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Microsoft sheds some light on its mysterious holographic processing unit
Wed, 24 August 2016 07:15 - The current HoloLens hardware only uses half of the chip's power.
Clinton e-mail service providers served subpoenas by House, Senate
Wed, 24 August 2016 05:11 - Letters to security firms, network provider demand data on Clinton mail security.
Comcast’s $70 gigabit deal is shockingly difficult to sign up for
Wed, 24 August 2016 02:51 - The Keyser Söze of Internet offers: Even some Comcast reps don't know it exists.
NSA-linked Cisco exploit poses bigger threat than previously thought
Wed, 24 August 2016 02:09 - With only a small amount of work, ExtraBacon will commandeer new versions of ASA.
Linux turns 25, is bigger and more professional than ever
Mon, 22 August 2016 23:56 - Just 7.7% of devs are unpaid—because Linux development is worth paying for.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks most webcams
Sat, 20 August 2016 04:49 - This latest problem highlights gaps in the Windows Insider program.
How the NSA snooped on encrypted Internet traffic for a decade
Sat, 20 August 2016 04:11 - Exploit against Cisco's PIX line of firewalls remotely extracted crypto keys.

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Earthquake leaves at least 13 dead in central Italy
Wed, 24 August 2016 16:03 - At least people 13 die and others are trapped under rubble as a magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes central Italy, officials say.
UK woman stabbed to death at Australian backpackers' hostel
Wed, 24 August 2016 15:05 - A 21-year-old British woman dies after she was attacked with a knife at an Australian backpackers' hostel, with police investigating whether it is linked to extremism.
Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without vote
Wed, 24 August 2016 14:42 - Owen Smith says if he is elected Labour leader, the party would block invoking Article 50 in Parliament unless any Brexit deal was put to the electorate.
Syria Jarablus: Turkey pounds IS positions ahead of ground operation
Wed, 24 August 2016 16:21 - A ferocious bombardment of so-called Islamic State positions marks the start of a Turkish offensive to drive the militants away from the Syrian border.
North Korea submarine fires ballistic missile
Wed, 24 August 2016 15:09 - North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, which flew for 500km (300 miles) before falling in the sea, say the US and South Korea.
Met Police to pay damages over holidaying officer probe
Wed, 24 August 2016 11:11 - A former Met Police officer who sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her after she went on holiday while on sick leave wins her case.
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The Small-Space, Big Screen Workspace
Wed, 24 August 2016 08:00 -

Jason shared this bang-for-your-buck workspace with us over in our Workspace Show and Tell Pool on Flickr, complete with a sharp-looking IKEA desk and a good bit of gear in a compact but cozy working and gaming space. Here are some more photos of his setup.


Repair Your Relationship With Your Boss by Asking for Their Advice
Wed, 24 August 2016 07:00 -

If things have been a little rocky between you and your boss lately, there’s one thing that’s sure to help you begin smoothing things out: ask them for their guidance.


Remains of the Day: Prisma for iOS Now Works Offline
Wed, 24 August 2016 06:30 -

Prisma, the popular filter app that makes photos look like literal works of art, now works offline on iOS. Previously the app relied entirely on cloud processing, but that meant performance was dependent on occasionally bottlenecked servers, as well as your phone’s data connection.


Opera Brings Its Free and Unlimited VPN to Android
Wed, 24 August 2016 06:00 -

If you’ve been on the lookout for a decent VPN on Android that won’t break the bank, your wait is over. After releasing on iOS earlier this year , Opera’s popular free and unlimited VPN is finally available for Android devices.


Today's Best Deals: $12 Tumbler, PUMA Gear, Cuisinart Griddler, and More
Tue, 23 August 2016 21:52 -

An affordable Yeti alternative, PUMA athletic gear, and the popular Cuisinart Griddler lead off Tuesday’s best deals.


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Google's Daydream VR platform reportedly launching 'in the coming weeks' - CNET
Wed, 24 August 2016 14:17 - The VR platform was announced back in May, but we've not yet seen any glimpse of a headset designed for it.
Seals wear tiny hats to study Antarctic oceans - CNET
Wed, 24 August 2016 13:59 - Scientists have found out a lot more about the melting of Antarctic ice shelves thanks to elephant seals wearing satellite trackers on their heads.
Spotify negotiating to pay less to record labels, report says - CNET
Wed, 24 August 2016 13:24 - The music streaming service currently pays around 55 percent of its revenue to major record labels, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
Super-size snake sheds skin, samples social media - CNET
Wed, 24 August 2016 12:24 - Wessie the Westbrook, Maine, snake decided to discard its 10-foot-long skin in the woods, and then it discovered Twitter.
You blew it ​Ashley Madison: Report slams dating site for security 'shortcomings' - CNET
Wed, 24 August 2016 09:47 - An investigation into the Ashley Madison hack has found that the site's owners "fell well short" of protecting customer privacy -- but 36 million members of the dating site probably already knew that.

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Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - CAIRO (AP) -- WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people - including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found....
Wi-Fi? Why not? Homeless are avid users of free web kiosks
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - NEW YORK (AP) -- An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city....
France, Germany want encrypted app makers to help stop IS
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PARIS (AP) -- France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists....
Posting could elevate severity of man's charges in killing
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PHOENIX (AP) -- A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face....
Official: FBI probing attempted cyber breach of NY Times
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is investigating attempted cyber intrusions targeting reporters of The New York Times and is looking into whether Russian intelligence agencies are responsible for the acts, a U.S. official said Tuesday....

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Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets....
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation....
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities....
Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump....
WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February....

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