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Friday November 9, 2018. 07:20 PM
The New York Times is digitizing millions of historical photos dating back to 1896. From a report: The NYT has a massive collection of photos dating back decades, and the plan is to digitize millions of images -- some dating back to the late nineteenth century -- to ensure...
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Veteran technology columnist Ed Bott writes: 'Windows as a service' sounded like a good idea in 2015, when Microsoft released Windows 10. But after a terrible October, Microsoft's Windows 10 problems continued in November. Yesterday, an unknown number of devices running...
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SpaceX has been granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to set up a vast network of thousands of low Earth orbit communication satellites. But the company has been tight-lipped about the project, known as Starlink. Mark Handley, University College...
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Built from the bottom up, synthetic cells and other creations are starting to come together and could soon test the boundaries of life. From a report: Researchers have been trying to create artificial cells for more than 20 years -- piecing together biomolecules in just the...
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YouTube wants to recommend things people will like, and the clearest signal of that is whether other people liked them. From a report: Pew found that 64 percent of recommendations went to videos with more than a million views. The 50 videos that YouTube recommended most...
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A number of readers have shared this report: Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the flames that forced the evacuation of an entire...
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Brian Krebs reports: A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that 'Informed Delivery,' a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all incoming mail, was likely to be abused by identity thieves and other fraudsters unless the USPS ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Disney's new streaming service will be called Disney+ and launch in late 2019, CEO Bob Iger announced on the company's earnings call Thursday. The service will also feature new, original shows and movies, including original...
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Vine's co-founder, Dom Hofmann, has been working on 'a follow-up to Vine' for over a year and we now know what the successor will be called and when it will be ready for the masses. According to The Verge, the 'proper sequel will be called Byte, and it's coming in spring...
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Microsoft has announced an agreement with Native Network to provide broadband internet access to nearly 73,500 people without service in rural communities in Montana and Washington. Great Falls Tribune reports: This is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which aims to...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm 'learn' paternal experiences via a mysterious mode of intercellular communication in which...
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Two AI anchors are joining China's state-run news agency Xinhua. 'The two anchors, one that speaks in English and another in Chinese, have the likeness of some of Xinhua's human anchors, but their voices, facial expressions and mouth movements are synthesized and animated...
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Micron is now producing its first LPDDR4X memory devices using its second-generation 10nm-class process technology. 'The new memory devices offer standard LPDDR4X data transfer rates of up to 4.266 Gbps per pin and consumes less power than earlier LPDDR4 chips,' reports...
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In an email to staff on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would overhaul its sexual harassment policies, 'meeting some of the demands of employees who organized historic walkouts across the globe,' the Guardian reports. 'Pichai said Google would end forced...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Cisco, the world's leading provider of top networking equipment and enterprise software, has released today 15 security updates, including a fix for an issue that can be described as a backdoor account. This latest patch marks...
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wiredmikey writes from a report via SecurityWeek: A vulnerability in systems operated by Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) -- the world's largest drone manufacturer -- allowed anybody in the world to have full access to a drone user's DJI account. A successful attacker would be...
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Thursday November 8, 2018. 11:50 PM
azcoyote shares a report from Reuters: Tesla director Robyn Denholm, a telecoms executive who has worked for Toyota, has been promoted to chairwoman of the electric car company, tasked with regulating billionaire Elon Musk's regime after months of turbulence. An Australian...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: Sprint has been slowing traffic to Microsoft's internet-based video chat service Skype, according to new findings from an ongoing study by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. Among leading U.S....
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Renowned British naturalist David Attenborough is lending his voice to 'Our Planet,' Netflix's big-budget wildlife series. From a report: The 92-year-old broadcaster has been synonymous with the BBC's natural history output for decades but will now provide the voiceover for...
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Cable and satellite TV providers lost about 1.1 million subscribers during the July to September period, the largest quarterly loss ever -- and the first time the industry lost more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter, according to media and telecommunications research...
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