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The Trump administration is rolling back parts of the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration is rolling back parts of the Endangered Species Act

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The Trump administration is redefining how the government will protect endangered plants and animals. Today, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they are considering rolling back regulations outlined in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a 45-year-old law aimed at saving species that face extinction. The potential changes […]

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iFixit tests how the anti-dust membrane in new MacBook Pro really works

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iFixit was the first to discover that Apple’s quieter, redesigned MacBook Pro keyboards featured a membrane beneath the keycaps, which a leaked Apple repair document confirmed was to help block out unwanted dust and debris from damaging the delicate mechanism. Now, after a more thorough teardown and testing, it has confirmed that the new membrane […]

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Doctor Who’s Thirteenth Doctor looks for some new best friends in latest trailer

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Doctor Who’s upcoming 11th season got a new trailer at Comic-Con 2018, and much like the teaser aired during the World Cup final last week, the focus is all on the three new companions that will be accompanying Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor on her journeys through time and space. “All of this is new to […]

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The new musical Emojiland is deeply concerned with emoji angst

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If you were going to see an emoji musical, would you expect to see anthropomorphized emoji dying onstage? Would you expect to be asked angsty questions like “What if none of this matters?” by a woman in a Mountain Dew-colored wig? It doesn’t matter what you expect, since you can’t control what happens to you, […]

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Walmart reportedly plans to launch Netflix competitor under its Vudu brand later this year

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Walmart is gearing up to compete with Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix in the streaming video space with an offering of its own that’s branded under the Vudu name, according to a report from Variety. The service would be similar to other streaming services by blending a mix of licensed content with original video. Variety reports […]

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Lawmakers consider getting Netflix and Hulu to send out federal emergency alerts

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Lawmakers are considering making streaming services like Netflix and Spotify interrupt your song or show to broadcast emergency alerts. The idea is part of a bill that was introduced by senators from Hawaii and South Dakota called the “Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement,” or READI Act, as spotted by TechCrunch. The idea is that you […]

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FCC claims Sinclair–Tribune Media merger would not be ‘in the public interest’

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The Federal Communications Commission has published its order calling for a hearing regarding the proposed Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media, following an unexpected announcement by Chairman Pai earlier this week where he said he had “serious concerns” about the deal. The order claims that, as proposed, the merger between the two media giants […]

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Instagram adds AIM-like status indicators to show when your friends are online to DM

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Instagram is adding a new feature that’s ripped right out of AOL Instant Messenger — a helpful green dot next to your friend’s profile pictures that lets you know that they’re online to message. The new status indicator dot will show up in a few places in the app, including your Instagram Direct inbox and […]

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British Airways asked customers to post personal information on Twitter ‘to comply with GDPR’

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Complaining about airlines on Twitter is a universal pastime for disgruntled travelers, and yet somehow British Airways has managed to turn the activity into a data privacy debacle of its own doing. Security researcher and PhD student Mustafa Al-Bassam discovered yesterday that the airline’s social media team was demanding customers post a trove of personal […]

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Amazon’s iPhone app adds AR feature for identifying and buying small nuts and bolts

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Amazon quietly updated the camera search on its iOS app with a new “Part Finder,” which lets you search for specific nuts and bolts that you might need more of, but need help identifying. If Amazon’s AR tech can figure out what it is, the app will help you easily buy more of the random […]

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