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How to disable Face ID on your iPhone X: Just squeeze it?

Federighi responded by explaining two key ways that users can mitigate that threat. The first, which seems a little obvious, is to not stare at the phone. While that may seem like common sense, it is important to remember that Apple noted the feature needs "your attention" to work, meaning a user's eyes must be on the device.

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Opinion | Court OKs child porn prosecution of minors who distribute sexual pictures of themselves

The case itself involved a 17-year-old sending “an unsolicited picture of his erect penis” to an apparently unwilling recipient, but the logic of the court’s reasoning applies even when the recipient is pleased to receive the photo. The court does say that, “because [Gray] was not a minor sending sexually explicit images to another consenting minor, we decline to analyze such a situation,” but I think that — given the logic of the majority opinion — the analysis would have to end up the same way; nothing in the majority’s reasoning turns on the presence of an unwilling recipient.

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TNW on Twitter

Rejoice: Chrome won't embarrass you by autoplaying videos with sound from January http://tnw.me/86ERWVM  pic.twitter.com/FNWexBv4vO

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7 ways the iPhone X copies Android phones

Plucking out the home button makes it possible for the iPhone to up its screen-to-body ratio and get a glorious edge-to-edge display. In this, Apple is fully on trend. Xiaomi, Samsung and LG are some of the first phone makers to maximize the phone face and shave down unsightly bezels. (Though the iPhone X still has one. We call it the "notch." )

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New York City wants to host Amazon’s next headquarters

To inform its proposal, the city is asking for people, community organizations, and businesses to submit ideas and information about what the potential Amazon space and programs could look like. New York believes it’s a strong contender for a number of reasons, including its vast higher education system, diverse workforce, and proven track record with hosting tech headquarters. The city’s Google HQ now has 5,000 employees, making it Google’s largest workforce outside Silicon Valley.

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Google's got a nifty feature in an upcoming Chrome update

How does Google know whether you've indicated an interest in the media? Chrome will register  you being interested in autoplay videos when you add a webpage to your phone's home screen or when you frequently play media from a site on Chrome's desktop browser. Outside these parameters, autoplay videos will be paused until you click play.

7 Equifax CEO Hired a Music Major as the Company's Chief Security Officer - Slashdot

Unless you are getting hired directly out of school for a tech job, whether or not you have a degree in tech means almost nothing. It's your experience that counts. If Mrs. Mauldin majored in music, graduated, found that was a dumb idea and worked her way up through the ranks over 20 years before landing the Chief Security role at Equifax, I have no problem with that.

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Farewell, Cassini, you did us proud

Though he called it a bittersweet farewell, Michael Watkins, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, praised the mission's incredible wealth of discoveries. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory built Cassini and managed its mission for NASA. And in the end, Cassini got a proper sendoff with a farewell soundtrack provided by astrophysicists.

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Twitter Lets You Target Ads to Millions of People Who Use the N-Word

Facebook got in hot water after it was found to let people target anti-Semites. Twitter reaches far more people, with some of the worst terms in the English language.

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Apple's cheapest phone just got cheaper

True, the iPhone X and SE are very different iPhones. But that still doesn't mean the SE is obsolete. Especially since there's a lot to like about the SE.

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iPhone 8 preorders are now live

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a bit more complicated, with pricing for that depending on whether you opt for the cellular version that supports LTE data, whether you get the 38mm or 42mm size, and which band you choose. That device starts at $329 for the 38mm sport band version without cellular support, and $399 for the 38mm sport band model with cellular support. For the larger 42mm size, prices are $359 for the basic spot band model without cellular, or $429 with cellular data. And obviously, if you opt for the more expensive leather or metal bands, or the even pricier Hermès or Edition models, you’ll see much higher prices in the four-digit range.

12 NASA's Cassini sends back one final image of Saturn

Several hours before Cassini burned up, its infrared imaging instrument pointed down at Saturn and took a picture of the spot where it was headed. NASA now believes the circled area in the image below is where the spacecraft finally became part of the planet it studied for so long.

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What fuelled Python's rise to become the fastest-growing programming language?

While Python is a versatile language, Stack Overflow found one use case stood out. Among visitors reading Python-tagged questions, there was a far greater rise in the proportion viewing questions related to data science, than those related to web development or systems administration.

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The Best iPhone 7 Cases

Not to worry; we've got you covered, so to speak. If you peruse that page further, you might notice that according to the dimensions, iPhone 7 cases fit the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. But an iPhone 7 case will cover up the headphone jack on your iPhone 6 or 6s, which isn't terribly helpful unless you're a fan of wireless headphones . You have a new phone, so it should have a new case. Read on for some suggestions.

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Mat Krentz discusses his team's VFX work on Season 7 of HBO's #GameOfThrones : http://bit.ly/2jxsXpZ  Warning: S7 spoilers pic.twitter.com/Uj89KLGygU

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Venture Bros. Isn't Dead But Will Take a Long Time to Come Back to Life

It’s been a long time since there was a new episode of Venture Bros . 543 days, according to Cartoon Network. Fans have been left fearing that the cult-fave nerd-culture pastiche had crossed over to the astral plane for good. But they got a good omen last night.

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iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Apple and Samsung Face Off

Generally, if you're tied to Apple's ecosystem, like a more compact phone, and want to take advantage of the powerful new A11 Bionic processor, the iPhone 8 looks to be a great choice. On the other hand, if you want a futuristic-looking phone with a gorgeous display, premium features, and excellent camera performance, you won't do better than the Galaxy S8. We'll compare both phones again when we get our hands on the iPhone 8 in the coming months, so stay tuned for more.

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​Google deletes Android backups if you don't use your phone for two months | ZDNet

"Switching between Android installs is already a pain in the ass. You have to manually save your SMSs if you want to keep them, many apps still don't use Android backup and their settings wipe every time...but the apps that do back up are restored painlessly, which is always a relief during the process. Unless Google themselves deletes your backup first. Along with the dozens of Wi-Fi passwords I had stored, which is probably the worst part for me," wrote Tanglebrook.

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Miele's clever oven shows how sensor tech will heat the food of the future

Launched at IFA 2017 this week, it’s the product of 6 years of research, including research into industrial and medical heating and cooling. Its precision cooking ability means that it can cook fish embedded in the center of a block of ice – without the ice melting. Or a tray of disparate ingredients for an entire meal, such as a leg of lamb, green asparagus, and potato wedges can enter the oven and finish cooking, done to perfection, at precisely the same time.

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10 reasons to buy or not buy the new iPhone

“I’m actually exactly at the 2-year mark where I’m finally done paying off my 6S Plus, but the thought of having to restart this entire process if I were to buy a new phone is kind of upsetting. It has all sorts of wonky issues too, like shutting down randomly for no reason, but I might try to do a factory reset first before I get a new iPhone. That’s just like pretending I have a new phone, right? Also, having headphone jack is still a pretty big deal for me, and I want to hold onto it for as long as possible.

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Why One Portland Comic Con Has Banned All Nazi Costumes

Rose City Comic Con has banned all cosplay that features Nazi symbols or designs, including old-school Hydra and Red Skull costumes. This comes after groups in Nazi-esque gear were spotted at the con, in what Rose City Comic Con’s founder has indicated is a growing trend.

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Two Top Equifax Executives to Retire

Equifax Inc., grappling with the fallout from its massive data breach, announced Friday evening the retirement of its chief information officer and chief security officer.

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Google Has Spent Over $1.1 Billion on Self-Driving Tech

Now, a court filing in Waymo’s epic and ongoing lawsuit against Uber has accidentally revealed just how big a bet Google placed on autonomous vehicles. Between Project Chauffeur’s inception in 2009 and the end of 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on developing its self-driving software and hardware, according to a recent deposition of Shawn Bananzadeh, a financial analyst at Waymo.

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Best wireless chargers for iPhone 8, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8 and more

The point of difference for this stand is the fast charging capability: on newer Samsung devices. It charges ‘up to 1.4x faster’ than your standard wireless charger on newer Samsung models. If you’ve hesitated on wireless because of the speed difference, this might be the answer. Bear in mind that you’ll need to add a fast charging cable and plug for that, though: it doesn’t come with its own. If speed doesn’t bother you, it also works with all Qi devices, not just those made by Samsung.

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Blizzard Entertainment wouldn't exist without its founder's grandma

Morhaime said he and another one of Blizzard's co-founders Allen Adham pitched in $10,000 each to get the company off the ground, and Morhaime's $10,000 came from his grandma's loan.

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Interview: Apple’s Craig Federighi answers some burning questions about Face ID

To get some answers, I hopped on the phone with Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi. We went through a bunch of the common concerns in rapid-fire fashion, and I’ve also been asking around and listening to Apple folks who have been using the feature over long periods. Hopefully we can clear up some of the FUD about it.

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Farewell, Cassini, you did us proud

Though he called it a bittersweet farewell, Michael Watkins, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, praised the mission's incredible wealth of discoveries. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory built Cassini and managed its mission for NASA. And in the end, Cassini got a proper sendoff with a farewell soundtrack provided by astrophysicists.

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T-Mobile confirms the new Apple Watch will get LTE speeds

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE , but as MacRumors pointed out, T-Mobile's add-on $10 wearable plan limits devices to 512kb/s connections. Tonight T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced its plan for the Watch will include unlimited 4G LTE, saying that "We always listen & act!" That should help keep things even among the US carriers for anyone picking up a new iPhone and/or wrist-worn accessory. Of course, according to a T-Mobile spokesperson, the most data-intensive app on the Watch is high quality Apple Music streaming, which tops out at about 256kbps.

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Credit Karma To Launch Free ID Monitoring Following Equifax Hack - Slashdot

Credit Karma is launching a new free service that will alert customers if their identity data has been compromised in hacks, the San Francisco-based fintech company said on Friday in the wake of massive breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax. From a report: The new ID monitoring service is being tested and will be available in October, the company said on Friday. Similar to services offered by Symantec-owned LifeLock, CreditKarma will keep track of data breaches and tell customers if they are one of the victims. Customers can then check to use the company's credit monitoring services and flag suspicious activities. The company said it was accelerating the launch of the new service in response to the large data breach at Equifax, where thieves may have stolen personal information of 143 million Americans.

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Funding Talks at Uber and Lyft Complicate Ride-Hailing Allegiances

Complicating the talks are the many strings attached to a potential deal. SoftBank is angling to invest in Uber at a steep discount to the company’s nearly $70 billion valuation. SoftBank has agreed to buy some new shares at the same valuation, but would also participate in a tender offer sent to existing Uber investors, in which the Japanese company could potentially buy their Uber shares at a price that is cheaper than the ride-hailing service’s last valuation.

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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

For all the outcry over how women are treated in the tech industry, the resolution of a sexual harassment case against Upload, a virtual reality start-up, shows that little has changed.

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Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal

Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research team is expanding. The company announced a brand new AI lab that just opened in Montreal, which joins the network of existing labs based in Menlo Park, New York City and Paris. "The Montreal lab will house research scientists and engineers working on a wide range of ambitious AI research projects, but it will also have a special focus on reinforcement learning and dialog systems," Facebook's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, said in a post .

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The iPhone X isn't here yet, but cases for it are

Starting at $999, £999 and AU$1,579, the iPhone X is definitely a phone you'll want to protect if you choose to buy one. And while it doesn't ship until Nov. 3, we've got plenty of iPhone X cases in-house already and more on the way. So get started early on picking that perfect case that will protect your investment (and be compatible with wireless charging).

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SoFi CEO resigns immediately following sexual harassment claims

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Milkshake Duck: We need to stop idolizing unremarkable people on the internet

While there's a lot of good people out there, we are all one tweet away from becoming our own Milkshake Duck. The only way to stop it is to stop idolizing people for doing remarkably unremarkable things on the internet.

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Only Rihanna can raise millions of dollars for a good cause and have Beyoncé dance like no one is watching

All future initiatives proved to become a reality thanks to the the ball's host, Dave Chappelle, who bought a $180,000 Retna painting during the auction portion of the evening and the many more that stepped up to the plate to raise over $5 million for CLF to continue its work. The controversial comedian, who described the ball's ambiance as an orgy he once went to, had the audience simultaneously gasping and guffawing at his remarks about touchy subjects that he handled with the grace you can come to expect from Chappelle—R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump included.

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'Game of Thrones' seems to have inspired the Sacramento Kings' new alternate court design

'Game of Thrones' seems to have inspired the Sacramento Kings' new alternate court design

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Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm Are Reforming the Fantastic... Err, Two, for Marvel Two-in-One

For Legacy , Marvel is bringing back its iconic team-up series, Marvel Two in One —which was basically an entire series dedicated to teaming the Thing up with myriad Marvel heroes. But its first storyline will be dealing with ramifications felt by the absence of heroes missing since the end of Secret Wars: The Fantastic Four.

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How to Lift or Cancel a Credit Freeze

Contact each agency where you’ve frozen your credit. Use your PIN to thaw your file on their website, call them, or make your request by mail. In any case, you’ll likely need to provide your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, proof of identification, your PIN, and in some cases, payment. If you decide to remove your freeze by mail, check with each agency to see what info they require.

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TNW on Twitter

Robots are really good at learning things like racism and bigotry http://tnw.me/H9JkChE  pic.twitter.com/tnINvB7IUU

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Hulu to Spend $2.5 Billion on Content in 2017

It’s worth pointing out that Hulu operates only in the U.S., while Netflix and Amazon are distributed globally. Hulu’s spending may or may not be on par with its rivals’ (if that’s prorated for the U.S.). But the fact is, the trio are competing for the same content rights and original series, and with their worldwide reach Netflix and Amazon have an advantage in deal negotiations. At the same time, in some cases Hulu’s bidding solely for U.S. rights gives it an edge because studios don’t always want to limit their potential international upside by doing a global deal.

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7 Mythical Creatures Besides Dragons Who Deserve to Be Stars

When it comes to fantasy, mythical creatures are a given. Specifically, dragons are a given. Sometimes, a unicorn or two will pop up, but fantasy has a real thing for dragons. And while giant flying lizards are great and all, the focus on dragons has meant we have not given other creatures their proper pop culture due.

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Elon Musk's favorite SpaceX explosions

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Android malware in Google Play racked up 4.2M downloads: Are you a victim? | ZDNet

The malicious apps are a good reason to enable Google Play Protect on Android. All devices with Google Play installed have the feature. Users who don't have it enabled may soon find themselves being prompted by apps they install from Google Play to do so.

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TNW on Twitter

Blue’s Satellite headphones are a pricey letdown for wireless listeners http://tnw.me/HrdVMGy  pic.twitter.com/6vhemomAR1

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How to Get Up the Nerve to Go to Your First Yoga Class

If you’ve never done yoga, it looks intimidating. People are flexible, fit, trendily dressed—wait, I might be thinking of Lululemon ads rather than actual yoga classes. It turns out you can have a great experience at a yoga class even when you’re brand new, and we asked yoga instructors how.

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America’s First Meat-Free Fast-Food Restaurant Is Getting Ready To Expand

[Photo: courtesy Amy’s Drive Thru] With all those considerations–wanting to keep prices low, hold onto their values, and not cut production quality or staff–Amy’s Drive Thru, at the beginning, was just hoping to stay afloat and break even. “There were a number of us at the company who were involved in the planning, and before we opened the first location, we threw around a couple revenue numbers that we would have considered ‘a success,'” Scarpulla says. Though Amy’s does not release financials, Scarpulla says the company doubled or tripled those numbers in the first year alone, and have been breezing past them since. “It’s just been ridiculous for us,” he says.

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The Women of Star Wars Get Their Punk On in This Delightful Rebellious Art Show

I mean, if everyone from DC Comics to Archie can start having cool biker gang versions of their female characters running around, Star Wars probably could too—or at least, swap biker gangs.

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TNW on Twitter

Fan-made subtitles are now officially a copyright violation... and that's despicable http://tnw.me/xkI838W  pic.twitter.com/rCXllDEZ5r

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Cassini's final image of Saturn shows the spot where it was doomed to die

Just before Cassini was vaporized while falling through the extreme pressure of Saturn's clouds, the bus-sized spacecraft beamed home an image of the spot where it would meet its fate.

51 Legendary Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91
52 The iPhone 8 And 8 Plus Are Chips Off The Old Block, With Nice Prices And Wireless Charging
53 Report: Facebook gave special investigator Robert Mueller detailed info on Russian ad buys
54 Jamie Lee Curtis Will Reprise Her Iconic Role as Laurie Strode in the New Halloween Movie
55 Trump administration continues hands-off approach to self-driving cars
56 How to Back Up Photos From iPhone to External Hard Drive
57 So, that viral 'hot cop' seems to have a soft spot for anti-Semitic jokes
58 Busy Philipps gets mistaken for Sarah Huckabee Sanders and she's not happy about it
59 Survey: Which tech pros are the hardest to hire?
60 Why China's own 'Bay Area' matters now for your company
61 Family surprises their dad with color vision glasses and his reaction is priceless
62 The Mother of All Transformers Dinobots, and More of the Best Toys of the Week
63 Child president tries to talk to little boy who mowed White House lawn, gets memed instead
64 Jon Hamm Will Play Boba Fett In a New Star Wars Audiobook
65 Infographic: Who hackers target during a cyberattack
66 How I survived Apple's crazy beautiful iPhone X launch event
67 Marvel's Secret Empire: Omega Is a Warning That Secret Empire Will Never Really Be Over
68 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
69 The latest Windows Server beta has a surprising feature: Support for Linux containers
70 Jemele Hill supporters take up the #NaziBucketChallenge
71 How Google wants to build a world where every device is talking or listening
72 Goop’s First Permanent Store Is Made To Look Like A Hollywood Home
73 The iPhone X isn't here yet, but cases for it are
74 Scarlet Spider Just Became Marvel's Most Amazingly Weird Spider-Man Comic
75 Go inside the coolest and creepiest airport in Berlin
76 In The New Atlanta Falcons Stadium, One Restaurant Has A Mission Beyond Food
77 Apple says it will release a detailed report about how Face ID handles privacy and security
78 Tesla unveiling electric semi truck Oct. 26, Musk calls it a 'beast'
79 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
80 T-Mobile's Apple Watch Series 3 plan caps at 3G speeds for $10
81 Horse racing looks to better the odds with genetics, other tech
82 Chrome will no longer autoplay content with sound in January 2018
83 Oracle's stock dropped almost 8% after it gave a disappointing earnings forecast
84 Inside Facebook’s plan to turn the world into the MoMA
85 The Best Look at the Future of the Star Trek Universe Comes From a Video Game
86 Bloomberg Technology on Twitter
87 See the Galaxy Note 8 from every angle
88 Is There a Cryptocurrency Bubble? Just Ask Doge.
89 The End Of The High Line Era
90 Darren Aronofsky's mother! Is Incredibly Fascinating and Unbelievably Frustrating
91 Irma Leaves Florida Streets Flooded With Raw Sewage
92 Google's ad platform reportedly allowed anti-Semitic campaign
93 See the Galaxy Note 8 from every angle
94 In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling