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Amazon Offers To Scrap Ebook Clauses To Settle EU Antitrust Probe

U.S. online retailer Amazon has offered to alter its e-book contracts with publishers in a bid to end an EU antitrust probe and stave off a possible fine, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

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USDA Scrambles To Ease Concerns After Researchers Were Ordered To Stop Publishing Publicly Funded Science

Layzej writes: Popular Science reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now barred from communicating with the public. [And early this morning, BuzzFeed revealed that] The U.S.

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Wine 2.0 Released

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Softpedia: It's finally here!

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Amazon Updates Echo, Echo Dot To Let You Address It As 'Computer'

ewhac writes: "Computer, what is the time, please?" is now a spoken command that will actually work with Amazon's updated Alexa/Echo smart speaker.

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Researchers Discover Massive Networks of Fake Twitter Accounts

mi writes: Turns out, there are researchers studying ways to identify bots on Twitter -- fake accounts used by individuals or groups for various purposes.

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Google Is Partnering With Raspberry Pi To Create AI

Google is planning to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to the diminutive Raspberry Pi this year.

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Netflix Will Now Let Android Users Download Content Onto SD Storage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Consumerist: Now that Netflix has finally opened the doors to offline viewing, subscribers have the ability to download content and watch it later.

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Google Starts Live Testing Instant Apps on Android

Last year, Google previewed a new feature that would allow a user to try out an app without having to download and install it first.

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Stop promoting broken products. Fix them!

Creating a great user experience does not stop at the edge of the screen. It is fundamentally linked to the products and services we offer.

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Hopeful (Again)

I marched in NYC today. It was peaceful, kind, massive and filled me up with hope.

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Neuroscience Can't Explain How a Microprocessor Works

mspohr writes: The Economist has an interesting story about two neuroscientists/engineers -- Eric Jonas of the University of California, Berkeley, and Konrad Kording of Northwestern University, in Chi

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Mathematical Modules in Python: Decimal and Fractions

Even the most basic mathematical operations can sometimes give an erroneous result. This happens due to limitations in storing the exact value of some numbers.

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Millennials Earn 20 Percent Less Than Boomers Did At Same Stage of Life

According to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, even though they are better ed

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Envato Market in 60 Seconds: Author Ratings

In this super-quick video I’ll introduce you to Envato Market’s author ratings.

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Getting Started With a React Native App Template

Designing a React Native app from scratch is often a cumbersome process—especially the design part, because you have to plan for both Android and iOS devices.

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Color Wheel Blanket

Oh the nerdy designer in me loves this color wheel blanket. Goes well with the RGB Tattly.

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Understanding Forms and Events in React

In this tutorial, you'll learn about forms and events in React. We'll start by creating a simple React-based app and then add a form and some elements.

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Firebase Security Rules

Firebase Realtime Database security rules are how you secure your data from unauthorised users and protect your data structure.  

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Building Your Startup: Increasing Security

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

This tutorial is part of the 

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How the future of the user interface will redefine your job

For over 25 years the Graphic User Interface has ruled supreme. But things are changing. Changes that will redefine what it means to be a digital designer.

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Interviews: Ask Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst A Question

Jim Whitehurst joined Red Hat in 2008, as its valuation rose past $10 billion and the company entered the S&P 500.

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Create SiriKit Extensions in iOS 10

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingIntroduction

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Introduction to Erlang and Elixir

Elixir is a fast, dynamic and scalable language which is fast becoming adopted by the startup crowd and es

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Eyes Duvet Covers

Not sure what my current obsession about duvet covers is all about, but here you go, another cute on: Eyes!

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What's New in iOS 10? Find Out in This Short Course

Want to start the New Year by getting up to date with all the latest changes in iOS 10?

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Create an Android Cardboard 360 Video Viewer

Augmented and virtual reality, while still relatively new, have quickly become popular for apps, including for gaming and education.

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How to put on a duvet cover

Now, this was useful. But I doubt it will work with a thick down comforter like I have. I’ll give the burrito method a try though!

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Auto Elasticy

Artist Chris Labrooy playfully positioned colorful Porsche cars into surreal situations and scenarios. The pool one, above, made me laugh.

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Tutorial: Duo Layout With CSS3 Animations & Transitions (Pt. 2)

Last week I demonstrated how to build a split-screen website layout using CSS flexbox and viewport units that offers an alternative way to present a brand’s featured content.

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Listen

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe.

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Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks

Wow! 3,900 pages of Paul Klee’s personal notebooks are now online, presenting his Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931).

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Don’t say that word!

This made me cry-laugh just now.

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Today

Loving the TODAY Daily Calendar by Matthew Hoffman.

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Tolerations

“One of the things I focus on most when trying to reduce the anxiety in my own home is something called tolerations.

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Gratitude

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Are you a giver or a taker?

Always coming back to this TED Talk by Adam Grant based on his book Give and Take.

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Who Thinks I Should Fly The Plane?

New York Cartoon nailed it.

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I Feel Great

Currently wearing this Adam J. Kurtz Tattly. 2017 is going to be GREAT!

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Online Knitting Reference Library

This Online Knitting Reference Library post over on Open culture made me laugh. Go and Download 300 Knitting Books Published From 1849 to 2012!

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Teenager Tribe Memberships

“I can’t overstate the significance of a teenager’s tribe membership,” Damour writes.

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Tesla Delivered Over 76,000 Vehicles In 2016, Falling Slightly Short of Goal

Tesla delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling just shy of its goal of delivering 80,000 cars for the year.

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China Says It Will Shut Down Ivory Trade By End of 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.

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Apple Patent Hints At Magnetic Ear Hooks To Keep Future AirPods In Your Ears

Patently Apple has recently uncovered a new Apple patent that may help AirPods stay in your ears. The patent details a magnetic mechanism that wraps around the user's ear.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse

One of the many ways self-driving cars will impact the world is with organ shortages.

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Smart Electricity Meters Can Be Dangerously Insecure, Warns Expert

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Smart electricity meters, of which there are more than 100 million installed around the world, are frequently "dangerously insecure," a security

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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Some Great Games Panned and Some Inferior Games Praised?

dryriver writes: A few years ago I bought a multiplayer war game called Soldner: Secret Wars that I had never heard of before.

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Apple To Cut iPhone Production By 10%: Nikkei

A new report from Nikkei Asian Review says that Apple will cut iPhone production by around 10% in the first quarter of 2017.

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Postal, the Legendarily Violent Video Game by Running With Scissors, Is Now Open Source

An anonymous reader writes: Video game developer Running With Scissors has announced that it is open sourcing the original version of its most popular title-Postal, which was released back in 1997.

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Microsoft Is No Longer Selling Any Lumia Windows Phones On Its US Store

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Neowin: It seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 M

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Sonos Alarms Are Waking Users a Day Early

Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can'' turn off said alarm.

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Bad Year For Piracy: 2016 Was The Year Torrent Giants Fell

From a report on TorrentFreak: 2016 has been a memorable year for torrent users but not in a good way.

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Foxconn Boosting Automated Production in China

Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases, aiming to fully automate entire factories eventually, according to general manager Dai Jia-peng for Foxconn's Au