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While the idea of living mortgage-free and downsizing might not quite be mainstream yet, it has been getting more and more recognition and acceptance as a way of living. Will Hitchcock and Alyssa Pelletier of Outside Found represent a great example of...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Boston-based artificial intelligence company DataRobot announced Thursday it has raised a $54 million Series C round of funding, bringing its total investment to $111 million. Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates is leading its third round...
From: Boston Business Journal | By: Kelly J. O'Brien | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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States like Texas and Alabama are considering similar legislation targeting LGBT families
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Within the last few years, “codes of conduct” have become such standard practice in tech settings that a conference or community without one is considered suspicious. Many open-source projects abide by a “contributor covenant” that forbids behavior...
From: Slate | By: Ruth Graham | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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You've had a number of built-in options to automate tasks on the Mac over the years, such as AppleScript and Automator, but you've had to turn to third-party apps like IFTTT to do similar things on iOS. You might not have to lean so much on outside......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Over last night and today I have received literally hundreds of emails from ebay to my seldom-used gmail address. It must be a scam of some sort, but it's odd and there's no info online as far as I can tell.First there were hundreds of emails about how...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pyrogenesis | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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YouTube video creators are fighting against the video service's filter screening out LGBTQ+ voices, while on the other end, advertisers are worried about a different type of content. In a movement that started with several UK brands (McDonald's, BBC,......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple’s latest batch of emoji characters has emerged, and it contains one or two surprises. Included in the mammoth “5.0” pack of icons is everything from broccoli and a brain, to a breastfeeding mom. Elsewhere on the food front, you’ll find...
From: Selectism | By: Graeme Campbell | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Many economists have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.
From: New York Times | By: SAPNA MAHESHWARI and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Intelligence agencies are going to find new ways to get access to information stored online
From: Salon.com | By: Ben Buchanan, The Conversation | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Several industry groups are dedicated to making the Internet of Things more secure, yet hardly a week seems to go by without a large-scale hacking attack involving connected devices. Mythic Inc. argues that a new approach is required to tackle the problem....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Maria Deutscher | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Andrew Ng, the onetime co-creator of the Google Brain research project who joined Baidu Inc. as its chief scientist in 2014, today said he’s leaving the Chinese tech giant to pursue his own work in artificial intelligence beyond the tech industry....
From: Silicon Angle | By: Robert Hof | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Phone chargers usually only deliver a few volts of juice at a feeble amperage, but they'll deliver a lot more if you give them the chance. The BBC writes that a UK man died in the bathtub after being shocked by a charger connected to an extension cord....
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The advertiser backlash to Google is growing.
From: CNN | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple has been trying to reverse declining iPad sales for several years now, without much success. For the last year and a half, that strategy could be summed up in one word: more. More power, more screen real estate, more accessories. Of course, the......
From: Engadget | By: Nathan Ingraham | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that passwords can be compelled with All Writs Orders. Handing down a decision in the case of Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia police officer facing child porn charges, the court finds the order lawful,...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. How would you like a stealth delivery of Apple announcements? Well you've got them. While there's nothing earth-shattering, there is a new tablet, a vivid new iPhone and a new video app. Also in today's Adult We......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Movie studios and record companies should take note.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Don Tapscott | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lilting Spanish will soon eclipse English as affluent Mexicans flood the Vail Valley for an annual pilgrimage that dates back decades. But this Semana Santa -- Palm Sunday to Easter -- may be a bit light on Latinos.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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This week marks a milestone for Hrishikesh Hirway. The music producer celebrates the 100th episode of his successful Song Exploder podcast, a fun project he began in 2014 that has now become a must-listen for melophiles. “I don’t know if it’s entirely...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Cristina Everett | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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We keep looking at the problems of fake news and crap content — and the advertising that feeds them — through the wrong end of the periscope, staring down into the depths in search of sludge when we could be looking up, gathering quality....
From: BuzzMachine | By: Jeff Jarvis | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Rewa solar power park will receive debt finance at just 0.25% from the World Bank. A few weeks back, a competitive auction for the 750 megawatt (MW) solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar power project in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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ARM processor technology already powers many of the devices you use every day, and now the company is showing off its plans for the future with DynamIQ. Aimed squarely at pushing the artificial intelligence and machine learning systems we're expectin......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Lately, The Guardian is becoming a platform for self-absorbed and outlandish perspectives on veganism.
From: Ecorazzi | By: Emilia Leese | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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I've made an appointment with a neurologist but I just an incredibly disorienting seizure where apparently for the first two hours I missed the "Who is the president is the?" sort of questions. Then the rest were spotty pieces of memory that were very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geoff. | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Jeremy Achin is embarrassed to admit it, but his decision to quit his job and start a company was inspired in part by seeing the movie “The Social Network,” the Hollywood take on Facebook’s origin story. It was several years ago, and the then-31-year-old...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Hey, good morning! Welcome to your Thursday morning. Now relax: we tap technology for ways to relax and decompress, get excited by Netflix's next big budget project, and learn how Google is trying to make location sharing happen. Again....
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple may not be innovating like it did in the Jobs era, but it is tweaking its approach to old products
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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An Apple patent application published Thursday details a so-called "thin" portable hardware accessory that boasts the components necessary to act as a laptop surrogate for iPhones and iPads....
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Julianne CubaBrooklyn Paper84th Precinct Brooklyn Heights–Dumbo–Boerum Hill–Downtown Four against one A brute slashed a teen walking home from school while three of his buddies held the victim still on Hoyt...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Julianne Cuba | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Apple just launched the red iPhone in participation in the fight against AIDS. A product of the partnership with (RED), the limited edition iPhone 7 and 7 Plus aim to have the customers contribute to the Global Fund. This is the first time Apple dressed...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Louise Elliot | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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We have a system in which we offer users a selection of items in the form of a list. Hard coded rules are ranking the items in this list. They have to select one of these items (we don't want to model the reasons behind this choice). We record the position...
From: Stats Stack Exchange | By: Vincent Teyssier | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Earlier this week Apple relaunched its website displaying a range of new products, but the highlight of the update was most definitely the brand new red colorway of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The red colorway is Apple’s latest partnership with...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands. ...
From: Mashable | By: Manish Singh | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Google Inc. has announced various updates for a few of its apps, including Duo, Allo, Photos and Maps.  The company made several of the announcements at its Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, many of which are aimed at areas with a poor network...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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 Despite mystery and intrigue, the reality is that most hedge funds don’t make money. This hasn’t stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands at employing machine learning to tip the scales in their favor. But Pit.ai, a new machine...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Apple Inc. has acquired WorkFlow, a utility app that Apple called the “most innovative” app of 2015, for an undisclosed sum. The app was made free in the App Store Wednesday, although it previously had a price tag of $2.99. Released in 2014 by Ari...
From: Silicon Angle | By: James Farrell | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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What would be a possible technological path to genome modified adult brains and to genetically enhanced longevity for adults ?There is already improving versions of genetic engineering with improvements to CRISPR gene editing. However, current published...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.A spokesman for Apple confirmed on Wednesday the company's acquisition of DeskConnect, the developer of the app, and the...
From: PC World | By: John Ribeiro | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Apple on Monday launched the Red Special Edition of the iPhone7 and the iPhone 7 plus to support the fight against HIV/AIDs in Africa. The post Apple launches iPhone 7 Red to help fight AIDS appeared first on Vanguard News....
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Nwafor Polycarp | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control. The post Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places appeared first on Vanguard...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, after all, in a way that feels different to the rhythm of our heartbeat or the rumblings of our stomach....
From: Singularity Hub | By: Ben Medlock | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Apple has axed the aging iPad Air 2 and replaced it with a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad (just iPad, no suffixes) that's slightly more affordable. The two are nearly indistinguishable from the outside, but their internals vary. Here's how their specs and features...
From: Gizmag | By: Emily Ferron | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Remember how Google let American political candidates post content directly to search results last year? You're about to see a lot more of that. As of now, web searchers in the US and Brazil will see content directly posted by people and organization......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Why is Silicon Valley so cruel to New Zealand? First we discover PayPal founder and Trump acolyte, Peter Thiel is a secret citizen, now it's emerged Apple pays the country absolutely nothing in taxes.  Apparently the tech giant paid no income tax on...
From: Mashable | By: Ariel Bogle | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Workflow is a clever little utility that allows you to string together different actions on the iPhone and iPad.
From: CNBC | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The young media outlet openly sided with President Trump's campaign, now they have access to the State Department
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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