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Sunday March 10, 2019. 03:34 PM
An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat: Despite being championed as a decentralized form of money that puts individuals firmly in control of their own wealth, cryptocurrencies mostly remain the preserve of the super-rich and the super-nerdy. 1,000 Bitcoin wallets currently...
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schwit1 shared this article from the Guardian: In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods, which it...
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Saturday the Associated Press analyzed Mark Zuckerberg's new vision for Facebook as an encrypted 'privacy-focused communications platform.' [C]ritics say the announcement obscures Facebook's deeper motivations: To expand lucrative new commercial services, continue...
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In the state of Washington, the House has voted 89 to 7 to 'ditch the switch, bring the light, and defeat the dark night,' says one representative. KOMO reports: Changing the clocks twice a year impacts the body's natural rhythms and is associated with a spike in heart...
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dryriver quotes the BBC: A doctor in California told a patient he was going to die using a robot with a video-link screen. Ernest Quintana, 78, was at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont when a doctor — appearing on the robot's screen — informed him that he would die...
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Two associate professors of marketing recently shared research in the Harvard Business Review about how customer service is structured at at tech, travel, and finance companies: [O]ur research suggests that some companies may actually find it profitable to create hassles for ...
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An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch: As she sat in the airport with a one-way ticket in her hand, Tiffany Filler wondered how she would pick up the pieces of her life, with tens of thousands of dollars in student debt and nothing to show for it. A day earlier, she was...
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Saturday March 9, 2019. 11:34 PM
'Two popular smart alarm systems for cars had major security flaws that allowed potential hackers to track the vehicles, unlock their doors and, in some cases, cut off the engine,' reports CNET: The vulnerabilities could be exploited with two simple steps, security...
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'Japanese police have brought in, questioned, and charged a 13-year-old female student from the city of Kariya for sharing [links to] browser exploit code online,' writes ZDNet. An anonymous reader shares their report: The code was a mere prank that triggered an infinite...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Amazon appears to be helping fund anti-vaccine not-for-profit organizations through its charity arm, the AmazonSmile Foundation. The AmazonSmile fundraising program -- through which Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of a...
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America now has 206 confirmed cases of measles, its highest year-to-date number in over 25 years. Now USA Today reports on how Facebook is responding: In mid-February, Facebook told USA TODAY it had 'taken steps' to reduce fake health news and anti-vaxx posts and said it was ...
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A VPN researcher found that many Android VPN apps request access to sensitive permissions that they don't need, according to an article shared by WaitingForSupport. ZDNet reports: The study, carried out by John Mason from TheBestVPN.com, analyzed 81 Android apps available...
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'Baseball's potential future will be showcased in the independent Atlantic League this year, and it includes robot umpires...' reports ESPN, calling it part of 'a wide variety of experiments that the Atlantic League will run this season as part of its new partnership with...
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Apple is already running on 100% green energy, according to Fast Company. But Apple is still 'keen to show it's a good corporate citizen,' reports the Australian Financial Review: Apple's annual supplier responsibility report released on Thursday revealed 20 manufacturing...
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'For over a decade, VMware has been accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor,' reports ZDNet, adding that 'A German court has dismissed the case, but the struggle may not be over.' VMware stood accused of illegally using...
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PolygamousRanchKid quotes the BBC: Will Marshall's 'Planet' company operates the world's largest satellite imaging network, with 150 spacecraft able to fully picture Earth on a daily basis. He warns EU withdrawal will do immense harm to Britain's space industry. The UK will...
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The Guardian reports on what may happen next to British businesses and individuals who own.EU domains: There are about 340,000 registered British holders of these web addresses, and the government has urged them to make contingency plans as their web addresses will disappear ...
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With Google+ being shutdown in just a few weeks, the official Android Beta community announced that it will be leaving the dying social media site in exchange for Reddit. The group on Google+ was home to over 163,000 members. Android Police reports: The community's new home...
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By April 2020, a total of 11 public pools in Singapore will feature a state-of-the-art computer vision drowning detection system (CVDDS). The CVDDS uses a network of overhead infrared cameras to detect if anyone in the pool becomes unconscious while swimming. It reportedly...
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Jason Snell, writing for Six Colors: This week on the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP), John Siracusa floated the concept of a MacBook Hierarchy of Needs, a priority list of features for the next time Apple redesigns the MacBook line, as is rumored to happen later this year....
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