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Facebook reportedly demonstrated 'informal interest' in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of 'creepy' behavior from its late co-founder

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt conference.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook at one point demonstrated “informal interest” in buying Intermedia Labs, the company responsible for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Street Journal reports. But Facebook‘s interest reportedly waned after Recode published an article describing allegations of inappropriate behavior by Intermedia […]

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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company – which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer – could one day be matched with your name by an unintended party. […]

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White spots on Ceres are evidence of ancient ice volcanoes erupting

This mosaic from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, of Cerealia Facula combines images obtained from altitudes as low as 22 miles (35 kilometers) above Ceres’ surface. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI NASA’s Dawn spacecraft went dark last year, but data collected by the craft is continuing to be used to make discoveries about the dwarf planet Ceres that it orbited. Ceres […]


MSI GS75 Stealth

[unable to retrieve full-text content] With a spiffy thin design, lots of pep for 1080p gaming, and surprising battery life, MSI’s GS75 Stealth is a solid early entry in the GeForce RTX gaming-laptop stakes. Latest Articles

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InSight has placed its heat probe, will dig 16 feet beneath the surface of Mars

NASA’s InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on the Martian surface on February 12. NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR Having placed its seismometer onto the Martian surface and covered it with a heat shield to keep it safe, NASA’s InSight mission has moved on to deploying its second instrument. New images […]