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.

The post The Extinction Event That Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Almost Didn’t Happen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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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5 Ways Etailers Can Make Online Shoppers Feel Safe


At least 145 million Americans — half the United States population — were impacted by a data breach at Equifax that netted thieves personal information such as names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security Numbers and driver’s license numbers. That pales in comparison to the earlier Yahoo breaches, which affected more than 1 billion accounts. However, those incidents may be just the tip of a very large iceberg, as reports of data breaches just keep on coming. “Consumer confidence is at an all-time low,” said Generali COO Paige Schaffer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84941.html?rss=1

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Here are the Russian Facebook ads you might have seen during the election

The ads, which were seen by at least 10 million Americans, according to Facebook, are most likely associated with the Russian “troll farm” Internet Research Agency.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/02/here-are-russian-facebook-ads-might-have-seen-during-election.html

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It's official: We'll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/02/its-official-well-never-know-how-fbi-hacked-san-bernardino-iphone.html

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Kari's Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer


The 911 emergency number was created when telephones were connected by wires, before cellphones or VoIP in the home, and before Multi-Line Telephone Systems in the enterprise. In the early days, anyone could dial 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. However, in 2017, dialing 911 unfortunately is no guarantee that a call for help will reach a 911 service that can identify the location of the caller immediately. When consumers dropped land lines and started using Internet phone services, a 911 problem surfaced.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84752.html?rss=1

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

AMD’s RX Vega has hit the market, but it isn’t the knockout blow that AMD fans were hoping for.

The post AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254132-amds-vega-arrives-mixed-reviews-modest-results?source=Computing

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/pilotless-planes-no-thanks-say-more-than-half-travelers.html

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Powerful aircraft from around the world impress at UK military airshow

Stunning aircraft from around the world were on display at the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/slideshow/2017/08/01/powerful-aircraft-from-around-world-impress-at-uk-military-airshow.html

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AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood

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AMD’s Threadripper has a surprise underneath its IHS — and we’re just not referring to the company’s decision to use solder instead of thermal paste.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253248-amd-threadripper-delidded-multi-core-surprise-hood?source=Computing

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Afghan girls compete in robotics contest after finally arriving in US

The Afghan girls who originally were denied entry into the United States for a robotics contest made it to the competition in time — and received an award for courageous achievement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/18/afghan-girls-compete-in-robotics-contest-after-finally-arriving-in-us.html

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NASA just showed off how it would help save the planet from 'possible life-threatening' asteroids

NASA has released video and simulations of how it would try to save the planet if a “life-threatening asteroid” were on course to collide with the Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/nasa-just-showed-off-how-it-would-help-save-planet-from-possible-life-threatening-asteroids.html

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