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Mark Hamill destroys the guy who killed Net Neutrality with an epic 'Star Wars' tweet

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> star took …

Before you rush to prepay your property tax bill, make sure the IRS will allow the deduction

Congress has passed the massive Republican tax bill, and President Donald Trump signed it into law before Christmas.<p>For taxpayers who itemize their deductions, that could mean an increased tax bill in 2018. But there are some things you can do now to prepare for the changes, including maximizing …

Personal Finance

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Nova Launcher v5.5-beta3 adds bottom search box and other goodies from Pixel Launcher

Google is in the process of making some changes to the Pixel Launcher, and that means it's time for the third-party launchers to play catch-up. …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

20 Minutes. 5 Easy Moves. 1 Workout to Relieve Back Pain.

Sitting at a desk all day. An extra-hard workout. Sleeping the wrong way. There are plenty of things we do every day that can cause back pain and …

Exercise

Barack Obama on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Cars, and the Future of Humanity | WIRED

Photographs by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos for WIRED<p>IT’S HARD TO think of a single technology that will shape our world more in the next 50 …

Microsoft told to compensate customers for Windows 10 breaking computers

Microsoft has been urged to pay compensation to customers that have suffered computer malfunctions when upgrading to its new software Windows 10.<p>Since the company released the software last year it has been plagued by complaints, with customers claiming their computers upgraded without their …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

PHP

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Health and Safety

Use Nerdwax to Keep Your Glasses From Slipping

Keeping my glasses from slipping down my face is a constant battle. It’s a classic nerd trope that holds true, for me, and I’ve been losing the fight …

“It’s Better to Want Than to Owe”

We often stretch our finances thin to buy stuff we really, really want. A new, bigger TV. A fancier phone. Better clothes. Of course, this habit …

If You've Struggled With Body-Image Issues, This Is a Must Read

Curvy. Thick. Voluptuous. These are all words I've been hearing people call me for most of my life, and in my younger years, they all felt like an insult every single time.<p>For as long as I can remember, I've been just a little bit chubby. I was a chubby kid and a thick teenager, and now I'm a curvy …

How to Secure Your Home When You’re a Renter

Owning a home comes with quite a few perks, but chief among them is security. Renters are 85% more likely to experience a home burglary than …

Home Security

Obama wants to build an exascale supercomputer by 2025

The White House is getting serious about supercomputers. Today, President Obama issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Intiative — essentially a federal strategy for making sure America leads the field in supercomputers. The order points to implementations in …

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can't follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many …

GCHQ is using an app to teach kids how to become codebreakers

The next time you need a new Android app to keep the little ones entertained, you should consider turning to the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency. No, really. Infamous for its surveillance capabilities exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the (once) super-secret organisation has now released a …

Sony and Microsoft are giving you games, and GameStop isn't happy

Generally speaking, hardware manufacturers and games retailers are natural partners, seeking to create order and control in the universe.<p>The console companies make the machines and the retailers sell the machines and both profit from the sale of games for the machines.<p>But as the nature of retail …

Messaging's mission impossible: One inbox to rule them all

My phone buzzes. I glance at it and see a text message from my husband, who wants to know if I can pick him up from work. Later that day, my phone buzzes again. This time, it's a Facebook Messenger notification from my mother, who wants to chat about an upcoming trip. At the same time, a friend …

Colorado's pot message to U.S.

With Alaska and Oregon gearing up to vote on legalizing marijuana in a few months and many other states considering it further down the road, one state is on everyone’s mind — Colorado.<p>Activists on both sides of the pot debate are pointing to the Colorado experiment — what they see as its great …