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Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World review

Simon Ridgway/Des Willie/Ray Burmiston/BBC reader comments 8 This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World. River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who, season 10, airs on Saturdays at 7:45pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. A hungover and reckless scientist, the Monks demanding consent to take over Earth, bio-hazard alerts, a ...
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A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

LG is reportedly planning to release its premium V30 smartphone in September, and it’s thought that it’ll have an OLED screen instead of an LCD one. According to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for the phone could also feature a slide-out secondary display. Blass released a series of renders , cautioning that the images are older mock-ups, and it’s not clear if the phone is actually going to feature the secondary display as ...
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Dragon Teeth: A Novel (Unabridged) - Michael Crichton

Description Michael Crichton, the New York Times best-selling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel - a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espous...
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Swamp Chic Goes Mainstream This Summer With Algae Shoes

Get your algae shoes this summer (via Vivobarefoot) Eat your heart out, Adidas: Shoemaker Vivobarefoot is preparing an “ultra-eco” take on footwear. This summer, the London-based firm will launch a new version of its amphibious Ultra III sneaker—made using algae rescued from waterways. Along with partner Bloom—which uses algae biomass to make ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foams out of non-fossil fuels—Vivobarefoot aims to clean up the global...
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The search for a habitable second Earth

Scientists are torn on whether extraterrestrial life is abundant, rare or nonexistent. With 300 billion stars in the Milky Way, the late astronomer and futurist Carl Sagan figured there could be up to 10,000 advanced civilizations in our galaxy alone. Others , however, think not only are habitable planets rarer than thought, the odds of life forming are slight even on a promising world. In other words, we might be completely alone in our ga...
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This Week In Techdirt History: May 21st - 27th

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, the jury in the Oracle/Google patent trial ruled that there was no infringement , while Judge Alsup revealed his coding knowledge on the copyright side. MPAA boss Chris Dodd was saying they should stop calling infringement "theft" despite the MPAA's own website doing exactly that many times, Congress proposed giving ICE another ten million dollars to fight intellectual property infringement , and TV network...
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These terrible dress shirts must go

At some point between late 2015 and early 2016, the ubiquitous cold-shoulder top took hold of fast fashion and has since refused to let go. You know the ones — those dumb, otherwise long-sleeved shirts with holes inexplicably cut from the shoulder. True to name, they make your shoulders cold and your life just a little bit worse.  Now another another unforgivable trend is creeping its way into fast fashion stores across America.  The style:...
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Seven dead in India after fake news spread over WhatsApp incites mob violence

Why it matters to you The danger of false information being spread via social media was illustrated tragically this week in two cities in India where mob violence erupted. Two separate vigilante attacks last week resulted in the deaths of seven men in eastern India, and were apparently the result of rumors about strangers abducting children that were spread over popular messaging service WhatsApp. The attacks occurred in the state of Jharkh...
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Investigation Demanded Over Fake FCC Comments Submitted By Dead People

An anonymous reader writes:Fight for the Future has found another issue with the fake comments submitted to the FCC opposing net neutrality. "The campaign group says that some of the comments were posted using the names and details of dead people ," according to the BBC. The exact same comment was also submitted more than 7,000 times using addresses in Colorado, where a reporter discovered that contacting the people at those addresses drew ...
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Review - Koogeek Smart Socket not ideal way to enter HomeKit ecosystem

More and more HomeKit peripherals ship each day with lighting ones being the most common —where does the Koogeek Smart Socket land on the spectrum? The recently released Smart Socket plugs into any standard E26 or E27 socket, and will drive any bulb up to 25 watts —making it more suited to LED and CFL bulbs than incandescent ones. Fully HomeKit compatible, the hardware and app allows for schedule setting, use in Scenes, Siri control, and co...
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Oven-Fried Chicken Drumsticks

This fabulous recipe uses Greek yogurt to create an amazing marinade that makes the chicken incredibly moist. No one will guess that it's been lightened up and not even fried! — Kim Wallace, Dennison, Ohio Original link
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Chipotle says hackers hit most restaurants in data breach

Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's ( CMG.N ) restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. Chipotle said it did not know how many payment cards or customers were affected by the breach that struck most of its roughly 2,250 restaurants for varying amo...
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Weekend Warrior – Backlogs, Barbecues, and Battlegrounds

It's Memorial Day weekend, and many of us are having relaxing weekends with our families, eating some good food, and of course, playing video games. Once again, the staff is catching up on big releases from earlier this year like Nier: Automata and Persona 5, at least when they can tear themselves away from the Overwatch Anniversary Event and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. What do you have planned for the holiday weekend? Let us know in the...
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Android co-founder's new phone reveal teased for Tuesday [Update]

Update: Whelp, if you didn't think we were in for a phone reveal on May 30, think again.  Android co-founder Andy Rubin's start-up Essential sent out another tweet on May 25, this time of a rectangular silhouette that looks suspiciously like a phone (the buttons!). True to rumors, it appears there's a hardware attachment, likely for the camera, on the top. We heard you @renan_batista - here's something to hold you over until next week: pic....
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IDG Contributor Network: News from Epicor’s annual user conference

Epicor’s annual user conference in Nashville this year was a good chance to spend time with the company, its partners and its customers. I have some big thoughts about Epicor and its existential issues, but I’ll leave that post for a little later. For now, here’s a roundup of what we saw at the show. Show demographics Thirty-two countries were represented at the show, with some 3,300 attendees. There was a good mix of customers, media/analy...
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Glass Etching a Picture Frame: Wheel of Time Quote

The first thing you want to do is decide what you want to do and then lay it out on your glass. I chose a quote from one of my favorite book series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. The full quote is actually "Death is lighter than a feather, and Duty is heavier than a mountain" I wanted the feathers to be around the words so I spaced them around the central area and then laid out the letters using a ruler to attempt to keep them straight...
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Watch Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus get built in just one minute

Apple is putting the finishing touches on its massive “spaceship” campus, which is already in use. Okay, it’s not really a spaceship — it’s officially called Apple Park . (But where’s the fun in that?) Whatever you call it, the huge, $5 billion circular structure has been impressive to watch get built. The campus is 175 acres in total and will eventually house around 12,000 Apple employees. The company says the 2.8 million-square-foot main ...
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New hack threat may be hiding in your movie's subtitles - CNET

A security software company warns that subtitles downloaded from websites could harbor malware. Getty Images Subtitles for movies you watch via Popcorn Time and similar services might spell trouble for your computer or media device, a computer security company said this week. A newfound vulnerability could let hackers take control of your gadget through malicious code inserted into the subtitle files, according to a report from Check Point ...
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The Marc Newson Hourglass For Hodinkee shows us time is a nanoball

“Can anyone tell me what this is?” the teacher asked. Outside the rust rains had come again and the building reacted by assembling a nano sphere shield. They would be inside until it stopped. None of the children were old enough for the skin adaptation. She might as well keep them busy. She held up half of a glass object, the top edge crude and sharp. “A cup?” asked Sarla. “Close. It’s been broken. It’s from the 21st century, circa 2017. Le...
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Insurance startup Quilt adds life insurance to its portfolio of products

The startup insurance application processor Quilt has added a life insurance product to its portfolio and has begun pitching its digital enrollment in 37 states across the country. In partnership with Generation Life (a 50-year-old insurance company that was recently acquired by Swiss Re), Quilt is looking to make the process of applying for life insurance easier so that the under-insured population of millennials can have the coverage they...
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Judy: Android malware punches its way through as many as 36.5 million devices

Judy punches its way through as many as 36.5 million Android devices AN ANDROID MALWARE CAMPAIGN called, er, Judy has been discovered lurking in more than 40 apps in the Google Play Store, and it might have punched its way through as many as 36.5 million devices. Check Point discovered the malware, that thankfully  doesn't resort to ransomware or stealing bank credentials. Instead, it installs a form of auto-clicking adware to generate larg...
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Congress Busted Using Cable Lobbyist Talking Points In Attacks On Net Neutrality

By now, most Techdirt readers realize that far too many members of Congress don't so much have thoughts about technology policy, as they do bulleted mental lists of talking points provided by a lobbyist happy to do their thinking for them. That has been particularly true when it comes to telecom policy over the last few months, especially the GOP's ham-fisted attack on popular consumer broadband privacy protections and the telecom sector's ...
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Far Cry 5 takes series to deadliest land of all: Disenfranchised America

Enlarge / Next-to-last supper? Ubisoft Montreal reader comments 0 LOS ANGELES—I leaned back in a hotel-suite chair and took in a bonkers video-game pitch from an Ubisoft producer while folding and unfolding the tiny American flag I'd been given moments before. The 13-year-old Far Cry gaming series returns once more in February 2018, and, at least conceptually, this might be its most intense entry yet. While Far Cry games traditionally drop ...
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Wanted: Protection From Intrusive Hacks for Connected Vehicles

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Firefox 54.0 Beta 11

Mozilla Firefox is a fast, light and tidy open source web browser. At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally. The key features that have made Mozilla Firefox so popular are the simple and effective UI, browser speed and strong security capabilities. The browser...
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