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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...

Mark Zuckerberg’s humanitarian manifesto

"Are we building the world we all want?" That's a question often reserved for the lips of presidents and religious leaders, and too rarely asked by CEOs. But..

SpaceX’s CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch scrubbed, next window is Feb 19

Update: SpaceX aborted the launch with 13 seconds to go, citing the issue with the positioning of an engine nozzle that's responsible for steering the rocket..

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...

Robot probe no. 2 dies while exploring a Fukushima reactor

Both machines sent to assess the nuclear reactor's situation failed to complete their mission.

Who's yer daddy? James Earl Jones back as Mufasa of 'Lion King'

Fans just can't wait for the actor with the booming voice to return to Pride Rock in the upcoming remake.

ZOMG! 1990s favorite Zima is about to make a zomeback

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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.

Pixar teams up with Khan Academy for free course on the art of storytelling

Disney-owned animation studio Pixar is teaming up with Khan Academy to offer you an entirely free course on 'The Art of Storytelling'

Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

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

I ship it.

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

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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.

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...

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1
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.

2
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.

3
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.

4
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.

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Apple's iPhone 8 to use new 'function area' instead of home button: Report | ZDNet

The most apparent change of the OLED iPhone will be a full-screen design, along with the elimination of the Home button and current fingerprint recognition technology. Of particular note is that we expect the OLED iPhone will adopt a 5.8" physical OLED panel. But the actual display area will be around 5.15", and the rest will be an area for functions (e.g. allocation of virtual buttons).

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How to install and use Let's Encrypt on a Ubuntu Server for SSL security - TechRepublic

If you're looking for an easy way to install SSL certificates on your Ubuntu Server, follow this incredibly simple process to use Let's Encrypt.

7
Data center cooling advancements let you leave your jacket at home - TechRepublic

Data centers that used to be 55 degrees are now running comfortably at 75 degrees, which means your company is saving money, and your IT pros no longer need to bundle up to do their jobs.

8
Why do we keep buying disposable audio crap?

Most cheap headphones aren't built to last. They fall apart or stop working in less than a year, then get tossed in the garbage. You get a new pair and the cycle repeats again and again. Sure, they're cheap, but over time you could have bought a much better headphone that would sound a lot better and last a lot longer. I absolutely love Koss Porta Pro on-ear headphones, and they're sold with a lifetime warranty.

9
Why Facebook could be where you find your next tech job - TechRepublic

"Businesses in the US and Canada will be able to post job openings, and their future employees will be able to easily find those posts on their Page or in the new jobs bookmark," according to the blog post. "This new experience will help businesses find qualified people where they're already spending their time—on Facebook and on mobile."

10
Boeing rolls 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing's newest Dreamliner aircraft, the 787-10, made its debut this week at the company's factory in South Carolina.

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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.

12
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 .

13
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.

14
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.

15
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.

16
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.

17
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.

18
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.

19
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.

20
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."

21
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.

22
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."

23
Comparing unlimited plans from T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T | ZDNet

It's disappointing AT&T has essentially removed the DirecTV requirement it used to have for its unlimited plan and left it more or less the same, rather than add hotspot and HD video-streaming to remain competitive.

24
BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared

The point is, we ignore the link between health security and international security at our peril. 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 10-15 years.

25
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.

26
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.

27
How to connect wireless headphones to any TV

To use private listening with the Roku app, download the Roku app to your Android or iOS device and make sure your phone is connected to the same wireless network as your Roku. Open the app and connect either wired or Bluetooth headphones to your phone and private listening will be enabled. Disconnect the headphones to disable private listening.

28
Two Mac keyboard shortcuts for missing Home and End keys

Your Mac keyboard may lack Home and End keys, but you can jump to the beginning and end of documents, pages and apps with one of two keyboard shortcuts.

29
Are complicated AV receivers responsible for sound bars' booming popularity?

A couple of months ago, a record producer friend bought a new AV receiver and it drove him nuts for a couple of days. He went down one setup rabbit hole after another, and he couldn't play music or movies for a few minutes, and then he'd figure it out, but the sound was out of whack. The subwoofer was too loud, then it stopped working. I mention that he's a producer only to note he's used to working with tech, but that receiver was out of his league.

30
Forget Planet of the Apps – Apple needs to rip off these TV shows instead

So we’ve decided to help Tim Cook. We can’t pinpoint the exact psychological reason why he’s decided to greenlight this, but we do watch a lot of TV. So here’s our suggestions for five other TV shows that Apple should have ripped off instead. 

31
How to Clean Up Windows 10 With the Refresh Windows Tool

Of course, you'll have to reinstall any software or apps and restablish any customized settings to bring Windows back to the way you want it. That's why the best time to run the Refresh Windows tool, at least on a brand new PC, is as soon as you get it home and take it out of the box. That means less work for you and a PC unburdened by junkware.

32
Office for Mac now supports the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Microsoft’s work on Touch Bar support for Office on the Mac also includes Outlook and Skype support. Outlook for Mac features a today view to display calendar appointments for the day. The Touch Bar will also list recently used documents when you compose an email in Outlook for Mac, allowing you to quickly attach documents or photos. You’ll be able to activate Skype for Business calls from the Touch Bar, or end / mute calls, and enable video straight from the Touch Bar.

33
BeatsX are the workout headphones I never knew I needed

I wore them on my commute in the morning to listen to my podcasts, listened to music during my toning session at the gym, around my neck at work, in my ears for a jog on the beach and dangling around my neck again while running errands. The buds clip together magnetically when they're hanging around your chest so you can wear them like a necklace or lanyard if you don't mind the look (I didn't). They faded into the background and were always there when I needed them. And since the cable doesn't tangle, if you ever have to take them off and stick them in your purse or pocket, you won't have to worry about knots.

34
Is the Future of Sports a Football Team Controlled by Fans with Smartphones?

Farudi vowed to try football ownership again, but this time he had a far bolder idea in mind. He longed to wed sports with mobile technology to somehow create a team that was completely interactive—run entirely by its fans. He found a few other folks entranced by the idea, formed an ownership group, and went hunting for a team to mess with. They settled on the IFL, which had been formed in 2008, because it let them start with a blank slate by buying the right to launch an expansion franchise. And so, in October 2015, Farudi’s group plunked down the $75,000 fee. And the wackadoo experimentation began.

35
Hackers are using this Android malware to spy on Israeli soldiers | ZDNet

Developed and deployed by currently by a so-far unidentified group, ViperRAT is designed to collect sensitive information from infected devices, with those behind the malware seemingly most interested in images and audio files, althoughalso keen on SMS messages, contact books and access to the device location.

36
JR Raphael on Twitter

Surprise! A couple of cool new features may be lurking in your phone's settings this very minute: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3170924/android/new-android-features.html …

37
Faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries: This startup thinks nanotech is the answer | ZDNet

With an initial goal of creating a battery that lasts longer and recharges more rapidly, Czech firm HE3DA has learnt its nanotechnology also massively lowers production costs.

38
The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017

Apple's AirPlay used to be completely separate from Bluetooth and other Android-friendly wireless systems, but now there's plenty of overlap, and you can find some speakers pulling double-duty as both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems. The Libratone Zipp Mini, for instance, doubles as an AirPlay and Spotify Connect speaker. The Amazon Echo, meanwhile, is primarily a voice-controlled speaker that can work autonomously once it's connected to your Wi-Fi network; you can just tell it to play music, if you don't want to stream audio over Bluetooth. These multi-platform speakers sacrifice portability for their flexibility, however. For more options that aren't necessarily Bluetooth, see The Best Wireless Speakers .

39
The Verge on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

40
2017 Guide: The 10 Best Graphics Cards for 4K Gaming - ComputerShopper.com

Overclocking-minded cards will tend to be larger than their same-GPU kin, with more fans and/or more elaborate heat pipes and sinks. The presence of a water-cooling rig, such as with Corsair/MSI's Sea Hawk cards or EVGA's FTW Hybrids, is the definite sign of an extreme card meant for tweakers. With air-cooling, the most expensive cards in a given line tend to be the ones with the hardware for overclocking or a factory-overclock done out of the box. Telltale cards of this kind include Zotac's Amp and Amp Extreme Series, MSI's Gaming X and Gaming Z, Gigabyte's WindForce and Xtreme, Asus' Republic of Gamers, and EVGA's FTW. 

41
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 .

42
Say goodbye to YouTube's long, unskippable ads starting next year

Starting next year, you'll no longer have to sit through a half-minute of advertising to watch a YouTube video.

43
MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Tech news overload? Get the story behind the headline. Become an MIT Technology Review Insider today - http://trib.al/Q4sq8u2  pic.twitter.com/QbFQSguxDV

44
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.

45
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.

46
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

47
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.

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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.

49
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.

50
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.

51 Here's why Snap is playing it safe with investors
52 Lego's New Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Can Open Itself Up Like a Skeleton's Ribcage
53 Apple's Latest Video Showcases iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode and Brazil's Carnival
54 This creepy tool reveals how Facebook's AI tracks and studies your data
55 Echo Labs debuts a wearable medical lab on your wrist
56 New Lotus one-off pays homage to James Bond's Esprit spy car - Roadshow
57 A new Star Wars novel will follow the elite soldiers of the Empire
58 How to Jailbreak iOS 10 - iOS 10.2 on iPhone or iPad Using Yalu Jailbreak and Cydia Impactor
59 How to set any song as custom iPhone ringtone
60 2018 Hyundai Accent plays it safe with smart upgrades - Roadshow
61 The Switch should finally let you back up your Nintendo games online
62 Alphabet won't need all those internet balloons after all
63 IBM launches $200m centre to double down on Watson and IoT - TechRepublic
64 The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid
65 The $99 Billion Idea: How Uber and Airbnb Won
66 How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math - Issue 17: Big Bangs - Nautilus
67 Run Your Business Like a Drug Lord - business.com
68 Could we be reaching the end of the road for small-capacity turbocharged engines?
69 The secret to hacking Ikea furniture is more Ikea furniture, says Ikea
70 Jeffrey Goldberg on Twitter
71 Confirmed: Magic Leap acquires 3D division of Dacuda in Zurich
72 George Saunders: ‘Haughty, Thin-Skinned’ Trump Is the Anti-Lincoln
73 Apple Dropped To Fifth Position in China's Smartphone Market in 2016 As Chinese OEMs Made Significant Progress
74 How to protect yourself from credit card fraud online
75 Bring Minecraft to life with XYZPrinting’s cheap 3-D printers
76 See the Milky Way Dazzle in Zodiacal Light
77 Tech’s Diversity and Gentrification Problems Start at Home—With those Fancy Campuses
78 https://idle.slashdot.org/story/17/02/19/0220234/web-comic-pokey-the-penguin-celebrates-its-19th-anniversary?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
79 The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You
80 Engadget on Twitter
81 Google Home can now buy stuff for you on command
82 A big apartment management company is suing Airbnb
83 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
84 Why a cybersecurity solution for driverless cars may be found under the hood
85 How jails extort the poor