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Animal brought back to life from 30-year deep freeze - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Japanese scientists say they've resuscitated a tiny waterbear from a frozen moss sample.

Enjoy the 1998 'Metal Gear Solid' in Unreal Engine 4

A fan-made remake called 'Shadow Moses' is coming soon, assuming Konami is cool with it.

Pizza waffles is the ultimate super meal you need to make

How to make delicious pizza in waffle form. The best of both worlds.

Zip Tie Challenge

Zip ties are flexible, strong, easy to use, and inexpensive, and because all of these wonderful qualities exist in a single object, we’ve been seeing some amazing projects involving this ingenious material. What are you making with zip ties? Enter it in the Zip Tie Challenge! We’re giving away an Apple watch to the winner, and all runners up will receive an Instructables prize pack (including a coveted Instructables T-shirt!). Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

Microsoft's next iPhone app will be an iOS keyboard

The next app you install from Microsoft on your iPhone could be a replacement keyboard, ripped straight out of Windows Phone.

Adidas looks to phone cases for its new laceless boot

That annoying teammate can no longer blame their boots for their lack of control.

'Minecraft' fan finds a way to program BASIC code in-game

It'll even tell virtual robots to perform tasks for you.

'Minecraft: Story Mode' comes to the Wii U on January 21st

The 'Minecraft' story-based game is coming to Nintendo's Wii U this week.

In the midst of cable TV's existential meltdown, a channel rebrands

ABC Family has become Freeform, the sixth change for the channel originally founded as the Christian Broadcasting Network.

The ephemeral beauty of Boy and the World

In an age where quality in animation means cramming every inch of the frame with texture, Brazilian director Alê Abreu's design is a breath of fresh air.

Classic Doom returns with new level from game's creator

The first-person shooter classic Doom has just got an update from one of its original creators, John Romero, 21 years after he last created a level.

Netflix is bringing 'Jessica Jones' back for a second season

It also provided dates for 'Orange is the New Black' and other big shows.

Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Amazon VP Paul Misener confirms the company is developing several types of delivery drones and talks about the details of the project.

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Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Some of these categories don't even come up in a Netflix search. While searching "Korean TV Shows" brings up the same list that appears at the category URL, searching "Classic War Movies" doesn't bring up up any results. Some categories appear to be only used for suggestion purposes.

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

"While some smart people will profit from all the information now just a click away, many will be misled into a false sense of expertise. My worry is not that we are losing the ability to make up our own minds, but that it’s becoming too easy to do so. We should consult with others much more than we imagine. Other people may be imperfect as well, but often their opinions go a long way toward correcting our own imperfections, as our own imperfect expertise helps to correct their errors,” warns Dunning.

What being a flight attendant taught me about human trafficking

When she heard I was a flight attendant, she asked about our human trafficking program. She belonged to a local nonprofit group involved in helping victims of human trafficking, and it was during this chance encounter while our sons swam laps that she told me about a massage parlor a block away that her group was watching. A block from the pool — and about five blocks from my house. A year later the police busted the place for prostitution and they closed shop, only to be replaced by a few new places down the street. One step forward, three steps back.

Finally, a chance to read the contents of the TPP.

...but do you know what's in it? Right now, the Obama administration and giant corporations are spreading misinformation about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how it will affect Americans. But if you read it, you'll see that the TPP threatens to corrupt our democracy by giving corporations control over the government.

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land, tip over, and explode

SpaceX's latest attempt to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the ocean failed again tonight , but it was a close call — an issue with one of the rocket's leg-locking mechanisms caused it to tip over after landing, bringing the test to a fiery end. Elon Musk just posted a dramatic video to Instagram that shows the incident up close in footage recorded from the platform; it's worth watching as a demonstration of just how precise the landing needs to be.

7 WhatsApp Is Axing Its $1 Subscription Fee

Prepare to save a whole $1 every single year. WhatsApp has announced that it’s dropping its annual subscription fee.

The Dragnet

On May 6th, 2008, a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lantern fuel, as per instruction, then double-vacuum-sealed and placed inside the cavity of a stuffed animal, which was then gift wrapped. The store had been chosen carefully: it was open all night, and located just 500 feet from a Caltrain station. The package was general delivery, to be picked up at the store by a man named Patrick Stout.

Goodbye, Moto(rola). Iconic brand name to be phased out - CNET

Lenovo, which bought Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014, is unifying its two phone businesses under the Lenovo name. It's going to use Motorola's Moto brand for high-end products and its homegrown Vibe brand for budget devices. The Motorola name isn't completely gone. It will live on from a corporate perspective as a division of the Chinese consumer-electronics giant, said Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh.

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WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

The good news is that the changes take affect starting today (though it'll take a week or two to filter through all the versions of the app). The bad news is, if you just resubscribed yesterday, you're fresh outta luck (no refunds apparently). For users, the bigger concern is probably about how WhatsApp will earn its keep in the Facebook family without that revenue stream. Most likely, this will mean taking a page out of its parental playbook, and leaning on its vast userbase to entice business partnerships (i.e. paid / official corporate accounts).

The next iPhone software update will help you sleep better - CNET

The company's developer site says iOS 9.3, the next version of its mobile software, will include a feature called Night Shift that changes the display to make it "easier on your eyes" before you go to bed.

AT&T revives the unlimited data plan, with a catch - CNET

The wireless plan will cost $100 per line. Here's the thing, though: It works only if you also have a U-Verse TV or DirecTV subscription.

Behold the first flower grown in space

You’ll be impressed by Scott Kelly’s latest achievement regardless of whether you’re a space nerd. The American astronaut has successfully grown the first ever flower beyond the earth’s stratosphere.

Friends Reunited website to close down - BBC News

Steve Pankhurst, one of the original founders of early social network Friends Reunited, has announced that the social network is to close.

VR porn lends a hand. Masturbation will never be the same - CNET

No surprise, porn's beaten them to the punch. Adult entertainment company SugarDVD began making VR porn in 2014. Another, BaDoink, started offering a selection of VR skin flicks last year. Though the VR porn industry is still in its early days, you can nevertheless find hundreds of VR porn videos online, with titles that leave little to the imagination, including "Tour of Booty," "The Bad Student" and "Your Dirty Maid." And let's not forget "Hookers" and "Hookers 2," its imaginatively named sequel.

Airbus to Join Forces With Uber for On-Demand Helicopter Service, CEO Says

MUNICH—Airbus Group SE will provide helicopters to Uber Technologies Inc. for its on-demand services, the European plane maker’s chief executive said Sunday.

Samsung's new fitness tracker looks like a sporty Gear S2

More enigmatic still is the unnamed wearable that's attached to a shirt in the above image. It appears to be around half the diameter of the watch itself, and likely expands the number of vital signs the SM-R150 can track. With the annual Mobile World Congress just a month away, we're likely to find out a lot more about the new device sooner rather than later.

What Made "I Have A Dream" Such A Perfect Speech

I was taken back by your comments.The article above was pointing out the parts of a great speech but your comments were so far removed from the article. I wish I could agree with you that by removing a few people it would solve the issues you stated. But it will not. We are the sum of all the parts and will not reach our full potential as a county. until we all have the opportunity. This President didn't divide this country he only unveiled ugly hatred, and bigotry that lies dormant beneath the smiles and hearts of many. He is not the issue “WE “are. I will not judge your comments. But in all fairness this Pres. is the most successful Pres. in American History and that is a FACT. He has done more than Regan did on Jobs , Growth Investing. He has improved, Environment, Financial Reform, Economy, National Security, Social Change and Health Care . accomplished all with no support from Congress while being bashed with Hatred and Bigotry .We are the "Dream" of this great speech.

These historical photos communicate how huge the Baby Boom was

After the end of World War II, birth rates in the United States and other Western countries shot up in a phenomenon that came to be called the baby boom.

Robots could replace 5 million jobs by 2020, report claims

It's no secret that robots are replacing humans in factories, and both the retail and service industries are set to take a hit, too. Just how bad will things get? Well, the World Economic Forum says its research indicates that over 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020. The WEF claims white-collar workers -- administrative and office jobs -- are at the highest risk of being replaced.

YouTube returns to Pakistan after 3-year ban lifted

“Google has provided an online Web process through which requests for blocking access of the offending material can be made by PTA to Google directly and Google/YouTube will accordingly restrict access to the said offending material for users within Pakistan,” the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom told Reuters.

David Bowie Has His Own Constellation Now

As the world still mourns the passing of David Bowie, we can take some comfort that he’s posthumously received the most appropriate tribute ever: a constellation named after him, shaped in his iconic lightning bolt.

Americans want privacy at home, but are more open to surveillance at work

Pew gave 461 participants six scenarios and asked if the privacy tradeoff was worth the returned reward. For instance, one posed situation was that a participant’s office had gone through a spate of robberies. In turn, the employer was going to install high-resolution security cameras equipped with facial recognition technology in order to identify the thieves. The footage would be retained for as long as the company wanted and could be used to measure employees’ attendance and performance. Fifty-four percent of respondents said the added security was an acceptable tradeoff for some surveillance; 24 percent said it wasn’t; 21 percent said it depends, and the remaining 1 percent refused to answer. People also found it acceptable to share health records with a website in exchange for being able to access them online and schedule appointments. Fifty-two percent of participants were okay with this, and 26 percent were not.

Apple bug causes iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to show wrong charge

The problem is only really likely to affect you if you’re the sort of globe-trotting iPhone owner that s forever passing through time zones, or are someone that has a strange penchant for manually setting the time and date on your phone.

Apple's iOS code indicates Li-Fi wireless data may work on future iPhones

Apple’s work with Li-Fi compatibility has been spotted in code for iOS 9.1, which simply notes Li-Fi capabilities. There’s no indication elsewhere that Apple is working with Li-Fi.

The Best iOS 9 Jailbreak Tweaks for 3D Touch

If you don’t have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to enjoy these tweaks then check out RevealMenu. It is a popular jailbreak tweak that brings 3D Touch to older iOS 9 devices. The tweak lets you tap and hold on app icons to view their shortcut menu and perform a quick action. It also brings Peek and Pop functionality by allowing you to tap and hold on a content and swipe it up to preview its content or open it.

SpaceX launches climate satellite but botches ocean landing

Sunday's SpaceX launch succeeded in its primary goal to put the U.S.- and European-owned Jason-3 satellite into orbit 830 miles (1,336 km) above the planet. The 1,200-pound (550 kg) spacecraft is the fourth in a series of ocean-monitoring satellites taking center stage in monitoring Earth's climate.

How an algorithm helped global tennis match-fixing investigation

Commenting on the use of algorithms in the newsroom, CEO of data science consultancy Profusion Mike Weston, told TNW: “One of the most intriguing aspects of the tennis fixing story is that a news organisation developed an algorithm to mine betting data to identify suspicious activity.

Apple honors Martin Luther King Day with website splash image

Apple on Monday acknowledged the Martin Luther King holiday in the U.S. with an image on its website, featuring a photo of the civil rights activist alongside a famous quote.

Apple investigating iPhone battery percentage freezing bug - CNET

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus owners say they have seen their battery percentage displays fail to update after changing time zone or manually adjusting their clocks.

Karma restores unlimited speeds, but throttles after 15GB

Karma, basically, is experiencing the same growth pains as every company who's offered unlimited mobile data. There will always be hardcore users who push the concept of endless data to the extreme (Karma says some consumed over 1 terabyte of data a month) to the detriment of others. Inevitably, that either leads to throttling or the death of unlimited offerings altogether. T-Mobile now "deprioritizes" data for heavy unlimited users after 21GB, and Sprint (whose network Karma uses) now throttles people after 23 GB .

Report: Uber Hasn’t Worsened NYC Traffic

A long-awaited traffic study has found that Uber and other car-hailing services haven’t significantly added to Manhattan’s increasingly congested streets, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Hear Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar's 'No More Parties in L.A.'

Kanye West has released his latest single " No More Parties In L.A. " — announcing the new track on Twitter this morning. It's the first song which has West rapping alongside Kendrick Lamar (although Lamar has a writing credit on "All Day," released in March last year), and uses a beat produced by Madlib, apparently created during work on West's 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Highlights from the 2016 Detroit auto show (pictures) - Roadshow

The 2016 Detroit auto show had something for everyone. We saw world debuts of people moves like a new minivan, crossover SUVs, a handful of luxury sedans, and some interesting concepts. Enthusiasts may have been the biggest winners of the show with world debuts of some potent rides.


TrumpScript is our solution to this. It's the programming language Trump would approve of. Just like he is making America great again, we hope our efforts will make programming great again.

Your Users Are Speaking To You. Are You Listening? [Infographic]

In the age of social media, your users are louder than ever. All you have to do is search a business to see what users are saying about it. Users are telling business through a megaphone what they like, what they don’t like, and what they want to see. But the mistake that some businesses make is not listening. Smart businesses, on the other hand, are letting their users guide their content strategies through user generated content .

Tech giants, farmers voice support for Samsung in Apple patent spat - CNET

Legal experts, nonprofit organizations and technology companies have filed amicus or "friend of the court" briefs in support of Samsung, urging the US Supreme Court to consider the patent-infringement case. They want the nation's highest court to better define design patents and limit the damages that can be awarded. And they're using Apple v. Samsung as the case that hopefully gets the federal government to enact patent reforms, preventing so-called patent trolls from cashing in on intellectual property.

7 stories to read this weekend

It is a long weekend here in the U.S., and so it’s no surprise that I got caught up in the weekend fun and forgot to email the newsletter. Oops! But, better late than never. Here are 7 of my favorite reads from this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Rarely Patched Software Bugs in Home Routers Cripple Security

In late 2014, a small Massachusetts software company got an ominous email: A computer-security researcher said a flaw in one of its programs put millions world-wide at risk of being hacked. Engineers at the company, Allegro Software Development Corp., analyzed the flaw in the program, which can help users access the controls of home Internet routers. They quickly realized something strange: They had fixed this bug nearly 10 years...

Why it's time to give Twitter back to the community | ZDNet

On This Week in Tech , I mentioned that the best thing that could happen to Twitter would be to become an open platform again. Since my comments generated plenty of feedback, I decided to explain why an open Twitter would be an infinitely better Twitter. Better for the company. Better for its users. Better for the organizations that want to use its powerful data sets. And, better for the developers who want to build on top of it.

Whatsapp goes free, says it won't introduce ads

Whatsapp has announced it will drop its subscription fee, making the service free for everyone. Even better, it won't start showing third-party ads to users, though it has an idea on how to better connect users with business and organizations.

Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong

There's also the issue of food replacement: When you chose to eat something, you're usually eating less of something else. So if a person decides to stick to a diet mostly composed of legumes, for example, that means he's not eating red meat or poultry. This raises a question in studying his health outcomes: Was it the legumes he ate lots of or the meat he didn't eat that made the difference?

Pakistan lifts ban on Youtube after launch of own version

ISLAMABAD Pakistan said on Monday it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the government to remove material it considers offensive.

Vin Diesel drops the first poster for Fast 8

The next Fast & Furious film is now officially known as Fast 8 . In a series of posts online this weekend, Vin Diesel teased that the next installment of his ongoing novella series about fast cars and crime is very much on its way, and is coming up to the Big Apple in 2017.

Spike Lee will skip the Oscars to protest all-white nominations

#OscarsSoWhite... Again. I Would Like To Thank President Cheryl Boone Isaacs And The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences For Awarding Me an Honorary Oscar This Past November. I Am Most Appreciative. However My Wife, Mrs. Tonya Lewis Lee And I Will Not Be Attending The Oscar Ceremony This Coming February. We Cannot Support It And Mean No Disrespect To My Friends, Host Chris Rock and Producer Reggie Hudlin, President Isaacs And The Academy. But, How Is It Possible For The 2nd Consecutive Year All 20 Contenders Under The Actor Category Are White? And Let's Not Even Get Into The Other Branches. 40 White Actors In 2 Years And No Flava At All. We Can't Act?! WTF!! It's No Coincidence I'm Writing This As We Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday. Dr. King Said "There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It's Right". For Too Many Years When The Oscars Nominations Are Revealed, My Office Phone Rings Off The Hook With The Media Asking Me My Opinion About The Lack Of African-Americans And This Year Was No Different.

WhatsApp is dropping the $1 annual fee

The good news is that the changes take affect starting today (though it'll take a week or two to filter through all the versions of the app). The bad news is, if you just resubscribed yesterday, you're fresh outta luck (no refunds apparently). For users, the bigger concern is probably about how WhatsApp will earn its keep in the Facebook family without that revenue stream. Most likely, this will mean taking a page out of its parental playbook, and leaning on its vast userbase to entice business partnerships (i.e. paid / official corporate accounts).

Walmart To Close Over 200 Stores, Lay Off About 10,000 U.S. Workers

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it was pulling the plug on its smallest store format and closing 269 stores globally, including 154 in the United States, in a restructuring that will affect 16,000 workers.

UK government: Tech can do more to stop people joining ISIS

The UK government’s Minister for Internet Safety and Security has called on leading technology companies to be more proactive in the fight against ISIS.

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52 Netflix CEO Is Optimistic on China License
53 Guitar Center Tells Employees To Sign Arbitration Agreements Or Lose Their Jobs
54 Penthouse magazine ends print edition after 50 years in publishing
55 Talking to Anomalisa's Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson
56 on Twitter
57 Take Yourself Off the Map with Full Security & Anonymity Online
58 Astronaut snaps selfie during historic spacewalk - CNET
59 Pro tip: How to back up and restore your Apple Watch - TechRepublic
60 Ocean: The Linux web server that fits in your pocket | ZDNet
61 Game Boy Macro mod breathes new life into your Nintendo DS
62 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Renewed for Season 3 - IGN
63 Netflix says NBC's streaming figure claim 'doesn't reflect any sense of reality'
64 Axway Acquires Mobile App Development Platform Appcelerator
65 Apple European headquarters evacuated over security alert
66 Is Today The Most Depressing Day Of The Year? 7 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues
67 International tourism grew by 50 million travelers last year
68 How to Improve Cybersecurity? Just Eliminate the Human Factor
69 It’s Your Last Chance to Get This Super Thin iPhone Battery Case [Deals Hub]
70 Telstra announces global SDN services | ZDNet
71 Ronald Funches on Twitter
72 Apple accused of sourcing cobalt from suppliers that use child labor
73 iOS 9.3 lets you officially hide stock apps on iPhone or iPad
74 Second Home Raises $10.7M From Yuri Milner, Martin Lau, Index And Plans Lisbon Home
75 Slack CEO: It's shameful that there had to be a 'civil rights movement'
76 Neura, A Privacy-Focused Platform For The Internet Of Things, Raises $11M Series A
77 6 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Fitbit
78 London’s Black Cabs Turn To Crowdfunding To Fight Uber
79 WhatsApp drops $1 subscription, studies making businesses pay
80 A message from Stewart Butterfield to Slack employees
81 instructables on Twitter
82 Log In - The New York Times
83 German car makers are getting hyped about hydrogen
84 Zappos sees more staff departures, but is Holacracy to blame?
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