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1
Google is improving Chrome battery life by throttling background tabs

In the latest 57 release, Chrome will now throttle background tabs using excessive power. While Chrome has been throttling background tabs for years, the latest update will throttle tabs to limit the average CPU load to 1 percent. Tabs that play audio or use real-time connections won’t be affected by the changes. Google isn’t revealing exactly how much battery life will be saved through this new method, but the company claims the throttling will lead to 25 percent fewer busy background tabs.

2
Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish

FRANKFURT A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.

3
Hacked Twitter Accounts Post Swastikas, Pro-Erdogan Content

A four-minute video attached to the tweets begins with an Erdogan speech in which he says: “If we’re going to die, let’s die like men.” It then features scenes from various Erdogan speeches, starting with his showdown with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres in Davos in 2009, as a campaign song chanting his name, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” plays in the background.

4
Warner Bros. Is Considering a Return to The Matrix

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5
Developers can now build Amazon Alexa skills for free on AWS - TechRepublic

The new program could be of help to companies that wish to experiment with Amazon Alexa's voice interface, but don't want to make a massive investment up front. It could also help developers who build a skill on the free tier and aren't sure how successful it will be, said Ryan Kroonenburg, a UK-based solutions architect and the founder of a training community on AWS, in the release.

6
Microsoft quietly delivers two Windows Update surprises | ZDNet

The upcoming Creators Update makes an early appearance, signaling its imminent arrival, and the first slimmed-down "delta updates" arrive for Windows 10.

7
This iPhone concept presents a compelling use for a borderless screen

If anything, looking at this implementation and thinking about the things standing in its way makes me think that Apple’s first foray into AR would probably come on the iPad rather than the iPhone. Working with a bigger battery and screen would ease many of the constraints that currently get in the way of a phone doing good AR (and I just don’t see Gabor’s concept as particularly realistic, even if he does endear himself to me by featuring one of my photo essays in the image below). But still, the awesome thing about exploring concept images and ideas of this kind is that they provide ample food for thoughts about the future of smartphones as a whole.

8
California DMV to authorize fully driverless vehicles on roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has introduced new legislation to legalize fully driverless vehicles in the state. It follows similar legislation passed in Michigan late last year.

9
Box: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Box makes cloud sync, file and folder sharing, and collaboration a breeze. This resource guide about Box covers how to use the cloud storage service, why it matters, and more.

10
Chrome 57 offers better power efficiency for desktop and a reading list for iOS

This addition means one less unique feature that Safari holds over Chrome on iOS, although Safari still has the advantage of a reading list that will carry across to both desktop and mobile apps, whereas Chrome’s list will not.

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Corporate database leak exposes millions of contact details

Troy Hunt, who runs breach notification website Have I Been Pwned, was the one who discovered the leak. After analyzing its contents, he found that they're composed of millions of people's names, their corresponding work email addresses and phone numbers, as well as their companies and job titles. Since it's a database sold to marketers, the leaked details all came from US-based companies and government agencies. Based on Hunt's analysis, here are the top ten entities in the list, along with the number of affected employees:

12
Philip Wolgin on Twitter

Yep. The Court's TRO against the Muslim Ban 2.0 cites Stephen Miller's quote that "you're still going to have the same basic policy outcome"

13
AMD Announces Ryzen 5 Lineup: Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming at a lower cost market and allowing AMD to sell some of the silicon that didn’t quite make it to the Ryzen 7 lineup. Today is the official announcement for Ryzen 5, featuring four processors in hex-core and quad-core formats, all with Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) and all using the same AM4 platform as Ryzen 5.

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Bad Karma: GoPro's first drone does not impress

So, what does this drone have? The sales pitch from GoPro is a unit that offers a much broader utility than you get with the average drone. It plays to GoPro’s heritage by imaging the Karma as one piece of a complete toolkit for capturing your outdoor adventures. You get a drone for your aerial imaging needs, but you can detach the gimbal and transform it into a handheld stabilizer that works with GoPro’s family of backpack, bike, and helmet mounts. And since the drone works with the Hero 4 or 5 camera, you can use just the camera for filming while in, or even under, the water.

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Hacked Twitter Accounts Post Swastikas, Pro-Erdogan Content

A four-minute video attached to the tweets begins with an Erdogan speech in which he says: “If we’re going to die, let’s die like men.” It then features scenes from various Erdogan speeches, starting with his showdown with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres in Davos in 2009, as a campaign song chanting his name, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” plays in the background.

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Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing - BBC News

The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple's local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of phones in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 families.

17
iOS 10.3 tells you when it's time to delete an app

When apps aren't updated to keep up with the core changes to iOS, they are often buggy and don't work as expected. In some situations, such as the app installed on my iPhone (see screenshot below), I don't have a choice. If I want to update the software on my speaker, I need to use the outdated app. In other instances, such as a Twitter or email app, the App Store is full of alternatives that are kept current.

18
How to start, stop, and restart services in Linux - TechRepublic

Controlling services in Linux doesn't have to be a confounding experience. Here's how the process works, and why it is often seen as an overly complicated task.

19
Tokyo's Giant Gundam Statue Is Dismantled With One Final Tribute

The life-sized statue of the Gundam RX-78-2 in Odaiba, Tokyo, was dismantled this week, after years safeguarding Tokyo Bay since it first appeared in 2012. However, before it went for good, its deconstruction crew gave it one last referential huzzah.

20
U.S. charges Russian spies, hackers in massive Yahoo hack

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offenses.

21
The Best VPN Services of 2017

If you've ever had to connect to a corporate network while working remotely, you may already be familiar with VPN technology. In the simplest terms, it creates a secure, encrypted connection, which can be thought of as a tunnel, between your computer and a server operated by the VPN service. In a professional setting, this tunnel makes you part of the company's network as if you were physically sitting in the office, hence the name. While connected to the VPN, all your network traffic passes through this protected tunnel, and no one in between can see what you are up to. A consumer VPN service does the same thing, but for the purposes of protecting data and identity.

22
Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Amazon. Are the Jobs Worth It?

When Amazon opened a warehouse in the Minneapolis suburb of Shakopee last year, a thousand people got new jobs. In return, Amazon got millions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Spencer Soper visits Shakopee to examine the impact the e-commerce giant has had on the area’s residents and businesses. For Shakopee, was it worth the investment? And what happens when cities and states across the country compete against each other to lure big corporations like Amazon, with increasingly bigger subsidies? Spencer and Aki hear from people on both sides as a national debate intensifies over how to create more American jobs.

23
Twitter Swastika Hack Comes at Fragile Time for Company

“Anything that shows that Twitter is vulnerable is something that users and advertisers pay attention to,” said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst at eMarketer, who predicts the company’s U.S. revenues will decline this year for the first time. “We’re already seeing Twitter facing a lot of challenges on its business and a hack into a third party is not great news -- there’s a fear for personal safety as well as brand safety.”

24
McDonald’s finally begins testing its mobile ordering app

( Reuters ) — McDonald’s Corp has begun testing its long-awaited U.S. mobile ordering app, with the goal of avoiding the kinds of service hiccups that have haunted digital debuts by companies such as Starbucks Corp.

25
Microsoft adds LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman to its board | ZDNet

In addition to Hoffman, Microsoft's board of directors consists of John Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman; Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; G. Mason Morfit, president, ValueAct Capital; Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft; Charles Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Sandra Peterson, executive vice president, Group Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG; Charles Scharf, former chief executive officer of Visa Inc.; John Stanton, chairman, Trilogy Equity Partners and Trilogy International Partners; Teri List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc.; and Padmasree Warrior, chief development officer of NextEV, and chief executive officer of U.S. for NextEV.

26
Wait, So Killer Croc Lives Right Next To the Batcave in Injustice 2?

This new Injustice 2 trailer is all about Firestorm, which, y’know, great. Big fan of the Nuclear Man here. But one of the moments in the new teaser has me asking questions about one of Batman’s arch-foes.

27
Samsung could add iPhone-like pressure-sensitive screen on Galaxy S8

“The latest technology boasts higher sensitivity and a wider range of pressure-sensing levels compared to the previous one used in Huawei’s P9 in 2015,” the source further told The Investor.

28
Everything you need to know about Cara Delevingne's new coming-of-age novel

Another pinch me moment!! Announcing my first novel Mirror, Mirror, coming out this October! SO EXCITED !!! Mirror, Mirror is a twisty coming-of-age story about sixteen year old friends Red, Leo, Naima and Rose who are all trying to figure out who they are and navigate the minefield of school and relationships. Until it all changes one day… (que scary music 😵) I love these characters so much, I love what they stand for, what this story represents. The process of putting this novel together has been life changing and something I hold really close to my heart!! I cannot wait to share with everyone! You can pre-order Mirror, Mirror now by clicking on the link in my bio… lets start one big virtual book club!!! Cause I want us to talk about this time in life, self discovery, friendship, pain, triumph!! Being a teenager!! The experiences that shape YOU! #MirrorMirror

29
Glitch invites you to remix other people's code for fun and functionality

Want to tinker with some code or see how a basic app is built? Glitch has a bunch of projects you can dive into, look under the hood and even remix to suit your own needs.

30
GoPro Camera Maker Cuts Jobs Again in Search of Profit

GoPro Inc. unveiled a second round of job cuts to reduce costs in the face of growing skepticism from Wall Street that the action-camera maker can return to growth and make a profit. 

31
How to protect your Twitter account against app hacks

Thousands of Twitter users had their accounts hijacked this morning , thanks to a third-party app. Big brands and verified accounts were affected, with tweets featuring the Nazi swastika and pro-Erdoğan propaganda. While Twitter wasn’t breached itself, it’s important to check what apps have access to your account. This hack is the latest reminder to run a Twitter security check-up if you haven’t yet. Here’s how:

32 Millions of records leaked from huge US corporate database

"Whilst you could piece together parts of the data from information already in the public domain, having it aggregated and so easily searchable in this fashion is enormously valuable," said Hunt in an email on Tuesday. "It also serves as a reminder that we've lost control of our privacy; the vast majority of people in the data set would have no idea their information is being sold in this fashion and they certainly don't have any control over it."

33
WordPress top tech: Under the hood of the world's most popular CMS - TechRepublic

"Massive" is not a hyperbolic claim. According to the WP Engine data, WordPress is used on 32.7% of the top 500 most-trafficked websites, including enterprise brands like Walmart.com, Washingtonpost.com, Samsung.com, WST.com, and Bloomberg.com. WP Engine and Automattic knew WordPress was big but were surprised to learn the software is pervasive across business sectors. "Sixty-seven percent of the highest-trafficked websites," the report said, "were built on many different platforms, but no other platform was represented as predominantly as WordPress."

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Use This Mini Thesaurus Of Action Verbs To Improve Your Lame Resume | Fast Company

Your resume isn’t a place for modesty; it’s a chance to show companies all the awesome things you’ve done—and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague, or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, so choose words that more accurately reflect what you do.

35
What should be the requirements in IoT communication?

To assure growing adoption rates and usage, there are certain requirements and caveats on which we must agree. Otherwise, it will either be a passing trend or just an early adopter’s hope for mass acceptance.

36
Is Nokia growing into contender in emerging tech?

It would be easy, upon reading the news, to mistake Nokia as simply a mobile phone company, successfully re-releasing their retro style phones for those who prefer a less connected technology experience and enjoying playing snake. But Nokia has been at work in other tech verticals across a range of capacities.

37
Royal Caribbean steps up the high-tech battle on the high seas - TechRepublic

The Celebrity Edge is the first ship that one of Royal Caribbean's brands has designed completely in 3D. There will be a new mobile app for guests and the crew, and it will include machine learning and AI to act as an intelligent personal assistant for passengers. The company's tech team is working on a range of new features, including facial recognition to allow for check-in at ports, wayfinding, and automatically unlocking cabin doors for the cabin's occupant.

38
The 5 hard truths about user generated content

When you spend every waking moment for the past two years thinking about user-generated content as it relates to customer engagement, you start to look at the world a little differently.

39
SpaceX wins its second Air Force launch contract, beating out the United Launch Alliance

It’s the second time that SpaceX has won a launch contract from the military, but it’s the first time that the company competed with ULA for the gig. SpaceX received certification to launch military satellites in 2015 and then won its first Air Force launch contract in April 2016: a contract valued at $87.2 million to launch the military’s second GPS-III satellite. However, SpaceX essentially won the contract by default , since ULA — the only other launch provider certified to launch Air Force satellites — declined to bid for it. “SpaceX is proud to have been selected to support this important National Security Space Mission,” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement. “We appreciate the confidence that the U.S. Air Force has placed in our company and we look forward to working together towards the successful launch of another GPS-III mission."

40
How to Play Virtual Reality Games Without Barfing

Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I’ve experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no barfing yet). If you’re worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the experience more pleasant.

41
Visa jumps the contactless payment shark with its new sunglasses

It’s only when you look at their inner arm that you see they’re fitted with a small NFC chip, which is linked to the wearer’s Visa account. That means that rather than carrying cash or your contactless payment card around with you, you’ll only need your sweet shades and devil-may-care attitude to make all those under-pocket-money purchases.

42
Donald Trump's tweet about Snoop Dogg may be his weirdest 140 characters so far

Donald Trump's tweet about Snoop Dogg may be his weirdest 140 characters so far

43
How one university is upgrading three campuses covering 10 million square feet with gigabit Wi-Fi - TechRepublic

"Our two biggest types of devices are APs and IP phones on our wired network, but with 6,000 of the former and 10,000 of the latter, we didn't want each one of them to be specifically registered. Using profiling, we can determine if a device is an AP or a phone, then apply the appropriate policies in real-time, so we can avoid individually registering these 16,000 devices. We can then continue to require registration and authentication of all other devices on wired and Wi-Fi, which will become even more useful as we see more IoT devices on the network," Bucklaew said.

44
The US government is about to charge hackers for the Yahoo attacks

US Justice Department officials are expected to announce indictments on Wednesday against suspects in at least one of a series of hacking attacks on Yahoo, according to a source briefed on the matter.

45
Microsoft finally fixes 'critical' Windows security flaw after patch delay

The software giant made customers wait a month before rolling out a fix for a serious Windows security flaw with public exploit code.

46
The Pope’s Social Media Guru Tells All | Fast Company

It may seem strange for a 2,000-year-old institution that prides itself on its adherence to tradition, but in 2017 it’s essential for the Pope to be active on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp. In an era of declining attendance at many churches, the Vatican can’t afford to ignore social media—it’s where the Pope’s flock meets and hangs out.

47
React VR | A framework for building VR apps using React

React VR lets you build VR apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich VR world and UI from declarative components.

48
British government warns staff to stop posting negative tweets about Donald Trump

Accounts are "stating that they work for the Home Office, posting HO work, whilst tweeting or retweeting negative posts about, for example, [US President] Donald Trump," it said.

49
Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers | ZDNet

Ubuntu 12.04 was the first long-term support (LTS) version of Ubuntu. Like all Ubuntu LTS releases -- Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 are the others -- it had five years of support. However, people don't replace server operating systems as often as they do, say, socks or smartphones, so Canonical found they had enough 12.04 legacy users to justify offering "important security fixes for the kernel and the most essential user space packages".

50
'The Matrix' gets reloaded with Warner Bros. reboot

There's also no word on whether writer-director duo the Wachowskis will be involved in the reboot. While "The Matrix" was just the second film released by the pair when it hit cinemas in 1999, the franchise is now indelibly linked to the siblings in the minds of many fans.

51 Latest leaks cover everything there is to know about the Galaxy S8
52 Only those with dirty minds will appreciate this Ed Sheeran hashtag
53 How to monitor your Linux servers with nmon - TechRepublic
54 Donald Trump's tweet about Snoop Dogg may be his weirdest 140 characters so far
55 Dodge SRT Demon companion crate is a Snap-On catalog come to life - Roadshow
56 How to get started with drone photography - TechRepublic
57 Here's what you get in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's 'crate' - Roadshow
58 How to get your iPhone or iPad ready for iOS 10.3 | ZDNet
59 Will sweat be the future of health-related wearables?
60 This Samsung TV is literally wall art
61 The Switch broke Nintendo’s sales records (in the Americas, at least)
62 How to use the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons with your Mac – and why you'd want to
63 iOS 10.3 Beta 5 vs iOS 10.2.1 Speed Test
64 NAND flash shortage leads to higher SSD prices, fewer drive shipments | ZDNet
65 Mashable on Twitter
66 Oracle’s Cloud Business Drives Revenue Growth
67 Mashable on Twitter
68 These Short Films Give A Devastating Glimpse Of The Stories Of Syria's Child Refugees
69 Small drone 'shot with Patriot missile' - BBC News
70 Justice Dept. to announce charges in massive Yahoo hacks
71 World Bank’s IFC investment firm invests $2M in Southeast Asian fund SeedPlus
72 Ready for Prime Time: SNL’s Weekend Update to get 4-episode run in August
73 Authorities Lay Out Yahoo Hack Spree
74 Global private companies confident, but unprepared for hacking threat: PwC
75 Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack
76 PewResearch Internet on Twitter
77 The Verge on Twitter
78 Gallium Nitride maker EPC takes a big step forward in its quest to kill silicon chips
79 NSA, DOE say China's supercomputing advances put U.S. at risk
80 SpotHero for Business launches to help employees submit parking expenses directly
81 iPhone Hacks on Twitter
82 To Save The American Dream, We Have To Change How We Think About Work | Fast Company
83 9 reasons why MSN Messenger is still better than WhatsApp and Snapchat
84 A pair of headphones caught fire on a woman’s head as she slept during a flight
85 Don't fall for this ingenious fake attachment scam in Gmail
86 ​New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device | ZDNet
87 ATO and Immigration beaten by pilloried Human Services in cyber audit | ZDNet
88 ASD hands out government-protected cloud certification to two local players | ZDNet
89 IZO internet WAN from TATA Communications: Enterprise networking for the cloud age - TechRepublic