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Amazon wants to hire you, and 49,999 others, to pack stuff

The company will hold what it calls "the nation's largest job fair" at 10 fulfillment centers across the US.

Elon Musk Shows Off The Boring Company Car Elevator

The SpaceX and Tesla CO on Wednesday posted an Instagram video showing how his congestion-avoiding underground tunnel project is coming along.

Silicon Valley’s sudden obsession with making TV shows

Watch this space -- your next favorite TV show could be in your newsfeed.

This Denim Company Thinks Blue Jeans Can Go Green And Still Be Affordable

DSTLD is one of a slew of “ethical” fashion companies trying to minimize their environmental impact, guarantee living wages, and keep their prices low.

Sorry, space cats, this interactive A-Ha video is the best use of ARKit we’ve seen

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Tim Cook takes high road after Trump's transgender military ban | Cult of Mac

U.S. President Donald Trump revealed today on Twitter that he is reversing former President Barack Obama’s decision to allow transgender men and women to serve in the military. And he’s already drawing tons of fire from Silicon Valley.

Apple supplier Foxconn announces plan for Wisconsin display factory

Foxconn, supplier to companies like Apple, BlackBerry, Nintendo and Microsoft, formally announced its plans to open a factory in Wisconsin, which is part of a $10 billion investment in production in America. The Taiwanese company's upcoming facility in the American Midwest is expected to employ at least 3,000 people and potentially increase to 13,000 total jobs, a win for Trump's agenda to return manufacturing jobs to the US.

Cochlear Unveils New Hearing Implants That Work Directly with iPhone

Apple has partnered with Cochlear to bring the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant. Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor implant was also approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June.

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Moody’s Daily Credit Risk Score is a 1-10 score of a company’s credit risk, based on an analysis of the firm’s balance sheet and inputs from the stock market. The score provides a forward-looking, one-year measure of credit risk, allowing investors to make better decisions and streamline their work ow. Updated daily, it takes into account day-to-day movements in market value compared to a company’s liability structure.

SNES Classic pre-orders from Walmart were all cancelled

Excited SNES Classic pre-order buyers got some bad news on Wednesday in the form of an email from Walmart. Apparently, a recent blink-and-miss-it pre-order opportunity for Nintendo's upcoming mini-console was a mistake, and all orders have been cancelled.

Meg Whitman is stepping down from HP's board

“HP has now been a standalone company for almost two years and I’m proud to have helped get the company off to a great start,” Whitman said in a company release. “The HP board is among the most diverse in our industry, and the company has established a proven track record of successfully delivering on its commitments. I’m very confident in Dion’s continued vision and leadership as well as Chip’s ability to help guide the organization.”

Slack Is Raising $250 Million From SoftBank, Others

Investors in the round are expected to value the San Francisco-based company, which sells software for workers to communicate with their colleagues, at more than $5 billion, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. Accel, a Silicon Valley venture firm, led the financing alongside SoftBank, the people said. Slack will also let employees and other shareholders sell equity to investors as part of the deal, the people said.

BetterWorks CEO to step down following accusations of assault, sexual harassment

Kris Duggan is stepping down from his role as CEO of BetterWorks — a Silicon Valley HR startup — following accusations of assault and sexual harassment . Duggan will transition to the role of president, but serve as acting-CEO while the board of directors searches for a replacement.

Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes

Microsoft’s cloud business is making two notable moves involving containers Wednesday — unveiling a new service that aims to make it much easier to get up and running with containers, and joining a key industry foundation that oversees the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration project.

Microsoft will now pay up to $250,000 for Windows 10 security bugs

Microsoft will now pay up to $250,000 for severe Hyper-V vulnerabilities, and security bugs in Microsoft Edge or Windows 10 preview builds will fetch up to $15,000. “Security is always changing and we prioritize different types of vulnerabilities at different points in time,” explains a Microsoft spokesperson in a blog post. “Microsoft strongly believes in the value of the bug bounties, and we trust that it serves to enhance our security capabilities.”

Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software in global push

The free version lacks some of the premium features users can purchase for $50 annually per device, including virtual private network (VPN), parental controls and extra protection for online financial transactions. Kaspersky claims that its free software option is light on ads, though users may be paying for the uncluttered interface by providing user data to Kaspersky.

Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors including: our ability to retain or increase users and engagement levels; our reliance on advertising revenue; our dependency on mobile operating systems, networks, and standards that we do not control; risks associated with new product development and their introduction as well as other new business initiatives; our emphasis on user growth and engagement and the user experience over short-term financial results; competition; litigation; privacy and regulatory concerns; risks associated with acquisitions; security breaches; and our ability to manage growth and geographically-dispersed operations. These and other potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted are more fully detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 4, 2017 , which is available on our Investor Relations website at investor.

'Overwatch' League pros guaranteed at least $50,000 a year plus benefits

Players on Overwatch teams outside the Overwatch League aren’t guaranteed a spot on a roster if their team owner buys an Overwatch League team spot. Although Overwatch League team owners _can_ sign players from their previous team organization, players have the ability to sign with a different team if they see fit.

Russian National And Bitcoin Exchange Charged In 21-Count Indictment For Operating Alleged International Money Laundering Scheme And Allegedly Laundering Funds From Hack Of Mt. Gox

According to the indictment unsealed today, BTC-e, founded in 2011, was one of the world’s largest and most widely used digital currency exchanges.  The indictment alleges that BTC-e allowed its users to trade in the digital currency “Bitcoin” with high levels of anonymity.  The indictment alleges that although Bitcoin has known legitimate uses, the virtual currency, like cash, can be used to facilitate illicit transactions and to launder criminal proceeds.  According to the indictment, since its inception, Vinnik and others developed a customer base for BTC-e that was heavily reliant on criminals, including by not requiring users to validate their identity, obscuring and anonymizing transactions and source of funds, and by lacking any anti-money laundering processes. The indictment alleges BTC-e was operated to facilitate transactions for cybercriminals worldwide and received the criminal proceeds of numerous computer intrusions and hacking incidents, ransomware scams, identity theft schemes, corrupt public officials, and narcotics distribution rings.  Thus, the indictment alleges, BTC-e was used to facilitate crimes ranging from computer hacking, to fraud, identity theft, tax refund fraud schemes, public corruption, and drug trafficking.

Wild Rabbits Caught Hitchhiking on Sheep to Escape Flood

Well here’s something you don’t see everyday—wild rabbits riding on the backs of sheep to flee rising floodwaters. The remarkable scene was captured by a New Zealand farmer who said he’s never witnessed anything quite like it.

Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto

Waze is finally where it should have been years ago: part of Android Auto. An update to Android brings the road warrior's favorite to Google's in-car system, opening it up to any vehicle that supports the bring-your-own-infotainment solution. Ahead of today's launch we got a chance to drive around in a Chevy Cruze with a beta version of Waze on Android Auto, and even with a few bugs, frankly, it's already better than the smartphone version.

Why Evolution should be the default Linux email client

The same thing holds true with the email client. Take a look across the vast distribution landscape and count the number of "default" clients. This could easily become a point of contention for new users. Certainly you can install just about any supporting email client on nearly any distribution—but new users shouldn't have to do that. And that many Linux distributions default to an email client that is not ready for business prime time, is an issue that should be addressed. Consider this, for the longest time a Windows desktop could be deployed in either a home or business environment and (with little modification) it would function just fine. The same thing holds true for MacOS. Linux, on the other hand, needs some additional pieces such that it can pull off that same functionality within that same environment.

Nintendo’s earnings buoyed by strong Switch console and game sales

On the game side, Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains the top hit for the Switch, with 3.92 million copies sold to date (almost one per console out there), while the re-released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a near second with 3.54 million. Arms is off to a good start with 1.18 million sales, and indications are that Splatoon 2 is also doing well in the early going, which is bound to help Nintendo grow its Switch-derived revenue vs. the console’s earliest days, when there wasn’t much in the way of top-tier software available for the console.

John Powell Becomes the Third Person to Score a Live Action Star Wars Movie

Hiring Powell marks a pretty significant step ahead in the filmmaking process for the rocky film, which has been shooting for several weeks now under the new director. It doesn’t necessarily speak to what the film is going to sound like, as Powell has done dozens of films with radically different scores. He’s versatile and a strong addition to the franchise.

George Takei has a scathing message for Trump about banning trans people from the military

"Trump is banning all transgenders from the military. To those who believed Trump would be a friend to LGBTs, time to admit you were conned," Takei then tweeted . "Donald: With your ban on trans people from the military, you are on notice that you just pissed off the wrong community. You will regret it," he wrote, before also poking Merriam Webster awake for some Twitter trolling.

LIVE: Facebook Q2 earnings

Facebook beat Wall Street's expectations across the board for its second quarter earnings on Wednesday. But shares dipped roughly 4%.

Guy scored his first Tinder date using a poem and we are as surprised as he is

Apparently they do, at least for this one lucky guy on Tinder. Reddit user Geecher posted a screenshot of a very successful interaction he recently had on the dating app, with the title, "Huh, I've been on tinder for a while and was always too chicken to actually ask a girl on a date. This time built the courage and I did it. This'll be my first tinder date."

Roku beats Google, Amazon and Apple with streaming users

In a related announcement, market research firm NPD says Chinese TV maker TCL is now ranked fifth in unit sales in 2017, on the strength of 72 percent year-over-year growth. "Our award-winning TCL Roku TVs have raised the bar for the smart TV experience," says Chris Larson, Senior Vice President at TCL. The company's Roku TVs also continue to top Amazon's best sellers list .

Love lives of the rich and the famous: verified Twitter users have their own dating app

Twitter users can submit a request to gain a blue tick, and for requests to verify individual accounts the social media site says it needs a copy of official government-issued photo ID such as a passport or driver’s license.

Don’t try to be the next Silicon Valley

Does your city suffer from Silicon Valley envy? If you want to do something about it, experts from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT agree on one thing you should not do — try to become the next Silicon Valley.

Open Letter: Seriously, Roomba, now you're spying on us? | ZDNet

It's not just that iRobot might sell maps of our homes, it's the security implications of what can happen if this oh-so-private information gets into the wrong hands.

Facebook revenue soars as mobile advertising sales boom

F acebook shares hit an all-time high in after-hours trading on Thursday, after it said it enjoyed a 45pc surge in revenue in its recently-ended quarter thanks to continued dominance in the mobile video advertising market.

Here are just a few of the trans soldiers who keep your dumb ass alive, Donald Trump

It's unclear what the actual policy implications of Trump's tweetstorm will be, seeing as how it takes more than a few steps for a tweet to become policy. The American public and trans members of the military (who are preparing for the worst) were largely caught off guard. Even the Department of Defense — who, you know, is supposed to be in charge of this whole thing — appears to have been blindsided.

China's Baidu enters strategic partnership with Paypal to tap Chinese tourists

BEIJING (Reuters) - Baidu Inc said on Friday that it has entered a strategic agreement with PayPal Holdings Inc to tap overseas merchants as Chinese tech companies ramp up the fight for overseas payment partnerships.

Trump talks about being on Mount Rushmore, internet has a blast

Without missing a beat, Twitter users went in on Trump, mocking his attacks on the media and the fact that he's already talking about a potential spot on Rushmore after only six months of serving the country.

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Windows 10’s latest preview links an Android phone to a PC

Alongside these new phone features, Microsoft is also enhancing Cortana in this latest Windows 10 preview. You’ll be able to view Cortana results within the digital assistant, and without having to launch a web browser. This works with movies, stock prices, weather, flight status, and other searches that have quick answers. Cortana will also now support “Hey Cortana, restart PC” or shutdown, lock, or simply sign out.

This Jay-Z '4:44' theory about Solange and the elevator fight will leave you shook

Jay-Z is a clever dude, so either this is an intentional decision just not disclosed to fans or just one of the craziest happenstance—particularly because the number '4' has significance in the Knowles-Carter world. Both Beyoncé and Jay were born on the fourth of their respective months, married on April 4, 2008 (eight divided by two is, you guessed it, four), and named their daughter Blue Ivy—Ivy also being 'IV,' the roman numeral for four, which they also have tattooed on their ring fingers.


Apple has been ordered to feed a recognized patent troll hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing on a patent that has to do with technology built into its A-series mobile processors. Initially Apple was on the hook for $234 million, owed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) after it won a patent dispute against the Cupertino tech giant. However, a judge this week more than doubled the fine by tacking on an additional $272 million. U.S District Judge William Conley in Madison ruled that Apple owed additional damages plus interest because it continued to infringe on the patent all the way up until it expired in 2016. WARF is reportedly a non-practicing entity that exists only currently by defending its patents in litigation. The lawsuit filed in 2014 involves U.S. Patent No. 5,871,752 , which describes the use of a predictor circuit that can help processors run more efficiently. WARF claimed the technology was used in Apple's A7, A8, and A8X processors that power the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and various iterations of the iPad. Apple is not commenting on the matter, though it's being reported that Apple plans to fight and appeal the ruling.

Facebook Profit Jumps 71%

The company on Wednesday said profit spiked 71% in the second quarter. While growth is still rapid, Facebook warned that the number of ads in the news feed—its primary source of revenue—is hitting a ceiling.

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Meizu's new flagship puts a display on the back of your phone

These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy

How much do you value your privacy and security? Researchers at Black Hat found a series of phones that are secretly sending data to Chinese servers.

TSA requires separate screening of devices larger than a phone

While this doesn't take effect immediately (the TSA notes that the program will be rolled out in coming weeks and months at domestic airports), you should plan on all electronics larger than a cell phone that are in your carry on bags being screened separately the next time you fly. It's important to note, though, that TSA Precheck passengers will be exempt from these extra security measures. If getting through airport security with minimal hassle is your top priority, then now's the time to shell out for this extra service.

UK plans to stop sale of all diesel, petrol cars from 2040 | ZDNet

"Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible," a government spokesman told the publication. "That is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3bn programme to clean up dirty air around our roads."

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This Netflix-connected cross-trainer cuts off your TV when you don’t work out hard enough

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Cannabis is a poised to become a billion dollar cash-crop for Silicon Valley

Why Wouldn't You Want a Dinosaur to Hold Your Tacos?

If you can think of a better (and more charming) way to keep your crispy-shell tacos upright, with their toppings safely insides, I’m happy to hear it, but I think I’ll be waiting a long time. Oh, and if crispy shells ain’t your bag, I think this little guy would do a bang up job keeping a Naked Chicken Chalupa vertical, and that alone makes him worth our while. Basically, I love the Tricerataco and will accept no criticism of him.

Samsung hits record quarterly profit on back of semiconductor business | ZDNet

For its other business segments, consumer electronics was down 1 percent in sales, and 68 percent in profit; while its display panel business saw its profit jump to 1.7 trillion won from 0.14 trillion won a year ago, and its sales increase 20 percent to 7.7 trillion won.

A Comprehensive Guide to Ordering Eggs at a Diner

“How would you like your eggs?” isn’t a question that should cause you panic, yet it’s possible that you may not be egg-ercising all your options, especially if all you’ve ever known is scrambled.

Google's Pixel 2 could be the next major smartphone to ditch the headphone jack

If true, it'll be interesting to see if Google also announces some value proposition to removing the headphone jack, like tech that's designed to make it easier to connect to wireless headphones. When Apple ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it at least offered wireless headphones with its W1 chip that truly make them less of a hassle to pair and connect to your Apple devices.

Watch a bunch of jewelry robbers fail miserably

A jewelry store in Malaysia shared security footage of a smash and grab gone wrong, and the internet is loving how bad the robbers look in the clip.

Angelina Jolie admits that 'things got bad' with Brad Pitt

The piece is filled with riveting details regarding Jolie's film for Netflix First They Killed My Father, a movie based on the life of Jolie's dear friend Loung Ung. It's clear that Jolie can speak forever about Cambodia, her son's relationship with his country, and her friend—in addition to her health (she reveals a bell's palsy diagnosis) and women's health.

Note from dog sitter perfectly demonstrates the struggle of owning a pup

"Ella only ate half her food," the note reads. "I tried giving it to her several times, but after my final attempt she farted on me & ran away, so I guess she wasn't hungry."

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