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George Lucas reveals his plan for Star Wars 7 through 9—and it was awful
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Enlarge Friday morning was going pretty well, all things considered. I was at my desk, editing some photos and having breakfast. Then Lee Hutchinson pinged me on Slack and ruined it all. “It’s even worse than we could have possibly imagined,” said my boss. “And, as Han Solo said, I can imagine a lot.” Accompanying […]

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Bipartisan pair of senators blast plan to end space station in seven years
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Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz, right, and Sen. Bill Nelson (background) both support extending ISS operations beyond 2025. (credit: NASA) At one point on Wednesday afternoon, US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned to his counterpart from Florida, Democrat Bill Nelson, and spoke of their mutual preference for continuing federal funding for the International Space Station throughout the […]

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Facebook Comes Up With a New Data Access Plan
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Facebook has announced an update to its policies for restricting data access on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also discussed some of Facebook’s new efforts to shore up user privacy protections in a 45-minute long Q&A with the media. Facebook’s changes will allow users to set privacy levels and limit automatic data sharing. The changes […]

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Facebook can’t catch a break: Medical data-sharing plan halted
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Enlarge (credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) Facebook has been in contact with “several major US hospitals” as part of now-cancelled plans to combine patients’ anonymized information with Facebook’s own user data as part of a research project However, according to CNBC, the plan has been “put on pause” in the wake of the […]

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SoftBank Group and Saudi Arabia plan to spend $200 billion building the world’s biggest solar power plant
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SoftBank Group Corp., known for splashy deals involving billions of dollars (see: its Vision Fund and investments in Uber and Didi), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia to build a $200 billion solar power plant. Expected to reach its full capacity of 200 gigawatts by 2030, the development will be the largest […]

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Roku lays out its plan to please cord cutters — and advertisers
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Now that Roku is a publicly traded company, it has to release quarterly updates about how things are going. Today in its first Q4 earnings release (PDF), the company said that revenue is up 28 percent from last year to $188 million, while the number…

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Facebook’s plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with 3D posts
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 What if you could digitally sculpt a 3D object and share it on Facebook, play with it in virtual reality, or insert it into your world with augmented reality? Facebook is polishing up stages one and two today after first debuting posts of interactive 3D models in News Feed in October that you can move […]

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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Has No Dedicated Money For Broadband
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Trump’s new 10-year plan for “rebuilding infrastructure in America” doesn’t contain any funding specifically earmarked for improving Internet access. Instead, the plan sets aside a pool of funding for numerous types of infrastructure projects, and broadband is one of the eligible categories. The plan’s $50 […]

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Verizon's lower-cost unlimited plan now works in Canada and Mexico
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Verizon's latest unlimited plans may have some undesirable… limits, but at least you won't have to pay for the more expensive plan the next time you're on a North American vacation. As of January 25th, the $75 Go Unlimited plan will include calling…

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