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Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro has some serious CPU throttling issues

You can skip the CPU upgrade.

'Doctor Who' new season trailer asks: Will you be Jodie Whittaker's best friend?

All of this is new to us.

How Phish became the unlikely heroes of digital music streaming

The iconic jam band has been one of the quieter successes of the streaming music revolution.

Siri's last remaining co-founder retires from Apple | Cult of Mac

Tom Gruber, the last Siri co-founder employed at Apple, has left the company. Gruber was head of Siri’s Advanced Development group.

Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, and more celebs launch voter registration campaign

Midterms are coming, people.

First autonomous Roborace event ends with a self-driven crash – ReadWrite

The first autonomous car race, named Roborace, occurred this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a prelude to the Formula E championship. Two self-driving racecars took to the track, but sadly one crashed before the race ended.

Sony announces limited edition 'Amazing Red' PlayStation Pro bundle

Sony today announced a custom-edition PlayStation 4 that features a bright red exterior adorned with the logo of everyone’s favorite web-slinger. I’m not a fan of custom-edition consoles. I’d like to think that when I fork over upwards of $500 that the console I just bought is going to be, visually speaking, something I’ll have …

OMG Star Wars is reviving 'Clone Wars' -- and there's a trailer

The Star Wars timeline is about to get really weird. Here's why.

VA Reenlists IBM's Watson in Fight Against Cancer

VA oncologists sequence tumor DNA then use Watson AI to help interpret the data, identifying likely cancer-causing mutations and drugs that might be useful to treat them.

Why We're Building Flux, a New Data Scripting and Query Language | InfluxData

Last month I gave a talk at InfluxDays London about Flux (#fluxlang), the new query and scripting language we’re building for InfluxDB 2.0.

Danny Rand and his glowing hand are back in the first look at 'Iron Fist' Season 2

Everyone's favorite poor little rich boy Defender is back!

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FY18 Q4 - Press Releases - Investor Relations - Microsoft

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at

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Trump hits out at the EU over $5 billion Google antitrust fine

"I told you so!" is the president's take, as he uses the fine as proof of his assertion that the EU is taking advantage of the US.

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Vpn or some other other ways... Maybe Maybe it will be available on Netflix or Twitter but I doubt

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Oh hell naw! I don’t use insta to chat to y’all, that’s what this here’s for! I left Facebook cause I didn’t want to talk to any of y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Directly all the time…

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Fortnite challenge guide for season 5, week 2

Fortnite season five is already into its second week, which means there’s a brand new list of challenges. As usual, there are seven to complete, which will earn you a total of 50 Battle Stars.

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10 FCC vote likely dooms Sinclair-Tribune merger

The order lays out some valid concerns over some of the stations Sinclair planned to sell, particularly related to stations in Chicago, Dallas and Houston. Sinclair removed applications related to stations in those three cities Wednesday, but one of them laid out a plan to "transfer WGN-TV in Chicago to an individual (Steven Fader) with no prior experience in broadcasting who currently serves as CEO of a company in which Sinclair's executive chairman has a controlling interest." Sinclair still would have owned most of WGN-TV's assets, and largely would have been responsible for running it.

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Microsoft crushes earnings and reports $110 billion in annual revenue, stock goes nowhere

Microsoft reported earnings after the bell on Thursday. After initially moving not much at all, Microsoft stock jumped over 4% in after-hours trading. The jump occurred after Microsoft gave guidance for the next quarter on a conference call with investors.

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Google and Project Fuchsia: Chasing that single OS dream | ZDNet

Team Fuchsia will ultimately become unwieldy. So far, this single OS dream is being pursued by engineering types. Eventually more Google execs will be involved. Some of these execs are going to be inclined to support the status quo. Google's flat structure means that there will be some serious management challenges ahead.

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Cloudflare launches the Athenian Project to protect election websites

This initiative from Cloudflare is welcome, but for it to truly work at scale, the political will has to be there. It’s not clear that’s true anymore, especially in the US, where the house has refused renew funding for electoral security . Depressingly, “let’s protect our elections” is now a partisan political statement.

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New HomeKit authentication system could bring tons more accessories | Cult of Mac

Having the HomeKit authentication protocol replace the MFi chip means that accessories already in use can potentially be upgraded to support Apple’s home-automation system. This change could also lead to additional HomeKit accessories being released, now that companies don’t have to build a special chip into their products just for iOS users.

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Comic-Con 2018: Check out the booths on the show floor

Comic-Con Museum is on a mission to build a year-round way to represent San Diego Comic-Con. The museum hopes to come to Balboa Park in the next few years, giving Comic-Con fans a chance to get the experience whether or not the convention's in town.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love USB Type-C | ZDNet

While the rest of the world is enthusiastically adopting the all-in-one USB Type-C standard, Microsoft and Apple are stubbornly sticking with their proprietary connectors. That's why I no longer carry a Surface or an iPhone when I travel.

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Want to work in tech? Here are the easiest jobs to find in the industry

Certain tech jobs are in greater demand than others, according to a Glassdoor report. Here's what you should look for.

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Fender Tweed Monterey Bluetooth speaker looks like a '50s tweed guitar amp

This is Fender’s new Tweed Monterey. No, it’s not a tweed-covered guitar amp from the 1950s, although it certainly looks just like one. It is, in fact, the sweetest-looking Bluetooth speaker I’ve ever seen. It might not be the most practical, most portable or even best sounding Bluetooth speaker around. But if you want people to think you play guitar, this is the perfect accessory for your fake sleeve tattoos.

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Instagram Will Now Show When Your Friends Are Available to Chat

Announced on Thursday, Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will let you know when your friends and contacts are online and available to chat. Now, within the app at various areas, when a contact is online and using the Instagram app, there will be a noticeable green dot next to their name. That green dot will only be visible with folks who you have spoken to in a DM before, or with your friends/contacts who have followed you back.

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You won’t believe how many e-commerce login attempts are made by hackers | Cult of Mac

Go to your Amazon, Zappos, etc. account now and change the password to something stronger. That’s the takeaway from a cyber security firm’s report that says a whopping 91 percent of all attempts to log into e-commerce websites are from hackers.

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Stay away from these smartphones: Report lists devices with highest failure rates

If you are a business looking to supply reliable work phones to employees, the iPhone 6 and Samsung models may be the smartphones to avoid. Additionally, the research emphasizes the importance of securely erasing data from smartphones before getting rid of them, as they otherwise might still carry sensitive information about your company and clients.

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Everything you need to know about Doctor Who’s new season

Let's also not forget Doctor Who is getting a new showrunner. Chris Chibnall, who's written for shows like BBC drama Broadchurch and Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, is taking over from Steven Moffat. Chibnall's written episodes for the sci-fi series in the past, so he's not a stranger to the show. What's more, he's worked with Whittaker on Broadchurch. Broadchurch also stars Doctor Who alum David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor.

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Huawei on track to steal iPhone’s crown in 2019 | Cult of Mac

Last year Huawei got close to overtaking Apple at the middle of the year. The Chinese company had more smartphone shipments than Apple in June and July of 2017. Apple’s iPhone X launch pushed it back over the top though. Huawei finished 2017 with 153.1 million handsets shipped to Apple’s 215.8 million. Meanwhile, Samsung is still way ahead in first place with 317.3 million shipments last year.

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Microsoft crushes earnings and reports $110 billion in annual revenue, stock goes nowhere

Microsoft reported earnings after the bell on Thursday. After initially moving not much at all, Microsoft stock jumped over 4% in after-hours trading. The jump occurred after Microsoft gave guidance for the next quarter on a conference call with investors.

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The best phones you can buy at Sprint right now (July 2018)

The standout feature of the Galaxy Note 8 has to be the display. The 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display features the new 18:9 aspect ration that most phones moved to in 2017. It’s big, bright, and the colors pop unlike any other on the market. Combine a beautiful curved display with almost no bezels and you have a recipe for success. One thing to keep in mind is that the display is one of the largest on the market and even though the bezels are tiny, the phone is too big for most people to use one-handed. If you have smaller hands, you may want to consider other options.

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Moshi Avanti Air review: Headphones combine retro cool with wireless future

When a “premium accessories maker” known for its battery packs and dongles sets out to make wireless headphones, you might fear for your ears. But the only thing in danger from Moshi’s Avanti Air Bluetooth headphones is your wallet.

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Lol - I was just thinking how easy it would be to move stolen goods to knowing/unknowing folks when this type of market is permitted. Probably my own distrust based upon experiences. I’ll go back to sleep now. 😀

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​How to add Linux to your Chromebook | ZDNet

This is a bigger decision than it looks at first. You'll lose all your local data if you try to go back to the stable, or even beta, channels. With a Chromebook that's not much of a problem since most of your data and settings are kept on the Google Cloud, it's still worth keeping in mind.

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Alphabet’s Loon internet balloons will fly to Kenya by 2019

The company’s high-flying balloons that beam internet service down to underserved areas is heading to the African nation by 2019, according to  Reuters . The new Google sibling will deploy its internet-relaying balloons in partnership with local provider Telkom Kenya.

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Wemo Mini Smart Plug first HomeKit product to use software authentication

A firmware update to the Wemo Smart Plug makes the product the first of its kind to offer Apple HomeKit software authentication. Wemo said that an update to Wemo Mini Smart Plug is being rolled out to users that will give them the ability to add Apple HomeKit software authentication to their devices. The capability will arrive via a firmware update, starting Thursday and continuing through July 27. According to Wemo, users will now be able to add their Mini products to the Apple Home app, control them with Siri, and get them to work with other products that are part of the Home ecosystem —and do so without a hardware network bridge. "We have sold more than one million Wemo Minis and with Apple's new software authentication of HomeKit, our customers can easily integrate their Wemo devices with the Apple Home app and Siri, to enjoy the full Apple experience of home control," Justin Doucette, senior director of product management for Wemo said as part of the announcement. About authentication Apple formerly required hardware encryption for HomeKit devices.

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Yes, the new MacBook Pro keyboard membrane is meant to keep dust out

iFixit conducted a teardown of the 2018 MacBook Pros just a few days ago, uncovering the thin, silicone membrane that surrounds each key in the process. The site theorized it was to prevent dust and other detritus like sandwich crumbs from infiltrating the keyboard. 

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Aly Raisman and over 140 other Larry Nassar survivors deliver a powerful moment at the ESPYs

But the bravery shown by the dozens of women on stage Wednesday night and their message of support, justice, and hope, created in indelible moment that deserves to be watched again and again and fully taken to heart.

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Have you ever seen a narcissist abuse forum? It's full of narcissists abusers who claim they were abused. If you call them out as the abuser, they lose their shit. Welcome to 2018, the year of the victim.

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Comic-Con 2018: Watch the first trailer for DC’s Titans

From there, we see Grayson visibly struggling with his mantle as Robin, while still managing to violently dispatch some criminals in a manner more commonly associated with Batman than the Boy Wonder. Yes, there's blood, and yes there's slow-mo. The trailer does say it's "time for inner demons to come out and play." DC wasn't kidding about the grittiness.

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Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

Disney has won the battle for 21st Century Fox, with Comcast surrendering the field to Apple's ally. Bringing to an end a bidding war between two of the world's leading entertainment conglomerates, Comcast has announced that it's giving up on purchasing the 21st Century Fox assets from News Corp., paving the way for the Walt Disney Company to buy them. "Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky," Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement. "I'd like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company." The assets purchased include Fox's movie and TV studios, the FX cable networks, and the Fox regional sports networks. Other Rupert Murdoch-owned assets, such as Fox News, the Fox TV network, and newspapers, will remain part of News Corp. Murdoch, ironically, has made multiple attempts to the past to purchase Sky TV . The Disney acquisition will require approval of government regulators, although it already cleared one hurdle .

47 Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine | Hacker News

I just got back from vacation in Germany, and while I was doing research for the trip I found a spa near one of the places I was staying that does radon therapy. From what I could gather on the web site, you sit for multiple sessions in a room with walls made of crushed radon-producing rock, reading, chatting with your neighbors, or having a snooze. Also, they ensure the radon levels comply with the German Spas Association's guidelines and you need a doctor's prescription to get treated. reply

48 Watch: First female Doctor Who gets her first series trailer

Doctor Who's series 11 trailer premieres at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with a simple question: "Will you be my new best friends?"

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Watch the Iron Fist season 2 trailer, straight from Comic-Con

Iron Fist Season 2 features Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

50 50 years of technology breakthroughs: 1968-2018 | ZDNet

Technology can transform us, in good ways and bad. Do you recall the single most influential tech innovation from the year you graduated high school? We do.

51 Hyperloop TT strikes deal to build test track in China
52 Huawei's quirky TalkBand B5 combines a fitness tracker with a pop-out bluetooth headset
53 Microsoft's plan to try to win back consumers with 'Modern Life Services' | ZDNet
54 Twitter bots are running amok with your public Venmo data
55 Confirmed: 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard resists dust -- to a point
56 Reddit rolls out subreddit chatrooms – what could possibly go wrong?
57 The DC Universe streaming service will cost $74.99 a year, and you can pre-order it now
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59 Trends With Benefits podcast: Samsung 'foldable' phone, Google record fine, Flying cars for sale
60 Microsoft's strong quarter was powered by the cloud, Surface and Xbox
61 https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1020080251227930625/video/1
62 iFixit puts the MacBook Pro's anti-debris keyboard to the test
63 Waze now works with Android Auto's phone display
64 Spotify lets artists submit unreleased tracks to playlist editors
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67 Unfortunately opening the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus didn't unleash curse on us
68 Microsoft reveals first known midterm campaign hacking attempts
69 Comic-Con 2018 Cosplay: Thor, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and More - IGN
70 No, GMA: Donating vacation time isn’t a “trendy” gift. It’s a sign of crisis
71 Boldly drink a new Star Trek vodka
72 Microsoft quarterly results beat as cloud revenue soars
73 Facebook is getting in on the movie ticket battle royale
74 How to install and use the Zoho Docs desktop client
75 CNET’s 12 favorite Twilight Zone episodes
76 Laptop expert warns overheating could make 2018 MacBook Pro slower than last year's model
77 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen)
78 Autonomous tech vs the professional rally driver
79 Circles.Life | Unlimit your telco. Now.
80 Amazon's Jack Ryan Activation Trains You to Be an Operative - Comic-Con 2018 - IGN
81 Mathew Ingram on Instagram: “Have to say all these perfect sunsets are getting a little tedious”
82 Watch the Mars dust storm transform the entire planet
83 We Rode a Self-Driving Shuttle Around Times Square
84 How to enable Samba connections via hostname
85 At Comic-Con, Stargirl added to DC Universe original series lineup
86 14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about
87 U.S. lawmakers reach pact to strengthen oversight of foreign...
88 This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you
89 20+ reasons why PUBG works brilliantly on phones