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You can now play 100 classic Atari 2600 games on PC

Atari Vault, a collection of 100 classic Atari 2600 games including Asteroids, Centipede, and Tempest, is now available for download on Steam. The bundle, first announced back in January, is only...

Sad Ben Affleck just heard that everyone hates 'Batman v Superman'

We are so sorry, Ben.

11 new trailers you should watch this week

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We talked to MAGIC! about romantic vaping and their new single with Sean Paul

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Pokémon GO will have you scouring your city for monsters

Niantic Labs has revealed details about its upcoming augmented reality game, Pokémon GO, which it first announced in September 2015. Based on the wildly po

How Microsoft's HoloLens could change communication via 'Holoportation' | ZDNet

Microsoft Research is working on a 3D communications technology that simulates teleportation using the HoloLens augmented-reality glasses that it has dubbed 'Holoportation.'

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Don't touch James Corden's fridge.

Microsoft's giant Surface whiteboard is finally shipping after numerous delays

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will.i.am - home

Technology is infused into the world of will.i.am as an essential element.  It powers everything that he does. As the Director of Creative Innovation for Intel, will.i.am conceptualizes the next frontier of interactive technology by acting as an idea generator.  Earlier this year,  will.i.am debuted the first song on another planet, premiering his song, “Reach for the Stars” from Mars to mark the successful landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover.  His interest in the interplay between digital photography and augmented technology, will.i.am also created the i.am+ foto.soho, an iPhone case that dramatically improves the quality and social aspects of the built-in camera.    

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What the Dalai Lama can teach us about living well

He may seem a surprising source for such guidance. People around the world admire his wisdom and compassion and are drawn by his charisma. But few realize his value as a futurist who ponders our problems and their solutions globally and over centuries, a visionary who senses what we will need to meet the demands of our coming reality.

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A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system

When a kid commits a crime, the US justice system has a choice: prosecute to the full extent of the law, or take a step back and ask if saddling young people with criminal records is the right thing to do every time. In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people's lives for the better instead of ruining them.

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The victims of the Brussels attacks

Adelma Tapia Ruiz, 36, was the mother of 3-year-old twin daughters. Originally from Peru, she had lived in Brussels for nine years and was traveling to New York to see family when a bomb exploded at the airport. "It’s very complicated to describe this pain that we’re feeling at home," her brother wrote on Facebook after her death.

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Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google's stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later  dropped the price from $499.95 to $149.

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Google’s $149 Nik Collection photo editing software is now available for free

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

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Netflix admits to throttling speeds for AT&T and Verizon subscribers

“We’re outraged to learn that Netflix is apparently throttling video for their AT&T customers without their knowledge or consent,” said Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs.

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Batman V Superman: The Showgirls of superhero films

The next five scenes, which whip by in roughly 14 minutes, feel just as scattershot. Lane relaxes in a bathtub while arguing with Clark Kent (played once more by Henry Cavill) about the seriousness of their relationship and the number of people who died in Nairobi ("I don't know if it's possible... for you to love me and be you"), which he magically dispels by handing her a rose and kissing her in the tub. (Really, she laughs the whole thing off.) Then we're whisked to a creepy underground dungeon filled with over a dozen enslaved women, where we follow a policeman on his way to finding a tied-up perp—and an apparent sex trafficker—while Batman hangs out perched on the ceiling, apparently waiting for the cop to show up before grimacing at said officer and vanishing.

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Oculus starts shipping the finished Rift headset

It finally happened. After nearly four years of crowdfunding , developer kits , an acquisition by Facebook and seemingly endless hype , the finished Oculus Rift headset is shipping to its first customers. Oculus chief Brendan Iribe has confirmed that his company's initial batch of VR wearables should reach customers as early as March 28th, or just in time to make the promised March timeframe. It's still not certain who will get the early bragging rights, but Oculus did say that Kickstarter backers will get the completed Rift for free instead of paying the usual $599 -- they're the ones who'll laugh last.

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Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for roughly $100 million

It’s not known what Snapchat may have planned for Bitstrips, but last year Bitstrips began allowing avatars to be overlaid onto any image . It’s possible Snapchat just wants to let you be part of any snap.

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This fish walks up waterfalls, and that isn't even the weirdest thing about it

Only a few years ago, Flammang would’ve been stuck. That awesome video would probably have been all she knew about this novel cavefish. Because even if she could get permission to film in the caves, she would still need a way to see what the fish’s skeleton looked like. And none of the museums that owned preserved specimens were about to let anyone cut into something that rare. “Museum specimens are everybody’s specimens,” says Paul Gignac, a biologist and 3-D imaging specialist at Oklahoma State University. “They’re not things you can sample destructively, especially when they’re very rare specimens that other people may someday need.”

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Amazon's new commercial features a dog willing to do anything to make this baby happy

This new spot from Amazon that is targeted at the Japanese market features all the usual suspects: A baby, a dog, the yearn for love, and all these tears...no, shut up it's just allergy season.

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How an irate developer briefly broke JavaScript

At around 5:30PM ET on Tuesday, JavaScript broke. More specifically, npm, the package manager used by most JavaScript developers to source, test, and prepare their code for release, began failing. For thousands of developers all over the world, the most essential tool in their workflow wouldn't work.

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Apple is working on a TV series about app developers

Details about the effort are currently scarce, and Apple was reticent to describe the show's format, the people involved, or when it will see release. However, Cue did say that the show will be made available across Apple devices. Whether or not this new series will be the backbone for a more robust TV service like what observers have been clamoring for is currently unclear.

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Apple Music gets an Android widget

Apple Music on Android is pretty much identical to its iOS counterpart, but its latest update adds a unique feature for the platform: a widget. You can now add an Apple Music widget on your home screens if you want quick access to the service. Like any other standard music widget, it gives you a way to pause, play and skip tracks without having to launch the app itself. There's a heart that you can tap to let it know that you like what's playing, but if you need to access other features, you'll just have to go into the app.

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Amazon shows you how to make an Echo with Raspberry Pi

If you're into messing with hardware and have some basic programming skills, you can put together an Amazon Alexa device of your very own. Amazon has even put together an official guide to do so on GitHub, Lifehacker reports . You'll need to snag a Raspberry Pi 2 and a USB microphone to make it happen, but you've probably got the other required hardware (a micro-SD card for storage, for example) lying around. Unfortunately, due to limitations with Amazon's Voice Services, your creation can't listen for trigger words like Echo and Echo Dot. Instead, you'll have to hit a button to issue commands.

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Smartwatches and the three-second rule

That seems like a pretty obvious conclusion when you give the category of wearables even a moment’s thought. Personal Digital Assistants like the Palm Pilot or Pocket PCs or even Apple’s Newton were usually not very useful unless you regularly synced them with your "real" computer. They ranged from very simple and cheap to very expensive — and almost all of them were pretty slow. The most powerful PDAs tried to do way too much and had fairly awful battery life.

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Mazda's MX-5 RF and Audi's R8 Spider steal the show in New York

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Will Virtual Reality Go Mainstream?

Virtual reality technology continues to advance at a blistering pace, thanks in large part to the variety of hardware options that have hit the market—from the $5 Google Cardboard to the $100 Samsung Gear to the $400 Playstation VR to the $600-$3000 Oculus Rift. As a result, more and more brands and studios are investing in these platforms. From Facebook to Playstation to Hollywood to McDonald's, companies are sinking millions into VR research and development.

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Man arrested for failing to return VHS rental 14 years ago

Meyers shock wasn’t from the unpleasant reminder that he’d rented such a dismal movie, but that he was being arrested for not returning the rental. It happened 14 years ago, and the store in Kannapolis, north-east of Charlotte, doesn’t even exist anymore.

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Hackers steal data on Verizon enterprise customers, put it up for sale online

According to Krebs, the data was put up for sale by a "prominent member of a closely guarded underground cybercrime forum." The entire database was priced at $100,000, though the hacker offered to sell it off in chunks, as well: $10,000 for 100,000 records. The hacker is also selling information on weaknesses in Verizon's website, Krebs reports. Verizon has not provided details on how the hack occurred, though it acknowledged a vulnerability and said it is notifying its customers.

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Netflix Announces Mobile Data Saver, Admits It's Been Capping Streams For Years

According to a post on Netflix’ company blog, the streaming service has been capping video streams at 600Kbps for years in an effort to make sure that you don’t exceed your data cap. While it’s sweet Netflix cares so much, many consumers would probably like to make that choice for themselves. To compensate, Netflix is going to roll out its Mobile Data Saver feature, which will allow users to choose whether they blow through a lot or a little of their data while binge watching on the road.

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Technology Device Ownership: 2015

For example, e-reader device ownership has fallen. Today, about one-in-five adults (19%) report owning an e-reader, while in early 2014 that share was a third (32%). Ownership of MP3 players has not had a notable decline, but the percentage of adults who own one has hovered around the 40% mark since 2008. And computer ownership levels have stayed roughly where they were a decade ago. These changes are all taking place in a world where smartphones are transforming into all-purpose devices that can take the place of specialized technology, such as music players, e-book readers and gaming devices. Some of the changes in device ownership patterns are particularly evident for young adults. Among those ages 18-29, ownership of MP3 players and computers has declined by double digits in the past five years. In 2010, three-quarters of 18- to 29-year-olds owned an MP3 player; by 2015, only half (51%) had one.

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As JetBlue Expands Its First Class, An Egalitarian Era Ends

JetBlue quietly began its experiment with first class, which it is calling Mint, in the summer of 2014 on flights from New York to San Francisco and Los Angeles, at a starting price of $599 one-way. Jamie Perry, JetBlue's VP of marketing, explains that the company was losing business to competing airlines with first- and business-class alternatives, particularly on longer routes. "On flights over five or six hours, customers would book with other airlines, even though they were extremely loyal to us on shorter routes," he explains. "We had to grapple with this question: Do we stay all Core [JetBlue's term for economy class] or do we try to win back those customers by offering a premium experience?"

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How GE is using 3D printing to unleash the biggest revolution in large-scale manufacturing in over a century | ZDNet

There's one other pivotal contribution from this Multi-Modal facility--economies of scale. Kumar said that GE contracts a large number of small suppliers who will struggle to meet the demands of such a large factory. Instead, the factory itself will assist in meeting burgeoning demand for certain products until local suppliers scale up their operations over time. Still, none of this fully explains why the Chakan factory is so unique, armed with a flexible spine that bends and contorts to the whims of GE's supply chain needs. If Chakan is the spear that is trying to hurtle GE towards a new manufacturing dawn, the tip of the spear that makes it all happen is its prized tool-- 3D printing.

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Google may be building its own Amazon Echo competitor (and it should)

“Nest asked to be included in a secret Google project to create a competitor to Amazon’s Echo, a voice-controlled personal assistant device,” The Information reports. “But the Google executive in charge of the project, which has not been reported on publicly until now, said Nest would not be involved in its development, according to a person with knowledge of the discussion.”

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Why Learning To Code Won't Save Your Job

Finally, there are jobs for those willing to assist with our transition to a more computerized society. As employment counselors like to point out, self-checkout stations may have cost you your job as a supermarket cashier, but there’s a new opening for that person who assists customers having trouble scanning their items at the kiosk, swiping their debit cards, or finding the SKU code for Swiss chard. It’s a slightly more skilled job and may even pay better than working as a regular cashier.

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Microsoft apologizes for offensive tirade by its 'chatbot'

Microsoft has enjoyed better success with a chatbot called XiaoIce that the company launched in China in 2014. XiaoIce is used by about 40 million people and is known for "delighting with its stories and conversations," according to Microsoft.

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Automatron Robot Modifications - Fallout 4 Wiki Guide - IGN

Fallout 4's New Automatron DLC allows players to build and modify robots at the new Robot Workbench. This station unlocks early in the Automatron story.

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How Your Startup Can Become the Next Uber

He followed the companies through 2010, interviewing company leaders, investors, customers, and journalists, until the field had dwindled from five to just two. By that time, he knew what had gone wrong--and right--for each company. Here's how your startup can increase its chances of being Uber, not Sidecar.

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Mapstr adds directions to its app to keep track of your favorite places

French startup Mapstr is a nifty bookmarking apps, but for your favorite places. It lets you keep track of restaurants, bars, shops or your friends’ homes. With today’s update, you can now get walking, driving and public transport directions with integrations with Google Maps, Uber and Citymapper .

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Uber is trying to recruit engineers by randomly sending a coding game to play during rides

"I think it’s kind of a crapshoot either way," Debner told Business Insider. "I don’t know if answering a timed 60-second quiz in a dark Uber when the driver is trying to talk to you is the best way. If someone passes all of it, it’s kind of like a free phone screening."

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5 Reasons You Should Still Jailbreak Your iPhone

Jailbreaking isn’t the hot topic it once was . All the new features in iOS, plus the iPhone’s availability on all the major US carriers means it’s no longer such a compelling proposition (especially given the drawbacks). But is the golden era of jailbreaking truly over? Here are 5 reasons why it’s still worth cracking open your iPhone’s operating system.

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More Encryption, More Notifications, More Email Security

Posted by Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead and Jonathan Pevarnek, Jigsaw Engineer Today, we’re announcing a variety of new protections that will help keep Gmail users even safer and promote email security best practices across the Internet as a whole. New tools and industry standards make email even safer On Safer Internet Day this year, we introduced a new visual element to Gmail that lets users know when they’ve received a message that wasn’t delivered using encryption or if they’re composing a message to a recipient whose email service doesn’t support TLS encryption. It’s the red lock icon featured below: This has had an immediate, positive effect on Gmail security. In the 44 days since we introduced it, the amount of inbound mail sent over an encrypted connection increased by 25% . We’re very encouraged by this progress! Given the relative ease of implementing encryption and its significant benefits for users, we expect to see this progress continue. However, as our recent research with the University of Michigan and University of Illinois shows, misconfigured or malicious parts of the Internet can still tamper with email encryption.

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The company suggests that switching between most of these modules is relatively easy and that their Voxelizer software is capable of generating toolpaths for every one of them. Of course, the user-friendliness of such a complex system must depend on the user, but if you’re the type to 3D print, mill, laser engrave and bake a cake all on the same machine, then ZMorph likely had you in mind.

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Mesosphere raises $73.5 million with Microsoft participating, launches Velocity tool

Mesosphere , a startup that sells a  “data center operating system” drawing on open-source tools such as Apache Mesos, today announced a $73.5 million funding round. Hewlett Packard Enterprise led the round, with participation from Microsoft, according to a blog post .

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To Fight the FBI, Apple Ditched Secrecy for Openness

How did Apple pull this off, when faced with the federal government’s onslaught and widespread public anxiety about terrorism, stoked in no small part by the San Bernardino shooting? In this case, it went off script. A company famous for its secrecy, and famous among reporters for stonewalling, opened itself to the media and the public in an unprecedented way to ensure that its side of the story was heard. For a company whose image is largely defined by its products, Apple’s PR machine churned to communicate that its principles matter too.

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Apple made it mindlessly easy to design a custom Watch

If you head over to the gallery page now , three tabs let you slide between different cases, bands and faces just like those animal flip-books from your childhood. And, much like the Zeb-monk-aroo you made at 8 years old, the watch you'll end up with will likely be just as rare, and exotically priced. There's still no option to click and buy your creation, so you'll have to either navigate the online cart and pick out all the bits. Or, darn it, head into a store after all.

44 'Erase and I will draw again': the struggle behind Cairo's revolutionary graffiti wall

The artists helped humanise an area that during the worst clashes was littered with thrown stones and broken glass. The city’s walls have become complex documents, authored and re-authored like ramshackle Wikipedia pages. No artwork on the wall was ever considered permanent: government employees frequently whitewashed it by morning. “Erase even more, you cowardly regime,” Abo Bakr wrote on a wall in a message to the whitewashers. “Erase and I will draw again.” He even began to play with the censorship, painting over his own murals. At one point, when Islamists were dominating Tahrir Square and public discourse in general, he painted Qur’anic verses berating the sins of pride, power-seeking and hypocrisy – embarrassing the Islamists with the very texts they claim for their own.

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Did You Put Off Your Taxes? Don’t Panic, Use These Apps

Tax season really snuck up on you again, didn’t it? (What day is it again?) You still have until Monday, April 18 to file and pay your taxes, and while that’s plenty of time to get all your paperwork in order, you might need a little help.

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All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April 2016

Just as winter gives way to spring, movies come and go from Netflix. On the way in we’ve got classics like 2001 , A Clockwork Orange , Boogie Nights , and Sunset Boulevard . On the way out is Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle , Flashdance , and Hotel Rwanda .

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Apple Invites Millions More Into Its Ecosystems By Dropping Device Prices

With the new iPhone SE, Apple hit within the $300 to $400 price range that Android phone makers like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Nextbit, have been targeting with near-premium-grade phones for the past two years. The base model iPhone SE, at $399, gives Apple a chance to compete for some of those phone buyers. Especially in emerging markets like India, that price point may put the cache of the Apple brand within the grasp of many smartphone users for the first time.

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$16K Jet Ski Has the Horsepower of a BMW for Some Reason

The 2016 FX Cruiser SVHO is Yamaha’s top-of-the-line WaveRunner, and it’s a crazy balance of power and grandeur. According to Yamaha, its 250-horsepower, fuel-injected, four-cylinder engine gives it a top speed of 70mph. Its hearty 1,812cc of torque gets it off the line quickly, too. All of that makes this beast much more than a lake-faring minivan, even if it has features like cruise control, comfy seats, and cupholders.

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Apple issues new iOS 9.3 build for older iPhones and iPads

The patched-up version of iOS 9.3 is now out and available for download. Users can plug their affected iPads or iPhones to a computer to update them via iTunes -- just make sure the build is called 13E236 -- or download version 9.3 over the air if they haven't yet. We hope that unlocks any device affected... and that those who preordered the new iPad Pro or iPhone SE thinking that the bug was a sign to upgrade don't regret it too much.

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