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Watch SpaceX’s CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch live right here

At 10:01 AM ET (7:01 AM PT) SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft for a resupply mission to the International Space Station...

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..

Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon 9 rocket from one of NASA’s most historic launch pads

Start your weekend off right this morning by watching a SpaceX rocket launch and landing. The company’s Falcon 9 is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule...

Apple printed out giant tweets for its new iPad Pro ad campaign

iPad Pro vs. PC

Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon 9 rocket from one of NASA’s most historic launch pads

Start your weekend off right this morning by watching a SpaceX rocket launch and landing. The company’s Falcon 9 is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule...

Moto Z Mod puts a walkie-talkie on your phone

The crowd-funded add-on promises to keep you connected even if you're out of service range.

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.

Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below...

Why every US carrier suddenly changed their unlimited plan this week

It’s been a weird week in the world of major cell providers. After years of moving away from offering unlimited plans after the rise of data-hungry smartphones, Verizon announced out of the blue on...

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are teaming up for Hulu's 'Castle Rock'

I ship it.

Illumina Accelerator

Mya Thomae is Illumina’s Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical and Medical Affairs. Mya has more than twenty years of experience as a regulatory professional including founding and running Myraqa, a boutique regulatory affairs consulting firm purchased by Illumina in 2014. Mya has extensive experience in gaining regulatory approvals for novel IVDs in the United States and Europe. This work has included PMAs, 510(k)s and de novo 510(k)s in the United States for both kit and lab-based products. In the European Union, Mya has experience with working with Notified Bodies and Competent Authorities on List A, List B and self-certified products. Certified by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) since 1994, Mya also received the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation in 2009 as a member of the rRt-PCR Flu Panel Team for exceptional performance and dedication in addressing complex regulatory and scientific issues in the clearance of a CDC test to diagnose human influenza infection.

Apple has decided that the iPad Pro isn’t a computer after all

Last August, Apple released an iPad Pro ad that positioned the tablet as an amazing computer. Now it has a new commercia

Bill Gates says robots who take your job should pay taxes

Commentary: Tech's elder statesman says that we can't just give up the taxes that humans pay.

Listen to Smash Mouth's 'All Star' with Windows XP sounds

Join Clippy and friends on a musical romp through the Smash Mouth hit and try not to get it stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

A Table from Discarded Wood Flooring

A friend of mine grabbed some old wood floor planks that were being thrown out. They were from a local historic building that was being remodeled. He asked me to make a table top from them. He gave me the dimensions he wanted and said he wanted it framed in something black and to keep the original finish on the floors. ... the rest was up to me. I liked the idea of a black pipe base to compliment the framing on top. So I went to workYou can see a video of this project by clicking here.

Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021

Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford..

Watch live: SpaceX  launches resupply mission to the International Space Station

Elon Musk's space company, SpaceX, is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday at 10:01 a.m. ET. The rocket i

Watch SpaceX Try to Launch NASA’s Science Into Space

Saturday marks SpaceX's 10th mission ferrying supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

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IT budgeting: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Some organizations demand more diligent defense of a budget than others. So if you work for an organization that demands justification of every line item, it's especially important to start selling your budget before you even write the first line, while communicating and gaining consensus for your IT strategy. A massive IT project is more easily justified at budgeting time when everyone knows its purpose, impact, and objectives than if budget season is the first time anyone hears of it. If you've gained agreement on your strategy, it's harder to simply dismiss budgetary categories or demand arbitrary reductions, since there should be a direct tie between the previously agreed strategic imperative and the budget item. When you must make cuts, a solid understanding of your priorities can help identify cuts that will have the least impact on the effectiveness of your strategic plan.

YouTube Killing 30-Second Unskippable Ads

YouTube didn't go into detail about its rationale, but the move has to do with people's shortening attention spans, according to The Drum. People are more likely to abandon a video when forced to watch a long, unskippable ad, something YouTube and its creators don't want. The site needs to make sure users stay engaged, especially as Facebook serves up more compeition in the video space.

Five of the top global smart cities really are the brightest

Lux Review highlighted which cities are the global leaders when it comes to integrating advanced lighting and other smart technologies into the urban environment.

Why major American corporations have struggled in China: Uber

Many news outlets analyzed Uber’s failure and “merger” with Didi Chuxing, but none of these analyses has gotten to the heart of the matter. For example, when an American company loses out to a Chinese company on Chinese turf, the first reaction always seems to be that the Chinese government put its thumb on the scale resulting in the certain victory of the homegrown company. However, this may be at best a partial answer. While it is true that the (often invisible) hand of the Chinese government plays a role in helping homegrown businesses, a powerful force at play is very likely private sector challenges such as a failure to develop guanxi.

Back to 1982: Why US watchdog the FCC thinks your iPhone needs FM radio | ZDNet

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants you to be able to use the FM radio that's already in your phone, but he's not going to force companies to activate it.

Snapchat's pitch to investors: 'Bigger isn't better'

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President Donald Trump regularly makes news because of his tweets. Now a congressman is making news because of the device the president reportedly uses to tweet. On Friday, Congressman Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Los Angeles, wrote a letter to the House Oversight Committee requesting an investigation into Trump's cybersecurity practices . In particular, he calls out Trump's apparent decision to keep using his personal Android phone instead of a secured phone the Secret Service issued him for his inauguration. The letter is also signed by 14 other members of Congress and calls for a public hearing to discuss the issues. "The device President Trump insists on using -- most likely the Samsung Galaxy S3 -- has particularly well documented vulnerabilities," the letter says. "The use of an unsecured phone risks the president of the United States being monitored by foreign or domestic adversaries, many of whom would be happy to hijack the president's prized Twitter account causing disastrous consequences for global security. Cybersecurity experts universally agree that an ordinary Android smartphone, which the president is reportedly using despite repeated warnings from the Secret Service, can be easily hacked.

Pros and Cons of Buying Refurbished Apple Products

While most companies tend to offer extended warranties with their refurbished products, Apple does not. The one-year limited warranty is the same warranty you get with a brand new product at full price. You can look at this in one of two ways, however. Either Apple is being skimpy about the warranty due to the discount or they’re so confident about the refurbished line that they don’t think you’ll need an extended warranty. Call me an optimist, but my guess is the latter.

Accidental Inbound Missile Warning Scares the Hell Out of American Air Force Personnel

The message read “MISSILE INBOUND. SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!” as it took over the screens of Air Force personnel working at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany, earlier this week.

Logan's high points: Wolverine's films, ranked

Even this far on, it's hard to go past "X2". Berserker-like in fight scenes, delving into Logan's past as Weapon X and finding his place with the rest of the X-men, it's still the clear high point in Jackman's history. That is until "Logan" officially enters the running on March 3.

Big data privacy is a bigger issue than you think - TechRepublic

Big data analytics introduce the ability to know so much about somebody that it's frightening. It's your oracular responsibility to disclose your powers and subsequently allay their inescapable concerns. Be very open and transparent about your business with those that you're analyzing, without giving away the corporate secrets that keep you competitive. I've given you some techniques for how to accomplish this. If you're in the business of big data, start owning that responsibility today by organizing an outreach program.

Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorism

Gates, making his first appearance at the Munich security conference on Saturday, said: “Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist, epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. And they say there is a reasonable probability the world will experience such an outbreak in the next 10 to 15 years.”

The Best Smart Home Devices of 2017

The Piper is an indoor-only surveillance camera you can watch remotely from an Android or iOS device, perfect for keeping an eye on the house, the pets, or even the baby. But it's a lot more than that. It's also a Z-Wave controller, capable of giving you household control over household gadgets no matter where you are. And the camera itself is excellent, with digital pan, tilt, and zoom functions, plus sharp night vision and two-way audio so you can speak to whoever is under your watch.

CIO Jury: More than half of CIOs have no formal digital transformation plan - TechRepublic

"We do not have a formal digital transformation plan, as analog processes are still part of our project design workflow, like model making and sketching," said Dan Gallivan, director of information technology at Payette. "We do, however, see more and more integration of digital processes with analog, like using 3D printers and laser cutters from digital files to sketching over digital information, and then scanning to capture data. All of the tools become part of the design process."

Air pollution can make outdoor exercise toxic in big cities

An international team of scientists studied the health benefits of cycling and walking against the negative toll of air pollution. They documented air quality through average annual levels of PM2.5s and arrived at a tipping point – the amount of time after which exercising actually turns harmful to the health, due to breathing in fine particulates. In many large cities, including Delhi in India and Zabol in Iran, a mere 30 minutes of cycling can begin to damage one’s health.

Stream the content you want, wherever you are, with a lifetime of Getflix — just $39

But if you’re not down with Getflix yet, consider this one more earnest suggestion to get with the program and start watching TV the way it should be watched — unblocked at top streaming speeds — at TNW Deals’ super-low lifetime subscription price of only $39, a 95 percent savings .

We played with the coolest Hasbro and Mattel toys you can't buy yet

Baby Alive is releasing a new boy doll called Snackin' Luke. The dolls cry real tears and can speak English or Spanish. You choose whether they will call you "mommy" or "daddy."

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook's AI tracks and studies your activity

Have you ever wondered how Facebook collects all the data it has to feed you with the content it presumes you’ll like and keep you coming back for more? Well, now there’s an app that can answer these questions.

2018 Hyundai Accent plays it safe with smart upgrades - Roadshow

The 2018 Accent isn't one of those cars. It plays it safe, which benefits the consumer.

Run Your Business Like a Drug Lord -

Priceonomics  points out that drug dealers are “experts at identifying their customer base. They realize…that if a product is good enough, it doesn’t need to be heavily marketed.” Put another way, you can’t put a pig in a poke for very long and get away with it. All the marketing in the world isn’t going to save a flawed product. It’s so much easier to sell a product that is so good your target consumers won’t be able to do without it.

Three Ways New EPA Head Scott Pruitt Will Dismantle Environmental Protection

“Climate policy isn’t killing the coal industry, economics is killing the coal industry,” Cullenward said, explaining that the decline in American coal production is part of a nationwide shift to natural gas and renewable energy. “The pursuit of natural gas under first the Obama Administration and now the Trump Administration is really putting the nail in the coffin [for coal].”

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

Yankees President: Dellin Betances' Arbitration Filing "Had No Bearings In Reality"

Exactly and a $3 million salary for a non-closer the first time through arbitration is still a lot of money. If he had won the hearing too it would be terrible for the Yanks, since his raises every arbitration year afterwards would be higher if he got paid $5 million this year. Lack of respect on both sides but the Yanks don’t have to pay him yet and the Angels renewed Trout’s contract for the minimum (or $1 million, one of the two) before giving him that extension to kick in the year after. Teams really don’t have to pay anyone until they have leverage and service time. If Mike Trout doesn’t get paid immediately then Betances can wait.

The Small Business Growth Playbook - TechRepublic

More than half of all Australian businesses are expecting to grow within the next 12 months, yet less than a quarter intend to expand their operations overseas and only 5 percent have plans to launch new products or services. In other words, growth is good but if it only comes as a by-product of continuing business as usual, without the risks that come from innovation and expansion. Read this white paper and learn the four tactics that can get any small business started on this virtuous cycle.

We tried McDonald's super-engineered shake straw

Between the mechanical challenges that I encountered and the STRAW's sheer lack of availability, it strikes me as far more marketing tool than eating utensil. Granted, we weren't able to find a location that didn't blend their shakes -- even when specifically and explicitly ordered as layered -- so there may well be some consumptive value that this thing provides. But there's no need for you to go out of your way to find one of them (unless collecting McDonald's memorabilia is your thing) because you're going to spend far longer looking for it than you will waiting for the shake to melt slightly, then stirring vigorously and slurping.

Facebook debuts vertical video format and confirms forthcoming TV apps

Why this matters: Facebook’s new video features on mobile and the launch of TV apps are all part of Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to make Facebook a “video-first” company. Recently, Facebook has been pushing its live video feature, as well as incorporating video-sharing into both the  Facebook mobile apps  and  Instagram .

NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving actually thinks the Earth is flat

"It's right in front of our faces. I'm telling you, it's right in front of our faces. They lie to us," Irving added.

Why Mine Asteroids When We Can Mine the Deep Sea?

Asteroid mining has gained steam in the popular psyche : who doesn’t love the idea of flying up to one of the giant rocks flying by and somehow harvesting it of its precious metals like platinum. But today at the 2017 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences, scientists considered whether we should pursue another, far more likely alternative: mining the seafloor.

Apple Working With Broadcom for Customized Wireless Charging in iPhone

Sur says that Apple and Broadcom have been working together for two years on this project, but he is not sure whether or not it will see a public launch with this year’s iPhone lineup, due in part to the “caution around the battery-related recall” that plagued Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7.

Hype is the Animation Tool You Need To Make Everything You Do Stand Out [Deals Hub]

It’s hard to stand out in a crowd. The task becomes much easier when your work jumps off the page—literally. You can catch people’s eye with animations, and it’s made easy with Hype 3.5 for Mac. Get it on sale now from the

The Best Fitness Trackers of 2017

Fitness trackers can help you move more, sleep better, and improve your overall health. Here's what you need to know to find the right one, along with the top-rated bands, clips, and watches we've tested.

Apple Tells Lawmaker that Right to Repair iPhones Will Turn Nebraska Into a ‘Mecca’ for Hackers - Motherboard

"When you're talking about safety, there's a greater chance I'll fall down and hit my head. I told them until you have an app that defies gravity, I don't think we have to worry about safety. There's always a risk and there's always a disclaimer," she said. "I have an Apple computer and to get it repaired, I have to bring it to Omaha and I have to make an appointment with a Genius on their schedule. Omaha is 80 minutes from here and there's no Best Buy in a town of 600."

After Pressure, USDA Adds 'a Tiny Fraction' of Animal Abuse Records Back to Website

Meanwhile, PETA plans to move forward with its lawsuit in coordination with other animal rights groups. A spokesperson writes, “Under duress, the USDA is now attempting to get away with reposting only a tiny fraction of the animal welfare records it suddenly and indefensibly deleted.” The only acceptable action to end the lawsuit, the group says, is fully restoring all of the information to the USDA website.

BatON Shows How Much Battery Is Left In Your Bluetooth Headset

Android: If you use a Bluetooth headset with your phone, you’ll want to know when its battery is about to die. BatON can monitor your accessories and give you a notification when you need to charge them.

Faraday Future is finally building that electric car factory in Nevada — part of it, anyway

Faraday Future, the troubled electric car startup, insists it is actually going to start building its proposed $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas, over six months after construction was halted amid the company’s ongoing financial woes. In a statement , the company says it has entered a competitive bidding process, soliciting five bids from “top US and international contractors.” This comes after reports that FF was $21 million behind in payments to AECOM, the global construction firm originally responsible for the factory.

NASA's Juno Mission Suffers a Frustrating Setback

Initially, Juno was supposed to have 33 science orbits, swooping low over Jupiter’s cloud tops every 14 days to collect data on the gas giant’s magnetic field and interior composition. Though NASA is putting on a good face about the “bonus science” a wider orbit will afford, in actuality, this reduces the number of high quality data collection orbits the spacecraft is guaranteed. Juno will now get 12 science orbits under its current budget plan, which takes the spacecraft through to July 2018—although the team can ask for a mission extension. There is NOTHING bonus about that.

The five industries leading the IoT revolution | ZDNet

IoT is "evolutionary," according to Peter Middleton, a Gartner analyst focusing on IoT. It emerges out of a history of using networked automation systems in industries such as manufacturing and transportation. "Over time, as networking technology improves through phenomena such as Moore's Law, and advances in processing technology and sensors, the idea of monitoring and optimizing use of physical assets extends to all industries," Middleton said.

Life Comes at This Fighting Crab and Octopus Fast

It was the underwater match of the year. A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand look at the coliseum spectacle nature had arranged for them. A tense battle played out as the two foes circled each other and kicked up a disorienting dust-cloud in their wake. But this sparring match would not end the way either of the opponents had intended.


AT&T just announced it has revised its unlimited data plan option and is now prepared to offer a package worth $180 a month for those with four lines which includes unlimited talk, text and data, after paying $220/month for the first two months.

Here's why Snap is playing it safe with investors

It's not a massive difference, but it was enough to raise the question of what happened. There are plenty of reasons for investors to be skeptical of the company's disappearing message app. One is simply that its user base is young, and that means plenty of decision makers on Wall Street won't even understand what it is.

Lego's New Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Can Open Itself Up Like a Skeleton's Ribcage

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 's Super Bowl trailer gave us a look at an amazing ghost ship in the film, captained by Jack’s new rival, the undead Captain Salazar. Now, Lego has revealed it’s turning the Salazar’s ghost ship into a humongous new model—one that can open itself up just like the one in the movie, which is totally freaky for a ship.

Deliver shipments to Electric Avenue in the Mercedes Urban eTruck - Roadshow

The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is heading out to a lucky few owners, who will put it through its paces for a year.

Apple's Latest Video Showcases iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode and Brazil's Carnival

Blogdoiphone surfaced the video, which not only showcases Portrait Mode, but also the Brazilian Carnival celebration. The celebration typically takes place throughout the month of February, leading into March. Apple’s video is a collection of over 500 photographs, many of which are shot with the Depth Effect enabled.

Co-founder conflict

Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away from the startup for which I shed blood, sweat and tears. I didn’t want to do it, but I reached a point, physically and mentally, where I couldn’t handle the stress anymore.

Trump tweets align perfectly with comic book supervillain dialogue

For as long as Donald Trump has been on Twitter, he’s been known for his outlandish statements and rhetoric. His words have been mocked and parodied in a number of places, like Saturday Night Live and by voiceover actors like Mark Hamill and Billy West . It’s low-hanging fruit, to be sure, but a new Twitter parody account called Pres. Supervillain is now putting Trump’s words in the mouths of comic book villains.

Gregg Keizer on Twitter

Windows Update issues may be at root of February's patch delay. …

Echo Labs debuts a wearable medical lab on your wrist

The company is now working on its newest device. The company states that the new tracker will be able to determine what’s going on inside the bloodstream, which is a first for wrist-based wearables.  The tracker utilizes optical sensors and spectrometry to measure and analyze blood composition and flow. It also monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and full blood gas panels.

New Lotus one-off pays homage to James Bond's Esprit spy car - Roadshow

New Lotus one-off pays homage to James Bond's Esprit spy car

Elon Musk is a SpaceX truther

Over the past two years, SpaceX has been working to make its rockets reusable by landing the vehicles upright after they launch to space. Many of those landing attempts have been successful, but since we live in a world where the word “fake” has seen a big resurgence in people’s vocabulary, a lot of skeptics think that all these landings were completely fabricated by the company. There’s a healthy contingent of truthers out there who pore over the footage of landings, pointing out inconsistencies in the videos. Some simply argue that landing videos are clips of rockets taking off played in reverse.

A new Star Wars novel will follow the elite soldiers of the Empire

While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story followed a group of rebels on a secret mission to steal the Death Star plans, the Empire had its share of elite units as well. Their story will be told in a new novel by Christie Golden, set after the events of Rogue One and A New Hope.

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55 IBM launches $200m centre to double down on Watson and IoT - TechRepublic
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57 The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid
58 ZTE's Project CSX phone gets second wind after failed Kickstarter
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60 Got A Hot Tip? Here's How To Leak Securely To The Press
61 The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won
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63 Most US firms would pay to avoid data breach shame going public | ZDNet
64 Gizmodo on Twitter
65 Yahoo is warning some users of sophisticated state-sponsored attacks
66 British hospital uses VR to make MRI less scary for kids
67 Sending Bitmojis to Co-Workers—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
68 Windows 10 tip: Make your mouse pointer easier to locate | ZDNet
69 Facebook tests shortcut buttons to rivals like Snapchat and Twitter
70 How to Permanently Delete Snapchat Account and Data
71 Could we be reaching the end of the road for small-capacity turbocharged engines?
72 Apple's iPhone 8 to use new 'function area' instead of home button: Report | ZDNet
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75 The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You
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