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  • 5 days ago
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    4 Memorable Kid’s Sitcoms from the 90s

    These are the sitcoms that filled our bellies with laughter growing up in the 90s. Even though we got to spend 30 minutes with these shows, their jokes, characters and stories shaped our childhood. These sitcoms were a huge part of our lives, and that’s why they are memorable. Plus, they formed part of the legendary TGIF lineup.

  • 8 days ago
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    Less than a year after launch, TESS is already finding bizarre worlds

    The next generation exoplanet hunter is coming into its own. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has already found eight confirmed planets in its first four months of observing — and some are unlike anything astronomers have seen before. “The torrent of data is starting to flow already,” TESS principal investigator George Ricker of MIT said January 7 in a news conference at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Elon Musk Calls for More Testers Ahead of Tesla Full Self-Driving Launch

    Tesla’s fully-autonomous driving system is “about to accelerate significantly,” CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email circulated this week. The firm, which announced back in September that it plans to use a team of internal employees as early testers, is now looking for a few hundred more participants ahead of the launch of the in-house A.I. chip.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Weak Hands Dumping Turkish Lira, Cryptocurrency Performing Better

    In the uncertain economic climate in Turkey, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies looking very good. As shown in the chart below the Turkish lira has lost more than 73% of its value in the last 10 years. Life savings, investments, and pensions suffered and extremely devaluation. Despite the big selloff in cryptocurrencies markets in 2018 and the

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Remote-operated walkie-talkie provides riders with off-grid comms

    If you're mountain biking, quading or otherwise wheelin' in the backcountry, then there's a good chance that cellular service may not be available. So, how do you keep in touch with your fellow riders? Well, the RidingToo RT1 sports walkie talkie looks like it could be a good way to go. The RT1 consists of two parts: a main "host" unit that is mounted on the handlebars or carried on the rider's body, along with a bar-mounted Bluetooth remote.

  • 1 month ago
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    Facebook let tons of companies get info about you, including Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft

    Facebook has admitted it allowed other big tech companies to read users' private messages, but denies it did so without consent. The response came in a blog post by the firm Wednesday after a New York Times investigation found that Facebook gave companies including Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada the ability to read, write and delete users' private messages. The report on Tuesday also said it permitted Microsoft's Bing search engine to view the names of nearly all of...

  • 1 month ago
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    The First Phone Ever with 12GB of RAM Continues Crazy Specs Race

    As reported by GSM Arena, this monster is also equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 processor— the CPU that will also power the U.S. version of Galaxy S10 — and it will come with 512GB of storage. Lenovo says that the Z5 Pro GT will launch in China in 2019 for just $638, but there are no plans for an international launch yet. There’s no reason to think that the handset will make it outside the Asian market.

  • 1 month ago
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    The CEO of privacy search engine DuckDuckGo says Google uses location data that puts entire ZIP codes in politically biased 'filter bubbles'

    On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was interrogated by the House Judiciary Committee over a number of topics including the company's data collection and potential bias in the search results it serves up to users. Republican House members — including Rep. Lamar Smith (TX) — didn't hold back on the topic of conservative bias.

  • 1 month ago
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    Apple Fixes iCloud to Finally Work with Windows 10 October 2018 Update

    Microsoft had put an upgrade block on Windows 10 October 2018 Update machines trying to install iCloud for Windows (version 7.7.0.27). Those who were already running this version were blocked from receiving the latest version of Windows 10. Apple has today issued iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 potentially to address compatibility issues with Windows 10 version 1809. The company has also removed the restriction that iCloud is only compatible with Windows 7 through Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

  • 1 month ago
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    From Chicago heat waves to Maine's struggling lobsters: 6 changes tied to global warming

    Heat waves that make Chicago feel like Las Vegas. Warming ocean temperatures that displace Maine's lobsters. A year-round spike in disease-carrying mosquitoes in Florida. These are just some of the ways climate change could play out across the country over the coming decades, according to the federal government's National Climate Assessment, released over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • 1 month ago
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    India has no plans to recover body of US missionary killed by tribe

    One of the most hotly debated proposals in the FY 2020 budget cycle is likely to be the creation of a military service for space. One of the main arguments being made against the creation of a Space Force is the cost. In September, an internal Air Force memo leaked to the media estimated that cost at $13 billion — an eye-popping figure, if true. But missed in this headline were some important caveats, namely that this was a five-year cost estimate and it included a lot more than just a Space F...

  • 1 month ago
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    Does Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' influence teen suicide? Survey asks at-risk youths

    A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in a psychiatric emergency department said that watching the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" had increased their suicide risk, a University of Michigan study finds. The hit drama, widely popular among teens, has generated controversy for its depiction of suicide. Its story centers around a 17-year-old student, who, before her death, recorded cassettes that detail 13 reasons why she took her own life.

  • 1 month ago
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    Vaping no boost to quit rates in smokers, study suggests

    People who vape and smoke cigarettes are no more likely to drop the nicotine habit than those who just smoke, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University studied 617 tobacco users and found no differences in quit rates for “dual users” of both traditional and electronic cigarettes.

  • 1 month ago
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    Bloomberg donates record $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

    Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor who is weighing a 2020 presidential run, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins. +The university and Bloomberg are calling it the biggest contribution to an academic institution in American history, according to a press release -- and the gift's record-setting size will not be lost on possible challengers in a Democratic primary. Last week, Bloomberg said he plans to decide on a 2020 bid no later than February, a spokesperson c...

  • 2 months ago
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    'I've been struggling with it': George RR Martin on The Winds of Winter

    George RR Martin has revealed that he has found it hard to finish the long-awaited sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, as the rise in fame and popularity that came with the television adaptation Game of Thrones has become a “considerable weight to bear”. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian ahead of the publication of his next book, Fire and Blood, a history of the fantasy universe of his hugely popular series, Martin said he’d been wrestling with The Winds of Winter, w...

  • 2 months ago
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    In Russia's Space Graveyard, Locals Scavenge Fallen Spacecraft for Profit

    The Altai mountain region of Central Asia is a rugged and remote place. Right in the center of the continental landmass, it forms a crossroads between the Kazakh steppes, the snow forests of Siberia and the arid plains of Mongolia. It’s a landscape of granite, forced up by the inch-a-year collision of the Indian tectonic plate with Asia, then carved out over millions of years by streams of snowmelt. Siberian Ibex wander here, along with musk deer feeding on the lichenous rocks and brown bears ...

  • 2 months ago
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    Diablo Immortal Is A Simplified Diablo—Maybe Too Simplified

    At first glance, the upcoming mobile game Diablo Immortal looks a lot like Diablo III. Similar classes, similar environments, similar art, similar abilities. In the demo I played at BlizzCon, however, much of the resemblance was only skin deep.