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Unwanted Trump in your feed? Twitter says it's sorry - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 17 min ago
Some Twitter users who weren't interested in following The Donald via the official presidential account, @POTUS, wound up following him anyway.

Hackers hit Sundance film fest, shutting down box office - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 10:37pm
A cyberattack leveled the indie film fest's ticketing systems for less than an hour.

'Walking Dead's' Daryl says he's 'ready to kill everybody' - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 9:56pm
Negan and his bat Lucille had better start running, because Norman Reedus warns his character is coming for them.

Melania Trump's jewelry line plugged on White House website - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 7:28pm
Commentary: Is it odd to encounter brand names in the First Lady's bio, including a brand of her own?

At Trump's inauguration, tech sputters - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 7:05pm
President Donald Trump promised the crowd that "everyone is listening." On the ground in DC, CNET's Maggie Reardon says, it wasn't so easy to get the word out.

Amazon Dash buttons make their way online - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 6:13pm
The e-retailer's small, clickable physical buy buttons are now populating Amazon's website and app, virtually of course.

Who Soiled the Toilet? is your next party game (about pooping on the floor)

Ars Technica - January 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Enlarge / The game's rather colorful characters. (credit: Tom Mendelsohn)

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think.

The Japanese have a reputation for appreciating the toilet. The poop emoji is a creation of theirs, as is Everyone Poops—that famous kids book you almost certainly read as a young 'un—while their TV comedies have a reputation for going heavy on the ordure. Japan is also the home of those space-age lavatories with heated seats and two dozen bidet settings, and it's the birthplace of this appetizing dessert treat.

So no one should be surprised that, as we toured last October's Essen gaming fair, the largest board games show on earth, our eyes were caught by a Japanese game called Toire o Yogoshita nowa Dareda? (Or, in English, Who Soiled the Toilet?). Naturally, we had to try it.

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Fastest magnetic read/write ever is incredibly energy efficient

Ars Technica - January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Enlarge / Magnets, how do they work? (credit: Paul Downey (Flickr))

Magnetic media, in the form of disk and tape drives, has been the dominant way of storing bits. But the speed and low power of flash memory has been displacing it from consumer systems, and various forms of long-term memory are in development that are even faster. But a new paper suggests that magnetic media may still be competitive—you just have to stop reading and writing it with magnets.

Using a specific form of garnet and some ultrafast laser pulses, a Dutch-Polish team of researchers performed what they suspect is the fastest read/write of magnetic media ever. And, for good measure, the process was extremely energy efficient.

Heat is actually a problem for both hard drives and flash. Although it doesn't create a problem in most consumer systems, dealing with excess heat is a major issue in data centers. The problem, according to the authors of the new paper, is one of scale. While we can calculate the minimum energy needed to flip a magnetic bit, we use much more than that to ensure that every bit gets written as intended. Eight orders of magnitude more, in fact. Most of that excess energy ends up dissipating into the environment, where it ends up as heat.

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BrainDead Is the Perfect Show to Watch This Inauguration Weekend

Wired - January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
CBS's screwball comedy just feels right. The post BrainDead Is the Perfect Show to Watch This Inauguration Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

Triplanes, biplanes, jets and helicopters at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
From an Avro Shackleton to an English Electric Lightning to a Bristol Belvedere, this museum in the north of England has some wonderful exhibits. Here's a full tour.

Logi Circle review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Logi Circle camera alerts you when it thinks it sees a person, but it ultimately isn't sure.

Amazon Alexa on a phone: What's the big deal? - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Amazon's voice assistant arrives for the first time on a phone next month, which is...cool? Redundant? Here's how it might help you, and how it won't.

I stumbled across these beautiful flying machines in an unexpected place - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, has great exhibits including massive aircraft, trains and steam-driven factory machines.

Canary Flex review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
Canary's versatile Flex redefines what a home security camera can do.

Netgear Arlo Pro review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Arlo Pro security camera is smarter than Netgear's last-gen model, but is it worth $250?

A really obscure forgotten audio format: “Talking rubber”

Ars Technica - January 21, 2017 - 1:25pm

“Hi, you’ve reached Eran. Please leave a message, and I’ll get back to you.”

That’s my voicemail message on my cell phone that I recorded in high school and can’t figure out how to change. Although I’m still a loyal proponent of phone calls themselves, I have to admit, I probably don’t check my voicemail as much as I should.

And it’s not just me. As young people shy away from leaving voice messages when an e-mail or text message can instantly reach business colleagues, we may have moved beyond the simple answering machine.

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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

Wired - January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
An analysis of tweets based on 40 march-related keywords and hashtags reveals the topics marchers are prioritizing. The post Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data appeared first on WIRED.

11 Outrageously Fancy Cars You Can Buy This Weekend

Wired - January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Fire up your private jet and hustle down to Arizona. The post 11 Outrageously Fancy Cars You Can Buy This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

Space Photos of the Week: A Pulsar Spins Right Round, Baby, Right Round

Wired - January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Space photos of the week, January 15—21, 2017. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Pulsar Spins Right Round, Baby, Right Round appeared first on WIRED.

Security News This Week: Unmasking the Master of That Web-Crippling Botnet

Wired - January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Unmasking the Master of That Web-Crippling Botnet appeared first on WIRED.

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