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Today in Apple history: iPhone 4 arrives with glorious Retina display | Cult of Mac

On June 24, 2010, Apple's fourth generation of iPhone, the iPhone 4, went on sale. It was a smash hit for Apple.

Taste test: Burger robot startup Creator opens first restaurant

Creator’s transparent burger robot doesn’t grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That’s just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, wants to serve the world’s freshest cheeseburger for just $6. On June 27th, after eig…

This Netflix hidden gem is the must-watch comedy for our dark times

'Chewing Gum' explores the common ground of human differences.

Microsoft brings Visual Search to smartphones — and it’s a mixed bag

Microsoft’s Bing launched a mobile version of its Visual Search tool that pulls up relevant pictures, product listings, and text snippets through photos your phone captures. In our testing, t…

I can't stop watching strangers go on blind dates on YouTube

Love is just a click away.

Programming Error Exposes Thousands of iOS Apps to Hijacking

The error can let a hacker on the same Wi-Fi network as an iPhone overwrite data and execute code within the affected app, a team of experts say.

Preview: Dungeon Brewmaster is a disgustingly good VR game

Super77's Dungeon Brewmaster is a virtual reality title that takes the job simulator genre and spins it into something with blood, guts, and heart.

Why we could be watching 'The Simpsons' for another 30 seasons

The future of the world's favorite animated family can be glimpsed in a hilarious and maddening memoir by one of its writers.

Tech companies are eavesdropping on you through your smart speaker

Would you be willing to equip your bedroom or living room with an internet-connected microphone that could record and send all your conversations to the data-hungry server of a giant tech company or to a random person in your contact list?

Why I’m spending Pride month fighting gun violence

Gun violence has touched my communities as a gay man, a person of color, and a teacher. Two years after Pulse, I’m confident the gun-control coalition will prevail.

Walking Through MRIs With A Vive

If you were to make a list of the most important technological achievements of the last 100 years, advanced medical imaging would probably have to rank right up near the top. The ability to see ins…

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Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

The "safety operator" of a self-driving Uber car was watching TV just before the vehicle was involved in a fatal collision, a police report reveals.


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Paul McCartney sings his way through Liverpool in Carpool Karaoke

On his tour of Liverpool, McCartney points out the church where he was a choir boy, adds his autograph to the Penny Lane street sign, and visited his childhood home -- a place particularly special as it's where he wrote music with fellow Beatle, John Lennon.

This is how you should be packing your carry on bag

Airports tend to lose luggage sometimes. It happens. It's important to pack a spare set of clothes (and underwear!) in your carry-on to hold you over until your bags are found. Pack lightweight clothing that can be rolled up and put in the bottom of your bag without wrinkle worries. Fast drying clothes are also a good idea, just in case you'll need to hand wash them in the hotel room sink.

Refinery29 Pop-up Experience

Refinery29's pop-up experience, 29Rooms is in San Francisco from June 21-24. The event combines the best of creativity, culture and interactivity.


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The real hero of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' was this cute headbutting dinosaur

The real hero of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' was this cute headbutting dinosaur


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9 K-12 Cybersecurity Involves More Than Just CIPA Compliance

At the very least, the policy must include the use of web filters that block potentially threatening content that could reach students by means of email, chat rooms, or other electronic communications. But what exactly qualifies as potentially threatening content in the realm of academia? Read this whitepaper to learn more.

​McDonald's Australia on keeping the golden arches relevant with technology | ZDNet

"But really as we wrap around what our restaurant means -- a family restaurant, a retail [quick service restaurant] -- our operations in our restaurant is key. How do we run really great restaurants and use technology as a way that augments and supports and enhances what we're really good at in restaurant, but not change it because when we start to change that learned behaviour with our crew in restaurants, that's where we start to get some friction and the wheels fall off a little bit."

Three-month-old Drupal vulnerability is being used to deploy cryptojacking malware | ZDNet

As well as hiding behind the Tor network, the attacker or attackers are also using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in an effort to hide their tracks, but there is a linked IP address. Researchers say there have been hundreds of attempts to conduct attacks via this IP over the last month, although not all involve the Drupal vulnerability: some are related to the Heartbleed vulnerability.

Inside the mysterious Bitcoin hash that shook up the cryptocurrency community

Say what you will, but the idea that Satoshi Nakamoto travelled back from the future to mine this has with his quantum computer is certainly a compelling sci-fi narrative – and I am personally somewhat sold on it. But it appears not everyone else is: some people are taking the route of rationality.

Udacity’s latest nanodegree will have you building apps on the blockchain for just $2,000

For what it’s worth, Udacity’s course is pretty affordable, especially when you compare it to a traditional four-year college course, or a coding bootcamp. But before you stump $2,000 on the nanodegree, you should carefully evaluate if it’s really for you.

Red Hat Q1 solid, but currency dings outlook | ZDNet

Red Hat's first quarter was swell, but the company cut its second quarter and fiscal year outlook due to currency fluctuations.

Is your brain an analog or digital device? New research surprises | ZDNet

Accepting that the brain is a digital device will help neuroscientists and psychologists better understand how we think. For example, perhaps some perceptual issues, such as synesthesia - where people "see" sounds or "smell" colors - may be due in part to digital decoding mechanisms sending their results to the wrong sensory inputs. Also, people may differ in how many bits of representation they are capable of, and different cultures may suppress or enhance some representations over others.

“National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say” - Mathew Ingram's Nuzzel Newsletter on Fri, Jun 22 2018

During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid's articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump's attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication, according…

How SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Just Muscled Its Way Into a $130 Million Military Contract

The Falcon Heavy is not only cheaper to launch, but is also the world’s largest and most powerful rocket, offering it a distinct advantage as SpaceX tries to disrupt launch contracting for both aerospace and national security projects.

18 Uber Goes to Court to Fight for Its Future in London

New Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who was appointed last August, has since attempted to soften the company’s image, internally and externally. He rolled out a new set of cultural norms, including one that states, “We Do the Right Thing. Period,” in part to turn the page on that scofflaw reputation, and has appeared in a series of U.S. commercials acknowledging the company’s checkered past and promising a better future. Following last year’s decision by the London regulator, he flew to the city in an effort to repair tattered relations with Transport for London.

Privacy Please: HIPAA and Artificial Intelligence – Part 2 | Artificial Intelligence Law Advisor

With the wide‑spread implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) and the tremendous amount of electronic information being created and collected, the health care industry is a new (or not quite-so-new) frontier for Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is finding its way onto physicians’ desks to provide information about drug interactions, and in to EHRs to pull-up requested patient records, and wearables used by health plans to track health care metrics, promote wellness and address chronic conditions. But, health care is heavily regulated – and   Part 1 of this blog we explained how using AI applications and systems like those noted above may trigger a multitude of requirements for AI developers, health care providers, and health plans.

Facebook launches Messenger Kids in Peru and Canada

Facebook says it meets regularly with third-party child advocacy groups as it continues to develop the app. For the international expansion, the social network said it worked with groups including Media Smarts, a not-for-profit in Canada focused on digital literacy for children.

21 Surviving Migration to Office 365 — An IT Pros Guide

Many organizations have migrated from a traditional on-premise Microsoft Office deployment to one that leverages the Microsoft Azure Cloud, which gives users access to their data and business applications anywhere, at any time. The following survival guide will outline processes to prepare for and execute migration. It also aligns key considerations to make sure your company can make the most out of its cloud deployment.

22 'Fortnite' could partially lose the one thing that makes it unique

While no changes have been officially implemented, that hasn't stopped Fortnit e professionals like Kenith , Ninja and Daequan from voicing their disapproval; building is so central to Fortnite's gameplay that putting a cap on the amount of in-game materials players can store could impact the very element allowing skilled players to succeed. Kenith urged Epic to launch a test server and ensure all players are satisfied, while Daequan argued that Fortnite 's building component was what "hooked millions" in the first place.

Cloud computing: Five ways to make the most of the move to on-demand | ZDNet

"You must think of the future costs and you must deliberate on the alternatives. The cloud is not the medicine for everything -- you must focus on data and how it will be used across different solutions. You must think about how that data will be used and the potential for change. Taking a strategic view is crucial."

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ may come to PC, too

Red Dead Redemption , the first game in the franchise, never made its way across to the PC, probably because porting from consoles was far harder than today. After all, earlier consoles used custom hardware, rather than the stripped down PCs-in-boxes we're used to now. But, lack of technical barriers aside, it makes sense that Rockstar would look to sell its latest title to the PC market. Of course, you need to take all of that with a pinch of salt, since it could be a slip of the keyboard as much as a blockbuster secret.

Rebooting Germany: Where Europe’s strongest economy is falling behind

To be sure, Germany has shown an enviable ability to adapt to political, economic and technological challenges over the decades. At the turn of the century, it was called “the sick man of Europe,” with an inflexible labour market that weighed on productivity. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s government responded by shaking up the welfare system to encourage more people into the workforce. It turned out well: Germany regained competitiveness and profited from demand in the industrialising world for its high-end engineering products. Unemployment has fallen from above five million in 2005 to less than half that level now.

Finally, a meme that combines our two main interests: crying and the Nae Nae

If you've got existential dread to spare and a love for heart-wrenching lyrics, the Crying Nae Nae is the perfect meme is for you.

Someone bought and filled it with caged migrants

It's satire. If you want to pay Trump for a hotel stay, you'll need to try the .com.

Forbidden Snacks: The Definitive Ranking

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The Best Password Managers of 2018

What's your favorite password? No, no, don't answer. It's a trick question. If you have a favorite password, you're doing it wrong. Using the same password for multiple websites is a big mistake. Suppose hackers compromise one of the sites; now they have your password for the others. And using something you can remember easily makes it easier for them to guess. Using a unique, strong password for every site is essential, and the only way to do it is to enlist the help of a password manager. We've evaluated dozens of password managers to help you choose the one that suits you best.

How to deploy Firefox with locked about:config settings

Since the release of Firefox Quantum , have you made the change to Firefox in your company? If that's the case, are you concerned about users making changes to the browser that might go against company policy, or pose security risks? Although the average user might not know the about:config feature exists, there will be some that do. Even though completely disabling about:config isn't really an option, you can always lock down certain settings within about:config, and then deploy that newly configured browser.

Everything you need to know about Doctor Who’s new season

Let's also not forget Doctor Who is getting a new showrunner. Chris Chibnall, who's written for shows like BBC drama Broadchurch and Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, is taking over from Steven Moffat. Chibnall's written episodes for the sci-fi series in the past, so he's not a stranger to the show. What's more, he's worked with Whittaker on Broadchurch. Broadchurch also stars Doctor Who alum David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor.

Here's what you need to know about OLED screen burn-in

All things considered, however, burn-in shouldn't be a problem for most people. That's why we at CNET continue to recommend OLED-based TVs, phones and other devices in our reviews. From all of the evidence we've seen, burn-in is typically caused by leaving a single, static image element, like a channel logo, on-screen for a very long time, repeatedly. That's an issue if you keep Fox News, ESPN or MSNBC on-screen for multiple hours every day and don't watch enough other programming, for example. But as long as you vary what's displayed, chances are you'll never experience burn-in.

The cloud wars are on and AI and IoT are leading the way

As the software-as-a-service space narrows cloud providers are becoming more competitive.

Best tablet 2018: the top slates tested and ranked

The best 7-inch tablet at the moment is definitely the iPad mini 4. If you like the look of Apple's new iPad 9.7 (2018) and the iPad Pro range, but find them a) too big, b) too expensive or c) both, then you're in luck as the diminutive iPad mini 4 gives you the best of Apple's tablet world in a form factor that's not only beautiful, but highly portable.

Zcash: life on the crypto roller coaster

Suppressed in Japan. Championed in New York. Accused of betraying the billion-dollar community he created with an arcane and byzantine ritual, while accidentally solving — maybe — a transnational clandestine mining mystery. All this while leading the rollout of some of the world’s most cutting-edge cryptographic technology into production.

How to Get Organized With the Google Tasks App

Download Google Tasks for iOS from the App Store and for Android from Google Play . On an Android device, the app asks for access to your Google account identity and your location. Tap on Accept if you're okay with this. Fire up the app and tap on the Get Started button. The first time you use Google Tasks on iOS, the app asks which Google account you want to use. Tap the correct account. The app then asks for permission to send you notifications. Tap Allow to be notified of tasks when they're due.

How to achieve better security with third-party vendors

If you aren't willing or able to obtain SOC reports, it's still possible for you to conduct your own periodic audits upon third party vendors. Also make sure that your company documentation outlines which data is stored where and share the bare minimum amount of data needed for third-party vendors to align with your business (the ideal scenario would be retaining the data on your systems and allowing them access to it, rather than handing it off if you can avoid that). Strong ongoing communication with the vendor(s) is also a key factor in keeping up to date with their practices and operations, to avoid a "set it and forget it" mindset which can lead to negligence.

Your love for Amazon won't be ruined by more sales taxes

Thursday's decision also raises new questions for smaller retailers, said Charles Moll, a state and local tax expert at law firm Winston & Strawn. For example, if a small-time seller on eBay ships just one item a year from his home in New York to Wisconsin, he likely won't now be forced to collect and send Wisconsin sales taxes. But, while regulations protect smaller sellers from excessive tax collection requirements, Moll said, the Supreme Court didn't specify what might be considered excessive. Is it one shipment to a state? Maybe it's five -- or 200. That's an issue that may find its way back in the courts.

17 of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's best Instagram posts from 2018 so far

Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there. Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer - watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia - like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life.

Crazy images caught on Google Street View

Google Street View began in 2007 with coverage of just five cities. Over the past decade, the camera-equipped car, aerial drones and the on-foot trekkers have captured some interesting images from locations around the world.

New report tips some major upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy S10

In the meantime we're all waiting for official news on the Galaxy Note 9 , which should be unveiled by Samsung within the next couple of months. The phone should give us plenty of clues about what to expect from the Galaxy S10, though at the moment we're not expecting Samsung to include an in-display fingerprint sensor on the Note.

How We Collect Malware for Hands-On Antivirus Testing

There's one more slog, and it's an important one. Resetting the virtual machine to a clean snapshot between tests, we launch each sample, let it run to completion, and check the system with NuSpyCheck. Here again, there are always some traces that seemed to show up during data capture, but don't show up at test time, perhaps because they were temporary. In addition, many malware samples use randomly generated names for files and folders, different each time. For those polymorphic traces, we add a note describing the pattern, such as "executable name with eight digits."

How to turn on two-factor authentication in Mozilla Firefox

Two-factor authentication in Firefox is implemented with help from authentication standard TOTP (Time-based One-Time Password), the post said. Apps such as Google Authenticator, Duo, and Authy all use TOTP codes and can be used with two-factor authentication in Firefox. You'll need to download one of these apps before you can enable two-factor authentication in Firefox.

Samsung's new Galaxy patent is a bezel-less, notch-free slice of the future

First picked up by Dutch mobile news site MobielKopen , the patent is reminiscent of Samsung's Note design, showing a screen that follows the curved edges of the phone, similar to the Note 8 design that creates that glossy infinity-pool edge on the sides. But with the Note 9 expected to launch in August, this might not quite be the vision of the future we get this year.

Has social media ruined photography?

The digital revolution has had one of the most profound effects on photography since the dry plate solved the challenges presented by the wet plate collodion process. Not only is it easier than ever to shoot, edit and print images, it’s also possible to share them with a potential audience of millions. Love it or loathe it, social media in all its many forms is a great way to share your photography. In fact, without it, how many people would actually see your images? 

The Best Camera Phones of 2018

Phone makers like to tout specs, but spec sheets are largely meaningless nowadays. Manufacturers will go on about megapixels, pixel size, and low-light performance, and while all of these factors are important, we've found that spec sheet promises rarely measure up in real-life performance. Optical image stabilization is another hot buzzword: It's supposed to improve low-light performance, but doesn't always, because the image-processing software has to cooperate properly. You have to read the reviews and check out comparison photos like the one below to get an idea of the difference in camera quality between phones.

How to password protect the Thunderbird email client

I will take this moment for one important reminder. Although you may be tempted to create an easy to use and type password for this extension, I would recommend making use of a password manager and create a very strong password. It might make for an inconvenience, but the security you'll gain for the trouble is worth it. After entering (and re-entering) your password, click OK. Next close and re-open Thunderbird. You will be prompted to enter your newly-created master password ( Figure C ).

Whoa! Elon Musk tweets video showing hugeness of SpaceX rockets

The video is entertaining and eye-opening and gives an excellent perspective on the SpaceX rockets. Most of us will never get up close to one, much less ride in one to Mars, but we can now better appreciate the scale and ambition of SpaceX's creations.

49 German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses, operator says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility’s operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station’s operator said on Tuesday.

Kidde recalls 400,000 smoke alarms that don't detect smoke

If your model doesn't have the pill shape across the front as in the picture above, you're not affected. If it does, take it off the wall and check the back to see if it matches either of the two model numbers above. If it matches, look inside the unit for a yellow cap. If you see one, head to Kidde's site to get a replacement. If not, your smoke detector isn't affected.

51 Intel Cascade Lake’s official listing reveals server-grade processors
52 Deepfakes are about to make revenge porn so much worse
53 Top 5: Security risks associated with web apps
54 Fluance’s $200 stereo Bluetooth speakers sound is almost too good to be true
55 ​Cybersecurity: Why this Spanish region has just created a new research center | ZDNet
56 10 Great Business Podcasts
57 World Cup 2018: The tech security challenges around the big event | ZDNet
58 MoviePass to launch 'high demand' pricing starting next month
59 India eyeing a new monster 100GW solar-capacity goal
60 Toyota donates $100,000 for open-source self-driving simulator
61 Garmin challenges Fitbit with advanced sleep monitoring | ZDNet
62 South Korean exchange Bithumb hacked for $31 million
63 Ben Heck's Alexa clock crane
64 Need to keep tabs on employees' phone activites? Save 20 percent on FoneMonitor | ZDNet
65 How I got $1M investment in a currywurst queue
66 In a market without keyboards, BlackBerry presses on | ZDNet
67 “Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave - and would do it again” - Mathew Ingram's Nuzzel Newsletter on Sun, Jun 24 2018
68 Brands Still Haven’t Figured Out How To Talk To LGBTQ Consumers
69 Everything you need to know about Doctor Who’s new season
70 An Apple store employee told me I was charging my iPhone wrong | ZDNet
71 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel title leaves Peter Parker far from home
72 The Parkland students led America beyond thoughts and prayers—and they’re just getting started
73 If You Can’t Ban Cars Downtown, Just Take Away The Parking Spaces
74 Australian space capabilities would boost our Five Eyes role: Former astronaut | ZDNet
75 How to get voice-enabled apps right in the age of ‘smart’ everything
76 ​Red Hat changes its open-source licensing rules | ZDNet
77 Google Pixel Wear OS smartwatch: rumored specs, price and release date
78 Intel's leadership crisis hits in midst of reorganization | ZDNet
79 PayPal touts global reach as mobile wallets pop up in APAC | ZDNet
80 Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing
81 MyRepublic not late to Singapore mobile market, but must differentiate with customer service | ZDNet
82 Game Boy emulator Gearboy has an Oculus Go port
83 Ohio test uses drones to monitor highway traffic
84 The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says
85 Android Studio 3.2 Beta
86 Apple's next-gen 'A13' iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm
87 Apple’s mapping minivans will make their way to Japan this summer | Cult of Mac
88 It's summer. Put down that smartphone!
89 A rare chance to buy vintage Dieter Rams designs, starting at $75