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Last Chance: Sign Up For Our Free 3D Design Workshop

Learn how to go from small to big with this exclusive livestream workshop.

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Twitter tweaks profiles in iOS app to emphasize names and bios

If you've glanced at your Twitter profile lately and noticed your follower number has shrunk (in terms of text size, at least), you're probably not just seeing things. That's because Twitter has tweaked how profiles appear in its iOS app to place mor...

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Fossil Sport review: Just another Wear OS watch

Smartwatches seem to be enjoying a minor revival this year, with major brands like Apple and Samsung continuing to push out intriguing new wearables like the Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4. Google launched a redesign of Wear OS, and...

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Snoop Dogg gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

From Eastside Long Beach Crip to rapper to celebrity chef, there's pretty much nothing the Dogg can't do. Today, the entertainer and Los Angeles icon Snoop Dogg received a long-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The performer born in Long Beach as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was feted by Dr. Dre and other hip-hop royalty in Los Angeles today. Here's the live feed, rewatchable in entirety. This week marks the 25th anniversary of his debut album "Doggystyle." Tweets and live video clips from the event follow. The guest of honor is here

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: abolish Columbus Day, replace it with Voting Day

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (previously), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has proposed abolishing Columbus Day (which honors a raping, murdering, enslaving, genocidal pedophile) and replacing it with a day off for voting (which most other developed democracies give their citizens). Ocasio-Cortez first mooted an Election Day holiday, then replyied to Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko, who tweeted that "AOC hasn't even started the job yet and she's already angling for more vacation days," by saying, "While I would disagree with your complaint that Americans get too much vacation time (we work some of the longest hours of any dev country & have no Fed required paid leave), I am willing to compromise by eliminating Columbus Day to give Election Day off. See? I can be pliant." The idea that Election Day should be a national holiday was proposed by independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, for whom Ocasio-Cortez was an organizer, when he pursued the Democratic primary for the 2016 presidential election. After a turnout of only about 36 percent in the 2014 elections, according to the University of Florida’s United States Elections Project, Sanders co-sponsored a bill to establish “Democracy Day” to make it easier for Americans to vote. “Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote. While this would not be a cure-all, it would indicate a national commitment to create a more vibrant democracy,” Sanders wrote on his website. “We should not be satisfied with a 'democracy" in which more than 60 percent of our people don't vote and some 80 percent of young people and low-income Americans fail to vote.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Replace Columbus Day With Holiday for Election Day [Jessica Kwong/Newsweek] Read the rest

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Hits Beta With Improved System Performance

eWEEK: Red Hat is now previewing the next version of its flagship Linux platform, which includes integrated container capabilities and a major boost in the amount of physical memory that a system can support.

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Make: a 3D printed Deadpool knife block

Got a 3D printer? Britt Michelsen Deadpool Knife Block Instructable will show you how to modify a 3D mesh of Deadpool, print it, paint it, and make the greatest kitchen-counter accouterments you could possibly want. (via Geekologie) Read the rest

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