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'A Bad Moms Christmas' trailer introduces the bad moms' bad moms

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Future commercial astronauts will train using this new facility’s super deep pool

The UK is getting a new commercial astronaut training facility, called "Blue Abyss," which will include a pool with a depth of 50 meters, Engadget reports...

Qualcomm's under-screen fingerprint sensor arrives in a phone

No buttons required: Vivo's screen uses ultrasonics, beating the next iPhone to the punch.

Watch the first trailer for Hugh Jackman’s movie musical The Greatest Showman

The first trailer for 20th Century Fox’s P.T. Barnum biopic and original musical The Greatest Showman is here. Hugh Jackman plays Barnum, a charming, down-on-his-luck guy in a top hat, hanging out...

The New York Times’ best non-news service is going behind a paywall, and I am devastated

The New York Times has announced that NYT Cooking, its site and app for all things food, is going to use a subscription

NBA seeks sharp(shooting) minds for its second hackathon

The league expands its contest to two days, so student teams can work longer to create basketball analytics.

LiveLike to show Gold Cup soccer in VR with or without headset

LiveLike showing Gold Cup matches in VR. Headset optional.

Here's how they make the 'Game of Thrones' music so spine-tinglingly epic

So. Damn. Epic.

One card breaks this week’s Hearthstone Tavern Brawl

It's bad enough that Pirate Warrior is one of the top decks in Hearthstone's Standard and Wild formats. Now those of us seeking refuge in the fun and silly Tavern Brawl mode have to face the "I'm in charge, now" horrors of Patches the Pirate this week in our sanctuary.

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Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide

As reported by Reuters , the current Canadian ruling is opposed by civil liberties groups since it sets a precedent for internet censorship. "There is great risk that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests that could result in perfectly legal and legitimate content disappearing off the web because of a court order in the opposite corner of the globe," said David Christopher, a spokesperson for OpenMedia, a Canadian group that campaigns against censorship. Google cannot appeal the Supreme Court's decision, but may apply for an alteration to the order when it has evidence that complying would violate other countries' laws, according to Reuters .

Vivo beats Apple to an under-display fingerprint scanner

The Vivo reps couldn't provide a timeline as to when we'll start seeing this tech on their devices, but according to Qualcomm, its solution will come in two waves. "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal" can be integrated into devices powered by Snapdragon 660 and 630, and it'll start shipping to OEMs this month. As for the more advanced "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display," it'll work with future Snapdragon platforms as well as non-Snapdragon platforms, and it'll only start commercial sampling in Q4 this year.

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A new ransomware is sweeping the globe, but there's a vaccine

But the situation isn't hopeless. Those who either don't want to or simply can't afford to turn off their computer and wait for this all to blow over have a weapon in the battle against this attack. And, thankfully, it's a pretty simple home remedy.

Volvo, Autoliv And Nvidia Aim For Self-Driving Car Debut By 2021

Volvo and Autoliv will form a new partnership, called Zenunity, which aims to develop self-driving car software based on Nvidia’s Drive PX computing platform.

Facebook Now Has 2 Billion Users

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Ransomware's global epidemic is just getting started

GoldenEye, a new strain of the Petya ransomware, took the world by storm on Tuesday morning after starting from a cyberattack in Kiev, Ukraine. From there, it spread to the country's electrical grid, airport, and government offices. At the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, workers had to monitor radiation manually because of the attack. And then it started to go global.

The Ghost of Vine Will Haunt Social Media Marketers Forever

Vine might be haunting our (very short and repetitive) dreams, but they don’t have to be nightmares. If we can create excellent content, it will attract excellent communities -- and great writing, production and ideas will outlast any fleetingly popular platform we choose to visit.

We’re Tracking Every Project Elon Musk Has Dreamed Up.

We focused on the most ambitious undertakings of Musk’s four primary companies: Tesla, SpaceX, the Boring Company, and Neuralink. We didn’t include OpenAI, which is primarily a research group rather than a commercial enterprise, nor did we include previous endeavors Musk was involved with including Zip2, Paypal, and SolarCity prior to its acquisition by Tesla.

Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children

A trove of internal documents reviewed by ProPublica sheds new light on the secret guidelines that Facebook’s censors use to distinguish between hate speech and legitimate political expression. The documents reveal the rationale behind seemingly inconsistent decisions. For instance, Higgins’ incitement to violence passed muster because it targeted a specific sub-group of Muslims — those that are “radicalized” — while Delgado’s post was deleted for attacking whites in general.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What's coming on the security front | ZDNet

"Windows Defender Device Guard is available to Windows 10 E3 and E5 customers. For both E3 and E5 customers the Fall Creators Update will simplify application control, on any Windows 10 device, by relaxing hardware requirements and streamlining the management of the safe application lists to ease customer adoption through automation. For customers that have the Windows Defender ATP suite (E5), Windows Defender Device Guard will be integrated into Windows Defender ATP's Security Center console where it will expose Device Guard alerts and audit information and enable Device Guard to be applied to at risk devices on demand."

Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill

So the Chill playlists will take into account the music and genres you most enjoy and build the chillest set of tracks out of those genres. My mix prominently features Drake, Outkast, Ashanti, Trey Songs, Beyoncé, Jeremih and Kehlani — so we know where I’m at on the spectrum. But it also picks from those artists’ most chill tracks according to editorial choice, and some general music genomic smarts like tempo and categorization. It’s about 25 tracks and an hour and a half or so of music.

PornHub Videos Can Now Sync With Your Sex Toys

The porn site today launched a new "Interactive" category, featuring "hundreds" of videos that are synchronized to work with wireless sex toys. For instance, "if fellatio is being given during a scene, a sensation will be generated and instantly transmitted to a user's wireless interactive sex toy, providing them with e-pleasure courtesy of their favorite pornstar, matching up with the action playing out on screen," Pornhub wrote in a news release.

Pornhub will sync videos with your interactive sex toys

From today, you can now find a new Interactive section of Pornhub that offers clips intended for both the Kiiroo Onyx and Fleshlight Launch. The company has promised, however, to widen the gadgets that its clips are compatible with, to include female-friendly devices from OhMiBod, We-Vibe, Lovense and Kiiroo. Pornhub has also pledged to widen the category to include VR videos that can sync with the hardware, making truly immersive teledildonics a possibility.

Petya ransomware attack: What it is, and why this is happening again | ZDNet

Just six weeks on from WannaCry, the world has fallen victim to another fast-spreading ransomware in the form of Petya/GoldenEye. Why haven't lessons been learned?

Steve Jobs's Iconic Mock Turtleneck is Getting Reimagined

For those who didn’t keep tabs on how the turtleneck came to be, it was originally designed by Japanese designer Issey Miyake, and it’s said that Jobs had upwards of 100 black mock turtlenecks in his closet that were designed by the legendary individual. The original design was actually retired back in 2011, following the death of Jobs, but it looks like the mock turtleneck is getting revitalized, at least in some fashion.

LG’s new 77-inch OLED wallpaper TV is now available for the price of a new car

The W series uses a bit of trickery for pulling off its 0.2-inch thick design: the guts of the TV, including HDMI inputs and general hardware, are stowed away inside an attached Dolby Atmos soundbar below the TV. For what it’s worth (design aside), you’re still getting a fantastic TV. The W series supports all four main HDR standards (HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, and Advanced HDR by Technicolor), offers full 4K resolution, and runs LG’s pretty good WebOS 3.5 smart TV software.

Google Photos’ new sharing features are starting to roll out

The update adds a dedicated “sharing” tab to the bottom of the app and several different ways to share photos. For one, the app will now suggest photos for you to share and who you might want to share them with. The feature is largely based around facial recognition: if Google realizes you regularly share photos of a specific person with a specific email address, it will offer to send them any new pictures.

Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors.

Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband and wife duo has built a massive startup out of what started as a online look book for their own home improvement project in the leafy streets of Palo Alto. But surprisingly, they have spent almost no time talking about the business as a pair.

Toshiba to sue partner Western Digital over meddling in chip sale | ZDNet

"Toshiba Corporation's attempts to circumvent our contractual rights have left us with no choice but to take this action," said Steve Milligan, chief executive officer of Western Digital. "It is our concern that, left unchecked, Toshiba would pursue a course that clearly violates these rights and also runs decidedly counter to the best interests of the JVs and also to the hard working people at Toshiba Corporation's NAND Flash business in Japan."

Rihanna was spotted snuggling with a mysterious man, so naturally everyone freaked out

Papparazzi shots of the "Wild Thoughts" singer surfaced on Monday night, and showed her getting steamy with a special someone while on vacation in Spain. Obviously, Twitter erupted from the news.

How Starbucks, Airbnb, And LinkedIn Are Helping To Develop The Gen Z Workforce

Each worker in both the new program and the traditional service year is paid for their work (usually between $12,530 to $25,060 for the year). That changes based on whether or not housing is provided, or if the position requires a professional degree or certification. Many positions also offer the opportunity to receive loan forbearance and an education award for students to use on future education or pay off student loans. Some even offer child care benefits. This can work to the young person’s advantage as they are paid for providing a needed community service and make themselves more attractive to employers

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Five nightmarish attacks that show the risks of IoT security | ZDNet

From looking at these attacks, it should be clear that the onus for preventing takedown by IoT is on both the user and the device developer. Going forward, every IoT device should ship with an updated kernel/firmware and include the ability to regularly update as new vulnerabilities are found. At the same time, anyone who deploys an IoT device needs to take the time to change the default user/password combination (if available) and constantly be on the lookout for suspect network activity. Finally, developers should seriously consider making default password change a requirement upon initial deployment of the device.

The Echo Show is a small step for Echo, a big leap for Amazon

The Echo Show isn’t a great piece of hardware. It’s beefy and clunky, and kind of looks like something that fell off the back of a RadioShack truck in the late-80s. The display isn’t great (there’s a reason the company’s not talking specs) and sure, the speaker gets loud, but if you’re looking for music playback, there are thousands of better Bluetooth speakers on the market.

Why suggesting that Microsoft buy Docker is crazy talk - TechRepublic

Not everyone agrees that Microsoft should buy Docker, and for good reason. Here's why Mark Balch of container appliance manufacturer Diamanti thinks that's a bad idea.

The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise

The haze of yesterday’s massive ransomware attack is clearing, and Ukraine has already emerged as the epicenter of the damage. Kaspersky Labs reports that as many as 60 percent of the systems infected by the Petya ransomware were located within Ukraine, far more than anywhere else. The hack’s reach touched some of the country’s most crucial infrastructure including its central bank, airport, metro transport, and even the Chernobyl power plant, which was forced to move radiation-sensing systems to manual.

Fidget spinners refuse to die, are now a 'Crash Bandicoot' promo

Fidget spinners refuse to die, are now a 'Crash Bandicoot' promo

iOS 11: 17 new and hidden features for your iPhone and iPad

iOS 11: 17 new and hidden features for your Apple iPhone and iPad

Successful CIOs: Practice Beats Personality - InformationWeek

In fact, Deloitte's data revealed three distinct categories of IT leaders across industries and geographies. Each group had different priorities, relationships, investment philosophies, and focused on a different set of capabilities for their IT teams. The first category was the "trusted operator," who is most concerned with maintaining reliable service levels for their company. Second, Deloitte identified the "change instigator," one who is focused on driving change, both within IT and beyond to the larger organization. The third category was termed the "business co-creator," who is focused on creating revenue, growth, and new potential products and services.

You Can Pay Someone To Call Congress—But Should You?

Calling members of Congress is hard , especially if you have phone phobia, but it’s the most effective way to get your voice heard. Civic Action Network is a non-partisan service that offers a solution: they’ll call Congress for you.

Designer is bringing out new version of Steve Jobs's iconic mock turtleneck | Cult of Mac

Fashion designer Issey Miyake, the creator of Steve Jobs’ iconic mock turtleneck, has announced the launch of a new, very similar piece of attire — which will go on sale next month, priced at $270.

Facebook's leaked rules on censoring hate speech protect 'white men' but not 'black children'

A bombshell investigation by ProPublica sheds new light on how Facebook trains its thousands of content moderators to police hate speech, including a rule that calls for the blocking of attacks on "white men" but not "black children."

The revolution in your pocket: How the iPhone changed everything - TechRepublic

Even if you would never be caught dead using an Apple product, it's clear that 10 years after the iPhone (and nine years after the App Store), it set off a revolution that has given us power and connectivity that we never had before. It turns out that the entire personal-computer era, the one that I grew up in and that appeared to be on its way to change the world, was just a prelude. We live in year 10 of the smartphone era. Long may it reign.

The Fun and Frenzy of Reviewing the First iPhone

Ten years ago, CNET came together to review the original iPhone the night it was released. Editor Kent German remembers what it was like. Read the CNET article - Subscribe to CNET: Check out our playlists: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: Add us on Snapchat:

The evolution of iOS: From iPhone OS to iOS 11 | Cult of Mac

While iOS 3.2 wasn’t a complete iOS update, it did represent the most significant incremental update Apple released. iOS 3.2 came out on April 3, 2010, to bring iOS to the brand-spanking-new iPad. This update gave users the ability to change their Home screen backgrounds for the first time. It also added support for using the Home screen in landscape mode rather than the portrait mode used on the iPhone. iOS 3.2 expanded the iPad’s Dock to hold up to six apps, and brought new gestures and frameworks for new keyboards.

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.

Super Mario-themed 'Monopoly' spices up the classic game with boss fights

Super Mario-themed 'Monopoly' spices up the classic game with boss fights

Like the Concorde, but with cheaper fares

As detailed last week at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the Boom Passenger Airliner would accommodate 45-55 passengers (half that of the Concorde) at a maximum speed of Mach 2.2. Flying that fast, it would cut the current flight time between London and New York in half to just 3 hours, 15 minutes and a reduce a typical 14-hour flight between Los Angeles and Sydney to 6 hours, 45 minutes. Though the Concorde flew slightly slower at Mach 2.02, its usual flight time between London and New York was only 15 minutes longer.

Ends, Means, and Antitrust

In short, I agree with the ends as far as the European Commission’s ruling is concerned: Google is a monopoly, and they act badly. In this case, though, I simply can not tolerate the means: I can not see any compelling case in which consumer welfare is better served by offering answers they didn’t actually ask for, and attacking an ad unit feels a lot more like an attempt to hurt a company as opposed to helping competition.

I used the Xbox Design Lab to (almost) make a GameCube controller

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. After all, wasn't the GameCube a modern design classic, an example to the rest of the industry that you didn't have to make a gaming machine look like a slightly edgy DVD player to have it sell well?

Android camera shootout: Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and OnePlus 5

Both the OnePlus and Galaxy S8 took good portraits in the standard camera mode. The OnePlus' shot is slightly brighter, with lighter shadows that make for a more attractive portrait overall. The white balance again erred slightly on the warmer side, which makes me look more tanned than normal. Personally, I don't mind a phone artificially making it look like I've spent some time on the beach, but it's not the completely "honest" and natural photo you might be looking for. As for the Pixel, it produced a much darker shot which I don't like as much.

FedEx Says Cyberattack Disrupts TNT's Worldwide Operations

FedEx Corp. said the worldwide operations of its TNT Express unit has been “significantly” affected by a cyberattack, causing delays in service.

Screwing In This Lightbulb Turns Your Entire Desk Into a Touchscreen Smartphone

What’s probably the most innovative part of Xiao’s technology is the projector itself. It’s completely self-contained and designed with a standard lightbulb screw connector on the end, so installing it is as easy as replacing a lightbulb. Multiple projector bulbs could be installed throughout a house and synced via the home’s wi-fi network, letting users move from an office desk, to the kitchen, to the dining room table, while still having access to all of their apps and files. It sounds like total science fiction, but we already have all of the technologies needed to make this work, they just had to be cleverly merged like Xiao has done.

Amazon Web Services: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

This comprehensive guide about AWS covers the expansive cloud services offered by Amazon, common use cases and technical limitations, and what to know when adopting this technology.

Assuming that women journalists don't tweet strong opinions is 'complete bollocks'

Following criticism from MPs and female journalists, Lissted published a follow-up statement on the notable absence of women from its findings. Lissted named three major political journalists — Laura Kuenssberg, Jessica Elgot, and Claire Phipps — and stated they "don't receive the level of engagement that the top male ones do." Lissted then added that female journalists' purported tendency to remain neutral was responsible for this lack of engagement.

'Pretty Little Liars' finale is a fittingly insane farewell

Pretty Little Liars is not continuing or being spun off (that we know of), but the series finale's final scene is a re-creation of the scene from the pilot where the girls fall asleep in the barn and Alison disappears. This time it's the new high school clique, led by queen bee Addison and including Maya's niece Hadley. When Hadley wakes up to find Addison and Willow (the Spencer of the group) missing, she goes outside and Willow appears, saying she can't find Addison but she heard a scream. Dun dun dun!

Our favorite mechanical keyboards - TechRepublic

One of the best budget mechanical keyboards, the Redragon K552 Kumara uses inexpensive Cherry MX Blue-equivalent switches to deliver that satisfying click and responsiveness at the price of a sluggish membrane keyboard. For a few dollars extra, you can upgrade to a version with backlit, color-customizable LED keys.

The tech stock illuminati are getting too much credit

Because the group represents such a small portion of revenue, even aggressively strong sales growth for FAAMG will fail to make much of an impact on overall S&P 500 earnings. Goldman finds that a 100-basis-point expansion in net margin for each of the five stocks would produce just 70 total cents of additional earnings for the benchmark.

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52 I played Candy Crush on the world's largest touchscreen
53 Apple acquires German AR and eye-tracking company
54 You may soon be able to see who likes you on Tinder before you swipe
55 British Badass Gets Thrown 20 Feet By a Runaway Bus, Brushes Himself Off and Walks Away
56 Pricey electric bicycle wheel gets you to work sweat-free
58 We review CNET's original iPhone review
59 Here's why season 6 is the best season of 'Game of Thrones' — and why the next one will be even better
60 Ransomware's global epidemic is just getting started
61 We’re Tracking Every Project Elon Musk Has Dreamed Up.
62 We Asked Corey Taylor to Listen to the Internet's Best and Worst Slipknot Mashups
63 Microsoft is using 400 million PCs to build antivirus protection
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66 The war on drugs is back. Will psychedelic drug research survive?
67 Tinder Gold will let you see a list of people who have already 'swiped right' on you
68 The best TV episodes of 2017 (so far)
69 Remote code execution flaws exposed in Kaspersky Server software | ZDNet
70 Twitch updates its iOS app with mobile cam streaming and more
71 Google unveils Advr, an experimental Area 120 project for advertising in VR
72 Why 2017 Is The Year Of Reckoning For The Streaming Music Business
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75 How Scientists Are Hacking Cancer
76 2018 Honda Fit Sport Supports Apple CarPlay
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