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Mobile news alerts are becoming the norm. If you have a news app on your phone and the stock market drops, you get an alert. A court case comes to a close, your phone flashes. A storm hits somewhere far, far away, and you know in an instant.

For publishers, these kind of alerts are an unprecedented way of grabbing readers’ attention and distributing information. But, we wondered, what do readers really think?

So on Friday, we asked WIRED readers to help us out with a totally unscientific survey. We asked, and more than 600 WIRED readers answered. (And several of you wrote in.) The verdict? You don’t really like mobile news alerts, but you’ll tolerate them. Well, kind of.

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Apple today renewed its push to sell iPhones and iPads to business customers with a strategic partnership with networking giant Cisco Systems.

Under terms of the agreement, negotiated directly between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Cisco Chairman John Chambers, Cisco said it will optimize how its networking gear runs with iOS devices, and the two companies will collaborate on products and services.

It may also go a long way toward solidifying Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices as the preferred mobile platform with enterprise customers. Sales of iPads in particular have been on the ropes recently: Having peaked in Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2014, they have declined for the last six quarters ever since.

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"Important" tends to depend on the industry. For videogame programmers, I'd submit that Lua might be a candidate. While C++ reigns supreme for game engine and client code, and C# has become fairly common for tools programming, Lua has proven to be extremely popular as a plug-in scripting language, as it's free, lightweight, easy to embed in game clients, reasonably powerful for it's small size, and (being written in C) completely portable.

It's famously used by World of Warcraft, of course. At LucasArts,

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A new Nexus 5 may be coming very soon.

The latest rumor is courtesy of Android Police, which offers the first detailed specs and a potential launch window. Its info comes from a "trusted source" which is kept anonymous, though the site has a pretty good reputation with its crystal ball.

According to the report, the LG-built phone (it may or may not be named the Nexus 5) will have a 5.2-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, a Snapdragon 808 processor (a step down from the flashy, hot-running, Snapdragon 810), 3GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port, and a 2,700 mAh battery. On the camera front, we’re looking at 12.3MP on the back and 5MP on the front.

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OK, this isn't as bad as telling all of San Diego to go f*ck itself, but a BBC presenter had his own woes with the teleprompter recently.

As the news broadcast cuts back to studio from a report, the early-morning presenter accidentally reads out one of the cues — "pause for effect" — before flawlessly carrying on to the next story.

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How do you create a secure password and remember it but also at the same time will not allow anyone to hack into your account? Today you came to the right place to learn how to make sure you always have that secure password which cannot be cracked in a million years. According to the Brute Force Calculator at Open Security Research when you use a combination of alpha, numeric, and symbols in upper and lower case format it will take Forever Man to try and even crack it. So forever could be a million years or more. And basically size matters - the longer the better. And also the quality and quantity in this situation.

Check out the below tips from what I have used and advised clients on how you can do this.

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Sanctioning China for Cybercrime Would Be Very Naive xa0;

Remember when Obama declared a national emergency in April and issued an executive order to allow sanctions for cyberattacks? The administration is now talking about using those sanctions to punish China for stealing US trade secrets, including nuclear power plant designs.

The US is infatuated with sanctions as a primary foreign policy option, despite a middling track record. But sanctions in this case would be somewhere between laughably flimsy to useless. This cybercrime sanctions policy is fatally addled by how difficult it is to pin down the origins of cybercrime.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the final game in Naughty Dog's Indiana Jones-style adventure series, will hit PlayStation 4 on March 18th, 2016. We got a taste of the game right after E3 2015 with an extended, action-packed trailer that features protagonist Nathan Drake shooting up bad guys, driving through a mountainside city and surviving all manner of seemingly lethal evasion tactics. There are a few versions of the game up for pre-order this week, including the Special Edition, which costs $80 and includes a steelbook case, an art book, in-game currency, a sticker sheet and the game on Blu-ray.

The Collector's Edition is $120 and includes everything in the Special Edition, plus a 12-inch statue of Nathan Drake from Gentle Giant, three in-game multiplayer outfits, two weapons skins and other in-game customization options. The Deluxe Edition, which runs $80, offers the game in digital form plus two multiplayer customization options and future access to three DLC packs. Two of the DLC bundles are multiplayer fare with rare and legendary items, while the third is "the first-ever, single-player story add-on for the Uncharted series." The DLC Triple Pack will be available for separate purchase, as well.
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Google's Chrome browser will no longer support Flash-based ads starting Sept. 1. This follows several months of problems with Adobe's Flash platform.
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9 Reasons Flash Must Die, And Soon

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Google's Chrome browser will be blocking Adobe Flash content as of Tuesday, Sept. 1. This comes on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it would no longer support Flash-based ads on its websites.

Chrome has a 27% share of the total browser market, so this is a major hit to Adobe Flash.

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More than a year after the launch of the first Android Wear watches, Google is now finally bringing iOS support to its smartwatch platform with the launch of its Android Wear mobile app in Apple’s App Store today.

This probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Huawei spoiled this launch by announcing iOS support for its upcoming Android Wear watch last week, but it’s a long-overdue step for Google.

It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though. Android Wear for iOS will only support the LG Watch Urbane and all future Android Wear watches (including upcoming watches from Huawei, Asus and Motorola), but you won’t be able to pair your well-worn Moto 360 with your iPhone, for example.

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The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima reports that under the direction of the Obama administration, US government officials are planning “a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals” who have profited from trade secrets stolen from US companies by Chinese government-sponsored hackers.

The talk of sanctions comes just weeks before the arrival of Chinese president Xi Jinping for a state visit, and it may just be talk—a final call on whether to impose sanctions will likely be made within the next two weeks, according to the Post’s unnamed administration sources. While the Justice Department announced indictments against members of China’s People’s Liberation Army for the electronic theft of trade secrets last year, the indictments were largely symbolic. The sanctions under discussion would likely include the seizure of economic assets of Chinese companies making use of what officials allege to be data stolen from US companies—and elevate tensions with China further as the governments continue to face off over other economic and military issues.

The sanctions will not, apparently, include action over the theft of US government employee data from the Office of Personnel Management. The administration’s concern is greater over economic espionage, including the theft of “everything from nuclear power plant designs to search engine source code,” Nakashima reported. The Federal Bureau of Investigations reported last month that the number of economic espionage cases being investigated had jumped by 53 percent in the last year—and most of that growth was attributed to China’s aggressive use of computer and network espionage against US companies.

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere has declared war against those who game the system to download as much as 2GB of tethered data each month.

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T-Mobile customers, if you're gobbling up more than your fair share of tethered data, beware. The company has its sights set on you.

The carrier's always outspoken CEO, John Legere, has lashed out at "hackers" who grab more than their allotted amount of tethered data. In a blog post published on Sunday, Legere pointed his finger at a tiny percentage of the carrier's 59 million subscribers who use certain workarounds to go beyond the monthly limit on high-speed tethered data, some swiping as much as 2 terabytes per month.

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The lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own.

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Source: Microsoft

Analyst Travis Jakel of Piper Jaffray found that Nick Thompson's LinkedIn page now lists him as an engineer at Apple, where he started work in July. Prior to that, he had a few stints at Microsoft, most recently where he served as the HoloLens Audio Hardware Engineering Lead from September of 2012.

Thompson previously had a noteworthy tenure — nearly 7 years — at Apple, where he served as the senior engineering manager of the company's CPU Software, Audio division. His profile reveals he was responsible for the design, implementation and execution of built-in audio systems for Mac products and the first-generation Apple TV.

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NVIDIA HAS LAUNCHED the second generation of its GRID 2.0 virtual GPU technology. GRID 2.0 promises double the performance over the previous version, and is open to twice as many users. It also now supports Linux users as opposed to just Windows.

Nvidia's GRID technology lets employees use any computing device, including their own notebooks and portable devices, to access all their office productivity and design applications virtually - just as they would at their desks - from anywhere at any time. Since its launch in late 2013, the software has liberated those who are limited in where they can work owing to the relatively large computers needed to do their jobs.

"With the launch of the second generation of GRID virtualisation technology, we are doubling the number of users we support, opening up to a larger class of users and doubling performance, so users can take advantage of the latest and greatest apps available with 2.0," said Nvidia during a briefing call.

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People can sometimes have interests outside of work you would never guess at. Financial analyst Mannan Malik is one of those people. By day he’s an analyst, by night he’s been perfecting a pair of jeans that never smell and never need washing.

The quest for such a pair of jeans came about because Malik wanted “perfectly worn-in vintage-looking jeans.” In order to get that he took a standard pair of jeans and kept wearing them without washing. Of course, doing so ended up in smelly, dirty jeans which needed washing and lost the worn-in feel.

Instead of remaining frustrated or walking around in smelly jeans, Malik set about designing a new pair of jeans that he’d never have to wash. The key was the use of silver yarn woven into the denim combined with a coating on the jeans that makes them superhydrophobic. The silver kills bacteria, while the coating stops liquids, and therefore stains, settling in the fabric and causing a stink. You can still wash them every few months if you so wish, but there should be no need to.

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Today while I still ponder the mysteries of life I have decided to nominate this day in my office to be "Fantastic Inventors Day" and the inventor that I am honoring is none other than the great Nikola Tesla.

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Someone put out this weird analogy a while back that in life you have 2 kinds of people and that is the thinkers and the doers. But I disagree - as thinkers can be doers and doers can be thinkers. Anyway, in my world I see the thinkers as the inventors of things and the doers as the salesman / investors who help the inventors sell their ideas that they have come up with. Sometimes the inventors can be the doers and fund their own projects but in a large percentage of the cases the inventors need proper funding and exposure.

Often you may have the thinkers who will create fantastic ideas and the doers will decide not to help them but to rip them off. Just is the case of Nikola Tesla and his fabulous ideas. According to history it appears that Thomas Edison ripped Tesla off as much as he can. And according to this infographic you will see some of what went on between him and Edison. To me I believe in fairness.

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Buying a home is a daunting experience. Especially if you’ve never done it before, the process is difficult to navigate, and half the battle is figuring out what all the mortgage-related jargon means. This website will help you figure it out.

Home Buying Cheat Sheet lists all the common terms associated with the process, then explains what they all mean. It’s essentially an online glossary of every home buying-related term you can think of, defined in simple terms. Of course, you could easily look these definitions up online, but I like that the site gives you a straightforward answer, based on what you need to know as a homeowner. Also, the site is organized by section, so it tells you the terms you should know when it comes to say, taxes.

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Just because the 2015 Note is already out and available doesn't mean that Samsung will cede its IFA crown without a fight. At the same August event where Samsung launched its new phablets for this year, it teased the launch of its next smartwatch, the Gear S2. The software and specs are still a mystery, but it looks mighty promising already. Like last year's IFA debutant, the Gear S, the S2 will probably be running Samsung's Tizen OS, though unlike its bulky predecessor, the new watch's emphasis appears to be on a sleeker, more refined look. Because, as every electronics manufacturer likes to remind us, watches are as much jewelry as they are utility items.

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Asus

Announced at Computex and promised for this fall, the ZenWatch 2 is likely to finally receive its price and release date at IFA. It embodies exactly the same philosophy as Samsung is pursuing: fashion and aesthetics first, technology second. Asus was already on this path with the original ZenWatch, and now it's expanding the options on offer with up to 18 different combinations of color, materials, and design. The Taiwanese company promises "dramatically improved" recharging times with a new magnetic connector, and it's also layering on a few extra watch faces atop the standard Android Wear interface.

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The FISA Court has approved another three-month extension of the NSA's phone metadata collection, allowing the agency to run out the clock on the USA Freedom Act-triggered "transition period" with no additional stipulations attached. The transition will apparently be "business as usual" right up to the expiration date (Nov. 29, 2015), at which point everything will suddenly be compliant with the new law.

Until that date, the NSA will still collect (and store) phone metadata in bulk. The only limitation in place at this point dates back to February 2014 -- when searches of the data haul were limited to court-approved "selectors" backed by reasonable, articulable suspicion.

The joint statement issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the DOJ discusses the impact of the USA Freedom Act extensively but makes no mention of court decisions or legal challenges possibly affecting the current collection of phone records in bulk. The FISA court order does mention ongoing lawsuits with implications on the collection as implemented, but simply orders the government to inform it of any changes it may need to make to the renewal order if a decision alters the bulk collection playing field.

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flood devastated New Orleans, the city is back, but undeniably different. Despite the innumerable changes of the past decade, NOLA remains a rich, wonderful place, one with a rhythm and pace all its own. There isn’t another city like New Orleans or another region quite like the Gulf Coast. There’s no end of Instagrammers offering small glimpses into the region. These five are especially compelling.

Baton Rouge photographer Patrick Melon’s (@melontao) striking images document communities in Louisiana and beyond. Melon’s Tumblr is worth a look too.

Elliott Kirkland Taylor’s (@ekt) diaristic photos of everyday life have gained him over 50k followers on Instagram. Expect lots of interesting architecture and dreamy moods.

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