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xHamster users might want to take a break from watching porn and update their passwords right about now as hackers have leaked thousands of porn account login credentials on the internet. Subscription-based breach notification service LeakBase has shared a hefty list of compromised login details from the popular pornographic portal, including usernames, email addresses and poorly-hashed passwords, Motherboard reports. The attack has affected nearly 380,000 users, whose credentials were openly being traded on the digital underground. The database purportedly contains some 40 email addresses belonging to the US Army as well as 30 accounts related to various government bodies – including the UK and the US. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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In a hilarious new marketing campaign, Spotify is taking to billboards to pose some rather serious questions (and provide commentary) about its users. One of the new billboards, for example, will read: “Dear person who made a playlist called: ‘One Night Stand With Jeb Bush Like He’s a Bond Girl in a European Casino.’ We have so many questions.” Another quips: “To the 1,235 guys who loved the “Girls Night” playlist this year, We love you.” Or there’s: “Dear 3,749 people who streamed ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It’ the day after the Brexit vote, Hang… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify

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One day, we’ll have an entire Tumblr account for hilarious VR accidents, but until then, George Takei’s Facebook account will have to do. Takei, the Star Trek alum and current boss of sharing things on Facebook, recently shared a video of a man attempting to conquer a virtual cliff while inside an Oculus headset; it didn’t go well. While climbing up a virtual mountain, the unnamed user had an unexpected fall — both in-game and in real life. The fall was a minor one, and it seems nothing is hurt but his pride. The spill does outline a significant danger… This story continues at The Next Web

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For an OS typically preferred by power-users, Android has an embarrassing amount of trouble with copy and paste. Sometimes it works just fine, but in other apps you can only copy entire huge swaths of text, or worse – nothing at all. Microsoft’s new Clip Layer app wants to fix that by letting you copy pretty much any text on your screen. Hold down the home button, and it’ll analyze your display’s contents and let you copy text from areas normally inaccessible. I tried it out from a few minutes and it could copy most text other than images, though it… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft

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If you’ve ever wondered about the infinite loop one could create by pairing two smart home assistants, it’s this. YouTuber Adam Jakowenko used both an Amazon Echo Dot, and a Google Home device to answer a simple question: “what’s on my calendar for tonight?” Using the Echo first, the device dutifully read off the beginning of a calendar notification before passing the buck on to Google Home. From there, Google started, and then passed the buck right back. Someone is getting trolled here, but I can’t decide who it is. Regardless, it’s funny and leaves me with just one thought:… This story continues at The Next Web

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This election season, the term ‘alt-right’ went from relative obscurity to the forefront of our collective conscious in a matter of weeks. Man-sized Oompa-Loompa aside, the real winner in the 2016 election was a term many believe to be synonymous with white supremacy. Call it the politically correct way to say ‘white supremacist’ for a crowd that thinks political correctness is, you know, bullshit. A New York-based advertising professional is having none of it. George Zola, a pseudonym, created a Google Chrome extension called “Stop Normalizing the Alt-Right” that automatically strips mentions of “alt-right” and replaces it with the correct… This story continues at The Next Web

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Want to see climate change happening before your very eyes? Just take a look at the updated imagery on Google Earth Timelapse. Google first launched Earth Timelapse in 2013, covering a span of imagery since 1984 to 2012. The company has now updated the tool with images up to 2016, and older imagery has been sharpened using the same technology Google implemented with Maps earlier in the year. Google had to sift through three quadrillion pixels from more than 5,000,000 satellite images to create set of 33 images of the entire planet changing over time. It’s not all doom and gloom… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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‘Mythbusters’ is getting the band back together for a new show to air exclusively on Netflix. The Netflix Original, ‘White Rabbit Project,’ features Kary Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara — sorry Jamie and Adam fans, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. According to the show’s description in the YouTube promo, you’ll see: The coolest tech. The weirdest weapons. The craziest escapes. Three science-loving sleuths put them under the microscope. Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara rank history’s greatest inventions, heists and more in this series from the producers of “MythBusters.” It’s important to note, however, that according… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Netflix

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If you’ve got a Chromecast, Pixel, or Google Fiber TV box, you’re probably familiar with the Featured Photos app. Essentially, it’s a screensaver app that shows off the best nature photos shared by the Google Plus community. And now, it’s landing on the Mac. Featured Photos will display high-resolution photos whenever your machine is inactive, and works on Macs of all shapes and sizes, from from the dinkiest 11-inch MacBook Air, to the ginormous 5K, 27-inch iMacs. Google’s often-overlooked social network is increasingly being used by photographers to share their snaps to the world, meaning that the company has a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Facebook games are pretty much the epitome of casual gaming, but now the company is making it easier to play than ever – including right from Messenger and News Feed. Instant Games allow you to to tap on a title and start playing immediately, no download or extensive app set-up required. The’re based on HTML5 – basically minimal browser games – allowing them to load quickly. On Messenger, you’ll see a new controller icon under your typing area, where you can select a title, view leaderboards, participate in group conversations with other players and more. Instant Games are also hitting your… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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Disney will soon be opening a new Avatar-themed experience in Disneyworld Florida, and a group of the brand’s biggest fans got to see a preview last week. One of the highlights of the ride are the ridiculously realistic Na’vi robots that talk to the visitors. The movie’s CGI already looked stunning, but these animatronics are just ridiculously realistic. Disney’s Imagineering team has been experimenting with various ways to bring its famous characters to life, like mixing animatronics with digital screens and hopping one-legged robots. If you wouldn’t have told me I was looking at a robot, I would’ve thought it was… This story continues at The Next Web

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Nintendo has teamed up with Universal to build a series of theme parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood, and today the company dropped an intriguing teaser that gives fans a better idea of what to expect. Nintendo creative director Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal creative Mark Woodbury had a chance to lay out their vision for the upcoming attraction park expansion in a new video published by the Japanese game-maker. The project aims to “bring the essence of [Nintendo’s] games to life in the real world” by building a “larger-than-life” adventure full of exciting games and iconic characters. [The goal is to] to bring the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Nintendo

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The VR landscape is one that’s fundamentally fragmented. Several manufacturers have their own devices, including Oculus, HTC, and Sony, and they’re all inherently different. But thankfully, this isn’t going to get in the way of some good old-fashioned multiplayer gaming, as Ubisoft just introduced cross-platform multiplayer to Eagle Flight. Now, no matter what system you use, you’ll be able to play with your friends who also have a copy of the game. Eagle Flight was one of the standout VR games demonstrated at E3 earlier this year, and it’s nice that it’s not going to be hamstrung by the ongoing headset… This story continues at The Next Web

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Over the past several years, Agile project management has become the premier method powering software development industry-wide. You can join the ranks of fully-trained and certified Agile masters with this Agile and Scrum Career Advancement Bundle. For a limited time, grab this high-level instruction at just $49 from TNW Deals. Rather than focusing on a project end date, Agile centers on process. Under Agile (and its popular Scrum framework), managers set lots of measurable short-term goals, all allowing all stakeholders to more easily chart progress toward a finished product.   With this training, you’ll understand the methodologies that make Agile… This story continues at The Next Web

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A home button just isn’t enough anymore. As with your keyboard shortcuts, you need hotkeys on your smartphone to instantly parachute you into the app or other phone features you use regularly. And they naturally need to work with one-touch functionality — like with this wickedly innovative Dimple 4-Button NFC Sticker. Right now, this ingenious accessory is just $19.99 courtesy of TNW Deals. All you have to do is stick the Dimple buttons to the back of a compatible smartphone and you’re ready to go. The buttons are programmed through a simple app to do almost anything you want. One… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon is looking to cash in on the surprising success of its Echo digital home assistant as the company is reportedly building a premieum new model of the device that will come in larger size and feature a touchscreen, Bloomberg reports. According to two undisclosed sources “familiar with the matter,” the upcoming supersized Echo will abandon its standard cylindrical body for a new upwards-tilted shape, specifically designed to accomodate the 7-inch display. The sources further said that implementing touchscreen interface to the smart speaker will make it easier for owners to access content like weather forecasts, calendar appointments and news. With Google and Apple in the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon

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If streaming your favorite 90’s jams through your flashy smartphone no longer feels authentic to you, perhaps you should consider turning your outdated payphone into an oldschool boombox. And this is precisely what self-proclaimed digital alchemist FuzzyWobble has done in his latest video. The resourceful YouTuber has figured out a way to hack an old payphone machine to spin records like a legitimate boombox. To build the improvised music box, FuzzyWobble copped an old payphone mechanism online and pimped it up with an Arduino Mega processor as well as a few other components like Adafruit speakers and an amplifier. What’s notably cool about… This story continues at The Next Web

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You probably haven’t ever thought about it, but pooping in space can be pretty hard. There’s no gravity, so if astronauts would use a normal toilet, all fluids and semi-fluids your body produces would be sent flying across the spacecraft. That’s why space toilets work with a suction system to keep things clean — but that’s not enough for NASA. The space agency has worked together with crowdsourcing platform HeroX to launch the Space Poop challenge, which is an open call for anyone to create a better solution for space pooping than currently available. Specifically, NASA wants to improve the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Back in 2015, Amazon came under fire following a shocking piece from the New York Times exposing the company’s toxic cut-throat working environment. While CEO Jeff Bezos was quick to deny the claims, it seems not all is calm behind the curtain. A distressed Amazon employee has jumped off a building at the company’s Seattle headquarters in what police have described as a suicide attempt, Bloomberg reports. The incident occurred on Monday around 8:45AM local time. The man has survived the fall and has since been taken to a hospital in Seattle, police said. According to a person familiar with the matter, the employee,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon fulfillment centers are nothing short of awe-inspiring. A tangled web of over 3,000 humans, machines, and complex logistical software, each of these warehouses operate with almost seamless precision to get packages to your door in two days or less in most cases. I’ve lived most of my adult life assuming this was magic, but a 360-degree video from Cnet gives us an inside look at how it all goes down. The process starts with Kiva robots that bring shelves to employees. Each of these shelves is equipped with a screen that tells employees what to grab. Once ready, the order… This story continues at The Next Web

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What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans? According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person? Researchers behind the theory presented experimental evidence for the Theory of Connectivity — the theory that all of the brains processes are interconnected (massive oversimplification alert) — “that a simple mathematical logic underlies brain computation.” Simply put, an algorithm could map how the brain processes information. The painfully-long research paper describes groups of… This story continues at The Next Web

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After purchasing DirecTV over a year ago, AT&T is launching a full-fledged TV streaming service to take on cable and other services like Sling TV. Called DirecTV Now, the service will launch on Wednesday, November 30 in the US, and offers multiple, fancifully named packages pulled from DirecTV’s existing content: Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels) Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels) Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels) Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels) HBO and Cinemax – $5 extra each The company is offering its highest channel package for $35 per… This story continues at The Next Web

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Instagram is copying a Snapchat feature – it feels like a broken record now – to help protect your privacy.  The app will now alert you when someone takes a screenshot of your images, but as The Verge points out, this only works for the new temporary direct messages enabled with the app’s last big update. Say what you will about Instagram’s recent Snapchat copycat-ing, but this one is a welcome inclusion. Out of all the content you can share on Instagram, temporary direct messages are certainly the ones people will want to keep private – there’s a reason they’re temporary.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Flying used to be a glamorous endeavor. In the 1970’s, even those flying coach could enjoy legroom and a half-decent meal. But then airlines started cutting back. As fuel prices rose, amenities began to vanish. Now, flying sucks. Not even a free prostate exam (thanks TSA!) makes up for flying Spirit. One person who knows this especially well (flying, not complimentary TSA prostate exams) is Chris Holmes, founder and CEO of Fllike. This iPhone app lets you review your flight from your iPhone in just a matter of seconds, sharing it with other users of the app. Holmes believes that as more… This story continues at The Next Web

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When a robot goes to sleep, what does it dream about? Atari games, apparently. In humans, nocturnal sleep (or even daytime naps) helps to consolidate memory, shifting short-term memory to long-term storage. Through three distinct processes — stabilization, enhancement, and integration — your brain transfers memories into an uber-organized filing system for easier recall in the future. First, stabilization encodes a memory in all of six milliseconds. Next, the brain enhances the memory over minutes, hours, or a full day to solidify it into your longer-term memory. Finally, the integration process occurs, which is where the brain adds new pieces… This story continues at The Next Web

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