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Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the...

100 people share their favorite sex position and some are inspiringly creative

Some require a little explanation.

Take a VR trip with Google Expeditions all by yourself

Self-Guided Expeditions make it easy to use the app outside of the classroom.

This PSA Shows How Texting While Doing Other Things Is Funny Until It’s Really Not

Multi-tasking shouldn’t be at the expense your life or anyone else’s.

Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars

Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020. SpaceX will not fully...

For some reason BBC dignifies whiney 'Doctor Who' casting complaints with a response

TL;DR: Grow up.

When Chris Christie caught a foul ball at a Mets game, the whole stadium booed him

Citi Field was not happy.

China’s biggest movie is based on an internet novel

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Apple has a new machine-learning journal that lets Apple scientists publicize their work

As  reported by RocketNews24 , the study, which was conducted by Media Care Life Insurance, asked 1,000 new and veteran office workers their opinion on workplace romances and the results were unequivocally clear: Striking up a relationship over the Xerox machine is a-okay with them. According to the study, 86% of new employees said an office romance is fine with them, while 89% of grizzled workplace veterans, who are just slightly more dead inside, believe office affairs are okay, too. There are some caveats, though: No one wants a workplace romance to affect their work—i.e., they don't want to see heart-eyes emojis in every office memo, and no one should be re-creating scenes from Secretary in the supply closet.

Facebook finally adds virtual reality app to the social network

Facebook has made its first move to integrate virtual reality onto the main social network, confirming that users of its VR app Spaces will now be able to broadcast themselves on a live video.

'SNL' writer treats Trump's tweets like they're text messages

'SNL' writer treats Trump's tweets like they're text messages

Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide

Amazon’s Treasure Truck , the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S. First announced back in 2015 in Seattle, then rolled out the following year, Treasure Truck initially appeared to be some sort of one-off marketing experiment, but its recently granted patent and forthcoming nationwide launch now seem to indicate broader plans for Amazon’s attempt at crossing online and real-world shopping.

Google Search on iOS Now Has Its Own News Feed

Google has freshly updated the Google Search app on iOS, introducing a News Feed section to the app. The news will be displayed based on the topics you choose, and also going by your search history on the app. The content will be driven by machine learning to provide relevant and important news articles as they break.

SDCC 2017 prepares to conquer downtown San Diego

The CNET team is on the ground in downtown San Diego to bring you the latest news from one of the biggest celebrations of pop culture.


Bixby's voice capabilities have been available in the US as part of an opt-in beta test, and Samsung says that feedback has led to faster response times, improved comprehension of varied phrasing around the same question, better hands-free operation, and more. Over 100,000 users of the flagship devices have enrolled in the early access program and issued over 4 million voice commands. Also, Samsung says Bixby can now read aloud your latest SMS messages and emails -- if you use its stock apps on the Galaxy S8. Bixby can be activated with a push of the dedicated Bixby button located on the side of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, or by saying "hi Bixby." Like Siri and Google Assistant, Bixby can handle alarms, send texts, and so on, but its real power lies in the ability to access granular phone settings or -- in supported apps -- automatically move through several menu screens to perform commands that Google Assistant simply can't do. Samsung says that deep learning should allow Bixby to improve over time as it begins to recognize users' preferences and ways of speaking.

Raspberry Pi with an industrial flavor: ModBerry adds 4G, GPS, and cloud data - TechRepublic

The ModBerry's makers say the device is suited to a wide range of industrial uses where a system is needed to collect, log and visualize data, suggesting it could be used with medical, energy management, IoT, smart car, production line and other IT systems.

Windows 10 no longer supported? How to tell if your PC is eligible for latest version | ZDNet

Millions of three- and four-year-old PCs are being blocked from installing the latest Windows 10 feature update. Is your PC at risk? Here are two ways to check for potential problems.

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Elon Musk says the first passengers on SpaceX rockets must be ‘brave’

How to auto-forward emails in Gmail and G Suite - TechRepublic

I auto-forward all my email into one G Suite account to simplify search. That way, it takes one search to find content. Otherwise, I would need to switch-and-search within each email account separately, or use a mail client to search locally-stored email. In my case, I forward email from at least four accounts—a personal Gmail account, a G Suite account I use for a class I teach, as well as two other accounts—into my primary Gmail account.

NBC News launches ‘Stay Tuned,’ a twice-daily Snapchat news broadcast

NBC News is bringing news broadcasts to Snapchat, the company announced today, with the launch of a twice-daily headline news show it’s calling “Stay Tuned.” The show aims to connect with younger viewers who no longer get their news from traditional television, nor connect with a trusted anchor during a nightly broadcast as generations before them.

Deal of the Week: For U.S. IPOs, It's the Year of the Flop

For U.S. IPOs, 2017 has been the year of the flop. Blue Apron has tanked since it started trading last month. Shares of Snap fetch less than $15, the lowest since its debut in March. And the Bloomberg U.S. IPO index has risen just 1.5 percent this year, underperforming the S&P 500's 10 percent gain. What's going on? Bloomberg IPO reporter Alex Barinka joins host Alex Sherman to explain the lackluster performance of Blue Apron and Snap, and how MuleSoft and Canada Goose have avoided the same fate.

The secret to Google's rock-solid security is now commercially available - TechRepublic

Silverberg : It's obvious to anyone that security is broken. It breaks every day. We read about phishing attacks, the Russians hacking the DNC, emails leaking: It's obvious to us that the whole approach we've taken to security for the last 20-30 years is inherently limited. The perimeter-based approach doesn't work. People get more and more clever every day in how they try to put their fingers in that dyke. The bad guys continually stay a step ahead of the good guys.

These 10 US states have the highest rate of malware infections in the country - TechRepublic

Does where you live have anything to do with how likely you are to experience a malware attack? A new look at more than 1.5 million malware infections in the US compares rates of infection for the first six months of 2017—and found significant differences across the 50 states.

Christopher Nolan is not a fan of Netflix’s ‘mindless’ film strategy

DuVernay’s point is a crucial one about the future of film. You can love and support movie theaters (as we do here, at The Verge! ), and Nolan is free to personally care about theatrical releases, but it’s ridiculous to argue that there’s no value in Netflix releasing films for a truly global audience. Netflix’s model gives its 100 million subscribers, in 190 countries, access to movies at the same time, rather than the traditional system of the US or UK getting films first, and other markets waiting months. And many people who might not be able to afford more than one monthly trip to the ever-more-expensive movie theater can afford a monthly Netflix subscription. It also brings art films to areas that might have only one Regal or AMC. Okja may be better in a theater, but that assumes it would have even screened in Springield, Missouri.

How drones will change the retail experience, our cities and the sky

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon has been the focus of much attention over the last week. And it’s not only retailers that are taking notice. With our increased desire for delivered goods, drone companies are looking toward Amazon as a way to shepherd in the use of drones in mainstream retail.

Russian man who helped build Citadel malware sentenced to 5 years

Vartanyan, who pleaded guilty earlier this year at an Atlanta, Georgia hearing, helped the US government with its investigation "from the start" and had shown remorse, said the lead prosecutor Steven Grimberg at the sentencing.

A Melted Duck Has Driven Japanese Twitter Users Completely Bonkers

It’s hot in Japan . Hot enough to melt a dashboard rubber duck into a forlorn pool of gooey plastic. And hot enough to make thousands of people intent on proving or disproving the authenticity of a now-viral tweet.

Game of Thrones showrunners’ next series will be about an America where slavery never ended

With Game of Thrones entering its final short seasons , showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now working on ideas beyond the world of Ice and Fire. HBO announced today that the pair have gotten a series order for a drama called Confederate . The series will be set in an alternate America where the Southern states successfully seceded from the Union, slavery persists into the modern era, and the country is on the brink of a third Civil War.

Google Fight on Right to Be Forgotten Is EU Case of Deja Vu

Google’s fight against France’s bid to enforce the so-called right to be forgotten globally is headed to the European Union’s top court, just three years after its judges ordered the company to strip out some results that people find embarrassing or out of date.

Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, its New Tech Group is now focused on AR

Source: Intel has eliminated its wearables division, which made the Basis smartwatch, and the company's New Technologies Group now focuses on AR

Qualcomm's profit slumps amid legal battle with Apple

Qualcomm  reported a 40 percent slump in quarterly profit as its escalating patent battle with Apple took a toll on its business.

Qualcomm sues Apple in Germany as quarterly profits suffer steep decline

Qualcomm on Wednesday escalated its patent infringement fight against Apple with the filing of two separate German cases in Mannheim and Munich, where it seeks to block the import and sale of all iPhones. Slide from Apple's U.S. litigation against Qualcomm. According to a report from dpa , Qualcomm is leveraging two patents , one for each venue, in its new action against Apple. The intellectual property at play covers battery efficiency technology and originates from the same batch of six patents leveraged against Apple in Qualcomm's U.S. International Trade Commission complaint , reports FOSS Patents . Specifically, the chipmaker is claiming infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,698,558 for a "Low-voltage power-efficient envelope tracker" and No. 9,608,675 for a "Power tracker for multiple transmit signals sent simultaneously." Unlike the ITC complaint, which targets iPhones that integrate wireless modems manufactured by Intel, the pair of German lawsuits seek an end to imports of all iPhone models. All current iPhone models sold in Europe rely on Intel components.

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Will we be seeing more of The Dark Tower at SDCC? Here's what we think. Don't miss a second of the show!

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Check out this "co-op personality test" on Xbox One today

SpaceX targets 24-hour first stage rocket re-use turnaround by 2018

In a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability. The company hopes to achieve its 24-hour turnaround window for used Falcon 9 rockets sometime next year, he said, and there is already “a technical path in place to achieving that.”

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Is Twitter purposefully blocking certain accounts from becoming verified?

The Way Sperm Whales Sleep

Swiss wildlife photographer Franco Banfi and a team of scuba divers were following a pod of sperm whales off the coast of Dominica Island in the Caribbean Sea, when suddenly the large creatures became motionless and fell into vertical slumber. This phenomenon was first discovered only in 2008, when a team of biologists from the UK and Japan inadvertently drifted into a group of sperm whales floating just below the surface, completely oblivious to their surrounding. It was only when one of boats accidentally bumped into one of the whales, did the animal woke up and the entire pod scurried off.

The Best iPad Apps of 2017

However, there's a downside: app discovery. How do you navigate all the iPad-optimized apps to find those worth downloading? Easy. Read's picks. Our staff has tested hundreds of iPad apps and highlighted the best of the best. If you're a glutton for punishment, you could dig through the depths of the App Store for user reviews, but that demands a lot of time. Plus, little-known apps of high quality may have only a handful of reviews. Just sit back and let us deliver the gems to you.

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Females are more successful at meeting their crowdfunding targets, study shows

Microsoft's Wilsonville jobs are going to China, underscoring travails of domestic tech manufacturing

Josh Lehner, an economist for the state of Oregon, said domestic manufacturing does best when it adds value to a finished product, often in a middle stage between raw materials and final assembly. And, he said, rising labor costs in Asia, coupled with falling manufacturing wages in the U.S., have helped stem the outflow of American factory jobs.

Elon Musk clarifies that AI regulation should follow observation and insight

Elon Musk made headlines over the weekend with comments calling for government controls around artificial intelligence, which he has said repeatedly he believes is an existential threat to humanity if left unchecked. Musk was at the International Space Station R&D conference today, and during a fireside chat explained more about his views on the matter in response to an audience member question.

This May Be The Best Way to Eat a Sandwich

The plan starts with cutting the sandwich in half to form to triangles, which is honestly the only respectable way to cut a sandwich. The two triangles are then divided into five sections, the third of which Richt refers to as the “filet” of the sandwich. Bites are consumed in sequential order for maximum sandwich enjoyment. It is worth noting, however, that this diagram only applies to square sandwiches, leaving subs out in the cold. Perhaps Richt will come out with an addendum.

'Despacito' is officially the song of summer, and here’s why

In Forbes , Fonsi discussed "Macarena," the last Spanish-language song that broke records similar to "Despacito." He was 10 years old when it was released, but the impact of the music has stayed with him. "I remember culturally how important that song was, even though people didn't really know what they were saying. It was more about the dance and the movement of it and the cultural side of it. Now I get to be on the other end of it, and it's a blessing," he said.

Windows 10 tip: More secret shortcuts to your favorite settings | ZDNet

Using commands that begin with the ms-settings prefix, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific Settings pages with a single click. Here are 31 of the most useful such commands, arranged by category.

Fans come to Pink's aid after she got mom-shamed on Instagram

Fans come to Pink's aid after she got mom-shamed on Instagram

Jennifer Lawrence barfed at Olivia Wilde's Broadway play

"I’m not surprised, since this experience is unique, bold and immersive," Olivia Wilde, who broke her tailbone and dislocated her rib during previews, told The Hollywood Reporter after Thursday’s opening-night performance (during which one attendee passed out). "It allows you to empathize in a visceral way, and that means making the audience physically and emotionally uncomfortable."

Theory is trying to win over hip millennial customers with Theory 2.0

Workwear brand Theory has just turned 20. It's established itself as a go-to brand for clean, well-made clothes for professionals, but right now, it tends to do well with customers in the over-40 category. 

Nintendo Looks Set to End Two-Punch Strategy

Take Photos of Stove Dials Before You Leave for Vacation

The important thing is that it works. I can think about how fun the vacation’s going to be, instead of mentally retracing my steps and hoping they paused in front of the stove. Plus—as a bonus—if something happens to my apartment while I was away, I have photo proof that it wasn’t because I accidentally left the oven on or the window open.

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2017 Back to School Guide | Engadget

Engadget's 2017 Back to School Guide

Astonishing X-Men Just Teased a Dead X-Man's Return, as Per Standard Procedure

There comes a point in every young mutant’s life after showing up at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning when they realize that becoming a member of the X-Men means there’s a good chance that, sooner or later, they’ll end up dead. And then they get better! (For some characters, this happens a lot .)

Get the iOS update unless you like getting hacked via Wi-Fi

The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the iPhone's Wi-Fi chipset, where an attacker could take over a device remotely if it was searching for a signal.

Away is going beyond suitcases to become a full-fledged media company

As  reported by RocketNews24 , the study, which was conducted by Media Care Life Insurance, asked 1,000 new and veteran office workers their opinion on workplace romances and the results were unequivocally clear: Striking up a relationship over the Xerox machine is a-okay with them. According to the study, 86% of new employees said an office romance is fine with them, while 89% of grizzled workplace veterans, who are just slightly more dead inside, believe office affairs are okay, too. There are some caveats, though: No one wants a workplace romance to affect their work—i.e., they don't want to see heart-eyes emojis in every office memo, and no one should be re-creating scenes from Secretary in the supply closet.

Ed Sheeran says he did not delete his Twitter account because of 'Game of Thrones'

Last i'll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my game of thrones cameo, because I am in game of thrones, why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It's clearly fuckin' awesome. Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want. Here is an unrelated picture of me and my wonderful manager riding off into the sunset together

Please, someone, remake 'Hocus Pocus' with the 'Hidden Figures' ladies

So this image. Stay w me. Hocus Pocus remake w these 3. Chance the Rapper as Max, Quvenzhané Wallis as lil sis & Zendaya as Allison.

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54 Amazon is sending a truck full of trending items around the country
55 Facebook slashes price of Oculus Rift for second time
56 Video: These are the top 10 programming languages you should learn right now - TechRepublic
57 Point Counterpoint: Is Ed Sheeran incredible, or is he the best musician to have ever lived?
58 TNW on Twitter
59 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere was so good people stopped watching porn
60 Stanford Designed the Most Phallic Robot You've Ever Seen
61 Why Does This Dumb Worm Live to Be So Damn Old?
62 Kylie Jenner is the face of new Balmain-branded Beats earbuds and headphones
63 Growth of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance signals blockchain's impact on future of business - TechRepublic
64 Gorgeous Coral blue Galaxy S8 costs you less, for now
65 The Staggering Amount of Plastic We’ve Produced—And What We've Done With It
66 Amazon launches social network for its shoppers
67 Study: These 10 universities graduate the tech professionals with the highest salaries - TechRepublic
68 IGN San Diego Comic-Con
69 Facebook's Support for Subscriptions Is a Double-Edged Sword
70 Self-driving cars could hit US roads before federal laws are in place
71 United’s CEO seems to really regret the dawn of social media
72 Cisco's work with the automotive industry supports car sharing and autonomous vehicles - TechRepublic
73 Stay in a free owl-shaped cabin in France and get off the grid
74 Big ole gator casually saunters across Florida golf course, probably upset they won't let it play
75 Lana Del Rey on fans downloading her leaked album: 'U little fuckers'
76 Managers, Here’s Why You Keep Promoting The Wrong People
77 Facebook to launch news subscription product: TheStreet
78 Waymo tests self-driving minivans in Death Valley
79 10 years later, (a tiny bit of) 'Degrassi' money is still rolling in for Drake
80 Nintendo Switch voice chat stops working if you turn off your phone's screen
81 Engadget on Twitter
82 Video: How an IoT firewall can protect your smart office from cyber-attacks - TechRepublic
83 T-Mobile crushes estimates as subscribers grow
84 Your Amazon account is all you need to pay at retail shops
85 Surprise Echo Owners, You're Now Part of Amazon's Random Social Network
86 Instagram post by Jeremy Kaplan • Jul 19, 2017 at 4:44pm UTC
87 T-Mobile profit surges amid 1.3 million customer gain
88 Scientists Just Observed an Effect of Gravity on Tiny Particles For the First Time
89 AMD could have a cool idea with bundled water-cooling for Ryzen Threadripper
90 House Vote Gives Boost to Self-Driving Cars
91 Nintendo Switch voice chat stops working if you turn off your phone's screen
92 Trump endorses FCC's plan to roll back net neutrality