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11 eclipse-themed recipes that are literally out of this world
11 eclipse-themed recipes that are literally out of this world

On Aug. 21, for the first time in 99 years, the entirety of North America will see a solar eclipse. People are traveling from far and wide to see it—but regardless of where you plan on spending the day, you can still celebrate.

We rounded up the 10 best eclipse-themed food and drinks you can make at home to celebrate. It's definitely the most festive thing you can do for the moon this century.

New Yorkers, rejoice! Your favori...

August 19, 2017

Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge
Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

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A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.

A study of patients with the devastating form of dementia found they had more than twice as much of a telltale brain protein in their retinas.

Scientists believe this begins to gather decades before symptoms develop which offers a window for early tr...

August 19, 2017

Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence
Judge Says Waymo Can Tell Jurors That Uber Withheld Evidence

In a strongly worded ruling on Thursday, a federal judge presiding over an intellectual property fight between Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car unit spun out of Google, said jurors in a coming trial may be told that Uber has been withholding key evidence.

The trial, in United States District Court in San Francisco, is not expected to start until October, but Judge William Alsup did little to hide his frustration with the resistance o...

August 19, 2017

 Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

The National Weather Service also is optimistic about good viewing from St. Louis to Nashville. Meteorologist Mike Musher says overall about half the nation is likely to get favorable eclipse viewing weather.

August 18, 2017

 Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts
Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store.

Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web.

The banishments come in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia. Civil rights advocates welcomed the moves, but say more needs...

August 18, 2017

 Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it's 10 and counting.

These veteran eclipse chasers spend lots of money and craft intricate plans all to experience another mid-day darkening of the sky. Many work in science and related fields and they'll travel around the world, even to Antarctica, to see one more.

"I do this not so much as an avocation, but as an ...

August 18, 2017

 Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

DNA testing for disease risk has recently expanded in the U.S. The company 23andMe recently started selling the nation's first approved direct-to-consumer DNA tests that evaluate the buyer's genetic risk for certain disease or conditions. That go-ahead came in April, about three years after it was told to stop selling such kits un...

August 18, 2017

 US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks
US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarks

Spokesman Mark Saunders says the postmarks will be unique in some locations, while most will use one designed by the national office. He says some post offices are using the special postmark only on Monday but others are also using it before and after the eclipse.

The post office earlier issued a heat-sensitive eclipse stamp. A touch of the finger transforms the image of a solar eclipse into the moon.

August 18, 2017

 NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope.

The end of the era came with a morning liftoff of TDRS-M, the 13th satellite in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network . It rode to orbit aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket. There were handshakes all around two hours later, when the satellite successfully separated from...

August 18, 2017

 Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

The National Weather Service also is optimistic about good viewing from St. Louis to Nashville. Meteorologist Mike Musher says overall about half the nation is likely to get favorable eclipse viewing weather.

August 18, 2017

35 pictures from the first Homesense store in the U.S. that will make you swoon
35 pictures from the first Homesense store in the U.S. that will make you swoon

If you think HomeGoods is the greatest place on Earth, their sister store is about to change your life. TJX just opened the first Homesense store in the U.S—and we got to check out the Framingham, Massachusetts, location.

At first, I didn't understand how this store could be different than HomeGoods. I mean, HomeGoods has everything I need and then some. And I mean that. I buy practical things there like laundry baskets and kitchen...

August 18, 2017

21 pieces of wild barware to bring out your inner party animal
21 pieces of wild barware to bring out your inner party animal

Two of the best things on this planet are animals and cocktails, so naturally, if you combine the two, the resulting creation is sublime. We rounded up the cutest animal-themed barware on the market, whether you're starting from scratch or looking to jazz up your current setup. Cheers!

August 18, 2017

Millionaire sues Tesla over small seat tear to spotlight ‘atrocious’ customer service
Millionaire sues Tesla over small seat tear to spotlight ‘atrocious’ customer service

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A multi-millionaire is set to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars suing Tesla over a tiny tear in his seat.

Tech mogul Alain Cohen, 50, was one of Tesla’s first customers and forked out nearly $386,000 for three state-of-the-art cars — including $125,000 for a red Model S sedan.

But a few months after getting his newest vehicle in 2015 he says he noticed the ba...

August 18, 2017

Man arraigned for $100M Google and Facebook scam
Man arraigned for $100M Google and Facebook scam

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You’d think Google and Facebook would know better than to fall for a phishing scam but …

A Lithuanian man who is accused of tricking both online giants into paying him $100 million has been extradited back to the US and was arraigned in Manhattan ​federal ​court ​Thursday.

Evaldas Rimasauskas set up a company in Latvia, naming it after an Asian computer hard...

August 18, 2017

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis
US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

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GoDaddy Inc., Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists had gathered to protest removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park.

The blog post reflected years-long tension in Silicon Valley, where man...

August 18, 2017

Apple to make it impossible for cops to unlock your phone
Apple to make it impossible for cops to unlock your phone

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The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers, we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret. One of those things happens to be an absolutely incredible privacy feature that lets you automatically disable Touch ID in just a few seconds, securing your device and preventing anyone (inclu...

August 18, 2017

Twitter makes a ton of money off Trump’s tweetstorms
Twitter makes a ton of money off Trump’s tweetstorms

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President Trump’s tweetstorms may keep his beleaguered staff up at night, but they help the people who make a buck from the president’s favorite social media sleep like babies.

It’s not that the president’s defection would touch off a mass exodus, lowering the number of “monetizable” daily active users, Cakmak told the news service.

Instead, losing its most promin...

August 18, 2017

EBay’s Founder Has a New Idea: Build a Dairy in Hawaii
EBay’s Founder Has a New Idea: Build a Dairy in Hawaii

KAUAI, Hawaii — If Pierre Omidyar gets his way, 699 dairy cows will soon enjoy a glorious view of the Pacific Ocean, framed by a pristine beach.

Mr. Omidyar, the founder of eBay, wants to build a dairy farm on the island of Kauai.

He is one of many tech billionaires who have established a presence in Hawaii, which is only a five-hour flight from Silicon Valley. Others include Larry Ellison, Oracle’s co-founder, who bought all but a...

August 18, 2017

Tech Tip: Finding Your iPad Backup Files
Tech Tip: Finding Your iPad Backup Files

On a PC running Windows 7 or later the path to follow is \Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup. You can also use the search bar next to the Start menu: Enter “%appdata%” (without the quotation marks), press the Enter key and then click through the folders labeled Apple Computer, then MobileSync to Backup.

While following these steps reveals the physical location of the Backup folder on your computer’s h...

August 18, 2017

Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests
Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests

In the recent study, Dr. Barasch and colleagues asked people to walk through a museum exhibit while listening to an audio guide, and either take photos freely or leave their phones and cameras outside.

Afterward, when given a memory test, those who took pictures better recalled objects they had seen, but were less able to remember facts from the audio guide, than those who didn’t take pictures. Focusing on visuals pulls our attention awa...

August 18, 2017