Psychiatric illnesses have more in common than we thought — which could be good news for treatment

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Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought. Not only are they linked through shared genes, the genetic mutations associated with them also work together to govern immunity, brain signaling, and genome function later in life, according to a Nature Neuroscience study. The new finding may mean that only one drug will be required to treat all these disorders in the future.

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Civilization designer Sid Meier announces new Starships strategy game

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Sid Meier is heading back to outer space. Following the release of last year’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, the famed designer has announced his Firaxis studio is working on another sci-fi strategy game called Sid Meier’s Starships. While Beyond Earth focused on what would happen when humans first left earth and started colonizing planets, Starships is set much farther in the future.

“An experience that focuses on starship design and combat.”

“What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars?” he said. “What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth? My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with…

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Amazon announces plans to make movies for theaters, Prime streaming

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Amazon Studios is going to start making movies, and you’ll be seeing them in theaters before they become available for streaming on Prime. Fresh off Golden Globe wins for its original series Transparent, the company today announced it will produce and acquire full-length feature films for theatrical release. Amazon Original Movies, which “focus on unique stories, voices, and characters from top and up-and-coming creators,” will become available to US Prime subscribers just 4 to 8 weeks after they premiere in theaters — a shorter transition to streaming than you’d see from the major movie studios.

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French Startup Dataiku Grabs $3.6M To Continue Developing Big Data Software

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Eiffel Tower at night. Dataiku, a French startup that makes software to help teams of data scientists process and make sense of big data, announced €3.2M in Series A funding today — that’s approximately $3.6M USD. Alven Capital and Serena Capital jointly led the round. The company’s product is called Data Science Studio, which provides soup-to-nuts services for data science teams. The software… Read More

Magzter Launches Magzter Gold, Offering Unlimited Access To 2,000+ Magazines For $9.99 A Month

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magzter Startup Magzter is already selling many magazines on the web and mobile devices, but it’s been focused on traditional purchase models — buying single issues, or annual subscriptions to individual titles. Now, with the launch of a new service called Magzter Gold, the company is embracing the all-you-can-read (or watch, or listen to) subscription model popularized by Netflix and… Read More

Amazon Studios To Produce Original Films For Theatrical Release

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amazon_instant_video Amazon Studios is apparently so happy with what it has accomplished in short, TV-style content that it is branching out to film – the creative wing of the ecommerce giant announced today that it will begin producing and acquiring original movies both for theatrical release, and for early window availability on Amazon Prime Instant Video. What that means is that Amazon’s own… Read More

HTC’s First Smartwatch To Launch Alongside The One M9 In March

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HTC-One-M8-4 HTC is said to be prepping a smartwatch for debut in March at MWC alongside its new One M9 flagship smartphone. The new smartwatch will tap into Under Armour’s fitness tracking software service, according to Bloomberg, but little else is known at this time about its design or features. The M9, however, is said to remember the M8 in terms of sign and looks, but will also feature… Read More

Today Is The Last Day To Buy Google Glass

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puppy-glass Google is ending the Glass experiment. After today, Google will stop selling the novel device — at least in its current form. Google insists the product is still in development and it’s highly likely that a new version will eventually be released.
News broke last week that the Google Glass will be pulled from the market and the project was spinning out of Google X skunkworks… Read More

Roll Your Own Pen-Test Linux

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You’re here because you want to build your own Debian-based Linux. This article is intended as a guide to building atop an existing pen-testing distribution to do so, in this case Kali, using Debian live-build.
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Have you ever wondered how to build your own pen-test Linux, like Kali? This article details the reasoning behind and…

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