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The 30 most gut-wrenching 'Game of Thrones' deaths, ranked - CNET

From the brutally bloody to the dreadfully disturbing, these "Game of Thrones" deaths stand out among the tens of thousands so far...

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Weekend Streaming: Sit down. It's time for 'The Defenders' - CNET

Your weekend is all set thanks to Netflix. "The Defenders" brings together some of your favorite Marvel heroes for eight episodes...

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Virtual telescope company Slooh is ready for the eclipse

 Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the...

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Let’s Use Hard Science to Help Tech Companies Advance Women

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Show HN: Minimal build system using just /bin/sh

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[pdf] naming things (2015)

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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

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The Health Benefits of Wind and Solar Exceed the Cost of All Subsidies

New submitter TheCoroner writes: A paper in Nature Energy suggests that the benefits we receive from moving to renewables like wind and solar that reduce air pollution exceed...

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QBitcoin. a propsal for quantum Bitcoins

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Crunch Report | Essential Phone Now Available to Order

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now available to order and ships soon, ZeroCater expands to providing snacks and Fat Lama is my new favorite startup name. Al...

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper’s Game Mode: Halving Cores for More Performance

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U.S. rights group rethinks defending hate groups protesting with guns

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Neural Nets Can Learn Function Type Signatures from Binaries [pdf]

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There will be 24 billion IoT devices installed on Earth by 2020

By 2020, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed globally — that's more than 4 devices for every human on earth. The Internet of Thing...

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GitHub's CEO steps down

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Video Is Coming To Reddit

An anonymous reader shares a report from Variety: Videos are coming to Reddit, thanks to a new feature that allows users to upload video clips directly to the service. Reddit...

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Here's a total solar eclipse on Earth as seen from the moon - CNET

The US is about to be treated to a rare coast-to-coast eclipse, but at least one robot will also be watching from a distance...

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PlayStation 4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed

After the PlayStation 4's 5.0 update was leaked last week, Sony decided to officially reveal what's coming in the update. GameSpot highlights the new...

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GitHub's CEO is stepping down for the second time

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath will step down from his role as soon as he finds a replacement.  Wanstrath, one of three founders of the popular development platfo...

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Here's your first look at the Mercedes-AMG hypercar's powertrain - Roadshow

If you've wanted a Formula 1 car for the road, this is about as close as you're going to get...

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Behold, the inner workings of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar - Roadshow

It's a Formula 1 car for the road, borrowing the best of Mercedes-AMG's motorsport technology to build one seriously gnarly road car...

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Apple has GoT stars sing Aryas for 'Carpool Karaoke' - CNET

Commentary: Apple Music has so many stars pairing up for its series. Here are Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. And look over there, Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande...

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Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

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Cisco's revenue has declined for 7 quarters — but the signs of a comeback are already visible (CSCO)

Cisco posted a seventh consecutive quarter of declining revenue this week, but many analysts are looking past the the losing streak and pointing to&am...

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Ukraine Hacker Cooperating With FBI In Russia Probe, Says Report

schwit1 shares a report from The Hill: A hacker in Ukraine who goes by the online alias "Profexer" is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation o...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Charlottesville and Barcelona: 'Terrorism is terrorism, and it takes many forms' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday denounced the recent violence by extremists in both Charlottesville and Barcelona, calling the incidents in both cities "ter...

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GoFundMe raises nearly $1M for the victims of Charlottesville

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe says it has raised more than $800,000 for the victims of violence stemming from the Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend, acc...

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Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

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Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

 Gab, the conservative social network that has acted as a haven for people banned from the usual platforms, has been removed from the Google Play Store for vi...

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Clever (YC S12) is hiring engineers to help K-12 schools use software

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An iOS 11 feature could let you quickly disable TouchID and keep cops out

 TouchID has always been a legal grey area when it came to cops and border patrol asking you to fork over your phone. But, with the new update in iOS 11 that...

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Motorola Patents a Display That Can Heal Its Own Cracked Screen With Heat

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in a...

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Lessons from the Spanish property bubble

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White supremacists take DNA tests, find they're not so white - CNET

Commentary: Services such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com offer much simpler ways to learn about your past. A new study suggests the truth of their past makes some deny the scienc...

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Afraid of Makefiles? Don't be

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Tor Project 'disgusted' by Daily Stormer, defends software ethos - CNET

Organization behind anonymous browser condemns neo-Nazi site but explains it can't choose who benefits from its technology...

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Proposed California Law Targets Sexual Harassment in Venture Capital

Bill is a direct response to the deluge of sexual-harassment allegations from female startup founders...

Wired
Original Tech helps banks offer better loan applications

 Every year Americans apply for more than 250 million new financial products each year, but the majority of those applications are completed on paper or over...

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All the Marvel heroes confirmed to be in 'Avengers: Infinity War' - CNET

"Avengers: Infinity War" doesn't come out until May 4, 2018, but the confirmed cast list so far is huge. Flip through this gallery (spoi...

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Store your zsh history into a sqlite3 database

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John Scalzi: Being Poor (2005)

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Facebook Downranks Video Clickbait and Fake Play Buttons

In a blog post, Facebook announced that it has started downranking the News Feed presence of links that display a fake play button in the preview image, as well as videos that...

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iOS 11 adds ability to disable Touch ID with 'cop button' - CNET

A new feature lets iPhone users quickly tap the power button to call 911 and prevent unwarranted logins...

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Concurrency in Swift: One possible approach

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FBI pushes private sector to cut ties with Kaspersky

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“Airbnb-for-boats” startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

 You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat”. You can rent one plus a captain for the day from...

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‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

 You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat.” You can rent one plus a captain for the day from...

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Uber says it will continue to ban white supremacists from its platform

Uber sent a message to drivers and company employees earlier today condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and pledging to ban white supremacists and other...

The Verge
Why on Earth Is Google Building a New Operating System from Scratch?

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THE BLOCKCHAIN IN THE IoT REPORT: How distributed ledgers enhance the IoT through better visibility and create trust

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Blockch...

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Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor Firmware

According to iClarified, a hacker by name of "xerub" has posted the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about MoviePass, the $10 a month service that lets you see one movie per day in theaters

Though MoviePass has been around since 2011, it didn't break into the mainstream until Tuesday. That's because the company announced it would slash t...

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Changing the security landscape for entrepreneurs

 Cloud computing and the IoT have given rise to seemingly intractable security exposure. The good news is that a new technological advance could unleash the f...

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More Americans are listening to podcasts regularly — but 40% still don't know what they are

Podcasts predate the iPhone, Spotify and Netflix's streaming service. But thanks to such things, they're finally starting to catch o...

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Fired Google engineer says his memo actually empowered women (GOOG, GOOGL)

A lot of the debate about fired Google memo writer James Damore has centered around his views, the science he cited, and whether or not he deserved to get fired. But what&...

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Here's how tech is responding to Charlottesville - CNET

The industry is speaking out about the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia...

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Judge Dismisses AT&T's Attempt To Stall Google Fiber Construction In Louisville

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T has lost a court case in which it tried to stall construction by Google Fiber in Louisville, Kentuc...

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Optimizing React Apps in Practice

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React Is Slow, React Is Fast: Optimizing React Apps in Practice

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Show HN: Delaware Public Benefit Corporations on Clerky (YC S11)

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The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat

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New Star Wars movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the early stages

 The next standalone spin-off series set in the Star Wars universe could be focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who took Luke Skywalker under his wing in the...

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The New Yorker and The Economist covers blast Trump

Media is not holding back. Unless you’ve been hiding in your nuclear bunker, you are probably aware of this week’s huge public backlash against President Donald Trum...

Recode
Sheryl Sandberg donated $100 million of Facebook stock to her nonprofits and other charities

She is making massive donations an annual tradition. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has transferred 590,000 shares of Facebook stock, worth just under $100 million, to a...

Recode
President Trump has killed his plans to convene business leaders on infrastructure

The council had no members and never met — and it never will. President Donald Trump has scrapped plans to commission a council of corporate executives focused on impr...

Recode
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ready for longest off-road race in the US - Roadshow

Chevy looks to prove the dirt-worthiness of the ZR2 by racing it over 550 miles of punishing terrain...

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LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

 You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the...

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Cisco's Feud with Former Star Executive Turns Personal and Costly

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Cisco's Feud with Former Star Executive Turns Personal–and Costly

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Dilution of Whisky -- the Molecular Perspective

From a new published paper in Scientific Report by Bjorn C. G. Karlsson and Ran Friedman: Despite the growing knowledge of the nature of water-alcohol mixtures on a molecular...

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Forever Labs preserves young stem cells

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Forever Labs preserves young stem cells to prevent your older self from aging

 Forever Labs, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, is preserving adult stem cells with the aim to help you live longer and healthier...

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Full transcript: Patreon founder and CEO Jack Conte on Recode Media

Patreon is not a tip jar. It’s a creator-driven patronage system. This week on Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Patreon CEO Jack Conte stopped by the studio to talk abou...

Recode
Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone Star Wars film may be on the way - CNET

The "crazy old hermit" will reportedly be the centerpiece of his own film. In the past, Ewan McGregor has expressed interest in the role...

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How Hardware Drives the Shape of Databases to Come

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We Print 50 Trillion Pages a Year, and Xerox Is Betting That Continues

An anonymous reader shares a report: For most of its 111-year history, Xerox has been known as one of the tech industry's most innovative companies. Now the legen...

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Weebly (YC W07) Is Hiring Senior Infrastructure Engineers

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Bitcoin Is Forking. Again

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Investor Bulletin, July 25: Initial Coin Offerings

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SEC Investor Bulletin: Initial Coin Offerings

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Tech companies are rushing to ban hate groups, but plenty remain

Over the past few days, web services and platforms have rushed to drop any clients tied to hate groups or other extremists, hoping to cut any apparent links to the white...

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Assume positive intent

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Here’s why publishers won’t stop pivoting to video

Turn! Turn! Turn! Time for another round of “pivoting to video” chatter, promoted by yet another story about a digital publisher “pivoting to video” by laying of...

Recode
Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA in Early-Stage Cancers

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First round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

 The wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt SF 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks until we kick off the best startup show in the...

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Chatbot Helps Students Choose Courses

An anonymous reader shares a report: Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course. It follows the publication of A-level...

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Symmetry, Algebra and the Monster

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Watch the Army test upgraded armor vehicles meant to counter increased Russian firepower

Army personnel recently traveled from Germany to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for testing and training on new variants of the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle. The...

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Future shock! 'The Jetsons' rebooted as live-action sitcom - CNET

Jane, stop this crazy thing! ABC plans to give the futuristic family from the 1960s cartoon new life...

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Unpatchable 'Flaw' Affects Most of Today's Modern Cars

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: A flaw buried deep in the hearts of all modern cars allows an attacker with local or even remote access to a vehicle to shut dow...

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Video is Coming to Reddit

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Gorgeous new supercomputer images reveal what the total solar eclipse might look like

No one knows exactly what the total solar eclipse will look like until it actually happens on August 21. But that hasn't stopped computer scientists from guessing...

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Independent inquiry called for in FCC’s secretive cyberattack claims

 The FCC’s claim that its commenting system was attacked on the night of May 7 has been the subject of considerable controversy, but not bec...

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Twitter to livestream the solar eclipse chase across the US - CNET

The social network is partnering with the Weather Channel to capture Monday's big moment in the sky...

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A standalone 'Star Wars' movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly in the works

A standalone "Star Wars" movie focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi is in the very early stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oscar-nominated director S...

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