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  • newWhat Font Is Good
    It used to be that Comic Sans was the universally acknowledged “Bad Font,” —the #1 Choice of overly convivial, legally separated dads in menial white-collar low-level managerial jobs in mid-sized cities with mortgages and without hope everywher…
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  • newThe process of launching a nuclear missile is completely riveting
    This video is more intense and more suspenseful and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo and the retro-tech combined with its quaint f…
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  • newNo, It's Not Your Imagination -- Birds in the City Really Are Meaner
    Out in the country, birds are always singing happily. But in the city, they squawk and fly into your face. Now scientists say there’s actually a reason why city birds can be such aggressive jerks — and no, it’s not the same reason why urban hum…
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  • newNYC Is Razing and Rebuilding LGA, Everyone's Least Favorite Airport
    A panel of architects, engineers, planners, and lawmakers evaluating the future of America’s most-maligned airport released the results of their research to the public today. Their first recommendation: Tear it down!Read more...
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  • newSamsung's Next Galaxy Smartphone Will Be Announced August 13th
    That’s right. Samsung’s next smartphone is coming in less than three weeks. Given the time of year, it’s probably a new Galaxy Note . And we’re pretty sure you can expect a new version of Samsung’s Gear VR virtual reality headset attachmen…
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  • newThis Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station
    Drop an antacid into water here on Earth and you’ve got yourself a glass of fizzy water. Do the same thing up on the space station, and you’ve just made yourself a disco ball.Read more...
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  • newBesides Cilantro, What Foods Do You Find Absolutely Disgusting?
    Gizmodo staff got into a spirited debate about the most divisive of herbs, cilantro, sparked by the news that the U.S. imposed an import ban after human feces were found in cilantro fields outside Puebla, Mexico. Some of us despise cilantro; others w…
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  • newAre Kill Switches Really Enough to Deter Smartphone Thieves?  
    When California became the first state to require new smartphones to have a built-in kill switch—a way to disable and brick a device when it goes missing—it seemed like the days of rampant smartphone theft were finally over. After all, who would…
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  • newDoes Windows 10 Make Sense On a Big Touchscreen PC?
    I own a Dell XPS One 27—a giant touchscreen PC. It’s basically a huge 27-inch monitor with an entire computer crammed inside. The Windows equivalent of an iMac. I like the compact, integrated design so much I’ve bought two of them over the year…
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  • newNikon D810 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Camera?
    Last month, I took the Nikon D810 out on the Sierra High Route — one of the toughest adventures around. It got dirty, wet, and constantly banged around. Here’s how it performed.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:10pm -

TNW

  • newThe NSA will begin losing access to phone record metadata on November 29
    The NSA will soon lose access to phone records it is in possession of, but the data isn’t going away. On November 29, the agency can no longer reference the call logs or gather further data, but must keep it handy for ongoing litigation. After late…
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  • newMedium takes a stance against revenge porn and doxxing users
    If you thought you’d turn to Medium as a means to shame or harass others, think again. The site has changed its rules, and now prohibits acts of public shaming, revenge porn, and posting private information on others (doxxing). Medium says it thoug…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 9:16pm -
  • newPeriscope for iOS now lets you mute notifications and control language settings
    Periscope for iOS now lets you control which users you receive notifications from, and uses iOS’ Handoff so you can start watching a stream on one device and seamlessly transition to a different one later. A new mute feature lets you mute users tha…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:42pm -
  • newTwitter for iOS update enables interactive notifications
    Twitter for iOS is getting a small but useful update that should make the app a bit more convenient to use. First up, Twitter notifications are now more powerful, allowing you to favorite or reply to tweets while using other apps. The update takes ad…
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  • newFall in love with these gorgeous 8-bit GIFs of Japan
    Japan is a country caught between two worlds, blending together its feudal architecture and traditional ways with the fast-paced technology that is so core to its modern identity. Somehow, the series of GIFs developed by Tumblr user 1041uuu captures…
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  • newFocusMotion lets any wearable become your fitness trainer, no matter how obscure the exercise
    There are no shortage of fitness wearables on the market, but many of them do roughly the same thing in different packaging: Sleep tracking, motion detecting, heart rate measuring and the like. FocusMotion wants to be the “Siri for understanding hu…
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  • neweBay is killing its local delivery service and specialized apps
    Fans of eBay are about to have a much simpler experience. In a blog post,the company says it is shuttering services – including its on-demand delivery service eBay Now – and apps, such as eBay Valet. Also being culled: eBay Fashion (closing this…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 6:17pm -
  • newThis app makes it easy to move playlists from Spotify to Apple Music
    Moving playlists from Spotify to Apple Music isn’t as straightforward as it should be. Apple doesn’t offer an importer, so you’ll have to use a workaround. There are a couple of fiddly methods – one involving two apps and one that requires yo…
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  • newPSA: Do not sleep with your EE Power Bar charging next to you, this one caught fire
    Sleeping with electrical equipment plugged in and charging all around us might be normal for many people, but you probably know you shouldn’t really be doing it either, just in case something goes wrong. If you didn’t already know that, let thi…
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  • newThe pro guide to the perfect UX portfolio
    For UX and UI designers, your website is more than just descriptions of your work — it is your work. In a lot of cases, the site alone may determine whether or not you get hired, so do everything you can to make it perfect. Source: Julien Renvoyé…
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TechCrunch

  • newThe Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning
     Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning. Read More
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  • newSmithsonian’s Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off
     Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched moon dust. Armstrong would go down in history as the…
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  • newRestaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C
     Deliveroo, the ‘on-demand’ startup that offers food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out service, appears to be on somewhat of a roll. Today the company is disclosing $70 million in new funding, money it…
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  • newOpternative’s Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home
     The annoyance of going to the doctor keeps tons of people from finding out if they need glasses or updating their prescription. But it turns out you don’t need one of those giant multi-lens machines to do an eye exam. Opternative has passed its c…
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  • newPragueCrunch IV Is Coming
     PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve bee…
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  • newYC’s ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBM’s Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge
    As our body of legal knowledge, court rulings and laws becomes ever more complex, simple keyword searches won’t cut it for surfacing prior precedents and policies. That’s why the founders behind YC-backed ROSS Intelligence are using IBM’s Watso…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 9:36pm -
  • newNeglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security
     When it comes to data security, we hear a lot about how cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated or that cloud technology is full of risks. While these statements are true to some extent, both can be convenient excuses hiding a harsher truth…
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  • newTwitter’s Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff
     One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters you follow have just started a live…
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  • newEarnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours
     Have you recovered from last week? If not I forgive you — after that earnings deluge I think that we all need a break. However, tomorrow has two key earnings reports that will help set the camber of the current tech financial cycle. Read More…
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  • newEbay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps
     Following its split from PayPal last week, eBay announced this morning it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion and eBay Motors, and is retiring its on-demand delivery service eBay Now. On t…
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Mashable

  • newYou can buy Katy Perry's latest fragrance exclusively on Twitter
    Forget navigating a department store maze to get your hands on a bottle of Katy Perry perfume. The superstar singer has made sure her followers — dubbed KatyCats — can stay freshly spritzed without ever leaving the Twitter appFresh from throwing…
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  • newWhy it's amazing Pedro Martinez made the Hall of Fame on Sandra Bullock's birthday
    Major League Baseball icon, entertaining interview and Historically Great Pitcher Pedro Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday July 26, 2015 — which also happened to be the 51st birthday of actress Sandra BullockWhy would M…
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  • newFollow along with the OnePlus 2 virtual reality livestream
    The hype train ends tonight. At 7 p.m. PT, OnePlus will finally take the wraps off the highly anticipated smartphone OnePlus 2, the successor to last year's surprise hit, the OnePlus OneInstead of holding a special event and inviting the media, OneP…
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  • newKhloe Kardashian silences skeptics by releasing original version of magazine cover
    If a Kardashian appears on the cover of a magazine and people don't tweet about the shot being excessively photoshopped, did it even happen?Khole is this month's Complex Magazine cover star, and the reality star's sexy fitness-themed photoshoot is a…
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  • newNSA: We'll stop looking at old U.S. phone records in November
    The Obama administration has declared that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American phone records it collected under a controversial program — one that was leaked by former agenc…
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  • newStreet Fighter V's beta ended before it even began
    For Street Fighter fans eager to test the game's next generation, most didn't even get to throw their first punch.The much-touted public beta for Street Fighter V was canceled prematurally after days of connection issues made the game nigh unplayabl…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 11:54pm -
  • newChina's answer to the Tesla Model S: The Youxia X
    What happens when you combine a Tesla Model S with KITT from the TV show Knight Rider? Answer: The Youxia X.Chinese startup Youxia Motors announced its first ever production car, the all-electric X, at an event Sunday evening, according to Car News…
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  • new'General Hospital' fans underwhelmed by Anthony Geary's exit
    Monday was a big day in Port Charles. Long-running soap opera General Hospital bid farewell to Luke Spencer, who has been played by actor Anthony Geary for 37 yearsGeary's character was one half of the partnership at the center of one the most-watch…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 11:26pm -
  • newWatch an antacid tablet and water mix it up in weightlessness
    Astronauts on the International Space Station like to have fun tooA new video filmed using a 4K RED Epic Dragon camera and posted by NASA shows astronaut Terry Virts dissolving an antacid tablet in a blob of water floating in the microgravity of th…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 11:09pm -
  • newSamsung event invite teases the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
    Get ready for some new Samsung Galaxy devices.The Korean electronics giant sent out invitations to the press Monday for another one of its "Unpacked" events to be held on August 13 in New York city. The event will start at 11 a.m. ET.See also: Smar…
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Slashdot

  • newThe Factory of the World - Documentary On Manufacturing In Shenzhen
    szczys writes: This Hackaday documentary (video) looks at the changing ecosystem of manufacturing in the Pearl River Delta (Shenzhen, China) through interviews with product engineers involved with the MIT Media Lab manufacturing program, Finance prof…
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  • newEBay Is Shutting Down Its On-Demand Delivery Service
    An anonymous reader writes: It may come as no surprise but eBay made it official in a statement today; they are ending their on-demand delivery service eBay Now. The company also plans to end a number of mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBa…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 11:40pm -
  • newStudy: Certain Vaccines Could Make Diseases More Deadly
    sciencehabit writes: New research suggests that vaccines that don't make their hosts totally immune to a disease and incapable of spreading it to others might have a serious downside. According to a controversial study by Professor Andrew Read these…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:55pm -
  • new950 Million Android Phones Can Be Hijacked By Malicious Text Messages
    techtech writes: According to security firm Zimperium a flaw called "Stagefright" in Google's Android operating system can allow hackers take over a phone with a message even if the user doesn't open it. The vulnerability affects about 950 million An…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:11pm -
  • newGerman Scientists Confirm NASA's Controversial EM Drive
    MarkWhittington writes: Hacked Magazine reported that a group of German scientists believe that they have confirmed that the EM Drive, the propulsion device that uses microwaves rather than rocket fuel, provides thrust. The experimental results are b…
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  • newYou3dit is Working to Help Crowdsource 3D Design and Printing (Video)
    The example you3dit (You 3D It) person Chris McCoy uses in this video is a prosthetic hand they wanted to make because one of their people lost fingers in a construction accident. Instead of drawing up plans for a new hand, they searched online -- an…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:44pm -
  • newComputer Science Enrollments Match NASDAQ's Rises and Fall
    dcblogs writes: In March 2000, the NASDAQ composite index reached a historic high of 5,048, at just about the same time undergrad computer science enrollments hit a peak of nearly 24,000 students at PhD-granting institutions in the U.S. and Canada, a…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:00pm -
  • newSamsung Unveils the First Monitor That Can Wirelessly Charge Your Phone
    An anonymous reader writes: Samsung wants to reduce the number of cords in your house and has unveiled a new monitor that can wirelessly charge your smartphones. Called the SE370, Samsung says the monitor is the first of its kind to have this capabil…
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  • newGoogle Is Dropping Its Google+ Requirement Across All Products Including YouTube
    An anonymous reader writes: After years of plugging Google+ into all of its services, today Google announced that your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all its products. The company says it will take a few months for all the changes…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 6:35pm -
  • newRazer Acquires Ouya's Storefront and Technical Team
    An anonymous reader writes: The Ouya Android-based gaming console was one of Kickstarter's biggest successes — and one of the biggest letdowns for all the backers. The console never really took off, and the company behind it has limped along over t…
    - 8 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 5:52pm -

Endgadget

  • newIsraeli researchers compromise isolated network with dumbphones
    http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/27/israeli-researchers-compromise-isolated-network-with-dumbphones/Without a doubt, storing highly sensitive data on an internet-disconnected, "air-gapped" computer network is one of the best security measures an orga…
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  • newNASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K
    NASA's International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED's Epic Dragon, and it's more than a little eager to show off what this high-resolution gear can do. The agency has started posting 4K videos (sorry, no 6K ye…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 15, 12:21am -
  • newSamsung teases an August 13th event with a big, curvy Galaxy
    That rumor of Samsung holding a phone event in August to beat Apple to the punch? At least some of it is true. The Korean tech giant has announced a second Galaxy Unpacked event that will take place in New York City on August 13th. It's not saying mu…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 11:26pm -
  • newRhapsody for Android gets prettier, more powerful music controls
    Don't worry, Rhapsody isn't sitting idly by as it faces both fresh competition and renewed rivals. The streaming music service has rolled out a redesigned Android app (as well as a Napster counterpart) that brings some needed boosts to both the looks…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:37pm -
  • neweBay is shutting down its on-demand delivery service
    It was only a matter of time before eBay Now would be put out to pasture once and for all. But that's official as of today, eBay revealed in a statement about how it plans to simplify shopping for users. The company introduced its same-day, on-demand…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 9:48pm -
  • newFirefox wants your feedback on upcoming browser features
    Typically, you have to jump in with both feet if you want to shape web browser features -- you have to use early (read: buggy) releases and leap into the developer community. But what if you're happy with a stable version and just want to offer a bit…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:57pm -
  • newNext 'Splatoon' update will fix matchmaking, increase level cap
    Splatoon is easily Nintendo's breakaway game for 2015. The brightly colored post-apocalyptic third-person multiplayer shooter sold more than a million copies in its first month. It's tons of fun, but it also feels a little incomplete: the game launch…
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  • newWith Windows 10, Microsoft corrects the problems it created
    First released almost three years ago (and updated to 8.1 a year later), Windows 8 was a bet that didn't pay off. Bold -- or brash -- design decisions and a fundamental shift in UX led to a very slow uptake of the OS, and we're now just days away fro…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 8:00pm -
  • newMotorola's phones: a visual history
    Since 1984 Motorola has trotted out some of the most iconic and memorable mobile designs in the industry. Whether it's the StarTAC, RAZR V3 or the original Droid, Motorola consistently offers something unique through design. It even allows you to mak…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 7:45pm -
  • newNSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act
    The National Security Agency is apparently willing to make a clean break from the past now that the USA Freedom Act is forcing it to scale back its large-scale surveillance efforts. The organization now says that it won't analyze call metadata collec…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 7:21pm -

Popular Science

  • newYou Can Finally Play 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' in Virtual Reality
    In virtual reality you’ll soon be able to fight intergalactic battles, explore the inside of the human brain, and now you can take it back to grade school with a simple game of rock, paper, scissors.Leap Motion, the gesture-control device manu…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:53pm -
  • newSarcasm May Make You More Creative
    Sarcastic WolfKnow Your MemeThe Sarcastic Wolf--which emerged in 2013--shows a blank-eyed wolf, meant to embody sarcasm.If you've ever doled out a sarcastic joke to a sensitive friend, you know all too well the consequences of its crass nature.…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:47pm -
  • newUber Delivers Ice Cream By Drone In Shenzen
    Phantom 3 QuadcopterDJI, via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0Uber, the ever-expanding app-driven taxi alternative, has a keen eye for clever publicity. In Washington, DC, where the author resides, Uber has held multiple promotions involving the de…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:31pm -
  • newGerman Students Set New Electric Car Speed Record
    Here in the States we talk about 0-60-mph runs when it comes to discussing the specs and performance of your average performance machine. Across the pond, our enthusiast friends who smartly embrace the metric system, measure a nearly similar jau…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:26pm -
  • newVoyager’s Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud
    Golden RecordNASAWhen the twin Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977, they carried with them two Golden Records encoded with the sounds of Earth. As the spacecraft flew past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and out to the edge of interstellar spa…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 10:23pm -
  • newScientists Can Now Turn Organic Cells Into Tiny Lasers
    Matjaž Humar and Seok Hyun YunScientists injected cells with polystyrene beads (green), to make them into tiny lasers.In the past few months we’ve seen laser internet in the sky and laser-generated holograms, but now lasers are going where th…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Jul 15, 9:57pm -
  • newWatch The Royal Navy Launch A 3D Printed Drone From Ship
    Firing 3D Printed Rocket BoostersRaytheonBefore the first warship ever set sail, its crew was faced with a serious constraint: limited space. Through centuries, navies have improved on that front, with dense foods, hammocks or bunkbeds layered t…
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  • newFinding Out How Boa Constrictors Kill (It's Not How You Think)
    Boa ConstrictorChristian Mehlführer (Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MC_Haiti-Boa.jpg#/media/File:MC_Haiti-Boa.jpgIt’s a nighmarish situation: A gigantic snake slowly curls around your b…
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  • newWatch Mythbusters Slice Open A Chicken With A Drone Rotor
    Can a hobby drone by itself kill a person? Not an armed, military drone; those we already know can kill humans, and have done so in the thousands, but an off-the-shelf, commercial drone, without any additional armament. Even with the historical…
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  • newFlood-proof Testing

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