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 2016-06-29 13:00 

CNET

Amazon slashes prices on budget phones by half -- but there's a catch - CNET... +

Are you interested in a deal? You'll have to agree to see ads on your phone's lockscreen....

 2016-06-29 13:00 

CNET

Roku widens TV line with Hitachi - CNET... +

Hitachi's smart TVs soon will come with Roku's streaming-media boxes basically bundled inside....

 2016-06-29 12:55 

Digital Trends

Need new tech? Best Buy testing in-home consultations... +

Thinking about upgrading your home technology? Best Buy is testing in-home consults to help you get what you want. If you're OK with buying from Best Buy and need help choosing, this service can rescue you. The post Need new tech? Best Buy testing in-hom...

 2016-06-29 12:55 

The Inquirer

US Customs wants to know your Twitter handle... +

Details of online presence will be required on ESTA visa waivers and I94W entry forms...

 2016-06-29 12:53 

Digital Trends

Coffee not working? Try AI-generated music to help you focus... +

There are a lot of ways to increase your focus or get relaxed, but Brain.fm takes a different approach, using AI-generated music to put you in the right state of mind to work, relax, or take a power nap. The post Coffee not working? Try AI-generated music...

 2016-06-29 12:45 

Help Net Security

US artificial intelligence market set to surge... +

The artificial intelligence market in the US is projected to grow at a CAGR of 75% until 2021 on account of increasing AI technology adoption, according to TechSci Research. Major consumer electronic device manufacturers and platform providers such as App...

 2016-06-29 12:45 

Engadget

Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives August 2nd... +

Microsoft hasn't done the greatest job of keeping its Windows 10 Anniversary Update schedule a secret (it inadvertently spilled the beans on June 28th), but it's at last official: the upgrade arrives on August 2nd. It's free for anyone who ...

 2016-06-29 12:41 

The Register

Dixons, UK's fifth 'emergency service', brushes off Brexit scare stories... +

CEO: 'volatility inevitable' but look at our fiscal '16 financials, we are peerless Dixon Carphone - which, god help, us wants to become the fifth emergency service in the UK - this morning played down the personal impact of market “volatility” that a pos...

 2016-06-29 12:38 

Digital Trends

AT&T resuscitates the Nokia Lumia 1520 and its ludicrous price tag from the dead... +

AT&T saw fit to quietly reintroduce the Nokia Lumia 1520, a gargantuan Windows phone that AT&T first launched back in 2013. The carrier presumably brought back the phone because of the phone's update to Windows 10 Mobile. The post AT&T resu...

 2016-06-29 12:35 

Mashable

New Yorkers and Californians really want driverless cars, Volvo says... +

Volvo has found that eagerness for and acceptance of self-driving car technology varies widely from state to state....

 2016-06-29 12:30 

The Verge

This smart garden turned me into the laziest gardener ever... +

I love growing plants which doesnt mean Im good at it. I have one aloe vera named Bob that has survived my horrible gardening skills for four years now, but has been on the brink of dying......

 2016-06-29 12:28 

Engadget

Solve an FMV mystery with 'Her Story' on Android... +

It took a year, but Her Story, Sam Barlow's mystery game, has been ported to Android. Her Story is a full-motion video game where you're tasked with piecing together a story through watching short excerpts of interviews. The only mechanic you ha...

 2016-06-29 12:28 

The Inquirer

LevelDropper: Auto-rooting Android malware bypasses Google Play security... +

Threat stealthily installs apps to boost ad revenues...

 2016-06-29 12:26 

Digital Trends

Google may soon let you test your internet speed straight from search results... +

Responding to web users' growing interest in testing their internet speeds, Google is apparently looking to launch its own tool, embedding it at the top of searches for such a service. The post Google may soon let you test your internet speed straight fr...

 2016-06-29 12:20 

The Register

Bacon is not my vodka friend... +

Things you can't do in Oklahoma Bacon infused vodka may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but selling this improbable beverage in Oklahoma could land you in hot water.…...

 2016-06-29 12:16 

Paul Thurrott SuperSite for Windows

New Windows 10 Builds Shuffle Between Fast and Slow Rings for Testers... +

With just a little more than a month left until the release of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft continues to push to finalize the second major update to their nearly year old operating system. read more...

 2016-06-29 12:13 

The Verge

LG’s flexible pressure sensors could help chairs adjust themselves... +

LG's materials and components subsidiary, LG Innotek, has developed a new type of flexible, textile pressure sensor. The company has yet to commercialize the technology, but says it could be used......

 2016-06-29 12:11 

CNET

'Brexit' beats off 'porn' in search terms - CNET... +

Google Trends shows a rapid rise in searches for information related to the UK's vote to leave the EU....

 2016-06-29 12:05 

CNET

Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI - CNET... +

AI gets very technical, and quick. But you don't have to be an expert to understand the basic ideas....

 2016-06-29 12:04 

The Register

Lauri Love at risk of suicide if extradited to US, Brit court hears... +

Westminster Magistrates to decide if Feds can get their hands on alleged hacker Alleged hacker Lauri Love, of Stradishall, Suffolk, who is said to have hacked into a number of US government agencies' websites, is at risk of killing himself if British auth...

 2016-06-29 12:02 

Engadget

Google: Symantec antivirus flaws are 'as bad as it gets'... +

Products from Symantec that are supposed to protect users have made them much more open to attack, according to Google. Researcher Tavis Ormandy has spotted numerous vulnerabilities in 25 Norton and Symantec products that are "as bad as it gets,"...

 2016-06-29 12:00 

Wired

Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers... +

Every year, AIGA and Design Observer choose 50 books to honor for their well-designed covers. The post Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 12:00 

Wired

The Chicken and EEG Problem: Looking For a Humane Way to Kill Chickens... +

Animal welfare is tricky when you get into the details; it means, essentially, a bunch of humans sitting around considering what it feels like to be a chicken. The post The Chicken and EEG Problem: Looking For a Humane Way to Kill Chickens appeared first ...

 2016-06-29 12:00 

The Verge

Windows 10 will get its first major update on August 2nd, and it’s free... +

Microsoft is confirming today that it plans to ship its Windows 10 Anniversary Update to existing devices on August 2nd. The date slipped out by mistake yesterday, and it marks just over a year......

 2016-06-29 12:00 

The Verge

Microsoft is giving students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4 purchases... +

Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US. The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4......

 2016-06-29 12:00 

The Verge

Wi-Fi Alliance promises faster Wi-Fi in new products this year... +

The tech world is ready for better Wi-Fi, and this year we may start to get it. The Wi-Fi Alliance is today announcing an update to its certification program for modern Wi-Fi devices, which will......

 2016-06-29 12:00 

CNET

New Wi-Fi standard promises to speed up your wireless - CNET... +

Products that meet the new standard will have expanded high-speed features, such as MU-MIMO, quad-stream and faster channels....

 2016-06-29 12:00 

CNET

The advent of virtual humans - CNET... +

Sixty years after the term "artificial intelligence" was coined, AI is starting to take its place alongside people....

 2016-06-29 12:00 

CNET

Windows 10 Anniversary Update hits on August 2: What you need to know - CNET... +

It's been a year since Windows 10 arrived, and Microsoft has new features for it, including an always-listening Cortana and Hello for website logins....

 2016-06-29 12:00 

PC Magazine

Building a World Class Airport for the Next Jet Age... +

LAX has been getting a major tech overhaul in recent years; PCMag got a sneak peek....

 2016-06-29 11:50 

Digital Trends

Lyft reportedly completed a record 12.7M rides in May... +

In a leaked investor update, mustached ride-sharing service Lyft reportedly completed 12.7 million rides in May, a company record for any month. Lyft also set records in other spheres, such as number of unique riders. The post Lyft reportedly completed a ...

 2016-06-29 11:42 

The Verge

Roccat's frameless Suora keyboard looks good and plays great... +

My Dota 2 record since switching to the Roccat Suora keyboard is 11-2. It's not that those hard-earned victories were caused by the keyboard (any more than Michael Jordan's superhuman airtime was......

 2016-06-29 11:42 

The Register

Brexit, schmexit: BT and Oracle join hands for a cloudy tryst... +

But partnerships not the same as winning new biz – analyst BT has hopped into bed with Oracle in a deal that promises to provide the underlying network connectivity for Oracle’s hybrid cloud.…...

 2016-06-29 11:40 

Digital Trends

Turkey clamps down on Facebook and Twitter following deadly airport attack... +

Following the attacks on Istanbul Atatrk Airport, the Turkish government imposed severe throttling on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Some consider such throttling a form of censorship. The post Turkey clamps down on Facebook and T...

 2016-06-29 11:40 

The Inquirer

Western Digital's SanDisk launches its 'fastest' 256GB microSD card... +

Comes in premium non-Premium Edition and non-premium Premium Edition...

 2016-06-29 11:30 

The Verge

First Click: Take a look back at tech history with this simple trick... +

Did you know that ten years ago today Google launched its ill-fated Checkout service? Or that nine years ago today people were queuing up to buy the very first generation iPhone? Were you aware......

 2016-06-29 11:18 

Digital Trends

Hotkeys saves tons of time in Photoshop, and here's proof... +

If your knowledge of keyboard shortcuts ends with Command-Z or Control-Alt-Delete, you need to watch this video. For here is proof that using hotkeys is superior than relying on a mouse. The post Hotkeys saves tons of time in Photoshop, and here's pr...

 2016-06-29 11:17 

The Register

Lenovo HPC bounces back after IBM spinoff... +

High performance biz has grown... and customers.. well, they're a little different When IBM sold off its System x division to Lenovo Group in the fall of 2014, some big supercomputing centers in the United States and Europe that were long-time customers o...

 2016-06-29 11:13 

The Inquirer

Boffins discover way to pack more quantum computing power into a smaller space... +

Demonstrates the potential use of atoms as the building blocks of circuits...

 2016-06-29 11:09 

CNET

Donald Trump is spamming foreign politicians asking for money - CNET... +

British and Australian MPs have given short shrift to the fundraising emails, which appear to breach US electoral rules....

 2016-06-29 11:05 

Engadget

Abduct four pals for couch co-op in PS4's 'Alienation'... +

What's better than mowing down (virtual) alien hordes with a buddy sitting right next to you? When it comes to video games, not much. That's why the fine Finnish folks at developer Housemarque are adding local co-op to the top-down, xenophobic s...

 2016-06-29 11:04 

Digital Trends

Digital Bolex turns out to be a digital bust, sales will end June 30... +

The D16 was the worlds first crowdsourced cinema camera, and despite the company's inability to keep the project going, the Digital Bolex team proved that it could be done -- and that is no small feat. The post Digital Bolex turns out to be a digital bust...

 2016-06-29 11:03 

The Register

Plymouth 'animal rights' teen admits Florida SeaWorld cyber attack... +

Yet denies sending bomb threat hoax Tweets to US airlines A British teenager has admitted taking part in cyber-attacks against Florida's SeaWorld theme park and Devon and Cornwall Police.…...

 2016-06-29 11:01 

Hackaday

The Citadel is the King of Knex Builds.... +

Following one's passion can lead to amazing results. Sometimes this results in technological marvels; other times, one marvels at the use of the technology. An exemplary display of the latter is The C......

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Wired

AI Fighter Pilot Beats a Human, But No Need to Panic (Really)... +

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have designed an AI fighter pilot that can take on the real thing. The post AI Fighter Pilot Beats a Human, But No Need to Panic (Really) appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Wired

That Dire Helium Shortage? Vastly Inflated... +

Researchers found a huge pocket of helium in Tanzania. That's great, but it won't fix the global helium shortage...because there isn't one. The post That Dire Helium Shortage? Vastly Inflated appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Wired

Porsche’s New Panamera Is Your Family-Friendly Supercar... +

The new Panamera is sleeker and more refined, with enough enhancements to push it into the supercar stratosphere. The post Porsche's New Panamera Is Your Family-Friendly Supercar appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Wired

Live Tapings Are Helping Make Podcasts A Little Less … White... +

Bringing a more diverse audience together in real life, one solitary listener at a time. The post Live Tapings Are Helping Make Podcasts A Little Less ... White appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Wired

Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk... +

A tribute to office drones and take out everywhere. The post Here’s How Sad You Look When You Eat Lunch at Your Desk appeared first on WIRED....

 2016-06-29 11:00 

Gizmodo

Satya Nadella Has Come Up With His Own AI Safety Rules... +

One side effect of talking about the risk of killer robots so much is that everyone is now rushing to assure us exactly how they would prevent this. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the latest to reassure us, in an extremely vague way....

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