5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi Your home wi-Fi network might be a glorious model of high-speed, rock-solid internet connectivity, but is it safe? Even after you’ve got all of your various computers and devices hooked up, you still need to make sure the network’s secured against unwelcome visitors, and here’s exactly how […]

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Facebook Hires Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Lead its Virtual Reality Division

Facebook Hires Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Lead its Virtual Reality Division Facebook has hired Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality business, following the vice president’s announcement earlier this week that he would be leaving the Chinese smartphone maker. On Monday, the former Android executive at Google said he would be returning […]

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Google Maps iOS Update Adds Live Location Data to 'Popular Times' Feature

Google Maps iOS Update Adds Live Location Data to 'Popular Times' Feature Google updated its Maps app for iOS today to include the live crowd-tracking feature that’s been popular with users of its Maps web service for some time. While the maps app has had day-by-day, hour-by-hour charts that display when a business or retail […]

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Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in AI Research Group

Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in AI Research Group Apple will take a significant step toward disclosing more of its artificial intelligence research this week by becoming a member of a non-profit AI research consortium founded by five of the tech industry’s biggest players. Last September, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM […]

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D-Wave has its first customer for a $15 million quantum computer

D-Wave has its first customer for a million quantum computer The last time we reported on Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave, it'd extended a contract for its 500-qubit D-Wave Two machine. Now, the firm has announced a major step forward: commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q, which it says has 2,… Source: Engadget Link: D-Wave […]

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University Very, Very Sorry It Gave Lab Students 'Easily Fatal' Doses of Caffeine

University Very, Very Sorry It Gave Lab Students 'Easily Fatal' Doses of Caffeine During a lab test at Northumbria University last March, sports science students were supposed to receive around 300 milligrams of caffeine. Due to a misplaced decimal point, prosecutors say two of them were given 30,000 milligrams—equal to 300 cups of coffee or […]

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We All Need This Cute Animal 'Tweet-Off' Right Now

We All Need This Cute Animal 'Tweet-Off' Right Now Not sure if you’ve been paying attention, but the world isn’t looking so great right now. People are scared. There’s no easy way to make yourself feel better in these trying times, but here’s something good—zoos around the globe are having a #CuteAnimalTweetOff. Read more… Source: […]

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Making a Flip Book of a GIF of a Guy Flipping Through a Flip Book of Another GIF Is Genius

Making a Flip Book of a GIF of a Guy Flipping Through a Flip Book of Another GIF Is Genius Reddit user Stupot McDoodle made clever software that could turn any GIF into a flip book by turning the frames of a GIF into easy-to-put-together squares that could be printed on paper. It’s a fun […]

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Facebook Begins Testing Ads in Messenger App

Facebook Begins Testing Ads in Messenger App Facebook today announced that it has begun testing ads in the Messenger app. The test will be limited to users in Australia and Thailand and will allow businesses to place ads on the Messenger home screen below favorite users and most recent conversations. The company says that “no […]

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When You Search ‘Asshole’ on Twitter, President Trump’s Profile Is the First Result

When You Search ‘Asshole’ on Twitter, President Trump’s Profile Is the First Result Wednesday night, a number of Twitter aficionados noted that when you search “asshole”—as well as “fascist,” “bigot,” and “racist”—on Twitter, the first result is the account of none other than our president, Donald J. Trump. Sad! Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: When […]

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Restoring a Rusty Butcher's Knife Found in the Trash Back to a Sparkly Blade Is Damn Nice

Restoring a Rusty Butcher's Knife Found in the Trash Back to a Sparkly Blade Is Damn Nice If I saw this deeply rusted cleaver in the trash, I’d leave it exactly where it was, because I wouldn’t think there would be any way to save the thing. Luckily, the person salvaging this ruined butcher’s knife […]

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Rush Hour at One of the World's Busiest Airports Means a Never-Ending Line of Airplanes

Rush Hour at One of the World's Busiest Airports Means a Never-Ending Line of Airplanes London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, so it’s no surprise that if you look up in the sky during the morning rush, you’ll see a line of airplanes swarming around, patiently waiting to land […]

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New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something we can’t see or touch called dark matter. And some other force we can’t see or touch, called dark energy, […]

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Gotham's Gearing Up for a Totally Batshit Version of a Batman/Joker Showdown

Gotham's Gearing Up for a Totally Batshit Version of a Batman/Joker Showdown On Gotham, we’ve got a young Bruce Wayne who isn’t Batman yet. And it’s unclear as to whether mega-maniac Jerome Valeska will become the Joker destined to become the Dark Knight’s arch-foe. But the Fox superhero show is going to have them fight […]

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President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated]

President Trump Reportedly Still Using His Favorite Unsecured Cellphone [Updated] Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on “the world’s most secure” telephone system, joking, “The words just explode in the air.” According to that same report, however, the President is also using what […]

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A Brief Chat With Elon Musk About Climate Change, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump

A Brief Chat With Elon Musk About Climate Change, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump Yesterday Elon Musk stunned us (and just about everyone else) by tweeting in support of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil and likely Secretary of State under the Trump administration. Musk’s public image is that of a tycoon using his influence […]

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Hands-On With iOS 10.3's New 'Find My AirPods' Feature

Hands-On With iOS 10.3's New 'Find My AirPods' Feature iOS 10.3 introduces a new “Find My AirPods” feature, giving AirPods owners a way to keep track of the tiny wire-free earphones Apple started selling back in December. Because iOS 10.3 is limited to developers, we thought we’d take a hands-on look at the new Find […]

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EPA Employees During Media Blackout: 'There's A Real Sense Of Dread'

EPA Employees During Media Blackout: 'There's A Real Sense Of Dread' At the Environmental Protection Agency, it’s typical for an incoming administration to implement a realignment of sorts—with some grants or contracts, for instance, being frozen temporarily—but a decision by President Donald Trump’s staff to order a total media blackout, as well as ban any […]

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Huawei Closing in on Apple, Aims to Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker Within Four Years

Huawei Closing in on Apple, Aims to Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker Within Four Years Since 2011, the worldwide smartphone market has been dominated by Apple and Samsung. The elusive third-best spot, meanwhile, has failed to be held down by one vendor for an extended period of time, changing hands between Nokia, BlackBerry, Xiaomi, and […]

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