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YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn't shut door

AP TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 20:17
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but says that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future....
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Remember that AI gaydar? Googlers say it's bunk

SKY TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 17:28
Google researchers have debunked the claims of scientists who said their artificial intelligence algorithm could detect homosexuality by analysing facial features.
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Details of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 leaked

SKY TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:36
An image revealing details of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone have leaked online.
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Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:18
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system.
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CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:17
A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.
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Meet the robot that can fold your clothes

SKY TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:02
There may still be no sign of the long overdue hoverboards promised to us by Back to the Future, but how does a robot that can fold your clothes sound as a compromise?
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CES 2018: Bringing female equality to WWE's wrestling ring

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:13
World Wrestling Entertainment’s Stephanie McMahon explains her firm's move into virtual reality.
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CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:00
A prototype system spots what shoppers pick up so that they can avoid queuing to pay at the till.
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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

AP TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:44
PARIS (AP) -- The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday....
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CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:15
An over-the-air recharging solution designed for use in the car is on show at the CES trade fair.
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CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

BBC TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 03:02
A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.
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Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

AP TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 02:37
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March....
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Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

AP TECH - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:57
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California....
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Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:46
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.
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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.
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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

TECHNEWS - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:12
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.
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Classified US satellite launched from California after delay

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:54
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California....
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House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.
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Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

TECHNEWS - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:57
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?
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Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses

AP TECH - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:28
NEW YORK (AP) -- In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have "meaningful" conversations with - something the company laments has been lost in the sea of videos, news stories (real and fake), and viral quizzes on which "Big Bang Theory&q...
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