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Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2

Cities and states are trying to one-up each other, showing off their best features. Enlarge / Amazon's campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. (credit: Joel Rogers / Getty Images) Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entic.....»»

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Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says

Chief Security Officer described security report as a “very painful process.” Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass) Facebook is Struggling to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately secur.....»»

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Facebook is failing to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says

Chief Security Officer described security report as a “very painful process.” Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass) Facebook is failing to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately securing.....»»

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Scientists investigate why crows are so playful

New experiments reveal a complex link between crow play and tool use. Enlarge / A New Caledonian crow uses a serrated leaf edge to pull grubs out of a hole in a log. (credit: Mark Sibley) Crows share an interesting set of behaviors with humans.....»»

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Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft, but is GM on the way out?

The ride-hailing service is on the ups, but GM might be headed to Uber. Enlarge / A Lyft-branded car picks up a passenger in San Francisco on June 20, 2015. (credit: Ramin Talaie | Getty Images) In September, we found out that Alphabet was po.....»»

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Axon wants you (yes, you!) to submit photos, videos to police

Meet “Axon Citizen,” a new service from the company formerly known as Taser. Enlarge / An officer demonstrates Axon Citizen, a new Web portal to submit data to police. (credit: Axon) Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, either wants.....»»

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The Mac mini isn’t dead yet, says Tim Cook

Cook responded to a customer e-mail to say that the Mac mini still has a future. The 2014 Mac Mini. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) More than 1,000 days have passed since Apple updated its Mac mini hardware. Since then, Apple has launched the Appl.....»»

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Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials

Dissolving a metal in liquid metal leads to unusual chemical reactions. Enlarge / Droplets of a gallium/indium alloy. (credit: Collin Ladd, NC State University) The discovery of graphene—a one-atom-thick sheet of covalently bonded carbon ato.....»»

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Blue Origin just sent a jolt through the aerospace industry

"As Joe Biden would say, this is a BFD for the space industry." Enlarge / Frame from a short video of Blue Origin's hot fire engine test Wednesday. (credit: Blue Origin) New space company Blue Origin has spent the better part of this decade de.....»»

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Dealmaster: Dell XPS Tower desktop with 16GB of RAM for $620

Plus deals on a slew of laptops, TVs, and cameras. Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list includes the usual slew of PC and laptop discounts, including savings on.....»»

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Couple sues PG&E for negligence, says power lines caused wildfire

California Forestry Dept. has not yet ruled on an official cause for any of the fires. Enlarge / SANTA ROSA, CA -OCTOBER 14: The ruins of houses destroyed by the Tubbs Fire are seen near Fountaingrove Parkway on October 14, 2017 in Santa Rosa,.....»»

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$100 Internet bill became $340 for no reason, Frontier customer says

Overcharges continue for months despite customer service promising a fix. Enlarge / Man posing for stock image is really surprised by the size of his bill. (credit: Getty Images | sturti) Frontier Communications' purchase of FiOS and DSL netwo.....»»

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Frontier accused of overcharging ex-Verizon customers hundreds of dollars

Overcharges continue for months despite customer service promising a fix. Enlarge / Man posing for stock image is really surprised by the size of his bill. (credit: Getty Images | sturti) Frontier Communications' purchase of FiOS and DSL netwo.....»»

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Chronic gastrointestinal problems? Your dirty mouth may be partly to blame

The mouth microbes can spark haywire immune responses and are often drug resistant. Enlarge (credit: Media for Medical) Chronic intestinal disturbances may in part be handed down from above, according to a study published Thursday in Science......»»

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Judge shocked to learn NYPD’s evidence database has no backup [Updated]

All data would be lost if PETS’ DB2 server went down or data corrupted. (credit: See-ming Lee) As part of an ongoing legal battle to get the New York City Police Department to track money police have grabbed in cash forfeitures, an attorne.....»»

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Sonos One review: A better sounding smart speaker

Sonos may have undercut Apple's HomePod before it even launches. Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Sonos is finally girding itself for the smart speaker wars. With Amazon’s Echo line of speakers proving a surprise hit and the usage of digital as.....»»

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Google Fiber is now in Louisville thanks to new fiber deployment strategy

Microtrenching sped up work in Louisville during court battle over utility poles. Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) Google Fiber has begun taking signups in Louisville, Kentucky, after a tumultuous process involving lawsuits filed against the loc.....»»

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One of the original coding schools must pay $375k over employment claims

New York's Flatiron School was ordered to alter website, hit with a hefty fine. Enlarge (credit: Flatiron School) In recent years, dozens of coding schools and boot camps have opened up, promising that they can teach students enough software.....»»

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Denuvo’s DRM now being cracked within hours of release

Best-in-class service can't even provide a full day of protection these days. When we last checked in on the state of Denuvo copy protection in PC games, the latest version of the best-in-class DRM provider had provided about a month's worth of.....»»

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Sonos One review: A better sounding Echo, with some holes left to fill

Sonos may have undercut Apple's HomePod before it even launches. Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Sonos is finally girding itself for the smart speaker wars. With Amazon’s Echo line of speakers proving a surprise hit and the usage of digital as.....»»

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