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SeaBubbles shows off its 'flying' all-electric boat in Miami  

We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to show off one of its five prototype boats — or six, if you count an early, windowless white boat they’ve lovingly dubbed […]

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2019-02-17 21:54:40



Razer to close its digital games store - CNET  

It only opened 10 months ago.

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2019-02-17 20:22:50



How TV Pirates Accidentally Pushed a 25-Year-Old Indie Song to the Top of the Charts in Japan  

Last week, an alt-rock mystery puzzled the music press. Almost 25 years after its release, the Dinosaur Jr. song "Over Your Shoulder" appeared at number 18 on Japan's Hot 100 chart, beating out major new releases like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings." Here's what drove the popularity of the old song: More than 15 years ago, it was used on a Japanese reality show about boxing bad boys. Six years ago, Billboard started counting YouTube plays. And just days ago, YouTube apparently began recommending pirat

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2019-02-17 19:16:00



What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos' leaked texts  

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief executive of Wickr, a secure communications company. Before Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Partners, one of the world's leading information security research teams, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of the very first computer security companies in the […]

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2019-02-17 18:18:57



The Umbrella Academy on Netflix a fantastic riot of action, pop music - CNET  

Review: Forget Marvel. Netflix's latest superhero series doesn't hold back on getting superhero powers straight to your screen.

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2019-02-17 18:15:34



Germany Sees Big Rise in Security Problems Affecting Infrastructure  

Germany has experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure such as power grids and water suppliers, the BSI cybersecurity agency said on Sunday, adding however that they were not all due to hacking. From a report: The Welt am Sonntag weekly had reported on Sunday that Germany had learned of 157 hacker attacks on critical infrastructure companies in the second half of 2018 compared to 145 attacks in the whole of the previous year. "The number of rep

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2019-02-17 18:04:00



The Complicated Economy of Open Source Software  

An excerpt from a report, which looks at the complicated business of funding open source software development: On the surface, the open source software community has never been better. Companies and governments are adopting open source software at rates that would've been unfathomable 20 years ago, and a whole new generation of programmers are cutting their teeth on developing software in plain sight and making it freely available for anyone to use. Go a little deeper, however, and the cracks st

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2019-02-17 17:05:00



India, the World's Second Largest Internet Market, Is Turning Its Back on Silicon Valley  

An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, India has wanted foreign companies to thrive in the country. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 2014, one of its early major pushes was to formulate plans and structure incentives to attract foreign investment. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to liberalize the foreign investment rules. He also visited the U.S. and met with top Silicon Valley executives, nearly all of whom subsequently expanded their commitments

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2019-02-17 16:01:00



Oscars 2019: How to stream online, start time, all the nominees and more - CNET  

When does it begin? Where can you watch? Does Black Panther have a chance? We know the answer to most of these questions.

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2019-02-17 15:50:56



Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”  

In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase here and there. It’s a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach — either in a “mea culpa” email to […]

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2019-02-17 15:15:10



Bill and Melinda Gates: Textbooks Are Becoming Obsolete  

Reader theodp writes: Thanks to software, Bill and Melinda Gates report in their 2019 Annual Letter, textbooks are becoming obsolete. Bill writes: "I read more than my share of textbooks. But it's a pretty limited way to learn something. Even the best text can't figure out which concepts you understand and which ones you need more help with. It certainly can't tell your teacher how well you grasped last night's assigned reading. But now, thanks to software, the standalone textbook is becoming a

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2019-02-17 15:01:00



Best HDMI cables for your new 4K and HDR TV - CNET  

There's no reason to spend more than $10 for 6 feet, even with the most expensive TVs. Here's what we recommend.

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2019-02-17 14:04:22



President's Day laptop sale: The best Lenovo laptop deals right now - CNET  

IdeaPads, Yogas and more -- all on sale through Feb. 25.

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2019-02-17 14:04:15



Google Backtracks on Chrome Modifications That Would Have Crippled Ad Blockers  

Google has changed its stance on upcoming Chrome Manifest V3 changes as benchmark shows they lied about performance hit. Catalin Cimpanu, writing for ZDNet: A study analyzing the performance of Chrome ad blocker extensions published on Friday has proven wrong claims made by Google developers last month, when a controversy broke out surrounding their decision to modify the Chrome browser in such a way that would have eventually killed off ad blockers and many other extensions. The study, carried

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2019-02-17 14:01:00



Daytona 500: Watch live now on TV or online - CNET  

The NASCAR season kicks off with its most celebrated race of the year.

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2019-02-17 13:59:08



The best President's Day sales and deals - CNET  

Hail to the cheap! Score great deals on fitness gear, laptops, meal delivery and more.

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2019-02-17 12:57:48



Best laptops, desktops and tablets for creatives in 2019 - CNET  

A place to start when you're overwhelmed by choices.

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2019-02-17 12:44:41



Party like it's 1969 with the revived VW 'Light Bus' - Roadshow  

It took six artists approximately six weeks to recreate the original's hand-painted design.

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2019-02-17 12:40:24



WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: Start time, how to watch, full match card and more - CNET  

Elimination Chamber is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and participants.

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2019-02-17 12:01:14



Apple's 2019 plans include two new iPad Pros, a new iPad mini & a new Ceramic Apple Watch  

Apple plans to introduce new iPad Pros and iPad minis during the 2019 calendar year, along with a new Ceramic Apple Watch design, a well informed Apple analyst said Sunday.

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2019-02-17 11:41:53



Why Some US Cities are Fighting 'Dollar Stores'  

The Washington Post reports on why some U.S. cities are restricting the spread of discount "dollar stores": Residents fear the stores deter other business, especially in neighborhoods without grocers or options for healthy food. Dollar stores rarely sell fresh produce or meats, but they undercut grocery stores on prices of everyday items, often pushing them out of business...Grocery stores run on thin profit margins -- usually between 1 and 3 percent. And they employ more workers than dollar st

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2019-02-17 11:34:00



AirPods, iPads and streaming: What we could see from a March Apple event - CNET  

The two possible dates for Apple's next big launch and why we may have to wait even longer to see those AirPods 2.

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2019-02-17 11:18:55



Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives  

Apple's latest significant hire is Sam Jadallah, who will reportedly be heading up the company's smarthome efforts.

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2019-02-17 10:58:25



Facebook broke law, must be regulated to protect democracy, politicians say - CNET  

A report on fake news from Parliament condemns Mark Zuckerberg's "contempt" towards the UK and other countries around the world.

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2019-02-17 10:48:38



NBA All-Star Game 2019: How to watch Team Giannis vs. Team LeBron, start time, what to expect - CNET  

Basketball's best battle today.

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2019-02-17 10:21:23



Frigidaire's fancy new dishwasher rethinks cleaning and drying ahead of KBIS - CNET  

The Frigidaire FGIP2468 doubles down on the effective OrbitClean feature and takes an interesting approach to drying dishes quickly.

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2019-02-17 09:35:49



1,100 Schools Now Scan Social Media For Violent Students - and Alcohol Use  

In the hunt for potential acts of student violence, "schools are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence-backed solutions," reports USA Today. Bark Technologies, Gaggle.Net, and Securly Inc. are three companies that employ AI and machine learning to scan student emails, texts, documents, and in some cases, social media activity. They look for warning signs of cyber bullying, sexting, drug and alcohol use, depression, and to flag students who may pose a violent risk not only to themselve

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2019-02-17 08:34:00



Apple's "easy-to-upgrade" 2019 Mac Pro to debut alongside 31.6-inch Apple Mini LED-lit 6K3K display  

Among three all-new Mac products expected to debut from Apple in 2019 is an "easy-to-upgrade" Mac Pro and a 31.6-inch Apple 6K3K display, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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2019-02-17 08:11:48



Please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook  

Let me begin by saying that Facebook’s Crisis Response pages do a lot of good. They are a locus for donations and offers of help. But that said, for the love of humanity, when something bad happens, please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook. They don’t mean to prey on our anxieties. They mean to […]

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2019-02-17 08:01:13



With Galaxy S10, 5G and foldable devices, Samsung hopes to get its mojo back - CNET  

Designs haven't changed much in years, but Samsung is making game-changing moves.

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2019-02-17 07:39:42



Fancy features, asymmetrical doors from Frigidaire's newest fridge - CNET  

Along with a drawer that can double as an extra freezer, this high-end French door fridge features an extra-wide right-hand door.

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2019-02-17 07:35:17



OpenAI built a text generator so good, it's considered too dangerous to release  

A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its […]

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2019-02-17 06:51:58



Hyundai delivers the first Kona Electric in the US - Roadshow  

Do doctors normally accept their new cars while wearing white coats?

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2019-02-17 06:36:45



Daytona 500: Start time, how to watch and more - CNET  

The NASCAR season kicks off with its most celebrated race of the year.

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2019-02-17 06:33:20



WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: Start time, how to watch, full match card and more - CNET  

Elimination Chamber is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and participants.

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2019-02-17 05:53:49



VCs aren't falling in love with dating startups  

Coinciding with Valentine's Day, Crunchbase News took a look at the state of that most awkward of pairings: startups and the pursuit of finding a mate.

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2019-02-17 05:48:01



Relative's DNA Solves A 1993 Murder Cold Case  

A 44-year-old living in Maine has just been arrested and charged with committing a murder when he was 18, the Washington Post reports: The April 1993 slaying of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native, was one of the state's most notorious cold cases until Friday, when authorities announced that DNA genealogical mapping helped triangulate a genetic match... Police recovered the suspect's DNA from Sergie's body. At the time, the district court filing said, DNA processing technology had not been introduc

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2019-02-17 05:34:00



Galaxy S10 could be all that, but the original Samsung Galaxy S was a confusing mess - CNET  

As Samsung prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary Galaxy, remember that the first Galaxy S wasn't just one phone. It was four.

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2019-02-17 05:14:32



The original Samsung Galaxy S was a confusing mess - CNET  

As we await the Samsung Galaxy S10, it's worth remembering that the first Galaxy S wasn't just one phone. It was four.

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2019-02-17 04:17:33



Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more  

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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2019-02-17 03:37:27



Here's why we need an iPhone SE 2 right now - CNET  

Commentary: The gaping hole in Apple's phone lineup has never been clearer.

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2019-02-17 03:37:21



Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass  

Apple's 2019 iPhone line up won't look much different from the company's current offerings outside of some frosted glass, but will sport some under the hood enhancements such as bigger batteries and the ability to charge other devices wirelessly, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

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2019-02-17 03:11:31



UK concludes using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk, report says - CNET  

That goes against US efforts to convince European allies to ban the Chinese supplier from 5G efforts due to espionage concerns.

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2019-02-17 03:01:44



WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: Live results, reactions, surprises and more - CNET  

The winners and losers from a night showcasing the Women's Division and WWE's most diabolical contraption.

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2019-02-17 02:54:23



Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy? - CNET  

We break down the key differences between the Apple Watch Series 4 and the cheaper Series 3 to help you decide which one is best for you.

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2019-02-17 02:54:12



Bruno Ganz, actor whose Hitler scene became a YouTube meme, has died - CNET  

Bunker meltdown scene from 2004's Downfall has been reworked to focus on everything from pizza to Game of Thrones.

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2019-02-17 02:36:48



Facebook Becomes 'A Haven For the Anti-Vaccination Movement'  

"As a disturbing number of measles outbreaks crop up around the United States, Facebook is facing challenges combating widespread misinformation about vaccinations on its platform," reported the Washington Post Wednesday, saying Facebook "has become a haven for the anti-vaccination movement" and that "the rise of 'anti-vaxx' Facebook groups is overlapping with a resurgence of measles" in the U.S. Facebook has publicly declared that fighting misinformation is one of its top priorities. But whe

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2019-02-17 02:34:00



We play Pictionary Air, a refreshing twist on AR games video - CNET  

Mattel uses augmented reality to reinvent the classic quick-draw game of Pictionary. We put it to the test.

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2019-02-17 02:21:19



UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook  

A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of people’s data. In the report, published today, the committee has also called for […]

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2019-02-17 01:45:37



Rumored banana-yellow Galaxy S10E teaches us something about ourselves - CNET  

Black phones outsell colors, but companies keep making flashy phones for a reason.

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2019-02-17 01:42:22



Apple plans to ship AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods in first half of 2019  

Apple will finally get around to releasing its AirPower wireless charging solution for iPhones and a future generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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2019-02-17 01:32:37



Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more  

Current Apple hardware is on sale this holiday weekend with triple digit savings on 2018 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices of the year. Prices start at just $749 for Mac computers, with markdows of up to $700 off. This weekend is also your last chance to snap up a free pair of $150 JBL headphones with 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros.

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2019-02-17 01:16:49



NASA's Plans To Build A Human Settlement on The Moon  

Nine private spaceflight companies are bidding on contracts to deliver robotic NASA payloads to the moon -- and Thursday NASA said they'd like them to start flying "this calendar year." Discover magazine reports NASA envisions this "as the first step toward returning to the moon, this time for good." The first tasks will be to practice launching and landing on the moon, as well as answering questions about its surface... They will test habitation for future crewed missions. They'll prove that

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2019-02-17 00:39:00



Star of Film 'Downfall' and Widespread 'Hitler Finds Out...' Meme, Dead At 77  

The Guardian reports: Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who played Adolf Hitler in the film Downfall, has died in Zurich at the age of 77, his agent announced. The actor became internationally renowned for his 2004 portrayal of the German dictator's final days inside his Berlin bunker. In a Guardian review of Downfall Rob Mackie described Ganz as "the most convincing screen Hitler yet: an old, bent, sick dictator with the shaking hands of someone with Parkinson's, alternating between rage and despair

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2019-02-16 23:39:00



Lobbyists Demonize 'Right To Repair' Legislation  

"New Hampshire lawmakers got an early taste last week of the arguments that manufacturing, technology and telecommunications lobbyists will use to try to hobble and defeat right to repair legislation in 16 states this year," writes long-time Slashdot reader chicksdaddy. The Security Ledger reports: Curious children could find themselves dismembered by run-away washing machines. A phalanx of illegally modified lawn tractors and leaf blowers will belch pollution in defiance of the EPA, darkenin

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2019-02-16 22:34:00



Bruce Perens Calls For Open Source, Security, and Data Rights In IBM Ad  

Bruce Perens co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond -- and he's also Slashdot reader #3872. Bruce Perens writes: Here's the IBM ad used to open their Think 2019 conference, featuring Buzz Aldrin, Arianna Huffington, Janelle Monae, Miaym Bialik, and astonishingly: me. Interesting of IBM to have an ad including Open Source, security, and data rights as human rights! Web version with subtitles. Version used to open the Think conference, on Youtube.. "I would like to make open

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2019-02-16 21:34:00



What Can We Learn From The Retraction of the Mediterranean Diet Study?  

Remember that landmark 2013 study that found that people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease than people on low-fat diets? An anonymous reader quotes Vox: Last June, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine pulled the original paper from the record, issuing a rare retraction. It also republished a new version [of the PREDIMED study] based on a reanalysis of the data that accounted for the missteps... But after spend

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2019-02-16 21:04:00



Misleading Results From Widely-Used Machine-Learning Data Analysis Techniques  

Long-time Slashdot reader kbahey writes: The increased reliance on machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyze data, is producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong, according to the BBC. Dr. Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a "crisis in science". She warned scientists that if they didn't improve their techniques they would be wasting both time and money. Her resea

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2019-02-16 20:37:00



Report That Tesla Autopilot Cuts Crashes By 40% Called 'Bogus'  

Remember when America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Tesla's Autopilot reduced crashes by 40%? Two years later the small research and consulting firm Quality Control Systems (QCS) finally obtained the underlying data -- and found flaws in the methodology "serious enough to completely discredit the 40 percent figure," reports Ars Technica, "which Tesla has cited multiple times over the last two years." The majority of the vehicles in the Tesla data set suffered from

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2019-02-16 19:39:00



5G Moto Mod gets FCC certification - CNET  

Attachment that will make the Moto Z3 the first phone upgradable to 5G speeds.

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2019-02-16 19:19:46



Investor momentum builds for construction tech  

Although it's not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors.

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2019-02-16 18:58:24



Intel Starts Publishing Open-Source Linux Driver Code For Discrete GPUs  

fstack writes: Intel is still a year out from releasing their first discrete graphics processors, but the company has begun publishing their open-source Linux GPU driver code. This week they began by publishing patches on top of their existing Intel Linux driver for supporting device local memory for dedicated video memory as part of their restructuring effort to support discrete graphics cards. Intel later confirmed this is the start of their open-source driver support for discrete graphics sol

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2019-02-16 18:34:00



Hoaxer Behind 2,400 Fake Bomb Threats Caught After Gaming Site Breach  

20-year-old Timothy Dalton Vaughn from Winston-Salem, N.C now faces 80 years in federal prison, reports KrebsOnSecurity.com: Federal authorities this week arrested a North Carolina man who allegedly ran with a group of online hooligans that attacked Web sites (including this one), took requests on Twitter to call in bomb threats to thousands of schools, and tried to frame various online gaming sites as the culprits. In an ironic twist, the accused -- who had fairly well separated his real life

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2019-02-16 17:34:00



Free Software Foundation: Dating Is a Free Software Issue  

"I've been making the argument that everything is a free software issue for a few months now," writes the campaigns manager for the Free Software Foundation, in a new essay sharing thoughts on "the issues proprietary technology poses in dating and maintaining romantic relationships": Many dating Web sites run proprietary JavaScript... Proprietary JavaScript is a trap that impacts your ability to run a free system, and not only does it sneak proprietary software onto your machine, but it also po

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2019-02-16 16:34:00



Toy Fair 2019: Power Rangers Lightning Collection adds Lord Zedd and more - CNET  

Exclusive: The Mighty Morphin villain is among several Power Rangers icons coming to Hasbro's Lightning Collection.

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2019-02-16 15:43:32



Hundreds Still Live In The 'Exclusion Zone' Around Chernobyl  

This weekend the BBC reports on the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion -- where "robotic cranes are dismantling 33-year-old, radioactive wreckage" -- investigating an area of more than 4,000 square kilometres [2,485 square miles] that's been abandoned since 1986. "That could be about to change..." An anonymous reader summarizes their report: "Every community within a 30km radius [18.9 miles] of the plant was evacuated and abandoned; no one was allowed to return here to live." Yet t

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2019-02-16 15:34:00



ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks  

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites — including MyFitnessPal, 500px and Coffee Meets Bagel, and more recently Houzz and Roll20 — earlier this week. […]

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2019-02-16 14:55:43



NBA All-Star Game iso-cam: How to vote for and then watch Twitter's livestream 'stalker view' - CNET  

Vote during the first half for the player you want the camera to follow in the game's second half.

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2019-02-16 14:48:01



The best President's Day sales and deals - CNET  

Hail to the cheap! Score great deals on fitness gear, laptops, meal delivery and more.

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2019-02-16 13:06:36



Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm Is Fundamentally Flawed  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last week, Motherboard published an investigation which revealed that law enforcement agencies around the country are using PredPol -- a predictive policing software that once cited the controversial, unproven "broken windows" policing theory as a part of its best practices. Our report showed that local police in Kansas, Washington, South Carolina, California, Georgia, Utah, and Michigan are using or have used the software. In a 2014 presenta

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2019-02-16 13:00:00



Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Fold: Feb. 20 launch, price, specs, rumored March release date for Samsung's foldable phone - CNET  

Samsung just confirmed it'll talk about its foldable phone on Feb. 20.

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2019-02-16 12:32:55



The phone trend you least expect makes you crave your phone more - CNET  

Your phone's looks should be the last thing you care about. But it simply isn't true.

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2019-02-16 12:20:50



9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET  

We learn why you shouldn't share your Netflix password, talk to Sony's video game boss about his PlayStation plans, and see how drones could give Trump's border wall a high-tech edge.

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2019-02-16 12:15:25



TCL is working on a foldable phone that bends into a smartwatch - CNET  

It's one of a family of foldable devices in development with the Chinese company, best known for budget televisions.

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2019-02-16 11:41:48



Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers  

Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City's rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legislation that halts the issuing of new licenses to drivers for 12 months. It has been a multi-year fight between Uber and […]

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2019-02-16 11:40:50



Detective Pikachu trailer reveals creepy Lickitung - CNET  

At least Bulbasaur and Growlithe look cute in the short TV spot.

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2019-02-16 11:34:17



AirPods, iPads and streaming: What we could see from a March Apple event - CNET  

The two possible dates for Apple's next big launch and why we may have to wait even longer to see those AirPods 2.

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2019-02-16 11:17:54



US needs an internet data privacy law, GAO tells Congress - CNET  

Chief auditor cites Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal as an example of why a privacy law is necessary.

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2019-02-16 10:46:27



Chicago Mayor Releases Roadmap For Transitioning To 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2035  

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual has released a roadmap for transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035 and to an electric Chicago Transit Authority bus fleet by 2040. The move is especially noteworthy as there are 11 nuclear reactors in operation in Illinois. From a report: Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the Resilient Chicago plan, which with action number 38 commits to "transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in buildings community-wide by 2035." The deadline for all city gover

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2019-02-16 10:00:00



Apple needs the iPhone SE 2 right now. Here's why - CNET  

Commentary: The gaping hole in Apple's phone lineup has never been clearer.

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2019-02-16 09:43:32



British commandos seen flying the Gravity Suit video - CNET  

British Royal Marine commandos were recently observed flying the Iron Man-like Gravity Suit around their assault course in Lympstone, home of the Royal Marines Training Centre.

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2019-02-16 09:14:54



Visa and Mastercard could raise interchange fees  

According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups. When you pay with a credit or debit card, merchants pay […]

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2019-02-16 08:58:09



High-end sound gets truly portable with the Woo WA11 headphone amp - CNET  

The Woo WA11 Topaz is an amazingly compact, yet truly high-end headphone amplifier.

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2019-02-16 08:31:34



Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how  

The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they're doing, but how they're doing it. This body language could be critical to predicting what a person does next.

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2019-02-16 08:05:15



Harman Esquire Mini 2 review: A slim Bluetooth speaker that travels well - CNET  

The latest version of Harman's svelte travel speaker has improved sound, battery life and USB-C charging.

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2019-02-16 07:40:47



Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy? - CNET  

We break down the key differences between the Apple Watch Series 4 and the cheaper Series 3 to help you decide which one is best for you.

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2019-02-16 07:07:53



Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded To Hunt For 'Extreme Cosmic Events'  

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) facilities, residing in Washington and Louisiana, will be upgraded via grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, UK Research and Innovation and the Australian Research Council -- providing stronger, more frequent detections and decreasing noise. CNET reports: Over $34 million will be provided for the upgrade which makes LIGO sound like the latest iPhone. When it is complete, LIGO will go from its crusty old 2015 "Advanced LIG

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2019-02-16 07:00:00



NBA All-Star Game 2019: How to watch Team Giannis vs. Team LeBron - CNET  

Basketball's best battle this weekend.

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2019-02-16 05:34:39



These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they're a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)  

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl's AI wireless earphones for just $49, matching the lowest price we've seen to date. These portable headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple's pricier AirPods -- and best of all, they're in stock and ready to ship at Amazon.

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2019-02-16 05:11:04



Transportation Weekly: Didi woes, how Nuro met Softbank, Amazon's appetite  

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much! Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you […]

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2019-02-16 04:40:37



Twitter hides tweet that appears to be from Iran's supreme leader - CNET  

Twitter said the tweet violated its rules against making threats of violence or wishing for the death of a person.

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2019-02-16 04:27:56



The trippy VW Type 2 'Light Bus' gets revived for Woodstock's anniversary - Roadshow  

The original is lost to time, so they had to build another one from scratch.

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2019-02-16 04:25:04



Researchers Are Working With NASA To See If Comedians Help Team Cohesion On Long Space Missions  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: [R]esearchers have found that the success of a future mission to the red planet may depend on the ship having a class clown. "These are people that have the ability to pull everyone together, bridge gaps when tensions appear and really boost morale," said Jeffrey Johnson, an anthropologist at the University of Florida. "When you're living with others in a confined space for a long period of time, such as on a mission to Mars, tensions are li

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2019-02-16 03:30:00



Lenovo's Legion Y7000P laptop does mainstream gaming right video - CNET  

With a focus on performance over frills, this 15.6-inch laptop is an excellent value.

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2019-02-16 03:27:40



Google reportedly scored tax breaks using secret shell companies - CNET  

The news comes a day after Amazon said it was canceling plans for a New York hub.

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2019-02-16 02:52:20



Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator's latest cohort too big?  

Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity.

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2019-02-16 02:38:50



The 8 best tips for shopping with Alexa - CNET  

New to voice purchasing? These tips will get your started.

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2019-02-16 02:20:20



New Drug Rapidly Repairs Age-Related Memory Loss, Improves Mood  

A team of Canadian scientists has developed a fascinating new experimental drug that is purported to result in rapid improvements to both mood and memory following extensive animal testing. It's hoped the drug will move to human trials within the next two years. New Atlas reports: Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a key neurotransmitter, and when altered it can play a role in the development of everything from psychiatric conditions to cognitive degeneration. Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax or Va

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2019-02-16 02:10:00



Amazon bails on NYC, Apex Legends' rapid success video - CNET  

This week's major tech stories include Amazon's scapping of its plan to come to New York City, a possible new Hololens appearance at Mobile World Congress and examing Apex Legends' incredible past-paced success.

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2019-02-16 02:08:09



WWE Elimination Chamber 2019: Start time, how to watch, full match card and more - CNET  

Elimination Chamber is this weekend. Here's every confirmed match and participants.

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2019-02-16 01:59:57






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