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Wednesday May 22, 2019. 01:31 AM
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Comcast is reportedly working on a device designed to closely monitor a user's health. 'The device will monitor people's basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in...
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The founder of a Silicon Valley bio-testing startup stands accused of misleading investors, cutting scientific corners in the quest for growth, and even romancing a fellow executive. Theranos? Nope. uBiome, the fecal analysis specialists. And the FBI is at the door: On the...
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The cost of fsync() is well known to filesystem developers, which is why there are efforts to provide cheaper alternatives. Ric Wheeler wanted to discuss the longstanding idea of adding an asynchronous version of fsync() in a filesystem session at the 2019 Linux Storage,...
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The Facebook-owned virtual reality technology firm Oculus began shipping its latest VR headgear today. Some people are calling the Oculus Quest the 'iPod of VR.' Pre-orders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. The...
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It's a 2d projection of a rhombic hexecontahedron, first generated by Mathematica's namesake programming language back in the 1980s, when it was as damned close to magic as anything in computer science. Spikey is one of my favorite logos. They went through many variations...
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In a blog post, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill says the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been very effective in changing the way that tech companies handle personal data, and feels the U.S. should enact ...
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The Trump administration barred US companies from doing business with Huawei, forcing the Chinese firm to find new chips and software for its products.
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Newly obtained documents show that under the administration of Donald Trump, thousands of ICE detainees who are mostly from Central America are “sometimes forced into extended periods of solitary confinement for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.” In...
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In this footage from 2016, tornado-hunters get rather too close to a big'un near Wray, Colorado: 'we're out of gas!'
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Google says a small number of its enterprise customers mistakenly had their passwords stored on its systems in plaintext. The exact number was not disclosed. 'We recently notified a subset of our enterprise G Suite customers that some passwords were stored in our encrypted...
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A new study on polar ice sheet melt warns that global sea levels could rise by almost six feet by the year 2100, an estimate twice as high as previously predicted. The newly modeled sea level rise would devastate parts of major cities around the globe, and displace hundreds ...
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Tuesday May 21, 2019. 11:57 PM
Toy Story 4 is coming to theaters soon, and the movie’s second trailer is gifting us with a new character: Meet “Canada’s greatest stuntman,” a rowdy doll that is voiced by John Wick: […] The post Keanu Reeves Is ‘Canada’s Greatest Stuntman’ in New ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer...
    Geek - May 21, 11:57 PM
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Enlarge / School IT is old school. And still vulnerable to EternalBlue. (credit: PhotoAlto / Frederic Cirou / Getty Images) If you're wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do...
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A video of a fisherman engaging in a “tug of war” showdown with a huge great white shark and telling it to “f—off” has gone viral on Instagram. On a fishing trip in […] The post Watch: Fisherman and Massive Shark Have ‘Tug of War’ Match With Net appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - May 21, 11:40 PM
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Simplicity may be the ultimate sophistication, but wireless charging is the ultimate convenience. Whether you’re at home or on the go, having a wire-free desktop preserves precious space and gives you a clean, […] The post Save Over 50% on This Wireless Charging Pad for...
    Geek - May 21, 11:40 PM
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | amesy) Netflix and other online video services have expanded their customer-satisfaction lead over cable and satellite TV, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) found in its annual telecommunications report released today....
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As Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social platforms come under fire for enabling hateful speech, Microsoft is stepping up to thwart toxic comments among its 63 million Xbox live users. From a report: Microsoft needs to make sure Xbox players don't hear or see content...
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North American Aerospace Defense Command [norad.mil] said on Tuesday, May 21 that it intercepted Russian bombers and fighters entering Alaskan air space on Monday, May 20. The photographs in this post were distributed today by NORAD, and both images are identified as...
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On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years.
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