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Streaming ‘Pirate’ Video is Illegal, High Court Judge Says

When users stream illegal content from an illegal source, rightsholders insist that's copyright infringement. However, the EU Commission notes that it's probably not an offense, a stance recently supported by Trading Standards in the UK. Interestingl.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakMar 20th, 2017

Intel will bolster high-end processor lineup with Xeon Gold and Platinum series

Intel is launching the Xeon Gold and Platinum CPUs, which represent the company's high-end flagship processors. The lineup includes a few new processors, but what they have in common is high clock speeds and high core counts. The post Intel will bols.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News36 min. ago

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

 Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s re.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News48 min. ago

Ars Technica Live: Why it’s important to defend hackers, even the not nice ones

Lawyer Mark Jaffe has represented weev, Matthew Keys, and Deric Lostutter. Ars Live #12, filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link)On June 13, 2017, Mark Jaffe is set to appear before the 9th US Circuit Court of.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 3 min. ago

United Kingdom testing durable roads made of recycled plastic

Scottish startup MacRebur has developed technology for creating high-quality asphalt out of recycled plastic, which would otherwise be headed straight for landfills. And it's already being tested on roads in the U.K. The post United Kingdom testing d.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 11 min. ago

Smartphone shipments are still on the rise, says IDC

Samsung topped Apple for the title of "world's largest smartphone vendor" during the first quarter, according to IDC's latest data......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos

 Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting — the common practice of stealing someone your video and uploading it to their Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth. Today’s update to the Facebook Rights Ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Google brings ‘Hamilton’ experiences to students in the theater and virtual reality

 Yesterday, Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. All of this was possible thanks to an $800,000 grant from the company whic.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 27 min. ago

Emilia Clarke Says Talking Han Solo Film "Scarier" Than GoT

While Clarke remained tight-lipped on her role, she said Alden Ehrenreich is "magnificent" as young Han Solo. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shared a few words about her involvement in the upcoming Han Solo movie, saying that discussing Di.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Ancient Sea Monster with 50 Legs Discovered in Canada | Video

A marine creature dating to 508 million years ago, with two claws and 50 legs, is the first known arthropod on record to have mandibles......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Facebook finally lets creators claim ad revenue when their videos are stolen

Facebook is cracking down on video pirates. The social network updated its policy on Thursday to allow original creators to claim any ad revenue made when other users steal their videos for clicks — a practice known as "freeboating."  SEE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Police story differs from videos of man dragged from United flight [Updated]

Roughed up passenger and United strike an out-of-court settlement. Enlarge UPDATE April 27: United Airlines and the roughed-up passenger have agreed to an undisclosed, out-of-court settlement. Original story from April 25: Aviation authori.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Throttling of websites and online services might help customers, FCC says

The FCC will now take your comments on whether to kill net neutrality. (credit: Elliott Brown) You can now start filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. The FCC today opened the d.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Wild Snow Leopards Snuggle On-Camera | Video

Camera traps in China recently captured a trio of snow leopards snuggling and relaxing under a shady tree......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Facebook is going after propaganda — here"s how

Five months after the U.S. presidential election, Facebook is elaborating on its plan to stem the flow of propaganda through its platform — even though it still says fake news on Facebook in 2016 was "marginal" compared to total political discu.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

BlackBerry KEYone sales delayed a month to meet demand, TCL CEO says

Enterprise customers eager to get their hands on the new BlackBerry KEYone, with its old-fashioned hardware keyboard, will have to wait another month until its May 31 release.The delay isn't expected to hurt sales much, analysts said, partly becau.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

"The Chances" is breaking new ground for TV, and it"s about time

File this one under "this shouldn't be a big deal, but..."  AMC-backed streaming service Sundance Now has given its first ever straight-to-series order to The Chances, a show centered around two best friends: Kate (Shoshannah Stern), who is adju.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Bits: Daily Report: Time For Another Net Neutrality Fight

The F.C.C.’s chairman said high-speed internet access should no longer be regulated like a utility, reversing an Obama administration initiative......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Tech employees quit their jobs mostly because of unfair work environments, study says

 Life isn’t fair. Work’s not fair. Tech isn’t fair. So it’s no surprise that unfairness or mistreatment is the most frequently cited reason for leaving a job in tech, according to the Kapor Center for Social Impact’.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services

 Google is today launching an update for iOS users that will make it easier to find media content – like TV shows, movies and songs –  on various streaming services and content marketplaces, including iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Video,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 27 min. ago

Barry, Dave, Bob? More startups ‘humanize’ their offerings

 Naming companies is a daunting task, as anyone who does it for a living can attest. “It’s difficult to criticize a name,” says S.B. Master, a Berkeley, Ca.-based founder who has launched two naming companies in her career. .....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 3 min. ago