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Everything you need to know to go back to 'Twin Peaks'

Here's every hair-whitening, mind-bending, pie-swallowing thing you need to know about "Twin Peaks" before the surreal whodunit returns on Showtime. Warning: spoilers!

Keep on truckin’: 5 companies disrupting the road freight industry

So Uber officially launched its not-so-secret trucking business, Uber Freight, on Thursday, as the Silicon Valley tech titan looks to infiltrate another lucrative industry: long-distance road freight.

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Meet Emma, the wearable that helps people with Parkinson's

Microsoft has unveiled a prototype watch that helps those suffering from Parkinson’s disease by lowering the amount of tremors.

The real reason why drone delivery wins

It has nothing to do with pizza.

The idea is to make a relatively small, compact power supply that can fit many purposes. This build will include the following ports: USB charger Car Cigarette socket XT-60 (RC) T-plug (RC) Banana plugsIt also includes an adjustable part that could be used for: Testing electronics Powering your laptopThis instead of only one pair banana plugs. I think it's also important that it can be built with a limited budget and that everyone can make this or a similar project.

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Why Google Assistant Can't Beat Siri for iPhone Users

You can't launch it with your iPhone's home button or with your voice.  To launch Siri on your iPhone, you just click the home button for a couple of seconds. You can also say "Hey, Siri" if you have more recent hardware. With the Google Assistant app, you have to either use a shortcut in the widget panel left of the iPhone's first home screen or find the app icon. You also can't launch the app by saying "OK, Google," but you can use the phrase if you already have the app open. This relatively small inconvenience can be a deal breaker as one of the selling points of a comprehensive voice assistant is to avoid tapping and switching between different apps.

Microsoft's updated Surface Pro allegedly leaks ahead of event | ZDNet

Spoiler alert: A leak provides an early glimpse of Microsoft's updated Surface Pro, but don't expect any major changes.

Want a Raspberry Pi-powered PC? This $50 case turns the Pi into a desktop - TechRepublic

Now Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell has released the Pi Desktop, a case that offers most of what you need to build a Pi-based PC. The case includes a real-time clock, an mSATA solid-state drive interface, heat sink, and a power switch, with support for an optional camera.

Graph databases and RDF: It's a family affair | ZDNet

RDF is a graph data model you've probably either never heard of, or already dismissed. Why is that, could there be value in it, and how does it differ from the most popular graph data model out there?

​'Safe and predictable' Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft | ZDNet

The other source of confusion may be due to Windows 10 S being designed to run only Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. The Linux distros are available from the Windows Store UWP app package (APPX), but they're an "exotic type of app" that, once installed, run as non-UWP command-line tools. That is, they run outside the UWP sandbox, which isn't permitted under the Windows 10 S security model.

Twitter abandons 'Do Not Track' privacy protection | ZDNet

Kint remains hopeful about DNT: "Twitter dropping its support is disappointing as they were a leader here, but the standard is written regardless of what Twitter says and will continue to move forward. In the desire to regain consumer trust and reduce ad blocking, the ad tech world would be wise to embrace Do Not Track rather than ignoring it. Ultimately consumers win. No business has ever succeeded long-term without meeting consumer demands."

14 new features in Android O you need to know about

Keep in mind as you go through these slides, features often change during development. So things may look different this fall when Android O gets a proper name and release. But until then, the following are features you can expect when Android O hits your device.

​macOS Sierra: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

This in-depth look at macOS Sierra covers new and exciting features, enhanced integration with iOS, requirements for installation, and how to get the most out of Apple's desktop OS.

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'Human+' exhibit explores the future of humanity

The new exhibit is typical of the museum's shows featuring an intriguing blend of technology and art. CNET got a chance to tour the grounds and here are the some of the fascinating displays from the exhibition.

You can order food straight from Facebook now

Facebook is rolling out the option to order food straight from its app, with no need to open up a separate restaurant page or jump away from the endless scrolling you're doing through your friends' vacation and baby photos.

Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

Google Assistant is considered a more powerful voice assistant when you compare it to the current version of Siri. It lets you ask more complicated queries and it has third-party integrations. It also lets you control your connected devices, as the company just announced new partnerships with third-party companies.

In encryption push, Senate staff can now use Signal for secure messaging

Without any fanfare, the Senate Sergeant at Arms recently told Senate staffers that Signal, widely considered by security researchers and experts to be the most secure encrypted messaging app, has been approved for use.

Here are the best apps on Android, according to Google | ZDNet

From indie developers to VR apps, there's a little bit of everything in Google Play Awards 2017.

Windows XP hit by WannaCry ransomware? This tool could decrypt your infected files | ZDNet

Windows XP wasn't vulnerable to the WannaCry worm but still could be infected with the ransomware. Now there's a tool to decrypt Windows XP machines attacked by WannaCry.

Tom Hardy to star as Venom in Spider-Man spin-off movie

In this week's wrap-up, Google shows off new features coming to Google Assistant and Google Photos that let the apps give you information on things based on images alone. On the dark side of tech, the ransomware known as WannaCry continues to make a mess of things.

5 reasons to use Google Photos on your iPhone

Now, we get to the new features announced at Google I/O. They won't be rolling out for another week or two but they look promising. First up, some help with sharing your photos. Google Photos will use machine learning to select photos and suggest which of your friends or family to send them to and ask to add their photos from the wedding, party, or whatever event you were all at. I look forward to being a better photo sharer with Suggested Sharing .

Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple today officially seeded the first developer beta for both iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. In both cases, the new versions of the operating systems are minor updates, so it is likely that they will not introduce any new major forward-facing features for the end user. They will mostly be geared towards fixing behind-the-scenes issues that may have come up since the most recent public launch, as well as other bug fixes.

Stunning photo series celebrates the complex identity of LGBTQ Africans

"The pictures are meant to be uplifting and emancipatory," he says. "With every click of my camera, I work to envision what a free world can look like for black queer and trans people. We exist, and have always existed in African communities."

Swipe: Tudor haunts and jet suits

Gemma Morris meets a flying jet suit inventor and Alex Morgan looks at Tudor house restoration tech, plus the latest games reviews.

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Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world's biggest with $93 billion of capital

RIYADH The world's largest private equity fund, backed by Japan's Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

How a wildly popular newsletter with millions of subscribers patronizes and insults its millennial readers

The newsletter’s logo—a stick-thin woman in pearls, a pencil skirt, and pumps—may as well be Ivanka’s silhouette. Its tagline, “the Skimm makes it easier to be smarter,” is the perfect bait for the in-between voters who’d make up Ivanka’s base: People who don’t take pride in their ignorance, per se, but who also don’t particularly care about gaining a nuanced understanding of politics and policy. Brains, in their world, are a means to an end, whether it’s saving face at a smarty-pants cocktail party or getting to sit in the Oval Office—and smarts only have to go as deep as it takes to convince other people you have them.

How to add a second clock to the Windows taskbar - TechRepublic

Step-by-step instructions for customizing the Windows taskbar clock with additional clocks for different time zones.

How to automatically dial extensions for your iPhone contacts - TechRepublic

From your iPhone's home screen, tap on the Contacts app to open it. If you wish to add an extension to an existing contact, find that person's name and tap on it. If you want to create a new contact with an extension, tap on the + symbol at the top right corner of the screen.

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The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa, exclusive documents reveal

The marked increase in U.S. activity tracks with the rising number of major terror groups in Africa. A 2012 version of SOCAFRICA’s strategic planning documents also obtained by VICE News lists five major terror groups. The October 2016 files list seven by name — al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Magreb, ISIS, Ansar al-Sharia, al-Murabitun, Boko Haram, the Lord’s Resistance Army, and al-Shabaab — in addition to “other violent extremist organizations,” also known as VEOs. In 2015, Bolduc said that there are

29 There's no shame in taking care of your mental health

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that's uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak — it makes us human."

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

OK, so this one's closer to being a novella than a short story, but I'm including it because it's such a fast read you could easily hammer through it in one sitting. The main bulk of the story involves the main character Emily trying to escape her psychopathic neighbour, and although the phrase "nail biting" is a bit of a cliche it's also absolutely true in this case. The story is tense . Like Misery it's got that claustrophobic, they-could-be-back-at-any-moment sense of desperation that genuinely unnerves you while you're reading. And, also like Misery , it's got one hell of a persistent antagonist.

Tim Cook's been spotted testing a glucose monitor for Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook is testing out a glucose monitor for the Apple Watch, according to a report.

12 ways to improve iPad battery life

I don't need to answer phone calls on my iPad and I rarely use it to finish an email or text I started on my iPhone or Mac (or vice versa). Because I use my iPad for different things than my iPhone or Mac, I don't need Handoff to share activities between these very different devices. If this also describes you, then you can save a bit of battery life by disabling Handoff, another wireless technology that is using battery resources in the background to search for compatible devices even when you aren't actively using it. To disable Handoff, go to Settings > General > Handoff and toggle off the feature.

Worst hit by WannaCry: People still using Windows 7

Roughly 98 percent of infected PCs were running a version of Windows 7, according to data released Friday by security firm Kaspersky Lab. About 1.5 percent of infections hit 2008 R2 Server clients, while Windows XP infections were "insignificant," Costin Raiu, director of research for Kaspersky Lab, said in a tweet .

Apple's new campus has just about everything, except daycare

Reasons often cited for not having on-campus child care include cost (not a factor for Apple, which has more than $250 billion in cash) and the complications of running a highly regulated facility. States have different rules about the number of caregivers required for a given number of children, and some employers worry about liability (note: operating an on-campus gym also comes with risks and liabilities, so this is a concern that can be overcome).

Twitter's Vine accidentally exposed email addresses of some users

"We take these incidents very seriously, and we're sorry this occurred," Vine wrote in its email. It also said the information exposed could not be used to access accounts, and there were no indications any of the data had been misused.

Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened

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Poetry, music and identity

One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the "Décima." In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one. He closes the talk with a performance of the resulting song, "La Milonga del Moro Judío." (In Spanish with English subtitles)

There's a handy shortcut menu hidden on your iPhone or iPad | ZDNet

The feature is called AssistiveTouch, and what it does is float a small menu on your display (which you can move about on the screen to wherever suits you) that allows you to carry out gestures such as pinching or multi-finger swipes with a single finger, offers quick access to a variety of functions, and even allows you to activate Siri without pressing the Home button.

39 Depths of corruption

Corruption manifests in many ways -- from money-laundering shell companies to bribes to broken electoral systems. These speakers look boldly at what's wrong, and offer bold ideas on what we can do about it.

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Uber may charge you more based on where you're going

Uber isn't attempting to sort its customers into rich ones and poor ones, Graf said. Instead, it groups them into "time-sensitive" UberX riders versus "price-sensitive" UberPool riders, he said. People who take an UberX are already opting to pay more to take a ride that is both private and takes a direct route. With route-based pricing, Uber will charge UberX riders an additional premium, one they're likely to pay.

The Arctic seed vault had to deal with melting permafrost last winter

Whether or not these conditions become common as the Arctic warms, precautions are being taken to avoid a repeat of this event. Precautions include waterproofing improvements for the entrance tunnel and drainage channels to divert meltwater. It might take a little more than sticking a freezer inside an Arctic mountain to keep these seeds cold and safe, it seems.

43 Machine intelligence makes human morals more important

Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this cautionary talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how intelligent machines can fail in ways that don't fit human error patterns — and in ways we won't expect or be prepared for. "We cannot outsource our responsibilities to machines," she says. "We must hold on ever tighter to human values and human ethics."

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Uber vs Google: And now, the self-driving car war gets nasty

Google's already won a minor victory. A judge barred Levandowski from working on Uber's self-driving car project until the case is resolved. The case is headed for open court, which is generally seen as bad news for Uber, as it will mean they'll have to reveal secrets, and leave the verdict's fate to a jury. It's a case that could result in Uber essentially being forced to hit the reset button on a substantial part of its self-driving car operation. This is a company that already has self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh and Arizona. Few competitors in the space are that far along.  If they lost in court, it'd be a major setback for a company that's been seen one of the leaders in this field. But it'd also be everyone else's gain—including Google.

Are you making time to innovate? You should be. - TechRepublic

The formula for achieving business success in today’s always-on, always-evolving business environment begins and ends with innovation. It’s a prerequisite for staying ahead of the competition and customer needs. Likewise, constantly evolving your business model to align with customer buying behavior is the new normal. Learn why there’s no better time than the present to put innovation on the IT agenda in this informative article.

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Here are the 6 major trends that changed the world of IoT in 2016

The Internet of Things is moving from futuristic to commonplace. The huge amount of active devices in 2020, projected by IDC, Gartner, and Juniper, don’t seem as colossal as they did at the start of the year, due to a variety of ambitious and successful IoT projects.

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My first Star Wars movie was 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor'

And that's the key. The blasters. It was the production design, copied and pasted from Star Wars proper, that captured my imagination. The mix of sci-fi and fantasy, pew-pew lasers and wizards in the woods, was a heady combination for my little mind. Long before Star Wars became a cultural juggernaut, I bumbled across this odd little corner of it, a wild, wooly offshoot. And even though it was rubbish, it still had enough of that magic to ensnare and ensorcel me.

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