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Delingpole: Actually, No, D-Day Wasn’t Won by Masked, Leftist Thugs…

Here’s a tweet to turn your stomach. Alt-left, violently coming at the alt-right, circa 1944. pic.twitter.com/K9J9MoXvX0 — Scott Gilmore (@Scott_Gilmore) August 15, 2017 (Scott’s wife, Catherine McKenna, is the Eco Barbie currently serving under Prime Minister Justin Bieber as Canada’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, so perhaps we ... Read More

Trump: ‘Amazon Is Doing Great Damage to Tax-Paying Retailers’

Getty Images by Charlie Nash16 Aug 20170 16 Aug, 201716 Aug, 2017 President Donald Trump accused Amazon of “doing great damage to tax-paying retailers” on Twitter on Wednesday. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers,” Trump declared. “Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – ... Read More

Facebook Monitors User’s Phone Habits Using Free VPN App

REUTERS/Thomas Hodel by Lucas Nolan16 Aug 20170 16 Aug, 201716 Aug, 2017 Facebook has been monitoring the mobile phone habits of Facebook users via Onavo Protect’s free VPN even when they’re not using the social media platform. The Independent reports that Facebook has been using data gathered from Onavo Protect, a free VPN ... Read More

Wired Notes Silicon Valley Companies Are Starting to Doubt Concept of Free Speech

Drew Angerer/Getty Images by Charlie Nash16 Aug 20170 16 Aug, 201716 Aug, 2017 Support for free speech is starting to dwindle in Silicon Valley, according to Wired, who claim that major tech companies are starting to doubt the concept. “As the CEO of a service with 700 million users, Systrom ... Read More

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is offering certain "essential" items for pickup from self-service lockers within two minutes Amazon has launched a service in the US offering daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes of ordering.The items available in Instant Pickup include snacks, cold drinks, smartphone chargers and Amazon ... Read More

Nokia 8 smartphone takes ‘bothie’ videos

The latest Nokia smartphone aims to popularise the idea of filming "bothies".The device can capture video from both its front and rear-facing cameras at the same time, and broadcast the images side-by-side to YouTube and other livestreaming services.The aluminium-shelled Nokia 8 costs about 600 euros ($703; £547).The BBC's technology correspondent ... Read More

Charlottesville attack puts a spotlight on online hate

Attention has turned to hate groups and the way they organize and spread online after a woman was killed during an attack on people protesting white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. Following the attack, major web companies began changing or more strictly enforcing their policies to remove hate groups from their ... Read More

Nokia got a lot right with its first Android flagship

It's certainly a bigger Android phone for Nokia, but with a 5.3-inch screen, it's still not huge, in the grand scheme of things. (What we define as a big phone shifts annually, it seems.) Like the Nokia 5 and some of the latter-day Windows Phone Lumia handsets, this device has ... Read More

Trump dissolves two advisory councils, one of which already disbanded

But shortly thereafter, the president tweeted that he was dissolving both it and his manufacturing council, which was reportedly planning to have a similar discussion. Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all! — Donald ... Read More

BT to scrap half of the UK’s remaining telephone boxes

Image caption BT is to phase out over half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes because some are not being used at all BT is to scrap half of the UK's remaining 40,000 telephone boxes and focus on the ones in locations where people are more likely to use them.In ... Read More

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Uber has agreed to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges over how it handles customer and driver data Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a ... Read More

Samsung Teases ‘Bigger’ Galaxy Note 8

Samsung, expected to unveil its big-screen phablet next week, is teasing consumers with a new Galaxy Note 8 promo video. The 35-second clip invites folks to #DoWhatYouCant, and advertises the Aug. 23 Unpacked event in New York. The ever-mysterious manufacturer makes no direct reference to its Galaxy Note lineup. But ... Read More

Go Back to the Future With DeLorean Flying Car

Roads? Where DeLorean Aerospace is going, it doesn’t need roads. The manufacturer is building a two-seat vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) personal air transport vehicle. Founded in 2012 by Paul DeLorean, nephew of DMC-12 creator John DeLorean, the firm has its sights set on a real-life flying car—not so dissimilar ... Read More

Bill Gates reduces Microsoft stake with $4.6bn donation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn to charity but continues to be the richest person in the world Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn (£3.6bn) to charity in his largest donation since 2000.He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares ... Read More

Scottish Parliament targeted in ‘brute force’ cyber attack

Image caption MSPs have discussed cyber security on several occasions recently The Scottish Parliament has been targeted by a "brute force" cyber attack, officials have said.Chief executive Sir Paul Grice said the attack, from "external sources", was similar to that which affected Westminster in June.He confirmed the attack in a ... Read More

ROLI Harmonizes Its Global Business with NetSuite OneWorld

LONDON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle NetSuite, one of the world's leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that ROLI, a music technology innovator and maker of the award-winning Seaboard instrument, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld to manage ... Read More

Barack Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in history

Former President Barack Obama’s response to this week’s violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked tweet ever. The tweet, posted late Saturday, was the first in a series of three quoting former South African President Nelson Mandela. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of ... Read More

AltspaceVR is keeping its virtual hangout open

We have good news! AltspaceVR is going to live on thanks to you. https://t.co/MlYimlKSYu — AltspaceVR (@AltspaceVR) August 16, 2017 If you're not familiar, AltspaceVR is sort of like Second Life for virtual reality that works with the Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It announced its shutdown in ... Read More

Google Home Preview Program is now available to everyone

If that's so, it seems like every Home owner would sign up, so what's the catch? For one, Google is using the preview as a way to spot minor bugs. "If you have a great idea or see a bug while you're using the Preview firmware, send it our way ... Read More

Yahoo! News Gives Antifa Glowing Profile

Yahoo! News followed up the weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with an uncritical portrayal of one of the groups most deeply involved: violent left-wing “anti-fascist” street gangs, collectively known as Antifa. Yahoo! reporter Caitlin Dickson penned a gushing paean Monday for the “secretive movement of combative leftists” who “seek to destroy” ... Read More

DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban

Image copyright DJI Image caption DJI's Go app is set to gain a privacy mode before the end of September The world's best-selling drone-maker is adding a privacy mode to its aircraft to prevent flight data being shared to the internet.The announcement comes a fortnight after it emerged that the ... Read More

Undertale’s release on PlayStation 4 and Vita today is a perfect reason to revisit it

If you missed Undertale when it was released on PC in 2015, now is a great time to fix that. The critically acclaimed game is out today on PlayStation 4 and Vita for $14.99. The fanfare around Undertale reached an undeniable frenzy after its release, and for good reason: it’s ... Read More

Rebels of Google: Senior Vice President Led BLM Chant on Google Stage

An exclusive interview with a high ranking former Google engineer who wishes to remain anonymous reveals more aspects of the company’s politically correct office culture, including senior employees leading a Black Lives Matter chant on stage. The former Google engineer (alias “Arthur”), worked at Google for several years in a ... Read More

Instagram tidies up comment sections with threaded responses

Instagram doesn't care if you see all your friends' posts in chronological order. But it does want you interacting with the month-old photos its algorithm picks to appear above and below more recent posts. The latest example is a change to how commenting on posts works. Instead of responses all ... Read More

Facebook is making the News Feed easier to navigate

Additionally, to make posts easier to read, the text color contrast will be amped up and larger link previews as well as larger Like, Comment and Share buttons will make the features easier to read and select. And as seems to be the trend, profile pictures will now be round ... Read More

GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect

Image copyright Reuters Image caption James Alex Fields Jr was arrested after a car rammed into protesters in Charlottesville GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have taken a tough stance on campaigns for a man arrested following violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.GoFundMe removed some campaigns, saying they fell ... Read More

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters linked arms in the street on Inauguration Day A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists.The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors' IP addresses - some 1.3 million - to a website ... Read More

Milo: Next Time ‘GoDaddy’ Might Suspend ‘Reasonable’ Conservatives to Virtue Signal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images by Charlie Nash14 Aug 20170 14 Aug, 201714 Aug, 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos joined Breitbart News Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 Monday to discuss website domain provider GoDaddy’s suspension of neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer. Marlow opened the conversation by noting, “The ... Read More

McDonald’s Shares Reach All-Time High Following Rollout of Automated Ordering Kiosks

Joe Raedle/Getty Images by Lucas Nolan22 Jun 20170 22 Jun, 201722 Jun, 2017 McDonald’s shares reached an all-time high following the announcement that automated ordering kiosks will be replacing cashiers in 2,500 stores across the U.S. CNBC reports that McDonald’s shares have reached an all-time high following the announcement of automated ordering ... Read More

4 Times Google Was Linked Directly to Hillary Clinton

Google and its founders have a long history of siding with the political left. Breitbart News has put together four of the most egregious links between Google and the Clinton campaign. As Google comes under fire for its recent firing of engineer James Damore, who claimed that the company shows a ... Read More

You’d Definitely Read These AI-Generated Romance Novels

Mass-market romance has been entertaining desperate housewives and harried moms for decades. Popularized by British company Mills and Boon (creators of 1930s “escapist fiction” for women) and North American publisher Harlequin Enterprises, the romantic novel continues to thrive as modern literature. But can it survive the AI revolution? “I’ve always ... Read More

Where Is My Male Sex Robot?

This is a man’s world—as vastly evidenced by the sex robot market. Meet Samantha, the “smart” sex doll built by Barcelona-based engineer Sergi Santos. Or the Harmony AI app, a customizable Siri-like platform for your on-the-go intimacy needs. Then there are those artificial sex partners programmed to cure erectile dysfunction ... Read More

$2.9 Million Pizza-Bot Can Barely Make a Pizza

I’m often pretty pessimistic about the rise of robots. They will, eventually, easily be able to outclass humans in basically everything. And with Tesla looking to make electric, self-driving semis, and the like, that seems more and more like an inevitability with each passing day. But, if your job is ... Read More

Creating a robot to combat loneliness

Kentaro Yoshifuji is a serial inventor and developer of Orihime robot, which he built to help address the loneliness he felt as a child. As part of the BBC's Jumpstarting Japan series - meeting the Asian giant's young entrepreneurs - Mariko Oi visited Kentaro who is now working on a ... Read More

Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?

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MetricNet’s Jeff Rumburg to Speak at 19th Annual University of Wisconsin E-Business Conference

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Wisconsin E-Business Consortium has announced its speaker lineup for this year's annual Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. MetricNet is pleased to announce that Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner of MetricNet, has been invited to present in the ... Read More

Facebook is deleting links to a viral attack on a Charlottesville victim

A blog post attacking a victim of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook — but those posts are disappearing. The company said today that links to the post on the Daily Stormer website violated its community standards and would ... Read More

Peter Dinklage film ‘Rememory’ hits Google Play on August 24th

If you're going to get sad once Game of Thrones ends its current short season at the end of August, there's a little glimmer of hope: The show's star Peter Dinklage has a movie coming out then. Rememory, a science fiction thriller also starring Julia Ormond and the late Anton ... Read More

Blizzard isn’t ditching the Battle.net name after all

That said, the company is tweaking the platform's name a bit: in an announcement posted on its website, it revealed it will now refer to the online gaming platform as Blizzard Battle.net. It will also be reworking its logo to reflect the change. This solves one of the issues the ... Read More

The right note?

Image copyright EPA Image caption Arcade Fire's Everything Now is the most popular hi-res album on the Qobuz site High-resolution sites are proving music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.Ever since the first CD was produced - 35 years ago this month - the music ... Read More

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Image copyright Kolos Image caption The facility would be surrounded by water on three sides, which could aid security Plans to build the world's "largest" data centre are being made public.The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle.The ... Read More
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