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Tonight's SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

SpaceX will once again attempt its fifth rocket launch of the year this evening, after scrubbing yesterday's attempt. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that a "glitch in the motion of an upper stage engine...

'No Man's Sky' is delayed until August 9th

Prepare to wait a bit longer before going on your interstellar journey.

This is the best view of Pluto most of us will see in our lifetime

Behold the glory of Pluto.

MacBook Pro Rumors Tease Touch ID, OLED Mini Screen

Citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and anonymous sources, 9to5Mac tips a "thinner and lighter" design.

Samsung's Batman Galaxy S7 Edge has Alfred on speed dial

I know when that Batline bling, that can only mean one thing.

Planetary Resources cancels 'space selfie' project

But the company will refund all $1.5 million of its Kickstarter funding.

Researchers want robots to feel pain

Researchers in Germany are developing a way for robots to feel pain, in the hopes that doing so will enable them to better protect humans. The researchers, from Leibniz University of Hannover, are...

Watch an amazing onboard video of SpaceX's most recent rocket landing

Hours ago, SpaceX landed the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets. It was the third time in a row that the company has landed one of these rocket boosters on a drone ship at sea, and the...

The Founder Of TED Shares What It Takes To Build The World's Most Popular Conference

He created a conference that sells out before the speakers are announced. Here's how Richard Saul Wurman did it.

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7 ways to practice emotional first aid

Learn what treatments for emotional wounds work for you. Pay attention to yourself and learn how you, personally, deal with common emotional wounds. For instance, do you shrug them off, get really upset but recover quickly, get upset and recover slowly, squelch your feelings, or …? Use this analysis to help yourself understand which emotional first aid treatments work best for you in various situations (just as you would identify which of the many pain relievers on the shelves works best for you). The same goes for building emotional resilience. Try out various techniques and figure out which are easiest for you to implement and which tend to be most effective for you. But mostly, get into the habit of taking note of your psychological health on a regular basis — and especially after a stressful, difficult, or emotionally painful situation.

TNW Conference Europe 2016

In 2016 we are hosting our biggest conference so far, and we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to experience it.

I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind

Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess . But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped by Gizmodo’s office with a $400,000 F-35 helmet in hand. They even let me wear it.

4 SpaceX Just Stuck Another Landing

Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today .

Facebook and Microsoft team up to lay a massive internet cable across the Atlantic

Facebook and Microsoft  announced a partnership today to lay the highest-capacity subsea internet cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean, starting with hubs connecting Northern Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. The cable, called "MAREA" after the Spanish word for "tide," will be capable of 160 terabits per second of bandwidth and will stretch more than 4,100 miles of ocean in a submarine cable system. The two companies have hired Telxius, the infrastructure company owned by global communications giant Telefónica, to manage MAREA and expand network hubs from Europe to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Construction is slated to begin in August of this year with a goal of October 2017 to complete the cable.

6 - Facebook as a Playlist

Discover music shared by pages you like on Facebook. Listen to your news feed as one big dynamic playlist, always up to date. Explore music shared by individual pages, from their humble beginnings up to this very moment. Never miss a track again.

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Jawbone has stopped producing its fitness trackers and sold the remaining inventory to a third party

Lisa EadiciccoThe Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker. Jawbone has stopped making its UP fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller, sources familiar with the matter told Tech Insider.

The Best Images Reacting to the New, Awful Captain America Twist

So writer Nick Spencer had a bad idea for Captain America. And Marvel had the worse idea by letting it happen. But, as is often the case, the fans took the shitty lemons they were handed and made lemonade.

Terrapattern is Like a Search Engine for Satellite Imagery

Like many recent computer vision projects , Terrapattern uses something called a convolutional neural network  to make sense of what it’s looking at. The system analyzes images in layers: Lower layers identify basic visual characteristics like edges and curves; while higher layers make sense of the shapes identified by layers below them. But unlike other convolutional neural networks, which might eventually tell you the thing it’s looking at is a school bus, or a picture of a cat, Terrapattern’s network doesn’t assign a final classification to any of the images it analyzes. Instead, using half a million satellite images from OpenStreetMap, Levin and his team trained the network to recognize the descriptions of features in an image—roundness, smoothness, color, and so on. “When we want to discover places that look similar to your query, we just have to find places whose descriptions are similar to those of the tile you selected,” Levin explains on the tool’s website.

The X-Men Are Hollywood’s Most Under-Appreciated Heroes

The X-Men movies, which began in earnest in with X-Men in 2000, have never really been built like a franchise in the sense that we understand them now. There are no Marvel Studios-eque narrative phases to them. With the exception of the Wolverine movies—which, we concede, have shredded through their welcome—no one in any X-Flick is there to serve as spinoff fodder. ( Ladies and gentleman, Psylocke! Coming to theaters in 2019. ) While this difference may look like a lack of cohesion, it’s actually the franchise’s greatest strength. It allows each movie a looseness that other mega-franchises rarely get: Where  Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered under the narrative burden of setting up the overarching premise of MCU’s Phase 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past was able to just concentrate on its own story. That same freedom also allows for a left-field entry like Deadpool to get into the fray without disrupting the natural order of the universe. Related Posts The First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Is an All-Star Evil Team-Up Captain America: Civil War Is Fantastic, But Not Because of Captain America Avengers: Age of Ultron Ain’t Perfect, But You’ll Love It Apocalypse , meanwhile, saunters in with a white-hot (if largely underused) Oscar Isaac as the titular big bad, a handful of new X-Kids, and a full-on J.

This text line is helping teens talk about mental health without saying a word

Because of this data, Crisis Text Line knows that text counseling appeals to teens and young adults. About 65% of Crisis Text Line texters mention "school" as their location. While that’s not entirely surprising, an unexpected 35% of texters are estimated to be older than the line's target teen audience. In fact, 10% of Crisis Text Line texters are middle-aged men.

Amazon lets you access Alexa on the web via

Amazon lets you access Alexa on the web via Amazon has released a web-based version of the Echo's Alexa, called Check out this story on

Is America's Strongest Biometric Privacy Law About To Be Gutted?

It seems the amendment's backers are trying to pass it through quietly; Notice how this is all happening on the eve of a holiday weekend—the amendment was introduced today and the vote could happen as early as tomorrow. What's more, the Illinois legislature is about to go on a break this Monday. The amendment is tacked on a law that focuses on unclaimed property, not biometric data—which means legislators might not even realize that they are voting for the BIPA amendment, too. It should be noted that the author of this change, Senator Terry Link, was one of the original lawmakers behind BIPA.

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle's clout | ZDNet

Amazon's innovation here was to combine vertical integration with the willingness to allow users to read on whatever device they wanted to read on. Nearly my entire book library is now on Kindle. Yet I don't personally use a Kindle device, because I still don't like them. I like reading on my phone. Had Amazon tried for lock-in, which so many other vendors do as naturally as they breathe, I never would have replaced my paper books with Kindle books.

Facebook plans to officially kill its video ad exchange LiveRail

"We are discontinuing the LiveRail Private Exchange to focus on finding better ways for publishers to sell their ad space directly to advertisers, as well as expanding our video ad offering via Audience Network. This is what many of our publishing partners told us they wanted, and we believe this will make video ads more relevant to the people who watch them."

EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

Much EU-funded work under major research frameworks is already required to be open access. However, it can be costly for a researcher to make a paper free to access that would otherwise be paywalled at a major journal like Science or Nature; the cost of doing so could potentially be included in the grant, but how this will be handled at scale remains to be seen. TechCrunch has contacted the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for details on this and other questions.

Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too

With more than 1.6 billion active users who share a range of personal information through its service, Facebook has built a formidable advertising business that enables companies to drill down into granular detail when targeting the audience they want to reach. That’s changed the game for generating interest in websites, services, app downloads or really anything online. While Facebook’s Audience Network has enabled it to extend that reach outside of Facebook to let advertisers find Facebook users while they are not inside the social network, today’s subtle move could hand advertisers the power to reach even more people.

Google is building a self-driving car R&D center near Detroit

Google's Self-Driving Car Project  just announced on Google+ that it's building what it calls a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Michigan, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The 53,000-square-foot facility will be used for research and development in concert with the company's Michigan-based partners — this is still the home of the American auto industry, after all — and will be where Google works alongside Fiat Chrysler (based another 30 miles north in Auburn Hills) to build  its self-driving minivans starting later this year. "Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate more easily and access Michigan's top talent in vehicle development and engineering," the post reads.

Twitter awarded bug bounty hunters $322,420 over two years

Not to mention, the microblogging website has a standing offer of $15,000 for anyone who discovers a vulnerability that leaves it open to remote code executions. Twitter says it hasn't received any yet, but that's good news for the company. Besides talking about all the money that changed hands for the program, Twitter also revealed that only 20 percent of fixed bugs have been publicly disclosed. It says the company only discloses flaws "after they've been fixed, at the request of the researcher." If you're wondering what kind of vulnerabilities bounty hunters come across, Twitter lists some of the researchers' most notable finds in the same post.

Electric-car startup Faraday Future is already in expansion mode

FF's quick expansion is unprecedented for a startup automaker. The company employs nearly 800 people in the US, has three offices in California and one in North Las Vegas, and has a $1 billion factory about to get under way in Nevada while the company is shopping for a second plant.

Paper trail

Some of the book’s most compelling passages are lists, sometimes as much as a paragraph in length. The spices, minerals, animals, fabrics and books carried into Timbuktu in the Middle Ages give a heady taste of what the city once was. The printing process swirls to life in red, gold and black inks, on paper from Fez or distant Venice. Three craftsmen were needed to create a manuscript: one for the words, another for the proofreading and a third to dash in the delicate intonation markings. Yet the tension, whether to share the texts or hide them, is ever-present. These millions of pages become the endangered species of the story, threatened by wave after wave of invaders.

Rosetta Finds Building Blocks For Life On Comet

Scientists have long debated the possibility that some of the key ingredients for life on Earth were brought to our newly-formed planet by comets and asteroids. A new discovery in the “fuzzy atmosphere” of Rosetta’s comet may lend some credence to this theory.

How (and why) I'm reducing my Windows PC headcount | ZDNet

The switch from Windows to OS X has really paid off for me from a reliability standpoint. On average, my Windows laptops needed some 4.5 support calls and 2.3 hardware repairs during the first three years of ownership. In the three-and-a-half years since switching to Macs, not once have I had to call tech support or had to have a system repaired under warranty. Sure, the Mac ecosystem is far from perfect, and there are still plenty of annoyances to contend with, but I'm wasting a lot less time hand-holding systems these days.

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

Tesla bet big on its battery design in the early days, enabled the company to have a long-range EV before anyone else. Most EVs from traditional automakers top out at around 100 miles on a charge. Tesla's competitors have also looked to battery pack designs that aren't as complex, that don't require thousands of individual Li-ion cells.

Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 add heart sensors, and Pebble Core stands in for your phone

The most notable software change revolves around what Pebble is calling Actions. The company found that people didn’t want to click through menus and apps in order to do something as simple as order an Uber, or begin composing a text to a loved one. With the new software, when you press the up button, the watch will immediately display a series of actions. Highlight the task you want to complete, press the middle button, and you’re done. You can set up actions within the Pebble app. Sticking with Pebble’s previous promise to support older products, the new software will also be available for current Pebble Time watches.

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How to take jaw-dropping photographs of star trails

Producing a star-trail demands a clear night and a camera with manual controls, which means a DSLR, or at least a capable compact. What lens you use will make a difference to the composition; an expensive full-frame camera will always squeeze more in than the cheaper crop sensor cameras, but it's more important just to use the widest angle lens you can get your hands on. You'll also need a tripod and a good dollop of patience; a star-trail takes about at least an hour, but the longer the better (pack a fresh battery).

13 Terrifically Terrible Sci-Fi Movies to Watch on a Long Weekend

Well, that’s me for the most part. There’s nothing quite like kicking back on a long weekend, closing your curtains, and suspending disbelief for hours at a time. And to really escape, you need a cocktail that mixes the best of fantasy with the worst of sci-fi. You know the genre I’m talking about. I’m talking about sci-fi movies that are so bad, so ridiculous, and so unbelievable that they’re amazing. Check out a baker’s dozen of my favorites.

JVM JIT optimization techniques

JVM is a brilliant piece of software that makes your code run faster without having to worry about optimizations that might come at the expense of maintainable codebase (e.g. inlining methods in the source code). These optimizations are affected by many factors, so it’s not worth optimizing anything before the need for that is well supported by measurements. Gut feelings about code performance can be misleading, because there is a lot more under the hood of the JVM that it seems at first. And exactly this is the great thing about it: for most of the time, many performance considerations are invisible from the higher abstraction levels, so you can concentrate writing simple, elegant and maintainable applications in Java, Scala, Kotlin or anything that runs on the JVM.

JailbreakMe like Safari-based iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Demoed

The latest iOS version that can be jailbroken currently is iOS 9.1. Back in October, Pangu Team released a new version of their popular Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 . Apple responded quickly to kill the Pangu Jailbreak by releasing iOS 9.1 , which patched several vulnerabilities used by the jailbreak tool. It continued patching some more exploits in iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2.1 used in the Pangu Jailbreak. But Pangu team responded recently, by releasing a new version of their Pangu Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 9.1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1 or iOS 9.3.2.

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You can run but you can’t hide: Facebook ads are coming for you

So what does this mean for the average Joe web user? If they already have a Facebook profile, nothing much here will change — but those trying to avoid Facebook’s reach will find it much harder. Now non-users who visit a website displaying Facebook advertisements will be identified and tracked by the social media company (as other ad trackers do). This is how Facebook will attempt to show relevant ads to the unknown user, and it’s not unlike how Google tracks users to display relevant ads.

Apple building Amazon Echo competitor, says report

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to pick up all these echoes of the Echo, along with Amazon's device itself (powered by its Alexa app), and see who gets the upper hand in a witty-repartee contest. "OK, Google, Siri, Alexa: Who's the fairest voice-activated smart home speaker of them all? The snarkiest wins; the rest of you get recycled. Bwahahahaa..."

Keepin' it Reel, Episode 328: X-Men: Apocalypse Spoilercast - IGN

This week, we delve deep into SPOILERS to discuss X-Men: Apocalypse , which opens in North American theaters this weekend after a week in international release. We go over what we thought worked and didn't, what they got right comics-wise, and where we think the franchise may go next.

ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful

There's more to it than just raw speed, too. You get customizable lighting that includes color-shifting and patterns -- you can even have the lights pulse to your music if you want your PC to serve as a tiny disco. ASUS' mix of heatpipes and custom-shaped fans also promises a card that's 30 percent cooler and three times quieter than NVIDIA's stock hardware.

7 simple LinkedIn photo tricks that will dramatically increase your chances of landing your dream job

7 simple LinkedIn photo tricks that will dramatically increase your chances of landing your dream job

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Senate anti-encryption bill is effectively dead, for now

There were certainly signs that the would-be bill might die before it was really born. Burr and Feinstein didn't have a firm timetable, and it's difficult to propose legislation like this during an election year when support from tech companies could decide the outcome. There was also stiff opposition from the pro-privacy camp: Senator Ron Wyden threatened a filibuster.

A First Look at America’s Supergun

The Navy developed the railgun as a potent offensive weapon to blow holes in enemy ships, destroy tanks and level terrorist camps. The weapon system has the attention of top Pentagon officials also interested in its potential to knock enemy missiles out of the sky more inexpensively and in greater numbers than current missile-defense systems—perhaps within a decade.

Watch NASA's second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS

The BEAM's design is intended to give astronauts a bit more room aboard the ISS. But that won't happen just yet. First, the BEAM has to be tested out to see how it holds up in space. Because NASA doesn't know if the habitat is safe yet, astronauts will only enter it about three to four times a year, for a period of two years. And each time they do, they'll gather data that will be used to assess its conditions.


How the Textbook Industry Tries to Hook Your Prof

This is my favorite point to discuss with book reps. They bring in a fancy new textbook and argue that I should use it because it’s better. I respond that textbook A and textbook B are nearly the same. “Oh no!” the rep will say. “Ours is different! We have life science applications built right into the book!” OK, that might be true. That might even be different than other books. However, the core of the textbook is the same as other textbooks.

Those rumors of an all-glass iPhone just got a lot more realistic

But now those rumors seem even more likely to be true. At its annual shareholder meeting , the chairman of longtime iPhone supplier Catcher Technology Allen Horng said, indicated that the 2017 iPhone would indeed have an all-glass display. Catcher has been the chassis maker for iPhone devices for a number of years and the move to a non-aluminum chassis could mean Catcher would lose business.

Stop Selling. Start Sharing. What Social Media's All About

Kitchen knives come in a variety of blade styles; each blade is designed to perform different tasks. So, talk about them. Talk about knife blades, handles, edges, blade materials that work best for various jobs. Talk about the importance of keeping a knife sharp. Talk about the history of knives. Develop interesting associations with other subjects through your knives. The list is virtually endless and there are endless ways to talk about it all. Think creatively. But keep in mind that social media is a forum for conversation, for imparting information that will teach people something or help them in some way. Give people something to think about. Get them talking. Give them a reason to come back to your site regularly. You’re on social media to make people happy and your ongoing (consistent) presence on social media should be designed to  keep  them happy.

High Pressure Start-Ups Need Resourceful Front Line Leaders Like Our Vets

Betsy felt somewhat helpless to help Nick transition home after being forced into an unexpected medical retirement. "This was a such a difficult time for us as a family watching the stress of an unchallenging factory night job and frustrated that the business world doesn't recognize contribution equals experience." In Nick's case, he focused, took action, got his college degree and now works in the private sector. It shouldn't have been all up to Nick though. Supporting those that serve with respect for the contributions they can make and qualified experiences that can lead your company to success is more than a thank you, it's a smart pay-it-forward business decision.

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.

Reddit will soon start rewriting certain links to make money

We’re going to be launching a feature that will automatically rewrite many links to online merchants so that they include a Reddit affiliate code. This feature will go live on June 3, 2016. Reddit will receive a small (generally single-digit) percentage of any purchases after someone clicks a link with one of our affiliate codes. This is part of our overall initiative to transform Reddit into a sustainable long-term business.

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