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Everything you need to know before watching 'Black Panther'

Where did Black Panther leave off in 'Captain America: Civil War'? What does 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' have to do with Wakanda? A handy Marvel movie recap.

Sorry haters, Evan Spiegel is not sorry about Snapchat's redesign

Evan Spiegel just isn't too concerned about the haters.

Breaking Down the Newest INCREDIBLES 2, READY PLAYER ONE, and PAC RIM Trailers | Nerdist

Hollywood apparently decided to drop all the movie trailers this week, so on today's Nerdist News Talks Back we broke down all of them, including the latest from The Incredibles 2, Ready Player One, and Pacific Rim Uprising. Joining our host Jessica Chobot today was associate editor Kyle Anderson, Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, and Mothership writer Amy Vorpahl, and they flew into action with the new look we got during the Winter Games for Pixar's long-awaited followup to The Incredibles. What do we think of it? Are we excited for the film, or has too much time passed since the original? How do we think it might address modern day superhero movies? And what are the odds it could actually be even better than the first film? Warner Bros. also dropped another Easter egg-filled trailer for Ready Player One today, and it had some obvious changes from the novel. Are we happy about this, or do we hope it mostly sticks to the book? What new elements do we think we'll like? Are we looking

How to calm your nerves while watching the Olympics

Don't stress; they just have knives on their feet.

Adam Rippon is an immortal witch

We knew it.

Adam Rippon just brilliantly sassed the judges at the Winter Olympics

Oh no he didn't. 🔥

Movies to watch with your pooch to ring in the Year of the Dog

Give your Benji the movie night they truly deserve.

How long can an Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home infinite loop last?

Who do you think will break the chain -- Alexa, Siri or the Google Assistant? CNET is livestreaming our experiment on YouTube so you can watch along.

Nvidia is creating surveillance cameras with built-in face recognition. Uh, great?

Cameras are getting smarter.

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Thousands of FedEx customer records exposed by unsecured server

(Reuters) - Global package delivery company FedEx Corp ( FDX.N ) said on Thursday it has secured some of the customer identification records that were visible earlier this month on an unsecured server, and so far has found no evidence that private data was “misappropriated.”

This Indian Character Symbol Can Crash Your iPhone

The good news is that the Telugu symbol doesn't appear to trigger any error when displayed over an internet browser, unless you try pasting it into a text field. Apple says it's also working on a fix that should be arriving soon. Beta versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS are free of the flaw.

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FCC Chair Ajit Pai investigated for Sinclair ties, lawmakers say

Top 17 Facebook Messenger Tips and Tricks for iPhone

You’ll see a little three dotted button at the end of the toolbar, right next to the Send button. Tap it and Facebook Messenger will show you a list of apps specifically made to interact with Messenger. You’ll find all sorts of crazy and fun apps here. For creating GIFs, videos and all sorts of fun stuff. Of course, you’ll need to download these apps to be able to use them. But once downloaded, they integrate seamlessly with Messenger.

This one business file is most used in cyberattacks

PDF files are the most likely of any other file type to be weaponized, according to a Thursday report from security firm Barracuda Networks. In the last three months, nearly 41 million PDFs scanned were part of an attack, often containing links to malicious sites and active scripts, the report found.

The 10 most common types of malware, and how to avoid them

"The takeaway for enterprises is that as political and/or military tension increases, so do the volume and sophistication of malware propagation and use," the report stated. "Within specific verticals, we have also shown that each is plagued by a peculiar mix of malware types, families, and threat actors, which gives each person, business, nation, country, and even continent a unique malware profile. This insight is critical because it should encourage each enterprise to create a unique set of network defenses ideally constructed for the particular set of threat actors and operations it faces."

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8 times Black Panther was an unbelievable badass

Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn

As for LogMeIn, which acquired Xively in 2014 for $12 million , they acknowledged in their company blog post announcing the deal, that they intend to exit the IoT space . “So the obvious question is, does this mean LogMeIn is exiting the IoT? Well, if you mean the IoT connectivity platform space, yes, we’re leaving it. We believe that Google Cloud, now armed with Xively’s team and great technology – and backed by their platform and developer heritage and reach – are a far better fit for the future of platform leadership,” they wrote. They are probably right about that.

IRS working on transitioning entire code base from assembler to Java

As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is faced with making several updates to its code in light of the new US tax law, the tax governing body is switching all of its code from assembler to Java to ease the process.

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Certain oiled or waxed surfaces could clash with the HomePod's silicone base and leave an ugly ring on your furniture.

Leaked FedEx customer data was stored on Amazon S3 server with no password

In all three of the above-mentioned leaks, poor configuration and incorrect settings were to blame for the exposed data. The FedEx incident is further evidence of shortcuts companies may be taking in their race to the cloud, and firms looking to embrace cloud repositories like S3 must be aware of the security options available, and their limitations, before proceeding.

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After allegedly draining bank accounts, Coinbase promises refunds

"I am now broke, cannot afford rent, food, gas, bills," one user complained.

14 White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine’s infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.

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. @Intel thinks silicon chips will make it easier to scale quantum computers to the millions of qubits needed to make a really useful commercial system. 

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“There’s nothing to see here. Just look over there. There is no reason to suspect any wrong doing. What is “wrong” anyway except an ever changing relative moral distinction?It’s only coincidence that I & Verizon AND Sinclair benefitted at the same time. Let’s just say Fake news.”

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“We have entered a new era of warfare, witnessing a destructive and deadly mix of conventional military might and malicious cyberattacks." 

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#Fe is a lovely platformer with wonderful music, but it fails to do anything interesting with its best ideas. Read the full review!: …

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

In partnering with Lyft and other companies, people experiencing a crisis will be able to see if there are options for free Lyft rides or supplies via Direct Relief. The full roster of organizations currently on board also includes Chase, Feeding America, International Medical Corps, The California Department of Forestry and Fire, and Save the Children. In the “coming weeks,” Facebook says it will make the ability to post to Community Help available for other companies.

The wood-protecting HomePod accessories are already here

Apple peripheral maker Pad & Quill has a new coaster made with 'American Full-grain leather' it's selling for $20, though you could just buy one (or a set) with the same 4-inch dimensions on Amazon . If you wanted a more robust solution, MERES is selling both a regular aluminum stand for and one that's wall- mountable for $43. All could, in theory, protect your wooden furniture, assuming you don't have a plastic table or granite countertop to rest your HomePod instead, since users haven't reported it marking up on any other material.

Cybersecurity startup Penten scores AU$1.3m from Defence for cryptography | ZDNet

The funding will be invested into nine "transformational" technology areas, highlighted in the 2016 Defence White Paper , including AU$2 million for the development of autonomous systems; AU$960,000 towards multidisciplinary material sciences; AU$780,000 for the advancement of sensors and directed energy capabilities; AU$710,000 to enhance cybersecurity defence; and AU$490,000 for the development of quantum technologies.

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Windows 10 is adding an Ultimate Performance mode for pros

FedEx left sensitive customer data exposed on unsecured server

"After a preliminary investigation," FedEx told ZDNet, "we can confirm that some archived Bongo International account information located on a server hosted by a third-party, public cloud provider is secure. The data was part of a service that was discontinued after our acquisition of Bongo. We have found no indication that any information has been misappropriated and will continue our investigation."

Transform — the event about digital transformation — coming June 25-26

We’re delighted to announce that we’re in full-throttle planning mode for Transform , our event focused on bleeding edge innovation for executives from the wider marketing and product development ecosystem. It will be held on June 25-26 in San Francisco.

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As unsexy as it sounds, a new set of equations may be the secret to 3-D printing for construction:

Don't use phones from Huawei or ZTE, FBI director says

FBI Director Chris Wray and a team of security officials tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that Huawei and ZTE pose threats to the US.

Who has the most to gain from cryptocurrency? Criminals

All cryptocurrency transactions use a mix of public and private keys to keep payments secure and, in some scenarios, completely secret. You can see where the money goes and which wallets its headed to. But if you can't link the wallet to a person, the identity remains secret.

Google Chrome Rolls Out Ad Blockers

Sourcepoint CEO Ben Barokas discusses Google and online advertising with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

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"Jams emerge from an elemental struggle between the natural and the mechanical." This is like a parody of a John McPhee NYer piece, which became the gold standard of extracting the greatest length and profundity from the most banal subjects …

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Carpool Karaoke is coming back for a second season

Amazon's promised delivery drones could spew less greenhouse gases than trucks

They're still more a dream than reality, but aerial delivery drones could release less of the gases that lead to climate change, like carbon dioxide, researchers find.

MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Explainable AI systems aim to make decisions that are easily understood by humans—a laudable goal, but what makes a good explanation? 

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Facebook complies with demand of Russia's internet censor to remove video by opposition activist Alexei Navalny from Instagram, video remains on YouTube (BBC) … …

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Alright guys, just got Fortnite. Where we landing?

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The next breakthrough in therapeutic psychedelics may come not from a university lab, but from a 16th-century mansion in the Oxford countryside 

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Packaging startup Lumi completes $9 million fundraise to leverage its digital network of factories:

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A fix is rolling out for Chrysler’s rebooting screen problem, but some car batteries have already died …

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@donttrythis I built this Porg inspired by your Totoro build.

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If a Muslim teenager shot 17 people after being trained and armed by an ISIS affiliate based in Florida, the entire group would’ve already been raided and detained or shot by the authorities.

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(By the way, if any of my communist friends know Marcel, please pass along the word that my partners and I would happily take on a defamation suit against Infowars, and I’m sure there are plenty of others who would as well.) …

Jared Keller on Twitter

A student reporter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recorded interviews with some of his classmates about gun violence in America *while they were hiding from an active shooter in their school* Give this kid a fucking Pulitzer 

Denizcan James on Twitter

Black shooter: "We need to militarize the police." Latino shooter: "We need to close our borders." Muslim shooter: "We need to stop immigration from Arab countries." White shooter: "Let's not jump to conclusions." …

White Supremacists Claim Nikolas Cruz Trained With Them; Students Say He Wore Trump Hat in School

Hate group says the accused Florida school shooter did paramilitary exercises and got a rifle from members. Ex-students say he wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in school.

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Acording to live data collected by the nonpartisan Hamilton 68 dashboard, Russian-linked Twitter accounts have flooded Twitter using popular hashtags like #parkland , #guncontrolnow and #florida . …

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pretty neat to live in a country where chocolate eggs with toys inside of them were immediately banned because they're a choking hazard but military-grade killing machines are still chill because some old white dudes with chlamydia said so in the the 1700s

You Had One Job on Twitter

You had one job and messed up plus more fun pics and vids.I do not own any content just a fan/parody*and will remove content @ copyright holders request,email

Andy Richter on Twitter

Imagine getting on Twitter today to argue with people that nothing needs to change. Imagine using your time today to argue that your hobby is more important than 17 people who were murdered in a high school.

Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space with this website

Elon Musk's SpaceX-launched Tesla Roadster has exceeded its mileage warranty 550 times over. Follow its space adventures with the site Where Is Roadster?

How to develop a data science training program inside your company

Stay in touch with managers of projects where newly-trained employees are deployed so you can see how it's going. This enables you to build rapport with managers. It is likewise useful to evaluate the effectiveness of training and skills transfer by meeting with project managers after projects have been completed. You are likely to find areas in your curriculum where training went well, and areas where it can be strengthened.

Ridiculous microwave myths you can stop believing

Reality: You may have seen a post floating around social media in the past few years that shows a little girl's science experiment for school. This experiment supposedly proved that using the microwave to heat water alters it enough to kill a plant. "I have known for years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it's how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body cannot recognize it," the post claims .

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