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macOS Mojave Migration Assistant plays nicer with Outlook than ever | Cult of Mac

The tool Apple built to help Windows users switch to a Mac underwent significant improvements in the latest beta of maxcOS Mojave.

Today in Apple history: Original Mac Pro packs serious Intel power | Cult of Mac

On August 7, 2006, Apple released its first Mac Pro, a high-end desktop tower Mac which marked the completion of Apple’s Intel transition.

Video of exploding drone surfaces after attempted attack on Venezuelan president

A video posted on Twitter appeared to show a drone with an IED attached exploding near Venezuelan President Maduro after his speech.

What is deep learning? Everything you need to know | ZDNet

The lowdown on deep learning: from how it relates to the wider field of machine learning through to how to get started with it.

Plain White T's 'Hey There Delilah' is becoming a TV show

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Logitech Powered wireless charger review: iPhone charging is easier than ever

The Logitech Powered wireless charger definitely lives up to the challenge on the ease-of-use front. You just drop your iPhone in, and it starts charging immediately. It even works if you place your phone in upside down. What’s more, you can charge your iPhone in landscape mode as well. That means you can set your iPhone on the Logitech Powered charger and watch a widescreen YouTube video, for instance, while continuing to top off your battery.

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Python's rise: Could it soon edge out C++ in programming language popularity? | ZDNet

A boom in machine-learning applications continues to drive up the popularity of 27-year-old Python, so much that it could soon outrank 33-year-old C++ on TIOBE's programming language index.

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Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games to use facial recognition

No, this isn't some science-fiction dystopian future. Select attendees of the games — including athletes, media, staff, and volunteers — will have their identities verified via a face scan to enter venues, the Tokyo Organizing Committee said in an announcement. This extra level of security will be at all of the Tokyo 2020 games as well as the Paralympic Games — a first for both .

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Samsung’s faster, cheaper 4TB SSD enters mass production

The company's newest 4-bit QLC solid state drives promise better performance and efficiency than previous large-capacity drives.

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Inside the updated Windows Console

Windows 10 provided Microsoft with an opportunity to completely rework its command-line tooling. As the OS itself was designed to be updated regularly, the console team would be able to push out updates, using the Insider program to test new features. In the background the same team had started work on supporting Linux on Windows, and it needed a console that would render Linux console user interfaces correctly. It also needed to deliver those new features in a tool that wouldn't break millions of existing scripts that were in use across the world.

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Salesforce names Block co-CEO to join Benioff | ZDNet

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Getting the most from OneNote, part 2: OneNote 10 is catching up

It's also much harder to track down the cause of sync problems in OneNote 10, as the error messages are cryptic numbers that you can't even copy out of the dialogue. After more than a week of being unable to sync one notebook with a lot of images in, we checked it in OneNote 2016, which gave us the much more useful error message that the notebook section was too large to sync. OneDrive, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business all have limits on file sizes, and OneNote also limits the maximum number of notes allowed in a notebook section, so you have to create a new section and move note pages into it until the original section syncs. In OneNote 2016 you can also reduce the number of backups to save disk space, or move the location of the cache file; OneNote 10 only lets you empty the notebook recycle bin. Both OneNote 2016 and OneNote 10 can become unstable with particularly large notebooks; if you find them crashing and reopening frequently, try splitting up notebooks or creating new sections to move pages into.

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Report: Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders join Spider-Man sequel

Yes, they were dissolved in Avengers: Infinity War, but did you really think this many great characters were gone forever?

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Asteroid Ryugu looks bleak in this close-up from JAXA spacecraft

If you took the photos out of context, you might think someone snapped pictures of a dirt pile or a desert at night. But these images represent a notable scientific achievement. JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft closed in within about 2,800 feet (850 meters) of the surface of an asteroid and took pictures. That's impressive.

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Here is my idea: Anyone else but her! Unless Batgirl is going to be an extra in this then please recast. I don't care if she is lesbian or not, just please cast someone who can act!

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey defends decision to keep Alex Jones

“Truth is we’ve been terrible at explaining our decisions in the past. We’re fixing that. We’re going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories. If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that’s constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction. That’s not us.”

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Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones and Infowars is still on Twitter

"We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday," said Jack Dorsey on Twitter. "We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules. We'll enforce if he does. And we'll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified."

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Exactly in the digital area we have to look at other key numbers like user growth amount of time spent on the platform... Nevertheless due to the great economy in the past 10 years getting money is so easy.

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Snapchat source code reportedly leaked, published on GitHub

"An iOS update in May exposed a small amount of our source code and we were able to identify the mistake and rectify it immediately," a Snap representative told Motherboard. "We discovered that some of this code had been posted online and it has been subsequently removed. This did not compromise our application and had no impact on our community."

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Engineers teach a drone to herd birds away from airports autonomously

Herding relies on the ability to manage a flock as a single, contained entity—keeping it together while shifting its direction of travel. Each bird in a flock reacts to changes in the behavior of the birds nearest to it. Effective herding requires an external threat—in this case, the drone—to position itself in such a way that it encourages birds along the edge of a flock to make course changes that then affect the birds nearest to them, who affect birds farther into the flock, and so on, until the entire flock changes course. The positioning has to be precise, however: if the external threat gets too zealous and rushes at the flock, the birds will panic and act individually, not collectively.

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Twitter CEO Won't Suspend Alex Jones, Says It's On Media To ‘Refute’ His Lies

“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday,” Dorsey wrote on Twitter. “We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does.”

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Warner Music Group Sells Its Entire Stake in Spotify

UPDATED: In its earnings call on Tuesday morning, Warner Music Group announced that it has now sold its entire stake in Spotify, realizing $504 million. CEO Steve Cooper said that the sale resulted in $126 million “credited to artist accounts on their June 30 royalty statements which are issued around the world in August and September.” A rep confirmed that […]

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Why you should use iOS 12's Do Not Disturb at Bedtime all day long | Cult of Mac

iOS 12’s best new feature may be Do Not Disturb at Bedtime. That sounds boring, but ask anyone who has been using the beta and they’ll tell you that it rocks. Apart from being active overnight, the main difference between regular Do Not Disturb and the new “at Bedtime” flavor is that all notifications are hidden from the lock screen until you deliberately swipe up on the screen to reveal them.

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Followers rush to the Apple App Store to download Inforwars app

Jones uses social media and other channels to push conspiracies that fire up fringe conservatives. Earlier this year, Jones told fans of a plot by Democrats to start a civil war. Jones also called the school shooting at Sandy Hook a government-backed hoax and several parents who lost children in the shooting are suing him.

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Truth is we’ve been terrible at explaining our decisions in the past. We’re fixing that. We’re going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories.

25 Qualcomm invites us to see its new Wear OS chip on September 10th

The new hardware will be built from the ground up for a wearable device, instead of trying to shrink smartphone technology, and should improve battery life. Plus, it will allow for smaller devices so that everyone can enjoy more stylish options. The big question, of course, is if we'll see the first smartwatches packing Qualcomm's new hardware at the event, like perhaps a Pixel Watch from Google ?

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Load any audio file into Castro by dropping it into an iCloud folder | Cult of Mac

Castro, one of our favorite podcast apps, just added two really great new features that aren’t yet available elsewhere. The first is the ability to load any audio file into the app, just by dropping it into a folder in your iCloud Drive. The second lets you preselect the podcast chapters you want to listen to.

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Military bans personnel from using location-tracking tech | Cult of Mac

Knowing the potential security risk this poses, the Pentagon banned deployed military personnel from using tech with active location-tracking features.

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Intel has no chance in servers and they know it

SemiAccurate has laid out a pretty stark picture of Intel’s performance and market competitiveness over the next 3-4 years. We are highly confident in the information presented because the majority of it comes from Intel’s internal outlook and documentation that was shown to us. They know they have no chance in their most lucrative core market, and are trapped between raising prices to keep margins up and cratering marketshare. Either way they lose because they aren’t close in performance once AMD’s Rome comes out. S|A

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HOT TAKE: Android Pie (Podcast #17)

A new version of Android is out! Matt, Donovan, and Andrew sit down to discuss what’s inside, what they love, and the future of notches! Plus, there’s some more about where we feel Android is going and the future of Android skins. Tune in to hear the conversation and leave your comments on this post with what you think!

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Fortnite 5.20 update adds new shotgun, Steady Storm mode

Epic Games’ latest update is available now with the double-barrel shotgun, a new Steady Storm game mode, and a whole host of improvements and fixes. Players can finally view challenges during a match, while mobile players can enjoy motion controls.

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Apple hardware has investors believing the tech giant will grow past $1 trillion value

“We’re referring to it as Apple as a service, and that’s not reflecting their service segment,” said Munster, who heads Loup Ventures. “This is a concept that the hardware is actually performing like a subscription. If in fact that is the case, I think that the multiple on Apple will go up.”

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Snapchat loses 3 million users despite Q2 revenue growth | ZDNet

The parent company of Snapchat posted revenue of $262.3 million for Q2 2018, but the app lost 3 million daily active users over the quarter.

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Apple chipmaker is back up and running after malware attack | Cult of Mac

The virus struck after a new fabrication tool was not taken offline during installation. The worm rapidly spread to more than 10,000 machines at TSMC factories across Taiwan. Wei told reporters in Taipei that, “This is the first time it happened. I was shocked and surprised.” However, he reiterated that, “such a mistake would never be made again.”

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Kathleen Turner reveals what it's really like to experience Donald Trump's 'gross handshake'

Kathleen Turner reveals what it's really like to experience Donald Trump's 'gross handshake'

37 Stylish JRPG 'The World Ends With You' heads to Switch this October

Over a decade ago, the Nintendo DS action RPG The World Ends With You debuted, placing players in a fantastical version of Tokyo's famous Shibuya shopping district. The youth culture-infused game harnessed the handheld's twin screens, and was adapted for smartphones starting in 2012. Nintendo announced at the beginning of the year that its idiosyncratic cult classic would be coming to the Switch, and now we have a US release date: October 12th, 2018.

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Apple Publishes a New 'Just Text Them The Money' Apple Pay Cash Ad

Those ads fell under the banner “Just Text Them The Money”, and there were four ads in total. Now, Apple has published another member of the family, again focusing on the ability to quickly and easily send money with Apple Pay Cash.

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Privacy is the secret sauce that makes Apple Pay Cash special | Cult of Mac

From Apple Pay Cash to Venmo, there’s a growing number of peer-to-peer payment services that allow you to send cash to your friends. But which one is the safest to use?

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How GDPR will change the way we build machine learning algorithms

According to the report, machine learning will need to keep pace as more companies start to develop a stronger stance on privacy. Companies, especially those with extensive dealings in the UK and EU, will need to consider all aspects of the GDPR regulations when building new machine learning algorithms or auditing those currently in use.

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How Trump turned the 'fun' internet into a coping mechanism

To be clear, people enjoying satisfying visuals is not a phenomenon unique to our post-election world, or even to the internet. But it has taken on a new tone. The way we've begun to frame soothing content is less "simple, fun sensory experience" and more "way to cope." The art of self-soothing has become its own viral ecosystem.

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About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

Some 34% of adults with a college education or more go online almost constantly (and 92% go online daily), compared with 20% of adults with a high school education or less. At the same time, roughly four-in-ten blacks (37%) report using the internet almost constantly, compared with 30% of Hispanics and 23% of whites. The share of blacks who are almost constantly online has risen 14 points since 2015, while the share of Hispanics who say this has gone up by 11 points. Among whites, there has been little change.

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Facebook: We’re not asking for financial data, we’re just partnering with banks

"Like many online companies with commerce businesses, we partner with banks and credit card companies to offer services like customer chat or account management," she said in a statement on behalf of the social media giant. "Account linking enables people to receive real-time updates in Facebook Messenger where people can keep track of their transaction data like account balances, receipts, and shipping updates. The idea is that messaging with a bank can be better than waiting on hold over the phone—and it's completely opt-in. We're not using this information beyond enabling these types of experiences—not for advertising or anything else."

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47 Ruby Rose to play Batwoman for The CW's Arrowverse

"Kate is fully aware of how bad-ass she is whenever she enters a room, even though she prefers to put a smile on your face. Young Ms. Kane is physically and intellectually confident while being a woman who is proud to be openly gay. However, Kate still deals with her inner demons that go back to her history with her dad. Their relationship is quite complicated as she struggles to get praise from him. She once aspired to have a successful military career, but those dreams sadly came to an end as she was kicked out of West Point once she came out of the closet. But that didn't stop her from becoming the crime-fighting vigilante known as Batwoman. Striking fear into the criminals she fights, Kate is someone who must also fight the complications of living a double life, both as a citizen and hero of Gotham. While she has her shield up when fighting criminals, she lets herself be vulnerable when dating women."

48 Snap loses daily users, beats on revenue as Saudi prince takes stake

Snap had never before logged a quarterly drop in daily users, according to data it has released going back to 2014. Analysts on average expected Snap to gain nearly 2 million users in the second quarter from the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

49 Tesla buyout would add to year of pain for short-sellers

A buyout of electric carmaker Tesla Inc., led by entrepreneur CEO Elon Musk, would cap a painful ride for short sellers, who have amassed more than $13 billion in bets that the company will founder and deliver them a huge windfall.

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54 Android 9 Pie: New features, release date, and everything you need to know | ZDNet
55 Amazon launches curbside pickup at Whole Foods stores
56 Uber doubles down on freight business
57 Google officially names Android 9 'Pie', rolling out to Pixels today
58 Bitmain is building a massive $500M cryptocurrency mining farm in Texas
59 Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listening in on consumers
60 This hilarious Twitter account triggers film fans with fake criticisms
61 Iran cited as growing threat in cybersecurity landscape | ZDNet
62 Intel plans array of upgrades to stave off AMD data center competition
63 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch: How to watch and what to expect | ZDNet
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65 Linux kernel bug: TCP flaw lets remote attackers stall devices with tiny DoS attack | ZDNet
66 West Virginia to roll out blockchain-powered voting app – but there’s a caveat
67 Analysts: Bitcoin isn’t replacing fiat currency anytime soon
68 Snapchat lost 3 million daily users in the past three months
69 If Elon Musk is joking, this isn’t funny
70 Halo TV show will feature mysterious Master Chief in lead role
71 Subpoenaing Discord may reveal identities of Charlottesvile neo-Nazis
72 Iceland's answer to Amazon adds drone routes to urban deliveries | ZDNet
73 How app store policies allow the Infowars app to survive -- and thrive
74 Disney quarterly profit misses as programming costs surge
75 Disney Q3 earnings by the numbers: It’s all about movies and theme parks
76 Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS app's source code
77 Hackers found and cracked this fake electricity substation network in just two days | ZDNet
78 FCC net neutrality cyberattack wasn't real, says internal report
79 Snap stock is soaring despite a user decline, and it’s probably because of a prince
80 CloudMagic is Shutting Down Newton Mail on September 25
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82 Tim Cook worries that humanity is “being drained out of music”
83 Japanese high school students are using VR to recreate the bombing of Hiroshima
84 Amazon seems to have quietly stopped recommending Alex Jones products
85 'League of Legends' developers accused of fostering 'culture of sexism'
86 North Carolina elementary school teachers getting iPads in the fall
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88 Will the Samsung Note 9 suffer the same fate as the Galaxy S9?
89 Royal Caribbean is now offering AI-fueled musical souvenirs
90 Latest 'Rainbow Six: Siege' season includes the first reworked map
91 Only a small percentage of users buy stuff through Alexa, report claims
92 Male cheerleaders are coming to an NFL sideline near you
93 Newton's subscription email service will shut down next month
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95 Take a look at Earth 750 million years ago from space