This North Korean Arcade Propaganda, My Goodness

This North Korean Arcade Propaganda, My Goodness If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This North Korean Arcade Propaganda, My Goodness

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Wait For It…

Wait For It… I’m not saying you should do this…. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Wait For It…

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Amazon Opens Alexa's Deep Learning and Voice Recognition Smarts to Chatbot Developers

Amazon Opens Alexa's Deep Learning and Voice Recognition Smarts to Chatbot Developers Amazon on Wednesday made the AI and voice-recognition software that powers the company’s Alexa virtual assistant available to all its cloud-computing customers. Called Amazon Lex, the service will allow developers to make chat bot applications using Alexa’s voice recognition technology and leverage the […]

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MasterCard Shopping Chatbots Now Taking Orders on Facebook Messenger

MasterCard Shopping Chatbots Now Taking Orders on Facebook Messenger MasterCard added its digital wallet Masterpass to Facebook Messenger this week, enabling consumers to place online orders via the chat platform with just a few clicks. The rollout is still in the initial stages but the payment system is already available for some food merchants, including […]

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Bose Wireless Headphones Spy on Listeners, Lawsuit Alleges

Bose Wireless Headphones Spy on Listeners, Lawsuit Alleges Bose has been hit by a lawsuit that accuses the company of spying on its wireless headphone customers through its Bose Connect mobile app and violating consumer privacy rights (via Reuters). The complaint was filed on Tuesday in a Chicago federal court by Kyle Zak, who is […]

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Google Could Include Ad-Blocker in Future Versions of Chrome Browser

Google Could Include Ad-Blocker in Future Versions of Chrome Browser Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in both the mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome web browser, according to sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. The feature could be turned on by default within Chrome and would be designed to […]

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Google's Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing

Google's Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing It’s not just you, online ads are getting worse. Auto-play video has become a standard, pop-ups are back in a big way and those inline ads seem accidentally clickier all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware […]

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The White House Is Considering Killing Its Online Petition Site and It Really Doesn't Matter

The White House Is Considering Killing Its Online Petition Site and It Really Doesn't Matter Following last week’s decision to end the Obama-era practice of releasing White House visitor logs to the public, the Trump administration is now saying that the petition site “We the People” could be the next thing to go. This is […]

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Apple Buys Rights to 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Documentary

Apple Buys Rights to 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives' Documentary Apple purchased the rights to the documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” reports Billboard. The documentary will premiere tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The film was directed by Chris Perkel and […]

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Apple Pledges to End Mining and Use 100% Recycled Materials for Products

Apple Pledges to End Mining and Use 100% Recycled Materials for Products Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has released its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report [PDF] with a lofty new goal: ending mining. Apple says the company is working on a “closed-loop supply chain” that would allow it to stop mining the earth for rare […]

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New Drone Footage Shows Nearly Complete Apple Park Campus at Night

New Drone Footage Shows Nearly Complete Apple Park Campus at Night Apple Park, Apple’s second campus in Cupertino, California, is set to have its grand opening this month, and ahead of its official debut, last minute construction and landscaping is continuing on at a rapid pace. As part of a mid-month update, drone pilot Duncan […]

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Western Digital unveils its first portable SSD

Western Digital unveils its first portable SSD Western Digital only just started accepting that SSDs are ready for the mainstream, but it's making up for that lost time by launching its first portable SSD just months after unveiling a desktop drive. The simply-named My Passport SSD gives you 256G… Source: Engadget Link: Western Digital unveils […]

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Pacemaker+ makes your mixes better and easier to share

Pacemaker+ makes your mixes better and easier to share In news that'll please budding mix-meisters (you're not actually a DJ, sorry), popular iOS mixing app Pacemaker has just received a hefty paid update. Pacemaker+ doubles down on its existing social features, allowing users to seamlessly create and sh… Source: Engadget Link: Pacemaker+ makes your mixes […]

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ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races

ESPN's Drone Racing League returns with faster, bigger races Last year, I asked a simple question: Can drone racing become as big as eSports? While we wait to find out, one of the leading race organizers — the Drone Racing League — is making all the right moves this year to make that answer yes. […]

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Western Digital Debuts First My Passport Portable SSD

Western Digital Debuts First My Passport Portable SSD Western Digital today announced the launch of its first portable SSD, bringing solid state storage to its popular “My Passport” lineup of storage devices. The new My Passport SSD is Western Digital’s fastest portable drive yet, offering transfer speeds of up to 515 MB/s. Designed for USB-C […]

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MGM spends $1 billion to take full control of the Epix channel

MGM spends billion to take full control of the Epix channel Epix has long been the baby of four studios (Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount and Viacom), but it's about to have just one parent. MGM has bought out the stakes of its partners for just over $1 billion, giving it full control over the internet-friendly, mov… […]

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Facebook's Head of AI Says Not to Worry Because Society 'Prevents Evil From Having Infinite Power'

Facebook's Head of AI Says Not to Worry Because Society 'Prevents Evil From Having Infinite Power' Yesterday, Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun, said that humans have nothing to fear regarding artificial intelligence potentially harming humanity. Why’s that? “We have a lot of checks and balances built into society to prevent evil from having […]

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F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker'

F-Secure Acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac Security App 'Little Flocker' Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the behavioral analysis-based monitoring app for Macs, developed by iPhone forensics expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who joined Apple last month. The Helsinki-based firm announced the news in a press release posted to its site, where it […]

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Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the U.K.

Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the U.K. Amazon today announced it is launching its Fire TV media streamer stick in the United Kingdom, approximately six months after the device first launched in the U.S. The redesigned Fire TV stick, which costs £39.99, is the first of Amazon’s media streamers to […]

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Australia Sues Apple For Bricking iPhones Repaired by Third Parties

Australia Sues Apple For Bricking iPhones Repaired by Third Parties Apple forbids consumers from taking their iPhones to third parties for repair, and sometimes even bricks phones as punishment. But Australia has said that’s not cool and is suing the tech behemoth. Or, to put it in Australian, “yeah nah mate, garn git fucked.” Read […]

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