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Judge Rules Actor James Woods Can Sue His Anonymous Twitter Abuser

The Internet makes many feel like they are untouchable. And sharing the same social networks with celebrities and public figures gives us unprecedented access to them. Some users, however, misuse the likes of Twitter and Facebook to attack and abuse people they’ve never even met. An ongoing legal dispute between …

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The Queue: The Best Valentine's Day Movies on Netflix

As anyone who has browsed its virtual aisles knows, Netflix can be a hit-or-miss affair when it comes to finding the movie you’re in the mood for. The digital subscription service has thousands of titles in rotation at any given time, but due to constantly churning licensing issues, certain genres …

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Amazon Echo Adds 1000 New Features, Making It Even More Amazing

When I reviewed the Amazon Echo ($180) last summer, I concluded: “You should keep the Echo in mind. I’m telling you, it’s going to be a thing.” Well, guess what? Only seven months later, that prediction has come true. The basics The Echo is a voice-activated smartphone assistant like Siri …

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The US Has the Tech to Keep Zika Out of the Blood Supply

Giving blood is a reminder that human are sacks of microbes, and blood is a very good way to spread the nasty ones. Have you ever used needles to take drugs? the questionnaires probe. Had a tattoo? Lived with a person who has hepatitis? And even if you’ve done none of the …

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Ubisoft Won’t Release a New Assassin’s Creed in 2016

Ubisoft won’t release an Assassin’s Creed game this year, for the first time since 2009, it said on Thursday. “We are now in a position to take the decision not to release a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016-17, in order to give the brand a new dimension, while still …

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Using Gravitational Waves to Pinpoint Colliding Black Holes

Imagine watching birds in your backyard. You love birds and want to know when certain birds are there. Sure, you have your favorite binoculars to look for these birds—but what if you also listen for birds? Better yet, what if you use several microphones to determine the location and type …

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