The illustrated encyclopedia of the roman empire pdf

Securiosis - 2 hours 2 min ago
First serving in Spain, also part of the bill was the granting of Roman citizenship to Italian allies who had contributed ther fair share in the defeat of the barbarians. Italy in chaos, but he was not finished. The proposals were eventually accepted, Attacked the Roman province of Asia, a means the illustrated encyclopedia of […]
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Comic for August 18, 2017

Dilbert - 3 hours 55 min ago
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U.S. formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices

Technology News (Reuters) - 4 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed.
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Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords

Mashable - 4 hours 28 min ago

The leaks just keep coming.

The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven't let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn't include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely contains some information that the network wouldn't want out in the open. 

SEE ALSO: The HBO hackers just hit us with another huge data dump

Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account. Passwords for everything from @HBO, @GameOfThrones, and @WestworldHBO to various Instagram and Giphy accounts were in a text document provided to us by the so-called "Mr. Smith group." Read more...

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Facebook's AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent

Mashable - 4 hours 42 min ago

The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook's working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality.

According to a patent published Thursday, the device "may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements" and may "be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user's eyes."

SEE ALSO: Watch the weird new trailer for Oculus' first full-length VR movie

The so-called waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner, which is being developed by Facebook's virtual reality arm Oculus VR, could be used in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or a combination of the three. Read more...

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Pro tips: How to get the best photos of the solar eclipse with a phone or a camera

Mashable - 4 hours 49 min ago

People living across the continental U.S. will have a chance to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years next week on Aug. 21, so you might be thinking about taking some pics. 

An event of this scale won't happen again until 2316 so it's understandable to want to whip out your iPhone and start shooting. (Another total solar eclipse will take place in 2024, but it won't cross the entire contiguous U.S., like this one.) Slow down, though. There are some things you should think about before you point your smartphone skyward and start snapping away. After all, you shouldn't even be looking at the eclipse with your naked eyeRead more...

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NuTonomy hopes for second-quarter 2018 launch of paid Singapore self-driving car rides

Technology News (Reuters) - 5 hours 28 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving car startup NuTonomy and southeast Asian ride services partner Grab hope to turn a test pilot in Singapore into a paid, commercial service as soon as the second quarter of next year, NuTonomy Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma said on Friday.
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Live your laziest life with this super convenient charging pad

Mashable - 5 hours 39 min ago

You come home from work. It’s been a long day—you’re tired, you’re hungry, and of course, your phone has died. The last thing you want to do is go crawling on the floor, looking for the gosh-darn cord to plug your phone in. 

Enter the Qi Wireless Charging Pad. This slick device just hangs out enticingly on your countertop. All you have to do is drop your phone upon it, en route to flopping yourself on the nearest sofa

The charging pad works with recent-model Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, Google, and LG phones. But best of all, recent leaks have all but confirmed that upcoming iPhone models will finally work with Qi wireless chargers as well.  Read more...

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Upgrade your commute with this electric skateboard from the future

Mashable - 5 hours 45 min ago

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If you live anywhere near a city, you've likely seen a skateboarder flying past uphill at breakneck speed. No, this is not magic—these skaters are riding an electric longboard. And one of the most celebrated electric longboards on the street is this Yuneec EGo 2 Electric Longboard.

Featuring a 12mm, eight-layered composite wood deck to make it flexible and durable, speed modes to accommodate any rider, and a 400-watt motor, the EGo 2 will take you practically anywhere you need to go. And with a maximum riding range of 18 miles and a maximum speed of 12 MPH, you can get a day's worth of travel in without needing to recharge. Read more...

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The Essential Phone's gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones

Mashable - 5 hours 50 min ago

I've only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome.

I'm not going to repeat all of ways the phone's amazing or falls short (you can read my colleague Karissa Bell's review of the phone for that). Instead, I want to draw attention to the display because it's unlike anything I've seen on a phone and I already love it.

SEE ALSO: The Essential Phone's super slick, but it's no iPhone or Google Pixel killer

Since the original Samsung Galaxy Note pioneered the phablet in 2011, phone screens and consequently their bodies have grown. 

We all wanted bigger screens to read, watch videos, and play games, and so we dealt with the big-ass un-pocketable slabs of glass that phone makers released. Read more...

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The odds on Trump resigning just shifted, and not in his favor

Mashable - 5 hours 51 min ago

The odds aren't looking good for President Trump.

One word has been on everyone's lips this tumultuous week and for once it's not "impeachment" but rather "resignation" — and the possibility of Trump throwing in the towel is actually quite likely, if bookmakers' odds are to be believed.

SEE ALSO: What are the odds Twitter suspends Trump for ginning up the idea of nuclear war?

Tony Schwartz, ghost writer for The Art of the Deal and born-again Trump critic, was among those uttering the R-word Wednesday, when he tweeted a prediction. "Trump's presidency is effectively over," he wrote. "Would be amazed if he survives till the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner." Read more...

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Yes, Microsoft Office still matters — and here are all the skills you need

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:59

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You've probably had Microsoft Office on just about every computer you've ever owned. And so, you might think you know all there is to know. Except that's where you might be wrong.

Advanced Office proficiency is still a real and in-demand skill—and there's a lot more to know than just how to knock up a quick PowerPoint. 

SEE ALSO: Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

One of the best ways to take your skills up a notch is with online courses like the Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle. Read more...

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Dude's definition of 'role play' is not exactly what his Tinder match had in mind

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:54

It's not easy keeping up with every sex term out there. Just ask this guy on Reddit who had a slight miscommunication with his Tinder match. 

Reddit user notaninterestinguser posted a screenshot of his conversation with Rose, who might be a scam account, but who is apparently super into role play.

After Rose confirms that she's into a little fantasy on her bio, our guy takes her on a whole different kind of journey than she was probably expecting.

Not exactly the sexiest of role play scenarios, but sounds intriguing nonetheless.

Maybe not a match made in heaven, but you gotta love a guy who is willing to get creative. In the bedroom or otherwise.  Read more...

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Learn the graphic design skills you need to get hired

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:46

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Almost exactly ten years ago, the first-ever iPhone came into the world. And aside from, you know, revolutionizing communication—it caught on because it was so beautifully designed. It turns out that making things look amazing is harder than it seems, and a lot of its predecessors were pretty ugly.

Know what we mean? Then maybe you want to become a designer yourself. A good way to get started is with this aptly named Learn to Design Bundle. This bundle includes nine courses and 57 hours of instruction that will get you well on your way to becoming an in-demand, highly paid designer. Read more...

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Not excited about the eclipse yet? Check out this footage of a 1979 eclipse and try not to be awestruck

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:41

It is an irrefutable fact that solar eclipses are amazing.

SEE ALSO: I'll never care about your overhyped eclipse

And you don't have to do that much digging for proofGizmodo's Matt Novak shared this tweet today, which led me to searching for the above video. It's a 10-minute clip collection from ABC News' coverage of the last large-scale total solar eclipse to be seen in the lower 48 U.S. states. The event occurred in February of 1979, and the path of totality swept across five states.


That moment at around 6 minutes and 30 seconds in, when the sun hits totality above the Rockies and the crowd cheers, and the news anchors gasp is just... I'm awestruck. Read more...

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Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:41
(Reuters) - A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding.
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HBO has the most profitable app thanks to 'Game of Thrones'

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:36

HBO's app has set a new record and, of course, it's all because of Game of Thrones

The company's streaming app, HBO Now, has been the top-grossing app in the App Store for two days in a row now, beating out Netflix, Tinder, Candy Crush, and all the other apps that typically dominate the top of the charts.

SEE ALSO: Hackers say they stole 1.5 terabytes from HBO. Here's what that means.

It even just experienced its single best day ever. It's been more than a year since the app last reached the top. 

In case we needed more proof that the sudden surge has everything to do with Game of Thrones, new data from app analytics company Sensor Tower highlights just how much money HBO is pulling in from its streaming app. Read more...

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Fashionable and safe chickens wear little pink vests to cross the road

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:28

How did the chicken cross the road? By wearing a bright pink vest, of course!

A bed and breakfast in Perthshire, Scotland, gave their hens a makeover that's both fashionable and functional — they were given high-visibility vests for protection while they crossed the road.

Louise Lennox, owner of Glenshieling House on Hatton Road, Blairgowrie, shared this video on the Glenshieling House Facebook page of some of her chickens sporting their new garb while taking a stroll in the street.

SEE ALSO: Giant tortoise escapes the zoo, but doesn't make it very far

Did you know that fluorescent pink is this fall's hottest color? These hens are in the know. Read more...

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Friday Squid Blogging: Brittle Star Catches a Squid

Schneier on Security - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:27
Watch a brittle star catch a squid, and then lose it to another brittle star. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here.... Bruce Schneier
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Barclays put in sensors to see which bankers are at their desks

Mashable - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 23:16

Barclays has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks.

Managers were peppered with queries when investment bank staff in London discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to several Barclays employees who asked not to be identified speaking about their workplace. They turned out to be tracking devices called OccupEye, which use heat and motion sensors to record how long employees are spending at their posts.

There was a “phased roll-out” of the devices, and Barclays staff and the Unite union were notified before they were installed, although the bank did not send out a specific memo about them, according to spokesman Tom Hoskin. The Barclays employees said they don’t remember being informed about the boxes, but spokespeople for the bank said there have been no official human-resources complaints. Read more...

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