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Caltrain will finally go electric thanks to FTA funding

The project is not only expected to bring faster, cleaner and more reliable train service to the 51-mile Caltrain system that connects San Francisco to Silicon Valley and San Jose, but according to the San Jose Mercury News , the project is expected to create 10,000 jobs in California and around the country. Beyond Silicon Valley, the electrification project is intertwined with the plan to build a bullet train between the Bay Area and Los A...
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Tweaks to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike will help you both on the road and off

Why it matters to you If you're looking for a large dual-sport bike with no compromises or apologies, this is it. When something is advertised as being dual-purpose, it usually comes with compromises, but that rule doesn’t apply to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike, the  R2017 BMW R 1200 GS . BMW has been tweaking the R 1200 GS since its introduction in 2004 and that model and its slightly more off-road-focused brand mate, the R 1200 GS Adventu...
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A new Facebook bot wants to help you have better sex. Seriously.

Facebook can do a lot of things, but can it also fix your sex life? That's the goal of Lovely Bot , new Facebook chatbot that engages you in a kind of sex therapy session. It's the first of its kind, and it comes from the makers of Lovely, which is basically a FitBit for your dick .  In their continuing quest to improve your bedroom performance, they’ve partnered with sexologist Dr. Agate Loewe to create an experience based on an IRL sex th...
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How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars

Reader mirandakatz writes: Typography is having a bit of a moment: Suddenly, tons of people who don't work in design have all sorts of opinions about it, and are taking every opportunity to point out poor font choices and smaller design elements. But they're missing the bigger picture. As Medium designer Ben Hersh writes at Backchannel, typography isn't just catchy visuals: It can also be dangerous. As Hersh writes, 'Typography can silently...
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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel - Audible

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel Audible Genre: Society & Culture Release Date: May 17, 2017 Real couples. Candid conversations. Surprising truths. In the new Audible series, listen in as the foremost authority on modern love Esther Perel meets with real couples—and their stories become your stories. © ©2017 Audible Originals, LLC (P) 2017 Audible Originals, LLC Original link
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Hackers hit Russian banks in a precursor to European attacks

Imagine that these dolls are wearing balaclavas and fear the hacker threat A GROUP OF HACKERS is reportedly taking on Russian banks before moving onto European targets. So says  Reuters, which reports that the hacking gang had implanted  malware on Android devices with a view to taking people's money away from them. The news agency says that the campaign delivered small beans as a result, earning the hackers less than one hundred million do...
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Google explains why Android apps still aren't on Chromebooks

Every time I open my Chromebook and see that an update is available, I get a twinge of excitement. Is this the moment that my Acer Chromebook will finally get Android apps? So far, the answer has always been no, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Samsung’s new Chromebook Pro starts shipping on Sunday, but Android apps will remain in beta at least through the summer, as reported last week by The Verge . Google didn’t hav...
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EU to conclude Google antitrust cases in next few months

By Foo Yun Chee | OXFORD, England OXFORD, England EU antitrust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine. The world's most popular internet search engine has been in the Commission's crosshairs since 2010 over the promotion of its own shopping service in int...
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OnePlus 5 leak tips it to be faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8

The forthcoming OnePlus 5 could be faster than the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel XL when it launches in the near future. TechRadar has been sent a chart from a trusted source close to OnePlus showing internal testing of app load times for the new smartphone versus the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel XL . The results are promising for the fledgling smartphone brand, with the OnePlus 5 delivering times quicker than its rivals in most of t...
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And that's why we troubleshoot first

IT support pilot fish who works for a public library system gets a work order from one of the branches: One of the PCs that's available for public use is making a beeping sound. "Trying to troubleshoot the device, I asked the onsite staff to be sure that there wasn't something on the keyboard that might be pushing down a key," says fish. "I had them clean the keyboard. I asked if there was a pattern to the beeping. Just random beeping, they...
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Weekly Sale Vol. 17: Up to 80% off Alone in the Dark, La-Mulana, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Momodora, KKND, and more

As long as it's a great game, it belongs in here. Are you into action? Platforming? Horror? Strategy? Everything that the cool kids are into? Then the Weekly Sale Vol. 17 is for you! And you. And you. You there as well! Active Gaming Media are celebrating their anniversary but it's not a real party until you get others to join, right? Atari already answered the call and there's another mystery guest coming this Friday. Wonder who that is......
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Mini 3D Printed Bluetooth Speaker

As you can see, the speaker works really well. It’s really loud, especially for the size! Improvements One improvement I think I’ll make is the casing (again). The speaker is a little exposed to damage, so a simple mesh or cover to protect this a little more would be a good idea. Also, I’d print the casing in a darker colour, as the internal LEDs (The charging module and speaker module) conflict a little, which is a bit annoying. Original l...
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Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm - CNET

Facebook Live has become a popular venue for broadcasting incidents of violence, including self-harm. Jason Cipriani/CNET Facebook users are allowed to livestream acts of self-harm because the social networking giant "doesn't want to censor or punish people in distress who are attempting suicide," according to allegedly leaked internal documents revealed Sunday by The Guardian . The images may be removed from the site "once there's no longe...
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The Resident Evil Movie Series Is Getting A Reboot

Although the latest Resident Evil live-action film was titled The Final Chapter, it won't be the end of the series' time in theaters. Variety reports that Constantin Film (the company behind the current series) will reboot the franchise with another film, though the company hasn't shared details regarding the film's director, stars, or whether it would fit in with the rest of the series. Previous films were directed by Paul W.S. Anderson an...
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg is working on a way to connect you to people you “should” know

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO who is totally not a future presidential candidate, shared some of what he learned from his early trips around the country. (ICYMI: The not-White House hopeful wanted to visit every state he hadn’t spent a lot of time in this year.) The actual crux of the post comes later when Zuckerberg writes why he’s taking on this new challenge. Basically: He’s not running for office, he wants to find ways to strengthen...
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Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans

New York City has emerged as a technology powerhouse over the past few years. The City’s namesake companies like WeWork , Tumblr , and BuzzFeed have catalyzed startup activity and inspired the next-generation of New York natives including Oscar , Warby Parker , Squarespace , Blue Apron , Rent the Runway  — the list goes on. Since 2014, VCs have invested about $1.2 billion  in seed funding in New York-based startups. As New York’s native tec...
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A journalist’s account was suspended after he posted allegations of corruption to Facebook

In May, journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia published a series of posts to Facebook , alleging that that Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, had engaged in corrupt practices. Days later, Galizia found himself locked out of his account, while several of the posts were deleted. Galizia is part of the team that broke the Panama Papers story last year, and his reporting comes weeks before the country is scheduled to hold an election in June. ...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, we covered the disturbing story of a cop whose huge number of impaired driving arrests turned out to stem from his arbitrary decisions about who was impaired as though it was some sort of magical ability. Roger Strong took a firm line on responding to this, and enough people agreed to make it the first place winner for insightful : Officer T.T. Carroll is a known serial liar. The Cobb County police department supports and encoura...
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Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011 MacBook Pros

  By Roger Fingas Sunday, May 21, 2017, 09:52 am PT (12:52 pm ET) Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents. The company is still covering 15-inch Retina models of the Pro from 2012 and 2013, as long as they were bought less than four years ago, Apple said. Officially the program ended on Dec. 31, 2016, but it continues to be in effect f...
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Moon Express chairman believes his team’s “ready to go for the end of this year”

reader comments 27 Chatting up MoonExpress co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain Nathan Mattise / Jennifer Hahn NEW ORLEANS—The day before we talked with Moon Express co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain, he sat on the Collision Conference mainstage next to a HoloLens -clad Robert Scoble. The successful investor Jain and the enthusiastic tech-evangelist Scoble chatted about “Startups as a Superpower,” exploring what it means if a private busin...
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The Search for a Second Earth Just Got A Bit More Interesting

So, you’ve probably seen tons and tons of new stories about Earth-like planets around nearby stars. That’s mostly because over the past few years we’ve launched powerful new telescopes like Kepler that are just sharp enough to find the tiny (in galactic terms, anyway) planets. We’ll have to wait for the launch of James Webb next year to know for sure, but as scientists refine their models and hone their studies of these exo-Earths, we’re a ...
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UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

Dong Energy built the 32 turbines as an extension of the Burbo Bank wind farm built over a decade ago. They have over twice the capacity of the farm's original structures. The Danish energy firm is building turbines in the UK due to its friendly regulations and subsidies. However, the UK government told wind energy corporations to find more ways to cut costs if they want continued support. That's why the company decided on building fewer en...
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'SNL' says goodbye to Bobby Moynihan with one more Drunk Uncle for the road

Only one SNL character could possibly be interested in Making America Drunk Again. After nine seasons on SNL , Bobby Moynihan did his last show on Saturday, and of course Drunk Uncle stopped by "Weekend Update" to talk about Donald Trump. He said some stuff but ... pfffffthbbllltlbt. Moynihan took on many roles during his long SNL tenure — he was Chris Christie during the campaign — but his rambling, blubbering take on everyone's least inte...
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Someone Knows Something - CBC Radio

Someone Knows Something CBC Radio Genre: News & Politics Release Date: February 12, 2017 On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. In Season 2 of SKS, documentarian David Ridgen joins Sheppard’s mother Odette on her search for answers. © Copyright © CBC 2017 Original link
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HP Pavilion dv7-4087cl laptop

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