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A sexbot that jokes with your kids?

Commentary: The creator of a sex robot appears on British TV and reveals his robot's dual purposes. Is this change we can believe in?

Social Media Quick Tip: New LinkedIn Messaging

The new LinkedIn Messaging is one of my favorite updates that the platform has done in a long time. If you click on the message button, you’ll see that the whole messaging interface has changed.

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Note 8 and Apple iPhone X, 8, Watch Series 3 (MobileTechRoundup #406) | ZDNet

While last week contained a ton of Apple news, we first kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #406 with some talk of the Note 8, HTC U11, and LG V30.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Reinvented Dystopia

But really, the apropos-ness of Hulu’s breakout series only served to draw attention to what was already compelling television. It elicited a career-topping performance from Elisabeth Moss (a feat considering she put in seven amazing seasons on Mad Men ) and found a way to make it acceptable that Samira Wiley was on a show other than Orange Is the New Black . (Both actresses are nominated for Emmys on Sunday.) But above and beyond its masterstrokes of casting, it found a way to reinvent how people saw dystopian drama. There are no water-starved deserts in Handmaid’s Tale , no off-world colonies. No dictator holds power over the Gilead's natural resources. There is simply a world not too dissimilar from the one that already exists where women have no control over their bodies or what they’re used for—an all-too-possible scenario that seems far more horrifying than drought or an AI takeover.

Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull.

The new iPhones will finally feature wireless charging

The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will feature a glass back that enables wireless charging, the company said during a presentation at its new headquarters in Cupertino, California. Users can simply place their phones down on the chargers in their car or at their bedside, as well as in shops and at airports -- many of which are building Qi chargers that support the new Apple phones.

The Best Tablets of 2017

Android has made great strides in app selection, courting more developers and offering more high-quality tablet apps, but it's still not as many as Apple offers. It's tough to say exactly how many tablet-optimized Android apps are available, but it's likely in the thousands, rather than the hundreds of thousands. There are also Android phone apps, which look decent on a 7-inch tablet, but less so on a 9- or 10-inch one, so you're likely to have more problems getting high-quality apps for larger Android tablets. That said, check out the 100 Best Android apps for our top picks.

Here's why #DCPublicSchools was trending during the 2017 Emmys

Chappelle, a former student of the Washington D.C. public school district, gave a shoutout to the schools in the district during his moment on stage with Melissa McCarthy.

Apple Watch Series 3 Gets LTE Cellular Connectivity

The device's software also gets an upgrade to watchOS 4, which includes an updated Heart Rate app that can, for example, notify you if you have an elevated heart rate but you don't appear to be active. Siri will also be more "proactive," according to Apple, and show you things you need to know. The Workout app also gets a makeover, and GymKit will let you connect your watch to supported gym equipment. In the fall, you can stream Apple Music on the cellular + GPS Series 3—and listen via your AirPods , of course.

How Toyota uses 3D printing for full scale vehicle mockups

Toyota's R&D facility in Michigan uses six 3D printing machines to create mockups for new vehicles. Rapid prototyping speeds up the process from 6-10 weeks to 1-2 days.

Sean Spicer showed up at the Emmys and no one knew what to do

"What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings—you gotta have the big numbers. I certainly hope we achieve that tonight but unfortunately at this point, we have no idea of knowing how big the audience is," Colbert said. "Is there anyone who can say how big the audience is? Sean do you know?"

Call me, maybe: Why I want the Apple Watch 3 LTE

The price of connecting the Apple Watch 3 LTE is big, and it's a factor I'll have to consider before committing to the new Apple Watch for good. So far, though, it's done plenty to convince me it's worth at least trying on. 

Shailene Woodley shames people who watch TV while on Emmys TV awards show

The actress revealed her disdain for people who watch television while on the red carpet for television's greatest awards show, the Emmys.

How to respond to a negative Glassdoor review

Here is an example from a Glassdoor blog post featuring CEO responses to reviews:"First, I would like to apologize for my tardy reply. I want to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am really sorry that your experience at Wildflower did not match our intention of being the best place you the ever worked. We are taking your feedback and addressing all the places we missed in delivering a great experience for you.... Thanks also for your advice. We are planning to start Breadhead surveys as soon as our online system is configured to help us with this very important request. If you would like to share more about your experiences please contact me by emailing so that we can set up a time to talk. Thank you again for the feedback. It helps us make Wildflower a better place and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Canelo-GGG fight ends in a draw, and Twitter's all tied up

Ties are like kissing your sister, and most boxing fans aren't Jaime Lannister. One judge in particular turned into an online punching bag.

How to watch the Emmys online: don't miss this year's big awards show

Thankfully, if you don’t want to watch on traditional TV, there are plenty of ways to watch the Emmys online in the US. Here are the best ways to stream this year's awards show. 

Trump retweets 'heroic' image of him dragging Apple back to US

Commentary: As well as retweeting a gif of his golf swing knocking down Hillary Clinton, the president retweets a glorious work of art.

The 'Stranger Things' kids on the Emmys red carpet is the cutest thing you'll see today

The 'Stranger Things' kids on the Emmys red carpet is the cutest thing you'll see today

What does GDPR European Union law mean for your business?

Today’s consumers are more powerful than ever before, and get every bit of information that they can before they make a purchase. The Internet is helping them greatly, and most of the buying is done online. The pace is so rapid that it won’t be long before online purchases are more common than offline ones.

Internet trolls, ranked by state

Wired Magazine and online comment platform Disqus studied comments from Disqus' 7,000-plus forums to determine which states produced the largest percentage of toxic comments.

Why the iPhone X will be loved by Android copycats

In relatively rich countries like the the US and UK, the iPhone X will sell widely. But in a global landscape, the iPhone X will top every other iPhone as a status symbol that far fewer can afford. It's no coincidence that lookalike phones often hail from China, a market of billions that Apple's been trying to crack for years. Homegrown vendors like Huawei and Oppo do well there, their midrange devices selling like hotcakes even with a slight premium over even cheaper rivals. Clearly, looks matter.

Sen. Al Franken wants Apple to answer Face ID privacy concerns

In a letter ( PDF ), Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota decided to put several of them directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, a day after the company announced that its iPhone X would unlock with Face ID. The phone scans your face and uses it as a password, relying on 30,000 unique dots it recognizes. Franken raised concerns about whether the tech giant could protect people's privacy with millions of faces being scanned.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just set an all-time player count record on Steam

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just set an all-time player count record on Steam

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10 años de prisión por impostor: dijo que era productor de películas porno, armó audiciones falsas y se acostó con 24 mujeres

Mario Ambrose Antoine engañó a decenas de personas haciéndose pasar por un importante productor que tenía relaciones con grandes compañías de la industria pornográfica como Playboy

Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch) review

Acer's Helios 300 laptop, part of the Predator gaming line, has a lot of things going for it. It's got a cool name, first off. It's reasonably priced, although not the least-expensive laptop you can get with these parts. There's a patented cooling fan inside, called the AeroBlade, that Acer claims is the world's thinnest metal fan (the blades are just 0.1mm thick). And, perhaps owing to that slim, powerful fan, it includes software to overclock the default Nvidia GeForce 1060 graphics card.

5 steps to secure your emergency call center

You are a target. "911 center hacked" makes a great headline. And for someone with nefarious intent, "getting" a 911 center helps build their street cred; never mind the potential nation-state actors who may have far more serious intentions. Now that you know it's your challenge, start to learn. First, try to understand what the unique risks facing your center are. For example, does your PSAP have external connections to third-party vendors that could be compromised? Does your center have a lax policy on passwords or software programs that may not support the installation of antivirus software without extensive testing by the provider? Are your computers regularly patched? Consultants or cybersecurity companies can help you understand what may not be readily apparent by conducting formal risk assessments or vulnerability scans.

​Linus Torvalds on Linux, life, and bathrobes | ZDNet

Still, Torvalds admitted, "In order to get into the kernel, you have to be interested in low-level programming that most people are not interested in. I don't think the kernel will ever be something that you would want to teach in a high school class. It's fairly esoteric, and you need a certain type of dedication to really even bother to care." That said, "We get a large percentage of people who are interested in these kinds of low-level problems."

You can design a creature for Netflix's new 'Dark Crystal'

The winner will be awarded $500 and "their concept design will be crafted and built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop to make a possible cameo appearance" in 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,'" according to the Dark Crystal website .

'The Handmaid's Tale' wins Hulu its first big Emmys Awards

At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, the streaming service swept the award categories for which "The Handmaid's Tale" was nominated, starting with an Emmy for outstanding writing for a drama series. " The Handmaid's Tale " also took home the trophy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, which went to Ann Dowd. The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel also won outstanding directing for a drama series, which went to Reed Morano. In addition, Elisabeth Moss won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role "The Handmaid's Tale." (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)

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. @donaldglover made history as the 1st Black Director to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series #blackhistory #Emmys2017

Netflix’s Black Mirror wins Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series

Netflix’s Black Mirror won its first Primetime Emmy award tonight, with Charlie Brooker taking home the award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special for the season three episode "San Junipero.” The 61-minute episode won Outstanding Television Movie earlier in the week at the Creative Arts portion of the awards.

Micron: New critical technologies for autonomous vehicles

Micron announced at Mobile World Congress Americas its new high bandwidth GDDR6 memory solutions to support autonomous vehicles. Micron also unveiled new dev kits for its Authenta security solution.

How the new iPhone could drive up the shipping cost of everything

We estimate that the cost of freight makes up less than 0.01 percent of the iPhone’s value. This means that it’s highly unlikely the price of freight will become so high that Apple won’t be willing to ship its product. There are a number of organizations like Apple shipping highly valuable items where freight is a negligible percentage of the product’s value, and if these players get into a bidding war over fixed capacity, it’s inevitable that the price of freight will rapidly increase.

Can this smart tea set actually brew better tea?

Tea. Mankind has been brewing and drinking it for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and while the varieties of tea, techniques of preparation, and methods of brewing have changed as cultures and times have changed, at its core, it all boils down to steeping leaves in water.

How to understand the real business impact of cloud lock-in

Forrester Research analyst Dave Bartoletti explains how time to market and perceived value change the conversation on vendor lock-in.

iPhone X: Forget the experts, here’s what real people think

Commentary: Tim Cook says Apple doesn't make phones just for the rich. So I roamed around California and asked real, non-rich people whether the iPhone X excited them.

Wificoin lets you buy hotspot access with cryptocurrency

It’s infuriating to see a public wifi connection you’re not allowed to use, such as the ones from mobile carriers like T-Mobile and ISPs like Comcast. If you’re not a subscriber, there’s often no way to pay for one-time access. But TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon project Wificoin wants to help you buy or earn access to hotspots nearby.

Snap says removes Al Jazeera's Discover Publisher channel in Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc has been asked by the Saudi Arabia government to remove the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in that country because it violated local laws, the social media company said on Sunday.

We pray that you enjoy, and are not instead disgusted by, this collection of cute fruit bats

We pray that you enjoy, and are not instead disgusted by, this collection of cute fruit bats

The Best Wireless Headphones of 2017

Stereo headphones have been around since before the first Sony Walkman, and that's roughly how long we've put up with tangled wires while listening to music on the go. That's long enough, if you ask us. Fortunately, this is where wireless headphones come in. They're convenient for any situation where you don't want to deal with dangling cables—especially at the gym. And now that many phone makers are ditching the headphone jack, they're a good way to ensure compatibility with just about any new device.

How to set up web-based monitoring with NGINX Amplify

If you're an NGINX administrator, Amplify should be considered a must have. With this system you can keep tabs on your web servers, create new dashboards, set up alerts, and so much more. Considering how easy it is to install and how much it offers, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better solution for NGINX web server monitoring.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus FAQ: Everything You Need to Know!

A) Building on the Portrait mode feature, the Portrait Lighting feature allows iPhone 8 Plus owners to tweak the lighting effect of a portrait photo before or after taking it. They are not just filters as the feature analyses the scene and the lighting effect will vary depending on the ambient lighting conditions. However, the Portrait Lighting feature is available only for the rear facing camera. It is not available for front-facing camera, so you can’t use it for selfies like the iPhone X.

Trump calls for internet to be cut off for terrorists

More than 20 people were injured near Parsons Green subway station, in what police termed "a terrorist incident." In response to the attack, President Donald Trump tweeted : "Loser terrorists must be dealt with in a much tougher manner. The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better!"

The absolute worst pumpkin-related food crimes

I purchased a six-pack of pumpkin cider in the fall of 2013, eager to sip something cold (it was still hot outside) that still tasted like autumn incarnate. Instead, the pumpkin cider tasted exactly like vomit — not just vomit, the noun, but the actual act of vomiting.

This Russian-designed token wants to tackle crypto-volatility

The concept is not new, but we are now witnessing its first applications. One of these projects is propelled by Goldmint , a company with Russian roots now preparing for an ICO and the subsequent launch of a gold-backed crypto asset. Christened ‘GOLD,’ the token will have its value equal to that of one ounce of gold on the LBMA exchange.

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SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully returns from 12th ISS resupply mission

This is the 12th successful ISS resupply mission SpaceX has conducted using one of its Dragon cargo capsules. The capsule used this time around is also intended to be the last brand new capsule SpaceX employs for this purpose – from now on, it hopes to only use refurbished Dragons used on previous missions.

Everything We’ll Be Watching for During the Emmys

For years the Emmys were the place that Modern Family went to pick up something pretty for the mantle. But that’s all changing thanks to the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Now streaming services compete—and win—right alongside their big network counterparts. With more players in the game, television studios are starting to pony up for really creative shows to grab attention. All of this has lead to a lot of amazing TV. In anticipation of the Emmys, which air tonight at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on CBS, WIRED’s editors spent last week reflecting on our favorite shows of the last year—and why we think they deserve to be rewarded.

Three CIO survival lessons: 'Step up or step aside' | ZDNet

New research from Deloitte sheds light on essential advice that Chief Information Officers need to survive and thrive in these turbulent times.

The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

PrimeSense was never solely responsible for the technology in Microsoft’s Kinect — as evidenced by the huge improvements Microsoft made to Kinect 2.0 on its own — and it’s also obvious that Apple is doing plenty of new software and processing work on top of this hardware. But the basic idea of the Kinect is unchanged. And now it’s in a tiny notch on the front of a $999 iPhone.

51 Here's how Google sees you using ARCore
52 Tanoshi launches Kickstarter campaign for Android 2-in-1 laptop for kids | ZDNet
53 Which iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus Storage Capacity Should You Buy — 64GB or 256GB?
54 These iPhones and iPads work with ARKit
55 Apple's iTunes removes iOS App Store from desktop version | ZDNet
57 Google's ad platform reportedly allowed anti-Semitic campaign
58 Humble Bundle has something to brag about: $100M to charity
59 ​Google deletes Android backups if you don't use your phone for two months | ZDNet
60 Hong Kong government initiates $256m fund for tech startups | ZDNet
61 Heartland Tech Weekly: Amazon sets off a horse race
62 Slack raises a huge financing round from SoftBank valuing the company at $5.1B
63 IBM's Watson Data Platform aims to become data science operating system | ZDNet
64 Mashable on Twitter
65 Google debuts Tez, a mobile wallet and payments app for India
66 Chris Anderson on Twitter
67 Octlantis is a just-discovered underwater city engineered by octopuses
68 Zoe Quinn talks about online abuse and her new book, Crash Override
69 Emmys 2017: Here's the full winners list
70 So ... what is Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' really about?
71 Mashable on Twitter
72 The Single Season of 'The Night Of' Is the Future of TV
73 Macworld on Twitter
74 Mashable on Twitter
75 Waymo wants to postpone the self-driving car technology trial with Uber
76 LimeBike rolls out dockless bike sharing across 8 U.S. cities
77 Mashable on Twitter
78 A cord cutter’s guide to watching tonight’s Emmy Awards
79 USA TODAY Tech on Twitter
80 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
81 OBVIOUSLY Stephen Colbert slams Donald Trump during Emmys opener
82 How one scientist is working to reach people in vegetative states
83 Should You Update to iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad?
84 ZDNet on Twitter
85 How one software engineer is using an app to fight hunger in Nigeria
86 Air Map helps you navigate your city through the best air quality spots
87 Boise State's football dog is a good boy who fetches the tee after kickoffs
88 With 'Game of Thrones' out of the running, who'll rule the Emmys?
89 This app collects women's stories to fight harassment in developing countries
90 Mashable on Twitter
91 Mashable on Twitter
92 Watch the first-ever U.S. youth poet laureate perform a stunning poem about social change
93 'Battleborn' is winding down months after going free-to-play
94 Like the WiFi you have, only faster, easier, and prettier
95 If You Want to Remember Something, Don't Take a Picture
96 Mashable on Twitter