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Blue Origin Successfully Test Fires Game-Changing BE-4 Rocket Engine  

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture has successfully test-fired its BE-4 rocket engine, marking a key step in the development of its own New Glenn rocket as well as United Launch Alliance's next-generation rocket. GeekWire reports: ULA has been waiting for months to get good news about the BE-4 tests in West Texas. The company wanted to see a successful full-scale test before going ahead with plans to use the BE-4 engine on its Vulcan rocket, which is due to have its first flight in 2019. A Bl

2017-10-20 10:00:00
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Facebook Security Chief Says Its Corporate Network Is Run 'Like a College Campus'  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Facebook's security chief has told employees that the social media giant needs to improve its internal security practices to be more akin to a defense contractor, according to a leaked recording obtained by ZDNet. Alex Stamos made the comments to employees at a late-July internal meeting where he argued that the company had not done enough to respond to the growing threats that the company faces, citing both technical challenges and cultural issues

2017-10-20 08:40:00
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When $100BN is not enough… Softbank is planning Vision Fund sequels  

 Softbank looks to be preparing follow on raises to its first ~$100BN Vision Fund. Speaking to Nikkei today CEO Masayoshi Son said: “The Vision Fund was just the first step, 10 trillion yen is simply not enough… Read More

2017-10-20 08:03:05
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Let CrunchMatch curate your Disrupt Berlin experience  

 TechCrunch Disrupt events are famous for attracting the best and brightest minds the tech world has to offer. This December, Disrupt Berlin will be rife with opportunity both for startup founders and venture capitalists. The tricky bit is finding the right fit amidst hundreds of companies and thousands of attendees. That’s why we created CrunchMatch. Read More

2017-10-20 08:01:37
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Nap time? Wrap your head in the Ostrich Pillow Loop   

The folks behind the wacky, yet wildly successful Ostrich Pillow are back with an equally strange piece of comfort-oriented headwear. The Ostrich Pillow Loop is equal parts blindfold and pillow, but promises to do a better job of blocking out light than a standard eye mask thanks to a snugger fit... Continue Reading Nap time? Wrap your head in the Ostrich Pillow Loop Category: Good Thinking Tags: Ostrich Pillow Sleep Related Articles:

2017-10-20 07:07:47
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Still stalking Bigfoot 50 years after the beast went big - CNET  

Believers trek to the forest where Sasquatch hunters shot the 1967 footage that made Bigfoot America's most popular cryptid. They still hope for a glimpse.

2017-10-20 07:01:20
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Could VR Field Trips Replace the Real Thing?  

turkeydance shares a report from RTV6, which cites a new editorial in the journal Science that explores the question, "Could VR field trips replace the real thing?" Virtual field trips have been around for a while, but they used to be pretty boring: some photos, some text -- basically a Wikipedia entry. But they've come a long way. Nearpod and Google Expeditions let students immerse themselves in places they couldn't normally visit, like Antarctica or even Mars. These virtual field trips are saf

2017-10-20 07:00:00
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Audi gives new A7 Sportback an icy glare, progressive styling and plenty of tech   

After debuting the all-new A8 a few months ago, Audi is preparing the next member of its evolving, next-gen family, the A7 Sportback. Revealed for the first time on Thursday, the sharp second-generation A7 greets the world with the intent gaze of HD Matrix LED eyes (with lasers!), a big, bold hexagonal grille and a carefully chiseled physique. It keeps the ride quick and taut with the latest dynamic driving technologies, cuts back on consumption with help from mild hybrid tech, and e

2017-10-20 06:10:19
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Twitter now has a calendar for tackling abuse and trolls video - CNET  

The end of 2017 is looking busy for Twitter, after it released a calendar of "safety work" to show how and when it will tackle issues on its platform.

2017-10-20 05:45:19
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Bigelow and ULA plan orbital moonbase by 2022   

Bigelow Aerospace has made no secret of its desire to get into the space station business and now, along with United Launch Alliance (ULA), it's planning to go to the Moon. In a joint statement, the partners have announced they will launch a Bigelow B330 expandable module atop a ULA Vulcan launch vehicle with the aim of sending it into Low Lunar Orbit (LLO) and turning it into a lunar depot by the end of 2022... Continue Reading Bigelow and ULA plan orbital moonbase by 2022 Categ

2017-10-20 05:11:55
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Richard Mille RM 70-01: Haute chronologie for cyclists   

There are upmarket watches for Formula One aficionados, so why not one for cycling enthusiasts? Watchmaker Richard Mille, in collaboration with former Formula One driver-turned-cycle racer Alain Prost, has come up with the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost - a mechanical watch designed specifically with cyclists in mind that takes its cues from a blend of racing car and bicycle accents... Continue Reading Richard Mille RM 70-01: Haute chronologie for cyclists Category: Bicycles ...

2017-10-20 04:09:31
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Binge on 'Futurama' all day long - CNET  

Good news, everyone! Hulu is the new home to every episode of "Futurama."

2017-10-20 04:00:09
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Verizon talks engineers into becoming Pixel 2 salespeople - CNET  

Commentary: Can engineers act? You decide as Verizon's first ad for Pixel 2 gives Google and Verizon's finest an (almost) starring role.

2017-10-20 03:58:25
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Klipsch offers up premium powered floorstanders, the R-28PFs - CNET  

Klipsch has two new sets of powered speakers -- the R-28PF floorstanders and the R-14PM powered monitors -- which offer digital connections and Bluetooth.

2017-10-20 03:48:25
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Lego aims to inspire with Women of NASA Lego set   

Lego and its community are paying tribute to four female pioneers of space exploration, with a Women of NASA Lego set to inspire of a new generation of scientists and engineers. The set is a product of the Lego ideas community, where fans of the plastic bricks can put forward design proposals for others to support and offer feedback. This particular idea was conjured up by science writer Maia Weinstock, and it didn't take long for others to jump on board... Continue Reading Lego aim

2017-10-20 03:33:25
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Crunch Report | Lyft Raises $1 Billion  

Lyft raises $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation, Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy acquires August Home, MongoDB up 34% on stock market debut and Facebook is testing paywalls for Instant Articles. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

2017-10-20 03:30:02
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Senators Announce New Bill That Would Regulate Online Political Ads  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: As tech companies face continued scrutiny over Russian activity on their ad platforms, Senators today announced legislation meant to regulate political ads on the internet. The new bill, called the Honest Ads Act, would require companies like Facebook and Google to keep copies of political ads and make them publicly available. Under the act, the companies would also be required to release information on who those ads were targeted to, as well a

2017-10-20 03:30:00
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Astronomers take a closer look at one of Earth's quasi-satellites   

The Moon isn't the only traveling buddy keeping the Earth company on its journey around the Sun. Occasionally an asteroid will get caught in a gravitational dance with our home for a few years or so, before disappearing into space again. Last year astronomers discovered one of the most stable of these "quasi-satellites", and now they've peered closer to get a better understanding of what it is and where it might have come from... Continue Reading Astronomers take a closer look at on

2017-10-20 03:24:35
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Modular design gives 3D printer CNC carving and laser engraving capabilities   

Mooz is aiming to fill in the gap between cheap, flimsy home 3D printers and expensive industrial gear with a modular all-in-one design offering interchangeable heads providing the ability to easily switch between multicolor 3D printing, CNC carving and laser engraving modules... Continue Reading Modular design gives 3D printer CNC carving and laser engraving capabilities Category: 3D Printing Tags: 3D Printers CNC Laser Engraver

2017-10-20 03:16:27
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The new Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 looks like the perfect travel companion  

If you've been holding out for a cheaper, more compact PlayStation 4 controller for the young one in your household, you're in luck. This week, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that Hori's new Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4 will be available in the US and Canada this holiday season for $29.99 -- half the price of a standard controller. The Mini Wired Gamepad is 40% smaller than the DualShock 4, but still features all of the same joysticks and buttons as its wireless counterpart. The only butt

2017-10-20 03:05:14
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Denuvo's DRM Now Being Cracked Within Hours of Release  

Denuvo, an anti-tamper technology and digital rights management scheme, isn't doing a very good job preventing PC games from being copied. According to Ars Technica, Denuvo releases are being publicly cracked within a day of their launch. From the report: This week's release of South Park: The Fractured but Whole is the latest to see its protections broken less than 24 hours after its release, but it's not alone. Middle Earth: Shadow of War was broken within a day last week, and last month saw c

2017-10-20 02:20:00
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Verizon expects strong iPhone X demand this holiday season  

The iPhone X sure is expensive, but that doesn't mean that Apple won't sell millions upon millions of units this year. Most reports say that Apple may meet its production goals for 2017 after all, although it'll struggle to meet consumer demand well into 2018. Verizon also said it expects strong iPhone X sales this quarter while confirming that iPhone 8 sales were not on par with what you'd expect from a new iPhone. Verizon on Thursday said that only 5.5% of its customers upgraded ...

2017-10-20 02:02:23
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Volkswagen gunning for Pikes Peak record with new all-electric prototype   

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb has become an important proving ground for electric cars, and it is here that Volkswagen will be looking to flex its muscles as it continues its EV march. The automaker has just revealed an all-electric racer built with one goal in mind, to finish the world-famous mountain race in record time... Continue Reading Volkswagen gunning for Pikes Peak record with new all-electric prototype Category: Automotive Tags: Electric V

2017-10-20 01:43:59
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Verizon Loses 18,000 Pay TV Subscribers, Signals Delay For Live TV Streaming Service  

Verizon announced on Thursday that its FiOS video service lost 18,000 net pay TV subscribers in the third quarter, compared with the addition of 36,000 subscribers in the year-ago period and 15,000 subscriber drop in the second quarter. Hollywood Reporter reports: The company said the drop in the latest quarter was "reflecting the ongoing shift from traditional linear video to over-the-top offerings." Verizon, led by chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam, ended the third quarter with a total of 4.6 mil

2017-10-20 01:40:00
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Apple to stockpile 2-3M iPhone X units prior to launch, component shortage eases in November  

Apple's iPhone X production woes are nearing an end, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says shortages of key components like specialized handset circuit boards should resolved in November.

2017-10-20 01:35:52
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Meet the five new Gen 3 Pokemon coming to 'Pokemon Go' this weekend  

On Thursday morning, Niantic revealed the details of the long-awaited Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 event, which begins on Friday at 12:00 PM PT. Along with offering players double candy for catching and hatching Pokemon, the event will also serve as the introduction to the 3rd generation of Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire. If you never played Pokemon Ruby or Pokemon Sapphire, you probably don't know much about the 135 creatures added to the Pokemon universe when the games launched in Japan in 2002.

2017-10-20 01:32:20
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World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast   

Offshore wind farms like the Gemini facility in the Netherlands can tap into the higher average wind speeds over the ocean, but unfortunately these facilities can only be built in relatively shallow water. Floating turbines can help harvest wind energy from above deeper waters, so to that end, the world's first floating wind farm has just fired up off the coast of Scotland... Continue Reading World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast Category: Energy Tags:

2017-10-20 01:21:21
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Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship  

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.

2017-10-20 01:18:07
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Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia  

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are hospitable to human life. A new discovery in Saudi Arabia goes firmly against that notion, with archaeologists revealing the existence of hundreds of stone "gates" situated in and around ancient lava domes, in an area that is little more than a hellish landscape devoid of vegetation and water. The structures, which measure anywhere from 40 feet to nearl

2017-10-20 01:01:01
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How Google's Pixel 2 'Now Playing' Song Identification Works  

An anonymous reader shares a report from VentureBeat, written by Emil Protalinski: The most interesting Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature, to me, is Now Playing. If you've ever used Shazam or SoundHound, you probably understand the basics: The app uses your device's microphone to capture an audio sample and creates an acoustic fingerprint to compare against a central song database. If a match is found, information such as the song title and artist are sent back to the user. Now Playing achie

2017-10-20 01:00:00
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Madison Reed just raised another $25 million to open hair color bars across the U.S.  

 You get to a certain age, and if you’re remotely vain (and let’s face it, you are), you need to have your hair colored fairly frequently. You’re hardly alone. Roughly 75 percent of women in the United States color their hair, which today adds up to an $18 billion opportunity for brands like L’Oreal and Clairol. It did, anyway. Eating into a growing percentage of… Read More

2017-10-20 00:38:24
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We love this 55″ 4K TV from Samsung, and it's never been cheaper  

Unless you're buying a TV for a very large room, 55 inches is probably the ideal size. It's big enough that you can enjoy that nice ultra high-definition screen from anywhere in the room, but not so big that it looks silly. If you're in the market for a new TV and you agree that 55 inches is ideal, today is your lucky day. Everyone knows Samsung TVs have the best display quality, and one of Samsung's best bang-for-your-buck televisions is on sale on Amazon right now at its lowest price ever. Do

2017-10-20 00:30:23
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Amazon Spends $350K On Seattle Mayor's Race  

reifman writes: Until this summer, Amazon had never contributed more than $15,000 to a city political campaign in Seattle, but this year's different. The company is a lead funder in the Seattle Chamber of Commerce's PAC which dropped $525,000 Monday on Jenny Durkan's PAC, the centrist business candidate. Her opponent Cary Moon is an advocate for affordable housing, which complicates Amazon's growth, and city-owned community broadband. Comcast and Century Link joined Amazon contributing $25,000 a

2017-10-20 00:20:00
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Google Pixel 2 XL: What's New?  

Beau HD unboxes Google's new Pixel 2 XL and provides a first look at the device. Starting at $849 off-contract, the Pixel 2 XL looks to compete directly against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone X.GoogleGoogle Pixel 2 XL

2017-10-20 00:07:40
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Twitter now has a timeline to go after bullies and trolls - CNET  

For the first time, the social network makes its safety calendar public. Now you can see when it plans to enforce rules against abusive behavior.

2017-10-20 00:06:56
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Report: AT&T is making the dumbest smartphone accessory of 2017  

In a world of phone-holding hats and bluetooth-connected fidget spinners, I know that calling anything "the worst" is a bold statement. But I invite you to take a journey into the festering corpse of an idea that Moto and AT&T have come up with, and tell me I'm wrong. According to Android Authority, Moto will shortly be releasing a Moto Mod for its modular smartphones, called the AT&T Mobile TV Cast. It's formed of two parts: a modular case that you snap onto the back of your phone, and an HDMI

2017-10-20 00:00:48
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Google's AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos  

 Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. Read More

2017-10-19 23:59:04
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18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones)  

 A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have to poll the room and get a feel for what people are thinking before drawing any conclusions. That’s what Pew Internet did, contacting thousands of experts in tech, internet, and social policy and asking how they thought things would go. They were not… Read More

2017-10-19 23:55:54
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YouTube star Casey Neistat slams video sharing site's ad strategy  

YouTube star Casey Neistat has slammed the video sharing site's ad strategy, saying that the platform's content creators are suffering. Neistat, who has more than 8 million subscribers on YouTube, is a prominent video blogger. In a video posted on the platform Tuesday, he explained that YouTube's revamped ad policies are hurting content creators. "I genuinely don't feel YouTube does enough to take care of and look after their community," he said. YouTube tightened its ad policies...

2017-10-19 23:50:39
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Apple Watch's LTE Suspended In China Possibly Due To Government Security Concerns  

The Apple Watch Series 3's best new feature has been mysteriously blocked in China. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, China has cut off the Apple Watch's LTE connectivity on Sept. 28 after brief availability from China Unicom. Industry analysts claim that the suspension is probably from governmental concerns about not being able to track and confirm users of the device. AppleInsider reports: Apple issued a brief statement confirming the situation, and referring customers to Chi

2017-10-19 23:40:00
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Play YouTube videos in the background on your phone - CNET  

Want to listen to music while doing something else? The YouTube app won't let you, but try these workarounds for Android and iOS.

2017-10-19 23:37:46
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Apple sued over 'Animoji' trademark, allegedly tried to buy IP rights prior to iPhone X debut  

A Japanese company on Wednesday filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on a U.S. trademark covering "Animoji," which the Cupertino tech giant is using to market a new facial recognition feature introduced with iPhone X.

2017-10-19 23:37:41
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Apple's working on an iPhone with a Stylus. Yes, a stylus. video - CNET  

The Mac Mini is 3 years old...since it was last updated. The latest iPhone X updates and our NBA 2K18 giveaway winners!

2017-10-19 23:37:36
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The most popular Netflix show of the summer might surprise you  

Netflix came into 2017 with a prospective content budget of $6 billion. Midway through October, Netflix has already released dozens of original series and movies this year with plenty more to come, but we'll likely never how well any of those shows did in terms of viewership. Netflix keeps all of that information close to the chest, but on Wednesday, IndieWire shared the results of a study that might reveal which show drew the most eyes this summer. Parrot Analytics -- a data science firm that

2017-10-19 23:34:11
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Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations  

 Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no exception as the company highlighted 11 projects from its labs today. These included Project Lincoln, a tool that everybody who has ever tried to visualize data would surely welcome with open arms. Read More

2017-10-19 23:32:53
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Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition  

 Jason Baptiste wants you to run — Studio is all about “turning fitness into entertainment,” while also making sure you get a good workout. Read More

2017-10-19 23:28:17
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The Mac Mini is 3 years old...since it was last updated (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 106) - CNET  

Tim Cook responds to a customer about the future of the Mac Mini, and the latest iPhone X updates.

2017-10-19 23:19:45
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Will Ferrell bitingly mocks how much devices control us - CNET  

Commentary: In new ads for the nonprofit Common Sense Media, Ferrell is a phone-addled dad whose family feels he's gone AWOL.

2017-10-19 23:15:53
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Tim Cook assures fans the Mac Mini isn't forgotten  

It's been quite a while since Apple updated the venerable Mac Mini. In fact, it's been three long years since Apple devoted any attention to the beloved machine. In that time frame, Apple has gone through three full iPhone release cycles while also managing to refresh and update all of the other Mac models in its product lineup. And  yet, the Mac Mini subsists with outdated specs. The Mac Mini was never exceedingly popular relative to other Mac models, but the desktop computer undoubtedly has ...

2017-10-19 23:03:24
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Almost Half of Tech Workers Worry About Losing Their Jobs Because of Ageism, Says Survey  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from SiliconBeat: More than 40 percent of tech workers worry about losing their jobs because of age, a new survey shows. Jobs site Indeed also found that 18 percent of those who work in the tech industry worry "all the time" about losing their jobs because of ageism. The release of the survey Thursday comes amid other news about diversity -- or lack thereof -- in tech workplaces. Often when we report about diversity issues, readers wonder about older workers.

2017-10-19 23:00:00
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This pillow with a wagging tail will bring you joy video - CNET  

Qoobo is a robotic cushion with a tail that moves when you rub it.

2017-10-19 22:57:55
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Daimler demos self-driving snowplows   

As autonomous vehicles get closer and closer to fruition, their designers and the companies behind them are exploring new ways to exploit them. Daimler has been developing heavy-duty applications for self-driving vehicles for a while, and its most recent take is particularly practical - airport snowplows... Continue Reading Daimler demos self-driving snowplows Category: Automotive Tags: Airports Daimler Mercedes-Benz ...

2017-10-19 22:53:32
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Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says  

Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.

2017-10-19 22:45:05
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Alphabet Invests $1 Billion In Lyft  

Lyft announced Thursday that Google-parent Alphabet is leading a $1 billion financing round into the ride-hailing company. This ups Lyft's valuation from $7.5 billion to $11 billion. The funding is coming from CapitalG, one of Alphabet's investment firms. CNET reports: "CapitalG is honored to work with Lyft's compelling founders and strong leadership team," David Lawee, CapitalG partner, said in a statement. "Ridesharing is still in its early days and we look forward to seeing Lyft continue its

2017-10-19 22:40:00
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Why are people talking about the Pixel 2 XL screen? video - CNET  

Some people are reporting issues with the screen on the Pixel 2 XL.

2017-10-19 22:40:00
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Palmer Luckey's new defense company Anduril looks interested in AR and VR on the battlefield  

 Palmer Luckey’s new defense startup Anduril has aspirations well beyond a high-tech border wall. According to new information on the company’s website and its hires, Anduril intends to apply its virtual reality pedigree to “real-time battlefield awareness for soldiers,” among other defense-centric specialties. Read More

2017-10-19 22:37:44
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New video shows what it's like to drive a Tesla Model 3  

Amid reports that Tesla has been experiencing some serious production issues with the Model 3, Elon Musk last week posted a video of the Model 3 production line to prove that things are running along smoothly. All the same, there's no denying that Model 3 production has been incredibly low, and far below what many bullish Tesla investors and observers of the company anticipated. Tesla has remained somewhat quiet on the matter, only telling us that production shortfalls can be attributed to "prod

2017-10-19 22:31:44
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Deep inside a gold mine with the researcher who found the 'Devil Worm' - CNET  

If we can find life two miles underground, we might be able to find it on Mars.

2017-10-19 22:25:41
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Deadspin D.C.   

Deadspin D.C. Deserves Better | Jezebel I'm 29 and I've Never Had a Girlfriend | Splinter The Dangerous Myth of 'Taxpayer Money' | Earther The World's First Floating Wind Farm Just Started Producing Electricity | The Root School Apologizes for Photo That Seems to Show Black Student on Leashes |Read more...

2017-10-19 22:25:29
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Twitter bans 'Hateful Display Names' and shares Safety road map  

 Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse. By January, Twitter plans to have implemented all the abuse changes outlined in the internal email published by Wired earlier this week, as well as the new… Read More

2017-10-19 22:23:22
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Toyota envisions the fuel cell bus of the future   

Toyota has unveiled a concept vehicle to be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, the Sora fuel cell bus. The bus is aimed for production in 2018, with more than 100 of them to be used in the Tokyo metropolitan area ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games... Continue Reading Toyota envisions the fuel cell bus of the future Category: Automotive Tags: Buses Fuel Cell Toyota Related Articles:

2017-10-19 22:22:30
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Consumer Reports Expects Tesla's Model 3 To Have 'Average Reliability'  

There may be only a few hundred Tesla Model 3s on the street, but Consumer Reports already has an opinion on the new car's dependability. From a report: "We are predicting that the Model 3 should have about average reliability," said Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports. Average may irritate Tesla fans and the nearly 500,000 people who have reserved a Model 3, but Fisher believes people should understand what Consumer Reports expects from the new car. "We don't go around re

2017-10-19 22:20:00
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Quest to depict CG sperm leads to real biological advances  

 An effort to make a 3D animated sperm for a short film has ended up producing a model of unprecedented detail and considerable scientific value. If you were ever curious what goes on inside those things, this is probably the best depiction yet. Read More

2017-10-19 22:12:17
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What washing dishes, driving a truck and working in a cemetery taught me about the power of 'blue-collar' software  

 I work in VC. But it wasn’t long ago that I stocked shelves, drove a truck, washed dishes, waited tables and even hauled dirt at a cemetery. This isn’t the usual route to a job in tech and VC, but it opened my eyes to a corner of the tech world I think has the chance to create the next Salesforce, Oracle or LinkedIn: software targeting those who do their jobs outside corporate offices. Read More

2017-10-19 22:00:49
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Dear Future: Where we might find life on Mars video - CNET  

Our first episode focuses on Gaetan Borgonie, a Belgian scientist who discovered the "mephistopheles worm," an extremophile that lives in Earth's deepest mine.

2017-10-19 22:00:23
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Here's everything Adobe announced at its MAX conference this week  

 Adobe is hosting its MAX conference this week in Las Vegas, and even though the company has long moved to a subscription model with regular updates, it still uses the event to launch its most important updates and new products. Here is our rundown of the biggest announcements, which range from new tools for designers, a completely new version of Lightroom and a few crazy experiments. Read More

2017-10-19 21:58:40
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Apple's Chicago riverfront store is its latest statement piece - CNET  

The glass structure seemingly flows from the downtown area to the Chicago River. It's meant to be the best representation of Apple's "Town Square" vibe.

2017-10-19 21:55:52
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Samsung DV7750 dryer review - CNET  

Spend less cash, time doing laundry with this Samsung dryer.

2017-10-19 21:52:56
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'Skinny TV' isn't going to save the cable industry from cord cutting  

Cord cutting is happening faster than anyone predicted, and it's taking down the big cable companies with it. AT&T lost nearly 400,000 traditional cable subscribers last quarter, more than even the most pessimistic forecasts. The company posted a net loss of 90,000 pay TV subscribers, which when you factor in the 300,000 DirecTV Now subscribers added, means that 390,000 traditional TV subscribers jumped ship in just 3 months. A lot is being made of "skinny bundles" and streaming services, $35...

2017-10-19 21:44:32
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Canada's 'Super Secret Spy Agency' Is Releasing a Malware-Fighting Tool To the Public  

Matthew Braga, reporting for CBC News: Canada's electronic spy agency says it is taking the "unprecedented step" of releasing one of its own cyber defence tools to the public, in a bid to help companies and organizations better defend their computers and networks against malicious threats. The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) rarely goes into detail about its activities -- both offensive and defensive -- and much of what is known about the agency's activities have come from leaked doc

2017-10-19 21:40:00
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Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI  

Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

2017-10-19 21:33:10
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Intel's plan to be inside Alexa devices video - CNET  

With a vision for improving the smart home, and a new Alexa developer's kit, Intel has a plan to grow its profile in the smart home.

2017-10-19 21:30:41
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Amazon Echo (2017) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET  

Here's everything you need to know about the 2017 version of the Amazon Echo.

2017-10-19 21:28:53
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Dear Future: Watch the trailer for our new documentary series video - CNET  

Today, Motherboard and CNET are launching Dear Future, our collaborative documentary series about the people who've decided they can't wait for tomorrow's biggest breakthroughs to come to them.

2017-10-19 21:23:42
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Apple unveils its latest flagship store: Apple Michigan Avenue video - CNET  

The Chicago store redefines the boundaries between indoors and outdoors with an all-glass facade

2017-10-19 21:20:40
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Atlassian is on one heck of a run  

 When Atlassian went public at the end of 2015, it was a bit of an anomaly: a tech IPO whose numbers looked quite good with some profitability. It’s been almost two years since that IPO, and since then, the company’s valuation is at around $9 billion. The company popped 32% on its first day and hit a valuation of $5.8 billion. A lot of that is thanks to an insane run this year so… Read More

2017-10-19 21:15:28
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Resident Evil Revelations on Switch Has Exclusive Retro-Style Mini Games  

Back during this year’s NYCC, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil: Revelations Collection for Nintendo Switch would contain some exclusive retro mini-games. Today, the company has released two trailers that show us what these […] The post Resident Evil Revelations on Switch Has Exclusive Retro-Style Mini Games appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-10-19 21:15:17
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Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of None Pizza With Left Beef  

Just over 10 years ago, television producer Steve Molaro ordered a pizza from the Domino's website. Like anyone using the online system, he made his selections with a set of radio buttons labeled "whole," "left," "right," and "none." He selected "none" cheese. He selected "none" sauce. And he selected "left" beef. Read more...

2017-10-19 21:15:00
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The 10 Best Deals of October 19, 2017  

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

2017-10-19 21:09:00
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Facebook attacks Pinterest with 'Sets' of posts  

 Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feature called Sets that lets you select several status updates, photos or videos and share them as a themed collection to everyone or specific friends. Read More

2017-10-19 21:08:37
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Google now selling its new Daydream View VR headset  

Google announced a lot of new hardware at its October 4th event, and today one of those devices has been made available for purchase. The Google Store is now selling the updated Daydream View virtual reality headset that Google recently announced. The headset is priced at $99, $20 more than the previous generation Daydream View, and is available in three colors: Fog (ships in 2-3 weeks), Charcoal (ships by Oct. 22), and Coral (ships now). Customers that purchase a new Daydream View before Decemb

2017-10-19 21:02:56
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Profile of William H. Alsup, a Judge Who Codes and Decides Tech's Biggest Cases  

Sarah Jeong at The Verge has an interesting profile of William H. Alsup, the judge in Oracle v. Google case, who to many's surprise was able to comment on the technical issues that Oracle and Google were fighting about. Alsup admits that he learned the Java programming language only so that he could better understand the substance of the case. Here's an excerpt from the interview: On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge W

2017-10-19 21:00:00
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Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch  

 Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, leading the industry as the top-selling console for the third straight month, and the fifth month overall since its introduction seven months ago. Switch’s U.S. Read More

2017-10-19 20:47:17
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Google Pixel 2 XL screen fix may be on the way - CNET  

The company recognizes the widespread complaints about the phone's screen and is considering changing the software.

2017-10-19 20:45:50
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Sockbot Android malware discovered in eight popular apps on Google Play  

If you still aren't being cautious about which apps you choose to download on your Android phone or tablet, perhaps this latest report will convince you to start taking the warnings seriously. This month, Symantec discovered a new type of Android malware called Sockbot which poses as legitimate apps on Google Play and then adds the devices of users who downloaded the app to a botnet, allowing attackers to create fake ad traffic. Symantic claims that at least eight Sockbot apps have been identif

2017-10-19 20:42:38
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How to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with watchOS 4  

Apple introduced a few music management changes to Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4, which now allows users to load multiple playlists, albums and individual songs onto the wearable device. Check out how to sync and load tunes from iPhone to your Apple Watch in this video.

2017-10-19 20:31:50
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Amazon's original Echo gets a much-needed upgrade  

 It’s been nearly two full years since the first Echo was made available to Amazon Prime subscribers. In that time, the company added six new members to the Echo family (seven if you count the Tap, which Amazon kind of, sort of does) — and in the case of the Echo Dot, did one full product refresh. Google entered the space in a big way with Home, and both Apple and Microsoft have… Read More

2017-10-19 20:31:15
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Snapchat Hot Dog and Other Great, Dumb, Tech-Themed Halloween Costumes  

It's almost Halloween, and you know what that means! Kids will dress up as their characters to get candy while adults will dress up as their favorite jokes to get horny. With so […] The post Snapchat Hot Dog and Other Great, Dumb, Tech-Themed Halloween Costumes appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-10-19 20:30:15
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Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL: The best tips, tricks and more - CNET  

The Pixel 2 is Google's most impressive phone yet. If you've picked one up, you're going to want to read this.

2017-10-19 20:25:33
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Doctors To Breathalyse Smokers Before Allowing Them NHS Surgery  

Smokers in Hertfordshire, a county in southern England, are to be breathalysed to ensure they have kicked the habit before they are referred for non-urgent surgery. From a report, shared by several readers: Smokers will be breath-tested before they are considered for non-urgent surgery, two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have decided. Patients in Hertfordshire must stop smoking at least eight weeks before surgery or it may be delayed. Obese patients have also been told they must lose weigh

2017-10-19 20:20:00
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PayPal's quarter exceeded expectations across the board  

 PayPal, the digital payments company, shared its growing financials after the bell on Thursday. Shares ticked up about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading. Read More

2017-10-19 20:19:40
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Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good  

 Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a test of modern e-commerce businesses that are looking to hit the market — and the numbers look pretty great! Let’s start off really quick with profits: aside from the last two quarters, Stitch Fix posted a six-quarter streak of positive net income. We talk a lot about companies… Read More

2017-10-19 20:19:13
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Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints  

Now that early reviews of the Pixel 2 XL are out, there have been some complaints of muted colors and a blue tint with the Google flagship's display. Google has now responded to those complaints. Google says that it "designed the Pixel display to have a more natural and accurate rendition of colors." The company adds that it included a vivid colors setting to boost colors by 10 percent. However, it may add more color options in the future based on user feedback. Here's Google's full st...

2017-10-19 20:07:03
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iPhone X arrival could slash iPhone 8, Plus output in half - CNET  

If true, it could be the earliest production cut in iPhone history.

2017-10-19 20:04:56
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MongoDB finishes up 34% in database IPO  

 New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34 percent above its IPO price of $24. This is also above the proposed range of $20 to $22, which had been increased from $18 to $20. Read More

2017-10-19 20:03:54
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Manta5 pedal-electric hydrofoil takes to the lake – or sea   

You could say that the the aquatic equivalent of the car is the motorboat, and the aquatic equivalent of the motorcycle is the Jet Ski - but what about the equivalent of the e-bike? That's what New Zealand outdoors entrepreneur Guy Howard-Willis wondered back in 2010, when he conceived of the Manta5. In the years since, bicycle designer Roland Alonzo brought the concept to life, in the form of an electric-assist pedal-powered hydrofoil bike. Now, it's just about ready to enter the ...

2017-10-19 20:01:07
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Apple Mac Mini comeback? Tim Cook hints at one - CNET  

An Apple fan emailed the CEO to ask what's up with the Mac Mini and received a hopeful response.

2017-10-19 19:53:45
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The World's First Floating Wind Farm Just Started Producing Electricity  

Installing wind turbines on the high seas is the holy grail for generating renewable energy. It's there that powerful winds blow strong enough to potentially power the whole world without an iota of carbon pollution.Read more...

2017-10-19 19:50:00
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Pokémon Go Halloween Event Adds Gen 3 Monsters  

Last year, Pokemon Go‘s first big event was centered around Halloween. Given how successful (and profitable) that was, it’s no surprise Niantic would hold a similar event this Halloween. What’s special this time […] The post Pokemon Go Halloween Event Adds Gen 3 Monsters appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-10-19 19:45:42
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CIA bomb-sniffing dog flunks out of training in Twitter saga - CNET  

Follow the riveting story of Lulu, a good dog just not cut out for the CIA's bomb-sniffing K9 Corps training program.

2017-10-19 19:43:15
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