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Flawed Apple Mac firmware updates may leave them vulnerable to attack | ZDNet

Researchers have found ​the pre-boot Extensible​ ​Firmware​ ​Interface​ ​(EFI)​ ​in​ ​many​ ​popular​ ​Macs​ ​is​ ​not always​ ​receiving​​ ​security​ ​updates​ as expected.

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Whole Foods hit by credit card hack at several stores

"While most Whole Foods Market stores do not have these taprooms and restaurants, Whole Foods Market encourages its customers to closely monitor their payment card statements and report any unauthorized charges to the issuing bank," the company said in a statement.

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Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind

Regaind has been working on a computer vision API to analyze the content of photos. Apple added intelligent search to the Photos app on your iPhone a couple of years ago. For instance, you can search for “sunset” or “dog” to get photos of sunsets and your dog.

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Indie game reveals the sad truth about your childhood friendships

"When we're sitting down to work out situations that are best to convey a childhood, things that come up all the time: acts of creation, acts of play, acts of exploration," Bradbury said. "Those things where we step outside of ourselves and find something new or create something new — that's the stuff that sticks. We definitely do focus on those situations because we feel that's a very universal experience."

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Now the Commodore 64 is getting the miniature makeover

Keeping with the trend of blasts from gaming consoles past , the Commodore 64 — you know, the best-selling home computer from the 80s — is being revived and shrunken down into the C64 Mini.

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How your morning cup of coffee can help save the world

The intersection of technology and new media has redefined our understanding of human progress. In the midst of this rapidly changing world, the Social Good Summit focuses on where we’re headed. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week, the Summit unites a lively community of global citizens and progressive thought leaders around a common theme: #2030NOW. A dynamic exploration of the world we want to live in by 2030, the Social Good Summit will focus on how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place.

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People are freaking out over this brand-new invention that is actually just a tent

Have you heard of the “Pause Pod?” Well, if you haven’t, have I got a pitch for you. It’s a collapsable structure that makes a cube-like space–covered by fabric–and people can crawl in and out of it. Insider posted a video about the contraption, which depicted people climbing into the pod, zipping it up, sitting down, and sometimes lying down. Good wholesome pod fun.

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Apple Investigating Reports of iPhone 8 Plus 'Splitting Open'

As 9to5Mac reports, so far two cases of the iPhone 8 Plus case splitting have been logged. The first occurred in Taiwan where the smartphone was being charged when it split open. According to the owner, they were charging using the official cable and power adapter that ships with the handset. The phone had been in use for five days and the split happened after about three minutes of charging. Images of the split phone from Taiwan are available on ifeng .

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Samsung's latest fitness tracker won't work with iPhone until Apple signs off

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is advertised as iPhone compatible -- but the app to make it so hasn't been approved by Apple yet.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

New smart ink tattoos are being developed to help detect dehydration or blood sugar levels - https://trib.al/pxrJS5b  pic.twitter.com/lSJtunpRNO

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Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists

Facebook in a statement acknowledged the warrants and a gag order preventing the company from telling the activists they were being targeted. "We successfully fought in court to be able to notify the three people whose broad account information was requested by the government," the statement read. "We are grateful to the companies and civil society organizations that supported us in arguing for people's ability to learn about and challenge overly broad search warrants."

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Breakingviews - Crypto-currencies’ strength becomes their weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - One of the chief strengths of crypto-currencies is becoming their weakness. Freedom from regulation was the big draw of bitcoin, ether and their proliferating kind. But the exchanges set up to trade them often lack basic controls over identity, fraud, technology and even volume, a  Reuters investigation shows. Without fixes, that will consign digital currencies to the financial fringe.

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Original Content explores the politics and space battles of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

We also touch on the controversy around Discovery cast members taking a knee in solidarity with athletes protesting police brutality (despite the criticism of President Donald Trump). Just to reiterate: You can watch or not watch whatever you want, for whatever reason, including politics. But if you really think that politics has no place in Star Trek , you’re wrong .

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Google reportedly working on Echo Show competitor

The device, internally codenamed "Manhattan," will have a similar screen size to the 7-inch Echo Show, people familiar with the matter told the tech site. The device, which may run a version of Android, was expected to be released in mid-2018, but there is pressure to release it as soon as this year, TechCrunch reported.

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Elon Musk envisions travelling from the US to China in 40 minutes

Musk also left us hanging about his plans for Mars, though he did offer a little more detail. He wants to send ships to the Red Planet in 2022, with human beings following in two years' time. Once those humans are actually there, they'll start building a propellant plant to make interplanetary travel easier. That'll be the bedrock for the Mars utopia we're all hoping for.

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The SNES Classic is getting a wireless controller from 8bitdo

The new gamepad looks almost identical to the original Super Nintendo design, but with a solid dark grey front. More importantly, 8bitdo’s option comes bundled with a wireless dongle so that you don’t have to fuss with the frustratingly short cords available on Nintendo’s controllers. The third-party gamepad also includes the ability to access the SNES Classic’s main menu without having to physically hit the reset button on the console; you simply hit down and select at the same time if you want to change games or adjust the display.

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Amazon is developing three new sci-fi shows in an attempt to find the next Game of Thrones

Ringworld , based on the classic 1970 novel by Larry Niven, is about a man named Louis Gridley Wu who is enlisted by an alien species to participate in an expedition to locate a mysterious object in space. After crash-landing on the massive construct, he and his crew have to find a way to escape. The novel is followed by several direct sequels, and fits in Niven’s much larger “ Known Space ” setting, which provides Amazon with a plenty of options for an expansive show. The Syfy Channel originally optioned the novel in 2004, and again in 2013 , but nothing came of those efforts.

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Russian government linked to fake black activist accounts

The revelation buttresses allegations that Russia-linked social media accounts sought to encourage divisiveness in the US during and after last year's election, in which race relations were frequently at the fore. Over the past weekend, a network of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia were used to stoke the controversy over whether NFL players should stand for pregame performances of the national anthem.

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Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists

Facebook in a statement acknowledged the warrants and a gag order preventing the company from telling the activists they were being targeted. "We successfully fought in court to be able to notify the three people whose broad account information was requested by the government," the statement read. "We are grateful to the companies and civil society organizations that supported us in arguing for people's ability to learn about and challenge overly broad search warrants."

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New Black Boxes Will Be Easier to Track in Plane Crashes at Sea

But a new generation of recorders, announced this summer by Airbus and set to roll out on new A350 airframes in late 2019, will make those boxes easier to retrieve. Instead of going down to the bottom with the plane, a recorder will be released and float back to the surface. It will then send a signal that satellites could pick up, allowing searchers to pinpoint its location.

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The Verge on Twitter

Elon Musk wants to blast you from New York to London in 29 minutes pic.twitter.com/BnIxpTTILB

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AT&T asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn net neutrality rules

As the FCC prepares to roll back the controversial rules, AT&T and others appeal a lower court's ruling that upheld the rules to the Supreme Court.

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What is Microsoft's AndromedaOS? | ZDNet

Microsoft is continuing to advance its long-time goal of a truly common operating system across different Windows form factors with its 'AndromedaOS' effort.

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Arrow's Big Bad Prometheus Will Return for the DC Crossover, But With a Twist

The last season of Arrow centered around the mysterious arrival of Prometheus, a masked bowman seeking vengeance against everything Oliver Queen has been working toward since becoming the Green Arrow. But even though he perished at the end of the season , Promethus will rise again in the CW/DC crossover event.

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TNW on Twitter

FCC wants Apple to enable nonexistent FM radio chip http://tnw.me/ZUFCpdI  pic.twitter.com/SJeDb3TveN

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EU Seeks Compromise on Tech Taxes as Macron Rails Against Google

The European Commission set itself the challenge of finding a formula that will satisfy leaders both like France’s Emmanuel Macron, who’s demanding giant tech companies pay more taxes, as well as those concerned about driving their business away.

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TNW on Twitter

Does biology explain why men outnumber women in tech? http://tnw.me/uOFPvTG  pic.twitter.com/AVECLWFkZs

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Turn on iPhone FM radio chips, urges FCC. But iPhone 7, 8 don't have any, says Apple | ZDNet

"Apple is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted doing so. But I hope the company will reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. That's why I am asking Apple to activate the FM chips that are in its iPhones.

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TNW on Twitter

QWOP developer releases new game where you climb with a sledgehammer http://tnw.me/usky5As  pic.twitter.com/l9XAsst4gU

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Looking For A Job? Cut These 5 Things From Your LinkedIn Profile Now

Rangel acknowledges that in certain industries, being controversial can be a good thing (for example, advertising). But she urges those who choose to go down his path to be selective and smart about it. “Don’t be controversial just for the sake of being controversial,” she urges. Think long and hard about how it relates to your industry, and avoid attacking anyone personally, regardless of your personal disagreement level. “Not that you need to be a positive ray of sunshine every day, [but] people gravitate toward positivity,” says Rangel.

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The Guy Who Called Bitcoin a Bubble Now Wants to Help You Store It

Sebag is betting a big part of his clients’ $2 billion of assets will go into the company’s new cryptocurrency offering. Longer term, he believes even trillions of dollars will pour into the sector from institutional investors who are currently unable to invest due to a lack of custodial transparency, institutional-grade insurance, anti-money laundering standards and auditable financial statements.

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Following Mysterious 'Sonic Weapon' Attacks, US Pulls Most of Diplomatic Staff From Cuba

It appears that the Trump administration has an opportunity to undo the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba—just like it wanted to do . Following unexplained “covert sonic device” attacks on envoys from both the US and Canada that were stationed in Havana, the State Department is pulling more than half of its staff out of Cuba, and warning travelers of potential danger.

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Forever 21 and Taco Bell got the sauce in this unconventional fashion collaboration

The collection will feature something for both men and woman. The ladies will get outfitted with tops, bodysuits, and cropped hoodies. The boys will get kitted out in sweatshirts, hoodies, and a anorak jacket, “that effortlessly brings the heat,” according to a statement from Forever 21. The whole collection will feature iconic graphics and a pop of color inspired by both brands.

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Google Will Retool User Security in Wake of Political Hack

The Alphabet Inc. company next month will begin offering a service called the Advanced Protection Program that places a collection of features onto accounts such as email, including a new block on third-party applications from accessing data. The program would effectively replace the need to use two-factor authentication to protect accounts with a pair of physical security keys. The company plans to market the product to corporate executives, politicians and others with heightened security concerns, these people said.

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This company invented a nap tent for adults and the reactions will have you weak with laughter

It's a small tent! It comes in a round storage tote that you're ostensibly supposed carry around, awaiting the moment you decide you need a nap or just some peace and quiet.

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TNW on Twitter

Here's why the best RPG experiences are in today's sports video games http://tnw.me/rSr6Vzp  pic.twitter.com/BKGTXoyA7q

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TNW on Twitter

These haunting Twitter accounts are live-tweeting World War II http://tnw.me/KVYTbqK  pic.twitter.com/OO4dOS8lYR

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SpaceX rocket could cut business flights to anywhere on earth to 60 minutes or less

The rocket accomplishes this by traveling at a speed of 18,000 mph, Musk said. And, given the reusability of the rocket, the cost for this form of travel could eventually be the same as an economy ticket on a major airline. While almost all flights can be accomplished in under an hour, many flights will take less than 30 minutes. For example, a flight from London to New York could take only 29 minutes.

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The SEC comes down on 2 cryptocurrency-based fundraising schemes

"Investors should be wary of companies touting ICOs as a way to generate outsized returns," said Andrew Calamari, director of the SEC’s New York regional office."As alleged in our complaint, Zaslavskiy lured investors with false promises of sizeable returns from novel technology."

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The horror of discovering porn for the first time lives on in this video game

Because, "much like Ben-Day dots of newspaper image prints, when you get too close to the image, all you will see are dots." But, the further away you get, the clearer it becomes. "This forces the player into the role of a kid: you know what you’re looking at is scandalous, but you can’t quite make out the actions. Is that an arm or a leg? Are there two people or just one?"

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Tata Motors Wins India Contract to Supply 10,000 Electric Cars

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked senior ministers to lead an initiative to ensure that by 2030 almost all vehicles in India are powered by electricity as a way to curb oil imports and reduce air pollution. The country’s carmakers, including Mumbai-based Tata Motors and New Delhi-based Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., are considering making electric vehicles for the $30 billion auto market.

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How to deploy and use a MySQL Docker container

When you install MySQL on a Linux machine, you will either be prompted to create a database admin password during or after installation. However, we have just deployed a Docker container that already has the database installed and running. How do we make use of that database without having set a password? Fortunately, it's actually quite easy. During the deployment, a random password will have been generated for you to use. To see that password, issue the command:

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When it comes to asking for data, don't let perfect be the enemy of good

Rather than fueling the data excuse by delving into all the options for corralling and massaging, try to determine what fidelity of data is needed to make a decision. For example, when travelling by airplane, the only data I need are the destination city or perhaps the airport if it's a city with multiple airports. However, if I were travelling by bicycle, I'd want detailed directions, locations of bike paths, and areas to secure my bicycle. Both activities are related to transportation, but one requires much higher-fidelity routing data than the other. Even the same activity might have different fidelity requirements depending on a number of factors. Continuing the example above, the pilot of a plane requires far more data than a passenger.

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Disney World is having some real spelling trouble on one of its new road signs

Disney World is having some real spelling trouble on one of its new road signs

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Hungry skunk got into a sticky McSituation, but one officer came to the rescue

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California Lawmakers Approve Anti-Offshoring Legislation - InformationWeek

The state Senate and Assembly this month approved legislation prohibiting the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) “from contracting for services performed by workers outside of the United States that would displace a UC or CSU employee.”

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Big week for dollar, records on Wall St. as quarter ends

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar was poised for its strongest week of the year on Friday, while world stock markets climbed back near record-high levels on the last trading day of the quarter.

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3 things infrastructure pros need to know about nested virtualization on Google Cloud

Google recently announced nested virtualization for the Google Compute Engine. Here are answers to three important questions about the service and an example use case.

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We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because methane is a particularly nasty greenhouse gas, the new finding means it’s going to be even tougher to combat climate change than we realized.

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