Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:34:16 -0500

Netflix adds a third more subscribers than expected; shares jump eight percent
(Reuters) - Streaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:10:43 GMT

Photos show 'weaponised commercial drones' in Iraq
Photographs taken in Iraq appear to show commercial drones adapted to drop grenades on the Iraqi security forces.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:41:00 +1100

Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research
A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:58:46 -0500

U.S exchanges rent helicopter, drape banner in pursuit of Snapchat IPO

FILE PHOTO - The Snapchat logo on a banner outside the NYSEBy Lauren Hirsch, Liana B. Baker and Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange - its arch-rival - on the same day tweeted a video shot from the floor of its exchange, showing that it too was using the social media giant's gadget. The scramble to promote Snapchat's "spectacles" is revealing the fierce competition between the two exchanges to host initial public offerings (IPOs) of prominent technology startups.


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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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CNET News
last updated: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:59:52 +0000

2016 was the hottest year on record. Sound familiar? - CNET
For the third year in a row, global temperatures continued to rise, once again breaking the record.

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SpaceX captures stunning shot of Falcon 9 landing - CNET
This magnificent photograph celebrates the seventh landing of a reusable rocket.

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Diablo III mahjong is now a thing - CNET
Blizzard's new merch merges a legend of board gaming with a legend of online gaming.

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Patrick Stewart to play Poop? The legend says 'make it so' - CNET
The veteran of stage, screen, "Star Trek" and "X-Men" has been cast to voice the most notorious of all emojis. No, not the peach that looks like a butt.

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ACLU accuses Facebook of racial bias in hate speech takedowns - CNET
In an open letter, almost 80 advocacy groups say the social network needs to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

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Super Mario Run jumps to Android in March - CNET
The popular smartphone game hits Android devices three months after its iOS debut.

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Obama: Chelsea Manning 'served a tough prison sentence' - CNET
The president tells reporters that he doesn't think commuting document-leaker Manning's sentence sends a message that the US will tolerate similar crimes.

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Netflix's global domination plans find a US fanbase - CNET
The streaming service is finding that shows produced abroad catch on at home. It's one of the surprising nuggets that helped fuel a strong fourth quarter.

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Japan makes it easier to use its high-tech toilets - CNET
Commentary: Some foreigners have been confused by signage on Japan's loos, which do far more than flush. So its sanitation industry comes up with standardized icons.

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​Fire Emblem: Heroes headed to Android, iOS next month - CNET
Nintendo officially announces its newest mobile game, and this time around, Android and iOS will get a simultaneous launch.

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Go behind the scenes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - CNET
Discover the hidden secrets of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood in a new video.

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M. Night Shyamalan explains the 'dark humour' of 'Split' - CNET
Share a split second with "Split" director M. Night Shyamalan and star Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Giant wolfhound wags the world's longest dog tail - CNET
Keon wiggles his splendid tail all the way into the latest Guinness World Records book.

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Can you smell what VR porn is cooking? Unfortunately, yes you can - CNET
The OhRoma mask features scents like "body odor," "panties" and "fragrances."

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'The Martian' author bringing space to the small screen - CNET
Andy Weir has taken us to Mars and back, twice. Now he's looking to bring more life in space with a CBS television show.

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Google could bring supercheap Android One phones to the US - CNET
Originally meant for emerging markets, the budget phones might be heading Stateside.

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Oculus' elusive founder tells court: We didn't steal anything - CNET
In court, Palmer Luckey gives details about the early efforts of his VR startup, which soon enough got Facebook to buy it for $3 billion.

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Huzzah! Threaded messaging finally coming to Slack - CNET
It's about time. The collaboration tool gets the highly-requested ability to group related message replies together.

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Department of Labor sues Oracle over pay discrimination - CNET
Oracle says the lawsuit is politically motivated. The Department of Labor notes that government contracts could be at stake.

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South Korea won't arrest Samsung heir apparent in corruption scandal - CNET
Jay Y. Lee has been accused of using bribery in exchange for political favors.

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Man gives cat 11,453 stern looks, because the internet - CNET
A young man, his cat and his mom make for a strangely compelling video showing a neck-breaking challenge.

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GM to pay $1 million to SEC for ignition switch 'accounting control failures' - Roadshow
It was able to resolve the SEC complaint without admitting or denying guilt.

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'This is fine' dog meme now an endearing pixelated game - CNET
The popular meme of the calm cartoon dog sitting at a table with fire raging all around him is now a delightful, comforting game.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:03:03 -0400

18 Times Tumblr Summed Up Your Anime Addiction

Life? What life?

When you can't pry yourself away from rewatching your favorite series to try something new:

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When you realize how effortless it would be for you to do your thesis on a 400-episode shounen character arc:

When you realize how effortless it would be for you to do your thesis on a 400-episode shounen character arc:

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When you try to make plans outside of anime, but your schedule won't allow for it:

When you try to make plans outside of anime, but your schedule won't allow for it:

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When your bishounen thirst has no chill:

When your bishounen thirst has no chill:

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Meet Nintendo’s First ‘Fire Emblem’ for Smartphones
It's coming in February for iOS and Android devices

During a special video presentation Wednesday afternoon, Nintendo unveiled its third game for smartphones, a tactical roleplaying game staged in its medieval fantasy fueled Fire Emblem series.

Fire Emblem: Heroes, out February 2 for iOS and Android devices, once more pits two kingdoms against each other. But this game lets you play as a summoner invoking icons from the series’ history to forge an army in what looks like a best-of series mashup. (For those unfamiliar with Fire Emblem, it’s basically chess meets toy soldiers, each soldier sporting special abilities and positioned to fight on smallish boards with terrain tiles that impact how well they can move and fight.)

Maps in Heroes will be 8×6 grids tailored to smartphone screens, while the video suggests vertical is the only supported orientation, allowing character info to fill the top and an action menu bar to fill out the bottom. Movement is either drag-and-drop, or per traditional series controls, Heroes supports picking a spot to move to before executing the action. And there’s the customary rock-paper-scissors angle, here using different colors (red, green, blue) to form the triangle of domination.

You use orbs acquired by playing to summon heroes, and that’s where the micropayment angle comes in: you can also buy extras (with real money) in the game shop. There’s also a save or spend angle that incentivizes thinking about how many orbs to use at once versus how many heroes you opt to summon. And the heroes themselves, able to be leveled up over time, come in multiple flavors, with higher star counts signifying versions of a hero with better stats or weapons.

The company also noted its Fire Emblem game (working title) for its upcoming home/mobile hybrid Nintendo Switch, and the first on a home console since 2007, will arrive sometime in 2018. There’s also a remake of Fire Emblem: Gaiden coming for 3DS, dubbed Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and due May 19. And Dynasty Warriors/Fire Emblem mashup Fire Emblem: Warriors (see the trailer below) is coming to both Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS sometime this fall.

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

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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Twitter / Favorites from liamalexander
last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

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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Google acquires Twitter’s Fabric mobile development platform

Over the past couple of years, Twitter has offered developers numerous services to help them build, test, deploy and maintain their apps as part of its modular Fabric platform. Now, the company is selling it off to Google. The move is likely an attempt on Twitter’s part to slim down in troubling times. The good thing is that none of Fabric’s useful services – including Crashlytics for reporting crashes, Digits for user authentication, Answers app analytics and Nuance for speech recognition – are going away, as Google will continue to offer them to developers as they are. The people behind…

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