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Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers, which is adorable

Facebook has in some ways been tip-toeing to paying trusted publishers for their content. It cut checks to some companies for Facebook Live efforts (Mashable was a partner), and is paying them for Facebook Watch video (Mashable is a partner). The relationships are different than those in cable TV, but it's more than Facebook was offering just a few years ago.

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Waymo heads to Atlanta to test its self-driving cars

Waymo continues to expand the pool of locations where it’s testing its autonomous vehicle tech, and the latest destination is metro Atlanta. The former Google self-driving car company revealed the news on Twitter, noting that it’s expanding considerably its geographic testing footprint now that it’s got fully driverless test vehicles on the road in Phoenix.

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Trump puts 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules

This new determination sets tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent with a gradual decrease of that tariff over the subsequent four years. In years two, three, and four, the tariff will be imposed at 25 percent, 20 percent, and 15 percent, respectively, of the value of the import. The first 2.5 gigawatts of imported solar cells imported are exempt from the tariff (but it seems that a similar provision was not made for solar modules).

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Here's why your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery might be toast in 18 months

While he originally estimated that the battery would take him closer to 36 months, Kingsley-Hughes noted that other iPhone 8 and iPhone X users were in the same boat. In the report, he theorized that Apple's focus on the speed and convenience of wireless charging is masking the fact that the battery can't keep up with performance demands.

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What it's like to shop at Amazon Go

So ... is it all worth it? I can't say I've ever found the grocery checkout line to be terribly onerous. And, in an area like the neighborhood Amazon Go is located, there are many options for fresher, better food. And it's not like they can keep the place open 24/7 without staff, since the barriers are more of a polite suggestion than any serious impediment to entry.

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Don't download Intel's latest Spectre and Meltdown patch, Intel warns

That’s the latest directive from Intel , who cited spontaneous reboot and system instability problems – first reported January 11 – following its latest firmware patch aimed to defend against the Spectre and Meltdown exploit vulnerabilities. The company issued a blog post today warning both its partners and end users.

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Netflix crosses $100 billion market cap after adding more subscribers than expected

( Reuters ) — Netflix Inc added more global subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter, as the video streaming service provider kept viewers hooked with critically acclaimed shows such as “The Crown” and “Stranger Things,” sending its shares up 7 percent in aftermarket trading to a record.

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This map shows which states are most affected by the government shutdown

The most affected states are those that make up the federal government’s ecosystem–Maryland , Virginia, and D.C. itself, where many government employees live and are currently “enjoying” furloughs. However, the impact of the shutdown extends far beyond the seat of government, with Alaska and Hawaii–the two states that are farthest from the Beltway– rounding out the top 5 due to their high number of federal employees and national parks. ML

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Windows 10 VR headsets discounted by 50 percent on Amazon

Unfortunately, Samsung’s Windows Mixed Reality headset isn’t part of Amazon’s discounts. Samsung’s headset is one of the best Windows Mixed Reality devices available right now, and it’s actually sold out at Amazon at the moment. Still, if you’re looking to pick up a discounted Windows Mixed Reality headset then there are plenty to choose from. All of the bundles include the motion controllers, which are essential for some of the latest VR games.

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Netflix blew past subscriber growth targets in its Q4 earnings, and the stock is soaring to record highs

This result should wash away any lingering doubts about the effect Netflix's US price hike would have on subscriber retention, as Netflix posted 1.98 million net adds in the US in Q4, above Wall Street forecasts of 1.29 million, and its own guidance of 1.25 million. It also blew past international growth targets.

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Top 5: Ways to keep your data safe while traveling

Airport Wi-Fi, public USB charging stations, and border agents just doing their jobs can all pose a threat to your cybersecurity. Here are five tips to reduce the threats.

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SpaceX can’t test launch Falcon Heavy while government is shut down

SpaceX had hoped to run a test launch of its Falcon Heavy — the first ever for the massive, high-capacity rocket — sometime this January, but that looks increasingly unlikely as it still needs to perform a static test fire (which also requires Space Wing support) prior to even attempting to get off the ground. Meanwhile, SpaceX has a launch scheduled at the Cape for clients including the U.S. government via the ISS that might be impacted, as well, depending on how long the shutdown lasts.

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5 project management trends to watch in 2018

Remote project management is rapidly increasing in popularity, both from an employer and employee perspective - especially with millennials. By 2020, millennials will make up half the global labor force, and by 2030, they'll account for 75%. As millennials are quickly becoming the largest component of the workforce in North America, their interest in achieving a work-life balance is creating pressure on employers to offer remote or partially-remote working arrangements. Employers are also recognizing the various benefits of hiring remote workers, including a higher degree of employee satisfaction, a reduction in sick time, and reduced administrative or logistical overheads. The benefits for both sides will continue to create a shift towards remote project teams that use technology to bridge communication and collaboration gaps.

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Android 8.1 Oreo now shows public Wi-Fi network speeds before you connect

Google is now taking this a step further by adding connection speed ratings, which can change with signal strength, but also depend on the original source of internet speed, among other factors. The speed ratings are only available on public Wi-Fi networks — private networks (those that require a password) do not display a speed rating since they’re, well, private.

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Top Swiss cryptocurrency lawyer questions 'stupid' ICO structure

ZURICH (Reuters) - One of the top lawyers in the booming cryptocurrency industry says the legal structure he helped set up to raise funds for new virtual currencies is “old, inflexible and stupid” and may no longer be fit for purpose.

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Engadget's back to school guide 2011

Welcome to Engadget's Back to School hub! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. You've stumbled upon our main hub page, and we're glad you're here. Each week in August we'll be adding three new product guides to our home page, and we'll collect them all here as well. And after the final guide hits the web on September 2nd, we'll be drawing names for Engadget's biggest giveaway to date . You'll hear more about that very soon, but for now, click on over to our available category pages, and stay tuned for those to come -- identified by a faded graphic for now. Accessories Bags and Cases Desktops Cameras . . . . Docks E-readers Fun Stuff! Gaming .

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Don't rely on your smart speakers as your only alarm clock http://lifehac.kr/HtqV2hx  pic.twitter.com/e0FJIyboM4

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UK Hospitals Can Now Store Confidential Patient Records In the Public Cloud - Slashdot

The National Health Service (NHS) has given hospitals the go-ahead to store sensitive patient records in the cloud . "NHS Digital said the advantages of using cloud services include cost savings associated with not having to buy and maintain hardware and software, and availability of backup and fast system recovery," reports ZDNet. "'Together these features cut the risk of health information not being available due to local hardware failure,' said the report." From ZDNet: Rob Shaw, deputy chief executive at NHS Digital, said: "It is for individual organizations to decide if they wish to use cloud and data offshoring but there are a huge range of benefits in doing so, such as greater data security protection and reduced running costs when implemented effectively." The UK government introduced a 'cloud first' policy for public sector IT in 2013, and NHS Choices and NHS England's Code4Health initiative are already successfully using the cloud. NHS Digital's guidance said that the NHS and social care providers may use cloud computing services for NHS data, although data must only be hosted within the European Economic Area, a country deemed adequate by the European Commission, or in the U.

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Automotive expert Bob Lutz suggests buying a Tesla before it goes out of business

In Lutz's view, Tesla's vehicles — like its high-speed Model S sedan — could soon become valuable collector's items when Tesla's business model fails. Lutz apparently believes Tesla "hasn’t figured out the revenues have to be greater than costs … when you are perennially running out of cash you are just not running a good automobile company.”

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Netflix is now worth more than $100B

We’ll get to the financial numbers in a minute but, as usual, the big story here is that it continues to wow Wall Street with impressive growth in its subscriber numbers. The company said it added more than 8 million new subscribers total after already setting pretty robust targets for the fourth quarter this year, giving it a healthy push as it crossed the $100 billion mark after the report came out this afternoon.

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Google briefly broke Amazon’s workaround for YouTube on Fire TV

Google and Amazon aren’t getting any closer to ending their bitter feud. In fact, today the user-hostile fight between them is only getting worse. YouTube briefly appeared to have blocked the Silk web browser on Fire TV from displaying the TV-optimized interface normally shown on large screens. As a result, trying to navigate YouTube and watch videos became a usability nightmare on Amazon’s popular streaming products.

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Murdoch: Facebook should pay media companies for news on social network https://usat.ly/2DYghis  pic.twitter.com/01EdNRwF2e

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Facebook announces that it has invented a new unit of time

Now, you may be sitting there wondering what was wrong with regular seconds that Facebook had to go and invent its own unit, especially since the second is one of the few units that is universal across SI and imperial units. The name itself is a portmanteau of the phase “frame-tick,” which is also why you might want to use them. Flicks are designed to help measure individual frame duration for video frame rates. So whether your video is 24hz, 25hz, 30hz, 48hz, 50hz, 60hz, 90hz, 100hz, or 120hz, you’ll be able to use Flicks to ensure that everything is in sync while still using whole integers (instead of decimals).

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Google's $20 million Lunar Xprize will end without a winner

If anything, the company believes that the journey was more important than the destination. "We are so thrilled with the progress made by these teams over the last ten years," it said in a statement. And to a degree, it's right. The teams have make significant strides in designing practical lunar rovers without the resources of a massive government agency. Private space exploration is theoretically one step closer, even if the technology from the Xprize ultimately has to be diverted to other projects.

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Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers, which is adorable

Facebook has in some ways been tip-toeing to paying trusted publishers for their content. It cut checks to some companies for Facebook Live efforts (Mashable was a partner), and is paying them for Facebook Watch video (Mashable is a partner). The relationships are different than those in cable TV, but it's more than Facebook was offering just a few years ago.

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Unhappy about the net neutrality repeal? You could move to Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock takes a selfie Monday with computer science students at a high school he attended. There, he announced an executive order he signed implementing net neutrality principles.

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Montana governor’s executive order could force ISPs to follow net neutrality rules

The FCC’s wildly unpopular decision to kill net neutrality has sent legislators, companies and individuals scrambling for ways to keep the Obama-era regulations in place. A new bid by Montana Governor Steve Bullock would cut through much of the red tape and force internet service providers to abide by earlier net neutrality rules.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Wind and solar deals popular with tech giants are opening up to all https://bloom.bg/2n1J2DB  pic.twitter.com/SowzHLbonC

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How to install Linux bash on Windows 10

If you're looking to use Linux tools on Windows, you can now make that happen. Jack Wallen shows you how to install Linux bash on Windows 10 with a few easy steps.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Uber's soap opera has taken some twists and turns, but it's not over yet https://bloom.bg/2ruTEj4  pic.twitter.com/wsjCeqbF4E

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Hate gerrymandering? You’ll love this

Breaking news: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the state’s congressional map was so partisan it violated the state’s constitution. Map is blocked for 2018 and they want it redrawn ahead of the primary.

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We are sorry to report that Pikachu has fallen down

Fear not, though. Pikachu was helped up by a kind group of bystanders and seemed to be fine in the wake of its fall. Actually, we have no idea. It's just as likely that the person wearing this Pikachu suit was deeply traumatized and will never wear it again.

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

Uber’s CEO envisions flying cars within a decade https://bloom.bg/2rvloV0  pic.twitter.com/mkglmt6jg0

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Slack gets the Linux treatment: New snap available for Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, and more

"Slack is helping to transform the modern workplace, and we're thrilled to welcome them to the snaps ecosystem," Jamie Bennett, vice president of engineering, devices and IoT at Canonical, said in the release. "Today's announcement is yet another example of putting the Linux user first - Slack's developers will now be able to push out the latest features straight to the user. By prioritising usability, and with the popularity of open source continuing to grow, the number of snaps is only set to rise in 2018."

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WhatsApp officially launches 'WhatsApp Business'

WhatsApp is entering an increasingly competitive space. Facebook Messenger, Apple, WeChat, and Skype are all striving to be the go-to interface for B2C interaction. For instance, Apple is introducing an update to iMessage that includes iOS Business Chat, a “powerful new way for businesses to connect with customers directly from within Messages,”  according  to Apple. Meanwhile, WhatsApp will go up against WeChat, which already hosts 10 million official business accounts for WeChat's 980 million monthly active users to interact with.

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Leaving Windows: How the Pixelbook replaced my Surface Pro 4, no regrets | ZDNet

The world continues to move to the cloud and less is being done with offline apps. Last month I put my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on the shelf and connected my new Google Pixelbook to my external Dell monitor as I went all in with a Chromebook.

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MANDY is Nicolas Cage at His Best and Bloodiest (Sundance Review) | Nerdist

Sweet buttery Moses. Twelve hours after watching the midnight world premiere of  Mandy at the Sundance Film Festival , I am still reeling from the sensory onslaught of Panos Cosmatos’ wild new film. My head is pounding and my heart is racing and I feel hungover, but I haven’t had a drop to drink and I’ve already acclimated to the altitude. No, this is the aftermath of one of the most audacious and exhilarating cinematic experiences I’ve had in ages. Mandy is by no means a perfect film and is likely going to turn off a fair number of viewers who aren’t on board for its concentrated, unadulterated weirdness. But for those who are willing to take the ride, you’re in for a bizarre, bloody treat featuring a particularly extra Nic Cage, giving his best performance in years. It’s an instant cult classic, and I mean that both literally and figuratively.

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DARPA funds six centers working on computer design alternatives

(Whether Von Neumann architecture is an accurate term or a misnomer has become a controversial topic in the past few years. It's well-documented that John von Neumann in the 1940s documented the EDVAC architecture developed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, but computer historians are divided about what part of the ideas were Eckert and Mauchly's, what parts were von Neumann's own, and whether he improperly accepted credit for the whole thing.)

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Gizmodo on Twitter

T'Challa's suit has some new moves in the first clip from Black Panther http://gizmo.do/9HnCfEM  pic.twitter.com/XX9MrP5rKS

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

China's biggest electric-car maker will go public in a $4.5 billion deal https://bloom.bg/2rwklE5  pic.twitter.com/39Aq074jSc

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A new study reveals how Russian trolls manipulated our Twitter conversations

Twitter has an opportunity to help people understand what is happening to us - not just to the “other side” - but to our side/ourselves. To help us become aware of HOW we’re being manipulated. Just telling us we’ve interacted w/ one of these accounts misses the opportunity.

43
Trump's Solar Tariffs Mark Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet

The tariffs are just the latest action Trump has taken that undermine the economics of renewable energy. The administration has already decided to pull the U.S. out of the international Paris climate agreement, rolled back Obama-era regulations on power plant-emissions and passed sweeping tax reforms that constrained financing for solar and wind. The import taxes, however, will prove to be the most targeted strike on the industry yet and may have larger consequences for the energy world.

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Cybersecurity incidents top the 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer as second largest concern

A lack of knowledge about cybersecurity has driven a lot of concern among companies as well, which is most likely a reason why it tops the list. Soubra suggests interface with other humans as the first step companies should take to creating a more secure system. Groups within companies should talk to each other, and work together toward a common goal, she said.

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Everything we know about the timeline of Star Trek's Mirror Universe http://gizmo.do/2TMfk5f  pic.twitter.com/knIlN2oYql

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Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

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Gizmodo on Twitter

The Scots language translation of Harry Potter is the most Scottish thing ever http://gizmo.do/VZ67N1A  pic.twitter.com/iT3OfYYEp6

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Christopher Walken’s Hipster Coffee Shop Is An Absurd Disaster

Why we care: The crew at podcast  Famous Lost Works  have truly outdone themselves by imagining national treasure Christopher Walken as the owner of a trendy, new coffee shop. Animator Leah Dubuc brings the insane, improvised dialogue to life as Walken fields orders from hipsters. Things escalate quickly, as they’re wont to do when Walken is involved, and suddenly we’re dealing with fingers in frappuccinos, bone-filled quiches, and a very charming vampire.

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Robot fired from Scottish grocery store for poor performance

While part of the problem was that Fabio simply couldn't do its job, another issue could have been cultural. As noted by our sister site ZDNet , similar Pepper robots are in use in Japan and some tech-friendly stores in California, with some positive impact. It could be that Scottish culture, or the fairly traditional grocery industry, just weren't yet ready for a robot grocery workers. But until AI and robotics can address needs across different industries and cultures, they may not reach broad adoption.

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10 makeup products under $25 from Sephora that we love https://usat.ly/2DYsiVf  pic.twitter.com/w8ZwHmj0ZN

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