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Owl camera watches over your ride from the inside | ZDNet

While LTE-connected products like Verizon's Hum have focused on tracking where your car is and how fast it's going, the new connected 360-degree dashcam focuses on documenting its threats.

Japan launches smallest rocket ever to carry satellite into orbit

Japan has launched the smallest ever rocket to successfully carry a satellite into orbit.

Forget self-driving cars — these self-driving slippers are the future we deserve

Nissan built autonomous footwear that can ‘park’ themselves

Here’s what it would take to make Overwatch’s ‘Blizzard World’ IRL

Over $200 million minimum -- and a lot of luck.

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27 Alexa commands to help plan your Super Bowl party

It's not clear  why  Alexa is losing her voice, but it could be a way to usher in custom (celebrity) voices for Alexa. So far, there have been several celebrity voices for alarms, but no custom voice responses for Amazon's digital assistant. Either way, Amazon will certainly be pushing Alexa during the Super Bowl and it may use the big game as a platform to launch a new feature in front of the 111 million or so watching.

Apple Launches iPhone 7 Repair Program for 'No Service' Issue

Apple has confirmed that there is a “small percentage” of iPhone 7 units out in the wild that are affected by a “No Service” bug. For those models, the carrier and signal strength information is not present, and the handset will simply indicate that there is no service for the smartphone. It will appear there even if cell coverage is present, which is certainly an issue.

Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S in favor of new ‘S Mode’

While it’s surprising that Windows users are happy sticking to just Microsoft Store apps, it’s clear the company’s new strategy will mean even more users could receive devices with S Mode enabled. Microsoft is reportedly planning to allow Windows 10 Home users to disable the S Mode free of charge, but Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their device will be forced to pay $49 to get access to a full version of Windows 10 Pro.

A wireless mouse without the hassle of charging

Besides being connected to your computer wirelessly, the G903 also charges wirelessly, and this is really where it shines. Most wireless mice run on disposable batteries, so having built-in wireless charging makes a lot of sense. The mouse gives you 24 hours' play time with the lights on and 32 hours with the LED lights turned off.

President Trump’s Twitter feud with the NFL changed the game

A tweetstorm from Trump drew attention to players protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. Will that happen at the Super Bowl?

Transforming vintage typewriters into amazing human sculptures

In a garage turned art studio in Richmond, California, the past and future are being melded into one. Typewriters, some dating back more than 80 years, are being reborn into futuristic sculptures. In a twist on man versus machine, machines are taking on human form, and it's all at the hands of artist Jeremy Mayer.

Winter Olympics 2018: When they start, how to stream and more

Coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in PyeongChang, South Korea with a live stream of a new Winter Olympic event, mixed doubles curling. The opening ceremonies will take place two days later on Friday, Feb. 9 because, I suppose, you can keep men and women from curling together for only so long. The closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25. You can see the full schedule of events here .

​Confectionery in the cloud: Pocky-maker Ezaki Glico digitises HR with Workday | ZDNet

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YouTube TV now available on Roku and Apple TV

The launch of YouTube TV on both platforms means that Roku and Apple TV users now have access to yet another alternative to traditional cable TV. The YouTube TV app is the same as the one currently available on Android TV, Xbox One and other platforms, complete with access to the service's unlimited cloud DVR, personalized recommendations and a full grid-style program guide.

Apple offers free repairs for iPhone 7 devices hit with ‘No Service’ bug

Apple has confirmed that a “ small percentage” of iPhone 7 devices are affected by a bug that prevents the phone from connecting to a cellular network, instead displaying “No Service” on the status bar. Typically, this occurs after the iPhone switches off Airplane Mode, and is unable to re-connect to service. The company says the problem is due to a failed component on the main logic board, and will offer free repairs to customers experiencing the issue.

Google's Project Fi drops price of Moto X4 to $249 | ZDNet

Project Fi's unique approach isn't limited to just networks. Customers pay a flat rate of $20 per month for unlimited minutes and text messages, and then $10 per GB of data used. However, you only pay for what you use. For example, if you only use 1.5 GB of data, you'll be charged $15 - $10 for the full gigabyte of data, and another $5 for the roughly 500 MB used.

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. @AndrewYNg 's AI Fund will invest in training programs around the world so “every person can gain the skills needed to thrive in the AI economy.” 

How to use the Windows Tags property to manage Office files

Sometimes you don't know you need a feature until you discover it and put it to use for a bit. Then you wonder how you ever got your work done without it! That's how you might feel about Windows Tags. Yes, it's a Windows feature, but you can use Tags to manage Office files—and other file types as well. Whether you work alone or share files via a server or even OneDrive for Business, you can benefit from Tags. In this article, I'll show you how to add Tags to Office and non-Office files and how to search using those Tags.

Microsoft SharePoint tip: Clean up OneDrive syncing to reduce confusion

Unfortunately, there is more than one version of the OneDrive syncing app. This fact can sometimes create unnecessary and often frustrating confusion. Subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 have their version of OneDrive, while purchasers of the standalone version of Office 2016 are often using a version known as OneDrive for Business. Recently, Microsoft decided to remove some of the confusion by consolidating the syncing software into one version of OneDrive.

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Ever since the beginning of industrial society, people have simultaneously marveled at the power of automation and lamented that human capabilities are being irredeemably devalued. 

Google promotes Google smart speaker on Google homepage

In an unusual move, the Google Home Max is advertised on the search giant's homepage.

Reminder: Apple's HomePod only plays nice with Apple devices

The key here is that, as we discovered during an early listening session, while the HomePod has Bluetooth 5.0 built in, it can't be used for music streaming. You'll need an Apple device that supports AirPlay to remotely play Spotify or other music sources (you also need an Apple device for the initial setup as well). Those other sources also won't have voice control support via the HomePod.

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 .

The top 5 iPhone X gestures every user should know

On an iPhone X, you may be wondering how to exit out of Home Screen arranging mode (aka jiggly mode). First, enter this mode by tapping and holding on an icon or folder on the Home Screen. The icons will begin wiggling, and you can rearrange them. To exit this mode, swipe up from the bottom like you would to exit to the Home Screen from an app. In iOS 11.1.1, a Done button appears in the top right corner of the screen in the status bar area—Tapping this button will also exit editing mode.

How to clean your stainless steel appliances

Also, remember to wipe in the direction of the grain. Like wood, stainless steel has different variations in the color of the surface. You'll notice these run in lines across the surface in one direction. This is the grain. So, if the grain runs horizontally, then be sure to wipe left and right. If the grain runs vertically, wipe up and down.

Doh! Warriors coach Steve Kerr blames iPhone X for tweet harping on NBA

"I looked down at my phone and I have this entire text that's ready to send to a random friend that is the exact conversation we just had," he said. "I had no idea what I did. Obviously, I pushed a button that recorded our conversation and then printed it to become text and if I had hit 'send' I would have sent my friend the most random, bizarre....that was my first day with the phone."

Sci-fi show 'Altered Carbon' thrills when the going gets trippy

This sounds like a lot of fun, although fun is one thing missing from long stretches of the show. The jokes are generally of the grunted sarcasm variety, and in a world where human flesh is disposable, the noir genre's trademark sadism gets turned up to 11. Men and women -- mostly women -- get cut to bloody pieces left, right and centre, usually while naked. I'm all for a bit of the old ultraviolence, and the zero-gravity and clone-based fights are great. But as with "Blade Runner 2049" viewers could find that their mileage varies regarding when, exactly, an examination of violence against women becomes instead just more depictions of violence against women.

Don't be the guy who flew a drone over a jet landing at Las Vegas airport

No, it's not legal, but that didn't stop someone from taking a remote joyride on McCarran International Airport's flight path.

Build yourself a high-performance AMD Ryzen 7 PC | ZDNet

Looking to build a high-end PC around AMD's eight-core Ryzen 7 1800X processor? Here's what you need for the perfect build.

Digital transformation's elusive ingredient: efficiency | ZDNet

By moving to more digital engagement and infrastructure, everyone expects dramatic boosts in their pace of innovation and product or service delivery. Be it subscribing to new cloud platforms, adopting data-driven analytics for decision-making, implementing robotic process automation, or opening new customer channels, great leaps of progress are anticipated. But a couple of things might get in the way. First, there is organizational readiness and openness to such change, which is often lacking in sufficient quantities. Then, there's the actual efficiency of the digital solution or configuration itself, which also tends to be problematic in many cases.


spotminer automates the spot market and a cryptocurrency miner so that you can lower the costs of mining in the cloud and access bare metal performance.

Planets beyond our galaxy spotted for the first time

Until a few decades ago, it wasn't clear there were any planets beyond our solar system. We've since observed thousands of exoplanets within the Milky Way and presumed that billions more are out there unseen, as well as trillions more in other galaxies. Now we finally have evidence to back up the presumption that extragalactic planets exist, and the ever-emerging notion that our corner of the universe may not be so unique.

Syrian rebels just shot down a Russian Su-25 and killed the pilot on the ground

A Russian Su-25 was reportedly shot down in Syria on Saturday, and the pilot may have been killed by Syrian rebels.

We tried to cheat at HQ and we still lost

The good news we learned from our experiment is that the first available public cheat site for HQ probably won't ruin the game for everyone and knowledge still trumps the answers the HQuack site gives you. The bad news is, this probably won't be the last cheat site and there may come a time when someone creates a way that works 100 percent of the time. At that point, HQ will inevitably become a wasteland of cheaters, ruining what became a fun way to take a break with your co-workers.

Chinese Counterfeiter Made $1.1 Million By Selling Fake iPhones and iPads

The United States Department of Justice has issued a press release regarding this where it has provided details about the matter. The guilty, Jianhua “Jeff” Life, 43, through his company Dream Digitals, worked with other conspirators to smuggle and sell over 40,000 electronic devices and accessories in the United States, which includes iPhones and iPads carrying counterfeit Apple trademarks. He received payments totaling over $1.1 million in lieu of shipping these products to other conspirators located all over the United States.

The ultimate digital converter for highest rolling audiophiles

Designed and manufactured in Great Britain, Vivaldi One's aluminum chassis is available in a variety of finishes never before seen on dCS products. In addition to the standard anodized silver or black finishes, optional Gloss White and Piano Black's multiple lacquer coats are applied and heat-cured for days for a peerless finish. Alternatively, Vivaldi One can be plated in 24K gold or other precious metals. The painted and plated finishes add upcharges over the standard finish Vivaldi One price!

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, its best chance to send people to Mars, will launch this week

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Here's how the iPhone X has held up to damage, two months later

Microsoft Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10

It’s a move that’s clearly designed to push businesses that are holding off on Office 365 into subscriptions, as the standalone Office 2019 software will only be supported on Windows 10 and not Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machines. This won’t affect Office for Mac, which is a separate product with a different release schedule. Microsoft is also altering the support lifecycle for Office 2019, so it will receive 5 years of mainstream support and then “approximately 2 years of extended support.”

Uma Thurman details sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein

H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G I am grateful today, to be alive, for all those I love, and for all those who have the courage to stand up for others. I said I was angry recently, and I have a few reasons, #metoo, in case you couldn’t tell by the look on my face. I feel it’s important to take your time, be fair, be exact, so... Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned Uma Thurman

Elon Musk: I’ll dub my flamethrower “Not a Flamethrower” to thwart customs

To be fair, that might be a more accurate label. As Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo wrote earlier this week, the Boring Company's "flamethrower" looks like it's "nothing more than a propane torch with fancy styling."

What is hyperconverged infrastructure, and why should you care?

Zeus Kerravala: "It's kind of a weird term. There was already a converged infrastructure market [lacking the software aspect] when this technology came around. Hyperconverged platforms are turnkey products that include all the hardware and software one needs to run a contained little data center in a box. ... When you look at running data center infrastructure there's a lot of different choices for buyers. If you use Cisco networking, EMC storage, and Dell computing, which is a pretty standard thing, there's over 800 configurations. [In HCI] the vendor's done all the heavy lifting. They're not plug-and-play... it's data center technology, nothing's ever going to be plug-and-play. But customers have told me the deployment time for these is days vs. months if you're trying to cobble it all together yourself."

The Best Android Games of 2018

Blizzard Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft Free If last year you had told me that in the year of our Lord 2017 I would be playing a collectible-card game based on World of Warcraft (WoW), I would have told you that seemed correct, since I've been obsessed with Hearthstone for several years now. With endless variations on a simple game, Hearthstone jettisons the strife and ridiculous expense of collectible-card games and makes them fun again. Even as someone who isn't a fan of WoW, I found the game to be both accessible and light-hearted enough to suck me in.

Suvie countertop oven automates meal prep

Here's how Suvie works: The Suvie countertop is designed for meals that contain a protein, a starch, a vegetable and a sauce. Inside the cooker, there's a compartment for each food group. The top two compartments for your protein and vegetable are surrounded by a metal jacket that holds water. You place your food in the appropriate containers at the beginning of the day, and fill the Suvie's water reservoir. You schedule the time you want your meal to be ready on the appliance's touchscreen or on its app. The water from the reservoir transfers to the jacket and cools it down, which refrigerates the food.

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The cryptocurrency exchange scene, with its long history of security lapses and lost funds, is likely to become a major target of scrutiny. 

Crypto Billionaires Are Building a Utopia in Puerto Rico -

Fleeing what they see as the impending taxation of their newfound fortunes, wealthy cryptocurrency investors are heading en masse to Puerto Rico, with their hearts set on building a crypto utopia.

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This Super Bowl commercial has the right idea. AVOCADO ON EVERYTHING. 🥑🥑🥑

NASA chilled the James Webb Space Telescope and took a cool photo

Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas is legendary. The massive thermal-vacuum facility once hosted Apollo spacecraft (and sometimes the crew members), but it got a remodel to help it simulate deep space conditions for testing the James Webb telescope.

Firefox 59 will prevent data leaks with improved private browsing sessions

Typically, when you are on a website and click a link to navigate to a new site, that new site receives the exact address of the site you just came from—known as "referrer value," Crouch wrote in the post. This not only leaks data to websites, but also to advertisements or social media platforms embedded in the site—a large issue if your business handles sensitive data.

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How Medieval Times got a queen before America got a female president

VR put me in the middle of the zombie apocalypse (and I won)

But this is VR! Physical surroundings don't matter! With the headset on, you're immediately transported to a 3D world, free to walk around like you're living inside a video game. The grid on the floor and two glowing, ping-pong-sized balls on both your gun and your headset (yes, you're going to look like a high-tech anglerfish) allow the system to track you and your fellow players, who show up as digital avatars in the game, so you don't collide with each other.

(Unpatched) Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day Exploit Spotted in the Wild

Another reason to uninstall Adobe Flash Player—a new zero-day Flash Player exploit has reportedly been spotted in the wild by North Korean hackers. South Korea's Computer Emergency Response Team (KR-CERT) issued an alert Wednesday for a new Flash Player zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited in the wild by North Korean hackers to target Windows users in South Korea. Simon Choi of South Korea-based cybersecurity firm Hauri first reported the campaign on Twitter, saying the North Korean hackers have been using the Flash zero-day against South Koreans since mid-November 2017. Although Choi did not share any malware sample or details about the vulnerability, the researcher said the attacks using the new Flash zero-day is aimed at South Korean individuals who focus on researching North Korea. Adobe also released an advisory on Wednesday, which said the zero-day is exploiting a critical 'use-after-free' vulnerability (CVE-2018-4878) in its Flash media software that leads to remote code execution. The critical vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player version 28.

Apple reportedly ramps down iPhone X component orders

The report follows Apple's quarterly earnings this week , which showed an uptick in revenue but a dip in units sold for iPhones compared to the same period last year -- indicating the limits of the market for the iPhone X, which at $999 (£999, AU$1,579) is the company's most expensive handset ever. Apple went on to forecast a year-over-year downturn for the current quarter, indicating that demand may indeed be soft.

How to Change the iPhone Root Password on iOS 11 in 3 Steps

If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone or iPad using Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2, then it is important to change the default root passwordas Electra jailbreak tool installs an SSH server by default, which can be a major security risk if you connect to public Wi-Fi networks.

Another Report Claims Apple Has Slashed iPhone X Production Due to Slow Sales

Now, since Apple has already sold plenty of iPhone X units in Q4 2017, it is understandable that the company will see a lower demand for the handset in Q1 2018. This is a cycle that occurs every year so there’s really nothing to worry about. Sure, Apple might have reduced the iPhone X production by a number larger than what most analysts might have expected but this makes sense since the company also sold a record number of iPhones over the holiday season. Customers who could afford the $999 iPhone X have already purchased it over the holiday season.

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