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Thursday March 23, 2017. 11:28 PM
Dumb and dumber, or the lightest of light touches? The number-one complaint to US comms watchdog the FCC right now is about robocalls – a remarkable 200,000 complaints from consumers last year alone.…
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The ungraceful death of the consumer version of Google Glass in 2015 may have had some grieving the early death of augmented reality. But the technology is being resurrected by companies on the manufacturing floor. Take for example Lockheed Martin. Technicians at the...
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The ungraceful death of the consumer version of Google Glass in 2015 may have had some grieving the early death of augmented reality. But the technology is being resurrected by companies on the manufacturing floor. Take for example Lockheed Martin. Technicians at the...
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FBI director James Comey has suggested that an international agreement between governments could ease fears about IT products with government-mandated backdoors, but privacy advocates are doubtful.Speaking on Thursday, Comey suggested that the U.S. might work with other...
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Enlarge / Young woman checking her running results at the smartphone (credit: Getty | AleksandarNakic) Makers of three popular health apps are changing their tune about the capabilities and privacy policies of their products following an investigation and settlement with...
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Enlarge / Perovskite crystals in a photovoltaic cell. (credit: Los Alamos National Lab) Currently, silicon is the dominant technology for photovoltaic solar power. There are a handful of competing thin-film technologies, which are easier to manufacture but rely on more...
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dryriver writes: The BBC reports that 20,000 people are being evacuated from the immediate area around a munition dump in Ukraine that has gone up in flames. The 350 hectare munition dump near Kharkiv is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed...
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Simple, intuitive and easy to use. The Wii Remote Plus is a unique controller for the Wii and Wii U video game systems, now with the increased sensitivity of Wii MotionPlus built-in. The button presses of typical controllers are replaced by the natural, fluid motion of your...
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Microsoft's push into the connected car space has moved up a gear with a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota. The world's second-largest auto maker will have access to a range of Microsoft patents as part of the deal announced this week. Rather than trying to build a...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In new filings, prosecutors told a court in Washington, DC that within the coming weeks, they expect to extract all data from the seized cellphones of more than 100 allegedly violent protesters arrested during the...
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Coady and the Creepies is the new mini-series from BOOM! Studios’ creator-focused imprint, BOOM! Box, home to awesome series such as Lumberjanes, SLAM!, and The Backstagers. I’ve been following the imprint for awhile now, […] The post Coady and the Creepies #1 Review...
    Geek - Mar 23, 10:15 PM
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When in doubt, blur it out. That’s how Instagram is handling any controversial photos that surface on its platform.On Thursday, Instagram announced a new policy to blur out “sensitive” content that users have flagged as either offensive or disturbing. The blurred...
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A group of hackers threatening to wipe data from Apple devices attached to millions of iCloud accounts didn’t obtain whatever log-in credentials they have through a breach of the company’s services, Apple said. “There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s...
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Yet another way of making Messenger the only messaging app you need. The post Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle appeared first on WIRED.
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Iain Thomson, reporting for The Register: Plenty of Linux users are up in arms about the performance of the OneDrive web app. They say that when accessing Microsoft's cloudy storage system in a browser on a non-Windows system -- such as on Linux or ChromeOS -- the service...
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While Silicon Valley titans are drunk on the transhumanist promise to cure death, people are dying of curable problems that technologists ignore. The post Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living appeared first on WIRED.
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The last round of leaks covered the covert tools used by the CIA to exploit Android, Windows, and other platforms. This time it's Apple's turn in the spotlight. The post Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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Ever since we all first saw the post-credits Ferris Bueller parody at the end of the first Deadpool, one question has dominated the Deadpool 2 conversation: Who will play Cable? In the final […] The post Deadpool 2 May Have its Cable, and a Lot More from the Marvel Cinematic...
    Geek - Mar 23, 09:30 PM
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Crappy Chromium code is the culprit, we're told Microsoft describes Visual Studio Code as a source code editor that's 'optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.'…
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AOC's 27-inch Agon AG271QX monitor supports AMD's FreeSync technology and has a speedy 144Hz refresh rate. Despite skewed greens and narrow viewing angles, it delivers solid gaming performance.
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