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Now Any Florida Resident Can Challenge What Is Taught In Public Florida Schools

New submitter zantafio shares a report from Orlando Sentinel: Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry wi

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Customer's 20-Year-Old Email Account Shut Down Over Unusual Address

A Halifax man is facing the daunting task of going through almost two decades of email messages after his email provider served notice it was deactivating his account in 30 days because of his email a

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US Government Seeks To Intervene in Apple's EU Tax Appeal

The U.S. government has sought to intervene in Apple's appeal against an EU order to pay back up to 13 billion euros ($14.8 billion) in Irish taxes, Reuters is reporting.

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Texting On the Move Makes You Walk Weird, Study Finds

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University put a mobile eye tracker and motion analysis sensors on participants who walked and crossed a curb-like obstacle on the ground while

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Broadcom Gets Green Light From Feds To Buy San Jose's Brocade For $5.9 billion

Chipmaker Broadcom on Monday won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to purchase San Jose-based Brocade Communications Systems for $5.9 billion. From a report: To land U.S.

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Hulu Joins Netflix and Amazon In Promoting Royalty-free Video Codec AV1

theweatherelectric writes: Hulu has joined the Alliance for Open Media, which is developing an open, royalty-free video format called AV1.

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Samsung Reportedly Developing a Voice-Controlled Speaker To Compete With Amazon Echo

Samsung may be working on a smart speaker of its own. The company is developing a smart speaker powered by its Bixby voice assistant, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Hanoi Plan To Ban Motorbikes By 2030 To Combat Pollution

Hanoi -- a city of five million motorbikes -- is planning to ban the popular two-wheeled transport by 2030.

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Amazon and eBay Images Broken By Photobucket's 'Ransom Demand'

An anonymous reader shares a report: Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms.

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Intel To Cut IoT Jobs

An anonymous reader shares a report: Intel is laying off people in its IoT group following its recent cuts to three of its IoT products -- the Joule, Edison and Galileo boards.

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Data Glitch Sets Tech Company Stock Prices At $123.47

For one moment on Monday evening, the prices of several stocks on Nasdaq -- including those of Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google, and Microsoft -- were all priced exactly the same, $123.47.

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Forced Arbitration Isn't 'Forced' Because No One Has To Buy Service, Says AT&T

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T is denying that its contracts include "forced arbitration" clauses, even though customers must agree to the clauses in order to obtain I

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Researchers Build American Eels an 'Eelevator'

randomErr writes: Bad pun aside, Cornell researchers have built a solution to help migrating eels bypass dams on their journey upstream.

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Men Are Affected By the Biological Clock As Well, Researchers Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A new study reveals that a couple's chances of having a baby fall with the man's age, to the point that it can have a substantial impact on their

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Content Management: How to effectively overcome legacy content

Content management is an enormous challenge for big organisations, especially when it comes to legacy content, much of which is owned my many content creators across the company.

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Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos transforms ruined buildings within walls of Spanish castle into light-filled homes

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Facebook Inches Closer To Its Goal of Beaming Internet to World's Remotest Places

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone -- called Aquila -- designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world.

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Japan Wants To Put a Man On the Moon, Accelerating Asian Space Race

Japan plans to put a man on the moon around 2030, according to a new proposal by the government's Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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The Life, Death, and Legacy of iPhone Jailbreaking

From a Motherboard article: Jailbreaking is the art of hacking into Apple's ultra-secure iOS operating system and unlocking it -- and thus allowing users to customize the phone, and write or install a

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Ends, Means, and Antitrust

Analyst Ben Thompson on the European Commission's $2.7 billion fine levied on Google for anti-competitive behavior: The United States and European Union have, at least since the Reagan Administration,

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A Million Bottles a Minute: World's Plastic Binge 'As Dangerous as Climate Change'

Should you ever travel to one of the many uninhibited islands that dot the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans, chances are you'll find plastic bottles littering the shore.

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Vertu, Phone-Maker To the Rich, Says It's Broke

A British-based luxury phone maker which made its name selling $50,000 smartphones decked out in alligator leather and titanium and fitted with sapphire screens, has applied to the courts to be placed

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You're Thinking About the Dictionary All Wrong, Lexicographers Say

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Outline: It seems like ever since "bootylicious" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in 2004, dictionaries have been trying to play catch up to

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The Age of Distributed Truth

Eugene Wei, head of video at Oculus (Formerly with Flipboard, Hulu, and Amazon) writes about how information gets distributed now, and things that were commonly known in specific circles are becoming

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AMD Launches Ryzen PRO CPUs: Enhanced Security, Longer Warranty, Better Quality

Reader harrisonweber shares a report: This morning AMD introduced their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs.

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Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After 28-Year Hiatus

Sony said this week it will begin pressing vinyl records again, ending an almost three-decade hiatus.

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France Drops Windows 10 Privacy Case After Microsoft Changes Telemetry Settings

Reader Mark Wilson writes: There have been lots of complaints about invasion of privacy since the release of Windows 10.

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India Presses Microsoft For Windows Discount in Wake of Cyber Attacks

India is pressing Microsoft to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in t

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Sony Suspends Thousands Of PlayStation Network Accounts in UK, Allegedly Because Of Issue With PayPal

An anonymous reader writes: PlayStation Network (PSN) users in the UK who've paid via PayPal have had their accounts suspended.

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Despite Hacking Charges, US Tech Industry Fought To Keep Ties To Russia Spy Service

The U.S. tech sector pushed the government to keep ties with Russia's spy agency, despite reports that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Friday.

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With a Single Wiretap Order, US Authorities Listened In on 3.3 Million Phone Calls

US authorities intercepted and recorded millions of phone calls last year under a single wiretap order, authorized as part of a narcotics investigation, ZDNet's Zack Whittaker reports.

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Are carousels that bad really?

Marcus' challenges current web industry thinking concerning carousels/sliders/galleries (which is – in a nutshell – they’re bad) with what, seemingly, most of the world thinks of them.

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Friday Link Pack

Michael Ventura spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC on how we have savant-like talents residing in us and we don’t take enough changes to find out.

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Code a Real-Time NativeScript App: Geolocation and Google Maps

NativeScript is a framework for building cross-platform native mobile apps using XML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Create a Mobile Application for Displaying Your Website RSS Content With Ionic

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial we will take a loo

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Panobook: A Notebook for Your Desk

Panobook Kickstarter Video from Studio Neat on Vimeo. A panoramic notebook for your desk? And eventually, your shelf? Panobook looks fantastic!

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How to Deploy a WordPress Plugin From TravisCI to WordPress.org

Not everyone likes subversion. If you use Git to manage WordPress plugin development, keeping your Git repo and the WordPress.org SVN repo in sync is tedious.

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Linus Explains What Surprises Him After 25 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds appeared in a new "fireside chat" with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel. An anonymous reader writes:
Linus explained what still surprises him about Linux development.

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State Legislators Want Surveillance Cameras To Catch Uninsured Drivers

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:
A Rhode Island legislative committee has approved a bill that would greatly expand the surveillance state through the deployment of license plate readers.

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Survey Says: Raspberry Pi Still Rules, But X86 SBCs Have Made Gains

DeviceGuru writes: Results from LinuxGizmos.com's annual hacker-friendly single board computer survey are in, and not surprisingly, the Raspberry Pi 3 is the most desired maker SBC by a 4-to-1 margin.

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Should Your Company Switch To Microservices?

Walmart Canada claims that it was microservices that allowed them to replace hardware with virtual servers, reducing costs by somewhere between 20 and 50 percent.

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Researcher Finds Critical OpenVPN Bug Using Fuzzing

"Guido Vranken recently published 4 security vulnerabilities in OpenVPN on his personal blog," writes long-time Slashdot reader randomErr -- one of which was a critical remote execution bug.

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UK Parliament Emails Closed After 'Sustained And Determined' Cyber-Attack

An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian:
Parliament has been hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber-attack by hackers attempting to gain access to MPs' and their staffers' email accounts.

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Germany Cracks Down On Illegal Speech On Social Media.

ArmoredDragon writes: German police have raided 36 homes of people accused of using illegal speech on Facebook and Twitter. Much of it was aimed at political speech.

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SheEO

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to meet Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO, a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators.

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My Complete Guide: How to ensure user experience is a priority for your company

As user experience professionals we want the companies for whom we work to be more user centric. But building a user-centric culture is hard. This guide will get you started.

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5 exercises to engage clients and stop you wireframing alone

Although some argue the value of wireframing, most designers consider them a useful tool. But are you getting the full value from them?

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How Can Businesses Close 'The Cybersecurity Gap'?

Companies can't find enough qualified security personnel, and fixing it requires "a fundamental shift in how businesses recruit, hire, and keep security talent," according to a VentureBeat article by