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Monday January 7, 2019. 02:01 AM
It has taken almost four years but China's Lenovo Group has begun to see some rewards from the multibillion dollar acquisitions of IBM's commodity server business and Google's Motorola Mobility smartphone unit, with the company recently regaining the crown from HP as the...
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Albums sold on vinyl and cassette both saw a growth in sales according to BuzzAngle Music's End-Year Report profiling U.S. music industry consumption for 2018. From a report: Vinyl sales grew by just shy of 12% from 8.6 to 9.7 million sales, while cassette sales grew by...
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If the late 2018 deal that brought Apple Music to Amazon Echo speakers wasn't surprising enough, Samsung today announced a similar partnership with Apple for 2018 and 2019 Samsung Smart TVs: support for iTunes movies, iTunes TV shows, and AirPlay 2 will be coming in spring...
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Sunday January 6, 2019. 11:00 PM
Last year LG Display unveiled a rollable OLED TV prototype, which is reportedly becoming a real retail product in 2019. This year they're at it again with a giant 8K OLED set that doubles as a speaker and a weird flower sculpture made entirely of the flexible OLED panels....
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Google Drive has a pretty bad spam problem, and it seems Google doesn't care. Spammers can share files that automatically appear in your Drive, and there's no way to stop it. From a report: Google Drive's sharing system is the problem. Since it doesn't offer any sharing...
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The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco. From a report: The software's name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: AMD's early CES 2019 announcements brought us some updates on its laptop processors, which include a targeted attempt to capture some of the growing cheap Chromebook market, slightly faster mobile Ryzens and a promise to keep everyone's...
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An anonymous reader shared a report: Historically, Apple hasn't had an official presence at CES. It's not surprising given the company's success at hosting and hyping its own product launch events -- long before the iPod and iPhone brought Apple to the top of the technology...
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Growing smartphone and internet penetration across many African countries saw global streaming companies make a deeper play for audiences here this year. From a report: Netflix signaled its interest in Africa by hiring a content producer for the region and took on the...
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BitTorrent and TRON have an ambitious plan to improve the BitTorrent protocol. Not only will users be financially rewarded for seeding, but they can also pay for faster access. While this may sound good to some, we wonder how this rhymes with BitTorrent's fight for Net...
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Spending time looking at screens is not intrinsically bad for children's health, say the UK's leading children's doctors, who are advising parents to focus on ensuring their children get enough sleep, exercise and family interaction rather than clamping down on phones and...
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The 'Ocean Cleanup' project deployed a 2,000-foot floating debris trap in September near a drifting plastic patch in the Pacific Ocean that's twice as big as Texas. It broke. An anonymous reader quotes NPR: Invented by Boyan Slat when he was just 17, the barrier has so far...
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Why is Grindr being sued by Matthew Herrick, an aspiring actor working in a restaurant in New York? 'His former partner created fake profiles on the app to impersonate Herrick and then direct men to show up at Herrick's home and the restaurant where he worked asking for sex, ...
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The editors of Ars Technica have announced their annual 'Deathwatch' list, identifying 'companies, tech, and trends least likely to succeed in 2019.' An anonymous reader quotes their report: The past year has been an absolute freefall for Essential.... The market was...
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An anonymous reader quotes Electrek: In what is quickly becoming a problem for some Tesla drivers, pickup truck drivers have again taken over a Supercharger station and yelled profanities in what appears to be an act of protest against Tesla. Earlier this month, we reported...
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johnnyb (Slashdot reader #4,816) writes: Kurzweil's conception of 'The Singularity' has been at the forefront of the media conception of artificial intelligence for many years now. But how close is that to reality? Will AI's be able to design ever-more-powerful AIs? Eric...
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johnnyb (Slashdot reader #4,816) writes: Kurzweil's conception of 'The Singularity' has been at the forefront of the media conception of artificial intelligence for many years now. But how close is that to reality? Will AI's be able to design ever-more-powerful AIs? Eric...
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'The unprecedented power of the brain suggests that it may process information quantum-mechanically,' according to a new research paper. Long-time Slashdot reader time961 writes: Pavlo Mikheenko, a superconductivity researcher at the University of Oslo, has published a paper ...
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'General Motors is partnering with DoorDash to enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars,' reports VentureBeat. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The duo announced that a pilot delivery program will kick off in San Francisco in 'early 2019,' and will...
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Saturday January 5, 2019. 11:34 PM
'Medical crowdfunding has become a billion-dollar industry practically overnight, led by sites like GoFundMe,' reports Gizmodo, citing new research on its dark side: over a million dollars in donations 'funneled to ludicrous, unscientific treatments for life-threatening...
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