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'Your AirPods Will Die Soon' -- The Shrinking Charge Capacities of Lithium-Ion Batteries  

Some of the same podcasters who first extolled AirPods are now complaining about them, reports the Atlantic: The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: "AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters," Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in January, detailing how he frequently hears a low-battery warning in his AirPods now. Earlier this month, Apple Insider tested a pair of AirPods purchased in 2016 agains

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2019-03-24 07:34:00



Captain Marvel zooms past Wonder Woman on way to $900 million - CNET  

The film continues to soar, but Jordan Peele's Us will likely dethrone it as weekend box-office winner.

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2019-03-24 04:53:47



How The FBI Easily Retrieved Michael Cohen's Data From Both Apple and Google  

Court documents unsealed Tuesday showed just how much information America's FBI was able to gather on Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen -- from both Google and Apple products. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Notably, the FBI made use of Cohen's use of Touch ID and Face ID on his Apple devices, which allow users to quickly log into iPhones and computers by scanning their face or fingerprint rather than typing in a password... But that gives law enforcement an additional means to access those

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2019-03-24 04:34:00



Hackers conquer Tesla's in-car web browser and win a Model 3  

A pair of security researchers dominated Pwn2Own, the annual high-profile hacking contest, taking home $375,000 in prizes including a Tesla Model 3 — their reward for successfully exposing a vulnerability in the electric vehicle’s infotainment system. Tesla handed over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been […]

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2019-03-24 03:16:58



Nintendo Labo VR hands-on: This virtual reality gets weird video - CNET  

We play around with the cardboard contraptions of Nintendo's latest Labo Kit, dipping into several mini virtual reality games.

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2019-03-24 02:01:15



Game of Thrones gift-a-palooza: Shopping is coming - CNET  

As the final season approaches, you can bring Westeros home with everything from autographed books to a Hodor doorstop and a Hand of the King bottle opener.

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2019-03-24 01:40:11



Pwn2Own Competitors Crack Tesla, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Windows 10  

A research duo who hacked a Tesla were the big winners at the annual Pwn2Own white hat security contest, reports ZDNet. "The duo earned $375,000 in prize money, of the total of $545,000 awarded during the whole three-day competition... They also get to keep the car." Team Fluoroacetate -- made up of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu -- hacked the Tesla car via its browser. They used a JIT bug in the browser renderer process to execute code on the car's firmware and show a message on its entertainment

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2019-03-24 01:34:00



Cringely Pans Self-Driving Car Hype, Says They're Years Away  

In what may be his final year of technology predictions, columnist Robert X. Cringely argues "I can't say that we're going to see anything beyond more beta tests of self-driving cars in 2019... We simply aren't ready and probably won't be for years to come...." "The problem isn't with the self-driving cars, it's with the cars that aren't self-driving, cars that are driven by idiots like me." It will eventually happen. Once half the fleet has been replaced with cars that could be self-drivers

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2019-03-23 23:34:00



Florida Citrus Trees To Be Sprayed With Thousands of Kilograms of Antiobiotics  

Long-time Slashdot reader memnock quotes Nature: In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another citrus season. But this year, something different will be blowing in the winds. Farmers are preparing to spray their trees with hundreds of thousands of kilograms of two common antibiotics to combat citrus greening, a bacterial disease that has been killing Florida citrus trees for more than a decade. The US Environmental Protectio

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2019-03-23 22:34:00



Google Play Store Mistakenly Removed KDE Connect  

Google's Play Store made a bad mistake on Tuesday, long-time Slashdot reader sombragris writes: KDE Connect, a project designed to enable seamless communcation and control between a desktop computer and a mobile phone, was suddenly removed from Android's Google Play store. According to a Twitter thread by Albert Vaca, KDE Connect's maintainer, the removal was allegedly because the app was in breach of Google's new SMS policy. There's an exemption which applies to KDE Connect, but the mai

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2019-03-23 21:34:00



Stallman Suggests Install Fest 'Deals With Devil' Include Actual Man Dressed As Devil  

This weekend's annual LibrePlanet conference, hosted by the Free Software Foundation, prompted a new essay about "install fests" from Richard Stallman: Install fests invite users to bring their computers so that experts can install GNU/Linux on them... The problem is that most computers can't run with a completely free GNU/Linux distro. They contain peripherals, or coprocessors, that won't operate unless the installed system contains some nonfree drivers or firmware... This presents the insta

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2019-03-23 20:34:00



How Science Fiction Imagines Data Storage  

Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185) shared this story from Hewlett Packard's Enterprise blog: Storage is a staple of both science and science fiction, and forms the basis, or a crucial component, of many a piece of speculative fiction... [H]ere are eight past visions of the storage future that either passed their error checks or succumbed to bit rot. Why store vast quantities of data on a device when you can just slap it into someone's head? The article acknowledges that in many scienc

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2019-03-23 19:34:00



8chan Criticized By Its Founder, Blocked by Australian and NZ ISPs  

Several major ISPs in Australia temporarily blocked access to 8chan, along with "dozens" of web sites that hosted video of last week's mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand, Ars Technica reports -- noting that the ISPs acted on their own in response to "community expectations." Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan (who "cut ties" with the site in December) is now criticizing 8chan moderators for their slowness in removing posts inciting violence,

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2019-03-23 18:34:00



How Nuro plans to spend Softbank's $940 million  

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is bursting with ideas since SoftBank invested nearly $1 billion in February, new filings reveal. A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller robots to cross lawns or climb stairs to drop off packages. The company has even taken the step of trademarking the name “Fido” […]

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2019-03-23 18:24:32



Last chance for these big-screen TV deals at Best Buy - CNET  

Get 4K for less.

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2019-03-23 18:07:54



The Other Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About  

New York magazine's Intelligencer remembers last month's crash of a Boeing 767 carrying cargo for Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service -- and shares a new theory that its cause wasn't a suicidal pilot or an autopilot malfunction: In online pilot discussion forums, a third idea has been gaining adherents: that the pilots succumbed to a phenomenon called somatogravic illusion, in which lateral acceleration due to engine thrust creates the sensation that one is tipping backward in one's seat. The

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2019-03-23 17:34:00



AT&T, Comcast Announce Verification Milestone To Help Fight Robocalls  

"The fight against robocalls can even bring telecom rivals together," reports USA Today: AT&T and Comcast said Wednesday that they can authenticate calls made between the two different phone providers' networks, a potential industry first and the latest in the long-running battle against spam calls... The system, which uses a method developed in recent years, verifies that a legitimate call is being made instead of one that has been spoofed by spammers, scammers or robocallers with a "dig

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2019-03-23 16:34:00



A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data  

A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family Locator, built by Australia-based software house React Apps, allows families to track each other in real-time, such as spouses or parents wanting to know where […]

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2019-03-23 15:38:05



Online Petition Site Crashed By Millions of 'Cancel Brexit' Signers  

"More than 3 million people have signed a petition to cancel Brexit on the U.K. government's official petitions website -- so many that the website crashed multiple times," reports Time: The petition had received some 600,000 signatures at a rate of 1,500 every 60 seconds before the site crashed at about 9 a.m. U.K. time on Thursday, the Guardian reported. By mid afternoon, the site was back online but suffering intermittent outages. There were 2 million signatures by Thursday evening and 3 mil

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2019-03-23 15:34:00



Oracle's Surprise Unannounced Layoffs 'Clear-Cut Teams of Engineers'  

Oracle "swung the layoff axe" Thursday, reports IEEE Spectrum, saying that the move "clear-cut teams of engineers." The exact numbers of employees cut and their specific roles have not been reported by the company, but the layoffs are clearly significant. Fifty in Mexico, 50 in New Hampshire, 100 in India, at least that many in Silicon Valley -- the numbers, according to anecdotal reports on theLayoff.com and from internal chatter, are adding up quickly.... Oracle's layoff day started at 5 a.

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2019-03-23 14:24:00



Huawei's website seems to leak the P30 Pro ahead of launch event - CNET  

The P30 Pro might've appeared early on Huawei's own site.

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2019-03-23 13:59:05



Car Crash ER Visits Fell In States That Ban Texting While Driving, Study Says  

A new study finds that states with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year. CNN reports: Researchers examined emergency department data across 16 US states between 2007 and 2014. The states were picked based on the availability of information regarding motor vehicle accident injuries for which emergency department treatment was needed. In the U

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2019-03-23 13:00:00



Galaxy Fold, Mate X prices make the iPhone XS' cost seem reasonable - CNET  

The Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are pushing prices higher.

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2019-03-23 12:43:48



Planning for the uncertain future of work  

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be impacted by frontier technologies such as automation, AI, AVs and more. The analysis titled "The Four Futures of Work" was conducted in collaboration with design […]

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2019-03-23 12:15:35



2019 Mazda3 AWD first drive review: Surefooted sweetheart - Roadshow  

Does all-wheel drive add new dynamic dimension to the already-enjoyable 2019 Mazda3?

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2019-03-23 12:01:25



Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic  

Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau and Airbus, has begun chauffering the Bay Area's elite.

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2019-03-23 11:41:56



How to install the best Galaxy S10 wallpapers for hole-punch camera: Star Wars, Disney and more - CNET  

Some users are pining after the Samsung Galaxy S10 just because of its new wallpaper possibilities.

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2019-03-23 10:47:30



Shazam review: A big kid in a cape gives us DC's most fun adventure yet - CNET  

DC hits back at Captain Marvel with a superpowered version of classic comedy Big that completes DC's magical transformation.

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2019-03-23 10:46:24



AirPods 2, iMac update, new iPad Mini and everything else Apple announced - CNET  

A look at all the new Apple products launched this week and what other device the company could still roll out before the end of the month.

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2019-03-23 10:42:05



The best Game of Thrones cosplay in all the seven kingdoms - CNET  

You can see the passion they all have for Game of Thrones, soon starting Season 8

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2019-03-23 10:41:55



Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update  

In this week's newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom's upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway's big rounds.

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2019-03-23 10:38:52



A week of game streaming and earthquakes  

From Extra Crunch We hope all of you enjoyed the conversation with Eric Peckham and Lucas Matney on GDC and game streaming. For those who couldn't join, a transcript should be coming shortly. Our enterprise reporter Ron Miller has a dive into how Salesforce became the model for enterprise SaaS companies, with some great early […]

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2019-03-23 10:07:11



Jared & Ivanka: Couple 'Continues To Use' Private Messaging For White House Business, Top Democrat Says  

Freshly Exhumed writes: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has revealed that senior White House advisor Jared Kushner's lawyer admitted in December that his client "continues to use" WhatsApp to conduct official White House business. The chairman also said that a lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Mr. Kushner told the committee late last year that they additionally used private email accounts for official White House business in a way that may have violated fede

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2019-03-23 10:00:00



You've never pedaled a bike like this video - CNET  

The inventors of NuBike say its unique lever system is more efficient and easier on the rider than a traditional bike.

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2019-03-23 09:26:09



Dayton's skinny tower speaker delivers heavyweight sound, for $228 per pair - CNET  

The Dayton Audio MK442T isn't very big, but it manages to rustle up a surprisingly rich sound.

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2019-03-23 08:45:52



Apple's TV streaming and news party may end with hangover for rivals - CNET  

Apple's Monday event is expected to be an extravaganza of subscription services: TV! Movies! News! Bundles! But competitors say the company is already out of control.

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2019-03-23 08:45:33



Disney acquires 21st Century Fox: good or bad for consumers? - CNET  

CNET Asks: Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox solidifies their position as the largest traditional media company in the world, but is this good for consumers?

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2019-03-23 08:28:31



Windows 10 Calculator Will Soon Be Able To Graph Math Equations  

Earlier this month, Microsoft made the source code for its Windows calculator available on GitHub. This has spurred developers to add new features to the app, like a new graphing mode that will make its way to the official Windows Calculator app. The "Graphing Mode" is one of 30+ suggestions that open-source contributors have proposed so far. The ZDNet reports: As its name implies, Graphing Mode will allow users to create graphs based on mathematical equations, in a similar way to Matlab's (way

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2019-03-23 07:00:00



Sharpen up your commute in the Hyundai Tucson N Line - Roadshow  

It's available with three powertrains, two of which are diesel mild hybrids.

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2019-03-23 06:41:09



9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET  

We bump up against Trump's wall, scarf down some lab-grown chicken nuggets, and ask ourselves if the new iPad Mini sparks joy.

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2019-03-23 06:27:57



The damage of defaults  

Apple popped out a new pair of AirPods this week. The design looks exactly like the old pair of AirPods. Which means I’m never going to use them because Apple’s bulbous earbuds don’t fit my ears. Think square peg, round hole. The only way I could rock AirPods would be to walk around with hands […]

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2019-03-23 05:47:14



Apple's party of TV and news subscriptions may end with hangover for rivals - CNET  

Apple's Monday event is expected to be an extravaganza of subscription services: TV! Movies! News! Bundles! But competitors say the company is already out of control.

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2019-03-23 05:13:47



FEMA shared personal information of 2.3M disaster victims with contractor - CNET  

The agency gave an outside firm unnecessary information, according to an inspector general report.

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2019-03-23 04:13:09



Who is the new iPad Mini for, exactly? video - CNET  

Living with the smaller Pencil-equipped iPad: Is it more phone or tablet?

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2019-03-23 04:13:07



Lamborghini LM002 is an SUV from another time - Roadshow  

Before there was Urus there was the bonkers LM002, truly an SUV that couldn't exist today.

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2019-03-23 04:09:52



Corporate biotech venture funding rises again  

Biotech venture funding has been on a tear for the past couple of years, and corporate investors in the space are doing their part to boost the totals.

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2019-03-23 04:08:08



Apple's new iPads, Google enters game-streaming video - CNET  

This week's major tech headlines included Apple's new iPad Air and Mini, Google's entry to the world of game-streaming with Stadia and how telecom companies are tackling robocalls.

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2019-03-23 03:35:15



Researchers Created Reprogrammable Molecular Algorithms For DNA Computers  

dmoberhaus writes: In a major breakthrough for DNA computing, researchers from UC Davis, Caltech and Maynooth University developed a technique for creating molecular algorithms that can be reprogrammed. Prior to this research, molecular algorithms had to be painstakingly designed for specific purposes, which is "like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software," according to the researchers. This new technique could blow open the door for a host of futu

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2019-03-23 03:30:00



Sorry, the Galaxy Fold, Mate X will make your Android and iPhone more expensive in 2019 - CNET  

Phone prices are still rising across the board and here's the proof.

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2019-03-23 02:53:15



Gobsmacked by the sound of the latest Massdrop Koss headphone - CNET  

Hearing is believing: the Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X electrostatic headphones are an extraordinary value.

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2019-03-23 02:51:59



Lithuanian Pleads Guilty To Stealing $100 Million From Google, Facebook  

schwit1 writes: Evaldas Rimasauskas, a Lithuanian citizen, concocted a brazen scheme that allowed him to bilk Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million. The crime defrauded Google of $23 million and Facebook of $99 million. Rimasauskas committed the crimes between 2013 to 2015, an indictment was issued in 2017, and he was formally indicted Wednesday in New York after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and three counts of money laundering. "As Evaldas Rimasauskas

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2019-03-23 02:10:00



Blink-182's Tom DeLonge wants to prove aliens exist in new History Channel show - CNET  

DeLonge teams up with former Pentagon and NASA officials to find definitive proof of UFOs.

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2019-03-23 01:58:46



CNET Book Club: Douglas Rushkoff on why we all need to join Team Human - CNET  

The author of Present Shock and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus talks about his new book, and how the future of technology lies in human collaboration.

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2019-03-23 01:32:30



Insider Threats Pose the Biggest Security Risk  

An anonymous reader shares a report: According to a new study 91 percent of IT and security professionals feel vulnerable to insider threats, and 75 percent believe the biggest risks lie in cloud applications like popular file storage and email solutions including Google Drive, Gmail and Dropbox. The report from SaaS operations management specialist BetterCloud also shows 62 percent of respondents believe the biggest security threat comes from the well-meaning but negligent end user. Among o

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2019-03-23 01:30:00



FEMA Data Breach Hits 2.5 Million Disaster Survivors  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) unlawfully shared the private information of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors with a federal contractor that was helping them find temporary housing, an inspector general from the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The data includes "20 unnecessary data fields" such as "electronic funds transfer number," "bank transit number" and addresses. CNN reports: FEMA said it began filtering the data in December 2018 to prevent this info

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2019-03-23 00:50:00



Microsoft Revived and Killed Clippy in a Single Day  

The dream of the '90s was alive in Microsoft Teams this week when Microsoft's old office assistant, Clippy, showed up. From a report: If you used Microsoft Office between 1997 and 2001, you likely remember Clippy as the animated paperclip that popped up and offered tips for using the software. Microsoft did away with Clippy in 2001, so people were surprised to see Clippy stickers appear in Microsoft Teams this week. And they were even more surprised when, just a day later, Microsoft offed the li

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2019-03-23 00:11:00



Police Officers In Berlin Had To Break Up Fight Between Supporters of Two Rival YouTubers  

More than 100 police officers were deployed to break up a mass brawl reportedly organized by two rival YouTube stars in Berlin. The BBC reports: The fight broke out on Thursday evening on Alexanderplatz square in the German capital, police said, adding that nine people were arrested. More than 400 people had gathered after two social media influencers reportedly urged their fans to join a face-off. As tensions escalated, a large melee involving around 50 people erupted. Officers used pepper spra

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2019-03-22 23:30:00



Germany Urged To Champion Global Treaty To Ban 'Killer Robots'  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and other activists warned on Thursday that fully autonomous weapons could be deployed in just 3-4 years and urged Germany to lead an international campaign for a ban on so-called "killer robots." Williams, who won the Nobel in 1997 for leading efforts to ban landmines, told reporters Germany should take bold steps to ensure that humans remained in control of lethal weapons. "You cannot lead from the rear,

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2019-03-22 22:50:00



Dashcam Video Shows Tesla Steering Toward Lane Divider - Again  

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: The afternoon commute of Reddit user Beastpilot takes him past a stretch of Seattle-area freeway with a carpool lane exit on the left. Last year, in early April, the Tesla driver noticed that Autopilot on his Model X would sometimes pull to the left as the car approached the lane divider -- seemingly treating the space between the diverging lanes as a lane of its own. This was particularly alarming, because just days earlier, Tesla owner Walter Huang ha

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2019-03-22 22:10:00



This is how much money Pinterest execs made last year  

Silicon Valley is known for its massive wealth. When these companies file to go public, we all finally get to know how much money these executives take home each year, and the millions they’ll take home after the IPO. In Pinterest’s S-1, which it filed earlier today, we see that co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann […]

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2019-03-22 21:59:59



The US Desperately Needs a 'Fiber For All' Plan  

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a new report calling for a "fiber for all" plan to combat the broadband access crisis in the United States. Government data and independent analysis show we are falling behind the rest of the developed world in this area, and "the U.S. is the only country that believes having no plan will solve this issue," writes Ernesto Falcon from the EFF. "We are the only country to completely abandon federal oversight of an uncompetitive, highly concentrated

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2019-03-22 21:30:00



MIT Develops Algorithm To Accelerate Neural Networks By 200x  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ExtremeTech: MIT researchers have reportedly developed an algorithm that can accelerate [neural networks] by up to 200x. The NAS (Neural Architecture Search, in this context) algorithm they developed "can directly learn specialized convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for target hardware platforms -- when run on a massive image dataset -- in only 200 GPU hours," MIT News reports. This is a massive improvement over the 48,000 hours Google reported taking t

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2019-03-22 20:50:00



GM investing $300 million to build a new electric Chevy in the US  

GM announced Friday it will invest $300 million into a Michigan factory to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle, reversing a decision to build the EV outside of the United States. The announcement comes on the heels of recent job cuts and plant closures by GM, moves that have complicated bargaining with union workers over […]

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2019-03-22 20:37:20



The New York Times CEO Warns Publishers Ahead of Apple News Launch  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple is expected to launch an ambitious new entertainment and paid digital news service on Monday, as the iPhone maker pushes back against streaming video leader Netflix. But it likely will not feature the New York Times. Mark Thompson, chief executive of the biggest U.S. newspaper by subscribers, warned that relying on third-party distribution can be dangerous for publishers who risk losing control over their own product. "We tend to be quite leery about th

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2019-03-22 20:13:00



What to expect from Apple's 'Show Time' event  

The biggest surprise about next week's Apple event may be the fact that the company has anything left to announce. This week, several core pieces of Apple hardware received upgrades, including the iPad Air and mini, iMac and AirPods. Given the company's rush to get all of that out the door, we don't expect to […]

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2019-03-22 19:59:25



Devin Nunes Faces an Uphill Battle in His Lawsuit Against Twitter  

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., escalated the feud between conservatives and Twitter earlier this week with a lawsuit accusing the company of defamation and negligence -- two different allegations, one of which poses a more serious question for the social media platform and technology companies in general. Nunes is claiming that Twitter negligently violated its terms of service when it allowed people onto its online "premises" to say false or disparaging things about him. He is seeking $250 million in da

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2019-03-22 19:33:00



Researchers Built an 'Online Lie Detector.' Honestly, That Could Be a Problem  

A group of researchers claims to have built a prototype for an "online polygraph" that uses machine learning to detect deception from text alone. But as a few machine learning academics point out, what these researchers have actually demonstrated is the inherent danger of overblown machine learning claims. From a report: When Wired showed the study to a few academics and machine learning experts, they responded with deep skepticism. Not only does the study not necessarily serve as the basis of a

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2019-03-22 18:45:00



Pinterest files to go public - CNET  

The social bookmarking site says it generated more than $755 million in revenue in 2018.

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2019-03-22 18:30:50



Mueller report on Russia and Trump delivered to AG Barr - CNET  

It isn't clear whether the report will be made public.

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2019-03-22 18:22:15



Respondology helps brands and influencers hide toxic comments  

“Don’t read the comments” is one of those cliches that sticks around because it’s still good advice — maybe the best advice. But the team at Respondology is trying to change that. The company started out by helping brands find and respond to messages on social media. Senior Vice President of Sales Aaron Benor explained […]

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2019-03-22 18:07:05



Intel Says It Will Stop Developing Compute Cards  

Intel will not develop new Compute Cards, the company said this week. From a report: Compute Cards were Intel's vision of modular computing that would allow customers to continually update point of sale systems, all-in-one desktops, laptops and other devices. Pull out one card, replace it with another, and you have a new CPU, plus RAM and storage. "We continue to believe modular computing is a market where there are many opportunities for innovation," an Intel spokesperson told Tom's Hardware. "

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2019-03-22 18:06:00



NASA snapped that monster meteor fireball over the Bering Sea - CNET  

Kaboom! The sneaky fireball exploded in a remote spot with 10 times the energy of an atomic bomb.

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2019-03-22 17:43:11



TypeScript's Quiet, Steady Rise Among Programming Languages  

Microsoft's programming language TypeScript has become one of the most popular languages among developers, at least according to a report published by the analyst firm RedMonk this week. Wired: TypeScript jumped from number 16 to number 12, just behind Apple's programming language Swift in RedMonk's semiannual rankings, which were last published in August. Microsoft unveiled TypeScript in 2012, and while it hasn't grown as quickly as Swift -- which has grown faster than any other language, ever

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2019-03-22 17:27:00



A Eulogy For Every Product Google Has Ruthlessly Killed (145 and Counting)  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Tez. Trendalyzer. Panoramio. Timeful. Bump! SlickLogin. BufferBox. The names sound like a mix of mid-2000s blogs and startups you'd see onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt!. In fact, they are just some of the many, many products that Google has acquired or created -- then killed. While Google is notorious for eliminating underperforming products -- because even though these products often don't cost much for ongoing operations, they can pose a serious legal lia

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2019-03-22 16:49:00



How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame - CNET  

In the era of #DeleteFacebook, the social network is proving to be a lifeline for HIV-positive people.

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2019-03-22 15:59:50



This unusual Sikorsky-Boeing helicopter just made its first flight - CNET  

The SB>1 Defiant has not one but two rotors on top, and in the rear, a pusher propeller designed to give it high-speed flight.

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2019-03-22 15:12:44



Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go public  

Zoom posted $330 million in revenue in the year ending January 31, 2019, a remarkable 2x increase year-over-year

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2019-03-22 15:06:26



Galaxy A90 with 'Notchless Infinity Screen' confirmed by Samsung - CNET  

If there isn't a notch, where do the front-facing cameras go?

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2019-03-22 14:10:48



Apple March 25 event: How to watch and what to expect - CNET  

What we know so far about Apple's TV series, subscription news service and everything else it could announce at its next launch event on Monday, March 25.

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2019-03-22 13:59:06



How the internet has changed surviving with HIV - CNET  

In the era of #DeleteFacebook, the social network is proving to be a lifeline for HIV-positive people.

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2019-03-22 12:58:58



Pinterest drops its IPO filing  

The visual search engine will go public on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "PINS."

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2019-03-22 12:57:07



Facebook blunders password management, AT&T and Comcast take on robocalls video - CNET  

In today's top stories, Facebook admits it stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text within the company. Meanwhile, two telecoms seem to be on the side of the consumers. Weird.

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2019-03-22 12:52:29



GM will invest $300M in Bolt EV plant to construct new electric model - Roadshow  

The investment will create 400 additional jobs at the Lake Orion facility.

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2019-03-22 12:30:44



Captain Marvel postcredits scenes, explained - CNET  

The first one is a doozy. The second one, cute.

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2019-03-22 12:19:48



Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price to $7.99  

Crunchyroll is announcing its first major price increase since the anime streaming service launched in 2006. Prices for its premium subscription will go up in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and the Nordics — in the U.S. and Australia, the monthly price will increase from $6.95 to $7.99 (or $79.99 per year), while British […]

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2019-03-22 12:13:25



Microsoft headset patent puts a new spin on mixed reality - CNET  

A holodeck on your head?

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2019-03-22 11:57:11



Drone analytics startup Aria Insights suddenly shutters  

Earlier this year, Helen Greiner-founded drone startup CyPhy Works announced a major change. The company was rebooting and renaming itself Aria Insights, a move that arrived with a newfound AI/data-driven focus. Now, just over two months later, the company is no more. Reports that Aria had shuttered began surfacing earlier this week. Moments ago, the […]

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2019-03-22 11:50:36



Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC's contempt proceedings  

Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. The SEC has asked […]

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2019-03-22 11:44:06



Daily Crunch: Facebook admits password security lapse  

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook admits it stored 'hundreds of millions' of account passwords in plaintext Prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, […]

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2019-03-22 10:57:28



How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach  

When we think of enterprise SaaS companies today, just about every startup in the space aspires to be a platform. That means they want people using their stack of services to build entirely new applications, either to enhance the base product, or even build entirely independent companies. But when Salesforce launched Force.com, the company’s Platform […]

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2019-03-22 10:47:39



Cyberattack: How we were phished by professional hackers video - CNET  

Even when you anticipate a cyberattack, email phishing remains one of the most effective methods used by hackers to access private accounts.

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2019-03-22 10:30:06



When and where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold - CNET  

The Galaxy Fold is getting closer to launch -- here's what you need to know.

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2019-03-22 10:07:05



Our top gadgets to keep your dogs safe while driving video - Roadshow  

Dogs are our loyal companions but they can make driving messy and potentially dangerous. Here are our top picks for gadgets to help stay in control of the mess and to keep you and your trusty pets safe and secure.

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2019-03-22 10:02:42



Walmart Is Looking Into Launching Its Own Cloud Gaming Service, Report Says  

Google's Stadio cloud-gaming service may be intercepted by a similar service from Walmart. According to a report from US Gamer, the American retail giant is looking into launching its own cloud gaming service. From the report: Multiple sources familiar with Walmart's plans, who wish to remain anonymous, confirmed to USG that the retail giant is exploring its own platform to enter in the now-competitive video game streaming race. No other details were revealed other than it will be a streaming se

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2019-03-22 10:00:00



Mailchimp and Shopify break up  

Mailchimp today announced that the Mailchimp app, which let its users use their Shopify data to create targeted email campaigns, for example, is no longer available in the Shopify marketplace. The reason for this, Shopify itself says, is that it “had growing concerns about Mailchimp's app because of the poor merchant experience and their refusal […]

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2019-03-22 09:59:49



Talk about the big news from GDC with TechCrunch writers  

The Game Developers Conference concludes today in San Francisco but that doesn’t mean our coverage is over. TechCrunch writer Lucas Matney and Extra Crunch contributor Eric Peckham were at the Moscone Center and got a first-hand glimpse into what is coming up for gamers and developers alike. And at noon PT today they’ll be sharing […]

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2019-03-22 09:06:10



Dinosaur researchers drugged alligators to study dino hearing - CNET  

No, they didn't make them listen to Dark Side of the Moon while watching Jurassic Park.

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2019-03-22 09:02:56



Firefox Send file-sharing service arrives on Android, too - CNET  

Mozilla's service lets you share 1GB files with no strings attached and 2.5GB files if you sign in.

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2019-03-22 08:54:19



Star Wars: The Clone Wars will leave Netflix in April - CNET  

Get your binge in before Netflix executes Order 66.

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2019-03-22 08:39:30



AT&T's fake 5G E is slower than Verizon's and T-Mobile's 4G - CNET  

According to a firm that tests wireless speeds, the spurious 5G network isn't outpacing its competitors.

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2019-03-22 08:19:39






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