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4 May 2016 - Global
IBM Just Put A QuantumIBM just opened up access to one of its 5-qubit quantum processors for anyone to use by connecting it to the cloud. Here's what it means for quantum research--and IBM's top-line in years to come.
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New Adblock Plus service letsAdblock Plus says it wants to "revolutionize Web monetization" with a new service that lets its users tip the sites they visit most, allowing publishers to rely less heavily on ad revenue. The post... New Adblock Plus service lets you tip the sites you visit most appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple hires ex-Google X andYoky Matsuoka has moved to Apple to work on the company's health products.
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Philips debuts a new 43-inch,Likely ideal for anyone that's looking for a new monitor for productivity reasons, Philips has released a 43-inch monitor that offers 4K Ultra HD resolution as well as the ability to display from... mulitple devices. The post Philips debuts a new 43-inch, 4K Ultra HD computer monitor appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Astronomers discover three Astronomers are getting closer to finding Earth’s twin in the universe. NASA announced that three planets with sizes and temperatures similar to Earth and Venus have been discovered orbiting... around an ultra-cool dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. While astronomers believe there are many billions of planets in the universe, only 1,966 exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) have…
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Why Instagram Paid Out $10,000The boy found a serious hole in Instagram's comments mechanism
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Asia's mobile-first economy Asia-Pacific leads the global digital infrastructure as home to half of the world’s mobile phone subscribers and the largest number of wireless Internet connections. However, the region also has... historically attracted less than one-third of global mobile marketing spend — making its role in the digital economy largely underrepresented amongst its western counterparts.
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Longtime Microsoft blogger:Windows 10 has been a welcome hit for Microsoft, especially after the massive debacle that was Windows 8. Despite this, it's an open question of whether Microsoft is set up over the long haul to do... well as a platform provider. Longtime Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott writes that iOS and Android have been improving to such an extent as computing platforms that Windows may be a dead platform walking. FROM EARLIER: Top Apple observer warns of 'alarming' signs for iPhone sales "This is a potential extinction moment, with Android and iOS playing the role of the asteroid that is hurtling to earth to kill off the Windows dinosaurs," he writes. "And if you think PCs are a small part of personal computing today, it's only going to get worse a few years down the road as an entire generation of...
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GoPro releases free apps to make editing more fun

Digital Trends - 4 May 2016 04:34
GoPro releases free apps toGoPro has released two free editing apps a couple of months after it bought the startups that created them. Effectively a relaunch, the apps - Quik and Splice - aim to offer GoPro users a fast, fun,... and easy way to edit their action-cam footage. The post GoPro releases free apps to make editing more fun appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Video shows the massive sizeWhat's the biggest weapon in America's arsenal? And what's the smallest device that can be used in combat? What about everything in between these extremes? A neat video answers these questions by... showing us the impressive U.S. military arsenal, complete with official names, sizes, and drawings. And, before you ask, everything gets compared to a regular U.S. soldier as well. DON'T MISS: 300 free wallpapers that will breathe new life into your iPhone (or Android phone) In just over two minutes, YouTube channel MetaBallStudios takes us through a virtual tour of various weapons that may be employed by the various branches of the U.S. military. From the tiny .45 caliber bullet which you can't even see in the image above, and going all the way up to the largest aircraft carrier in the Navy, the...
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We learned this morning that Google plans to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies with Fiat Chrysler, but only because initial talks with General Motors fell through--for the exact... same reason BMW and Daimler backed out of a deal to help Apple with their its vehicle development. So what's going on?
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Chinese court rules Apple hasApple now has to share the trademark for the word “iPhone” with a handbag and leather goods maker – at least in China. As reported by Quartz (via the Chinese-based Legal Daily), the Beijing... Municipal Higher People’s Court of Final Appeal ruled against Apple in a recent lawsuit. SEE ALSO: Apple CEO to Wall Street: Rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated Apple was battling Beijing-based Xintong Tiandi, which sells leather goods like smartphone cases and handbags under the name “IPHONE.” The lawsuit – which was settled in Xintong Tiandi Technology’s favor – actually dates all the way back to 2012.
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Apple's best hope in India isApple's iPhone sales might be slowing down in the rest of the world, but they grew by a phenomenal 56% in India last quarter, one of the few bright spots in Apple's otherwise "dismal" earnings. No... wonder then Apple has big plans for the world's fastest-growing smartphone market, that includes setting up its stores and selling refurbished iPhones (or is that iPhone devices?) in the country. But it is likely going to be a steep uphill climb. See also: A first look at Liam: Apple's massive robot that takes apart old iPhones While Apple might have received the nod from the Indian government to open its retail stores in India, its plans to sell refurbished iPhones are encountering serious resistance from the Mobile and Communications Council, a newly formed industry body comprising smartphone...
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Apple Snags 10% of Time's 50Time published its list of The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time, and Apple snagged 10 percent of the list with five devices: iPhone (#1), Macintosh (#3), iPod (#9), iPad (#25), and iBook (!!)... (#38). Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on what was included, what wasn't included, and some of the non-Apple products, too.
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We're taking a look at the newCome ask a few questions and get a closer look at Acer's latest Chromebook. Acer has a brand new Chromebook 14 out that packs a metal body, 1080p display and some solid specs -- and you aren't alone... if you think it's in contention to be your next Chromebook purchase. Now this isn't the enterprise-focused "for work" model, but it's still pretty darn impressive in its own right. We've been just as excited to get our hands on one as you have (stock has come and gone at online stores), and now we finally have the Chromebook 14 here to spend a proper amount of time with it. And as we kick off our review period -- and to see where it fits in our hierarchy of top Chromebooks -- we're going to do a Facebook Live video tomorrow to answer some questions and give you a tour around the laptop. So be...
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GIPHY Keys, the GIF keyboard,The GIPHY Keys keyboard has arrived on iOS, giving iPhone users a simple and sleek way to send just about any GIF their heart desires...regardless of what app they're in. If you've ever used GIPHY on... Facebook Messenger, you already know how it works -- type a word and scroll through the resulting GIFs. Tap the one you want and …
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Australia will use herpes toCarp, a pest fish in Australia, will be facing an epidemic sometime around 2018, at least if the Australian government follows through with a newly announced plan. The nation's deputy prime minister... has announced "carpageddon," a program that will use a herpes virus to eradicate the European carp and, hopefully, make it possible for native species to better thrive in …
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Anonymous begins month-longThe hacking collective targeted the Central Bank of Greece's website on Tuesday with a DDoS attack.
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Scott McNealy is stepping downThe former Sun Microsystems chief has been quietly running a Colorado-based social marketing company.
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Why Does Canada Still Allow"There are more and more bears," one Inuit rep said.
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New Qualcomm SDK To Bring DeepQualcomm Inc. is poised to release a new SDK called the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine. It will bring deep learning capabilities to smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor.
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Purism CTO: The day I hacked"If I can hack my lights I can probably do the same for my neighbour's room..."
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Microsoft Acquires Solair ToMicrosoft acquires Italian company Solair in a move that would allow the latter's technology to be folded into the growing Azure IoT ecosystem. Businesses in any industry can take advantage of using... IoT for increased efficiency and profit opportunity.
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Twitter Rolls Out New ConnectTwitter launched a Connect tab to help users easily find accounts to follow. The new Connect tab appears on the top left corner of the Twitter feed.
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Johnson & Johnson Faces MoreJohnson & Johnson is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of ignoring studies that link its baby powder to ovarian cancer. The cases highlight the talc and ovarian cancer link - and how the company... allegedly failed to warn consumers.
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Trumped!

Re/code - 4 May 2016 12:29
Trumped!California is what stands between Trump and sealing the deal.
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Instagram Launches SwipeableInstagram recently rolled out a treat for advertisers in the form of Carousel Video Ads. Marketers will use the new tool to increase users' engagement by synergizing photos and videos in their ads.
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Kindle Oasis review

Digital Trends - 4 May 2016 12:15
Kindle Oasis reviewAmazon's Kindle Oasis is the slimmest, lightest, and most radical ebook reader we've ever used. Is it worth the $290 price tag? Read our review to find out. The post Kindle Oasis review appeared first... on Digital Trends.
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Opera brings built-inOpera users will now be able to opt out of seeing ads as they browse the Internet, from within the software's native settings menu.
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Google parent Alphabet joinsThe partnership will also help Alphabet to develop larger passenger vehicles
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Watch live as NOAA exploresThe Marianas Trench is full of secrets. A 69-day expedition is underway to study the ecosystem of the region as well as to map the areas surrounding the trench itself, and you can watch it all on a... live stream, courtesy of NOAA. The post Watch live as NOAA explores the Marianas Trench with robotic submarines appeared first on Digital Trends.
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You can now pay someone elseThe startup GetHuman offers to handle customer service calls for $5 to $25 a pop.
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Email Overload And The FutureBased on its recent experience using Oracle-based process and document cloud services internally, along with its work with clients implementing cloud services, Mythics learned how the cloud will... change what customers need from system integrators.
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Life on Mars Will Have aWhy the agency is sending a souped-up version of Curiosity to Mars.
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Instagram is stuffing evenGet ready for even more ads on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is allowing brands to add videos, alongside photos, to its horizontal carousels. Meaning the scrollable adverts on your feed could last... up to five minutes. The post Instagram is stuffing even more ads onto its app in the form of video carousels appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Microsoft acquires Solair toSolair expected to enhance Microsoft's IoT offering for the enterprise
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Side bezels? The UlefoneRecently announced by Chinese company Ulefone, the Future certainly lives up to its name with the inclusion of a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor. The phone will be available for purchase... later this month. The post Side bezels? The Ulefone Future doesn’t know the meaning of those words appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The 5 best Internet of ThingsThese presentations will warm you up for Computing's IoT Business Summit 2016 in May
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HPE sees cloud security andHPE's chief technologist of SMBs, Marcus Bentley, suggests SMBs need the 'imagination' to pick services that suit them
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Don't expect to download AngryWith the conversation of privacy increasingly pushing itself into the national spotlight, the UnaPhone Zenith is the latest privacy-focused smartphone to hit the market, but don't expect to download... any third-party apps for it. The post Don’t expect to download Angry Birds (or anything else) on the UnaPhone Zenith appeared first on Digital Trends.
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LG reinstates the G5's mostLG decided to forgo the familiar app drawer feature on the G5, leaving Android looking a little like iOS with home screens filled with app icons. Now, in a software update, the feature has been... reinstated. The post LG reinstates the G5’s most controversial missing Android feature appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Snapchat's custom geofiltersSnapchat's custom geofilters are being purchased by the thousands every week by users looking to mark a special occasion with their very own designs. This despite the fact that filters can cost up to... thousands of dollars. The post Snapchat's custom geofilters prove huge success with users snapping special events appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Is YouTube Getting A MajorGoogle appears to be testing a new material design interface for YouTube's website. The look is cleaner, less cluttered and makes finding content a lot easier.
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Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: How toMicrosoft has announced the time and date for its annual pre-E3 media briefing in Los Angeles. It is traditionally the first to host its press conference on the Monday before the show opens, requiring... the world's games press to queue for entry early...
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Model progress of Proba-3

ESA - 4 May 2016 11:05
Model progress of Proba-3Technology image of the week: the design evolution of ESA's Proba-3 double satellite mission shown by this trio of 3D-printed models
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Researchers Are Working toAs the Japanese population shrinks, researchers are investing hopes in an automated workforce.
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Star Wars Holochess is comingThat game of Holochess in Star Wars: A New Hope and now The Force Awakens, is famous as one of the most iconic holographic experiences. It's creator, Phil Tippett, is working to make that a reality... called HoloGrid. The game is set to work like a card-based...
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How much does it cost toA couple things to keep in mind when planning out your Android app's budget
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Report: WhatsApp to launchA new report suggests that the next version of the world's most popular messaging application will include voicemail and callback capabilities
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Facebook pays a 10-year-oldThe latest recipient of Facebook's bug bounty program was 10-year-old Jani from Finland.
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Google lets you explore RioWhether you're heading to the Rio Olympics in person or just curious to find out more about the event, Google Maps is now offering enhanced maps for 25 of the indoor venues and 12 outdoor venues in... and around Rio de Janeiro. The post Google lets you explore Rio Olympic venues with ‘enhanced’ maps appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nextbit Robin phone comes toThe Nextbit Robin, the Android-powered smartphone with a focus on storing unnecessary content in the cloud instead of locally, has landed on Amazon, giving those who missed the successful $1.36... million Kickstarter a chance to pick one up. And there's a great incentive to buy it on Amazon too: it's available for $100 off the regular asking price, but only …
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HTC Petra / One WearThe idea of HTC launching a wearable has been kicking about for some time now. Whether these rumours are wishful thinking or whether they have any truth behind them remains to be seen though. That... might all be about to change however as the rumours and...
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Biz tells Reg reader his email was 'full of attitude', adds 'price increase was only 340%' A Reg reader has passed on the most beautiful email exchange we've seen this year, between himself and backup... business Monster Cloud, after the company suddenly bumped up its prices mid-contract....
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Our first May the FourthThis will be the first May the Fourth since one of the most iconic legends of the Star Wars universe died, and CNET's Tania Gonzalez wants a big virtual hug from fellow fans.
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For decades, quantum computing has been the preserve of research labs. But now IBM has made its working prototype quantum computer accessible via the internet--and literally anyone can use it.
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What Is The New Sharp RobotJapanese electronics giant Sharp just launched RoBoHon, a combined robot and smart phone. The telecommunication gadget comes with a whopping price tag of 198,000 Yen ($1800). Sharp expects to sell... 5,000 units a month.
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Meet the next sport of theDecked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets... out a collective "Whoa!" as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying.
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Uber prints 15,000 emails,Uber wasn't happy with recent changes to ridesharing laws in Australia. So it did what any multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley company would do.
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And you think you've had tough remote support jobs Waking up to a phone call in the wee small hours of the morning are never good. It's usually a wrong number, a drunk ex wanting to talk, or the news... that someone has died....
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Quantum information science and technology has emerged as a new paradigm for dramatically faster computation and secure communication in the 21st century. At the heart of any quantum system is the... most basic building block, the quantum bit or qbit, which carries the quantum information that can be transferred and processed (this is the quantum analogue of the bit used in current information systems). The most promising carrier qbit for ultimately fast, long distance quantum information transfer is the photon, the quantum unit of light.
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Apple Pencil patent hints nextThe latest news in Apple product patents comes in the form of an older filing for the stylus known as the Apple Pencil. While the patent was filed back in 2012, it includes details on several features... that may make their way into the next generation of the iPad drawing accessory, including interchangeable tips to simulate different writing/drawing tools, as …
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Lost: One Scality CMO

The Register - 4 May 2016 09:20
Syed Hoda ejects less than four months in post Syed Hoda is Chief Marketing Officer at Sight Machine. No surprise there, except that he was CMO at object storage software startup Scality, joining in... December last year, and leaving in April this year. That's a CMO stint of just three months, signalling a sudden and deep misfit between person and post....
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Iphone can be a handbag,A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a case it brought against a small maker of "iphone"-branded leather goods, state media reported.
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Apple gets Google X labApple confirmed Tuesday that it has hired robotics star and Google X lab co-founder Yoky Matsuoka to work on health projects.
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Two weeks shy of Google detailing the next big revision of Android at its annual developer conference, the current Android version is still struggling to make its way out to devices. Android 6.0... Marshmallow is currently running on just 7.5 percent of active Android devices that have access to the Google Play Store. The rest of the field is dominated by 2014's Android Lollipop at 35.6 percent, 2013's KitKat at 32.5 percent, and 2012's Jelly Bean at 20.1 percent. 2011's Ice Cream Sandwich still clings on to a stubborn 2 percent and the immortal Android Gingerbread (version 2.3!) accounts for 2.2 percent of Android smartphones. Looking at Google's OS distribution numbers is a fun walk down memory lane, but it is also a damning indictment...
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Leave the spin to the quibits, please In a troubling development today, IBM demonstrates once again that it just doesn't quite grasp this cloud computing thing at all....
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Opera releases the browserIn March, Opera added native ad blocking to a developer edition of its browser. Now, the company has pushed that feature into general release, dramatically decreasing the load time of web pages at the... expense of the advertising revenues that would normally be driven to the site. Native ad blocking is available both as a browser for Windows PCs and the Opera Mini browser for Android. Blocking ads not only speeds up the overall browsing experience, according to Opera, but can also eliminate a significant chunk of data that must be downloaded by smartphone users to view a Web page.
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May the 4th be with you: BestHappy holiday, Star Wars fans! May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are... you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with...
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Opera's ad blocker comes to Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users. In addition, it is... now also bringing this same feature to mobile, starting with Opera Mini for Android. While ad blocking isn’t exactly without controversy, there can be little doubt that it makes for a faster…
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Back in March, Opera introduced its native ad-blocking feature to developers. Today, the feature is available to everyone -- on desktop and mobile. The company claims that compared to Chrome, browsing... with its native ad-blocking on is 45 percent fast...
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IBM launches quantum computingSoon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be the only semi-average person who can talk a good quantum computing game. On Wednesday, IBM unveiled the world’s first cloud-based quantum... computing experience. Starting today, regular humans will be able to access real quantum computing hardware based in IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, which means virtually anyone can run quantum computing experiments from the comfort of their lab, office or living room couch. An IBM Quantum Computing Lab scientist checks out the Quantum Cloud interface. Behind him is an enlarged image of the 5 quibit quantum processor. Image: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM
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Paul Perez peregrinates outta da picture Dell's CTO for Enterprise, Paul Perez, has left the company....
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Intel exits mobile industry:In shift to the cloud and IoT, the chip maker moves out of the mobile chip game, ending the era of the Atom
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Latest quarter above target with customer count north of 800, we're told We're being told PernixData is encountering funding issues and people have been laid off....
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A Chinese firm is sellingApple's bid to gain exclusive rights to the iPhone name in China has failed after a court threw out its claim. The decision means the Beijing firm at the center of the dispute can continue selling... iPhone-branded bags, phones cases, and other similar items. The post A Chinese firm is selling iPhone-branded bags, and Apple’s not happy about it appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How a Hacker Can Take OverA social engineering expert exposes how easy it's for anyone to take over pre-paid cellphone numbers in the UK.
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Lybrate Releases FacebookIndia-based online doctor consultation platform Lybrate has launched its chatbot for the Facebook Messenger. The chatbot will aid users in getting answers to health-oriented queries as well as feature... health tips and a health quiz.
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NIST readies 'post-quantum' crypto competition

The Register - 4 May 2016 07:56
Are you Shor you want to try this? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defend cryptography against the onslaught of... quantum computers....
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Robotics professor Yoky Matsuoka is lending Apple her expertise, according to Fortune. Matsuoka co-founded X Labs, Google's secretive research facility that developed Glass and the company's... self-driving car. She also used to be Nest's head of techno...
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Apple is no longer the onlyThe American electronics giant loses its exclusive rights to the "IPHONE" trademark in the People's Republic, with Chinese courts siding against it in a recent legal proceeding.
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Are we alone in the universe?By flipping the question of possible alien life to a question of whether we are unique, researchers find it much more likely the universe has seen many civilisations come and go.
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Closed source, open holes Commercial software is riddled with old critical open source flaws that are largely hidden from the eyes of enterprises, according to Black Duck Software....
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Facebook's CEO has taken Brazilian officials to task again for temporarily blocking the messaging service that's the lifeblood of communication in that country.
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Start-ups praise tax law 'triumph'

The Australian - 4 May 2016 07:07
Start-ups praise tax lawNew early-stage start-up investment tax measures pass senate with bipartisan support.
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Tag Team Takes on Tricky Back Trouble

Ivanhoe - 4 May 2016 07:00
NEW YORK CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have back surgery and for a growing number of patients, the operations require fusing bone, or bone grafts, and a... large amount of hardware. With complex spine surgery comes a higher risk of complications, but a new approach may be fixing backs and saving lives.
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I suspect the Germans have an overwrought seven-syllable word for extreme irony, but even they'd have a hard time describing this. The Shenhua Group, the largest coal producer in China, the nation... producing the most coal, is building a giant solar plant.
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But you've already removed it from your servers, haven't you? Microsoft has posted the next step in its deprecation of SHA-1 certificates, but they'll survive for nearly another year....
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If your car wasn't affected by Takata's massive airbag inflater recalls, it might be very shortly. Wall Street Journal tipsters hear that the Japanese firm is planning to recall "at least" 35 million... more airbag inflaters, possibly as soon as this w...
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HTC Desire 830 OfficiallyHTC officially launched Desire 830, the company's latest addition to its midrange lineup of handsets. Built with a 5.5-inch display , the Desire 830 is set to hit the stores in Taiwan on May 6.
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The Dawn of War III trailer isIn the grim darkness of the far future, there is only a trailer for the new game based on Warhammer 40k.
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SpaceX strives to pick up paceSpaceX works toward so-far elusive goal: increasing its pace of rocket launches, landings.          
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Ford turns shipping containersFord built a mobile wind tunnel from shipping containers to test production cars for excessive cabin noise. While traditional wind tunnels occupy entire buildings, this one can be shipped around the... country by truck. The post Ford turns shipping containers into a mobile wind tunnel for vehicle testing appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber's Paytm integration willIf you use Uber in india, you know that the only form of payment currently accepted by the service is Paytm. While it's convenient to use the payment wallet in the country, the service doesn't work... outside of India, which makes hailing an Uber in other countries particularly cumbersome. That's all set to change soon, as Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma announced that the service will be integrated into Uber on a global scale, allowing you to pay for your ride in rupees even when you're abroad. In a statement to The Hindu, Sharma said: By the end of May, Paytm will be able to launch the Uber-Paytm in-app integration feature for its Indian customers so that Indian travellers will be able to pay for their Uber rides outside of India through their Paytm account. The best part about the upcoming...
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IBM's quantum processor comesA quantum computer for the people isn't just a theoretical dream; IBM is trying to make it a reality. IBM has built a quantum processor with five qubits, or quantum bits. Even better, IBM isn't hiding... the quantum processor in its labs -- it will be accessible through the cloud for the public to run experiments and test applications. The goal is to unwrap decades-old mysteries around quantum computers and let people play with the hardware, said Jay Gambetta, manager of quantum computing theory and information at IBM. IBM's qubit processor is significant because it'll be the first quantum hardware accessible to the public, even if only through the cloud. Users will be able to work with qubits, study tutorials, and run simulations, Gambetta said.
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Sharepoint is going mobileSharePoint is going mobile in a big way. Microsoft announced a new app for its content management and collaboration platform on Tuesday, which will give workers a way to access content from their... smartphones and tablets on the go. The app, called SharePoint Mobile, will be coming to iOS by the end of June, and is one of dozens of new features for the platform that Microsoft announced alongside the general availability of SharePoint Server 2016. Other capabilities include redesigned team sites that make it easier to see relevant files that people are working on and a hybrid search functionality that works across cloud and on-premises versions of SharePoint.
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IBM's New Quantum ComputingBefore today, we used the cloud to access greater capability at lower cost. Now, for the first time, anybody can access capabilities that virtually no one--even large firms and sovereign... nations--could before.
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IBM launches quantum computing Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service. It... is a bold and ambitious idea, although still very much a small step in trying to understand quantum computing processing. IBM is allowing interested parties to access a 5 qubit quantum…
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Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric. But by sharing its prototype with the world at large, IBM hopes to change that. The post IBM Is Now Letting Anyone Play With Its Quantum Computer... appeared first on WIRED.
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IBM Wants Everyone to Try a Quantum Computer

The New York Times - 4 May 2016 06:01
The tech giant will offer online tutorials, visual simulations and a gamelike system that will parcel out access to a modest quantum computer.
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Over the last several decades aerodynamic development has become an increasingly important component of the automotive design process. Reducing the force required to push a body through the air has... tangible benefits for fuel efficiency. When done right, it also has a side benefit of reducing the amount of wind noise heard in the cabin while driving. Traditionally, the wind tunnel has been one of the most important tools in this process, but taking a car into a wind tunnel is and expensive and time consuming process so Ford has developed a way to bring the tunnel to the cars.
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"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess." That's Mike Levine, former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and current... CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant. Levine i...
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Semi-autonomous tech couldForget texting. Sex could be the next greatest safety hazard facing our roadways. As semi-autonomous systems like Tesla's Autopilot or Honda Sensing become more prevalent and lull drivers into a false... sense of security, a new form of distracted driving might endanger people on the roads: in-car sex. SEE ALSO: Really, you don't want a steering wheel in your self-driving car "I am predicting that, once computers are doing the driving, there will be a lot more sex in cars," Barrie Kirk of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence told the CBC. You might imagine, this is perhaps the most distracting thing you can do in a car. Accordingly, it could be devastatingly dangerous. Google estimates it takes 17 seconds to respond to an semi-autonomous car's prompts to retake control of the...
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Famed movie artist Phil Tippett's most famous work could soon become a reality: but he's turning to Kickstarter to make it happen. Today Tippett announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to fund... HoloGrid: Monster Battle, a new game based on the iconic holographic chess game from Star Wars (which Tippett designed the stop-motion characters for). The campaign is looking to raise $100,000 to fund development. HoloGrid is being designed as a collaboration between Tippett's studio and HappyGiant, a game developer comprised of veterans from LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and more. "This is our first step into a new world of AR gaming." HoloGrid will utilize a technique known as photogrammetry, which...
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(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists demonstrated a compact, efficient single photon source that can operate on a chip at ambient temperatures. A highly... directional single photon source could lead to compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum information bits for future quantum technological applications. The team is working on a new generation of devices to allow production of single photons straight from the chip into optical fibers, without any additional optical components.
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(University of Bristol) A novel way of synthesizing a promising new antibiotic has been identified by scientists at the University of Bristol. By expressing the genes involved in the production of... pleuromutilin in a different type of fungus, the researchers were able to increase production by more than 2,000 per cent.
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(Umea University) Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at Umeå... University in Sweden have discovered that, when injected into mice, the SOD1 aggregation spreads rapidly leading to ALS. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
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(GYMR) Three-quarters of Americans are concerned about potential eye problems from the sun's ultraviolet rays, yet only 31 percent protect their eyes with sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear... every time they go outside, according to a new nationwide survey released today. The report by The Vision Council, based on a survey of more than 10,000 adults, finds 34 percent of adults have experienced symptoms of prolonged UV exposure, such as eye irritation, trouble seeing, and red or swollen eyes.
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Counting calories

MIT - 4 May 2016 06:00
Counting caloriesMigrants pay more for their home region's cuisine, even when on the edge of malnutrition.
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Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest... battery currently available for the company's new M...
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FAA rules out fast-tracking drone regulations

The Register - 4 May 2016 05:56
No Jeff, Amazon won't get its own drone airspace just yet America's Federal Aviation Authority has ruled out changing low-altitude airspace rules for drones at least until 2019....
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Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 runs into production issues

Android Central - 4 May 2016 05:52
Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 runs intoIt looks like Xiaomi's Mi Band 2 won't be available to consumers this month. CEO Lei Jun shared on Weibo that issues with mass production of the wearable have led to a delay of one month. The tracker... was initially slated to launch alongside the Mi Max phablet and MIUI 8. Xiaomi could still unveil the Mi Band 2 next week, opting to make the fitness tracker available to consumers at a later date. Recent leaks suggest that the Mi Band 2 will feature a display as well as a physical button, with the overall design similar to what we've seen from the first-generation Mi Band. ...
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Sony SRS-XB3 BluetoothSony launched the SRS-XB3 portable Bluetooth wireless speakers in India, which is available in a number of color options. Users can connect their smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled devices to play... music via the Sony speaker.
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Kayako is the white-faced, wide-eyed antagonist of classic Japanese horror movie Ju-on (The Grudge), a malevolent spirit of a murdered woman who kills everyone who steps into her house. She is also --... according to her Instagram account -- a devoted mother to her similarly ghostly son Toshio and a social media fan. A series of filtered pictures show the pair posing in parks, at the breakfast table, and in the garden, each with the same caption -- "aaah... aaah... aaah..." -- famously the only thing the dead Kayako can say. The account was created to promote the upcoming Sadako vs. Kayako movie, a semi-comedy horror that promises to pit two titans of J-horror against each other. In one corner, Sadako, the well-dwelling girl from The Ring; in...
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David Bowie's hauntingly beautiful Blackstar was the artist's final gift to us all, shortly before he died last year. But as it turns out, there was one final surprise hidden in the gatefold cover of... his last LP.
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Half Of All Teens StruggleHalf of teens are addicted to their cell phones, a new study has found. Parents can help their kids combat addiction in various ways, including being a good example and promoting balance of gadget... use.
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If you want a Nextbit Robin and missed its Kickstarter fundraising campaign in 2015, you may want to check out its Amazon listing. The "cloud-first" Android phone that raised over $1.3 million on the... crowdfunding platform, is going on sale starting a...
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On Tuesday night, one of our two major political parties was captured--or rather consumed--by a bigoted quasi-fascist and fraud, a dangerously unstable demagogue. The consequences for America and the... world--if he wins, of course, but maybe even if he loses--are unknowable and perhaps unimaginable. The degree to which, by changing the Republican Party, he will also permanently deform American politics can only be speculated upon, but his primary victory will, decades from now, likely be seen as one of the defining events of 21st century America.
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Lays everyone off again after presidential running mate Cruz ends bid for White House Carly Fiorina's astonishing career trajectory into oblivion remains on target tonight after her bid to be US Vice... President was cut mercifully short....
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Google, Fiat Chrysler toAlphabet's Google Self-Driving Car Project has teamed with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to work directly for the first time with an automaker on developing autonomous vehicles. Under a deal announced... Tuesday, Google said it plans to more than double its fleet of self-driving vehicles with the addition initially of about 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The Internet company said it hopes that the first few minivans will be on the road by year end. In a market that was increasingly appearing as one in which Google and other tech companies would take on the traditional automakers, the deal between Google and FCA involves a collaboration between engineering teams that Google said "will help both teams better understand how to create a fully self-driving car that can take you from A...
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$10 MELLLION thrown in bid to stop XP users clicking phishing links Budget 2016 The Department of Defence will haemorrhage A$122.2 million and the National Innovation and Science Agenda A$38 million... to implement the Federal Government's A$230 Cyber Security Strategy, budget papers reveal....
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FDA Launches $35.7 MillionThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a new health campaign aimed at curbing the use of tobacco among young LGBT adults in the country. The $35.7 million 'This Free Life' program features... four videos that tells about the dangers of smoking to cope with the pressures of coming out.
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Optus EPL deal: too pricey

The Australian - 4 May 2016 04:55
Optus EPL deal: too priceyToo pricey, and too complicated. English football fans are getting a bum deal with Optus’ Premier League subscription packages.
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iPhone tops TIME's list ofTIME Magazine today released its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time and Apple appears on the list more than once. At the top of the list, however, is the iPhone. TIME says the iPhone... is the most influential gadget of all time because of it “fundamentally changed our relationship to computing and information.” more…
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Best browsers for all devices

The Australian - 4 May 2016 04:32
Best browsers for all devicesDoes your slow internet browser make you want to smash your computer/tablet/phone? These tricks will solve the problem.
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A senior Chinese official announced yet another ambitious plan for the space-faring nation at a press conference on Saturday. PLA Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin -- who is also deputy commander of the China... Manned Space Program -- told reporters that China plan...
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Review: Passage To Mars

SpaceRef - 4 May 2016 04:23
"Passage to Mars" is a documentary about a bunch of guys who try to drive across a large frozen stretch of the Northwest Passage. They attempt this feat as an analog for long distance traverses people... will one day attempt...
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Cyclists love to bitch about the unnecessary weight involved with carrying a quality u-lock, but those same riders also really hate having their bikes stolen. So if you could incorporate a red light... into a bike lock, saving a little weight and adding functionality, that really wouldn't be a bad thing.
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New Orleans Drone ShowcaseThis week, innovators and experts in the robotics and drone world will touch down in New Orleans for Xponential 2016.
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TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name... players.
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'Onward Kasich': Ted Cruz exitThe Republican candidate drops out of the presidential race and the Internet drops into comedy mode.
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Dev using Libarchive? Patch and push

The Register - 4 May 2016 04:00
Input validation bug opens code execution vuln The popular Libarchive open source compression library needs an update to cover a code execution vulnerability....
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Apple hires former Nest exec &According to a report from Fortune and her LinkedIn profile, Apple has recently hired former Nest executive and co-founder of Google X Yoky Matsuoka. At Nest, Matsuoka was the head of technology.... According to the report, Matsuoka is joining Apple to help with its health initiatives, including ResearchKit, HealthKit, and CareKit. Matsuoka will report to chief operating officer Jeff Williams who oversees all of the company’s health projects. more…
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At the beginning of March, after Donald Trump's Super Tuesday victories, I went to the Conservative Political Action Conference expecting to see right-wing Republicans in the midst of a frenzied... effort to fend off the short-fingered huckster taking over their party. Instead, I found conservatives starting to resign themselves to a Trump triumph well before it became inevitable. It was obvious then that Never Trump, for all its stalwart Twitter declarations, valiant Internet petitions, and steadfast National Review epistles, was never going to happen. When the time for testing came, Republicans were always going to fall in line.
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Newborn Babies Of Older MomsAlthough having child at older ages is linked to different birth complications, there are still some benefits accompanying it. A new study revealed that people born to older mothers may fare better in... the long run compared with those who were born to younger mothers.
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Tim Cook sees Apple changingCEO tells CNBC's Jim Cramer that one of the ways Apple can change the world is by standing up to "dysfunctional" governments.
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Think about all the sticky, slimy vile stuff you throw away in a given week. Now multiply that level of gross by everybody in your town. Would you want to have to rummage through all that disgusting... detritus to pick out valuable recyclables? Because...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SetMicrosoft will push out the SQL Server 2016 on June 1. Here are the details that you need to know about the latest version of the company's flagship database software.
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With his last major rival conceding defeat, Trump has a clear path to the GOP nomination. The post It's Trump: Cruz Suspends His Campaign After Indiana Loss appeared first on WIRED.
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Amazon gives you yet anotherIf you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber yet, in spite of all the perks Amazon’s service has to offer, then there’s one more thing you need to check out. The retailer has launched a dedicated... site for its Prime Now same-day delivery service called Primenow.com that is available both on desktop and on mobile. The service was available exclusively as a mobile app for almost a year and a half since launch. DON’T MISS: Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents’ Dinner In other words, you’ll be able to go on mobile shopping sprees no matter where you are, while knowing that your precious orders will be delivered in up to two hours from the moment you’ve placed them. Prime Now is free if you’re happy with the two-hour shipping window,...
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I'll prove I'm bitcoin creator

The Australian - 4 May 2016 03:09
I'll prove I'm bitcoin creatorMoving bitcoin mined in first-ever transaction or signing with private key associated with it would offer proof, experts say.
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Pinch hitter: Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel's nights are booked, but it seems that his mornings are free. In an unlikely pairing, the late-night TV host is stepping in to help out Kelly Ripa on May 16 after the departure of Michael... Strahan. The post Pinch hitter: Jimmy Kimmel lines up unexpected guest hosting gig appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Porn studio alleges OntarioAn American adult entertainment studio has snagged an Ontario man and others in a multimillion-dollar claim that a popular porn site pirated many of its videos.
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Will AI kill or cure? The Obama administration says it wants everyone to take a closer look at artificial intelligence with a series of public discussions....
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Snapdragon 820-Powered PicoThe Pico Neo has a different take on a virtual reality headset. Instead of packing all of the VR's components into the headset itself -- such as the processor, storage, RAM and battery -- the Neo... crams all of it into its accompanying controller.
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Nintendo's cat-and-mouse game with homebrew exploits isn't over yet. The gaming giant recently pulled Terry Cavanagh's retro platformer VVVVVV from the 3DS eShop after Shiny Quagsire discovered a way... to use the game to run your own code. It's not a...
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Apple Hires Robotics ExpertShe will help work on the iPhone maker's health initiatives.
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The painstaking ways 'Game ofIt's Tuesday already, which means there's really no excuse for you to keep trying to avoid Game of Thrones spoilers, especially if you've been waiting for months to see whether Jon Snow is alive or... not. The internet was buzzing with Jon Snow all weekend, and every Thrones fan was probably talking about him on Monday. And actor Kit Harington was a huge topic as well, and not just because Jon Snow came back from the dead in episode 2. A video showing the actor apologizing to fans for his dishonesty regarding the fate of his character went viral online, and more details about how Game of Thrones makers kept the secret for ten months became public. DON'T MISS: Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents' Dinner Harington's apology is part of the...
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A little elbow grease goes aGiven the convenience and price of most mechanics, learning how to perform an oil change is now something of a lost art. Follow these simple steps and you'll be able to stay home and save yourself... some money. The post A little elbow grease goes a long way: How to change your car’s oil appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Autonomous cars are coming , and with them comes the promise of a future that's safer and healthier for all. These are the most compelling visual arguments for that future that I've seen yet.
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Batman goes abroad:Gumball 3000 competitor Team Galag has created a Dark Knight-inspired vehicle called the Batmobile 2.0. The two-seater features a carbon-fiber body and is powered by a Lamborghini 5.2-liter V10. The... post Batman goes abroad: Lamborghini-powered Batmobile is running the Gumball 3000 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Takata set to recall 35The action comes on the heels of 28 million cars that have already been impacted by the supplier's recalls.          
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Celo VPN: LifetimeWhether you're looking to safeguard your activity from hackers, government agencies or a nosy significant other, you don't need to break the bank to guarantee security. The highly-rated Celo VPN... provides all the essential tools and encryptions in...
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Data mastery awaits in theNo matter your profession, you can sharpen your resumé by learning SQL, the data skill that enables businesses to efficiently manage large amounts of data. To set you on track for greater success,... The Ultimate SQL Bootcamp will guide you through each...
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In the second and final segment of a rare one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company's core tenets, the recent debate over encryption, his personal legacy... and more.
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Ford welded 2 MustangsFord is showcasing 50 years of automotive innovation with one strange and distinct exhibit. SEE ALSO: Google adds 100 Chrysler hybrid minivans to self-driving fleet Ford and the National Inventors... Hall of Fame Museum in Alexandria, Virginia will unveil Wednesday morning a permanent new display to celebrate 50 years of automotive innovation: a 1965 and a 2015 Mustang fused together lengthwise. The odd creation is part of an exhibit at the museum's Property Power Exhibit that underscores the story and importance of intellectual property. Honestly, though, that message is a bit lost on me. Seems somebody just wanted to cut some 'Stangs in half and find reason to get away with it.
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The Sit-Stand Cubby Workspace

Life Hacker - 4 May 2016 02:00
Maybe you like to sit while you work, or you prefer to stand, or maybe you like the flexibility to do either, the way Jayson S does with this sit/stand workspace. It's situated in a cubby with enough... room to do both, as well as record some podcasts and space to spread out and get work done.
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A precocious youth has won a $10,000 bug bounty from Facebook after he figured out a way to delete other users' comments from Instagram's servers, Mashable reports.
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Missing Downton Abbey? JulianDownton Abbey is over, but fans of the hit series will soon be able to console themselves with creator Julian Fellowes' latest period drama. Amazon has acquired U.S. streaming to the series, Doctor... Thorne. The post Missing Downton Abbey? Julian Fellowes’ new series may fill the void appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Uber wants to use machine learning to predict when a surge of people will be out looking for rides. The intention is to get more cabs on the road before surge pricing would normally kick in. That way,... drivers will be ready and waiting for riders when the surge happens -- and riders won't be stuck waiting around. Here's how Jeff Schneider, the engineering leader of Uber's Advanced Technology Center, put it during a recent data technology conference: "This idea is if you can predict that demand, you get that information out there -- and you get that supply there ready for the demand so the surge pricing never even has to happen," he said, according to NPR. Uber already does this to some extent, but Schneider says that Uber wants "to find...
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Will Google Address Android'sOnce more the start of the month comes round, and Google updates the Android Developer dashboard with the latest percentage shares of each major version of Android on active devices. May's numbers... show Android Marshmallow (the sixth major version of Android) has seen a rise of 2.9 percent from last month to reach 7.5 percent of devices that have accessed the Google Play store over a seven-day period.
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WhatsApp back in Brazil asA higher court overturns a three-day ban of the popular Facebook-owned messaging app.
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Xponential 2016, the world's largest drone convention, is highlighting the way unmanned aircraft systems could change our lives one flight at a time.
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Most Netflix subscribersThis might not come as much of a surprise, but the average Netflix subscriber doesn't have much faith in the future of traditional television. In a recent survey, AllFlicks polled over 3,000 Netflix... users, asking whether or not they thought Netflix could one day replace pay TV altogether. Over 75% said they did.
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Facebook pays 10-year-oldA 10-year-old from Finland recently found a security flaw on Instagram that allowed him to delete any comment on the site. His reward for reporting the flaw? A cool $10,000. Ironically, the youngster... isn't old enough to have an Instagram account. The post Facebook pays 10-year-old $10,000 for finding Instagram security flaw appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'We WantApple CEO Tim Cook spoke with CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer yesterday for a two-part interview covering a wide range of topics. In the second portion of the interview, which aired tonight, Cook... talked about Apple's recent feud with the FBI, what Apple stands for, and who he personally admires. On a question about what Apple stands for and what he's most proud of, Tim Cook said Apple conducts business in a way that's "right and just." He pointed towards the company's environmental efforts, use of renewable energy, focus on human rights, employee shareholder plans, and privacy efforts. "All of these things help us stand for something," he said. "And I think that's what people want." He went on to say that he's proud of the products Apple makes that give customers the ability to do things...
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What It's Like to Be InsideThis powerful short film from Paul Trillo puts the camera behind a man named Terry as we follow him through the streets of New York City. We see everything he sees as he's walking but in a unique... twist in perspective, we also get to hear everything he's thinking too. And he's losing his mind. Every nervous thought, every anxious feeling, every glimpse of paranoia, every passing idea, we get to hear it all and see how it's breaking him down.
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U.S. Space sues Orbital ATKOrbital ATK is facing a lawsuit from its former partner in the ViviSat satellite servicing venture, claiming Orbital improperly shut down the joint venture to pursue the servicing business on its own.... SpaceNews.com
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Optus EPL package $15/month

The Australian - 4 May 2016 01:24
Optus EPL package $15/monthFans of the English Premier League will need to be Optus or Fetch TV customers — and pay an additional $15/month — to watch the 2016/17 season
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Remember that nifty Cycloid Drawing Machine making the internet rounds back in March? Its inventor, Joe Freedman, is back with a smaller, simpler version called the DuoGraph, making it easier than... ever to create pretty swirling patterns reminiscent of Spirograph .
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Moog's new Model 15 app packsNothing can compare to the authentic analog synthesizers of old, but Moog is hoping to bring back the nostalgia in digital form. The synth maker's new app replicates its legendary Model 15 synth right... on your iPad. The post Moog's new Model 15 app packs its $10K synth into the palm of your hand appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Biostar Z170GT7 motherboard review

Digital Trends - 4 May 2016 01:13
Biostar Z170GT7 motherboardWith features and compatibility built for the discerning gamer, the Biostar Z170GT7 is as wallet-friendly as it is attractive. And it's plenty attractive. The post Biostar Z170GT7 motherboard review... appeared first on Digital Trends.
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MetaProp NYC kicks off the If you need (or just want) to get out of the lease on your apartment, a startup called Flip can help you do it — and you might even make money in the process. The company launched back in... December, and now it’s joining as the “anchor startup” for the second class at MetaProp NYC, an accelerator for real estate startups. Flip co-founder and CEO Susannah Vila told me…
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Tim Cook gets personal inAfter focusing on Apple’s second quarter earnings and the subsequent reaction by Wall Street in the first part of his interview on CNBC’s Mad Money, Apple CEO Tim Cook got a little more personal... in part two. During today’s portion of the interview that just aired, Cook talked about his personal motivation for creating products, as well as people he looks up to and more. more…
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What's the difference betweenLegendary director Spike Lee shared stories about the music he has worked with in his career at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy Festival. In those stories, Lee described his experience working with... Prince and Michael Jackson. The post What's the difference between working with Prince and Michael Jackson? Spike Lee explains appeared first on Digital Trends.
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In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple CDO Jony Ive offered his take on the recent Apple-sponsored Met Gala, the intersection of fashion and design, Apple Watch, wearables and more.
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Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where developers know everything there is to know about... accessibility. You design it and they build it... perfectly. In this world, only the design itself can cause people with disabilities to have trouble using a product. ∞ Read this on The Loop
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Welcome to hell: Art from theCheck out these environmental concept artworks from the hotly anticipated new version of Doom, launching May 13 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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Uber surge pricing may soon beGreat news for Uber passengers -- a new report from NPR is claiming that the company is working to end the practice of surge pricing. Specifically, the report claims that Uber sees surge pricing as "a... market failure" and "a problem to be solved" if it's going to continue growing at its current torrid pace. MUST SEE: Watch Tesla's 'Bioweapon Defense Mode' eliminate air pollution in seconds Jeff Schneider, engineering lead at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center, explains to NPR that Uber is working on machine learning capabilities that will make it easier to meet supply with demand and thus offer more predictable rates to riders. Essentially, the algorithms will do a lot of research that human drivers already do today to game out when periods of high demand are about to strike -- so for...
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If you're looking to add a disc sander to your tool collection, and already own a drill press, this clever DIY build is perfect. All you need is a few attachments and some other workshop essentials.
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SpaceX is fond of making technology that looks good, and apparently that extends as far as astronaut gear. Thanks to both a Tested video (at the 12:09 mark) and a recently highlighted Bleep interview,... we now know that well-known costume designer Jose...
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Smart all-in-ones and attractive laptops are the highlights of HP's spring collection.
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Government tips last dollars into NBN

The Register - 4 May 2016 00:57
Shortfall: at least $16.5 billion. Cancellation price: $9.4 billion. Place your bets Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) won't get anywhere near completion before direct government funding... for the project dries up, the 2016 Budget reveals....
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Apple has hired robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka to work on health projects, according to a report from Fortune today. Matsuoka has an impressive resume, having co-founded Google's experimental Google X... lab in 2009 before joining Nest as head of technology. Before that, she was a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where she taught Nest co-founder Matt Rogers. At Apple, Matsuoka is said to be working on the company's various wellness initiatives, including HealthKit, ResearchKit, and the newly announced CareKit. Launched in March, CareKit lets developers create apps for managing personal health and sharing data with physicians. Matsuoka has been a free agent since last year, when she ultimately declined to start a new job at...
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Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans
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Lose Yourself in the Mixing ofWe've seen the space oddity of mixing colors and paint together before. What makes this one especially fun to watch is the soothing sound of the liquids merging and the bubbles popping. It's really... easy to lose track of time when you're watching the colors and shapes go by.
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Video check on LINPACK, HPCG hijinks HPC Blog The first task that students have to perform at the ASC16 Student Cluster Competition is to run the venerable HPL and newish High Performance Conjugate... Gradients (HPCG) benchmarks. High performance Linpack (HPL), also known as LINPACK, is a routine that measures floating point performance and is the basis for the Top500 list....
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Mark Zuckerberg celebrates the Access to WhatsApp has been restored in Brazil, roughly 24 hours after telecom providers began blocking the messaging app in response to a court order. A judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe... ordered local phone carriers to block access to WhatsApp for 72 hours, but his ruling was overturned on appeal.
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Netflix has made a science outScrolling through Netflix's titles seems simple enough, but it turns out the streaming service is employing years of research to grab your attention. Thanks to a company exec's explanation, we now... have a better idea of how it works. The post Netflix has made a science out of influencing your decisions appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Google, Fiat Chrysler team toGoogle and Fiat Chrysler have announced a new deal that will have the Internet giant buying 100 or so plug-in hybrid minivans from the auto maker for its self-driving vehicle program. Google will work... with Fiat Chrysler to integrate its self-driving technology directly into the minivans, which were launched in February. Engineers from both FCA and Google will be teamed …
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(Reuters) - Dating website operator Match Group Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Tuesday, as its popular dating app Tinder attracted more paying users.
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A new study reveals that slightly more acidic seawater is taking a toll on Florida reef sooner than expected
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Verizon worker strike now in its third week

The Register - 4 May 2016 00:41
Disgruntled staff still holding out as stoppage drags on Last month, Verizon staff along with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) decided to go on strike as union and the US telco failed to... agree on a new contract....
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The oil economy will come to an end at some point. This, we know. We don't know too much about the details of that inevitability, such as when it could happen, or what would cause it. Up until now,... most figured it'd be from running out. But according to this video explanation from Bloomberg, the electric car could kill - or at least severely damage - the oil industry sooner than you think.
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Apple Hires Former Nest VP andApple recently hired Nest's former Vice President of Technology to work on health related projects at the company, reports Fortune. Yoky Matsuoka, a well-known robotics expert who co-founded the... Google X experimental project lab, joined Apple after leaving Nest last year. At Nest, she led the development of machine learning algorithms for the Nest Learning Thermostat. At Apple, Matsuoka is working under the company's chief operating officer Jeff Williams, who is in charge of Apple's health initiatives like ResearchKit, HealthKit, and CareKit. Prior to working at Google and Nest, Matsuoka was the director and founder of the University of Washington's Neurobotics Laboratory, focused on building a robot-human system to help individuals who experience strokes, spinal cord injuries, and...
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It didn't take long for GoPro to make use of those mobile video editing apps it acquired back in February. The action camera maker has launched a "mobile creative suite" that, in its initial form,... repurposes Quik and Splice as tools for editing your...
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Feature Shoot has announced five winners in its 2016 Emerging Photographer Awards. Now in its second year, the awards hope to help jumpstart the careers of budding photographers, and entries are... accepted from around the world. The five winners' photos will be exhibited at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn next month. Each winning photographer also receives $500 cash, a Lomo'Instant Montenegro Camera and a Cecilia camera strap. Take a look at some of the winning images above, and learn more about the competition at emergingphotographyawards.com. Press release: Developed: Five Emerging PhotographersOpening: June 2, 2016; 6:00-9:00 PMUnited Photo Industries16 Main St, #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York Spanning the globe and various genres within the medium, Developed: Five...
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Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for... cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found.
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Remember when everyone rejoiced at the arrival of third-party keyboards on iOS, only to realize that the default keyboard doesn't really need fixing? Well! One thing the default keyboard can't do is... insert GIFs into every darn message you send without having to navigate to a different app.
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'IPHONE' Trademark FightAs if cued to prove Carl Icahn's worries about Apple's business in Chain, the company lost a trademark battle with a bag maker over "IPHONE" in that country. A Chinese court ruled that even though... Apple filed its trademark several years before Chinese company Xintong Tiandi did, Apple didn't start selling its iPhone until later, so whatevs. Bryan Chaffin explains.
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Adblock Plus will add a new feature this year that allows its users to automatically tip the websites they visit. Its intention is to "revolutionize web monetization" by getting rid of almost all ads... and instead letting readers pay websites directly. Adblock will also keep some of the money for itself. The new feature is being built in conjunction with Flattr, a service that lets users deposit money and then have that money distributed to websites. Any website that wants to participate has to sign up with Flattr. Flattr and Adblock will keep a combined 10 percent of all revenue passing through its system, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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There's finally a way to getDid you switch from iOS to Android and find yourself missing iMessage? After all, there's a lot to like about Apple's text application that features end-to-end encryption, file transfers, and... cross-platform support - as long as you're using either iOS or Mac. Those Android users who happen to own MacBooks and iMacs will be happy to hear that there's a new app called PieMessage that brings iMessage support to their Android handset. DON'T MISS: Captain America: Civil War's post-credits scenes have been revealed It's not an official application from Apple, so don't get too excited just yet. Instead, we're looking at an open-source project that lets users enjoy an iMessage experience on their Android handset with a twist: The presence of a Mac is needed. The app requires a server to route...
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A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving... lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day.
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Tiny homes turn to the sea inMini-yacht maker unveils floating, self-sustainable pod houseboat idea; also, a Brazilian design company creates Lego-like "Braille Bricks" that teach blind children.
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So today Spotify launched a slightly redesigned version of its iOS app that (thankfully) ditches the overused "hamburger menu" that's become a lazy crutch. The new layout is way more sensible! And as... my colleague Jake says, it's definitely easier to navigate. But there's one glaring problem. Putting the app's most popular sections at the bottom has resulted in the search bar at least feeling like it's been pushed up to an outlandishly high position on the screen. I stand 6'1" and have huge hands, and my thumb could never dream of comfortably hitting that spot. Anyway, who could possibly reach this thing? The moment I opened the app, the difference felt immediate. Maybe nothing moved, but my brain perceived that it had. Navigation is...
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It's official: Google and FiatGoogle wants to take its self-driving cars to the next level. Update: Google has announced it will double its self-driving car fleet with 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The first few... minivans will be on the road by the end of 2016. The...
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You've no doubt heard of organizations clinging to ancient technology to keep their businesses running, but probably nothing like this. A Jalopnik tour has shown that McLaren relies on a roughly... 20-year-old laptop, a variant of Compaq's LTE 5280, to...
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Jony Ive Shares Thoughts onAhead of last night's Apple-sponsored Met Gala, Apple design chief Jony Ive spoke with fashion website Business of Fashion about the "Manus x Machina" theme of the event and accompanying Costume... Institute Exhibition, giving some insight into his thoughts on design and some hints on the future of the Apple Watch. According to Ive, who has had a hand in the creation and design of all of Apple's modern product releases, including the company's first wearable device, the goal of the designer is to solve problems without making the consumer aware of the problem that was solved. In our work, we've always tried to design in a way where you're not aware of the problems that we've had to solve. That's the job of the designer: to solve problems and explore, but not really drag you through what all...
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Google to Get Fiat ChryslerThe partnership will equip 100 vehicles with technology to advance and expand Google's development effort.
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Donald Trump hints that TedTrump cites disputed National Enquirer report, alleging ties to Lee Harvey Oswald.
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The iPhone 7 headphone jackWill Apple's iPhone 7 have a headphone jack? Only Apple knows, but the rumor mill keeps churning with all sorts of theories. The latest: It's staying. But wait till next week and it may be dead again.
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San Francisco city leaders unanimously granted landmark status to a tall, slender pine tree that a San Francisco property owner wants to cut down but that neighbors rallied to save
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Bernie Sanders has been touting his "superior electability" lately, and Michelle Goldberg isn't having it, pointing to many parts of Sanders' past that Republicans would use to slam him in a general... election: past associations with socialist groups that took anti-American positions, fringey beliefs on topics from charity to public school, even some "youthful sex writings." "The Sanderistas appear to believe they were treated unfairly, even viciously, in this primary," Goldberg writes. "In fact, they've been handled incredibly gingerly."
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The best price we've seen forWhen you think of Samsung as a brand, sound bars certainly won't be the first things that come to mind. You'll think of hot Android phones like the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. You'll think of... stunning ultra high-definition televisions with display quality that cannot be matched by any of Samsung's rivals. And so on. But if you're looking for an entry-level sound bar with sound quality that rivals far more expensive options, Samsung should definitely be on your radar. The Samsung HW-K450 2.1 Channel 300 Watt Wireless Audio Soundbar (2016 Model) is our favorite new entry-level sound bar on the market right now, and it's on sale on Amazon for the lowest price we've ever seen. A few highlights from the product description: Length & Power Output: 35-Inch 300 Watt (2.1 Channels)...
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These deep-space engines couldIf humans are ever going to explore deep space, the propulsion chemical rockets we currently use won't cut it.Video provided by Newsy          
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Next Apple Pencil could haveApple could make the next version of Pencil really, really cool. The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro in November. It's a pretty basic input device even though it can... detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing...
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Break out the Pepto-Bismol, because tonight may be the night Donald Trump essentially clinches the Republican nomination for president of the United States. Republicans and Democrats are voting in... Indiana. If the polls are accurate, they'll mostly be voting for Trump and Hillary Clinton. (Hillary has a slight edge over Bernie Sanders; Trump has a big one over Ted Cruz and John Kasich.) Cruz, whose already narrow path to a contested convention victory could disappear on Tuesday, has resorted to increasingly desperate tactics: striking a mutual nonaggression pact with Kasich, naming Carly Fiorina his running mate, decrying Trump as "amoral." We'll soon find out if any of those moves made a difference.
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Ellen Pao among female leadersThe former Reddit chief is one of eight women uniting for Project Include to encourage tech companies to have more inclusive workforces.
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'Dishonored 2' arrives on PS4,Dishonored 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 11, Bethesda has announced. The game will launch worldwide on that day, but before then we'll get some additional looks... at the game, as well as more information that'll be arriving starting May 7 with an exclusive story in 'Game Informer.' The game was first …
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Over a third of households may35 percent of households may own a wearable by this time next year, as people start to see the value in a wearable that can track fitness and give detailed analysis on your workouts. That's a 15... percent gain on current wearable ownership, according to the Consumer Technology Association. In a study published this week,...
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What Launcher do you use on your phone?

Android Central - 4 May 2016 00:00
What Launcher do you use onWhen it comes to customizing the look of your phone, we can't ignore launchers. Whether you use a third-party launcher to make gorgeous themes to show off, or you're just trying to get the app drawer... back that the LG G5 lacks, they are the best way to do it. With so many launchers out in the Google Play Store, it can be hard to decide which one will work best for you. That of course, brings us to this week's poll! We want to know what launcher you use on your phone. We've given you 7 choices in this week's poll: "I use the default launcher on my phone", "Action Launcher 3", "Nova Launcher", "Google Now Launcher", "GO Launcher EX", "Apex Launcher" and "I switch between launchers depending on my theme." What launcher do you use on your phone? Do you basically just avoid launchers? Did we...
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It's fine to describe the responsibilities you had at previous jobs on your resume, but talking about your duties is not nearly as powerful as talking about the specifics of what you actually... accomplished in those roles. Doing that can give your resume a serious boost.
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