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Intel Launches Budget-Friendly 512GB SSD 545

PCMag News - 9 min 11 sec ago
It's the first SSD to use 64-layer TLC 3D NAND chips, which is how the price tag can be so low.

Micron Decides to Kill Lexar Brand

PCMag News - 9 min 11 sec ago
There will be no more Lexar-branded USB flash drives, SD cards, card readers, or other memory products.

Report details Facebook’s bizarre logic on hate speech

Engadget - 11 min 15 sec ago
Facebook has more than two billion users, and ensuring that the discussion between them remains civil is an understandably difficult task. But, if evidence found by ProPublica is true, the company's own policy on hate speech may cause unreasonable di...

Now you can quantify your cat’s comings and goings too

TechCrunch - 18 min 48 sec ago
 Cat owners rejoice! Now you can quantify the comings and goings of your furry friend — thanks to an app-controlled pet door that can send push notifications when Tibbles enters and leaves your abode. Read More

These drone racing goggles could spark the sport's digital era

Engadget - 31 min 15 sec ago
Drones with digital video capabilities already exist, but in the racing world, analog is still king. For now, at least. Fat Shark has been the go-to maker of racing drone goggles for several years, and it's about to double down on digital, which in t...

LiveLike to show Gold Cup soccer in virtual reality and more - CNET

CNET News - 41 min 11 sec ago
Not only can fans watch matches using a headset but also without one -- with their friends -- by using an iPhone or Android phone.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is a 592-horsepower super-sedan - Roadshow

CNET News - 46 min 8 sec ago
3.3 seconds to 60 mph is no laughing matter.

Contractors Lose Jobs After Hacking CIA's In-House Vending Machines

SlashDot - 46 min 15 sec ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRepublic: Today's vending machines are likely to be bolted to the floor or each other and are much more sophisticated -- possibly containing machine intelligence, and belonging to the Internet of Things (IoT). Hacking this kind of vending machine obviously requires a more refined approach. The type security professionals working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) might conjure up, according to journalists Jason Leopold and David Mack, who first broke the story A Bunch Of CIA Contractors Got Fired For Stealing Snacks From Vending Machines. In their BuzzFeed post, the two writers state, "Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the Agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines according to official documents... ." This October 2013 declassified Office of Inspector General (OIG) report is one of the documents referred to by Leopold and Mack. The reporters write that getting the records required initiating a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit two years ago, adding that the redacted files were only recently released. The OIG report states Agency employees use an electronic payment system, developed by FreedomPay, to purchase food, beverages, and goods from the vending machines. The payment system relies on the Agency Internet Network to communicate between vending machines and the FreedomPay controlling server. The OIG report adds the party hacking the electronic payment system discovered that severing communications to the FreedomPay server by disconnecting the vending machine's network cable allows purchases to be made using unfunded FreedomPay cards.

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Tablo easily turns Android TV boxes into standalone DVRs

Engadget - 46 min 15 sec ago
If you already have a TV antenna and an Android TV box like the NVIDIA Shield, then you're very close to having everything you need for a DIY Tablo DVR. Instead of picking up one of the company's boxes that can start at $180, now you can simply add i...

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensors work underwater

Engadget - 1 hour 1 min ago
Hot on the heels of Apple's plans to reinvent its iPhone's fingerprint reader, Qualcomm looks set to position itself at the forefront of the fingerprint sensor market. It claims that it will be one of the first, if not the first, companies to produce...

One of the best iPhone photos this year was taken in Singapore - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 8 min ago
Singaporean photographer Yeo Yeow Kwang takes the second spot with a beautiful shot of an Chinese opera singer resting at the iPhone Photography Awards.

'Okja' isn't in most cinemas but it will still sound amazing - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 16 min ago
You can still enjoy Netflix's original action adventure film with glorious immersive surround sound if you have the right setup at home.

You'll need an Xbox to enjoy Netflix's Dolby Atmos debut

Engadget - 1 hour 16 min ago
According to Dolby's website, Amazon and Vudu are the only streaming services with titles that support Atmos 3D sound technology. Now, Netflix has finally joined the very short list with the launch of Bong Joon Ho's (Snowpiercer) Cannes Film Festival...

Deep Learning Networks Rival Human Vision

Scientifc America - 1 hour 31 min ago
A.I. now matches or exceeds the ability of experts in medicine and other fields to interpret what they see

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Toshiba's latest SSD tech squeezes 128GB onto a tinier chip

Engadget - 1 hour 45 min ago
Toshiba and (we think) its partner WD have just unveiled the next generation of rapidly evolving flash memory technology. Its 96-layer NAND tech will arrive in 2018 in 3-bit, 32GB (256 gigabit) chip sizes. That will allow for SSDs and other flash pro...

As the iPhone turns 10, let's look back at 2007 - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 46 min ago
From Rihanna's "Umbrella" to "The Sopranos" and Harry Potter, these are the songs, movies, news stories and more that had us talking when the iPhone began.

Censors pull 'BoJack Horseman' two days after Chinese debut

Engadget - 2 hours 11 min ago
Two days after its debut on China's iQiyi streaming service, Netflix's critically acclaimed animated show BoJack Horseman is no longer on the platform. The move is a blow to Netflix's ongoing attempts to gain a foothold in the region, which stretch b...

Amazon Will Offer Prime Video At Half-Price In All New Markets For Six More Months

SlashDot - 2 hours 16 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: Amazon is leaving no stones unturned with its Prime Video, which it expanded to over 200 international markets last December. For the last six months, the company has been offering Prime Video, the sticker price of which is $5.99 or 5.99 Euro a month, at $2.99 or 2.99 Euro as part of its "introductory offer". That introductory offer will now be valid till the end of the year, the company said. In comparison, Netflix charges over $9 every month. According to estimates from last year, Amazon Prime Video has four times as many films available for streaming.

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Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air

Scientifc America - 2 hours 31 min ago
Sunlight-powered moisture-absorbing technologies are becoming economical

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The first commercial astronaut training center will be built in the UK

Engadget - 2 hours 52 min ago
The government's mission to put the UK at the forefront of commercial spaceflight has been given a big boost after plans were announced to build the world's first private space research centre in Bedfordshire. The £120 million Blue Abyss facili...