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This robot can solve a Rubik’s Cube in .38 seconds

When future generations look back on 2018 what will they remember? Not much, I suspect, except for this amazing robot that can solve a Rubik's cube in .38..

Here’s all the games in Donald Trump’s ‘violence in video games’ supercut

Call of Duty, Fallout 4, Sniper Elite, and more round out the White House’s violent video game supercut.

Netflix bringing vertical video previews to iPhone app in April

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance says it wasn't hacked

It was a phishing attack, not a hack.

President Trump’s meeting on violent games pits game makers against their foes — again

President Donald Trump met today with video game industry representatives and foes of violent video games at the White House today. The industry is bracing for a full-scale bantering from Trump abo…

'Mario Tennis Aces' hits the Nintendo Switch on June 22nd

"Mario Tennis Aces" lets you target special swings like an FPS.

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Stories From the Front Lines of the Battle to Lean In

In my specific institution, one of the big changes of the last five years has been there are many more women in high leadership positions. I think it was a combination of an awareness that it was long overdue and there being good candidates for those positions at those times. That has made a big difference. You hate to generalize—I know many men who are extremely sensitive to interpersonal processes. And again, I hang out with a lot of psychiatrists—I don’t want to stereotype—but I think there is a somewhat different perspective that used to be pretty absent at the highest levels. Think about the two-body problem. It happens [with marriages] in science a lot: You can’t just go anywhere and get a job, so who is not going to work anymore? Of course, for decades that was the woman. A woman in a senior leadership position has already had to deal with the two-body problem. That changes your perspective.

2 Microsoft: Switching out of Windows 10 S Mode will be free for all | ZDNet

Microsoft is officially acknowledging that Windows 10 S Mode will be coming 'soon' to all editions of Windows 10 -- and moving off it to a fully-featured version of the OS will be free for all users.

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great phone, but one that hasn't really kicked on from the Galaxy S8, bringing a very similar design and screen to 2017's version. The improved biometrics were sorely needed, and the camera is a leap forward, but the amazing low light capabilities have resulted in sacrifices elsewhere. A top, top phone, but the S9 Plus outshines it.

A huge Nintendo franchise is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year: 'Super Smash Bros.'

A video showing two characters from the "Splatoon" franchise teased the game in a live YouTube presentation on Thursday evening. The two characters are chasing each other when, suddenly, the world goes dark. A massive burning symbol appears: The symbol of the long-running "Super Smash Bros." franchise, which goes all the way back to the Nintendo 64 in the late 1990s.

Google launches first Android P developer preview

HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs: Android P adds built-in support for HDR VP9 Profile 2, so you can deliver HDR-enabled movies to your users from YouTube, Play Movies, and other sources on HDR-capable devices. HEIF (heic) images encoding has been added to the platform, making it easy to send and utilize HEIF images from your backend server. The media APIs are also being enhanced and refactored to make them easier to develop and integrate with — details are coming later this year.

Fortnite Battle Royale Is Coming to iOS and Android With Full Cross Play Support With PS4, PC - IGN

Fortnite Battle Royale is the same 100-player mode players already know, with Epic promising "same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates." It will also feature cross play and cross-progression between PS4, PC, Mac, iOS, and also on Android when the game comes to that platform.

DHS IT systems missing security patches for 'critical' vulnerabilities

August Home doorbell cams now offer free 24-hour video history as smart home market heats up

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New Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build adds Sets, tabbed File Explorer | ZDNet

There are a lot of fixes to Windows 10 included in 17618 in everything from touchpad gestures, to the overall look and feel. There are also some known issues in the build worth pointing out, especially for those who are interested in using Windows Mixed Reality. Microsoft also is warning that the Microsoft Store may be completely broken or missing with this build (though there is a workaround).

Axl Rose called Apple CEO Tim Cook 'the Donald Trump of the music industry'

Rose has been on Twitter since 2009, though his account only features 264 tweets. This appears to be the first time he's tweeted about anything related to Apple, and it isn't clear what he has against Cook. Guns N' Roses has never boycotted Apple Music, and the band's songs are available on different streaming services.

Southeast Asia's Grab in talks to buy into Uber's regional...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm, Grab, is in advanced negotiations to buy parts of Uber Technologies Inc’s business in the region, said a source with knowledge of the talks, in what would be Uber’s second retreat from an Asian market.

The new 'Ready Player One' posters are extremely bad

Capturing precisely what's wrong with "Ready Player One's" posters is nebulous, it's complex. But there's a lot going on beneath the surface, and none of it feels particularly good.

Samsung QLED TVs will blend into your wall

Samsung QLED TVs will blend into your wall

This garage gadget adds simple smarts to your garage door

The Garadget attaches to your existing garage door opener via two wires. Connect these wires to the two nodes on the back of your opener to control open and close commands. You  may need to refer to your opener's manual in order to determine which wires go where.

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The FBI is using Best Buy’s Geek Squad as informants

Android P is all about notches and notifications

The software also focuses on improving battery life and making the phone more secure. Now Android will restrict access to your phone's microphone and camera while apps are running in the background, which could keep bad actors and hackers at bay. Android P also should make it easier for third-party password managers to autofill usernames and passwords. That's important given how many of us are turning to utilities like LastPass, 1Password and BitWarden to help bring a little order to our password chaos.

Windows 10 'Redstone 4' official name looks to be Spring Creators Update | ZDNet

I'm not sure what Microsoft will do this Fall when it's due to release Redstone 5, a k a version 1809, since it already has used the "Fall Creators Update" name. Microsoft seems intent on staying with the "Creators" theme for Windows 10, at this point. Maybe we'll go to Fall Creators Update 2.0? Fall Creators Update Service Pack 1?

Google marks International Women’s Day with a “women led” attribute for business listings

“We strive to organize the world’s information in a way that is inclusive of all people,” a Google spokesperson told TechCrunch. “Last year, we added an LGBTQ-friendly attribute in time for Pride. This year we’ve added the women-led attribute to empower women-led businesses to succeed online and enable people to find businesses to visit using Google Maps and Search.”

Facebook Messenger Lite adds video chat

It’s an addition that more or less makes Messenger Lite the perfect Facebook Messenger app. Cutting away all the accumulated integrations and features that Facebook has tacked on over the years, Messenger Lite offers simple, easy messaging. In theory, Messenger Lite is designed for “people with older Android devices and/or slower internet connections,” but it’s increasingly looking like the best option for any Android users.

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick forms investment fund

Uber's controversial ex-chief has created an investment fund called 10100 to oversee both his for-profit and non-profit projects. Travis Kalanick has announced 10100 (pronounced "ten-one-hundred") on Twitter and talked about how he's made investments, joined boards and worked with both businesses and non-profits over the past few months in an effort to find his next venture. As for what kind of projects the fund will manage, Kalanick says he plans to focus on large scale job creation, real estate and ecommerce investments, as well as emerging tech businesses in China and India. His non-profit endeavors, on the other hand, will be all about education and city development.

17 things you didn't know the Galaxy S9 could do

Rimac’s Concept Two is a soulless speed demon you unlock with your face

The incongruous tablet that’s perched in the middle of the C Two’s cabin is rather a distraction, and so is the choice of an all-caps user interface that seems to yell at the driver rather than assist them. There’s also a thin digital readout in front of the passenger seat, which Rimac describes as part of “a semi-gaming experience.” That’s reaching for a justification to just put more readouts in front of people, and there’s not really anything unpredictable or exceptional about this Rimac concept’s interior. It has all the usual controls you’d expect, arranged in a mostly typical way. (On a related note, when will car companies wise up to the fact that text is easier to read when it’s not all capitalized?)

Switching Out of Windows 10 S Mode Will be Free

Alexa now understands casual music queries about songs you’ve listened to in the past

People will now be able to ask Alexa for music tracks or playlists based on time passed, like “Play that playlist I played last Sunday,” or “Play that workout music I listened to three weeks ago,” or “Play something I haven’t heard in awhile.” The same applies to genres and artists; you can request a song by an artist that you listened to “recently,” or a music mood you’ve been into lately, even if you don’t know the specific titles.

Netflix has bought the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe comics

Liefeld is best known as the original co-creator of the character Deadpool alongside Fabian Nicieza, but after a falling out with Marvel, Liefeld left the company to co-found Image Comics, where he would go on to write a variety of series featuring new, original characters including Kaboom, the undead assassination team Bloodstrike, and Battlestone under his Extreme Studios branding. Netflix will draw on that franchise for its movies, although some of the other more popular Extreme books, including Youngblood, Supreme , Glory, and Prophet aren’t mentioned as being part of Netflix’s buy, making it unclear if the streaming service will be able to adapt those characters as well.

MoviePass Updates iOS App to Track You Less

Report: 2019 iPhones Won't Use a Notch

As is always the case with Apple-related news, we won't have anything confirmed by Apple until launch day. However, in recent years, many details flooding out in the run-up to a new iPhone launch turn out to be correct. We'll have to wait until the fall to get an answer on this one, though.

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Which company is more likely to keep the U.S. at the forefront of the 5G revolution?

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The rise of AI is raising alarm at the ethics watchdog for the world's biggest wealth fund

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Gratuitous fruit-on-fruit violence in slow motion is like an edible fireworks show

Boxed reportedly rejected $400 million buyout offer from Kroger

Boxed, the site for buying food and household items in bulk, has turned down a $400 million acquisition offer from Kroger, Bloomberg reports .

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PSA: Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, remember to 'Spring Forward'

Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm Is Likely to Face Longer U.S. Review

Qualcomm’s management and board have argued that shareholders should reject the approach because getting regulatory sign-off around the world for a deal this size will take an exorbitant amount of time. Executives have also said it would be far from certain that the biggest deal in the history of technology could even win antitrust approval. These concerns are a part of Qualcomm’s broader defense against Broadcom’s $79-a-share offer, which Qualcomm also believes far undervalues the company. The stock is trading at about $62, far below the proposed price, signaling that many investors think the deal may fall apart.

Google Should Be Worried About This Possible Missouri Lawsuit

In 2015, however, the FTC inadvertently revealed that it had considered taking a more aggressive stance. A commission official accidentally sent Wall Street Journal reporters sections of an internal report claiming that Google appropriated content from competitors to improve its own search rankings and had threatened to punish anyone who complained. According to the internal FTC report, Google put restrictions on companies that sought to work with competing search engines and prevented advertisers from using Google data to improve their ad campaigns elsewhere. Taken together, the allegations illustrated how a company with a search monopoly could throw its weight around in other areas. The leaked report recommended a lawsuit, but the FTC’s commissioners decided not to pursue one. (The commission later said Google had addressed the practices in question.) The EU verdict and a more recent one in which Indian authorities fined Google $21 million for anticompetitive behavior show that wasn’t the last word.

California Becomes Eighteenth State to Introduce Right to Repair Bill

California became the eighteenth state in the United States to announce the Right to Repair bill. If the legislation is passed by the state, it would end up making it compulsory for manufacturers to share repair guides for their products and sell diagnostic tools and repair parts directly to consumers.

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Qarnot unveils a cryptocurrency heater for your home

But that’s where the Qarnot QC1 stands out and could be the crypto miner we’ve all been waiting for. Mining has become increasingly harder if you have to pay the electricity bill. But you still need to heat your home during those cold days of winter. So why not mine at the same time.

Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country

Spencer was being invited to be a beneficiary of the Great Slate , a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter. It isn’t being run by the candidates, a PAC, or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). The fundraising is almost entirely driven by rank-and-file tech workers — some working for big companies like Google — living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Meet Flippy, Your Burger-Flipping Robot Helper

Is this the start of robots destroying low-wage jobs, a smart way to use technology to free people from mundane tasks, or both?

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Where the hell is my 5G internet? (2018 edition)

2018 Geneva Motor Show: What did we see, what did we love?

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show treated us to a ridiculous number of unveilings, including 1,000-plus horsepower hypercars, mind-bending concepts, the next wave of consumer electric vehicles and more than one flying car concept.

Ocean XPrize prototypes set to unveil deep-sea mysteries

The Virginia Distributed Environmental Exploration Project (Virginia Deep-X) team secured a finalist spot for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize with its concept of using small, inexpensive underwater vehicles that collaborate with each other to quickly survey the ocean. The team plans to deploy up to 12 of these subsea vehicles at a time.

Is Apple planning the death of the iPhone X's most controversial design feature? | ZDNet

The "notch" was always a design compromise, and there were plenty of credible rumors in the run-up to the unveiling of the iPhone X that suggested Apple was working on embedding sensors into the display in 2017. The timeline for the elimination of that "notch" doesn't surprise me either. To eliminate it after a year would make it obvious that it was a mistake, so 2019 feels right. It also gives Apple a chance to refine the technology, both in terms of the hardware, display yield, and cost.

Broken Mac? Fix it with these simple troubleshooting tips | ZDNet

Got a Mac that's misbehaving and not doing what you expect it to do? Here are some simple things you should try before taking it to a Genius at your nearest Apple Store.

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Best wireless headphones for making calls

A lot of runners and bikers like to use bone-conduction headphones like AfterShokz's highly rated Trekz Air because they leave your ears open to hear the outside -- and traffic around you. But they're also very good for making calls and actually sound better for listening to speech than music.

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