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You can DIY 2017's most popular Halloween costume at home
You can DIY 2017's most popular Halloween costume at home

This look is achievable for anyone, at all levels of makeup expertise. I transformed myself into a giraffe in under an hour, and I am by no means a professional makeup artist. The "costume" is mostly about shadowing, big lashes, and of course, giraffe print. Here’s how to get the look for less.

Chances are you won't have to buy everthing—but even if you do, that's a grand total of less than $40 for well-rated cosmetics ...

October 18, 2017

The 5 best camera drones for beginners
The 5 best camera drones for beginners

Drones are becoming more and more popular these days, but to many people committing to one still seems intimidating. Buy a low-quality drone and you’re likely to have a poor experience. Buy a high-end drone and you may just be setting yourself up for expensive beginner mistakes.

Luckily, a lot of drones have beginner-friendly features to help: automated flight modes that easily get YouTube-quality sweeping shots, obstacle avoidance sens...

October 18, 2017

Fidget spinners are way cooler in space
Fidget spinners are way cooler in space

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Fidget spinners’ 15 minutes may be up here on Earth but in space, their popularity has just begun.

Instead of just the spinners’ arms rotating around the center, the whole contraption spins around as one. Bresnik also demonstrates that you can push the toy around the microgravity environment and it continues to spin.

“Allowing the fidget spinner to flo...

October 18, 2017

Hackers can now get into any Wi-Fi connection in the world
Hackers can now get into any Wi-Fi connection in the world

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Equifax and Yahoo disclosed major security breaches recently, which are quite scary, especially the former. But security researchers are about to unveil to explain how hackers could hack any existing Wi-Fi connection and spy on all of your data.

The encrypted WPA2 protocol was just breached, putting at risk everyone who uses wireless internet at home or abroad. You can’...

October 18, 2017

Microsoft built a huge treehouse for their employees
Microsoft built a huge treehouse for their employees

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From Apple’s new spaceship headquarters to Google’s massage rooms, nap pods and on-site doctor, day-to-day life can be pretty sweet working for some of the world’s most recognizable companies.

And Microsoft has arguably outdone them all by building every kid’s dream tree house.

“To get to Microsoft’s most unexpected new meeting space, embark on a leisurely outdoor...

October 18, 2017

‘Supervolcano’ isn’t erupting soon so quit freaking out
‘Supervolcano’ isn’t erupting soon so quit freaking out

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Despite reports of an imminent explosion, experts said that those predictions are sensational and it’s unlikely that a “supereruption” will happen in the next few thousand years.

But according to volcanologist Jeffrey Johnson, the shorter time span means very little when considered on a geological timescale, which sees volcanic events every hundred-tho...

October 18, 2017

Investor bets gamers will spend big on virtual bling
Investor bets gamers will spend big on virtual bling

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Former hedgie Mike Novogratz is betting that gamers have way too much time — and money — on their hands.

Novogratz’s investment gives him an early stake in an initial coin offering, or ICO, for Worldwide Asset eXchange, or WAX, an online marketplace for the glitzy options, called “skins.”

Those who play “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” a multiplayer, first-pers...

October 18, 2017

This sick Facebook game is encouraging kids to disappear
This sick Facebook game is encouraging kids to disappear

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Kids as young as 14 are going missing for days at a time as part of a worrying new Facebook game called the “48-hour challenge.”

The shocking challenge invites children to hide from their parents and loved ones for as long as possible, with participants awarded a higher score every time they are mentioned on social media.

This means that kids are given...

October 18, 2017

Apple says they trained iPhone X to not be racist
Apple says they trained iPhone X to not be racist

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The iPhone X brings over a facial recognition system that has no rival in the mobile business. Made possible by a complex array of front-facing cameras and sensors, Face ID should be a lot more secure than anything available on competing devices, as it comes with 3D depth sensing features. Unlike handsets from the competition that had facial recognition for years, the TrueDep...

October 18, 2017

NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’
NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’

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The would-be planet, which would likely be a frigid place thanks to its position on the very outer edge of the system, hasn’t been directly spotted, but measurements of other known objects in the Kuiper Belt heavily suggest something is there. The only thing left to do is actually spot it, or verify that it doesn’t actually exist at all.

“There are now five different li...

October 18, 2017

Online dating may not be ruining romance after all
Online dating may not be ruining romance after all

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Online dating is the second most popular way to meet partners for heterosexual couples and, by far, the most popular form of dating for homosexual partners. Sites like OKCupid, Match.com and Tinder, all owned by InterActiveCorp and other sites from eHarmony to location-based app Grindr, are vastly changing the way our society functions. Dating apps have exploded in popularity...

October 18, 2017

GM to start testing driverless cars in NYC
GM to start testing driverless cars in NYC

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Just when you thought New York drivers couldn’t get any more mindless, General Motors plans to test self-driving cars in lower Manhattan starting next year.

The company will send automated Chevrolet Bolt electric cars to hazard a 5-square-mile area of lower Manhattan because the area’s congested and convoluted byways provide the best proving ground for the robot-driven ...

October 18, 2017

Dubai’s police are getting ‘Star Wars’-style hoverbikes
Dubai’s police are getting ‘Star Wars’-style hoverbikes

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Imagine trying to outrun the long arm of the law, especially when they are buzzing around the skies on electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference, the Star Wars-style Hoversurf Scorpion has been designed to help police avoid congested traffic in emergency situations.

And Dubai police are going...

October 18, 2017

Gmail will add security features for targets of hackers
Gmail will add security features for targets of hackers

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Alphabet’s Google said on Tuesday it would roll out an “advanced protection program” to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers.

Google users will have the ability to opt in to security settings aimed at protecting Gmail, Google Dr...

October 18, 2017

Facebook accused of outing porn stars and sex workers
Facebook accused of outing porn stars and sex workers

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Facebook has been slammed for allegedly exposing the true names of sex workers and porn stars.

People who are paid to have sex have claimed that the social network’s “People You May Know” function has accidentally exposed their name or other private details.

This system shows users pictures of people they may know, in the hope of introducing them...

October 18, 2017

Mysterious flash of fire was Russian rocket breaking up
Mysterious flash of fire was Russian rocket breaking up

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A discarded Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth’s atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean.

The fiery end Monday night of the unmanned Progress MS-07 came as planned after it delivered 2.75 tons of water, food and scientific equ...

October 18, 2017

This flip phone with two screens is a game-changer
This flip phone with two screens is a game-changer

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Smartphone maker ZTE is betting that the flip phone will be the next big thing.

No, not that kind of pre-smartphone gadget, hinged on the short side of the rectangular handset — but a new, foldable phone hinged on the long side of the 5.2-inch HD touchscreen.

ZTE, a Chinese phonemaker, introduced the Axon M at a Tuesday event in Brooklyn. The twin 1080p screens re...

October 18, 2017

Twitter lays out more guidelines in harassment crackdown
Twitter lays out more guidelines in harassment crackdown

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The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence.

In an email Twitter shared with The Associated Press Tuesday, Twitter’s head o...

October 18, 2017

The iMac Pro will be Apple’s most powerful computer ever
The iMac Pro will be Apple’s most powerful computer ever

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The moment Mac fans have been waiting for is approaching fast. The iMac Pro desktop, first unveiled at WWDC 2017 in June, will be the most powerful iMac ever, sporting top of the line hardware that should deliver impressive performance.

That’s something we’d expect from any new Mac — to be faster than its predecessors — but the first purported benchmarks for the iMac Pr...

October 18, 2017

The Apple Watch is finally taking off
The Apple Watch is finally taking off

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The latest Apple Watch is a hit, according to a Wall Street analyst.

Seven out of every 10 of the new “Series 3” Apple Watches are sold to customers who are buying an Apple Watch for the first time, as opposed to upgrading from the two previous versions, according to a Wednesday research note from GBH Insights’ Daniel Ives.

Of those buyers, 80 percent ...

October 18, 2017