Daily Archives: January 31, 2019

Dreams Really Do Come True: Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk

https://geekologie.com/2019/01/dreams-really-do-come-true-limited-editi.php Because sometimes if you pray really hard before bed God will finally throw you a bone, this is the Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk available starting today (January 31st) from Turner’s in Pennsylvania. Another company, Rutter’s, is also … Continue reading

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Explainer: What is a quantum computer?

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612844/what-is-quantum-computing/ A quantum computer harnesses some of the almost-mystical phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver huge leaps forward in processing power. Quantum machines promise to outstrip even the most capable of today’s—and tomorrow’s—supercomputers. They won’t wipe out conventional computers, though. … Continue reading

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Uber adds public transportation options to its app

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/31/uber-public-transit-denver-test/ Uber is primarily thought of as a ridesharing service, but today the company is adding new transportation options to its app — even though they don’t involve the users actually taking an Uber ride. Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTA) … Continue reading

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Google+ shuts down April 2, all data will be deleted

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1449009 Release YouTube, you beast! 0 with 0 posters participating The latest beleaguered Google product to get a death date is Google+. Google’s controversial Facebook clone is shutting down on April 2. Google has been backing away from the service … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/690260797/homeland-security-created-a-fake-university-in-michigan-as-part-of-immigration-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news Eight alleged recruiters who were paid thousands of dollars for connecting students to the bogus university — which had an actual office space in Farmington Hills, Mich. — have been indicted. (Image credit: Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR) via NPR … Continue reading

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Why Facebook’s Banned ‘Research’ App Was So Invasive

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-research-app-root-certificate For the past three years, Facebook has paid consumers as young as 13 to download a “Facebook Research” application that gives the company wide-ranging access to their mobile devices, according to a TechCrunch investigation published Tuesday. In order to … Continue reading

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The Punishing Polar Vortex Is Ideal for Cassie the Robot

https://www.wired.com/story/the-punishing-polar-vortex-is-ideal-for-cassie-the-robot This is not a story about how the polar vortex is bad—bad for the human body, bad for public transportation, bad for virtually everything in its path. This is a story about how one being among us is actually … Continue reading

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