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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update’s “pick up where you left off” feature helps your work travel with you across devices, including iOS and Android devices in supported apps. When you stop working on one device and pick up another, Cortana will pop up a notification offering to plop you back exactly where you were, thanks to the power of the cloud. You’ll obviously need to install Microsoft’s Cortana app for the feature to work on non-Windows devices.

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Big changes ahead for iPhone 8 owners | ZDNet

Change is not bad. Change is necessary. And over the decade that we've had the iPhone, users have had to adapt and change quite a bit. And on the whole, there's not been much backlash to changes that Apple has introduced in either the iPhone hardware or iOS software over the years. Probably the biggest iPhone-related backlashes have been when Apple replaced the 30-pin connector with Lightning, and binned the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth.

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Equifax data breach 2017: Here's how to protect yourself

One of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. For now, Equifax doesn't explicitly tell you if you were a victim, and in 99.99 percent of cases (yes, literally), it won't notify you by direct mail. But, if you're concerned you're vulnerable to identity theft because of the breach, this guide is for you.

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Equifax data breach 2017: Here's how to protect yourself

One of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. For now, Equifax doesn't explicitly tell you if you were a victim, and in 99.99 percent of cases (yes, literally), it won't notify you by direct mail. But, if you're concerned you're vulnerable to identity theft because of the breach, this guide is for you.

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TNW on Twitter

Counterpoint: Why phone makers are trying to kill the headphone jack http://tnw.me/dchv3dT  pic.twitter.com/sg567TUK24

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http://tek.io/2f9fikp

This is an interesting way of broadening the ecosystem as a way for Apple to get into the smart home environment, Ranger added. The smartphone itself might not be enough for Apple to step into the smart home, and the HomePod could be the bridge that does that. "Siri is going to be the important piece of the glue that connects all these devices up," he said.

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Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Program Targeting Rival Lyft

Federal law-enforcement authorities in New York are investigating whether Uber Technologies Inc. used software to interfere illegally with a competitor, according to people familiar with the investigation, adding to legal pressures facing the ride-hailing company and its new chief executive.

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The Verge on Twitter

Google is redesigning its privacy dashboard to help users protect themselves from Google https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/8/16276000/google-dashboard-my-account-privacy-security-redesign?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/G0hHUEVrWK

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Reuters Tech News on Twitter

#Bitcoin tumbles to $4,227, days after hitting a record high on reports of local Chinese exchange shutdown plans http://reut.rs/2eSAu1l  pic.twitter.com/CIwsNKYttI

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Microsoft reveals release date for Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Microsoft’s PC partners have been gradually unveiling their Windows Mixed Reality headsets at IFA this week, all promising vague fall or October release dates. Microsoft is now officially revealing that the first headsets will be available on October 17th for consumers, alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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The Next Big Windows Update Is Coming to Your Computer October 17th

Optimize your storage and back up your files because the Windows Fall Update is just around the corner. At the IFA Keynote in Berlin Terry Meyerson, VP of the Windows and Devices group, announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would begin rolling out to compatible PCs October 17.

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Zack Whittaker on Twitter

PSA: If you check Equifax's site to see if your data was stolen, you *waive your rights* to sue Equifax or be part of a class action suit. pic.twitter.com/p4AlmmLQ3r

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... on Twitter

There are so many great pieces of info in this Juicero obit. My fave right now: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-08/inside-juicero-s-demise-from-prized-startup-to-fire-sale … pic.twitter.com/xxvvgmjF3a

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http://read.bi/2weTjOx

For The University of Wisconsin–Madison's student paper, The Badger Herald, editor in chief Alice Vagun told Business Insider that she expects a "flood" of students to be interested in helping put together their weekly Snapchat edition. She said the paper has already appointed a dedicated Snapchat editor and brought on a couple of part-time animators to create graphics.

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Reuters Tech News on Twitter

#Bitcoin falls on report of a Chinese shut down of local crypto-currency exchanges; analysts call it temporary http://reut.rs/2vLbn3o  $BTC pic.twitter.com/7ACjeX5I25

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Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Program Targeting Rival Lyft

Federal law-enforcement authorities in New York are investigating whether Uber Technologies Inc. used software to interfere illegally with a competitor, according to people familiar with the investigation, adding to legal pressures facing the ride-hailing company and its new chief executive.

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TechCrunch on Twitter

If you check Equifax's site to see if your data was stolen, you *waive your rights* to sue Equifax or be part of a class action suit. pic.twitter.com/KaUR5rY5ZB

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RED's First Smartphone Still Looks Like a Fake Star Trek Prop

According to the press release RED has joined forced with Leia Inc., an offshoot from Hewlett-Packard Labs, because of the company’s “recent breakthroughs in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing to provide a complete lightfield “holographic” display solution for mobile devices.” Those are some very big words that boil down to mean a phone developed by Liea could include nice vaguely holographic images. The display is said to use multi-layered LCDs in combination with directional backlighting to produce an image that pops out from the display, not entirely unlike Princess Organa’s call for help in a galaxy far, far away.

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What’s Really Going On With Google Drive

Personally, Backup and Sync fits my needs, and I’m not looking to make the leap into full-on cloud storage. I store about 100 gigs in the cloud, all of it backed up locally, with external hard drives backing up the back-ups. The ability to stream files from anywhere does seem great though, and this new split personality for Google Drive may just be a stepping stone before the products come together in a new form down the line. The most important thing to know is that your files are still safe and you’ll need to replace the Drive app with one of these choices before March 12, 2018, when the original apps shut down completely.

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Thomas Fox-Brewster on Twitter

Just in - Congressmen Call For A Senate Inquiry Into The Huge Equifax Hack https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/09/08/public-inquiry-for-equifax-breach/ … cc @RepTedLieu @RonWyden pic.twitter.com/PAAqnFUN1L

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How much do you know about the iPhone?

You don't have to love Apple to take the quiz. I wouldn't be surprised if some iPhone critics scored higher than some of the fans. So are you ready? Let the quiz begin! I ask that you please keep your eyes on your own monitor and no cheating folks -- the interweb search is off limits.  When you're done taking the quiz, share your results in the comments section and compare grades. Enjoy!

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Come join us for The Vergecast Live in San Francisco on September 13th!

Here are the details: to come see the podcast live, you will need to be there, live . We’re setting up shop at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco and will open the doors at 6PM. Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn (me), and Paul Miller will be around to hang out for an hour or so, then we’ll record the show and take questions from the audience. We may even have a special guest!

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Zelle, a payment network backed by major US banks, is launching a standalone app

At launch, the Zelle app will support debit cards, checking, and savings accounts. (No credit cards, which is how they keep the transfers free.) The app will also offer a higher limit on how much users can transfer on its app, though this amount will vary between users based on their banking history. For my Bank of America account, Zelle offers a limit of $2,500 a day. Venmo and Square Cash, in contrast, cap user payments respectively at $299.99 and $250 a week, regardless of credit history. The amount bumps up to $2,999.99 and $2,500 a week if you verify your identity with your zip code, birthday, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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The best Bluetooth speaker to buy right now

With each passing year, the portable Bluetooth speaker category gets better options at lower prices. What used to be a $200 purchase if you wanted the best of the best is now almost half as expensive, making these gadgets more accessible than ever before. With advances in software to pair speakers and sync them together, it’s never been easier to take a full-blown sound system with you on the go. These days, there’s no excuse not to have a good portable speaker on hand for outdoor activities and filling every room of your home with music. The hard question is: which one, and for how much?

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Hey Siri, it’s time to ‘glow up’

I should be able to do the same with you whether I'm in my car, at work, at home watching TV or on the go. I shouldn't feel like there are different Barbie doll versions of you: iPhone Siri, Mac Siri, Apple TV Siri and CarPlay Siri. I just want to feel like you're the same Siri across all my devices and that you remember things about me no matter what device I'm on.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Why RSS still beats Facebook and Twitter for tracking news http://gizmo.do/unoTsOu  pic.twitter.com/WU5Qx1NJcZ

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CNET on Twitter

Siri is now 6 years old. It's time for it to move beyond novelty status http://cnet.co/2xbDNqV  pic.twitter.com/vUsGbDyvQh

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Equifax hack | TechCrunch

The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try to get into your email and online accounts. This means someone will try to open a credit card in your name. This crass, callow, and lazy treatment of our digital data cannot stand. Read More

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Sony Smart Speaker LF-S50G review

The new Sony Smart Speaker is a little on the pricey side, considering it boasts very similar functions to the cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home, and we wonder if that's going to be a slight issue for it when it does go on sale.

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Cult of Mac on Twitter

Stay safe by going online with a VPN [Deals] http://cultm.ac/2xDfOPg  pic.twitter.com/R9TgJcqfCe

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JBL Bar 5.1 review

If ever there's been a home cinema problem waiting for a simple solution, it's the wireless surround sound issue. While JBL may not be the first to offer a transforming soundbar (that title goes to the Philips Fidelio HTL7180), the Bar 5.1 nonetheless offers an elegant way to bring surround sound to your home without upsetting an entire room with lengthy cabling. 

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TNW on Twitter

Xiaomi will unveil its next bezel-less Mi Mix 2 ahead of the new iPhone http://tnw.me/JeGfGkX  pic.twitter.com/Y772LjMNch

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Apple Pay Cash Trademark Filed with the European Union

Apple has filed a trademark for “APPLE PAY CASH” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), hinting at its imminent arrival. Apple Pay Cash is a feature expected to be introduced with iOS 11, allowing customers to make peer-to-peer payments using iMessage.

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Macworld on Twitter

Macworld none of the products in this article are Mac products. Let's see a list of the Mac products you want to hear about.

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TNW on Twitter

Apple’s new facial scanning feature could put iPhone 8 in a class of its own http://tnw.me/kJbDZTT  pic.twitter.com/a0PaioEl6o

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Netflix orders eight-part musical drama from La La Land director Damien Chazelle

This is another big move for Netflix, which has spent much of the last year snapping up exclusive rights to (or just outright financing) work from A-list directors like the Coen brothers, Ava DuVernay, Martin Scorsese, Shonda Rhimes, David Fincher, Dee Rees, and Noah Baumbach. At 32 years old, Chazelle is the youngest best director winner in Oscar history , so he makes a solid addition to that list.

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Get your sake on the go with Panasonic's roving mini fridge

According to Panasonic, this device is linked to a database that provides details about every bottle of sake in your Panasonic fridge. From there, it's supposed to offer up suggestions about the best food to go with your beverage.

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Tado thermostats get smarter with this app update

Depending on the layout of your home and the design of your HVAC system, it's very possible that you might want to throw the doors open on a warm day, even if you have a robust central air system. My family has opened our back doors multiple times during this relatively mild summer here in Louisville. If our Nest thermostat was smart enough to adapt to that rapid temperature change on the fly, it  would automatically help us save a little money.

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Server hosting dozens of popular file converter sites has been hacked

"The impact of this incident is concerning to me," said the security researcher. "All data going in or out of the server was being tampered with for months on end without the server owner noticing it."

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North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video

Guys, I’ve got some good news. North Korea looks like it may have abandoned its plans to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles and is instead challenging the US to a dance off. At least that’s my reading of their latest propaganda video .

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Why I'm now using Android and might skip the iPhone 8 | ZDNet

Circumstances caused me to change to Android handsets as my daily driver instead of my iPhone 7 Plus. Now I'm not sure I want to go back.

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What VMware Cloud on AWS means for infrastructure pros

At the 2017 VMworld conference, VMware Cloud on AWS was made generally available. Forrester analyst Dave Bartoletti explains what the service enables in the enterprise.

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There's now hope the Trappist-1 planets could be water worlds

An international team used observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to estimate how heat and ultraviolet radiation from the ultracool star may have affected the planets' water stores over the past eight billion years. The scientists' models suggest the system's innermost planets may have already transformed from water worlds to more parched places, losing more than 20 times the amount of ocean water on Earth.

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Stopping cyberattacks. No human necessary

For now, Sherwood feels safe having the city protected by an AI machine, which has shielded Las Vegas' network for the past year. But he also realizes a day will come when hackers could outsmart the AI. That's why Sherwood and his Las Vegas security team are at Black Hat: to learn how to use human judgment and creativity while the machine parries attacks as rapidly as they come in.

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Journalist brilliantly trolls email scammer with Jason Bourne's passport

In the first instalment, Damon's character is a killer in search of his real identity. He goes through his safety deposit box at the Swiss Bank, and he finds several passports. The first US passport he opens has the name Jason Bourne, which he assumes thereafter:

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How I found and bought my dream car on eBay

Minutes later, my shiny red Rover is on the ground and the keys are in my hand. I hop in, start the engine and lap the parking lot a few times. I'm riding high, both from the Rover's tall ride and the unusual path I took to buy the car. I keep thinking, "Who knew buying a car could be so easy and fun?!" But on eBay that's just how it was.

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3 ways your company can take advantage of the private cloud

Private cloud isn't as simple as it seems. 451 Research analyst Carl Brooks spoke with TechRepublic about the different ways that companies can leverage it.

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Cult of Mac on Twitter

Today in Apple history: Ping social network fails to strike a chord http://cultm.ac/2xCNigu  pic.twitter.com/Few0O5Fujs

51 'Game of Thrones' fan has an epic theory about a clue hidden in Jon Snow's name
52 Juniper to buy security software startup Cyphort | ZDNet
53 Day 2 of Europe's big tech show wrapped up. Here's what you missed.
54 Why your company should consider shelling out for the new Docker Enterprise Edition
55 This Pioneering $475,000 Cancer Drug Comes With A Money-Back Guarantee
56 The first ICO unicorns are here
57 Here’s How We Can Actually Stop Wasting So Much Food
58 Google’s Fighting Hate And Trolls With A Dangerously Mindless AI
59 Nest is announcing something big on September 20
60 TechRadar on Twitter
61 TNW on Twitter
62 Bragi’s Dash and Dash Pro wireless earbuds to get Amazon Alexa
63 An Artist Uses an iPhone to Visualize Sounds in AR
64 Huawei Mate 10 ‘Alps’ and ‘Blanc’ variants detailed
65 Equifax's big fat fail: How not to handle a data breach | ZDNet
66 Reuters Tech News on Twitter
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68 Macworld on Twitter
69 TNW on Twitter
70 Forbes Tech News on Twitter
71 Gadget Lab Podcast: Apple Preview
72 Apple Aims to Take Augmented Reality Mainstream
73 CNET on Twitter
74 The New 2018 Nissan Leaf Is a Completely OK Electric Car—And That's a Very Good Thing
75 CNET on Twitter
76 5 Creativity-Boosting Habits For People Who Can’t Stand Routines
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79 Princess ransomware makes a visit to the wrong website a royal mistake | ZDNet
80 ​Lenovo's Yoga 920 lets you talk to Windows 10's Cortana from across the room | ZDNet
81 The coolest new Star Wars toys from Force Friday
82 “Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn't Like-I Know Because It Happened to Me” - Mathew Ingram's Nuzzel Newsletter on Fri, Sep 1 2017
83 https://www.ft.com/content/c4e4d1aa-8ee9-11e7-a352-e46f43c5825d
84 Microsoft pushes 'mixed reality' features with Windows 10 update
85 CNET News on Twitter
86 Reuters Tech News on Twitter
87 Executives Prepare Push to Defend ‘Dreamers’ Program
88 Apple’s iPhone 8 event is happening on September 12th
89 7 Top-Reviewed Apps to Unleash Your Storytelling Prowess
90 Reporter: Google successfully pressured me to take down critical story
91 Cry of the Week: Harry Potter's story ended today, and we never got our Hogwarts letters
92 Gamers put together 48-hour marathon to raise money for Harvey relief
93 The Morning After: Friday, September 1st 2017
94 Robots will kill most retail jobs, and it's going to suck, pessimistic expert warns
95 JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications
96 Turning big data into business insights: The state of play | ZDNet