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NASA will send a tiny helicopter to Mars in 2020

"The ability to see clearly what lies beyond the next hill is crucial for future explorers."

Apple to stream Carpool Karaoke reruns for free in TV app

Apple on Friday announced plans to make the first season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" available for free through the TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, allowing all comers access to the Apple Music exclusive for the first time.

See SpaceX launch its rocket designed to fly up to 100 times

Elon Musk's company is unveiling the final version of its Falcon 9, meant to kick the era of reusable rockets into high gear.

The Atlas robot is running -- the better to chase Elon Musk down

Just a brisk little stroll through the park...

How iPad saves one company $1.8 million every year | Cult of Mac

Building construction is an immensely complex process. The firm Rogers-O’Brien uses hundreds of iPads to simplify it. It's iPad savings include 55,000 hours of employee time and $1.8 million annually.

Family who unwisely left their car in a safari park got surrounded by angry cheetahs

It should go without saying that this was a bad idea.

Tim Cook will deliver Duke University commencement address this Sunday | Cult of Mac

Tim Cook will give the commencement address for Duke University's graduating class this Sunday, May 13. Cook graduated from Duke's Fuqua School of Business with an MBA in 1988.

Google makes its privacy policy clearer than ever to comply with EU law

Confused about what Google's privacy policy means for you? The company is making it super simple to understand.

Google may release a Pixel-branded smartwatch

Maybe this will save Wear OS.

Will Smith finally tells the wild story of how he became the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'

Of course a drunk Quincy Jones was involved.

Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot go for a run like it's no big deal

Two years ago, Boston Dynamics introduced its humanoid robot, Atlas, to the world with a video showing the bipedal creation taking a slow stroll in the snow, and lifting boxes weighing roughly five kilos each. Now, it's learned to run autonomously.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' may live on with Hulu or Netflix

Netflix, Hulu, TBS and NBC all reportedly contacted Brooklyn Nine-Nine producers after Fox canceled the show.

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Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

It's not clear just how many owners have been hit by the issue (for what little it's worth, several Surface Pro 4 systems have passed through my hands and none of them have shown this particular defect), but Microsoft's slowness to respond is sure to give many would-be Surface buyers some concern. The issue is not so much the existence of the hardware flaw in the first place—it's obviously not universal, and every manufacturer has had the occasional manufacturing defect—but the fact that it took Microsoft so long to take any real action.

2 YouTube rolls out new tools to help you stop you watching

Google’s YouTube is the first streaming app that will actually tell users to stop watching. The company at its Google I/O conference this week introduced a series of new controls for YouTube that will allow users to set limits on their viewing, and then receive reminders telling them to “take a break.” The feature is rolling out now in the latest version of YouTube’s app along with others that limit YouTube’s ability to send notifications, and soon, one that gives users an overview of their binge behavior so they can make better-informed decisions about their viewing habits.

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I’m happy spam crypto adds were banned. Shit was getting out of control, and misleading/scamming the masses. I don’t see FB banning said adds and creating their own token as hypocrisy in the slightest.

The Death of Superman - Exclusive Trailer Debut - IGN Video

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn and Rainn Wilson as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. Sam Liu co-directs with Jake Castorena. Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital summer 2018.

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Here's how to tell if the oddly bitey "kittens" you rescued are actually bobcats:

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SpotMini — the cute, agile, dog-like robot and YouTube star from @BostonDynamics — will go on sale next year. One likely job description: security patrols. … #TCRobotics

Microsoft wants to bring iMessage to Windows

The company’s upcoming Your Phone app will seamlessly sync content between your iPhone and your Windows 10 PC, but unlike those with an Android device, you won’t be able to sync messages. Microsoft is hoping it can team up with Apple to change that.

Ring’s doorbell cam allowed video access after its password was changed

Ring, which was purchased by Amazon for $1 billion earlier this year, acknowledged that it patched the issue in January. The update arrived after a Miami man told the company that his ex had continued to watch the feed, after he had updated the password. Even so, the update doesn’t occur immediately, CEO Jamie Siminoff acknowledged, adding that kicking users off immediately would slow down the app, according to the site.

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Smart office secrets: Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant could hear commands the human ear can't

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Elon Musk says the Boring Company is about to offer free tunnel rides

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Watch SpaceX launch a satellite for Bangladesh with its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket yet …

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We have liftoff! SpaceX just launched a satellite for Bangladesh with its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket yet …

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Watch: These Boston Dynamics robots can run and navigate by themselves

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AT&T deeply regrets getting caught paying the president's lawyer to help fix the Time Warner deal

Cash payment crackdown to counter tax evasion and black economy

The Turnbull government has turned its attention to the “black economy” in an attempt to raise billions of extra dollars and intends to limit cash payments for purchase goods and services to $10,000.

Facebook plans to launch cryptocurrency | Hacker News

It's worse than that. It's essentially a social media feed based around a few people. Most of their articles are like this one where it's regurgitated writing or reporting that another outfit reported something. Actually if you visit many of The Vox "culture" sites you will see this trend. A lot of the times it will be a brief summary of a video someone else produced. A good example is The Vox McDonald's coffee lawsuit article[0] that summarizes an Adam Ruins Everything video on the subject. We live in an age where blogging careers required tricking Google algorithms to thinking your site was valuable in order to increase traffic and thus serve ads to consumers (or grab their email for later product blasts, for example signing up for a free ebook on passive income). This trend spiraled into "spinning articles" which essentially was a method of using software to change articles via word/sentence substitution. The spun articles would then be posted to similar websites that then linked back to one of your main sites. All of them nicely littered with ads of course and leading you in a research circle.

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Arash broke his neck 6 years ago #tcrobotics

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Boston Dynamics founder says the company's dog-like SpotMini robot will go on sale in 2019, but doesn't disclose price ( @lucasmtny / TechCrunch) … …

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See Han try to talk his way out of a situation in this clip from #SoloAStarWarsStory !

Xiaomi is bringing its smart home devices to the US — but still no phones yet

The first products heading Stateside include the Mi Bedside Lamp, Mi LED Smart Bulb and Mi Smart Plug, Xiaomi’s head of international Wan Xiang said, but you can expect plenty more to follow. Typically, Xiaomi sells to consumers in the U.S. via Amazon and also its local store, so keep an eye out there.

Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as surges from behind.

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The Predator's Shane Black explains how he's going old-school to make the movie feel fresh

Apple hit with class action suit over MacBook, MacBook Pro butterfly switch keyboard failures

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015, claiming the company knew about the defect at or before the product's launch.

The problem of China's huge bike graveyards

Bike-sharing businesses are sweeping China but that's brought a problem - huge piles of abandoned bikes.

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Open channel: Do you still have a bad feeling about Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Coda is the best programming app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #12]

The iPhone and iPad are arguably one of the most powerful computers most of us own. While much argument has been had as to whether you can do real work on iOS, apps are a proving ground for what an iOS device is capable of. Coda for iOS harnesses the power of iOS to make a feature rich programming app, turning your iOS device into a shell terminal, FTP client, remote file viewer, and pocketable coding app.

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Amazon Echo that records kids draws concern from U.S. lawmakers

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Ebola's back again—why don't we have a cure for it yet?

New Microsoft Edge security features were just bypassed, opening door for exploits

A security mitigation in Microsoft Edge was cracked by researchers at Google Project Zero, specifically targeting out-of-process JIT implementations.

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Fox's TV bloodbath claims Lucifer and The Exorcist.

Snake Eyes: Paramount, Hasbro Developing G.I. Joe Spinoff Movie - IGN

A G.I. Joe spinoff movie about Snake Eyes is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are developing a film about the iconic G.I. Joe character, and Evan Spiliotopoulos is in negotiations to write the script.

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Verizon launched a mysterious new company with unlimited data for $40 a month

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It looks like Jessica Jones is finally trying to address its diversity problem

The 6 best blockchain jobs of the future

Companies are interested in developing blockchain solutions, and will need to communicate their needs to a blockchain development firm. Project managers will be required to manage and facilitate these projects, especially as companies take on more clients. The project manager will be responsible for translating the company's needs into technical language, and the blockchain developers' needs into plain English. They are also tasked with planning and supervising the execution of the blockchain project.

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Why can't Amazon can't fix its' review spam problem?

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How to automate your home with your IFTTT-supported router:

Google: Expect email from us on our new policy on harvesting your personal data | ZDNet

"We've improved the navigation and organization of the policy to make it easier to find what you're looking for; explained our practices in more detail and with clearer language; and added more detail about the options you have to manage, export, and delete data from our services," William Malcolm, director of privacy legal at Google EMEA, wrote in a blogpost .

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Robots go from soft to rigid (... jokes follow) | ZDNet

"The frictional forces generated by the pressure act like glue," says Yashraj Narang, a researcher in Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and first author on two papers about the dual phase materials. "We can control the stiffness, damping, kinematics, and dynamics of the structure by changing the number of layers, tuning the pressure applied to it, and adjusting the spacing between multiple stacks of layers."

People are still naming their kids after 'Game of Thrones' characters

The Social Security Administration has released its list of top baby names for U.S. kids in 2017. Surprise: people are still super into naming their kids after television characters.

New iPhone SE 2 renders reveal gorgeous glass back

Olixar is already producing accessories for the device based on information it has gleaned from sources in China. Its new screen protector indicates the iPhone SE 2 will be a big surprise, with an edge-to-edge display just like iPhone X.

​SK Broadband rolls out 2.5Gbps internet | ZDNet

SK Broadband has rolled out 2.5 gigabit per second internet for homes using Gigabit-Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology.

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What is Microsoft 365? Microsoft's most important subscription bundle, explained | ZDNet

Microsoft 365 is becoming a centerpiece of Redmond's cloud strategy. Here's everything you need to know about what it is and how it's evolving.

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These are the countries U.S. citizens can visit without a visa:

Tesla’s giant battery in Australia reduced grid service cost by 90%

Tesla’s giant Powerpack battery in Australia has been in operation for about 6 months now and we are just starting to discover the magnitude of its impact on the local energy market.

Google I/O 2018: Key takeaways on Duplex, AI, privacy, Android | ZDNet

There was something jarring to the Android controls on screen time and the extent Google outlined how limits were needed so people can live their lives . JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) is an acronym that was worth a chuckle. Leave your phone at home and you get JOMO instantly. I like the controls and have my own limits for myself. So, what's the problem? Those controls scream cover your arse to me. Whether it's Facebook, Google, or Apple there's a growing consensus that too much screen time is a health issue. Adding these controls almost feels like the Surgeon General's warning on cigarettes. Controls are handy, but may be there to head off class-action lawsuits in the future.

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The Red Cross wants to stop universally screening blood donations for Zika

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61 Pornhub reveals what people search for when it comes to masturbation porn
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63 Lyft faces another class action lawsuit over driver pay
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