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Flixster Video Shuts Down  

After being purchased by Fandango in 2016, Flixster Video is officially shutting down. The site has been sending users regular emails over the past several months about the shutdown, reports Android Police. Now, the site is no longer operational, and only points people to its mobile app, which can still be used for getting movie reviews and tickets. The Verge reports: Flixster first announced it was closing in 2016, after being acquired by Fandango along with subsidiary Rotten Tomatoes. That yea

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2018-02-21 10:00:00



Barbie Will Be Used To Teach Kids To Code  

Mattel and Tynker are teaming up to launch seven new Barbie-themed coding lessons this coming summer. "The curriculum, aimed at teaching girls about computer programming, will also expose them to potential careers like becoming a veterinarian, astronaut, or robotics engineer," reports Engadget. "The larger goal is to introduce coding to 10 million kids by 2020." From the report: The Barbie programming curriculum has been designed for beginners grades K and up. It puts learners in career roles al

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2018-02-21 07:00:00



AT&T names the first cities that'll get its mobile 5G coverage  

After confirming last month that it plans to launch mobile 5G in 2018, AT&T today teased the first cities that'll get its 5G coverage. AT&T says that it'll launch mobile 5G in parts of Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Waco, Texas. That's just three of the 12 cities that'll get mobile 5G this year, and AT&T says it'll reveal more of the lucky cities in the coming months. The initial 5G rollout will be based on 3GPP standards and will utilize millimeter wav

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2018-02-21 05:47:33



Spotify might be next in line to build its own smart speaker  

Apple may be the new kid on the block in the smart speaker market, but one of its competitors might soon attempt to steal its thunder with hardware of its own. This week, MusicAlly spotted several new job listings on Spotify's website which suggest that the streaming service is ramping up efforts to launch its own devices in the near future. "Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products," reads the description for an Operations Manager position, "and setting up an operational ...

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2018-02-21 05:43:43



SoftBank's $100B Vision Fund could get more capital from the Middle East  

 SoftBank’s Vision Fund looks set to bring on more capital from the Middle East as it bids to reach its $100 billion fundraise target. The fund has already deployed around one-third of the $93 billion it raised in its first close, according to statements released earlier this month, and now it is on the hunt for more LPs. The Middle East has proven to be fertile soil for the Vision Fund,… Read More

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2018-02-21 05:34:49



How colorful colonies of bacteria could one day grow organic "paints"   

A lot of bacteria might have a bad rep, but with a little genetic tweaking we can put them to work producing drugs, cleaning water, detecting long-forgotten landmines, and repairing concrete. Now a team from the University of Cambridge and a Dutch company called Hoekmine BV has outlined how we might one day grow new organic paints and coatings out of vibrantly-colored bacteria colonies... Continue Reading How colorful colonies of bacteria could one day grow organic "paints" Categ

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2018-02-21 05:22:52



Black is the new orange for sporty high-vis activewear   

Wearing bright orange or silver reflective safety gear may indeed help motorists see you at night, but a lot of people still prefer more fashionable colors like black. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in Vollebak's new Black Light sports gear - it's all-black, yet it reflects spots of white light... Continue Reading Black is the new orange for sporty high-vis activewear Category: Outdoors Tags: Safety Related Articles: ...

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2018-02-21 05:14:30



Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs - Roadshow  

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.

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2018-02-21 04:45:11



What's missing from the Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report?  

Only a fool would dare criticise the report "The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation," coming as it does…

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2018-02-21 04:35:10



Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners  

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.

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2018-02-21 04:16:03



Android P to prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera and microphone  

According to XDA Developers, recently unearthed code indicates that Android P will prevent applications from accessing a device's camera or microphone if they happen to be running in the background. This should prove to be a boon for security conscious users who will no longer have to worry about malicious apps secretly keeping tabs on their behavior. While Google has undeniably gotten better about bolstering overall Android security, reports of malicious apps wreaking havoc on users seem to po

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2018-02-21 03:58:34



Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners - CNET  

The metal is essential to production of batteries for smartphones and electric cars.

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2018-02-21 03:56:47



StatusToday scores nearly $4M to grow its AI-powered 'employee insights' service  

 StatusToday, a London startup that is building out AI tech that it claims can help companies better understand their employees and in turn improve productivity, is disclosing $3.91 million in seed investment. The round is led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Notion Capital and Firstminute capital. Read More

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2018-02-21 03:47:28



Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide  

 Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. Read More

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2018-02-21 03:45:24



Sling TV: Everything you need to know - CNET  

Sling TV is a live TV package that starts at $20 per month for more than 30 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HGTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

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2018-02-21 03:32:48



Researchers Develop Online Game That Teaches Players How To Spread Misinformation  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Cambridge researchers have built an online game, simply titled Bad News, in which players compete to become "a disinformation and fake news tycoon." By shedding light on the shady practices, they hope the game will "vaccinate" the public, and make people immune to the spread of untruths. Players of the fake news game must amass virtual Twitter followers by distorting the truth, planting falsehoods, dividing the united, and deflecting attenti

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2018-02-21 03:30:00



AT&T to launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco in 2018  

After teasing an initial rollout phase for its next-generation 5G network in January, AT&T on Wednesday got a little more specific by naming the first three cities that will gain access to the speedy mobile technology by the end of 2018.

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2018-02-21 03:13:37



Netflix reveals disturbing new reality show - CNET  

Commentary: "The Push" tries to see if social pressure can convince someone to commit murder.

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2018-02-21 03:02:12



Aspark Owl electric supercar records blistering 1.89-second 0-62 sprint   

How much does a couple of hundredths of a second cost? Somewhere in excess of US$4 million, it would seem, as this Japanese supercapacitor supercar fractionally out-accelerates an upcoming Tesla Roadster worth less than 1/20th the price... Continue Reading Aspark Owl electric supercar records blistering 1.89-second 0-62 sprint Category: Automotive Tags: Crazy Electric Vehicles Hypercar Related Articles:

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2018-02-21 02:59:12



The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal   

The Trump era is unlikely to be known for aggressive climate action, but there is one front on which scientists, engineers, and policymakers may yet make a little progress over the next few years: carbon capture technology.Read more...

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2018-02-21 02:56:58



Nireeka's sexy carbon-framed e-bikes would be impressive at twice the price   

We've seen some of Iranian designer Mohammed "Max" Shojaie's work before, with his creatively conceived Ostoure two-wheel-drive motorcycle design from back in 2010. That one never made it past the CAD render stage, but now, with two of his brothers and a Dubai-born partner, Shojaie has turned his hand to a real-world e-bike project. And it looks like a belter... Continue Reading Nireeka's sexy carbon-framed e-bikes would be impressive at twice the price Category: Bicycles Tags

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2018-02-21 02:56:49



Anyfin bags €4.8M Series A to let you refinance your existing loans by taking a photo  

 Anyfin, a startup based in Sweden that easily enables you to refinance your existing loans, including by taking a photo, has picked up €4.8 million in Series A investment. The round is co-led by Accel, and Northzone, with participation from Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, and a number of unnamed angel investors from the consumer finance and fintech space. Read More

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2018-02-21 02:51:13



I Hope This Kid Appreciates How Awesome His Custom-Made Star Wars AT-ST High Chair Is  

What's the age cutoff for using a high chair without looking super awkward? I'm hoping it falls somewhere just north of 40 so that I can retrace Matthew Regonini's steps and build a larger version of this wonderful AT-ST high chair for use in my office.Read more...

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2018-02-21 02:44:55



"Ultramassive" black holes may be the biggest ever found – and they're growing fast   

Since they're basically invisible, it can be hard to pin down just how big a black hole is. They can range anywhere from a few times the mass of the Sun up to millions or billions times that mass, but there's a potential class that are even bigger than that. A new study of data gathered by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has found that these so-called "ultramassive" black holes may be larger and more common than we thought... Continue Reading "Ultramassive" black holes may be the big

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2018-02-21 02:44:51



Florida State House Declares Porn Is Health Risk, Assault Weapons Totally Fine Though  

Legislators in Florida—where a gunman authorities later identified as Nikolas Cruz opened fire on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, killing at least 17 last week—have apparently decided that the threat they need to focus on right now is pornography.Read more...

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2018-02-21 02:08:30



Boeing and Oerlikon team up to advance 3D printing of titanium aerospace components   

Aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss technology group Oerlikon have signed a partnership to advance 3D printing processes. The five-year partnership will first focus on powder bed additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for the aerospace industry with the goal of standardizing everything from initial powder management to finished product... Continue Reading Boeing and Oerlikon team up to advance 3D printing of titanium aerospace components Category: 3D Printing Ta

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2018-02-21 02:05:28



Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here  

 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite on board today, provided weather remains favorable and everything else goes according to plan. The satellite, an imaging and radar instrument with a planned lifespan of five and a half years, will serve Spanish government and commercial needs, and will also work as part of a constellation together with TerraSAR-X and… Read More

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2018-02-21 02:04:19



Proposed injectable drug homes in on bone fractures and speeds up healing   

A team of researchers from Purdue University is developing an injectable drug designed to home in on a bone fracture and accelerate the healing process. A commercial startup called Novosteo has been founded to speed the research through its preclinical phases and into human trials... Continue Reading Proposed injectable drug homes in on bone fractures and speeds up healing Category: Medical Tags: Bones Fractures Healing

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2018-02-21 01:56:29



AT&T loses bid for White House communications in antitrust case - CNET  

AT&T won't get access to communications between the Justice Department and President Trump it claims influenced the decision to block its merger with Time Warner.

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2018-02-21 01:55:16



Judge Rules AT&T and Time Warner Can't See Internal White House Messages About Their Merger  

AT&T, whose quest to merge with Time Warner into some kind of lurching telecommunications/content mega-hybrid has run afoul of the Department of Justice, won't get to see any internal White House communications that preceded the DOJ's legal intervention.Read more...

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2018-02-21 01:53:11



Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure   

One of the cooler outdoor innovations to really take off into its own sport over the past two decades or so, the packraft opens up new adventure opportunities, packing down to backpack size so it can easily carry to and from the water's edge. Denver's Kokopelli Packraft is one of the specialists in packraft design, and it's currently launching a super-light, compact new raft. The all-new Rogue series raft packs down to paper towel roll size, bikes to the water on your handlebars, and

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2018-02-21 01:44:30



Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School'  

Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested 24-year-old Ricky Jared Rankin for allegedly posting a photo of an AR-15—that model of semi-automatic rifle that keeps on being used in mass slaughters across the country—to Instagram accompanied by the caption, "I'm thinking about finally going back to school," KTBS reported.Read more...

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2018-02-21 01:16:10



Here are the first cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G network - CNET  

Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, are the first of a dozen markets to get 5G later this year.

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2018-02-21 01:09:25



Judge Rules AT&T Can't See Trump White House Communications About Time Warner Merger  

The judge presiding over the Justice Department's attempt to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger has ruled that the White House's private communications on the merger will not be released. The Verge reports: When the department said in November that it would sue to block the mega-merger, thoughts immediately turned to the White House. President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for CNN, and some watchers questioned whether the White House's hand was present, guiding the Justice Departmen

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2018-02-21 00:50:00



Samsung To Cut OLED Production Due To Poor iPhone X Sales  

Samsung's panel-making division, Samsung Display, is reportedly reducing OLED panel production at its South Chungcheong plant due to lower than expected iPhone X sales. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Samsung now plans to cover 20 million or fewer iPhone X devices for the quarter ending in March, a large decrease from the expected 45 to 50 million units. CNET reports: Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the quarter ending in January, down by 1 percent on the previous year. The $1,000 price tag

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2018-02-21 00:10:00



Venezuela Launches Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency  

Venezuela has launched a cryptocurrency backed by oil in an attempt to bypass tough economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. "The 'Petro' is intended to bolster the country's crumbling economy, which has been suffering from hyperinflation and devaluation for years," reports the BBC. "Venezuela claims it is the world's first sovereign cryptocurrency." From the report: Critics say the move is a desperate attempt by Caracas to raise cash at a time when Venezuela lacks the ability to repay

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2018-02-20 23:30:00



New Data Shows Netflix's Number of Movies Has Gone Down By Thousands of Titles Since 2010  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: If you thought Netflix's movie selection had been lacking lately, you're right. The streaming service's amount of movies has dipped by over 2,000 titles since 2010, while its number of TV shows has nearly tripled. Third-party Netflix search engine Flixable compiled data that shows a dramatic shift in Netflix's priorities in recent years. In 2010, Netflix had 530 TV shows compared to 6,755 movies. Now, in 2018, the amount of TV shows has

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2018-02-20 22:50:00



Slashdot Asks: Which Smart Speaker Do You Prefer?  

Every tech company wants to produce a smart speaker these days. Earlier this month, Apple finally launched the HomePod, a smart speaker that uses Siri to answer basic questions and play music via Apple Music. In December, Google released their premium Google Home Max speaker that uses the Google Assistant and Google's wealth of knowledge to play music, answer questions, set reminders, and so on. It may be the most advanced smart speaker on the market as it has the hardware capable of playing hig

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2018-02-20 22:10:00



Why Artificial Intelligence Researchers Should Be More Paranoid  

Report highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?

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2018-02-20 21:51:24



Intel H370, B360, And H310 Coffee Lake Motherboards Leaked  

Motherboards based on Intel's H370, B360, and H310 chipsets for its Coffee Lake line of CPUs have leaked on some Asian retailer websites. Among them are ATX and ITX boards from Asrock and Gigabyte.

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2018-02-20 21:32:41



The Swype Smartphone Keyboard Is Dead  

XDA Developers is reporting that one of the pioneers in swipe-gestures in mobile keyboard apps, Swype, is dead. Swype's owner, Nuance Communications, has confirmed that they are discontinuing Swype for Android and iOS. From the report: In a post made on Reddit earlier today, a user claims that they reached out to Nuance support with an issue and received the following message: "However, we are sad to announce that Swype+Dragon for Android has faced end of development. Here is a statement from Sw

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2018-02-20 21:30:00



Medical implants could be a future target for hackers, doctors warn  

As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology focuses on the potential risk of medical implants like pacemakers to be hacked by individuals seeking to cause trouble. The study brings some good news, but also urges caution in the design of future medical devices. At the moment, the vast majority of medical im

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2018-02-20 21:10:56



Hackers used Tesla's cloud to mine cryptocurrency  

With the cryptocurrency craze still in full swing, the frequency of crypto-related crimes has exploded in recent months. Just last week, for example, a 24-year old Chicago man was arrested amid charges that he stole $2 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin from his employer. Aside from old-fashioned theft, the cryptocurrency craze has also led to a greater incidence of cryptojacking, an activity where malicious actors secretly siphon an unsuspecting user's computing resources in order to mine cryptoc...

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2018-02-20 20:59:09



A New Season In 'Elite Dangerous' Starts Feb 27  

You can buy a new ship to fight the Thargoids and notorious players will have to contend with tougher law enforcement in the galaxy.

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2018-02-20 20:53:42



Jeff Bezos Shares Video of 10,000-Year Clock Project  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared a video on Tuesday of his latest project: a giant clock designed to keep time for 10,000 years. Buried deep in a west Texas mountain, the project is in partnership with San Francisco-based group The Long Now Foundation, which grew out of an idea for a 10,000 year clock that co-founder Danny Hillis proposed back in the '90s. Now, the 500-foot tall mechanical wonder is finally undergoing installation. Bezos is fronting the

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2018-02-20 20:50:00



Facebook Exec Is Very Sorry He Helped Trump's Ploy to Discredit the Russia Investigation   

Facebook's vice president of advertising, Rob Goldman, just learned an important lesson about tweeting—namely, that he should never do it.Read more...

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2018-02-20 20:36:10



Report: Cryptojacking Drives 88% Of Remote Code Execution Attacks  

Imperva report showed that attackers that use remote code execution vulnerabilities have switched from enrolling PCs and servers into botnets to installing malicious cryptomining clients on them in order to generate revenue.

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2018-02-20 20:27:22



How to Turn All Your Leftover Easter Candy Into a Functional Chocolate Knife  

Is "leftover Easter candy" an oxymoron? Does such a thing even exist? If, for some bizarre reason, you get tired of consuming chocolate bunnies this April, don't throw all that candy away. As YouTube user Knifemaker demonstrates, you could actually turn all those sugary treats into a functional kitchen knife.Read more...

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2018-02-20 20:26:13



See Boston Dynamics push its door-opening dog robot around - CNET  

Humans are still in charge in a new video showing Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robo-dog getting yanked around with a hockey stick and a butt leash.

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2018-02-20 20:20:47



Black activewear gets wearers seen at night   

Wearing bright orange or silver reflective safety gear may indeed help motorists see you at night, but a lot of people still prefer more fashionable colors like black. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in Vollebak's new Black Light sports gear - it's all-black, yet it reflects spots of white light... Continue Reading Black activewear gets wearers seen at night Category: Outdoors Tags: Safety Related Articles: ...

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2018-02-20 20:14:30



Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix's Season 2 trailer  

 Netflix’s Jessica Jones is coming back for its second streaming season very soon, and there’s a new trailer you can watch to whet your appetite for the Marvel superhero show. This season looks like it picks up right where the last one left off (it includes some clips from the first series, in fact), but will focus even more on following Jones as she deals with her reluctance to adopt… Read More

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2018-02-20 20:12:09



Asus Announces HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset  

The self-contained VR package is designed for easy setup with a focus on ergonomics and comfort.

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2018-02-20 20:11:06



Facebook exec apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe - CNET  

The tweets came Friday. President Trump cited them Saturday. The apology came Monday.

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2018-02-20 20:10:52



Uber CEO Sees Commercialization of Flying Taxis in 5-10 Years  

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years. From a report: The U.S. ride-hailing app maker has said it expects flying vehicles to eventually become an affordable method of mass transportation. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2018-02-20 20:10:00



These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights  

At slightly less than two inches long, triplefin fish don't seem like much of a threat. But as new research shows, these aquatic carnivores have a rare organ that turns their eyes into veritable flashlights—an ability they can switch on when needed. Read more...

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2018-02-20 19:43:45



6 things you should know about the new Google Pay app - CNET  

Google's answer to Apple Pay and Venmo is here, squashed together in a single app. Find out what you can do -- and what you can't (yet).

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2018-02-20 19:42:41



Samsung Galaxy S9 could wow with camera features video - CNET  

What's in store for Samsung's next flagship phone? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt dives into the rumored camera features and processor, and how the phone may differ from the S8 and Note 8.

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2018-02-20 19:37:20



"Haarlem Shuffle" floating home provides an energy-neutral haven   

Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy-neutral floating home that sets itself apart from traditional "houseboats". Dubbed "Haarlem Shuffle," the 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) floating home is located on the Spaarne River in Haarelm, The Netherlands. Stretching over two levels, it's is designed to offer the occupants privacy while also capitalizing on natural light and views across the river... Continue Reading "Haarlem Shuffle" floating home pro

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2018-02-20 19:35:26



Samsung Starts Mass Producing an SSD With Monstrous 30.72TB Capacity  

Brian Fagioli, writing for BetaNews: Samsung says it is mass producing a solid state drive with monstrous capacity. The "PM1643," as it is called, offers an insane 30.72TB of storage space! This is achieved by using 32 x 1TB NAND flash. "Samsung reached the new capacity and performance enhancements through several technology progressions in the design of its controller, DRAM packaging and associated software. Included in these advancements is a highly efficient controller architecture that integ

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2018-02-20 19:32:00



Utah Startup Claims It Is Regenerating Skin With Stem Cells  

A tiny Utah biotech firm is making waves in regenerative medicine. Last summer, it made headlines for successfully regenerating skin and stimulating hair growth in pigs with burns using a stem cell therapy. Now, the company says its therapy is working on a badly burned 10-year-old boy.Read more...

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2018-02-20 19:31:50



Robots that poop - and other tech magic of Toy Fair 2018 video - CNET  

Bridget Carey digs deep into the 2018 New York Toy Fair to uncover tomorrow's toy trends. Harry Potter laser tag, drone dance tricks, retro arcade cabinets big and small - but in the toy box, robots still rule over all.

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2018-02-20 19:22:01



Anker's newest portable projector is the size of a soda can, and it's $53 off today on Amazon  

Portable projectors are nifty, but rarely do they actually deliver the experience you're hoping for when you buy them. Instead, you get a dull image, bad battery life, no speakers, and you need to cough up another $50 if you have an iPhone because they never have Lightning connectors. The Nebula Capsule By Anker is an entirely different beast. This compact projector is the size of a soda can, but it beams a bright image that measures up to 100 inches diagonally. It also features built-in 360°

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2018-02-20 19:19:01



Poor cloud security let hackers mine cryptocurrency on Tesla's dime  

 The strange new breed of malicious cryptocurrency miners spares no one, it seems: Tesla is the latest to be struck by this trendy form of hackery. A poorly secured cloud computing setup let them waltz right in. Read More

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2018-02-20 19:14:28



Scientists Will Transport Antimatter in a Truck  

The antimatter of science fiction vastly differs from the real-life antimatter of particle physics. The former powers spaceships or bombs, while the latter is just another particle that physicists study, one that happens to be the mirror image with the opposite charge of the more familiar particles.Read more...

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2018-02-20 19:09:54



Self-curing resin may make wind turbines more eco-friendly   

Although wind turbines may seem like the epitome of "green" energy, scientists from Vanderbilt University are working on making them even greener. More specifically, they're looking at a resin that could save energy when turbine blades are being created, and that might make those blades more recyclable... Continue Reading Self-curing resin may make wind turbines more eco-friendly Category: Environment Tags: Energy-saving Recyclable

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2018-02-20 19:08:03



Lotus 3 Eleven 430 is a high-powered swan song for the way things were - Roadshow  

No roof, minimal tech, lots of power and stunning looks make for one of the coolest Lotuses ever released.

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2018-02-20 18:49:25



The A.V.   

The A.V. Club Joel McHale says E! told him to lay off the Kardashians while hosting The Soup | The Takeout Ask The Salty Waitress: Is it tacky to split entrees? | Earther The Future of Dutch Skating Is on Thin Ice |Read more...

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2018-02-20 18:44:01



FCC Orders a Brooklyn Man To Turn Off His Bitcoin Miner Because It Was Interfering With T-Mobile's Wireless Network  

A New York City resident was ordered to turn off his bitcoin miner after the Federal Communications Commission discovered that it was interfering with T-Mobile's wireless network. From a report: After receiving a complaint from T-Mobile about interference to its 700MHz LTE network in Brooklyn, New York, FCC agents in November 2017 determined that radio emissions in the 700MHz band were coming from the residence of a man named Victor Rosario. "When the interfering device was turned off the interf

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2018-02-20 18:43:00



Lock of George Washington's Hair Found Tucked Inside Old Book  

While conducting an inventory of archived documents, curators at Union College in Schenectady, New York, discovered strands hair attributed to George Washington, #POTUS1, in an envelope inside a leather book.Read more...

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2018-02-20 18:42:57



Sugarpill Cosmetics Teams Up With Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars For A Gorgeous Collection  

Little Twin Stars, otherwise known as Kiki and Lala, are the stars of a brand new collaboration between Sugarpill and Sanrio. There’s a new, absolutely gorgeous line of beauty products that incorporate both […] The post Sugarpill Cosmetics Teams Up With Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars For A Gorgeous Collection appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-02-20 18:39:56



You won't be able to afford Samsung's record-setting 30TB SSD  

You probably don't need 30.72TB of fast SSD data at home, but plenty of companies around the world will be excited to hear that Samsung is now ready to manufacture the industry's largest capacity SSD ever, which also happens to be insanely fast. Announced on Tuesday, the drive targets enterprise systems, and it's built on Samsung's 512Gb V-NAND tech. The company says it offers the "industry-first 1TB NAND flash package, 40GB of DRAM, new controller," and new software, which will all...

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2018-02-20 18:36:33



Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat   

If you've ever tried taking a bicycle on an airplane, then you'll know what a hassle it can be to pack the things. Having a folding bike helps, although cyclist Bert Vermeulen found that even on that front, there was room for improvement. That's why he developed the ultra-flat-packing Alpaca Bike... Continue Reading Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat Category: Bicycles Tags: Foldable bike NAHBS 2018 Related Articles:

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2018-02-20 18:34:25



What the Record-Setting Success of 'Black Panther' Means for the Future of Movies  

After this weekend, everything is different.

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2018-02-20 18:32:12



Retailer Leaks Three Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs  

Upcoming Intel Coffee Lake desktop CPUs were spotted on bulk retailers' websites. The group includes three CPUs: the i5-8600, i5-8500, and i3-8300.

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2018-02-20 18:04:49



AMD Raven Ridge 'Boot Kit' Includes Unnamed Bristol Ridge Chip, Heatsink  

The kit includes a processor that will allow you to boot your system to update your BIOS.

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2018-02-20 18:02:41



Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Amazon Cloud Account To Mine Cryptocurrency  

An unidentified hacker or hackers broke into a Tesla-owned Amazon cloud account and used it to "mine" cryptocurrency, security researchers said. The breach also exposed proprietary data for the electric carmaker. From a report: The researchers, who worked for RedLock, a 3-year-old cybersecurity startup, said they discovered the intrusion last month while trying to determine which organization left credentials for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account open to the public Internet. The owner of the

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2018-02-20 18:00:00



Hasbro's heart-rate-activated party game measures your freakout video - CNET  

Don't Lose Your Cool uses dice, a heart-rate headband and your own power of self control. Good luck.

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2018-02-20 17:57:25



PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets a New Map This Summer  

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds recently sold over 30 million copies on PC. One thing that makes this feat so astonishing is the fact the game only has two maps. This is set to change within […] The post PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets a New Map This Summer appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-02-20 17:55:22



How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world - CNET  

The first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Wednesday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.

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2018-02-20 17:43:14



Why Decentralization Matters  

Chris Dixon has an essay about the long-term promise of blockchain-based networks to upend web-based businesses such as Facebook and Twitter. He writes: When they hit the top of the S-curve, their relationships with network participants change from positive-sum to zero-sum. The easiest way to continue growing lies in extracting data from users and competing with complements over audiences and profits. Historical examples of this are Microsoft vs Netscape, Google vs Yelp, Facebook vs Zynga, and T

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2018-02-20 17:22:00



How Much Money Has Your Congressperson Taken From the NRA?   

We're at a point where most everything you read could probably use a fact check or two, especially when it comes to politicians.Read more...

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2018-02-20 17:20:12



Waze rage is coming to a head on crowded streets - Roadshow  

The backlash against the crowdsourced navigation leader is reaching critical mass. Brian Cooley investigates.

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2018-02-20 17:11:20



It's Bizarrely Warm at the Northernmost Land Weather Station  

The East Coast isn't the only part of the world that's dealing with freakishly mild weather this week. In what's becoming a yearly occurrence, the Arctic is having an off-the-charts heat wave.Read more...

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2018-02-20 17:07:04



2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS races into Geneva with 520 hp - Roadshow  

It's got more of what matters -- NACA ducts, mostly.

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2018-02-20 17:02:44



Google Just Launched Another Answer To Apple Pay  

Google launched its latest answer to Apple Pay on Tuesday. It's called Google Pay and replaces Android Pay, a previous solution that let Android users buy goods with their smartphones. From a report: It's also Google's answer to Apple Pay and Apple Pay Cash. Google Pay follows several failed attempts by Google to launch a widespread payment platform. The company launched Google Wallet several years ago before folding it and launching Android Pay. Google Pay combines features from both, including

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2018-02-20 16:43:00



Here's An Extremely Rare Deal On Our Readers' Favorite VPN Service [Exclusive]  

It's not hard to find good deals on VPN subscriptions, but our readers' favorite service, Private Internet Access, is notable for hardly ever running sales. Just for our readers though, they're opening back up their holiday offer of two years for $60, down from the usual $70. That's just $2.50 per month to protect…Read more...

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2018-02-20 16:14:49



6D.ai is building AR tech that crowdsources a 3D mesh of the world  

 6D.ai, a young startup emerging from Oxford University’s Active Vision Lab, is aiming to use smartphone cameras to build a cloud-based, crowdsourced three-dimensional map of the world that will let app developers expand their sights and let users gather some actual utility from phone-based AR built on top of Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore platforms. Read More

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2018-02-20 16:03:54



Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries  

Metal vital to many electric vehicles has tripled in 18 months. From a report: The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in small-scale cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor. Production from so-called artisanal mines probably rose by at least half last year, according to the estimates of officials at three of the biggest international suppliers of the metal, who asked not to be named because they're n

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2018-02-20 16:00:00



Use These Keyboards Instead of Swype   

Swype, one of our favorite keyboards for Android and for iOS, is dead. Fast Company calls it the end of an era. But we've got some replacements for Swype lovers who still want to type by gesture.Read more...

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2018-02-20 15:43:32



Delightful Nerds Turn A Car Into A Functional Computer Mouse  

Artist and maker of gloriously shitty robots Simone Giertz owns a 1980s Sebring-Vanguard Citicar—a wonderful, slow, little wedge-shaped automotive footnote. Keeping true to her ideals, Giertz' car is no longer just a little electric commuter vehicle—it's also the world's largest and perhaps least-useful computer mouse.Read more...

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2018-02-20 15:24:46



Lawmakers Worry About Rise of Fake Video Technology  

Lawmakers are concerned that advances in video manipulation technology could set off a new era of fake news. Now legislators say they want to start working on fixes to the problem before it's too late. From a report: Technology experts have begun to sound the alarm on the new software, which lets users take existing videos and make high-quality altered video and audio that appears real. The emergence of the technology opens up a new world of hoaxes driven by doctored audio or video, and threaten

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2018-02-20 15:24:00



How to ensure you're getting full credit towards your Move & Exercise goals on Apple Watch  

Although the Apple Watch does a lot of its fitness tracking without any help, it isn't perfect, and there are a few things you can do to guarantee the most accurate possible results.

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2018-02-20 15:16:15



Intel Completes Spectre Fixes For Skylake, Kaby Lake, And Coffee Lake CPUs  

Intel announced that it released fixed versions of its Spectre-mitigation microcode update for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake CPUs.

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2018-02-20 15:15:09



It Sure Looks Like Nokia Is Blowing It Again  

There was a time when Nokia was the undisputed king of cellphones, with quarterly sales of over 120 million units as recently as 2010. But after a failed partnership ended with Nokia selling its handset division to Microsoft, the company tried reinventing itself by pivoting to wearables, a move capped off when Nokia…Read more...

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2018-02-20 15:13:54



Jeff Sessions: Cyber task force will tackle US' tech troubles - CNET  

A week after the indictment of Russian nationals, the US attorney general requests a report on the risks of "the malicious use of technology."

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2018-02-20 15:11:41



Trump Calls to Regulate Bump Stocks, Bump Stock Maker's Website Crashes  

Headlines are blaring: "Trump moves to ban bump stocks," and gun enthusiasts are wasting no time stockpiling for the apocalypse. Slide Fire, the primary manufacturer of the accessory that effectively turns a semi-automatic weapon into a machine gun, has been hit with a flood of traffic and its website is currently downRead more...

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2018-02-20 14:58:55



College for the 21st century  

 College has changed in the last 25 years. For one, we have an urgent crisis of affordability. College graduates also are facing a crisis of employability. The result has been financial calamity for millennials. As Gen Zers reach college age, they’re contemplating whether a traditional four-year accredited college or university is the optimal path. Read More

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2018-02-20 14:50:16



Upgrade To a Spacious 1TB SSD For $230, While It Lasts  

An SSD is one of the best upgrades you can buy for your computer (or PS4), and $230 is the best price Amazon's listed on this 960GB drive in over a year. That's not as cheap as it was before the worldwide NAND shortage began a couple of years ago, but otherwise, it's a great deal. Read more...

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2018-02-20 14:43:36



Enthusiasts have Turned the Nintendo Switch into a Functional Linux Tablet  

An anonymous reader shares a report: A couple of weeks ago, the fail0verflow hacking collective showed a still image on Twitter of a Nintendo Switch booting Linux. They're one of a small handful of hacker teams who are teasing exploits of the Nvidia Tegra hardware inside the Switch. But now fail0verflow has video of a full-on Linux distro running on the hacked Switch, complete with touchscreen support, a fully operational web browser, and even a GPU-powered demo application. On Twitter, fail0ver

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2018-02-20 14:40:00



Google AI Looks Deep Into Your Eyes to Predict Heart Disease  

Eyes may be the windows to the soul. But they also offer insight into cardiovascular disease. According to a study published this week by the Google Brain team, retinal images can “very accurately” […] The post Google AI Looks Deep Into Your Eyes to Predict Heart Disease appeared first on Geek.com.

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2018-02-20 14:35:59






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