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Sorry, Comcast: Fox and Disney sign new merger deal, rejecting Comcast bid

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have struck a new merger agreement, with Fox's leadership having rejected Comcast's attempt to outbid Disney. Under the amended acquisition agreement announced today, Disney would buy Fox for $71.3 billion in...


Report: World trending to hit 50% renewables, 11% coal by 2050

(credit: Chauncey Davis) Bloomberg New Energy Finance released a new report this week that estimates how electricity generation will change out to 2050. The clean energy analysis firm estimates that in a mere 33 years, the world will generate almost 50 percent of its electricity from renewable en...


Tesla sues employee alleged to have stolen gigabytes of data

Enlarge / Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at a press conference at the Nevada State Capitol, September 4, 2014 in Carson City, Nevada. (credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images) On Wednesday, Tesla sued a former employee who worked in its Gigafactory in Nevada, accusing him of stealing trade se...


Microsoft staff call on company to end ICE contract

Enlarge / Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at the Microsoft Annual Shareholders Meeting in Bellevue, Washington, on November 30, 2016. (credit: Jason Redmond, Getty Images) Microsoft staff members are calling on CEO Satya Nadella to terminate the company's contract with Immigration and Cu...


PC Gaming on Linux: 7 Common Questions and Concerns Answered

You use a Windows PC, but you’ve been thinking about trying out Linux. The only problem: no games. After all, you can’t play games on Linux, right? Wrong! Anything you can do with a Windows computer, you can do with Linux. That includes watching and editing movies, playing local and stre...


The Best 18650 Battery and How to Avoid Buying Fakes

Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized portable devices. They’re in everything, from our smartphones and cameras to baby monitors, fitness gadgets, and flashlights. As battery technology has matured, cells that were once reserved for device manufacturers have found their way into consumer h...


5 Free Medicine and Pill Reminders for iPhone and Apple Watch

It’s amazing how easily you can forget to take your medicine. Whether you are just starting a new medication or are simply having trouble remembering, having a handy app that reminds you can be a huge help. With the gentle taps the Apple Watch provides along with your iPhone notifications, any...


How to Get IMDb Ratings in the Netflix App on Android

The Netflix app is notoriously tricky to navigate thanks to one of the most poorly designed search features ever. There’s no advanced search feature, no way to search by other users’ ratings, and no native way to browse the hundreds of categories (though you can use the secret Netflix co...


How to Filter and Apply Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature is one way in which it simply beats Google Docs. It’s an incredibly robust tool that most editors simply couldn’t live without—but it does have its quirks. A major pet peeve when it comes to using Microsoft Word’s markup features i...


Instagram's new long-form video hub, IGTV, expected to launch today

Instagram's long-form video hub is expected to launch today, and will be named IGTV. According to TechCrunch, the new channel will launch with clips from independent creators who have a sizeable following on Instagram, as well as professional "content houses".Videos are currently limited to 30 secon...

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