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Netflix is releasing 29 new originals this month starting today – here’s the full list

Netflix subscribers have a heck of a month to look forward to in October, with tons of great new content set to be added to Netflix’s …

AfD leader Frauke Petry stuns Germany by quitting hours after being elected

Just one day after her party’s success in the German federal elections yesterday (September 14), Frauke Petry, co-chair of far-right party Alternative for Germany, said she would not be part of the parliamentary group.<p>Petry’s surprise announcement after the far-right AfD won around 13 percent of …

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

Artificial Intelligence

The Growing Adoption of Wind Power

This month's U.S. employment report reinforced a familiar trend in the current expansion, with the healthcare sector among the leading contributors to non-farm payroll growth in February. In absolute terms, healthcare has delivered the most in employment gains over the course of the cycle so far …

7 tips for staying healthy during what looks to be a horrible flu season

With cold weather comes flu season, and this year isn’t looking too great when it comes to avoiding the sniffles—at least if the US follows in …

68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet

BEIJING — Song Jie, a writer in central China, knows what she can and cannot write in the romance novels she publishes online. Words that describe explicit sexual acts are out, of course. So are those for sexual organs. Even euphemisms like “behind” or “bottom” can trigger censorship by automatic …

China

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Tupac Shakur was arrested in Los Angeles last month and it is not a hoax

Tupac Shakur, 45, was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles, authorities said.<p>In a bizarre case, Tupac Shakur was arrested …

Potentially 'undefeatable' ad blocker looks at content, not code

Facebook may have just lost its war on ad blockers. That is, if a new method developed by Princeton and Stanford researchers is implemented into a widely available blocker. Computer scientist Arvind Narayanan and his colleagues detailed unveiled a tool that detects ads the same way humans would, by …

It's a make-or-break moment for Samsung with the launch of the Galaxy S8

On April 21, customers will get their hands on the Galaxy S8, Samsung's first flagship phone since the embarrassing Galaxy Note 7 debacle that damaged the company's reputation and wiped about $17 billion from its value last year.<p>Not a good look.<p>But early impressions of the Galaxy S8 have been …

Galaxy S8

Toll rises to 94 in huge Afghan bombing by U.S.

KABUL — The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest nonnuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday.<p>Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up …