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MPlayer, VLC Media Player Hit By Critical Vulnerability

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been spotted in the LIVE555 media streaming library used by popular media players such as VLC and MPlayer. "Mai...

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Elon Musk's superfast LA underground 'loop' is coming sooner than you think - CNET

The Boring Company is almost ready to show off its first tunnel under L.A. designed to be the ultimate hack for commuters...

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DNA tests that cost as much as $750 claim to tell you which antidepressant is best for you, but scientists say they're not worth the money

Several companies make DNA tests that claim to tell you how well you'll respond to certain antidepressants based on your genetic profile. Two personalized medicin...

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Status.github.com: “We're failing over a data storage system”

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Web accessibility for 2019

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Must-See Tech Talks for Every Programmer (2014)

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Must-See Tech Talks for Every Programmer

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Google's amazing Pixel 3 and the sleek Samsung Galaxy S9 are 2 of the best Android smartphones on the market — here's which one you should buy (GOOG, GOOGL)

We're pretty lucky smartphone buyers, you and me: we have an amazing array of smartphones to chose from with different features and design. And yet, you can only...

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TSA Lays Out Plans To Use Facial Recognition For Domestic Flights

The TSA has released its roadmap to use biometrics technology in the coming years. The Verge reports: Customs and Border Protection has been using facial recognition to screen...

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How the Internet of Things will transform consumerism, enterprises, and governments over the next five years

The Internet of Things is fueling the data-based economy and bridging the divide between physical and digital worlds. Consumers, companies, and governments will install more...

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RedisGraph: a fast, queryable property graph database for Redis

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iPhone XR camera: Just how good will it be? - CNET

It's only got one lens, while the iPhone XS has two. But what else is different?...

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Here's how Square's outgoing CFO, Sarah Friar, exercised financial discipline to grow the $32 billion company 40% each quarter (SQ, TWTR)

Square's chief financial officer, Sarah Friar, is leaving to become chief executive of neighbourhood social network Nextdoor. Square's stock price fe...

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Addison Lee and Oxbotica ink self-driving deal, will offer autonomous car services in London by 2021

After undertaking a year-long investigation with Ford and four other mobility specialists on how to build self-driving systems that integrate with London’s e...

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Facebook reportedly shopping for a cybersecurity company - CNET

Acquisition would aim to shore up security following the largest hack in the company's history...

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Even After Fix, Windows 10 Update Is Botching File Operations

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The Single Board Computer Database

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Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

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Armenia Opens $50 Million Bitcoin, Ethereum Mining Farm

Armenia has opened a cryptocurrency mining farm to the tune of $50 million. It reportedly mines Bitcoin and Ethereum and consists of 3,000 machines. Chepicap reports: The coun...

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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

Ziad Reslan Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may b...

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Investors are betting $660 million that 'Viagra on demand' is the future of healthcare

Investors are pouring hundreds of millions into startups that are changing how we get healthcare by keeping patients out of doctors' offices. These companies are...

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Mass-Produced Electric Lada from 30 Years Ago

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Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes and Heart Disease, Study Reveals

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study [published in the journal JAMA Network Open] goes on...

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Ask HN: What would you work on without internet access?

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The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intel...

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No More Entrepreneurial “Struggle Porn”

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No More “Struggle Porn”

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Relationship Hero (YC S17) Is Hiring Coaches – Full Time $15/Hr Remote

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Relationship Hero (YC S17) Is Hiring Coaches

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Grimes and Elon Musk seem to have reconnected — here's what you need to know about the Canadian singer and producer who is spending time with Tesla's CEO (TSLA)

At the Met Gala in early May, a surprising new couple showed up on the red carpet: billionaire tech CEO Elon Musk and Canadian musician and producer Grimes. While Musk has lo...

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Joachim Roenneberg, who foiled Nazi nuclear plan, has died

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Show HN: termwm: A floating WM of terminals inside your terminal

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Experimental Android App Determines Alertness By Examining Eyes

An experimental new Android app developed by a team at Cornell University is designed to determine a person's alertness by examining their eyes. The app, called A...

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Super Mario Party is Nintendo Switch’s best game

When I bought the Nintendo Switch a few months ago, my friends told me to buy Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That&am...

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3 reasons you should buy the iPhone XS Max instead of the standard iPhone XS (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this year: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. While the iPhone XR is in a league of its own&am...

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It’s time for tech giants to retire the ‘keynote’ — Apple, Google, and others are all making the same mistake with their product launches

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs popularized the "tech keynote" back in the mid-80s, where he would walk on stage to a crowd of hundreds of fans to announc...

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Ties to Saudi Prince Weigh on SoftBank Fund’s Future

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An update on GNU performance

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The Looming Danger of Non-Banks

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18 software stocks that have the 'durability' to defy a choppy market

Tech stocks took a beating in last week's market-wide sell off.  But one Wall Street analyst thinks a special breed of software companies are wel...

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IT departments will spend $3.8 trillion next year — here's where that money's going

Global IT spending is forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2019, according to analyst firm Gartner. The number reflects continued growth, though at a slower rate than past years...

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A Blue Pill Is Stopping HIV, World-First Study Shows

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SICP Goodness – The Environment Model

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Windows 10 Will Banish Spectre Slowdowns With Google's Retpoline Patch

Microsoft is including Google's mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 speculative execution side-channel attack in the next release of Windows 10, currently codena...

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This artist's home theater and movie museum will freak you out - CNET

Show Us Yours: Artist Paul Snyder's home houses not only his movie theater, but also a museum filled with homemade statues of famous Hollywood characters you have...

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Marvel's Daredevil season 3 big bad talks about donning the iconic white suit - CNET

Actors Vincent D'Onofrio, Jay Ali and Wilson Bethel reveal the dangers of becoming Wilson Fisk's puppets in the Netflix show...

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Slack engineer figures out way to load messages into a 1995 SNES game

Slack is a relatively simple chat application with a powerfully complex set of capabilities. Case in point: Bertrand Fan’s “Slack on a SNES” project, in which the...

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The NYPD is pulling thousands of body cameras after one ‘burst into flames’

The New York City Police Department has been working for years to test and outfit its entire force with body cameras, with a goal of having one for every officer by next...

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Here's how Google's new $150 Home Hub compares to the Amazon Echo Show (AMZN, GOOGL, GOOG)

A year after Amazon introduced its first smart display, the Echo Show, Google has responded with its own version: the Google Home Hub.  It's good...

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Run Perl in the browser with WebPerl

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Hello P5.js Web Editor

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The future is bright for Netflix and bleak for basic cable — these 3 charts show why (NFLX)

Traditional pay TV faces a bleak future, a new survey indicates. Nearly a third of consumers now say they don't subscribe to any kind of multi-channel pay TV serv...

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Who Are My Investors?

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How the Finnish Survive Without Small Talk

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Finnish people often forgo the conversational niceties that are hard-baked into other cultures, and typically don&#03...

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Facts and charts that show the world is getting better

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How brands can benefit as voice streamlines product discovery, drives sales, and boosts customer loyalty (GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intel...

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This self-storage startup lets you take your extra stuff and rent it to strangers for cash or cryptocurrency

Omni — a San Francisco-based self-storage startup that's raised over $40 million — is&am...

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Game of Thrones shot a reunion special with Conan O'Brien - CNET

Sean Bean says the comedian hosted a farewell show of some kind in Northern Ireland...

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Prime members spend way more on Amazon than other customers — and the difference is growing (AMZN)

The difference between purchases made by Amazon Prime members and regular customers is widening, according to a new report by Consumer Intelligence Research P...

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List of people claimed to be Jesus

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The high-return activity of raising others' aspirations

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Will Tech Leave Detroit In the Dust?

As automotive companies shift their focus to software and services in the pursuit of self-driving cars, the impact to large manufacturing cities like Detroit could be drastic...

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BCG vaccine reverses Type 1 diabetes, 8-year study shows

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Antiwar Movement Spreads Among Tech Workers

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George Lucas and Jon Favreau get together in ... a cantina? - CNET

The Star Wars creator apparently paid a visit to the set of The Mandalorian...

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Stop building websites with infinite scroll

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Problems with infinite scroll

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This 10-year-old coder is already so successful she's caught the attention of Google and Microsoft

10-year-old Samaira Mehta has become a kid-coder-to-watch in Silicon Valley. When she was just eight, she built a game called CoderBunnyz to help teach other kids how to cod...

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This 10-year-old coder is already so successful she's already caught the attention of Google and Microsoft

10-year-old Samaira Mehta has become a kid-coder-to-watch in Silicon Valley. When she was just eight and she built a game called CoderBunnyz to help teach other kids how to...

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Online dating could be worth $12 billion — and it's all thanks to Tinder, analyst says (MTCH)

Match Group is rallying Friday after a Wall Street analyst launched coverage with a bullish price target of $66 — 28% above where shares settled Thursday. No...

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Rescale Is Hiring Senior Back End Engineers in San Francisco

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Rescale Is Hiring Senior Back-End Engineers in San Francisco

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Germany Urges Global Minimum Tax For Digital Giants

Germany is backing a global minimum tax rate as Europe looks to levy tax notably on U.S. tech giants. "Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from t...

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Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

I can confidently say I could live without my Apple Watch. But I also can confidently say I wouldn’t want to. The fourth-generation Apple Watch is the best, most accessible...

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This CEO is paying 600,000 strangers to help him build human-powered AI that's 'whole orders of magnitude better than Google'

Hive is a Silicon Valley startup that's best known for its AI-powered image recognition system, with customers including NASCAR.  The dirty littl...

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Elon Musk trolls 'virgin' Fortnite players, game fights back - CNET

The billionaire businessman and the hit game had a brief but entertaining Twitter fight...

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These 10 brands are in the best position to avoid the retail apocalypse and win over consumers of the future

The 2018 FutureBrand Index ranked the brands that are best prepared for the future, based on the companies' corporate purpose combined with peopl...

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd explains his plan to double application revenues and bring forth new life on the cloud (ORCL)

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has come out swinging after the company missed quarterly cloud revenue projections and faced questions about the exit of the company's top...

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Scientists are starting to learn how e-cigs like the Juul can impact your health — and the results are troubling

A handful of recent studies are beginning to reveal the health effects of e-cigarette use, and they are not all positive. Some evidence has suggested that e-cigs may help ad...

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New Material Could Up Efficiency of Concentrated Solar Power

An anonymous reader shares new work that could allow us to generate electricity using supercritical carbon dioxide. Ars Technica reports: The researchers involved in the new w...

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Decentralized token swap/payment widget on any websites

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iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET

We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS...

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UK firms 'near point of no return'

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Battle of the big phones: How Google's new Pixel 3 XL compares to the jumbo iPhone XS Max (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

It's the battle of the big smartphones.  Two tech powerhouses, Apple and Google, have released extra-large devices in the past month: the iPhone...

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Two software companies, fed up with Amazon and other big cloud players, have a controversial new plan to fight back

Two open-source database companies, MongoDB and Redis Labs, grew tired of seeing Amazon take their free software and make gobs of money on it, without much benefit to them...

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Defectors from SpaceX and Blue Origin are developing a remarkable technology called 'Stargate' to help colonize other planets

There is no wiggle room once you land on Mars. You either have what you need to survive, or you die. That risk is dramatically portrayed in the sci-fi book and movie &...

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This chart reveals a growing problem for Apple — that 'customers are getting less excited for each new generation of iPhone' (AAPL)

New iPhone models haven't sold out as quickly as they have in years past.  Citi analysts have used search trends to surmise that "cu...

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Tesla's New Model 3, Lime's New Scooter, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Tesla makes yet another non-$35K Model 3, battery swapping somehow comes back, yet more evidence 'semi-autonomous' driving is confusing people, and m...

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Trump's Tweets (Once Again) Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, the internet spent a lot of time sorting through the fact and fictions in President Trump's Twitter feed...

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As unicorn valuations become the norm, more venture capitalists are relying on this legal tactic used by Square's investors to protect from down-round IPOs (SQ, CSCO)

IPO downside protections are growing in popularity as more startups raise venture capital at unicorn valuations. A new report, published by the tech law firm Fenwick &...

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Volkswagen is building an EV factory near Shanghai, should Tesla be worried? - Roadshow

The new facility will be environmentally friendly and build vehicles on the all-electric MEB platform...

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These new kitchen gadgets will change how you cook, store and dispose of your food - CNET

We got a look at the latest in food tech at the 2018 Smart Kitchen Summit...

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Keegan-Michael Key and the most ridiculous 5G interview ever - CNET

Has the 5G hype gotten out of hand? Just wait until comedic actor Keegan-Michael Key weighs in...

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9 reasons you should buy the iPhone XS instead of an iPhone XR (AAPL)

Apple has a new iPhone coming out next week. The iPhone XR was announced in September alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max. The latter two phones were released to the public on...

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Review: The Updated Fitbit Charge 3 is More of the Same, but Better

If you're going to look at an advanced fitness tracker, why not just get a smartwatch?...

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How to Stream the MLB 2018 World Series Without Cable

You don’t need cable to watch America’s pastime...

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