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John Weitz 24-Pack Men's Socks

Woot Blog - 22 min 39 sec ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs

Engadget - 28 min 10 sec ago
Do you have Thunderbolt 3 on your PC? No? It's not surprising. Your system needs a separate (read: expensive) chip to handle the ultra-fast connector, and Intel hasn't made the specification available to other companies. You're more likely to see the...
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TSA may ask you to unpack tablets and cluttered carry-on bags

Engadget - 56 min 10 sec ago
While it looks like the airline industry has successfully held off the US Department of Homeland Security's proposed laptop ban for now, the government will soon be giving carry-on bags an extra thorough inspection at airports around the country anyw...
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Williamsburg 400TC Sheet Set

Woot Blog - 1 hour 23 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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‘Castlevania’ series goes vampire hunting July 7th on Netflix

Engadget - 1 hour 25 min ago
These days, Netflix isn't just releasing a lot of streaming content, it's betting on topicality and nostalgia to win. In the last week, it confirmed a Dark Crystal prequel and a tweet-inspired Rihanna/Lupita Nyong'o buddy series, with a possible Elle...
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Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program

Slashdot - 1 hour 42 min ago
schwit1 quotes a report from Vocativ: The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial recognition software -- despite a state law preventing it. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe such a program, which uses software to compare the DMV's database of names and driver's license photos with information with state and federal law enforcement. Vermont state law, however, specifically states that "The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not implement any procedures or processes that involve the use of biometric identifiers." The program, the ACLU says, invites state and federal agencies to submit photographs of persons of interest to the Vermont DMV, which it compares against its database of some 2.6 million Vermonters and shares potential matches. Since 2012, the agency has run at least 126 such searches on behalf of local police, the State Department, FBI, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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HP 260 Intel Quad-Core 1TB Slimline Desktop

Woot Blog - 1 hour 45 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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FitDesk v3.0 Desk Bike + Extension Kit

Woot Blog - 1 hour 58 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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Facebook will court 'millennials' with its original videos

Engadget - 2 hours 5 min ago
Facebook's dreams of pushing original video shows may be delayed, but that's doing little to stop its ever-growing ambitions. Reuters sources claim that Facebook has landed deals with a slew of "millennial-focused" internet media companies, includin...
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Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others For Original Video Shows

Slashdot - 2 hours 14 min ago
Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks. The social media company is reportedly set to pay up to $250,000 for the longer, scripted shows. Reuters reports: Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted shows with episodes lasting 20 to 30 minutes, which it will own; and shorter scripted and unscripted shows with episodes lasting about 5 to 10 minutes, which Facebook will not own, according to the sources. For the second tier of shorter shows, Facebook will pay $10,000 to $35,000 for each show and give creators 55 percent of revenue from ads, the sources said. Ads will run during both the long-form and short-form shows.

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Vincent Van Groot

Woot Blog - 2 hours 14 min ago

Dutch Elm?

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

Slashdot - 2 hours 47 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year's Global Drug Survey. Of the more than 12,000 people who reported taking psilocybin hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2016, just 0.2% of them said they needed emergency medical treatment -- a rate at least five times lower than that for MDMA, LSD and cocaine. Global Drug Survey 2017, with almost 120,000 participants in 50 countries, is the world's biggest annual drug survey, with questions that cover the types of substances people take, patterns of use and whether they experienced any negative effects. Overall, 28,000 people said they had taken magic mushrooms at some point in their lives, with 81.7% seeking a "moderate psychedelic experience" and the "enhancement of environment and social interactions."

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Amazon's iOS app inexplicably adds photo stickers

Engadget - 2 hours 50 min ago
Back in February, Amazon added its product- and barcode-recognition technology, "Flow," to its iOS shopping app. The feature had its own standalone app, but bringing it to the main one let users scan items using their smartphone's camera and add to t...
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38" 5.1 SmartCast Sound Bar w/Subwoofer

Woot Blog - 3 hours 25 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai

Slashdot - 3 hours 27 min ago
The first robot officer has joined the Dubai Police force tasked with patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. "People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest," reports BBC. "Data collected by the robot will also be shared with the transport and traffic authorities." From the report: The government said the aim was for 25% of the force to be robotic by 2030 but they would not replace humans. "We are not going to replace our police officers with this tool," said Brig Khalid Al Razooqi, director general of smart services at Dubai Police. "But with the number of people in Dubai increasing, we want to relocate police officers so they work in the right areas and can concentrate on providing a safe city. "Most people visit police stations or customer service, but with this tool we can reach the public 24/7. It can protect people from crime because it can broadcast what is happening right away to our command and control center."

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DJI's palm-sized Spark drone delivers epic selfies

Engadget - 3 hours 41 min ago
Everyone loves taking selfies, even if they don't like to admit it. And if you're looking to take those snaps of yourself to the next level, DJI's new, cutesy Spark drone may be just for you. The company's latest drone is designed to fit on the palm...
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Windows Switch To Git Almost Complete: 8,500 Commits and 1,760 Builds Each Day

Slashdot - 3 hours 57 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team was going to move to using the open source Git version control system for Windows development. A little over three months after that first revelation, and about 90 percent of the Windows engineering team has made the switch. The Windows repository now has about 4,400 active branches, with 8,500 code pushes made per day and 6,600 code reviews each day. An astonishing 1,760 different Windows builds are made every single day -- more than even the most excitable Windows Insider can handle.

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Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks

Engadget - 4 hours 4 min ago
The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser history without your explicit permission, but there's a proper replacement waiting in the wings... maybe. Tennessee Repre...
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Consumers Trust Robots For Surgery Over Savings, Research Finds

Slashdot - 4 hours 27 min ago
An anonymous reader shares an article: Andy Maguire faces a challenge: tasked with upgrading HSBC's digital-banking systems, he has discovered that customers are twice as likely to trust a robot for heart surgery than for picking a savings account. "I do find it slightly odd," said the chief operating officer of Europe's largest bank, referring to its survey of more than 12,000 consumers in 11 countries published this week. Just 7 percent of respondents would trust a robot with their savings, versus the 14 percent willing to submit to a machine for heart surgery. "You think, gosh, one would've imagined the world had moved on further or was moving faster than that," Maguire said in an interview. While consumers tend naturally to trust medical professionals, the "bar is pretty high" for banks dealing with people's money, he said. Banks around the world are spending billions of dollars to bolster creaking computer systems in a push to ward off startup competitors and cut long-term operating expenses. But consumers and regulators are holding them to ever-higher standards of security and convenience, driving the cost of overhauls higher and potentially eroding any savings.

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Interlocking Grass Deck Tiles - 18 Pack

Woot Blog - 4 hours 41 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

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