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Microsoft's Edge Browser Reaches iOS, Android Tablets

The app made its official debut for iOS, Android smartphones in November, and now it's available on iPads and Android tablets as well.

Nissan gives old EV batteries new life to power Japanese cities | ZDNet

Electric vehicle batteries will become part of the country's smart cities.

A brilliant artist reimagined characters from 'The Office' as cartoons

Is it weird to have a crush on cartoon Jim?

See China's space station death-dive live via telescope

This could be your last chance to witness the doomed Chinese space station Tiangong-1 before it dives back to Earth.

Chrissy Teigen says she knows who bit Beyoncé on the face


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Killer Mike apologized after the NRA used his words to bash the March for Our Lives

"To the young people who worked tirelessly to organize, I'm sorry adults chose to do this."

Congrats to 'Silicon Valley' on this sick Facebook burn

A little Cyrillic for the road.

Apple's expanding list of original TV shows won't arrive until at least March 2019

Don't cancel your Netflix subscription just yet.

Grandma discovers Uber Eats and immediately takes it too far

Twitter user @decentbirthday introduced his Grandma to Uber Eats with an order of Wendy's and she became an instant fan.

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Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, and Wemo

Belkin, based in California, has been around for 35 years and is known today for creating an array of computer and phone accessories, including wireless chargers, laptop docks, and phone cases. Belkin purchased Linksys, which is well known for its home routers, in 2013. And it’s been running a smart home system called Wemo for more than five years now.

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Facebook’s privacy practices are being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, the government agency confirmed on Monday 

FTC to investigate if Facebook violated privacy settlement

Federal regulators are investigating to see if Facebook violated a settlement in 2011, which forced the company to undergo regular privacy screenings for 20 years.

Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Microsoft's newer OS is almost 'twice as secure' | ZDNet

The volume of malware seen on Windows 10 devices is far lower than on Windows 7 machines, says security firm.

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Arizona halts Uber self-driving car tests after fatal crash

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Facebook stores your IP address whenever you use the service. This gives them a good idea of where you are. IP addresses by themselves do not give a precise location, but if another Facebook user posted a location-tagged post from the same IP address (i.e. same Wifi), Facebook can connect the dots and know your location more precisely.

JPMorgan Brings Amazon’s Alexa to Wall Street Trading Floors

It’s a request that JPMorgan Chase & Co. institutional clients can now get quickly answered through Inc.’s ubiquitous voice-activated assistant. The bank and the e-commerce giant have partnered to provide JPMorgan’s Wall Street users with another way to access its research. Alexa is able to send analysts’ reports and related queries, and the bank is testing other features, like providing prices on bonds or swaps, according to David Hudson, global head of markets execution for the New York-based bank.

Elon Musk says Boring Company will sell ‘Lego-like’ kits of excavated rock

Musk says that the Boring Company will sell “kits” of bricks, starting with one that makes it easy to build things from “ancient Egypt,” like replicas of the pyramids, the Sphinx, or the Temple of Horus. The bricks will be “lifesize,” though it’s not clear what that actually means. And they’ll be bored through the middle, to save some weight, but still rated to withstand California’s earthquakes. (As is typical, Musk announced the idea in freewheeling fashion on Twitter.)

Fitbit Versa review: A stylish smartwatch at the right price

As for the Versa's actual performance -- again, there are no surprises here. The watch does a good job of noticing when I've started any activity, as long as I've been at it for about 10 minutes. I wore it to a boxing class, and the Versa accurately recognized, thanks to my elevated heart rate, that I worked out for about 45 minutes. If I wanted to capture more information from that session, like calories burned and cardio performance, I could also launch Workout mode from the watch's Exercise app. Otherwise, it just logs those 45 minutes as "active time."

The Most Damaging Part Of Stormy Daniels’ “60 Minutes” Interview Isn’t What You Think

Donald Trump [Photo: Flickr user Gage Skidmore] As any sentient organism might observe on any day of the week, Donald Trump’s ego is galactic-sized. Just this morning, he tweeted a plug for a janky-looking book written about his election victory, with the dubious claim that “everybody is talking about” it. The thing about Trump’s ego, though, is that it hinges on his self-conception as the ultimate alpha male. Who cares that he’s constantly whining about how unfairly he’s treated, takes vacations every weekend, and is prone to cancelling foreign trips to countries where he’ll be protested? In his own mind, Trump is like if Rambo, Casanova, and David Beckham formed one guy and that guy had access to the nuclear codes. The portion of Stormy Daniels’s  60 Minutes interview in which she describes the alleged affair itself punctures that image at every turn, and leaves Trump without a fig leaf to hide behind. Even worse, she serves her story with a snarky smile, relishing each detail as they make Trump look ever smaller and more pathetic.

Android malware found inside seemingly innocent QR code apps

Google is getting better at keeping Android malware out of the Play Store , and that's leading attackers to use more sophisticated disguises for their rogue apps. SophosLabs has proof: it just detailed a recent ad-spawning malware strain, Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, that slipped into Google Play through innocent-looking QR code and compass apps. While that's nothing new by itself, the malware used a pair of tricks to feign innocence. The hostile code was buried in what looked like a regular Android programming library, and it didn't kick in until 6 hours after you've installed it.

Arizona governor suspends Uber's self-driving car tests

In this crash, there was a test driver behind the wheel, but neither they nor the car reacted in time to avoid a woman who crossed in front of the car. In a letter to Uber, the Wall Street Journal reports Ducey said "my expectation is that public safety is also the top priority for all who operate this technology in the state of Arizona..The incident that took place on March 18 is an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation."

Arizona suspends Uber's ability to test self-driving cars

The governor of Arizona on Monday said he was suspending Uber's ability to test of self-driving cars on the state's roads following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian earlier this month.

Congress wants to drag Google and Twitter into Facebook’s privacy crisis

“The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” Tom Pahl, the acting director of the agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement Monday. “Accordingly, the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook. Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices.”

The first Chrome OS tablet has no keyboard

Rather, it’s a classic, all-screen 9.7-inch tablet featuring an IPS (in-plane switching) panel with a fairly high 2,048 x 1,536 QXGA resolution. The good news is that you can still pair it to a Bluetooth keyboard, and the Chrome OS tablet also comes with a Wacom EMR stylus that students can use can use to sketch, take notes and mark up papers precisely.

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QR Code Reader in the iOS Camera App Could Redirect You to Malicious Links

You can find the QR code setup by Infosec below. While scanning it with your iOS 11.2.1 camera app, it will display a message saying “Open “” in Safari”, however, the code will open “”. The company claims that embedding the URL in this format “https://xxx\” will trick the system into opening a completely different link than the one mentioned to the users.

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Is the First Chrome OS Tablet

As for its other specs, the Chromebook Tab 10 has an OP1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It weighs just 1.21 pounds and promises to last up to 9 hours on a charge. With a Chrome Education license, IT admins can make updates, configure apps, and manage extensions and policies.

Mark Hamill Reveals Ending to George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode 9 - IGN

Lucas continued to hint at his ideas for a sequel trilogy over the years, from the familiar (Luke, Leia and Han returning as characters later in their lives) to the less familiar (a fractured Empire has devolved into individual tyrannical worlds). However, the critical reception to his prequel trilogy apparently all-but killed off Lucas' drive to continue with the series for some time.

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Pacific Rim Uprising ripped out its own heart

Snooping on HTTPS is about to get harder: TLS 1.3 internet encryption wins approval | ZDNet

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7 ways you can (maybe) get Microsoft Office 365 for free | ZDNet

Do you dream of making slides, writing reports, and calculating columns of numbers without cracking open your wallet? If so, have we've got seven (possible) deals for you.

iOS 11.3: Get your iPhone and iPad ready for the biggest update yet | ZDNet

Before you go hog-wild, throw caution to the wind and start upgrading, be aware that there are risks. Things can go wrong, stuff may be broken, and you may lose data. Plenty of iOS launches have been marred by bugs and problems, so with that in mind, it's a good idea to have an up-to-date backup, because making a fuss isn't going to bring back your lost photos or documents.

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Twitter joins Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency adverts

T witter is banning cryptocurrency adverts across its site from Tuesday, succumbing to mounting pressure to join Google and Facebook in a crackdown on the controversial promotions.

Google starts blocking “uncertified” Android devices from logging in

Users of custom Android ROMs—which wipe out the stock software and load a modified version of Android—will start seeing this message, too. Thankfully at the bottom of the message these folks are given an escape hatch: head to  and enter your Android ID, which will register the device to your Google account. This isn't the easiest thing in the world to do. An Android ID is 64-bit hex string set at first boot and regenerated every time a factory reset is performed. The only official way to view your Android ID is to plug in your device to a computer, install the Android developer tools, and run a command. While there are some apps that will show your Android ID, it's also tough to install an app without first logging in to the app store. For seasoned ROM users, none of this is a big deal. But the process is definitely harder than it could be, almost like it's designed to keep out the general public.

Facebook expands its local news prioritization efforts globally

The algorithm isn’t completely cut and dried — much of it will depend on Pages that you follow and the degree to which your friends share certain stories. But essentially, Facebook identifies local publishers based on links that are clicked specifically by people in a “tight” geographic region, and if you’re based in that region, you will be more likely to see those stories higher up in your news feed moving forward.

Apple could launch its streaming video service in March 2019

That’s according to a report from the New York Times , which dived into the current state of Apple’s Worldwide Video division. The Times says that Apple currently has 12 original content projects currently in the works, most of which had been previously rumored, but also reveals Apple is aiming to launch its streaming service as early as March 2019, though it may be delayed until later that summer. The reason for not launching until next year? It probably has more to do with development and production than technical issues. Many shows take between 8 to 12 months to shoot a whole season, and given that most original content is made available to users in one batch so they can binge-watch the whole season in one sitting, it’s likely Apple needs to wait to launch its service until the entire seasons of its original content shows can be shot. MG

Students are using their loan money to buy cryptocurrency: Study

The Student Loan Report surveyed 1,000 current college students with student loan debt about whether they were asked whether they used their student loan money to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and found that 21.2% of them have Sallie Mae to thank for their cryptocurrency investment. Many students borrow a little more money than is necessary to pay for tuition and books, according to Student Loan Report. The leftover cash is typically used for college living expenses, but some wily students think that investing in Ethereum or Ripple may be a better investment than a bachelor’s degree in comparative English literature.

ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Immigrants, Internal Emails Show

In February and March of 2017, several ICE agents were in communication with a detective from Las Cruces, New Mexico, to find information about a particular person. They were ultimately able to obtain backend Facebook data revealing a log of when the account was accessed and the IP addresses corresponding to each login. Lea Whitis, an agent with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of ICE, emailed the team a “Facebook Business Record” revealing the suspect’s phone number and the locations of each login into his account during a date range.

Uber sells Southeast Asia business to Grab | ZDNet

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Netflix is making a Carmen Sandiego movie with Gina Rodriguez

Netflix said last April it would bring Carmen back in an animated series with Rodriguez voicing the character, looking at a 2019 release. This is the first time Carmen will star in a live-action movie, after projects with Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lopez failed to lift off.

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FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

Senate Judiciary Committee Invites Zuckerberg to Testify on Facebook Privacy

Leviton smart switches will protect your home with Nest

Apple HomeKit users and Samsung SmartThings users aren’t quite so lucky. Leviton does sell smart devices that tie in with HomeKit or Z-Wave smart home ecosystems, but these are separate devices from the Wi-Fi device family, and unfortunately won’t work with Nest, Alexa or Google Assistant. 

Apple's Tim Cook: Facebook's privacy blunder 'so dire' we need regulations | ZDNet

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An Exclusive First Look At N.Y.C.’s Next Sensational Park

[Photo: Daisy Korpics for Fast Company] The park also attempts to preserve the site’s industrial past. You can meander between giant tanks that once held syrup and examine towering screw conveyors that moved the sugar along the stages of refinement. Each of the old industrial parts is left in its rusted patina, with scaffolding painted a surprising turquoise blue–a color that was everywhere in the original buildings. The tops of the park benches, still to be installed, will be made of reclaimed wood from the now-demolished raw sugar warehouse. The main attraction? What the designers call the “Artifact Walk,” a raised walkway built on top of old structural columns from the warehouse that offers an elevated platform from which to take in the view.

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Giant planet orbiting a brown dwarf spotted, re-opening debate over what makes a planet

Iceland Signs $250 Million Deal to Clean Up Chinese Power

The China deal -- a joint venture between Arctic Green Energy and Sinopec Green Energy that comes with $250 million in loans from the Asian Development Bank -- shows that technology produced in “small communities can be scaled up in the largest countries in the world,” said Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, a former Icelandic president who back in 2002 showed Xi’s predecessor the first geothermal power plant ever seen by a Chinese head of state.

Streetwear icon Virgil Abloh is Louis Vuitton’s new menswear designer

Louis Vuitton has just made streetwear designer Virgil Abloh the artistic director of menswear, making Abloh one of the few black executives at the helm of a European heritage luxury brand. And by bringing on a designer whose work has centered on streetwear and its intersection with hip-hop and rap culture, Louis Vuitton seems to be deliberately expanding its definition of luxury fashion .


2018 iPhone X models could be cheaper (and bigger) | Cult of Mac

An updated iPhone X could be a better deal than the current version, coming it at $100 less. Or buyers might be able to get a larger version for the same money as the original.

GPU databases are coming of age | ZDNet

First and foremost, Kinetica and MapD use in-memory storage. While this enables them to provide extremely fast analysis of up to say 5TB or 10TB of data, they are limited in scalability due to architecture as well as cost. You rarely see either of these talking about data stores of 20TB and up. SQream, on the other hand, is built for massive data stores.

Chinese police literally use 'Skynet' surveillance system

It doesn't link a system of killer robots ticked off at the human race (just yet). But Chinese police are expanding the use of futuristic facial recognition tech powered by a system dubbed "Skynet" to track a database of blacklisted individuals.

Survey: Parents are more worried about tech addiction than online predators

Chances are you spend more time sitting in front of a screen than doing anything else–including sleeping. (Adults spend an average of 11 hours a day in front of screens.) But even as we learn about the potential pitfalls of our increasingly technology-addled lifestyles, our dependence on tech shows little sign of waning.

Facebook swears it's not recording your call and SMS history without permission

Facebook is in more than just a spot of bother , and the troubled social network is once again on the defensive after claims were made that it has been scraping your call and SMS history for years via its Messenger and Facebook Lite apps. However, Facebook states that "this is not the case.".

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The Future of Parking Garages Doesn’t Involve Cars At All

[Photo: Tim Crocker] The project arose from a request from the neighborhood council, which asked for ideas for repurposing the disused levels. According to the architects, they envisioned the project as a “kunsthaus,” or “house of art,” that could serve as a social hub in the heart of this south London neighborhood. That’s why the common areas also include an event space that is free to use, a children’s play area with obstacle courses and soft surfaces, a music venue, a cafe, a yoga studio, and even a hair salon, plus a variety of bars and restaurants.

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