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'How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer'  

Slashdot reader omfglearntoplay shared this article from IEEE's Spectrum. In "How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer," pilot (and software executive) Gregory Travis argues Boeing tried to avoid costly hardware changes to their 737s with a flawed software fix -- specifically, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (or MCAS): It is astounding that no one who wrote the MCAS software for the 737 Max seems even to have raised the possibility of using multiple in

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2019-04-21 01:34:00



'Some Cheers, A Few Sneers For Google's URL Solution For AMP'  

The Verge explains what all the commotion is about: AMP stands for "Accelerated Mobile Pages," and you've probably noticed that those pages load super quickly and usually look much simpler than regular webpages. You may have also noticed that the URL at the top of your browser started with instead of with the webpage you thought you were visiting. Google is trying to fix that by announcing support for something called "Signed Exchanges." What it should mean is

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2019-04-20 23:34:00



Smoke 'Seen For Miles' as SpaceX Crew Dragon Suffers Anomaly at Cape Canaveral  

An anonymous reader quotes Florida Today: A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffered an anomaly during a routine test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday afternoon, the 45th Space Wing confirmed today. "On April 20, 2019, an anomaly occurred at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during the Dragon 2 static test fire," Wing Spokesman Jim Williams told FLORIDA TODAY. "The anomaly was contained and there were no injuries." SpaceX's Crew Dragon, also referred to as Dragon 2, is designed t

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2019-04-20 22:41:00



From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here's what corporate food VCs are serving up  

We put together a list of venture funds operated by some of the larger food and beverage producers, covering literally everything from soup to nuts (plus lunch meat and soda, too!).

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2019-04-20 21:39:19



Erlang Creator Joe Armstrong Has Died  

Rogers Cadenhead (Slashdot reader #4,482) writes: Joe Armstrong, the computer scientist best known as one of the creators of the Erlang programming language, died Saturday. Erlang Solutions founder Francesco Cesarini shared the news on Twitter and said, "His work has laid the foundation which will be used by generations to come. RIP @joeerl, thank you for inspiring us all." Erlang was created by Armstrong, Robert Virding and Mike Williams at the Ericsson telecom company in 1986 and became

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2019-04-20 21:34:00



The CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Secretly Funded By China's State Intelligence  

"U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday." Long-time Slashdot reader hackingbear shares a story from Reuters: The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, the People's Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, the British newspaper reported, citing a source. Earlier this year, U.S. intelligence shared its claims with other members of

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2019-04-20 20:34:00



Coachella 2019 livestream for Saturday: Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Weezer - CNET  

A curated livestream is bringing you select performances from weekend two of the 2019 festival, without the crowds.

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2019-04-20 19:51:26



An Interstellar Meteor May Have Hit Earth  

Two Harvard researchers believe a small meteor that struck earth in 2014 was from another solar system, saying it's "like getting a message in a bottle from a distant location." CNN reports: Dr. Abraham Loeb, the chair of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and his co-author Amir Siraj, studied the velocity of objects entering the Earth's atmosphere, which can be used to predict whether the object was traveling in relation to our sun's orbit... Of the three fastest objects on r

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2019-04-20 19:34:00



Nest vs Ring vs Abode vs SimpliSafe: Which smart home security cameras have the best privacy? - CNET  

Are those wireless signals encrypted? Is anyone watching those video clips? We asked all of the top providers -- here's what they said.

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2019-04-20 19:20:54



Boeing faces accusations of negligence at Dreamliner plant - CNET  

A New York Times report alleges the company favored speed over safety while moving planes through production.

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2019-04-20 19:10:05



Canada Civil Liberties Group Argues Toronto Shouldn't Be 'Google's Lab Rat'  

"A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs's plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto, which will be approved or denied later this summer," reports Fast Company. The fight centers around a taxpayer-funded organization jointly created by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments: The Canadian Civil Liberties Association claims that Waterfront Toronto, let alone Sidewalk Labs, doesn't have the jurisd

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2019-04-20 18:34:00



Corporate Surveillance: When Employers Collect Data on Their Workers  

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance... Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses. The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from t

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2019-04-20 17:34:00



My mad race to watch every Marvel movie before Avengers: Endgame - CNET  

Update: 17 MCU movies down, four to go. It's been a wild ride, and I've managed to stay spoiler-free... so far.

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2019-04-20 17:21:16



America Reports Its First Cases of A Fungus Resistant To All Major Drugs  

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: About 90 percent of C. auris strains are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more of the three major classes of antifungal drugs. However, on Tuesday, the C.D.C. confirmed that it has learned in the last month of the first known cases in the United States of so-called "pan-resistant" C. auris -- a strain resistant to all major antifungals, said Dr. Tom Chiller, head of the agency's fungal division, in an interview

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2019-04-20 16:34:00



On 420, say high to these gadgets for weed lovers - CNET  

Take a toke with tech. From a vaporizer with an app to a smell-squashing backpack, we've got your pot gadgets and gear right here.

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2019-04-20 16:30:12



New Device Treats Childhood ADHD With Electric Pulses To Their Foreheads While They Sleep  

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK'd Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms.... The pocket-sized device is connected by wire to a small adhesive patch placed on the child's forehead above the ey

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2019-04-20 15:34:00



Watch the Aston Martin DBX SUV rip around the Nurburgring - Roadshow  

The more high-sided noisemakers, the better.

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2019-04-20 15:21:34



'Incognito Mode' Isn't Really Private. Try Browser Compartmentalization  

tedlistens writes: One of the most common techniques people think can help hide their activity is the use of an "incognito" mode in a browser," writes Michael Grothaus at Fast Company. But "despite what most people assume, incognito modes are primarily built to block traces of your online activity being left on your computer -- not the web. Just because you are using incognito mode, that doesn't mean your ISP and sites like Google, Facebook, and Amazon can't track your activity." However, there'

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2019-04-20 14:34:00



No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech  

Editor's Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, […]

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2019-04-20 14:14:10



Apple dismissed Qualcomm's tech in public, while praising it in private - CNET  

The iPhone maker called Qualcomm's engineering "the best" in a memo, according to a Washington Post report.

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2019-04-20 13:42:44



SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers 'anomaly' during engine testing - CNET  

Orange smoke was seen billowing from Landing Zone 1 during testing of the Crew Dragon capsule.

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2019-04-20 13:36:09



26 States Now Ban Or Restrict Community Broadband, Report Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A new report has found that 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks. Quite often the laws are directly written by the telecom sector, and in some instances ban towns and cities from building their own broadband networks -- even if the local ISP refuses to provide service. The full report by BroadbandNow, a consumer-focused company that tracks US broadband availability, ind

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2019-04-20 13:00:00



Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa's early startup successes  

Africa has made its global IPO debut. Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia—a $1 billion-valued company—began trading live on the NYSE last week. The stock offering made Jumia the first upstart operating in Africa to list on a major global exchange. This raises expectations for unicorns and IPOs to create the continent's first wave of startup moguls. […]

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2019-04-20 12:52:41



DBS 59 showcases Q by Aston Martin's expertise - Roadshow  

This limited-run supercar features a number of special touches.

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2019-04-20 12:42:46



Marijuana tech is evolving video - CNET  

The marijuana industry is modernizing. With on-demand delivery from Eaze and the ultimate dabbing machine, the Switch by Dr.Dabber. Even vaporizers like the G Pen Gio and DaVinci IQ are catering to consumers' needs.

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2019-04-20 12:33:47



2020 Jaguar XE: More aggressive looks and better tech - Roadshow  

The updated 2020 Jaguar XE gains sharper looks, nicer cabin finishes and a host technology improvements.

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2019-04-20 12:26:22



Cryptocurrency needs government's help, says presidential hopeful Andrew Yang - CNET  

Clearer rules for bitcoin and other virtual currencies will help the US innovate, argues Yang, a Democratic presidential candidate.

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2019-04-20 12:12:03



The Game Boy made me a Nintendo fan, the Switch brought me back - CNET  

The Switch perfectly captures the fun and essence of the original Game Boy and NES.

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2019-04-20 12:04:37



Focal's $3K Stellia headphones are the sound of luxury - CNET  

Focal doesn't just focus on the sound quality of its flagship Stellia headphones; comfort is just as important.

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2019-04-20 11:36:19



How to clean your yoga mat the right way - CNET  

Get the funky smells out of your yoga mat without damaging it in the process.

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2019-04-20 11:23:23



Galaxy Note 10: Rumors, price, release date, specs and everything else - CNET  

All the rumors swirling around Samsung's upcoming, ultra-luxe phone

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2019-04-20 11:09:05



Avengers: Endgame debuts next week: Tell us your fan theories - CNET  

CNET Asks: The 22-film Avengers saga comes to end next week, and we want to know what you hope the movie will reveal.

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2019-04-20 10:57:25



The Nintendo Switch makes me feel like a kid with a Game Boy again - CNET  

The Switch perfectly captures the fun and essence of the original Game Boy and NES.

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2019-04-20 10:44:21



Bacteria Use Viruses To Differentiate Themselves From Their Competitors, Study Finds  

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: Normally, bacteria and viruses are enemies, but new research suggests a viral infection can offer bacteria some benefits -- chiefly, the ability to distinguish friend from foe. Scientists discovered the phenomenon after observing a stark demarcation line between two strains of the bacteria Escherichia coli K-12, but no such divide between identical clones. The related rivals steered clear of one another, while the identical strains swam toward one another. To fi

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2019-04-20 10:00:00



Most badass Galaxy S10 wallpapers: Black hole, Darth Vader, Simpsons and more - CNET  

The best (or at least most entertaining) backdrops for your new Samsung phone.

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2019-04-20 09:47:41



9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET  

We learn how a fitness tracker won't necessarily make you healthy, what the Apple-Qualcomm settlement means for a future 5G device and what's up with the screen-fail on Samsung's new foldable phone.

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2019-04-20 08:57:56



Pot robots, vape pens and Elon Musk: Spend your 420 with CNET's mellowest reads - CNET  

CNET's been on top of the evolution of weed in society. In honor of 420, we've rolled up some of our pot-centric reads for your enjoyment.

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2019-04-20 08:25:15



Xbox One S All-Digital Edition vs. Xbox One X: Comparison and buying advice for Microsoft's game consoles - CNET  

How does Microsoft's most affordable game console stack up against its most expensive one? Here's the quick skinny.

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2019-04-20 07:40:48



Apple is opening up its world of iPhone recycling - CNET  

Keep this in mind as Earth Day approaches: All those iPhones don't recycle themselves.

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2019-04-20 07:37:28



Weed tech heats up with a new smart vaporizer from Apple, Microsoft alums - CNET  

The newest app-enabled vaporizer on the market is the Firefly 2 Plus, and it shows how Silicon Valley is looking to cash in on cannabis as legalization picks up steam.

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2019-04-20 07:28:42



Bees on Notre Dame rooftop survive this week's devastating fire - CNET  

These Parisian bees managed to come through the fire alive and buzzing.

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2019-04-20 07:11:19



Robot News Presenter Causes a Stir On Russian TV  

Russia state news channel Rossiya 24 has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins. The BBC reports that the robot, named Alex, "has already caused a stir, with some viewers complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda." From the report: The robot was developed by Promobot in the city of Perm. His silicon head is modeled on the face of the company's co-founder Alexei Yuzhakov. At the moment, the robot anchor can only move his facial features and

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2019-04-20 07:00:00



Original Content podcast: On 'Guava Island,' Donald Glover mixes music and politics  

It was hard to know what to expect from “Guava Island.” Last year, Donald Glover and Rihanna filmed the mysterious project with director Hiro Murai (who’s also directed multiple episodes of “Atlanta” and the music video for “This is America”, then they said almost nothing about it until debuting the film at Coachella and releasing […]

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2019-04-20 04:24:26



Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four  

Apologies for skipping day three. This kept me extremely busy yesterday. Though the Galaxy Fold remained a constant companion. Before you ask (or after you ask on Twitter without having read beyond the headline), no it's hasn't broken yet. It’s actually been fairly robust, all things considered. But here's the official line from Samsung on […]

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2019-04-20 04:11:29



How to recycle your old phone, laptop and other electronics without harming the environment - CNET  

Bonus points for not leaving a toxic mess.

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2019-04-20 04:07:41



Sony reveals next PlayStation details, Galaxy Fold screens are breaking video - CNET  

This week's major tech stories include a few details about Sony's next PlayStation, broken Galaxy Fold review units and Amazon and Google finally playing nice.

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2019-04-20 03:55:04



Show Us Yours: Readers' weekend rides - Roadshow  

Welcome to Roadshow's first Show Us Yours Weekend Ride Edition. Check out all the special cars that our readers submitted. Enjoy!

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2019-04-20 03:54:52



Hacker Dumps Thousands of Sensitive Mexican Embassy Documents Online  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico's embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data earlier this week. The data is no longer available for download after the cloud host pulled the data offline, but the hacker shared the document dump with TechCrunch to verify its contents. The hacker told TechCrunch in a message: "A vulnerable server in Guatemala rel

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2019-04-20 03:30:00



Startups Weekly: Zoom CEO says its stock price is 'too high'  

In this week's newsletter: More IPOs, Boston Dynamics dog-like robot makes its debut and Ro raises $85M.

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2019-04-20 03:20:04



Meet the smart vapes: App-enabled vaporizers seek to cash in on cannabis - CNET  

Wondering what the world of weed tech will look like if legalized marijuana continues to gather steam? SIlicon Valley is way ahead of you.

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2019-04-20 03:11:21



Netflix vs. Hulu: Which has the best price, original shows and bundles? - CNET  

With Netflix's recent price hike and Hulu's aggressive discounts, including that Spotify bundle, which one is right for you?

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2019-04-20 03:07:53



Tesla will reduce the size of its advisory board, according to SEC filing - Roadshow  

Four members of Tesla's board won't be seeking re-election when their terms expire over the next several years.

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2019-04-20 02:48:39



OnePlus 7: Rumors, price, release date, specs and everything else - CNET  

The upcoming flagship might have a pop-up camera and triple-rear cameras.

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2019-04-20 02:38:46



Marvel movie sale: Get Thor, Ant-Man, Infinity War and more for $10 each - CNET  

Cant wait for Avengers: Endgame? Stock up on these MCU movies in the meantime.

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2019-04-20 02:26:52



3 fixes for Netflix's “What to watch?” problem  

Wasting time every night debating with yourself or your partner about what to watch on Netflix is a drag. It burns people's time and good will, robs great creators of attention, and leaves Netflix vulnerable to competitors who can solve discovery. A ReelGood study estimated that the average user spends 18 minutes per day deciding. […]

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2019-04-20 02:18:13



West Virginia Will Allow 'Blockchain Voting' In the 2020 Election  

Military voters stationed overseas will be able to cast their votes for the 2020 presidential election via a mobile app that uses a private blockchain. MIT Technology Review reports: Donald Kersey, West Virginia's elections director, tells the cryto news website LongHash that he believes the app, created by a startup called Voatz, can enhance participation by overseas voters. Turnout among this group is very low, in part because the process of receiving a ballot and securely returning it on time

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2019-04-20 02:00:00



Pint-size Harbeth P3ESR Anniversary flabbergasts with high-end sound - CNET  

The Harbeth P3ESR 40th Anniversary speaker is a force to be reckoned with and will suit audiophiles who like to listen to music up close.

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2019-04-20 01:37:56



How to watch Cardinals baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  

From streaming Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, St. Louis Cardinals fans have many options for following their club this season.

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2019-04-20 01:27:58



On 420, Carl's Jr. stirs the pot with cannabis-infused burger - CNET  

The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight has some truly special sauce.

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2019-04-20 01:23:47



Should Vendors Start Adding Physical On/Off Switches To Devices That Can Spy On Us?  

Larry Sanger, American internet project developer and co-founder of Wikipedia, argues in a blog post that vendors must start adding physical on/off switches to webcams, smartphone cameras/mics, and other devices that spy on us. He writes: Have you ever noticed that your webcam doesn't have an "off" switch? I looked on Amazon, and I couldn't find any webcams for sale that had a simple on/off switch. When I thought I found one, but it turned out just to have a light that turns on when the camera i

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2019-04-20 01:20:00



Peloton Bike vs. Peloton Tread: Which should you buy? - CNET  

Spin bike, treadmill or both? We'll help you pick your poison.

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2019-04-20 01:14:58



Unexpected Protection Added To Microsoft Edge Subverts IE Security  

Dan Goodin writes via Ars Technica: A researcher has uncovered strange and unexpected behavior in Windows 10 that allows remote attackers to steal data stored on hard drives when a user opens a malicious file downloaded with the Edge browser. The threat partially surfaced last week when a different researcher, John Page, reported what he called a flaw in Internet Explorer. Page claimed that when using the file manager to open a maliciously crafted MHT file, the browser uploaded one or more files

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2019-04-20 00:40:00



NYC Subway Denies Using 'Real-Time Face Recognition Screens' in Times Square  

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it's putting facial recognition cameras in the subway, saying that a trick designed to scare fare-dodgers was misinterpreted. From a report: "There is no capability to recognize or identify individuals and absolutely no plan" to do so with NYC subway cameras, says MTA spokesperson Maxwell Young. Young was responding to a photo taken in the Times Square subway station by New York Times analyst Alice Fung, which shows a

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2019-04-20 00:01:00



Netflix Is Experimenting With a 'Random Episode' Feature For TV Shows  

Netflix has begun testing a shuffle button with some users of its Android app. "Spotted by one our tipsters, the Android app (specifically v7.6.0 build 19 34157) offered to randomly select something to watch," reports Android Police. "And in the playback controls, there's a shuffle icon with a 'Random Episode' label." From the report: It's unclear at this point whether this is just an experiment or if we'll see this roll out to a wider batch of people soon. For now, if you don't have this, you'r

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2019-04-19 23:20:00



AI is Helping Old Video Games Look Like New  

Classic video games are getting a makeover. But it's not big-name game developers making the improvements: it's independent modders. From a report: The technique being used is known as "AI upscaling." In essence, you feed an algorithm a low-resolution image, and, based on training data it's seen, it spits out a version that looks the same but has more pixels in it. Upscaling, as a general technique, has been around for a long time, but the use of AI has drastically improved the speed and quality

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2019-04-19 22:40:00



FTC May Hold Zuckerberg Personally Responsible For Facebook Privacy Failures  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable for Facebook's privacy failures, according to reports by The Washington Post and NBC News. Facebook has been trying to protect Zuckerberg from that possibility in negotiations with the FTC, the Post wrote. Federal regulators investigating Facebook are "exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek new,

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2019-04-19 22:00:00



French Government Releases In-house IM App To Replace WhatsApp and Telegram Use  

A year ago, the French government unveiled its plan to build its own encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials. That app, named Tchap, is now official for Android handsets and the iPhone. From a report: A web dashboard is also in the works. Only official French government employees can sign-up for an account; however, the French government also open-sourced Tchap's source code on GitHub so other organizations can roll

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2019-04-19 21:20:00



Ransomware Attack Knocks The Weather Channel Off the Air  

A computer attack knocked the Weather Channel off the air for more than an hour Thursday morning [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source], and federal authorities are investigating the incident, WSJ is reporting. From the report: After its broadcast was disrupted, the weather news service sent a tweet saying it had been the victim of "a malicious software attack," adding that federal law-enforcement officials were investigating the matter. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau

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2019-04-19 20:40:00



Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle charges with, the SEC  

Another Silicon Valley company is settling with the SEC: the online lending company Prosper, which the SEC had accused of “miscalculating and materially overstating annualized net returns to retail and other investors.” Prosper has agreed to pay $3 million as part of the settlement, in which it has neither admitted nor denied the agency’s allegations. […]

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2019-04-19 20:14:21



Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you  

Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to urban landmarks — they’re designed to let citizens know when they’re being monitored. The proposal is part of a push by the […]

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2019-04-19 20:01:14



Instagram Hides Like Counts In Leaked Design Prototype  

Instagram's Android code is hiding a design change that hides the number of likes your posts get. "During this test, only the person who shares a post will see the total number of likes it gets," the company says. TechCrunch reports on the seemingly small design change test and the massive potential impact it'll have on users' well-being: Hiding Like counts could reduce herd mentality, where people just Like what's already got tons of Likes. It could reduce the sense of competition on Instagram,

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2019-04-19 20:00:00



Galaxy Fold screens broke and the internet is freaking out - CNET  

Samsung's foldable phone is off to a rough start.

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2019-04-19 19:44:49



Nintendo Switch might soon be available in China - CNET  

The gaming giant is partnering with Chinese tech company Tencent, according to Reuters.

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2019-04-19 19:21:59



Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without a Warrant  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act (HB 57), state law enforcement can only access someone's transmitted or stored digital data (including writing, images, and audio) if a court issues a search warrant based on probable cause. Simply put, the act ensures that search engines, email providers, social media, c

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2019-04-19 19:20:00



Sewer-blocking London concreteberg weighs as much as a whale - CNET  

Forget fatbergs. England has to chip an epic amount of concrete out of some sewer tunnels.

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2019-04-19 19:16:28



Google Will Begin To Block Sign-ins From Embedded Browser Frameworks in June  

To fight phishing, Google last year announced it would require users to enable JavaScript during Google Account sign-in so that it could run attack-detecting risk assessments, and this week, the company said it'll begin to block all sign-ins from embedded browser frameworks like Chromium Embedded Framework starting in June. From a report: For the uninitiated, embedded browser frameworks enable developers to add basic web browsing functionality to their apps, and to use web languages like HTML, C

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2019-04-19 18:42:00



The 5 best Easter weekend deals - CNET  

Chocolate bunnies are all well and good, but saving money on TVs, toys, cookware and smart-screens always makes a holiday sweeter.

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2019-04-19 18:21:05



Notre Dame Official Says 'Computer Glitch' Could Be Fire Culprit  

A "computer glitch" may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged Notre Dame, Associated Press reported Friday, citing the cathedral's rector. From the report: Speaking during a meeting of local business owners, rector Patrick Chauvet did not elaborate on the exact nature of the glitch, adding that "we may find out what happened in two or three months." On Thursday, Paris police investigators said they think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire. French newspaper Le

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2019-04-19 18:01:00



Check out the gory details in Honda's IIHS crash-tested HR-V - Roadshow  

This is not your average auto show debut.

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2019-04-19 17:53:56



Microsoft Debuts Bosque, a New Programming Language With No Loops, Inspired by TypeScript  

Microsoft has introduced a new open source programming language called Bosque that aspires to be simple and easy to understand by embracing algebraic operations and shunning techniques that create complexity. From a report: Bosque was inspired by the syntax and types of TypeScript and the semantics of ML and Node/JavaScript. It's the brainchild of Microsoft computer scientist Mark Marron, who describes the language as an effort to move beyond the structured programming model that became popular

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2019-04-19 17:24:00



Millions of Rehab Records Exposed on Unsecured Database  

Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday. From a report: The 4.91 million documents included patients' names, as well as details of the treatments they received, according to Justin Paine, the researcher. Each patient had multiple records in the database, and Paine estimates that the records may cover about 145,000 patients. Paine noti

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2019-04-19 16:44:00



Volkswagen's US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup - Roadshow  

VW America head Scott Keogh sees "opportunity" in a market full of $50,000 and $60,000 pickups.

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2019-04-19 16:28:04



Caterina Fake is known for her trend-spotting; here's some of what she's chasing now  

Roughly a year ago, entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström decided to form a traditional venture outfit called Yes VC. Fast forward, and the duo has nearly closed on $50 million for their debut fund, including backing from Supercell founder Ilkka Paananen, former Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson and the family office of Nokia Chairman Risto […]

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2019-04-19 16:16:03



Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint - Roadshow  

Once the TLX PMC finishes up, it's the MDX's turn to shine.

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2019-04-19 16:02:49



Windows 8 Will No Longer Get App Updates After This Summer  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last year, Microsoft announced when it would be killing app updates and distribution in the Windows Store for Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 8.x. At the time, the blog post stated that Windows Phone 8.x devices would stop receiving app updates after July 1, 2019, while Windows 8.x devices would get app updates through July 1, 2023. However, it seems as though plans have changed a little bit, as the blog post has quietly been updated earlier this month. Microso

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2019-04-19 16:01:00



HDD Shipments Fell Nearly 13% in the First Quarter of 2019, 18% Since Last Year  

Suren Enfiajyan writes: HDD shipments are continuing to decline. This is about all major HDD vendors with WDC with the most decline yearly -- 26.1% against 11.3% (Toshiba) and 14.4% (Seagate). Desktop HDD shipments are said to have fallen to just 24.5 million units, a drop of nearly 4 million units from the previous quarter. Laptop HDD shipments dropped more than 6 million units to hit the 37 million mark. Enterprise HDDs are said to have rebounded by nearly 1 million units, however, to around 1

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2019-04-19 15:20:00



How to watch Braves baseball in 2019 without cable - CNET  

From streaming Fox Sports South in Atlanta to watching MLB.TV out-of-market, Atlanta Braves fans have many options to follow their club this season.

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2019-04-19 15:04:06



Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO  

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company is one of several businesses that improve the download time and delivery of different websites to internet browsers and it has just filed for an IPO. […]

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2019-04-19 14:59:03



The Quest To Save the Banana From Extinction  

Panama disease, an infection that ravages banana plants, has been sweeping across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The impact has been devastating. From a report: In the Philippines alone, losses have totalled US$400m. And the disease threatens not only the livelihoods of everyone in this US$44 billion industry but also the 400m people in developing countries who depend on bananas for a substantial proportion of their calorie intake. However, there may be hope. In an attempt to save

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2019-04-19 14:40:00



After a $14-Billion Upgrade, New Orleans' Levees Are Sinking  

An anonymous reader shares a report: The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, 11 months after the Army Corps of Engineers completed one of the largest public works projects in world history, the agency says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years because of rising sea levels and shrinking levees. The growing vulnerabilit

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2019-04-19 14:00:00



If you watch one celebrity-filled, anally obsessed charity video before Earth Day, make it this one  

Lil Dicky, the white comedy rapper with questionable taste but an impressive rolodex, has come up with a millennial’s Earth Day answer to the 80s celebrity-studded, charity hit “We are the World“. Dicky isn’t tackling African famine, instead he’s come up with an oddly anally-fixated paean to the Earth’s climate and the disaster the world […]

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2019-04-19 13:16:31



Avengers: Endgame ad brings out Audi E-Tron to help Captain Marvel - Roadshow  

Yes, even Goose makes an appearance.

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2019-04-19 13:10:55



Doctors Used HIV To Develop Cure For 'Bubble Boy' Disease  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: U.S. scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease. The babies, born with little to no immune protection, now have fully functional immune systems. Untreated babies with this disorder have to live in completely sterile conditions and tend to die as infants. The gene therapy involved collecting the babies' bone marrow and correcting the genetic defect in th

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2019-04-19 13:00:00



Get a 4-pack of Wi-Fi smart outlets for $18 - CNET  

These app-powered plugs can also be controlled via smart speakers. Plus: Get a two-month SiriusXM streaming subscription for just a buck.

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2019-04-19 12:51:23



Breaking Galaxy Fold screens reveal just how fragile foldable phones can be - CNET  

The Galaxy Fold hasn't even launched and people are already asking if foldable phones are in trouble.

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2019-04-19 12:49:25



Earth Day 2019: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products - CNET  

Make Earth Day an everyday event with reusable sandwich bags, solar-powered gadgets and shoes made from water bottles.

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2019-04-19 12:45:57



Carl's Jr. stirs the pot with CBD burger on 4/20 - CNET  

The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight has some truly special sauce.

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2019-04-19 12:23:53



How do you hire a great growth marketer?  

Editors Note: This article is part of a series that explores the world of growth marketing for founders.

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2019-04-19 11:57:17



How to post to Instagram from a computer video - CNET  

Here's a simple trick for editing photos for posting from a desktop computer.

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2019-04-19 11:43:03



Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 trailer brings in the White Walkers - CNET  

It's a long, cold wait until Sunday, so start hunting through the teaser for spoilers.

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2019-04-19 11:22:18






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