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Watch SpaceX’s first launch since its September 2016 rocket explosion here

SpaceX is launching its first mission since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a launch pad during preflight routines in September of last year. The launch is set..

Playing all the games at Nintendo's Switch event

Sorry, though, no 'Super Mario Odyssey.'

Eonite VR tracking software ensures you don’t lose your virtual head

Computer vision firm Eonite has launched new software to track users’ position in virtual reality (VR) with high levels of accuracy and low latency.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s Skyrim

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is less than two months away, we found out today, and will be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. I got the chance to finally play Nintendo’s next huge...

Watch SpaceX’s first launch since its September 2016 rocket explosion here

SpaceX is launching its first mission since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a launch pad during preflight routines in September of last year. The launch is set..

Video shows inflatable pack saving snowboarder from avalanche

A first-person video shows the harrowing moments when a snowboarder is caught in an avalanche and protected by his high-tech backpack.

Watch SpaceX’s first launch since its September 2016 rocket explosion here

SpaceX is launching its first mission since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a launch pad during preflight routines in September of last year. The launch is set..

Watch SpaceX launch its first Falcon 9 rocket after September’s launchpad explosion

Today, SpaceX is hoping to get back to launching — and landing — its rockets again, a little over four months after one of its Falcon 9 vehicles exploded on a Florida launchpad. The company’s...

Adobe is working on a voice-activated digital assistant that can edit pictures for you

What if Siri could edit your pictures for you? That's essentially the question Adobe Research hopes to answer with a digital assistant for editing photos, a new project that the software company...

Sony's new PlayStation headset is premium in name alone

The fit, finish and sound quality don't merit the $150 price.

Google Maps now lets you get an Uber without leaving the app

Everything happens right in Maps now.

Nintendo will have a Switch app to help with parental controls

Set time limits, daily use and game rating restrictions.

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Lucasfilm has 'no plans' for CGI Carrie Fisher in new Star Wars movies

"Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family," the statement continues. "She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars."

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Fitbit Continues Spending Spree With Acquisition Of Vector

Fitbit has extended its spending spree with the acquisition of luxury smartwatch maker Vector, a European startup that entered the market less than a year ago.

3
Uber To Build Autonomous Research Center In Michigan

Uber has settled on Wixom, Michigan as the base for its new autonomous vehicle research center, which will focus on embedding the company’s self-driving system into cars.

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IGN on Twitter

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5
8K TV: Everything you need to know about the futuristic resolution

Absolutely – and they have had for a few years. At there was a 65-incher from SkyWorth, the 65-inch Chang Hong 65ZHQ3R and 98-inch Hisense LED98NU9800V ULED TV, to name but three. Another 98-incher, the 98ZHQ2R, was showing on the Chang Hong booth, which appeared to be held in place by something akin to scaffolding, so thick were the supports. “There are no plans to release this because there’s no 8K content out there, but you could use it as a PC monitor,” said Yuxiao Zhao at Chang Hong Electric to TechRadar. 

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A Reboot Worth Making: How Netflix’s “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” Gets It Right

But given their history, Sonnenfeld shared many of Handler’s ideas for reimagining the Baudelaires’ world, making him an ideal partner to tackle the project. The decision to spend two episodes on each book (this inaugural season covers "The Bad Beginning," "The Reptile Room," "The Wide Window," and "The Miserable Mill" for a total of eight parts) came early. Both knew that a serialized and more leisurely approach would allow them to go deeper into each installment, which tied into their mission of going smaller. Where the movie had lost its integrity in its decision to go broader and more comedic, the series would pare down the fluff and keep the world contained, thereby preserving much of the books’ tragicomic sensibilities.

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Monopoly wants the internet to pick its next eight figurines

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer . Morningstar: © 2016 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2016. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2016 and/or its affiliates.

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Learn What Breast Cancer Can Look Like With This Cute Image

You’ve probably heard that you should see a doctor if you notice any changes in your breasts, since lumps and other anomalies can be signs of breast cancer. But do you even know what changes you’re looking for? Let these lemons explain.

9
What if the iPhone had never arrived?

10
WhatsApp again dogged by privacy questions, but there's a fix

But there's a fix. WhatsApp users can opt in to find out when someone they're communicating with changes their encryption key. This change happens often enough, when users switch to a different device or SIM card. If you see that your contact has a new encryption key and you're worried someone might have forced the change to intercept your message, you can ask your contact if he switched devices, said John Geater, chief technology officer at Thales e-Security, a firm that helps companies manage their encryption keys.

11
Playing Nintendo Switch Feels New and Classic at the Same Time

The bottom line is that I had a ton of fun playing games and those Joy-Con controllers are an absolute delight. It’s too soon to say whether the ideas Nintendo is trying with the Switch will work and if this console is enough to right the wrongs of the Wii U. It will take more than just Nintendo games to make a platform. Moreover, the number of titles available at launch is less than overwhelming. Still, my first impression is that this is much more “hit” than miss.

12
SpaceX successfully returns to launch with Iridium-1 NEXT Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX has succeeded in launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, its first launch since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on a launch pad in pre-flight procedures in September 2016. The launch took place at 9:54 AM PT Saturday, during an instant launch window. It’s a huge victory for SpaceX, which has had to delay its launch schedule since the explosion.

13
Trump cybersecurity advisor taken to task over his own insecure website

His latest mishap comes from a cabinet appointment, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. It’s Giuliani, now, that’s tasked with protecting our nation from the best and most sophisticated cyber criminals both foreign and domestic. And it’s Giuliani that today got schooled on the perils of not practicing what you preach.

14
App Store users can bring antitrust lawsuit against Apple

Apple did not immediately respond to our request for comment, but has argued in the past that it basically rents out space to developers in the App Store. Apple gets a percentage of the revenues and developers get to sell their apps on the platform.

15
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Most tech companies shoot their proverbial wads at CES, showing off their finest wares for the coming year and beyond. Usually, this means that the second week in January is a peaceful time, meant for reflection upon the technological wonders seen in Las Vegas. Nintendo, however, is not most tech companies.

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After Government Threatens Fines, Facebook Will Test Out Fake News Filtering in Germany

In a blog post written in German, Facebook also said that it believes by adding additional context to stories deemed fake, people can decide for themselves what to believe and what information to share. It’s important to note that people will still be able to share these stories, they’ll just be accompanied by a warning. Considering “fake news” is now basically used as a pejorative to describe any news story someone doesn’t like, will this be effective?

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Key Samsung shares steady, market awaits South Korea prosecution decision on leader

SEOUL Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor's decision on whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group's leader.

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Could IoT’s consumer data riches save insurers $6 billion a year?

“Insurance companies will benefit because for the first time, they will have data that shows that the devices are fitted and functional in the consumer’s home,” said ROC-Connect’s Kevin Meagher. “We will move from the crazy position we are in today where insurance companies are offering discounts on security systems and fire sensors when 50% of customers do not switch the alarm on and there are no batteries in the fire sensor.”

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Stackable pods could help house San Francisco's homeless

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer . Morningstar: © 2016 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2016. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2016 and/or its affiliates.

20
Weekly Roundup: New and Noteworthy Jailbreak Tweaks of the Week (Jan 15)

These are the all new tweaks that were released this week. If there’s any tweak missing from this list, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it.

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Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.

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10 Amazon Alexa skills to add to your Echo today - TechRepublic

Alexa is the AI digital assistant to beat right now, and adding skills only makes it better. Here are 10 you should make sure you try if you have an Alexa unit at home or work.

23
How to preorder the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo says online gaming services will be free for a trial period after the console is released, but will become a subscription service this fall. The unit will come with a Switch console, two Joy-Con joysticks, two Joy-Con wrist straps, a Joy-Con Grip, the Nintendo Switch Dock, a HDMI cable and an AC adapter. (Confused? Here's more information about the new Joy-Con controllers .)

24
Is diabetes the world's most connected health condition?

Health monitoring is a critical part of daily diabetes management. A range of apps, connected devices, more recently wearables can assist people to monitor, treat and manage their health. As tech companies compete, let’s take a look at what on the market and what’s in the future:

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

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26
Stanford U: Future wearables to diagnose diseases early?

Some suppliers, like Jawbone , are looking into building medical devices that are available to consumers, but the FDA has drawn a hardline on how these devices should be marketed. It might be a while before a device can be approved by the FDA and commercially available to all consumers, regardless of their health.

27
DT Giveaway: Win some awesome tech in honor of CES 2017

It is 2017 and Digital Trends is kicking off the year in style. In honor of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), our first ever booth at the big event, and our 3-day livecast from Las Vegas, we’re giving away several of our favorite tech items to four lucky readers. You can enter below for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot, Apple Watch, Apple iPad Mini, or Q-Jays Anniversary Edition Earphones. You can even up  your chances of winning with nine ways to enter.

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CNET asks: Are you buying the Nintendo Switch?

The new Nintendo Switch console is coming to store near you March 3, 2017, for the measly cost of $300, £280 or AU$470 (OK, IMO, it's not cheap.) And our staff have been busily familiarizing themselves with the console to give you all the insights of what to expect and what they personally think of it. Just check out the coverage thus far.

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Watch SpaceX Launch a Rocket For the First Time in Months [Updated]

After some setbacks—including, but not limited to, an explosion in September —SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:54:34am PT (12:54:34pm ET). We’ll all be watching and sweating profusely—including Elon Musk, presumably.

30
Marian Prokop on Twitter

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When smart clothes start chatting up smart cities it could get crazy

For those wishing never to be lost in the crowd again, U.K. researchers are developing connected clothing that will turn its wearers into mobile sensors for smart cities.

32 iPhone 8 To Feature Forge Stainless Steel Chassis Frame

The next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame in the middle. The metal bezel will be made of stainless steel using a forging process to enhance its sturdiness and reduce costs and manufacturing time.

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Andy Rubin is Building an 'Essential' High-End Smartphone

But AI has apparently gripped Rubin, and, according to Bloomberg , he is currently has at work on building not only a brand new, high-end smartphone, but also an entire series of consumer products that are all bridged together by artificial intelligence. The new company’s name is Essential, and Rubin intends to unveil the company at the same time it announces the new smartphone and other consumer devices.

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Apple Seeds iOS 10.2.1 Beta 3 to Developers

Apple has officially seeded developer beta 3 of iOS 10.2.1. The first developer beta did not have any major forward-facing new additions to the mix. With the minor point upgrade, Apple is focusing on fixing any issues discovered since the public release of iOS 10.2, as well as boosting overall performance.

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Use a smartphone as a Dial Up Modem?

But the problem with cell phones is that they've never provided a full 64kbps digital audio channel like the landline PSTN did. They use lossy codecs to compress your voice audio down to fit into a 9600 bps channel. So if you want to try to do audio-modulated signaling over that channel, I think you'd be lucky to get 4800 bps (4.8kbps = 0.6 KibiBytes/sec) out of it. And that's assuming you design custom modulation schemes to get the most out of what that audio channel gives you. I have no idea if any of the traditional modulation schemes used by POTS modems would work well over GSM voice channels. For all I know, an off the shelf POTS modem may just completely fall on its face and not even be able to sustain the ages-old 300 bps rate over a GSM voice channel.

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How to Check Your Internet Speed

Once you've run it a few times and want to put those numbers in context, just click the "My Results" link at the top of the page. Ookla will then visually plot out your various tests and compare them to the global average speeds. On the side, your best speed score will be awarded a letter grade, corresponding to the following scale (the percentage is how you compare to other Internet users on the national and global level):

37
Increase Camcorder Power Supply Time, proprietary

Increase Camcorder Power Supply Time. How I hacked an odd shaped, (proprietary). How I hacked an odd shaped, (proprietary), plug to my JVC GZ-HM960BEK Camcorder to my power supply to use a Battery Bank LCD External Power Backup Dual USB Battery Charger to increase the Camcorder battery time This has shown to be reliable over many, many months of use. I mainly use as a backup power for my Camcorder it gives me much longer Camcorder battery time I use this with a hack to the power lead for a JVC GZ-HM960BEK but this hack can be used for almost any USB charged unit. This has shown to be reliable over many, many months, years, of use. I mainly use as a backup power for my Camcorder it gives me much longer Camcorder battery time:- How to video, Increase Camcorder Power Supply Time http://dai.ly/x2dzpaq

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10 features of Google Docs you should be using

Go to Tools > Preferences and you'll see a list of automatic substitutions that Google Docs makes. Most involve the style in which fractions are displayed along with a few symbols and arrow styles. You can add your own, but substitutions based on the capitalization of a word does not work.

39
Superbug Resistant to All Available U.S. Antibiotics Claims Victim

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Outgoing FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality

In his last public speech as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler said on Friday that the FCC is a referee for the American Internet and implored its next leaders not to mess with net neutrality rules, one of the signature achievements of his three-year tenure.

41
Even the Freest Free Speech Platform Still Bans People

Last year represented a breaking point of sorts for major online platforms. The swelling tide of abuse, hate-speech, and politicized misinformation finally grew too big to be ignored. But the ensuing crackdown—as painfully slow and largely ineffective as it was—has led to a concurrent rise in largely-unknown sites and services clamoring to be the Most Free for free speech absolutists.

42
What a teen's recent livestreamed suicide reveals about mental health and social media

Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and consultant for Crisis Text Line , said that while the medium may have been shocking in Davis' case, it's common for someone in the midst of a mental health crisis to yearn for connection. Young people who've grown up communicating often exclusively through a smartphone may naturally turn to social media to talk about suicidal feelings. What's less instinctive, however, is knowing where to find life-saving aid and comfort online.

43
The Obamas bid farewell with a VR White House tour

The People's House is also just a taste of what's to come. It clocks in at around eight minutes, but there's a longer version that's closer to 20 minutes coming later this year, according to the VR studio Felix & Paul, which filmed the experience. That extended edition will also be available in stereoscopic 3D, so it'll have more depth and sharpness than what we're seeing today, which is just a flat 360-degree video. I had a chance to view a few scenes in 3D, and it was like a night and day difference, with much sharper video and a greater sense of presence.

44
How to Tell Your Boss That You Want to Transfer to Another Team

Sometimes you find yourself with a good job but you want to pivot ever so slightly within the same company. What’s the best way to approach your boss and tell them that you’d like to transfer to a different team or department?

45
IBM's "THINK" motto

First we have to determine what IBM means by its famous slogan.  Here are some of the many meanings of "think":  "ponder; reflect (on); believe; consider; cogitate; feel; deem; hold; suppose; imagine; remember; recall; conceive; deliberate; recollect; evoke", etc.  Thomas J. Watson , who led IBM from 1914 to 1956, first used this motto in December, 1911 at a sales meeting of a predecessor company, and he explained it as meaning "take everything into consideration".

46
The Genius Who Lived in a Storage Locker for $200 a Month Was Evicted

“If you’re going to live in a storage unit, you’re going to need to be invisible as you can possibly be,” the man in the video tells us. And he would know. According to a spokesman for the company, U-Haul kicked the YouTuber known as o07craft out of his home before his how to live in a storage locker video went viral this week.

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Learn all the tricks that savvy pros use to grow their businesses for under $30

, you’ll have the “insider” knowledge to set your business sales on fire in a short amount of time. This complete package of growth hacking coursework is on sale at

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How to stream any audio with the Amazon Echo

With so many built-in options for streaming audio from the Amazon Echo, it may not seem immediately apparent why you might want to use it as a Bluetooth speaker. Currently, media streaming services that Alexa supports are your own Amazon Music library, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Audible and it can even read some of the e-books from you Kindle library.

49
Here's how Rudy Giuliani will advise Trump on cybersecurity

“If we were to do encryption, we would try to bring in all the stockholders – the [tech] companies, and I think you’d have to bring in some of the law enforcement people, have them talk it out and see if there isn’t a solution that can be reached,” he says. “Encryption is a method of providing privacy. It can also be a method that can be used in order to commit crimes the government is unable to uncover. You’ve got two very conflicting things going on and I honestly don’t know the solution nor am I going to give them [the administration] a solution – that’s not my job. What I’m going to do is make available to them all the points of view so they can come to the right decision.”

50
15 Instagram photos that turn normal structures into toys

After trying (and failing) to describe the tilt-shift effect to a friend recently, I decided to head over to Instagram where there are a ton of great examples.

51 Former Android chief ready to take on the iPhone -- again
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53 Padlet Jobs (jobs) is a beautiful person
54 Full Letter From Human Rights Leaders Asking President Obama To Pardon Edward Snowden
55 Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day
56 Get demolition-racing game Dirt Showdown for free!
57 Surprise! Samsung might've just leaked the Galaxy S8 in this ad
58 Use the Fibonacci Sequence to Quickly Convert Between Miles and Kilometers
59 Right Click Enhancer Adds Tons of Useful Options to Your Context Menu
60 Brilliant, bold, bisexual, boss: the author of 'Goodnight Moon' was before her time
61 https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/01/13/2139252/someone-is-trying-to-sell-those-stolen-three-screen-razer-laptops-in-china?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
62 Space Photos of the Week: A Supermassive Black Hole Just Wants Some Privacy
63 Lifehacker on Twitter
64 NBN trialling aeronautical mobile satellite service proof of concept with Qantas | ZDNet
65 http://www.androidguys.com/2017/01/14/expressvpn-router-review-fixing-the-root-of-the-problem/?utm_content=buffer2213d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
66 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
67 The Verge on Twitter
68 http://www.androidguys.com/2017/01/14/fancy-a-wearable-check-out-these-great-deals/?utm_content=buffer808c1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
69 These 20 deep, absorbing PC games will eat days of your life
70 SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal
71 SpaceX hopes satellite internet business will pad thin rocket launch margins
72 How to watch today’s SpaceX launch — and why it matters
73 Hands On: Nintendo’s New Switch Console Is Fantastic—But Short on Games
74 Ex-MI6 agent so worried by his Donald Trump discoveries he started working without pay
75 Gizmodo on Twitter
76 Nintendo talks Switch launch titles, price point and lessons learned from the Wii U
77 NetApp: Nine Reasons Why NetApp ONTAP Flash Storage is the Smart Choice for Business - TechRepublic
78 Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
79 Cloudflare and CREDO are still gagged from talking about national security letters
80 Tim Cook on Twitter
81 Megh Wright on Twitter
82 Why Silicon Valley's top execs are obsessed with taking walks
83 The outlook for Bay Area startup space in 2017
84 PACs of Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon gave more to GOP candidates than Dems in 2016
85 Manage devices linked to your iCloud account from an iOS device
86 Are you a Righty or Lefty? Ancient Teeth and Tools May Explain the Evolution of Handedness