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PornHub user actually watches porn for science (and to rate bed sheets)

Marco Polo I am not, but today I embarked on a journey just as important. For science, and only science, I traversed the depths of PornHub, shielding myself from cocks while on the lookout for an elusive member… wait, bad word choice… user known for leaving the most G-rated comments on a site known for some not-so-G-rated content. There’s a saying on the internet: don’t read the comments. On a porn site, I discovered, this is doubly true. There’s sage wisdom touting previously unknown fellatio ranking systems. And complaining about dicks occupying too much of the screen in a non-solo, non-lesbian porn film. Viva…This story continues at The Next Web

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How tiny worms could solve the world’s plastic problem

Scientists in Italy may have discovered a small solution to a big problem: they’ve found a caterpillar that eats plastic bags and shits out antifreeze. The author of a paper published today in Current Biology, Federica Bertocchini, discovered this by accident: An amateur beekeeper, she considered waxworms pests. She plucked several of them off of her beehives and put them in a plastic bag. When she left them for a few minutes, they managed to chew through the bag and escape. So waxworms — technically wax moth caterpillars — can not only chew through plastic, they can break it down…This story continues at The Next Web

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Trump wants a mission to Mars in 7 years — which might be impossible

President Trump today called American astronauts on the International Space Station — and told them he wants humans on Mars by his second term “at worst.” For the most part, the call was amiable and optimistic, with Trump praising the astronauts — Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer — for their accomplishments. But there was an odd moment during the discussion of Mars, where the astronauts had to explain President Trump’s own bill to him: Trump: Tell me … Mars: what do you see a timing for actually sending humans to Mars? Is there a schedule, and when would you see that…This story continues at The Next Web

by Rachel Kaser
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Samsung’s Note 7 fiasco isn’t hurting the Galaxy S8 one bit

The Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch and subsequent two recalls were arguably the most embarrassing consumer electronics mishap in recent memory, so you’d think users might be a bit more cautious buying Samsung gear just a few short months later. Nope: if Samsung’s S8 sales are any indication, consumers have all but forgotten the whole flaming phone fiasco just six months prior. Not only did the device exceed break Samsung’s record for mobile phone pre-orders, it also beat last year’s S7 sales by a 30 percent margin, according to a statement by the company. Samsung isn’t providing any specific numbers, but given the company already leads Android sales,…This story continues at The Next Web
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Hipchat was hacked over the weekend, and it’s bad

Over the weekend, an unknown intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, and made off with a significant amount of data. According to a security notice published on the HipChat blog, the attacker was able to access user-account information, including names, email addresses, and hashed passwords. Ganesh Krishnan, Atlassian’s Chief Security Officer, said the company hashes all passwords using the bcrypt algorithm, with a random salt. In short, security best practices. He also noted that the attacker did not access user financial or credit card information. But here’s where it takes a turn for the worse, as in a…This story continues at The Next Web

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Hacker aims to rub out ISIS with porn and LGBT imagery

A hacker is waging war on ISIS, with porn. WauchulaGhost — who formerly pointed out security flaws in President Trump’s Twitter account, as well as those of his cabinet members — claims to have hacked over 250 Twitter accounts known to be associated with ISIS. He told CNN: We started hijacking their accounts, taking over their accounts, basically just to troll them. To annoy them and make fun of them. Take screen shots, phone numbers, IP addresses, the whole nine yards. I have all that information on all the accounts I’ve ever taken. Then we got the idea of spreading…This story continues at The Next Web
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Android wants to take the ‘copy’ out of copypasting

Copy-pasting on mobile is — to use a technical term — a fucking hassle. Now Android is trying eliminate the “copy” half with the help of your browsing history. Your phone would use “context” to determine what you want to paste. If you visit a specific site in a Chrome browser, then open a new window or app where you have to type something, you will get related information as a suggestion. Provide suggestions for text input, based on your recent context. For example, if you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would…This story continues at The Next Web
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Unroll.me is Selling Your Information, Here’s an Alternative

Have you ever used Unroll.me, the web service that helps you unsubscribe from newsletters in bulk? If so, your emails have been scanned by that company and sold to third parties including Uber. There’s a chance they’re scanning your emails right now.

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How to Create Website Reminders with Microsoft Edge and Cortana

Want to set a web page aside and come back to it in the future? If you use Microsoft Edge in Windows 10’s Creators Update, you don’t have to leave the tab open or bookmark it and remember to come back. You can tell Cortana to remind you about the address in the future and forget about it.

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Uber’s old YouTube channel is comedy gold

We used to take bright yellow chariots called “cabs” everywhere. They were expensive, hard to find, and inconvenient, but better solutions didn’t yet exist. Then a little company called UberCab proposed to take the concept of carpooling and make it involve a lot more money and strangers. Today, we call UberCab just “Uber,” but you can still view UberCab’s old YouTube channel. And it is a goldmine of cringe-worthy hilarity. In one video, they ask random people on the street (and one dog) what they think the word “uber” means. For the most part, they get “I don’t knows” and…This story continues at The Next Web
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Instagram is down

Instagram is down for some users. The outage affects both the web and mobile versions of Instagram. Currently the largest usage areas — North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East — all seem to be affected by the outage, although we’re not sure yet what the problem is. We’ve reached out for comment, and will update this piece as needed. Developing…
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