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Apple is working on new MicroLED screens that could be used in its gadgets in the next few years, rumors say.

UFO caught on video? Skeptics weigh in on weird footage

A mysterious blip in a Navy airplane video has alien enthusiasts thinking UFO, but skeptics aren't buying it.

MIT invents a 3D printed dye that lets objects change colour on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is nothing to say that tomorrow’s products can’t change their colour, or even their functionality, on demand, and this is one of the first steps in helpi…

Today in Apple history: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx speeds into stores | Cult of Mac

March 19, 1990: The ultra-fast Macintosh IIfx makes it debut, sporting a hefty price tag appropriate for such a speedy machine. The fastest Macintosh of its day, it boasts a CPU running at a “wicked fast” 40 MHz. It gains an additional speed bump from a pair of Apple-designed application-specific integrated circuits.

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Trump-linked firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles

Grewal said that the social networking giant learned earlier in the week that London-based Cambridge Analytica, used by campaigns to strategically target personalized political messages, and its parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), had misused data collected on 270,000 Facebook users. That data, including Facebook profile names, locations, and information on their friends and the content they liked, was collected by a benign-looking personality prediction "research" app, developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a Russian-American researcher and lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Dayton Audio MK402 review: Great stereo speakers for the price of sneakers

The Dayton Audio MK402s offer much more than the sticker price would have you believe: a revealing sound, tight bass and they don't look half-bad sitting on a shelf. The addition of proper binding posts helps make connecting to a stereo even easier. Nothing anywhere near this price offers a package so compelling.

Westworld Season 2 Photos: All the Clues, New Characters and Alliances - IGN

Some of these photos confirm what we already suspected, assumed or gleaned from the trailers, like Dolores and Teddy joining forces to get revenge on the guests, and gunslingers like the Man in Black and Hector still looking badass and ominous. But the new photos also tee up some interesting character interactions and alliances, as well as some clues about where our heroes are heading in Season 2.

I went to buy a Galaxy S9 at Verizon and AT&T. It didn't go well

Commentary: A new Samsung phone emerges. So I thought I'd see how it's being sold in carrier stores. It ended up being a very strange day.

Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 keeps prying eyes out

The 7390 is built tougher than Dell's consumer laptops , too, so you don't have to worry as much about it getting banged around. And if you spend more time in coffee shops and airports than an office, you can pop in a micro-SIM card for an always-on mobile broadband connection and stay off public Wi-Fi hotspots. Basically, the Latitude 7390 might borrow its design from the XPS 13 2-in-1, but the rest is a premium business PC.

Apple developing own screens using next-generation MicroLED tech:...

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has made small numbers of the screens for testing, Bloomberg reported, in a move that could hurt Asian display suppliers to the U.S. tech giant over the long-term.

I finally tried a mechanical keyboard. I'm not going back

But a close second reaction was the tactile sensation -- and satisfaction -- of slamming down on the keys. Having spent years on traditional shallow keyboards, it felt like extra work to push mechanical keys all the way down (a term known as actuation force). But after just a few minutes, my fingers were flying and the keys were singing.

Lab-grown meat leaves a bad taste for those who raise cattle

"Plant-based meats are improving in quality and earning a place alongside their animal meat counterparts," Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said in an email, adding that he thinks there's an opportunity for the two industries to work together. "Are we interested in exploring what plant protein crops may work on certain grazing lands? Absolutely. Do I think that a plant-based takeover of the animal protein industry is imminent? No, I don't."

Cambridge Analytica Took 50M Facebook Users' Data—And Both Companies Owe Answers

For Cambridge Analytica, this represents the nadir of what has been a steady downward spiral since election night 2016. Earlier Friday, David Carroll, a professor at the New School, filed a legal claim against SCL Group under British data protection law, seeking disclosures for how his data was used in the 2016 election and whether that US voter data was processed illegally overseas. The legal proceedings come in the midst of an ongoing investigation by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office into Cambridge Analytica's role in the Leave.EU campaign, which advocated for the United Kingdom to break with the European Union in the 2016 Brexit vote. Cambridge officials had spoken publicly about working for Leave.EU, but CEO Alexander Nix has since denied it in testimony before Parliament.

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At SXSW 2018, Aaron Holm, Manager for Consumer Engagement for Ottobock Healthcare, spoke with TechRepublic's Teena Maddox about how the hundred-year-old company is pushing the boundaries of human technology integration. 

After crazy NCAA win, Nevada's brilliant tweet baffles Twitter

Commentary: You want to see March Madness, click on the "translate tweet" button of this wonderful University of Nevada tweet.

What responsibility does Facebook have over app makers?

To what extent is Facebook responsible for bad actors who abuse developer agreements? Could Facebook have done more to ensure the data had been destroyed -- beyond accepting certifications it was deleted? How can the social network try to make sure other developers don't pass on the data they collect to other parties?

Alibaba doubles down on Lazada with fresh $2B investment and new CEO

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive.

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Proposed legislation in Washington, DC, aims to expand the power of the US government committee that blocked Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm. 

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At SXSW 2018, Miriam Roure, Program Director of URBAN-X, outlined three factors critical to a successful partnership between today's cities and the startups looking to do business with them. 

'Wrinkle in Time' production designer has feelings about CG

Sometimes visual effects comes in a little bit later in pre-production. In the case of "Wrinkle in Time", [the] visual effects [team] was there at the same time as I was. I try to lay out everything about the look of the movie and illustrate it so that by the time my job is finished at the end of principal photography, visual effects has a really good map of what they're about to do. These things have all been decided and hashed out in pre-production and production while I'm still there, and when it's handed over to visual effects they are carrying it out. That said, in the process of editing the film, some things change -- they might decide to lose a scene, add a scene, abridge a scene, and visual effects may need to step in along the lines of the design that we've already established and add a few things I may not know about.

Google banning all cryptocurrency-related ads

The search giant said Tuesday it will revise its ad policies in June to restrict ads for cryptocurrencies and related information, such as initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets and cryptocurrency trading advice. That ban goes for both ads on Google's own website and sites Google serves on other sites.

LeVar Burton wants to read you his favorite short stories

Burton says that podcasting is an ideal medium for encouraging reading and literacy, in part because of its accessibility and convenience — allowing people to listen when it’s best for them. “We all want to customize our content experience, in a way that works for us, and podcasting fits right into that.” Burton also notes that podcasting helps enhance the stories he selects: “What audio storytelling does is it engages the listener in a way that visual storytelling does not. You are creating the visuals for yourself, and because of that additional level of personal investment, it’s enjoyable on a different level.”

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The top 5 web application security risks

Spreading awareness of these risks within your organization can help create a culture of more secure code.

How to Tell if You Need a New iPhone Battery

Windows users should turn to iBackupBot ; it works on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and costs $35 after a 7-day free trial. It's ostensibly for backing up all sorts of info off an iOS device to your PC, but when you plug in an iPhone to the PC and run iBackupBot and build a phone profile, you can also access a section called More Information that clearly shows a "CycleCount" under the battery section (as well as the original DesignCapacity and current FullChargeCapacity of the battery.)

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Google Maps and Airbnb both announced new services this week that aim to make life easier for people with mobility challenges. 

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A troubling cyberattack that hit a petrochemical company in August 2017 could be replicated around the world, including America. 

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It takes drones 15 minutes to scan a construction site and make a map of its terrain—a process that takes a team of humans several days. 

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Leslie Saxon, Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing spoke to TechRepublic's Teena Maddox at SXSW about the future of digital healthcare. 

Tinder's parent company sues Bumble over patents

We've asked Bumble if it can comment on the lawsuit. It's unquestionably in a tight spot, however. The company was created by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who sued the company over sexual harassment and alleged that she lost her title because of the CMO's belief that a "young female" founder hurt Tinder's credibility. It's understandable why she would be reluctant to accept a buyout from the very company she was determined to escape. At the same time, it's evident that Match could make life miserable for Bumble if it insists on remaining independent. There's no easy solution, and Bumble may have to compromise on some level (whether independence or cash) to remain a fixture in the dating app scene.

Apple reportedly invests in its own MicroLED screens

The rumor claims that Apple made its first Apple Watch MicroLED prototype last year, and the device has previously been reported as an initial target for the technology. The "T159" project where engineers are working on design and production is reportedly done inside a large manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, as it works on a way to replace technology designed by competitors like Samsung and LG. Just like the custom-designed processors used in its mobile devices, Apple would still likely have others build the actual displays, but if it's first to MicroLED then it could offer another level of quality (and power-efficiency) than anyone else can provide.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 follows Avengers 4, James Gunn says

After Friday morning's trailer, and the persistent hints from Marvel that the MCU's character lineup would be trimmed in the next few years, it wouldn't be a surprise to see members of the Guardians end in some heroic sacrifice.

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Uber, Ola drivers strike in India for higher pay

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Drivers for app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola started an indefinite strike across India on Monday, demanding extra pay as a surge in the number of cabs on the two platforms, coupled with cutbacks in incentive payments, have stung drivers.

Apple is developing own MicroLED screens: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) is developing its own MicroLED device displays and has made small numbers of the screens for testing, Bloomberg reported on Sunday.

The Morning After: Facebook exploited, useless Japanese gadgets

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition. If you've seen the baby-floor-mop onesie or the upside-down umbrella for capturing rainwater, you've seen a chindogu. Yo Sushi, wanted to celebrate this ridiculous facet of Japanese culture, and invited Engadget's Mat Smith to embarrass himself through a selection of crapgadgets and tasting dishes. Here are the GIFs that matter.

The Best TVs of 2018

Your ideal TV should provide enough video connections not only for now, but for the foreseeable future as well. The most important input is HDMI, which supports all major forms of digital video sources including Blu-ray players, game consoles, set-top boxes, cameras, camcorders, phones, tablets, and PCs through a single cable. Most TVs have three or four HDMI ports, but some might only have two. It's the best way to send 1080p video from your devices to your screen with one cable, and will be the main way you connect your main sources of entertainment to your TV. If you want a 4K screen, make sure at least one of the HDMI ports is HDMI 2.0. It's the latest standard that supports 4K video at 60 frames per second; older HDMI ports can only handle 4K up to 30 frames per second, at best.

Amazon tracks repeat shoppers for line-free Seattle store - and...

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Inc ( AMZN.O ) is tracking how regularly customers shop at its store without checkout lines in Seattle - and so far, the verdict is they keep coming back.

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Apple imagines a world where you unlock everything with your face

Online REPL, Compiler & IDE

At we come to work every day to explore a single idea—what if programming just worked? What if instead of fiddling around with packages, configurations, and mismatching versions, you just open your IDE and start coding. What if developers can go from an idea to coding and shipping software with no time in between. What if teachers who want to teach programming don't have to also work as IT administrators. What if students can just code their homework without having to set up the development environment on every computer they wanted to code on.

Wing It is a Facebook Messenger bot meant to get you out of the house

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David Klapaak, director of program management for Interapt, discusses how the Internet of Things and other technologies will lead to more skills gaps. 

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At SXSW 2018, Hugh Herr, professor and Co-director of the Center for Extreme Bionics MIT Media, spoke with TechRepublic's Teena Maddox about the center's goal of advancing human physicality, cognition, and emotional experience through bionic augmentation. 

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The Best Free Password Managers of 2018

When you revisit a site for which you've saved credentials, most password managers automatically fill the saved data, offering a menu if you've saved more than one set of credentials. Another handy (and common) feature is a browser toolbar menu of available logins, so that with one click you can navigate to a site and log in. One great thing about free password managers is that you can try several and find out which one you like best. If you're thinking of making such a survey, look for products that can import from other password managers. Otherwise, you'll have to go through the password capture process over and over for each candidate.

5 Essential Security Tips for iPhone and iPad

Find My iPhone/iPad is a great app baked into iOS that lets you locate or lock your lost device from a web browser using your Apple ID. It also lets you enable Lost Mode, which displays a customizable message and allows any user to call a specified number to get in touch with you. Plus, you’ll email updates when your device’s location changes. Here’s how you can set it up.

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Plattsburgh, New York residents feared price hikes on their utility bills due to the influx of crypto miners, so the council banned crypto mining for 18 months. 

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Rihanna should take over the world, one product launch at a time

Every time Fenty-related news breaks, Twitter is crowded with something between fanfiction and prediction. Below are some of the best tweets since Fenty Beauty was first released about the possibilities still to come from Rihanna's talent as a businesswoman.

Hail underdogs! UVA goes down and all the brackets go bust

That one sure thing, until Friday night, was that a No. 1 seed would never lose to a No. 16. They might as well just hand out the NCAA men's basketball brackets with the four No. 1 through No. 16 games marked as free spaces, like in bingo. Who's ever going to be daring enough to pick a team with one of the tournament's lowest seeds to defeat one of the No. 1s?

March Madness upset kings UMBC reveal love of game Fortnite

Commentary: The perpetrators of the biggest shock in March Madness history compare their triumph to a first victory in the world's new favorite game.

Fitbit exec says Apple Watch doesn't excite people

Commentary: At an investment conference, Fitbit CFO Bill Zerella appears to suggest that the world's best-selling wearable is a niche product.

Want more privacy? These PCs have unique security features

While foolproof methods of covering your webcam with a piece of tape or band-aid remain popular, some manufacturers, like Huawei, are taking the initiative to build devices with features that eliminate the need.

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