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Samsung's Artik promises interoperable, secure IoT solutions

Samsung has unveiled an updated Artik Smart IoT platform with the goal in mind of giving IoT-innovating companies what they hope are the right tools.

Google’s Seurat for mobile VR means you can finally truly step into Star Wars

At Google's I/O developer event on Thursday, the company revealed Seurat, a new tool that allows for rendering of very high resolution immersive content even..

Destiny 2 gameplay debuts, will land on PC exclusively through

No more ties to older consoles. Destiny 2 can finally spread its visual wings.

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Watch the first action-packed trailer for Black Lightning, The CW’s new superhero show

During today’s upfronts, The CW dropped the first trailer for Black Lightning, its latest superhero show. It shows off plenty of superpowered action, but the show won’t be part of the larger DC...

Apple’s new campus doesn’t have a daycare and it’s probably not by accident

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Elon Musk on Tesla factory working conditions: We lose money

In a long read from the Guardian about workers collapsing from overwork at Tesla's Fremont factory, CEO Elon Musk let hi

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How to get Google Assistant on your iPhone - TechRepublic

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced at the 2017 I/O developer conference that the Google Assistant was coming to Apple's iPhone. The addition of Google's AI-based digital voice assistant gives iPhone users disenchanted with Siri a new option, and keeps them more connected to Google's ecosystem of products and services.

8 ways Google Daydream VR is about to get even better

Next up, Google is focusing on keeping you immersed in the headset even when you have to address some notifications outside of your game or VR movie. Google’s overarching goal is to bring the “entire experience” of Android O to Daydream, part of which is letting you get back to important notifications. 

Facebook will host live-streamed MLB games this season

This is another big partnership for Facebook’s live streaming ambitions, after the company recently announced a partnership with the MLS to stream live soccer matches. And Facebook isn’t the only one trying to build out live sports streams. Twitter previously bought the rights to air Thursday Night Football games with the NFL last season, which Amazon has now picked for the coming season to offer to its Prime customers. Twitter still has some NFL rights too , for other, live content that isn’t streaming games, which still illustrates how important sports streaming rights are getting for social networks.

FCC votes to begin overturning net neutrality

Internet providers and FCC chairman Ajit Pai have tried to separate what they’re doing here — updating the regulatory classification of internet providers — from net neutrality. But the reality is that there’s no way for the FCC to enforce tough net neutrality rules without relying on Title II as a legal backing. So in reversing Title II, the FCC is necessarily gutting its net neutrality rules.

Catch up on Google's plans for VR in under 3 minutes

During day two of Google I/O 2017 , the company detailed its plans for both AR and VR. If you didn't catch our live coverage earlier today, don't worry: We've cut down the half-hour talk into a much shorter clip. You can catch up on all the news about Daydream Euphrates , YouTube VR , Google Cast and much more in under three minutes.

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Net neutrality rules doomed as FCC starts teardown process

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on a proposal to strip out the existing regulations that govern net neutrality, or the concept that all internet traffic must be treated equally. This is an initial vote that opens the issue up for comments. The FCC will entertain public input until August, and hold a final vote later this year. But given the Republican majority on the commission, a vote to remove the existing rules is a virtual certainty.

FCC Officially Votes to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his fellow Republican Commissioner Mike O'Rielly voted in favor of the proposal, while the lone Democrat on the commission at the moment, Mignon Clyburn, voted against it. The proposal will now be open for public comment; a final vote is expected later this year.

Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different as the company announced a ton of stuff.

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Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400 pound whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back in 2014. Since then, biologist Jacqueline Miller and her team at ROM have been working tirelessly to put the massive organ on display, and today, they finally did just that.

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Watch the "Destiny 2" gameplay reveal livestream right here

Watch the 'Destiny 2' gameplay reveal right here!

Activision and Bungie want to show you what playing Destiny 2 is like. And, lucky for you, the pair will do so via livestream. The future is a pretty wild place, no? We're on the ground in Los Angeles catching all the news firsthand, and if you want to watch along with us, that's what the embedded video player below is for. The whole shebang starts at 1pm Eastern and you can bet that there will be at least a few instances of Nathan Fillion charming us all as robot Cayde-6. You know, like he did in the Destiny 2 teaser trailer back in March.

Duolingo adds support for Japanese

Duolingo is the most popular way to learn a language online, with over 170 million users worldwide. It is the most downloaded app in the “Education” category on iTunes and Google Play, and the only education app to have been selected by Apple as “iPhone App of the Year. Duolingo’s mission is to make language education accessible to all. Its platform is 100% free, designed to feel like a …


The thing is, WannaCry isn't the first of its kind. In fact, ransomware has been exploiting Windows vulnerabilities for a while. The first known ransomware attack was called "AIDS Trojan" that infected Windows machines back in 1989. This particular ransomware attack switched the autoexec.bat file. This new file counted the amount of times a machine had been booted; when the machine reached a count of 90, all of the filenames on the C drive were encrypted. Windows, of course, isn't the only platform to have been hit by ransomware. In fact, back in 2015, the LinuxEncoder ransomware was discovered. That bit of malicious code, however, only affected servers running the Magento ecommerce solution. The important question here is this: Have their been any ransomware attacks on the Linux desktop? The answer is no. With that in mind, it's pretty easy to draw the conclusion that now would be a great time to start deploying Linux on the desktop . I can already hear the tired arguments. The primary issue: software. I will counter that argument by saying this: Most software has migrated to either Software as a Service (SaaS) or the cloud.

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US might not be banning laptops on flights from European airports after all

Google Lens offers a clear view of the company’s future

Google Lens is both a return to form for the search giant and a tantalizing glimpse into what lies ahead. Google's early claim to fame was its ability to efficiently index the web and fetch search results quickly, bringing some much-needed organization to the chaotic early days of the internet. Lens, similarly, uses computer vision and AI to make sense of your photos, videos and the real world. It's basically Google search for everything outside of screens.

Facebook is going to start live-streaming esports from ESL

As for the benefit this partnership brings Facebook: "Rank S is defined by the world's best CS:GO gameplay and it's fueled by a knowledgeable, passionate fan base that craves great live matches, news and analysis." said Patrick Chapman, Gaming and Esports Partnerships at Facebook. "Delivering original video content to this audience ties directly to Facebook's commitment to build the world's community for people to play, watch and share games they love."

Hive goes the subscription route with "smart home as a service"

Hive, a connected home company, is launching a new subscription service aimed at introducing people to smart home products without having to pay for each device.

Are a third of car owners really ready to give up their rides?

With the boon of ridesharing services giving riders an alternative to purchasing their own vehicle, a surprising 34% of those surveyed stated that they saw these services as a genuine alternative to car ownership. After all, if your car payment would cost you more monthly than you would spend on ridesharing services, these services would become a more appealing choice to budget-conscious consumers.

Microsoft is getting closer to completely modernizing Windows 10's native applications - TechRepublic

And then there's Paint 3D, which appears to be an update to the old Paint, yet it's not—because Paint still exists in Windows 10 right alongside the new version. Having both is actually a good thing. If you simply want to edit an existing image or create a new one using techniques you are already familiar with, Paint's your man. However, if you want to explore a new way to create images, you'll enjoy getting to know Paint 3D, as it allows you to create or modify 3D objects, easily change color or texture, and turn 2D images into 3D images.

The Best Gaming Laptops of 2017

In terms of display size, a 15-inch screen is the sweet spot for a gaming laptop. You can buy larger 17-inch displays, but this can jack up the weight to way beyond 5 pounds. We've seen 12-pound "portables" in the gaming sector that will definitely weigh down your backpack. We recommend at least a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-resolution) screen. Larger displays are capable of giving you higher-than-1080p resolutions, but choose wisely, as QHD+ (3,200-by-1,800) resolution will boost the final cost twice: first for the panel, and second for the higher-quality graphics card needed to drive it. Because they usually require dual GPUs for the smoothest gameplay at native resolution, 4K (3,840-by-2,160-resolution) gaming laptops are becoming more common, but they're still expensive. And keep in mind that because only the most powerful graphics cards are able to render complex animation at playable frame rates across the full screen at 4K, so a 1080p screen may actually be a better use of your money if all you do is game.

In the First Look at CW's Black Lightning, a Retired Hero Returns to Kick Some Ass

Released after the CW’s upfronts presentation today, our first look at Greg Berlanti’s next DC Comics show mainly comes from the perspective of Jefferson’s daughters—the family that begged him to forego his life as a superpowered vigilante years ago. But when both of them see gang violence on the rise, they, as well as Jefferson himself, realize that it’s time for Black Lightning to return.

Google's emoji to get much needed redesign in Android O

Yes, that's right. Google's finally changing its hideous old emoji for the next version of its mobile software, Android O . Instead of blobs where it's almost too difficult to tell what the face is actually doing, the new emoji will look more like what you get on an Apple iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy phone.

Google Chrome is coming to VR with Google's latest Daydream update

With this new integration, you'll have the whole Chrome experience at your virtual fingertips in your VR world, just as you would on your phone or PC. The integration will be compatible with all the tabs, plug-ins, and extensions you're used to with the standard browser, along with specially-tailored WebVR experiences.

Elon Musk just admitted that Tesla's stock is out of control

Still, concerns linger around how much cash Tesla deploys. The company's stock fell 5% on May 4 after a report showing that it burned through $623 million of cash during the quarter. While that was down from nearly the $1 billion that the company used in Q4 2016, it was still the second-highest cash burn on record.

WannaCry: What can you do to protect your business? - BBC News

The WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, affecting government, healthcare and private company systems. But how easily could it have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against future attacks?

'Yay. I got accepted' — Watch the moment teenage Mark Zuckerberg got accepted to Harvard

Before Mark Zuckerberg was the fifth-richest person on earth and one of the most powerful CEOs, he was a teenager who aspired to study at Harvard.

Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

Telegram Messenger today announced a series of new features, most notably the ability to make orders and purchases through a bot, and share one-minute long video messages.

Uber's top lawyer is taking a new job in the company

Wanted to share some news with all of you, in the thread below. After nearly 5 years leading our Legal team, Salle Yoo will be stepping into a new role as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. We will begin an external search for a General Counsel to lead day to day

6 tips and tricks for Google Assistant on iOS

Google Assistant can do a lot -- from setting a reminder to placing a phone call to controlling your thermostat. It's hard to keep track of everything Google Assistant can and can't do, let alone remember it all, so Google's included an Explore section in the app to help you learn and remember what Assistant can do for you.

Medium launches audio versions of stories for members

Medium has launched a new feature that could add more incentive to its paid membership program: audio stories. The paid member exclusive offering will provide an audio version of every story created specifically for its members, and will also be made available for some of the best posts on Medium, as selected from the company’s own staff.

Oh my god, please shut up about The Skimm

- And in case you're wondering, yeah, people click. I'm not about to give away our own metrics for the sake of this incredibly dumb issue, but we can assure you: The Skimm sends a shitload of traffic to the places it's linking to. The Skimm's readers do in fact read. We've seen it once or twice. And anyone who's been on the receiving end of a link from The Skimm would attest to this. Also, oh yeah: There are far more ostensibly unsavory places to get links from, that bring as much (if not more) traffic (to places like Slate!) that nobody's writing hot takes about, because it's just not as counter-intuitive to hate. Ahem .

Top 17 Facebook Messenger Tips and Tricks for iPhone

You’ll see a little three dotted button at the end of the toolbar, right next to the Send button. Tap it and Facebook Messenger will show you a list of apps specifically made to interact with Messenger. You’ll find all sorts of crazy and fun apps here. For creating GIFs, videos and all sorts of fun stuff. Of course, you’ll need to download these apps to be able to use them. But once downloaded, they integrate seamlessly with Messenger.

US might still ban laptops from European flights after all

Tens of millions of people fly between Europe and North America every year. Every day, there are nearly 400 flights on that route, according to the AP. Putting in place a ban on large electronics would cause "logistical chaos," with the ban causing the equivalent of $1.1 billion in lost time to passengers, according to the International Air Transport Association, which represents 265 airlines.

Facebook Messenger’s new home screen puts the focus back on messaging

Facebook Messenger is being updated across both Android and iOS with a refreshed, simpler look that puts an emphasis back on messaging. The app “is now organized around making Messenger your hub for connecting with all the people and businesses you care about,” according to VP David Marcus . The revised home screen layout certainly makes more sense than the bloated, confounding mess that’s on my phone right now. Across the top are tabs for Messages, Active, and Groups. Pretty self-explanatory. Messenger’s blatant Snapchat clone, Messenger Day, still gets a huge chunk of screen real estate beneath that, though.

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Want To Live And Work Overseas? Take This Two-Week Trip First

Step 1: Decide where. First, you need to know exactly where you want to move. “South America” is not an acceptable search radius, nor is “maybe Colombia or Brazil.” At the very worst it can be “either Bogotá or Rio, I’m not sure which,” but any more than two specific destinations and you’ll spread yourself too thin. It’s impossible to plan a purposeful trip when you haven’t narrowed down to the specific place where you want to live and work.

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If you have a Twitter account, change these privacy settings now

Twitter announced it has updated its privacy policy "to further improve and personalize our services, connecting you with the stories, brands and organic content you care about most." Of course, the way you get connected to such personalization is by allowing Twitter to share more information with advertisers about you and your browsing habits. The changes will go into effect on June 18. You'll be opted into these changes, but Twitter has expanded privacy settings that give you greater control and let you stop Twitter from sharing your information.

This isn't Trump's first time crying 'witch hunt,' but that probably doesn't surprise you

This isn't Trump's first time crying 'witch hunt,' but that probably doesn't surprise you

Mera's Outfit in Aquaman Is Mermaid-y as Hell (UPDATED)

Director James Wan is currently in Australia filming his 2018 DC film, Aquaman , and he just revealed a brand new look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. It’s very iridescent, very colorful, and it looks like something a sporty mermaid might have in her wardrobe.

Dude realizes he's on live TV, so he busts out cringe-y dance moves

Dude realizes he's on live TV, so he busts out cringe-y dance moves

New study shows just a few driverless cars help ease traffic

In a world where self-driving cars are rapidly hitting our streets, some argue that the benefits of autonomous vehicles, such as safer roads, will not be experienced until they make up the majority of vehicles on the road. The concern is that humans are capable of too many errors, causing a kink in the safety plan.

The Barbarians Are at Etsy’s Hand-Hewn, Responsibly Sourced Gates

“A lot of sellers really couldn’t care less about Etsy’s values,” says Jason Malinak, an accountant-turned-entrepreneur who specializes in advising Etsy sellers. (He also sells how-to guides about maximizing one’s Etsy potential. His guides, which are listed on Etsy as “handmade” items, seem to stretch the definition of that word, but, then again, handmade is a spectrum.) In his view, Etsy should have focused more explicitly on helping sellers increase their revenue rather than creating, as New York magazine put it , “an extremely cozy private welfare state” for employees. Etsy sellers have long complained that the site’s search engine shows listings for newer sellers ahead of older, more established ones. This, combined with Etsy’s decision to offer add-on services for sellers, including the option to pay extra for better search placement, has led some of them to conclude that the company is trying to squeeze revenue out of its best partners. “Will Etsy return to a sales-based business model, rather than one which preferences seller services?” asked a seller, Rosemary Jones, in an online Q&A on May 11 with Silverman, the new CEO.

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol | ZDNet

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here's how.

Spotify Acquires Machine Learning Music Startup Niland to Improve Music Recommendation

“We are pleased to welcome Paris-based machine learning startup Niland to the Spotify family. Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimize music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time. The team from Niland will join our New York office and help Spotify continue innovating and improving our recommendation and personalization technologies resulting in more music discovery which benefits both fans and artists. Their innovative approach to AI and machine learning based recommendation systems is a perfect fit for the Spotify team.”

How to create stronger passwords by using data-driven feedback - TechRepublic

In the press release, Tkacik writes that in order to compile data-driven feedback, the researchers developed an artificial neural network—a large, complex map of information that resembles the way neurons behave in the brain. "The network 'learns' by scanning millions of existing passwords and identifying trends," continues Tkacik. "If the meter detects a characteristic in a password that it knows attackers may guess, it tells the user."

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