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Defense contractors took an explosive drone on a Delta flight

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:22
Employees from AeroVironment allegedly brought a drone with explosives attached to it in a carry-on bag, on a Delta flight in April 2015. As Bloomberg reports, the flight had 230 passengers and when another employee, Mark Anderson, discovered this an...

A royal-wedding commemorative iPhone X as costly as the event - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:19
Well, not really, but at $4,600, Goldgenie's latest blinged-out iPhone is really for well-heeled royal-wedding fanatics.

Bug in Free Demo Let You See Location Data on Any Cell Phone

PCMag News - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:12
A software bug in a free online demo from data aggregator LocationSmart could've let anyone search for real-time cell phone location data from millions of devices.

Facebook, YouTube Still Struggling To Stop Terrorist Content

PCMag News - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:12
Despite efforts to crack down on terrorist propaganda, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google are failing to catch large swaths of it, says new research.

How GDPR Will Impact the AI Industry

PCMag News - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:12
Under the new data protection and privacy regulations, AI companies will have to reveal the full scope of information they collect as well as how they use it and how they'll protect it.

FCA moving Fiat production out of Italy, building SUVs there instead - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:09
The Fiat lineup will reportedly be slashed so FCA can focus on more profitable Jeep and Maserati SUVs.

Facebook's Android App Is Asking for Superuser Privileges, Users Say

SlashDot - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:00
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: The Facebook Android app is asking for superuser permissions, and a bunch of users are freaking out about granting the Facebook app full access to their device, an understandable reaction following the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. "Grants full access to your device," read the prompts while asking users for superuser permissions. These popups originate from the official Facebook Android app (com.facebook.katana) and are started appearing last night [UTC timezone], continuing throughout the day. Panicked users took to social media, Reddit, and Android-themed forums to share screengrabs of these suspicious popups and ask for advice on what's going on.

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Jabra Elite 65t review: Put down your AirPods

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 10:00
Whether you like it or not, true wireless earbuds are having a moment. They actually have for a while now, and Apple's introduction of AirPods only added fuel to the fire. Most of the big names in audio have introduced models, following the path Brag...

Fahrenheit 451 arrives on HBO Now this weekend - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:53
If you've got HBO Now, Netflix or Hulu you've got a lot of new options in the next few days.

Net neutrality rescue effort is 'exercise in futility,' says Senator John Thune - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:44
The Republican is OK with policies to prevent ISPs from throttling internet speeds, but calls Democrats' current efforts political grandstanding.

Next Galaxy flagship, likely Note 9, will have a better Bixby - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:42
We'll be hearing Samsung's second version of its voice assistant/AI later this year.

Freebie Friday: A book, a game, a password manager and more - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:36
All the things, none of the money. Plus: The Cheapskate Mystery Box is coming! #mysterious

Netflix picks up ‘The Big Short’ author’s Wall Street exposé

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:27
Michael Lewis might not be a household name, but he probably should be. Lewis is the best-selling author behind the Oscar-nominated film adaptation Moneyball and prize-winning drama The Big Short. Keen to tap into that success is Netflix, which has j...

Bosch jet thruster blasts your motorcycle out of a skid

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 09:02
Modern motorcycles have gained safety features like antilock brakes and even (experimental) self-balancing, but riders still highly exposed in crashes. Bosch is trying to stop accidents in the first place in a crazy new way: using jet thrusters. Let'...

Sprint launches its own unlimited plan for seniors

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:31
Baby boomers and their parents can love smartphones just as much as millenials and post-millenials do. T-Mobile recognized that and launched a special plan with unlimited data for subscribers 55-years-old and above last year. Now, Sprint has followed...

The royal wedding rules Pinterest over Facebook - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:05
The highly anticipated nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being pinned more than liked.

The first major 'Sea of Thieves' DLC lands on May 29th

Engadget - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:01
Swashbuckling pirate MMO Sea of Thieves will receive its first major update on May 29th. Microsoft's Xbox team made the announcement on Twitter with a short CGI trailer for 'The Hungering Deep' -- the first of six free expected DLC packs. Of all the...

Lil Tay: The instagram sugar rush that will inevitably crash - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:00
The internet's latest hit isn't going to end well...

Chevrolet is throwing a huge turbo four-cylinder in the new Silverado - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:00
With a displacement of 2.7-liters and a big turbo, Chevy's new engine is more powerful, efficient and lighter than the V6 it replaces.

Fahrenheit 451, cultural blind spots, and how to live with them - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2018-05-18 08:00
What’s your Kryptonite? Harry Potter? Star Wars? Seinfeld?