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Why we went low-tech showcasing high-tech smart cities at SXSW

Why one company went extremely low tech to highlight the very high tech topic of smart cities at the SXSW festival last month in Austin. Bring your Lego.

Star Wars Rebels is ending with its fourth season

During the Star Wars Rebels panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando Florida, show creator Dave Filoni announced that the show would be coming to an end at the end of the upcoming fourth season. D...

A tiny solar-powered device creates water from thin air

Scientists at the University of Berkeley and MIT have created a device that can produce drinking water out of thin air in an incredibly energy efficient way

Star Wars: Battlefront II’s official trailer is all about the single-player campaign

Earlier this week a teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II leaked online, but here at Star Wars Celebration EA has revealed the real thing — and it includes quite a bit more than...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 perfectly dunks on Stranger Things

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back, and the first thing on its hit list is Stranger Things. Netflix has released a short MST3K crossover teaser that features the cast of the revival version of...

'Stranger Things' skewered by new MST3K cast in video

Is "Stranger Things" star David Harbour the new Joe Don Baker? Let's just say their morning routine of Schlitz and smokes might be similar.

Make Star Wars treats of Jaxxon the rabbit

Move over, Easter bunny. Star Wars bounty hunter Jaxxon is the muse for these tasty Rice Krispies Treat Pops.

Police warn Darth Vader not to text and drive

California police pull over the infamous Star Wars Sith Lord to remind people no one is exempt from laws against dangerous driving habits.

Oh baby! April the giraffe finally delivers that long-awaited calf

The baby giraffe, whose mom has been a web star for months, was born safely at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.

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Apple Said to Near Road Tests of Self-Driving Car Software

Subject to standard regulations for testing autonomous technology on public roads, Apple’s test cars will have a person behind the wheel to monitor the testing. The California permit covers three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs, and six drivers, the DMV said. Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test cars also have people behind the wheel during tests.

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'Star Wars: Battlefront II' reveals what happened after Endor this November

The Battlefront II story picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi . The details remain hazy, but it sounds like Versio and her Inferno team manage to escape Rebel forces on Endor and re-connect with their Imperial brethren as the First Order — the Imperial remnant forces at the center of The Force Awakens — is born.

3 Protecting customers and evaluating risk

Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers. Understandingly, customers have expressed concerns around the risk this disclosure potentially creates. Our engineers have investigated the disclosed exploits, and most of the exploits are already patched. Below is our update on the investigation.

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jonny evans on Twitter

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We're giving away a Samsung Galaxy S8!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming. It looks like Samsung has pulled out all of the stops this year! Gone are the physical buttons on the front so Samsung could make room for a MASSIVE screen in a small body. The phone is said to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. We’ll see a return of goodies like an IP68 waterproof rating, microSD card external storage, and a dual-curved display.

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Microsoft quietly issued patches for NSA's hacking tools

But even though Microsoft had patched the flaws, the company didn't say what the source of the vulnerability report was -- a practice so uncommon that it almost never happens. Renown security researcher The Grugq in a tweet . He suggested that the NSA had been in contact directly about the vulnerabilities, which it lost control of when the Shadow Brokers obtained a copy of the agency's hacking toolkit, and knew which exploits were at risk as early as January .

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Tesla solar panels are starting to power Hawaii island

Solar panels are not new. But now Tesla is using batteries to store power from the sun for use during peak electricity hours at night. Stephanie Elam reports from Hawaii's island of Kauai which is beginning to use the technology.

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Scale: API For Human Intelligence

Our team has built the simplest API for repetitive human operations. AWS changed the game by removing the need to run your own infrastructure — enabling a new generation of software companies. We want to do the same — remove the need for you to run your own operations team.

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General Motors drops $14 million on its Silicon Valley pad

General Motors has not set a clear roadmap for its self-driving program, unlike Ford, which wants to have a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. Both automakers are likely to launch ride-sharing services for the self-driving cars, GM may use Lyft as the default service.

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Windows 10 Creators Update hits April 11: Here's how to get it

Obvious, yes? But if you haven't checked Windows Update in the past couple of weeks, you might want to check again. Microsoft is advertising the Windows 10 Creators Update right inside the Windows Update setting screen. It looks like this:

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The Switch is officially Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever

Nintendo notes that this is especially good in a "non-traditional" month for a games console, and goes on to say that the Switch is flying off the shelves faster than almost any console ever made by anyone, though it's not up to PS4 standards yet.

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Did Burger King pull the biggest publicity stunt of the year?

that prompts Google to describe its flagship Whopper sandwich. Shortly after, the media went berserk over how BK had hacked Google’s artificial intelligence-powered assistant to serve its ends.

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With enterprise IoT, the best is yet to come

While the early days of the IIoT were focused on these drivers, a new emerging Enterprise IoT approach will enable greater growth through product and service innovation, and yet-unseen business models.   With that in mind, it isn’t surprising that the early enthusiasts of this new technology are not only on the traditional IT side of the corporate “houses,” but also in their product management ranks, the people who face the customers and are looking for portfolio innovation, an enhanced customer experience, and of course new revenue opportunities.

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Our favorite car chase movies not named 'Fast and Furious'

For my money, the chase scene in "The French Connection" (20th Century Fox) is one of the best ever filmed. Gene Hackman's Popeye Doyle commandeers a citizen's Buick and makes a white-knuckled, pedal-to-the-floorboards chase under several miles of elevated Brooklyn subway in pursuit of a hitman who's fleeing aboard a BMT train on the tracks above. Popeye constantly leans on the horn, weaving through both lanes of traffic, narrowly missing (and not quite missing) about 50 potential collisions in the 5-minute sequence, even nearly mowing down a pedestrian pushing a stroller. The way the sequence is filmed and cut together by director William Friedkin and his editor and cinematographer really puts you in the car with Doyle and you share his anxiety at the possibility of losing the bad guy he's been hunting for so long. Watch it!

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'Last Jedi' director explains the Star Wars movie's title, once and for all

Is Jedi singular or plural? Does it refer, as many fans think, to Luke Skywalker, or to young up-and-comer Rey? Does it refer to Luke working with Rey? Or maybe it's someone else all together? (Finn! Poe! Jar Jar Binks -- ha, just kidding there.)

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Your 'Westworld' sexbot is even closer now, thanks to RealDoll

Abyss Creations, maker of the life-size RealDoll, releases an AI named Harmony on the unsuspecting world as its first step toward personal sex robots.

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Recently patched Microsoft Word exploit was created for both governments and criminal hackers

To recap, the vulnerability -- found in Windows' Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) function -- is triggered when a victim opens a trick Word document, which downloads a malicious HTML application from a server, disguised to look like a Rich Text document file as a decoy. The HTML application meanwhile downloads and runs a malicious script that can be used to stealthily install malware.

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Apple will begin replacing fourth generation iPads brought in for service with an iPad Air 2

Apple customers who bring their fourth generation iPad in for servicing at Apple Stores and authorized service providers might soon get their unit replaced with an iPad Air 2, according to 9to5Mac .

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Republican lawmaker on privacy: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'

Sensenbrenner was taking questions in a town hall meeting, and one of the attendees asked him about the internet privacy laws he voted to roll back. Specifically, they asked why internet service providers should be treated the same as websites, saying, “I do not have to go on Facebook … I don’t have to go on Google. My [ISP] is different from those providers.”

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Why would Nintendo get rid of the NES Classic?

If the NES Classic was a loss-leader novelty experiment, a physical ad campaign, it succeeded. But I don't think that makes much sense. Yes, Nintendo sold far more NES Classics than it expected to . But at $60 a system for 30 older games, the NES Classic isn't cannibalizing anything as far I can see. The $2-a-game cost of NES Classic titles undercuts what Nintendo sold games for on the 3DS and Wii/Wii U Virtual Console, but the bundle deal on the NES Classic locks these titles in a vault. You can't take them with you to other Nintendo systems, or on a plane or train. That's where the Nintendo Switch still has a sales pitch.

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Jeep Yuntu Concept to bow at 2017 Shanghai Motor Show - Roadshow

The seven-passenger Yuntu is instantly recognizable as a Jeep proudly wearing the company's trademark seven-slot grille and square wheel arches.

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Uber saw rapid growth in 2016, but it still bled cash

While the company didn't give Bloomberg a detailed picture of its earnings, it told the publication that its gross bookings for the last three months of 2016 were 28 percent higher than the previous quarter's. As a result, its revenue ($2.9 billion) was 74 percent higher. Unfortunately, the last quarter of 2016 followed its earnings' overall trend for the year, and the losses for that period were 6.1 percent higher at $991 million. As Columbia University business professor Evan Rawley told Bloomberg : "That's a lot of cash to burn in a quarter."

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Vivo's Xplay6 is a weird iPhone Galaxy S7 Edge mashup

It's a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, or is it? Nope, it's the Xplay6 from Chinese phone maker Vivo, and while it looks like a Korean phone from the front, the rear's actually all Apple, as you'll soon see.

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The Best VPN Services of 2017

The good news is that using a VPN probably isn't going to remind you of the dial-up days of yore. Most services provide perfectly adequate internet speed when in use, and can even handle streaming HD video. 4K video and other data-intensive tasks like gaming are another story, however. Some VPN services, such as NordVPN, have started to roll out specialty servers for high-bandwidth activities. And nearly every service I've tested includes a tool to connect you with the fastest available network. Of course, you can always limit your VPN use to when you're not on a trusted network.

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

Utah tech unicorn Qualtrics Soars to $2.5B valuation after new $180M fundraise http://on.forbes.com/60118jNXW  pic.twitter.com/tgdSVd1sPH

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Zyxel PLA5236KIT review: A cheap alternative to Wi-Fi systems

The PLA5236KIT includes a power line adapter (model PLA5206 v2) and a power line Wi-Fi access point (model PLA5236). You first connect the adapter unit to an existing network -- a router or a switch -- and then plug it into directly a wall socket. After that, plug the access point unit into another wall socket at the far place. The two will connect to each other using the electrical wiring in between -- as long as it's no more than 900 feet (300 meters) in length -- as though it were a network cable, effectively extending the home network to the access point unit's location.

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News, Technology News, Videos, Podcasts | HP® Official Site

Not at all. HP is all about invention, for sure, but our mission is to ”engineer experiences that amaze” and it’s people we are trying to amaze. In our lab especially, but really across the company, we put people first. One of our lab’s main focus areas is what we call “resilience technology,” or helping people have a stronger sense of purpose, connection, and control in their lives. What I took away from this conference is that we're right to look beyond purely technical solutions to people’s challenges. We need to look deeper than that. How do we support people emotionally? How do we make them more confident in themselves through technology? And I think those are questions that we’re in a very good position to help answer at HP Labs.

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Does your home theater have too many speakers?

So if you own an AV receiver, how many speakers do you use with it? If you're not using all of its speaker outputs, are you tempted to add more speakers in the future? If you have a stereo home theater, how's that working out for you? Share your experience with sound bars, stereo and AV receivers in the Comments section below.

30
LG Gram 13 review: LG's ultralight, long-life laptop could use some design help

At just a touch more than 2 pounds (0.94 kg) and 0.6-inch thickness (15.5 mm), you can slip the 13.3-inch Gram into your bag and not even really feel it. However, while all the editors at CNET I showed it to were equally impressed with its size and weight, they also said it felt flimsy: The Gram's magnesium alloy body just doesn't have the same sturdy feel as a premium aluminum-chassis ultraportable. The lid in particular has a lot of flex to it.

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The 7 best Windows tablets: top Windows tablets reviewed

The Surface Pro 4 is by far the best Windows 10 tablet. Though it comes at a pretty penny, it's well worth the expense for the nearly premium built quality, perfect screen and ample power. Microsoft's latest tablet introduces a larger and sharper screen, bettered only by a redesigned island that makes typing feel almost as good as a real laptop. The Surface Pro 4 truly is the tablet that can replace your traditional laptop, which is why it deserves the top spot as our Windows 10 tablet king.

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Drone laws: New German rules aim to stop eye-in-the-sky snooping | ZDNet

Drones cannot be flown above a height of 100m without permission. If they weigh over 250g, they cannot be flown over residential areas. And whatever the weight, if it can broadcast or record video or audio, flying it over houses that aren't your own is verboten .

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Meet Ohmni, a telepresence robot for technophobes | ZDNet

He grew concerned when his mother didn't answer the phone one morning, so he logged onto a robot that was installed in her home as part of a pilot program. He was out of town on business and she was indisposed, but he used Ohmni's software to immediately connect to a live video call and drive the robot around her house, where he found his mother doubled over in the bathroom, very sick from what turned out to be a severe urinary tract infection. He called 911 and got his mother the medical help she so urgently needed.

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Tax Tips for Last-Minute E-Filers

If you don't file by April 18 (8 percent of tax payers don't), but you owe taxes, you could face monetary penalties of 5 percent of any unpaid taxes owed for each month you don't file, up to 25 percent of the total owed. On top of that, you have to deal with the IRS. That's just for filing late. Then there's a penalty for paying late—another 0.5 percent per month. The moral is, file even if you can't pay what you owe the feds. The penalty for not filing is a lot worse than the penalty for not paying.

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Let's look at your LED floodlight options

As for that heat management test, it's designed to see how each bulb performs as it heats up during use. All LEDs will see a slight drop-off in brightness in the first 30 minutes or so of usage -- by that point, their heat sinks should kick in and stabilize things. Bulbs that finish higher are losing less of their brightness, and doing a better job of keeping heat at bay. That means they'd likely be the best picks for enclosed fixtures, where heat tends to get trapped.

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RealDoll wants to build you a sexbot

Once you're set up, you can interact with the Harmony AI using your voice alone. Over time, Harmony will continue to learn about you and remember "key facts" meant to "create an engaging simulation of a relationship," according to Abyss.

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How to Automatically Create an Apple Music Playlist with Songs You Identified with Shazam

But usually, you end up forgetting about the song, unless you look up the history in Shazam app. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber there’s a way to mitigate this. You can now connect the Shazam app with Apple Music so that whenever you scan a new song that’s available in Apple Music, it will be added to a playlist called My Shazam Tracks automatically. You don’t have to tap any extra buttons.

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How to Disable Stories in Facebook for iPhone

Many social networking apps have adopted this feature such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and now Facebook. If you’ve had enough of this and wish to get rid of Stories in Facebook, then it can be easily done if your iPhone is jailbroken.

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How to Not Waste Data When Using Your Phone as a Hotspot

If your device, your carrier, and your data plan allows it, you can turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop online. But just because it’s a hotspot doesn’t mean the rules of data uses don’t apply. You’ll still want to keep data usage down to a minimum. Here’s how you can enjoy all the perks of a mobile hotspot without wrecking your wallet.

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NSA's powerful Windows hacking tools leaked online

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April the Giraffe Has Officially Given Birth

An event almost 16 months in the making is going down right this moment at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Internet phenomenon April the Giraffe gave birth to her much-anticipated calf just moments ago and more than a million people gathered to watch it live and simultaneously say together: “Push!”

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Dodge unveils one-seat 840-horsepower muscle car

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You’re working on a project and you’ve got dozens of files in varying formats with different, sometimes conflicting data. With DeltaWalker 2 Pro , you’ll have the ultimate platform for comparing, editing, synchronizing and merging all that info into a cohesive whole. And right now you can unleash all of DeltaWalker’s powers on your workspace for just $29.95, 50 percent off its regular price, from TNW Deals.

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How not to be as stupid as this brand

As I am naturally curious, I decided to see how easy it would be to take over the main Twitter account for this (now defunct) company. It was easy. Twitter literally shows you some of the letters and the domain name of the email associated with any Twitter profile if you simply do a ‘Forgot Password’ request. And since my domain email catch all showed the full emails’ address, I just matched them up and reset the password.

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Star Wars Rebels Becoming Much More Serialized in Final Season - IGN

"Season 4 is unlike any other we've ever done in that, at a certain point, a couple of episodes in, it's more one continuous story arc all the way to the end than it's ever been, in anything we've done - even Clone Wars - where each story really fits together.

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1,100 strangers showed up at his home for sex. He blames Grindr

Over the past five months, Matthew Herrick says that 1,100 men have showed up at his home and workplace expecting to have sex with him. Herrick is suing Grindr, the popular dating app for gay and bisexual men, because of it.

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7 things we learned from today’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel

As most things have at Celebration, the discussion today turned towards Carrie Fisher. “I love her, man,” Johnson told the crowd, saying that he first bonded with her as a writer. He described how he went to her house while he was getting the script in shape, and sat on her bed while they would read over pages and discuss the various scenes. At the end of hours of conversation, they’d sometimes end up with just a few words, but those words would distill the meaning of the chats they’d had. And like so many others, he noted Fisher’s incredible sense of humor.

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Sony's noise-canceling headphone bests Bose at their own game?

The MDR-1000X's battery charging time is four hours, playing time runs up to 20 hours. The headphone sports touch sensitive controls on the right ear cup for volume, pause, next/previous track all work well, and you can momentarily mute the music and disable the noise-canceling to hear the world around you. Nice! Build quality is good, but is there too much plastic for a $349 headphone? I think so, but I suppose that's a reasonable design compromise to keep weight down.

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53 Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars in California
54 Restaurants will no longer be able to use UberRush for food delivery as of May 8th
55 Watch Live Baseball Online, Stream MLB Games with MLB.TV
56 http://engt.co/2p3NNiH
57 Software developers: We're on board with low-code (or even no-code) tools | ZDNet
58 Bill Nye shuts down flat Earth theories
59 CNET on Twitter
60 Can Optane SSD DC P4800X allow Intel to keep its lead in the server storage market? | ZDNet
61 'Every Noise at Once' has your weekend playlist covered (forever)
62 How an 'Uber for pregnant women' is saving lives in Tanzania
63 Dell Ultrasharp 24 (U2417H) is a good monitor with a great arm
64 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
65 Brandis rules out data retention in civil litigation | ZDNet
66 How to Clear the Twitter Cache on iPhone and Free Up Space
67 Magic AI: these are the optical illusions that trick, fool, and flummox computers
68 Here's the Incredible Promise of Medicine That Targets Our DNA
69 Your Galaxy S8 might be getting a coat of armor
70 Google Hangouts Chat: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic
71 Audi R8 LMS GT4 will race its way into your heart - Roadshow
72 We should all be feminists
73 The 4 refurbished tech products you should avoid
74 Microsoft: We've already patched the Shadow Broker Windows exploits
75 Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system
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77 Mashable on Twitter
78 Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System
79 Uber, Lifting Financial Veil, Says Sales Growth Outpaces Losses
80 Gizmodo on Twitter
81 A conversation about digital copyright reform
82 Purported Shadow Brokers 0days were in fact killed by mysterious patch
83 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
84 'Star Wars Rebels' to end with 'darker' Season 4
85 There's another United horror story, and it will break your heart
86 Your customer’s online journey is only part of the story
87 11 reasons why Samsung's Galaxy S8 is better than Apple's iPhone 7 for business | ZDNet
88 The CIA is really, really mad at WikiLeaks
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90 This is how you become the boss legend of high school, meet, Hail Boy
91 Robert Taylor, internet and computer pioneer, dies aged 85