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Upcycled Motherboard Notepad Gift Set

Recently I acquired quite a few old and/or broken motherboards and I decided to make something useful out of them. The desktop computer motherboards were perfect for a notepad covers, the laptop motherboards for coasters and CPUs or graphics chips could be used as key rings . . .

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Uber’s diversity is on par with the tech industry and that’s not great

Uber has published its much sought after diversity numbers for the first time since it was founded in 2009. Unfortunately for the company, the pressure to publish the numbers mounted after former employee Susan Fowler published her account of the sexism and sexual harassment she endured during her year working at Uber. The company has revealed that its diversity numbers are on par with much of the rest of the tech industry. That’s not gre......
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Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones

For Truecaller, an app that offers real-time caller ID and spam protection, the past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.  On one hand, the eight-year-old service continues to grow strongly in developing markets, and has also chalked out plans to attract people globally. On the other hand, several features that made Truecaller so popular are now shipping out of the box with iPhone and Android smartphones.  So what doe......
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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the best Microsoft program you’re probably not using. For me, it's become the online home for much of my work: article drafts, interview transcripts, even random thoughts about how to re-organize the home office.I love that I can take it with me basically anywhere. OneNote is baked right into the company’s own Surface devices, and there are apps for iOS, Android, MacOS, and support for Apple Watch and Android Wear. It’s not easy ......
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'Immortalized' Stem Cells Could Be the Key to Mass-Produced Artificial Blood 

Photo: Getty The need for more blood donations is a seemingly never-ending problem. Between interruptions to the donation process, fear of needles, rare blood types, and a general lack of awareness, life-saving blood supplies are difficult to keep stocked. But a team of researchers has found a way to manufacture artificial blood that could make a major impact on millions. Scientists worki......
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Why It's Important to Cancel Dinner Reservations If You Can't Make It

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The Godzilla Animated Movie Gets New Art, More Plot Details

Toho’s first animated Godzilla movie, the studio’s 30th about the monster, won’t arrive in American Netflix cues until later this year. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait that long to learn what Godzilla: Monster Planet will be about. A full translation of the film’s synopsis was posted to SlashFilm, and it sounds like they’re taking Godzilla to some exciting new places. The film will begin at the end of the 20th century when humans discove......
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Can Virtual Companies Scale?

A lot of firms start out as virtual companies, but as they grow, they move into office space. It turns out there are advantages to staying virtual, however. We explain some of them. Modern technology has enabled more working professionals to telecommute, whether they're working for traditional companies or progressive companies. Their employers may maintain dedicated office space for each employee nevertheless. Alternatively, there may be ......
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How to Clean a Throttle Body

Video tutorial on how to clean the throttle body on your vehicle. This is a generic video, so procedure may slightly vary between vehicle makes and models. A majority of engine will be equipped with a rubber intake tube that is held on with a gear clamp. Others may have an air box, filter, etc. There are two types of throttle bodies, cable operated which is shown in the video and electronic/fly by wire that is found on most newer vehicles. ......
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Release: Quern - Undying Thoughts + First-Person Adventures Sale

The only way out is deeper in. Quern - Undying Thoughts, an atmospheric first-person adventure inside a bizarre world, is available now, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 25% launch discount!You've found yourself in a place that defies logic, and yet logic is all you need to figure it out. A scientist has built something unique, something unwieldy and strangely beautiful. You're the catalyst, the one who must follow the breadcrumbs, brave the mind......
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Fake VHS ad for Star Wars 'Rogue One' looks straight out of the '70s

Despite the weird uncanny valley performances from some of its digital characters, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story does a great job of time-traveling back to a time before the first film in the series.  So it's only fair that we get to see what the VHS videotape version of the home video might look like if Rogue One had actually been released back in the '70s.  From the amazingly accurate '70s-style voiceover to the grainy footage, the fake St......
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LOL, the Treasury Secretary Says Automation of Jobs Is "50-100 More Years" Away

Steve Mnuchin takes the automated stairs. Photo: Getty Steve Mnuchin, the genius behind Suicide Squad and our nation’s treasury secretary, isn’t worried about artificial intelligence or automation. It’s not even on his radar, so just relax. On Friday, Mnuchin sat down with Axios’ Mike Allen to talk about a wide range of issues including the strength of the dollar, tax reform, and Donald......
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Financial Infidelity Is Common and Can Ruin Your Relationship, So Start Talking About Money

Photo by Pixabay. Financial infidelity is a fancy phrase for hiding money from your partner, and it’s actually a pretty common issue. It can also be a hugely problematic one. Money is already one of the leading causes of stress in a relationship. Combine that with lying about money and you have a recipe for disaster. MEL magazine points to a few interesting stats:A recent survey a CreditCards.com survey that found 12 million Ame......
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Twitter, United Airlines and girls in spandex leggings: How your Sunday #content gets made

It’s Sunday. Do you have a spare minute to watch a $36 billion corporation get swamped by Twitter? Here you go. This morning, Twitter user Shannon Watts reported that girls that were supposed to be on a Denver to Minneapolis flight weren’t allowed to board until they changed out of spandex leggings. Some of the girls changed their clothes, and others never got on the flight, Watts said: 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in legg......
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Don’t Seek Demonic Powers Online

A lot of you folks come here to Geek.com to learn how to summon demons. Don’t lie; we can see the numbers and search terms. “Can I really summon Lucifer?” “How to summon a demon on someone else.” “How to make deals with demons.” “Sad Satan.” There’s no shame in this. We’re grateful y’all are so interested in figuring out how to bring Buné the Three-Headed or Forneus the Demon of Language to this mortal plane. You’re even emailing editors fo......
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StarCraft Remastered brings 4K graphics, modern audio, and more to the legendary RTS

Blizzard's StarCraft Remastered unveiled: 4K support, updated audio, and more Don't care about shiny new graphics? StarCraft Anthology will be free starting later this week, once Blizzard issues the new 1.18 update. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: StarCraft: Remastered ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoa......
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Bottle Opener With Magnetic Top Catcher

My brother in law inspired this project, he has a bottle opener on the wall in his kitchen but every time you open a bottle you have to quickly catch the top or pick it up off the floor. I decided to make something a little better.

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Uber has grounded its self-driving cars in Arizona after one was involved in an accident

On Friday night, a self-driving Uber vehicle was involved in a collision with a human-driven car in Tempe, Arizona that caused the semi-autonomous vehicle to flip on its side. Uber’s car was being driven in autonomous mode but there were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to an Uber spokesperson, just a safety driver. The company has since grounded all its self-driving vehicles in Arizona while it conducts an ......
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This robot maid could revolutionize the hospitality business

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'Rosie' by Maidbot is an autonomous floor cleaner that provides safe and cost-efficient automated solutions to the hospitality industry. 

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Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

Image: Gizmodo Composite/Spotify/Deezer/Apple Music/Pandora/iHeartRadio/Tidal/SoundCloud/Napster SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business. It’s never a good sign when venture-backed companies have to raise money fr......
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Inkle's space archaeologist adventure won't tell you if your lost language translations are wrong

“The game isn’t going to tell you if you got that right.” It’s an ominous way to start a game demo, but one I’m not too surprised by after playing 80 Days and Sorcery! Heaven’s Vault is Inkle’s new game, and I met up with studio co-founders Jon Ingold and Joseph Humfrey recently to get some hands-on time. At first glance it’s a huge step away from Inkle’s previous games—where 80 Days and Sorcery mostly played out in text, Heaven’s Vault fea......
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Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale

Under Armour Gold Box Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to kick off the weekend, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices. Head over to Amazon, and you’ll find deals on shorts, tops, hats, and more. Just note that lots of the items have multiple color options once you get to their product pages, and that these prices are only available tod......
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Internet Gutter: Masturbation Gaming

Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s also enabled people with very… particular interests to find each other. In this weekly series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web. Masturbation Gaming People do......
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Simple DIY Cutting Board

So pretty much as soon as we could, we found the closest lumberyard and got our butts over there. Side note, we realized that lumberyards are often closed on weekends and evenings, so if you work full time like we do you might want to check their hours before you drive all the way over there *cough* learn from our mistakes *cough*.Walking in, we had a “a whole new wooorrrld” moment. It was amazing, we could have stayed there all day. Litera......
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There’s no easy fix for Google’s YouTube problem

A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. Last week, U.K. advertisers — including the government, The Guardian newspaper, and various others — began boycotting Google’s ad products, including YouTube, over the fact their ads were appearing next to troublesome content, ranging from videos promoting hate to those advocating terroris......
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