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DHAKA, Bangladesh — The brutal killing of yet another blogger in broad daylight in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has sent shockwaves through the country.

On Monday, blogger Oyasiqur Rahman was hacked to death, just weeks after an almost identical killing of Avijit Roy, an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin.

Rahman, who was in his 20s and went by the alias Babu — as well as the pen name Kucchit Hasher Channa, meaning Ugly Duckling — was attacked Monday morning near his home.

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Gmail's Android app just became an even better solution for users with multiple email accounts.

Google's latest update to the Android version of the app added a new "all inboxes" view and improved the way email threads are organized for non-Google email accounts.

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Although Samsung isn't revealing preorder numbers for its new Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge devices, it's safe to say that demand is high.

High enough, at least, for Samsung to charter several Boeing 747 planes packed with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices from China headed for its partners in the United States.

T-Mobile preorders started shipping to customers on Friday, with the first units arriving in customers' hands on Monday. The official release date for the S6 and S6 Edge is April 10.

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Revitalize Saggy Couch Cushions with Poly-Fil and Quilt Batting

Over time, couch cushions can start to get a little droopy and sad. You can perk them back up again by adding some extra fluff to the inside of each cushion.

Your cushions and pillows will start to sag for a couple of reasons: they slowly soak up moisture and the stuffing gets displaced over time. If a little sun bathing isn’t enough to fluff those things up, you might have to add more stuffing inside. Tonya at the Love of Family and Home Blog suggests plumping the back cushions back up with some Poly-Fil polyester fiber and some quilt batting for the cushions you sit on. It won’t cost you very much, and after that your couch should look like new. Of course, this only works for couches that allow you to unzip the cushions. To learn more about the process, check out the link below.

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How to Defeat the Most Common Self-Fulfilling Fitness Prophecies

"I've ruined my diet" is a motivation-crushing phrase. We like to think that we're a pretty trustworthy analyst of our own fitness lives, but we're often wrong—and making our own bleak analysis can actually cause a bad outcome.

A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that causes itself to become true. These are dangerous in fitness, where mindset is often the determinant of success. Here are three of the most common, and how you can overcome them.

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It's Very, Very Easy for Hackers to Steal Your IRS Account

The only thing that sucks worse than doing taxes is a hacker stealing your identity, doing your taxes for you, and then depositing your return in a random bank account, where it can later be transferred to Nigeria. Sound impossible? It's not, according to the story of an unlucky man named Michael Kasper.

Long story short: You should register your IRS.gov account, because it's frightfully easy for hackers to do it for you. That's what happened to Kasper, who recently recounted his horror story to veteran security reporter Brian Krebs. An enterprising crook managed to register Kasper's IRS.gov account, request a transcript for his 2013 tax return, and then use that information to file a 2014 tax return successfully. The money from the return went to the bank account of a random student, who then sent the money via Western Union to Nigeria. She'd been hired off of Craigslist for a moneymaking opportunity and didn't realize she was doing something illegal. (Pro tip: Assume every "moneymaking opportunity" on Craigslist is illegal unless they can prove otherwise.)

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In the 1970s, two inhuman creatures—one hairy and tall, another with orange eyes—were spotted in New England. The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, blamed these monsters not on unreliable testimonies, but recombinant DNA technology, then a new and promising laboratory technique.

This outrageous claim was leveled by one Alfred Vellucci, a Cambridge mayor who reserved a unique animosity for academia, and Harvard, especially. He was fond of threatening, for example, to pave the university's grassy quad over for a parking lot—obviously the best solution to Cambridge's parking woes.

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Finally, Gmail's Android App Can Show All Your Accounts In One Inbox

Gmail just got a lot better on Android devices. Finally, after years of gripes, you can finally look at all of your email accounts at once with a new unified inbox. It even looks prettier, too!

The Official Gmail Blog just announced the new "All Inboxes" feature. The post explains that even non-Gmail accounts will work, so you're in luck, Hotmail users. Third party emails will also enjoy the same threaded message view that Gmail users have long loved. The new features will roll out for all Android users in the coming days.

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ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
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It combines the scalability and variable-data adaptability of Hadoop, the in-memory analysis speed of Apache Spark, and the agility and usability of a cloud-based tool designed for business analysts.

These are the traits that ClearStory Data promises. With a new release of its cloud service announced on Monday, the company said it's delivering greater control over data-blending and analysis, more types of analyses, and better performance, due to behind-the-scenes integration of the latest (version 1.2) data-processing engine from Apache Spark, the distributed, in-memory analytics platform.

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Cameron Glickenhaus, sports car enthusiast and maker of the Enzo-based Ferrari P4/5, has taken the first steps in racing his bespoke SCG003 race car, entering it in the VLN race series. It’s a 10-race event held on the famous (and infamous) Nurburgring Nordschleife. Teams often enroll their cars in preparation for the Nurburgring 24 endurance race, and that’s just what Glickenhaus and his team have done.

The custom race car packs a Honda-made 3.5-liter twin turbo six-cylinder that produces 530 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The entire body is carbon fiber, meaning that the SCG003 has a curb weight of less than 1200 kg. The road-going version of the car will be easier to live with and have a V12 powering it instead.

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For its inaugural run, the race car got off to a shaky start. SCG fielded two cars, one sporting a yellow livery while the other ran in the nude, showing off its beautiful black carbon fiber shell. A video from the nordschleife96 YouTube Channel shows how the aerodynamics of the bespoke racer was subject to  catching air on the Green Hell. Unfortunately, the GT3-class cars were prone to the same, leading to one disastrous accident.

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Obama is disappointed with you

In our current world of damning autocomplete and sending texts to our parents that the feature accidentally made very inappropriate, we have to be more careful when we allow machines to predict what they think we want to say. At the very least, we should be more careful with autocomplete so our phones’ lexicons — and thus our texts — aren’t overrun with the names of raid gear pieces that are spelled similarly to regular words. In the case of the Australian immigration department, the employees there should be more careful with autocomplete so the feature doesn’t reveal the private passport details of the world’s prominent leaders.

At last November’s G-20 summit — an annual international financial summit — the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed the passport and visa details of every world leader in attendance, which included President Obama, British prime minister David Cameron, and even Vladimir Putin. The details were sent to the organizers of the Asian Cup soccer tournament, who perhaps for a brief moment thought that their contest was about to host an unfamiliar political spotlight. The world leaders’ details were accidentally revealed when an employee of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection sent an email containing said info, but didn’t check if Outlook autocompleted the correct email recipient. It did not. The Australian immigration department assures that the unauthorized recipient got rid of the sensitive information.

As far as anyone can tell, no harm came of the leak, other than the Australian immigration department’s reputation.

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Obama is disappointed with you

In our current world of damning autocomplete and sending texts to our parents that the feature accidentally made very inappropriate, we have to be more careful when we allow machines to predict what they think we want to say. At the very least, we should be more careful with autocomplete so our phones’ lexicons — and thus our texts — aren’t overrun with the names of raid gear pieces that are spelled similarly to regular words. In the case of the Australian immigration department, the employees there should be more careful with autocomplete so the feature doesn’t reveal the private passport details of the world’s prominent leaders.

At last November’s G-20 summit — an annual international financial summit — the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed the passport and visa details of every world leader in attendance, which included President Obama, British prime minister David Cameron, and even Vladimir Putin. The details were sent to the organizers of the Asian Cup soccer tournament, who perhaps for a brief moment thought that their contest was about to host an unfamiliar political spotlight. The world leaders’ details were accidentally revealed when an employee of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection sent an email containing said info, but didn’t check if Outlook autocompleted the correct email recipient. It did not. The Australian immigration department assures that the unauthorized recipient got rid of the sensitive information.

As far as anyone can tell, no harm came of the leak, other than the Australian immigration department’s reputation.

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We reported earlier today that those looking to spend $10,000 or more on an Apple Watch Edition will see quite a bit of special treatment. If, on the other, you’re looking to pay substantially less for one of the other models available, don’t even bother showing up at the store unless you’ve got an appointment.

Apple Stores will not be allowing walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch, according to leaked training documents sent to MacRumors. Instead, buyers will need to make an online “Product Reservation” to have a specific model watch held at their local store.

While the first deliveries of Apple Watches are scheduled for April 24, Apple will begin offering online pre-sales on April 10. Between that date and when the first deliveries are made, customers will be able to schedule “try-on” appointments in order to make up their minds about which watch to buy. Unlike purchase appointments, these “try-on” appointments don’t require a specific watch to be reserved.

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Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Linux is expanding its reach, promising to play a significant role in the Internet of Things. But the open source software needs more attention to interoperability, security and its kernel, according to experts at the Embedded Linux Conference here.

Industry giants including Samsung and Panasonic are expanding new open source groups. Jaguar Land Rover came to the event saying it will make open source its connected car software, challenging competitors to do the same.

In IoT, Linux commands the gateway today, with ambitious efforts to pack it into end nodes. It already runs on microcontrollers, with some developers aiming at a Mbyte-size version of the open source operating system, one speaker said.

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Let’s all take a moment and remember back when none of us wanted Hugh Jackman to be Wolverine. The Australian actor was a better song and dance man than a short, hairy Canadian. He was too tall, too good-looking, and too charming. He wasn’t our Wolverine. It was the late ’90s and after the perfection of casting Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine just seemed like a misfire.

After seven appearances on screen as Logan, Hugh Jackman has joined Heath Ledger in the category of “casting we were unnecessarily worried about.” The character has proven to be just as popular on screen as he was in the comics — a Wolverine cameo makes your X-Men film legitimate in the 20th Century Fox movie universe.

“Hello, I see you’ve selected an X-Men movie. I will be the best part.”

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Let’s all take a moment and remember back when none of us wanted Hugh Jackman to be Wolverine. The Australian actor was a better song and dance man than a short, hairy Canadian. He was too tall, too good-looking, and too charming. He wasn’t our Wolverine. It was the late ’90s and after the perfection of casting Patrick Stewart as Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine just seemed like a misfire.

After seven appearances on screen as Logan, Hugh Jackman has joined Heath Ledger in the category of “casting we were unnecessarily worried about.” The character has proven to be just as popular on screen as he was in the comics — a Wolverine cameo makes your X-Men film legitimate in the 20th Century Fox movie universe.

“Hello, I see you’ve selected an X-Men movie. I will be the best part.”

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Over the weekend, the head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency dropped a bit of a bombshell on the space world, claiming that it is working with NASA on a replacement for the International Space Station. But today, NASA released a statement that effectively said, "We're not sure what you're talking about."

"Roscosmos and NASA will fulfil the program of building a future orbital station," Igor Komarov is quoted as saying. "We will elaborate the details. It is going to be an open project, not restricted only to current participants, but open for other countries willing to join it." This is quite a surprise, given that Russia had recently been talking about going its own way after the ISS' life span runs out in 2024. The "open for other countries" is also contrary to US policy, which prevents NASA from cooperating with China in space exploration.

But today, NASA released a statement to NBC News that basically ignored the space station issue. "We are pleased Roscosmos... expressed interest in continuing international cooperation for human space exploration," NASA told the site. The agency instead focused on its plan to go to Mars: "The United States is planning to lead a human mission to Mars in the 2030s, and we have advanced that effort farther than at any point in NASA's history."

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