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Divide Your Rent Fairly http://nyti.ms/2bTmP7Q

When you’re sharing an apartment with roommates, it can be a challenge to decide who takes which bedroom, and at what price. Sit down with your roommates and use the calculator below to find the fair division. The New York Times

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An Email Scam Cost One of Europe’s Biggest Companies $40 Million

Earlier this month, Leoni AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wires and electrical cables, informed investors that the German company lost almost 40 million euros (or about $44.6 million) to online scammers. Today, we finally know how: According to investigators, the thieves simply spoofed emails to look like official payment requests, a tactic known as “CEO fraud.”

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HP Put a PC Into a 360-Degree Speaker

The days of the traditional box-y desktop are numbered. Apple’s Mac Pro
and Cyberpower’s Fang Trinity proved that desktops could come in strange shapes. Now HP is grabbing a piece of the new funky shaped pie with the HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice.

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Sphero’s BB-8 Controlling Force Band Now Lets You Wield an Imaginary Lightsaber Too

Sphero’s Force Band accessory has come a long way since it was first revealed at CES
back in January. But now that the design and feature list has been finalized, calling it an accessory doesn’t do the wearable justice. It can do a lot more than just control the Sphero BB-8 toy, even if you don’t have a tiny droid.

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Tell Us Your Best Story About Exploding Technology

Earlier today, Samsung delayed shipments
of its Galaxy Note 7
, allegedly due to (unconfirmed) reports that the phone had been exploding when charging. One of the instances was possibly due to charging the device with a cheap USB-C cable, which can wreck havoc on your electronics.

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Half the Population Will Click On Random-Ass Links

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany conducted a study that sent out 1,700 emails that simulated a phishing scam, and made an unfortunate discovery: around half of the participants, even ones that claimed to be aware of such security risks, clicked on the links.

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Everyone Involved in This $1.8 Million Grumpy Cat Lawsuit Sucks Except for the Cat

The value of internet celebrity is hard to assess, but a new motion filed by the owners of the animal star known as Grumpy Cat seeks to do just that. In it, the holders of the “GRUMPY CAT” trademark have asked a court to triple a requested $600,000 award over alleged copyright infringement of a goddamn cat.

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Two-Year-Old Prodigy Finds Viciously Perfect Solution to the Trolley Problem

The trolley problem is a classic thought experiment in ethics, which asks you to imagine a trolley headed toward a track that five people are bound to. If you pull a lever, you can redirect the trolley to another track, where one person is bound. Do you do nothing at all and watch five people die? Or pull the lever, change fate and be personally responsible for the death of one person?

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