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Inaudible ultrasound commands can be used to secretly control Siri, Alexa, and Google Now

It’s an effective hack, but it’s unlikely to do much damage in the real world

Watch SpaceX launch the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane live

SpaceX is set to launch the U.S. Air Force's X-37B spaceplane into orbit today, with a launch window that opens at 9:50 AM ET (6:50 AM PT). The Boeing-built..

Bringing Back the iPhone7 Headphone Jack

Plenty of people bemoaned Apple’s choice to drop the 1/8″ headphone jack from the iPhone 7. [Scotty Allen] wasn’t happy about it either, but he decided to do something about it: h…

SpaceX launches Air Force’s spaceplane just before Hurricane Irma reaches Florida

The launch before the storm

Jaguar’s E-type Zero is the most beautiful electric car yet

Probably because the entire design is lifted from the 1960s

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Millions relied on Space City Weather—here’s the configuration that weathered the storm.

Watch this 100-year-old man try out VR for the first time

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Jaguar Land Rover gives us three EVs to drool over

The small 40 kWh battery can only provide enough juice for 170 miles of driving, but who cares when the electric motor produces 220 kW, that's 295 horsepower to us Americans, and can hit 62 miles per hour from a standstill in 5.5 seconds, a full second faster than the original E-Type. Unfortunately, this is a one-of-a-kind vehicle, so don't expect to see the E-type Zero in dealerships anytime soon.

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Amazon plans $5 billion second headquarters in North America

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN.O ) said on Thursday it plans to open another headquarters in North America and spend more than $5 billion for its construction and operation.

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Lyft self-driving cars are headed to San Francisco

Order a Lyft in San Francisco and you may soon be able to catch a ride in a self-driving car. The ride-hailing company said Thursday it's partnered with autonomous vehicle software company Drive.ai to bring self-driving cars to the city's streets.

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Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russia bought thousands of ads during US election

Facebook on Wednesday said it had found evidence that fake accounts "likely operated out of Russia" purchased thousands of ads during the US presidential election designed to amplify divisive political messages.

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Atlassian launches Stride, its Slack competitor

The most interesting ones of these are Actions and Decisions . The idea here is to overcome the usual problem in Slack where you come back from vacation (or even just a long weekend away) and don’t know what has happened while you were gone. Actions and Decisions live in the Stride sidebar and allow anybody in a group conversation to pin both action items for specific users and a note about a group decision to the room (and clicking on those brings you into the chat history where that decision was made). Thanks to this, you don’t have to look through a mountain of messages and GIFs when you’re trying to catch up on a conversation.

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Students can subscribe to Spotify and Hulu for $5 per month

If you're an undergraduate student, then I'm jealous of you today because Spotify and Hulu have announced a ridiculously great deal. Eligible students can sign up for Spotify Premium for Students and also receive a limited-commercials subscription to Hulu for just $5 per month.

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Jaguar’s all-electric E-Type shows classic cars have a place in the future

Alongside the Jaguar E-Zero launch at the firm’s Tech Fest event in London, the British manufacturer also confirmed that all its cars would offer electric power in some capacity from 2020, featuring fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid engine options.

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Pebble founder's next move is an AirPod-charging iPhone case

The interesting part of this side project is that Migicovsky says it's designed to stay small and let backers basically vote on whether a product exists or not. In a call with him, he explained that while Pebble used Kickstarter more as a marketing arm, the PodCase campaign is designed to make sure the campaign goal covers all associated costs. "We're seeing if people want the product. If they do, great, if they don't, no problem," Migicovsky says. His team members all have day jobs -- Evans is also the CEO of FatShark , which makes head-mounted displays and accessories for drone racing.

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Atlassian launches Stride, its Slack competitor

The most interesting ones of these are Actions and Decisions . The idea here is to overcome the usual problem in Slack where you come back from vacation (or even just a long weekend away) and don’t know what has happened while you were gone. Actions and Decisions live in the Stride sidebar and allow anybody in a group conversation to pin both action items for specific users and a note about a group decision to the room (and clicking on those brings you into the chat history where that decision was made). Thanks to this, you don’t have to look through a mountain of messages and GIFs when you’re trying to catch up on a conversation.

10
Smart tea kettle leaves your home Wi-Fi security in hot water

Smart gadgets, also known as internet of things devices, are notoriously bad with security. These IoT objects, whether they're  televisions , refrigerators  or security cameras , come with flaws related to their online connections and simple functions. Hacks, which can allow an attacker to take over your home's Wi-Fi network, often happen because manufacturers don't consider security when creating their connected devices. The problem has gotten so bad, so quickly that four US senators last month introduced a bill requiring connected devices to reach a  minimum standard of security .

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Lyft will partner with a startup born out of Stanford on self-driving cars

While Uber has hired engineers to advance its self-driving-car efforts, Lyft has opted to partner with existing companies to build out its team. Lyft is pursuing an "open platform" model that will allow any partner to dispatch their self-driving cars on the app.

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A new Amazon headquarters could be coming to a city near you

The world's largest online retailer said Thursday it plans to build a corporate base in a major North American city that will be a full equal to its existing Seattle headquarters. It expects to spend over $5 billion on the project, called Amazon HQ2, and hire as many as 50,000 people for high-paying jobs.

13
1st Amendment wins in self-proclaimed e-mail inventor’s Techdirt libel suit

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai will be appealing today's ruling. Dr. Ayyadurai has a long history of standing up for free speech. As a strong proponent of free speech, he also believes in truthful speech. False speech is not protected by the Constitution, and TechDirt's false and malicious speech about Dr. Ayyadurai should receive no legal protection. False speech does harm to readers, who are misled by it; it does harm to journalism, which is weakened by it; and it does harm to the subjects of the speech, whose reputations and careers are damaged by it. The public, and the courts, should not tolerate false speech, particularly when it causes people harm, and irresponsible media companies should stop using the Constitution as an excuse for their reckless dissemination of false information.

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How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

Fukui, who became CEO in 2003, felt Honda was engaged in too many areas of research, four current and former executives and engineers said. As a result, Honda scaled back work on plug-in battery electric vehicles and put its faith in the hydrogen-fueled car. By the time Honda turned back to plug-in cars in the late 2000s it had already lost several years to its competitors. Honda finally came up with a competitive plug-in car in 2013, 16 years after its original EV Plus. It is still playing catch up with the likes of Tesla.

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iPhone Hacks on Twitter

Apple Secures Streaming Deal with Warner Music Group for Apple Music at a Lower Rate Than Before https://buff.ly/2eMVsyG  #AppleNews pic.twitter.com/YNVtIA1yIM

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Should We Be Scared of Artificial Intelligence?

“Taking over the world is an intensely human thing to want to do,” says Astro Teller, in a short interview conducted at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. At Google X, Teller studies and develops artificial intelligence. Here, he argues that current frenzy over the topic might be overblown.

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Facebook is testing a way for you to share your Instagram Stories directly to Facebook

Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app, so much so that the social network is now turning to Instagram to see if its teen-friendly app can get the feature to finally stick.

18
Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.

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Tech’s uphill political battle to save the DACA Dreamers

But experts say that even with the backing of notable executives like Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook, the fight is an uphill battle, given the fiercely anti-immigrant current running through the Republican party and the decadelong history of false starts on legislation protecting Dreamers. The prospect that the tech industry might make little headway on DACA, despite Silicon Valley's impact on other political issues, underscores the struggle faced by proponents of immigration reform.

20
Speedtest calls T-Mobile the fastest carrier nationwide

A T-Mobile representative noted that this is the 14th quarter in a row in which T-Mobile came in first and added, "That should tell you all you need to know about the current state of wireless networks in the US -- T-Mobile is thriving in the unlimited data era while both Verizon and AT&T struggle."

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Amazon tries to snuff out a bunch of Kindle publishing scams

As part of Wednesday's filings, one alleged scammer used a novel approach to try making money through Amazon. The man named in the filing, Nilmer Rubio, of Olongapo City in the Philippines, allegedly reached out to authors who used the Kindle self-publishing platform and told them he could artificially inflate the number of pages customers read of their books in two Kindle programs. He apparently did this with the use of hundreds of Amazon accounts he created.

23
Samsung’s bug bounty program will pay rewards of up to $200,000

Samsung has become the latest tech company to introduce a bug bounty program , announcing that it will pay rewards of up to $200,000 to anyone who discovers vulnerabilities in its products. The Mobile Security Rewards Program covers 38 Samsung mobile devices which are still receiving monthly and quarterly security updates. The mobile devices eligible for the rewards include those in the Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy A, Galaxy J, and the Galaxy Tab series. Samsung’s flagship devices, the S8, S8+, and Note 8 are included.

24
American Express Targets Millennials With No-Fee Delta Credit Card

AmEx will debut the Blue Delta SkyMiles credit card this week, offering two miles per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants and on Delta Air Lines Inc. purchases, and one mile per dollar spent everywhere else. It will be one of the few airline co-brand cards that don’t come with an annual fee, a decision AmEx and Delta made to appeal to millennial travelers, said Eva Reda, the lender’s executive vice president of consumer partnerships and product development.

25
Spotify and Hulu partner on a discounted entertainment bundle, first aimed at students

Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership today that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering both services which will be jointly sold through a single subscription plan. Initially, this bundle will be targeted towards U.S. college students and will cost just $4.99 per month – the same as Spotify’s existing student plan. The bundle includes access to Spotify Premium, the company’s on-demand music service, and Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan.

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Google's personalized Feed is now available worldwide

Initially, the Feed will only appear inside the Google app on Android devices. However, the company says it's working on extending it to the iOS app, to the Google homepage and to the mobile web. If you do own an Android handset, simply launch the Google app (or swipe right on your homescreen) and the Feed should deliver cards based on what it believes are the most relevant subjects to you.

27
Lifehacker on Twitter

How to not get your kid a smartphone and not ruin their social life: http://lifehac.kr/5o82coD  pic.twitter.com/Epx0ZXF0Kr

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News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. This is a modest increase since early 2016, when (during the height of the presidential primaries) 62% of U.S. adults reported getting news from social media. While a small increase overall, this growth is driven by more substantial increases among Americans who are older, less educated, and nonwhite. This study is based on a survey conducted August 8-21, 2017, with 4,971 U.S. adults who are members of Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel.

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Apple considers using the iPhone’s backlight to improve runner safety

The application also notes that the backlight could be configured to act like a light beacon for night runners. This can be used to alert other pedestrians or cars of the runner’s presence. The light in its beacon mode could blink, fade in and out, pulsate, or strobe. Apple envisions this use case with an illustration of a runner with the device strapped to their arm.

30
SpaceX successfully launches mysterious X-37B spaceplane and recovers first stage

SpaceX can add another first to its ever-increasing list: On Thursday, it successfully launched an the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B experimental spaceplane for the first time. This makes it the only launch provider to accomplish this besides the United Launch Alliance, and should help ensure SpaceX gets more business from U.S, defense contracts in future.

31
Traveled to Mexico recently? A tax refund firm may have exposed your data

MoneyBack is one of the few companies that handle tax refund spaces for tourists visiting Mexico. The company allows visitors and tourists who spend $1,200 pesos ($65 US dollars) or more to claim back tax paid on purchases of luxury items and goods in more than 6,000 affiliated stores in the country. In order to obtain their tax refund, the purchaser has to upload their personal information, such as their passport and credit card, for verification. In return, MoneyBack takes a cut of the refund.

32
Top 5: Essential productivity tips

You've probably read and heard a lot of advice on how to be more productive, but most of it can be distilled down to five tips. Here's the list.

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Digital Trends on Twitter

#SuicideSquad2 finally gets a director in Gavin O'Connor http://bit.ly/2eJN1At  pic.twitter.com/Rl5aNSpkHy

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Kombucha, climbing walls, free plane tickets for parents, and hard work — A day in the life of a Silicon Valley intern

Our tour guide for the day was Ana Carolina Mexia Ponce, an interface engineering intern who will be a senior this fall at Stanford. She showed Business Insider what it's like to intern at one of Silicon Valley's big companies.

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Students can now get Spotify and Hulu together for $5 a month

Spotify and Hulu have announced a new streaming bundle that will allow college students to use both of their premium services for $4.99 per month.

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Pharma Bro threatens to destroy $2M Wu-Tang album he put on eBay

Shkreli, who said he'll give half the proceeds from the sale to medical research, added that he hasn't "carefully listened to the album." When asked in a Q&A section of the listing what that meant, he explained: "I put it on 'in the background' when some friends were over. No one was paying attention."

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TNW on Twitter

Apple and Amazon ready to spend big on James Bond film rights http://tnw.me/bpAY8dG  pic.twitter.com/WNkwJsl0M8

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​How Animal Logic pieced its storage together for production of 'The Lego Movie' | ZDNet

The animation and visual effects firm turned to Dell EMC to manage the vast amounts of data created during the making of The Lego Movie -- a film that peaked at 345 terabytes.

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Up close with the gorgeous Jaguar E-type Zero

In London today, Jaguar revealed a car that pretty much defines retro-futurism: the E-type Zero . It isn’t merely an old school design, it’s an actual Jaguar E-type roadster from the 1960s, lovingly brought up to date with new LED headlights, an updated instrument cluster with digital readouts, and an entirely bespoke electric powertrain that delivers up to 220kW of power. Jaguar proudly tells everyone within earshot that the E-type was celebrated by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car ever made,” and so it stands to reason that the British marque would retain the look in its entirety while modernizing and electrifying it.

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10 apps to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from a natural disaster

Lifeline Response is an app with a unique feature: It can trigger an audible alarm, a call from the Lifeline team, and a GPS alert to police when it detects your thumb has left the screen. If you're dealing with unsafe situations after a disaster it could be exactly what you need to feel a bit safer and ensure authorities know the moment something happens to you.

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iPhone 8 could be bad news for Android handset makers | ZDNet

Despite only accounting for about 20 percent of handset shipments, Apple set the price bar for premium smartphones, and as such pulls in some 85 percent of the market revenue. While there's no shortage of high-priced Android handsets, the Android market is dominated by mid-priced and budget Android devices, a segment where profit margins are razor thin (or is some cases, non-existent. Companies such as Samsung are heavily reliant on sales of premium Android handsets, and anything that upset that could be bad.

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TNW on Twitter

Guantanamo Bay's video game selection is better than you'd expect http://tnw.me/mw2iXo6  pic.twitter.com/QWy3kV906g

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How much is your personal data worth?

I asked Eine if he would be willing to go through the process himself. His answer was clear: "If someone said to me, 'Give me your telephone, let me pick five photographs and we're going to put it on a monitor there and in return we'll give you a print that's worth, like, I don't know, £150 or whatever,' I'd be like, 'No fucking way! Like, no way!'"

44
'Home Again' is insane and I think it's my favorite movie of the year

Home Again is a movie that has just about every character in the movie tell you that Reese Witherspoon is hot, desirable, competent and the greatest. It's tagline, "Starting over is not for beginners," doesn't make any sense. Witherspoon's character's ex-husband (Michael Sheen) raises the valid concern that he doesn't love his two young daughters living with three strange Hollywood bros — and he's treated like the bad guy!

45
GoPro expects adjusted profitability in third quarter; shares jump

(Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc ( GPRO.O ) said on Thursday it expects to be profitable on an adjusted basis in the third quarter, ahead of the holiday season launch of its newest cameras, sending its shares up 17 percent.

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Intel’s $1.3 Billion Fine in Europe Requires Review, Court Says

The order, which will send the Intel case back to a lower court for review, is a blow to a sweeping regulatory crackdown in Europe that has ensnared American household names like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. It could also embolden these technology companies, which have long complained that officials in Europe target them unfairly, to challenge the rulings and investigations against them.

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Blocked in China, Facebook Is Said to Seek a Shanghai Office

If it opens a Shanghai office, Facebook would not be the only Western internet company banned in the country to have some space there. Google, which pulled its servers out of China in 2010 after it decided to stop censoring search results, retained offices in Beijing and Shanghai that support both advertising and research and development. Google still maintains extensive advertising sales and research facilities there.

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WireX DDoS malware upgrades with UDP flood capabilities | ZDNet

"When comparing WireX DDoS functionality and modus operandi to the other Windows and Linux DDoS malware families, it still has quite a way to mature as an effective, full-fledged DDoS bot," the researchers say. "The WireX malware still seems to be in its QA phase, judging by the many slightly different variants in the wild and the limited attack types and functionality it currently provides."

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Microsoft just upped its multi-million bet on quantum computing | ZDNet

Marcus runs the institute's Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) and the partnership establishes the university as a Nordic outpost of Microsoft's US-based quantum research lab, Station Q. QDev will be home to Station Q Copenhagen, alongside Station Q labs at the University of Sydney, Perdue University, and Delft University.

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This one chart shows how bad things are at Apple | ZDNet

Don't get me wrong, an OLED display and wireless charging will be a nice addition (and since OLED displays are heavier on the battery than regular displays, wireless charging might be useful here), but the benefit to the end user isn't going to be as huge. Visually moving to an OLED display isn't going to as noticeable of a leap as moving to retina displays was, rather it's just a display that's somewhat better than what the iPhone already has.

51 Amazon plans to build another US headquarters that's 'equal' in size to its Seattle campus
52 Apple iPhone toppled: Huawei takes second spot in global sales for first time | ZDNet
53 Ex-bank manager to face charges in Philippines for cyber heist, others cleared
54 iPhone 8 Pre-Orders Might Not Ship Until October
55 New Jaguar models to be electric in 2020 - BBC News
56 Microsoft, Adobe advance partnership with new cross-cloud productivity integrations | ZDNet
57 L.A. Noire is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and HTC Vive
58 Security flaws discovered in Huawei, Qualcomm, Nvidia device chipsets | ZDNet
59 IGN on Twitter
60 Speed Report Finds T-Mobile and Xfinity Providing Fastest Mobile and Broadband Internet in US - Slashdot
61 ABC announces a new 'Bachelor' and fans have never been so confused
62 Gizmodo on Twitter
63 Amazon Announces Plans for Huge New North America Headquarters
64 Judge dismisses Shiva “I Invented EMAIL” Ayyadurai’s libel lawsuit against Techdirt
65 Amazon is building a $5 billion secondary U.S. HQ and wants local governments to submit proposals
66 Amazon Opens Search for Second Headquarters City in North America
67 Facebook claims it can reach more young people than exist in UK, US and other countries
68 Why the LA Noire remaster is the perfect match for VR
69 T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix to Lure New Customers
70 'Veep' announces next season will be its last
71 Everything you need to know about Moto Mods
72 Lyft Is Launching a Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco
73 Facebook comments might soon get colored backgrounds, because we all deserve to suffer
74 Digital Trends on Twitter
75 Datadog acquires Logmatic.io to add log management to its cloud monitoring platform
76 The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017
77 iHome built Alexa into its latest alarm clock
78 Reddit teams with Lucidworks to build new search framework
79 Amazon Announces Plans for Huge New North America Offices
80 EU defense ministers take part in first cyber war game
81 Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics company Best seeks $932 million U.S. IPO
82 David Simon on Twitter
83 Michael Bennett on Twitter
84 Wild Geerters on Twitter
85 Soledad O'Brien on Twitter
86 Glenn Greenwald on Twitter
87 BBC News (World) on Twitter
88 Jason O. Gilbert on Twitter
89 Help! My Mother-in-Law Says She’s Psychic, and My Husband Won’t Tell Her She’s Full of It.
90 Julia Galef on Twitter
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