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Adobe’s upcoming iPad painting app is called Adobe Fresco

Engadget - 6 hours 45 min ago
Adobe's forthcoming iPad art app -- Project Gemini -- is being rebranded as Adobe Fresco, a nod to the centuries-old Italian painting technique. The company revealed that the latest addition to Creative Cloud Suite is currently available for private...

Amazon says Ocasio-Cortez is 'just wrong' about warehouse wages - CNET

CNET News - 6 hours 46 min ago
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is concerned that Amazon employees are being paid "starvation wages."

Samsung tweet suggests scanning your smart TV for malware every few weeks

Engadget - 6 hours 53 min ago
This morning a Samsung customer support account tweeted an odd warning that, to prevent malicious software attacks on your smart TV, you should scan it for viruses every few weeks. It even included an instructional video to help you do so. The tweet,...

Nuro and Domino's buddy up for autonomous pizza delivery in Houston - Roadshow

CNET News - 6 hours 57 min ago
Unlike its work with Ford, this pilot features a real-deal self-driving vehicle.

Gene Increases Risk for Pot Addiction

Scientifc America - 7 hours 2 min ago
First gene associated with cannabis abuse likely affects how people respond to the drug

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Watch a chunk of satellite melt like a marshmallow on fire - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 10 min ago
European Space Agency researchers go all Raiders of the Lost Ark on a satellite piece.

What Really Happened To Malaysia's Missing Airplane

SlashDot - 7 hours 12 min ago
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance in March 2014 instantly become a global news phenomenon, as multiple countries joined the search for the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew. But the mystery is still swirling five years on. The Atlantic's July cover story looks at all of the known evidence about how MH370 vanished into the Indian Ocean to deliver the clearest picture to date of what happened: that in all likelihood the plane was intentionally crashed by the pilot. From the report: In truth, a lot can now be known with certainty about the fate of MH 370. First, the disappearance was an intentional act. It is inconceivable that the known flight path, accompanied by radio and electronic silence, was caused by any combination of system failure and human error. The story also tracked down Blaine Gibson, an American who has taken it upon himself to recover pieces of MH370 wreckage. Gibson has collected more plane fragments than any other person or entity -- and on beaches hundreds of miles apart. What Gibson's discovery of so many pieces of debris has confirmed is that the signals analysis was correct. The airplane flew for six hours until the flight came suddenly to an end. There was no effort by someone at the controls to bring the plane down gently. It shattered. Amid the bizarre conspiracy theories that continue to surround the disappearance of MH370, Gibson has become a target of threats and abuse. Yet his work to recover pieces of MH370 continues.

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Grubhub is delivering Dunkin' donuts in New York City

Engadget - 7 hours 15 min ago
If you're craving donuts but can't step outside to get them, some extra relief might be at hand. Grubhub is rolling out the option to order from Dunkin' through its apps, starting with Seamless customers in New York City. It'll reach other markets...

Top analyst claims that 2020 iPhone will have 5G - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 22 min ago
Next year's iPhone update could be a big one.

AI could be the key to catching Type 1 diabetes much earlier

Engadget - 7 hours 32 min ago
Will AI lead to a quicker diagnosis of diabetes, a condition often called the silent killer? IBM researchers are hoping so. They recently announced an AI-powered screening tool that could potentially identify Type 1 diabetes antibodies in people's bl...

Apple's Tim Cook throws shade at Silicon Valley in Stanford speech - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 32 min ago
He alludes to unnamed companies as "chaos factories."

VW ID 3 electric hatch will have a pretty stout battery warranty - Roadshow

CNET News - 7 hours 35 min ago
The same warranty will be extended to all future ID models, too.

Renault updates Zoe EV with more range, power and tech - Roadshow

CNET News - 7 hours 39 min ago
This little electric pod is now a little easier on the eyes, too.

Tree that inspired Dr. Suess' The Lorax has fallen - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 41 min ago
"But those trees! Those trees! Those Truffula Trees! All my life I'd been searching for trees such as these," the author wrote.

Huawei Says US Ban Hurting More Than Expected, To Wipe $30 Billion Off Revenue

SlashDot - 7 hours 47 min ago
China's Huawei has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations for the year. From a report: Ren's downbeat assessment that the ban will hit revenue by $30 billion, the first time Huawei has quantified the impact of the U.S. action, comes as a surprise after weeks of defiant comments from company executives who maintained Huawei was technologically self-sufficient. [...] Huawei had not expected that U.S. determination to "crack" the company would be "so strong and so pervasive," Ren said, speaking at the company's Shenzhen headquarters on Monday. Two U.S. tech experts, George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte, also joined the session. "We did not expect they would attack us on so many aspects," Ren said, adding he expects a revival in business in 2021.

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Netflix puts a 'Patriot Act' episode about bad internet access on DVD

Engadget - 7 hours 50 min ago
The latest episode of Netflix variety talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on the digital divide. In it, Minhaj breaks down some of the many reasons why internet access is so terrible across much of the US, including the roles of carriers...

Huawei expects to take $30B hit from US ban - CNET

CNET News - 7 hours 55 min ago
The US blacklisting is taking its toll on the world's No. 2 phone maker.

Domino's will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston

Engadget - 8 hours 16 min ago
Domino's is determined to make autonomous pizza delivery a practical reality. The chain has unveiled plans to deliver pies to "select" Houston customers later in 2019 using Nuro's self-driving R2 vehicle. If you order online from a participating st...

Samsung Recommends Scanning QLED TVs For Viruses

SlashDot - 8 hours 27 min ago
Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built-in virus scanning software. From a report: In a tweet, Samsung US support account shared a video Sunday outlining how users can scan their smart TVs for viruses. It is unclear what prompted the tweet or why the process seems to be opt-in as opposed to the operating system automatically scanning for viruses in the background. "Scanning your computer for malware viruses is important to keep it running smoothly. This also is true for your QLED TV if it's connected to Wi-Fi! Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for viruses on your TV every few weeks," the company said in the tweet. It has since deleted the tweet.

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UK design student creates a smart chest binder for trans people

Engadget - 8 hours 31 min ago
A UK design student created a smart wearable that could make chest binding safer, easier and more comfortable for transgender men and non-binary people. Chest binding is the act of flattening one's breasts using a tight garment in order to make the c...