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Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."

Two guys drove a Tesla almost 500 miles on a single charge

A fully charged Telsa Model S should get you about 270 or 310 miles before you need to plug back in, depending on whether you buy it in the United States or Europe. But two Tesla fans recently...

The McWhopper mashup that almost happened

McDonald's shut down the burger mashup intended to bring awareness to International Peace Day.

Biologists are sharing their best animal genitalia photos on Twitter

Science Twitter (yeah, it's a thing) has been having quite a good time this week, as they attempt to find the best animal genitalia photo possible.

The shaky science of shattering the moon in 'LawBreakers'

We ask the Bad Astronomer if LawBreaker's Moon-cracking premise is plausible.

Harry Potter re-imagined as the villain of a horror movie is unexpectedly bone-chilling

A Harry Potter parody featuring an evil Harry as the main villain in a horror film is doing the rounds on YouTube.

Ask A Dev: What is deep linking?

In this Ask A Dev, Android engineer Eric Brynsvold explains deep linking and why it will be valuable to both Android and iOS developers.

How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

It's simply brilliant.

New game from 'Gears of War' creator breaks the moon

Lawbreakers is a free, post-catastrophe, sci-fi shooter. Just don't call it "post-apocalyptic."

Giving Minecraft a story

Calling Minecraft a popular video game is an understatement — it’s more like a cultural phenomenon. Since its debut in 2009, the game has sold more than 70 million copies across multiple platforms...

Kid perfectly fakes excitement for getting avocado as a gift

A little kid receives an avocado for a Christmas gift and he is clearly not impressed.

Adobe will introduce a new Photoshop for iOS this October

Adobe is without question the place to go for image editing on the desktop. On mobile, it's closer to an afterthought. Adobe has been trying to change that over the past couple years as it rolls...

Super fun teachers sing 'Les Misérables' parody for new school year

Teachers in Iowa broke in the school year by teaming up for a sing-along of "One More Day."

Comeback of the century: The California sea otter's return from the brink of extinction

How California sea otters came back from the brink of extinction to save their environment.

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot’s Toolbox

Before the finale airs, we chat with show creator Sam Esmail and take a look at the real tools and apps used in season 1 of Mr. Robot.

Woman becomes Internet darling with bizarre homemade Al Green music video

Redditor Chillhill804 has created a confusing and hilarious tribute to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

After surviving a fire, this abused dog got prosthetic paws

Thanks to a kind caretaker and some generous dog lovers, an abused dog got new prosthetics.

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Amazon to Launch Prime Instant Video in Japan, Taking on Netflix

“As we’ve shown with the launch of Prime Video in the U.S. and around the world, we are investing significantly to bring high-quality, local and popular programming to Prime members, and our customers in Japan should expect the same investment,” Jasper Cheung, president of Amazon Japan, said in a statement. “We’ve been offering videos and DVDs in Japan for 15 years — we know the entertainment customers want — and we plan to deliver it with Prime Video, all at no additional cost.”

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Evernote is dropping support for its Food apps on September 30

Evernote will cease all work on Evernote Food on September 30. Users will still be able to use the apps, but no further updates will be provided by the company, nor will it be possible to sync back to the Evernote service.

Google's been recruiting programmers based on their search habits

Don't bother searching for though -- the test is invitation only. Finding the page is easy enough, but it won't let you play if you weren't specifically asked to: "To log in, you have to have logged in before," the page reads. Confused visitors are invited to, you guessed it, search Google for answers. It's a slightly creepy recruitment tool, but it's also fun, quirky and refreshing. Try it out. If you can.

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How to stop Windows 10's annoying Microsoft Office ads

Rather than upgrading to Office to stop Windows 10 from bleating about it all the time, take these steps instead.

Leaked images reveal Microsoft's new flagship Lumia phones

Microsoft is preparing to launch two new Lumia flagship devices at an  event in October . While we've seen  some images emerge along with full specifications,  Evan Blass (Evleaks) has published what appears to be official press renders for both devices. Codenamed Cityman and Talkman, Microsoft is expected to name its new devices the Lumia 950 (Talkman) and Lumia 950 XL (Cityman). The leaked images show both devices, with a slight hump for the camera at the rear. Both sport a simple Microsoft logo at the back, and a mostly square look. Microsoft's Cityman is the cyan colored handset, while the smaller (5.2-inch) Talkman is shown in black.

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A common myth is that Skype's parent company, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), originated as a penny stock before turning into a successful, multi-billion dollar behemoth, when in reality it was never a penny stock. Looking at Microsoft's stock price history, you may see the price of a single share purchased when Microsoft went public on March 13, 1986 reported as less than 10 cents. However, that is the "split-adjusted" price, which is calculated after the multiple stock splits that have occurred subsequently. The actual price that Microsoft debuted at was $28 per share. Learn more about penny stocks and small cap investing strategies by joining our website.

What is Solve?

Learn about MIT’s initiative that asks extraordinary people to work together to find solutions to the extraordinarily hard problems facing our global community:

CRM and Cloud Computing To Grow Your Business -

Customer relationship management (CRM) is all about managing the relationships you have with your customers. CRM combines business processes, people, and technology to achieve this single goal: getting and keeping customers. It's an overall strategy to help you learn more about their behavior so you can develop stronger, lasting relationships that will benefit both of you. It’s very hard to run a successful business without a strong focus on CRM, as well as adding elements of social media and making the transition to a social enterprise to connect with customers in new ways.

Lil' ICYMI: Lego Arms

Read More: Get More Engadget: •Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: •Like us on Facebook: •Follow us on Twitter: •Follow us on Instagram: •Add us on Snapchat: gadgetsnaps •Read more: Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and Engadget is here to tell you all about it. Since 2004, Engadget has covered cutting edge devices and the technology that powers them. We're looking beyond the gadgets themselves to explore how they impact our lives. Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life. Also on Engadget's YouTube Channel: •“In Case You Missed It” (aka #ICYMI) is a daily clip show designed to dig up the offbeat and interesting stories that get buried by the biggest headlines. We'll bring you space and tech news, as well as internet lifestyle funk, and we'll round out each week's show with a headline blast to bring you the big stories you might have missed.

MIT created a solar-powered machine that turns saltwater into drinking water

As Probably not just alluded to, technology exists to clean water from almost any state of contamination. As nice a project as the MIT one in the article is, it is really a small increment technologicially - using solar power/batteries as a power source. Electrodialysis is used in hospitals every day to support failing kidneys. It is a fairly complex technology but aren't they all. All desalination methods require energy (distillation, reverse osmosis) or chemical reagents (ion exchange - e.g. water softeners). As Probably not concluded, this would not work on fracking waste, though there are lots of methods that would. The requirement for fracking waste is a social/regulatory/financial framework that 'encourages' the industry to do the right thing and clean up their messes. It won't happen in our current climate. So, kudos to MIT, but before crowning them, review the > 60 year history of tech-based water projects in developing countries (there have been more than one could count), in which you'll find great enthusiasm at first, western companies drinking from the public/foundation trough to sell tech, and at the first sign that maintenance is needed, and it will, the whole thing collapses, without education and financial infrastructure to support it.

A Short Lesson in Perspective

Many years ago, when I first started to work in the advertising industry, we used to have this thing called The Overnight Test. It worked like this: My creative partner Laurence and I would spend the day covering A2 sheets torn from layout pads with ideas for whatever project we were currently engaged upon – an ad for a new gas oven, tennis racket or whatever. Scribbled headlines. Bad puns. Stick-men drawings crudely rendered in fat black Magic Marker. It was a kind of brain dump I suppose. Everything that tumbled out of our heads and mouths was committed to paper. Anything completely ridiculous, irrelevant or otherwise unworkable was filtered out as we worked, and by beer ‘o’ clock there would be an impressive avalanche of screwed-up paper filling the corner of the room where our comically undersized waste-bin resided.

14 Here’s what happens when you try to replicate climate contrarian papers | Dana Nuccitelli

This new study was authored by Rasmus Benestad, myself (Dana Nuccitelli), Stephan Lewandowsky, Katharine Hayhoe, Hans Olav Hygen, Rob van Dorland, and John Cook. Benestad (who did the lion’s share of the work for this paper) created a tool using the R programming language to replicate the results and methods used in a number of frequently-referenced research papers that reject the expert consensus on human-caused global warming. In using this tool, we discovered some common themes among the contrarian research papers.

Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana

Facebook’s goal is to make Messenger the first stop for mobile discovery. Google has long had search locked up on the desktop: Right now, if I’m looking to treat my summer cold, and I’m in front of my laptop, I begin by googling “cold meds Upper West Side.” On mobile, however, I may pull up any number of apps–Google, Google Maps, Twitter–to find that out, or I may just ask Siri. Facebook starts at a disadvantage on mobile because it doesn’t have its own operating system, and therefore users must download an app, and then open it. Marcus hopes to make up for that by creating a virtual assistant so powerful, it’s the first stop for anyone looking to do or buy anything.

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick - CNET

At a press event in its home country of Korea on Tuesday, LG Display showed off a "wallpaper" proof-of-concept television. The 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display weighs 1.9 kilograms and is less than a millimeter thick. Thanks to a magnetic mat that sits behind it on the wall, the TV can be stuck to a wall. To remove the display from the wall, you peel the screen off the mat.

When online shaming spirals out of control

Twitter gives a voice to the voiceless, a way to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But sometimes, says Jon Ronson, things go too far. In a jaw-dropping story of how one un-funny tweet ruined a woman's life and career, Ronson shows how online commenters can end up behaving like a baying mob — and says it's time to rethink how we interact online.

Here is the badass truck replacing the US military's aging Humvees

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — the HMMWV, or Humvee — is a stalwart of the battleground. If you asked someone to draw a military truck, they'd almost certainly draw this classic machine, which is almost older than a millennial (1984!) and gained such a pop culture following at one point that civilians started buying them. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in particular, is famous for his undying love of the "Hummer."

Amazon Announces One-Hour Alcohol Delivery Inc ( AMZN.O ) said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.

This Is Why No One Follows You on Twitter

But first, it's a good idea to take a look at how most people will see your Twitter profile. If someone finds you in his or her Home stream, or clicks on a "Who to follow" suggestion, the Profile Summary pop-up below shows what your potential audience sees of your Twitter presence.

Italy’s Summer Beaches Look Even More Beautiful From Above

Take Bernhard Lange , for example. When the German photographer visited an Italian resort on the Adriatic Sea, all he could think about was how the endless rows of beach umbrellas might look photographed from the sky. “Already from the ground, they looked very symmetrical, repetitive and graphic,” he says. “I thought they might look even more interesting from above.”

The Real Story Behind the Global Bike-Share Boom

Does it feel like suddenly, bike-share programs are everywhere? The seemingly simple concept has indeed swept across the globe in a matter of just a few years. This is the story of just how quickly a great idea can spread when combined with the right technology—and a few fateful bumps along the way. By Sarah Goodyear

Feds Raid 'World's Largest Male Escort Site' in Manhattan

Federal agents raided the Manhattan headquarters of as part of a money laundering and state prostitution investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015)

3 ways to fix a broken school

If you’re going to lead, lead. “What happens in a school and what does not happen in a school is up to the principal,” says Cliatt-Wayman. “I am the principal, and having that title required me to lead.” That meant stepping up and taking charge. “I was not going to be afraid to address anything that was not good for children, whether that made me liked or not.” At Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia, she worked with her leadership team to tackle issues both small and large. They posted cheerful messages on bulletin boards and made sure the lightbulbs worked — and rebuilt the school schedule to include flexibility for children with hugely different needs. But their best invention ever? The school-wide discipline program called “Non-negotiables,” a behavior system designed to promote positive behavior at all times. The result? “Strawberry Mansion was removed from the ‘Persistently Dangerous’ list our first year, after being on the list for five consecutive years,” Cliatt-Wayman says.

Woman from famous 9/11 'Dust Lady' photograph dies of cancer

Marcy Borders, who was from New Jersey, had been working for a month at Bank of America in the north tower. On Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m., the 28-year-old was standing next to the photocopier on the 81st floor when a plane smashed into the building a few stories above. Despite a manager's direction to wait for fire wardens, Borders ran for the stairs and began to make her way down.

Police in North Dakota can now use drones armed with tasers

Police in North Dakota are now authorized to use drones armed with tasers, tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "non-lethal" weapons, following the passage of Bill 1328.

Poll: Is 3D TV dead? Do you care? - CNET

After significant hoopla followed by years of mediocre reviews and tepid consumer interest, 3D seems to be disappearing. Do you care? Take our poll.

'Mr. Robot' season finale postponed over a scene's similarity to the Virginia shooting

"The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today's tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time."

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Friendly humans stop to shelter soggy dog left out in the rain

A passing couple took pity on the bedraggled pooch, which was tied to a lamppost outside Marks & Spencer in Kent, with the man actually going so far as taking off his own jacket to shelter the dog from the rain.

WWE 2K16 Hands-On: Wrestle Smarter, Not Harder - IGN

Just like last year, stamina is also a resource you have to manage, and Working Holds are a great tool for doing so. Wrestling smarks know what these are about, it’s a prolonged hold that gives both performers a chance to catch their breath for the latter part of the match. In WWE 2K16, the principle is similar, you can slap on a Working Hold to give yourself time to regain stamina while draining your opponent’s. Not only is this a great tactic to employ if you find yourself falling behind an opponent with better conditioning, but again, it adds another element of the pacing and storytelling that goes on in an actual match.

Why the U.S. is No. 1 -- in mass shootings

The United States is, by a long shot, the global leader in mass shootings, claiming just 5% of the global population but an outsized share -- 31% -- of the world's mass shooters since 1966, a new study finds.

Zano drones struggle to achieve lift-off - BBC News

But he could not make it hover on the spot and in less than five minutes he had to land it to change batteries, despite promises of around 15 minutes' flight time. What's more, the short amount of video footage captured by the drone was of quite poor quality.

For the love of God, put me on the Iron Maiden plane

The four-engine jet is double the size of the 757 that Dickinson has previously piloted on Maiden tours, and triple the weight. The jet, dubbed Ed Force One after Maiden's skeleton mascot Eddie, will take the band to six continents. The idea of a world tour with Iron Maiden is too good to pass up. Put me on the plane. No, wait, hear me out: I'm a science journalist, so if you all wanted an excuse to make it an even seven continents and hit Antarctica, I bet we could figure it out. Plus I can dish all the dirt on GE's engine test facility .

N64 classic Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is being remastered for PC

Dust off that bow and arrow: Turok is making a comeback. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter — the cult classic Nintendo 64 shooter about killing dinosaurs, which first launched in 1997 — and its sequel are being remastered for PC, with updated graphics and "other improvements." The new versions are being developed by Night Dive Studios, a developer that specializes in revamping classic games for modern hardware. The studio previously worked on ports of System Shock 2 and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream , among others.

Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

Google’s Container Engine , its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This means Google now considers it ready for production use and backs it with a 99.5 percent uptime SLA.

Destroyed By Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed On Political Vision

When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned in 1932 to do a mural in the middle of Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, some might have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.

Recreations of your favorite games in six-second Vines

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The Algorithm that Predicts Psychosis

As Cecchi points out, the computer analysis at the center of the study didn’t include any acoustic features like intonation, cadence, volume—all characteristics which could be meaningful in interpreting a person’s pattern of speaking and, by extension, thinking. “There is a deeper limitation, related to our current understanding of language and how to measure the full extent of what is being expressed and communicated when people speak to each other, or write,” Cecchi said. “The discriminative features that we identified are still a very simplified description of language. Finally, while language provides a unique window into the mind, it is still just one aspect of human behavior and cannot fully substitute for a close observation and interaction with the patient.”

What do Edward Snowden and Elton John have in common? Crustaceans - CNET

A newly discovered crayfish gets named after the NSA leaker and an amphipod after the singer of "Crocodile Rock." Now whose name are we going to use when we find a new species of crocodile?

All aboard Van Beethoven, where Oculus Rift meets the 19th century - CNET

Though Oculus is also working on a pair of Oculus Touch hand controllers designed to bring more-realistic hand motions to virtual-reality worlds, Van Beethoven participants will not, as far as we know, be able to do things like reach out and grab an LA Phil viola player's bow or crash the percussionist's cymbals. To play along with world-class symphonies, you'll need an app .

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All nine hours of The Hobbit's extended trilogy will hit theaters in October

Screenings will include a recorded introduction from the trilogy's director, co-writer, and producer Peter Jackson, with each film starting at 7.30PM local time. After mixed reviews for the trilogy, though, it's not clear how much of an audience these screenings will attract, with organizers Fathom Events suggesting it will appeal to fans who want "a chance to binge-watch as a community." With the total running time of all  three extended editions topping nine hours though, this is a binge for the dedicated only.

Meet Y Combinator’s New COO

In addition to the traditional demo days where startups present their ideas to investors, Y Combinator now holds multiple events in Silicon Valley, across the country and overseas; at colleges and universities in the U.S.; and in other countries (and recently hired events coordinator Susan Hobbs from tech news site TechCrunch to help manage and organize events). Earlier this year, it announced a lighter version of its incubator program, YC Fellowship, which gives early stage startups and founders a small grant and limited access to some of Y Combinator’s partners and events.

You can spend a day watching Star Wars toys get unboxed live on YouTube, if that's what you're into

It also renders Disney's  2013 heist of Lucasfilm even more ridiculous in retrospect: the former spent just $4 billion, and now it's turning mundane tertiary product launches into full-day fiestas. And of course, half the point of unboxing videos is their ability to capture genuine fan excitement, the kind that's not being overseen by a titanic brand or manufacturer. Watching a series of said videos sponsored and chaperoned by Disney / Lucasfilm feels a bit like being invited to watch Nike employees crack open their newest sneakers: "We did it again! Another great pair!"

Drone Oversight Is Coming to Construction Sites | MIT Technology Review

Lincoln Wood, regional manager for virtual design and construction at Turner Construction , which is running the Sacramento project, says that while it is common to monitor progress closely, the near-real-time aerial images and software analysis being used there provides a more comprehensive picture of what’s going on, and can highlight how a slowdown in one area may affect the entire project. “The nice thing about it is that it’s showing all the tasks in an area, so people are seeing the global impact,” he says.

Intel’s new 5×5: Tiny form factor, socketed CPU | ExtremeTech

For years, mini-ITX has been the smallest mainstream system form factor that enthusiasts could reasonably buy. Intel wants to change that with its new 5×5 initiative, and it’s offering the new platform with socketed CPUs rather than relying solely on soldered parts. This could prove a potent selling point, since soldered systems are often less attractive to customers who want the option to upgrade the integrated CPU.

The 20 Most Infamous Cyberattacks of the 21st Century (Part I) | MIT Technology Review

The cyberworld is a dangerous place. But just how dangerous is hard to gauge. Today, Tavish Vaidya at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., discusses the most egregious attacks of the 21st century and concludes that the trend is increasing sharply. In a two-part post, here are 20 of the most infamous attacks his paper discusses.

Louisiana cop shot, 2 others injured in mini mart

A police officer and 40-year-old woman have died after they were shot and stabbed, respectively, at a mini-mart in Sunset, Louisiana, which is about 15 miles north of Lafayette, Louisiana.

20,000 people gathered in Spain to throw tomatoes at each other

The annual festival called La Tomatina, which occurred on Wednesday, celebrates its 70th birthday this year and included more than 20,000 participants who paid a fee to partake in the fun. And although the scene looks like one straight out of a horror movie, it's all in good fun.

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57 Airbnb starts collecting tourist tax in Paris, its most popular destination
58 Aussie bar uses naked women as fruit platters, sparks outrage
59 Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes
60 China starts cleanup after Tianjin blasts, arrests officials and warehouse managers
61 How Nest Cam helped me care for my shiba inu after surgery
62 A Fully Mechanical 3D Printer is Mind Blowing
63 How Nairobi Got Its Ad-Hoc Bus System on Google Maps
64 Pintasking brings multi-tasking to just about any Android device
65 Russia's next space station trip will take days, not hours
66 Coin 2.0 has NFC for contactless payments, starts shipping today
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68 VPN down: China goes after Astrill, other anti-censorship apps in run up to WW2 anniversary parade
69 Win Google’s finest with the Double Nexus Giveaway II
70 Android Pay partners think Google's new mobile wallet has already launched
71 Red panda cubs visit the doctor for a cute lil' checkup
72 WeChat wants to be everything to everyone, including a fitness tracker
73 7 ways to make an employee happy without giving them a raise
74 Hyper cuts through the junk to showcase the best online videos in a daily iPad zine
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76 Meet the Humvee’s replacement: Oshkosh’s L-ATV
77 Uber cofounder is taking over stumbling social media company StumbleUpon
78 Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones
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