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Twitch to top 40 million U.S. viewers next year, forecast says  

Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming service for gamers, is poised to surpass 40 million monthly active viewers in the U.S. as of next year, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out on Thursday. By 2023, it will reach 47 million viewers. Currently, the analyst firm estimates Twitch has 37.5 million viewers in the U.S. who […]

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2020-02-20 13:53:27



Liquid Death raises $9M to make canned water cool  

It sounds like Liquid Death has won over investors with its promise to “murder your thirst.” The startup is announcing that it’s raised $9 million in Series A funding. Liquid Death sells water in a tallboy aluminum can, and it’s expanding the lineup with a sparkling water can that it plans to start shipping in […]

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2020-02-20 12:51:38



I got a peek at what your 5G-enabled AR office could look like - CNET  

Minus the 5G part, that is. Spatial's collaborative avatar app will be running on 5G-connected phones using plug-in AR glasses this year.

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2020-02-20 12:47:59



Sony's budget Xperia L4 goes the triple-camera route - CNET  

Sony has revealed its entry-level Xperia L4 phone will have three cameras including an ultra-wide lens and will also boast a 6.2-inch screen.

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2020-02-20 12:41:31



HungryPanda, a food delivery app for Chinese communities, raises $20 million  

HungryPanda, a food delivery service for Chinese communities in cities around the world, announced today it has raised $20 million in funding. The round was led by investors 83North and Felix Capital and will be used on hiring, product development and global expansion, particularly in the United States. The startup, which did not disclose its […]

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2020-02-20 12:13:30



A group of ex-NSA and Amazon engineers are building a 'GitHub for data'  

Six months ago or thereabouts, a group of engineers and developers with backgrounds from the National Security Agency, Google and Amazon Web Services had an idea. Data is valuable for helping developers and engineers to build new features and better innovate. But that data is often highly sensitive and out of reach, kept under lock […]

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2020-02-20 11:58:22



CBS All Access to gain content from Nick, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures & more  

CBS All Access, the streaming service now owned by ViacomCBS following the merger, is expanding. Announced today as part of the company’s otherwise underwhelming Q4 earnings, the plan is to launch a new “broad pay” streaming service that will include CBS All Access content along with other ViacomCBS assets in film and TV to complement […]

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2020-02-20 11:36:30



Aukey has a new AirPods Pro competitor that's on sale for $112 - CNET  

The Key Series T18NC offers active noise cancellation, a wireless charging case and more. Plus, this 5TB portable hard drive is just $100.

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2020-02-20 10:56:13



Daily Crunch: Twitter threads are getting easier  

Twitter is rolling out a “continue thread” button, ViacomCBS has big plans for its streaming service and Morgan Stanley acquires E-Trade. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 20, 2020. 1. Twitter adds a button so you can thread your shower thoughts Twitter is adding a new feature for mobile users to make it easier to […]

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2020-02-20 10:49:48



Apple may loosen its grip on default iPhone apps, report says - CNET  

Some changes may also be coming to Apple's HomePod speaker.

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2020-02-20 10:38:53



ICANN To Hold First-Ever Remote Public Meeting Due To COVID-19 Outbreak  

penciling_in shares a report from CircleID: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that its ICANN67 Public Meeting, which was to be held in Cancun, Mexico, will now be held via remote participation-only. This decision was made as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, considered a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. The meeting, scheduled for March 7-12, 2020, marks the first time in ICANN's history that it will ho

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2020-02-20 10:00:00



HTC debuts 'Project Proton' concept Vive headset  

Like practically everyone else in the mobile world, the cancellation of MWC on extremely short notice left HTC in the lurch. While the company has moved much of its efforts away from smartphones in general, the Taiwanese manufacturer has begun to use the show to showcase much of its VR efforts. Along with the addition […]

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2020-02-20 09:52:23



Twitter adds a button so you can thread your shower thoughts  

Hold that tweet — and add another one. Twitter is adding a new feature for mobile users to make it easier to link dispersed ‘shower thoughts’ together — and another thing styleee. Per 9to5Mac, the feature — which Twitter tweeted about yesterday — is slowly rolling out to its iOS app. (At the time of writing […]

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2020-02-20 09:12:05



Google's new T&Cs include a Brexit 'Easter egg' for UK users  

Google has buried a major change in legal jurisdiction for its U.K. users as part of a wider update to its terms and conditions that’s been announced today and which it says is intended to make its conditions of use clearer for all users. It says the update to its T&Cs is the first major […]

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2020-02-20 08:35:11



Leanplum raises another $27M, shakes up its executive ranks  

Customer engagement platform Leanplum today announced that it has raised a $27 million extension to its 2017 $47 million Series D round. This additional funding was led by previous investors Norwest Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. Kleiner Perkins, Canaan and Launchub also participated in this round, which the company says it will use to bolster […]

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2020-02-20 08:29:41



Spider-Man's Marvel Cinematic Universe adventures may continue after 2021 - CNET  

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman wants to see more Tom Holland's wallcrawler in the MCU beyond the third movie.

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2020-02-20 07:48:24



The best way to clean BBQ grills and grates - CNET  

Here's how to deep clean your barbecue grill for better-tasting food.

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2020-02-20 07:46:11



UK Google users to lose EU data protection due to Brexit - CNET  

The tech giant is reportedly transferring control of UK Google accounts to the US and out of the jurisdiction of EU privacy regulators. But the GDPR will still apply.

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2020-02-20 07:45:03



This company will let you buy your tires online and have them installed at home - Roadshow  

Tirescanner.com is looking to disrupt the tire sales industry by bridging the gap between online shopping and having the tires installed, and it's doing it nationwide.

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2020-02-20 07:37:29



Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor  

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a time when the company is under intense scrutiny over how extensively it tracks people online and for antitrust concerns. Google confirmed its plan to acquire […]

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2020-02-20 07:31:05



Honda will take the Civic Type R back to the Nürburgring - Roadshow  

Can the Limited Edition Type R take back the front-wheel-drive lap time crown?

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2020-02-20 07:30:55



A voter's guide to tech issues, from antitrust to online privacy - CNET  

As the 2020 election unfolds in earnest, here are the views of the major Democratic candidates on the most pressing tech topics.

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2020-02-20 07:18:45



Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 Top Secret adds spies and Deadpool - CNET  

Make my Slurp Juice shaken, not stirred.

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2020-02-20 07:18:43



Verizon says report it's dumping Google Pixel phones 'isn't true' - CNET  

Verizon getting rid of Pixel? Not so fast.

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2020-02-20 07:09:12



Next Volkswagen Golf GTI teased, and this one's coming to America - Roadshow  

Here's our first look at one of the confirmed Golf models coming to the US.

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2020-02-20 07:09:06



How to identify and remove KidsGuard 'stalkerware' from your phone  

We reported today on KidsGuard, a powerful mobile spyware. Not only is the app secretly installed on thousands of Android phones without the owners’ consent, it also left a server open and unprotected, exposing the data it siphoned off from victims’ infected devices to the internet. This consumer-grade spyware also goes by “stalkerware.” It’s often […]

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2020-02-20 07:06:56



5G, VR, and the future of HTC Vive video - CNET  

Why is 5G important? How does Vive see itself compared to Oculus? CNET's Scott Stein talks with HTC CEO Yves Maitre on what's coming next.

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2020-02-20 07:01:28



Fossil-Fuel Production May Be Responsible For Much More Atmospheric Methane Than Scientists Thought  

Fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. The results, if they hold, suggest that methane needs to be managed even more tightly than was accounted for in multilateral initiatives such as the 2015 Paris Agreement -- not to mention many policies on the national and local level. Bloomberg reports: Scientists aren't challenging the top-line amount of fossil methane t

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2020-02-20 07:00:00



A 'stalkerware' app leaked phone data from thousands of victims  

A spyware app designed to “monitor everything” on a victim’s phone has been secretly installed on thousands of phones. The app, KidsGuard, claims it can “access all the information” on a target device, including its real-time location, text messages, browser history, access to its photos, videos and app activities, and recordings of phone calls. But […]

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2020-02-20 06:21:27



Equifax, MGM Resorts and beyond: Every major security breach and data hack - CNET  

We've started a running list, and the results are sobering.

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2020-02-20 05:58:42



These specialized Africa VC funds are welcoming co-investors  

For global venture capitalists still on the fence about entering Africa, a first move could be co-investing with a proven fund that’s already working in the region. Africa’s startup scene is performance-light — one major IPO and a handful of exits — but there could be greater returns for investors who get in early. For […]

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2020-02-20 05:53:39



Democratic debate memes: Warren and Sanders show Mike Bloomberg absolutely no mercy - CNET  

Racism, health care, misogyny and even Post-it Notes are hot topics as candidates focus their attacks on billionaire Mike Bloomberg.

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2020-02-20 04:52:56



What the $13B E-Trade deal says about Robinhood's valuation  

Here's what the recently announced E-Trade sale and its recent financial performance can tell us about Robinhood's valuation

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2020-02-20 04:17:32



Voices in AI – Episode 107: A Conversation with Nir Bar-Lev  

About this Episode On Episode 107 of Voices in AI, Byron and Nir Bar-Lev discuss narrow and general AI and the…

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2020-02-20 04:12:40



ChartHop grabs $5M seed led by a16z to automate the org chart  

ChartHop, a startup that aims to modernize and automate the organizational chart, announced a $5 million seed investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. A big crowd of other investors also participated including Abstract Ventures, the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, CoFound, Cowboy Ventures, Flybridge Capital, Shrug Capital, Work Life Ventures and a number of unnamed individual […]

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2020-02-20 04:10:59



HTC Vive Cosmos XR blends AR and VR using a snap-on faceplate - CNET  

The Vive's VR future is in modular parts. Plus, a peek at "Project Proton."

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2020-02-20 04:10:51



Building a 'doomsday vault' to save the kangaroo and koala from extinction - CNET  

Incredible feats of genetic engineering and frozen biobanks could prevent Australia's iconic marsupials from disappearing for good.

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2020-02-20 04:02:22



Flywheel to stop online classes and offer trade-in for Peloton bikes after settling lawsuit  

After settling a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Peloton, fitness startup Flywheel will stop offering its At Home online classes on March 27. Current Flywheel At Home customers were emailed a trade-in offer for Peloton bikes. Peloton said the replacement bikes are refurbished, but will function like new ones. The trade-in form needs […]

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2020-02-20 03:56:58



How to stop overeating, even when you want to clean your plate - CNET  

Avoid that uncomfortable "too full" feeling with these tips.

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2020-02-20 03:52:43



DigitalOcean raises $100M in debt as it scales toward revenue of $300M, profitability  

DigitalOcean, a cloud infrastructure provider targeting smaller business and younger companies, announced today that it has secured $100 million in new debt from a group of investors, bringing its 2016-era debt raise to a total of around $300 million. The company’s nearly $200 million debt raise in 2016 was preceded by an $83 million Series […]

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2020-02-20 03:44:59



Baby Yoda Star Wars merch lands at Toy Fair: The Child toys we've seen so far - CNET  

The Child's big merchandise wave will finally hit.

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2020-02-20 03:32:01



A New Use For McDonald's Used Cooking Oil: 3D Printing  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: Professor Andre Simpson had a problem. The University of Toronto's Scarborough campus was paying through the nose for a crucial material for its 3D printer. Few would have guessed McDonald's would come to the rescue. Simpson is director of the school's Environmental NMR Center dedicated to environmental research. Central to this research is an analytical tool called the NMR spectrometer. NMR stands for nuclear magnetic resonance and is technically si

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2020-02-20 03:30:00



SpaceX is super-busy prepping Starship for its next big test - CNET  

Elon Musk and others are sharing images of the company's very busy Gulf Coast facility.

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2020-02-20 03:24:09



Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II: Start time, how to watch or stream online and full undercard - CNET  

How and when you can watch one of the most anticipated heavyweight title fights of all time.

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2020-02-20 03:21:53



Jaws? Jumanji? Superman III? Movies that most traumatized us as kids - CNET  

Watching a scary movie at a tender age can still haunt us as adults. People share which films gave them childhood nightmares.

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2020-02-20 03:19:54



Verizon is reportedly shelving further plans to sell Pixel phones - CNET  

Poor sales is suspected in the decision.

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2020-02-20 02:53:12



40 incredibly embarrassing things you can buy on Amazon - CNET  

From fart-resistant underwear to the perfect pillow for Nic Cage stans, these are the most embarrassing things you can get on Amazon.

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2020-02-20 02:52:30



Use your Amazon Echo to get the best sleep of your life - CNET  

Amazon's Alexa can help ease your mind so you can get better sleep at night.

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2020-02-20 02:44:21



US defense agency says personal data 'compromised' in 2019 data breach  

A U.S. defense agency charged with providing information technology and communications support to the U.S. government, including the president and other senior officials, says its network may have been “compromised.” The Defense Information Systems Agency sent letters to possible victims earlier this month to warn of a “data breach” involving a system run by the […]

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2020-02-20 02:05:04



Chemotherapy For Cancer Could Soon Be Unviable Because of Superbugs  

schwit1 quotes a report from MSN: Cancer doctors fear superbugs which can't be treated with antibiotics will soon remove chemotherapy as a treatment option for their patients, a survey has revealed. Cancer patients are more vulnerable to infections because the disease and its treatments can stop the immune system from working correctly. Of the 100 oncologists in the U.K. surveyed between December 20, 2019 and February 3, 2020 by the Longitude Prize -- which was established to tackle antimicrobia

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2020-02-20 02:03:00



As Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade, Robinhood preps social trading  

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock-trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in 2013, the founders envisioned an app for sharing hot tips to a feed complete with a leaderboard of whose predictions were most accurate. Once they had SEC approval, they pivoted toward […]

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2020-02-20 01:53:23



The Org nabs $8.5M led by Founders Fund to build a global database of company org charts  

LinkedIn has cornered the market when it comes to putting your own professional profile online and using it to network for jobs, industry connections and professional development. But when it comes to looking at a chart of the people, and specifically the leadership teams, who make up organizations more holistically, the Microsoft-owned network comes up […]

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2020-02-20 01:52:54



Hyundai's new tech will shift transmission based on road and traffic conditions - Roadshow  

Hyundai and Kia transmissions are about to get a lot smarter.

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2020-02-20 01:49:04



Best resume builder of 2020 - CNET  

Creating a strong resume is necessary to get hired. Here are the best services you can use to make your resume stand out.

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2020-02-20 01:43:16



Snap's newest AR filter makes floors full of lava (or water) - CNET  

Ground-sensing AR lenses are arriving to turn your streets to shimmering, molten... who knows what.

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2020-02-20 01:33:25



Researchers Trick Tesla Into Accelerating 50 Miles Per Hour  

mrwireless writes: Security researchers were able to get multiple Tesla cars to accelerate to 85 miles per hour on a road with a speed limit of 35. They did this by simply modifying the speed limit sign with some black tape, turning a "3" into an "8." Mobileye, the company that produces the Mobileye Eye Q3 for many of Tesla's cars, downplayed the research by suggesting that the modified sign would fool even a human into reading 85 instead of 35. "Autonomous vehicle technology will not rely on se

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2020-02-20 01:25:00



Facebook owes $9B in taxes related to Ireland deal, IRS says - CNET  

Tax agency says social network undervalued intellectual property sold to subsidiary in 2010.

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2020-02-20 01:10:13



Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data On Millions of Americans  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Yodlee, the largest financial data broker in the U.S., sells data pulled from the bank and credit card transactions of tens of millions of Americans to investment and research firms, detailing where and when people shopped and how much they spent. The company claims that the data is anonymous, but a confidential Yodlee document obtained by Motherboard indicates individual users could be unmasked. The findings come as multiple Senators have ur

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2020-02-20 00:45:00



Google Users In UK To Lose EU Data Protection: Reuters  

Sources told Reuters that Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead. From the report: The shift, prompted by Britain's exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement. The change was described to Reuters by three people familiar with its plans. Google intends to require its Br

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2020-02-20 00:20:00



Coinbase Becomes a Visa Principal Member To Double Down On Debit Card  

Coinbase has become the only cryptocurrency company with a Visa Principal Member certification. TechCrunch reports: Cryptocurrency company Coinbase has been working with Paysafe to issue the Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that works with your Coinbase account balance. The company is now a Visa Principal Member, which should help Coinbase rely less on Paysafe and control a bigger chunk of the card payment stack. The company will offer the Coinbase Card in more markets in the future. The new

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2020-02-20 00:03:00



IRS Sues Facebook For $9 Billion, Says Company Offshored Profits To Ireland  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fox Business: Facebook is slated to begin a tax trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, as the Internal Revenue Service tries to convince a judge the world's largest social media company owes more than $9 billion linked to its decision to shift profits to Ireland. The trial, which Facebook expects will take three to four weeks, could see top executives including hardware chief Andrew Bosworth and Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer called to testi

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2020-02-19 23:20:00



Microsoft Has a Subdomain Hijacking Problem  

A security researcher has pointed out that Microsoft has a problem in managing its thousands of subdomains, many of which can be hijacked and used for attacks against users, its employees, or for showing spammy content. From a report: The issue has been brought up this week by Michel Gaschet, a security researcher and a developer for NIC.gp. In an interview with ZDNet, Gaschet said that during the past three years, he's been reporting subdomains with misconfigured DNS records to Microsoft, but t

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2020-02-19 22:40:00



Larry Tesler, Computer Scientist Who Created Cut, Copy, and Paste, Dies At 74  

Larry Tesler, a computer scientist who created the terms "cut," "copy," and "paste," has passed away at the age of 74. Gizmodo reports: Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler went on to study computer science at Stanford University, and after graduation he dabbled in artificial intelligence research (long before it became a deeply concerning tool) and became involved in the anti-war and anti-corporate monopoly movements, with companies like IBM as one of his deserving targets. In 1973 Tesler took a jo

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2020-02-19 22:00:00



UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech  

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student […]

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2020-02-19 21:53:36



Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11  

With the days of desert-themed releases officially behind it, Google today announced the first developer preview of Android 11, which is now available as system images for Google’s own Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel 2. As of now, there is no way to install the updates over the air. That’s usually something the company […]

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2020-02-19 21:40:25



Google Launches Android 11 Developer Preview 1  

An anonymous reader writes: Google today launched the first Android 11 developer preview, available for download now at developer.android.com. The preview includes a preview SDK for developers with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, and the official Android Emulator. While it's the fifth year running that Google has released the first developer preview of the next Android version in Q1, this is the earliest developer previe

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2020-02-19 21:20:00



Netflix acquires Adam McKay's asteroid comedy 'Don't Look Up,' Jennifer Lawrence will star  

Netflix announced today that it has acquired “Don’t Look Up,” a comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. The story sounds like a funhouse reflection of one of today’s other headlines, focusing on two “low-level astronomers” who try to warn the world about the dangers of an asteroid that’s […]

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2020-02-19 20:48:15



Lambda School's Misleading Promises  

Lambda School claims 86% of grads get jobs paying over $50,000 a year. In a new report, Lambda's founder admits the real number is much lower. Additionally, internal documents show Lambda can be profitable if even 1 in 4 grads get a job. Lambda plans to enroll 10,000 students in 2020. From the report: The point of a coding boot camp, obviously, is to help you get a better job. Lambda's claim, reproduced on its website, that "86% of Lambda School graduates are hired within 6 months and make over

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2020-02-19 20:41:00



Indian Police Open Case Against Hundreds in Kashmir For Using VPN  

Local authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have opened a case against hundreds of people who used virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent a social media ban in the disputed Himalayan region in a move that has been denounced by human rights and privacy activists. From a report: Tahir Ashraf, who heads the police cyber division in Srinagar, said on Tuesday that the authority had identified and was probing hundreds of suspected users who he alleged misused social media to promote "unlawful

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2020-02-19 20:00:00



2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe M235i xDrive is a revolutionary in disguise - Roadshow  

This 301-hp compact sport sedan is ready to bring the fight to the Audi S3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 35, but it won't be without controversy.

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2020-02-19 19:53:36



2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe combines style and substance - Roadshow  

If the regular GLE63 S doesn't excite you, look no further than the Coupe.

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2020-02-19 19:41:36



Honda debuts Civic Type R Sport Line in Europe -- here's why we won't get it in the US - Roadshow  

If a smaller wing, downsized wheels and quieter interior are on your wishlist for the Civic Type R, well, you'd better move to Europe.

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2020-02-19 19:37:18



Mozilla's Standalone Firefox VPN is Now Available in Beta  

Mozilla has a new virtual private network service and if you have a Chromebook, a Windows 10 computer or an Android device in the US, you can start using a beta version now. From a report: Called Firefox Private Network, the new service is designed to function as a full-device VPN and give better protection when surfing the web or when using public Wi-Fi networks. The company offers two options: a free browser-extension version, which it launched in beta last year, that provides 12 one-hour VPN

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2020-02-19 19:20:00



Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec  

PocketPills, which bills itself as the sole online pharmacy operating in Canada, has raised $7.35 million in new financing as it expands across the country. Through partnerships with insurers like Pacific Blue Cross the company provides co-insurance reductions for prescriptions. “We have an option for you to come and join our platform just like any […]

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2020-02-19 18:50:40



Equity shot: What's going on with Tesla's stock price?  

This is the first Equity Shot in a while. Most of the time Equity comes out on Friday. But sometimes, a topic comes up that demands more immediate attention. That's what happened today.

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2020-02-19 18:44:16



Donald Trump 'Offered Julian Assange a Pardon if He Denied Russia Link To Hack'  

Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told. From a report: The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange's legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US. Assange's barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, referred to evidence alleging that the former US Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher had been to see Assange, now 48,

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2020-02-19 18:40:00



Thomas Kurian on his first year as Google Cloud CEO  

“Yes.” That was Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s simple answer when I asked if he thought he’d achieved what he set out to do in his first year. A year ago, he took the helm of Google’s cloud operations — which includes G Suite — and set about giving the organization a sharpened focus by […]

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2020-02-19 18:27:42



Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads  

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying […]

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2020-02-19 18:11:21



Intel and QuTech Unveil Horse Ridge Cryogenic Control Chip For Quantum Computing  

At the International Solid State Circuits Conference, which runs through this week in San Francisco, Intel and QuTech -- a partnership between Delft University of Technology and TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) -- are unveiling the technical designs for a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip for quantum computing, which they call Horse Ridge. From a report: Intel Labs and QuTech researchers outlined the technical features of the new cryogenic quantum control chi

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2020-02-19 18:05:00



Chilling footage emerges of China's deserted streets in coronavirus epicenter - CNET  

The city where the novel coronavirus originated has been captured in on-the-ground footage.

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2020-02-19 18:01:28



Can You Solve the 'Hanging Cable' Problem, Used as an Amazon Interview Question?  

An anonymous reader shares a problem that Amazon asks in its interviews: A cable of 80 meters is hanging from the top of two poles that are both 50 meters off the ground. What is the distance between the two poles (to one decimal point) if the center cable is (a) 20 meters off the ground and (b) 10 meters off the ground? Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2020-02-19 17:27:00



Star Trek: Picard exclusive clip takes you to casino planet Freecloud - CNET  

Deep Space Nine fans, get ready to freak out a little.

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2020-02-19 17:04:50



Microsoft's Office App That Replaces Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Hits General Availability  

Microsoft today launched Office for Android and iOS in general availability. The unified app means you no longer need to download, install, and switch between the individual Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps. From a report: The company today also announced new features coming to the app this spring: Word Dictation, Excel Cards View, and Outline to PowerPoint. You can use Office for free, and if you sign in with a Microsoft Account or connect a third-party storage service you can access and store

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2020-02-19 16:50:00



Watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse every single day for as little as $15 per month - CNET  

Alamo steps over the corpse of MoviePass to let you watch as many movies as you like for one low price.

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2020-02-19 16:24:43



Samsung says Galaxy Z Flip is already sold out online - CNET  

The new handset is the world's first foldable phone with a glass screen.

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2020-02-19 16:15:52



Malaysian Firm Offers AI-Based Profiling of Chinese Visitors for Virus  

Malaysia's MYEG Services said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines. From a report: Malaysia has imposed a temporary ban on visitors from Chinese provinces placed on lockdown by the China's government, in a bid to stem the spread of the virus. Malaysia has reported 22 infections, and the Philippines has reported three confirmed cases in

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2020-02-19 16:12:00



Snap accelerator names its latest cohort  

Yellow, the accelerator program launched by Snap in 2018, has selected ten companies to join its latest cohort. The new batch of startups coming from across the U.S. and international cities like London, Mexico City, Seoul and Vilnius are building professional social networks for black professionals and blue collar workers, fashion labels, educational tools in […]

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2020-02-19 15:38:05



Ontario's New License Plates Have A Problem: You Can't Read Them  

Ontario's newly-designed license plates just hit a speedbump. Call it Plate-gate. From a report: A little background: The Canadian province's new design was unveiled by the provincial government -- led by center-right Ontario Premier Doug Ford -- last year. Almost immediately, people started comparing the plate design unfavorably to a box of Q-tips. The plates also had a new slogan -- "A Place to Grow" -- which drew the ire of some critics, who preferred the previous "Yours to Discover," which t

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2020-02-19 15:30:00



Larry Tesler, Apple employee who created cut-and-paste, dies at 74 - CNET  

Computer scientist led Apple on the famous tours of Xerox PARC, where Steve Jobs was exposed to ideas for the Mac's graphical user interface.

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2020-02-19 15:11:45



Europe Takes on China, US With Plan To Regulate Global Tech  

U.S. and Chinese firms hoping to deploy artificial intelligence and other technology in Europe will have to submit to a slew of new rules and tests, under a set of plans unveiled by the European Union to boost the bloc's digital economy. From a report: The legislative plans, outlined on Wednesday by the European Commission, the bloc's executive body, are designed to help Europe compete with the U.S. and China's technological power while still championing EU rights. The move is the latest attempt

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2020-02-19 14:53:00



Coronavirus breakthrough: First 3D protein map paves way for vaccine design - CNET  

State-of-the-art microscopy has enabled researchers to study a viral protein that could be used in vaccine development.

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2020-02-19 14:41:28



Adobe Photoshop Completes 30 Years, Launches New AI-Powered Features  

Adobe Photoshop, a synonym and often a verb for manipulated and edited images, has turned 30. After launching its app on iPad last year, the company said it's looking to expand its presence on more platforms in the near future. From a report: On this occasion, Adobe is bringing four AI-powered features to its desktop and iPad apps. On a call earlier this week, executives said they were looking to introduce more features powered by the company's Sensei engine, which was launched in 2016. On deskt

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2020-02-19 14:22:00



Galaxy Z Flip screen reportedly has problems video - CNET  

A YouTuber tried to scratch up Samsung's ultrathin glass screen on the new foldable Z Flip phone. Apparently it scratches as easily as plastic. But if it's glass, why? Let's dive in.

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2020-02-19 13:52:29



Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone  

Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprises migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with Google Cloud’s overall enterprise strategy, which […]

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2020-02-19 13:20:45



YouTube Gaming's Most-Watched Videos Are Dominated By Scams and Cheats  

An anonymous reader shares a report from Wired: In January, all seven of the most-watched YouTube Gaming channels weren't run by happy gamers livestreaming the game du jour. They were instead recorded, autoplaying videos advertising videogame cheats and hacks, sometimes attached to sketchy, credential-vacuuming websites, according to one analytics firm. The trend has continued into this month, with five of the top seven most-watched YouTube Gaming channels last weekend advertising cheats. Take o

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2020-02-19 13:00:00



How to watch the Nevada Democratic debate live tonight without cable - CNET  

Bloomberg makes his debate debut tonight in Las Vegas, where he'll share the stage with Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren. And you can stream it for free.

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2020-02-19 12:31:35



Europe sets out plan to boost data reuse and regulate 'high risk' AIs  

European Union lawmakers have set out a first bundle of proposals for a new digital strategy for the bloc, one that’s intended to drive digitalization across all industries and sectors — and enable what Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has described as ‘A Europe fit for the Digital Age‘. It could also be summed […]

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2020-02-19 12:04:41



Uncharted film starts shooting 'in like four weeks,' says Tom Holland - CNET  

The project has been in the works since 2008.

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2020-02-19 11:42:01



Autonomous yard trucking startup Outrider comes out of stealth with $53 million in funding  

The 400,000 distribution yards located in the U.S. are critical hubs for the supply chain. Now one startup is aiming to make the yard truck — the centerpiece of the distribution yard — more efficient, safer and cleaner, with an autonomous system. Outrider, a Golden, Colo. startup previously known as Azevtec, came out of stealth […]

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2020-02-19 11:33:21



Disney Plus offers handy Star Wars timeline before The Clone Wars returns - CNET  

Just in case you've forgotten when the CGI animated show happens.

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2020-02-19 10:54:09






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