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Forbes Welcome

"Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it."

3 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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Major MacBook Pro revamp could replace function keys with OLED touch bar

Apple is preparing a serious overhaul of the MacBook Pro line for later this year, according to a research note from well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo  reported on by MacRumors . The laptops are set to come in 13-inch and 15-inch models, with a thinner and lighter design enabled by a new MacBook-esque keyboard and revamped hinges. The new MacBook Pros will also reportedly use Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports.

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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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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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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.

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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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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 to Repurpose Content From the Hottest Social Networks : Social Media Examiner

There are two keys to using live video that you plan to repost. First, no matter what live video platform you’re using, if you respond to comments or questions from your live viewers, you need to make sure you say the viewers’ comments or questions on air. In most cases, you’re going to just be saving the video, not the comments or chat. So if you only reply, those who view the saved video will only hear one side of the conversation.

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A Simple Software Update Lets Any Smartphone Detect Squeezes and Forceful Touches

Imagine unlocking your handset with a specific pattern of squeezes as you remove it from your pocket, or upgrading your iPhone 4 to match the capabilities of the 6s with nothing but a free firmware update. For now, this is just a research project, but 3D Touch and squeeze detection could one day be a standard feature on every smartphone.

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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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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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Jawbone Is Trying to Sell Its Speaker Business

Jawbone is best known for its Up fitness trackers, a wrist-worn device that tracks things like steps taken, sleep, and heart rate. But the company also has a speaker business, which debuted in 2010, and produced several different sizes of wireless speakers. Although it was an early entrant into Internet-connected portable speakers, it’s a market that is saturated with competitors including established companies like Bose. As of last year, Jawbone’s share of the speaker U.S. market dwindled to 5%, prompting the company’s co-founder and chairman, Alex Asseily, to tell Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky that selling the non-wearable business would be “painful” but prudent.

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Twitter investors were sharply divided over Jack Dorsey’s stock plan

“We appreciate the stockholder feedback we have received on our proposal to approve the Twitter, Inc. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan at our 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders,” the company said in a filing. “Based on discussions with our stockholders, we have committed to amend the 2016 Plan after the Annual Meeting to prohibit the repricing of stock options, including through an option exchange program or cash buyout, without the consent of Twitter’s stockholders. We recognize the importance of protecting the value of your investment in Twitter and we also endeavor to be responsive to stockholder feedback on our compensation programs.”

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch

Mars is one of our nearest space neighbors, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable opportunity. Here’s how and why to watch Mars’ close approach, and what you should be looking for when you do.

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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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New study suggests Americans don’t trust AI systems

“In today’s world, technological solutions provide a convenience in our lives that is unmatched by anything else. From on-demand apps like Uber to food delivery services like Seamless, it’s almost possible to avoid human contact altogether,” said Barnaby Lashbrooke, CEO and Founder of Time etc. “While people may be comfortable using technology to get their lunch and dinner delivered, there are some tasks that will always be better accomplished by humans. This is where virtual assistant services that are backed by real people, like Time etc, provide a happy medium of the convenience of tech and the reliability of human intelligence.”

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A new terrible father on 'Game of Thrones' gave the Internet daddy issues

A new terrible father on 'Game of Thrones' gave the Internet daddy issues

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Soon You’ll Buy Consoles the Way You Upgrade iPhones

So it’s also no coincidence that Phil Spencer, in talking up the idea of a new machine, mentioned “backward and forward” compatibility. Nor that much of what we’ve heard about the PlayStation 4.5 points to the same idea. Compatibility in this new paradigm would go in two directions: There would be a new console, but you wouldn’t have to buy it to enjoy the new games. Sony and Microsoft wouldn’t have to make the decision to stop supporting the platform with 50 million users and start supporting the one with the zero users, in the hopes that they’ll shift over. Of course, Sony and Microsoft would eventually start producing games that only functioned on the new systems, but the key difference is that they wouldn’t have to do that until the new machines had already established a broad user base.

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Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) and certain cancers in rats — though only male ones.

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ARM’s new CPU and GPU will power mobile VR in 2017

ARM, the company that designs the processor architectures used in virtually all mobile devices on the market, has used Computex Taipei 2016 to announce new products that it expects to see deployed in high-end phones next year. The Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU are designed to increase performance and power efficiency, with a particular view to supporting mobile VR.

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Amazon.com: Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Midnight Black: Electronics

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JR Raphael on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Grill Like a God With the Best BBQ Tech

If you’re a purist, you’re probably happy with a half dome full of charcoal, some lighter fluid, and a can of cold beer. But you’d be surprised how much the right gear and some handy gadgets can turn a basic barbecue into a gourmet fun fest. We’ve put our heads together to come up with some of the best tools for grilling, as well as some absolutely wacky additions to any outdoor party. No matter what you end up doing, please don’t roast your smartphone, though.

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What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

Imagine an alternative to immediately starting your Facebook Live or Periscope broadcast. You’d get a link that you could freely distribute, when typically it’s awkward or impossible post your stream to other social networks when you’re on camera already. You could potentially set an estimated start time, or wait to begin the broadcast whenever you’re ready. There could even be an option to schedule a stream further in advance, though the platforms and people lining up to watch might worry the broadcaster would flake out.

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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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Gilly got a 'Pretty Woman' moment on this week's 'Game of Thrones'

One of which had to be when Gilly got to meet Sam's family at the good castle Tarly. It was a tense dinner, not unlike many Thanksgivings. But Gilly let her hair down and took off her wildling glasses, and turned it into a scene straight out of Pretty Woman .

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firasd/react-sync-demo

Code from the React tutorial, modified to demonstrate syncing updates and offline activity across devices.

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PewResearch Internet on Twitter

More than half of most U.S. demographic groups now own a smartphone. http://pewrsr.ch/1Mjb9R2  pic.twitter.com/DWIxu4CKg2

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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.

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The inside story of Apple's forgotten project to change how we explore the world from our computers

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, QuickTime VR was de-emphasized. Apple put out its last QuickTime VR-specific press release in 1997, although Apple continued to use it to provide 360-degree views of new products like iPods as late as 2006. "Quicktime VR all really happened in that Scully window before Steve came back, and I think that Apple does not pay any attention to the stuff that happened during those years," Bohrman said.

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Finally, a Silicon Valley billionaire is standing up to Peter Thiel in the Gawker case

To date, the Press Freedom Litigation Fund has provided grants to support the legal appeals of U.S. Army intelligence analyst turned whistle-blower Chelsea Manning; the appeal of David Miranda in his case challenging his nine-hour detention at Heathrow airport; the defense of a defamation case launched against Sahara Reporters and its editor Patrick Sowore by Nigerian Senator Musiliu Obanikoro; the defense of a defamation case brought by Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot against Mother Jones magazine; to support a motion to quash for a subpoena to The Cancer Letter; and to support the Sacramento News & Review in their fight to review emails sent in Mayor Kevin Johnson’s official capacity.

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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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Developer: We’re working on an Xbox One VR game for 2017

The game is also being planned for release on the PC and PS4, and while it seems likely the E3 demonstration will be on one of those platforms, the PR representative was clear that an Xbox One version was also being planned. The game's working title contains the word "VR," strongly suggesting this isn't merely a VR-compatible game that happens to have a more traditional Xbox One version.

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ARM prepares for VR in 2017's phones with new chips

Come next year, ARM has one major theme in mind for its next batch of mobile processors: virtual reality. Its new Cortex-A73 chip and Mali-G71 GPU are, naturally, faster than its current lineup. But more so than the past few years, where incremental improvements were enough, ARM sees VR as the ideal goalpost for its chips. The new Mali chip, for example, will be able to push up 4K screens with refresh rates of up to 120Hz (90Hz is the bare minimum for decent VR). And both new processors will also be easier on battery life, which means you'll be able to stay jacked into virtual worlds for much longer.

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How the World's Most Glamorous Ice Bar Stays Frozen In the Middle of the Desert

The Minus 5 cooling system hails from New Zealand and is fully computerized to take many different factors into account: outside temperature, ambient heat, the number of people inside, and the body heat they collectively generate, for instance. The parkas and gloves help a little in that respect, as does the ban on electronic devices like cell phones in the ice bar. (90 cell phones can generate a significant amount of heat.) But Minus 5 encourages people to touch the ice, and patrons like to remove their warm coats (and often much of their clothing) for photos—because, hey, they’re in an ice bar! “Once you take that coat off, all that body heat escapes,” said Bowman.

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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.

43 Reddit Ditches Imgur for Its Own Image Upload Tool

Now, Reddit's tool will let you upload images (one at a time) up to 20MB and GIFs up to 100MB directly to the site. You'll also now be able to click any Reddit-hosted image from any listing (the frontpage, a subreddit, or userpage) and be taken directly to the convo and comments about it. Meanwhile, viewing GIFs within Reddit's native apps will require fewer apps, and you won't have to leave the app.

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Is Zendaya masturbating on this magazine's cover?

Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it😍😘 Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue.

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What's the best YA series of all time? Round 3 of #OneTrueYA bracket

Round Three has begun, which will not only decide which four series move on to the semi-finals, but will also decide the winners in our four genre categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Contemporary, and Supernatural. Is your favorite still in the running?

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The Inside Story Of Donald Trump's Only High-Tech Venture

And on July 21, 1998, Donald Trump was launching his first high-tech venture, Trump New Media. The new company's goal was to wire his luxury Trump Tower development with high-speed Internet access and video-on-demand service. Users just had to hook up a TV set-top box to connect to the services for a monthly charge of $29.95. Eventually, Trump hoped to expand the services to all of the 20,000 residential apartments in his buildings and his hotels, then to apartment towers across the city and beyond.

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PAID POST: Giveaway: OtterBox uniVERSE case plus accessories

In order to spread the word about their new case, our friends at OtterBox are giving away the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, made up of an OtterBox protective uniVERSE case plus Polar Pro Tripler tripod/extension pole, Polar Pro Power Pack Battery, Polar Pro Pulsar bluetooth speaker and SanDisk iXpand 64 GB expandable memory.

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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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26 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

These numbers are based on visitors to W3's site, so they aren't a definitive representation of the greater population; Net Applications gave Chrome about 35 percent of the global browser market share in January, for example. But numbers aside, Chrome is a popular browser, and if you're not using it, you should at least consider checking it out.

50 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.

51 Here's what to do if you're worried about cellphones causing cancer
52 The 'Nobel Prize of high school competitions' just got the most money it's received in a century from a biotech giant
53 10 'Game of Thrones' fan theories, ranked least to most likely
54 Nvidia: Our software is about building a ‘platform’
55 Playing by ‘startup rules’ almost killed my digital health startup
56 Iran orders social media sites to store data inside country
57 Delta's 'Innovation Lines' could change travel forever
58 On paper, Pebble’s new smartwatches blow FitBit out of the water
59 Brains of People With Schizophrenia Try to Repair Themselves: Study
60 Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them
61 The new 'Doom' hides sinister images in its soundtrack
62 Calm down: Google's use of Material Design on iOS is fine
63 7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers
64 X-Men: Apocalypse Tops Box Office, Alice Through the Looking Glass Bombs - IGN
65 Five Easy Tips for Keeping Pets Away From Your Houseplants
66 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/world/europe/drones-eagles.html
67 How Long Would It Take to Fall Through The Earth?
68 Rumor: Google to Shame Phone Makers Into Updating Android
69 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review: The new people's champion topples Titans
70 How to Add Empty Spaces to Your iPhone Home Screen Without Jailbreaking
71 Researchers Want Robots To Feel Pain In Saddest Experiment Ever
72 Watch This Cheetah Run With a GoPro On Its Back
73 'Walking Dead' cast crafts a 'Star Wars Holiday Special' spoof
74 'Catlateral Damage' VR is out on Steam for HTC Vive
75 Weird Object Falls Out of Woman's Chimney; Internet Tries to Help
76 Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month
77 An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon a Really Cool Star Wars Location
78 Google’s Project Ara is about more than just modular phones
79 These GIFs Show How Hiroshima Has Emerged From Devastation Over 71 Years
80 Those rumors of an all-glass iPhone just got a lot more realistic
81 Tesla's Gigafactory sets grand opening for July 29th
82 How I learned to stop worrying and love the Keurig for baby milk
83 SpaceX on Twitter
84 Town forces asses to wear diapers
85 Animal rights activists react to gorilla killing after child fell into zoo enclosure
86 360-degree camera maker Jeffrey Martin talks about what it takes to film for VR
87 Apple Employee Reveals How It Is to Work at Apple's Retail Store
88 Get an iPhone Charger for Any Occasion at a Great Price [Deals Hub]
89 Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever
90 How to change the DNS server on your iPhone and iPad
91 Reg Saddler on Twitter
92 https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/05/29/1830255/how-the-iot-will-change-the-chip?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
93 Snapchat said to raise $200M for $20B valuation
94 8 TED Talks to watch when your family is driving you nuts
95 In a World of Self-Driving Cars, We’ll Still Need the Miata
96 The Startup Van sets up shop to make internet stars - BBC News
97 On the Wildness of Children
98 The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday
99 Xiaomi unveils its first drone — and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model
100 How my son's short life made a lasting difference