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Report Claims iOS 11.3 Coming Today

The Mac Observer - 27 Mar 2018 15:52
Report Claims iOS 11.3 ComingApple is going to roll out the official public release of iOS 11.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday, or so says the Mirror.
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Russian sent to US on chargesA Russian man has pleaded not guilty to charges of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans
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SpaceX will add lots of spaceTwo launches are planned from both coasts of the US in the next four days as SpaceX ramps up on its long road to Mars and beyond.
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US wants social media detailsThe proposal seeks social media "identifiers" from nearly 15 million immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.
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Facebook Is Releasing a NewBut it won't allow you to delete data from third-party apps like the ones Cambridge Analytica used.
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Real estate agency turnsA French company has devised an escape room game that helps potential buyers search for property. The post Real estate agency turns property hunting into a game appeared first on Springwise.
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SpaceX rocket carved giantRockets can leave a mark on the atmosphere well after they've left, and SpaceX may have learned that first-hand. Researchers have determined that a Falcon 9 launch in August 2017 (the Formosat-5... mission above) not only created circular shockwaves, b...
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Samsung Electronics estimatesSamsung Electronics says its first-quarter operating profit likely jumped 56 percent to a record high
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Reddit rolls out its firstReddit's design has stayed mostly the same since it launched more than a decade ago, and that's the way many of its users like it. But starting from Monday, the news aggregator will slowly roll out a... redesign to a small percentage of users, Reddit's administrators announced in a post. SEE ALSO: Reddit bans communities under policy changes targeting illegal trades The refresh will apply to the desktop version of the site, and in coming weeks users will be able to opt-in to the new version of Reddit.  Reddit's new card view. Image: reddit As WIRED notes, the redesign has been in the works for the past year-and-a-half. Reddit's co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman noted in an "Ask Me Anything" last year that the site's information-dense setup was often confronting to new users, hence the need...
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Tesla: Autopilot was on - andTesla has confirmed that Autopilot was enabled on the Model X that crashed, fatally, in California last week, though says the driver ignored multiple warnings before the incident. The crash saw driver... Wei Huang collide with a concrete highway lane divider last Friday, March 23. He later died in hospital from his injuries. At the time, Tesla blamed the severity …
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Woman Thought She Had FoodA 34-year-old woman from Washington DC suffering from cramps and gas thought she had food poisoning. Doctors, however, discovered a tumor in her colon, diagnosing her with stage 4 colon cancer.
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Facebook doubles the amount ofFacebook actually stopped harmful content from spreading.  The company said in a press release Monday that it removed or added a content warning to 1.9 million pieces of "ISIS and al-Qaeda" content... in January through March — twice the amount it removed in the previous three months.  SEE ALSO: A UK journalist is suing Facebook for defamation over fake ads Supposedly, 99 percent of that content was removed because Facebook's technology and employees found it, not because users reported it.  "In most cases, we found this material due to advances in our technology, but this also includes detection by our internal reviewers," wrote Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, its global head of counterterrorism policy. 
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The FCC's Bullshit OrderThe Federal Communications Commission's revocation of Barack Obama-era net neutrality rules (misleadingly billed as Restoring Internet Freedom Order) starts going into effect today. But net neutrality... isn't dead--yet.
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Hackers may have used yourSome Gmail users discovered spam messages for things like "growth supplements" in their "Sent" folders, with the emails being delivered to email addresses they did not recognize. To many, this was a... signal that hackers obtained access to their Google account and used it for spam campaigns. However, it turns out this wasn't the case, and Google already fixed the security issue. "My email account has sent out 3 spam emails in the past hour to a list of about 10 addresses that I don't recognize," a Gmail user said on Google's forums "I changed my password immediately after the first one, but then it happened again 2 more times. The subject of the emails is weight loss and growth supplements for men advertisements. I have reported them as spam. Please help, what else can I do to ensure my...
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Shanghai gets automated bankShanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots
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US Army could enlist robotsThe US Army and University of Minnesota have developed materials that mimic the flexibility of invertebrates like worms and squids and could one day be 3D-printed on the battlefield.
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Google just made usingIf you're not using two-factor authentication on every single important online account, especially including your primary email account, you should probably rethink your security priorities.... Unfortunately, the inconvenience of some two-factor systems keep users who "don't think I have anything to lose" away from the system, making them far more vulnerable. Google has one of the best and most secure two-factor systems available on any major product. Since last year, Google has encouraged users to use "device prompts," which are a push notification sent to your existing Android device, or the Google app on iOS. As of today, however, device prompts have become even more convenient, as iOS users only need to have the Gmail app installed. Provided that you have two-factor authentication turned...
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Where the Brain Detects Changes in Natural Sounds

Neuroscience News - 12 Apr 2018 03:46
A new study sheds light on how the brain tunes into relevant changes in natural sound to optimize behavior.
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Ignore thoseWarranty-void-if-removed stickers are one of the biggest barriers to fixing things yourself. You might want to go digging around inside your external hard drive to see why it just decided to die, but... in doing so, you'll probably have to pierce a small piece of foil and give up any hope of ever getting a working gadget back. Companies argue that warranty stickers are necessary to ensure that no one has tampered with the inside of a device, causing unseen damage that isn't the result of a product defect. But the result is an economy where items are far less likely to be repaired than just disposed, and a complete monopoly over the repair industry for the original manufacturer. However, the actual legal enforcement of those warranty stickers has always been debated, and in a new letter, the...
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Memories have unique genetic signatures that reveal what they are. The finding could lead to ways to read and alter memories in people with PTSD or phobias
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Windows 10 Spring CreatorsMicrosoft's next Windows 10 upgrade, code-named Redstone 4 and informally known as the Spring Creators Update, improves Windows in numerous ways. But Microsoft has also added innumerable... under-the-hood adjustments. That's why this roundup exists: to underscore smaller additions you might miss, or explain subtle changes in how Windows 10 works. Unlike previous lists we've compiled, though, some of these hidden features seem tentative, with more work clearly needed. Fortunately, Microsoft seems inclined to keep developing Windows 10, with no major replacement on the radar. (We'll highlight the very best features as part of our review, due soon.)
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Researchers can now createScientists at Berkeley Labs have discovered a way to create long-lasting 3D-printed structures, some smaller than a human hair, entirely out of liquid by using a "nanoparticle supersoap" to keep the... liquids separate. The post Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple co-founder Steve WozniakTech pioneer says Facebook 'brought me more negatives than positives' and says Apple, which he founded with Steve Jobs, 'has more secure ways to share things about yourself.'... Wozniak's departure marks the latest in back-and-forth criticism by rival tech leaders.        
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Backpage.com seized by fedsMultiple United States Federal government agencies have seized the classifieds website Backpage.com. Anyone who attempts to visit the website will see an alert stating that the domain and its... affiliated websites have been seized. The shutdown was performed as part of an “enforcement action” that involved the US Postal Inspection Service, the FBI, and the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division. The …
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India just cracked down onIndian officials are not here for your cryptocurrency games.  Government officials with the Reserve Bank of India announced on Thursday that, effective immediately, banks would be prohibited from... "dealing with or providing services to any individuals or business entities dealing with or settling virtual currencies." SEE ALSO: A little-known token may be fueling Bitcoin's rise. Critics say it's a scam. Essentially, that means people in India are now unable to move money from bank accounts to exchanges in order to buy cryptocurrency. What's more, if you've sold your fat gains for cash, you are no longer able to move that money back to your bank account.
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