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Why Apple's HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon's Echo
Apple unveiled the HomePod, its first smart speaker to take on market-leading Amazon's Echo lineup of speakers, in June this year. Despite being three years late to the party, the HomePod has l...
msmash 2017-11-21 20:50:00
Microsoft Offering Free Windows 10 Development Environment VM for a Limited Time
An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft is providing a free virtual machine that comes preloaded with Windows 10 Enterprise, Visual Studio 2017, and various utilities in order to promote the...
msmash 2017-11-21 20:10:00
FCC Announces Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality
FCC on Tuesday said it plans to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block access to some websites. From a repo...
msmash 2017-11-21 19:11:00
Iranian 'Game of Thrones' Hacker Demanded $6 Million Bitcoin Ransom From HBO, Feds Say
Anonymous readers share a report: The Department of Justice on Tuesday charged an Iranian national with allegedly hacking into HBO, dumping a selection stolen files, and attempting to extort the co...
msmash 2017-11-21 18:40:00
Hitler Quote Controversy In the BSD Community
New submitter Seven Spirals writes: Recently, the FreeBSD folks have removed Fortune with a fairly predictable far right 4chan condemnation. Then last weekend saw a lively debate on NetBSD's cu...
msmash 2017-11-21 18:00:00
Apple's New iPhone Built With Illegal Overtime Teen Labor
Apple's main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X in an effort to catch up with demand after facing production delays, the...
msmash 2017-11-21 17:30:00
To Save Net Neutrality, We Must Build Our Own Internet
In light of reports that FCC plans to announce a full repeal of net neutrality protections later this week, Jason Koebler, editor-in-chief of Motherboard, suggests that it is time we cut our relian...
msmash 2017-11-21 16:50:00
Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China
Skype, Microsoft's Internet phone call and messaging service, has been unavailable for download from a number of app stores in China, including Apple's, for almost a month (Editor's not...
msmash 2017-11-21 16:00:00
Intel: We've Found Severe Bugs in Secretive Management Engine, Affecting Millions
Liam Tung, writing for ZDNet: Thanks to an investigation by third-party researchers into Intel's hidden firmware in certain chips, Intel decided to audit its firmware and on Monday confirmed it...
msmash 2017-11-21 15:20:00
Flat Earther Plans To Launch Homemade Manned Rocket
walterbyrd shares an Associated Press report: Self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who's spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocke...
msmash 2017-11-21 14:40:00
Google Collects Android Users' Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled
Google has been collecting Android phones' locations even when location services are turned off, and even when there is no carrier SIM card installed on the device, an investigation has found....
msmash 2017-11-21 13:55:00
Trump Administration Tightens Scrutiny of Skilled Worker Visa Applicants
wyattstorch516 writes: The Trump administration is tightening the scrutiny on the H-1B visa program (Warning: paywalled; alternative source). Changes would undo actions by the Obama administration....
BeauHD 2017-11-21 13:00:00
Google Cloud Platform Cuts the Price of GPUs By Up To 36 Percent
In a blog post, Google's Product Manager, Chris Kleban, announced that the company is cutting the price of using Nvidia's Tesla GPUs through its Compute Engine by up to 36 percent. The olde...
BeauHD 2017-11-21 10:00:00
Study of Recent Interstellar Asteroid Reveals Bizarre Shape
JoeRobe writes: A few weeks ago an interstellar asteroid, now named "Oumuamua," was discovered passing through our solar system. Being the first interstellar asteroid to ever be observed,...
BeauHD 2017-11-21 07:00:00
Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The idea of websites tracking users isn't new, but research from Princeton University released last week indicates that online tracking is...
BeauHD 2017-11-21 03:30:00