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The 10 athletes who gained the most Instagram followers in 2016

As 2016 winds down, the folks at Instagram found a way to rank the world's top athletes on one, uniform statistic — social media popularity.  This has been a year many people would like to forget. But if you're tired of reading about metaphors .....»»

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Lawyer Sues 20-Year-Old Student Who Gave a Bad Yelp Review, Loses Badly

20-year-old Lan Cai was in a car crash this summer, after she was plowed into by a drunk driver and broke two bones in her lower back. She didn't know how to navigate her car insurance and prove damages, so she reached out for legal help. Things didn't go.....»»

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Random iPhone 6S shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

A problem with iPhone 6S products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple. After a Chinese consumer watchdog group reported the issue, Apple is offering a fix free of charge to any eligible i.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News39 min. ago

The periodic table just got a little (super)heavier - CNET

Everyone's favorite list of all the things that make up everything has just received four new additions......»»

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Latest Chrome Update Blocks Flash in Favor of HTML5

This week, the forces of good, safe online content continued their quest to rid the internet of Adobe's constantly found-to-be unsafe Flash technology, with the official release of Chrome 55. This ver........»»

Category: topSource:  laptopmagRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

What Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Look Like in Movies

It’s always nice (in a totally twisted way) to remind yourself of how bad things in the world could get by watching movies set in a post-apocalyptic future. They’re always desolate and grim, lonely and uninviting, terribly sad and just plain awful pla.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

Researchers find a way to bypass the iOS activation lock

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that's supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner. The first report came Sunday from an Indian security researcher named Hemant.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

DJ Earworm’s annual mashup reminds us that 2016 was godawful

There are few things we look forward to more than DJ Earworm’s annual mashup. Through carefully chosen lyrics and placement, this year’s ‘United States of Pop’ — the orgasmic recap of the year’s hits coupled with intricately-edited video — r.....»»

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MIT"s AI figured out how humans recognize faces

It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researcher's at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) found that the system they designed to recognize faces had......»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News2 hr. 4 min. ago

Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that’s supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner. The first report came Sunday from an Indian security researcher named Hema.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News2 hr. 4 min. ago

This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One

First things first: If you’re coming in here for the usual onslaught of trailers, you’re not going to find much this week. Most anything worth anything aired last night during the 2016 Game Awards, and we’ve rounded all those up over here for you. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News2 hr. 4 min. ago

SMIC Establishes Specialty Foundry JV

China's largest foundry sets up joint venture with the city of Ningbo to address specialty technology applicable to the Internet of Things......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

A problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple. After a Chinese consumer watchdog group reported the issue, Apple is offering a fix free of charge to any eligible i.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News2 hr. 25 min. ago

Boing Boing Gift Guide: Toys and more!

Enjoy the third and final part of this year's gift guide: toys! Also included are everything else that doesn't quite fit into our picks among the books and gadgets to enchant and enwonderize us in 2016. What cool and weird objects of fascination did you f.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News3 hr. 4 min. ago

Things We Learnt From Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay at TGA 2016

Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay was showcased at The Game Awards 2016. The following article will discuss some of the features that we loved from the new trailer for Andromeda. Also See: Mass Effect Andromeda Will Tell A Self-Contained Story, Not A Start .....»»

Category: gameSource:  segmentnextRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

Final Fantasy XV Side Quests ‘Rescues, Broken Cars, Photo Ops Locations Guide

Final Fantasy XV Side Quests Locations Guide to help you trigger all Rescues, Broken Cars, and Photo Ops quests. Side Quests in Final Fantasy can be found in different towns, outposts, and random locations across the land of Eos and beyond. These side que.....»»

Category: gameSource:  segmentnextRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

Security researchers bypass Apple Activation Lock screen using unknown bug

The Apple Activation Lock screen is there to prevent someone from stealing your Apple device and then being able to activate it to sell or use for themselves. Security researchers have now found a bug that allows them to bypass that Activation Lock screen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

How to enable the secret emoticon keyboard hiding in your iPhone

Emoji are sooooo last year. It's almost 2017 and it's time to change things up. You've been sending messages packed full of emoji for years now, just like everyone else. In fact, even your parents and grandparents are stringing together all sorts of emoj.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

Safety tests of 400 fake Apple chargers bought online reveal that 99% are dangerous

A large-scale test of 400 fake Apple chargers bought online from eight different countries – including the USA – found that a staggering 99% failed safety tests. The BBC reports that the tests were commissioned by UK consumer protection body Chartere.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

Marina Abramovic describes her harrowing 1974 performance of Rhythm 0

https://vimeo.com/71952791 What happens if you allow a group of onlookers to do anything they want to you for six hours? Marina Abramovich found out in 1974 when she laid out dozens of items on a table, including a gun with one bullet, and allowed strang.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago