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Watch SpaceX launch and land its third used Falcon 9 rocket this afternoon

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SpaceX is using another refurbished rocket this afternoon – this one is the the third Falcon 9 first stage booster that the company has refurbished and used..

Dude throws a paper airplane from his high-rise apartment and it's just great

Some classic forms of entertainment just never get old.

Pizza Hut Parka keeps you as warm as a pizza

Pizza Hut's newest stunt is a parka made of the same insulating material as its delivery bags.

Weird dwarf planet has a very Saturn-like feature

Far-flung dwarf planet Haumea reveals a previously unknown ring to curious scientists.

Star Wars 'The Last Jedi' star Daisy Ridley spills all to Vogue

British actress who plays Rey is magazine's November cover girl, and answers some questions along the way.

Google gifted me with a 'Meow Movie' of my cats

The elusive, automatically-generated Google Photos slideshow finally appears to remind me how cute my two cats are.

Scorching PSA acts out online hate in real life

Commentary: A PSA to mark National Bullying Prevention Month shows what it would be like if things said online were said offline.

Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR goes fully wireless in 2018

Facebook's next PC VR platform ditches the cords, and is coming to developers first. Here's what you need to know.

Lucasfilm's four-player VR Star Wars experience opens in December

The Void's "Secrets of the Empire" puts four people in Stormtrooper uniforms this holiday, if you're curious to try.

Oculus partners with 'Titanfall' developers for new combat VR game

The game is coming in 2019.

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Your iPhone could be foldable in 2020

There's also a concern that Samsung could leak info about the foldable iPhone, according to the report. A display industry representative told The Bell that Samsung Display (the division that makes the folding screens) deliberately does not pass along Apple's info to Samsung Electronics (the division that makes Galaxy phones) but there is still the possibility that details could get leaked during the development process.

Disney Movies Anywhere brings all your movies together—and not just the Disney ones

And no matter what studio made them, copies of those titles — more than 7,000 all lumped together — live on the new platform, so you're not streaming them through a third-party client (and isn't it nice to know that your locker of digital movies exists with a reliable company that's going to be alive and supported ad infinitum?).

Dude mansplains Indiana Jones clothing to its costume designer, and it ends in such a fail

People online love to give their opinions and sometimes they aren't so nice about it. But it's a completely different thing when they begin to troll someone who's an expert on the subject.

House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year’s presidential election.

Amazon's Alexa can recognize your voice

When shopping, voice recognition will make it easier to make secure purchases. Users can already keep their kids from going on voice-activated shopping sprees by locking all purchases unless you give a code number. After using that code number one time with voice recognition enabled, Alexa will only ask for it in the future if she isn't sure it's you. Additional voice recognition use cases are on the way, Amazon says.

Uber now faces five federal inquiries, report says

Uber -- with its prior no-apologies attitude and notoriously aggressive former CEO -- upended the taxi industry and became one of the biggest ride-hailing services on the planet, since its founding in 2009. Although this approach helped the company grow, it also courted controversy and lawsuits.

Trump threatens NBC's license over 'fake news' report

"The First Amendment is the cornerstone of our democracy, and the news media plays an instrumental role in educating the American public and holding elected officials accountable," he said in the letter.  "Any insinuation that elected officials could use the levers of government to control or censor the news media would represent a startling degradation of the freedom of press."

Lawmakers Say They Plan to Release Facebook Ads Linked to Russia

Ms. Sandberg sat down with Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas, the Republican leader of the House investigation, and Representative Adam B. Schiff of Massachusetts, the top Democrat on the committee, at the start of two full days of meetings with federal officials. The meetings are a part of the company’s lobbying and public relations push to contain fallout from disclosures that a group linked to Russia bought more than $100,000 in ads on divisive issues on Facebook.

Google Home Mini spied on user 'thousands of times a day,' sent recordings to Google

According to Russakovskii's report, he received a Home Mini at the Made by Google event on October 4, 2017 and set it up in his bathroom, as he had run out of other rooms to put it in. When attempting to watch something on a nearby television, he noticed that the Home Mini was turning itself on several times during the show and trying to listen.

Android Security Bulletin October 2017: What you need to know

The Android Security Bulletin has undergone yet another change. This time around, Android has split off the Pixel and Nexus into their own listing. If you happen to own one of those devices, make sure to check out the Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin . With that said, it seems the issues plaguing the standard Android Security Bulletin have calmed down quite a bit. Yes, you'll find the usual suspects of Critical, High, and Moderate vulnerabilities, just not nearly as many. This drop in vulnerabilities could be due to the the separation of Android and Nexus/Pixel into their own bulletin. Regardless of why, let's take a look at the issues that currently haunt Android.

Oculus Rift VR bundle will stay at $399 forever (for now)

That being said, Oculus has plans for new VR hardware for PCs in the next year or so with a more wireless system called Project Santa Cruz.

Close Encounter With Asteroid Will Test Earth's Early Warning System

There’s obviously not much we could do in the event an Earth-bound asteroid is detected (at least not yet), but it’s still early days. This early-warning system could grow into a bigger and better thing, and with the advent of more powerful telescopes, we should be able to improve our ability to detect incoming asteroids and predict their trajectories with improved levels of accuracy. From there, we can devise asteroid deflection schemes , or evacuate vulnerable populations from areas deemed at risk.

Students email professor with study question, get an unexpectedly kind response

But instead of sending a standard email reply, Dr. Doug Schneider made the decision to help his students in person. The professor met them in the university library and took time to guide his students through the challenging material.

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After the 'Rick and Morty' sauce fiasco, Redditors share other stories of fan freak-outs

After the 'Rick and Morty' sauce fiasco, Redditors share other stories of fan freak-outs

Microsoft and Facebook's next big thing looks a lot like a famous '90s Microsoft flop

Here's something funny, though. This next big thing looks a lot like Microsoft Bob, an operating system from 1995 that's also considered one of the biggest tech flops of all time.

The Best VR Experience at the Most Affordable Price: Rift Bundle Now $399

Summer of Rift had a major impact on the VR industry, and the community’s response showed that the appetite for best-in-class VR hardware and games is stronger than ever. We want to continue getting VR into more people’s hands, so we’re permanently lowering the price of Rift to $399 USD.

Zuckerberg apologizes for VR tour of Puerto Rico

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Qualcomm fined $774 million for abusing monopoly on smartphone modems in Taiwan

Qualcomm disagrees with the ruling and says that it plans to appeal both the ruling and the fine. “The fine bears no rational relationship to the amount of Qualcomm’s revenues or activities in Taiwan, and Qualcomm will appeal the amount of the fine and the method used to calculate it,” the company writes in a statement.

As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

The four traveled worldwide for their programs until Mr. Skonnard realized that it would be more efficient to train clients online; by 2011, the company had begun offering only virtual training, walking away from half of its $1.5 million in revenue. But the switch paid off. Pluralsight began receiving outside funding in 2012 from venture capital firms such as Insight Venture and Iconiq Capital. The company, now valued at more than $1 billion, estimated that revenues will reach $190 million this year.

California DMV regulations pave the way for public self-driving cars

Regulations involving testing have been on California's books since 2014, when Google (now spun out as Waymo) and others started reaching the point where the next-gen tech could feasibly be tested on roads. As of this writing, 42 different companies have been approved for permits to test autonomous vehicles on Californian public roads, and that number is likely to grow as the tech grows closer to production.

Facebook adds new creative and video streaming features to its VR hangout app

Facebook today announced a handful of new features for its virtual reality hangout app Spaces . The news, presented onstage at the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose, California, means you now can bring in your own photos and videos into Spaces, as well as stream 360-degree video from within the app. The company also introduced what it calls 3D Posts, which are cartoony, interactive 3D objects that can be crafted using new creative tools in Spaces and then be taken out of VR and posted directly to Facebook.

Accenture left a huge trove of sensitive data on exposed servers

One of the other servers contained a folder that stored keys and certificates that could be used to decrypt traffic between Accenture and its customers as it traveled across the internet. Vickery said he also found credentials that appear to relate to Accenture's access to Google's Cloud Platform and Microsoft's Azure, which could give an attacker further access to the company's cloud assets, as well as virtual private network keys, which could have allowed an attacker to access Accenture's internal corporate network.

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Amazon's AI division is a revolving door of talent for Microsoft and Google

Colin Kaepernick, Snoop Dogg, and more react to Eminem's heated anti-Trump freestyle

Colin Kaepernick, Snoop Dogg, and more react to Eminem's heated anti-Trump freestyle

Facebook's VR headset Oculus Go doesn't require a phone or PC

There are two types of headsets available on the market: those like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, which require a smartphone to operate, or rigs like Oculus Rift that work with expensive PCs. Oculus Go, which doesn't require you to be tethered to a computer or pop in a smartphone, wants to fit somewhere in between with its all-in-one headset.

Stop the hype: The real value of IBM Watson is driving small, incremental business changes

If that sounds too simplistic, it's actually closer to the real magic of AI platforms like Watson: Helping make incremental improvements in our daily lives. IBM's Watson is an open artificial intelligence platform that IBM developed to apply advanced natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation, automated reasoning, and machine learning technologies to speech, vision, language, conversation, discovery and empathy. Having conquered TV quiz shows, IBM makes money on Watson by offering solutions and applications for a range of industries to gain insights from unstructured data.

The Best Gaming Laptops of 2017

If you're shopping for a gaming system on a limited budget (in this case, roughly between $800 and $1,200), you're going to need to be OK with some concessions off the bat. Maximizing power while staying within a limited price range is the goal, but you'll have to accept that some of the components won't be comparable to the more expensive laptops you'll see while browsing. The main drop-off will be the graphics, since they're one of the single most expensive components in a machine and the major factor in a computer's gaming prowess. The cheaper systems are equipped with the lower-tier cards like the GTX 1050 Ti or 1060, but these modern budget cards are shockingly effective, and you'll be able to play smoothly in HD, just not at the very highest settings in newer games. Processors are the next biggest difference—you'll likely get a capable Core i5 instead of a faster Core i7—while the other components will be closer to more expensive machines. 1TB of storage and maybe even a small SSD alongside are common in budget laptops, the display will almost certainly be 1080p, and memory will likely be 8GB (while pricier laptops likely include 16GB).

Deal of the Week: Is Uber a Steal or a Mess?

S ubscribe to Deal of the Week on Pocketcast Uber’s a steal. Uber’s in turmoil. SoftBank wants to buy a huge stake in Uber. Benchmark, Uber's largest shareholder, wants to sell to SoftBank. Wait, Benchmark doesn't want to sell to SoftBank. There are so many questions about Uber, its valuation, and its future. Bloomberg technology reporter Eric Newcomer has been breaking news on Uber for months. He joins host Alex Sherman to explain the contradictions around Uber and the complicated deal SoftBank is attempting to pull off.

If you want to include a good dog in your next Airbnb rental, we have the place for you

If you want to include a good dog in your next Airbnb rental, we have the place for you

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Oculus Is Trying To Get Ahead of Harassment In Virtual Reality

Facebook wants one billion people to experience virtual reality—about one-seventh of the entire human population. That’s an audacious goal even without a timeframe, which Mark Zuckerberg did not provide. But to lure that many people into the void, users don’t just need their minds blown. They also need to feel safe.

'Rugrats' Reptar bars are back and it's a '90s dream come true

'Rugrats' Reptar bars are back and it's a '90s dream come true

Woman uses makeup to make herself into spooky creatures all October long

Lorelei Baroldy (@ fallenlore ) decided to transform herself into different creatures everyday for the whole month of October, because in her mind, Halloween is just a state of mind.

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This tiny drone solves a huge problem for big warehouses

Face recognition is coming to Pornhub videos

Right now, we are only identifying porn stars. So far we've used the model on about 500K featured videos (which includes user submitted) and we plan to scan the whole library in the beginning of 2018. Very shortly, the technology will also be used to detect various sex positions/categories and be able to properly tag them as well.

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Kamigami robots are insect-building fun for the whole family

How a 16-Year-Old Masayoshi Son Scored a Meeting With a Famous Executive

As a teenager, Masayoshi Son dreamed of meeting one of Japan’s most famous entrepreneurs at the time. Son repeatedly called the assistants of Den Fujita, the founder of McDonald’s Japan and author of a book that Son admired, to ask for access, only to rack up a long list of rejections as well as an expensive phone bill. So Son, 16 at the time, flew to Tokyo and showed up at Fujita’s office. 

How SoftBank’s Son Bounced Back After the Dot-Com Crash

But before Son had a chance to tell anyone, SoftBank Group Corp. crashed. The company’s shares plunged 75 percent in two months and were 93 percent lower at the end of 2000. The business almost went bankrupt. Son lost much of his wealth. 

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UK wants to tax Twitter and Facebook in the fight against cyber-bullying

Your 5-Week Plan To Starting A Side Hustle Over Your Lunch Break

Assuming you want to move forward with this idea, learning to make more money in an existing project is usually much easier than starting all over. You may want to add an additional version of your offer. If your offer is a product, you may want to create a service that shows people how to use it—or if it’s a service, you may want to create a product for people who just want to do it themselves. The options are unlimited, but it all starts with getting your offer out to the world.

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Google Assistant killed one of my favorite Android features, and now I'm lost

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How Amazon, Google, Microsoft, And IBM Sell AI As A Service

This strategy is central to Amazon’s history of success; it has largely always relied upon its ability to transform something it built for itself into something it can then sell to millions of businesses. Amazon started as a mere bookseller and then opened up its marketplace to let other retailers take advantage of its e-commerce platform. After it built warehouses to fulfill orders for customers, it offered Fulfillment by Amazon to those same marketplace businesses. Amazon Web Services started because Amazon had had to build excess computing capacity to support its business during the busiest shopping season; it could then sell that capacity to a host of others. This is how Amazon’s famous “flywheel” works and AI-powered services are its next frontier.

US AG rips Silicon Valley tech firms, says encryption makes crime easier to hide

The US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently gave a speech criticizing Silicon Valley tech companies for not working with the US government on encryption.

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Socratic is morphing into a distraction-free 'Snapchat for homework'

16 tweets about Halloween to get you spooky excited

While it's a loved time of year for most, the Halloween season can pass you quick, so we decided to round up some great tweets about Halloween so that you can fully immerse yourself in the holiday.

Storm's Coming Back to Marvel for an All-New Solo Series With a Fantastic Team Behind It

One of the most fantastic things to come out of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent runs on Marvel’s Black Panther titles like The Crew has been seeing Ororo Munroe getting back to her roots in Harlem and beyond. Coates’ distinct voice for the weather-manipulating mutant is about to get a much larger microphone with the launch of an all-new Storm solo series set to be illustrated by Jen Bartel.

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73 This Floating 3D Hologram Looks Like it Was Stolen From Tony Stark's Laboratory
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82 What to Watch for as Wall Street Reports Third-Quarter Results
83 Qualcomm hit with another massive antitrust fine
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