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11 new trailers you should watch this week

Hi internet. Jake here. What's up? See anything good lately? After watching the trailer for Rogue One last week and getting really freaking pumped, I went home and watched Gareth Edwards' 2014 G...

Sharp's ultra-cute RoboHon robot phone goes on sale next month for $1,800

RoboHon, Sharp's dubiously useful but definitely adorable phone that walks around on two legs and projects you happy images when you're sad and alone in your bedroom, is actually making its way to...

Watch the trailer for a Russian superhero movie featuring a machine gun-wielding bear

The combined gross of Marvel's superhero movies is in the billions of dollars. The Russian film industry wants to replicate that success, but money isn't the only goal of such a film. A Russian...

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Apple, WWF Partner for ‘Apps for Earth’ Campaign on iOS

From now until April 24, 100 percent of the proceeds from participating apps and in-app purchases will be donated to support WWF’s global conservation work.

6 Social Media Trends That Will Transform Your Business

The social media landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, how are you staying ahead? Here's 6 social media trends that will transform your business.

Watch how 3D Touch may end up working on Android N

Code alluding to a 3D Touch-like feature coming for Android N have been spoofed, giving us a preview of what Google may be thinking.

Watch the first trailer for Sundance hit The Birth of a Nation

Fox Searchlight just released the first trailer for Sundance darling The Birth of a Nation ahead of its October release. Here, those who couldn't attend the festival this year can see director Nate...

Yes, the jet-powered hoverboard is real, and yes, the creator has crashed it

One of the most talked about things this week was a strange video of a man who appeared to have a real life jet-powered hoverboard. The video was published by Zapata Racing, which has made w...

Animated 'Batman' movie 'The Killing Joke' lands R rating

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2 Forbes Welcome

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

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The most mysterious star in the universe

Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As astronomer Tabetha Boyajian investigated this perplexing celestial object, a colleague suggested something unusual: Could it be an alien-built megastructure? Such an extraordinary idea would require extraordinary evidence. In this talk, Boyajian gives us a look at how scientists search for and test hypotheses when faced with the unknown.

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Running QuickTime on Windows? Uninstall Now

Security firm Trend Micro on Thursday warned that Apple will no longer issue security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving the software open to attacks. Worse yet, Trend Micro just identified two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting the platform. The company has not (yet) discovered any active attacks against these bugs, but issued an "urgent call to action" advising users to uninstall QuickTime for Windows right away to be on the safe side.

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Why Self Care Is So Important

You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. And that only makes things worse.

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AMC Backs Down on Its Nightmarish Vision of Texting In Movie Theaters

Earlier this week, America was up in arms against the latest popcorn-related scandal to rock the country. AMC Theaters chief Adam Aron said that the largest theater chain in America was considering allowing moviegoers to text during screenings to attract millennial audiences. Well, the people have spoken, and the plan is no more.

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The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

Yet among the 38 previously undisclosed companies receiving In-Q-Tel funding, the research focus that stands out is social media mining and surveillance; the portfolio document lists several tech companies pursuing work in this area, including Dataminr, Geofeedia, PATHAR, and TransVoyant.

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Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency

Most people don’t see Facebook as a media company—an outlet designed to inform us. It doesn’t look like a newspaper, magazine, or news website. But if Facebook decides to tamper with its algorithm—altering what we see—it’s akin to an editor deciding what to run big with on the front page, or what to take a stand on. The difference is that readers of traditional media (including the web) can educate themselves about a media company’s political leanings. Media outlets often publish op-eds and editorials, and have a history of how they treat particular stories. Not to mention that Facebook has the potential to reach vastly, vastly more readers than any given publication.

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Report: Red Dead Redemption 2 world map leaked

As with many rumors and reports, it’s worth noting that none of this information has been confirmed or verified by the series’ developer, Rockstar Games, or publisher, Take-Two Interactive. Neither company has officially confirmed the existence of a new “Red Dead” game. That said, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick referred to the series as one of the company’s “permanent” franchises, indicating that the company planned to get around to a sequel sooner or later.

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The final seasons of Game of Thrones might have fewer episodes

The exact number of episodes is still up in the air and production on the seventh season doesn't start until July, meaning there's still time for the details to shift. And while the exact episodic breakdown of the show's final seasons hasn't been determined, Benioff and Weiss have made it clear the show has become too vast and too ambitious to cram 10 episodes into a standard production cycle. "It's crossing out of a television schedule into more of a mid-range movie schedule," said Weiss. The haggling over final details just serves as a reminder that HBO's flagship drama is going to ride off into the sunset sooner rather than later. When the sixth season premieres on April 24th, try not to take it for granted.

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UK’s Onfido raises $25M as it brings its background checking platform to the US

The other area that makes Onfido unique is its focus on machine-learning technology. While there are people on its team that do legwork to carry out certain checks — criminal background checks in the U.S., for example, often require physical visits to courthouses to verify — it’s pushing as much of the work onto its software platform. The machine learning aspect essentially means that with each check it does, Onfido’s platform is getting faster and better at carrying out future checks across some 20 different categories like credit ratings and verifying documents.

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Apple urges New York court to reject efforts to force it to unlock iPhone in drug case

A pple urged a federal court on Friday to reject efforts to force the company to help break into an iPhone as part of a New York drug investigation because it is unnecessary.

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San Francisco now wants all 37,000 Uber and Lyft drivers to get business licenses

"We have serious concerns with the City's plan to collect and display Lyft drivers' personal information in a publicly available database. People in San Francisco, who are choosing to drive with Lyft to help make ends meet, shouldn't have to compromise their privacy in order to share a ridem" a Lyft spokesperson said.

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Huawei is launching its own VR headset to rival Samsung's Gear VR

It’s got a touch panel and control buttons on the back that you can use to navigate through the VR app and you can adjust the lenses to suit your eyes. The headset can accommodate myopia down to -7.00, according to Huawei, and offers a 360-degree sound field.

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Engadget on Twitter

Livestream's Mevo camera lets you edit video for Facebook Live on the fly http://engt.co/1V7jcdv  pic.twitter.com/BuKjgJxHiU

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Apple Recovered $40 Million in Gold From Recycled Devices Last Year

Apple’s recycling push might not be solely about protecting the environment. It seems used devices can also mean big money, with the company recovering an estimated $40 million worth of gold from recycled iPhones , iPads , Macs , and other devices.

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Canadian police had a BlackBerry master key since 2010

Redacted court documents that chronicled a 2011 murder involving a Montreal crime syndicate and were recently made public revealed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used a master encryption key in its investigation to intercept over 1 million messages sent using BlackBerry Messenger between 2010 and 2012.

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A Screenshot Tour of Vivaldi, the New Power-User Web Browser

The first thing you’ll see when you open up Vivaldi is the new tab page. You’ll find a familiar speed dial of your favorite web sites, and you can remove pages quickly, click an ddrag to move them around, or add new sites by clicking the “+” icon. The tab at the top of the page allows you to access bookmarks and history as well. You can even create a second (or third, fourth, and so on) speed dial page for more particular needs. For example, you can have one for work and one for regular browsing, and switch between them whenever you want. If you hop into the Preferences (File > Preferences), you can change the background color, number of columns, and more.

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Obama backs FCC plan to open up cable box competition

Under the Unlock the Box plan, the set-top boxes required for cable service would be opened up to third parties in an effort to increase competition. That would also lead to lower prices and more options as consumers gain a lot more choice in how they want to access their television service. Of course, the cable companies stand to lose millions if they're no longer to able to bundle a pre-determined box with services.

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How long will you keep your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad? Apple reckons three years | ZDNet

Apple outlines the expected first-owner lifespan of the Watch in its environmental questions page, which it updated with the Thursday launch of Apps for Earth, where Apple is donating sales from participating apps to the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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China blocks Medium as it continues to lord over the Web

That being said, the blocking of people’s access to outside uncensored sources is something that shouldn’t be decided by a committee and regardless of the country’s vibrant economy, it could stand to lose a lot more than it’s gained if the blocking continues. There are only so many doors you can shut.

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U.S. government tells Windows customers to delete QuickTime due to hacking dangers

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Amazon Developing TV Series From Bob Dylan Songs

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the winds blows," as Bob Dylan sang long ago during my baby boomer days. Maybe they could name this series based on his songs "Highway 61 Revisited?" But I seriously doubt it. Netflix is just looking to make a buck from nostalgia. And nostalgia, unfortunately, isn't what it used to be as I have found out In my old age. Dylan's a great icon and artist, protean and constantly evolving in his public persona. and more so even now in his old age. So why should he be criticized as he cashes in on his legend? After all, didn't the Supreme Court rule in its Citizens United decision a corporation is a person? Bob Dylan has just reversed the order of that ruling with this latest merchandising of his legend.

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Digital Media: Driving in the Dark at 100 Miles an Hour With No Headlights

In fact, Lerer said, there’s never been a better time for digital media, and BuzzFeed is on top of its game—growing quickly, expanding into new markets, etc. “Anyone who thinks that this isn’t a terrific time to be in digital content is dead wrong,” he said. “It’s just different. And if you want to succeed, you have to open your eyes and realize how it’s different, and take advantage of it.”

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Skype voice and video calls now work plugin-free on Microsoft’s Edge browser

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Skype was founded by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis who were also the founders of the file sharing application …

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PCMag - Best iPhone Apps for April 2016 | Facebook

The 10 Best iPhone Apps for April 2016: http://bit.ly/1rRdEpz

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The CEOs of Google and Oracle met for 6 hours Friday but failed to settle their lawsuit

The CEOs of Oracle and Google met for six hours on Friday but failed to reach a deal to end their massive copyright lawsuit over Google's use of Java in Android.

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Facebook Says it Doesn't Try to Influence How People Vote

“Voting is a core value of democracy and we believe that supporting civic participation is an important contribution we can make to the community. We encourage any and all candidates, groups, and voters to use our platform to share their views on the election and debate the issues. We as a company are neutral – we have not and will not use our products in a way that attempts to influence how people vote.”

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Alphabet is plotting a digital city full of Google cars, high-speed Internet and maybe more!

According to a report in The Information , Sidewalk Labs, the company Google incubated in June and then turned into one of its Alphabet subsidiaries, is hatching a proposal to solicit bids from counties and states for a test bed “digital district.” Simultaneously, the company is plotting with high-profile consultants and urbanists about building out an entire city. Reportedly, the company is looking at parts of Denver and Detroit.

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The weird future of movie theater food

Every year movie studios and theater owners come together in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon convention. There are presentations about upcoming movies, sure, but CinemaCon is also a trade show, and that means the various vendors that serve the theaters have the opportunity to show off their wares. Think of it like CES, but for reclining chairs and designer popcorn buckets.

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AMC ditches plan to allow texting in theaters

AMC ditches plan to allow texting in theaters AMC CEO weighed idea to attract millennials. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1Sf2MfC

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Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2016)

This delayed-action response is a clever way to deal with never-before-seen malware, but it just doesn't jibe with current antivirus tests. Researchers expect the antivirus products to take action right away, blocking installation of new malware samples and cleaning up any existing infestations. They may allow a few minutes to be sure the antivirus has finished. But Webroot's analysis can take quite a bit longer. So what if it completely reverses the malware activity after an hour. At that point, it has already been marked as a failure. Due to this incompatibility, I have no results to report from my usual group of antivirus testing labs.

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Lucas Mearian on Twitter

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34 Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Apple Inc said the U.S. government had failed to show a continued need for its help accessing a locked iPhone in a New York drug case after a third party came forward with a solution to crack a different phone belonging to one of the shooters in December's San Bernardino killings.

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Live video viewing up 86% over last year in MLB’s At Bat app, thanks to addition of multitasking

The impact for MLB here could be notable, as the company’s app was already the most consumed sports apps in terms of total minutes prior to the addition of multitasking. During the 2015 regular season (April through September 2015), At Bat users consumed 6.9 billion minutes compared with 6.1 billion for ESPN, 3.4 billion for Team Stream, 2.2 billion for Yahoo Fantasy Sports and 1.8 billion for WatchESPN, according to data from comScore.

36
The New Yorker Surfers Who Shred No Matter How Gnarly It Is

That enthusiasm and stoke has exploded in recent years. George Bates, a Brooklyn artist featured in Surf NYC , started surfing NYC 20-odd years ago. It was a small, tightly knit community back then, and Bates and his friends often had an entire beach to themselves. But no more. These days, the water’s often thick with boards. “Like any New Yorker who’s been here for any amount of time, what you like about New York is what it used to be,” he says. “You can’t but the genie back in the bottle.”

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AMC is considering 'texting-friendly' theaters, because phone addiction is real [Updated]

While AMC isn’t sure exactly how this will be implemented, it says it’s considering options to make it possible, such as a texting-friendly theater or sections. Aron claims that this is to appease its millennial audience who often refuse to turn their phone off or at least put them away during the duration of a feature-length movie.

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Apple's recycling efforts are saving it a fortune

Apple's agenda to be more kind to the planet isn't just about getting Friends of the Earth off its back, it's also about saving bucketloads of cash. The company published its environmental responsibility report for last year that reveals that recovering precious metals from old iPhones is worth plenty of money. The firm pulled 61,357,800 pounds of raw materials out of discarded devices, including 2,204 pounds worth of gold. Cult of Mac consulted the day's metal prices and found that the gold alone was worth $40 million. In addition, the company pulled out 3 million pounds of copper (worth $6.4 million) and 4.5 million pounds of aluminum ($3.2 million).

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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs wants to build the city of the future

According to a report from The Information, Sidewalk Labs has set the wheels in motion for a new project that could potentially see the company build a modern “digital district” with the hopes of one day designing an entire city.

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Just a litter of kittens cuddling a pony while a capybara watches

An adorable cuddling session between five tiny kittens and a furry pony is so special, even a chill capybara can't look away.

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Sling TV could get local television broadcasts with rumored AirTV hardware

Why this matters: Local broadcasts have been a sticking point for virtually every streaming TV bundle, as streaming providers such as Sony , Apple , and even CBS meet resistance from local affiliate stations around the country. While many cord-cutters could get these stations free with an antenna, the hardware and setup can be cumbersome, and integrating with streaming TV boxes through a networked tuner tends to be the domain of hyper-nerds. It’ll be interesting to see if Sling, with its brand name and marketing power, can devise solution that resonates with the average consumer.

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Corgis may become Russia's next fearsome police dogs

The corgi recruits will not be joining ranks amongst the German shepherds and Belgian Malinois that are typically used for police work. Instead, the corgis' small size and long noses make them perfect for getting into tight spaces and sniffing for illicit substances.

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AirTV Streams Local Channels Directly Into Sling TV

AirTV is essentially an over-the-air Slingbox that repurposes  existing M1 streaming hardware  by adding an OTA tuner and, most interestingly, replaces a Slingbox client app with the Sling TV experience. (Further — where the stylized “slingbox” text was once embossed up top, now resides a more restrained “AirTV.”) So, one would hook up the AirTV to an antenna and one’s home network via WiFi or Ethernet and that local television content would be beamed directly into the Sling TV app – at home or while on the move. I’ll go ahead and assume the ultimate goal here is for the OTA channels from one’s residence to be co-located amongst the pay television channels of Sling TV’s $20 streaming service in a unified guide.

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32 cartoon screenshots to ruin happy memories of your childhood

32 cartoon screenshots to ruin happy memories of your childhood

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Apple extends iPhone production cut for another quarter: Nikkei

Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) will continue its reduced production of iPhones in the quarter ending June in light of sluggish sales, the Nikkei business daily reported, citing parts suppliers notified of the plan.

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The Case for a New WPA

Subsidized employment programs still exist, but not to the degree that they did in Hopkins’s day. During the recession, the stimulus bill authorized $1.3 billion for subsidized employment programs in 39 states. But that programs is ending, even though the need still exists. There are 2.2 million people in the country who have been jobless for 27 weeks or more (the standard measure for long-term unemployment), and millions who aren’t counted as unemployed because they’ve stopped looking for work. They include older workers, those with criminal records, refugees, and the homeless. Many of these people depend on shrinking government relief or have fallen out of the safety net entirely. But they would work, if only they could find a job.

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Whose fault it is that we're addicted to technology?

These improvements don’t mean we shouldn’t attempt to control our use of technology. In order to make sure it doesn’t control us, we should come to terms with the fact that it’s more than the technology itself that’s responsible for our habits. Our workplace culture, social norms and individual behaviors all play a part. To put technology in its place, we must be conscious not only of how technology is changing, but also of how it is changing us.

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Samsung's New Soundbar Makes Explosions and Other Audio Effects Rain Down From Above

While Samsung says the system will “upmix” audio from non-Atmos sources to give it the around-and-above treatment, it’s better if you pick gear and content from the Atmos world. You’ll need a source that can decode and output Dolby Atmos content, which could be a Blu-ray player, receiver, game console, TV, PC, or streaming box. You’ll also need Dolby Atmos-mastered content, which Samsung says will be available on Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, and services such as Vudu, Netflix, and Amazon. You can get Atmos-mastered titles on Blu-ray right now like Mad Max: Fury Road , Game of Thrones , and The Fifth Element .

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Hiring Managers Reveal The 10 Seemingly Small Things They Judge Candidates On

It’s great that you checked out the firm’s website, but if everything you recite can be found on the home page, that’s not impressive, Black says. Search for industry articles and learn about some of the company’s new initiatives. Look on social media like Twitter and LinkedIn to get an idea of who the thought leaders are and what kind of content the company is posting. Dig a little deeper and your hiring manager will notice, he says.

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Health poster clearly underestimates your love of mini donuts

A poster put out by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services claims that a 20-ounce soda could have as much sugar as 16 chocolate mini doughnuts.

51 Landslide, crumbling streets, climbing death toll: The aftermath of Japan's earthquakes
52 Second big quake hits southern Japan, damage and death toll mounts
53 Waste the rest of your day with yet another awful Microsoft image detection bot
54 Canadian prime minister schools journalist in how quantum computing works
55 Huawei unveils its own mobile VR headset
56 FujiFilm's New Compact X70 Is a Whole Lotta Camera for $700
57 The best smartphones you can buy
58 Squarespace now offers domain registration starting at $20 a year
59 Doctors Strange: The Complete Oral History of Childrens Hospital
60 Julio Ojeda-Zapata on Twitter
61 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
62 Apple's Jony Ive donates one-of-a-kind iPad Pro & accessories to charity auction
63 PAX East 2016: Party with IGN at PAX East 2016 - IGN
64 How Node.js created a model open source community
65 Twitter names its first managing director for China to find advertisers beyond the Great Firewall
66 After a Long Delay, Solar Impulse 2 Is Ready to Finish Its Round-the-World Flight
67 Use Android Pay on Verizon, Get 2GB of Extra Data
68 Google is forcing developers to be responsible about gathering and using our data on Chrome
69 Apple says FBI has not 'exhausted' options to unlock New York iPhone
70 iTunes Allowances to end May 25, 2016 - Apple Support
71 A Giant Galaxy Orbiting Our Own Just Appeared Out of Nowhere
72 Graham Nash demands Apple and Spotify stop “ripping off” artists
73 That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code? It was a hoax
74 Amazon.com: LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone - Black 16GB (U.S. Warranty): Cell Phones & Accessories
75 What should we expect from Facebook in the next 10 years?
76 Oh Great, Another Reason to Worry About Seafood
77 House votes to block FCC from regulating broadband prices
78 SF to require Lyft, Uber drivers to obtain business licenses
79 Apple stock drops suddenly on report of slow iPhone production through June
80 This stat shows how much Netflix crushes Hulu and Amazon Prime in subscriber loyalty
81 Watch This Compilation of SpaceX Launches for the Crashes
82 Confessions of a bad feminist
83 Here's How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain
84 Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing like a boss
85 A conservative's plea: Let's work together
86 RebelMouse’s new Discovery tool helps publishers find the right people to promote their stories
87 http://bit.ly/20JMLld
88 https://apple.slashdot.org/story/16/04/15/2118245/apples-itunes-movies-and-ibooks-stores-mysteriously-go-down-in-china?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
89 Superspin research project aims to drive more energy efficient computing