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 2019-11-19 18:10 

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People Are Having Sex With 3D Avatars of Their Exes and Celebrities...

samleecole writes: Using a photograph to algorithmically generate a person's face and some 3D-rendered body parts, anyone can make a realistic avatar of someone who is walking around in real life. Import the avatar into another program, and you can ha...

 2019-11-19 17:30 

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Google Stadia Review: Gaming's Streaming Future Isn't Here Yet...

Scott Stein, reviews Google Stadia cloud gaming service for CNET: Stadia's launch day was earlier this week... sort of. Really, consider this the start of Stadia's early-access beta period. Because Google's big promises haven't arrived, an...

 2019-11-19 17:24 

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2 prison guards charged with conspiracy and filing false records on the night of Jeffrey Epstein's death...
 2019-11-19 16:50 

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Watchmen Creator Alan Moore: Modern Superhero Culture is Embarrassing...

Is it embarrassing for adults to like superheroes? According to Alan Moore -- creator of the Watchmen series and widely considered one of the greatest comic book writers -- it is. From a report: He says superheroes are perfectly fine for 12 or 13-year-old...

 2019-11-19 16:35 

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FBI investigating possibility of 'criminal enterprise' in Jeffrey Epstein death, prisons chief admits...
 2019-11-19 16:32 

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Iran's 'largest internet shutdown ever' is happening now...
 2019-11-19 16:11 

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Some Fitbit Users Say They're Getting Rid of the Devices Because They Don't Trust Google...

The trend of people throwing or threatening to throw out their Fitbit devices comes as Google faces a perception problem that has spanned everyday users and regulators alike. From a report: The company has paid data privacy fines in the EU and made recent...

 2019-11-19 15:34 

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Prison guard expected to surrender to face charges related to Jeffrey Epstein's death...
 2019-11-19 15:27 

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India Says Law Permits Agencies To Snoop on Citizens' Devices...

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is "empowered" to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication "generated, transmitted, received, or stored" on a citizen's device in the country in the interest of national sec...

 2019-11-19 15:19 

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Jeffrey Epstein: two New York prison guards arrested | US news...
 2019-11-19 14:53 

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Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer says Ghislaine Maxwell threatened her life after assault, FBI "failed"...
 2019-11-19 14:44 

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Microsoft Teams Hits 20M Daily Users, Up 50% in 4 Months...

Microsoft Teams now has more than 20 million daily active users, a 50% spike in four months that puts the tool well ahead of its chief rival Slack. From a report: Microsoft revealed the number of Teams users for the first time in July, about a year after ...

 2019-11-19 14:03 

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Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Investigation...

Sweden has dropped an investigation into a rape allegation made against Julian Assange. From a report: The deputy chief prosecutor, Eva-Marie Persson, told a news conference: "I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary investiga...

 2019-11-19 13:49 

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Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Arrested...
 2019-11-19 13:32 

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Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation...
 2019-11-19 13:21 

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West Virginia father marries one of his daughters after murdering her boyfriend: police...
 2019-11-19 13:00 

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Why Office Noise Bothers Some People More Than Others...

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via the BBC: According to a 2015 survey of the most annoying office noises by Avanta Serviced Office Group, conversations were rated the most vexing, closely followed by coughing, sneezing and sniffing, ...

 2019-11-19 12:56 

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Remains found in search for St. Louis woman whose husband was charged with murder...
 2019-11-19 12:18 

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Vegan man sues Burger King, says Impossible Whoppers contaminated by meat...
 2019-11-19 12:09 

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Woman driving naked crashes twice in Stevenson Ranch, killing one girl, critically injuring another...
 2019-11-19 11:41 

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US state department official Mina Chang quits amid 'inflated CV' claims...
 2019-11-19 11:39 

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Up to 200 anti-government protesters remain barricaded inside a Hong Kong university, surrounded by police, as the standoff continues for a third day....
 2019-11-19 11:07 

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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat...
 2019-11-19 10:00 

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MIT Teaches Autonomous Cars How To Deal With Selfish Drivers...

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have devised a system that can predict what different cars will do by determining how selfish or selfless a driver is. From a report: Specifically, they used somethin...

 2019-11-19 09:29 

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Hunter in China catches bubonic plague after eating a wild rabbit...
 2019-11-19 08:58 

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Group of teens storms Georgia elementary school bus, attacks children inside, officials say...
 2019-11-19 07:51 

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Australian man in intensive care after being beaten by mob in south-west India...
 2019-11-19 07:10 

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Child Rapist Gets 160 Year Sentence...
 2019-11-19 07:00 

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China Now Launches More Rockets Than Anyone In the World...

Last year, China set a goal of 35 orbital launches and ended up with 39 launch attempts. "This year, China is set to pace the world again," reports Ars Technica. "Through Sunday, the country has launched 27 orbital missions, followed by Russia...

 2019-11-19 04:36 

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There is an uprising happening in Iran, the Islamic government has shut down Iran's internet to stop it's spread...
 2019-11-19 03:53 

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US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says...
 2019-11-19 03:48 

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Iran has gone almost entirely offline as authorities try to stem the spread of nationwide protests that have gripped the country since Friday....
 2019-11-19 03:30 

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'Royalty-Free' Music Supplied By YouTube Results In Mass Video Demonetization...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: A YouTuber who used a royalty-free track supplied by YouTube itself has had all of his videos copyright claimed by companies including SonyATV and Warner Chappell. According to the music outfits, Matt...

 2019-11-19 01:50 

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Woman Who Inherited Huntington's Disease Sues Doctors...

AmiMoJo writes: A woman is suing a London NHS trust for not revealing her father had been diagnosed with Huntington's disease before she had her own child. She only discovered he carried the gene for the degenerative, incurable brain disorder after he...

 2019-11-19 01:14 

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Criminal charges expected this week against Epstein guards...
 2019-11-19 01:14 

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Leaker Claims to Have Published 2TB of Data from Cayman National Bank...
 2019-11-19 01:10 

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Intel Unveils 7nm Ponte Vecchio GPU Architecture For Supercomputers and AI...

MojoKid writes: Intel has unveiled its first discrete GPU solution that will hit the market in 2020, code name Ponte Vecchio. Based on 7nm silicon manufacturing and stack chiplet design with Intel's Foveros tech, Ponte Vecchio will target HPC markets ...

 2019-11-19 01:04 

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Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy...
 2019-11-19 01:02 

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Incest dad who forced underage adopted daughters into sex with him is spared jail and recieves probation...
 2019-11-19 00:49 

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Miami professor who wrote book on organized crime laundered millions in dirty money, feds say...
 2019-11-19 00:30 

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Hacker Publishes 2TB of Data From Cayman National Bank...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On Sunday, Motherboard reported that the hacker or hackers known as Phineas Fisher targeted a bank, stole money and documents, and is offering other hackers $100,000 to carry out politically motivated ...

 2019-11-19 00:15 

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Criminal charges expected this week against Epstein guards...
 2019-11-19 00:14 

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Fallout from Prince Andrew's interview on Jeffrey Epstein: Corporate sponsors drop or put royal's entrepreneurship project on review...
 2019-11-18 23:50 

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Ford Introduces Mustang Mach-E Electric Crossover...

140Mandak262Jamuna writes: Battery electric vehicle (BEV) fans are all excited about the introduction of an all-electric SUV by Ford. Specs and pricing are very similar to Tesla. Interior also is very similar with a large touchscreen. Elon Musk congratula...

 2019-11-18 23:10 

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The World's Fastest Supercomputers Hit Higher Speeds Than Ever With Linux...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: In the latest Top 500 supercomputer ratings, the average speed of these Linux-powered racers is now an astonishing 1.14 petaflops. The fastest of the fast machines haven't changed since the June 2019 Top...

 2019-11-18 23:03 

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Days after the Governor's election, State of Louisiana's servers have been attacked...
 2019-11-18 22:30 

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John Legere To Step Down As T-Mobile CEO Next Year...

T-Mobile President and COO Mike Sievert will succeed John Legere as CEO on May 1, 2020, the company announced Monday. CNBC reports: Sievert has been the heir apparent as Legere was expected to step down as CEO once T-Mobile's merger with Sprint is com...

 2019-11-18 22:05 

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Apple Announces Special App-Focused Event For December 2nd...

Apple is holding a special event on December 2nd to highlight its favorite apps and games of 2019. The live event will take place in New York City. 9to5Mac reports: Invites went out this afternoon for the surprise event that will be held in just two weeks...

 2019-11-18 21:53 

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Arizona Deputy Placed on Leave After Tackling 15-Year-Old With No Limbs...
 2019-11-18 21:45 

Slashdot

Google Maps Tests a Social Networking Feature...

Google Maps will soon begin testing a new feature that's more common to social networks like Facebook, rather than a maps app: the ability to find and follow other users. From a report: In Google Maps' case, it's specifically rolling out the a...

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