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Windows 10 April 2018 Update battery test: Edge beats Chrome again, brags Microsoft | ZDNet

But the difference between Chrome and Edge has shrunk dramatically over the past two years.

3D Printer Filaments Explained

We break down the pros and cons of the various types of 3D printing materials, as well as some basics you'll need to know before you make your first prints.

Today in Apple history: Apple probes Foxconn suicides | Cult of Mac

May 25, 2010: Apple opens an investigation into a string of suicides at Foxconn, its Chinese manufacturing partner. After reports of a ninth death at a Foxconn factory, Apple says it is "independently evaluating" Foxconn's response. Cupertino vows to take a long, hard look at the facilities that manufacture its

Ariana Grande honors Manchester with a new tattoo one year after bombing

The singer's embracing the symbol wholeheartedly.

The sexiest ships in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

These might be the ships you're looking for.

Cameraman falls in lake on live TV, still gets the perfect shot

Live from in the lake, it's your morning news.

Smart lock user? Z-wave pairing flaw lets attackers open your door from yards away | ZDNet

Up to 100 million Internet of Things devices could be at risk.

Japan-only 'Double Dragon' game comes to the Super NES this summer

Return of Double Dragon will be available on a SNES cartridge in North America on July 19th.

Opinion: It'd be great if AI experts stopped arguing like children

Robots are going to kill us all! Nuh uh, robots are going to save us all! Why can't it be both? Eric Schmidt, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg need (to be) better role models.

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Samsung must pay Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents | Cult of Mac

A jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages, following four days of deliberation — and years of ongoing legal battles.

The best Memorial Day sales 2018: The deals are here in force

But you don't have to trek out to the store to find these deals, as you can find all these bargains online. Even better, we've already done a lot of the legwork for you, scoping out the best deals in multiple categories. Be sure to check back often, as we'll be updating this page with more Memorial Day deals as they become available.

Apple Says It Will Start Reporting Government Requests to Remove Apps from the App Store

On Friday, Apple issued its latest transparency report, which does indeed cover the number of takedown requests pertaining to Apple accounts, as well as requests to access Apple devices, from government bodies all across the globe. But, the report also includes a change to Apple’s policy regarding requests to remove apps from the company’s digital App Stores.

Where Solo: A Star Wars Story sits on the movie timeline

Fun facts also worth mentioning: Han Solo happens to be 10 years older than twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. And so many notable Star Wars events happen during the year 0 BBY, like most of Rogue One's mission to get the Death Star plans, the entirety of A New Hope's battle to blow that Death Star up, and the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi at the hands of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker.

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

The advice to reboot, update, change default passwords, and disable remote administration is sound and in most cases requires no more than 15 minutes. Of course, a more effective measure is to follow the advice Cisco gave Wednesday to users of affected devices and perform a factory reset, which will permanently remove all of the malware, including stage 1. This generally involves using a paper clip or thumb tack to hold down a button on the back of the device for 5 seconds. The reset will remove any configuration settings stored on the device, so users will have to restore those settings once the device initially reboots. (It's never a bad idea to disable UPnP when practical, but that protection appears to have no effect on VPNFilter.)

GDPR: Google and Facebook face up to $9.3 billion in fines on first day of new privacy law

Noyb is asking regulators in France, Belgium, Hamburg and Austria to fine the companies up to the maximum 4 percent of their annual revenue  that the GDPR rules allow , which could potentially add up to a $4.88 billion fine for Google parent company Alphabet and $1.63 billion for each of Facebook, and its Instagram and WhatsApp services. That's if European regulators agree with and decide to fine the companies the full amount, though.

NanoPC-T4: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative without the bottleneck issues

The NanoPC-T4—aside from having a more powerful processor—concentrates on addressing the performance bottlenecks of the Raspberry Pi, making it a compelling choice for professionals. While the Raspberry Pi is limited to only relatively slow microSD storage, the NanoPC-T4 has a 16 GB eMMC onboard, as well as an M.2 2280 connector, allowing for high speed PCIe SSDs to be used. The M.2 connector supports PCI Express 2.1, and is wired for x4, making it possible to get I/O speeds faster than comparable SATA-linked SSDs.

HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life

In the third quarter of 2018, the Focus will receive a combination media storage device and external battery pack, courtesy of Seagate. Also compatible with the U12+, the VR Power Drive will be optimized for the Focus, promising to nearly double its battery life and add “thousands of hours of video or music.” Pricing and actual storage capacity haven’t been announced.

'Neon Advance' reminds us that some gadgets really can live forever

Fundamentally, this is a question of ownership. If you buy a gadget that you are not at liberty to repair, that gradually breaks down into near-uselessness because of software you don't control, and that a tech corporation could disable without your permission, is it really yours? These are questions any person should consider in the connected age, as we cede our digital lives to firms with clear profit motives, and as those digital lives become further intertwined with the ones we experience as breathing human meat.


When has EA cared about ANYTHING let alone historical accuracy? This was always going to be WW2 in location alone with ridiculous set pieces turned up to eleven in order to please the morons who value eye candy over everything. Why are people still surprised that EA suck?

This is what the Red Hydrogen One looks like

Red held an event at their studios in Hollywood to show off the unreleased Hydrogen One and we finally got to sneak a peek at the $1200 Android phone .

Reddit co-founder reveals the sneaky design trick it decided to abandon

How do you redesign a site with 350 million monthly active users, 300 million comments a day, and a user base known to get a little rowdy when things go wrong? This is exactly the sort of challenge Reddit’s CTO and Co-Founder Chris Slowe has been tackling over the past year.

Useful devices for your smart home office | ZDNet

The smart speaker is the cornerstone of your smart home office set-up. Google Home is a good option to sync with the many integrated Google services such as Google Calendar and Google Keep. Google Assistant creates a to-do list, adds and reminds you of events, and streams music or white noise through Spotify or Google Play.

14 FBI says Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic.

TNW Conference attendees tell us what tech they want to see next

As amazing as all of our existing tech is, some of the best is yet to come. We asked five TNW 2018 attendees to tell us which currently unavailable tech, app, or invention they wish for. Not surprisingly, some of the demands were pretty steep:

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Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot system

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company’s assisted-driving Autopilot system was “essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous.”

5 facts about Americans and Facebook

2 Facebook is popular among all demographic groups , though some groups are more likely to use it than others. Nearly three-quarters of women in the U.S. (74%) use the platform, compared with 62% of men. There are differences by community type and education level, too: People in urban areas are more likely than those in suburban or rural areas to use Facebook, as are those with a college degree when compared with people who have lower levels of education. Around eight-in-ten (81%) of those ages 18 to 29 use Facebook; that’s about double the share among those 65 and older (41%). However, the share of older Americans who use the platform has doubled since August 2012, when just 20% of those 65 and older said they used it.

19 Save 15 percent on a refurbished Apple Watch LTE | Cult of Mac

Apple began offering 4G-enabled smartwatches last fall, but it seems people don’t return them very often. It’s taken this long to build up a large enough supply of refurbished Apple Watch LTE units that they can finally be offered to the public.

How to replace Instapaper with Pinboard | Cult of Mac

If all you want is a free alternative to Instapaper, then Pocket is probably your best bet. Or you could even use Safari’s built-in Reading List. But if you want some privacy, and if you want to own your bookmarks, then Pinboard is a great bet. And of course it does regular bookmarking too.

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Google confirms Feed ads are a test

Google is testing a new ad placement: ad cards right in the Google Feed. The Google Feed cards look like all the rest, except for a small green “Ad” badge in the bottom left-hand corner.

Technology that changed us: The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite | ZDNet

In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 1970s)

5-year-old IoT attack resurfaces, puts millions of devices at risk

IoT chip manufacturer Z-Wave reportedly fixed issues with its pairing process that allowed attackers to hijack internet-connected devices, but one security firm completely circumvented it.

Silly App Store bans have gone too far with Steam Link

It’s yet another example of Apple customers being hurt by its often farcical App Store rules. What makes this ban even more ridiculous is that there are so many apps similar to Steam Link already available in the App Store.

Windows 10 tip: How to turn on System Protection and create System Restore points | ZDNet

One of the oldest Windows recovery tools, System Restore, is disabled by default on most Windows 10 installations. Here's how to re-enable this still-useful feature.

An Illustrated History of the Picnic Table

From campground to crab shack to suburban backyard, the picnic table is so ubiquitous that it is nearly invisible as a designed object. Yet this ingenious form — a structurally bolted frame that unites bench seats and table into a sturdy package — has remained largely unchanged since the 1930s. Having transcended the picnic, it is now the ideal setting for any outdoor event that compels us to face one another squarely across a shared surface.

Apple reveals latest government data demand figures

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I remember the casting call was basically pretty white dude with some notoriety in the acting world. Which is problematic because Han Solo is a very charismatic character. personally i think MIles teller or maybe Logan Lerman would have been better at A cocky charismatic lead

How free higher education can drive global innovation and diversity

Speaking on the second day of TNW’s 2018 conference, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun lived up to her title of provocateur by proposing a radical idea: higher education should be free for all, and the fact that it isn’t is having a negative impact on culture as a whole by stifling innovation and diversity.

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Two winners announced for "Nobel Prize" of robotics | ZDNet

The prize named in his honor has been awarded since 1977. Because of its relative longevity in the brief history of industrial automation, a look back at past winners provides a kind of sediment sample for the evolution of modern robotics.

T-Mobile data breach shows importance of securing internal tools

The issue highlights the importance of securing internal tools at any business. For one, the subdomain should not have been on a public IP address, but behind a firewall for more protection. There also should have been some form of authentication required to access the portal and information.

New to iCloud? Apple will give you the first month’s storage for free | Cult of Mac

Apple is looking to hook more people to subscribe to its iCloud storage service — and like good salespeople they’re willing to give you the first hit for free, after which you’ll have to start paying.

GDPR: It's here, so what happens now? | ZDNet

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Great news, adults: Chuck E. Cheese will now deliver pizza

Some argued that the pizza can and should only be enjoyed in the establishment, as it's part of the Chuck E. Cheese experience. And others could not imagine ever wanting to order the sub-par food to their homes, explaining it tastes less like pizza and more like "pizza bread."

Please enjoy this Instagram account that hilariously reimagines your favorite album covers

The first album posted on Lipchanskiy's Instagram account is from June 2017, in which he recreates the cover for the Arctic Monkey's album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not .

Services could push Apple past $1 trillion valuation in next year | Cult of Mac

The giants of the financial world are firmly in Apple’s corner. First, mega investor Warren Buffett ‘s company became Apple’s third-biggest public shareholder. Now investment titan Morgan Stanley has issued a note to clients, outlining why Apple is likely to pass a major financial milestone in the next year.

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You what's hateful? It when you put Lupe Fiesco it only plays for 45 seconds. It's like having guests on Fox. Where the segment is 15 minutes but the guest had a total of 1 of speaking. All I saying it's not fair.

Thanks to Google, you can now view Frida Kahlo's artwork from the comfort of your home

"It's a true global effort," Jesús Garcia, head of Google's Hispanic Communications told Forbes . "Frida's name kept coming up as a top contender when we started to think of what artist would be the best to feature in a retrospective. There's so much of her that was not known and could still be explored from an artistic perspective and life experience."

Blue Ivy is here to make sure her grandma follows the rules

As a cool celebrity, Blue is on a trip to France at the moment. And on Thursday, she took a trip with her grandmother, Tina Lawson, to a ballet performance in Paris.

Former journo Alexia Bonatsos unveils her new venture fund, Dream Machine

Five years ago, Alexia Bonatsos, née Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles and familiar with a wide number of startups and their founders. What she really longed to do, in fact, was invest in some of them.

Amazon Memorial Day smart home deals

From cameras to smart plugs and a handful of Amazon Echo products, the deals are in full swing for the long holiday weekend. Here's the rundown on how to get the most bang for your buck:

Texmark Chemicals deploys industrial IoT to create the refinery of the future | ZDNet

"The pump represents one of the cores of our business and it was familiar to everyone. We all gravitated towards that and it was a flowserve pump and it was just blowing green water in the pump and out of the pump," Salinas said. "We have pumps at the plant that move the product from the storage tank through the process, out of the process, into the storage tank, in a truck, the rail cars and so forth. So this was very familiar. So we go over and look at this demonstration and they have it set up so that you can make the pump be misaligned. You can make the pump operate in a way that is not optimal. And then on the handheld device, like an iPad, it would show on the screen that before, when it was running normally, the predicted life was maybe 600 hours. But then when you took the pump out of alignment and it started acting erratically, instead of running for the next 600 hours, it reduced the expected life to like 60 hours. And if you really mess with the alignment, something really radical, it might last only six hours."

Apple to Close Atlantic City Store, Cutting 52 Employees

6 minor 'Game of Thrones' characters who might be super important in Season 8

Anyone would be forgiven for forgetting poor Kinvara, the High Priestess of R'hllor who had one scene with Tyrion and Varys in Season 6, but Melisandre's banishment may bring this fiery lady back with a vengeance. She was introduced as a High Priestess of the Red Temple of Volantis, and her brief conversation with Tyrion showed that the priests of her temple are huge fans of Daenerys. She believes that Daenerys and her dragons were "sent to lead the people against the darkness in this war and in the great war still to come," which happens to be the war Daenerys is fighting right now.

47 U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.

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Amazon Alexa Sends Family's Private Conversation to Contact

The man on the other end of the line informed the family that he had received audio files of a conversation about hardwood floors seemingly recorded inside their home without their knowledge. Danielle called Amazon, which reportedly investigated the incident, confirmed what happened, and apologized profusely.

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52 Nope, NASA photog's melted camera wasn't fried by a SpaceX rocket
53 Nokia teases a new, "charged up" phone for May 29
54 Trump administration tells Congress it has deal to save ZTE
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56 Maybe you shouldn't buy a MacBook Pro right now
57 T-Mobile says ex-Trump campaign manager advising on Sprint merger
58 Here's what happens in the Deadpool 2 after-credits scenes
59 Fortnite: Everything you need to know about the global phenomenon
60 You can successfully hack a $2B cryptocurrency network with only $1.5M
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62 Apple knew about the iPhone 6 'Bendgate' problem | ZDNet
63 Ad fraud is out of control -- billions lost by media industry, says a new report | ZDNet
64 Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' on AI, says Google's Eric Schmidt
65 WWDC 2018: Everything Apple is rumored to announce | ZDNet
66 T-Mobile security lapse let anyone see customer account details
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69 Google Cloud Platform breaks into leader category in Gartner's Magic Quadrant | ZDNet
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71 Hillary Clinton says she wants to be the CEO of Facebook
72 Essential Phone 2: Did Android founder Andy Rubin just cancel his next phone? | ZDNet
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74 Bitcoin Gold suffers double spend attacks, $17.5 million lost | ZDNet
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76 Trump administration reportedly says it reached deal to revive phone maker ZTE
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