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Friday May 17, 2019. 06:10 PM
Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sat down for an interview with CNBC calling for regulation for American companies but pushing against the idea of breaking up the social media company. From a report: 'You could break us up, you could break other tech...
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be buying the supercomputer maker Cray for roughly $1.3 billion, the companies said this morning. Intending to use Cray's knowledge and technology to bolster their own supercomputing and high-performance computing technologies, when the deal...
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The Ethereum ecosystem is no different than the Windows or IoT landscape, where security flaws remain unpatched for long periods of time, despite the availability of public patches. From a report: In a report shared with ZDNet today, security researchers from SRLabs revealed ...
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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said this week that the free online encyclopedia is in good financial shape, although increasing mobile phone use may cut into future donations. From a report: 'We are doing very well financially,' Wales told AFP ahead of Vivatech, a Paris...
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An anonymous reader shares a report from CNBC: The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday that it terminated a 2010 agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority and will pull a nearly $929 million federal grant. In a release, the FRA said the...
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hackingbear shares a report from CNN: A team of researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, created a gel composed of a network of proteins, inspired by the matrix composition of human connective tissues, and other molecules. The product,...
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A month ago, Verizon's 5G coverage in Chicago was exceedingly difficult to find and the speeds were only noticeably faster than LTE. Now, Chris Welch from The Verge says the company 'has ramped things up.' While coverage 'remains extremely limited' and 'varies widely block...
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China's Chang'e-4 mission to the dark side of the moon has discovered signs of mantle material at the moon's surface, 'effectively setting an 'X' on lunar maps for future explorers seeking this not-so-buried geological treasure,' reports Scientific American. From the report: ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births -- representing a 2% drop from 2017. It's the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a...
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The SAT, the college entrance test taken by about two million students a year, is adding an 'adversity score' to the test results (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source) that is intended to help admissions officers account for factors like educational or...
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Amazon is rolling out an update to Alexa that will turn the company's line of smart home products into home security devices while the user is out. Called 'Alexa Guard,' the feature will have your smart speakers listen for key sounds, including breaking glass and smoke and...
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Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social media, directed primarily at West African countries. What's especially noteworthy about this announcement is the ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those with hearing impairments to cope with noisy environments. ...
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Reuters reports that a driverless electric truck has begun daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden. Slashdot reader Kiuas shares the report: Robert Falck, the CEO of Swedish start-up Einride, said the company was in partnership talks with major suppliers to help...
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merbs shares an excerpt from a Gizmodo report: In January 2019, when China Central Television, the largest broadcast network in the most populous nation in the world, aired a special to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the hosts welcomed four life-sized 'personal artificial...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: ASUS' update mechanism has once again been abused to install malware that backdoors PCs, researchers from Eset reported earlier this week. The researchers, who continue to investigate the incident, said they believe the...
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Thursday May 16, 2019. 11:21 PM
Just 376 people hold a third of all Ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the Ethereum blockchain, according to new research by Chainalysis. From a report: Large holders are known in the crypto market as 'whales,' which Chainalysis defines as individuals who hold their...
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Microsoft is launching the first decentralized infrastructure implementation by a major tech company that is built directly on the bitcoin blockchain. From a report: The open source project, called Ion, deals with the underlying mechanics of how networks talk to each other....
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An anonymous reader shared a report: Facebook is still reeling from the fallout of its Cambridge Analytica scandal more than a year ago, as multiple former recruiters say candidates are turning down job offers from what was once considered the best place to work in the...
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Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, 'Safetix,' which are tied to the ticket holder's mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few...
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