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Google selling Terra Bella satellite imaging business to Planet

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How a mobile app was developed in one day for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman - TechRepublic

It only took one day for Zudy to tackle the challenge of creating a mobile app for Patriots player Julian Edelman by using Vinyl, a no-code enterprise application development platform.

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IBM Watson: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

What distinguishes IBM Watson from other analytics software is its direct relevance to business problem solving. Watson has the ability to rapidly analyze gargantuan repositories of data, documents, and other artifacts; it also comes with a level of human speech pattern recognition and language understanding that was elusive for many artificial intelligence applications in the past. IBM Watson uses cognitive learning practices that combine the data analytics and statistical reasoning of machines with uniquely human qualities, such as self-directed goals, common sense, and ethical values.

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High radiation levels at Fukushima reactor is bad, bad news

The fatal levels will keep officials from stabilizing the area as we approach the 5th anniversary of the nuclear plant's disaster.

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Here are 10 finalists vying for U.S. smart city grant program

Ten American cities have been shortlisted for the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program, the winners of which will be announced next week.

6
Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic

While any Mac user can play with GarageBand and iMovie for free, it has been quite expensive if you wanted to move to pro apps — especially if you’re a student. Apple released a new app bundle with five different pro apps. It costs $199.99 and it’s just for students and people working in education.

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How to start strong in Fire Emblem Heroes

In Arena duels, you fight against other players around the world -- or rather, their characters. (It doesn't happen in real time. When you win you'll get items that will increase your heroes' abilities. Win seven times in a row to get bonuses. You'll want to head to the Arena every single day to maximize your rewards.

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How to Watch Super Bowl 2017 Online

Super Bowl 51 kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, and it will stream online for free. Here's how to watch.

9
Smart cities need more industry partnerships, less gadget worship

While a dizzying array of connected gadgetry is vying for room on city leaders’ wish lists, industry experts advise less focus on the technology itself and more on industry partnerships that can build out smart cities.

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Google paces pack in autonomous car race, says California regulator

The disparity between Waymo and other self-driving systems might be enough for Alphabet to win over suppliers, like Fiat Chrysler, which don’t have a large stake in the self-driving business. Some, like Volvo or Ford, might also find licensing Waymo’s technology to be cheaper and lead to faster deployment.

11
How IoT could radically change your favorite sci-fi movies

Minority Report – In the year 2054, future crimes aka Precrimes are monitored and foretold by a trio of Ms. Cleo’s known as “The Precogs,” who proactively work with law enforcement and the film’s protagonist, John Anderton to prevent crimes from happening in the future. An IoT world will eliminate the need for Precogs or a Precrime unit! Emotions like anger will be monitored and reported to the emotions department of the local law enforcement who will track and interact with IoT devices around you to prevent you from committing crimes. Thinking about killing your wife’s secret lover? Forget it. Your smart car won’t allow you to drive to his home until your anger levels have decreased.

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New PCI Express 4.0 delay may empower next-gen alternatives - TechRepublic

Delays in computer industry standards are not normally a big deal. It's common knowledge that such things take time to get right, but almost all major hardware companies except Intel are starting to work together on alternate plans. Such companies already use and support PCIe 3.0 and 3.1, but the information world is moving too fast to wait much longer, they argue. There is also a business motivation: Intel's recent purchases of smaller companies in the hardware acceleration and programmable chip niches are leaving other hardware giants without a choice.

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Google kills support for Gmail in these Chrome versions: Check if you're affected - TechRepublic

It's important to note that Gmail is only ending support for these Chrome versions. So, users on Chrome 53 will still be able to access Gmail, and it will function properly, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and users will not have access to updates or bug fixes, the post said.

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IMDB is closing down its discussion forums on February 20th

The Internet Movie Database is an indispensable resource if you have any interest whatsoever in films. Want to try and figure out where you’ve seen that character actor before? Do you need to know ratings, runtime, or quotes? But if you want to discuss movies, you’ll now have to go elsewhere: the site is shutting down its message boards system.

15
Facebook employees are protesting Trump's immigration ban by boycotting flying

A handful of Facebook employees have committed to either fly less or completely boycott flying for the next 90 days in protest of Trump's order, which bars people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days and bars the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

16
NameCheckr Finds Out If Your Name Is Available Across Dozens of Sites

When you come up with a sweet new name for a site (or just yourself online), it sucks when you find out that it’s been taken on some sites. NameCheckr searches dozens of sites at once to see if your name is free.

17
Google will discontinue Google Now Launcher in the coming weeks

Google currently has two launcher apps in the Play Store; Google Now Launcher and Pixel Launcher. In a few months, there will only be one. According to an email forwarded to us by a tipster, Google has alerted GMS partners of its intention to remove Google Now Launcher from the Play Store in the coming weeks. OEMs that use GNL have options, though.

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How to stream Super Bowl 51 even if you don't have cable

It’s Friday, which means we’re now officially headed into Super Bowl weekend. If you’re itching to catch the Patriots beat up on the Falcons this weekend (fight me), we’ve got you covered. Starting this Sunday at 3:30 PST/6:30 EST, you can get all the action as it unfolds without that pesky cable subscription we all hate.

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Open GApps Can Now Enable Google Assistant On Your Custom ROM

Getting Google Assistant on a non-Pixel phone is a relatively straightforward affair already , but it’s a little inconvenient. If you’re using a custom ROM , you can now select an optional toggle that will modify your build.prop file for you. It’s not the easiest method if you want to keep the stock ROM that came on your phone, but if you’re already using a custom ROM, it’s a convenient new feature.

20
Even Climate Change Deniers Want to Pursue Renewable Energy

Carsey school researchers surveyed 707 adults from 50 states both before and after the election. They found that three-fourths of all respondents, regardless of political affiliation, said that renewable energy should be a higher national priority than oil drilling. Broken down according to party, 93 percent of Clinton voters and 84 percent of non voters agreed. Trump voters were the only group that favored expanded oil drilling, but by a slim margin—48 percent preferred renewable energy. Disappointing, but there’s indication of a promising trend: before the election, only 39 percent of Trump supporters said the same.

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Brian Russell discusses his new book and trends in IoT security

This sort of goes to the ubiquitous monitoring of IoT, the nature of the IoT, where you always sort of being watched and I think eventually we’ll get use to that. It’s going to be interesting seeing what happens from the perspective of law enforcement that wants access to these things. Another example, it hasn’t come to fruition yet, but everybody has cameras on these houses now, camera on their backyard. If something happens in front of your house or on your property, is law enforcement going to subpoena the video images? What if you don’t want that to get out from a privacy perspective? I think privacy sort of a really interesting area to think through when it comes to this sort of data collection of IoT devices. You can make the same case for smart health devices that are always collecting your biometric data about your heart rate. These things are going to get more and more advanced. The data that’s collected is going to be able to show, a profile of your activity, and your sort of overall health and well-being, and do you want this data or the inferences from that data to be made available to people that you don’t know.

22
Uber's CEO is quitting Trump's advisory council, but Elon Musk is sticking around

In a memo to employees, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced that he is leaving President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which comprises of business leaders who advise him on economic affairs.

23
The 6 best new songs you can stream right now

Music is easier than ever to get and harder than ever to sort online, so we've picked the best songs out this week that you can easily stream right here:

24
'Fallout Shelter' arrives on Windows 10 and Xbox One next week

'Fallout Shelter' arrives on Windows 10 and Xbox One next week

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PSA: The PlayStation 4 will get external HDD support with firmware 4.50

The update (as you’d guess given the ’roundness’ of the number) is a pretty large one, and includes a number of long-awaited features, such as support for custom backgrounds, a refreshed quick menu, the ability to post updates to your PSN feed, and 3D BluRay support for PlayStation VR. It also introduces support for external hard drives.

27
Facebook users mark themselves safe at Kellyanne Conway's fake Bowling Green Massacre

A fake national park account is even poking fun at Conway's expense with the #NeverRemember hashtag. (You won't find a Bowling Green National Park in America, but there is a Bowling Green Bay National Park in Australia.)

28
Windows 10 Cloud looks just like Windows 10 in leaked screenshots

ZDNet is reporting that Windows 10 Cloud is designed to only run universal apps from the Windows Store, which means visual changes may not have been needed. We still don’t know when Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 Cloud, but given that screenshots are already surfacing, we may see it launch alongside the Creators Update for Windows 10 which is due in April.

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Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation | ZDNet

Performing a clean install or a reset means you have to reinstall apps and desktop programs and start over with settings and preferences. If you suspect Windows has become damaged, there's a less drastic solution: Run Setup to repair Windows. Here's how.

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Crash dummies are getting 'supersized' to resemble obese drivers

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#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign: ‘There’s still a lot of work to be done’

So it's hard to deal with the trolls. For me, on this particular issue, it's a bit easier, because I have the facts on my side. So I get people that say, "Oh, what about the BET Awards? The BET Awards are so black." And it’s like, “Well, okay, but Sam Smith just won Best New Artist the other year.” Another one I get often is, "Well, black people make up 13 percent of the population, and over the last 15 years, 13 percent of the Oscar nominees have been black. So, what's your problem?" And the answer to that one is, the Oscars have been around for nearly 90 years. So run those numbers and get back to me. You can't cherry-pick your statistics to fit your narrative. So I try to deal with it as graciously as I can. The 20th time in a day that I get something very abusive or problematic, I might pop off a little bit, but I try to keep it as graceful as I can.

32
Google ordered to turn over foreign emails

It wouldn't be surprising if the appeal works given that Microsoft's own case managed to survive legal scrutiny. It successfully contended that users outside the US would assume that their data was governed by local laws, and that police couldn't override those protections just because an American company is hosting the data. Either way, the ruling shows that there isn't yet a final answer on handling data beyond US borders.

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College students race pods in Hyperloop Competition

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6 ways to include more women of color in tech - TechRepublic

To address that and prevent turnover, Atlassian invested in programs to create a sense of community and connection across teams. They also instituted a program called Coffee Date, for which interested women sign up and every other week get paired with another woman for coffee. "It's created organic social relationships that really matter," Blanche said. The company also has mentoring groups made up of women from different departments at the same office.

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Trump's immigration reform: High-skilled visas may be next

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer . Morningstar: © 2016 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2016. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2016 and/or its affiliates.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

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An inside look at why Apache Kafka adoption is exploding - TechRepublic

This journey starts by realizing that the developer is the new decision maker. If the product experience is tailored to ensure that the developers are successful and the technology plays a critical role in your business, you have the foundational pieces of building a growing and profitable business around an open-source technology. That is the story of Kafka and Confluent's success so far. Kafka is used as the source-of-truth pipeline carrying critical data that businesses rely on for real-time decision-making. Its claim to fame has been a persistent focus on user experience and community development.

38
LG UltraFine 5K Display Unusable Near Routers

"We have been made aware that the LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K display (model 27MD5K) may experience performance issues caused by signal interference when a Wi-Fi access point is positioned behind the display within a distance 2 feet (0.6 meter). Changing the location or positioning of either the router or the display should resolve the issue.

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Trump's New Head of Border Patrol Might Want to Delete This Tweet

This week President Trump named Ronald Vietello as the new head of the US Border Patrol. But Trump clearly doesn’t follow Vietello on Twitter. Because if he did, he probably wouldn’t be too happy about this tweet comparing Trump to Dennis the Menace .

40
ScoPower

I was needing a 32768Hz source to trigger my scope, yet I didn't want to resort to a lithium coin battery like my previous application using the DS32KHZ integrated oscillator. Then I realised I could just avoid the whole battery thing if I considered the 2Vpp calibration point as an AC power supply... Considering the very low power consumption of the DS32KHz, a simple charge pump made of very low-drop diodes is enough to get about 3.6V.

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Craft stunning, engaging websites with this UI/UX Professional Designer training (94% off)

Cutting-edge graphics and unconventional site architecture may look pretty, but if it ultimately turns potential users away from your web page, it could be a fast track to failure. User experience is a critical element in all web development, so know that process intimately — and add an impressive new skill set to your resume — with this

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Russian tech exec sues Buzzfeed for publishing unverified Trump dossier

Like anyone in the technology industry, Gubarev acknowledged that he has tangential ties to the computer security and hacking community. He has to defend his computer servers from attackers. And hackers routinely rely on data centers, like those owned by Gubarev's company, to position themselves and launch cyberattacks. But Gubarev said his company acts fast to stop hackers from using its systems.

43
ChitChat is Silicon Valley’s spammiest new app

Presumably the app asks for permission to access users’ contacts and then broadcasts texts to anyone it hasn’t already infected. It’s what smart growth people have long agreed is an industry-worst tactic that should be avoided at all costs, but it’s brutally effective.

44
The top unicorns are overvalued

The bubble will not continue forever. Sectors that used to be super hot such, as cloud computing or mobile apps, are not disruptive anymore, and in a few years AI and automotive will also lose their shine. It will still take quite a few years for all these innovative companies to meet real infrastructure and cultural change, and the innovation industry is about to crunch. When that happens, consumers will realize they don’t need so many me-too products around them, and as the interest rates begin to rise again and VC vintages are over, we may see valuations turn the current game much more “interesting” — or perhaps even a much less friendly term.

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How to use Cortana to perform file management tasks in Windows 10 - TechRepublic

While I exploring Cortana's functionality, I began focusing on the things she could do that would help me automate some of the file management tasks I normally perform on my desktop system, such as opening folders, launching applications, and finding files. I was a bit frustrated at first, but I soon discovered a few neat tricks I could use to get Cortana to expand her horizons. Let's take a closer look.

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YouTube now lets you double-tap on videos to skip ahead or go back 10 seconds

The Google-owned video hub has rolled out a new feature that lets you double-tap on the left or right side of your screen to fast forward or backward any video by 10 seconds. The functionality works only in full-screen mode and is available in the latest reiteration of YouTube for both iOS and Android .

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Snap signed five-year, $2 billion deal to use Google’s cloud http://bloom.bg/2kzec5z  pic.twitter.com/MK52uXwnJq

48 Google is selling its $500 million satellite company to a startup

Terra Bella, the satellite imaging company that Google bought about two years ago for $500 million, will be sold to mapping startup Planet Labs, the companies announced Friday .

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Banking while browsing: The e-commerce solution

Digital security will be one of the biggest trends of 2017. The challenge at the heart of the dialogue? The pace of technology development – and cyber vulnerabilities – are increasing a rate much faster than protective measures can keep up.

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

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54 Milky Way galaxy is being pushed across the universe
55 Why Chewing Sounds Make You Want to Flip a Table
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58 'Mafia III' expands its story starting at the end of March
59 A Brief History of Michael Bay Quitting the Transformers Movies
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62 7 TED Talks that will make you love science
63 Facebook’s AI now lets you search for photos by their content
64 Ride-Hailing Upstart Juno Says It Will Help Drivers Impacted By Immigration Ban
65 Nazi Sub Portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark Discovered in the North Atlantic
66 Doom co-creator defends his code against ZeniMax copying accusations
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68 Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry - BBC News
69 These Pom-Pom Crabs Are Everybody's Super Bowl Mascot
70 Now Even Fast-Food Packaging Is Bad For You
71 Why Trump’s H-1B Visa Overhaul Might Not Make America Great Again
72 This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger
73 ESPN strikes deal with EA to broadcast 'FIFA' eSports tournaments
74 Let It All Out in the Gif Party
75 Crunchies | Event Type | TechCrunch
76 Someone made a 'Future CNN' Twitter account, and it's terrifying
77 Study: Conservatives more likely to believe fake news
78 DIY Linux laptop: Build your own for $240 with fully open source Olimex Teres I | ZDNet
79 Teen creates Facebook page to spotlight immigrants' weekly achievements
80 Thoughtful dad sends flowers not to his wife, but to his dog
81 Super smart reporter thinks he's figured out how teens use emoji
82 Fake Bowling Green Massacre victims site links to the ACLU donor page
83 uBeam finally shows off its wireless charging tech
84 The FCC is stopping 9 companies from providing federally subsidized Internet to the poor
85 Masaya Nakamura Shaped Pac-Man and Videogames
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90 This is how millennials are saving money
91 Teacher makes GoFundMe to 'buy' senator's vote on Betsy DeVos
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