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After chaos, the EU's plan to censor the internet takes a huge step backwards

Yesterday, the European Union's "trilogue" met for what was supposed to be the last negotiating session on the new Copyright Directive, including the universal filters for all user-generated content and a ban on links to news-sites without a paid li...
Blizzard cancels 'Heroes of the Storm' eSports plans

Blizzard cancels 'Heroes of the Storm' eSports plans

Blizzard is putting an end to Heroes of the Storm eSports events amid shifting priorities for the publisher. In a new blog post, it says it's taken the "difficult" step of moving some developers from the free-to-play MOBA title to othe...

The story behind The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'

One story pegs Elvis Costello as the original impetus for The Pogues' Fairytale of New York. Another points to the band's manager. Either way, it took Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan two years to write the now-classic anti-Christmas Christmas song. The...

Adonit Auto-Clamping Wireless Car Charger review

REVIEW – Almost every state in the USA now has laws prohibiting the handheld use of cell phones while driving. As a result, the marketplace has been flooded with auto mounts of various designs that hold your cell phone within reach and many offer wir...

FDA Recall: You May Want to Think Twice Before Buying These Dog Food Brands!

6 DAYS AGO
We always want the best for our pets, and usually we’re super trusting of ...

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These Honeymoon Destinations Will Excite You More Than The Wedding

6 DAYS AGO
When it comes to planning your wedding, its ends up being both an exciting and s...

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Chip Chick Holiday Picks: Gourmet Gifts For The Foodie On Your List

7 DAYS AGO
One of my favorite things to bring you Chip Chick readers are knockout products ...

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Surprisingly, These Tech Companies Are Out To Fix The Damaged Daycare System

8 DAYS AGO
The daycare system in America is damaged. It’s become such a problem that ...

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Gel, Acrylic, Or Powder Dip? We’re Breaking Down Which Type Of Manicure Is Worth It

8 DAYS AGO
The manicure culture has seriously come a long way in the past few years. When I...

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Cool Crowdfunding: AI Infused Robot Kits, Dirt Cheap SLA 3D Printing, and Beautiful Watches

26 MINS AGO
Cool Crowdfunding: AI Infused Robot Kits, Dirt Cheap SLA 3D Printing, and Beautiful Watches

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox d...

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Holiday 3D-Printables on Thingiverse

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Holiday 3D-Printables on Thingiverse

3D Print these and many other Christmas ornaments and other decorations from Thi...

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3D Printing Lenses And Other Transparent Objects With Your Filament Based Printer

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3D Printing Lenses And Other Transparent Objects With Your Filament Based Printer

a standard filament based printer actually can produce lenses and other fully tr...

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Show Off Your Mad LED Skills And Win Awesome Gear In element14’s Holiday Challenge

2 DAYS AGO
Show Off Your Mad LED Skills And Win Awesome Gear In element14’s Holiday Challenge

The element14 Community is jumping into this holiday season with a fantastically...

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Building a Life-Size Bumblebee Transformer

2 DAYS AGO
Building a Life-Size Bumblebee Transformer

Sci-fi robot engineer extraordinaire, James Bruton, attempts to build a real Tra...

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A species of fish has passed the mirror test for the first time

3 MONTHS AGO
The cleaner wrasse has become the first fish ever to pass the mirror test – a cl...

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DNA editing before birth could one day massively expand lifespans

3 MONTHS AGO
If it becomes possible to make dozens of changes to DNA, future generations coul...

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Are UK teens in the grips of a self-harm epidemic? It’s complicated

3 MONTHS AGO
A report by The Children’s Society claims one in four teenage girls in the UK ar...

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Dark matter blasted by star explosions may explain misfit galaxies

3 MONTHS AGO
Some misfit galaxies don’t seem to conform to our standard model of the universe...

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Multiple sclerosis drug is first to dramatically cut brain shrinkage

3 MONTHS AGO
An experimental treatment can nearly halve the loss of brain tissue in people wh...

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Honor surprises with its Magic 2 announcement, truly bezel-less display, slider form factor

3 MONTHS AGO
Honor surprises with its Magic 2 announcement, truly bezel-less display, slider form factor
Honor had a nice surprise as the end of its event, announcing the successor to i...

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This could be our first look at the iPhone XS, featuring a larger display and gold color

3 MONTHS AGO
This could be our first look at the iPhone XS, featuring a larger display and gold color
An image showing off the upcoming iPhone XS has reportedly been leaked. It looks...

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Surface Pro gets a firmware update to improve LTE stability on all models, for some reason

3 MONTHS AGO
Surface Pro gets a firmware update to improve LTE stability on all models, for some reason
Microsoft is releasing a new firmware update for all models of the company's new...

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Honor announces its "crazy" new Play handset with GPU Turbo technology and notched display

3 MONTHS AGO
Honor announces its
Honor has announced its latest handset, the Honor Play. The unit offers 6.3-inch...

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A little ahead of time, here is the first look at the new Apple Watch

3 MONTHS AGO
A little ahead of time, here is the first look at the new Apple Watch
The new Apple Watch, expected to be unveiled at the event taking place on Septem...

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Simple Outdoor Chair

4 MONTHS AGO
Simple Outdoor Chair
This plywood outdoor chair is very easy to build and you can get all the materia...

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Bandana Sling Pack

4 MONTHS AGO
Bandana Sling Pack
This is a quick, simple, and effective way to turn a bandana into a pack that yo...

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Folding Lock Knife. or Is It 'locking Fold Knife'?

4 MONTHS AGO
Folding Lock Knife.  or Is It 'locking Fold Knife'?
I've made kitchen knives, cleavers, bread knives, friction folders etc. I thoug...

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Tripod Pour Over Coffee Stand

4 MONTHS AGO
Tripod Pour Over Coffee Stand
Ever since I used my parents' Chemex, I've been obsessed with brewing coffee. Ex...

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Binary Wrist Watch

4 MONTHS AGO
Binary Wrist Watch
I've always been fascinated by both interesting ways of telling the time and bin...

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After chaos, the EU's plan to censor the internet takes a huge step backwards

-1 DAYS AGO
Yesterday, the European Union's "trilogue" met for what was supposed to be the ...

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The story behind The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'

13 MINS AGO
One story pegs Elvis Costello as the original impetus for The Pogues' Fairytale...

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Burned down National Museum of Brazil rises from the ashes, thanks to Google

1 HOUR AGO
This past September, a savage fire cost the world dearly: the National Museum of...

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This next-gen paper airplane combines drone and video tech

1 HOUR AGO
Everybody's flown a paper airplane. But what if you could fly on a paper airplan...

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UK grocer offers strange new tea flavors: Brussels Sprouts and Pigs in Blankets

2 HOURS AGO
Back in October, Sainsburys grocery chain launched two new questionably-flavored...

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Ultimate Ears unveils BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 Bluetooth speakers

3 MONTHS AGO
When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, the market is absolutely saturated with the...

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CCleaner update offers improved privacy controls, renames elements to stop users freaking out, adds bundleware

3 MONTHS AGO
It’s fair to say, CCleaner has experienced a lot of problems since Avast acquire...

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0patch beats Microsoft to patching Windows 10 task scheduler 0-day vulnerability

3 MONTHS AGO
Just 24 hours after a zero-day bug in Windows task scheduler was revealed by @Sa...

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80 percent of enterprises struggle to protect machine identities

3 MONTHS AGO
The protection of human identities tends to be high on the agenda for organizati...

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New technology moves AIOps out to the edge

3 MONTHS AGO
Artificial intelligence for operations (AIOps) is gaining ground, allowing busin...

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Keeping Up Appearances

3 MONTHS AGO
Keeping Up Appearances

Just because a tool is available doesn't mean people will use it correctly....

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CodeSOD: Rectangle Marks The Spot

3 MONTHS AGO
CodeSOD: Rectangle Marks The Spot

If you need your user's country of origin, there are many ways you can go ...

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CodeSOD: Look Ahead. Look Out!

3 MONTHS AGO
CodeSOD: Look Ahead. Look Out!

I'm an old person. It's the sort of thing that happens when you aren'...

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CodeSOD: Assertive Programming

3 MONTHS AGO
CodeSOD: Assertive Programming

Defensive programming is an important tool in any developer's toolbox. In st...

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Error'd: Exponential Customer Service

3 MONTHS AGO
Error'd: Exponential Customer Service

"I think I'm missing some precision in my Dell customer number," wri...

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An extinct dog breed once labored in our kitchens, running on spit-turning wheels

1 MONTHS AGO
The Vernepator Cur was once a ubiquitous dog breed in the UK and the American c...

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Intel accused of commissioning rigged CPU benchmarks

2 MONTHS AGO
Intel reportedly published rigged benchmarks designed to make its new i9 chips l...

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Mega medical tester pester: It smacked a big one, that malware scam, if indeed it was SamSam

4 MONTHS AGO
Testing giant LabCorp still recovering Analysis  One of the largest clinical tes...

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Here's why AI can't make a catchier tune than the worst pop song in the charts right now

4 MONTHS AGO
DeepMind tries to train a neural network on classical piano Neural networks are ...

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Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon

4 MONTHS AGO
Earth's satellite may have been habitable billions of years ago The Moon may not...

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No big deal... Kremlin hackers 'jumped air-gapped networks' to pwn US power utilities

4 MONTHS AGO
'Hundreds' of intrusions, switch could be pulled anytime, where have we heard th...

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Psst, says Qualcomm... Kid, you wanna see what a 5G antenna looks like?

4 MONTHS AGO
Oh, and Intel's modems are garbage, claims chip-slinger waving around speed test...

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Iranian Influence Operation Worldwide Significantly Larger Than Previously Identified

3 MONTHS AGO
Iranian Influence Operation Worldwide Significantly Larger Than Previously Identified

An apparent Iranian influence operation targeting internet users worldwide is re...

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Special Interests Circulating Draft Legislation to Cut Short ICANN's Whois Policy Process

3 MONTHS AGO
Special Interests Circulating Draft Legislation to Cut Short ICANN's Whois Policy Process

Special interests who oppose privacy are circulating draft legislation to cut sh...

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WIPO Updates GDPR Guidance for UDRP

3 MONTHS AGO
WIPO Updates GDPR Guidance for UDRP

Three months after implementation of the European Union's (EU) General Data Prot...

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Taking a Multi-Stakeholder Look at Cyber Norms

3 MONTHS AGO
Taking a Multi-Stakeholder Look at Cyber Norms

Recently we've seen several examples of likely state-sponsored security incident...

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The .EU Top-Level Domain Facing Radical Shake Up as a Result of the Proposed New European Regulation

3 MONTHS AGO
The .EU Top-Level Domain Facing Radical Shake Up as a Result of the Proposed New European Regulation

In response to outdated Regulations in a rapidly changing world of domain names ...

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