The Extinction Event That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Almost Didn’t Happen

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A new study suggests the chances of our existing in the first place were extremely low. The dinosaur-killing asteroid that eventually led to the rise of mammals hit exactly where it needed to.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258796-extinction-event-wiped-dinsoaurs-almost-didnt-happen?source=Computing

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How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

If you have the funds, the US is the place to be to get treatment for the most complex of diseases. Where we are having problems is in the system that delivers health care; here’s how technology can help.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/252398-can-technology-save-healthcare-system?source=Computing

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Microsoft shutters Docs.com, pushes users to SlideShare and OneDrive

Docs.com was intended to serve as a place to show off your Office documents, but it never really caught on. Microsoft posted a bulletin today indicating that the service will officially shut down on December 15, 2017.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/12/microsoft-shutters-docs-com-pushes-users-to-slideshare-and-onedrive.html

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Best Online Backup Solutions

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Local backups are a good place to start, but if you’re not storing your files offsite as well, they’re not really safe. Theft, house fires, and natural disasters could happen at any moment, so adding in an online backup to your routine is the best way to protect your valuable information.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/248595-best-online-backup-solutions?source=Computing

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Residents in Manchester offer those stranded #RoomforManchester

Residents in Manchester are using the hashtag #RoomforManchester to offer a place to stay for those displaced after the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/residents-in-manchester-offer-those-stranded-roomformanchester.html

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Alien life looms? Newly discovered exoplanet may be best candidate, experts say

An exoplanet 40 light-years from Earth may be the best place to look for signs of life outside our Solar System, scientists say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/alien-life-looms-newly-discovered-exoplanet-may-be-best-candidate-experts-say.html

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Apple tumbles down laptop brand survey after tepid reaction to new MacBooks

After taking first place every year since 2010 in Laptop Mag’s survey of the best and worst laptop brands, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the 2017 edition of the survey.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/apple-tumbles-down-laptop-brand-survey-after-tepid-reaction-to-new-macbooks.html

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Facebook is using AI to identify suicidal thoughts — but it's not enough, experts say

For many of its nearly 2 billion users, Facebook is the primary channel of communication, a place where they can share their thoughts, post pictures and discuss every imaginable topic of interest.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/facebook-is-using-ai-to-identify-suicidal-thoughts-but-its-not-enough-experts-say.html

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This autonomous flying taxi will start picking up passengers this summer, apparently

Dubai’s a busy place, with the rush hour often a major challenge for drivers crawling along the packed multi-lane freeways. So could this autonomous flying taxi, which is set to go into service there this summer, be the answer?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/14/this-autonomous-flying-taxi-will-start-picking-up-passengers-this-summer-apparently.html

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Instagram Stories to Feature Video Ads


Instagram on Wednesday announced that businesses will be able to place immersive, full-screen video ads in its Stories feature, which has attracted 150 million daily users since its launch five months ago. Further, Instagram Business Tools will include insights on stories, which will allow business users to view the reach, impressions, replies and exits for each individual story. One in five stories generates a direct message from viewers, and 70 percent of Instagram users currently follow a business, according to the company.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84221.html?rss=1

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World record: Bolt of lightning was 200 miles long, experts say

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice– or so the expression goes– but sometimes it does something amazing enough to break a record.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/19/world-record-bolt-lightning-was-200-miles-long-experts-say.html

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Will Amazon Prime Day for 2016 Live Up to Its Billing?

With Amazon Prime Day taking place on July 11, the big question is whether the subscriber-only event will be a bigger, better shopping experience for consumers this time around?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/08/will-amazon-prime-day-for-2016-live-up-to-its-billing.html

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U.S. Department of Energy plans to counter China's fastest supercomputer

In the wake of China’s TaihuLight claiming first place in last week’s ranking of the world’s top supercomputers, the U.S. Department of Energy has detailed its top contender to regain the title.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/24/u-s-department-energy-plans-to-counter-chinas-fastest-supercomputer.html

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'Suicide drone' reportedly used during skirmishes between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The first known use of a “suicide drone” was reportedly believed to have taken place during the recent skirmishes between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/09/suicide-drone-reportedly-used-during-skirmishes-between-azerbaijan-and-armenia.html

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Retro toy ThingMaker comes of age, debuts 3D home printer upgrade

Mattel has long held a place in childhood play. An upgrade to its 1960s hit, ThingMaker, hopes to continue the tradition in a very modern way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/16/retro-toy-thingmaker-comes-age-debuts-3d-home-printer-upgrade.html

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How much RAM do you need, should you upgrade it, and will it speed up your PC?

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If you’ve got questions about RAM, RAM standards, or RAM upgrades, you’ve come to the right place. This guide breaks down whether or not high-speed RAM can improve game or application performance, whether or not it’s a good idea to upgrade, and what current prices are like for both DDR3 and DDR4.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/222483-how-much-ram-do-you-need-should-you-upgrade-it-and-will-it-speed-up-your-pc

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