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ATM skimming fraudsters plead guilty

ATM skimming fraudsters plead guilty

Joel Abel Garcia, a 35-year-old from the Bronx, New York, became the third member of an alleged ring of automated teller machine "skimmers" ...

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New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows

New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows

We knew Microsoft was planning to block installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on systems with Intel 7th Generation Core processors (more...

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Qualcomm loses legal battle with Blackberry, must pay $815M

Qualcomm loses legal battle with Blackberry, must pay $815M

BlackBerry has won $815 million in an arbitration battle against Qualcomm over royalty payments, the company said today. The award also will incl...

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Ancient ruins point to the origins of American state power

Ancient ruins point to the origins of American state power

The palace overlooking the plaza at El Palenque would have been an incredible sight to people living more than 2,300 years ago in Mexico's Oaxaca ...

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Feds finally shut down botnet that menaced world for 7 years

Feds finally shut down botnet that menaced world for 7 years

Federal prosecutors say they've dealt a fatal blow to Kelihos, a network of more than 10,000 infected computers that was used to deliver spam, ste...

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Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea

Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea

The plan to eliminate net neutrality rules and replace them with voluntary commitments is not winning over lobbyists for major Internet companies...

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Tesla is worth more than General Motors or Ford

Tesla is worth more than General Motors or Ford

Props to Elon Musk and the people at Tesla. The company may rarely be profitable, and it is yet to sell enough electric vehicles to tri...

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Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs

From their warm-blooded innards to their feathered exteriors, increasing evidence shows that birds and many dinosaur species had a lot in common. But ...

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Fixing SNAP: Adding Lobster and Steak Budgets

Fixing SNAP: Adding Lobster and Steak Budgets

              While the title is pure clickbait, I do have a proposal to help SNAP re...

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America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August

America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August

In 2015, a team of American engineers created the MegaBots Mk. II, a 15-foot-tall, 5,400kg, paintball cannon-armed mech of nightmarish proportion...

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Microsoft formally bans emulators on Xbox, Windows 10 download shops

Microsoft formally bans emulators on Xbox, Windows 10 download shops

Microsoft has officially begun encouraging Windows 10 users to download and install the Creators Edition patch, and that has been met w...

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Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money

Do you want to play a game? Ransomware asks for high score instead of money

At this point, Ars readers have heard countless tales of computer users being forced to pay significant sums to unlock files encry...

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Google expands automatic “fact check” insertion into search results

Google expands automatic “fact check” insertion into search results

After launching a preliminary test in October, Google has officially rolled out an automatic fact check tag program on its search ...

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Eating at Deeya - Indian Cuisine in Clearwater, FL

Eating at Deeya - Indian Cuisine in Clearwater, FL

After a haircut down in Clearwater Florida I felt the need for adventurous eating. Adventurous eating wasn't exactly far off from where I was...

Written by: The Classical Conservative
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Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles

Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles

The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening. The missiles targeted the Shayrat air ba...

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Depression Is Complicated

Depression Is Complicated

Depression has been in the spotlight for a good while now. It’s good that there’s awareness and attention so people may be able to recogni...

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What Are Crushed Red Pepper Flakes?

What Are Crushed Red Pepper Flakes?

In layman terms, what kind of pepper(s) are these crushed red pepper flakes coming from? Red pepper flakes are in every pizzeria across America, bu...

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Corporate Cock Tastes Worse than Government Cock

Corporate Cock Tastes Worse than Government Cock

              Libertarians are louder than ever. ‘Government has failed us. Gov...

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Be happy now because tomorrow you are dying (Spice, K2)

Be happy now because tomorrow you are dying (Spice, K2)

Marijuana is an interesting drug. It’s mostly harmless. People under twenty one shouldn’t be consuming it recreationally because there can...

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Next-generation DDR5 RAM will double the speed of DDR4 in 2018

Next-generation DDR5 RAM will double the speed of DDR4 in 2018

You may have just upgraded your computer to use DDR4 recently or you may still be using DDR3, but in either case, nothing stays new forever. JEDEC, th...

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Comcast: We won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

Comcast: We won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads

Comcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliver person...

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We may have just witnessed the dawn of truly commercial spaceflight

We may have just witnessed the dawn of truly commercial spaceflight

Elon Musk had himself a day Thursday. For the first time in history, his company launched a fully reusable first stage of an orbital ro...

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For the first time, we know what Tyrannosaur faces really looked like

For the first time, we know what Tyrannosaur faces really looked like

New scientific discoveries about Tyrannosaurs have upended our understanding of the giant predators whose massive populations extended from Asia to th...

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Pruitt chooses not to ban pesticide after scientists find neurotoxicity

Pruitt chooses not to ban pesticide after scientists find neurotoxicity

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced late Wednesday that a widely used pesticide will remain available to fa...

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Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft sued for millions over Windows 10 upgrades

Unhappy Windows 10 users in Illinois are taking Microsoft to court, claiming that problems caused by the Windows 10 upgrade show that it was negl...

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Intel is keeping Moore’s Law alive by making bigger improvements less often

Intel is keeping Moore’s Law alive by making bigger improvements less often

Intel took half a day this week to talk about processor manufacturing technology. The company still believes in Moore's Law and says the principle...

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How many NSA spy hubs are scooping up your Internet data? I counted 7

How many NSA spy hubs are scooping up your Internet data? I counted 7

A couple of years ago, when I was investigating the UK's safest ISP, a high-ranking employee at Virgin Media told me there was no NSA or...

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StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free

StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free

A long-rumored StarCraft remaster for computers was finally unveiled on Saturday by Blizzard Entertainment, set for launch in...

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X-rays let you see the smallest feature buried in your CPU

X-rays let you see the smallest feature buried in your CPU

The semiconductor industry is beyond remarkable when it comes to the complexity and precision of processes. A modern integrated circuit is n...

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ISPs are selling your web history

ISPs are selling your web history

The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history...

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Corsair One review: The best small form factor PC we’ve ever tested

Corsair One review: The best small form factor PC we’ve ever tested

It's hard to believe that the Corsair One comes from the same company that designed the Bulldog, a small form factor PC so monstrously ugly t...

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Intel will release 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips this year—still at 14nm

Intel will release 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips this year—still at 14nm

Intel's eighth-generation Core CPUs, codenamed Coffee Lake, will launch in the second half of 2017—far earlier than the 2018 launch period s...

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Man sentenced to 3 years for Facebook threat to kill Obama

Man sentenced to 3 years for Facebook threat to kill Obama

A Wisconsin man lost his bid before a federal appeals court to set aside his 3-year prison sentence for threatening to kill then-President Barack Obam...

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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Clean When You're Too Lazy to Actually Clean It

How to Make Your Kitchen Look Clean When You're Too Lazy to Actually Clean It

I’m one of those people whose stress level is directly related to how messy my apartment is, especially my kitchen (because that’s where t...

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Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick

Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick

On a scale from “1” to “listeria” the amount of stomach trouble I would expect a bowl of rice to give me falls around a &ldquo...

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The Witcher's Author Says He Screwed Himself Out Of Profiting Off The Games

The Witcher's Author Says He Screwed Himself Out Of Profiting Off The Games

If you happen to run into Andrzej Sapkowski, creator of The Witcher, you might not want to bring up the video games. They haven’t made his ...

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Counter-Strike Players Are Skeptical Of The Game's New Map

Counter-Strike Players Are Skeptical Of The Game's New Map

Yesterday, Counter-Strike received its first new Valve-developed map in quite some time. It’s called Canals, and it’s based...

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eBay can’t be sued over seller accused of patent infringement

eBay can’t be sued over seller accused of patent infringement

It's game over for an Alabama man who claims his patent on "Carpenter Bee Traps" is being infringed by competing products on eBay. Ro...

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Battle Between Malwarebytes and IOBit Advanced Systemcare

Battle Between Malwarebytes and IOBit Advanced Systemcare

Malwarebytes and Advanced Systemcare have been regarded in-large by users of the tech industry as trustworthy programs for keeping computers clean. To...

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New bill would let companies force workers to get genetic tests, share results

New bill would let companies force workers to get genetic tests, share results

It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive type of personal information than your own genetic blueprints. With varying degrees of accuracy, the four-...

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Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest

Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest

Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver just pulled off an unusually impressive feat: they compromised Microsoft's...

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Man accused of sending a seizure-inducing tweet charged with cyberstalking

Man accused of sending a seizure-inducing tweet charged with cyberstalking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Maryland man, and charged him with cyberstalking, for allegedly sending a seizure-inducing tweet to...

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ISPs say your Web browsing and app usage history isn’t “sensitive”

ISPs say your Web browsing and app usage history isn’t “sensitive”

ISPs that want the federal government to eliminate broadband privacy rules say that your Web browsing and app usage data should not be classified...

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Microsoft’s unprecedented patch delay and silence

Microsoft’s unprecedented patch delay and silence

Last month, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of canceling Patch Tuesday, the company's monthly release of security fixes for its large s...

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The CIA uses board games to train officers—and I got to play them

The CIA uses board games to train officers—and I got to play them

Alarms and flashing lights have begun blaring in a hotel meeting room, much to the chagrin of CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper. T...

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Google Chrome restricts background tabs to 1% CPU, prolonging battery life

Google Chrome restricts background tabs to 1% CPU, prolonging battery life

Rejoice, Chrome users! With Chrome 57, released this week, your laptop might soon get more than three hours of battery life when you have multipl...

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The social media “echo chamber” is real

The social media “echo chamber” is real

By making so much information so accessible, social media has drastically changed the way we consume information and form opinions in the modern era. ...

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World Speech Day: Thoughts for a Better World

World Speech Day: Thoughts for a Better World

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma  Gandhi If you had an opportunity to address the entire world, what ex...

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OMG Reading!

OMG Reading!

The story behind my name: Honeymoon Reader. I really never read anything growing up. It didn't interest me to read even one paragraph. I t...

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New EPA chief denies CO2 is major factor in climate change

New EPA chief denies CO2 is major factor in climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with enforcing two of the major pieces of US environmental legislation: the Clean Air and Clean Water A...

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Elon Musk on batteries for Australia: “Installed in 100 days or it is free”

Elon Musk on batteries for Australia: “Installed in 100 days or it is free”

On Thursday morning, the Australian Financial Review published a story saying that Lyndon Rive, Tesla’s vice president for energy...

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