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How to hook your kid on programming and electronics without really trying

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Every summer, I challenge my kids with what I call “deep learning” projects. Last year, my son took on the cold war by chronicling the beginning-to-end-history of the iron curtain and my daughter wrote an essay on the life of colonial American women. This year, my son told me he wants to learn to write C programs  – so I ...

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One Tip Will Triple the Chances of Getting Back Your Lost Smartphone this Summer

This summer, Americans should keep a close eye on their prized smartphones. Mobile protection claims data from Asurion, the global tech solutions company, indicates the summer months see more than a 50% jump in smartphone loss and theft. To help arm consumers against this summer surge, Asurion purposefully “lost” smartphones in three major cities across the U.S. to test the ...

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Trump signs third space directive to ensure a safe and secure future in space

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President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive – 3 Monday continuing his administration’s focus on space commerce and exploration. Directive 3 orders the creation of a space traffic management framework and the protection of U.S. space assets by cleaning up space junk in orbit. The president signed Directive – 1, which focused on manned flight to the moon, in December ...

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Snapchat Is Introducing A Feature That Lets Users ‘Unsend’ Messages And Pictures

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  by Kyle Perisic If a Snapchat user accidentally sends an embarrassing, revealing photo, or direct messages the wrong person, the platform is introducing a new feature that would allow users to unsend pictures and messages. The Clear Chats feature allows users to delete messages, pictures and voice chats from users’ Memories to groups and individuals, but it will only ...

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NASA Talking To Private Companies On Taking Over The International Space Station

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  by Tim Pearce NASA is putting together a coalition of private companies that can run the International Space Station as a commercial space lab, The Washington Post reports. The Trump administration plans on ending direct government funding of the ISS by 2025, according to documents uncovered in February. The federal government spends about $3 billion to $4 billion a ...

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If You Run A Facebook Page, You’re Responsible For User Data, Says EU Court

  by Eric Lieberman The top court in Europe ruled Tuesday that users who operate and organize a fan page on Facebook are responsible for safeguarding the involved data. The decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could conceivably make page administrators — which are sometimes average users only overseeing a group with members in the single digits ...

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WATCH: SpaceX launches SES-12 into orbit using previously flown first stage

SpaceX successfully launched the SES-12 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Monday, June 4, 2018, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and its payload occurred at 12:45 a.m. EDT. The SES-12 satellite was deployed about 32 minutes after liftoff. Falcon 9’s first stage for the ...

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This amazing smartphone protector just went on sale 58% off!

I have had three Otterbox Defender phone protectors for my Samsung Galaxies over the years and I have never had to have a screen replaced, phone repaired or replaced since I’ve used them. That doesn’t mean I haven’t dropped my phone – several times, face down, especially getting out of my truck…  It just never caused any damage to the ...

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Google Ends AI Program With Pentagon After Employees Resign In Protest

  by Kyle Perisic Google was set to help develop an artificial intelligence program to help military drone strikes reduce the number of civilian casualties — that is, until 12 employees resigned from the company in protest and another 3,000 signed an open letter blasting the program as evil. Google had an employee meeting to discuss whether AI should be used ...

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Survey: Americans Believe Tech Makes Their Lives Better But Society Worse

The vast majority of Americans believe that smartphones and internet technology have improved their lives, yet consumers are extremely concerned about tech’s impact on society as a whole – especially in relation to data security, the growing gap between rich and poor, and job opportunities. Americans do not believe that policymakers are keeping up with the pace of technological change ...

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Nearly 40% of U.S. Broadband Households Own a Streaming Media Player

New research today shows that ownership of streaming media players has risen from about six percent of U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of 2018. Parks Associates’ consumer data indicates that Amazon’s share of streaming media players owned in U.S. broadband households has increased by 4% since last year, taking some of Google’s share of the ...

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Amazon Cloud Is Being Used To Harvest Cryptocurrency By Hackers

  by Kyle Perisic Hackers are using malware hosted on Amazon’s cloud service to harvest cryptocurrency, according to a security software company. The malware campaign, called “Xbooster,” has infected Windows operating systems and has harvested about $100,000 worth of the cryptocurrency Monero, according to Krishna Narayanaswamy, founder and chief scientist of Netskope — a U.S. company that helps companies use secure software-as-a-service (SaaS), ...

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Apple Says It Will Start Telling Public When Government Wants To Shut Down Apps

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  by Eric Lieberman Apple revealed Friday that it will start publishing reports on government requests to shut down apps on its software platform. The new policy, announced in its bi-annual transparency report, is potentially in response to intensified criticism Apple receives for sometimes capitulating to foreign officials’ commands. China, for example, has been trying to clamp down on certain technological capabilities that empower people with digital freedoms, ...

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Watch: That Time It Rained for Two Million Years

It rained for 2 million years

At the beginning of the Triassic Period, with the continents locked together from pole-to-pole in the supercontinent of Pangea, the world is hot, flat, and very, very dry. But then 234 million years ago, the climate suddenly changed for the wetter.

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