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Raspberry Pi's tiny but beefy rival: UP Core can run full Windows 10 | ZDNet

The Intel x86 UP Core is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Spelling bee champ stumped by the word 'covfefe'

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The entire collection of Omni Magazine is back online

Until recently, back issues of Omni Magazine were stored on the Internet Archive, for readers to page through at no cost. The collection of issues was taken down a couple of years ago, but it’s now...

RiME Drops Denuvo DRM a Week After Launch

So much for Denuvo DRM being uncrackable, it took just five days to render it useless.

Tired rooster is the saddest cock in the whole flock


4D Toys. An interactive toy for 4D children.

4D Toys doesn't take you through carefully-constructed successively harder challenges the way a "puzzle-platformer" might. It's just 4D shapes, as if you were a very young kid again and given a box of wooden toys. Play is undirected... we don't expect a child to come up with verbal realizations of what they are doing. They can learn about making stacks, and gravity, and fitting shapes into holes, and that can form the foundation for future learning. Alternatively, one can just look at how pretty it is, like the waves rolling down the ocean or the intricate swirling patterns in a fire. Most representations of a fourth dimension are so abstract (a spinning bundle of lines) and my work has been to get away from that. It's the first time anyone has seen these objects as physical objects that bounce and roll and can be grabbed!

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What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2017

Don't get your hopes up for a MacBook Air update, though. Although the same Bloomberg rumor had Apple considering an Air refresh, neither the filings nor other clues point to an imminent upgrade. If there is one, we'd expect it to fly under the radar. This would be a maintenance update that does just enough to keep Apple's most affordable system relevant in 2017 -- hardly something you'd want to crow about in a keynote. You might see a switch to seventh-gen Core processors but not much more than that.

Study finds Airbnb hosts more prone to reject people with disabilities

They found that the preapproval rate for someone without a disability was 75 percent, but for someone with a spinal cord injury was only 25 percent. Meanwhile, the rate of being outright rejected by hosts occurred 17 percent in profiles that had no disability compared to 60 percent of those with a spinal cord injury.

Visualize data instantly with machine learning in Google Sheets

Sorting through rows and rows of data in a spreadsheet can be overwhelming. That’s why today, we’re rolling out new features in Sheets that make it even easier for you to visualize and share your data, and find insights your teams can act on.

Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

Snap’s Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe. Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap’s website or in a vending machine. With this launch, Spectacles are available outside of the U.S. for the first time.

Who catches the IMSI catchers? Researchers demonstrate Stingray detection kit

IMSI catchers, devices used to spoof cell towers and intercept communications, are one of the most resented open secrets of law enforcement. Strict non-disclosure agreements prevent them from being acknowledged as existing, let alone being used — but researchers think they’ve found a way to spot the shady signal-snatchers.

Most HCI isn't true hybrid cloud, despite what vendors may tell you - TechRepublic

Today, leading HCI solutions focus on making deploying and managing on-premises storage and compute resources easier. The value is simplified IT operations. The end result may indeed include a more agile IT infrastructure. However, HCI doesn't transform the end user experience. End users may enjoy decreased wait times and improved uptime as a result of HCI, but HCI doesn't change the experience of how to consume internal IT or external public cloud services. HCI does little to nothing to reduce friction between the consumers and IT.

Google Wifi wireless router: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

Google Wifi is a wireless router that goes well beyond the standard feature set of such a device. One of the key features of Google Wifi is seamless coverage throughout your home or small business. This solves a problem that many consumers have suffered for years: spotty wireless signals. Google achieves this by allowing you to join multiple Google Wifi units together to ensure there isn't a single dead zone in your location.

Roborace autonomous car steps it up for Formula E Paris ePrix

Roborace, a collaborative autonomous development that uses Formula E tracks to test the robocar, managed to complete a full lap at Paris ePrix last week.

Private cloud 3x cheaper than public cloud; you're kidding, right? - TechRepublic

Even so, it's worth digging into the cost claims, if briefly. ServerPronto is (wait for it!) a dedicated server hosting company. That means it gets paid to push servers on enterprises, even as the world increasingly thinks about serverless computing (as the natural extension of cloud computing, wherein the server disappears entirely and only services/functions matter). One other post it published recently suggests a disconnect from reality: The Simple Reason Companies are Abandoning the Cloud .

Samsung has decided to release a 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Galaxy S8

The special edition phone is a marketing tie-in for Disney’s new film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and ships in a skull-emblazoned treasure chest. Inside the box there is also a collectible ring.

Uber X-odus: All The Execs Who Have Left The Company In 2017

Despite reducing its losses, Uber is having a rough year. Since January, it has been bedeviled with scandal. It lost some 200,000 customers in New York after it was perceived to be breaking up a strike outside JFK airport around the President’s immigration order. Then came reports from a former employee of pervasive sexual harassment at Uber offices abetted by a poorly run human resources department. Another story about Uber executives liaising with Korean escorts further reinforced the idea that Uber has a culture problem. And then there is the lawsuit with Google over the company’s autonomous technology, which some believe could lead to Uber’s undoing (and which led this week to another executive’s firing). All the while, top employees have peeled off.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says his talk with Trump about the Paris accord 'wasn't enough'

I know many of you share my disappointment with the White House’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough.

Audio Systems Hack Chat

I am here with interests in shielding as well. We work a lot with audio applications that also interface with addressable LEDs that draw large amounts of low voltage current. We often run into issues with noise entering the the audio path. Often we can't change the audio path circuitry since it's outboard external hardware. We are looking into power supply filtering and using shielded wire for our power lines. Any advice along those lines? Thank you!

AT&T Offers Unlimited Data, DirecTV Now for $70 Per Month

Keep in mind that AT&T's Unlimited Choice plan has restrictions when it comes to tethering your smartphone or adding additional devices. If you want to do either of those things, you'll want to consider the Unlimited Plus plan, which costs $90 after automatic payments and paperless billing discounts and offers 10GB of high-speed data per line when tethering from a smartphone. Unlimited Plus users can also choose to use their $25-per-month discount on conventional DirecTV or U-Verse TV subscriptions instead of DirecTV Now.

Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks

However, it may be arch-rival Uber that most motivated Waymo. The two companies are locked in pitched court battle, with Waymo having sued Uber for allegedly stealing some of its self-driving ideas. Uber's tech comes via its purchase of Otto, a self-driving company founded by Anthony Levandowski, one of Google's key self-driving executives. Earlier this week Uber fired Levandowski, shortly after federal prosecutors recommended an investigation into the alleged IP theft.

Hey Apple, can you top Google, Facebook, Amazon at AR, AI?

Augmented reality overlays digital images on the real world using special headsets or your phone. Many of the early examples of popular AR include games like Pokemon Go or filters and lenses that go over your face on Instagram and Snapchat. Virtual reality, meanwhile, transports you into a different, digitally created world when you don bulky goggles like Facebook's Oculus Rift or Samsung's Gear VR.

Why AMD's Radeon graphics cards are almost impossible to buy right now

If you’re in the market for a new $200-ish graphics card, the RX 570 and 580 still earn our top recommendation, on the off chance you can find one at an affordable cost. But if you can’t, and you can’t wait for Radeon prices to plunge back to earth (because who knows when that will be?), Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 cards won’t let you down. They’re damned fine hardware too. Fingers crossed these dark times end soon, though.

Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program that sends store employees to deliver online orders at the end of their shifts, a new push by the world’s biggest retailer to use its large physical footprint to match Inc. ’s convenient options for web purchases.

The 6 shows Netflix has canceled, including the edgy sci-fi series 'Sense8' that was just cut after 2 seasons

The 6 shows Netflix has canceled, including the edgy sci-fi series 'Sense8' that was cut after 2 seasons

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ICYMI fron Thurs: With Apple's new Swift Playgrounds 1.5, you can write code to control your own robot army.

Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk leaves Trump’s advisory councils, Blue Apron files for IPO

This week President Trump made the senseless decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, prompting Elon Musk and Bob Iger to leave the White House advisory councils. Blue Apron filed for IPO, and Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report was released. These are some of the top events that happened in tech this week ( you also can get this post as a weekend newsletter sent to your inbox on Saturdays).

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It's the end of an era, as Pinboard buys and shutters

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The final season of "Game of Thrones" might not air until 2019 and how are we supposed to live?

Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Cost $20 a Year

Nintendo announced that the ability to play for free online will continue into 2018. However, at some point before the end of next year, a $19.99 a year membership charge will be introduced . If Switch owners want to continue to play online, they'll have to start paying. If $19.99 is too much to pay all at once or you simply want to try the service out first, Nintendo intends to offer one-month memberships for $3.99 and three-month memberships for $7.99. Clearly $20 for a year of access offers the best value.


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Fujifilm’s Instax camera is fun but a little bit of a digital downer. Watch our Instagram Story for our full review

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Take a full 360-degree look at the do’s and don’ts of successful marketing for under $20

The Tragic Moment Deadpool Crossed a Line From Uncanny Avenger to Hydra Agent

The first issue of Secret Empire introduced us to Steve Rogers’ Hydra Avengers: Deadpool, Odinson, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Taskmaster, Black Ant, and Doctor Octopus. While we still don’t really know why some of these characters signed up for Hydra, this week’s Deadpool shows us why Wade did... and the terrible price he paid to do so.

Jay-Z knew exactly what his photo-op with Kevin Hart needed, and wasn't afraid to ask for it

Jay-Z knew exactly what his photo-op with Kevin Hart needed, and wasn't afraid to ask for it

Announcing Google Capture the Flag 2017

Posted by Josh Armour Security Program Manager On 00:00:01 UTC of June 17th and 18th, 2017 we’ll be hosting the online qualification round of our second annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. In a ‘Capture the Flag’ competition we create security challenges and puzzles in which contestants can earn points for solving them. We will be inviting the top 10 finalist teams to a secret undisclosed location (spoiler alert: it’s Google ) to compete onsite for a prize pool of over USD$31,337 and we’ll help subsidize travel to the venue for the finals to four participants for each of the ten finalist teams. In addition to grand prizes given at the finals, we’ll be rewarding some of the best and creative write-ups that we receive during the qualifying round. We want to give you an opportunity to share with the world the clever way you solve challenges. Why do we host these competitions? There are three main reasons why we host these competitions. First, as we've seen with our Vulnerability Reward Program , the security community’s efforts help us better protect Google users, and the web as a whole.

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Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore

“ Our mission is to make the world a safer and a more comfortable place. Our product strategy and all projects implemented using our technology are aimed at achieving this purpose. Any technology can be used for both harm and good. We believe that the positive effect of global implementation will exceed the number of controversial cases by millions of times. It is strange to expect that in the era of private space flights, virtual augmented reality and the digital economy, the information transparency of a person will remain at the level of 50 years ago. People need to rebuild their minds and rethink the notion of privacy.”

Nuance Nina wants to make Alexa more business friendly with its 'human-like' AI assistant - TechRepublic

"With Nina, we're able to provide enterprises with the ability to design a VA once, then deploy it across the channels on which their customers choose to engage, securely and affordably," Robert Weideman, executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Division at Nuance, said in the release. "Nina for Amazon Alexa is the first example where Nina enables engagement through IoT devices, and the first example where two virtual assistants - Nuance Nina and Amazon Alexa - work together to deliver a superior customer experience."

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti explains the story behind his explosive tweet that claimed Ivanka Trump used lewd language

But then I got off a flight and I was in the Burbank airport, and I was reading Twitter. There was a BuzzFeed News story that had quoted her saying she was shocked at her father's language, something like that. I saw it and I was like, what? She's shocked? She uses that kind of language! How could she be saying she's shocked by her dad's language, like she's some choir boy?

Skype iOS App Gets Redesigned and Adds New Snapchat-Like Features

Skype is now designed on iOS (and Android) to bring a sharp focus on some of its built-in features, including chat bots, conversations with other real people, and even a new Snapchat Stories-like feature baked right in. Of course, camera features also get time to shine in this redesigned app, and users can even decide which colors are prominent throughout the app as Microsoft lets them choose how they want Skype to look.

Kid pretty much dropped the mic at the spelling bee

The spelling bee was on at the same time as the first game of the NBA finals where the Cleveland Cavaliers went against the Golden State Warriors, so it was the perfect opportunity for fans to make the connection between the two.

New Nubia Z17 charges to 50 percent in 20 mins, first to use Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ | ZDNet

Nubia says the device can charge a battery to 50 percent within 20 minutes. The 5.5-inch edge-to-edge display phone features a huge 8GB memory, 128GB storage, and a dual camera with a 23- and 12-megapixel configuration. Nubia hasn't revealed if it will be available in the US and Europe, but it will sell in China for ¥3,999, which converts to about $588.

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Windows 7 Use Increases Among Steam Gamers

96.06 percent of people with a Steam account run some version of Windows, from XP right through to Windows 10 . Topping the charts is Windows 10 64-bit, which commands a 49.05 percent share. However, its use declined slightly compared to the previous month (down 1.03 percent). In second place is Windows 7 64-bit, which achieves 32.26 percent (up 1.4 percent). 32-bit versions of both operating systems do still feature in the list, but are only in use by a very small and declining user base.

Neptune's Rings Are Tragically Underrated

Most people don’t know about Neptune’s rings because frankly, they’re pretty difficult to see. Saturn’s rings are big and icy and super reflective, whereas Neptune’s are pretty dim. “They’re small pieces of ice and dust, usually like snowflake-size, though some are several feet across,” Guinan told Gizmodo. “How they [may have] formed is that an asteroid or moon tried to form in that region and it got tidally ripped apart, being next to such a big planet.” According to this idea, the scattered debris then formed a ring, like beautiful, swirling garbage.

Google prepares publishers for the release of Chrome ad-blocking

"[I]t’s far too common that people encounter annoying, intrusive ads on the web—like the kind that blare music unexpectedly, or force you to wait 10 seconds before you can see the content on the page," wrote Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google's Senior VP for Ads & Commerce. "These frustrating experiences can lead some people to block all ads—taking a big toll on the content creators, journalists, web developers and videographers who depend on ads to fund their content creation."

How Android Creator Plans to Take on Apple and Samsung

Niccolo De Masi, president and COO of Andy Rubin's new company Essential, discusses the company's new smartphone with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Angry GitHub user creates repository to shame sites with 'dumb password rules'

There's Some Confusion as To When a Wonder Woman Sequel Would Be Set

With the stellar reviews, solid Thursday preview box office, and growing DC universe, it feels like a certainty that Wonder Woman will come back for a second solo movie. But when will that movie be set?

What's the Best Way to Binge-Watch the Entire DC/CW Universe?

There’s not much you can do about this, unfortunately. Some people don’t understand thinking critically about art is really about understanding it fully, and gaining a deeper appreciation of it overall. They also don’t understand that even if you feel something has flaws, that doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t like it. The two aren’t mutually exclusive! (And since my opinions are broadcast to a wide audience, some of those people just want to have their own opinions validated, and feel attacked if I disagree, as if I’m calling them dumb. Then they attack me to make themselves feel better. I’m assuming your friends aren’t this bad.)

Windows 10: Microsoft bricks smartphones for Windows Insiders with buggy update - TechRepublic

An unstable internal build of Windows 10 was accidentally released to people signed up to test early releases of the OS under the Windows Insider program.

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Amazon Web Services users are leaking tons of sensitive data through EBS snapshots

You can now pay for that coffin bread fix with Android Pay

Google brings Android Pay to Taiwan. Now you can pay for all that coffin bread with your phone.

Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program that sends store employees to deliver online orders at the end of their shifts, a new push by the world’s biggest retailer to use its large physical footprint to match Inc. ’s convenient options for web purchases.

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the man behind the Pride rainbow flag

On Friday, Google used its latest Doodle to honor American artist and LGBTQ rights activist Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of pride for LGBTQ individuals worldwide. Baker, who died last year at 65, would have turned 66 today.

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55 Scientists Reignite Thirty-Year-Old Debate About Glass With New Calculation
56 6 things we learned about Hillary Clinton, Book Nerd
57 Rihanna was the MVP of Game 1 of the NBA Finals
58 Narwhals Are Actually Unicorns Of Death
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61 What’s Driving Apple’s Epic Valuation, in 14 Charts
62 Netatmo Healthy Home Coach, First Take: A stylish and usable air quality monitor Review | ZDNet
63 Amazon Alexa adds reminders and named timers to keep you from forgetting stuff
64 Incredible Storm Footage Makes It Look Like the Apocalypse Has Arrived
65 Google could face a $9bn EU fine for rigging search results in its favour | Hacker News
66 WWDC 2017: Siri will make or break Apple | ZDNet
67 Rihanna fans are furious at Apple exec Eddy Cue — here’s why
68 6 traits to look for when hiring your next IT project manager - TechRepublic
69 Verizon introduces new prepaid plans
70 Microsoft Apologizes for Releasing Internal Windows 10 Builds
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72 Samsung Galaxy Book review: You're better off with a Surface Pro
73 These GIFs of Endlessly Looping Waves Will Soothe Your Battered Soul
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78 This Unsettling Short Film Showing a Drowning New York City Seems a Lot More Plausible Now
79 Your next JetBlue boarding pass might be your face
80 Cloud spending to catch data center, according to Meeker's 2017 trends report - TechRepublic
81 Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Can this new test track bring subsonic pod travel closer? | ZDNet
82 Why cheating on your diet isn’t as bad for you as you think, according to a nutritionist
83 OneLogin breach means you need a password fix, stat
84 Tips to Take Amazing Photos in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode
85 Five essential apps to track your spending, save money, and pay your friends
86 Motorola goes all in on mods
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88 Turn your phone into a document scanner with Adobe Scan
89 WWDC returns to the best city ever and nobody can tell me otherwise
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