan, CEO of staffing agency Dynasoft Synergy, is accused of faking letters from Silicon Valley bosses so he could... ship cheap foreign workers into America....
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Blue Origin shows off firstWe've all heard of Virgin Galactic, but did you know the founder of Amazon has his own private spaceflight company? Well, it's released the first interior photos of its tourism-designed New Shepard... rocket.These photos offer a look at the inside of New...
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Climate change takes a toll on mental health

Daily Mail - 30 Mar 2017 01:29
Climate change takes a toll onClimate change-induced severe weather has the most immediate effects on mental health in the form of the trauma and shock - and when these subside, they can be replaced by post-traumatic stress... disorder.
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Mercedes steps up its electricWhen Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating... those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 202...
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Samsung Galaxy S8 feature focus: Bixby

Android Authority - 30 Mar 2017 01:26
Samsung Galaxy S8 featureSamsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus boast a new virtual assistant called Bixby. Here's our first look at what the software can do.
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100-year-old beer discoveredResearchers based at the Research Institute for Brewing and Malting in Prague, Czech republic, taste tested the beers which had flavors that ranged from fecal to fruity.
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Google Duo video call app: HowGoogle is going after FaceTime and WhatsApp and other video-calling apps with its own solution called Duo.Duo is free to use and enables 1-to-1 video and voice calls. It relies on your number, lets... you reach people in your phone's contacts list, offers...
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Animation reveals the progressAs NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter completed its 50,000th orbit, the agency has revealed a stunning new animation that shows how the observations accumulated.
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Here's Our First Look at theIt's live-action and it's really happening.
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Galaxy S8 Plus specs vs. LGSee how Samsung's newest (and largest) phone compares to the competition.
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Study: Early Americas girlMore details have emerged about one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas, a young woman nicknamed "Naia" whose nearly complete skeleton was discovered in 2007 in a water-filled... cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
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Genius! Albert EinsteinHundreds dressed like the famous scientist meet to break a record you didn't know existed and honor his brainy legacy.
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Will VPNs protect yourAfter US lawmakers voted to end online privacy rules, people are looking for ways to hide their browsing histories.
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How to Get Through EuropeanYou've probably heard of Global Entry as a faster way to get through customs, but it only works when you're coming back into the U.S. of course. Luckily, the U.S. isn't the only country that has a... program aimed at making customs go more quickly--some European countries do, too.
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'Pooper-scooper' droneA Dutch startup has unveiled its weapon against dog poo in the Netherlands - drones. An aerial drone locates the feces with thermal technology and a ground robot scoops it up.
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Tasman Global Access sees the light An NZ$100 million submarine cable has given New Zealanders a bit more diversity in their connections to the outside world....
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SpaceX plans to fly a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday using a previously flown first stage, a historic step in the company's push to lower launch costs
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Apple's latest operating system update, iOS 10.3, has arrived; here's what you should know before selecting "Install"
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Here's how much the Galaxy S8Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally been announced, how much does it cost?
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Rover.com acquires SantaLast fall, Aaron Hirschhorn was telling investors that his Santa Monica start-up DogVacay had quarterly sales that tripled compared with a year earlier, had profits well in sight and had grand ideas... for new features. But one big challenge lingered: DogVacay's main rival in pet-setting and dog-walking...
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The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus'The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus' displays will have a default Full HD+ resolution out of the box, but you can change it to full WQHD+ resolution.
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FCC stops federal approval ofWhen FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access suddenly... seemed uncertain. Now, nearly two months later, Cha...
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On the heels of Congress's recent rollback of the FCC's privacy rules, some web-goers had a clever idea: why not buy Congress's web history? The privacy rules were set to protect against service... providers like Comcast and Verizon using customer web-browsing data for marketing purposes. Now that the rules are gone, there's nothing stopping those providers from using your browsing data for targeted advertising. To be clear, you can't do this The move has enraged web privacy advocates, and a new crop of GoFundMe campaigns (including one campaign launched by Supernatural star Misha Collins) has seized on an unexpected method of revenge: buying politicians' web histories one by one and publishing them for all to see. One campaign describes...
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Lawmakers sacrificed yourAn activist is pissed about Congress' efforts to roll back internet privacy rules. And he's got a sly plan for revenge.
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Environmental groups fileEnvironmental groups and an American Indian tribe have filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's plans to roll back U.S. efforts to curb global warming
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Finite Light -- Why We Always Look Back In Time

Universe Today - 30 Mar 2017 00:32
Finite Light -- Why We AlwaysLight's finite speed make all gazing a ride in a time machine. Only a photon truly lives in the moment. The post Finite Light — Why We Always Look Back In Time appeared first on Universe Today.
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Samsung will try to revamp itsSamsung looks to move on from its disastrous Note 7 with the new Galaxy S8. Video provided by Newsy        
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The Galaxy S8's new 'InfinityOn the Galaxy S8, your Always-On Display, lock screen and home screen seamlessly flow into each other. In the various online leaks leading up to the Samsung Galaxy S8 announcement, we got to see... glimpses of the phone's new lock screen, home screen and always-on display, and it always seemed like there was something new going on with the way the GS8 handled the interaction between these three screens. Android has had animated home screens and lock screens for years, thanks to the Live Wallpapers feature, but the GS8 takes this a step further with its new Infinity Wallpapers. And they're actually pretty neat. A three-in-one live wallpaper pack for each of the GS8's main screens. Infinity Wallpapers live in the Samsung Themes app, and they package three different live wallpapers together as...
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Head of Apple Mail TerryTerry Blanchard, who led the engineering and QA teams for Apple Mail since 2011, is moving on. He's not going far though. Terry will still manage an email team, but it's for the Spark email app owned... by Readdle. Andrew Orr tells us what this could mean for the future of Apple Mail.
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Cubano sandwiches and life asAlso topping the charts this week is a video that answers that pressing question: Which is more dangerous, a wood splinter or a glass one?
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Tech dragon cleared after admitting to sanction violations The US Department of Commerce has scrapped trade restrictions that left Chinese tech monster ZTE unable to import components from America....
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Sanbot is the Jill of all trades

PC World - 30 Mar 2017 00:18
Sanbot is the Jill of allNeed a teacher, airport guide, care taker, and customs control officer all in one? Sanbot has you covered. Standing at just under 3 feet tall with big cartoon eyes and flipper arms, Sanbot looks more... helpless than helpful, but don't let that cute appearance fool you. Sanbot is packed with features to help "her" get the job done. First off...sensors. Sanbot has 14 of them scattered throughout its three foot frame. Many of these are touch sensitive, allowing the robotic lady to respond with human-like emotion to a particular tap. Seven microphones along with IBM Watson smarts help Sanbot to react to voice commands and localize a speaker's direction. In addition to voice commands, users can tap the bot's HD screen or use an Android phone to make it do things like dance or project a...
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Deadspin LaVar Ball Is A Great Showman And An Unabashed Dickhead | Gizmodo How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP | Jezebel No More Wedding Gifts | The Root Sean Spicer, Joe Walsh... and Bill O'Reilly: Your Hatred for Black Women Is Showing |
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Wells Fargo settles lawsuitThe settlement stems from a filing in May 2015, 16 months before the bank agreed to pay $185 million in penalties to settle regulatory charges.        
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After Best Picture debacle,We're still cringing over the 2017 Oscars' Best Picture debacle, but we should be spared such chaos in the future. The Academy has revealed its plans to avoid such mix-ups going forward. The post... After Best Picture debacle, Academy has new plan to prevent more Oscars mix-ups appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Android apps will generateOn its own, the Google Play Store still trails behind Apple's App Store. This is a fun piece of news in the midst of all the Samsung smartphone craziness. App Annie, an app store analytics platform,... is predicting that iOS will fall behind Android in revenue generated by mobile apps this year. The estimate includes third-party app stores compatible with Android, like the Amazon App Store and Samsung's Galaxy Apps. The Google Play Store is expected to generate $42 billion, while Android's other third-party app stores will collectively earn $36 billion. Apple's iOS App Store will generate $60 billion. When the Google Play Store is pitted solo against Apple's App Store, Apple comes out on top. It's expected to maintain this lead well into 2021 by $20 billion, despite the exponentially growing...
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After a disappointing post-iPad-announcement week, we’re already seeing the first discount on the new iPad. You’ll find that, plus a huge gift card with an iPhone 7 and more, in this week’s grab... bag of the best Apple bargains. Week’s best Apple deals New iPads at B&H Photo-Video from $319 Last week, we lamented the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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Robots finally make themselvesDomino's Pizza has announced that, from this summer, customers in certain parts of Europe will be able to have piping hot pizza delivered to their door by robot. Quick: There's still time for you to... move there! The post Robots finally make themselves useful, will deliver Domino’s pizza in Europe appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Intel is keeping Moore's LawAnd the company wants to change how process nodes are named.
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REI takes on big-name brandsREI joins the ranks of high-end competitors with the redesigned Magma sleeping bag, its best warmth-to-weight ratio product on the market to date. Furthermore, it costs a fraction of the price of its... competitors. The post REI takes on big-name brands with its redesigned Magma sleeping bag appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Asus UX370 Windows 10 2-in-1The Asus Zenbook Flip UX370, an upcoming Windows 10 2-in-1 device that would replace the UX360, appears to have entered the FCC certification process and some interesting information has been... uncovered. The post Asus UX370 Windows 10 2-in-1 details leak out in FCC certification process appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Want to Experiment With anUnder macOS Sierra 10.12.4, you know have limited support for an APFS drive. You won’t find the option to create one in Disk Utility, but Jeff Butts is here to demonstrate how to get the APFS drive... created and mounted using Terminal and the diskutil command.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8 PlusSamsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced back in 2015, taking things to a whole new level for Samsung in terms of design, especially in the case of the edge model. They were the first to... offer a more premium design with their glass and...
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Cook My Meat Helps You CookIf you've ever prepared a steak and wished you could see what the meat actually looked like on the inside before you cut into it, Cook My Meat can offer a glimpse.
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Completely insane architectsWords like "insane," "crazy," and "nuts" get thrown around a lot -- I use them more than my fair share, if I'm being honest -- but a New York design group just revealed plans for a new type of... skyscraper that really can't be described any other way. Their plan is to construct a huge structure on the surface of an asteroid and, believe it or not, that's probably the most rational part of the proposal. Clouds Architecture Office is the firm that wants to build the massive skyscraper, which it calls Analemma Tower. The structure, which at this point is completely conceptual and likely completely impossible, would require that an asteroid be captured and brought into near-Earth orbit. With anchor points on the asteroid, the building is designed to -- this is the part where things go completely...
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Insider Threat Fear GreaterMore than half of security pros say insider threat incidents have become more frequent in the past 12 months.
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 is theYou didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip... that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wi...
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