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A self-driving truck drove from California to Florida with minimal human intervention...
Embark has just completed a coast-to-coast test drive of its self-driving semi-truck. The San Francisco-based startup is building self-driving software specifically designed for long-haul routes on interstate highways. The 2,400-mile ride lasted 44 hours
By viper1 on 2018-02-14 18:15 UTC
Want your pet to age gracefully? Study finds tablet games can help...
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Researchers from the Clever Dog Lab at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna have devised a high-tech way to keep dogs mentally engaged into old age, using touchscreen tablet games. The post Want your pet to age gracefully? Study finds tablet ga
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:07 UTC
More Than 4,000 Government Websites Infected With Covert Cryptocurrency Miner...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/government
The rise of cryptocurrency mining software like Coinhive has been a decidedly double-edged sword. While many websites have begun exploring cryptocurrency mining as a way to generate some additional revenue, several have run into problems if they fail to w
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:06 UTC
9 things to consider when choosing a low-cost phone carrier...
Thinking of ditching your Big Four provider in favor of something cheaper? Here's what you need to know first.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-13 23:02 UTC
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years...
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WIRED spoke with 51 current or former Facebook employees for this article, many of whom did not want their names used. One current employee asked that a WIRED reporter turn off his phone so the company would have a harder time tracking whether it had been near the phones of anyone from Facebook.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:55 UTC
Rupert Murdoch threatened Mark Zuckerberg in 2016 with a war on Facebook...
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The 2016 sit-down between Murdoch and Zuckerberg was apparently the culmination of years of tension.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:05 UTC
Anti-Google Protesters Disrupt SJ Mayor's State Of The City Address...
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In San Jose protesters disrupted the mayors State of the City Address, chanting, "Say it loud, say it clear, Google is not welcome here.
By viper1 on 2018-02-12 17:01 UTC
Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Tomorrow...
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It's that moment of the month again when Windows 10 users must prepare for a fresh patching cycle, this time with some important security updates in queue.The February 2018 Patch Tuesday rollout begins on Tuesday, and Windows 10 users will receive the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 07:34 UTC
8 people confess why they finally deleted social media...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/, /contrib/social_media
Much has been made of the social media "detox": a break, however permanent or temporary, from the digital world. Of course, because each person's relationship with social media is unique (terrible), the way people deal with unplugging varies,
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 00:09 UTC
Do You Hate The New Snapchat Update? Here's How To Bring Back The Old Design For iOS And Android...
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The latest Snapchat update has been rolled out and users are already complaining about the new design. Here's how to bring back the old version of the app on iOS and Android devices.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-12 00:09 UTC
Hackers accessed more personal data from Equifax than previously disclosed...
Data included tax identification numbers, e-mail addresses, and additional drivers license information
By viper1 on 2018-02-11 18:07 UTC
These are the 3 stupidest things about the iPhone X after three months of use...
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I've always suffered from a really bad case of New Gadget Shininess. Two years ago, I was absolutely adamant I wouldn't buy any phone without a headphone jack, right until I saw that I ...
By viper1 on 2018-02-11 18:06 UTC
Twitter not interested in policing 'fake news' on its site: 'We are not the arbiters of truth'...
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At a time when Facebook is doing more to remove fake news from its website, Twitter is washing its hands of any responsibility for the...
By viper1 on 2018-02-09 15:48 UTC
Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs...
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More than a month after researchers revealed a pair of serious security issues affecting many modern CPUs, Intel is still working on updates that close the hole. VP Navin Shenoy has written another blog post about the situation, and said that the com...
By ceres on 2018-02-08 14:06 UTC
NYPD trades old Nokia Windows phones for 36,000 new iPhone 7s...
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The NYPD replaces Nokia Windows phones with thousands of Apple iPhones, France cracks down on mobile phone distracted driving problems, Porsche doubles down on an electric future.
By ceres on 2018-02-08 14:04 UTC
False Tsunami Warning Scares the Shit Out of People Across the Country...
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At approximately 8:30am today, the National Weather Service sent a test tsunami warning to an unknown number of people. It was not immediately obvious to some that the alert of an impending, destructive force of nature was a test—and at least one-th
By viper1 on 2018-02-06 16:09 UTC
Mac crypto miner distributed via MacUpdate, other software download sites...
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Software download site/aggregator MacUpdate has been spotted delivering a new Mac crypto miner to users. A new Mac cryptominer was being distributed from hacked MacUpdate pages yesterday, disguised as Firefox, OnyX and Deeper.https://t.co/W8jcotFixl#macOS
By viper1 on 2018-02-05 21:17 UTC
A.I. perfectly predicted last year's Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/sports, /contrib/tech/
What happens when artificial intelligence algorithms are used to do what they do best — identify patterns and nuances in data that human eyes typically can't catch. Could these algorithms undermine the house and turn sports betting on its head?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:35 UTC
This engineer fixed his own heart with a mesh sleeve...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/tech/
When Tal Golesworthy was told he was at risk of his aorta bursting, he wasn't impressed with the surgery on offer so he came up with his own idea. Lunchtime at a small medical engineering company in Tewkesbury. The entertainment thoughtfully laid on t
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:35 UTC
Man pleads guilty to distributing over 40,000 counterfeit Apple products...
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The Department of Justice has reported that Jianhua "Jeff" Li has pleaded guilty to charges involving a smuggling ring selling fake Apple products in the United States. The post Man pleads guilty to distributing over 40,000 counterfeit Apple produ
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-04 18:34 UTC
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