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This Parody Account Launched@TrumpDraws is the hero we need right now
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Trump's next immigration orderPresident Donald Trump's Muslim ban is wreaking havoc at airports across the country, but the administration still won't take any action to fix it in spite of all the negative feedback it's received... over the weekend. Judges, high-ranking Republicans, movie stars, and tech companies have expressed their concern with Trump's ban over the last few days. But Trump is still defending his executive orders, and the Trump administration is working on a new immigration-related order that might deliver a blow to American tech innovation. According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, Trump is looking to make it harder for companies including Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many others, to hire talent from other countries. But these aren't the only tech companies that might be affected by the...
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Sigma sd Quattro H Review

Photography Blog - 6 Feb 2017 16:10
Sigma sd Quattro H ReviewThe Sigma sd Quattro H is a new compact system camera featuring an intriguing 51 megapixel APS-C sensor from Foveon. Read our in-depth Sigma sd Quattro H review to find out what this unique mirrorless... camera is capable of... Read the review »
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Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds

The New Yorker - 20 Feb 2017 06:00
In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a... random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones.
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Here Are The Most AttractiveA team of psychologists from the United Kingdom studied what could be the best dance moves for women. Their interest in the subject was piqued by the role of dance in human courtship rituals and... mating.
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Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on Photos

Photography Blog - 15 Feb 2017 06:03
Canon EVF-DC2 Hands-on PhotosA gallery of hands-on photos of the Canon EVF-DC2 electronic viewfinder.
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Facebook just made yourIn its ongoing quest to become the only service you need in your life, Facebook is giving mobile and desktop users the ability to check their local weather forecast at any time. The feature began... rolling out on Wednesday, and you can find it in the News Feed on your computer or in the section of the mobile app where you can find "Friends," "Groups," "Events," and "Pages." When you access the Weather section, you'll be greeted to an hourly and five-day forecast powered by Weather.com. There's also a graphic at the top of the page reflecting the current conditions in your area, so those of us currently suffering through the winter storm in the Northeast will be greeted by a snowy scene. As TechCrunch notes, Facebook rolled out "weather greetings" in the News Feed last year, giving users a...
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Elusive white dwarf pulsarAfter searching since the 1960s, astronomers have finally found the hypothesised white dwarf pulsar.
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In what considered to be the largest system hack in the country's history and a massive attack on the financial sector, several banks in Poland have been infected with malware. What's surprising? The... source of the malware infection is their own financial regulator, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) -- which, ironically, is meant to keep an eye out for the safety and security of
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Air Force considering takingThe Air Force is considering taking over an existing geostationary orbit weather satellite operated by NOAA to help fill a gap in coverage over the Indian Ocean. SpaceNews.com
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World's First EverRoborace, the first self-driving car race, was held last Feb. 18 at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. One of the participating automated vehicles called Devbots crashed itself on a barrier.
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A Region On Mars With RecentCurving wriggles seen in sand dunes on Earth and formed by the recent ebb and flow of water have just been found on Mars. The post A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention... appeared first on Universe Today.
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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 takeAt 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another... first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off...
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iPhone 8 Specs Rumors: AppleThe latest iPhone 8 specs rumor suggests that the upcoming version of Apple's smartphone will have a 3D sensor for facial recognition. Here's what we know so far.
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How to switch from Mac to PC,After nearly 20 years as a Mac user, I'm switching to a Windows PC--and I'm bringing you along for the ride. In this series, my personal journey from Mac to PC will be your guide to the fundamentals... of venturing forth from Apple's walled garden to the vast, teeming, and sometimes confusing world of Windows 10 computers. The topics I'm covering will include: How to choose a laptop from hundreds of possibilities What software to use in place of MacOS-only favorites How your iPhone, iPad, and the rest of Apple's ecosystem can still fit in Welcome to the vast world of PC gaming What it's like in PC-land, and whether I'd return to the Mac Desperate times Despair drove me to switch from a Mac to a PC. I've used Apple computers since college, starting with a boxy, wee Apple Mac Classic II in a...
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Old drug gets an absurd priceMartin Shkreli doesn't have a monopoly on jacking up drug prices. Marathon Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for an old drug used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, deflazacort, and in the... process has raised the price to ridiculously high...
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Data shows a downwardIt’s clear Republicans hitched their wagon to a demographic they have successfully exploited at historic levels the last couple of decades. Yet in doing that they’ve still lost six of the last... seven popular votes, and as the data shows they’ve now pretty much run out of white evangelicals to add to the mix.
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Photo of Magic Leap ARIn December, a report by The Information indicated that well-funded startup Magic Leap wasn't nearly as close to producing its vaunted augmented reality headset as demo reels had suggested. CEO Rony... Abovitz responded by claiming it had completed a "P...
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In the era of misinformation and fake news, a new study explores whether news consumers are actually paying attention to their sources
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Ecuador Can't Wait for AdultEcuador is extremely ready for its adult son and growing annoyance, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, to move of out of the country's London embassy--like as soon as possible.
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Scientists from MIT and their colleagues have estimated the lifetime of the solar nebula -- a key stage during which much of the solar system evolution took shape....
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Algae survived 16 months inAlgae can survive exposure in space for a long duration of time, according to the results of a relatively recent experiment aboard (sort of) the International Space Station. The results have been... described as 'astonishing,' with researchers finding that despite exposure to the vacuum of space, extreme temperature changes, and both UV and cosmic radiation, the algae was able to …
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Apple patents wearable batteryApple might be looking for a new way to improve the Watch 2 battery life, if a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this month is to be believed. The patent shows two possible... designs for a wearable battery charger, one that is embedded into the wristband and another that sits underneath...
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YouTube 'Bug' Has BeenThe trolls over on 4Chan's politics board noticed a curious YouTube glitch this week that allowed them to drive down subscriber numbers on any channel their tiny hearts desired. Today, the Team... YouTube Twitter account announced that uh, yeah, there's a bad bug rapidly dropping subscriber counts.
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NASA figured out how to makeThere's a reason why we're focused on colonizing Mars rather than Venus: the latter is absolutely inhospitable. Its atmosphere is 96 percent carbon dioxide and in terms of pressure, 92 times stronger... than Earth's. That's not counting the fact that th...
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