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2 Jury finds Google’s implementation of Java in Android was fair use

Software developers can breathe a massive sigh of relief — a jury found today that Google’s implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android qualified as fair use. However, Oracle attorneys have already indicated that they will appeal the decision.

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Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic

The fact that these Internet giants are laying their own cables—at their own expense—shows just how much data these giants must move. Consider the services they run: Google offers its eponymous search engine, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, and so many more. Microsoft offers Bing, Office365, and its Azure cloud services. Facebook has its social network along with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The data moved by just a few online giants now dwarfs that of most others, so much so that, according to telecommunications research firm Telegeography, more than two thirds of the digital data moving across the Atlantic is traveling on private networks—namely networks operated by the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. That’s up from 10 percent just a few years ago. “It’s a tremendous change,” says Telegeography analyst Tim Stronge.

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The TSA Is So Bad That Delta Has Had to Install Its Own Ultra-Efficient Security Checkpoints

The new innovation lanes also automatically return empty bins back to the start of the line, so travelers aren’t left standing around waiting for a TSA agent—whose time could be better spent elsewhere—to slowly stack and carry them back. Unfortunately, having just two of these installed in Atlanta will in no way resolve the problem of excruciatingly long TSA lines that exists across the country, but it might show other airports that there is a better way.

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SpaceX successfully lands a Falcon 9 rocket at sea for the third time

SpaceX just successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the third time in a row the company has landed a rocket booster at sea, and the fourth time overall.

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Tonight's SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

But the fun stuff is scheduled to happen after SpaceX does its job. Once the Falcon 9 is well on its way, the rocket's 14-story first stage — which contains the rocket's engines and main fuel tank — will separate and head back to Earth. SpaceX will once again attempt to land this stage on an autonomous drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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http://www.spacex.com/webcast

Launch of THAICOM 8 scheduled for no earlier than Friday, May 27th at 5:39pm ET. For the Technical Webcast, click here . More info on the mission is available in the press kit .

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Jawbone is reportedly stopping production on all of its fitness trackers

Jawbone has struggled to gain traction in the fitness-tracking market for some time, despite being one of the first to the market. Now, it looks like the company is ready to cash it in entirely. A report from Tech Insider claims the company has stopped making its Up line of fitness trackers and sold all of its remaining inventory to a third-party distributor. While the door remains open for the company to try again, it certainly feels like it's ready to exit the market.

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You look at your phone, now your phone can look back

Software from an Israeli startup could change the way you communicate with your phone.

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SpaceX successfully lands a Falcon 9 rocket at sea for the third time

SpaceX just successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the third time in a row the company has landed a rocket booster at sea, and the fourth time overall.

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How the Facebook News Feed Works: Changes Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

Ultimately, the struggle for organic reach on Facebook is still real for Facebook page owners. Hopefully, knowing more about how the Facebook news feed algorithm works will help you find more ways to reach your audience, either directly from your Facebook page or through others’ profiles, pages, and groups on Facebook.

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Here's why you shouldn't freak out about that 'cell phones cause cancer' study

So far, the released NTP data show a very weak link between excessive cell phone radiation exposure and the risk of developing some cancers. Specifically, male rats that were exposed to full-body doses of radiation for nine hours a day — from before the time they were born until they were just over two years old — were slightly more likely to develop brain and heart cancers than rats not exposed to that radiation.

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eBay founder backing Gawker’s appeal of Hulk sex tape verdict

Pierre Omidyar, an eBay co-founder, is leading the charge to support Gawker in its appeal of a $140 million judgment awarded to Hulk Hogan, whose lawsuit was bankrolled by rival billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, The Post has learned.

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SpaceX Just Stuck Another Landing

Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today .

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Facebook extends lead as news gateway: study

Washington (AFP) - Facebook has become an important news source for close to half of American adults, a study showed Thursday amid increased scrutiny over the social network's gateway role.

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Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook

In the end, Facebook seemed to have escaped from that controversy relatively unscathed. The last thing the company now needs is a board member—a powerful one at that—funding revenge lawsuits against news outlets he believes have done him wrong.

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Blue Origin will intentionally crash its spaceship during the next test flight

Blue Origin is planning the next test flight of its reusable New Shepard rocket, but CEO Jeff Bezos just revealed a twist: the empty crew capsule, which sits on top of the rocket, will crash-land on purpose.

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Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

Amazon’s Alexa is able to answer basic questions around information, weather, news and music and control other gadgets in the home. But since launch, one of the real differentiators for the Echo has been integration with third-party developers.

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Soon You’ll Swallow Origami Pills and Get Magnetic Colonoscopies

So Valdastri is developing—with funding from the National Institutes of Health—a colonoscopy robot that uses the origami pill’s principle of magnetic guidance. Instead of pushing a tube through a patient’s digestive system, the doctor would pull it through the intestines using a magnet on a robotic arm outside the patient’s body (the device is equipped with a camera, just like a regular colonoscope). This eliminates the discomfort of forcefully pushing the colonoscope through—and the need for anesthesia. Valdastri hopes to have it in human trials in three years, so a very magnetic colonoscopy could be in your near future.

21
The National Spelling Bee's Twitter account takes no damn prisoners

@ScrippsBee, a Twitter account designed to live recap a children's spelling competition, has suddenly become the most feared entity in all of Twitter.

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Samsung's latest phone looks a lot like the iPhone 6

The Galaxy C5 and more expensive C7 model specs include a fingerprint sensor, colors similar to Apple’s popular gold and rose gold finishes, and most importantly, a metal shell with antenna bands that clearly mimics the design found on the iPhone 6 and 6S lineup.

23
Take a Tour of the Very Worst TSA Lines

Holiday weekends always suck for traveling but this one should be particularly hellacious. The TSA’s troubles won’t be resolved anytime soon , and lines are so long in some places that airlines have resorted to building their own customized checkpoint systems .

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Minecraft-like Dragon Quest Builders is launching in October

Today Square Enix announced that the game, which first launched in Japan in January, will be releasing in the West in October, coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita (though the handheld version will only be available digitally). The news comes on the same day that the long-running fantasy RPG series marks its 30th anniversary; the original Dragon Quest launched on the Famicom this day in 1986.

25 Verizon And Unions Reach 'Tentative Agreement' To End Strike

The two sides had already resolved questions over pay and benefits for workers, but were hung up on contract language that would enable Verizon to outsource work. The unions were adamantly opposed to giving the company that ability. It isn't clear yet how that issue plays in the tentative agreement.

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The iBOT smart wheelchair lets users walk up stairs | ZDNet

Toyota and Dean Kamen (DEKA) have announced a new partnership to complete the iBOT, a smart wheelchair which would give the disabled more independence by changing how users can move.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Remote Desktop apps for PCs and mobile starts rolling out | ZDNet

The Windows 10 version of Microsoft's Remote Desktop app for PCs, tablets and mobile devices allows users to access apps remotely from their Windows PCs.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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Samsung Pay could soon be available on your iPhone

Samsung Pay is doing all it can to make things difficult for Apple Pay, and that could include bringing the fight to its own backyard. Samsung is said to be working on porting its mobile payment service to the iPhone — but there is a catch.

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Everyone at the Spelling Bee is D-A-B-B-I-N-G

Don't act like you don't want to dance when someone knows the correct spelling of "Nagelfluh" too.

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Watch SpaceX Launch a Rocket, and Try One of Its Trickiest Ocean Landings Yet

SpaceX has been having an incredible run of rocket launches lately—the most notable part is that it’s been successfully landing its rockets on a barge in the ocean. Not easy. Today, it will attempt one of its most complicated landings yet. Let’s watch and see what happens at 5:40pm ET tonight.

32 Internet chokes up over Heimlich saving woman with Heimlich

He may have come up with the Heimlich maneuver, but until this week, Dr. Heimlich had never used the Heimlich to save someone who was actually choking. On Monday, the doctor was on hand when an 87-year-old woman at the Deupree House, a retirement community where Heimlich now spends his days not using the Heimlich, started choking on her hamburger. 

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Google rolls out AMP for iOS, makes other improvements | ZDNet

"Each time you open the app or do a search, everything will load just a bit quicker," he said. "Whether you can notice the difference or not, these small improvements will save app users a combined 6.5 million hours this year."

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Google's iOS app gets a big speed boost, sports highlights

Google’s official iOS app is getting a massive speed boost. Its latest update cuts down loading times significantly using new Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology, and adds sports highlights that are baked into Google Now cards.

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https://it.slashdot.org/story/16/05/27/1845202/hackers-claim-to-have-427-million-myspace-passwords?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter

There's an oft-repeated adage in the world of cybersecurity: There are two types of companies, those that have been hacked, and those that don't yet know they have been hacked. MySpace, the social media behemoth that was, is apparently in the second category. The same hacker who was selling the data of more than 164 million LinkedIn users last week now claims to have 360 million emails and passwords of MySpace users , which would be one of the largest leaks of passwords ever. And it looks like the data is being circulated in the underground by other hackers as well. It's unclear when the data was stolen from MySpace, but both the hacker, who's known as Peace, and one of the operators of LeakedSource, a paid hacked data search engine that also claims to have the credentials, said it's from a past, unreported, breach.

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Why I bring theater to the military

Before he fought in the galactic battle between the dark side and the light in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. In this disarming talk, he narrates the story of how he became a Marine, discusses the complex transition from soldier to citizen and tells us about Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that brings theater to military. "Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder," Driver says. Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez's "I am not Batman" by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson. (Adult language)

37
I Wore a $400,000 F-35 Helmet and It Blew My Mind

Let me get this out of the way: the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program is an embarrassing mess . But it’s hard not to marvel at the very expensive technology’s promises. This conflict squeezed my brain this week, when the Air Force stopped by Gizmodo’s office with a $400,000 F-35 helmet in hand. They even let me wear it.

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SpaceX 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

39
The X-Men Are Hollywood’s Most Under-Appreciated Heroes

The X-Men movies, which began in earnest in with X-Men in 2000, have never really been built like a franchise in the sense that we understand them now. There are no Marvel Studios-eque narrative phases to them. With the exception of the Wolverine movies—which, we concede, have shredded through their welcome—no one in any X-Flick is there to serve as spinoff fodder. ( Ladies and gentleman, Psylocke! Coming to theaters in 2019. ) While this difference may look like a lack of cohesion, it’s actually the franchise’s greatest strength. It allows each movie a looseness that other mega-franchises rarely get: Where  Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered under the narrative burden of setting up the overarching premise of MCU’s Phase 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past was able to just concentrate on its own story. That same freedom also allows for a left-field entry like Deadpool to get into the fray without disrupting the natural order of the universe. Related Posts The First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Is an All-Star Evil Team-Up Captain America: Civil War Is Fantastic, But Not Because of Captain America Avengers: Age of Ultron Ain’t Perfect, But You’ll Love It Apocalypse , meanwhile, saunters in with a white-hot (if largely underused) Oscar Isaac as the titular big bad, a handful of new X-Kids, and a full-on J.

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Terrapattern is the first open-access visual search engine for satellite maps

Terrapattern is a amazing visual search engine for satellite imagery, and somehow the first of its kind. It's very easy to use, click on a section of the map, and Terrapattern will show you all similar geographical features or landmarks in the area. A football field, bus station, outdoor pool — it doesn't matter, Terrapattern can pinpoint the related image and location with surprising accuracy.

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The X-Men Are Hollywood’s Most Under-Appreciated Heroes

The X-Men movies, which began in earnest in with X-Men in 2000, have never really been built like a franchise in the sense that we understand them now. There are no Marvel Studios-eque narrative phases to them. With the exception of the Wolverine movies—which, we concede, have shredded through their welcome—no one in any X-Flick is there to serve as spinoff fodder. ( Ladies and gentleman, Psylocke! Coming to theaters in 2019. ) While this difference may look like a lack of cohesion, it’s actually the franchise’s greatest strength. It allows each movie a looseness that other mega-franchises rarely get: Where  Avengers: Age of Ultron suffered under the narrative burden of setting up the overarching premise of MCU’s Phase 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past was able to just concentrate on its own story. That same freedom also allows for a left-field entry like Deadpool to get into the fray without disrupting the natural order of the universe. Related Posts The First X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Is an All-Star Evil Team-Up Captain America: Civil War Is Fantastic, But Not Because of Captain America Avengers: Age of Ultron Ain’t Perfect, But You’ll Love It Apocalypse , meanwhile, saunters in with a white-hot (if largely underused) Oscar Isaac as the titular big bad, a handful of new X-Kids, and a full-on J.

42
Apple's Amazon Echo Competitor Sounds Goddamned Terrifying

Earlier this week The Information reported that Apple is making a smart hub to compete with the very cool Amazon Echo and recently announced Google Home. This is not shocking . Consumer technology companies’ new favorite thing is to get their remarkably well-designed talons into every aspect of our lives. If we want the convenience they promise then we have to sell a little bit of our digital soul.

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The artist making physics and a conspiracy theory into music

"The problem-solving processes around math and music are really similar in terms of pattern recognition and the type of out of the box thinking," says Jones, 29, speaking to me over Skype from her adopted home of Berlin. "And for me, I'm really scientific about the way that I write songs. And then I'm really artistic about my approach to science ... and just understanding the philosophical concepts behind science. It's like why are we exploring the unknown and why are we looking for patterns in the universe to make predictions and what it all means. And when you like art, thinking really hard about that, it becomes this creative process."

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Understandable Photoshop battle ensues after man runs with 'nose tampon'

Reddit user,  PinkShutter123 , posted a photograph on r/photoshopbattles Thursday, which shows a man with an interesting facial expression and plugged nostril running the 2016 Brooklyn Half Marathon over the past weekend. Apparently, the runner had a bloody nose and needed to stop it up, and keep running.

45 Mark Zuckerberg is ‘dictator’ of Facebook ‘nation’: The Pirate Bay founder | Hacker News

Well I agree I don't know why people trust big tech companies. I guess most people don't trust them they just put up with the abuse. Even if you trust facebook then you have to trust their employees and the third parties they share your information with. Everything you do online probably exists on many different servers, some of which are insecure, allowing the many world governments (china, russia, five-eyes) to extract everything they want, thus putting it on more insecure servers, where it falls into the hands of criminals and gets sold on the dark web for bitcoin. reply

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NASA's first expandable habitat failed to inflate on the ISS because of friction

Had the deployment been successful, NASA would have spent the next two years checking to see if the BEAM is safe enough for astronauts to move around in. To do this, astronauts would have entered the habitat only three or four times a year, gathering data about its conditions each time. But yesterday's failure means that NASA will have to wait a bit longer to find out if the BEAM can be used to support astronauts' activities aboard the ISS. "We are confident that we will get it fully expand," Crusan said. "It's just understanding the forces that are needed to expand."

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Lookmark fixes the biggest problem with iTunes on the desktop

Visit a page with a link to any iTunes content in Safari or Chrome – whether that’s a list of search results, a review or the iTunes preview page – and click the Lookmark extension button. It’ll let you save the linked content to your list so you can then purchase or download it through the iOS app.

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The Australian Government Censored a Global Climate Report

The report, “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate” was a joint collaboration between Unesco, the UN environment program, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Given that Australia is home to some of the most celebrated World Heritage sites on the planet—including the Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania’s old growth rainforests—you might expect some mention of how these ecosystems are faring in a changing climate. Oddly enough, Australia is mentioned nowhere in the entire document.

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"Twilight Zone" Mastermind On Why Your Lying Child Is Destined For Genius (Or Jail)

Serling's edition is called Rod Serling on Kamikazes . In the interview, he talks about how Japanese taxis were sometimes called kamikazes because of how dangerous they were. He also praises young people for their "unfettered" imaginations—which in his case, manifested itself in lots of lying as a child.

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Town forces asses to wear diapers

Technically Incorrect: Citing a need to preserve its tarmac roads, the town of Wajir in Kenya does the unthinkable and requires underwear on its donkeys.

51 FDA OKs first implant treatment for opioid addiction
52 What's the best YA series of all time? Round 2 of #OneTrueYA bracket
53 This 'smart' kitchen recognizes food in your fridge, creates recipes, and cooks your meals
54 Oh Helen A.S. Popkin on Twitter
55 Sneaky math puzzle will make you feel like a fool
56 Is Zendaya masturbating on this magazine's cover?
57 Samsung created a Batman-inspired S7 Edge to prove die-hards will buy anything
58 Thom Yorke did a lot of scolding at the latest Radiohead concert
59 Guy faceswaps through the stars singing 'We are the World'
60 Chipmunk feels so, so bad about stealing all that birdseed
61 Fifth Harmony is giving fans the gift of emoji with their new album
62 8 Wild Ideas That Debuted at the Indy 500, From Seat Belts to Mirrors
63 Voicemail from Grandma confirms she's not to be trusted with sweets
64 Google VR boss: 'Hold off for a few months' if you want a Daydream phone
65 Nest CEO Tony Fadell is behind electric go-kart startup Actev Motors
66 Testing Roach Trap Glue on Humans Is Pure Torture
67 Watch An Asian-American Rapper Replace White Leads In Every Movie In This Music Video
68 Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records
69 US automakers recall 12 million more vehicles with Takata airbags
70 News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016
71 This algorithm could make DNA origami as simple as 3D printing
72 Viral video of the day features a massive snake in a toilet
73 Airport Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores
74 'Player Two' is an animated short that shows what it's like to be a younger sibling
75 Researchers Teaching Robots to Feel and React to Pain
76 'Battleborn' turned gaming cinematics into high art
77 Google beats Oracle in Java case, but it's not over yet - TechRepublic
78 No R2D2 required: Star Wars: The Force Awakens vinyl record displays holograms
79 Google app on iOS gets faster load times, AMP articles in search, keyboard shortcuts, more
80 Add me on Snapchat! Username: thenextweb
81 Engadget on Twitter
82 Nick Denton: Peter Thiel Is A ‘Thin-Skinned Billionaire'
83 Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web
84 PCMag on Twitter
85 Samsung Announces Batman Themed Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone - IGN
86 Windows 10 books big growth spurt
87 This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can't Clean Its Shitty Water for the Olympics
88 Engadget on Twitter
89 Fearing forced Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical updates instead
90 Facebook's new advertising play: Selling ads for non-users
91 Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch
92 PCMag on Twitter
93 Verizon, unions reach four-year labor contract
94 Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastrophe
95 Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made
96 WordPress Now Available
97 Push for encryption law falters despite Apple case spotlight
98 Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 launches with limited stock, no custom-cooled variants
99 A Simple Guide to Writing & Publishing Emacs Packages
100 HTC is working on its own VR game for Vive