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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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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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Google is buying data science community Kaggle

Google is buying data science community Kaggle

Google's latest acquisition appears to involve data scientists and machine learning contests. According to TechCrunch sources, the ...

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NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers through a porthole cut into the side of a silver, tanker-truck-sized vacuum chamber...

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Humans must become cyborgs to survive, says Elon Musk

Humans must become cyborgs to survive, says Elon Musk

Humans must become cyborgs and develop a direct high-bandwidth connection with machines or risk irrelevance and obsolescence, says Tesla and SpaceX fo...

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Intel will invest $7 billion to finish a factory it started in 2011

Intel will invest $7 billion to finish a factory it started in 2011

Intel announced today that it would spend $7 billion to complete Fab 42, a factory in Chandler, Arizona that will eventually be used to build chips on...

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We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus

We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus

Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system. Descending through the clouds of boiling sulphuric rain is actually the easy bit&mda...

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Windows 10 0day exploit goes wild

Windows 10 0day exploit goes wild

There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that exploits a key file-sharing protocol in all supported versions of Windows. That includes Windows 10, t...

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Forgotten passwords are bane of the Internet. Facebook wants to fix that

Forgotten passwords are bane of the Internet. Facebook wants to fix that

Facebook is unveiling a new service that remedies one of the biggest headaches facing online users today—the forgotten password. Starting Tue...

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Yahoo admits it’s been hacked again, and 1 billion accounts were exposed

Yahoo admits it’s been hacked again, and 1 billion accounts were exposed

On December 14, Yahoo announced that after an investigation into data provided by law enforcement officials in November, the company and outside foren...

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Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the solar roof that will be sold under a combined Tesla-SolarCity will most likely cost less to install than a normal roof. ...

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How Hackers Wrecked the Internet Using DVRs and Webcams

How Hackers Wrecked the Internet Using DVRs and Webcams

The internet was on shaky footing for the better part of Friday thanks to a large-scale attack on a company that runs a large portion of crucial ...

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George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo’s proposal

George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo’s proposal

Yahoo wants to take advertising to the next level—that is, the Orwellian level—bombarding people in public places with targeted advertisin...

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IEEE P802.3bz brings five times the speed using current Ethernet cabling

IEEE P802.3bz brings five times the speed using current Ethernet cabling

People don’t typically think much about the nest of cables and wires that run through walls and ceilings at the office and in the home. These&nb...

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Programmable chips turn Azure into a supercomputer

Programmable chips turn Azure into a supercomputer

Microsoft is embarking on a major upgrade of its Azure systems. New hardware the company is installing in its 34 datacenters around the world sti...

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Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is the man with a vision for a human mission to Mars, and on Tuesday he shared his plans at the International Astronautical Conference in Me...

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Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security

Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security

The organization that develops Firefox has recommended the browser block digital credentials issued by a China-based certificate authority for 12 mont...

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Hands on with the iPhone 7: A brief peek at the wireless future

Hands on with the iPhone 7: A brief peek at the wireless future

The rumors got a lot right about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Its design isn't too far off from the 6S and 6S Plus, it has an immo...

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Raspberry Pi sells over 10 million computers

Raspberry Pi sells over 10 million computers

Four years since it first went on sale to eager developers, the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi computer has sold an impressive 10 million units. It...

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Conning People One DVI Adapter At A Time

Conning People One DVI Adapter At A Time

So you bought a new computer and you still want to use your old monitor.  Looking at the back of your computer has a fancy video card designed to...

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Corning tries to refute Galaxy Note 7 scratch test fail

Corning tries to refute Galaxy Note 7 scratch test fail

More shatter resistant but not really more scratch resistant. That might be the summary of Corning’s point about the Gorilla Glass&nbs...

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Facebook, Unity Partner to Take on Steam and Other PC Gaming Platforms

Facebook, Unity Partner to Take on Steam and Other PC Gaming Platforms

In its quest to be all things to all people, Facebook announced its intentions to take on the likes of GOG and Steam. Collaborating with Unity - on...

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Verizon has a plan to make the Android bloatware problem worse

Verizon has a plan to make the Android bloatware problem worse

Verizon Wireless is reportedly trying to add more bloatware to Android phones by installing apps from other companies in exchange for payment. &q...

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Tesla Model S battery bursts into flames, car “totally destroyed” in 5 minutes

Tesla Model S battery bursts into flames, car “totally destroyed” in 5 minutes

A Tesla Model S has burst into flames during a test drive in the southwest of France. Four people were in the car, including a Tesla employee; they al...

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T-Mobile has the fastest LTE in the U.S.

T-Mobile has the fastest LTE in the U.S.

OpenSignal’s bi-annual ‘State of Mobile Networks’ report puts the big four U.S. carriers up against one another in terms of service ...

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Mint 18 review: “Just works” Linux doesn’t get any better than this

Mint 18 review: “Just works” Linux doesn’t get any better than this

The newly released Mint 18 is a major upgrade. Not only has the Linux Mint project improved Mint's dueling desktops (Cinnamon and MATE), but ...

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Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life

Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht ended up in prison for life

On October 1, 2013, the last day that Ross Ulbricht would be free, he didn't leave his San Francisco home until nearly 3:00pm. When he did finally...

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Hacker plans to give away stolen bitcoins, but Reddit users are suspicious

Hacker plans to give away stolen bitcoins, but Reddit users are suspicious

A Reddit user claiming to be connected to the hackers that stole about $65 million in Bitcoin earlier this week announced a plan to give some of the i...

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Next iPhone Tipped to Sport 3GB RAM

Next iPhone Tipped to Sport 3GB RAM

The next iPhone is said to sport minor design changes, and to compensate for that Apple will be upgrading in the hardware department. Reports of ...

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Meta-search engine Torrentz.eu quitely shuts down

Meta-search engine Torrentz.eu quitely shuts down

Within a month after popular piracy website KickassTorrents was shut down following the arrest of its alleged owner Artem Vaulin i...

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How Nanotechnology Will Keep Your Bananas and Mangoes From Rotting

How Nanotechnology Will Keep Your Bananas and Mangoes From Rotting

A Canadian team has invented a new way to make sure that fruit stays fresh for longer, by spraying them with a nano-scale formula. Jay Subramanian, a ...

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Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy

Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy

As the Federal Communications Commission debates new privacy rules for Internet service providers, Comcast has urged the commission to let ISPs o...

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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to crea...

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Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for £18.5B

Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for £18.5B

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (£18.5 billion) in an all-cash deal. The transaction is expected to clos...

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First SpaceX missions to Mars: “Dangerous and probably people will die”

First SpaceX missions to Mars: “Dangerous and probably people will die”

As we get close to the end of September, when Elon Musk has promised to lay bare his plans for colonizing Mars at an international space con...

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Google's Tensor Processing Unit could advance Moore's Law 7 years into the future

Google's Tensor Processing Unit could advance Moore's Law 7 years into the future

Forget the CPU, GPU, and FPGA, Google says its Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU, advances machine learning capability by a factor of three generations. ...

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Wal-Mart testing Uber, Lyft for online grocery delivery

Wal-Mart testing Uber, Lyft for online grocery delivery

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver an...

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Cooling technologies set to become red hot sector

Cooling technologies set to become red hot sector

But if we obtain that cooling from electricity generated by fossil fuels, it makes warming worse. So, the world needs new clean, cool technologies....

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Olympic athletes will sport Visa's new payment ring in Rio

Olympic athletes will sport Visa's new payment ring in Rio

For those making their way to this year's Olympic games in Rio this August,Visa will be the only card accepted at official venues -...

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State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

State offers laptops as trade-in for school iPads

After hearing students and teachers overwhelmingly say iPad computers are used to play games in class, while laptops are better for schoolwork, Auburn...

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Musk: We intend to launch people to Mars in 2024

Musk: We intend to launch people to Mars in 2024

SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will send a mission to Mars without people on it — on the Flying Dragon version 2 rock...

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TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

Updated TeamViewer users say their computers were hijacked and bank accounts emptied all while the software company's systems mysteriously fe...

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Asus launches record breaking ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard

Asus launches record breaking ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard

Asus is celebrating the 10th year of its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division with a new flagship motherboard based on Intel's X99 chipset. It's ...

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Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723

Intel's first 10-core desktop CPU will cost $1,723

Now that the megahertz race has slowed down in the desktop processor world, the new race is all about cores. To that end, Intel just announced its fir...

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Japanese Robot Farm Company Going Big And Looking At New Vegetables

Japanese Robot Farm Company Going Big And Looking At New Vegetables

Companies like Spread are giving Japan’s agriculture industry a serious upgrade for the 21st century. Spread shot to fame for its high...

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Hackers Stole 65 Million Passwords From Tumblr, New Analysis Reveals

Hackers Stole 65 Million Passwords From Tumblr, New Analysis Reveals

On May 12, Tumblr revealed that it had just found out about a 2013 data breach affecting “a set” of users’ email addresses...

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Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that tested the possibility of links between cancer and chronic ex...

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Dropbox gets all up in your kernel with Project Infinite. Cue uproar

Dropbox gets all up in your kernel with Project Infinite. Cue uproar

Dropbox is on the defensive after revealing its file-sharing service will in future tap into the very heart of your computer’s operating system....

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Netherlands gives green light for growing human embryos

Netherlands gives green light for growing human embryos

The Dutch government has announced it wants to allow growing human embryos “under strict and limited conditions” for scientific research, ...

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HIV DNA successfully excised from animals

HIV DNA successfully excised from animals

sing gene editing technology, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have, for the first time, successfully excised a s...

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RoboCop is real – and could be patrolling a mall near you

RoboCop is real – and could be patrolling a mall near you

At the Stanford shopping center in Palo Alto, California, there is a new sheriff in town – and it’s an egg-shaped robot. Outside T...

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