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 2017-09-21 21:11 

PC Magazine

Hurricane Maria Knocks Out 95 Percent of Puerto Rico Cell Sites... +

'Getting Puerto Rico's communications networks up and running will be a challenging process, particularly given the power outages,' FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said....

 2017-09-21 21:10 

Android Central

How to use an LTE Apple Watch with an Android smartphone... +

It's hacky as all hell and your battery life will be terrible. But it works. While testing the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular last night, I floated a crazy idea past iMore editor-at-large Rene Ritchie: What happens if you set up the Apple Watch on a...

 2017-09-21 21:10 

VentureBeat

Building a future of friendship between humans and bots... +

How do you actually become friends with someone? Is it a slow process of getting to know each other or is there a moment when you just hit it off? Do we enjoy staying friends with people who have become part of our lives or does there come a point when we...

 2017-09-21 21:03 

TechCrunch

Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election hacking probe... +

As congressional investigations into Russia's role in manipulating the election for President deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the.....

 2017-09-21 21:03 

Softpedia

Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel... +

In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enab...

 2017-09-21 21:01 

Engadget

The Wirecutter's best deals: $100 off an Epson SureColor P600 printer... +

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read th...

 2017-09-21 21:00 

Tom's Hardware

EVGA Offers A GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite With 12GHz Memory... +

Compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming we reviewed earlier this year, the increased memory clock speed results in a 9% boost in total memory bandwidth....

 2017-09-21 20:59 

The Register

IBM says 'blame Canada' after $5.7m IT contract balloons to $185m... +

With all their hockey hullabaloo, and that crazy payout too A CA$5.7m IBM contract to update payroll systems for the Canadian government has turned into a $185m boondoggle for the Great White North. That's $4.62m and $150m in US currency, respectively.…...

 2017-09-21 20:54 

Wired

Facebook's Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First Steps... +

In the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress....

 2017-09-21 20:54 

Digital Trends

SmartHalo will turn any bike into a smart bike with navigation, fitness tracking... +

SmartHalo can turn any bike into a smart bike, providing turn-by-turn navigation, fitness tracking, and an onboard virtual assistant to go along with its built-in light and anti-theft alarm system. The post SmartHalo will turn any bike into a smart bike w...

 2017-09-21 20:52 

ZDNet

Facebook to turn over Russian-linked ads to Congress... +

CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the social networking giant plans to tackle online interference in elections, including changes to its ad buying policies....

 2017-09-21 20:51 

Mashable

iOS 11 adoption is off to a strong start... +

Just a day into its existence, Apple iOS 11 is already up and running on a significant amount of iPhones and iPads....

 2017-09-21 20:51 

Mashable

Bose tees up an Apple AirPods competitor, the SoundSport Free... +

The Bose SoundSport Free is the first ...

 2017-09-21 20:49 

Digital Trends

You can control Hunter Fans Alexa-enabled smart fans with just your voice... +

Hunter Fan Company now allows you to link up its SIMPLEconnect line of smart fans with Amazon's Alexa, making it easy to control the speed and lighting of your fan through voice commands. The post You can control Hunter Fan’s Alexa-enabled smart fan...

 2017-09-21 20:49 

GeekWire

One less car: Amazon engineer gets to work by kayak and enjoys unique perspective of Seattle... +

Good luck beating this commute, Amazon HQ2 hopefuls. While the major influx of tech workers to Seattle is often a source of blame for the city’s traffic problems, Alex David, a 23-year-old software engineer at Amazon, works hard before work to be pa...

 2017-09-21 20:49 

GeekWire

GeekWork Picks: T-Mobile seeks product manager to take charge of its T-Mobile Tuesdays app... +

T-Mobile isn’t your average corporate office. The company has become well-known for its wacky ad campaigns, ferventanti-establishment attitude (calling itself an “un-carrier221;) and the fun antics of CEO John Legere, from his #slowcookersu...

 2017-09-21 20:48 

Mashable

Meet the Ferrari of portable chargers... +

iPhone Portable Charger: The Anker Powercore Portable Charger is a super powerful battery pack for your iPhone, iPad, and other devices....

 2017-09-21 20:47 

BGR

Bose just announced the first headphones optimized for Google Assistant... +

Google and Bose teamed up on Thursday to announce the new QC35 II headphones, which are the first pair of headphones optimized for Google Assistant. Rather than taking your phone from out of your p...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Tom's Hardware

Vivo Offering Free Upgrade Kit For CASE-V08 Chassis... +

Get your free front panel spacers for improved ventilation...

 2017-09-21 20:44 

Ars Technica

Project Cars 2 reviewed: It’s good, but don’t expect it to be easy... +

Great car and track selection, amazing VR experience, but a steep learning curve....

 2017-09-21 20:44 

The Register

Facebook, Twitter sucked into US Senate's Russian meddling probe... +

Politicians want to know what happened with those fake accounts and advertising dollars They may still view themselves as open purveyors of free speech, but increasingly social media giants are being pulled into the US Senate's investigation of Russian in...

 2017-09-21 20:42 

Ars Technica

SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked... +

EDGAR system data may have been used for illicit gain through trading....

 2017-09-21 20:41 

VentureBeat

Advrty brings native ads to virtual reality... +

Advrty wants to offer a new avenue of monetization for virtual reality developers, which doesn't involve full field-of-view pop-up ads. Instead, it's a platform aimed toward designing and incorporating nonintrusive product placement. It's in b...

 2017-09-21 20:38 

Techdirt

Released Snowden Doc Shows NSA Thwarting Electronic Dead Drops By Using Email Metadata... +

The latest batch of Snowden docs published at The Intercept cover a lot of ground. The internal informational sheets from the Signals Intelligence Directorate include info on a host of surveillance programs that haven't been revealed by previous document ...

 2017-09-21 20:38 

Ars Technica

Facebook revamps political-ad rules after discovering Russian ad buys... +

Shadowy Russian group spent $100,000 on political ads during the 2016 election....

 2017-09-21 20:37 

The Next Web

A recent study asked people to draw the internet. Here’s what they came up with... +

According to a recent study the internet is a blue wavy place that’s used for connecting to people. This insight comes from one hundred people who were asked by cloud service company Summit Hosting to describe how they saw the internet, a computer virus, ...

 2017-09-21 20:37 

Engadget

Facebook will turn over Russia-linked ads to Congress... +

Earlier this month, Facebook admitted that it sold $100,000 worth of ads between 2015 and 2017 that led to fake news pages and were bought by advertisers operating out of Russia. A report released yesterday noted that the Senate Intelligence Committe......

 2017-09-21 20:35 

Digital Trends

Stream yourself in a virtual costume with Instagrams new live face filters... +

Instagram's augmented reality face filters are now available in real time. With the update, users can try on as many virtual effects as they like while still live-streaming on their phone. The post Stream yourself in a virtual costume with Instagram’...

 2017-09-21 20:34 

The Verge

Apple will bring back iPhone’s 3D Touch multitasking gesture in future iOS 11 update... +

Clearly some people really liked pressing the left side of the screen to switch apps....

 2017-09-21 20:32 

Softpedia

Hackers Can Remotely Lock Your Mac or iPhone, Change Your Passwords Now... +

According to MacRumors, it would appear that hackers have started remotely locking Mac and iPhone devices using iCloud's "Find My iPhone" feature, demanding ransom payments. Several Mac users have reported this week, via their Twitter accounts, that thei...

 2017-09-21 20:27 

The Verge

Check out this medical device powered by a Game Boy Advance... +

Paging Dr. Mario...

 2017-09-21 20:26 

GeekWire

Facebook to hand over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress in ongoing election investigation... +

Faced with the decision over whether to adhere to its standard of protecting user content or to help safeguard the integrity of U.S. elections, Facebook says it has chosen the latter as it plans to hand over to Congress more than 3,000 ads that could be l...

 2017-09-21 20:24 

The Register

Has science gone too far, part 97: Boffins craft code to find protesters on social networks, rate them on their violence... +

Image-recognition system posited as reporting tool Mining social networks for every scrap of information about our online lives is now common practice for marketers, academics, government agencies, and so on.…...

 2017-09-21 20:24 

CNET

Alexa beams up new Star Trek skills, including Klingon... +

The Amazon Echo boldly goes where no smart personal assistant has gone before, adding spacey sound effects, trivia and more....

 2017-09-21 20:20 

BGR

Hackers are locking people out of their MacBooks heres how to stay safe... +

Hackers using stolen iCloud credentials have been able to use Apple Find My Device features to remotely lock down computers and demand Bitcoin ransoms from affected users. However, that doesnt me...

 2017-09-21 20:20 

Tom's Hardware

Avast, Cisco Confirm: CCleaner Malware Targeted Large Technology Companies... +

Avast and Cisco confirmed that the CCleaner attackers were in fact after large technology and telecommunications companies' intellectual property. Cisco has also revealed that the malware has similarities to code used by a Chinese cyber espionage group....

 2017-09-21 20:19 

Engadget

Unlimited 'Stargate' streaming will cost you $20... +

MGM Studios announced a new web-based entry into its popular Stargate franchise, Stargate Origins, this past July at San Diego Comic Con. In order to see the prequel series, though, you'll have to subscribe to a Stargate-only streaming service, too.....

 2017-09-21 20:19 

Fox News

Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says... +

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress....

 2017-09-21 20:16 

Digital Trends

Futuristic scanner tells farmers how nutritious their crops are in an instant... +

GrainSense is a smart device that lets farmers scan their crops with various frequencies of near-infrared light to find out the levels of protein, moisture, oil, and carbohydrate in their grain. The post Futuristic scanner tells farmers how nutritious the...

 2017-09-21 20:15 

VentureBeat

Ardor could fix key blockchain weaknesses if it can get its message out... +

In 2013, Jelurida, the team behind open source blockchain platform NXT, ran the second ever ICO. Although not a very successful token sale, raising a mere $6,000, the small team managed to build and launch NXT, which has since become a stable blockchain w...

 2017-09-21 20:14 

The Verge

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads... +

In an announcement on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said the company would make changes to ensure political ads on its platform are more transparent. Zuckerberg said it was ...

 2017-09-21 20:12 

CNET

Zuckerberg vows to protect election integrity"... +

Facebooks CEO said the company is handing over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to federal investigators. He also promised more transparency around political ads....

 2017-09-21 20:10 

Bleeping Computer

ISP Involvement Suspected in the Distribution of FinFisher Spyware... +

Security researchers have tracked a malware distribution campaign spreading the FinFisher spyware also known as FinSpy to the infrastructure of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in at least two countries. [...]...

 2017-09-21 20:04 

Digital Trends

iPhone 8 Plus review... +

Though it lives in the shadow of the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 Plus offers many of the same features at a more affordable price, without losing its Home button, and its available right now. The post iPhone 8 Plus review appeared first on Digital Trends....

 2017-09-21 20:00 

Hackaday

Another Day, Another Air Gap Breached... +

What high-tech, ultra-secure data center would be complete without dozens of video cameras directed both inward and outward? After all, the best informatic security means nothing without physical secu......

 2017-09-21 19:59 

Engadget

Tesla will discontinue its most affordable Model S this Sunday... +

On Sunday, Tesla's vehicle lineup will be smaller by one as it discontinues its cheapest Model S option, the Model S 75. That means the all-wheel-drive version -- the 75D -- will take its place as the low-end Model S sedan, currently listed at a star...

 2017-09-21 19:58 

BGR

Want to know why the iPhone is special? Just look at the iPhone 5... +

Going off the Scrooge McDuck-sized piles of cash that the iPhone has made Apple over the years, youd think that making money from selling $700 smartphones is easy. But as the list of failed ...

 2017-09-21 19:58 

Ars Technica

At 50 tons and 700 kilowatt-hours, this truck is the biggest EV in the world... +

Each round trip will generate 10kWh of spare electricity for the grid....

 2017-09-21 19:57 

USA Today

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will give ads linked to Russian government to Congress... +

Mark Zuckerberg pledged that Facebook would make it ...

 2017-09-21 19:56 

Digital Trends

Swap from Facebook to Instagram without navigating back to that home screen... +

Tired of navigating between Facebook and Instagram? The process is getting a bit simpler with a minor update to the Facebook menu. The shortcut means there's no going back to the home screen to switch. The post Swap from Facebook to Instagram without navi...

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