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You can now give Amazon the keys to your car

Last week, I was sitting in the office, waiting for an Amazon package to be delivered to my house. Typically, the driver would just leave the package at the door, where anybody could steal it. But this time around, the process was a bit different because the driver arrived, used his phone to unlock…

Facebook releases content moderation guidelines – rules long kept secret

A year after the Guardian revealed Facebook’s secret rules for censorship decisions, the company has released a public version

Spotify Presses the Reset Button on its Free Mobile App

The completely revamped and personalized Spotify app gives free users unlimited skips and track control on 15 custom playlists.

Latest Switch Hack Can't Be Patched by Nintendo

The only way to stop this hack from working is a redesign of the Tegra X1 processor.

Trying to swear on an iPhone is no different than trying to swear in 'The Good Place'

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New iPad ads showcase Apple Pencil versatility | Cult of Mac

Apple wants everyone to know about the Apple Pencil compatibility with this year's 9.7-inch iPad refresh -- and a new series of ads aims to help with that mission. Appearing on Apple's U.K. YouTube channel, the short ads demonstrate how the Apple Pencil can be used for image markup, writing and drawing. The spots are

The best weird roles your 'Avengers' faves had before becoming Marvel stars

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Venom trailer slimes its way online, finally shows Venom

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Amazon to Start Offering In-Car Deliveries

The company said Tuesday it has joined with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to start offering in-car deliveries, giving its couriers access to potentially millions of vehicles in 37 U.S. markets. The deal expands Amazon’s effort to get consumers comfortable with the idea of strangers entering their homes and cars as the company handles more packages.

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'Avengers: Infinity War' is less than the sum of its parts

It's a heavy moment, weighed down by the trauma of everything that's happened so far and everything we know is still to come. It underlines just how apocalyptically massive the stakes are here – how grave the danger is, and how great the cost of fighting it off to live another day.

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A key player just joined the lawsuit against the FCC to save net neutrality

Supreme Court upholds patent review process, dealing trolls a blow

Tuesday's ruling is important in its own right, as it preserves a process that has had a real impact on the patent-litigation problem. But it's also a barometer of how the Supreme Court's justices are thinking about the patent system more generally. The fact that seven of the nine justices continue to view patents as a government-granted franchise, not a form of property rights, suggests that the high court's more-than-decade-long smackdown of pro-patent jurisprudence could continue for years to come.

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'Unpatchable' Nintendo Switch exploit is perfect example of the importance of firmware security

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SEC issues $35 million fine over Yahoo failing to disclose data breach …

Soldier receives world's first penis-and-scrotum transplant

A US combat veteran wounded by an IED is the recipient of a total penis and scrotum transplant performed by Johns Hopkins doctors during a complex 14-hour surgery.

Apple’s $16 billion tax trial will finally kick off this fall | Cult of Mac

A court case to determine if Apple owes the European Union about €13 billion will kick off in about six months.   The trial will determine if Ireland gave Apple illegal tax incentives.

Drupal admins: Get ready for emergency out-of-band patch for critical vulnerability

Once again, the developers of Drupal are preparing an emergency out-of-band patch for a critical vulnerability in the popular content management system. The security advisory indicates that another patch will be released between 16:00 - 18:00 UTC on April 25th, 2018. (For reference, that is between 12:00 - 2:00 pm on the same day, in Eastern Daylight Time.) Patches will be provided for the 7.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x branches of Drupal.

The most awkward moments from Trump welcoming Macron to the White House

Perhaps in an effort to put to bed any suggestions of a handshake rivalry, Trump embraced Macron and gave him the traditional two-cheek kiss but some of the captured moments still come off as, well, not exactly natural for the president.

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Apple releases iOS 11.3.1 alongside security updates for macOS 10.13.4

Today, Apple released small software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs: iOS 11.3.1 for the mobile devices, and a security update to the already-released macOS 10.13.4 for Macs.

PersistIQ - Senior Full Stack Engineer - Remote

Even though this is a remote position, you will be a core member of the engineering team and have a tremendous impact on the product and trajectory of the company. On our backend platform, you will be integrating data from a variety of sources and coding complex business logic. On our front end, you will be working on a modern day SPA to bring a consumer-like interface to an enterprise problem.

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Instagram now lets you share multiple photos and videos at once on Stories …

Facebook continues to limit access to user data for third-party apps

Apps that publish to Pages via the Live API will be restricted to approved partners only. Developers have until the 1st of August to apply to the approved partner system. This will be required to keep publishing live and video on demand to Pages. Apps in development mode will have their call limits set to 200/page/app/hour, as well. Development apps will also only have access to info on admin, developer or tester users. Organic targeting, based on gender and language will also be deprecated for posts made with a third-party app. Some age-gating will still be allowed in a limited way. Apps won't be able to attach their name or logo to images in Messenger. Developers will also no longer be able to call for information on where photos were tagged, effective immediately.

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Deal alert: Get a new MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) for up to $265 off with Best Buy's one-day sale. You can also get last year’s 9.7-inch iPad for $80 or $100 off.

New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features

Apple’s new iPhone SE is shaping up to be the biggest upgrade the smallest, most affordable iPhone has seen in years. Alongside more powerful internals, the 4-inch device is expected to come with a tweaked design that makes way for one of iPhone X’s best features.

Browser wars 2018: Microsoft Edge falls behind ... Internet Explorer? | ZDNet

The last time Microsoft got involved in a browser war, it was a different century, and it ended badly. In 2018, the company has a shiny new browser, Microsoft Edge. But the new browser isn't winning over Windows 10 users.

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Everyone thought this coin from the California Gold Rush was fake, but it's actually worth millions

Avengers: Infinity War is a wild ride that leaves you hanging (spoiler-free review)

We'll be analyzing the numerous plot lines for months, but the way Infinity War ends easily feels too much like a television show's cliffhanger season finale that baits you to come back next year to find out how it all resolves. Unless Avengers 4 has a heck of a subtitle, this movie should have kept its "part 1" label. As a result, audiences might leave the theater feeling cheated, and frankly having a hard time believing the film's stakes. (The movie also only features one post-credits scene, which deepened my conflicted feelings about the ending. Let's talk about it in a few days after everyone's seen it).

'Avengers: Infinity War' is less than the sum of its parts

It's a heavy moment, weighed down by the trauma of everything that's happened so far and everything we know is still to come. It underlines just how apocalyptically massive the stakes are here – how grave the danger is, and how great the cost of fighting it off to live another day.

Apple Will Start Paying Back Taxes to Irish Government Next Month | Hacker News

Come on. IE is not double dealing to the EU for a bit of kick back somehow? Of course they are. That EU is "forcing" them is hilarious. IE loves to play a fake victim if they can, and in this case, all the better to be open for business. "Oh, EU, please stop getting me to get Apple to pay me taxes. Please stop making me collect revenue." Said no state ever. But believe their fake victim tale if you want. The Irish are clearly too clever for you! reply

Instagram launches “Data Download” tool to let you leave

The Mainstream Phoenix Rises: Samsung's 970 EVO (500GB & 1TB) SSDs Reviewed

The Samsung 970 EVO is a broad product family ranging from 250GB up to 2TB. Similar to the last generation, Samsung offered a 2TB model, but from the PRO line - that option has been dropped this time around in favor of the much cheaper EVO version for a 2TB TLC drive. That 2TB model will be the only 970 EVO model to use Samsung's larger 512Gb 64L TLC die, while the smaller drives use the 256Gb die. This prevents the smaller models from suffering the performance penalties that come with the reduced parallelism of having fewer NAND flash chips on the drive. The 512Gb die also enables Samsung to easily fit 2TB onto a single-sided M.2 2280 card without resorting to the expensive DRAM on controller chip stacking that was necessary with the 2TB 960 PRO.

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson were among a slate of distinguished guests at President Donald Trump's first state dinner Tuesday evening, which was held on the State floor of the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S.

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Finally, A Weed Magazine For The Rest Of Us

“The cannabis industry was focused for so long on the plant itself,” Weiner tells me. “The thing that continues to be missing is the reality of that fact that cannabis users, for the most part, don’t identify as a cannabis user.” Marijuana users include a broad range of consumers, Weiner explains, and they generally aren’t looking for a 24-hours news channel to connect them to what’s going on with the product itself. “For the general person,” Weiner goes on,” it is part of a general overall lifestyle.”

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AI could dramatically increase risk of nuclear war by 2040, says new report

How to get iOS' handy Recents feature on your Mac | Cult of Mac

One of the handiest features on iOS 11’s Files app is the Recents view. This view — available in the Files app itself, and in any other app that uses the Files picker to locate documents — shows all the files you have created or opened in the last few days.

The Future Of Your Commute

Co.Design spoke to eight venture capitalists from firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures as well as smaller, transportation-focused funds to learn what version of the future they’re betting on and how they think people will move around cities and the world in the coming years. They might be sitting in shiny Silicon Valley offices, but these are the people deciding where the money goes. Where they invest–or don’t–could transform your commute.

Get Ready for the Smart Speaker Explosion

Smart speakers will continue to grow in popularity, but video entertainment like smart TVs are expected to dominate smart home revenue until at least 2022, IDC says.

iOS 11.3.1 rolls out with iPhone display fix

Apple just rolled out iOS 11.3.1 with a fix for third-party iPhone displays that stopped working properly after an earlier software update. The release also promises security improvements for iPhone and iPad.

What Recruiters Are Really Thinking In These 8 Scenarios

In other roles, many recruiters will overlook slight nervousness, but if your emotions get out of control (crying, gasping for air, being unable to speak) it can negatively affect the impression you make. There are little tricks to look less nervous than you feel–smile a few times, avoid conversations fillers (such as “um” and “uh”) and don’t be afraid to pause if you need a moment to compose your thoughts. Above all, realize that recruiters empathize that interviewing is hard. Remember that they brought you in for a reason–they want you to do well and get hired.

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Scientists create 'Am I Stoned,' an app that aims to answer the eternal question

China’s terrifying “social credit” surveillance system is expanding

In the Black Mirror episode “Nosedive,” writers Rashida Jones and Michael Schur created a bleak world where everyone has a public rating system based on their social media ranking. The episode features Bryce Dallas Howard as a young woman who tries to improve her respectable 4.2 score to get better flight options and other perks. Things quickly spiral out of control–as they tend to do on Black Mirror .

A new slim version of Windows 10 called 'Lean' could be perfect for low-end PCs

Anyone who has ever managed computers that see a lot of public contact knows they have to be locked down, and Windows 10 Lean seems designed for that particular purpose. There are a lot of things users can't do in a base install of Lean, leaving it up to an administrator to pre-load an installation with certain software or settings that would be largely unalterable.

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Coco is coming to Netflix in May and we are ready to cry:

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Here's what happens when Han Solo plays to win the Millennium Falcon from Lando

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A scifi version of Heart of Darkness is happening for some reason

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Summer is near! Here's how to sweat-proof your makeup:

There’s so much plastic in the ocean it just set a new record

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research took core samples from across the Arctic and found up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles per liter of sea ice—as many as three times higher than levels in previous studies . They found fragments of packaging, paints, nylon, polyester and the cellulose acetate found in cigarette filters in every sample they took in 2014 and 2015. The scientists believe the plastic drifts to the Arctic because of ocean currents, and considering an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year (in addition to the estimated 150 million metric tons already there), there’s a lot of plastic to end up in the Arctic.

​How to upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 18.04 | ZDNet

With Ubuntu 18.04 Linux, the next long-term support version, coming out shortly, it's time to go over how to upgrade this popular Linux distribution.

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Black Panther would like to remind you that Storm is a literal goddess

Publishing Our Internal Enforcement Guidelines and Expanding Our Appeals Process | Facebook Newsroom

Based on this feedback, as well as changes in social norms and language, our standards evolve over time. What has not changed — and will not change — are the underlying principles of safety, voice and equity on which these standards are based. To start conversations and make connections people need to know they are safe. Facebook should also be a place where people can express their opinions freely, even if some people might find those opinions objectionable. This can be challenging given the global nature of our service, which is why equity is such an important principle: we aim to apply these standards consistently and fairly to all communities and cultures. We outline these principles explicitly in the preamble to the standards, and we bring them to life by sharing the rationale behind each individual policy.

NanaGram will mail prints of your photos to your grandparents every month

One particularly pleasant service is NanaGram , which will mail 10 4x4 or 4x6 photos of your choice to your grandparents — or any relative, really, but it's cutest to say grandparents — for a fixed rate of $7.99 every month. (This is the most basic package, but you can also pay more to send more photos.)

What of the lowly page number

This mercenary aspect of text layout is a feature exclusive to physical publishing; there’s little chance for such a sleight of hand in producing online texts. In designing online pages, social buttons (for Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can perform the compositional role pagination would play on a physical page. Some web designers call these “hygiene links,” and they can be used to fill in the compositional role that folios play. Online, it is far easier to use a search function than an index to find a particular passage in a book. The search feature also makes consuming digital books strikingly different from physical ones: linear experience becomes much less necessary, and there’s a diminished chance of stumbling across a section accidentally.

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Finland will not expand its groundbreaking basic income trial

Finland’s Social Insurance Institution (Kela) was hoping to expand the trial to see how employed people reacted when they too received a regular monthly UBI payment from the government, but the Finnish government rejected the request for extra funds. The universal basic income trial will now come to an end later this year.

​What's the most popular Linux of them all? | ZDNet

But you can't make too much of their numbers. As the DistroWatch site managers themselves say, "The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on was accessed each day, nothing more."

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