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V-Bucks are up for grabs with Fortnite Fridays

V-Bucks are up for grabs with Fortnite Fridays

If you are into Fortnite: Battle Royale, you might want to head out to your local Microsoft Store starting this Friday. The stores are holding an event that will see winners showered in V-Bucks. Read more...

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Valve loses appeal against AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about refunds

Valve loses appeal against AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about refunds

Valve has lost its appeal against an AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about their rights regarding refunds in Australia. The company now must pay the fine and put a notice on its site. Read more...

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Call for Participation - ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

Call for Participation - ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

Would you like to share information about how you are using DNSSEC with the wider technical community? Do you have an idea for how to make DNSSEC or DANE work better? Or work with new applications?

If so — and if you will be attending ICANN 6...

Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors

Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors

Honor is known for its smartphones but it also produces a range of other products. The firm has now released its latest entry for its laptop line called the MagicBook with Intel's 8th-gen CPU. Read more...

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Why You Should Give A Crap About This Toilet Paper

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Toilet paper is just one of those essentials in life. I’m sure you alread...

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Terrifying Unsolved Murder Cases That Will Keep You Up All Night

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Nope, you’re not going to be sleeping for days once you read about these ...

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Go Green & Stay Chic With These Gadgets, Products, & Fashions To Help You Celebrate Earth Day

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I rounded up the best products for you to help celebrate Earth Day! From eco-fr...

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Diamonds Are Always A Girl’s Best Friend, & These Diamond Glasses Are No Exception

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Happy hour just got way more chic! You can never have enough cocktail glasses, ...

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This Diminutive Device Could Save Your Life

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In this day and age, you can never keep yourself too safe as a woman, and perso...

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NFC Ring OPN review

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How would you like to wear a magic wand on your finger? That’s sort of what an N...

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Sharp is bringing the first 8K TV to Europe

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At the IFA ’18 Global Press conference today in Rome, Sharp announced that they ...

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Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you create your very own Alexa skills

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The first review I ever wrote for the Gadgeteer was for the Amazon Echo Dot. Wit...

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Picture Keeper Connect photo backup software/adapter review

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Using a portable device is immensely freeing, as most of the world has discovere...

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Manfrotto XPRO Over 4-Section Aluminum Monopod with 234RC Tilt Head Kit is ready for every opportunity

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Filmmakers, videographers and photographers alike always hope to have the right ...

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Easy Miso Soup Hack

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Easy Miso Soup Hack
I have been trying my hand at Japanese cuisine for weeks now, and all this start...

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Sneaker Speaker

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Sneaker Speaker
In this instructable I am transforming an old pair of shoes into a speaker. Fi...

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3D Printed Sputnik 1 Keychain

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3D Printed Sputnik 1 Keychain
A fascinating and iconic piece of history; the Sputnik 1 was the first man-made ...

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Kids MP3 Music Box

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Kids MP3 Music Box
When looking for some new DIY projects around arduino I found some nice ideas on...

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Piano Harp Coffee Table

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Piano Harp Coffee Table
Hi all! We just moved into a new home, so of course we need a ton of new furnitu...

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If you read a lot or need books for research, Kindle Unlimited is a good deal

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Kindle Unlimited reminds a of Netflix. You get tons of all-you-can-eat content t...

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San Francisco: Kronos Quartet's Kronos Festival April 26-28

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Kronos Quartet, my favorite avant-garde classical group, is holding its Krono...

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GOP fundraiser who paid for silence of impregnated Playboy model offered to lift sanctions on Russian firm for $26M

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Remember that Trump associate who resigned as deputy finance chair of the Republ...

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China escalates the war on jaywalkers with automated shouting laser/squirtguns tied to motion-sensors

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Chinese authorities hate jaywalkers and they've decided to use technology to en...

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Koch-backed climate deniers are exploiting the reproducibility crisis to discredit climate science

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The National Association of Scholars is a tiny, hydrocarbon-industry backed or...

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Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Scalded smoker wants injury damages, healthcare bills paid Amazon, LG Electronic...

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British Crackas With Attitude chief gets two years in the cooler for CIA spymaster hack

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Kane Gamble gambles and loses on hacking skills The British teenager who was suf...

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Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...

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Because 10.13.4 is seemingly unstable and performing poorly An increasing number...

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Relive that sphincter-loosening Blue Screen of Death Video  Let us pause for a m...

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Drama brews on high seas as Playmobil ship running out of steam

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Vessel charts a course to pirate tax haven A Playmobil pirate ships's journey to...

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Error'd: Placeholders-a-Plenty

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Error'd: Placeholders-a-Plenty

"On my admittedly old and cheap phone, Google Maps seems to have confused th...

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CodeSOD: A Problematic Place

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CodeSOD: A Problematic Place

In programming, sometimes the ordering of your data matters. And sometimes the o...

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The Proprietary Format

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The Proprietary Format

Have you ever secured something with a lock? The intent is that at some point i...

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CodeSOD: Breaking Changes

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CodeSOD: Breaking Changes

We talk a lot about the sort of wheels one shouldn’t reinvent. Loads of bad code...

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CodeSOD: All the Things!

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CodeSOD: All the Things!

Yasmin needed to fetch some data from a database for a report. Specifically, she...

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Teen Hacker Who Targeted High Ranking US Government Officials Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

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Teen Hacker Who Targeted High Ranking US Government Officials Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

A British teenager who hacked into the online accounts of former CIA director Jo...

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Call for Participation - ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

-1 DAYS AGO
Call for Participation - ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

Would you like to share information about how you are using DNSSEC with the wide...

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Cuba Reaches Five Million Mobile Accounts

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Cuba Reaches Five Million Mobile Accounts

Active mobile accountsCubans now have 5 million mobile accounts. The five-millio...

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The Fight Is on to Save Access to WHOIS: A Call to Action for Brand Owners

23 HOURS AGO
The Fight Is on to Save Access to WHOIS: A Call to Action for Brand Owners

Late last week, ICANN published the guidance from the Article 29 Working Party (...

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Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware

23 HOURS AGO
Large Open-Source Data Set Released to Help Train Algorithms Spot Malware

For the first time, a large dataset has been released by a security firm to help...

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Huawei launches Honor MagicBook laptop with 8th-gen Intel chips and Nvidia graphics

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When we think about Huawei, laptops aren't the first things that cross our mind....

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Google's Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it

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Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S have been revealed by Google's Projec...

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ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is 'unfair' and 'unacceptable'

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Earlier in the week, the US Department of Commerce banned American companies fro...

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Inside Samsung d’light, a three-storied futuristic exhibition space in Seoul

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I recently spent an amazing fortnight in South Korea. For a tech enthusiast such...

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Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR

8 HOURS AGO
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been fir...

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V-Bucks are up for grabs with Fortnite Fridays

-1 DAYS AGO
V-Bucks are up for grabs with Fortnite Fridays
If you are into Fortnite: Battle Royale, you might want to head out to your loca...

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Valve loses appeal against AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about refunds

-1 DAYS AGO
Valve loses appeal against AU$3 million penalty for misleading consumers about refunds
Valve has lost its appeal against an AU$3 million penalty for misleading consume...

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Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors

-1 DAYS AGO
Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors
Honor is known for its smartphones but it also produces a range of other product...

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Microsoft announces the features coming in Xbox One version 1805

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Microsoft announces the features coming in Xbox One version 1805
Microsoft announced the features that are coming in the next feature update to t...

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Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with Oreo, but it's actually Nougat

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Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with Oreo, but it's actually Nougat
Verizon released an over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to...

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