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How an invite-only meeting at Apple's luxury loft in New York set the stage for one of the world's biggest subscription businesses (AAPL)

Apple's App Store may be the world's largest software distribution platform. But there are concerns that the competitiveness of the marketplace may m...

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These are the most positively reviewed apps in the history of the Apple App Store — and the top result may surprise you (AAPL)

Apple's App Store has over 2 million apps, so it can be hard to find which ones are worth your time and which ones aren't.  That&...

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5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead (AAPL)

You're not alone: everyone wants to eke out more time from their iPhone battery. But you might not be going about it the right way. Because so many people have iP...

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Samsung's long-awaited foldable phone is 'not far away' — here are 7 things to expect from the Galaxy X

For years, we've heard rumors about a Samsung foldable smartphone called the Galaxy X. The phone still hasn't surfaced — but Samsun...

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Here are Ninja's settings in 'Fortnite' that help him play so well

Based on Ninja's performance while he's playing "Fortnite," you know for a fact that whatever he's doing is wo...

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The latest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhones are here — here's what's new (AAPL)

A new set of iPhone rumors suggests Apple is releasing three new models this year.  Two of the phones could get Apple Pencil support, according to the report...

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The tech angle in dogs, mac and cheese and working out

Welcome back to TechCrunch Mixtape, the podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I, Henry Oliver Pickavet, talk about some of the stories of the week that we feel like talking abou...

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Tesla Short Sellers Actually Made Over $1 Billion After Musk's Taking-Private Tweet

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: Investors betting that Tesla stock will lose value -- so-called "shorts" -- have made $1.2 billion since CEO Elon...

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See Hasbro make its first Power Rangers toy: A highly detailed White Ranger - CNET

Exclusive: Tommy the White Ranger kicks off Hasbro's Lightning Collection, a premium line of Power Rangers figures...

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Australians Who Won't Unlock Their Phones Could Face 10 Years In Jail

An anonymous reader quotes the Sophos security blog: The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals' data. If they can&...

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Iris Automation Is Hiring C++ Engineers – Perception for Drones

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See the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 500M Limited Edition - CNET

It's translucent, it's got a 2TB hard drive and it's a limited edition run of 50,000 consoles...

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Nvidia Is Giving Up On the Cryptocurrency Mining Market

"Nvidia's nine-month crypto gold rush is over," reports the Los Angeles Times. An anonymous reader quotes their report: "Ou...

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When China Rules the Web

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Uber reportedly lost $981M in the second quarter of 2018 as growth slows

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Uber reportedly lost $891M in the second quarter of 2018 as growth slows

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Trump tweets that social media firms discriminate against the right - CNET

The president accuses social media of "closing down the opinions" of conservatives...

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Is serverless insecure? Let's find out

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New VORACLE Attack Can Recover HTTP Data From Some VPN Connections

"A new attack named VORACLE can recover HTTP traffic sent via encrypted VPN connections under certain conditions," reports Bleeping Computer, citing...

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Linux Study Argues Monolithic OS Design Leads To Critical Exploits

Long-time Slashdot reader Mike Bouma shares a paper (via OS News) making the case for "a small microkernel as the core of the trusted computing base, with OS serv...

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The new MacBook Pros with T2 chips do indeed kernel panic randomly

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HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook

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See Hasbro make its first Power Rangers toy: A highly-detailed White Ranger - CNET

Exclusive: Tommy the White Ranger kicks off Hasbro's Lightning Collection, a premium line of Power Rangers figures...

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Twitter Is 'Rethinking' Its Service, and Suspending 1M Accounts Each Day

Twitter's CEO told the Washington Post he's "rethinking" core parts of Twitter: Dorsey said he was experimenting with feat...

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Prenda Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Pirate Bay Honeypot Case

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Netflix Has Deleted Every User Review Ever Posted to Its Website

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This straight-up audiophile turntable costs less than you'd think - CNET

Looking to step up your vinyl game? The $999 MoFi StudioDeck looks, sounds and feels terrific -- and it’s made in the US...

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spen...

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Wifi Could Be Used To Detect Guns and Bombs, Researchers Say

An anonymous reader quotes the BBC: Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New J...

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Hawaiian pizza invented by a Greek in Canada inspired by Chinese dishes

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The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the first new Volvo you can subscribe to — and the monthly payment includes insurance and maintenance

The Volvo XC40 is the newest and smallest addition to the Swedish automaker's SUV lineup. It arrives at the perfect time for Volvo, as the luxury compact SUV segm...

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Self-Driving Car Makers Prepare to Blame “Jaywalkers”

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Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

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Dear Academia, I loved you, but I’m leaving you (2014)

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H-1B Visa Use Soared Last Year At Major Tech Firms

"Even as the White House began cracking down on U.S. work visas, major Silicon Valley technology firms last year dramatically ramped up hiring of workers under th...

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The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse

I've been an avid user of Airbnb, the popular home-rental service, for nearly a decade, using the platform to visit 30+ countries. In recent years, I&#039...

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Listening test: Sennheiser’s iconic headphone comes in for a makeover - CNET

The flagship Sennheiser HD 800S isn’t going away, but now with the HD 820 there’s a closed-back version. I gave it a listen...

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Smarking (YC W15) Is Hiring On-Site Freelance Back End Engineers in SF

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Global unicorn exits hit multi-year high in 2018

Unicorn exits are taking flight. With the IPO window wide open, an apparent record number of venture-backed companies privately valued over $1 billion have launched public off...

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Google rolls back Android Messages to old design and removes dark mode

On Thursday, it looked as though Google was starting to roll out a redesigned version of its vital Android Messages app. The update featured some visual changes like get...

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Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

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Encrypt NFSv4 with TLS Encryption Using Stunnel

The systems and database administrator for a Fortune 500 company notes that while NFS is "decades old and predating Linux...the most obvious feature missing from...

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16 Companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch

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Companies from the YC Summer 2018 Batch

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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer dApp

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app&#8221...

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Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer decentralized app

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app&#8221...

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Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality

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Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study

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The 27 greatest movie franchises of all time, according to critics

Over the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built an expansive set of films while raising the critical and commercial expectations for ongoing movie series. But ex...

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EU Accepts Resolution Abolishing Planned Obsolescence, Making Devices Easier to Repair

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo writes: The European Parliament accepted a resolution to lengthen consumer goods and software's longevity, a counter to the alle...

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As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features — here's how to use it

With nearly 200 million monthly users — of which a staggering 83 million are paid subscribers — Spotify is one of the most...

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A Nerd’s Way to Walk Up the Stairs (2011)

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Shows and movies on Hulu: September 2018 - CNET

Fall TV is finally back!...

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The Mighty Honeybee Is Fighting Poverty and Deforestation in Zanzibar

On this Tanzanian archipelago, conservation and economic development are intertwined...

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Regarding the Most Recent Amazon Mechanical Turk Data Contamination

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Google needs to apologize for violating the trust of its users once again (GOOG, GOOGL)

An Associated Press investigation recently discovered that Google still collects its users' location data even if they have their Location History turned off. Aft...

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Tech's most egregious violations of user privacy

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Airlines are using these 5 planes to replace the Boeing 747 jumbo jet (BA)

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet's days as a passenger plane are numbered. In fact, Boeing admits that the future of the 747 is as a cargo plane.  Over t...

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After Employee Revolt, Google Says It's 'Not Close' To Launching Search In China

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Reports from earlier this month claimed Google was working on products for the Chinese market, detailing plans for a sea...

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Who's the Sharp Objects killer? The top theories, broken down - CNET

Viewers of HBO's Southern gothic mystery who haven't read the book have some weird, dark ideas about who the killer might be. Spoiler-free up to Epis...

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Wall Street analysts were blown away by the Tesla Model 3's 'next-gen, military-grade' tech — and say that's why the base model will never turn a profit (TSLA)

UBS analysts disassembled a Tesla Model 3 to compare it with other electric vehicles. "Tesla delivered the best powertrain at the lowest cost," the i...

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A startup founder says job candidates focus on the wrong thing when negotiating their pay with startups — here's what they should look at instead

Henry Ward, cofounder and CEO of Carta, says tech workers make a common mistake in evaluating job offers from startups. Those offers are typically heavy weighted toward stoc...

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The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks Hollywood has a better blueprint for innovation than Silicon Valley —and he's taking his cues from Netflix to fix it (NFLX)

Phil Libin, the founder of Evernote, thinks Silicon Valley could learn a lot from Hollywood when it comes to fostering innovation. He thinks Netflix in particular offers an...

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Hug your old Mac with these retro pillows

We all love our computers a lot (most of the time). But what if you could give your favorite gadget an actual hug? That’s where pillow company Throwboy comes in, with...

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A Costly CIA Mistake, a Campaign Hack, and More Security News This Week

New cyberwar policy, body scanners in Los Angeles, and more of the week's top security news...

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Best Weekend Tech Deals: Bose QuietComfort, Galaxy Note 9, iPad, Xbox One S

The best tech and gaming deals this weekend: Apple, Bose, Beats, Galaxy Note 9, Roku, and more...

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Owning Guns Is Sort of Like Owning Rattlesnakes

Author Michael Bishop's 'Rattlesnakes and Men' is about a town where everyone owns a dangerous ophidian...

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A Straightforward Timeline of the FCC's Twisty DDoS Debacle

It's a complicated situation and a complicated subject. Maybe this will simplify things...

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Forget about Tesla going private — there's still time for Apple to buy the company (TSLA, AAPL)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the middle of a go-private saga around the carmaker. Various ways to fund a potential deal have been debated, but nothing solid has yet emerged. Ye...

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The asset manager behind one of the first blockchain ETFs is preparing a $100 million crypto hedge fund even as the market sheds billions

Reality Shares, the tiny asset manager known for its blockchain exchange-traded fund, is preparing to launch a $100 million cryptocurrency hedge fund. It joins a crowded mar...

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Inside chat app Symphony's battle to break into a $28 billion Wall Street market — and avoid becoming Bloomberg roadkill

Major Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have invested almost $300 million in Symphony, a startup building encrypted, cloud-based communication tools. Google...

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My Life in Pens (2009)

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Show HN: Interactive Wallpaper animated art tool (symmetry groups)

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Building a simple static site generator in 100 lines

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Redux vs. The React Context API

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Rescale Is Hiring Senior Back End Engineers in San Francisco

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Oracle stops Java SE for commercial use starting January 2019

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An Ultrahot Exoplanet Has Metallic Skies

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This Ultrahot Exoplanet Has Metallic Skies

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Space Photos of the Week: Supersized Saturn and Jumbo Jupiter

Sometimes the big guys, with their massive storms and fun-for-kids-to-draw rings, get all the attention...

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PK360 Grill & Smoker Review: Well-Built Cooking Excellence

PK's grill-and-smoker combo is solidly constructed and has excellent temperature control...

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Germany might take diesel VWs off the road if recalls are ignored - Roadshow

95 percent of the 2.46 million affected vehicles had been fixed by June, so it's not a widespread issue...

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9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

We visit an underground town Down Under; delve into the pain of being Twitter hacked; and review Samsung's Galaxy Note 9...

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iPhone X vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which flagship phone is the best? - CNET

It's the battle of the giants as we weigh Apple against Google. See which one wins...

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The Dota 2 competition 'International' is coming up, are you ready for battle? - CNET

Sure, Dota 2 is only a video game, but the winning team in this global e-sports contest will pocket nearly $11 million...

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Apple gets hacked from Australia, and catches flak in Japan and Turkey - CNET

Here's a recap of all the iPhone news this week...

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The Usefulness of Abstracting Over Time

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Mastodon Is Better Than Twitter: Elevator Pitch

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OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile, its first US carrier partner - CNET

Don't worry, there's still a global version that will launch at the same time in October...

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7 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($250-$550)

The absolute best Android and iOS phones you can buy for under $550...

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Scientists Are Developing a Unique Identifier for Your Brain

A neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity...

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