Google doodle celebrates the historic Great American solar eclipse

Google is commemorating today’s (Aug. 21) epic total solar eclipse with a special animated doodle showing the moon blotting out the sun — with the help of two playful aliens, who bounce Earth’s nearest neighbor back and forth with their spacecraft. (Go to the Google search page to get the full effect.)

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/21/google-doodle-celebrates-historic-great-american-solar-eclipse.html

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Why scientists are fired up about futuristic space lasers

WASHINGTON — Pew, pew, pew! Epic laser battles with highly concentrated beams of deadly light punching through starship hulls, slicing off limbs — or instantly vaporizing spacecraft, bodies and even planets — have been a much-loved and time-honored tradition in science fiction for many decades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/why-scientists-are-fired-up-about-futuristic-space-lasers.html

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ACLU Finds Widespread Use of All Writs Act to Compel Cooperation


Days after the FBI found a workaround that ended the epic legal battle to compel Apple’s cooperation in unlocking an encrypted iPhone, the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday announced that it had identified dozens of other criminal cases in which the government has made similar requests — both of Apple and of Google. The government has used the All Writs Act to compel a phone manufacturer to hand over data to law enforcement in a total of 63 cases, the ACLU report shows.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83307.html?rss=1

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Musical chronicling Steve Jobs-Bill Gates rivalry cancels Broadway production

Article Image Originally set to debut in April, “Nerds,” a musical adaptation of the epic rivalry between tech titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has canceled its scheduled Broadway run.

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Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single “Phenomenal” on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.

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GameWorks isn’t integrated directly into Unreal Engine 4 core, says Nvidia and Epic

UE4 Elemental demo, fire dude, up close with particle effects and stuff
Nvidia and Epic have both released a report to clarify the degree of GameWorks integration into Unreal Engine 4 and it turns out the links aren’t as tight as we thought.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/183415-gameworks-isnt-integrated-directly-into-unreal-engine-4-core-says-nvidia-and-epic

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These Unreal Engine 4 tech demos will make your jaw drop

BioShock
There’s a lot of competition these days with the likes of Unity and CryEngine, so the team at Epic Games had to double down to make Unreal Engine 4 a force to be reckoned with. As these outstanding tech demos show, we all stand to benefit from the growing market for third-party engines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/181965-these-unreal-engine-4-tech-demos-will-make-your-jaw-drop

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