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Why People Dislike Really Smart Leaders  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Intelligence makes for better leaders -- from undergraduates to executives to presidents -- according to multiple studies. It certainly makes sense that handling a market shift or legislative logjam requires cognitive oomph. But new research on leadership suggests that, at a certain point, having a higher IQ stops helping and starts hurting. The researchers looked at 379 male and female business leaders in 30 countries, across fields

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2018-01-19 03:30:00



Tesla Is Last In the Driverless Vehicle Race, Report Says  

Navigant Research has compiled a new report on 19 companies working on automated driving systems, and surprisingly, Tesla came in last place. U.S. News & World Report: Navigant ranked the 19 major companies developing AV technology based on 10 criteria, including vision, market strategy, partnerships, production strategy, technology, product quality and staying power. According to the report, General Motors Co. and Waymo, the auto unit of Alphabet, are the top two AV investment opportunities

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2018-01-19 02:03:00



Lifesaving Drone Makes First Rescue In Australia  

Zorro shares a report from Yahoo News: A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas. In what is believed to be a world-first drone surf rescue, two boys on Thursday got caught in three-meter (10-foot) swells while swimming off Lennox Head in New South Wales, near the border with Queensland. Beachgoers onshore raised the alarm to the lifeguards who

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2018-01-19 01:25:00



Amazon Picks 20 Finalists For 'HQ2' Second Headquarters Location  

bigpat writes: Amazon took in hundreds of proposals and narrowed it down to twenty places for its "second" headquarters, with up to 50,000 new jobs promised in the next 15 years and millions of square feet of office and research space. The cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Maryland, Nashville, Newark, NJ, New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Toronto and Washington D.C. A

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2018-01-19 00:45:00



Google's Fuchsia OS On the Pixelbook  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: Our early look at Fuchsia OS last May provided a glimpse into a number of new interface paradigms. Several months later, we now have an updated hands-on with Google's future operating system that can span various form factors. This look at the in-development OS eight months later comes courtesy of Ars Technica who managed to get Fuchsia installed on the Pixelbook. The Made by Google Chromebook is only the third officially supported "target dev

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2018-01-19 00:03:00



Ask Slashdot: How Would You Explain Einstein's Theories To a Nine-Year-Old?  

SiggyRadiation writes: A few days ago, my 9-year-old son asked me why Albert Einstein was so famous. I decided not just to start with the famous formula E=mc^2, because that just seemed to be the easy way out. So I tried to explain what mass and energy are. Then I asked him to try to explain gravity to me. The earth pulls at you because it has a lot of mass. But how can the earth influence your body, pull your feet to the ground, without actually touching you? Why is it that one thing (the earth

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2018-01-18 23:20:00



Wine 3.0 Released  

prisoninmate shares a report from Softpedia: The Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) project has been updated today to version 3.0, a major release that ends 2017 in style for the open-source compatibility layer capable of running Windows apps and games on Linux-based and UNIX-like operating systems. Almost a year in the works, Wine 3.0 comes with amazing new features like an Android driver that lets users run Windows apps and games on Android-powered machines, Direct3D 11 support enabled by default

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2018-01-18 22:40:00



Self-healing concrete uses fungus to fill cracks   

If cracks in concrete can be fixed when they're still tiny, then they can't become large cracks that ultimately cause structures such as bridges to collapse. It is with this in mind that various experimental types of self-healing concrete have been developed in recent years. One of the latest utilizes a type of fungus to do the healing... Continue Reading Self-healing concrete uses fungus to fill cracks Category: Science Tags: Binghamton University

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2018-01-18 22:16:23



'Text Bomb' Is Latest Apple Bug  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message containing a link which pointed to Mr Masri's code on programming site GitHub would be enough to activate the bug -- even if the recipient did not click the link itself. Mr Masri said he "always reports bugs" befor

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2018-01-18 22:03:00



New study shows flu can be spread just by breathing   

In a new study destined to amplify the paranoia of those already bacteria-phobic individuals, a team of scientists has found evidence revealing the influenza virus is more easily transmissible that previously thought. The virus was shown to be passed on to others simply through exhaled breath... Continue Reading New study shows flu can be spread just by breathing Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Influenza University of Maryland Relat

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2018-01-18 21:52:34



Caudabe's iPhone X and iPhone 8 cases are ridiculously thin, but they still protect against drops  

When it comes to protective cases, many iPhone owners think they only have two choices. They can either get a nice thin case that guards against scratches and not much else, or they can get a big, bulky case if they want decent drop protection. Well we're here to tell you that's not true at all. There are a handful of iPhone case makers out there that create wonderfully thin cases that don't completely mask Apple's beautiful iPhone designs, and yet they still offer impressive protection ...

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2018-01-18 21:38:11



Android Wear 2.8 update brings darker background, better notification glanceability  

A new Android Wear update is now rolling out, and it brings with it a couple of nifty new features. Android Wear version 2.8 adds a new darker background that Google says will help improve readability. The theme gives your watch a black background, which could help to improve battery life on watches with OLED displays. The update also offers "improved notification glanceability." This means that notifications have a new layout that'll show more of your message at a glance. These new feature

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2018-01-18 21:31:47



Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic  

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app.

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2018-01-18 21:26:12



Bitcoin's Fluctuations Are Too Much For Even Ransomware Cybercriminals  

Bitcoin's price swings are so huge that even ransomware developers are dialling back their reliance on the currency, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. From a report: Over the last quarter of 2017, researchers saw a fall of 73% in payment demands denominated in bitcoin. When demanding money to unlock a victim's data, cybercriminals are now more likely to simply ask for a figure in US dollars, or a local currency, than specify a sum of bitcoin. Just like conventional sales

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2018-01-18 21:25:00



Apple is going to fix the text message bug that crashes your iPhone next week  

Earlier this week, a software developer on Twitter shared a link that is capable of crashing the an iPhone or a Mac when sent via the Messages app. Dubbed "chaiOS," the bug works similarly to the "Effective Power" bug from 2015, which involved sending a string of text to another iPhone user which would cause the recipient's phone to crash and reboot. chaiOS is more of a nuisance than a serious security flaw, but either way, it won't be around much longer. On Thursday, just two days after the ma

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2018-01-18 21:19:40



Xfinity Mobile launches Bring Your Own Device program  

After launching in mid-2017, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service has slowly been improving by expanding availability and growing its device lineup. Now Xfinity Mobile is rolling out a new feature for its customers. Xfinity Mobile customers can now bring their own device onto the service. Select unlocked iPhone models are available for Xfinity Mobile's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) feature to start, including the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone

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2018-01-18 21:01:17



iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth  

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

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2018-01-18 21:01:09



Microsoft Resumes Meltdown and Spectre Updates for AMD Devices  

Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. From a report: Microsoft released these patches on January 3, but the company stopped the rollout for AMD-based computers on January 9 after users reported crashes that plunged PCs into unbootable states. After working on smoothing out the problems with AMD, Microsoft announced today it would resume the rollout of five (out of nine) security updates. R

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2018-01-18 20:45:00



Dell To Sell Meta 2 AR Headsets In February  

Dell announced that it would begin selling Meta 2 Augmented Reality developer kits next month. The company wants to make AR more accessible and plans to offer the Meta 2 headset with and without bundled computers.

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2018-01-18 20:36:15



Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement. Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation and more like a catastrophe. The frustrating bit about studying climate change is the inherent uncertainty of it all. Predicting where it's going is a matter of mashing up thousands of variables in massive, confounding systems

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2018-01-18 20:05:00



New chaiOS bug uses Messages app to freeze your iPhone  

iOS 11 has had some interesting bugs, including one that would cause "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]" and another that'd cause the iPhone X to become unresponsive after a rapid temperature drop. Now another issue has come to light. A link is going around that can freeze and possibly crash your iPhone. The bug is called "chaiOS" by its founder Abraham Masri, who posted the malicious link to GitHub earlier this week. The link is to a webpage with hundreds of thousands of characters in its metadat

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2018-01-18 19:59:23



Cancer Diagnosis from a Blood Draw? Liquid Biopsies Are Still a Dream  

Blood tests can detect eight of the most common cancers—but their accuracy still isn't high enough to be used clinically.

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2018-01-18 19:58:14



Uber's former CEO said to cash in at $1.4B in Softbank deal - CNET  

As a consortium led by Softbank closes a deal to buy a 20 percent stake in Uber, it's looking like some people are about to get very rich.

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2018-01-18 19:31:47



Less Than 1 in 10 Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication  

It has been nearly seven years since Google introduced two-factor authentication for Gmail accounts, but virtually no one is using it. From a report: In a presentation at Usenix's Enigma 2018 security conference in California, Google software engineer Grzegorz Milka this week revealed that, right now, less than 10 per cent of active Google accounts use two-step authentication to lock down their services. He also said only about 12 per cent of Americans have a password manager to protect their ac

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2018-01-18 19:20:00



Volvo's Swedish engine factory achieves climate-neutral status - Roadshow  

It's the first plant in Volvo's vast network to reach this goal.

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2018-01-18 18:55:05



Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday  

 Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last May. The layoffs are reportedly due to disappointing sales over the holidays. Read More

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2018-01-18 18:55:03



You Might Want to Turn Off Instagram's New, Humiliating 'Activity Status'  

It's a sickness. Whether it's repeatedly checking for new likes on a pic or mindlessly scrolling through your feed, Instagram can be a tremendously addictive app. And just in time to help feed your habit, Instagram has instituted a new "activity status" feature that shows you the last time someone was actively using…Read more...

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2018-01-18 18:54:55



Enzyme.com wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups  

 The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company Enzyme.io hopes to help these small businesses by automating the process for them. Biomedical engineer Jared Seehafer came up with the idea through his own experience consulting with health companies. Read More

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2018-01-18 18:47:22



Senate Passes Bill Renewing NSA's Internet Surveillance Program  

From a report: The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans. From a report on CNET: The programs, known as Prism and Upstream, allow the NSA to collect online communications of foreigners outside the US. Prism collects these communications from internet services, and

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2018-01-18 18:40:00



Travis Kalanick Reportedly Squirmed in Shame Like a Sad Tiny Worm Before Ouster From Uber  

Travis Kalanick groveled on the floor before Uber executives last February, according to a new in-depth report on the company co-founder's fall.Read more...

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2018-01-18 18:37:28



'Awesome' Nokia phone or home device launching Feb. 25 - CNET  

A tweet teases something "awesome", but it's the official invite that lays on the hints.

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2018-01-18 18:19:54



2017 Among Warmest Years On Record  

2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. From a report: The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures. Both put 2017 behind 2016's record temperatures. And "both analyses show that the five warmest years on record have all taken place since 201

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2018-01-18 18:03:00



Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray   

Air tankers are an important part of the fire-fighting arsenal, but their current reliance on human pilots severely limits their potential. With the goal of expanding aerial firefighting capabilities by removing the human pilot from the aircraft, Nevada-based Drone America and Georgia-based Thrush Aircraft have teamed up to develop the world's first autonomous air tanker... Continue Reading Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray Category: Drones Tags:

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2018-01-18 17:58:39



Amazon HQ2 could be coming to your city soon (The 3:59, Ep. 341) - CNET  

The e-commerce titan reveals its shortlist of 20 candidate cities for its next major campus.

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2018-01-18 17:58:22



With No Debate, US Senate Extends Warrantless Surveillance To 2023  

The U.S. Senate extended warrantless surveillance for another six years with no debate and no reforms. The EFF promised to redouble its efforts to fight the NSA in the future.

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2018-01-18 17:49:41



The original MacBook Air, 10 years later video - CNET  

Travel back to 2008 for our very first review of Apple's iconic MacBook Air.

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2018-01-18 17:45:19



Samsung found a way to kill the iPhone X notch, but Apple already has a better solution  

When it comes to sweeping redesigns, compromises are inevitable. It's impossible to push a product forward without taking a few risks, some of which will pay off, and some of which won't. For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple opted to mix things up with a brand new Face ID system, the death of the home button and an all-screen design. While the display of the iPhone X does stretch to meet all sides of the phone, the infamous notch (which contains all of the sensors and cameras necessary

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2018-01-18 17:29:08



No, Facebook Isn't Working on a Feature to Filter Spoilers Out of Your Feed  

Despite reports to the contrary, Facebook is not currently developing a way to filter spoilers. The idea came from a quote attributed to Ricky Van Veen, head of global creative strategy for Facebook, speaking at the National Association of Television Program Executives. From that information, Deadline and other…Read more...

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2018-01-18 17:24:30



Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two Swimmers In Australia  

Lifeguards in Australia pulled off a heroic rescue this week, but it wasn’t the Baywatch-style, swim-headlong-into-danger kind. They took a more modern approach and let a drone take care of the dicey part. […] The post Lifeguard Drone Rescues Two Swimmers In Australia appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-01-18 17:20:25



Slack Now Available As a Snap For Linux  

BrianFagioli writes: Today, yet another wildly popular program gets the Snap treatment, and quite frankly, it is arguably more significant than Spotify. What is it? Slack! Yes, Canonical announces that the ubiquitous communication app can be installed as a Snap. True, Slack was already available on the Linux desktop, but this makes installing it and keeping it updated much easier. "In adopting the universal Linux app packaging format, Slack will open its digital workplace up to an-ever growing c

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2018-01-18 17:20:00



The 10 Best Deals of January 18, 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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2018-01-18 17:13:37



Discover the Joys of Pasta Making With This Discounted KitchenAid Attachment  

You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This ', 'B01DBGQR1K');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20" href="pasta roller and cutter set attaches to the accessory p

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2018-01-18 17:11:29



AMD Releases Adrenalin 18.1.1 Driver To Address DirectX 9 Issues  

The headline of this driver release is probably the fix for crashing DX9 games, an incident which began with Adrenalin 17.12.1.

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2018-01-18 17:11:28



Dell announces partnership with AR headset-maker Meta to start selling its dev kit  

 Dell is about to start selling an augmented reality headset that seeks to rival Microsoft’s HoloLens. The $1,495 augmented reality headset dev kit comes from the startup Meta and will soon be available for purchase on Dell’s website. It had previously only been available for order on Meta’s site. Read More

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2018-01-18 17:02:43



Apple Health Data Is Being Used in a Murder Trial  

In a German murder trial in which an Afghan refugee has been accused of rape and murder, health data from the refugee's iPhone is being used by the prosecution as proof of murder.Read more...

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2018-01-18 16:50:55



Microsoft Tries To Write the Book On AI  

When it comes to the ethics and impact of artificial intelligence, Microsoft is literally trying to write the book. From a report: The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Society is being made available in digital form tonight, with a forward from longtime lawyer Brad Smith and AI/Research chief Harry Shum. Why it matters: Now is the time when a lot of key decisions are being made about how AI will work and the rules that will govern its development. But the discussion has l

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2018-01-18 16:46:00



Facebook won't retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting  

 Facebook Stories might feel redundant because 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is the future of sharing… and advertising. So Facebook is doubling down on Stories by testing the ability to create them from desktop, and a much more prominent placement for viewing. Read More

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2018-01-18 16:33:30



Gallery: A tour of the Solar System in spectacular new detail   

Our visual perception of the Solar System has changed a lot since any of use here at New Atlas last sat in a high school science class. Hell, it has changed a lot in the last few years alone. Intrepid space probes keep hurtling through unexplored corridors of space, bringing the planets, their moons and other rocky inhabitants of the system into sharper focus than ever before. Let's take a walk through this new high-res version of our neighborhood of space, where light continues to s

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2018-01-18 16:31:24



Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store  

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

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2018-01-18 16:09:35



No More Pancake Syrup? Climate Change Could Bring an End To Sugar Maples  

An anonymous reader shares a research report: Savor that sticky, slightly nutty sweetness drenching your Sunday morning pancakes now. The trees that make maple syrup will struggle to survive climate change, a new study reveals. Researchers had thought that pollution from cars, factories, and agriculture might buffer sugar maples against an increasingly warm and dry climate by supplying soils with fertilizing nitrogen. But the new analysis, which examined 20 years of tree and soil data in four Mi

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2018-01-18 16:07:00



Google CEO: Tech education should be more than just coding - CNET  

Sundar Pichai warns that the next generation of workers will require continuous training in basic digital skills.

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2018-01-18 16:02:50



How to setup Belkin's Wemo Bridge for HomeKit - CNET  

Finally, your Wemo devices will play nice with Apple's home automation platform.

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2018-01-18 15:48:48



Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols  

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.

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2018-01-18 15:47:54



Intel Says Newer Chips Also Hit by Unwanted Reboots After Patch  

Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too. From a report: Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips tripping up on the firmware patches, but newer CPUs through to the latest Kaby Lake chips are too. The firmware updates do protect Intel chips against potential Spectre attacks, but machines with Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake

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2018-01-18 15:29:00



GM shows off its autonomus future with the Cruise AV video - Roadshow  

GM waited until after the press days of the Detroit Auto Show to make its biggest unveil. The Cruise AV is a 100% fully autonomous car, without steering wheel and pedals, and could be on public roads as soon as next year.

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2018-01-18 14:58:49



'Amazon's Choice' robot vacuum just dropped to its lowest price ever  

There are so many robot vacuum cleaners on Amazon that it can be difficult to know where to start if you want one. Roombas are always a safe bet, of course, but they're also far more expensive than comparable models from some other leading vendors. For example, the Eufy RoboVac 11+ Robot Vacuum from Anker has been dubbed "Amazon's Choice," which means it offers great value and has been well-reviewed by tons of Amazon customers. $250 is a solid deal for this great gadget, but a $30 on-site coupon

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2018-01-18 14:49:11



Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations  

dmoberhaus writes: Apple isn't allowing a new app developed by a university professor that detects when your internet is being throttled by ISPs from being listed on the app store. The company claimed the app contained "objectionable content" and "has no direct benefits to the user." The reporter, who tested the app through the beta channel, writes: The app is designed to test download speeds from seven apps: YouTube, Amazon, NBCSports, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, and Vimeo. According to the app, m

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2018-01-18 14:48:00



Michigan's meteor wasn't a threat, but scientists are on the lookout for dangerous space rocks  

Earlier this week, Detroit, Michigan was treated to a rare sight: A meteor streaking across the sky and crashing down to Earth. When it touched down, those nearby were actually able to feel the impact. The US Geological Survey says that the impact registered as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. That may sound significant (and for those in the vicinity when it landed, it surely was), but scientists say the Michigan meteor falls on the low end of the spectrum when it comes to impactful space

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2018-01-18 14:47:59



No, Mark Zuckerberg didn't buy a giant yacht  

 Though searching through Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page last year might have led you to think he spends all his free time cozying up to a plate of grits with random families in Louisiana, it turns out he enjoyed a lot of billionaire simple pleasures in 2017, as well. Namely, the Facebook CEO bought a $150 million ultra-luxury super yacht in Monaco this past September. Read More

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2018-01-18 14:38:19



Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany  

 Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring Daimler’s Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Turo also received a significant strategic investment from Daimler at the same time, as it acquired the automaker’s car-sharing experiment, and it now operates peer-to-peer rental services in the U.S. Read More

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2018-01-18 14:30:37



Diverse teams are still *really* good for business, McKinsey says  

 Diversity is good for business — not just from the ethical standpoint, but from the perspective of a company’s bottom line, according to McKinsey & Company. As a follow-up to its “Why Diversity Matters” study in 2015, McKinsey analyzed more than 1,000 companies across 12 countries, looking at their respective profits and value creation. Read More

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2018-01-18 14:27:19



Amazon cancels three original series developed under ousted studio head Roy Price  

 Amazon may have recently greenlit another season of its comedic superhero series The Tick, but it’s also cleaning house of other original programming that, presumably, hasn’t been doing as well. According to reports from Variety and Deadline – the latter confirmed by an “Amazon insider” – the company is now cancelling three other comedies,… Read More

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2018-01-18 14:10:58



US Doctors Plan To Treat Cancer Patients Using CRISPR  

An anonymous reader shares a report: The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ the DNA cutting technique in a bid to battle deadly cancers. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania say they will use CRISPR to modify human immune cells so that they become expert cancer killers, according to plans posted this week to a directory of ongoing clinical trials. The study will enroll up to 18 patients fighting three different types o

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2018-01-18 14:09:00



ARM's CEO Simon Segars on Spectre/Meltdown, IoT security and more  

 This year’s CES happened in the shadow of the Spectre and Meltdown disclosures, and virtually every conversation at the show turned to this topic at some point. Because this was CES, we had the ability to talk to quite a few people who are close to this issue, including ARM CEO Simon Segars, who stopped by to talk about security and these recent disclosures and their mitigations. Read More

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2018-01-18 14:01:06



iPhone X: What does 'Double Click to Install' mean? - CNET  

It turns out, it's not entirely obvious.

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2018-01-18 13:46:03



Amazon sale somehow gets you 6 months of Xbox Live Gold for $15  

Black Friday 2017 brought tons of great deals this past holiday season, but Amazon's sales on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold memberships were among the most popular deals we covered. Well guess what: you're in luck if you're an Xbox One fan, because Amazon is running a deal right now that's even better than the Black Friday promo everyone loved. For just $14.99, you can get 6 months of Xbox Live Gold membership. Amazon is selling 3-month codes for that price, but there's a buy-on-get-one fr

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2018-01-18 13:43:38



Learners encouraged to hit the books to uncover circuit secrets   

Learning about electronics from a book might seem like a step backward in a world of instructional videos, snap together kits and powerful dev boards. But Paris-based startup Papier Machine doesn't think that at all, launching the first in a series of paper books containing circuit-building projects on Kickstarter... Continue Reading Learners encouraged to hit the books to uncover circuit secrets Category: Electronics Tags: Books Circuit

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2018-01-18 13:40:42



Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage  

New details about Triton malware should put industrial systems and critical infrastructure on notice.

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2018-01-18 13:39:27



What to do if you lose your phone while traveling - CNET  

A lost, broken or stolen phone could put your trip in serious jeopardy. Here's how to recover.

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2018-01-18 13:29:27



Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025  

 European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to offer electric and hybrid electric powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2025, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. The chief executive also said that PSA will seek to re-enter the U.S. market, according to Reuters, and revealed that they company aims to offer partial autonomous driving features on 80 percent of its car lineup by 2030, with… Read More

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2018-01-18 13:25:12



Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple  

Apple said it will pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the $252 billion it has stashed overseas, following passage of the new tax law.

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2018-01-18 13:20:44



Apple revamps web design for App Store  

 Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store, 9to5Mac first reported. It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and launched last September. But, unlike iOS 11, there’s no focus on app discovery. The functionality is about the same as before, but what it comes down to is the clean design that feels simpler — perhaps due to the… Read More

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2018-01-18 13:14:16



Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers  

 Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you’ve seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might wait out the end of days? Well, not you exactly, but people more important than you. Read More

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2018-01-18 13:11:04



T-Mobile calls out other networks' 5G 'hype,' but it's the worst of all  

For the third time in as many months, T-Mobile has launched an offensive on AT&T and Verizon's 5G plans. According to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, Verizon and AT&T's "5G Hype Machine" has "shifted into overdrive," and T-Mobile is here to set the record straight. Let's be clear about one thing: all the wireless carriers, be it T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon, are guilty of spinning some marketing hype about 5G in the past few years. As with any new tech, all the companies want to be first to market, and

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2018-01-18 13:03:15



Google Has Made It Simple For Anyone To Tap Into Its Image Recognition AI  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Google released a new AI tool on Wednesday designed to let anyone train its machine learning systems on a photo dataset of their choosing. The software is called Cloud AutoML Vision. In an accompanying blog post, the chief scientist of Google's Cloud AI division explains how the software can help users without machine learning backgrounds harness artificial intelligence. All hype aside, training the AI does appear to be surprisingly simple. First

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2018-01-18 13:00:00



These drones are hitting the skies and surf in 2018 - CNET  

From ready-to-fly mini racing quads to selfie drones that fit on your phone to look-alike folding camera drones there's going to be a drone for every type of user in 2018.

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2018-01-18 12:58:55



Yeah, you definitely need this tiny Spider-Man robot with speech recognition and LCD eyes  

If you’re looking for a unique toy that marries cuteness with very cool tech, you’ve come to the right place. It’s called Spider-Man by Sphero, the same company that makes the cute little app-controlled BB-8 droid everyone loves. This little guy is so much more than an action figure. He’s an 8-inch tall robot with voice recognition and snarky responses galore. He also has LCD screens for eyes that play awesome animations — just check out this GIF: Here are some det

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2018-01-18 12:49:27



Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations  

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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2018-01-18 12:37:27



Assembla acquires Cornerstone, a Subversion client for MacOS  

 Assembla, which offers a version control service for the enterprise with a strong focus on Subversion, today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, one of the most popular Subversion clients for MacOS. Read More

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2018-01-18 12:35:16



The First US Human CRISPR Trials Could Start Any Day Now  

The first U.S. human trial using CRISPR to treat disease could kick off any day now. The trial, led by the University of Pennsylvania, will use the gene-editing tool to modify immune cells, prompting them to attack three different types of cancer.Read more...

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2018-01-18 12:31:56



Airbnb purges thousands of San Francisco listings overnight - CNET  

As a new law goes into effect, the short-term rental site is required to deactivate all hosts who didn't register with the city.

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2018-01-18 12:30:46



This Samsung patent could solve the iPhone X's notch problem - CNET  

Why have a notch when you can put holes directly into the display?

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2018-01-18 12:30:45



Tips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra  

Apple stripped the ability to make Windows 10 install media from a flash drive or external SSD in Sierra, but sometimes, you still need to be able to do it from a Microsoft-provided download. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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2018-01-18 12:24:25



Happy! Gets the Duo Back Together Just In Time  

After Happy and Nick Sax parted ways at the end of last week’s episode, I was worried about this week’s. Would the show be able to retain its fun, manic energy when the […] The post Happy! Gets the Duo Back Together Just In Time appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-01-18 12:14:35



New AI System Predicts How Long Patients Will Live With Startling Accuracy  

By using an artificially intelligent algorithm to predict patient mortality, a research team from Stanford University is hoping to improve the timing of end-of-life care for critically ill patients. In tests, the system proved eerily accurate, correctly predicting mortality outcomes in 90 percent of cases. But while…Read more...

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2018-01-18 12:12:04



Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ  

 Amazon has reviewed the proposals from potential candidate cities for its second North American headquarters location, and it found 20 of those the most promising. The mayors of these top 20 cities will now fight to the death in a Battle Royale-style island arena… er wait, no actually they’ll just move on the next portion of Amazon’s submission phase, which includes… Read More

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2018-01-18 12:08:56



There's a new version of your favorite Bluetooth earbuds, and we have an exclusive discount code  

The VAVA Moov 28 Bluetooth Earbuds are the best-selling headphones of all time among BGR readers. They're even been selling even faster than normal lately, since they're on sale for just $24. By the company behind these great buds just released an updated version, and we have an exclusive coupon code that slashed the price to just $26, which is only $2 more than the older model! Pick up a pair of VAVA MOOV 25 Bluetooth Earphones right now on Amazon and use the promo code CARB5CTZ at checkout, an

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2018-01-18 12:05:45



Apple joins other tech companies in urging protection of US work permits for highly-skilled immigrants' spouses  

Apple and a number of other large technology companies are continuing to resist President Donald Trump's efforts to change U.S. immigration policy, urging the Trump administration to keep a program that allows the spouses of highly-skilled immigrants to work in the country.

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2018-01-18 12:03:40



What's Actually Inside a Tide Pod?  

What exactly is happening when you wash your clothes with fatty acid salts in a candylike package?

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2018-01-18 12:01:25



Here's what the final 20 cities offered Amazon for HQ2 - CNET  

These 20 cities have made the cut for Amazon's new headquarters. We take a look at how they've tried to sweet-talk the massive company.

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2018-01-18 12:01:25



Adidas joins Carbon's board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop  

 In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the process of additive manufacturing by leaps and bounds. It’s also found the perfect partner in Adidas, whose Futurecraft 4D shoes are about as good a poster child for the tech as one… Read More

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2018-01-18 11:45:16



Facebook agrees to take a deeper look into Russian Brexit meddling  

 Facebook has said it will conduct a wider investigation into whether there was Russian meddling on its platform relating to the 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the UK.  Read More

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2018-01-18 11:30:07



The mirrors at CES had a lot to say about your life and looks - CNET  

At this year's tech show in Las Vegas, companies showed off mirrors that analyze your skin, organize your wardrobe and more.

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2018-01-18 11:12:21



2017 ranked among warmest years on record by NASA and NOAA   

Parts of the Northern Hemisphere might be shivering through a bitterly cold winter right now, but global temperature averages still soared over the last year. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have both released reports stating that 2017 was one of the hottest years since records began in 1880. That continues a long-term trend of rapid warming that doesn't bode well for the future... Continue Reading 2017 ranked among warmest years on record by NASA

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2018-01-18 11:08:16



New Cassini map of Titan reveals an Earth-like sea level   

An international team of scientists has discovered that the Saturnian moon Titan has its own sea level dictating the height of its alien hydrocarbon oceans. The new discovery adds to a growing list of geological characteristics and processes that the enigmatic moon has in common with Earth... Continue Reading New Cassini map of Titan reveals an Earth-like sea level Category: Space Tags: Cassini Moon Ocean Saturn

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2018-01-18 11:05:07



Chicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job in the UK  

I’d like you, dear readers, to be the first to know: I am leaving my job at Geek.com to pursue my dreams and become a chicken nugget taste tester. British big-box retailer B&M […] The post Chicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job in the UK appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-01-18 11:01:49



Amazon narrows its HQ2 list down to these 20 cities - CNET  

The retailer expects to decide on the location for its second headquarters this year. These are the candidates.

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2018-01-18 10:57:30



Dolphin Owned To Death By Octopus  

Your continued existence in this world is in many ways determined by how fortunately things break for you in the aftermath of a mistake. Some people step into traffic while looking at their phone and escape with nothing more than the particular fright that results from an unseen car coming to a screeching halt. Some…Read more...

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2018-01-18 10:50:44



Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K  

A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

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2018-01-18 10:46:41



It's Fatally Windy in Europe Right Now  

A brutal storm crashed into the Dutch coast on Thursday causing gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour. This might not have been so destructive in a place with some relief, like mountains and hills, but the Netherlands is famously flat. That led to many bad things happening to buildings and people.Read more...

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2018-01-18 10:44:21






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