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As Yahoo.com recently proved, website operators can't guarantee that their sites (and the ads on them) are not serving up malware. Until they can, consumers are wise to use adblockers to protect their computers. After all, your TV can't get a virus from commercials, but your computer can. 
The adoption of ad-blocking technology is rising steeply. Some see an existential threat to online content as we know it, but others see a new business niche.
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I wonder if in the future people will look back and be amazed that this was ever an issue? 
The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement.The court ruled 5-4 that the
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We are approaching one of those milestones in pop culture and technology, the kind people always remember, like when cassettes gave way to CDs, VCRs to DVRs, and CRTs to flat screen TVs. DVDs are in their final days, even if they don't know it, so be kind to them...and be sure to save a few as collectors items.  
Believe it or not, the surge in online streaming options from Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Hulu and others have yet to outsell DVDs. That'll change this year, t
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Something similar happened here in AZ years ago when the UofA wanted to build a telescope on Mt. Graham. Native Americans objected because the mountain was sacred to them and environmentalists worried about the red squirrel. In the end, the telescope was built, the mountain remains sacred, and as for the squirrels, they are thriving. Maybe Hawaii can learn from our experience. 
For one to rise, others must fall. Hawaii's governor David Ige has given his blessing to the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) that scientists w
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I would have sent an envoy to represent the U.S. at the parade. No matter the present difficulties in our relationship, no on can deny the importance of Russia in defeating the Nazis and it's ok to honor and respect their role. 
A Western boycott of Russia's Victory Day parade Saturday did little to chasten the Kremlin as Russian President Vladimir Putin rolled out fearsome new armor and weapons in a thundering message that might makes right.
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Time to dust off Sarkozy's idea for a real Union for the Mediterranean and focus on development and security...something a bit more nuanced than just "send them back."
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I'm past the learning curve and can say that I'm impressed with Apple Music. What really sells it for me is the deep Siri integration. There are 30 million songs in the library and you can ask Siri to play any song, or a style of music, or songs from a certain period of time, or songs to fit your mood, it's really amazing. I'm enjoying the free preview and leaning towards keeping it. 
Apple Music has a lot of potential, but its iCloud Music Library bugs and confusing interface keep it from edging out Spotify for now.
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I wonder how long it will take for Apple to create a small bluetooth appliance (or speaker) to allow voice activation for Siri? It shouldn't be all that difficult, right? 
Amazon's answer to Siri, Cortana and Google is about to have her coming home party. I'm speaking of Alexa, the voice inside Amazon Echo
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Russia is engaged in psychological operations (PSYOPS) on U.S. mainland. I have a problem with this. 
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
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Justice has been served. Thank you to the jury, job well done.
A federal jury here decided Friday that convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must pay with his life for the suffering he unleashed on the race finish line two years ago, closing the biggest U.S. terrorism prosecution of the post-Sept. 11 era.
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As allied leaders mark the Gallipoli centenary, here is a backgrounder on that most tragic campaign of WWI.
Follow the story of Gallipoli 100 years on, told in four parts - the background to the conflict, an account of the landing, the battles at Lone Pine, the Nek and Chunuk Bair, and the evacuation.
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I really like this planet!
A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, ...
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The Robotification of Society is Coming | WIRED
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Robotification is the process of replacing human tasks with robots. What will this do to society?

Citigroup Will Be Broken Up | BillMoyers.com
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Speaking at the Senate on Friday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the mega-bank should be broken "into pieces."

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Civic-confirmation rites could help unify a fraying nation and instill crucial knowledge of American traditions and institutions.

A Major U.S. Intelligence Failure On Ukraine
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U.S. Spies Said No Russian Invasion of Ukraine—Putin Disagreed -- Eli Lake and Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast A day after U.S. intelligence

Isolationism, 'retreat,' and reason
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And the ongoing refusal to recognize that pretending the US doesn't have limits to its power doesn't make it so.

The internet is fucked
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Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the wo

Smartphones Make You Tired and Unproductive, Study Says
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Heavy use of iPhones and other devices makes workers much less effect, according to new research.

Asimov nailed 2014 predictions in 1964
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Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov made predictions about the year 2014 back in 1964 and his accuracy is eerie.

Old-school chemistry set mimics one made in 1936
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The BenchMark Legacy Chemicals kit on Kickstarter lets kids unleash the awesome power of chemistry without watering down the experience. Rea

Google Play Music makes its debut in Apple's App Store
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The application allows people to listen to the millions of songs in its library, as well as upload up to 20,000 of the user's own songs to t

Google wins book-scanning case: judge finds "fair use," cites many benefits
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Summary: The long-running copyright fight between Google and the Authors Guild is over: Judge Denny Chin issued a resounding ruling in favor

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The implications of such a decision would be profound. Web and mobile companies will live or die not on the merits of their technology and d

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Facebook Has A New Artificial Intelligence Unit And Is Working On Speech Recognition (FB) Facebook has a new Artificial Intelligence unit an

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The actor who plays Nick Stokes took a time-out in August after arguing with a writer

Robbie Amell Talks 'Tomorrow People' Twists
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The concept of a super-powered team of misfits banding together to protect themselves is nothing new in pop culture -- just refer back to "H