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Corning: Gorilla Glass 6 Can Survive 15 Drops

In testing, Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops at waist-level height. The first smartphones are expected to begin using it by the end of this year.

Comic-Con 2018: Watch the first trailer for DC’s Titans

Get your first look at DC’s latest Teen Titans adaptation, coming exclusively to its streaming platform.

Speedy Blackmagic eGPU won’t do much for photographers | Cult of Mac

The Blackmagic eGPU may speed up a MacBook Pro for some creatives, but photographers running Adobe software won't see much of a boost.

iOS 12 public beta 3 is now out for everyone | Cult of Mac

Fresh on heels of the yesterday’s release of iOS 12 beta 4, Apple has come out with a new public beta for iOS 12. iOS 12 public beta 3 is available to all

Beware serious thermal throttling with new Core i9 MacBook Pro

If you’re coughing up crazy amounts of cash for a new MacBook Pro with Intel’s latest Core i9 processor, there’s something you should know.

Fantastical now lets you send time proposals, sync Meetup accounts

Fantastical, the hugely popular calendar app for macOS, just got a big update that adds a number of features users have been calling for.

Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

AppleInsider has both an i7 and i9 2018 MacBook Pro on hand, and it's time to do our own testing on the thermal throttling situation that positively afflicts the i9 model -- at least at launch.

Become a mother of dragons in the adorable new game from 'Harvest Moon' creator

Harvest Moon meets Game of Thrones meets Cooking Mama

It's peak esports season: Here's how to watch the games

Want to watch the best players in Overwatch, Fortnite, League of Legends, Arena of Valor and Call of Duty battle for millions? Summer esports have you covered.

'Titans' trailer is here to kick off DC Universe

Don't mistake these Titans for those animated Teen Titans.

A brief history of the world's most controversial emoji

In the vast library of emoji, one has been the subject of overwhelming scrutiny and debate. Here's everything you need to know about the gun emoji.

The Culling 2's failure should warn devs away from battle royale rip-offs

Ever seen a video game launch go so poorly that not only do the developers pull the game from stores, but they reasses their entire reason for being?

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Bye Siri, says Apple AI's last remaining founder

Gruber's departure comes as the Siri group is seeing a major haul in its leadership under new boss John Giannandrea , formerly Google's head of AI and search. Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, with whom Gruber founded the original Siri Inc before it was bought over by Apple in 2010, left the iPhone maker years ago in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

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Zuckerberg in Holocaust denial row

Mark Zuckerberg has once again found himself at the centre of a row, after saying posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro is a budget wonder

In India, the ZenFone Max Pro starts at around 10,999 Indian rupee (which converts to about $165, £115 and AU$215) for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, but for Singapore, the same phone will go for S$348, or about $255, £195 and AU$345.

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Sorry but this amount is ridiculous, this is a foreign block of countries issuing punitive damages against an American corp. Google Chrome deserves to be at 80% market share, it's ten thousand times better than Internet Explorer, Edge and others

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How to install Ubuntu Server 18.04

The new Ubuntu Server has arrived and it promises to be the most cloud-friendly platform on the planet. Whether that is true or not has yet to be decided. However, what has been made crystal clear is that the installation of Ubuntu Server has changed. Although the installation is still text-based (keeping it on the lite side), there have been quite a few changes. Not only will you immediately notice a pretty drastic cosmetic change in the installer, there are a few additions that might cause an eyebrow or two to raise (not necessarily in a bad way).

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Instagram tests feature that lets you remove followers | Cult of Mac

Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature that lets public profiles remove people from their followers list with just a few taps. Private profiles have had the ability to remove followers for a while now, but it looks like the option is about to roll out to everyone.

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Hands on with James Bond's Lego Aston Martin DB5 -- and its ejector seat

We've been hands on with the latest addition to the Lego Creator series, including the car's awesome front-mounted machine guns, rear bullet screen and, of course, the ejector seat.

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Samsung's foldable phone will reportedly have a 7-inch screen

The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Martin reports that Samsung’s highly anticipated foldable phone will arrive early next year with a flexible 7-inch screen and a secondary display bar on the exterior of the device.

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Forcing an Android device to update to a higher version

TechRepublic member Janey79 would like to update their Android device to use a higher software version, but is having issues. Can you offer advice or tips to help this fellow member?

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UA Sport Wireless Train - Engineered by JBL

Under Armour's new Engineered by JBL rugged on-ear wireless sport headphones give weightlifters and cross-trainers the on-ear design they love with fabrics and technology custom-engineered for the gym.

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No Facebook then "cos Sandra says that Frank was wiv Gemma last night" now Franks dead Poor Frank ...😂 Real world and Facebook, ha they wouldn't recognize each other

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EU hits Google with record $5 billion fine over Android antitrust practices

This is the second such fine the EU has imposed on the tech giant in just over a year, and it could mean big changes to the world's most popular mobile platform. The punishment comes amid wider scrutiny over the power that tech giants like Google and Facebook wield over our lives.

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IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer | ZDNet

IBM and the VA stressed how the partnership has focused largely on helping rural veterans with less access to cutting-edge cancer facilities. The VA established a hub in Durham, North Carolina where a small group of oncologists and pathologists have received tumor samples from patients nationwide. More than one-third of the patients treated by the VA's precision oncology program are Veterans from rural areas.

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Comcast admits defeat in bidding war for Fox, clearing path for Disney

The Fox/Disney deal will give Disney a controlling stake in Hulu as well as 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, cable entertainment networks, and international properties including Star in India and Fox's 39-percent ownership of Sky. The DOJ's approval of the Fox/Disney deal requires Disney to divest Fox-owned regional sports networks.

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Too little Too LATE!!! Is the worst experience in third world countries, some people don't even understand the platform, they don't know about users/cat copy media or nothing at all. You people #areReapingtheSocialFabricApart

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Walmart plans to take on Netflix with its own streaming service | Cult of Mac

Competition between TV streaming services has started to heat up the last year. Apple has assembled its own TV team that’s set to spend $1 billion on original content in 2018. The company hasn’t revealed how it will distribute its content but it has over a dozen shows in the works.

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Microsoft Revealing New Xbox Hardware on August 21

We shouldn't expect a new generation of Xbox games consoles, but Microsoft isn't giving us any clue as to what exactly it has planned for the announcement. Is it just new Xbox hardware and game bundles for the holidays or something a little more surprising?

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What Did You Think of This Week's Comics? - July 18, 2018 - IGN

"The past few weeks have certainly been eventful ones for the Spider-Man franchise. Writer Dan Slott ended a 10-year stint on Amazing Spider-Man, paving the way for a relaunched series featuring writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley. The new creative team wasted no time making Peter Parker miserable in issue #1, including stripping him of his doctorate and journalism career and making him a pariah in the superhero community. But undoubtedly the biggest development in Amazing Spider-Man #1 involves the return of one element many fans assumed they'd never see again - a romance between Peter and Mary Jane. The question is whether this familiar love affair is a positive development for the series or merely a chance for Marvel to make headlines by reviving old controversies." -Jesse

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How developers can negotiate a higher salary in a job interview: 6 tips

State salary expectations early on in the process, whether it's to HR, a recruiter or manager. Be clear what you're targeting so there aren't any surprises or low ball offers at the offer stage. However, don't change that number. It will leave a bad taste in the company's mouth if you state a salary at the beginning, and drastically change it at the end of the interview process. The employer will think you're solely money motivated and not care about the company.

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Why the retail industry is spending money on the wrong cybersecurity solutions

The report noted data security doesn't receive a lot of spending attention. A barrier to improving cyberdefense could be a perceived lack of need for it, as 52% of US retail respondents reported. Additional factors in the report included the impact on business performance (47%) and perceptions of complexity (46%).

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Deep cat: A tour through the submarine HMS Ocelot

Here's a look at Her Majesty's Submarine Ocelot, which was launched in 1962 and served for 29 years.

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Will Artificial Intelligence take over healthcare?

I ’m chatting to my doctor. My doctor is a robot. I’m asking it, through my smartphone, about the pain in my ankles. I happen to know that it’s Achilles tendinopathy - inflammation of the tendons resulting from too much hard running - but will the robot correctly diagnose this? In other words, is artificial intelligence - computer systems that can recreate and often improve on human decision-making, known as AI - really going to take over medicine, as many experts claim?

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Google: Here are the 10 traits of a great manager

In 2008, Google introduced Project Oxygen, a research project to find what components make a great Google manager. Through the research, Google found eight key behaviors among top-performing managers and transferred them to their own manager development program, said Google in a blog post .

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The 3 riskiest apps found in the enterprise

"Our latest Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report confirms enterprise exposure to risks from excessive data gathering and sharing by commonly used social and communications apps," Seth Hardy, Appthority director of security research, said in the release. "By shining a light on the apps and risks commonly found and blacklisted in enterprises, our goal is to help security teams better secure their data and employees and make more informed security decisions."

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Programming Sucks

Imagine joining an engineering team. You’re excited and full of ideas, probably just out of school and a world of clean, beautiful designs, awe-inspiring in their aesthetic unity of purpose, economy, and strength. You start by meeting Mary, project leader for a bridge in a major metropolitan area. Mary introduces you to Fred, after you get through the fifteen security checks installed by Dave because Dave had his sweater stolen off his desk once and Never Again. Fred only works with wood, so you ask why he’s involved because this bridge is supposed to allow rush-hour traffic full of cars full of mortal humans to cross a 200-foot drop over rapids. Don’t worry, says Mary, Fred’s going to handle the walkways. What walkways? Well Fred made a good case for walkways and they’re going to add to the bridge’s appeal. Of course, they’ll have to be built without railings, because there’s a strict no railings rule enforced by Phil, who’s not an engineer. Nobody’s sure what Phil does, but it’s definitely full of synergy and has to do with upper management, whom none of the engineers want to deal with so they just let Phil do what he wants.

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6 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC

Okay, so leaving your computer alone at Starbucks isn't going to damage it, per se, but it can still leave you without a working PC. This should go without saying, but I've seen it happen too often: don't leave your computer unattended, even for a second. Not only could it easily get stolen, but it's shocking what a moderately tech-savvy person can do to a machine with a few minutes of physical access—and the last thing you want is a keylogger running on your computer, stealing all your personal information. Just don't do it.

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New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank | Cult of Mac

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 focuses on durability. This cover glass for smartphones has been formulated to not just survive higher drops, but more frequent ones.

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denial of the holocaust is a different idea?try stating that slavery never existed in the US. that blacks were never segregated, see how fast that gets u banned from twitter or Facebook

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Samsung’s expensive foldable phone is sounding more likely | Cult of Mac

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Samsung foldable phone will have a 7-inch screen when it’s open. It will be able to close up like a wallet. This is in line with a previous report that indicated that this flexible model will have a 7.3-inch OLED display.

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How to add time limits for apps in iOS 12 Screen Time | Cult of Mac

I’ll continue futzing with Screen Time to see if I can get it to work, but right now it’s still very much a work in progress. The promise is huge, though. Even for folks with pretty good discipline, it’s easy to lose track of how long you spend on Twitter, or your favorite internet forum web site. With Screen Time, you can take control of how you use your time.

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Nest CEO steps down after employees pushed for his exit

Amazon, the world's largest online store, is selective about which Google products it sells. It doesn't sell Google Home, a $130 smart speaker powered by Google's AI "Assistant." When you search for the device on Amazon's site, you'll see results for other products, including the e-commerce giant's rival Echo speaker, powered by its AI, Alexa. Amazon does sell some Nest products, like the $250 smart thermostat and $120 smoke detector, but not others, such as the Nest E, a $170 version of its thermostat, or the Nest Secure alarm system.

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Apple Store finally coming to Downtown LA | Cult of Mac

The Tower Theater was built in 1927. It was the creation of S. Charles Lee — actually the very first of about 400 theaters he’d go on to design. The lobby is already devoted to retail, while the auditorium is used by a church, so the LA Apple Store won’t interfere with its functioning.

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These eye-catching iPhone photos take top honors in IPPA 2018

Corrugations
: was looking to take some photos in a rather cluttered, messy industrial space. As I became more frustrated at the lack
of interesting images, my eye honed in
on smaller details. A simple and striking black and white image of cardboard scraps resulted. Shot on iPhone X Photo: Glenn Homann/Austrailia

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Gig on the go with Roland Go Mixer Pro, an awesome iPhone mixer | Cult of Mac

The best change compared to the original Go is that the unit now works as a proper audio interface. The old one (which is still available), would route all the connected instruments and mics to the iPhone for recording, but there was no way to listen to what was happening on the iPhone itself. That meant that you couldn’t send your clean guitar signal to an amp simulator app, and then have the resulting output routed to your headphones. The Go Mixer Pro fixes this. If you press the Loopback button, you get to hear the full mix through your headphones, via the iOS output.

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Scale Engineering Team++ — Scale API

Leigh Marie Braswell / Leigh Marie has previously worked at Google, Jane Street, and Blend with roles in software engineering, machine learning research, and product management. She was recognized as one of the top 10 competitive female mathematicians in the United States by the Math Prize for Girls Competition. She studied computer science at MIT.

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Venmo privacy flaw reveals users' sensitive info | Cult of Mac

Companies don’t always succeed at keeping user data private, but Venmo doesn’t even seem to be trying. This service that allows users to make payments to individuals or merchants has the privacy for transactions set to public by default.  

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16 popular VPNs leak your data: Here's the full list

VPNs are becoming increasingly popular due to data privacy concerns, but a new report found that some aren't effective.

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Raspberry Pi supercomputers: From DIY clusters to 750-board monsters

According to Gary Grider, head of its LANL's HPC division, the Raspberry Pi cluster offers the same testing capabilities as a traditional supercomputing testbed, which could cost as much as $250m. In contrast 750 Raspberry Pi boards at $35 each would cost just under $48,750, though the actual cost of installing the rack-mounted Pi clusters, designed by Bitscope, would likely be more.

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iPhone vs. Android could be ruining your dating life | Cult of Mac

Do you find it hard to score a hot date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash.

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The 10 airports where your phone is most likely to get hacked

"Far too many U.S. airports have sacrificed the security of their Wi-Fi networks for consumer convenience," Dror Liwer, Coronet's founder and CISO, said in a press release. "As a result, business travelers in particular put not just their devices, but their company's entire digital infrastructure at risk every time they connect to Wi-Fi that is unencrypted, unsecured or improperly configured. Until such time when airports take responsibility and improve their cybersecurity posture, the accountability is on each individual flyer to be aware of the risks and take the appropriate steps to minimize the danger."

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These Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Still Live

Prime Day is done, but if you didn't have a chance to nab any deals earlier this week, there are still a few available discounts on Amazon (and a few from rival sites for good measure). Check them out below.

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Spotify is the best streaming music app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #39]

The pioneering music-streaming service provides a superior social listening experience. Spotify lets users share playlists and see what their friends are listening to. You can also follow individual artists to stay on top of your favorite acts’ latest music or inspirations. Plus, Spotify’s personalized music discovery features prove great for expanding your musical horizons.

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Terrafugia is going to put its Transition flying car on sale in 2019

There's no word on how much the Transition will cost, but it's hard to imagine who the buyer for this would actually be. Like most two-in-one designs, it doesn't seem like it's particularly great at either flying or driving. You'd almost be better off buying a Cessna and a Miata for what would likely be a fraction of the money.

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52 Duolingo launches Hindi language course for English speakers
53 Researchers find link between Trump tweets and spike in anti-Muslim hate - Religion News Service
54 Facebook and Holocaust denial: How it's become worse over time | ZDNet
55 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Features Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports
56 MacBook Pro document confirms 'anti-debris' keyboard redesign
57 Best phones with wireless charging: iPhone X, Galaxy S9, LG G7 and more
58 A $225 GPS spoofer can send sat-nav-guided vehicles into oncoming traffic *
59 Today in Apple history: Fourth-gen iPod gets a new Click Wheel
60 After Google’s massive EU fine, could Apple be next? | Cult of Mac
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62 NASA's Hubble telescope delivers new space stunners
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64 APIs and the language of business collaboration
65 Siri’s last cofounder and Apple’s head of search have left the company
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67 Speakers, TVs, Kleenex in demand on Amazon Prime Day
68 SoftBank and Didi team up for ride-hailing hopes in Japan
69 Huawei's quirky TalkBand B5 combines a fitness tracker with a pop-out bluetooth headset
70 Former soldiers use AI to wage war on convenience store lines
71 A budget version of the BlackBerry Key2 is on the way
72 Applying for a patent – $15K, Mastercard patenting even more blockchain – priceless
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74 Survey: 45% of security professionals reuse the same password
75 SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' to disallow ride-sharing
76 Review: TaoTronics' $70 headphones deliver decent entry level noise-cancelling performance
77 NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its hosts' info
78 T-Mobile has deals on top Android phones in time for back to school
79 Hyperloop TT will build a test track in China
80 This autonomous logging truck is a cross between a big rig and a Stormtrooper | ZDNet
81 Is union-busting Tesla the best hope to rebuild the middle class?
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84 As Russians describe ‘verbal agreements’ at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity
85 'Think Different' ad man Ken Segall suggests Jobs' innovative spirit still alive at Apple
86 LG V40 ThinQ release date tipped for October
87 Moshi Avanti Air review: Headphones combine retro cool with wireless future
88 GPU-Particle-Playground-Engine-Source, QuickStarter By Wong Lok, testing out concept for EffectNode.com