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Family Awakened By 15 Pounds Of Sausage Crashing Onto Roof

A Florida family was jolted awake in the wee hours Saturday morning, startled to find that 15 pounds of frozen meat had crashed onto their roof. “It was like thunder, and it awakened me out of a sleep,” Travis Adair told WPLG. When family members went outside to investigate, they found two packages of frozen Italian pork sausage in the ...

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You Should Really Update Your iPhone Right Now

In rare cases, software updates may cause data loss — or even “brick” your phone (meaning it won’t respond if you try to turn it on or connect it to a computer). You can *never* be too careful!You can back up your precious memories via iCloud (Settings > tap on your name at the top > iCloud > scroll down ...

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Meet Park Avenue’s "Dr. Redpill," The Trump Internet’s New Favorite Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Pober claims the sparkling résumé you’d expect of a Park Avenue plastic surgeon: valedictorian of his class at Columbia, Harvard Medical School, a prestigious residency, and 20 years in a thriving private practice a few short blocks from the Met.But he possesses a rarer distinction still: Pober has recently rebranded himself on social media as “Dr. Redpill,” and ...

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UK to bring in drone registration

The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures. There is no time frame or firm plans as to how the new ...

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All My Friends Are Having Babies, So I Did A Newborn Photoshoot With A Twist

As I moved into my late 20s, my Facebook feeds started to morph. One by one, my friends posted their exciting pregnancy announcements, and it seemed like in the blink of an eye, my feeds turned into a never-ending reel of babies doing mundane things. Captions like “Little Timmy found his hands today! I’ve never been so proud,” or “Awwwww, ...

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YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos

YouTube says it will redirect people searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the so-called Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”. YouTube said it wanted to help prevent people being radicalised. The company told the BBC that uploading IS propaganda was already ...

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AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

An algorithm created to identify recipes for food just from a photograph has been demonstrated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The neural network was trained on a dataset of one million photos and one million recipes. The trial model worked best on desserts and found smoothies and sushi more challenging, the researchers said. The team has ...

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MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails

Price comparison website Moneysupermarket has been fined £80,000 ($103,000) by the Information Commissioners Office for sending more than seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving its communications. The firm said it apologised “unreservedly”. The emails regarded changes to the terms and conditions of the site. However they also invited people to “reconsider” their opt-out. Asking them ...

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Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website taking payments for courses. The fake site uses pictures of Newcastle University buildings and takes payments for a non-existent “Newcastle International University”. It is “in no way associated with the university”, warns the university’s official Twitter feed. Students should avoid accessing the site, the ...

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Gallery: 10 free backup applications to help you prevent disaster

​Oops. It doesn’t matter why a computer dies–all that matters is that the important contents of its hard drive can be duplicated with a minimum of lost work. In order for that to go smoothly a backup software needs to be used, but all the good ones cost money, don’t they? Not quite. Whether you need to back up a ...

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