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A year after Colin Kaepernick's first protest, his absence looms larger than ever

Miami Dolphins tight-end Julius Thomas wears a shirt in support of Colin Kaepernick to warm-ups this Sunday. Image: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images By Patrick Kulp 2017-09-24 23:12:42 UTC It's strange to look back on it now, as the U.S. president scolds the NFL for a perceived lack of patriotism, but when then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem first draw attention last year, th...
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The tiny secret in Apple's new App Store and why it matters

There is a tiny, hidden Easter egg on the new iOS 11 App Store screen. It’s so subtle that most probably missed it, but it’s an important one, a gossamer thread that leads all the way back to Apple’s core, and to what the App Store means to Apple. Find it? You can be forgiven for not noticing the new Games icon at the base of the iOS 11 App Store app is based on a familiar shape. Take a close look at that tiny rocket. Remind you of anything...
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Something's brewing. Image: Kevin Mazur/WireImage By Shannon Connellan 2017-09-22 03:05:27 UTC Imagine the power of 16 Beyoncés. Just picture it. You could supply strong, probably renewable energy to a continent with that kind of power. And now we've got a visual. Monarch of social media hype Beyoncé posted six images on her Instagram account on Thursday, most without captions and all generating an exorbitant amount of ecstatic comments. Ch...
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Women in STEM get prime real estate on Grand Central's ceiling for an inspiring reason

There are plenty of ways to recognize the pioneering women who've made unique contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math.  But GE chose an unorthodox strategy by creating custom-designed animations of 12 influential women in STEM and projecting them onto the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.  That famous tourist attraction and commuter hub is known for its high ceiling, which features a stunning constellat...
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Bing launches Google-like fact-checking label

Bing is taking action against fake news, in a similar fashion to what Google has already done.  Microsoft's search engine is adding a "Fact Check" label to the search results "to help users find fact checking information on news, and with major stories and webpages within the Bing search results," it said in a blog post .  The label could be used on both news articles and web pages from fact-checking organisations, such as Snopes or PolitiF...
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So ... what is Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' really about?

Warning: Major spoilers for mother! are ahead. Well, that was something. Jennifer Lawrence's mother! has finally arrived in theaters, and the general reaction can be summed up in three letters: WTF? It's clear that writer-director Darren Aronofsky is trying to say something with his new work, and that he wants to get people talking about that something. The problem is that no one quite seems able to agree on what that something is.  Ask 10 ...
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'The Crown' star Claire Foy will be new 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

All hail the new girl with the dragon tattoo. Claire Foy – best known as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown – has officially been cast as lead Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider's Web, to be directed by Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe). She takes over for Rooney Mara, who portrayed the character in 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Noomi Rapace played the role in the original, Swedish-language The Girl With the Dragon Tatto...
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Apple explains what went wrong with Face ID at the iPhone X event

During Apple's big event Tuesday, Craig Federighi tried to unlock an iPhone X using Apple's new face recognition system, Face ID, but something went wrong : The phone asked for a passcode, and Federighi quickly replaced it with another iPhone X, which worked as advertised.  Now, in a statement to Yahoo, Apple has explained what happened during the presentation.  “People were handling the device for the stage demo ahead of time and didn’t re...
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Apple tried to show off Face ID, and it was so embarrassing

Apple unveiled three new phones on Tuesday, including the very large and expensive iPhone X . But when the company tried to show off one of the phone’s fancy new features, things did not go as planned—and it was pretty embarrassing.   During an on-stage demonstration, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi attempted to unlock an iPhone X using its new Face ID feature. But when he held up the phone to his face,...
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Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 is the most luxurious Chinese phone ever madeand it works in the US

Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy phones dominate worldwide, but in Asia — and specifically in China — homegrown brands like Huawei , Oppo and Xiaomi are rapidly closing in on them. Xiaomi, the fifth largest smartphone maker worldwide, in particular is ready to lead , not by repeatedly copying the iPhone, but with industrial design that dazzles. The company started down this path last year with the gorgeous bezel-less Mi Mix , and now it...
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