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Starbucks is updating its wireless chargers to support the iPhone X and iPhone 8

To solve that problem, Powermat will be rolling out an update to its charging pads in Starbucks (and other stores) that will allow them to charge Apple’s newest iPhones. And while it’s nice (if not super surprising) that Starbucks would want to update its charging pads to support Apple’s newest phones, it’s how the company is doing it that’s interesting.

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Google Sued for Allegedly Paying Women Less Than Male Peers

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Airbnb offers hundreds of rooms to hurricane evacuees

So far, more than 1,000 free places to stay have been listed in Texas after Hurricane Harvey hit. And in Florida, more than 230 free listings have been posted on Airbnb since Hurricane Irma swept through the state over the weekend. Airbnb expects the number of listings in Florida to rise once infrastructure, like electricity and running water, come back online.

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Apple just made it more expensive to repair your iPhone

Apple also charges a pretty penny for "other damages," which it says includes all damages not limited to the screen. It'll cost you $319 to fix the iPhone 7, and up to $399 to make the iPhone 8 Plus  whole again.

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Google Sued by 3 Female Ex-Employees Who Say It Pays Women Less Than Men

Within a few weeks of her hiring, the suit says, Google hired a male engineer onto her team who, like Ms. Ellis, had graduated from college four years earlier. But, the suit says, he was hired as a Level 4 employee, meaning he was paid a higher salary and had more opportunities for bonuses, raises and stock compensation. The suit says that other men on Ms. Ellis’s team whose qualifications were equal to or less than hers were also brought in at Level 4.

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Facebook let advertisers target ‘Jew Haters’

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.

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Top 5: Reasons to use a widescreen monitor

Buying a larger monitor doesn't just mean a bigger picture. Here are five ways a wider monitor can help you be more productive.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Microsoft adds cloud security to keep out hackers... and government snoops https://bloom.bg/2fm3nji  pic.twitter.com/ILRaSJYcdz

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Do Blade Runners Even Exist in BLADE RUNNER 2049? | Nerdist

It’s also intriguing that Sapper can do more than just pass for human. In this short, Sapper has a panic attack and he even formed an emotional attachment to other people. But the most striking thing about Sapper is that he is actively trying to learn what it means to be human. He wants to improve himself on a cognitive level, and that seems like more than just a simple upgrade or artificial intelligence. It may even be the birth of artificial consciousness.

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Alphabet is reportedly considering investing $1 billion in Lyft

Lyft announced last year  it would be expanding its work in self-driving cars and was aiming to have autonomous vehicles account for the majority of Lyft rides within five years. An investment from Google could help the company achieve that goal and give it a leg up on arch-rival Uber.

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'Game of Thrones' shooting multiple endings is a royal idea

Cersei keeps the throne, reigns bloodily ever after: Oh come on, they'll never let this happen. She has Maggy the Frog's prophecy, telling Cersei she'd be cast down by one more beautiful (everyone thinks Dany, but Jon is also easy on the eyes) and strangled to death by the Valonqar, meaning "little brother." So we all think either Tyrion or Jaime will do her in. But at this point, the most surprising ending would be for her to stay triumphant on the throne, her zombie guard The Mountain beside her, brutally living up to her house motto and paying all the Lannister debts in blood.

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Equifax hackers possibly pilfered 200,000 credit cards at once

The latest news in the massive hack is that more than 200,000 Mastercard and Visa credit card accounts were reportedly stolen in one swoop, according to security expert Brian Krebs . Apparently, Visa and Mastercard have sent confidential alerts to financial institutions across the US warning them of the possible theft due to the breach. And Equifax has reportedly said they were all stolen at the same time.

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Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’ — ProPublica

<h1>Florida Lawmakers to Review Law Targeting Injured Undocumented Workers</h1><p>By Howard Berkes, NPR, and Michael Grabell, ProPublica, Aug. 24, 2017, 8 a.m.</p><p>The second-highest ranking member of the Florida Senate pledged a legislative review of a state law that has allowed injured undocumented workers to be arrested and potentially deported rather than paid workers' compensation benefits.</p><p>"Legitimate injuries shouldn't be denied just because the person was an undocumented immigrant," said Republican Sen. Anitere Flores, the president pro tempore of the state Senate and chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee.</p><p>"One needs to balance the going after fraudulent claims," she said, "with not overcompensating and then denying claims to those individuals who have actually been injured."</p><p>Flores spoke in response to a recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/2017/08/16/543650270/they-got-hurt-at-work-then-they-got-deported">NPR</a> and <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/they-got-hurt-at-work-then-they-got-deported">ProPublica</a> investigation and a subsequent statement by the nation's largest insurance fraud group, which called on Florida lawmakers to change the law.

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Why China's own 'Bay Area' matters now for your company

It’s no secret that China has the largest consumer market in the world with almost 1.4 billion people and rising. What some may not be aware of is that China will present what will be the greatest middle-class growth bump of any country since the United States beginning in the early 1950s. In fact, by 2022 over 76 percent of China’s urban population will be considered middle class according to a McKinsey & Company study. That’s roughly (in today’s numbers) over 550 million people who are ready to be your customers.

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TNW on Twitter

Product Hunt's new tools helps makers gain traction before launch http://tnw.me/XAaIEBM  pic.twitter.com/LWwhqaODhJ

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Hyperloop One reveals 10 strongest potential Hyperloop routes in the world

Hyperloop One wants to build a real, working Hyperloop – but it’ll need strong partners to make it a reality, across both industry and government. That’s why, in part, it held a global competition requesting proposals for routes around the world. The winners of that competition have now been announced, and the resulting routes span the U.S., the U.K, Mexico, India and Canada.

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The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall

He studied nearly 1,000 such companies and discovered that start-up founders who left McKinsey after about three to four years tended to be extremely successful, but that those who stayed a lot longer were close to average. He concluded that the first group had the platonically ideal capacity for rule-breaking: They were sufficiently fluent in rule-following to hold a job at McKinsey but “didn’t like the strictures and kind of resisted it.”

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CNET on Twitter

The best photographer in the universe is about to die, but we'll always have @CassiniSaturn 's body of work http://cnet.co/2fkUcQ3  pic.twitter.com/C9pq0GKhfR

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Why the Equifax breach could force executives to finally take cybersecurity seriously

Indeed, Gartner analyst John Wheeler, who leads the firm's coverage of integrated risk management (IRM) technology solutions, has noted , Equifax "currently faces more than 23 class-action lawsuits with at least one seeking more than $70 billion in damages." Add this to the estimated $20.2 billion in costs associated with repairing the damage of its breach ($8.3 billion more than the company's market valuation), and Equifax looks certain to nosedive into bankruptcy, and ultimately will be sold for scrap to one of its competitors.

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Yet another trove of sensitive of US voter records has leaked

Each XML-formatted record contained details, some sensitive and personally identifiable information, on prospective voters, including names, addresses, dates of birth, their ethnic identity, whether an individual is married, and the individual's voting preferences.

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Apple’s Face ID will support only one registered face per iPhone at launch

A one phone, one face policy obviously won’t support that kind of arrangement: If you want to give your loved one access, you’ll need to smile for the camera, or share a backup passcode so they can get in that way. The passcode option is only marginally more inconvenient than a registered Touch ID fingerprint, of course, but it still makes a difference, especially if someone’s only very occasionally accessing your device and might not have committed a pin to muscle memory as a result.

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Analyzing Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8

Lastly, despite all the hardware additions, Apple claims the battery life will be “2 hours longer” than an iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 under typical use. Other than a physically larger battery, the other factor contributing to this is the power optimisations of the A11 Bionic chip. Also, since it’s an OLED display, using darker background apps and wallpapers might just eke out some more battery life from the device. The iPhone X is fast-charging compatible, but you’ll have to spend $49 on the 29W USB C charger, and a $25 USB C to Lightning charging cable. Yes, you’ll spend the same money to fast-charge an iPhone X as you would to buy an entry-level Android phone.

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Apple’s wireless AirPods charging case is reportedly coming in December for $69

As MacRumors points out, that’s the same price as a replacement for the current case if the owner is out of warranty. Otherwise, there’s a lot that’s still unknown about how Apple will make this switch. Will the company simply add the new case to its inventory and sell it alongside the original $159 AirPods at the same price or with a slight markup? Will Apple allow AirPod owners to upgrade to the new case, and will there be a charge associated with that?

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How to select a trustworthy VPN

VPNs are most often used while traveling—in hotels, coffee shops, or anywhere with public Wi-Fi. "If you're connected to a Wi-Fi network that you didn't set up yourself, you don't know who set it up," Yen said. This can become dangerous, especially if a hacker setup the network.

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5 Things Google Needs to Do to Make The Pixel 2 Great

One of the biggest knocks against the first Pixel (and rightly so), was that it looked like a tech-y version of Frankenstein’s monster. On the back, Google attempted to cover up a last-minute lobotomy that was used to fit the Pixel’s camera and fingerprint sensor with big hunk of glass. The end result was kind of amateurish. On the front, the Pixel’s big bezels made it look bloated and dated from day one, and all that extra space begged to be put to better use on features like front-facing speakers or simply a bigger screen. And the Pixel’s lack of any sort of water-resistance was a cardinal sin; no phone that costs over $600 should ship without a meaningful IP rating . The next Pixel needs to be just as pretty as it is functional, and anything less won’t be flagship quality.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Union power is putting pressure on Silicon Valley’s tech giants https://bloom.bg/2xoMIFO  pic.twitter.com/SPQRlNCVy9

27 iPhone 8 Plus hands-on: Will some prefer it to the iPhone X?

And, for some apps, the 8 Plus might still feel like the biggest screen option. The iPhone X has a screen cut-out near the camera, and it's unclear how that will feel across existing apps. The 8 Plus is a safer bet, but also seems like the go-to choice for a would-be iPhone 8 shopper who doesn't want to wait. For practical phone features, such as battery, camera, performance and price, this might be the model to beat.

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Trump administration continues hands-off approach to self-driving cars

The Trump administration on Tuesday published the latest guidelines for self-driving cars, the first update since taking over from the Obama administration. The 36-page report, called Version 2.0 by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, continues the same hands-off approach to the emerging industry, with guidance being “entirely voluntary” with “no enforcement mechanism.”

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Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II headphones will have a Google Assistant button

Presumably not much else about the QC35’s core features have changed if Bose has chosen to simply name these “QuietComfort 35 II” instead of going up to 45 or a different model name. They still offer some of the best noise cancellation around, and Bose has given users more ways to customize the level of ANC via software updates that have been released in recent months. Maybe battery life has been improved a bit, but I wouldn’t expect any other major differences.

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Google Sued by 3 Female Ex-Employees Who Say It Pays Women Less Than Men

Within a few weeks of her hiring, the suit says, Google hired a male engineer onto her team who, like Ms. Ellis, had graduated from college four years earlier. But, the suit says, he was hired as a Level 4 employee, meaning he was paid a higher salary and had more opportunities for bonuses, raises and stock compensation. The suit says that other men on Ms. Ellis’s team whose qualifications were equal to or less than hers were also brought in at Level 4.

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IBM Quantum Computer Does Record-Breaking Chemistry

As cool as they sound, quantum computers will probably not be best suited for designing websites or making pretty word processors. Instead, their quirky bits may one day be used to solve special algorithms, for artificial intelligence applications, or to model things that actually follow the wild rules of quantum physics. One day.

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FTC is investigating the Equifax hack

“The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations,” spokesman Peter Kaplan said in a brief email statement. “However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax data breach.”

34
'Game of Thrones' shooting multiple endings is a royal idea

Cersei keeps the throne, reigns bloodily ever after: Oh come on, they'll never let this happen. She has Maggy the Frog's prophecy, telling Cersei she'd be cast down by one more beautiful (everyone thinks Dany, but Jon is also easy on the eyes) and strangled to death by the Valonqar, meaning "little brother." So we all think either Tyrion or Jaime will do her in. But at this point, the most surprising ending would be for her to stay triumphant on the throne, her zombie guard The Mountain beside her, brutally living up to her house motto and paying all the Lannister debts in blood.

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Facebook let marketers target ads to 'Jew Haters'

Like most of the tech industry's ad platforms, Facebook's advertising software is mostly automated. The categories are generated based on the expressed interests of users, or what Facebook can infer about users' interests. Advertisers can target people based on their self-reported information, like education or employer. The anti-Semitic categories were generated after people entered things like "Jew hater" into their field of study.

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Xbox One's new download delivery method will save time and hard drive space

Tagged chunks are the backbone of the new Intelligent Delivery system and allow developers to send out parts of a game piecemeal – a very good way to cut down on the initial download time and should save significant hard drive space when utilized for your entire game collection.

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TNW on Twitter

Facebook blocks Hitler GIFs on mobile, but it gets weird on desktop http://tnw.me/074pbDd  pic.twitter.com/NyhlHyJx3Z

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Spectacular Images as It Climbs Toward a Mysterious Outcrop

The Curiosity rover’s explorations have already shown that this region of Mars once hosted an ancient lake, which is seen as a potential sign of habitability, and a possible example of what Earth looked like in its primordial days. The iron-oxide-bearing Vera Ridge, which also contains clay and sulfate minerals, was named a “go-to target” by NASA before Curiosity made its landing on the Red Planet back in 2012.

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Twitch co-founder Justin Kan unveils tech platform for law firms

Justin Kan, co-founder of startups like Twitch.tv and Exec, is pulling the curtains off his new tech platform for law firms, Legal Technology Services. The first law firm to use LTS is  Atrium , co-founded by Augie Rakow and BeBe Chueh. Both are launching today to bring a full-stacked technology-enabled law firm to startups.

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The 5 stages of iPhone X acceptance

That giant screen looks awfully nice, and unlike the 8 Plus, the iPhone X has optical image stabilization on both lenses! Maybe if I pay it off over 24 or 30 months it won't feel that expensive. I could always skip Apple Care, I'm usually pretty careful with my phone. I should probably trade my old phone in . If I shop around, I can get a nice little pile of cash or credit for it.

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Facebook Messenger Day hits 70M daily users as the app reaches 1.3B monthlies

Facebook has finally revealed how its Snapchat Stories clone is doing, though it’s not seeing the same explosive growth as Instagram or WhatApp’s versions. Messenger Day now sees 70 million daily users posting and viewing photos and video slideshows six months after launch.

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Snapchat brings Bitmoji to the real world with World Lenses

It’s a smart use of both Bitmoji and World Lens tech – you can do things like have your avatar do some yoga on the boardwalk, watch it land some skateboard tricks, or just show it hanging out in your favorite spot. The Bitmoji animations will anchor where you place them, letting you walk around the animated scene to get a different angle, and they can be scaled up or down in size. They really do look like they’re interacting with the real world, which is itself an awesome technical achievement.

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Adam Strange Is Traveling Into the Past to Join Syfy's Krypton

According to Deadline , Shaun Sipos (The Vampire Diaries) is set to join Krypton as Strange, a human who is suddenly transported from Earth to Krypton two generations before Superman’s birth. In the show, Strange will find companionship with Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, as a grander plot unfolds about heroes and villains from the present meddling with Superman’s future.

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The It Home Release Will Include a 15-Minute Extended Cut

It isn’t even in its second weekend yet and we already want more. We want the sequel. We want answers. And, ultimately, we want to spend more time with the Losers Club. All of that is in the works, but the last one is coming sooner than the rest.

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Facebook is testing a snooze feature that temporarily mutes your friends

Facebook appears to be adding a new option that lets you temporarily “snooze” a friend’s posts from appearing in your news feed. So instead of permanently unfollowing that person and never seeing whatever they’re sharing on Facebook, you can choose to just mute them for 24 hours, an entire week, or 30 days. TechCrunch reported on the new feature earlier today, which also applies to groups and pages.

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Flagship smartphones: Specs, benchmarks and prices for iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and more | ZDNet

For example, the handsets that are thick for their screen/body ratio -- notably the HTC-designed Google Pixel and Pixel XL , HTC U Ultra and U11 -- are also relatively light for their volume, suggesting that there's plenty of room for components inside the case. Another handset that's below the weight/volume trendline is Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 -- evidence, perhaps, of design changes following the Note 7 debacle (especially as the Note 8 also packs a smaller-capacity 3,300mAh battery than its ill-fated predecessor, which ran on a 3500mAh unit). Conversely, it's noteworthy how Apple's iPhone 8 Plus is particularly heavy (at 202g) for its volume, that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are slightly bulkier and heavier than their predecessors, and that the 5.8-inch iPhone X is considerably lighter and more compact than Samsung's 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8.

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Has the Only Batman Romance That Ever Needed to Be Told

None of the live-action Batman movies have ever managed to use romantic drama this well. Most of them have had love interests who’ve felt perfunctory and ornamental. In the comics, the most notable exceptions to the overall dysfunction of Batman’s love life have been Catwoman, Silver St. Cloud, and Talia al Ghul. There’ve been other women in Bruce’s life, like Julie Madison or Vicki Vale, but those aforementioned three have most impacted his life. His entanglement with Talia al Ghul made him a father, while his current go-round with Catwoman has had him propose to her.

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Shake Shack created new boozy milkshakes in honor of 'Will & Grace'

The fast casual burger joint recently introduced the "Will & Grace" and "Jack & Karen" milkshakes to its menus, named in honor of the NBC show's lovable characters. The show's revival premieres Sept. 28 .

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Android Security Bulletin September 2017: What you need to know

Before we dive into what's included with this month's bulletin, it's always good to know what security release is installed on your device.To my surprise, my daily driver OnePlus 3 has finally updated to the August 1, 2017 security patch. To find out what patch level you are running, open Settings and go to About Phone. Scroll down until you see Android security patch level ( Figure A ).

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How to delete all of the search data Facebook keeps on you

The privacy setting for Facebook’s search history is set by default so that only you can view your browsing activity. However, if you’re like most people, you probably stay logged into your Facebook account on both your phone and your computer. Meaning, if someone can get a hold of your device, they can easily view all of your creeping sessions.

51 iPhone 8 hands-on: Wireless charging and some modest gains
52 The New Star Wars Anthology Book Will Cover Obi-Wan Kenobi's Life After Death
53 A delirious Jennifer Garner can't stop crying about 'Hamilton' after a trip to the dentist
54 Algorithms Honed On Stock Trades Are Fighting Credit Card Fraud
55 Has Everyone Forgotten What Star Trek Is Supposed to Be?
56 The pros and cons of wireless charging | Cult of Mac
57 TNW on Twitter
58 TNW on Twitter
59 5 Things You Should Do Before Switching Phone Carriers
60 2 use cases that demonstrate the value of VMware Cloud on AWS
61 Apple silently killed off the Watch Series 2
62 If You Can’t Make It To The Farmers Market, WildKale Wants To Bring It To You
63 Russian government turns to Ethereum Foundation for blockchain plans
64 Nothing But Water Powers This Tricycle That Goes From 0 to 62 MPH In Half a Second
65 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
66 Cassini’s best images: Here’s a look back at the NASA spacecraft’s most stunning photos
67 Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men.
68 Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety
69 Why won't enterprises take IoT security seriously?
70 Facebook let marketers target ads to 'Jew Haters'
71 Google in talks to invest in Lyft
72 The Essential Phone will get a clip-on headphone jack
73 TNW on Twitter
74 You Have to Be Hopelessly Devoted to Antique Computers to Build a Commodore 64 VR Rig
75 One clown is trying to change your mind about creepy clowns but he could do a MUCH better job
76 A Genetic Testing Company Just Screwed Up 50,000 Cancer Screenings
77 Beautiful pair of white, ghostlike giraffes were found in the wild
78 The history behind that fake photo of a shark swimming on a highway
79 Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence might be best friends thanks to 'Mother!'
80 Bella Hadid won't let anyone get away with pushing a woman
81 Selena Gomez opens up about her recent kidney transplant
82 Bitcoin exchange BTCChina says to stop trading, sparking further slide
83 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
84 It Looks Like We Were Wrong About a Basic Property of Mars
85 'Stranger Things' poster channels 'Jaws' terror
86 Scammers Are Targeting People With Lost Pets
87 Long Lost's First Issue Is a Promising Start to a Haunting, Female-Driven Horror Story
88 The Case of a Brain-Damaging 'Sonic Weapon' in Cuba Is Only Getting Stranger and Scarier
89 Former Employees Are Suing Google Over Alleged Gender Discrimination
90 Lyft said to be eyeing international expansion
91 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
92 CBS Won't Allow Any Reviews of Star Trek: Discovery Before It Airs
93 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
94 Spain Fines Facebook Over Tracking Users Without Consent
95 Kickstarter addict reflects on backing $16,000 worth of board games, regrets everything