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The first trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout shows high-flying Tom Cruise action

‘How long before a man like that has had enough?’

Dinosaurs in danger in 'Jurassic World' movie trailer

Watch Chris Pratt try to rescue dinosaurs from a volcano in new "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" trailer.

'Westworld' season two trailer shows us what comes next, and when

HBO's androids-going-haywire series Westworld returns for season two on April 22nd.

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The (still) uncertain state of video game streaming online

"As an industry, we don't really follow the law and we all do it."

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code | ZDNet

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.

A new featurette explains Annihilation’s mysterious Area X

The film opens on February 23rd

Our first look at 'Westworld' season 2 has arrived

Prepare to question the nature of your reality.

It's not just you – the TV went dead during the Super Bowl

Oh no.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s new trailer looks downright terrifying

Sequels will find a way

Malaysia’s capital will adopt ‘smart city’ platform from Alibaba

Alibaba's cloud computing business is to deploy its big data services package for cities in Kuala Lumpur to help Malaysia's government with the running of its..

'Solo' TV spot blasts out during game, trailer due Monday

Hoist a red cup in celebration, Star Wars fans finally snuck a peek at Alden Ehrenreich and crew.

'Westworld' is finally returning in 2018, and HBO just dropped the first teaser trailer

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Elon Musk's flamethrower is apparently selling like crazy

We also don't know what, exactly, happens when you actually click order and pay $500 plus tax and shipping. The entire flamethrower episode is a joke taken too far, way past the point of no return and probably past the solar system as well. But hey, it's Elon Musk, and he takes his jokes seriously, so if he says he sold 7,000 flamethrowers, who are we to argue?

Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel’s buggy Spectre fixes

Intel says it has identified the issues behind the unexpected reboots on Broadwell and Haswell processors and is working toward releasing an update that addresses the exploits without causing random reboots and data loss. Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake processors are also affected, and Intel says it’s “actively working on developing solutions” for those platforms too.

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HomePod pre-orders are live: How to be the first to get Apple's new $349 speaker.

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X early 2018 production target

It's the latest wrinkle in the mystery of just how well the iPhone X sold over the holiday period. The most premium version of the iPhone was the only model last year that received a significant facelift and new key features, including a facial recognition system. But it may have turned some customers away because of its extravagant price and the requirement to learn a new control scheme, given the missing home button.

Facebook teaches you how to keep your data private

Not to be confused with its terms and conditions, Facebook's privacy principles are essentially promises to keep your data safe, to show you how to take command of it, and to improve the tools you use. Meanwhile, its educational videos (which will run on and off Facebook), will regurgitate the info already available in its Privacy Basics portal.

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Specifically, people tend to tweet or live stream when news is breaking – like if they witness an accident, a fire, a fight, a police chase, or something else of a more urgent and distressing nature. Meanwhile, if they’re trying to promote a local event – like a book signing, to use Google’s example – it’s likely that they’ll post that to the business’s Facebook Page, where it can then be discovered through the Page’s fans and surfaced in Facebook’s Local app.

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Surprise! The new Cloverfield movie debuts on Netflix right after the Super Bowl

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Netflix just surprised everyone with a new 'Cloverfield' movie that's coming out tonight — watch the trailer

Facebook marks Data Privacy Day by sharing its 7 privacy principles

With the European Union’s new data protection laws coming into force this year, Facebook has begun preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by publishing its privacy principles for the first time.

Why Tesla's autopilot can't see a stopped firetruck | Hacker News

Yeah, I have a Tesla with AutoPilot. Staying alert enough to make sure it doesn't crash into anything really isn't that hard. It's still really nice to not have to worry about keeping in the lane and maintaining distance yourself, but you can easily get a sense for when the car is doing something you wouldn't do. There have been many times when I'm pretty sure AutoPilot was about to kill me so I just... hit the breaks. Trust me, it's still a lot safer than if I was driving the car. Naturally there is always going to be human error, but it doesn't make sense to say "semi-autonomous" is bad while "full autonomy" is good. Guess what, we're going to have to deal with less advanced versions of the software before we can arrive at the real deal. The trick is to know and communicate the limits of the system. For example Tesla will alert you visually and through audio if you don't have your hands on the wheel. If it has to ask you three times, it'll just disable AutoPilot for the rest of the drive. It's just like a more advanced cruise control.

Here’s a First Look Inside Amazon’s Grand, Plant-Filled Spheres

Wi-Fi is available for those looking to work, as well as small meeting spaces like the “bird's nest,” perched along the suspension bridge beneath Rubi that resembles a tree fort swaying in the branches. The spheres can accommodate 800 people at a time, and Amazon will use employee badges to monitor time spent inside and make sure no one hogs the tree fort. Management wants employees to relax, just not too much.

Report: New Wireless Charging iPhone SE Expected by June

Luke Lin, senior analyst at Digitimes Research, believes that Apple is planning an iPhone SE refresh with a launch planned for May or June at the latest. Very little is known about the new model, but it is expected to have a glass back and wireless charging as standard. As this is a budget phone, we shouldn't expect any of Apple's latest features, such as 3D sensors or Face ID .

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Gronk was made to eat up on vulnerable smaller people who had the bad idea to want to play as Cornerback and Safety’s It’s just not fair

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Amazon UK to create 400 jobs in a new fulfilment centre in Rugby

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon UK ( AMZN.O ) said on Monday it would open a new fulfilment centre in Rugby, central England, increasing its 2,500-strong workforce in the Midlands by another 400 people.

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Fitness app's 'anonymized' data dump accidentally reveals military bases around the world

Japan punishes Coincheck after $530m cryptocurrency theft | ZDNet

Japan's financial regulator has ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from its exchange, jolting the nation's cryptocurrency market in one of the biggest cyber heists.

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Westworld returns in April and here's a gorgeous new trailer to mark the occasion

Apple Music reportedly on track to overtake Spotify in the US

Apple's service is adding new US accounts at a faster clip than Spotify, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people in the record business familiar with both companies. Its US subscriber base is growing at about 5% a month, faster than Spotify's roughly 2% clip, WSJ reported, citing those people.

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases

Lloyds Banking Group has banned its customers from buying Bitcoin on their credit cards following a sharp fall in the value of the digital currency.

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That #BlackPanther commercial was SICK. Watch it again right here!! #SuperBowl

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Making sense of bitcoin and its wild price ride

ESL One’s Dota 2 Minor hits high notes despite Facebook fail

This more or less put the issue to rest, with community streams started popping up on Twitch, both in protest and as an alternative for the Facebook haters. Even as ESL's Facebook stream seemed to resolve some of its earlier issues, its viewer count peaked at just 50,000, a far cry from what it could have gotten on Twitch. It remains to be seen if this move will pay off, but ESL seems to think it will.

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You missed the S1 & S2 chip in the Apple Watch, T1 & T2 in the mac, and the W1 & W2 in the AirPods.

Smartphone nose-hair trimmer mows your nostrils on the go

Standalone electric nose-hair trimmers aren't inherently weird, but there's just something squicky about hooking one up to your phone and letting your delicate little nostril fibers float down over your screen as you trim your hirsute snout. Try not to sneeze while you're at it.

Searing 'Sorry to Bother You' could be 2018's 'Get Out'

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, "Sorry to Bother You" is something of a Sundance success story. Rapper turned writer and director Boots Riley worked his way through the festival's filmmaking mentorship schemes in previous years to become the toast of this year's event. His film was one of the most buzzed-about on this year's bill, and in a quiet year for distribution deals at the festival it's been picked up by Annapurna Pictures. Hopefully that means you'll get to see it for yourself some time in the not-too-distant future, because this wildly ambitious and outrageous satire really needs to be seen to be believed.

Why successful DevOps implementation requires a "cultural change"

Once you have an organization that's ready to do this, what we do is we have a master prioritization list across all of our teams. Our teams are Agile and we have about 47 separate teams at New Relic. But what we need to do is coordinate their activities, and make sure it's aligned to what the business needs. We have a master prioritization list that the teams look at, and that way if we have a crosscutting project where every team has to do some work, we know we can get that work scheduled very quickly at the next iteration. The next brand for teams through this like being very explicit about the global priorities for the whole organization. If teams don't have anything to work on in the global priority, then they're free to go back to their own local priorities, making their own part of the product or system better against their own backlog.

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Authorities around the world worry that cryptocurrencies could become new tax havens

Is fitness tracker Strava revealing sensitive military locations and activities?

And he's right. Major Audricia Harris said Department of Defense personnel do get guidance about limiting personal profiles on the internet and operational security measures to take home and abroad. But "recent data releases emphasize the need for situational awareness when members of the military share personal information," she said. "DoD takes matters like these very seriously and is reviewing the situation to determine if any additional training or guidance is required."

Intel Chips With Meltdown, Spectre Protection to Arrive This Year

How these new chips will protect against Meltdown and Spectre isn't totally clear. Both vulnerabilities deal with performance-enhancing features in the chips that can help speed up a computer's processes. But because the changes involve silicon-based fixes on the hardware level, the protections will probably go beyond the firmware patches Intel has been rolling out for existing PCs affected by the vulnerabilities.

Siri on HomePod should work with iTunes Match, not just Apple Music

For a product that Apple started taking orders for on Friday, we still don’t know much about the HomePod. And, in the run-up to its February 9th release, people are still figuring out exactly what it’s capable of.

How to install Microsoft Core fonts on Linux

Fonts. For some people the word is nothing more than five letters combined together, in a specific way, to make, well, a word. For a certain set of people, however, the word font is a gateway to wonder and a limitless landscape to be explored. If you're a Linux user, you know there's a certain subset of fonts that are very often required, but never installed by default. The fonts I'm talking about are the Microsoft Core fonts. These include the likes of Andale Mono, Arial Black, Arial, Comic Sans MS, Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, Verdana, and Webdings. Some of these fonts are pretty important, especially when you're having to exchange files with other users. Without Arial or Times New Roman, you might find yourself in a bit of pickle.

How to turn off reminder ads in your Google account

If you really want to control your advertising experience, be prepared to log in to your Google account every 90 days to double check that the companies you removed are still gone. It wouldn't be surprising if companies started changing how they serve reminder ads to offset Google's new opt-out option.

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Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz says he's big on cryptocurrency, just maybe not Bitcoin

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​Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown and Spectre | ZDNet

Torvalds continued, "While Spectre/Meltdown has obviously been the big news this release cycle, it's worth noting that we obviously had all the *normal* updates going on too, and the work everywhere else didn't just magically stop, even if some developers have been distracted by CPU issues. In the *big* picture, 4.15 looks perfectly normal, with two thirds of the full 4.15 patch being about drivers ... not by CPU bug mitigation."

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Electric vehicle vending machines are coming soon

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Looks like the Huawei P11 will be the Huawei P20 after all

Whether those color options will be the same in every market remains to be seen, and it's likely there will be further colors for the company's most important markets, like China.


ContentSquare lands $42 million so AI can track how you click, touch, and interact with brands

“The future of AI in marketing tech is to empower every team member to make the right decision to provide the right experience to their visitors without the pain of digging through mountains of data,” Cherki said. “ContentSquare provides prioritized insights based on potential impact so that the team doesn’t get lost in user data and is pointed in the right direction. We use machine-learning algorithms for in-depth experience analysis so our users get valuable insights instantly and effortlessly and can quickly understand what hinders their user from reaching their goals.”

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Amazon Kindle's best competitor just got a big leg up

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