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Carbon nanotube yarn generates electricity when stretched

Nanotube yarns could power future wearables or generate electricity from the sea.

'Black Mirror's' fourth season gets creepy episode teaser

Netflix shares the upcoming titles and some quick clips for the coming season.

Arduino powered and 3D printed, this robot translates to sign language | ZDNet

The video is compelling evidence that technology convergence and falling prices are driving novel, low-cost robotics development

NASA sees Hurricane Harvey in space station video

Astronauts on board the ISS get a dramatic look at Hurricane Harvey as it approaches the US coast.

Netflix’s Death Note misses what made the original work

The new live-action adaptation is a disappointing, empty-calorie turn for a well-loved franchise.

Netflix teases the next season of Black Mirror with 6 new episode titles

Coming in December

Clowns-only showing of Stephen King's 'It' is worst idea ever

Funny concept or bloody terrifying? Let's just hope they all arrive in the same car.

How much internet can Katy Perry cram in one music video?

Let us explain the hot mess of memes and references for you.

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Samsung's de facto leader gets 5 years in jail for bribery

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Lee, who was detained in February, previously denied the allegations in court. His defense attorney Wu-cheol Song of Bae, Kim and Lee LLC gave this statement to CNET: "As a legal professional, I cannot possibly accept any part of the lower court's guilty verdicts, in terms of interpretation of law and finding of facts. We will appeal immediately."

Apple removes apps from Iran following US sanctions

Earlier this year, when Apple told Iranian developers to take down payment options in their apps in order to make sure no Iranian money fell into Apple's hands, most Iranian apps switched over to an Iran-based online payment system. But developers of apps like Iran's Uber-like Snapp, which was taken down this week, were recently sent a message from Apple saying, "Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain U.S. embargoed countries."

Inside Angola's demining training grounds

This training facility is part of the Halo Trust's school for deminers. The new class of trainees is all women, who are learning the skills to safely remove landmines.

Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe

Google Assistant for iOS is now available in Europe, as Google rolls out the app to the UK, Germany and France today. Assistant for iOS was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year, alongside a release for US users.

The iPhone 7 Plus may no longer be the dual-camera king

Easy. It has one spec that no other dual-rear-camera phone has: both cameras have optical image stabilization (OIS). For photos this means the shutter can stay open longer, resulting in better low-light snaps. For video this means a reduction in the amount of visible shake in your recording.

Top 5: Work collaboration tools

With the influx of new collaboration tools, you might be confused about which ones to use. Here are five suggestions.

Patty Jenkins hits back at James Cameron over 'Wonder Woman' criticism

Patty Jenkins had a few things to say about James Cameron's 'Wonder Woman' comments.

Google Chrome may soon have an option to keep websites muted

Chrome already lets you mute tabs, but once you leave the site you've muted, the setting is undone. This option would let you mute websites for repeated visits until you decide to unmute them. You can try the feature out in Chrome's experimental Canary version by clicking on the "Secure" button to the left of the address bar and turning off the sound toggle in the page info menu that pops up.

Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools

Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May. A few of the new partners include the Austin Community College District, Northeast Mississippi Community College, and Northwest Kansas Technical College. A previously-announced one, the Alabama Community College System, will be adding more campuses. "We've seen firsthand how Apple's app ecosystem has transformed the global economy, creating entire new industries and supporting millions of jobs," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We believe passionately that same opportunity should be extended to everyone, and community colleges have a powerful reach into communities where education becomes the great equalizer." Originally launched on the iBooks Store, the curriculum is meant to guide people without any programming experience towards the goal of building a fully-functional app. While open-source, Swift is an Apple-designed language useful mainly for the company's own platforms.

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This hidden iOS function shows how much time you’re wasting on which apps

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Microsoft says that Xbox One X pre-orders are outselling any previous Xbox:

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Gangster rapping hackers warn us about the dangers of ransomware

What the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 spectacle was really like

This year especially, Samsung needed to put on a good show . The company was under pressure to wow consumers with the Galaxy Note 8, the first direct follow-up to the Note 7, which was twice recalled last year over its unhealthy tendency to catch fire. The incident turned Samsung into the butt of many jokes, humbling the mighty tech giant. This event marked the first chance for Samsung to get you trusting the Note name again.

8bitdo NES30 Pro review: A versatile controller with a retro Nintendo feel

8bitdo’s NES30 Pro connects via Bluetooth 4.0 or an included micro-USB cable. I tested it on a Windows 10 machine but it’s compatible with Windows 7 and above. It’s also compatible with Android, MacOS, SteamOS, and the Nintendo Switch. Raspberry Pi and older systems are supported via ‘Legacy Firmware.’ Pairing the controller with your PC is simple, with a dedicated button on the bottom of the controller. Once paired I didn’t have any connectivity problems even though I have a couple Bluetooth devices around my desk.

Amazon is slicing Whole Foods prices starting Monday

To mark the merger's close and give shoppers a taste of what's to come under new ownership, Amazon is also lowering prices on a number of Whole Foods' best-selling items beginning Monday, with more price cuts on the way. 

'Stranger Things' spoofs 'Alien' in terrifying new poster

In the Upside Down, no one can hear you scream. And if you're a fan of the chilling sequel, game over man, game over.

FBI charges Chinese national with distributing malware used in OPM hack | ZDNet

The malware has been linked to both the data breach of the US Office of Personnel Management as well as the Anthem breach.

Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone

Next month, Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhones. Two will be slightly redesigned and updated versions of the iPhone 7, and one will be this high-end iPhone with a brand new design and a nearly full-screen display. There had been speculation before now that this iPhone would be at least $1,000: for one, Apple would need to charge more than $769, the price of the Plus-sized iPhone; and two, there’s been some assumption that Apple will want to depress sales a bit so that it can better manage supply. But this is the first time a price has actually been reported.

Why did CIA create a bogus software upgrade? To steal data from FBI, NSA | ZDNet

The data-stealing Trojan was created as part of a CIA project called ExpressLane, a piece of software installed by CIA Office of Technical Service (OTS) agents under the guise of upgrading the CIA's biometric collection system.

BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black lands at AT&T on September 1st

The all-black KEYone version launched in India with upgraded specs including 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, so who knows maybe US customers will be able to get the better-specced model from AT&T. We’ll know more when the phone launches on September 1st.

Semi-autonomous truck convoys due to hit UK roads next year

Convoys of semi-autonomous trucks are expected to be tested on public roads in the UK before the end of next year, the government announced today . The Department for Transport and Highways England have rustled up £8.1 million in funding between them to pass on to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), the independent organisation that'll conduct the trials. TRL will start with simulation studies and driver training before moving onto a test track and finally, public roads by the end of 2018.

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Facebook wants to fill up your notifications with even more memories

Half-Life 3's potential plot posted online by longtime series writer Marc Laidlaw

Unfortunately, it increasingly looks like we might never get to see a third entry in the Half-Life saga. A GameInformer investigation posted at the beginning of 2017 described the challenges of getting projects off the ground at Valve, and this combined with the expectations for Half-Life 3 having reached stratospheric levels has meant that attempts to work on the game have quickly fizzled out. 

VW engineer sentenced to 40-month prison term in diesel case

Prosecutors last week recommended that Liang, 63, receive a three-year prison sentence, reflecting credit for his months of cooperation with the U.S. investigation of Volkswagen's diesel emissions fraud. Liang could have received a five-year prison term under federal sentencing guidelines. Liang's lawyers had asked for a sentence of home detention and community service.

YouTube begins isolating offensive videos this week

The videos that fall into this category won't be able to run ads and those who post them won't be able to make money off of the content. Comments will also be disabled. Additionally, these videos won't be included in any recommended lists or be able to play when embedded in other websites and a warning screen will appear before they play. The restrictions are meant to curtail engagement and minimize the videos' reach.

10 reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is best for business | ZDNet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was announced earlier today. The Note 7 left a gap for the enterprise, but the Note 8 aptly fills it and is better for most than any other modern smartphone.

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Despite privacy outrage, AccuWeather still shares precise location data with ad firms

A spokesperson for Oath said in a statement: "AccuWeather sends us geo-location data through our SDK only when location sharing is enabled by the consumer. We use this data to enable our buyers on our ad exchange to effectively value the impression. Location is commonly used by buyers in order to serve more relevant content and advertising to enhance the overall consumer experience. We're committed to fostering an accountable ecosystem and complying with all applicable privacy laws and regulations."

iPhone leak adds another piece to wireless charging puzzle

The photo above surfaced on Weibo , and it claimed to be a wireless charging component for iPhone 8. The only problem is, it doesn’t look like the circuit board we saw before. This one is a different shape, and it has a large hole in its center that the previous one didn’t have.

‘Pet the Pup at the Party’ is the the most relatable game about social anxiety

"The indie games scene has grown in this tremendously diverse and personal way," he said. So, no matter how small the game, many of the games it produces are "sincere, heartfelt experiences that feel so genuinely pulled from someone's life or identity. There's this really wonderful connection to the creator that can happen in an interactive medium like games."

Snapchat is finally cozying up to internet celebrities and giving them special perks

Aside from a dedicated emoji next to your name, being verified on Snapchat comes with a list of exclusive perks: a collab mode that lets multiple phones post to the same account without having to log in, account promotion in search and the app's crowdsourced "Our Stories" feature for events, the ability to create geofilters for free, and an emergency contact for problems with the app. Verified users can also get important information, like their follower count, from Snap.

Uber's divided board will meet today to try to pick a CEO — and there may be a 3rd candidate in the running

The makeup and size of Uber's board have changed a lot since last summer. In June 2016, Uber's board expanded from eight to 11 directors, and Kalanick was given the sole right to choose who sat in the three new seats. That expansion is a key part of the lawsuit Benchmark filed earlier this month against Kalanick. Benchmark alleges that when Kalanick pushed for the new seats, it was not aware of the "gross mismanagement and other misconduct at Uber."

Uh-oh, 'Half-Life' might truly be dead

The wording of Laidlaw's messages (from the point-of-view of "Gertrude Fremont") implies that he won't be writing any more stories in the Half-Life universe, whether via his blog or within an actual game. It also implies that the current team at Valve has gone through so many changes that it's almost unrecognizable from what it started as at the beginning of Half-Life 's life.

What Makes a Truly Great Leader

What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential people in business. Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

How to create and manage Docker networks

Docker is one of the most flexible and user-friendly container systems on the market. Once up to speed on the platform, there's very little you can't do. Of course, the more you learn about Docker, the more you realize there is to learn about Docker. One such instance is Docker networks. Did you know you can actually create networks that offer complete isolation for Docker and then deploy containers on those isolated networks?

Transparent Nintendo Switch case is a nod to the '90s

Of course, installing the replacement cases will require a bit of screwdriving (and possibly some finagling). It's not just a snap-off, snap-on situation. But if you really like the idea of having a transparent case on your Switch, the process isn't too difficult.

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry

Once the system is fully operational, each of the 21 production lines in the factory will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year, at a total cost of production that can compete in terms of cost with apparel companies that manufacture and ship clothing from the lowest-wage countries in the world. The factory will be one of the first to use a technology that could herald immense changes in how the apparel industry works.

The Essential Phone Is Too Expensive to Have a Camera This Bad

In August 2017, Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, and his disciples at Essential Products descended onto this mortal plane to grace us with the PH-1—a device that seeks to right the wrongs of modern smartphone design. Almost monolithic in appearance, the PH-1, or the Essential Phone as it’s more commonly known, is forged from a combination of titanium and ceramic meant to withstand the rigors of daily living without needing to be shrouded in ugly plastic cases. OK, let’s get real, there’s a lot of hype behind the phone, but is all that hot air really warranted? Ummm, no.

Drone Food Delivery Hits The Skies In Iceland–And Other Stories You Might’ve Missed

Drone Food Delivery Hits The Skies In Iceland–And Other Stories You Might’ve Missed

Uber has abandoned plans to move into massive California headquarters because it needs to cut losses

It's not just a disappointment for Uber. Oakland is linked to San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and is seen as its more downmarket, poorer sister. Uber's move was described by Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf as a "game changer" for the city.

GIMP - GIMP 2.9.6 Released

This is now possible: 2.9.6 ships with a RawTherapee plug-in (v5.2 or newer should be installed) and a new file-raw-placeholder plug-in that registers itself for loading all raw formats, but does nothing except returning an error message pointing to darktable and RawTherapee, if neither is installed.

​Are head mounted displays really going to sell in 2021? | ZDNet

Pricing is a big issue. Yes, HTC cut the price of the Vive. Yes, Facebook's Oculus has a sale and when that end will still be cheaper than the Vive. Sony's PlayStation VR is popular, but will still run you $399. Toss in HMDs from Samsung and others and you can get the price lower, but here's the question: If I gave you an HMD for free would you use it once the novelty wore off? Probably not. If free isn't a good price point you really should wonder about the HMD form factor.

Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression Is a Technical Marvel

In particular, Baldwin expertly mimics the trumpeted (heh) lip shape that Trump uses. People might think that's just a way of making a funny face, but it actually reinforces the president’s speech, even if Baldwin does it to the extreme. Trump also frequently lengthens out some sounds while shortening others, giving him a slowed-down, sped-up cadence, another trait that “Baldwin does really well,” Singer says. (Check out his full analysis of the actor’s impersonation starting at 9:19 in the video above.)

The best Chromebook you can buy right now

So let's simplify it: Yes, Chromebooks are still mostly "just" Chrome browsers. You can run Android apps on a select few, but it's not a great experience yet and it's anybody's guess as to when that will change. But the web-based apps available for Chrome itself are often remarkably powerful, and many can work offline. So when you buy a Chromebook, you can and should just focus on the things that make using Chrome OS itself a good experience: a fast processor, a good screen, long battery life, a nice keyboard, and a reasonable price.

More proof emerges that Tesla may make a music service

Some digging in a recent Tesla software update turned up a big clue for the potential streaming service, possibly called "TTunes."

Let these silly 'Game of Thrones' GIFs soothe your battered soul

Let these silly 'Game of Thrones' GIFs soothe your battered soul

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YouTube gun-shooting star FPSRussia arrested for possession of drugs

Google expands its offline YouTube Go app to Indonesia

To refresh your memory, the beta version of YouTube Go launched in India in April. It essentially adds some clever compression tech to Google's popular service, making it easier to watch videos with poor connectivity. Users can save videos to watch offline, check the data demands for clips, and even share them over Bluetooth.

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70 Facebook Messenger user? Watch out for fake messages rigged with malware | ZDNet
71 Razer’s new Wolverine controller wants to tear up your PC and Xbox One
72 Ride hailing firm Grab commits $100 million to expand in Myanmar
73 ‘Humans of New York’ is getting its own Facebook TV show
74 Windows 10: Microsoft promises never to repeat upgrade campaign's 'forced downloads'
75 Taylor Swift sampled 'I'm Too Sexy' in her new song and P.S. the '90s are back
76 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Powerful Phones Face Off
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83 This expensive new ransomware targets organisations with specially crafted phishing lures | ZDNet
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