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YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube's direct messaging feature isn't exactly Google's most popular way to chat, but it was a convenient way to share videos on the platform, especially on mobile. It probably wasn't used often enough, though, because the compa...

How to Install and Configure OpenShift Origin PaaS Server on Ubuntu

OpenShift is a free and open-source Platform-as-a-Service developed by Red Hat.

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The Miskatonic Papers - an experiential letterpress-printed book inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's work

I'm a fan of Todd Thyberg's design work and when he told me he had a kickstarter for a project with a H.P. Lovecraft theme, I asked him to describe the project for Boing Boing. Here's what he wrote: Are you a fan of horror, expeditionary adventures...
Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

So much for Tesla's renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn�...

Roomba 960 vs 980: The 980 Cleans Better and Stays Charged Longer

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If you’re looking to purchase a robot vacuum, you’ll definitely want...

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Best TV Prices and Deals

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Find the best TV prices and deals around with our handy guide and links to the t...

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Hulu with Live TV Review: Does the Extra Content Justify the Extra Cost?

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If you’re looking to cut the cord but still watch great content, you’...

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Best Whole House Water Filter Systems for 2019

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By now you are aware of the unregulated contaminants found in tapped and well wa...

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Top 10 Best Outdoor Patio Heaters for 2019

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Patios are the best outdoor areas to entertain guests, relax, and cook. In the c...

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How turn your Mac Mini into a heat tomb that looks like an unappetizing Walmart cake

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The Elago Mac Mini Silicone Case [Amazon] is a remarkable entry in the annals of...

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What it was like to actually use the TRS-80 Model 100 as a journalist on the go

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1983's TRS-80 Model 100 is often hailed as the first portable computer, or at le...

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$5000 gadget for cheating at poker

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In a 2016 article, Elie Bursztein collects and describes a gadget used to cheat...

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Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot surveillance device for children

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The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, i...

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Swidl: robot picks up gooey spills without losing their shapes

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Swidl is a robot that can quickly slide its thin flat tongue underneath gooey s...

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Broadband Chokes for Bias Tee Applications

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Broadband chokes for Bias Tee applications: how to successfully apply a DC bias ...

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Our Shared Future: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems to Advance Sustainable Development

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Learn about the work that went into writing the ‘Ethically Aligned Design’ r...

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Tech Expedition: East Africa’s Big Bet on Drones

3 MONTHS AGO
IEEE Spectrum reporters traveled across East Africa with their own drones and 36...

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360 Video: Zoom Over Zanzibar With Tanzania’s Drone Startups

3 MONTHS AGO
Come along for the ride as drones soar over the farms and schools of Tanzania

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Digital Wellbeing possibly interfering with performance on Pixel phones

3 MONTHS AGO
Digital Wellbeing possibly interfering with performance on Pixel phones
Several Pixel owners on Reddit have reported that turning off Google's Digital W...

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Pottermore and Warner Bros. partner up to create a new Wizarding World website

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Pottermore and Warner Bros. partner up to create a new Wizarding World website
According to a statement released on Saturday, Pottermore will collaborate with ...

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Free Survey Report: Data Center Strategies and the Outlook for the Future

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Free Survey Report: Data Center Strategies and the Outlook for the Future
Service Express surveyed more than 450 IT professionals to identify their challe...

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Pay What You Want: Cyber Security Certification Bundle; incl CompTIA & Cisco

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Pay What You Want: Cyber Security Certification Bundle; incl CompTIA & Cisco
This all-encompassing bundle gives you 117.5 hours covering Network, Server, IT ...

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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is coming - here's what's new

3 MONTHS AGO
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is coming - here's what's new
After a few months of testing with Windows Insiders, the Windows 10 May 2019 Upd...

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The Miskatonic Papers - an experiential letterpress-printed book inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's work

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I'm a fan of Todd Thyberg's design work and when he told me he had a kickstart...

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Great price on an Arduino starter kit

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This is the least expensive Arduino-clone starter kit I've seen. It's just on A...

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Uganda installs Huawei's AI-powered facial recognition surveillance system 'nationwide'

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“The cameras are already transforming modern day policing in Uganda, with facial...

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Neil Young hates what the internet has done to music

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Spotify may not be literally damaging our brains, but he's not entirely wrong, e...

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Watch: Over 150 mattresses fly through park on a windy day

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These air mattresses were set up in a grassy Denver area for a four-night "Bed ...

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A simple experiment could help find alien life on Europa

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If we found amino acids on icy moons like Europa, it could be a sign of recent b...

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Artificial sponges could pull uranium from seawater for nuclear power

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Seawater is full of far more uranium than we can mine from the ground, and speci...

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AI recommends 'fashionable' outfits to millions of people in China

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E-commerce giant Alibaba has built an algorithm for suggesting outfits to shoppe...

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The universe is 2.5 billion times less magnetic than a fridge magnet

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Astronomers have calculate the magnetism of the entire universe by studying the ...

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Directors are using virtual reality on set to find the perfect shot

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Virtual reality headsets are letting film directors walk around computer generat...

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