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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1519294986

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Create your own apps with this Swift and Xcode training

iDownloadBlog - 59 min 46 sec ago

Thanks to a new generation of iPhones and an unprecedented number of jaw-dropping iOS features, there’s never been a better time to develop your own apps. This Design+Code iOS Design & Xcode Training will break down everything you need to know in order to get started—even if you don’t have any programming experience—and it’s on sale for 70% off at just $39.... Read the rest of this post here

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Bigelow Launching New Company To Sell Private Space Stations

Slashdot - 1 hour 31 sec ago
hyperclocker shares a report from Popular Mechanics: The future of spacecraft in lower Earth orbit (LEO) looks to be an increasingly commercial affair. Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas-based company that builds livable space habitats, has now created a spinoff company known as Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). BSO will market and operate any space habitats that Bigelow sells. The creation of BSO signals that Bigelow is preparing for a future of commercial space living. Recently leaked NASA documents show that the Trump Administration wants to convert the International Space Station into a commercial venture, and BSO is betting that businesses including private scientific ventures and hotels will be interested in creating a profit above the Earth. A prototype Bigelow habitat, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), has been connected to the ISS since 2016. It's proven such a successful addition that last year NASA extended its contract for an additional three years. But Bigelow is thinking past the BEAM. In its press release announcing BSO, it highlights its planned launches of the B330-1 and B330-2, spacecraft with 6-person capacity, in 2021.

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1519287787

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Amazon Is Developing a TV Series Based On Iain M. Banks' Sci-Fi Novel 'Consider Phlebas'

Slashdot - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:00
leathered writes: Jeff Bezos today announced that Amazon Studios has picked up the rights to adapt the late Iain M. Bank's acclaimed Culture novels to the small screen, beginning with the first in the series, Consider Phlebas. This comes after nearly three decades of attempts to bring Banks' utopian, post-scarcity society to film or television. A huge fan of the Culture series is Elon Musk, whose SpaceX drone ships are named after Culture space vessels. Here's how Amazon describes Consider Phlebas: "a kinetic, action-packed adventure on a huge canvas. The book draws upon the extraordinary world and mythology Banks created in the Culture, in which a highly advanced and progressive society ends up at war with the Idirans, a deeply religious, warlike race intent on dominating the entire galaxy. The story centers on Horza, a rogue agent tasked by the Idirans with the impossible mission of recovering a missing Culture 'Mind,' an artificial intelligence many thousands of times smarter than any human -- something that could hold the key to wiping out the Culture altogether. What unfolds, with Banks' trademark irreverent humor, ultimately asks the poignant question of how we can use technology to preserve our humanity, not surrender it."

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1519280586

AGR Manet - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:33
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Lenovo Yoga 12.5" FHD i5 Touch Ultrabook

Woot - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:00

A great way to replace that broken laptop you've been hanging onto for some reason.

Hi thr! I'm Phil Bobstin and I'm typing to you on my old brokn laptop with no functioning button btwn th lttr w and th lttr r. It is hard to fully put my situation into words du to how many words contain this vital lttr which I must always work around. But I'm changing today! I'm moving to a cool Lnovo Yoga! So plas don't dspair. Nxt tim you and I spakl, it will b asy to convrs about any subjct you can think of.

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Woot's Extra Official Professional Press Release

Woot - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:00

Our boss said we had to write a press release about the new free shipping benefits for Amazon Prime members, so we did. Then our boss said we had to put it up on the website, so we did. Now our boss says we have to get the story published by the New York Times. We're still working on that one...

Behold, the greatest press release ever issued:

 

WOOT! WOOT! – FREE SHIPPING FOR AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS ON WOOT.COM

Ridiculously good deals, silly jokes, monkey mischief, and now FREE shipping for Prime Members!

“THE BIG D” – Feb. 22, 2018 — Woot!, the site that brings you ridiculously good deals on stuff that you need and stuff that you didn’t even KNOW you needed (but totally do, let’s be honest), announced today that Amazon Prime members will now get FREE shipping on Woot.com. YEP. YOU’RE WELCOME. All members need to do is log in with their Amazon account by going to woot.com/prime and PRESTO!

 “Ooh, ooh, ohh, this is a HUGE deal,” exclaimed Woot!’s monkey mascot, Mortimer. “I mean, I’m a paid spokesperson for Woot!, so I’m supposed to be excited, but this actually really IS exciting!” The news was met with equal enthusiasm and similar responses from fellow monkey mascot Monte, and the incredibly handsome Woot! CEO John Alteio, if he does say so himself. And he does.

Part of the fun of shopping on Woot! is that you’ll never know what you’ll find. As the original daily deals site, Woot! sells everything and anything, from pizza beach balls and dinosaur bottle openers to top-of-the-line items like Dyson vacuums, Lenovo ThinkPads, Black + Decker tools, Kitchen Aid Mixers and Beats wireless headphones.  Amazing, you say? Yeah, we know. Oh, and we’re also the home of daily monkey chats, silly product write-ups, and time-wasting polls. We love a good joke as much as we love a great deal.

But wait, there’s more! From time to time, you may be one of the lucky ones to score a “Bag of Crap” on the site. A bag of what? Yeah, you heard that right: Bags of Crap (or BOCs, as Woot! calls 'em). A BOC is a random collection of stuff that Woot! shoves into a box and sends to you. Wooters have received a single shoe, rubber duckies, a giant metal rooster, brand new headphones, shirts, and even the occasional laptop. You'll never know when they’ll appear on site, and you never know what you'll get!  We just want to make our crap, your crap, so when you see it, get it! I mean, we can’t believe we’re still writing. This is a no-brainer.

Oh, another thing we almost forgot, limited-time deals are offered every day on Woot.com. You can find some of the best treasure featured daily across seven categories including home & kitchen, electronics, computers, tools & garden, sports & outdoors, original t-shirts and even gourmet food. Whaaaaat? That’s a lot. Wooters should check back daily to beat out others and to get the best, coolest stuff. Be a Wooter. You know ya wanna.

So now, on top of unlimited shipping, shopping and entertainment designed to make your life a little easier, all while shopping on Amazon, Prime members can also get free shipping while shopping on Woot.com! Not a member? Start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

Woot! Woot! Free shipping for Prime members on Woot.com. To learn more, go to woot.com/prime.

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About Woot!

Ok, this is serious because it’s a boilerplate, so no jokes here. Starting…NOW. Woot! is the original daily deals site, founded in 2004 and snatched up by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in 2010. Originally, Woot! offered just one product per day until it sold out. Today, Woot! offers special daily deals and other limited-time offers across seven categories, including computers, electronics, home and sporting goods, plus original t-shirts, on Woot.com.

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Apple offers look at the development of Portrait Lighting camera feature in new video

9to5Mac - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:19

Apple this evening has shared a new video offering a look into the development process that led to the creation of the Portrait Lighting feature on iPhone X. The video shows how Apple used the “art of portraiture” to come up with the technology…

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1519273386

AGR Manet - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:33
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Protest filed against judicial candidate

Medina Gazette - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:31

MEDINA TWP. — The Medina County Board of Elections has certified all petitions for the May 8 primary election, Director Carol Lawler said this week.

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Online efforts, branding touted during Wadsworth State of City

Medina Gazette - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:26

WADSWORTH — Economic development, refreshed branding and an updated social media strategy were some of the achievements cited by Mayor Robin Laubaugh and city leaders during the annual State of the City address Wednesday.

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Historic building confirmed salvageable in Medina

Medina Gazette - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:21

MEDINA — A building in the Historic District that partially collapsed Monday will be saved.

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Study finds early HomePod adoption at 3% as smart speaker market hits 89% satisfaction

9to5Mac - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:13

Apple’s HomePod has been available for less than two weeks, but an early survey from Loup Ventures aims to show its penetration into the smart speaker market. According to the survey, HomePod has captured 3 percent of the market in its early days of availability…

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Boston Dynamics Is Teaching Its Robot Dog To Fight Back Against Humans

Slashdot - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:30
Zorro shares a report from The Guardian: Boston Dynamics' well-mannered four-legged machine SpotMini has already proved that it can easily open a door and walk through unchallenged, but now the former Google turned SoftBank robotics firm is teaching its robo-canines to fight back. A newly released video shows SpotMini approaching the door as before, but this time it's joined by a pesky human with an ice hockey stick. Unperturbed by his distractions, SpotMini continues to grab the handle and turn it even after its creepy fifth arm with a claw on the front is pushed away. If that assault wasn't enough, the human's robot bullying continues, shutting the door on Spot, which counterbalances and fights back against the pressure. In a last-ditch effort to stop the robot dog breaching the threshold, the human grabs at a leash attached to the back of the SpotMini and yanks. Boston Dynamics describes the video as "a test of SpotMini's ability to adjust to disturbances as it opens and walks through a door" because "the ability to tolerate and respond to disturbances like these improves successful operation of the robot." The firm helpfully notes that, despite a back piece flying off, "this testing does not irritate or harm the robot." But teaching robots to fight back against humans may might end up harming us.

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