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 2016-07-28 13:50 

Digital Trends

FarmBot DIY agriculture robot promises to usher in the future of farming... +

FarmBot is a DIY, open source agriculture robot that is completely adaptable to any precision farming setup. It lets the environmentally conscious create sustainable farming solutions in their own backyards without industrial equipment. The post FarmBot D...

 2016-07-28 13:47 

TechCrunch

Apples Phil Schiller named to the board of DNA sequencing company Illumina... +

Illumina is one of the leading companies when it comes to DNA sequencing. And today, the company is announcing that Apples Senior Vice President of.....

 2016-07-28 13:47 

The Inquirer

Cortana removal will not be tolerated in Windows 10 Anniversary Update... +

Where is your browser ballot now, citizen?...

 2016-07-28 13:46 

PC Magazine

Tumblr Will Pay to Run Ads on Your Blog... +

Tumblr is still working out details of the ...

 2016-07-28 13:43 

Gizmodo

The Terrifying Reason This Star Flickers Every Two Minutes... +

Some 380 light years away in the constellation Scorpius lies a star that has puzzled astronomers for over 40 years. Called AR Scorpii, the star flashes brightly and fades again every couple minutes, like a lightbulb on a dimmer switch. Now, astronomers ha...

 2016-07-28 13:42 

The Verge

Nvidia's best graphics card isn't for gaming... +

Nvidias had a year so far. Both its GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards brought the gamers to the yard and then it announced its impressive Titan X. Its been a good year. Continuing that streak, the......

 2016-07-28 13:41 

Digital Trends

A plane just flew around the world without a single drop of fuel. Let that sink in for a minute... +

What is next for the Solar Impulse plane and it Swiss founders now that they've completed their historic solar-powered flight? We will give you a hint before spilling the beans -- the future does not include the word retirement. The post A plane just flew...

 2016-07-28 13:38 

PC Magazine

Apple Sells Billionth iPhone Amidst Sluggish Overall Sales... +

While Cupertino celebrates this milestone, Strategy Analytics reported ...

 2016-07-28 13:37 

TechCrunch

Twitters stickers go live for all... +

Everyone else has stickers, so why not Twitter? Making good on its promises last month that it would soon be launching a new way for users to decorate the.....

 2016-07-28 13:35 

The Inquirer

Hackers spreading Chthonic Zeus malware via 'legitimate' PayPal emails... +

Banking trojan spearheading campaign via PayPal money request feature...

 2016-07-28 13:33 

PCWorld

Samsungs gargantuan 15TB SSD can be yoursfor $10,000... +

Samsungs industry-leading 15.36TB solid-state drive (SSD) began shipping to system makers back in March; now its showing up on reseller websites with a price tag of around $10,000. At least one retail website offers it for bargain basement price of $9,690...

 2016-07-28 13:30 

Help Net Security

Review: True Key for iOS... +

I’ve been using 1Password for years &#-; both their desktop and mobile products. Altough it works fine, I was curious to see what are the alternatives I can use on my iPhone. After some hits and misses, I’ve installed the True Key personal ...

 2016-07-28 13:30 

CNET

Tired of carrier fees? Republic Wireless now sells Wi-Fi-centric Galaxy S7s - CNET... +

The Wi-Fi first network will now carry the Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Nexus 6P, Motorola Moto G4 and more....

 2016-07-28 13:30 

PC Magazine

Republic Wireless Adds New Phones But Boosts Price... +

Republic Wireless just launched a slew of desirable new phones, but service plan prices are going up....

 2016-07-28 13:30 

Engadget

ICYMI: Robot spiders can patch an airship during flight... +

Today on In Case You Missed It: Lockheed Martin is unveiling a new hybrid airship in a couple years (a la Hindenburg) but is first addressing any potential tears in the hull by creating magnetic robots they call spiders, which can crawl over the......

 2016-07-28 13:29 

Digital Trends

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time... +

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. The post...

 2016-07-28 13:29 

Techdirt

After Ripping Off Cities, States For Years, Verizon Makes Some Familiar Broadband Promises To Boston... +

We've long discussed how Verizon has a bit of a pattern of getting billions in tax breaks and subsidies in exchange for fiber broadband it only half deploys. State after state, city after city, Verizon gets politicians to sign off on cozy deals that effec...

 2016-07-28 13:28 

Gizmodo

Space Threw Something at California Last Night [Update]... +

Around 9:30pm last night, residents of Northern California began reporting bright lights in the sky that could be seen as far away as Las Vegas. So far no one has any idea what they were....

 2016-07-28 13:24 

The Register

Avnet sees Dätwyler's bid for Raspberry Pi slinger, raises to £868m... +

Americans arrive late to spoil German acquisition of Premier Farnell Avnet, the American technical component distributor, has come in at the 11th hour to outbid an existing offer for Premier Farnell, distributors of the Raspberry Pi.…...

 2016-07-28 13:22 

Mashable

First Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ad hints at water resistance... +

Can we just have the specs already, Samsung?...

 2016-07-28 13:18 

PCWorld

Oracle to buy cloud provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion... +

Oracle has entered into anagreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business software packages, for US$9.3 billion.The NetSuite package of products is comple...

 2016-07-28 13:15 

Help Net Security

Cybersecurity talent crisis continues, technical skills in high demand... +

Intel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has released a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. 82 percent of responde...

 2016-07-28 13:14 

TechCrunch

Cronycle raises $2.6m for its news-meets-collaboration platform... +

Youre an analyst or business person who needs to constantly monitor important topics relevant to your sector and constantly switching between multiple.....

 2016-07-28 13:12 

The Inquirer

Java yields to C as top languages reveal the new face of programming... +

Cobol? Still? Really?...

 2016-07-28 13:10 

Engadget

Facebook will refund app and game purchases made by minors... +

Parents, take note: if your child bought in-app or in-game purchases on Facebook without your knowledge or consent, you can get your money back. A California court has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit originally filed by two......

 2016-07-28 13:05 

TechCrunch

Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B... +

Oracle will acquire NetSuitefor about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite's.....

 2016-07-28 13:03 

The Register

QLC flash is tricky stuff to make and use, so here's a primer... +

Readin', writin' and a-bit-matic QLC flash primer Quad-level cell (QLC) flash stores 4 bits per NAND cell and is very tricky stuff to use, far trickier than TLC (3 bits/cell) which is harder to user than 2 bits/.cell MLKC which, you guessed it, is more di...

 2016-07-28 13:01 

TechCrunch

CoFoundersLab gobbles up FounderDating because 1+1=3... +

Got a bright idea for a company, but need a co-founder? You're about to start walking down a really complicated path, fraught with dangers behind every turn......

 2016-07-28 13:00 

Help Net Security

Infection Monkey: Test a network from an attacker’s point of view... +

Infection Monkey, a tool designed to test the resiliency of modern data centers against cyber attacks, was developed as an open source tool by GuardiCore’s research group. “Traditional testing tools are no longer able to effectively detect vul...

 2016-07-28 13:00 

CNET

MyScript will soon make your devices more handwriting-friendly - CNET... +

The company's new Interactive Ink addition to its popular embedded handwriting recognition engine provides some really useful-looking tools to streamline digital notetaking....

 2016-07-28 13:00 

CNET

20 most useful Alexa skills - CNET... +

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of skills and third-party support....

 2016-07-28 13:00 

CNET

Change your mind about Windows 10? Here's how you can roll back - CNET... +

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows you a quick way to roll back to your previous version of Windows if you just completed an in-place upgrade to Windows 10. Or, if you're completely happy with Windows 10, how to regain the storage space occupied by the previo...

 2016-07-28 13:00 

The Verge

Werner Herzog learns the origins of the internet in this clip from Lo and Behold... +
 2016-07-28 13:00 

Gizmodo

Apollo Astronauts Are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems... +

Jim Irwin, Apollo 15. Donn Eisele, Apollo 7. Ronald Evans, Apollo 17. Wally Schirra, Apollo 7. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11. These are all Apollo astronauts who died of heart attacks or related complications. All told, 43 percent of deceased astronauts from ...

 2016-07-28 13:00 

Tom's Hardware

Acer Predator XB321HK 32-inch Ultra HD G-Sync Monitor Review... +

Today were looking at Acers latest flagship gaming monitor, the Predator XB321HK. Sporting a 32-inch IPS screen, G-Sync and premium build quality; it looks like just the thing for a cost-no-object gaming rig....

 2016-07-28 12:58 

Gizmag

Dubai's skyscraper rainforest will create its own tropical climate ... +

The concept of a skyscraper containing a rainforest sounds almost too absurd to entertain, even for Dubai. It's no longer a concept, though, with work on the Rosemont Hotel and Residences having now started. And the development is even more dripping with ...

 2016-07-28 12:57 

Ars Technica

Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and theyre all over the Web)... +

No, it's not only yousome user interfaces today intentionally want to confuse and enroll....

 2016-07-28 12:51 

Digital Trends

The Blu Studio Touch proves you dont have to spend over $100 to get a fingerprint scanner... +

Blu announced the Studio Touch, the company's latest affordable Android phone, which features a fingerprint scanner, rare for a phone this cheap. The Studio Touch is currently available through Amazon for $100. The post The Blu Studio Touch proves you don...

 2016-07-28 12:50 

TechCrunch

Seatfrogs auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap... +

From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackling problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn't done long ago. Seatfrog.....

 2016-07-28 12:50 

Engadget

Twitter's Snapchat-like stickers are now available to all... +

After announcing its intentions late last month, Twitter has finally jumped on the sticker bandwagon. The company announced it has completed the rollout of its "visual spin on hashtags," allowing you to furnish your photos with strategically-pla...

 2016-07-28 12:45 

Help Net Security

Global network shares phishing attack intelligence in real-time... +

IRONSCALES, a multi-layered phishing mitigation solution that combines human intelligence with machine learning, today announced the launch of Federation, a product that will automatically and anonymously share phishing attack intelligence with organizati...

 2016-07-28 12:43 

TechCrunch

Consumer advocacy groups ask the FTC to look into Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot ad... +

A letter to the FTC co-authored by executives from Consumer Reports, the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety and the Center for Auto Safety, as well as.....

 2016-07-28 12:32 

TechCrunch

Deborah Anderson-Bialis to discuss fertility startup solutions at Disrupt SF... +

Deborah Anderson-Bialis, thecofounder of pregnancy-focused tech startupFertilityIQ,is coming to Disrupt SF. After spending three years and over $70,000.....

 2016-07-28 12:30 

CNET

How to do a clean install of Windows 10 - CNET... +

Here's three ways to install a clean version of Microsoft's operating system onto any PC....

 2016-07-28 12:28 

The Register

Hybrid Cloud: The new IT service platform?... +

App level, OS level, VM level - we break it down for you So. Hybrid cloud. Let's start with a quick definition, courtesy in this case of TechTarget which describes it as: “a cloud computing environment which uses a mixture of on-premises, private cloud an...

 2016-07-28 12:26 

Engadget

Hyperloop One opens its first manufacturing plant... +

Hyperloop One has announced that it's opening its first manufacturing plant to build the future of high-speed transportation. Metalworks is a 105,000 square foot facility in the city of North Las Vegas where components for DevLoop, the first testbed....

 2016-07-28 12:25 

Digital Trends

Something to look forward to: LGs got a sequel to the V10 coming soon... +

LG has another flagship smartphone on the way in 2016, if a hint in its latest earnings report is anything to go by, and it's likely to be a sequel to the excellent LG V10. Here's what you need to know. The post Something to look forward to: LG’s go...

 2016-07-28 12:25 

Digital Trends

Famed photographer Highsmith suing Getty for $1B over alleged copyright infringement... +

Photographer Carol Highsmith filed a lawsuit against Getty Images on July 25, alleging gross misuse of more than 18,000 of her images that she had provided for free to the Library of Congress. Getty sold the images and claimed copyright. The post Famed ph...

 2016-07-28 12:23 

Digital Trends

Parrot 2 turns your phone into a professional teleprompter... +

Updated for today's larger smartphones, Parrot 2 looks to improve upon what was already the most portable and easiest-to-use teleprompter available. Now on Kickstarter, the new version offers improved ease of use and better build quality. The post Parrot ...

 2016-07-28 12:17 

CNET

Uber and Didi get the legal green light in China - Roadshow... +

Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Apple-backed rival Didi Chuxing will be officially legal from November....

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