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Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

After explaining to readers in elementary language what the World Wide Web was, The Times launched its website in 1996. The first person to register? Jim Romenesko, who became one of the best-known media bloggers.

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Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

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Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World

Cox invites me to move in closer, once I remove my watch so I don’t accidentally nick the craft. I see dozens of white chalky circles drawn around areas where someone else wasn’t so careful. Later, Cox will review each with an ultrasound machine to ensure the integrity of the structure. He can’t afford to have a tiny human error derail the progress, particularly when Cox and his team are working on Zuckerberg’s clock. Normally, he says, the development process from concept to flight takes seven years. By outsourcing some of their research to universities, Cox and his team hope to be able to get that down to a little more than a year. By the end of 2016, they aim to test a system that will work like this: A ground station will transmit a radio signal to a drone, which will send that signal to other drones via lasers. The fleet will beam those lasers down to transponders within about 30 miles of each craft. These will convert the signal into Wi-Fi or 4G networks. Facebook has not yet determined the data plan or pricing for this offering.

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Restaurant owner brilliantly shuts down disgruntled TripAdvisor reviewer

"You entered the cafe and the waiter showed you to your seat, gave you a menu, waited for a time and then took your order. He entered it into the till, collected a cup, saucer and spoon and took them into the kitchen. There, he selected a knife, chopping board, got a lemon from the fridge, cut off a slice and put it in the cup," the response began.

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Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. "Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."

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Why we laugh

Did you know that you're 30 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of cracking up.

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What really happened at Target Canada: The retailer's last days

A small group of employees also made an alarming discovery that helped explain why certain items appeared to be in stock at headquarters but were actually missing from stores. Within the chain’s replenishment system was a feature that notified the distribution centres to ship more product when a store runs out. Some of the business analysts responsible for this function, however, were turning it off—purposely. Business analysts (who were young and fresh out of school, remember) were judged based on the percentage of their products that were in stock at any given time, and a low percentage would result in a phone call from a vice-president demanding an explanation. But by flipping the auto-replenishment switch off, the system wouldn’t report an item as out of stock, so the analyst’s numbers would look good on paper. “They figured out how to game the system,” says a former employee. “They didn’t want to get in trouble and they didn’t really understand the implications.” Two people involved in the discovery allow that human error may have been a component, too. Like SAP, the replenishment software was brand new to Target, and the company didn’t fully understand how to use it.

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Hyperloop Race Picks Up Speed

One naturally applauds the engineers and innovators working to develop this technology, but, reading about this endeavor, I can't escape the thought that, issues of economic viability aside, if a hyperloop system were ever implemented for passenger use, it would be an easy target for jihadist attack or sabotage. It would be impossible to protect hundreds of miles of sensitive tubing from bad actors. Sad to say, but, given the world that we live in, this is the mindset that one has to bring to projects such as this.

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LendUp Scores $150M For A Credit Card That Won’t Screw You Over

Banks are so greedy that LendUp can undercut them, help people avoid debt, and still make a profit on its payday loans and credit card. Not only is software eating finance, but morality is too. LendUp’s slogan is “Ladders Not Chutes”. Building a business that doesn’t try to exploit everyone has not only brought it years of double-digit monthly growth. LendUp has now attracted an $150 million Series B.

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How to beat loneliness

Yes, you fear rejection and yes, you’re not in the best frame of mind, but this is one situation where it might be important to fake it. When contacting the people on your list, try to put yourself into a positive mindset. One safe way to do that is by using text or email so you can use emoticons to create the smiley face you might have a hard time manufacturing on your own face. Review your messages before you send them to make sure they sound appealing. Avoid accusations (“You haven’t called me in months!”) or statements of disconnect (“I know it must be weird to hear from me…”). Express positive sentiment (“Was thinking about you!” or “Miss you!”), an invitation (“Let’s grab coffee,” or “I’d love to get dinner and a catch-up,”) and be specific in terms of time frame (“How’s next week looking?” or What’s a good day this month?”).

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FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images

FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images Federal agents ran one of the internet's largest child porn sites for two weeks to identify users. It's a major departure from how the FBI handled past cases because this extended sharing of children's images. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1VbpWn0

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Wife documents sleepy husband's inability to finish glass of wine

The man's wife, Redditor miss-izzle , posted this photo with the caption, "My husband has a glass or two of wine the night before his days off. It never fails, he falls asleep half way in to glass number two."

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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan : Social Media Examiner

Hi Peter, Thank you for checking up on my claims. I appreciate the feedback. Yes, looking back now “around the world” and “globe” were not the most accurate words to use when describing Five Guys. I apologize if I portrayed their organization to be more expansive than in reality. To my defense, I had a section in the original article that was edited out: “When Five Guys opened their first location in the U.K., they monitored discussions within a specific mile radius of London. They were able to connect with prospective customers letting them know the restaurant was coming. This was a message that purchase and post-purchase customers in the U.S. did not need to hear.” I do agree that locations in the US, Canada and the UK does not deserve a label of “across the globe.” I would edit them out if I could. I do believe however that the strategy Five Guys is using to customize social content and delivery locally will serve them well as they expand further into other countries and similar social strategies have worked for other truly global organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

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National Guard sent to rescue drivers stuck overnight on Pennsylvania turnpike

Those traveling in south western Pennsylvania near Somerset and Bedford saw the major highway come to a standstill late Friday night. Drivers were urged to stay off the road, with Pennsylvania authorities reporting that two feet of snow had piled up in some parts of the turnpike in the early hours of Saturday. Parts of the region are expected to see up to 30 inches of snow before the storm is over.

17 The crippling East Coast blizzard: Follow live

A huge snowstorm stretching from the mid-Atlantic states to New York is dumping up to 30 inches of snow and causing major coastal flooding and travel disruptions. Stay tuned as we cover their the storm's impact.

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Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

Without any notice, Blue Origin made history once again when they completed a successful launch and landing of a suborbital rocket yesterday. What made this flight particularly notable was that they used the same rocket that had been launched into space on a flight in November.

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Researchers Project Digital People into Chairs in Augmented Reality Study | MIT Technology Review

Room2Room, a project from Microsoft Research, does just this: it uses Kinect depth cameras and digital projectors to capture the image of a person in 3-D in one room and project a life-sized version of that person in real time onto a piece of furniture in another room, where someone else is actually hanging out, and vice versa. Each person can then see a digital image of the other with the correct perspective, look at the other person from different viewpoints, and interact accordingly, the researchers say.

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Amazon Echo can tell you movie times and NFL scores

Additionally, with Super Bowl 50 only a couple weeks away, the handy virtual assistant has also gained some football knowledge. Aside from being able to get the NFL game scores (including live), you can also ask Alexa for predictions. If these features haven't hit your Echo yet, don't worry -- they should arrive momentarily.

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A hotel for gamers has opened in Amsterdam

The Arcade Hotel , located in the De Pijp area of the city, has 36 rooms in total, all of which come with consoles and games for the guests to enjoy.

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Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids

If consumers were making an informed decision and that informed decision affected no one but themselves, perhaps we could let the matter rest. But neither of those conditions are true. Most consumers fail to appreciate the consequences of purchasing insecure IoT devices. Worse, such a quantity of insecure devices makes the Internet less secure for everyone. What botnet will use vulnerable webcams to launch DDoS attacks? What malware will use insecure webcams to infect smart homes? When 2008-era malware like Conficker.B affects police body cams in 2015 , it threatens not just the reliability of recorded police activity but also serves as a transmission vector to attack other devices.

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Finding an edge: Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn talks tech - CNET

You tell a story about how you met one of your skiing idols, Picabo Street, when she visited your hometown. Now you use social media to reach your fans. What do you like about social media? Social media is a really good platform to be able to communicate with fans. And especially since my last two surgeries, a lot of people have written me asking how they can recover better or rehab better from their injuries. And I know a lot of kids also say that, you know, "My career is over; I cannot be a skier anymore." I just like to write them back and give them a little bit of motivation and inspiration to try to get them back on their feet and smiling again. So I think social media is a really good way to communicate with fans that way.

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Koch Brothers Accused Of Hiring Former NYPD Chief To Dig Up Dirt On Journalist

Even that doesn’t compare to the tale of Richard "Jim" Elroy, an FBI agent detailed to a Senate investigation into allegations that the Kochs had stolen millions of dollars worth of oil from wells on tribal lands owned by Native Americans. One day, Elroy sensed that he was being followed. He quickly stopped his car and confronted the driver tailing him, who told him he was a private investigator hired by Koch Industries. Another Senate investigator "discovered that a Koch employee tried to get dirt on him from his former wife," writes Mayer. Other staff members on the Senate committee investigating the Kochs and a witness who testified against the brothers all suspected that their garbage was being searched by operatives working for the Kochs, she adds.

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Marian Prokop on Twitter

AT&T's latest business discount is a 2-for-1 smartphone deal @matthamblen http://www.computerworld.com/article/3024307/wireless-carriers/atts-latest-business-discount-is-a-2-for-1-smartphone-deal.html … pic.twitter.com/GxgFUc0LKG

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The head of Apple’s electric car project is reportedly leaving the company

(Reuters) – Apple’s Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company’s electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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16 bizarre truths I learned as a bikini fitness competitor

Some girls got away with applying just three layers of spray tans but, thanks to my fair skin, I had to get four. You have to give yourself at least four hours between each spray tan application, and you cannot shower until the end of the show. It costs around $100 for the spray tan, and your car, clothing, sheets and shoes will be stained for awhile following the event. But your muscles look pretty cut coated in all that bronzer.

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Screenshot a portion of your iPhone screen with Snapper 2

For those of you who don’t know what the original Snapper was, the tweak allows you to capture a part of your screen, then have that captured screen float on top of your iPhone until you close it.  At this point some of you may be wondering how this could possibly come in handy. The functionality is particularly useful for keeping references to whatever you were working on in between apps. Below are a list of possible uses to name a few (the possibilities are endless):

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21 ways to entertain your kids during bad weather

11. Do a kid exchange with the neighbors. They get your kids for a few hours, then you get theirs. Gather in the evening for a movie and Toddler Tapas while the parents drink wine in the kitchen.

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The 10 Best Gaming Mice of 2016

All of the gaming mice currently available are made with some customization in mind, even if it's just tweaking the tracking speed. Each gaming gear manufacturer has developed its own customization software, which often offers advanced macro programming. In addition to recording macro commands, these setting dashboards will also let you swap pre-set profiles, and many also offer presets for non-gaming use, letting you leverage your programmable mouse in programs like Excel and Photoshop.

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Apple's next phone said to be a 4-inch 'iPhone 5se' launching this March

The new iPhone ‘5se’ (se is for ‘special edition’) is said to have the curved display glass of newer iPhones, and include an NFC chip for Apple Pay. It may also have a newer A8 chipset with M8 coprocessor, and an 8 megapixel camera around back capable of Apple’s new Live Photos feature.

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Max Eddy 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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VR is 'the most fun way to blow people's minds' top comedians say - CNET

At Sundance, Huebel and Scheer, stars of TV's "The League" and "Children's Hospital", discussed VR on a panel organised by Samsung. They were joined by the director of the sketch, Lex Halaby, with writers and producers Christian Heuer, Sean Dacanay and Allan McLeod. Joining them on stage was Owen Burke, boss of Funny Or Die, as well as Nick Dicarlo, Samsung's vice president of immersive products and virtual reality. The riotous panel featured running gags about virtual-reality pornography , Robert Redford's attitude toward VR, and how the performers took inspiration from "The Revenant".

34 Michael Bloomberg considers a presidential run

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire and former New York mayor, is considering making an independent bid for the presidency, a move that could mark yet another wild turn in a 2016 race that has already seen more than its share of them.

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The blizzard blanketing the East Coast is a stunning giant in this view from space

The potentially historic snowstorm is dumping up 20 to 30 inches of snow or more across parts of the East Coast, and bringing damaging coastal flooding and crippling travel disruptions to millions of people in its path. On Friday, NASA released a rarely seen supercomputer-generated simulation of the entire storm's evolution, showing its growth into a major blizzard.

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Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

Without any notice, Blue Origin made history once again when they completed a successful launch and landing of a suborbital rocket yesterday. What made this flight particularly notable was that they used the same rocket that had been launched into space on a flight in November.

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NASA's Scott Kelly shares photos of storm from space

NASA's Scott Kelly shares photos of storm from space Winter storm Jonas looks pretty ferocious from space.  Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Vgvtsm

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Intel Compute Stick (2016)

As with the previous iteration, there's 32GB of integrated eMMC flash storage, with 19.6GB free after accounting for the Windows 10 Home OS and its recovery partition. While not a huge amount, it's certainly better than the 16GB of storage on the Asus Chromebit, and you can add storage via the Compute Stick's microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The 32GB capacity is becoming common on other budget Windows PCs like the Zbox Pico PI320 and the original Intel Compute Stick. Budget systems come with smaller amounts of storage, mostly to reduce the overall price, but it's an acceptable tradeoff because you can supplement the local drive with inexpensive cloud-based storage. For instance, the Asus Chromebit comes with 100GB of Google Drive for free, which is a lot more than the 5GB of OneDrive storage you get with every Windows 10 system, including the Compute Stick.

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Major security flaw found in Intel driver software | ZDNet

In a security advisory , the chipmaker confirmed that versions 2.0 to 2.3 put PCs at risk because they check Intel's servers over an unencrypted connection. An attacker could conduct a man-in-the-middle on the affected software. which could trick the software into downloading malware or other malicious files.

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Google will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes

The move is no doubt welcome, although the government would argue that it's overdue. Google made $18 billion in UK revenue just between 2006 and 2011, but it only paid $16 million in corporate tax over the same period -- clearly, something was amiss. And this likely isn't the end of the company's trouble, either. Both other European nations and the US believe that companies like Google are using creative accounting to avoid paying taxes across the globe, so it's possible that the search pioneer could owe a lot more when all is said and done.

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World's first 'gamer hotel' opens in Amsterdam

The first hotel dedicated to serving gamers has opened for business in Amsterdam. The Arcade Hotel , as it is named, is located in the city's De Pijp area. Each of its 36 rooms include gratis consoles and games. Guests can also use loaner handhelds for multiplayer adventures in the hotel bar -- there's even a comic book library that you can peruse. And for those who actually do leave their rooms, the hotel also offers a fleet of borrowable bikes (because that's how real Amsterdamians get around).

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Apple looks to bring wireless 'Air Buds' to the iPhone 7 video - CNET

[MUSIC] What's good apple biter? It's Brian Tong here back from CES. Now I got to talk to Shaq and Kenny And Charles. [?] got a great team but this a bad haircut in San Francisco. and even try out VR porn which for the record was rated pg13. So let's get to the latest in apple still doesn't have it's streaming tv service set up for the apple tv but it's showing interest in buying Time Warner's assets after their CEO-- Told investors he would entertain a sale of the media company according to the New York Post. Now Time Warner isn't even up for sale yet, but maybe Apple can work their magic with the over $200 billion of cash they're sitting on. Time Time Warner's assets include networks like HBO, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, CNN, and more. And that in itself, along with its Disney ABC ties could help lay down a foundation for the service. But up to this point, talks with Apple and the networks have been put on hold with no TV service in sight. Apple also released a new batch of beta software updates across the board recently. Normally, these updates aren't that big of a deal.

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Q&A: Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin | ZDNet

With respect to remaining post-trial activities, Rimini has filed motions with the Court to dismiss both the "innocent infringement" and "computer access" findings by the jury. Oracle had previously withdrawn or lost the other ten (10) claims it had asserted in the litigation. Oracle has filed motions requesting reimbursement for some of its legal fees and costs, as well as interest on the jury award (that Rimini is contesting). Rimini has filed responses denying that Oracle is entitled to any such reimbursements given the jury's verdict and the law. Oracle and Rimini have also filed competing motions over whether or not any injunction is warranted by the Court that would relate to the processes the jury found to be "innocently" infringed ("innocent" infringement is a legal term, and the jury instruction defines "innocent" infringement as "infringement that Rimini did not know - nor should have reasonably known - that it was committing"). Rimini has argued that it has already ceased using those processes at the latest in 2014, and therefore no injunction relating to such processes is warranted or appropriate.

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ICYMI: Self-warming concrete, underwater robot and more

Today on In Case You Missed It : Curling up with a fireplace and a bottle of whiskey is now a little less depressing, now that we know self-heating concrete is on the way . Still a research project in Nebraska, conductive concrete can operate on a low amount of electric current and de-ice itself. It's just what we've needed.

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The unexpected challenge of unlimited vacation time

Unspoken expectations: Writing at The Muse, Gusto CEO Joshua Reeves shares what is often unspoken about unlimited vacation policies: expectations still exist. “Even if your time off is technically ‘unlimited,’ your manager obviously doesn’t expect you’ll take off 75 percent of the time. Actually, he or she probably has at least a general range of number of days or weeks in mind that is acceptable for an employee to take off — even if that range hasn’t been openly communicated.”

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Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: 'We love stories' - CNET

Festival-goers thronged Samsung's showcase during the day, with queues forming to try the Gear VR headset. Friday also saw the premiere of a new virtual-reality sketch from comedy website Funny or Die starring Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer of TV's "The League" and "Childrens Hospital". The comedians then enthused about VR at a boisterous panel discussing the making of the sketch , during which Huebel described VR as "the most fun way to blow people's minds."

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New York grinds to a halt as city braces for up to 30 inches of snow

Photos from the normally bustling streets of Manhattan show a virtual ghost city, as small handfuls of people braved the storm. During a press briefing in the early afternoon, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that it was not safe for people to travel in the storm.

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Blizzard Shuts Down East Coast With Possible Historic Snowfall

A massive nor'easter blizzard blanketed much of the East Coast in the heaviest snow seen in years, shutting down Washington, Baltimore and New York City, which as of Saturday even had been hit by the third heaviest snowfall in its history.

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Insider | The Next Web

Stay up to date with the most recent news from the technology industry. From short news updates to detailed editorials and feature stories, we give you an insider’s perspective and a backstage pass to the world of technology.

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What 2015 Taught Me About The London Tech Scene

If there’s one reason London is awash with so many one- and two-man bands, it’s that the cost of finding and hiring a team is so high. Sure, you can go to Lithuania or Pakistan or Timbuktu and find someone who can get the job done, but that’s no replacement for in-house talent — and without a good team, you’re basically nowhere. The government’s plan to loosen up visa requirements for suitably qualified candidates should help in the short and medium term, but only a greater emphasis on training will sort out the problem in the long term.

51 Google's new algorithm will make Chrome run much faster
52 iPhone 6c? Nah, Try iPhone 5se (Yep)
53 Dive deep into Volvo’s diverse, 90-year long history in the company’s official museum
54 AMOLED vs. LCD: Should Apple switch to AMOLED display for future iPhones?
55 'Apple Car' Lead and 16-Year Apple Vet, Steve Zadesky, Leaving Company
56 Facebook Canvas: A New Space for Big Ideas.
57 4 Pivotal Elements of Engaged Leadership in a Digital World [PODCAST]
58 Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the search engine on your iPhone
59 Download OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan; includes bug fixes and security updates
60 The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your head - CNET
61 Microsoft to recall some Surface Pro power cables | ZDNet
62 This A.I. sends the foul-mouthed emails you wish you could write
63 How to install tvOS beta on your Apple TV 4
64 Conz Preti on Twitter
65 23 time-wasting websites perfect for a snow day
66 Brains & Power: Find Your Car Where You Left It & Charge Your Phone Twice as Fast
67 The New Particle
68 Vine Celebrates Third Year with Top Vines Showcase, New ‘Trends on Vine’ Feature
69 Macklemore calls out Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea in 'White Privilege II'
70 Embracing The Hump: Apple's Smart Battery Case is a design dud, but a utility triumph
71 David Bowie-less Labyrinth reboot moving forward
72 Interview: iJustine and Joey Graceffa talk tech, branding, and killer content
73 Best Buy is giving a Gear VR to buyers of a Note 5 or Galaxy S6 today
74 New 'Game of Thrones' teasers prove every house is equally screwed
75 Apple updates Garage Band, adds musical note-taking app Music Memos for iOS
76 'Doctor Who' show-runner Steven Moffat leaving in 2017 - CNET
77 Broadway Shows Cancelled, Movie Theaters Darkened Due to Blizzard
78 Mob of deer spotted frolicking in Washington, D.C.
79 People are skiing on the streets of NYC
80 Jet Assisted Chevy MiniMyth
81 Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs Leak Online
82 Senior lawmaker urges UK banks to invest in IT to prevent failures
83 Blizzard of 2016 lives up to the hype, and then some
84 Adam Savage on Twitter
85 Ronda Rousey knocked out again, this time by historic snowfall for 'SNL' debut
86 Esquire Network on Twitter
87 Times Square, 4 pm
88 Darshan Shankar on Twitter
89 Esquire Network on Twitter
90 Google £130m UK back-tax deal lambasted as ‘derisory’ by expert
91 Man in a banana costume shoveling snow on a hoverboard
92 Gideon Lichfield on Twitter
93 Snowstorms in the 70s vs. Today
94 Does money make you mean?
95 How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain