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Xbox Adaptive Controller Packaging Features 'No Teeth' Design

Microsoft specifically designed the new controller's packaging so that gamers with disabilities won't have to resort to using their teeth to open it. Free from annoying twist ties and zip cords, the packaging features a series of helpful loops that allow for easy access.

'Unleash' ad showcases iPhone X's impressive performance

Apple just dropped another awesome ad for the iPhone X. “Unleash” showcases its impressive A11 Bionic chip.

YouTube tests ‘Explore’ tab to help you find new content on iPhone

YouTube is testing a new “Explore” tab on iPhone that will help viewers “broaden their horizons” and discover new videos and channels.

Today in Apple history: Windows scores big victory over Mac

Today in Apple history, Apple suffered a major setback in its lawsuit against Microsoft for allegedly stealing its graphical interface.

Yet another grab-and-run theft hits Apple Store | Cult of Mac

The recent spate of Apple Store robberies has continued, as five men stole iPhones and iPads valued at $29,000 from an Apple Store in Southern California this week.

YouTube tests confirm MacBook Pro’s thermal throttling issue is fixed | Cult of Mac

YouTuber Dave Lee, the person who first raised the issue of thermal throttling on the new Core i9 MacBook Pro, has confirmed that the issue has been

Steve Blank Secret History

And Ye Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make You Free – John 8:32 (and the lobby of CIA Headquarters, Langley Virginia) A few other versions of the talk are here and here Secret Hist…

10 years later, 'Step Brothers' remains an iconic (and imperfect) argument against growing up

Don't lose your dinosaur.

Segway Drift W1 e-Skates Launch in August for $399

We still don't have hoverboards, but the gadgets Segway is offering as an alternative to walking are at least getting a bit more minimal. The company's latest effort is a pair of e-Skates capable of traveling at up to 7.5mph for 45 minutes.

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Machine Learning in Google BigQuery

Posted by Umar Syed and Sergei Vassilvitskii, Research Scientists, Google AI, NYC Google BiqQuery allows interactive analysis of large datasets, making it easy for businesses to share meaningful insights and develop solutions based on customer analytics. However, many of the businesses that are using BigQuery aren’t using machine learning to help better understand the data they are generating. This is because data analysts, proficient in SQL , may not have the traditional data science background needed to apply machine learning techniques. Today we’re announcing BigQuery ML , a capability inside BigQuery that allows data scientists and analysts to build and deploy machine learning models on massive structured or semi-structured datasets. BigQuery ML is a set of simple SQL language extensions which enables users to utilize popular ML capabilities, performing predictive analytics like forecasting sales and creating customer segmentations right at the source, where they already store their data. BigQuery ML additionally sets smart defaults automatically and takes care of data transformation, leading to a seamless and easy to use experience with great results.

3 Qualcomm exec says Apple's next iPhones will stick to Intel modems

Intel will be Apple's exclusive cellular modem supplier for next-generation iPhones, the CFO of Qualcomm indicated on Wednesday. Mockups of Apple's 2018 iPhones. "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor's modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release," said George Davis in a conference call. Apple's only other modem supplier in recent years has been Intel, which came onboard in 2016, supplying components for GSM versions of the iPhone 7 and other recent iPhone models. Losing Apple as a client, if even just temporarily, could deal a serious financial blow. The iPhone is of course one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world, often leading in key markets . Multiple reports have hinted at Apple going Intel-only, thanks largely to the latter's XMM7560 chip, which supports both GSM and CDMA carrier networks. The modem is now in mass production for 2018 iPhones, though until now it was uncertain if some phones would still use Qualcomm parts. Apple has strong incentive to ditch Qualcomm, as the two companies are engaged in a global legal battle over patents and royalties.

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Facebook is basically done growing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe

A lot of this stagnation stems from home. According to the company’s report, user growth in the U.S., Canada, and Europe has been pretty much flat for the last year. In fact, DAUs in Europe saw a dip this past quarter, from 282 million to 279 million. The region’s new GDPR privacy regulations likely have something to do with it. Similarly, U.S. and Canadian DAUs are at 185 million, which is what the company hit three quarters ago.

Twitter will lock your account if you pretend to be Elon Musk

Thanks to cryptocurrency scams, Twitter is now automatically locking any account set up on the website that makes its display name “Elon Musk.” Users who change their display name to Musk’s will be greeted by a Twitter locked account page requiring the user to solve a Google reCAPTCHA as well as verify their phone number.


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That soccer ball Putin gave Trump may have contained a transmitter chip

Surprise! That very innocent soccer ball Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted Donald Trump during their Helsinki summit last week (yes, that was just last week, folks) may not be so innocent.

Samsung's 'unbreakable' display survives UL scrutiny

And then there's the matter of when Samsung or its display customers will actually use the technology. Samsung will offer its panel for use in devices like phones, cars, game consoles, tablets and "mobile military devices," but that's contingent on both Samsung itself and partners lining up. Don't bet on the Galaxy Note 9 definitely having an extra-tough screen, then. This may be a long-term play rather than a hint at Samsung's near future.


Nike Training Club app brings 180 workouts to your Apple Watch

But before you hit the gym, there’s something you should know. You still need your iPhone to start a workout before it’s handed over to Apple Watch. So, if you plan to leave your phone at home, be sure to remember to start your workout before you hit the road.

New iPhone display causes problems for Apple suppliers | Cult of Mac

Mass production is gearing up for Apple’s 2018-era iPhone refresh, but as per usual it’s not without its problems. According to a new report, the 6.1-inch LCD handset is causing Apple particular trouble with an LED backlight leakage. The issue has pushed back manufacturing by one month.


First few months Pixel and Android One phones will get the update and the rest of the world around next year on the last generation devices... It annoyed me the most whe I had Android is it takes so loooong

14 Qualcomm's $44 billion NXP offer deadline passes, no word from China

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The deadline for Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM.O ) to buy NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI.O ) passed at midnight U.S. eastern time without any word on Chinese regulatory approval, likely shutting the door on a deal embroiled in a bitter U.S.-China spat.

How to run Siri Shortcuts from Reminder alerts | Cult of Mac

For this, we’ll use the new iOS 12 Shortcuts app, or Apple’s existing Workflow app. For instance, you could have a reminder that pops up every morning at 9AM, telling you to log your run. In the pop-up alert, right there on the lock screen, will be a button to execute a Shortcut/Workflow to do just that. Tap it, and you’ll be able to log your run via a pop up.

16 Chipmaker SK Hynix positive on DRAM sales as second quarter profit...

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc ( 000660.KS ) said global demand for cloud computing should underpin DRAM chip sales for the rest of the year, as it posted record second-quarter profit on Thursday despite worries over the weak flash memory market.

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,Win 10 is garbage!! So far it has nothing to offer that is not better already in Win 7, Its a permanent beta with updates that makes it work even worse May be in 2020 the beta ends

18 China pulls approval for Facebook's planned venture: New York Times

(Reuters) - China has withdrawn its approval for Facebook Inc’s plan to open a new venture in the eastern province of Zhejiang, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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Lego's new 6,020-piece Harry Potter Hogwarts set is spellbinding

I think we can safely say that this is one of the more impressive Harry Potter Lego sets to date, but one that comes at a cost. The Hogwarts Castle set can be all yours when it hits shelves on September 1, for the steep price of $399.99.

23 Facebook misses estimates on monthly active users

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc fell short of analysts’ estimates for monthly active users on Wednesday, months after the social network became embroiled in a data scandal that affected millions of its users.

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Tom Cook is ready to rock LoveLoud fest – with wise words | Cult of Mac

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among the speakers this Saturday at the second LoveLoud Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Got an Amazon Echo? Here are 15 cool things you can do with it

Alexa can also distinguish between different voices. Just go to the "Your Voice" section of the Alexa app to get started. It's a really helpful feature if you're sharing the Echo with multiple roommates or family members, or if you want an added layer of security for things like voice purchases and smart lock controls. If Alexa doesn't recognize your voice, she won't buy or unlock anything.

Starting at $40, hackers can attack your business with services bought on the dark web

Cybercrime across the dark web is not a new concept, but the low prices for doing so are. Here are the most popular attack vectors.

Unearthed interview shows Steve Jobs knew the iPhone would be 'huge' | Cult of Mac

Apple’s co-founder was speaking with   Nick Wingfield, who at the time was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal . “I think there are a lot of people, and I’m one of them, who believe that mobile’s going to get quite serious. There’s services you can provide with mobile that obviously are not relevant on a desktop, such as location-based services integrated into your application. They can be mighty useful and we’re just at the tip of that. That’s going to be huge, I think.”

The First 15 Minutes of Monster Hunter: World on PC in 4K - IGN Video

Check out 15 minutes of Monster Hunter: World running at 4k on PC at the "high" settings preset. GPU - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 CPU - Intel Core i7-6850k CPU @ 3.60GHZ Memory - 32GB

HBO’s Deadwood movie is finally happening, aiming to air in spring 2019

As Al Swearengen once said, "announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh," so details of the film remain thin. The movie will be written by Milch and production is set to start this October, with Bloys saying HBO will shoot for a premiere in spring 2019, according to the Hollywood Reporter .

Exclusive: PwdPwn audits Active Directory DB with 5K passwords in 15-30 seconds

Cracking and auditing an Activity Directory database can be a time-consuming process for any admin. But, a new tool called PwdPwn (password pone) from Sydney developer Luke Millanta promises the ability to audit an Active Directory database with more than 5,000 passwords within 15-30 seconds.


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34 Trump says China is 'vicious,' using U.S. farmers as trade pawns

WASHINGTON/BISMARCK, North Dakota (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a “vicious” way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package.

10 companies hiring for remote jobs where you can literally work from anywhere

Remote work is sweeping the country, with 43% of US employees working remotely at least some of the time. The shift in work style can be attributed to advances in technology, allowing employees to better collaborate with coworkers and complete their work out of the office. Working remotely is great for employees who work better outside of an office environment, or who fit the position perfectly but live in a different city.


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An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from the parents of a Sandy Hook victim

In your recent interview with Kara Swisher of Recode , you were asked why Facebook would allow an organization to post a conspiracy theory claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged. While you implied that Facebook would act more quickly to take down harassment directed at Sandy Hook victims than, say, the posts of Holocaust deniers, that is not our experience. In fact, you went on to suggest that this type of content would continue to be protected and that your idea for combatting incendiary content was to provide counterpoints to push “fake news” lower in search results. Of course, this provides no protection to us at all. It would require people writing articles and making posts about our family and the massacre in the same quantity and read and spread by the same numbers as those who post and publish the hoax content. Since few are writing about a school shooting from six years ago, especially when other mass shootings have followed, only the Sandy Hook “hoax” information appears and is spread, giving increased credence to the hateful, dangerous content. If your goal is


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Walmart's partnership with Waymo is a backhanded swipe at Amazon

Customers who decide to use Waymo rides will also get a discount on groceries when they place orders on Waymo cars will transport customers to Walmart, where they'll simply pick up their pre-ordered and paid for groceries, and head home via robot chauffeur. Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service to 800 stores by the end of the year, and now it looks like Waymo could play a role in that.

iPhone gobbles up 8 of 10 top-selling smartphone spots for Q2 | Cult of Mac

Android saw its market share fall from 65.5 percent to 61.1 percent in the US. In China, Android now has 80.4 percent of the market share, but iPhone X is the top selling smartphone. The iPhone X accounted for 5.3% of all smartphones sold in China, making it the top selling smartphone in the country for every month since November.

13 dog gadgets you absolutely must get for your furry friend

I wonder how dogs feel about shedding. Are they aware of how their hair inconveniently sticks to almost every surface and article of clothing their human owns? This glove could be the solution: It will gather clumps of hair as you pet your doggo. It's also super gentle, so you don't have to worry about irritating your dog's skin or taking out unnecessary fur. Get rid of your basic brush and pick up this handy product for $11.

61% of tech workers feel underpaid, especially at these 20 companies

"Though tech employees often make far more than workers in other industries, many of these employees live and work in the Bay Area, the most expensive region in the United States," according to a blog post detailing the results. "The cost of living in Silicon Valley or San Francisco has become so high that even tech employees making six figure salaries at the most desirable companies claim that they are struggling to afford a home and raise a family. The high cost of living in the industry's hub may be one explanation why so many survey participants claimed that they are underpaid."

Siri's IQ scores higher in Loup Ventures' annual test of virtual assistants

Loup Ventures annually peppers the various digital assistants with five categories of questions and when it comes to accuracy and comprehension of a user’s question, Google Assistant remains the best. Siri, however, is right behind Google while Amazon’s Alex and Cortana lags behind in that order.

Documents is the best file management app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #42]

For the last few years, discussions about whether you can do “real work” on iOS have circled the internet. One of the most commonly cited issues with iOS was the lack of a file browser. In iOS 11, Apple gave us the files app, but it suffers from some major limitations. Documents by Readdle takes the file management on iOS to the next level.

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46 China's Pinduoduo prices U.S. IPO at top of range, raises $1.6...

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo Inc ( PDD.O ) priced its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at $19 per American depositary share (ADS), raising $1.63 billion in the second-biggest U.S. float by a Chinese firm this year, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Google Unveils Titan Security Key and More at Cloud Next

The biggest day two announcement is the new Titan Security Key, which is based on the custom Titan chip Google announced at last year's Cloud Next conference. The low-power microcontroller was designed to establish a hardware root of trust, meaning another layer of secure authentication. The Titan Security Key is that capability made real in a physical device. The FIDO -approved security key is built with firmware developed by Google to provide a phishing-resistant second factor of authentication for IT admins and other high-value users in an organization to protect against credential theft. Jess Leroy, Director of Product Management for Google Cloud Security, said the key breaks the connection for exploits like man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks and can come in Bluetooth or USB versions to automatically authenticate and exchange certifications. For admins, Leroy said all they have to do is check a box in their dashboard that enables "Use Titan Security Keys for this app." Google employees have been using the USB keys internally since last year to prevent phishing, but Titan Security Keys are available now to Google Cloud customers and will soon be available for purchase on the Google Store.

Bluetooth security flaw requires updating to recent iOS, macOS versions | Cult of Mac

Many people are slow about updating the operating system on their phone or laptop, sometimes from fear of bugs. But a security flaw in Bluetooth requires updating to recent versions of iOS or macOS to fix.

11 tweets from 'I've Pet That Dog' that will make you whole again

We've fawned over Kidd's account before, but we've decided to create a round up of our favorite pettings. These are the best tweets from I've Pet That Dog in no particular order because you can't compare these pure-hearted canines. It just wouldn't be right.

These are the six colors rumored for this year’s LCD iPhone | Cult of Mac

Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is likely to be the least exciting of the company’s 2018-era handsets from a features and hardware perspective. However, it’s also bound to be the cheapest of Apple’s new iPhones and, if you believe the rumors, will feature one other big selling point: color.

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55 Game of Thrones' final season to debut 'first half' of 2019
56 HQ Trivia launches down under with new Australian host
57 eToro changes the DNA of investing — through machine learning
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63 Smartest voice assistants: Siri beats Alexa but Google prevails for now
64 Facebook lost one million monthly active users to GDPR
65 Google made the Titan Key to toughen up your online security
66 Qualcomm investors cheer end of NXP deal doomed by China-U.S. tensions
67 Microsoft broke its own rules to reinvent the cardboard box
68 YouTube removes multiple Alex Jones videos for hate speech
69 PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates; forecast falls short
70 Senator Asks US Government to Remove Flash From Federal Sites, Computers
71 'PUBG Mobile' adds fast-paced War Mode and clans
72 Facebook Revenue Falls Short of Expectations
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74 Dropbox still faces questions over claims of improper data sharing
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76 Facebook stock falls 24 percent on forecast for slowing growth,...
77 Coinbase users can convert crypto into gift cards
78 Apple's next iPhone will use only Intel modems, Qualcomm says
79 Qualcomm Plans to Abandon NXP Deal
80 Detective Pikachu Movie Moves to Warner Bros. - IGN
81 'The Late Show' has its own version of the secret Trump-Cohen tape
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83 HBO Boss Says Network Won't Change Following Merger - IGN
84 Sorry, the new LCD iPhone may not ship until October
85 NASA's Hubble telescope delivers new space stunners
86 Paleolithic Toothache: Oldest Dentistry Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Tooth of Young Man
87 Glass is the Third Act We Always Wanted for Unbreakable - IGN
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