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See Stephen Hawking explain what happened before Big Bang

Was there anything there? Was there nothing there? Was there even a there there?

Oscar favorite Gary Oldman wants kids to get off their phones

Commentary: The actor says kids only care about the present, not history. History says Oldman once fronted a campaign for HTC phones.

Watch someone stand beneath a Blue Angels fighter on takeoff

Commentary: Why do people do this? Because they do.

Luke Skywalker and Wonder Woman had a special moment at the Oscars

When franchises collide.

August smart lock users can now ask Google Assistant if their doors are closed

Now a user can ask the Google Assistant, "Hey Google, is my door closed?"

Google Nest backs #MeToo movement in weird Oscars 2018 ad

A dad tries to teach his son respect for women. Oddly, he can't talk to him face to face.

We're No. 2! 'The Emoji Movie' gets Razzie for worst movie of 2018

We're No. 2! Winning four Razzie Awards, the animated film made Patrick Stewart's talking-poo emoji proud.

Find out if your old password was hacked

A new tool makes it easier to know if your old passwords have been compromised.

This shirt with Timothée Chalamet's face on it is the fiercest Oscars red carpet look

Where do we get one?

Accused rapist Kobe Bryant just won an Oscar and yup, people are pissed

Kobe won and we all lost.

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049

What the sequel can tell us about the state of sci-fi and America's appetite for dystopia.

Here's the full Oscars 2018 winners list

Will 'Get Out' go all the way?

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And the Oscar for Best Picture of 2017 goes to The Shape of Water

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Apple kept having to call 911 after staff kept slamming into glass walls, and here are the transcripts

Apple is reportedly planning to release a cheaper MacBook Air later this year

According to 9to5Mac , analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects that Apple will release a 13-inch MacBook Air “with a lower price tag,” later this year, and that the lower price could help boost Apple’s laptop sales.

Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco

Instead, Starcity residents get a bedroom of 130 square feet to 220 square feet. Many of the buildings will feature some units with a private bath for a higher rent. But Jon Dishotsky, Starcity’s co-founder and chief executive, said a ratio of one bathroom for every two to three bedrooms makes the most sense for large-scale affordability. The average one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco rents for $3,300 a month, but Starcity rooms go for $1,400 to $2,400 a month fully furnished, with utilities and Wi-Fi included.

Jupiter has the blues in new NASA 'Twilight Zone' image

Jupiter isn't the most colorful spot in the solar system. It looks like a watercolor swirl of white, orange, brown, yellow and bit of dull red like we see in the Great Red Spot .

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The Fibaro Wall Plug sheds light on power consumption

I like the idea of a visual indication of how much power I'm using. Of course, if you're not interesting in a constantly glowing plug, you can turn the LED indicator off by pressing and holding the plug's white button for about 3 seconds. You can also reactivate the light this way. Fibaro markets the light ring as both a power indicator and a night light, but it's sensible that you can disable this feature completely if you prefer.

Women cybersecurity experts: RSA Conference couldn't find you

The conference organizers don't seem to be limited to keynote speakers from sponsor companies, though. Three keynote speakers don't appear to have direct ties to sponsor companies. Two of them are cryptography experts. Whitfield Diffie helped lay the groundwork for what would become known as the RSA public-key system, a tool that lets users send a coded message that only the intended recipient can read. Moxie Marlinspike is the creator of Open Whisper Systems, the company behind the encrypted chat app Signal .

Apple is reportedly planning a ‘giant’ iPhone with 2688×1242 screen, two SIMs, and gold option

A third phone is expected to feature the same “edge-to-edge screen as the iPhone X as well as Face ID instead of a fingerprint sensor,” but will use LCD screen technology and an aluminum frame rather than the iPhone X’s OLED screen and stainless steel. It’s unclear whether this phone will get an A12 upgrade or remain on the A11, making it similar in capabilities to the iPhone X.

Putin will 'never' extradite indicted Russian trolls to US

The 13 Russians indicted by the US on charges of tampering with the 2016 election will "never" be extradited, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, while denying they acted on behalf of himself or Russia.

11 Amazon will stop selling Nest smart home devices, escalating its war with Google

After missing out on smartphones and finding limited success with its line of Fire tablets, Amazon is betting big on Alexa as a new computing platform. Alexa is both Amazon's AI assistant and its platform for smart home gadgets, including connected lights, door locks, and music speakers. The company has gotten more aggressive with competitors recently — especially Google, the owner of Nest, which is Amazon's biggest competitor in the smart home with its own Google Assistant platform. Amazon also announced in February that it would buy Ring , the maker of camera-equipped doorbells and other connected home security devices, in a deal said to be worth about $1 billion.

Sprint 5G coming to LA, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston | ZDNet

The six cities will begin experiencing 5G upgrades on Sprint as of April, with the carrier saying it will deliver the first US 5G mobile network in the first half of 2019 thanks to its 'deep spectrum position'.

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Silicon Valley's Season Five Trailer Has a Hidden Message for All You Nerds Out There

Save your Samsung Gallery Stories before they disappear forever

After March 27, all of your personal information collected by Samsung to use for Stories will be deleted to protect your personal information. "However, information that must be stored in accordance with applicable laws and regulations will be stored for the period specified by the relevant laws and regulations and then disposed of immediately," the company stated in an email.

The five things that kill your iPhone's battery the fastest | ZDNet

There are no end of tips and tricks out there to help you get more out of your iPhone's battery, but based on exhaustive testing I've narrowed down the five things that drain your battery the fastest.

GodMode, a pill promising gamers a boost, is hard to swallow

Some of GodMode's ingredients might sound more familiar than others. They include theobromine, which is found in tea and which Boss Level Labs said aids in memory, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills. Caffeine is an ingredient, as is yamabushitake, a mushroom extract the company said can reduce depression and anxiety and serve as a cognitive enhancer.

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'Blade Runner 2049' cinematographer Roger Deakins, who just won an Oscar, on how he approached the film:

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8 Oscar-nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now

If you're wondering what technical award this was nominated for, I'll save you a search. It's Visual Effects. That doesn't mean this Marvel film isn't worth your time. The Guardian films are humorous, visual candy that groove along in space to the tunes of classic oldies music. Plus if you haven't seen it, it's worth catching up on all the big Marvel films before "Avengers: Infinity War" releases in May.

The data behind Hollywood's sexism

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How emerging technology will shape New York City's future

I'll answer your question a little differently, which is I'm very bullish on what that future's going to look like especially for people, like me, who have the blessing of the ability to participate today. I have access to broadband, I have data plans on my phone, I have the blessing of being able to afford those access services. We need to make sure that everyone has the ability to participate if we really want to accomplish our fairness goals, if we really want to strengthen the community through technology, it's got to be something that's built for everybody, which is why we're focused on our 'make tech work for all people' mantra.

Inside the Oscar-nominated sound that steers 'Baby Driver'

Noises made by things that appear on screen are called diegetic sounds (as opposed to nondiegetic sounds such as a film's musical score or a voice-over). Achieving the desired effect for "Baby Driver" meant approaching the sound design in a whole new way. "Normally in the UK we work in time code, and in America we work in frames," says Slater. "For 'Baby Driver' we work in bars and beats. Everything had to be broken down to musical notation."

Making an Emotionally Appealing Fish-Man for 'The Shape of Water'

In 2014, they went to Bleak House , del Toro’s second home/personal monster museum, and got to work. The director showed them his sketch of the fish-man, which at the time looked like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Grasso and Meng each began building 24-inch-tall preliminary sculptures known as maquettes. Del Toro pushed the pair to make their fish-men as handsome as possible; if his movie was going to work, the audience would have to believe that Eliza could fall in love with the Asset. “The very first thing I sculpted was a little head-and-shoulders bust of a fish-man," Meng says. "He liked it, but he thought it was too monstrous. He said, ‘Make it like a George Clooney of fish-men!’”

Why building AR apps could put developers on the cutting edge of digital content

Palm: Well, I have to voice the excitement of many of our clients. Our clients use Fiber for their playing collaboration in a much more flow-based way and these collect in a super unknown products, both on the business side and on the development side. One very big group of clients that we have Fiber are AR and VR developers. There's some are on the platform side, for example Unity and the others, but then we also have really cool companies like, for example, Resolution Games, that are going to come up very soon now with a super cool pirates game.

Jimmy Kimmel Brings His Activism To The Oscars In Excellent Opening Monologue

“This is a night for positive change,” he said, a few minutes into a speech that a.) addressed last year’s Best Picture flub, b.) established an upbeat tone for the evening, and c.) shouted out a number of activist movements that have been in the national conversation the last few months, namely #MeToo, Time’s Up, and Never Again.

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Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley

But a funny thing happened: By the end of the tour, the coastal elites had caught the heartland bug. Several used Zillow, the real estate app, to gawk at the availability of cheap homes in cities like Detroit and South Bend and fantasize about relocating there. They marveled at how even old-line manufacturing cities now offer a convincing simulacrum of coastal life, complete with artisanal soap stores and farm-to-table restaurants.

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Today in Apple history: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer retires

March 4, 2014: Peter Oppenheimer, the Apple chief financial officer who presided over a decade of skyrocketing growth, steps down from the company.

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Miami is the base for Ford's first autonomous vehicle business as it tests how customers react to deliveries from self-driving cars. 

You can live stream the Oscars online — here's how

You can only stream the Oscars ceremony on ABC's website and app with a participating TV provider in a select list of markets, or through a subscription-based service.

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The Amazon-Google feud deepens with a fight over smart home component maker Nest

Esri's CityEngine's starring role in Oscar-nominated Blade Runner 2049

High-tech 3D software from Esri was used by Framestore to create special effects depicting a furturistic Las Vegas in Blade Runner 2049.

New LTE attacks can eavesdrop on text messages and spoof emergency alerts

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How to deal with your family sponging off your Netflix account

Everyone took the news well, thankfully. They told me they understood and that it'd had been good while it lasted. I think I felt most guilty for cutting off my parents, but it wouldn't have been fair on my brother, cousin, and aunt if I'd kicked some people off and not others. My wonderful parents didn't mind at all, and they're already setting up their own account to fuel their insatiable Grace and Frankie thirst. I should and could have done it sooner, but finding the right break-up method always takes a little bit of time.

Oculus Rift passes HTC Vive in the Steam hardware survey for the first time

Steam's monthly survey tracks the kinds of devices and platforms its users are on. It requires users to opt-in, so it's in no way a complete representation of the hardware being used by everyone on Steam. Not to mention a fair share of Rift users likely only dive into VR through Oculus' own app.

How to add guests to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams users can now add anyone with an email address as a guest collaborator. Here's how to do it.

How long will the average Apple product last? Just over 4 years, analyst says

Working backwards to see when the number of sold devices was 750 million, Dediu found it was the third quarter of 2013. Ergo, the average lifespan for an Apple product is 4.3 years.

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Facebook won’t move news into a separate feed after all

Publishers are likely to breathe a sigh of relief over today’s news. While the amount of traffic that publishers receive from Facebook has been in free fall for more than a year, news outlets in the six countries where Facebook tested the Explore feed reported drops of an additional 30 percent or more.

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NYC's CTO Miguel Gamino explains why major technology innovations from drones to AI to blockchain will significantly impact how New Yorkers work, live, and play. 

Yes, DevOps is all about business growth, especially the digital variety | ZDNet

The urgency of DevOps extends well beyond the bounds of the data center. To compete in a software and data-driven economy, companies need to have a regular, predictable cadence of software delivery. There needs to be a systematic process of getting the latest releases -- potentially going straight to customers -- out the door. It may be daily, even hourly. DevOps opens up the path to disruption.

All of West Virginia’s teachers have been on strike for over a week

According to the New York Times , West Virginia’s teachers were initially considering a “rolling strike,” in which teachers in a few counties would walk out each day. Donnie Ellis, the husband of English teacher Robin Ellis, said he told his wife if they wanted a change they’d really have to go for it. “It’s got to be all-in or nothing,” he said.

If You Want a Robot to Stop Screwing Up, Hold Its Hand

The power to easily teach robots will make for highly adaptable machines far beyond an order fulfillment center. “Long term, it'll likely mean you don't necessarily think of robots just doing one specific thing, like buying a robot for X or Y or Z,” says UC Berkeley roboticist Pieter Abbeel, whose own startup Embodied Intelligence is using VR controls to teach robots skills . “But you buy a robot that can help you with anything, assuming you can give a few demonstrations.”

Make Medium Readable Again

Medium is pretty annoying to read when you're not logged in. This extension quietly fixes that on any Medium publication you visit. It makes your reading experience more bearable by: * Keeping the top navigation bar from sticking around * Hiding the bottom "Get Updates" bar completely * Shrinking massive header images * (Optionally) hiding the clap / share bar * (Optionally) loading all post images up front, instead of lazy loading as you scroll This extension is open source software! Want to contribute? Feel free: UPDATES v1.3 * Automatically shrink massive header images v1.2 * Fix extension not applying after navigating to a post from a publication * Add option to disable loading dynamic / lazy image loading

Hey Siri, take off! Get ready for more-advanced planes

It's a clear evening and the Arizona desert stretches in all directions, but I'm not here to admire the view. The Dassault Falcon that I'm flying in isn't an ordinary aircraft. Full of glowing displays and experimental warning systems, it tests technologies that may change the way we fly. Soon, advancements like voice assistants for pilots, augmented reality displays, and 3D printed components could find their into way into cockpits, making air travel safer and more efficient for both pilots and passengers.

10 Features Apple Killed in iOS 11

iOS 11 adds a lot of new and interesting features . From the redesigned Control Center, the new App Store to the new multitasking on iPad. But in the process, iOS has also removed some features. Here are the features you’ll no longer see in iOS 11.

Apple products you shouldn't buy (March 2018 edition) | ZDNet

Just because Apple offers something for sale doesn't mean that it's a good idea to buy it! Here's a list of Apple products that you shouldn't buy because they are old, or that newer versions are likely to land soon.

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52 AI bot cheats at video game by exploiting ancient bug
53 This pint-size $168 audio system packs a wallop
54 Affordable 4K projector proves resolution isn't everything
55 Google turns to Reddit community for ideas on how to improve Pixel phone
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58 Flying Taxis May Be Years Away, but the Groundwork Is Accelerating
59 The Best of MWC 2018
60 The Nintendo Switch made me swear off physical games
61 When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree
62 Ad network hijacks browsers for cryptojacking - Video | ZDNet
63 'House of Cards' new trailer hails Claire Underwood as chief
64 3 ways the 'smart office' will change the future of work | ZDNet
65 Xero founder Rod Drury steps down as CEO | ZDNet
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