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Heavy Drinkers May Not Handle Alcohol As Well As They Think

Heavy social drinkers may think they have a high "tolerance" for alcohol, but a new study shows otherwise......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceApr 21st, 2017

City of Portland may subpoena Uber for details on Greyball program

 The Rose City isn’t happy with Uber… again. After the company failed to turn over details on its deeply sketchy “Greyball” software by Portland’s deadline, the city may seek to compel Uber to hand it over with a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: IT Security in Australia, 2017

"2016 has been a record high when it comes to breaches at both the global and local levels, which is pushing Australian organisations to gain awareness on their assets, the risks to which they are exposed to, as well as on how to mitigate the loss of.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News1 hr. 21 min. ago

If You Think Minimalism Is Only About Having Fewer Stuff, You Don"t Really Understand It

If You Think Minimalism Is Only About Having Fewer Stuff, You Don"t Really Understand It.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated News1 hr. 49 min. ago

Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

An anonymous reader writes: "Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those devices to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan," reports Bleeping Computer. Researchers say they've ide.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 57 min. ago

Watch hunks of metal and glass become a camera lens in incredible DIY video

Think lenses are expensive? Watch how meticulous the process is as this inventor crafts his own Pretzeval, basically from scratch. He even cuts and shapes the glass himself and turns a big piece of metal into the barrel. The post Watch hunks of metal.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Here’s an explanation on MHL and how it works with your TV

There are more ways to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV than you might think. Check out our rundown of MHL for everything you need to know about the wired protocol and its convenient features that can take your phone or tablet up a notch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

Founders not totally closing up shop, will “start tinkering around” for a while. Enlarge / Tyler Droll, CEO of Yik Yak (L) and Brooks Buffington, COO, of Yik Yak, won the Fastest Rising Startup award at the TechCrunch 8th Annual Crunchies Aw.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 41 min. ago

Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments

 Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app. But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable dataset for training convolutional neural networks probably wasn’t top of their list when they signed up.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 13 min. ago

Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

 Yik Yak cofounders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app allowed people to connect with other users withi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 29 min. ago

New York Times Columnist Has a Few Thoughts About People Who Believe in Climate Change 

It’s time to talk about climate change. Because Bret Stephens wants to. Stephens, as you may know, is the recently hired New York Times columnist known for holding ugly, entirely unremarkable ideas (Black Lives Matter is “thuggish,” there’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

Faster Networks Push Interface Development

Rambus' memory and interface portfolio, including its recently launched 56G SerDes PHY, is being guided by long-reach backplane requirements for 400 GB Ethernet applications, as well as 5G wireless networks.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs

Microsoft’s feature for connecting you to close friends, known as My People, may have been cut from the Creators Update, but it has resurfaced as part of the latest Windows Insider build (16184) for Windows 10 PCs.With the Creators Update finis.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

A Tech Bro Charged Thousands for an Island Getaway That Turned Into The Hunger Games [UPDATED] 

The distance between expectation and reality makes fools of us all, but it made the well-heeled attendees of an exclusive music festival in the Bahamas look particularly moronic late Thursday night. For tickets that started at $1,200 and went as high.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

Should You Bring a Llama to Your Wedding?

Weddings have seen some interesting trends over the last few years, ranging from bridal diapers to Taco Bell matrimonies. With the rise of FOMO-inducing platforms like Instagram, it’s simply not good enough to be in love with someone—your love ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

AI can now duplicate anyone"s voice based on just one minute of training

Do you remember the cool Mission Impossible tech that lets Tom Cruise’s character mimic the voice of any other character? Well, a Montreal-based startup called Lyrebird just invented it for real. The post AI can now duplicate anyone's voice ba.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

Protecting your PDFs with a password is easier than you think, and you don’t even have to pay

Do you need to secure a PDF from prying eyes? This guide provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to password protect it so that no one can mess with your precious docs. The post Protecting your PDFs with a password is easier than you think.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

Game Max Onyx RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Today is a very exciting day here at eTeknix HQ, as we’re taking a look at our very first Game Max chassis! The Onyx is already a popular product, having sound quite well, we’re eager to see what all the fuss is about. With a focus on com.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago

Optane Memory

"I knew XPoint was going to enable all sorts of performance gains to storage systems, but I honestly did not expect Optane Memory to net such large benefits and to do it so well. While previous hybrid/caching technologies have been decent,.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago

BIOSTAR RACING X370GT7 AM4 Motherboard Review

"The RACING X370GT7 AM4 board from BIOSTAR does perform well and at the same time is being able to hold some decent system overclocks. The product does pack one of the latest Realtek (Dragon) Gigabit LAN controllers, which is accompanied by.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago

HyperX is making a foray into yet-unexplored gaming peripheral

HyperX is making a foray into yet-unexplored gaming peripheral territory today with its Pulsefire gaming mouse, a simple and software-free rodent. We put this mouse to the mat to see whether HyperX's keep-it-simple approach plays well with.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago