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Apple is building two more R&D centers in China

The company announced on its Chinese website that it will build the additional R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. The n

Trevor Noah explains how aliens have invaded Earth and it has to do with Trump's hair

Well, that's one theory.

Bosch will sell Nvidia’s self-driving system to automakers

Nvidia has announced a new partnership with Bosch to sell its Drive PX 2 driver-assist platform to automakers. In effect, the deal gives Nvidia a go-to-market strategy for its self-driving hardware...

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Netflix gives its five-star rating system a thumbs down

The streaming giant began beta testing the ‘thumbs’ system with subscribers around the world late last year and saw a 200 percent increase in user ratings, solidifying Netflix’s decision to replace the current star rating system. 

Swatch to develop its own smartwatch OS | ZDNet

Apple dominates the smartwatch market, but the Swatch CEO said his company is developing a low-power, secure alternative to the current operating systems.

Amazon's Alexa is coming to your iPhone

Amazon's Alexa is coming to your iPhone The voice assistant will roll out on Amazon's app next week. Check out this story on

6 Ways to Use Facebook Live Video for Your Business : Social Media Examiner

Do you run a Facebook group for your business? Maybe you sell a product that provides customer access to a Facebook group once they purchase from you. If you run a Facebook group and already use live video on your page, expanding it to a group is a no-brainer.

Justice Department indicts Russian spies over Yahoo hack

Justice Department indicts four men, including two who worked for the KGB's successor, for allegedly pulling off the second-largest online breach in history.

Netflix scrapping star ratings system in favour of 'thumbs up, down' reviews

Netflix is scrapping its star ratings and introducing a "thumbs up, thumbs down" system.

Zoo Sues Producers For 'Traumatizing' Raccoon With An 'Erotic Video' Shoot

Employees at a petting zoo in Moscow are livid over the treatment it says its raccoon received during a video shoot. The zoo’s representatives claim that Tomas the raccoon was rented to a production company for a commercial shoot that turned out to be an “erotic video” and now Tomas is “traumatized.”

Understand Microprocessors By Looking at This Beautiful Blinking 'Megaprocessor'

Pretty much everything that’s great about technology today is thanks to the microprocessor. Billions of them are manufactured every year and they are one of the many reasons you can read this fine website. But few people understand what’s going on inside that little integrated circuit. Here’s a crash course.

How to back up your iPhone before installing iOS 10.3

There are two ways to go about this: Back up your iPhone to your PC (via iTunes) or back it up to the cloud via iCloud. (It's possible you're already set up for the latter, but read on to make sure.) For what it's worth, I strongly recommend the PC-backup option, mostly because I feel it's a faster and more complete solution. (Call me old-fashioned, but I tend to mistrust the cloud -- and iCloud always strikes me as a little piecemeal.)

Amazon makes it even cheaper for Alexa developers to use AWS

“Developers already know that building for Alexa is free using AWS Free Tier with AWS Lambda, but what they can’t plan for is how successful their skill will be,” said A Cloud Guru founder, Ryan Kroonenburg. “This program not only allows developers to create robust skills that use AWS services like Amazon DynamoDB without worrying about costs, but also ensures that popular skills that hit more than 1 million calls per month are cost effective to maintain.”

How to disable automatic device driver updates in Windows 10 - TechRepublic

Assuming that you fall into the latter category, let's suppose that when you installed Windows 10 you chose the default option to have Windows Update deliver driver updates along with operating system updates. So how to do you change this behavior? Fortunately, a little-known feature called Device Installation Settings will allow you to reconfigure Windows 10's ability to detect and install updated device drivers. Let's take a closer look.

Building a beast: How Aston Martin produces the astonishing DB11 - Roadshow

The DB11 build process takes place inside Aston Martin's 754,000-square-foot facility in Warwickshire, just outside Birmingham, England. I went inside this facility to see how skilled human workers, highly precise robots and an exacting eye for detail come together to produce these amazing machines.

Uber's self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show

Uber wants to take us to a future where self-driving cars are ubiquitous and human drivers are irrelevant. However, if newly leaked documents are correct, the company's autonomous vehicles struggle to take anyone even a single mile without human intervention.

Video: How to scale the Android display - TechRepublic

You may not know this, but the Android Nougat update brought with it a pretty handy feature for those that prefer their screen text and images to be smaller - thereby giving you more screen real estate - or larger - making it easier to see what's on the display. The feature's only requirement is Android 7.0, aka Nougat. Once your device has upgraded to the latest iteration of Android, you're good to go, there's nothing more to install. How do you work with this handy feature? Let me show you.

Nintendo to Double Production of Switch Console

TOKYO—Nintendo Co. has decided to at least double its planned production of the Switch console in the year ending March 2018 owing to strong demand, people briefed on the plans said.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 will be available on March 24th for $599.99

The Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung’s latest flagship Android tablet, will be available next week. Pre-orders start tomorrow at Best Buy, Amazon, and Samsung’s own site, and the device will be in stores on Friday, March 24th. As previously leaked through Best Buy, it’ll cost $599.99.

Inside 'O': The technological magic of Cirque du Soleil

The "O" Theatre is built around a 1.5-million gallon pool that drops 17 feet below the rest of the stage. The theatre and the massive water tank were custom-built for Cirque during the construction of the Bellagio, before the casino's opening in 1998.

Trump's Proposed Budget Is a Nightmare for Health and Medical Research

American health sciences are not faring well in an initial draft of President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal. Released Thursday morning, the draft proposal includes a $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, accounting for nearly 20 percent of its entire budget. The Department of Health and Human Service, which includes the NIH, FDA, Indian Health Service and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, was earmarked for $15.1 billion in cuts. And the National Science Foundation, which awards billions in research grants each year, was nowhere to be seen.

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U.S. indicts Russian spies, hackers over massive Yahoo hack in 2014:

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US charges two Russian spies over hacking of 500 million Yahoo accounts

British spies have tracked activity from the cyber espionage unit of the FSB -  Russia’s Federal Security Service, and a successor to the KGB - which was named in the US indictment. The same Russian unit, known as "Centre 18", is responsible for planning cyber attacks on UK targets.

GitLab acquires software chat startup Gitter, will open-source the code

GitLab won’t bundle it in its community edition or its enterprise edition yet, but it will open-source the Gitter code for others to build on, GitLab cofounder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij told VentureBeat in an interview. What’s happening now, though, is that as part of GitLab, Gitter is launching a new feature called Topics, where people will be able to ask and answer questions — sort of like Stack Overflow.

​Canada cracks down on recreational drone use | ZDNet

The changes apply to RPA used in commercial operations weighing less than 2 kilograms maximum take-off weight. Under the new rules, drone operators must also notify the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority that they intend to fly their aircraft and adhere to a set of standard operating conditions, which include flying only during the day within a visual line of sight; below 120 metres; more than 30 metres away from other people; more than 5.5 kilometres from controlled aerodromes; and not near emergency situations.

Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit

Uber faces a similar class-action lawsuit from drivers in California and Massachusetts. A settlement offer in that case valued at up to $100 million was rejected last year by a judge who deemed it inadequate for drivers.

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iOS sales share slumped the most in China: Kantar | ZDNet

Unlike many markets where iPhone use was still expanding, iOS sales share in China further declined by 8.4 percent YoY for the three-month period ended January, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Google Says Home's Plug for Disney Was ‘Timely Content,’ Not Ad

Google, the world’s biggest digital advertising company, may have just figured out how to make money from its voice-based computing future. Just don’t call it an ad.

Amazon adds Alexa to its iOS shopping app | ZDNet

Shoppers using the Amazon app could already search for products or check their order status with vocal commands. Now, however, iPhone and iPad users have access to Alexa's full skill set. In addition to shopping, a user can ask Alexa questions, stream Kindle books or music, or control Alexa-integrated smart home devices.

Can Genius beat the rap?

Toward the end of 2016, at least some employees began to wonder whether Genius was breaking through to the mainstream. Neither Andreessen nor his co-founder Ben Horowitz, has contributed an annotation since 2015. (A spokeswoman said Horowitz, who sits on the Genius board, was not available for comment.) According to company legend, the rapper ASAP Rocky once threw up in their offices — but maybe now Genius has lost some of its cultural edge. “No one seemed to interact with Genius independently of me throwing a link at them and saying, ‘click on this,’” one former employee said. “It seemed like a lot of the user base was white kids in Australia.”

MacBook Pro's Touch Bar hacked through Safari exploit

Hackers have been able to gain unauthorized access to the MacBook Pro’s fancy new Touch Bar by taking advantage of a hole in Safari.

Henry Cavill announces role in 'Mission: Impossible 6' in the cheekiest possible way

Henry Cavill announces role in 'Mission: Impossible 6' in the cheekiest possible way

Facebook's Snapchat-like Stories are now available worldwide

Facebook's quest to clone Snapchat features wherever possible just took its next logical step. Just a couple of months after it started testing Stories in the main Facebook app, the social network has rolled out the feature to many (though currently not all) users worldwide. As with similar efforts in Instagram , Messenger and WhatsApp , you can stitch together photos and videos to share stories that vanish after 24 hours. It won't be at all shocking if you've used any of those apps, but its presence in the core Facebook app is particularly significant.

Computerized Composers Are Coming To Adobe To Score Your Life’s Soundtrack | Fast Company

Amper’s expansion marks a small milestone on a path toward a future that will both excite technologists and horrify artists. Like it or not, computers are learning to write songs. Amper joins the likes of Google Brain’s Magenta project and IBM’s Watson AI platform in pushing artificial intelligence toward more creative modes of thinking and teaching computers to create music. And while the results are not exactly the type of thing you’d zone out to during your morning commute, this music could easily find its way into the background of advertisements, games, and retail environments. By integrating with Adobe’s Creative Cloud and opening up its API, Amper makes this computer-generated music more readily available for precisely these types of projects. And presuming that its API is picked up and used by other developers, Amper’s functionality will find its way into other use cases and interfaces down the line.

Warner Bros Is Hoping One of These Five DC Films Will Shoot This Year

For the past few weeks fans have been wondering what’s happening with the DC film universe. Now we have a better idea.

How indie labels innovate in the new music streaming economy - TechRepublic

Vinyl and streaming services are on the rise. Learn how the music business has evolved, how DIY labels pioneered the startup model, and how much artists make from record sales and streaming.

Google Cloud adds new customer-supplied encryption key partners | ZDNet

The company now offers multiple levels of encryption offerings for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers. By default, GCP encrypts customer content stored at rest, without any action required from the customer. Next, closing a gap in its enterprise offerings, Google now offers its key management service for customers who want control over factors like how and when keys are rotated or deleted. Customers can supply keys themselves for Google Cloud Storage or Google Compute Engine.

Spotify may soon require a Premium account to listen to certain albums

Currently, Spotify's library remains equally available to free and Premium users. Those who pay that extra $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 a month instead receive exclusive features such as offline play, unlimited skips, unlimited song selection on mobile devices, and the sweet, sweet feeling of no ad interruptions.

Are ads on smart speakers like Google Home a deal breaker?

To be fair, we already come across ads on devices and services we pay for, including ones that are on all the time: our phones, computers, car radios and TVs. And it seems inevitable that promotional content will eventually blare over our smart speakers. The data we feed the companies that make them – by searching the Web and granting access to our email and calendar – already helps flesh out our individual profiles so ads can be targeted to us.

US Won't Rule Out Preemptive Military Strike Against North Korea

Folks in the Western Hemisphere who are just waking up might be wondering what the hell is going on with North Korea and Japan. The short answer: Everybody is preparing for war.

Windows maniac installs all major upgrades from the last 36 years in one go

Following up on his clip  from 2011, YouTuber TheRasteri has released a new video in which you can watch him install all major upgrades of the popular operating system released since its early beginning in the 1980’s, going all the way back to MS DOS 3.10 and continuing to the latest Windows 10.

This Korean man's instructional video on 'Game of Thrones' accents is glorious

This Korean man's instructional video on 'Game of Thrones' accents is glorious

How to set up Samba shares for groups - TechRepublic

Samba is an incredibly powerful tool for sharing directories. Here's how to use Samba, in conjunction with the built-in user and group tools, to make Samba easier to administer.

Why fintech could have saved Pokémon Go servers

Investment banking uses data-sync, these tiny data updates stored in the backend, which can be manipulated by servers, process, mobile phones and so on. Anything changed on any one of these mediums, is distributed across all data clients in less than 16 milliseconds. That’s quicker than any screentime refresh. As a result, we can cater to very demanding use cases while also becoming a base of real-time data store review.

This was the hottest tech 10 years ago... in 2007

It's hard to overstate how significant 2007 was in tech history. Facebook and Twitter reached new benchmarks, and Steve Jobs' Apple blew the doors off with the introduction of the iPhone.

What HPE's acquisition of SimpliVity means for data center customers - TechRepublic

HPE has some work to do. I fully expect HPE to take the storage IP from SimpliVity and integrate it into the Synergy platform. I expect HPE will leverage SimpliVity software to create and manage virtual storage services across multiple Synergy chassis. However, HPE has the same challenge they had with HC380 in SimpliVity. Integrating rack-based HCI into the chassis-based composable architecture is no small feat. Synergy is a new concept for HPE, and HPE is slow to come up with a timetable for integration of the Synergy Composer with HC380. I don't see how SimpliVity makes that integration easier.



Microsoft brings text-to-speech (and vice versa) to PC and Xbox One

By enabling this option, the voice chat of the other players will be automatically transcribed into text at the side of the screen in real time. You can also have the reverse. When you enable text-to-speech, a voice reads your text chat out loud to other players in the game (and presumably theirs to you).

Google Claims Otto Founder And Uber Colluded Far Before Acquisition

Google is hoping to strengthen its lawsuit against Uber with a detailed timeline of the friendship between Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick and ex-Googler, now head of Uber’s self-driving division, Anthony Levandowski.

How to enable https on Apache CentOS - TechRepublic

If you are starting to migrate your web servers over to Linux (or have already done so) and are looking to serve those pages up over secure http (aka https), you're going to need to know how to make this happen. Although https does will not guarantee security for your web server, it is a solid first step in the process. Configuring Apache for https on CentOS isn't difficult, but there are a few steps. Let's walk through the process, so you can start serving your pages up to your clients/customers more confidently.

SAP HANA: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

In this age of data everywhere it's essential to have databases that are quick, well organized, and that can pull all the info you need when you need it. Database management systems are many, and choosing one can be tough: End up with the wrong one and it may not work as well as it needs to.

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52 Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35%
53 Don't Fall for This Sophisticated Gmail Phishing Scam
54 March Madness: 5 data sources that could predict the 2017 NCAA championship - TechRepublic
55 iOS 11 Lock Screen Concept Shows off a Bevy of Changes
56 How 'Silicon Holler' is bringing tech skills to coal miners - TechRepublic
57 The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI
58 Report: Hybrid cloud dominates in Europe, adoption driven by security concerns - TechRepublic
59 Google under fire as government pulls ads over extremist content
60 How big data developers use automation tools to identify mission-critical apps - TechRepublic
61 The Director of 10 Cloverfield Lane Will Make an Original Film Called Space Race
62 The Luxury Car Buff at the Center of the Yahoo Hack
63 Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to YouTube
64 Here's How Russian Hackers Totally Owned Yahoo's Servers to Spy on Enemies and Make Bank
65 Adobe beats Q1 estimates | ZDNet
66 Microsoft competition asks PhD students to create advanced AI to play Minecraft - TechRepublic
67 How to keep Facebook quizzes from spamming your friends
68 Gmail on desktop now lets you preview video attachments
69 Here Are All the Science and Technology Initiatives Trump’s Budget Would Decimate
70 Netflix CEO says he isn’t worried that Trump administration will gut net neutrality
71 Silicon Valley Tries To Turn Its Newfound Political Awareness Into Action | Fast Company
72 Google Street View Won't Let Me Jump Inside This Volcano
73 Why many major American companies have struggled in China: A final word
74 The Animated Beauty and the Beast Remains a Near-Perfect Masterpiece
75 The New American Gods Trailer Is So Weird and So, So Good
76 Distant Galaxies Look Mysteriously Different From Our Own
77 On Anniversary of Fappening Hacker Charges, Sad Jerks Post More Nude Photos
78 Yahoo's Mayer 'grateful' to FBI, DOJ for nabbing hackers
79 A San Francisco startup just created the world's first lab-grown chicken
80 Facebook’s Town Hall feature helps you find and contact your local government officials
81 Google opens up to kids under 13 with Family Link
82 Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport 3D Touch-like pressure-sensitivity
83 Chrome for iPhone Gets a Reading List for Saving Articles and Offline Reading
84 20 Terminal shortcuts developers need to know - TechRepublic
85 Watch a Giant Excavator Battle a Massive Trash Fire
86 Justice Department Charges Four People Linked to Russia in Connection to 2014 Yahoo Hack
87 In rare slapdown, GCHQ chides White House over Trump wire-tapping claim
88 Britain's GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump - BBC News
90 Six months in, iMessage App Store growth slows as developers lose interest
91 U.S. financial firms embrace cloud, 'fat fingers' notwithstanding
92 ​ING Direct attributes 163,000 customer gain to improved digital experience | ZDNet
93 TechCrunch on Twitter
94 Waymo worried that Uber may peek at secret court documents
95 HP opens lab for testing new 3D-printing materials | ZDNet
96 Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy - BBC News
97 Snapdragon 200-tier chips to become Qualcomm Mobile | ZDNet