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Motorola’s commitment to choice goes much further than letting you color your own Moto X. The way the company sees it, owning a smartphone at all should be a choice—and the Moto E was built explicitly to make that choice easier. It’s made to be one thing, and one thing only: cheap as hell. Today,…

New animated 'DuckTales' waddling to TV screens in 2017 - CNET

Get ready to head back to Duckburg. Huey, Dewey, Louie, Scrooge McDuck and the rest of the "DuckTales" gang are getting a reboot, with a new animated series set to land on Disney XD in 2017.

Watch BRIT Awards performances live on YouTube: Kanye, Taylor, Ed, Sam

The BRIT Awards are streaming live on YouTube with performances from Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and more at London's O2.

There's nothing weird about KFC's edible coffee cup that smells like grass

Because when I think fried chicken, I think an edible coffee cookie cup that smells like grass.

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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

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Regulator warns of 'Armageddon' cyber attack on banks

Regulator warns of 'Armageddon' cyber attack on banks Ben Lawsky, head of New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS), said he fears a cyber attack aimed at the financial system that will represent a "systemic risk" to the financial system and broader economy — not unlike the mortgage meltdown of 2008. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BuDNje

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Turn paper into a speaker!

Speakers are so common in the world, but do you know that you can make primitive one very easily? Using conductive ink pen, your simple drawing can work as a speaker. Let's see it works!

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Google now automatically converts Flash ads to HTML5

Now, Google will automatically convert eligible Flash campaigns, both existing and new, to HTML5. All the advertiser has to do is upload their ads through AdWords, AdWords Editor, or many third-party tools that work with Google’s ad platform.

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The official Twitter plugin for WordPress is here | Twitter Blogs

We created this plugin to serve the common needs of most modern publishers while allowing for extensibility and WordPress API integrations by other WordPress plugins or site-specific customizations. All Twitter JavaScript is loaded through WordPress resource managers for optimized execution. Twitter Cards are customized by post format and post type. Sharing options are only presented for a public post status. The plugin is globally available in 28 languages. If you’re a PHP or WordPress developer interested in learning more,our full plugin code, including underlying PHP libraries, is available on GitHub under the MIT license.

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Sesame Smart Lock Preview - CNET

With the exception of that knocking trick, that pitch sounds an awful lot like the August Smart Lock -- but the two part ways when it comes to pricing. While August retails for about $250 (roughly £160, AU$315, with international availability pending), Sesame plans to sell for $149 (£95, AU$190 -- international shipping is available, though the Sesame team notes that the lock is optimized to fit over deadbolts in the US, Canada, and Australia). Those willing to dive in now can grab an early-bird special on Kickstarter , with a limited amount bringing the price down below $100.

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6 emerging enterprise technologies to watch

New technologies affecting enterprise IT continue to be invented, commercialized and adopted. The latest batch of techs looming on the horizon, examined in greater detail below, include quantum computing, gamification, reactive programming, augmented reality, transient computing electronics and Named Data Networking.

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Review: Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker | WIRED

The Bowers & Wilkins T7 speaker isn’t a failure, but it is not the stunning success one would expect to see from a brand so closely associated with amazing-sounding, well-designed audio products. It sounds good, but not great, and it suffers from both too high of a price and too clumsy of a design. I can still recommend it if you’re looking for something exceedingly handsome (they nailed that part) that gets loud. But be aware that there are several Bluetooth speakers out there that cost less money, sound better, and are more practical.

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Google lures businesses with new Android for Work program

Business' IT managers can access and control the encrypted data on work profiles and tightly control what apps users can access through a new version of the Play Store called Google Play for Work. The company also created a separate suite of productivity apps like email, calendars and notes that support company's policies. For example, there's a specialized version of Chrome for work that allows companies to ensure mobile browsing is in line with their policies.

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The Next Web on Twitter

Lol “ @TheNextWeb : Lenovo's website was hacked and it's kind of perfect http://tnw.co/17zqlwG  pic.twitter.com/McDSR2K94s ”

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RadioShack is selling its name for $20 million-plus

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 42 million unique visitors worldwide and 21 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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This Twitter Tool is Nonsense but Irresistible All The Same

Once you sign in with your Twitter credentials, you can create an award for any account you like, adding a reason why they’re the best or the weirdest or just so damn cool, and a GIF to illustrate that emotion.

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Motorola Debuts The New Moto E With A Unique Press Conference

Motorola has a brand new Moto E, which packs a quad-core processor and LTE into a low-cost package that’s available to everyone. The Moto E starts at just $149, and goes on sale today in 40 markets around the world. It’s a good deal, especially now that Motorola has brought a number of high-end features from the Moto X to the lower-cost device, but even more impressive than the phone might be the way Motorola presented it.

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Getable Gets $5 Million To Help Contractors Rent Construction Equipment From An iPad

A company called Getable , which simplifies the process of renting and tracking construction equipment, is part of that trend. As the industry becomes more comfortable with the idea of ordering its equipment from an app, Getable has raised $5 million in new funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership to expand its services nationwide.

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Who’s Watching Esports?

Yes, a lot of college-aged men attend live competitions for videogames like “League of Legends.” What else do we know about these esports fans?

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What Makes a Good Modern Feud?

But let’s stick with Vidal anyway, because he was a brilliant feuder. While his Mailer-baiting is more famous, his tangle with the conservative thinker Buckley was actually better: Vidal once dismissed an argument by calling Buckley a “crypto-Nazi,” which so rattled his opponent that the latter sputteringly resorted to calling him a “queer” and threatened to “sock you in the goddamn face.” Even delivered through a clenched patrician accent, this had the distinct sound of a genteel façade shattering. Excellent feud moment.

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The Verge on Twitter

Irony can be so ironic RT @verge : The man who ran a revenge porn website is asking Google to remove his own private photos...

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Samsung builds the Galaxy S6 hype by poking fun at it

For a company on the brink of its most important product launch ever , Samsung appears to be uncommonly relaxed about the whole thing. A new Is This The Next? website from Samsung's Norwegian team introduces us to a set of amusingly exaggerated concepts for what the Galaxy S6 might look like. Will Samsung's next flagship phone have a three-sided display? Will it be durable, made wholly out of glass, and feature stereo speakers on the front? Samsung takes all the breathless speculation about its next flagship and produces a slice of smart humor that's endearing even to those of us that it mocks.

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Rebecca Minkoff's Store Of The Future Will Blow Your Mind

"You don't need to leave half naked," says Uri Minkoff, CEO of his sister Rebecca's eponymous fashion brand, while demonstrating the high-tech, touchable mirrors in a Manhattan store's dressing room. And the crazy part? He's right! The screens deliver an Uber-like experience, wherein a different size of jacket is magically delivered by one of the shop's employees, whose name you now know. Is this the future of shopping? Based on the number of competitors Rebecca sees coming in to try out the tech, the answer would seem to be yes. Take a look at this week's episode of Innovation Undercover, then tell us about your own experience touching the magic mirrors with hashtag #InnovationUndercover. Happy shopping!

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Xiaomi Mi Note Hands On

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi gave TechCrunch an in-depth look at its products and business model. The phone runs MIUI 6, Xiaomi’s take on Android. Its home screen and built-in apps look and feel quite a bit like recent iterations of iOS. The 16 GB model costs roughly $370, significantly undercutting the iPhone and other Android devices aimed at the premium market. Unfortunately the phone doesn’t support LTE in the United States, so we were stuck with Wi-Fi and 2G cellular for testing. Kyle Russell takes a look at the Xiaomi Mi Note, a Chinese competitor to the iPhone. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

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Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Time tops $9M

Kickstarter campaign for Pebble Time tops $9M In a little more than 24 hours, a Kickstarter campaign for startup Pebble's latest smartwatch -- which will boast a color screen and built-in microphone -- topped $9 million. The company announced its latest Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BtWTpJ

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The Next Web 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

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Y Combinator-Backed Bright Aims To Bring Solar Power To Mexico

“I think that inexpensive sources of planet-friendly energy are one of the most important things for us to pursue,” Y Combinator president Sam Altman said in regards to why he chose Bright. “The correlation of quality of life and cost of energy is huge.  Also, Jonah’s first market seemed like a very good decision, and we think energy businesses that innovate on financing are interesting.”

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Google will launch Android Pay at I/O in May

Further ReadingCarriers give up on mobile payments, sell Softcard tech to GoogleAnd Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all agree to preinstall Google Wallet. Android Pay will allow companies to add a mobile payments option to their app, to which users can upload credit card or debit card information, so that payments become single-tap transactions within the app. In addition, a company adopting the Android Pay API will be able to allow tap-to-pay transactions in brick-and-mortar stores. This function will rely on Google’s Host Card Emulation (HCE), which makes it easier for third-party apps to take advantage of Android phones’ Near Field Communications (NFC) chips.

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Better machine learning

When Kalyan Veeramachaneni joined the Any Scale Learning For All (ALFA) group at MIT’s CSAIL as a postdoc in 2010, he worked on large-scale machine-learning platforms that enable the construction of models from huge data sets. “The question then was how to decompose a learning algorithm and data into pieces, so each piece could be locally loaded into different machines and several models could be learnt independently,” says Veeramachaneni, currently a research scientist at ALFA.

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Lytro Cuts Jobs, Raises $50 Million in Shift Toward Virtual Reality and Video (Exclusive)

Details of the layoffs were still being finalized as of Tuesday evening, but the company is expected to cut somewhere between 25 and 50 people from its 130 person workforce, while at the same time looking to hire those with expertise in the new areas that were not previously of focus for the company.

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Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 review

However, the majority of users will find the AZ1’s video quality on par with the Hero4 Silver, and that’s a good thing; the Hero4 Silver delivers the best POV camcorder quality we’ve seen. Among all the action cams we’ve looked at in recent years, only Sony comes close to GoPro in terms of ease-of-use and video quality. The colors in our videos look great, with nice smooth action. We took the camera into a pool with us, and it handled underwater filming without issue. As with all action cams, GoPros included, some areas look a bit blown out (info gets lost due to extreme brightness). It’s also hard to notice the SteadyShot working when we are bopping the camera up and down. Since the camera uses a small sensor, don’t expect terrific low-light performance, but the back-illuminated Exmor R is better than most. You can also conduct a live USTREAM video, shoot in burst mode, and make image trails. ( Click here to find out how to shoot in those modes.)

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11 Apps and Services That Don't Exist (But Sort of Should)

There’s an app for nearly everything. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a few new apps that would combine the best elements of some of our favorites? Or extend the basic principles of popular apps to new markets?

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Watch a blind man use a bionic eye to see his wife for the first time in a decade

The Guardian has posted a video that will melt your heart into an mushy stew. According to the short, a blind man has the ability to see his wife after 10 years. Allen Zderared, now in his late 60s, began to lose his site nearly two decades ago, but thanks to a prototype bionic eye and the help of Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, the Minnesotan can "see shapes and human forms."

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Truecaller's Widget Will Help You Identify Unknown Numbers

With the new version you can identify missed calls and unknown numbers by swiping down in the widget directly on your homescreen. Adding information from your social media channels is now possible for iOS users too. Android users have already had this functionality since December .

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Snapmail

Snapmail uses military grade encryption as a standard. Your email is encrypted using AES algorithm and stored on SnapMail servers. When you press the send button the recipient receives a link to the encrypted content. The encryption key is generated on your browser and included in the link. SnapMail does not store the encryption key so it cannot read your messages. When the recipient clicked the link, the email content is deleted from SnapMail servers, forever. Therefore, it is not possible to extract any sensitive data from Snapmail servers.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

because that matters? RT @Gizmodo : Google's AI is now insanely good at playing Space Invaders http://gizmo.do/7baMu18  pic.twitter.com/njeIUeH8dp

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How to protect your eyes if you stare at screens all day

If you work in front of a computer all day, you're familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blurry and sometimes your head aches. This cluster of symptoms is known as eye strain or computer vision syndrome, and it's a unique malady of our modern era, one that more than 60% of Americans experience .

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Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

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The opportunity of adversity

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

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Learn to read Chinese ... with ease!

For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning — building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.

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Can we all "have it all"?

Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.

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Henry VIII's evidence to support break with Rome turns up in Cornish library

Henry’s agents were gathering evidence that could support the move, which may be how the collection of the views of the 14th century priest and philosopher, published in 1495, came to the royal library. Ockham wrote in Latin of the limits of the power of the pope, and the independence of the authority of monarchs. Several pages in the book have key passages marked by secretaries for Henry’s attention, including one crucial section with a heading which translates as: “When it is permitted to withdraw from obedience to the pope”.

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How Madden Ratings Are Made

H unched over a keyboard, surrounded by computer monitors, Donny Moore, 37, controls the fate of the National Football League. Its players throw as hard as Moore wants. They run as fast as he says they should. And the stars of America’s most popular sport aren’t always delighted by his judgments.

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America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies

There are plenty of reasons, far beyond the word of a single middle-eastern oil man, to expect that those profits will stay high. Oil prices have continued to hover around the $100 mark in part because of instability in the Middle East, but also because, even in our sluggish global economy, demand is still relatively tight. As things improve, demand -- and prices -- will only increase. So if you think China's best days are still ahead of it, and that Europe will eventually pull out of its funk, you should expect prices to keep floating skyward. The Energy Information Administration, for one, believes the cost of a barrel will most likely increase to around $162 by 2040 (as shown on the blue line below).

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A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms

Inside, the plants move throughout each greenhouse floor on a conveyor belt that the founders compare to a moving rack at a dry cleaner. As they rotate, each plant gets an equal amount of time in natural light on the south side of the building, saving energy in artificial lighting. On the top level, the system also pulls plants up to the ceiling, effectively creating an extra floor. The conveyor also brings each plant to workers who can transplant or harvest the crops.

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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent)

I totally agree that mid day meal programme in India doesn't serve platters that look like a Brazilian platter in the blog above and is not hygienic enough. You have undermined the fact that MDM also feeds 140 million kids each day free of cost and it should be considered a great feat to achieve that kind of volume. Mcdonalds serves 70 million customers a day for profit and it is a staple in American diet. India is a poor country in terms of per capita income where 40% of the 1.7 billion people are still below poverty line. That means almost half of India starves everyday. MDMS is doing a great job in reducing starvation. America is 239 years old while rest of the countries compared here are 100 years or less. India is only 68 years old. But these countries still don't serve or recommend serving chicken nuggets with ketchup to kids. There is nothing embarrassin about MDMS. In contrast, it is something to study how India is able to pull out the limited resources, logistics involved :)

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Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

These findings contradict the efforts of law enforcement agencies around the country which, despite pockets of decriminalization (and in some cases, legalization), typically focus heavily on marijuana-related arrests. The authors suggest that, based on the results, these agencies would benefit from shifting priorities away from illicit drugs and placing them instead on keeping things like alcohol and tobacco in check. In fact, the researchers believe marijuana to be so low-risk that they suggest a broad, regulated legalization of it in the paper.

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How I work to protect women from honor killings

Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.

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Medium

Summary: The incident not only brought the issue of eve-teasing and street harassment to the attention of the village council it also strengthened Rajkumaris confidence in her own power to demand respect and to create change for herself and others...Responding with her own escalation Rajkumari brought the issue to the attention of the school authorities with the support of Room to Read staff which was then followed by giving her report to the local Gram Panchayat village council...

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5G researchers achieve record speed

"An important aspect of 5G is how it will support applications in the future. We don't know what applications will be in use by 2020, or 2030 or 2040 for that matter, but we know they will be highly sensitive to latency.

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The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

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How To Spot Future Leaders

Rath balks when he sees someone trying to be a jack-of-all-trades because it’s likely they’ll never excel at any one thing, he says. Leaders know their strengths and focus on those areas, either seeking assistance to shore up areas that need work or working with others who complement their skills, he says. Trying to pretend you’re good at everything means that you either don’t have a good understanding of your true strengths or that your insecurity in admitting weakness could get in the way of your leadership ability.

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