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In 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' Planet Sovereign Defies Physics
Is there a physical reason why a planet might have ended up looking like some sort of fat, intergalactic caterpillar?

New 'Black Panther' Trailer Promises Marvel's Most Breathtaking Movie Yet
Director Ryan Coogler's movie looks amazing—in all the best ways.

KRACK Vulnerability Makes Wi-Fi Hacking Possible, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed
A vulnerability called KRACK affects nearly every Wi-Fi device on the market.

Neutron Stars Collide, and the Gravitational Wave Sends Ripples Through Astrophysics
Scientists detected their fifth gravitational wave in August, and announced it today. But keeping the discoveries quiet is getting harder and harder.

Why Investors Are Betting That Bike Sharing Is the Next Uber
'Dockless' bike-sharing companies are attracting investments from top-flight VC firms and private equity.

Meet the Mate 10, Huawei's New AI-Powered Flagship Phone
The new Android handset from the Chinese manufacturer has a home-made chip that powers several AI features.

How Instagram Helped Discover 'The Florida Project''s Bria Vinaite, One of the Year's Breakout Movie Stars
Vinaite, who plays a single mom in Sean Baker's film, brings her confidence and vulnerability to a much bigger screen.

Lunar Scientists Want to Hitch a Ride on America's Next Moonshot
At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon. Well ... some day.

Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms
Colorado's St. Vrain school district pays students to work with local technology firms.

Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate 'Blade Runner 2049'?
The new movie might be set in 2049, but is it too slow and contemplative for audiences in 2017?

The 'Rick and Morty' Szechuan Sauce Fiasco and Harvey Weinstein Top This Week's Internet News
Last week the Internet spent a lot of time talking about a 'Rick and Morty' marketing tie-in gone awry.

How Air France Will Rescue Its A380 With a Shattered Engine
The plane will need an engine swap at the remote Canadian airport where it's stranded.

5 Toys to Teach Your Kids the Basics of Engineering: Lego, Kano, Cubetto, Tech Will Save Us, XYZprinting
Today, learning about science and tech is all play. Well, and maybe just a little work.

Ultra-Powerful Radio Bursts May Be Getting a Cosmic Boost
Repeating radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe. A new theory explores how some of their puzzling properties can be explained by galactic lenses made of plasma.

Tote Your Tots Safely With These Feature-Rich Car Seats: Clek and Cybex
Your child’s car seat can be as technologically advanced as your luxe Euro sedan.

Trump Decertifying the Iran Deal Could Have Unseen Cyberattack Consequences
By decertifying the nuclear deal with Iran, President Trump could risk provoking hacks from a country that hasn't focused on US cyberattacks in years.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What It Is and How to Get It
Make your old PC feel new again with this update.

An Equifax Goof, an iOS Phish, and More Security News This Week
Another Equifax goof, an easy iOS phish, and more of the week's top security news.

Uber and Lyft Haven't Solved the American Traffic Crisis—Yet
New research suggests ride-hail companies have put more cars on the road.

Have a High-Tech Halloween With Your Own Haunted Smart Home
Let Google and Alexa bring digital grim grinning ghosts to your graveyard

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Businesses should update Adobe Flash immediately to avoid this exploit
Kaspersky Lab recently identified an Adobe Flash zero day exploit that has already been used in an attack in the wild.

VirtualBox: Everything the pros need to know
The VirtualBox GUI and command line tool makes it easier to work with virtual machines and appliances. Find out how to get and use this open source virtualization tool.

Enterprises should make plans for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now--before it's too late
Microsoft will begin updating Windows 10 PCs again after October 17, 2017, and IT admins had better prepare themselves for the inevitable glitches and hiccups.

How to make your MacBook Pro battery last longer: 6 tips
The MacBook is a powerful machine that does a great job of helping you get your work done — until the battery drains. Here are a few tips to help you eek out the most from your battery.

One key reason Amazon and Microsoft will beat Oracle in the database wars
Oracle lacks something that the big-three public cloud providers have in spades, something money can't buy: Experience running cloud services at scale.

Can my machine run the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?
Planning on upgrading to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? Make sure your device meets the recommended specs and system requirements.

DHS orders federal agencies to bolster cybersecurity with HTTPS, email authentication
The US Department of Homeland Security will require federal agencies to use web and email encryption practices to enhance their security posture.

How Peerless Distilling Co. uses automation to bring more flavor and consistency to its bourbon
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. uses a sophisticated computer system to reduce human error and make more consistent bourbon and rye whisky products.

KRACK WPA2 protocol Wi-Fi attack: How it works and who's at risk
A vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol used in secured Wi-Fi networks allows hackers to force devices to install arbitrary encryption keys. Here are the details of how the attack works.

Why your company might want to consider outsourcing big data preparation
Cleaning and preparing big data can be incredibly time-consuming. Working with a vendor can free up time and resources.

IBM taps blockchain to speed global payments across international borders
IBM's new blockchain banking solution aims to make the process of international banking more simple and cost effective.

Sweeping Wi-Fi security flaw has left nearly every connected device at risk
A WPA2 security flaw known as KRACK breaks down the common security protocol, leaving nearly every Wi-Fi-connected device at risk for data theft or hacking.

How to use the NTFSLinksView tool to dig deeper into Windows 10 symbolic links
Windows 10 makes extensive use of symbolic links. Here's a detailed look at how they differ from standard shortcuts, along with a tool you can use to view them.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Five promised features that are missing
Some of Microsoft's most heavily trailed new features failed to make the final cut, and while some have just been temporarily delayed, others have vanished without a trace.

The myth of the tech talent shortage: Why it's a much smaller problem than vendors say
Despite reports of tech talent gaps, creative CIOs are finding or developing the talent they need, according to a new Forrester report.

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Honeywell will crowdfund a DIY home security system
In the tech world, Honeywell is a long-established (century-old!) brand known for its appliances and devices, which are just now getting hooked up to Google Home. But its next venture is usually a move made by less-resourced companies and startups. S...

Facebook trying to find employees with national security clearance
Facebook's next attempt at clearing its name from any future political entanglements is apparently hiring people with national security clearances, according to Bloomberg. "Facebook plans to use these people -- and their ability to receive government...

Google Photos can pick your pet out of a furry lineup
Google Photos has long been adept at recognizing animals in a generic sense. But let's be honest: the real reason you're digging through photos is to find shots of your specific pets when they were little balls of fur. Accordingly, Google has made...

Netflix could spend $8 billion on content next year
Once again, Netflix's quarterly earnings report (PDF) shows it's added even more customers (5 million in the US alone), and now boasts more than 115 million subscribers worldwide. The company is now five years into its "original content strategy" tha...

Facebook is testing a LinkedIn-like résumé feature
Business Insider reports that Facebook appears to be testing a LinkedIn-like résumé/CV feature. The new addition was spotted by web developer Jane Manchun Wong and screenshots of the feature were posted on Twitter by The Next Web's Matt...

Explore (most of) the solar system in Google Maps
Google first added the moon and Mars to Google Maps back in 2014 to commemorate the Curiosity rover's second year exploring the red planet. Sure, you couldn't zoom down to Street View level, but it's the closest many of us will get to the celestial b...

Outlook for desktops will behave a lot like the mobile app
Outlook on computers can be overwhelming, to put it gently. The interface is loaded with buttons you probably aren't using, and it generally isn't as intuitive or fluid as the mobile and web versions. Thankfully, Microsoft knows this -- and it's pl...

Waymo is training cops how to respond to autonomous car crashes
There are a lot of hurdles to clear before autonomous cars can fully take over the roadways. Chief among them is training the police on how to react and handle a self-driving car error, as spotted by Recode. Currently, Waymo is working with local pol...

Apple ordered to pay $440 million to FaceTime patent troll
VirnetX's seemingly endless FaceTime patent lawsuit against Apple is winding down... sort of. An Eastern District of Texas court has denied all of Apple's motions to end the case in a non-infringement ruling or retrial, leaving the tech giant with a...

Latest Adobe Flash vulnerability allowed hackers to plant malware
Adobe Flash may be on its way out, but apparently, its goodbye tour is going to be marred by security issues just as the software has for most of its existence. Kaspersky Labs reports that a new Adobe Flash vulnerability was exploited by a group call...

Microsoft's redesigned Xbox dashboard is now available to all
Microsoft's next big update to the Xbox dashboard is now ready for public consumption. The first "Fluid Design" interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customisation. The top-level section has four shortcuts (yo...

Amazon Fire HD 10 review (2017): A $150 tablet that's actually good
It's hard to get excited about an Android tablet in 2017. Samsung is still trying to take on the iPad with its premium Galaxy Tab S lineup, and there are countless slates from other companies that seem more obligatory than innovative. Mostly it boils...

'Doom' arrives on Nintendo Switch November 10th
Turns out that you won't have to wait too long to raze some Hell on your Nintendo Switch. That's because Doom will be released this November 10th, only a few short weeks from now. How's it look? Based on the video below, good and it seems to play jus...

#MeToo becomes a rallying cry for survivors of sexual assault
Yesterday, a campaign geared towards demonstrating just how common sexual assault and harassment are began to spread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Alongside the hashtag #MeToo, women began posting their own stories of harassment in response to...

A 747 'Supertanker' rains retardant on California's wildfires
A converted Boeing 747-400 used to fight fires is a great example of old technology reborn with a new purpose. The aircraft, the largest passenger model in Boeing's jumbo lineup, first entered service with Japan Airlines in 1991. After being converte...

The encryption many major companies rely on has a serious flaw
Researchers at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic uncovered a major security vulnerability in RSA keys generated by Infineon Technologies-produced chips. These chips are used in products manufactured by Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Sams...

Origin's NT-15 Quadro is a slim laptop with pro video-editing power
I'm obsessed with lightweight, discrete graphics laptops, especially models that excel at video editing and 3D. So when I first saw Origin's 4.3-pound NT-15 Quadro, equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA professional-level Quadro...

Telegram fined after refusing to provide user data to Russia
Back in June, we reported on the struggles that messaging app Telegram was having with the Russian government. Russia asked Telegram to hand over confidential user data because it claimed terrorists have been using the service to plan attacks. Now, t...

Supreme Court will hear challenge to Microsoft's data privacy case
Microsoft may have won its fight to protect overseas data from American search warrants, but it can't rest easy. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Department of Justice's petition to review the case, virtually guaranteeing that the case will s...

What is Intel Coffee Lake?
Intel's 8th-generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs are now on the market. These chips come with a modest bump in CPU frequency, but the big news is that Intel is finally adding 6-core processors to its mainstream i7 and i5 lines. More cores means these chips...

Can an iPad Pro replace your PC?
In 2016, Apple believed its professional-grade tablet, the iPad Pro, was ready for the big time. Phil Schiller even described the machine as "the ultimate PC replacement" when describing the product onstage. The company's own advertisements claimed t...

Microsoft already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit
The "Krack Attack" WiFi encryption security flaw is more than a little frightening, but you should already be relatively safe if you're using a recent Windows PC. Microsoft has released a patch that fixes the vulnerability on all supported versions o...

Google WiFi adds site blocking to its family-friendly features
Google WiFi is a router that prioritizes ease of setup and use; it's a great option for people who want to combine quick setup with advanced family-friendly controls. Now, they're adding even more to the mix. Today, the company announced that Google...

The Analogue Super Nt is Nintendo's SNES Classic for grown-ups
Just as the NES Classic Edition broke ground before the SNES Classic, Analogue is also following up on Nintendo's wallet-grab on our childhood memories with another premium, no-compromise mini console that plays the gaming carts of yesteryear, and so...

Safety is Elon Musk's chief concern for new SpaceX rocket
Over the weekend, Elon Musk hosted a Reddit AMA as a follow-up to his presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress. During that speech, Musk unveiled quite a few different ideas that will revolutionize space travel, from a new rocket...