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I went on the Tom Brady diet and workout plan and it changed my life

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I tried the intense diet and fitness regimens that 40-year-old NFL quarterback Tom Brady touts in his new book "The TB 12 Method." A combination of workouts focused on "pliability," or adding flexibility to muscles through a series of workouts with resistance bands. Brady also stays away from alcohol, caffeine, dairy, and sugar. His diet puts an emphasis on vegetables and lean meats. This is what it was like to eat and train like Tom Brady for a week, including a taste test of the avocado ice cream Brady is known to enjoy. The following is a transcript of the video.Graham Flanagan: For a week, I tried the Tom Brady "TB 12” fitness and diet plan. So Tom Brady's got this new book called the “TB 12 M... Read More
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Wi-Fi Warning

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Reachers in Belguim have exposed a giant flaw in Wi-Fi security that could give hackers the key to everything from your cellphone to your home security cameras. Carolyn Gusoff has more on what you can do to keep your devices safe. Category License Standard YouTube Licens... Read More
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Apple TV’s universal search expands to include Oxygen and BBC America

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Apple has expanded universal search options for film and TV on standard Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. The additional options are country-specific, as the network offerings vary by country. In the US, Apple TV will now show listings from Classix, Oxygen, and BBC America, as long as you have the apps installed. While the US is still the country with the most Apple TV listings, other countries are seeing expansion as well. Canada is getting Classix, FXNOW Canada, Treehouse, CBC TV, and ICI Tou.tv, among others. Norway and Sweden are getting V... Read More
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Google is testing out adding third-party accounts to Gmail on iOS

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Google is testing out the ability to add third-party email services to the Gmail app on iOS. If enabled, it would put the app directly in competition with Apple’s own default Mail app, along with other third-party email apps like Spark and Edison Mail. Google has offered the option to add third-party accounts on Android phones for a while, which made sense, given that Gmail is the default (and sometimes, only) email app preinstalled on many Android devices. But offering the ability to support other email accounts could indicate a shift in how Google views its iOS app — not only as the best place for accessing Gmail accounts, but as the best email app on the platform, period. Apple res... Read More
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Microsoft database for tracking critical bugs internally was hacked in 2013

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(Reuters) — Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident. The database contained descriptions of critical and unfixed vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used software in the world, including the Windows operating system. Spies for governments around the globe an... Read More
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With the return of fall comes the return of a fantastic pop culture mystery

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What does fall mean to you? Perhaps that it’s time to talk about death without it being weird? Perhaps it’s thinking of a topical-and-clever-but-cool-and-comfortable-and-cheap-and-flattering Halloween costume? Or washing your sweaters over and over, even though nothing makes them stop smelling like basement? Time to pull your Bon Iver-heavy playlists out of storage and think your saddest thoughts? Maybe “fall” to you means artificial pumpkin spice and apple flavors, and if so, that’s fine. Maybe “fall” is just a little pit stop before you get to the good stuff: the sno... Read More
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Protect your privacy: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe [Commentary]

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Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That lesson carried into today’s America, thanks to our Founding Fathers’ abhorrence for imperial... Read More
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Google will start selling products at its pop-up stores this week

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Google doesn't have any dedicated hardware stores like Apple or Microsoft, but it has previously experimented with pop-up demo experiences where users can test products before buying them online through the Google Store. That's changing today... sort of. The company confirmed to The Verge that it will begin selling hardware at these temporary locations this year. The Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and ... Read More
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Google’s Pixel 2 phones are the best Android phones you can get

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Google's Pixel 2 is the second generation of the company's flagship phone. Starting at $649, the phone is very similar to its predecessor, the original Pixel. The two phones have similar designs and specs. Our own Avery Hartmans and Antonio Villas-Boas, have spent about a week with the phones already. Here's everything you need to know about them, especially if you're trying to decide between a Pixel 2 or an iPhone.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.... Read More
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The candle that smells like a new Mac got an update

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Apple accessories maker Twelve South made headlines last year with the release of its “New Mac”-scented candles. It cost $24 to make your home smell like a freshly unboxed Apple Mac, which Twelve South interpreted as a mix of mint, peach, basil, lavender, mandarin, and sage. The candle sold out pretty quickly and has since been out of stock — until now. Say hello to Twelve South’s flagship candle, the Inspire [mac candle N°2]. The latest candle has an updated scent with “strong notes of bergamot, lemon, and tarragon,” which will hope... Read More
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Netflix to spend up to $8B on content in 2018

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Netflix revealed a new estimate in its third-quarter report for how much it'll spend on content next year.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72805/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] Netflix Is No Stranger To Paying A High Price For Its Content But Its Budget For next Year Might Have Gotten Even Higher the Streaming Powerhouse Said Monday It Plans To Spend Up To Eight Billion dollars On Programming Next Year That Top Estimate Is More Than What The Content Cheap For Netflix Said In August original Films Are... Read More
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Invoxia’s new Triby smart speaker works with Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa

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Several years ago, France’s Invoxia introduced what seemed like a novel product: a little smart speaker called Triby that was one of the first third-party devices to have Amazon’s Alexa baked in. But the world of tech gadgets moves fast. And while having a voice-activated device in the home was unusual in 2015, now Invoxia faces a market in which tech giants on all sides are pushing voice-activated smart speakers, from Apple’s HomePod with Siri to Google Home powered by Google Assistant. And, of course, Amazon’s own line of Alexa-driven Echo gadgets continues to expand. Somewhere in t... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 ships on November 16: 13.5-inch for $1,499 and 15-inch for $2,499

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Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Book 2, available for the first time in two sizes: a 13.5-inch, like its predecessors, starting at $1,499 and a new 15-inch, the largest Surface laptop yet, starting at $2,499. Both feature up to 17 hours of battery life, a USB-C port, and the latest 8th-generation Intel Quad-Core processors. Surface Book 2 will be available for preorder on November 9 and starts shipping on November 16. While the 13.5-inch for $1,499 succeeds the original Surface Book laptop released in November 2015, there’s also a 13.5-inch starting at $1,999 that succeeds ... Read More
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Google Pixel 2 review: plainly great

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Without fail, every person who has picked up the Pixel 2 XL has said virtually the same thing: "It feels like it's made out of plastic." I said it myself when I first held it. Of course, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 2 XL are made out of plastic. They're made out of Gorilla Glass and aluminum, just like every other high-end phone these days. But Google coated all that aluminum with a textured finish that hides most of the antenna lines and also makes the phones easier to grip. Google took what could have been a visually impressive design and covered it up in the name of ergonomics. It literally made a metal phone feel like a plastic one. It chose function over ... Read More
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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size

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A spec bump and a size bump for a laptop should be the easiest story in the world to tell. For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15-inch screen. Simple. But for Panos Panay, the head of Microsoft's Surface division, nailing that story is a struggle. He can enthuse about the intricacies of the updated hardware design of this powerful machine, which is designed with a snake-like hinge that allows you to remove the screen and use it as a tablet. He will tell you about its upgraded, eighth-generation quad-core Intel processors, Nvidia graphics cards, and improved ba... Read More
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review: There Is No Better Android Phone

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If I had to pick the moment I most appreciated the Google Pixel 2, it would be when our airboat driver-slash-tour guide put a hot dog and a piece of raw chicken in his pocket, dove into the New Orleans swamp, and began playing with a giant gator named Who Dat. I’m no social media whiz, but I knew there was Instagram gold unfolding in front of me. So I pulled out my Pixel 2 XL, the larger of Google’s two new models, double-clicked on the power button to open the camera, and starting snapping. ... Read More
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Puts Desktop Brains in a Laptop Body

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Last time Microsoft released a Surface, it was the Surface Laptop, the mainstream computer in its lineup. For years, Microsoft has tried to introduce new categories into the PC market, with the Surface Pro, a tablet that's also a laptop, and a Surface Book, a laptop that's also a tablet. (They're more different t... Read More
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Umbra lets you instantly view complex 3D images on any device

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Umbra is launching a tool called Composit that will let you upload a complex 3D model to the cloud and then view it on any device. The Helsinki, Finland-based company makes it a lot easier for dispersed teams of engineers and product designers to work on the same project without having to be tethered to a powerful workstation computer. The process is fairly simple. The user installs Composit and uploads a project with a single click. The file is then viewable instantly on any piece of hardware in real time. Composit is a fully automated, cloud-based solution that allo... Read More
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Why do you Super Like people on Tinder?

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Our podcast has arrived. You made it. Thank you. In Why'd You Push That Button, my friend and colleague Kaitlyn Tiffany and I, Ashley Carman, ask the questions you're probably already talking about with your friends. We analyze the small, seemingly insignificant decisions we make every day with technology, and how they impact our social lives. This week, we investigate Super Likes on Tinder and SuperSwipes on Bumble. Why do people use them? We talk to a man named Matt who I descri... Read More
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The Polestar 1 is a 600-horsepower hybrid sports coupe from Volvo

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While Volvo has taken several steps in recent years to reinvent itself as an upscale and technological automaker, its newly created Polestar brand is about to show off how performance and electrification will work together in the future. The Polestar 1, shown Tuesday at an event in Shanghai, will go on sale in mid-2019 as a limited production sports coupe that will be the first of three new cars dedicated to Volvo’s new performance division. But the Polestar 1 is about what’s under the skin. Volvo pledged to introduce only electrified vehicles from 2019, and that also includes the Polestar models. Therefor... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Makes Wi-Fi Hacking Possible, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Garmin’s Speak puts Alexa-powered navigation in your car

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Mobile navigation device company Garmin has announced a new speaker that includes integration with Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. It’s the first product to give Alexa mapping capabilities, which is one of the things that other in-car Alexa solutions (such as those from Ford) have been missing. The device is compact, measuring 1.5 inches with an LED light ring and an OLED display that has four arrows to help guide the driver to the correct lane while on the road. It also features spoken turn-by-turn directions. With the Alexa integration, users can ask for news briefings, weather forecasts, t... Read More
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Nude is a next-generation photo vault that uses AI to hide your sensitive photos

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Nudes are an inconvenient truth of the mobile era. The combination of ever-more-powerful cameras and ever-more-convenient sharing mechanisms has made the exchange of explicit pictures a fact of life for nearly everyone seeking romantic connections online. Yet when it comes to managing explicit photographs, technology generally has not been our friend. Mobile camera rolls seem to not take the existence of nudes into account, as anyone who ever stumbled across an odd penis while scrolling through a friend’s device can tell you. And as we saw during the 2014 Celebgate hack, photos stored online... Read More
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Netflix’s original content strategy is crushing rivals

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When Netflix officially entered the original video content market in 2013, it pulled a neat trick that has left its rivals choking on its dust. The trick? It succeeded right from the start, making great shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. As a result, it made original content look easy. HBO had been doing this for a couple of decades and had made it seem intimidating. But if Netflix can do it practically overnight, anyone can, right? Nope. As result, what seemed like a risky pivot four years ago has now put enormous distance between Netflix and all of its rivals, while making the Silicon Valley company one of the biggest content studios on the planet. That prowess was on display y... Read More
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Economics Prof. Keyu Jin discusses China’s SOEs and private companies

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For more on China's SEOs and private companies, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Keyu Jin, professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.Detected Closed Captioning: or For More On China's Air So Ease And Private Companies I Spoke With Courage In She's An Economics Professor At The London School Of Economics I Began By Asking Her How Private Firms Can Improve While Competing With State-owned Companies The Private Sector Still Needs To Find The Right Kind Of Interaction Cooperation With The Government As We Know That There Are Many Kinds Of Either Explicit Kind Of Collaboration Private Public Partnership Which The Government Has Been Pushing But Also You Know To Have To Understand What's Going On With th... Read More
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People are reportedly buying more iPhone 7s than iPhone 8s in the US

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More customers in the US are buying the iPhone 7 than the iPhone 8, according to a new report from KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh (via Reuters). Apple hasn’t released sales numbers for the iPhone 8, but it’s beginning to look like the new phone has had something of a muted response since its release at the end of September. Notably, the iPhone 8 was still readily available on launch day, instead of the usual sold out numbers that have historically shown up for previous models. There are, o... Read More
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With another strong quarter, Netflix’s share price hits all-time high

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Netflix has had a run of strong earnings over the last year, driven by better-than-expected subscriber gains and relatively consistent profit. Investors like what they see, and the company’s stock has steadily climbed, closing today at an all-time high of $202 a share. But the company has also been forced to borrow large sums to cover the ever-growing costs of its original content. The company continued its streak this past quarter, besting analyst expectations in terms of revenue and subscriber growth. The company reported $2.99 billion in... Read More
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The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi-Fi bug

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Today, researchers published details of a new attack against Wi-Fi encryption, which they dubbed “Krack.” Manufacturers have known about the issue for more than a month, but it still caught much of the industry off guard; major companies are still scrambling to deploy patches before an exploit code becomes available. It’s an unusual bug — both hard to exploit and hard to fix — and it’s already stretching vendor patching systems to their limit. Here’s what you need to know to keep your own devices safe. THE GOOD NEWS: IT’S HARD FOR HACKERS TO EXPLOIT The good news is Krack is a wide but shallow bug: nearly every d... Read More
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Apple to appeal five-year-long patent battle after $439.7 million loss

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Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million to the patent-holding firm VirnetX for infringing on four patented technologies that were apparently used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. While this is the final judgement from the US District Court the case is being argued in, Apple tells The Verge that it plans to appeal the ruling — continuing this long-running patent battle, which began back in 2012. VirnetX first filed suit against Apple in 2010, winning $368 million ... Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to resolve Microsoft foreign email battle

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(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. The justices will hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling last year preventing federal prosecutors from obtaining emails stored in Microsoft computer servers in Dublin, Ireland in a drug trafficking investigation. That decision by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals marked a victory for privacy advocates and technology companies that increasingly offer cloud computing services in which data is stored remotely. Microsoft, which has 100 data cente... Read More
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How the KRACK attack destroys nearly all Wi-Fi security

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Enlarge / Android users: your Wi-Fi combo can be set to all zeros.A paper by two Belgian researchers has cast more light on the vulnerabilities discovered in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) implementations on most, if not all, wireless networking devices that use the protocol. Dubbed "KRACK" (Key Reinstallation AttaCK), the attack "abuses design or implementation flaws in cryptographic protocols to reinstall an already-in-... Read More
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Michael Che, Colin Jost, Samantha Bee take down Weinstein in Best of Late Night

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Published on Oct 16, 2017What should happen to former mogul Harvey Weinstein? The comics have a few answers. Take a look at our top picks, then vote for yours at opinion.usatoday.com. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Ca... Read More
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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

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Google plans to donate $1 billion to nonprofits through its charitable arm, Google.org, with the aim of addressing the gap between the skills required by modern companies and the skills that are taught in schools. Google said it was donating $10 million to Goodwill Industries, for example, for digital job training programs. Company employees also will volunteer one million hours at those nonprofits.Much like a political campaign, Google will go on the road to spread the message about its new pr... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Impacts Secure Wi-Fi Standard, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Nobody Thinks About eBay

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“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like nobody else because you aren’t like anyone else,” covered walls. On television — including during the NBA finals, in which local heroes the Golden State Warriors would ultimately clinch the title — ads featured footage of brown boxes rolling down a warehouse roller conveyer. Text on the screen read, “When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?” before flashing dramatic shots of... Read More
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Huawei challenges Apple and Samsung with new Mate 10 smartphones

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(Reuters) – China’s Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price. Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put it on a level playing field with the most coveted premium-priced devices, helping to boost profitability that has been undermined by heavy discounting in the chase for market share. Monday’s product launch in Munich introduced Huawei’s new Mate 10 series, touting high-end cameras, screens and batteries but at prices 15-30 percent below more or less comparable Apple and Samsung smartphones. Huawei was the world’s No.3 smartphone maker by shipment... Read More
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Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

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Technology companies are starting to respond to a new Wi-Fi exploit affecting all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption. The security vulnerabilities allow attackers to read Wi-Fi traffic between devices and wireless access points, and in some cases even modify it to inject malware into websites. Security researchers claim devices running macOS, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux will be affected by the vulnerabilities. Microsoft says it has already fixed the problem for customers running supported versions of Windows. “We have released a security update to address this issue,” says a Mic... Read More
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LG’s spirited defense of the headphone jack is futile

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I wrote this in my LG V30 review, but it bears repeating and expanding upon: LG has crafted the best-sounding headphone audio in any smartphone yet. The V30’s quad-DAC audio system is a legitimate technological advancement that delivers real joy and a tangible upgrade over every other phone out there. And it doesn’t matter. It pains me to type these searing words of dismissal, but we all have to face the facts. At no point in smartphone history has audio been a meaningful differentiator. HTC tried it with a long series of flagship phones, including the Beats-branded ... Read More
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Tech Tip: Leaping Into a System Upgrade

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Q. I have a three-year-old MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5 and it has never been upgraded. Can I upgrade to the newest operating system, skipping all the previous upgrades?A. You should be able to upgrade to macOS High Sierra, Apple’s latest operating system for its Mac laptops and desktops, without having to download and install the three upgrades that were released in the interim. The company says ... Read More
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Huawei’s Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

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Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance. The main difference between the two phones is in screen size and shape. The Mate 10 features a 5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 LCD while the Mate 10 Pro’s display is a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED; both have thin, symmetrical bezels at the top and bottom. The Pro feels like the smaller phone, however, due to the narrower 18:9 aspect ratio it shares with many of this year’s similarly sized “bezel-less” phones. T... Read More
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Artificial intelligence to transform cloud market

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Artificial intelligence will have a transformative effect on the cloud market over the next decade, according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). ACCA Chairman Bernie Trudel gave a speech about the future of cloud markets at the Cloud Expo Asia conference in Singapore. He noted that the market for cloud-based AI is small, accounting for only 1% of the global cloud computing market. However, it is growing quickly, at a rate of 52% year over year and is expected to grow to 10% of the total cloud market by 2025. The major cloud suppliers do offer some services in cloud-based AI. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers infrastructure tools, API... Read More
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

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LONGMONT, Colo. — In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. Vrain Valley School District. It’s there that bins of materials sit next to past projects, exposing the district’s DNA. Boxes holding glue, Popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, compasses, zip ties and rulers lie nestled inside a 6-foot-high, student-constructed rack. Behind the storage unit sits a rectangular wooden box stuffed with bicycle tires filled with Silly Putty to replicate human intestines. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike... Read More
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Farmers Concerned About Dangerous Driving On Long Island’s East End

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Tech Museum embraces augmented reality with Body Worlds Decoded exhibit

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Museums around the world need to use technology to hold the attention of increasingly tech-savvy children. And that’s doubly true for the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. The museum in the heart of Silicon Valley is opening a 5,000-square-feet exhibit on October 15 that uses groundbreaking augmented reality technology to bring it all to live. The Body Worlds Decoded installation is a permanent exhibit of “plastinated human bodies,” or a spin off of the popular Body Worlds exhibi... Read More
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The Best Smart Garage-Door Controller

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Chamberlain’s MyQ Garage (MYQ-G0201) attaches to your garage with a bracket that you drill into the ceiling. Then you plug it into power, and it connects wirelessly to your opener via a smartphone. Our pick The Chamberlain MyQ Garage (MYQ-G0301)... Read More
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The Best Chromecast Speaker

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Chromecast Audio is one of several competing wireless audio technologies currently being built into speakers. A Chromecast Audio product connects to your home Wi-Fi network, and streams Internet-based audio content. You select the audio program you want to hear using Chromecast-compatible apps running on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Chromecast’s main advantage over the much more common Bluetooth standard is that it lets you play the same audio on multiple speakers throughout your home, which Bluetooth generally can’t do at present. Chromecast Audio is similar to Sonos, but doesn’t support nearly as many music services. You can also play music from a p... Read More
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What Laptop Should I Buy? The Best Laptops for Every Need

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The Dell XPS 13 (non-touch) is the best Windows ultrabook for most people. It packs a beautiful screen, incredible battery life, and a solid keyboard and trackpad into a laptop smaller and lighter than Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. ... Read More
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Do the ideal workout headphones really exist?

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My sweat is kryptonite to earbuds that claim to be water-resistant and designed for fitness. In the past few months, I’ve gone through a review unit pair of PowerBeats 3 (sorry Apple) and a set of Jaybird Freedom 2s that I purchased myself — and quickly returned after they malfunctioned within two gym visits. I know this preference is a bit unusual, but if given the choice, I like wearing full-size headphones at the gym and on the treadmill more than I do earbuds. If my good friend The Rock can wear his Beats Solo wireless headphones during sweaty sessions at his “Iron Paradise” gym, then why can’t I manage to make any of my headphones last at Blink Fitness? ... Read More
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Wireless convenience is driving us to spend more on headphones

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The average price of a pair of headphones has inched past the $40 mark this year, according to new data released this week by Futuresource Consulting. We now pay an average of $42.70, which is a 14 percent rise year-on-year and maintains a trajectory of double-digit annual growth. Last summer, Futuresource reported an 11 percent rise in pricing in 2015, to a mark of $34, driven by an appetite for more advanced features. Those are things like advanced noise canceling, fitness tracking for sports buds, and the novelty of integrated assistant software (like with ... Read More
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An Equifax Goof, an iOS Phish, and More Security News This Week

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This week was one of revelations in the security world, most of them centered around nation-states pulling off ambitious hacks. In the wake of reports that Russia had used Kaspersky Lab software to steal NSA secrets, we took a look at the antivirus paradox that applies to every company selling it. And given reports that North Korea had attempted to hack a US energy utility, we looked at when exactly grid-attacks should freak you out. In addition to break-ins, we took a look at a few things that are broken, like ... Read More
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Keiser Report: Artificial Intelligence (E1136)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this episode of the Keiser Report from Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, Max and Stacy discuss artificial intelligence - aka AI - as the Iron Horse Apocalypse of the modern social media man. The two recall their recent experience interacting with a real self-driving car and the car's human operating system. They also discuss corruption, shakedowns and more financial news.WATCH ... Read More
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Can Jimmy Wales “fix the news”? – UpFront

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In an era of Donald Trump, fake news and propaganda, tech giants such as Google and Facebook are struggling to find an effective way to stop the spread of disinformation. For this week’s Headliner, we examine this issue with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who says he has the solution. Wales is launching his own news outlet, WikiTribune, which aims to combat fake news by combining the work of professional journalists and volunteers. “Yes, I do,” said Wales, when asked if he believes that fake news posed a grave threat to democracy. “I think it’s a fairly serious problem and it’s a broader problem than just what I would call pure fake news,” he added. “There’s also the br... Read More
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Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

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(Reuters) — Qualcomm Inc confirmed an earlier report that the chipmaker had filed lawsuits in China, seeking to halt the manufacture and sale of Apple Inc’s iPhones in the country. Qualcomm filed the suits in a Beijing intellectual property court, claiming patent infringement and is seeking injunctive relief, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday, but did not provide further details. Bloomberg had earlier reported about the lawsuits in China. Apple’s shares were marginally up, while Qualcomm shares were marginally down in late-afternoon trading. The iPhone maker has always been willing to pay fair and reasonable rates for the patents it uses, Apple told Reuters in an email. “In man... Read More
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These companies want to help you get into tech

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Woz U and Grow with Google both hope to make tech education more accessible.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72746/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Technology Is Rapidly Changing The Workplace And These New Efforts Are Trying To Help Humans Keep Up Waz You Developed By Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak And Grow With Google An initiative Announced By Google Head Sundar Pichai Both Offer Personalized Programs For Coding And Tech Education in An Announcement Friday Wozniak Said The Goal Of Woz New Quote Is To Educa... Read More
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

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Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, is launching a new online tech education platform he’s calling Woz U, which is designed to promote technology jobs and the skills required to enter the industry. Over time, Wozniak hopes to expand the initiative to include as many as 30 physical locations around the world and courses on everything from software engineering and information technology to mobile app development and cybersecurity, among others. It’s unclear whether courses will be offered for free, or whether Woz U plans on charging for any element of the online education platform. The website does not say. Woz U also offers access to ... Read More
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Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year’s iPhones

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It’s a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to completely move away from Touch ID on the successors to this year’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. MacRumors reported on Kuo’s latest note. Hopefully the various components of the tech will be more readily available by then; the Touch ID system is believed to be one of the bottlenecks that could severely limit supply of the iPhone X when it goes on sale November 3rd. ... Read More
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Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

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Do you prefer your candy bars king size, regular, or fun size? I’ve always favored the middle. Regular size bars are big enough to satisfy, but not so huge that I feel that pang of guilt in my sugar-ridden stomach. Buying a tablet from Amazon is similar. You can opt for a cute 7-inch Fire, but there’s a good chance it’ll feel too small. Or you can buy a big 10-inch Fire, which, for some, will be unwieldy. The 8-inch Fire? In my opinion, it’s just right.The latest Amazon Fire HD 8 has a 1,280 x 800-pixel, 8-inch screen that’s robust enough for watching movies on a long bus ride (though the viewing angles aren’t amazing), and ... Read More
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Google drops price of its USB-C to headphone jack dongle down to $9 from $20

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Google released a new USB-C to 3.5mm dongle following the reveal earlier this month of the headphone jack-less Pixel 2. Although every new Pixel 2 ships with the dongle in the box, a replacement costs $20. That's appalling. Now, it seems Google has realized its dongle error and is dropping the price down to $9, or the same as Apple's Lighting to headphone jack replacement dongle. All is well again in dongle world, phew. Just a note: Google's dongle isn't for charging and listening to music. If you want to do that, you'll have to buy a much more expensive dongle. Google currently only lists the ... Read More
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Qualcomm is trying to get iPhone sales banned in China

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Qualcomm has launched a new lawsuit against Apple, asking a Chinese court to block the sale and manufacturing of iPhones within the country, according to Bloomberg. This is the latest strike in a legal war between the two companies, which started out in the US and has since expanded worldwide. In its lawsuit, Qualcomm reportedly claims that Apple is in violation of three patents, none of which are essential to any industry standards — meaning Qualcomm isn’t obligated to license them. "Apple employs technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them,... Read More
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Thyng is a platform for creating AR scenes

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Thyng wants to create the first augmented reality platform. Last week, the studio launched its free app Thyng 4.0 on iOS, which it built using Apple’s ARKit software development kit. It enables users to create AR scenes by dragging and dropping pre-designed 3D objects or personal photos and videos. Ed LaHood is the founder and CEO of Thyng, and he has a lot of experience working with cutting-edge tech. In 1991, he founded Vream, one of the earliest startups to experiment with virtual reality. Similar to what Thyng is doing with AR, Vream focused on creating technology that enabled people to create their own VR environments. It was eventually acquired in 1996 by Platinum Technology, Inc., a database management company. “... Read More
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Exclusive look: ‘Modern Family’ shot with iPhones

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Published on Oct 13, 2017The 'Modern Family' episode titled "Connection Lost" was shot using only Apple devices and it plays out over Claire's desktop. USA TODAY got an exclusive look at how it all came together. Video shot by Robert Hanashiro for USA TODAY. Category License Standard YouTube Lic... Read More
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Apple Asked to Remove Duterte Games

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Published on Oct 13, 2017One hundred and thirty one civil society organizations from all over the world have sent an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking for games depicting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs to be removed from the app store. Category License Standard YouTub... Read More
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Afternoon Forecast 10-13-2017

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CBS2's John Elliott reports.Detected Closed Captioning: CHANGE OUR TUNE THIS WEEKEND. WEATHER WATCHERS REPORTING FOR DUTY. IT'S COOL. AN EAST WIND, A RAW WIND BLOWING. A CHANGE. YOU GET A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. LOOK AT THE NUMBERS NORTH AND WEST. WE HAVE THE 50s. I WANTED TO SHARE THIS. OUR FLOOR DIRECTOR JENNIFER JONES BROUGHT THIS TO MY ATTENTION. THIS COMMENT. PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBIA ANYONE? YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS? THAT IS THE FEAR OF FRIDAY THE 13th. NOT THE FEAR OF THE NUMBER 13, WHICH IS DIFFERENT. BEAUTIFUL YANKEE BLUE SKIES FROM PETER. APPRECIATE THAT. BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS, AND WE ALWAYS REMIND FOLKS. IF YOU SEE A DEER IN THE ROAD, WATCH OUT. EVEN IF IT'S ONE OF THOSE. FROM MARK, THAT'S FUNNY, TOO. SO, YEAH... Read More
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On this week’s Vergecast, we rant about Android Messaging, Apple’s hype cycle, and Windows phone dying again

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We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone died again. But that’s not all. There’s a whole lot in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all. 07:28 - Android Messaging rant... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Optimism and despair over VR at Oculus Connect

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, injected a dose of optimism into the crowd at the Oculus Connect event this week at the San Jose Convention Center when he set a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. That’s reassuring in a way, since the Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, and other virtual reality products haven’t set the world on fire since launching in the spring of 2016. Zuckerberg unveiled a $200 wireless Oculus Go headset, and showed that his company was doubling down on Oculus, which ... Read More
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How to check if someone has read your email

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Columnist Kim Komando walks you through the steps of arranging an email receipt.Detected Closed Captioning: You Know The Drill You Write An Email No Reply You Send Another One No Reply you're Halfway Through A Third Email And Then You Stop What Happened To The First Two They Just Get Ignored Or Were They even Delivered Hi There I'm America's Digital Pro Kim Commando Reporting For USA Today And Even Though We All Text there Is Still A Lot Of Email Going Around The Average Person Gets 92 Emails Every Single Day Did You Know That there's A Handy Tool That Lets You Know if Your Email Gets Read It's Called Really Precedes And It Tells You The Exact Time That Your Message Is Read Along With Other Details Including Where... Read More
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What’s Up With All That Fabric On Your Gadgets?

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Earlier this year, when Microsoft showed off its new Surface Pro laptop, one part of the device stood out. The sleek tablet-PC hybrid was made, predictably, out of aluminum and glass, but its keyboard was covered in a soft-suede like fabric. Alcantara, specifically, the same material used in cars and designer handbags. “Everyone we showed had the same reaction: Whoa, that’s cool,” says Ralf Groene, head of industrial design for Microsoft devices. “And then some people got concerned. They said, you can't put fabric on laptops; no one puts fabric on laptops.” For the most part, that's been true. But recently, textiles have begun creeping into consumer electronics in a very real way. E... Read More
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How to use Movies Anywhere to stream your film collection on every device

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Disney has created the buy once, watch everywhere movie service that consumers have always wanted. The company has managed to rally support from a number of major Hollywood film studios — Paramount and Lionsgate are the major holdouts — and the end result is Movies Anywhere, a new service that promises glorious cross-platform support for (almost) all the digital movies that you’ve ever purchased. You’re no longer stuck watching a movie with just the video app from the company you bought it from. With Movies Anywhere, your iTunes movies... Read More
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Cops: Man Posing As Messenger Steals iPhones From NYC Apple Store

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Published on Oct 13, 2017A man posing as a messenger took off with thousands of dollars worth of iPhones from a Manhattan Apple store last month, police said. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Yale’s Assure locks can now support Apple HomeKit for $50

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Yale has been making smart locks for years now, but this week, it’s finally adding support for Apple’s HomeKit platform. Support starts out with just two locks, but they’re two of Yale’s more modern-looking models. They both unlock via PIN codes, and neither supports a traditional key. Unfortunately, HomeKit support won’t just flip on. Yale has a sort of odd way of adding smart features to its locks that provides a lot of flexibility, but requires some work (and added cost) on customers’ part. Yale lock owners will have to buy a HomeKit module for $50, then open up their lock and plug the module in. It’s the same method Yale has used to add ZigBee and Z-Wave support (two other smart home conne... Read More
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The Best Electric Cars

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2017 Kia Soul EV: Our previous top pick, the Kia Soul EV is a comfortable, practical vehicle that provides a roomy, efficiently designed interior for carrying people and cargo. It gives you easy access, a comfortable seat height, and an easy-to-use infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as functions that help you maximize range and find nearby public chargers. Along with is corporate cousin, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Soul EV provides the longest warranty in the segment: five years/60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile power train warran... Read More
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Sonos, Alexa, and Spotify: An excruciatingly slow evolution

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Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers. And now, almost two weeks later, no one may be as frustrated as I am. It had been more than a year since Sonos, realizing it had badly missed the boat on voice-powered speakers, announced a partnership with Amazon to integrate with Alexa. Great! I am the ideal target for this. I own two Sonos Play:1 speakers. And I have an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. It seemed insane that these gadgets didn’t already work together. Occasionally, I even looked at buying various hubs that might allow them to work in tandem... Read More
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How do you fight back against fake news? – UpFront

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In this week’s UpFront, we ask Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales about the fake news phenomenon, and the role Russian interference and tech giants played in Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election. And in a special interview, we speak with the activist known as the “Palestinian Gandhi” about his impending military trial.Detected Closed Captioning: With Fake News And Russian Trolls Dominating The Headlines The Founder Of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales Says The News Is Broken But He Can Fix It I'll Ask Him How I'm Mandy Hassan Also On The Show Though Palestinian Activist ISA A Murres Nonviolent Resistance Has Led Him To Be Dubbed The Palestinian Gandhi Israelis about T... Read More
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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 2 review: Dalek-shaped delight

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Look, there are some things that will happen with this review that are outside of my control. Firstly, if you’ve ever seen an episode of Doctor Who, or if one has even aired somewhere in your vicinity, you’ll exclaim that this Bang & Olufsen speaker looks just like a Dalek. If you need time to make up a silly pun to celebrate that resemblance, please take a moment. I already have. The other thing that will inevitably happen is you’ll guffaw at the price of $1,995. Most people can outfit their entire homes with Sonos speakers for less than this single chunk of B&O equipment costs. The BeoSound 2 is a hard sell as a regular 360-degree wireless speaker, because there are just so many com... Read More
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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak launches Woz U institute to train people for tech jobs

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Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s three original founders, has launched a new training initiative designed to get people “high-paying technology” jobs in the tech industry. The new Woz U digital institute launches as an online only affair initially, and promises to deliver a “new approach” to education for tech industry jobs. The curriculum covers training for computer support specialists and software developers (.Net, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, and Python) for now, but will expand into other facets of the STEM realm, including cybersecurity, mobile apps, and data science. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into ye... Read More
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Samsung forecasts Q3 profit of $12.8 billion, up 179% year-on-year

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(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics said on Friday its third-quarter operating profit likely nearly tripled from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates as strong memory chip prices fattened margins. Samsung shares touched a fresh high of 2.74 million won soon after the market opened on Friday, on hopes for record 2017 earnings driven by soaring demand for memory chips with ever greater storage capacity. “Memory chips have entered a brave new world. The rate of supply increase has slowed drastically, while demand has exceeded expectations, rapidly lifting prices,” said Kim Woon-ho, analyst at IBK Investment & Securities. “Although the share price has recently seen steep jumps, it st... Read More
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ARKit games are the top AR downloads in the Apple App Store

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It’s been a few weeks since iOS 11 rolled out to compatible iPhones, and hundreds of apps now utilize the augmented reality capabilities of ARKit. Though some apps only have AR features as an add-on, there have been a steady stream of releases that are ARKit exclusives. In that category, games are coming out on top, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. Although games make up only 35 percent of ARKit-exclusive apps, they represent 53 percent of AR downloads and 62 percent of revenue. ... Read More
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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

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“For 10 years, the arguments in tech were about which chief executive was more like Jesus. Which one was going to run for president. Who did the best job convincing the work force to lean in,” said Scott Galloway, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “Now sentiments are shifting. The worm has turned.”News is dripping out of Facebook, Twitter and now Google about how their ad and publishing systems were harnessed by the Russians. On Nov. 1, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the m... Read More
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Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear IconX earbuds will be available for preorder starting tomorrow

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Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th. Priced at $299.99, the Gear Sport comes in blue and black and will be available nationwide from October 27th through Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and U.S. Cellular. The Gear IconX 2018 will come in black, gray, and pink, for $199.99 and will also be released nationwide on the same day through ... Read More
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CTA: Consumer tech spending will increase a modest 1% in Q4

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Consumer tech spending is expected to increase only 1 percent to $96.8 billion in the fourth quarter, according to the Consumer Technology Association, the trade group that puts on the annual Consumer Electronics Show. But Steve Koenig, senior director of market research at the CTA, said in an interview with VentureBeat that there is a bright side to that sales figure, as it represents a new record and is coming off of a very strong holiday season in 2016. “On the surface, it sounds pretty weak, but we saw 3.8 percent holiday growth in 2016,” Koenig said. “That’s a tough act to follow. It’s hard to post 3 percent to 4 percent growth rates year afte... Read More
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Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is part art piece, part room shaker

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Have you ever fancied a studio-grade, connected speaker made of custom concrete? If so, Master & Dynamic has you covered: its MA770 nearfield soundstage speaker is encased in concrete, weighs 35 pounds, and comes with an equally hefty cost of $1,800. Now, before you reach for a jackhammer, ask yourself what you’d get for your money and heavy lifting. Firstly, you’d get the luxury of different connection options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and Chromecast, plus aux and optical ports for all your legacy hardware. Every MA770 is technically a stereo experience enclosed in a single box, but it can be paired with another MA770, so you can stream you... Read More
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Vivoactive 3 review: Garmin’s often the underdog, often the better choice

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The fight to make the best all-purpose smartwatch has never been tougher. There are a number of new wearables around the $300 mark that want to be your device of choice for both fitness and all-day wear. Since fitness is still the most practical use for wearables, most companies follow the same pattern: make the best fitness device for the money and supplement it with other smart features that would be most useful to the masses. Garmin's latest attempt to execute that plan is the $300 Vivoactive 3, a device poised to take on the $329 Apple Watch Series 3 (wi... Read More
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The 2018 Honda Odyssey turns the screens on your passengers

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Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. The sounds of shrieking and yelling in a car shouldn’t be ... Read More
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Irish High Court finally approves Apple’s Athenry data centre

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The Irish High Court has finally approved Apple’s Athenry data centre, after years of delays. The decision was made by Justice Paul McDermott, who ruled that Apple should be granted permission to build the data centre, despite objections from local residents. The data centre project has been plagued by delays since it was announced in 2015. An Apple facility in Denmark announced at the same time is near completion, while the construction of the Athenry site has not yet begun. Paul Keane, from the Apple for Athenry Facebook group which has campaigned to allow the tech giant to build its data centre there, described the dec... Read More
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Media revelations: NYT editor admits YouTube content manipulations

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Project Veritas Communications Director Stephen Gordon has told RT about an undercover video showing a New York Times employee, Nick Dudich, allegedly admitting to manipulating how the newspaper’s content is released and viewed. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8plj RT LIVE ... Read More
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Google disables Home Mini’s touch function to give you ‘peace of mind’ after improperly recording users

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Google has disabled the Google Home Mini‘s top touch functionality, which gives users the power to interact with Google Assistant. The basis for the elimination of top touch is chronicled in a post published Tuesday by Android Police reviewer Artem Russakovskii. After a few days, he found that the Google Home Mini given to him was carrying out thousands of uninitiated recordings, not just when the top of the device was touched or when he said “Hey Google.” T... Read More
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Hollywood studios join Disney to launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service

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For several years now, Disney has been the only Hollywood studio with a digital movie locker worth using, but a host of other industry heavyweights have now jumped on board to launch an expanded version of the service called Movies Anywhere. It’s both a cloud-based digital locker and a one-stop-shop app: customers connect Movies Anywhere to their iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, or Vudu accounts, and all of the eligible movies they’ve purchased through those retailers appear as part of their Movies Anywhere library. Given that the Movies Anywhere app works across a number of platforms, it basicall... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Amazon HQ2 contenders should approach subsidies with skepticism

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Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center celebrates two-year anniversary as Guy Kawasaki rings the bell remotely

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center celebrated its two-year anniversary today, marking the occasion by inviting ex-Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki to ring the bell remotely. The center also hosted the fourth graduating class of its “Milestone Makers” program, which pairs founders with coaches and business mentors over a period of three months. The San Francisco-based center claims to have built a community of more than 7,500 entrepreneurs, who have either participated in the “Milestone Makers” program or attended classes and lectures over the past two years. According to their statistics, the community is made up of 49 percent women and 61... Read More
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Essential will start shipping the white version of its phone next week

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Essential plans to start shipping the white version of its phone next week. The company just began sending emails out to people who still have a preorder on the white model saying that the phone “is ready and we will start shipping next week.” It also tweeted out that the phone would be available in white through Best Buy, Amazon, and Sprint. The announcement puts the white version of the Essential phone nearly two months behind the black model, which started shipping on August 25th. It’s... Read More
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What Iranians think of the nuclear deal and Trump’s tough words

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Sunday marks a deadline for President Trump to certify whether the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is in the interest of the U.S. and whether Iran is complying. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Reza Sayah gets the Iranian perspective from Tehran.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: A New Deadline Looms This Weekend For President Trump To Certify Whether The 2015 Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is In The Interests Of The United States, And If Iran Is Or Is Not Complying With It. But How Do Iranians See This Deal And President Trump's Tough Words For The Islamic Republic? From Tehran, And In Partnership With The Pulitzer Center On Crisis R... Read More
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Farmers Frown Over Dangerous Driving Conditions On Long Island’s East End

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Published on Oct 11, 2017The farmers complain of the danger on the road as crowds head out east for pumpkin and apple picking. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

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Enlarge this image Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. He has admitted facing Amazon in video is a challenge. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption toggle c... Read More
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Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a stude... Read More
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Qualcomm fined $774 million for abusing monopoly on smartphone modems in Taiwan

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Qualcomm has been hit with a nearly $774 million fine by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, which said today that the chip maker abused its monopoly over smartphone modems to squeeze higher licensing fees and better terms out of its customers. Taiwan is only the latest country to go after Qualcomm over its expensive and onerous licensing terms: China and ... Read More
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Facial recognition technology will replace IDs, credit cards, and passwords

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As the old saying goes, a smile costs nothing but gives so much. In the future, it will offer a lot more, including everything from the ability to fly across the country to the means to purchase fried chicken. If you live in China, the latter is a present-day reality. The Alibaba-owned Alipay, a mobile app used by 120 million people in China, lets you transfer money using facial recognition as a verifier. In early September, Alibaba’s Ant Financial unit also launched face-based payment with KFC. ... Read More
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Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

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Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration. The 76 businesses and organizations — including American Airlines, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Starbucks and Microsoft — filed a brief Wednesday encouraging the high court to take up the issue. They want the court to take a case out of Georgia in which a gay woman who worked as a hospital security officer says she was harassed and punished for dressing in a male uniform and wearing her hair short. Jameka Evans, who worked at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah from ... Read More