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Now your Instagram posts can be mini-albums of photos and videos

Ever since Instagram added its Snapchat-inspired Instagram Stories last August, it's concentrated on building out that f

First race car Roborace event ends with a self-driven crash

The first autonomous car race, named Roborace, occurred this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a prelude to the Formula E championship.

This solar system of seven Earth-sized planets may be the best place to look for alien life

Around 40 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets have been spotted orbiting closely around a small, ultra-cool star. It’s one of the largest solar systems that’s ever been discovered outside...

NASA to announce a 'discovery beyond our solar system' tomorrow

You can watch it on NASA TV.

NASA to announce a 'discovery beyond our solar system' tomorrow

You can watch it on NASA TV.

You can watch two Nintendo employees unbox a Nintendo Switch

No matter what your feelings are on unboxings, I think we can all agree that corporations unboxing their own products is the worst example of the medium. Instead of watching an enthusiastic user...

Apple Park's campus auditorium named 'Steve Jobs Theater,' opens later in year

'Overwatch' streamer destroys his in-game imposter

You just can’t beat Kephrii as Widowmaker, even with aim-bots.

Netflix is grossing people out with these “Santa Clarita Diet” ads

One of the billboards for the Drew Barrymore zombie comedy is so graphic that it was taken down in Germany, AdWeek repo

NASA: We found 7 Earth-sized planets just 40 light years away

Three of which are in the habitable "Goldilocks" zone.

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

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Trump is expected to roll back protections for transgender students

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Apple's spaceship campus, Apple Park, opens in April

The new auditorium includes 1,000 seats and is situated on a hill that overlooks the main building and surrounding parklands. Apple Park will also feature an on-site Apple Store, public café, a visitors center, R&D facilities, and a large fitness center for Apple employees. Apple Park will also be powered by 17 megawatts of rooftop solar power, making it one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. Apple is also planning to use natural ventilation for the building, and projects that it will not require heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year.

Alphabet's Waymo sues Uber for allegedly stealing self-driving car secrets

The most insane thing about this story is that Waymo claims it was alerted to Otto and Uber’s alleged treachery by a mistakenly CC’d email. “Waymo was recently – and apparently inadvertently – copied on an email from one of its LiDAR component vendors. The email attached machine drawings of what purports to be an Uber LiDAR circuit board,” the complaint reads. “As this email shows, Otto and Uber are currently building and deploying (or intending to deploy) LiDAR systems (or system components) using Waymo’s trade secret designs. This email also shows that Otto and Uber’s LiDAR systems infringe multiple LiDAR technology patents awarded to Waymo.”

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life

All of the planets are far enough from their star that they could conceivably host liquid water on their surfaces, according to the researchers. Four of the worlds in particular are thought to be in the "habitable zone" of the star, which means they could be our best chances for life outside the solar system.

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Use code   "XPS599".  This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for an XPS desktop equipped with a 6th Generation Core i7 Quad-Core processor. The rest of the specs include 8GB of memory, 1TB hard drive, and Windows 7 Professional (Windows 10 license included). All you need to do is add a decent video card and you are set. Don't be scared off by the Dell "Small Business" name, you don't have to be a small business to purchase anything from this site. If you're looking for some cheap video cards that will game properly, check out the example below!

How to share multiple photos in one Instagram post | Cult of Mac

The only draw back of the new feature is that all your photos will be cropped to a square. Only one caption is allowed for all pictures. To signify that there are multiple pics in a post, Instagram shows a couple of dots underneath the gallery.

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Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's long-awaited new gangster movie is headed to Netflix

This is just the latest example of how Netflix is becoming a major force in movies (as it already is for TV). "The Irishman" was to be released by Paramount, which was behind Scorsese's last movie, "Silence," but the streaming giant looks to have swooped in at the right time. Paramount is facing turmoil at the moment with rumors that studio head Brad Grey is leaving .

Bitcoin is closing in on its all-time high

Buying early on in US trade has run bitcoin up 1.4%, or almost $16, to $1,123 a coin. Wednesday's bid has the cryptocurrency higher for a ninth straight session and threatening its all-time high of about $1,161.88.

Valve launches SteamVR support for Linux

Developers can also use an AMD card, but it requires more futzing and is limited to secondary "desktop" display mode. Intel graphics aren't yet supported, and Linux OpenVR game development requires the Unity version 5.6. There are a few other known issues: Base station power management and headset audio device switching aren't yet implemented, and as mentioned, you can't switch between direct (headset) and desktop display modes.

Netflix's 'Mystery Science Theater' gets release date, perfect cast photo

Netflix's 'Mystery Science Theater' gets release date, perfect cast photo

AMD's Ryzen launches March 2, outperforming Intel's Core i7 at a fraction of the price

AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, a 95-watt part, boasts 8 cores and 16 threads. It runs at 3.6GHz and will boost to 4GHz, AMD chief executive Lisa Su said. When AMD’s $499 chip matched up against the eight-core Intel Core i7-6900K—a $1,089 part—the 1800X recorded an identical single-thread score of 162 on the Cinebench benchmark. But when all of its cores were turned on, the 1800X outperformed the 6900K by 9 percent, recording a score of 1,601. The 1800X “is the fastest eight-core processor on the market,” Su said.

Apple says new California headquarters to open in April

Apple's high standards contributed to delays on the project, former construction managers said. One door handle, for example, took at least a year and a half to design, according to a former construction manager. Apple unveiled its plans for the headquarters in 2011.

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system. In its lawsuit filed with a U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Waymo claims Otto co-founder and former employee Anthony Levandowski stole plans for a LiDAR circuit board design, a component that enables self-driving cars to "see" their surroundings, reports Recode . Levandowski allegedly downloaded the plans and 14,000 "highly confidential" documents from a Waymo company computer before leaving the company. According to the suit, Waymo was inadvertently tipped off to Levandowski's supposed act of corporate espionage when a current employee was copied to an email thread from a LiDAR supplier working with Otto. The email, to which drawings of the LiDAR circuit board were attached, was sent out to a list of people thought to be Uber employees. Following an investigation of Levandowski's company computer, Waymo in February filed a public records request with the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development and Department of Motor Vehicles asking for any communications the department had with Otto.

Windows 10's mail app gets Focused Inbox and calendar improvements today

In Windows 10, Focused Inbox lets you separate out an inbox into two sections that will filter important emails into the Focused section, and less important emails like newsletters into the Other section. It has worked well on the mobile version of the app, learning email habits as you keep using the feature. Microsoft has decided to limit Focused Inbox in the Windows 10 Mail app to just and Office 365 accounts, despite the feature being available for Gmail and Google Apps accounts on the mobile versions of the apps.

Twitter tests custom profiles for customer service DMs

Twitter has truly fully embraced its role as a customer service platform for businesses around the globe. One of the features it's testing in private beta, for instance, is designed to give companies a way to make direct messages a lot more personal. The feature allows businesses to add custom profiles for their CS reps, which display their names, profile photos and their job titles within the direct messaging window. Twitter says that knowing if a human is replying or not helps people manage their expectations on what kind of responses they'll get.

Facebook's Plan to Assimilate Television Is Picking Up Speed

The fact that it is now in discussions with MLB shows Facebook's interest in live sports in particular hasn't waned. If anything, it seems to be picking up steam. And that's not all the social network wants. It has also made significant moves over the past few months to expand into TV-style content in a number of ways.

Tech Companies Are Speaking Out Against Trump's Transgender Ruling

"Our goal at Zenefits is to help businesses and their employees thrive, and a part of that is recognizing the diversity of the employees who work for these companies. Employees who on-board with the Zenefits platform have the option of choosing male, female or a custom gender option. This is something that was coded into our product in early 2016. We also make our transgender policy from our own employee handbook available to all customers so they can adopt as they see fit."


In a press conference today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly indicated that Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) will crack down on recreational marijuana programs. When asked about whether the federal government will take action in states that have legalized marijuana, Spicer replied, “I do think you’ll see greater enforcement. The Department of Justice, I think, will be further looking into [the issue]. I believe they are going to continue to enforce the laws on the books with respect to recreational marijuana.”

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Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.

Dell Canvas: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Your creative staffers and big data teams need specialized tools to design and present data visualizations. This comprehensive guide explains how the Dell Canvas horizontal workspace can help.

It's not too late for Apple TV

That’s not to say Apple will get exactly what it wanted a couple years ago. But at least in broad terms, Apple’s original goal of creating an attractive TV bundle for $30 to $40 per month seems doable. To that end, Bloomberg’s Gurman notes that Apple has hired Timothy Twerdhal, Amazon’s former head of Fire TV, to oversee the Apple TV, and that this will free up his predecessor Pete Distad to “potentially revive the skinny bundle.”

Alphabet’s Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing the design of a key self-driving system

Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car unit, is suing Otto — the self-driving trucking company co-founded by former Waymo employee Anthony Levandowski and quickly acquired by Uber — for allegedly stealing the company’s proprietary design for its laser-based radar system.

UPS drivers may tag team deliveries with drones

The technology behind drone delivery is still nascent and needs perfecting. There are also regulatory hold-ups. It's not legal to run a fully automated drone delivery service in the United States. UPS currently has one of its executives on the FAA's drone advisory council, an indication of its interest in drones. Experts expect that the government will eventually allow fully automated drone delivery.

Eating oranges in the shower is a weird trend we can get behind

"Well just think about it. Tearing apart a cold fresh orange with your bare hands, just letting the juices run over your body. Not worrying if your going to get sticky, or anything. Just ripping it in half, and tearing into it with your teeth like a savage cannibal who hasnt eaten in a week! This is the most carnal, ferocious, liberating thing a man can do"

Apple's massive new spaceship campus, Apple Park, will open in April

Apple (AAPL, Tech30) 's massive new headquarters will open to employees in April, nearly six years after its late founder and CEO Steve Jobs publicly unveiled plans for the building's "spaceship" design.

27 New macOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through BitTorrent websites, and users who fall victim to it won’t be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

For this smart garden, no worries when it rains and rains

Those volumes worried the staff of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which had been planning a Water Garden with a pool that doubles as storage for rainwater but feared another overflow. As a result, the mixture of excrement, rainwater and sewage streaming into New York's waterway played a part in the city's first "smart garden."

'Mass Effect' gets raunchy in its new Cards Against Humanity pack

That's partially BioWare's fault. According to Cards Agasinst Humanity's Trin Garritano, the Mass Effect writing staff overwhelmingly favored cards with sex jokes. "We had to push through a few non-sex cards just to widen the appeal of the deck," she told Polygon. "It was an incredible problem to have and I am still absolutely ticked by this." Sounds about right. The new pack is available today, and will sell until stock runs out. Oh, and don't worry about the expansion pack having Andromeda spoilers -- apparently, Bioware wouldn't let the CAH staff play it . Bummer.

Verizon is planning 5G tests in 11 cities this year

5G for consumers is still years away, but Verizon is taking another step toward the eventual future of mobile internet. Today the company announced that it will be rolling out “pre-commercial” 5G service to pilot customers in 11 markets across the United States by mid-2017.

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France is sending out eagles to snatch terrorist drones from the sky

Instagram Releases Self-Improvement Tool for the Worst People You Follow

Common decency is rare in these vile times. Facebook is overrun by lying profiteers. Twitter remains the best place to be threatened by complete strangers. Worst of all, people on Instagram continue to shit up the timelines of their followers by posting a dozen photos from the same dull brunch that, if we’re being honest, you didn’t really want to go to—not that you were invited.

AMD returns to high-end gaming CPUs with Ryzen 7

The initial range arrives both by itself (including compatible motherboards) and in pre-assembled systems on March 2nd, and it unsurprisingly focuses on higher-end systems. AMD is still promising a lot of value for your money. though. Your selection starts off with the Ryzen 7 1700, which at $329 is supposed to beat Intel's slightly pricier Core i7 7700K in multithreaded chip tests. The 3.4GHz 1700X reportedly outperforms the Core i7 6800K at a lower $399 price tag, and the 3.6GHz 1800X can just edge out a not-quite-top-tier Core i7 6900K while costing less than half as much, at $499.

Astronomers have found 7 Earth-size planets circling a dwarf star — and some might be able to host life

"But one thing is certain: In a few billion years, when the sun has run out of fuel and the solar system has ceased to exist, TRAPPIST-1 will still be only an infant star. It burns hydrogen so slowly that it will live for another 10 trillion years," Snellen wrote, adding that that's "more than 700 times longer than the universe has existed so far, which is arguably enough time for life to evolve."

We talked to Windows tech support scammers. Here's why you shouldn't

The technician then pulled up the Windows Action Center to show which security services were enabled and which weren't. (For what it's worth, our virtual machine was woefully out-of-date, which didn't exactly hurt his cause.) Then, he pulled up a command window to display the computer's local and foreign IP addresses. Again, nothing untoward here, but he claimed it was "hackers" piggybacking the connection for cybercrime, which is nonsense. Then, he pulled up Windows' Event Viewer, which logs issues relating to the computer's performance and stability. There will be hundreds if not thousands of entries in here as standard for any ordinary user and is generally no cause for alarm, yet these events were positioned as hackers gaining access to the computer's files.

The next 'Futurama' mobile game has the show's creators aboard

Futurama continues to be the animated franchise that just won't die. Fox and developer TinyCo (a divison of Jam City) announced today that they're working on another mobile game from the series -- Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow -- which will notably have creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen involved. Even better, TinyCo is also working with the show's original voice actors, animators (Rough Draft Studio) and some of its writers. We still don't know what the game is actually about, but it's expected to land this summer as a free title. The developers will also be revealing more during a Facebook Live chat this afternoon.

iOS 10 now installed on 79% of Apple's mobile devices

A little over 5 months after the update's release, iOS 10 had made it onto 79 percent of iOS devices, according to official Apple statistics shared with developers. The figure is based on App Store tracking data as of Feb. 20, Apple said. The same data indicated that 16 percent of devices are on iOS 9, while 5 percent are relying on earlier operating systems. That would so far suggest faster adoption than iOS 9, which by the same point last year was only on 77 percent of devices, having hit 75 percent in January . That in turn outpaced iOS 8, which took about six months to reach iOS 10's current levels. As usual, Apple didn't indicate the reasons for iOS 10's performance. One is likely the record sales of the iPhone 7 , which comes with iOS 10 pre-installed. The software brought with it a number of changes, including Siri and Maps improvements, a dedicated Home app, an overhauled Messages with its own sub-apps, and an improved notification system, including media previews and inline message replies. The combined featureset may have enticed a number of existing device owners to upgrade.

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

A 2011 document by GCHQ’s SIGINT Development Steering Group, a staff committee dedicated to implementing new spy methods, listed some of these worries. In a table listing “risks & challenges,” the SDSG expressed a “concern that [Palantir] gives the analyst greater potential for going down too many analytical paths which could distract from the intelligence requirement.” What it could mean for analysts to distract themselves by going down extraneous “paths” while browsing the world’s most advanced spy machine is left unsaid. But Palantir’s data-mining abilities were such that the SDSG wondered if its spies should be blocked from having full access right off the bat and suggested configuring Palantir software so that parts would “unlock … based on analysts skill level, hiding buttons and features until needed and capable of utilising.” If Palantir succeeded in fixing the intelligence problem of being overwhelmed with data, it may have created a problem of over-analysis — the company’s software offers such a multitude of ways to visualize and explore massive data sets that analysts could get lost in the funhouse of infographics, rather than simply being overwhelmed by the scale of their task.

Two decades after Dolly the sheep, here's what we've learned about cloning

Another important result of the Dolly experiments is that they put science in the spotlight. "Dolly captured the world's imagination and allowed the world to hear about science," Brody said. "It's rare that the general public gets enamored [with] science, and it was clearly enamored with Dolly". The creation of Dolly also brought up important conversations about the ethical limitations of manipulating human cells and embryos , laying the groundwork for similar conversations today, Brody said.

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Facebook Is in Talks to Stream Major League Baseball Games

Facebook Inc. is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign professional sports leagues are embracing social media as a way to reach viewers.

Turn Doodles Into Furry Cat Monsters With Machine Learning Algorithm

If you’re a miserable drawer, have no fear—a new website takes your doodles and, using a machine learning algorithm, turns them into cats. Or nightmares.

New EPA head is awfully friendly with the industry he should regulate, emails show

Pruitt has been one of the most contentious of President Donald Trump’s nominees. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, he made a name for himself for bringing more than a dozen lawsuits against the EPA, meant to roll back major environmental rules. In these lawsuits, he often worked in coordination with several fossil fuel and electric utility companies, such as Devon Energy and American Electric Power. As EPA administrator, he will now be responsible for enforcing those environmental regulations he tried to undo and regulate the companies he worked with.

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Yet you don’t necessarily need to be a design industry veteran or have completed a nine-week course to work a little magic with Photoshop. The heavy-duty image editing app may look daunting if you’re a complete beginner, but these ten tricks will take you a few steps closer to Photoshop mastery. Ever wanted to fix that family photo where your dad photobombed the kids or some funky lighting made the color of the image all awful looking? With these tips that’s a possibility.

ICYMI: Bulletproof origami shields and hoverbikes

Meanwhile researchers at Brigham Young University have created an origami-inspired bulletproof shield for law enforcement. The 55 pound foldable cover has 12 layers of Kevlar, deploys in five seconds and can currently stop bullets from handguns like the .357 Magnum. Not bad for a prototype.

Google’s Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service

Google is planning to expand a carpool service on its Waze navigation app, setting the tech company on a collision course with companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. that have a head start in the ride-sharing industry.

​Garmin's doing well in wearables

Garmin's outdoor, fitness, marine and aviation units, in particular, saw the greatest growth. The Switzerland-based company's auto unit has seen a decline, however. GPS-equipped smartwatches and fitness trackers have been on the rise, and competitors such as Apple , Samsung and LG have included the location-tracking feature on recent watches.

Drone Footage of a Draining Dam Looks Like Flying Into a Black Hole

Now that California is finally getting a heavy dose of rain, the spillway at Napa’s Monticello Dam—referred to as the “Glory Hole” by the locals—is working overtime to manage the water levels in Lake Berryessa. Every second, over 48,000 cubic feet of water is sent down to Putah Creek below. It might not have anywhere near the immense power of a real black hole that can even suck in light, but you do not want to ever find yourself circling this drain.

LG Watch Sport Review: Not the best start for Android Wear 2.0 Review | ZDNet

Battery life on the LG Watch Sport is horrible. There's no other way to say it. Each day over the course of my testing, I would take the watch off the charger around 6:30 am. Every single night, by 8 pm, the watch would be completely out of battery and end up on the charger.

Uber's self-driving cabs are hitting the streets in Arizona

Governor Ducey, who’s big on self-driving tech, is glad to have Uber’s autonomous cabs on Arizona’s roads. “I’m happy they’re here and not in California. Uber has chosen Arizona because we are open for business. We embrace this technology. This brings lots of benefit to Arizona and is really good for our economy.”

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