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Walmart’s latest shot at Amazon: Giving you discounts to pick up online orders in store

Shoppers could save as much as 5 percent on over a million items.<p>Another day, another chapter in the price war between Walmart and Amazon.<p>Walmart announced today that it plans to offer discounts on products through Walmart.com for online shoppers who agree to pick up orders at a nearby store …

eCommerce

The endgame for cameras is having no camera at all

April 12th, 2017<p>I've been reading about Gcam, the Google X project that was first sparked by the need for a tiny camera to fit inside Google Glass, before evolving to power the world-beating camera of the Google Pixel. Gcam embodies an atypical approach to photography in seeking to find software …

These 25 companies will pay you the highest salaries, according to Glassdoor

Shocker: for the highest salaries, go to Google.<p>Glassdoor put together a list of the 25 companies that pay the highest salaries in the United States, …

Gaming journalist heroically stops attacker, but may never fully recover from slashing

An editor at a South Korean gaming site called <i>Daily Game</i> was near a subway station in Seoul on Friday night when he heard a scream. He moved toward …

Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four directions. As a result, interest in VPNs exploded …

AT&T bets on 5G with Straight Path Communications buy for $1.25 billion | Reuters

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) said on Monday it would buy Straight Path Communications Inc STRP.A, a holder of licenses to wireless spectrum, for $1.25 billion in an all-stock deal as it aims to accumulate the airwaves it needs for a next generation network.<p>The deal shows how wireless carriers may be …

Supersonic Plasma Jets Detected in the Earth’s Atmosphere

For the first time ever, supersonic plasma jets have been detected in the Earth’s atmosphere that may be responsible for some pretty harsh weather …

Earth Science

• Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’<br>• Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’

North Korea

Retail store job cuts deepen as more buyers migrate online

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail stores are cutting jobs at the sharpest pace in more than seven years, evidence of a seemingly inexorable shift away from …

Atmosphere Detected Around an Earth(ish)-Sized Planet

The seven recently discovered Earth-sized planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 have received a lot of attention lately. But there's a new cool kid on …

This Is How Scammers Were Able to Game Google Maps

It’s now easier than ever to find a plumber to fix your leaky toilet by simply searching Google Maps for nearby journeymen. However, there’s a chance …

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxy Formation<p>Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive …

There's a huge gap in auto-insurance premiums — but the industry is ignoring it

Our findings were based on analysis of insurance premiums and payouts in California, Illinois, Texas and Missouri.<p>We found insurers such as Allstate, Geico and Liberty Mutual were charging premiums that were as much as 30 percent higher in zip codes where most residents are minorities than in …

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study.<p>Researchers and advocates say that more-precise figures are important as they …

Diabetes

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

Inside the Shady World of PlayStation Network Account Resellers

When your username and password is compromised, it opens the door to all manner of unexpected consequences.<p>A few weeks ago, Mic Fok got a weird email. The person writing it claimed they'd been playing <i>Overwatch</i> on a PlayStation Network account for more than six months, but the password had changed …

Want to Keep Your Millennial Employees? You Have to Be Willing to Offer Them This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Companies and their senior leadership are asking the wrong question. It's not about how to hire or attract Millennial talent. And it's not even about how you keep them engaged. The real question is: What can you offer them that they can't get anywhere else? What can you do to nurture loyalty--and …

Employee Engagement

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Woman falls off California's highest bridge while taking selfie

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in a California county have a warning for camera-toting thrill seekers: "You can lose your life and none of that is worth a selfie!"<p>The message was posted on the Placer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page after a woman fell 60 feet off the Foresthill Bridge on Tuesday. The …

The poster campaign, which mirrors KKK propaganda techniques, has cropped up on over 100 campuses in the last year. But are young people being won over?<p>White nationalist groups are making an unprecedented effort to recruit American college students by sneaking around campuses and putting mildly …

Rights & Freedoms

India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State

For seven years, India's government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was intended to fix the country's corrupt welfare schemes, but critics worry about its Orwellian overtones.<p><b>In February 2017, Microsoft</b> announced …

Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out

Cash rules everything around D.C.<p>That's hardly a new revelation, but it's worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important …

Five Spoiler-Free Tips For Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda has been out for over a week. Players have gotten to know Ryder, explored strange planets, and met alien races. Even though …

UN experts raise alert over 'alarming' US state bills

Nineteen US states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest since Donald Trump's election as president, an "alarming and undemocratic" trend, UN human rights investigators say.<p>Maina Kiai and David Kaye, independent UN experts on freedom of peaceful …

Amazon and Walmart are in an all-out price war that is terrifying America’s biggest brands

Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.<p>Last month, Walmart gathered some of America’s biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk. For years, Walmart had dominated the retail landscape on the back of its “Everyday Low Price” guarantee. But now, Walmart was …

Porn websites beef up privacy protections days after Congress voted to let ISPs share your Web history

As you may have heard, Congress recently voted to repeal Internet privacy protections that otherwise would have gone into effect later this year. The move effectively permits Internet providers such as Verizon and AT&T to mine and sell your browsing history, location information, and in some cases …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging

Mayo Clinic study finds high-intensity aerobic exercise may reverse aging (credit: Flickr user Global Panorama via Creative Commons license)A Mayo …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …