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Uncharted Movie Casts Spider-Man Star Tom Holland as Nathan Drake - IGN

The casting decision was reportedly made after Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman was impressed by Holland in the latest cut of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Facebook deals with 54,000 cases of porn -- a month

The number underscores the challenge Facebook faces in stamping out pornography -- not a surprise given that more than 1 billion people log on each day. The company still has employees to find these cases, but the sheer amount of content is overwhelming. Facebook told The Guardian that it's been turning to tech such as "image-matching" software to help get the content off the site.

3
Ford CEO Mark Fields is out — and it looks 'like a coup'

Fields' replacement, James Hackett, is the chairman of the Ford unit that works on autonomous vehicles. Ford's board of directors and Chairman Bill Ford Jr. have been unhappy with the company's performance, and sought more reassurance that investments in self-driving cars, electric vehicles and ride services would pay off.

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Facebook content moderation guidelines leaked

"We have a really diverse global community and people are going to have very different ideas about what is OK to share. No matter where you draw the line there are always going to be some grey areas. For instance, the line between satire and humour and inappropriate content is sometimes very grey. It is very difficult to decide whether some things belong on the site or not," Bickert told the newspaper.

5
Egg freezing benefits are the new trend in Silicon Valley

Besides Facebook, Apple, Google, Uber and Yahoo, several other top tech companies also confirmed they're offering egg freezing as a benefit to both their female staff and the spouses of employees. This includes Netflix, Snapchat, Intel, eBay, Time Warner, Salesforce, LinkedIn and Spotify.

6
Apple Music trial is no longer free in some countries

Apple has continued to adjust its Music strategy since launch. It had planned to avoid royalty payments to artists during its free trials, — something it reversed after Taylor Swift took umbrage with it. Is the company looking to recoup these payments now? Is it possible to game the trial system with new accounts, extending your Music access beyond that three month period?

7
iPad Pro vs MacBook: Which to buy and why | ZDNet

Weighing getting a svelte MacBook against an iPad Pro? I just went through the decision tree myself. Here's what I learned - and bought.

8
Lawsuit Filed Against Apple and Visa For Violating Patents in Technology Used Behind Apple Pay

Universal Secure Registry CEO Kenneth Weiss, a small Bostom company, has accused Apple and Visa of violating its patents with Apple Pay. As per the lawsuit, Kenneth had received 13 patents related to authentication systems on a smartphone using biometric authentication and generation of one-time tokens for financial transactions.

9
How Star Wars lit up Reagan's cosmic Cold War vision

After all, that was a lot easier to digest than a zillion-page federal budget or the physics behind missile trajectories and laser propagation. "Star Wars," the movie, had given Americans a vivid picture, however fantastic, of what war in our own home orbit might look like. It was a case of life trying to imitate art: If the movies can have ray guns, why can't we?

10
8 bits about buying all-flash storage arrays - TechRepublic

All-flash storage arrays are not yet ubiquitous, but they will be in a few years. Here are a byte's worth of questions and answers about all-flash arrays you should read.

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Wisconsin Creates Committee For Autonomous And Connected Cars

“Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to study, test, and develop automated and connected vehicle technology. I’m creating a Steering Committee to assist with this process by advising me and other state agencies on how we can safely and effectively test and study autonomous and connected vehicles on Wisconsin roads,” said Gov. Scott Walker in a press release .

12
Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection. All four of the new bands will be available through Nike's online and retail stores on June 1, and through Apple and its resellers in "early June," the company said. As with other Sport Bands, they'll be priced at $49 each. While marketed for the Apple Watch Nike+ , the bands should work with any Watch model. Nike has become more aggressive about selling to Apple customers since helping to launch the Nike+ Watch in late 2016. Yet another co-branded Watch, the NikeLab , arrived on April 27, and earlier in May the company began selling iPhone 7 cases based on its Rosche and Air Force 1 sneakers . The change is presumably linked to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who first joined Nike's board in 2005 while he was still COO. Last June, however, he became the apparel giant's lead independent director , likely making it easy to arrange partnerships that benefit his own company.

13
How will IoT change the lives of our aging population?

One of the things that I find about older adults is that they are very willing to participate in studies to not only help themselves but help others so I think that in time we will be a ready resource for research through those volunteers.  Just think, if you want to try out a new Multiple Sclerosis medication. You’re not only trying out the medication, all of a sudden we have all this other information we can provide separate to what is ascertained on their visit to the research clinic. We’re this platform where you can integrate a lot of different features, e.g. how much they’re sleeping, how much they’re communicating how much they’re moving around.  All of this information that we can provide to that study that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

14 U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google.

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Microsoft teases Surface Pro 5 with cover keyboard tweet

The vice president of devices tweeted an image of four cover keyboards with the words: "Working session. 30 hours to go." It's a not-so-subtle tease that Microsoft is working on a next-generation Surface Pro 5, presumably using these new cover keyboards.

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17
The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

The S8 also has cool features from the standard fingerprint scanner to iris and facial recognition, and has brought in the Bixby virtual assistant, although on launch this did not feature voice control. While it raised the bar on smartphones and is probably the best Android phone you can buy, you will have to be able to part with some serious money to enjoy it.

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20
The quickest, simplest way to speed up an old, tired PC | ZDNet

Over the past few weeks I've been working on upgrading some of the aging systems here at the PC Doc HQ. These systems average about five years old, but all were already kitted out with lots of RAM -- ranging from 8GB all the way to 32GB -- and what would have at the time of purchase been considered high-end processors.

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U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google.

22
This is how the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will look like

The fact that a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active model will soon be landing at AT&T was revealed last month. Now it seems we’re getting closer to the product’s launch, as the phone has appeared at the Wireless Power Consortium (the consortium behind Qi wireless charging) in a live image.

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24
Bitcoin blows past $2,000, $2,100, and $2,200 for the first time

The cryptocurrency topped $2,000, $2,100, and $2,200 for the first time on Sunday night/Monday morning. It's now trading up by $184.36, or 9.1%, at $2,208.94 a coin.

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https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/05/22/1428259/hackers-hit-russian-bank-customers-planned-international-cyber-raids?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter

Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime standards -- more than 50 million roubles ($892,000) -- but they had also obtained more sophisticated malicious software for a modest monthly fee to go after the clients of banks in France and possibly a range of other western nations. Russia's relationship to cyber crime is under intense scrutiny after U.S. intelligence officials alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Republican Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency by hacking Democratic Party servers. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the allegation. The gang members tricked the Russian banks' customers into downloading malware via fake mobile banking applications, as well as via pornography and e-commerce programs, according to a report compiled by cyber security firm Group-IB which investigated the attack with the Russian Interior Ministry.

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This Is How Facebook Decides How to Censor Your Posts

Facebook Inc. created a rule book for moderators to use when censoring the posts of its nearly 2 billion users, responding to global criticism for failing to prevent the circulation of images of violence, sex, hate speech and other controversial material, The Guardian reported.

27
Register your drone with DJI or it will throttle it

The activation process will require users to connect to the internet through DJI's app, to verify your account and activate the update. And if you don't? Your drone won't be able to access the geospatial info and flight functions, camera streaming will be disabled and flight range will be curtailed to a 164-foot radius, up to 98 feet high. These rules will apply to all of DJI's "aircraft" running the latest firmware, whether you own a Phantom 4 or one of its cheaper drones. It's the company's attempt to curtail legal and trespassing issues that come into play when people can send flying robots pretty much anywhere .

28
Samsung is offering a buy one, get one free deal on the Galaxy S8

There have been a few deals for the Galaxy S8 offering a second, free phone from carriers (including T-Mobile), but Samsung’s deal is refreshingly simple and free of fine print. Unlike other deals, where you had to activate a new line or lease both phones, Samsung’s offer just requires that you activate one of the two S8s on an existing T-Mobile line through the Samsung website, after which the company will issue you a $750 refund to cover the second phone on your original method of payment within seven to ten days.

29
Judah Vs. The Machines

Judah Vs. The Machines is an eight-episode web series that follows comedian Judah Friedlander as he takes on the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems to see who truly reigns supreme.

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Could Microsoft's new hologram glasses replace traditional eyeglasses? - TechRepublic

This could have a number of implications for the future, especially, in the workforce, for field workers or repair workers to more easily access important information directly from their glasses, while also taking into account any vision problems. Doctors in Oslo are already using Microsoft's current HoloLens platform to turn traditional two-dimensional medical images into 3D augmented-reality models for planning surgery and navigating around organs during operations, ZDNet reported .

31
Russian gang busted after robbing banks with over 1M hacked Android phones

The group targeted the top 50 banks in Russia and had plans to expand globally, targeting banks in the US, Germany, France, Singapore, Australia and other countries in the beginning of 2016. The hackers paid $2,000 a month for a trojan called Tiny.z last June, which would have allowed them to steal from banks around the world, according to Group-IB.

32
Bride of Frankenstein Will Be the Next Monster Movie in Universal's 'Dark Universe'

Announced in a press release today, Bride of Frankenstein , due out February 14, 2019, will be directed by Beauty and the Beast ’s Bill Condon as the next entry in the series—taking the place of a previously planned, unrevealed title originally due for release on April 13, 2018, which has now been removed from schedules. Casting for the titular Bride is underway, with an announcement due soon. The movie and its rebranding for the Dark Universe was also accompanied today by a teaser highlighting a new theme composed by the legendary Danny Elfman, which will appear in The Mummy and recur throughout future movies in the franchise.

33
Celine Dion dancing to Cher backstage is a freakin' delight

Cher just celebrated her 71st birthday over the weekend, and strutted around in sparkles and pasties onstage, looking and sounding phenomenal. She performed "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" before accepting the Icon Award.

34
CIA's Windows XP to Windows 10 malware: WikiLeaks reveals Athena | ZDNet

WikiLeaks says the CIA's Athena malware can be used to spy on Windows XP through to Windows 10 computers.

35
Gallery: 10 major organizations affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack - TechRepublic

A vulnerability that huge was bound to be taken advantage of, and WannaCry did so to great effect. Here's a list of the 10 biggest organizations that were hit by WannaCry and what they've said about it.

36
6 Crazy Social Media Ad Ideas to Make You Look Like A Big Deal

Perception is everything. In the business world, people are naturally attracted to the biggest names, whether you call them influencers, experts, or [insert industry here] rock stars.

37
iPhone 8: Here's everything we think we know about Apple's super-expensive iPhone | ZDNet

Apple's super-expensive 10th-anniversary iPhone 8 is set to redefine the iPhone and help take the device into its second decade. Let's take a look at what we (think we) know.

38
Critics say Netflix is bad for movies — here's what they are missing about its strategy

The problem is that how Amazon makes this work from a business model perspective — if it even does — is unclear. How value is created and passed between all the cogs in the Amazon machine is hard to parse out, and CEO Jeff Bezos seems to love Hollywood, so perhaps he's willing to lose some money there. Netflix's business is so wildly different from Amazon's, it doesn't make sense to compare them directly.

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98% of WannaCry victims were running Windows 7, not XP - TechRepublic

New data from Kaspersky Lab shows that almost all of the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware worm victims were running some version of Windows 7.

41
7 reasons why Apple should fear Google

Google might have a leg up in some areas, but Apple has room to rebound. For example, its messaging apps, from iMessage to Face Time, are stronger than Google's which remain a confusing melange of overlapping and redundant platforms. Apple is better at integrating its software ecosystem across tightly controlled devices, too.

42
Joe Walker: NASA’s Forgotten Spaceman

On August 22nd 1963 high above Smith Ranch Dry Lake in Nevada, NASA pilot Joe Walker dropped away from the NB-52 carrier aircraft in X-15 number 3. In the seconds that followed he successfully ignited the research plane’s powerful XLR-99 rocket engine and pulled back on the side-stick, aiming for the darker skies above. Three previous attempt to get this flight – the 91st of the programme – launched had been scrubbed for various reasons, but today everything had worked fine and the X-15 soon streaked upwards leaving the NB-52 and chase planes in its wake.

43
The only thing worse than the fidget spinner craze is fidget spinner apps

You can't swipe the spinner in the app without looking. You can't feel it spinning. You don't get to stop it from spinning. You don't even get to spin it as much as you want — every five swipes you have to stop and click a button to collect your worthless coins and occasionally click through an advertisement to get back to spinning the stupid little virtual spinner.

44
Why Bitdefender Antivirus is a wise choice for Mac users - TechRepublic

Although antivirus software installed within macOS doesn't automatically protect Windows installations on the same Mac (I recommend installing antivirus directly within the Windows installation, too), Mac users will be well served deploying a reliable antimalware platform. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides reliable protection, automatic ease of operation due to its Autopilot feature that continually monitors for malware and updates malware signatures, integrated browsing protection that safeguards against browser-based infection, and even Time Machine backup security.

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An internal Google email reveals more evidence of the company's tip line for reporting whistle-blowers

"We're very committed to transparency and having an open culture, which means we frequently share with employees confidential details of product launches and other types of sensitive, proprietary business information," the spokesperson said in a written email statement. "Our employee confidentiality policies are designed to protect that information, without preventing employees from disclosing information about their terms and conditions of employment, or workplace concerns."

46
Microsoft teases Surface Pro 5 with cover keyboard tweet

The vice president of devices tweeted an image late Sunday of four cover keyboards with the words: "Working session. 30 hours to go." It's a not-so-subtle tease that Microsoft is working on the next-generation Surface Pro 5, presumably using these new cover keyboards.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Active looks like a rugged LG G6

And finally, this photo reveals a bit of what Samsung is doing to make the phone rugged. All four of its corners bump out, suggesting they’ve been reinforced to absorb shock should the phone get dropped; it looks a lot like what Samsung has done in the past. We still don’t know exactly how bulky the Active model will look, but recent models have avoided feeling chunky — they’re just not noticeably thin like the main model.

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Steam’s VR loading screen is getting a serious upgrade with SteamVR Home

Steam’s new VR loading screen, SteamVR Home, has just launched into beta and it includes a host of new upgrades including the ability to invite friends into your space with you for multiplayer interaction. 

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How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

This has given ample room to companies like Anker, with the low overhead of a e-commerce business, to sell similar products of near-identical quality for $10 to $20 cheaper. And where Apple and others failed to develop products of their own like multi-port wall plugs and portable chargers, Anker saw the opportunity and capitalized on it. The company is quick to fill gaps created by smartphone manufacturers. When Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, for instance, Anker saw a giant opportunity to begin producing new dongles and other cable adapters to help consumers adjust.

50
Egg freezing benefits are the new trend in Silicon Valley

Besides Facebook, Apple, Google, Uber and Yahoo, several other top tech companies also confirmed they're offering egg freezing as a benefit to both their female staff and the spouses of employees. This includes Netflix, Snapchat, Intel, eBay, Time Warner, Salesforce, LinkedIn and Spotify.

51 How the CISO moved from the basement to the boardroom - TechRepublic
52 You can now use Alexa to control Dish Hopper DVRs
53 This vertical garden is like an organic server farm of kale
54 Follow-up to WannaCry malware shaping up to be a real tear-jerker
55 New telescope has already found 3 rare mystery signals
56 New 'Game of Thrones' photo points to Arya moving north
57 Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’
58 Facebook Needs to Be More Transparent About Why It Censors Speech
59 CNET on Twitter
60 Facebook deals with 54,000 cases of porn -- a month
61 Israeli Politician Takes Awkward Selfie With Trump While Netanyahu Tries To Push Him Away
62 http://engt.co/2rrJ8bl
63 One of China’s biggest online retailers is developing drones that can carry over a ton
64 Melania Swats Away Donald's Hand In Latest Viral Misery From Trumpland
65 Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
66 Verizon drafts off Indianapolis 500 to hype 5G
67 Revealed: Google tried to block media coverage of gender discrimination case
68 Elon Musk promises smoother new autopilot for Tesla cars
69 Google Assistant voice control coming to Android TV
70 Alien free-roaming multiplayer VR experience set to hug your face this year
71 Leaked Facebook documents show just how much users can get away with posting
72 How Star Wars lit up Reagan's cosmic Cold War vision
73 Facebook's secret guide on sex, violence, and hate speech leaked | ZDNet
74 The Story Behind The Hackathon Project That Helped Inspire The Creation Of Facebook Live
75 Yahoo retires ImageMagick library after 18-byte exploit leaks user email content | ZDNet
76 Google explains the Syrian refugee crisis with a new interactive website
77 3 types of artificial intelligence, but only 2 are valid
78 Siri Vs Google Assistant on the iPhone: Which AI Assistant Wins?
79 Trump touched an orb and now Twitter is glowing crazy
80 https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/05/22/1628250/facebook-flooded-with-sextortion-and-revenge-porn-files-reveal?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
81 Ransomware: WannaCry was basic, next time could be much worse | ZDNet
82 Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier
83 https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/05/22/1717218/ford-ousted-its-ceo-and-is-doubling-down-on-self-driving-cars?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter
84 Digital Trends on Twitter
85 Upcoming 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Cases Leaked
86 Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV
87 The LG X Venture is a tough, affordable Android phone with a big battery
88 AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever
89 WannaCry ransomware deadline passes, but few pay up | ZDNet
90 German Garcia Grova on Twitter
91 How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China
92 Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash
93 Meet Stephanie Chan, GamesBeat’s new general assignment reporter
94 FCC Guards 'Manhandle' Reporter Just For Asking Questions At Net Neutrality Vote
95 Elon Musk says “hardware 2” Teslas will get better self-driving software in June
96 Report: Resident Evil Is Getting a Six-Movie Reboot