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Saturday April 21, 2018. 01:07 AM
Enlarge / Tom Perez, the head of the DNC, helped orchestrate this new lawsuit. (credit: Gage Skidmore) The Democratic National Committee has sued Russia, WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign, and a number of other individuals and organizations that the political party believes...
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How much does adding somewhat frivolous animations to an OS matter? I'm not sure, but I do know that users of Windows will be very vocal as Microsoft experiments with adding them to Windows 10. In Windows 10 Redstone 5 (due fall 2018) I expect Microsoft to continue to...
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FFmpeg 4.0 has been released, and it's a major one. Since this particular subject matter - and its changelog - are way beyond the scope of my capabilities, I'll just leave you with the generic description of the project (in case you live under a rock). FFmpeg is the leading...
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bongey writes: AT&T and Verizon are currently under investigation for colluding with the GSMA standards group to thwart eSIM technology and hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. eSIM technology lets people remotely switch wireless providers without having ...
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Huge news from North Korea in advance of the North-South summit next week, and planned denuclearization talks with the U.S. President. (more…)
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Twitter's loss is the EFF's gain Twitter says it will no longer run ads from beleaguered security vendor Kaspersky Lab.…
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have reported getting notifications asking if they want to turn on face recognition technology. Facebook has previously said an opt-in...
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Friday April 20, 2018. 11:51 PM
Version 4.0 of the FFmpeg multimedia toolkit is out. There is a long list of new filters, formats, and more; see the announcement for details.
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The Verge has a big exclusive - Google has managed to corral carriers into supporting something called the "Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services", or Chat, which basically replaces SMS in every Android phone. top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand...
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Sorry about the hard-coded passwords, can we sell you some crypto now? RSA has copped to a security vulnerability in the backend systems powering the smartphone app for its annual security conference, held this week in San Francisco, USA.…
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Sorry about the hard-coded passwords, can we sell you some crypto now? RSA has copped to a security vulnerability in the mobile app it served to attendees of its annual security conference, held this week in San Francsico.…
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An anonymous reader shares a report: The 10.13.4 update for macOS High Sierra is recommended for all users, and was emitted at the end of March promising to 'improve stability, performance, and security of your Mac.' But geek support sites have started filling up with people ...
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Like most folks who wear its clothing or use its outdoor gear, The North Face is a big fan of our national parks. This week, the company announced a new way it’s helping […] The post The North Face Turned Recyclables From National Parks Into Clothing appeared first on...
    Geek - Apr 20, 11:15 PM
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ThinkGeek really dubbed this zipper hoodie the ‘What Natasha Wears Around The House.’ And I have to say if she did take a day off, Tash-Tash would pretty dang snug in this terrycloth […] The post GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Casual Spy Wear appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - Apr 20, 11:15 PM
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Microsoft continued its gradual push toward making the Xbox One more like PCs by announcing it will soon support compatible 120Hz displays for its game console platform.The new additions will be added within the coming weeks, Microsoft said in a blog post on Friday....
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Stanford neuroscientist David Eagleman invented the Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST), a wearable tactile display that translates myriad kinds of information, from speech to sounds to digital data, into patterns of vibrations on the skin. The device was inspired by...
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In suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and others over the hack of its systems in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has also filled in important timeline details.
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Palantir, a data-mining company created by Peter Thiel, is aiding government agencies by tracking American citizens using the War on Terror, Bloomberg reports. From the report: The company's engineers and products don't do any spying themselves; they're more like a spy's...
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My friend Craig Yoe, who is one of the most-knowledgeable comic book historians alive, edited an anthology of old comic book stories about the dangers of marijuana, called Reefer Madness. It came out today! These were the kind of sensationalists comic books Jeff Sessions...
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In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the 'pigeon camera.' Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter timer, to his own homing pigeons and let them fly. For most people, the birds' photos provided a previously unseen view on...
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