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 2018-10-16 04:01 

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Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students...

A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. But a new study from the Knight Foundation has turned up a surprising finding......

 2018-10-16 03:40 

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Sony's HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body...

How do you make a point-and-shoot camera appealing when the smartphone in your pocket can already take great photos? By stuffing a ton of features into a design that's almost as easy to carry as that phone, apparently. Sony's just-introduced Cyber...

 2018-10-16 02:56 

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Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM...

Sony announced today that it's jumping on the blockchain bandwagon for digital rights management (DRM), starting with written educational materials under the Sony Global Education arm of the business. This new blockchain system is built on Sony's ...

 2018-10-16 02:25 

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Americans fear they can't identify social media bots...

A new poll from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that studies trends, found that many Americans fear they cannot discern a bot from an actual person on social media. This study did not tackle the percentage of people who have been foo......

 2018-10-16 01:32 

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Just tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TVs...

Until now, casting video to an Android TV through a Google Assistant-enabled device such as a Google Home or the new JBL soundbar has been a fairly simple affair. With the exception of playing Netflix, that is. Now, Google is finally changing that by......

 2018-10-16 00:51 

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What's on TV: 'Daredevil,' 'Making a Murderer' and 'Ant-Man'...

We just found out that Iron Fist won't be back for another round, but it's already time for season three of Daredevil on Netflix this week. Other streaming highlights include a second season of Lore on Amazon Prime as well as part two of Netflix&#...

 2018-10-15 23:58 

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Winamp plans a streaming-friendly revival in 2019...

Winamp, a relic from the Wild West days of digital music, not only still exists but has a major update on the way for next year. Parent company Radionomy is planning to reboot the service as an all-in-one app that pulls podcasts, playlists, streaming......

 2018-10-15 22:14 

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies from cancer at 65...

It's a sad day for the technology world, as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The tech pioneer had been grappling with the cancer for years and received treatment for it in ...

 2018-10-15 21:43 

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Microsoft adds dictation to Office web apps to help with dyslexia...

Microsoft has made voice dictation available for desktop Office users for months. Now, though, it's making the feature available to web users in the name of aiding those with dyslexia. The browser versions of both Word and OneNote will enable dicta......

 2018-10-15 21:19 

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The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients...

As part of its latest healthcare-focused venture, Apple has teamed up with Zimmer Biomet on an app designed for knee and hip replacement patients. The app, called mymobility, works with the Apple Watch and iPhone, and it provides patients with guidan......

 2018-10-15 20:53 

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Facebook is banning misinformation about voting ahead of the midterms...

Partisan fraudsters may have a tougher time disseminating misinformation to voters over the next 22 days, as Facebook has vowed to crack down the spread of such "fake news" ahead of November's midterm elections, Reuters reports....

 2018-10-15 20:37 

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TSA outlines its plans for facial recognition on domestic flights...

The Transportation Security Administration is determined to make facial recognition and other biometrics a regular part of the airport experience, and it now has a roadmap for that expansion. The effort will start by teaming with Customs and Border......

 2018-10-15 20:26 

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UK public broadcasters want top billing on streaming services...

As streaming services and set-top boxes continue to creep up on traditional TV, public service broadcasters (PSBs) in the UK are worried about being left behind. The heads of ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are urging the government to require tech......

 2018-10-15 20:02 

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Intel's desktop 9th-generation Core chips can handle 128GB of RAM...

To date, Intel's mainstream processors haven't supported more than 64GB of RAM. That's not a crisis-inducing problem right now (only demanding pros are likely to notice), but the time when you'll want more is on the horizon. Thankfully, In...

 2018-10-15 19:39 

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Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad promises 'real' mobile image editing...

You might have noticed that Adobe's slew of announcements at its MAX conference made a reference to Photoshop CC coming for iPad. As it turns out, it's a pretty big announcement -- and it might just change how you edit images on the go. The upcomi...

 2018-10-15 19:27 

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Fidelity's new firm will manage crypto trading for investors...

Financial services firm Fidelity is making a move towards cryptocurrency, announcing a new company that will handle crypto investments for large-scale clients. The new company, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, will manage both trade execution and cry......

 2018-10-15 19:03 

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Microsoft browsers will disable 20-year-old security protocol...

Microsoft has announced that it will be disabling the oldest versions of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 by default in 2020. The company said in a blog post that the move is intended to help "advance a saf....

 2018-10-15 18:44 

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BMW will give EV batteries new life with recycling program...

BMW is leading a consortium of companies with the goal of giving electric vehicle batteries new life after they've kicked the bucket as a car power source. The partnership with Belgian recycling firm Umicore and Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt....

 2018-10-15 18:23 

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Supersonic car project needs $33 million to avoid bankruptcy...

Project Bloodhound, which is the quest to develop a supersonic vehicle that can break the world record for land speed, has hit a snag. The company behind the project, Bloodhound Programme Ltd., has run out of money and entered administration. In orde......

 2018-10-15 18:04 

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Sega started and cancelled a 'Shenmue' remake...

Did you play the remastered versions of the Shenmue games and wish that Sega and d3t had done more than port the titles largely unchanged? So did the developers, apparently. Digital Foundry has discovered that the team had originally been working o......

 2018-10-15 17:38 

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Vector, Anki's cute robot companion, is available today...

Anki's Vector, the $2 million Kickstarter darling, is out today, and he's ready to be your best friend. Vector is the follow-up to Anki's first Robot, Cozmo. While Cozmo was more focused on being a toy for kids, Vector aims to be a robot assis...

 2018-10-15 17:19 

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MIT's $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI...

Today, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that the university is launching the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, which is specifically focused on the rise of artificial intelligence. MIT is committing $1 billion to focus on......

 2018-10-15 16:57 

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Apple donates 1,000 watches to eating disorder study...

The use of Apple Watches in medical studies now includes research into eating disorders. Apple is donating 1,000 smartwatches to a University of North Carolina study (the Binge Eating Genetics Initiative, or BEGIN) that will help understand bulimia n......

 2018-10-15 16:34 

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Nintendo is making an artwork-clad 'Diablo III' Switch...

In a hellion cross-promotion, Activision Blizzard and Nintendo have partnered up to release a special edition Switch console for Diablo III exclusively at GameStop. The bundle will include the 2012 game, plus its two expansions, Rise of the Necromanc......

 2018-10-15 16:00 

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: Google's hardware takes a backseat to software...

Even if they hadn't been leaked to death before their official announcement, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL probably wouldn't surprise anyone. The hardware has barely changed (at least on the outside). And there's no difference between the two handsets ...

 2018-10-15 15:25 

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Dell's 49-inch ultra-wide monitor is built for extreme multitasking...

Dell is about to make you very happy if you're into heavy-duty multitasking. The company has unveiled the UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor, billed as the first dual QHD (5,120 x 1,440) ultra-wide curved display at its size. The allure, as you might gue......

 2018-10-15 15:04 

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Netflix will stream the BBC's three-part 'Dracula' series...

Netflix and the UK's BBC One are teaming up on a three-part Dracula series, which the British broadcaster will air in the UK and Netflix will premiere outside of the UK. Each part will be 90 minutes long and the series is written by Steven Moffat and....

 2018-10-15 14:44 

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Snapchat's filters can now recognize your cat...

What do you do after you lose three million daily users in three months? You start focusing on people's pets. Snapchat filters can now recognize your cat. You can insert your moody feline companion into a slice of bread, put fancy eyeglasses on them.....

 2018-10-15 14:22 

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Robot makes 'Snakes and Ladders' horrifyingly literal...

Robots can't yet think for themselves, but if they ever do, you'll have nowhere to hide. Researchers from Kyoto University and the University of Electro-Communications unveiled a snake-like robot that can climb up a ladder in a terrifying version ...

 2018-10-15 14:00 

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How to buy a gaming laptop...

It used to be tough to find an ideal gaming laptop -- one that didn't feel like a sack of bricks and have awful battery life. Now we have the opposite problem: There are a ton......

 2018-10-15 13:40 

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Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC for YouTube creators...

At its big MAX 2018 shindig, Adobe unveiled a host of new apps for content creators on the go, including a new video editor called Premiere Rush CC for YouTubers and Photoshop CC for iPad. It also unveiled Project Aero, a new AR app designed for arti......

 2018-10-15 13:05 

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HP boosts its ZBooks with Intel Core i9 processors...

It wasn't that long ago when HP launched the ZBook x360, but it's already giving the convertible and the other devices in the lineup a hardware refresh. The Studio x360, along with its non-bendy siblings, the ZBook Studio, ZBook 15 and ZBook 17, w...

 2018-10-15 12:00 

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Palm is back (sort of), and it built a tiny smartphone sidekick...

When HP unceremoniously shut down Palm in 2011, it felt like the end of an era. The PDA and smartphone maker's glory days were in the past by then, but it developed a string of hits in the late 90s and early 2000s, and few names in the industry inspi....

 2018-10-15 11:50 

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Apple buys a digital talent scout for music...

Apple wants to know what the next big thing is before you do, which is why it's purchased Asaii. The startup is a digital talent scout that's designed to find the Beyoncés of tomorrow before anyone else. According to Axios, Apple spent less...

 2018-10-15 10:30 

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The Morning After: 'Fortnite' cheat salesmen get sued...

Welcome to the week! You can expect our verdict on Google's Pixel 3 series soon, and there are plenty more reviews coming very soon: Apple's cheaper iPhone XR isn't far away and then there are all those Microsoft Surface devices... For now, we...

 2018-10-15 09:15 

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Sears, the Amazon of its day, files for bankruptcy...

Sears, which invented the strategy of selling everything anyone with a mailing address long before Amazon, has been mortally wounded by its spiritual successor. After nearly a decade of struggle, the US retailer announced that it has filed for bankru......

 2018-10-15 07:58 

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Pixel camera app will support external mics on October 18th...

Google made much ado of the Pixel line's suitability to pro photography with its Annie Leibovitz partnership, but it couldn't really say the same for video when owners still have to use the built-in microphone with the official camera app. That wo...

 2018-10-15 05:56 

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Google AI can spot advanced breast cancer more effectively than humans...

Google has delivered further evidence that AI could become a valuable ally in detecting cancer. The company's researchers have developed a deep learning tool that can spot metastatic (advanced) breast cancer with a greater accuracy than pathologists.....

 2018-10-15 04:01 

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Hyundai's Kona Electric is ready to hit the road...

Hyundai likely isn't the first automaker that springs to mind when talking about electric vehicles, but maybe it should be. While industry stalwarts like Ford and startups like Tesla dominate the conversation around the future of the EV market, Hyund....

 2018-10-15 04:01 

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Behind the wheel of Hyundai's Nexo Fuel Cell EV...

Electric vehicles have yet to take over the world due to a pair of shortcomings inherent to the technology: limited range and long refueling times. Hyundai's hydrogen-powered 2019 Nexo FCEV addresses both issues -- all while it cleans the atmosphere.....

 2018-10-15 03:18 

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Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air...

Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. The substance uses its combination of a gel-like polymer with chloroplas.....

 2018-10-15 02:02 

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Amazon's 'Transparent' will end with a movie-length musical episode...

Much like Netflix's challenges with House of Cards, the creators of Amazon's Transparent have faced a problem: how do they wrap up the final season of a long-running show in a way that does the series justice, especially with the departure of a ke...

 2018-10-15 00:33 

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US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy...

American politicians aren't just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks... they're worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking hi...

 2018-10-14 23:04 

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'Destiny 2: Forsaken' purchases now include earlier add-ons...

Destiny 2: Forsaken is a significant improvement to a game that had a rough start, but it also had a rude surprise for newcomers: it didn't include the two expansions from the original game, making you pay twice just to catch up with people who had b....

 2018-10-14 21:32 

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US Senators ask India's PM to rethink strict data localization plans...

Starting on October 15th, global payment giants such as Mastercard, Visa and AMEX would have to store transactions that occurred in India on servers physically located within the country. That's the deadline the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave them,....

 2018-10-14 20:01 

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Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' is coming to international TV networks...

At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety has learned that Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury has secured the rights to sell the fi.....

 2018-10-14 18:27 

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'Fortnite' creator Epic Games sues YouTuber for selling cheats...

Epic Games is no stranger to suing Fortnite cheaters, but now it's aiming at a particularly high-profile target. The developer has filed a lawsuit against YouTube personality Brandon Lucas (aka "Golden Modz") and his frequent partner Colton Co...

 2018-10-14 17:00 

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The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits...

By Kevin PurdyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here.After interviewing infor......

 2018-10-14 15:30 

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After Math: Every robot was parkour fighting...

What a week it's been! Between Google's Pixel 3 event, the lucky landing by the Soyuz crew, and Facebook's latest data breach, it feels like we almost didn't have time to talk about Waymo's self-driving cars, Amazon's new line of p...

 2018-10-14 13:57 

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Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers...

The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed the personal info of military an......

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