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The next Duplass Brothers movies will be on Netflix

Engadget - 10 hours 31 min ago
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the next four films from the Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark. The indie filmmaker duo's credits include Creep and Jeff Who Lives at Home. The deal covers the brothers' upcoming untitled film starring Ray Romano...

Facebook opens registration for F8, its annual developer confab - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 49 min ago
The social network’s big conference is where CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives his biggest speech of the year.

uTorrent Client Affected by Some Pretty Severe Security Flaws

SlashDot - 10 hours 49 min ago
A Google security researcher has found multiple security flaws affecting the uTorrent web and desktop client that allow an attacker to infect a victim with malware or collect data on the users' past downloads, reports BleepingComputer. From the report: The vulnerabilities have been discovered by Google Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy, and they impact uTorrent Web, a new web-based version of the uTorrent BitTorrent client, and uTorrent Classic, the old uTorrent client that most people know. Ormandy says that both uTorrent clients are exposing an RPC server -- on port 10000 (uTorrent Classic) and 19575 (uTorrent Web). The expert says that attackers can hide commands inside web pages that interact with this open RPC server. The attacker only needs to trick a user with a vulnerable uTorrent client to access a malicious web page. Furthermore, the uTorrent clients are also vulnerable to DNS rebinding -- a vulnerability that allows the attacker to legitimize his requests to the RPC server.

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Twitch is cashing in on your love for Overwatch League

Engadget - 10 hours 49 min ago
The Overwatch League is blowing up and Twitch wants to make some extra money off its exclusive streaming partnership. To encourage viewership, you'll be able to earn Overwatch League Tokens (what you use to buy League skins). You'll pick up one token...

At 'Black Panther' showings, activists are registering voters - CNET

CNET News - 10 hours 53 min ago
T'Challa's world, and the huge crowds eager to visit it, inspire a voter-registration drive dubbed "Wakanda the Vote."

Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

TechCrunch - 10 hours 57 min ago
 Cobalt is the new oil. Car companies and battery manufacturers are all rushing to secure multiyear contracts with mining companies for their lithium-ion batteries. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is also participating in this game as the company wants to secure its long-term supplies. The company has never done this before with cobalt. Apple relies on a ton of suppliers for all the… Read More

Nest adds Google Assistant to the indoor Cam IQ

Engadget - 11 hours 15 min ago
The Nest Cam IQ is the smartest camera in the company's security-oriented lineup, and now it's even smarter. Today, Nest announced that the Cam IQ natively supports Google Assistant, thanks to an over-the-air update. It's important to note, though, t...

Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole

Science Daily Astronomy - 11 hours 19 min ago
Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy. The team created the map, which is the first of its kind, using the CanariCam infrared camera attached to the Gran Telescopio Canarias sited on the island of La Palma.

Sling TV touts 2.2 million subscribers as cord cutting continues

Engadget - 11 hours 24 min ago
With how popular cord-cutting is, you'd think more services would be keen to share their subscriber stats. Dish pulled back the curtain today and revealed that its Sling TV service has some 2.2 million folks paying for the service. That's compared to...

Slashdot Asks: What Do People Misunderstand or Underappreciate About Apple?

SlashDot - 11 hours 29 min ago
In an interview with Fast Company, Apple CEO Tim Cook says people who have not used his company's products miss "how different Apple is versus other technology companies." A person who is just looking at the company's revenues and profits, says Cook, might think that Apple "is good at making money." But he says "that's not who we are. In Cook's view, Apple is: We're a group of people who are trying to change the world for the better, that's who we are. For us, technology is a background thing. We don't want people to have to focus on bits and bytes and feeds and speeds. We don't want people to have to go to multiple [systems] or live with a device that's not integrated. We do the hardware and the software, and some of the key services as well, to provide a whole system. We do that in such a way that we infuse humanity into it. We take our values very seriously, and we want to make sure all of our products reflect those values. There are things like making sure that we're running our [U.S.] operations on 100% renewable energy, because we don't want to leave the earth worse than we found it. We make sure that we treat well all the people who are in our supply chain. We have incredible diversity, not as good as we want, but great diversity, and it's that diversity that yields products like this. What do you think?

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Conservatives outraged by reported #TwitterLockout - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 32 min ago
If a follower's a bot, were they ever a follower at all?

The Nest Cam IQ Indoor is now also a Google Assistant speaker - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 32 min ago
A free software update turns your Nest Cam IQ Indoor into a Google Assistant speaker.

2019 Volvo S60 reveal set for South Carolina this summer - Roadshow

CNET News - 11 hours 37 min ago
Fitting, since that's where the new sedans will be produced.

Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 Laptops Launch Next Month

PCMag News - 11 hours 41 min ago
We'll finally get to experience Windows 10 running on a Qualcomm chip with multi-day battery life.

Twitter says most recent follower purge is about bots, not politics

Engadget - 11 hours 41 min ago
A number of Twitter users are claiming the platform is purging itself of conservative viewpoints as some lost thousands of followers last night. Richard Spencer, writer Mark Pantano and Candace Owens of Turning Point USA were among those spreading th...

Blade Shadow tried to slay my PC, but it wasn’t ready - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 41 min ago
For $35 a month, the beta version of this game streaming service needs to stop tripping over itself.

Florida shooting conspiracy theories trend on YouTube, Facebook - CNET

CNET News - 11 hours 43 min ago
Conspiracy theories surrounding the Florida school shooting are spreading rapidly Facebook and, at one point, propelled a video to the top-trending spot on YouTube.

Nest rolls out a $5 cloud recording plan for its cameras

TechCrunch - 11 hours 48 min ago
 Just a quick bit of news for those with Nest cams around the house: a new, cheaper Nest Aware plan is on the way. Nest has long offered two plans: a $10/month plan that lets you store the last 10 days of video history, and a $30/month plan that gives you 30 days of video history. This new plan will cost $5 per month and, yes, will give you five days of video history. Read More

One of Nest’s cameras can now double as a Google Assistant

TechCrunch - 11 hours 49 min ago
 After Google announced earlier this month that it was going to wrap Nest back into Google’s hardware operation, everyone figured we’d see a bit more overlap between the two. Sure enough, just two weeks later: the Nest Cam IQ Indoor is getting support for Google Assistant. Read More

Shadow virtualizes a high-end gaming PC on your desktop clunker

Engadget - 11 hours 49 min ago
In the early days of computing, local storage and processing weren't actually a thing. Instead, your individual computer acted as a terminal, pulling data from a central processing server. Well, the French startup Blade likes it that way and has rele...