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Google Wants Your Email Addresses From Advertisers to Target Ads Better

Google Wants Your Email Addresses From Advertisers to Target Ads Better | News we like | Scoop.it
Google does a lot of things, but perhaps chief amongst them is advertising.
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13 Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba

13 Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba | News we like | Scoop.it
The United States is beginning to normalize relations with Cuba. Which is kind of amazing, when you consider the fact that America has been trying to sabotage the island nation for over half a century.
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Stephen Hawking Singing Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" Is Perfection

Stephen Hawking Singing Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" Is Perfection | News we like | Scoop.it
For Record Store Day, the Pythons and Hawking teamed up to record Hawking singing the title song to Monty Python — The Meaning of Life. And it is all that is beautiful and right and just in this world.
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The Checklist Of What Had To Go Wrong For Apollo 13 To Fail Is Insane

The Checklist Of What Had To Go Wrong For Apollo 13 To Fail Is Insane | News we like | Scoop.it
Apollo 13 is often called a "successful failure" because of the way NASA managed to turn the situation around and successfully bring the astronauts home. But just how did the failure happen in the first place?
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The question: when will biometrics take over from passwords?

The question: when will biometrics take over from passwords? | News we like | Scoop.it
It seems the perfect solution to all of us weary of passwords, but is it secure?
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The first hologram protest in history has just taken place

The first hologram protest in history has just taken place | News we like | Scoop.it
Late last year the Spanish government passed a law that set extreme fines for protesters convening outside of government buildings.
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You Can Solve This Puzzle By Counting On Your Fingers

You Can Solve This Puzzle By Counting On Your Fingers | News we like | Scoop.it
I'm on the road this week. Save for a couple of brief layovers, I've been doing a lot of driving. In light of this, I was inspired to feature a puzzle that could be solved without pen and paper.
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Ada Lovelace designed a computer in the 1840s. A cartoonist finishes the project

Ada Lovelace designed a computer in the 1840s. A cartoonist finishes the project | News we like | Scoop.it
Sydney Padua’s graphic novel tells the story of Babbage and Lovelace with a twist – they actually build their Analytical Engine.
To see a selection of extracts from the book, click here.
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Robotic Player Guitar Shreds On Its Own

Robotic Player Guitar Shreds On Its Own | News we like | Scoop.it
It started nearly thirty years ago, when Ben Reardon encountered a robot playing a classical guitar at the 1988 World Expo in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. He was only a teenager at the time, but he knew right then what he had to do.
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These 11 funny Facebook parenting posts will crack you up - Today.com

These 11 funny Facebook parenting posts will crack you up - Today.com | News we like | Scoop.it
Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it.
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Zombie Apocalypse Pranks Are Becoming A Thing

Zombie Apocalypse Pranks Are Becoming A Thing | News we like | Scoop.it
Since we’re all pretty much obsessed with the zombie apocalypse at this point, I guess it was only a matter of time before people started zombie-pranking each other.
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New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants

New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants | News we like | Scoop.it
You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big.
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Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law

Facebook admits it tracks non-users, but denies claims it breaches EU privacy law | News we like | Scoop.it
Social network claims privacy report commissioned by the Belgian privacy watchdog ‘gets it wrong multiple times’ over what Facebook does with user data Facebook has admitted that it tracked users who do not have an account with the social network,...
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NASA's New Electric Vehicle Looks Like a Lot of Fun to Drive

NASA's New Electric Vehicle Looks Like a Lot of Fun to Drive | News we like | Scoop.it
NASA’s new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype is a new type of rover developed in conjunction with the car industry—and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun to drive, on this planet or any other.
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27 Cool Photos Of International Coins

27 Cool Photos Of International Coins | News we like | Scoop.it
Money. It’s not all that matters, but not much else matters without it. For this week’s Shooting Challenge , we had you photograph money. Specifically, coins. And the results were fantastic.
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Why the Simple Aluminum Can Is Actually a Brilliant Piece of Engineering

Why the Simple Aluminum Can Is Actually a Brilliant Piece of Engineering | News we like | Scoop.it
You probably don’t give much thought to the aluminum can holding your sweet, sweet caffeine hit at lunch.
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Do not Track: an online, interactive documentary about who’s watching you

Do not Track: an online, interactive documentary about who’s watching you | News we like | Scoop.it
Brett Gaylor is creator and director of the show that reveals how we are being followed online by a host of companies“I know right now that this is the country you live in,” says a seemingly omnipotent narrator as an image of the Queen flashes up...
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Zombie Vulnerability Affects Every Version of Windows

Zombie Vulnerability Affects Every Version of Windows | News we like | Scoop.it
A team of researchers recently found a zombie vulnerability that affects every single version of Windows—including the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft has no plans to fix the vulnerability.
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Codes That Changed The World

Codes That Changed The World | News we like | Scoop.it
BBC Radio 4 has a short series on important programming languages that are currently available to download. Can you present the ideas and history of computing languages to a general audience?
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A Replica of Da Vinci’s Cryptex

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What makes this beautifully crafted, hand-made Da Vinci Cryptex even more impressive is that a high school student made it.
Shared with r/DIY a few days ago, the creator [SandNpolish] got tons of positive feedback — and so he should.
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I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes

I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes | News we like | Scoop.it
Last week, I helped Chris Davidson of Game Chops build a new PC. Neither of us had built a computer before, so we streamed the process on Twitch TV to elicit the collective wisdom of the internet. Because, who needs manuals?
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IBM's Watson supercomputer has whipped up a cookbook

IBM's Watson supercomputer has whipped up a cookbook | News we like | Scoop.it
IBM's Watson learning supercomputer isn't just content with making the occasional meal -- it has a whole slew of recipes lined up. The tech company is l
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10 Important Non-Technical Traits That Every Developer Should Possess

10 Important Non-Technical Traits That Every Developer Should Possess | News we like | Scoop.it
Hiring a developer isn't just about finding someone with the right technical skills. Non-technical qualities are crucial for success as well.
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This 3D Printed Violin Looks Like A Klingon Weapon 

This 3D Printed Violin Looks Like A Klingon Weapon  | News we like | Scoop.it
It looks straight out of science fiction, but this terrifying contraption is actually one very modern string instrument.
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21 nifty add-ons to accessorise your browser

21 nifty add-ons to accessorise your browser | News we like | Scoop.it
Improving your web experience doesn’t end with choosing the right browser - there are dozens of extensions available to broaden, streamline or secure your movements online. Here are 21 of the best.
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