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Google Drops Bid for Massive Military Cloud Computing Contract Amid Employee Pressure

mar, 10/09/2018 - 05:45

Google has dropped out of the competition for a Pentagon cloud computing project that could be worth as much as $10 billion and last up to a decade, citing a possible clash with its corporate values, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

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Clean Energy Could See Explosive Growth by 2023, IEA Report Claims

mar, 10/09/2018 - 04:40

The release of a damning report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this week predicting unprecedented climate disaster within the next decade was no doubt a sobering reminder of the fragile state of our planet. But new forecasts from the International Energy Agency (IEA) for the future of global…

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Tucker Carson's Racist Gobshite of the Night Is That Liberals Are the Same as Rwanda's Hutu

mar, 10/09/2018 - 03:33

Tucker Carlson is back with another dire warning that all liberals want is white genocide, this time in the form of a comparison to the Hutu majority government that slaughtered up to a million people in Rwanda in 1994.

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The Coolest Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Toys Revealed at New York Comic Con

mar, 10/09/2018 - 02:30

Another New York Comic Con has come and gone, and that means cool trailers, rad panels, and great cosplay has come and gone with it. But we can still look forward to all the shiny new toys and collectibles revealed at this year’s convention—so here’s our favorite pickings from what’s to come in the world of Star Wars,…

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Facebook VP Who Incensed Staff by Supporting Brett Kavanaugh Later Hosted a Party for Him

mar, 10/09/2018 - 02:25

Some employees at Facebook have been furious that one of their top lobbyists, vice president for global public policy and former George W. Bush administration official Joel Kaplan, publicly supported Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings even as the latter faced multiple allegations of…

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First Man Gives Humankind's Greatest Adventure a Personal Touch

mar, 10/09/2018 - 01:00

For a movie about going to the moon, First Man sure is grounded. That’s a good thing though, mostly, as the film provides a layered and at times painful look at what that legendary trip cost not just America but also astronaut Neil Armstrong. However, First Man is not a hugely patriotic roller coaster like Apollo 13.

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Ridley Scott Will Make His TV Directorial Debut on a New TNT Sci-Fi Series

mar, 10/09/2018 - 00:30

If ever something marked the modern superiority of television over the movies, it’s the arrival of Ridley Scott. Scott has directed some of the most iconic movies of all time (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) and now, for the first time, he’ll direct a TV show.

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Will Explore the True Meanings of Leadership and Strength

mar, 10/09/2018 - 00:00

Princess Adora will soon be bounding her way back into the spotlight when Netflix’s She-Ra reboot drops next month. But according to showrunner Noelle Stevenson, this new take on the heroine’s journey is going to be somewhat different from her adventures in the original series.

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Google Not Sure Which Google+ Users Had Personal Data Exposed

lun, 10/08/2018 - 23:45

Following a report Monday alleging that Google kept secret a data breach potentially impacting hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, the company is offering only a meager defense of why it kept silent for so long.

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The 10 Best Deals of October 8, 2018

lun, 10/08/2018 - 23:35

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Scientists May Have Found a Genetic Risk Factor for Erectile Dysfunction

lun, 10/08/2018 - 23:35

A group of scientists believe they’ve uncovered at least some of the genetic risk factors that can contribute to a common health concern among men: erectile dysfunction. Their findings, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have possibly identified a specific place in our genome linked…

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Verizon Pats Itself on the Back After Throttling Firefighters in California

lun, 10/08/2018 - 23:19

The first rule of 2018 is to greet any accusation of foul play with an assertion of exactly the opposite. Verizon has certainly gotten the memo. In August, the company was criticized for throttling the “unlimited” data plan of firefighters battling record-setting blazes in California and now it has a slick new ad…

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If You Consume Food and Like to Travel, You Should Get the New Amex Gold Card

lun, 10/08/2018 - 23:00

While the Chase Sapphire Preferred is essentially a cheaper, stripped-down version of the Sapphire Reserve, the newly relaunched American Express® Gold Card offers unique benefits and incredible bonus earning capabilities that you won’t find on its more expensive brother, the Amex Platinum.

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Voyager 2 Detects Hints That Interstellar Space Is Nearby

lun, 10/08/2018 - 22:31

Six years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft informed scientists that it had become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has begun to return signs that its own exit from the Solar System could be coming soon.

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You Can Now Download a Fix for the iPhone XS' Biggest Problems (So Far)

lun, 10/08/2018 - 21:31

If you bought a new iPhone this fall, we have some good news to share: Apple pushed out an update to all users today that fixes two of the more frustrating issues that have plagued iPhone XS and XS Max owners. If you’ve encountered charging or connectivity issues, you’ll want to update your iPhone to iOS 12.0.1 now.

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Here's the Best Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2018

lun, 10/08/2018 - 21:00

The Javits Center in New York City may have closed its doors, with the panels cleared and the booths emptied, but we haven’t seen the last of this year’s New York Comic Con. Our team spotted some fantastic cosplay in the Big Apple—so much so, that we couldn’t resist sharing our favorite photos and an awesome, tech…

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Los Angeles Is Dealing With an Outbreak of Flea-Borne Typhus

lun, 10/08/2018 - 20:55

The city of angels is dealing with a nasty outbreak of a disease spread by fleas. Last Friday, California health officials reported that there has been an epidemic of flea-borne typhus within the Los Angeles area this year.

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Apple Again Denies Chinese Spy Chip Story, This Time to Congress

lun, 10/08/2018 - 20:25

Last week, a report from Bloomberg made some wildly egregious allegations about Apple and Amazon, claiming they were among a number of victims of a Chinese surveillance operation. Both tech companies quickly and fiercely refuted the claims in the report, and now yet another strongly-worded denial is available to read…

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Google's Failed Social Network, Google+, Will Be No More

lun, 10/08/2018 - 19:51

Google+, a social network that we can certainly say existed and not much more, is slated for a long-overdue trip down the memory hole.

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Intel Conquers the Mountain AMD Famously Died on and Produces a 5GHz Processor

lun, 10/08/2018 - 19:39

If you’re in the market for a new desktop CPU, then Intel’s got a whole bunch fo new 9th-Gen chips for you to check out, including one with the fastest clock speed ever a mass-produced processor.

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