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Amazon patents wristbands that track warehouse employees’ hands in real time

The proposed system includes ultrasonic devices placed around the warehouse, the wristbands themselves, and a management module that oversees everything. The wristbands also feature an ultrasonic unit that’s used to track where the worker is in relation to any particular inventory bin. If their hands are moving to the wrong item, the bracelet will buzz.

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Kaz Hirai Stepping Down as Sony CEO - IGN

"To this end, I have dedicated myself to transforming the company and enhancing its profitability, and am very proud that now, in the third and final year of our current mid-range corporate plan, we are expecting to exceed our financial targets. And it excites me to hear more and more people enthuse that Sony is back again."

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Bitcoin set for worst week since 2013

Digital currency Bitcoin has fallen 30% this week, leaving it on track for its worst week since April 2013.

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Blockchain to track Congo's cobalt from mine to mobile

LONDON (Reuters) - Blockchain is to be used for the first time to try to track cobalt’s journey from artisanal mines in Democratic Republic of Congo through to products used in smartphones and electric cars.

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Reuters Tech News on Twitter

Carmakers that try to cheat vehicle emissions tests could face unlimited fines and criminal charges under proposals set out by the British government http://reut.rs/2EwL9qL  pic.twitter.com/8ee8E4UYP6

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Office 2019 will be Windows 10 only

Moreover, when it comes to businesses, where upgrading a whole fleet of machines is a whole different world to firing up an upgrade on a single PC – in terms of both organization issues and cost, as well as potential legacy app considerations – this move may run the risk of causing serious alienation for those who don’t want to be pushed into either Windows 10 or Office 365.

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Windows 10 update: Microsoft's latest bug fixes include AMD reboot patches | ZDNet

This release marked the third cumulative Windows 10 version 1709 update in January, and includes the fix for older AMD processors that became unbootable after installing the January 3 Windows update with its patches for the Meltdown and Spectre attacks. That update preceded the usual Patch Tuesday the following week .

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​Samsung to supply car infotainment to ride-hailing firm Grab | ZDNet

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9 Bitcoin Price | BTC USD | Chart | Bitcoin US-Dollar

This means bitcoin never experiences inflation. Unlike US dollars, whose buying power the Fed can dilute by printing more greenbacks, there simply won't be more bitcoin available in the future. That has worried some skeptics, as it means a hack could be catastrophic in wiping out people's bitcoin wallets, with less hope for reimbursement. Which could render bitcoin price irrelevant.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 has nearly outsold the PlayStation 3

The electronics giant sold 9 million PlayStation 4 consoles during the final quarter of 2017, it announced Friday, bringing the total to 76.5 million.

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Why Sonos Prefers David Bowie-Themed Pop-Up Events To Conventional Marketing

Song Stories is part of a broader effort by Sonos to meet music fans where they live–lost in a world of music, sharing stories about their favorite bands, and listening to the songs they love. At the New York event, which was held at Sonos’s New York store, Mothersbaugh shared the story of Bowie vouching for Devo early in the band’s career, which not only led to a recording contract, but to Brian Eno producing their debut album. It was the sort of story fans love, punctuated by the evening’s moderator, rock journalist Rob Sheffield, asking Amazon’s Alexa to play Mothersbaugh’s favorite Bowie song, “Ziggy Stardust,” which came through crystal-clear on the Sonos One.

12
How to block SSH access for specific IP addresses

If you work with Linux, chances are secure shell (SSH) is a part of your daily routine. In fact, remotely administering a Linux server can be a challenge without this often vaunted tool. And although SSH, by design, is quite secure, it's not perfect. If you have an SSH daemon running on a server, especially one that is accessible to the outside world, chances are it's getting hit by regular attacks. Eventually one of those attacks will brute force its way into your server and have at your data. To that end, you need to take every precaution necessary to make sure SSH is protected.

13
Waymo vs. Uber jury is selected, now it's time for trial

It's all systems go in one of Silicon Valley's most anticipated court cases: a battle between two top tech titans over self-driving car trade secrets.

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A giant botnet is forcing Windows servers to mine cryptocurrency | ZDNet

The Smominru miner botnet turns infected machines into miners of the Monero cryptocurrency and is believed to have made its owners around $3.6m since it started operating in May 2017 -- about a month after EternalBlue leaked and around the same time as the WannaCry attack.

15 Cryptocurrencies News & Prices

The origins of blockchain are a bit nebulous. A person or group of people known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakomoto invented and released the tech in 2009 as a way to digitally and anonymously send payments between two parties without needing a third party to verify the transaction. It was initially designed to facilitate, authorize, and log the transfer of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.

16
I salute the 1 million North Americans who ditched Facebook last quarter

In keeping an eye on these developments, while also becoming acutely aware of my app addiction over the past several months, I’ve been trying to break away from services like Facebook that have become less valuable to me, and more of a time suck. I haven’t yet been able to kick the habit: the site’s Events section is arguably the best resource for finding things to do, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’m still interested in discovering whether my notifications include comments or photos from friends that I’d care to check out.

17
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed until autumn

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed multiple times already, having been originally scheduled for release in 2017. After being delayed to “ Spring 2018 ,” this final release date puts it late in the year, where not many other games are yet scheduled for release.

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Twitter's got a bot problem, and it's so much bigger than we realized

Over the past few years, Twitter's real-time, talk-to-anyone nature has helped give rise to social movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. But it's also enabled a new type of hate campaign to flourish. Thousands of often-anonymous accounts swarm around topics or people they don't like, such as comedian Leslie Jones , outspoken video game developers or social activists like Renee Bracey Sherman .

19 Global smartphone market drops 9% in biggest ever fall

But as Samsung and others join Apple in pushing the top end of the market to higher prices the demand for new phones appears to be waning. Data from Strategy Analytics shows global smartphone shipments shrank year-on-year from 438.7m to 400.2m in the fourth quarter of 2017.

20 Sony CEO completes quest to make the company successful again

Kaz Hirai's job is done, it seems -- or it will be when he steps down as CEO at the end of this fiscal year and lets current CFO Kenichiro Yoshida take his place. Hirai will continue to be a part of Sony, assuming the role of Chairman, but now he's delivered on his turnaround plan, it's time to relax a little and spend more time with his pack of Aibo robodogs .

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Amazon and Apple Gush Over Holiday Sales

Amazon kept with its tradition of secrecy by refusing to reveal exactly how many of its Echo family of devices it sold, saying only that it sold “tens of millions” of them last year. The company priced the devices aggressively over the holidays — its cheapest was only $29. The devices probably did not yield much profit, though they are an important part of Amazon’s effort to establish a technology ecosystem that could result in other benefits, such as enabling customers to make impulse purchases with their voices.

22
MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Forecasts suggest we may, briefly, experience temperatures exceeding a target of the Paris climate agreement before 2022. https://trib.al/MJrWYBW 

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Nintendo's 'Mario Kart' coming to iPhone, Android - Here's what to know about 'Mario Kart Tour'

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These are the wines that pair best with dick, John McAfee

Clearly, Vaynerchuk says, the only correct answer is a wonderful Cahors from France. Cahors, a red wine from grapes grown in or around a town in France that shares the same name has a history dating back to 50 BC. It’s dark, leading to the “black wine” nickname earned centuries ago.

25
Uber has a tip limit? That's news to drivers

It was a move meant to showcase a new Uber, an Uber that appreciated its drivers. But the company didn't say anything about a ceiling for those tips. For some, the omission is a sign that Uber still doesn't "get" drivers. Others see it as classic tone deafness in a company that's working to move beyond lip service. No matter how you look at it, though, it's clear Uber needs to address this issue that could push drivers to defect.

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21 Google Search Tips You Need to Learn

Google will help you convert just about anything. Just try entering the basic information and then hit enter. For simple conversions, say 38 Celsius in Fahrenheit , Google will not only tell you an answer (100.4, in this case), it will also provide an interactive conversion calculator for further converting. After playing with this function, I found that Google will supply the answer for some pretty zany conversions, say 17.5 millimeters in light years (for the record, it's 1.84979097 × 10-18 light years), however it will not supply the interactive calculator. Additionally, you can find up-to-date-ish currency conversion rates with just a few keystrokes (this function will also usually prompt an interactive calculator). The cool thing about this function is you don't even need to know the official currency symbol ($, €, etc.) or ISO designator (i.e. USD for the U.S. dollar or GBP for the British pound)—Google's algorithm is able to discern a sentence-style queries. For example, a search for 38 dollars in Iceland returns the answer that (at the time of writing) $38 was equal to 4,373.

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Today in Apple history: Gil Amelio takes over as CEO | Cult of Mac

People had no business hanging everything on Amelio. Drastically falling sales and revenues are not something you can change overnight, particularly as Apple’s marketing had been beyond merely brain-dead for nearly a decade at that point. Admittedly, Ameilio did not kill enough blue sky projects, but he certainly made the right moves. To be frank, Amelio’s purchase of NeXt (which was the same thing as rehiring Steve Jobs), was the key element that made it possible to save Apple. (We should also thank Jean-Louis Gassée for asking way too much for the purchase of Be, which was why Amelio went for NeXt.)

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Kinja Deals on Twitter

Stock up on compression pants for $12 each, today only on Amazon. https://trib.al/InM4jrP  pic.twitter.com/LrX1e4PqeU

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

Alphabet's earnings miss profit estimates https://usat.ly/2nEEfYC  pic.twitter.com/lvND4L0zON

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Lifehacker on Twitter

The cognitive biases that convince you the world is falling apart: http://lifehac.kr/HN6Gw7R  pic.twitter.com/34BjFccOcF

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Asking the Right Questions About AI – Yonatan Zunger – Medium

What makes AI models special is that they are designed for this. Inside any AI model are a bunch of rules to combine features, each of which depends on one of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of individual knobs, telling it how much to weigh the significance of each feature under different circumstances. For example, in one kind of AI model called a “decision tree,” the model looks like a giant tree of yes/no questions. If the AI’s job were to tell tuna from salmon, the very first question may be “is the left half of the picture darker than the right half?,” and by the end of it it would look like “given the answers to the past 374 questions, is the average color of pixels in this square more orange or red?” The “knobs” here are the order in which questions are asked, and what the boundaries between a yes and a no for each of them are.

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Photos: The 11 least secure connected devices

It's no secret Internet of Things (IoT) devices aren't the most secure--but what devices are the worst offenders? Tech and security experts told TechRepublic which connected devices had their vote for least secure.

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You Need To Make Slower Decisions–Here’s How

As obvious as it sounds, this is easy to miss when you’re in a hurry. Details, context, and logistics matter because you’re likely dealing with sensitive topics that can profoundly impact others. Don’t take that lightly. Slow down and assemble a plan to make sure no stone is left unturned, and that you minimize the damage or impact on your team. This can also give you the confidence to handle difficult situations and emotional conversations–and you’ll need that fortitude to weather any headwinds that follow the choice you’ve just made. Hopefully when it’s over and you reflect back, you won’t have regrets about something you forgot to account for or address.

34
Gizmodo on Twitter

Nigel the bird has been found dead next to the concrete partner he tried to woo for years http://gizmo.do/1u3RHCL  pic.twitter.com/9v1VweVs3u

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These GTA: San Andreas server hosts also let you pay $20 to launch a cyberattack

The botnet's host server traced back to San Calvicie's website, which offers hosting for the Rockstar Games title, released in 2004. Players create mods for the 14-year-old game and host them online so others can join in. San Calvicie offers servers for hosting for GTA: San Andreas, as well as protection against DDoS attacks, for $16 a month.

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Ellen DeGeneres got a gorilla conservation fund for her 60th birthday

I didn’t plan on giving Ellen her gift on today’s show but it was too hard to explain without a taped piece and segment producer to help me! She was surprised to say the least...

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Exclusive: How Tesla's first truck charging stations will be built

But just how quickly Tesla could build a robust network of electric filling stations for commercial truckers is not clear. The company is already stretched thin and burning cash. Tesla has struggled to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan, which has been plagued by delays. Some analysts and trucking executives doubt that Tesla can deliver the Semi in 2019, much less a vast charging infrastructure to support it.

38
Opinion | Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Granted, this column may feel weird to you. Those of us in the columny gig are always bemoaning this or that, and now I’m saying that life is great? That’s because most of the time, quite rightly, we focus on things going wrong. But it’s also important to step back periodically. Professor Roser notes that there was never a headline saying, “The Industrial Revolution Is Happening,” even though that was the most important news of the last 250 years.

39
Samsung Galaxy S9 battery size revealed and you probably won't like it

With the number of rumors rolling in about both aspects we’d think it’s likely that the battery sizes will be as above and that some sort of iris scanner improvement is planned for the Galaxy S9, whether or not it’s the system detailed in this patent. We’ll know for sure when the S9 and S9 Plus are unveiled on February 25 .

40
PlayStation Hardware Sales Drop, Software Sales Soar - IGN

Software made up ¥300.4 billion ($2.7 billion) of that number, making a 71% rise on last year. Hardware sales dropped from 9.7 million to 9 million, resulting in ¥270.6 billion ($2.5 billion) in revenue.

41
3 Things You Should Say When Your Boss Rejects Your Idea

There are those times when you just know your idea needs to be dropped–that you’ll never convince your boss that Fridays should be office-wide pajama days, or that the break room vending machine should serve Gardetto’s exclusively. Not every suggestion deserves the same amount of pushback.

42
Bitcoin Drops Below $8,000 as Cryptocurrency Pain Continues

Bitcoin fell below $8,000 as a miserable 2018 continued for cryptocurrencies, with investors confronting a mounting list of concerns about the future of the industry.

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Safety in their hands

The idea is to incorporate this monitoring technology into gloves so the drivers have sensors on them at all times duringa race. Prototype gloves have already been tested at the track and have passed the FIA’s required fire safety requirements. The FIA is also about to publish the first Biometric Standard, that all ‘biometrics’ products wishing to be used on a racing car or driver will have to pass. The technology will be available for all glove manufacturers and initially the devices will use an optical sensor to measure ‘pulse oximetry’, or the amount of oxygen in the blood, alongside the pulse rate. This is potentially important in the context of a racing driver because if they havean injury that is affecting breathing, the oxygen content of the blood will begin diminishing immediately. Monitoring the data also offers a range of vital information for track doctors before they even arrive on scene.

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I played Nintendo Labo with my kid, and it's great

Nintendo Labo won't be available for another two months -- it hits stores April 20 -- and this might be the last we see of it until then. After several hours, I came away impressed. So did my son. If the Labo universe ends up being expansive enough, I could even see it becoming the main reason someone might get a Switch for their kid, if affordable bundles arrive by the holidays. I'd love to see Nintendo tackle a Labo VR headset. My son is dreaming of a cardboard bow and arrow. The best part is, true to the promise, Labo is wacky and fun and creative, and my son can't wait to build more.

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Intel Is Said to Plan Sale of Majority Stake in AR Glasses Unit

Such ventures by Intel, part of a broader effort by Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich to parlay the company’s dominance in computer chips into new markets, struggle to make a noticeable dent on its finances. The company posted a record annual revenue of $62.8 billion last year. More than half of that came from personal computer processors, and some $19 billion from data center business. Its top-of-the line server chips sell for $13,011 each. Even major chips in expensive consumer devices such as smartphones cost only tens of dollars each.

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I played Nintendo Labo with my kid, and it's great

Nintendo Labo won't be available for another two months -- it hits stores April 20 -- and this might be the last we see of it until then. After several hours, I came away impressed. So did my son. If the Labo universe ends up being expansive enough, I could even see it becoming the main reason someone might get a Switch for their kid, if affordable bundles arrive by the holidays. I'd love to see Nintendo tackle a Labo VR headset. My son is dreaming of a cardboard bow and arrow. The best part is, true to the promise, Labo is wacky and fun and creative, and my son can't wait to build more.

47
Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is cheaper and slower at $799

Windows Central points out that the cheaper Surface Laptop model now competes directly with Microsoft’s base Surface Pro model, which also includes Intel’s Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Microsoft still sells the essential Surface Type Cover separately, so you do need to factor in an additional $129.99 to get a comparable device.

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How to tell if your website has been visited by a bot: 5 tips

Bots can sometimes copy website content and post it elsewhere without permission, Tatoris said. "The site Copyscape can help you to determine whether or not any of your site information has been posted elsewhere on the internet," he added. "If you enter in the URL of a page from your website into their search field, they will return any pages that have high percentage matches to the content on the referenced page. While this isn't a sure fire way of telling whether your content has been copied, it can potentially give you some idea."

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Artist turns his blood into cryptocurrency

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How to spot fake Amazon reviews

After the analysis is finished, Fakespot provides a letter grade based on the total number of reviews and how many were unreliable. And that's where things can get a little confusing: If you're looking at one of the aforementioned cameras and it gets an "F" because, say, 57 percent of the reviews were marked as unreliable, you might be a lot less inclined to purchase it.

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59 Tesla is looking to secure more lithium from a key source country
60 This smart vibrator can be "easily" hacked and remotely controlled by anyone
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62 What Does Amazon Owe Its Second Headquarters City?
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65 Macro trick: How to highlight multiple search strings in a Word document
66 Apple sales suffer rare holiday drop amid iPhone X concerns
67 Do Not Watch This Short Horror Film If You Have Kids
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76 Very old, very sophisticated tools found in India. The question is: Who made them?
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79 Apple loses out to HBO on bid for J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series | Cult of Mac
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