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The Morning After: Netflix‘s new ‘Lost in Space‘ trailer

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Do you really need your own PC? Today were looking into personal cloud computing, the risky side of Spotifys rumored hardware plans and how AI can help make CGI fur more realistic.

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Watch Airbus‘ drone taxi take to the skies for the first time

Back in late January, Airbus Vahana team successfully flew their autonomous air taxi for the first time. Now, you can finally watch how the drone stayed in the air on its own in the video below the fold. It shows the aircraft hovering around 16 feet...

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Level‘s activity-tracking smart glasses launch this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. Its called Level, and while it wont offer heads up notifications lik...

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LG updates its cheap K-series phones with new hardware

After renewing its high-end mobile push through 2017 with new G and V series phones, LG is taking another shot at the low-to-mid range with these K-series devices. The new K8 and K10 (with three sub-models that vary in RAM, built-in storage and color...

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Signal Messenger receives 50 million from WhatsApp co-founder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) n...

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Land Rover Explore is a rugged phone with swappable backs

At last, we have a Land Rover phone that doesnt look like it was built from parts found on a factory floor. The new Explore is the work of Bullitt, a British company that has made handsets for Caterpillar, Kodak and JCB in the past. It was actuall...

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Cat‘s S61 is an ideal phone for blue-collar workers

Two years ago, I was shown a Cat-branded smartphone with a thermal camera for people who work in construction and other outdoors-y, get-your-hands-dirty professions. I wasnt the target market, of course, and struggled to judge whether the feature wa...

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Level‘s activity-tracking smart glasses launches this March

Even though Intel unveiled its Vaunt smart glasses earlier this month, insurance provider VSP has actually been working on its own take on smart eyewear for well over a year now. Its called Level, and while it wont offer heads up notifications lik...

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Twitter‘s new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Twitters spam bot issue isnt new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Now, the company has announced a set of changes and new developer...

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Roku lays out its plan to please cord cutters -- and advertisers

Now that Roku is a publicly traded company, it has to release quarterly updates about how things are going. Today in its first Q4 earnings release (PDF), the company said that revenue is up 28 percent from last year to 188 million, while the number...

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Ford president Raj Nair leaves over ‘inappropriate behavior‘

Ford will have to adjust its technology strategy, and not for the right reasons. The automakers North America President Raj Nair has left the company after an internal investigation determined that inappropriate behavior was out of line with the...

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SEC guidelines push for clearer data breach disclosures

American companies havent always been forthright about disclosing data breaches in a responsible way, and regulators want to encourage better behavior. The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued interpretive guidance that it hopes will bot...

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Google uses AI to place ads across the internet

Googles ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (theyre targeted based on a look at a sites content), but its taking that hands-off approach one step further. The search firm has officially launched Auto Ads, a syste...

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Amazon‘s answer to ‘Altered Carbon‘ is Iain M. Banks‘ space opera

It appears that Amazon is looking for its answer to Netflixs crossover sci-fi thriller Altered Carbon. Today, the online retail giant announced that it has acquired the global television rights to Iain M. Banks space opera series called The Culture...

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Medium suspends alt-right trolls following major rules change

Medium is taking its own steps in the fight against fake news and following a major reworking of its rules, has suspended the accounts of a handful of writers. As The Outline reports, the accounts of Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer now...

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Spotify‘s hardware ambitions seem like a risky distraction

Look, its no secret that Spotify is out to make its own hardware. As of last April, Spotify was already looking for people to help craft a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo and Snap Spectacles. (In hindsight, Spotifys HR...

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Kids play mechanics for Marvel heroes with the Electro Hero Kit

Not every child wants to be a coder or an engineer, which can make it hard to get them playing with STEM toys if they dont really care about making their own video games or building a cool robot. However, many kids are into role playing and telling...

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Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number

Security researchers at Appsecure found a way to access anyones Tinder account via their phone number. The exploit took advantage of a software flaw in both the dating apps login process as well as the Facebook API that its based on. The issues ha...

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Disney reportedly plans ‘Muppets‘ reboot for its streaming service

Its no secret that Disneys upcoming streaming service will bank on familiar names, but were now getting a clearer sense of what that means. Hollywood Reporter sources have claimed that Disney is working on a reboot of The Muppets, the short-liv...

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BitTorrent client exploits could let rogue websites control your PC

BitTorrents peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the software that...

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YouTube‘s trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too

In discussions of the ongoing battle over fake news, we often hear Facebook and Google criticized for playing a hand in spreading false information. And while both have made efforts recently to stem the spread of misinformation on their platforms, th...

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BitTorrent exploits could let rogue websites control your PC

BitTorrents peer-to-peer app and its lightweight uTorrent counterpart are susceptible to particularly nasty hijacking flaws. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy recently detailed a host of DNS rebinding exploits in Windows versions of the software that...

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Facebook signs European licensing deal for music you share

Facebook has dealt with some criticism over the unpaid use of licensed music in videos on the companys various platforms like Instagram. Back in September of last year, it was reported that the social network was paying out hundreds of millions of...

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The next Duplass Brothers movies will be on Netflix

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the next four films from the Duplass Brothers, Jay and Mark. The indie filmmaker duos credits include Creep and Jeff Who Lives at Home. The deal covers the brothers upcoming untitled film starring Ray Romano...

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