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

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'Maguss,' the game that definitely isn't 'Harry Potter Go'

Warner Bros., if you're reading this, Ondrej Tokar would really like to talk to you.

Matt Damon honored Robin Williams on the 'Good Will Hunting' park bench

"It was Robin's scene."

GoldenEye 007 gets an unofficial multiplayer remake with modern graphics

GoldenEye 007, the beloved N64 first-person shooter, has been recreated in high-definition glory by a team of dedicated fans over the course of 10 years. The mod, known as GoldenEye: Source,...

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Carlos Santana says if you’re not willing to die for your music, be a plumber

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Engadget on Twitter

In 2014 The Engadget Podcast went into hiding. Now it’s ready to rejoin the world: http://facebook.com/engadget  pic.twitter.com/366PYEzKGX

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Seth Rogen Is Making a Comedy Series About Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Theory

Futurist Ray Kurzweil has theorized that the technological singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence and brings about the end of humanity as we know it—will happen in the next three decades. In a new series for FX, Seth Rogan is ready to joke about it in the meantime.

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Spotify launches new portal dedicated to video game music

Spotify has launched a new portal for music  dedicated to gaming . The project brings video game music of all kinds into one place, covering both original soundtracks as well as playlists curated by Spotify staff and members of the community.

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Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey's conviction has been overturned

"The investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about," the judge writes in the decision. "These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey's confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments."

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A breakdown of the new Rogue One trailer’s hidden clues

The latest trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One is here, and it gives us a better idea of what the film is going to be about. We meet new characters, get a clear view of some of the film’s locales, and overhear some details pertaining to the film’s plot.

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Facebook rolls out code to nullify Adblock Plus’ workaround

“We’re disappointed that ad blocking companies are punishing people on Facebook as these new attempts don’t just block ads but also posts from friends and Pages. This isn’t a good experience for people and we plan to address the issue. Ad blockers are a blunt instrument, which is why we’ve instead focused on building tools like ad preferences to put control in people’s hands.”

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MIT created a temporary tattoo that can control your connected devices

MIT , in partnership with Microsoft , created a new touch interface, DuoSkin, that allows temporary tattoos to interact with smartphones or computers, display output based on body temperature changes and even transmit data using NFC.

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Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook's new ad blocking restrictions

Facebook's  plan to stop ad blockers has already been foiled. Adblock Plus has  found a way to strip ads from Facebook, even when they're served up in Facebook's new ad blocker-proof format. Anyone with a fully updated version of Adblock Plus should once again be able to avoid ads in Facebook's sidebar and News Feed.

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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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Global Warming Will Make It Nearly Impossible to Hold the Summer Olympics

Olympic organizers have made climate change a central theme at the current games—and for good reason. A sobering new study shows that by the 2084 Olympics, rising temperatures will make it practically impossible for most cities to host the summer games.

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Facebook Enlists Humans to Decide What’s ‘Informative’ in Your News Feed

Like all things related to the news feed’s algorithm, Facebook’s latest alterations are a work in progress. What is informative is “different for each person and will likely change over time,” the company said. As such, Facebook said many users may not notice a difference when using the news feed, which is the first thing any Facebook user sees when opening the social network’s namesake app or website.

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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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Here's Why Facebook Is Always Going to Win the Ad-Blocking War

The result is that blocking companies like Adblock Plus have to somehow determine what is an ad and what isn’t, without any of the usual code or signifiers that allow them to recognize traditional ads. And that means they have to do advanced text recognition, which is not easy. It’s not impossible, but it’s a lot harder than looking for a snippet of code that effectively says “this is an ad.”

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Why Patient HM’s Mysteries Are Still Locked in His Brain

Why HM’s brain was worth fighting over should be obvious; he was probably the most studied individual in neuroscience while alive. But in the seven years since scientists sectioned HM’s brain into 2,401 slices, it has yielded surprisingly little research. Only two papers examining his brain have come out, and so far, physical examinations have led to no major insights. HM’s scientific potential remains unfulfilled—thanks to delays from the custody fight and the limitations of current neuroscience itself.

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How to Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.

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Attention, College Students: Chromebooks Are About to Get Awesome

Regardless of your timeframe, you should seriously consider buying a Chromebook for this school year. ChromeOS is secure and simple, and it’s set up so that if you do lose or break your device—it happens—you can get a new one and have all your settings and data restored in a few minutes. Chromebooks tend to have great battery life, since they don’t require much power. They’re usually pretty portable, too. Unless you’re using some super-specialized software, a Chromebook is plenty of computer for reading Wikipedia and writing your papers.

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[TECH NEWS] Fossil bullish on wearables with big rollouts soon: http://bit.ly/2bnTxgr  #Fossil #News #IoT pic.twitter.com/fzkf4Awpsa

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Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands August 19th

Beyond that, the rumors were true: That iris sensor is here, sitting just above the Note 7's screen. You can use it to unlock the phone or access content you've secured (more on that in a bit). The sensor takes a minute to set up, and works pretty well even with big glasses like mine. (Samsung admits that glasses with certain coatings might make things tricky.) As neat as the technology is, it doesn't actually seem that useful right at first blush. When I was trying to unlock a Note 7 with my gaze, getting my eyes lined up correctly took more time than a fingerprint scan normally would. This will probably get easier with time, but be sure to keep your expectations in check all the same. More importantly, there's simply not much to do with that iris sensor right now. Samsung says we'll eventually be able to use our eyes to log into accounts and authenticate Samsung Pay transactions , but neither of those features are ready just yet.

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North Korea won't let its Olympic athletes have their free Galaxy S7s

Part of participating in any large event is getting to walk away with an unbelievable amount of free swag (just ask anyone who’s ever been to CES .)

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The Russian Arctic Is Having a Very Bad Summer

On a tiny island at the end of the world, a lonely weather station is slowly tumbling off a cliffside. It’s a perfect metaphor for the state of our planet. Say hello to Vize Island, Russia. It won’t be around much longer.

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[TECH NEWS] China driver notches second Tesla Autopilot crash: http://bit.ly/2bdbZZO  #Tesla #News #IoT pic.twitter.com/KbgCeoQVdB

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Microsoft Flow, the company’s IFTTT competitor, comes to Android

Microsoft Flow , the company’s workflow management tool, has now arrived on Android. The app, a competitor of sorts of IFTTT and Zapier, offers an interface where you can mash up two or more services in order to create workflows – like getting a text when you receive an important email, or copying images from Instagram to Dropbox, saving a Twitter search to an Excel file, among other things.

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The Perfection of the Continuity Equation, Key to the Foundations of Reality

Physics at its best brings the world together. Its power is that a single simple framework can describe wildly different systems. But even the greatest descriptive equations reach their limits sometimes. Soap bubbles pop, springs get stretched out. They’re just approximations. What physicists really want aren’t approximations: They want equations that connect behaviors in the world directly to the foundations of reality.

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The Best Erotic Fanfiction Involving Our Tech Overlord Billionaires

Rule 34 is a foundational principle of the internet. The idea is simple: if something exists, porn of that something must also exist.

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Samsung IFA press invite teases likely Gear S3 smartwatch

Samsung's save-the-date invitation for its September 1 press conference leaves little doubt that the a new Gear smartwatch will be unveiled in Berlin.

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Intel Reinvents Itself to Stay King in a Changing World

It’s significant that so many acronyms are in the mix. We’re at the beginning of this movement, with Internet companies exploring so many possibilities, and it’s unclear how things will eventually pan out. Will the market settle on one or two chips? Or it will it be more? And what will those be? It’s telling that Intel has acquired not just Altera, but Nervana too. Wherever the market goes, it wants to be there.

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MIT created a temporary tattoo that can control your connected devices

MIT , in partnership with Microsoft , created a new touch interface, DuoSkin, that allows temporary tattoos to interact with smartphones or computers, display output based on body temperature changes and even transmit data using NFC.

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Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week

Players will have to be using the Beta, as mentioned, which you can luckily get for free on Windows 10 if you already own Minecraft on PC or Mac. Of course, yo still need an Oculus Rift, which will run you an additional $599, and requires that you have a PC powerful enough to run the VR hardware. At least Rift is now shipping in as few as two business days, having gotten through the backlog of pre-orders it experienced at launch.

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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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Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic | ZDNet

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

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Twilio CEO: Trump represents ‘a fascist style of leadership’

“Oh Jesus, just the instability, the massive worldwide instability that a Trump presidency would [cause would] be bad for every business in the United States. The creditworthiness of America would likely diminish, the security situations would probably diminish, closing borders to trade would have negative repercussions on everybody. Some of the technology things he’s proposed around encryption are not feasible,” Lawson said. “The way he talks about what a Trump presidency would look like is that it would be closer to a fascist style of leadership.”

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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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'No Man's Sky' is now available for PC. Can they take it back?

Three days after the PlayStation 4 launch , space-exploration game ‘No Man’s Sky’ (NMS) has made its way to PC. After more than 8,500 “mostly negative” (just changed to “mixed) reviews on Steam, Hello Games is probably wishing it would have waited just a touch longer to iron out the kinks.

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How to Use Cydia Eraser to Remove iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak from iPhone or iPad

In this tutorial, we are going to show how you can use Cydia Eraser to remove the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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5 steps to avoiding busywork

So, how do we keep ourselves from doing things that don’t matter? Obviously, that’s not going to be easy if you work for Michael Scott, master of the meeting about nothing. But if you have some say in the matter, strategic focus should be your friend. Here’s how to proceed:

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Mall embraces Pokémon Go, turns its lobby into a battle arena

The mall has painted a huge Poké Ball in the center of its lobby to mark the improvised battle arena and possibly entice a bunch of Go-playing customers in stores nearby.

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Roomba tries to vacuum dog poop and creates horror story

Then, when your four-year-old gets up at 3am to crawl into your bed, you’ll wonder why he smells like dog poop. And you’ll walk into the living room. And you’ll wonder why the floor feels slightly gritty. And you’ll see a brown-encrusted, vaguely Roomba-shaped thing sitting in the middle of the floor with a glowing green light, like everything’s okay. Like it’s proud of itself. You were still half-asleep until this point, but now you wake up pretty damn quickly.

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This supercut of a classic prank is dumb fun… But it will still make you laugh

It’s the oldest prank in the book. You phone a bar or restaurant and ask to speak to your friend – called “Hugh Jass”, or “Amanda Huggenkiss”, or “Seymour Butz”, or “Maya Butreeks”. The person at the other end of the line obliges, and unwittingly says something a bit rude to the entire room. Upon realizing he’s been had, the person hangs up in a flurry of profanity and thinly-veiled threats.

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23 productivity tips from digital nomads around the globe

I’ve been fortunate enough to be working remotely full-time for nearly six months now, and my desk has sometimes changed every couple days — or even every couple hours! As I’ve gone from place to place, I’ve been jotting down specific things that help me adjust to every new place and space, and I reached out to a few other digital nomads to hear their suggestions as well.

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The Rio Olympics are the queerest yet, but coverage still has so far to go

The Rio Olympics may be a breakthrough moment for the global LGBTQ community. Yet a few journalists, writing for otherwise reputable outlets, have taken advantage of this moment not to celebrate the queer community, but to denigrate, mock and casually exploit them. While the Olympics are sprinting ahead; parts of the press lag miles behind.

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The WIRED Guide to Becoming the Biggest Nerd on Campus

If you’re a nerd, you have to OWN IT. That doesn’t mean buying a Star Trek remote control or a Bazinga shirt and calling it a day. No, you must curate the various nerdy items in your life like an expert chef, using only the highest-quality ingredients. Only the deepest cuts in the realm of pop-culture references. Only the most-pragmatic attire. Only the sickest mechanical keyboard. These products will ensure everyone knows you’re the Alpha Nerd.

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How I Failed at the Chair Traverse, and You Can Too

There’s an exercise craze sweeping Instagram: the chair traverse . It only takes a minute to do, and the only equipment you need is a simple chair. The downside is that it’s basically impossible, but that’s okay. It’s goofy and fun. I tried it, and failed, and you can too.

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This Apple Watch strap is business in the front, party in the back

If you’re horrified by the idea of actually displaying your $299 (minimum) smartwatch, this genius has a solution — wear two watches, on the same wrist, at the same time. At first glance it seems like an asinine solution to a problem that could be fixed by just choosing a single watch, but as you look deeper you’ll discover: it’s still an asinine solution to a problem that could be solved by just choosing a watch.

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Personal Information of Nearly 200 Democrats Leaked in Latest Hack

We already knew that a recent hack that targeted Democratic officials was going to be more than just access to possibly incriminating emails, but we didn’t realize it would be this soon.

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A.I. and chatbots will help you win friends and influence people

Imagine a ‘Persuade’ button for every critical moment in your life. One click to send the perfect Tinder pickup line. One click to convince your boss it’s time for a raise. One click to persuade your significant other that you’re actually right this time.

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Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds Expansion Preview

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How to Fight the Turbulence That Just Injured 24 JetBlue Fliers

The Airbus A320 was flying from Boston to Sacramento when the tower of terror moment hit, sending people, luggage, laptops, and service items flying through the cabin. Heads smacked into overhead bins. The pilots made an emergency landing in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the injured passengers and crew were taken to a local hospital. According to NBC News , they’ve all been released.

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Yahoo Sports now shows you how to stream live baseball games

Yahoo has given its sports app a refresh with a focus on livestreaming. In collaboration with Major League Baseball, Yahoo Sports will now list which games are being broadcast live online. With one tap, you’ll be able to watch it either through Yahoo’s app or another third-party provider such as FOX Sports GO.

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All the Baby Gear Advice That Doesn’t Matter

I was in your shoes once, new parents. Shopping for the perfect diaper bag, pruning baby gear lists down to the true essentials. Three kids later, I’m here to tell you: You’re overthinking it. Most of your shopping decisions don’t really matter.

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Love the Fig - The New Yorker

The produce section of the grocery store is a botanical disaster. Most people know that a tomato is technically a fruit, but so is an eggplant, a cucumber, and a spaghetti squash. A banana, which grows from a flower with a single ovary, is actually a berry, while a strawberry, which grows from a flower with several ovaries, isn’t a berry at all but an aggregate fruit. The most confusing classification, though, will start showing up on American shelves this month. Shoppers will find mission figs with the grapes, kiwis, and other fruit, but a clever botanist would sell them at the florist, with the fresh-cut roses. Although many people dismiss figs as a geriatric delicacy or the sticky stuff inside bad cookies, they are, in fact, something awesome: enclosed flowers that bloom modestly inward, unlike the flamboyant showoffs on other plants. Bite a fig in half and you’ll discover a core of tiny blossoms.

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54 The First Images for Scifi Film Passengers Make Us Even More Excited to See It
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57 Following Google, Microsoft expands right-to-be-forgotten filtering for Bing in Europe
58 Machine Learning Exercises In Python, Part 1
59 The insecurity of Microsoft's Secure Boot shows just why backdoors can never, ever work.
60 How Much Pee Would It Take to Turn an Olympic Pool Green?
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62 Control all your devices from your phone with the AnyMote smart remote
63 No Man’s Sky travel diary, day four: living off the land
64 How we launched our startup without any technical knowledge
65 Forbes Welcome
66 Whoa, Dude, This Ball Is Totally Levitating on Sound Waves
67 An Insanely Tiny Slice of Antarctica Isn’t Buried in Ice
68 VR and exoskeletons restore feeling to paraplegics
69 CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution
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71 British politician makes comment about feminists, women have perfect response
72 Idiots Can't Stop Painting Tortoises
73 How to Watch the Exceptional Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight
74 Facebook organic reach is down 52% for publishers’ Pages this year
75 Here's Why Facebook Is Always Going to Win the Ad-Blocking War
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78 Airbnb says people are flocking to London
79 GM expressed interest in buying Lyft, but Lyft declined
80 Path of Exile gets a new endgame with Atlas of Worlds on September 2
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82 Spotify Music Is a Portal to All of Spotify's Video Game Soundtracks
83 Behind-the-scenes look at 'Inception' will actually blow your mind
84 Now's Your Chance to Ask Biologist Carin Bondar All Your Wild Sex Questions
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86 Netflix's 'The Get Down' is a stylish, showy musical, but it has one big problem
87 Turbulence on a JetBlue Flight Was So Bad a Toilet Blew Off the Wall
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90 The Refugee Olympic Team Now Has Its Own Flag and Anthem
91 Upcoming 'No Man's Sky' patch will fix most issues
92 Hillary Clinton is co-hosting a podcast about her campaign