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Visit NASA’s newly discovered planets in ‘Elite: Dangerous’

Sadly, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever visit the Trappist-1 system’s newly-discovered Earth-sized planets in your lifetime… not unless someone develops near-light speed travel, anyway. However, you’ll at least have the option of a virtual tour. Fron…

Tourists Kill Bahamas’ Swimming Pigs Because We Can’t Have Anything Nice

Some days, humans just generally suck. And then there are days when you realize why this planet is trying so hard to just wipe us out.Read more…

PebblePost raises $15M to combine online data and old-school mail

Mailbox PebblePost is betting that there’s a big marketing opportunity in printed postcards and catalogs. Read More

Bill Gates Made a David S. Pumpkins Video and I Want to Die

Bill Gates made a parody Christmas-themed David S. Pumpkins video in order to promote his Reddit Ask Me Anything on Monday. While the previous sentence is straight out of a piece of dystopian fictional, it’s real, and now I want to die.

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Here’s what you missed from the MWC 2017 press events

All the big press conferences here at MWC 2017 are finally over, and that means it’s time to bring you all the news and reports of the quirkiest developments on the show floor. But in case you haven’t been closely following the announcements out of B…

Fox tests auto-downloading movies onto your phone

Wouldn’t you like it if newish movies trickle-downloaded onto your phone when you weren’t looking so you could watch them later? That’s the concept behind an experiment being carried out by 20th Century Fox over the next month. The studio has partner…

Former Google Engineer Blasts Company’s HR Practices After Sexual Harassment Revelation

Earlier today, Recode reported that Uber had asked its new SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal to resign after he failed to disclose the circumstances involved in his departure from Google. According to Recode, Singhal resigned from Google in early 2016 after an investigation into a sexual harassment claim brought…

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Kotaku Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Gets Pirated Days Before Launch, Causing Major Leaks | Ja

Kotaku Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Gets Pirated Days Before Launch, Causing Major Leaks | Jalopnik Why Some Cars Have Gas Tank Fillers On The Left Or The Right | Lifehacker How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books | io9 South Korea Is Basically Making Officially Licensed Power Rangers Fan Fiction |

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Sensor turns on a cop’s body camera when their gun is pulled

Years after high-profile police shootings pressured departments across the country to adopt body cameras, results have been mixed. The increased accountability expected from their rollout has been marred with technical malfunctions or absent f…

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign

President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded…

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Deadspin Roger Federer Is Just Making Stuff Up Now | The Slot Sean Spicer Wrote This Angry Letter to

Deadspin Roger Federer Is Just Making Stuff Up Now | The Slot Sean Spicer Wrote This Angry Letter to His College Newspaper After They Called Him ‘Sean Sphincter’ | Gizmodo SpaceX Wants to Fly Two Bourgies Around the Moon Next Year | The Root Everybody Hates Trump (Except White People) |

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Remains of the Day: Google Assistant Comes to More Android Phones

Google is bringing their virtual assistant to more Android phones this week. Google Assistant has previously been exclusive to their own Pixel phones or through the Allo app, but now they’re rolling it out more widely. That and more in today’s news.

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Harry Potter Finally Wins an Oscar by Going Back in Time

It’s about costumes. Period. The post Harry Potter Finally Wins an Oscar by Going Back in Time appeared first on WIRED.

Connected teddy bears leaked kids’ voices online

When Germany banned a connected doll over security concerns, it wasn’t being overly cautious. As it turns out, there’s a textbook example of what happens when toy data privacy goes horribly wrong. Security researchers have discovered that Spiral To…

Skype is killing off its WiFi service March 31 to focus on ‘core’ features

 Skype, the Microsoft-owned service that helped pioneer and popularize the rise of voice and video calls over the internet, is killing off one of the features that it added in later years to try to make the service more ubiquitous, especially amon…

Humans Are Burning America to the Ground

We are torching our own country annually. While climate change has exacerbated fire season, researchers haven’t really studied how many of those fires are our own damn faults until recently.

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Facebook’s virtual reality ambitions could be threatened by court order

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts.

Improve Your Reading Comprehension by Writing Three-Sentence Summaries 

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used with diligent note taking, can help you retain more of everything you read.

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What are you most excited to see at Apple’s iPhone, iPad, & Mac event this spring? [Poll]

Earlier today, Zac offered up a full roundup of everything that we could potentially see at Apple’s spring event this year. While the event is generally much smaller-scale than Apple’s other events every year, there are a few things that most usually interest most people.

What rumored announcement for Apple’s April event excites you the most?

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JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co , Microsoft Corp , Intel Corp and more than two dozen other companies have teamed up to develop standards and technology to make it easier for enterprises to use blockchain code Ethereum in the latest push by large firms to move toward distributed ledger systems.

The New Plan to Stop Internet Piracy Is Just the Old One on Steroids

After four years, the “six strikes” Copyright Alert System was shutdown for good last month. Now, a body of content makers and distributors are asking lawmakers to update the DMCA system that has allowed for a more open internet with stricter rules that would require ISPs to block content.

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Oops! ‘Smart’ IoT teddy bear leaked 2 million parent and kids message recordings

A company that sells ‘smart’ teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials — and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom…

Takata pleads guilty to fraud in faulty airbag cover-up

Japanese auto parts maker Takata has formally pled guilty in federal court today to a criminal fraud charge stemming from its cover-up of millions of faulty airbags. As part of the guilty plea, Takata admitted it intentionally hid the fact tha…

Learn to Make Sense of Extreme Numbers Using Different Perspectives

When you hear stats and facts with extremely large numbers, it can be hard to wrap your head around what that number really represents. If you want to get a grasp on large numbers, you need to start changing perspectives and converting them into more u…

SpaceX Plans to Launch Humans Around the Moon in 2018

The mission will use two of SpaceX’s long-awaited technologies: a crew-rated capsule, the Crew Dragon, and the high-powered Falcon Heavy rocket. The post SpaceX Plans to Launch Humans Around the Moon in 2018 appeared first on WIRED.

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