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8 Ways To Use Your Gadgets At Night And Still Get A Good Night’s Sleep

"Disruption of the melatonin cycle resulting from irregular light/dark pattern exposure or exposure to light at the wrong time can lead to circadian disruption, which has been associated with poor sleep and poor performance," she says. If that behavior goes on for years, Figuerio says it can lead to diseases like diabetes, obesity, and even cancer, although she also notes that the disease studies have only used animal models so far. However, Figueiro says "studies in humans have shown that rotating shift workers working at least 20 to 30 years on rotating shifts are at higher risks for breast and colorectal cancer." Also, human research indicates that sleeping only four hours a night can result in more hunger and higher glucose levels.

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Google Paid $25 Million for the .app Domain

When you’re sitting on a giant pile of ad dollars you can pretty much buy whatever you want. Today Google is buying the .app top domain.

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Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge Star Trek nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One of my earliest moments of geek fandom was when I tracked down the script for the original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage." I got it, read it, and excitedly took it to my dad. Kirk wasn't even in it, I explained to him. Spock had these crazy emotions!

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Microsoft Launches an Android Tablet Keyboard for Excel Users

Microsoft Garage , the company’s project to surface tech experiments by its employees, has unveiled yet another Android app. This time around, it’s a keyboard optimized for use with Microsoft Excel on tablets.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch

First, as a watch lover, I’m blown away. Apple has gone above and beyond the job in terms of materials and design and, more important, the interface. Here’s everything we know about the new Apple Watch.

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Xen security issue prompts Amazon, Rackspace cloud reboots

Cloud vendors impacted by these security issues tread a tricky path. They have to address the vulnerability as fast as possible before the details of the flaw are made public, which can lead to a bit of a fire drill. In this case, more information about the flaw will be disclosed March 10.

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First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

Silicon Valley is a quintessentially suburban place, with sprawling office parks dotting the landscape. BIG says it is attempting to make Google's new offices feel less like a corporate island and more a part of urban life . "Together with Heatherwick Studio and Google we have set out to imagine the work environments of future Googlers to be as adaptable, flexible and intelligent as the rest of Google's wide spanning portfolio," BIG founder Bjarke Ingels said in a press statement. "Rather than an insular corporate headquarters, Google North Bayshore will be a vibrant new neighborhood of Mountain View." Though, of course, as tech companies tend to be notoriously secretive, it's more likely that the Googleplex will be an insular city in its own right than a major player in the urban life of its surrounding community. Either way, the development is sure to reshape the urban fabric of Mountain View.

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Good job, Internet. Your #TheDress jokes cured the blues

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China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

China is drafting the anti-terrorism law at a time when Chinese leaders say the country faces a serious threat from religious extremists and separatists. Hundreds of people have been killed over the past two years in the far western region of Xinjiang in unrest the government has blamed on Islamists who want to establish a separate state called East Turkestan.

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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

You spend part—maybe all—of your day on social media, hopping from network to network, checking analytics, planning ahead, and performing the sundry tasks of a social media manager.

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Proposed Chinese security law could mean tough rules for tech companies

Reuters reported on Friday that a newly proposed Chinese counterterrorism law calls for technology companies to turn over encryption keys to the Chinese government, allow for ways to bypass security mechanisms in their products, require companies to store user data and maintain servers in China, and remove any content that the country deems supportive of terrorists.

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Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

If you’ve been wondering how Switzerland was going to react to the coming of the Apple Watch, ponder no more: two smaller luxury watch companies, Alpina and Frederique Constant, have added electronic components to otherwise staid analog watches, essentially turning a fancy timepiece into a sort of mechanical Fitbit.

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VLC returns to iOS, now spans desktop, Android and Windows Phone - CNET

Version 2.2.0 of the desktop version, codenamed Weatherwax, is out now. It plays almost every video format and comes packing new features such as the ability to automatically rotate vertical videos, support for resume playback on desktop, as well as improved support for Ultra HD codecs.

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Here's what the Internet has to say about net neutrality

Earlier today the Federal Communications Commission voted to support strong net neutrality rules.

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Whaa? Now there's a second bright light on dwarf planet Ceres - CNET

As Dawn gets closer, the images sent back of Ceres become more clear and, frankly, more weird. The above image with the two bright spots was taken from about 29,000 miles from the surface of the dwarf planet. Dawn will continue its approach until March 6, when it will enter orbit around Ceres to get better views for a period of 16 months.

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Apple invites us to “spring forward” at its March 9 event

Apple will be hosting an event on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts theater in San Francisco. The invitation invites attendees to "spring forward," and given the reference to the beginning of Daylight Saving Time on March 8 and the proximity to April , it's a fair bet that the event will involve the Apple Watch.

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Apple looking for hardware and software engineers to build virtual reality displays

– A + Apple looking for hardware and software engineers to build virtual reality displays By Mikey Campbell Thursday, February 26, 2015, 06:03 pm PT (09:03 pm ET) A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground. A batch of corporate positions listed on Apple's jobs website reveals that the company is looking to build a team of specialists to work on hardware and software programs relating to virtual reality technology. One of the positions, first spotted on Thursday and titled " Sr. Display Systems Engineer ," seeks a candidate who will work with software, electrical and mechanical engineers on virtual reality hardware. Duties include testing displays for virtual environments, working with display vendors on custom hardware, designing and selecting hardware and software components for "a variety" of VR environments and developing software for display support.

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China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.

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You can already pre-order Brikk's diamond-studded Apple Watch for up to $75,000

Beyond the eyebrow-raising price tag, those looking to purchase a Lux Watch will have to wait 4-6 weeks after the Apple Watch's official launch for their custom timepiece to arrive, and Brikk is quick to point out that it will "not be held liable for any design changes that Apple announces at launch."

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Ellen Pao could have made $2.6 million as a senior partner

Ellen Pao could have made $2.6 million as a senior partner The very large sums of money at stake for those working at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins were discussed on the stand Thursday in the third day of a gender discrimination case that has Silicon Valley buzzing. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BD2nP1

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Good News! Kids Aren't Dying as Much as They Used To | WIRED

On a blog post at PLOS , the tropical disease expert Peter Hotez and postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Herricks take a run through the data on the biggest killers of children around the world in 2013, part of a new dataset from Global Burden of Disease study published in the January Lancet . The main one is malaria, which killed more than half a million kids in 2013, dwarfing the other causes of death—pneumonia killed about half as many, and whooping cough a tenth.

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'Ride-Share' and 'Unboxing' Added to Oxford Dictionary

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft looking to promote the “sharing” aspect of their service have scored a victory of sorts.

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Leonard Nimoy celebrated full-figured women through photos

Those fans may not have known that Nimoy, through his work as a photographer, also championed women who did not conform to Hollywood's ideal of physical perfection.

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Review: the Xiaomi Mi Note is the best phone you can't have

I’d describe the design of the Mi Note as an amalgam of the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy Note 4, with a little bit of Xiaomi originality mixed in. That’s not a knock — it really works quite well, marrying large glossy surfaces on the front and rear with a thin metal rim along the edges. On the back, the left and right sides slope abruptly, which gives the phone something different from the bog-standard "thin, large rectangle" profile. The volume rocker on my unit is a little fidgety, and the metal edges are too sharp, but otherwise, there’s absolutely nothing about the Mi Note that screams "low-end," "knockoff," or any other derogatory term that you might hurl at a brand you’ve never heard of. It’s solidly built; there’s no creaking. Seams where glass meets metal are tight and even. I’m surprising myself by saying this, but if Samsung or LG had released this phone, I wouldn’t bat an eye — it’s that good. It looks and feels like a device from a company that’s been doing this for a long time.

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CBS Announces Summer Schedule Including Under the Dome and Extant - IGN

The new drama Zoo, which is based on a best-selling novel by James Patterson, will debut June 30 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) with NCIS repeats as its lead-in. The series follows a young biologist (played by James Wolk) after a wave of violent animal attacks against humans forces him to explore the mystery behind the pandemic.

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The internet just scored a major victory

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CNET on Twitter

“ @CNET : The augmented-reality game Ingress arrives on Android Wear watches http://cnet.co/18u5MTn  pic.twitter.com/sIfOugrFJv ”

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60,000 Accounts Deleted from Social Media Sites in China

Some of China’s most popular social media sites deleted more than 60,000 accounts in the last 24 hours because they did not conform to the strict new regulations due to be put in place on Sunday.

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Gotta get down on Friday: soon, new music will be released for the weekend

We're pretty sure The Who had a song about the importance of good planning on their first album. With that in mind, starting mid-year all new music will be released on a Friday. At 12:01am.

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One positive from Superfish: Less bloatware on Lenovo’s new PCs

Lenovo’s credibility took a big hit this month, courtesy of the Superfish scandal : Pre-installed adware on Lenovo computers resulted in a risk to user privacy and security. The company has since apologized but is now going an extra step, bringing some solace from the incident. Lenovo says it will vastly reduce the amount of bloatware on its computers , going forward.

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SOLS, A Maker Of 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles, Raises $11.1 Million To Bring Its Product To Consumers And Athletes

SOLS , a 3D-printing company which, to date , has focused on printing custom shoe insoles prescribed by doctors for foot pain and other ailments, has now raised an additional $11.1 million in funding to help bring the product directly to consumers. The move will make it one of the first companies to use 3D printing technologies to market custom-manufactured wearables.

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How Choosing the Right CEO Can Change Your Business

The best way to select a CEO is to find someone who is a subject matter expert and has managed a P&L. Unfortunately, the process is not always based on such criteria. Columnist Rob Enderle takes a look at Ixia, a company that chose its new CEO wisely.

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Lenovo promises to stop bundling crapware on PCs | ZDNet

Summary: Following on from the Superfish debacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.

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Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm

Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm's technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2. The trial covered older Apple devices.

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Actor Leonard Nimoy, 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83 - CNET

Nimoy's "Star Trek" run from 1966 to 1969 was only part of his long career in movies, television, and on the stage. But for most, he will always be known as Spock, a star of one of television and film's most revered cult series. Half-human, half-Vulcan, his character was the calm counterpoint to William Shatner's more volatile Captain Kirk, and his gracious demeanor was familiar to those who met the actor.

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16 couples that are definitely breaking up over the dress

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IGN on Twitter

RIP Leonard Nimoy. Condolences to his family. We'll miss your amazing contributions, Mr. Spock http://go.ign.com/FeszdTm  pic.twitter.com/3iUMoLgM00

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Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm

Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm's technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2. The trial covered older Apple devices.

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Talktalk's Systems Breached, Subscribers' Info Stolen

“At the end of last year, we saw an increase in malicious scammers preying on our customers. In a small number of cases, customers told us that the criminals were quoting their TalkTalk account number as well as their phone number.

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Get your amateur video binge on: Vimeo adds Chromecast support for iOS

To get going, just download the latest version of the Vimeo app, select the video you want to cast, enter fullscreen mode, and tap the signature Chromecast icon. Like all Chromecast apps, you can still perform other activities on your iPhone or iPad while the video is playing on the connected television.

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Google announces the Pixel 2

To say the Pixel is primarily a developer platform is doing both Chrome OS and the incredible design of the hardware an injustice. That is not to say developers don't deserve the best hardware (they do, they work tirelessly). But think about this ─ the vast majority of Apple users pay a premium for hardware and most of those users don't take advantage of the OS X platform beyond that which can be had on Chrome OS. In other words ─ the average user has become a browser-based ecosystem. Yet, those Apple users still pay that premium for the devices. A 13" Apple Macbook Pro with Retina display will cost you $1299. And people eat those apples by the cart full ─ even though they won't make use of a large portion of the functionality. Why? Because of the brand and the well-designed (and long-lasting) hardware.

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YouTube App Now Has Built-In Video Trimming And Inline Previews, Turns Long Home Videos Into Great Shareable Moments

Baby's first steps, carrying the cake out on grandma's birthday, receiving your diploma at the graduation ceremony. These are great moments you want to show off, but who wants to sit through 20 minutes of dad coaching his toddler to stand on two legs? Life happens in short bursts, but we start recording everything early, just so we don't miss the good stuff. YouTube has finally enabled video-trimming in the Android app so we can shave off that excess footage and turn those slow home movies into quick clips our friends will actually want to watch.

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Facebook now has a fill-in-the-blank gender option

Facebook has taken another step towards embracing gender diversity. Along with its 58 gender options, users can now write in their own answers. The AP reports that Facebook released the news with the statement, “Now, if you do not identify with the pre-populated list of gender identities, you are able to add your own.”

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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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82 Linux gaming rising: 25 killer PC games that call Linux home
83 How Lucid Dreaming Can Improve Your Waking Life
84 Men named John, Robert, James and William outnumber all women on corporate boards
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86 Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately
87 Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off
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