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Alexis Ohanian and Jack Ma exist.And yet, there is no smut of them I could find—though there s no shortage of tweets demanding it be made.Despite a porno-ready name like Musk the only saucy content of SpaceX s founder out there is a genderbent alternate universe where s he is seeking psychiatric help.Below are some choice excerpts with links back to the full masterpieces.The physical aspect is clearly an afterthought.A married David Karp contemplates a more fulfilling relationship with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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Nasa's Juno spacecraft shared its first images of Jupiter while in orbit in July, and we already have a fresh batch to gawp at.The new images have been snapped at a time when the stormy planet is not visible to astronomers on Earth, making them a particularly rare addition to the gallery.The shots were taken using the JunoCam camera, with one being taken every 15 minutes.The JunoCam is a colour, visible-light camera designed to capture pictures of Jupiter's poles and cloud tops.As Juno's 'eyes', it provides a wide view, helping to provide context for the spacecraft's other instruments.The shots show our solar system's largest planet during a period of the year when its orbit brings it too close to the sun to be visible from Earth.
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Amazon has decided to launch a new original series: American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.The company describes its latest original show as a docuseries, saying it draws from more than 17,000 hours of video footage and more than 2600 scrapbooks as the basis for its show.The docuseries will include reenactments and some archival footage, as well as interviews relevant to the show, to tell Hefner s story.The show s first season will span 13 episodes, and will be available in five different regions starting next year.Episodic documentary series have found renewed popularity again thanks to Netflix s Making a Murderer, and so it s not terribly surprising that Amazon has decided to make another one.This time around, viewers will get a look at Hefner s life and his impact on culture over time, starting in post-war America and leading up through Playboy s launch and beyond.
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Futurist Ray Kurzweil has theorized that the technological singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence and brings about the end of humanity as we know it—will happen in the next three decades.In a new series for FX, Seth Rogan is ready to joke about it in the meantime.Speaking to the Nerdist, Rogen said that he and producing/writing partner Evan Goldberg Sausage Party, Preacher were hard at work on the script and were planning to film the pilot next year.Rogen was reluctant to give too many details this early in its development—like, if he ll be appearing on-camera at all—but he said, It s about artificial intelligence.It s a half-hour comedy about the singularity basically, before adding that the singularity theory is super scary and we re trying to make a comedy about it.
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Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Samsung accused of inhumane factory conditions IBTimes TVSamsung Electronics has denied allegations that it did not inform its workers about the chemicals they were exposed to at its factories.The South Korean electronics giant said the safety of its workers was their "number one priority".A recent Associated Press report had alleged that South Korean authorities had on the request of Samsung repeatedly failed to inform workers and their families about the chemicals they were exposed to at its computer chip and liquid crystal display factories.The report had cited labour ministry official Goo Ja-hwan as saying that the government usually accepts requests from companies to keep certain details confidential.However, he added that the government could not evaluate whether the details were real trade secrets or not.
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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers.To learn more and subscribe, please click here.London startup Flock is developing a real-time risk assessment platform to evaluate the risks associated with drone flight-plans in real time, according to TechCrunch.The platform aims to map physical object locations and weather patterns as well as vehicle and pedestrian locations.With this platform, drone operators would be able to decide whether a flight is too much of a risk to the drone itself and to any physical cargo it's carrying.Flock is looking to enable decision-making in real time based on the most current information.Companies that are using drones to deliver products, for instance, would be able to use the platform to determine the risk of attempting a drone delivery in inclement weather, and balance that risk against internal considerations such as delivery guarantees or reputations.Flock s platform would also be integral to the drone insurance market, allowing for individual flights to be insured on-demand.Drones differ from vehicles such as cars in that flights assume different risk profiles based upon the parameters of the particular flight plan.Consumer drone insurance plans such as Verifly offer on-demand insurance but base it on static locations and conditions.Flock s platform would enable individuals, companies, and insurers to set rates for flight plans that ensure a sustainable market.Such insurance plans will be critical as the drone market continues to grow; BI Intelligence projects that 29 million consumer drones and over 800,000 commercial drones will be shipped in 2021.Drones turned the corner in 2015 to become a popular consumer device, while a framework for regulation that legitimizes drones in the US began to take shape.
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No Man's Sky is perhaps one of, if not the, most hyped indie titles in the history of gaming.First teased at the 2013 VGX Awards in the US, the ambitious space exploration title – which boasts a potential 18 quintillion planets to visit – has built the kind of anticipation that studios many times larger than Guildford-based developer Hello Games would kill for.After three years where each new E3 or Gamescom seemed to bring an even more tantalising trailer, the game is finally out – but does it live up to its promise?No Man's Sky is absorbing like few other games ever manage, cultivating a sense of immersion and a drive to progress, despite never giving you any real incentive.Awakening on an alien world with a crashed ship and barely any resources, you're mostly left to your own devices.There's no guide to speak of, only a series of directives that help you restore your exosuit, your weapons, your ship.
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Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange blatantly lied about publishing only the last four digits of credit card numbers from democratic donors during an appearance on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday.We did not publish full credit card numbers of donors, Assange said in response to a torrent of criticism from the show s host.It s the last four digits, just like your 7-Eleven receipt.Maher, who was already frustrated by Assange s defensive blathering, let the comment slide.The emails that include these numbers are so rife with personally identifiable information, it makes it nearly impossible to publish a redacted screenshot in a responsible way.We re really good at this, Assange said.
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The future is going to be genetically modified.That means the future could be disease-free with babies being designed in labs by parents who live in a world where aging has stopped all thanks to genetic engineering.Or the future might be something else entirely with state-mandated genetic engineering to turn citizens into super soldiers.Kurzgesagt goes deep on genetic engineering in its latest animation explainer, first by telling the brief history of how it started with the discovery of DNA and plant mutations and genetically modified food and lab rats and CRISPR.But what s most interesting about the video explainer is where genetic engineering can be applied in the future: humans.It s awesome that genetic engineering can be used to eradicate diseases and lengthen life spans, but it will also pose unanswerable questions on playing God and transform the ol baby-making part of life into some sort of car buying process.
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Audi's 2017 Q7 SUV sets the bar high for cutting-edge auto technology.It's loaded with innovative features that improve safety and also help make the ride more enjoyable.Recently, I had the chance to drive a $69,000 Q7 model and got to experience a number of these features first hand.Here's a look at some of the car's technology that I found most impressive.
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Blogg Välkommen till Videobloggen, ett samarbete med vloggaren Ulf Blomberg som delar med sig av intressanta inspelningstips och tester.Den här veckan tänkte jag ge ett par tips som nästan garanterat kommer få din mix att låta bättre.Mitt exempel utför jag på master-bussen, så det skulle kunna hävdas att detta är mastring, vilket jag även använder det för, men det kan också appliceras på enskilda spår eller gruppkanaler.Det första tipset här är att göra alla låga frekvenser till mono.Detta var något jag tog till mig när jag började göra inspelningar för vinylskivor.Eftersom en vinylskiva har en fysisk begränsning i hur djupt och brett spåren kan gå, så kan för panorerade bastoner få spåren på vinylskivan att gå in i varandra, vilket uppenbarligen inte är bra.
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United States chief information officer Tony Scott and chief acquisition officer Anne E. Rung have issued a joint memo decreeing that henceforth all government agencies need to consider open-sourcing any bespoke software they commission.The memo PDF , issued on Monday, notes some code-sharing across government but says it is not done in a consistent manner.In some cases, agencies may even have difficulty establishing that the software was produced in the performance of a Federal Government contract, the memo continues, which can lead to duplicative acquisitions for substantially similar code and an inefficient use of taxpayer dollars.The policy therefore implements a three-year pilot during which US government agencies will be required to open source a fifth of their bespoke code.Security agencies are exempt from the policy.The policy also calls for any bespoke development effort to acquire and enforce rights sufficient to enable Government-wide reuse of custom-developed code.
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NBCU is aiming to bring content from The Tonight Show to Snapchat this fall.NBCUniversal is bringing some of its most recognizable brand names to Snapchat.The Comcast Corp. CMCSA 0.31 % -owned media giant, whose networks include E!, Bravo and the NBC broadcast channel, has signed a multi-year deal with the disappearing messages app to create new shows for its growing media hub.What the programming will ultimately look like remains to be seen, but the effort kicks off with The Voice on Snapchat, a series that collects user-submitted performances judged by coaches from The Voice.News will debut The Rundown, a weekly pop culture series that will feature segments exclusive to Snapchat.NBCU says it won t use Snapchat to simply disseminate repurposed TV clips, as it does on YouTube and Facebook FB 0.64 % for Mr. Fallon s show, for example.
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After NSA whistleblower and millennial sex symbol Edward Snowden tweeted a mysterious string of characters on Friday afternoon, conspiracy theorists and concerned fans feared he might be dead when Sputnik, a Russian news site, reported the now-deleted code might be a dead man s switch, which is apparently something Snowden could have set up if he did not check in to the computer at a certain time, according to Inquisitr.When a Twitter user asked Snowden s pal Glenn Greenwald if he was OK, Greenwald responded, He s fine.To which @Korozia75 responded, Come on.Two days earlier, Snowden tweeted—and subsequently deleted—a message to his former coworkers saying It s time.Some speculate his tweet from Friday was an encryption code for new files he will soon leak.Of course, this is all conjecture.
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De större, gröna, partiklarna i bilden är kisel, de mindre, röda, är tenn. Foto: UCREn nyutvecklad nanokomposit bestående av kisel och tenn förbättrar kapaciteten i ett litiumjonbatteri när det används som anod.Det är forskare vid University of California, Riverside, som har tagit fram den nya nanokompositen av kisel och tenn. Den förlänger livet avsevärt när kompositen används som anod i ett litiumjonbatteri.Vanligtvis används grafit som anod i litiumjonbatterier, ett material som dock snabbt sätter gränser för kapaciteten i batteriet.Man vet att både kisel och tenn var för sig har goda egenskaper och är alternativ till grafit som anod.Lorenzo Mangolini och hans grupp har nu påvisat att om de båda materialen används i en komposit som trefaldigas laddkapaciteten i ett litiumjonbatteri.
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Spear phishing attacks, which are on the rise, require cross-border policingThe head of an international cybercriminal racket that tricked companies around the world into handing over $60 million £45 million through scam emails has been arrested after months of investigation by Interpol and Nigeria's anti-fraud agency.The ringleader of the global scamming network, identified only as 40-year-old Mike, was arrested along with a 38-year-old accomplice in Nigeria's oil capital, Port Harcourt, in June.Mike, who allegedly convinced one company to pay out $15.4 million, is on administrative bail, which implies that officers do not yet have enough evidence to charge him.The man is accused of leading a network that compromised email accounts of small and medium-sized businesses around the world, including in the United States, Australia, India, South Africa and Thailand.The network involved about 40 people in Nigeria, Malaysia and South Africa who provided malware and carried out the frauds, with money-laundering contacts in China, Europe and the United States providing bank account details.
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We ve all got bills to pay, fiscal responsibilities to meet, retirements to save for — and we need help.As tens of thousands of chatbots proliferate across platforms like Slack, Facebook, and other platforms, occasionally you hear naysayers claim that bots might be useful someday but today they re little more than a gimmick with few practical purposes.It s hard to feel that way after you learn about a handful of chatbots that have saved people more than $10 million.Next time you hear that argument, point them to this list, because perhaps nothing is more useful than putting or keeping money in your pocket.Approximate total saved: $100,000Just over a month old, about 100,000 people have interacted with PennyCat, according to its maker Leo Kangin.The coupon and discount-finding bot wants people to stop using search engines to find coupons and to start relying on its little hipster cat to discover deals.Type Domino s into PennyCat and see what happens.PennyCat accesses 450,000 coupons for stores and apps in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, India and other countries.Thus far, Kangin says PennyCat has saved users $100,000.Approximate total saved: $6.3 millionTrim got its start late last year by canceling unwanted or forgotten online subscriptions.Last month the bot s makers announced plans to become a fully fledged personal finance bot to answer questions in natural language like How much did I spend dining out last month?In time cofounder Thomas Smyth wants Trim to become a proactive bot that handles all of a user s financial needs while they  sit on the couch and play Pokemón Go.
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As quantitatively-inclined digital marketers, our core objective is to test meticulously and optimize our processes until we arrive at a set of best practices that consistently achieve the best possible results.Sounds great, but the problem is that when us marketers find the perfect thing we naturally tend to go all in.After all, we ran the numbers, and so long as ROI is positive, ruthlessly pursuing these tactics is like printing money.Relying on experimentation and experience is the foundation of all scientific reasoning, but causal relationships don t always generate measurable results.Philosopher David Hume s famous Problem of Induction addressed this flaw and framed it like this: the inference all swans we have seen are white, and, therefore, all swans are white is proven wrong once you find one exception, the black swan.In my mind, the really talented folks over at HubSpot have pushed the limit of their flagship content marketing product in this way.
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A new ad campaign by Apple seems to shed some light on the mystery of the missing MacBook Pro.After a subtle refresh to the MacBook this spring, the long-awaited MacBook Pro line was expected to see at least a similar refresh if not a completely re-designed lineup.Then, the rumor mill started to muse that perhaps we d see them around WWDC in June.It s now August, and we ve seen nothing.It s been 440 days since we ve last seen a MacBook Pro update, and honestly, we re getting a little impatient.Rumors are again floating a new line at an upcoming September event, but even then you have to wonder why Apple waited so long to announce a refresh to its most popular laptop line; especially amidst consistently declining revenues in its laptop sales.
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As cities get more crowded and housing becomes more expensive, it's no surprise that people are increasingly willing to live in small spaces.Tiny houses are growing in popularity, and off-grid pod living is even gaining interest.But the following super-narrow structures take living small to a whole new level though a few do get wider in the back .Take a look at some of the world s skinniest buildings.
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Have you ever folded a paper boat and floated it in the water, wishing that you could jump in and paddle away?If so, then Onak, the origami foldable canoe, could be the answer to your wishes.Onak is a full-sized, 183-inch long by 33.5-inch wide canoe constructed of a polypropylene honeycomb structure, which gives it a rigidity while remaining both lightweight and buoyant.Onak founders Otto Van De Steene and Thomas Weyn started the design process folding pieces of origami in a coffee shop.We wanted to travel with a canoe and use it in the city, but we couldn t find anything right.After hundreds of paper models and 15 real prototypes, Onak launched on Kickstarter in July and has already surpassed its $166,713 €150,000 goal.
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Samsung's next big smartphone is just around the corner – a launch event for the Galaxy Note 7 is scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday 2 August at 4pm.Rumoured specifications for the device have been floating around on the web for some weeks, though a thorough and detailed rundown of exactly what's coming on the device has now been posted by 9 to 5 Google.The site claims that an anonymous source – whose legitimacy has been confirmed – has provided juicy details on the upcoming smartphone, as well as new services Samsung plans to roll out alongside it.With the release of the Note 7, Samsung will introduce a new cloud based storage feature called Samsung Cloud, which 9 to 5 Mac says is assumedly Samsung's iCloud competitor.In terms of the actual device, it's now confirmed that there will be no flat screened version of the Note 7, and the phablet will be offered using Samsung's trademark curved OLED display form factor only.Also confirmed are new waterproofing capabilities, beyond what was initially expected.
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Social networks are some of the most popular sites on the world wide web.On the internet, a social network is a website that allows online users to connect and communicate.Social networking sites or social media carry communications and content between different users.They can be used to share photos or videos, as well as simply exchange messages.A social network is also used generically to refer to a network of friends or business contacts.
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Often, more than once in a single 24-hour period.And now, parts, like, 4,000-4,005 of an 11,000-part series I m now calling, Holy crap, what happened to you people?Today s entries come from Empire Magazine via Yahoo and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.First up: tale Joel Kinnaman Rick Flag has revealed that director David Ayer, whom I m increasingly convinced might actually be evil, made him watch classified military videos that Kinnaman calls horrific shit.Second: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Killer Croc apparently spent his long time in the make-up chair listening to tapes of the Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa.But today s winner loser?
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Beat Bugs, an animated children s series inspired by Beatles songs, premieres Wednesday on Netflix.Television-show creators base their ideas on everything from books to historical eras, but writer-director Josh Wakely uses an unusual formula: He starts by licensing entire catalogs of the world s most valuable songs.He has other projects in the works, including another animated show for Netflix Inc. based on the Motown music catalog about a motley crew of friends in a Detroit-inspired town who discover a magical world behind the city s street art.He enlists popular stars to record their own versions of the songs for the shows' soundtracks and spins stories and characters from the lyrics.Acquiring the rights to the Beatles catalog to use the songs in the series and related ventures was a yearslong, uphill battle that few expected the 35-year-old Mr. Wakely—a little-known name in Hollywood with scant music-industry experience—to win.sales of CDs and downloads
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Suffice to say, if you re a member of the gamma-radiated family in Marvel s comics at the moment, now isn t exactly a happy time.Ever since James Rhodes fell to Thanos in the run up to Civil War II beginning, comics fans have been equally concerned about the fate of the other hero waylaid in that attack: She-Hulk, who took an accidental hit from one of War Machine s missiles during the fateful fight with Thanos.Since the first issue of Civil War II, She-Hulk has been hanging on by a thread, in a coma and deeply unresponsive.It s been a rough time for Jennifer Walters—her condition even made for an alarmingly heartbreaking issue of usually bright and bouncy Patsy Walker, A.K.A.Hellcat, in which She-Hulk is a supporting character and dear friend of starring hero Patsy—but while she s been down, fans have been fraught with worry that Civil War II would claim another life beyond War Machine and the Hulk s.Today s issue of the series, Civil War II 4, however, reveals that not to be the case at least, yet .
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In hindsight, while both devices had their upsides, they feel cheap.Microsoft and Sony have since revised their gamepads, and now the Xbox One is on its third standard design — and it s the best one yet.Microsoft announced the Xbox One S controller at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles last month, and now the company has finally sent me one.Not only is this the sturdier, feature-packed S that goes on sale August 2 for $60, but it s also one of the first pieces of hardware to come out of the new Xbox Design Lab custom paint-job site.You can make your own controller right now starting at $80, and it ll start shipping in September.But should you pull the trigger?The new gamepad impressed me — and here s why.Xbox Design Lab delivers what you expectThird-party companies have offered customized controllers for years.Their prices start at around $120, so it s wonderful that Microsoft has built a first-party solution for gamepad paint jobs that is only $20 more expensive than the price of a standard $60 unit.And Xbox Design Lab produces spot-on results.
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Kuva: Shailesh Andrade / ReutersApplen tuloksessa oli hyvää ja huonoa.Uutta pontta odotetaan seuraavasta iPhone-mallista.Elektroniikkajätti Apple kertoi tänään, että sen puhelinmyynti heikkeni 15 prosenttia huhti–kesäkuussa.Puhelinmyynti oli kuitenkin hieman odotuksia parempi.– Hyviä asioita tapahtuu, kun ihmiset eivät odota mitään, sanoo RBC Capital Marketsin analyytikko Amit Daryanani uutistoimisto Bloombergille.
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Pokemon Go passes 75 million downloads. Romanian Logistics mobile game Pokemon Go has not only developed poked Swedish Candy Crush from tronon in the US, but has now also broken records of how quickly it has gone. This weekend, the game reached 50 million downloads, exclusively through Google Play, and hit hence another record. By getting so many downloads in just 19 days, after the initial launch in Australia and New Zealand, Pokemon Go can now boast to get there in the shortest time, according to analysis company Sensor Tower. That compares with the Kings last game, Jelly Candy Crush Saga, which it took over three months to reach 50 million downloads. Pokémon reached 50 million users in 19 days.
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Virtual reality is about to get much more real.No longer will you be just an invisible observer of a virtual world; people there will be able to look back at you, as well.Veeso is powered by a consumer-friendly version of the digital performance capture technology used in movies like Avatar and Planet of the Apes.alert icon applepay-card icon applepay icon arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer-badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon book icon brand-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close-mars icon close icon closed-caption icon compose icon conversion icon direct-left icon direct-right icon direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon duplicate icon edit-mars icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon gear-mars icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter-circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon loading-spin icon location-pin icon lock icon mail icon mars-close icon mars-search icon menu icon mobile icon move icon music icon pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon search icon share icon star icon stop icon stopwatch icon tag icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube iconFrom the outside, the hardware looks like your standard VR headset.But on the inside, an infrared camera positioned between the lenses tracks eye movement.
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