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Gizmodo on Twitter

Apple memo warning leakers against leaking leaks http://gizmo.do/7diAwAD  pic.twitter.com/Z9YkV0upJ5

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Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail

On the recipient’s side, the person was using the existing version of Gmail and received a link to view the confidential email. The recipient had to log into their Google account once again to view the content. When viewing the confidential message, copy and paste as well as the print feature were disabled — it didn’t stop our tipster from taking a screenshot of the email though.

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Apple has had 12 people arrested for leaks, it says in a leaked memo

The company said in a strongly worded memo that it had caught 29 people who leaked information last year, and 12 of them were arrested. Those 29 people included employees, contractors, and supply chain partners. “Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple,” the memo reads, “In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets, both classified as federal crimes.”

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AMD’s second-generation Ryzen processors are now available for preorder

For the Ryzen 5 models, there’s the Ryzen 5 2600X, which costs $229 and runs at 3.6GHz (with a boost to 4.2GHz) and the Ryzen 5 2600, which costs $199 is clocked at 3.4GHz, which can be boosted to 3.9GHz. All four processors come with an AMD Wraith cooling unit free in the box. That’s different from last year’s models, which only included them on higher-end chips, so it’s is a nice bonus.

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See the gold iPhone X revealed by FCC filing | Cult of Mac

Apple never made a gold version of the iPhone X, but there are rumors that will change soon. And the FCC added weight to these by releasing a picture of Apple’s flagship smartphone in that color.

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Netflix is becoming part of Comcast’s cable TV bundle

Netflix is still being treated as an internet service, and so it isn’t getting any bandwidth priority or exemption from Comcast’s data caps as part of this deal. But one could imagine such an arrangement is on the table now that the FCC has dismantled net neutrality rules .

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Microtransactions are set to return to Star Wars Battlefront 2

As well as bringing back microtransactions, the Endor update will also introduce a brand new multiplayer mode called Ewok Hunt. This mode will pit Ewoks against stormtroopers, and players will have the chance to play either as an Ewok defending its village on the forest moon of Endor, or as a stormtrooper being ambushed by spear-wielding fluffs. We think we know which side we’d rather be on.

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Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Police release bodycam footage of encounter with Nasim Aghdam hour before YouTube shooting http://gizmo.do/ljTawqR  pic.twitter.com/FH1hqXFq4x

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Photos: The 10 best wireless routers for telecommuters and SMBs in 2018

For small businesses and remote workers, connectivity is key. Here are some of the best values in wireless routers.

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After court battle, Russia finally bans Telegram app | ZDNet

"The power that local governments have over IT corporations is based on money. At any given moment, a government can crash their stocks by threatening to block revenue streams from its markets and thus force these companies to do strange things (remember how last year Apple moved iCloud servers to China). At Telegram, we have the luxury of not caring about revenue streams or ad sales. Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed."

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

NASA's New Planet-Hunting Satellite Is Ready to Launch on Monday http://j.mp/2JLBJKk  #NASA #Space pic.twitter.com/7igZD4HqBX

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Apple cracks down on leaks, 12 arrested in 2017 - report https://usat.ly/2JIP2ep  pic.twitter.com/aaIL3qpDRq

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Some Android phones are hiding missing security patches, researchers say http://gizmo.do/ZpEAVLg  pic.twitter.com/aVDWeA4GH8

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How Facebook can have your data even if you're not on Facebook https://usat.ly/2JLwKsT  pic.twitter.com/viUkHIrjqn

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The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages

This Is Your Digital Life, a quiz app developed by a University of Cambridge academic named Aleksandr Kogan, pulled in both incoming and outgoing messages from several thousand accounts of people who downloaded the app.

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Another 'Game of Thrones' death: George R.R. Martin's LiveJournal

But as many things on the internet are wont to do, LJ steadily grew more and more obsolete. With the rise of Twitter, Tumblr, Wordpress, and online media (hi — that's us!), internet writers moved onto other platforms. LiveJournal had a longer shelf life outside of America, remaining popular in Russia and Singapore for some time after.

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Here are the 12 startups in Techstars NYC’s Winter 2018 class

I swung by the accelerator’s new office a few days ago to meet each team. In a two-hour period, I found myself discussing everything from cryptocurrency to kitchen sanitation to gene sequencing.

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Apple plans to start making another iPhone in India

The Economic Times, citing two people familiar with Apple’s plans, reports that the iPhone 6s Plus is already in trial production in Bangalore — where Wistron recently put together a deal that will allow it to expand its manufacturing facility with a $157 million investment.

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Russia to ban Telegram messenger over encryption dispute

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday ordered that access to the Telegram messenger service be blocked in Russia, heralding possible communication disruption for millions of users in the latest clash between global technology firms and Russian authorities.

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Waymo seeks permission to test fully driverless cars in California

Waymo is already testing fully driverless cars with no human safety driver behind the wheel on public roads in Arizona, so it doesn’t come as a huge shock that the company would be interested in performing similar tests on its home turf in California. A spokesperson for Waymo confirmed the application to the Chronicle . A DMV spokesperson acknowledged a second application has been received but declined to name either company until their approval.

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Don't use a payment method like Venmo if you're selling stuff online: How not to get scammed when you sell things online: http://lifehac.kr/rZlR8tr  pic.twitter.com/uXHM5Rgkj2

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Reg Saddler on Twitter

The fastest way to share someone else’s Tweet with your followers is with a Retweet. Tap the icon to send it instantly.

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Credit card signatures are going away, and a big step happens today

Still, the change marks a clear awareness from payment providers that the signature doesn't really work as a strong protector against fraud. I've signed my own signature on a family member's credit card several times in the past and have yet to get fined or arrested for the violation. Plus, with card processing technology improving, thanks to chips embedded in cards and new payment systems like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, the need for a signature isn't nearly as great.

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In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information

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TechRepublic on Twitter

XMRig is an endpoint cryptomining malware capable of doing damage without an active browser session, and its use is on the rise. https://tek.io/2JLVj9i  pic.twitter.com/wra2vJMtBk

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Google’s ‘Semantic Experiences’ let you play word games with its AI

I found, however, it’s not a very intuitive way to interact with a body of knowledge, at least for me. When I ask a question, I generally want to receive an answer, not a competing variety of quotes that may or may not bear on your inquiry. So while I can’t really picture using this regularly, it’s an interesting way to demonstrate the flexibility of the semantic engine at work here. And it may very well expose you to some new authors, though the 100,000 books included in the database are something of a mixed bag.

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HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' for a sixth season

HBO announced this week that it's renewing Silicon Valley for a sixth season. Season five , which premiered last month, is the first without TJ Miller, who tweeted his support of the Erlich Bachman-free season earlier this year, saying, "See - told you the show would be better without me on it." Miller was recently arrested and charged with calling in a fake bomb threat .

30 Guinness strips Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's world records

Guinness strips Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's world records

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Someone Stole My Entire Book (and My Job) and Is Selling It On Amazon - ExtremeTech

I reported the theft to CreateSpace yesterday and am currently waiting for a response. In the meantime, both my Atari book and the fake are still up on Amazon at the time of this writing, ready to be purchased. His copy of my book has been up on Amazon since October 23 of last year, which was also my last birthday! Who knew I had received such a present at the time? Apparently, you can save more than $5 by buying the fake one, though the inside layout leaves something to be desired:

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Fans give Darkseid an epic makeover with help from Mister Miracle http://gizmo.do/ABHM01R  pic.twitter.com/NPti1601LH

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How to use IoT to save money on your office bills

"It's all about the ROI curve," Renaud said. "Some people want to do this because of the novelty, but when you talk to people who run these buildings or large commercial companies, they're looking at how they can get costs out of the bottom line. Ultimately that's what this does, because it gives them insight into the data of how their buildings are consuming energy and how that breaks down, and allows them to implement policies across buildings."

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Mini Sega Genesis is real: The Sega MegaDrive Mini

Behold, the Sega MegaDrive Mini, just announced in Japan to commemorate the system's 30th anniversary. (MegaDrive was the original name for the Genesis, in case you didn't know.)

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Cloud contracts: How to choose between winner-takes-all and best of breed

For a company that has never used the cloud before and is jumping in feet first, going with a single vendor could make "quite a lot of sense," Posey said. This is especially true for firms that don't have much, or any, previous experience with the cloud, because there will be fewer tasks associated with integrating disparate solutions, Posey noted. It could also help with long-term strategy, as IT leaders only need to communicate their end goal to one party, which can then handle it from soup to nuts.

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What Eric Garcetti, José Andrés, And Twitter Have In Common

Faced with a housing shortage of crisis proportions, Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, decided not to wait for the market to sort things out. Not that the market seems up to the job, anyway: Nearly a third of L.A. residents already spend more than half their income on rent. Garcetti’s idea: to use the powers of his office to dramatically increase the city’s housing stock, by building, among other things, the ingenious homes known as accessory dwelling units. ADUs are free-standing bungalows that have roughly the same square footage as two-bedroom apartments, and that fit—here’s the mind-bending part—into existing backyards. Neither banks nor builders nor zoning regulators were ready for ADUs, but Garcetti jawboned the former and politicked the latter into supporting them. Now the affordable little homelets make a potential landlord out of any Angeleno with a backyard, while providing overcrowded families with safe, legal housing. And for L.A., the path from sprawl to a post-suburban future just got a little clearer.

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No, Apple isn't killing iTunes music sales | Cult of Mac

Apple flatly denies a persistent rumor that it’s going to end iTunes music sales on March 31, 2019. The basis for the rumor is vague statement from an Apple Music executive and a change in way most people listen to songs.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

E. coli outbreak in 11 states now linked to chopped romaine lettuce http://gizmo.do/ZEB9BDt  pic.twitter.com/YQsHa5KSPs

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Trump creates U.S. Post Office task force after attacking Amazon

While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that…

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Cheaper HomePod might be in the works | Cult of Mac

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors today that Apple is considering making a low-cost version of the HomePod in order to give disappointing sales a boost.

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Today in Apple history: Early iPad rumor gets Apple fans buzzing | Cult of Mac

The Chinese-language report claims Quanta will build a 15-inch touchscreen tablet PC with detachable keyboard. Apple will supposedly ship the device in the first quarter of 2006. Things don’t turn out quite like that, but the rumor offers the first hint about Apple’s secret iPad project.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Unclear whether government efforts to stop fentanyl deaths are working, says watchdog report http://gizmo.do/StuRksu  pic.twitter.com/hgEvxHJmEt

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TechRepublic on Twitter

Windows Admin Center lets users manage Windows servers and Windows 10 machines from the browser https://tek.io/2vaqXKo  pic.twitter.com/DukkfDhe5R

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Bathroom Hand Dryers Are Creating “Bacterial Highways” In Your Office

Suffice to say, the science of hand-drying is still contested. The new experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine is focused on hot air hand dryers specifically, rather than jet air dryers, and confirms that HEPA filters can make a difference here as well–but they are far from a solution. To study their effects, the researchers distributed petri dishes across every bathroom inside a building.  Left open for two minutes with the hand dryers off, the plates averaged less than one bacterial colony. But when they turned the hand dryers on for 30 seconds, a clean batch of petri dishes averaged 18 to 60 colonies of infectious bacteria per plate, as well as spores of potential pathogens.

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There's no Product Red iPhone X, but Apple did make three red cases for it

The iPhone X leather case is the better choice of the two standard-looking cases – in Product Red or any other color, really. It has machined aluminum buttons, just like the folio case, but a darker red, but glossier look to it. It's supple, so it can take on a bit of wear over time, but it's easier to slip into your pocket.

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Best 2-in-1 laptops, convertibles, and hybrid laptops for business 2018 | ZDNet

2-in-1 devices that can function as laptops or tablets are a growing segment of the PC market. But which type and model of hybrid laptop should you buy? We explore the options and list some of the best.

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In the new Incredibles 2 trailer, parenting is harder than superheroism http://gizmo.do/uXlo1Vr  pic.twitter.com/cqkwwU9UBo

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Yahoo Japan buys a minority stake in a Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange

The investment, made in BitARG Exchange through a Yahoo Japan subsidiary gives the company a minority stake with BitARG parent company CMD Laboratories still maintaining 60 percent ownership of the exchange. A source told CNBC the deal went for about 2-3 billion yen or around $18-28 million.

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Gmail’s new ‘Confidential Mode’ locks down sensitive messages

Gmail is getting a gorgeous redesign on the web, which will include a bunch of awesome new features. One of those is a “Confidential Mode” for sensitive messages, which prevents them from being forwarded, downloaded, printed, and more.

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