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07/24/2017   CNET News
Not everything is superheroes at Comic-Con International, and this year we got to see very scary cosplay of characters from popular shows like "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones" and some classic nemeses.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Four superheroes walk into a restaurant and the rest is an unexpected joy.
07/24/2017   CNET News
In a filing with the US International Trade Commission, the chip giant defends its proposed ban of some Apple iPhones.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Throw on some Kenny Loggins and cue up one of 330 experimental aircraft videos NASA just added to its YouTube channel.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
The tech giant filed an injunction arguing a ruling from the Canadian Supreme Court requiring Google to remove search results globally violates US free speech laws.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Note To Regulators: It'll Take More than Fines to Slow Down the Search Giant
07/24/2017   CNET News
The EU calls Google a monopoly. That’s not the only battle its parent company is fighting. Alphabet is also tussling with the US Department of Labor -- and Uber.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
“The Commission is putting at risk the privacy of millions of registered voters.”
07/24/2017   CNET News
Plugging his new movie, "An Inconvenient Sequel," the former vice president says technology and politics can overcome the president's stance.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Surveillance malware dubbed Fruitfly was easy to spot but flew under the radar anyway.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Press to go, lift off to stop.
07/24/2017   CNET News
The social network's contract cafeteria workers are the latest employee group in Silicon Valley to join a labor union.
07/24/2017   CNET News
More power, a 10-speed auto and Drag Strip mode equal the quickest Mustang GT to date.
07/24/2017   CNET News
A bizarre, swarming UFO "appeared" in multiple places over the English coastal peninsula, but it's not a sign of an impending alien invasion.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Conan O'Brien released a montage of Adam West as Batman. You'll never look at a jukebox the same way.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Anything the Russian ambassador says on the phone almost certainly gets caught on a FISA wiretap.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Samsung may be celebrating the Note 8's release with an all-new color option.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
“I don’t know how United went ahead and stated a TSA policy incorrectly.”
07/24/2017   CNET News
A report by Juniper Research estimates on-demand economy revenues will double by 2022. That means they'll reach more than $40 billion.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Amid a legal battle between its owners, the venerable online fact checker asks for donations to stay in business.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Motorola is announcing something Tuesday; it could be this.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech
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IEEE Spectrum's top programming languages for 2017 are out, and this time, Python tops the overall list.

The post Python Tops 2017’s Most Popular Programming Languages appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   CNET News
Here's all the photos we could find that give us a glimpse of what's to come in the first season of "The Defenders" on Netflix.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Before another new action heroine takes to the silver screen, revisit the latest Hollywood blockbusters with women at the wheel.
07/24/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too lateElon Musk isn’t the only expert who thinks we need to regulate AI soon. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but he’s not the only expert hoping for some kind of government regulation of AI.


07/24/2017   CNET News
If you live in the Northeast and want a hydrogen-powered Mirai, you'll have to wait a while.
07/24/2017   Wired Gear
Microsoft Paint is dead, but it won't be forgotten.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Microsoft Paint is dead, but it won't be forgotten.
07/24/2017   CNET News
Looks like Faraday Future is out on the road despite some recent setbacks.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech
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Nintendo bungled the NES Classic, and the SNES Classic could be in even higher demand.

The post The SNES Classic Launch Is On Track to Be Another Disaster appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   CNET News
The Mac malware, originally discovered back in January, creates a "backdoor" that allows the controller of the malware to take over an entire computer.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
The “internal control processes for this program were really broken,” GAO says.
07/24/2017   CNET News
"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs", a new opera about Apple's founder will premiere this week at Santa Fe Opera.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
The fourth O preview will hopefully fix some bugs, marks stable support library release.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech
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Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet prince -- may flights of angels sing you to your rest.

The post MS Paint, Screensavers Get the Axe in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Phazzer is the third such firm that Axon (formerly Taser) has defeated in court.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
One smart gun model's protections turn out to be easily overcome–by cheap magnets.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech
Udemy Courses

If you love to learn, check out the outstanding classes at Udemy. Thousands of online courses are being discounted today, so you can invest in a new skill -- even if you're on a budget.

The post ET Deals: Thousands of online courses from Udemy for just $10 each appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
After an incident, a bioethicist calls for crackdown as doctors threaten legal action.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Companies team up to build autonomous, zero-emission container "feeder ship."
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
By sniffing out ransomware in real-time, ShieldFS might be the cure to the internet's latest security scourge.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Luc Besson's newest seems like a critical and commercial dud. But that's how his other movies started out too.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
"The US extradition case is dying. And someone is going to pay for this mess."
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Democrats' plan would "break up big companies if they’re hurting consumers."
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Felmyst was a four-year labor of love, squashed in less than a day.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
As Georgia’s health commissioner, she took $1M from Coca-Cola for exercise campaign.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
It doesn't appear to have been touched since Windows 7 anyway.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
With a new foundry business unit, Samsung wants to be a "no. 2" in chip manufacturing.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech

DARPA is working on an implantable, wireless brain-computer interface that can read from and communicate to neurons.

The post DARPA Picks Dream Teams to Develop Wireless Brain Interface appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
The seventh season's second episode is a valuable reminder that this show will always love to mess with you.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Bluetooth signals from cars provide an accurate record of real-time traffic patterns.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech
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Oculus slashed the price of the Rift to $400 for the next few weeks, sparking fears that a 2.0 version of the device is imminent. According to Facebook executives, that's not happening.

The post There’s No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   Wired Gear
Your saving grace when someone overuses the "Reply All" function.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Your saving grace when someone overuses the "Reply All" function.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech

A radiation-hardened robot dubbed 'Little Sunfish' has given us our first look at what's under the water in Reactor #3 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The post Melted Nuclear Fuel Found Below Fukushima by Underwater Robot appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Downscaling the Mars booster suggests that Musk may be bending toward reality.
07/24/2017   ArsTechnica News
Plus, a look at the major changes coming to future Magic: the Gathering sets.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Indonesia is a gorgeous archipelago of 13,700 islands. And home to 289 natural disasters a year.
07/24/2017   Wired Gear
Hang for ten inside the woodshop of San Francisco shaper Danny Hess.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Hang for ten inside the woodshop of San Francisco shaper Danny Hess.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
The show's second season acknowledges issues other shows might obsess over—but never gets bogged down.
07/24/2017   Extreme Tech

Some have pointed to one issue or another as evidence of Android's inadequacy. Still, things have worked out, even with a few big errors on Google's part.

The post Google’s 5 Biggest Android Missteps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
$80 and a spit sample gets you a spot on one of Helix’s sequencing machines and a chunk of its cloud storage for your exome sequence.
07/24/2017   Wired Top Stories
Traumatic injury in space has a huge potential impact on a mission. And people barely know anything about how to deal with it.
07/23/2017   Wired Top Stories
There were plenty of Reys, and lots of Elevens from "Stranger Things,' but Princess Diana took the throne in San Diego this year.
07/23/2017   ArsTechnica News
The Upside Down is back, and it looks like it's about to eat the world.
07/23/2017   ArsTechnica News
This trailer introduces us to a VR dystopia, and has the greatest soundtrack ever.
07/23/2017   ArsTechnica News
The protest frontiers are changing. An entrenched researcher explains why they work.
07/23/2017   Wired Top Stories
The commentator Ann Coulter's dust-up with Delta finally gave the internet a reason to rally behind an airline.
07/23/2017   Wired Gear
RIP my mentions.
07/23/2017   Wired Top Stories
Humanity might have saved itself a lot of trouble in the long run by investing in the Einstein-Szilard approach to cooling water with fire.
07/23/2017   Wired Top Stories
Mathematical insights into how RNA helps viruses pull together their protein shells could guide future studies of viral behavior and function.
07/23/2017   Wired Top Stories
RIP my mentions.
07/22/2017   Wired Gear
We tested a dozen pairs of polarized shades at various prices, from $10 to $360.
07/21/2017   Extreme Tech

Blizzard is killing support for both Windows XP and Vista this year, making Windows 7 the oldest OS still officially supported.

The post Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/21/2017   Extreme Tech
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Multiple diesel car manufacturers stand accused of collusion by the EU, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, and VW itself. EU investigators are not pleased.

The post German Car Companies May Have Colluded to Fix Price of Diesel Parts appeared first on ExtremeTech.

07/21/2017   Wired Gear
Steven Levy joins the Gadget Lab Podcast to tell us how factory workers are streamlining production Google's wearable.
07/21/2017   Wired Gear
The HP Spectre x2 costs less than the Surface Pro and beats it on performance, usability, and price
07/21/2017   Wired Gear
The advertisements of the future will be immersive and almost game like. And they're nearly here.
07/20/2017   Wired Gear
We review drawing apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil. Two are free, the rest are between $5 and $8
07/20/2017   Wired Gear
From a hacked Google Glass to a VR-like headset, these are the devices empowering the blind.
07/20/2017   Wired Gear
Who cares about the Fire Phone flop? If Amazon doesn't make another phone, it'll squander its hard-won Alexa lead.
07/19/2017   Wired Gear
With these accessories in your luggage, you can take your Opsec program everywhere you go.
07/19/2017   Wired Gear
We review ready-to-cook meal kits like the Amazon Meal Kit from Amazon Fresh.
07/19/2017   Wired Gear
Think of Google's new feeds as something like a recommendations list for the entire web.
07/18/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Amazon launches a social network for spending moneyAmazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.


07/18/2017   Wired Gear
Don't look now, but QR codes are back—and they're going to change your digital life in all sorts of previously impossible ways.
07/18/2017   Wired Gear
Putting Alexa on the HTC U11 is a small step, but it gives Amazon new footing in the voice revolution.
07/18/2017   Wired Gear
The high-tech fabric found on Nike's running shoes makes the perfect material for a soft, supportive sports bra.
07/16/2017   Wired Gear
Stick pens are not elegant, effortless writing utensils. But like so many of life's best things, it's their very badness that makes them great.
07/16/2017   Wired Gear
We look at a coffee grinder and a brewer that double down on coffee science.
07/15/2017   Wired Gear
We take Stromer's new e-bike for a gravel-spewing, torque-laden spin.
07/14/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flawThe back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.


07/14/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phoneSprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.


07/10/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realizeHarman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.


07/07/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.


07/07/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboardAs you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!


07/06/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hatPokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the Pokémon anime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series). Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, Pokémon Go players have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon. WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go


07/05/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threatIf you're in the market for a new smartphone, you might want to give these Chinese handsets a chance.


07/03/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

How open-internet rules are actually helping consumersDespite protests from opponents, it looks like open internet rules might actually be helping consumers.