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What time is the eclipse?

  • It’s the Super Bowl of the Solar System! On Monday, August 21st, the moon will obscure the sun. People across the US will travel to the narrow band of land where the sun will be completely blocked out, but even if you’re far away and watching from home you’ll see something special happen in the sky.

    The eclipse won’t last long, so you’ll want to be sure you’re ready to watch at the precise time when it will peak. Our friends at Vox made a handy eclipse watching tool that tells you exactly when you should be outside to see the action — but make sure you don’t look at the sun without the proper safety equipment. (Seriously, even if you have to do it yourself, protect your eyes.)

    If you have more questions about the eclipse, like “w...

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    13 hours 4 min ago

Apple is now taking donations for the Southern Poverty Law Center through iTunes

  • Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an e-mail to company employees, stating his disagreement with President Donald Trump’s comments concerning the violence in Charlottesville. He indicated that Apple will make a $2 million donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and said that users would soon be able to donate directly to the SPLC through iTunes. That feature has just gone live.

    A new page appears on the iTunes desktop and mobile storefronts, and can be found under the New Music, Hot Tracks, and Recent Releases sections. Users can donate in $5, $`0, $25, $50, $100, and $200 increments.

    The page states that 100 percent of donations will be transferred to the civil rights organization....

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    13 hours 18 min ago

Get started in cryptocurrency with this beginner’s directory


  • The wonderful world of cryptocurrency has grown from a budding idea to a full-fledged market bonanza. Hopefully you’re savvy to the terminology and ready to start putting your money where your technology is. This directory should provide you with the basic starting points to begin building your fortune in digital money. (Don’t forget that cryptocurrency is an investment, and you shouldn’t trust your finances to an article you read on a news-source. We strongly advise contacting a financial adviser before risking your money.) Bitcoin was founded in 2009. It represented the first decentralized cryptocurrency. It’s the oldest, and, as of…

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    13 hours 24 min ago

Tommy Wirkola on directing Netflix’s latest dystopia thriller

  • Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola’s best known films are Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner as Hansel, a witch hunter, and Dead Snow, starring an assortment of people as Nazi zombies. His latest work, What Happened to Monday, a dystopian sci-fi movie picked up by Netflix at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, has very little to do with either.

    What Happened to Monday stars Noomi Rapace, the “girl with the dragon tattoo” in the original, Swedish adaptation of the Millennium series, as seven identical sisters. They’re forced to live in hiding in a near-future with a one-child policy — enforced by Glenn Close as the terrifying tech-CEO-turned-dictator who presides over the Child Allocation Bureau. So their...

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    13 hours 33 min ago

Namecheap has taken down Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer

Social media didn’t kill email — but it did change it


  • Too much digital ink has been spilled over the apparent demise of email. “What’s to replace email,” and “why email is dead,” are all well-worn topics musing over a thin premise: social media will replace the well-worn 45-year-old medium. Yes, social media and collaboration platforms are now established, critical work tools. But these tools work alongside email, each channel complementing the other’s strengths. Still, over the past two decades, social networks have guided email’s continued development and vice versa and it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. User-design, personalized communications and other elements bleed across the social-email…

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    14 hours 3 min ago

Game of Thrones Hope Chest: what’s going to be the main cause of Cersei’s downfall?

  • Game of Thrones has never been about giving readers or viewers what they most want. Its author and screenwriters prefer to build fan expectations, then overturn them for narrative impact — and sometimes for pure shock value. And yet fans maintain hope that at least a few of the characters will reach a satisfying, well-deserved ending. That’s why there’s Game of Thrones Hope Chest, a new weekly poll where we put all our hopes together in one place. We aren’t asking what you think is going to happen on Game of Thrones, we’re asking: what do you most hope to see happen?

    This week, we’re considering some astonishing news from season 7, episode 5, “Eastwatch.” Cersei Lannister, the current occupant of the Iron Throne, has informed her brother...

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    14 hours 33 min ago

Become a white hat hacker for fun and profit – pay only what you want

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