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June 22, 2018 - 7:00am
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How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine. With the right tools and know-how though, this doesn’t have to be a chore—here’s how to get it done quickly. Read More >>

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Google Maps Cars are Now Being Used to Map London’s Air Pollution

London has a problem with air pollution, and as long as there are too many people living there it likely always will. A lot of that pollution is blamed on all the cars that never seem to stop clogging up the roads of the capital city, so it's a weird twist of fate that researchers are using some of those cars to map air pollution. Specifically, they're using the Google Maps cars that make a habit of driving around the entire city. Read More >>

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Boil Your Pants to Battle Moth Crisis

Moth enthusiast scientists have a bleak warning for the future of mankind and mankind's favourite skinny trousers and t-shirts. Our modern love of washing everything at lukewarm temperatures to save energy is failing to kill off moth larvae, meaning we're more likely to have our wardrobes and/or bin liners full of clothes attacked by fabric-eating insects. Read More >>

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Rumour Claims Apple Considered Removing the Charging Port From the iPhone X

According to Apple the future is wireless. No cables, no adaptors (heh), and none of the stuff that generally looks messy as you wrangle with your technology day to day. While everyone is fully aware that Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7, a new rumour claims the company seriously considered removing the Lightning port on the iPhone X. Read More >>

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USB-C Is a Mess – How to Navigate It

USB Type-C, or simply USB-C, sounds fine in theory — a single port to handle charging, data transfer, video output, and more, and one that’s reversible too. Three years down the line from its introduction, you’ll find it on most smartphones and many laptops, but its apparent simplicity isn’t the whole story. Here’s what you need to know about USB-C in 2018. Read More >>

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TVAddons Founder Has Resigned to Ensure the Kodi Addon Repository’s Long Term Survival

TVAddons has never been without its controversy. The depository of Kodi addons has long been accused of facilitating piracy on the platform, a claim it has adamantly denied, and it's resulted in a lot of legal trouble for the platform and its founder Adam Lackman. Lackman is currently being sued by a number of telecoms providers, including those based in the USA and Canada, and now he's throwing in the towel. Read More >>

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There’s a Very Good Reason Incredibles 2 Is So Similar to the First Film

Incredibles 2 is a stunning, delightful film for a number of different reasons, but one that we haven’t really talked about much is the fact that, in many ways, it feels a lot more like a remake of the original film rather than a full-on sequel. While that may sound like a problem, it turns out Pixar — as usual — knew exactly what it was doing. Read More >>

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Sponsor Your Favourite YouTube Creators

Fans of popular YouTube personalities will soon have a new way to show their support for their favourite creators. YouTube announced Thursday several new tools for YouTubers to generate revenue, including a Channel Memberships feature that will allow viewers to subscribe to channels for a monthly fee. Read More >>

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Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company to Help It Suck Less

Historically, Twitter has done a poor job of protecting its users from incessant abuse and threats. In a bid to curb the rampant harassment on its service, however, Twitter announced today that it’s buying Smyte, a San Francisco-based startup that aimed to help companies curb spam, fraud, and abuse online. Read More >>

archaeology
Final Days of Ötzi the Iceman Revealed Through New Analysis of His Tools

Ötzi the Iceman is the gift that keeps on giving. Found embedded in a glacier in 1991, the 5,300-year-old mummy has offered unprecedented insights into Copper Age Europe. A new analysis of Ötzi’s equipment shows what he was up to in the hours before an archer drove an arrow straight into his back. Read More >>

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‘Bitcoin Baron’ Gets 20 Months in Prison for DDoS Attack That ‘Crippled’ Emergency Communications

A man in the US state of Arizona who once styled himself as a hacktivist “Bitcoin Baron” has been sentenced to prison for a distributed denial-of-service attack against the city of Madison's computer networks in the state of Wiscomsin. According to the US Department of Justice, the attack “crippled” the city’s emergency communication system, causing “delays and outages in the ability of emergency responders to connect to the 911 centre.” Read More >>

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Our First Look at What Feels Like the First Star Trek Action Figures in Ages

There’s plenty of Trek merchandise out there, from giant ship replicas, to fancy dolls, to actual meme statuettes. But for honest to god action figures, it feels like it’s been years since there’s been a line of Starfleet’s finest small enough to command your valuable desk space. That’s finally changing thanks to McFarlane Toys. Read More >>

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Algeria Shuts Off the Entire Country’s Internet to Stop Students From Cheating

Predictably, cheating in school has advanced with time. Students have hacked servers, hit schools with DDoS attacks, and purchased schoolwork on the dark web. In an extreme measure to prevent students from leaking high school diploma exams online, Algeria has begun instituting nationwide internet blackouts. Read More >>

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Quits After Investigation Into Total Boner Move

Intel’s CEO of five years, Brian Krzanich, has stepped down according to the company’s own press release. Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with Intel’s security woes or Krzanich’s selling of stock just before the news of those security woes broke. Read More >>

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The Court Case That Could Tear Down Apple’s Walled Garden

The US Supreme Court agreed this week to consider an appeal in a long-delayed case that revolves around whether Apple’s App Store policies constitute a monopolistic practice that violates antitrust laws. Read More >>