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For $35, The My Cinema Lightbox Should Be On Everyone's Desk  

Give your desk or apartment a little marquee with the My Cinema Lightbox, which currently has a prominent place in our office (a bunch of other desk pods followed suit and got their own). And right now, it's on sale for an even more affordable $35, which is like a cent for every slightly questionable word choice…Read more...

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2018-01-16 12:58:06



Google expands network with new data centers, subsea cables - CNET  

Google will build five new regional data centers in 2018 and three subsea cables in 2019 to further grow its worldwide network.

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2018-01-16 12:37:21



2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 sports new body, new engine - Roadshow  

Why stop at a new car when you have one with a brand new engine in it, too?

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2018-01-16 11:13:29



2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 lineup offers hybrid zip, sharp looks - Roadshow  

Mercedes-AMG's new I6 sounds extra promising in one of its best models.

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2018-01-16 10:20:26



Acura's Type S badge returns, brings turbo V6 to Detroit - Roadshow  

Get your Gucci loafers ready. It's almost time to start enjoying Acuras again, as it redoubles its effort to make fun performance cars.

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2018-01-16 10:09:13



Is Pop Music Becoming Louder, Simpler and More Repetitive?  

dryriver writes: The BBC has posted a very interesting article that investigates whether people claiming all over the internet that "pop music just isn't what it used to be" are simply growing old, or if there actually is objective science capable of backing up this claim of a "steady decline in music quality." The findings from five different studies are quoted; the findings from the fourth study is especially striking: 1. Pop music has become slower -- in tempo -- in recent years and also

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2018-01-16 10:00:00



Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept gets real weird with it - Roadshow  

If this is where Lexus' new flagship is headed, sign me up for that trip.

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2018-01-16 09:30:18



Deadspin The Rockets Hilariously Tried To Storm The Clippers' Locker Room | Jezebel California Paren  

Deadspin The Rockets Hilariously Tried To Storm The Clippers' Locker Room | Jezebel California Parents Arrested After Authorities Find 13 Chained Inside Their Home | The Grapevine Parents of H&M Model Speak Out on Monkey Hoodie Controversy: 'Everybody Should Respect Different Opinions Based on Racism' | Earther This…Read more...

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2018-01-16 09:23:41



Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Charged With Murder of Journalist Kim Wall  

Peter Madsen, an eccentric inventor who gained notoriety for his DIY submarine and mini-rocket projects, has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a young journalist that was writing a story about him. After months of shifting stories, prosecutors believe that Madsen intentionally killed Wall and that the act was…Read more...

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2018-01-16 09:18:26



2019 Acura RDX debuting in Detroit with sharp new looks, tech - Roadshow  

Acura debuts new styling language and cabin tech on its critical new crossover SUV.

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2018-01-16 08:54:36



OnePlus Shuts Down Credit Card Payments After Reports of Suspicious Transactions  

Recently, OnePlus was on a roll. The OnePlus 5T is easily the best phone the company has ever made, and just before CES 2018, OnePlus released a rather attractive white color variant for its latest mid-range phone. However, things got derailed last week when OnePlus customers started reporting they were seeing unknown…Read more...

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2018-01-16 08:39:30



Uber says UK drivers will take mandatory breaks - Roadshow  

Drowsy drivers can kill, so Uber has decided to enforce rest breaks.

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2018-01-16 08:25:16



Most Americans say social media is making the news worse - CNET  

A survey reveals that the majority of Americans polled aren't happy with the impact of social media on the news.

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2018-01-16 08:04:32



Senate Hits 50 Votes in Bid to Save Net Neutrality and/or Make Republicans Look Dumb  

Senate Democrats are getting serious about overruling the FCC's recent decision to kill net neutrality protections. Republican Senator Susan Collins has joined 49 Democrats in the endorsement of a legislative measure that would reverse the FCC's ruling. Only one more vote is necessary for the measure to pass the…Read more...

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2018-01-16 07:42:46



Tuesday's Best Deals: Programmable Crock-Pot, Charging Cables, Tactical Spork, and More  

A programmable Crock-Pot, Anker charging cables, a tactical spork, and more are all part of today's best deals.Read more...

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2018-01-16 07:41:43



Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi  

Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly killing peoples' Wi-Fi. The problem, first reported by Android Police, originally seemed localized to users of the Google Home Max speaker and the cheap, but usually excellent, TP-Link Archer C7 router. However since Android Police first reported the problem, it seems…Read more...

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2018-01-16 07:16:37



The James Webb Space Telescope Has Emerged From the Freezer  

The James Webb Space Telescope has emerged from a large vacuum chamber that was home to temperatures of just 20 degrees Celsius above absolute zero. Scientists have reviewed the data and given the instrument a clean bill of health. "We now have verified that NASA and its partners have an outstanding telescope and set of science instruments," said Bill Ochs, the Webb telescope project manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "We are marching toward launch." Ars Techni

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2018-01-16 07:00:00



BlackBerry's Jarvis fights car hackers, Nissan's XMotion is a 'fishy' concept video - CNET  

As the Detroit Auto Show cruises along, BlackBerry introduces a new cybersecurity software tool for automakers, Ford announces an $11 billion investment in electric vehicles and Nissan's far-out XMotion concept has a koi fish as its virtual assistant.

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2018-01-16 06:47:30



4 Ways Google's Android Beats Samsung's Android and 3 Ways It Doesn't  

Google and Samsung are locked in a battle at the premium end of the Android smartphone market, and one of the reasons why you might pick a Google Pixel 2 over a Samsung Galaxy Note 8—or vice versa—is the on-board software. We put the two flagship devices side by side to see how Pixel Android compares to Samsung…Read more...

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2018-01-16 06:42:13



The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is Guy Fieri in a Tom Ford suit - Roadshow  

Hyundai's hottest hatch gets a major makeover for 2019.

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2018-01-16 06:40:01



New Shazam Rumors Tease Changes to the Big Villain  

The Cyborg solo movie will revisit the hero's origins. Get an even better look at Iron Man's Avengers: Infinity War armor. Another familiar face could return for the John Wick TV series. Plus, behind the scenes on A Wrinkle in Time, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Ron Howard's take on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Spoilers get!Read more...

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2018-01-16 05:53:22



Tesla, Apple aren't self-driving leaders, study argues - Roadshow  

The 2018 Navigant Autonomous Driving Leaderboard shows a major gap between public perception and capability when it comes to autonomous-drive research.

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2018-01-16 05:50:02



Chicken-sized dinosaur likely used brightly colored feathers to woo mates   

Displaying eye-catching colors or outlandish behavior to catch the attention of a mate is common in nature, from the peacock, to the hummingbird, to the impossibly white teeth of 60-something real estate mogul. Scientists are claiming to have traced this phenomenon all the way back to an ancient bird-like dinosaur, which they say used a colorful ring of neck feathers to woo potential suitors 160 million years ago... Continue Reading Chicken-sized dinosaur likely used brightly colore

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2018-01-16 05:24:39



Seawater-swallowing surfers harbor higher levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria   

A UK study has found that regular surfers were three times more likely to have an antibiotic resistant strain of E. coli bacteria in their gut than non-surfers. This not only suggests surfers are more likely to be at risk from these microorganisms, but there is an unexpected prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in coastal bathing waters around the UK... Continue Reading Seawater-swallowing surfers harbor higher levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria Category: Science

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2018-01-16 05:02:05



New TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch is covered in diamonds, costs nearly $200,000  

In addition to the new Connected Modular 41, TAG Heuer has introduced new, slightly pricer version of its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamonds is an Android Wear smartwatch that's made of gold and covered in diamonds. Specifically, the 45mm case is polished with white gold and there are 589 diamonds on the entire watch: 78 on the bezel, 16 on the lugs, and 495 on the bracelet. That's a total of 23.35 carats. In addition to all of those diamo

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2018-01-16 04:51:19



2019 Toyota Avalon bails on bland, doubles-down on daring design - Roadshow  

Toyota's flagship sedan makes waves in the Motor City with high-level tech and a bold new design both inside and out.

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2018-01-16 04:39:22



There's Something Super Eerie About Watching Thunderstorms Unfold in Black and White  

Looking for a good reason to justify spending thousands of dollars on a gigantic 8K TV? Look no further than storm chaser Mike Olbinski's latest timelapse, Breathe. It's not only the first to be edited in full, eye-slapping 8K resolution, it's also been edited in black and white, making the brewing storms Olbinski…Read more...

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2018-01-16 04:17:37



Startup events platform Tech.co acquired by digital marketing firm MVF  

 Tech.co, an online platform and events organizer for startups, announced today that it has been acquired by digital marketing firm MVF. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. Read More

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2018-01-16 04:12:48



How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too  

My grandfather was caramel-skinned with black eyes and thick, dark hair, and until he discovered that he was adopted, he had no reason to suspect that he was not the son of two poor Mexicans as he'd always been told. When he found his adoption papers, according to family lore, he pestered the nuns at the Dallas…Read more...

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2018-01-16 04:05:23



The Nissan Xmotion concept is a funky, blocky concept SUV - Roadshow  

It previews the next generation of Nissan crossovers, which is a very good thing.

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2018-01-16 04:04:23



Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish  

The Japanese city of Gamagori in the Aichi Prefecture went into full alert mode earlier today after a batch of potentially deadly fugu fish was sold to customers at a local supermarket.Read more...

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2018-01-16 03:54:50



Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator  

Long before Nintendo started packaging classic games on miniature versions of its old consoles, the easiest way to play those games was with an emulator. Despite their questionable legality, emulators for virtually every console ever made have been released on PC, Android and even other video game consoles over the years. As you might expect, it often takes years after a console launches for an emulator to be developed, but this weekend, the team behind the Citra emulator for the 3DS announced

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2018-01-16 03:32:21



Why You Shouldn't Stifle Your Sneeze  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: In a season where colds are rife, holding your nose and closing your mouth might seem like a considerate alternative to an explosive "Achoo!" But doctors have warned of the dangers of such a move after a man was found to have ruptured the back of his throat when attempting to stifle a sneeze. Medics say the incident, which they detail in the British Medical Journal Case Reports, came to light when a 34-year old man arrived in A&E with a

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2018-01-16 03:30:00



2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt projects effortless retro cool - Roadshow  

Ford's limited edition Bullitt Mustang adds tons of style, a little extra power and a lot of cool to a Mustang GT.

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2018-01-16 03:20:05



Japanese Broadcaster Mistakenly Warns App Users of North Korean Missile Attack  

On Tuesday, people in Japan with national broadcaster NHK's app installed on their phones were sent an alert urging them to take cover after a likely missile launch by North Korea. "NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground," the…Read more...

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2018-01-16 03:19:51



Google Doodle honors spirited, trailblazing actress Katy Jurado - CNET  

Katy Jurado is recalled on what would have been her 94th birthday for her role in creating more opportunities for Latina actresses in Hollywood.

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2018-01-16 03:01:19



Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones  

 Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to explain the performance hit and any remedies it is offering to consumers. Read More

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2018-01-16 02:57:47



2019 Jeep Cherokee gets a traditional new face for Detroit - Roadshow  

Jeep does away with the squinty headlights and adds a new powertrain option to its popular compact SUV.

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2018-01-16 02:53:26



SpaceX and Boeing Slated For Manned Space Missions By Year's End  

schwit1 shares a report from Fortune, covering NASA's announcement last week that it expects SpaceX to conduct a crewed test flight by the end of the year: SpaceX's crewed test flight is slated for December, after an uncrewed flight in August. Boeing will also be demonstrating its CST-100 Starliner capsule, with a crewed flight in November following an uncrewed flight in August. NASA's goal is to launch crews to the ISS from U.S. soil, a task that has fallen to Russia's space program since the r

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2018-01-16 02:45:00



iPhone 7 Plus was almost China's top selling phone in 2017 - CNET  

Apple, the only foreign phone maker to hit China's top 10 list, was beaten to the top spot by Oppo's R9S.

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2018-01-16 02:38:02



The 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec exists because subtlety is for nerds - Roadshow  

The 2019 Veloster R-Spec gets a bunch of racy-looking visual changes over the Turbo because sometimes you just have to peacock.

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2018-01-16 02:34:23



Jeep gives us a better looking Cherokee in Detroit video - Roadshow  

The popular SUV also gets a new powertrain option.

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2018-01-16 02:23:30



Where the 2019 Mercedes G-Class is going, it doesn't need roads - Roadshow  

It's bigger, more capable and more luxurious than before. That'll do.

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2018-01-16 02:22:27



This diamond studded smartwatch costs nearly $200K - CNET  

TAG Heuer's latest creation is the world's most expensive smartwatch to date, but its tech is standard wearable fare.

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2018-01-16 02:13:35



Get a Nonda Aiko rechargeable tracker for $16.99 - CNET  

That's less than the cost of a Tile, and you don't have to replace it every year. Plus: a free $20 game and free two-year ShopRunner subscription!

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2018-01-16 02:11:26



In 2018, voice assistants will make the leap out of your home - CNET  

Alexa and Google Assistant want to be on the go with you, plugging into smart glasses, smart earbuds and even smart toilets.

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2018-01-16 02:09:22



Google's Museum App Finds Your Fine Art Doppelganger  

The latest update to the Google Arts & Culture app now lets you take a selfie, and using image recognition, finds someone in its vast art collection that most resembles you. It will then present you and your fine art twin side-by-side, along with a percentage match, and let you share the results on social media. Engadget reports: The app, which appears to be unfortunately geo-restricted to the United States, is like an automated version of an article that circulated recently showing folks st

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2018-01-16 02:05:00



When and how humans triggered a new geological epoch   

There's no doubt that humans have had a powerful impact on the planet, but some scientists believe that the effects are so clear and widespread that our current time period should be declared the dawn of a new geological epoch - the Anthropocene. On the path to being formally recognized, a new study has proposed a start date for the new epoch, and outlined where geological evidence could be found to support it... Continue Reading When and how humans triggered a new geological epoc...

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2018-01-16 01:34:30



AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi lands in Detroit   

Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX) has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services at this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The company unveiled a sub-scale model of its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, Mobi-One, an autonomous, tilt-wing electric aircraft designed to carry both passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 250 mph (400 km/h). .. Continue Reading AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi

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2018-01-16 01:34:28



Lyft grows gangbusters in 2017, bringing competition to Uber - CNET  

The US-based ride-hailing company gave 375.5 million rides in 2017, more than double the amount it gave a year earlier.

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2018-01-16 01:25:58



Twitter hits back again at claims that its employees monitor direct messages  

 Twitter is pushing back against claims made by conservative activist group Project Veritas that its employees monitor private user data, including direct messages. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a Twitter representative said “we do not proactively review DMs. Period. A limited number of employees have access to such information, for legitimate work purposes, and we enforce strict… Read More

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2018-01-16 01:25:48



10 Years of the MacBook Air  

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air. "Apple's Macworld 2008 was a special one, taking place just days after the annual Consumer Electronics Show had ended and Bill Gates bid farewell to Microsoft," The Verge recalls. "Jobs introduced the MacBook Air by removing it from a tiny paper office envelope, and the crowd was audibly shocked at just how small and thin it was..." From the report: At the time, rivals had thin and light laptops on the market, but they were all around a

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2018-01-16 01:25:00



Stop Bringing Your Phone to the Bathroom  

There are lots of reasons to keep your phone out of the bathroom, but protecting your phone from germs or potential falls into the toilet are secondary—though, yes, stop putting your phone in your back pocket, that's dangerous. But the real reason to leave your phone out of the bathroom is mindfulness. Read more...

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2018-01-16 01:14:04



The 2019 Hyundai Veloster proves that sensible doesn't mean boring - Roadshow  

The base Veloster might not set the world on fire, but its a vast improvement over the outgoing car.

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2018-01-16 01:11:44



AI beats humans in Stanford reading comprehension test - CNET  

Alibaba and Microsoft put their AI to the test this month, literally. And their scores bested ours, but barely.

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2018-01-16 01:11:25



Is the new Lamborghini Urus worthy of the badge? video - Roadshow  

The Urus is finally unveiled in the US -- and Lamborghini brought along some of its ancestors for company at the Detroit Auto Show.

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2018-01-16 01:09:40



Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings  

 Airbnb has today announced a new feature that will help users manage their payments on the platform. The feature, aptly albeit unimaginatively named Pay Less Up Front, lets users pay for a part of their trip upon booking and the rest near the time of check-in. Before now, Airbnb users had to pay 100 percent of their booking up front. For weekend trips, that wasn’t such a big deal. But… Read More

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2018-01-16 01:04:03



AngelList launches Syndicates in India  

 AngelList has expanded its syndicates program to India in the latest overseas move for the US crowdfunding platform. The launch comes some 18 months after we reported that AngelList had hired Utsav Somani to launch the service and develop its business generally in India, where it also offers its hiring product. Syndicates was launched in the US in 2013 with the purpose of giving… Read More

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2018-01-16 01:02:03



Renewable Energy Set To Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels By 2020, Says Report  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Independent: Continuous technological improvements have led to a rapid fall in the cost of renewable energy in recent years, meaning some forms can already comfortably compete with fossil fuels. The report suggests this trend will continue, and that by 2020 "all the renewable power generation technologies that are now in commercial use are expected to fall within the fossil fuel-fired cost range." Of those technologies, most will either be at the lowe

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2018-01-16 00:45:00



'Very High Level of Confidence' Russia Used Kaspersky Software For Devastating NSA Leaks  

bricko shares a report from Yahoo Finance: Three months after U.S. officials asserted that Russian intelligence used popular antivirus company Kaspersky to steal U.S. classified information, there are indications that the alleged espionage is related to a public campaign of highly damaging NSA leaks by a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers. In August 2016, the Shadow Brokers began leaking classified NSA exploit code that amounted to hacking manuals. In October 2017, U.S. officials told ma

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2018-01-16 00:03:00



OnePlus Customers Report Credit Card Fraud After Buying From the Company's Website  

If you purchased a OnePlus smartphone recently from the official OnePlus website, you might want to check your transactions to make sure there aren't any you don't recognize. "A poll was posted on the OnePlus forum on Thursday asking users if they had noticed fraudulent charges on their credit cards since purchasing items on the OnePlus site," reports Android Police. "More than 70 respondents confirmed that they had been affected, with the majority saying they had bought from the site within the

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2018-01-15 23:20:00



City-Owned Internet Services Offer Cheaper and More Transparent Pricing, Says Harvard Study  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Municipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private Internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from Harvard University researchers found. Researchers collected advertised prices for entry-level broadband plans -- those meeting the federal standard of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload speeds -- offered by 40 communi

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2018-01-15 22:43:00



Skin sticker lets you know when you've had enough sun   

It was just last week that we heard about UV Sense, L'Oreal's new ultraviolet light sensor that fits on the user's thumbnail. To get a reading from the tiny device, you have to pass your smartphone over it. What if you want things to be even simpler, though? Well, you might want to try the no-phone-required LogicInk UV... Continue Reading Skin sticker lets you know when you've had enough sun Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Skin Sunlight ...

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2018-01-15 22:20:39



FDA Approves First Drug Aimed at Women With Inherited Breast Cancer  

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. From a report: The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. The drug has been on the market since 2014 for ovarian cancer, and is the first in a new class of medicines called PARP inhibitors to be approved for breast cancer. PARP inhibitors prevent cancer cells

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2018-01-15 22:05:00



India's Razorpay nabs $20M led by Tiger Global for its Stripe-like payment gateway  

 E-commerce remains among the biggest tech opportunities in India, one of the world’s most populated countries whose economy continues to rapidly evolve and now has over 500 million people connecting to the Internet. And today, a startup that is playing in this space — aiming to make it easier to take and make payments online — has announced a significant round of… Read More

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2018-01-15 21:55:40



Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest  

50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.

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2018-01-15 21:33:50



Shipping container-based tiny house can be towed or stowed   

Tiny house builder Escape is trying something different with its latest model, the Vista C. As its name suggests, the dwelling is part of the firm's Vista line, but is based around a shipping container. It comes with lots of optional extras, including an off-grid setup and a trailer for easy towing. .. Continue Reading Shipping container-based tiny house can be towed or stowed Category: Tiny Houses Tags: Building and Construction Home

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2018-01-15 21:32:52



Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production  

The days may be numbered for the world's largest passenger aircraft. An anonymous reader shares a report: Airbus, the European aerospace group that makes the A380 superjumbo, said on Monday that it would have to end production of the plane if its only major customer, Emirates, did not order more (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source). The admission by John Leahy, the company's chief operating officer, was the latest indication that Airbus miscalculated more than two decad

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2018-01-15 21:25:00



Rappler, a new media organization critical of the Philippines government, faces closure  

 Rappler, a high-profile new media news organization in the Philippines, is facing closure after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked its registration for an alleged breach of the country’s constitution. Rappler was started in 2012 by Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and it is a global case study for media in the 21st century with a digital-first platform and focus… Read More

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2018-01-15 21:18:36



Google Chromecast and Home devices are causing problems with some Wi-Fi networks  

Google has confirmed an issue with its Google Home and Chromecast products that can cause your home Wi-Fi network to crash. According to a TP-Link engineer who investigated the problem, the crash is caused by Google's device sending hundreds of thousands of data packets in a short amount of time, a traffic spike that can crash routers commonly found in your home. The issue reportedly affects routers from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, and Synology, which covers most brands you're likely to f...

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2018-01-15 21:10:03



Samsung developed a new magnesium alloy for upcoming top Galaxy phones  

Samsung is ready to use "Metal 12" alloys to make durable and lightweight electronics, including smartphones, laptops, and wearables. And the company is already looking to register a new trademark for the special material. Before you get too excited about Samsung inventing some sort of new metal you should know that Metal 12 refers to magnesium, which happens to be the 12th element in the periodic table. But Metal 12 is a magnesium-aluminum alloy which is already being used in new Samsung l...

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2018-01-15 21:01:18



Nissan Xmotion concept blends sci-fi and serenity – and includes a fish friend  

 Nissan has a brand new concept vehicle it unveiled at CES this year, called the ‘Xmotion.’ The crossover SUV concept vehicle features sleek exterior lines with sharp angles to accentuate details like the headlights, and inside blends touchscreen displays, innovative control mechanisms and spare accents to provide a look that’s both futuristic, and strangely rural and… Read More

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2018-01-15 20:48:20



Elon Musk says enhanced voice command functionality is coming to the Model 3  

Tesla vehicles are certainly forward-thinking, but sometimes the company's tech oriented approach results in a less than optimal user experience. Case in point: a recent CNN review of the Model 3 bemoans the fact that users are essentially required to play around with the car's 15-inch touchscreen anytime they want to adjust even the most minor of controls or vehicular settings. "To do almost anything, from adjusting the mirrors to tweaking the car's speed while driving in Autopilot, I had to u

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2018-01-15 20:47:23



Holding in a sneeze could land you a week in hospital, doctors say  

There's a lot of old-school pseudo-medicine that says holding in a sneeze could be bad for your health: Sneezing helps get the devil out, so the theory goes, so your bodily function is actually a vital component of exorcism or something. But according to a new case report published in the British Journal of Medicine and seen by Gizmodo, there's a very real reason to let it out. One 34-year-old man who tried to hold in a sneeze by plugging his mouth and nose ended up with major damage to his th...

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2018-01-15 20:46:10



Mozilla Tests Firefox 'Tab Warming'  

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Mozilla is currently testing a new feature called "Tab Warming" that engineers hope will improve the tab switching process. According to a description of the feature, Tab Warming will watch the user's mouse cursor and start "painting" content inside a tab whenever the user hovers his mouse over one. Firefox will do this on the assumption the user wants to click and switch to view that tab and will want to keep a pre-rendered tab on hand if this oc

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2018-01-15 20:45:00



GAC is coming for the American youth, and it's bringing crossovers video - Roadshow  

China's fourth-largest automaker brings some heat to Detroit in an attempt to entice young American buyers.

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2018-01-15 20:16:20



Ford teases new Shelby Mustang GT500 with more than 700 horsepower - Roadshow  

New range-topping model will arrive in 2019.

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2018-01-15 20:11:54



Canadian Charged With Running LeakedSource.com, Selling Stolen Info  

A Canadian man accused of operating the LeakedSource.com website, a major repository of stolen online credentials, has been arrested and charged with trafficking in billions of stolen personal identity records, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Monday. From a report: The site, which was shut down in early 2017, had collected details from a string of major breaches and made them accessible and searchable for a fee. The man, 27-year-old Jordan Evan Bloom, is due to appear in a Toron

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2018-01-15 20:05:00



Hot new GoPro Hero6 Black just got a $100 discount for the first time ever  

Action cameras are a dime a dozen these days, which is great news for people with basic needs. After all, you can get a best-selling 4K action cam on Amazon these days for just $50. But there's still nothing on the market quite like a GoPro, and the latest professional-grade action camera from GoPro was just discounted on Amazon for the first time since it was released. The GoPro HERO6 Black has a full retail price of $499, and we've seen it on other sites in the $450 range. Right now on Amazon,

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2018-01-15 19:55:08



Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year  

 Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxury brand Lexus have yet to offer it in any models, despite most other car companies giving in on at least a few vehicles (which tends to later to broader rollout thereafter). The new 2019 Toyota Avalon will have CarPlay on board, however. The vehicle was… Read More

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2018-01-15 19:51:39



Apple's App Store revenues poised to beat global movie ticket sales in 2018  

Barring a sudden drop in demand, revenues from the App Store are likely to eclipse worldwide box office revenues sometime this year, according to one analyst.

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2018-01-15 19:40:40



Don't call it a hatchback: BMW's X2 comes out swinging in Detroit video - Roadshow  

BMW's newest compact crossover is also its smallest. We check out the BMW X2 at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

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2018-01-15 19:40:31



Google Brings Map Service Back To China  

Google has relaunched its map service in China after an eight-year absence, signaling a new era of cooperation between the American internet giant and local partners in fields such as artificial intelligence, reports Nikkei. From the report: Chinese netizens hailed the revival of Google Maps on Monday as the American company's great return to China, where its trademark search and other services have been unavailable since 2010. While Google began offering a translation app for Chinese smartphone

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2018-01-15 19:22:00



Meet The New SilverStone PSUs From CES 2018  

SiverStone showed three new PSUs during CES 2018, two high power density units with 1kW and 1.2kW capacities and a high-end passive PSU featuring 600W capacity, which is based on Seasonic's Prime platform.

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2018-01-15 19:07:59



A modest primer for Ethereum programming  

 The world is full of web programmers, but there’s a real paucity of cryptocurrency developers, and the chasm between the two fields is hard to cross. So I thought I’d take what I’d learned from architecting and building out our own Ethereum-based projects, and turn it into an open-sourced tutorial for web devs, in the hopes of encouraging a little more actual development… Read More

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2018-01-15 18:59:26



Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 receiving Android Oreo updates  

Less than two weeks after the Nokia 6 (2018) made its official debut, it's started receiving a major software update. Nokia has announced that the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 are now receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. The updates are now rolling out in China, where the new Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 are available, so owners should keep an eye out for the updates in the coming days. The update to Android Oreo brings with it several new features. Picture-in-picture will let you watch video from

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2018-01-15 18:53:06



Researchers Find That One Person Likely Drove Bitcoin From $150 to $1,000  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Researchers Neil Gandal, JT Hamrick, Tyler Moore, and Tali Oberman have written a fascinating paper on Bitcoin price manipulation. Entitled "Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem" and appearing in the recent issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics the paper describes to what degree the Bitcoin ecosystem is controlled by bad actors. To many it's been obvious that the Bitcoin markets are, at the very least, being manipulated by one or two big players.

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2018-01-15 18:49:00



The 100 Biggest, Most Important Pop Culture Moments of the Last 10 Years: #81-100  

If you're a nerd, the last 10 years have been astonishing. Over the last decade, nerds have conquered pop culture. Superheroes dominate theaters and TV networks. We get a new Star Wars movie every year. A show with zombies, dragons, and people having graphic sex is mainstream. It's been 10 years of victories, losses,…Read more...

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2018-01-15 18:40:43



Tag Heuer intros smaller Connected Modular 41 smartwatch with Android Wear  

Nearly one year after debuting its Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, TAG Heuer has introduced a new, smaller wearable. The TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 is now official. As its name implies, this watch features a diameter of 41mm, making it better for people with smaller wrists. The device also has a round AMOLED display with a resolution of 390x390 and an improved brightness of 350 nits. This smaller TAG Heuer Connected Modular 41 also features double the RAM and storage than the Connected 45,

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2018-01-15 18:38:52



The 2019 Toyota Avalon bails on boring and doubles-down on style video - Roadshow  

With good looks and plenty of new tech, the Avalon makes a case for itself outside outside the Medicare set.

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2018-01-15 18:28:39



Epic Harry Potter fan film explores Voldemort's dark origins - CNET  

Magical sparks fly in a fantastic fan-made Harry Potter prequel film that delves into the early life of Tom Riddle.

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2018-01-15 18:22:10



Dancing arms give faceless clock the edge   

We've seen a number of frankly bizarre time-keepers over the years, including a watch that uses famous landmarks to show time zones, a clock that makes you solve math problems and another that displays the time as shadows when someone touches its face. Architect and hobby tinkerer Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi joins that strange clock party with the Edgytokei, where dancing mechanical arms show hand positions on a clock face ... except there's no clock face... Continue Reading Dancing arms g

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2018-01-15 18:18:08



PSA: Google's art selfie feature is US only for now  

 Google’s Arts & Culture app has been around for about a year and half. But it’s taken an art selfie feature to generate a bit of viral interest in the app… Read More

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2018-01-15 18:12:31



Ford is Throwing $11 Billion at Its Electric Car Problem  

Ford said on Monday it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11 billion in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Company's chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by the same period. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in carbon emissions. From a report: It was a dramatic escalation in Ford's crosstown rivalry with General Motors, which has seen its stock p

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2018-01-15 18:05:00



Apple included in far-reaching class-action lawsuit against Intel and ARM over security problems  

I get that class action suits targeting Apple are pretty hot right now, given the whole iPhone slowdown debacle. But that probably doesn't mean that Apple should also be hit with class action suits over the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre security issues that affect most Intel, ARM, and AMD chips. However, a planned class action suit in Israel has Apple as a co-defendant, right next to Intel and ARM. According to Hamodia, a group of users filed a request with the Haifa District ...

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2018-01-15 17:36:48



Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre  

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

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2018-01-15 17:33:26



Adata Joins M.3 Party With New IM3P33E1 SSD  

Adata joins Samsung and Supermicro in the push for a new M.2 SSD standard that adds NVMe hot swap and width to over the M.2 specification.

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2018-01-15 17:29:04



New BMW X2 makes North American debut in Detroit - Roadshow  

Is it a really compact SUV or a too tall hatchback? Either way, the 2018 BMW X2 looks fantastically well suited for urban American cities.

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2018-01-15 17:17:51



Apple's MacBook Air turns 10  

 Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs triumphantly held up a manilla interoffice mail envelope to a round of applause at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. It was a silly gimmick, but it got the point across. A year after introducing the Macworld crowd to the iPhone, the company was about to add another cornerstone product to its repertoire. Ten years and seven generations later,… Read More

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2018-01-15 16:30:19



Ditch the chairlift with the GMC Sierra HD All Mountain Concept video - Roadshow  

Forget the lines and snag a ride to the slopes in a track-treaded GMC Sierra HD Denali.

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2018-01-15 16:12:42






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