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How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security

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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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Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2, has died at 83

Baker, who stood 3 feet 8 inches tall, portrayed the spunky droid in the original Star Wars films as well as the prequels.

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JR Raphael on Twitter

20 minutes with the original Motorola Droid: Well, that didn't go as expected http://goo.gl/f8W8zy  (Why? Just because, that's why.)

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4K Video Showcases iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro

Three different models of the iPhone 7 have been revealed in a super-sharp 4K video ahead of Apple’s official unveiling this fall. The hands-on has us questioning the possibility of an “ iPhone 7 Pro ” once again.

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What Happens When You Do Drugs and Build Ikea Furniture

There’s only posted two episodes of the show called, sigh, “Hikea,” but it already have almost 16,000 subscribers at the time of this writing. So if you want to get famous on YouTube, do drugs, and assemble furniture (please don’t do this).

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The Size of Countries in Real Life Versus the Size of Countries on a Map

Maps lie. We all learned this at some point in school, when we realized Greenland wasn’t quite the hulking beast of land mass we thought it was. I mean, Greenland isn’t even a third of the size of Australia. And the UK is teeny! Smaller than Japan, the Philippines, and Madagascar. Come to think of it, all of Europe is way smaller than what we imagine it to be on the map.

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How to Watch Sunday's SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket on its way to deliver a commercial communications satellite into orbit and, as is tradition, you can watch it live. You just have to be up super early in order to see it.

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ReadWrite on Twitter

[TECH NEWS] AT&T hooks up Biotricity for medical device data work: http://bit.ly/2aSAGvg  #News #IoT pic.twitter.com/cXdsc0xgDX

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M, AI and FB: How Facebook is Going to Become an Even Bigger Part of Your Everyday Life

But using M would give Facebook a vast range of new data. As noted by  Kantrowitz , M is learning everything about his day-to-day life, from the time he wakes up, the products he’s interested in, the places he’s traveling to. The more you utilize M's services, the more it will be able to learn and store such insights, matched to each users’ Facebook identity. That's an amazingly powerful tool – right now, Facebook has all the info on who your friends are, what you’re interested in and what you talk about. But through M, it would also have access to what you search for, what specific details you’re interested in when considering certain products, your takeaway food preferences. Every query you enter is another detail, which, when combined with the potentially billions of insights M might be able to glean from its interactions with other users, will start to form even more definitive profiles of users, enabling the most accurate ad targeting and outreach opportunities you could possibly imagine. In future, Facebook’s algorithms may literally know what you want before you’ve even considered it.

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Niantic Catches Pokemon Go Cheaters With Its Ban Ball

Don't take your smartphone off your turntable (or ceiling fan) just yet, though. While that technically breaks the spirit of the game, Niantic isn't going after those who have found more creative ways to "walk" and hatch Pokemon eggs within the mobile app. The developer's latest efforts appear to be targeting those who spoof their locations using GPS hacks to catch many more Pokemon than they should be able to from the comfort of their homes—or to catch Pokemon outside of their region. Niantic is also allegedly going after those who are using bots to play the game on their behalf.

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ICYMI: This rock-armored insect could change medicine

Today on In Case You Missed It : Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley discovered that an insect called the caddisfly spins strong, stretchy silk that works like a biological sticky tape. The caddisfly uses it to attach stones to its body to protect it underwater; humans are more interested in the fact that the waterproof adhesive might have medical applications. The publication Deep Look made a great video of the bug's underwater life that's worth a full watch if you're interested.

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7 Pinterest Tools for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

Tailwind is a Pinterest-focused platform for marketers, brands and agencies looking for a tool to schedule pins, analyze trends and much more. This platform allows you to pin images by dragging and dropping them in the dashboard , using their Chrome Extension or syncing with Instagram .

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This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming

In a 50 meter Olympic pool, at the current men’s world record 50m pace, a thousandth-of-a-second constitutes 2.39 millimeters of travel. FINA pool dimension regulations allow a tolerance of 3 centimeters in each lane, more than ten times that amount. Could you time swimmers to a thousandth-of-a-second? Sure, but you couldn’t guarantee the winning swimmer didn’t have a thousandth-of-a-second-shorter course to swim. (Attempting to construct a concrete pool to any tighter a tolerance is nearly impossible; the effective length of a pool can change depending on the ambient temperature, the water temperature, and even whether or not there are people in the pool itself.)

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The Best CRM Software of 2016

CRM software can deliver those benefits because they organize and record the institutional knowledge all businesses maintain about their customers. Employees might use a spreadsheet to pass on information about past sales or share email threads that show a customer has been a loyal patron. But such information is often left to casual word of mouth, which means it's often missing when needed or entirely forgotten. CRM software keeps this information in one place, efficiently organizes it, and makes it possible to take immediate action upon, such as sending a loyal customer a gift card on their birthday or offering an up-sell opportunity to a platform from which you know their business can benefit (based on previous conversations). The key is to select the software that's right for the way your team works. The last thing you want is to see employees fighting new software instead of interacting with the customer.

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Everything Revealed in the New Rogue One Trailer

We finally got another trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last night, and it was packed full of new stuff—including, of course, Darth Vader. We’ve gone through it with a magnifying glass and all of our nerdery to see what secrets and details are hiding inside it.

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NYTimes Bits 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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Sorry Folks, Chemtrail Conspiracies Are Bullshit

Those condensation trails in the sky left by aircraft are common, and most of us wouldn’t notice them, but for some, they’re the mark of a secret large-scale spraying program by the government. Well, surprise, no such thing exists (or so the CIA wants you to think). At least, according to science.

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How Much Pee Would It Take to Turn an Olympic Pool Green?

This is a representative image of the color of Olympic pools in Rio before (left) and after (right) the alleged mass urination. Note that the pool on the left is a diving pool while the pool on the right is a swimming pool, which might affect the color balance somewhat owing to different depths. For simplicity, we are assuming that the color of the two pools should be one and the same.

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How to Measure Your LinkedIn Activities : Social Media Examiner

Selling on social is no small undertaking. This article only covered the tip of the iceberg. Management consultant, educator, and author Peter Drucker said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” There are many ways to track and measure your efforts, so find the ways that work best for you.

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Apple Seeds macOS Sierra Beta 5 to Developers

macOS offers other new Continuity features, including the ability to unlock your MacBook –avoiding the part where you input your password– by having your Apple Watch on your wrist. Another big addition to the software is Picture-in-Picture support, which will let users pop out a video and continue to watch it while they navigate other apps behind it. The picture can be resized, moved around, and it will stay on the top of other apps as the user moves from one virtual desktop to another.

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Inspired dude gets a tattoo of Michael Phelps' killer game face

Phelps became the meme heard 'round the world on Monday when he glared — hard — at fellow Olympian Chad le Clos, who made the bizarre choice to shadowbox in front of Phelps in the ready room before the rivals faced off in the 200-meter butterfly semifinals.

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What To Wear When You Work From Home: 9 Comfortable (But Professional) Fashion Brands

Men and women have quickly taken to this label that takes a technical approach to seamless, all-day wear. The rapidly growing company's secret is its ability to mix materials into flexible, durable, and comfortable custom fabrics. For example, pleated shorts made with wool, silk, and Spandex, or a long-sleeve T-shirt made from modal, elastane, and cashmere. They're like fabric mad scientists, but the good kind of mad. ($48-$248,  kitandace.com )

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Six Habits Of Champions

Not everyone can take home a gold medal, but we can all develop the mind-set of a champion. Here are six habits you can adopt to succeed.

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I shopped at Amazon's first real-life bookstore ever and it was freaking awesome

My final word on Amazon Books, really, is that I hope they open one up in San Francisco sooner rather than later. It may not be able to completely replace the traditional bookstore, but much like Amazon itself, it's just so convenient.

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ReadWrite on Twitter

Intel recalls Basis Peak wearables on concerns over burns http://bit.ly/2azXgmd  #Tech #recall #IoT pic.twitter.com/3FbgIWVNL3

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New 'Rogue One' trailer, dissected shot by shot

Take a closer look at the action in the new trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," featuring Darth Vader and the Death Star.

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An Insanely Tiny Slice of Antarctica Isn’t Buried in Ice

Antarctica, as everyone knows, is mostly covered in ice—mostly being the key word. Scientists have assumed that about a little less than one percent of Antarctica’s rock is ice-free. A new survey corrects this estimate, showing just how frozen this dark continent truly is.

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Can American Apparel's CEO Mend Its Seams?

It’s not unheard of for famous CEOs to employ private security, but Schneider isn’t Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg —she’s running what is essentially "a T-shirt business," as she puts it. However, this is no ordinary T-shirt business. Not only is American Apparel one of the most controversial clothing manufacturers of the 21st century, dealing with retail woes similar to those faced by brands like Gap, Uniqlo, and even J.Crew, but it is recovering from such a tumultuous and dramatic series of years—including sexual-harassment allegations, layoffs, bankruptcy, and protests—that Hollywood stars such as Adrian Grenier reportedly want to option the movie rights. Schneider, the target of heated demonstrations since she became American Apparel's CEO, is attempting to steer the company toward a bright and less complicated future, motivated by the 7,500 employees depending on her to preserve their jobs, as well as the bondholders who took over the company in a debt-equity swap during its bankruptcy restructuring last year. And if it takes a security detail to enable her to focus on this, so be it.

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Tips and Tricks - No Man's Sky Wiki Guide - IGN

Once you have finished getting the materials for your Electron Vapors, you can then focus on making Antimatter . Antimatter is a bit more difficult to make than the other parts, as it requires 1 Electron Vapor, 50 Heridium , and 20 Zinc . Those elements might seem annoying to obtain, but they're actually rather easy to get. If you go to any space station, you'll find that you will be able to trade with the ships there as well as with the marketplace found in the area accessed through the right door on the station. Now, each ship and the markteplace generally contain around 40 Heridium and Zinc each, meaning all you have to do to obtain enough is wait around at the station for more ships to arrive and trade with them for the required materials. 

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ReadWrite on Twitter

[NEW POST] Are today's cities ready for driverless cars? http://bit.ly/2bqKj36  #IoT #SmartCity #selfdriving pic.twitter.com/VloFZ4wn59

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ReadWrite on Twitter

Baseball players leery about wearables keeping tabs on them http://bit.ly/2aKwxUj  #IoT #MLB #baseball pic.twitter.com/uRd0ODz25j

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Samsung casts doubt on the 'confirmed' 6GB Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh 'confirmed' the existence of an upgraded device to Korean media - while he wasn't definite on the launch of the more powerful Note 7, even mentioning it means it sounded pretty likely.

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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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Solve CoLab

Please review the  new Challenge guidelines and the enter your suggestion below. A message will be sent to the Solve CoLab staff and they will follow up with you soon.

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Did the Apocalypse Just Start?

Over the past 48 hours, compelling evidence has emerged that a long-anticipated End Times is finally upon us. Let’s have a look.

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MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.

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jkbrzt/httpie

Added Python 3 as a dependency for Homebrew installations to ensure some of the newer HTTP features work out of the box for macOS users (starting with HTTPie 0.9.4.).

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Exploit broker steals Apple thunder, offers $500,000 for iOS zero days | ZDNet

The exploit trader has launched a " hit list " of the hottest, most wanted exploits for software including Apple iOS, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Adobe Flash. The company will pay $500,000 for the most dangerous bugs in Apple iOS 9.3 and above -- and researchers can choose to take a lump sum or smaller payments which continue to roll in as long as the exploit is still alive.

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Hackaday SuperConference: Call for Proposals

The 2016 Hackaday SuperConference is coming. Now is the time to submit your proposal for a talk or a workshop at the world’s greatest conference about hardware creation. The SuperCon is an unparalleled opportunity to present on a deeply technical level where you can be certain everyone in the audience is following. All of those details, the war stories of production, the out-of-stock problems and board respins, the moments when you’ve bent physics to your will, these stories will be met with awe and cheers as the audience of your peers takes the ride along with you.

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Cape Watch: The Suicide Squad Fallout Has Begun

Sure, the critics really, really didn’t like Suicide Squad , but Margot Robbie doesn’t care. The actress told Tipsy Talk that playing Harley Quinn in the movie made her “feel like I hit the lottery” because of the complexity of the character—and also because “the chicks never get these roles… we never get the roles where we have the funny one-liners and then the kick-ass action scene.” She loved it so much, she said, that she’s already planning on returning to Quinn in a spinoff centering on her relationship with the Joker. “I’m trying to make that happen,” she said when asked about the possibility. “There’s so much more to do.” Why this is super: Robbie’s portrayal of Harley was easily the best part of Squad . Give her some better material (and, ideally, separate her from the Joker as quickly as possible so that she gets to realize how screwed up and abusive that relationship is), and everyone will be all the better.

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Joe Biden tries to one-up President Obama with his own summer music playlist

Last week, President Obama released two playlists of music he'll be rocking out to in his last summer in office.

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ReadWrite 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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The Best Erotic Fanfiction Involving Our Tech Overlord Billionaires [Very NSFW]

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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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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Twitter opens up Moments to battle Snapchat and Instagram

Moments are Twitter’s way of creating immediacy as it relates to information. Currently limited to a curated feed (mostly) manicured by human editors, the core functionality will roll out to all users “in the coming months.”

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Tesla has big plans to build 3 electric vehicles that nobody wants

The company has now made the seemingly logical decision to expand the segments and sectors that it serves. But it's hard to tell if anyone really wants these vehicles, or whether Musk just thinks they should be on offer. After all, we should note that although Tesla could sell 80,000 vehicles in 2016, the market for electric cars hasn't developed as robustly as anyone thought it would five years ago.

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ReadWrite on Twitter

Is Tesla's AutoPilot truly "self-driving" -- or just sold that way? http://bit.ly/2bdbZZO  #IoT #News pic.twitter.com/zyS4JIUwi9

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Minecraft Headed to Oculus Rift Next Week

Mojang last month confirmed plans to enable support for the Rift, giving Minecraft players "a whole new perspective on their favorite game." The only problem: That was supposed to happen with the launch of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta version 0.15.6, which is already here.

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The Simple Physics of Pole Dancing

It’s the last day of Senior Week at Gizmodo, and this is my confession: I am a huge pole dancing fan. Something about the combination of dance and acrobatics, athleticism and grace, gets me every time. Plus it’s sexy as hell—but only if it wants to be, slut-shamers be damned.

51 End the clutter: How to organize your Mac menu bar
52 This dentist office on wheels gives teeth cleanings and exams in Silicon Valley parking lots
53 Even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have bad days
54 Can Your Terrible Chicken Scratch Break This Handwriting Algorithm?
55 William Gibson talks about 'The Peripheral,' the power of Twitter, and his next book set in today's Silicon Valley
56 The Best 2-in-1 Convertible and Hybrid Laptops of 2016
57 11 skills every 24-year-old should learn before it's too late
58 10 futuristic vehicles that will fundamentally transform how we travel
59 ReadWrite on Twitter
60 Why this former Google and Amazoner decided to ditch big company life to join a mattress startup
61 Coding Boot Camps Attract Tech Companies
62 12 Things You Can Now Do With Windows 10 After the Anniversary Update
63 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
64 Steven Universe Artist Quits Twitter Over Fan Harassment
65 Humans Have Big Brains Because We Are Good At Judging Others
66 The Ultimate Guide to Facebook's Pixel Manager
67 A new dam is threatening one of the Middle East's most biodiverse regions
68 Monkey Inferno shuts down its Blab video chat app
69 Your olive oil is almost certainly fake
70 http://www.androidguys.com/2016/08/03/check-out-these-7-phablets-that-cost-half-the-price-of-the-samsung-galaxy-note-7/?utm_content=bufferd7fdf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
71 Soylent's new coffee drink basically sounds like a caffeine-laced Metamucil shake
72 Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook
73 Michael Phelps says goodbye to the pool with Olympic gold
74 Posting about your workout on Facebook means you're a narcissist, study says
75 Photos Not Saving to the Camera Roll on Your iPhone? Here's How to Fix the Issue
76 Here's What All The New Stock App Widgets in iOS 10 Look Like
77 Get Two Pairs of Wireless Headphones for the Price of One [Deals Hub]
78 The story of Naked Wines
79 iPhone Rebooting Randomly Overnight after Jailbreaking? Here's How to Fix It
80 SpaceX seeks to continue its hot streak with tonight’s Falcon 9 launch
81 Digital media unioning, one year later
82 Log In - The New York Times
83 BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: A Secure Android Phone on the Cheap
84 The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2016
85 It’s time to publicly shame United Airlines’ so-called online security
86 Microsoft's Windows 7 support U-turn: Now new Skylake PCs get security patches until 2020 - TechRepublic
87 10 iPhone cases for the 'Pokémon Go' obsessed
88 New PS4 expected at Sony event next month
89 Apple Watch 2 with Faster Processor, GPS, and Barometer Launching Later This Year
90 The bizarre stilt-walking shepherds of France's heathlands (Retronaut)
91 Startups Cash Out Before IPOs as Venture Capitalists Turn Pickier
92 Peugeot 2008 car review: ‘The panoramic roof was a booby trap’
93 Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity  - TechRepublic
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