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

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 me… and the article also says as much!

Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your closest friends and which links you find most worthwhile. Today Facebook announced it’s trained new classifiers based on patterns linking these surveys with usage data so it can better predict what to show in the News […]

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NASA TV spot (unofficial) – YouTube

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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A powerful spyware app now targets iPhone owners

It's not a matter of if, but when, your favorite tech will be vulnerable to hackers and more... Security researchers have discovered a powerful surveillance app first designed for Android devices can now target victims with iPhones. The spy app, found by researchers...

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Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Creepy, and yet part of improvement... The teams use internal chat rooms to share files when they need help parsing a muddled word—or come across an amusing recording. Source: Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

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Uber files for IPO

OK, you're aware of it.  I don't gamble in the stock market, so... Uber has filed its S-1, setting the stage for the transportation company to go public next month. This comes less than one month after competitor Lyft’s debut on the public market. Uber is listing...

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is arrested by police

A year ahead in British Jail, then off to other places.  The US has charges against him that are fairly extensive too... Julian Assange has been arrested by British police yesterday following an extradition request by the US after Ecuador dramatically withdrew his...

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Harry and Meghan took my Instagram name

This didn't make it to air, but I thought it interesting anyway...   Kevin Keiley he feels "flattered" but also "annoyed" at the way his Instagram handle @sussexroyal was taken away. Source: Harry and Meghan took my Instagram name

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EU says new cars must include built-in speed limiters

Every new car built after May 2022 will be fitted with anti-speeding devices to alert drivers when they break legal limits, as well as in-built breathalysers to cut out engines when drink drivers get behind the wheel. Source: EU says new cars must include built-in...

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