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FCC opens investigation into Stephen Colbert’s controversial Trump insult

Over potential obscenity violation

Microsoft HoloLens could help surgeons operate on your spine

With all of Snapchat and Facebook’s recent talk of mixed and augmented reality, it’s easy to forget that the tech has been used for industrial, military, and medical work for decades. One recent,...

Wearable tech hits the factory floor at Hannover Messe

One of greatest areas of wearable growth is in the enterprise arena, designed for workplace scenarios. This year's Hannover Messe had some great ideas.

'Alien: Covenant' releases the most terrifying clip yet

It's not about the gore. It's about the sickening feel of impending doom as everything slowly goes wrong.

Why We Should All Wear The World’s Most Visible Color

Pedestrian or cyclist, it’s the world’s most visible hue.

The Nike Two-Hour Marathon: Watch Live Coverage of Race Right Here

Nike hopes to run a marathon in two hours or less. The action starts at 11:45 pm Eastern, and you can watch the livestream here.

An elusive and nearly impossible 'Super Mario 64' record just got smashed

The race to get this time has been going for two years.

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Microsoft is hosting a mystery event on May 23 – what will we see?

Specifics are scare, but the site says it's confirmed we're in for "new hardware news" in Shanghai. There will also be announcements relevant to both "global and regional" audiences. If it's hardware we'll see, this could mean some devices will have worldwide releases while others stay exclusive to China. 

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The first photo of Amazon's Echo with a touchscreen may have just leaked

The new Echo device will reportedly feature a 7-inch touchscreen and better speakers than the current Echo. The leaked photo seems to suggest there could be a front-facing camera for video calls, which would make sense. We'd also expect it to come with Amazon's Alexa digital assistant inside.

Apple TV may finally get Amazon video app this summer

Rumor has it a deal is being worked out that will bring Amazon Video, which is essentially an iTunes rival, to Apple TV this summer.

French candidate hacked just before presidential election

Just days before the final round of the French presidential election, a large trove of emails from one candidate's campaign has allegedly been leaked online. In a statement on its website, the En Marche! campaign in support of candidate Emmanuel Macron confirmed the release and indicated that false documents may have been added to the official ones to sow confusion. That statement came just before midnight in France, as the election entered a silent period that is legally enforceable until Sunday at 8PM, preventing the release of any campaign statements or polling data.

Smart Cities NYC '17: Microsoft's deep dive into smart city tech - TechRepublic

Microsoft made several announcements at Smart Cities NYC '17, including a new toolkit for building accessible and inclusive cities. Also featured was an AI virtual assistant for Los Angeles.

Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South Korea

Samsung has received approval to test self-driving vehicles in South Korea and will begin with a “Hyundai equipped with the latest cameras and sensors,” according to The Korean Herald .

PSA: You should make a Kentucky Derby hat for your pet

You'll need a baby hat (preferably one that already features a giant flower), ribbon, feathers, and whatever else you have in the back of your craft drawer. You'll also need a glue gun.

Acer Leap Ware enters the smartwatch market - ReadWrite

With the sudden increase in fitness smartwatches, primarily driven by Google’s Android Wear smartwatch software, the market has seen a big surge in wearables. And Acer Leap Ware is one of the newest watches to look at for your wrist.

Citi lists Netflix, Tesla as potential takeover targets for Apple

Under pressure from shareholders to hand over more of its cash hoard, Apple recently boosted its capital return program by $50 billion, increased its share buyback program by $35 billion and raised its quarterly dividend by 10.5 percent.

How Disney's new 'Avatar'-themed land made me love Pandora

I never cared much about James Cameron's blockbuster sci-fi movie -- until Disney's new World of Avatar immersed me in a verdant, glowing fantasy land.

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iPhone 8 mockup video offers a glimpse into our bezel-less future


New Android malware found every 10 seconds, report says - TechRepublic

If new malware every 10 seconds sounds a little too frequent, let's break the numbers down. G DATA security researchers found over 750,000 new Android malware apps in Q1 2017, which translates to about 8,400 new malware instances every day, the report said. Given that there are 86,400 seconds in a single day, if that number is divided by 8,400 it comes to roughly 10.29 seconds.

Let's be honest, here's why you suck at IoT

Let’s be honest — you suck at IoT. You suck at it because you underestimated the complexity of the problems you need to solve, because the “IoT experts” you hired have actually never done this before, because you outsourced all of your engineering capabilities in the ‘90s when all you cared about was cost reduction, and because you’re unwilling to pursue business models that are dramatically different from your current business.

Google G Suite: 10 new features heading your way in 2017 - TechRepublic

Already available via Google's Inbox email client, Smart Reply is due to be rolled out to other Gmail users soon. The service automates common responses to email, such as confirming a meeting or lunch request. The more you use the service, the more it will customize the responses based on your messages, so the tone of the automated replies sound closer to your own. Among the millions of Inbox users, one in eight responses that users pick are machine-generated, according to Prabhakar Raghavan, VP of G Suite for Google Cloud.


In 2014, Clever won the ‘Crystal Clear’ award by the Digital Innovation Learning Awards. It is also the trusted provider of the American Federation of Teachers, who uses Clever to secure its own ‘Share my Lesson’ platform with its teacher members. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Partners, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and GSV Capital, Clever currently has 100+ employees and is based in San Francisco, California.

Spotify adds QR-like codes for quick music sharing

Spotify is rolling out a new feature to its mobile apps that offers a new way to instantly stream music or share songs with friends nearby. Called Spotify Codes, you might now notice that under individual songs, playlists, and albums, there is an addition of a soundwave-like barcode. To use them, go to your Spotify app, click the search button, and you’ll see a camera icon in the search bar. Hover the camera over the code and you should be taken straight to the music in question.

Don't Click on That Google Doc

Digital Defense is a live webcast featuring Bloomberg Technology cybercrimes reporter Jordan Robertson. This week, Jordan goes deep on the giant phishing attack that hit millions of Gmail users on Wednesday. Watch every Thursday on, Facebook and YouTube. (Source: Bloomberg)

People Are Liking Trump’s Tweets Less

What’s driving the downward trend? Several factors could be at play. The president’s approval rating has declined since he took office; enthusiasm for his brand of commentary may be waning; and, of course, newer tweets have simply had less time to accumulate likes, though most likes are usually awarded shortly after a tweet’s publication.

Is this Amazon's new Echo with a built-in screen?

As CNET's Ben Fox Rubin reported, "The new device may help Amazon expand and improve the Echo's capabilities in more areas, including video chats and online shopping, making the gadget more of a must-have item for homes."

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It's been a year since Trump's taco bowl tweet and nothing has changed

It's been a year since Trump's taco bowl tweet and nothing has changed

Oculus Shutting Down VR Film Production Studio

Oculus' VP of Content Jason Rubin said the company is shifting its focus 'away from internal content creation to support more external production.'

Verizon acquires Renovo to build on self-driving offerings

According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon just slapped down $10 million on Renovo Auto, the autonomous vehicle startup that became famous after turning a vintage DeLorean into a self-driving vehicle.

Let's hope this isn't Amazon's touchscreen Echo

Meanwhile, the speaker grill looks to be right underneath the touchscreen, and there's probably a microphone somewhere around there as well. It's not the best-looking Amazon hardware by any means, unless you're into things that look like a shrunken big-screen TV from the 1990s. But that's assuming this is even the final product, of course. Our friends over at AFTVnews do have a good track record on Amazon leaks, however, since they were the ones who knew the Look existed weeks before it was official .

Most American households have abandoned their landlines

A US Health Department study has confirmed that most US citizens have completely stopped using landline phones -- shocking no-one. In a report released today, the government revealed that 50.8 percent of American households are now cellphone-only, with just 39.4 percent using both a mobile and a landline. That leaves a measly 6.5 percent of US homes that just use a landline, with the remaining 3.2 percent not owning a phone of any kind. The declining interest in landlines likely has one major culprit: the smartphone .

Rare Prince concert video might be Apple Music's next exclusive | Cult of Mac

Apple Music may soon get exclusive streaming rights to an unreleased Prince concert that was performed as a surprise in Minneapolis just before the release of his iconic Purple Rain soundtrack.

Apple’s Billion-Dollar Investment Provides a Blueprint for US Manufacturing

Still, that kind of fund isn’t precisely what President Trump had in mind when, on the campaign trail, he called for Apple to move its manufacturing operations to the US. “We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” he said at the time. But such a drastic upheaval of the global supply chain, experts argued , would only serve to bring low-skill, low-wage, easily automated jobs back to the US, even as it would cripple Apple’s growth. And that, of course, would have a damaging effect on the roughly 2 million jobs Apple already supports in the US, when you account for American suppliers, app developers, retail employees, and the 80,000 people who work on its Cupertino campus.

Facebook wants to launch its big attack on TV next month — here's what we know

Facebook plans to have about two dozen shows for this initial push and has greenlit multiple shows for production, according to people familiar with the discussions. They said the social network had been looking for shows in two distinct tiers: a marquee tier for a few longer, big-budget shows that would feel at home on TV, and a lower tier for shorter, less expensive shows of about five to 10 minutes that would refresh every 24 hours.

11 electric SUVs you'll be able to drive by 2020

9. Volkswagen is aiming to sell 30 electrified vehicles by 2025 in response to the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and it's likely one of those will be an SUV. Below you see the company's ID electric concept, a cross between a hatchback and mid-size crossover.

Kanye West seems to have deleted all of his social media

Kanye West has left the social media building as he appears to have deactivated his Twitter and Instagram as of Friday. If you do a search for his profiles, both sites show the same "Sorry, this page isn't available" error message.

Miley Cyrus is getting seriously dragged for her critique of hip-hop

But I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song [“Humble”]: “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock.” I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock” — I am so not that.

College student crawls through air ducts in quest to steal stats exam

Two students at the University of Kentucky are facing burglary charges after crawling through campus ceiling ducts to steal a statistics exam from their professor's office. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , 21-year-old junior Henry Lynch II dropped into the room through the ceiling, let in his friend Troy through the door, then started to rummage around for the test.

This Mind-Bending Short Focuses on One Man's Greatest Fear: Symmetry

It begins with what looks like a man being given the most intense immersion therapy for an irrational fear (symmetry) ever. He’s blindfolded and driven to a forest where all the trees look the same, so that he is surrounded by symmetry. Also he is listening to tape of palindromes being read out loud.

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The world’s first sex doll brothel could be headed to the UK

'Rough Night' explicit trailer is weird, wild, and perfect

This summer's top comedy conglomeration of badass bitches is sure to be Rough Night , starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, and Jillian Bell. A new explicit trailer for the film lives up to every rising expectation we have for the flick, which follows a bachelorette party that goes every type of wrong.

This might be the first image of Amazon’s Echo with a touchscreen

It’s been rumored for a while now that Amazon is working on a touchscreen version of the Echo speaker, and today we’re getting some evidence and a sense of what it’ll look like.



Who does 'family' best? Not 'Fast & Furious.' It's 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

"Quill and Gamora do feel like the mom and dad of the group," Pratt said. "And Gamora has become more maternal — and I don't know that it was even written that way, but maybe it was cut together that way. Zoe's got three kids, she is absolutely a mom. She's got a strong maternal instinct. She's like ... a lioness. When she was looking at the little doll that was standing in for Groot, you can see it in her eyes that she wants to pick it up and care for it."

Scan these new QR-style Spotify Codes to instantly play a song

Spotify has taken a tip from Snapchat with its new feature for sharing music via scannable images. The new Spotify Codes feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for every song, artist and playlist. Scan these Spotify Codes with the new camera in the Spotify app’s search bar to instantly play that music.

DC Comics Is Starting Its Own Young Readers Imprint

Comics are for everybody—but even as more and more initiatives launch to publish books aimed at young audiences , there’s a distinct lack of major efforts to cater to younger readers at some of the biggest comics publishers. DC at least wants to change that for its own comics, starting next year.

How to turn off emergency alerts on your iPhone

While turning these alerts off isn't recommended (who knows when the information could come in handy or save a life), it is technically possible to turn them off.

The Best Free Software of 2017

LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium LastPass is great, but LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium is good enough to earn its own 5-star rating. And don't let that word "premium" fool you, this software for logging in is free, albeit with some paid upgrades available for $1/month. LogMeOnce's claim to fame is to be utterly "passwordless." While you can go with a master password, the selling point is to use your smartphone (or tablet, whatever you always have with you) as an authenticator—primarily by using the fingerprint reader built into most modern smartphones (photo login is a paid feature). It's browser-based so it works the same on all desktop systems. Read our review of LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium

Hotels Plan Lobbying Push Over Priceline-Expedia ‘Monopoly’

The hotel industry is also trying to thwart Airbnb. Last month, The New York Times reported the trade group’s plans to stifle the home-booking startup by lobbying politicians and funding studies to show Airbnb hosts harm local neighborhoods by dodging taxes and ignoring safety regulations required of hotels. Bloomberg verified the documents. Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of global policy, told reporters this week that the hotel association has been struggling to slow the upstart’s growth for years and called the industry a “cartel.”

The alt-right's worldwide weaponization of memes

Following this advice, the community has not held back and have focused their attacks on what they see as the immigrant threat to France, and on Macron himself. Images invoking terror attacks, memes of Muslims in France (suggesting an overrun country), and emasculating pictures of Macron have been widely spread on Facebook, Twitter, 4chan, and Reddit. As they did during the 2016 U.S. election, users want these memes to be easily shared, replicated, and provoke an emotional response, enough so to hopefully sway voters.

The Face of Terror Is All Too Human in the Horror-Comedy Another Evil

Though the rural house at the center of Another Evil does have a pair of windows that resemble Amityville eyes, it’s otherwise rather normal—a weekend getaway for Los Angeles painter Dan (Steve Zissis) and his family that’s not ostentatious, but certainly speaks to his successful career. Unfortunately, it’s also apparently haunted by a pair of ghosts who enjoy fiddling with Dan’s art supplies and popping up at unexpected moments. It’s enough to inspire Dan and his wife (Jennifer Irwin) to hire an extremely laid-back hippie exorcist, who declares the place haunted by ghosts who are “actually kinda cool,” and suggests that it would be “kind of an asshole move” to ask them to leave. Mary’s fine with that, but Dan—the only one who’s actually seen the spirits—is skeeved out enough to seek a second opinion. Enter the decidedly not laid-back “ghost assassin,” Os (Mark Proksch).

Leaked document reveals UK plans for wider internet surveillance

The UK government is soliciting feedback from a handful of internet providers, but isn't consulting the tech industry or the public.


Apple Pioneer Hartmut Esslinger Wins The Nation’s Top Design Award

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60 Microsoft's Windows warning: Hackers hijacked software updater with in-memory malware | ZDNet
61 How to colorize Windows 10 in the Creators Update - TechRepublic
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63 The Companies That Are–And Aren’t–Setting Strong Clean Energy Targets
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66 10-year-old boy asks stepdad to adopt him with a letter and life has never seemed more beautiful
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69 Thoughts I Had While Watching Law & Order: SVU's 'Pizzagate' Episode
70 With 40 New Original Shows, YouTube Targets TV’s Breadbasket
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72 Raspberry Pi: This Google kit will turn your Pi into a voice-controlled digital assistant | ZDNet
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84 Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities
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