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PBS NewsHour full episode Oct. 17, 2017

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, two senators push a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare subsidies for two years. Also: President Trump's claims that past commanders in chief didn't call families of fallen soldiers, Puerto Rico's water crisis, the far right makes gains in Europe, women share sexual harassment experiences and how school reform often sidesteps real issues.... Read More
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Hardware isn’t enough — content is key to mainstream VR adoption

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The virtual reality industry is teetering on the brink of expansion to mainstream audiences. VR is making its mark on a variety of industries including entertainment with box office record breakers like 2017’s “It”, healthcare with applied pediatric medical training and advertising with AT&T’s use of a virtual car crash simulation to convey the dangers of texting and driving. VR’s application... Read More
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As survivors say #MeToo, what will it take to stop widespread sexual harassment?

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In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein story, the hashtag #MeToo has inspired millions of women to share stories of harassment in the workplace and culture. Judy Woodruff explores what’s driving the movement with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women’s Law Center, Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood, Lisa Senecal of Vermont Commission on Women and Leigh Gilmore of Wellesley College.... Read More
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Moving China Forward Pt 4

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To discuss the CPC and what's on the docket for the Chinese Communist Party, Zhou Jingxin, minister-counselor and chief of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy in the United States; Keyu Jin, a professor at the London School of Economics; Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World” and a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University and Wang Guan, chief political correspondent for CCTV America.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Welcome Back To Our CG TN Special Moving China Forward As We Discussed The 19th Communist Party Congress Getting Underway In Beijing China's Top leadership And More Than 2,200 Delegates Are Gat... Read More
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School Buses Caught By Red Light Cameras

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Published on Oct 17, 2017New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says school bus drivers have been racking up red light camera violations, without facing stiff repercussions. CBS2's Elise Finch has the story. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Moving China Forward Pt 3

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To discuss the CPC and what's on the docket for the Chinese Communist Party, Zhou Jingxin, minister-counselor and chief of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy in the United States; Keyu Jin, a professor at the London School of Economics; Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World” and a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University and Wang Guan, chief political correspondent for CCTV America.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Welcome Back I'm Arnold I Know And This is A CG TN Special Program Moving China forward We Are Talking About The 19th Party Congress Of The Communist Party Of China Taking Place Over The Next W... Read More
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Moving China Forward Pt 2

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To discuss the CPC and what's on the docket for the Chinese Communist Party, Zhou Jingxin, minister-counselor and chief of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy in the United States; Keyu Jin, a professor at the London School of Economics; Martin Jacques, author of “When China Rules the World” and a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University and Wang Guan, chief political correspondent for CCTV America.Detected Closed Captioning: Lots To Talk About Let's Get Up And All that George In Shame Let Me Start With you This Is A Major Event It Only Happens Once Every Five Years Put This In Context For Us How Important Is This 19th Part... Read More
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Biden calls Trump’s conduct “absolutely bizarre”

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"We have a president who does not understand governance," said former Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Delaware on Tuesday.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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‘Sim baby’ lives as LIU Post opens care simulator

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Championing an “experiential approach to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals,” Long Island University has raised the curtain on the Inter-Professional Learning Institute Simulation Laboratory. The LIU Post School of Health Professions and Nursing hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 to officially open the state-of-the-art healthcare simulation lab, designed to promote collaborations b... Read More
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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

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Enlarge this image Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a suit just three days after President Trump took office. The suit alleges he is violating the Constitution's ban on accepting foreign payments, or emoluments. Win McNamee/Getty Images ... Read More
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Scientists discovered new genes that make humans intelligent

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If you aced your SATs, you can thank at least a few of your genes. Scientist analyzed the DNA of 78,308 people. They discovered a link between intelligence and 52 specific genes.The better individuals did in broad intelligence tests, the more frequently these genes appeared. But researchers aren't sure what the correlations mean because they don't know exactly what each gene does Four of them control cell development. Three others control activities inside neurons. But it isn't clear how the others could make you smart. Scientists want to experiment with brain cells to find out. One method would take cells from people of differing intelligence and have those cells create neuron clusters.By study... Read More
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FCC Chair Finally Says Agency Won’t Censor Trump’s Enemies

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Last Wednesday President Donald Trump took to Twitter to suggest the government should challenge broadcasting licenses for stations that air "fake news." The tweets attracted a swarm of criticism, but Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai, who was best positioned to calm fears of government censorship, was silent. Tuesday, six days after the president's initial tweet calling for a challenge of NBC's broadcast licenses, Pai finally assured the public that the agency has no intention of... Read More
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Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

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The Snopes and PolitiFact ads show how broad the problem of online misinformation can be, said David Letzler, research scientist at Impact Radius, a digital marketing intelligence firm. “Even websites whose mission is to promote accountability can inadvertently wind up getting used by snake oil salesmen,” he said.Google declined to explain the specifics of how the fake news ads appeared on the fact-checking sites. The accounts that advertised on Snopes and PolitiFact were terminated from Google’s ad platform after The Times asked about t... Read More
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Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

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A vulnerability in Wi-Fi encryption has sent the entire tech industry scrambling; the so-called Krack attack affects nearly every wireless device to some extent, leaving them subject to hijacked internet connections. In terms of scope, it doesn’t get much worse—especially for the Internet of Things. The extent of the Krack fallout remains to be seen. Security analysts say it’s a tricky vulnerability to take advantage of, and major platforms like iOS, macOS, and Windows are either unaffected or have already been pa... Read More
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Inside Story – What does the future hold for Iraq’s Kurds after territory seized?

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The Iraqi government has seized control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, taking just a day to take charge of the multi-ethnic city and the oil fields surrounding it. Kurdish forces have since rapidly withdrawn from several contested cities and towns, leaving Iraqi forces and their Shia militia allies in charge.Last month voters in Iraq's northern Kurdish region as well as some disputed areas overwhelmingly voted to secede. But Baghdad, as well as neighbours Iran and Turkey have fiercely opposed the move. So, what will this mean for Iraq's Kurds? Presenter: James BaysGuests: Mowaffak al Rubaie - Former Iraqi National Security Adviser who's now a member of parliament for Baghdad. ... Read More
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Philando Castile fundraiser clears all student lunch debt in St. Paul

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A campaign to honor the memory of Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off the school lunch debt of every student in St. Paul Public Schools for at least a year. CBS Minnesota reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Cheerleading Coach Won’t Face Charges Over Forced Splits

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Published on Oct 17, 2017On Oct. 14, the Denver district attorney announced that no criminal charges would be filed against the cheerleading coach who was seen on cellphone video forcing high school girls into splits. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Career fair set for Friday

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An Oct. 20 career fair at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus is expected to draw hundreds, officials said. The job fair will open at 10 a.m. for veterans, and then for the general public at 11 a.m., running till 1 p.m. More than 100 companies are expected to attend, including Canon USA, New York Community Bank, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Henry Schein, Northwell Health, Dish Network, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and United Parcel Service. The expo is a joint effort of Suffolk’s One-Stop Employment Center and the county’s Veterans Service Agency. Candidates needing interview attire can contact Career Couture, which offers business clothing at no charge through the county’s employmen... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New York State

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Sustained Testing in Manhattan in Early 2018 Made Possible by FY 2018 Legislation Authorizing Autonomous Vehicle Testing. Albany, NY - October 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced General Motors and Cruise Automation are applying to begin the first sustained testing of vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York State in early 2018. Through Governor Cuomo's recent legislation allowing the testing of autonomous technology, GM and Cruise are applying... Read More
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Dow will hit 30K by end of Trump’s first term: Fmr. ITC chief Peter Morici

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As the Dow hits another all-time high of 23,000, Peter Morici, business professor at the University of Maryland and former chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, says the stock index will hit 30,000 by the end of President Trump’s first term if tax reform is passed.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Boeing’s new Phantom Works head to come from Aurora

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WASHINGTON — Boeing’s advanced technology division, known as Phantom Works, is getting new leadership from Aurora Flight Sciences, the innovative maker of drones and automation tech that Boeing plans to buy. Mark Cherry, currently Aurora’s president and chief operating officer, will take the reins of Phantom Works from Darryl Davis, who ran the group for 10 years and recently moved into a “company-wide program management role,” Boeing announced Tuesday . ... Read More
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The Flawed System Behind the Krack Wi-Fi Meltdown

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On Monday, the security community scrambled to unpack Krack, a fundamental vulnerability in the ubiquitous, secure Wi-Fi network standard known a WPA2. Though some of the most popular devices are mercifully already protected (like most of those that run Windows and iOS), a staggering population remains exposed to data theft and manipulation every time they connect to WPA2 Wi-Fi. But as another interminable patching process begins, a different conversation is picking up, too, about how to catch flaws in crucial standards more quickly, and make it easier to patch them. No software is perfect. Bugs are inevitable n... Read More
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Grant Writers Workshop, September 5, 2017

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Office of the Vice President for Research | S5422 Frank Melville Junior Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794-3365 | Phone: 631-632-7932 | Email: research@stonybrook.edu© Office of the Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University. All Rights Reserved. Content in collaboration with Office of Communications... Read More
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At Farmingdale State, ‘body cams’ in the classroom

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island college is employing body-worn cameras in the classroom – but no, professors are not keeping a third eye on students. In what it describes as a first for U.S. colleges and universities, Farmingdale State College has brought “body cams” into the mix of its criminal justice program, instructing tomorrow’s law enforcers (and attorneys) on the pros, cons, do’s and don’ts of an increasingly common law-enforcement technology. That “increasingly common” part is the crux, according to FSC, though hard statistics on the actual use of law-enforcement body cams are difficult to find. The ... Read More
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Grant Writers Workshop, September 6, 2016

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Office of the Vice President for Research | S5422 Frank Melville Junior Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794-3365 | Phone: 631-632-7932 | Email: research@stonybrook.edu© Office of the Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University. All Rights Reserved. Content in collaboration with Office of Communications... Read More
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Innovation on the production line: A business case [Commentary]

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Innovation and manufacturing are diametrically opposed. Innovation is about creating something unique and different from scratch, a process that is by nature not necessarily refined or economical, or designed to be done within the limits and constraints of an existing production line. Manufacturing on the other hand is driven by tight margins and costs, with the ability to repeatedly produce the same quality product at high volumes. There is a need for this dynamic tension between innovation and manufacturing to drive the best val... Read More
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Posh 19-acre Cutchogue Estate Asks $8.5M

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The views are abundant as the amenities and privacy at this North Fork beachfront mansion situated on a 19-acre estate that was recently listed for sale at 13451 Oregon Rd. in Cutchogue. Built in 1994, this six-bedroom home with 7,300-square-feet of living space has 15 bathrooms, tennis courts, an in-ground pool, indoor hot tub, indoor and outdoor commercial-grade kitchens, a gym, two wine cellars, a sauna and nearly 500 feet of private sandy beach overlooking the Long Island Sound. The house also has a lounge, media room, office, formal dining room, a fully finished basement, two fireplaces, an elevator and 8-zone central air conditioning. Outside, it has a seven-car garage, patio, deck and a separate lot that can be devel... Read More
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The Answer for Standing-Room-Only Subways? More Standing Room

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So the master controllers were redesigned before their scheduled 14-year maintenance cycle, Mr. Eng said. He added that problems with doors had also emerged as a major contributor to delays and that doors on other types of cars in the subway fleet were being refurbished early.The E line carries 550,000 passengers a day, making it the fifth busiest in the system. Mitchell L. Moss, a professor at New York University and the director of its Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, said the extra standing room would do what was neede... Read More
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Fluent City Secures $3 Million in Funding to Redefine What It Means to Learn a Language

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Lerner Enterprises leads round to accelerate expansion and online programming NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2017– On the heels of an expansion to Chicago, Fluent City announces the close of a $3 million funding round led by Lerner Enterprises, with participation from EdTech leaders including: New Ground Ventures, ZG Ventures; WorldQuant Ventures; John Katzman; Matthew Hanson, Partner of Runway Growth Credit; Jack Larson; and... Read More
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The Best Home-Office Furniture and Supplies

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Standing desk Our pick The Fully Jarvis Bamboo is the best value we’ve seen in a full-size standing desk for anyone who wants to alternate between sitting and standing while working. It’s the sturdiest... Read More
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When gun buyers have to wait for their guns, fewer people die from firearms

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Making gun buyers wait a few days before receiving a newly purchased firearm could keep 910 people across the US from being killed with a gun each year, a new study says. The research supports enacting a nationwide waiting period between buying and receiving a gun; in the states that already do this, guns appear to be killing fewer people. The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 people is a wrenching reminder that every year, roughly 33,000 people in the US are kil... Read More
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Scientists Use Machine Learning to Reveal Chemical Reactions in Real Time

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A joint Stony Brook-BNL research team has found a way to capture the details of chemistry’s elaborate choreography as it happens. Anatoly Frenkel (standing) with co-authors (l to r) Deyu Lu, Yuewei Lin, and Janis Timoshenko. (Photo: BNL) Led by Anatoly Frenkel, a professor in Stony Brook University’s Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Department who has a joint appointment with ... Read More
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Does Long Island Have What Amazon Wants?

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An Amazon warehouse in 2015. (Photo by Scott Lewis). In 1994, Jeff Bezos left his Wall Street job and moved to Seattle, launching a retail startup that abandoned brick and mortar in favor of electronic sales. Bezos named the disruption Amazon, after a dictionary search revealed the Amazon River was the biggest on the planet. Bezos envisioned making his new store the biggest in the world. Famously, he has succeeded. Amazon passed Wal-Mart two years ago as the world’s biggest retailer by market value. Today it ranks among the largest companies in the world. More even than its neighbor Microsoft, Amazon has established Seattle as a fulcrum of economic activity. Bezos now inte... Read More
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Why do you Super Like people on Tinder?

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Our podcast has arrived. You made it. Thank you. In Why'd You Push That Button, my friend and colleague Kaitlyn Tiffany and I, Ashley Carman, ask the questions you're probably already talking about with your friends. We analyze the small, seemingly insignificant decisions we make every day with technology, and how they impact our social lives. This week, we investigate Super Likes on Tinder and SuperSwipes on Bumble. Why do people use them? We talk to a man named Matt who I descri... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Makes Wi-Fi Hacking Possible, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Americans Love Automation, Until It Comes for Their Jobs

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The Trump administration might not be worried about robots taking jobs. But the American public sure is. "In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington in March. "I think it’s 50 or 100 more years." Despite such reassurances, 56 percent of Americans believe that automation destroys more jobs than it creates, according to a new study by Ipsos Public Affairs and the ... Read More
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Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: ‘Right choice’

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board members Kathleen Kennedy and Laura Dern explain Weinstein expulsion; plans for 'zero tolerance.' (Oct. 17)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.... Read More
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These Photographs Capture the Many Lives Traveling Along Germany’s Iconic Autobahn

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Stini Rohrs was speeding down Germany’s iconic autobahn last year until, all of a sudden, she wasn't: an accident brought traffic to a three-hour standstill. At first, she and her fellow drivers—truckers, college kids, paramedics—sat in their vehicles. But soon they emerged and began chatting, playing soccer, and climbing up a hill beside the road for better views of the crash. It was a beautiful, unexpected glimpse of the diverse people working and traveling along the road network. “The autobahn is this amazing non-place where so many different people come together,” Rohrs says. “They’re kind of on the run, but they meet in traffic jams and rest stops.” ... Read More
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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It’s Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

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Enlarge this image Denver is pitching its high quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Sixteen ... Read More
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Qualcomm successfully tests its first 5G modem chipset

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5G wireless promises to bring 5 gigabits a second wireless data to our smartphones, but it has always seemed like it was a million years away. But Qualcomm said today that it has successfully tested a 5G data connection on its Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset for the first time. The next-generation cellular technology known as 5G is expected to be a very big deal. Qualcomm paid for a research paper created by David T... Read More
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Economics Prof. Keyu Jin discusses China’s SOEs and private companies

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For more on China's SEOs and private companies, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Keyu Jin, professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.Detected Closed Captioning: or For More On China's Air So Ease And Private Companies I Spoke With Courage In She's An Economics Professor At The London School Of Economics I Began By Asking Her How Private Firms Can Improve While Competing With State-owned Companies The Private Sector Still Needs To Find The Right Kind Of Interaction Cooperation With The Government As We Know That There Are Many Kinds Of Either Explicit Kind Of Collaboration Private Public Partnership Which The Government Has Been Pushing But Also You Know To Have To Understand What's Going On With th... Read More
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Daniel Serwer discusses Iraqi army’s entrance into disputed city of Kirkuk

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Iraqi forces entered the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, pushing Kurdish forces out. This latest fallout from last month’s Kurdish independence vote comes as American and United Nations officials are urging both sides to resolve their differences through communication, not conflict. Daniel Serwer, a scholar with Jonhs Hopkins University’s Middle East Institute, joins CGTN’s Elaine Reyes to discuss.Detected Closed Captioning: USN UN Officials Have Urged Both Sides To Resolve Their Differences Through Communication Not Conflict And That could Be Easier Said Than Done Daniel sir Where Is A Scholar At The Middle East Institute He's Researched The Issues Of Kurta At The Kurdistan Regio... Read More
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Engineers Create Shape-Shifting Material Inspired by Octopuses

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Published on Oct 16, 2017Engineers from Cornell University recently created a material which can not only change color but also transform from 2D to 3D to fit in with its surroundings. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Wing will send burrito drones to individual homes in Australia

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Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet’s X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division’s recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Autho... Read More
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Major Security Flaw Discovered in ‘All Modern Wi-Fi Networks’

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Published on Oct 16, 2017A security expert at Belgian university KY Leuven wrote Oct. 16 he has discovered a major security flaw that leave sensitive information on all modern Wi-Fi networks vulnerable. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Why a power struggle has broken out over Kirkuk

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Two vital American allies have reignited their rivalry in Iraq. After months of simmering tensions, national military forces and militia moved to push Kurdish forces out of the disputed city of Kirkuk. Three weeks ago, the Kurds held a referendum to split from Iraq. Lisa Desjardins reports and Judy Woodruff talks with Emma Sky of Yale University and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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Enlarge this image Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say. Shannon Fagan/Getty Images hide caption toggle ca... Read More
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IndieCade 2017: going behind the scenes

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The 10th annual IndieCade Festival was earlier this month, and as in previous years, it celebrated innovation and creativity in independent games. One of the things that sets it apart is the way it’s modeled after film festivals. IndieCade is an event that celebrates the technical and artistic merits of games as a medium and also its cultural significance. “We’re talking about looking at a medium and saying, this is artistry. That’s our focus and our primary focus,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder of IndieCade, in an interview with GamesBeat. “That’s where, when we look at these games and talk about innovation — what we’re really talking about is looking for people who are adept with th... Read More
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A Mortician’s Tale dissects the stigma of death

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A Mortician’s Tale is a game about death, but it’s anything but morbid. Instead, it seeks to normalize death and to lift the stigma of talking about how different people deal with it. It’s Canadian indie studio Laundry Bear Games‘ debut, and it’s available on October 18 for PC and Mac. You play as the silent protagonist Charlotte (or Charlie, as she likes to be called), who just started work as a mortician at Rose and Daughters Funeral Home. Every day is structured in the same way: Charlie checks and reads her emails; she prepares a body according to the family’s wishes; and then she goes into the parlor to pay her respects. You interac... Read More
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Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

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The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of 22 years ending in 2032, will produce $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament, known to the public, simply, as March Madness. The NCAA distributes those billions to its conferences and universities, and that figure doesn’t include the millions splashed around by shoe companies, who play an outsized role in the success of the programs and... Read More
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Leverage meets The Handmaiden in Netflix’s K-drama White Nights

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Netflix has perfected its algorithms on me. A week ago, I was feeling dismal about my show selection, after bingeing every season of Mad Men and House of Cards. I found myself watching Lucy Liu star in Code Name: The Cleaner, a diverse yet cheesy flick where Liu doesn’t get to do much but look pretty and say sassy lines. So I started rewatching parts of the Minions movie, hoping someone had miraculously translated and subtitled King Bob’s speech from Minionese to English. But then Netflix’s recommendation engine pushed me toward a section called “Korean TV Dramas Featuring a Strong Female Lead,” which is an amazing bit of machine learning. After a few months of ... Read More
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One-legged water polo player dominates sport

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Kyle may have one leg, but it never deters his spirit or determination.Practice is about to start and the Rockford High School water polo team gathers for a short meeting on the pool deck.Kyle Dedert, 15, wears a swimsuit, holds a pair of goggles and stands on a prosthetic leg. The prosthesis is decorated with a post-apocalyptic scene from one of his favorite video games, and it is inscribed with a quote: “All limitations are self-imposed.”Check out more Humankind stories:Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ... Read More
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Texas lawmaker prevented from speaking on college campus

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Published on Oct 16, 2017Republican Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain shares his experience of being prevented from speaking at Texas Southern University. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Tacoma, Washington Firms Translate Global Success into Local Jobs and Economic Growth

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Susan Crawford is a communications specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service’s Pacific North Network  U.S. Rep. Kilmer’s District Representative Nicholas Carr presented each of the three organizations with their Certificate of Appreciation at a recent event hosted by the World Trade Center Tacoma. L-R: Nicholas Carr, James Newman of Tacoma Community College, Dennis Morris of SAFE Boats International, Diane Mooney of U.S. Commercial Service Seattle, Jason Lollar of Lollar Guitars, Inc. Three small Tacoma-area organizations prove that it is possible to look beyond U.S. borders and succeed in the global marketplace. The Wor... Read More
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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Milano, Box Office

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Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein; Actress asks if others have been harassed; 'Happy Death Day' scares off 'Blade Runner' at box office. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.... Read More
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As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated

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At the same time, China anticipated many of the questions now flummoxing governments ranging from the United States to Germany to Indonesia. Where the Russians have succeeded in turning the internet into a political weapon, China has created an effective shield.In fact, when it comes to technology, China has prospered. It has a ... Read More
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Great Neck Comic Andy Kaufman Was The Ultimate Put-on Artist

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Andy Kaufman’s Foreign Man character became the basis for Latka Gravas on the long-running comedy Taxi. The shabbily dressed, wild-eyed man was sitting quietly at a Chock full o’Nuts counter when he suddenly started banging his cup and screaming. Other customers glanced quickly at him and looked away, savvy New Yorkers knowing to avoid eye contact. A few decided it was time to get moving. No big deal. This was 1981 Manhattan. Wackos were an everyday thing. The wacko in this case was Andy Kaufman, a once shy, Jewish kid from Long Island who was then at the top of his stardom, mesmerizing audiences with the oddball characters they loved and the jerks they despised. Kaufman later ... Read More
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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

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And just as Western analysts once scoffed at the potential of the North’s nuclear program, so did experts dismiss its cyberpotential — only to now acknowledge that hacking is an almost perfect weapon for a Pyongyang that is isolated and has little to lose.The country’s primitive infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyberretaliation, and North Korean hackers operate outside the country, anyway. Sanctions offer no useful response, since a raft... Read More
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China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

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“As these companies have grown both in size and influence,” he said, “that model is no longer comfortable for the authorities.”The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported this week that Chinese internet regulators have discussed taking 1 percent stakes in Tencent Holdings, maker of the popular WeChat messaging service, and Youku Tudou, a video platform owned by the Alibaba Group, the e-commerce ... Read More
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Corner Office: Bryan Roberts of Venrock on Seeing Problems as Opportunities

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I loved problem solving as a kid. That’s probably the thread through most of my life. How do you build this? How do I get from here to there? The actual content of the problem matters less than the need to puzzle through something.Tell me more about your parents.My dad is an infectious-disease doctor, and my mom is in theater. They’re the two most polar-opposite people in the universe. My mom’s broadly intelligent, and my dad is just deeply awesome at diagnosing diseases.How have they influenced your leadership sty... Read More
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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

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Google plans to donate $1 billion to nonprofits through its charitable arm, Google.org, with the aim of addressing the gap between the skills required by modern companies and the skills that are taught in schools. Google said it was donating $10 million to Goodwill Industries, for example, for digital job training programs. Company employees also will volunteer one million hours at those nonprofits.Much like a political campaign, Google will go on the road to spread the message about its new pr... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Impacts Secure Wi-Fi Standard, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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The Analogue Super Nt is a gorgeous machine for playing your old SNES cartridges

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If you didn’t manage to get your hands on an SNES Classic Edition, soon there will be another way to play 16-bit games on your HD TV. Analogue, the company best known for its high-end NES hardware crafted from a block of aluminum, has just announced that its next console will tackle the SNES. Called the Analogue Super Nt, the device is designed to play old-school cartridges at 1080p, and it’s also significantly cheaper than the company’s previous hardware. Whereas the Analogue Nt M... Read More
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Weinstein Co., mired in sex scandal, may be up for sale

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The Weinstein Co., mired in a sex scandal, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said Monday that it is getting an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the movie studio responsible for films like “Shakespeare in Love,” and “Gangs of New York.” Co-founder Harvey Weinstein was fired by the company last week following allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The allegations span decades. The fallout has been swift, with Weinstein issuing a lengthy and seemingly tone-deaf apology while losing various honors. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revoked his membership. ... Read More
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Thousands of women share experiences of sexual assault on Twitter through #MeToo

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Women across Twitter and other social media platforms are sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment using the hashtag #MeToo, after actress Alyssa Milano suggested the idea in a post on Twitter last night. The outpouring of stories comes in the wake of several high-profile investigative reports from The New York Times and ... Read More
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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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But neutron stars are full of stuff, matter packed at the density of Mount Everest in a teacup. When neutron stars slam together, all kinds of things burst out: gamma rays, X-rays, radio waves. Something for everyone who has a window on the sky. Continue reading the main story “Joy for all,” said David Shoemaker, a physicist at the Massachusetts Ins... Read More
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For the first time, astronomers detect gravitational waves from two neutron stars colliding

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Once again, scientists have detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space and time created by objects moving throughout the Universe. And this time, the celestial signal stems from a never-before-seen event: the merger of two neutron stars. In contrast to past observations of gravitational waves, the event was also detectable by regular light telescopes, giving scientists unprecedented insight into this cosmic collision. This is because all four previous wave detections have come from the mergers of black holes, which are events that don't emit light. But these waves were created from the violent collision of two distant neutron stars, the superdense leftovers of stars after they’ve col... Read More
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Physicists Just Can’t Keep Gravitational Waves a Secret

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Some 130 million years ago, two extremely dense balls of matter collided into each other. These two neutron stars, the city-sized cores of deceased giant stars, spiraled inward and merged to become a giant fireball. In the collision, they generated a sonorous ripple in spacetime known as a gravitational wave. On August 17 this year, that ripple reached Earth. Researchers located at two different observatories—LIGO’s two detectors in Louisiana and Washington—saw the sig... Read More
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Syrian-Israeli clash sets tone for meeting of Israeli, Russian defense ministers

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TEL AVIV, Israel ― For Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Monday morning’s clash between Syrian anti-aircraft missiles and Israeli air power could not have come at a better time, just hours before a scheduled meeting in Israel with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over what Liberman is calling “the Lebanonization” of Syria. In the Oct. 16 clash, Israeli fighter jets ― deployed in what the Israeli military described as “a routine reconnaissance mission over Lebanon” ― were targeted by a Syrian SA-5 ant... Read More
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LimeBike raises $50 million to expand dockless bike-sharing

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Just a few months after launching with a $12 million seed round, dockless bike-sharing startup LimeBike announced today that it has secured a whopping $50 million to expand nationwide. Coatue Management led the investment, with participation from new investors, including GGV Capital, Bill Maris’ Section 32, Franklin Templeton Investments, AME Cloud Ventures, and Stanford’s StartX Fund. Returning investors Andreessen Horowitz and DCM Ventures also joined. The San Mateo, California-based startup provides c... Read More
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Why Investors Are Betting That Bike Sharing Is the Next Uber

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There’s a trope that foreign startups can’t innovate—they just copy ideas created in Silicon Valley. The success of China’s dockless bike-sharing startups has flipped that script, and now U.S. companies are scrambling to catch up. Bike-sharing programs have spread across the US in recent years, but slowly. It takes time to secure government and corporate sponsorships, which cover the cost of installing expensive docks to hold the bikes, as well as credit-card payment systems. Motivate, the country’s most prominent operator, has programs in nine U.S. cities. In China, though, bike sharing has exploded seemingly overnight, thanks to an influx of venture capital and a model that eschews doc... Read More
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Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw

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Enlarge / 750,000 Estonian cards that look like this use a 2048-bit RSA key that can be factored in a matter of days.Steve Jurvetson A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules p... Read More
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Lunar Scientists Want to Hitch a Ride on America’s Next Moonshot

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At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon. At least, some day. Pence didn’t give a date, details, or even a ballpark cost during his speech at the opening of the National Space Council. But he did give a morale boost to 200 attendees (a record) at NASA’s Lunar Exploration Advisory Group, which held its annual meeting this week in Columbia, Md. These scientists hope to piggyback onto any future US moonshot so they can answer questions about the origin of the solar system, as well as test the kind... Read More
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Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’

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The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack.It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections.Experts said it could leave "the majority" of connections at risk until they are patched.The researchers added the attack method was "exceptionally devastating" for Android 6.0.The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Cert) has issued a warning on the flaw."US-Cert has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the four-way handsha... Read More
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

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LONGMONT, Colo. — In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. Vrain Valley School District. It’s there that bins of materials sit next to past projects, exposing the district’s DNA. Boxes holding glue, Popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, compasses, zip ties and rulers lie nestled inside a 6-foot-high, student-constructed rack. Behind the storage unit sits a rectangular wooden box stuffed with bicycle tires filled with Silly Putty to replicate human intestines. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike... Read More
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Samsung announces Connect Tag tracker that uses cellular IoT tech to help you find people and things

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There is no shortage of little portable tracker devices that you can attach to your keys or your dog to ensure you never lose the things that matter most to you. But Samsung has today announced the Samsung Connect Tag, one of the first mobile consumer products that uses the fledgling narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) standard to connect devices. For the uninitiated, NB-IoT licenses small amounts of LTE cellular spectrum to carry data for low-bandwidth devices. NB-IoT holds many benefits, including greater power efficiency to preserve batteries, strong coverage, support for lots of devices, and it... Read More
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Samsung Connect Tag tracks your kid or pet for up to seven days per charge

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Samsung will release a trackable tag that it says is the first consumer mobile product to use narrowband network technology (NB-IoT). Narrowband networks connect Internet of Things devices through cellular communication bands. The networks are designed for devices that use small amounts of data and power and provides the capability to securely connect to the Internet for location services. The Samsung Connect Tag provides location information b... Read More
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Scared of the City

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My girlfriend, V, and I were finishing college, with a summer to burn before the next thing, and New York beckoned. V went to the city and signed a three-month lease on the apartment of a Columbia student, Bobby Atkins, who may have been the son of the creator of the Atkins Diet, or maybe we just enjoyed imagining that he was. His place, on the southwest corner of 110th Street and Amsterdam, had two small bedrooms and was irremediably filthy. We arrived in June with a fifth of Tanqueray, a carton of Marlboro Lights, and Marcella Hazan’s Italian cookbook. Someone had left behind a spineless black plush-toy panther, manufactured in Korea, which we liberated and made ours. We were li... Read More
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The Danger of President Pence

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On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not ge... Read More
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Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

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When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses. After a few years, though, the business slowed. Stinson was then twenty-four, with two children to support. He needed something stable. As he explained over lunch recently, that meant finding a job at one of the two companies in the area that offered secure, blue-collar work. “Either I’ll be working at General Motors or I’ll be working at Steelcase by the end of the year,” he vowed in 1984. A few months later, he got a job at Steelcase, the world’s largest manufacturer of office furniture, and he’s been working at its Grand Rapids metal plant ever s... Read More
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Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping

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Aurich Lawson / ThinkstockAn air of unease set into the security circles on Sunday as they prepared for the disclosure of high-severe vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol that make it possible for attackers to eavesdrop Wi-Fi traffic passing between computers and access points. The proof-of-concept exploit is called KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. The research has been a closely guarded secret for weeks ahead of a coordinated disclosure that's scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday. An advisory the US CERT recently distributed to about 100 o... Read More
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Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

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I have studied emotional intelligence as a hobby for a long time. Until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages of us humans after artificial intelligence takes over all tasks requiring memorization and logic. Over the past few years, I’ve focused my studies on emotionally intelligent algorithms, as it is the business of my startup, Inbot. Th... Read More
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Playrix scores another big match-3 mobile game hit with Homescapes

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Russia’s Playrix has become a big mobile game player in the past couple of years. It has scored three big hits, and now, it has launched another major match-3 mobile game with Homescapes. In its first week, Homescapes had more than 7 million downloads on iOS and Android, said Igor Bukhman, cofounder of Playrix, in an interview with GamesBeat. Hits like this have enabled Playrix to become one of the top 10 mobile game companies in the world. And it’s a reminder that big ... Read More
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Inside Story – Could battle for Raqqa bring the end of ISIL in Syria?

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Syrian Democratic Forces have launched a major operation against ISIL's last stronghold in Syria. When ISIL took control of Raqqa in 2014, the Syrian city became the first to fall under the armed group's full control. ISIL fighters went on a rampage killing thousands of civilians and committing untold number of abuses. They also used the city to plan attacks overseas. Now, three years later, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have launched, what they say, is the final assault to take back Raqqa from ISIL. It's not clear how many ISIL fighters are still inside Raqqa. But an SDF spokesman says some ISIL fighters appear to be withdrawing from the city, using civilians as human s... Read More
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Neysun Mah-boubi on China’s 19th Party Congress

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CGTN talked to Neysun Mah-boubi, an expert on Chinese law and a Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's "Center for the Study of Contemporary China".Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC... Read More
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Amid Midtown’s Bustle, a Street-Level Tea Party for All

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“We have no rules, we welcome everyone,” Ms. Gannon-Graydon said. “You don’t even have to drink tea.”One thing new guests can expect is to field an ice-breaking question or two from Ms. Gannon-Graydon, who typically asks newcomers: What’s the best thing I should know about you?On a recent Thursday, about a dozen people crowded around the tables. Ms. Gannon-Graydon served both pomegranate and caramel-flavored teas, and she set out her usual fare of fruit, snacks and baked goods — on this day she was offering brownies and banana bread.... Read More
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School district pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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The book was reportedly cut from Biloxi Public Schools' eighth-grade curriculum over concerns with language used in the text.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72764/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy

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More than two-thirds of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors voted to permanently expel him.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72759/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Harvey Weinstein Has Been Kicked Out Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences That Makes Him Only The Second Known Person In Its 90 Year Existence To Be Permanently Expelled The Decision Follows Accusations Of Sexual Harassment And Assault Against The Hollywood Producer And Mogul More Than Two Dozen women Hav... Read More
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Tech Museum embraces augmented reality with Body Worlds Decoded exhibit

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Museums around the world need to use technology to hold the attention of increasingly tech-savvy children. And that’s doubly true for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The museum in the heart of Silicon Valley is opening a 5,000-square-feet exhibit on October 15 that uses groundbreaking augmented reality technology to bring it all to live. The Body Worlds Decoded installation is a permanent exhibit of “plastinated human bodies,” or a spin off of the popular Body Worlds exhibi... Read More
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Astronaut Scott Kelly’s book is the closest you’ll get to experiencing space yourself

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If you’ve ever wondered what space smells like, think about sparklers on the Fourth of July. “Slightly burned, slightly metallic” is how former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly describes it in his new book Endurance, about his year in space. Between 2015 and 2016, Kelly spent 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS) — the longest any American has ever spent in free fall around our planet. The purpose of the mission was to study how long periods in zero gravity ... Read More
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Taking a knee: NFL as a platform for race politics – The Listening Post (Feature)

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When Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, took a knee in protest last year, sport fans, the media, and Americans in general, did not quite know what to make of it.Soon, other NFL football players were also taking a knee during the national anthem, to draw attention to police brutality against African-Americans and racial inequality in the US.Black Americans are three times more likely to get shot by police than whites are, and are considerably more likely to be shot while unarmed. In most cases, those pulling the trigger are never convicted of a crime.But that message has been hijacked - or at least overshadowed - by US President Donald Trump, who wants the protesting... Read More
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What Laptop Should I Buy? The Best Laptops for Every Need

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The Dell XPS 13 (non-touch) is the best Windows ultrabook for most people. It packs a beautiful screen, incredible battery life, and a solid keyboard and trackpad into a laptop smaller and lighter than Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. ... Read More
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Roz Chast Is New Yorkier Than You

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Since 1978 she has written fuzzy, anxiety-fueled cartoons for The New Yorker about the insecurities of New York life: the “Bad Mom” trading cards (“#61: Deborah Z. Has never even TRIED to make Play-Doh from scratch”), the Cab of Guilt taxi recording (“This is your mother, reminding you that if you don’t buckle up I will kill myself”). Equal parts schadenfreude and inadequacy, with a seasonin... Read More
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William Lombardy, Chess Grandmaster Turned Priest, Dies at 79

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But he came of age in the shadow of Bobby Fischer, the phenomenon out of Brooklyn six years his junior. Virtually all the sponsorship money and support available for American players went to Mr. Fischer.Photo Mr. Lombardy, left, at a news conference at the world championship in 1972, with Paul Marshall, center, lawyer for the United States chess team, and Fred Cramer, Bobby Fischer’s representative.... Read More
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The Neediest Cases Fund: Tradition of Helping Neediest Cases Inspires Readers to Give Back

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Sunday is the start of the 106th annual New York Times Neediest Cases Fund campaign. The fund began the year after Adolph S. Ochs, the publisher of The New York Times, gave money to a homeless man for shelter and new clothes on Dec. 25, 1911. The ... Read More