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Location American Gadget News for 28 Sep 2022

Intel Reveals Arc GPU PricingIntel wants to take over the GPU game with the Arc series, and it very clearly wants to take aim at NVIDIA as its primary target.
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The Oura Smart Ring Is FinallyFor optimal functionality, the sleep and fitness tracking Oura ring has until now relied on a design with a raised plateau that makes it obvious to users how it should be positioned on a finger. For... those wanting something sleeker, the company today introduced a new version of its Oura Gen3 smart ring called the...
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Wall Street Firms PayThe Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the lightest of slaps on the wrist to 16 Wall Street financial firms on Tuesday after "widespread and longstanding failures" to preserve employee... communications like texts and WhatsApp messages--a clear violation of recordkeeping provisions in the Securities Exchange Act...
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Fast Company readers who subscribe to updates from the business publication via Apple News have received a couple of obscene push notifications with racial slurs on Tuesday night. The messages caught... a lot of users off guard -- they truly could induce a spit take if you weren't expecting them -- and people took to Twitter to post screenshots. In a statement, Fast Company has told Engadget that its Apple News account was hacked and was used to send "obscene and racist" push notifications." It added that the breach was related to another hack that happened on Sunday afternoon and that it has gone as far as shutting down the whole FastCompany.com domain for now. The publication said: "Fast Company's content management system account was hacked on Tuesday evening. As a result, two obscene and...
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Fast Company Says Apple NewsThe business and technology magazine Fast Company said Tuesday night that its Apple News account had been hijacked and that the hacker had used it bombard subscribers with racist notifications.
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Elon Musk's private messages could once again land him in hot water in his legal fight with Twitter. Lawyers for the two sides once again faced off in Delaware's Court of Chancery ahead of an October... trial that will determine the fate of the deal. Among the issues raised in the more than three-hour long hearing was Musk's use of encrypted messaging app Signal. Twitter's lawyers claim that Musk has been withholding messages sent via the app, citing a screenshot of an exchange between Musk and Jared Birchall, the head of Musk's family office. According to Twitter's lawyers, the message referenced Morgan Stanley and Marc Andreesen as well as "a conversation about EU regulatory approval" of Musk's deal with Twitter. Twitter's lawyers said they uncovered a screenshot of the exchange after Musk...
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Subreddit Forces People toUnderstanding the wacky laws that get passed in Texas--my home state--to "rein in" Big Tech can get confusing. Is it free speech to tell a private company what its users are and are not allowed to... post? Or is that censorship? One of the Texas' most recent laws targets social media companies and bans them from...
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Advertisers Flee Twitter AfterReports have shown Twitter has struggled to deal with a rash of accounts peddling child sex abuse material on its platform, and now advertisers have declared they don't want their ads to associate... with a platform that can't police itself for non-consensual sexual material.
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Looper at 10: Rian Johnson'sTen years ago, when Rian Johnson's Looper was released, it was pretty universally loved. This site loved it, fans loved it, I loved it, and that adoration hasn't really gone away. However, while I... liked the film when I saw it, it's never one I felt the need to rewatch. And so, for its 10-year anniversary, I did just...
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Google Maps Will Now 'VibeWhile Amazon held its massive device showcase today, Google announced several new search features, including security updates. You can read about how Google will help you take sensitive information... off its search engine here. But if you're curious about some of the new, more UI-focused features coming to your...
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Humans Are No Match For This Sprinting Robot

Slash Gear - 28 Sep 2022 23:34
Humans Are No Match For ThisWe've seen robots dance to retro hits and navigate indoor parkour courses with more agility than some humans. Now they can set their own sprinting records, too.
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Apple Reportedly Drops Plan ToApple may not be seeing the demand it had expected, at least when it comes to the iPhone 14. That may have resulted in a big production plan change.
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Sony's PlayStation loyaltyYou won't have to wait long to earn bonuses for playing and buying PlayStation games. Sony now says its PlayStation Stars loyalty program debuts in the Americas on October 5th, while Australians and... Europeans will have access October 13th. Stars is already active in Asia, including Japan. The program is free, although you will receive some benefits if you're a PlayStation Plus member. You currently have to access Stars through the PlayStation App on mobile devices if you want the "full" experience. You can sign up on the web, however, and Sony expects to reach PlayStation consoles in the future. As previously explained, you earn rewards in PlayStation Stars by completing activities and campaigns ranging from the very basic (playing any game once a month) to the challenging (being one of...
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Stressed? Your Dog Can Probably Smell It

Gizmodo - 28 Sep 2022 23:03
Stressed? Your Dog CanA dog's snoot may be well-suited to sniffing out stress in humans, new research out Wednesday suggests. The small study found that dogs could be trained to recognize the odors of stressed people and... to distinguish these signals from those collected during non-stressful times. The findings only further highlight the...
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Taika Waititi's Time BanditsFour years ago, Taika Waititi was announced as the director for the Apple+ TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 out-of this-world sci-fi comedy Time Bandits, Now, almost the entire cast has been... revealed, and it's a doozy, led by Lisa Kudrow as Penelope and Kal-El Tuck as main character Kevin, a geeky kid who...
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft IsJuno has orbited Jupiter since July 2016, but on Thursday the spacecraft will turn its attention away from the gas giant to make a close approach to one of Jupiter's most intriguing moons: Europa.... Astrobiologists think it's possible that the Galilean moon could host some form of life in a salty ocean beneath its...
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Do you hear that distant rumbling? That's the sound of an oncoming avalanche of handheld consoles sparked by the Nintendo Switch and the Valve Steam Deck, with Verizon revealing today that it's... partnered with Razer for a game streaming focused device that will lean heavily on 5G for performance and marketing.
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Twitter says it inadvertentlyTwitter is still having trouble curbing the spread of CSAM (child sexual abuse material). Insider has learned (subscription required) that Twitter inadvertently ran ads on profiles either selling or... soliciting CSAM. In an email to marketers, the social network said it had suspended all ads on profiles, updated its detection systems, banned accounts that broke its rules and launched an investigation. Reutersnotes Coca-Cola, Disney and NBCUniversal were some of the brands whose ads appeared next to the offending content. Existing technology had already blocked over 91 percent of accounts like these, Twitter said. In its most recent transparency report, the company said it took action against 31 percent more CSAM-related accounts in the second half of 2021. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed...
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The Most Intriguing Images ofNASA's DART spacecraft was 6.8 million miles from Earth when it slammed into a football stadium-sized asteroid on Monday. Despite this immense distance, images from the impact and its aftermath are... coming in, and they're proving to be better--and far more bizarre--than we expected.
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Post-Release Editing IsThere's lots to be said about the era of streaming content as opposed to purchasing its corresponding physical counterpart. More specifically, in the world of streaming, consumers don't really own... anything. While this may take a load off your mind and keep you from having to alphabetically organize your DVD collection...
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Here's everything AmazonAmazon held its annual fall hardware event on Tuesday. As in years past, the company had a lot to share in a short amount of time. We saw it announce new Echo, Kindle and Ring devices. It also had a... few surprises up its sleeve from Eero and some of its other subsidiaries. Here's everything the company unveiled today. Kindle Scribe It only took the better part of 15 years, but Amazon is finally about to begin selling a Kindle with a stylus. Available later this year and starting at $339, the Kindle Scribe features a 10.2-inch, 300ppi front-lit display and magnetic pen. The nifty thing about Scribe is that you don't need to sync or charge the stylus, and you can use it to jot down notes, annotate books and journal. You can preorder Kindle Scribe starting today. Echo Studio and Echo Dot...
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Astronomers May Have SpottedA team of astronomers studying the gas surrounding a distant quasar believe it may carry remnants of one of the universe's first stars.
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What's the best way for YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok? Apparently, it's by continually copying its popular competitor. Yesterday, YouTube announced (via TechCrunch) that it would be adding... voiceover narrations to Shorts on iOS. It'll let you add your own commentary on top of existing videos with just a few taps. That's simple enough, but it's also something that TikTok has offered for a while, and it brings to mind Instagram's repeated attempts to copy TikTok's core features. Previously, YouTube also lifted TikTok's feature that lets you reply to comments with your own video. It's not unusual to tech companies copy each other -- Facebook and Instagram practically made a habit of it. But it also makes it clear when established companies are starting to feel defensive about their younger,...
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Andor Just Dropped One of StarAndor is so refreshing in part because it does not feel like the kind of Star Wars show that is going to drop everything, point at a familiar character arriving onto the scene, and go "look! Star... War!" And yet, out of nowhere, this week's thrilling episode dropped maybe one of the most absurdly deep-cut canonizations...
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