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Trump points to national security in blocking Broadcom's attempted Qualcomm takeover

This could scuttle the $117 billion attempted takeover.

Texas city drops its bus service in favor of ridesharing vans

You won't be catching a bus in Arlington, Texas -- the town has dropped buses in favor of a ridesharing service.

“Sorry To Bother You” Trailer Urges Lakeith Stanfield: “Use Your White Voice”

Your first look at the surreal, satirical Sundance hit, starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.

John Oliver can't decide if cryptocurrency is a good thing

The short version of his investigation turned out to be: "You're not investing. You're gambling."

Cadbury Creme Eggs are good, don't @ me

The media conspiracy against Cadbury Creme Eggs is real -- and wrong.

The island where Amelia Earhart probably died has a 3.8 star rating on Google

"I really felt Amelia's spirit."

Snapchat brings creator-made lenses front and center in app

That means exposure to Snapchat's 187 million daily active users.

Zoosk Labs is trying to build the HQ of dating apps

They're relaunching their video chat app Lively with a new trivia element.

Essential is working on getting rid of the notch

Say bye-bye!

Can Antoni from 'Queer Eye' actually cook? An Instagram investigation

Back off, haters.

Sorry, Trump: Jared Kushner's brother makes yuge donation to 'March For Our Lives'

Family dinners just got a lot more awkward.

Beyoncé is going back on tour with Jay-Z, so start saving your coins now

Tickets go on sale March 19.

Taylor Swift's 'Delicate' music video has a secret message

Here's why it matters as part of the singer's oeuvre.

Elon Musk says he's inspired by Kanye West and Fred Astaire

Of course, who else would it be?

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Apple Buys Texture, a Netflix for Magazines

"We're excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from many of the world's leading publishers," Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said in a statement . "We are committed to quality journalism from trusted sources and allowing magazines to keep producing beautifully designed and engaging stories for users."

Apple orders first animated show from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ creator

Apple has more original content news: It picked up two seasons of a new musical animated comedy from Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob’s Burgers. The series is called Central Park, and is co-written by Josh Gad and Nora Smith in addition to Bouchard, and it follows a group of caretakers who live and work in the titular location in New York.


Apple Maps adds locations of bike-sharing stations in over 175 cities

Apple Maps has been updated to include the locations of bike sharing services in over 175 cities in 36 countries, allowing tourists and those wanting to cycle around an area to quickly find the nearest bike-sharing station that can provide them the two-wheeled vehicles.


Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple previously chose the Texture app as one of its most innovative iOS apps back in 2016. Texture is owned by Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications, and Time Inc, which founded the app and Next Issue Media as an effort to monetize digital media. Texture costs $9.99 a month and offers access to magazines including The New Yorker , People , Time , and GQ.

A smart toilet may be the future of IoT healthcare

Ted Smith: Many years ago, I worked at the Department of Heath and Human Services, in The Office of the National Coordinator, the health-records people. It was a great experience, because it was an opportunity to learn what friction exists in healthcare, and it's data exchange. We'd like to believe if we were traveling across the country, that if we were in an accident, we'd be able to be in the hospital and they would know our health history, based on our home health system. That's just not a reality today, because of various parties' vested interests in holding and not sharing data. It always gets in the way of receiving better care, because we really need data flowing more like water. You get the privacy folks who say, "Well, there's too much risk in sharing data." You get the vendors who say, "It's not in my best interest to share data, 'cause it commoditizes what I do." So you have data exchange, the number one problem we have to tackle right now.

Stranger Things’ Duffer brothers have responded to claims of verbal abuse on set

I guess there’s no better day than #nationalwomensday to say #timesup and announce that I will not be a part of the filming of Season 3 of Stranger Things. Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters. I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women. I promised myself that if I were ever in a situation to say something that I would. I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME IS UP. Women in the film industry are POWERFUL. We will rise and we will scream from mountain tops in support of each other and I will not contribute my time, efforts, and talent to such abusive people. There is too much going on in this world to be regressive. There are too many amazing and highly respected men in respective positions of power that I have had the utmost pleasure of working beside. Those are the people I want to surround myself with. Those are the projects I want to be a part of. This industry is no longer led by a “few good men,” but instead by an OCEAN of ASTOUNDING WOMEN. Enough is enough. For my sisters- Time is up.

Toshiba has made a completely unsexy pair of AR glasses

To call this product AR Glasses is a little bit of a misnomer; it’s not so much augmented reality as it is a heads-up display. Toshiba says it considers it more “assisted reality” than augmented. And the “glasses” part is really a single arm that can be attached to different form factors, whether that’s glasses, safety goggles, or a hard hat. All of the processing power happens on a Toshiba dynaEdge mini-PC that’s tethered to the display arm via USB-C. (Something like Microsoft HoloLens, on the other hand, is an entire Windows 10 PC sitting on your head.)

Philips Hue smart lightning hits the garden with outdoor lamp options

Security features make even more sense in an outdoor environment too – lighting is a known deterrent against burglaries, with Hue's Home & Away function letting you set up a timed lighting routine to give the impression of your presence even when you're absent from a property. GPS smarts also mean that you'll be able to set your outdoor lights to automatically come on as you approach your home.

Calendar app in Mac App Store mines cryptocurrency in the background

However, as Ars noted, the app had a bug that kept the miner running, even if users tried to opt out, and a second bug that caused the miner to consume more resources than originally intended. A user noted on Twitter that the app “ate 200% CPU until I found it and killed it. I didn’t expect a miner infection from an App Store vendor. Wow.” The app’s current rating is two out of five in the App Store, with many recent reviews docking stars because of the unwanted mining. Qbix stated that it was in the middle of publishing a fix for the bugs.

WhatsApp messages can now be deleted an hour after you sent them by mistake

It’s not clear why the limit is now so specific, apart from being 2^12, and the WhatsApp support pages don’t provide any additional info on the time limit. An hour means you now have far longer to delete messages sent by mistake, or can wipe out entire conversations from a friend’s phone. WhatsApp doesn’t have a secret conversations option like rivals where it creates a temporary conversation that isn’t stored on sender or recipient devices. This additional time could help facilitate more temporary conversations on WhatasApp.

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Noted political thinker Jake Paul has some ideas on how to stop the next school shooting

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Robot takeover stalls in worst slump for AI funds on record

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Apple is locked in race for subscribers with Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and others as streaming music becomes the dominant form of paid music consumption. Apple’s number compares to 71 million premium subscribers at the end of 2017 at industry leader Spotify, which plans to list shares in the coming weeks on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SPOT.

The radical beauty of Africa, in portraits

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Trump order blocks Broadcom-Qualcomm merger

Trump's order follows the lead of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a government panel that reviews mergers that could result in a foreign company controlling an American business. The panel, also known as Cfius, earlier this month called for an investigation of the takeover out of concern for Broadcom's relationships with foreign entities.

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Nintendo's 'Super Smash Bros.' has given me more joy than any other video game

Though I definitely spent less time with the Wii's Super Smash Bros. Brawl than the others, I'll never forget how my friends came together to plan a "Brunch n' Brawl" around the game's release in 2008. It was a bright, sunny day in that well-lit, lofty Kentucky apartment as Steph made french toast casserole, Landis argued that a french toast casserole didn't make sense, and I made hashbrowns. The people, the food, and that game made for a wonderful day.

'Avengers: Infinity War' is going to blow your mind

Thanos (Josh Brolin) is likely going to be the last man standing after this film. With "Untitled Avengers 4" set for May 2019, we don't expect the Infinity gems storyline to wrap until then. Marvel has said that the title to 2019's Avengers movie is a spoiler, so don't look for that title to be revealed until some time later this year.

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Dark matter may not solve this galactic mystery after all

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Now MoviePass' CEO says the app never tracked customers

So, all good? Maybe, maybe not. While the service's iOS app has been updated to remove an "unused" permission to access location all the time, the title of Lowe's infamous presentation was "Data is the New Oil: How Will MoviePass Monetize It?" Even if it's not tracking user's location over an extended period of time yet, that's certainly a possibility for the future, not to mention what's possible when you combine that data with information from other clearinghouses. Remember, for many of the companies providing free or low-cost services, data greed is good .

The One Thing That Will Definitely Disqualify You In A Job Interview

Jordan Rayboy, CEO of Rayboy Insider Search , agrees. “If a candidate is overly negative about a current or past employer, it plants seeds of doubt in a hiring manager’s mind ,” he explains. “First, that the candidate has a negative attitude in general–and no one wants to hire a potential dark cloud onto their team. Next, that the candidate will likely bad-mouth their company in the future if they end up getting hired. And it also shows a lack of good decision-making skills– as in, what to share in certain situations and what not to. Lastly, and most importantly, it’s a sign the candidate tends to blame others when things don’t work out. They don’t take ownership of their share of responsibility for things. It’s always someone else’s fault–like their current or past employer’s fault–that they didn’t hit their numbers, or didn’t last more than a year there, or anything else that may have happened.”

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Is this how NASA plans to protect us from an asteroid?

Former Google Recruiter: This Is How To Improve Your Interviews

Of course, you don’t want your interview panel to feel like they’re on autopilot. Instead, pull together a repository of questions they can draw on, and suggest they use the same ones when interviewing different people for a particular role. Not only will this give each candidate an equal opportunity to shine, but it will be much easier for you to make a fair comparison between them all.

My First Month Using A Paper Planner After A Decade Drowning In Apps

By the end of the first week (still using those loose sheafs of planner paper), I’d already started getting the hang of this hybrid system. I simply blocked off chunks of time when I would do work, and I filled those chunks in with the priorities I’d planned. Every morning I would look at my planner and reassess which to-dos I’d tackle during my work blocks. I started out making my ABC list every day. But when the new, correct planner finally arrived in the mail, I accidentally discovered an even better process.

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This Lego Pacific Rim Uprising trailer un-cancels the apocalypse with thousands of bricks

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This company wants to pay you virtual money to watch porn (and hand over your data)

A California asset manager has a cryptocurrency fund that's up by 50% in 4 months

Bitcoin soared close to $20,000 a coin at the end of 2017. But it has been under pressure since the beginning of 2018, fueled by concerns of a regulatory crackdown in the US and Asia. On top of that, a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, which many thought would help pour retail money into the cryptocurrency, appears to be off the table for at least the first-half of the year.

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You have no idea how much Christopher Eccleston hated working on Thor and G.I. Joe

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Thanks to the CIA, issues of the agency's most-hated magazine are now online

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Shane Smith may be stepping down as CEO of Vice — here's his rumored replacement

Dubuc has spent the past five years as CEO of the cable channel group that is home to A&E Network, History, Lifetime, and FYI, among other channels. A+E Networks, jointly owned by Walt Disney Co. and Hearst Corp., has long been one of TV's most profitable enterprises but in the past few years its sails have been trimmed amid the sector-wide challenges facing the traditional cable TV business. The company's core channels — A&E, History and Lifetime — have struggled with programming issues and the swings programming shifts amid the broader sector-wide disruption rocking the traditional TV industry. A&E and History, however, during the past 18 months have gained traction with new shows and delivered significant ratings improvement.

The best and worst features of the Samsung Galaxy S9

So for the uninitiated, if you haven't heard of Bixby before, Bixby is Samsung's own virtual assistant. It's artificial intelligence, that kind of thing. So, Bixby is really slow. Still really slow, I'm sure she'll improve, or it will improve, whatever it is. And it'll get faster, but changing the settings on your phone is still a lot easier just when you do it yourself. Another thing I'm not entirely sure about is the Bixby button which is maps permanently to Bixby or you can turn it off, Either way. But it's there all the time and I press it by mistake all the time and I'm constantly interrupted in what I'm doing all the time 'cause I'm pressing it all the time. So, that's a thing I'm not really a fan of.

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Absurdly super-sized lighter makes playing with fire extra fun and even more dangerous

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Ready Player One is an orgy of nostalgia in all the wrong ways

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Jessica Jones season two has something even better than a post credits scene

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All this Scrabble-playing robot does is win

Alexa calling and messaging arrives on Fire, Android and iOS tablets

The Drop In feature is also coming to tablets running Amazon's Fire OS, Android or iOS, if it's enabled at the other end – so you can instantly connect an audio or video call from your tablet if you're on a pre-approved list of contacts.

Eddy Cue explains Apple’s original video content strategy

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue appeared onstage at SXSW on Monday, and discussed a range of topics, including their just-announced acquisition of magazine app Texture. Cue also made some comments regarding Apple’s recent moves in original video content, where it’s been acquiring a number of TV series from high-profile creators.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

You won't find a bigger and better Android phone than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, thanks to its oversized 6.2-inch curved screen and low-light-defeating dual-lens camera. Sure, it looks exactly like last year's S8 Plus, but it does fix the fingerprint sensor location (it's now center-aligned on the back) and speakers (now stereo). The new AR Emoji mode is overrated, though, and its higher price is tough to justify. This is for people who want the biggest screen and the best camera on one phone.

The Navy keeps encountering mysterious UFOs — and no one can figure out what they are

One of the reasons why there has not been a serious effort is because there is a negative stigma associated with those who believe that the UFOs may be visitors from beyond Earth.

Lyft says its revenue is growing nearly 3x faster than Uber’s

Lyft made a lot of progress in 2017, helped by strong market expansion within the U.S. and riding some very bad news from its primary rival, Uber. That’s helped it grow revenue to more than $1 billion as measured by GAAP standards for its fiscal 2017, with a particularly strong Q4 during which its revenue outpaced Uber’s by 2.75x, lifted (get it?) 168 percent year-over-year, versus 61 percent growth for Uber’s revenue relative to its own performance during the final quarter of 2017.

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The money apps a personal finance writer uses to budget, check accounts and save for goals

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Guessed before I read it. In times like this, I wish I was wrong with intuition. Anyone who thinks that human civilization will carry forth in this manner is delusional, or, secretly wishes the end of civilization, again.

Americans are now more impatient online shoppers than ever — and it's all because of Amazon

Customers who are members of Amazon's Prime service — which current estimates peg at about 90 million strong — could be leading this charge. According to the same survey, Prime members have even higher expectations. Their maximum acceptable wait time is only 3.8 days — nearly a day less than the average of non-Prime members, at 4.5 days.

Elon Musk is making a big change to his Hyperloop and Boring Company plans

"Adjusting The Boring Company plan: all tunnels & Hyperloop will prioritize pedestrians & cyclists over cars," Musk wrote. "Will still transport cars, but only after all personalized mass transit needs are met. It's a matter of courtesy & fairness. If someone can't afford a car, they should go first."

Tesla raised its Supercharger rates across the US

Tesla told Electrek that even if it adjusts Supercharger prices, they'll always be less expensive than gas. "We occasionally adjust rates to reflect current local electricity and usage. The overriding principle is that Supercharging will always remain significantly cheaper than gasoline, as we only aim to recover a portion of our costs while setting up a fair system for everyone," said Tesla. "This will never be a profit center for Tesla." You can check what Tesla's Supercharger prices are in your region here .

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