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Amazon Report Predicts Pet Translation Devices By 2027  

An anonymous reader writes: Devices that can talk to our pet dogs and cats could be less than 10 years away, according to a report Amazon commissioned that was co-authored by futurist William Higham. "Innovative products that succeed are based around genuine and major consumer needs," Higham wrote, noting the tremendous amounts already spent on our pets, and concluding, "Somebody is going to put this together." Amazon already sells one dubious device that converts human voices into meows using s

2017-07-24 01:30:00
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Company Gets 45,000 Bad Facebook Reviews After Teenaged Hacker's Unjust Arrest  

An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: Over 45,000 users have left one-star reviews on a company's Facebook page after the business reported a security researcher to police and had him arrested in the middle of the night instead of fixing a reported bug. The arrest took place this week in Hungary after an 18-year-old found a flaw in the online ticket-selling system of Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, Budapest's public transportation authority. The young man discovered that

2017-07-23 23:26:00
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How NASA Glimpsed The Mysterious Object 'New Horizons' Will Reach In 2019  

necro81 writes: After its successful flyby of Pluto in July 2015, the New Horizons probe received a mission extension to fly past a Kuiper Belt object -- named 2014 MU69 -- in January 2019. However, we know few details about the object -- its size, shape, albedo, whether it has any companions -- which are crucial for planning the flyby. Based on observations from Hubble, the New Horizons team knew that the object would pass in front of a star -- an occultation -- on July 17th, which could provid

2017-07-23 22:22:00
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Apple Sued By State Farm Over Alleged iPhone Fire   

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: Insurer State Farm and one of its customers, Wisconsin resident Xai Thao, allege that one of Apple's older iPhones had a defective battery that led to a fire last year. A lawsuit filed on Thursday by both State Farm and Thao claims that her iPhone 4S "failed" and "started a fire at Thao's home." The lawsuit further claims that "preliminary investigations show evidence of a significant and localized heating event in the battery area of the iPhone." It also declar

2017-07-23 21:18:00
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Donald Trump Is Back to Pretending Russia Had Nothing to Do With That Whole Election Hacking Thing  

President Donald Trump remains at least relatively sure it is not him but everyone else who is the titanic idiot, per freshly hired goon and White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who said on Sunday Trump still does not believe Russia was behind the 2016 hacks into Democratic email systems.Read more...

2017-07-23 20:53:33
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SDCC Announcement: Doctor Who Brings Christmas Early  

Christmas always comes once a year, and for the Doctor, this usually means regeneration time.The Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con was a beautiful and slightly bittersweet affair, as we watch […] The post SDCC Announcement: Doctor Who Brings Christmas Early appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 20:16:43
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Debian 'Stretch' Updated With 9.1 Release  

An anonymous reader quotes Debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename "stretch"). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems... Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 9 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old "stretch" media... Those who frequently install updates from

2017-07-23 20:14:00
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Eero Home Wi-Fi System (2017) review - CNET  

Modest performance and high price keep the new Eero from being a top Wi-Fi pick.

2017-07-23 19:36:17
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UK To Require Drone Registration And Safety Exams  

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: Drones will have to be registered and their users required to pass safety tests under new rules to be announced by the U.K.'s Department for Transport... Registration will be mandated for owners of drones 250 grams (8.8 ounces) or larger after research found that drones as small as 400 grams (14 ounces) could damage the windscreens of helicopters. Other security measures like "geo-fencing" -- GPS-based technology programmed into drones to prevent them from

2017-07-23 19:10:00
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The Tick Debuts its Second Episode at SDCC  

The Tick is returning to TV this August, and fans eager for a peek gathered for a panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. The panel reportedly kicked off with a premiere screening of […] The post The Tick Debuts its Second Episode at SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 18:49:44
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Predatory Journals Hit By "Star Wars" Sting  

intellitech quotes an article from Discover's Neuroskeptic blog: A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper...an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I wrote it... I created a spoof manuscript about "midi-chlorians" -- the fictional entities which live inside cells and give Jedi their powers in Star Wars...and submitted it to nine journals under the names of Dr. Lucas McGeorge and Dr. Annette Kin... The American J

2017-07-23 18:06:00
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TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to a new continent: Announcing Australia!  

 TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early stage startups poised to compete on a global stage. How? We are bringing TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield to Australia this year in partnership with ELEVACAO. Many are familiar with the many adventurous innovations — zorbing, bungee jumping, and jet boating to name a few — that have come out of the… Read More

2017-07-23 17:33:23
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'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer, dissected shot by shot - CNET  

Halloween takes on an even creepier meaning in Hawkins, Indiana, with new characters and new versions of evil. Here we turn a suspicious eye on the trailer.

2017-07-23 17:31:11
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'Avengers: Infinity War' infinite hero combos have me pumped - CNET  

Thor hanging with Groot? Iron Man jesting with Star-Lord? The mix-and-match of the next Avengers film could offer a fresh take on the superhero teamup movie.

2017-07-23 17:21:19
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Disastrous 'Pokemon Go' Event Leads To Mass Refunds  

thegarbz writes: A Pokemon Go Fest hosted in Chicago and attended by between 15-20,000 people has ended in disaster. The event was plagued by logistical issues resulting in 3+ hour long delays getting into Chicago's Grant Park... Those people who were lucky enough to get into the paid event were greeted with a completely overloaded cell network unable to cope with the number of people trying to get online at the same time. The occasional person who was able to connect experienced a never ending

2017-07-23 17:02:00
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Take on the 'Justice League' trailer shot by shot - CNET  

The League unites for battle scenes, hair flips and a mysterious appearance by a certain somebody in the final frame. We slow down the new trailer and take a closer look.

2017-07-23 16:36:42
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Something Has Gone Wrong With Time in the Very First Footage From Doctor Who's Christmas Special  

Even though they had just finished filming the Christmas special "Twice Upon a Time," Doctor Who brought a small glimpse of it to Comic-Con—along with the news that Pearl Mackie would return as Bill, as well as frequent Moffat collaborator Mark Gatiss.Read more...

2017-07-23 16:34:25
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College Students Are Flocking To Computer Science Majors  

Slashdot reader dcblogs writes: Enrollments in Computer Science are on a hockey stick trajectory and show no signs of slowing down. Stanford University declared computer science enrollments, for instance, went from 87 in the 2007-08 academic year to 353 in the recently completed year. It's similar at other schools. Boston University, for instance, had 110 declared undergraduate computer science majors in 2009. This fall it will have more than 550. Professor Mehran Sahami, who is the associate c

2017-07-23 15:58:00
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This Maytag dryer handles monstrous loads video - CNET  

With a full 9.2-cubic-foot drum, the Maytag MEDB955FC dryer tackles monster-size loads.

2017-07-23 15:38:53
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Put Breakfast On Autopilot With the $15 Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker  

Cooking eggs isn't exactly rocket science, but I'd say the ability to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs, plus omelettes and poached eggs at the touch of a button is worth $15. The Dash Go is Amazon's top-selling egg cooker, and carries a truly stellar 4.5 star review average from nearly 4,000 customers, so get…Read more...

2017-07-23 15:37:57
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Quantum Particles In Motion Can Still Travel Backwards  

Quantum particles have a unique ability to travel in the opposite direction from their momentum. Or, as slew (Slashdot reader #2,918) puts it, "When pushed, quantum particles can fight back." slew writes: Who knew quantum particles were passive aggressive? It's subtle, but researchers "have shown that 'backflow' can always occur, even if a force is acting on the quantum particle while it travels. The backflow effect is the result of wave-particle duality and the probabilistic nature of quantu

2017-07-23 14:54:00
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SDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life  

This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con IDW Games, a division of IDW Entertainment, announced that they will be putting a series of tabletop board games based on beloved Nickelodeon franchises from the 90's! […] The post SDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 14:45:02
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Apple sued by State Farm over alleged iPhone fire - CNET  

Commentary: The insurer and one of its customers jointly sue Apple, claiming a battery defect led to a fire at her home.

2017-07-23 14:42:25
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The US Army Wants Distributed Bot Swarms And An 'Internet of Battlefield Things'  

turkeydance shares a new report about the U.S. Army Research Lab: In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations... A second program called the Internet of Battlefield Things seeks to put to military use "the research that's going on in the commercial space" on distributed sensors and Internet-connected devices... One thrust will be equipping drones and other autonomou

2017-07-23 13:50:00
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Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction  

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that major landscaping work is underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active.

2017-07-23 12:51:39
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Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women  

 I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I have seen, first- and secondhand, men react with statements which can be collectively paraphrased as “Now I’m nervous about hiring women / investing in women / being alone in a room with a woman, what do I do?”… Read More

2017-07-23 12:38:33
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GRRM Says The Winds of Winter May Arrive in 2018 or Early 2019, and It Might Not Be Alone  

Remember at the start of the year, when George R.R. Martin told the world he really thought Winds of Winter would be out in 2017, and for a brief moment, your heart was filled with hope that soon the continuation of A Song of Ice and Fire would finally be here? Oh, my sweet summer children. Read more...

2017-07-23 12:37:19
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Ann Coulter's Delta Snafu Brings Twitter Together In This Week's News Recap  

The commentator Ann Coulter's dust-up with Delta finally gave the internet a reason to rally behind an airline.

2017-07-23 12:36:20
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Einstein's Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator  

Humanity might have saved itself a lot of trouble in the long run by investing in the Einstein-Szilard approach to cooling water with fire.

2017-07-23 12:20:05
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Robert Downey Jr. shares 'Avengers: Infinity War' set photo - CNET  

Iron Man may fight Thanos onscreen, but when the cameras are off, the actors are just two motion-capture-clad bros.

2017-07-23 12:13:21
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New 'Ready Player One' trailer, dissected shot by shot - CNET  

Iron Giant! Freddy Krueger! Duke Nukem! Check out all the pop culture references shown in the "Ready Player One" trailer. Movie hits theaters on March 30, 2018.

2017-07-23 12:08:50
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick  

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" -- a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.

2017-07-23 11:56:17
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Behold, Avengers: Infinity War's Epic Comic-Con Poster  

Sure, we didn't get to see the Avengers: Infinity War footage that wowed Hall H in San Diego this weekend—but we do get a tiny glimpse at the movie in the form of this truly spectacular three-part poster Marvel had at the convention, giving us our first look at Earth's mightiest heroes, the sinister threat they'll…Read more...

2017-07-23 11:49:33
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SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project  

Slashdot reader nielo tipped us off to more SoundCloud news. Motherboard reports: Last week, a group of volunteer digital preservationists known as The Archive Team announced they would be attempting to independently archive a 123.6 million track, 900-terabyte swath of SoundCloud, the popular streaming music and audio service that recently announced mass layoffs and office closures, sparking fears of an imminent closure. But just as the volunteer archive of SoundCloud was due to be getting star

2017-07-23 11:46:00
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'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer has something sinister lurking video - CNET  

The Netflix show's San Diego Comic-Con trailer teases new horrors coming to Hawkins, Indiana.

2017-07-23 11:19:02
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Prepare For Your Next Getaway With Amazon's Massive One-Day Luggage Sale  

Amazon is having a massive one-day sale on luggage from the likes of TravelPro, Delsey, and Briggs & Riley, including the checked bag versions of your favorite carry-on. So, if you've been using that duffel bag since college and you have a flight to catch soon, you should get on this one. Like any Gold Box, these…Read more...

2017-07-23 10:31:12
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Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware  

Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn't mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you're a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years, ZDNet explains, and they're back with a new malware threat. The hackers apparently target cherry-picked guests, including political targets, but also CEOs and high-ranking corporate of...

2017-07-23 10:28:08
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Instagram tips from 7 pros with thousands of followers - CNET  

Get a huge, engaged following on Instagram with these pro tips.

2017-07-23 09:52:19
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The Coolest Cosplay of San Diego Comic-Con, Day Three  

Saturday was the biggest day of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, so it's appropriate that it had some of the biggest, best cosplay, too. Check out io9's latest video of our favorites: We've got a visitor from the Upside Down, little Thor taking arms against Loki, a T.Rex cosplaying as Batman, and so much more.. Enjoy!Read more...

2017-07-23 09:32:29
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The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over  

 Poland has worked diligently over the past decade to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Once home to businesses focused primarily on app design and outsourcing, social, societal, and economic pressures forced the country’s brightest to start building for themselves. And they did. I’ve covered Polish startups for almost a decade, first on TechCrunch and then on a new blog I… Read More

2017-07-23 08:54:55
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Drone racing is a wild and crazy ride for big money - CNET  

We document the scene at the Xfinity California Drone Speed Challenge as competitive drone racers compete head-to-head for a $10,000 prize.

2017-07-23 08:40:27
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Snooty, World's Oldest Known Manatee, Dies at 69 and I'm Not Crying, You're Crying  

We have all been robbed of one Snooty, the beautiful, beloved 69-year-old manatee believed to be not only the world's oldest manatee living in captivity, but the oldest in the world.Read more...

2017-07-23 08:39:07
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shown off in leaked photos  

The Galaxy S8 Active has leaked a couple of times in recent months, and now we're just waiting for Samsung and AT&T to make the device official. While we wait, though, another leak has surfaced to give us another look at the toughened Galaxy S8. A Reddit user posted several images and video of the Galaxy S8 Active. The video has been taken down to protect anyone from getting into trouble, but several images of the phone have been mirrored. The Galaxy S8 Active looks like what you'd expec...

2017-07-23 08:30:23
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Definitely don't try to fit a person in this Maytag washer video - CNET  

The $1,399 Maytag MVWB955FC is seriously ginormous, but it isn't great at removing stains.

2017-07-23 07:51:34
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Microsoft Launches A Counterattack Against Russia's 'Fancy Bear' Hackers  

Kevin Poulsen writes on the Daily Beast: It turns out Microsoft has something even more formidable than Moscow's malware: Lawyers. Last year attorneys for the software maker quietly sued the hacker group known as Fancy Bear in a federal court outside Washington DC, accusing it of computer intrusion, cybersquatting, and infringing on Microsoft's trademarks... Since August, Microsoft has used the lawsuit to wrest control of 70 different command-and-control points from Fancy Bear... Rather than ge

2017-07-23 07:42:00
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Comic-Con 2017: 'Black Lightning' trailer and what else is new in CW's DC superhero shows this season - CNET  

At SDCC 2017, fans found out that there's lots going on in all of the CW DC superhero shows this season, including the new addition to the family: "Black Lightning."

2017-07-23 07:05:24
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How to watch 'Game of Thrones' season 7, episode 2 for free tonight  

Returning to Westeros for the seventh season of Game of Thrones last week was bittersweet. Sure, we got to catch up with all of our favorite characters, but now we only have twelve episodes left to look forward to before the show is over. If you'd rather not dwell on that, scroll on to find out how to watch tonight's episode of Game of Thrones -- the second episode of the season -- without spending a dime. Before we get started, it's worth noting that the season premiere of Game of Thrones is c

2017-07-23 06:57:58
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The Real History Behind The Story Of Dunkirk  

Christopher Nolan's relentless World War II drama Dunkirk is in theaters this weekend, telling a fictional story of the very real British defeat against Nazi Germany in France and subsequent retreat from Europe at the start of the war. Here's the history behind what you see, and what you don't see in Dunkirk.Read more...

2017-07-23 06:47:06
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Decoding the Geometry of Viruses Could Lead to Better Vaccines  

Mathematical insights into how RNA helps viruses pull together their protein shells could guide future studies of viral behavior and function.

2017-07-23 06:41:19
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Sunday's Best Deals: Dash Go Egg Cooker, Luggage Sale, Firefly, and More  

The ever-popular Firefly, and More', 'B00DDXWFY0');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20" href="Go egg cooker, Firefly, and More', '');" data-amazontag="gizmodoamzn-20"

2017-07-23 06:30:03
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Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them  

RIP my mentions.

2017-07-23 06:22:29
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I went to Pokémon Go Fest to (try to) play the game with thousands of others. Here's what it was like  

 “Do people still play Pokemon go?” It’s a question that pops up pretty much any time the game gets mentioned. The answer: yep! It’s rarely the sidewalk-filling, flash mob-inducing hype monster that it was for a few weeks after launch — and that’s probably better for everyone. But lots and lots of people do still play. Enough people that the game can still… Read More

2017-07-23 06:13:13
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Third Doctor Returns in Collected Comic Adventures  

Titan Comics is picking up where the BBC left off in 1973, with its latest foray into classic Doctor Who. #ThrowbackThursday From writer Paul Cornell and artist Christopher Jones comes “The Third Doctor […] The post Third Doctor Returns in Collected Comic Adventures appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 05:49:31
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Watch a huge remote-control plane meet a crashing end - CNET  

Commentary: The Junker JU-52 has an 20-feet wingspan. But just before it lands, its engine appears to stall. And then, calamity.

2017-07-23 05:46:14
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How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't  

Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

2017-07-23 05:34:19
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Find out why everyone's going crazy over this motion-activated under bed lighting system  

There are a million different things you can do with all of the LED light strips out there these days, but most of them are a bit silly. LED lighting is so cheap that it’s popping up everywhere, but the trend will undoubtedly pass soon enough. When used properly and tastefully, however, LED lighting can be pretty awesome. A perfect example is the Vansky Motion Activated Bed Light. This smart device has been one of the most popular items we’ve covered in recent months. It illuminates

2017-07-23 04:58:02
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Who Ruled Comic-Con Cosplay in 2017? Wonder Woman, Obviously  

There were plenty of Reys, and lots of Elevens from "Stranger Things,' but Princess Diana took the throne in San Diego this year.

2017-07-23 04:49:37
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'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer has big stakes, bigger explosions video - CNET  

The CBS All Access show's San Diego Comic-Con trailer shows the grander scope of the space series.

2017-07-23 04:43:42
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SDCC Announcement: The Stakes Are Raised For Supergirl Season 3  

Saturday, July 22nd at San Diego Comic-Con featured the first of CW's DC Superhero shows panels; Supergirl. On hand at the panel were Melissa Benoist, Chris Wood, Jeremy Jordan, Mehcad Brooks and many […] The post SDCC Announcement: The Stakes Are Raised For Supergirl Season 3 appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 04:41:14
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Are Nondisparagement Agreements Silencing Employee Complaints?  

cdreimer writes, "According to a report in the New York Times, 'nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements' to hide abuses that would otherwise be made public." The Times reports: Employment lawyers say nondisparagement agreements have helped enable a culture of secrecy. In particular, the tech start-up world has been roiled by accounts of workplace sexual harassment, and nondisparagement clauses have played a significant role in keeping

2017-07-23 04:38:00
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'Star Trek: Discovery' actors geek out about phasers, just like us video - CNET  

We talk to the cast of "Star Trek: Discovery" at SDCC 2017 to find out their favorite parts of being officially part of Trek canon.

2017-07-23 04:35:14
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Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia's startup ecosystem  

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Read More

2017-07-23 04:34:54
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io9 Is Live With All the Reactions to Marvel's Comic-Con Reveals  

Marvel pulled out all the stops at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. We got news about Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and The Wasp. A gorgeous new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. New footage for Black Panther. Plus, as an added treat, a look at Avengers: Infinity War. Join io9's Eleanor Fye live outside the Marvel event to…Read more...

2017-07-23 04:26:48
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Westworld Premieres a Season 2 Trailer at SDCC  

Westworld was HBO’s biggest hit of 2016. Or at least it’s most talked-about. Over the course of 10 weeks, it built a world where lifelike robots were starting to show the first signs of […] The post Westworld Premieres a Season 2 Trailer at SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 04:25:44
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All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work  

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It's half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab. Much of it's coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors — but what are they and what do they all actually do? Read more...

2017-07-23 04:15:23
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NASA is uploading hundreds of rare films from its archives to YouTube, and here are the best ones  

We live in a world where delivering supplies to a space station orbiting our planet is handled by a tech startup, but expertise in flight hasn't always been so easy. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center has an incredible wealth of video footage showcasing the many trials, successes, and failures of the United States' various military and scientific programs, and the group has decided to make it all available to the world via YouTube. The videos, which range in age from a few months to over fi

2017-07-23 04:06:47
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One 'Game of Thrones' character is in serious trouble, says science - CNET  

A fan favorite could be in trouble if this algorithm is right.

2017-07-23 04:03:20
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Comic-Con 2017: New 'Thor: Ragnarok' trailer is the ultimate Marvel buddy movie - CNET  

Cast and crew delight fans at Comic-Con with new footage of Thor and Hulk in action, with Cate Blanchett as the evil Hela and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster. Plus highlights from Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

2017-07-23 03:53:40
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The Coolest Marvel Toys Revealed at This Year's San Diego Comic-Con  

Comic-Con means toys: Not just the ones you line up a zillion hours for to get at the convention, but all the toys you discover that are on their way to threaten your savings account over the next few months. We've seen badass generals, giant robots, and even shapely butts so far, but now it's Marvel's turn!Read more...

2017-07-23 03:53:08
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Comic-Con 2017: New 'Thor: Ragnarok' trailer breakdown, blow by blow - CNET  

Thor and Hulk join forces with Loki and Valkyrie to fight against the Goddess of Death herself, Hela. Check out our favorite scenes from the trailer.

2017-07-23 03:41:59
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Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is one of the thinnest laptops you can buy video - CNET  

The laptop impressively packs a 14-inch screen into a roughly 13-inch body.

2017-07-23 03:31:50
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Orlando Jones gets ordained, marries geeks at Comic-Con video - CNET  

Jones ("American Gods") puts aside promotion at Comic-Con 2017 for one of the coolest gigs at the show: marrying off lovebirds at a Syfy wedding chapel.

2017-07-23 03:16:21
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Somehow the New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Is Even Crazier Than the First  

The first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is one of those trailers you never, ever forget. So, the cast and crew had a lot to live up to at Comic-Con, but the new trailer take care of at all. It's a two-and-a-half-minute ball of action, awesomeness, humor, and insanity that may be the most purely fun Marvel movie trailer…Read more...

2017-07-23 03:10:40
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Marvel Studios Debuts New Cast Members, a Thor Trailer and Infinity War at SDCC  

This is it. The biggest event of San Diego Comic Con. Marvel Studios took the stage in Hall H to let eager fans in on some of the most anticipated movies of the […] The post Marvel Studios Debuts New Cast Members, a Thor Trailer and Infinity War at SDCC appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 03:06:01
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Comic-Con 2017: Marvel reveals exciting 'Black Panther' details - CNET  

Get all the highlights from the "Black Panther" Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Only attendees in the room saw the new footage, but we heard all about it.

2017-07-23 02:49:42
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UK Government Says Almost All Drones Will Now Need to Be Registered  

The government of the U.K. said on Saturday all drones larger than 250 grams—slightly more than half a pound, for all you ignorant Americans—will need to be registered with the Department of Transport following a report by aviation authorities drones as small as 400 grams could damage helicopter windshields. Drone…Read more...

2017-07-23 02:28:58
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George RR Martin finally gives 'Game of Thrones' book update - CNET  

It's still going to be a bleak 2017 for those hoping to read "The Winds of Winter," but could 2018 be a double-book year?

2017-07-23 02:20:27
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The Rock: My Siri movie will dominate your Monday - CNET  

Commentary: Dwayne Johnson says he's teamed with Apple to make "RockXSiri," and it'll be the "coolest, craziest, dopest" movie. Ever.

2017-07-23 01:45:45
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SDCC Announcement: Grant Morrison’s Happy! Gets a Teaser Trailer  

Syfy has not only released the teaser trailer for Happy!, but we have some casting news for the show as well. Happy! will follow the journey of Nick Sax, a disgraced ex-cop who, […] The post SDCC Announcement: Grant Morrison’s Happy! Gets a Teaser Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-23 01:40:10
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IEEE Spectrum Declares Python The #1 Programming Language  

An anonymous reader quotes IEEE Spectrum's annual report on the top programming languages: As with all attempts to rank the usage of different languages, we have to rely on various proxies for popularity. In our case, this means having data journalist Nick Diakopoulos mine and combine 12 metrics from 10 carefully chosen online sources to rank 48 languages. But where we really differ from other rankings is that our interactive allows you choose how those metrics are weighted when they are combin

2017-07-23 01:34:00
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Pokémon Go officially gains legendary Pokémon, now offering double XP and more  

Today the Pokemon Go Fest was held in Chicago to celebrate the first anniversary of Pokemon Go, and while the event itself had some technical issues, there's a lot of exciting stuff happening thanks to the gathering. Pokemon Go is now offering its first legendary Pokemon, Lugia and Articuno. Players everywhere can now try and capture these birds in Legendary Raid Battles. Pokemon Go developer Niantic says that Moltres and Zapdos will begin appearing in Legendary Raid Battles soon. Additio...

2017-07-23 01:14:39
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Comic-Con 'Ready Player One' trailer shows an escape to danger video - CNET  

Steven Spielberg's movie version of the hit book takes you along into a wild VR game that seems more real than a bleak future reality.

2017-07-23 01:08:11
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Comic-Con: 'Thor,' 'Black Panther' blew us away at the Marvel panel (and Wasp!) - CNET  

All the latest news on "Ant-Man," "Captain Marvel," Thor, Hulk, "Black Panther," "Avengers: Infinity War" and more came at us fast at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Marvel panel.

2017-07-23 01:01:59
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Ask Slashdot: Someone Else Is Using My Email Address  

periklisv writes: I daily receive emails from adult dating sites, loan services, government agencies, online retailers etc, all of them either asking me to verify my account, or, even worse, having signed me up to their service (especially dating sites), which makes me really uncomfortable, my being a married man with children... I was one of the early lucky people that registered a gmail address using my lastname@gmail.com. This has proven pretty convenient over the years, as it's simple and s

2017-07-22 23:34:00
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Mozilla's New Open Source Voice-Recognition Project Wants Your Voice  

An anonymous reader quotes Mashable: Mozilla is building a massive repository of voice recordings for the voice apps of the future -- and it wants you to add yours to the collection. The organization behind the Firefox browser is launching Common Voice, a project to crowdsource audio samples from the public. The goal is to collect about 10,000 hours of audio in various accents and make it publicly available for everyone... Mozilla hopes to hand over the public dataset to independent developers

2017-07-22 22:34:00
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Debian, Gnome Patched 'Bad Taste' VBScript-Injection Vulnerabilities  

Slashdot reader KiloByte warned us about new exploit for .MSI files named "bad taste". Neowin reports: A now-patched vulnerability in the "GNOME Files" file manager was recently discovered which allowed hackers to create dodgy MSI files which would run malicious VBScript code on Linux... Once Nils Dagsson Moskopp discovered the bug, he reported it to the Debian Project which fixed it very rapidly. The GNOME Project also patched the gnome-exe-thumbnailer file which is responsible for parsing MSI

2017-07-22 21:34:00
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Comic-Con 2017: You Can Thank Joss Whedon For That Great New 'Justice League' Trailer  

The director didn't come to Comic-Con, but his presence was felt during the panel for his next project.

2017-07-22 20:58:08
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Kickstarter Campaign Launched To Save NASA's Mission Control  

Long-time Slashdot reader yzf750 shares sad news about the facility where NASA conducted the Apollo moon landing in 1969: Mission Control at Johnson Space Center is a wreck and this Kickstarter project is trying to save it. The nearby city of Webster, Texas has promised to match Kickstarter funding up to $400,000. The goal is to raise $250,000 to add to the $3.5 million already budgeted by the city of Webster to restore Mission Control. Contributors on Kickstarter can receive rewards incl

2017-07-22 20:34:00
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Gotham Season Four Trailer Introduces Some Terrifying Villains  

Today at San Diego Comic-Con the Gotham season four trailer was rolled out. This massive five and a half minute is packed with new footage starting around the four and a half minute […] The post Gotham Season Four Trailer Introduces Some Terrifying Villains appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-22 20:31:48
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SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Trailer  

SDCC just keeps bringing out the hits! Warner Bros recently released the upcoming trailer for the film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts. The film is an adaptation of […] The post SDCC Announcement: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-22 20:21:54
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Steve Jobs' Life Is Now An Opera  

An anonymous reader quotes CNN's report on a new project from Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell: "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S. The high-tech production, which runs until August 26, jumps in and out of key moments in the Apple founder's life, from early product-development days alongside Steve Wozniak and the launch of the original iPhone, to his wedding day with Laurene Pow

2017-07-22 19:34:00
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The smartphone industry could use another gaming phone  

Earlier this year, news of start-up Nextbit being purchased by gaming company Razer raised eyebrows. Not only had Nextbit's first and only smartphone been on the market for less than a year, but Razer hadn't outwardly expressed any interest in the smartphone industry until news broke of the unusual purchase. 6 months later, it would appear that Razer has specific plans in mind for a smartphone, in this case one designed for "hardcore gamers". "Hardcore gaming" and "mobile" aren...

2017-07-22 19:10:15
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DC SDCC Announcement: A New Poster, Green Lantern and More [UPDATE: New Justice League Trailer]  

UPDATE: The cast of Justice League took the stage during Warner Bros. panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, and we now have an idea of what’s next for the DC Extended Universe. […] The post DC SDCC Announcement: A New Poster, Green Lantern and More [UPDATE: New Justice League Trailer] appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-22 18:36:31
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Let's Encrypt Criticized Over Speedy HTTPS Certifications  

100 million HTTPS certificates were issued in the last year by Let's Encrypt -- a free certificate authority founded by Mozilla, Cisco and the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- and they're now issuing more than 100,000 HTTPS certificates every day. Should they be performing more vetting? msm1267 shared this article from Kaspersky Lab's ThreatPost blog: [S]ome critics are sounding alarm bells and warning that Let's Encrypt might be guilty of going too far, too fast, and delivering too much of a

2017-07-22 18:34:00
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Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event  

 Heading into Niantic’s Pokemon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokemon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunder storm was coming. The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not. Read More

2017-07-22 18:23:20
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Once Upon a Time Starts a New Story with SDCC Trailer  

Last season of Once Upon a Time ended with a pretty intriguing cliffhanger. After wrapping up Emma’s story and giving everyone a happy ending, we jumped forward in time. Henry was now an adult living […] The post Once Upon a Time Starts a New Story with SDCC Trailer appeared first on Geek.com.

2017-07-22 17:42:12
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A New Sampling Algorithm Could Eliminate Sensor Saturation  

Baron_Yam shared an article from Science Daily: Researchers from MIT and the Technical University of Munich have developed a new technique that could lead to cameras that can handle light of any intensity, and audio that doesn't skip or pop. Virtually any modern information-capture device -- such as a camera, audio recorder, or telephone -- has an analog-to-digital converter in it, a circuit that converts the fluctuating voltages of analog signals into strings of ones and zeroes. Almost all c

2017-07-22 17:34:00
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Comic-Con: 'Star Trek: Discovery' gets new trailer - CNET  

On Saturday, the cast and crew of the newest Star Trek show gave fans a glimpse at what's to come. TL;DR Don't worry, it'll all work out.

2017-07-22 17:26:38
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Comic-Con 2017: 'Justice League' footage unites DC's heroes - CNET  

The superpowered gang is back together in long-awaited footage from the upcoming film -- and who's that at the very end?

2017-07-22 17:01:38
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The US And Australia Are Testing Hypersonic Missiles  

schwit1 quotes Engadget: Both the U.S. and Australia have confirmed that they recently completed a series of mysterious hypersonic missile tests. All the countries will say is that the flights were successful, and that they represented "significant milestones" in testing everything from the design assembly to the control mechanisms. They won't even say which vehicles were used or how quickly they traveled, although past tests have usually relied on Terrier Orion rockets and have reached speeds

2017-07-22 16:34:00
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