Security flaw left Safari and Edge users vulnerable to fake websites
Security flaw left Safari and Edge users vulnerable to fake websites https://ift.tt/2MozoFg Prospective https://ift.tt/2jyhxlW September 12, 2018 at 05:18PM

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A security researcher uncovered a flaw in both Safari and Microsoft's Edge browser that allowed the URL of a safe website to be displayed in the address bar while users were actually being taken to a different, and possibly malicious, website. Rafay Baloch spotted the security issue and notified Apple and Microsoft in early June. But while Microsoft issued a fix in August, Apple has yet to respond to Baloch's report.

"During my testing, it was observed that both Edge and Safari browser allowed JavaScript to update the address bar while the page was still loading," Baloch wrote on his website. "Upon requesting data from a non-existent port, the address was preserved and hence a due to race condition over a resource requested from non-existent port combined with the delay induced by setInterval function managed to trigger address bar spoofing. It causes browser to preserve the address bar and to load the content from the spoofed page."

Because of this, a user might click a link to an attack site, presenting itself as something else, and their browser's address bar would make it look like they're heading to a safe website. Baloch showed how this works in two proof-of-concept videos, one of which is included below. According to his website, Baloch waited the typical 90 days after notifying Apple and Microsoft before he released his report. We've reached out to Apple and we'll update this post if we receive any additional details.

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Facebook and Google may be fined in the EU if they don't remove terror
Facebook and Google may be fined in the EU if they don’t remove terrorist content https://ift.tt/2NDETV9 Prospective https://ift.tt/2CQeoaW September 12, 2018 at 05:10PM

The European Commission is drafting new rules that would require tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to take down terrorist propaganda within one hour after being notified of its presence or face serious fines.

The proposed rule change comes after the EU issued new guidelines in March, which ordered faster content removal. The program was voluntary, though, and the EU decided it was simply not working well enough, as content was still lingering.

The new legislation backs up that rule with some hard-hitting fines. If any online service fails to remove terrorist content—like ISIS propaganda videos and hate speech—within an hour of being notified of its presence, and fails to install automated systems to prevent removed content from popping up again, that service could face fines up to a maximum of 4% of their worldwide revenue for the prior year, according to the proposal, the Wall Street Journal reports. WSJ also did the math (a tip of the hat for that, folks!) noting that 4% of Alphabet’s budget would be $4.43 billion and for Facebook, $1.63 billion.

Back in 2016, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which is owned by Google, agreed to review and remove a majority of hate speech within 24 hours, including racist, violent, or illegal posts or in the case of Facebook, murder and Burt Reynolds’s centerfolds.

The proposal requires approval from the EU’s parliament and member states to become law.

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Apple keynote 2018: all the news from the iPhone announcement - The Verge
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Apple keynote 2018: all the news from the iPhone announcement

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Image credit: Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

It’s September, which means Apple will announce its latest collection of consumer gadgets for the holiday season and beyond. This year, we’re expecting up to three new iPhone models that build off the company’s 10th anniversary edition iPhone X and accessories that come with it. As always, we’ll also expect to learn release dates for new software that was teased back in the spring at WWDC regarding iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and perhaps a “one more thing” that we’re actually surprised by.

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Instagram will send a pop-up about opioid addiction support if you search certain hashtags - The Verge
Instagram will send a pop-up about opioid addiction support if you search certain hashtags https://ift.tt/2MqE11s Prospective https://ift.tt/2Ob4dyI September 12, 2018 at 05:06PM

Instagram says people are using the platform’s hashtags to find addiction support and communities as well as illegal drugs. So, in response, the company is rolling out a pop-up today that’ll provide users with drug addiction resources if they search certain hashtags, like “opioid.” The pop-up reads:

“If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid or substance misuse, find ways to get free and confidential treatment referrals, as well as information about substance abuse, prevention, and recovery.”

The user can then opt to get support resources that Instagram developed with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. There will also be advice for family and friends of people with substance abuse problems.

Instagram says that while many people use these drug-related hashtags to find support communities, others misuse them to sell drugs. In some cases, Instagram has blocked or limited these hashtags, but this prevents helpful support communities from forming, the company says.

There are already similar resources built in to Facebook. If users search for certain drug-related topics, like “buy Xanax,” they’ll get a substance support box similar to Instagram’s. The company also blocks certain searches to prevent drug dealers from reaching people.

This new Instagram pop-up attempts to solve some of the platform’s drug issues, even if it doesn’t address the actual substance sales. It does at least give users a place to go if they’re searching for help.

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Instagram offers help to people struggling with drug abuse
Instagram offers help to people struggling with drug abuse https://ift.tt/2NE5fGt Prospective https://ift.tt/2ObrPDj September 12, 2018 at 05:06PM

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Instagram is expanding its proactive help to people grappling with drug addiction. The social network will pop up an offer of support when users search for certain drug-related hashtags, including references to opioids and other frequently abused substances. The message won't prevent people from finding material if they insist on it, but it will give them a moment of pause and could help them find treatment referrals as well as prevention and recovery information.

The company devised the solution with help from both the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as well as the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, and describes it as a balance. While there are shady dealers using hashtags to sell drugs through Instagram (already against the service's policy), simply blocking the hashtags could disrupt support networks. This provides them with a ready-made support option without cutting off existing help (or, for that matter, ensnaring people conducting research).

The feature will be visible in the US as of September 12th, with an international rollout coming "soon."

Instagram's pop-up is arguably coming late given the length of the opioid crisis, but it does show that Facebook is tackling drug abuse across multiple platforms, not just its main audience. Not that it necessarily had much choice. The photo-centric service has over a billion active users, so even a simple alert like this could affect millions of people.

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Henry Cavill is reportedly out as DC’s Superman - The Verge
Henry Cavill is reportedly out as DC’s Superman https://ift.tt/2x7IOzU Prospective https://ift.tt/2QiXKU1 September 12, 2018 at 04:52PM

Henry Cavill’s time playing the Man of Steel may be coming to an end. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will be hanging up his cape after contract talks over a Shazam! Superman cameo fell through.

According to THR’s sources, Warner Bros. isn’t planning to make a standalone Superman film for several years; instead, it’ll be focusing on a recently announced Supergirl film as the studio attempts to refocus its struggling superhero franchise.

“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” a studio source reportedly commented. This could indicate that DC and Warner Bros. are planning to move away from the overarching, connected storytelling that comic book rival Marvel has seen such success with over the past decade, in exchange for more individual, standalone stories.

Cavill has played Superman since DC kicked off its latest bid for a movie universe with Man of Steel in 2013, followed by appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Superman may not be the only DC hero that’s getting recast: Ben Affleck is said to be on his way out as well. The upcoming Matt Reeves Batman film is said to be looking to feature a younger version of the character played by a different actor.

Even if Cavill is out as Superman, he will have plenty of work to keep him busy: Netflix recently announced that the actor will be starring as Geralt of Rivia in the streaming service’s upcoming series adaptation of The Witcher.

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A year without Apple's wireless charging mat
A year without Apple's wireless charging mat https://ift.tt/2x4WJGT Prospective https://ift.tt/2x82iDM September 12, 2018 at 04:48PM

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At Apple's iPhone event last year, the company announced its AirPower charging mat -- a device that promised a way to wirelessly charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at the same time. But 12 months later, Apple still hasn't delivered on that promise and we've been left twiddling our thumbs and charging our Apple devices with cords like schmucks. Tomorrow, you'll be able to follow our liveblog to see if our wait is finally over, but in the meantime, here are a few instances over the past year where the lack of AirPower was both glaring and egregious.

December 2017

FCC boss Ajit Pai, fed up with waiting for AirPower, acts out by killing net neutrality.

February 2018

In space, Starman charges his iPhone in a Tesla Roadster instead of on an AirPower mat.

February 2018

Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot searches for a free outlet to charge its iPhone.

March 2018

Tim Cook not putting wireless charging mats in schools.

April 2018

Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate without an AirPower mat to charge his iPhone.

July 2018

Underneath the MacBook Pro's dirt-resistant keyboard, there's no wireless charging mat.

July 2018

A trumpet takes the rightful place of an AirPower charger.

September 2018

Frank Underwood dies without ever getting to experience the AirPower mat.

September 2018

Elon Musk thinks to himself, "AirPower but for Mars."

Follow all the latest news from Apple's 2018 iPhone event here!

Images: Bloomberg via Getty Images (Ajit Pai), SpaceX via Getty Images (Starman), Boston Dynamics (robots), Scott Olson via Getty Images (Tim Cook), Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (Mark Zuckerberg), iFixit (keyboard), Brooks Kraft/Apple (MacBook Pro), Netflix (House of Cards), Joe Rogan Experience (Elon Musk)

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The FDA gave Juul 60 days to stop teenagers from vaping — Quartz
The FDA will shut down Juul in 60 days if it can’t stop teens from vaping https://ift.tt/2MqQLW1 Prospective https://ift.tt/2x8F6WM September 12, 2018 at 04:41PM

The US Food and Drug Administration has given Juul Labs and four other e-cigarette companies 60 days to prove they can keep their products away from minors, or be pulled from the market.

“We see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion,”said FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. ““In my view, they treated these issues like a public relations challenge, rather than seriously considering their legal obligations, the public health mandate and the existential threat to these products.”

The agency also sent warning letters to 1,100 online and brick-and-mortar retailers, as well as issuing 131 fines, as “part of a large-scale, undercover nationwide blitz to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.”

In addition to Juul, the four other products that face the FDA’s reckoning are Vuse, Blue, Markten XL, and Logic. According to the FDA, together they make up 97% of the US e-cig market. Juul recently sought $1.2 billion in funding to expand into international markets.

In April, the FDA announced an investigation on whether or not Juul was deliberately targeting youths, and  the company has submitted thousands of pages of records for review. As Quartz reported earlier this month, Juul’s founders say they invented their product as an alternative for smokers—they met on a smoke break as design students at Stanford—but a slew of studies and lawsuits suggest JUUL might be addicting an entire generation to nicotine.

A spokeswoman for Juul told the New York Times: “Juul Labs will work proactively with the FDA in response to its request. We are commited to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people.”

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Shane Dawson’s new series won’t just be about Jake Paul - The Verge
Shane Dawson’s new series won’t just be about Jake Paul https://ift.tt/2OdorYM Prospective https://ift.tt/2NAtjtQ September 12, 2018 at 04:37PM

Creator Shane Dawson is continuing his investigative dive into the lives of fellow YouTubers with a new video series about Jake Paul. Dubbed “The Mind of Jake Paul,” the eight-part look at one of YouTube’s most notorious creators begins on September 25th.

Dawson is a longtime creator with more than 17 million subscribers on YouTube. In the last few months, he has released one series offering a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous TanaCon and another about the life of beauty vlogger Jeffree Star. “The Mind of Jake Paul” appears to be Dawson’s most ambitious project yet, both in terms of its scope and subject matter. At the end of the video’s teaser, Dawson responds to an off-camera question that he’s concerned “[Jake Paul]’s going to be mad when he finds out what this series is actually about.”

“something you probably have dealt with with some of your ex friends”

Paul has made headlines for his outlandish stunts and last month’s heavily hyped boxing match, but the rabbit hole of his questionable behavior and business practices goes deep. Fellow creator Alissa Violet has alleged that Paul abused her while they were dating, including spitting in her face and dragging her down stairs. Former collaborators and creators Ivan and Emilio Martinez also called Paul out for abusive behavior and bullying. In a recent investigative video, YouTuber Nerd City questioned the legality of how Paul sells merch to children.

Since releasing the series’s teaser, Dawson has hinted that he plans to delve into more than just his subject’s past. Paul isn’t just a single YouTuber selling merch or diss tracks; he’s at the center of a YouTube media empire. In a comment on Perez Hilton’s YouTube channel, Dawson wrote that “the subject isnt just jake paul. the subject is much much darker. and something you probably have dealt with with some of your ex friends.”

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The Nintendo Switch online service is launching on September 18th - The Verge
The Nintendo Switch online service is launching on September 18th https://ift.tt/2x6yK9O Prospective https://ift.tt/2NIzQTy September 12, 2018 at 04:30PM

The Nintendo Switch’s online service is launching in less than a week. In a tweet today, Nintendo revealed that the service will be available on September 18th, and users will be able to download a seven-day trial from the Switch store before committing to a subscription.

Much like Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network, the Switch’s new service will require users to pay to play certain games online, including notable Nintendo titles like Splatoon 2, Arms, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s also the only way for Switch owners to get cloud backup for game saves. To sweeten the deal, subscribers will also get access to online-enabled NES games, which will include 20 titles at launch, such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo says new games will be added “regularly.”

The subscription will cost $3.99 a month, $7.99 for a three-month bundle, or $19.99 for an entire year. There’s also a yearly family option available for $34.99, which provides access for up to seven family members. Nintendo says that it will be providing more details, along with information about upcoming games, during a Nintendo Direct event tomorrow at 6PM ET. You can watch it right here.

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Nintendo's Switch Online service launches September 18th
Nintendo's Switch Online service launches September 18th https://ift.tt/2Qph161 Prospective https://ift.tt/2COfUKz September 12, 2018 at 04:30PM

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Nintendo has finally revealed when it Switch Online service will be available -- and with only a few days left to go. The $20 per year subscription service will go live on September 18th (19th in Europe), with a week-long free trial available from the eShop at launch. Many of the launch details are under wraps, such as the games that will require a subscription to play, but Nintendo promises to shed more light on the subject with a Direct presentation on the 13th at 6PM Eastern.

As before, multiplayer access is only part of the picture. Nintendo is offering 20 NES games with online play, cloud-based save game backups, dedicated Switch Online apps and "special offers" for members (most likely discounts on games and add-ons). As with PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, it's ultimately about convincing gamers to pay a regular fee for internet services by offering a few perks -- Nintendo's offering is just considerably less expensive (if also less feature-packed) than its rivals.

#NintendoSwitchOnline memberships will start on 9/18. You can sign-up for a 7-day free trial from Nintendo #eShop at launch! We will introduce more information during the Nintendo Direct on 9/13.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/EJVFJH6F4I
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 12, 2018

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How to watch Apple's 2018 iPhone event
How to watch Apple's 2018 iPhone event https://ift.tt/2x68InP Prospective https://ift.tt/2OeAyF4 September 12, 2018 at 04:24PM

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Like clockwork, Apple is gearing up to announce a slew of new products on September 12. And as usual, you'll be able to watch the proceedings live from wherever you're holed up right here at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific.

Apple introduced the option to view via Chrome and Firefox at WWDC 2018 in June and that still holds true. But it's again recommending watching on one of its own devices using Safari or Microsoft Edge for the "best experience". And if you're a big screen person, Apple TV has your back.

Apple's event is also broadcasting live on Twitter, where you can subscribe for live updates from the source. If live blogs are your thing, we'll be on the ground with coverage direct from Apple Park. And in case you've been living under a rock, here's what we reckon will go down at the big event (hint: we'll likely get more than just a trio of new iPhones and an Apple Watch).

Join us September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the #AppleEvent live on Twitter. Tap ❤️ below and we'll send you updates on event day. pic.twitter.com/i9mGHTKhvu
— Apple (@Apple) September 10, 2018

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Sisense raises $80 million for cloud business analytics | VentureBeat
Sisense raises $80 million for cloud business analytics https://ift.tt/2OcMw1Q

Data analytics might not be the flashiest use of AI out there, but it’s certainly attracting the attention of investors. Case in point: Sisense today announced a $80 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, bringing its total haul close to $200 million. As part of the round, Zack Urlocker, a former chief operating officer of Zendesk, will join the startup’s board of directors.

CEO Amir Orad said it’ll use the new capital to hire new employees, increase its global footprint, and make additional investments in its machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) labs.

“It is our people and our culture that forms the foundation for the growth of this incredible company,” he said. “It’s a major achievement that we’ve accomplished together. I could not be more proud to be part of this amazing team.”

Sisense’s eponymous platform analyzes enterprise data and delivers insights in a variety of formats, from mobile apps and chatbots to voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. It’s all customizable from a dashboard that doesn’t require technical or coding experience.

Among Sisense’s more than 1,000 customers range from startups to global Fortune 50 brands. A few include Expedia, Philips, Rolls Royce, Air Canada, Accenture, Wix, GE, and Oppenheimer.

“Every business is facing the challenge of extracting relevant and accurate insights from ever-growing amounts of data and data source,” Orad said. “We are honored that Insight Venture Partners has joined our mission to empower everyone by making data-driven insights instantly accessible everywhere.”

Sisense, which was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, has more than 450 employees spread across offices in New York, Tel Aviv, Kiev, Tokyo, and Arizona. It’s one of Israel’s most valuable startups, with an estimated valuation of between $650 and $900.

It’s certainly in a lucrative market. The business analytics sector is forecast to be worth $71.1 billion by 2022, according to Strategy MRC.

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Wi-Charge keeps a room full of smart locks powered and cell phones charged | VentureBeat
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Truly wireless charging — completely through the air, without cables — has been just on the edge of availability for years, but it finally looks set to actually appear in products soon. Billing itself as “the long-range wireless charging company,” Wi-Charge is debuting an infrared power technology that promises to deliver up to three watts of energy at distances up to 10 meters. That’s enough to wirelessly power and recharge a variety of common devices, some of which will be coming to market with Wi-Charge technology inside.

One of Wi-Charge’s early partnerships is with Monolicht, a Swiss lighting company. Monolicht is integrating Wi-Charge transmitters into its lighting panels, enabling the panels to deliver both light and power within rooms. Working together, the companies expect that light fixtures will be able to power security cameras permanently mounted in rooms, as well as mobile phones that come in and out of the same areas.

A separate partnership with ZKTeco USA illustrates how adding a Wi-Charge receiver to a device can elevate a formerly battery-powered smart home accessory — in this case, a smart lock. Since they’re generally not hardwired into homes, accessories such as biometric smart locks have previously required frequent battery replacements, potentially interrupting their ability to offer access or protection. By shifting to a wireless power source, ZKTeco’s high-end multi-biometric door lock can maintain functionality continuously, drawing energy from a transmitter located up to 33 feet away.

“Long-range wireless power has the potential to drastically change how consumers and businesses use and interact with smart devices,” said Wi-Charge CEO Victor Vaisleib, “a change comparable to that brought upon by cellular and Wi-Fi technologies.”

While competing wireless charging solutions have received FCC approval, notably including Energous’ WattUp systems, many work at only short distances. For example, Qi chargers require physical contact, and WattUp’s short and midrange systems work at distances of 10 centimeters to 3 feet. Longer-distance solutions, including a “Far Field” WattUp that will work from across the room, are in the works.

Wi-Charge will be demonstrating its system at its Mobile World Congress Americas booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 12 to 14, including examples of how modern smartphones and upcoming internet of things sensors can charge wirelessly. The company is seeking additional partners to get Wi-Charge devices into the marketplace.
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Banking, retail e manufacturing: i "Big 3" della spesa in intelligenza artificiale nel 2018
Banking, retail e manufacturing: i "Big 3" della spesa in intelligenza artificiale nel 2018 LONDRA, 13 Settembre 2018 - La spesa in Sistemi Cognitivi e Intelligenza Artificiale raggiungerà $3,0 miliardi in Europa Occidentale nel 2018, un aumento del 43% rispetto al 2017, secondo la Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide di International Data Corporation (IDC). Le capacità di soluzioni basate sull'intelligenza artificiale sono in rapida espansione e use cases come l’analisi delle transazioni fraudolente, consigli sui processi di vendita e l'automazione IT guideranno la spesa in Sistemi Cognitivi e Intelligenza Artificiale. Sia il settore privato sia quello pubblico guardano all'intelligenza artificiale come a una valida tecnologia per semplificare i processi e migliorare l'esperienza dei consumatori e dei cittadini. Di conseguenza, gli investimenti in Sistemi Cognitivi e Intelligenza Artificiale in Europa Occidentale continueranno a salire raggiungendo $10,8 miliardi entro il 2022, un CAGR quinquennale del 39%. https://ift.tt/2NAMqUz
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Dyson's second robot vacuum isn't afraid of the dark
Dyson's second robot vacuum isn't afraid of the dark https://ift.tt/2NBAhPn Prospective https://ift.tt/2NAzJcs September 12, 2018 at 04:12PM

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It's been three years since the launch of Dyson's very own robot vacuum, the 360 Eye, and our very own Mat Smith was left impressed when he briefly lived with one in his old Tokyo apartment. That said, the machine wasn't perfect, but Dyson believes that its follow-up model will solve many key problems.

The 360 Heurist announced in Beijing earlier today is a familiar-looking robot packed with some notable upgrades. For one, it's powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, which is apparently 20 times faster than what was on its predecessor. According to the company, this helps the machine pick up 60 percent more detail about the environment, thus reducing the chances of bumping into things by 50 percent. Hopefully this also means fewer instances of misaligned docking.

Another major feature on this new robot vacuum is its LED ring around the top camera. Where the 360 Eye is known to struggle in the dark, the 360 Heurist will happily zip around in the same condition by automatically lighting up its eight LEDs to boost its vision. In an earlier preview event, our Shanghai colleague saw the new machine beating its predecessor in a head-to-head comparison in a dark room, so it'll be interesting to see how well it fares in the real world.

Likewise, while the 360 Heurist offers three suction power settings to help almost doubling the standard 40-minute runtime, I'm inclined to believe that a few minutes will still be deducted in real life.

Still, the 360 Heurist will likely do a cleaner job than the first model, as it claims to have 20-percent more suction power despite using the same 78,000 rpm Dyson V2 digital motor. It also benefits from a higher stiff nylon bristle count -- a jump from the original 5,468 to 6,947 -- on the faster brush bar for digging into carpets.

Like before, this robot can be monitored from its companion app, and by way of Amazon Alexa (or, in China's case, Tmall's Genie assistant), you'll also be able to control it via voice commands. There's no plan to add Apple HomeKit support for now, but that shouldn't be a problem for most people.

There's no word on prices nor dates for other regions just yet, but the 360 Heurist will be hitting China come November for 5,490 yuan (about $800). That's a whole 1,000 yuan less than the 360 Eye when it first entered China in May last year, which is somewhat indicative of Dyson's robotic ambition.

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Raconteur Report: It's a Weather Report, Not Whether Report
It's a Weather Report, Not Whether Report https://ift.tt/2p0cfj5 Prospective https://ift.tt/2CKeiS5 September 12, 2018 at 04:07PM h/t Gun Free Zone

I Told Ya So.

Now imagine what happens if the Blue Wave in November turns out to be a swirl in the porcelain bowl:

If you think they've freaked out and chimped out so far, "you ain't seen nothin' yet!"

This isn't forecasting, by any stretch. It's just plugging constants into the equations for velocity and gravity.
IOW, the apples never fall far from the tree, and always lower than.

Look to your contingency plans.
And pre-flight your helicopters.

The forecast is for scattered sportiness, with occasional moonbat outbursts. Some areas may experience Leftard extreme supercells, and flashmob flooding from liberal tears. Hail the size of jackholes is possible. Chance of massive retardation is 100%. Not if, just when. https://ift.tt/1xwkFus Raconteur Report https://ift.tt/2K3Pmrj September 12, 2018 at 04:07PM
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Vudu adds Sony TVs to its list of compatible 4K devices
Vudu adds Sony TVs to its list of compatible 4K devices https://ift.tt/2CNysKR Prospective https://ift.tt/2x6iJ4q September 12, 2018 at 04:00PM

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Vudu users with Sony 4K TVs can now watch hundreds of movies in ultra HD, thanks to an update to its Android TV app. If you've got auto-updates enabled, you don't need to do anything to enjoy a clearer, crisper picture -- it's ready to go. If you don't, just update to the new app from the Google Play Store.

Walmart-owned Vudu -- which is basically the iTunes of movies -- already supports 4K ultra HD on a range of TV brands and streaming devices, such as Apple TV and Chromecast, so its move into Sony's arena isn't a huge surprise. It also further indicates its ambitions to conquer the film-on-demand ecosystem, having also added Disney titles and offline rental viewing options to the fold in recent times.

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HackerRank launches AI-powered tool that helps companies assess how they hire developers | VentureBeat
HackerRank launches AI-powered tool that helps companies assess how they hire developers https://ift.tt/2Mr4aNw

HackerRank today announced the launch of the Tech Talent Matrix, a tool that uses artificial intelligent informed by more than 7 million developer skill assessment tests designed to help businesses better attract developers.

Through competitions and assessments tests, HackerRank assesses developer’s skills and assigns for managers at more than 1,000 companies and is used by more than four million developers.

The matrix is meant to give businesses a way to measure the effectiveness of their hiring process when it comes to developers beyond metrics like the number of hires or how quickly they can hire a developer.

Machine learning was used to help determine a healthy score distribution on assessment tests and to do things like measure a correlation between assessment test performance and feedback results, VP of Data Science Sofus Macskáss told VentureBeat in a phone interview. Altogether, 150 million data points inform the matrix, which is able to tell a company how their test performs compared to peers in their industry or companies of a similar size.

Business assessments look at both a company’s ability to attract developers through channels like social media and invite emails as well as an assessment quality score.

To create an assessment score, HackerRank measures things like how long it took a developer to take a test, how often they had to run a piece of code, and coding languages used to complete assessments. That information is combined with direct feedback from developers about how they liked the test.

HackerRank will not initially make company assessment scores available to developers so they can get an impression of high- or low-performing companies so they can decide if they want to consider whether they want to work for a company, but HackerRank may revisit the idea next year after conversations with customers, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in a phone call.
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Pokémon Go is letting players nominate new pokéstop locations - The Verge
Pokémon Go is letting players nominate new pokéstop locations https://ift.tt/2NaenDq Prospective https://ift.tt/2p2ep1O September 12, 2018 at 03:48PM

More than two years after its initial launch, Pokémon Go can still be a frustrating game to play outside of major urban centers since pokéstops are often a rare sight in small towns. But developer Niantic may have found a solution: it’s letting users nominate their own pokéstop locations.

Today, the developer is launching a beta for the program, and it’s pretty limited to start. It’ll only be available to users in South Korea and Brazil, and it’ll be restricted to players who have reached level 40 in the game. Niantic says that the beta “may expand to more trainers or locations over time.”

Those who can participate will be able to nominate potential pokéstops by submitting a photo and description of a location, which will then be reviewed for potential inclusion in the game. On its help page, Niantic details the kinds of locations the developer is looking for, including major transit hubs, public places of worship, parks, libraries, and “an interesting piece of art or unique architecture.”

The news caps off a surprisingly busy summer for the game, which included the long-awaited addition of trading and friends lists, along with a revamped Pokémon Go festival circuit. According to Niantic, this led to “a 35 percent increase in active usage since May.” Meanwhile, the game is finally starting to get some competition with the release of a new wave of AR-enabled, location-based games.

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Madewell just launched a menswear line
Madewell just launched a menswear line https://ift.tt/2MkdUJy Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 03:45PM
Madewell, J.Crew’s sister brand, is getting a men’s department. Starting today on Madewell’s website, some Nordstrom stores, and Norstrom.com, Madewell will offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets. The men’s collection will also focus heavily on denim–something Madewell is known for–and will feature 21 different styles in three fits. The price point will be similar to the women’s line, with t-shirts starting at $39.50 and jeans starting at $115. The entire line is inspired from Madewell’s roots company–founded in 1937–that made workwear for men.

[Photo: courtesy of Madewell]In 2004, J.Crew’s former CEO, Mickey Drexler, purchased the then-defunct Madewell brand, transforming it into a casual womenswear brand. It has thrived over the last couple of years, even as J.Crew sales spiraled downwards. Last year, Drexler left, along with longtime creative director Jenna Lyons. Last July, Jim Brett–who previously served as CEO of home brand West Elm–was appointed as J.Crew’s CEO. He’s led a couple of big initiatives at J.Crew, including making products available on Amazon.

Selling menswear at Madewell is another big change. And it’s unclear whether men will be eager to buy from a brand that has so far been associated with women. To launch this new collection, Madewell will hold a pop-up at Crest Hardware in Williamburg, Brooklyn, from Friday, September 14, to Sunday, September 16. As of right now, Madewell will not carry the men’s collection in its own brick-and-mortar stores, although it will be available at 31 Nordstrom locations.
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Apple website leak reveals 512GB iPhone XS and six color options for iPhone XR - The Verge
Apple website leak reveals 512GB iPhone XS and six color options for iPhone XR https://ift.tt/2N6qktH Prospective https://ift.tt/2Ocw6Xh September 12, 2018 at 03:27PM

Well, if you’re going to brand an iPhone as “XS” (which we know a lot of people will pronounce as “excess”) and “Max”, the thing had better come with plenty of storage. And sure enough, this year Apple will once again double the storage in its top-tier iPhone to 512GB. Both sizes of the iPhone XS — 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch — will offer the 512GB capacity. The new details were seen in a premature update to Apple’s sitemap, as outlined here by Steve Troughton-Smith. The sitemap had already offered direct confirmation of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names.

If you don’t need anywhere near that amount of built-in storage, you might be pleased to hear that Apple is seemingly returning to three storage tiers with the 2018 iPhone lineup. Your choices begin with a 64GB storage option for both the XS and XR. From there, the upgrades differ. The next step up for XR is a more modest 128GB (whereas the XS gets 256GB) and then 256GB (compared to the 512GB high-end OLED model).

Apple’s sitemap leak also reveals the colors of each model. As rumored, the XS will come in gold in addition to the black and silver designs introduced with the iPhone X. But the XR is where the flashier choices will be. You’ll be able to pick between six different color options in total.

Here’s a rundown of what we’ve just learned from the last-minute leaks ahead of today’s event.

iPhone XS and XS Max:

Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

iPhone XR
Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Colors: Black, White, Red, Yellow, Coral, Blue

https://ift.tt/2p3te2F The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2kBk5Om September 12, 2018 at 03:27PM
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Accenture : Selon le rapport vision technologique pour l’assurance, les assureurs ont un besoin impératif de données fiables pour prendre de bonnes décisions | Assurance & Banque 2.0
Accenture : Selon le rapport vision technologique pour l'assurance ...

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5 weeks ago
IDC Forecasts Telecom Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Revenues to Reach $16.4 Billion in 2022
IDC Forecasts Telecom Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Revenues to Reach $16.4 Billion in 2022 A new report presents IDC's inaugural forecast for the worldwide telecom virtual network functions (VNF) market for the period 2018–2022. https://ift.tt/2Namv6G
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Apple event live stream: How to watch the keynote and iPhone X reveals
Apple event live stream: How to watch the keynote and iPhone X reveals https://ift.tt/2NAHuz1 Prospective https://ift.tt/2xbevri September 12, 2018 at 03:14PM

It’s that time of year again where all eyes turn to Cupertino for Apple’s big fall press event. Although a series of leaks may have spoiled some of the biggest surprises this time around, Apple loyalists should still have plenty to get excited about. As our Mark Sullivan reported yesterday, the tech giant is expected to unveil three new iPhones and a breakthrough Apple Watch.

If you’re looking to stream the event live online, it will begin today (Wednesday, September 12) at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). The easiest way to watch is via the Apple website. Apple typically likes it when you use its things, but this year it will allow you to stream it on non-Apple browsers, too. It will also live-stream the event on Twitter for the first time.

According to Apple, the live stream is best experienced on the following:

An iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later

A Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later

A PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge

Streaming to Apple TV via AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS.

Users with recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required) may also be able to access the stream.

Fast Company’s tech team will be on hand in Cupertino, so be sure to check back for updates and analysis on all the announcements.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 03:14PM
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How to watch Apple's 2018 'Gather Round' iPhone and Apple Watch stream | VentureBeat
How to watch Apple’s 2018 ‘Gather Round’ iPhone and Apple Watch stream https://ift.tt/2QoNsBx

Apple’s annual September iPhone event is finally here. Titled “Gather Round,” it’s going to have some “big” announcements, most notably including the largest-screened Apple Watch and iPhone models to date — the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max. The event is being held at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern.

Following tradition, CEO Tim Cook will deliver a keynote speech, where he’ll be joined by Apple marketing and engineering executives. Video from the event will be streamed live online from this link, and Apple is also offering a stream of the event over Twitter.

Apart from the new iPhone and Apple Watch models, we’re expecting to hear about accessories including the AirPower wireless charging pad, and release dates for the finished versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Though we’re not expecting either iPad or Mac hardware releases at this event, Apple typically has at least some small surprises to share.

The livestream is available for users of recent versions of Safari, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, and Firefox browsers, as well as Apple TV/tvOS devices. On the web, Apple notes that MSE, H.264, and AAC are required for the stream, but the Twitter stream might be easier for some users to access.

We will be covering the event live with followups throughout the day. Follow all of our Gather Round event coverage here and on Twitter at @VentureBeat.
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Microsoft to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox - The Verge
Microsoft to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox https://ift.tt/2MnV6ZV Prospective https://ift.tt/2x7D5cE September 12, 2018 at 03:13PM

Microsoft is getting ready to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the Chrome or Firefox installers on the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

While the prompts can be turned off, they’re yet another example of Microsoft infesting Windows 10 with annoying ads and pop-ups. Some similar prompts already appear and attempt to push Chrome or Firefox users to use Edge, but this latest one steps up Microsoft’s war against Chrome even further. It’s not clear why Microsoft thinks it’s a good idea to include these irritating prompts, as all they’re likely to do is anger Windows 10 users rather than convince them to switch to Edge.

Microsoft has previously pushed notifications to Chrome users to tempt them to switch to Edge, used OneDrive ads in File Explorer, and preloads a variety of crapware apps in Windows 10. Microsoft tried a similar push to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for all email links, but the company reversed the change after a backlash. This prompt is more of an irritating one off when you first install another browser, but the feedback will be another test for Microsoft’s “Windows as a service” model that relies on testers to provide responses to the company’s ongoing changes.

https://ift.tt/2p3te2F The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2kBk5Om September 12, 2018 at 03:13PM
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Windows 10 Preview highlights its 'silent' storage assistant
Windows 10 Preview highlights its 'silent' storage assistant https://ift.tt/2NvrQ8j Prospective https://ift.tt/2MnTM9u September 12, 2018 at 02:48PM

Microsoft

Ahead of its Windows 10 October update, Microsoft is giving Insiders the jump on Storage Sense: a "silent assistant" that automatically frees up disk space by shifting older, unused, local files online.

The feature will also use OneDrive's files-on-demand to represent your documents as placeholders on your Windows 10 devices. Though it's sticking around, Disk Cleanup is being "deprecated" as Storage Sense boasts a "superset" of what it provides, according to Microsoft.

With RS5's public rollout inching closer, the rest of Preview Build 17758 is unsurprisingly lacklustre. There's the usual bug fixes and improvements (five in total) for issues plaguing Narrator, explorer.exe, nearby sharing, and text clipping. Plus, the build watermark at the lower right-hand corner of the desktop is no longer present in this build (though Microsoft insists this doesn't mean this is the final build).

This Preview has one known issue that impacts Narrator, causing it to occasionally not read in the Settings app when you navigate using Tab and arrow keys. But you can get around it by switching to Narrator Scan mode temporarily and then turning it off -- or you can just restart Narrator.

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Hurricane Florence is about to hit the East Coast—could technology one day protect us? - MIT Technology Review
Hurricane Florence is about to hit the East Coast—could technology one day protect us? https://ift.tt/2CUQvyG Prospective https://ift.tt/2OfvBeT September 12, 2018 at 02:40PM

The massive Atlantic storm could produce “life-threatening storm surges” and “catastrophic flash flooding," the National Hurricane Center has warned. 

If Hurricane Florence breaches the coast of the Carolinas and maintains its intensity, it could become the first Category Four storm to make landfall that far north. More than 1.5 million residents have been ordered to evacuate already.

On the heels of the most expensive hurricane season ever, the approaching storm raises the questions: What role is climate change playing – and could technology offset these growing dangers?

Is climate change to blame? It’s tricky to definitively attribute any single weather event to climate change, but scientists have long warned that shifting climatic conditions are making hurricanes and extreme weather events worse, as MIT Technology Review has previously explained.

If the world doesn’t cut carbon emissions, the risks of storms on the scale of Hurricane Harvey, which killed dozens and displaced thousands of people last year, will increase “by factors of 10 by the late 20th century and early 21st,” said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at MIT, drawing from his study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Can we stop them getting any worse? Slashing greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible could help stop the dangers from increasing further — but that is likely to take decades. That means much of the work to mitigate the damages will need to go into adaptation efforts, like improved hurricane forecasting, shoreline reinforcements, and disaster response.

Scientists have explored some potential technological means of weakening or preventing hurricanes, including floating wave-powered pumps that stir up and thus cool down ocean waters, and geoengineering techniques to brighten marine clouds to reflect away more heat. But research in these areas are at an early stage, they’re not particularly well funded, and secondary environmental effects aren’t well understood.

https://ift.tt/1XdUwhl New on MIT Technology Review https://ift.tt/2igcmmd September 12, 2018 at 02:40PM
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EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism
EU will fine social media sites for lingering extremism https://ift.tt/2QpD2BZ Prospective https://ift.tt/2p2SgQU September 12, 2018 at 02:30PM

Reuters

The EU has been threatening to take action against online platforms that fail to remove extremist content within an hour for the most part of the year -- and now we know what form its punishment will take. The likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube could be slapped with fines as high as 4 percent of annual turnover, revealed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

"One hour is the decisive time window the greatest damage takes place," Juncker said in his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament -- his words echoing the Commission's previous warning to tech firms to step up their actions in March.

The move follows Germany's hefty hate speech penalty (known as the Network Enforcement Act) that requires platforms to cough up around $58 million if they don't remove posts containing hate speech within 24 hours, or seven days for "complex cases". But that timeframe seems like a luxury compared to the new rules the EC is urging.

As part of the proposal, which still needs the thumbs up from EU countries and the European Parliament, platforms will have one hour to remove content flagged as advocating extremist offences, promoting extremist groups, or instructions on how to commit such acts.

In addition, the EC is pushing for more human oversight when it comes to content moderation and new tools to weed out abuse. These services will also be required to provide annual transparency reports on their efforts. Platforms will, however, have the right to challenge removal orders.

Of course, the biggest companies (Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Snap) are already working together on a shared industry hash database, where they can create "digital fingerprints" for terrorist content and share them with other participants. YouTube has also previously said that it removes 83 percent of "terrorist content" before its flagged. Whether smaller firms, which lack the manpower and revenue of their corporate counterparts, will fare as well remains to be seen.

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Global trade is broken. Here are five ways to rebuild it | World Economic Forum
Global trade is broken. Here are five ways to rebuild it https://ift.tt/2xcTeyz Prospective https://ift.tt/2N5Z26W September 12, 2018 at 02:21PM From forgetting past policies, to listening to the needs of the excluded, here’s how our leaders should address a global trade system under increasing stress. https://www.weforum.org World Economic Forum | Agenda | Fourth Industrial Revolution https://ift.tt/2OXqOzC September 12, 2018 at 02:21PM
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What our automated future means for workers in Southeast Asia | World Economic Forum
What our automated future means for workers in South-East Asia https://ift.tt/2Mnuf06 Prospective https://ift.tt/2N5YWMC September 12, 2018 at 02:21PM In Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, 21 million, 52.6 million, and 6.3 million people respectively will need to transition to new types of work. https://www.weforum.org World Economic Forum | Agenda | Fourth Industrial Revolution https://ift.tt/2OXqOzC September 12, 2018 at 02:21PM
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5 weeks ago
Apple leaks 40-44mm Apple Watches, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xr colors | VentureBeat
Apple leaks 40-44mm Apple Watches, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xr colors https://ift.tt/2QqDe3A

Just ahead of its Gather Round event today, Apple briefly updated its web site with a sitemap revealing a wide range of new products that are expected to be introduced today — including confirmations of multiple new product names and features. The sitemap was discovered by the blog AllThingsHow.

On the iPhone side, the sitemap appears to confirm the following devices and related products will debut today:

iPhone Xs

iPhone Xs Max

AppleCare for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone Xr, the 6.1-inch LCD-screened model, in black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue colors

AppleCare (with and without “theft and loss” options) for the iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus

The leak also includes references to the new Apple Watch model, as follows.

Apple Watch devices are listed in new 40mm and 44mm sizes, up from 38mm and 42mm before.

A wide variety of Sport Bands, Sport Loops, Modern Buckles, Hermés bands, and Milanese Loops are listed, now including gold Milanese bands for the first time.

AppleCare for “Apple Watch Series 4.”

This story is being updated; please refresh for additional details.
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▶️ Semaine européenne du recyclage des piles: Près de 600 tonnes collectées depuis 2006
Semaine européenne du recyclage des piles: Près de 600 tonnes ...

Semaine européenne du recyclage des piles: Près de 600 tonnes ...  Zinfos974 (Satire) (Communiqué de presse) (Blog)Full coverage

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Dogecoin's price is soaring while the rest of crypto crumbles — Quartz
The strongest cryptocurrency right now is a total joke https://ift.tt/2x719x5 Prospective https://ift.tt/2N6w86H September 12, 2018 at 02:12PM

As crypto crumbles, Dogecoin rises.

Over the past there months, Dogecoin—a cryptocurrency created in 2013 as a joke—has roughly doubled in value. The digital token, which its own creator still dismisses as ridiculous, inexplicably claims a $740 million market cap and an average daily trading volume worth millions of dollars. In recent weeks the bottom has fallen out in the markets for bitcoin, ether, and other crypto assets; ether has fallen by around 70% over the past three months against the dollar.

Dogecoin gets its name from the quizzical Shiba Inu dog that launched a thousand memes. According to CoinMarketCap, it primarily trades against the US dollar Tether on two exchanges, ZB.com (based in China) and Gate.io (which appears to be based in the Cayman Islands). Although Dogecoin is the 17th-largest cryptocurrency by market value, its originator—Jackson Palmer, a product manager at Adobe—is far from impressed.

Despite its jokey origins, crypto hobbyists have found whizzy technical ways to connect Dogecoin to Ethereum, using the coin to experiment with the interoperability of crypto assets more broadly. Palmer says, however, that this “provides no usefulness or cost efficiency” versus other ways to exchange digital assets across blockchains. “I find it kind of disappointing that good developers are spending time/energy building and reviewing these insanely complicated crypto Rube Goldberg machines when nobody is using Dapps [decentralized applications] and commerce adoption of cryptocurrency continues to decrease,” he tweeted recently.

He may be right, but never underestimate the market for cute dogs, in the real world or on the blockchain.

https://qz.com Quartz http://qz.com/feed/ September 12, 2018 at 02:12PM
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FDA and USDA will meet to debate the future of lab-grown meat
FDA and USDA will meet to debate the future of lab-grown meat https://ift.tt/2xb2bHy Prospective https://ift.tt/2NCMYcv September 12, 2018 at 02:12PM

PixaBay

It's inevitable that lab-grown meat will play some kind of role in the future of food supply, but at this stage, it's unclear how much of a role, or what its regulatory frameworks will look like. This is why the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting a joint public meeting on the issue, to address public concerns about cell-cultured meat products and to examine how they will fit into existing food systems.

Taking place on October 23rd – 24th, the meeting will discuss potential hazards, production, regulation and labelling, the latter of which is particularly contentious at the moment. If it's decided that lab-grown meat will be called meat, it'll be regulated by the USDA. If it's not allowed to be called meat, it'll be looked after by the FDA. This particular dilemma hit the headlines in August when lawmakers in Missouri ruled that such products cannot be called meat within the state (with violators facing large fines and imprisonment).

Other states are yet to enact their own legislation, although the FDA/USDA meeting may well help to create a more coherent, nationwide rulebook. Industry representatives and consumer groups are invited to participate in the meeting, although anyone who wishes to submit comments about the issue can do so up until November 26, via the regulations.gov site.

http://www.engadget.com Engadget https://ift.tt/1aOKVWi September 12, 2018 at 02:12PM
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How to sign up for Verizon 5G home internet service for free
How to sign up for Verizon’s 5G home internet service https://ift.tt/2x9ka1c Prospective https://ift.tt/2NzTmS6 September 12, 2018 at 02:08PM

If you live in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, or Sacramento, you may be able to try Verizon’s “5G” home internet service for free. The carrier says it will start offering the service in “certain neighborhoods” within those cities starting October 1, and will provide the first three months at no charge.

To see if you’re eligible: Head to Verizon’s “First on 5G” website and sign up.

After the free period ends, the service will cost $50 per month for Verizon Wireless subscribers or $70 per month for non-subscribers. Verizon is also throwing in three free months of YouTube TV (regularly $40 per month), plus a free Apple TV 4K or Chromecast. The carrier says to expect typical speeds of around 300 Mbps with no data caps.

Not to be confused with mobile 5G, which won’t launch until next year, the service Verizon is launching next month is meant to replace cable, DSL, or fiber-optic home internet service, and will reach homes through wireless base stations that connect to a fiber network. The approach is similar to what some startups such as Starry have been doing for the past couple years, albeit with proprietary technology that Verizon is using to justify the 5G marketing lingo.

Once a standardized version of 5G arrives, Verizon says it will upgrade its early customers for free and start expanding the service to more places.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 02:08PM
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The new Apple Watches will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes
The new Apple Watches will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes https://ift.tt/2x8K9Wv Prospective https://ift.tt/2NAPNuF September 12, 2018 at 02:08PM

Again, that’s according to a leak by Apple on its very own website. Earlier today the company hosted a product sitemap XML file on Apple.com with the names of accessories for the new iPhones, revealing the new iPhone names, and now another XML file has revealed the sizes of the new Apple Watches, which are to be unveiled in just a few hours’ time.

The new Apple Watches, according to the XML leak (and found by ATH), will come in 40mm and 44mm sizes. That’s up from the current 38mm and 42mm sizes. The XML file also revealed GPS and GPS + Cellular configurations for each model and that each model will come in silver, space gray, and gold. The 40mm size will also come in Nike and Hermès options. Apple’s annual event is set to kick off in just a few hours–by which time Apple may have leaked its entire upcoming lineup of products.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 02:08PM
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Ranking of the top US women start-up founders and entrepreneurs — Quartz at Work
The Founders Index: A rising generation of female entrepreneurs in the US https://ift.tt/2Odu6OD Prospective https://ift.tt/2x8JR1R September 12, 2018 at 02:05PM

How We’ll Win is a year-long exploration of the fight for gender equality.

Photo illustration by Quartz, photos via AP and Reuters

(From left) Brandless co-founder Tina Sharkey, Zola co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma and Claroty co-founder Galina Antova

The Founders Index: A rising generation of female entrepreneurs in the US

Silicon Valley is changing. Women are leading the way. The last few years have seen more women than ever start companies and join the top echelon of venture capital firms. That includes people like Katrina Lake who took her startup Stitch Fix to a $1.6 billion initial public offering in 2017. And investors like Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures, who is leading her own venture capital firm while championing other women rising up the ranks of Silicon Valley.

As part of How We’ll Win, Quartz worked with data from private equity research firm Pitchbook to develop a unique dataset that identifies more than 200 rising stars among the venture-backed companies led by female founders in the US. To choose among thousands occupying one of the most dynamic segments of the US economy, the index weights company valuation, growth rate, and fundraising. None of those guarantee startup success, but the index offers a snapshot of a rising generation of female founders. 

The index uses the following criteria for inclusion: startup valuations of $50 million or higher, or venture capital fundraising of $5 million or more, or a company valuation growth rate of 1x time or more over the previous fundraising round. Only startups founded during or after 2013 are included. All data were drawn from Pitchbook. (Data as of 7/27/2018)

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The new iPhones will be called the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
The new iPhones will be called the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR https://ift.tt/2MmvexD Prospective https://ift.tt/2x3LHSz September 12, 2018 at 01:38PM

And that comes directly from a leak on Apple’s very own website. Blog ATH found a product sitemap XML file hosted on Apple.com with the names of accessories for the new iPhones, which will be announced later today. The XML file listed cases for the new “iPhone XS” and “iPhone XS Max,” confirming the names that had previously been rumored. The Verge also found reference to an “iPhone XR,” which is presumably the new 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple is expected to announce today.

Apple’s iPhone event will start in just a few hours, at which time the names will be confirmed publicly. Until then, let’s all mourn the death of the “Plus” naming convention for Apple’s biggest iPhone and speculate what the “R” could stand for in the new iPhone XR.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 01:38PM
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Tesla's wireless charger is back (and it's cheaper)
Tesla's wireless charger is back (and it's cheaper) https://ift.tt/2NaqW1p Prospective https://ift.tt/2CNxH4x September 12, 2018 at 01:36PM

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If you missed out on getting Tesla's wireless phone charger when it was first released, you may want to head over to the company's website ASAP. The automaker has relisted the device for sale, and it even costs $16 less than before. From $65, the Qi-certified charger will now set you back $49 -- still more expensive than alternatives with similar specs, but a lot of Tesla fans probably wouldn't mind paying that much. The wireless device comes in a glossy case and has a 6000mAh battery that can charge at 5W.

Simply set a Qi-enabled phone on top of the device to start charging. You can also use it as a regular portable charger using its USB-A port or its integrated USB-C cable, though. According to The Verge, Tesla sent out emails to customers who purchased the charger when it was first released, telling them that they'll receive a $16 refund to make up for the price difference. The company explained that it's now able to sell the wireless charger at a lower price, because it's now manufacturing it in bigger quantities. You can now buy the glossy gadget from Tesla's website, but you'll have to wait three to four weeks to get it because a bunch of other people want one, too.

http://www.engadget.com Engadget https://ift.tt/1aOKVWi September 12, 2018 at 01:36PM
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Bank jobs in Europe have fallen to a 20-year low — Quartz
Banks in Europe have cut jobs to the lowest in at least 20 years https://ift.tt/2Qo4KPe Prospective https://ift.tt/2CZJA7N September 12, 2018 at 01:22PM

European banks are cutting headcount across the continent, as branches close and customers handle more of their financial needs online. This presents an opportunity for leaner digital-focused startups, but also raises concerns for people with less access to, or familiarity with, internet banking.

Technology is transforming the financial industry. More than half of EU residents used internet banking in 2017, compared with 29% in 2008, according to the European Banking Federation.

This has had a substantial impact on the livelihoods of people who work in the banking industry. The number of people in the EU employed by banks has fallen to the lowest level since at least 1997, the year the European Central Bank’s data begins. Bank employment fell by 70,000 last year, to about 2.7 million.

Bank branches are also closing. More than 5,800 were shut down last year, bringing the total number still open to around 183,000. More than 18,000 branches have closed in Spain since 2007, the most in the EU, following by 8,769 for Germany, and 5,800 for Italy.

Germany’s financial sector still stands out as the most bloated in the EU, however, with more than 600,000 workers (nearly double that of the UK). However the complex, three-tier system of private banks, public savings banks, and credit unions is showing signs of downsizing more quickly than in other EU countries.

The shift to electronic payments and internet banking is an opportunity for financial startups that don’t have the money or interest required to run storefront locations. However, a concern for regulators is how to maintain financial services for people who still rely on cash or have limited access to the internet. Financial industry jobs are also an important driver for the economy; if employment in the sector continues to decline, this too will be a growing concern for policymakers as well as regular people, whatever their feelings towards bankers.

https://qz.com Quartz http://qz.com/feed/ September 12, 2018 at 01:22PM
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EU Copyright Directive vote: - The Verge
EU approves controversial internet copyright law, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ https://ift.tt/2QkBwkB Prospective https://ift.tt/2CNYiyj September 12, 2018 at 01:19PM

The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age. In a session this morning, MEPs approved amended versions of the directive’s most controversial provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed by critics as the “link tax” and “upload filter.”

Article 11 is intended to give publishers and newspapers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, while Article 13 requires platforms like YouTube and Facebook to scan uploaded content to stop the unlicensed sharing of copyrighted material. Critics say these two provisions pose a dire threat to the free flow of information online, and will be open to abuse by copyright trolls and censors.

Defenders of the Copyright Directive and its controversial clauses say this is an unfair characterization. They point to existing laws and newly-introduced amendments that will block the worst excesses of this legislation (like, for example, a law that excuses parodies and memes from copyright claims). They say that the campaign against the directive has been funded by US tech giants eager to retain their control over the web’s platforms.

In remarks following the vote in Parliament this morning, MEP Axel Voss, who has led the charge on introducing Articles 11 and 13 thanked his fellow politicians “for the job we have done together.” “This is a good sign for the creative industries in Europe,” said Voss.

Opposing MEPs like Julia Reda of the Pirate Party described the outcome as “catastrophic.”

It’s important to note that this is far from the end of the story for the Copyright Directive and its impact on the web. The legislation approved today still faces a final vote in the European Parliament in January (where it’s possible, though very unlikely, it will be rejected). After that, individual EU member states will still get to choose how to put the directive in law. In other words, each country will be able to interpret the directive as they see fit.

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https://ift.tt/2p3te2F The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2kBk5Om September 12, 2018 at 01:19PM
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Apple website leak reveals iPhone XS, XS Max and Xr models
Apple website leak reveals iPhone XS, XS Max and Xr models https://ift.tt/2N5Q1uC Prospective https://ift.tt/2OaRNH3 September 12, 2018 at 01:12PM

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Because it's always right up to the margin, another leak has revealed Apple's new iPhone lineup hours ahead of the big official reveal. Unfortunately for the company, the information has come from its own website. Allthings.now first spotted the phones on Apple's site own XML files, and The Verge subsequently managed to unpick references to another model name, the iPhone Xr, inside the AppleCare section. The company has since pulled down the files, but Allthings.now held onto its copy of the XML.

Unfortunately for Apple, it will take a little more wind out of its sails. Leaks in the last few weeks have included images of two differently-sized iPhones over at 9to5Mac, while an all-screen updated Apple Watch is also expected to make its debut at today's big iPhone event.

This data also adds more credence to the idea of three new smartphones this time around. Will the iPhone Xr be the cheaper LCD-screened model? The new premium? A new small phone? Given that the iPhone Xr is apparently linked to AppleCare details for the iPhone 8 and older models, it's likely to be the cheaper option. There were also no case options for the iPhone Xr. Allthings also spotted references to 40mm and 44mm sizes for the incoming Apple watch, too. We're still waiting to see exactly what Apple will pack into these new devices, even if we know what they're all called.

Follow all the latest news from Apple's 2018 iPhone event here!

http://www.engadget.com Engadget https://ift.tt/1aOKVWi September 12, 2018 at 01:12PM
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The largest social networks in the world would be huge countries — Quartz
Social networks make the world’s largest nations seem small https://ift.tt/2N5uGRL Prospective https://ift.tt/2OdagTz September 12, 2018 at 01:08PM

In the latest profile of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos mentions an astonishing statistic: 2.2 billion people—”a third of humanity,” Osnos wrote—use Facebook at least once a month. If Facebook were a country, it’d be the largest in the world.

How do other popular social media sites compare to countries’ populations? Like Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube have monthly user-bases larger than the world’s two largest countries, China and India. Facebook’s Messenger app has a monthly user-base roughly equivalent to those two countries’ populations. And chat app WeChat (or Weixin, in Chinese) pulls in the equivalent of 76% of China’s population. (WeChat has become integral to many Chinese people’s lives.)

These numbers are a testament to the power of social media. Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter replica), QZone (China’s equivalent of Facebook), and Chinese messaging app QQ each attract more monthly users than there are people who live in the United States, the world’s third-largest country by population. It’s also a testament to the power of the social media companies themsleves; Facebook owns three of the world’s largest platforms (Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram), and Chinese company Tencent owns QQ, QZone, and WeChat.

Of the major social networking sites, only Pinterest and Snapchat had fewer users than the US had people, but they’d still both rank in the top 10 largest countries in the world.

Even massive countries around the world struggle to govern themselves, so perhaps it’s no surprise that companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to moderate the use (and abuse) of its platforms.

https://qz.com Quartz http://qz.com/feed/ September 12, 2018 at 01:08PM
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Outdoor Voices fans are getting the high-impact bras and leggings they
Outdoor Voices fans are getting the high-impact bras and leggings they asked for https://ift.tt/2N7947v Prospective https://ift.tt/2Ojr7Uw September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

[Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Voices]

Today, the cult activewear brand Outdoor Voices launches women’s leggings and bras engineered for high-impact activities. Every aspect of the garments–from the cool hand-feel of the fabric to the thick waistband–came from the brand’s intimate conversations with customers. OV poured over these insights, then spent months refining new fabrics and cuts for this collection.

“We’ve always strived to be a customer-led brand,” says founder and CEO Ty Haney. “As we get bigger, we have to get more creative about engaging with our customers, but we’re always turning to them for feedback.”

[Photo: courtesy of Outdoor Voices]OV fans are a loyal bunch. Earlier this year, they rushed to the brand’s defense when a competitor created activewear that seemed to rip off OV’s iconic colorblocking aesthetic. Haney has worked hard to cultivate this devoted following. She regularly talks with customers on Instagram, which is how she discovered, back in 2017, that there was a desire for high-impact gear. “Many found it very hard to find a bra that was comfortable, supportive, and also attractive,” Haney says. “High performance doesn’t have to equate with ugly.”

The OV team developed a proprietary new fabric that provides compression, while still maintaining the comfortable, relaxed feel that the brand is known for. The leggings went through 12 iterations before this final product was born, and tested each piece through activities like spin classes and boot camps. The new collection features colorblock patterns, but also fun polka dots.

This rounds out the brand’s assortment of products, which have specialized on low-impact gear until now. Haney founded OV six years ago to provide an alternative to the competitive approach brands like Nike and Adidas adopt. She encouraged her customers to think of their everyday pursuits–like walking the dog, or taking a gentle hike with friends–as part of an active lifestyle. This approach has worked, transforming the startup into a major player on the marketplace, with eight stores (and five more coming) and $64 million in VC funding to keep growing.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM
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Apple iPhone event 2018: start time, live stream, and live blog - The Verge
Apple iPhone event 2018: start time, live stream, and live blog https://ift.tt/2Nan4NV Prospective https://ift.tt/2x5QbY4 September 12, 2018 at 01:11PM

iPhones! Apple Watches! More Apple announcements! We’re just hours away from Apple’s big fall hardware event where the company is expected to show off the phones, smartwatches, accessories, and software updates for its suite of products.

As always, the spotlight will almost certainly be on the rumored iPhone XS and XS Max, which are updates to last year’s flagship iPhone X. There’s also rumored to be a new 6.1-inch LCD model that could bring the bezel-less notch display down to a cheaper price point.

The Apple Watch is also expected to get a big update with the Series 4 model said to offer the first redesign in years, with a slimmer design and a larger screen.

And given that it’s Apple, anything (maybe even “one more thing”) could happen on stage. As always, The Verge will be on the ground at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino to bring you all the latest news as it happens. Here’s how you can follow along:

Where to watch:

Starting time: San Francisco: 10AM / New York: 1PM / London: 6PM / Berlin: 7PM / Moscow: 8PM / Delhi: 10:30PM / Beijing: 1AM (September 13th) / Tokyo: 2AM (September 13th) / Sydney: 3AM (September 13th).

Live blog: Tune in to The Verge live blog for up-to-the-second updates, commentary, and pictures directly from the venue, or follow below.

Keynote live stream: Apple’s live stream is available on its website and Twitter for streaming on desktop. It’s also available through the Apple Events app on the Apple TV.

Live tweeting: Follow @verge on Twitter for the latest headlines and details as they emerge.

Live updates: Today’s @verge Instagram Story will have live video updates from our team on the ground at Apple Park.

https://ift.tt/1jLudMg The Verge https://ift.tt/13NWxou September 12, 2018 at 01:11PM
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Another pharma CEO raised the price of an essential medicine by 400%
Another pharma CEO raised the price of an essential medicine by 400% https://ift.tt/2Odas5j Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

Nirmal Mulye, the CEO of a small Missouri-based drug company called Nostrum Laboratories, has raised the price of his drug, nitrofurantoin, from $474.75 to $2,392 per bottle last month, reports the Financial Times. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections and is classified by the World Health Organization as an essential medicine due to its importance. So the thing you want to do is make the drug as pricey as possible, obviously.

Shkreli, Jr.–er, Mulye–defended his  price gouging by saying he has a “moral requirement to make money when you can.” Mulye then went on to try to rationalize his greed at the cost of others’ suffering by saying his price gouging is no different than Apple charging more for iPhones and automakers charging more for cars. Of course, those products aren’t designed to save lives–not that the argument matters. After all, Mulye has morality on his side.

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Amazon is packing its search results with sponsored ads
Amazon is packing its search results with sponsored ads https://ift.tt/2N7Nxf5 Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

If you do a search for almost anything on Amazon, the first few results you are likely to see now are sponsored ads which are paid for by companies to show when Amazon’s customers search for certain terms, reports Recode. It’s only when customers scroll a little down the search results page that they see the organic search results. And the spending on these sponsored ads increased by 165% in the second quarter of 2018 compared to a year earlier.

So why are companies spending more and more on Amazon sponsored ads? Because, as with Google searches, most users won’t go beyond the first page of product search results on Amazon. In order to guarantee your products show up on that page (and at the top, no less) brand will shell out the big bucks. And that works great for Amazon, who makes money not just selling the ads, but from selling the product itself. The increased presence of ads on search results pages could also help smaller brands–if they’ve got the cash, they can buy ads to get their products seen instead of having them show organically on that ninth page of search results no one navigates too.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM
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One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem | Aeon Ideas
One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem https://ift.tt/2MkXDUx Prospective https://ift.tt/2N9XloY September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, despite all the opiates we take: when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter – t...

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https://aeon.co Aeon https://ift.tt/2oyO8tT September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM
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Does Locke's entanglement with slavery undermine his philosophy? | Aeon Essays
Slavery-entangled philosophy https://ift.tt/2x5ObzQ Prospective https://ift.tt/2N794Ex September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM

John Locke took part in administering the slave-owning colonies. Does that make him, and liberalism itself, hypocritical?

By Holly Brewer

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https://aeon.co Aeon https://ift.tt/2oyO8tT September 12, 2018 at 01:04PM
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The US suspects Russian microwaves for embassy injuries in Cuba and China — Quartz
The US now suspects Russian microwaves caused diplomats’ brain injuries https://ift.tt/2MmzDAH Prospective https://ift.tt/2x6UnHF September 12, 2018 at 01:29PM

US diplomats and spies who suffered mysterious brain injuries in Cuba and China have seen many explanations for their problems: Sound weapons. Mass psychosis. Cicadas. Ultrasonic microphones.

And now, according to recent reports, microwave weapons operated by Russian agents.

In 2o16, US embassy workers in Cuba reported hearing chirping sounds before suffering headaches, memory and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping. Physicians documented brain injuries in the victims, though these results have been questioned by other researchers. Similar symptoms were experienced by an embassy worker in Guangzhou, China, this year.

The New York Times reported on Sept. 1 that some physicians examining the diplomats, along with some government scientists, believe the injuries could have been caused by an attack with microwave energy. Under certain conditions, humans exposed to microwave energy report hearing audible sounds and suffering symptoms consistent with those reported by the diplomats.

At least one researcher isn’t convinced: University of Pennsylvania professor Kenneth Foster criticized the theory, writing that microwave energy sufficient to damage the human brain “would have to be so intense they would actually burn the subject.” He argued in favor of another theory proposed by a University of Michigan researcher, who was able to replicate sounds reportedly recorded by the victims, using interference generated between ultrasonic transmitters.

Such interference might be caused by electronic surveillance from outside an embassy interacting with jamming devices inside.

Today, NBC reported that officials suspect Russian agents are behind the incidents, though they are unable to confirm how or why. Government researchers are reportedly experimenting to determine if a microwave transmitter could have been used to induce the reactions alone or in combination with some other technology.

Russia competes with the US for influence in Cuba, and has been a major beneficiary of president Donald Trump’s skeptical policy toward Havana. The health problems at the embassy are often cited by opponents of normalizing relations as evidence of Cuba’s bad faith.

https://qz.com Technology – Quartz https://ift.tt/2yUkdNv September 12, 2018 at 01:29PM
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Into the French Tech : la face humaine des startuppers | Viuz
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Apple leaks iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names on its own website - The Verge
Apple leaks iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names on its own website https://ift.tt/2CPlL2m Prospective https://ift.tt/2Mnf6Mi September 12, 2018 at 12:44PM

A last minute leak has seemingly confirmed the iPhone XS, XS Max, and Xr naming convention for Apple’s newest phones. The names, first spotted by ATH, are found in a product sitemap XML file hosted on Apple.com, and are associated with items that will be available to purchase including AppleCare support and phone cases. Today’s leak would seemingly put the names “iPhone XS Plus” and “iPhone Xc” out of contention. The file has been pulled, but not before we grabbed a few screenshots.

Although rare, Apple has been known to leak crucial device details ahead of its secretive launch events. Last week, Guilherme Rambo discovered marketing images for the new iPhones and full-screen Apple Watch in the recap section of Apple’s special event website. And in 2016, Apple’s brand new Twitter account leaked the iPhone 7.

https://ift.tt/2p3te2F The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2kBk5Om September 12, 2018 at 12:44PM
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Amazon will sell fresh, live Christmas trees this holiday season
Amazon will sell fresh, live Christmas trees this holiday season https://ift.tt/2CKP31O Prospective https://ift.tt/2pRf0C5 September 12, 2018 at 12:33PM

The e-commerce giant will sell live Christmas trees up to seven feet tall and ship them to a customer’s home within 10 days of the tree being cut down, reports the AP. Amazon is even giving customers an option of what kind of tree they want: Douglas firs, Fraser firs, or Norfolk Island pines. A seven-foot Fraser fir is expected to cost around $115–and yep, Prime members get free shipping. Sales of the trees will begin in November. This isn’t the first year Amazon is going to sell Christmas trees: Last year the company sold trees up to three feet tall. But this year Amazon is betting more customers will buy the full-size thing.

https://ift.tt/1cEtZb6 Co.Labs https://ift.tt/2rWU1TQ September 12, 2018 at 12:33PM
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Low Consumer “Literacy” of Healthcare System Estimated to Cost $4.8B Annually, Accenture Report Finds | Accenture Newsroom
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Sysdig raises $68.5 million to boost security and performance for containers and cloud-native apps | VentureBeat
Sysdig raises $68.5 million to boost security and performance for containers and cloud-native apps https://ift.tt/2x35aBK

San Francisco-based Sysdig announced today that it has raised $68.5 million in venture capital as the company rides a wave that is changing the way applications are built for the internet.

The funding round was led by Insight Venture Partners, and also included Bain Capital Ventures and Accel. Sysdig has now raised a total of $121.5 million. Sysdig says it will use the money to expand its products and services that target the growing adoption of cloud-native computing development.

“Enterprises are adopting cloud-native technology for its speed of development, multi-cloud scaling capabilities, and lower total cost of ownership,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO at Sysdig, in a statement. “But, they are hitting roadblocks with old school security and monitoring products. To be successful, these organizations need new solutions that are cloud-native.”

In recent years, developers have begun embracing a method of writing applications for cloud-based services using containers. Rather than writing one massive piece of software, features and services are broken up into self-contained units that can function on their own. The goal is make it easier to move features across different clouds, and to keep overall performance more stable.

Read more: How Kubernetes and microservices have fueled a developers’ movement to make the web faster, stable, and more open

But adopting this philosophy has also meant that new software and services must be created that are optimized for the same environment. Launched in 2013, Sysdig offers a platform to monitor containers’ performance and security. The system works with such critical cloud-native services as Kubernetes and Docker.

In the press release, the company noted that downloads of one of its main services has tripled over the past year, just one example of the explosive interest in this new developer movement. Sysdig also said it opened a second headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, last month, and plans to continue expanding other offices in Belgrade and London.
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Face à face : Benoit Paire chez les mousquetaires, est-ce justifié ?
Face à face : Benoît Paire chez les Mousquetaires, est-ce justifié ?

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Apple iPhone event: How to watch today's iPhone XS unveiling — Quartz
How to watch today’s Apple event https://ift.tt/2MmrLPF Prospective https://ift.tt/2p0t6Ch September 12, 2018 at 12:25PM

Apple’s biggest event of the year is here.

The company is expected to reveal a new line of iPhones from its Cupertino, California headquarters. Rumors and leaks have suggested Apple will announce three new phones—the iPhone XS, which is a refresh of last year’s iPhone X; a larger version called the XS Plus; and a smaller and (slightly) more affordable model that’s supposed to come in a range of colors.

There will also likely be updates to the Mac line, the Apple Watch, the iPad, Apple TV, and perhaps a few surprises.

Here’s how to watch the event live:

The event is scheduled to begin at 10am US Pacific time, 1pm Eastern time, 5pm London time, and 1am Hong Kong time.

Apple will stream the event at this link.

The details: Apple’s live stream is best viewed on its Safari browser on iOS devices running iOS 10 or later, or Macs running macOS Sierra 10.12 or later. The event will also be streamed to second- and third-generation Apple TV devices, running the latest software. To watch on a PC, users will need to use the Microsoft Edge browser from a machine running Windows 10. Apple says the stream should also work on recent versions of Chrome and Firefox.

Fair warning: The stream isn’t always reliable.

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(Reuters) — The European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday proposed fining Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour.

Brussels gave internet firms three months in March to show they were acting faster to take down radical posts, but EU regulators say too little is being done without legislation forcing them to do so.

If authorities flag it, the European Commission wants content inciting or advocating extremist offences, promoting extremist groups, or showing how to commit such acts to be removed from the web within a hour.

“One hour is the decisive time window the greatest damage takes place,” Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament.

In a proposal that will need backing from EU countries and the European Parliament, internet platforms will also be required to take proactive measures, such as developing new tools to weed out abuse and human oversight of content.

Service providers will have to provide annual transparency reports to show their efforts in tackling abuse.

Providers systematically failing to remove extremist content could face hefty fines of up to 4 percent of annual global turnover. Content providers will though have the right to challenge removal orders.

“We need strong and targeted tools to win this online battle,” Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said of the new rules.

In turn, the draft rules will demand the EU’s 28 national governments put in place the capacity to identify extremist content online, sanctions and an appeals procedure.

The industry has also been working since December 2015 in a voluntary partnership to stop the misuse of the internet by international extremist groups, later creating a “database of hashes” to better detect extremist content.

The Commission will retain a voluntary code of conduct on hate speech with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube in 2016. Other companies have since announced plans to join it.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop, Daphne Psaledakis and Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)
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Onze ans et plus d’un milliard de smartphones vendus après la sortie de son premier iPhone en 2007, la firme à la pomme présentera très probablement aujourd’hui ses nouveaux modèles. Selon les informations qui circulent, ces modèles pourraient s’appeler iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max (ou Plus) et iPhone XC.
Comme le montre le graphique ci-dessous le premier iPhone – lancé en juin 2007 aux États-Unis – était plutôt cher à 499 dollars pour 4 Go de mémoire. Puis les tarifs ont progressivement baissé avant de repartir à la hausse à partir de l’iPhone 4S et surtout à partir du modèle 6S.

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