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36 of 50 States Have Installed Sensors at 'Elections Infrastructure Level' To Monitor Computer Systems Managing Voter Data or Devices  

A majority of U.S. states has adopted technology that allows the federal government to see inside state computer systems managing voter data or voting devices in order to root out hackers. From a report: Two years after Russian hackers breached voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona, most states have begun using the government-approved equipment, according to three sources with knowledge of the deployment. Voter registration databases are used to verify the identity of voters when

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2018-08-16 18:00:00



Debian Linux Turns 25  

BrianFagioli writes: Debian is one of the most important open source projects ever. The Debian Linux operating system is extremely popular in its own right, but also, it is used as the base for countless other distributions. Ubuntu, for instance -- one of the most-used distros -- is Debian-based. Even Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, also has a Debian edition. Not to mention, Raspbian -- the official Raspberry Pi OS -- which is based on Debian too. Today, Debian is celebrating a very import

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2018-08-16 17:20:00



NYU Offers Full-Tuition Scholarships for All Medical Students  

New York University said Thursday that it will cover tuition for all its medical students regardless of their financial situation, a first among the nation's major medical schools and an attempt to expand career options for graduates who won't be saddled with six-figure debt [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled]. From a report: School officials worry that rising tuition and soaring loan balances are pushing new doctors into high-paying fields and contributing to a shortage of researchers an

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2018-08-16 16:40:00



Melbourne Teen Hacked Into Apple's Secure Computer Network, Court Told  

A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple's secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI. From a report: The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple's mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer. The Children's Court heard on Thursday that he had downloaded 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts. His off

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2018-08-16 16:00:00



To Catch A Robber, The FBI Attempted An Unprecedented Grab For Google Location Data  

Back in March, as it investigated a spate of armed robberies across Portland, Maine, the FBI made an astonishing, unprecedented request of Google, Forbes reports. The feds wanted the tech giant to find all users of its services who'd been within the vicinity of at least two of nine of those robberies. They limited the search to within 30-minute timeframes around when the crimes were committed. But the request covered a total space of 45 hectares and could've included anyone with an Android or iP

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2018-08-16 15:20:00



China's 'First Fully Homegrown' Web Browser, Used By Key Government Bodies, Under Fire For 'Heavily' Copying Google Chrome Files  

Redcore, a Chinese start-up that claims to have produced a homegrown browser used by key government bodies and state-run companies, has come under fire after users discovered its software was heavily based on Google's Chrome browser [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: The company, which says it has created "innovative and world-leading" browser technology, came under scrutiny on Thursday when users looked through the browser's installation directory and

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2018-08-16 14:40:00



Trump, Seeking To Relax Rules on US Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive  

President Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum dictating how and when the U.S. government can deploy cyberweapons against its adversaries, in an effort to loosen restrictions on such operations [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], WSJ reports. From the report: Mr. Trump signed an order on Wednesday reversing the classified rules, known as Presidential Policy Directive 20, that had mapped out an elaborate interagency process that must be followed before U.S. use o

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2018-08-16 14:00:00



Slack is down, take the rest of the day off  

No, it’s not just you. Slack is experiencing issues, as noted on the company’s status page. The issues appear to largely be focused on its Workspace/Org Administration service. We here at TechCrunch HQ East are no longer able to send one another direct messages, and honestly the idea of swiveling our chairs around to speak to […]

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2018-08-16 13:51:26



Google Releases a Searchable Database of US Political Ads  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: In an effort to provide more transparency and deliver on a promise to Congress, Google just published an archive of political ads that have run on its platform. Google's new database, which it calls the Ad Library, is searchable through a dedicated launch page. Anyone can search for and filter ads, viewing them by candidate name or advertiser, spend, the dates the ads were live, impressions and type. For anyone looking for the biggest ad budge

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2018-08-16 13:00:00



10 things we learned about Mark Wahlberg in 10 minutes - CNET  

The Mile 22 star chats with CNET about his latest film, his sleep routine, his FaceTime habits and how much he crams into a single day.

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2018-08-16 12:41:35



Virgin Orbit will fly rockets from the UK video - CNET  

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit says it will fly its space tourism rockets from Cornwall Airport Newquay.

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2018-08-16 12:22:05



Australian teenager hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts  

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

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2018-08-16 12:16:43



Report: After Taking a Meeting With James Gunn, Disney Still Isn't Bringing Him Back for Guardians Vol. 3  

In the wake of Marvel cutting James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after controversial tweets of his were resurfaced by alt-right figures, the film's tight-knit cast has been openly advocating for the studio to bring the director back. Long story short? Still not gonna happen.Read more...

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2018-08-16 12:13:11



Beetle Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber Was an Early Pollinator   

Amber fossils containing bugs are nothing new, but the discovery of a beautifully preserved Cretaceous Period beetle with bits of pollen still around it is changing what we know about the planet's earliest pollinating insects. Read more...

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2018-08-16 11:48:31



Gamescom 2018: Slim is in for Asus' ROG gaming laptops - CNET  

The new Zephyrus S is crazy thin with bezels to match, and the 17-inch Strix Scar series has the skinniest bezels in its class.

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2018-08-16 11:40:44



Thursday's Best Deals: Custom Suits, Electric Smoker, Affordable iPads, and More  

Discounted iPads, $10 off motor oil, and $299 custom suits lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web. Read more...

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2018-08-16 11:20:10



Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits  

Google's rebranding of its cloud storage service from Google Drive to Google One has taken a major leap forward, with the tech giant now allowing anyone in the United States to sign up for the plan, not just users already paying for online storage capacity.

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2018-08-16 11:01:31



Arm wants to power your next laptop  

Arm, the company that designs the chips that power virtually every smartphone and IoT device, published its roadmap for the next two years today. That’s the first time Arm has done so and the reason for this move, it seems, is that the company wants to highlight its ambitions to get its chips into laptops. […]

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2018-08-16 10:44:30



More Than 70 People Overdosed on Synthetic Weed in Connecticut This Week  

Synthetic cannabinoids are behind yet another mass overdose in the U.S. More than 70 people in New Haven, Connecticut suffered overdoses thought to be caused by the lab-made drug known as K2 within the span of a day, NBC Connecticut reported Wednesday. As a result, 72 people were sent to a hospital to be checked out,…Read more...

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2018-08-16 10:25:44



Digging Mongolia: Hunting for fossils with Infiniti and trick archaeological tech - Roadshow  

With Infiniti steeds and the latest 3D mapping tech, we set out to find dinosaur bones in the vast Gobi Desert.

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2018-08-16 10:23:25



This Smart Soundbar Is an Ugly Attempt at an Interesting Idea  

Smart soundbars are an interesting idea. They're like smart speakers, except they work with your TV, so you can use your voice like a remote control. Neat! In January, Polk wowed CES attendees with its new Command Bar. Put bluntly, this smart device is a big honking soundbar with an Amazon Echo Dot stuffed inside of…Read more...

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2018-08-16 10:09:21



Pininfarina is developing its own 250-mph all-electric hypercar - Roadshow  

The carbon-fiber car has a claimed driving range of 300 miles.

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2018-08-16 10:05:53



Crimson Hexagon regains Facebook data access  

Analytics company Crimson Hexagon says Facebook has reinstated its data access to Facebook and Instagram. That access was suspended last month, with Facebook saying it was investigating whether the company had violated any of its data use policies. (The social network, of course, has been dealing with the fallout from a separate controversy over user […]

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2018-08-16 10:05:10



Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, dies at 76 - CNET  

Her career spanned more than six decades and included hits like Respect and A Natural Woman.

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2018-08-16 10:05:10



Twitter suspends Alex Jones, Cortana and Alexa make friends video - CNET  

Today's major tech stories include Twitter suspending Alex Jones, Cortana and Alexa becoming friends on a number of devices and hundreds of Instagram users getting hacked.

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2018-08-16 10:04:02



Did Apple Secretly Crush An App Store Competitor In Japan?  

According to Nikkei, Japan's Fair Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple improperly pressured Yahoo Japan to shut down a game streaming platform that competed with the iOS App Store. "Yahoo Japan's Game Plus service allowed people to stream full games made for other platforms and to play HTML5 games on mobile phones, which would have allowed iPhone owners to get games without going through the App Store," reports The Verge. From the report: Nikkei reports that Yahoo Japan slashed the pro

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2018-08-16 10:00:00



APR turned this VW Atlas into a beast of an SUV - Roadshow  

With 350 horsepower on tap, mall crawling never felt so badass.

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2018-08-16 09:48:53



Walmart's Running a Couple of Really Solid iPad Deals Right Now  

Apple hasn't updated the iPad Mini 4 in a few years, but if you don't need the latest and greatest processor, and you prefer the smaller footprint, Walmart's taking $100 off the 128GB model today, the best price we've ever seen.Read more...

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2018-08-16 09:46:41



My 25 Favorite Switch Games To Play With A D-Pad  

I have 34 games downloaded onto my Nintendo Switch which do not require the player to ever use either analog stick.Read more...

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2018-08-16 09:44:27



T-Mobile launches 30-day free trials in Atlanta, Austin & Boston  

T-Mobile on Thursday began offering trial subscriptions in three U.S. cities, letting new customers test the carrier's network without having to commit to switching.

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2018-08-16 09:25:02



Elon Musk's Boring Company pitches underground tunnel to Dodger Stadium - CNET  

The Dugout Loop would connect Los Angeles neighborhoods to the stadium, with $1 fares.

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2018-08-16 09:10:48



Tonal launches at-home digital strength-training system  

If you want to have a brutal workout from the comfort of your own home — and have about $3,000 to spend — look no further. Tonal, a strength-training system powered by electromagnetism resistance technology and machine learning, is launching today to let you get ripped and in shape without having to go to the […]

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2018-08-16 09:05:30



iPhone SE 2: Rumored specs, leaks, price, release date - CNET  

Apple might release a sequel to its scrappy iPhone SE "budget" phone. Here's what we know.

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2018-08-16 08:41:30



The Boring Company proposes hyperloop to Dodger Stadium  

The Boring Company announced a proposal yesterday to construct a 3.6 mile hyperloop to carry fans from the city directly to Dodger Stadium in less than four minutes for about $1. This proposed loop, called the "Dugout Loop," would run from Dodger Stadium to privately owned Boring Co. property in either the Los Feliz, East Hollywood or Rampart Village neighborhoods.

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2018-08-16 08:40:33



The Samsung Note 9 Shows How Important Smartphone Cooling Has Become  

Recently, sentiment has been growing that smartphones aren't as exciting as they used to be, and to a certain extent, that's true. Smartphones have been getting faster, their cameras have gotten sharper, and their displays have gotten bigger, but at the same time, they are more or less the same rectangular pocket…Read more...

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2018-08-16 08:21:54



Google Firebase adds in-app messaging, JIRA integration, new reports and more  

Firebase is now Google’s default platform for app developers, and over the course of the last four years since it was acquired, the service has greatly expanded its feature set and integrations with Google services. Today, it’s rolling out yet another batch of updates that bring new features, deeper integrations and a few design updates […]

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2018-08-16 08:16:41



Voices in AI – Episode 63: A Conversation with Hillery Hunter  

About this Episode Episode 63 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Hillery Hunter discuss AI, deep learning, power efficiency,…

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2018-08-16 08:05:46



Tim Cook honors the late Aretha Franklin  

After the passing Thursday morning of the legendary Queen of Soul, Apple's CEO says "her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world."

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2018-08-16 08:05:42



SNES.party lets you play Super Nintendo with your friends  

Hot on the heels of the wonderful NES.party comes Haukur Rosinkranz’s SNES.party, a site that lets you play Super Nintendo with all your buds. Rosinkranz is Icelandic but lives in Berlin now. He made NES.party a year ago while experimenting with WebRTC and WebSockets and he updated his software to support the SNES. “The reason […]

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2018-08-16 07:58:17



MoviePass users can't see Crazy Rich Asians till Sunday because they pick the movies now - CNET  

MoviePass now decides which six movies you can choose from each day. Whee!

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2018-08-16 07:36:17



MacBook Air: Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way?  

A refresh of the MacBook Air to celebrate a decade of sales could rejuvenate a MacBook model that has seemingly been left behind. Could Apple be planning to update the MacBook Air, and if so, what changes are on the cards?

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2018-08-16 07:32:14



How to choose the right headphones video - CNET  

There are so many types of headphones...which ones are right for you?

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2018-08-16 07:21:04



Arm promises massive speed boost for Intel-shunning laptops - CNET  

A fast PC with all-day battery life and 5G network access sounds great, but it might not be easy to deliver.

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2018-08-16 07:10:15



Child Drownings In Germany Linked To Parents' Obsession With Mobile Phones  

The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) has made a direct connection between children getting into difficulty in the water and parents being too busy on their mobile phones to notice. More than 300 people have drowned in Germany so far this year. The Guardian reports: "Too few parents and grandparents are heeding the advice: when your children and grandchildren are in the water, put your smartphone away," Achim Wiese, the DLRG's spokesman, said. "We're experiencing on a daily basis that people t

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2018-08-16 07:00:00



Asus Thinks It's Made the Thinnest Gaming Laptops Ever  

Asus believes it's made a big 15-inch and a giant 17-inch gaming laptop you'll actually want to carry around with you.Read more...

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2018-08-16 06:40:57



Chinese hackers targeted US agencies during trade talks - CNET  

Researchers found Chinese hackers trying to access multiple agencies in Alaska.

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2018-08-16 06:39:52



2 Members of the Secret Six Are Making Their Way to DC's TV Universes  

Nicolas Cage discusses his role in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Jasmine's finally going to get a solo song thanks to Disney's live-action Aladdin, and some behind-the-scenes drama from Child's Play. Plus, more members of DC Comics' Secret Six may be making their way to live-action soon. Duck! Spoilers ahead!Read more...

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2018-08-16 06:31:14



Google One is more proof of commoditization of consumer cloud storage  

We have long known that the price of cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive have been getting cheaper over time. Yesterday’s launch of Google One in the U.S. dropped the price for Google storage even further, cutting the cost per terabyte per month in half, driving this point home even more clearly. […]

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2018-08-16 06:28:57



Improved keyless entry system could replace car key fob with iPhone  

Apple wants iPhone owners to be able to use their mobile devices as alternatives to a keyless entry system for their car, with a proposal that would let users unlock and start a vehicle simply by bringing their mobile device with them to the driving seat.

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2018-08-16 06:12:39



Cisco's $2.35 billion Duo acquisition front and center at earnings call  

When Cisco bought Ann Arbor, Michigan security company, Duo for a whopping $2.35 billion earlier this month, it showed the growing value of security and security startups in the view of traditional tech companies like Cisco. In yesterday’s earnings report, even before the ink had dried on the Duo acquisition contract, Cisco was reporting that its […]

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2018-08-16 06:11:39



Turn Your Xbox Controller into a Racing Wheel With This Clever, 3D-Printed Upgrade  

Mastering a racing game is a lot easier with your hands on a steering wheel instead of a tiny thumbstick, but after shelling out hundreds of dollars on a console and $60 on a game, do you really want to cough up another c-note for a racing wheel? If you've got access to a 3D printer, you could make this cheap rack and…Read more...

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2018-08-16 06:03:58



Next-Gen Baggies Are Transforming Legal Weed  

After a recent trip to her local dispensary, my mom recalled how, when she was young, black-market cannabis was really only available by the "lid"—usually, a sandwich bag partly filled with ground-up plant, the official size of which tended to vary. Today, she can choose rich, cleverly named buds by the gram or…Read more...

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2018-08-16 06:03:49



New WordPress policy allows it to shut down blogs of Sandy Hook deniers  

WordPress has taken down a handful alt-right blogs, according to several complaints from affected blog owners and readers who claim the sites were removed from WordPress.com, despite not being in violation of the company’s Terms of Service. Some site owners also said they were not notified of the shutdown in advance and have lost their […]

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2018-08-16 05:50:18



Amazon's Alexa is going to college - CNET  

Saint Louis University is putting an Echo Dot in every dorm room and campus apartment.

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2018-08-16 05:37:55



Watch Apple Park's massive motorized cafeteria doors open in this video  

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a rare glimpse at Apple Park's inner workings on Wednesday with a video showing off the facility's cafeteria doors, two massive, motorized floor-to-ceiling glass panels that slide open for natural building ventilation.

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2018-08-16 05:34:14



Facebook says birthday fundraisers have raised more than $300 million over the past year  

Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their choice. About 750,000 non-profits currently have access to Facebook's fundraising tools (but not every user, […]

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2018-08-16 05:28:45



Infiniti Prototype 10 Pebble Beach concept teased in full-body sketch - Roadshow  

It's a speedster, and a gnarly one, at that.

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2018-08-16 05:26:55



Fortnite Season 5, week 6 challenges and how to complete them - CNET  

Some of this week's challenges are a little different, but you'll get them quickly if you know where to go.

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2018-08-16 04:56:05



Credit Karma acquires mortgage platform Approved  

Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice (mostly to millennials), is getting into the mortgage business. The company today announced that it has acquired Approved, a mortgage platform that brings modern technology to a process that even today often still involves faxing documents back and forth. The […]

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2018-08-16 04:55:45



Preorders open for the GLAS thermostat by Johnson Controls - CNET  

The Cortana-powered GLAS smart thermostat is now available for preorder.

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2018-08-16 04:52:23



The company behind BarkBox is opening an 'outdoor clubhouse' for Nashville's dogs  

Bark, the company behind the BarkBox subscription for dog treats and toys, is planning to open what it calls its first BarkPark in Nashville. It sounds like the goal is to create a space that combines a dog park with a coffee shop or other hangout spot for humans. “I was out with friends, we’re […]

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2018-08-16 04:43:53



Nuro and Kroger are deploying self-driving cars for grocery delivery in Arizona today  

Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with Kroger to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. This comes a couple of months after Nuro and Kroger announced their partnership to offer same-day deliveries. This pilot will serve a single Fry’s Food and Drug location in Scottsdale starting today. Customers […]

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2018-08-16 04:43:45



How to Watch Ajit Pai Get Grilled by Congress Over Made-Up FCC Cyberattack  

On Thursday, Ajit Pai will have his first appearance before a Senate oversight committee since an internal report revealed the FCC has been falsely claiming its comment system was hit by a cyberattack last year. It's going to be good and you can watch it live this morning starting at 10am Eastern.Read more...

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2018-08-16 04:36:59



Please Don't Download Fortnite for Android From Sketchy Places  

When Fornite developer Epic Games decided to skip the Google Play Store and asked players to install the newly released Android app from its website instead, the decision made a lot of sense financially. By cutting out Google, Epic could retain 100 percent of the game's profits on Android, rather than let Google take…Read more...

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2018-08-16 04:29:27



This Visual Effects Artist's Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel  

It's a technique that's often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell did in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But the results are never quite perfect, or at least don't reach the impressive level of pixel perfection that compositor Rousselos…Read more...

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2018-08-16 04:27:21



Pokemon Go boosts child privacy with new Niantic Kids log-in - CNET  

Lock down your kid's permissions and personal info with this parent portal.

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2018-08-16 04:25:08



Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund  

Pantera Capital, which has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third venture fund — an enormous jump from the $25 million it deployed for its second venture fund and its $13 million debut […]

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2018-08-16 04:24:57



Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro  

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

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2018-08-16 04:20:49



On the hunt for fossils in Mongolia with Infiniti - Roadshow  

Getting Infiniti SUVs dirty while digging for dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert.

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2018-08-16 04:17:30



The A.V.   

The A.V. Club Ivanka Trump apparently really hated that SNL "Complicit" ad | Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2018: Green Bay Packers | Jezebel This Amber Heard/Johnny Depp Story Makes Me Want to Leave Earth | Splinter 'Unite the Right' Organizer's Dad Owns Him on Livestream | The Root Betsy DeVos Thinks Black Students…Read more...

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2018-08-16 04:06:37



The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet returns for its 50th anniversary - Roadshow  

Ford promises the drag-racing special is quicker than ever.

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2018-08-16 03:51:41



How and where to buy the Galaxy Note 9 - CNET  

Here's everywhere you can buy the Note 9 and for exactly how much.

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2018-08-16 03:49:25



Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space  

As if there isn't already enough junk in space, an artist is planning to launch a reflective, inflatable sculpture to low Earth orbit in October. The art piece is meant to instill a sense of wonder and alter humanity's impression of itself, but in reality it's an empty gesture that'll only serve to infuriate…Read more...

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2018-08-16 03:40:40



Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo to go slow on App Store rival in Japan - CNET  

Japan's Fair Trade Commission is looking into the matter, tied to Yahoo's game streaming platform.

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2018-08-16 03:31:53



Twitter Promptly Suspends Tesla Whistleblower Following Tweets About His Former Employer  

Martin Tripp is currently embroiled in a nasty legal dispute over claims he's made about his former employer, Tesla. On Wednesday evening, Tripp began tweeting out details and photos about his time at Tesla and found himself suspended faster than you can say, "Infowars was an inside job."Read more...

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2018-08-16 03:31:25



Climate Change Has Doubled the Frequency of Ocean Heatwaves  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nature: Scientists analyzed satellite-based measurements of sea surface temperature from 1982 to 2016 and found that the frequency of marine heatwaves had doubled. These extreme heat events in the ocean's surface waters can last from days to months and can occur across thousands of kilometers. If average global temperatures increase to 3.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, as researchers currently project, the frequenc

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2018-08-16 03:30:00



Your favorite Twitter clients are about to get less useful  

Twitter is scheduled to modify its API on Thursday, deprecating features in a move that significantly degrades the performance and utility of third-party clients like popular iOS and macOS app Tweetbot.

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2018-08-16 03:22:35



Amazon said to consider purchase of movie theater chain - CNET  

The e-tailer is vying to buy Landmark Theatres, a chain owned by Mark Cuban, Bloomberg reports.

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2018-08-16 03:15:10



Messaging firm Line launches a dedicated crypto fund  

Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund will be operated by Line’s Korea-based blockchain subsidiary Unblock Corporation, which is tasked with research, education and other blockchain-related services. The fund will be called Unblock Ventures and it’ll initially have […]

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2018-08-16 03:05:37



New report backs claims 2018 iPhones will support Apple Pencil  

This year's 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil, an accessory originally designed exclusively for iPads, a report claimed on Thursday.

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2018-08-16 02:59:41



How VFX Artists Created the Nanotech-Powered Iron Man Suit in Avengers: Infinity War  

Has any character in film history had more costume changes than Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark? In Avengers: Infinity War, he debuts his Iron Man Mark L armor (which, if he stayed true to the Roman numerals, is the 50th version of the super suit) packed with advanced nanotechnology that visual effects studio FramestoreRead more...

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2018-08-16 02:37:43



Tweetbot loses several key features ahead of Twitter's API change  

Twitter's API changes won't come out until tomorrow, but its ramifications are already being felt. Tapbots released an update today to Tweetbot for iOS that loses many of the Twitter client’s most popular or essential features. It also removed its Apple Watch app. In Tweetbot's App Store release notes, Tapbots explained "on August 16th Twitter […]

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2018-08-16 02:23:57



Diablo 3 coming to Nintendo Switch with Zelda-themed items this fall - CNET  

Blizzard's biggest RPG is officially coming to the Switch.

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2018-08-16 02:21:27



In the Iron Fist Season 2 Trailer Danny Rand's Got a New But Familiar Foe  

Hey Immortal Iron Fist Guy, the calls are coming from inside the house. The new trailer is here for the second season of Netflix's Iron Fist, and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is facing an enemy that's way too close to home.Read more...

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2018-08-16 02:17:55



The Media Tried To Game The Machines and You'll Never Guess What Happened Next (Facebook Won)  

Just five years ago, not only was it possible for a reputable outlet to flatly characterize Upworthy—a website that didn't make much but a system for testing what drew clicks on Facebook—as the "fastest-growing media company of all time," but it happened more than once. By 2013, a year after its founding, Upworthy had …Read more...

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2018-08-16 02:05:06



Twitter company email addresses why it's #BreakingMyTwitter  

It’s hard to be a fan of Twitter right now. The company is sticking up for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, when nearly all other platforms have given him the boot, it’s overrun with bots, and now it’s breaking users’ favorite third-party Twitter clients like Tweetbot and Twitterific by shutting off APIs these apps relied on. Worse […]

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2018-08-16 01:51:14



India's taking another shot at making it to the moon - CNET  

The country's moon lander and rover was scheduled to leave this year, but has been delayed till January next year.

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2018-08-16 01:48:50



Apple Hacked by Biggest Teen Fan: Report  

A teenager in Melbourne, Australia, is facing criminal charges after he reportedly hacked Apple's secure computer network multiple times.Read more...

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2018-08-16 01:37:03



Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023  

Gene Munster sees growth in China and India leading to a big future expansion, with Apple employing 80,000 customer service employees just at Apple Stores within five years.

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2018-08-16 01:32:37



See Apple Park's massive lunchroom doors open in epic fashion - CNET  

Tim Cook gives the world cafeteria envy.

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2018-08-16 01:28:14



Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked To Doctor Footage, Install Malware  

AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: Josh Mitchell's Defcon presentation analyzes the security of five popular brands of police bodycams (Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc) and reveals that they are universally terrible. All the devices use predictable network addresses that can be used to remotely sense and identify the cameras when they switch on. None of the devices use code-signing. Some of the devices can form ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks to bridge in other devices, but th

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2018-08-16 00:03:00



Google Patches Chrome Bug That Lets Attackers Steal Web Secrets Via Audio Or Video HTML Tags  

An anonymous reader writes: "Google has patched a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that allows an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from other sites via audio or video HTML tags," reports Bleeping Computer. The attack breaks CORS -- Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, a browser security feature that prevents sites from loading resources from other websites -- and will attempt to load resources (some of which can reveal information about users) inside audio and video HTML tags. During test

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2018-08-15 23:20:00



SEC Sends Subpoena To Tesla In Probe Over Musk's Take-Private Tweets  

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent Tesla a subpoena regarding Elon Musk's effort to take the company private, "indicating the regulatory scrutiny of his statements have reached a more serious stage," reports Bloomberg. Last week, Musk tweeted he was considering taking Tesla off the market and had "funding secured" for the deal. From the report: Musk exposed himself to legal risk by tweeting Aug. 7 that he had the funding for a buyout. Almost a week later, the chief executive office

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2018-08-15 22:40:00



Investor Sues AT&T Over Two-Factor Security Flaws, $23 Million Cryptocurrency Theft  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Crypto investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T in California federal court Wednesday alleging that the phone company's negligence let hackers steal nearly $24 million in cryptocurrency from him, Reuters reports. He's also seeking punitive damages. Terpin says hackers were twice able to convince AT&T to connect his phone number to a SIM card they controlled, routing his calls and messages to them and enabling

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2018-08-15 22:00:00



What's new in iOS 12 betas 7 & 8  

The eighth developer beta of iOS 12 quickly corrects some of the issues we saw in the retracted seventh beta. Now that our devices are usable again, AppleInsider takes a look at new features and improvements in the seventh and eighth betas of iOS 12.

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2018-08-15 21:28:27



The Next Flagship iPhone Will Support Apple Pencil and 512GB Flash Storage, Says Report  

Next month, Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones, each with differing specs/features. According to analyst firm Trendforce, the large 6.5-inch "flagship" model will support up to 512GB of onboard flash storage. Apple Pencil support will also be "offered as an option," although the company didn't specify which models will support the stylus. Apple Insider reports: The company expects that the the 6.1-inch LCD version will come with Face ID, Dual-SIM technology. The firm expects it to ret

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2018-08-15 21:20:00



How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac  

As good as iCloud backups are, you also should back up iPhones and iPads to your Mac -- but that can take a big chunk out of your computer's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

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2018-08-15 20:59:11



LG unveils two new Styler clothes steamers ahead of IFA 2018 - CNET  

The LG Styler ThinQ and the Styler Mirrored Glass Door will be on display at Europe's biggest tech trade show.

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2018-08-15 20:42:32



Valve Seems To Be Working On Tools To Get Windows Games Running On Linux  

"Valve appears to be working on a set of 'compatibility tools,' called Steam Play, that would allow at least some Windows-based titles to run on Linux-based SteamOS systems," writes Kyle Orland from Ars Technica. From the report: Yesterday, Reddit users noticed that Steam's GUI files (as captured by SteamDB's Steam Tracker) include a hidden section with unused text related to the unannounced Steam Play system. According to that text, "Steam Play will automatically install compatibility tools tha

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2018-08-15 20:40:00



Grabb-It wants to turn your car's window into a trippy video billboard  

It reminds me of something out of Blade Runner. Maybe it’s because it looks a bit futuristic — a bit unreal. Maybe it’s because I’m looking at an ad somewhere I never expected to see one, like the skyscraper-height ads of Ridley Scott’s future. Grabb-It turns a car’s side rear window into a full-color display, […]

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2018-08-15 20:11:08






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