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Why Ashley Madison’s ‘oh no’ data breach didn’t scare new users away

There once was a time when most people hadn’t heard of casual dating site Ashley Madison. That all changed in July 2015, when hackers stole sensitive customer information and posted the information on the dark web in a massive data

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Apple’s water gun vs. Microsoft’s realistic pistol — which emoji is right? Vote now!

Regardless of your stance on guns, I think everyone can agree that firearms deserve to be treated with respect. Even staunch 2nd amendment proponents will tell you that the weapons are not toys. Proper training and understanding of their potential danger are key

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Training tech lets competitive swimmers hear water pressure

Swimming has been an Olympic sport for 120 years, and nowadays it’s the competitors with the best technique that manage to beat the rest of the field and walk away with the medals. Now, researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany

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Training tech lets competitive swimmers hear water pressure

Swimming has been an Olympic sport for 120 years, and nowadays it’s the competitors with the best technique that manage to beat the rest of the field and walk away with the medals. Now, researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany

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Pokémon Go drives a surge in smartphone backup battery sales

 Early on in the Pokémon Go hype cycle, there were signs that players were driving a significant uptick in sales of backup batteries, like the Mophie units you may be familiar with that offer USB connections for topping up mobile

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Facebook tests MSQRD selfie filters and opening your camera atop feed

 Snapchat opens to the camera by default to spur content creation, and now Facebook is trying the same starting with an Olympics-themed test in Brazil and Canada. Instead of just the “What are you doing?” text status update prompt, users

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Latin America set to see major mobile growth

Until now the Latin America region has been slow to adopt mobile apps, partly because of limited availability of high-speed data connections. But as the Rio Olympics kick off and the world focuses on the region, Yahoo’s analytics arm Flurry

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Casting a light on shadow IT — turning threat into opportunity [Q&A]

Today’s climate of digital transformation (DX) is giving rise to a variety of intriguing cloud and software-as-a-service based offerings. In the case of public cloud, instant access to infrastructure and platforms for developing new services off-premise may be extremely attractive

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Sheriff tiny house boasts a walk-in closet and home office

Even in a full-size house or apartment, a walk-in closet is a nice feature to have, but in a tiny house on wheels, it’s positively indulgent. Still, Wishbone Tiny Homes artfully squeezed one in while building the Sheriff. No one

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Sheriff tiny house boasts a walk-in closet and home office

Even in a full-size house or apartment, a walk-in closet is a nice feature to have, but in a tiny house on wheels, it’s positively indulgent. Still, Wishbone Tiny Homes artfully squeezed one in while building the Sheriff. No one

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Best Windows apps this week

One-hundred and ninety-two in a series. Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 8.x and Windows 10 in the past seven days. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is out. Check out Wayne’s overview

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Open huge text files instantly with LogViewer

You’re trying to troubleshoot some PC issue, the answer could be in a log file, so you open it using Notepad… And often wait, and wait, and wait, because the program takes so very long to parse larger files. As

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Ancient child skeletons suggest China’s Great Flood story does hold water

Around 4,000 years ago, a hero named Yu halted a massive flood and earned a divine mandate to create the Xia dynasty, China’s first. Well, so the story goes. But like so much ancient history, it can be difficult to

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Ancient child skeletons suggest China’s Great Flood story does hold water

Around 4,000 years ago, a hero named Yu halted a massive flood and earned a divine mandate to create the Xia dynasty, China’s first. Well, so the story goes. But like so much ancient history, it can be difficult to

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NASA makes the case for space-based atmospheric CO2-detecting laser

NASA engineers have developed a new instrument for gathering around-the-clock atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements from space. The CO2 Sounder Lidar would beam a laser down to the Earth’s surface and measure the wavelengths of light that reflect back to provide

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NASA makes the case for space-based atmospheric CO2-detecting laser

NASA engineers have developed a new instrument for gathering around-the-clock atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements from space. The CO2 Sounder Lidar would beam a laser down to the Earth’s surface and measure the wavelengths of light that reflect back to provide

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Amazon launches Prime Air, its own dedicated cargo planes to speed delivery

 Delivery by drone or self-driving trucks may not be here any time soon for Amazon.com. But the e-commerce juggernaut plans to launch its first ever branded cargo plane, the Amazon One, at Seattle’s SeaFair Air Show on Friday. The plane

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Crunch Report | Facebook Anti-Clickbait Algorithm Change

The Olympic Committe prohibits GIFs, Vines and streaming apps, the average internet speed in the U.S. is over 50Mbps, OnePlus sales in Europe halted to meet demand, Grab is raising at a $2.3 billion valuation, and Facebook’s anti-clickbait algorithm buries

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Seagate unveils ‘energy-efficient’ Nytro XF1230 SATA Enterprise SSD

There are many reasons why solid state drives are better than mechanical hard drives. Obviously, they are very much faster — an upgrade to SSD can make an older PC feel new again. Also, they are silent, meaning you don’t

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The NFL comes to Sling TV just in time for the season

With training camp now underway the new NFL season is starting to feel close. That can mean different things to different people. For some it’s excitement while others may think of it as a temporary loss of their significant other

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