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 2018-04-18 23:37 

Tech Times

Scientists Create Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles That Can Lift 12,600 Times Their Own Weight...

It's super strong....

 2018-04-18 23:37 

GeekWire

Funding round raises $214 million for SpaceX so far — and it's far from finished...

News Brief: Last week we learned that SpaceX is looking to raise more than $500 million in a new Series I investment round, giving Elon Musk's space company an estimated valuation of $23.7 billion. Today, SpaceX says it's brought in $214 million s...

 2018-04-18 23:32 

BGR

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is looking for excuses to raise prices again...

After raising prices for the second times in two years last fall, Netflix was understandably cautious about its results for the first quarter in 2018. Higher prices might cause some existing users ......

 2018-04-18 23:30 

Digital Trends

This chessboard isn't haunted, it just moves the pieces on its own...

Chess player? Having trouble finding opponents? If chess apps don't cut it for you, Square Off is a smart chess board that lets you interact with a physical board, while connecting you with millions of players around the world. The post This chessboar...

 2018-04-18 23:29 

Mashable

Mysterious regulatory filing hints at new iPhone SE 2 models...

If you thought we'd seen the last of the iPhone SE, don't be so sure. Consomac (via MacRumors ) has spotted a filing from Apple to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing eleven never-before-seen model numbers. Each name refers to an iPhone...

 2018-04-18 23:26 

ZDNet

DNS is about to get into a world of trouble with GDPR...

ICANN, the group in charge of the Domain Name System, is in a deadlock with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation over the WHOIS database and that means there's internet trouble ahead....

 2018-04-18 23:26 

Wired

Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?...

The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to....

 2018-04-18 23:21 

GeekWire

TLDR: Amazon and Best Buy are BFFs, T-Mobile's military hiring push, 'Walk it out' with Rover...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.]...

 2018-04-18 23:21 

TechCrunch

iZettle expands from mobile payments into e-commerce and online sales for SMBs...
 2018-04-18 23:18 

Digital Trends

Porsche's Design Book One sale makes this luxury laptop more affordable...

With a $1,000 discount, the Porsche Design Book One is a designer laptop that dropped its designer price tag. The laptop is on sale through April 23, so if you want the unique form of the Book One, you can score a bargain. The post Porsche's Design Bo...

 2018-04-18 23:16 

Gizmodo

TaskRabbit is Back Online After Suspected Data Breach With Plans to Bolster Security...

TaskRabbit, the handyman-for-hire app, is back online after being intentionally taken down on Monday following an apparent data breach....

 2018-04-18 23:15 

GeekWire

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Almost 15 years after a $10 million competition gave a boost to private-sector spaceflight, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is kicking off another launch contest with a $10 million grand prize. ...

 2018-04-18 23:15 

Help Net Security

LocalBlox found leaking info on tens of millions of individuals...

LocalBlox, a US-based data technology company that "crawls, discovers, extracts, indexes, maps and augments data in a variety of formats from the web and from exchange networks" and ties it all together to create profiles on individuals that conta...

 2018-04-18 23:14 

PC Magazine

Amazon Prime Has Over 100 Million Members...

A lot of people like free two-day shipping on their Amazon.com purchases. On Wednesday, company CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the total subscriber count....

 2018-04-18 23:13 

TechCrunch

Data experts on Facebook's GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits...
 2018-04-18 23:10 

TechCrunch

SpaceX brings NASA's TESS to space and successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket...
 2018-04-18 23:10 

CNET

Qualcomm reportedly begins layoffs to cut $1B in costs...

Chipmaker in January promised to cut expenses to curry investor support against Broadcom's hostile takeover bid....

 2018-04-18 23:09 

ZDNet

Sony, Carnegie Mellon form partnership to research cooking robots...

The skills needed for food preparation and delivery could be applied to a number of other industries and tasks, Sony and CMU said....

 2018-04-18 23:01 

TechCrunch

BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation...
 2018-04-18 23:00 

Digital Trends

Will you buy a Pixelbook if it could boot into Windows and Chrome OS?...

Will the Pixelbook adopt Mac OS's support for dual-booting? Speculations that Windows 10 could finally boot on Google's Pixelbook went into high gear after code for the mysterious AltOS picker began appearing for Chrome OS. The post Will you buy a...

 2018-04-18 23:00 

Hackaday

Classic American Dial Phone Gets A GSM Makeover...

For sturdy utilitarianism, there were few designs better than the Western Electric Model 500 desk phone. The 500 did one thing and did it well, and remained essentially unchanged from the mid-1940s un......

 2018-04-18 23:00 

Gizmodo

HUD Reopens Investigation Into Facebook Over Alleged Housing Discrimination...

Citing new information that justifies further review, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has ordered an investigation into whether Facebook violated fair-housing laws reopened after a five-month freeze, an agency official told Gizmodo....

 2018-04-18 22:57 

The Next Web

Pornhub promised to ban 'deepfakes' videos. And it failed miserably....

In February, Pornhub announced it would no longer tolerate AI-generated pornography featuring the facial features of celebrities over the bodies of adult actresses. And it's kept its promise, except... not really. As Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel says...

 2018-04-18 22:57 

GeekWire

Amazon reports median wage of $28K in 2017 — here's why the number is so low...

The median compensation of Amazon's more than 566,000 global employees at the end of 2017 was $28,446, according to the company's annual proxy statement, much lower than its fellow tech giants. Amazon's global workforce today looks a lot more ...

 2018-04-18 22:56 

Ars Technica

OneNote desktop app end-of-lifed, replaced with Windows 10 UWP...

The desktop app will continue to receive bugfixes until 2025....

 2018-04-18 22:52 

The Next Web

Battlefield and Call of Duty's bandwagon royale must be stopped at all costs...

Rumors are swirling the upcoming games in the eternally-warring Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises will both contain a battle royale mode — and I have no doubt they'll both find some way to ruin it. Polygon yesterday broke the news that Cal...

 2018-04-18 22:52 

Engadget

SpaceX launches NASA's planet-finding spacecraft TESS...

NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler successor TESS is on its way to orbit. SpaceX has successfully launched the spacecraft after scrubbing its first attempt on Monday to review and analyze its guidance, navigation and control systems. The Falcon 9 rocke....

 2018-04-18 22:51 

CNET

SpaceX just sent TESS, NASA's new planet hunter, into space...

Elon Musk's rocket company launches a satellite designed to search for other Earths....

 2018-04-18 22:47 

The Register

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us...

Probe to see if Musk was up to something quite atrocious California's workplace safety monitor is investigating Tesla over the conditions at its main assembly plant.......

 2018-04-18 22:43 

Wired

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections...

Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules....

 2018-04-18 22:41 

Techdirt

There Are Several Good Reasons To End Entertainment Industry Subsidies, But Blasphemy Isn't One Of Them...

There are a lot of arguments to be made against subsidizing movie/TV studios. The best argument is this: the payouts to visiting studios rarely pay off for local taxpayers. Politicians love the side benefits -- rubbing elbows with producers, actors, and o...

 2018-04-18 22:39 

Engadget

Russia's Telegram ban is causing problems for Twitch...

According to multiple reports on Reddit and Twitter, Twitch has been blocked in Russia to some extent. This comes a day after the country's state communications regulator finally managed to silence the secure messaging app Telegram. To do so, the nat....

 2018-04-18 22:38 

VentureBeat

Jeff Bezos: Amazon Prime has more than 100 million members...

Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members around the world, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed in an annual letter sent to shareholders today. Amazon first began to extend Prime benefits to its customers......

 2018-04-18 22:37 

GeekWire

High standards and perfect handstands: Amazon's Jeff Bezos on the secret formula for success...

Jeff Bezos hasn't written his own business book, yet, but the Amazon CEO and founder has delivered enough lessons to fill multiple tomes in his annual letters to the Seattle's company's shareholders over the past two decades. His latest missiv...

 2018-04-18 22:37 

Tech Times

Tiny Shrimp And Krill Could Play A Mighty Role In Mixing Oceans...

Our tiny heroes....

 2018-04-18 22:34 

CNET

Facebook reportedly looking to design its own chip...

Social network may be joining the ranks of other tech giants seeking to reduce their dependence on chipmakers, Bloomberg reports....

 2018-04-18 22:31 

BGR

Amazon just revealed it has 100 million Prime subscribers...

While Apple tends to be notoriously secretive with respect to upcoming products and services, it has no problem telling the world what its product sales are. Amazon, oddly enough, tends to take the......

 2018-04-18 22:30 

USA Today

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Roku stock dives after Best Buy and Amazon partner to sell smart TVs...

Roku's shares plunged after Amazon and Best Buy announced plans to team up to sell smart TVs....

 2018-04-18 22:30 

TechCrunch

Can data science save social media?...
 2018-04-18 22:28 

The Verge

YouTuber Mars Argo is suing Poppy's creator for 'severe' abuse, ripping off her persona...

YouTuber Mars Argo is suing musician and internet persona Poppy and her creator, Titanic Sinclair, otherwise known as Corey Mixter. In court documents obtained by The Verge, Mars Argo, real name Brittany Sheets, alleges that in addition to enduring...

 2018-04-18 22:27 

VentureBeat

Underworld: Ascendant reminds me why I don't like immersive sims (spoiler: I'm bad)...

I could hear the developers and public relations pros from OtherSide Entertainment and 505 Games discussing my strategy just over my shoulder. In a conference room just beyond the confines of the P......

 2018-04-18 22:27 

Mashable

Parkland school survivors announce upcoming book: '#NEVERAGAIN'...

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February, several student survivors have become leading voices in the movement for gun control. Their advocacy has had an unprecedented effect on the national conversation. Through grassroots act...

 2018-04-18 22:23 

USA Today

[ Technology ]

Wayfair: New shopping holiday 'Way Day' coming April 25...

Wayfair is the latest company to self-declare its own holiday, which the company says will bring its lowest prices since Black Friday....

 2018-04-18 22:20 

Tech Times

Buffalo Wild Wings In Warren, Michigan Cleared After Employee Confirmed Hepatitis A...

Bring on the wings....

 2018-04-18 22:19 

TechRadar

Even Facebook is designing its own processors, says a new report...

Facebook is reportedly designing its own processors so as to reduce reliance on Intel and Qualcomm in its hardware efforts....

 2018-04-18 22:15 

Engadget

Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone...

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't ha...

 2018-04-18 22:13 

TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX launch NASA's new planet-hunting satellite here...
 2018-04-18 22:10 

The Register

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone...

Now for the last time, will you all please shift to IPv6?! You may have heard this one before, but we have now really run out of publicly available IPv4 address blocks.......

 2018-04-18 22:09 

Gizmodo

Is Facebook Planning to Build Its Own Chips to Create Better AI?...

If there are two things Facebook is notoriously bad at right now, it's maintaining the privacy of its users and developing cool Facebook-related hardware. Yet, according to a new job posting first noticed by Bloomberg, Facebook may start taking hardwa...

 2018-04-18 22:07 

Tech Times

Four-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Was Sworn In As Colorado Springs Police Officer...

What a brave little boy!...

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