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Darth Vader returns in new 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer

"The world is coming undone." See new footage from the upcoming Star Wars prequel with the Death Star, AT-ATs, robots, Stormtroopers, would-be heroes and even the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.

An Xbox One S in a laptop is our favorite mod of the day

Part console, part notebook

Donald Trump Sounds Way Better as Futurama Blowhard Zapp Brannigan

Billy West, the voice of Zapp Brannigan, is currently posting clips of himself saying Donald Trump's most well-known quotes—much to the Internet's delight.

Two Black female swimmers just made US Olympic team history

Swim girls, swim!

Star Trek Beyond was great, so why is no one seeing it? | News | Geek.com

Star Trek Beyond took the franchise back to its political, utopian roots, and nobody want that kind of movie anymore.

Wave Race 64 may be one of the Wii U's last great games

What if DJ Khaled alone has the power to introduce Wave Race 64 to a new generation? No, no, no, please don’t leave. I have serious evidence to support my theory! In December of last year, a jet...

Dog eat dog: is a troubled expedition to Kenya causing the Smithsonian to devour its young?

A star scientist stands accused of misconduct, but colleagues say he’s being railroaded

The Mr. Robot Hack Report: Cantennas and dirty USB drives

Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show's first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along...

The Engineer's Proposal Ring

"Marriage is a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose." Engineers are too techie that sometime they are misunderstood for their way of being romantic.I so disagree that ,engineering has it's own art.In my case i believe to be always unique when it should come to show how much you love your girl.I accept platinum is the best proposal ring material , but why not put the brain to creativity and see how some basic electronics stuff can make a beautiful proposal ring.The Best Part of the Ring As we know every proposal has two answer it can be YES an NO.If the answer is YES The led glowsSo if you like this project do make sure that you vote for it , in the wedding contest/Comfort zone .

New Pokémon in Sun and Moon include sad fish, surfing Raichu

Please, please let me visit the room where new Pokémon are created. I want to know exactly what was going on when the team came up with Wishiwashi, a small,..

Awesome 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer teases Darth Vader

The latest trailer for the next Star Wars movie teases Darth Vader. 'Nuff said. It's also just a really good trailer that remains cryptically light on plot.

A giant kite

Kites are fun, so why not build an enormous one? This one is 4,5x3x0,5 meters, so a total area of nearly 14 square meters. It is designed all by me, and it is made to have as much pull as possible, and i can tell you this is a beast. In just slight wind i can't hold it myself, and need to anchor it to a car or similar. It is very much fun. The difficulty rating on this project is intermediate. You need sewing skills, and it's a good idea to have worked with kites before, but to be honest this was my first homemade kite, and my first time ever sewing, so if you have the patience, it's possible for a beginner. (Thanks for teaching me to sew mom :) )

A very New York evening at the 10th annual Cat Fashion Show

The Algonquin Hotel in New York City is famed for hosting America’s celebrities, billionaires, and social elites. Many of these stars reappeared at last night's 10th annual Cat Fashion Show, albeit...

Three Dads Share What It Was Like Taking Parental Leave For The First Time

At first, these Buffer dads planned to take only a week off when their kids were born. Here's what they learned by spending more time away.

New 'Rogue One' trailer has some familiar 'Star Wars' touches

And we mean more than just seeing the Death Star again.

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A Note From the Editors

As a newsroom, we succeed together and we fail together, and this was a failure on The Daily Beast as a whole, not a single individual. The article was not intended to do harm or degrade members of the LGBT community, but intent doesn’t matter, impact does. Our hope is that removing an article that is in conflict with both our values and what we aspire to as journalists will demonstrate how seriously we take our error.

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Augmented Reality Games Like Pokémon Go Need a Code of Ethics—Now

This is about more than just pocket monsters. The world is moving rapidly toward a future where AR will not just be a gimmick in a fun mobile game, but where it will be the shingle hanging from every business and civic endeavor. Consider augmented-reality exercise regimens; AR test prep programs where children can explore their neighborhoods with AR overlays on trees, fauna, and local monuments; AR policing where a person’s ID—and criminal history—flashes before an officer’s eyes. Or just AR augmentation for every aspect of life, a better Google Glass in which overlays for everything from the temperature to the inventory of a local shop unfold before your eyes.

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The 13 fiercest photos of Simone Biles' all-around performance

Sports commentators have called Simone Biles the greatest gymnast of all-time, and now she has the hardware to shut down anyone left in doubt.

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Scientists Harness the Power of a Special Liquid to Help Clothing Repair Itself

When you rip clothing, you either have to go get it repaired, repair it yourself, or sigh heavily and toss it out. You’re lucky if you have the tools necessary to repair torn fabrics, or just have all the money in the world to pay someone else to fix it for you, but what if you could skip all that?

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Facebook feed change that predicts what’s informative could reprioritize news

Facebook tells that since everyone thinks what’s informative is different, the change won’t necessarily increase news visibility across the board. Still, similar to Facebook’s recent announcement that it will bypass web ad blockers — something publishers hate — today’s update could improve Facebook’s relationship with the news industry. Those who do care about news might see more of it.

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CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.

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Use Unsweetened Whipping Cream for Extra Indulgent Salad Dressings

“You should be putting whipped cream on your salad” may seem like a crazy sentence for me to type, but stick with me for a bit. Though whipping creams is usually reserved for the sweet rather than savory, it’s actually a perfect blank canvas for rich, creamy dressings.

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Riot Games is suing a huge 'League of Legends' cheat service

Cheating ruins online games . Full stop. Valve has cracked down on folks running amok in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends developer Riot Games is doing the same. Specifically, Riot is suing the owners of "Leaguesharp" (L#) which charges between $15 and $50 a month for services that grant the ability to "see hidden information; 'automate' gameplay to perform with enhanced or inhuman accuracy; and accumulate levels, experience and items at a rate this is not possible for a normal human player," according to the lawsuit papers obtained by Rift Herald .

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Team Fiji had the most powerful reaction to their rugby 7s gold medal win

The Fiji men's rugby 7s team have made history in Rio, winning the nation's first ever gold medal against their former colonists. The whole nation is celebrating Fiji's victory; people are dancing in the streets of the country's capital, Suva.

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St. Paul Saints home run in 360°

This video was shot at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul on Aug. 11, 2016. pipress360

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Eliel Cruz on Twitter

@joseiswriting didn't really answer my question but ok.

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Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies

Employers are increasingly hiring graduates of the Flatiron model—short, intensely focused curricula that are constantly retailored to meet company needs. Success, its backers say, could help fuel a revolution in how the U.S. invests in higher education, pushing more institutions toward teaching distinct aptitudes and away from granting broad degrees.

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Dominant women's gymnastics duo bring home gold and silver for Team USA

Biles led off her group on the beam and threw down the gauntlet, turning out a 15.433 performance that catapulted her back to the top, including an absolutely stellar dismount and landing. Her score would remain the best for the apparatus throughout all of Thursday's action.

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Aly Raisman's tear-filled moment of glory

Raisman entered the final rotation of the women's individual gymnastics all-around in third place Thursday, but a marvelous floor exercise flipped the 22-year-old gymnast to a silver medal. With a look of confidence and determination, Raisman entered her final tumbling pass and landed with precision. She wouldn't bow to pressure or gravity on this day.

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LeEco plans to build a $1.8 billion plant to take on Tesla

LeEco’s not just messing around with this whole electric car deal. Back in April, the Chinese electronics company best known for its TVs and smartphone (once named LeTV, if that rings more bells) carted out its self-driving concept car during a big phone unveil in Beijing. The decidedly futuristic LeSEE (pronounced like “lessee”) features a foldaway steering wheel, exterior display on the front of the car and is capable of hitting top speeds of 130 MPH.

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Star Wars on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

Forget Leonidas! Here's what Aquaman thinks of @MichaelPhelps http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartoonoftheday/2016/08/11/forget-leonidas-heres-what-aquaman-thinks-of-michael-phelps/#74f49aeb7ae9 … pic.twitter.com/fPKwmvmzVk

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Michael Phelps broke a 2,168-year-old Olympic record

Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold medal on Thursday, extending his record for the most golds of any Olympian ever. On Tuesday, his win in the 200 meter butterfly made him the first person to win individual swimming gold in Olympic games 12 years apart. He also became the oldest man to win individual swimming gold, breaking a 96-year-old record set by Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku in 1920.

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The untapped genius that could change science for the better

Jedidah Isler dreamt of becoming an astrophysicist since she was a young girl, but the odds were against her: At that time, only 18 black women in the United States had ever earned a PhD in a physics-related discipline. In this personal talk, she shares the story of how she became the first black woman to earn a PhD in astrophysics from Yale — and her deep belief in the value of diversity to science and other STEM fields. "Do not think for one minute that because you are who you are, you cannot be who you imagine yourself to be," she says. "Hold fast to those dreams and let them carry you into a world you can't even imagine."

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How to Watch the Exceptional Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

Every year, the Perseids are a spectacular show. But this year, they’re something even more special than usual, and you shouldn’t miss it. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Perseid meteor shower—and what you should be looking for when you do.

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BuzzFeed on Twitter

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Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Our Ugly History of Segregated Swimming

And so whites segregated the pools. But in the 1950s, this barrier fell apart as civil rights activists launched assault after assault on Jim Crow swimming. In 1949 after a city official said he “could see no basis for keeping Negroes out of the pool,” a group of black Americans—mostly boys and girls—tried to integrate the Fairground Park pool in St. Louis. In retaliation, a crowd of 200 whites—armed with bats, clubs, bricks, and knives—tried to chase blacks out of the pool. They were soon joined by thousands of other white St. Louisians, who beat black swimmers and chased others away, attacking any black American who came in view.

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A 400 Year-Old Shark May Hold the Cure to Aging

Greenland sharks are among the most poorly studied sharks on the Earth. Found in cold, deep waters throughout the North Atlantic, these slow-growing scavenger/predators have been hauled up as bycatch for centuries and were briefly harvested for their liver oil in the early 1900s. But despite our longstanding relationship with Greenland sharks, humans know next to nothing about their population size, distribution, and ecology. Norway’s conservation Red List describes the species with two simple words: “Data Deficient.”

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BBC Sport on Twitter

The first black woman to win Olympic swimming gold, with the first Olympian born this century to win individual gold pic.twitter.com/0fAIvsyWci

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Gay Olympic Swimmer on Exploitative Grindr-in-Rio Story: "U Ruin Us."

Gay Olympic Swimmer on Exploitative Grindr-in-Rio Story: "U Ruin Us."

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Frank Thorp V on Twitter

Classy “ @frankthorp : Trump supporter swings by the press pen in Kissimmee, FL to let us know we're number one!! pic.twitter.com/dt2HwSXxTg ”

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All Hail This Brilliant Animatronic Hypnotoad

The Hypnotoad puppet was made using tried-and-true special effects prop techniques, but its hypnotic eyes were brought to life using a pair of tiny OLED displays. Like with the real Hypnotoad, it’s impossible to look away once you make eye contact with this puppet. And we’re somehow now even more excited to see how Fan-o-rama turns out.

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Libraries and Learning

Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families. A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that 76% of adults say libraries serve the learning and educational needs of their communities either “very well” (37%) or “pretty well” (39%). Further, 71% say libraries serve their own personal needs and the needs of their families “very well” or “pretty well.”

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This Boeing 747 Is The World's Biggest Firefighting Beast

The Boeing 747-400 Global SuperTanker can put out fires just about anywhere, carrying 19,200 gallons of fire suppressant at close to 600 MPH. It’s a heroic beast to behold, and now you can climb all over the entire thing with this complete and controllable virtual walkthrough.

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New "Bionic" Leaf Is Roughly 10 Times More Efficient Than Natural Photosynthesis

Chemist Daniel Nocera of Harvard University and his team joined forces with synthetic biologist Pamela Silver of Harvard Medical School and her team to craft a kind of living battery, which they call a bionic leaf for its melding of biology and technology. The device uses solar electricity from a photovoltaic panel to power the chemistry that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen. Microbes within the system then feed on the hydrogen and convert carbon dioxide in the air into alcohol that can be burned as fuel. The team's first artificial photosynthesis device appeared in 2015—pumping out 216 milligrams of alcohol fuel per liter of water—but the nickel-molybdenum-zinc catalyst that made its water-splitting chemistry possible had the unfortunate side effect of poisoning the microbes.

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Jumpers - The New Yorker

Every two weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the world’s leading suicide location. In the eighties, workers at a local lumberyard formed “the Golden Gate Leapers Association”—a sports pool in which bets were placed on which day of the week someone would jump. At least twelve hundred people have been seen jumping or have been found in the water since the bridge opened, in 1937, including Roy Raymond, the founder of Victoria’s Secret, in 1993, and Duane Garrett, a Democratic fund-raiser and a friend of Al Gore’s, in 1995. The actual toll is probably considerably higher, swelled by legions of the stealthy, who sneak onto the bridge after the walkway closes at sundown and are carried to sea with the neap tide. Many jumpers wrap suicide notes in plastic and tuck them into their pockets. “Survival of the fittest. Adios—unfit,” one seventy-year-old man said in his valedictory; another wrote, “Absolutely no reason except I have a toothache.”

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The DNC Hack Was Much Bigger Than We Thought

Sources tell the paper that over 100 officials and groups had their private email accounts breached, and the primary targets appear to include Hillary Clinton campaign officials. The Democratic Governors’ Association may also have been affected. As a result, the FBI has widened its investigation, and authorities have begun reaching out to Democratic officials to tell them their accounts may have been compromised. Previously, officials said the DNC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were the targets of the hackers, who were reportedly from Russia .

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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

It is also useful to see how, when combined with the sites’ total reach, the proportion of users who gets news on each site translates to U.S. adults overall. Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67% of U.S. adults. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44% of the general population. YouTube has the next greatest reach in terms of general usage, at 48% of U.S. adults. But only about a fifth of its users get news there, which amounts to 10% of the adult population. That puts it on par with Twitter, which has a smaller user base (16% of U.S. adults) but a larger portion getting news there.

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Incredible Rocket Photos, Huh? Yeah, a 16-Year-Old Took Them

Kraus is 16 and among the youngest spaceflight photojournalists in the United States. He lives in Satellite Beach, Florida, just 30 minutes from Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, and grew up attending NASA space camps and watching launches from home. “The sheer power that a rocket gives off when it launches is breathtaking,” he says. “It’s something everyone should witness in their lifetime.”

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This 3-D Printed Home Can Withstand an 8.0 Earthquake

Recently, Beijing architecture firm HuaShang Tengda put the finishing touches on an indestructible mansion that it 3-D printed and manufactured in just 45 days, Digital Trends reports. The house has the capability to withstand an 8.0 earthquake, and while the architects don’t disclose its price on their website, they do mention its relatively “low cost” compared to homes built from more expensive materials on a longer timeline.

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Donald Trump Now Just Holds Up Signs He Printed From the Internet

The Clinton Foundation could hypothetically be the most corrupt organization on the face of the planet, and it wouldn’t have much bearing on America’s role in selling arms to our allies. We love selling arms to our allies. It’s big business, and we do it all the time. This isn’t to say that the Clinton Foundation shouldn’t continue to be investigated. But this line of inquiry definitely feels like it’s going to lead to some obvious nonpartisan conclusions about the everyday corruption of our military-industrial complex. Trump’s almost always right when he says the system’s rigged. He’s almost never right about why or how.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Cheap, secure and better than expected

It's been more than a week, and it's still hard to judge the DTEK50. As a ploy to appeal to those crucial business customers, it's brilliant. For them, the DTEK50 is a solid, not-very-expensive option with the security chops to put IT paranoiacs at ease. As a phone for regular people, though, the DTEK50 is a much a tougher sell. Make no mistake: The DTEK50 is a perfectly good handset, and I'll always appreciate BlackBerry for trying to keep security in the front of people's minds. Still, it takes more than that to make a smartphone great, and BlackBerry's approach won't be for everyone. Unless you're a BlackBerry loyalist or you take your security very, very seriously, you're better off setting your sights elsewhere.

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Why Olympic Sharpshooters Insist On Looking Like Cyborgs

No, the gold medal for badass Olympics gear would go to what was on her face: a pair of cyborgian spectacles that looked like they could’ve been plucked straight off Locutus of Borg.

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No Man’s Sky travel diary, day three: a very bad day in space

This new planet is beautiful and varied, but I can’t help but notice a sense of sameness creeping in. The architecture has changed, but I still know roughly what to expect when I walk into a building. There will probably be a computer with a new technology I can learn, some abandoned crates with useful minerals stuffed inside, maybe a terminal that refreshes my health or teaches me a new word. If I’m lucky, there will be an alien to talk to or an intergalactic trading computer where I can buy and sell goods. This feeling extends to my time exploring the surface: no matter if it’s an icy planet, a toxic one, or anything in between, my time is still primarily spent scanning for new lifeforms, searching out ruins and buildings, and collecting whatever I need to keep my suit and ship running. Do as much as possible then move to the next planet to repeat the cycle.

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Why We Should All Spend More Time Staring Out of the Window

Boredom, daydreaming, and idle time are all important for creativity and motivation , as well as your mental health. This video reinforces the idea, pointing out that while none of us will ever be lauded for staring out of the window, it’s exactly what more of us need to do to stay happy, healthy, and inspired.

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#DontForgetFlint on Twitter

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid. pic.twitter.com/EszCjFiFW3

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I’m deleting Snapchat, and you should too

Spiegel: Again, this is sort of the challenge, and I should have exact percentages for you but we just don’t think about diversity in terms of numbers that way. And I think that one of the perks of being a really small company is, from the beginning, we got to think about diversity, so we didn’t end up with a situation where, 10 years down the line, “Oh my gosh, I need to fix my numbers.” Because it’s not really cool to think of people as numbers. We think about people and diverse skill sets. We’re 300 people now; we were 30 people a year and a half ago. We’ve been really mindful that, as we grow, we need to hire diverse folks, and so I’m sure we’ll have specific numbers to share at some point, but it’s been a part of our growth.

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Miles Kahn on Twitter

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Don't buy a new car unless it has these 4 safety features

Some of these techy features are really useful, some are more gimmicky. But there are a few safety features in new cars that basically give you a third eye.

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Hey, Snapchat, enough is enough

Whether or not the lenses were intentionally offensive, what bothers me with these incidents is Snapchat's response. There was no apology, no promise to do better and no acknowledgement at all that the lenses could be perceived as offensive. It makes me wonder if its face filters go through any kind of QA check and if there are any staffers who are people of color, who are probably more likely to spot such gaffes. Unfortunately, unlike a lot of other tech companies, Snapchat isn't willing to reveal its diversity numbers, which is a problem in and of itself.

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#DontForgetFlint on Twitter

Whites attack anyone attempting to integrate one of St. Augustine's "white only" beaches. pic.twitter.com/y9ByuJTfRZ

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Alibaba Q2 earnings top expectations as revenues rise 59% on surge from mobile commerce

“We passed an important milestone this quarter in achieving higher monetization of mobile users than non-mobile users for the first time, reflecting the success of our strategy to stay ahead of the curve by embracing mobile,” said Maggie Wu, chief financial officer of Alibaba, in a statement. “As we demonstrate from our segmental disclosure, our results reflect the unrivaled strength of our core commerce business, as well as the accelerating traction we are seeing from our cloud computing and digital media and entertainment businesses.”

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It’d Be Crazy Easy for Brazil to Block the Web Right Now

Now, with the entire world watching and more than 500,000 visitors in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, it’s unlikely Brazilian authorities will try to censor the Internet during the games. But, it could. Easily. That’s because Internet infrastructure is remarkably malleable. If a government does order censorship, in only a few seconds an Internet provider can block any point on their network from sending or receiving information, whether targeting a single website or the entire Internet.

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Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system? | ExtremeTech

It’s been almost a decade since the US Navy conducted its first demonstration of a prototype electromagnetic railgun, and the technology has advanced significantly in the last ten years. The Navy is currently considering whether to proceed with at-sea tests of its railgun technology, or canceling those tests in favor of funding increased R&D and expanding the number of platforms that might one day adopt the weapons .

51 Man enjoys sensational Italian honeymoon with a sheet of printer paper
52 Woman leaves adorable, crocheted Pokémon for other trainers to find
53 PewResearch Internet on Twitter
54 Suicide Squad Director Reveals Why Joker Has Grill, 'Damaged' Tattoo - IGN
55 Facebook rolls out code to nullify Adblock Plus’ workaround
56 Seriously though, what is UX design really?
57 A flaming toilet paper runway is one way to land at night in outback Australia
58 Parents everywhere will get this mom's back-to-school photoshoot
59 The White House's New Facebook Messenger Bot Makes It Easy To Send A Message To Obama
60 Best iPad games: the top free and paid-for titles around
61 Review: HP Chromebook 13
62 Apple has Rehired Flipboard Co-Founder Evan Doll in a Health Software Position
63 I'd consider wearing this gel touchpad on my arm
64 This knockoff Pokémon Go app is the stuff of Satan's nightmares
65 It's Time To Make The Olympics A Truly Global Event
66 Your favorite rapper Kevin Hart signs to Motown Records
67 Simone Manuel overcome with emotion after historic swim for America
68 Cards Against Humanity is selling Trump-themed packs to fund Hillary Clinton's campaign
69 ReadWrite on Twitter
70 Arrow Creator on the Trouble in Bringing Constantine Back Into the Arrowverse - IGN
71 Pete Davies: The ‘Invadar’ Arcade Collection
72 iPhone 7 Display Assembly Leaks Out in Several New Images
73 Monuments Are Being Covered in Living Slime and Officials Aren't Sure Why
74 Didi's Cheng Wei: Chinese patriot who tamed Uber
75 The Baltimore Ravens stopped their game to watch Michael Phelps swim
76 Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer reveals new forms for classic monsters like Raichu
77 From recycled houses to solar-powered fridges: 5 tech startups changing the world
78 Elon Musk's Latest Crazy/Brilliant Idea Is To Put A Solar Roof Over Your Head
79 Guide Viewers Through 360-Degree Facebook Videos
80 Sam Adams's Secret Weapon For Winning Back The American Craft Drinker
81 Waze Will Soon Warn You About Sports Events, Marathons, and Other Closures Nearby
82 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
83 Watch this guy make a bionic hand out of a coffee machine