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Commentary: A plane landing in the UK seems to be pointing sideways. It tries to land, then the pilot changes his mind.

VIDEO: Are Hatchimals Cursing in Their Sleep?

Several parents have taken to YouTube to document the phenomenon.

4 reasons why Pokemon Go was the standout mobile game of 2016

In 2010, it was Angry Birds. In 2014, it was Candy Crush Saga. And in 2016, Pokémon Go was the standout mobile game. The game first launched on July 6 in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. It didn’t take long for the game’s servers to crumble under the strain of millions of nostalgic millennials, …

This year’s VR milestones elevated it from novelty to art form

Virtual Reality headsets finally made their way into homes in 2016. There were a few speed bumps on the road to perfect immersion, and we still haven’t solved some of them, but the journey has just begun.

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Global mobile-messaging users forecast segmented by messaging technology: 2012–2016

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Mobile forecast: Rest of World, 2012-2017 (millions)

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Report: Apple to Cut iPhone 7 Production by 10 Percent

When Apple released its latest earnings report in October, CEO Tim Cook addressed the supply and demand issues , which he said were interrelated. The drop in demand was mostly a result of a shift in Chinese consumers' buying habits: people in China were quick to upgrade to the iPhone 6s, a surge that was much larger than the demand increase following the iPhone 5s, and not something that Apple was able to replicate with the iPhone 7.

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Respondents’ monthly income from paid apps

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Importance of business application features

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Global smartphone shipments by region, 2012-2017 (millions)

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Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, U.S. officials say

While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a security matter, the penetration of the nation’s electrical grid is significant because it represents a potentially serious vulnerability. Officials in government and the utility industry regularly monitor the grid because it is highly computerized and any disruptions can have disastrous implications for the country’s medical and emergency services.

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Importance of communication and collaboration objectives

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Methods of entertainment discovery

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Paid digital content, segment by segment

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Average dollar amount raised per fully funded project

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Gigaom | Deployed Cloud Solutions

Report: Rethinking the enterprise data archive for big data analytics and regulatory compliance

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The 10 best PC games of 2016

Survival blends elements of the survival and “battle royale” genres with The Division ’s superb core gameplay. It condenses the Division experience into a delectable two-hour chunk, dropping you and 23 other agents item-less into a blizzard-ravaged New York. You’ll need to find materials to craft everything (even skills!) in order to gear up, make it to the Dark Zone, find some vital antivirals, and then safely extract them—all in white-out conditions. Enemies, fellow players, the bitter cold, and a nasty infection will try to kill you; you’ll need to manage your gear, temperature, sickness levels, hunger, and thirst. If you die, you’re done. And if you do manage to survive long enough to call for an extraction, fierce new NPC “Hunters” will try to ruin your day as you wait for a chopper to fly in. They’re tough .

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

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

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How Scientists Are Trying to Keep Genetic Engineering From Ruining the World

This week, researchers at UCSF announced they’d uncovered a key to making their genetically-engineered creations a lot less likely to accidentally destroy the world: a way to turn-off modifications made with the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR. Think of it like a kill-switch for genetic engineering.

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Giant 15-Foot-Wide RC Plane Weighs Less Than a Pound

Created by a Germany company called Airstage who have an expertise in designing and building giant models that can be flown indoors, the secret to this remote control Airbus’ minimal weight is its fuselage which is actually a helium-filled balloon. The wings are mostly there for show and controlling the plane’s altitude, instead of generating the lift needed to keep this craft airborne.

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Honda In Talks With Google To Build Self-Driving Vehicles

Honda has started formal talks with Google’s self-driving division to develop another autonomous vehicle for its burgeoning test program. The Japanese automaker revealed the news on Thursday.

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Data reveals the 20 most popular TV shows of 2016

Daenerys is the queen of TV.HBO "Game of Thrones" was by far the most popular show around the world in 2016, according to a new analysis from Parrot Analytics. "The Walking Dead" came in second, followed by "Pretty Little Liars" and "Westworld."

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Total proximity-based social networking revenues forecast: 2011-2016

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Sources of entertainment recommendations for social networkers

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Number of individuals that donated to at least one crowdfunded project

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Number of projects receiving 100 percent funding

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Potential problems from Millennials’ alternative support sources

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Hulu Plus paid subscribers

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White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election

Sadly, the JAR, as the Joint Analysis Report is called, does little to end the debate. Instead of providing smoking guns that the Russian government was behind specific hacks, it largely restates previous private-sector claims without providing any support for their validity. Even worse, it provides an effective bait and switch by promising newly declassified intelligence into Russian hackers' "tradecraft and techniques" and instead delivering generic methods carried out by just about all state-sponsored hacking groups.

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Report: Rethinking the enterprise data archive for big data analytics and regulatory compliance

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Report: Rethinking the enterprise data archive for big data analytics and regulatory compliance

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Respondents’ geographic distribution (Localize)

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Report: Rethinking the enterprise data archive for big data analytics and regulatory compliance

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Social-gaming virtual goods revenue, 2010 – 2016 (in millions)

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5 clever alarm apps to help you start the day right

Do you care if your social networks know you're sleeping in? If so, UHP might be your alarm app. UHP ( iOS ) is a $2 (£1.50, AU$3), app that forces you to get out of bed with its path-tracking feature. The app asks you to track where you first go when you get out of bed in the morning, and your alarm won't turn off until you make that trek in the morning. UHP also has a "social media alarm," which posts statuses to Facebook or Twitter if you don'tget up. I suppose this kind of "social pressure" is most effective if you happen to be Facebook friends with your boss or coworkers...

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The Verge 2016 tech report card: Samsung

Samsung has always had a history of ups and downs, and that was none more evident than in 2016. The year started out remarkably strong for the company, and it put out impressive products that turned out to be huge hits with the buying public. But Samsung pushed its luck and got burned — literally.

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Trump's trade policies could have a major effect on one of Apple's biggest markets

Getting Apple to make iPhones in the US appears to be a sort of pet project for Donald Trump. On multiple occasions, the president-elect has expressed his desire to get the world’s most valuable company to manufacture its most profitable product in America instead of China. He says he’s talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about it, proposing a “ very large tax cut ” as an incentive, and Apple has reportedly explored the possibility in the wake of Trump’s election.

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Good News! Humans No Longer Caused Climate Change, According to the State of Wisconsin

In late December, Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources removed language which asserted that humans are responsible for climate change from its website. The government site now  reads , “As it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth’s long history are being debated.”

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The year of Yahoo's undoing

It was and remains difficult to discern the truth behind the spying situation, the hacking campaigns or any of Yahoo's smaller recent missteps, considering the company's continued silence on its scandals. However, ignoring these problems doesn't make them disappear. In early October, before news of the 2013 hack went public, Verizon was already trying to negotiate a $1 billion discount on its acquisition, according to the New York Post . In fact, the entire sale could be in jeopardy .

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Moscow mocks Obama with Donald Trump-style tweet

Commentary: Russia's embassy in the UK reacts to new sanctions against Moscow with, what else, a carping tweet.

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New year, new you, new fitness & health tech deals

Like many of you, my new years resolution is to take better care of myself. I'm not planning to run any marathons, but I do want to try and get myself into better shape. Technology can help, in the form of many devices that can help you monitor the vital statistics of your body. And, in the post-holiday sales, there are lots of deals out there that can help you.

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Twitter CEO Solicits Product Feedback as He Takes Larger Role

Dorsey summarized user requests on his Twitter account. For addressing abuse, the CEO and co-founder said the “biggest ask was for greater transparency around our actions (or inaction) and faster shipping.” For editing tweets, he said the “clearest ask was to provide a quick way to fix errors. Anything beyond requires showing edit history given tweets are public record.”

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How Ohio's gamble on self-driving trucks could backfire

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Tesla owner files lawsuit in California claiming sudden acceleration

SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Motors Inc was sued on Friday by a Model X owner who said his electric SUV suddenly accelerated while being parked, causing it to crash through the garage into the owner's living room, injuring the driver and a passenger.

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The year's biggest loser was the American public

Even if we judge 2016 purely on the musical legends it stole from us, it would be an awful one. The truth is, this year has been rough by any standard. Our social networks, ostensibly designed to connect us, led us to turn on one another. Incidents of harassment and abuse came to define Twitter. Our already bitter and destructive discourse dissolved even further in the midst of a divisive election season. Meanwhile Facebook was flooded with an alarming number of fake news stories. And if that wasn't enough, we were constantly reminded that none of us are safe from the seemingly endless barrage of hackers. Yep, this year the American public lost, big league.

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Vermont utility targeted by Russian hackers

Investigators found malicious code associated with the hackers during an analysis of Russia's cyberattacks against Democratic Party organizations.

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Putin ignores Obama's sanctions for election hacking attacks

The Russian president says he won't respond in kind to expulsions and sanctions ordered by President Obama. Instead, he'll wait for Trump to assume the presidency.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

From startups to cybersecurity, our new app has the latest stories you need to know http://bloom.bg/2gLzv0W  pic.twitter.com/YUgW3W6PE4

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Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door

We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013.  But patent filings from Amazon, circulated today by CB Insights’ Zoe Leavitt, reveal more details about how the e-commerce titan could make drone deliveries work at scale, namely through “airborne fulfillment centers.” Yes, that’s a warehouse in a zeppelin.

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Blast Directly Into a Mars Battle in This Clip From The Expanse Season Two

Season one didn’t even set foot on the Red Planet, but we’re obviously going to learn a lot more about Mars culture going forward. This scene gives us a great look at badass new character Bobbie Draper in action—clearly, she’s going to be a major player as the tensions between Earth, Mars, and the Belters escalate.

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The harrowing tale of Ryan Seacrest getting stuck in a Times Square elevator

Yes, 2016, the first unit of time to become sentient and actively plot the destruction of all humanity, trapped Seacrest in an elevator in Times Square a mere day before hosting Rockin' New Year's Eve . In fact, he was under the very crystal ball that will drop and deliver us into 2017's probable continuation of misery.

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Sacramento to let fully autonomous cars on public roads

Roughani wants to reach driverless as fast as possible, and sees Sacramento as the city to let self-driving testers go wild. Without the current limitations, Google, Uber, and others could test autonomous cars on public roads and potentially show the tech to citizens, making them less afraid of a future where a computer is in control of the commute.

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Finnish Man Crushes Toilet Paper Into World's Shittiest Skateboard

If you want to make a skateboard on the cheap, all you need is 20 rolls of toilet paper and a hydraulic press. A word of warning though, it probably won’t be very good.

51 Consumers want to work out with -- not for -- their wearables
52 Steve Rogers Has Turned Into a Full-On Comic Book Supervillain
53 The 11 Most Influential Animal Deaths of 2016
54 Amazon patents a floating delivery-drone mother zeppelin
55 Matthew McConaughey Chose The Dark Tower Over Guardians of the Galaxy, But Who Was He Going To Play?
56 Sikh NYPD officers finally allowed to wear turbans in 'major change' to uniform policy
57 Most Popular Top 10s of 2016
58 Scottish cities hope to find big bucks to become smarter
59 Rumor: Apple to release iOS 10.3 beta with 'Theater mode' in January
60 The Intriguing Backstory of Darth Vader's Castle in Rogue One
61 Majestic lynx casually wanders onto ski slope to check out the action
62 Conspiracy theorists think an injured NBA player is another victim of Pizzagate
63 Police seek Amazon Echo recordings to answer murder whodunit
64 The Climate and Energy Stories We'll Be Following in 2017
65 Joke Science Papers Get Less Funny Every Year
66 Why Sweden Is So Good at Making Tech Everyone Wants
67 IoT-connected devices link nearly two-thirds of Americans
68 Bloomberg Technology
69 China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017 - BBC News
70 Forbes Welcome
71 Boston’s first self-driving car tests will start next week
72 Apple patent hints at magnetic ear hooks to keep future AirPods in your ear
73 Run-DMC sues Amazon and other retailers for trademark violations
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87 The Smart Way to Trade In Old Gadgets for Cash
88 Samsung app update suggests Chromecast-like streaming on HDTVs
89 Lifehacker on Twitter
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91 https://gigaom.com/chart/computer-apps/
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93 https://gigaom.com/chart/impact-on-cleantech-investing/
94 https://gigaom.com/chart/figure-5-regularly-used-social-networks/
95 https://gigaom.com/chart/mobile-media-monetization-disruption-vectors/
96 https://gigaom.com/chart/disruptive-social-business-technologies-readers-poll/