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MPAA Wants ISPs to Disconnect Persistent Pirates

Ernesto Van der Sar, reporting for TorrentFreak: The MPAA wants Internet providers and services to take stronger actions against persistent copyright infringers.

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Autonomous Robots Begin Testing For New Delivery Service

An anonymous reader writes: "In the future, your food or package could be delivered by a coordinated fleet of self-driving vehicles," writes CBS Marketwatch, reporting on an "autonomous delivery start

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Microsoft's New AI Mistakenly Identifies Photos, Ignores Hitler

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft's newest online AI, CaptionBot, tries to identify what's in an uploaded photo, using two recognition APIs recently released by Microsoft Cognitive Services for ap

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Viable Mammal Embryos In Space Demonstrated by Chinese Experiment

hackingbear writes: "The latest experiment results from China's SJ-10 recoverable satellite have been sent back with some groundbreaking news.

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Online Voters Name British Vessel 'Boaty McBoatface'

Britain's Natural Environment Research Council conducted an online poll to select the name for their new advanced polar research vessel.

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James Cameron Announces Four Sequels to 'Avatar'

An anonymous reader writes: In a surprise appearance at CinemaCon, James Cameron announced plans for "a truly massive cinematic process" -- four new sequels to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar, plus a Disn

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Flying Jet-Powered Hoverboard Now a Reality

Zapata Racing has begun testing prototypes of a new jet-powered hoverboard called the "Flyboard Air".

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Google's Android N OS Will Support Pressure-Sensitive Screens

An anonymous reader writes: In the latest Developer Preview 2 of Android N, Google introduced new "Launcher shortcuts" to the beta OS.

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Some Tumors Are Responding to A New Cancer Therapy

A new cancer therapy in an early-stage trial by the U.S. National Cancer Institute "continued to be safe and show durable responses against solid tumors for some patients," reports Bloomberg.

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Why Are We So Bad at Predicting Earthquakes?

In the wake of major earthquakes in both Japan and Ecuador, one British newspaper asks: Why are we so bad at predicting earthquakes?

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Hacker's Account of How He Took Down Hacking Team's Servers

An anonymous reader writes: FinFisher, the hacker that broke into Italian firm Hacking Team, has published a step-by-step account of how he carried out the attacks, what tools he used, and what he lea

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US: North Korean Missile Launch a 'Catastrophic' Failure

An anonymous reader writes: North Korea failed to launch an intermediate-range missile on Friday, multiple news outlets, citing American and South Korean military officials, are reporting.

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Underwater Sonar Robot Discovers A Real Loch Ness Monster (Prop)

A Norwegian oil company is finally performing a sonar scan on the bottom of Loch Ness, creating a high-resolution map of the Scottish lake that's reputed to contain a mysterious lake monster.

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Open Source Headset Enables New Mind-Controlled Devices

An anonymous reader writes: "When DARPA funded research into a brain-computer interface, artist and engineer Joel Murphy and his former student Conor Russomanno built a working prototype," reports Pop

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EU Approves Strict New Privacy Rules

An anonymous reader writes: The EU just approved a new set of strict rules governing privacy and data protection, which include a right to be forgotten and to "clear and affirmative consent" for any p

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WP REST API: Internals and Customization

In the previous part of the series, we learned about creating, updating, and deleting content remotely through the WP REST API.

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20 Useful WordPress Gallery Plugins

Several WordPress versions ago, putting together an image gallery wasn't the easiest thing to do, let alone a gallery of videos or

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Sherpa

Sherpa turns Instagram into a travel guide. Fantastic idea. Can’t wait to give this a try when it launches! Watch the video on their teaser site. Sign up to be a Beta Tester.

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Design Matters with Amanda Palmer

“We think that we’re all very connected, we think that we’re all very communicative. But when you actually strip it down, there’s a lot wrong.

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Getting Started With Ionic: Services

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New Coffee Break Course on JavaScript Promises

JavaScript Promises

Do you want to learn more about JavaScript promises?

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Mysterious Stacks of Books

Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City.

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What Are Laravel Exceptions?

As a PHP developer, you may use exceptions, because they allow you to notice when something has gone wrong or the user has acted in an

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Goobers

These candles by Talbot & Yon made me chuckle.

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Understand Caching in OpenCart

Nowadays, you can’t afford to go offline even for a couple of minutes if you’re dealing with a global audience as it gives your competitor a chance to prove that they are ahead of you.

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Tesla Updates Model S With New Front-End, Air Filtration System, Faster Charging

An anonymous reader writes: The Model S has received several new features and improvements to help it stay relevant with the newer Model X crossover and recently released Model 3 electric vehicles fro

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Slow and Steady

The older I get, the more I understand why my parents used to say that slow and steady wins. Nothing worthwhile can be rushed.

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Are you failing your users like Nuance?

Software company Nuance shows us a terrifying fact. That a lack of focus on customers feelings and needs can destroy brand perceptions. A mistake we all make.

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Color Wall

I want to travel to Houston so we can take photos in front of this giant, brightly colored wall.

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Exquisite Origami … Made Out of Human Faces

Exquisite Origami … Made Out of Human FacesAlma Haser mixes origami and photography to create strange, st

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Small and Heavy Arms Traded On Facebook By Libyan Militants

An anonymous reader writes: A report entitled "The Online Trade of Light Weapons in Libya" on Thursday revealed machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles are being traded in Libya via Fac

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WordPress.com Enables HTTPS Encryption For All Websites

On Friday, WordPress announced that it is bringing free HTTPS to all -- "million-plus" -- custom domains, essentially ramping up security on every blog and website.

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Apple's Fight With US Over Privacy Enters a New Round

An anonymous reader shares a report on Bloomberg: Apple Inc.'s fight over privacy with the U.S.

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Verizon To Submit Bid For Yahoo

An anonymous reader writes: Sources close to the company have confirmed that Verizon will submit a first-round bid to purchase Yahoo's web business early next week, and that they may offer to take on