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Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Google is proving more and more medical diagnoses can be done using machine learning. Its latest looks at cardiovascular risk, but experts say it needs further tests before it can be used in real life.
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Black Panther had the biggest February debut of all time

Ryan Coogler’s Marvel debut is expected to earn around $387 million globally
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Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet

If you’re tired of video games, you might be able to hack your Nintendo Switch into a Linux tablet someday soon.
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Twitter’s response to fake Black Panther assault stories is perfect

Over the weekend, Twitter saw a wave of posts from users claiming they were white filmgoers who were physically assaulted by black attendees at Black Panther screenings. The intent seemed to be to stir up racial tensions or stoke social media users’ fears enough to keep them from seeing the movie. All these tweets were instantly and easily debunked, and Twitter has suspended some of the accounts posting false assault claims. But Twitter users have also fought back with satire and humor, mocking the trolls with increasingly exaggerated versions of theater-assault stories.
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Question Club: The best and worst parts of Black Panther

Black Panther is part of a necessary retrenching for Marvel movies as the all-hero battles of Captain America: Civil War and the galactic adventures of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Thor: Ragnorak give way to a smaller scale. Like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther limits the focus to a hero fighting his own local, personal battles: in this case, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), aka the Black Panther, facing a threat to his rule and to his technologically hyper-advanced kingdom of Wakanda. We sat down to discuss the film’s story focus, its look, its frustrating flaws, and its heady successes. Warning: spoilers ahead.
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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible.
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light to start digging in Washington, DC

Washington, DC issued a preliminary permit to Elon Musk’s Boring Company to start digging a tunnel for his proposed hyperloop.
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The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better

A good security camera for $20 sounds like a myth, but the original WyzeCam got great reviews.
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Windows Phone 7 and 8 devices will no longer receive push notifications

Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications for the Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 by February 20th.
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Kentucky governor says video games are to blame for school shootings

In an interview on the Leland Conway show on Thursday, Matt Bevin says that violent video games are a factor in gun violence and shootings
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Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to crack the lucrative American smartphone market. But hostility from the US intelligence community is stopping its march.
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Han Solo's BFF Chewbacca is now the cutest, cuddliest toy in the galaxy

FurReal Friends has unveiled the Star Wars Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie, a 16-inch tall furry wookie toy that responds with over 100 sounds and movement combos.
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Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website

Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his now-famous red Tesla Roadster into space, aboard the first Falcon Heavy rocket. If you want to know where the first car cruising our Solar System is right now, there’s a website for that — aptly called Whereisroadster.com.
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VW’s new concept is a fully self-driving car with no steering wheel

The I.D. Vizzion will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which starts on March 8th. It’s one of many electric cars Volkswagen is promising will come in the 2020s.
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Why AI has yet to solidify its role in health care | VentureBeat

If you’re searching for an industry that’s defined by innovation and technological progression, look no further than health care. The health care industry is the poster child for the application of new technology. Despite heavy regulations and high barriers to entry, it continues to be a sector where major breakthroughs happen on a regular basis.
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Is someone hijacking your Spotify? Here's what I did when it happened to me.

For years, I've had a bit of a digital pen pal. His name is Kevin. And here is his story.
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Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: software sadness

Huawei has been trying to make a splash in the US with the new Mate 10 Pro. But despite its stellar hardware, our review finds its software to be subpar.
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James Damore’s labor complaint against Google was completely shut down

The NLRB says James Damore’s memo was "so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive as to be unprotected."
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Black Panther is the grown-up Marvel movie we’ve been waiting for

Ryan Coogler’s new Black Panther film is one of the most enthralling entries in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only is it a long-overdue embrace of diversity and representation, it’s a film that actually has something to say — and it’s able to do so without stepping away from the superhero dynamics that make the larger franchise work.
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Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier

Microsoft released a new app called Photos Companion that lets you wirelessly move photos between your phone and PC.
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Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you.
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Google reveals Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready

Microsoft probably won’t be happy, again
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Silicon Valley backlash won't necessarily cause an exodus to Middle America | VentureBeat

Peter Thiel is fleeing liberal Silicon Valley for … Los Angeles.
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Apple employees can’t stop walking into the beautiful glass doors at new Apple Park campus

Apple employees are reported too distracted by their iPhones and keep walking into glass doors at the company’s new spaceship campus.
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A new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to iMessages

Here we go again
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My original iPod is a time capsule from 2002

The original iPod came out in 2002 and is a flashback to a different era. With a vast array of throwback songs and basic programming, we can see just how this Apple product held up
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SpaceX is about to launch two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000

SpaceX’s first Starlink space internet satellites — Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b — are hitchhiking a ride to orbit.
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Google removes ‘view image’ button from search results to make pics harder to steal

The change is essentially meant to frustrate users. Google has long been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button is one of many changes being made in response.
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There's finally a board game powered by Amazon Alexa

Game manufacturer Sensible Objects has released When in Rome, the first board game to incorporate Amazon Alexa.
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LG will reportedly introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June

LG’s redesigned flagship phone is codenamed ‘Judy’ and will reportedly be launched in June
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AI is helping seismologists detect earthquakes they’d otherwise miss

Neural networks can help seismologists pick out the signal from the noise, in the same way that AI assistants recognize your voice above the chatter of the room.
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Somebody finally made motorized Heelys, and they look pretty fun TBH

Razor's Turbo Jetts slip over your sneakers and propel you up to 10 miles per hour with its 80-watt motor.
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Samsung patents a drone that can be controlled by your eyes

This Samsung patent is for a flying drone that can be controlled by your face, pupils, and hand gestures.
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There are too many ways to DM, and it's stifling the way we communicate

The way we communicate in this modern world is making it harder than ever to actually say anything meaningful.
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Riding in the Mercedes-AMG Cigarette Racing 515 Project One boat at 119 mph

Mercedes-AMG teamed up with Cigarette Racing on the 515 Project One boat. It’s making its big Miami Boat Show debut.
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FedEx customer information exposed in data breach

A white hat security firm exposed an open server hosting customer documents about FedEx customers.
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The case for using the iPhone X without a case

It feels like a crime to put a case on the nicest smartphone Apple’s ever made, and the $1,000 iPhone X was practically designed to be admired and appreciated in its original form.
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Apple employees keep walking into the glass walls of the new 'spaceship campus'

Thanks to the glass walls of the Apple Park corporate headquarters in Cupertino, CA, Apple employees glued to their smart phones are crashing.
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Magic Leap promises live-streamed holograms within five years

Earlier today, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz and NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced plans to eventually bring Turner-owned NBA content to Magic Leap’s elusive AR goggles, by casting virtual screens in front of a wearer’s face through the goggles.
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These termite-hunting ants lick the severed legs of their friends to treat them

The hour-long treatment sessions reduce mortality by 70 percent
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Amazon owns my Echo, I’m just feeding it

I just brought a Trojan Horse into my home.
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These millennial entrepreneurs think email is too slow for the startup world

Mashable spoke with millennial entrepreneurs who are ditching email in favour of quicker and more efficient methods of communication like Telegram and Slack
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We drove a Tesla Model 3 around New York with MKBHD

Tesla’s Model 3 is the company’s long-anticipated move into mainstream cars, and it’s been slowly reaching customers since last fall. The Tesla Model 3 is basically a rolling gadget, so we drove one around New York to get impressions from Marques Brownlee, Ashley Carman, and Loren Grush.
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