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Newest NOAA Weather Satellite Suffers Critical Malfunction  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released some bad news yesterday: the GOES-17 weather satellite that launched almost two months ago has a cooling problem that could endanger the majority of the satellite's value. GOES-17 is the second of a new generation of weather satellite to join NOAA's orbital fleet. Its predecessor is covering the U.S. East Coast, with GOES-17 meant to become "GOES-West." While providing higher-

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2018-05-24 23:40:00



StumbleUpon Is Shutting Down After 16 Years of Service  

An anonymous reader shares a report: After launching in 2002, website discovery platform StumbleUpon is shutting down on June 30. Over its existence, the service racked up 60 billion stumbles for 40 million users, cofounder Garrett Camp wrote in a Medium post this week. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2018-05-24 23:00:00



First Cuba, Now China? A Worker In US Embassy In China Experienced 'Abnormal' Sounds, Brain Damage  

amxcoder writes: An American citizen working at a U.S. consulate located in the Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported experiencing "abnormal" sounds (and pressures) for the past several months, starting in late 2017 until April of 2018. Upon medical evaluation, the worker has been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury symptoms. The U.S. embassy is conducting an investigation into the issue, and is issuing warnings to all U.S. citizens in China. The symptoms and several other similarities h

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2018-05-24 22:20:00



YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos In Some User Feeds  

YouTube is testing non-chronological subscription feeds to try and serve you content that it thinks you'll want to see at the top. The problem with this is that the subscription feed exists because users subscribed to content that they want to see. If they don't, they will unsubscribe, thereby removing unwanted content from the feed. Gizmodo reports: YouTube confirmed the test on Twitter after some users noticed the change and inquired as to why the heck their subscription feed was no longer in

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2018-05-24 21:40:00



Uber's Self-Driving Car Saw Pedestrian 6 Seconds Before Fatal Strike, Says Report  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Arizona Daily Star: The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators. In a preliminary report on the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that emergency braking is not enabled while Uber's

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2018-05-24 21:00:00



Some Low-Cost Android Phones Shipped With Malware Built In  

More than 100 different low-cost Android models from manufacturers such as ZTE, Archos, and myPhone ship with malware pre-installed, researchers at Avast Threat Labs reported on Thursday. Users in more than 90 countries, including the U.S., are affected by this, the researchers said. From a report: The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. The app consists of a dropper and a payload.

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2018-05-24 20:20:00



James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye up for auction - Roadshow  

If you've got the equivalent of $2.1 million, James Bond's ride could be yours.

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2018-05-24 20:18:34



Boba Fett Star Wars movie reportedly in development with James Mangold - CNET  

Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold, next off the production line could be Boba Fett.

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2018-05-24 20:11:58



Fortnite tallied almost $300 million in April, with no signs of slowing down - CNET  

The money keeps rolling in for Epic Games' battle royale shooter, which doubled its revenue in just two months.

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2018-05-24 19:59:07



T-Mobile Bug Let Anyone See Any Customer's Account Details  

An anonymous reader writes: A bug in T-Mobile's website let anyone access the personal account details of any customer with just their cell phone number, ZDNet reported Thursday. The flaw, since fixed, could have been exploited by anyone who knew where to look -- a little-known T-Mobile subdomain that staff use as a customer care portal to access the company's internal tools. The subdomain -- promotool.t-mobile.com, which can be easily found on search engines -- contained a hidden API that would

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2018-05-24 19:40:00



About $1.2 Billion in Cryptocurrency Stolen Since 2017  

Criminals have stolen about $1.2 billion in cryptocurrencies since the beginning of 2017, as bitcoin's popularity and the emergence of more than 1,500 digital tokens have put the spotlight on the unregulated sector, according to estimates from the Anti-Phishing Working Group released on Thursday. From a report: The estimates were part of the non-profit group's research on cryptocurrency and include reported and unreported theft. "One problem that we're seeing in addition to the criminal activity

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2018-05-24 19:00:00



Alphabet Shareholders and Employees Want Executive Pay Linked to Diversity Goals  

A group of shareholders and several Google employees are teaming up to back a proposal that would tie executive compensation to the company's ability to meet certain diversity goals. But Google's parent company, Alphabet, is opposing the proposal, saying that linking executive pay to diversity metrics isn't in the…Read more...

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2018-05-24 18:45:54



GOAT launches electric scooters in Austin  

Dockless electric scooter company GOAT has launched in Austin after receiving official permits from the city’s transportation department for its pilot program. Unlike what’s happened in San Francisco with startups Bird, Lime and Spin, GOAT says it wants to work in tandem with city officials in Austin. GOAT is currently bootstrapped, but says it plans […]

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2018-05-24 18:22:56



Internal Documents Show Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend  

In 2014, multiple users reported that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets were bending under pressure, such as when they were kept in a pocket. As a byproduct of this issue, the touchscreen's internal hardware was also susceptible to losing its connection to the phone's logic board. It turns out, Apple was aware that this could happen. Motherboard: Apple's internal tests found that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are significantly more likely to bend than the iPhone 5S, according to information ma

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2018-05-24 18:20:00



Han Solo's blaster isn't science fiction - CNET  

Turns out the Star Wars scoundrel's go-to weapon is actually very viable. And, yes, Han shot first.

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2018-05-24 18:19:52



Hitlist's new premium service puts a travel agent in your pocket  

Hitlist, a several-years-old app for finding cheap flights, has begun rolling out a subscription tier that will turn it into something more akin to your own mobile travel agent. While the core app experience, which monitors airlines for flight deals, will continue to be free, the new premium upgrade will unlock a handful of other […]

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2018-05-24 18:07:36



Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Long-Time Voice of the Linux Community, Has Passed Away  

Reader rootmon writes: Our thoughts/prayers are with the family and friends of long time open source writer/journalist Robin "Roblimo" Miller who passed away this morning. Robin "Roblimo" Miller (born October 30, 1952) served as the Editor-in-Chief of Open Source Technology Group, the company which owned Slashdot, SourceForge.net, Freshmeat, Linux.com, NewsForge, and ThinkGeek between 2000 to 2008. Miller formerly owned Robin's Limousine, a small limo company based in Elkridge, Maryland, the ori

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2018-05-24 17:55:00



The AI in your non-autonomous car  

Sorry. Your next car probably won't be autonomous. But, it will still have artificial intelligence.

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2018-05-24 17:40:35



Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled  

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.

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2018-05-24 17:34:05



Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway  

Gizmodo is launching its first podcast next week, on May 30. Read more...

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2018-05-24 17:29:41



Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary  

'Complicit,' which showed at film festivals around the world the last two years and just aired on Australian television, says Chinese electronics firms use harmful chemicals that poison workers and Apple should be held completely responsible for it.

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2018-05-24 17:27:31



Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in US  

New Bedford hopes to soon be the operations center for the first major offshore wind farm in the United States, bringing billions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs to the town and other ports on the East Coast. The New York Times: On Wednesday, that effort took a major step forward as the State of Massachusetts, after holding an auction, selected a group made up of a Danish investment firm and a Spanish utility to erect giant turbines on the ocean bottom, beginning about 15 miles of

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2018-05-24 17:20:00



iPhone 6 'bendgate' was real -- and Apple knew about it, according to court docs - CNET  

Apple shipped the phones knowing they would bend, says Judge Lucy Koh.

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2018-05-24 17:18:55



Inside Facebook's anti-sex trafficking hackathon  

Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet. Deep inside Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, teams drawn from Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Pinterest worked through the night to prototype new tools designed to help nonprofits in their fight against child sex […]

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2018-05-24 17:02:26



Acer Predator Helios 300, 500 gaming laptops get a big dose of 8th-gen Intel - CNET  

With Intel Core i9+ and i7+ processors and overclockable Nivida graphics, these gaming laptops are ready to rip through whatever games you've got.

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2018-05-24 17:01:33



Ford's new Corktown offices are in full swing and they look awesome - Roadshow  

Ford announced plans in December to consolidate offices for many of its high-tech teams in a former factory in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, and now it's happened.

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2018-05-24 16:59:43



Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact  

An Oregon family's Amazon Echo recorded household audio and sent it to an employee of the family's husband, something Amazon blamed on a rare bug that it intends to fix.

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2018-05-24 16:59:25



A Eulogy for the Luminiferous Ether  

Science is a field of progress, and in order to keep moving forward, you've got to break down a few walls. If you're in New York on June 6, come join us for our Science Wake: Eulogies for Failed Theories. It's a part of the Underground Science Festival, an alternative science festival meant to spotlight how science…Read more...

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2018-05-24 16:51:38



Scientists Observe 'Black Widow' Pulsar in Mind-Boggling Resolution  

Thanks to a quirk of astrophysics, astronomers were able to observe features just tens of kilometers apart near a spinning neutron star located 6,500 light-years away from Earth. This is like using a telescope in your backyard to see DNA strands on the moon.Read more...

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2018-05-24 16:47:21



Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC  

A number of MacBook and MacBook Pro models are showing up in Apple's online store as sold out but available for delivery after June 4, suggesting that a refresh of some lines could be announced during June's WWDC event.

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2018-05-24 16:39:46



Woman Says Alexa Device Recorded Her Private Conversation and Sent It To Random Contact; Amazon Confirms the Incident  

Gary Horcher, reporting for KIRO7: A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family's contact list. "My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name. Every room in her f

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2018-05-24 16:35:00



PayPal starts deeper integration with Google; users can now pay directly in Gmail, YouTube and more  

Google earlier this year rebranded all of its payment services under Google Pay to help it double down on making transactions across its platform more frictionless (and more used). Now comes another development: PayPal and Google are kicking off a deep integration, where users who add their PayPal details to their Google Play accounts will be […]

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2018-05-24 16:28:48



And the winner of Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech is… Wingly  

At the very beginning, there were 15 startups. After a morning of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner. Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for […]

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2018-05-24 16:15:46



Missing Climate Goals Could Cost the World $20 Trillion  

An anonymous reader shares a report: There are trillions of reasons for the world to prevent temperatures from rising more than 1.5C, the aspirational target laid out in the Paris climate agreement, according to a new study. If nations took the necessary actions to meet that goal, rather than the increasingly discussed 2C objective, there's a 60 percent chance it would save the world more than $20 trillion, according to new work published this week in Nature by scientists at Stanford. That figur

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2018-05-24 16:00:00



Facebook accused of collecting user data from texts, photos - CNET  

A lawsuit alleges Facebook used its apps to gather info on users and their friends.

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2018-05-24 15:49:57



T-Mobile tool let literally anyone with your phone number find your full address  

An unsecured T-Mobile tool potentially gave access to millions of customers' details to anyone with a URL and a phone number, according to ZDNet. The bug exposed an internal T-Mobile tool to anyone who knew where to look, the report says, needing just a phone number to expose the customer's full name, billing address, account number, and in some cases tax ID info. The flaw was exposed by a security researcher, Ryan Stephenson, who first reported the bug to T-Mobile's bug bounty program in retu...

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2018-05-24 15:22:21



Pornhub Launches VPNhub, Its Own Virtual Private Network App  

"Adult entertainment" giant Pornhub is entering the busy virtual private network (VPN) space with the launch of its very own VPN service. From a report: Dubbed VPNhub, the new service is available for free via native apps on Android, iOS, MacOS, and Windows, though there is a premium subscription available that gets rid of the ads and promises faster speeds. In the U.S., this will cost between $12 and $14 per month, depending on the platform. VPNhub promises unlimited bandwidth, even on the free

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2018-05-24 15:20:00



Vevo will shutter apps, in order to focus on YouTube  

YouTube has long been the key to Vevo's music syndication services, and in a blog post today, the company announced plans to focus even more on the site. The effort, which finds Vevo, "focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities," also involves trimming away some of the elements it deems unnecessary to […]

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2018-05-24 15:09:16



Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube  

Vevo, the record label-owned distributor of music videos and related content, will be shutting down its apps for iOS and other operating systems, as well as its consumer-facing website.

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2018-05-24 14:48:42



US Launches Criminal Probe Into Bitcoin Price Manipulation  

The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The investigation is focused on illegal practices that can influence prices -- such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into buying

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2018-05-24 14:40:00



This Five-Figure Desktop Might Also Be the Most Outrageous Nintendo Switch Dock Ever Created  

The Nintendo Switch is already the hottest console on the block, so how do you go about making it even better? By building a wildly expensive custom gaming desktop with a built-in Switch dock, so you can enjoy the best of the console and PC world, of course. Read more...

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2018-05-24 14:21:31



Google opens its G Suite for Education to home-school co-ops  

Google today announced it is changing the eligibility guidelines of its free G Suite for Education service to include home-school co-ops. Parents and teachers who run home-school co-ops will be able to sign up for it in the coming weeks. G Suite for Education includes all of Google’s usual online productivity tools and then layers a number of […]

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2018-05-24 14:08:24



Trump Cancels Singapore Summit With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un  

President Donald Trump has cancelled his much anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that was scheduled to take place in Singapore on June 12, he announced moments ago. In a letter to Kim, the president said; "I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger an open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter to serve

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2018-05-24 14:07:00



3D-printed measuring cube replaces all your cups, teaspoons - CNET  

The bakercube is every teaspoon and cup together in one gadget.

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2018-05-24 13:47:03



The Surprising and Spectacular Joy of Accordions  

Paul Ramunni had been doing people's taxes for 40 years and he knew it wasn't something that made them happy. So when one day, he woke up with a strong urge to play the accordion again—an instrument that had embarrassed him as a 10-year-old —he didn't fight it. Music would probably make people happier than a tax bill.…Read more...

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2018-05-24 13:36:58



Facebook and Instagram launch US political ad labeling and archive  

Facebook today revealed that it’s chosen not to shut down all political ads because that could unfairly favor incumbents and candidates without resources to buy pricey TV ads. Instead, it’s now launching its previously announced “paid for by” labels on political and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. and its publicly searchable […]

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2018-05-24 13:11:51



New Evidence Points to an Unbroken, Million-Year-Long Ice Core in Antarctica  

Imagine an unbroken chronological record, dating back a million years, of temperature and atmospheric conditions on Earth. Such a thing could indeed exist in the form of an ancient and undisturbed Antarctic ice core, according to a recent survey.Read more...

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2018-05-24 13:04:09



Gamers Involved In Fatal Wichita 'Swatting' Indicted On Federal Charges  

bricko shares a report from Kansas: A federal grand jury has indicted the man accused in Wichita's fatal swatting as well as the two gamers involved in the video game dispute that prompted the false emergency call. The 29-page indictment was unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. It charges 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, who is facing state court charges including involuntary manslaughter, with false information and hoaxes, cyberstalking, threatening to kill another or

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2018-05-24 13:00:00



Does Sprint actually think it can charge $42 more than everyone else for the LG G7?  

LG's latest flagship, the abominably-named G7 ThinQ, goes up for preorder today and tomorrow. As always, the bulk of sales are likely to be through the carriers, and three of the four major networks are going to be carrying the LG G7 ThinQ at launch. For most big phone launches, pricing is agreed well in advance and the total device price is consistent across all networks, with only the monthly payment amounts and trade-in deals varying between networks. But for the G7 ThinQ, Sprint has decided

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2018-05-24 12:57:53



Roadshow's guilty pleasure cars for 2018 - Roadshow  

Meet the cars we can't help but love, even if we really shouldn't.

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2018-05-24 12:56:50



Twitter unveils new political ad guidelines set to go into effect this summer  

Following the unrelenting wave of controversy around Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter announced new guidelines today for political advertisements on the social networking site. The policy, which will go into effect this summer ahead of midterm elections, will look towards preventing foreign election interference by requiring organizations to self-identify and certify that […]

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2018-05-24 12:50:17



Honda engineers build Civic Type R pickup truck concept - Roadshow  

The one-off keeps the Type R's turbo engine and will hit 62 mph in less than 6 seconds.

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2018-05-24 12:44:47



Moto G6 now on sale by Verizon for $240 unlocked - CNET  

Or $10 per month, whichever you prefer.

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2018-05-24 12:43:43



Amazon bans shoppers who return too much, judge says Trump can't block users on Twitter video - CNET  

Today's major tech headlines include Amazon's bans on customers who return too many items, a judge's decision on Trump blocking users on social media, and HTC U12 Plus preview.

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2018-05-24 12:40:22



Are There Infinite Jobs?  

The following is an excerpt from GigaOm publisher Byron Reese’s new book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future…

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2018-05-24 12:33:51



Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries  

On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer and standing amidst a group of hoodie-clad software developers typing away diligently at their laptops against a backdrop of Star Wars and xkcd comic wallpaper.

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2018-05-24 12:30:31



Amazon sale saves you $30 on the Google Wifi mesh system everyone loves  

There are dozens of different options out there when it comes to mesh wireless systems for consumers, but there’s only one that’s made by Google. And of course, if it’s made by Google you know that it’s going to be a high-quality system that’s also wonderfully reliable and easy to use. The Google Wifi System gives you whole-home coverage up to 4,500 sq ft, and it offers blazing fast speeds up to 1,200Mbps thanks to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac support. It’s well worth the

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2018-05-24 12:24:08



This Concept Art From the 2011 ThunderCats Reboot Is a Glimpse of What Could Have Been   

There are any number of reasons as to why fans of the original ThunderCats series from the '80s are up in arms over the style of ThunderCats Roar, Cartoon Network's upcoming reboot of the franchise that's decidedly more whimsical and aimed at a younger audience.Read more...

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2018-05-24 12:22:49



Criminal defendants could get access to Facebook user content, court rules - CNET  

The California Supreme Court kicks the case back to trial court to determine whether info was public when it was subpoenaed.

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2018-05-24 12:04:35



Lowest prices around: 13" MacBook Pro w/ 256GB SSD for $1,269; 13" Touch Bar for $1,595; up to $117 off Sonos speakers  

Pre-Memorial Day weekend deals are going on now with the popular 256GB 13" MacBook Pro returning for $1,269 for a limited time only. Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $205 off with our exclusive coupon code, plus no tax collected in any state (even NY and NJ). Sonos smart speakers, soundbars and subwoofers are up to $117 off as well.

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2018-05-24 12:01:06



Amazon Echo bug recorded a couple's private conversations and sent them to a friend  

We've welcomed smart speakers into our homes with the kind of enthusiasm you don't normally see around always-on listening devices, because from the very beginning, Amazon stressed that Alexa wasn't snooping on your conversations, and the data wasn't being used for anything nefarious. While that might be true most of the time, every rule has an exception, as a family in Portland recently learned. The woman, whose first name is Danielle, told KIRO7 News she received a phone call two weeks ago. ...

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2018-05-24 11:55:55



Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M  

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive new round of funding with its announcement of a $155 million financing round. While competitor Wag has become a juggernaut, there seems room for both room for […]

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2018-05-24 11:52:30



This could be the first major next-gen iPhone X leak  

Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launched about two months ago. The OnePlus 6 began shipping earlier this week, and the LG G7 ThinQ is set to hit store shelves next week. The Galaxy Note 9 is on the horizon, and HTC just unveiled its intriguing new U12+. And yet despite the fact that there are so many impressive flagship phones out there right now and even more coming over the course of the next few months, Apple's next-generation iPhone X successors still manage to soak up most of the att

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2018-05-24 11:44:44



What is Google Duplex? - CNET  

No, it won't be able to call Mom and have a conversation on your behalf. Not yet, at least.

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2018-05-24 11:29:45



Get a free 1-year subscription to ShopRunner - CNET  

Normally $79, this shopping service offers free 2-day shipping from participating stores, free returns and more. Plus: Score a free Google Home Mini.

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2018-05-24 11:23:10



Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214  

Apple's Services business is vastly undervalued by the market, and not considered part of the larger whole by investors according to investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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2018-05-24 11:21:05



Custom diamond-encrusted $10,500 iPhone X available from European luxury vendor  

Luxury accessory maker Hadoro is now selling customized versions of the iPhone X in which the original glass back has been completely replaced with expensive designs and materials.

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2018-05-24 11:11:57



Netflix magic market number larger than big cable company's magic market number  

Netflix’s market cap is now larger than Comcast, which is pretty much just a symbolic thing given that the companies are valued very differently but is like one of those moments where Apple was larger than Exxon and may be some kind of watershed moment for technology. Or not. A couple notes on this largely […]

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2018-05-24 11:07:47



Acer gaming desktops run from stealthy Predator to compact Nitro - CNET  

The company's new gaming gear for summer includes two more options in the mesmerizing Orion line, a flagship that's got a name and a CPU, and more.

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2018-05-24 11:04:45



New report reveals even more freaky details about the UFO that shocked the US Navy  

UFO sightings are a dime a dozen these days, and they have been for a while, but back in December the New York Times released the results of an investigation into the US military's monitoring of UFO claims and came up with something totally wild. It was a video released by the Pentagon that shows US Navy pilots tracking the movements of a totally unexplainable aircraft. Now, a local news team from Las Vegas has obtained a military report that offers even more details on the sighting, and the sto

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2018-05-24 11:02:19



Vevo to shut standalone mobile apps, making YouTube its main gig - CNET  

From now on, you'll probably only know Vevo as a watermark on YouTube music videos. (If that's not the case already...)

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2018-05-24 11:01:23



Facebook fixer-upper: Can artificial intelligence clean up your feed? video - CNET  

Mark Zuckerberg wants to use AI can clean up Facebook. Those machines are going to see a lot of garbage...

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2018-05-24 10:56:19



Now Kilauea's Eruption Is Producing Wild Blue Flames  

With 100-foot fire fountains sending rivers of lava toward the sea, it may seem like Kilauea has exhausted its pyrotechnic bag of tricks.Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:56:07



Thursday's Best Deals: Samsung Monitors, Apple Watch, Magnetic Belts, and More  

Fill your cart with deals on Samsung monitors, an Apple watch, magnetic belts, and a whole bunch more.Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:53:53



Maybe Don't Believe Those Wild Rumors About Familiar Faces in Black Panther 2  

Sony's Bloodshot movie adds a few more interesting names. The Six Million Dollar Man movie reboot has been pushed back. Get to know the new superheroes of Incredibles 2. More Flash and Supergirl casting rumors hint at more comics characters coming into the CW TV fold. Plus, what's to come on Handmaids Tale and Legion.…Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:42:45



Amazon confirms Echo shared Oregon family's private audio video - CNET  

Seattle TV station KIRO interviews a woman who says her Amazon Echo recorded private conversations and sent audio clips to someone on the family's contact list.

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2018-05-24 10:41:05



So long, StumbleUpon  

All told, 16 years is a pretty good run in the social media world. After launching in 2002, website discovery platform StumbleUpon is shutting down on June 30. Over its existence, the service racked up 60 billion stumbles for 40 million users, cofounder Garrett Camp wrote in a Medium post this week. Those of us […]

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2018-05-24 10:37:15



The 10 Best Deals of May 24, 2018  

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:30:50



Bug-Sprayed Clothing Really Does Keep Ticks Away  

A new CDC-led study published today in the Journal of Medical Entomology suggests it might be a great time to invest in a new fashion trend: bug spray-laced clothing. The study found that clothing treated with permethrin was able to stop several species of disease-causing ticks in their tracks, either paralyzing them…Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:13:30



Scammer Threatens to Kill Happy the Dog Unless Owner Pays Bitcoin Ransom  

It can be difficult to muster anger about every bitcoin scam out there, but when con artists go after our Very Good Dogs, consider me invested. This weekend, a basset hound named Happy went missing in North Carolina, and a scammer claiming to have the dog soon demanded hundreds of dollars in bitcoin for his return.Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:12:22



Early Memorial Day sales: $22 wireless headphones, laptop price cuts and more - CNET  

Today's top deals include some early Memorial Day sales.

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2018-05-24 10:08:12



Woot's Blowing Out Over a Dozen Samsung Monitors Right Now, Including High-End Gaming Displays  

If your workstation is due for an upgrade, Woot's blowing out a whole bunch of refurbished Samsung displays today, with prices starting at just $110.Read more...

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2018-05-24 10:08:02



Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 710 Platform For Midrange Android Phones  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from AnandTech: Today Qualcomm announces a new entry to the Snapdragon lineup with the first 700-series SoC platform. The Snapdragon 710 is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 660 but comes with a new branding more worthy of the increased performance characteristics of the SoC. The big IP blocks found on the Snapdragon 710 are very much derivatives of what's found on the flagship Snapdragon 845. On the CPU side we see the same 2.2GHz maximum clock on the big

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2018-05-24 10:00:00



Uh-oh, NOAA's brand new weather satellite is already broken  

Remember that awesomely powerful new weather satellite that delivered this really cool lightning-tracking video earlier this week? Yeah, so, funny story, it might already be busted. In a bulletin released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the group explains how its brand new weather tracking tool, GOES-17, has developed a serious problem with its cooling system. According to the bulletin, the satellite's cooling system "did not start up properly during the in-orbit

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2018-05-24 09:59:32



NASA scientists invented a new way for Curiosity to drill on Mars, and it actually worked  

When you're doing some home improvements and a tool breaks it can be a pretty frustrating experience. I mean you have to go all the way to the hardware store for a replacement, and have you seen the parking situation at Home Depot? Forget it, that door hinge can stay broken, I'm going to watch some TV. Now, imagine that happening with a drill you're controlling from 60 million miles away. That's exactly what happened to NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, which saw a critical failure to its drilling

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2018-05-24 09:52:04



Adyen confirms an IPO in Amsterdam, valuing the payments giant at $7B-$11B  

The floodgates are definitely open for IPOs in the tech world right now, and the latest is coming out of Europe. Adyen, a company that powers payments for large and smaller e-commerce merchants and others, has said that it plans to publicly list on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange, keeping the company’s financial future close to where […]

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2018-05-24 09:42:55



GDPR: Here's what you need to know video - CNET  

The EU's new privacy law takes effect Friday. Here're the basics.

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2018-05-24 09:37:57



Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service  

Vevo, the major label-owned music video service, is pulling back from the spotlight. On Thursday, the company announced that it will be shutting down its website and mobile apps over the next few weeks. Read more...

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2018-05-24 09:27:50



Today's top deals: Spy pen, ultra-fast microSD cards, wireless keyboards you never charge, more  

We've got some truly terrific daily deals rounded up on Thursday, and the coolest one is probably a $31 spy pen that covertly records 1080p video and crystal clear audio. It's awesome, but please don't be a creep with it. Other top deals on Thursday include ultra-fast Samsung 64GB and 128GB microSD cards, a cordless vacuum just as good as a Dyson for just $149.99 with coupon code H97UPHMY, discounts on the Windows (ignore Mac in the title, it's a mistake) and Mac versions of the incredible wirel

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2018-05-24 09:27:05



The national security implications of Chinese venture capitalists are overblown  

Washington — as Washington does — is barreling towards a new reform plan designed to protect American innovation from overseas investors (which should really just be read as the Chinese these days). Earlier this week, congressional committees passed a measure designed to strengthen CFIUS, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which we have […]

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2018-05-24 09:23:12



Anker's new 360° Bluetooth speaker packs 12-hour battery life and its own light show  

Some portable Bluetooth speakers offer great sound and impressive bass. Some portable Bluetooth speakers have 360° sound. Some portable Bluetooth speakers feature fantastic battery life that lasts up to half a day of continuous playback from a single charge. Some portable Bluetooth speakers have IPX7 water-resistance so you can dunk them in a pool without worrying. And some portable Bluetooth speakers can be paired together for seamless stereo sound. But one portable Bluetooth speaker has al

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2018-05-24 09:22:28



Meet the five finalists at Startup Battlefield Europe  

Fifteen companies just got off the stage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech in Paris. The TechCrunch team has taken feedback from our expert judges and narrowed the group down to five companies that will be competing in the finals on the VivaTech Main Stage at 6:15pm CET. (If you’re not at VivatTech, you […]

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2018-05-24 09:22:17



Church of England now answers questions via Amazon Alexa - CNET  

Are you there, God? It's me, Alexa.

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2018-05-24 09:19:23



'Battlefield V' is all about a more immersive World War II experience – watch the reveal trailer  

Fortnite and PUBG might be the hottest games right now, massive multiplayer shooters where skill and strategy will both help you get ahead, but they lack magic. Yes, no two Battle Royale games are similar, but neither game offers any sort of background story. Put a similar concept inside the right context, like World War I or World War II, and you have a game that I really want to play. Battlefield V happens to be that. You may have heard this about other World War II games in the past as well

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2018-05-24 09:11:35



Ferrari's one-off SP38 has a nutso rear end - Roadshow  

Throw enough money Maranello's way, and they'll build just about anything.

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2018-05-24 09:10:39



Totalbiscuit, one of gaming's most popular YouTubers, has passed away - CNET  

After a long struggle with bowel cancer, John "Totalbiscuit" Bain died aged 33.

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2018-05-24 09:10:37



Buy a DJI Spark for $399, get a free remote - CNET  

Normally a $119 extra, the remote makes the drone easier to fly and extends the range.

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2018-05-24 09:02:02



Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds  

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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2018-05-24 09:01:39



Gutsy Samsung scheme will 'turn off' millions of TVs - CNET  

Prepare for panic as television viewers believe their beloved sets are busted by a Samsung ad in disguise.

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2018-05-24 08:53:19



Voices in AI – Episode 44: A Conversation with Gaurav Kataria  

In this episode, Byron and Gaurav discuss machine learning, jobs, and security. Byron Reese: This is voices and AI brought to you…

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2018-05-24 08:37:11






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