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No, Trump didn't Photoshop his hand to look bigger

[unable to retrieve full-text content] One juicy but ultimately wrong tweet set internet detectives off on the case of Donald Trump allegedly Photoshopping his hand to look larger than life. The images show Trump’s hand resting on Barack Obama’s shoulder, but one looks visibly larger than the other. The problem is that it’s completely false. Here’s the original tweet that ...

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Seven years later, we’re still asking the wrong questions about the iPad

[unable to retrieve full-text content] When Apple’s iPad was first announced seven years ago today , some people wondered whether it would work as a giant phone . It’s hard to imagine now, given that talking on the phone is a dying art form . But this morning I was reminded (thanks, Facebook) of a photo someone took of me ...

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Windows 10’s Game Mode is now available to Insiders

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Microsoft gave details on the upcoming Windows 10 Game Mode feature earlier this week, and today began to roll it out to users in the Windows 10 Insider Preview program as part of the latest 15019 preview build. If you’re trying out the build, Microsoft is warning users that there could be a few bugs. ...

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Donald Trump used a Gmail address to secure @POTUS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] For the past week, the official @POTUS Twitter account has been linked to a private email address, raising serious questions about the security of the closely watched account. The link was first discovered by a security researcher, WauchulaGhost , who reported similar weaknesses in the @FLOTUS and @VP accounts. Users can see the first letters ...

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Trump’s gag orders on federal employees may be violating federal law

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Trump administration’s gag orders on federal employees at some government agencies appear to violate federal law. Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to the White House today, ...

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This expedition is trying to find out if the tallest mountain in the world shrank

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Exactly how tall is Mount Everest? That’s what scientists in India are trying to figure out. This week, India’s surveyor general announced that the government is going to remeasure Mount Everest, in a bid to determine whether the world’s tallest peak shrank (or grew) following a devastating earthquake in 2015. The expedition is the first ...

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It’s possible to link and then unlink two unrelated memories in mice

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Traumatic flashbacks that occur years after the event are one of the most painful parts of PTSD. They happen because the brain learned to associate the event with a separate memory that then becomes a trigger. A new study suggests that it’s possible to break the link between these two memories, at least in mice, ...

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Would you pay $800 for a Linux laptop?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] KDE is one of the bigger Linux projects out there, and today the dev team behind it announced that it would be partnering with Slimbook (a Spanish PC company) to produce the KDE Slimbook , a laptop designed specifically for running KDE Neon . The driving idea behind the project was to help alleviate the ...

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The NYPD will help keep Shia LaBeouf's museum live stream safe

[unable to retrieve full-text content] “He Will Not Divide Us,” the four-year live stream spearheaded by Shia LaBeouf, has encountered trouble within its first week. Neo-Nazis and Trump supporters have attempted to disrupt the participatory performance, located outside of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, by shouting Nazi slogans into the always-on camera. LaBeouf himself was arrested and released ...

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This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th, according to a new report from Venture Beat that also includes the first photo we’ve seen of the coming flagship. The back of the device is very similar to last year’s Galaxy S7 (with the exception being a relocated fingerprint sensor), but the front marks a ...

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