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Lifehacker

  • Remains of the Day: Twitter for Windows Gets Tabs and Support for Multiple Instances
    Twitter’s rarely discussed Windows app is getting a few updates today that make it a little more robust and useful for heavy users of the social network. You can now create tabs with different streams, similar to TweetDeck, among a few other new fe…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:30pm -
  • The Root Welcome to the America Black People Have Always Lived In | The Slot Let’s Look At the Truly
    The Root Welcome to the America Black People Have Always Lived In | The Slot Let’s Look At the Truly Terrifying Presidential Order of Succession | Gizmodo Watch an Ambush of Tigers Rip a Drone Out of the Sky and Then Eat It | Adequate Man Oh,…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:18pm -
  • Disarm Interrupting Coworkers With a Preemptive Strike
    If you have an infuriating coworker that won’t stop interrupting you, it’s time to go on the offensive. The next time you have something important you want say, try this.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • The Best Way to Rinse Mushrooms
    Some people will say that you shouldn’t rinse mushrooms because they absorb water and become difficult to cook. But it’s totally doable as long as you have a salad spinner and a few extra seconds to spare.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:30pm -
  • Adafruit's Arcade Bonnet Simplifies Making Your Own Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine
    It seems like everyone aspires to make their own little retro game console with a Raspberry Pi, but one of the hurdles in doing so is wiring up your own joystick. To fix that, Adafruit created the $15 Arcade Bonnet.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:30pm -
  • Snag Three Free Programming Guides for HTML, Python, and Java for Your Kindle Right Now
    Amazon’s dropped the price on three beginner’s Kindle programming books, all of which are available for free in the U.S. right now.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
  • Welcome To Compete
    Welcome to Compete, a joint venture between Deadspin and Kotaku dedicated to covering the best, worst, dumbest, most thrilling, most interesting, and, generally, the most stupefying—in the better and worse senses of the word—in esports and compet…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:43pm -
  • Use Walking Breaks to “Run” Your First 5K Race
    A five-kilometer race, or 5K, is a good goal if you’re beginning to get serious about running. But what if you’re not sure you can run five whole kilometers (that’s three miles)? Don’t worry—it’s fine to take walking breaks.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Ask Dr. NerdLove: I Cheated And My Husband Might Never Forgive Me
    Hello, all you wheel-eyed death lemmings. Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column that’s the king of the luchadore ring.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Flip a Loaf of Crusty Bread on Its Side for Easier Slicing
    There are few things more satisfying than slicing into a big loaf of fresh, crusty bread but, if the loaf is bigger than your bread knife, getting a uniform slice can be a slight challenge, especially when you hit that bottom crust. Luckily, there is…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • ViewRanger Helps You Discover and Save Nearby Hiking Trails
    iOS/Android: Hiking is a great way to exercise and explore the outdoors at the same time. ViewRanger is a free app that shows you nearby trails and tells you everything you need to know about them.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:30pm -
  • Can You Really Solve Your Mental Health Problems With an App?
    If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. Apps and online services promise that help is just a few taps away, and in some cases they may be…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:00pm -
Wired Top Stories

Wired

  • California Needs Atmospheric Rivers. But Like, Not This Many
    With warmer weather stirring up bigger, stronger storms, California's flood management system is feeling the strain. The post California Needs Atmospheric Rivers. But Like, Not This Many appeared first on WIRED.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:17pm -
  • Review: Microsoft Surface Studio
    Microsoft wrote a love letter to Apple-toting creative types, in the form of the coolest desktop PC you've ever seen. The post Review: Microsoft Surface Studio appeared first on WIRED.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:30pm -
  • Missing Richard Simmons Is Gripping. And Also Kinda Icky
    If a person goes looking for someone who doesn't want to be found, is that really a mystery worth solving? The post Missing Richard Simmons Is Gripping. And Also Kinda Icky appeared first on WIRED.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • Amazon Alexa Hits 10,000 Skills. Here Comes the Hard Part
    Amazon's next big challenge? Keeping up with Alexa's exponential growth. The post Amazon Alexa Hits 10,000 Skills. Here Comes the Hard Part appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • Legion’s Big, Yellow-Eyed Problem With Mental Health
    FX's new X-Men drama talks a lot about what goes on its protagonist's head-but doesn't go deep enough into his psyche. The post Legion's Big, Yellow-Eyed Problem With Mental Health appeared first on WIRED.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • My Best Friend Dropped Our Snapchat Streak. Should I Be Mad?
    It hurts, for sure. But do you have a right to act hurt? The post My Best Friend Dropped Our Snapchat Streak. Should I Be Mad? appeared first on WIRED.
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • Someone Finally Mapped Cape Town’s Bewildering Taxi Network
    For decades, Cape Town's commuters have learned to navigate the city's vast informal taxi network by word of mouth. Now they have a map. The post Someone Finally Mapped Cape Town's Bewildering Taxi Network appeared first on WIRED.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 3:30pm -
  • Why Trump’s Attack on a California Railroad Should Trouble You
    No matter where you live. The post Why Trump's Attack on a California Railroad Should Trouble You appeared first on WIRED.
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
  • What Is 5G, and When Do I Get It?
    The mobile industry is buzzing about this next generation of high-speed wireless service. The post What Is 5G, and When Do I Get It? appeared first on WIRED.
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 2:30pm -
  • What, You Can’t Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers Can
    New software that sees spots and stripes are helping biologists track animals in the wild without the tranquilizer guns and radio collars. The post What, You Can’t Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers Can appeared first on WIRED.
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

Slashdot

  • Judge Rules Against Forced Fingerprinting
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Stack: A federal judge in Chicago has ruled against a government request which would require forced fingerprinting of private citizens in order to open a secure, personal phone or tablet. In the ruling, th…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:40pm -
  • Cellebrite Can Now Unlock Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus
    Patrick O'Neill writes: A year after the battle between the FBI and Apple over unlocking an iPhone 5s used by a shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, smartphone cracking company Cellebrite announced it can now unlock the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Valve Releases SteamVR For Linux
    New submitter JustNiz quotes a report from GamingOnLinux: Valve has launched SteamVR for Linux officially in beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. You will need to run the latest Steam Beta Client for it to work at…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:30pm -
  • Website Builder Wix Acquires Art Community DeviantArt For $36 Million
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and ar…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:00pm -
  • FCC Votes To Lift Net Neutrality Transparency Rules For Smaller Internet Providers
    The Federal Communications Commission today voted to lift transparency requirements for smaller internet providers. According to The Verge, "Internet providers with fewer than 250,000 subscribers will not be required to disclose information on networ…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane
    Deena Shanker, writing for Bloomberg: If you pull out your phone to check Twitter while waiting for the light to change, or read e-mails while brushing your teeth, you might be what the American Psychological Association calls a "constant checker." A…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:40pm -
  • Amazon Argues That Alexa Is Protected By the First Amendment in a Murder Trial
    Amazon is sticking to its guns in the fight to protect customer data. The ecommerce giant has filed a motion to quash the search warrant for recordings from an Amazon Echo in the trial of James Andrew Bates, accused of murdering friend Victor Collins…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Tech Reporting Is More Negative Now Than in the Past
    Wayne Williams, writing for BetaNews: A new study finds that tech reporting is generally more pessimistic now than in the past, and for two very different reasons. The new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and b…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:21pm -
  • Google Says Almost Every Recent 'Trusted' DMCA Notices Were Bogus
    Reader AmiMoJo writes: In comments submitted to a U.S. Copyright Office consultation, Google has given the DMCA a vote of support, despite widespread abuse. Noting that the law allows for innovation and agreements with content creators, Google says t…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:40pm -
  • Google Has Demonstrated a Successful Practical Attack Against SHA-1
    Reader Artem Tashkinov writes: Ten years after of SHA-1 was first introduced, Google has announced the first practical technique for generating an SHA-1 collision. It required two years of research between the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google. A…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:00pm -
  • 'Social Media Needs A Travel Mode'
    Maciej CegÅowski, a Polish-American web developer, entrepreneur, and social critic, writes on a blog post: We need a 'trip mode' for social media sites that reduces our contact list and history to a minimal subset of what the site normally offers. N…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:20pm -
  • Microsoft Creates Skype Lite Especially For India
    There's a new Skype app in town, and it is made just for India. According to a report on CNET: Microsoft is the latest US tech giant to help keep Indians connected. Skype Lite is a new version of the company's popular video and voice-calling app that…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:40pm -

TechCrunch

  • The price of Bitcoin just hit an all-time high
     Wow – Bitcoin just hit an all-time high. The digital currency is currently trading at around $1,186 – which is about $20 more than it’s previous all-time high of ~$1,165, which it hit three years ago in November 2013, at the height of Bitc…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:44pm -
  • Waymo sues Uber and Otto for theft of trade secrets
     Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving company that began life as Google’s self-driving car project, has filed suit against self-driving trucking company Otto, and its parent Uber. Waymo says that Uber “misappropriated” its trade secrets, and…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:31pm -
  • HP’s Spectre 15 makes 4K on a laptop a livable experience
     What makes it better than other 4K laptops is its decent battery life and healthy selection of ports. If Windows is your jam and you need full-size screen, this is the notebook to get. The latest edition of the 15-inch Spectre x360 is only offered…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:22pm -
  • Google’s iOS Keyboard gets the one feature it really lacked: voice typing
     I really like Gboard. It’s been my primary iOS keyboard since Google launched it back in May of 2016, and it’s pretty much the only third party iOS keyboard that I’ve stuck with for more than a week. But it was missing one glaring feature tha…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
  • MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms
     This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch movement behind the touchscreen, drilled a hole, and let gears stick through. At this…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:52pm -
  • Early Uber investors say they’re ‘disappointed’ in the company’s response to sexual harassment claims
     Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor, two early investors in Uber, are feeling “disappointed” and “frustrated” in light of Uber’s response to claims of sexual harassment at the company, the two wrote on Medium today. Earlier this week, Ube…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:44pm -
  • Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home
     Food delivery startup Thistle was never been in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s married cofounders, Ashwin Cheriyan and Shiri Avnery, thought that…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:12pm -
  • Why we need diverse founder and funding teams and how to find them
     Diverse teams perform better. First Round Capital found that, over 10 years, teams with at least one female co-founder performed 63 percent better than male-only teams. Racially diverse teams also perform 35 percent better than their industry peers…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:00pm -

The Joy of Tech

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    Thanks for joining us here on Tapastic these past few months. We are no longer publishing here, so please visit us at our main website:http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/index.html
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  • The real reasons Google is getting into robots
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  • What are friends for?
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  • Facebook's Teen Angst
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Endgadget

  • Alphabet sues Uber over Waymo's self-driving car tech
    Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous car business, has sued Uber for stealing crucial technical information about its self-driving technology. Waymo's lawsuit targets Otto, a promising self-driving truck startup that Uber acquired in mid-2016. As we noted in…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:44pm -
  • Transgender protection rollback sparks opposition from tech
    On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced that it would roll back federal protections for transgender citizens and require states and local school boards to decide how (or, more accurately, whether) they would enforce these people's civil righ…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:20pm -
  • Spotify gets into podcasting with three music-themed shows
    Spotify dipped its toes into podcasting in 2015 by adding pre-existing programs to its lineup. Now it's getting into content creation and rolling out its own shows. The company is launching three original podcasts, and it says that's just the start.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 11:11pm -
  • Facebook is inserting ads midway through videos
    Facebook's ambitions for video have been pretty explicit. And now the social network is (officially) introducing a way for its publishing partners to get paid for them. Rather than front-loading ads the way YouTube and so many others do, these will a…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 10:25pm -
  • The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $100 on a Dell UltraSharp monitor
    This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:45pm -
  • Indie devs with disabilities win full ride on Train Jam to GDC 
    Two game developers with disabilities are headed to the 31st annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year via Train Jam, a four-day rail excursion from Chicago to San Francisco that was founded in 2013. Train Jam participants collaborate to crea…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:23pm -
  • It will cost $670 to get 90 percent of 2017's 'Hearthstone' cards
    Since it launched in 2014, Blizzard's free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone has dominated its niche. To keep gameplay fresh, the studio has alternated new content additions between Adventures, which guarantees some cards for a $20 flat fee, and.…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
  • Twitter and PBS will livestream Trump's speech to Congress
    Twitter has been livestreaming everything from Presidential debates to boxing matches and NFL games to see what sticks. And just like it did with the inauguration, Twitter will once again pair with PBS to broadcast President Trump's address to a join…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 8:45pm -