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Blue Reflection doesn’t reflect well on the JRPG scene

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Puberty is a heckuva drug. But no matter how hard it is to be a normal teenager, no one has it tougher than the teens in Japanese role-playing games. Blue Reflection is the latest JRPG from publisher Koei Tecmo and its subsidiary, Gust Studios, and it features a lot of melodramatic youths and girls with secret magic powers. It’ll be available in North America on September 26 for PC and PlayStation 4. Although Blue Reflection stars a lot of magical girls wielding swords and flinging spells, when I played the demo, it lacked the actual magic you get when a story really clicks. It relies too much on tropes, including that of magical girls — girls who fight evil with sparkles and magic, often while wearing frilly get-ups — which... Read More
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5 ways VR is making the real estate business better for everyone

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There’s great optimism associated with the promise of VR, and revenues from this industry are expected to reach $13 billion in this year. Despite the optimism, widespread adoption of VR has remained elusive. For real estate, however, the potential of VR is being reality quickly. VR is a newcomer to a real estate industry heavily focused on customer experience and ease of access. There exist many pain points in real estate that VR solves for renters and investors. These include buying or renting a property sight unseen... Read More
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Uber says it will continue to ban white supremacists from its platform

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Charleston startup wants to help women find and keep developer jobs

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Despite ongoing initiatives to boost women and minority tech entrepreneurs, the diversity gap remains tough to close in the tech industry. While the barrier of entry, including access to education, has opened the doors of STEM fields to more people, retention of women is at an all-time low. In the high-tech industry, women’s quit rate, at 41, is almost twice as high as men’s, according to a recent study. Employers have issues retaining female employees partly because they were less likely to be offered opportunities for training and development, as well receiving less support from managers. ... Read More
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The risks of the Fed keeping interest rates too low for too long

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Published on Aug 17, 2017Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian on tax reform, Federal Reserve policy and investing in this market environment. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Destination Long Island: August 25-31

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TESLA EXHIBIT AT THE WARD MELVILLE HERITAGE ORGANIZATION This interactive exhibit offers the chance to get to know the brilliance of inventor Nikola Tesla. The exhibit features a replica of the Tesla laboratory at Shoreham, as well as a signed “founder’s edition” Tesla Roadster – the ninth one off the assembly line. And, on Aug. 27, Dr. Sebastian White, the physicist who is also the great-grandson of noted architect Stanford White – and one of Tesla’s original investors – will speak about Tesla and his connection with both Long Island cultural figures and the international scientific community. The exhibit runs through Sept. 4. (Ward Melville Heritage Organization. Stony Brook. 631-689-5888.) ... Read More
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How to watch this month’s meteor shower and solar eclipse

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Get ready to see two of the most spectacular cosmic events of this year. This is how to watch the meteor shower and solar eclipse of August, 2017.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy is a triumphant achievement in fantasy literature

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Volvo thinks we should watch the solar eclipse from our cars, which is an awful idea

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Researcher seeks to boost Native Americans’ STEM studies

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The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement program at Stony Brook University to improve STEM teaching to Native Americans. This is the second grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that Stony Brook has announced in a few days, following a $1 million grant to study how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging human beings. The STEM grant will be used to fund a program titled “Transcending Barriers to Success: Connecting Indigenous Knowledge to Science,” d... Read More
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Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

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Enlarge this image People in the U.S. who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks — but VPNs are often insecure. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stuar... Read More
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Serverless launches open source Event Gateway to tie cloud functions together

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There’s a new open source tool in town for tying different event-driven functions together. Serverless, a startup that builds tools for building applications without having to worry about underlying infrastructure, announced a new Event Gateway project today that provides developers with a platform-agnostic tool for passing events from one program to another. Event Gateway combines two different sets of functionality: an API gateway that lets developers monitor and manage connections between different applications, and a publish-subscribe (Pub/Sub) service that is designed to route information from one to another. What that means is a developer can c... Read More
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Twitter partners with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s eclipse

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How author Sylvain Neuvel finds the human heart in his giant robot thrillers

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This NASA satellite is ready to go space after having its broken antenna replaced

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LGBT housing plan moves forward

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The Town of Islip’s Planning Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a zoning change that will pave the way for an LGBT-friendly affordable housing development in Bay Shore. The proposed 70,000-square-foot development will bring 75 rental apartments to a 2-acre site on the corner of Park Avenue and Mechanicsville Road, just down the block from the Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road station. The project, first pitched four years ago, has a new developer, Levittown-based D&F Development, which is working in concert with the Long Island LGBT Network and the Long Island Housing Partnership. The apartments will be restricted to people, aged 55 and over, who meet the income eligibility requirements that are yet to be establishe... Read More
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Maritime Trade Partnership Leads to Big Returns for Small Businesses

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By Patrick Morris, Intern, Office of Strategic Partnerships The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Global Marine Technology Team has been working since 2010 to help grow U.S. exports of marine technology. This specialized team helps U.S. marine technology companies take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities and engage in partnerships with U.S. maritime industry leaders. A mutual interest to support U.S. marine technology exports has forged a notable Strategic Partnership between ITA and The Maritime Alliance (TMA) that is yielding big wins for small businesses. ... Read More
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All the ways you’re wearing contact lenses wrong

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For New York’s Teen Ecologists, Even the Cemetery Is a Laboratory

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On a recent Friday morning, a few feet from Abby C. Bradbury’s tombstone in Green-Wood Cemetery, two young women struggled to attach a hand-size black box to an Eastern redbud. They aimed the device—a motion-sensitive digital camera with a fifty-metre range, set inside a waterproof casing—at a field lined with privet hedges. Grackles called in the intermittent rain as irritable drivers pounded their horns along Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue. The box kept slipping down the slight tree’s trunk. A cemetery patrol car pulled up. “Can I be nosy? What is that?” the guard asked. “A camera trap,” Nzinga Stewart, an undergraduate at Fordham University, replied. “For what?” “For tracking small mammals,... Read More
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Nothing to fear, unless you’re a radiological terrorist

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Pay no attention to that imposing fleet of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and New York State Naval Militia vessels massing off the East End. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to know that the sudden buildup of maritime forces – and the presence of some 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies, many specializing in radiological detection – is proactive, not reactive. Cuomo’s office on Wednesday announced the start of “Operation Blue Trident,” a multi-agency training exercise focused not only on radiological detection, but navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance and environmental mon... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $10 million for Installation of Clean, Energy Efficient Air Source Heat Pumps for Homes and Businesses

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Increased Use of Technology Will Reduce Energy Costs and Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Long Island, NY - August 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced the availability of $10 million for the installation of program-qualified air-source heat pump systems (ASHPs) in homes and businesses across New York State. Part of a larger statewide strategy focused on renewable heating and cooling, this initiative is the first component of an ASHP sales and training program aimed at increasin... Read More
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HashiCorp and Microsoft team up on Terraform infrastructure provisioning

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HashiCorp and Microsoft announced today that the two organizations will be working together on integrating the popular Terraform infrastructure management software with the Azure cloud platform. It’s a move by Microsoft that could help with adoption of its cloud platform, especially by enterprises that are the bread and butter of the tech giant’s customer base. Terraform allows developers to provision compute infrastructure using code across both on-premises and cloud environments. This system can help businesses simplify what could otherwise be a more convoluted task. “What we’re embarking on here is really a multi-year commitment to building out full resource coverage for Azure so our joint customers can confident... Read More
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Billboard Hot 100 Fest Returns to Jones Beach This Weekend

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Positioned in the prime time of festival season, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is coming back to the Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 19-20 for the third year in a row. The pop festival will feature headliners Demi Lovato, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, Major Lazer and Zedd and also give a platform for popular new artists such as Ugly God, Lil Yachty, LAUV and Whethan. “The Island deserved its own two-day festival, a standalone two-day festival,” said John Amato, President of Billboard and Long Island resident. “I think it’s very important and getting it here for three years is something I’m very proud of because I’m a resident.” The festival, which is expected to draw 15,000 fans each day, is ... Read More
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NASA to livestream balloon flight during eclipse

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NASA is using balloons to send bacteria into the stratosphere. The test will see how something that lives on Earth responds to the conditions.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71407/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Malala Yousafzai can add Oxford to her illustrious resume

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Published on Aug 17, 2017She's just 20-years-old and already a Nobel Peace Prize winner and worldwide human rights icon. Now, Malala Yousafzai will have one more prestigious line for her bio. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Tesla Science Center to Host Film Screening of “Tower to the People”

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On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural center in Stony Brook.The Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” on Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM. Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker Stony Brook, NY - August 17, 2017 - On Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 PM, the Tesla Science Center will host a film screening of “Tower to the People” at the Ward Melville Educational & Cultural ce... Read More
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How Will California’s Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?

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Like many thrifty business owners, officials at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina, were banking on reducing their carbon footprint and saving money when they installed rooftop solar panels during a big expansion in 2015. In fact, since the panels went up, the zoo has saved more than $8,500 on its electric bill by using less energy from South Carolina’s fossil fuel power plants. But at 2:41 pm on Monday, August 21, their solar panels will go dark as the shadow of... Read More
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How to avoid crashing your car during the eclipse

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Total War: Warhammer II hands-on: The Skaven rats are dangerous vermin

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In The Creative Assembly‘s new strategy game, we’ll find out if the rats will inherit the Earth. The Sega-owned developer has revealed the Skaven, a rat-like, fourth playable race in Total War: Warhammer II, which Sega will launch on Steam on the PC on September 28. I attended a preview event where I was able to play the beginning of the Skaven single-player campaign in Warhammer II. By playing, I learned that the Skaven can put tremendous pressu... Read More
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Malala Yousafzai going to Oxford University

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At just 20 years old, Malala Yousafzai is a United Nations messenger of peace and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71405/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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St. Paul’s 3-step plan to become a better place for tech

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I have been fortunate over the past several months to serve on the Saint Paul Innovation Cabinet, brought together by Mayor Chris Coleman and Council Member Chris Tolbert with other leaders from the technology, innovation, economic development, real estate, and workforce development sectors. Our work has been focused on accelerating innovation sector jobs in St. Paul and identifying the strategies necessary to take the city to the next level. Through working with these leaders in our business community, I see a bright future for St. Paul. The action plan that we developed — ... Read More
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Trick Out Your Dorm With Cool Gear Even Students Can Afford

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So you’ve done the Ikea run. You have a trash can, and a laptop, and a whole bunch of hangers that will hang lonely in your closet while your clothes pile up on your floor. You want to get your place set up with all the coolest stuff, but let’s face it—you’re broke. Don’t worry. Here are a bunch of ways to kit out your dorm room or apartment for less than $40 a pop. ... Read More
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NASA’s Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

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On a Thursday afternoon in June, a 17-foot-tall rocket motor—looking like something a dedicated amateur might fire off—stood fire-side-up on the salty desert of Promontory, Utah. Over the loudspeakers, an announcer counted down. And with the command to fire, quad cones of flame flew from the four inverted nozzles and grew toward the sky. As the smoke rose, it cast a four-leaf clover of shadow across the ground. This was a test of the launch abort motor, a gadget built to carry NASA astronauts away from a rocket gone wrong. Made in Utah by a company called Orbital ATK, it's part of the ... Read More
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Today in History for August 17th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of this day in history: Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada's Yukon; Robert Fulton's steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born. (Aug. 17)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHis... Read More
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The First Tree explores family bonds and beautiful forests on its September 14 PC launch

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When you play as an animal, you might expect the game to be all about survival: the brutal long winters, the predators stalking through the tall grass. The First Tree is more of a contemplative take. It’s a third-person exploration game where you’re reuniting a fox with its family, and it’ll be out for PC and Mac on September 14. “Stories that focus on the domestic are what interest me the most, probably because that’s the part of my life which is most important,” said David Wehle, The First Tree’s lone developer and designer, in an email. “The premise of The First Tree is juxtaposing an ancient, epic story of finding the first tree on Earth with a more humble story of an estranged father and son.” As you ... Read More
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James Rice on China’s first Mars simulation base

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Published on Aug 16, 2017For more on the importance of China's Mars simulation site, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke to James Rice. He's a planetary scientist working on the Mars Exploration Rover Project. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Nicki Viall discusses the upcoming–and unusually visible–solar eclipse

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CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Nicki Viall, a researcher at the U.S. space agency NASA, about the upcoming--and unusually visible--solar eclipse.... Read More
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Why this year’s total eclipse is a bright opportunity for science

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A dazzling spectacle will grace the United States from coast to coast on Monday, when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the science and what to expect as millions plan to witness a out-of-this-world eclipse.... Read More
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How to watch the solar eclipse if you don’t have special glasses

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Solar eclipse glasses are selling out all over the place in anticipation of the event on August 21, 2017. But there's another, cheaper option to view it in case you aren't able to snag a pair before the big day. For more information about the eclipse and viewing tips check out NASA's eclipse website.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: ... Read More
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Extraterrestrial Superstorms | Space Time

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Earth has its share of monster storms, but even our most powerful hurricanes are a breeze compared to the great, planet-sized tempests of the gas giants. Get 15% off your next purchase at https://www.legalzoom.com/spacetime. ... not a law firm or a substitute for the advice of an attorney.You can further support us on Patreon at ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces “Operation Blue Trident” On Long Island

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Department of Environmental Conservation Spearheads Multi-Agency Training Exercise to Improve Homeland Security, Water Quality and Maritime Safety. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of "Operation Blue Trident" - a multi-agency homeland security training exercise on Long Island that will deploy more than 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies conducting radiological detection training, as well as navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance, and environmental monitoring operations throughout the week. Residents and visitors to the area are urged to be aware that ... Read More
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The Best Bookshelf Speakers for Most Stereos

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Our pick Q Acoustics 3020 Offering great detail and soundstage in a well-designed, compact chassis, this pair sounds and looks fantastic. Multiple finishes and a matching center channel let these speakers fit into any environment or system. The Q Acoustics 3020 pair reproduces music of all genres with great detail and clarity on a wide soundstage. Despite each speaker’s compact size, the set delivers both s... Read More
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Future Mobility raises $200 million for electric car development

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(Reuters) — Chinese electric-car venture Future Mobility Corp, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan Motor executives, has raised $200 million from investors including China’s Suning and Fullshare Holdings in its latest round of financing. Most of the money will be used for product development, said Daniel Kirchert, Future Mobility’s president. He has previously worked at Infiniti China, Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, and BMW Brilliance Automotive. Future Mobility, which plans to launch three vehicles by 2022, has a premium midsize crossover SUV ready to go into the next “serious” phase of development – that is preparing for production and sale in the world’s top two auto markets, China and the Uni... Read More
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Legislator William Spencer Partners With Long Island Green Homes To Bring Energy Savings to Huntington Residents

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All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered. Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has partnered with Long Island Green Homes to offer two home energy presentations for residents in the Town of Huntington during the month of September. The presentations will provide information on how homeowners can receive a FREE energy audit which will specify the areas in their home where the most energy is being wasted and give clear guidance on how homeowne... Read More
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Elgato Gaming adds Xsplit support to its Stream Deck command center

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Elgato Gaming has updated one of the most interesting and useful new tools in the world of livestreaming. Its Stream Deck USB command center, which enables broadcasters to control Twitch and other live content using 15 LCD buttons, now supports the XSplit Broadcaster software. SplitmediaLabs’ XSplit is a popular piece of video-production software that can composite videos and feed them into livestreaming sites. T... Read More
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Old friends, new funds have ThermoLift thinking ahead

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A shining star of Stony Brook University’s commercialization and innovation ecosystems is renewing ties with an old friend – and leveraging some fresh international funding – in its efforts to perfect its energy-efficient environmental-control systems. ThermoLift Inc., headquartered at SBU’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and a member of the university’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, has inked a second collaborative contr... Read More
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Probation officer charged with forcing probationer to steal

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A Nassau County probation officer is charged with forcing a probationer to steal merchandise in exchange for a positive probationary report, authorities said. Now, Andy Jean-Louis of Dix Hills faces up to 2-1/3 to seven years in prison, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. He is charged with four counts of second-degree grand larceny, nine counts of third-degree bribe-receiving, four counts of fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of stolen property; eight counts of second-degree attempted coercion, 10 counts of official misconduct, second-degree coercion as well as second degree attempted criminal impersonation. “This defendant is charged with an egregious abuse of his authority as a ... Read More
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NASA flightsuits found in thrift shop worth big bucks

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Published on Aug 16, 2017Two students nabbed an out-of-this-world bargain find, buying authentic NASA astronaut flightsuits for pennies at a local thrift shop. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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How HBO’s Westworld installation made fans ‘the center of the universe’

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More Business Leaders Leave Trump’s Manufacturing Council

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Enlarge this image President Trump, seen here boarding Air Force One on Monday, has new criticism for business leaders who are leaving his manufacturing council. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez M... Read More
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Plankton ‘Mucus Houses’ Could Pull Microplastics From the Sea

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Each year, the world throws 8 billion metric tons of plastic into the ocean, about a dump truck every minute. Some washes up on beaches, some sinks, and the rest floats to the surface, where currents sweep it into giant rafts of garbage. Over time, chopping waves and beating sunlight break those plastics down into microscopic particles—which conservation groups worry pose a real threat ... Read More
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Nassau County Probation Officer Indicted for Coercing a Probationer

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Andy Jean-Louis is indicted on 37 counts and faces up to 2-1/3 years to seven years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau County probation officer has been indicted for coercing one of his probationers to steal merchandise in exchange for positive probationary reports. Andy Jean-Louis, 46, of Dix Hills, was arrested yesterday by NCDA investigators and is charged with: Four counts of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree (a D felony) Nine counts of Bribe Receiving ... Read More
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The Defenders amplifies Marvel’s Netflix ideology, warts and all

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How robots will really take our jobs

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A March report from the research arm of PwC found that 38 percent of U.S. jobs are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years. Right now, many companies like Amazon and Ford are choosing to use robots to supplement human work, rather than staff their entire warehouse with them. But even the presence of a ro... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Winners Of 76west Clean Energy Competition

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Dallas-Based Skyven Technologies Named $1 Million Grand Prize Winner - Will Expand Business to the Southern Tier; Grow Southern Tier's Clean Energy Economy. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean-energy businesses and economic development. Skyven Technologies, a solar heating company from Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the $1 million grand prize, and will expand its operations in the Southern Tier. The competition complements "Southern T... Read More
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Neurons, STEM studies part of Keck Foundation gifts

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Los Angeles foundation on a medical-science mission has doubled down on Stony Brook University. The W.M. Keck Foundation – established in 1954 by its namesake, founder of the Superior Oil Co. – has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to SBU researchers studying the nutrition of brain neurons and how it affects cognition in older populations. The foundation this week also announced a three-year, $300,000 grant to bring a ... Read More
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Five cool science experiments happening during the total solar eclipse

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What experts expect to learn during solar eclipse

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Many scientists will be collecting data during the solar eclipse. NASA scientist Alex Young joins CBSN with more on what researchers will be looking for during this historical solar event.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE:... Read More
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Google can now alert you to bad allergy days

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The Docx games: three days at the Microsoft Office World Championship

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No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope you had a good one, Carl Corry. At InnovateLI.com: Long Islanders Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla will open a local branch of Silicon Valley’s ... Read More
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Android Wear now belongs to fashion brands, not gadget nerds

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Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates sets sail on its Neo-Victorian water world on October 4

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Transit problems are the last thing New Yorkers have to worry about in Empyre: Lord of the Sea Gates. The first effort from indie studio Coin Operated Games plunges players into an action role-playing game set in a Neo-Victorian New York that’s flooded. It comes out for PC later this year on October 4. Set in an alternate timeline during the 1910s, Empyre tasks players with surviving a city that’s attempting to rebuild after an environmental catastrophe that’s flooded most of the world. It’s an isometric RPG that combines turn-based strategy and real-time combat.... Read More
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Bah VR! Holograms are the future

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Presented by Intel My brain does hurt a little bit right now. I don’t think it can fully grasp the future vision that Euclideon CEO Bruce Dell is peddling. Well, peddling suggests a sales job rather than a real life working product; but he says that his team has solved a huge problem with hologram tables, and will solve many more of the challenges in the years ahead. So, time to take a deep breath and get my inadequate head around the story of Euclideon, and in particular Dell’s work in graphics technology that—if proven all above board and kosher—is destined to revolutionize many industries around the world, including gaming. But first, to be clear, Euclideon is not making a game! This ... Read More
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How Solar Eclipses Illuminate the Marvel of Science

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, the world will go under, or so it might well feel like if you position yourself along a 70-mile-wide swath of the US from South Carolina to Oregon. From here you can witness the moon move in front of the sun in the middle of the day and darken the skies above you. A total solar eclipse is a spectacular event that has struck fear into people throughout history, and at the same time has enlightened us in our quest to understand the cosmos. Our ability to predict this year's event with such specificity is thanks to scientific inquiries dating back thousands of years.... Read More
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review — for good and bad, it’s not Nathan Drake

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Sony’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is one of the big exclusives on the PlayStation 4, debuting on August 22. The Naughty Dog game is full of familiar puzzles, action sequences, and plenty of climbing, but the female lead characters take the series in an intriguing new direction. It is the first Uncharted without Nathan Drake, and it started as a simple downloadable content (DLC), a side story that grew up into a full-fledged game of its own. Sony now calls it a stand-alone Uncharted adventure, and it stars two women, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, who have replaced Drake and Sully as the heroic thieve... Read More
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China encourages car sharing to curb traffic congestion

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China is by far the world’s largest car market, with ownership reaching more than 170 million.Rapid growth is boosting the global auto industry, but presents new challenges for policymakers over congestion and environmental sustainability.China’s government is now encouraging the expansion of car sharing. CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.... Read More
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What the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Feel Like, for Humans and Animals

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A week from today, in a roughly seventy-mile-wide arc stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, the sun will disappear from the sky. It will be the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in ninety-nine years, and the first to be visible only in this country since before it was a country. Millions of eclipse chasers will soon set up camp—in Chilly, Idaho; and Hazard, Nebraska; and Sweetwater, Tennessee—to await the moment that astronomers call totality. As they gaze through telescopes and pinhole cameras and ... Read More
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How Silicon Valley’s Workplace Culture Produced James Damore’s Google Memo

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Last week, a software engineer at Google, James Damore, posted a ten-page memo, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” to an internal company network. Citing a range of psychological studies, Wikipedia entries, and media articles on “our culture of shaming and misrepresentation,” Damore argued that women are underrepresented in the tech industry largely because of their innate biological differences from men—their “stronger interest in people rather than things,” their propensity for “neuroticism,” their “higher levels of anxiety.” Damore critic... Read More
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D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

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Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is tinkering with electronic kits and machines; he is not naturally an outdoorsy type. Yet, in 2014, at the age of thirty-three, he left his job and city life to move to his parents’ cucumber farm, in the greener prefecture of Shizuoka. “I thought I was getting old,” Koike told me. “I wanted to be close to my home and my family.” The Koikes have been growing cucumbers in Kosai, a town wedged ... Read More
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A Tiny Parasite Could Save Darwin’s Finches from Extinction

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Five years ago, George Heimpel, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota, travelled to Trinidad in search of insect larvae. He was after several kinds in particular—Philornis downsi, a fly whose parasitic young feed on the hatchlings of tropical birds, and various minuscule wasp species whose own offspring feed on those of the fly. Heimpel hoped that the wasps might solve a problem on the Galápagos Islands, where Philornis has taken a severe toll on native fowl. Those hurt most by the fly, which was likely brought to the archipelago by people, are the Galápagos finches, the songbirds that provided Charles Darwin with some of the earliest evidence of evolution. Currently, eleven of the fourteen finch species ar... Read More
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An Ancient Lunchbox Emerges from the Ice

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In the past century, the glaciers and ice fields of the European Alps have lost half their volume to global warming, and their continued retreat, like that of glaciers everywhere in the world, is accelerating. By 2100, many scientists predict, they will have all but disappeared. The meltdown has already disrupted the region’s sensitive mountain ecosystems and tourist resorts—some local communities have taken to laying protective white blankets over the snow and ice—but it has also opened up new avenues of scientific inquiry. As the glaciers recede, they are releasing some of the human artifacts that they have absorbed through the ages, including humans themselves. ... Read More
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D.I.Y. Artificial Intelligence Comes to a Japanese Family Farm

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Not much about Makoto Koike’s adult life suggests that he would be a farmer. Trained as an engineer, he spent most of his career in a busy urban section of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, near the headquarters of the Toyota Motor Corporation, writing software to control cars. Koike’s longtime hobby is tinkering with electronic kits and machines; he is not naturally an outdoorsy type. Yet, in 2014, at the age of thirty-three, he left his job and city life to move to his parents’ cucumber farm, in the greener prefecture of Shizuoka. “I thought I was getting old,” Koike told me. “I wanted to be close to my home and my family.” The Koikes have been growing cucumbers in Kosai, a town wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the brac... Read More
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Uber Settles with FTC Again, This Time over 2014 Privacy Breach

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Uber Tuesday agreed to improve its privacy and security practices, and to allow outsiders to monitor its progress for 20 years. The agreement with the Federal Trade Commission would resolve complaints stemming from a 2014 incident in which a hacker gained access to the names and driver's license numbers of more than 100,000 Uber drivers. The company won't have to pay a fine. Or at least it won't so long as audits show that the company is making good on its promises to ensure its customers' and drivers' privacy and security. That may seem like a weak punishment, especially considering that it is Uber's second FTC settlement this year, following a January agreement to repay drivers $20 milli... Read More
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CEOs’ Dilemma: Supporting Trump’s Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

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Enlarge this image President Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House in February, including Merck's Kenneth Frazier (center) and Ford's Mark Fields. Frazier has resigned from the president's manufacturing council. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption ... Read More
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To create more businesses across the U.S., support first-time founders

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In the United States, 25 percent of startups fail in the first year, and 75 percent of venture-backed start-ups fail at some point. Those are startling percentages, and ones that can be alarming and disheartening for both aspiring entrepreneurs and those who invest in startups. However, there is an opportunity to lower that statistic while simultaneously fostering an environment that ensures entrepreneurs are prepared to succeed from day one – regardless of where they are located: in the plains of the heartland or in Silicon Valley. As a co-founder of an early-stage venture capital firm, Unshackled Ventures, I see pitches daily from bright minds wishing to change the world... Read More
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The Best Basic Snorkel Set

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Our pick Cressi Palau Short Fin Set The design of this classic Palau “Onda” mask (included in the set) hasn’t changed much in 20 years—and that’s a good thing. Our top pick for most novice snorkelers is the Cressi Palau Short Fin Set. With a simple but solid mask that’s proven itself over the last two decades, a highly functional snorkel, and a short but robust set of travel-friendly fins, Cressi... Read More
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President Donald Trump signs infrastructure executive order, delivers remarks

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The Executive Order establishes discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/abcnewsFOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:... Read More
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Three BNL researchers score ‘early career’ DOE grants

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Three Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists will receive “significant research funding” through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The eight-year-old competitive-application program, a function of the DOE’s Office of Science, is designed to support the nation’s scientific workforce by financially supplementing “exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work,” according to a statement from the Upton laboratory. The three BNL scientists – phy... Read More
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Intel makes diversity gains, but real progress is hard

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Intel released data on its hiring and promotion of women and underrepresented minorities as it approaches the halfway mark for an ambitious plan to reach full representation of the groups by 2020. The numbers show the company is on track to have the same proportion of women and underrepresented minorities on staff as exist in the U.S. technical population, but that doesn’t mean the progress is easy. Women, African Americans, Native Amer... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for August 2017

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Aries – ruling planet in 5th house – a dynamic person with futuristic ideas inspires you. You’ll be helped to see where you’re headed by exposure to a larger, more universal viewpoint. Make a decision about a relationship that is going nowhere. Emphasize love, hope and generosity. Taurus – ruling planet in the 3rd house – express yourself in an artistic or literary way. Your sense of beauty, color and form is enhanced. Beautification of your personal surroundings could become a crusade. Human relationships can also be improved by using diplomacy. Gemini – ruling planet in the 4th house – the accent is on home, family and security. Plans and dreams will be co... Read More
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Stony Brook Awarded Grant for National STEM Education Initiative from Keck Foundation

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Stony Brook Awarded Grant for National STEM Education Initiative from Keck FoundationEducators to expand undergraduate science courses and partnerships with indigenous populations STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 15, 2017 – Stony Brook University has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the... Read More
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Orphan Black’s series finale is the show in a microcosm

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Orlando ranked best to retire; NYC most expensive

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What’s the best city in the nation to retire, according to a new ranking? Hint: The very young also might find a lot to do there – thanks to Mickey and friends. While more developments are cropping up targeting senior citizens in the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island, a ranking of areas that are best to retire still places this region in the middle of the pack. Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas and Nevada all contain some of the top ten places to retire in the nation, according to a new ranking; but the New York City metropolitan area didn’t crack the top 50. The number one place to retire, ... Read More