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Google offers more control, after ads on offensive content leads to brand boycott

Google plans to give its advertising clients more control over where their ads appear on YouTube and the Google Display Network, which posts advertising to third-party websites. It announced the move in a blog post from its European business after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared against offensive content, such as videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism. The U.K. government, the Guardian newspaper and Fran......
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Listen to Steve Ballmer talk about showing Clippers’ games from players’ perspectives

Steve Ballmer wants sports watchers to see Los Angeles Clippers basketball games from the players’ perspectives. “Software can figure it out,” he says. The former Microsoft CEO, now owner of the Clippers, chatted about his virtual-reality vision for his team on a recent podcast hosted by sports commentator and The Ringer CEO Bill Simmons. “Instead of a center-court camera; I want to see the game the way [Clippers point guard] Chris Paul see......
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TypeShift is a slick and beautiful new word game for iPhone

Leave it to Zach Gage to create yet another interesting experience in the well-trod field of word games. The game designer, who most recently crafted fascinating new spins on chess and solitaire, just released a word game called TypeShift on iOS. He describes it as “the modern anagram puzzle.” Like most addictive games, it’s seemingly simple, challenging you to create a number of five-letter words out of a jumble of letters. It’s like a lit......
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The guy behind the '4-hour workweek' thinks you should work for 4 hours at WeWork

Tim Ferriss, the man behind the 4-hour workweek.Image: jemal countess/Getty ImagesBy Emma Hinchliffe2017-03-18 16:47:57 UTC Tim Ferriss made his name on productivity: how to get the most out of your workday, and your life, in just four hours. The Silicon Valley investor—in startups like Uber and TaskRabbit—moved to become a hyper-productivity guru with his books The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef.  Now, Ferriss is pa......
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Russian Bank Says Hackers are Trying to Make It Look Like Its Servers are Contacting Trump

Photo: Getty The saga of Russian cyber-ties to Trump just gets more complicated. Reports of contact between an Alfa Bank server and one belonging to the Trump organization have been circulating for months. Now, the bank says that US-based hackers have been attempting to make it appear that its servers are communicating with Trump since mid-February. First reported back in October by the ......
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Protecting Bees, the Futility of Bay Leaves, and Five Years of Raspberry Pi in This Week's Highlights 

This week we learned why some types of wildflowers won’t help the bees who need it most, investigated whether or not bay leaves actually add any flavor, looked back on five years of tinkering with Raspberry Pi, and more. Here’s a look back. Bee populations are in decline, and Cheerios wants to help. So far, so good. But they are sendin......
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Incorporated Built an Incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked It

A future world ruled by evil corporations isn’t exactly a new concept, but the Syfy show Incorporated brings something fresh to the idea. Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams says the show’s world-building will impress even hardcore science fiction readers. “Most shows don’t come anywhere near the world-building sophistication of a science fiction novel, but this one really does,” Adams says in Episode 247 of the Geek’s Guide to the Gal......
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Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.If you spend your days in Gmail, Google Docs and, more recently, Google Keep, go get Google Calendar 1.7.5 for iOS and stop reading. It is that powerful a calendar app and it slots in especially well with all the other services from Google.If you do not live in the G Suite, though, you ......
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Germany's Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus."We want to create a digital single European market. That means we need to have legal situations that are as similar as possible in all European countries," Merkel said in her weekly video podcast. ......
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How Wadjet Eye's Unavowed weaves modern design into a gritty point-and-click adventure

“AGS [Adventure Game Studio] is easy,” says Dave Gilbert, when I ask if he’s started to run up against the limitations of the now 20-year-old engine for adventure games. I’ve met up with Gilbert to discuss his latest game, Unavowed—the first Wadjet Eye title he’s spearheaded since 2014’s Blackwell Epiphany—and not long after we start talking I’m reminded that Gilbert continues to be AGS’s best advocate.It’s not just that Wadjet Eye is the p......
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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

This one-dish meal tastes like it needs hours of hands-on time to put together, but it’s just minutes to prep the simple ingredients. So easy! —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Lawyer's Association Asks New California Attorney General To Drop Its Abusive Prosecution Of Backpage

The First Amendment Lawyer's Association (FALA) is hoping to end the California Attorney General's crusade against Backpage. The website has already ceded ground in the face of constant criticism, investigations, and legal threats. Earlier this year, it shuttered its adult ads rather than continue to bleed money and time defending itself against bogus prosecutions and investigations. Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris -- who......
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Jim Eno of Spoon gives us the scoop on ‘Hot Thoughts’ and streaming music

“If everybody wants to listen to their music through streaming, we, as artists, have to find a way to play in that environment.” Could the indie art-rock gods known as Spoon have come up with a better name for their electrifyingly great new album than Hot Thoughts? Not bloody likely. On Hot Thoughts, their first studio effort in three years, which is out today in various formats via Matador Records, the Austin, Texas-based collective is fi......
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Weekend Warrior – (Not) Switching It Up

With more Nintendo Switches on the way, plenty left to discover in Horizon Zero Dawn, and Mass Effect's siren call ringing in our ears, we're perfectly happy to stay right where we are this St. Patrick's Day weekend. (There was a disappointing amount of green in the office today, by the way, but thankfully even less pinching.) What are your plans for the weekend? Beauty and the Beast? Harry Potter board games? Or will you be hunkering down ......
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Nintendo Switch: Tips, games, problems and everything else you need to know - CNET

What is the Nintendo Switch? It's Nintendo's new Wii and Game Boy merged into one -- a handheld game system that transforms into a TV game console when you slide it into a dock. Or into a touchscreen tablet, complete with kickstand, when you snap its nifty wireless controllers off! It costs $300, £280 or AU$470. Assuming you can find one. That's what the ad says. Real talk: is it console or handheld? (updated 3/10) Both! Ser......
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Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest [updated]

reader comments 52 Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver just pulled off an unusually impressive feat: they compromised Microsoft's heavily fortified Edge browser in a way that escapes a VMware Workstation virtual machine it runs in. The hack fetched a prize of $105,000, the highest awarded so far over the past three days. According to a Friday morning tweet from the contest's organizers, members of ......
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The best free privacy software 2017

Protect your data and your identityOnline privacy is a hot topic, with even world leaders weighing in on the subject. Many of the big-name websites and companies will track your activities to deliver targeted advertising, and can build up an astonishingly detailed profile including your interests, spending habits, age, location and more.If you would prefer to keep your personal details private, a VPN or proxy tool will help. See our guide t......
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The Atomo Modular Electronics System is like LEGO for electronics

One of the hardest things about Raspberry Pi and Arduino is figuring out where to stick all the pieces. While both of these systems work well alone – you can have a lot of fun with just a board and an Internet connection – it’s also fun to add little things like printers and screens to make fun projects. That’s where the Atomo comes in. This modular kit comes from Jonathan Buford, a Hong Kong-based maker, and it’s certified by Arrow Electro......
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FCC: Your cybersecurity isn't our problem

This neatly lays the groundwork for companies to spy, track, and profit off our private viewing and browsing habits. You see, ad industry trade groups absolutely hated those privacy rules, which were established under former Chairman Tom Wheeler.The rules would've required internet service providers to notify consumers about the collection and use of their data. And require opt-in consent before using or sharing what the FCC considers sensi......
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Lap Slide Guitar Skate Board

I was able to order all my parts online, here is a list of the parts.Skate Board - Doesn't have to be new but if it is used, make sure it is solid.Guitar BridgeGuitar Nut6 TunersPick up with pots and input jack------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Below will vary with above parts.2 - 1/8 inch x 1 inch Stainless Steel washer (Home depot)2 - #6-32 x 1 inch Stainless Steel Machine......
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Demonic Anime Classic Devilman Is Resurfacing as a Netflix Original Series

Devilman is returning to the world of anime with a brand new upcoming Netflix original series called Devilman: Crybaby. The newest iteration of Go Nagai’s violent demonic classic has finally been given a video preview that you can check out at the end of this article, and it looks like it’s going to be awesome, even if the subtitle Crybaby doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. The upcoming Devilman: Crybaby was just announced via Netflix, an......
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Weekly Roundup: Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3B, Uber’s navigation for drivers improves

This week four people were accused of hacking at least 500 million Yahoo accounts, Spotify partnered with Waze and Intel bought computer vision company Mobileye. These are the top stories of the week, and you can also get this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you prefer. 1. The U.S. Department of Justice accused of two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers of orchestrating the hack of at least 500 million Yahoo accounts......
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What If You Could Eat Chicken Without Killing a Chicken?

From a report on The Outline: San Francisco-based startup Memphis Meats announced this week that it had grown chicken in a lab -- chicken strips, to be precise. The strips, which were grown using self-reproducing cells, are technically "meat," but because the cells were not from an animal, the process by which this "meat" was "raised" is much cleaner, resulting in animal food that has the potential to sate both environmental groups as well ......
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Passive Income Podcast - Matthew Behdjou

Passive Income Podcast Matthew Behdjou Genre: Investing Release Date: March 14, 2017 Matthew Behdjou introduces you to the P......
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