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Avatar IRL? Scientists crack the code to bioengineering plants that glow

Avatar IRL? Scientists crack the code to bioengineering plants that glow

In James Cameron's movie Avatar, the plants on alien world Pandora glow like some underwater paradise. Now researchers have found a way to do that for real.
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How do we help astronauts deal with isolation? Floating robo-therapists

How do we help astronauts deal with isolation? Floating robo-therapists

Astronaut can feel isolated in space. Could a smart beachball-looking robot give them someone to confide in?
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ICANN rejects controversial handover of the .org registry to Ethos Capital

ICANN rejects controversial handover of the .org registry to Ethos Capital

ICANN is voting against the controversial handover of the .org domain to Ethos Capital, saying it would create "unacceptable uncertainty" for the registry.
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Apple still managed to make billions in profit despite coronavirus

Apple still managed to make billions in profit despite coronavirus

Despite U.S. Apple stores being closed since mid-March, Apple reported $58.3 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2020 -- a 1% increase from last year.
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This A.I. meme generator has mastered the art of oddball internet humor

This A.I. meme generator has mastered the art of oddball internet humor

It sounds kind of silly to say, but memes are one of the things that make us human. So, of course, someone has built an A.I. that can create new ones.
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Quibi, JetBlue, and more leaked your email to advertisers, report finds

Quibi, JetBlue, and more leaked your email to advertisers, report finds

A researcher has found that dozens of companies have accidentally been leaking millions of user emails to the likes of Google, Snapchat, Facebook. and others.
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Reddit’s new feature is bringing back AOL-style chat rooms

Reddit’s new feature is bringing back AOL-style chat rooms

Reddit is making chatting with strangers on the internet hip again with Start Chatting, a button that generates a random small group chat room with strangers.
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To take on Zoom, Google Meet goes free for everyone

To take on Zoom, Google Meet goes free for everyone

Google's video conferencing tool, Meet, is going free to take on Zoom. Anybody with a Gmail account will be able to use it to talk to up to 100 participants.
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Google: Coronavirus searches are four times higher than for the Super Bowl

Google: Coronavirus searches are four times higher than for the Super Bowl

Google searches for information about the coronavirus have exploded, with search volume at its peak four times higher than what it was for the Super Bowl.
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15 Years of YouTube: How a failed dating site became the king of online video

15 Years of YouTube: How a failed dating site became the king of online video

In 15 years on the internet, YouTube has had a massive influence on culture, politics, music, and countless other facets of life. Where does it go from here?
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Here’s why quarantine screws up your perception of time

Here’s why quarantine screws up your perception of time

Do you feel like coronavirus-induced lockdown has changed your perception of time? You're not alone. Here are the reasons it's affecting you like it is.
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How to make thumbnails for YouTube

How to make thumbnails for YouTube

Here's how to easily create eye-catching YouTube thumbnails to get more views, gain new subscribers, and engage a wider audience to help grow your channel.
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Facebook, Google coronavirus surveys may soon predict outbreaks, researchers say

Facebook, Google coronavirus surveys may soon predict outbreaks, researchers say

Data from surveys run on Facebook and Google could be used to track and even predict the spread of coronavirus, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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The founders of Instagram reunite to create a coronavirus tracker website

The founders of Instagram reunite to create a coronavirus tracker website

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have now reunited to launch a website for tracking the spread of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19.
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Google displays testing information in coronavirus-related searches

Google displays testing information in coronavirus-related searches

Searching Google for terms related to the coronavirus pandemic, officially called COVID-19, will now return information about local testing centers in the U.S.
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Google blocking 18 million scam emails related to coronavirus daily

Google blocking 18 million scam emails related to coronavirus daily

Cybercriminals are wasting little time in exploiting the coronavirus chaos, with Google every day blocking 18 million scam emails related to the virus.
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Keep your kids learning with ABCmouse — now 50% off with a free trial

Keep your kids learning with ABCmouse — now 50% off with a free trial

Teach your kids with an ABCmouse 30-day free trial or discounted one-year subscription and enjoy learning together
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Get the most out of GoToMeeting with these tips and tricks

Get the most out of GoToMeeting with these tips and tricks

Is it your first GoToMeeting call? Here's what you need to know to make your first GoToMeeting videoconference go well. Keep these tips and tricks in mind.
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YouTube DIY tool makes it easy for small businesses to create short ads

YouTube DIY tool makes it easy for small businesses to create short ads

YouTube is increasing the availability of a handy online video builder that helps small businesses to make short ads in just a few clicks.
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Need online lessons for your kid? This site lets them Skype with a scientist

Need online lessons for your kid? This site lets them Skype with a scientist

Skype a Scientists is a free service that connects teachers and families with experts in every scientific field, from astronomy to zoology, via a virtual call.
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How to use GoToMeeting for videoconference calls and meetings

How to use GoToMeeting for videoconference calls and meetings

Planning on having your next meeting using GoToMeeting's conferencing service? Here's how to get started with setting up and attending meetings on GoToMeeting.
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Amazon to hire another 75,000 workers in response to coronavirus

Amazon to hire another 75,000 workers in response to coronavirus

Amazon is taking on an additional 75,000 workers in the U.S. as part of measures to deal with growing customer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
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New coronavirus dashboard offers astonishingly detailed data by county

New coronavirus dashboard offers astonishingly detailed data by county

Johns Hopkins University's new tracker shows county data for confirmed cases, recorded deaths, testing rate, fatality rate, hospital capacity, and more.
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‘A staggering problem’: Working from home could lead to massive data leaks

‘A staggering problem’: Working from home could lead to massive data leaks

Working from home is far less secure than companies think it is, especially when few companies had plans in place to move their workforces online, experts say.
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New Amazon grocery delivery customers placed on wait list due to high demand

New Amazon grocery delivery customers placed on wait list due to high demand

New customers signing up for grocery deliveries from Amazon through Amazon Fresh and Amazon Prime Now services will be placed on a wait list, starting today.
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Google starts showing virtual doctor options in Search and Maps

Google starts showing virtual doctor options in Search and Maps

Google Search and Maps are now highlighting virtual consultations as the COVID-19 pandemic prompts some medical facilities to discourage personal visits.

How to file your tax return online

How to file your tax return online

E-filing your taxes saves time and money, especially if you do it early. We've gathered our favorite tax preparation software to file federal and state returns.
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Instagram is finally letting you see your DMs on desktop

Instagram is finally letting you see your DMs on desktop

Instagram now allows you to read and send direct messages from your desktop. The much-requested feature had been in testing since January for select users.
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If you’re missing the office, this ingenious site has you covered

If you’re missing the office, this ingenious site has you covered

If you've had to swap your regular office for a home office, you might be missing the place. In that case, try out this ingenious office-noise generator.
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The best free online classes to take based on your interests

The best free online classes to take based on your interests

We've compiled the best free online courses you can take right now, depending on your interests, so you can come out of quarantine having learned something new.
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Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously

Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously

Emojis might seem frivolous, but a psychologist from the U.K.'s University of Chichester says there is a good reason for using them in work emails right now.
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Coronavirus may bring a labor reckoning for Amazon

Coronavirus may bring a labor reckoning for Amazon

Pressure and scrutiny on Amazon's labor practices could lead to lasting change if workers seize the moment, experts and labor historians say.
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10 celebrities that are streaming their own shows while stuck at home

10 celebrities that are streaming their own shows while stuck at home

At home amid coronavirus, celebs are creating shows to livestream on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
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Google Chrome’s new Tab Groups will bring some order to your tab chaos

Google Chrome’s new Tab Groups will bring some order to your tab chaos

Google Chrome now lets you group tabs and color-code them so that they're easier to find. The new update also brings new tablet gestures for Chromebooks.
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