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Logitech Wants to Ease Wrist, Arm Pain With New Ergonomic Mouse

If you suffer with wrist or arm pain while using a mouse, you might benefit from an ergonomic model like Logitech's new MX Vertical, which promises 10 percent less muscle strain and reduced wrist pressure for $100.

Huawei caught passing off a DSLR photo as a Nova 3 shot

In a recent advertisement, Huawei attempted to pass off a DSLR photo as shot by its Nova 3i phone, Android Police reported based on a tip-off from Redditor AbdullahSab3.

Aston Martin is recreating James Bond's DB5 from 'Goldfinger' — with gadgets

Good luck affording it, however.

Twitter should try a new approach to tackling misinformation already

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reluctant for the company to become 'the arbiter of truth.' But its lax approach to misinformation is growing stale fast.

I'm Putting Panasonic's Shoe Deodorizer On My Wish List -

Finally, a multinational electronics company that really gets me. Panasonic this month introduced a shoe deodorizer—the creatively named MS-DS100—with “nanoe X” technology that promises to remove “unpleasant shoe odors.” As described by the …

How Steve Jobs' impossible demands sparked Wi-Fi revolution | Cult of Mac

Steve Jobs was late and laid out a seemingly impossilbe task. A year later, Apple introduced the first commerical Wi-Fi laptop.

We are not worthy of Nicki Minaj's majestic VMAs performance

Colossal gold unicorns, gold metallic corsetry, and a gold winged throne.

Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

Costco recently completed a months-long nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, and as of Aug. 10, 750 of the company's big box stores support Apple's mobile payment platform at checkout.

What's on TV: 'Shenmue,' 'Follow This' and 'Sharp Objects'

Also: 'Guacamelee 2!,' 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?,' 'Safe Harbour,' and 'Ghoul.'

Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter is reluctant to fight fake news

Twitter's CEO says the company doesn't want to declare itself an 'arbiter of truth.'

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Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

Microsoft is bringing 'Minecraft: Education Edition' to the iPad, allowing the version of the block-based construction game for schools to be used via the iPad, giving educators another way to use the game in the classroom.

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Amazon Stops Selling the Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is no longer available to buy on Amazon's website, with only used buying options available. Amazon is stating it is sold out and no longer available, but it's unclear whether that situation will change or if it is gone forever. It looks likely to be permanent.

Fitbit's Charge 3 borrows smartwatch-like features for fitness enthusiasts | ZDNet

The Charge 3 will have access to the Fitbit watch face store, with faces customized for the screen of the Charge 3. More feature carryovers from Fitbit's smartwatch push include replying to text messages (Android only), female health tracking, calendar, alarms, timer, and weather (to name a few).

Logitech's vertical mouse could save your wrist

The MX Vertical looks like one of Logitech's modern mice flipped to its side, sitting atop a melted puddle of wax. It's unusual, for sure. But that design has a purpose. As your hand approaches it, your wrist turns slightly to fit into the thumb groove. Your fingers rest on the top buttons in a natural way. And your arm straightens out, so that you're not just controlling the mouse with the force of your wrist. Logitech calls the 57-degree angle of the MX Vertical a "natural handshake" orientation — holding it is almost effortless.


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Inside the visual effects factory where movie magic is made

MPC's work on Disney's 2016 version of The Jungle Book earned an Oscar. The entire jungle and all the animals were created with CG -- the only "real" thing in the movie is the young actor playing Mowgli, which meant he had to be filmed in such a way as to be carefully matched with the animated elements added later. So this shot, for example, begins with Mowgli hugging a model of one of his animal chums, filmed in front of a blue screen. This unaltered shot is known as a "plate".

EU reportedly ready to act against tech companies over terror content

The EU has dropped the voluntary approach to getting companies to delete terrorist propaganda and extremist violence and plans to institute fines for content not deleted within an hour of posting under draft regulations due to be published next month, the Times reported.

How to install InvoicePlane on Ubuntu 18.04

If you're looking for a self-hosted invoicing system for your one-man shop or small-to-medium-sized business, you can always turn to open source. Why? Because there are many solutions that perfectly meet this need. Such a solution is InvoicePlane . This particular take on the invoicing platform allows you to manage quotes, invoices, clients, and payments. The software is free and not too challenging to set up.

Buyer's remorse: Phones, tablets and more tech purchases we regret | ZDNet

Regrets, we've had a few. Exploding phones. Just plain useless phones. Unstable devices and not-very-smart devices. Hardware that was obsolete before we got it setup. Stuff we wish we'd never heard of.

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Coinbase files patent for freeze logic cryptocurrency wallet security | ZDNet

The cryptocurrency field was once based on decentralized transactions, trading, and a lack of monopoly when it comes to technology. However, according to Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong, patent filing is a necessary evil to keep cryptocurrency and blockchain-related technologies out of the hands of patent trolls -- especially as such trolls are likely to appear in the future in attempts to extract "hundreds of millions of dollars" from the platform.

Gmail Confidential Mode lets you send top-secret emails on your phone

Confidential Mode gives you tight control over the emails you send. You can set emails to expire after a set amount of time, similar to a Snapchat message, or take away someone's access to a confidential email at any time. The recipient won't be able to forward, copy, print or download a confidential message, but Google points out they can still take screenshots.

This is the date you can preorder your next iPhone | Cult of Mac

We already know quite a bit about the next-generation iPhones, and one of the remaining questions may have just been answered: when they’ll go on sale.

Nvidia reveals $800 GeForce RTX 2080 at Gamescom 2018

Ray tracing is the primary technology that's been used to create realistic rendering since the mid-1980s -- and with RTX, Nvidia says it has significantly reduced the most time consuming aspect of rendering. According to Huang, it would take 10 of Nvidia's previous-generation graphics card -- the GTX 1080Ti -- to keep up with Tensor.

How to become a DevOps engineer: A cheat sheet

"I have been in places where you're not actually allowed to say the word DevOps, because operations managers think it's code for getting fired," Sussna said. "I think it's important to emphasize that at its heart, DevOps is not about org chart changes—it doesn't mean everyone's title changes or you report to one manager. It means that the nature of your relationships with all of the other managers are parts of the organization changes."

Report: Google Chromecast Getting Bluetooth, Stronger Wi-Fi

As Variety reports, a new FCC filing details some hardware upgrades coming to the Chromecast. The new model will be enhanced with support for Bluetooth and a boost in strength for wireless connectivity. More specifically, the antenna inside the Chromecast is getting a "0.5mm trim" so as to increase the 5GHz antenna gain from 2.1dBi to 4dBi.

20 Fitbit's new Charge 3 fitness tracker lasts up to 7 days on a single charge

Fitbit's been blurring the lines between its fitness trackers and smartwatches and it's definitely tricky to figure out which wearable is right for you. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. Maybe you don't want a larger square screen with more smartwatch features. Or maybe you prefer the longer battery life on the Charge 3. Fitbit's offering choice. It's up to you to figure out which of its wearables fit into your lifestyle.

21 Japan trials AI and robots to boost English skills in schools

Under pressure to improve English skills among both teachers and students, Japan's Ministry of Education is turning to robots, according to NHK . Beginning in April, the ministry will launch a trial that will put English-speaking AI robots in around 500 schools throughout the country. The ministry will also reportedly make study apps and online conversation sessions with native English speakers available to students, and those efforts along with the robot initiative are all aimed at improving students' English communication skills.

Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series

In response to recent outcry at Reddit's Netflix community, which has largely been negative, Netflix's spokesperson indicated to Ars that the company was mindful of "chatter on social channels" but is focused far more squarely on how users interact with these new video ads. In other words, if users engage with these promotions, Netflix will likely roll them out to many more users. (The company's statement about "video previews" appears to indicate that user data drove those clips' spread across all platforms and devices.)

How to turn on gesture-based navigation in Android Pie

One such feature is gesture-based navigation. Not everyone will want this new feature, but those who do will love it. Thing is, in some instances, the feature may be disabled out of the box (which is surprising, considering this was to be the biggest update to the Android platform). Fortunately, it's very easy to enable and certainly worth the effort.

How to manage cloud security when providers and customers share responsibility

Who is responsible for cloud security: The service provider or the customer? Many people view it as a shared-responsibility relationship. Here are best practices for managing that relationship.

Demo at Black Hat 2018 of what corrupt data does to a Libelium Meshlium

Daniel Crowley: So, what we've got here is an exploit demo based on vulnerabilities that we found in the Libelium Meshlium. Now, the Meshlium is a system that hooks up various sensors, like this ultrasound sensor we have here, which senses distance, and in the case is sensing water levels based on distance. So, we've got this sensor system hooked up. Now, this is being used for a number of things around the world. For instance, it's being used in Spain to detect radiation levels around nuclear power plants for safety.

20+ reasons why PUBG works brilliantly on phones

And then there's the gyroscope. It sure is hard to snipe in PUBG Mobile compared to mouse-and-keyboard on PC, but we'd argue it's *easier* on phone than Xbox. Why? You can turn on gyro controls that let you simply nudge the phone in any direction for precise aiming.

How to use VBA to select an Excel range

Using VBA to perform some action on an Excel range is a frequent task, but to do so, you need a way to convey to VBA which cells you want to act upon. Using the Application's Selection property is probably the easiest (but not the only) way. In this article, I'll show you two macros: The first lets a user select a specific range before executing the macro; the second lets a user select the range before or after executing the macro. You can do most anything to the range; I chose to apply a fill color because it's simple and doesn't distract from the article's focus—the selection process.

What Is USB-C? An Explainer

USB-C is electrically compatible with older USB 3.0 ports, and, as we discussed above, is completely compatible with USB 3.1 ports. But because of the new style of port, adapters or cables with both of the required plugs are indeed required if you want to connect anything that doesn't have the USB-C plug. Sometimes a new laptop will come with these, in other cases you may have to purchase them separately. Apple, for instance, sells a variety of USB cables and adapters for connecting to other technologies such as Lightning ($25 for a 1-meter cable) or Ethernet ($34.95 for an adapter). You can also find a variety of these for PCs as well if you browse online retailers. Some even support older or more esoteric protocols, to ensure a device you have from years ago will work on today's hardware: It was easy to find USB-C–to–DVI adapters, for example, but we also came across one that split to two RS-232 serial connections.

The PC games and accessories we recommend to students

Lucky for you, we've picked out the right stuff to kit out your gaming rig. Battle royale games are all the rage, so if you haven't already, try out PUBG or the free-to-play Fortnite . Since tracking enemy footsteps is a big way to stay alive in those games, pick up a pair of Astro A20s for budget-friendly surround-sound. Whether it's Dorito crumbs or spilled soda, the durable Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard will put up with whatever happens in your dorm. And for you serious desktop PC players, we'll point out the best qualities of AMD and NVIDIA's midrange GPUs. (All told, we recommend three laptops in our guide.) It's gonna be a great year for study breaks. Find all that and lots more in our full selection of picks .

Possible Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 leaks suggest you can buy it next week

The rumor mill for Nvidia's eagerly anticipated Turing-based GeForce announcement at Gamescom next week has gone from 0 to 60 in one day, thanks to a possible leaky wheel at MSI and Palit. Photos of a host of MSI-branded RTX cards and boxes have surfaced, along with a report that they will go on sale the same day as the announcement -- at least in Sweden -- and some specifications.

New movies and shows coming to Amazon in September

Fall is nearly here and as we slowly slide into Halloween season, you may as well start on your horror binge. Amazon Prime picked up a few good horror films including The Amityville Horror , Pumpkinhead and Jigsaw . Or, if you'd prefer to watch something a little less scary, there's  Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II .

Dutch Apple store evacuates after likely iPad battery incident

Apple's Amsterdam store was briefly evacuated on Sunday afternoon following what appears to the overheating of an iPad battery.

The best laptop 2018: our pick of the 15 best laptops you can buy this year

If you're after the latest and greatest laptop from Apple, we suggest you look into the 2018 model of the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar. While Microsoft had the performance edge over last year's MacBook Pro, with the Surface Book 2, Apple has come out swinging with some seriously beefed up specs for the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018, and even more so if you go for the larger 15-inch model. The headline Touch Bar – a thin OLED display at the top of the keyboard which can be used for any number of things, whether that be auto-suggesting words as you type or offering Touch ID so you can log in with just your fingerprint – is again included. It's certainly retained Apple's sense of style, but it comes at a cost. This is a pricey machine, so you may want to consider one of the Windows alternatives. If you're open to switching to a PC, definitely consider the XPS 13 or the excellent MateBook X Pro. But, if you're a steadfast Apple diehard, this is definitely the best laptop for you!

Who's the Sharp Objects killer? The top theories, broken down

But fret not. There aren't any spoilers ahead if you've watched through Episode 7 of Sharp Objects but haven't read the book. This is a roundup of theories for viewers who want to keep obsessing over the mysteries of the show as the Aug. 26 finale nears. I've taken a look at the theories gaining traction online and given some thought to a few.

Jack Ryan review: Amazon's action analyst ain't that interesting

Jim -- dammit, I mean Jack! -- is convinced a ghostly Bin Laden-like overlord is both real and worse than ISIS. That puts our analytical hero in conflict with his new boss, Bunk from The Wire, who's been demoted to Ryan's department of hipster analysts. But when they follow the money it looks like there might be something to Ryan's suspicions, and the next thing you know our hero is bundled onto a plane to Yemen to join in the interrogation of two suspects.


It's not just the phones, manufacturer like Huawei have a huge market in making routers and other network devices. A nice spot for placing a backdoor and reporting back to homeland.

Bitcoin’s energy usage is huge – we can't afford to ignore it

Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, “cryptocurrency” – a decentralised tradeable digital asset. Whether it is a bad investment is the big question. Bitcoin can only be used as a medium of exchange and in practice has been far more important for the dark economy than it has for most legitimate uses. The lack of any central authority makes bitcoin remarkably resilient to censorship, corruption – or regulation. That means it has attracted a range of backers, from libertarian monetarists who enjoy the idea of a currency with no inflation and no central bank, to drug dealers who like the fact that it is hard (but not impossible) to trace a bitcoin transaction back to a physical person.

This straight-up audiophile turntable costs less than you think

I wish I could have sonically compared the StudioDeck to the Rega Planar 3 turntable ($945, £550, AU$1,199) I reviewed in 2016, but that turntable was returned to the importer. I definitely think the Planar 3's high gloss finish and glass platter are more attractive, but the StudioDeck's restrained styling should wear well over time. Looking deeper the StudioDeck's tonearm is more easily adjustable, so it will work with a wider range of phono cartridges than the Planar 3. The StudioDeck is also less sensitive to external bumps and shocks than I remember with the Planar 3. The StudioDeck has female RCA phono jacks on its rear side, so it's easy to install audiophile-grade cables, the Planar 3's cables are permanently attached, so you're stuck with what comes from the factory.

See the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 500M Limited Edition

The 500M is limited to 50,000 units, but Sony says it's possible they might do another run of them in the future.

40 How to install and use the Avast Online Security extension in Firefox

Until the Avast extension has had enough crowdsourced reports for a particular site, the toolbar icon will remain gray. If it gets enough positive feedback, it'll be green, whereas enough negative feedback will turn the icon red (indicating that it may not be safe). Don't worry: Avast doesn't depend solely on crowdsourcing for its data. The extension does block known sites and attacks, so if you attempt to go to a known phishing or malware site, a warning will pop up informing you that the site has been marked ( Figure C ).

This town will get its heat from an unlikely source: a data center

In Lyseparken, the data center will sit at the heart of a new business park with 600,000 square meters of office space. The businesses will each have a stake in a local power company, and will each produce and consume electricity from a mix of renewable sources including solar and thermal energy. The data center–which can handle data for businesses or government–will buy solar energy from the power company, and then sell heat back. The arrangement offers low power bills, dividends from the power company for building owners, and, for the data center and other businesses with waste heat, the opportunity to make money from that energy. The new development will also include 3,000-5,000 new houses, which will house people working in the new area. The new town will be close enough to the city of Os that people can bike there.

Twitch Prime Dropping Ad-Free Viewing, Game Discounts

The change will take effect for monthly Twitch Prime subscribers on Oct. 15, and is intended to help streamers generate more funding for their channels, Twitch said. Also gone: a 20 percent discount on eligible pre-ordered games.


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44 Steam TV goes live again to stream 'Dota 2' tournament

Steam TV is online again after Valve briefly pushed it live last week. The platform is currently streaming a live broadcast of The International 2018, Valve's Dota 2 esports tournament. While the website still doesn't have a lot of features to offer, you'll be able to see the chat room even if you don't log into your Steam account. You'll have to use your log-in credentials if you want to participate in the chat or to watch the game with friends, but if you're fine watching alone and keeping your thoughts to yourself, all you need to do is go to the website. Take note that the video refused to load for us on Chrome or Safari and only worked on Firefox.

UK luxury retailer Farfetch aims for New York listing

(Reuters) - Online fashion retailer Farfetch aims to float on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, the London-based company said on Monday, seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in luxury sales on the web.

Top 10 must-have tools for repairing PCs, smartphones, and other gadgets | ZDNet

Having the right tool for the job makes the job of fixing old, broken, and tired gadgets a lot easier. Here are my top 10 tools that I use for fixing PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets.

Securing web sites with HTTPS made them less accessible

If not, it could be closer to 60 seconds, assuming the browser didn’t just time out on the connection. I saw a lot of “the server stopped responding” over the course of a few days.

Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users | ZDNet

The Microsoft Your Phone app is designed to allow Android and iOS phones to more tightly synchronize with Windows 10 PCs. So far, the Android Your Phone app only allows users to share their most recent 25 Android phone photos with their Windows 10 desktops. The iPhone version of the app can do even less; it only currently allows users to share Web pages they were browsing on their phones with their Windows 10 PCs. So far, the iOS version of Your Phone only works for those running Windows 10 Insider test builds.

​Google just put an AI in charge of keeping its data centers cool | ZDNet

The neural networks were trained to work out the average future Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), the ratio of the total building energy usage to the IT energy usage, while two other neural networks were trained to predict the future temperature and pressure of the data centre over the next hour, to ensure that any tweaks did not take the data center beyond its operating limits.

EU to fine social media platforms that take more than 1 hour to remove extremist content

Despite the efforts, a study released last month by Counter Extremism Project revealed that between March and June, ISIS members and supporters uploaded 1,348 YouTube videos garnering 163,391 views with more than 24 percent of the videos remaining on YouTube for more than two hours. This was long enough for the videos to be downloaded, copied and distributed across Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, even after YouTube found and deleted them.

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55 Bank warns on AI jobs threat
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62 GOAT uses machine learning, computer vision to verify your top dollar sneakers are authentic | ZDNet
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87 New Nvidia gaming chips aim to boost realism of graphics
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89 Newt and Callista Gingrich have discovered Facetune and they've never looked so...smooth?
90 Weird Al to star in upcoming virtual reality film