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Machine Learning Has Been Used To Automatically Translate Long-Lost Languages  

Jiaming Luo and Regina Barzilay from MIT and Yuan Cao from Google's AI lab in Mountain View, California, have developed a machine-learning system capable of deciphering lost languages, and they've demonstrated it on a script from the Mediterranean island of Crete. The script, Linear B, appeared after 1400 BCE, when the island was conquered by Mycenaeans from the Greek mainland. MIT Technology Review reports: Luo and co put the technique to the test with two lost languages, Linear B and Ugaritic.

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2019-07-16 10:00:00



Scientists Could Use Aerogel Sheets To Make Mars Surface Fit For Farming  

Scientists believe aerogel sheets could transform the cold, arid surface of Mars into land fit for farming. The Guardian reports: The "aerogel" sheets work by mimicking Earth's greenhouse effect, where energy from the sun is trapped on the planet by carbon dioxide and other gases. Spread out in the right places on Mars, the sheets would warm the ground and melt enough subsurface ice to keep plants alive. Should humans ever decide to spread beyond Earth, as the late Stephen Hawking declared we mu

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2019-07-16 07:00:00



Elon Musk's Neuralink Will Detail Progress in Computer-Brain Interface  

Neuralink, Elon Musk's fourth and least visible company, will become a bit less secretive Tuesday with a livestreamed presentation about its technology to connect computers directly to human brains. From a report: Neuralink accepted applications from some folks to attend the San Francisco event to hear "a bit about what we've been working on the last two years," but the rest of us can tune in online at 8 p.m. PT Tuesday. "Livestream details will be available on our website shortly before event s

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2019-07-16 05:00:00



Snap turns to search giant Baidu to court Chinese advertisers  

Two years have passed since Snap Inc first struck a deal with Baidu that authorized China’s largest search engine to be a reseller of Snapchat ads for companies in Greater China as well as Japan and South Korea, where Baidu runs a portfolio of mobile apps. This week, the pair announced they have renewed the […]

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2019-07-16 04:56:08



We are giving away complete collectible sets for SDCC 2019 - CNET  

The grand prize includes a complete Captain Marvel collection set and the Star Wars Retro Collection featuring the 1977 designs. This giveaway ends July 25, 2019.

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2019-07-16 04:53:53



Amazon Prime Day 2019: prices are slashed on nearly all Amazon devices: $50 Echo Show 5, free Echo Dot bundles, $15 Fire TV Sticks and more - CNET  

Other highlights include the second-gen Echo for $50, all-new Paperwhite for $85 and Kindle Unlimited free for three months.

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2019-07-16 04:42:57



Raisin picks up $28M backing from Goldman Sachs for its savings and investment marketplace  

Raisin, the fintech startup that offers a pan-European marketplace for savings and investment products, has picked up additional funding. Goldman Sachs has invested $28 million (€25m), following the company’s $114 million in Series D in February. The new capital will be used by Raisin to build out its U.S. presence ahead of a 2020 launch […]

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2019-07-16 04:37:43



Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best deals on keyboards and mice, $25 Logitech G602, $55 Razer Naga Trinity, $80 Corsair K68 RGB mechanical keyboard - CNET  

Both gaming and regular keyboards and mice are getting the Prime Day treatment with discounts up to 67%.

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2019-07-16 04:37:10



Meredith Whittaker, AI researcher and an organizer of last year's Google walkout, is leaving the company  

Meredith Whittaker, founder of Google's Open Research Group and one of the leaders of last year's employee walkouts, is leaving the company. Google confirmed her departure, which was first disclosed on Twitter by a Google engineer and reported by Bloomberg, but had no additional comment. TechCrunch has also contacted Whittaker for comment. Whittaker and another one […]

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2019-07-16 04:36:43



Prime Day 2019 Apple deals: iPad and Beats savings - CNET  

Prime Day is offering massive savings on Apple products, including $80 off an iPad.

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2019-07-16 04:35:13



1.2 million want to raid Area 51 to 'see them aliens' - CNET  

"They can't stop us all."

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2019-07-16 04:31:48



Walmart Summer Savings 2019: This NutriBullet Pro blender is $70 off - CNET  

Save 54% on this nine-piece blender system.

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2019-07-16 04:30:06



Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 smart home deals: Echo Show 5 for $50, the Google Home Max for $249 and more on sale now - CNET  

Amazon's Prime Day deals are live now! Find huge savings on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Google devices, routers, connected doorbells, robot vacuums, smart lights and more.

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2019-07-16 04:25:38



Donald Trump followed by nearly 20% of US adult Twitter users - CNET  

More than 30% of adult Republican Twitter users follow Trump on the platform, a Pew Research Center study finds.

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2019-07-16 04:14:27



Theragun, Hypervolt & more: The best massage guns of 2019 - CNET  

These massage guns can help ease sore muscles and speed up recovery.

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2019-07-16 03:40:23



India's budget hotel startup Oyo enters co-working business with $30 million Innov8 acquisition  

India's Oyo has expanded its hotel chain business to over 80 countries and entered co-living spaces segment in recent years. The firm, which has raised about $1 billion in the last two quarters from several big names including Airbnb, has now identified a new business to target: co-working spaces. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm on Tuesday announced […]

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2019-07-16 03:33:13



Social Media, But Not Video Games, Linked To Depression In Teens, Says Study  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBC.ca: Screen time -- and social media in particular -- is linked to an increase in depressive symptoms in teenagers, according to a new study by researchers at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital. The researchers studied the behavior of over 3,800 young people from 2012 until 2018. They recruited adolescents from 31 Montreal schools and followed their behavior from Grade 7 until Grade 11. The teenagers self-reported the number of hours per week that they

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2019-07-16 03:30:00



The Amazon Prime Day 2019 absolute best tech deals: Late evening update - CNET  

Latest additions: This microwave includes a free Echo Dot and this discounted Nespresso coffeemaker comes with free coffee.

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2019-07-16 03:19:40



Amazon Prime Day delivers some of the best Kindle deals ever: $85 Paperwhite, $175 Oasis, big trade-in offers and more - CNET  

If you're in the market for a Kindle, these are the best prices we've seen on Amazon's e-readers.

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2019-07-16 03:16:48



Find the best mattress in 2019: 11 top brands compared - CNET  

Not interested in haggling with a salesperson or lying on a floor model? We've rounded up the top online mattress options you can buy from the comfort of your home.

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2019-07-16 02:44:26



Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit  

Users of Amazon's voice assistant will soon be able to talk to Alexa in Hindi. Amazon announced today that it has added a Hindi voice model to its Alexa Skills Kit for developers. Alexa developers can also update their existing published skills in India for Hindi. Amazon first revealed that it would add fluent Hindi […]

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2019-07-16 02:15:08



Prime Day brings out anti-Amazon wave of protests and activism - CNET  

Demonstrations happened in Minnesota, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across Europe.

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2019-07-16 02:13:42



Prime Day 2019: The best automotive deals for your car and garage - Roadshow  

Prime day is the perfect excuse to dust off your wallet and treat yourself, your car and your garage to a little special something.

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2019-07-16 02:06:11



Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best laptop and Chromebook deals - CNET  

Score huge savings on laptops and Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung and others.

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2019-07-16 02:03:12



Jet-Powered Flyboard Soars Over Paris For Bastille Day Parade  

New submitter HansiMeier33 shares a report from The Guardian: France's annual Bastille Day parade showcased European military cooperation and innovation on Sunday, complete with a French inventor hovering above Paris on a jet-powered flyboard. The former jetskiing champion and military reservist Franky Zapata clutched a rifle as he soared above the Champs-Elysees on his futuristic machine, which the French military helped to develop. The board, which was first created to fly above water, can rea

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2019-07-16 02:03:00



Broadcom and Symantec End Buyout Talks  

phalse phace writes: Earlier this month, there was a report that Broadcom was in advance talks with Symantec about a possible buyout. It's being reported that those talks have now ended. "Symantec and Broadcom have ceased deal negotiations, sources tell CNBC's David Faber," reports CNBC. "The people familiar with the matter added that Symantec would not accept less than $28 a share. People familiar with the matter added that Broadcom indicated in early conversations that it would be willing to p

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2019-07-16 01:45:00



Amazon Prime Day 2019 phone deals: Galaxy S10 and Pixel 3 for $600, Moto G7 for $200 - CNET  

Need a new phone? Save big bucks on Samsung, Google, LG, Motorola and more.

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2019-07-16 01:28:50



Colleges Graduate 10,000 This Year With Masters In Data Science Degrees  

dcblogs writes: The Master of Science in Analytics was created in North Carolina State University in 2006. Today, there are about 280 colleges and universities that offer a similar graduate degree and in total, they will produce about 10,000 analytics master graduates in 2019. "The demand is there, but the supply [of data scientists] is catching up quickly," said Michael Rappa, who founded the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. Graduates of these programs are ty

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2019-07-16 01:25:00



Ajit Pai's New Gift To Cable Companies Would Kill Local Fees and Rules  

Ajit Pai is proposing a plan that would stop cities and towns from using their authority over cable TV networks to regulate internet access. His proposal, which is scheduled for a vote on August 1st, "would also limit the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies," reports Ars Technica. "Cable industry lobbyists have urged the FCC to stop cities and towns from assessing fees on the revenue cable companies make from broadband." From the report: If approved, Pai's proposal would "Prohibi

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2019-07-16 00:45:00



Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power All Its Homes Twice Over  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Wind turbines in Scotland generated 9,831,320 megawatt hours between January and June 2019, WWF Scotland said Monday. The numbers, which were supplied by WeatherEnergy, mean that Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes for six months. That is almost double the number of homes in Scotland, according to WWF Scotland. By 2030, the Scottish government says it wants to produce half of the country's energy

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2019-07-16 00:03:00



Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Could Be Misused By Terrorists, Says Treasury Chief Mnuchin  

In a press conference Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook's proposed digital currency, Libra, "could be misused by money launderers and terrorist financiers" and that it was a "national security issue." CNBC reports: "Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cyber crime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs and human trafficking," Mnuchin said, adding that he is "not comfortable today" with Faceb

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2019-07-15 23:20:00



Amazon Warehouse Workers Around the World Are Striking For Prime Day  

Amazon workers around the world are going on strike today to bring attention to the working conditions they endure. "Some are arguing that buying from Amazon during Prime Day is akin to crossing a picket line," reports Quartz. From the report: As the two-day bacchanal of discounted Amazon offerings begins, workers at its fulfillment centers around the U.S. continue to complain of extremely odious quotas, limited bathroom breaks, mandatory holiday shifts, and the need for pain medication just to

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2019-07-15 22:40:00



To Break Google's Monopoly On Search, Make Its Index Public  

Robert Epstein, an American psychologist, professor, author and journalist critical of Google, argues that Google's monopoly on search can be broken by making its index public. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report via Bloomberg: Different tech companies pose different kinds of threats. I'm focused here on Google, which I've been studying for more than six years through both experimental research and monitoring projects. (Google is well aware of my work and not entirely happy wit

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2019-07-15 22:03:00



AI Has a Compute Dependency Problem, Facebook VP Says  

In one of his first public speaking appearances since joining Facebook to lead its AI initiatives, VP Jerome Pesenti expressed concern about the growing amount of compute power needed to create powerful AI systems. From a report: "I can tell you this is keeping me up at night," Pesenti said. "The peak compute companies like Facebook and Google can afford for an experiment, we are reaching that already." More software innovation will be required if artificial intelligence is to grow unhindered, h

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2019-07-15 21:25:00



Intel's Pohoiki Beach is a Neuromorphic Computer Capable of Simulating 8 Million Neurons  

During the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Electronics Resurgence Initiative 2019 summit in Detroit, Michigan, Intel unveiled a system codenamed "Pohoiki Beach," a 64-chip computer capable of simulating 8 million neurons in total. From a report: Intel Labs managing director Rich Uhlig said Pohoiki Beach will be made available to 60 research partners to "advance the field" and scale up AI algorithms like spare coding and path planning. [...] Pohoiki Beach packs 64 128-core, 14

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2019-07-15 20:45:00



Mars could sustain life under thin layer of 'frozen smoke' - CNET  

Researchers show silica aerogel shields could produce Earth-like temperatures on Mars' surface.

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2019-07-15 20:27:17



Twitter Rebuilds Website For 'Write Once, Run Everywhere' Philosophy  

An anonymous reader writes: Twitter today began rolling out a new version of Twitter.com, rebuilt "from the ground up." The company says the project, which impacts the front end and the back end, has been years in the making. Twitter's biggest redesign in nearly seven years is meant to be a clean slate that will help the team more quickly bring new features and functionality to the site. On the front end, that means a faster and more personalized experience. On the back end, that means serving t

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2019-07-15 20:05:00



The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019  

VidCon, the annual summit in Anaheim, CA for social media stars and their fans to meet each other drew over 75,000 attendees over last week and this past weekend. A small subset of those where entertainment and tech executives convening to share best practices and strike deals. Of the wide range of topics discussed in […]

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2019-07-15 19:59:08



Instagram's dark side: Grisly photos of teen's murder spread on social media - CNET  

Instagram removed the suspect's account and an image he posted.

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2019-07-15 19:46:08



Alexa-enabled devices top Amazon Prime Day's best-seller list so far - CNET  

The Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot are hot sellers at the start of the two-day megasale.

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2019-07-15 19:32:57



The New 2019 MacBook Air Features a Slower SSD Than 2018 Model  

The new 2019 MacBook Air with a True Tone display, upgraded keyboard and a price cut has been out for a week already, but we're finding out more about. The latest bit of information from Consomac confirms an unfortunate drawback: the SSD is slower than the previous 2018 model. From a report: The French site conducted some tests on the new 2019 MacBook Air using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test and it achieved speeds of 1.3 GB/s read and 1 GB/s write. Compare it to the 2018 MacBook Air, which achieved

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2019-07-15 19:25:00



Gartner, IDC Agree that PC Sales Are Up -- But They Don't Agree What a PC Is  

We've been hearing for quite some time that the traditional PC is dying, but it's not quite dead yet. Business analyst firms Gartner and IDC tackle the numbers differently, but both agree that sales of traditional PCs were up -- in some regions, way up -- in Q2 2019. From a report: While both firms reported market growth in year-on-year PC sales, their actual figures differed. IDC reported a 4.7% growth in Q2 sales, where Gartner only reported 1.5%. The two firms' numbers for US regional sales d

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2019-07-15 18:45:00



Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best deals on memory cards, $45 400GB SanDisk, $52 512GB Lexar microSD cards and more - CNET  

Load your phone, laptop, camera, drone and game console with more storage on little cards.

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2019-07-15 18:13:24



SpaceX and NASA detail cause of Dragon test failure, crewed flight this year looks 'increasingly difficult'  

SpaceX held a press conference on Monday to discuss the results of a months-long investigation conducted by itself and NASA into an anomaly that took place during a static fire test in April. The investigation found that the “anomaly” that occurred during the test was the result of oxidizer mixing with the helium component of […]

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2019-07-15 18:06:55



TurboGrafx-16 Mini Launches In March With 50-ish Games  

You'll be able to complete the trifecta of tiny 16-bit throwback systems on March 19, 2020, when Konami releases the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. From a report: It'll include Dracula X, Bonk's Revenge, Gradius and many more games, including many Japanese exclusives. Konami said last week that it will sell the device exclusively through Amazon, with preorders opening up on Monday, July 15 during the online retailer's "Prime Day" promotion. The U.S. will get the TurboGrafx-shaped device shown above, while

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2019-07-15 18:06:00



Pokémon GO battles will soon be less tappy, more Fruit Ninja-y  

At the end of last year, Pokemon GO finally got a player-versus-player battling system. While it was a very much welcomed addition, it has always seemed a bit… monotonous. It just requires so… much… tapping. You repeatedly tap the screen to make your Pokemon attack, simultaneously building up its “Charge” move with each tap. Once […]

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2019-07-15 18:02:32



Twitter.com launches its big redesign with simpler navigation and more features  

Twitter’s website is getting a major overhaul. The company has been testing a new version of its desktop website since the beginning of the year, and today the final product is rolling out to the public. The upgraded experience simplifies navigation with a new — and fairly large — left-hand sidebar that directs you to […]

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2019-07-15 17:44:17



Facebook-Driven Area 51 Storming May Be Countered With Force, Says US Air Force  

Fun and games on Facebook may have serious consequences for the foolish. That was the message delivered by the US Air Force, who have responded to a Facebook's group's efforts to have 450,000 people storm a top secret military base. From a report: Conspiracy theorists have always believed that Area 51 in Nevada holds information about extra-terrestrial activities on our planet, possibly including actual alien remains and aircraft. That belief spawned a Facebook group suggesting that a wave of hu

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2019-07-15 17:25:00



Watch a lunar eclipse live to celebrate Apollo 11 launch day - CNET  

A partial lunar eclipse will appear over a big chunk of the globe on Tuesday, July 16.

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2019-07-15 17:24:34



Quibi comedy from Thomas Lennon will focus on tech entrepreneur who takes over a winery  

Yet-to-launch streaming media startup Quibi has been keeping up a slate of announcements at a fever pace, and its latest is a show that sounds potentially relevant to TechCrunch’s audience. The series, which will be created, written, executive produced by and star Reno 911! alum Thomas Lennon, will follow a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who turns […]

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2019-07-15 16:59:35



Computer Pioneer and Codebreaker Alan Turing To Appear On UK Money  

sandbagger writes: Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's 50 pound note. He is celebrated for his code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War Two. The 50 pound note will be the last of the Bank of England collection to switch from paper to polymer when it enters circulation by the end of 2021. The note was once described as the "currency of corrupt elites" and is the least used in daily transactions. However, there

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2019-07-15 16:45:00



Facebook's $5 Billion FTC Fine is an Embarrassing Joke  

Facebook's stock went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations broke last week. From a report: That, as The New York Times' Mike Isaac points out, is the real story here: the United States government spent months coming up with a punishment for Facebook's long list of privacy-related bad behavior, and the best it could do was so weak that Facebook's stock price went up. From some other perspectives, that $5 billion fine is a big deal, of course: it's

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2019-07-15 16:07:00



Comic-Con: First-time cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilarating - CNET  

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here's how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.

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2019-07-15 15:50:01



Europe Relies on American GPS as Its Own Galileo System Suffers Massive Outage  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Europe's Galileo satellite network -- used by satnavs, financial institutions and more -- is in the throes of a huge outage. The system has been down since Friday meaning that travelers (and others) in Europe have instead had to fall back on the American Global Positioning System (GPS) -- or even Russia or Chinese systems. Galileo has been struck by what is being described as a "technical incident related to its ground infrastructure", and it's not clear when

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2019-07-15 15:38:00



On Prime Day, Amazon workers and immigrants' rights organizations are protesting  

On the start of Amazon’s biggest sales event of the year, Amazon workers and activists are taking to the streets today in protest of the retail giant. Protests are planned for San Francisco, Minnesota, New York, Seattle and other locations across Europe. The biggest employee-led demonstration is happening in Shakopee, Minn., where Amazon warehouse workers […]

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2019-07-15 15:02:58



Daily Crunch: Uber sets diversity goals  

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber finally sets diversity, inclusion and equity goals While Uber is still predominantly white and Asian, the company has made notable […]

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2019-07-15 14:52:27



Huawei Reportedly Plans Massive US Layoffs  

Huawei is planning major layoffs at its US research labs as it struggles under the weight of the Commerce Department blacklisting, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. From a report: The embattled Chinese telecom's Futurewei R&D subsidiary employs about 850 people in Texas, California and Washington state. The layoffs may number in the hundreds, according to the Journal, which cited anonymous sources. A few people apparently already know that they'll be dismissed, but further cuts are ex

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2019-07-15 14:41:00



Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on kitchen tools and appliances - CNET  

It is so on and these are our favorite Prime Day kitchen deals.

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2019-07-15 14:37:03



Dish launches 4K streaming stick AirTV Mini, with access to Netflix, Sling TV - CNET  

The Android TV-powered device costs $79.99.

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2019-07-15 14:35:59



Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 855 Plus is a Natural Fit For Tomorrow's Gaming Phones  

Qualcomm has announced a mid-year refresh of its flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. The new Snapdragon 855 Plus is further optimized for gaming, VR, AI, and 5G connectivity. From a report: It sticks to the same overall design and chip layout as the 855, but Qualcomm says the Plus's eight-core Kryo CPU runs at higher peak clock speeds of up to 2.96GHz. But more important to gamers is a 15 percent performance improvement from the Adreno 640 GPU. That will likely result in the 855 Plus making its way

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2019-07-15 14:01:00



Paige details first AI pathology tech with clinical-grade accuracy in new research paper  

Researchers associated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and medical tech and computational pathology startup Paige have published a new article in the peer-reviewed medical journal Nature Medicine detailing its artificial intelligence-based detection system for identifying prostate cancer, skin cancer and breast cancer, which the company says achieves “near-perfect accuracy.” The tech described in the article, […]

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2019-07-15 13:41:32



Dish's AirTV launches an $80 streaming stick for accessing Sling TV, Netflix & broadcast channels  

Dish is expanding its hardware lineup today with the launch of a new 4K streaming stick, the AirTV Mini, designed to make it easier for cord cutters to access from one user interface its live TV service Sling TV, plus Netflix and over-the-air channels. The Android TV-powered device is meant to complement an existing setup […]

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2019-07-15 13:35:58



Curve, the 'over-the-top' banking platform, raises $55M at a $250M valuation  

Curve, the London-based "over-the-top banking platform,” has raised $55 million in new funding. The startup lets you consolidate all of your bank cards into a single Curve card and app to make it easier to manage your spending and access other benefits. Curve’s Series B round is led by Gauss Ventures, the U.S.-based fintech investor, […]

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2019-07-15 13:30:37



Facebook snags former Vine GM to run product for its new experimental app division, NPE Team  

Is Facebook preparing to launch a serious competitor to TikTok? If so, the company just picked up some key talent to make that happen. Last week, Facebook announced plans for a new division, called the NPE Team, which will build experimental consumer-focused apps where it will try different ideas and features, then see how people […]

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2019-07-15 13:03:24



Report: Amazon Prime Day 2019 will push US e-commerce sales to over $2 billion  

A report from Adobe’s analytics arm predicts Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 sales event, which began today, to have another sizable impact on the U.S. e-commerce market. The company expects a revenue lift for top retailers — those with over $1 billion in online sales — to reach 79% this year, up from the 60% lift […]

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2019-07-15 12:34:07



Future life on Mars could be supported by a thin layer of 'frozen smoke' - CNET  

Researchers show silica aerogel shields could produce Earth-like temperatures on Mars' surface.

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2019-07-15 12:28:30



UK-based women's networking and private club, AllBright, raises $18.8 million as it expands into the US  

AllBright, the London-based women’s membership club backed by private real estate investment firm Cain International, has raised $18.8 million to expand into the U.S. The company’s new round was led by Cain International and was designed to take AllBright into three U.S. locations — Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. The company said that […]

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2019-07-15 12:23:09



2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride review: Harley's electric future is bright - Roadshow  

Harley-Davidson is finally bringing its long-teased LiveWire electric motorcycle to production. This is the future of Harley, but is it good enough for its $29,799 price tag?

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2019-07-15 12:10:57



What to expect from tomorrow's antitrust hearing featuring big tech  

Tomorrow, representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will testify before Congress in the second hearing organized as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust investigation into the world’s largest technology companies. While the first hearing focused on the ways technology companies busted the traditional news business, this one promises to look at the “impact […]

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2019-07-15 12:01:20



Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook at Congress antitrust hearing: How to watch - CNET  

The tech titans will appear before a House committee Tuesday starting at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET.

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2019-07-15 11:49:29



Prime Day brings out wave of protests and activism against Amazon - CNET  

Protests are planned for Minnesota, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, as well as across Europe.

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2019-07-15 11:41:44



A Cell Tower In the Swiss Alps Is Struck By Lightning More Than 100 Times a Year  

Wave723 quotes IEEE Spectrum: Atop a rocky peak in the Swiss Alps sits a telecommunications tower that gets struck by lightning more than 100 times a year, making it perhaps the world's most frequently struck object. Taking note of the remarkable consistency with which lightning hits this 124-meter structure, researchers have adorned it with instruments for a front-row view of these violent electric discharges... To anyone who has witnessed a lightning strike, everything seems to happen al

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2019-07-15 11:34:00



2020 Lincoln Navigator de-blings, adds Phone As Key tech - Roadshow  

Oodles more tech and safety gear comes standard, and there's a less-showy new visuals package, too.

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2019-07-15 11:22:08



Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals - CNET  

We researched every single Prime Day deal on Amazon to bring you only the very best.

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2019-07-15 11:14:32



Facebook's testimony to congress: Libra will be regulated by Swiss  

The head of Facebook’s blockchain subsidiary Calibra David Marcus has released his prepared testimony before congress for tomorrow and Wednesday, explaining that the Libra Association will be regulated by the Swiss government since that’s where it’s headquartered. Meanwhile, he says the Libra Association and Facebook’s Calibra wallet intend to comply will all US tax, anti-money […]

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2019-07-15 11:08:01



How 5G got tied up in a trade war between Trump and China - CNET  

President Trump's ban of Huawei and the ongoing trade war with China could have big implications for the future of 5G.

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2019-07-15 10:53:10



Original NASA Apollo 11 moon landing tapes set to fetch $1 million - CNET  

For Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, Sotheby's is auctioning first-generation NASA footage of the big event.

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2019-07-15 10:51:52



Amazon Prime Day 2019 smart home deals: Echo Show 5 for $50, the Google Home Mini for $25 and more right now - CNET  

Amazon's Prime Day deals are live now! Find huge savings on Amazon Echo smart speakers, Google devices, routers, connected doorbells, robot vacuums, smart lights and more.

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2019-07-15 10:50:55



Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are once again $52 off at Amazon for Prime Day - CNET  

The top-rated noise-canceling model is being discounted to $298 -- and you don't have to be a Prime member to get that price.

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2019-07-15 10:33:16



Best Prime Day deals under $100: $40 off Bose Bluetooth speaker, $45 off Kindle Paperwhite - CNET  

Here are the best deals between $50 and $100 from Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day sale, including the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

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2019-07-15 10:29:53



48-hours only: 2-for-1 sale on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019  

We're in a celebratory mood here at TechCrunch — it's Prime day after all. So we're setting you up for serious savings on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. Das ist wunderbar! Jump on this classic buy-one-get-one — BOGO — deal that starts today and ends tomorrow, July 16, at […]

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2019-07-15 10:19:17



Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film  

French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed by $45 million  in VC—IROKOtv boasts the largest online catalog of Nollywood film content in the world. Nollywood is a movie genre popularized in Nigeria that has become Africa’s de […]

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2019-07-15 10:10:23



You don't update apps the same way in iOS 13 anymore. Here's what's new - CNET  

In iOS 13, Apple took away the Updates tab in the App Store. So now what?

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2019-07-15 10:03:58



The Kingsman prequel trailer has dropped - CNET  

The King's Man is hitting the big screen in Feb. 2020.

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2019-07-15 10:01:35



Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV Stick 4K for $25, Roku Ultra for $70, Samsung 65-inch QLED for $1500 - CNET  

Huge Prime Day discounts on media streamers and TVs are available now, including cheap Fire TV streamers and smart TVs from Toshiba and TCL.

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2019-07-15 09:52:13



Brave Care, backed by Y Combinator, is an urgent care clinic just for kids  

Brave Care is an urgent care facility for pediatric care that costs, on average, about 80% less than a pediatric ER visit. Darius Monsef and his co-founder came up with the idea shortly after a fateful week for the Monsef family, during which their four-year-old dove off a bike ramp and their one-year-old started having […]

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2019-07-15 09:52:10



No technical reason to exclude Huawei as 5G supplier, says UK committee  

A UK parliamentary committee has concluded there are no technical grounds for excluding Chinese network kit vendor Huawei from the country’s 5G networks. In a letter from the chair of the Science & Technology Committee to the UK’s digital minister Jeremy Wright, the committee says: “We have found no evidence from our work to suggest […]

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2019-07-15 09:39:03



48-hour, buy-one-get-one free — TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019  

Every startupper we've ever met loves a great deal, and so do we. That's why we're celebrating Prime day with a 48-hour flash sale on tickets to TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019, which takes place September 5 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We're talking a classic BOGO — buy-one-get-one — […]

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2019-07-15 09:29:18



Prime Day 2019: Get your purchases delivered to your car with Amazon Key - Roadshow  

Here's a full list of all the vehicles available with Amazon Key.

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2019-07-15 09:24:59



Amazon Prime Day 2019: Huge savings on Bose, Beats, Apple headphones and Sonos speakers - CNET  

Pick up some brilliant bargains on headphones and speakers from the likes of Bose, Beats, Jabra, Apple and Sonos.

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2019-07-15 08:46:06



Amazon Prime Day 2019 delivers huge discounts: $50 Echo Show 5, free Echo Dot with AmazonBasics Microwave and more - CNET  

Other highlights include the second-gen Echo for $50, all-new Paperwhite for $85 and Kindle Unlimited free for three months.

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2019-07-15 08:40:15



Review: 'Solid State' by Jonathan Coulton  

We're reviving an old Slashdot tradition -- the review. Whenever there's something especially geeky -- or relevant to our present moment -- we'll share some thoughts. And I'd like to start with Jonathan Coulton's amazing 2017 album Solid State, and its trippy accompanying graphic novel adaptation by Matt Fraction. I even tracked down Jonathan Coulton on Friday for his thoughts on how it applies to our current moment in internet time... "When I started work on Solid State, the only thing I co

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2019-07-15 07:33:00



Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearings with Congress Day 1: How to watch - CNET  

The internet giant will appear before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

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2019-07-15 07:16:21



Computing pioneer and LGBT icon Alan Turing will grace the £50 note in 2021  

Alan Turing, one of the pioneering figures in modern computing, and also a tragic one in LGBT history, will soon appear on the U.K.'s £50 note. He was selected from a shortlist of scientists and bright minds so distinguished that it must have made the decision rather difficult.

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2019-07-15 06:42:39



Customer data management company Amperity raises $50M  

Amperity is announcing that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. The company offers what co-founder and CEO Kabir Shahani said is the ability to “ingest every piece of atomic-level data remotely related to a customer and assemble it into a customer 360.” To illustrate how Amperity can help businesses use their customer […]

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2019-07-15 06:38:39



The Sony PlayStation Classic hits its lowest price: $20 - CNET  

Who needs Amazon? Best Buy will sell you a bunch of Sony's retro games for a fifth of the original price.

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2019-07-15 06:28:06



The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has been given a name  

The first mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette will have a familiar name. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a “Stingray” when it’s revealed July 18. If that sounds familiar, it is. Numerous Corvette model years have been dubbed Stingray, beginning in 1963 with the second generation of the sports car. The Stingray nameplate ran until 1976. […]

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2019-07-15 06:25:36



Sutro's smart pool-monitoring device arrives next month  

Sutro's device has changed a lot since the company appeared as a contestant in our Hardware Battlefield way back in 2015. But who hasn't, really? The startup happened to be in town as TechCrunch paid a visit to SSV's Shenzhen headquarters. Turns out it's a good place to be six weeks ahead of your product's […]

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2019-07-15 06:08:18



Uber finally sets diversity, inclusion and equity goals  

Within the sphere of diversity, inclusion and equity, it’s common knowledge that companies are unlikely to achieve meaningful progress unless they put goals in place. Uber has finally gotten the memo. Today, as part of its third diversity report, Uber committed to two three-year goals, as well as broke out the stats around intersectionality. Today, […]

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2019-07-15 06:07:17



Amazon Prime Day 2019 Apple deals: iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats savings - CNET  

Prime Day is offering massive savings on Apple products, including over $100 off an iPad Pro.

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2019-07-15 06:06:58






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