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Infographic: 12 Mind-Boggling Brain Facts

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. The brain is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. Since we need to process what we see and turn it into a identifiable matter that we can correlate to. The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. And in humans, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 15–33 bi......
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Indiana Considers Prohibiting Cities From Banning Airbnb

"Indiana's cities and towns wouldn't be allowed to put their own restrictions on companies such as Airbnb under a proposal state lawmakers are considering," reports the Associated Press. Slashdot reader El Cubano writes: The proposed legislation would prohibit local government in the state from banning Airbnb rentals by their residents. There are exceptions for home owner associations (which will still be allowed to ban rentals in their com......
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Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

By Heather Somerville | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image.Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday.In a statement to Reuters, Jones said he could not continue a......
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Watch Tim Schafer talk about Full Throttle Remastered

He totally put his lips on that. We recently coerced Tim Schafer, lead designer of Full Throttle and many a gaming sensation, into discussing the upcoming Remastered version of his point & click classic with us! Longtime fan and multitalented streamer ChronoWolf hosted the heavy-metal event on our Twitch channel, firing plenty of his and the chat's questions at the man behind this captivating biker adventure.Tim Schafer recounted severa......
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Chili Corn Bread Salad

A co-worker brought this wonderful dish to a potluck several years ago. She had copies of the recipe next to the pan. Now I make it for get-togethers and also supply copies of the recipe. I never have any leftover salad or recipes. —Kelly Newsom, Jenks, Oklahoma
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YouTube apologizes for hiding LGBTQ users’ videos in its Restricted Mode

YouTube has released a statement in response to accusations that it is discriminating against its LGBTQ users by hiding certain videos in its Restricted Mode. The company issued the statement on Sunday night, after after several popular LGBTQ vloggers and video creators, discovered that videos on topics such as dating, attraction, and inspiration had been hidden by default in the mode. Many led criticism against the company using the #YouTu......
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'The Walking Dead' finally gives Daryl the hug he needs in 'The Other Side'

This recap contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 14, titled "The Other Side."  War is coming to The Walking Dead, and with only two episodes remaining in Season 7, things are escalating quickly — in last week's episode, Morgan took a life and Carol finally got back in the game, so you know that shit is getting real. Episode 714 was mostly about setting the table for the chaos to come in the final two installments, but "T......
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Glitch Is a Collaborative Coding Site Based Around Remixing Existing Code

Whether you’re just learning how to code or you’re a seasoned vet, experimentation is a key part of the learning process. Glitch is a free new coding site that makes that a little easier by implementing a remix and collaboration system that’s also easy to deploy as an actual app. Glitch projects are primarily created by remixing existing code. This allows users to instantly make their small-time projects, like bots, web sites, or......
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Experts Worry as Germany Tests Voice Recognition Software to Screen Refugees

Photo: Getty Germany announced this week that it will begin testing voice recognition software in its screening of refugees seeking asylum. The approach may help speed up the processing of hundreds of thousands of migrants, but some experts fear that the imperfect technology could cause more harm than good. In 1998, Germany began to use speech analysis to help determine the country of ori......
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is Thad, responding to Ed Sheeran's stand against takedown bots with a good observation about the broken incentives of the DMCA: One of the many problems with the DMCA is that it not only actively encourages hands-off, automatic takedowns, it actually encourages that the algorithms they're based on be as dumb as possible. Because if it can be proven that a rightsholder intentiona......
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The Best Famous Pets Funko Pops!

The Best Famous Pets Funko Pops! - Geek.com Subscribe ......
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Uncharted 4 Wins Game Of The Year At SXSW Game Awards

SXSW is an annual music, games, and film festival currently underway, and yesterday it held its fourth iteration of the SXSW video games awards show, which looks back at the past year's best titles. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was awarded game of the year, along with several other honors including excellence in animation, visual achievement, narrative, and more. As for Uncharted 4's GOTY award, it beat out other nominees such as Overwatch an......
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HP - 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB HDD

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.That means that organizations looking for smartphones offering government-grade security will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or, soon, the S8 rather than the now-discontinued BlackBerry OS smartphones like the on......
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Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM

A 3D XPoint wafer.Intel reader comments 0 Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, albeit with no price attached, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will......
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Tesla is doing away with its two least expensive Model S cars

Tesla is doing away with its most accessible car. Late last week, Tesla began emailing folks who had previously expressed interest in the Model S 60 and 60D, noting that the least expensive members of the Tesla family will soon be discontinued. While the Tesla Model 3 will be cheaper when it finally becomes available, starting at $35,000, the Model S 60 and 60D were otherwise the most affordable Tesla cars, starting at $68,000. But no longe......
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10 best smartphones in the US

Update: Our best smartphone for 2017 is more than one year strong and due for a refresh with the impending Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch.However, if you want buy the best phone today in the US, whether it's an iPhone or an Android, here are the top 10 cell phones that have gone through our comprehensive review testing.Knowing the best smartphone you can buy in 2017 is more than just a hunch for us. We test out the latest and - someti......
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While You Were Offline: Boycott McDonald’s! Boycott Hawaii! Hell, Boycott Everything!

Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow got a scoop: President Trump’s tax returns. OK, two pages of his tax return from 2005, but still. It was a big deal—mostly because she announced it on Twitter and then made the internet wait for almost an hour and a half (an hour and a half!) before giving up the goods. Folks were so busy being annoyed about the delay they almost missed a chance to weigh in on the possibility of a Matrix reboot. We would nev......
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Unabridged) - Yuval Noah Harari

Description One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consum......
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Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering — AppleInsider picks out four cheap or free ones for you to try.Camera+We're not going to blow the lid off of any secret App Store finds with this first one, but we couldn't start off a camera app list without mentioning Camera+, which is currently on version 9 and has been downloaded over 10 million times.Camera+ is pretty much the ......
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Windows 10 will push some updates over limited data plans

This generally won't be an issue if you're an avid internet user with an unlimited service plan or a relatively high data cap. However, it might pose a problem if you have a low cap (such as on satellite broadband) or have to pay based on usage. While this could save you from a major malware threat or a showstopping bug, you might not be so happy if you end up paying an overage fee just to get that important fix. ......
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Grandma's Honey Muffins

I can remember my Grandma Wheeler making these delicious muffins—we'd eat them nice and warm, fresh from the oven! She was a "pinch of this" and "handful of that" kind of cook, so getting the ingredient amounts correct for the recipe was a challenge. Now it's a family treasure! —Darlis A. Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin...
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Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe)

Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe) Vote!Intro: Giant Homemade 16" Disc Sander (for the Lathe)Homemade 16" disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4" plywood mounted to a face plate. The table ... 1 Step 1: Cutting Out the DisksI start by cutting out the pieces for the disks on my table saw, just over 16" square.To trace out the circle, I make my own ......
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Chuck Berry dies, Twitter cries 'Hail, hail rock 'n' roll' - CNET

Getty Images Rock 'n' roll died today, and Twitter let loose with a chorus of tributes. The social network filled up with eulogies pegged to the passing of a certain duckwalking guitar player, of whom John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." The 90-year-old......
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Google Glass Enters The Manufacturing Sector

NPR recently profiled one of the 100 factory workers now using Google Glass at the agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO. An anonymous reader quotes their report: Google Glass tells her what to do should she forget, for example, which part goes where. "I don't have to leave my area to go look at the computer every time I need to look up something," she says. With Google Glass, she scans the serial number on the part she's working on. T......
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