Going to space is a real pain in the back

A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a new study.


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How to protect your #Apple iCloud account

Worried about hackers destroying your iCloud music, pictures, and documents? Here are three things you should do right now.
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In platform versus partner, competition gets more intense

As their hardware businesses grow, big tech OS licensors are more willing to cut into the sales of their licensees’ products.
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Senate Committee recommends Centrelink reassess previous robo-debts

With approximately 20,000 letters sent out per week, the Senate Committee has requested that the department reassess debts that have been previously raised and potentially incorrectly paid, and pause the debt collection process until it is satisfied welfare recipients have been correctly billed.
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Tim Cook says Apples car project is the mother of all AI projects

 In a very brief interview with Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company has been working on an Apple car. This isn’t the first time Apple talked about the company’s ongoing work in the car industry. Cook described Apple’s car project as the combination of three different factors — self-driving cars, electric vehicles and ride-sharing. Those three… Read More

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#Microsoft buys security-automation vendor Hexadite

Microsoft plans to beef up its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service in Windows 10 with its purchase of Hexadite.
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Government suggests expanding telco infrastructure powers

The sizes and types of major telecommunications infrastructure that can be built and maintained under the powers and immunities held by telcos are set to expand under changes proposed by the government.
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Brookstones all-weather Big Blue Party Wi-Fi Speaker sounds great and has Chromecast

 In case a certain recent product unveiling got you hankering for a connected speaker with impressive, room-filling audio performance, you’re in luck: The Brookstone Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Wireless Wi-Fi Speaker is exactly that, and you can buy one right now. Plus, it’s available for less than the price of that other speaker — even when it does eventually go on sale. Read More

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Five #Apple products that are headed for the scrapheap

As Apple more and more morphs into a smartphone company (albeit a wildly profitable smartphone company), a number of products in the Apple lineup are being allowed to wither and die. Here are five Apple products that are on the endangered list.
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Samsung Galaxy #Book first look: A Surface Pro competitor with keyboard and stylus included

Samsung’s latest Windows 10 offering is naturally compared to the Microsoft Surface Pro. One major difference is that the Galaxy Book comes with a keyboard in the box. It also has a longer battery life than the Surface Pro 4.
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