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"Maybe It"s a Piece of Dust"

An anonymous reader shares a report: I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer's black screen as my Genius multi-tasked helping another customer with her iPad. M.....»»

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The Internet Is Ripe With In-Browser Miners and It"s Getting Worse Each Day

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Ever since mid-September, when Coinhive launched and the whole cryptojacking frenzy started, the Internet has gone crazy with in-browser cryptocurrency miners, and new sites that offer similar services.....»»

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Amazon"s Next Big Bet is Letting You Communicate Without a Smartphone, Says Alexa"s Chief Scientist

An anonymous reader shares a report: The next big function to take off on Amazon's Echo devices will be voice or video calling -- which is a way Alexa can reduce the need to have your smartphone on your at all times, said Rohit Prasad, VP and Head Sc.....»»

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Tribal "Sovereign Immunity" Patent Protection Could Be Outlawed

AnalogDiehard writes: The recent -- and questionable -- practice of technological and pharmaceutical companies selling their patents to U.S. native Indian tribes (where they enjoy "sovereign immunity" from the inter partes review (IPR) process of the.....»»

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Chrome 62 Released With OpenType Variable Fonts, HTTP Warnings In Incognito Mode

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier today, Google released version 62 of its Chrome browser that comes with quite a few new features but also fixes for 35 security issues. The most interesting new features are support for OpenType variable fonts, the.....»»

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Over 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due To Contaminated Cells

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Alert: Researchers warn that large parts of biomedical science could be invalid due to a cascading history of flawed data in a systemic failure going back decades. A new investigation reveals more than.....»»

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SpaceX"s Reusable Rockets Win US Air Force General"s Endorsement

As the military looks to drive down costs, the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command said he's "completely committed" to launching future missions with recycled rockets like those championed by SpaceX's Elon Musk. "It would be 'absolutely foolish' not.....»»

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Peer Pressure Forced Whales and Dolphins To Evolve Big Brains Like Humans, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The human brain has evolved and expanded over millennia to accommodate our ever-more-complex needs and those of our societies. This process is known as "encephalization" and has given us the big brain.....»»

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Russian Troll Factory Paid US Activists To Fund Protests During Election

bestweasel writes: The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling, but interestingly, this one comes from a respected Russian news source, the RBC. From the report: "Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine activists.....»»

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ZTE Launches Axon M, a Foldable, Dual-Screened Smartphone

ZTE's new Axon M is a full-featured smartphone with a hinge that connects two full-size displays, making the Axon M a flip phone of sorts. "Its front screen is a 5.2-inch, 1080p panel, it has last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM,.....»»

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EA Shuts Down Visceral Games, Shifting Development On Its Star Wars Game

Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Battlefield Hardline and Dead Space, is being shut down by EA. The Star Wars game in development at Visceral will be revamped and moved to a different studio. Kotaku reports: "Our Visceral studio has been.....»»

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"Significant" Number of Equifax Victims Already Had Info Stolen, Says IRS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The IRS does not expect the Equifax data breach to have a major effect on the upcoming tax filing season, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, adding that the agency believes a "significant" numb.....»»

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Android Oreo Helps Google"s Pixel 2 Smartphones Outperform Other Android Flagships

MojoKid highlights Hot Hardware's review of Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones: Google officially launched it's Pixel 2 phones today, taking the wraps off third-party reviews. Designed by Google but manufactured by HTC (Pixel 2) and LG (.....»»

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Google Maps Ditches Walking Calorie Counter After Backlash

Following online backlash, Google is removing a planned feature in Maps that shows you how many calories you'd burn when in walking mode. Google's attempt to promote a healthy lifestyle caused a number of people to lambast the feature on Twitter, cla.....»»

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Netflix, Amazon, Movie Studios Sue Over TickBox Streaming Device

Movies studios, Netflix, and Amazon have teamed up to file a lawsuit against a streaming media player called TickBox TV. The device in question runs Kodi on top of Android 6.0, and searches the internet for streams that it can make available to users.....»»

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Intel Aims To Take on Nvidia With a Processor Specially Designed for AI

An anonymous reader shares a report: In what looks like a repeat of its loss to Qualcomm on smartphones, Intel has lagged graphics chip (GPU) maker Nvidia in the artificial intelligence revolution. Today Intel announced that its first AI chip, the Ne.....»»

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Traditional PC Sales Continue To Slide

Sales of traditional PCs continue to decline, although the overall PC market is likely to grow slightly next year. From a report: Traditional PC shipments are forecast to drop by nearly eight percent this year, and another 4.4 percent in 2018, predic.....»»

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Companies Overlook Risks in Open Source Software, Survey Finds

An anonymous reader shares a report: Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should.....»»

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Toronto To Be Home To Google Parent"s Biggest Smart City Project Yet

Sidewalk Labs, the smart city subsidiary of Alphabet (the parent company of Google) with the stated goal of "reimagining cities from the Internet up," now has a very big sandbox in which to conduct its high-tech experiments. From a report: That's obv.....»»

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Tesla Employees Detail How They Were Fired, Claim Dismissals Were Not Performance Related

New submitter joshtops shares a CNBC report: Tesla is trying to disguise layoffs by calling the widespread terminations performance related, allege several current and former employees. On Friday, the San Jose Mercury News first reported that Tesla h.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopOct 17th, 2017Related News