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Tempo Storm’s latest esports sponsor is Red Bull

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Esports team Tempo Storm announced today that it’s partnered with Red Bull. Its other sponsors include companies such as the technology company Nvidia, along with livestreaming platform Twitch and its subsidiary, Curse, which produces voice over internet protocol tools an... Read More
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Microsoft database for tracking critical bugs internally was hacked in 2013

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(Reuters) — Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe an... Read More
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SDF’s capturing of ISIL’s Raqqa came at cost of city’s destruction

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the US, have announced the capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.SDF spokesmen announced the takeover of the strategic Syrian city on Tuesday after a final battle at a sports stadium where ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , made its final stand.AbdalAziz Alhamza, the co-founder of 'Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently' - a campaign launched by a group of non-violent activists in Raqqa to expose the atrocities committed there, talks to Al Jazeera that the SDF's offensive was carried out disregarding civilian life."It turned out that the city was comp... Read More
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Al Jazeera World – The Beirut Spy: Shula Cohen – Al Jazeera World

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When Shula Cohen was arrested for espionage in 1961, Beirut society was shocked.How could such an elegant, classy high society woman turn out to be an Israeli spy?Shulami 'Shula' Cohen was born of Jewish parents in Argentina and grew up in Israel. At 16, she was married off to a wealthy Lebanese Jewish businessman, Josef Kishik, and moved to Beirut. It's not entirely clear how Cohen, codenamed 'The Pearl' became a spy for the Jewish Agency and then for the Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, when it was formed in December 1949.One theory is she'd always wanted to be involved in the building of Israel. Another is that she was recruited in Jerusalem and her marriage to Kishik was ... Read More
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Google Home speakers now let you control YouTube TV with your voice

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Google continues to add more media and smart speaker integrations across its growing number of hardware and software products, and today YouTube TV support has arrived. Now, if you have a Google Home speaker — that includes the new Home Mini and Home Max that were announced earlier this month — you can use your voice to control YouTube TV broadcasts. You will, of course, need the YouTube TV app to be running on a Chromecast hooked up to your TV. For those who may be unaware, ... Read More
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Syrian fighters capture ISIL’s self-proclaimed capital in Syria

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the US, have announced the capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.SDF spokesmen announced the takeover of the strategic Syrian city on Tuesday after a final battle at a sports stadium where ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , made its final stand.Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Redbox starts offering Switch game rentals

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Redbox, the company behind those movie and game-renting machines you see outside of grocery stores and Walmarts, is starting to offer Switch games. Right now this is just for select cities: Seattle, San Antonio and Portland, Oregon. But it could expand across the U.S. if the Switch games prove popular in those locations. After the collapse of traditional renting stores like Blockbuster, Redbox’s kiosks took over as the primary way Americans pay for short-term movies and games. The inclusion of Switch titles is another sign of outside companies getting on board with Nintendo’s home cons... Read More
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Google Calendar for web gets a refresh and more meeting information in G Suite

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Google is giving its Calendar web app a bit of a spit-shine today in addition to rolling out a bunch of new features for G Suite users. The new Google Calendar borrows from the existing native mobile app. It now sports a cleaner color palette and a responsive layout that automatically adjusts to whatever screen you’re on. ... Read More
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ZTE’s Axon M has two screens and a hinge

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When you think of a flip phone, you’re probably thinking of a simple phone from a decade ago that could place phone calls and maybe send a text or two. You probably aren’t thinking of a device like ZTE’s new Axon M, which is a full-featured smartphone that happens to have not one, but two full-size displays. Oh yeah, and there’s a hinge that connects the two displays, making the Axon M a flip phone of sorts. On the surface, the Axon M is a fairly run-of-the-mill Android smartphone. Its front screen is a 5.2-inch, 1080p panel, it has last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera. But flip the phone over and there’s an identical 5.2-inch display on the back, ... 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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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 ships on November 16: 13.5-inch for $1,499 and 15-inch for $2,499

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Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Book 2, available for the first time in two sizes: a 13.5-inch, like its predecessors, starting at $1,499 and a new 15-inch, the largest Surface laptop yet, starting at $2,499. Both feature up to 17 hours of battery life, a USB-C port, and the latest 8th-generation Intel Quad-Core processors. Surface Book 2 will be available for preorder on November 9 and starts shipping on November 16. While the 13.5-inch for $1,499 succeeds the original Surface Book laptop released in November 2015, there’s also a 13.5-inch starting at $1,999 that succeeds ... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

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A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple. But for Panos Panay, the head of Microsoft's Surface division, nailing that story is a struggle. He can enthuse about the intricacies of the updated hardware design of this powerful machine, which is designed with a snake-like hinge that allows you to remove the screen and use it as a tablet. He will tell you about its upgraded, eighth-generation quad-core Intel processors, Nvidia graphics cards, and improved ba... Read More
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Puts Desktop Brains in a Laptop Body

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Last time Microsoft released a Surface, it was the Surface Laptop, the mainstream computer in its lineup. For years, Microsoft has tried to introduce new categories into the PC market, with the Surface Pro, a tablet that's also a laptop, and a Surface Book, a laptop that's also a tablet. (They're more different t... 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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The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe from Volvo

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While Volvo has taken several steps in recent years to reinvent itself as an upscale and technological automaker, its newly created Polestar brand is about to show off how performance and electrification will work together in the future. The Polestar 1, shown Tuesday at an event in Shanghai, will go on sale in mid-2019 as a limited production sports coupe that will be the first of three new cars dedicated to Volvo’s new performance division. But the Polestar 1 is about what’s under the skin. Volvo pledged to introduce only electrified vehicles from 2019, and that also includes the Polestar models. Therefor... Read More
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Garmin’s Speak puts Alexa-powered navigation in your car

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Mobile navigation device company Garmin has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. It’s the first product to give Alexa mapping capabilities, which is one of the things that other in-car Alexa solutions (such as those from Ford) have been missing. The device is compact, measuring 1.5 inches with an LED light ring and an OLED display that has four arrows to help guide the driver to the correct lane while on the road. It also features spoken turn-by-turn directions. With the Alexa integration, users can ask for news briefings, weather forecasts, t... Read More
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DJI opens drone arena in Tokyo for enthusiasts to test their flying skills

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Drone giant DJI has opened a new arena in Japan for hobbyists and more hardcore enthusiasts to test their flying skills in a fully equipped space. The DJI Arena in Tokyo is the second such facility after the company opened one in South Korea last August. While the arena sports a retail store and technical support staff, the new DJI hub is designed to enable anyone to fly their machines in a completely safe environment with nets and a customizable circuit for practicing loops and rolls. ... Read More
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DailyNational.com Sports Editor Mike Bako discusses the sneaker resell market

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Published on Oct 16, 2017CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo discussed the sneaker resell market with DailyNational.com Sports Editor Mike Bako. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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The Evil Within 2 review — a survival horror game without enough horror

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While The Evil Within 2 doesn’t reinvent the survival-horror wheel, it’s a fairly enjoyable experience. Tango Gameworks developed it and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim publisher Bethesda is distributing it. It picks up three years after the events of 2014’s The Evil Within and plunges (now retired) detective Sebastian Castellanos into yet another virtual nightmare. This time, he’s searching for his daughter Lily, who was kidnapped and installed as the core. As in the first game, STEM is the culprit. It’s a system that connects thousands of people’s minds using a core mind (in this case, Lily) to host them. While hooked up to STEM, everyone can live in a simulated town called Union, which is supposed to be a kind of subur... Read More
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Everything You Need to Know About the Latest FIFA Rankings

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Published on Oct 16, 2017FIFA released its latest world rankings Oct. 16, and Germany maintained its firm grasp on the top spot with the Dec. 1 World Cup draw fast approaching. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captionin... Read More
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Conjuring Divinity: Original Sin 2 on my smartphone is why I love PC gaming

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I spent Sunday playing the PC role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin 2 — except I wasn’t anywhere near my desktop. Instead, I was playing the excellent fantasy adventure on my smartphone with an Xbox One controller. I was able to do this thanks to a handful of magical technologies and the open nature of the PC. Let me start by confirming that this setup works well as long as I’m on my home network. I’ll explain how it all works (it’s simple), but I think it’s an excellent way to play a lot of PC games without having to chain yourself to your desk. I stream the game to my Sam... Read More
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Dodgers win in a nail-biter, plus more sports highlights

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It was a wild weekend on the baseball diamond and on the gridiron. The Dodgers beat the Cubs in dramatic fashion, while the Kansas City Chiefs lost their first game of the season. CBS Sports writer Bill Reiter has those stories and more.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... 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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Xbox One fall update offers more personalization for gamers

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Microsoft has launched its fall update for the Xbox One’s user interface, offering more personalization for gamers and what they see when they log into the game console. Mike Ybarra, corporate vice president of Xbox platform engineering, said in a blog post that the team worked hard to deliver the update. Microsoft teased the fall update back in August, showing off the new Home, Guide and Community tabs. The company absorbed the feedback and it is delivering more personalization options for players. You can no... Read More
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The Xbox One is getting a major update today, including a faster dashboard

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Microsoft has been gradually improving its Xbox One dashboard to make the experience a lot faster to use. While the original Xbox One launched with Kinect and voice controls, much of the navigation with a controller was slow and clunky. Microsoft started addressing some of those performance issues with some updates earlier this year, but today’s Xbox One dashboard goes a step further. Microsoft is once again moving the guide so it’s ordered horizontally. You can switch between different sections using the Xbox controller bumpers or left thumbstick and d-pad. Sign-in, achievements, parties / ... Read More
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Legislator Birnbaum Sponsors Pedestrian Safety Seminar

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(MINEOLA, NY) –Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) is pleased to sponsor a pedestrian safety seminar which will provide information to the public to help keep pedestrians and drivers safe. Nassau County Traffic Safety Educator Chris Mistron along with the Nassau County Police Department will be conducting this program on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village of Great Neck Plaza Village Hall located at 2 Gussack Plaza in Great Neck. For more information, please contact Legislator Birnbaum’s office at 516-571-6210. PHOTO CAPTION: Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum ... Read More
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Overwatch now has 35 million players for Blizzard’s online team shooter

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Blizzard Entertainment announced today that its team-based shooter Overwatch has passed the 35 million players mark. Overwatch launched in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Overwatch hit the 30 million player milestone in April. Blizzard’s number is for total players, not active ones. So 5 million people bought Overwatch in about the last six months. While sales aren’t moving at the insane pace they did during its first year... Read More
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Supreme Court won’t nullify Google trademark in “genericide” challenge

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EnlargeLeon Neal/Getty Images The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a petition asserting that the term "google" has become too generic and therefore unqualified for trademark protection. Without comment, the justices set aside a legal challenge claiming that Google had fallen victim to "genericide" and should no longer be trademarked. A lawsuit claimed the word "google" had become synonymous with the term "s... Read More
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Tech Tip: How to Get Cortana to Keep Track of Your Favorite Teams

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Q. How do I make the Windows Cortana program on my PC collect news and scores for specific sports teams?A. You can set Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for Windows 10 desktop and mobile systems, to keep track of your favorite teams — but you first need to tell the program which teams to follow. You can provide this information in the Cortana's Notebook. In addition t... Read More
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Nobody Thinks About eBay

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“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like nobody else because you aren’t like anyone else,” covered walls. On television — including during the NBA finals, in which local heroes the Golden State Warriors would ultimately clinch the title — ads featured footage of brown boxes rolling down a warehouse roller conveyer. Text on the screen read, “When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?” before flashing dramatic shots of... Read More
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Supreme Court to decide if US has right to data on world’s servers

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Enlarge / Front row from left, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch pose for a group portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court.Alex Wong/Getty Images The S... Read More
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Hobby Lobby to open second LI store

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Hobby Lobby, the popular national crafts and home decor chain, is opening another Long Island store. The Oklahoma City-based retailer leased the 46,400-square-foot former Pathmark store in the Kohl’s shopping center at 2060 Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore. It will be the second Long Island location for Hobby Lobby, following one in Commack that opened three months ago. Hobby Lobby’s 43,000-square-foot Commack location in King Kullen Plaza had been occupied by Sports Authority, which closed last year as part of the company’s bankruptcy. ... Read More
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RumbleMonkey expands beta to let Hearthstone gamers compete for real money

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RumbleMonkey has created a platform that let gamers play their favorite games like Blizzard’s Hearthstone for real money winnings. And today, the company is opening up its beta test to allow more Hearthstone players to join the action. Seattle-based RumbleMonkey is betting that esports competition gets more interesting when the stakes are higher. The new beta version has a suite of new features, including an improved a user interface, better funds management, and upgraded usability. “The expansion of our beta is an important moment for RumbleMonkey and our users,” said RumbleMonkey CEO Jacob Rapoport, in a statement. “Right from the star... Read More
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Huge new screen in London’s Picadilly Circus will display ads based on nearby cars and people

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A huge new screen installed in London's iconic Picadilly Circus will track cars and people who pass by to display targeted ads. As first spotted by Wired, the 790 square meter screen can produce 281 trillion different colors from 11 million pixels spaced 8 millimeters apart. It will be the largest display of its type — about the size of four tennis courts — in Europe when it’s switched on later this month. Landsec, the company that owns the screen, says it features recognition technology that... Read More
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South Park: The Fractured but Whole review — better combat saves the day

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South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of the best licensed games I’ve ever played. The turn-based role-playing adventure perfectly captured the look and humor of the cartoon. I can say the same for its sequel, The Fractured but Whole, which comes out on October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. I played the game on my PlayStation 4 Pro. But this super hero-themed follow-up isn’t just a repeat. Ubisoft has added some welcome ... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: Pressure Is On for the Yankees

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Photo A lousy start for the Bronx Bombers. Credit Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports, via Reuters Good morning on this brisk Monday.After losing the first two games to ... 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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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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Menendez Trial May Hinge on a New Definition of Bribery

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The defense is scheduled to begin its case on Monday, but first Judge William H. Walls is expected to rule on a motion to dismiss it, a motion that he hinted he was considering during arguments in court about the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the corruption conviction of Bob McDonnell, a former governor of Virginia.In fact, the McDonnell decision has loomed over prosecutors throughout the Menendez trial, and Judge Walls suggested that he was leaning toward interpreting the ruling as invalidating a theory o... Read More
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Kyrgyzstan leader’s ally set to win presidential election

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Preliminary results in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election show a surprise first round victory for Sooronbai Jeenbekov, the chosen successor of Kyrgyzstan's outgoing president Almazbek Atambayev.He trailed a young and charismatic oil tycoon for much of the electoral campaign. Atambayev has pledged a peaceful and democratic transition.Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Bishkek.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe... Read More
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How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

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The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. Certainly, the idea of putting an Arkansas chicken farm on a blockchain would have seemed ludicrous. The question of when ... Read More
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Late Shift is another step toward the merging of movies and video games

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Moviegoing etiquette dictates that any cellphone use in a theater is bad form, but the film Late Shift challenges that dynamic. Viewers aren’t just encouraged to use their phones, they’re almost required to if they want to see the story progress. Late Shift, which has been making the rounds in select screenings since 2016, is an interactive film. The movie follows Matt (Joe Sowerbutts), a student coerced into joining an auction-house heist in London. Unlike a regular theatergoing experience, Late Shift progresses according to audience participation. It uses an app to guide viewers through the experience. Options to pursu... 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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Augmented intelligence helps demystify complex transportation systems

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No matter how much “rapid transit” we employ, there’s nothing rapid about traffic in big cities. Our choices today are limited — cars, public transit, taxis, and ride-sharing. They all have pros and cons, but not one of them gets people where they need to be quickly. When will technology finally be used to decrease traffic and not just increase a vehicle’s potential? Perhaps now, thanks to augmented intelligence. Augmented intelligence combines various expert resources with deep algorithms and modeling to enable computer simulations that can help city planners better understan... Read More
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Game Boss interview: Oculus’ Jason Rubin expects a Triple-A VR game from Titanfall maker

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Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to reach a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. Speaking at the fourth annual Oculus Connect event, he said that Facebook is moving VR in that direction with new models such as the $200 standalone VR headset Oculus Go and the upcoming wireless version of the Rift, dubbed Project Santa Cruz. VR’s fate likes in these new devices, as the industry fluctuates between optimism and despair. Jason Rubin, head of studios at Oculus, believes that games will be as necessary as new hardware to enticing new people into VR. That’s why Oculus is work... Read More
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Are U.S. investors interested in cryptocurrencies?

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With cryptocurrencies continuing to gain traction as an increasingly popular investment vehicle globally, my team at Investing.com wanted to gauge how interested U.S. investors are in these currencies at the moment. Looking at our data for 2017 (January – September), we put together the above infographic. What it shows is that cryptocurrency interest across the U.S. is driven by differing virtual currency regulations within each state. Interestingly enough, topping the list of states interested in digital currencies are Nevada, Texas, and New Hampshire. And perhaps this can be explained: In June, Nevada bec... Read More
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Shift in the Las Vegas shooting timeline raises questions about police response

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Las Vegas police once again revised their timeline of the shooting at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in a press conference on Friday. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas joins CBSN with the latest.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Wireless convenience is driving us to spend more on headphones

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The average price of a pair of headphones has inched past the $40 mark this year, according to new data released this week by Futuresource Consulting. We now pay an average of $42.70, which is a 14 percent rise year-on-year and maintains a trajectory of double-digit annual growth. Last summer, Futuresource reported an 11 percent rise in pricing in 2015, to a mark of $34, driven by an appetite for more advanced features. Those are things like advanced noise canceling, fitness tracking for sports buds, and the novelty of integrated assistant software (like with ... Read More
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After Syfy canceled Dark Matter, MGM wanted to save the show — and cross it over with Stargate

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Last month, when the Syfy Channel cancelled its pulpy space-opera show, Dark Matter, the show’s creator, Joseph Mallozzi, immediately began working on a way to save it. Recently, on his blog, he revealed that MGM showed some interest in picking up Dark Matter — and crossing it over with another well-known science fiction television franchise, Stargate. ... Read More
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The British Parliament is examining the loot-box model in video games

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Loot boxes in video games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War are raising a debate about business models in the gaming community, and some people are now trying to get their governments to do something about it. That has led Daniel Zeichner, a member of the British Parliament from Cambridge, to pose two questions asking what Secretary of State for digital, culture, media, and sport Karen Bradley will do to protect people from loot boxes. Both of Zeichner’s questions are online, and they come as the result of ... Read More
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The Cubs advance in the playoffs, and more sports highlights

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The Cubs win in an unusual division series and will go on to face the L.A. Dodgers in the NLCS. And in football, the NFL can't seem to keep the focus on the field. CBS Sports' Bill Reiter joins CBSN with more.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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How the Napa Fires Could Hurt 2017’s Wine Grapes

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Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa. But now, amid the charred, empty spaces that scar northern California’s winegrowing region, under skies yellowed by smoke, Goldschmidt has a race to win. Wildfires can ruin the flavor of wine grapes, a problem called smoke taint. “I’ve worked with smoke before,” Goldschmidt says. “It is not an easy thing to fix. But in m... Read More
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Cuphead sales pass 1 million in two weeks

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The fiendishly difficult run-‘n’-gun Cuphead launched two weeks ago on September 29, and developer StudioMDHR announced today that it’s now sold more than one million copies. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much!!! Cuphead has sold over one million copies!https://t.co/nHSCe3oKMo — Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) October 13, 2017 StudioM... Read More
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Why is Oculus making four different VR headsets?

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Earlier this week, Oculus doubled its VR hardware lineup, adding two new headsets alongside the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. The first is a development kit codenamed Santa Cruz, which features full motion tracking in a wireless headset. The second is Oculus Go, a mobile headset with built-in electronics instead of a phone slot. Facebook’s VR chief Hugo Barra says Go and Santa Cruz are supposed to complement the Rift and Gear VR, not replace them. At a time when v... Read More
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Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines target ISIS in trilateral air patrols

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have officially marked the launch of trilateral air patrols over the troubled waters of the Sulu Sea, with a ceremony held at Malaysia’s Subang Air Base and attended by the defense ministers of all three countries. Known as the Trilateral Air Patrol, or TAP, it follows the launch of maritime patrols by the three nations that began in June. It is an additional aspect of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement between the Southeast Asian nations. ... Read More
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ProBeat: Facebook ramps up its VR price war

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In July, there was a single week when Facebook’s Oculus cut prices for its Rift VR headset and Touch controller to $400 for a limited time, a rumor suggested a $200 standalone Oculus VR headset was coming next year, and the company made the aforementioned two-product bundle permanent, promising to make $500 the regular price once the deal was over. At the time, I declared Facebook wanted to start a VR price war. In Augu... Read More
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Rosenberg: ‘Privatizing’ air traffic control needs marketing campaign

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You don’t need to be a passenger departing JFK to be concerned about whether New York’s air traffic controllers are on their game. You just need to be a Long Islander. At any given hour, there are thousands of lives speeding overhead, sitting in aircraft separated by invisible electronic boundaries that should keep airliners separated by adequate distance and height. Still, with all the technology baked into the process, it is up to the FAA air traffic controllers looking at radars in Westbury and Islip to keep everyone safe and safely separated in our region, whether you are in the air or beneath the final approach paths. That is why every Long Islander should be carefully listening to the current debate about whether ... Read More
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Grand Theft Auto Online’s new land, sea, and air races make for a mad, mad, mad, mad world

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Grand Theft Auto Online‘s next update, Transform Races, is coming out on October 17. It will add races where you can instantly transition to different vehicle types. So you could start in a car, go to a boat mid-race, and then finish in a plane. Grand Theft Auto Online is the multiplayer component of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. Despite coming out in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V was the ... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Optimism and despair over VR at Oculus Connect

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, injected a dose of optimism into the crowd at the Oculus Connect event this week at the San Jose Convention Center when he set a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. That’s reassuring in a way, since the Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, and other virtual reality products haven’t set the world on fire since launching in the spring of 2016. Zuckerberg unveiled a $200 wireless Oculus Go headset, and showed that his company was doubling down on Oculus, which ... Read More
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How to use Movies Anywhere to stream your film collection on every device

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Disney has created the buy once, watch everywhere movie service that consumers have always wanted. The company has managed to rally support from a number of major Hollywood film studios — Paramount and Lionsgate are the major holdouts — and the end result is Movies Anywhere, a new service that promises glorious cross-platform support for (almost) all the digital movies that you’ve ever purchased. You’re no longer stuck watching a movie with just the video app from the company you bought it from. With Movies Anywhere, your iTunes movies... Read More
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The Best Electric Cars

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2017 Kia Soul EV: Our previous top pick, the Kia Soul EV is a comfortable, practical vehicle that provides a roomy, efficiently designed interior for carrying people and cargo. It gives you easy access, a comfortable seat height, and an easy-to-use infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as functions that help you maximize range and find nearby public chargers. Along with is corporate cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Soul EV provides the longest warranty in the segment: five years/60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile power train warran... Read More
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No. 249: Plain talk, the Amazon HQ thing and how to look awesome for the rest of your life

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It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and welcome new sponsor PSEG. Today is National Train Your Brain Day, meaning it’s OK to sudoku at work. Billy Joel released “52nd Street” on this day in 1978. It became the eventual record of the year. Yes, but what was the album’s top hit? Answer after the news. Going viral: Vaccine creator Codagenix, the star of Farmingdale State College’s Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, has landed a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health and another $1.5 million in private fund... Read More
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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

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Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people “high-paying technology” jobs in the tech industry. The new Woz U digital institute launches as an online only affair initially, and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech industry jobs. The curriculum covers training for computer support specialists and software developers (.Net, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and Python) for now, but will expand into other facets of the STEM realm, including cybersecurity, mobile apps, and data science. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into ye... Read More
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Et tu, Pikachu? CNN claims Russia used Pokemon Go to meddle in US election

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The global gaming sensation Pokemon Go is now being hyped as a meddling tool for Moscow in the US election. RT discussed the claims, which originated on CNN, with attorney Jennifer Breedon. She says the allegations sound more than a little far-fetched.Anissa Naouai takes a closer look at the latest claims over Russian meddling. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8porRT LIVE ... Read More
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Square Enix brings Million Arthur VR card battler to the U.S. and more

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Square Enix has brought its King Arthur-inspired digital card battler to virtual reality with Million Arthur VR: Character Command RPG. The publisher released Million Arthur VR in partnership with Vive Studios for the HTC Vive. It launched in Japan and China earlier this year, and it’s now available for $40 on Steam in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Developed by Square Enix and Gree, Inc., Million Arthur VR is a role-playing game where playe... Read More
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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

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“For 10 years, the arguments in tech were about which chief executive was more like Jesus. Which one was going to run for president. Who did the best job convincing the work force to lean in,” said Scott Galloway, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “Now sentiments are shifting. The worm has turned.”News is dripping out of Facebook, Twitter and now Google about how their ad and publishing systems were harnessed by the Russians. On Nov. 1, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the m... Read More
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Russia reportedly used Pokémon Go in an effort to inflame racial tensions

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Russia’s far-ranging campaign to promote dissension in the United States reportedly included an effort to weaponize Pokémon Go. CNN reported today that in July 2016, a Tumblr page linked to Russia’s now-notorious Internet Research Agency promoted a contest encouraging people sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement to play the game near famous sites of police brutality. Players were told to change their characters’ names to the victims of those incidents — an apparent effort to inflame racial tensions. The Tumblr page was linked to Do Not Shoot Us, a multi-platform campaign d... Read More
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NFL continues to debate response to players kneeling

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Former George W. Bush special assistant Ron Christie and Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum weigh in on whether there should be consequences for the NFL players who have begun kneeling during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality against African Americans.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Spintires: MudRunner trailer shows off the ultimate turf-wrecking truck sim

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I can come up with a million things I like about games, but No. 1 on that list is realistic terrain deformation. That’s a nerdy way of saying I love the tracks the giant trucks leave behind in vehicle simulator Spintires. Now, developer Saber Interactive is preparing to unleash Spintires: MudRunner, an “ultimate” version of the game with additional vehicles, upgraded visuals, and more accurate physics. ... Read More
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Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies’ prices, rivals say

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ComcastComcast is increasingly making demands in TV programming contract negotiations that would force its smaller rivals to raise their minimum cable TV prices, a lobby group for small cable companies told the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. The American Cable Association (ACA), which represents nearly 800 small and medium-sized cable operators, asked the FCC to investigate the practice and prohibit it under its program access rules. The issue relates to Comcast's ownership of regional sports networks that are marketed under the... Read More
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No. 248: Cancer, flu and Alzheimer’s progress, less Time and please squeeze from the bottom

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Happy Wednesday: Welcome new readers Bob, Craig, Gita, Phil and Elissa. Happy to have you all aboard. John Rand received a patent for the collapsible toothpaste tube on this day in 1841. “Saturday Night Live” premiered in 1975 with George Carlin as guest host. Happy birthday Henry John “57 Flavors” Heinz. Leave the driving to them: Entrepreneur Kevin Bowker was schlepping a vanload of pals to a craft beer event one day, when inspiration hit. Transportation. Today, Bowker’s Tapped Enterprises runs a growing fleet of buses that get beer and wine tourists there and safely back again. (Sure ... Read More
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VY Esports raises funding for esports brand matchmaking platform

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VY Esports has raised a round of funding for an esports platform that automates and simplifies the process of getting brands to sponsor esports teams and events. Santa Monica, California-based VY Esports wants to bridge the gap between brands and esports. It will do so by creating a platform where big brands can invest in advertising for multiple events or teams. Market researcher Newzoo estimates that esports will be a $1.5 billion market by 2020. “The question is what stops the big media brands and non-endemic... Read More
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is so big that it’s overwhelming

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to 2014’s Shadow of Mordor, is in many ways a prototypical video game sequel. Its main goal is simply to give you more. A vastly larger world, a wider range of weapons and abilities, and more ways to interact with the dark realm of Mordor. It’s bigger in just about every sense of the word. At the same time, it retains much of what made the original so good, namely its tight stealth action and unique “nemesis” system, which turns otherwise forgettable orcs into deadly and memorable enemies. But in the quest to add more, the developer... Read More
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The 2018 Honda Odyssey turns the screens on your passengers

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Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. The sounds of shrieking and yelling in a car shouldn’t be ... Read More
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How The U.S. Men Missed The World Cup, And What It Means For Soccer In America

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Enlarge this image A raucous crowd cheers for Team USA during a Tuesday, July 1, 2014 World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Belgium at a public viewing party in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. For many fans during next year's U.S.-free World Cup, it'll be just another day in the office. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption... Read More
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Midair takes flight

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Presented by Intel “You don’t get 20 volunteers because they’re doing the same thing, you get 20 volunteers because they’re doing things that are important to their life.” Chris Matthews, CEO at Archetype Studios, clearly gets where games like this need to be. And by “like this”, he’s referring to the jetpack shooter, a genre that really launched with Tribes and, ahem, ascended with Tribes Ascend. The format is typical to most PC shooters, but the physics mechanics of skiing and sliding and jumping create a truly different kind of environment, and one that requires different skills to execute effectively. “We grew up on this stuff,” says Matthews, and that passion led to a ne... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Seeking a virtual reality tabletop

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This week, a friend of mine said he wanted to be able to play games like Dungeons & Dragons at a virtual table. Oh, no problem, I said — check out Roll20, an app that helps people gather for role-playing games online. But then he said, “No, I mean virtual as in virtual reality.” Well, duh, I thought. I should’ve known that. But my friend has a point — role-playing experiences could be a killer app for VR. But how would it look? Experiment 7 is working on translating board games to VR with its Magic Table system — it’s done chess and is now gearing up for ... Read More
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Remedying the world’s obesity crisis

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Wednesday is World Obesity Day and the World Obesity Federation says nearly a third of the world is overweight. The rate of childhood obesity in particular is rising at alarming levels. Joining CBSN to talk about this growing epidemic is Dr. Michael Rosenbaum, Columbia University professor of pediatric medicine.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War review — a grind as epic as its story

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Any review of Middle-earth: Shadow of War has to acknowledge that it is a monumental achievement from developer Monolith and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It’s a huge open world that I have enjoyed exploring over the past dozen days, and I could easily see myself spending many more hours exploring. It is full of new characters, new stories, and new adventures that take place in the 60 years between the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Monolith has done a great job fleshing out the culture of the flesh-eating Orcs of Mordor. That said, I found some sticky issues that the... Read More
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3 reasons why VR’s killer app will be collaborative

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Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are game-changers for the enterprise, enabling real-time remote collaboration experiences that were simply not possible before. While these technologies have not yet gained traction at a mass-market level, they hold great promise as the most practical use case for immersive technologies. Skeptics correctly point out that VR lacks a “killer app,” such as the Halo franchise that helped establish the Xbox Live service as a dominant force in online console gaming. They may be justified in their criticism. Indeed, according to a ... Read More
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Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a stude... Read More
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Facebook’s coming blockchain problem

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Much has been written about the Russia-Facebook advertising scandal of 2017. The episode has revealed the first (and maybe only) achilles heel for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His profit-making machine depends on being one of the two main outlets (the other being Google) where the world spends its $500 billion+ in advertising dollars. Yet, as we saw earlier this year with Google’s ... Read More
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Serial Cleaner is bringing its indie stealth action to the Switch later this year

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Indie studio iFun4all announced today that it’s bringing Serial Cleaner to the Nintendo Switch at some point before the end of the year. Serial Cleaner launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in July. The Switch has been a success since it launched in March, and the home console/portable hybrid is quickly becoming a haven for indie games. Hits like the retro side-scroller Shovel Knight and the farming simulator ... Read More
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Full Frame Close Up: Chow for Thought

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Food is sustenance, but it is also a vehicle for social change. The Museum of Food and Drink in New York has dedicated itself to celebrating the historical and cultural impact of food. Their first exhibit," Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant" shows how food helped a community survive.In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was put in place by the U.S. government. The law banned immigration from China and caused distress for many Chinese people living in America. How did the Chinese who were stranded between two worlds behind survive? They turned to food. Many of the Chinese immigrants opened restaurants and catered to non-Chinese diners, building a bridge between their Chinese culture and their A... Read More
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

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Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration. The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks and Microsoft — filed a brief Wednesday encouraging the high court to take up the issue. They want the court to take a case out of Georgia in which a gay woman who worked as a hospital security officer says she was harassed and punished for dressing in a male uniform and wearing her hair short. Jameka Evans, who worked at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah from ... Read More
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Hori’s new miniature PS4 controller looks adorable

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Do you think the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller is too big? Then Hori’s new adorable-looking Wired Mini Gamepad might just be the controller for you. The miniature controller works like a regular DualShock, with all the buttons and triggers that you’d expect. Even the touch pad is there, sort of: there’s a dedicated button to simulate a click on top of the controller, and a “TP” button on the bottom that lets you use control sticks to simulate the gestures. And while it’s a wired controller, the cord is three meters long (or just sh... Read More
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Hulu adds a simple, straightforward channel guide to live TV on the web

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Six months after launching its live TV service, Hulu is acknowledging that the completely redesigned app introduced alongside it still has plenty of room for improvement. The company has made numerous updates to the user experience since May; Hulu now does a better job of highlighting new episodes and surfacing important live events like sports games. But today it’s making another move: the web version of Hulu’s live TV player is getting a very straightforward channel guide. “One of our key learnings from our Live TV viewers is that our live content feels, at times, hidden or harder to get to t... Read More
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Rift Core 2.0 is coming with new Dash and improved Home for Oculus devices

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Oculus announced during its Oculus Connect 4 event today that Rift Core 2.0, the new built-in software user-interface programs for the company’s virtual reality hardware, will go into beta in December as a free update. Rift Core 2.0 includes a revamped Home and Dash. Home is now a customizable 3D space that you can decorate (which is giving me flashbacks to the ill-fated PlayStation Home). It makes your Home experience more, we... Read More