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Can IoT prevent gun violence across America's cities?

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Microsoft’s new VR controllers will be great—until SteamVR “Knuckles” arrive

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Apple put together a bunch of bite-sized iPhone camera lessons

Apple’s trying something a little different on its YouTube account today: rather than putting up more ads about how great the iPhone’s camera is, it’s published a series of short tutorials on how...

Fluent Design is Microsoft's new Metro UI for Windows and more

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Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora are all coming to the Windows Store

Microsoft is doubling down on offering developers more options on Windows 10, and at Build 2017, it announced that three of the most popular Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store.

Trump's cybersecurity executive order: 4 things you need to know - TechRepublic

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity on Thursday, outlining plans to address the cybersecurity of federal networks, the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure , the cybersecurity of the nation as a whole, and how to ensure that the United States achieves long-term excellence in cybersecurity.

Microsoft Wants Windows to Play Nice With iPhones and Android Devices

The features, which will be part of an upgrade for the computer operating system this fall, will let people sync different devices, Microsoft officials said in a briefing before they introduced the software. For example, users will be able to share information saved on a clipboard, or pick up tasks on one machine that were left off on another. ITunes, Apple Inc.'s music app, also is going to be available in the Windows App Store, Microsoft said.

Microsoft's New Mixed Reality Controllers Look Very Familiar

Today at its annual Build developer conference , Microsoft announced its own set of motion controllers made for its burgeoning Windows Mixed Reality platform. As we’ve mentioned in previous reports, the company is calling its new computing platform “mixed reality” because it combines different elements of augmented and virtual reality. The platform itself is baked directly into the Creators Update for Windows 10.

Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect serious heart condition with 97% accuracy

New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke. As part of ongoing research, a deep neural network was trained and paired with Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to automatically distinguish atrial fibrillation from normal heart rhythm in a pool of test patients. Findings were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society's Heart Rhythm 2017 conference on Thursday. To train the DNN, researchers collected data — 139 million heart rate measurements and 6,338 mobile ECGs — from 6,158 Cardiogram app users enrolled with the UCSF Health eHeart Study . Explaining the process to AppleInsider , Cardiogram cofounder Brandon Ballinger said about 200 participants with diagnosed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation took part in the study. These patients were provided a mobile electrocardiogram and tasked with taking one reading per day, or when they felt an onset of symptoms ranging from lightheadedness to heart pains.


Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV may be unveiled at WWDC | Cult of Mac

“We want our player, our Prime Video player, to be on [Apple TV], and we want it to be on the device with acceptable business terms,” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in an interview last year. “And so, you can always get the player on the device; the question is can you do so with acceptable business terms. And if you can’t, then we don’t want to sell it to our customers, because they’re going to be buying it thinking they can watch Prime Video and then they’re going to be disappointed. And they’re going to return it.”

iTunes and SAP Digital Boardroom are coming to the Windows Store

Last week at its education event , Microsoft announced Spotify and Office were coming to the Windows Store . At its Build 2017 developer conference, the company added to that momentum by saying iTunes and SAP Digital Boardroom were also on their way.

Watch Microsoft’s Build Day 2 keynote in under 7 minutes

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LG Innotek Said to Supply Facial Recognition Camera in iPhone 8

Of course, that camera is also said to allow the iPhone 8 to take 3D selfies and support iris recognition, so there’s a lot to be excited for in the features department with Apple’s future iPhone. A new report corroborates those earlier ones, suggesting that not only will the iPhone 8 boast that advanced front-facing camera, but also that it will be supplied by LG Innotek.

Tesla's Solar Roof gets a price

The number Tesla generated is based on a combination of both active and passive Solar Roof tiles. Building codes, and how much sun exposure your roof gets can dictate where you install active solar cells. To account for that issue, Tesla will also sell Solar Roof tiles without the costly photovoltaic cells embedded in them. Those tiles, which Tesla said look the same as the active versions, will sell for $11 each. On a media briefing call today, Musk said the active Solar Roof tiles will cost $42 each.

Twitch will stream an 18-day Mister Rogers marathon

Beginning next week, Twitch will host an 18-day, 886-episode marathon of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood . The marathon’s channel will feature a “donation panel” where viewers can donate money, with all proceeds going to local PBS stations.

How the Azure Stack brings the cloud to you and your firm

The author’s firm, Rackspace, has more than 16 years of Microsoft experience and expertise and has helped thousands of organizations navigate their journey to the Microsoft Cloud. They are also among the few selected Microsoft partners who are currently offering a proof of concept for Azure Stack, giving clients the opportunity to kick the tires on this new platform and see it in action before you put it to use.

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Verizon beats AT&T to buy spectrum holder Straight Path

Verizon will pay, on behalf of Straight Path, a termination fee of $38 million to AT&T. The deal is expected to close within nine months, pending review by the FCC. As part of the earlier settlement with FCC, Straight Path will pay the U.S. government a 20 percent cut from the sale of its spectrum licenses.

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UK startup Improbable raises massive $500M Series B from Softbank

Bash on Windows 10 goes beyond Ubuntu and gets support for Fedora and SuSE, too

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft’s Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right into Windows 10. This feature launched widely with the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update and over the course of the last few months, it built upon this project with frequent updates, but it remained Ubuntu-based. As the company announced today, though, it’s now also adding support for OpenSuSE and Fedora , too.

HP issues fix for 'keylogger' found on several laptop models

HP vice-president Mike Nash said on a call after-hours on Thursday that a fix is available on Windows Update and for newer 2016 and later affected models, with 2015 models receiving patches Friday. He added that the keylogger-type feature was mistakenly added to the driver's production code and was never meant to be rolled out to end-user devices.

Highest-Paid Women in America Reap Rewards of Technology Boom

Rometty, 59, the chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corp., was awarded a $96.8 million package for last year, making her the top-ranked woman on the Bloomberg Pay Index, a ranking of the 200 best-compensated executives at companies that submit details to U.S. regulators. That puts her at No. 6 on the list, after five men, and marks the first time a woman has cracked the Top 10 since the index was created in 2015.

Google: We want more Android users to set up work profiles on their personal phones | ZDNet

In June, Google will require users to create a work profile when they enroll a BYOD Android handset with Google's G Suite enterprise mobility management (EMM) tool, Google Mobile Management. The change is targeted at users of Google's EMM as opposed to third-party tools.

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This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses and Has Amazon in Its Sights

In less than five years, Flexe has created a marketplace of spare storage space in 550 warehouses, quickly establishing better geographic coverage than the vast delivery network that Inc. spent decades and billions building. Flexe did it without spending a nickel on facilities and already has 25 million square feet of storage, about 25 percent of Amazon’s capacity, and expects to add 10 million square feet this year. Merchants book storage space via a simple-to-navigate website; Flexe is essentially the Airbnb of warehousing.

Apple Products Are Too Many for a Table But Still Add Growth

While investors wait, the Services business has been the most consistent bright spot over the past year. Here too, Apple is growing the product palette. In 2010, there was iTunes, the App Store, Podcasts and iBooks. Now there’s Apple Music, iCloud, HealthKit, Apple Maps and a dozen more contributing to a virtuous cycle. Every time Apple sells an iPhone to a new customer, the company secures a potential new services subscriber. Each new sign-up makes it more likely that a user will again opt for an iPhone when the time comes to upgrade.

Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Some of these "how to shoot" tutorials may be obvious if you're already familiar with all of the various modes within the iPhone's camera app, but chances are you aren't.

The best security? Have Zero Trust, says expert - TechRepublic

For data centers, there are two major considerations. You want homogenous security controls cross-cloud and hybrid cloud. You don't want to run separate policies and rules on AWS and Azure and ensure compliance across the board with all this different overhead. Zero Trust puts practically all the security into software. It commodifies compute resources at the IaaS level. You can move workloads to any cloud or data center and security just works—it is not dependent on underlying network topology or position.

HP users beware: Laptops revealed to have built-in keylogger - TechRepublic

If you have an HP computer, you should check whether the program C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe or C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe is installed, ModZero recommended. If it is, the firm suggested that you should delete or rename the executable files so that no more keystrokes are recorded—however, if you do this, the special function keys on your keyboard may no longer work. And if a C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log file exists on the hard-drive, it should also be deleted, as it may contain sensitive information including passwords, ModZero advised.

Boy Genius Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is Real

Slat expects to collect tens of thousands of tons of debris a year, and for each device to need emptying (by a “garbage truck of the oceans”) every month. [Image: courtesy The Ocean Cleanup Foundation] Slat’s calculation for the cleanup rate is a very big estimate. But his foundation, through several expeditions by boat and by plane, has mapped the Patch’s trash extensively. And he claims to have done a lot of mathematic modeling to understand how the marine devices and the trash will interact in the wild. Slat, who’s still only 22, expects to collect tens of thousands of tons of debris a year, and for each device to need emptying (by a “garbage truck of the oceans”) every month or so. It’s not known how much trash is in the Patch, though it’s probably of the order of hundreds of thousands of tons. Scientists have estimated there are five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, weighing more than 250,000 tons in total.

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Apple patent details how Siri could work in noisy environments

How the Fidget Spinner Origin Story Spun Out of Control

The fidget spinner is a toy that sits like a propeller on a person’s finger, with blades that spin around a bearing. Depending on your personal taste, watching the spinning motion is either mesmerizing or irritating. But even for those who don’t want to play with the spinners themselves, the gizmo's story provides a classic parable of the small-time inventor with the big idea who got cut out when the time came to cash in. This kind of narrative is reliably compelling even when—as in this case—it’s not really true.

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Google' Allo chat app crafts custom emoji using your selfies

How does it fare? If today's "sarcastic" style pack from Steven Universe designer Lamar Abrams and the samples we've seen are any indication, pretty well. Should you be an Allo user on Android, Daniels' blog post says the feature has begun rolling out today. Folks using the app on iOS will have to wait a bit longer, however.

Twitter signed a new live video deal with the NFL that doesn’t include games

Anthony Noto, Twitter’s COO and CFO, r ecently told BuzzFeed News that he felt the company’s previous deal with the NFL “was instrumental” in proving that the social media service was serious about offering live video, even if it wasn’t able to keep the rights to game broadcasts. The new contract will help balance out Twitter’s recently announced plans to broadcast live video 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

11 of the highest-paying entry-level jobs for the class of 2017

11 of the highest-paying entry-level jobs for the class of 2017

Microsoft's next mobile strategy is to make iOS and Android better

Microsoft is introducing new Timeline and Cortana features that let you resume apps where you left off on other Windows 10 devices, and even iPhone and Android phones. The company is also using its Microsoft Graph cloud service to enable developers to link their apps across phones and PCs. The Graph will act as the gateway to let these mobile apps talk to their desktop counterparts and provide rich functionality like resuming exact reading points in a news app, or simply continuing to edit a Word document at the right paragraph. “What we hope people will do is, once you have users at least engaging if not loving your apps, log your activities in the Graph,” says Belfiore. “When this happens, we work through the Windows shell and Cortana will help to promote app experiences so people can pick up where you left off.”

Amazon Video for Apple TV will reportedly be announced next month

Bringing Amazon to the Apple TV could be essential if Apple plans to release an updated version of the product that supports 4K playback. Amazon is one of the largest sources of 4K movies and TV shows, though a fair amount of content is also available from services like Netflix and YouTube. Both of those companies offer apps for Apple TV.

Check out Michael Kors' fitness and fashion wearable mashup

Fitness and Activity trackers are on the rise, and now that the functionality has been figured out, many companies are looking to incorporate better designs that are more attractive and less sporty looking. With new competitors entering the market, smartwatches are beginning to be offered as fashionable accessories, rather than just basic health gadgets.

Ridley Scott Admits Fan Backlash Over Prometheus Influenced Alien: Covenant

The fans, in a funny kind of way – they’re not the final word – but they are the reflection of your doubts about something. And then you realize ‘I was wrong’ or ‘I was right’. I think that’s where it comes in. I think you’re not sensible if you don’t actually take [the fans’ reaction] into account.

Microsoft launches the Fluent Design System, its take on Google’s Material Design

In Gallo’s view, though, what makes it stand apart from similar project is that it is meant to work well in 2D and 3D environments, something Microsoft is obviously very interested in given its investment into HoloLens and the overall “mixed reality” ecosystem. “The way we define this is that we wanted a design system that allows you to build for all devices,” Gallo said.

Uber denied arbitration in Waymo's self-driving car lawsuit

In a decision issued late Thursday, US District Court Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion to compel private arbitration in the lawsuit, in which Waymo claims Uber stole secretive self-driving car technology. Waymo is the autonomous vehicle unit of Google 's parent company Alphabet.

Ousted Oculus founder Palmer Luckey says he felt restrained at Facebook: 'I could not cosplay'

"At the moment I am an unemployed engineer, when I worked at Facebook I was just a business person," he told MoguraVR. "The Oculus offices were on the Facebook campus. It certainly was a great working environment. But I had to restrain myself working there. I could not cosplay while working at Facebook."

Trump tweeted at Rosie O'Donnell about the FBI director and maybe reads r/The_Donald

Trump dug up a tweet from last year from rival and comedian/actress/television personality Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday to show that even she — his greatest of pre-presidency foes — agrees with his firing of FBI Director James Comey (more on that O'Donnell tweet in a bit).

A judge denied Uber's bid avoid a trial with Waymo — and referred Uber's case for possible criminal investigation

Alsup's denial is the first major decision in the case since the dispute between the companies kicked off in February when Waymo, the self-driving-car division that spun out of Google in December, accused Uber of stealing its trade secrets and intellectual property and of infringing on patents related to its lidar systems.

The Disney Channel's New Musical Is a Teen Romance That Happens To Include Zombies

So that’s what a Disney zombie looks like. But how “zombie” will they actually be? There can’t be any blood or murder, of course. But there can be fear of other, and in that, you’ve got a pretty straightforward metaphor to teach kids about racism or other social issues—which is where zombies came from in the first place, as a metaphor for America’s fear of the other.

Why Snap's User Growth Is Slowing

Bloomberg's Cory Johnson reports on the slowdown in Snap Inc.'s user growth. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Impressive Scifi Short Is About a (Maybe) Alien Who Just Wants To Go Home

A new scifi short is all about a woman who doesn’t feel like she belongs... probably because she’s actually an alien. So, she sets on a quest to get home, though not without her trusty teddy bear.

Uber Suffers Setback in Clash With Cabbies at EU's Top Court

Uber Technologies Inc. suffered a legal setback in its fight against being regulated as a traditional taxi service, after an adviser to the European Union’s top court rejected the argument that the car-hailing application is just that, an app.

Android Security Bulletin May 2017: What you need to know - TechRepublic

Not happy with its previous record of nine Critical vulnerabilities, the Android platform has one-upped itself with 10. Some of these affect Nexus and/or Pixel devices, while others are applied to all devices running Android 4.4.4 all the way to 7.1.2. Let's take a look at the Critical flaw highlights, as detailed in the May 2017 Android Security bulletin .Check your security release

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This Mexican Telecom Ad Will Tug Your Heartstrings And Creep You Out

DAAAAAMN. The ad, created by Y&R Mexico, is now one every parent will want their kid to see, because social media is everywhere and those two old dudes are so, so, so creepy. Set to Flora Cash’s “You’re Somebody Else,” we’re all lulled into expecting a feel-good story that romanticizes the emotional potential of mobile tech. Instead we got a stark warning and severe case of the heebie-jeebies. The spot ends with, “150 million fake profiles live on social media. Not everyone is who you think they are.”

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