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Technology can advance human well-being, but it can also shine a light on enduring plights. Matterport uses its 3D modeling tech to show you homelessness in San Francisco.

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By Joseph Menn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program known as Dyre — believed to be responsible for at least tens of millions of dollars in losses at financial institutions including Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co — has not been deployed since the time of the raid. Experts familiar with the situation said the case represents Russia’s biggest effort to date to crack down on cyber-crime.

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Find Ms. or Mr. Right with these niche dating apps.

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The first episode of HBO's  Game of Thrones was a remarkable piece of television that showed the world that it was actually possible to make a TV show out of George R.R. Martin's sprawling fantasy epic. However, things didn't always look as good as they did in the final product, as the show's creators recently revealed a podcast called Scriptnotes  that's hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin. MUST SEE:  Man summons his Tesla Model S using only his Apple Watch One of the biggest problems with the original pilot episode is that it didn't make clear that Cersei and Jamie Lannister were actually siblings. This was obviously an issue since the episode's major revelation was that the pair

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As I've mentioned countless times during my career at BGR, the Internet is a miraculous place full of wondrous things. Earlier this week I discovered Frinkiac , the incredible search engine that lets you find the still frames that correspond with any Simpsons quote you want to find. Along with the pyramids, the Sistine Chapel and the moon landing, I consider this one of humanity's finest achievements. While the video I'm about to show you doesn't come close to the miracle of the ultimate Simpsons search engine, it's definitely running a strong second place in the race for the coolest thing I've found on the web this week. FROM EARLIER:  Just when you thought you couldn’t hate ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli any

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Ever since Twitter first launched, tweets have been organized in reverse chronological order. As early as next week, Twitter is planning to replace the reverse chronological stream with one that's powered algorithmically, surfacing tweets that are most relevant or timely, not just those that are most recent. Late last year, the company tested this non-chronological approach with some users, though the idea didn't seem to sit well with Twitter's most loyal advocates.

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Ever since Twitter first launched, tweets have been organized in reverse chronological order. As early as next week, Twitter is planning to replace the reverse chronological stream with one that's powered algorithmically, surfacing tweets that are most relevant or timely, not just those that are most recent. Late last year, the company tested this non-chronological approach with some users, though the idea didn't seem to sit well with Twitter's most loyal advocates.

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Clueless Gamer has become one of Conan O'Brien's most popular recurring segments, but we've been seeing them far less frequently in recent months. Thankfully, when Conan does release a new episode, it's clear that a lot of effort goes into it, as is the case on this week's edition of Clueless Gamer, which features two  Super Bowl athletes playing Doom with the host. DON'T MISS:  5 movies you should watch before ‘The Hateful Eight,’ according to Tarantino In case you hadn't heard, Doom is an upcoming reboot of the classic first-person shooter series, set to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC this May. The game has been in development for nearly a decade, but as of Bethesda's E3 press conference last year ,

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Social network suspends roughly 125,000 accounts linked to terror groups.

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Security breaches affecting millions of users have come to light in recent years, yet we’re no better at protecting our personal data, or at picking good passwords , than we were before. But some companies are already looking at new ways to secure customer data that go beyond passwords and PINs. Fingerprint sensors are found on more and more smartphones in recent years, and retina scanners are coming too. But in the future, we may have an even more advanced way of logging into online services and protecting our data: Brain scans. UP NEXT:  20 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right

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Apple has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit just days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages. VirnetX, which is regularly described as a "patent troll," sued Apple claiming it infringed on four patents related to communications protocols patents used in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN on Demand, as well as the Apple devices using the software. Apple was found guilty on all claims, but the company now says lawyers for VirnetX used "arguments outside the evidence and blatantly misrepresented the testimony of Apple's witnesses" in closing arguments this week, according to legal blog Texas Lawyer.

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Apple has filed for a mistrial in a patent infringement suit just days after being ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages. VirnetX, which is regularly described as a "patent troll," sued Apple claiming it infringed on four patents related to communications protocols patents used in iMessage, FaceTime, and VPN on Demand, as well as the Apple devices using the software. Apple was found guilty on all claims, but the company now says lawyers for VirnetX used "arguments outside the evidence and blatantly misrepresented the testimony of Apple's witnesses" in closing arguments this week, according to legal blog Texas Lawyer.

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While the release of Rihanna's new album ANTI was messier than many people expected, the album's leak and Tidal exclusivity haven't had much of a negative impact on the album's sales. Sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Verge that ANTI is going to hit No. 1 on next week's Billboard album charts (dated February 20th), a reflection of the album's popularity during its first full week on sale. ANTI will become Rihanna's second No. 1 album — it's following in the footsteps of its predecessor, 2012's Unapologetic.

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While the release of Rihanna's new album ANTI was messier than many people expected, the album's leak and Tidal exclusivity haven't had much of a negative impact on the album's sales. Sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Verge that ANTI is going to hit No. 1 on next week's Billboard album charts (dated February 20th), a reflection of the album's popularity during its first full week on sale. ANTI will become Rihanna's second No. 1 album — it's following in the footsteps of its predecessor, 2012's Unapologetic.

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If your iPhone dies and you need to juice up as quickly as possible, there's an incredible and little-known tip that can help you charge up your iPhone faster than ever. While most people know that charging your iPhone in Airplane Mode can help speed things along by ensuring that your device doesn't tax it self by updating apps in the background or perhaps straining for a weak cellular signal, this particular tip can really be a lifesaver when you need a charge in a pinch. The simple solution? Charge your iPhone with your iPad charger. Does Apple recommend this? Is this even allowed? Actually, yes. There's even an Apple support page which explicitly states that

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BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. "As BlackBerry continues to execute its turnaround plan, we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce," the company said in an emailed statement. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed.

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By Joseph Menn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Cybersecurity experts said a password-stealing software program known as Dyre — believed to be responsible for at least tens of millions of dollars in losses at financial institutions including Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co — has not been deployed since the time of the raid. Experts familiar with the situation said the case represents Russia’s biggest effort to date to crack down on cyber-crime.

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The nation's largest broadband provider heeds Google's call to make ultrahigh-speed broadband available to the masses. Now it just needs to work out a few details.

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Kvetching over Twitter's fate follows a familiar cycle by now: will it survive? Just now I engaged in a little Story Time Twitter, a new thing that exists that we just sort of made up, together. Story Time Twitter, as David Pierce explains here, is an evolution of the Tweet Storm.

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