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We just got our closest look ever at Jupiter’s north pole thanks to NASA’s Juno spacecraft

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed its first flyby around Jupiter with its instruments switched on — and it sent us back the very first up close images of the gas giant’s north pole. The...

3D printer sound test: Which machine is quiet enough for the office? | ZDNet

3D printers are usually noisy. But we found one that might be quiet enough to use in an office environment. In this article, David Gewirtz puts it to the test.

Porn pioneers: How adult entertainment boosts technology

For the sake of innovation, it’s a good thing people are so damn horny.

T-Mobile to 100% refund Samsung Note 7 after explosion recall

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is blowing up, and not just because it’s the one of the best smartphones ever made (according to Yours Truly, anyway). No, it’s been blowing up quite literally, with at least 35 units reported to have caught fire by Samsung’s official count (and probably more in reality). So Samsung issued a voluntary recall …

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Here's How You Can Exchange Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7

After 35 reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheating and exploding, Samsung recalled the device early Friday morning. Now, Samsung has announced an exchange program for the device, effective immediately. Tim Baxter, the president of Samsung Electronics America, is actively encouraging customers to trade-in their Note 7s, calling the company’s recall “proactive.”

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How to Use Social Media Insights to Improve Your Marketing : Social Media Examiner

Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest offer analytics tools and dashboards that provide key metrics on your accounts. By following these instructions and collecting analytics, you’ll be able to find out more about your audience and discover what content resonates with them.

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A Freak Earthquake Just Rattled the US Midwest

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the US Midwest earlier this morning, rattling homes from Nebraska to North Texas. The unusually strong quake will likely draw further scrutiny to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground.

Apple is facing a crisis of salesmanship

Which is why you've heard so much from Apple about the Siri voice assistant and the new smarts that she's getting in iOS 10. It's something Apple can't hammer on hard enough:  This  is the proof that we're not behind in machine learning.  This  is the thing you can use every day to make your life better.

Digital Trends Top Tech of IFA 2016 Award Winners

To cover IFA 2016, Digital Trends sent its biggest crew to date. Nine of our best editors, video producers, and writers have been scouring the show floor in Berlin this week to bring you the latest major tech from companies like Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, LG, Sharp, Philips, ZTE, and many more. We’ve seen it all and had a blast writing, tweeting, and covering the show live on Facebook for you all.

These Oil Wells in Iraq Have Been Burning For Months

A camera aboard the Landsat 8 satellite has been tracking the progress of oil fires in Iraq that have been burning since June. The dark plumes of smoke, which are wreaking havoc on local communities, are a stark reminder of the ongoing war in the region.

There Is A Lot Of Confusion About What Geologic Epoch We're In

That start date is less of an irrevocable turning point for the Anthropocene and more of a strategic hedge toward acceptance. It was at this time that humans started testing nuclear weapons regularly, producing a spike in the concentration of carbon-14 isotopes in our atmosphere. Each and every person born from the 1960s onwards bears this telltale “bomb spike” in his or her bones. We’ll carry this legacy of mass destruction weapons to our graves and, if we’re so lucky, to our fossilized remains. Since carbon-14 is normally quite scarce in the geologic record, this imprints the rocks and biota of the Anthropocene with a distinct signature.

Tim Cook: Apple could move billions in profits back to U.S. next year

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Google confirms the end of its modular Project Ara smartphone

This is a sad turn of events for fans of the ambitious modular concept, which was put forth by Google's experimental ATAP group under former chief Regina Dugan, who  left Google for Facebook earlier this year. About three years ago, the Ara team developed a concept design that reimagined the smartphone as a series of smaller, LEGO-style bricks that could be attached, rearranged, and swapped out in seconds. The logic was borrowed from the high-end PC market, where various aspects of the computer can be changed endlessly in lieu of replacing the whole package every couple of years.

Apple is using wizardry to tweet without tweeting

Apple is pulling a Samsung by using ‘dark’ tweets to remind Twitter users about its upcoming event. Much like Samsung did back in February, Apple is responding to messages through paid Twitter advertising ( or this trick ) — a move that keeps the tweet from appearing on its own timeline.

How to Properly Re-Post User-Generated Content on Social Networks

To be the safest, assume the content creator/publisher owns the rights to their content. Networks like Twitter and Instagram include clauses within their terms of service that enable users to retain the rights to what they post, but also give the networks rights to use the content posted with no fee or royalty. For you this means that even if someone has used a branded hashtag or tagged your brand in a photo and it seems like this is enough permission to use the photo in your own feed, that may not always be the case.

Microsoft Thaws Windows 10 Anniversary Update Login Freeze

Those folks who uninstalled Windows 10 or the Anniversary Update can re-install the OS now; anyone who is still running the Anniversary Update and continues to experience an issue should follow the steps Redmond laid out in the forum.

Bitmovin grabs $10.3m as it looks to crack VR video adaptive streaming

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer hands-on

When you get shot in the Frontier multiplayer map in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, your dead body starts floating in space. That’s because the gravity boots stop working when you give up the ghost.

The US and China Have Officially Ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement

“The signal of the two large emitters taking this step together and taking it early, far earlier than people had anticipated a year ago, should give confidence to the global communities and to other countries that are working on their climate change plans, that they too can move quickly and will be part of a global effort,” said senior Obama adviser Brian Deese in a meeting with reporters. Both the US and China hope to see the pact put into force by the end of the year.

The surprisingly logical minds of babies

How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?


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Apple updates OS X, Safari after spyware exploit found | ZDNet

Days after Apple updated iOS 9.3.5 for security vulnerabilities circulating the Middle East, Mac users are greeted with the same fixes.

The Best DSLR Cameras of 2016

Understanding Sensor Size Most consumer DSLRs use image sensors that, while much larger than those found in point-and-shoot cameras, are somewhat smaller than a 35mm film frame. This can be a bit confusing when talking about a camera's field of view, as focal lengths for compacts are often expressed in terms of 35mm equivalency. The standard APS-C sensor features a "crop factor" of 1.5x. This means that the 18-55mm kit lens that is bundled with most DSLRs covers a 35mm field of view equivalent to 27-82.5mm. If you're upgrading from a point-and-shoot that has a 3x zoom lens that starts at about 28mm, the DSLR kit lens will deliver approximately the same field of view.

Inside the Las Vegas trailer park that Zappos' multimillionaire CEO calls home

In 2014, as part of his grand efforts to revitalize the city, Hsieh transformed an abandoned parking lot into a micro-living oasis. About 30 Airstream trailers and tiny homes make up the village commonly known as "Llamapolis."

Vandals just decimated Burning Man's 'fancy camp' founded by the son of a Russian billionaire

White Ocean wrote on Facebook that after notifying Burning Man organizers of the incident, they were told, "it makes sense that you have been sabotaged as you are a closed camp and not welcoming." Burning Man has a contentious relationship with these plug-and-play camps, as they create an unwanted atmosphere of exclusivity , while also bringing top artists to the desert.

Intel details Kaby Lake processors, but not for the MacBook Pro

But Intel’s new chipsets are beastly. It says Kaby Lake architecture provides 19 percent better performance for Web browsing compared to Skylake, and 12 percent gains overall. Intel also says you’ll get nearly 10 hours of 4K video playback, and processing a 4K video is up to six times faster than with existing chipsets.

Qualcomm's new all-in-one VR headset will be cheaper than the Rift and Vive

First, you’ve got to get a headset. The HTC Vive costs an eye-watering $799, and the Oculus isn’t much better at $599. Then you’ve got to get a computer with a meaty-enough graphics card and oodles or RAM, just to power the headset you just bought. Then, you’ve got to buy the software you intend to run on it.

It’s back to school time — here are the best gadgets for the upcoming year

Luckily for you, my colleagues and I get paid to test these things. So, to help you get the most out of your tech for the upcoming school year, here’s a quick and easy breakdown of which campus essentials are actually worth buying today.

This WARN winch drags off-roading tech into the 21st century

Like the 4x4s they're designed to aide, winches have long remained technologically stagnant. There are many reasons for this. Mostly, I chalk it up to a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. If I am honest, that's not far off from the "hold my beer and watch this" mental attitude. But I won't go there right now.

SpaceX Says Investigation Will Examine Just Milliseconds of Footage From Rocket Explosion

In an update posted to its website, SpaceX announced that its investigation of Thursday’s Falcon 9 explosion, which began “immediately after the loss,” will center on mere milliseconds worth of footage.

The Dam in the Desert

Pressure on water resources seems to have affected pumped hydro as well. “A pumped hydro storage project is going to take 15 years to permit, and they’ve been at it even longer than that at Eagle Mountain,” said Jim Kelly, who spent 38 years in R&D and engineering positions at Southern California Edison, constructing multiple pumped storage projects in that time. “The issue is the water. Unless you’re in Canada, where water is abundant, you’re trying to convince Californians who can’t water their lawns that it will be a good idea to pour millions of gallons of water into a reservoir.” According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, there are 24 pumped-storage projects in operation nationwide, with a total installed capacity of about 16,500 megawatts. Only one of those projects has been authorized in the past 30 years. “It’s a hard sell,” said Kelly.

Samsung issues worldwide recall of Galaxy Note 7, halts sales

Let’s stick with news from Samsung but change gears to their TV business and a big tech announcement at IFA. OLED TVs are still the bar by which all others are measured in terms of contrast and picture quality, but Samsung says a new generation of S-UHD LCD TVs implementing quantum dot technology will meet or even beat the color and brightness abilities of an OLED TV. And, they’ll be cheaper to make.

Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

“iTrip Clip ensures users can continue using their favorite 3.5mm headphones, with no worries about if their new smartphone eliminated the headphone jack,” Griffin’s Power Manager Andrew Biddle said in a statement. “Not only can our iTrip Clip make any pair of headphones wireless, it also puts the convenience of a Bluetooth sound system into any car.”

Pepper the robot: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

A 4-foot tall humanoid robot named Pepper, made by Aldebaran, a SoftBank company, interacts with people in hospitals, hotels and homes. TechRepublic's comprehensive guide explains how Pepper works.

SpaceX and NASA have released full statements about Thursday's rocket explosion — here's what they said

"To identify the root cause of the [explosion], SpaceX began its investigation immediately after the loss, consistent with accident investigation plans prepared for such a contingency. These plans include the preservation of all possible evidence and the assembly of an Accident Investigation Team, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and participation by NASA, the United States Air Force and other industry experts. We are currently in the early process of reviewing approximately 3000 channels of telemetry and video data covering a time period of just 35-55 milliseconds. "As for the Launch Pad itself, our teams are now investigating the status of SLC-40. The pad clearly incurred damage, but the scope has yet to be fully determined. We will share more data as it becomes available. SpaceX currently operates 3 launch pads – 2 in Florida and 1 in California at Vandenberg Air Force Base. SpaceX's other launch sites were not affected by yesterday's events. Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base is in the final stages of an operational upgrade and Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center remains on schedule to be operational in November.

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This Bizarre Flying Reptile Was No Larger Than a Cat

“The specimen is far from the prettiest or most complete pterosaur fossil you’ll ever see, but it’s still an exciting and significant find.” noted study co-author Mark Witton in a statement. “It’s rare to find pterosaur fossils at all because their skeletons were lightweight and easily damaged once they died, and the small ones are the rarest of all. But luck was on our side and several bones of this animal survived the preservation process.”

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3 Exercises That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Before you know it, years have passed, you're packing on a spare tire, and your doctor's telling you it's time to start looking at blood pressure medications. Look, it's no secret that exercising helps you in every way imaginable. You've heard that a million times. Mind, body, soul -- that's the good stuff. Getting in the routine of regular exercise is vital to your mental and physical health, and it can do wonders for your career and for your personal life.

Samsung’s Recalling Millions of Note 7 Phones Over Battery Fires

In the U.S., Note 7 owners can exchange their device through the carriers and get a $25 gift card or credit toward their phone bill. Starting next week, customers can trade their current device for a new Note 7. Until then, they can exchange it in for a Galaxy S7 or a Galaxy S7 Edge and be refunded the difference in price, including the price of any Note 7 accessories purchased. The trade-ins can be made by visiting the carrier’s store in which the device was purchased, or by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG.

All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in September 2016

September marks the beginning of fall, and that chill in the air means more excuses to sit inside binging on Netflix. This month, Netflix brings along som originals and some true classics.

Hands-on with Lenovo’s strangely fascinating new Yoga Book

The Yoga Book is nothing if not compelling – but, then, compelling has never really been an issue for the company. Each year, like clockwork, Lenovo tries to push the boundaries of what a tablet can/should be. While other companies are still dipping their toes in the keyboard case waters, Lenovo just goes and, say, drops a projector on the thing.

Are chatbots an evolution or a revolution?

The success of messaging in India is highly instructive for what can be successful in the West, but not without its challenges. The most successful use cases were lightweight — useful information with little cognitive load given the 160-character limit for SMS. Also, transactional use cases did not require user consent. Solving this user acquisition challenge significantly accelerated adoption. It also carried risks as brands blurred the lines between transactional and marketing content. This led to significant user backlash and ultimately onerous regulations to restrict unwanted marketing SMS. Lastly, SMS was a ubiquitous platform. From this experience, there are clear learnings around simplicity, platform ubiquity, and user acquisition. It is also a cautionary tale for platform providers who must self-regulate how and when brands can send marketing messages to their users.

Elon Musk Says It Wasn't an Explosion That Took Out SpaceX's Rocket

Yesterday, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets went up in a blaze of flames, taking its satellite payload right along with it. But it wasn’t an explosion, says company founder Elon Musk. Instead, what we saw was just a really fast fire.

New Siri to work with apps in iOS 10, but not all

New Siri to work with apps in iOS 10, but not all Apple's digital assistant gets upgrade in new operating system Check out this story on

Sea level rise is worsening Hermine's coastal flooding

Yet while the path of Hermine and height of its surge gets most of the attention, there's a hidden, human-caused and long-term factor at work here too: Sea level rise is making all coastal flooding events in the Mid-Atlantic region more frequent and worse.

Get Sony's $3,200 Gold-Plated Walkman in 2017

"This series of audio products faithfully conveys the heart and soul that artists pour into their music, from the sublime resonance of an orchestra to the overflowing passion of a live concert," Dunja LaRosa, head of mobile audio at Sony, said in a statement. "Together, the Signature Series devices push sound to an entirely new level—taking the headphone experience from 'listening' to 'feeling'."

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The Best Gadgets at IFA 2016

But don't forget, IFA is just the tip of the consumer electronics iceberg. It leads into a busy fall that's sure to be filled with high-profile releases in anticipation of the holiday season, with no sign of slowing down before CES early next year. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. For now, here are the best products we saw at IFA this year.

51 The best 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' toy gets even better
52 The 5 Comics You Have to Read This Month
53 How to Survive a Bear Attack
54 Jarring art exhibit confronts the harsh reality of female genital mutilation
55 Apple sued over iPhone 'touch disease' | ZDNet
56 GoPro might have accidentally given us our first look at its Karma drone
57 Technology is replacing jobs. Are you ready?
58 ICYMI: Sorting crops with artificial intelligence
59 Live blog: Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine moves up East Coast
60 Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look | ZDNet
61 Looking for big iPhone changes? Wait till next year
62 iPhone 7 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know [UPDATED]
63 Business Insider launches official account on LINE, the messaging app beating Facebook in Asia
64 Allstate Insurance embraces drone technology to process claims faster
65 How Much Did Jill Stein's Flight Mix-Up Harm the Environment?
66 Get an Asus T-Mobile CellSpot 802.11ac router for $59
67 NASA Spacecraft Catches a Rare Glimpse Dwarf Planet Quaoar
68 Today's SpaceX explosion is a major setback for Facebook's free internet ambitions
69 8 Big Questions I Hope Get Answered At Apple's September Event
70 Spider-Man looks 'badass' in shadow-filled photo shared by 'Homecoming' star
71 Palo Alto mayor: Tech firms are 'choking' the city
72 Brilliant Hacker Turned the Classic NES Zapper Into a Kick-Ass Toy Laser Gun
73 Google Car Captures Guy's Awful Day at Work for All Eternity
74 Nope, printed books aren’t going out of style
75 It’s Way Past Time for Every Phone to Be Waterproof
76 Apple activates its Twitter account ahead of iPhone event
77 The first Xbox 'Play Anywhere' games are up for pre-order
78 Samsung missed the memo: Gear-type smartwatches aren't the future of wearables
79 Credit-card-thin Tile Slim helps you keep track of your wallet or purse
80 Digital Trends @ IFA on Twitter
81 Meet OurMine, the ‘Security’ Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs
82 As Turkey’s coup creates a new political reality, startups turn east for growth
83 At long last, the player piano does multi-room audio
84 As eSports popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated
85 XSEDE Project Linking Researchers to Supercomputers Wins $110 Million Award
86 Cinemapocalypse Now?
87 Daimler plans at least six electric car models: source
88 IQI I2 3G Smartwatch Phone
89 Smartphones, wearables and tablets (oh my!): Welcome to IFA 2016
90 Build a monster 10-core high-end gaming/workstation PC | ZDNet
91 Log In - The New York Times
92 Report: iPhone 7 To Come in Two New Colors, IPX7 Water Resistance, A10 Chip Clocked at 2.4GHz, More
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94 Leaked Photo Hints at Apple Watch 2 Coming with a 36% Bigger Battery