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Friday March 8, 2019. 11:00 AM
AmiMoJo writes: Tesla has been selling 'full self-driving' capability since 2016, promising that 'you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere,' and that 'once it picks you up, you will be able to sleep, read or do anything else en route [sic] to your...
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Version 6.50 of the PlayStation 4's firmware now allows you to remotely play your PS4 games from an iPhone or iPad. 'To access it, you'll need to download the Remote Play app for your iOS device, and then pair it with your console,' reports The Verge. 'Compatible games can...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Facebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' on its social networks -- the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British...
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Longtime Slashdot reader Alok writes: High contamination in recycled garbage, such as plastic bags mixed in with the recyclable plastic waste, are causing major problems for sustainability efforts in U.S. This has been exposed as a big problem recently, due to recent...
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hackingbear writes: A suit filed by Huawei in Texas, where an American subsidy is located, this week is the latest maneuver in the Chinese telecommunications giant's global offensive against American pressure and persistent criticisms that it poses a national security risk....
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Amazon is closing all 87 of its U.S. pop-up kiosks, which let customers try and buy gadgets such as smart speakers and tablets in malls, Kohl's department stores and Whole Foods groceries. It's the latest change in Amazon's brick-and-mortar retail strategy. NPR reports:...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Members of Amnesty International say that Egyptian authorities are behind a recent wave of spear-phishing attacks that have targeted prominent local human rights defenders, media, and civil society organizations' staff. The...
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Google's bug-hunting researchers known as Project Zero have revealed a fresh zero-day vulnerability in macOS called 'BuggyCow.' 'The attack takes advantage of an obscure oversight in Apple's protections on its machines' memory to enable so-called privilege escalation,...
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Thursday March 7, 2019. 11:45 PM
Instagrammers love the colorful homes in Paris's Rue Cremieux. But residents of Rue Cremieux have now had enough and are calling on the city council to restrict access at certain times. From a report: Residents have asked the city council to provide a gate that can be closed ...
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Yesterday, Tesla launched the next generation Supercharger V3 with higher charging capacity, better efficiency, and more. The biggest new feature is the ability to deliver a new 250 kW of peak power thanks to an 'all-new liquid cooled cable design.' Electrek reports:...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, Philadelphia's mayor signed a bill that would ban cashless retail stores, according to The Morning Call. The move makes Philadelphia the first major city to require that brick-and-mortar retail stores accept...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Generative AI models have a propensity for learning complex data distributions, which is why they're great at producing human-like speech and convincing images of burgers and faces. But training these models requires lots of labeled data, ...
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Microsoft's Windows 10 is getting bigger. The operating system for desktop PCs, internet-connected devices and other systems is now running on more than 800 million devices. From a report: The total is up from 700 million as of September last year, and it suggests that the...
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Java has a problem -- the language and platform is evolving faster than ever, but many developers are stuck on the five-year-old Java 8. From a report: So why have developers not upgraded? Simply, Java 9 introduced major changes, including internal restructuring, new...
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Chinese smartphone maker Meizu generated some headlines in January after it unveiled Zero, a $1300 smartphone that doesn't have a headphone jack, or a charging port, or a physical SIM card slot, or any buttons, or a speaker grill. The company said it would make the phone...
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Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is rising, Pew Research said in a report published on Thursday. From the report: About three-quarters (74%) of Americans have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: All the bad press about Facebook might be catching up to the company. New numbers from Edison Research show an an estimated 15 million fewer users in the United States compared to 2017. The biggest drop is in the very desirable 12- to...
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MojoKid writes: Gaming enthusiasts and pro-gamers have believed for a long time that playing on high refresh rates displays with high frame rates offers a competitive edge in fast-action games like PUBG, Fortnite and Apex Legends. The premise is, the faster the display can...
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Research firm IDC projects: The smartphone market continues to be challenged and 2019 is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments. Worldwide smartphone volumes are forecast to fall by 0.8% in 2019 with volumes dipping to 1.39 billion....
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Google is expanding its Duplex reservation system to a total of 43 US states. It will work on Pixel phones in those 43 states, but it should be expanding to more Android phones and iPhones 'in the coming weeks.' From a report: To be clear, it's not quite the Duplex...
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