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  • 2/74   Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’
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    Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)


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  • 3/74   New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight — But What Does it Prove?
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    Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.

    Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.


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  • 4/74   How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
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    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.?

    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.?


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  • 5/74   Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?
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    One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.

    One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.


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  • 6/74   Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
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    With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 

    With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 


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  • 7/74   Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen
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    A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.

    A cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.


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  • 8/74   Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana
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    At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

    At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.


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  • 9/74   World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!
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    Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long.  Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable.  The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.

    Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.


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  • 10/74   Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports
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    “In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.

    “In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.


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  • 11/74   Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading
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    Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles?  New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports.  The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams.  “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.

    Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.


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  • 12/74   Tom Brady on Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes: 'That's Poison'
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    Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically.  Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.

    Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically.  Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.


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  • 13/74   When Someone You Love Spirals Out of Control, When Do You Stay and When Do You Go?
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    Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine.  Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news.  Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use.  The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife.  Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.

    Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine.  Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news.  Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use. The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife.  Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.


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  • 14/74   As NFL Player Daniel Fells Contracts MRSA, a Look at How Serious Staph Infections Work
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    Daniel Fells in January 2015.  “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com.  “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly?  “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see.  While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.

    Daniel Fells in January 2015.  “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly? “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see. While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.


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  • 15/74   High School Quarterback’s Tragic Death Highlights Silent Danger of an Enlarged Spleen
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    A spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health.  Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury.  “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says.  While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.

    A spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health. Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury. “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says. While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.


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  • 16/74   Novak Djokovic’s Inspiring Dad Comments: How Being a Parent Heightens Happy Moments
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    Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player.  Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.

    Novak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player. Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.


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  • 17/74   Little League Team’s Heartwarming Last Act for Dad and His Son
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    Gary Parrish, center, died on Thursday of liver cancer.  Gary Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to the liver in June.  STORY: Late Dad Makes Stunning Appearance in Photo With Widow, Baby When this year’s baseball season started, 11-year-old Ryan Parrish’s coach, Caison Whatley, who also coached him last season, noticed the boy was unusually distracted.  He’s got a whole lot more on his mind than we could ever have,” Whatley told WSFA.

    Gary Parrish, center, died on Thursday of liver cancer. Gary Parrish was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and metastasis to the liver in June. STORY: Late Dad Makes Stunning Appearance in Photo With Widow, Baby When this year’s baseball season started, 11-year-old Ryan Parrish’s coach, Caison Whatley, who also coached him last season, noticed the boy was unusually distracted. He’s got a whole lot more on his mind than we could ever have,” Whatley told WSFA.


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  • 18/74   What We Can Learn About Sibling Rivalry From Serena and Venus Williams
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    Serena and Venus Williams share a hug after Serena’s victory over her big sister on Tuesday night. (Photo: Corbis Images) After Serena Williams beat her sister Venus on Tuesday night in a competitive three-set U.S. Open quarterfinals match, the two met at the net and embraced. Venus, the older Williams sibling, whispered to her sister: “I’m so happy for you.”

    Serena and Venus Williams share a hug after Serena’s victory over her big sister on Tuesday night. (Photo: Corbis Images) After Serena Williams beat her sister Venus on Tuesday night in a competitive three-set U.S. Open quarterfinals match, the two met at the net and embraced. Venus, the older Williams sibling, whispered to her sister: “I’m so happy for you.”


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  • 19/74   Michael Sam Makes Up With Dad Who Criticized Him for Being Gay
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    Former NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids’ ‘Trophies for Nothing’ Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.

    Former NFL player Michael Sam, who had been estranged from his father since coming out as gay in February 2014, tweeted this week that the two have spoken for the first time since then. (Photo: Getty Images) When former NFL player Michael Sam announced to the world that he was gay back in February 2014, he was largely praised for his bravery and honesty by fellow players, various celebrities, the NFL, and ESPN — pretty much everyone, it seemed, except his father, Michael Sam Sr., who was quoted at the time as saying, “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” STORY: NFL Dad Sends Powerful Message by Confiscating Kids’ ‘Trophies for Nothing’ Shortly after, Sam discussed his estrangement from his dad during a segment of Dancing With the Stars, while he was a contestant.


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  • 20/74   Mass Effect Andromeda

    ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ invites you to strap in for another space opera.  “Space is big,” beloved author and interdimensional traveler Douglass Adams noted in his seminal towel-seller, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big,” he wrote, hammering home the point that when it comes to bigness, even our new president has nothing on the universe.  The team behind the blockbuster “Mass Effect” trilogy managed to capture the epic scope of the big unknown while keeping our eyes trained on the intimate interactions between characters, a space opera in its truest — and, in terms of video games, among its best — form.

    ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ invites you to strap in for another space opera. “Space is big,” beloved author and interdimensional traveler Douglass Adams noted in his seminal towel-seller, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big,” he wrote, hammering home the point that when it comes to bigness, even our new president has nothing on the universe. The team behind the blockbuster “Mass Effect” trilogy managed to capture the epic scope of the big unknown while keeping our eyes trained on the intimate interactions between characters, a space opera in its truest — and, in terms of video games, among its best — form.


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  • 21/74   Make your next purchase using these smart sunglasses

    Visa is testing a prototype that will let you use sunglasses to make purchases.  A small NFC chip inside one of the arms will be linked to your Visa account.  Instead of swiping your debit card, you would tap the payment terminal to make the transaction.  Visa says the concept plays well into its tagline, “Everywhere you want to be.”  Let’s just hope these shades don’t wind up where you don’t want them to be: lost.  Source:  https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/14/visa-is-testing-nfc-sunglasses-that-can-pay-for-stuff/       More:

    Visa is testing a prototype that will let you use sunglasses to make purchases. A small NFC chip inside one of the arms will be linked to your Visa account. Instead of swiping your debit card, you would tap the payment terminal to make the transaction. Visa says the concept plays well into its tagline, “Everywhere you want to be.” Let’s just hope these shades don’t wind up where you don’t want them to be: lost. Source:  https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/14/visa-is-testing-nfc-sunglasses-that-can-pay-for-stuff/ More:


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  • 22/74   Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8

    Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions. In the upcoming Galaxy S8, users will find an extra button on the left side of the phone, just below the volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant. Once activated, Bixby will help you navigate what's arguably the most sophisticated piece of technology you own — the smartphone in your hand. If Samsung gets its wish, though, Bixby will eventually do much more than just help you order Lyfts or set up complex calendar appointments. The long-term vision is for Bixby to act as a kind of uber-interface for 
all of Samsung's products: TVs, wearables, washing machines, even remote controls.  SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8: all the leaks in one place  Samsung designed Bixby with a specific goal in mind, one that veers away from its fellow voice assistants — Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and the Google Assistant. Those platforms were generally built to help users quickly perform common tasks ("Remind me to buy milk") and perform search queries ("What's the capital of Brazil?"). Bixby, on the other hand, is all about making the phone itself easier to use, replicating the functions of many apps with voice commands. Yes, Siri et al. already do that to a certain extent — you can easily set a reminder with your voice, for example — but the voice integration typically only handles the basics. The goal of Bixby is to voice-enable 
every single action in an app that you'd normally do via touch, starting with Samsung's apps. So, not just "set a reminder to buy pickles at 6 p.m., but "Set a reminder on my Shopping List to buy pickles at 6 p.m. and make it repeat every week, then share the list with my wife." Bixby speaks Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile and the architect behind Bixby, says the voice assistant is nothing short of an "interface revolution," freeing users from hunting down hidden functionality within menus and hard-to-find screens. "Bixby is an intelligent user interface, emphasis... on 'interface,'" Rhee says. "A lot of agents are looking at being knowledgeable, meaning that you can ask questions like, 'Who's president of the U.S.?' A lot of these are glorified extensions of search. What we are doing with Bixby, and what Bixby is capable of doing, is developing a new interface to our devices."    Bixby architect Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile.   Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable   Although it makes its debut on the Galaxy S8, it will soon spread. Rhee sees the Bixby button eventually spreading to all kinds of smart-home devices, from TVs to refrigerators to air conditioners. "Anywhere there is an internet connection and a microphone, Bixby can be used," he says. "There is some technology in the device, but a lot of it lives in the cloud. That's why the range of devices goes beyond just a smartphone. It means it can be in any device we produce." Samsung began work on Bixby about 18 months ago, Rhee says. It grew out of the company's S Voice tool, which has been on Samsung phones since 2012. (The timing might explain why Samsung's smart fridge — announced right around then — failed to deliver on its planned integration with Alexa.) S Voice hadn't progressed much over the years, but then last year Samsung acquired the much-hyped Viv Labs and its sophisticated assistant, a strong indicator of the company's renewed interest in voice control. However, Rhee says Viv's technology is planned for future updates to Bixby and doesn't have a role in the initial release. The name Bixby came out of Samsung's focus groups, but it was actually their third choice overall. It was the top pick among millennials — a demographic the company is specifically targeting with the Galaxy S8 — so it won out. (Rhee declined to say what the other names were.) It's also distinctive enough, with hard consonants, for it to work well as an activation word. Bixby, which will initially speak just English and Korean, is intended to be a user's "bright sidekick," helping them navigate their devices in a more natural way. "[What came before], it's been people trying to learn how the machine interacts with the world, but... it should be the machine learns how the 
human interacts with the world," Rhee says. "The learning curve shouldn't be steep." All talk, all action For an app to be considered Bixby-supported, every possible touch action needs to be mapped to a voice command. Rhee explains that, for a typical app, there are about 300 different actions the user can perform. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider there are around 15,000 different ways to perform them. And the ways to verbalize those actions number in the millions. That's a lot of stuff to map out. Still, Samsung says it's up for the challenge, at least as far as its built-in apps are concerned. But what about third-party apps? Considering the amount of development work, will Snapchat or Facebook ever work as well with Bixby as Samsung's apps? Rhee says Samsung has a plan to get third-party apps talking to Bixby, and an SDK to be released at a later date will introduce tools that make the mapping much easier. He also suggests Viv's technology can help here, too. "Viv Labs is coming in by way expanding our vision into third-party ecosystems. It doesn't necessarily have to be 
all of the touch commands that they can perform. At a minimum, [Bixby will perform] the basic functionalities: like the settings, or changing the language from English to French." On the Galaxy S8, a total of 10 apps will be Bixby-supported, Rhee says, with a second "wave" coming a few weeks later. Out of the gate, users will be able to use Bixby with Contacts, Gallery, Settings, Camera, Reminders and a few others. Another way Bixby is different from its peers: it will be aware of what you're doing on the phone and suggest different actions depending on what's on screen. So if you press the button while, say, looking at a single photo in the Gallery, editing and sharing controls are probably more relevant to you than searching. And if Bixby doesn't understand every aspect of a complex command, it will take you as far as it can rather than just hitting you with a "Sorry, I didn't catch that." All this "awareness" brings up an important question: How much data is Samsung collecting about you? Rhee says most user-specific data is kept on the device, but, as a cloud service, Bixby needs to store some information in the cloud. It's not yet clear what the exact breakdown is. The button Having a dedicated button for Bixby brings a number of advantages. For starters, it means Samsung won't have any need for Clippy-style pop-ups directing users to the assistant — people will inevitably find it on their own. It also ensures there will be far fewer accidental activations than if Bixby were mixed into a home button — something users of Siri are all too familiar with. "We actually have done a lot of research to have the Bixby button as part of the home button like our friends in Cupertino," Rhee says. "A lot of people find it a little awkward to use it in public. The home button is a very overloaded place — there's a lot of functionality into it. Having a dedicated button really removes a lot of friction." And since the idea is to press and hold, lifting your finger when you're done, Bixby will know definitively when you're done speaking. Still, there will also be a wake-up phrase — you can just say "Hi Bixby," to activate the assistant at any time. It's the dedicated button that really epitomizes Samsung's approach, and if it indeed ends up on all Samsung products, Bixby will become much more than just a smartphone assistant — it'll become the gateway for Samsung to finally, truly become a major player in the internet of things. Sure, Samsung has had its "Smart" devices for a long time, and its low-power Tizen OS is ideal for powering the many products with connections to the internet. It also acquired SmartThings in 2014 to strengthen its IoT brand. But until now, Samsung has lacked a gateway for its customers to really take advantage of that interconnectivity. For most, it's hard work hunting down the right settings on your phone to connect a smart TV to an air conditioner, but what if you could just tell Bixby to do it? And if you can talk to it from all those devices — asking any question or even making phone calls — then you're really onto something. "It's actually omnipresent in a sense," Rhee says. "Even if I speak to Bixby in, say, a washing machine, you can still do a lot of things that you do on your phone. For instance, you can say, 'Bixby, send a text to my friend Michael,' or 'Make a phone call.' That's the vision." The more capable assistant Amazon and Google already know this, and the success of Alexa and buzz around Home are a testament to the unquestionable efficiency of adding voice control to devices. But Samsung, with its high standard of controlling 
all functions of a device via Bixby, might end up with the advantage. Alexa, for all of its "skills," often falls short of full control (you can turn on or dim LED lights, for example, but might not be able to select specific colors), so the market has room for a more capable competitor. Of course, how and when Bixby will mix with third-party products and services remains an open question. "Philosophically, what we are looking at is revolutionizing phone interfaces," Rhee says. "We understand our applications better than anybody else out there — that's why we started with our own technology, but going forward we have plans to work with our partners." Eventually, Rhee says a Bixby app might come to non-Samsung Android phones and even iOS, possibly partnering with Google Assistant for search-related queries (though he cautions Google and Samsung haven't "gotten to the specifics" on how that would work). At the same time, Bixby control could extend to all kinds of smart products, not just Samsung ones. That would probably take a level of cooperation with competitors that Samsung hasn't really shown before, but if Bixby becomes ubiquitous in the long term, whatever OS this or that device is running will become less relevant. That's a future Samsung is clearly hoping for, since software has traditionally been its weakness. Samsung may be a chief Android partner, but it's struggled to differentiate its many services from Google's, and the company lacks an OS of its own (Tizen notwithstanding). Samsung's browser, Samsung Pay, S Health — they're all duplicates of Google products, and are widely regarded as inferior. That's why Bixby may be the best thing to happen to Samsung software in a long time. If customers respond, Bixby could, in the long term, finally get Samsung users to think of its phones as 
Samsung phones rather than just the best-performing Android phones on the market. All Android vendors try to differentiate to some extent, but Bixby's app-simplifying skills and potential IoT capabilities are a compelling sell. Bixby represents an important step for Samsung when it comes to services: finally a good answer to "Why should I use your software?" Effortless voice control of everything — not just your phone — is a tantalizing promise, and if Samsung can pull it off in the long term, its "bright sidekick" might end up being the only assistant we actually want to talk to.  WATCH: Samsung's wireless earbuds double as a fitness-tracker

    Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions. In the upcoming Galaxy S8, users will find an extra button on the left side of the phone, just below the volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant. Once activated, Bixby will help you navigate what's arguably the most sophisticated piece of technology you own — the smartphone in your hand. If Samsung gets its wish, though, Bixby will eventually do much more than just help you order Lyfts or set up complex calendar appointments. The long-term vision is for Bixby to act as a kind of uber-interface for all of Samsung's products: TVs, wearables, washing machines, even remote controls. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8: all the leaks in one place Samsung designed Bixby with a specific goal in mind, one that veers away from its fellow voice assistants — Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and the Google Assistant. Those platforms were generally built to help users quickly perform common tasks ("Remind me to buy milk") and perform search queries ("What's the capital of Brazil?"). Bixby, on the other hand, is all about making the phone itself easier to use, replicating the functions of many apps with voice commands. Yes, Siri et al. already do that to a certain extent — you can easily set a reminder with your voice, for example — but the voice integration typically only handles the basics. The goal of Bixby is to voice-enable every single action in an app that you'd normally do via touch, starting with Samsung's apps. So, not just "set a reminder to buy pickles at 6 p.m., but "Set a reminder on my Shopping List to buy pickles at 6 p.m. and make it repeat every week, then share the list with my wife." Bixby speaks Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile and the architect behind Bixby, says the voice assistant is nothing short of an "interface revolution," freeing users from hunting down hidden functionality within menus and hard-to-find screens. "Bixby is an intelligent user interface, emphasis... on 'interface,'" Rhee says. "A lot of agents are looking at being knowledgeable, meaning that you can ask questions like, 'Who's president of the U.S.?' A lot of these are glorified extensions of search. What we are doing with Bixby, and what Bixby is capable of doing, is developing a new interface to our devices." Bixby architect Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile. Image: Pete Pachal/Mashable Although it makes its debut on the Galaxy S8, it will soon spread. Rhee sees the Bixby button eventually spreading to all kinds of smart-home devices, from TVs to refrigerators to air conditioners. "Anywhere there is an internet connection and a microphone, Bixby can be used," he says. "There is some technology in the device, but a lot of it lives in the cloud. That's why the range of devices goes beyond just a smartphone. It means it can be in any device we produce." Samsung began work on Bixby about 18 months ago, Rhee says. It grew out of the company's S Voice tool, which has been on Samsung phones since 2012. (The timing might explain why Samsung's smart fridge — announced right around then — failed to deliver on its planned integration with Alexa.) S Voice hadn't progressed much over the years, but then last year Samsung acquired the much-hyped Viv Labs and its sophisticated assistant, a strong indicator of the company's renewed interest in voice control. However, Rhee says Viv's technology is planned for future updates to Bixby and doesn't have a role in the initial release. The name Bixby came out of Samsung's focus groups, but it was actually their third choice overall. It was the top pick among millennials — a demographic the company is specifically targeting with the Galaxy S8 — so it won out. (Rhee declined to say what the other names were.) It's also distinctive enough, with hard consonants, for it to work well as an activation word. Bixby, which will initially speak just English and Korean, is intended to be a user's "bright sidekick," helping them navigate their devices in a more natural way. "[What came before], it's been people trying to learn how the machine interacts with the world, but... it should be the machine learns how the human interacts with the world," Rhee says. "The learning curve shouldn't be steep." All talk, all action For an app to be considered Bixby-supported, every possible touch action needs to be mapped to a voice command. Rhee explains that, for a typical app, there are about 300 different actions the user can perform. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider there are around 15,000 different ways to perform them. And the ways to verbalize those actions number in the millions. That's a lot of stuff to map out. Still, Samsung says it's up for the challenge, at least as far as its built-in apps are concerned. But what about third-party apps? Considering the amount of development work, will Snapchat or Facebook ever work as well with Bixby as Samsung's apps? Rhee says Samsung has a plan to get third-party apps talking to Bixby, and an SDK to be released at a later date will introduce tools that make the mapping much easier. He also suggests Viv's technology can help here, too. "Viv Labs is coming in by way expanding our vision into third-party ecosystems. It doesn't necessarily have to be all of the touch commands that they can perform. At a minimum, [Bixby will perform] the basic functionalities: like the settings, or changing the language from English to French." On the Galaxy S8, a total of 10 apps will be Bixby-supported, Rhee says, with a second "wave" coming a few weeks later. Out of the gate, users will be able to use Bixby with Contacts, Gallery, Settings, Camera, Reminders and a few others. Another way Bixby is different from its peers: it will be aware of what you're doing on the phone and suggest different actions depending on what's on screen. So if you press the button while, say, looking at a single photo in the Gallery, editing and sharing controls are probably more relevant to you than searching. And if Bixby doesn't understand every aspect of a complex command, it will take you as far as it can rather than just hitting you with a "Sorry, I didn't catch that." All this "awareness" brings up an important question: How much data is Samsung collecting about you? Rhee says most user-specific data is kept on the device, but, as a cloud service, Bixby needs to store some information in the cloud. It's not yet clear what the exact breakdown is. The button Having a dedicated button for Bixby brings a number of advantages. For starters, it means Samsung won't have any need for Clippy-style pop-ups directing users to the assistant — people will inevitably find it on their own. It also ensures there will be far fewer accidental activations than if Bixby were mixed into a home button — something users of Siri are all too familiar with. "We actually have done a lot of research to have the Bixby button as part of the home button like our friends in Cupertino," Rhee says. "A lot of people find it a little awkward to use it in public. The home button is a very overloaded place — there's a lot of functionality into it. Having a dedicated button really removes a lot of friction." And since the idea is to press and hold, lifting your finger when you're done, Bixby will know definitively when you're done speaking. Still, there will also be a wake-up phrase — you can just say "Hi Bixby," to activate the assistant at any time. It's the dedicated button that really epitomizes Samsung's approach, and if it indeed ends up on all Samsung products, Bixby will become much more than just a smartphone assistant — it'll become the gateway for Samsung to finally, truly become a major player in the internet of things. Sure, Samsung has had its "Smart" devices for a long time, and its low-power Tizen OS is ideal for powering the many products with connections to the internet. It also acquired SmartThings in 2014 to strengthen its IoT brand. But until now, Samsung has lacked a gateway for its customers to really take advantage of that interconnectivity. For most, it's hard work hunting down the right settings on your phone to connect a smart TV to an air conditioner, but what if you could just tell Bixby to do it? And if you can talk to it from all those devices — asking any question or even making phone calls — then you're really onto something. "It's actually omnipresent in a sense," Rhee says. "Even if I speak to Bixby in, say, a washing machine, you can still do a lot of things that you do on your phone. For instance, you can say, 'Bixby, send a text to my friend Michael,' or 'Make a phone call.' That's the vision." The more capable assistant Amazon and Google already know this, and the success of Alexa and buzz around Home are a testament to the unquestionable efficiency of adding voice control to devices. But Samsung, with its high standard of controlling all functions of a device via Bixby, might end up with the advantage. Alexa, for all of its "skills," often falls short of full control (you can turn on or dim LED lights, for example, but might not be able to select specific colors), so the market has room for a more capable competitor. Of course, how and when Bixby will mix with third-party products and services remains an open question. "Philosophically, what we are looking at is revolutionizing phone interfaces," Rhee says. "We understand our applications better than anybody else out there — that's why we started with our own technology, but going forward we have plans to work with our partners." Eventually, Rhee says a Bixby app might come to non-Samsung Android phones and even iOS, possibly partnering with Google Assistant for search-related queries (though he cautions Google and Samsung haven't "gotten to the specifics" on how that would work). At the same time, Bixby control could extend to all kinds of smart products, not just Samsung ones. That would probably take a level of cooperation with competitors that Samsung hasn't really shown before, but if Bixby becomes ubiquitous in the long term, whatever OS this or that device is running will become less relevant. That's a future Samsung is clearly hoping for, since software has traditionally been its weakness. Samsung may be a chief Android partner, but it's struggled to differentiate its many services from Google's, and the company lacks an OS of its own (Tizen notwithstanding). Samsung's browser, Samsung Pay, S Health — they're all duplicates of Google products, and are widely regarded as inferior. That's why Bixby may be the best thing to happen to Samsung software in a long time. If customers respond, Bixby could, in the long term, finally get Samsung users to think of its phones as Samsung phones rather than just the best-performing Android phones on the market. All Android vendors try to differentiate to some extent, but Bixby's app-simplifying skills and potential IoT capabilities are a compelling sell. Bixby represents an important step for Samsung when it comes to services: finally a good answer to "Why should I use your software?" Effortless voice control of everything — not just your phone — is a tantalizing promise, and if Samsung can pull it off in the long term, its "bright sidekick" might end up being the only assistant we actually want to talk to. WATCH: Samsung's wireless earbuds double as a fitness-tracker


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  • 23/74   Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you

    Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

    Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.


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  • 24/74   Facebook’s secretive and ambitious hardware group is preparing for its debut next month

    The all-star roster of tech veterans that Facebook began assembling one year ago is quietly...

    The all-star roster of tech veterans that Facebook began assembling one year ago is quietly...


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  • 25/74   There's finally a smartwatch for watch aficionados

    Tag Heuer is well-known for making a solid Swiss timepiece at an accessible price point. What is...

    Tag Heuer is well-known for making a solid Swiss timepiece at an accessible price point. What is...


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  • 26/74   Dallas says “ghost calls” to 911 from T-Mobile customers aren’t to blame for deaths

    Last week, a child in Dallas died after his babysitter's repeated calls to 911 went unanswered. Local authorities have not confirmed that the tragedy was related to an ongoing 911 ghost call problem.

    Last week, a child in Dallas died after his babysitter's repeated calls to 911 went unanswered. Local authorities have not confirmed that the tragedy was related to an ongoing 911 ghost call problem.


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  • 27/74   Nintendo reportedly doubling Switch production after strong early sales

    A report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that high early sales have led Nintendo to double production of the Switch. The console passed 1.5 million units sold in just over a week.

    A report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that high early sales have led Nintendo to double production of the Switch. The console passed 1.5 million units sold in just over a week.


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  • 28/74   Pogue’s Basics: Make Amazon Echo tell you when it's transmitting

    The Amazon Echo is getting to be crazy popular. It’s like Siri for your home.

    The Amazon Echo is getting to be crazy popular. It’s like Siri for your home.


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  • 29/74   The 8 features we want in the iPhone 8

    Apple’s next iPhone needs to be more than your average update.  Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone is always an absurdly important product for the tech giant.  No matter how well the company’s services arms — Apple Music, iCloud, etc. — perform, the iPhone is Apple’s make-or-break product.

    Apple’s next iPhone needs to be more than your average update. Apple’s (AAPL) next iPhone is always an absurdly important product for the tech giant. No matter how well the company’s services arms — Apple Music, iCloud, etc. — perform, the iPhone is Apple’s make-or-break product.


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  • 30/74   A 2-minute tour of this year's South by Southwest Conference

    For one big week in March every year, Austin, Texas is overrun by culture and tech.  Now, SXSW has some elements in common with other festivals.  This year, the speakers included Joe Biden, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Garth Brooks, Buzz Aldrin, Melissa McCarthy, James Franco and Seth Rogan, Charlize Theron, and plenty more.

    For one big week in March every year, Austin, Texas is overrun by culture and tech. Now, SXSW has some elements in common with other festivals. This year, the speakers included Joe Biden, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Garth Brooks, Buzz Aldrin, Melissa McCarthy, James Franco and Seth Rogan, Charlize Theron, and plenty more.


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  • 31/74   How Hackers Can Break Into Your Accounts Without Your Password

    And how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

    And how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.


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  • 32/74   7 ways Facebook tried to copy Snapchat

    For all its ingenuity, Facebook (FB) still has one serious achilles heel: Snap (SNAP).  Ever since Snap reportedly spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook back in 2013, the social network has unleashed a slew of features and services that appear to be inspired by Snapchat’s core mission of ephemeral messaging or based upon a particular Snapchat feature.  Just last week, Facebook rolled out a Messenger Day, a new Snapchat Stories-like feature that lets Messenger users string together a series of photos and video, apply layers of texts and filters, and show them off atop the Messenger app.

    For all its ingenuity, Facebook (FB) still has one serious achilles heel: Snap (SNAP). Ever since Snap reportedly spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook back in 2013, the social network has unleashed a slew of features and services that appear to be inspired by Snapchat’s core mission of ephemeral messaging or based upon a particular Snapchat feature. Just last week, Facebook rolled out a Messenger Day, a new Snapchat Stories-like feature that lets Messenger users string together a series of photos and video, apply layers of texts and filters, and show them off atop the Messenger app.


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  • 33/74   Netflix says it could start giving you different versions of a show depending on how you watch

    Netflix wants to recut some of its original shows and movies so that they'll be better to watch...

    Netflix wants to recut some of its original shows and movies so that they'll be better to watch...


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  • 34/74   Microsoft is working on technology to help the visually impaired learn to code

    Microsoft Research is working on Project Torino, an educational initiative to teach coding to the visually impaired via a physical programming language intended for children age seven to 11.

    Microsoft Research is working on Project Torino, an educational initiative to teach coding to the visually impaired via a physical programming language intended for children age seven to 11.


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  • 35/74   China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles

    A Chinese city's police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles to crack down on illegal drone flights.  SEE ALSO: Use Jedi mind tricks to command this drone  Police in Wuhan, central China , are going to be equipped with 20 of these rifles, which work by emitting radio signals that force the drones to land purportedly without damaging them.    Image: Weibo   The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security.    Image: WEIBO   Wuhan police demonstrated the drone-killing rifles last week, where they shot down six drones, according to the 
Chutian Metropolitan Daily.  The rifles don't come cheap, at 250,000 yuan ($36,265) each, and they will have a range of roughly 1 km (0.6 miles).    Image: Weibo   Unauthorised drone flights have disrupted airport safety in China, as well as large-scale events, according to the Wuhan police. Earlier this year, a drone pilot in Hangzhou was arrested for flying a DJI Mavic Pro dangerously near civilian airliners. And in Hong Kong, three operators were arrested for flying a drone over a Formula E event. Operators of drones that are more than 7kg have to be licensed, according to draft law issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2015. Rules are generally more relaxed in rural China than in urban, built-up areas, but drones must keep out of restricted airspace and follow rules set by the military and the government.  The new rules also forbid deliveries made by drone in built-up, urban areas, and require all drones to register to their place of manufacture, weight and maximum altitude before they are allowed to take off.  WATCH: Flame-throwing drones make for badass trash removers

    A Chinese city's police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles to crack down on illegal drone flights. SEE ALSO: Use Jedi mind tricks to command this drone Police in Wuhan, central China , are going to be equipped with 20 of these rifles, which work by emitting radio signals that force the drones to land purportedly without damaging them. Image: Weibo The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security. Image: WEIBO Wuhan police demonstrated the drone-killing rifles last week, where they shot down six drones, according to the Chutian Metropolitan Daily.  The rifles don't come cheap, at 250,000 yuan ($36,265) each, and they will have a range of roughly 1 km (0.6 miles). Image: Weibo Unauthorised drone flights have disrupted airport safety in China, as well as large-scale events, according to the Wuhan police. Earlier this year, a drone pilot in Hangzhou was arrested for flying a DJI Mavic Pro dangerously near civilian airliners. And in Hong Kong, three operators were arrested for flying a drone over a Formula E event. Operators of drones that are more than 7kg have to be licensed, according to draft law issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China in 2015. Rules are generally more relaxed in rural China than in urban, built-up areas, but drones must keep out of restricted airspace and follow rules set by the military and the government.  The new rules also forbid deliveries made by drone in built-up, urban areas, and require all drones to register to their place of manufacture, weight and maximum altitude before they are allowed to take off. WATCH: Flame-throwing drones make for badass trash removers


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  • 36/74   Beer in space: Budweiser wants to set up a brewery on Mars, apparently

    If humans do ever get to colonize Mars, it's likely some of them will want to enjoy the occasional beer. Well, Budweiser says it'd like to set up a brewery on the red planet to "officially be the first beer on Mars."

    If humans do ever get to colonize Mars, it's likely some of them will want to enjoy the occasional beer. Well, Budweiser says it'd like to set up a brewery on the red planet to "officially be the first beer on Mars."


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  • 37/74   Silicon Valley’s favorite sneaker has a wear-and-tear problem

    Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers are a hit among tech workers.  Walk the streets, halls and open offices of Silicon Valley, and you’ll notice many tech workers wearing them: Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers.  “Wearing Allbirds is like wearing slippers everywhere,” said one startup founder, who likes the comfort they offer because of the materials used and relative lack of structure.

    Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers are a hit among tech workers. Walk the streets, halls and open offices of Silicon Valley, and you’ll notice many tech workers wearing them: Allbirds’s Wool Runner sneakers. “Wearing Allbirds is like wearing slippers everywhere,” said one startup founder, who likes the comfort they offer because of the materials used and relative lack of structure.


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  • 38/74   Two fake news writers reveal how they ply their trade

    Fake news writers Jestin Coler (center) and Jeffrey Marty (left) speak at SXSW.  AUSTIN — A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective on fake news at the South by Southwest Conference here started with a pitch suggesting a different story.  The description below a generic title on the conference’s website for Tuesday’s talk by Yasmin Green, director of research at Google’s Jigsaw project, implied she’d speak about countering the radicalization of at-risk audiences.

    Fake news writers Jestin Coler (center) and Jeffrey Marty (left) speak at SXSW. AUSTIN — A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective on fake news at the South by Southwest Conference here started with a pitch suggesting a different story. The description below a generic title on the conference’s website for Tuesday’s talk by Yasmin Green, director of research at Google’s Jigsaw project, implied she’d speak about countering the radicalization of at-risk audiences.


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  • 39/74   This high-tech workout bag cleans itself

    This gym bag does more than carry your smelly workout clothes.  With the push of a button, Paqsule will deodorize, sanitize and kill bacteria to keep everything inside clean and smelling fresh.  The company that makes it says its PaqTech system is chemical free, and uses UV and O3 (activated oxygen) to zap bacteria.  The device has a rechargeable battery with 72 hours of cleaning life, and can be used to charge your cellphone or tablet.  If you want to get your hands on Paqsule, check out its Kickstarter project at Kickstarter.com.  More:

    This gym bag does more than carry your smelly workout clothes. With the push of a button, Paqsule will deodorize, sanitize and kill bacteria to keep everything inside clean and smelling fresh. The company that makes it says its PaqTech system is chemical free, and uses UV and O3 (activated oxygen) to zap bacteria. The device has a rechargeable battery with 72 hours of cleaning life, and can be used to charge your cellphone or tablet. If you want to get your hands on Paqsule, check out its Kickstarter project at Kickstarter.com. More:


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  • 40/74   How to avoid falling for email scams

    Early one Sunday morning, my editor, Yahoo Finance’s Erin Fuchs, checked her personal email and was surprised to find a message from PayPal (PYPL).  It doesn’t matter who you are or what email service you use.  If you have an email account, you’ve received some kind of scam, or phishing email, just like my editor.

    Early one Sunday morning, my editor, Yahoo Finance’s Erin Fuchs, checked her personal email and was surprised to find a message from PayPal (PYPL). It doesn’t matter who you are or what email service you use. If you have an email account, you’ve received some kind of scam, or phishing email, just like my editor.


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  • 41/74   Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish

    By Eric Auchard  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany  spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.  The attacks, using the hashtags #Nazialmanya (NaziGermany) or #Nazihollanda (NaziHolland), took over accounts of high-profile CEOs, publishers, government agencies, politicians and also some ordinary Twitter users.  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused the German and Dutch governments of Nazi-style tactics, drawing protests from both countries, after Turkish government ministers were barred from addressing political rallies there to boost his support  among expatriate Turks.

    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish. The attacks, using the hashtags #Nazialmanya (NaziGermany) or #Nazihollanda (NaziHolland), took over accounts of high-profile CEOs, publishers, government agencies, politicians and also some ordinary Twitter users. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused the German and Dutch governments of Nazi-style tactics, drawing protests from both countries, after Turkish government ministers were barred from addressing political rallies there to boost his support among expatriate Turks.


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  • 42/74   Your Next Car Will Be Delivered Like a Pizza

    Carvana is betting convenience will make used-automobile lots a thing of the past.

    Carvana is betting convenience will make used-automobile lots a thing of the past.


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  • 43/74   Alexa, vacuum the rug, and make it snappy — Roomba adds voice commands

    Everyone's favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice.

    Everyone's favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with naught but your voice.


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  • 44/74   How ‘video understanding’ could transform Facebook

    Understanding video is a multi-year challenge Facebook argues could transform the social network experience for the better.  Facebook (FB) users spend over 100 million hours a day gobbling up video on the social network.  A photo is one static image, but a video is essentially copious images sequenced in a particular order to show a narrative in motion: a Siamese kitten purring or a professor in the middle of a BBC interview interrupted by his two young kids.

    Understanding video is a multi-year challenge Facebook argues could transform the social network experience for the better. Facebook (FB) users spend over 100 million hours a day gobbling up video on the social network. A photo is one static image, but a video is essentially copious images sequenced in a particular order to show a narrative in motion: a Siamese kitten purring or a professor in the middle of a BBC interview interrupted by his two young kids.


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  • 45/74   Tennessee Teacher Sought In Suspected Kidnap Of Student
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    Law enforcement officials in the state issued an amber alert for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas who went missing on March 13.

    Law enforcement officials in the state issued an amber alert for 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas who went missing on March 13.


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  • 46/74   10 Things to Know for Monday
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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday.


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  • 47/74   Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal
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    The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.  Another ban on Brazilian meat imposed by Chile sparked fears of a trade spat between the two South American partners.  China, which with Hong Kong is Brazil's biggest meat export market, said it needed to know more about the allegations that major meatpacking businesses bribed inspectors to get health certificates and masked tainted meat as fit for consumption.

    The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban. Another ban on Brazilian meat imposed by Chile sparked fears of a trade spat between the two South American partners. China, which with Hong Kong is Brazil's biggest meat export market, said it needed to know more about the allegations that major meatpacking businesses bribed inspectors to get health certificates and masked tainted meat as fit for consumption.


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  • 48/74   Prom Dates Are Randomly Assigned at this High School
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    Typically finding a prom date can be stressful. At this Illinois High School, students are randomly assigned to another prom date so no one is left out.

    Typically finding a prom date can be stressful. At this Illinois High School, students are randomly assigned to another prom date so no one is left out.


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  • 49/74   Tesla Discontinues Base 60 kWh Model S Trim Level Ahead of Model 3 Launch
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    As the Model 3 approaches production, Tesla wants to make sure it separates its lineup accordingly.

    As the Model 3 approaches production, Tesla wants to make sure it separates its lineup accordingly.


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  • 50/74   Neil deGrasse Tyson unleashes hot fire on Trump in angry tweetstorm
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson took a break from sharing science facts and nerdy dad jokes on Sunday to blast Donald Trump in a raging tweetstorm.   SEE ALSO: Maybe the GOP will finally get to kill Big Bird after all  Specifically, Tyson targeted Trump's proposed slashing of federal funding for programs that support the arts, education, and the EPA, which has long been in the crosshairs of the Trump administration.     The fastest way to Make a America Weak Again: Cut science funds to our agencies that support it. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017       The fastest way to Make America Sick Again: Cut funding to the National Institutes of Health — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017       The fastest way to Make America Stupid: Cut funds to programs that support education. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017       The fastest way to thwart Earth's life-support systems for us all: Turn EPA into EDA — the Environmental Destruction Agency. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017       The fastest way to melt glaciers & flood the World's coastal cities: Ignore scientists and do nothing to stem the rise of CO2 — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017       We can all imagine a land that provides no support for Art. But is that a place you’d want to Live? To Visit? To Play? — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017    Tyson also addressed climate change, a topic close to his heart and one the Trump administration has gone to absurd levels to downplay in the face of mounting scientific evidence.  But then Tyson shifted gears from attacking Trump's policies and went straight at the president, his aides, and his cabinet.     The very best way to support and feed your delusions: Surround yourself with people whose world views match yours exactly. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017    Savage.  He's a bit more gentle in his tweetstorm wrap-up.     We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won't happen until we first Make America Smart Again. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017    As expected, Twitter users flooded Neil's mentions with hundreds of replies, some supporting him, others calling him a precious snowflake or whatever the Twitter insult du jour is. But there was one response that too perfectly summed it all up.   @neiltyson pic.twitter.com/j6R4SVIyVR — Frank In Las Vegas (@PapiElGuapo) March 19, 2017    WATCH: Watch how global warming heats up the world from 1880-2016

    Neil deGrasse Tyson took a break from sharing science facts and nerdy dad jokes on Sunday to blast Donald Trump in a raging tweetstorm.  SEE ALSO: Maybe the GOP will finally get to kill Big Bird after all Specifically, Tyson targeted Trump's proposed slashing of federal funding for programs that support the arts, education, and the EPA, which has long been in the crosshairs of the Trump administration.  The fastest way to Make a America Weak Again: Cut science funds to our agencies that support it. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 The fastest way to Make America Sick Again: Cut funding to the National Institutes of Health — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 The fastest way to Make America Stupid: Cut funds to programs that support education. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 The fastest way to thwart Earth's life-support systems for us all: Turn EPA into EDA — the Environmental Destruction Agency. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 The fastest way to melt glaciers & flood the World's coastal cities: Ignore scientists and do nothing to stem the rise of CO2 — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 We can all imagine a land that provides no support for Art. But is that a place you’d want to Live? To Visit? To Play? — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 Tyson also addressed climate change, a topic close to his heart and one the Trump administration has gone to absurd levels to downplay in the face of mounting scientific evidence.  But then Tyson shifted gears from attacking Trump's policies and went straight at the president, his aides, and his cabinet.  The very best way to support and feed your delusions: Surround yourself with people whose world views match yours exactly. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 Savage.  He's a bit more gentle in his tweetstorm wrap-up.  We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won't happen until we first Make America Smart Again. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 19, 2017 As expected, Twitter users flooded Neil's mentions with hundreds of replies, some supporting him, others calling him a precious snowflake or whatever the Twitter insult du jour is. But there was one response that too perfectly summed it all up. @neiltyson pic.twitter.com/j6R4SVIyVR — Frank In Las Vegas (@PapiElGuapo) March 19, 2017 WATCH: Watch how global warming heats up the world from 1880-2016


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  • 51/74   French airport attacker 'had drunk and taken drugs'
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    The man shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, a judicial source said Sunday.  Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday's assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of the capital's second-busiest airport.  Ben Belgacem's father had insisted earlier Sunday that his son was 'not a terrorist' and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs.

    The man shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, a judicial source said Sunday. Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday's assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of the capital's second-busiest airport. Ben Belgacem's father had insisted earlier Sunday that his son was 'not a terrorist' and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs.


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  • 52/74   AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled a tougher strategy toward North Korea last week, leaving open the possibility of pre-emptive military action and rejecting talks with the communist nation until it gives up its weapons of mass destruction. Tillerson was speaking after visiting the heavily militarized border between the rival Koreas. The next day he visited Beijing, where he pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea's nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats.

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled a tougher strategy toward North Korea last week, leaving open the possibility of pre-emptive military action and rejecting talks with the communist nation until it gives up its weapons of mass destruction. Tillerson was speaking after visiting the heavily militarized border between the rival Koreas. The next day he visited Beijing, where he pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea's nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats.


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  • 53/74   Principal Pushes 5th Grader With Autism An Entire 5K Race
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    The 5th grader's twin brother also ran alongside him.

    The 5th grader's twin brother also ran alongside him.


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  • 54/74   Elon Musk’s lab forced bots to create their own language
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    Have you ever experienced the dread of overhearing two people, speaking a language you don't understand, begin laughing wildly? You just have to wonder what it is they're talking about, and if it's a joke at your expense. Heck, maybe you even check your teeth to make sure you aren't walking around with half of your lunchtime ham sandwich stuck to your gums. Now, thanks to Elon Musk's OpenAI lab, we're one step closer to experiencing the exact same thing, only with software bots doing the talking.

As Wired reports, researchers at OpenAI have made some huge strides in getting bots to communicate with each other, and without actually telling them how to do so. The group published a research paper earlier this week explaining exactly how they were able to accomplish the complex task, and it's all based on reinforcement learning.
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Reinforcement learning is the same concept that many pet owners use to train their animals, and centers on rewarding correct behaviors. In the case of AI, it means knowing what actions help it in completing a task, and continuing to do them.
In OpenAI's experiments, bots were assigned assigned colors, red, green, and blue. Then they were given a task, such as finding their way to a certain point in a flat, two-dimensional world. Without giving the three separate AI a dictionary of commands to help each other, the bots were force to create their own in order to achieve their goal. The bots successfully assigned text characters to represent themselves as well as actions and obstacles in the virtual space, sharing that information with each other until they all understood what was going on. Check out the video above to see the bots in action.

    Have you ever experienced the dread of overhearing two people, speaking a language you don't understand, begin laughing wildly? You just have to wonder what it is they're talking about, and if it's a joke at your expense. Heck, maybe you even check your teeth to make sure you aren't walking around with half of your lunchtime ham sandwich stuck to your gums. Now, thanks to Elon Musk's OpenAI lab, we're one step closer to experiencing the exact same thing, only with software bots doing the talking. As Wired reports, researchers at OpenAI have made some huge strides in getting bots to communicate with each other, and without actually telling them how to do so. The group published a research paper earlier this week explaining exactly how they were able to accomplish the complex task, and it's all based on reinforcement learning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liVFy7ZO4OA Reinforcement learning is the same concept that many pet owners use to train their animals, and centers on rewarding correct behaviors. In the case of AI, it means knowing what actions help it in completing a task, and continuing to do them. In OpenAI's experiments, bots were assigned assigned colors, red, green, and blue. Then they were given a task, such as finding their way to a certain point in a flat, two-dimensional world. Without giving the three separate AI a dictionary of commands to help each other, the bots were force to create their own in order to achieve their goal. The bots successfully assigned text characters to represent themselves as well as actions and obstacles in the virtual space, sharing that information with each other until they all understood what was going on. Check out the video above to see the bots in action.


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  • 55/74   Stephen Hawking May Be Going to Space Thanks to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic
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    Piers Morgan interviewed Stephen Hawking for Good Morning Britain on Monday and the man who has studied space for so long appears to be one step closer to space travel. 
When asked about the meaning of life, Hawking said, "I have no idea. But I do remember when I was happiest. It was 1967 and the birth of my first child, Robert. My three children have brought me great joy. And I can tell you what will make me happiest: to travel in space. I have already completed a zero gravity flight, which allowed me to float weightless but my ultimate ambition is to fly to space."
Hawking took a zero gravity flight in 2007 and said that his next step would be to travel to space. 
Stephen Hawking told Morgan, "I thought no one would take me but Richard Branson has offered me a seat in Virgin Galactic. And I said yes immediately. Since that day I have never changed my mind."

    Piers Morgan interviewed Stephen Hawking for Good Morning Britain on Monday and the man who has studied space for so long appears to be one step closer to space travel. When asked about the meaning of life, Hawking said, "I have no idea. But I do remember when I was happiest. It was 1967 and the birth of my first child, Robert. My three children have brought me great joy. And I can tell you what will make me happiest: to travel in space. I have already completed a zero gravity flight, which allowed me to float weightless but my ultimate ambition is to fly to space." Hawking took a zero gravity flight in 2007 and said that his next step would be to travel to space. Stephen Hawking told Morgan, "I thought no one would take me but Richard Branson has offered me a seat in Virgin Galactic. And I said yes immediately. Since that day I have never changed my mind."


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  • 56/74   North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine
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    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday.

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday.


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  • 57/74   Man's Rare Case: How Does a Strep Infection Lead to Amputations?
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    A Michigan man will require amputations of parts of his hands and feet after experiencing a severe case of strep throat.  The 44-year-old man, Kevin Breen, first went to the emergency room in late December with flu-like symptoms and stomach pain, according to CNN.  Doctors found copious amounts of pus surrounding his organs, but they didn't know the cause of his illness.

    A Michigan man will require amputations of parts of his hands and feet after experiencing a severe case of strep throat. The 44-year-old man, Kevin Breen, first went to the emergency room in late December with flu-like symptoms and stomach pain, according to CNN. Doctors found copious amounts of pus surrounding his organs, but they didn't know the cause of his illness.


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  • 58/74   We look so much like our names that strangers can predict them, study says
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    Can you correctly guess this man's name?

    Can you correctly guess this man's name?


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  • 59/74   Climate change 'makes deadly China pollution worse'
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    Global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday.  In Beijing and other major northern cities, the number of days each year with weather tailor-made for extreme smog rose from 45 to 50 in the period 1982-2015 compared to the previous three decades, a ten-percent jump, the study found.

    Global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday. In Beijing and other major northern cities, the number of days each year with weather tailor-made for extreme smog rose from 45 to 50 in the period 1982-2015 compared to the previous three decades, a ten-percent jump, the study found.


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  • 60/74   Should you install solar panels on your roof? Ask Google
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    In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. However, the original map was very limited, covering only the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, California and Boston. Now, Google has greatly expanded the project to cover all 50 U.S. states, with a total of 60 million buildings in the database.   SEE ALSO: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.  The project uses imagery from Google Earth and Maps as well as some machine learning magic to get a good idea of how much sunlight each portion of each roof is getting. According to Google, weather patterns, sun positioning changes and possible shade from nearby buildings is taken into account.  The result is a map which not only lets home owners easily assess whether they should consider a solar roof, but it also offers a good insight of the country's solar energy potential.     Solar potential of Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.   Image: Google   In a blog post last week, Google shared a few interesting data points; for example, the company claims that 79 percent of all rooftops analyzed are "technically viable" for solar. Naturally, in some sunny areas, such as Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, this number grows to over 90 percent. States like Pennsylvania, Maine and Minnesota have just over 60 percent viability, Google says.  As for the city with the most solar potential in the U.S., the honor belongs to Houston, Texas, which has an estimated 18,940GWh of rooftop solar generation potential per year. Check out the interactive map, searchable by U.S. zip codes, cities, counties and states, here.   WATCH: Access all your cards in one click with this solar-powered smart wallet

    In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. However, the original map was very limited, covering only the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno, California and Boston. Now, Google has greatly expanded the project to cover all 50 U.S. states, with a total of 60 million buildings in the database.  SEE ALSO: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. The project uses imagery from Google Earth and Maps as well as some machine learning magic to get a good idea of how much sunlight each portion of each roof is getting. According to Google, weather patterns, sun positioning changes and possible shade from nearby buildings is taken into account.  The result is a map which not only lets home owners easily assess whether they should consider a solar roof, but it also offers a good insight of the country's solar energy potential.  Solar potential of Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Image: Google In a blog post last week, Google shared a few interesting data points; for example, the company claims that 79 percent of all rooftops analyzed are "technically viable" for solar. Naturally, in some sunny areas, such as Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, this number grows to over 90 percent. States like Pennsylvania, Maine and Minnesota have just over 60 percent viability, Google says.  As for the city with the most solar potential in the U.S., the honor belongs to Houston, Texas, which has an estimated 18,940GWh of rooftop solar generation potential per year. Check out the interactive map, searchable by U.S. zip codes, cities, counties and states, here.  WATCH: Access all your cards in one click with this solar-powered smart wallet


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  • 61/74   DARPA is calling for proposals to detect minuscule magnetic forces in the body
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    DARPA is calling for proposals for its AMBIENT program for sensors to detect tiny magnetic signals from the brain and body. The greatest challenge is the earth's magnetic force, which DARPA calls 'the biggest buzzkill.'

    DARPA is calling for proposals for its AMBIENT program for sensors to detect tiny magnetic signals from the brain and body. The greatest challenge is the earth's magnetic force, which DARPA calls 'the biggest buzzkill.'


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  • 62/74   Can science produce better passport control officers?
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    Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.

    Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.


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  • 63/74   What Happens If Trump Guts NASA's Earth Science Budget?
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    Earth is arguably the most important place NASA studies. We gotta live on this rock, after all.

    Earth is arguably the most important place NASA studies. We gotta live on this rock, after all.


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  • 64/74   A Genetically Modified Corn Could Stop a Deadly Fungal Poison—if We Let It
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    Aflatoxin is a well-known global health threat. This poison, produced by the  Aspergillus  fungus, is common in corn, wheat, rice and many other crops. Hot climates and inadequate storage practices augment the spread of the fungus and its accompanying toxin. It has also proved extremely difficult to eliminate or even reduce. A new gene-based approach could change that.

    Aflatoxin is a well-known global health threat. This poison, produced by the Aspergillus fungus, is common in corn, wheat, rice and many other crops. Hot climates and inadequate storage practices augment the spread of the fungus and its accompanying toxin. It has also proved extremely difficult to eliminate or even reduce. A new gene-based approach could change that.


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  • 65/74   Double Drunk-Driving Drama for Parents
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    In Livingston County, Michigan, a 36-year-old mother was reportedly stopped on a Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated with her two small children in the car.

    In Livingston County, Michigan, a 36-year-old mother was reportedly stopped on a Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated with her two small children in the car.


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  • 66/74   Woman Addicted to Working out Exercises 8 Hours a Day!
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    Erin’s eating is disordered as well.  “I don’t feel like I have an issue with food,“ Erin claims, but then she reveals that she had an eating disorder at age 15.  “Food is also a problem,” Dr. Foster tells her.

    Erin’s eating is disordered as well. “I don’t feel like I have an issue with food,“ Erin claims, but then she reveals that she had an eating disorder at age 15. “Food is also a problem,” Dr. Foster tells her.


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  • 67/74   Are Your Kids Bad for Your Heart?
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    Children are believed to bring joy to our hearts – but do they also bring heart disease?  ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that a recent study of 500,000 individuals found that the number of children parents had affected their risk of coronary heart disease.  Watch: Can Mammograms Detect Heart Disease?

    Children are believed to bring joy to our hearts – but do they also bring heart disease? ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that a recent study of 500,000 individuals found that the number of children parents had affected their risk of coronary heart disease. Watch: Can Mammograms Detect Heart Disease?


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  • 68/74   Marcia Gay Harden Shares Her Mother’s Struggle with Alzheimer’s
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    Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden plays Dr. Leanne Rorish on CBS’ “Code Black” and is one of the stars of the new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie.  “My mother has Alzheimer’s,” Marcia shares.  Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease as well.

    Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden plays Dr. Leanne Rorish on CBS’ “Code Black” and is one of the stars of the new 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie. “My mother has Alzheimer’s,” Marcia shares. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon lost his mother to Alzheimer’s disease as well.


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  • 69/74   Find out How a 64-Year-Old Became a New Mom to Twins!
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    At an age when many women are enjoying their grandchildren, a woman in Spain has just given birth to healthy twins. Reportedly, the 64-year-old new mom conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) during a trip to the U.S.

    At an age when many women are enjoying their grandchildren, a woman in Spain has just given birth to healthy twins. Reportedly, the 64-year-old new mom conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) during a trip to the U.S.


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  • 70/74   Healthier Oatmeals 4 Ways
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    Watch this video to learn four delicious ways to dress up your a.m. meal using tasty ingredients you can feel good about.

    Watch this video to learn four delicious ways to dress up your a.m. meal using tasty ingredients you can feel good about.


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  • 71/74   How to Fight Heartburn
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    Watch this video to learn the seven best foods to eat, which ones to avoid, and lifestyle changes you can make to help quell your heartburn.

    Watch this video to learn the seven best foods to eat, which ones to avoid, and lifestyle changes you can make to help quell your heartburn.


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  • 72/74   Health Buzz: The New Nike VaporMax Running Sneaker
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    Health got a first look at Nike's new VaporMax Running Sneaker, and we're spilling all the details. In this video, learn all about the running shoes that are certain to be the season's hottest running gear.

    Health got a first look at Nike's new VaporMax Running Sneaker, and we're spilling all the details. In this video, learn all about the running shoes that are certain to be the season's hottest running gear.


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  • 73/74   How to Take Care of Yourself When You Have the Flu
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    While there is no cure for the flu virus, there are several things you can do to help ease symptoms and heal your body more quickly. Watch the video to learn how to take care of yourself when you've been hit with the flu.

    While there is no cure for the flu virus, there are several things you can do to help ease symptoms and heal your body more quickly. Watch the video to learn how to take care of yourself when you've been hit with the flu.


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  • 74/74   Natural Remedies to Treat Incontinence
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    If you're looking for a less invasive fix for incontinence, there are a number of natural options you can try (from kegel exercises to lifestyle choices to supplements) to gain better control of your bladder.

    If you're looking for a less invasive fix for incontinence, there are a number of natural options you can try (from kegel exercises to lifestyle choices to supplements) to gain better control of your bladder.


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