‘Star Trek: Discovery’ presents a murkier vision of the classic franchise

Star Trek: Discovery has a lot riding on it, both for CBS executives (who are counting on the show to help them launch their paid streaming service, CBS All Access) and Star Trek fans (who’ve been waiting more than a decade for a new Trek series). On the business side, last night’s premiere seems to have been a success, though it’s hard to say without real subscriber numbers. The first episode, “The Vulcan Hello,” aired on CBS, while the se...
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No Need to Count Your Steps Per Minute When Running—Your iPhone Already Knows

A high cadence is part of good running form. Most pros take upwards of 180 steps per minute , and that’s a pretty good goal to aim for. But you don’t have to count your steps the old fashioned way; your iPhone is already keeping track for you. Turkey Trot Throwdown, Week 2: Count Your Cadence You’ve set your goal and hopefully gone for a few runs by now. (If not, it’s never too late to… Read more To see your step counts, go to the Health ap...
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How Windows 10 S is different from the Windows 10 you know

The sleek new Surface Laptop comes with it, and so do $300 two-in-one tablet PCs for education and business. But exactly what is Windows 10 S, and how is it different from other versions of Windows 10? The “S” in Windows 10 S doesn’t stand for anything, although Microsoft throws around words such as safe, secure, streamlined, superior performance, simple and student to explain it. Standardized and super locked down might be closer to the ma...
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Toxic Green Safety Spider

Materials: Either several sheets of foam core, or a sheet of thin (5mm) plywoodBlack paint There are four silhouettes in this project. The big spiderThe little spidersThe captured kidThe jagged border You could do this project with foam core, but it would be more fragile, and I don't think it would last many Halloweens. If you have a scroll saw, I recommend cutting all the silhouettes out of thin plywood. Transfer the images to the plywood....
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7 things to know before upgrading to MacOS High Sierra (10.13) - CNET

Photos in High Sierra now has all the adjustment tools easily accessible on the side panel. Lori Grunin/CNET Apple launched its final version of High Sierra (MacOS 10.13) today, and before it was even out the door came a reason not to update: a hacker claims to have already shown that Keychain, the repository of all your passwords, is vulnerable . Oy.  Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment about it, but just pretend the...
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Zoom Player FREE 14.0 Beta 3

Zoom Player is a very fast media player. Prior to Zoom Player, playing media files on the PC was either overly simplistic for the Power User or overly cryptic to the common user. Zoom Player tries to both simplify the playback experience for the common user, while giving the Power Users all the tools and interfaces they may require to manipulate their playback environment to their exact specification. To that end, Zoom Player employs a slic...
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NSA-Developed Crypto Technology No Longer Trusted For Use In Global Standards

One of the most shocking pieces of information to emerge from the Snowden documents was that the NSA had paid RSA $10 million to push a weakened form of crypto in its products. The big advantage for the NSA was that it made it much easier to decrypt messages sent using that flawed technology. A few months after this news, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that it would remove the "Dual Elliptic Curve" (Dual EC) al...
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President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are unveiling a new federal computer science initiative with major tech backers

President Donald Trump will issue a new directive Monday to supercharge the U.S. government’s support for science, tech, engineering and mathematics, including coding education, as the White House seeks to train workers for high-demand computer-science jobs of the future. To start, Trump is set to sign a presidential memorandum at the White House later today — a policy, first reported by Recode, that tasks the Department of Education to dev...
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Intel Core i9-7960X review: It beats Threadripper, but for a price

Mark Walton reader comments 15 Whether the Core i9-7960X was always part of Intel's plans for the high-end desktop (HEDT), or whether it was haphazardly rushed to market to combat AMD's bullish Threadripper platform, one thing is clear: Intel once again has the fastest slice of silicon on the market. With 16 cores and 32 threads, matching AMD's flagship Threadripper 1950X , the i9-7960X is an unashamedly over-the-top processor that breaks b...
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Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack

Microsoft Teams isn’t even a year old , but it’s about to replace Skype for Business. At Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida today, the software giant is revealing that it plans to kill off Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business took over from Lync , Microsoft’s previous business chat app, back in 2015. Microsoft’s originally Teams launch made it look obvious that Skype for Business would eventually...
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