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Get ‘Learning Linux Shell Scripting’ ebook ($36 Value) FREE for a limited time

If you’re looking for a way to master Linux shell scripting (in any Linux distro or Windows 10), then this ebook from Packt Publishing is an essential read. The book, which covers Bash — GNU Bourne Again SHell — usually

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How would a ‘robot tax’ work?

On February 17, Bill Gates set the news agenda around the world by declaring that a so-called “robot tax” should be introduced in order to counteract job losses caused by automation. “Right now,” he told online publication Quartz, “the human

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Mini breaks fresh ground with plug-in Countryman

Mini has come a long way from its simple beginnings, morphing into a lifestyle brand with a range of faux-wheel drives and four-door hatchbacks. The new Countryman is the biggest car to wear the Mini badge but that isn’t the

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Mini breaks fresh ground with plug-in Countryman

Mini has come a long way from its simple beginnings, morphing into a lifestyle brand with a range of faux-wheel drives and four-door hatchbacks. The new Countryman is the biggest car to wear the Mini badge but that isn’t the

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What MWC 2017 tells us about the state of the mobile industry

 Mobile World Congress is more than just a product showcase. The event is a handy snapshot for the current state of the smartphone industry, and as with CES, the show’s beginning of the year slot is ideally timed to offer

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Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called “City Guides”

 Facebook has been busy with the app updates, as of late. In recent months, it has added new sections for finding nearby Wi-Fi, meeting new people, checking the weather, and more. Now, it’s rolling out yet another addition to the

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First catalog of 208 human-caused minerals makes case for new epoch

When we think about humankind’s creative contributions to the world, we are more likely to think of the work displayed in museums and galleries than in old mine shafts and piles of bird dung. But according to researchers, those spots

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First catalog of 208 human-caused minerals makes case for new epoch

When we think about humankind’s creative contributions to the world, we are more likely to think of the work displayed in museums and galleries than in old mine shafts and piles of bird dung. But according to researchers, those spots

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Should enterprises dump legacy software?

It may be hard to believe, but many companies still rely on spreadsheets to manage their business. In fact, according to a survey, one in five businesses use them to communicate and track data internally. With big data, cloud and

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0patch creates a 0-day patch for Windows gdi32.dll vulnerability before Microsoft

Following the revelation of vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Edge by Google, and the delaying of the traditional Patch Tuesday, Microsoft security update practices have been in the spotlight. Google’s Project Zero has exposed security issues that Microsoft is

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Starchitect-designed tower slated for San Francisco

Renzo Piano, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, has unveiled plans for a new mixed-use tower for San Francisco. Assuming it goes ahead, the building will seek LEED Platinum certification, the leading green building standard’s highest award. .. Continue Reading

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Starchitect-designed tower slated for San Francisco

Renzo Piano, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, has unveiled plans for a new mixed-use tower for San Francisco. Assuming it goes ahead, the building will seek LEED Platinum certification, the leading green building standard’s highest award. .. Continue Reading

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LeEco slashes India headcount but denies it will exit the country

 Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco is downsizing its presence in India less than six months after founder Jia Yueting warned that the growth of some parts of its business had become unsustainable. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it has

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Did Snapchat leave money on the table?

 Snapchat priced its IPO at $17 per share on Wednesday, raising $3.4 billion. Then it opened Thursday at $24 per share and closed at $24.48. That’s a 44% gain for the select investors who bought into the IPO.  And that

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Saint single-layer motorcycle denim weaves safety into fashion

Looking cool on your café racer is often at odds with wearing the safest gear possible. If waddling up to order a kale and quinoa salad in full leathers isn’t your idea of impressing the locals, there are a growing

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Virgin Galactic spins off dedicated satellite launch company

Continuing on its mission to open up the space frontier, Virgin Galactic has spun off a new company dedicated to launching small satellites. Virgin Orbit will join the commercial human spaceflight-focused Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, which is responsible

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[Giveaway] Win an Askborg ChargeCube 5,200mAh external battery

An external battery can come in handy if you need to charge your smartphone on the go. It can have enough juice to give you a full charge and be small enough that it fits in your pocket. Personally, I never leave

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MAVEN steps on the gas to avoid collision with Phobos

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) Mars orbiter was forced to take evasive action this week. On February 28, the space agency ordered the unmanned spacecraft to fire its main engine, boosting its velocity by 0.4 m/s (1.31 ft/s)

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MAVEN steps on the gas to avoid collision with Phobos

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) Mars orbiter was forced to take evasive action this week. On February 28, the space agency ordered the unmanned spacecraft to fire its main engine, boosting its velocity by 0.4 m/s (1.31 ft/s)

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Hack of VP Pence’s personal email last year may have included state business

 The Vice President’s personal email was hacked last year, and it turns out that the hackers may have had access to official state business which Pence reportedly conducted on it. But wait — put down the pitchfork, for now anyway.

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