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Everything you need to know about Apple’s blowout third quarter

Apple’s third quarter results came out today. They’re pretty good! Or, at least, not bad — and good enough to keep investors happy. Very happy, actually: the stock jumped more than 7%, recovering pretty much all of the value it lost when it reported...
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UK Star Wars producer pleads guilty in incident that broke Harrison Ford’s leg

April 29, Pinewood Studios, UK—Writer/Director/Producer JJ Abrams (top center right) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall...
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Apple sells more iPhones than expected in third quarter

Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone sales fell for the second straight quarter, although the 15 percent drop was less than feared.The company's total revenue dropped 14.6 percent in the third-quarter ended June 25, also declining for the second quarter in a row.Apple said it sold...
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BlackBerry's cheaper DTEK 50 skips the keyboard, but keeps Android - CNET

BlackBerry's head of devices, Alex Thurber. Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET BlackBerry is back with another phone. But does anyone care?The struggling phone maker on Tuesday unveiled the BlackBerry DTEK 50, its second phone powered by Google's Android mobile software. Unlike the company's first Android phone,...
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A cleaner, simpler Google Maps focuses on "actionable info"

Who says you can’t have form and functionality? Google Maps just received a major facelift on desktop, Android, and iOS that’s designed make it much easier to find your way about town. The new changes are rolling out now. The first big change: Google gave...
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Verizon CEO explains that Yahoo purchase as its quarterly revenue dips

Verizon, which has suffered through a weeklong strike and is in the process of buying Yahoo’s core business, reported a mixed set of quarterly financial results on Tuesday. The company reported per-share earnings that were ahead of forecasts, but saw revenue drop more than...
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Google adds spam detection to Phone app for Nexus and Android One phones

Phone spam, unlike its delectable Hawaiian counterpart, is odious beyond measure. You know the drill: an unfamiliar number rings your mobile, and soon you’re being pitched a timeshare off the coast of Tahiti or begged by your alma mater for an athletic booster pledge. It’d...
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The changing face of the Yahoo! homepage, 1996-2006

The changing face of the Yahoo! homepage, 1996-2006 Original linkOriginal author: Alex Arbuckle
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The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

    It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world’s biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar...
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Google Maps update brings cleaner look and new areas of interest

Google spruced up its Maps app on Android and iOS yesterday, as well as its web counterpart, in a bid to make it easier to understand. The updated Google Maps has removed road outlines and changed typography, alterations that Google says make it easier...
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First American to Receive Double Hand Transplant Reveals It Was Unsuccessful

Image: AP Jeff Kepner, the first American to receive a double hand transplant, wishes they could be removed. In an interview with TIME published today he revealed that the transplant was unsuccessful and he has never been able to utilize his hands. “I sit...
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Sarah Silverman to "Bernie or Bust" Crowd: "You're Being Ridiculous"

After giving a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton as a Bernie Sanders supporter, comedian Sarah Silverman went off-script at the Democratic National Convention on Monday to tell chanting Sanders diehards in the crowd they were “being ridiculous.” Then, Silverman and fellow SNL alum Senator Al...
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NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over

2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology....
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August Xbox Live Games With Gold Headlined By WWE 2k16 And Beyond Good And Evil HD

Microsoft has revealed August's lineup for Games With Gold. This month features a variety of genres, including wrestling, platforming, and beat 'em up. Per usual, there will be two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games coming into rotation during the month. Both Xbox...
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Amazon Partners With UK Government To Test Drone Deliveries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from USA Today: [Recent rules from the Federal Aviation Administration mean delivery by drone is years away in the United States, but packages may be winging their way to customers sooner rather than later in the United Kingdom,...
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The Fully Packed Rope Bag

Sometimes, you just want a deep bag you can cram tons of stuff into. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader and design student Ryo Kosaka’s bag. The bag is a Patagonia Linked Pack. Here’s what’s inside: If you have a great go bag with...
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The Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Has Competition

With all the protests, plagiarism allegations, and literal smoke that swirled around the Republican National Convention, it’s easy to forget about the drier parts—like approving the 2016 GOP platform. But you should probably read it, because more than any word salad Duck Dynasty dude or Scott...
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Edge of Desk Organizer

Every day I take the same things out of my pockets and place them on an empty area of my desk. The main issue with this was clutter, but it also led to forgetting things and coins being scattered all over the place. Finally, I...
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Wikileaks Leak Of Turkish Emails Reveals Private Details; Raises Ethical Questions

Last week, we (like many others) reported on the news that Turkey was blocking access to Wikileaks, after the site released approximately 300,000 emails, supposedly from the Turkish government. We've long been defenders of Wikileaks as a media organization, and its right to publish various...
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Free App Of The Moment: Shazam

  Shazam (free) - This is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to instantly identify music that’s playing and see what others are discovering. All for free. And that’s just the beginning: One-tap access...
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Russia is releasing a Pokémon Go clone without Pokémon (or fun)

Pokémon Go is currently taking the world by storm, but not in an official capacity in all regions. Niantic has slowed its global rollout in light of its server issues, but the company might have trouble launching at all in Russia. The government there...
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Nike's latest soccer cleat is its most data-driven shoe yet

It's 30 percent lighter than before, for one, thanks to a new soleplate that Nike overhauled using a proprietary tool called Finite Element Analysis. The FEA system tests traction patterns to build an optimal base for the foot, allowing designers to configure key elements...
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Apple Maps mass transit information for Vancouver, San Diego goes live

  By Mike Wuerthele Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:53 am PT (02:53 pm ET) Apple on Monday added public transit directions for Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego, California for users of the Maps apps on iOS and OS X.Quietly launched today, the data...
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Mystery startup Wonder actually wants to build a phone

Hubris is both the fuel for great disruption, and meteoric failure. Wonder is betting big. The stealth startup funded by Joe Lonsdale’s 8VC, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and actor Kevin Spacey wants to challenge Apple for the high-end phone market. According to sources close...
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Google Maps Gains WiFi-Only Mode, Transit Alerts

People will soon be able to put Google Maps into WiFi mode in order to cut down on cellular data use.Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme? (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google is rolling out several changes to Google Maps...
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Extradition ruling in Lauri Love hacking case set for September

BBC reader comments 1 Briton Lauri Love is expected to learn on September 16 whether a judge will rule in favour of his extradition to the US to face charges of alleged hacking, Westminster Magistrates' Court has heard. According to his legal representative, Love—who...
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Ericsson ousts CEO after poor results

STOCKHOLM Swedish mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson parted company with its chief executive Hans Vestberg on Monday, a move led by major shareholders after a series of disappointing results.Vestberg, who had served longer than his three predecessors, had come under fire in recent months...
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Intel, Kaspersky and Europol join forces to tackle growing ransomware threat

INTEL SECURITY, Kaspersky Lab and Europol have teamed up to launch a new initiative designed to educate people about the threat of ransomware and offer keys that can unlock devices without having to pay the fraudsters. The No More Ransom portal, which also has...
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The Democratic and Republican National Conventions

This month, both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions take place. The Republican Convention has taken place and much to my surprise was full of cacophony and amusing things that may show progressive if they should win the Presidency. The Democratic Convention is taking place...
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Pokemon Go banned in ancient Japanese shrine - CNET

Izumo-taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines, has banned the game just days after its release in Japan.Original linkOriginal author: Rahil Bhagat
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The ‘Campaign of the Selfie’ for the 2016 election

A version of this story was originally published on PetaPixel. I’m a freelance creative director and professional photojournalist. When I’m shooting, I work quite a bit for the boutique picture agency, Polaris Images in New York City, although I do take a lot of...
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Hackers create Safe Skies TSA master key from scratch, release designs

  LinuxSecurity.com: On Saturday evening, during the Eleventh HOPE conference in New York City, three hackers released the final master key used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which opens Safe Skies luggage locks. On Saturday evening, during the Eleventh HOPE conference in New...
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Box office hits and misses: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ beams up a winning weekend

It’s fitting that the latest chapter in one of Hollywood’s greatest sci-fi sagas won the weekend at the box office, given that Comic-Con International — the world’s biggest comic and pop-culture convention — kicked off in San Diego the same day that Star Trek Beyond arrived...
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Terrorists may soon be detained indefinitely in Australia

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed legislation that would allow for convicted terrorists to be held indefinitely in prison. if considered a threat and rejected rehabilitation. The proposed changes to legislation would allow convicted terrorists to be detained in jails for an infinite...
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Hillary Clinton's new mobile app offers real-world rewards to her biggest supporters

Hillary Clinton might be namedropping Pokémon Go on the campaign trail, but she'll also be hoping her supporters have some smartphone battery left for another app — her own. Clinton supporters Hillary for America launched Hillary 2016 on the App Store last night, an app...
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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD emerged as a serious threat to Intel in servers more than a decade ago, but after a series of missteps and bad chips, the company's server business is hanging on by a thread. Now, AMD is rebooting its server chip business with the upcoming...
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Top Republican Lawmaker in Illinois Resigns Over 'Cyber Security Issues'

Image: Getty/ronsandack.org State Rep. Ron Sandack, a top Republican lawmaker in Illinois, announced his resignation when he issued a statement to the political blog Capitol Fax (in a password-protected post) early Sunday evening. According to the Associated Press and the Daily Herald, Sandack resigned...
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Toothpaste Carpet Cleaner

Are you tired of seeing that hunting stain in the middle of the room for every guess can see it? Are wanting to have it be gone but can't afford it. Well there is an easier and cheaper way to clean it. And it is...
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PSA: Xbox One Now Costs Half Of What It Did At Launch

When the Xbox One launched in 2013, it had a hefty price tag of $499 attached to it. Now, while supplies last, Microsoft is offering the 500 GB version of the console for $249 for its summer sale. This price cut marks the lowest...
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The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese at Home

The creamy texture of ricotta cheese makes it perfect for lasagna, flavorful toast, and even dips. Here’s a super simple way to make it at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. This video from the Insider YouTube channel shares an...
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Clinton Camp’s Mobile App Borrows from Sanders’ Strategy

The FBI’s months-long investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails has come to an end. Investigators found that Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information, FBI director James Comey said today. But they do not believe her transgressions warrant criminal charges. Investigators interviewed Clinton for...
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Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

Photo: AP Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, will endorse Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic National Convention, according to a spokesperson, the Associated Press reports. Bloomberg was elected mayor as a Republican. Up until a few months ago there had...
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Transistors Will Stop Shrinking in 2021, Moore's Law Roadmap Predicts

Moore's Law, an empirical observation of the number of components that could be built on an integrated circuit and their corresponding cost, has largely held strong for more than 50 years, but its days are really numbered now. The prediction of the 2015 International...
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The Preacher panel at SDCC was frickin’ insane

Thursday night at 6:30 PDT, fans of both the Preacher comic book and the TV show gathered in Hall H for a panel that was probably the most Preacher thing that could have happened in Hall H. It kicked off with a live read for...
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10 Agile Tips From Pokemon Go Coach Training

Pokémon Go players want to improve and become better trainers. The same tips that help you catch more Pokémon can help you become a better scrum master. We caught 10 of those pointers that can be applied to leading an agile team developing enterprise software....
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Mozzarella Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers

Have you seen those bags of sweet mini peppers showing up in the markets recently? They’ve become my new favorite snack. I down them raw like popcorn. Crunchy vegetable popcorn, with stems for handles. When the grill is out I just toss the peppers with olive...
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The After Math: She blinded me with science

This was a pretty good week for all but VHS enthusiasts. NASA tested a new lightweight rocket material. The Kepler space telescope found a couple of potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers built a robot out of a sea slug. And scientists at TU Delft went...
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Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was right for this kind of synergistic force push. RC toy maker Propel is...
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How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?

I ran across a fascinating piece by Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures this week, provocatively titled: “Why Startup Technical Diligence Is A Waste Of Time.” You should go read it, but its central thesis is simple: “in today’s world of SaaS tools, APIs, and...
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Newest X-Men entry 'Legion' is a...brainscrambler - CNET

"Legion" isn't exactly an open book. We got an announcement, then news of an eight-episode order with a sprinkling of info. Even this new trailer doesn't answer half the questions we have. What it does do, however, is get me stoked for what's to come...
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'The Flash' cast talk Flashpoint and more at Comic-Con panel

In a new trailer for The Flash that screened Saturday evening at Comic-Con, Barry (Grant Gustin) narrates, "Some things happen by chance, and some things happen because we make them happen."  There could be no better theme for Season 3 of The Flash, which —...
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Yamaha issues two recalls at once for its YZF-R3 sportbike

Listen up, Yamaha YZF-R3 owners: the tuning-fork badged manufacturer issued two recalls for its smallest sportbike earlier this week. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall includes 11,280 2015-2016 model year vehicles manufactured January 1, 2015 to April 15, 2016. The first issue affects...
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Apple weathers anti-U.S. demo in China, where patriotic protests snowball

HONG KONG Apple Inc (AAPL.O) found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm's biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats.A handful of unofficial Apple...
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Watch the first trailer for FX's X-Men series, Legion

FX has released an eclectic first trailer for Legion, a new X-Men series from Marvel. Though the trailer doesn't make Legion's X-Men connection perfectly clear — and, honestly, I'm not sure what this trailer does make clear, since it's bouncing all over the place in terms of events...
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The Inhumans and X-Men Are Finally Going to War

Ever since Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” universe began, tensions between the Inhumans and Mutants of the Marvelverse have been high. Scott Summers supposedly died doing something to majorly tick the Inhumans off. Terrigen mists are sterilizing and poisoning mutants. And now, those tensions are boiling...
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Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal

Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the situation. The news is expected by Monday, although it could come earlier or later. But Yahoo told other bidders this afternoon — those interested...
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Building as a modular gadget

In recent years, researchers and companies have been exploring new ways to improve buildings through analytics software, prefabrication, connected devices, new materials and construction automation. It’s striking that most of these efforts are trying to patch problems within the legacy framework of “permanent” construction....
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Join Starfleet Academy at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Our trip through the academy, Star Trek history, and "artifacts" (not "props"!). Shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. reader comments 16 New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum here in sweltering New York City has a new Star Trek exhibition running through until...
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SurveyMonkey: Pokémon Go popularity may have already peaked

Pokémon has absolutely taken over the mobile gaming scene since its release on July 6. But if new data from SurveyMonkey is any indication, the game’s popularity may already be waning. First, the good news for Nintendo and game developer Niantic: Pokémon Go is still...
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Google Will Now Tell You How to Register to Vote In Your State

We recently put together a guide helping you figure out how to register to vote. If that’s still too complex, however, Google’s making it even easier. Simply search “how to register to vote” and Google will tell you how to do it in your...
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This Week In Techdirt History: July 17th - 23rd

Five Years Ago This week in 2011, the battle over the PROTECT IP bill continued, with the MPAA utterly failing to address the concerns of experts and the creators of the internet and the Copyright Alliance vaguely trying to "set the record straight" by...
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Snowden Designs iPhone Add-On To Thwart Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang have designed an add-on device for iPhone 6 that would alert the user if they are being tracked. Here's why it matters to IT. 9 Ways To Bulletproof Your Privacy Policy (Click image for larger view and...
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Grilled Rib Eye Recipe From a 10 Year Old

HI my name is Sylvia F. Bates, Today I am presenting my simple grilled Ribeye recipe. I usually make this in a cast iron skillet because we live in Seattle and don't get to BBQ much. Let me first say that I love a good...
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Saturday's Best Deals: Extra 15% off Amazon Warehouse, Brother Printer, DJI Drone

A printer you won’t hate, an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals, and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent...
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SDCC is a wonderland of fan experiences

San Diego Comic Con has become synonymous with celebrity sightings, wild parties, and crazy good swag, but in recent years geek-focused companies understand that their fans want something more: an unforgettable experience with the stories they love. Fan experiences, whether they be contained to the...
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Thirty Years Later, Newt Remembers Filming Aliens

More than 30 years ago, Carrie Henn was a 9-year-old living in London, where she’d just landed a big role in what would become one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time: James Cameron’s Aliens. In the 1986 smash, Henn starred as Newt, the soot-faced,...
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Tinder Scam Promises Account Verification, But Actually Sells Porn

itwbennett writes: Tinder users should be on the lookout for Tinder profiles asking them to get "verified" and then sending them a link to a site called "Tinder Safe Dating." The service asks for credit card information, saying this will verify the user's age....
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This week on AI: 'Apple Car' delayed, new iOS 10 & macOS betas, 'iPhone 7' leaks & more

  By Roger Fingas Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:40 am PT (03:40 am ET) While much of the week was dominated by nearly identical "iPhone 7" leaks, we did learn a little bit more about the "Apple Car," and Apple itself released a bevy...
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Hacker who targeted celebrity Apple and Google accounts sentenced six months in prison

  By AppleInsider Staff Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:28 pm PT (02:28 am ET) An Oregon man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple and Google email accounts, including a number owned by unnamed celebrities, was sentenced to six months in...
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'Project Sonic 2017' is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo NX

  While fans will celebrate the series' 25th anniversary with a 2D throwback game in Sonic Mania, the Sonic Team (Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations) is working on something new. Tonight Sega dropped this teaser trailer for "Project Sonic," which is due for the 2017...
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Sega Unveils New Retro-Style Game Sonic Mania

During Sega's party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series tonight, a new Sonic game was unveiled and made playable for fans on-hand. Sonic Mania is being developed as a collaboration between Sonic Team and indie developer Pagoda West. Sonic Mania...
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Crunch Report | WikiLeaks Publishes DNC Emails

WikiLeaks has put online a searchable database of thousands of emails sent to and from top figures in the Democratic National Committee — many of which contain personal and financial information of private citizens. Transparency in government affairs is one thing, but this seems careless...
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Yes, The Democratic National Committee Flat Out Lied In Claiming No Donor Financial Info Leaked

You may recall, from last month, that a hacker (who many have accused of working for the Russian government) got into the Democratic National Committee's computers and copied a ton of stuff. All of the emails that were obtained (a little over 19,000, from seven...
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Hillary Clinton announces VP pick Tim Kaine on Twitter - CNET

Hillary's pick for VP, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Kaine.senate.gov In 2008, Barack Obama did it with a text message. Last week, Donald Trump did in it a tweet. Now Hillary Clinton has done it too. The former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic nominee for...
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Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

reader comments 41 Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development. "Cyanogen"...
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New OneDrive feature identifies the Pokémon in your pictures

Considering the number of companies which have opportunistically jumped aboard the Pokémon Go craze, it’s not surprising to see yet another follow suit. On Friday, Microsoft announced a new feature for OneDrive, its cloud mobile storage service, that automatically detects digital Pokémon from the augmented reality game in photos uploaded...
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Cyanogen is chopping its staff after its alternative Android has failed to catch on with phone makers

Cyanogen, which has struggled in its quest to sell Android phone makers on an alternative to Google’s version of Android, is making significant staff cuts. A source familiar with the company confirmed the cuts, which were first reported by Android Police. Cyanogen has raised...
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More than half the world is still offline

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, the other half is not even on the Internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of this year, the International Telecommunication...
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If you're not carrying your huge dog in a tote bag, what's wrong with you?

By Martha Tesema2016-07-22 21:00:00 UTC A big dog in a canvas tote might be just the thing we all need to see right now.  It might not be the exact formula for world peace, but it's a delightful reminder of how strange New York...
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Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction: sources

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) is focusing on U.S. telecommunications company Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) as the buyer of its core business after reviewing final bids that it received this week, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.A deal would boost Verizon's AOL internet business,...
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Pokémon Go breaks App Store record for most downloads in its first week

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that might as well be everyone's second job, has become the most downloaded mobile app in its first week of release in the history of the App Store. Apple confirmed the record to The Verge, although no concrete download...
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WikiLeaks Just Published Tons of Personal Data Like a Bunch of Dickheads

Image: Getty WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “Collateral Murder” showing innocent journalists...
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NASA’s Curiosity rover can now pick which bits of Mars to scan on its own

Curiosity may be an older dog (the rover landed on Mars in 2012), but it’s still picking up new tricks. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed (via Verge) that the robot can now pick its own targets when choosing rocks to scan with its...
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Silicon chip breakthrough promises genuinely smart devices

Next-gen smart devices on the way? A NEW TECHNIQUE to integrate 'novel' materials onto silicon chips could enable the development of next-generation smart devices, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. The researchers claimed that the breakthrough will enable a variety of materials to...
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Apple Watch Sales Drop Dramatically Ahead Of Hardware Refresh

The smartwatch market contracted for the first time, thanks to a plunge in Apple Watch sales, according to a report from IDC. However, the report showed that Samsung, Lenovo, LG, and Garmin made gains.Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches (Click image for larger...
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Google Updates: $99 laptop, data centre efficiency boost, Chrome 52

FIRST UP this week is proof that we don't just ramble on about Remix OS when looking for Windows alternatives. So how about the $99 Andromium laptop? It's basically just a shell, but when you add your phone to the mix you have a...
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Dark Sky Finder Maps Out Light Pollution to Find the Best Spots for Stargazing

For a clear view of the night sky, you have to escape the big city lights. This Dark Sky Finder maps out light pollution in the U.S. to help you find the best places to stargaze. Dark Sky Finder is a heat map for...
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Smoked ribs in the smoker

Today I am going to make my smoked baby back ribs, thought I would share cause these are so good From start to finish this cook should take app 6 hours. Things you will need for this instructable:SmokerWood chips…. I like apple Brown sugarHoneyApple...
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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

Not everyone can visit Sicily’s Valley of the Temples, home to some of the world’s oldest examples of classic Greek architecture. Nor can they view the soft colors of Claude Monet’s “Tiger Lilies” in person at Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art. Despite being made for the masses, art and...
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5 'Mr. Robot' Hacks That Could Happen in Real Life

As season two of the popular TV series gets underway, we reality-check anti-hero Elliot's hacking prowess against real-life security and attack scenarios. Hollywood hacking films have given the job of hacker a sort of glamour, with their fast-fingered hacks taking over the world, while in...
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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

LinuxSecurity.com: Mozilla yesterday said it will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month. The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for...
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Large Source Of Hydrogen Gas May Lie Near Slow-Spreading Tectonic Plates Under The Ocean

Large Source Of Hydrogen Gas May Lie Near Slow-Spreading Tectonic Plates Under The Ocean - Slashdot binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time × 84929019 story Posted by BeauHD on Friday July 22, 2016...
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Running Out Of Puns: Get Ready For The Damn To Burst On Craft Beer Trademark Disputes

With all the trademark actions we've seen taken these past few years that have revolved around the craft beer and distilling industries, it seems like some of the other folks in the mass media are finally picking up on what I've been saying for...
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Verizon will disconnect its heaviest 'unlimited' data users

As Verizon explained in a statement, those users truly are extraordinary: "These users are using data amounts well in excess of our largest plan size (100GB). While the Verizon Plan at 100GB is designed to be shared across multiple users, each line receiving notification...
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Former KKK Grand Wizard on Trump's RNC Speech: "Couldn't Have Said It Better"

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and man who once said, “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race,” David Duke, has weighed in on Donald Trump’s RNC speech. And what does the man who was once the highest ranking Klan...
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Apple's limited edition Olympic Apple Watch straps feature national flag motifs, only available in Rio

  By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, July 21, 2016, 08:42 pm PT (11:42 pm ET) Apple has created a series of woven nylon Apple Watch straps for this year's Olympics, though the limited edition bands featuring motifs representing the flags of 14 countries competing in...
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Pokémon Go finally goes live in Japan with McDonalds the first sponsored location

Pokémon Go has finally launched in Japan, the land where Pokémania began. McDonalds is the game’s first sponsor in a deal which, as we reported earlier this week, turns the fast food firm’s 3,000 stores in the country into Pokémon Go “gyms”. The launch has been a long...
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Netflix Releases New Teaser Trailers For Luke Cage And Marvel's The Defenders

The faithful Netflix-subscribing Marvel fans are familiar with Mike Colter's Luke Cage character from his role in last year's Jessica Jones, but now the man with unbreakable skin is branching off into his own Netflix original series. Today, during the Luke Cage panel at SDCC,...
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Samsung Electronics sues Huawei in China for patent infringement

SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court...
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PayPal will share data, plug Visa in exchange for wider terminal acceptance

reader comments 20 On Thursday, Visa and PayPal announced a new partnership designed to push Visa cardholders to link their credit and debit cards to their PayPal and Venmo accounts, eschewing the bank-owned Automated Clearing House (ACH) network that PayPal has long preferred to...
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