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Juno Probe To Get First Up-Close Look At Jupiter On Saturday

August 27, 2016 at 09:00AM BeauHD NASA’s Juno spacecraft will get its first up-close view at Jupiter this Saturday. Space.com reports: “At 8:51 a.m. EDT (1251 GMT) on Saturday (Aug. 152 more words

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Apple, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft Sign White House Pledge For Equal Pay

August 27, 2016 at 05:30AM BeauHD In honor of Women’s Equality Day, an anonymous reader shares with us a festive report from Fortune: More than two months after the White House first announced its Equal Pay Pledge for the private sector, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and other major industry players have signed on. 337 more words

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Ubuntu Linux 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' Beta 1 Now Available For Download

August 27, 2016 at 03:25AM BeauHD An anonymous reader quotes a report from BetaNews: Today, the first beta of Ubuntu Linux 16.10 sees release. Once again, a silly animal name is assigned, this time being the letter “Y” for the horned mammal, “Yakkety Yak.” This is also a play on the classic song “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters. 220 more words

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Twitter Is Working On Anti-Harassment Keyword Filtering Tool, Says Report

August 27, 2016 at 02:45AM BeauHD Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made it a top priority for company to limit hateful conduct. In late December 2015, for example, the company changed its rules to explicitly ban “hateful conduct” for the first time. 148 more words

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Dyson Will Spend $1.4 Billion, Enlist 3,000 Engineers To Build a Better Battery

August 27, 2016 at 02:05AM BeauHD An anonymous reader quotes a report from Digital Trends: Among the 100 new products the company founder James Dyson wants to invent by 2020, the greatest investment in people and money is to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, as reported by Forbes (Warning: paywalled). 186 more words

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Facebook Says Humans Won't Write Its Trending Topic Descriptions Anymore

August 27, 2016 at 01:20AM manishs Following a former Facebook journalist’s report that the company’s workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s Trending Topics section, the company has been in damage control mode. 252 more words

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Spotify Is Burying Tracks From Musicians Who Give Exclusives To Apple and Tidal

August 27, 2016 at 12:40AM BeauHD The music-streaming market is very competitive these days, especially since Apple released Apple Music last year. In retaliation for musicians giving Apple exclusive access to their new music, Spotify has reportedly been making their songs harder to find on its service. 140 more words

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