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Tim Cook talks women in tech, who he admires, & more in interview w/ high school student

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:58

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down with high school senior Rebecca Kahn for an interview discussing women in technology, diversity, the importance of coding, and more. The full interview was shared by the National Center for Women and Information Technology…

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Many Enterprise Mobile Devices Will Never Be Patched Against Meltdown, Spectre

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:50
Mark Wilson shares a report from BetaNews: The Meltdown and Spectre bugs have been in the headlines for a couple of weeks now, but it seems the patches are not being installed on handsets. Analysis of more than 100,000 enterprise mobile devices shows that just a tiny percentage of them have been protected against the vulnerabilities -- and some simply may never be protected. Security firm Bridgeway found that just 4 percent of corporate phones and tablets in the UK have been patched against Spectre and Meltdown. Perhaps more worryingly, however, its research also found that nearly a quarter of enterprise mobile devices will never receive a patch because of their age. Organizations are advised to check for the availability of patches for their devices, and to install them as soon as possible. Older devices that will never be patched -- older than Marshmallow, for example -- should be replaced to ensure security, says Bridgeway.

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1516148587

AGR Manet - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:33
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PSA: This link will crash Messages on iOS and macOS, cause resprings & more

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:29

Every so often, a bizarre link or piece of text surfaces that, when sent via iOS or macOS, will cause noticeable issues to the recipient’s device. Today, the latest form of this has emerged in what’s being referred to as “chaiOS.” It’s a basic GitHub link on the surface, but it crashes Messages on both macOS and iOS…

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Google Home and Chromecast Could Be Overloading Your Home Wi-Fi

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:10
Google Cast products could be to blame for your wonky internet connection. According to TP-Link, "The Cast feature normally sends packets of information at regular intervals to keep a live connection with products like Google Home," reports The Verge. "However, if the device is awakened from a 'sleep' mode, it will sometimes send a burst of information at once, which can overwhelm a router. The longer a Cast device has been in 'sleep' mode, the more information it might send at once." The engineer says that could exceed over 100,000 packets, an amount that "may eventually cause some of [the] router's primary features to shut down -- including wireless connectivity." TP-Link has reportedly fixed the issue in its C1200 router, but a broader fix from Google's end has not been found.

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Universal Dreams

xkcd - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:00
"That's ... unsettling." "Yeah, those definitely don't sound like the normal drea– LATITUDE THREE FIVE POINT..."
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BMW nickel and diming owners with subscription based CarPlay for $80/year

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:38

As the Detroit Auto Show continues, BMW today revealed its plans to turn CarPlay into a subscription service. The automaker only started supporting CarPlay last year, making it a $300 option on select cars, but it’s already planning to revamp its pricing scheme…

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Lyft Says Nearly 250K of Its Passengers Ditched a Personal Car In 2017

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Lyft has a new report out detailing its "economic impact" for 2017, and the document includes a lot of stats on its performance throughout the year. The ride-hailing provider claims 375.5 million rides for the year, which is 130 percent growth measured year-over-year. It served 23 million different passengers, itself a 92 percent YoY increase, and had 1.4 million drivers on the platform -- 100 percent growth vs. its total for 2016. Lyft is making some especially strong claims regarding its impact on car ownership trends: In 2017 alone, it said that almost a quarter of a million passengers on its platform dropped owning a personal vehicle, due to the availability of ridesharing specifically. Fifty percent of its users also report driving their own car less because of Lyft's service, and a quarter of those on the platform say they don't feel personal vehicle ownership is that important anymore. The ride-hailing company also found attitudes generally favorable towards self-driving vehicles and their use: 83 percent of Lyft passengers surveyed by the company said they'd be open to hailing and riding in a self-driving vehicle once they're available.

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007: FileMaker meets The Office, iPhone 12 rumors, and watchOS 5 | 9to5Mac Daily

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:25

Today we’ve got Apple subsidiary FileMaker’s new ad starring the cast of The Office, Facebook admitting Messenger is too bloated, Apple’s 500th retail store opening next week, a 2019 iPhone rumor, and an excellent watchOS 5 concept.

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All the new HomeKit gear unveiled at CES 2018

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:00

CES 2018 has brought many new goodies for Apple fans, but one of the most prolific categories has been HomeKit. We saw more than a dozen new HomeKit products debut here, and we rounded them all up into one place.... Read the rest of this post here

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Report: Apple in ‘bidding war’ with HBO for new J.J. Abrams sci-fi drama TV series

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:57

According to a new report from Variety, J.J. Abrams has written a new sci-fi drama television show that has attracted interest from both HBO and Apple. The show is said to focus on “a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force.”

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China Builds 'World's Biggest Air Purifier' That Actually Works

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:50
The South China Morning Post shares an update on the status of an experimental tower in northern China, dubbed the world's biggest air purifier by its operators. According to the scientist leading the project, the tower -- which stands over 328 feet (100 meters) tall -- has brought a noticeable improvement in air quality. From the report: The head of the research, Cao Junji, said improvements in air quality had been observed over an area of 10 square kilometers (3.86 square miles) in the city over the past few months and the tower has managed to produce more than 10 million cubic meters (353 million cubic feet) of clean air a day since its launch. Cao added that on severely polluted days the tower was able to reduce smog close to moderate levels. The system works through greenhouses covering about half the size of a soccer field around the base of the tower. Polluted air is sucked into the glasshouses and heated up by solar energy. The hot air then rises through the tower and passes through multiple layers of cleaning filters. The average reduction in PM2.5 -- the fine particles in smog deemed most harmful to health -- fell 15 per cent during heavy pollution. Cao said the results were preliminary because the experiment is still ongoing. The team plans to release more detailed data in March with a full scientific assessment of the facility's overall performance.

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Daily Deals presented by RAVPower: $40 Xbox controller, $120 off Onkyo receiver, and more

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:41

iDB’s Daily Deals post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!... Read the rest of this post here

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Youngstown businessman given deportation stay taken into custody

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:36

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio businessman who has lived in the United States for 38 years and had been granted a temporary stay of deportation to his native Jordan was taken into custody Tuesday by federal immigration officials.

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Youngstown businessman given deportation stay taken into custody

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:36

CINCINNATI — An Ohio businessman who has lived in the United States for 38 years and had been granted a temporary stay of deportation to his native Jordan was taken into custody Tuesday by federal immigration officials.

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Baker-Watts - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:33
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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1516141387

AGR Manet - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:33
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Bitcoin Plunges Below $12,000 To Six-Week Low Over Crackdown Fears

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:10
Bitcoin plunged to a six-week low Tuesday after comments from South Korea's finance minister renewed worries about a crackdown in one of the largest markets for digital currency trading. In a radio program interview, South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon said that "the shutdown of virtual currency exchanges is still one of the options" the government has. CNBC reports: Bitcoin dropped more than 17 percent to a low of $11,182.71 on Tuesday, falling below $12,000 for the first time since December 5, according to CoinDesk. CoinDesk's bitcoin price index tracks prices from cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Bitfinex. As of 12:13 p.m. ET, bitcoin was trading more than 13 percent lower at $11,759.73 a coin, according to CoinDesk. Trading in South Korean won accounted for about 4 percent of bitcoin trading volume, according to CryptoCompare. U.S. dollar-bitcoin trading had the largest share at 40 percent, the website showed. Other major digital currencies including ethereum and ripple also fell significantly. According to CoinMarketCap data, ethereum was trading at $1,051.83, down more than 20 percent in the last 24 hours, before lifting slightly to $1,117.72. Ripple fell almost 27 percent to $1.33 a token before recovering slightly to $1.36.

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NY attorney general isn’t waiting on Congress, leads multi-state lawsuit to restore net neutrality

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:55

Multi-state efforts to reverse last month’s FCC decision to repeal net neutrality have been formalized today with a court filing.

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Spotlight, The Big Sick, and other movies on sale in iTunes right now

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:51

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new deals on movies and other content. Among the discounted movies are Spotlight, The Big Sick and Manchester By the Sea. Check out the full list below.... Read the rest of this post here

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