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This week’s top stories: MacBook keyboard issues, Samsung mocks the iPhone 6, new iOS betas, more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> More on MacBook Pro keyboard issues, Samsung mocks Apple’s performance throttling feature, Apple expands self-driving car tests, Samsung v Apple continues, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories<p>This week, the conversation around Apple’s butterfly keyboard …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

How YouTube’s algorithm pushes content onto users

A former YouTube employee says the company tries to keep users on its website by suggesting additional videos, which often include extreme content like fake news and conspiracy theories.

Why Iron Man needs to die in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Let's get the bad news out of the way: your boy Iron Man is probably gonna die in <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>. But the good news is, he probably <i>should</i> …

WWII bomb removal to force evacuation around Berlin's main station

An 800-meter area will be evacuated on Friday morning to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram World War II bomb. Police said there was no …

German dog 'Chico' put down after mauling owner to death

A Staffordshire Terrier named "Chico" has been euthanized by Hanover authorities after killing its owner and her son. A petition calling for …

Meet 15 of the Cutest Dog Breeds in the World

Not only have dogs been rightly described as loyal companions, but research also shows that they can help you lead a longer, healthier life. Whether …

Pets

Trump Promises Strike on Syria and Warns Russia Against Backing Assad

WASHINGTON — President Trump put Syria and Russia on notice Wednesday morning in a Twitter post, promising that missiles fired at Syria “will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” and telling the Kremlin that it should not partner with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” …

Middle East

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The Russians began jamming some smaller U.S. drones several weeks ago, the officials said, after a …

Military

10 reasons why JavaScript is the programming language you should learn now

Have you ever taken a good look at your browser and wondered why it looks the way it does? Listen, you don't even have to dive into the deep, dark …

JavaScript

Mark Millar Has an Interesting Theory About Why Marvel Movies Work and DC Movies Don't

Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It’s been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion …

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

WASHINGTON — Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.<p>The postcard verification is Facebook's latest …

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

Congress carved up nation, ruined democracy, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tore into the Congress in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, accusing it of “partitioning” the country and also of “scuttling …

India

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

MacBook Pro 2018: This Big Upgrade Is A Sure Thing

[UPDATE*] If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your MacBook, wait a little longer.<p>That’s typical advice you’d get from pretty much anyone but this year it has special meaning.<p>In short, quad-core. I’ve been using two Windows 10 laptops with Intel’s 8th generation quad core and the performance boost is …

MacBook Pro

5 Things Successful Photographers DON'T Do

When you read articles on photography sites like this one, by and large, those articles tell you what you <i>should</i> be doing.But there's value in …