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SlashDotJan 18, 2020
'Watch SpaceX Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket in a Safety Test Sunday'

Watch live: SpaceX is about to blow up a rocket in a crucial test to show NASA that its spaceship ready to launch astronauts (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

CNET How ToJan 18, 2020
How to watch SpaceX blow up a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday - CNET
SpaceX needs to show NASA astronauts will be able escape in case of a problem during launch.

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack
Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for "limited targeted attacks." The vulnerability lets...

Microsoft says it will fix an Internet Explorer security bug under active attack (TechCrunch)

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Apple TV documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin-Manuel and Big Bird
Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear... Apple TV documentary series that, in an odd (if logical) twist, will use the "Dear Apple" ads as inspiration for the basic f...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 18, 2020
Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show
Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change. The protest came only days after the European Commission unveiled ideas on how to finance its flagship Green Deal project that aims to make the European Union a CO2 emissions-neutral area by 2050, in part through the transformation of the car industry. A member and former spokesman for the group, Christophe Meierhans, said Extinction Rebellion targeted the car industry because it told "a lot of lies in order to sell more cars".

SlashDotJan 18, 2020
Facial Recognition Database With 3 Billion Scraped Images 'Might End Privacy as We Know It'

A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

ResearchBuzzJan 18, 2020
Google, Chrome OS, Note-Taking Apps, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, January 18, 2020
TWEAKS AND UPDATES ZDNet: Google reveals new Python programming language course: Scholarships for 2,500. "There are six courses in the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, including an introductory ‘crash course […]

Google Chrome Canary 81.0.4031.0 (Major Geeks)

New York Times TechJan 18, 2020
Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader's Name
"This should not have happened and we are taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen again," the company said.

SlashDotJan 18, 2020
Microsoft's New Windows Terminal Preview Offers a Retro CRT Screen Effect

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues
You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy -- many departments are already using software with serious privacy concerns. The New York Times has learned that over 600 law enforcement agencies...

GizmodoJan 18, 2020
Saturday's Best Deals: Digital Best Sellers, Amazon Devices, Harry Potter, VitaCup Pods, and More
An Amazon Device Sale on Woot, Best-Sellers Magazine Gold Box, and the Harry Potter: Complete 8-Fi

GizmodoJan 18, 2020
Dildos and Nude Fundraising Show How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Norms
The scope of the Australian bushfires is almost too horrifying to even try to grasp. A billion animals: dead. Sydney: shrouded in toxic air. Aboriginal sacred sites: gone. The Southern Hemisphere: blanketed in smoke.


CNET How ToJan 18, 2020
Best cheap home security devices of 2020 - CNET
These super cheap security solutions will give you peace of mind without putting a dent in your bank account.

Mac RumorsJan 18, 2020
Top Stories: AirPods Pro Firmware Changes, Mystery MacBook Filing, 5G iPad Pro?
It was a busy week of rumors as we hit the middle of January, with reports about updates to Face ID in the iPhone 12 lineup later this year, signs of a new Mac notebook coming soon, and word that Apple is working on an iPad Pro with 5G support.

CNET How ToJan 18, 2020
Microsoft Edge is available for Windows 10 and MacOS. Here's how to download it now - CNET
Thanks to its new Chromium underpinnings, Microsoft's new Edge browser can now handle Chrome extensions on Windows 10 and MacOS.

CNET NewsJan 18, 2020
Chonky cats beware: There's a new cat fitness tracker in town - CNET
The PurrSong Pendant is a tiny device that measures your cat's activity and sleep.

There's Something Missing from Trump's China Deal: Opioids (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location
Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex...

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using
Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is r...

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
The Morning After: Counting down to SpaceX's next Crew Dragon test
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! The first week back after CES has been a long one, but now it's time to relax. Below there are some highlighted stories from Friday and the rest of the week, but the news I needed to see...

Wired NewsJan 18, 2020
Space Photos of the Week: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse\!
We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.

ResearchBuzzJan 18, 2020
New Jersey Land Use, Auschwitz Slavery, Indigenous Los Angeles, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, January 18, 2020
NEW RESOURCES New-to-me, with new offshoots: Hasse receives N.J. conservation award for vast online mapping project. "Rowan University Professor of Geography John Hasse and a team of researchers have compiled a massive […]

CNET How ToJan 18, 2020
How to download Disney Plus movies and TV shows to watch offline - CNET
Watch Marvel Avengers and Star Wars movies alongside all your Disney and Pixar favorites on Disney's new streaming service.

CNET ReviewsJan 18, 2020
A great gaming laptop you've probably never considered - CNET
Just off the beaten path you'll find this stylish, well-designed and relatively light gaming notebook with solid performance.

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Boeing finds another software flaw that might delay 737 Max's return
Boeing is dealing with another 737 Max software flaw that could prevent the troubled aircraft from returning to the skies, but this time it's not a safety issue. The company has confirmed that it's fixing a flaw preventing the 737 Max's flight contr...

CNET NewsJan 18, 2020
Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says - CNET
It may not be long before you'll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously, says a New York Times report.

CNET NewsJan 18, 2020
The best MLK Day deals for this weekend: Xbox, AirPods, games, bedding, robovacuums and more - CNET
This weekend is a good opportunity to save some money on gadgets and essentials you missed out on over the holidays.

CNET NewsJan 18, 2020
Best wireless earbuds and headphones for making calls - CNET
Looking for a wireless headphone that's great for voice calling? Here are our current top picks.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 18, 2020
A plane slid off the runway and more than 800 flights were canceled as winter weather hit the Midwest
Authorities issued alerts for areas across the Northeast as blizzard conditions were forecasted to New York and New England over the weekend.

EngadgetJan 18, 2020
Ask Engadget: What tech can help me survive a trade show?
This week's question asks about technology that can make a massive trade show a lot easier. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to ask@engadget.com! I just worked my first CES, and it was a rou...

SlashDotJan 18, 2020
Boeing Discovers Issue With 737 Max Flight Computers

TechCrunchJan 18, 2020
This Week in Apps: App trends from 2019, Pinterest tops Snapchat, Disney hits No. 1 in Q4
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie's […]

Wired NewsJan 18, 2020
At Last, Physicists Confirm the Fastest Way to Board a Plane
Turns out, letting slower passengers—like travelers with small children, or who need extra assistance—board first really is faster.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 18, 2020
Can senators who have already voiced opinions do 'impartial justice' at Trump impeachment trial?
The oath is administered any time the Senate considers impeachment. Previous trials show lawmakers have used their own judgment to follow its intent.

CNET NewsJan 18, 2020
2020 Toyota 86: Model overview, pricing, tech and specs - Roadshow
The small, lightweight Toyota 86 is still one of our favorite no-frills sports cars.

Wired NewsJan 18, 2020
14 Best Tech Deals on WIRED's Favorite Gear (Jan. 2020)
Great deals on gear our team has tested, and loves—TVs, Android phones, camera bags, cold-brew coffee makers, and more.

CNET How ToJan 18, 2020
7 things your Android phone can do that people with iPhones only dream of - CNET
From custom app icons to better multitasking, Android phones can do a lot that iPhones just can't.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 18, 2020
Israel's F-35i 'Adir' Stealth Fighter Is a Beast (And Now A Second Squadron Is Ready)
Iran, you might want to read this.

ComputerWorldJan 17, 2020
FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained
More than a year after Microsoft waved the white flag, saying it would scrap Edge's rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome, the company has now delivered its reborn browser to the public.

Kudos, then.

But the result? That's still up for grabs. Although there was little downside to the radical shift to Chromium - Internet Explorer had long been on legacy life support and Edge was at a near-death 4% user share - it's vastly unclear whether the switch to Chromium will save Microsoft's browser bacon.

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Mac RumorsJan 17, 2020
Apple Picks Up New Docuseries Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Spike Lee, Oprah and More
Apple has inked a deal for a docuseries called "Dear..." that profiles famous people using an "inventive and cinematic approach" that involves letters written by people whose lives the celebrities have touched, Apple announced today.

PC World Latest NewsJan 17, 2020
Google wants to bring Steam to Chromebooks
Chromebook fans have been able to get their game on ever since Google Stadia launched in November, but a new report from Android Police claims that more might be on the way. According to an interview with Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Chrome OS, Google is working toward bringing Steam support to Chromebooks, too.

Granted, this is Google we're talking about, so it's not all that surprising that they're working on major features that may or may not get released. But taken at face value, this is a particularly interesting tidbit. It's unclear whether Google is working in direct conjunction with Valve or if Steam support would even launch as an official feature, but Liu suggested Google is definitely serious about the project.

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CNET NewsJan 17, 2020
Apple TV Plus snags exclusive deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus - CNET
The Emmy-award winner will develop projects as both an executive producer and star.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 17, 2020
Was the Taal Volcano eruption large enough to influence the climate?
The Taal volcano roared to life last weekend for the first time in more than 40 years, sending a massive plume of volcanic ash towering over the Philippines.This was the first time that Taal has erupted since 1977, an event that marked the end of an active period for the volcano that had begun in 1965. Taal did show signs of unrest periodically throughout the 1990s, but it did not erupt during that period, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.The eruption, which began on Jan. 12, 2020, has forced more than 125,000 people to evacuate the Philippine province of Batangas, where the volcano is located. A state of calamity has been declared for the zone surrounding the volcano, according to The Associated Press. People watch as Taal Volcano erupts Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in Tagaytay, Cavite province, outside Manila, Philippines (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) During the height of the eruption, a large plume of searing hot volcanic ash blossomed approximately 50,000 feet, about 9.5 miles, into the atmosphere, with some materials making it into the stratosphere, according to observations from NASA. The eruption was accompanied by incredible displays of volcanic lightning, which made for breathtaking video footage, fountains of scalding lava and more than 400 earthquakes.The aftermath of the eruption had the country's president, Rodrigo Duterte, using no uncertain terms to describe the impact on the surrounding communities."It is now a no man's land," Duterte declared, according

Mac RumorsJan 17, 2020
MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom-Painted AirPods Pro From ColorWare
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win custom-painted AirPods Pro, available in dozens of colors.

Computer World Security NewsJan 17, 2020
Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack? There are lots of moving parts. Test your system.
If you want to install the January Patch Tuesday patches, by all means, go right ahead. That said, I continue to recommend that you hold off installing the January Microsoft patches until we get a clearer reading on potential bugs.

The pro-patch-now argument generally goes something like this: Everybody is recommending that you install the patches to protect against the Crypto bug — almost all of the major security folks, the researchers, the big online sites, your local news station, your congresscritter, your neighbor's nine-year-old, even the bleeping NSA. It's a little patch. Why not just install it and be done with it?

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GizmodoJan 17, 2020
I Want to Upgrade Windows 7, but I'm Scared to Lose My Programs
Everyone's talking about Windows 7 this week. And even if you have absolutely no interest in the inner workings of your PC's operating system, your attention has no doubt been drawn by Microsoft's twist: The company isn't supporting Windows 7 with security updates anymore.


CNET NewsJan 17, 2020
The best smart home devices that aren't made by Amazon or Google - CNET
We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home products are out there.

EngadgetJan 17, 2020
Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon in-flight abort test at 8 AM ET on Sunday
One of the last major steps before SpaceX flies its Crew Dragon craft with real NASA astronauts onboard is an "in-flight abort test." Scheduled to take place during a four-hour window on Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning, it will test the vehicle's...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 17, 2020
Los Angeles teachers are suing Delta after a plane dumped jet fuel on them, allegedly leaving them dizzy and nauseous
Teachers at an elementary school outside of Los Angeles, California are suing Delta after a plane dropped fuel on area schools, causing 60 injuries.

SlashDotJan 17, 2020
NPD's Best-Selling Games of the Decade Charts 'Call of Duty' Domination

CNET NewsJan 17, 2020
Galaxy S20 wishlist: 5 things I want (but likely won't get) from Samsung's next phone - CNET
Samsung's next flagship phone could be brawny, but miss these touches that take it over the top. Sometimes it's the little things that count.

GizmodoJan 15, 2020
How to Check If Your AirPods Pro's Noise Cancellation Is Broken
Noise-canceling headphones can bring you peaceful, private listening in crowded places like buses or help you focus on work while posted up in a coffee shop or noisy office. They're great when they work, but some AirPods Pro users are finding that a recent firmware update affected the performance of their earbuds'…


Reuters TechnologyJan 14, 2020
Microsoft issues critical Windows security fix after tipoff from U.S. NSA
Microsoft Corp on Tuesday rolled out an important security fix after the U.S. National Security Agency tipped off the company to a serious flaw in its widely used Windows operating system, officials said.

ResearchBuzzJan 11, 2020
Paris Art Museums, Google, Colors, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, January 11, 2020
NEW RESOURCES Hyperallergic: Images of 100,000 Artworks From Paris Museum Collections Now Freely Available to the Public . "Paris Musées announced yesterday that it is now offering 100,000 digital reproductions of artworks […]

Washington Post TechDec 22, 2019
Boeing Starliner launch on Friday comes at critical time for company amid 737 Max controversy
Boeing's Starliner space capsule is scheduled to make its first flight at 6:36 a.m. Friday from Cape Canaveral, and although no astronauts will be on board, it's a must-succeed test for Boeing, besieged by questions over its 737 Max aircraft.

ResearchBuzzDec 20, 2019
Google Translate, Facebook, Social Media Style Guides, More: Friday Evening ResearchBuzz, December 20, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES Google Blog: Google Translate improves offline translation. "When you're traveling somewhere without access to the internet or don't want to use your data plan, you can still use the […]

TechNewsWorldNov 21, 2019
Disney Is a Wonderful World for Tykes and Geeks
Disney has made its official debut, with a few minor hiccups. It is widely available via a plethora of devices, offers a breadth of content, and serves quick and seamless downloads to mobile devices. However, with a heavy focus on Disney animated films, Marvel superhero movies and Star Wars, this service might not be quite the Netflix killer that the Walt Disney Company claims it is.
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