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Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon 9 rocket to the space station after a month-long break

After a month-long break from spaceflight, SpaceX will attempt to launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets to the International Space Station this afternoon. The rocket is set to launch from Cape...

Blizzard Is Remastering StarCraft in 4K

The gameplay will be exactly the same, but everything else is receiving a major upgrade.

GM's Cruise employees test autonomous ride-sharing app

Cruise Automation, the self-driving startup acquired by General Motors last year, is already operating an autonomous ride-sharing service in San Francisco.

100 people share their fave porn genre and you can probably guess what's number one

"MILF...because I'm a MILF."

John Oliver: 'Idiot' Trump can't even disavow Nazis

"It is almost impossible to screw it up. But that's exactly what happened."

Gaming superstars talk about what it was like to be famous in South Korea

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Jabil and eyeSight to keep an eye on you in the self-driving future

Jabil and eyeSight have announced a partnership to develop ‘next-generation’ driver monitoring and gesture control solutions for automotive customers.

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Google cancels neo-Nazi site's registration in a matter of hours

It's unclear where the site will try to register next, although it's safe to say that any major domain registration service is going to balk at the idea from now on. However, the incident does highlight one of the pitfalls of automated domain transfers like Google's, which can switch a site over in a matter of minutes. They're convenient for the vast majority of users, but they can be problematic when egregious offenders transfer domains with little warning.

Pandora appoints Sling TV's Roger Lynch as CEO

In short, Lynch knows a bit about how to attract and retain users, which Pandora will desperately need, as its premium subscription service had only secured about 400,000 users total by June, while Spotify claimed 50 million paid subscribers back in March. But Lynch won't be the only new face at the company: Former Sony Entertainment CEO and current Snap, Inc chairman Michael Lynton will be joining Pandora's board at the same time.

Google cancels neo-Nazi site's registration after move from GoDaddy

Attempts to reach the website, which has been called the " top hate site in America ," weren't completed and sometimes hung at a screen from Cloudflare, which provides security from DDoS attacks to the site. Other times, the site displayed a message from Andrew Anglin, the site's publisher, saying it was experiencing an outage.

Fitbit's new smartwatch to open its own app store

Fitbit has confirmed the company’s next smartwatch will come with a software development kit (SDK) for developers, and users will be able to download apps from a dedicated store.

What will the 'iPhone 8' really be called?

But "iPhone Pro" would be the first-ever use of that name -- a nice nod to its "newness" -- and the Pro designation as "king of the hill" would line up with everyone's general understanding of Apple's product lines. The only problem is that it somehow sounds "unfun" -- like a phone that's destined for you to toil away on work-related tasks.

Facebook Messenger gets Spotify music suggestions

Facebook Messenger now comes with Spotify recommendations when music is mentioned in a conversation, as it appears Messenger has integrated the music service’s bot with suggestions by intelligent assistant M.

Official Galaxy Note 8 video tease is out

The teaser video shows off plenty of vague buzzwords, but it also centers around the S-Pen stylus, the Galaxy Note series' defining feature. A blue animation of the S Pen, flies in from the left to cross out concepts like "big" and point to a more ambitious concept, like "bigger." So, "step" becomes "leap" and "think" becomes "do." At the end, Samsung calls out the August 23 Unpacked event in New York and supplies a hashtag: #DoWhatYouCant.


A message to the 'oppressed' white male supremacists in America

There’s something extraordinary about the sight of a mob in sportswear carrying store-bought torches. I saw the pictures and the videos: pleated khakis trundling bravely through a nearly deserted campus, chanting real actual Nazi slogans, giving confident and well-practiced Sieg Heils, unmolested by police; perhaps not defended by pundits from right or centre, but always carefully criticised in such a way as to make clear the other side has its trouble spots too.

Security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty, returns to Twitter

After being nabbed by the FBI while leaving DefCon, the security researcher who singlehandedly neutralized the WannaCry malware attack earlier this year is back online. Marcus Hutchins , a.k.a. @malwaretech, appeared for his arraignment at a federal court in Wisconsin on Monday where he entered a not guilty plea and successfully argued that he should be allowed internet access. Hutchins faces six charges related to his alleged involvement in the Kronos banking malware in 2014.

Swift creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain after Tesla Autopilot stint

Lattner, who worked for more than a decade on low-level software and systems at Apple, revealed in June that he wasn’t going to be staying on at Tesla after finding that it wasn’t “a good fit.” Lattner then joked that his resume was “easy to find online,” and noted his top qualification: Seven years of Swift experience, which is the longest anyone not on his immediate team at Apple can reasonably claim without outright lying.

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson Create Connected Car Data Consortium

Denso, Ericsson, Intel, NTT Docomo, and Toyota have formed the Automotive Edge Computing consortium, a new association dedicated to building an ecosystem for connected car data.


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Travis Kalanick is undermining Uber's search for a new CEO, says the investor that's suing him

“A number of people have asked why we took legal action before giving Travis the chance to sign these amendments. The fact is that we did give him a chance.… We were asked to postpone any filing and assured that efforts would be made to get these changes made without a lawsuit,” the letter said. "We waited and waited, watching as things deteriorated even further. Eventually, we felt that we could no longer wait and took action."

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is stepping down from Trump’s advisory board

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is the latest chief executive to step down from President Donald Trump’s jobs advisory board, and the first among the remaining tech industry leaders to do so following the attacks perpetuated by white supremacists and affiliated groups during a Charlottesville, Virginia rally this past weekend.

Leaked Microsoft memo points to high initial return rates for Surface Book & Surface Pro 4

Problems with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 may be responsible for Consumer Reports's recent decision not to recommend the Surface line as a whole, a leaked Microsoft memo suggests. Return rates for the Surface Book hit 17 percent at launch and stayed above 10 percent for the following six months, according to the memo by Microsoft's corporate VP Panos Panay, obtained by Paul Thurott. Returns for the Pro 4 hit 16 percent at launch, but fell under 10 percent a little over a month later. Microsoft was one of the earliest adopters of Intel's "Skylake" processors, used in the Book and Pro 4, and Thurrott said that senior Microsoft officials complained about their bugginess. Those issues reportedly led to a decision to push ARM support in Windows 10, and as well as a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Lenovo, in which Nadella asked how the latter was coping with Skylake reliability problems —only to be told there weren't any. In truth, Microsoft's custom drivers and settings were responsible, one source told Thurrott. The latest Surface devices —the Surface Laptop and the fifth-generation Surface Pro —are allegedly stopgap solutions meant to improve reliability, and have supposedly delayed the release of a mobile device codenamed "Andromeda," as well as a new Surface Hub, the latter now expected in 2019.

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Apple might not ship very many HomePods in 2017, report says

"Inventec Appliances will likely only ship some 500,000 units of HomePod this year, and the device's contribution to the group's revenue will be less than 1 percent," said Arthur Liao, an analyst at Taipei-based Fubon Securities in the Nikkei Asian Review article.

U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp's ( MSFT.O ) LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public.

'Deadpool 2' stunt person dead following motorcycle accident on set

We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.

Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

New research released in a special Geological Society publication series identifies 91 new volcanoes in a region known as the West Antarctic Rift System, a 2,200-mile-long (3,500 km) area that extends from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf to the Antarctic Peninsula. All of these volcanoes are buried beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, some as deep as two miles. They range in size from 325 to 12,600 feet (100-3,850 meters), the largest being as tall as the Eiger in Switzerland.

Behind the lies of Holocaust denial

"There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies," says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers — and their deliberate distortion of history. Lipstadt encourages us all to go on the offensive against those who assault the truth and facts. "Truth is not relative," she says.

Apple seeds sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 & macOS High Sierra [u]

Apple on Monday issued its sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS High Sierra, paving the way for full launches due this fall.

That one 'Game of Thrones' moment has Twitter buzzing

HBO's "Game of Thrones" just keeps getting juicier, as the show frantically tries to move a complicated plot along with just two episodes left in this second-to-the-last season. Sunday's episode was an especially jam-packed one, with death by dragon, a revelation from Cersei (could she be faking it?), a Tyrion-Jaime reunion, the return of The Hound and much more.

Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link

Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section on mobile that includes its own link in the app’s main navigation. This follows the company’s  earlier announcement this spring  of a redesign for Trending Topics, an increasingly important part of Facebook’s social network, where it tracks the news stories that are buzzing across its service. That redesign is now rolling out to users on iPhone and Android devices in the U.S., while the added navigational link to Trending News became available on iPhone over the past few weeks, and is in testing on Android, Facebook tells us.

Airbnb's preferred smart lock vendor accidentally bricks 500 door-locks

Airbnb's preferred smart lock vendor accidentally bricks 500 door-locks

Google cancels neo-Nazi site's registration after move from GoDaddy

Attempts to reach the website, which has been called the " top hate site in America ," weren't completed and sometimes hung at a screen from Cloudflare, which provides security from DDoS attacks to the site. Other times, the site displayed a message from Andrew Anglin, the site's publisher, saying it was experiencing an outage.

6 weird things that happen during an eclipse

Corona rainbows happens when the air is full of water molecules. "During the eclipse in 1999, I was watching in Cornwall, England," said Bender. "It was a completely overcast and rainy day. Leading up to the eclipse, you couldn't see the sun at all. Three minutes before totality, the sun started to peak though, and with one minute to go, clouds dissipated and the entire sky opened up. We lucked out, but the best was yet to come.  Even though the rain had stopped, there was still so much water vapor in the air. When the sun eclipsed, the corona was full of tiny rainbows! Imagine seeing the stunning corona in full color! I have never seen that since, but anything is possible. You just don't know how it will play out."

Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programs — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week Google made an acquisition this week to help it along with its own efforts in this area.

Twitter pulls the plug on The Daily Stormer too

Twitter suspends accounts for a number of reasons including spam, security of the account is at risk or if the user engages in abusive behavior. When asked for comment, a company spokeswoman said Twitter doesn't comment on individual accounts but its rules "prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies."

Nokia 8 phone was built to help you overshare

The focus on livestreaming underscores where the new Nokia is headed as it targets a younger crowd more likely to use the feature on Snapchat or Instagram. It marks the latest comeback attempt from the brand, which was once the largest phone maker in the world by far but was ultimately crushed by newer players like Apple, Google and Samsung.

Twitter users are calling out participants in the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies

The rallies in Charlottesville, which brought together an assortment of neo-nazi, white supremacist, and “alt-right” organizations to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee ended in tragedy late Saturday afternoon when Heather Heyer, a resident of Charlottesville, Va., was struck and killed by a car driven by a participant in the white nationalist marches.

Welcome To The Third Nuclear Era: Trump And The Point Of No Return

Given how chaotic Trump’s six-month rule has been, it is tempting to label Trump’s rhetoric as a distraction–but a domestic American distraction does not translate abroad. North Korea’s bloody leadership, upon hearing Trump’s threat of “fire and fury”, is not going to think, “Oh, Trump’s just trying to divert the U.S. media from the Russia scandal” but will instead accept his words as a threat. Their vow to take out Guam, however abhorrent, was in response to a statement from the President of the United States.

'League of Legends' pro blames bad performance on ... something sexual

Because I caught a cold before, I asked to be subbed out for the sake of the club’s results. The club maintained its winning streak, so it wasn’t necessary for me to play, and I let myself indulge in sensual pleasures for a while. This led to me playing poorly in solo queue, but last week we lost, so I started to adjust myself to a more abstinent lifestyle. After about two days, I had already adjusted myself (to abstinence). Those of you only watching the news shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment on me. It’s incorrect. You can check on my results in Korean solo queue rather than take my word for it. I will continue to play and try to correct this matter.

That cellular Apple Watch? Guess who says it's coming now

Kuo also suggests there won't be any major redesign to the body of the watch itself. It should ship in the same 38mm and 42mm form factors as it does today, according to the report. Bloomberg previously wrote that the watch may arrive on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in the United States, but Kuo didn't confirm those or offer any other details.

See Windows 10's new look: Microsoft's Fluent Design System in action

This new look will be phased in over time, with the first iteration of Fluent design already popping up in some apps, and due to be more widely introduced with the release of the Fall Creators Update in October. Fluent Design will not just inform the look and feel of Windows, but Microsoft has also released guidelines so third-party developers can incorporate it into their software.

'Sonic Mania' reviews say this is the game fans have been waiting on for ages

The zones aren’t the only things to get an overhaul, either. Reworked Sonic stages look more beautiful than ever, packed with vibrant color and dazzling visual flourishes, while the new zones’ artstyle meshes perfectly with the 2D pixel art of classic Sonic. Everything, down to the smallest of background elements, is more detailed and features more movement than ever before. That goes for the enemies, too — Eggman’s new “hard-boiled heavies” are depicted with lots of quirky personality, making them interesting and unique villains without speaking a shred of dialogue. The soundtrack is also top-notch, packed with remixes of classic Sonic tunes alongside all-new compositions.

Microsoft Office users beware: New malware comes through PowerPoint email attachment

Trend Micro research has identified a new malware threat that presents itself in the form of a malicious PPSX file attachment. Here's what professionals should look out for.

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Target agrees to buy software firm Grand Junction to compete with Amazon

The Best Laptops of 2017

Walk down any laptop aisle and you'll notice that the selection of laptops has become dramatically thinner and sleeker. Each of these wafer-thin systems represents a new vision for ultraportable computing: a no-compromises laptop light enough that you'll forget it's in your briefcase, with a long-lasting battery that will keep you working even when no power outlet is available. Fast storage, whether by way of a full 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) or, more affordably, 32GB to 64GB of eMMC flash, give these ultraportables the ability to resume work in seconds after being idle or asleep for days. Intel's marketing focus has migrated to the convertible-hybrid laptops and detachable-hybrid tablets that it refers to as 2-in-1 devices (see the next section for more information), but ultraportables are still a distinct category.

Microsoft Exec Insists Surface Products Don't Suck in Leaked Memo

It’s totally unsurprising that Panay’s internal comments paint a rosier picture of the company’s track record. Elsewhere in the memo he writes, “[We] have put together a comprehensive set of data that reflects the strength of our quality and our customer sentiment, and will be working with partner organizations, including marketing, retail, and sales, to share that information broadly.” Getting this internal data out into the public is obviously a high priority for the company. This leaked memo contains just a slightly more detailed take on Panay’s initial blog post . In this day and age, an internal correspondence could give Microsoft’s talking points that extra level of credibility that jaded consumers are looking for.

How to Argue With a Snopes Denier

There was a time when Snopes was the most trusted mythbuster on the internet. Whatever dumb or funny or shocking thing you were laughing at, if somebody posted a Snopes link, the laughing stopped. You’d been had. Thanks, Snopes.

Snapchat's new AI could completely change the way we watch live events

The technology relies on people taking Snaps at the same time from a lot of different places. In the case of the Lorde concert, you only get snippets of full songs, and while the audio is seamless, the video jumping from person to person is disorientating. You also get the classic front facing shots of a random person's face.

Video: How to watch the solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event. TechRepublic's Teena Maddox explains how and where to to safely observe astronomical event.

For women in tech, mentoring matters

Right now we expect everyone who's interested in tech to follow one specific path. It's an old, singular trajectory where you get exposed to science or tech when you're young, you get excited about tech in high school, you enroll in AP classes so you're ready for intro classes in college, you start your second year curriculum on time and graduate in four years and go get your fancy job. That path is great for some people -- most of whom happen to be white and male -- but it shouldn't be the only way in. We're finally starting to recognize that not everyone gets interested in tech at the same point or in the same way. We also need to be creating pathways for the people who get interested in computing in other contexts and other times of their lives, many of whom are women and underrepresented minorities. If we can we give them alternate pathways into these fields -- through extracurricular programs showing kids how tech can solve problems in their communities, for example, or programs that help community college students move toward advanced degrees and into the industry -- I think we'll see a huge crop of young, diverse leaders in tech start to emerge.

Watch this Yankees fan's heart break as things go quickly south against the Red Sox

The Yankees faced off against the Red Sox last night in the rubber match of their series, and took a one run lead into the ninth inning. With one out in the inning, the Yanks' hard-throwing lefty Aroldis Chapman gave up a solo shot to Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers to tie the game.

Australian dad finds venomous snake just chilling next to baby's crib

According to the caption, a man had been vacuuming around the house when he spotted a snake next to his baby’s crib. He initially thought it was a brown snake, which are a highly venomous species of snakes found in Australia.

NBA star Hassan Whiteside launches CSI-like investigation into the death of a parrot

Whiteside took to Snapchat to document his findings and launch a CSI-inspired search into the bird's cause of death. Eyewitnesses include a pond of koi fish and a giant bull dog statue named Rosco, but when questioned, neither snitched. "They've been in the streets too long," according to Whiteside.

A rare white moose has been spotted and if you wanna freak out, that's cool

A rare white moose has been spotted and if you wanna freak out, that's cool

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54 4 arrested in connection with 'Game of Thrones' episode leak
55 Learn these 3 languages now if you want to become a data scientist
56 'League of Legends' developer loses lawsuit for using soccer player's likeness
57 This lawsuit could shut down neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer
58 Google is reportedly testing a long overdue UI update for Calendar
59 Behind the scenes of a sexbot factory
60 Pikachu Snapchat filter lets you turn yourself into a Pokémon | Cult of Mac
61 How to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive on a USB flash drive
62 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
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64 Begone, silicon: New semiconductors touted as the future for our chips | ZDNet
65 Tesla tows tiny house around Australia with Model X
66 The 4 types of cybersecurity threats and a formula to fight them
67 Apple HomePod manufacturer Inventec warns of limited quantities available at Dec. launch
68 Sci-fi sex on screen: Raunchy replicants and amorous aliens
69 A male employee claims he was fired after reporting sexual harassment at a $4 billion startup
70 GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear - BBC News
71 Sexbots want you in bed, but first they want to convince you they’re human
72 Google says it will ban neo-Nazi site after domain name switch
73 How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation
74 Google drops neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer in about 3 hours
75 CNN will livestream the solar eclipse in 360-degree 4K
76 Official Galaxy Note 8 video tease is out
77 Insta360's next camera may shoot orbiting video while stationary
78 America is too prudish for the flapping wangs of 'Conan Exiles,' apparently
79 Yes, You're Racist: Twitter user names Virginia protesters
80 'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix
81 ​The real success of AI will only come with treating workers well | ZDNet
82 Google drops domain hosting for infamous neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer
83 Opera Software discontinues Opera Max - gHacks Tech News
84 For women in tech, mentoring matters
85 Even your favorite tech reaches its retirement age
86 Sci-fi sex on screen: Raunchy replicants and amorous aliens
87 Mark Zuckerberg slams neo-Nazis and 'polarization' after Charlottesville
88 Apple is going to spend $1 billion to produce original television content
89 Facebook removed the event page for white nationalist 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville one day before it took place
90 The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade
91 Analyst Says Apple Watch Series 3 Will Have LTE and Non-LTE Versions, no Form Factor Change
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