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Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs

36 min 31 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

1 hour 4 min 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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‘Castlevania’ series goes vampire hunting July 7th on Netflix

1 hour 33 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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Facebook will court 'millennials' with its original videos

2 hours 13 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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Amazon's iOS app inexplicably adds photo stickers

2 hours 58 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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DJI's palm-sized Spark drone delivers epic selfies

3 hours 49 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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Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks

4 hours 12 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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Google Photos adds an archive button to declutter your stream

5 hours 1 min ago
Google Photos has been gently nudging users to store and share more on its service lately. Earlier this month, the Photos team unveiled some AI-powered sharing suggestions and a Google Lens integration that will make its image recognitions even smart...
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Sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer

5 hours 27 min ago
It almost goes without saying that brain surgery requires extreme precision, but there hasn't been much advancement in brain mapping techniques for the past two decades. What good is a breakthrough procedure if you're still using bulky, imprecise 199...
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Bacteria open vents in this shirt when you sweat

6 hours 11 min ago
Fashion and tech are teaming up yet again. Engineers at MIT have designed a workout suit that responds to your body heat, according to a study published last week in Science Advances. The clothing, made from latex, is covered with thumbnail- to finge...
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NASA probe on a fast track to reach metallic asteroid

6 hours 33 min ago
While NASA's plans to put humans on Mars have suffered recent setbacks, its unmanned robotic programs are achieving milestones on a daily basis. Earlier this year, NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, th...
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Twitter's live 360-degree videos arrive on Apple TV

6 hours 55 min ago
Twitter launched its very first streaming app on Apple TV last year with the promise of Thursday Night Football and live sports. Now it's expanding its television repertoire with even more live content: 360-degree videos. The social media company jus...
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Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices

7 hours 14 min ago
Be careful before you fire up media player software to play that foreign-language movie -- it might be a way for intruders to compromise your system. Check Point researchers have discovered an exploit that uses maliciously crafted subtitles to take c...
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Ellen coyly hints at return to standup with Netflix special

7 hours 37 min ago
It's been over 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres took the stage for a proper stand-up special. With a smash hit daytime talk show, a record-setting Twitter account and bonafide American treasure status, DeGeneres doesn't exactly need the exposure of ano...
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Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

7 hours 55 min ago
A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that...
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UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious

8 hours 12 min ago
When you played through Super Mario Bros. or Doom for the very first time, chances are you didn't try to speedrun the entire game but instead started exploring -- this despite not really knowing what to expect around the next corner. It's that same s...
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Let Sony's favorite developers help pick your next game

8 hours 31 min ago
Four years on and the PlayStation 4's digital storefront is pretty well stocked. But finding more obscure stuff to buy isn't the easiest and the search function kind of sucks. As a way of addressing that on the store's web version, Sony is introducin...
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FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack

8 hours 54 min ago
The FCC swears that a denial of service attack hit its servers hours after Last Week Tonight's John Oliver rallied support for net neutrality, but where's the evidence? Well, don't expect it any time soon. In an interview with ZDNet, the regulator's...
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EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech

9 hours 11 min ago
The European Union has just approved a proposal to implement Europe's very first mandatory social media restrictions. In a bid to clamp down on hate speech across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the EU is proposing a law that allows them to block vide...
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Doomed Mars lander wasn't equipped for supersonic conditions

9 hours 25 min ago
Last October, the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander as it descended to Mars' surface. A few days later, the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of Schiaparelli's landing site and discovered w...
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