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Tesla recalls 11,000 Model Xs because the second-row seats have a problem

We are emailing to inform you of a proactive action Tesla is taking to ensure your safety as a Model X owner. During recent internal testing, Tesla determined that a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles may need to be adjusted. Although Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to this condition, we will be inspecting the affected customers’ cars so that we can confirm whether any adjustment is needed. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution, because even though we have never seen it happen, if the cable is not properly adjusted, the seat back on the left side of the second row seats could move forward during a crash.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

In the final trailer for Stranger Things season 2, something is horribly wrong with Will Byers http://gizmo.do/LZ7kpTQ  pic.twitter.com/RUp2QcrIs4

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Qualcomm Seeks China iPhone Ban, Escalating Apple Legal Fight

The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on Apple in the world’s largest market for smartphones and cut off production in a country where most iPhones are made. The product provides almost two-thirds of Apple’s revenue. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court claiming patent infringement and seeking injunctive relief, according to Christine Trimble, a company spokeswoman.

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update preview build for mobile | ZDNet

There are a few enterprise features coming to Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile, such as two factor authentication, improvements to AppLocker, and reliability improvements for VPN on Windows 10 Mobile.

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No, President Trump can’t order the FCC to shut news down

It's not unheard of for a president to try to muzzle the press. Both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson tried to discourage news organizations from reporting on what was happening in Vietnam. And Richard Nixon, at the height of the Watergate investigation, went so far as to secretly challenge the renewal of broadcast licenses held by the Washington Post.

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Pokemon Go reportedly got played in Russian meddling, too

"It's clear from the images shared with us by CNN that our game assets were appropriated and misused in promotions by third parties without our permission," a Niantic spokesman said in a statement. "It is important to note that Pokemon Go, as a platform, was not and cannot be used to share information between users in the app, so our platform was in no way being used. This 'contest' required people to take screen shots from their phone and share over other social networks, not within our game."

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'Rick and Morty’ Szechuan sauce madness shows our dark side

This isn't, of course, all of the show's fans (#NotAllMortys). The third season of "Rick and Morty" had an average viewership of well over 2 million, and it's likely only a tiny minority of those viewers doing the damage. I like the show, and if you've seen it you probably like it too. But a small percentage of 2 million is enough to cause scenes in McDonald's around the US and make life difficult for a team of female writers.

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Cryptocurrencies are 'in the 3rd inning' — and Wall Street is just getting started

Still, despite its meteoric rise, bitcoin by many measures is still in its very early days. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are used, for instance, by a very small percentage of people and institutions are just starting to look at building out a sophisticated market around the space.

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TNW on Twitter

Airbnb is opening an apartment complex that won’t piss off the neighbors http://tnw.me/qNU6TfL  pic.twitter.com/8Bk23xiowi

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Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website.

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The myth of responsible encryption: Experts say it can't work

Responsible encryption, according to the lawmakers who demand it, would require companies to create a secret key, or back door, that would make it possible to read coded data. Only the government could access the key, so that with the proper warrant or court order, law enforcement could read through messages. The key would be kept secret -- unless hackers stole it in a breach.

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Uber continues fight to stay in London

The appeal, which Uber announced immediately after Transport for London made its decision on Sept. 22, allows the ride-sharing company to continue operating in the city during that process. An Uber spokeswoman said that today's filing in the Westminster Magistrates' Court is more a formal notification that the appeal is underway and that the company may never appear in court if a settlement is reached.

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Scary 'New Mutants' trailer: 'X-Men' meets 'Stranger Things'

Focusing on a young cast in a scary situation, the trailer rides the current wave of 1980s-esque teen horror seen in "Stranger Things" and "It". In case you were confused by the spooky tone, someone handily tells us, "This isn't a hospital... it's a haunted house!"

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The Higher Bitcoin Gets, the Faster Bitcoin Goes: Chart

Bitcoin’s rally has picked up speed throughout this year, with the world’s largest cryptocurrency breaching new levels at an ever greater pace as it increases sixfold. Bitcoin first crested at $1,000 in 2013 and didn’t even breach $2,000 until this May, but the currency since cracked the $3,000, $4,000 and now $5,000 levels in quick succession, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The only slowdown came amid China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies in September, which seems a distant memory as bitcoin rockets toward $6,000.

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Rose McGowan took a shot at Twitter after her account was restored

We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service. 1/3

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Sandberg says Facebook to add African-American board director

"I think today's meeting was productive and sets us on a path to get more answers and eventually, change. Facebook and other digital companies cannot become a Trojan Horse for foreign efforts to influence our democratic elections," Rep. Kelly said in a statement. "All companies – whether it's a tech giant or mom-and-pop shop – need to follow the law, protect customer data and not be complicit in foreign threats to our security."

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Google pledges $1B to prepare workers for tech jobs

The search giant on Thursday introduced $1 billion in new initiatives aimed at training and educating workers to help them find jobs and grow their businesses. Google will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally as part of efforts to prepare people for the "changing nature of work."

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Here's how easy it is for anyone — including Russian operatives — to target you with ads on Facebook

To see how easy it would be for just about anyone to use Facebook's targeting parameters to reach their desired audience, we asked three media agencies to come up with media plans and budgets — in this case specifically for someone looking to swing an election in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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The myth of responsible encryption: Experts say it can't work

Responsible encryption, according to the lawmakers who demand it, would require companies to create a secret key, or back door, that would make it possible to read coded data. Only the government could access the key, so that with the proper warrant or court order, law enforcement could read through messages. The key would be kept secret -- unless hackers stole it in a breach.

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Twitter Is Crawling With Bots and Lacks Incentive to Expel Them

Independent researchers are starting to peel back the layers of political interference. There were about 400,000 bots posting political messages during the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Twitter, according to a research paper by Emilio Ferrara, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. He told Bloomberg that he has discovered that the same group of 1,600 bots tweeting extremist right-wing posts in the U.S. elections also posted anti-Macron sentiment during the French elections and extremist right-wing content during the German elections this year.

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Amazon suspends Studios chief amid sex harassment allegation

Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer on " The Man in the High Castle ," according to an interview published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter . Hackett, daughter of the late science fiction writer and "High Castle" author Philip K. Dick, said in the interview that Price repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her after a dinner two years ago during Comic-Con in San Diego. Price declined The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.

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Video: Tim Cook's iPhone X Slips Out of His Pocket

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is already using an iPhone X ahead of its launch on November 3 next month. More specifically, Cook is using a white iPhone X which will likely be the more popular color option among consumers this time around. The CEO’s phone slipped out of his pocket during a Q&A session at the Oxford University earlier this week.

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Samsung Electronics' CEO steps down in a shocking resignation

Samsung Electronics said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.

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How Facebook’s Ad System Works

Facebook’s primary ad system plugs straight into the Facebook News Feed, the stream of information that serves as the primary interface for the social network. This system was created to deliver ads that could grab your attention as effectively as what internet companies call “organic content” — posts from your friends and family and other entities you are connected to on Facebook.

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Here's why it'll be hard to get an iPhone X

The  iPhone X's  most talked about feature,  facial recognition , could cause a lot of problems for Apple . According to a report by  Nikkei Asian Review , iPhone manufacturers aren't building 3D sensors for the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system fast enough to keep up with yield rates. This means that when the iPhone X hits stores on Nov. 3 you're going to have a hard time getting one.

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Professor gives an explosive rant against pomegranates, but there's a good reason

But, this wasn't the first time Martino presented the class with her stance on fruits. Aside from telling her class to "never ever think about pomegranates" (no eating, no sniffing either), she had them disregard kiwis too. So, what's next? Apples? Strawberries?

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Trump is quietly dismantling Obama's biggest legacy

What the rule did: Economists have struggled for years to measure the cost of carbon pollution. That's where a concept called the social cost of carbon (SCC) comes in. The figure attempts to quantify the negative (costs of climate change) and positive (temporarily higher crop yields) outcomes of CO2 emissions. Under Obama, the SCC was used to inform a variety of regulations like fuel-efficiency standards. Members of the Trump administration have said  the figures Obama was using were too high; the Yale economist whose research informed them has since  come out with a new, lower figure .

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TNW on Twitter

Crypto-mining with renewable energy: the solution for Blockchain's carbon footprint http://tnw.me/WKDiVAb  pic.twitter.com/81WkvbZ7kY

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Twitter Deleted Data Possibly Crucial to Russia Probes: Politico

Unidentified operatives created armies of automated bots, fake users, hashtags and bogus ad campaigns and launched recurring waves of pro-Trump and anti-Clinton story lines via Twitter that were either false or greatly exaggerated, Politico reported. U.S. investigators were hoping to identify who was behind the operations, how they cooperated with each other and their suspected ties to the Kremlin, by sifting through reams of data accumulated in recent years by Twitter, Politico said.

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Bug bounty hunters can make big bucks with the right hack

DeVoss is part of a rare group of full-time bug bounty hunters, hacking experts who dedicate their days to finding vulnerabilities on websites in hopes of big rewards, the digital equivalent of Indiana Jones. These bug hunters have been helpful to smaller companies that don't have resources to hire full-time experts to test their security, and even to big tech companies looking to augment their security efforts. They can help find flaws that could prevent major hacks by cybercriminals.

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Shell buys NewMotion, takes big step toward electrified future

Shell already had a program in place to install EV fast-chargers at some of its gas stations, as the market slowly warms to electric vehicles. This program will continue alongside NewMotion's efforts, which focuses more on chargers at home and the workplace. Reuters reports that Shell will continue to operate NewMotion under its current name and there are no plans to integrate the two different EV-charger strategies.

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Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing

Machine learning and AI are the next big things in cloud computing, with the potential to cause significant changes to the cloud business that Amazon and Microsoft have long dominated.

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Social Media Guidelines for the Times Newsroom

Nick Confessore says: “The reality is that my Twitter account is a Times account. The Times does not control it, but the Times is held accountable for what appears on my feed. Indeed, the casual reader interprets my social accounts as an extension of our digital platforms, for good and ill. I think all of us at the Times need to embrace this as the price of our employment by a major media institution. (And in fairness, to the extent my Twitter account is influential or widely read, it is largely because I am employed by The Times.)”

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TNW on Twitter

Report: Apple to kill Touch ID on all future iPhones http://tnw.me/bFvmyfk  pic.twitter.com/OCIZ4O0p3J

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more

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The next great Aston Martin convertible has arrived

For the Volante, Aston Martin decided to go with a canvas soft top as opposed to the always-popular folding metal roof. The canvas won out because it is easier to package and allowed designers to keep the height of the rear decklid low, thereby preserving the DB11's sleek lines, Palmer said. The convertible top can be controlled using the DB11's key fob and can operate at speeds of up to 31 mph.

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TNW on Twitter

Developing countries are facing a challenge: Keeping their phones charged http://tnw.me/dmtGCYH  pic.twitter.com/3wg3pwvocR

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Bug bounty hunters can make big bucks with the right hack

DeVoss is part of a rare group of full-time bug bounty hunters, hacking experts who dedicate their days to finding vulnerabilities on websites in hopes of big rewards, the digital equivalent of Indiana Jones. These bug hunters have been helpful to smaller companies that don't have resources to hire full-time experts to test their security, and even to big tech companies looking to augment their security efforts. They can help find flaws that could prevent major hacks by cybercriminals.

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Apple Co-Founder’s Woz U Aims to Train Tech Workers, Affordably

Mr. Wozniak is working with Southern Careers Institute to launch Woz U, an education program to help people enter into the tech workforce quickly and affordably. It will also provide services to companies, helping them connect with potential hires and provide training resources to their employees.

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Women's Twitter boycott aims to highlight abuse on the site

Twitter later restored the account, explaining that McGowan had been locked out because one of her tweets included a private phone number, which violated the company's terms of service. Several Twitter users bristled at that explanation, noting that Twitter rules appear to be enforced unevenly, especially if the tweets are issued by President Donald Trump .

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Facebook blocks researcher from viewing Russia-affiliated posts

The researcher had looked at the information to study the reach of ads associated with an alleged Kremlin-backed campaign.

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Raspberry Pi laptop lets kids get inside their computer

Education technology company pi-top launched a modular laptop using Raspberry Pi , a low cost, credit card-size circuit board . The idea is this new pi-top laptop lets you monkey around with the machine's guts as the keyboard slides off. It comes with an inventor's kit with components to complete projects relating to topics like music and space. It also has some different apps with an educational bent, like Minecraft for Pi.

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Social Media Guidelines for the Times Newsroom

Nick Confessore says: “The reality is that my Twitter account is a Times account. The Times does not control it, but the Times is held accountable for what appears on my feed. Indeed, the casual reader interprets my social accounts as an extension of our digital platforms, for good and ill. I think all of us at the Times need to embrace this as the price of our employment by a major media institution. (And in fairness, to the extent my Twitter account is influential or widely read, it is largely because I am employed by The Times.)”

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You can now order food from DoorDash, Five Guys right on Facebook

You can find the Order Food option by going to the Explore menu. The feature is rolling out in the US on iOS, Android and desktop.

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Apple May Abandon Touch ID in Favor of Face ID in All 2018 iPhones

iPhone X is yet to go on sale, but the reaction to Face ID has been quite polarized, some users like me seem to be excited about it, while others seem to find it a deal-breaker.

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The House Charles M. Schulz Built Has Been Destroyed by California's Ongoing Wildfires

While Schultz’s wife Jean safely fled from the Santa Rosa home before she herself could become injured and much of Schulz’s original works are housed in the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Schulz’s son Monte explained to the AP that the life his stepmother and father built together had effectively burned to the ground. The house was Schulz’s last home before he passed away in 2000.

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What It Means to Be Awesome, According to a Philosopher

At some point in your life you’ve probably said that someone is either awesome or that they totally suck. I know I have. But what does that mean in a philosophical sense? One philosopher thinks it’s all about open mindedness in social situations.

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People at Alphabet's 'moonshot' lab have a saying about productivity: #MonkeyFirst — here's what it means

Astro Teller, "captain of moonshots" at X, uses this image to illustrate a fundamental principle behind the workflow at Alphabet's "moonshot lab." Specifically, he asks listeners to consider: If they wanted to get that monkey on that pedestal reciting Shakespeare, where would they begin?

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Desperate to quit your job? Read this first.

“We might be the most junior person in the organization, but we still work with people. We can occupy ourselves with helping them go home fulfilled, that they feel heard, that they feel someone has their back. If you commit yourself to being the leader you wish you had and see your friends and colleagues love their work, it actually affects leadership, believe it or not. We’ve seen it happen; it’s kind of amazing. You can build a little subculture. We worked with a large software company, and we helped just a small group in the company build a stronger culture. And they started getting phone calls from all across this company wanting to find out if there were any jobs available in this group. Everybody wants in! Commit yourself to being a leader you wish you had, and building that subculture.”

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How to Take an Old-Fashioned "Marble Drop" Power Nap

Short power naps are a great way to refresh your mind in the middle of the day . They give you a mental boost without making you too groggy. But if you don’t want to use an alarm for your super short snooze fests, you can use this classic nap timing trick instead.

51 Razer's first smartphone will have 7.5GB of RAM, leak suggests
52 Getting started with Movies Anywhere
53 Bug bounty hunters can make big bucks with the right hack
54 Waymo releases its first self-driving ‘Safety Report’
55 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
56 Prosoft Engineering's Data Rescue 5 offers powerful Mac data recovery tools
57 BI Tech on Twitter
58 MIT Tech Review on Twitter
59 Rose McGowan temporarily blocked from Twitter after Weinstein tweets
60 Amazon, even more than Google, has corporate America talking
61 Alphabet quietly made its experimental balloon project a full-fledged corporation — a first step to a new Google spinout
62 NBA adds more games in VR hoping fans will tune in
63 Four Steps Employers Should Take As The Weinstein Scandal Unfolds | Fast Company
64 Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Did Kylo Ren Try to Kill Luke Skywalker? - IGN
65 Facebook will help investigators release Russia ads, Sandberg tells Axios
66 It looks like Magic Leap could raise up to $1 billion in new funding round
67 Equifax says systems were not compromised by malicious web page links
68 Last night's 'South Park' episode set up the new 'Fractured But Whole' game
69 Outcome, a Hot Tech Startup, Misled Advertisers With Manipulated Information, Sources Say
70 Facebook Stories are coming to brand pages
71 Cryptocurrency
72 Trying to solve the women-in-tech problem? I volunteer as tribute
73 Twitter Safety on Twitter
74 Friday the 13th: A Retrospective - IGN
75 Google pledges $1 billion to prepare workers for automation
76 Delta phone app automatically checks you in for your flight
77 Scientists Measure Furthest Part of Milky Way Yet
78 This nasty new Android ransomware encrypts your phone -- and changes your PIN | ZDNet
79 Amazon is catching up to Google on voice recognition
80 iPhone 8 tips: How to force restart, enter recovery, and DFU mode | ZDNet
81 You Can Now Order Food Through the Facebook App
82 After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract
83 Mashable on Twitter
84 Facebook may add hundreds of employees to its growing Chicago office
85 Learning for a Lifetime: OSTraining Developer Courses Lifetime Subscription 97% off
86 Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the U.S.
87 Blake Lively alleges she was harassed on set and producers didn't care
88 How to help Napa fire victims: 8 things you can do for California’s Wine Country right now | Fast Company
89 Samsung Electronics CEO resigns, says company is in “unprecedented crisis”
90 Apple Mulling Stylus for 2019 iPhone
91 Director Oliver Stone sticks up for Harvey Weinstein, is immediately accused of sexual misconduct
92 Pokemon Go reportedly got played in Russian meddling, too
93 Richard Branson bets on high-speed transport with Hyperloop One investment
94 The outcome of this virtual riot depends on your emotions
95 Listen to Alibaba's CEO croon out some sweet tunes at a music festival
96 PlayStation’s updated VR headset arrives in Japan tomorrow
97 The DeanBeat: Optimism and despair over VR at Oculus Connect
98 Listen to the excellently creepy first song from the 'Stranger Things 2' soundtrack