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Panasonic Designed Human Blinders To Block Out Open-Plan Office Distraction  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Open plan offices, once the darling of design, are now showing their fault lines. To get a little bit of personal space, we've come up with all sorts of solutions, from phone booths to furniture designed to create a sense of privacy. All of those ideas seem totally, completely normal compared to this new project from Panasonic. The tech company's Future Life Factory design studio partnered with Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga to develop an open-pl

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2018-10-18 18:00:00



Number of Robocalls Placed in the US Surged By 50 Percent in the First Half of This Year  

An anonymous reader has shared an NBC report, which explores the state of robocalls in the United States. The report, which shares several anecdotes, also cites data from YouMail, a company that provides voicemail and call-blocking services, according to which the number of robocalls placed nationwide increased by 50 percent from February to July this year. From the report: Robo-dialed and unwanted telemarketing calls were the top consumer complaint to the Federal Communications Commission last

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2018-10-18 17:20:00



Twilio launches a new SIM card and narrowband dev kit for IoT developers  

Twilio is hosting its Signal developer conference in San Francisco this week. Yesterday was all about bots and taking payments over the phone; today is all about IoT. The company is launching two new (but related) products today that will make it easier for IoT developers to connect their devices. The first is the Global […]

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2018-10-18 17:00:02



A ton of people don't know that Facebook owns WhatsApp  

Americans looking to reduce their reliance on products from tech’s most alarmingly megalithic companies might be surprised to learn just how far their reach extends. Privacy-minded browser company DuckDuckGo conducted a small study to look into that phenomenon and the results were pretty striking. “… As Facebook usage wanes, messaging apps like WhatsApp are growing […]

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2018-10-18 16:57:22



Major Facebook Investors Want Mark Zuckerberg Out as Chairman  

Major Facebook investors, including public pension funds and state officials, are pushing for Mark Zuckerberg's ouster as chairman of the company's board. From a report: The proposal is largely symbolic, since Zuckerberg holds absolute control of the board. But it comes at a difficult time for Facebook, as security breaches plague the company and spur questions around corporate oversight. "We need Facebook's insular boardroom to make a serious commitment to addressing real risks -- reputational,

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2018-10-18 16:40:00



The Walking Dead: The Final Season episode 3 should be out this year - CNET  

Skybound Games' CEO said he'd "be very disappointed" if it isn't.

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2018-10-18 16:36:44



Boston Dynamics dog-bot dancing to SexyBack will rattle your soul - CNET  

The SpotMini robot dog twerking to Justin Timberlake is way weirder than it dancing to Bruno Mars.

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2018-10-18 16:35:21



Sonos and Roku considering becoming better friends video - CNET  

From The 3:59 show: Sonos speakers may someday work with Roku's voice assistant.

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2018-10-18 16:33:47



Facebook opens up its so-called "war room" (The 3:59, Ep. 476) - CNET  

Plus, more details on the Facebook hack, and Sonos considers adding Roku's voice assistant to its speakers.

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2018-10-18 16:29:37



McLaren will put some very fancy badges on your Speedtail - Roadshow  

The first one it's showing off includes carbon fiber and 18-karat white gold.

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2018-10-18 16:24:50



Vape Flavors Are Sketchy AF, Yet Another Study Finds  

The growing appeal of e-cigarettes, particularly among teens, has often been attributed to the assortment of sweet and fruity flavored vaping fluids—flavors that traditional tobacco cigarettes have long been barred from including. But in addition to making vaping more appealing, these flavoring chemicals may be…Read more...

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2018-10-18 16:20:00



Why so many tech companies are creating shows  

Editor’s note: Jay Acunzo is the author of the new book Break the Wheel, which explores how the world's best creators break from conventional thinking to think for themselves. He's a former digital media strategist at Google, head of content at HubSpot, and VP of brand at the seed VC, NextView. The deep tones of synth […]

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2018-10-18 16:18:50



Apple's holding another big event October 30  

  And here you thought hardware season was over. A month and a half after its last major event, Apple’s throwing a big party in Brooklyn on October 30. The event will likely suss out some of the technology that slipped through the cracks back in September, including, most likely, a new iPad and possibly […]

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2018-10-18 16:15:21



Apple sets next event for Oct. 30 - CNET  

We'll likely see new tablets and computers from Apple that include some features already found in iPhones.

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2018-10-18 16:14:18



Apple To Announce New iPads on October 30  

Apple will hold its next big product announcement in New York later this month, the company said today. BuzzFeed News: It's the first time Apple, which usually holds these events in the Bay Area, will roll out new devices in New York City. It'll happen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on October 30. The company is widely expected to refresh its iPad and possibly the MacBook Air lineups at the event. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2018-10-18 16:11:00



Square unveils the Square Terminal, designed to replace old keypad credit card machines  

Square is launching a new piece of hardware today — the Square Terminal. As explained to me by the company’s Head of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker, the Terminal fills a gap the company’s product lineup — unlike the basic card reader, it provides an all-in-one hardware experience (no phone or tablet required), but more affordable than the […]

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2018-10-18 16:07:52



Time Capsule Opened to Reveal Ancient, Mysterious Treasures of 1993  

Students at Shenandoah University in Virginia recently opened a time capsule from the ancient, mysterious world of 1993. What did they find inside? Bizarre contraptions like a so-called "cassette tape."Read more...

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2018-10-18 16:06:00



Embracing multimodality, Uber pioneers ride recommendations  

For the first time, Uber will make contextual, personalized suggestions about the best way to get from point A to point B. The startup offers more than just cars now, and it’s starting to understand the tradeoffs between price, speed, convenience, and comfort amidst its multi-modal fleet. Most noticeably, you’ll now see JUMP bikes get […]

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2018-10-18 16:05:14



iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET  

We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.

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2018-10-18 16:04:42



Google launches compose actions to streamline access to SaaS apps in Gmail  

Lately, Google has been all about shaving time off your everyday activities when sending emails. First they came out with smart responses that let you choose among several (sometimes) logical responses to the email. Next was type ahead, which guesses what you might want to type with remarkable accuracy. Today the company announced the general […]

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2018-10-18 16:03:31



Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Windows 10 hybrid has LTE, runs for two work days - CNET  

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850, the always-connected tablet PC gets up to 20 hours of battery life.

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2018-10-18 16:03:29



Samsung Announces Galaxy Book 2, a 2-in-1 Windows 10 S Hybrid With Gigabit LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life  

At an event in New York City today, the Seoul, South Korea electronics giant took the wraps off of the Galaxy Book 2, a Windows ultraportable powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 chip. From a report: The only catch? It runs Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of Microsoft's operating system that can only run applications from the Windows Store -- specifically Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and Win32 apps that Microsoft has explicitly approved (including, but not limited to, Microsoft Off

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2018-10-18 16:03:00



Future Family raises $10M to make fertility treatments more affordable  

Future Family, a startup that helps families more easily afford fertility services like IVF and egg freezing, has raised $10 million in a Series A round. Just weeks back, Future Family switched up its offerings to feel less like a loan, and more like a monthly subscription. The end results might seem pretty similar — […]

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2018-10-18 16:00:16



New Square Terminal gussies up the drab credit-card reader - CNET  

The battery-powered device could bring pay-at-your-table service to more US restaurants.

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2018-10-18 16:00:14



Call for social media adtech to be probed by UK competition watchdog  

A British Conservative politician, who has called repeatedly for Mark Zuckerberg to come to parliament to answer questions about how Facebook fences fake news — only to be repeatedly rebuffed — has made a public call for the UK’s competition regulator to look into social media giants’ adtech operations. Damian Collins, the chair of the […]

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2018-10-18 15:55:01



Tesla's EV credit may be going away, but one senator wants to bring it back - Roadshow  

Sen. Dean Heller's proposal would replace the incentive's cap with a firm end date.

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2018-10-18 15:43:15



Huawei tussles with US startup over theft of technology - CNET  

The startup was co-founded by a former Huawei employee.

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2018-10-18 15:38:11



Alexa's new Whisper Mode goes live  

At Amazon’s Alexa event last month in Seattle, the company teased a new feature soon coming to its voice assistant: the ability to whisper. The company demonstrated how whispering a request – like “play a lullaby” – to Alexa would trigger the voice assistant to respond in kind. Today, Amazon says Whisper Mode is officially […]

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2018-10-18 15:31:11



Candles That Light Themselves At the Push of a Button Are Perfect Overkill  

A cheap, $10 BBQ lighter is an easy and safe way to light a candle. But if you demand maximized convenience for every aspect of your life, the Lumos Candle will automatically light its own wick for you, its creators say, with a simple push of a button. It's technology for technology's sake, and the best kind of…Read more...

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2018-10-18 15:31:00



YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos  

YouTube is extending its ticketing initiative, already live with Ticketmaster, with the new addition of Eventbrite. The partnership, which was announced this morning, will see Eventbrite listings for live music performances across the U.S. when watching YouTube Official Artist Channels. Beneath these videos will be show listings and a “Tickets” button which users can click […]

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2018-10-18 15:30:39



Red Dead Redemption 2 launch trailer builds hype for return to Wild West - CNET  

Rockstar is gearing up gamers for the PS4 and Xbox One game's release next week.

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2018-10-18 15:27:21



Adding Sensors To Every Ship Entering the Arctic Could Help Map the Uncharted Seafloor  

Equipping every ship that enters the Arctic with sensors could help fill critical gaps in maritime charts. From a report: Throughout the world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the United States, which has some of the best maritime maps in the world, only one-third of the ocean and coastal waters have been mapped to modern standards. But perhaps the starkest gaps in knowledge are in the Arctic. Only 4.

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2018-10-18 15:20:00



Amplifyher Ventures launches to fund startups led by women  

Amplifyher Ventures is a new firm looking to invest in female founders. Amplifyher was created by Tricia Black, Facebook’s former vice president of advertising sales. Since her time at Facebook (where she was the seventh employee), Black has been angel investing, and she also co-founded Victress Capital. Black told me that Amplifyher allows her to […]

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2018-10-18 15:08:37



SpaceX rocket debris washes ashore in North Carolina - CNET  

Perhaps Elon Musk might want it for his recycling efforts?

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2018-10-18 15:07:59



Crashes on the rise in states with legal pot, IIHS says - Roadshow  

Correlation does not equal causation, but it's still worth paying attention to.

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2018-10-18 15:06:32



Don't miss these sweet Halloween deals - CNET  

Costumes, candy, a custom spooky doormat and more!

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2018-10-18 15:02:11



Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are now available - CNET  

You can buy or lease the phone from Google or Verizon Wireless today starting at $800.

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2018-10-18 15:01:47



Atlassian launches the new Jira Software Cloud  

Atlassian previewed the next generation of its hosted Jira Software project tracking tool earlier this year. Today, it’s available to all Jira users. To build the new Jira, Atlassian redesigned both the back-end stack and rethought the user experience from the ground up. That’s not an easy change, given how important Jira has become for […]

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2018-10-18 15:00:03



Flesh-Eating, Piranha-Like Fish Terrorized Jurassic Seas Because of Course They Did  

Piranha-like creatures capable of biting chunks of flesh from their victims appeared some 150 million years ago, according to new research.Read more...

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2018-10-18 15:00:00



Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE  

I'm not going to say the PC is dying, that would be ridiculous. But over the last 10 years, there are certain segments of the computer market that have been declining, like tablets, netbooks, and depending on how you look at it, the traditional clamshell laptop. In the meantime, there's been a new generation of more…Read more...

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2018-10-18 15:00:00



Spotify's Premium app gets a big makeover  

Spotify has given its app a big makeover, with a focus on making the experience better for its paying subscribers. The company has simplified the app’s navigation by reducing the numbers of buttons and has revamped its Search page, which now incorporates elements previously found in “Browse,” like favorite genres or music to match a […]

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2018-10-18 14:48:16



One of the World's Largest Organisms is Shrinking  

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Pando aspen grove, located in central Utah, is the largest organism on the planet by weight. From the surface, it may look like a forest that spans more than 100 U.S. football fields, but each tree shares the exact same DNA and is connected to its clonal brethren through an elaborate underground root system. Although not quite as large in terms of area as the massive Armillaria gallica fungus in Michigan, Pando is much heavier, weighing in at more than 6

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2018-10-18 14:40:00



Facebook's War Room Is Definitely Managing At Least One Crisis  

Somewhere in the heart of Facebook HQ, a shadowy team toils behind the closed doors of what would appear to be an average conference room. This is Facebook's War Room, and it's the thin line standing between us and chaos.Read more...

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2018-10-18 14:37:00



Thursday's Best Deals: Happy Belly Snacks, Cole Haan Shoes, Moen Faucets, and More  

Deeply discounted snacks, compact Bosch power tools, and 30% off at Cole Haan lead off Thursday's best deals from around the web. Read more...

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2018-10-18 14:30:00



Porsche will price Taycan EV between Cayenne and Panamera - Roadshow  

In the US, that could mean a starting price in the $75,000 range.

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2018-10-18 14:29:16



Learn 5 new languages with a lifetime Mondly subscription for $59.99 - CNET  

Normally $48 for just one year, top-rated Mondly could be the last language app you'll ever need. Plus: a selfie-stick deal? It's true!

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2018-10-18 14:23:33



Document editor Coda adds third-party integrations with G Suite, Slack, Twilio and more  

Coda, the smart collaborative document editor that breaks down the barriers between documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, is today launching one of its most important updates since its launch in 2017. With this update, users will be able to pull in data from third-party sources and send out messages to their teams on Slack or by […]

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2018-10-18 14:15:18



Daivergent connects people on the autism spectrum with jobs in data management  

Great startups normally come from a personal place. Byran Dai’s new company, Daivergent, is no different. Founded in December 2017, Daivergent looks to connect enterprise clients with folks on the autism spectrum who will help complete tasks in AI/ML data management. Dai’s younger brother, Brandon, is on the autism spectrum. Dai realized that his brother […]

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2018-10-18 14:13:58



Sam's Club to offer same-day grocery delivery via Instacart at over half its stores by month end  

Fresh off its $600 million round of new funding, grocery delivery service Instacart is expanding its relationship with Walmart, the companies announced this morning. The two first joined up in February to offer same-day grocery delivery at select Sam’s Clubs locations in the U.S. Today, Walmart says it plans to offer Instacart-powered grocery delivery in over half […]

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2018-10-18 14:09:28



The Rate at Which the World is Getting Online Has Fallen Sharply Since 2015, New Report Suggests  

Ian Sample, writing for The Guardian: The growth of internet access around the world has slowed dramatically, according to new data, suggesting the digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of the poorest and most isolated people on the planet. The striking trend, described in an unpublished report shared with the Guardian, shows the rate at which the world is getting online has fallen sharply since 2015, with women and the rural poor substantially excluded from education, busi

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2018-10-18 14:00:00



How to Not Get Scammed by Bogus Subscription Apps  

There's a special corner in Tech Hell reserved for app developers who try to sucker people into paying obscene amounts of money for an underwhelming product. Read more...

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2018-10-18 14:00:00



Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted  

There are some gadgets that are nice to have – iPhones, sous vide wands – and some gadgets that you must have. Proxxi fits in the latter camp. Proxxi is an always-on sensor that buzzes when it gets too close to high voltage electricity. It’s worn by mechanics and electricians and alerts them when they’re […]

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2018-10-18 13:54:53



Seva snares $2.4M seed investment to find info across cloud services  

Seva, a New York City startup, that wants to help customers find content wherever it lives across SaaS products, announced a $2.4 million seed round today. Avalon Ventures led the round with participation from Studio VC and Datadog founder and CEO Olivier Pomel. Company founder and CEO Sanjay Jain says that he started this company […]

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2018-10-18 13:32:37



China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst  

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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2018-10-18 13:14:18



Twitter battles untruths by adding context to Moments - CNET  

The "annotations" give us more information on curated tweets.

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2018-10-18 13:12:08



Updates From Titans, Godzilla vs Kong, and More  

Jon Favreau offers a look at the voices behind his Lion King remake. Star Trek producer Heather Kadin promises Discovery and Picard will feel different from each other. The DC/CW superhero crossover teases both Lois Lane and a familiar Superman location. Plus, what's to come on Supernatural, and a clever new Daredevil…Read more...

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2018-10-18 13:10:00



Scientists Release Result from 'Astonishing' Feat of Creating and Testing Quantum Gas in Space  

Last year, graduate student Dennis Becker watched from a safehouse as the MAIUS-1's sounding rocket took off from a launch facility in the Swedish Arctic. But even after repeated delays from snow and wind, he wouldn't know for a few days whether the rocket's payload survived. When the ambitious experiment dropped back…Read more...

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2018-10-18 13:10:00



Sick of managing your Airbnb? Vacasa raises $64M to do it for you  

Airbnbing can be a ton of work. Between key pickups, tidying, and maintenance emergencies, renting out your place isn’t such a passive revenue source. But Vacasa equips owners with full-service vacation home management, including listings on top rental platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway, as well as local cleaners who come between guests. It now manages […]

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2018-10-18 13:00:40



Don't want the flu? The 5 things you need to clean right now - CNET  

Keeping germs away requires more than just washing your hands. But that's crucial too.

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2018-10-18 13:00:23



US Announces Plans To Withdraw From 144-Year-Old Postal Treaty  

JoeyRox writes: The Trump Administration announced today that it's intending to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union, an international postage rate system overseen by the United Nations. "The decision was borne out of frustration with discounts imposed by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) that allow China and some other nations to ship products into the U.S. at cheaper rates than American companies receive to ship domestically," reports The Hill. "The administration argues the system undercut

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2018-10-18 13:00:00



Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC  

Apple has started to dispatch invitations to the media for an event on October 30, one which is expected to involve the launch of new iPad Pro models and potentially refreshed Mac models.

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2018-10-18 12:18:54



Trade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR  

With iPhone XR preorders beginning in mere hours (and rumored new hardware announcements during Apple's Oct. 30 event), we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with an exclusive cash bonus on all trades.

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2018-10-18 12:16:00



Voices in AI – Episode 71: A Conversation with Paul Daugherty  

About this Episode Episode 71 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Paul Daugherty discuss transfer learning, consciousness and Paul’s…

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2018-10-18 12:00:57



Nest thermostat offline? 4 ways to fix it - CNET  

Can't connect your Nest thermostat to the Nest app? It's probably your Wi-Fi.

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2018-10-18 12:00:24



Screw High Prices: This Bosch Drill-Driver Combo Kit is Cheaper Than Ever  

Today only, Amazon has driven the price of this ', 'event', 'Commerce', 'gizmodo - Screw High Prices: This Bosch Drill-Driver Combo Kit is Cheaper Than Ever', 'B0046ZRYPE');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20" href="12-Volt combo k

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2018-10-18 11:53:00



Stock Up On Your Favorite Snacks During Amazon's One-Day Happy Belly Sale  

Amazon's Happy Belly brand makes some surprisingly good snacks, and a bunch of them are deeply discounted in today's Amazon Gold Box. Save on nuts, sunflower seeds, and trail mixes, with extra discounts available if you use Subscribe & Save.Read more...

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2018-10-18 11:41:00



Should you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?  

Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?

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2018-10-18 10:59:01



Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC  

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

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2018-10-18 10:53:20



iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China  

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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2018-10-18 10:39:26



Scientists Discover Weird Sounds In Antarctic Ice Shelf  

pgmrdlm shares a report from USA Today: Using special instruments, scientists have discovered weird sounds at the bottom of the world. The noise is actually vibrating ice, caused by the wind blowing across snow dunes, according to a new study. It's kind of like you're blowing a flute, constantly, on the ice shelf," study lead author Julien Chaput, a geophysicist and mathematician at Colorado State University, said in a statement. Another scientist, glaciologist Douglas MacAyeal of the University

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2018-10-18 10:00:00



Woot has Apple's current 12-inch MacBook on sale for $899.99 today only  

While supplies last, Woot is knocking $400 off Apple's current Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook in Space Gray. Now $899.99, this is the lowest price we've seen for the cheap Macs in brand-new condition with an Apple warranty. Since Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can also take advantage of free shipping on the ultraportable laptops.

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2018-10-18 09:41:00



Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars  

Apple is continuing to explore ways to improve cars and other vehicles, possibly as part of Project Titan, as the iPhone producer has come up with ways to refine power transfer systems used in electric vehicles to run low-power equipment.

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2018-10-18 09:39:40



Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners  

Akitio is now shipping the Thunder3 Dock Pro, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock for Macs promising an array of options, including a rare example of a 10-gigabit Ethernet port.

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2018-10-18 09:37:03



Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance  

Following Apple's A12 Bionic powering iPhone XS and iPhone XR models, Huawei has released its own custom 7nm ARM System on a Chip. But despite using the same fab process, Huawei's Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship lags far behind Apple's iPhone XS A12, turning in performance scores well below last year's A11 iPhone X.

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2018-10-18 08:53:55



Mophie intros Powerstation USB-C 3XL for charging MacBooks, iPhones & iPads  

Mophie has released a new portable battery, the Powerstation USB-C 3XL, designed explicitly with the ability to charge Apple's MacBooks.

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2018-10-18 08:51:17



Emma, the money management app, rolls out cryptocurrency support  

Emma, the U.K. money management app (or self-described “financial advocate”), is launching a cryptocurrency feature by integrating with a plethora of exchanges so that you can easily track your cryptocurrency balances. The idea is that a modern PFM type app should support cryptocurrency if it wants to provide insights into a user’s whole financial life, […]

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2018-10-18 08:00:25



Get your Disrupt Berlin 2018 passes before 24 October and save big  

Great news, startup fans. You still have time to save up to €500 on your pass to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018. Our premier tech conference focusing on the European startup scene takes place on 29-30 November, but the deadline for scoring passes at the best possible price arrives next week on 24 October. What budget-minded early-startup founder, […]

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2018-10-18 08:00:16



Announcing the TC Top Picks of Disrupt Berlin 2018  

We called on early-stage startup founders to apply for TC Top Pick status at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on 29-30 November. We knew that many founders would heed the call but — holy smokes — the response was thunderous. Sheer volume combined with sheer brilliance to make our job of selecting up […]

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2018-10-18 08:00:15



Pixelmator Pro 1.2 upgrade adds macOS Mojave support, Core ML-based photo enhancement tool  

Pixelmator Pro has been updated to version 1.2, with the image editing suite now fully supporting macOS Mojave and introducing a new machine learning-based enhancement feature that can automatically tweak the color in user's photographs.

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2018-10-18 07:49:48



NASA Astronaut Details Fall To Earth After Failed Soyuz Launch  

After surviving an aborted launch to the ISS, NASA astronaut Nick Hague details his fall to Earth and shares what it was like inside the capsule. CNET reports: In his first interviews since surviving the largely uncontrolled "ballistic descent" back to Earth that followed, Hague told reporters on Tuesday that the launch felt normal for the first two minutes but that it became clear "something was wrong pretty quick." "Your training really takes over," Hague said, adding that he and [Russian Cosm

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2018-10-18 07:00:00



Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia  

Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based in China. Cobo plans to expand in the United States and Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam and Indonesia. Cobo is also now […]

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2018-10-18 05:48:29



Hear the ghostly hums of Antarctica's biggest ice shelf - CNET  

I'm getting goosebumps.

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2018-10-18 05:35:24



SoftBank, Which Signed $45 Billion Saudi Tech Investment Deal, Still 'Monitoring' Jamal Khashoggi Scandal  

On October 2, Saudi citizen, U.S. resident, and journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, reportedly wary of the potential consequences of entering a facility controlled by a dictatorial government he frequently criticized. He is now presumed dead at the hands of Saudi…Read more...

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2018-10-18 05:20:00



Embattled MoviePass Parent Company Denies It Misled Its Investors Amid Investigation  

Amid ongoing drama over MoviePass' consistent flailing and cutbacks on its once unlimited monthly movie-going subscription under financial pressure, it appears things just got even more complicated for the beleaguered e-ticketing startup. MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. is now under…Read more...

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2018-10-18 05:00:00



Barack Obama doesn't care about Pokemon - CNET  

You're not the only one Mr. President.

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2018-10-18 04:59:31



Some notable Facebook shareholders file (mostly symbolic) proposal to oust Mark Zuckerberg as chairman  

Several major Facebook shareholders have submitted a proposal calling for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman of the company's board. The filing is mainly symbolic, since Zuckerberg has almost total voting control, an arrangement that has earned the company’s board structure comparisons to a “dictatorship." The proposal is still noteworthy, however, because of […]

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2018-10-18 04:46:20



Twitter tests out 'annotations' in Moments  

Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product team members, the little snippets appear sandwiched between tweets in a Moment.

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2018-10-18 04:08:19



MIT researchers say memory splitting breakthrough could prevent another Meltdown or Spectre  

Virtually every modern computer processor was thrown under the bus earlier this year when researchers found a fundamental design weakness in Intel, AMD and ARM chips, making it possible to steal sensitive data from the computer’s memory. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities — which date back to 1995 — punched holes in the walls that […]

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2018-10-18 04:00:10



Orange Is The New Black will end after season 7 - CNET  

It's been one hell of a ride.

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2018-10-18 03:53:49



YC grad Oh My Green gets $20M seed investment  

Oh My Green has raised $20 million from Initialized Capital, Powerplant Ventures and others to bring healthier foods to offices around the U.S.

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2018-10-18 03:39:24



The Future of the Cloud Depends On Magnetic Tape  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Although the century-old technology has disappeared from most people's daily view, magnetic tape lives on as the preferred medium for safely archiving critical cloud data in case, say, a software bug deletes thousands of Gmail messages, or a natural disaster wipes out some hard drives. The world's electronic financial, health, and scientific records, collected on state-of-the-art cloud servers belonging to Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, and oth

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2018-10-18 03:30:00



Advertisers Suing Facebook Allege It May Have Committed Fraud on Video Ad Metrics  

A group of advertisers suing social-media giant Facebook in California over bungled video metrics now alleges in court filings that the platform failed to disclose data errors in a manner that could "[rise] to the level of fraud and may warrant punitive damages," according to Ars Technica.Read more...

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2018-10-18 03:25:00



How LG made its Signature wallpaper OLEDs work smarter video - CNET  

Equipped with the new Alpha 9 Intelligent processor, LG's new OLED wallpaper TVs are sharper, richer and more vivid than ever.

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2018-10-18 03:18:08



Sean Bean is tired of dying in movies, now he's going to die in a video game - CNET  

Hitman 2 just roped Sean Bean into being an assassination victim in a video game. Genius!

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2018-10-18 03:14:26



Chinese City 'Plans To Launch Artificial Moon To Replace Streetlights'  

The south-western Chinese city of Chengdu is planning to launch an illumination satellite in 2020 that is "designed to complement the moon at night," though it would be eight times as bright. "The 'dusk-like glow' of the satellite would be able to light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, while the precise illumination range could be controlled within tens of meters -- enabling it to replace streetlights," reports The Guardian. From the report: The vision was shared by Wu Chunfeng, the chairman

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2018-10-18 02:10:00



Electric Scooters Are Reportedly Already Creating Problems in San Francisco  

Week one of San Francisco's year-long electric scooter pilot program is reportedly already creating problems, both with the way they're being operated and seemingly by the sheer fact that they now (legally) exist on its streets. Problems with the e-scooters just days into the program include illegal parking, devices…Read more...

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2018-10-18 02:05:00



Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack - CNET  

Security breach exposed personal information for 29 million users.

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2018-10-18 02:04:38



Essential Products, Startup From Android Creator Andy Rubin, Lays Off 30 Percent of Staff  

Essential Products, a startup founded in 2015 by Android creator Andy Rubin, was started to create a smartphone with high-end design features that wasn't associated with a particular operating-system maker. Unfortunately, reaching that goal has been harder than anticipated as the company has laid off about 30 percent of its staff. Fortune reports: Cuts were particularly deep in hardware and marketing. The company's website indicates it has about 120 employees. A company spokesperson didn't confi

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2018-10-18 01:30:00



Trivial Authentication Bypass In Libssh Leaves Servers Wide Open  

Ars Technica reports of "a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server." It's not clear how many sites or devices may be vulnerable since neither the widely used OpenSSH nor Github's implementation of libssh was affected. From the report: The vulnerability, which was introduced in libssh version 0.6 released in 2014, makes it possible to log in by presenting a ser

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2018-10-18 00:50:00



We Adore These Color-Coded Pop Culture Portraits   

When you think of characters like Shrek, Thanos, Pikachu, or Hellboy, what's the first thing you think of? How brightly colored they are, of course! So it's almost a no-brainer for an artist to take various characters with matching colors and put them together in one work.Read more...

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2018-10-18 00:30:00






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