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Madrid asks anti-trust watchdog to probe Uber's new airport service
MADRID (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog on Saturday to investigate whether Uber's new low-cost airport transfer service constitutes unfair competition.

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos
People looking for extremist Islamist propaganda will be shown clips denouncing terrorism instead.

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DC SDCC Announcement: A New Poster, Green Lantern and More to Come

Warner Bros. Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con is one of the most anticipated panels of the show. Mostly because we have no idea what they’re going to show. Well OK, Justice […]

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last updated: Thu, 04 May 2017 03:28:00 +1000

Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app
Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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last updated: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:55:23 -0400

Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Amazon launches a social network for spending moneyAmazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.


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Galaxies collide in stunning picture
A NEW image captured by NASA Hubble space telescope shows ‘doomed duo’ galaxies colliding and then trying to destroy one another.

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last updated: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:50:26 +0000

Magnepan MMGi speakers are a stupendously thin wall of sound - CNET
Chances are you've never heard -- or seen -- a speaker that sounds like the Magnepan MMGi.

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We Know Which "Tetris" Piece You Are

Doot doodaloo do do do da do doo, doot doodaloo do da doot doot doo.

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Only A True Marvel Fan Will Score 7/9 On This Quiz

In each question, one character is the odd one out. Can you figure out the difference we’re thinking of?

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7 Ways I Proved To My Mom That Video Games Are Not Boring

Video games are cool and fun and not a waste of time MOM!

Hello! My name is Jeffrey and I love video games. I also love my Mom. But my Mom does not love video games.

Hello! My name is Jeffrey and I love video games. I also love my Mom. But my Mom does not love video games.

I told my Mom that I went to E3 2017 (a video game convention) and she rolled her eyes!

Let me show you 7 cool things I saw at E3 and by the end of this post we'll be playing video games together Mom!

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

Mom you remember when I played Sonic the Hedgehog, right? He's a little blue guy that runs super fast. That's good because it's exercise and promotes good health! What more do you need MOM! It's cool!

I kept calling them "Snapchat filters" and the girl that worked at Facebook was not happy.

I kept calling them "Snapchat filters" and the girl that worked at Facebook was not happy.

Also I said "My Mom doesn't have a Facebook" and she didn't like that either. Which is fair. I quickly ran away.


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Let Us Guess Your "Tekken" Animal Fighter

We’re all animals when Tekken 7 drops.

Images from Bandai Namco

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If You're Under 16, You Won't Believe What The Internet Used To Be Like

“Get off the internet. I need the phone!”

We connected to the internet using this kind of setup:

We connected to the internet using this kind of setup:

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And we had to connect through the phone line. THIS kind of phone:

And we had to connect through the phone line. THIS kind of phone:

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We had to sit through this noise in order to connect:

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Y'all, The New "Zelda" Game Is So Freakin' Fun

IDGAF about video games but I am OBSESSED with Breath of the Wild.

Hello, friends. My name is Cates, I’m 35 years old, and I haven’t sat down and played a video game in over a decade. I am not exaggerating, the last console I owned was a SEGA DREAMCAST.

Hello, friends. My name is Cates, I’m 35 years old, and I haven’t sat down and played a video game in over a decade. I am not exaggerating, the last console I owned was a SEGA DREAMCAST.

So it's been roughly...15 years? Maybe longer.

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Sure, I've played a little bit of Mario Kart and Smash Bros., but that's about the extent of my gaming since my college days.

Sure, I've played a little bit of Mario Kart and Smash Bros., but that's about the extent of my gaming since my college days.

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But, recently, my S.O. got a Nintendo Switch and the new Legend of Zelda game, and I've gotta admit, it looked pretty cool.

But, recently, my S.O. got a Nintendo Switch and the new Legend of Zelda game, and I've gotta admit, it looked pretty cool.

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The graphics have slightly improved since the first time I played Zelda.

The graphics have slightly improved since the first time I played Zelda.

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40 Facts You Definitely Never Knew About "Star Wars"

“Many Bothans died to bring us this information.”

Originally, R2-D2 had dialogue, with actual speaking parts.

Originally, R2-D2 had dialogue, with actual speaking parts.

Many of C-3PO's reactions correspond to R2's original lines.

Lucasfilm

A select group of directors were the first to see the movie.

A select group of directors were the first to see the movie.

The majority, including Brian de Palma, thought that Star Wars would be a dud. The only person who predicted its success was Steven Spielberg.

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The iconic "Imperial March" (also known as Darth Vader's theme) is never actually heard in A New Hope.

The iconic "Imperial March" (also known as Darth Vader's theme) is never actually heard in A New Hope.

The song was originally composed for The Empire Strikes Back. (Though it may have been edited back into the special editon of "A New Hope" later.)

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The 20th Century Fox executives wanted Chewbacca to wear shorts.

The 20th Century Fox executives wanted Chewbacca to wear shorts.

They sent memos to Lucas, scandalized that there was a naked character. Although they ended up making sketches of Chewbacca with clothes, they chose to retain his original appearance.

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21 Cool AF Ways To Nerd Out At Home

You ~shall~ pass.

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

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A Rick and Morty Monopoly game as the perf addition for your board game shelf. (Belches not included.)

A Rick and Morty Monopoly game as the perf addition for your board game shelf. (Belches not included.)

Get it from Amazon for $32.30. / Also check out Rick and Morty Mr. Meeseeks' Box O' Fun Dice Dares Game and playing cards.

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A swords decal to stick above your ~porcelain~ throne where you watch actual Game of Thrones...and hopefully not suffer patricide.

A swords decal to stick above your ~porcelain~ throne where you watch actual Game of Thrones...and hopefully not suffer patricide.

Promising Review: "Everyone loves using my bathroom now because of this." —Claudia

Get it from Amazon for $24.98.

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15 Pretty Unbelievably Gross Things Guys Actually Do

“Guys who constantly itch their balls in public totally gross me out.”

Sniffing their pits to see if they smell, multiple times.

Sniffing their pits to see if they smell, multiple times.

"Sometimes I sniff my pits just to see if they smell, but even after I’ve determined the level of smelliness, I still sniff them a few more times for no apparent reason. It’s like an instinct." —jackcleary50

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Picking their noses and THEN playing with dried snot for hours.

Picking their noses and THEN playing with dried snot for hours.

"My brother picks his nose and instead of throwing away the dried snot, he plays with it for hours. He'll roll it around with his index finger and thumb. When he has to do something else, he'll just stick it on the wall or side of the bed and come back later and start playing with it again! He said it's relaxing." —bikalpak

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Scratching their balls in public.

Scratching their balls in public.

"Guys who constantly scratch their balls in public [gross me out]. Vaginas itch too, but you don’t see us with our hands three feet deep in our crotch. No one likes to hear the sound of pubes being scratched, so please knock it off." —Stephanie Workman

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19 Things To Do If You Want To Be An Expert At RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch

First tip: Don’t DL this game because you’ll never seen your friends and family again.

Remember Rollercoaster Tycoon, the amazing, fun, time-suck computer game from the early '00s?! Well guess what! It's back, in a FREE touch version for iOS and Android.

Remember Rollercoaster Tycoon, the amazing, fun, time-suck computer game from the early '00s?! Well guess what! It's back, in a FREE touch version for iOS and Android.

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The fastest way to level up is to upgrade cards and complete challenges. BUT with that said, don't always upgrade your cards immediately...

The fastest way to level up is to upgrade cards and complete challenges. BUT with that said, don't always upgrade your cards immediately...

Atari

... Because there will be challenges to upgrade a specific type of card and you’ll in turn get free coins, tickets, and stars.

... Because there will be challenges to upgrade a specific type of card and you’ll in turn get free coins, tickets, and stars.

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23 Small But Awesome Details You Never Noticed In “The Walking Dead”

Even the opening credits have something you’d never notice.

The title screen during the opening credits decays a little every season.

The title screen during the opening credits decays a little every season.

AMC

There's a creepy face in a tree during the first episode.

There's a creepy face in a tree during the first episode.

AMC

Edwin Jenner's warning to Rick in the Season 1 finale is the title of the Season 7 premiere episode, in which Rick and his group meet Negan and reach their low point.

Edwin Jenner's warning to Rick in the Season 1 finale is the title of the Season 7 premiere episode, in which Rick and his group meet Negan and reach their low point.

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What Merle says while stuck on the roof is the same as what he says right before the Governor kills him.

What Merle says while stuck on the roof is the same as what he says right before the Governor kills him.

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Is "Pubes" Officially The Worst Word In The English Language?

Move over moist, there’s a new girl in town and she doesn’t fuck around.

Move over "moist," fuck off "fingering, and "panties," you have been CANCELED. You're all over! There's a new HBIC in town and her name is "pubes."

Move over "moist," fuck off "fingering, and "panties," you have been CANCELED. You're all over! There's a new HBIC in town and her name is "pubes."

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Yep, "pubes!"

Yep, "pubes!"

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Grab your girls and spread the word, "pubes" is officially the worst word.

Grab your girls and spread the word, "pubes" is officially the worst word.

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11 Fermi’s Paradox Solutions That Will Make You Have An Existential Crisis

Where the heck are the aliens?

Fermi's paradox is the contradiction between the high probability that alien civilizations exist and the lack of contact we've had with aliens. Here are 11 potential answers to Fermi’s paradox, some of which sound feasible, while others resemble big-budget sci-fi movie plots.

Fermi's paradox is the contradiction between the high probability that alien civilizations exist and the lack of contact we've had with aliens. Here are 11 potential answers to Fermi’s paradox, some of which sound feasible, while others resemble big-budget sci-fi movie plots.

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All advanced civilizations are listening for signals, not sending them.

All advanced civilizations are listening for signals, not sending them.

Imagine 10 people scattered across Earth several miles from one another. Each of them has a cell phone, but instead of dialing different combinations in the hopes of contacting one another, they just keep an eye on their respective phones, waiting for an incoming call.

Read more on this theory here.

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Aliens are observing us like zoo animals.

Aliens are observing us like zoo animals.

Advanced beings are studying us from afar instead of interacting. There are many reasons why they might choose only to observe, whether it’s because they’re waiting for us to meet particular criteria as a civilization or they simply want to observe us in our natural habitat without knowledge of their existence.

Read more on this theory here.

Universal Pictures

Humans aren't searching correctly for signals from alien civilizations.

Humans aren't searching correctly for signals from alien civilizations.

Imagine trying to contact someone by making a phone call to a fax machine or sending a text to a landline. Aliens could be sending out signals right this very moment and we’re just not listening for them the right way.

Read more on this theory here.

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29 Essential X-Men Things Somehow Left Out Of The X-Men Movies

They’ve made six X-Men films and four spinoffs, and yet so little of what makes X-Men the best comics franchise of all time has ever made it to the big screen.

The most iconic core group of X-Men from the late '70s into the mid '80s have never been a team on screen, and as a result key relationships have never been written into a film.

The most iconic core group of X-Men from the late '70s into the mid '80s have never been a team on screen, and as a result key relationships have never been written into a film.

This would be Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Colossus, but could also include Jean Grey or Kitty Pryde. You know, the goddamn X-Men!

John Byrne / Marvel Comics

You never get to see Wolverine and Nightcrawler be best friends.

You never get to see Wolverine and Nightcrawler be best friends.

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You never see a "fastball special," i.e., Colossus throwing Wolverine at a bad guy.

You never see a "fastball special," i.e., Colossus throwing Wolverine at a bad guy.

Edit: Apparently a version of this happens in The Last Stand, but this is a technicality. The important thing is context – this is part of Logan and Piotr's close relationship, and a lot of what makes it exciting is this being part of their teamwork. Colossus and Wolverine barely know each other in the films. Colossus is barely a character at all until Deadpool.

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You never see the tortured romance of Colossus and Kitty Pryde.

You never see the tortured romance of Colossus and Kitty Pryde.

Ah, the wonderful metaphor of the man who can cover himself in armor and the girl who can become a ghost.

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Marvel Are Being Criticized For Pairing A Holocaust Survivor With A Nazi Lead Group

The character of Magneto, a former Auschwitz prisoner, is suggested to be working for Hydra on an upcoming variant cover.

Last week, it was announced that there would be a series of variant covers for Marvel's upcoming Secret Empire comic event.

Last week, it was announced that there would be a series of variant covers for Marvel's upcoming Secret Empire comic event.

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The press released stated that a number of Marvel villains would be, "Hydra's secret weapons in the war against the super heroes." Included on the list was the character Magneto.

The press released stated that a number of Marvel villains would be, "Hydra's secret weapons in the war against the super heroes." Included on the list was the character Magneto.

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This Teacher's Snapchat Will Make Anyone Who Feels Old Say, "This Is So Me"

Painfully relatable.

Jerad Gardner, MD, is a pathologist at the University of Arkansas. He's also a good teacher who REALLY tries to connect with his young students by ~speaking~ their language...

Jerad Gardner, MD, is a pathologist at the University of Arkansas. He's also a good teacher who REALLY tries to connect with his young students by ~speaking~ their language...

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...that is to say, he just started using Snapchat for his classes, and well:

...that is to say, he just started using Snapchat for his classes, and well:

jmgardnermd / Via instagram.com

LOL:

LOL:

::Whispers:: "Ugh, same though."

Gardner explained, "My goal is to share good medical knowledge. Best way to do that is to post in the format people like to receive info from. My kids...er...med students, use Snapchat so I figure I should try."


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Which "Yuri!!! On Ice" Character Must Go?

Who will be the grand prix finalists of our hearts?


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How to Protect Yourself Against a Ransomware Attack
Recently, a massive ransomware attack using stolen NSA hacking tools disabled an estimated 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The ransomware, known as WannaCry, severely affected organizations around the globe, including , the British National Health Service, car makers Renault and Nissan, and the Russian Interior Ministry. Like other ransomware, WannaCry encrypts files on…

Recently, a massive ransomware attack using stolen NSA hacking tools disabled an estimated 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. The ransomware, known as WannaCry, severely affected organizations around the globe, including FedEx, the British National Health Service, car makers Renault and Nissan, and the Russian Interior Ministry.

Like other ransomware, WannaCry encrypts files on the infected computers, making these files inaccessible, and only releases the code to unencrypt the files when the user pays a $300 bitcoin ransom. It’s unknown how many companies have paid or plan to pay the ransom, but with critical data like patient records on the line and production lines shut down, companies have often chosen to pay up rather than lose those records forever.

What is, perhaps, most disappointing with this most recent attack is that it was 100% preventable. All the infected machines were running outdated versions of Windows XP or Vista that are no longer being supported by Microsoft. The risks of continuing to use these versions of Windows were well known (and we warned of the need to stop using XP back in 2014), yet organizations failed to take prudent measures to keep their systems up to date. Now they, and in many cases “we”, as customers and clients, are paying the price.

The good news here, to the extent there is good news, is that protecting ourselves against ransomware like Wanna Cry is not difficult. If you follow these simple steps, you should be safe from ransomware and most other cyber threats likely to come your way.

1. Keep your system up to date

If you are running Windows XP or Vista, you should immediately update your system to Windows 10 or buy a new computer. As we warned back in 2014, Microsoft is no longer supporting these ancient versions of Windows and continuing to use then makes you a prime target for cyber-attacks. And even an entry model $500 computer that will be far more powerful than your current XP one.

For those using Windows 7 and newer, make sure that you have Automatic Updates enabled so new security patches get installed as soon as they are available. These versions of Windows had already been patched by Microsoft to specifically prevent these types of ransomware attacks.

2. Use a reliable antimalware program

While antimalware programs can’t defend against every attack, they can prevent the vast majority of commonly-found malware from infecting your computer. And when new malware is discovered, antimalware providers quickly distribute updates to block it. We recommended Kaspersky in our latest analysis of the best antimalware solutions, though Bitdefender and Norton are also excellent options. And antimalware isn’t just for Windows users. Ransomware has been discovered for Macs, too.

3. Back up your data – no, really back up your data

It’s important to back up your data for a number of reasons; and the threat of ransomware is definitely one of them. But it’s not enough just to back up to an external hard drive, or even to the cloud. Many ransomware programs are specifically designed to search out backup devices, even across your network and cloud storage, encrypting everything in its path. To protect yourself, you either have to make regular backups to an external hard drive, which you then detach from your system after the backup (a pain to manage), or use a cloud service that provides automatic versioning so that if the most recent versions are encrypted, you can still recover from earlier versions. We’ve always been fans of Dropbox, which offers a 1TB storage plan for around $100 per year.

4. Keep your browser and plug-ins up to date

Some malware, including ransomware, can be delivered via “drive-by” infections. Taking advantage of vulnerabilities in common browser plugins, like Flash or Java, simply visiting a compromised site, or even viewing a malicious ad on an otherwise safe site, is all it takes for the malware to take hold. So in addition to keeping your operating system up to date, it’s just as important to keep your browser and its associated plug-ins up to date.

5. Avoid ransomware in the first place

The Wanna Cry ransomware was spread by email through an encrypted zip file attachment. You click on the attachment and unzip the file and all your precious files are now toast. This common social engineering trick has been around for years and, despite repeated warnings not to click on unknown email attachments, it’s still as effective as ever, as evidenced by the immense global success of the latest Wanna Cry attack.

DON’T BE THAT PERSON. Don’t click on or open files in email unless you know exactly what they are. Since sender names can be spoofed, simply seeing that the sender is a friend, relative or colleague is not enough. If in doubt, contact them directly to confirm that they sent you the file before you start clicking. And that goes for links, too, that may send you to infected websites (see #4 above).

This article originally appeared on Techlicious.com

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liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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TigerVPN grants full online security forever – for less than $50

Other than the mostly unworkable scenario of going Amish and completely detaching from the grid, you won’t find a more sound method of protecting your online information and privacy than with a top-quality VPN provider. With cyber-thieves, hackers and online snoops always lurking, you need the talents of a quality VPN provider like TigerVPN to shield everything you do on the web. Right now, you can lock in a lifetime of TigerVPN service at a ridiculously low $49 fee from TNW Deals. Encircled by TigerVPN’s 256-bit SSL military grade encryption tunnel, you can explore all corners of the web with a masked IP address…

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