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Android TV Box for Netflix, Hulu, and Kodi Exodus

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I will flesh this post out later, but I’m saying, don’t hesitate on getting an Android TV box for ...
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Smart Watches Won’t Make Traditional Watches Obsolete

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What’s with Smart Watches? A wrist computer with a strap is all they are. ....

WordPress 5 Minute Install Discussed and Demonstrated

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The WordPress 5 minute install is here.  Actually it only takes about 3 minutes....

Best Ways to Make Money Online

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Free enterprise meets marketing blogging tops the best ways to make money online, but we’ll get to that ...

How to Make Money on the Internet

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In this post I want to appeal to the downtrodden workers and especially fellow tech workers who may be searchi...

Scientists Are Using Gene Editing To Create the Perfect Tomato For Your Salad

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An anonymous reader shares an article: Geneticists are now using technology to isolate the precise genes responsible for excessive branching and flowering, characteristics which lead to less fruit and thus less yield for farmers. In a study published in the journal Cell last week, geneticist Zachary Lippman of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory explains his research […]

Imzy, the Kinder and Gentler Reddit By Ex Employee, Is Shutting Down

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Imzy, a social media site led by ex-Reddit employee Dan McComas, announced on Wednesday that it will be closing its doors next month. The site was launched last year with much fanfare. Imzy sought to offer a community that didn’t have trolls, one of the reasons that led McComas to leave Reddit two years ago. […]

Microsoft To Launch Its Netflix-Style Game Pass On June 1; Live Gold Subscribers Get Early Access

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Microsoft announced today that Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that would allow Xbox One owners to download and play a selection of games for a flat monthly fee, will launch on June 1. From a report: Xbox Live Gold subscribers, however, can access the service starting today, May 24. Microsoft is offering a […]

JSON Feed Announced As Alternative To RSS

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Reader Anubis IV writes: With Slashdot recently asking whether we still use RSS, it may come as a surprise that something interesting has happened in the world of news feeds this week. JSON Feed was launched as an alternative to RSS and Atom, eschewing the XML they rely on — which is frequently malformed and […]

US International Tourism Market Share Is Falling Under Trump

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An anonymous reader writes: The United States’ slice of the international tourism pie is declining, according to a new report from Foursquare that looks at data from millions of phones worldwide. The US share of international tourism dropped 16% in March 2017 compared with the previous year. And it declined an average of 11% year […]

China Censored Google’s AlphaGo Match Against World’s Best Go Player

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DeepMind’s board game-playing AI, AlphaGo, may well have won its first game against the Go world number one, Ke Jie, from China — but most Chinese viewers could not watch the match live. From a report: The Chinese government had issued a censorship notice to broadcasters and online publishers, warning them against livestreaming Tuesday’s game, […]

Amazon Brings Its Physical Bookstore To New York

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Amazon’s first New York City bookstore, Amazon Books, will open to the general public on Thursday morning, marking Amazon’s highest-profile move into bricks-and-mortar retail to date. Even as the book shop is a physical bookstore, some “Amazon” elements can be felt. From a report: While some may be excited that this is an “Amazon Store,” […]

Malicious Subtitles Threaten VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time Users, Researchers Warn

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Millions of people risk having their devices and systems compromised by malicious subtitles, according to a new research published by security firm Check Point. The threat comes from a previously undocumented vulnerability which affects users of popular streaming software, including Kodi, Popcorn-Time, and VLC. Developers of the applications have already applied fixes and in some […]

Wikimedia Is Clear To Sue the NSA Over Its Use of Warrantless Surveillance Tools

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The Wikimedia Foundation has the right to sue the National Security Agency over its use of warrantless surveillance tools, a federal appeals court ruled. “A district judge shot down Wikimedia’s case in 2015, saying the group hadn’t proved the NSA was actually illegally spying on its communications,” reports Engadget. “In this case, proof was a […]

DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Politico: Hackers will target American voting machines — as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. When over 25,000 of them descend on Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas at the end of July for DEFCON, the world’s largest hacking conference, organizers are planning to have waiting […]