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Clive Owen Is Thinking About Thinking For This New SAP Commercial

The typically brooding Hollywood star lightens up to illustrate all the ways SAP can help our connected world.

How to create long exposure photos without a lens filter

You can produce amazing long exposure photography using the power of Photoshop--even if you don't own a lens filter.

Samsung's component division will make more money off the iPhone X than the Galaxy S8

Samsung is set to make around $110 from each iPhone X that Apple sells, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. To clarify, that’s Samsung as a corporate entity — specifically the...

Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system

Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect,..

John Oliver calls President Trump's Puerto Rico comments 'horribly racist'

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Russia-linked Facebook ads seen by 10 million users

The social network details data on ads with ties to Russia that were placed on the service during the 2016 US election campaign.

Microsoft to bring Spotify to Groove Music Pass customers - Windows Experience Blog

Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our partnership with Spotify to bring the world’s largest music streaming service to our Groove Music Pass customers. Beginning this week*, Groove Music Pass customers can easily move all their curated playlists and collections directly into Spotify. Plus, you may be eligible for a 60-day free trial of Spotify Premium.**

Senate Reconfirms FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for Five More Years, a Big Victory for Your ISP

In 52-to-41 vote on Monday, the US Senate reconfirmed Ajit Pai to another term on the Federal Communications Commission, all but ensuring that his efforts to deregulate the telecom industry and destroy net neutrality will carry on.

How social media trolls capitalized on the Las Vegas shooting

As the investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in US history unfolds, trolls have no problem taking advantage of people on social media, whether it's to spread propaganda or all part of a prank. These hoaxes frequently happen after large tragedies, making them a sad reminder that people should be cautious of what they read online, particularly following this type of event.

Facebook adding 1,000 to its global ad review staff

The company vows to improve ad transparency, as 3,000 Russia-linked ads are handed over to Congress.

Tesla Model 3 production suffers from 'bottlenecks' - Roadshow

The Model 3 has become Tesla's most anticipated car, garnering hundreds of thousands of preorders due to its promise of a mid-30K base price and a range well over 200 miles, not to mention premium car features and style. The company officially began deliveries of the Model 3 on July 28. According to its statement, 220 of the cars have been delivered during the third quarter.

Facebook says 10 million people saw Russia-linked ads

On Sunday, Facebook said it would hand over the ads and information about how they were targeted to government investigators responsible for probing Russia's interference with US elections. The company said on Monday that it planned to hire 1,000 more ad reviewers to help keep politically subversive and divisive ads off its platform.

8 Facebook’s Safety Check page for the Las Vegas shooting promotes “alt-right news”

In the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last night that left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured, people around the world are scrambling to get up-to-date information. Technology platforms like Facebook and Google are obviously go-to sources for news updates, but they’re not proving very reliable.

Rick and Morty's Beloved Szechuan Sauce Is Coming Back to McDonald's For One Day Only

If you went back in time to 1998 and told McDonald’s team of test kitchen chefs that the new Szechuan dipping sauce they’d just created as a promotional tie-in for the Disney movie Mulan would one day have a cult-like following, they’d probably listen to you and start hoarding bottles of the stuff to make a profit.

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Equifax breach hit 2.5 million more Americans than first believed

After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again

Just last month, Facebook launched its "Crisis Reponse" feature , which lets users let others know their status during a disaster like this one . It also displays links to articles and fundraising information. Unfortunately, earlier today the tool was plagued by spam and scam pages, and it took hours before Facebook cleaned that mess. That wasn't the only issue with Facebook's site either. The top of its News Stories feed had an article from the Gateway Pundit titled "Las Vegas Shooter Reportedly a Democrat Who Liked Rachel Maddow, and Associated with Anti-Trump Army."


Snapchat was trying to build excitement for a mystery announcement, but totally blew it with a simple error

Snapchat was trying to build excitement for a mystery announcement, but totally blew it with a simple error

Twitter, what the hell with all the harassment?

Commentary: The social network has changed the face of media and politics, but does it take harassment seriously enough? Let’s ask CEO Jack Dorsey -- together.

Snapchat will put Jeff Koons’ art installations in augmented reality

Koons, a controversial figure in the contemporary art scene known for working with pop culture objects and elaborate sculpture techniques, is a known Snapchat fan. When Koons’ “Balloon Dog,” a giant stainless steel recreation of a balloon animal, sold for a record-breaking $58.4 million in 2013, Koons posted a self-congratulatory selfie on Snapchat . And when interviewed earlier this year by iD UK , Koons said, “I think technology has informed us so much, it's let us appreciate other works of art. I think it's wonderful that people can, you know, pick up a phone and feel the freedom of — like Snapchat — making something that is aesthetically and emotionally pleasing, and fun, and to just feel that experience.”

Katzenberg’s Big Ask: $2 Billion for Short-Form Video Project

He wants to create big, expensive productions at a cost of $100,000 a minute. (For the sake of comparison, a highly produced minute of programming on YouTube might cost $10,000.) And he wants to attract A-list talent both in front of and behind the camera. That’s one reason the financing ask is so high: Hollywood heavyweights cannot be convinced to do 10-minute video snippets unless they are paid what they are accustomed to being paid.

GM promises 20 all-electric cars by 2023

Reuss said that GM would follow the Bolt, which went on sale late last year, with two additional all-electric vehicles by 2018. At least 20 all-electric vehicles will arrive by 2023.

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Google launching Gmail security tool to protect executives from high-profile attacks

Google's Advanced Protection Program will rely on two physical security keys to help block third-party apps from accessing Gmail data and more.

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Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show | ZDNet

When we look at the question of whether or not sex robots could help to prevent sex crimes, there is major disagreement. On one side there are those who believe that expressing disordered or criminal sexual desires with a sex robot would satiate them to the point where they would not have the desire to harm fellow humans. On the other side, many others believe that this would be an indulgence that could encourage and reinforce illicit sexual practices. This may work for a few but it is a very dangerous path to tread.

Here’s the depressing reason why gun stocks go up after mass shootings

Mass shootings have become such a regular occurrence in this country that one can now lay out a roadmap of the fallout: First come the news stories documenting the horrifying event. Then Twitter and Facebook fill with thoughts and prayers, calls for actions, and retweets of that Onion article with the headline: “‘ No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens. ” And then, gun stock prices soar.

How to add an email signing certificate for messages in the iOS Mail app

There are so many fake emails being sent that it's more important than ever to prove your emails are coming from you. Here's how to add an email signing certificate to your iOS Mail app.

What to expect from Google’s October 4 Pixel 2 event

Google’s big hardware event is coming up fast – it all goes down next Wednesday, October 4. But we already know (or think we know) a fair amount about what will be revealed, including brand new Pixel smartphones with some big upgrades, and some devices that will flesh out Google’s broader hardware portfolio considerably.

AI will eliminate 1.8M jobs but create 2.3M by 2020, claims Gartner

Artificial intelligence will augment workers and become a 'net job creator' by 2020 according to new research, which Gartner touted to open its annual executive confab.

Here's why the iPhone X spells cha-ching for Samsung

Counterpoint's analysis estimates that Apple will sell around 130 million iPhone X's in the 20 months after its debut. If Samsung makes $110 per iPhone, that puts the earnings at $14.3 billion (about £10.8 billion/AU$18.3 billion). The same research firm claims that Samsung makes $202 off of components for the Galaxy S8, and estimates 50 million devices sold in a 20-month period. Putting the S8 earnings at $10.1 billion (£7.6 billion/AU$12.9 billion), over $4 billion less than the iPhone estimate.

Make free calls to landlines and mobile phones

Try it! Just say the following: "Alexa, call 800-435-7669." That's the number for the American Red Cross, just in case you felt like making a donation today, but Amazon allows for calls to "most" numbers in the US, Canada and Mexico. However, you can't use an Echo to call 911 or any other emergency services unless you have an Echo Connect . See below for more details on the Connect.

Oracle's Ellison Targets Amazon With New Database Technology

During his big annual keynote in San Francisco Sunday, the executive chairman said the new database has been overhauled with artificial intelligence, improving on speed, efficiency and pricing to help it outperform Amazon. To make his point, he showed head-to-head tests on stage, including real-time examples, during the Oracle OpenWorld event. He ended his talk by pointing out the rival’s use of his own database.

Indiana couple admits to stealing over $1 million worth of electronics from Amazon

A third party, Danijel Glumac, then helped the couple move the stolen items and also advised them on how to stay unnoticed by Amazon. The Finans would sell the electronics below market price to Glumac, who would then mark them up for resale to the public through an unnamed New York entity. Glumac also allegedly laundered the profits from these sales before paying the Finans their share. In total, Glumac was paid out over $1.2 million for the goods, around $725,000 of which went to the Finans.

Facebook's response to fake Russian ads is not going to cut it

Facebook announced on Monday that it would hire 1,000 people in the coming months to monitor automated ads on the social network and remove those that don't meet its guidelines. If that sounds familiar, it's because it's almost the same response Facebook had in May after a string of incidents where users live-streamed suicides and killings. Facebook said then that it would hire 3,000 new content moderators on top of the 4,500 it already had.

India's Ola Raises $2 Billion From SoftBank, Tencent

Other backers in the ride-hailing startup’s latest financing round included a venture capital fund jointly run by Indian industrialist Ratan Tata and the University of California’s investment arm, as well as several U.S. institutional investors, people familiar with the deal said, asking not to be identified talking about a private deal. The company’s valuation after the financing wasn’t immediately clear.

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Pixel 2 could get certified accessories through 'Made for Google' program

Apple has had a similar program in place since 2005, which it calls “Made for iPhone” (or iPad or iPod, depending on the device), or “MFi” for short. As an example, here’s a list of what we consider the best MFi game controllers for iOS devices.

CBS Erroneously Reports Tom Petty’s Death, Setting Off an Outpouring

But about an hour after the CBS report went online, the Los Angeles Police Department said it could not confirm his death, setting off mass confusion on social media over Mr. Petty’s actual condition. Mr. Petty, 66, had been taken to a hospital after going into cardiac arrest at his home in California, TMZ reported. But while TMZ had also reported that the singer was unresponsive and had been taken off life support, it never reported that he was dead.

Apple Watch Vs. Fitbit Ionic: What's the Best Smartwatch for You?

The Apple Watch never quite reaches the same level of excellence for fitness tracking as the Fitbit Ionic. Nowhere is that more obvious than in how each device tracks heart rate. The Apple Watch Series 3 uses a green light-based optical heart rate monitoring system—the kind of system found in older Fitbit products and just about every other heart-rate tracker you wear on your wrist. The Fitbit Ionic uses the same system, but enhances it with red and infrared LEDs. Fitbit claimes that makes it more accurate, and when I compared both watches to a Polar H10 chest monitor (chest monitors use electrodes applied near the heart) I found that to be the case. While the three were within a few beats of each other when I was just sitting around or walking through the neighborhood, the Apple Watch began reporting a higher heart rate the more active I got. At one point the Fitbit and Polar devices said I had heart rate of 115 beats per minute while the Apple Watch said it was closer to 125.

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Cryptocurrency ban in South Korea has virtually no effect on Bitcoin

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Here are the Apple products you shouldn't buy (and three that you can't buy anymore) | ZDNet

Just because Apple offers something for sale doesn't mean that it's a good idea to buy it! Here's a list of Apple products that you shouldn't buy, along with three that you can't buy anymore.

Wetlands Provide Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Storm Protection

Using the industry’s storm surge  models,  we compared the flooding and property damages that occurred with wetlands during Hurricane Sandy to the damages that would have occurred if these wetlands were lost. Then, using high-resolution data on assets in the flooded locations, we measured the property damages for both simulations. The difference in damages—with wetlands and without—gave us an estimate of the damages that were avoided due to the presence of these ecosystems.

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Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub . And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time.

The Due Diligence Report on Otto and Anthony Levandowski Is Finally Public

Waymo’s trade secret lawsuit against Uber has so many twists and turns, it’s hard to keep up with it all. But there’s one key document that both sides of the case have been fighting over for a long time—the due diligence report Uber commissioned when it was considering the acquisition of Anthony Levandowski’s self-driving truck startup, Otto.

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New Google Pixel 2 XL leak shows the phone's front display

The images also clearly show that the phone will have much smaller bezels than last year's Pixel. There are also what look to be subtle changes to the user interface of the phone, with the Google search bar being moved down to the bottom of the display rather than at the top.

These are the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

With a five-inch, 1080p display, Pixel 2 is the smaller of the devices, featuring a screen whose aspect ratio is the formerly standard 16:9. Pixel 2 XL, meanwhile, should have a six-inch, QHD+ display in an 18:9 aspect ratio, making it more competitive with this year’s other top-of-range handsets. While this gives XL 2 a reduced bezel profile, it still falls short of being the true edge-to-edge device that some may be hoping for.

Oracle's AI-powered cloud, bot solutions power data analytics and improved UX

"AI has the power to be more transformative for the enterprise than any other technology in recent history," Amit Zavery, senior vice president of product development at Oracle Cloud Platform, said in the release. "Oracle is in a unique position to deliver AI across all layers of the cloud, empowering customers to uncover and unlock critical business patterns in their enterprise data to transform organizational productivity, efficiency, and insight."

VIDEO | Why This Company Believes Empathy Is Important For Business

Michael Ventura, founder and CEO of the design studio Sub Rosa, thinks empathy is an overlooked tool in the business world. So he created a simple card game to help anyone become more empathetic--and, perhaps, create better design. Co.Design's Mark Wilson visited the studio in Manhattan to try it out.

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