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Net-neutrality supporters cripple the FCC website again

Page loads for GoFCCYourself.com are lethargic, but sections of the FCC website that Oliver's custom URL point to seem to be running normally. It's just the comment page for the net neutrality case that's been struggling under the sudden influx of traffic here. The reason for the redirect in the first place? As Oliver illustrates in the video below, finding the actual page to tell former Verizon lawyer Pai and his compatriots that an open i...
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Amazon's Echo can manage your Google calendar for work

The surprising thing here is that Google Home doesn't yet work with G Suite accounts, nor does it even let you add events to your Google Calendar. That gives the Echo a distinct advantage over Google Home, at least in terms of how it manages your daily info. Home can read out your daily agenda, so it's not a complete bust, but being able to add items to your calendar feels like the kind of that that should have been in there on day one. The...
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Logitech's sub-$100 deck tempts new mechanical keyboard fans

The G413 is a solid piece of kit, with an aluminum plate underneath the keys and a thick braided cord providing USB pass-through so you can plug stuff into it and reduce cable clutter on your desk. Even the feet feel pretty solid and are hard to pull off -- and yes, I tried, as I've had a few go missing in the past. The keys are easy to remove, which makes the deck super simple to clean, as well as allowing you to swap out buttons if you ha...
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Google is fixing a Chrome flaw that makes phishing easy

Thanks to something called Punycode , phishers are able to register bogus domains that look identical to a real website. Take this proof-of-concept from software engineer Xudong Zheng, where apple.com won't take you to a store selling Macs, iPhones and iPads. The real website is actually https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com. The xn-- prefix tells browsers like Chrome that the domain uses ASCII compatible encoding. It allows companies and individu...
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US Navy bans e-cigarettes on every ship in the fleet

MT @USFleetForces : #USNavy suspends Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to protect Sailors, ships, & equipment - https://t.co/weefHTR2gh pic.twitter.com/QJbAT7zBMy — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) April 14, 2017 The devices' lithium-ion batteries exploded in 15 incidents between October 2015 and June 2016 that were reported in a Navy memorandum ; In two of those, the power sources detonated while the e-cigarettes were in sailors' mouths. Some oc...
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ICYMI: The story of Microsoft's Solitaire and volleyball-blocking robots

Meanwhile in Japan, the national volleyball team is using a robot to block its spikes . Called the "blocking machine," three-torsos with arms move back a forth on a rail and "leap" up to block the ball. The system is meant to help the team test out their spike shots against different types of defender formations. Currently the team coaches are looking to add motion sensors for more lifelike and unpredictable training sessions. As always, pl...
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Here are the Nintendo Switch games on deck for 2017

First up are the big announcements for the most heavily-anticipated titles. Nintendo's bizarre new IP, the slinky-punch fighting game ARMS, is slated to come out in June. The studio shared more footage today that expanded the list of boxing glove types and revealed elemental effects would be part of players' toolkits. The studio's cutesy multiplayer shooter Splatoon 2 comes out July 21st, arriving with a new PvE mode and three themed amiibo...
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'The Mummy' in VR was shallow, but the seats were not

VR seat company Positron teamed up with Universal at SXSW this year to showcase a "Zero Gravity VR Experience" tied in with the studio's The Mummy reboot. While it fell (way) short of simulating weightlessness, it was nonetheless a nice way to watch virtual reality. If only the stuff I was watching wasn't quite so shallow. Like the movie it's based on, Universal's setup at SXSW is flashy and expensive. You walk into a nondescript ballroom a...
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Nintendo prez discusses Switch docks and left Joy-Con issues

Nintendo PR followed up with a statement which mentioned: "There are no widespread technical problems, and all issues are being handled promptly, including the reports regarding the left Joy-Con Bluetooth connection." We don't know what this means going forward, but for now, if you're having problems staying connected we'd recommend calling support instead of trying any DIY repairs . The exec also spoke to owner's desire for spare Switch do...
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Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight

Early experiments are promising, although they do reveal some limits. Rats with the implants don't show any improvement over their afflicted peers in low light (since the light-sensitive material isn't kicking in), but their response to brighter light is nearly as good as that of a healthy animal. And since the materials are organic-friendly, the rats kept the implants in place for 6 months with no inflamed tissue. Don't get too excited by ...
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Circle with Disney launches Alexa and rewards apps integration

Circle with Disney , a device that gives you control over your kids' internet activities by connecting to your WiFi network, now has a "smart family" platform. It's called Circle Connection, and it gives you a way to connect the device's accompanying application with various apps you can use to reward your kids. Some of those apps, for instance, give your kids more time to use their gadgets, depending on the chores they finish or the activi...
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Twitch goes full Facebook

Pulse builds off of the Channel Feed feature that Twitch rolled out in beta form in March, allowing streamers to post updates to their own pages. Pulse collects these messages in one spot, so fans don't have to visit specific pages to see a curated feed of all the latest streaming news. Channel Feed will officially roll out to all streamers in mid-March. Most folks signed into Twitch should see the new Pulse feed on the front page starting ...
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The best hair straightener

Who should buy this Anyone can use a hair straightener, but how well a straightener will work on your hair—how straight it will get, how long it will stay that way, and how much damage it will endure from the heat—depends on a combination of genes, climate, and practice. The curlier or more textured your hair, the more heat, time, or styling products you'll need to invest to get the style you want; the finer your hair, the more easily it wi...
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Backstage with the big winners of the IGF and GDC awards

Every year, the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice award shows bring a bit of glitz and glamour to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. And 2017 was no different. The two back-to-back spectacles honor the most innovative and important titles of the past year, covering everything from mobile gaming and student projects to mainstream, AAA extravaganzas. We went backstage with the winners directly after they rece...
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The Morning After: Friday, March 3rd 2017

This is the Nintendo Switch's hit. 'Breath of the Wild' is the best 'Zelda' game in years Nintendo has changed Zelda a lot for its Switch incarnation -- arguably the most since the series debuted. With a bigger world, exploration key to your progress, and weapons that you'll need to keep an eye as they degrade, it's a different spin on Link's journey through Hyrule. But despite all that, Aaron Souppouris says that it remains unmistakably a ...
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Watch the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards right here!

Watch the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards right here! Latest in Gaming Watch the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards right here! 10m ago View Playing with shiny, mysterious blocks in 'QUBE 2' 6h ago View Microsoft plans to bring mixed reality to the Xbox in 2018 6h ago View These are the Nintendo Switch games you'll play after 'Zelda' 7h ago View The Independent Games Festival Awards are also happening tonight. GDCA In this article: desig...
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With the Prius Prime, Toyota delivers nearly the perfect tech car

It didn't matter that the car could potentially save me hundreds of dollars a year in gasoline and that its fans equated ownership with saving acres of rainforest while simultaneously hugging a polar bear. It looked like a wedge of Brie with wheels. It was ugly, case closed. That is, until I saw the $27,100 (before federal tax credits) 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. The Prime looks more aggressive than previous Prius models. The lines res...
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The Xperia XZ Premium may be the 4K flagship we've been waiting for

The Xperia XZ Premium is a beautiful device in that rounded, slab-like way Sony loves, but the look ultimately hasn't changed much since last year. I personally don't mind — I think there's still plenty of mileage to be squeezed out of this classic Sony look. Still, there's no denying that high-end smartphones are losing their bezels left and right, like LG's G6 and the as-yet-unrevealed Galaxy S8 . Beyond just being visually striking, a sm...
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Draft 5G specs lay the groundwork for a real standard

On the back end, cell sites should have a minimum of 20Gbps downstream and 10Gbps upstream to share with their connected users. The technology should also handle 1 million or more devices per square kilometer (about 0.38 square miles), although Ars Technica notes that this is more likely for low-demand Internet of Things devices rather than urban hubs full of smartphones. There's the chance that these specs could change between now and when...
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Latest version of iOS solves iPhone 6's shutdown issues

A spokesperson told the publication: "With iOS 10.2.1, Apple made improvements to reduce occurrences of unexpected shutdowns that a small number of users were experiencing with their iPhone. iOS 10.2.1 already has over 50% of active iOS devices upgraded and the diagnostic data we've received from upgraders shows that for this small percentage of users experiencing the issue, we're seeing a more than 80% reduction in iPhone 6s and over 70% r...
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Firefox adds the ability to snooze tabs on Test Pilot

You simply need to click its icon and then choose from the options that appear in a pull-down menu: you can program the tab to reappear later that day, the next day, the weekend, next week or next month. But if you have a specific date and time in mind, you can manually put that in, as well. When the snooze time's up, the tab will pop back into your browser and will even notify you of its presence. The latest Test Pilot version also comes w...
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Failed 'Super Retro Squad' Kickstarter returns as 'Glitch Strikers'

At a glance, the trailer looks a lot like Pavlina's original promise: a game with multiple worlds based on classic NES titles that can cross-over into each other. Specifically, the trailer shows a Mario-like character named Manni exploring game worlds inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Megaman, Metroid, Contra, Ninja Gaiden and more, stopping in each world to ask the characters for help beating his own game -- which has been overrun by impass...
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Homeland Security staff locked out of their own networks

We've reached out to the Department for more details on the nature and scale of the problem. The big question is whether or not this is just everyday IT trouble or a security issue. It's entirely possible that is 'just' a glitch, but the government is understandably on edge after a string of hacks targeting federal organizations. The last thing it needs is a Homeland Security breach that compromises potentially very sensitive data. Original...
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The Morning After: Monday, February 20 2017

Funds could help humans find new work when automation takes over. Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses How would you deal with the likelihood that robots and automation will lead to many people losing their jobs? For Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the answer is straightforward: tax the robots. In an interview with Quartz, Gates argues that taxing worker robots would offset job losses by funding training for positions ...
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Batmobile toy uses augmented reality to show the driver's view

The Justice League Batmobile is controlled via your iOS or Android device, which isn't unusual among RC vehicles these days. But Mattel have mixed things up by adding a dash cam into the mix. It's embedded in the cockpit, so you're not necessarily seeing the car's perspective -- you're seeing what Batman would see. And, while you could set up a little physical obstacle course and pilot your way through it as you would any toy, the app comes...
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