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 2019-12-13 21:30 

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Roku Built the Dominant Streaming Box. Now It's Under Siege...

An anonymous reader shares a report: More than 30 million people use a Roku device to navigate the constellation of streaming TV services. The company's portfolio includes the "stick" ($49.99), which resembles a USB drive; the "puck" (...

 2019-12-13 21:15 

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The ex-concierge who killed two Boston anesthesiologists in their penthouse gets life in prison...
 2019-12-13 20:50 

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Google AI Chief Jeff Dean on Machine Learning Trends To Watch in 2020...

In a wide-ranging interview with VentureBeat, Google AI chief Jeff Dean has discussed the company's early work on the use of ML to create semiconductors for machine learning, the impact of Google's BERT on conversational AI, and machine learning t...

 2019-12-13 20:26 

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Revealed: water company and city officials knew about Flint poison risk | US news | The Guardian...
 2019-12-13 20:10 

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Turkey is Getting Military Drones Armed With Machine Guns...

A drone with a machine gun attached can hit targets with high precision, according to its makers. Turkey is set to become the first country to have the drone, when it gets a delivery this month. From a report: The 25-kilogram drone has eight rotating blad...

 2019-12-13 19:30 

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Slashdot Asks: Your Favorite Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries of 2019?...

As we approach the weekend -- but more importantly, the end of the year -- it's good time as any to ask about the movies, TV shows, and documentaries from this year that you enjoyed the most or found incredibly insightful. Please list them below in th...

 2019-12-13 19:19 

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Woman who smoked marijuana while daughter nearly drowned sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison: DA's office...
 2019-12-13 19:18 

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Planned Parenthood shooting suspect insists he's competent...
 2019-12-13 18:50 

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Google Maps Has Now Photographed 10 Million Miles in Street View...

If Google were to have a mascot, it might be the Street View car, with its towering camera rig and corporate logo exterior. From a report: There's good reason for that. In the 12 years since the search giant debuted Street View, which photographs the ...

 2019-12-13 18:15 

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US weighing 100% tariffs on more EU products including whiskies and Cognac, according to documents...
 2019-12-13 18:10 

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A Space Probe Has Mapped the Winds Above Mars for the First Time...

Scientists have mapped out Mars's upper atmosphere wind patterns for the first time. The findings, published Thursday in Science, reinforce our understanding of the Martian climate as equal parts stable and unpredictable. From a report: The investigat...

 2019-12-13 18:07 

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Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney given meth, sedative before murder...
 2019-12-13 18:03 

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Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas...
 2019-12-13 17:53 

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After dancer strips at Seattle conference on homelessness, agency director suspended...
 2019-12-13 17:30 

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City Planners Zero in on Cyclists Through Exercise App...

With 47m global users Strava has the potential to generate big data for public development [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled]. From a report: When the UK capital built a "cycle superhighway" in 2016, Strava indicated where people had c...

 2019-12-13 17:02 

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Shooters may have been targeting 50 children in yeshiva, Jersey City mayor suggests...
 2019-12-13 16:50 

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When China and Other Big Countries Launch Cryptocurrencies, It Will Kick Off a Global Revolution...

There has been a massive rise in the number of bilateral agreements between central banks that allow two countries to swap currencies directly, a large number involving China. Meanwhile, a number of countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, have b...

 2019-12-13 16:46 

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Bevin pardons convicted child rapist from Kenton County...
 2019-12-13 16:36 

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FBI searching for vehicle in Jersey City Jewish deli shooting...
 2019-12-13 16:15 

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The U.S. will phase out China tariffs, Beijing officials say...
 2019-12-13 16:10 

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Windows 10 Mobile Reaches End of Support...

We've known Windows 10 Mobile has been a dead platform for years now. Even Microsoft themselves have been telling people they need to switch to Android or iOS. But yesterday, we saw the final blow to Microsoft's mobile OS -- it officially reached ...

 2019-12-13 15:49 

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Danny Aiello Dies: 'Do The Right Thing' Actor Was 86...
 2019-12-13 15:45 

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Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO...
 2019-12-13 15:40 

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Sheriff: Woman faked being kidnapped so she could steal car...
 2019-12-13 15:30 

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Mathematician Proves Huge Result on 'Dangerous' Problem...

Mathematicians regard the Collatz conjecture as a quagmire and warn each other to stay away. But now Terence Tao has made more progress than anyone in decades. From a report: It's a siren song, they say: Fall under its trance and you may never do mean...

 2019-12-13 15:09 

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At least 1 person shot at Georgia plant, source reports; schools on lockdown...
 2019-12-13 15:02 

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Mozilla To Force All Add-on Devs To Use 2FA To Prevent Supply-Chain Attacks...

Mozilla announced this week that all developers of Firefox add-ons must enable a two-factor authentication (2FA) solution for their account. From a report: "Starting in early 2020, extension developers will be required to have 2FA enabled on AMO [the ...

 2019-12-13 14:57 

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Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night....
 2019-12-13 14:10 

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13-year-old boy faces murder charges in death of Barnard College student...
 2019-12-13 14:10 

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Australia's Bushfires Have Emitted 250m Tonnes of CO2, Almost Half of Country's Annual Emissions...

Bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland have emitted a massive pulse of CO2 into the atmosphere since August that is equivalent to almost half of Australia's annual greenhouse gas emissions, Guardian Australia can reveal. From a report: Analysis b...

 2019-12-13 13:58 

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Bangladesh film No Dorai about girl surfer faces calls for ban. Petition filed in Supreme Court against the film, which has been accused of 'hurting' religious sentiments of Muslims...
 2019-12-13 13:44 

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LAPD officer arrested on charge of fondling dead woman's breast. "This incident is extremely disturbing and does not represent the values of the Los Angeles Police Department," Chief Miche...
 2019-12-13 13:44 

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Mass opioid abuse is 'destabilizing' world's poorest nations...
 2019-12-13 13:01 

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Three-digit suicide prevention hotline - 988 - given green light in US...
 2019-12-13 13:00 

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French police kill man who threatened officers with knife near Paris...
 2019-12-13 13:00 

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Cigna Uses AI To Check If Patients Are Taking Their Medications...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Cigna plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping their medications, and deliver personalized rec...

 2019-12-13 12:46 

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Ron DeSantis says Fla. has joined multi-state voter checking system...
 2019-12-13 12:16 

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Facebook wants to integrate Instagram and Whatsapp. The U.S. government may try to stop it. Facebook has been the subject of an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the federal gov...
 2019-12-13 10:37 

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LAPD officer arrested, charged after allegedly caught on video fondling corpse...
 2019-12-13 09:56 

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UK Election - Boris with 43.6% gets 56% of the house...
 2019-12-13 09:18 

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Russian police raid the office of Nginx (software that powers 33% of all web servers in the world)...
 2019-12-13 09:00 

Slashdot

New Zealand Orders 1,300 Square Feet of Skin From US To Help Burned Volcano Victims...

schwit1 shares a report from People: Doctors in New Zealand are currently awaiting nearly 1,300 square feet of skin from the United States in order to treat the dozens of victims who suffered severe burns when a volcano erupted on White Island Monday afte...

 2019-12-13 08:15 

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Chinese healer jailed for 10 years over death of diabetic boy who attended 'slapping' workshop...
 2019-12-13 08:06 

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Ontario to Dramatically Expand Cannabis Retail Market and Remove Cap on Number of Pot Shops...
 2019-12-13 07:47 

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With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024...
 2019-12-13 06:52 

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Goodfellow airman who sexually assaulted child in Tom Green County found dead in jail cell...
 2019-12-13 05:12 

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Conservatives secure majority in UK general election...
 2019-12-13 05:00 

Slashdot

Crows Could Be the Smartest Animal Other Than Primates...

In a piece for the BBC, Chris Baraniuk writes about how the intelligence of New Caledonian crows may be far more advanced than we ever thought possible. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: Intelligence is rooted in the brain. Clever pri...

 2019-12-13 03:38 

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Thousands of 'penis fish' appear on California beach...
 2019-12-13 02:50 

Slashdot

Microsoft's Next Xbox Is Xbox Series X, Coming Holiday 2020...

At the 2019 Game Awards today, Microsoft revealed the name and console design of its next-generation gaming console: Xbox Series X. The Verge reports: The console itself looks far more like a PC than we've seen from previous Xbox consoles, and Microso...

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