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Horses recognise human emotions - BBC News

Horses are able to discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

The aerial data revolution is approaching

In the transition from battlefield to retail shelves it was inevitable that drones would face misperceptions and negative associations, but the commercial drone industry and the press coverage it has generated have only exacerbated the problem.

Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch

Arizona v. United States (Scalia dissent, court ruling on state law against undocumented residents): "We are not talking here about a federal law prohibiting the states from regulating bubble-gum advertising, or even the construction of nuclear plants. We are talking about a federal law going to the core of state sovereignty -- the power to exclude. "The Court opinion's looming specter of inutterable horror -- 'if Sec. 3 of the Arizona statute were valid, ever State could give itself independent authority to prosecute federal registration violations" -- seems to me not so horrible and even less looming. "If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign state." less

Man replies to scam emails — and hilarity ensues

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China's curious cult of the mango - BBC News

Fifty years ago, China was plunged into the most chaotic and traumatic decade of its recent history - the Cultural Revolution. During this period, the nation was gripped by a peculiar hysteria: a mania for mangoes. Benjamin Ramm discovers how the fruit became an object of deep veneration, and a vehicle for the promotion of the cult of Chairman Mao.

Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game

It's no secret that you can use Facebook Messenger for a whole lot more than just chatting with pals, but there's still a surprise or two in store. Social networkers have discovered that Messenger has a hidden chess game (quietly available for a least a month before now) that you invoke by typing "@fbchess play" when you're in a conversation. Just don't expect an intuitive interface -- you have to use text commands for everything, so you'd better brush up on your standard chess notation. If you can live with that, though, it's a free and easy way to improve your strategic thinking when you're not busy sending stickers .

Using Gravitational Waves to Pinpoint Colliding Black Holes

Now that you know how much energy was produced in gravitational waves, you can compare that to the detected level of gravitational waves here on Earth. Since this gravitational wave energy is equally distributed in all directions, the wave intensity decreases as one over the distance squared (just like light from a star). Now working backwards you can find the distance (and thus the time) to the colliding black holes. Of course the biggest assumption here is the value of the starting gravitational wave intensity—but it’s still a fairly good starting estimate.

R.I.P Picasa: Google shutters aging photo service

Image organizer Picasa was Google’s first headlong dive into the photo sharing and storing service, and in a lot of ways has paved the way for the company’s exploration into media. But now, the company is finally saying goodbye to the nearly fifteen-year-old product in a blog post today .

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts | ZDNet

Another day, another sensational report from Forbes. Oh my goodness, is Windows 10 really "phoning home" thousands of times a day? Nope. In fact, anyone who has even a basic understanding of how networks work should cringe at this shoddy report.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge say hello in leaked photos

Meanwhile, a separate photo of what appears to be the Galaxy S7 Edge came from China and shows off the device's trademark curved display. Weibo user JKwan managed to get the device running a benchmarking app that identifies the phone as an SM-G9350, a model number that was tied to the S7 Edge when it passed through China's Compulsory Certification organization. Really though, none of us should be surprised that Samsung has a new Edge to go with the regular S7; the company underestimated demand for the S6 Edge last year, and it even accidentally confirmed the phone's existence on its own site. Juicy details like the phones' chipsets and pressure-sensitive screen have yet to be full-on confirmed, but with any luck, we'll learn plenty before we even fly off to sunny España.

An innocent visit to a Thailand ATM sparks a new meme

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Internet unsure if ancient Greek 'laptop' is a Mac or a PC

Commentary: The Internet is in a tizzy over a Greek carving from 100 B.C. that resembles an open laptop, and CNET writer Amanda Kooser wants to believe.

RIP: Adblock Plus

While Adblock Plus appears to be careful about documenting the screening of its white list, the security of ads served through ABP's white list is the elephant in the room. That's because ads that get a pass on ABP's white list are only going to be as secure as the sources serving them to viewers. For an example, look no further than the June 2014 Syrian Electronic Army hack on Reuters -- which was done through compromising Taboola's ad slots .

Damn, That's a Good-Looking Motorcycle

If mechanics aren't your thing, there's still plenty to drool over. Take, for example, the hand-painted, two-tone fuel tank with its custom-machined BMW logo. Or perhaps the black rims laced to bespoke blue spokes. The hand-stitched seat is a head-turner, too. It's got the look of a café racer's single seat, but bonus practicality, since there's actually enough room to ride two-up.

Science-backed ways to hack your online dating profile to get the best matches for Valentine's

We've scoured the research on online dating for the best ways to improve your odds of finding someone special.

How to Watch Tonight's Republican Debate Online

With roots as a community organizer in Chicago, Evan rose through the ranks of Illinois state politics before being elected to serve as President of United States in 2008. In addition to scaling back U.S. involvement in unwise overseas military operations and rebuilding the national economy from a devastating recession, Evan has been writing about tech since 2010, and writing everything else since the 90s. You can follow his thought sneezes over on the Twitter (@haldash). More »

5 ways you can show your Valentine’s Day love through tech

Every digital gadget your paramour loves, from their desktop to their laptop and their tablet to their smartphone, is a dirty mess. The screens are oily and covered in dust, keyboards are full of food and every port is probably jammed up with pocket fibers. You can do a Valentine’s Day solid by carefully cleaning every keyboard (a compressed air can will do the trick), every screen surface and digging out every single port.

Hackers Are Offering Apple Employees Big Money for Logins

As for what the hackers are really after, it could be any number of things — like access to individual Apple user accounts, the company's extremely valuable intellectual property, or internal corporate strategy information, the report notes. Apple has reportedly set up an employee security program dubbed "Grow Your Own" to address the issue, though details about it are scant.

Messed up your code? Now you can just blame someone else!

These projects have prompted conversation about whether GitHub finally needs to enable people to sign their code commits within the Web interface.

Bold, black and brilliant: Unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

Hampton’s extensive knowledge, leadership and oratory skills accelerated his rise within the BPP — he was chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman of the national chapter by 1969. In his time with the BPP, he helped facilitate creation of a number of free initiatives, including a children's breakfast program, health clinics, political education classes, transportation to jails and day care centers. He encouraged the pursuit of education for all black people, especially Black Panthers. To become a member of his chapter, prospects had to go through six weeks of education so they knew what they were fighting for. While leading the Chicago chapter of the BPP, Hampton created the Rainbow Coalition , a multi-ethnic revolutionary group composed of organizations and street gangs.

YouTube has acquired BandPage to help creators monetize their channels

Via a blog post announcing the acquisition, BandPage says it is “dedicated to helping musicians build their careers by growing their fan bases and increasing their revenue on the largest digital music services in the world. By joining forces with the team at YouTube , we can help artists reach their fans in more powerful ways than ever before.”

Why women are probably the best coders on GitHub

Surprisingly, our results show that women’s contributions tend to be accepted more often than men’s. However, when a woman’s gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often. Our results suggest that although women on GitHub may be more competent overall, bias against them exists nonetheless.

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Ted Cruz just passed Donald Trump as the top searched Republican candidate #GOPDebate

Oregon Trail game co-inventor talks pioneer survival and life lessons

In a new Reddit interview, Don Rawitsch reveals his thoughts about creating the educational and entertaining Oregon Trail computer game. Plus, his idea on how the game could become a movie.

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Although the now defunct research-lab-startup hybrid might not ring any bells to you now, it was one of the most influential forces in modern robotics. The freewheeling robot collective jump-started the current race to apply robotics components like computer vision, manipulation, and autonomy into applications for everything from drones and autonomous cars to warehouse operations at places like Google, Amazon, and car companies like BMW . Google alone acquired three of the robot companies spawned by Willow.

The ultimate vegan sex kit is a kinder way to play

The silicone crop has a similar weight and texture to leather offering a familiar "whack" without using animal products. The blindfold is made of polyester but is soft enough to sleep (or play!) in, and the feather tickler is a feather alternative. What really impressed us were the cuffs-they're made of vinyl and polyester but are so strong you may think they're genuine leather.

5 strategies that turn average Joes into social media rock stars

No matter what platform you’re using, to become a social media influencer who is trusted by your peers, you have to consistently work to engage with other users and uphold your own genuine brand. It may be demanding, but by taking these steps, any average Joe can become highly influential in their network, making them far more valuable to a company than over-priced celebrities.

John Kasich rises above the fray as Republicans 'lose the election to Hillary Clinton'

"What I've been watching here is this back and forth, and these attacks, some of them are personal, I think we're fixing to lose the election to Hillary Clinton if we don't stop this," Kasich said, eliciting cheers from the crowd.

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Video Brew: Could these be the drones you're looking for? @RebeccaLinke …

Apple seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta 3 to developers

Apple’s upcoming desktop release, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, is still in its beta phases, and the company has just released another version to developers.

The Passing Of Justice Scalia: What Happens Now?

And there's the rub. This Senate, which is divided in favor of Republicans by a 54 to 44 margin, is apt to block Obama's choices, especially if they are liberal-leaning. It may even try to simply block all of Obama's nominees until his time in office is up, leaving the job to what many Senators hope will be a new Republican president next January.

Apple is being sued for its use of 3D Touch

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How the US election would go if Facebook Likes were votes

If the Likes did equate to how people were going to vote, Bernie Sanders is well out in front and set to beat Hillary Clinton by a nearly 3-1 margin. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have the least amount of Likes, with Donald Trump garnering more than both candidates combined.

Check Out The Awesome First Images From Game Of Thrones Season 6

The new season of Game of Thrones  is coming out on April 24 and to wet your whistle as you wait, HBO has graciously anointed us with 20 new images from Season 6.

You can buy credit card details of 100,000 Brits as easily as hopping on Amazon

The stolen credit cards details of 100,000 British people have turned up on the open Web and are being sold for less than $2.50, according to an investigation by The Times newspaper .

A digital, 3D printed sundial whose precise holes cast a shadow displaying the current time

Julldozer created an amazingly clever digital sundial ("Cadran Solaire Numérique") that precomputes the angle of the sun throughout the day and uses those computations to make hundreds of precise holes calibrated to cast a shadow displaying the present time.

Nothing says 'I love you' like a Valentine's e-card from space

E-cards aren’t exactly the coolest thing that ever happened to the internet, but a Valentine’s space e-card delivered by NASA? OK. I’m listening.

Why Content Marketing Awards Are More Than Just a Hug for Your Brand

But this year, it’s different. Your content marketing work is important this year – in 2016 – for the industry. We need to see these examples so that we don’t get discouraged or lose our way thinking that content marketing is not a worthy journey.

Raspberry Pi & Python I2C Deep Dive with TonyD! @adafruit LIVE

Live stream from doing a deep dive into the I2C protocol and how to use it from Python with a Raspberry Pi. Links mentioned in the video: - I2C wikipedia page: - I2C python library / python-smbus home: - Kernel SMbus protocol: - Kernel I2C protocol: - I2C ioctl example C code: ---------------------------------------- ­- Visit the Adafruit shop online - Subscribe to Adafruit on YouTube: Join our weekly Show & Tell on G+ Hangouts On Air: Watch our latest project videos: New tutorials on the Adafruit Learning System: Music by bartlebeats: ---------------------------------------- ­-

You might soon be able to subscribe to your favorite channels on Snapchat

Well it looks like Snapchat may be about to release an update to its app that changes that, offering you the opportunity to subscribe to your favorite media channels on Discover, so you can find content from them more easily.

Apps To Help You Survive and Conquer Valentine's Day

Crap: It’s the second week of February and you’ve done exactly nothing in preparation for Valentine’s Day. That’s OK—with the remaining time, a few installs can save your day (and maybe night?). Whether you’re celebrating with a long-term partner or even just trying to spare your single self a little heartache, there’s an app to go along with your plans (or lack thereof). Put down your credit card, do not order that stuffed bear. Just, grab your phone.

Holy Shit! Scientists Have Confirmed the Existence of Gravitational Waves

But the first generation LIGO experiment, which ran for eight years, wasn’t sensitive enough. Which is understandable. Gravitational waves are minuscule— the atomic jitters that pass through our world when two black holes bash together in a distant galaxy are on the order of a billionth of a billionth the diameter of an atom. LIGO detects them by proxy, using high powered lasers to measure tiny changes in the distance between two objects positioned thousands of miles apart. A million things can screw this up, including a rumbling freight train, a tremor in the Earth, and the inconvenient reality that all objects with a temperature above absolute zero are vibrating all the time.

The Math Revolution

All of which creates a formidable barrier. Most middle-class parents might research sports programs and summer camps for their 8- and 9-year-old children, but would rarely think of supplemental math unless their kid is struggling. “You have to know about these programs, live in a neighborhood that has these resources, or at least know where to look,” says Sue Khim, a co-founder of And since many of the programs are private, they are well out of reach for the poor. (A semester in a math circle can cost about $300, a year at a Russian School up to $3,000, and four weeks in a residential math program perhaps twice that.) National achievement data reflect this access gap in math instruction all too clearly. The ratio of rich math whizzes to poor ones is 3 to 1 in South Korea and 3.7 to 1 in Canada, to take two representative developed countries. In the U.S., it is 8 to 1. And while the proportion of American students scoring at advanced levels in math is rising, those gains are almost entirely limited to the children of the highly educated, and largely exclude the children of the poor.

Engadget editors on the highs and lows of online dating

That includes a fair number of Engadget readers, by the way. I've experimented with saying in my profile where I work, or just saying I'm a tech journalist, or not saying anything at all, but either way, I've been recognized a few times, either online or once I sat down to meet someone face to face. (I once blocked a guy whose introductory message amounted to "Hey, you're the laptop lady.") Don't get me wrong, I'm tickled that you all read Engadget. I just hate talking shop on a date. Nothing makes me feel less sexy than dishing about LED projectors and Android SDKs. I'd much rather hear about what movies you've seen lately, what books you're reading, places you've traveled. How many siblings you have, if we run out of stuff to talk about. I guess what I'm saying is, if you stumble across my profile on OKCupid, better if you pretend at first that you don't know who I am. You might be wondering by now why I like online dating. I don't, really, but I still believe in it. Dating apps aren't a shortcut to finding someone I connect with. But they do make it easier to find dates, including with people I wouldn't meet otherwise.

GOP Candidates: Senate Should Block Or Stall Obama Supreme Court Justice Selection

Beginning with Donald Trump, every candidate on the stage said Obama should not, or should not be allowed to, nominate the replacement. Asked whether he would nominate a replacement justice if he had only a few months left as president, Trump said he would. He also said the Senate, which will need to bless the nominee by a majority vote, should "delay, delay, delay" the vote on an Obama nominee until Obama's term runs out.

Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware | ZDNet

While I wouldn't go as far as to say that the system feels like a new PC -- modern PCs boot faster than this one does for starters -- the biggest bottleneck is the hard drives, and this is nothing that couldn't be solved by throwing a cheap SSD into the system. Barring some catastrophic failure (which wouldn't be the end of the world as I have replacement parts on hand), I expect this system to give its new owner many years of happy computing.

I Ate Edible Candy Bubbles and I Didn't Go Blind

When you’re a kid, there’s an endless list of things you’re not supposed to eat, and that includes bubbles. But apparently the science of bubble solution has come a long way over the years, because a company called Little Kids, Inc. has succeeded in concocting bubbles you can not only eat, but are actually surprisingly tasty.

'The Great Reset': Venture capitalists and startups have shifted from greed to fear

At the conference I heard a bunch of people talk about the need to cut burn rates. Obviously, companies should never waste money. But, its VERY rare to see a company turn it around and create a huge outcome once it finds itself in a position where it must drastically cut burn to extend runway. Particularly for founders who’ve raised high priced, large financing rounds on the premise of rapid, yet expensive growth, in a down market, these folks are faced with a Gordian knot that will be very challenging to untangle.

51 Apple offers replacement program for USB-C cables with 'design issues'
52 Wooden USS Enterprise Model
53 Microsoft did buy Groove, after all | ZDNet
54 It’s True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital
55 How to live with a 16GB iPhone
56 Your Phone Is Now an Earthquake Monitor
57 Nicolas Cage face swap is the 'Face/Off' reboot you didn't ask for
58 Google is reportedly building a completely standalone virtual reality headset
59 There’s still time to stop the TPP - Creative Commons blog
60 People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO
61 Oculus wants to help VR avatars look normal when they talk
62 The best movies to stream on Valentine's Day
64 How OK Go Shot A Video In Zero Gravity
65 3 Questions With The CEO Of Rebecca Minkoff
66 The FBI teaches teens about extremism with a game that defies logic
67 Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects
68 Dogs display strong Valentine's Day game with 5 types of hugs
69 Why mobile marketers are finding it painful to watch the presidential race
70 How to find the password of your saved WiFi networks on iPhone
71 On Twitter, Antonin Scalia’s Death Is No Longer News. Now It’s a Debate.
72 - A Better RSS feed to Twitter Service
73 From perfect tunes to perfect temps, tech can set the mood on Valentine’s Day
74 How Monster Hunter finally found success in the United States
75 Tech Fails: What Annoys Us Most About Gadgets and Apps in 2016
76 Create, Discover and Share on Gfycat
77 Imagining Snapchat’s Future
78 How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy
79 The Great Tech Freakout: An Overview
80 The Probable, The Possible, The Delusional
81 Healthy Body
82 Mashable News on Twitter
83 Justice Scalia had a pretty weird relationship with TV
84 Mashable News on Twitter
85 Ace the Amazon Web Services Certification Exams--No Programming Knowledge Required!
86 Obama plans to nominate a successor to Scalia, and Republicans won't be happy
87 How to run a company with (almost) no rules
88 Facebook’s Zuckerberg: "Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity"
89 TED Talks in Cinemas
90 Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress
91 Pussy Riot Member Warns Trump Ignorers: "Everybody Was Joking About" Putin, Too
92 Why we shouldn't judge a country by its GDP
93 70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers
94 If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage
95 12 Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business : Social Media Examiner
97 A simple way to break a bad habit
98 WATCH: Michigan Educators Expose Hazardous School Conditions In Detroit
99 Twitch 2015 Retrospective
100 TED Talks to inspire you to go to bed and get a good night's sleep