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For parents, it seems as though there’s an endless number of books out there designed to teach children the alphabet. In addition to the regular books out there, gamer parents can now introduce their offspring to Bungie’s MMORPG with a new book, D is for Destiny. D is for Destiny was originally created by Bungie for the parents who worked at the company, and the company will soon be selling the book to parents across the world.

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Donald Trump loves boasting about how wealthy he is, yet the Presidential candidate steadfastly refuses to release his tax returns. Over the past few months, the reasons why Trump has declined to make his tax returns public have been all over the map. Sometimes he'll bring up something involving an audit and other times he'll simply say he doesn't have or want to. Looking to have a little bit of fun with Trump's waffling, the folks over at Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday took to the streets and told any Trump supporter they could find that Trump had, at long last, released his tax returns. They then "asked them specific questions about these totally fictional tax returns in another edition of #LieWitnessNews." DON'T MISS:  Google’s Pixel phones look like the iPhone 7, so they must be really boring Many of the questions Trump supporters were asked were completely random and downright hilarious, including gems such as: "Was it legitimate for Donald Trump to write off all his marriages over the years as entertainment ?" and "The Donald Trump foundation donated $1000 to the legal defense fund for the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, is that okay?" Of course, the nonsensical answers and ridiculous justifications that these people on the street came up with is what truly makes the video shine. As evidenced below, apparently nothing that Trump does these days -- even hypothetically speaking -- comes as much of a surprise to anyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYpw2uAD9bg

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Full Force ahead: Though no plot details have been released, a writer has already been hired for the new movie.

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The company will start selling its new Xperia X Compact this weekend.

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[Cazadores de ofertas] La gigante de comercio ofrece hasta 34 por ciento de descuento en los celulares

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Getting to the BIOS configuration settings on modern PCs running Microsoft Windows 10 is not an intuitive process. Here is how you do it.

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Come early October, Google will launch its 2016 flagship phones: these are HTC-made, Pixel-branded premium smartphones that will run a customized version of Android and cost you quite a bit more than you're used to spending for a Google phone. They’ll also look very much like an iPhone 7 , at least the front side — not that it’s a bad thing at this point. While many of the specs and features of the Pixel and Pixel XL are already known, a new report says the phones won’t be able to handle water spills very well at all. If only Google had followed Apple's lead here and made the phones water-resistant, instead of following Apple's lead elsewhere . DON’T MISS:  7 ways Apple’s iPhone 7 is much better than any Samsung phone According to the well-informed blog  Android Police , a site that revealed many details about the two Pixel handsets, both the Pixel and Pixel XL will have an IP53 certification. The “5” in there says that your Pixel phone will be pretty safe from dust damage, as dust particles will have a hard time getting in it. The “3” says the Pixel isn’t even water-resistant at all, let alone waterproof. The rating indicates the phone will survive contact with water, as long as it’s held in an upright position at an angle that doesn't exceed 60 degrees from vertical while being sprayed with low-pressure water. So if the phone is placed horizontally on a table or counter and you spill water on it, you might be in trouble. In other words, as long as the phone’s ports do not come in contact with liquid, you should be safe. Comparatively, this year’s top phones including the Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7 series are water-resistant (ratings of IP68 and IP67, respectively), which means they can still function after being immersed in shallow water for a limited amount of time. So if you drop them in the pool, you’ll still be able to use them.

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A sequel to Beats over-ear wireless noise-canceling headphone isn't coming anytime soon, CNET has learned.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA will have a new distributor for its statistical information and its player tracking data starting in the 2017-18 season under a deal that will also spread real-time statistics to legal betting houses around the world.

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By Joseph Menn and John Walcott SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the probe told Reuters. The tools, which enable hackers to exploit software flaws in computer and communications systems from vendors such as Cisco Systems and Fortinet Inc, were dumped onto public websites last month by a group calling itself Shadow Brokers. The public release of the tools coincided with U.S. officials saying they had concluded that Russia or its proxies were responsible for hacking political party organizations in the run-up to the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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Now that time-honored tradition is coming to virtual reality thanks to myVR. Set to launch in October for Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR, this free app is a new take on social networking in virtual reality. Hoping to appeal to a wider audience outside of gamers and early adopters, myVR allows viewers to create interactive "rooms." Once created, the rooms act a hub where the owner can post video, news and music via feeds categorized under 21 customizable interests including entertainment, DIY, Sports, Tech News and Life Hacks.

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Lit hasn't even made its first motorcycle for the public, but it has developed a way for motorcycles to stay upright, obviously a main concern for any motorcycle owner and what could be keeping many drivers from opting for a street-legal, motorized two-wheeler. Lit's motorcycle, called the C-1, would be equipped with what the company calls a gyro stability system that uses a number of sensors that interpret information from the driver, the wheels and brakes to determine how to respond. As you might expect, this motorcycle is electric and would cost about $24,000, or potentially less, depending on state and local incentives for owning electric vehicles=.

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In a press release today (Sept. 22), Yahoo confirmed earlier reports of a massive data breach of its servers, disclosing that in 2014 someone had stolen users' names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and hashed passwords. Contrary to earlier reports, the data set contained 500 million accounts, not 200 million, making it the largest data breach on record. Yahoo said it believed the theft was performed by "a state-sponsored actor," as opposed to a criminal group or individual.

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Do you want to stream movies, play games, block ads and capture Pokemon, all from the comfort of your iPhone? Well, you're in store for quite a treat, as we've rounded up a selection of free apps that do all those things and more. And if you're quick, you might even be able to catch a few free apps from yesterday's post . MUST SEE:  New on Netflix: Every movie and TV show being added in October These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. VLC Streamer Normally $2.99. Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. VLC Streamer streams movies from your computer to your iDevice. Winner *Best Entertainment App* Chip.de. You can watch anything from your movie collection. No need for complex conversion processes. No need to manually transfer programs to your device. • Features include • - Free helper app gets you streaming quickly and allows you to browse local drives, and Windows network shares - Stream over wifi directly from your computer - Support for multiple resolutions and streaming quality levels - Customisable gesture controls - Live streaming of video after a few seconds of processing (assumes a reasonably powered computer) - Airplay support - TV Out support for iPad and iPhone4 - Easy to copy movies directly to your device for watching on the plane or out of the house. - Supports Windows, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Supports Mac OS 10.5 and above • System Requirements • - VLC Streamer will not play DRM protected videos. Videos from the iTunes store do include DRM. - VLC Streamer is designed to work on your local network, and the free helper app has to run on your Mac or PC. - Supports Windows, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. - Supports Mac OS 10.7 Intel and above. Download VLC Streamer AG Drive Normally $3.99. THE FUTURE IS NOW The boldest futuristic racer ever made is here! An epic vision of the future, AG Drive takes you on the ride of your life as you drive blazing fast anti-gravity race craft and race against opponents on spectacular tracks that dive over and under an Earth city of the future. FEATURES - Main Events and Quick Events: Play AG Drive as you wish - Quick or Big! - Enjoy different modes of play such as Single Race, Time Trial, Elimination, Cup, Speed Record, Duel, etc. - Multiple tracks with different settings: sunny, sunset, night, etc. - Ships with different skills - can you master them all! TECHNOLOGY The world of AG Drive is real and full of life - witness huge futuristic highway systems come to life, with air traffic filling the skies as spaceships land and take off, and spotlights sweep the skies. The stunning, unparalleled visuals of the world of AG Drive were possible to be realized only because of the ZORG 3D engine. SOUNDTRACK The game's mind-blowing original soundtrack is something never done before - an unprecedented collaboration between some of the biggest, most talented musicians spearheaded by none other than Ari Pulkkinen ("Aritunes" - soundtracks for Angry Birds, Resogun, Trine 1 & 2, Outland, etc.). END NOTE Born out of love for games like Wipeout and F-Zero, AG Drive has been a long time in the making, and is now ready to show you the future. AG Drive is a showcase to the world for what can be achieved when you combine true vision and passion with cutting-edge technological prowess. Download AG Drive Go Surf Normally $1.99. Eternally called by the song of the ocean, a surfer’s journey is never ending. You search the world over looking for that perfect ride. There's always one more wave to conquer. And now the endless wave is finally out there...All within the palm of your hand. Use your bodacious skills to break the record for the longest wave ever ridden. How far do you think you can go? Be careful however, throughout this beach-themed adventure you have to avoid a series of pitfalls. Crowds will attempt to get in your way, wipeouts are most certainly a hazard, and watch out for that which lurks beneath the water’s surface. Remember, the experienced surfer doesn't ever want to become shark bait. RESOURCES • Easy to learn, hard to master - tap and release surf game • Complete missions in which you can try new surfers with different styles • Perform aerial maneuvers to activate ghost mode • Bonus session - Advanced tube rides • Fluid and challenging physics-based game • Beautiful day and night backdrops • Original musical composition • Collect floating chips to increase your spending power in the surf shop • Challenge your friends in the Game Center Download Go Surf Stringly Normally $2.99. Stringly is a great way to save the little thoughts, snippets, and bits of information that we deal with everyday. The app sets aside all the complication of most note-taking apps while still remaining robust and powerful: Add photos and Markdown rich text to your words. Everything you type is synced to all your devices in real time. If you are looking for a powerful to store simple things, Stringly is perfect. Give it a try! Download Stringly Ads Blocker Normally $0.99. The most powerful FOUR-in-ONE content blocking App A centralized screen to control all 4 blockers Shortcut to Safari Settings – Included with the first-time tutorial Ad Blocker – Block ads, banners, popups, and annoying publishers Content Blocker - Disable images, fonts, and other things that slow pages Privacy Blocker – Prevent spying and advert trackers Whitelist Manager - powerful custom whitelists for users! Download Ads Blocker My Speed Track.er Normally $0.99. My Speed Track.er, a simple speedometer to test the speed of walking,driving or sailing. ***Features*** - Easy main interface to show different speedometers which are in different counting units. - Set your aim distance, the time you need to spend will be calculated according to your current speed. - Compass will guide you to the right direction. Please pay attention: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Download My Speed Track.er Easy Car Player Normally $1.99. Easy Car Player is a super easy music player for the iPhone. The main purpose is to have a player centered in the use in the car: very few and simple options to start as fast as possible one of your favorite playlists. Not a lot of options, no small typefaces. Only some few playlists selected from your general iTunes playlists and ordered as you want. The playlist are ever played randomly. When playing a song, a very simplified interface is shown: artwork, song title and album, in very big typeface. And for the control: stop / play, previous track and next track. In addition, we provide an app for the Apple Watch: you could control all the features of Easy Car Player from the watch. Finally, we have developed and interesting feature when we are in the car: hold that album. you can maintain the current playing album when tapping in the artist name (iPhone) or in the "hold" button (Watch). Current album continues playing until you deactivate the option. In that moment player go to the previous selected playlist. Features: - Easy player with very few distractive elements. - Select favorite playlists from your iTunes playlists collection. - Order, reorganize and select favorite playlists from the main screen of the app. Playlist are presented in a very big typeface to easy selection. Selecting a playlist start random playing of that list, immediately, avoiding distractions. - Control the basic playing elements: stop / play, previous an next song. - Control all elements from the Apple Watch. - Hold feature to maintain playing current album or turn back to your selected playlist. Download Easy Car Player Poke Location Finder Normally $0.99. Poke Finder is pokemon finding tool with known pokemon locations and encounter times submitted by active Pokemon GO players from all the world. Using Poke Finder is simple. You can automatically see all of the known pokemon locations around you by scrolling around the map or you can alternatively use the "Filter" button to select a specific pokemon you want to find. Download Poke Location Finder Moonlight Shot Normally $0.99. Moonlight Shot is simply the best photo editor for the iPhone. Moonlight Shot employs only the highest quality photo adjustments and does so with blinding speed. Want to take amazing photos? Stand out from the crowd - make your photos POP! Moonlight Shot will transform your photo experience into something truly memorable. Choose how you want to remember that great view from your trip, or that delicious meal you shared with a friend. With Moonlight Shot’s live filters, you can preview how your photos will look, before you even take the photo! Download Moonlight Shot

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign says a government plan to give up managing key operations of the internet poses a threat of outside censorship of online information. But such an outcome is highly unlikely.

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With the TV landscape populated with so many critically acclaimed and revered shows, keeping up with everything is practically impossible. As a result, viewers are increasingly becoming more discerning about what shows they choose to watch. After all, who has time to sit around and watch 4 hour-long episodes of a show that goes nowhere when there's so much quality programming to digest. As a result, when a particular TV show is recommended to someone, a common response is: "well how many episodes before it gets good?" It's a fair question, to be sure, because some shows need a bit more of a runway before getting off the ground and hooking users in. Interestingly enough, Netflix has all sorts of advanced algorithms underpinning its site and it knows, with startling detail, which episodes of which shows are the ones that lure users in for good. Believe it or not, there's even a name for this type of data: hooked episode research. According to Netflix, they determine which episode of a show is the lure  by determining which episode, upon completion, can maintain 70% of viewers for the duration of the season. DON'T MISS: 10 hidden gestures in iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone Speaking on the matter to Forbes , Netflix said: "From time to time we analyze data to look for new viewing patterns, habits and trends and unveil the findings and new ways of watching." What's particularly fascinating is that Netflix discovered that "viewing behavior is universal", which is to say that the same episode that gets viewers hooked in the United States is likely to be the same episode that gets viewers hooked in other countries as well. "We’ve always believed there is a universality to great stories,” Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland said. "The Internet allows us to share these stories with a global audience and what we see from the data is how similar our members watch and respond." Netflix didn't release all of their data, but they did provide a handy graphic which illustrates what their research found for particular shows.

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If you take a look at the recently released Elsewhere VR headset, you’ll see a slender set of Google Cardboard-style frames and an iOS app that adds 3D depth to flat images or video. Elsewhere’s app is based on a technology that instantly converts any picture or video — including your phone’s live camera feed — into stereoscopic 3D, when watched through a simple viewer that’s sold with the app. You can either load images and video directly to your phone, look at a curated feed of material (company co-founders Wendellen Li and Aza Raskin are partial to fractal videos), or see a 3D version of anything your phone’s camera captures.

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Grab the heavens and wear them with pride with a light-up skirt featuring over 250 sparkling LED stars.

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As protests grew in North Carolina over a police shooting of a black man, Facebook lets users check in as safe.

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Yahoo recently confirmed that a suspected breach in 2014 affected hundreds of millions of users, and was believed to be carried out by a 'state-sponsored actor.'

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo said hackers stole personal information from 500 million of its user accounts, a massive security breakdown it attributed to a "state sponsored actor." The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014.

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On Thursday, NuTonomy, an MIT-spinoff testing self-driving cars in Singapore, announced a partnership with Grab, the Uber of Southeast Asia. The partnership will allow NuTonomy to expand its public trial, which started several weeks before Uber launched its own public test in Pittsburgh on August 25th. Much like Uber’s self-driving test, select Grab users will get the chance to hail one of NuTonomy’s driverless vehicles by tapping the special “robo-car” icon in the Grab app.

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Legos are great, but they'd be way more fun if they could fly around. Flybrix is a company dedicated to getting our Legos in the air. Its "Make Your Own Drone Kit Using Lego" launched today and comes with everything you need to get your Lego drone in the air.

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The photo-sharing platform introduced ads one year ago, leveraging Facebook ad technology.

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El presidente ejecutivo, Bob Iger, dijo en un foro de inversionistas de Wall Street que la recaudación de la nueva película de 'Star Wars' será menor a lo recaudado por 'The Force Awakens'

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