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Hands on with the new Instagram Universal Windows app

After speculation over the weekend, Instagram finally released their universal Windows app today as a public beta. How to do that? To report issues, users have to physically shake their phones, which brings up the feedback interface. Editing photographs with free, custom-designed filters. Improve photos with 10 advanced creative tools to change brightness, contrast and saturation as well as shadows, highlights and perspective .

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MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date Soon As Current Laptop Received Discounts

Surely, this is a sign that the MacBook Pro 2016 will be happening quite soon. On the other hand, buyers can wait still but realize huge savings by opting for the current MacBook Air models, which for sure will see huge discounts the moment the replacements start coming in.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's "Year in Space" comes to an end

He was able to experience the Earth from perspectives not available to those confined to the surface below, stating that Earth's atmosphere "looks very, very fragile" from space. "You can't call up to the space station, you can only call down...It might seem like a small thing but I think to him...that's really important". "You've got to shoot them with your finger.

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Why Scott Kelly's return to Earth is like an epic bad hangover

They won't actually know for a while: it will take at least a year for Kelly's data to be analyzed, NASA scientists said. Despite the busy schedule, he has had the opportunity to take a dip in his pool and have a family dinner, two things he said he wanted to do as soon as he got back to Earth.

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MIT's new 5-atom quantum computer could make today's encryption obsolete

A paper published today in Science describes a five-atom quantum computer that can factor numbers - that is, start with a number and find numbers that, when multiplied, equal that first number. The new quantum computer was able to solve a mathematical problem. With a Massachusetts Institute of Technology team's latest breakthrough, quantum computers are closer than ever to crack systems that rely on classical encryption technology, which is based on factoring, or finding the ...

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Sick After Space Mission

Like other astronauts, he got taller in space. But he lost it nearly as soon as he stood on solid ground. Backing away from the vessel, he said, the scope of the mission began to sink in: 340 days on a 15-year-old space station which is "a million pounds, the size of a football field, the internal volume, some say, of a six-bedroom house".