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Chrome game invites you to yell 'Enhance!' at your computer screen - CNET  

Zoom in. Zoom in. Enhance. Enhance! Now you're Harrison Ford in Blade Runner.

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2018-08-17 12:17:31



Porsche teases Taycan EV, promises 60 mph in 3.5 seconds - Roadshow  

Porsche's first battery-electric vehicle promises to be quite the athlete.

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2018-08-17 11:10:11



Microsoft's Gamescom livestream -- watch it here - CNET  

We don't expect to see new hardware, but there should be some cool previews of upcoming games.

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2018-08-17 11:04:38



Star Wars Resistance shows Poe Dameron, BB-8 giving out a new mission video - CNET  

The anime-style Star Wars Resistance, which takes place before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, puts new spy Kazuda Xiono on a mission to find allies for Leia's Resistance.

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2018-08-17 11:02:23



The one thing nobody understands about MoviePass - CNET  

Commentary: This is why MoviePass died. At least the MoviePass we loved.

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2018-08-17 10:14:50



The Ampex Sign Is Coming Down  

harrymcc writes: If you ever watched anything on videotape, you have Silicon Valley pioneer Ampex -- which invented the technology -- to thank. And for years, the company's vintage sign has stood alongside Highway 101 as a tribute to its historical significance. But Stanford University, which owns the land the sign sits on, is in the process of dismantling it -- an act which Redwood City could have prevented but didn't. I wrote about this dismaying example of cultural shortsightedness at Fast Co

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2018-08-17 10:00:00



OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile, the first US carrier partner - CNET  

Don't worry, there's still a global version that will launch at the same time in October.

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2018-08-17 09:31:26



Take selfies from the sky with the DJI Spark: Just $250 - CNET  

That's the lowest price to date on DJI's amazingly capable quadcopter, which can be controlled using just your hands. Plus: Two bonus deals!

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2018-08-17 09:14:07



Tesla takes Ontario to court over cancelled EV incentives - Roadshow  

The lawsuit focuses on an exception made for traditional dealerships, which Tesla does not use.

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2018-08-17 08:55:39



First Samsung 8K TV may launch this month - CNET  

One really big sign to points to Samsung unveiling a real 8K TV at IFA 2018.

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2018-08-17 08:39:31



Google is reportedly working on an Echo Show rival - CNET  

The smart speaker with a display will be out for the holiday season, the report says.

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2018-08-17 08:26:24



5 unexpected things you can make in an Instant Pot - CNET  

It's good for more than just making dinner.

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2018-08-17 08:22:53



Kroger's autonomous grocery delivery kicks off in Arizona - Roadshow  

Nuro's driverless pods won't show up until the fall, though -- it'll be a self-driving Prius before then.

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2018-08-17 07:42:54



The Psychedelic Drug DMT Can Simulate a Near-Death Experience, Study Suggests  

dmoberhaus writes: In the first study of its kind, [published this week in the journal Frontiers in Psychology,] researchers dosed 13 people with the potent psychedelic dimethyltryptamine (DMT) to investigate its similarity to near-death experiences. As the researchers found, DMT does in fact induce experiences that are qualitatively similar to NDEs, [but the intensity of these NDEs largely depend on context]. Motherboard spoke with an independent researcher who pioneered DMT research in the 90s

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2018-08-17 07:00:00



AutoComplete: Shelby American releases a fancy, expensive Mustang GT video - Roadshow  

Plus: Tesla sues a Canadian province and Kroger lets robots deliver groceries.

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2018-08-17 06:58:25



Senators ask Facebook, Twitter, Google to block 3D-printed gun blueprints - CNET  

Facebook has already said it'll ban sites that share and host the designs. Will others follow suit?

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2018-08-17 06:40:04



New 2018 iPhone, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: All the rumors on price, specs, release date - CNET  

There's talk of a big one, a less-expensive one and one with three rear cameras.

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2018-08-17 05:17:13



Audi ditches manual transmissions in US because nobody bought them - Roadshow  

The A4 and the A5 were the last holdouts, but the take rate for the stick shift was hilariously low.

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2018-08-17 05:10:44



The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet returns as an eight-second machine - Roadshow  

An NHRA-certified roll cage and FIA-spec seats are only two parts of what make this car special.

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2018-08-17 04:54:36



Bitcoin scams using celebrity images are on the rise, watchdog says - CNET  

Trendy addresses are also being used to convince people to invest.

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2018-08-17 04:44:46



Elon Musk admits he's had a 'difficult and painful' year - Roadshow  

Musk opens up in raw New York Times interview about taking Tesla private and poor physical health after "excruciating" year.

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2018-08-17 04:34:32



The Asian Games esports logo is the least athletic thing we've seen - CNET  

Commentary: It certainly won't be winning any medals at this year's Games.

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2018-08-17 04:20:40



A Star Wars Production Designer Says a Now-Halted Spinoff Was Headed to Tatooine  

The future of Star Wars is very busy right now. Rumors have been swirling for months that Disney and Lucasfilm stopped production on some or all of the Star Wars Story spinoff films as they focus on the new franchises from Rian Johnson and the guys behind Game of Thrones. Lucasfilm insiders have denied this, but a …Read more...

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2018-08-17 04:04:21



This is the best Star Wars: Episode IX title rumor yet - CNET  

Commentary: Star Wars: A New Order would give a deserved nod to the 1977 original, and bring the film series full circle.

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2018-08-17 04:01:19



How to watch Dota 2's The International, the biggest esports event of the year - CNET  

Nearly $25 million is on the line at this year's tournament.

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2018-08-17 03:35:10



US Bosses Now Earn 312 Times the Average Worker's Wage, Figures Show  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The chief executives of America's top 350 companies earned 312 times more than their workers on average last year, according to a new report published Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute. The rise came after the bosses of America's largest companies got an average pay rise of 17.6% in 2017, taking home an average of $18.9m in compensation while their employees' wages stalled, rising just 0.3% over the year. The pay gap has risen dramat

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2018-08-17 03:30:00



HTC U12 Plus fires up in 'flame red' - CNET  

If you've been waiting for a brilliant reason to buy the phone, the new autumnal-hued model may qualify.

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2018-08-17 03:07:50



Star Wars Resistance trailer shows Poe Dameron and a new spy - CNET  

The anime-style show premieres Oct. 7 on the Disney Channel.

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2018-08-17 03:01:21



Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET  

About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.

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2018-08-17 02:57:37



Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods 'boutique' that exists only in messaging apps  

When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience on the platform […]

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2018-08-17 02:54:21



Apple is rethinking the hearing aid -- and now Android is, too. - CNET  

Hearing aids could get way smarter with official Android support from Google.

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2018-08-17 02:32:12



Amazon In Running To Acquire Landmark Movie Chain  

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is in the running to acquire Landmark Theaters, a chain focused on independent and foreign films with more than 50 theaters in 27 markets, including high-profile locations in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. From the report: Landmark's theaters are known for art-house fare, and some high-end locations include coffee bars or lounges, setting them apart from the typical movie experience. "This is probably a move to get broader distribu

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2018-08-17 02:05:00



NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image - CNET  

So sick and tired of the Photoshop? Then hold up, sit down -- see Hubble.

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2018-08-17 02:01:45



Asus takes a little off the sides for its new ROG gaming laptops - CNET  

Acer's thinner-and-lighter ROG Zephyrus S and big-display-little-bezel 17-inch Strix Scar II debut at Gamescom 2018.

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2018-08-17 01:45:39



The Man Who Jailbreaks Teslas  

harrymcc writes: Normally, a totaled Tesla is worth so little that they sell for peanuts at salvage auctions. But Berkeley, California engineer Phil Sadow buys trashed Tesla cars and gets them up and running again -- a feat which has required him to figure out how to root their software so he can run diagnostics normally unavailable to a tinkerer such as himself. Over at Fast Company, Daniel Terdiman tells the story of Sadow's work, which Tesla is apparently nonplussed about but has not tried to

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2018-08-17 01:25:00



How does the 2019 Ford Ranger's price stack up to its rivals? - Roadshow  

The midsize truck segment is heating up again after a long period of cooling off and we're curious how the newest kid on the block can compare to more established competitors.

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2018-08-17 01:17:18



Iron Fist is punchier, kickier, angrier in season 2 trailer - CNET  

There's a heap of punching with a side of high kicks and another pair of glowing fists.

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2018-08-17 01:15:32



Coinbase now supports buying and selling Ethereum Classic  

Coinbase has added a new buying option for its customers after the crypto exchange introduced Ethereum Classic to its collection. The addition was first announced in July but Coinbase took its time to implement its newest addition following criticism over the way it added Bitcoin Cash last year. Allegations of insider trading led the company to […]

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2018-08-17 01:09:37



Apple says no customer information involved in hack by Australian teen  

Apple on Friday commented on recent revelations that an Australian teen gained unauthorized access to its corporate computer network, saying the hack did not compromise customer data despite reports claiming the boy accessed customer accounts.

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2018-08-17 01:03:51



Nintendo's Switch Has Been Hiding a Buried 'VR Mode' For Over a Year  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Hackers have uncovered and tested a screen-splitting "VR Mode" that has been buried in the Switch's system-level firmware for over a year. The discovery suggests that Nintendo at least toyed with the idea that the tablet system could serve as a stereoscopic display for a virtual reality headset. Switch hackers first discovered and documented references to a "VrMode" in the Switch OS' Applet Manager services back in December when analyzing th

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2018-08-17 00:45:00



MoviePass Is Limiting Selection To 'Up To Six Films' a Day  

MoviePass is changing things up once again. In an email, CEO Mitch Lowe outlined the latest updates to the once-unlimited subscription plan. Most notable among the changes is the limiting of selection to "up to six films to choose from daily, including a selection of major studio first-run films and independent releases." TechCrunch reports: On top of that, there may be further limitations on showtime availability for the selected titles, based on "the popularity of those films on the app that p

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2018-08-17 00:03:00



Kroger Launches Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service In Arizona  

Residents of Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Kroger-owned Fry's Food Stores. The technology required to make this all possible is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving car project. Ars Technica reports: Kroger says that deliveries will have a flat $5.95 delivery fee, and customers can schedule same-day or next-day deliveries. Initially, the deliveries will be made by Nuro's fleet of modifie

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2018-08-16 23:20:00



Google Employees Protest Secret Work On Censored Search Engine For China  

According to The New York Times, "Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source)." In the letter, the employees wrote that the project and Google's apparent willingness to abide by China's censorship requirements "raise urgent moral and ethical issues." They

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2018-08-16 22:40:00



FDA Approves First Generic Version of EpiPen  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. The approval is part of the FDA's "longstanding commitment" to providing access to low-cost generic alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. It is unclear how much the generic product -- manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals -- will cost. In August 2016,

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2018-08-16 22:00:00



Twitter's Relationship With Third-Party Apps is Messy -- But It's Not Over  

It's a day that developers of some of the most high-profile Twitter third-party apps have dreaded, though it's one they've long-known was coming: Twitter is finally shutting off some of the developer tools that popular apps like Tweetbot and Twitterific have heavily relied on. From a report: With the change, many third-party Twitter apps will lose some functionality, like the ability to instantly refresh users' Twitter feeds and send push notifications. It won't make these apps unusable -- in so

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2018-08-16 21:20:00



Streaming TV services now reach 5% of U.S. Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year  

The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services – those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet – has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore. However, these services still account for a small portion of the overall market, as only 5 percent (4.9 million) of U.S. […]

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2018-08-16 21:05:22



DoorDash raises another $250M, nearly triples valuation to $4B  

Food delivery startup DoorDash announced this afternoon that it has raised $250 million, just five months since the company announced a $535 million round. Why raise more money so soon? CEO Tony Xu told Axios that he wasn’t actively looking for additional investment, but was open to investor interest because it could help the company expand […]

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2018-08-16 20:57:59



Facebook is going back to college  

While today's college graduates are "digital natives," these natives have been conditioned on Netflix-like interfaces, and aren't accustomed to laborious software configurations, or the steep learning curves required to master a software platform.

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2018-08-16 20:40:35



A Paper Posted Last Month Claims To Have Achieved Superconductivity at Room Temperature, But Other Physicists Say the Data May Be Incorrect  

dmoberhaus writes: Last month, two Indian physicists posted a paper to arxiv claiming to have demonstrated superconductivity at room temperature. If this paper is legitimate, it would represent a breakthrough in a problem that has existed for superconductivity for 100 years. Understandably, the paper shook the physics world, but when researchers started digging into the data they noticed something wasn't quite right -- the noise patterns in two independent measurements exactly correlated, which

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2018-08-16 20:40:00



36 states are using this hacking detection sensor to protect the midterm elections - CNET  

Albert sensors can detect hacking attempts and alert the government agencies quickly.

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2018-08-16 20:35:59



Ford to save money by using just five platforms for all its models - Roadshow  

Ford embraces modular platforms in a big way as it seeks to freshen its lineup.

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2018-08-16 20:26:14



Watch This Terrifying New Footage of California's Fire Tornado  

The Carr Fire is in the record books as one of California's largest and most destructive fires. But it will also forever live in nightmares for unleashing one of the most terrifying spectacles on Earth in the form of a firenado.Read more...

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2018-08-16 20:12:06



Return of the Bubble Car?  

mikeebbbd writes: Back in the 1950s, many European carmakers (some of which are still in operation such as BMW) made tiny cars for one or 2 people that ran on tiny amount of gas. The remaining examples of bubble cars have become sort of a fetish. Now two Swiss brothers, according to Reuters, are trying to resurrect one of the more iconic designs -- the BMW Isetta. One wonders how it could meet any kind of safety standards, but a prototype is shown in the article. Perhaps it might be registered a

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2018-08-16 20:00:00



Why MoviePass failed* (it's probably not what you think) - CNET  

Commentary: There's one thing people generally don't understand about MoviePass -- it needed allies to survive.

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2018-08-16 19:59:16



Work-Bench enterprise report predicts end of SaaS could be coming  

Work-Bench, a New York City venture capital firm that spends a lot of time around Fortune 1000 companies, has put together The Work-Bench Enterprise Almanac: 2018 Edition, which you could think of as a State of the Enterprise report. It’s somewhat like Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, but with a focus on the tools and […]

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2018-08-16 19:36:26



New Zealand to VCs and hedge fund managers buying up its land: No more  

Over the last couple of years, a once well-kept secret began to gain traction in New York media outlets: wealthy American investors, including VCs and hedge fund managers, had begun snapping up tracts of land in New Zealand, largely out of fear that a Trump administration could have a destabilizing effect on an already polarized […]

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2018-08-16 19:20:58



ARM Makes Its CPU Roadmap Public, Challenges Intel in PCs With Deimos and Hercules Chips  

With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020, PCWorld writes. From a report, which details ARM's announcement Thursday: ARM's now-public roadmap represents its first processors that are designed for the PC space. ARM, taking aim at the dominant player, claims its chips will equal and potentially even surpass Intel's in single-threaded perf

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2018-08-16 19:20:00



Galaxy Note 9: Is it really worth it? (The 3:59, Ep. 444) - CNET  

We break down CNET's full review of the Note 9, talk about T-Mobile customers getting Pandora Plus free for a year, and discuss crappy customer service.

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2018-08-16 19:07:46



Review: Audio-Technica's ANC700BT headphones sound great, but are marred by odd controls  

Audio-Technica's QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT tries to bridge the gap between performance and cost, and mostly succeeds except for awkward and unnecessary touch controls.

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2018-08-16 19:02:25



The World Economic Forum Warns That AI May Destabilize the Financial System  

Artificial intelligence will reshape the world of finance over the next decade or so by automating investing and other services -- but it could also introduce troubling systematic weaknesses and risks, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). From a report: Compiled through interviews with dozens of leading financial experts and industry leaders, the report concludes that artificial intelligence will disrupt the industry by allowing early adopters to outmaneuver competitors

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2018-08-16 18:40:00



The 1950s Guide to Proper Telephone Etiquette  

Phone calls here in 2018 seem to be more and more rare, especially with younger people. But most Americans still know basic phone etiquette, like saying "hello" when you answer the phone, and not hanging up without some kind of goodbye. But in case you've forgotten, here's a helpful guide from 1950 that was produced…Read more...

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2018-08-16 18:30:54



Tomu is a fingernail-sized computer that is easy to swallow  

I’m a huge fan of single board computers, especially if they’re small enough to swallow. That’s why I like the Tomu. This teeny-tiny ARM processor essentially interfaces with your computer via the USB port and contains two LEDs and two buttons. Once it’s plugged in the little computer can simulate a hard drive or mouse, […]

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2018-08-16 18:23:18



The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi  

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it's also one of the most frustrating. If you're plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other wifi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the wifi in your home.Read more...

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2018-08-16 18:08:03



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

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

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2018-08-16 18:00:00



2019 Subaru Forester sports modest base-price bump, huge tech gains - Roadshow  

New standard tech includes Apple CarPlay and Subaru's EyeSight safety suite.

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2018-08-16 17:58:19



The Psychedelic Drug DMT Can Simulate a Near-Death Experience, Study Suggests  

Not everyone who is close to death—or thinks they are, at least—has a "near-death experience." But those who do often hallucinate that they leave their bodies, meet otherworldly beings, see bright flashes and tunnels of light, and more. Those who take the psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT— a compound found…Read more...

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2018-08-16 17:56:15



FDA Finally Approves a Cheaper, Generic Version of the EpiPen  

A life-saving but increasingly expensive treatment for severe allergic attacks is poised to become cheaper. Read more...

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2018-08-16 17:56:11



AutoComplete: Pininfarina preps electric hypercar for Monterey video - Roadshow  

Plus: Ford brings us a new Cobra Jet and Infiniti gives us more electric vintage racer flavor.

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2018-08-16 17:31:05



Debian Linux Turns 25  

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

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2018-08-16 17:20:00



Google Search's new featured snippet panel saves you more clicks  

Google is introducing an additional format for featured snippets in its search results today. For years, these snippets have appeared at the top of the search results page and featured both images and text that Google thinks are relevant to your query. They are all about Google saving you a click. Today, Google is going […]

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2018-08-16 17:04:54



Apple considers ways to improve 360-degree, multi-camera video for use with VR headsets  

Apple is contemplating ways 360-degree video content for VR headsets could be improved, by coming up with a method for stitching together multi-directional image data from videos to make the appear with less distortion than current stitching apps and encoders can produce.

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2018-08-16 16:40:05



NYU Offers Full-Tuition Scholarships for All Medical Students  

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

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2018-08-16 16:40:00



Report: Google 'close' to finalizing lease for first flagship retail store - CNET  

Remember the Google Barge?

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2018-08-16 16:15:52



We've never seen a robotic hand do this video - CNET  

Engineers developed artificial intelligence that can learn to accomplish tasks on its own.

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2018-08-16 16:02:48



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

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

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2018-08-16 16:00:00



Action-packed Battlefield V trailer hints at battle royale mode - CNET  

There's a lot going on in this two-minute trailer.

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2018-08-16 15:53:18



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

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

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2018-08-16 15:20:00



Buy a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package before the deadline expires next week  

You've got one week left to plant your early-stage startup squarely in the path of 10,000 people, including influential investors, technologists, potential customers and the media. If you want to showcase your company at Disrupt San Francisco 2018, which takes place September 5-7, there's no better place to do it than the Startup Alley exhibit […]

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2018-08-16 14:54:40



Google clarifies how it tracks you even if Location History is turned off - CNET  

The search giant makes a change to a help page for users, after a backlash over its data collection practices.

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2018-08-16 14:42:33



Facebook cracks down on opioid dealers after years of neglect  

Facebook’s role in the opioid crisis could become another scandal following yesterday’s release of harrowing new statistics from the Center for Disease Control. It estimated there were nearly 30,000 synthetic opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, up from roughly 20,000 the year before. When recreational drugs like Xanax and OxyContin are adulterated with […]

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2018-08-16 14:40:23



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

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

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2018-08-16 14:40:00



Stranger Things star teases that new season 'takes a lot of risks' - CNET  

David Harbour praises "great scripts" for next year, and notes that the actors are "out of our comfort zone."

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2018-08-16 14:36:54



Hearing aids could get way smarter with official Android support - CNET  

Apple is rethinking the hearing aid -- and now Google's Android is, too.

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2018-08-16 14:31:30



Pokémon GO is getting a big new 'Special Research' quest next week  

Just a few months back, Niantic added its first "Special Research" to Pokemon Go. Sort of like an in-game quest, the research had players complete a series of tasks to unlock an otherwise unobtainable Pokemon. Now they're back with another one.

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2018-08-16 14:27:24



Autonomous retail startup Inokyo's first store feels like stealing  

Inokyo wants to be the indie Amazon Go. It’s just launched its prototype cashierless autonomous retail store. Cameras track what you grab from shelves, and with a single QR scan of its app on your way in and out of the store, you’re charged for what you got. Inokyo‘s first store is now open on […]

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2018-08-16 14:08:39



Overhaul Your Home Network With This 20% Amazon Code  

Whether you need an entirely new router, a range extender for one corner of your house, or a modem so you can stop paying equipment rental fees to your ISP, this deal is for you. Use promo code 20TPLINK to save 20% on your choice of TP-Link networking products from this page. A few of our picks are below, but head…Read more...

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2018-08-16 14:03:14



Testing BMW's next-generation 3 Series prototype in Germany - Roadshow  

Will the next BMW 3 Series once again be the benchmark of its class?

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2018-08-16 14:02:09



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

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

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2018-08-16 14:00:00



Slack is down, take the rest of the day off  

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

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2018-08-16 13:51:26



The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big  

AR/VR/XR are going to be big, but not everyone will win. Today's market is a collection of related point solutions to specific problems, but not a fully functioning ecosystem. Not yet.

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2018-08-16 13:49:21



Samsung's leaked Odyssey+ headset: A reboot for Microsoft's VR ambitions? - CNET  

We'd heard Samsung had more headsets on the way -- but we didn't expect this.

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2018-08-16 13:43:41



OWC reveals Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter for MacBook Pro, iMac  

Aftermarket Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched its Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter, allowing users to connect their Mac or MacBook to a 10-gigabit network at the same maximum network speed offered by the iMac Pro.

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2018-08-16 13:40:28



Google and GN Hearing partner to stream audio from Android devices directly to hearing aids  

Denmark’s GN Hearing broke new ground in hearing aid technology five years ago when it inked a deal with Apple to develop a hearing aid that would integrate seamlessly with an iPhone, with no need for an intermediary device. And today it announced a significant, new milestone expansion in that technology: it has partnered with Google to […]

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2018-08-16 13:34:05



Has your Vitamix been recalled? Here's how to find out - CNET  

Check your model to avoid injury.

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2018-08-16 13:30:36



Google Releases a Searchable Database of US Political Ads  

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

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2018-08-16 13:00:00



The Media Cannot Resist Lionizing National Security Ghouls  

William McRaven, a former admiral who was the architect of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, has written a short op-ed for the Washington Post demanding that Donald Trump revoke his security clearance, too, just as he revoked John Brennan's. Read more...

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2018-08-16 12:49:26



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

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

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2018-08-16 12:41:35



Virgin Orbit will fly rockets from the UK video - CNET  

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

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2018-08-16 12:22:05



Ajit Pai Knew FCC Cyberattack Was Fake for Seven Months but Kept Quiet  

Asked only once at a Senate hearing Thursday about the fake security incident that's needled his agency for more than a year, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, acknowledged for the first time knowing secretly for several months that his office likely fed U.S. lawmakers false information.Read more...

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2018-08-16 12:17:38



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

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

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2018-08-16 12:16:43






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