This robot-run 3D printing farm is the future of light manufacturing | ZDNet
Even small businesses are now running lights-out facilities using robots and automation
iPhone 8 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 8: Camera Battle
Both Apple and Samsung claim to have the best phone cameras in the world. We put them to the test on the street and in the lab.
How to Get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
There's no requirement to use specific assistive technologies; you can still get this upgrade even if you use assistive tech from a third-party company. Microsoft hasn't commented on whether it's checking whether those who take advantage of this offer are actually using the assistive technologies, but the download page says: "If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer." Microsoft still hasn't announced an end date to this offer.
Technology we hate with a passion | ZDNet
With the "appification" of our lives comes the nonstop intrusion of notifications across every single device we use. Whether it's that silly game you only play once a month, Facebook updates, sale deals from the local grocer, or reminders from your operating system software vendor's update notification service, it seems like we are constantly being prodded and peppered with these requests to inform us about what seems like minutiae. And we can't just turn all of them off; we have to individually set each app to not bother us. It seems like we have to spend an inordinate amount of time keeping our devices and apps from irritating and distracting us than actually using them for what they are designed for.
How to use drag and drop in iOS 11: Three tips for improving your workflow
There are various ways that iPad users can use drag and drop. iPhone users gain the ability to drag and drop inside of apps, but iOS 11 does not allow for dragging and dropping between apps; any drag and drop action started in an app on iPhone is canceled when the user taps the home button. This is not the case on an iPad, as you'll see in this how-to article. We'll cover three iOS 11 tips:
Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober
Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Justin Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women have come forward about the harassment they have endured by those in power in the tech industry.
Gentoo Forums :: View topic - Oh oh - seems my Gentoo's been ransomwared!! Oh No!
Yeah, I'm guilty of running FireFox as root. Shame on me - I should have known better.
Well, pretty much flushed everything in the home directory, .mozilla, etc. figuring that it's not that important, and is already encrypted, so . . what am I going to do with it anyway?
Been thinking should be a list of file mtimes and see what's changed on the system as of a few days ago. See if that leads me to anything suspicious, although, that can easily programmatically be set backwards to any time desired. Still, you never know.
The Good News:
All the real important data is safe, as I'm using zfs, and have a grand-father-father-son snapshot script in cron (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly), and only very few files seem to have been encrypted, based on the ".enc" in the filename. If I find others, I have a year's worth of snapshots to restore from. Makes me think I need to learn how to configure a gentoo that uses zfs for the root file system as well. Been meaning to, just haven't had the time, because Gentoo just runs so reliably.
I have it's sister server (same patch config and software load), which appears to be non-infected, so I can clone that system disk and recover pretty quick, with some conf files I have in version control.
Video: How Louisville became the launchpad for Google Fiber 2.0
It took Google Fiber only five months to roll out in Louisville, and along the way the company pioneered networking innovations that will help spur the competition and inspire business innovation.
Harman Kardon Invoke review: The first Cortana speaker sounds amazing
The Invoke's biggest weakness at this point is the limited selection of audio streaming services that Cortana works with. So far, the list includes Spotify, TuneIn and iHeartRadio. There's no Pandora support yet, which is a big disappointment, considering that this is being positioned as a music-first device. Still, Microsoft says it's in talks to sort that out. The company also intends to work with other services like Soundcloud and Deezer, but it's unclear when we'll see those available on the Invoke. In Spotify, the speaker found my Discover Weekly playlist when I asked for it, and it also easily played music from specific artists and albums. In addition, it's a Spotify Connect device, meaning you can control what the Invoke is playing from any of the service's apps, either on your computer or your mobile.
Top 10 Productivity Features for the iPad in iOS 11
iOS 11 has OS-wide drag and drop and while it’s similar to the one on macOS, it is customized for touch screens and is actually quite modern. You can drag and drop inside apps and between apps. It works for basically everything – text, images, links, media, files and so on.
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iPhone 8 Plus vs. Pixel 2: Which has the better camera?
The original Pixel produced impressive low-light shots last year, so it comes as no surprise that the Pixel 2 does it even better. This year Google added a faster f1.8 lens, which lets in more light than last year's f2 model, and it added built-in optical image stabilization (OIS) for holding the camera steady to counteract shaky hands that often spoil shots in dim conditions. The wide-angle lens on the iPhone 8 Plus also has OIS so the shot of the Mirror Maze looks well lit, but it's not quite as sharp as the Pixel's. But to be fair, they were taken within a millisecond of each other and the shot is slightly different because of the flashing lights.
US Supreme Court to review Microsoft email case
The case, United States v. Microsoft Corp., pits federal and state officials against tech firms, which have supported Redmond in the litigation in the name of digital privacy. It began in 2013, when a New York judge issued a search warrant seeking records and emails from a Microsoft account in a case connected with a criminal investigation. After concluding that the emails investigators sought were located on one of its servers in Ireland, Microsoft refused to hand over the information, arguing that a US judge has no authority to hand out warrants for search and seizure of property or data abroad.
How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.
Video: Why should you learn a functional programming language?
Simon Peyton-Jones, principal researcher at Microsoft and key contributor to the Haskell programming language on the merits of functional programming.
Ubuntu 17.10: Hands-on with Artful Aardvark | ZDNet
One last relatively minor complaint. There doesn't seem to be an Ubuntu MATE 17.10 release for the Raspberry Pi. I know this is not a big deal, but I also know from the comments I have seen in the Ubuntu Mate blog, and other places online, that there has been some significant interest in this as an alternative to Raspbian. I would really like to see an updated version of it - but since the only version that is currently available is 16.04.2 LTS, perhaps they are only planning to do LTS releases for the Pi, and not invest the time and effort to track every Ubuntu release. I hope it is at least that, and not that the Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi project is dead.
'Stranger Things' clip answers a big question about Eleven
Unless you've been successfully hiding from all " Stranger Things " spoilers, then you know Eleven returns to the real world in the show's upcoming second season on Netflix. The question has been how she makes it through from the messed-up Upside Down realm back into Hawkins, Indiana. We now have an answer from a clip released on Monday.
Uber’s Whistle-Blower Is Developing a Movie and Having a Baby
In her memo, she says, “I knew I had to be super-careful about how I said it if I wanted anybody to take it seriously. A lot of women have been whistle-blowers in the past, and a lot of them have just gotten torn down and treated terribly. One of the things that kept popping up was this idea that if you do whistle-blow about sexual harassment, then that is what will define the rest of your life. And I kind of struggled with this. But then, to me, I realized, you know what? No. Stepping back, just being in my little Stoicism Susan bubble, if what people know you for is bringing light to an issue about bad behavior, about bad stuff going on and laws not being followed and people being treated inappropriately, why wouldn’t I want that? That’s a badge of honor.
Wis. juvenile prison employees describe chaotic environment
One Lincoln Hills counselor told Tiffany's office he "had to resign. Nothing is going to change and the behavior is chaotic." A 49-year-old woman worker emailed Tiffany on July 27 and said "Every day for the past week or so, I am verbally sexually assaulted." She described vulgar and sexually violent comments that were yelled at her by inmates that became so intense she broke down in tears.
Job opening: Front End Gameplay Programmer at Mino Games
Mino Games is a mobile gaming studio that strives to build the best possible games. We produced the hit mobile game Mino Monsters, with over 15 million downloads. Our development studio is in Montreal, and we are building one of the top teams in the industry.
How the judge on Oracle v. Google taught himself to code
The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked
It’s for that reason and more that we’ve named not one, but ten of the best 2-in-1 laptops on the market. Offering up advice that’s consistently up to date with all of the latest and greatest hardware we’ve managed to get our hands on, you’ll find full rundowns on a wide range of hybrids below, each of which has been thoroughly vetted by our staff prior to its inclusion.
How to Kill or Force Quit Apps on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
If you just got your hands on a brand new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, the process of force quitting apps is quite similar to previous models of iPhone. In this article, we’ll show you how to kill or force quit apps on an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
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Android apps: Now Google will let you try before you install | ZDNet
Google lists a handful of apps that support Instant Apps, including Skyscanner, NYTimes crossword puzzle, Buzfeed, Onefootball, Red Bull TV, and the UN's ShareTheMeal app. These apps now also have a "Try it Now" button on their store listings to let Android users know the feature is available.
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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.
How to Set Any Song or Music Track as iPhone Ringtone in iOS 11
One of the common frustrations that iOS users have is the difficulty of creating and using custom ringtones on your iPhone. iOS provides a large collection of default ringtones, but many of us prefer to use a custom ringtone. Perhaps you’d like to set your favorite song as the ringtone or there’s a funny audio clip which you want to use for your Messages tone.
This Photoshop fail from Netflix is actually pretty hilarious
While it may look normal at a glance, the person holding the bloody knife and a sandwich actually has two right hands. If you're having trouble picturing it, try holding an object (not a knife) behind your back with your left hand, and notice the difference between your thumb, and the thumb in the photo.
Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV
Georgia State Rep. Betty Price—spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump’s administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights—casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine.
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The origins of trick-or-treating begins and ends with honoring the dead on Halloween
The first appearance of trick-or-treating had people dressing up in exchange for food and drinks which was known as "mumming" in the Middle Ages. However, in the 9th century, the term changed to "souling" for All Souls' Day every year on Nov. 2.
The Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017
Unless portability is at the top of your priority list, sound quality is paramount. Plenty of speakers don't offer much in the way of features, but produce top-notch audio. Big bass isn't for everyone, but unless your speaker is downright tiny, it should be able to reproduce low frequencies accurately without distorting at high volumes. Clarity is more important than sheer power, and a balanced, clean sound should be your goal when shopping for a speaker. If you want a sound system that can drive a whole party instead of just fill a small room, keep the size of the speaker in mind; generally, the bigger a speaker is, the louder it can get while still sounding good.
Video: Should your company invest in bitcoin?
The Bitcoin market is suddenly hot, but the price is far from stable. TechRepublic's Brandon Vigliarolo explains the risks and rewards of investing in the volatile cryptocurrency market.
The Best City for You to Start Your Career and Live Your Life
There are, let’s be honest, too many cities in this country. If you’re not following a job or family or bad-news crush, how are you supposed to choose where to live? Don’t worry, the internet will tell you.
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Enable Google's New "Advanced Protection" If You Don't Want to Get Hacked
It is good to be paranoid when it comes to cybersecurity.
Google already provides various advanced features such as login alerts and two-factor authentication to keep your Google account secure.
However, if you are extra paranoid, Google has just introduced its strongest ever security feature, called " Advanced Protection ," which makes it easier for users, who are usually at high risk of targeted online attacks, to lock down their Google accounts like never before.
"We took this unusual step because there is an overlooked minority of our users that are at particularly high risk of targeted online attacks," the company said in a blog post announcing the program on Tuesday.
"For example, these might be campaign staffers preparing for an upcoming election, journalists who need to protect the confidentiality of their sources, or people in abusive relationships seeking safety."
Even if a hacker somehow gets your password—using advanced phishing attacks, zero-day exploits or spyware—and tries to access your Google account, they will not be able to get in.
Tesla's Former Battery Director Joins Farming Startup Plenty
Tesla Inc. ’s former director of battery technology has joined Plenty Inc. to lead the vertical farming startup’s plan to build indoor growing rooms around the world.
Recreating Rachael in 'Blade Runner 2049'
Sci-fi sequel "Blade Runner 2049" uses cutting-edge visual effects to recreate the character of Rachael, played by Sean Young, exactly as she was in the 1982 film. Here's how they did it.
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iPhone Upgrade Program Customers Can Get a Jump on iPhone X Pre-Orders
The iPhone Upgrade Program is designed to allow customers to upgrade to the new iPhone on a yearly basis, which is a nice option for folks who like to upgrade their device with each new model. There is no denying, though, that this little pre-approval process is also a nice bonus for those customers, effectively giving them a bit of a leg-up in the pre-ordering process.
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Facebook's secret hardware lab is losing its chief visionary
Regina Dugan announces that she will be stepping down from her role at Facebook early next year.
Video: Why smartphone-class CPUs are about to get better at machine learning
Matt Mattina, senior director of machine learning research at chip designer Arm, on the burgeoning AI capabilities of low-power processors.
What The New “Krack” Wi-Fi Attack Really Means For You | Fast Company
Computers and phones running iOS, Android Windows, Linux, as well as Wi-Fi hardware from companies including Cisco and Ubiquity Networks, are all affected by the issue. Many of those companies have already begun issuing security patches, and experts are urging customers to keep their devices up to date. New devices seeking certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance will be tested for the vulnerability, the industry group said.
Jane Goodall still fights for endangered chimps. She needs your help.
This is a documentary that doesn't just teach you about Jane Goodall. It demands that you remain alert and present, in the way nature forces you to be alert and present. You relive, in a way, that magical part of Goodall's life — as well as the aftermath: the divorce, the sexist comments in the press, the deaths of chimps she cared about at the hands of violence and disease.
Uber-Softbank deal 'very likely' to be finalized next week
Uber's board approved reforms that include eliminating its super-voting structure, in which early shareholders had 10 times the voting power, to a one vote per share model, according to a source familiar with the vote. The board also voted to expand the number of board members to 17, adding six seats to dilute recent additions made by former CEO Travis Kalanick .
FCC chairman throws cold water on Trump's NBC threat
"The FCC under my leadership will stand for the First Amendment," Pai continued, "and under the law the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on content of a particular newscast."
It's time for a new C-Suite position: Chief AI Officer | ZDNet
A survey of 260 large organizations suggests enterprise adoption of AI is growing at a remarkable pace. That's a huge opportunity for savvy IT employees
Wag, the ‘Uber for Dog-Walking,’ Is Drawing Uber-Like Scrutiny
Inspired by Uber, pet-care startups want to revolutionize an industry that has long relied on word-of-mouth referrals and lamp-post advertisements. The best known of these are Wag and Rover.com, which offers a broader assortment of services including boarding. But Wag’s experience is a reminder that technological disruption rarely goes smoothly—especially when it involves a four-legged family member. Even as Wag and Rover compete for customers with easy-to-use apps and celebrity endorsements, they’re battling many of the same issues that have bedeviled other gig economy players: regulatory scrutiny, complaints about shoddy service provided by people they don’t directly employ, high marketing costs and heavy losses.
What’s in your bag, Dieter Bohn?
Both of these phones are likely going to be upgraded in the next week or two, but they're my daily carries. One is in my pocket and one is in my bag — and which one gets to be the main device depends on the day and my mood. I keep one on Verizon and the other on Project Fi so that I always have a couple of network options available to me when I need to tether.