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Boeing's folding wingtips get the FAA green light

The folding wings will let the Boeing 777X dock at standard airport gates.

Muppets go R-rated in 'The Happytime Murders' trailer

These are not the Muppets we know.

The first photo from NASA's planet-hunting TESS satellite is full of so many stars

"My God, it's full of stars."

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The Miley of the rodent community.

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Developers Union wants free trials for all iOS apps | Cult of Mac

The first cause the group has taken up is convincing Apple to put time-limited trials in the App Store. These would help potential customers decide if they want a relatively expensive application without having to put any money down. The theory is that people would be more likely to pay for pricier apps if they’d already tried them.

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Trump reportedly pushed postmaster general to double Amazon fees

The president's push to increase the company's shipping and delivery costs are the only known official action he's taken against the company. The move could cost the companies involved billions of dollars, the Post reports.

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Techmeme on Twitter

Google removed "Don't be evil" from the top of its code of conduct in late April or early May, Wayback Machine archives show; kept one mention at the bottom ( @kateconger / Gizmodo) http://gizmodo.com/google-removes-nearly-all-mentions-of-dont-be-evil-from-1826153393 … http://www.techmeme.com/180518/p15#a180518p15 …

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Commemorate the royal wedding with this gaudy gold iPhone X | Cult of Mac

Didn’t get an invite to the Prince Harry’s wedding but still wanna feel like royalty? The goldsmiths at Goldgenie have the perfect new product for you: a 24-carat gold iPhone X engraved with Harry and Meghan’s picture on the back.

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IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today" | ZDNet

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few years.

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Hasbro just trademarked Play-Doh's smell. Oh, the memories

Hasbro describes the distinctive eau de Play-Doh as a "combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough."

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Cloud services dominate business strategy, making the SLA vital for success

Whether it is software-as-a-service (SaaS), business-process-as-a-service (BPaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), or a combination of the three, cloud computing has become an integral part of the overall information technology strategy for many enterprises. This is why it is so important for every organization to develop an approach to hiring cloud services that includes a clear definition of what is expected—from both sides of the agreement.

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The top 10 cities where job seekers want to move

"You might expect that more money would be a top factor for job seekers when considering whether to move for a job, but it's not. Our research shows companies with good culture and employees who love what they do ultimately have a leg-up when it comes to attracting the best talent from across the country," Chamberlain said in the release. "This means employers must ramp-up their recruiting efforts for groups least likely to move - such as women or more senior workers - and have either excellent culture or strong pay or benefits offerings."

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Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden Is Leaving Company

Uber Technologies Inc.’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, said he is leaving the company after a four-year stint that included the development of the company’s carpool service and oversight of its flying-taxi initiative.

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Hearing Yanny? You might speak a lot of languages

President Donald Trump and White House staffers waded into the Laurel or Yanny minefield with a humorous video, but good luck turning this into a political debate. Qualtrics found 53 percent of Democrats heard Laurel while 51 percent of Republicans heard Yanny. That isn't significant enough to argue about.

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You are cordially invited to the royal wedding on Flipboard

In case you hadn't heard, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married this year.<p>The big day is taking place on 19 May, chances are loads of …

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io9 on Twitter

Andrea Romano (the producer) went on the record saying the reason this was cancelled is because the toys didn't sell. A bit of animation business info: When cartoons are expensive, they are subsidized by licensing. If toys don't sell, that money gets pulled and shows get the ax.

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Website flaw exposes real-time locations of U.S. cellphones

A website flaw at a California company that gathers real-time data on cellular wireless devices could have allowed anyone to pinpoint the location of any AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile cellphone in the United States to within hundreds of yards, a security researcher said.

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The FDA just approved the first drug designed to prevent migraines

The drug is called Aimovig and is made by pharmaceutical giants Amgen and Novartis. It is delivered via injection with a device that is similar to an insulin pen, reports the New York Times . Aimovig works by blocking a protein fragment called CGRP, which instigates and perpetuates migraines. Aimovig will be available within the next week–potentially being a life-changing medication for millions of Americans afflicted by migraines.

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Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in U.S. following Facebook...

(Reuters) - Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the center of Facebook Inc’s privacy scandal, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States late on Thursday.

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5 ways HomePod could catch up with its rivals | Cult of Mac

This one might sound strange, since Apple has been more focused on creating a device for audiophiles than either of its rivals. Most reviews praised the HomePod for how good it sounds. And the speaker’s ability to calibrate sound for whichever room it’s in is nothing short of remarkable. So how, then, could Apple do more to make HomePod the unequivocal choice for any serious music fans?

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How to use the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension

That's all there is to adding another layer of privacy to the Firefox browser. I highly recommend making use of this extension, especially if you depend upon social networking to help spread the word of your business or services. The last thing you want is to allow those sites to easily track your web footprint. With the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension, you gain a bit of added privacy while also enabling you to use multiple accounts for any site you use. Give this extension a go, and see if it doesn't wind up becoming a permanent fixture in Firefox.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

These paper sculptures are out of this world http://gizmo.do/o08jxjx  pic.twitter.com/78lY3y1wp2

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Hubble's latest batch of space porn is some of the best we've ever seen http://gizmo.do/0JMUiMb  pic.twitter.com/1JST7zlTiB

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Got sick from dairy? It was probably raw milk's fault http://gizmo.do/tV3veIn  pic.twitter.com/LyhFIIXqsh

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Dashlane is the best password manager [Essential iOS Apps #15]

How many logins and passwords do you have? If the answer is more than one, then ask yourself how many accounts use the same password? If that answer isn’t zero, you need Dashlane. Reused and weak passwords are one of the biggest vulnerabilities on the modern web, but remembering a bunch of unique and complex passwords is nearly impossible. What isn’t hard is using your thumb or face to open a password manager with all your strong passwords.

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Yes, you can still become fluent in another language as an adult: http://lifehac.kr/dUw8hk7  pic.twitter.com/xGYq10EgO8

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Gizmodo on Twitter

The highest paid CEO in the country reportedly decided to fuck up Snapchat all by himself http://gizmo.do/Y1LK3uB  pic.twitter.com/2Trp0aRS3T

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The Verge on Twitter

Tidal is investigating data breach that led to accusation of inflated streaming numbers https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/18/17370444/tidal-investigating-data-breach-inflated-streaming-subscriber-numbers?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/rkK8FVq6Ky

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Here's how to watch *that* wedding: http://lifehac.kr/8UyVcKT  pic.twitter.com/fYCcox8idU

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The future is knit: Why the ancient art of knitting is high-tech again http://gizmo.do/lSNZh2g  pic.twitter.com/8CyxSoL66c

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For the love of god, keep your literal ass away from the pool when you're sick http://gizmo.do/1uyMSYL  pic.twitter.com/RY7RrTZxA4

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NBC News MACH on Twitter

Our tsunami warning system is faulty. Can these scientists fix it? https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/our-tsunami-warning-system-faulty-can-these-scientists-fix-it-ncna874951?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma … pic.twitter.com/ln5W780TT6

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For your convenience, a Deadpool 2 spoiler discussion zone http://gizmo.do/o4bOJhN  pic.twitter.com/2fqsTFYkDT

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Samsung AR/VR headset release date, price, news and rumors

Rumors give us an idea about what Samsung’s new AR/VR headset could end up looking like, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. Will this be the product to push augmented reality to the average consumer while at the same time shaking up the VR industry? We’ll have to wait and see.

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iPhone X Tesla: Need to get rid of cash? This $4,500 solar-power phone is an option | ZDNet

The new iPhone X Tesla is even more expensive than Caviar's gold engraved iPhone editions but possibly more functional, assuming the solar panels work as promised and the iPhone isn't constantly in a pocket. If so, it may reduce the time spent connected to a USB power cord for charging.

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding with this savory full English casserole: http://lifehac.kr/nOz1WNh  pic.twitter.com/uti5rQOUDR

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Epic makes big promises for Fortnite on mobile, but one thing’s missing

In its “State of Mobile” update published today, the company promises voice chat and statistics are coming this summer — along with Android support. But one key feature, which we’ve all been patiently waiting for, is missing from its list.

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​Samsung S9: The fastest smartphone of them all | ZDNet

The chip has been there for a while to make the Samsung S9 smartphones the fastest of them all -- and now, the 4G networks can support its high-speed hardware.

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Today in Apple history: Cupertino previews the Fifth Avenue Apple store

May 18, 2006: The world — and, more specifically, the Apple-watching press — gets its first glimpse at Apple’s swanky new Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City.

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Here's the true story of how Laurel became Yanny: http://lifehac.kr/FdtsLob  pic.twitter.com/lcNpLHCkXD

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How to run Windows 10 and Windows applications on your Mac | ZDNet

macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.

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There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

A 14-year-old boy went to Highland Hig h, his former school, and began shooting a semiautomatic rifle shortly before classes were scheduled to begin, officials said. A 15-year-old boy was struck in the shoulder.

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Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs | ZDNet

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Apple may open a campus in North Carolina, home of harsh anti-LGBTQ laws

Some advocates fear that may be shifting since Apple is reportedly now considering opening a campus in North Carolina, home to some of the region's toughest anti-LGBTQ laws. While some believe that Apple's move could bring change to the state, others aren't as confident.

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Enjoy free Instacart grocery deliveries when you use Apple Pay

This week’s promotion lets you enjoy free delivery when you purchase groceries through Instacart. You have until 11:59 p.m. PT on May 23 to take advantage of it.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

You will never be the same after watching the red band trailer for The Happytime Murders http://gizmo.do/3q7ovww  pic.twitter.com/kuCBjo6fjx

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Everything you need to know to get started at a new coworking spot: http://lifehac.kr/MLOGaB9  pic.twitter.com/VgokkyyOSc

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Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots are coming. Are they overlords or friendly companions designed to help us perform the mundane tasks of our respective days? Perhaps it’s both. Whatever the purpose, they’re no longer part of some vague future we can’t quite fathom. They’re here now, and we got to meet a few of them at TC Sessions: Robotics at UC Berkeley.

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U.S. can’t help Apple in its fight against EU | Cult of Mac

The U.S. wanted to be in Apple’s corner for its battle against the European Union, but a ruling from the EU’s highest court means that the United States is going to have to keep its distance.

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Florida student scores 124 free pairs of Crocs for a very comfy graduation ceremony

Florida student scores 124 free pairs of Crocs for a very comfy graduation ceremony

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Apple starts paying off its massive $16 billion European tax bill | Cult of Mac

Apple has transferred the first 1.5 billion euro ($1.18 billion) installment of its $16 billion fine ordered by the European Union, reflecting back taxes the company supposedly hasn’t paid.

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