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05/26/2017   CNET News
The new Lyft Driver app will let drivers accept scheduled rides days in advance.
05/26/2017   CNET News
There are a bunch of small changes to its aesthetics and trim levels, as well.
05/26/2017   CNET News
The latest update to the virtual reality headset adds full support for room-scale motion tracking.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
It’s unclear if the girl has it, but the Internet made sure she got proper treatment.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
"Hybrid" approach mixes dedicated servers and some peer-to-peer communication.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
Trump retired his trademark Samsung device in March after taunting Schwarzenegger.
05/26/2017   CNET News
At a cybersecurity forum in London, experts call the ransomware, scary as it was at first, overexposed, unsophisticated and ultimately "a failure."
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome
A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   CNET News
The legendary tech journalist is retiring. He wrote his last column on Thursday.
05/26/2017   CNET News
600 horsepower is, you know, ample.
05/26/2017   CNET News
Ubisoft takes its shooter franchise to a small fictional town in Montana.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
What we do between now and then could make a noticeable difference.
05/26/2017   CNET News
You can thank the state legislature for this.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.
05/26/2017   CNET News
From airports to hotels to that cute cafe you found, it just takes one cybersecurity slipup to turn your holiday into a nightmare.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
Where—and When—You’ll Find America’s Worst Traffic This Memorial Day Weekend
And some tips for dodging the worst of the worst. The post Where—and When—You'll Find America's Worst Traffic This Memorial Day Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Extreme Tech
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New analysis of ancient fossils could upend decades of thinking on when the last common ancestor of humans and chimps lived. Even more surprising, humans may have originated in Europe rather than in Africa.

The post 7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
2018 battle against armed Montana cult is inspired by... the subprime mortgage crisis?
05/26/2017   CNET News
UK Prime Minister Theresa May wants the online community to do more to help put a stop to terrorism.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
Within 24 hours, your microbes stake their flags in their new hospital territory.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes
Summer is nigh. These are the books to keep on-hand while prepping for your next vacation. The post 9 Essential Summer Reads—From Sci-Fi to Philosophical Superheroes appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   CNET News
If you don't mind blocking both your outlets, this thing is kind of ingenious -- and a great companion for an Echo Dot.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
If Judge Dredd has an equal in pages of 2000AD, it's Strontium Dog’s Johnny Alpha.
05/26/2017   ArsTechnica News
While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
Eerie Photos Capture Fear and Paranoia in Washington DC
Government leaks, Russian hacks, and white vans on street corners. Everyone's on edge. The post Eerie Photos Capture Fear and Paranoia in Washington DC appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Extreme Tech
jupiter

NASA has just published the first data from Juno, and it reveals some fascinating things about Jupiter. For one, it has cyclones the size of a planet.

The post NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/26/2017   CNET News
Like search and advertising before it, Google is setting the stage to dominate VR and AR by going all-in on mobile.
05/26/2017   Wired Gear
Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life
Think of it like the anti-Instagram. The post Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind
Fledgling astronomers still don't take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices. The post For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life
Think of it like the anti-Instagram. The post Minutiae: The Curious App That Captures Your Unfiltered Life appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism
How kick-ass pants, a calculated stare (and a LOT of hard work) disarmed sexist investors and helped Kathryn Minshew built a successful company. The post This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Wired Top Stories
Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines
Supercritical carbon dioxide is super hot, super dense, and super good at turning heat into electricity. The post Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   CNET News
The end of the month is fast approaching. Find out what you should watch before June shows up.
05/26/2017   CNET News
A new project will allow aspiring midwives at the University of Newcastle to deliver babies in a virtual environment.
05/25/2017   CNET News
A six-month Tekken "World Tour" will kick off next month and will stream exclusively on Twitch.
05/25/2017   CNET News
This week brush off your polyhedral dice, because we're talking to Mike Mearls, the lead designer on Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition.
05/25/2017   CNET News
Malicious code inserted into subtitle files downloaded from movie subtitle databases could be used to hijack your device, researchers warn.
05/25/2017   Wired Top Stories
Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself
Oh, the places he could go! The post Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   CNET News
The spacecraft studying the giant planet picks up some wave signals, and NASA slows them to a frequency humans can hear.
05/25/2017   CNET News
On-Demand geofilters let you easily customize filters for your business and special events. Snapchat added five new filter themes.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Campaign targeting more than 200 people also spread disinformation, report says.
05/25/2017   CNET News
After a video surfaced of hackers fooling a Galaxy S8 iris scanner, Samsung was quick to defend its technology.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Voting models and other leaked data were “worth millions,” consultant told Guccifer 2.0.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
It's like the c:\con\con bug all over again.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Mark Zuckerberg: The most important thing I built at HarvardFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the accomplishment he's most proud of from his days at Harvard University is his relationship with wife and fellow Harvard alum Priscilla Chan.


05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
FCC should investigate and throw out fake comments, impersonation victims say.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: 'You have to create a sense of purpose for others'Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard University to give the class of 2017's commencement speech.


05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Nitrogen oxide emissions are coming back for round two.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Plus savings on dash cams, smart TVs, monitors, smart vacuums, and more.
05/25/2017   Wired Top Stories
A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk
1Password's new Travel Mode feature should keep sensitive data safew from border patrol---but could also raise suspicions. The post A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Unexpected features of gravity and magnetic fields provide new hints of interior.
05/25/2017   Extreme Tech
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This rocket can haul just 150 kg (331 pounds) into orbit, but it's cheap and small -- really, look how cute and little it is.

The post This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
GOP asks FCC to exempt direct-to-voicemail messages from robocall rules.
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
"I have been cleared. I am innocent."
05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Geely is pouring billions into Volvo with great results; we hope for the same here.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

The new Samsung Galaxy does 27 things the iPhone doesn'tDavid Pogue has created master list of features that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has and the iPhone 7 doesn’t—along with an assessment of which ones are actually useful.


05/25/2017   ArsTechnica News
Company also seeks state laws to limit attorney-owned patents.
05/25/2017   Extreme Tech
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Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you're in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With an HD display, a Kaby Lake CPU, and a sizable SSD, this laptop offers a complete computing experience wherever you go.

The post ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $570 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/25/2017   Extreme Tech

Intel's future Thunderbolt standard will be royalty-free and open to other companies should they wish to design their own controllers. That's a major change from how Intel has deployed the technology over the last few years.

The post Thunderbolt Goes Royalty-Free as Intel Repositions It to Boost Adoption appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/25/2017   Extreme Tech

Astronomers have finally pinned down the orbit of TRAPPIST-1h and confirmed it's far too chilly for life.

The post Astronomers Pin Down the Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/25/2017   Wired Gear
Let’s All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes
A human-powered cargo rig like Yuba's Supermarche shows how to make urban cycling work at scale. The post Let's All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   Extreme Tech

It's taken a few years, but researchers have found VW's defeat device code within its vehicles. It's a doozy.

The post VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/24/2017   Extreme Tech

DJI has pushed a new app update and firmware for its various drone models, and if you don't download and install it, you won't be flying your drone very far.

The post DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/24/2017   Extreme Tech
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Security firm Check Point reports a new breed of malware is spreading in fake movie subtitles. You think you're loading a subtitle, but what you're actually doing is giving a hacker full access to your computer.

The post Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/24/2017   Extreme Tech
Samsung Fab Line

Samsung has announced its own plans for foundry tech ramp-ups and rollouts, beginning immediately and stretching over the next four years. From EUV and fully-depleted silicon to HBM2 and new packaging techniques, the company is aggressively planning to grow its share of the foundry market.

The post Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond appeared first on ExtremeTech.

05/24/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's bestThe new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.


05/24/2017   Wired Gear
DJI’s New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand
DJI unveiled a new drone today, and isn't it just the cutest little thing? The post DJI's New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Gear
Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop
A solid gaming configuration, starting at just $999. The post Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Gear
Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See
Take Lightning McQueen for a spin with this app-controlled toy. The post Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Gear
Intel’s Plan to Thunderbolt 3 All of the Things
Two years after Intel embraced USB-C for Thunderbolt 3, it's taking another big step toward the mainstream. The post Intel's Plan to Thunderbolt 3 All of the Things appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Gear
Garmin’s New 360 Cam Makes Your Stupid Stunts Spherical
A new 360-degree action camera from Garmin puts your most extreme self in the round. The post Garmin's New 360 Cam Makes Your Stupid Stunts Spherical appeared first on WIRED.
05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conferenceIf this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may have begun life as a search company, but it’s now become an artificial intelligence (AI) company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens, which you can think of as Shazam for the whole world.


05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent systemA small town in East Texas should see a lot fewer visitors in suits and ties, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that you can’t file a patent lawsuit anywhere you please in America.


05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekickMeet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car.


05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two yearsUber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting taxes and some fees, but it instead took a higher percentage from its New York City drivers using the full fare before accounting for sales taxes and fees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. "We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed - plus interest - as quickly as possible," Rachel Holt, Uber's regional general manager for U.S. and Canada, said via email. All New York City drivers under the 2014 agreement would be eligible for a refund, regardless of whether they are still active or not, as long as they completed an Uber ride, the Journal report said.


05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photosPinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe "inspired" by the food, meal or dish.


05/23/2017   Wired Gear
Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help
You can now take a picture of a cucumber and jump to that tomato-cucumber-basil salad recipe a little faster. The post Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help appeared first on WIRED.
05/23/2017   Wired Gear
How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web
The Explore feed offers a near-live window into whatever you're interested in or wherever you'd like to be, built just for you. The post How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web appeared first on WIRED.
05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Now I get it: RansomwareOn May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of ransomware—software that encrypts all of the files on your PC, and will not unlock them until you pay the bad guys. The second notable feature: The WannaCry malware took advantage of a security hole in Windows that had already been discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).


05/23/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.


05/23/2017   Wired Gear
Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains
At long last, the Surface Pro gets a spec-bumping refresh. The post Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains appeared first on WIRED.
05/22/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co, ruling that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate in the decision.


05/20/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquartersAmazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.


05/19/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

How Google's trying to make the mobile web look less uglyAt its I/O conference here, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) touted the progress of Accelerated Mobile Pages, an ambitious initiative to remake the mobile web into a faster, lighter and less irritating medium—yes, even the ads that help pay for it.


05/19/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Google Home's mastermind has no intention of losing to AmazonOnce a year, the geeky faithful make their way to Silicon Valley to attend Google I/O, the company’s (GOOG, GOOGL) developer conference. This year, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential. “It knows who’s talking,” Chandra told me.


05/19/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Amazon's Alexa Calling is like a Jetsons version of the home phoneNow that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.


05/18/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weaknessAndroid O aims to fix a problem that’s afflicted Android since its debut almost nine years ago: the zombie-like persistence of obsolete versions.


05/17/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missilesMicrosoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.


05/16/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

‘Injustice 2’ review: Kneel before this sublime superhero fighter‘Injustice 2’ brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Marvel and DC. “Batman Vs. Superman” scored eight (and won four).


05/16/2017   Yahoo! News - Technology

The simple reason so many companies were hit by the WannaCry 2.0 ransomwareThe WannaCry 2.0 ransomware hit a slew of major companies, but it's not entirely their fault for falling victim to the attack.