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5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

Alerts are delivered whenever any of these metrics fall out of the ideal growing range. The data collected from users also enables Freight Farms to improve their services, giving them greater insight into how customers are utilizing their products. Container gardening is nothing new in urban areas, but it’s foreseeable that the water-efficient containers could be of benefit to regions where drought causes a barrier to farming.

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Take a look back at the year in connected health for 2016

There’s not a simple solution. It requires consumer understanding of the need to secure their health data and the need for health data companies to employ advanced data analytics to preempt data breaches. As our physical selves continue become increasingly quantified in 2017, we’ll need to be on the look out as to how our health information is secured.

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Brandon Hunt on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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4 ways Industry 4.0 will look different in the coming year

This year  ThyssenKrupp  launched the use of Microsoft HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide. Currently, the global elevator service industry is valued at over $44 billion per year, and more than 12 million elevators transport over 1 billion people each day. Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained wearable holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely self-contained–no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment and provides a new way to see the world. The special mixed reality device empowers more than 24,000 of the company’s service technicians to do their jobs more safely and efficiently, and keep people and cities moving better than ever before.

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What New Year's Eve celebrations look like around the world

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Find love or have a fling with the best LGBT dating apps for iPhone and Android

Dating is complicated — no matter your race, gender, or sexual preference. Thankfully, the right dating app can help simplify the process, allowing you to make new friends, start a fling, or kickstart an endearing relationship that’s as romantic as anything in Woody Allen’s long-standing catalog (it can happen). And while you certainly can find a so-called “match” using an app like Tinder, there are scores of dating apps geared toward the gay and bisexual community, each of which flaunts its own set of features and quirks that make it unique. Below are a few of our recommendations, whether you’re looking for love in your local area or merely a night in with a dedicated gamer.

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How to wall-mount your Amazon Echo

Much like TV wall-mount kits, most mounting kits for the Echo and Echo Dot come with all the hardware you need to install them. Choosing one really comes down to personal preference in design -- how tightly to the wall the speaker is fixed, how the bracket itself looks and what materials it's made of.

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TRUMP: 'No computer is safe'

"You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I'll tell you what: No computer is safe," Trump told reporters during his annual New Year's Eve bash. "I don't care what they say."

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5 New Year's resolutions for new managers - TechRepublic

If you are a new manager in a business-facing area like business systems analysis or training, you should spend at least one quarter of your time getting to know your management counterparts and their superiors in end user areas. Part of your job is to develop and to build healthy relationships with end users. This in turn will pave the way for your staff to do its work with less friction or resistance. Relationship-building isn't a task that shows up in project timelines, but it can impact those timelines if the job isn't done well.

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Kobe, LeBron offer Ronda Rousey support after social media mocks UFC loss

Some of the digs at Rousey weren't completely shocking given her apparent disrespect of past opponents (not shaking hands, etc.) and recent refusal to address the media. But despite that, several major sports stars rushed to Rousey's defense following her defeat by offering public shows of support.

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Georgia 🖇 on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Texted photo lab pics spoil pregnancy surprise, couple says

Commentary: In Michigan, photos meant for a baby announcement to family get spread all around town after dropoff at a Meijer store photo lab.

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The Best Cheap Laptops of 2016

Chromebooks Chromebooks used to be glorified netbooks running Google's Chrome OS. While these Chrome OS–based laptops are still Web-centric, they now have a relatively full feature set. If you spend most of your working hours in the cloud, a chromebook will offer you just as much functionality as a regular laptop, and have longer battery life. It will also likely cost you a lot less than other types of notebooks, as chromebook prices typically run between $200 and $300. Just be sure you have easy, constant Wi-Fi access, as there is scant local storage on these systems.

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Wearable tech at CES 2017: Expect a quiet year

Garmin is one of the few companies to actually see shipments and market share increase this year, mainly in part due to its focus on niche sports watches. As for new products at the show? There is a good chance we see something. Garmin has a history of announcing new watches at CES. We saw the Fenix 3 multisport watch in 2015, followed by the Fenix 3 HR in 2016. Perhaps 2017 will be the year of the Fenix 4 or another Fenix 3 variant?

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In 2017, It Shall Be Known As Hollyweed

2017 is bound to usher in an assortment of changes to our society. Most of them will be bad—we’re sure to suffer—but some will be good. For example, last night a Los Angeles-based hero vandalized, or rather modernized , the city’s iconic Hollywood sign to read “Hollyweed.”

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10 TED Talks to help you survive the apocalypse

As the world's population grows and the effects of climate change come into sharper relief, we'll have to feed more people using less arable land. Molecular biologist Jill Farrant studies a rare phenomenon that may help: "resurrection plants" — super-resilient plants that seemingly come back from the dead. Could they hold promise for growing food in our coming hotter, drier world?

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Year of fear: Horror movies to look forward to in 2017

Think 2016 was scary? Fright flicks due this year feature Annabelle the creepy doll, Pennywise the murderous clown and coworkers who kill to survive.

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Lucid Motors partners with Mobileye for their autonomous car

Lucid Motors, a luxury car manufacturer from California, has chosen Mobileye as its main supplier for camera, radar, and lidar sensors, which will enable self-driving.

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We take on the 2016 Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in Morocco (Part 3)

It's the final few days of the Gazelle Rally. Both vehicles and participants are exhausted, but the desert doesn't allow for rest.

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8 of your best predictions for the future of IoT in 2017

“Initially, we overhype technology. I’d like to think that maybe for the first time we’re moving beyond the overhyped phase of IoT and we’ve moving into a much more sober analysis of what IoT is actually able to do. We’re seeing that it’s not going to do everything that we thought it would be able to do by now.  IoT predictions historically tend to include ridiculous numbers of the high economic impact and I think that next year the numbers will be much smaller and more importantly, they’ll be real. They’ll be more grounded estimates about what’s happening in the industry based on real production deployment using full blown data analytics. Maybe 12 months from now, we’ll actually be doing real work rather than hypothesizing about what could be.”

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4 incredible deals to start off 2017

This is the perfect time to properly outfit you for the next 12 months. So for a limited time, we’re giving you 17 percent off nearly all of our already-discounted offerings at

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Ben Heck's PlayStation 4 Pro teardown

It's time to appraise the decisions Sony made when designing the newest iteration of the PlayStation console. Ben compares the PS4 Pro to the XBox One and the PS4 Slim , and then answers the ultimate question on everyone's mind: "Why can't the PlayStation 4 Pro do 4K Blu-ray ?" While taking apart the console, Ben also comes across some curious similarities to the XBox One, making us wonder. Also, why do so many versions of the PlayStation 4 even exist? You'll have to watch the episode to find out!

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IGN on Twitter

Pete's Dragon is a nominee for our "Best Movie of 2016"! Follow the link to cast a vote for your favorite! http://www.ign.com/wikis/best-of-2016-awards/Best_Movie … pic.twitter.com/YFDuo1rwnN

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The Best Wireless Headphones of 2017

Wireless no longer means poor sound, either. These days, Bluetooth wireless stereo audio sounds much better than it ever did before. Even though the stereo Bluetooth data signal is compressed, various headphone and earphone vendors have discovered ways of enhancing the signal to compensate for deficiencies in fidelity. Having said that, audiophiles will still hear a difference and should probably stick with wired headphones. But for casual listening, many of the most recent wireless models we've tested sound just fine—even great. Check out our buying advice below before picking the perfect pair.

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Facebook celebrates New Year with virtual firework displays

Sparks will be flying this New Year's Eve on Facebook, where its millions of users can send good tidings to loved ones.

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French workers win right to ignore work emails after hours

Commentary: January 1 sees the introduction of a law that lets French workers negotiate when they will and won't reply to work emails.

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Dell preps a 2-in-1 version of its iconic XPS 13 laptop

Dell's XPS 13 has a loyal following for a good reason: it's a solid mix of portability and speed framed by that eye-catching, near-borderless display. It's 'just' a conventional laptop, however, which rules it out if you want a 2-in-1 like Lenovo's Yoga series or HP's Spectre x360 . You won't have to give up that design to get tablet functionality in the future, though, as a Dell product page discovered by Windows Central has spoiled the existence of an "XPS 13 2-in-1." There's little there beyond the name and an image, but it's clear that Dell won't be reinventing the wheel here -- this really is the portable you've come to know, just reworked to let the display fold all the way for presentations.

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Guy Builds Intricate Star Trek Klingon Warship Using 25,000 LEGO Bricks

Kevin J. Walter from Germany recently unveiled his completed Bird of Prey, inspired by the famous Klingon warship from Star Trek . It’s based on a virtual design he created between 2008 and 2010. While that conceptual version used over 250,000 blocks, the real thing required about one-tenth of that. It’s about 71 cm. long, 42 cm. wide, and 86 cm. wide, including the stand. It’s amazing to look at the before and after, to see just how well Walter was able to bring his design to life.

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

Amazon's Alexa vs. Google Assistant : 24 questions, 1 winner http://on.forbes.com/60168Oyhm  pic.twitter.com/DX0P2NEcZe

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Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and scientists who work on developing spacecrafts and other NASA technology—dropped a simply fire mixtape to celebrate some of Goddard’s greatest achievements of 2016.

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How to Measure Social Media ROI | XEN Systems

As a marketing and sales tool, social media has quickly matured over the past few years. Whilst once it was all but impossible to accurately measure the results from social, now there are all kinds of tools available to help us to achieve this. However, many marketers still struggle to prove ROI and justify increasing social budgets. For the most part, this is due to a lack of strategy and the alignment of business goals to social activity.

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Sherlock: "The Six Thatchers" Review - IGN

Once he figures out why someone is breaking open figures of Thatcher, it really ceases to be a case for Sherlock Holmes. To figure what’s going on from hereon, Holmes can’t use his extraordinary powers of observation and deduction. He’s reliant the confessions from Mary and those involved, and for the audience this manifests as a series of crude flashback sequences and exposition dumps. Sure a couple of mysterious elements – an allusive acronym and a cryptic keyword – are thrown into the mix, but really Sherlock’s unpacking a convoluted situation along with the rest of us. And so when the climax comes, and we discover the mastermind behind it all, it doesn’t feel like a genuine and satisfying Sherlock ‘a-ha moment’; we’re finding out something new, rather than seeing something in a new light.

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Rube Goldberg Machine Made of Sex Toys Rings in the New Year (NSFW)

Practically any halfway decent Rube Goldberg machine is worth taking a few moments to watch. Sex toys would’ve been enough to make this one a fairly solid addition to the canon. But the excellent sound effects bring it to life and the moment that the ball-gagged sub is roused from slumber to play his part is worth the price of admission.

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Samsung Elec CEO says firm should make no product quality compromise

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should make no compromises on the quality of its products, Chief Executive Kwon Oh-hyun said on Monday, asking employees to improve manufacturing processes and safety inspections.

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Phoenix-Based Comic Con Now Makes People Pay To Be Volunteers [Updated]

Phoenix Comicon’s directors and managers will be responsible for selecting volunteers from the list provided by Blue Ribbon Army. Solberg and Joe Boudrie, director of programming at Phoenix Comicon, will also serve on Blue Ribbon Army’s board. The con is hoping for a staff of 1,300 at 2017's event in May, and then it wants to reduce to 950 volunteers by 2018. That means at least 400 people who volunteer in 2017 might not get the chance to next time around. If that’s the case, might as well fork over $55 for an event pass, or $20+ for single-day tickets, instead of paying to enter a lottery.

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5 tech trends that will change the world in 2017

The Internet of Things has been on just about everybody’s list for years. So why hasn’t it caught on? The issue lies in interoperability. In theory, the IoT is supposed to connect all our devices together, making them sing in a glorious technological harmony. Thing is, we’re not at that point yet — at least in a usable manner, and in a way that doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out.

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Climate change is going to be very bad for the global economy

Because poorer countries, including those in much of South America and Africa, already tend to be far hotter than what's ideal for economic growth, the effect of rising temperatures will be particularly damaging to them. Average income for the world's poorest 60% of people by century's end will be 70% below what it would have been without climate change, conclude Hsiang and his coauthors in a recent Nature paper. The result of the rising temperatures, he says, "will be a huge redistribution of wealth from the global poor to the wealthy."

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LG's next robots include an Echo-like assistant

The company isn't diving deep into features (that's what its January 4th event is for), but you should expect some common trends. At least some of the bots can steer themselves through "complex environments," and there will be some Pepper -like robots built to help you at airports and hotels. All told, LG is bent on making robots as much a part of its roster as TVs and washing machines. There's no guarantee that it'll succeed, but it's clearly not content with making the occasional robotic vacuum .

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Donald Trump Promises Hacking Surprise on 'Tuesday or Wednesday'

Well, I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge, and I want them to be sure. And if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong. And so I want them to be sure. I think it’s unfair if they don’t know. And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.

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How the Alphabet Was Born from Hieroglyphs | The BAS Library

We might be even more specific about who the inventors of the alphabet were: We may even know their names. They apparently emerged from among the circle of one Khebeded. He is mentioned in several Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions at the site and is referred to as the “Brother of the Ruler of Retenu.” Retenu was the area between Gaza and the Baqaa in Lebanon. “Ruler of Retenu” was the title carried by rulers in this area of the Levant. When Asiatic rulers migrated to the eastern Delta, it seems that they kept the title “Ruler of Retenu.” It is clear that this “Khebeded, brother of the Ruler of Retenu” is a Canaanite. In one stela at Serabit (Stela 112), Khebeded pictures himself proudly riding on a donkey with an attendant both fore and aft. No Egyptian would picture himself riding on a donkey. On another stela at the site, Khebeded is pictured with the typical Canaanite “mushroom” hair dress. From the references in these stelae, it appears that Khebeded was involved with Egyptian expeditions to Serabit for more than a decade.

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The 11 Most Influential Animal Deaths of 2016

The consensus is that 2016 was a bad year, and like every single other year, a lot of animals died. Unlike every other year, we went crazier over these animal deaths than we’ve ever gone.

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For Marvel legend Stan Lee, birthday wishes galore

Excelsior! In a year of sadness, take time out to celebrate the Marvel Comics icon, now 94.

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Lifehacker on Twitter

While you're setting your resolutions, focus on just one or two goals that really matter to you: http://lifehac.kr/Ur5gToX  pic.twitter.com/OPM03CKqM0

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Apple beats Samsung to top holiday phone activations

Consumers activated twice as many iPhones during the holidays as rival Samsung, according to new data from analytics firm Flurry.

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Tesla's new Roadster, and more in the week that was

Agriculture is an ancient cornerstone of civilization - but several new projects are pushing the practice into the future. MIT is developing high-tech " food computers " that are able to quickly and efficiently grow crops anywhere, while Farm From a Box has launched a solar-powered shipping container packed with everything you need to grow enough food for 150 people (except the plot of land). In other design and technology news, Stanford has created a humanoid robotic diver to explore depths too dangerous for people, and China launched a major space initiative to send a probe to Mars and search for extraterrestrial life. Finally, as we count down the hours to 2017 we've rounded up the most viral , shocking and inspiring stories of the year in the fields of design and wearable technology .

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​The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity

You’ve probably heard of a concept known as the Technological Singularity — a nebulous event that’s supposed to happen in the not-too-distant future. Much of the uncertainty surrounding this possibility, however, has led to wild speculation, confusion, and outright denial. Here are the worst myths you’ve been told about the Singularity.

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VW adds parking prowess through PayByPhone acquisition - Roadshow

PayByPhone, a service that lets drivers pay for parking meters with their phones, will be acquired by Volkswagen Financial Services, a part of the Volkswagen Group. The acquisition will give Volkswagen parking payment services in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Switzerland and Australia. Volkswagen previously acquired a stake in Sunhill Technologies, which provides parking payment services in Germany.

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Watch Korea's mech take its first steps with a pilot on board

That real, life-sized mech Korean company Hankook Mirae debuted recently isn't just for show. Its designer, Hollywood SFX veteran Vitaly Bulgarov, has posted a video on Facebook showing the robot taking its first steps. And, yes, it had a pilot on board. The 13-feet-tall, 1.3-ton machine was created to work in extreme conditions where humans cannot go unprotected. It won't be able to go on rescue missions anytime soon, though -- not without a power source that's portable enough.

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How the Nintendo Zapper Light Gun Actually Works

There’s a lot more to be explored in the full video embedded below. The 8-Bit Guy goes through the more complicated process involved in a light pen working, he asks an expert why there weren’t more games that used the Zapper, he opens the gun up to see what’s inside and there’s a lot of cool trivia. Did you know that the second controller could actually control the duck? I didn’t. Check it out.

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Amazing Plan to Save Rare Pig Breed From Extinction: Eat Them

Susan Frank—whose farm is home to dozens of the country’s remaining 500 registered purebred mulefoot hogs—has received $50,000 from the US Department of Agriculture to help save the rare pig. She believes that if people become interested in eating the mulefoot pig, farmers will have an incentive to keep breeding them.

51 How can advertisers target the emerging autonomous car industry?
52 Tim Cook says AirPods are ‘a runaway success,’ but that means nothing without numbers
53 Hangover Cures: Myth, Legend, and Fact
54 San Francisco Restaurant: What If iPad Was Plate?
55 21 Easter eggs hidden within your Google search bar
56 Forbes Welcome
57 The Kissenger simulates kissing your long-distance lover
58 Mariah Carey doesn't give a damn what you think about her terrible, no good New Year's Eve performance
59 16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January
60 Four Out-Of-This-World Predictions For The Space Industry In 2017
61 Weekend streaming: 'Iron Man' arrives on Hulu
62 And the best cars of 2016 are...
63 Calm, cruel and connected: 2017's best and worst of IoT
64 Is 2016 really the year of death? We ask a dead pool boss
65 Trump calls Putin smart, tweets good wishes to enemies, losers
66 Parents' lawsuit claims FaceTime caused daughter's death
67 Don't Hold Your Failures Against Yourself, Most People Don't Even See Them
68 Master the Power of Socialmedia with Twitter - smqueue
69 TechCrunch’s top 10 hardware startup videos of 2016
70 13 people who had a great 2016 (who you can actually be happy for)
71 Samsung Electronics to reveal Galaxy Note 7 probe results this month: JoongAng Ilbo
72 Meet the Three Most Absurd Creatures of 2016
73 Get the Earbuds that Can Keep Up with Your Active Lifestyle [Deals Hub]
74 Former Apple Engineers Make a Smart Rear Camera System for Your Existing Vehicle
75 Weekly Roundup: 18 New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (Jan 1)
76 President-elect Trump: It’s time for the art of the new deal
77 Gizmodo on Twitter
78 Aura Health launches meditation app for people who can’t sit still for long
79 No cobalt, no Tesla?
80 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
81 WIRED’s Most Popular Stories of the Year
82 CES 2017: Bixi pad adds gesture controls to phones - BBC News
83 The Year’s Biggest Hacks, From Yahoo To the DNC
84 IDG Editors predict tech trends for 2017
85 Adam Savage on Twitter
86 David Pogue on Twitter
87 The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars
88 A real year for VR: 2016’s best on Vive, Oculus, PSVR, and more
89 What Is Going To Happen In 2017 – AVC
90 Twitter in 2017 Either Learns to Thrive or Dies
91 7 things Silicon Valley needs to stop doing in 2017
92 The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops
93 Arduino-Programmable Cortex M4F Development Boards