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S#!t yeah! Swearing makes you stronger

Anyone who has ever lifted something unexpectedly heavy and subsequently uttered some coarse expletives will be happy to learn that psychologists have now shown that swearing aloud actually makes you a little bit stronger. .. Continue Reading S#!t yeah! Swearing

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YouTube announces new shows from Ellen Degeneres, Kevin Hart, Katy Perry and more

 YouTube wrapped up tonight’s BrandCast event for advertisers by announcing seven new shows. Some of them come from YouTube stars like Rhett and Link, who are creating a longform expansion of Good Mythical Morning, and The Slow Mo Guys, who are launching

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Google Photos gets ‘Mother’s Day Movies’ feature

We are finally in the month of May, meaning the holiday of Mother’s Day is almost here. If your mom is still living, you should take the opportunity to spend time with her on that day. If traveling to her is

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Facebook deflates filter bubbles by letting you follow topics, not just Pages

 Facebook gets a lot of flack for just reinforcing your world views in its News Feed echo chamber instead of challenging your opinions. That’s because you choose exactly which friends and Pages to follow, so liberals might skip Fox News

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Docker’s new CEO sees gargantuan opportunities ahead

 Earlier this week, Docker made the surprise announcement that its long-time CEO Ben Golub was stepping down and that former Concur CEO Steve Singh was stepping into his shoes. While this move surely came as a surprise to many, it

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Electronics-packing cane could soon be able

In the past we’ve seen experimental one-off canes that detected obstacles via ultrasound, or which allowed their users to locate people that they know. While the iCane can’t do either of those things, it is possibly headed for production –

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Electronics-packing cane could soon be able

In the past we’ve seen experimental one-off canes that detected obstacles via ultrasound, or which allowed their users to locate people that they know. While the iCane can’t do either of those things, it is possibly headed for production –

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Watching users fail is key to building a good product

Just 40 hours of engineering work to go live with a state-of-the-art smartphone application? It’s only possible if you have the right framework and if you forget perfectionism in favor of real user feedback. At Spreadshirt, we want it to

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The House G.O.P.’s Shameful Health-Care Victory

When the House Republican Conference gathered in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, it was greeted by a couple of motivational songs: “Eye of the Tiger” and “Taking Care of Business.” On Twitter, the A.P.’s Erica Werner also relayed the message that the Party’s

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How to scale a microservices-based app

The promise of microservices is that you can divide and conquer the problem of a large application by breaking it down into its constituent services and what each one actually accomplishes. Each can be supported by an independent team. You

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Reading infants’ brainwaves can reveal their pain

A screaming baby is a pretty good sign something is wrong, but at the same time it is a fairly arbitrary measure. Where is the pain? How bad is it? Is this medicine working? Answer me! Scientists at the University

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Preëxisting Conditions Under the A.H.C.A.

An amendment in the GOP health-care-reform bill will allow states to deny coverage for preexisting conditions, including sexual assault. . . . In addition to rape, postpartum depression, Cesarean sections, and surviving domestic violence are all considered preexisting conditions. Companies

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Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

 I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading name) to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S.

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Report: Smartphone owners are using 9 apps per day, 30 per month

 Smartphone users are spending more time in apps than in years past, and now access over 30 apps on a monthly basis, according to a new report from App Annie out this week. These 30 apps work out to being

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SpaceX outlines plans for 2019 launch of space-based broadband

Fifty seven percent of the world’s population, some 4.2 billion people, is currently without internet access. This was one of the statistics offered up by SpaceX’s Patricia Cooper this week, as she fronted the US Senate to outline the company’s

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SpaceX outlines plans for 2019 launch of space-based broadband

Fifty seven percent of the world’s population, some 4.2 billion people, is currently without internet access. This was one of the statistics offered up by SpaceX’s Patricia Cooper this week, as she fronted the US Senate to outline the company’s

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Shrinking demand for tablets, but iPad is still on top

Global tablet sales dropped 9.3-percent over the past year, as the market presented fewer new slate-style flagships and an increased trend toward 2-in-1 style convertible PCs. However, industry analysts forecast that Apple will remain on top, thanks to its lower-priced

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Facebook to hire just 3,000 more people to moderate the content of its 1.9 billion users

There’s been a lot of disturbing content on Facebook in recent weeks and months — murders, rapes, assaults, shootings and more. After a fatal shooting was shared on the site, Facebook vowed to do more to combat this sort of

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Your clouds don’t need to clash

Increasingly, two models for cloud are emerging — the public or shared cloud and private cloud. While the definitions of these models might still be fluid, that has not stopped the rise of loud, passionate defenders of each who are

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Dutch architects adorn a building’s facade with emoji

Many older buildings are ornamented with gargoyles, grotesques, famous figures, and the like – but emoji? That’s a first as far as we know. In what could be seen as a sign of the digital times we live in, Amsterdam’s

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