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SlashDotMar 22, 2019
Apple's Plan For Its New TV Service: Sell Other People's TV Services

TechCrunchMar 22, 2019
Tesla's customer referral program is back weeks after it was killed off
Tesla killed off its customer referral program way back on Feb. 1, 2019 because the popular program was getting too costly to maintain. But now, less than two months later, Tesla is bringing it back with new incentives aimed at rewarding its customers, and bringing in new ones. Tesla's customer referral program had offered a […]

GizmodoMar 22, 2019
Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving
Following an investigative report by the Atlantic on the prevalence of misinformation on Instagram, the company appears to be scrubbing its platform of some popular anti-vaxxer content.


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 22, 2019
'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined about 20,000 people standing quietly at Hagley Park, in front of the Al Noor mosque where most of the victims were killed during Friday prayers last week. "New Zealand mourns with you. Most victims of New Zealand's worst mass shooting were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

CNET NewsMar 22, 2019
Tesla eliminates service schedules, moves to an 'as-needed' model - Roadshow
The EV company found that after years of servicing its vehicles, components weren't wearing as quickly as it originally anticipated.

Mac RumorsMar 21, 2019
Vox Signs on to Join Apple's News Subscription Service for Future Paid Tiers
Apple has inked a deal with Vox for Vox to become a part of its upcoming subscription service that will be available in Apple News, reports Bloomberg.

New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch (Reuters Technology)

Wired NewsMar 21, 2019
Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext—Change Yours Now
Facebook has disclosed that it stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plaintext, where employees could search them.

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions Passwords in Plain Text, Thousands of Employees Had Access (Mac Rumors)
Facebook Employees Had Access to ‘Hundreds of Millions' of Users' Passwords (Time: Techland)

Mac RumorsMar 21, 2019
Comcast Launches New $5 Month Ad-Supported Streaming TV Service
Just ahead of when Apple plans to launch a new subscription video service that will give customers access to bundled cable channels, Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, a streaming service that combines video on demand content, ad-supported, free live streaming content, and access to add-on subscription apps.

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice - CNET
When you think video games, soon it'll be Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation, Nintendo's Switch, PCs and... Google's Stadia?

Google Duo adds colorful video effects for Holi celebration - CNET (CNET News)
Walmart considering a gaming service like Google's Stadia, says report - CNET (CNET News)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 21, 2019
'But, Mr. President, he's dead': Trump defends his attacks against McCain in Fox interview
President Donald Trump defended his harsh criticism of the late Sen. John McCain in an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Friday.

TechCrunchMar 21, 2019
Trump promotes Michael Kratsios to US Chief Technology Officer
More than two years into the Trump administration, the long vacant post of U.S. Chief Technology Officer will be filled. Bloomberg first reported that today Trump is elevating Michael Kratsios, current deputy U.S. CTO, to the nation's top tech position. Prior to his experience within the Trump administration, Kratsios served as chief of staff at […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 21, 2019
Trump accepts Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the hotly-contested Golan Heights, in what amounted to a major pre-election gift for his ally Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights," Trump said in a tweet.

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2019
Trump announces pick for U.S. chief technology officer
U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Kratsios to be the country's chief technology officer, the White House said on Thursday, filling a role that had been vacant since the beginning of his administration.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 21, 2019
Trump celebrates free speech after repeatedly attacking war hero John McCain
Donald Trump signed an executive order which will withhold federal funding from colleges and universities that do not permit or protect free speech amidst the president's own attacks on Senator John McCain, more than six months after his death. During his remarks, Mr Trump invited students from colleges around the country to share their own stories of hindered free speech. One student recalled a time her school stopped her from handing out Valentine's Day cards with religious messages.

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Ford, Honda trucks perform best in latest IIHS crash tests - Roadshow
Toyota Tundra nets poorest scores in industry's toughest crash tests.

PC World Latest NewsMar 21, 2019
You can add 2 TP-Link smart outlets to your home for just $25 today
It's cheaper and easier than ever to add some smarts to your home, and today you can make two of your dumb devices smarter for the lowest price we've ever seen. B&H Photo Video is selling the TP-Link HS107 Wi-Fi dual-outlet smart plug for $25Remove non-product link with the on-page coupon today, down from a list price of $35. The coupon applies $10 off for each plug that you buy, so you can get multiple at this price.

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You can add 4 TP-Link smart outlets to your home for just $6.25 each today (PC World Latest News)

CNET Most Popular ProductsMar 21, 2019
2019 BMW X7 first drive review: Big-time Bavarian - Roadshow
BMW's largest-ever SUV isn't free of compromises, but it's a strong addition to the German automaker's range.

EngadgetMar 21, 2019
Tesla's 'sustainable' referral program limits free Supercharging
When Tesla axed its original referral program because it was getting too expensive to keep up, Elon Musk said the company isn't replacing it with a new one. The automaker must have realized that having a reasonable one in place is better than having...

Tesla is resurrecting its defunct customer referral program, but with some changes - Roadshow (CNET News)

New York Times TechMar 21, 2019
In New Zealand, Spreading the Mosque Shooting Video Is a Crime
The charges came as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to investigate the role that social media companies played in mosque massacres last week.

SlashDotMar 21, 2019
Comcast Unveils $5-a-Month Streaming Service Xfinity Flex

Apple's rumored TV service may offer discounted streaming bundles - CNET (CNET News)

SlashDotMar 21, 2019
Microsoft Ships Antivirus For macOS as Windows Defender Becomes Microsoft Defender

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
How the New Zealand mosque shooting was designed to go viral - CNET
The mass shooting was inextricably tied to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Time: TechlandMar 21, 2019
Facebook Says It Stored Millions of Users' Passwords in Plain Text
Facebook said this after a security researcher posted about the issue online

Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees (PC World Latest News)

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Microsoft Defender can keep your Mac safe too - CNET
The antivirus software is coming to Apple, but it's limited to business customers for now.

Microsoft Defender is jumping from Windows to Mac (Engadget)

CNET How ToMar 21, 2019
Stranger Things Season 3: Trailer, release date, how to watch and rumors - CNET
The new trailer is full of nostalgia (Farrah Fawcett hair spray!) and also murderous monsters.

SlashDotMar 21, 2019
Tesla Sues Former Employees For Allegedly Stealing Data, Autopilot Source Code

GizmodoMar 21, 2019
Kentucky Family Sues Local Health Department Over School Ban of Unvaccinated Children
A Kentucky teen and his family are suing their local health department over its attempt to protect the public from the chickenpox virus.


Mac RumorsMar 21, 2019
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie
Apple today updated a number of its video-related Mac apps, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie. Most of the updates are minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements.

TechCrunchMar 21, 2019
MoviePass parent's CEO says its rebooted subscription service is already profitable
Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company's unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the executive, MoviePass Uncapped is already seeing positive results. While he didn't share concrete numbers, […]

Gizmag Emerging TechMar 21, 2019
Depression and anxiety linked to memory loss in later life

A newly-published study has found a link between repeated episodes of anxiety and depression experienced in the first four decades of life, and a decline in memory function by the time a person reaches their 50s. The researchers behind the study have called for the UK government to invest in better protecting the well-being of young adults to help safeguard the brain health of the country's ageing population.

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CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Take selfies from the sky with the DJI Spark: Just $235 (Update: Expired) - CNET
That's the lowest price to date on DJI's amazingly capable quadcopter, which can be controlled using just your hands. Plus, a portable wireless power bank for $28.

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2019
Facebook fixes glitch that exposed millions of user passwords to employees
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees.

Facebook passwords by the hundreds of millions sat exposed in plain text - CNET (CNET News)

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What's changed with Apple's new earbuds? - CNET
If you already have the original AirPods, you may not be missing much.

Wired NewsMar 21, 2019
Researchers Built an ‘Online Lie Detector.' Honestly, That Could Be a Problem
Critics point out serious flaws in a study promising an "online polygraph," with potential to create deep biases.

EngadgetMar 21, 2019
The Morning After: Apple's new AirPods look very familiar
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Apple's slow reveal of refreshed hardware continued yesterday with the new AirPods many people have been waiting for. There's also a flood of news coming in from the Game Developers Conference, and our first rea...

PC World Latest NewsMar 21, 2019
Lutron Caséta Fan Control review: Smart control for your dumb ceiling fan
The latest addition to the Lutron Caséta family delivers an excellent way integrate ceiling fans into your smart home.

SlashDotMar 21, 2019
San Francisco Moves To Ban E-Cigarettes Until Health Effects Known

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Pixel 4 XL leaked photo shows two rear cameras and hole-punch screen - CNET
Oh, and the fingerprint reader might be in the display.

GizmodoMar 21, 2019
Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw
The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators contain vulnerabilities that would allow them exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one.…


750,000 Medtronic Defibrillators Vulnerable To Hacking (SlashDot)

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Nintendo Labo VR had us playing with duck butts and foot fans - CNET
Nintendo takes a creative -- OK, weird -- approach to virtual reality.

Nintendo's Labo: VR Kit is not Virtual Boy 2.0 (TechCrunch)
Nintendo's Labo turns the Switch into a perfect VR gateway (Engadget)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 21, 2019
'Humiliated and ashamed': Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison
Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, must pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution. He faces more prison time next week.

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Galaxy S10 5G looks to cost over $1,300 and launch April 5 - CNET
One promotional deal will include a free pair of Galaxy Buds.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode - CNET (CNET News)

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacMar 21, 2019
The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):

GizmodoMar 21, 2019
Researchers Create Fake Profiles on 24 Health Apps and Learn Most Are Sharing Your Data
Using apps to keep track of your medication or look up the symptoms of your latest mysterious illness might be convenient. But a new study out this week highlights the hidden privacy risks of plugging sensitive health information into your smartphone. Namely, that medical apps love to collect your data, but are only…


CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Tesla is starting a Zoox suit riot over document theft by ex-employees - Roadshow
The suit names four former Tesla employees who allegedly made off with proprietary logistics documents and improperly poached other Tesla staff.

GizmodoMar 21, 2019
Leaked Memo Shows Kickstarter Senior Staffers Are Pushing Back Against Colleagues' Union Efforts
Tuesday afternoon, a contingent of Kickstarter employees went public with their intention to unionize under the name Kickstarter United. According to an email provided to Gizmodo, however, senior staffers at the crowdfunding company are already attempting to push back against the plan to make Kickstarter the first…


ResearchBuzzMar 21, 2019
Government AI, Peterloo, Stadia, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 21, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Nextgov: White House Launches "The site features AI-focused policy initiatives and accomplishments across the federal government and also brings together governmentwide resources such as fact sheets, strategic documents, agency […]

Reuters TechnologyMar 21, 2019
Comcast to launch streaming video service for internet customers
Comcast Corp said on Thursday it will launch a new internet streaming video service called Xfinity Flex, as the U.S. cable operator targets TV viewers who prefer watching content online over more expensive cable TV packages.

TechCrunchMar 21, 2019
Rent the Runway hits a $1 billion valuation
Rent the Runway just closed a $125 million led by Franklin Templeton Investments and Bain Capital Ventures. This round values the company at $1 billion. In total, Rent the Runway has raised $337 million in venture funding. "Shared, dynamic ownership is a movement that Rent the Runway has pioneered over the last decade and we're […]

Mac RumorsMar 21, 2019
Apple Plans to Sell Bundles of Cable TV Channels Through New Streaming Service
While Apple's new TV streaming service will include its own original content, Apple will also be offering customers access to video streaming subscriptions from third-party services, such as HBO and Showtime.

Streaming subscriptions overtook cable in 2018 (Engadget)

EngadgetMar 21, 2019
Comcast launches Xfinity Flex internet streaming TV
Comcast's latest bundle isn't a cable TV service, exactly, since it's aimed at its subscribers who only have internet service. Xfinity Flex will tie together paid internet video services as well as free ad-supported options in what VP Matt Strauss ca...

New York Times TechMar 21, 2019
Rent the Runway Now Valued at $1 Billion With New Funding
The company, known for lending designer dresses for special occasions, says its goal is to "create the Amazon Prime of rental."

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
T-Mobile launches invite-only home internet pilot in rural areas - CNET
It aims to connect 50,000 homes this year.

CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Best compact SUVs for the money in 2019 - Roadshow
Take a look at Roadshow's favorite small SUVs that are available now.

GizmodoMar 21, 2019
Here's an Incredibly Slick and Surprisingly Affordable Way To  Convert Paper Drawings Into Digital Files
One day, the idea of making marks on sheets of flattened tree guts to share ideas with others will be laughable. But for now, the experience of writing or drawing on a piece of paper still feels more natural than it does on a glass or plastic tablet. Moleskine's new Adobe Creative Cloud connected Paper Tablet strives…


CNET NewsMar 21, 2019
Apple reveals spring-themed Watch bands, iPhone cases - CNET
All the pastel colors of spring can be yours.

ResearchBuzzMar 21, 2019
Brazilian Presidential Transition, Agricultural Pests, Inbox by Gmail, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, March 21, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Columbia University Archives: Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation Launches the Brazilian Presidential Transition (2018) Web Archive. "The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation is pleased to announce the launch of the Brazilian Presidential […]

EngadgetMar 21, 2019
Apple rolls out pastel Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring
Apple has revealed new Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring, and they sure look like an explosion of colorful pastel hues to fit the season. You can now get an iPhone XS or XS Max silicone case ($39) in Spearmint, Papaya and Delft Blue, and the XS...

Reuters TechnologyMar 20, 2019
Exclusive: Walmart's Chief Technology Officer leaves company as e-commerce wars flare
Walmart Inc. Chief Technology Officer Jeremy King is leaving the company, according to an internal company memo, even as the retailer races to transform its e-commerce business and close the gap with rival Inc.

Mac RumorsMar 20, 2019
New AirPods vs. Old AirPods Comparison
Apple in March debuted second-generation AirPods, featuring several updates over the original massively popular wireless earbuds of the same name.

CNET ReviewsMar 20, 2019
Lutron Caseta Fan Control review: A simple smart switch for dumb ceiling fans makes too much sense - CNET
It's not a necessity by any stretch, but Lutron's newest smart switch is still a welcome addition to a system that's already great.

SlashDotMar 20, 2019
It's Scary How Much Personal Data People Leave on Used Laptops and Phones, Researcher Finds

Mac RumorsMar 20, 2019
Apple Requiring New and Updated Apps to Support iPhone XS Max and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Starting March 27
Apple today announced that all new and updated iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App Store on and after March 27, 2019 must be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support the iPhone XS Max or the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro. App Store screenshots for those devices will also be required.

PC World Latest NewsMar 18, 2019
Make your dumb bulbs and devices smarter with these killer TP-Link deals
If you don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on new bulbs, hubs, and thermostats, you can still make your home a whole lot smarter. And today's a great time to start: B&H Photo is selling the TP-Link HS300 smart Wi-Fi power strip for $55Remove non-product link when applying the 31 percent coupon on the listing,, along with

Fox Technology newsMar 14, 2019
Haven looks to disrupt the health care system, lower costs
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan are banding together, hoping to lower prices for treatment and prescription drugs in what could be a major disruption to the health care system.

ResearchBuzzMar 14, 2019
Social Media Law, Visual Impairment, Amazon, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 14, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Michigan Radio: In trouble at school for social media posts? Now you can get legal help online. "Over the last eight years, [Nancy] Costello says she and her law students […]

Computer World Security NewsFeb 25, 2019
Microsoft opens top-tier Defender ATP security to Windows 7 PCs
Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service is now available for PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The decision to add devices powered by those operating systems was first announced a year ago. At the time, Microsoft said ATP's Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) functionality would be available for the older OSes by summer 2018.

[ Related: Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide ] Windows Defender ATP is a service that detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, then follows up to investigate the attack or breach and provides response recommendations and attack remediation. Software baked into Windows 10 detects attacks, while a central management console allows IT administrators to monitor the status of covered devices and react if necessary. Adding the EDR client software to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs gives enterprise IT the same visibility into those machines as it has had into Windows 10 systems.

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ResearchBuzzFeb 21, 2019
Fake Airbnb, Black History Month, Oregon Wine History, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, February 21, 2019
NEW RESOURCES I'm not sure how useful this is, but it's fascinating. Futurism: This Site Uses Deep Learning to Generate Fake Airbnb Listings. "A new website called This Airbnb Does Not Exist […]
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