Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:04:19 -0400

Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs
(Reuters) - The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.

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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:01:52 GMT

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware
Malware appeared to lock the web browser and demanded money for its release.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:21:00 +1100

Windows 10's next major update arrives April 11
After months of waiting, beta tests, and trickles of information about new features, the next major update for Windows 10 will arrive on April 11. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Creators Update, as it’s known, will start rolling out to users of the company’s latest operating system in roughly two weeks.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:55:22 -0400

Why Snap may be more like Twitter than Facebook

Why Snap may be more like Twitter than FacebookSnap (SNAP), parent company of Snapchat, may have more in common with Twitter (TWTR) than you might think, a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence claims.


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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, 29 Mar 2017 05:17:46 +0000

Slacker Radio's new feature goes old-school - CNET
Sound Bytes are audio clips (not music) that consist of news bits, artist song introductions and short interviews.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: Watch our live preshow starting at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT - CNET
Samsung is finally launching the Galaxy S8 phone. Watch our preshow, followed by the event as it unfolds in real time.

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Google can now translate Korean while you watch - CNET
Point your phone at Korean text and watch the words transform into your language of choice.

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ZTE escapes US trade blacklist - CNET
The US Commerce Department strikes ZTE's name off the trade blacklist after the company admitted to violating trade sanctions placed against Iran.

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'Wreck-It Ralph 2' has a title (and we're 8-bit excited) - CNET
Looks like Ralph is getting a massive tech upgrade from arcade land.

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Donald Trump has a new iPhone, says social media director - CNET
Commentary: The president, who once wanted Apple to be boycotted, now apparently has relented, according to his social media director.

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This smartband knows what food you're eating - CNET
For the fitness buffs out there who can be bothered tracking calories but not be bothered writing things down.

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You're going to flip at smart flip-flops, only $110 - CNET
Commentary: A company called Hari Mari believes that you want your flip-flops to communicate with the brand. You do, don't you?

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NBC to finally show Olympics live on West Coast, because Twitter - CNET
Commentary: After years of annoying viewers on the West Coast, NBC finally succumbs to sense.

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The world's biggest dino prints are probably bigger than you - CNET
The newly discovered dinosaur footprints in Australia are the biggest yet -- and they'll be hard to beat at the length of a fully grown man.

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​Hillary Clinton calls out gender inequality in Silicon Valley - CNET
Speaking at a conference for businesswomen, the former presidential nominee praises the female Uber engineer who spoke out against workplace sexism.

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As Galaxy S8 launches, did Note 7 blowup change anything? - CNET
Samsung hoped its new battery safety procedures would inspire the phone industry. Good luck with that.

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'S-Town' podcast review (and 5 things to listen for as you binge) - CNET
The team behind the megahit podcast "Serial" is back with a new show that can be devoured in one sitting. Here's our spoiler-free cheat sheet. Hope you like steampunk.

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Tesla employee sues the company over harassment - CNET
Staffer alleges that co-workers regularly used racially disparaging language toward him.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P320 is an entry-level VR-ready PC - CNET
Coming in two sizes, it's expected to hit stores in April.

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Russian hacker pleads guilty for get-rich-quick botnet - CNET
Malware was used to compromise thousands of computer servers around the world and generate millions in fraudulent payments.

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This is how fast the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be - CNET
We benchmarked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and it's pretty freakin' fast.

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David Cameron may have lobbied for Uber while PM, says report - CNET
While he was UK prime minister, Cameron may have lobbied London's Mayor on behalf of the ride-hailing service, says the Daily Mail.

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House pulls the plug on internet privacy rules - CNET
Consumer advocates say this means broadband providers will sell your browsing history to the highest bidder. Industry groups say it preserves competition.

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Crayola killing off one of its crayon colors? Color me sad - CNET
Fans could be seeing red on Friday when one of the colors from the iconic 24-pack has a meltdown. But which one will it be? Some guesses.

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Get Google Home for $99, Amazon Echo Tap for $89.98 - CNET
From Home Deals: Get a Google Home speaker for $99 or a refurbished Amazon Echo Tap for $90 in the best deals for the smart home.

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16 stunning shots from a little known Instagrammer - CNET
I was tipped off via Twitter to a photography hobbyist on Instagram. I liked his stuff so much I wanted to share it with you.

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Jeep's ready to show something special at Easter Jeep Safari 2017 - Roadshow
As it does every year, the automaker has some unique concepts lined up for its annual off-road pilgrimage.

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Mistaken Twitter identity sends Daily Mail scorn to Daily Mali - CNET
Social Cues: After a controversially leggy front page on the UK tabloid, an innocent bystander wants to clear the record.

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Galaxy S8 could get a 3D camera, according to Vodafone slip-up - CNET
The British telecom company may have accidentally revealed the feature before the phone's unveiling.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:31:04 -0500

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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Itching their balls in public.

Itching 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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You May Soon Be Able to Track Your Seafood in Real Time to Fight Fish Fraud
The program would enable restaurant guests to see where their dinners come from

Fishermen and chefs are working together to curb rampant fraud in the seafood industry by allowing people to track a fish from the moment it’s caught until it lands at a restaurant or market.

Dock to Dish, an organization that fights seafood fraud by connecting chefs with fisheries in their local communities, is building a tracking system in an effort to solve the common problem of mislabeled seafood. A global test of more than 25,000 samples of seafood found that 1 in 5 was mislabeled as the wrong type of fish, according to a 2016 report from ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana, meaning people often purchase and eat seafood that is not what they presume it to be.

“People want to know. They’re demanding to know where food is coming from,” Dock to Dish co-founder Sean Barrett said.

The organization has raised more than $69,000 of its $75,000 Kickstarter goal to build a tracking system called Dock to Dish 2.0. In addition to supplying local restaurants with the catch of the day, Dock to Dish aims to present a digitized “end to end program that can answer every single question a consumer might have,” Barrett said.

The program would enable restaurant guests to see where their dinners come from through an online dashboard that displays newly caught fish in barcoded bags, which can be tracked as they travel to eateries. Customers would also be able to chat with fishermen before heading out to eat.

Barrett, a self-described “lifelong fisherman,” launched Dock to Dish in Montauk in 2012 to show chefs that it was more sustainable to use local seafood and fish than to rely on imports. The company has since expanded to Los Angeles, Vancouver and Quepos, Costa Rica.

The organization’s Kickstarter campaign ends on Friday.

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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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Windows 10 Creators Update: Everything you need to know

Macs are for creatives, PCs are for getting work done. Or so the dogma goes. Recently, the conversation has started to shift. As Apple prioritized its mobile products and showed minimal innovation on macOS, Microsoft began to sell itself as the new platform of choice for creative-types. This culminated with hype-train around the Surface Studio, a purpose-built device that catered more to creative professionals than anything Apple has built in years. But hardware is only half the equation, and so we also have the Windows 10 Creators Update, which Microsoft today announced will be rolling out to everyone starting April…

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