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How to Get Free Starbucks for 10 Consecutive Days

If you all you want for Christmas is coffee, you’re in luck.<p>Starbucks is spreading holiday cheer by giving out free tall size espresso drinks for 10 …

'The Walking Dead': Carl Shows Eye Wound to Negan in Badass New Promo

Are we 100 percent sure Carl Grimes isn't Shane's child, too? "The Walking Dead" Season 7, Episode 7, "Sing Me a Song" airs this Sunday, December 4, and it is looking like a comic fan's dream hour 90 minutes. Mini Grimes (Chandler Riggs) will face off against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), to …

The Walking Dead

These Time-Lapse Videos From Space Show How Much The World Has Changed In 30 Years

In 1984, the desert in Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia, was empty. Then engineers discovered hidden aquifers–as deep as a kilometer underground–and started turning the sand into tomato and alfalfa farms. A NASA time-lapse video, stitched together from high-res satellite images, shows the …

It’s been a long time coming, but the world’s top powers are now betting billions on the Iter collaboration to deliver clean, safe, limitless energy for the modern world<p>“We are standing on the ground that could change the future of energy,” says engineer Laurent Pattison, deep in the reactor pit of …

Nuclear Energy

Russian spacecraft launch ends in failure and a fireball

Russia lost transmission with a Soyuz rocket set to take 2.5 tons of supplies to the International Space Station.<p>Astronauts on the International Space Station will have to wait for the 2.5 tons of supplies that the unmanned Progress MS-04 spacecraft, also called Progress 65, was set to bring on its …

See Philly change from up above in this 32-year timelapse

Woah<p>If you’re just realizing that Philly has grown and changed tremendously this year, welcome! Now, with satellite images collected for the past three decades by Google Earth Engine, we can concretely see just how much this city has developed.<p>Google Earth Engine teamed up with Carnegie Mellon …

Russian Central Bank Loses $31 Million in Cyber Attack

Hackers stole more than 2 billion rubles ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday, the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions around the globe.<p>Central bank official Artyom Sychyov discussed the losses at a …

In what could be the most closely scrutinised biological control project in Australia, a 2mm wasp is being released to control a deadly ant infestation<p>Have you heard the one about the wasp that kills the bug that feeds the ants that kill the crabs that keep the forests healthy on Christmas …

Zoology

'Arbeit macht frei' sign stolen from Dachau concentration camp 'found in Norway'

An iron gate bearing the notorious slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free) appears to have been found in Norway, two years after it was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp.<p>The gate was found in Bergen, western Norway, after police received an anonymous tip.<p>“On the basis of the …

First it was phones, now washing machines – US consumer safety regulator ordered the recall after more than 700 complaints and several injuries<p>Samsung and US safety officials announced a recall on Friday of nearly 3m washing machines after reports that the appliances – just like the company’s Note …

Washing Machines

Code.gov is the US government's open-source software hub

Back in August, the Obama Administration announced a new policy that requires 20 percent of the federal government's software projects be open source. To make all of that material easily accessible, there's now a place for you to view all of the code. Code.gov is the web-based hub for the …

Open Source Software

What Happens to the @POTUS Twitter After Obama Leaves?

President Obama won't just be handing over the keys to the Oval Office in January — he will also be relinquishing the all-important @POTUS Twitter account.<p>Obama is the first sitting president to join Twitter, making this transition unprecedented. However, there's already a plan for what happens …

Facebook isn't getting that much TV money, so it will just start selling TV ads

Facebook has been marginally successful in eating into TV ad budgets with its super-targeted but mostly direct-response ads. Now, the social network …

Selling

Mexico has a 'contingency plan' if Trump wins

Mexico is preparing for the worst.<p>If Donald Trump becomes president, Mexican officials are creating a contingency plan for Wednesday to weather what they've called a "hurricane" for Mexico's economy.<p>"If the adverse scenario manifests itself, it's possible that Mexican authorities will respond in …

The 5K display Apple and LG built together just got cheaper

Alongside its 4K counterpart<p>Apple is reducing the price of its new 5K LG UltraFine Display by more than 25 percent as part of an effort to ease the transition to its new line of MacBook Pros. The special promotion, which amounts to a $349 price cut for the $1,299.95 monitor, brings the product’s …

Friday 5: A sleek new pinball game, an app for quickly accessing photo metadata, and more [Video]

Need a few apps to keep you occupied this weekend? You’ll definitely want to check out the latest edition of Friday 5. Inside you’ll find a stylish new Pinball game, a writing app that’s great for putting together long-form projects, and a multi-platform podcast app that helps keep you up to date …

Google and Blizzard team up on a StarCraft made just for AIs

AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need for quick reaction times and tactical thinking? Probably great, honestly. And this collaboration between Google’s …

Google Capital changes its name to CapitalG (Update: and quietly confirms it invested in Snapchat)

And the post-Alphabet Google rebranding continues.<p>Google Capital — the company’s venture arm that focuses on growth-stage companies (read: those that have proven their idea and are now growing) as opposed to earlier-stage startups — is now “CapitalG.”<p>All this, it’s worth noting, is a separate thing …

The unusual noise from Arctic Sea floor has Canada's army confused

Paul Quassa, an assemblyman in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, blames the noise - described variously as a pinging, hum or buzz - for driving away the animals in the Fury and Hecla Strait.<p>"That's one of the major hunting areas in the summer and winter because it's a <i>polynya,</i>" or a patch of open …

$200 million startup Imgur cut 15 percent of its staff months after Reddit built a competitor

In late May, Reddit ditched Imgur after making its own photo-uploading tool, even though Imgur had long been the popular repository for the funny images that make up Reddit.<p>A few months later in August, the company laid off 15% of its workforce, including a large part of its data engineering team …

Samsung Discontinues 4-Year-Old Service Samsung Link Citing ‘Internal Policy’ As Reason

Samsung has decided to officially discontinue its content-sharing service called Samsung Link. The app was introduced in 2012 when the Galaxy S3 …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Smart Cities

Why an ex-Apple design chief got Square to abandon the audio jack

Think of the Square Reader as an argument for ruthless simplicity.<p>"It's iconic, it's simple, it does exactly what it's supposed to do and nothing …

Nokia wires an apartment complex with 52Gbps fiber

It's one thing to wire a house with gigabit fiber, but it's another matter to outfit an entire apartment building -- you need a huge pipeline to accommodate everyone. Nokia, however, might have a solution. It just partnered with SK Broadband to wire an apartment complex in Seoul, South Korea with …

Nokia

Julian Assange’s Internet Cut Off Over WikiLeaks’ US Election Interference, Ecuador Says

The Ecuadorean government confirmed WikiLeaks’ claim that it severed Julian Assange’s internet connection Tuesday. The organization had claimed …

Someone is reading out the entire internet to Julian Assange

Ecuador has confirmed that it has cut Julian Assange's internet access at the country's embassy in London.<p>But the WikiLeaks founder should not …

Julian Assange

Apple Listed as 2017 Exhibitor at Mobile World Congress [Updated x2]

Apple Inc. has been listed as a 2017 exhibitor at Mobile World Congress, which is an oddity given the company's trade show presence has been virtually nonexistent since the company's final appearance at Macworld in 2009.<p>If the listing is accurate, it would mark Apple's first time attending Mobile …

Nintendo's NX reveal is finally happening Thursday morning

Nintendo's been talking about its upcoming NX system for what feels like forever without giving off any meaningful details, but it sounds like the company's ready to spill more. It just announced that it'll reveal an NX trailer on Thursday morning at 10AM ET, though don't expect to get answers to …

Samsung blocks video of 'GTA V' Galaxy Note 7 bomb mod (updated)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been the butt of its fair share of internet jokes since it started exploding in September, but it's hard to surpass what one <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> modder did when he turned the phone into an in-game grenade. Apparently, Samsung doesn't think it's very funny, though -- the …

Galaxy Note