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Amazon Joins Walmart In Saying Tesla Solar Panels Caught Fire  

Earlier today, it was reported that Tesla is working to resolve the lawsuit Walmart filed against the company earlier this week over defective solar panels. However, this story is far from over as Amazon has chimed in by saying it too has seen its Tesla solar panels catch fire. Bloomberg reports: On Friday, Amazon.com Inc. said a June 2018 blaze on the roof of one of its warehouses in Redlands, California, involved a solar panel system that Tesla's SolarCity division had installed. The Seattle-b

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2019-08-24 10:00:00



Netflix Tests 'Collections' That Are Curated By Humans Instead of Algorithms  

Netflix is testing an all-new recommendation system called "Collections" that relies on humans instead of neural networks. TechCrunch reports: While Netflix today already offers thematic suggestions of things to watch, based on your Netflix viewing history, Collections aren't only based on themes. According to Netflix, the titles are curated by experts on the company's creative teams, and are organized into these collections based on similar factors -- like genre, tone, story line and character

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2019-08-24 07:00:00



The Best Web Hosting Providers for 2019 - CNET  

Find the best web hosting providers using price comparisons and reviews from our expert hosting editor. You can also find hosting for different needs like e-commerce, enterprise, specific content management systems and more.

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2019-08-24 03:56:36



Complex Quantum Teleportation Achieved For the First Time  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have experimentally demonstrated what was previously only a theoretical possibility. Together with quantum physicists from the University of Science and Technology of China, they have succeeded in teleporting complex high-dimensional quantum states. The research teams report this international first in the journal Physical Review Letters. In their study, the researche

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2019-08-24 03:30:00



Fortnite Brute is finally nerfed - CNET  

Epic decided to change their mind on the mech.

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2019-08-24 02:26:42



The Mandalorian: Cast, trailer, plot, release date and more Star Wars details - CNET  

Here's everything we know about the live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal, as we await the Disney Plus streaming service.

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2019-08-24 02:11:08



Seattle Has Figured Out How To End the War On Drugs  

Nicholas Kristof writes in an opinion piece for The New York Times about Seattle's "bold approach to narcotics that should be a model for America." Instead of being prosecuted for being caught with small amounts of drugs, that person is steered toward social services to get help. "In effect, Seattle is decriminalizing the use of hard drugs," writes Kristof. "It is relying less on the criminal justice toolbox to deal with hard drugs and more on the public health toolbox." From the report: This mo

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2019-08-24 02:10:00



An Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars TV series for Disney Plus will start shooting in 2020 - CNET  

It's official. Ewan McGregor is back as Obi-Wan and the scripts are good to go.

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2019-08-24 01:57:34



YouTube Says It Will Now Remove 'Violent' and 'Mature' Videos Pretending To Be Kid-Friendly  

YouTube announced it is changing its policy in regard to how it treats videos targeted toward minors and young children. "The video platform says it will now remove all content that contains 'violent' or 'mature' themes if it is targeted toward kids, either through the title of the video, its description, or the accompanying tags," reports The Verge. From the report: Going forward, YouTube says this type of content "will no longer be allowed on the platform." Prior to this change, YouTube was ag

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2019-08-24 01:30:00



Disney Plus series WandaVision cast and crew revealed at D23 - CNET  

Game of Thrones director Matt Shakman on board to direct. Plus Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn join the cast.

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2019-08-24 01:19:32



Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus gets its first trailer - CNET  

The first Disney Plus original lands Nov. 12.

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2019-08-24 01:17:47



Twitter's Trust and Safety Council members reportedly feel ignored - CNET  

Advisers aren't told about the company's policy or product changes in advance, according to a Wired report.

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2019-08-24 01:15:35



Google Agrees To Meet With YouTubers Union Right Before Deadline  

Last month, FairTube -- a collaboration between a group that calls itself the "YouTubers Union" and Europe's largest trade union, IG Metall -- sent Google a list of demands to achieve better working conditions. The letter gave YouTube with a deadline of August 23 to respond or else it would face "a shitstorm," according to Jorg Sprave, the founder of the YouTubers Union. On the last day, hours before the deadline, Google Germany sent a formal letter back to FairTube that said it had "a strong in

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2019-08-24 00:50:00



Apple Contractors Were Each Listening To 1,000 Siri Recordings a Day, Says Report  

According to The Verge, citing a report from the Irish Examiner, Apple used human contractors to listen to an arduous 1,000 Siri recordings every day to help make the digital assistant better at giving you what you want. Some of those recordings included personal data and snippets of conversations, one contractor says. An anonymous reader shares the report: Apple's Siri assistant currently records and sends snippets of your voice requests back to Apple to be studied so that Apple can try to make

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2019-08-24 00:10:00



Facebook Bans Ads From The Epoch Times  

Facebook has banned advertising from The Epoch Times, the Falun Gong-related publication and conservative news outlet, as the social network struggles to implement a consistent political advertising policy. The New York Times reports: Facebook issued the ban on Friday after NBC News published a report this week that said The Epoch Times had obscured its connection to recent Facebook ads promoting President Trump and conspiracy content. The Epoch Times, started in 2000 by a group of Chinese-Ameri

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2019-08-23 23:30:00



Qualcomm Wins a Pause In Enforcement of FTC Ruling  

Qualcomm has won a partial stay against the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling in a lawsuit brought by the FTC. "The company on May 21 lost in an antitrust lawsuit and has been fighting to have the ruling put on hold while it pursued an appeal," reports Reuters. "The San Diego-based company argued that letting the ruling stand could upend its talks with phone makers over chips for 5G, the next generation of wireless data networks." From the report: In the ruling issued on Friday, the 9th

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2019-08-23 22:50:00



Tesla Working To Resolve Dispute With Walmart Over Solar Panel Fires  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Walmart and Tesla are actively negotiating to resolve the lawsuit Walmart filed against Tesla earlier this week over defective solar panels, the two companies said in a joint statement sent out on Thursday evening. "Walmart and Tesla look forward to addressing all issues and re-energizing Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed," the statement said. The companies say the

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2019-08-23 22:10:00



Employees Connect Nuclear Plant To the Internet So They Can Mine Cryptocurrency  

Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency. From a report: The investigation is being led by the Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU), who is looking at the incident as a potential breach of state secrets due to the classification of nuclear power plants as critical infrastructure. Investigators are examining if attackers might have used the

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2019-08-23 21:30:00



Google Photos will now search for text in your pictures -- here's how - CNET  

Being able to quickly find pictures based on a sign or word combo is huge, and you'll be able to copy and paste text, to boot.

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2019-08-23 20:59:57



Why Are There So Many Weird Tech Patents?  

Companies are constantly patenting strange things they have no intention of developing. From a report: Amazon is putting humans in cages to protect them from machines! Facebook is selling your face to advertisers so it can CGI you into ads! Sony has a system where you can skip ads if you stand up and yell the brand's name! None of these things are technically true -- they're headlines driven by patents filed by these companies. In each case, the company has not developed these technologies. And

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2019-08-23 20:53:00



Waxed canvas messengers from Trakke, Waterfield and Mission Workshop are spacious and rugged  

It's nearing the end of Bag Week 2019, where we highlight the best receptacles for the tech we cover daily, and we've got a few more winners for you. Earlier this week I collected a few excellent waxed canvas laptop bags together, a sequel to last year's round-up, but these messenger style bags stood out. So I've collected them here separately.

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2019-08-23 20:18:35



Slashdot Asks: What's Your Favorite Underappreciated Movie?  

What's one movie that is lesser-known or underappreciated that you really enjoyed -- or found insightful? Last time we asked this question, it was 2003! Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2019-08-23 20:07:00



Uber's $1-Per-Ride 'Safe Rides Fee' Had Nothing To Do With Safety  

Uber imposed a $1-per-ride surcharge it called a "Safe Rides Fee" in 2014, but it was a just a play for profit. From a report: The money collected by the company from the fee -- estimated at around $500 million -- was never earmarked specifically for safety and was "devised primarily to add $1 of pure margin to each trip," according to New York Times . At the time, Uber was facing rising costs from insurance and background checks, so the company came up with the idea of imposing a safety fee to

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2019-08-23 19:30:00



Citroen let us drive the Ami and 1919 concept cars video - Roadshow  

Designed for urban driving and long distances, respectively, the Ami and the 1919 represent Citroen's vision of the future.

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2019-08-23 19:22:05



Top US Publishers Sue Amazon's Audible For Copyright Infringement  

Amazon's Audible was sued by some of the top U.S. publishers for copyright infringement on Friday, aiming to block a planned rollout of a feature called 'Audible Captions' that shows the text on screen as a book is narrated. From a report: The lawsuit was filed by seven members of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), including HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan Publishers. "Essentially Audible wants to provide the tex

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2019-08-23 18:50:00



Jon Favreau 'cautiously hopeful' Spider-Man will stay in Marvel Cinematic Universe - CNET  

Speaking at Disney's D23 Expo event, the director said he hoped Marvel and Sony would work out their spider-beef.

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2019-08-23 18:24:16



Here's the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian  

It’s here! About ten months after we learned that Jon Favreau would be heading up a Star Wars series called “The Mandalorian” on Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service Disney+, we have the first full trailer. It premiered this evening during the Disney+ panel at the D23 conference.   Bounty hunting is a complicated profession. @TheMandalorian, an […]

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2019-08-23 18:17:45



Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating  

A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying severeness have been reported nationwide described by the CDC as "severe unexplained respiratory systems after reported vaping or e-cigarette use."

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2019-08-23 18:12:21



Backup service IDrive launches a face recognition API for developers  

I did a bit of a double take when I first saw this announcement. IDrive, an online cloud storage and backup service, is launching a face recognition API today that goes up against the likes of AWS Rekognition and others. That seems like a bit of an odd move for a backup company, but it […]

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2019-08-23 18:05:41



Trump Orders US Businesses To Find Alternative To China  

President Trump said Friday U.S. companies were "hereby ordered" to start looking for alternatives to doing business in China after Beijing said it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of additional U.S. products. From a report: "Our Country has lost, stupidly, Trillions of Dollars with China over many years," Mr. Trump wrote in a series of tweets [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. "They have stolen our Intellectual Property at a rate of Hundreds of Billions of

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2019-08-23 17:58:00



Chinese tariff retaliation, presidential tweets and market unease sends exchanges plummeting  

After a week of modest gains, major stock indexes plummeted on Friday as China retaliated against U.S. tariffs by imposing $75 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country. China’s foreign ministry said that it would resume tariffs on U.S. imports of automobiles and auto parts and place an additional 5% or […]

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2019-08-23 17:30:04



Americans Are Waiting Three Years To Replace Their Phones, Study Finds  

A new study released by Strategy Analytics reflects the current state of the smartphone industry. Apparently, consumers in the US -- Baby Boomers, in particular -- are increasingly delaying their smartphone purchase for three or more years. From a report: In addition, the average iPhone now remains active for 18 months, while the average Samsung phone remains active for 16.5. The era of yearly phone upgrades is over. Smartphone shipments have been dropping around the world over the past year, an

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2019-08-23 17:30:00



Confirmed: Disney is making an Obi-Wan series with Ewan McGregor  

The rumors have been suggesting it for a while now, and fans have been pretty much begging for it… and it’s happening: Ewan McGregor will return to the role of Obi-Wan for a new Disney+ series. Disney dropped the news at a panel during D23 this evening, almost immediately after premiering the trailer for its […]

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2019-08-23 17:15:43



Graphics That Seem Clear Can Easily Be Misread  

An anonymous reader shares a report: "A picture is worth a thousand words." That saying leads us to believe that we can readily interpret a chart correctly. But charts are visual arguments, and they are easy to misunderstand if we do not pay close attention. Alberto Cairo, chair of visual journalism at the University of Miami, reveals pitfalls in an example diagrammed here. Learning how to better read graphics can help us navigate a world in which truth may be hidden or twisted. Say that you are

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2019-08-23 16:47:00



Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out  

Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to reach an agreement that would […]

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2019-08-23 16:40:05



Facebook Said It Would Give Detailed Data To Academics. They're Still Waiting.  

An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2018, Facebook announced a partnership to provide data to academics to "help people better understand the broader impact of social media on democracy -- as well as improve our work to protect the integrity of elections." In April of this year, the first batch of winning proposals was announced. "The urgency of this research cannot be overstated," wrote the founders of Social Science One, the entity that operates the program. It describes itself as "an LLC

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2019-08-23 16:07:00



I ate Oscar Mayer's hot dog ice cream sandwich and lived - CNET  

Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!

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2019-08-23 15:53:20



In Vader Immortal: Episode II, Darth Vader is a really mean Mr. Miyagi - CNET  

The gameplay for the upcoming Star Wars VR game looks glorious at Disney's D23 Expo.

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2019-08-23 15:44:33



Google Doesn't Want Staff Debating Politics at Work Anymore  

Google posted new internal rules that discourage employees from debating politics, a shift away from the internet giant's famously open culture. From a report: The new "community guidelines" tell employees not to have "disruptive" conversations and warn workers that they'll be held responsible for whatever they say at the office. The company is also building a tool to let employees flag problematic posts and creating a team of moderators to monitor conversations, a Google spokeswoman said. "Whil

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2019-08-23 15:23:00



Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fannies  

It's finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we're bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to… The fanny pack. Or hip pack, waist bag, belt bag, sling, crossbody and sometimes bum bag, because where you're […]

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2019-08-23 15:05:13



Watch a Waymo self-driving car test its sensors in a haboob  

Waymo, the self-driving car company under Alphabet, has been testing in the suburbs of Phoenix for several years now. And while the sunny metropolis might seem like the ideal and easiest location to test autonomous vehicle technology, there are times when the desert becomes a dangerous place for any driver — human or computer. The […]

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2019-08-23 14:55:40



Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. The Result: Thousands of Banned, Unsafe or Mislabeled Products  

Just like tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site. The Wall Street Journal: Many of the millions of people who shop on Amazon.com see it as if it were an American big-box store, a retailer with goods deemed safe enough for customers. In practice, Amazon has increasingly evolved like a flea market. It exercises limited oversight over items listed by millions of third

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2019-08-23 14:41:00



Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney Plus gets a new trailer at D23 Expo - CNET  

The first Disney Plus original lands Nov. 12.

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2019-08-23 14:03:07



Members of Facebook's 'Crypto Mafia' Reportedly Getting Cold Feet About Libra Currency  

At least three of the 28 entities that have signed on for Facebook's planned Libra currency are now getting nervous about the project, according to a new report from the Financial Times. And Facebook is just as worried about being the only company currently with its "neck out," as regulators push back against the plan to create a new digital currency from thin air. From a report: The companies, which some have dubbed the "crypto mafia," include heavy hitters from Silicon Valley and Wall Street,

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2019-08-23 14:02:00



Oracle Directors Give Blessing To Shareholder Lawsuit Against Larry Ellison, Safra Catz  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Three years after closing a $9.3 billion deal to acquire NetSuite, several Oracle board members have written an extraordinary letter to the Delaware Court, approving a shareholder lawsuit against company executives Larry Ellison and Safra Catz over the 2016 deal. Reuters broke this story. According to Reuters' Alison Frankel, three board members, including former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, sent a letter on August 15th to Sam Glasscoc

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2019-08-23 13:00:00



Survey details top reasons consumers avoid electric cars - Roadshow  

The factors aren't surprising. Not even a little bit.

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2019-08-23 12:33:58



Ping Identity files for $100M IPO on Nasdaq to trade as 'PING'  

Some eight months after it was reported that Ping Identity’s owners Vista Equity had hired bankers to explore a public listing, today Ping Identity took the plunge: the Colorado-based online ID management company has filed an S-1 form indicating that it plans to raise up to $100 million in an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange under […]

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2019-08-23 12:32:50



Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: Torch  

CEO Jeremy OBriant never intended to create Torch, an agile growth marketing agency based in San Francisco. He started his career as a CPA, but after leading a growth team at Sidecar and running growth projects on his own, forming Torch was the most obvious thing to do. He now leads a team that implements […]

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2019-08-23 12:23:56



The best MacBook Air deals: The 2018 model is on sale for $850 - CNET  

Best Buy is matching the lowest prices we've seen to date.

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2019-08-23 12:21:59



Is Knotel poised to turn WeWork from a Unicorn into an Icarus?  

The day of reckoning for the “flexible office space as a startup” is coming, and it's coming up fast. WeWork's IPO filing has fired the starting gun on the race to become the game-changer both in the future of property and real estate but also the future of how we live and work. As Churchill […]

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2019-08-23 11:38:37



7 new ideas for your old phone if you buy the Note 10 - CNET  

Don't know what to do with that old phone? Turn it into a cool new device.

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2019-08-23 11:29:46



Ballers returns to HBO Now for final season - CNET  

The show starring Dwayne Johnson streams its fifth (and final) season premiere this weekend.

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2019-08-23 11:23:11



Amazon Will No Longer Use Tips To Pay Delivery Drivers' Base Salaries  

Amazon is ending its practice of using customer tips to pay its Flex drivers' wages, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times and confirmed by The Verge. From the report: The practice came under fire when it was revealed back in February that Amazon (along with other delivery services like Instacart and DoorDash) were using customer tips to pay delivery drivers their base pay, letting the corporations in question save money at the expense of compensating their workers. Now, Amazon confirms

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2019-08-23 10:00:00



Amazon lists thousands of banned and unsafe items for sale, investigation says - CNET  

Items offered by third-party sellers face limited oversight, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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2019-08-23 09:59:51



Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7: Release month confirmed, plot and possible spoilers - CNET  

The new season is coming February 2020.

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2019-08-23 09:46:36



UK's health data guardian sets a firm line for app development using patient data  

The UK’s health data watchdog, the National Data Guardian (NDG), has published correspondence between her office and the national privacy watchdog which informed the ICO’s finding in 2017 that a data-sharing arrangement between an NHS Trust and Google-owned DeepMind broke the law. The exchange was published following a Freedom of Information request by TechCrunch. In […]

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2019-08-23 09:21:32



The Mandalorian: Cast, trailer, plot, release date and more Star Wars details - CNET  

Here's everything we know about the live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal, as we await the Disney Plus streaming service.

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2019-08-23 09:13:48



Modern Warfare's multiplayer Gunfight mode now available on PS4 - CNET  

The alpha is free and will last throughout the weekend.

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2019-08-23 09:04:09



Qualcomm can keep current business practices for now, appeals court says - CNET  

While its appeal of an antitrust ruling wends through the courts, the chipmaker doesn't need to change how it licenses its technology. The case involves Apple and others.

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2019-08-23 08:55:25



Samsung's Note 10 is available today, starting at $949  

Samsung's settled into a nice little twice-yearly schedule for releasing flagships. That’s allowed the company double the opportunity to introduce some nice upgrades to their high-end Android handsets. Nearly six months after the release of the S10, the company just dropped the new Note line. Here's a whole bunch of words I wrote about the […]

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2019-08-23 08:28:31



Target's same-day pickup and delivery services growing at double the rate of 2018  

Target’s investment in same-day pickup and delivery options is paying off. The company, which today offers same-day in-store pickup, drive-up and same-day delivery through its acquisition of Shipt, said this week that these services combined have more than doubled their sales in the last year. In addition, they accounted for more than a third of […]

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2019-08-23 08:26:22



The best DIY home security systems of 2019 - CNET  

Keep an eye on things with these do-it-yourself home security systems.

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2019-08-23 08:19:24



Facebook really doesn't want you to read these emails  

Oh hey, y’all, it’s Friday! It’s August! Which means it’s a great day for Facebook to drop a little news it would prefer you don’t notice. News that you won’t find a link to on the homepage of Facebook’s Newsroom — which is replete with colorfully illustrated items it does want you to read (like […]

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2019-08-23 08:12:07



YouTubers Union has big demands. Google won't negotiate - CNET  

Google will meet with the unions in Berlin, but YouTube said it isn't going to "negotiate their demands."

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2019-08-23 08:01:16



The myth of 'stage agnostic' investing  

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

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2019-08-23 07:59:23



Disney Plus, Star Wars The Mandalorian, Marvel news: What to expect at Disney's D23 Expo - CNET  

After the packed Marvel announcements at Comic-Con, we're mostly expecting new details about Disney Plus and maybe some sneak footage of Episode 9 (fingers crossed???).

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2019-08-23 07:58:16



Ms. Marvel gets her own series on Disney Plus - CNET  

Marvel superhero Kamala Khan is now part of the Disney streaming universe, the company reveals at its D23 convention.

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2019-08-23 07:56:47



How Pivotal got bailed out by fellow Dell family member, VMware  

When Dell acquired EMC in 2016 for $67 billion, it created a complicated consortium of interconnected organizations. Some, like VMware and Pivotal, operate as completely separate companies. They have their own boards of directors, can acquire companies and are publicly traded on the stock market. Yet they work closely within Dell, partnering where it makes […]

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2019-08-23 07:30:30



VW recalls 679,000 cars for rollaway risk - Roadshow  

Drivers may be able to remove the key while the car isn't in park.

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2019-08-23 07:27:30



Tastemakers raises $1M to sell Africa experiences to the world  

New York-based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1 million seed-round — led by Precursor Ventures — for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates, prices and lists African travel and cultural experiences — from paragliding tours to wine-tasting to concerts. The startup generates revenues by taking a 20% commission on […]

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2019-08-23 07:24:15



BMW M8 Gran Coupe set for Los Angeles debut - Roadshow  

The M8 will spawn two extra doors this November.

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2019-08-23 07:14:13



Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. reunite amid Spider-Man split reports - CNET  

Iron Man loves Spidey 3000.

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2019-08-23 07:02:08



Vaping Is Suspected In Severe Lung Illnesses  

U.S. health authorities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating the cases of 153 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, who developed several lung illnesses after using electronic cigarettes (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source). The Wall Street Journal reports: The cases have occurred in 16 states over the past two months, with many of the injured rushing to emergency rooms with difficulty breathing and other symptoms. No deaths have been reported, bu

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2019-08-23 07:00:00



Taylor Swift's Lover: How to stream and buy the album now on Apple, Spotify, Amazon - CNET  

Lover is here and already getting rave reviews. Do you want to hear it? Of course you do.

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2019-08-23 06:27:50



Sphero has acquired littleBits  

Sphero and littleBits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they'll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respectively, Sphero (nee Orbotix) and littleBits took separate approaches, but ultimately ended up […]

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2019-08-23 06:25:33



Electric carmaker Nio to lay off 1,200 employees - Roadshow  

The cuts follow news the company's co-founder is retiring.

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2019-08-23 06:20:52



The Pad & Quill Gladstone Briefcase offers plenty of storage in a beautiful design  

Pad & Quill makes some of the most handsome leather goods for the modern world and its Gladstone Leather Briefcase is no different. This bag harkens back to the day of gentleman with a newspapers tucked under their arms and an ascot on their head. This bag has an air of permanence and longevity and […]

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2019-08-23 06:18:08



Trump adds tariffs to $550 billion of Chinese imports in trade war reprisal  

President Trump announced Friday on Twitter that tariffs on Chinese imports will increase 5 percentage points in a tit-for-tat response to China’s own plans to place new duties on U.S. goods. About $250 billion of goods produced by China and imported into the U.S. already have a 25% tariff. This newest increase will push tariffs […]

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2019-08-23 06:17:30



Growing seafood from fish cells video - CNET  

We visited Blue Nalu headquarters, one of the few companies developing the technology needed to make seafood from a sample of fish cells. What begins as fish in a dish could someday become factory-scale 3D-printed fish fillets and lobster tails.

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2019-08-23 06:14:43



Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: The most premium Android phone for your money - CNET  

The Note 10 Plus is the best phone Samsung's made in years.

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2019-08-23 06:11:05



Google salutes Wizard of Oz with a ruby slipper Easter egg - CNET  

Tap your heels together three times to step back in time.

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2019-08-23 06:10:58



Sphero acquires Littlebits, consolidating the educational tech landscape - CNET  

A joining up of two of the biggest players in the STEAM space could point to future robots.

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2019-08-23 05:57:45



These 4 things are on sale for $10 or less, and you should get them all - CNET  

Plus: A sweet retro mini-fridge for $99 and a super-versatile coffeemaker for $50.

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2019-08-23 05:13:02



Daily Crunch: Overstock CEO resigns  

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. Overstock CEO resigns after 'deep state' comments This comes after CEO Patrick Byrne released a statement declaring that he cooperated with […]

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2019-08-23 05:06:47



China plans to resume 25% tariffs on US car imports - Roadshow  

The tariffs will once again take effect starting this December.

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2019-08-23 05:06:29



Disneyland's 'Avengers Campus' theme park unveiled at D23: Here's everything we know - CNET  

At least Spider-Man will definitely be involved with this one.

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2019-08-23 04:58:25



Best gaming chairs we've sat in for 2019 - CNET  

Thick, slim, short or tall, we tried gaming chairs for all.

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2019-08-23 04:55:42



The SpaceX 'Starhopper' is ready to make its biggest leap - CNET  

After delays, the prototype version of Elon Musk's Mars rocket could soon get the go-ahead to rise up.

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2019-08-23 04:46:30



The best smart home devices of 2019 - CNET  

Here are the smart home products that are most worth your time.

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2019-08-23 04:36:04



Audi AI:Trail concept teases an electric off-roader for the future - Roadshow  

Audi is taking electrification to the unbeaten path.

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2019-08-23 04:34:01



Disneyland's 'Avengers Campus' theme park unveiled at D23 - CNET  

The Marvel-themed area will be launching in 2020.

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2019-08-23 04:31:39



How to clean your Roomba's bin, filter and brushes - CNET  

Some pointers to keep your Roomba humming in tip-top shape.

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2019-08-23 04:20:49



FAA threatens $25,000 fine for weaponizing drones  

It’s perfectly natural for a red-blooded American to, once they have procured their first real drone, experiment with attaching a flame thrower to it. But it turns out that this harmless hobby is frowned upon by the biggest buzzkills in the world… the feds. Yes, the FAA has gone and published a notice that drones […]

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2019-08-23 04:08:01



Enter for your chance to win* a Fluance audio system - CNET  

The grand prize includes a turntable, powered speakers and a Bluetooth speaker.

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2019-08-23 04:06:55



Japan's ispace now aims for a lunar landing in 2021, and a Moon rover deployment in 2023  

One of the private companies aiming to deliver a commercial lunar lander to the Moon has adjusted the timing for its planned mission, which isn’t all that surprising, given the enormity of the task. Japanese startup ispace is now targeting 2021 for their first lunar landing, and 2023 for a second lunar mission that will […]

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2019-08-23 03:46:12



50 cool iPhone cases for geeks and nerds - CNET  

This may be the geekiest way to keep your new Apple iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XR protected.

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2019-08-23 03:33:37



Disney introduces “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” to Disney+ streaming service  

As part of its big reveal of the slate of shows coming to Disney+ streaming service, Marvel head Kevin Feige introduced three new shows that would be joining the Marvel pantheon: “She Hulk”, “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” as part of the expanded Marvel Universe. Ms. Marvel tells the story of teenager Kamela Khan, who […]

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2019-08-23 03:33:23



Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV  

An anonymous Slashdot reader shares an opinion piece from The New York Times, written by Matthew Ball, former head of strategic planning for Amazon Studios. Here's an excerpt: The next 12 months will see several video services come to market, including Disney+, AT&T/WarnerMedia's HBO Max, Comcast/NBCUniversal's unnamed service, Apple TV+ and Quibi from the Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. This increased competition will offer audiences even more high-quality series, the sorts of films

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2019-08-23 03:30:00



Here's your best look yet at the Porsche Taycan's interior - Roadshow  

I hope you like screens, cause there are loads of 'em.

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2019-08-23 03:21:23



India exempts startups from long-standing 'angel tax'  

India today addressed a long-standing challenge that has been affecting the country's booming startup ecosystem. As part of a raft of measures to boost overall economic growth from a five-year low, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said New Delhi is exempting startups from Section 56(2) — a provision more popularly known as an "angel tax" in the local […]

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2019-08-23 03:21:13






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