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Pizza Hut Parka keeps you as warm as a pizza

Pizza Hut's newest stunt is a parka made of the same insulating material as its delivery bags.

'Terminator 2' is still a blast, even in 3D

James Cameron's update of his sci-fi classic is great. Just don't expect it to change your mind about 3D.

Hewlett-Packard Says Exascale Computing Is The Modern Space Race

“Eighteen Zeros” lets us in on what exascale computing is and why it’s so important.

Equifax website hacked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update

Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.

Facebook Stories open to Pages, bringing brands to the ghost town

No one's posting to Facebook Stories. Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new 'cross-post from Instagram Stories'..

Samantha Bee goes in on 'White Cosby' Harvey Weinstein

'This season's second giant vortex of destructive moisture named Harvey.'

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Here’s a Detailed Look at What's Inside an iPhone

Apple Inc. has sold more than 1.2 billion iPhones since January 2007, when founder Steve Jobs triumphantly claimed, “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” That figure, based on quarterly results that include the 15 distinct models that came out before iPhones 8 and X, means that in terms of units sold, the iPhone is probably more successful than any consumer product ever created. The device has seeded entire industries—apps, most notably—and sent the stock prices of suppliers soaring. On the other hand, suppliers that have been spurned by Apple have struggled and, in at least one case, subsequently gone bankrupt.

Twitter explains why Rose McGowan's account got suspended

Though it was unclear at the time which tweet violated Twitter's rules, the official Twitter Safety account clarified McGowan had included a private phone number in one of her tweets, which is prohibited in the site's Privacy Policy .

Hyperloop One rebrands as ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ after investment by Richard Branson

In interviews, Hyperloop One founder Shervin Pishevar was always sure to credit Musk as his inspiration, but maintained that his company was the only one in the world to build a full-scale hyperloop (a test track in the Nevada desert). Now, with Branson as a major stakeholder, the company is likely to ramp up its aggressive pursuit of government approval to break ground on its first operational system.

Sheryl Sandberg says the US should 'absolutely' publicly release the Facebook ads linked to Russian interference

"In my meetings with the government yesterday, I talked about how we're fully cooperating with their investigation — Congress and the special counsel — we're giving our piece, but they can understand the whole picture. I reiterated that it's important they get the whole picture and explain that transparently to the American public. When they wanted to make a decision, we stand ready to help them."

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Rose McGowan's Twitter account gets 'temporarily locked'

The actress, who has spent the last few days tweeting about sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, also posted a screenshot of a message from Twitter stating that her account will have some of its features limited for violating Twitter's rules.

Watch out, Equifax may be serving up adware from its website

If the report is correct, recent visitors to the Equifax website directed to download looked like harmless Flash software but was actually a malicious piece of software known as Adware.Eorezo. To serve the adware up to visitors, the hackers appear to have redirected them from Equifax's site to shady web pages that host the malicious software.

Facebook’s Sandberg vows more transparency on Russian ads

During Sandberg's interview with Axios, she reiterated steps Facebook is taking to minimize the chance that this sort of interference will happen again, including heavily investing in machine learning, hiring more staff to increase oversight related to advertising, and increasing transparency, as well as working with third party fact-checkers and offering people warnings when they're about to share an article that's been flagged as having false information.

Sheryl Sandberg got everything wrong about Facebook's role as a media company

A company such as Facebook, which distributes media and makes money off it by selling ads is, by definition, in the media business. Sandberg is right to point out that Facebook's size means it has a massive responsibility to distribute accurate information. But she's wrong to deny it serves many of the same functions of a media company.

Exclusive: Alphabet's Waymo demanded $1 billion in settlement talks with Uber - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters.

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You can now shop for Target stuff on your Google Home

Also starting next year, Target shoppers will have the option to pick up their Google Express orders at a Target store, with the items ready in two hours. Those kinds of buy-online/pick-up-in-store options could help traditional retailers compete with Amazon, though the online seller's purchase of Whole Foods this year could weaken that advantage. Next year, Target shoppers will also be able to link their accounts with Google for more personalized shopping, a feature Walmart recently rolled out to its customers on Google Express.

Facebook's VR headset Oculus Go doesn't require a phone or PC

There are two types of headsets available on the market: those like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, which require a smartphone to operate, or rigs like Oculus Rift that work with expensive PCs. Oculus Go, which doesn't require you to be tethered to a computer or pop in a smartphone, wants to fit somewhere in between with its all-in-one headset.

Pixel 2 camera could beat the iPhone

Google didn't say that the Pixel 2 has a better portrait mode than the iPhone 8 Plus, but it did say it can create the same blurred background effect with a single camera. It uses computational photography and machine learning to create a depth map of the shot and figure out what to defocus. And the Pixel 2 has this feature on both the front and rear. The iPhone 8 Plus needs information from the two rear lenses to create the effect and only the forthcoming iPhone X has portrait mode on both sides .

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Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 patching error borks users' systems | ZDNet

Patches that Microsoft published for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 have resulted in problems for some business users. Here are some ways administrators can fix things.

Rose McGowan temporarily blocked from Twitter after Weinstein tweets

This morning McGowan shared a screenshot on Instagram showing a message from Twitter stated she has “violated the Twitter Rules” and would need to delete certain tweets before the suspension would be lifted. After the tweets have been deleted, says the message, a 12-hour countdown will start before McGowan can fully use her account again. In the meantime, her account is still publicly accessible (unlike a full suspension, where all tweets are blocked from view).

Equifax Takes Web Page Offline After Reports of New Cyber Attack - Slashdot

The move came after an independent security analyst on Wednesday found Equifax's website was under the control of attackers trying to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Flash updates that could infected computers with malware , the technology news website Ars Technica reported.

To help solve the women-in-tech problem, I volunteer as tribute

Yes, leaving journalism would be a sacrifice, given that serving as a director for tech companies no doubt requires very long hours for dismal pay. I think I can manage. And I'm certainly willing to step up for my fellow #womenintech and help those brave, forward-thinking companies that truly want to solve this diversity problem, if only to stop having to read reports about how dismal the situation is.

Samsung's alternative to Apple Watch and AirPods are almost here

This year, like many smartwatch makers, Samsung's focusing on fitness. Its latest sport earbuds and smartwatch, the Gear Icon X 2018 and Gear Sport, are arriving later this month: Oct. 27, with preorders starting tomorrow, Oct. 13. They'll cost $200 and $300, respectively in the US. (International prices and release dates weren't provided by Samsung, but we'll add them when we have them). CNET has tried them both briefly, but we don't have either for review yet.

Lyft adds in-app navigation for drivers via Google Maps

Lyft Navigation means no more round-tripping between apps after accepting rides, which is good news for minimizing distraction and for making life generally easier for driers on the platform. Lyft says that it introduced the feature based on feedback received from drivers actually using their service, since it was inconvenient to have to manage both outside apps. Now, they’ll get immediately put into the Google Maps view without having to exit out once they start their trip.


The seminar is oriented on the details of the implementation and is not an introduction to the language, although we expect to introduce it briefly.

How to Get All Your Emails in One Place

Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place.

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Razer's first smartphone is launching on November 1

As it's Razer it's safe to expect the phone will focus on top-end gaming features, which hopefully means it'll include some powerful tech. The URL for the livestream reads "watch, listen, play" which further suggests there will be a big focus on gaming on the new phone.

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The Game Boy Mini no one needs might be in the works

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Europeans are building a giant clean energy island in the middle of the sea

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan trade commission | ZDNet

The Taiwanese trade regulator has announced that it will fine Qualcomm $773 million for requiring competitors to sign baseband chip patent authorisation contract clauses that were found to violate competition law.

How to deploy applications with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

In the first page, select the type of Application you'll be configuring. Selecting the radio button next to Application With Source Files is the most common Application Type that will be used. This selection will import the application files directory into a directory located in the Deployment Share. Selecting the radio button for Application Without Source Files Or Elsewhere On The Network, will add file links to a UNC path or DFS share and is best suited for applications that may be stored on application servers or distributed from centralized repositories. Lastly, selecting Application Bundle will add application dependencies instead of fully installed applications. This selection is typically associated with internal applications or web/cloud-based software. Click the Next button to proceed ( Figure B ).

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Alphabet's @ericschmidt thinks these are EU tech companies' biggest challenges

Users aren't the weakest link in cybersecurity: 3 tips for IT leaders

A Clemson University professor argues that end users are not the weakest link when it comes to information security. Find out how IT leaders can facilitate better cybersecurity practices.

Facebook's 3D posts can share interactive objects with friends outside of VR

Most of the announcements during today’s Oculus Connect 4 event involved having a screen strapped to your face. But, with 3D posts, Facebook is trying to merge the worlds of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

SEC spoofed, malware hosted on US gov't server in new DNS attack | ZDNet

According to Talos, the latest malware campaign is similar to its last evolution. The infection process uses DNS TXT records to create a bidirectional command-and-control (C2) channel, in which attackers are able to interact with the Windows Command Processor using the contents of DNS TXT record queries and responses generated from the threat actor's DNS server.

35 Niantic is hosting a 'Pokémon Go' AR photography contest

You have today until October 25th to join -- simply post your entries on Instagram and tag #PokemonGOcontest. Niantic's last big event, the Pokémon Go Fest, unfortunately turned out to be a huge mess . This one doesn't sound complicated enough to mess up, but you'll probably have to give the developer some time to decide on the best image, since the contest is open to players from countries across the globe.

Amazon's Alexa can now recognize individual voices and users

Amazon just made it a little harder for someone else to hijack your Echo – the Alexa voice assistant can now recognize individual voices and personalize its response, so you and the rest of your family can use your smart speakers without any overlap.

Eat some crickets and mealworms -- and help the world too

Ashour's team won the Hult Prize and its $1 million purse with their vision of using data, robotics and automation to build a cricket farm. They're now the Aspire Food Group, based in Austin, Texas. But don't expect to find bucolic fields and non-hipster flannel at Aspire's farm. It's actually a 25,000-square-foot building designed for cricket-raising, in a business park that's about a 10-minute drive from downtown.

Watch out Netflix and Hulu, Movies Anywhere is here

That's where services like Movies Anywhere could rise to the top. Your average movie buff doesn't want to know about the machinations of studios and streaming services -- they just want the latest blockbusters in one place. By securing the buy-in of major studios as well as digital retailers, Movies Anywhere could soon be the one-stop-shop for viewers, giving them what they want, where and when they want it.

SpaceX successfully launches and recovers third reused Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 today, its 15th rocket launch of this year. The rocket took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying a satellite with a dual-purpose mission for both EchoStar and SES. The rocket used on this flight included a first stage that was previously flown for a Space Station resupply mission in February, and then recovered and refurbished by SpaceX.

Microsoft's mystery update arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users | ZDNet

On my test systems, the new app appeared as part of Windows updates delivered on October 10. Based on ratings and reviews in the Store, other Windows 10 users saw the update as early as October 1. The listing says it's compatible with Windows 10 release 14393 (the Anniversary Update) or later, although it probably requires a new version of the Photos app to work.

How to convince your C-suite to commit to digital transformation

Only one third of companies say their C-suites are committed to digital transformation. Here's how tech leaders can convince upper management of its value.

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Oculus Go is VR's biggest milestone, and its greatest compromise  #OculusConnect

Western Digital unveils breakthrough HDD technology | ZDNet

Western Digital on Wednesday announced a technology breakthrough in hard disk drive (HDD) technology that "will fuel the next decade of big data," according to Brendan Collins, Western Digital's VP of Devices. At an event in San Jose, California, the company demonstrated microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR), a technology that should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity and beyond that by 2025.

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Bitcoin hits a new record high above $5,200

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Amazon is perfecting the recipe for getting your entire family to shop more

FDA pilot program sparks questions about healthcare IoT security risks

"These risks fall into three main categories," said Antwanye Ford, CEO of Enlightened , a provider of cybersecurity and public safety solutions. "One is compatibility, because if different companies are creating different sensors to track things like heart rate, motion, blood oxygen, and glucose, these tools may work on different protocols and therefore not be compatible to work with other sensors to comprehensively provide data to healthcare providers. A second is unknown vulnerabilities, because cybersecurity tends to be an afterthought during the research and development of new devices, which leads to vulnerabilities that can potentially result in data breaches of patients' private health records. The third is healthcare risks, because if a company is wrong about its assumptions about how a device will interact with the human body, it could result in serious injury."

Oxford will ban gas-powered cars starting in 2020

In the first stage of its plans from 2020, taxis, cars, light commercial vehicles and buses which are non zero-emission, will be banned from six streets in the city center, including near the world-famous Oxford Union debating society.

TNW Answers • John Sculley

John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and Pepsi is now CMO and Chairman of a health-tech company called RxAdvance, which aims to fuse together high-tech and healthcare in order to benefit patients, lower health costs and fix the healthcare system in America. The company is on track to scale up to $15 billion by 2020.

Hyperloop One becomes ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ with Virgin Group investment

Hyperloop One has received a significant investment in Hyperloop One – the official figure hasn’t been revealed, but it’s enough that the Hyperloop tech startup, which aims to create networks of high-speed transportation tunnels to various locales across the globe, has changed its name. Virgin Hyperloop One is the entity’s official moniker going forward, which is quite a mouthful.

Microsoft and AWS Advance Open AI Ecosystem with Gluon Partnership - Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

At Microsoft we have a vision and passion to amplify human ingenuity with the transformative power of AI. As a society we face enormous challenges which AI has the potential to solve. However, developing with AI, especially deep learning models isn’t easy—it can be a fairly daunting and specialized practice for most data professionals. We believe bringing AI advances to all developers, on any platform, using any language, with an open AI ecosystem, will help ensure AI is more accessible and valuable to all.

51 Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell trucks are now moving goods around the Port of LA
52 Introducing Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft | Amazon Web Services
53 California wants to allow self-driving car tests without human drivers
54 Eat some crickets and mealworms -- and help the world too
55 One Bitcoin is now worth more than $5,000
56 Facebook is making a VR offer it hopes you can’t refuse
57 Razer teases big announcement -- and it looks like a phone
58 BlackBerry settles lawsuits with budget Android phone maker BLU after reaching patent licensing deal
59 Your iPhone X won’t let anyone else see your notifications
60 Ransomware is now big business on the dark web and malware developers are cashing in | ZDNet
61 Oculus Asks Us To Take A Ride Into A Magic Future Of VR And AR
62 Pinterest hit by Russia-linked political posts too
63 Pittsburgh’s Bike Share Is Now Free With Your $1 Transit Pass
64 Google dumps Home Mini's top touch function over privacy concerns
65 VR Masters Show Us What Astronaut Training Looks Like From The Inside
66 Mashable on Twitter
67 Kate Beckinsale shares her experience with Harvey Weinstein in heartbreaking Instagram post
68 Twitter breaks its silence on McGowan suspension
69 Trump’s threats amount to a First Amendment violation
70 Researchers find 450,000 financial scams operating on social media | ZDNet
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72 Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation
73 Himax Starts Supplying Apple with WLO Chips for TrueDepth Camera on iPhone X
74 LG to open Europe's biggest car battery factory next year
75 Take a break from work with the Moto Gamepad Mod: hands-on | ZDNet
76 3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true
77 Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on Harvey Weinstein: 'People should lose their jobs'
78 Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express
79 Kansas City mayor spams Amazon reviews in bid for headquarters | ZDNet
80 Apple Interested in 'Intelligent Blood Monitoring Technology'
81 This Netflix-flavoured phishing attack targets your business emails | ZDNet
82 Square Enix's Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics
83 ​Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's still too early for quality AR headsets | ZDNet
84 ESRB says video game loot boxes don't qualify as 'gambling,' despite similarities
85 ​Google ditches Home Mini's top-touch panel feature after spying blunder | ZDNet
86 Need Fresh Hairy Crabs? There Are Rival Apps for That
87 Monica Anderson on Twitter
88 Universal debuts a vinyl buying service based on SMS recommendations
89 Shutterstock’s spatially aware visual search tool lets you find photos by composition
90 Google disables Home Mini touch function
91 Legal Online Gambling Could Return To the US - Slashdot
92 Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying
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94 Neva Tech Qi wireless charging pad: green charging at an affordable price