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India Sets World Record With 104 Satellite Rocket Launch

India breaks Russian record held since 2014 using ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known..

Pioneer Solves iPhone 7 Charging While Listening to Music Problem

Rayz Plus wired earphones integrate a Lightning port for charging your iPhone.

Surprise! 'Love Actually' will get a sequel this spring

Just 40 weeks ahead of Christmas!

Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more

"When is another generation of Pokémon coming to Pokemon GO?!" It's a question that the game's players (including myself) have been shouting since... well,..

The story behind John Wick: Chapter 2’s best action scenes

Director Chad Stahelski and stunt coordinator J.J. Perry on how they planned out and executed their combats, including the climactic mirror sequence.

Why is Verizon offering unlimited data again?

T-Mobile's big improvements over the last few years have Verizon feeling some pressure.

Microsoft lets you crash drones and robots in its new real world simulator

Microsoft is sharing some interesting tools with the open source community today. Developers and researchers will be able to take advantage of a new simulator that will let people test and train...

'Street Fighter' on Nintendo Switch flings first-person hadokens

New mode lets you awkwardly flail your Joy-Cons to take out waves of baddies.

Pioneer's Lightning earbuds let you charge while you listen

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Pokémon Go expansion brings 80 new Pokémon to the game

Pokémon Go is getting its biggest update yet with more than 80 new pokemon added to the game as well as new berries and avatars.

Jaguar Shell app lets UK drivers refuel using Apple Pay from inside their car

Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by unifying your set-top boxes

Caavo wants to be the one set-top box to rule them all, but will the major video streaming players stand for it?

The 10 most iconic Maxine Waters moments

The Hero of the Resistance has been fighting for a long damn time.

Bullish: Tech tackles criminal justice reform

It's no secret that the criminal justice system in the United States is broken. With 2.2 million people behind bars in prisons and jails in the country, the..

Facebook’s new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn

LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping non-white collar workers and people who aren't actively looking for a..

Iconic ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber began life as a camera flash, cost $15 to build

One of the most iconic movie prop weapons in history was actually created for about $15 from a camera flash.

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Verizon reportedly knocks $250 million off of Yahoo's asking price

Verizon is close to renegotiating its deal to acquire Yahoo's internet assets in light of recent hacks and related controversies, Bloomberg said.

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Forbes Welcome

It’s better to make mistakes while trying something new than not try anything at all.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home may soon be able to make voice calls

All of that, plus the myriad of regulatory hurdles associated with creating new telephone features, means Google and Amazon are likely far from getting speaker-specific voice calls up and running in the near-term. But if they do make it work, voice calling could turn the Echo and Home into modern-day landline phones.

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Elon Musk posts, then deletes tweets calling Trump’s immigration ban “not right”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed President Trump’s immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is “not right” and refers to it as a “Muslim immigration ban” — but he then deleted those tweets almost immediately, referring to them as “earlier drafts.”

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Microsoft will unveil Xbox Project Scorpio on June 11th

If you're an Xbox fan who's been anxiously awaiting more news on Microsoft's Project Scorpio ever since it was unveiled at E3 last year, you now know exactly when you'll get the full scoop. Microsoft has revealed that its customary E3 briefing will take place on June 11th at 5PM Eastern, and the teaser graphic makes it patently clear that the 4K-capable Scorpio will be the center of attention. There are no fresh clues, to no one's surprise, but it's safe to say this is a big deal when the Redmond crew is shaking up its usual E3 schedule to garner maximum attention. One thing's for sure: we'll be there to give you our first-hand impressions.

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Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools

At Google’s inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open-source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is now production ready by way its application programing interface (API).

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Lost Winston Churchill essay reveals his thoughts on alien life

A newly discovered essay by Winston Churchill shows that the British statesman gave a lot of thought to the existential question that has inspired years of scientific research and blockbuster movies: are we alone in the Universe? The essay was drafted in the 1930s, but unearthed in a museum in Missouri last year. Astrophysicist Mario Livio, who was the first scientist to analyze the article, says it shows that the statesman was very up-to-date with the scientific research of his time. Churchill’s interest for science should serve as an example to today’s politicians, Livio writes in a comment published today in Nature .

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Be More Productive By Sitting Next to Someone Who Works Hard

You may like your privacy or enjoy sitting among the friendly people who help you relax at work. If you want to get more done, though, put your desk next to the hardest worker.

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YouTube Stars' Defense of PewDiePie Is Bullshit

It’s been a rough week for YouTube’s biggest star. Felix Kjellberg—better known to his 53 million subscribers as PewDiePie—was dropped by Disney earlier this week after a Wall Street Journal inquiry regarding Kjellberg’s use of racial humor and Nazi imagery; yesterday YouTube itself cut his channel out of “Google Preferred” advertising. Big names on the platform are rushing to Kjellberg’s defense today.

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3 ways to fix a broken news industry

Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we're inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist and entrepreneur Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news and make the complex issues of our time easier to understand.

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Bethesda's 'Prey' reboot makes you fear everything

"No matter what kind of game we work on, there's two things we always try to do," said lead designer Ricardo Bare following last week's media preview. "One is we try to make the world as deeply and richly detailed as possible -- we treat the world and a setting as a character." I didn't totally get the sense that the world is a character from the brief demo I tried, but the world is vast and encourages exploration. The game's physics also encourage you to pick up and interact with as many things as you can find.

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'His Dark Materials' author tweets back at fans who can't wait for his new books

'His Dark Materials' author tweets back at fans who can't wait for his new books

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Yahoo notifying users of malicious account activity as Verizon deal progresses

“As we have previously disclosed, our outside forensic experts have been investigating the creation of forged cookies that could have enabled an intruder to access our users’ accounts without a password. The investigation has identified user accounts for which we believe forged cookies were taken or used.  Yahoo is in the process of notifying all potentially affected account holders. Yahoo has invalidated the forged cookies so they cannot be used again,” a Yahoo spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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Domino's customer gets an unexpected offer of MDMA, cocaine and more with their delivery

Domino's customer gets an unexpected offer of MDMA, cocaine and more with their delivery

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Facebook is taking on LinkedIn by letting businesses post job listings

Starting Wednesday, US businesses on Facebook will be able to post open job listings natively to their pages and in the News Feed.

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What's new in LibreOffice 5.3 - TechRepublic

If you work with Firebird databases in LibreOffice it is important to know that Firebird has been upgraded to 3.0.0. This update means that LibreOffice base will no longer be able to read back Firebird 2.5 data. Any embedded Firebird odb files created in previous versions of LibreOffice will not be compatible with LibreOffice 5.3. The developers are working on backwards compatibility, so future versions of LibreOffice will be able to read Firebird 2.5 data. You can, however, manually convert ODB files (created in LibreOffice 5.2 or earlier) by using Firebird 2.5 to convert the data to archive format and replacing the database data within the ODB with the archive version. To do this, you must install a standalone version of Firebird 2.5 and make use of its gbak tool.

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The fascinating evolution of the electric car

Ford announced in January that it aims to offer 13 new electrified vehicles, including hybrids, within the next five years. One of the new vehicles it plans to launch will be a fully electric SUV with a range of at least 300 miles per charge.

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Apple’s 'vision' for its next big thing convinced a big company to sell itself for cheap

Whatever Apple ends up doing in AR, it's likely to include Metaio technology. Apple bought the company in 2015, as one of the first AR companies it purchased in a mini-run of AR acquisitions.

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Mondly's VR language-learning app is the closest thing to actual immersion

Recognition came with time. It’s simply a matter of understanding that native speakers don’t sound like the voice actors on your app of choice, and altering the way you hear patterns of speech. As for recall, there’s really not much you can do to recall words and phrases faster other than to actually use them. Unfortunately, the apps commonly available only allow train you to use your knowledge in the context of a canned conversation. If your real-life conversation partner deviates from the script, you’re left scrambling to find the right words.

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Microsoft open sources a simulator for training drones, self-driving cars and more

Why test drones and other self-navigating devices in a virtual world instead of the real one? Mainly because simulated testing is vastly more affordable when part of your process is encouraging learning self-navigating software to distinguish between things like shadows and solid, dark-colored walls. If you ask a drone with an advanced onboard brain to fly into something that might be solid or might be immaterial, you could end up with a very smashed, very expensive failure. If you do that in a virtual setting, all you’ve lost is a few moments and maybe some electricity for powering your PC.

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Yahoo is warning some users of sophisticated state-sponsored attacks

Yahoo began sending out emails on Wednesday, as news broke that Verizon, which is buying the web giant, lowered its price for the company by $250 million as a result of the two hacks.

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Apple may replace the home button with a ‘function area’ on the next iPhone

The next iPhone could see the elimination of the Home button and Touch ID sensor in favor of an edge-to-edge design and “virtual buttons” at the bottom of the screen. The rumors come from the well-sourced Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI, via MacRumors .

23
Elon Musk posts, then deletes tweets calling Trump’s immigration ban “not right”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed President Trump’s immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is “not right” and refers to it as a “Muslim immigration ban” — but he then deleted those tweets almost immediately, referring to them as “earlier drafts.”

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Think Apple computers are still malware immune? This new attack proves otherwise - TechRepublic

A newly detected malware targeting macOS devices can steal passwords and capture iPhone backups. And it's coming from the same group believed to be responsible for the 2016 election hacks.

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This 'Star Trek'-like headset helps the legally blind see again

Almost like the VISOR in 'Star Trek,' the eSight 3 lets low vision wearers do almost anything, from reading a menu to playing basketball.

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Kevin is a chatbot that insures the things you buy through Craigslist

Peer-to-peer selling sites – like Craigslist, Trademe, Gumtree, and eBay – are hugely popular, largely thanks to the fact that you can get some serious bargains through them. But they’re not without their risks. When you buy something through these sites, there’s always a chance that you might not get what you pay for. Or worse, that you’ll sell an item, and not receive the money.

27
The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

Husar told Gizmodo that he got blood work done to confirm what he could about his DNA Lifestyle Coach results. The tests indeed confirmed that he was low on vitamins B12, D and E, as DNA Lifestyle Coach had suggested. Of course, Hussar still can’t be sure his genes are responsible. It could be that he’s simply not eating enough meat or cheese. Still, the blood work was enough to convince Husar that DNA Lifestyle Coach’s analysis was worth taking seriously. And, for the most part, the results felt right—it made sense that a boost of vitamin B12 might counteract the emotional toll of winter, and that cutting out potatoes and saturated fats might be benefical.

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Linux champion Munich takes decisive step towards returning to Windows - TechRepublic

The city will investigate how long it will take and how much it will cost to build a Windows 10 client ahead of a vote on whether to replace its Linux-based OS from 2021.

29
The Best Audible Tips and Tricks You Might Not Know About

Audible is the biggest name in audiobooks, but even if you’ve spent hundreds of hours listening, there are some tricks hidden beneath the surface. Here are some of the best ways to get the most of your Audible experience and even save some money in the process.

30
Your brain always has a backup plan

You may not always be consciously considering a Plan B when you're making a decision , but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Queen's University researchers have discovered that the human brain's motor neurons will prepare for multiple actions before making a decision. The team learned this by conducting experiments where volunteers were asked to guide a cursor toward one of two targets before they knew which one they were supposed to pick. While it was easy for the test subjects to consciously steer down the middle, the scientists took the cursor increasingly out of sync to make people compensate through unconscious actions. Sure enough, the volunteers' movements were an average of the movement paths needed to reach the targets, not the average between the positions -- their brains were already prepping for both paths.

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GOP demands inquiry into EPA use of encrypted messaging apps

"Over the past few years, we have seen several examples of federal officials' circumventing Federal Records Act requirements and transparency generally," they wrote. "In this instance, the Committee is concerned that these encrypted and off-the-record communication practices, if true, run afoul of federal record-keeping requirements, leaving information that could be responsive to future Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and congressional requests unattainable."

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12 powerful websites that can replace your PC's desktop software

If you need to tweak an image,  Pixlr Editor 's your web app. This graphics editing tool isn't quite Photoshop, but it's far more powerful than the Paint program that comes pre-installed on Windows PCs, with a wide array of tools, filters, adjustment options, and yes, even layers. You can start from scratch with a blank canvas or tinker with images stored on your local hard drive or on a website. And yes, you can save local copies of your work.

33
New Simon memory game looks like a cheap VR headset

If you have multiple Optix headsets, they can be paired together for a head-to-head or multiplayer setup. Each player will be given the same sequence and speed to see who can get the furthest. Don't get too close or you may end up slapping each other. If you want to give it a shot, Simon Optix is set to go on sale this fall for $25. Just remember to stock up on AA batteries before you nab one.

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A girl made poop-shaped brownies to see if sight affects taste. We're thinking it does.

A girl made poop-shaped brownies to see if sight affects taste. We're thinking it does.

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A dog named after an Adele song wins top prize at Westminster Show

A dog named after an Adele song wins top prize at Westminster Show

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Despite Deadpool's Success, Fox Still Second-Guessed Logan

We all know the story . For years 20th Century Fox, the controllers of the rights to all Marvel X-Men properties, was too worried to make the R-rated Deadpool . They didn’t think something that raunchy or violent could work in the superhero genre. Then, finally, after years of saying “No,” they finally said “Yes”—and $780 million later, they’re happy they did.

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How Trump created a whole new avenue for this $650 million YouTube powerhouse popular with teens

"I actually wanted to do a show in a high school in a small town, two years from now, where the entire climate has changed — all of mine and your biggest fears have started to come true," he said. The town is divided, people have been locked up, and there might be things like internment camps, he explained. "I think our audience would be really interested in that."

38
McDonald's has re-engineered drinking straws

The redesigned STRAW -- short for "Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal," of course -- is meant to alleviate the most basic of problems: having to wait for your shake to melt a bit before you can get the perfect mix of chocolate and mint flavors. While a conventional straw will only slurp up one part of the shake at a time, engineers from JACE Engineering and NK Labs carefully engineered the STRAW's J-shaped snorkel design and side openings to suck in both layers at once. According to McDonald's, their new tubular sipping device required some fairly complex computational fluid dynamics simulations to get the flow right and make sure it works just as well at the bottom of your shake as it did on the first sip.

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Yahoo tells users they were hit with cookie attack

In order to do this, hackers need to forge little web browser tokens called cookies. You use cookies whenever you log into a service and check that box that says "keep me logged in," or, "remember me." Even if you close the window, you won't have to log back in because the cookie stored by your browser tells the service that you already submitted your username and password.

40
People Only Want Fossil's Fashion Smartwatches If They're Cheap as Hell

Fossil, a company that makes both analog timepieces and smartwatches , reported its earnings last night and the results weren’t great. Not only did the watchmaker miss analyst estimates for Q4 2016, its outlook for 2017 is fairly bleak. CNBC reports that the stock is down nearly 20 percent.

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Here's a giant image of Putin caressing a pregnant Trump projected on a New York Apple store

Anyone visiting the Apple store in New York's Chelsea neighborhood got an unusual surprise on Tuesday night: a giant projection of Russian President Vladimir Putin caressing a very pregnant Donald Trump.

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Domino's Pizza failed spectacularly at making a heart-shaped pizza yesterday

Domino's Pizza failed spectacularly at making a heart-shaped pizza yesterday

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High Tech: How the seeds of innovation will grow a bumper crop - TechRepublic

He cautions that the gold-rush state of the tech-rooted cannabis industry resembles the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. "On one hand there is a tremendous opportunity for wealth and impact, especially in technology," he said. "On the other hand, you are already starting to see market leaders in different domains. The key [for business] is to look in the spaces where it's still wide open, like SaaS, ag-tech, bio-tech, and even traditional services, like legal, financial, and consulting."

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U.S. motor vehicle deaths see biggest two year jump in over 50 years, per NSC

The preliminary numbers from the NSC aren’t final, and the organization says that it’ll experience slight increases or decreases as more data comes in and more analysis is performed. But the estimates usually don’t see dramatic shifts, so you can expect their early estimate of roughly 40,000 motor vehicle deaths in 2016 to remain consistent. The tally represents a 6 percent increase over last year, and a 14 percent bump when compared to the numbers from two years ago in 2014.

45
Google Fiber has a new boss and is losing hundreds of employees

The hundreds of employees leaving Access are on top of the layoffs at Access last year after the company announced it was halting plans to expand Google Fiber to more cities, meaning the Access has a much smaller staff now. Craig Barratt, the former head of Access, also stepped down last year.

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Sony plans to make PlayStation Now exclusive to PC and PS4

Still, Sony has given users enough advanced warning for PS3 and Vita users to finish up any games they are playing and make sure their subscriptions are cancelled within the next six months. Unfortunately, buyers of last year's Bravia TVs don't have quite as wide as a window -- any Bravia TV made after 2015 will have its service discontinued on April 1st.

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Wickr, the encrypted messaging app, finally goes open source

"It is now time to begin opening the source code so our customers and partners can easily review the crypto codebase and validate the promises we make to Wickr's users," said Joel Wallenstrom, Wickr's chief executive.

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The need for a Digital Geneva Convention - Microsoft on the Issues

This year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco brings the world’s security professionals together to discuss cybersecurity at a critical time.  The past year has witnessed not just the growth of cybercrime, but a proliferation in cyberattacks that is both new and disconcerting.  This has included not only cyber-attacks mounted for financial gain, but new nation-state attacks as well.  As engineers and other employees across the tech sector meet in San Francisco, we need to ask ourselves what our response should be.

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Walking Through This Lamp-Filled Room Is Like Swimming With Jellyfish

It’s a simple idea for an art installation: Fill an entire giant room with glowing lamps from floor to ceiling. On paper it sounds an awful lot like your grandma’s living room, but walking through teamLab’s Forest of Resonating Lamps exhibit feels a lot more like drifting through a giant swarm of jellyfish.

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Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

Frame your vision as a shared vision. Help them see how they stand to gain in their own agendas. This means listening and incorporating what you hear. Let the innovators mold your idea. Don't cling to it inflexibly; they can probably make it better. So let them do it, and give them credit for it. Gaining credit for moving the organization forward is often what innovators crave. You lose nothing by giving credit. Credit is like fire; it grows brighter the more it's shared. And nothing will make you look better than to have the organization’s most respected innovators rallying around you.

51 Prefer 2D Zelda Games? Nintendo Switch May Get One
52 After 17 Years, Philip Pullman Announces a Sequel to His Dark Materials
53 These ‘smart’ headphones let you listen to music and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time
54 Congress begins work on self-driving car law
55 We finally know when 'Outlander' will return for Season 3
56 CRISPR patents, potentially worth billions, belong to Broad Institute
57 http://www.qlik.com/us/company/press-room/press-releases/0213-qlik-top-ten-most-innovative-companies-in-social-good?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=FastCompanySocialGoodRelease&sourceID1=Social_Twitter_FastCompanySocialGoodRelease
58 House Republicans want an investigation into EPA officials using encrypted chat apps
59 Report: Sad Yahoo Deal Somehow Gets Even Sadder
60 Twitch's in-chat tipping program generated $6 million in 2016
61 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
62 2 super-cool 'Prey' features were also 'a nightmare' to develop
63 BlackBerry accuses Nokia of patent infringement
64 A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery
65 Mathew Ingram on Twitter
66 News Outlets Wrestle With Whether to Stop Interviewing Trump Advisers
67 Professor Willow from 'Pokémon Go' needs to be immediately sacked
68 https://www.cnet.com/special-reports/google-pixel-how-google-designed-its-first-real-phone/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&linkId=34534580
69 HTC's mobile VR headset won't be a copycat
70 Log In - New York Times
71 Brexit bumps up the UK price of Microsoft’s Surface Book
72 Everything You Need to Know About HDMI 2.1
73 Cisco's Q2 tops estimates despite revenue decline | ZDNet
74 Google Assistant can share your personal info in Allo chats
75 Google expands fact-checked news to Brazil, Mexico & Argentina
76 https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/02/15/2342225/autism-starts-months-before-symptoms-appear-study-shows?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
77 Lifehacker on Twitter
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81 Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers
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83 Yahoo warns users of account breaches related to recent attacks