Kindergartners should probably always do the weather report
I would watch three hours a day of local weather forecasts done by this little dude
Paraplegic rats walk again after robot therapy and spinal cord stimulation | ZDNet
Swiss researchers have now observed how damaged neurons reorganize with new therapies, giving more hope to those living with spinal cord injury
'SNL's Pete Davidson gets the 'Queer Eye' treatment from Tan France
"I thought I was dressing well but it's so nice to know I'm kinda dressing like sh*t."
MIT’s soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji
MIT CSAIL just revealed footage of SoFi, the lab’s robotic fish, which looks right at home swimming amongst the coral reefs of Fiji. The project is an attempt to create an autonomous underwater vehicle that looks as close to a real fish as possible, in hopes of studying marine life without disturbi…
Over a million people have already played 'Sea of Thieves'
Rare has revealed that over 1 million of people have played 'Sea of Thieves' so far, and has explained how that's impacting your ability to play.
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Zuckerberg speaks on "breach of trust' in Cambridge Analytica data leak $FB https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2018/03/21/zuckerberg-speaks-on-breach-of-trust-in-cambridge-analytica-data-leak/#e2ed4f127dc9 … pic.twitter.com/sV0s1DskkO
Tempe Police release footage of fatal crash from inside self-driving Uber
The Tempe Police Department has released the first footage of this week’s fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber. Two angles of the crash — one facing out at the road, and one facing in at the Uber safety driver — were compiled into a 22-second video that was released on the Tempe Police’s Twitter account Wednesday night. In both angles, the footage stops just before the car strikes and kills pedestrian 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg.
Mark Zuckerberg Has No Way Out of Facebook's Quagmire
Is there a Zuckerberg response that would reassure users that this is not going to happen to them? In theory, sure. Zuckerberg could say his platform would reject all political advertising, take measures against all data scraping and provide no data to political actors. That, however, would be a slippery slope; nobody wants to be a guinea pig for big corporations, either. Give users a finger and they'll bite off the whole arm, destroying Facebook's painstakingly built microtargeting-based business model. Or if they don't, they'll take precautions , disguise themselves, and delete or obscure much of their personal data.
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How Cambridge Analytica and others easily manipulate Facebook: http://on.forbes.com/6017DVWOb pic.twitter.com/NKCTAkqxle
YouTube Will ‘Frustrate’ Some Users With Ads So They Pay for Music
YouTube will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince more of its billion-plus viewers to pay for a forthcoming subscription music service from the Google -owned video site.
Instagram now lets you link to hashtags and other profiles in your bio
Your social media bios are where you introduce yourself to the world, and Instagram gives you a canvas of 150 characters to accomplish this. Until very recently, this was a bit of a gilded cage. Instagram restricted users to mere text, emoji, and hyperlinks, and it wasn’t possible to link to hashtags and other profiles.
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The Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai debuts a giant-sized, face-kicking new trailer http://on.io9.com/g0FHNun pic.twitter.com/akU7ipSvrW
Twitter’s chief information security officer is leaving the company
Twitter’s chief information security officer is leaving the company, sources familiar with the matter have told The Verge . Michael Coates, who joined the company in January 2015, is quitting to start his own company, sources said. Coates announced the move internally about three weeks ago, sources said, but had not announced the move externally.
New Apple Watch bands sport ‘vibrant colors’ for spring 2018
With the exception of the Hermés straps, each option is available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes. Apple says you’ll be able to get them at Apple stores, Authorized Resellers, and carriers around the world later this month — but only “select” locations will carry them.
Twitter CEO: Bitcoin will be the world’s ‘single currency’ in 10 years
According to Dorsey, “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin.” Dorsey went on to say that the transition would happen “probably over ten years, but it could go faster,” which seems like an extremely unrealistic projection, even considering cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise in popularity over the past few months.
Tesla shareholders have approved Elon Musk's massive new pay package
If Musk hits a series of performance targets over the next decade, the carmaker's market cap would rise to $650 billion from roughly $55 billion today.
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Video shows Uber driver moments before self-driving car crash that killed pedestrian https://usat.ly/2FVoJDG pic.twitter.com/vMOPmzcQgM
With MuleSoft, Salesforce gets a hybrid cloud play | ZDNet
Just recently, I have heard from multiple CEOs, in a variety of industries, that data locked in their legacy systems is holding them back. And that is why this acquisition is so exciting for all of our customers. Companies of every size and every industry needs to transform how they operate in this digital age and that transformation starts and ends with the customer. And together, Salesforce and MuleSoft will accelerate customers digital transformations, this will enable customers to surface data across all of their systems from legacy software to cloud applications, to mobile apps, and IoT and the list goes on.
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WSJ: Jimmy Iovine to step away from Apple Music in August http://bit.ly/2HVAQNA pic.twitter.com/tINr0HS4Vp
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A state-by-state look at America's shameful infant death rate http://gizmo.do/0487Qcg pic.twitter.com/n4txJxcE4I
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Open Channel: Name a more ambitious crossover than Infinity War, we'll wait http://gizmo.do/YieSg85 pic.twitter.com/bSuq5cs7We
This is the dashcam footage from Uber's fatal self-driving car accident
The police report notes that the vehicle involved, one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs, was in autonomous mode when the crash occurred. The vehicle had a human safety driver behind the wheel to monitor the self-driving technology and take control in case of an imminent collision, or other emergency. Ultimately, it didn’t make a difference. Herzberg died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Coinbase bug could have let anyone give themselves free ether
According to a report on the HackerOne website, the Dutch financial security team found the flaw when planning to give its employees some ether as a Christmas present last December. A set of digital wallets using a smart contract could be tricked into thinking that a transfer of the ether cryptocurrency had occurred when it had not. This would have allowed any Coinbase customer to fictitiously move as much ether as it wanted into their account. Whether they could have cashed it out in some way is another matter, but the bug has been fixed by Coinbase, who also gave VI Company a $10,000 bug bounty.
Atari reboots Ataribox as Atari VCS, teases April pre-order date | ZDNet
Atari execs aren't saying much more about Atari VCS, though presumably it will still run Linux so you can play new games in addition to Atari favorites. They are once again promising a pre-order date, this time in April, and Atari Connected Devices chief operating officer Michael Arzt emphasized in a statement released to VentureBeat that the company is committed to perfecting the console and respecting the heritage of the Atari brand. Whether fans are willing to trust that the Atari VCS won't meet the same fate as the Ataribox remains to be seen.
Facebook Messenger adds administrator privileges for group chats
“Anyone in a group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone they’d like to join the conversation,” Facebook wrote in its press release. “People who tap the link will either be added to the group automatically if approvals are off, or will be added once the admin has approved the request.”
Senate passes sex-trafficking bill that may lead to online censorship
Today, the Senate passed the controversial Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and the bill now heads to the White House where Donald Trump is expected to sign it. While some groups like the Internet Association have backed the bill , many others have come out against it saying the bill will lead to online censorship and make it more difficult to find and prosecute sex traffickers. Those who've spoken out against SESTA include the National Organization for Women, the ACLU, the EFF, the Department of Justice as well as a variety of sex work rights organizations and sex trafficking victims' groups.
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Zuckerberg lays out a slate of changes Facebook will make to prevent past and future abuses of user data by app developers http://tcrn.ch/2pvYmci
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http://Business.org ranked the top cities for startups and entrepreneurs based on number of companies, education levels, housing costs, and more. http://tek.io/2FZuUSN
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica sued in U.S. by users over data...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) and the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica have been sued in the United States for obtaining information belonging to 50 million of the social media company’s users without permission.
This Robot Fish Is Here to Save The Oceans
For the time being, SoFi is remote-controlled. But the idea is that future versions would use machine vision to lock onto individual fish and follow them around, all without raising suspicion. That could help scientists study schooling dynamics, or monitor the health of fish populations in increasingly unhealthy oceans. “It could help us with the problems of fish avoidance and fish attraction that are associated with other forms of monitoring with robots and divers,” says Northeastern’s Hanumant Singh , who develops autonomous underwater vehicles but was not involved in the research.
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The massive Toys 'R' Us Going-out-of-business sale begins tomorrow http://gizmo.do/xJnJ6Hl pic.twitter.com/zXuUYXyLYQ
Proposed E.U. laws crack down on tax-avoiding tech giants | Cult of Mac
“[C]urrent tax rules were not designed to cater for those companies that are global, virtual or have little or no physical presence,” a document describing the changes notes . “The change has been dramatic: 9 of the world’s top 20 companies by market capitalisation are now digital, compared to 1 in 20 ten years ago. The challenge is to make the most of this trend, while ensuring that digital companies also contribute their fair share of tax. If not, there is a real risk to Member State public revenues: digital companies currently have an average effective tax rate half that of the traditional economy in the EU.”
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Everything we learned on the set of the Superman prequel series, Krypton http://gizmo.do/TvuqRi9 pic.twitter.com/vLR93RS0jI
Google parent's free DIY VPN: Alphabet's Outline keeps out web snoops | ZDNet
Alphabet's Jigsaw unit has released a new VPN service for news organizations to protect writers from prying eyes.
ManageEngine zero-day vulnerabilities impact three out of five Fortune 500's | ZDNet
The ManageEngine product range is focused on IT management within the enterprise. ManageEngine has over 40,000 customers worldwide, and supports three out of every five Fortune 500 companies, according to the firm.
How to protect your data on Facebook
I f the revelations around Cambridge Analytica have shown anything, it is that most of us don't know how or where our data is stored online. While most people may try to limit what people can see online, our Facebook data is sprawling, complicated and often available to third parties.
9 Niche Social Networks to Use Instead of Facebook
The future is in drilling down into niche social networks, places where you don't have to contend with racist morons and anime Trump fans. Instead of sites that are all things for all people, these networks are happily staying small and serving only the folks who want to be there. Check them out and maybe you'll find the perfect one for you.
Our 8 favorite startups from Y Combinator W18 Demo Day 2
Microbiome pills, gambling for one-on-one video games and potential cancer cures were the highlights from legendary startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2018 Demo Day 2. You can read about all 64 startups that launched on Day 1 in verticals like biotech and robotics, our picks for the top 7 companies from Day 1 and our full coverage of another 64 startups from Day 2 . TechCrunch’s writers huddled and took feedback from investors to create this list, so click (web) or scroll (mobile) to see our 8 picks for the top startups from Day 2.
Securing Facebook: Keep your data safe with these privacy settings | ZDNet
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Huawei’s efforts to get a toehold in the US have suffered a major setback http://cnet.co/2ptWH79 pic.twitter.com/JOcxcOXBfn
Gizmodo on Twitter
No apologize. Selling your data to Democrats to target your interest during election season. Doing what they claim the Russians are doing. Hope Facebook falls flat.
Just 5 U.S. companies beat Apple at hiring game | Cult of Mac
That’s pretty darn good, but it still leaves six companies people would rather work for. All tech giants, these include Amazon (in first place), Alphabet, Facebook, Salesforce and Tesla. The numbers are based on data from LinkedIn users across the U.S.
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Act fast to delay this big upgrade | ZDNet
Each time Microsoft rolls out a major upgrade to Windows 10, you have the option to wait a few months before you install it on PCs running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise. But you have to act quickly.
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Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-21/youtube-bans-firearm-sales-and-how-to-videos-prompting-backlash … http://www.techmeme.com/180321/p46#a180321p46 …
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The forces weighing on U.K. retailers may have eased, but there's still the Amazon effect https://bloom.bg/2pus950 pic.twitter.com/dsaWiEdI0D
Artificial intelligence key to do 'more with less' in securing enterprise cloud services | ZDNet
"AI and predictive analytics certainly make it more difficult for threat actors to penetrate networks but as we've seen throughout the years, threat actors are innovative and resourceful, skilled and dedicated attackers will continue to find ways to penetrate network security," Martini says. "While AI and predictive analytics will do well preventing the most frequent and basic attacks, highly targeted attacks that leverage unorthodox or custom attack methods will continue to cause problems for enterprise security teams."
2018's iPhone X refresh could cost less than last year’s model | Cult of Mac
That could change in the near future when Apple launches its 2018-era 5.85-inch OLED iPhone. According to a new report, Apple has managed to reduce its manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) for this year’s iPhone X-sized handset to a level much lower than that of its present flagship.
Photos: BlackBerrys through the ages | ZDNet
Unlike earlier models which feature a QWERTY keypad, the Leap is a touchscreen-only device. And whereas the Passport and the Classic were aimed at that niche audience of managers who still prefer pecking away on a hard keyboard, BlackBerry aimed the Leap at the mass market of "young power professionals who want to get things done".
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An artist turned the chaos of urban sprawl into a series of hypnotic animations http://gizmo.do/34Zyoac pic.twitter.com/tETO7y0kp5
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This is the big laptop to buy when all you care about is packing light http://gizmo.do/lYMpqSr pic.twitter.com/TLNkpy75v6
Microsoft takes wraps off Dynamics 365 Spring update coming in April | ZDNet
Microsoft's Dynamics 365 'Spring '18' refresh across its various services is coming next month. Here are highlights of what's included.
Windows 10 feature updates painfully slow? Relief is in sight | ZDNet
The biggest downside of Microsoft's twice-annual feature update schedule is the forced downtime as those updates install. A series of setup improvements in the Spring Creators Update promise to make the experience less painful.
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Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup https://bloom.bg/2IHghW1 pic.twitter.com/9grgH49AlU
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The world's cheapest space explorer plans to build structures on the moon https://bloom.bg/2ptRVXa pic.twitter.com/atrKdvid9F