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US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

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Figures show the scale of family separations under a crackdown on illegal immigrants at the Mexico border.
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Google temporarily disables Android’s trusted places Smart Lock functionality (update)

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Google has temporarily disabled one aspect of Android’s Smart Lock functionality while it attempts to fix a nagging issue with the feature.

Smart Lock is part of Android’s suite of security features. It allows users to specify certain instances in which they don’t need to unlock their smartphone after the screen goes to sleep. One of those exceptions allowed Android users to assigned their home, workplace, as well as a host of other locations, as a “trusted place.” When Android detected it was in a trusted place, it would stay unlocked.

In April 2017, the trusted places functionality started to act strangely for some users, either working intermittently or not at all. One month later, Google said Android’s then latest Play Services update, v11, would fix the issue. Since then, the feature has continued to work inconsistently. Android’s latest Play Services update removes the feature completely.

No word yet on when Google plans to re-implement the feature, but here’s hoping it comes back soon; when it worked, trusted places was very convenient.

Source: Android Police

Update: as several readers have pointed out, Google has seemingly fixed the issue. For most Android users, the trusted places functionality should be back in working order.

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Would be good news if true. Great feature when it worked.
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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix Canada in June

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In June, Netflix Canada is set to gain Marvel Studio’s Thor: Ragnarok  and the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage as well as Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

June 1st

June 3rd

June 5th

June 8th

June 11th

June 12th

Champions [Netflix Original] (available to download)

June 14th

Marlon [Netflix Original] (available to download)

June 15th

June 16th

June 17th

  • Club de Cuervos presenta: La Balada [Netflix Original] (available to download)

June 18th

June 19th

June 22nd

June 24th

  • To Each, Her Own (Les Gouts et les couleurs) [Netflix Original] (available to download)
  • The Last Laugh (available to download) 

June 26th

June 29th

June 30th

Last chance to watch

  • A Little Chaos (06/01/2018)
  • Doctor Dolittle  (06/01/2018)
  • Fatal Attraction (06/01/2018)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (06/01/2018)
  • Ice Age: Collision Course  (06/01/2018)
  • Independence Day: resurgence  (06/01/2018)
  • Seventh Son  (06/01/2018)
  • Smokin’ Aces
  • Sherlock: series 3  (06/02/2018)
  • Unlocking Sherlock  (06/02/2018)
  • Born on the Fourth of July  (06/08/2018)
  • Knocked Up  (06/08/2018)
  • Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life  (06/08/2018)
  • Oz the Great and Powerful  (06/08/2018)
  • Varsity Blues (06/08/2018)
  • The Great Outdoors  (06/09/2018)
  • Miami Vice  (06/15/2018)
  • Shutter Island (06/15/2018)
  • Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War (06/16/2018)
  • True Grit (06/22/2018)
  • Uncle Buck (06/22/2018)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (06/29/2018)

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[Freebie Alert] The beautiful Monument Valley is free for the next 7 days

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Every time we see Monument Valley go free on the Play Store, we have to stop whatever we're doing for a second and let you know about it. The game is quite "old" at this point, but it still feels timeless. From the clean designs, engaging music, to the smart geometric puzzles and perspective-shifting environment, it is a delight. And if you've never played it before, now you can.

Monument Valley has dropped its price to zero, seemingly around the world.

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[Freebie Alert] The beautiful Monument Valley is free for the next 7 days was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Alan Turing’s contribution to chemistry used to filter salt water

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Enlarge / A reverse osmosis facility. (credit: South Florida Water District)

Alan Turing is rightly famed for his contributions to computer science. But one of his key concepts—an autonomous system that can generate complex behavior from a few simple rules—also has applications in unexpected places, like animal behavior. One area where Turing himself applied the concept is in chemistry, and he published a paper describing how a single chemical reaction could create complex patterns like stripes if certain conditions are met.

It took us decades to figure out how to actually implement Turing's ideas about chemistry, but we've managed to create a number of reactions that display the behaviors he described. And now, a team of Chinese researchers has figured out how to use them to make something practical: a highly efficient desalination membrane.

From hypothesis to chemistry

Many chemical reactions end up going to completion, with all the possible reactants doing their thing and producing a product that's distributed uniformly within the reaction chamber. But under the right conditions, some chemical reactions don't reach equilibrium. These reactions are what interested Turing, since they could generate complex patterns.

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Matt Mays, Thurs June 28

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Maxwell’s Concerts & Events & 107.5 Dave Rocks proudly present:
Matt Mays, Thursday June 28th!

Wsg: Modern Space

Tickets on-sale Friday April 27th at 10am
 
Doors open at 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm
19+, valid photo ID required
 
$25 advanced tickets + service charge

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