If humans live in space, will we lose our skeletons?

Astronaut Scott Parazynski stopped by PCMag’s offices to talk about his new memoir The Sky Below, including the (possibly insane) future of human space exploration.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/if-humans-live-in-space-will-lose-our-skeletons.html

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Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

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Officially, Microsoft stopped giving away Windows 10 six months ago. Unofficially, it’s still readily available.

The post Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242419-windows-10-free-upgrades-still-unofficially-available?source=computing

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Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

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As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or 8.1 to OEMs for pre-installation. If you want a copy of either OS, you’ll have to pick up dwindling stock of either the retail versions or an older pre-built system.

The post Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238710-microsoft-stopped-selling-windows-7-professional-windows-8-1?source=Computing

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Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt


Samsung has stopped production of its problematic Galaxy Note7 smartphones, according to multiple press reports Monday. The company had been offering replacements of the phone after issuing a recall due to defective batteries, but all four major carriers have stopped doing so, presumably because several of the replacements exhibited similar problems, including smoking and catching fire. Two replacements have malfunctioned, according to widely publicized accounts. One began crackling and smoking on board a Southwest Airlines plane.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83978.html?rss=1

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Apple ceases code signing for iOS 9.2.1 after successful iOS 9.3.1 release

Article Image Following the rollout of Apple’s latest iOS 9.3.1 point release, the company on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.2.1, meaning users can no longer downgrade to the older operating system version.

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Microsoft Surface blamed for NFL football playoffs meltdown

Article Image Microsoft Surface Pro tablets stopped working on the sidelines of a major U.S. football game today, causing a spectacular black eye for the struggling product just as its maker was performing an advertising blitz for the hybrid tablet device integrated into the game itself.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4d19d9d2/sc/15/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A10C240Cmicrosoft0Esurface0Eblamed0Efor0Enfl0Efootball0Eplayoffs0Emeltdown0E/story01.htm

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An armed black man's post about his traffic stop is an Internet hit

Steven Hildreth Jr. was “a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped”—he was legally carrying a gun—when stopped by a Tucson police officer for a broken headlight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/30/armed-black-man-post-about-his-traffic-stop-is-internet-hit.html

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Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

Article Image Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.

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Apple stops signing iOS 8.3 just one week after 8.4 release

On Tuesday, Apple quietly stopped signing the code for iOS 8.3, preventing people from downgrading to the release from iOS 8.4 using iTunes.

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Online payments halted in Greece, citizens eye Bitcoin to protect savings

In the midst of the ongoing financial crisis, Greece has stopped online payment transactions from going ahead using Greek debit or credit cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/30/online-payments-halted-in-greece-citizens-eye-bitcoin-to-protect-savings/

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Apple stops iOS 7.1.2 code signing, restricts downgrading from iOS 8

After rolling out two point updates for iOS 8 earlier this week, Apple on Friday stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware, meaning users who migrated to the new mobile operating system no longer have the option of downgrading.



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Apple products return to Costco with deep discounts for iPhone and iPad

A year and a half after Costco stopped selling Apple products through its brick-and-mortar and online stores, the discount wholesaler is now carrying current iPhone and iPad models at discounts up to $120 off retail pricing.



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Why do we have a love affair for curved screens and devices? Because your brain finds curves beautiful.

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why we seem to have such an infatuation with curvy things? Why do we think that a curved smartphone or TV is better than the planar version? Why did we go gaga for the Nexus S, which had a curve that can probably be measured in fractions of a millimeter? Why has the highlight of CES for two years running been a curved Samsung or LG TV? According to some neuroaestheticists (my new favorite word), it has nothing to do with improved functionality, or even some kind of rational response — it seems our brains are just hard coded to find curvy things more beautiful.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183379-why-do-we-have-a-love-affair-for-curved-screens-and-devices-because-your-brain-finds-curves-beautiful

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