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Solar activity sparks powerful X-ray aurorae on Jupiter

Solar activity can prompt a massive increase in the intensity of Jupiter’s polar aurorae, according to a new study drawing on data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Charged particles from a powerful solar storm were observed creating an impressive

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Bridget Jones and the Millennial Workplace

This fall, Bridget Jones will have her baby. The third film in the franchise comes exactly two decades after “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” Helen Fielding’s novel about a thirty-two-year-old single woman in London. I didn’t read it when it was published, because

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A Walk in Rome in the Days of Trump

The Roman Forum is—along with the Parthenon and the Egyptian pyramids—one of the mandatory sites for reflection on the passing of great powers, the impotence of architectural grandeur, and, these days, on the windfall profiteering of cold soda in places

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Nissan refreshes GT-R supercar for 2017

The Nissan GT-R launched in 2007 as the brand’s halo car, wowing the world with unbridled power and cornering speed. For 2017, the GT-R has received its first major makeover since its launch and the results were unveiled in New

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Google partners with Microsoft and other email providers to bolster Gmail encryption

If you are an email user, there is a very good chance you use Google’s ubiquitous Gmail service. While there are countless other options, such as Outlook, AOL, Yahoo and more, the search giant’s offering is quite popular. It is

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Docker comes to Mac and Windows

Today is the third birthday of the Docker containerization system and to celebrate the company is launching a beta program for Mac and Windows versions of its software. It offers an integrated, easy-to-deploy environment for building, assembling, and shipping applications

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Email is dying among mobile’s youngest users

 In case there was any doubt that messaging apps were the future of communication in the mobile-first era, a new study released this morning puts some solid numbers behind their traction – and their increasing dominance over email, among today’s

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Swarm launches new profile pages with front-and-center history search

 Foursquare has just launched Swarm 4.0, complete with brand new profile pages, updated search capabilities, full-screen photos and a weekly Swarm update from your friends. The most important update to the app comes by way of new individual user profiles.

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Audi R8 Spyder V10 muscles 540 hp into New York

Audi unveiled the new R8 Spyder V10 at the New York International Auto Show 2016 with the fury of a 3.6-second 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) fueled by 540 horsepower (397 kW). The car features a host of improvements to the

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Uber announces bug bounty program

Uber is calling on independent computer researchers and experts to find weaknesses in its system as the transportation firm is set to release its technical map. As Uber jumps into the bug bounty bandwagon — a philosophy that has long

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Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum wireless gaming mouse outperforms wired mice

Wireless mice are a tricky situation. On the one hand, they eliminate unsightly wires, creating a more aesthetic desktop look. The downside, of course, is the need of batteries. Whether it is rechargeable or not, it can be a total

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Gorgeous Genesis New York Concept previews the next generation of Korean luxury

Hyundai’s luxury offshoot hasn’t been around all that long, but that hasn’t stopped it from launching some drop-dead gorgeous concepts. On the back of the Vision G Coupe launched in 2015, Genesis has used this year’s New York Auto Show

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Verdigris takes $9M to power its AI energy consumption analytics b2b startup

 We hear a lot about the Internet of Things on the consumer side. The oft trotted out example of the ‘smart’ refrigerator that tells consumers when they’ve run out of the milk, and so on. But more serious potential for

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Uber’s Colombian speed bumps

 The combination of three factors — aggression, legislation and government opposition — arguably makes Colombia one of Uber’s toughest battlegrounds. Read More Go to Source

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Acura drops the NSX’s electric motor to go GT3 racing

Since the Acura NSX launched in Detroit last year, many have wondered what would happen if its complex hybrid all-wheel drive system was replaced by a lightweight, rear drive setup. The race-spec NSX GT3 launched at this year’s New York

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GNOME 3.20 ‘Delhi’ Linux desktop environment is here, and it looks amazing

One of the great things about Linux-based operating systems is the ability to change the user interface by way of desktop environment. If you like Ubuntu, for instance, but don’t like Unity, you can choose an alternative such as KDE,

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Toyota extends all-electric range with new Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Toyota might have been one of the first on the hybrid scene with the Prius in 1997, but recently its gasoline-electric powertrain has been looking decidedly old-hat compared to the new wave of plug-in hybrids that offer long-range full electric

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IT pros: Security budgets are not growing fast enough

As an answer to the ever increasing threats of cyber-attacks, the security budgets across various industries are growing, a new survey by The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) suggests. However, the rise in budgets is not enough to tackle

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Gobi Partners and MAVCAP launch a $14.5M seed fund for Southeast Asian startups

 Gobi Partners has partnered with Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhard (MAVCAP), which claims to be the country’s largest venture capital firm, to launch a $14.5 million fund dedicated to seed-stage companies in Southeast Asian. Read More Go to Source

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Ceres’ mysterious bright spots revealed in unprecedented detail

 NASA has released close-up images of the dwarf planet Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt, revealing new details about its mysterious bright spots. These images were taken by the Dawn spacecraft, which left Earth nearly a decade ago. Dawn

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