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    Washington Post The Nunes-White House question, assessed minute-by-minuteWashington PostThe New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza laid out a compelling case on Tuesday evening for why he thinks that the White House was likely aware of what Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) was up to last week. Nunes, as you probably now know, is the chairman of the House …Ivanka […]...

    CNET Here’s how much the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will cost youCNETEarlier today at an event in New York, Samsung announced its new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.The phones are a major evolution for Samsung, both in design and build: rounded edge displays, no physical home button, Bixby assistant and a tall svelte design.Apple […]...

    New York Times 2 Christie Allies Are Sentenced in George Washington Bridge ScandalNew York TimesBill Baroni on Wednesday outside the federal courthouse in Newark. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. Advertisement. NEWARK — Bridget Anne Kelly, a former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday …Two […]...

    The Hill Ivanka Trump will have an official White House positionThe HillPresident Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will be an official government employee and serve in the White House as an unpaid senior adviser to her father, the New York Times first reported Wednesday. Ivanka Trump, who currently has a West Wing office, …Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, […]...

    Washington Post Senate Intelligence Committee to start Russia probe interviews next weekWashington PostThe Senate Intelligence Committee will begin as soon as Monday privately interviewing 20 people in its ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election as well as potential ties to the Trump campaign, its leaders said Wednesday.GOP lawmaker calls for select committee […]...

    Washington Post In historic break, Britain plunges into Brexit with hard negotiations still to comeWashington PostLONDON —The end came not with a bang but a letter. Over six crisp and unsentimental pages, Britain said goodbye to the European Union on Wednesday, spelling out its hopes, wishes, threats and demands for divorce talks that will strain […]...

    Los Angeles Times Russia inquiry ‘one of the biggest’ congressional probes in decade, senators sayLos Angeles TimesSens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), right, and Mark Warner (D-Va.). (Susan Walsh / Associated Press). The Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will be “one of the biggest investigations” in …Senate intelligence leaders: […]...

    CNN Brexit begins: UK triggers Article 50 to begin EU divorceCNNLondon (CNN) The UK government has formally served divorce papers on the European Union, signaling the beginning of the end of a relationship that has endured for 44 years. Brexit: What happens after Article 50? brexit …In historic break, Britain gives formal Brexit notice to European […]...

    New York Times Theresa May’s Letter Invoking Article 50New York TimesBelow is the text of the letter that Prime Minister Theresa May sent on Wednesday to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, formally beginning the legal process for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The letter was released by her …‘No turning back’ on […]...

    Washington Post Driver attempts to ram police cruiser on Capitol Hill grounds, officials say; shots firedWashington PostA person tried to ram a police cruiser on the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning and shots were fired during the incident, police said. They said one person is in custody. The incident started at 9:30 a.m. when calls […]...
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    The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Quidsi operates Diapers.com and other websites. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable, and unfortunately we have not been able to do so," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement....

    All three men involved - Kelley Gene Williamson, Randall Delane Yarnall and Corbin Lee Jaeger - were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

    At a public forum on immigration Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif., Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and County Sheriff Scott Jones. "History is not on your side," he said....

    The family of a Chinese man shot dead by French police called for calm Wednesday following two nights of violent protests over his killing. Liu Shaoyo was shot on Sunday by a police team that was called to his apartment in northeast Paris over a suspected domestic dispute. The police said the officer who fired the shots acted in self-defence after the 56-year-old father of five attacked another officer with a knife....

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations....

    Despite the defeat of the American Health Care Act, President Trump told senators Tuesday night that he's "going to make a deal on health care." He promised that it will be done "quickly" and "easily."...

    Angel Marie the pony was stepped on by her mother shortly after she was born. Her front legs were so severely damaged, she was too crippled to walk.It was a challenge Derrick Campana, the so-called “Dr. Doolittle” of Animal prosthetics, was ready to tackle. The certified orthotist at Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va., fashioned prosthetic front legs using highly durable, medical grade plastics.He says watching Angel Marie take her first steps was emotional. “Seeing her walk, and having her here today walking is just a dream come true. A miracle. ......

    The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it....

    It's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 
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    Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era.Read more...

    Gawker.com will cease operations today. I asked former editors of the site to help us send it off. Thanks for reading, commenting, and tipping. Long live Gawker. —APRead more...

    I often feel guilt when I assign a story. This is partly a function of being a woman who would, if she had her way, please and comfort her entire universe of acquaintances, and partly a function of having been convinced at a relatively young age by the argument that Janet Malcolm famously made in The Journalist and the Murderer: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.”Read more......

    A lie with a billion dollars behind it is stronger than the truth. Peter Thiel has shut down Gawker.com. Read more...

    Wherever you go in this life, there is some jerk telling you what to do. Almost always. But not always. Read more...

    Breakups have a way of robbing you of your identity, especially when you’re the one who’s being broken up with. If the union was worth joining in the first place, severing it disrupts your habits, your decision-making, your system of loving. It erases the mutations your love has engendered. You don’t even get to keep them in a jar of formaldehyde. Your best chance at preservation is art.Read more......

    A cool sunset does more for a hot publication’s glory than all the sweaty days of its actual word-pushing. As night falls—and night always falls, honey—plenty of beloveds return and gather round to tamp down the grave. Some come to tap-dance because every media graveyard has sad ghouls.Read more......

    Goodnight, friends.Read more...

    The world is your oyster. By which I mean it’s under intense surveillance at all times even though that’s a giant waste of energy, money, and humanity.Read more...

    Trump has been promoted this week from statue to puppet.Read more...
    It's just like being 13 years old and playing with a Ouija board at a sleepover! Yeah, nothing happened then either… Instead of a traditional interview, Vanity Fair decided to have a little fun with the stars of the upcoming limited release horror film The Blackcoat's Daughter — well, we say "fun"… Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and [...]...

    Why keep up pretense? It's not like there's any REAL body policing Donald Trump's behavior. We're pretty sure Devin Nunes proved that. Video: Seth Meyers HIGHlariously Compares Donald To THE DUDE! So now, after already serving as an informal adviser to POTUS from her office in the West Wing, Ivanka Trump is making things official, taking the title [...]...

    Scheana Marie knows the exact moment she knew it was over with Mike Shay. But if you pay close attention to her cautionary tale, you'll see it was over before she even knew it! Related: Scheana Is Dating THIS Famous Supermodel's Brother Now! Spilling to E! News before the April 3 reunion special, the Vanderpump Rules star told [...]...

    Horror remakes tend to stir up a fraction of the original film's fright. That being said, Warner Brothers' IT remake looks straight up TERRIFYING!!!! The latest adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic dropped its first trailer on Wednesday, featuring a sinister, sewer-dwelling Pennywise the Clown terrorizing a group of children we do not envy. Maybe it's the current [...]...

    Exciting times for Jenelle Evans! Not only did the Teen Mom star recently welcome a baby girl, Ensley Jolie Eason, in January… she's also planning her upcoming nuptials to her beau, David, this fall! Related: Jenelle's Tell-All Book Is Finally Happening! Talking to E! News about the couple's plans for the big day, the 25-year-old said she's [...]...

    Meanwhile, outside the bubble… A missing Indonesian man was found inside a gigantic reticulated python on the island of Sulawesi. According to local press, Akbar Salubiro (above) was reported missing on Monday — 24 hours after failing to return from harvesting palm oil. Photo: Loose Snake Freaks Out Passengers On Flight! Villagers began searching for the 25-year-old at the [...]...

    Following his stint in rehab, it sounds like Ben Affleck is genuinely doing well! While we haven't heard from the actor since he made his alcohol abuse confession a couple of weeks ago, Matt Damon is happy to share an update on his BFF! Related: Ben In Awe Of The "Outpouring Of Support" Since His Rehab Stay In [...]...

    Oh man… While we knew Idina Menzel's character in Frozen was originally supposed to be a straightforward villain, we didn't realize how freakin' dark the OG script was for the 2013 Disney hit. In fact, the flick's producer Peter Del Vecho revealed how Queen Elsa's characterization helped the movie do a 180 from being a tired fairy [...]...

    A new wave of blissful ignorance has washed over our nation now that Donald Trump is in office and more determined than ever to write off global warming as science fiction. Thankfully, mother nature's defender Al Gore is back to remind us that global warming is realer than ever, and he has another inconvenient documentary to [...]...

    It's hard to think about a time before Instagram, and honestly, we don't even want to go there! We can't imagine life without these seXXXy snaps from your fave celebs! Just take Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner, who proved the thirst is so real with all the fans commenting on their snaps… No wonder these celebs are getting [...]...
    Big day for Le'Veon Bell ... whose brand new rap album "Post Interview" cracked the iTunes Top 10 Hip-Hop charts today -- and the NFL star tells us he thinks his rhyme skills are on par with the best in the game.   The Steelers running back… ...

    NFL star T.J. McDonald just got hit with an 8 game suspension from an arrest last year when the stud safety allegedly hit a parked car.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... McDonald was arrested for DUI in May after getting into a car… ...

    Here's Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner proving he's not an NFL GM ... 'cause he says he hopes Colin Kaepernick finds a job as an NFL quarterback next season. Colin has yet to find a new team, and many believe a major reason is his off-field… ...

    The moms of "Dance Moms" are absolutely thrilled with their new host, Cheryl Burke, and equally excited to throw dirt on Abby Lee Miller's metaphorical grave. The longtime "Dancing with the Stars" pro showed up at 8 Count Dance Academy in L.A.… ...

    Adam Pally was busted in NYC Tuesday night for smoking marijuana from an E-Cig, and carrying a tiny baggie of cocaine ... TMZ has learned. The "Making History" and 'Mindy Project' star allegedly took a rip on West 48th Street in Hell's Kitchen ...… ...

    A friend of Keshia Knight Pulliam's estranged husband says Ed Hartwell's girlfriend made an ominous request about something to "cause a miscarriage" during Keshia's pregnancy. The friend, Damia Ward-Henley, made the revelation in new court docs… ...

    Katherine Jackson hopped a flight from London to L.A. to make sure she's in court for her elder abuse case against Trent Jackson ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the Jacksons tell us Katherine jetted back because the judge has said her… ...

    Here's another clue Adrian Peterson could be in Tampa Bay next season ... he's training with Jameis Winston and hanging out with some of the biggest stars on the team.  Peterson was out in Houston this week training with Tim Grover -- the… ...

    WWE superstar Baron Corbin hasn't forgotten all of the trash Conor McGregor talked about wrestlers ... and says he wants a shot at the UFC star in the hopes of teaching him a very violent lesson.  Corbin -- who's wrestling for the WWE… ...

    Michelle Kwan's marriage is on ice, because her husband has just filed for divorce. According to legal docs, Clay Pell cites irreconcilable differences for the breakdown of his marriage to the 36-year-old, 5-time world champion figure skater and… ...
    The first official set pictures of Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft are here. Lara wears sensible cargo pants now, which means she’s a feminist. Or maybe she’s a lesbian. Guys who first jacked off to Lara’s cone tits in the original 1996 Tomb Raider game might prefer... read more...

    The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders bikini together in Bimini. It's like they don't even give a shit about what happens to Tony Romo. read more

    Tyler: Ok, I thought the Ask Tyler thing was going to suck donkey balls. It's kind of funny. So I read the last one about tinder, but what about a guy like me who gets girls numbers at the bar, but has trouble closing the deal? read more...

    British blond chick Daniella Hirst and her boyfriend were captured on closed circuit in a Domino's Pizza having sex while waiting on their pie. Couples have been given reality TV deals on less. read more...

    Wiz Khalifa stirred up raw emotions among Colombians when he visited the gravesite of Pablo Escobarduring a tour stop. Khalifa coziedup to the dead drug kingpin and nation's largest mass murderer, smoking a joint at Escobar's memorial stone and taking epic selfies. read more...

    Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli remembered that she hated having sex with men not long after her six figure straight wedding. It's probably worth visiting your musecage before the reception deposit becomes non-refundable. read more...

    If you're into subtext, read the quotes of female competitors in the International Weightlifting Open in Australia who had to take on New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, who not long ago was Gavin Hubbard, male power lifting champ. read more...

    Emmy Rossum is the latest celebrity to be hit by a prodigious gang of professional thieves. Rossum was holding $150,000 in vintage jewelry in her safe. In case the cash economy collapses. The burglars broke in despite the ADT warning sign planted out front. A certain blow... read more...

    You couldspend your entire day pointing out how big media journalists taint their headlines and stories with politically correct markups. But that's real work and would only earnyoutwenty new friends who mock your micro-brews. read more...

    Jay Culter is currently a free agent. And? So is Aaron Hernandez. You can be one of the worst starting quarterbacks in the league and catch on with another team holding a clipboard. Not if you're a raging asshole who looks and acts like every 80's movie bad guy though. read more...
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    The new Autopilot features have been lurking in Tesla's latest electric vehicles for a few months and now they're ready to go live. For HW2 vehicles we're talking things like the Lane Departure Warning system, Autosteer at much higher speeds (90mph v......

    When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that it's accelerating those plans, with over 10 EVs on the road by 202......

    When FCC Chairman Ajit Pai froze the plan to include nine broadband companies in the commission's Lifeline program in February, the future of low-cost, government subsidized internet access suddenly seemed uncertain. Now, nearly two months later, Cha......

    You didn't have to wait long to see the first phone packing Bluetooth 5.0 -- in fact, it's less than a month away. When Samsung posted the specs for its brand new Galaxy S8 line, it quietly let slip that the smartphones would use the bleeding edge wi......

    Tribeca was the first film festival to embrace video games as a storytelling medium, showcasing the world premiere of detective game L.A. Noire nearly six years ago. Now, the organization is teaming up with publication Kill Screen to launch the inaug......

    As a rule, you can safely assume that moons and asteroids will all orbit a planet in the same direction. If they didn't, interactions with their host would likely send them flying off course. However, it's now clear that there are exceptions to thi......

    Blizzard is working hard to overhaul its free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Heroes of the Storm. The studio has announced some big changes are coming in the game's 2.0 update, including a new reward system similar to Blizzard's hugel......

    After a 15-minute "you can still trust us" intro, endless inspired-by-your-dreams cliches and enough specs to benumb the most caffeinated tech blogger, Samsung actually unveiled two damn good phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. We wouldn't be so cruel as......

    Before Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 to the world, it teased the audience with a device that would break the conventions of the traditional smartphone. The event's pre-roll animation showed an enormous 1980s brick phone morphing into a 1990s-era fli......

    While horror MMO The Secret World never quite became the next World of Warcraft, its unique supernatural vibe made it a cult hit among MMO fans. The game's publisher, Funcom, plans to relaunch the game as a free-to-play "shared-world action RPG," no......
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read more » The post This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually appeared first on ...

    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post 3 benefits a smart city can g...

    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. Instead... Read more » The post PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick se...

    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-based startup’s technology is being tested in government smart city initiatives. “We are getting a... Read more » The post Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India...

    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables brea...

    An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn farmers of any faults, before the fire starts. The system, called “Prevention System for Electrical... Read more » The post Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires appeared first on ...

    A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. These Google car revelations revealed in a lengthy report on tech site The... Read more » The post Google’s Waymo to put big ...

    Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs. See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart cities The... Read more » The post ...

    With trends like ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the connected car, the auto industry is increasingly in the spotlight. As drivers contemplate letting computers take over control of the wheel for them, it brings up some important questions. What will cars of the future look like? What things will...

    Several months ago, CCS Insight surveyed 2,000 people in the US and UK about what they would most like to have tracked about themselves, and a large portion of them answered with, “stress levels.” It looks as though their requests are being answered.  Mental health is a big focus in the tech industry right now....
    adosch writes: Polygon reports that a Reddit user "modified a broken Nintendo 64 and transformed it into a functioning Switch dock." The modder, who goes by the handle "Tettzan Zone," has "been keeping fellow Switch fans updated on his adventures in console customization on Reddit, sharing the steps he took to making the entire Nintendo 64 workable as a dock." The original post about full mod details can be found here. ...

    Samsung has officially launched their new Galaxy S8 smartphone today, along with several different accessories. One of the accessories is the Samsung Dex, a dock that aims to replace your desktop computer with your phone. If the idea sounds familiar, it's because Microsoft attempted to do this with its Microsoft Display Dock that requires a Windows 10 Lumia 950 or 950 XL with Continuum and a USB-C connector. Given the abysmal market share of Windows 10 Mobile, it's no wonder the dock didn't take off. Samsung, on the other hand, may have more luck convincing users to get rid of their desktop in favor of the Dex. Andrew Cunningham provides some more details in his report via Ars Technica: Samsung hasn't announced pricing or a release date, and most of what we know comes from Samsung's presentation. The dock is small and circular, includes two USB ports and an HDMI port, and it is powered via USB-C (same as the S8 itself). The Verge reports that there's a small cooling fan inside the dock...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world's second-richest person. Bezos, 53, added $1.5 billion to his fortune as Amazon.com Inc. rose $18.32 on Wednesday, the day after the e-commerce giant said it plans to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com. Bezos has a net worth of $75.6 billion on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, $700 million more than Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Buffett and $1.3 billion above Ortega, the founder of Inditex S.A. and Europe's richest person. Amazon's founder has added $10.2 billion this year to his wealth and $7 billion since the global equities rally began following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president on Nov. 8. The rise is the third biggest on the Bloomberg index in 2017, after Chinese parcel-delivery billionaire Wang Wei's $18.4 billion gain and an $11.4 billion rise for Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg. ...

    mi writes: California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two activists who made undercover videos of themselves interacting with officials of a taxpayer-supported organization with 15 felonies, saying they invaded privacy by filming without consent. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations." Didn't we just determine that filming officials is not merely a right, but a First Amendment right? The "taxpayer-supported organization" is Planned Parenthood, and the charges were pressed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Daleiden has called the charges "bogus," claiming that Planned Parenthood "has violated the law by selling fetal tissue -- an allegation that has been investigated by more than a dozen states, none of which found evidence supporting Daleiden's claim," reports NPR. "Daleiden claimed the video showed evidence...

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting -- Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the device for all sorts of nasty actions, ranging from DDoS attacks to spying on end users. The attack, developed by Rafael Scheel, a security researcher working for Swiss cyber security consulting company Oneconsult, is unique and much more dangerous than previous smart TV hacks. Scheel's method, which he recently presented at a security conference, is different because the attacker can execute it from a remote location, without user interaction, and runs in the TV's background processes, meaning users won't notice when an attacker compromises their TVs. The researcher told Bleeping Computer via email that he developed this technique without knowing about the CIA's Weeping Angel toolkit, which makes his work even more impressing. Furthermore, S...

    An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, Apple's App Store, the place where people download apps for games and social networking services on their iPhones, has generated far more revenue worldwide than its Android competitors. This year, things are changing: The App Store will fall second to the amount of revenue generated by Android app distributors, predicts analytics firm App Annie. In 2017, the App Store will generate $40 billion in revenue, while Android app stores run by Google and other parties will generate $41 billion, App Annie said. That gap is expected to widen in 2021, with Android app stores generating $78 billion in revenue and Apple's App Store at $60 billion in revenue, according to App Annie's report released on Wednesday. The surge in revenue for Android comes from a growing number of consumers in China who are buying Android phones and are willing to pay for apps. In 2021, App Annie expects there to be eight Android smartphone users to every single iPhone use...

    Two readers share a report: While workers have traditionally looked to unions to address their grievances, a new generation is trusting in the power of petitions to force changes. At the Wall Street Journal, 160 reporters and editors, delivered a letter to their managers protesting the lack of women and minorities running the organization, Business Insider reported yesterday. "Nearly all the people at high levels at the paper deciding what we cover and how are white men," the letter read. IBM employees are circulating an online petition objecting to the tone of CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to US president Donald Trump, and calling on her affirm what they call the company's progressive values. [...] Other employee petitions call for Oracle to oppose US president Donald Trump's second travel ban, and to let men who work at US regional supermarket Publix grow beards. Employee petitions are now so popular there's a website, coworker.org, devoted to hosting them. In some cases, the campaigns ...

    Stories about the first human head transplant operation, supposedly coming in December 2017, are circulating again. From a report on the Outline: But despite what you might have read or seen, humanity is not much closer to transplanting a human head to a new body than we were last year. Sorry to disappoint anyone looking to get their head transplanted. The story is based on the work of one man: Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero. Canavero started making headlines in 2013 with ambitious claims about the process he designed for a transplant of a human head -- as in, moving a healthy human head from a subject with an unhealthy body to an otherwise-healthy, brain-dead donor body. Canavero's claims have been alternately regarded as sensationalist, spurious, and ethically murky. Since then, the doctor has periodically resurfaced in the news. Once, when he found a willing patient in Valery Spiridonov, a Russian man with spinal muscular atrophy in the form of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease; other ...

    Microsoft today announced it is releasing a major update to the Xbox One gaming console. The much-awaited update comes with a few new features and improvements such as Beam, the company's livestreaming client that does similar things as Twitch; and a faster and simpler interface. From a report on Engadget: The March update centers around a redesigned interface that's designed for speed above all else. It's quicker to perform more than a few tasks, such as finding a group to join. The revamped Guide should be much quicker, too -- it promises faster access to recent apps, background music controls and game recording. A few tweaks are designed with multitasking in mind, such as a brand new achievement tracker and a Cortana rework that puts the voice assistant into an overlay that won't disrupt what you're doing. ...

    Reader dryriver writes (slightly edited and condensed): CNN, citing a new study, reports that playing Tetris within hours of a traumatic event can reduce the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a car accident, people are likely to develop anxiety or distress in relation to that event soon after the experience, leading to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But a new study has shown that playing the computer game Tetris within hours of experiencing trauma can prevent those feelings from taking over your mind. PTSD occurs when intrusive memories linked to fear from a traumatic event become consolidated in a person's mind by them visualizing the event in a loop until it becomes locked in their brain. Competing with the visualization, such as with a game like Tetris, can block that consolidation form happening. "An intrusive memory is a visual memory of a traumatic event," said Emily Holmes, Professor of Psychology at the ...
     Have you seen the viral GoFundMe campaign floating around that vows to buy and publish the web histories of every politician and exec who is helping internet providers sell your data? Yeah, don’t give that dude your money. I’m all for wacky clever revenge plots, but this one just looks like straight up scam...

     With its House counterpart imploding thanks to the late-night excursions and executive coziness of its chairman Devin Nunes, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee soldiers on in its investigation of Russia’s interfere...

     Samsung promised a revolution today. The company opened today’s Unpacked event by contextualizing the history of mobile phones, from the 1980s to today. The conceit was simple: Today’s big announcement marks a step in cell phone evolution akin to the jump from the Zack Morris brick to the flip phone or the clamshell to the smartphone. What it delivered was a phone with few...

     Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its ...

     AdSemble has launched a new way for businesses to buy ads on digital billboards. To use the company’s new Open Display product, advertisers just set their weekly budget, choose the region where they want their ad to be displayed and upload their creative assets. Then AdSem...

     Amazon will shut down Diapers.com and the other websites operated by its Quidsi division, the company confirmed to Bloomberg today, citing the division’s lack of profitability as the reason behind the decision. Quidsi’s acquisition by Amazon for $545 million was announced back in November 2010, and included the flagship Diapers.com brand, as well as the other one- to two-word… Read More ...

     As global poverty continues to decline, another issue emerges: According to the World Economic Forum, rising income inequality and the polarization of societies pose a risk to the global economy, and may lead to increased polarization and lack of political stability. Read Mor...

     Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game’s progress, e-commerce deliveries and more. ...

     One of the best parts of writing about transportation tech is that I get to reiterate my desire to go to space – again, for the record, if you’ll have me Blue Origin I would like to go to space. Especially now that I’ve seen the luxuriously appointed interiors of your New Glenn rocket, which are generous with the leather and where every seat is a window seat AND an aisle… ...

     Lyft has a new offering in testing called Shuttle, which is part of its Lyft Line commuter ride sharing option, and which operates along a set route with specific pickup and drop-off points. The trial for Shuttle is currently on offer in San Francisco and Chicago, and is intended to offer increased reliability for users who tend to travel the same path every day. Shut...
    After Tuesday's vote by the House of Representatives to strip online privacy protections, a new site aims to mask your browsing history with search noise. The post Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise appeared first on WIRED....

    A new model incorporates protein, drug, and clinical data to better predict which genes are most likely make proteins that drugs can bind to. The post Supercomputers Are Stocking Next Generation Drug Pipelines appeared first on WIRED....

    The strange story of Amir Taaki---Bitcoin coder, anti-ISIS revolutionary, and British terrorism defendant. The post How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria appeared first on WIRED....

    When it came to big-screen horror adaptations, the Reagan decade wasn't always kind to the author. But Hollywood has only gotten Pennywiser with age. The post With the First Trailer for It, Stephen King Reclaims the '80s appeared first on WIRED....

    The reboot of the automaker's self-driving system gets going. The post Tesla Finally Makes Its New Autopilot as Good as the Old One appeared first on WIRED.

    Puffer, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, can explore places too risky for bigger, more expensive rovers. The post NASA’s Shapeshifting Origami Robot Squeezes Where Others Can’t appeared first on WIRED....

    The Final Four plays out in Arizona this weekend, but you can watch it in VR. The post Intel's Got a Plan to Dominate VR. First Stop? March Madness appeared first on WIRED.

    In Facebook groups sharing posts focusing on language learning, early English students are turning to Trump-speak to learn basic vocabulary and concepts. The post Trump's Speeches Are Helping People Learn English. Really appeared first on WIRED....

    Gear VR games should get a lot easier to navigate, thanks to a new controller and an overhauled Oculus app. The post Gear VR Just Took a Huge Leap Forward (Thanks to Oculus) appeared first on WIRED.

    The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus put everything that was great about the Note 7 in a slicker, non-explosive package. The post Samsung's Sweet Galaxy S8 Will Make You Forget All About the Note 7 appeared first on WIRED....
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        It's a new week and the North American PlayStation Store's Weekly Deals has been refreshed. It features a publisher sale on Square Enix and 2K games. This is a great opportunity to grab titles like Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Drakengard 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and more for cheap! Here's a roundup of the some titles on sale:...

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        Origin.com has a new game available for free through their On The House promotion! For a limited time only, you can download the popular strategy game, Theme Hospital, for free! This game was originally released back in 1997 and would normally cost $4.99. Anyone who is a fan of simulator games will enjoy this one as you'll get to design, build, and manage a hospital. Users on ...

        New mobile games are available through the tenth Humble Mobile Bundle! There will be more games to come, but in the meantime, you can pay what you want for these six games: Pay what you want for these games: Buddy & Me Lyne Doodle Kingdom Beat the average to unlock: Sorcery! 2 King of Dragon pass OTTTD The charities you'll be supporting this week are Extra Life/Children's Miracle Netw...

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        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    Tycho: Because I believe that Interactivity is last artistic frontier, when new constructions of interactivity arise - even halting, incomplete, or flawed ones - I recognize them as larval stages of whatever Jenovan “final form” awaits generations hence.  Counterpoint: If your game animates bears by having them flip and roll from their heads to their back to their ass, you’ve already lost Gabriel and he’s not coming back. The conversations I have with my associate Gabriel about this are occasionally heated.  There is a level in Snipperclips that is, essentially,…...

    New Comic: The Kitchen Sink

    Tycho: One of the more interesting things about playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is that you feel all kinds of new feelings, or “feels.”  They come from a variety of places, but one of them is that you are actually having new experiences that effervesce through your trunk-zone. People have different opinions on how durability works in Zelda.  I think it works like this because it is a part of the game’s philosophy, which is that the place you are in is a real place.  This is why you can climb everything; this is why you need to eat, all this kind of…...

    New Comic: Options

    Tycho: I mean, it’s all true.  If some raucous, snouty beast-men want to cavort I’ve got my own priorities that don’t intersect with them on the graph.  But occasionally they take up inadvisable hobbies. So, the high from running Acquisitions Incorporated: The “C” Team lasts well into the next day and projects a seeking tendril, yea, even unto the weekend.  I just ring at a certain frequency, like a meditation chime; it’s still there even as the sound gets smaller. You can approach it any way you want to, but it might help you to know the…...

    Gabe: The Thornwatch Kickstarter was a huge success but it’s possible that you missed the opportunity to back it. Don’t worry, If you missed the campaign you’ve got another opportunity to get in on all the cool stuff we offered. We’ve got a PledgeManager page set up for Thornwatch that will allow you to preorder the game from now until April 21st. You can get the base set, the Dark of the Wood expansion, the acrylic pawns for both sets, and the deluxe wood box from Dapper Devil. (Dark of the Wood concept art) If you have somehow managed to miss all my posts about Thornwatch, here’s…...

    New Comic: Hell’s Kitchen

    Tycho: I haven’t had sex with any “entities” in Andromeda yet, but, you know, I’ve got my eye on a sextupedal “physical dream” called the Bright Cogitant and some kind of crab with time-travelling genitalia.  I’m keeping my options open. I have the Real Boy version of the game now; my trial was rapidly moving into the Gourd Phase.  This trial “ended” at a point where I had started to become curious, and now I have enough curiosity to grease the experience somewhat.  The further I get, the more I think the writing is an intentional…...

    New Comic: The Deliberator

    Tycho: When I talked about Snipperclips before - culminating in our powerful Snipperstrip - I said that my mission was to make the attach rate for Snipperclips 1 to 1.  Does that constitute advocacy?  Probably!  Here’s some more: the strip itself was drawn from our play session with it, which was - if anything - even more erotical. (CW)TB...
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    If you were starting to wonder when the successor to the Akiba's Trip games was going to release in west, the answer is finally here: May 16 in America and May 19 in Europe, 2017. The ESRB has rated it T for teen while it is PEGI 12 in Europe. Akiba's Beat does not appear to be as well received as Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed, but what I've played of it seems decent enough for a budget title. Anime is anime is anime, but the warm color palette resonates with me as well. Read more......

    Let's take a brief trip down memory lane for Pokemon Sun and Moon's Global Missions. In summation, they're little meta-missions that involve some sort of online collective goal, which reward players with in-game currency. The first, which merely involved catching Pokemon, failed spectacularly. The second, which tasked players with scanning for creatures, also failed. But since then we as a community have been faring much better, amidst easier goals from Nintendo. The third trading, fourth battle tree, and even the fifth egg hatching Global Missions have been a success. Yep, it was just confirmed that the goal for the most recent mission, which ends on April 10, has been met. As I've always posited, since these missions are hidden behind a gate in some extra menu option, a lot of the casual community probably weren't even aware that they existed. Plus, a lot of casual users kind of just coast through the story and may not even care about anything after...

    Electronic Arts has made it very clear to investors that Star Wars Battlefront is a big part of its plans for the near future. Of course it is. The recent annualization of Star Wars movies means it's currently one of the most lucrative entertainment properties in existence. Everyone will strike while the iron's hot. The first time out, Star Wars Battlefront was a tremendous success to the tune of 14 million shipped copies. That's even more than EA thought it'd do. The follow-up is set for later this year and it's sure to have similarly lofty expectations. While Star Wars Battle...

    Outside of the secret "all applications"menu that popped up after 10 games have been loaded onto the Switch, folks haven't discovered any extra bells and whistles yet. No special eShop music, no Easter eggs -- just the basic OS with basic features. That isn't changing as of last night either with the Switch's 2.1.0 update, which enhances "general system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience." I have a number of wishlist type things for the Switch, most notably the Virtual Console and the addition of a friend code workaround -- and it looks like I'll have to wait a bit longer for them. Strictly in terms of the OS though, I'm pretty happy. It's responsive, fast, and sleek. Nintendo Switch [Nintendo] ...

    Fire Emblem Heroes is getting into the spring spirit with a limited-time event full of delightfully silly outfits. Xander wields an overgrown carrot for reasons I don't ever need explained, and even if you're expecting to come up short with your hero pulls, there's a new "Paralogue Story" to play through. It's entirely to be expected for this type of game, but, brace for impact: "These Special Heroes may or may not appear again in a summoning event held in the future." The Spring Festival runs from March 30 at 12:00am Pacific until April 13 at 11:59pm Pacific. ...

    Anyone who played OG Destiny knows the pain of the "Dinklebot." On paper it was a great idea -- famous actor Peter Dinklage would accompany the player throughout the adventure, hot off of his turn on Game of Thrones. But the writing and the performance came up short, as folks didn't really take to it outside of some (unintentionally) hammy lines. He was subsequently replaced by Nolan North, who has since recorded dialogue for new content. Since Destiny is an online-only game Dinklage was effectively patched out entirely, and for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist anymore. But with the Age of Triumph update, Bungie saw fit to give him one last sendoff. While completing the infamous "that wizard came from the moon mission," Dinklebot delivers that same line before coughing and trailing off back into Nolan North. It's a little thing that only a collective of the Destiny playerbase will care about it, but it's funny all th...

    Throughout all of 2014, the Xbox One received monthly updates to gradually repair the bungled state the console originally shipped in. Slowly but surely, it got there. The system-level navigation woes eventually subsided. It's a much more usable machine today. Nowadays, Xbox isn't as frequent with the updates. Instead, they're reserved for more meaningful implementations rather than just small fixes. One of these released today, and it puts an emphasis on often-used features and interactive streaming. The home screen is where the majority of users will notice the most changes. The title that's currently being played as a significantly smaller icon, and this frees up more room for game hubs, clubs and groups, and social sharing. However, it's off to the side where the biggest alterations are. Xbox has done away ...

    While Fallout Shelter is a good free-to-play game, it didn't hold my interest as long as other similar projects did. You can take the plunge and see for yourself on Steam today if you want, if you didn't already play it on iOS, Android, or Xbox One. Pretty much every aspect is the same, including the microtransactions. But this time you have fancy Steam achievements to work toward, and all of the updates to date since it was released originally in 2015. It's a little late, but it's a welcome addition nonetheless! It also made a ton of cash for Bethesda, and as the first project of this caliber that was made in-house it's an interesting development for the studio. Whereas other publishers contract out mobile games (including Nintendo), this much first-party success could lead to a lot more mobile to PC stuff in the future. Fallout Shelter [Steam] ...

    DICE is looking to lessen the "friction" between Battlefield 1 players who do and don't own the game's $50 Premium Pass. As is, these groups are split off when it comes to DLC, but with the studio's new "Premium Friends" system, they'll all be able to play together on every map (with caveats, of course). In short, if someone in your party owns the Premium Pass, your group will become "Premium Enabled," granting access to all maps even if you don't own them. That's a decent step up. However! "While all players will be able to play on maps accessible through Battlefield 1 Premium Pass through Premium Friends, some experiences are exclusive to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners. ...

    Good news, Destructoid community: it's WrestleMania week! For the uninitiated, WrestleMania is basically the season finale of wrestling. It's the biggest WWE show of the year, where the company (ostensibly) brings long-gestating storylines to a close in as spectacular a fashion as possible. Sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn't. In honor of the Show of Shows' thirty-third anniversary, myself and Destructoid vape criminal Myles Cox will be taping installments of the first annual Destructoid Wrestling Tournament very soon. It's an eight-man tournament, where virtual representations of video game personalities like Destructoid's Zack Furniss will duke it out in a virtual ring. The prize? The Destructoid Championship (pictured above), which is more than just a create-a-championship I made in WWE 2K17. If the win...
    I played Beat Cop this week. On Monday, I was excited! It looked like Police Quest! By Wednesday I’d given up, because it’s not a good video game, and that’s disappointed me more than I thought it would have.Read more......

    This is one of the best infographics I have ever seen.Read more...

    Deadspin LaVar Ball Is A Great Showman And An Unabashed Dickhead | Gizmodo How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP | Jezebel No More Wedding Gifts | The Root 

    World of Warcraft’s massive Tomb of Sargeras update went live this week, giving players a chance to unlock the new Broken Shore zone and punch the demon invaders right in the junk. Here’s a quick look at how to do that when you’re a warlock who’s forgotten how to warlock.Read more......

    One day, we might get representatives in Washington that value their constituents’ privacy over corporate profits, but until then, it’s as good a time as any to sign up for a VPN service. Luckily, it costs less per month than a typical trip to Starbucks.Read more......

    The newly announced Tribeca Games Festival will feature talks by Hideo Kojima and Ken Levine, as well as some more unconventional surprises like a panel about the movie The Lawnmower Man and VR. It’ll all happen in NYC, April 28-29. Details here.Read more......

    I never really got bowling until I reached the legal age to consume alcohol, so the new Sims 4 Stuff Pack, Bowling Night Stuff, wasn’t exactly up my alley (I’m sorry). When I dug into it, however, I found a few things I absolutely loved.Read more......

    Sky Rogue looks like it was ripped right out of an arcade. Colorful graphics, fun combat, and wonderfully realized community content combine for a damn good time. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.Read more......

    H1Z1: King of the Kill is one of the most popular games on Steam, despite the fact that thousands of fans claim to hate it. Now that a similar game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has appeared, many say they’re going to jump ship for good—and this time, they really, really mean it. Maybe.Read more......

    In Mass Effect: Andromeda, I met new aliens, terraformed entire planets, and had a blast shooting down enemy Kett. None of that matched the sheer delight of Andromeda’s quieter moments, however, when I could sit down to read the email that my crew had sent between missions.Read more......
    Imagine your old high school. Picture the doors youd pass through at the start of each day. See if you can recall the awkward conversations you had with your friends, or the smell of the cafeteria at lunchtime. Now throw all that in the garbage and replace it with something impossibly cooler, impossibly more stylish, impossibly better. Thats Persona 5....

    Beautiful, badass and audacious, Persona 5 is going to steal your heart.

    Tettzan Zone modified a broken Nintendo 64 and transformed it into a functioning Switch dock. Seriously, it works.

    Bioware's Mass Effect: Andromeda has proved popular as expected since its recent release in late March, but with great success comes great responsibility (to paraphrase a

    The Gamer Dream: Have you ever wondered, what would be the ideal job for you? And by ideal, I mean that particular activity you love with extreme passion while allowing

    Wccftech chatted up Creative Director of indie first-person horror game Perception, Bill Gardner, and spoke about VR and his horror influences.

    Funcom has announced that it will relaunch The Secret World as Secret World Legends. Secret World Legends is a story-driven, shared-world action RPG that plunges players into a shadowy war against the supernatural, where ancient myths and legends cross over into the modern day....

    Blaster Master remaster is far from a disaster! Charlie Large reviews Blaster Master Zero for Switch Player.

    Joanna Mueller writes: "Scott Benson is a self-taught animator, illustrator, and now bona fide game developer. Back in 2013 he teamed up with Alec Holowka and Bethany Hockenberry to make Night in the Woods. The 2D adventure game raised $209,375 during its Kickstarter campaign. Now that the game is available on Steam and itch.io, fans want to know everything they can about the curious inhabitants of Possum Springs."...

    Not so long ago I (Justin Easler, TGG) got a chance to talk with Leonard Herman (the writer of the acclaimed Phoenix series of books). So we talked about Phoenix IV, The Game Scholar (Herman's Youtube show), video game history and much more....
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    In this tutorial, I will explain how to attach a Pubs database in SQL Server. The procedure is the same for every database. You will need Pubs MDF and LDF files to attach to your SQL server. Both Northwind and Pubs databases come together with the download file....

    We all know that location-based mobile applications help you search for places like cinemas, eating joints, and shops which are close by. Today is the age of mobile applications and geolocation. There were times when we needed a proper address or a location guide with the right directions to reach our destination. Now it is very difficult to find a person or place physically. Geolocation-based mobile application development comes to the rescue. Geolocation technology has opened the doors for many new startup ideas and establishments which could never have existed without this technology. The ability to integrate geolocation into mobile applications has brought to light new kinds of market strategies and changed the whole flow of interaction with the consumer....

    How long do you spend browsing Netflix for something to watch? If you are anything like me, 80% of Saturday night is spent searching for a movie to watch… before deciding, once again, on reruns of your favorite sitcom, simply because you’re tired of searching. And what if you want to find things beyond what Netflix offers? You’d have to deal with IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes, which are just plain frustrating to search. My solution: Create a chatbot that finds movies and provides information about them to me. Ideally, I should be able to message the chatbot from my phone — there’s nothing more appealing than talking to a robot while waiting for the tea to brew....

    Indirect communication is a widely used communication paradigm in distributed systems. It decouples distributed entities — message senders and receivers from each other. Every indirect communication technique employs some intermediary service or component to achieve the indirection between distributed entities. Among other indirect communication techniques, Message Broker provides the indirection for publish-subscribe and message queue systems. This article provides a theoretical and technical background of message broker systems and a performance comparison of commonly used message broker systems today like ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka, and AWS SQS....

    All of us working with Agile software development and DevOps owe a huge debt of gratitude to Toyota Motor Corporation. Agile manufacturing’s focus on tools, processes, and training to quickly respond to customer needs was what led directly to the Agile Manifesto. The same can be said about DevOps’ development from Agile manufacturing and the five whys. Problems (specifically ones dealing with software releases) do not have a single root cause and require iterations to find it. Toyota found anecdotally that five iterations is the number required to find the ultimate root cause....

    Few industries have been affected by technology disruption as much as retail banking. Despite banks having a reputation for being “slow to change,” it is phenomenal how fast the industry is evolving. For more established banks, though, transforming to serve the changing habits and requirements of today’s consumers continues to pose challenges, while also creating new, untapped opportunities. To emphasize how important the key technological trends and advancements are, you only have to read the 2017 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions report from industry expert Jim Marous of The Financial Brand....

    When you hear HTTP and encryption typically your first thought is SSL. SSL allows for encoding entire communications between client and server, but what if there is a need to encrypt the content in a way that the other side can only store it and whoever will request it in the future will need a proper key to decrypt it? The "Encrypted Content-Encoding for HTTP" (in version 07 at the moment of writing this) aims at providing a standard solution for such scenarios. In this post and the following post, I'm going to show how it can be used with HttpClient. The "aes128gcm" Encoding The "Encrypted Content-Encoding for HTTP" introduces a new value for Content-Encoding header - aes128gcm. This encoding allows for transferring encrypted data together with information necessary to decrypt them when somebody knows the key. The e...

    There is a new application developer in town and they are not in your IT Department. They may be the accountant that sits next to you, the project manager on the second floor, or any subject matter expert in your company. “Citizen developers” are digitally transforming enterprises more quickly than ever with low-code and no-code platforms — and enterprises who use this new methodology for Agile delivery are seeing drastic reductions in cost, as well as exponential innovation within the company. Coined by Gartneras “end users who create new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT,” citizen developers are individuals with non-traditional coding skills. So, why and how are low-code and no-code platforms taking over?...

    While I was bouncing back and forth between Go, JavaScript, and some Elixir, some patterns and thoughts emerged; and please bear with me even if there are better solutions to these samples. The solutions provided are intended merely to get across the concepts under discussion - so they are demonstrative pseudocode. Puzzle Pieces The problem: we need to apply some functionality/computation to sets of data in a uniform way. So, to take an example, let’s write a map utility for slices, which will map/apply a function to all the items in a slice of any kind, and gives us a slice of the same length with items of another kind. How about:...

    In this Splice Machine tutorial, we will demonstrate how users can utilize show commands and other general commands in the command prompt to facilitate the administration of a Splice Machine Cluster. Topics covered include:...
    This question already has an answer here: What are the parentheses for at the end of Python method names? 3 answers I saw this line of code: List.sort(key=dict.get) can anyone explain what dict().get return? and what's the difference between dict.get and dict.get()?...

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/([^/]*)$ index.php?sayfa=$1&id=$2 [L] i have an rewrite url like this i want to exclude one redirect so i must edit rewrite url i will show some array results for show i want to exlude what portfolio/8 result is Array ( [sayfa] => portfolio [id] => 8 ) portfolio/ result is Array ( [sayfa] => portfolio [id] => ) portfolio result is Array ( [sayfa] => portfolio ) portfolio/8/ result is Array ( [sayfa] => portfolio ) i want to exclude last one in php or htaccess but you know i need third one. in this point i want to redirect last one to 404 in php...

    I am trying to know how the array in c is working. so i was implementing some basic array concepts. when i run the program i got the exact output but at the end of the output it says segmentation fault. int main(void) { int a[] = {}; printf("Enter the number:"); int n = get_int(); int m = 0; for(int i = 0; i<n; i++) { printf("insert:"); m = get_int(); a[i] = m; } for(int j = 0; j < n; j++) { printf("%d\n", a[j]); } } output: Enter the number:3 insert:1 insert:2 insert:3 1 2 3 ~/workspace/ $ ./arr_test Enter the number:5 insert:1 insert:2 insert:3 insert:4 insert:5 1 2 3 4 5 Segmentation fault see for the first output it has a size of 3 it doesn't show segmentation fault but for second one it has a size of 5 it shows. so why its happening and what mistake i made....

    This question already has an answer here: How to determined if a 2 dimensional list contain a value? 4 answers I have an array that has 1 element. This element contains: print(results_read[0]) [(u'n04019541', u'puck', 0.57829314), (u'n02974003', u'car_wheel', 0.24903433), (u'n03483316', u'hand_blower', 0.025689969), (u'n02910353', u'buckle', 0.015434729), (u'n04542943', u'waffle_iron', 0.012205523)] How can I check if it contains 'car_wheel'? I tried: if 'car_wheel' in results_read: print('yes') else: print('no') Is there any other way to do this?...

    I have a program wherein I need to generate a huge quantity of random integers, all within a specific range. I've written a little benchmark tool that will test various ways to generate random integers and populate an array of ints with the results. The methods I've benchmarked are as follows: Simple Random.Next() without ranging, populating array using a for loop* Random.Next(x,y), with ranging, populating array using a for loop Random.next(x,y), with ranging, populating array using LINQ RNGCryptoServiceProvider, directly populating a byte[] array, no conversion to ints, no ranging* RNGCryptoServiceProvider, converting all values to int, without range constraints, using a for loop* RNGCryptoServiceProvider, generating 4x the desired random numbers as bytes, converting each v...

    In this project I'm expected to ask the user how many random numbers they would like to be generated. After that It's suppose to generate the (x) amount of numbers and write it to the file in another function I'm suppose to read the file, display those numbers, print how many numbers that person entered, and add them up. My biggest problem right now is adding them up. This program is half done in some places I really need some help. Keep In mind I'm only halfway through the book the only things I have learned are: structures, boolean logic, loops,and functions. No lists or tuples. import random def main(): rngWrite() rngRead() def rngWrite(): times = int(input("How many random numbers would you like to generate?:")) fileEnt = open('random.txt', 'w') for count in range(1, times + 1): rng = random.randint(1, 500) numbers = ("Random #", str(count), ":", rng) fileEnt.write(str(numbers)) f...

    Hello I am kind of stuck right now. I am trying to make my script choose all paragraph inside a div class of change but I don't really understand how to do it. The html looks something like this in the body <body> <div id="top" class="change"> <p> Microsoft </p> <p> Apple </p> <p> Sony </p> </div> <div id="middle"> <p> Disney </p> <p> Nintendo </p> <p> Sony </p> </div> <div id="bottom" class="change"> <p> Ice</p> <p> Tea</p> <p> Water</p> </div> </body> I am trying to make it so when the mouse cursor touches anything that has a class of change in a paragraph, it will change the color to a color of my choice but I don't know how to do it with selectors with pure javascript. This is the current code I have but it is not working. I can only use javascript var fontChange = document....

    I have a date and I want to replace all the slashes with dots. This is what I have but it's not working: var TheDate = "3 / 29 / 2017"; TheDate = TheDate.replace(/'/'/g,'.'); alert(TheDate); What's not right? There's a jsFiddle here to test. Thanks....

    I've written a program that returns the median value of a user-defined array. While I've put a few checks in my code (array size can not be negative) I keep running into one issue I simply can not fix (for clarity sake, assume strings and alphabetical characters will not be used). All of my input values are int however the user could just as easily enter in a float. When they do this (either for size of array or entering in the element) it breaks my code. I've tried multiple things to try and catch this, but it seems like the way my program is getting the value doesn't allow for the catch in time. #include <iostream> using namespace std; void sort(int * a,int n) { for(int i=0;i<n;++i) for(int j=i+1;j<n;++j) { if(a[i]>a[j]) { int tmp = a[i]; a[i] = a[j]; a[j] = tmp; }\ } return; } int main() { int n; int chec...

    Hi I implemented a linked list and I am having troubles updating the variables of the struc Process i created. Here is the sample code: typedef struct Process { int pid; char name[256]; int prior; int state; int start_time; } Process; typedef struct Node { Process *value; struct Node *next; } Node; Node *create_node(){ Node *temp = malloc(sizeof(Node)); temp->value = NULL; temp->next = NULL; return temp; } void append(Node *head, Node *nodo){ Node *current = head; while (current->next != NULL){ current = current->next; } current->next = nodo; } void add_attr(char *string, Process *procc){ char *pch; pch = strtok(string, " "); for (int i = 0; i < 3; i++){ if (i == 0){ strcpy(procc->name,pch); } else if(i == 1){ int aux = atoi(pch); procc->prior = au...
Hacks

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  • lifehacker
    Few things are as infuriating as clocks that are not synchronized. It’s frustrating when the clock on the range and the clock on the microwave act like they’re in time zones that are one minute apart. Now picture that same issue over dozens of clocks in a train station, or hundreds in a school or factory. It’s no wonder that slave clocks, which advance on signals from a master clock, were developed. When a pair of vintage Lepaute slave clocks made their way to [melka], he knew just what to do – build his own master clock to keep the …read more...

    Three hundred bucks for a new car key? Nonsense! When you lose your keys or want to have an extra made for that new teen driver, don’t let the stealership lighten your wallet. Just pull the ECU and hack some hex to add the new keys. The video below is a whirlwind tour of the process [speedkar9] uses to reprogram Toyota ECUs to allow new keys to pass the security test on your new(er) car. Since the early 2000s or so, most manufacturers have included RFID chips in their keys so that only known keys will start a car. In …read more...

    When I was asked to cover the Unconference in Los Angeles last week, I have to admit that I was a more than a little uncomfortable with the idea. I’m not big on traveling, and the idea of meeting a lot of folks was a little intimidating. Surely meeting Hackaday readers in person would be like walking into a real-life version of the comments section of a particularly controversial post. Right? I couldn’t have been more wrong. The LA Unconference, held at the Supplyframe Design Lab in Pasadena, was a far more collegial and engaging conference than any I’ve been …read more...

    The four bar linkage is a type of mechanical linkage that is used in many different devices. A few examples are: locking pliers, bicycles, oil well pumps, loaders, internal combustion engines, compressors, and pantographs. In biology we can also find examples of this linkage, as in the human knee joint, where the mechanism allows rotation and keeps the two legs bones attached to each other. It is also present in some fish jaws that evolved to take advantage of the force multiplication that the four bar mechanism can provide. How It Works The study of linkages started with Archimedes who …read more...

    Join [Jørgen Kragh Jakobsen], Analog/digital Design Engineer at Merus-Audio, for this week’s Hack Chat. Every week, we find a few interesting people making the things that make the things that make all the things, sit them down in front of a computer, and get them to spill the beans on how modern manufacturing and technology actually happens. This is the Hack Chat, and it’s happening this Friday, March 31, at noon PDT (20:00 UTC). Jørgen’s company has developed a line of multi level Class D amplifiers that focus on power reduction to save battery life in mobile application without losing …read more...

    If you are a Linux user that has to use Windows — or even a Windows user that needs some Linux support — Cygwin has long been a great tool for getting things done. It provides a nearly complete Linux toolset. It also provides almost the entire Linux API, so that anything it doesn’t supply can probably be built from source. You can even write code on Windows, compile and test it and (usually) port it over to Linux painlessly. However, Cygwin’s package management is a little clunky and setting up the GUI environment has always been tricky, especially for …read more...

    In the last edition of Don’t Fear the Filter, we built up two examples of the simplest and most-used active filter of all time: the two-pole Sallen-Key lowpass. This time, we’re going to put two of these basic filter blocks in a row, and end up with a much sharper lowpass filter as well as a bandpass filter. For the bandpass, we’ll need to build up a quick highpass filter as well. Bonus! I claimed last time that the Sallen-Key lowpass would cover something like 80% of your filtering needs. (And 72.4% of all statistics are totally made up!) These …read more...
    You’ve probably heard of Global Entry as a faster way to get through customs, but it only works when you’re coming back into the U.S. of course. Luckily, the U.S. isn’t the only country that has a program aimed at making customs go more quickly—some European countries do, too.Read more......

    Deadspin LaVar Ball Is A Great Showman And An Unabashed Dickhead | Gizmodo How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP | Jezebel No More Wedding Gifts | The Root 

    If you’ve ever prepared a steak and wished you could see what the meat actually looked like on the inside before you cut into it, Cook My Meat can offer a glimpse.Read more...

    I ran a marathon a little over a week ago, and while I’m glad I finished, it totally kicked my ass. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine might explain a bit why. Besides the sore muscles, running a marathon wrecks your kidneys for a few days.Read more......

    Congress decided that your ISP should be allowed to sell off your private browsing data, but the solutions to get around this are a bit complicated, costly, or just a pain. What’s a lazy-internet person to do? Use Opera.Read more......

    Victims of car accidents can end up replaying disturbing memories in their minds. But these intrusive memories, one aspect of post-traumatic stress disorder, may be preventable. All you have to do, according to a new study, is play Tetris after the accident.Read more......

    For the most part, car buyers have wised up to the fact that extended warranties are usually a waste of money. This is bad news for the dealers selling the extras, so many of them are changing their vocabulary. Don’t be fooled, though: most finance products are rarely worth the cost.Read more......

    Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That’s 500 calories. I swear I don’t have an eating disorder—it’s just how you do things on this diet I’ve been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 2000-ish calories and feeling fine.Read more......

    If you’re the sort of person that’s ditched clunky laptops in favor of a svelte tablet lifestyle, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has finally optimized their calendar app just for the iPad.Read more......

    Welcome back to Ask a Lawyer, wherein I, a lawyer, respond to your questions. Got a vexing legal issue? Send it over, or drop it in the comments below.Read more...
Anime

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  • thatanimeblog
    Media distributor Anime Limited announced on Monday that it is partnering with Studio 4°C to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a Blu-ray Disc release of the Mind Game anime. The campaign for this 2004 film directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart, Devilman crybaby) will launch on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. BST (7:00 a.m. EDT)....

    All the inside references in this episode of Akiba's Trip warm my shriveled gamer heart.

    Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Sunday that Lionsgate's new Power Rangers film earned US$40.5 million in its opening weekend in the United States, ranking #2 in the box office behind Beauty and the Beast. The film earned US$18.7 million outside of the United States for a global total of US$59.2 million....

    I was saddened to learn this week of the death of famed mangaka Daisuke Sato, best known as the co-creator of the action/horror/harem series Highschool of the Dead. After being diagnosed with ische

    Anime News Network: "The Shin Godzilla film sold 47,427 copies to rank #2 on the overall DVD chart. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Limited First Pressing) landed at #3 with 25,512 copies. B-PROJECT ~Kod*Ambitious~ Brilliant*Party debuted at #9 with 6,943 copies."...

    Anime News Network: "The Blu-ray Special Edition for the Shin Godzilla film sold 81,919 copies to rank #1 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The regular edition was #2 with 55,402 copies. The Special Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Bundle was #4 with 23,477 copies."...

    Anime News Network: "The executive committee for the 10th Manga Taisho awards announced during the awards ceremony on Tuesday that Mitsuharu Yanamoto's Hibiki: Shsetsuka ni Naru Hh (Hibiki ~How to Become a Novelist~) manga won this year's award."...

    Writer and manga creator Daisuke Sat passed away due to ischemic heart disease on March 22. He was 52. His immediate family have already held a funeral service, and his younger sister Yko Shinmy was the chief mourner....

    Anime Now: "If you have been watching Onihei Hankacho The Animation, you may have noticed something rather interesting."

    This is my first time reading My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong As I Expected @ Comic, and it is pretty easy to jump into, despite the contents not being ... Read More
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