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Grumpy Cat dead: Internet sensation, Worst Christmas Ever movie star dies at 7 | EW.com

Imagine that... a cat that was probably worth millions. Memes everywhere will be filling our feeds with claims of being the last grumpy cat meme, and more. "Some days are grumpier than others…" See full story on Grumpy Cat dead: Internet sensation, Worst Christmas...

Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile & close friend content | TechCrunch

My headline would read "Facebook makes tweaks to increase addiction". It's a never ending quest to ensure that you are getting a good experience, rather than one that leaves you feeling empty, frustrated, angry, or ready to quit. Wow... sure sounds like addiction to...

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla release patches for ZombieLoad chip flaws | TechCrunch

Chip flaws have been around for a while. No, I'm not referring to these chips... I'm saying all of them. It's patchable, and the current threat is only theoretical, so don't panic, don't run... simply walk towards the patches and get them done.Big tech is stepping in...

NASA TV spot (unofficial) – YouTube

This TV Spot lays up a nice history of NASAs amazing past, and while this was done by fans of NASA (and modern music), it brings me a feeling that perfectly inspires after todays announcements of NASA going back to the moon... to stay!...

We Are Going – YouTube

NASA provided an amazing video today, laying out why we need to go to the moon again, not for a visit, but to stay and build our next steps into the cosmos. The only thing they missed is the next video...We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how....

NASA TV spot (unofficial) – YouTube

This TV Spot lays up a nice history of NASAs amazing past, and while this was done by fans of NASA (and modern music), it brings me a feeling that perfectly inspires after todays announcements of NASA going back to the moon... to stay!...

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We Are Going – YouTube

NASA provided an amazing video today, laying out why we need to go to the moon again, not for a visit, but to stay and build our next steps into the cosmos. The only thing they missed is the next video...We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how....

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Teens Smuggle Burner Phones to Defy Parents – WSJ

I will probably talk about this as a topic sometime soon, rather than a news item, but it was an interesting read. This crosses between addictions, but also overbearing parent Luddite behavior in a world where tech familiarity is going to be the difference between the...

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It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

Co-Founder Chris Hughes is concerned about Zuckerberg and the path he's headed on. He lays out a good path of why it's good to break it up, what the effects would be, and how competition would make this all thrive. I'm not a fan of government intervention, but there...

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Never Call Back a Robocaller

I used to call back local numbers that rang a few times. Once, I think of it as a wrong number... I have to change my thinking, apparently."I receive at least six calls a day from area codes in cities I’ve never been to—San Angelo, Texas, say, or Warrenville,...

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US searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says

For years, ICE/Border Patrol/US Government, has been searching devices upon entry/reentry into the United States.  When one is entering the US from a foreign country, the thought was that you are subject to all kinds of checks, but recent approaches have been...

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Julian Assange jailed over bail breach

Well, this entire saga will continue for a long time.  He'll get the equivalent of a rough and tough maximum security here.  Next stop could be Sweden for charges there (but they haven't been filed yet), or the United States for his charges there, or perhaps Australia...

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Rape victims asked to hand phones to police

Perpetuating the crime further, it would seem... Cases may not go ahead if police in England and Wales do not get access to messages and photographs. Source: Rape victims asked to hand phones to police

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Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

Let's all just chill... Set your tech to silent, no buzz, nothing.  Nothing is so important that you need to lift the phone now.  Just wait and get it a few times a day. By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening...

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57% See Artificial Intelligence As Threat to Human Race

The idea that we might need fear AI has been around for ages.  I wonder if we might be seeing our own impending doom... or if I should take off my tin-foil hat. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters believe that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is at least somewhat of a...

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The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

"Shall we play a game?" - Quote from the computer in the movie Wargames.  Actually, it's not all that bad yet...  yet... The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth. Source: The Pentagon is Investing...

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Apple will donate money to rebuild Notre-Dame

Generosity from all over... In a tweet this morning, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the company would be donating to rebuilding efforts to restore Notre-Dame. We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of...

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