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Trump admits tweets may lead to end of world (on SNL)

Commentary: The president seems aware of the precarious state of the world, as does his vice president, Mike Pence.

Can an iPhone survive a 100-foot fall in a chocolate bunny?

Watch as an iPhone 7 gets the ultimate durability test, with only an Easter treat to protect it from an impressive drop.

'The Handmaid's Tale' is brilliant. It will break your heart

Commentary: Hulu's TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel is as perfect a take as we could have wished -- even when it goes off on its own.

How two high school friends built a YouTube empire

The rise of SMOSH.

​Google's VR push: Now you can try out Chrome WebVR with Cardboard viewer | ZDNet

Google brings virtual reality for the web to its Cardboard viewer and unveils a new space for experimental VR apps.

Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute video sparks joy and sadness

An official Star Wars tribute reel honors Carrie Fisher's life and work to the tune of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel."

Purple, a Utah mattress startup you’ve probably never heard of, is on track to unicorndom

Nearly 1,000 miles from Silicon Valley and just west of Utah's Great Salt Lake, in practically the middle of nowhere, is the tranquil Grantsville, population..

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

Lady Gaga debuted new song 'The Cure' at Coachella and now we just want to dance

Brb dancing my heart out.

Google stops Burger King ad from getting Google Home to talk | ZDNet

A 15-second Burger King advertisement inadvertently set off Google Home to read an advertisement about Whoppers. Google wasn't having it.

Tying this dog to a chair was really bad idea

The dog enjoyed his brief moment of freedom by playing a mandatory game of chase.

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Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

Apple has registered three Lexus RX vehicles and six drivers, which does give some credence to the reports of it focusing primarily on software. The permit does not disclose what sensors the company plans to use.

Gregg Keizer on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

The Best Laptops of 2017

Our rule of thumb is that if the warranty costs more than 15 percent of the laptop's purchase price, you're better off spending the money on backup drives or services that minimize downtime. Of course, you can't put a price tag on peace of mind. There are instances when the logic board or the display—the most expensive parts of a laptop—fail, and while rare, such a catastrophe can cost you half of what the laptop is worth. Defective components usually break down during the first year; anything after that is typically attributed to wear and tear. If the breakdown can be attributed to a design flaw, laptop manufacturers will sometimes extend free warranties to cover these flaws, but only for certain models built during limited time periods.

Emulate the Golden Age of the Macintosh Thanks to the Internet Archive

Along with its duties of maintaining copies of important news, literature, scientific information, and old MySpace pages, the Internet Archive also loves to create emulations for you to fiddle with inside your browser. Today, the lovable non-profit organization has made it easy for you to relive the glory years of the early Macintosh like it’s 1985 all over again.

Apple reportedly has secret team working on Apple Watch tech for diabetes

The medical tech, which has been in the making for at least five years now, is expected to offer tracking solutions for crucial vitals like “oxygen levels, heart rate and blood glucose” – much like Jobs first envisioned it.

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Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer returns to SNL, dressed as the Easter Bunny, to explain Passover

'The Last Jedi' to reveal more about Rey's parents

"There's lots of twists and turns, and I really want people to experience those when they see the movie for the first time," Johnson added. "How we address that and how you feel about it and what happens with that is one of them."

Lynk & Co 03 Concept sedan peeks out ahead of Shanghai Motor Show - Roadshow

All Lynk & Co vehicles are expected to be offered in one spec, with no options other than color choice. Doing so should reduce build complexity, which curbs cost while aiding quality.

Trump tweet-rages at marchers demanding tax returns

On Saturday, people across America marched in order to politely request that the president release his tax returns. They seem to think that, as every president since Richard Nixon has done, a president opening his own books will reassure people that he won't be tempted to cook the nation's.

Project management stripes with certification to match - for only $39

Associate in Project Management Certification (CAPM) – a $1,935 value Every professional can improve, so this course helps you refine your project management process and get the most out of your abilities. Refine your planning skills, better communicate with your stakeholders and hit your milestones more accurately. With instructor-led videos and self-study resources, you’ll take your skills to the next level, leading to a course completion certificate.

Sprinkl works with the rain to water your lawn

But a class of gadgets that control irrigation systems has grown over the past few years, helping users water judiciously, per the weather conditions of the day. The latest device to do so is called Sprinkl Conserve, and it stands out from the pack because of its relatively low $100 price tag (around half the cost of many competitors). Right now, despite some sacrifices to its feature set, the Conserve seems like a welcome entry to the market.

Jaguar democratizes sexy with more affordable four-cylinder F-Type - Roadshow

Jaguar democratizes sexy with more affordable four-cylinder F-Type

Alexa in tow, Nucleus Anywhere Intercom helps you keep in touch

The $250 Nucleus Anywhere Intercom allows you to check on your family, wherever they are.

China's Ant Financial raises offer for MoneyGram to $1.2 billion

SINGAPORE China's Ant Financial has raised its offer for electronic payment firm MoneyGram International Inc and the deal was unanimously approved by the U.S. firm's board, outbidding rival Euronet Worldwide Inc.

A murder in Cleveland was broadcast on Facebook Live

A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone while broadcasting the act on Facebook Live. The video appears to show a man identified by police as 37-year-old Steve Stephens approaching a 74-year-old man, before asking him to say a name and shooting him in the head. The video was part of a number of Facebook posts made by Stephens on Sunday afternoon, in which he claimed to have killed up to 15 people as part of an “Easter Day slaughter.”

These 13 phones are the only ones getting the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has confirmed that just 13 phones will be getting the Windows 10 Creators Update for mobile devices, with the roll-out scheduled to start from April 25. If your phone's not included, you might not be quite out of luck.

Early computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies

This wasn't Taylor's only influential role. He went on to Xerox's fabled Palo Alto Research Center , which he oversaw (first as associate manager and then as full manager) during one of its most influential periods. PARC broke ground on Ethernet technology, early internet development (by linking computers to ARPANET through Ethernet) and, of course, the windowed visual computing interfaces that people take for granted today. Even his later work at DEC was influential, as his research team helped usher in multi-processor workstations and sophisticated multitasking in Unix-based computers.

Eight reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 7 Plus over the Galaxy S8 Plus for business | ZDNet

Local support : One major reason to purchase an Apple iPhone is the availability of a local Apple store where you can talk to someone directly and often resolve the issue with your iPhone at that moment. Even if you purchase Samsung's device protection plan, you still have to resolve your issue via delivery services. Smartphone are crucial tools for many people and the ability to fix the problem immediately in a store is why millions pay a premium for the Apple iPhone.

seriously, the guy has a point

Thank you for your nuanced and elucidating article on this subject. I was neither aware that Charging Bull was intended to represent “the strength and power of the American people”, nor that Fearless Girl was an advertisement for an index that focuses on women in business. Personally, I have never interpreted Di Modica’s statue in this way. To me, the bull has always seemed to be an excellent representation of Wall Street, in particular, the power of a bull market, but in general the dominance of the stock market over the overall economy. The bull as sculpted appears aggressive, in the middle of a fight or stampede, ready to trample or gore anyone who gets in its way. I find this to be an accurate representation of what the stock market and entitled investors do to much of the rest of the economy. Publicly traded companies are expected to constantly grow and constantly raise profits. A company whose business covers its expenses, makes a small profit, but doesn’t grow enough, will be punished with low stock prices. Companies are pushed to over-expand, merge, buy other companies, and get as close to monopolization as the government will allow.

Accidental Tom Hardy lookalike was 'gutted' after not meeting himself

We can safely assume that perfect human Tom Hardy leads a fairly charmed life. That's also good news if you happen to be a Hardy lookalike, but resembling a celebrity means you can never, ever trust sightings in your immediate vicinity.

Splatoon 2 and everything else Nintendo announced at Direct

Splatoon 2 is coming on July 21, and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe on April 28. Nintendo revealed that and much more at its Direct conference on Wednesday.

Lynk & Co shows first pics of Volvo-developed 03 sedan prototype - Roadshow

Lynk & Co also intends to go after the car-sharing market right out of the gate, with what it is calling "the world's first in-car digital share function." It has developed an app with Ericsson that uses digital keys, and personalized settings including seating positions and stereo memory presets are expected to be part of a user's profile so that they can be transferred seamlessly from vehicle to vehicle. The company announced plans to have a public demonstration of this new app-based tech at a Shanghai event today, and also announced a lifetime warranty on every car, as well as free data usage for connectivity purposes.

The Best Unlocked Phones of 2017

Our most recent Editors' Choice winners for unlocked devices include the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the Google Pixel XL, the ZTE Axon 7, and the Moto G5 Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus has a blazingly fast processor and dual rear cameras that may become more powerful with software updates as time goes on. The Pixel also has an excellent camera, and it'll be the first phone to get new Google software innovations. The ZTE Axon 7 has flagship performance and an all-metal body for only $399. And the G5 Plus offers the best value for a low-cost phone, priced under $200 if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber.

How Cats Went From Kings of the Jungle to Kings of the Castle

It’s a story that stretches back 11 million years, cats have had a long journey from being worshiped by ancient civilizations to being worshiped by the memelords.

A Neuroscientist explains the origins of emotions

In my view, a face doesn’t speak for itself when it comes to emotion, ever. I’m not saying that when your brain constructs a strong feeling that there are no physical cues to the strength of your feeling. People do smile when they’re happy or scowl when they’re sad. What I’m saying is that there’s not a single obligatory expression. And emotions aren’t some objective thing, they’re learned and something that our brains construct.

Facebook wages war on dummy accounts in an effort to curb fake news

As someone who uses a dummy account to avoid annoying acquaintances and cringy exchanges with the fam, I know that Facebook’s problem with fake accounts is real – but now the social media giant is taking action to protect the integrity of its platform.

How self-driving cars can change your cloud strategy | ZDNet

So you do not have to be a maker of vehicles to see how the cloud's economics can help the enterprise spin gold from data. Whether you are a car manufacturer or not, the cloud and the IoT can hugely change your cloud strategy, and represent what CapGemini describes as "an unprecedented opportunity for traditional organizations" [2] .

Motorola lands AU$50m deal with Victorian government to upgrade police force | ZDNet

From the middle of this year, Motorola Solutions will begin rolling out more than 10,000 iPhones and iPads to police and protective services officers, who will use the technology to undertake tasks such as capturing evidence, carrying out identity checks, and reporting crime or other events such as traffic incidents.

Your Decisions at the New Star Wars Theme Parks Will Have Consequences

During a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this weekend, it was revealed that the fully immersive theme park areas will allow visitors to develop a reputation. That’s right. If you ride the attraction that pits the First Order vs. the Resistance, the side you pick will have ramifications throughout the park. Fly the Millennium Falcon in another ride and, depending on how well you do, maybe a Bounty Hunter will start hunting you. You may be asked to do tasks for one side or the other in a bar and, whether you choose to do it or not, could affect your park experiences. The whole point is to immerse the viewer in Star Wars in a way they’ve never felt before.

Old Hollywood Easter

But it's Jean Parker, posed alongside a bear-sized rabbit companion, who landed the oddest shoot concept. Modern horror has nothing on vintage Easter bunnies.

Stranger Things, Thanos, and Carrie Fisher Get the Easter Egg Treatment

Artist Barak Hardley continues his annual tradition of painting a crap-ton of pop culture Easter eggs, and this year’s collection has a lot of laughs, a few tears, and punching a Nazi frog.

Rethinking analytics for the petabyte world | ZDNet

Fuzzy Logix's in-database analytics software and predictive algorithms aim to provide results faster than traditional analytics. ZDNet spoke to the company's CMO Aashu Virmani to find out more.

North Korea Shows It's Not Ready for Primetime

Vice President Pence was on his way to make a scheduled appearance in the South Korean capital of Seoul when the missile test occurred. It’s notable that the U.S. military did not consider it a risk for the Vice President to be in the region at the time. A U.S. foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence told Reuters : “We had good intelligence before the launch and good intelligence after the launch.” The administration is remaining coy about whether or not sabotage was involved and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a terse statement that offered no clues. “The president and his military team are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch,” Mattis wrote. “The president has no further comment.”

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The internet unleashes Photoshop on Donald Trump Jr.'s brand new t-shirt

Yes, that's the son of the president of the United States of America wearing a T-shirt that says "Very Fake News" with his thumbs up like the Fonz. Apparently, he's just modeling the shirt for his "buddies" in the mainstream media. He hates fake news, which is why he recently tweeted praise at Mike "Pizzagate" Cernovich.

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Woz’s world in 2075: a 'bigger' Apple, Google, Facebook — and we’ll be living in deserts

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Ant Financial extends mobile payment services to Indonesia | ZDNet

The joint venture will leverage Ant Financial's experience in mobile payments, digital financial innovations, risk control, and cloud computing. It will also offer mobile payments technology to ecommerce, over-the-top (OTT) and online-to-offline (O2O) services, merchants, and platforms in Indonesia.

Salt Bae just voted in the most Salt Bae way possible

Are the results bad for democracy? You bet. The 18 additional constitutional amendments will eliminate the position of prime minister, give Erdogan more power over the judiciary, and allow him to run for at least two more five-year terms. He's been criticized around the world for increasingly cracking down on journalists and political opponents in recent years.

The winner of the meal kit market won’t be a meal kit company at all

Now, meal kit companies are facing an onslaught of competition from newcomers and big food brands alike. Turning a profit has proven elusive. And somewhat embarrassingly, it looks like meal kit companies need to emulate the brick-and-mortar groceries and online retailers they once criticized for overwhelming shoppers with choices. To go truly mainstream, they need to diversify their offerings.

This hydrogen-powered train emits only water

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​We tend to talk about security wrong: Trend Micro VP | ZDNet

The security community has gained itself the title of being the team of "no": No clicking on links, no browsing particular websites, no installing certain software. Trend Micro Global VP of cloud security Mark Nunnikhoven told ZDNet this needs to change, because if security is everybody's responsibility, organisations need to act that way.

Microsoft finally says goodbye to Windows Vista

Microsoft is bidding farewell to Windows Vista, more than 10 years after it first debuted. Support for Windows Vista ends today, meaning users will have to move to a more recent version of Windows to remain secure. It’s the end of an era for an operating system that arrived late to the market with widespread criticisms.

Facebook Messenger says it has 1.2B monthly active users | ZDNet

That's up from 1 billion monthly users, a milestone the app hit last July. According to Facebook's last earnings report, that's on par with WhatsApp, Facebook's other messaging service. It's about twice as high as Instagram's monthly active user count. Facebook's flagship app has 1.74 billion monthly mobile active users.

Look out, Easter Bunny, this adorable Goldendoodle could put you out of a job

Look out, Easter Bunny, this adorable Goldendoodle could put you out of a job

Please don't name April the giraffe's baby Harambe

You have to recommend at least five names, which comes out to $5. According to the park, all the profits will go to giraffe conservation efforts; "Ava's Little Heroes," an "event named after the daughter of the park owners, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy;" and Animal Adventure Park to "continue to improve the animal and guest experiences at the park with further improvements and projects."

​Tata Consultancy to open innovation lab in Australia | ZDNet

Turnbull expects the facility will enable Australia to benefit from the research being carried out by the company, as well as the technological breakthroughs being made within the existing network of TCS Innovation Labs worldwide, including Peterborough in the United Kingdom; Cincinnati in the US; and Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata in India.

'Fate of the Furious' just toppled a major 'Star Wars' box office record

'Fate of the Furious' just toppled a major 'Star Wars' box office record

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Are you sitting down? Nintendo discontinues its rare NES Classic console :( (Nintendo photo)

Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers

The revelation that none of the highly advanced exploits work against supported Microsoft products brings a measure of relief to some of the more dire warnings sounded 24 hours earlier. It means that most home and small-office users are likely to be safe, since their systems are likely to have automatically installed the critical updates weeks ago. Computers in larger organizations, however, can often remain two or more months behind Microsoft's patch schedule, as administrators test the updates to ensure they're compatible with intranets and other internal systems. That means that some of the most sensitive and mission-critical networks may still be vulnerable to the four exploits, which are known as EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalSynergy, and EternalRomance.

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53 GV80 concept previews Genesis' hydrogen future - Roadshow
54 Doctor Who: The Pilot review
55 Russia shows off robotic gunslinger
56 TP-Link's new Deco M5 Wi-Fi system is superb, especially if security is key
57 ​Nearmap eyes 'reality-as-a-service' with 3D mapping technology | ZDNet
58 Nasdanq is the stock exchange for the meme economy
59 Disney shows off Star Wars Land, and just shut up and take our money
60 Look out, Easter Bunny, this adorable Goldendoodle could put you out of a job
61 tvOS 11 To Bring Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture to Apple TV
62 What do PCs, Samsung's Galaxy 8 and Toyota's concept vehicle have in common? Notable design | ZDNet
63 Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland
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68 Voximplant makes it easy to put voice and video communication in AR/VR apps
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85 Stop blaming the tech industry for the world’s problems
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