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Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

SpaceX is making a second attempt to launch its PAZ mission today, which includes the PAZ satellite from client Hisdesat, and is set for launch during an..

Apple's latest iPhone X ad touts development of Portrait Lighting

Here Come The Copyright Bots For Hire, With Lawyers In Tow

Anyone can now find infringers, send take-down requests, and quickly demand thousands in damages. Can the trolls be far behind?

South-by-SouthWestworld: How HBO Is Bringing Its Hit Show To Life At SXSW

An ambitious “Westworld” activation at this year’s SXSW festival will let fans travel to Sweetwater and explore the space in greater depth than years past.

The Best Marketing For “Black Panther” Was Making “Black Panther”

The director, the cast, and the story are what built Marvel’s latest and most unique phenomenon.

Wellness Has A Diversity Issue–These Women Are Changing That

Women of color have long been underrepresented in yoga and meditation. Now leaders are bringing it to new audiences and giving it a fresh spin.

‘Alto’s Odyssey’ is now available on iOS and it’s wonderful

Alto's Adventure could be my most-played game on iOS. I spent countless hours on flights getting lost in the serene landscape offered in the game. To me it's..

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Does the End of Net Neutrality Mean I Need a VPN?

So the repeal of net neutrality doesn't mean you need a VPN any more than you ever did—right now. But VPNs were an important tool before the repeal of net neutrality. In addition to the privacy protection VPNs offer, it's absolutely worth shopping around and choosing one so that if your ISP does something shifty in the future, you know where to turn.

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Signal created a nonprofit with $50 million from WhatsApp cofounder

The funding will go toward improving Signal, expanding its team—which has been no larger than seven people since the app’s inception—and if Acton has his way, possibly developing other apps. “I’d like to see Signal continue to add features to the core messaging product and over time explore other ways that we can help people protect their privacy and their data,” he  told Wired .

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The FCC’s net neutrality rules will officially expire in late April

Net neutrality supporters filed petitions to overturn the repeal in court last month but will have to refile their petitions in the 10 business days after the Federal Register publication. There is a 10-day window for filing lawsuits, which generally applies to the 10 days after the order is published in the Federal Register. But litigants against the FCC often file within 10 days of an order being published on the FCC website, just in case. Further ReadingAll Democrats and one Republican support net neutrality bill in Senate

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BI Tech on Twitter

Watch live: SpaceX is about to launch the first 2 of nearly 12,000 satellites to blanket Earth in high-speed internet #Starlink http://read.bi/2Cz6mxG  pic.twitter.com/iKmrOoUShD

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

Google engineer says he was fired for fighting racism, sexism https://usat.ly/2EUJcaa  pic.twitter.com/dJHaiZB06h

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MPs launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.

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Apple Filing Suggests New iPad Launching in March

New device registrations by Apple discovered this week suggest that an iPad refresh is imminent, with March looking like the month an announcement and roll out will occur. We know this thanks to the way in which the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) regulates the sale of electronic products.

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Elon Musk is stepping down from the $1 billion AI organization he helped found

In a blog post published Tuesday, OpenAI said Musk was leaving its board , but will continue to provide funding and advice. "As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon," the post said. Musk's electric car company is investing in AI technology as it pushes to develop self-driving car technology.

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Unpatched Windows 10 flaw: Google reveals 'high-severity' privilege escalation bug

The latest vulnerability, revealed by security researchers on Google's Project Zero team, allows an attacker to trick Windows 10 into giving full access to a file by manipulating how that file is handled by the OS.

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Apple said to debut voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018, water-resistant model in 2019

Apple is preparing a couple of updating models of AirPods, according to Bloomberg . The popular fully wireless earbud-style headphones that Apple introduced last year are currently on track for a refresh in 2018 with the addition of a new version of the “W” line of chips that Apple created specifically to manage and improve Bluetooth-based connections between gadgets.

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Intel's new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable microcode | ZDNet

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The 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The 2018 edition of the World's Most Innovative Companies spans more than 350 enterprises across 36 categories, from the world's most valuable firm and its continuing transformation of consumer electronics to a small outfit selling natural gum to preserve rainforests. We hope you're as inspired learning from these businesses as we were in selecting them .

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How to deduct your home office without an audit

Beside the more complex calculations and record-keeping burdens associated with the Regular Method, there's an additional issue that taxpayers need to be aware of. When you sell your home, you must "recapture" the depreciation that you deducted from the use of your home office over the years. This essentially means that you will have to pay ordinary income tax on the depreciation you expensed, and that amount is not eligible to be shielded by the $250,000 single or $500,000 married capital gains exclusion that many homeowners may be eligible for upon the sale of the primary home.

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Disney loses bid to stop Redbox from selling its digital download codes

When consumers are redeeming a code, the sites essentially make them acknowledge that they currently own the physical copy that a given download code was bundled with. However, under copyright law, once customers buy a physical copy they are free to sell it, much as they would a used book. The Disney language legally prevents customers from redeeming their digital code — which they paid for as part of their initial purchase — if they have decided to exercise that right to resell the physical DVD or Blu-ray.

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Conservatives outraged over #TwitterLockout, but Twitter says bot cleanup is 'apolitical'

"Twitter's tools are apolitical," the company said in an emailed statement. "As part of our ongoing work in safety, we identify suspicious account behaviors that indicate automated activity or violations of our policies around having multiple accounts, or abuse. We also take action on any accounts we find that violate our terms of service, including asking account owners to confirm a phone number so we can confirm a human is behind it. That's why some people may be experiencing suspensions or locks."

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How HP enables retail digital transformation

Retailers have embraced data-driven omnichannel marketing, says Stephanie Dismore, VP and GM, Americas Channels at HP Inc.

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​What's really the fastest Windows 10 web browser today? | ZDNet

Every company is claiming their latest web browser is the fastest one yet. So, which one really is the fastest? I took them to the test bench -- and here's what I found.

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How to set up a Google Classroom to train students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn

At this point, you'll want to manage the Class Drive Folder. This is where any assignment material will be stored. When you create a new assignment, any attachments to the assignment will be uploaded to that folder. If you go to Google Drive, and check out the sharing permissions of that folder, you will see that only teachers of the class will have access to the folder. You cannot (nor would you want to) give students access to the folder. The only way students can access files within the folder is through assignments. This folder is a good place to house resource materials for teachers of the class. I would suggest creating subfolders for that very purpose. To create subfolders, open up Google Drive, navigate into the Classroom folder and then into the folder for the class in question. Create subfolders in the same way you create folders within Google Drive.

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Say, 'Hey, Google' and your Nest Cam IQ Indoor will respond

Nest claims your IQ Indoor will be able to perform many of the same functions as a standalone Home speaker, with some key exceptions. It can't make calls, tell you the latest news or play music or podcasts.

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Hypervisor or containers: Which solution is right for you?

With a wide open field of software containers, as well as proprietary and open source hypervisors, finding the ideal solution for your virtual container needs can simplify your workflow.

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Google launches enterprise Android device recommendation program, omits Samsung | ZDNet

For the Android devices available at launch, the Android Enterprise Recommendation effort could be a boost -- as well as a back to the future move. BlackBerry used to dominate the enterprise, but is now Android based. Nokia was also a stalwart. A vendor like LG or Huawei could get an enterprise lift from Google's stamp of approval.

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​Cloud computing: AWS, Google or Microsoft? How to choose your platform | ZDNet

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AT&T 5G coming to Dallas, Atlanta, Waco in 2018 | ZDNet

Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be the first cities to receive 5G services in 2018 under AT&T, with the carrier also launching a new test lab in Austin to trial its proprietary 5G technology.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

We shopped at @amazon 's new cashier-less, AI-run grocery store. With no checkout line, it feels a little like stealing, but computer-vision algorithms are keeping tabs. https://trib.al/0jY8bT2 

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To capture more of the desktop market, Linux needs to target the average user

This is crucial. For the longest time, the Linux community needed zealots—those ready to spread the word and fight the FUD being spewed by the likes of Microsoft. Those times are long gone, and now the Linux desktop no longer needs zealots, but users. It needs a community that doesn't bother mentioning the fact there's a command line. Instead it needs to show off all the glorious GUI tools available—tools like Firefox, LibreOffice, GIMP, Thunderbird, tools that actually allow users to do work or entertain themselves, without having to jump through hoops to get them working out of the box. The command line is, in no way, a part of that. In fact, the command line would be the very last thing an end user should need to touch. The CLI should be considered a last-ditch-effort to solve a problem, not a first line of defense. NOTE: That was not a metaphor.

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Former Google employee files lawsuit alleging the company fired him over pro-diversity posts

In a statement, Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano says Google was enforcing its policy against the promotion of harmful stereotypes. “An important part of our culture is lively debate. But like any workplace, that doesn’t mean anything goes. All employees acknowledge our code of conduct and other workplace policies, under which promoting harmful stereotypes based on race or gender is prohibited” Scigliano says. “This is a very standard expectation that most employers have of their employees. The overwhelming majority of our employees communicate in a way that is consistent with our policies. But when an employee does not, it is something we must take seriously. We always make our decision without any regard to the employee’s political views.”

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RescueTime

Less productive tasks are not the same thing as distractions. RescueTime has a simple and smart feature for curbing unwanted behavior, such as getting sucked into distracting websites, too. A feature called FocusTime, when enabled, blocks your ability to access certain websites for a period of time you specify. It takes a little setting up and customization, but once it's ready to deploy, it's quite effective. As an example, let's say you want to to finish a report, and to make progress on it, you really need to focus hardcore for at least the next 30 minutes. Switch on FocusTime, and it can block you from looking at email, posting on Twitter, checking sports scores, or whatever other sites and activities you deem distracting.

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Twitter will crack down on automation and simultaneous actions across multiple accounts

( Reuters ) — Twitter said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.

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How to turn on Android's new screenshot tool

Once a screenshot is captured, a notification containing a preview and shortcuts you can use to share or delete it will appear. But it looks like Google is adding an Edit tool to the screenshot process, along with a new alert.

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​Samsung, Qualcomm to make 5G chips with 7-nanometer process | ZDNet

Qualcomm's future Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will be manufactured using Samsung's 7-nanometer Low Power Plus (LPP) extreme ultra violet (EUV) process.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

A team of researchers trained a machine-learning algorithm to distinguish between people with and without early signs of bipolar disorder. https://trib.al/fCqE1vh 

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

The shipping industry has been carrying out an unintentionally helpful experiment in climate engineering for more than a century, and it's about to end. https://trib.al/T6HFqy5 

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NYTimes Tech on Twitter

For a brief time, the No. 1 trending video on YouTube featured David Hogg, a survivor of the massacre last week. The caption claimed, falsely, that Mr. Hogg, 17, was not a student, but an “actor.” http://nyti.ms/2EJJFJ5 

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Apple Seeds tvOS 11.3 Beta 3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Seeded]

Apple today officially seeded the third developer beta of tvOS 11.3. As the minor uptick in version number suggests, it is likely that this is a minor update that will not include any major forward-facing features for the end user. More than likely, tvOS 11.3 will include bug fixes and other behind-the-scenes tweaks, while also including minor performance improvements as well.

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

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Bezos Shares Video of 10,000-Year Clock's Construction

The high price tag probably has something to do with how it works. Bezos is building the device inside a mountain on property he owns. To run for 10,000 years, the timepiece will harness the power of the temperature difference from the top of the mountain down to the bottom. Long metal rods transfer the thermal power to the interior of the clock.

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Smart cities expected to invest $80B in technologies in 2018

"Smart Cities have recently evolved from a collection of discrete flagship projects to a sizeable market opportunity that will drive significant technology investments in 2018 and beyond," said Serena Da Rold, program manager in IDC's customer insights and analysis group. "IDC believes that the strategic priorities we identified will drive digital transformation across cities of all sizes, but our research demonstrates that there can be significant differences in the focus of investments across regions. The new spending guide is a powerful tool to help vendors identify where the best opportunities lie for each specific use case now and over the next several years."

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Saudi Arabia is building the world's tallest skyscraper — here's what it will look like

The city's construction will cost approximately $20 billion, stretch over two square miles, and open as early as 2026. The project is one of several ready-made cities that Saudi Arabia is building.

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Kylie Jenner just announced the death of Snapchat

Kylie Jenner, a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, tweeted on Wednesday to her 24.5 million followers: "sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad"

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The key differences between Waterfall and Agile development

CEO and co-founder of Favro Patric Palm explain why modern AR and VR developers choose to work with Agile frameworks.

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Got an New iPhone? Here Are the Essential Apps You Must Download

Even in 2017, one of the best arguments you can make for the iPhone is the apps. The apps on iOS are still of a higher quality and have a level of attention and detail you just don’t get anywhere else. If you just got an iPhone and are looking to download and try all the best apps, you came to the right place.

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Net neutrality repeal goes into effect on April 23rd

If April 23rd hits and this order is still in place, we probably won't see an immediate shift in how we use the internet. But you can bet that, over the following months, internet providers will start introducing new tiered plans that allow them to pick and choose the content you see based on what you're paying. We still have a few months to ensure this doesn't happen, so let's hope our legislators make the best of them.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus ready for lift off: Is it the flagship vs. Galaxy Note 8 - Video | ZDNet

Samsung wants a premium option in your face at all times. Here's how Samsung is competing with itself in the hero phone department.

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Lighthouse’s 3D sensing, AI-powered camera is now available for $299

Are people ready for an in-home camera that strives to really know what it’s looking at? Nest has been tinkering in this space for a while now, with things like facial recognition and AI that tries to tell whether the motion in the room is a human moving around or just a TV that got left on. But Nest rolls things out ever so slowly, one new AI-powered feature at a time — and with good reason: if there’s a line in the sand where people start getting weirded out, no one quite knows where it is yet.

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Uber Express Pool is like a minibus with cheaper rides

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Watch this wonderful documentary on sound in Star Wars: The Last Jedi http://gizmo.do/I5wP4jz  pic.twitter.com/GOeALZ69hT

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Apple said to debut voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018, water-resistant model in 2019

Apple is preparing a couple of updating models of AirPods, according to Bloomberg . The popular fully wireless earbud-style headphones that Apple introduced last year are currently on track for a refresh in 2018 with the addition of a new version of the “W” line of chips that Apple created specifically to manage and improve Bluetooth-based connections between gadgets.

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Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam

The new functionality might be a sign of things to come: Earlier this month, Alphabet announced that it was undoing Nest’s status as a stand-alone operating unit and merging it into Google’s hardware group. At the time, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh explained that the move was about building out a smart-home strategy “with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Assistant at the core.”

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NASA's Opportunity celebrates 5,000 days on Mars

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57 17 Things to Know About Amazon Prime
58 Snapchat: 'We Completely Understand' the Redesign Hate
59 9 'Black Panther' moments I can't stop thinking about
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61 “Black Panther” Is A Tipping Point That Can’t Be Ignored Or Explained Away
62 Super Mario Odyssey Balloon World Update Out Now - IGN
63 Samsung unveils massive 30TB SSD for the enterprise
64 Netflix's Lost in Space reboot finds a release date and trailer
65 Flight simulator dev: Sorry for installing password-stealing tool on your PC | ZDNet
66 How to import and export VirtualBox appliances from the command line
67 The inexplicable rise and fall of joke currency Dogecoin
68 Job opening: Senior Software Engineer at TetraScience
69 43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers trying to break into your account
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72 The major cyberthreats that macOS users should be worried about
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77 Uber CEO Touts ‘Great’ Talks With Toyota CEO on Autonomous Cars
78 Roku Plummets After Missing First-Quarter Sales Forecast
79 Spotify job ad confirms it’s getting serious about building hardware
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82 The SEC says companies must disclose more information about cybersecurity risks
83 How Nintendo’s Switch And DIY Labo Toys Are Changing The Game
84 Snapchat redesign is here to stay despite 1.2m signature petition against it
85 Intel partners with Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft to develop 5G-enabled PCs for late 2019
86 Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods
87 BI Tech on Twitter
88 Investors take flight after Angry Birds maker warns on profit
89 Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots
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