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The second season of Netflix's Narcos is launching on September 2nd, and today we got our first look at what the story's about. The trailer sets up an epic manhunt, with DEA agents Steve Murphy...

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Now this is how you beat the heat.

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Modobag is carry-on luggage that doubles as a mini motorcycle for those times you would rather not walk through the airport.

Nvidia announces the new Titan X, an absurdly powerful $1,200 graphics card

Nvidia's breakneck GPU release schedule continues today with the announcement of the new Titan X, the company's most powerful graphics card yet. While the recently released $599 GTX 1080 impressed...

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The members of Marvel's supergroup come as they are in the show's first teaser.

Nintendo's new NES commercial will toy with your nostalgia

Now you're playing with power.

Facebook's solar-powered drone makes first full test flight

Mark Zuckerberg is having his Wright Brothers moment.

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Waddle on, Purps. Waddle on.

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reason No. 1 to tune in to the RNC with us tonight

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http://www.ign.com/events/comic-con

Comic-Con International is a convention dedicated to comic books, movies, TV shows and video games, the largest of its kind in North America. The event will take place in San Diego, July 21-24, 2016.

2 Forbes Welcome

"It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile."

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What should you read this summer? A mega reading list

Okay, so it’s not summer everywhere right now. But whatever the weather, it’s always time to read a good book. So we compiled summer reading recommendations from TED speakers, and then organized them according to the various situations in which you might find yourself now or throughout the year. Whether that’s on the beach, on a long-haul flight, or even if you just need an excuse to ignore everyone, here are the books for you.

4
My love letter to cosplay

Adam Savage makes things and builds experiments, and he uses costumes to add humor, color and clarity to the stories he tells. Tracing his lifelong love of costumes — from a childhood space helmet made of an ice cream tub to a No-Face costume he wore to Comic-Con — Savage explores the world of cosplay and the meaning it creates for its community. "We're connecting with something important inside of us," he says. "The costumes are how we reveal ourselves to each other."

5
Apple and Facebook helped bust the world's biggest torrent site

From November 2015, an undercover IRS Special Agent spoke with a KAT representative about hosting an advertisement that would direct visitors to an undercover site. An agreement was made and the ad, which purportedly advertised a program to study in the United States, would be placed on individual torrent listings for $300 per day. When it finally went live on March 14th 2016, a link appeared underneath the torrent download buttons for five days. It was a short campaign, but it was enough to link KAT to a Latvian bank account, one that received €28 million ($31 million) in deposits -- mainly from advertising payments -- between August 2015 and March 2016.

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Social Media Usage: 2005-2015

Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005. Pew Research reports have documented in great detail how the rise of social media has affected such things as work , politics and political deliberation , communications patterns around the globe , as well as the way people get and share information about health , civic life , news consumption , communities , teenage life , parenting , dating and even people’s level of stress .

7
This Is One of the Deepest Views Into Space Ever Seen

The distortion doesn’t just let us see deep into space, though, it also adds a few other odd features into this particular view. For example, researchers have already identified at least sixteen galaxies in the back of the photo that are reflected multiple times by the lens, making it falsely look like they have a twin (or even triplet). These reflections, however, only make it possible for astronomers to calculate even more precisely just how space has bent to form this naturally-occurring lens.

8 KickassTorrents is offline and its (alleged) founder arrested

If you’re a KickassTorrent user, you’ll have to find another means to torrent media. Its alleged leader has been arrested and the site is now offline.

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Facebook's Internet Drone Takes Flight

Tom is PCMag's San Francisco-based news reporter. He got his start in technology journalism by reviewing the latest hard drives, keyboards, and much more for PCMag's sister site, Computer Shopper. As a freelancer, he's written on topics as diverse as Borneo's rain forests, Middle Eastern airlines, and big data's role in presidential elections. A graduate of Middlebury College, Tom is also finishing up his graduate journalism degree at New York University. Follow him on Twitter @branttom. More »

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Rethinks Parts of ‘Lean In’

A poster hanging near Sheryl Sandberg’s conference room at Facebook Inc.’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters reads in red block letters, “Kick the Sh— Out of Option B.” It is advice that a friend gave Ms. Sandberg in a difficult moment shortly after her husband, technology executive Dave Goldberg, died suddenly last year. Ms. Sandberg recounted the conversation in a public Facebook post; soon after, posters with the saying appeared at...

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Man behind web’s biggest illegal film site arrested following (legal) iTunes purchase

Here’s a dose of irony for you this fine day: the internet just lost its most prolific source of illegal movies after its founder was nabbed after buying something legally, on iTunes.

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The Colossal Screwups That Got the Alleged Kickass Torrents Owner Busted

As we learn from the criminal complaint against Vaulin , authorities were able to catch him just by chasing his IP address. Let’s walk through Vaulin’s many apparent fuck ups. First, for whatever reason, this guy was operating a Kickass Torrents Facebook fan page. Probably for promotional purposes, sure, but a bonehead move nonetheless. This is almost incomprehensibly misguided if you are operating an illegal enterprise. By doing this, Vaulin was essentially handing over all of his Facebook-related data to US investigators. When the US government came to Facebook with a warrant for the Kickass Torrents fan page, Facebook handed over the log data (as it should) and revealed that Vaulin was using an @me.com email address to sign into Facebook. Who owns me.com? Apple.

13
The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

Why did Tesla buy SolarCity? To make your solar panel roof battery power your self-driving electric pickup truck. Elon Musk just revealed the second phase of his “Master Plan” and we broke it down so you can see the future too.

14
Pokemon Go Isn't The Solution to Nintendo's Problems

Also of note is the much-ballyhooed “ NES Classic ,” a tiny version of the original 8-bit Nintendo console. It will feature 30 megahit games of the 1980s and cost 60 bucks. Tiny, plug-and-play, idiot-proof consoles packed with games have been around for more than a decade, but Nintendo is only now figuring it out. The company has so far preferred so far to keep its classic titles as premium content sold for $5 through its own consoles.

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Firefox will start blocking Flash content in August, fully click-to-play in 2017

Then, in 2017 (probably Firefox 53 in May), Flash content will be entirely click-to-play: so, you'll still be able to play Flash games and watch Flash videos, but all of those Flash ads and hidden Flash elements will be completely blocked. (This is functionally very similar to how Chrome has handled Flash elements since September 2015.)

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Programming Pioneer Grace Hopper Explains Nanoseconds With a Piece of Wire

Who better to teach about nanoseconds than Grace Hopper, navy admiral and inventor of the first compiler?

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Simple Lines Explain Why Your Brain Loves Great Cinematography

It’s easy to pinpoint certain things you love about a movie. I love Total Recall because of Arnold Schwarzenegger and scenes with exploding eyeballs. But in a great film, there is much more going on unconsciously that makes your brain love certain moments over others. Composition Camera walks through some of film’s most memorable scenes and shows why great cinematography is so important.

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RNC 2016 Liveblog: Peter Thiel Is Trump’s Main Tech Bro

Peter Thiel at the podium of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 19, 2016.

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Hillary Clinton's new tool lets you #TrumpYourself

Correction, July 21, 12:40 PM: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that filters rely on data from Facebook to select filters. A representative from Hillary for America relayed that the tool is simply "choose your own adventure."

20
Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

Boomerang has been one of our favorite apps for powering up your email for a while. You can schedule messages, snooze them for later, and even set up recurring messages. Google also offers a similar app that works directly with your Gmail account called Inbox. This app allows you to bundle related emails together, snooze emails, or pin them as to-dos. It also surfaces important information in your emails like links to package tracking info, reservations, and more. Inbox also plugs into your Google account to show you your Google Now reminders directly in the app. Inbox is an entirely different way to approach email .

21
This Is What Humans Would Look Like If They Evolved to Survive Car Crashes

The human body wasn’t built to withstand the impact of colliding in an automobile with other objects at high speed. But that’s why artists and researchers in Australia have designed Graham, the monstrosity you see above. He represents the perfect human body—perfect for getting in a car crash, that is.

22
How To Check If Someone Else is Using Your Social Media Accounts

If you’ve got a suspicion someone else has gained access to your social media accounts, it’s not difficult to check—and it could mean you’re able to apply a password change before any real damage happens. In fact, it’s worth checking these options regularly just to be sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are completely yours.

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5 old school social media tactics that are no longer effective

With this in mind, we wanted to take a look back at tactics that may have worked in 2012 or 2013, but aren’t quite so effective nowadays.

24
IsoHunt just launched a working KickassTorrent mirror

The emergence of a KAT clone just hours after its initial takedown does prove — just like The Pirate Bay and others had before — that waging a war on online pirates is a mostly futile endeavor. Closing down one site leads to several more just like it popping up within days (or hours, in this case) to take its place. In addition, the nature of torrent files means they don’t require a centralized location to host them, as other peer-to-peer  applications have shown in the past.

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Trump Pornhub searches increased 648% in Cleveland during Republican convention

While the increased traffic is expected, Pornhub also noticed that searches with the word "Trump" in them had a 648 percent increase, while Muslim or Arab searches increased 204 percent and Pornhub's gay site traffic increased 7.9 percent from visitors in the Cleveland area.

26
Edward Snowden is working on an iPhone case

Most probably wouldn’t have anticipated a smartphone case being high on Edward Snowden’s to-do list, but an on-going collaboration with Andrew “Bunnie” Huang detailed today during an event at MIT Media Lab certainly comports with some of the NSA’s whistle blower’s chief concerns.

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You have one chance to watch this Mr. Robot VR experience today

On Thursday, US-based fans of Mr. Robot will be able to see a 12-minute virtual reality experience based on the show, for a very limited period of time. Within, the VR film company formerly known as Vrse , will host a one-time simulcast during this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. The piece will start at 1:45PM ET, and it's available through the Within app that’s available on iOS, Android, Gear VR, the Samsung Gear VR, the Oculus Rift, and the HTC Vive. In order to watch it, you’ll want to download it ahead of time (which requires over a gigabyte of free space), then tune in at the right time. It will disappear immediately following the showing, before being permanently uploaded next week, Within confirmed to The Verge .

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RNC 2016 Liveblog: Peter Thiel Is Trump’s Main Tech Bro

Peter Thiel at the podium of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 19, 2016.

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Surprise! Nvidia reveals a new Pascal-powered Titan X and it looks like an utter monster

But considering the GTX 1080’s performance and the new Titan X’s gargantuan increase in CUDA cores, there’s a damn fine chance that this beast will be the first-ever graphics card to offer high-quality 60 frames per second gaming experiences at 4K resolution without the need for a multi-GPU configuration—though yes, the new Titan X supports Nvidia’s redesigned SLI HB bridge .

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Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan - BBC News

"The moment I found out the servers were up I jumped right out of bed, got dressed and ran outside with my iPhone and two extra battery packs," Samuel Lucas, an Australian YouTuber based in Japan told the BBC.

31
Salesforce acquires data center analytics startup Coolan

Coolan , a startup that developed software for analyzing data about data center hardware, today announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

32
Police Asked This 3D Printing Lab to Recreate a Dead Man's Fingers to Unlock His Phone

Jain and his PhD student Sunpreet Arora couldn’t share details of the case with me, since it’s an ongoing investigation, but the gist is this: a man was murdered, and the police think there might be clues to who murdered him stored in his phone. But they can’t get access to the phone without his fingerprint or passcode. So instead of asking the company that made the phone to grant them access, they’re going another route: having the Jain lab create a 3D printed replica of the victim’s fingers. With them, they hope to unlock the phone.

33
Tesla wants to build public transport and solar roofs

10 years on, the company has followed through with that agenda: after launching the pricey Tesla Roadster, it released the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV, and unveiled its relatively reasonable Model 3 in April with a sticker price of $35,000. Now, Musk has unveiled the second phase of the ambitious automaker’s secret plan, and it sounds pretty intense.

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Review: Motorola Moto Z

You probably already have a good idea of how the Z performs, since it performs like the one you’re holding right now. There’s a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GBs of RAM, 32 or 64 GBs of storage—all good things. Its 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen us outrageously sharp and perfect for your VR-heavy future. A 2600mAh battery is not huge, but it’s enough to get me through a day full of photography and Netflix streaming. I’ve had a couple of odd moments, like when the edges of the touchscreen stopped responding or when the phone got so hot I thought it might burst into flames. But overall, it’s been years since phones were underpowered or low-res, so there’s really not much to say about the Moto Z except that it’s as good as it ought to be.

35
The Foods That Are Most Dangerous to Dogs, and Why

You probably know you shouldn’t feed chocolate to your dog—but maybe your dog got into your candy stash anyway, and came out fine. Meanwhile, your vet is more concerned that you admit to feeding him raisins. Confused? Let’s take a look at what the dangers really are.

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Facebook 2026

By nearly any measure, Facebook has had a remarkable year. More than 1.65 billion people use the service every month, making it the world’s largest social network by a considerable margin. Its advertising business has grown significantly faster than analyst expectations, powered by sophisticated targeting capabilities that rivals struggle to match. And in April, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an ambitious 10-year vision that places the company at the frontier of computer science, making aggressive moves in bringing artificial intelligence and virtual reality to the mainstream.

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Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei Floated Roughly $15-a-Share Offer for Pandora Media

Mr. Maffei’s approach didn’t have the characteristics of a formal bid, one of the people said, appearing to be more of “a fishing expedition.” Pandora’s board rebuffed the advance because it believed the company’s true value was closer to what it was in the fall, when the stock traded around $20, this person said.

38
Intel is now shipping Kaby Lake processors

Skylake processors are old news. At its earning call today, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed the company is now shipping its seventh generation processor, Kaby Lake.

39 Gizmodo on Twitter

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Just Took a Step Towards Autonomy

Following a software update the rover has new powers. When scientists and the rover are out of touch, Curiosity’s camera will continue to sweep the landscape for good analysis candidates. This means the rover can fire off a quick beam on its own if it comes across an unusual rock, a strange patch of soil, or the meddling scientists who trapped its metal body on a cold, dry Martian hellscape.

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Full text: Donald Trump 2016 RNC draft speech transcript

But Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy. The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them. A change in leadership is required to change these outcomes. Tonight, I will share with you my plan of action for America.

44
Imagine Coming Face-to-Face With This Horrifying ‘Megaraptor’

Precious little evidence of this dinosaur family exists in the fossil record, but scientists have managed to find traces of their existence in Japan, Brazil, Patagonia, and Australia. These fearsome, mid-sized theropods featured large claws and air-filled bird-like bones. They lived during the Cretaceous Period some 84 million years ago, but their evolutionary origins aren’t entirely clear. Some scientists think they’re derived from coelurosaurs , a subgroup of dinosaurs that include Tyrannosaurs , while others believe they’re derived from neovenatorids , a family of dinosaurs in the Allosaurus family.

45
The Incredibly Wrong Reason Americans Waste So Much Food

The United States wastes over 140 trillion calories of perfectly good food every year. A national survey just provided a comprehensive overview of the reasons we waste so much—and one of the most common ones is based on a total misconception.

46
Corn Sweat Will Make the Midwest's Abysmal Heat Wave Even Worse

The heat is coming, and the corn is sweating. No, seriously. Corn sweat is a thing, and I’m not talking about what happens after you finish an entire box of corn puffs in one go.

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Spotify is now selling your information to advertisers

Spotify is calling it programmatic buying and has already enabled it. Advertisers will have access to the 70 million people that use Spotify's free, ad-supported streaming across 59 countries. By viewing your song picks, these buyers will be able to look for specific users who might be the best matches for the products they're selling.

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Where are they? The Republicans who skipped their national convention.

Where are they? The Republicans who skipped their national convention.

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This is why you never steal food from the office fridge

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58 Facebook scraps another Snapchat clone: 24-hour “Quick Updates”
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60 USA Basketball Exhibition Games Will Stream Live on Facebook
61 Science Museum removes sign honoring Philando Castile
62 Verizon to Data Hogs: Pay Up or We’ll Cut You (Off)
63 Pokémon Go is FINALLY out in the country that discovered Pokémon
64 How an Apple ID & Facebook led to KickassTorrents' downfall
65 There's a Reasonable Explanation as to Why This Sloth Won't Move
66 PayPal ticks up 2% on earnings, Visa partnership
67 How a Gutenberg Printing Press Actually Works
68 If you aren't on Facebook, people won't believe you are real
69 Square Enix to release exclusive Apple Watch game Cosmos Rings this summer
70 Feast your eyes on U.S. Bank Stadium videos, animated GIFs
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72 Early investor in Dollar Shave Club on $1B acquisition
73 Saudi Clerics Renew Fatwa Against Pokémon Go
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76 At RNC, Peter Thiel talks gay pride, warns Republicans away from 'fake culture wars'
77 Pandora shares drop after it rejects $3.5B buyout from SiriusXM
78 This is Where the Rosetta Spacecraft Is Going to Die
79 U.S. Bank Stadium: A 360-degree view from the field
80 Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham Would Very Much Like to Stay Alive
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