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Microsoft Disables Word DDE Feature To Prevent Further Malware Attacks

An anonymous reader writes: As part of the December 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has shipped an Office update that disables the DDE feature in Word applications, after severa...

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Apple let a fake $5 Cuphead game into the App Store

A version of run-and-gun game Cuphead unexpectedly showed up on iOS — but it’s a scam. TouchArcade reported that an iOS version had been published today, linking to...

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Battery Ventures backs workforce management software company Quinyx in new $12M round

 Quinyx, a Stockholm-headquartered company that offers cloud-based software to help businesses manage things like employee scheduling, communication, task-man...

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Twitter's fight against harassment kicks into a higher gear - CNET

The social network releases more details on how it will punish those engaging in abusive and hateful behavior...

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Get 4 Tile trackers for $49.99 - CNET

Know someone who's always losing their keys, wallet, purse, etc.? This might be the perfect gift. Plus: the best printer deal is back!...

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The Shapa Smart Scale Never Tells You How Much You Weigh

The Shapa scale captures your health data over time. But don't expect it to show you any numbers...

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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018, From 'Black Panther' to 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Between 'Ready Player One' and three (three!) Marvel movies hitting theaters, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for big movies...

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Twitter today starts enforcing new rules around violence and hate

 Twitter today says it will begin to enforce new rules related to how it handles hateful conduct and abusive behavior taking place on its platform. The change...

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Facebook cracks down on 'engagement bait' in News Feeds - CNET

Breathe a sigh of relief as we say goodbye to spammy "like this if..." posts on Facebook...

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Twitter starts enforcing new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct

Twitter says it will now begin enforcing the new rules it announced last month to combat abuse and hateful conduct, including threats of violence and physical harm. The...

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We tried the Bill Gates-backed veggie sausage that sizzles like real sausage — here's how it tastes

Beyond Meat launched a line of vegetarian sausages at a Whole Foods in Colorado on Monday. Beyond Meat hopes to mimic the taste and texture of meat. The plant-based foods ca...

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Carnegie Mellon’s ‘Superhuman AI’ bests leading Texas Hold’em poker pros

 A new paper published by Science today details how Libratus, an AI developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon’s computer science departmen...

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How Area 51 became the center of alien conspiracy theories

Area 51 has been the focal point of alien conspiracy theories in America for decades. The remote military base in the Nevada desert has a lot of history, and...

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson reacts to the backlash and addresses the movie's most shocking moments

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" writer-director Rian Johnson addresses the fan backlash that his movie isn't like the original trilogy. He ex...

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Netflix arranged a surprise proposal for two streaming superfans

 Netflix is to dating what going to the movies once was, so it makes a lot of sense that couples would remember the streaming service and some of its signatur...

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It’s un-elfin’-believable what toys can do now - CNET

This year's top holiday toys come to life in new ways by responding to voice and motion commands...

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Inside the Bone Lab Where Specimens Prepare for the Afterlife

The California Academy of Sciences is no static natural history museum—it's a place where living, breathing science happens. Well, sort of...

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Baby tech makers, please figure out what parents actually need - CNET

Commentary: There’s a growing list of kid tech like oxygen sensors, scales and Wi-Fi cameras. But I’ve barely bought in because most of this stuff misses the point...

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Impostor Syndrome: How I fight the feelings that I'm a fake - CNET

Commentary: It’s hard to be creative when a voice in your head keeps saying you suck. CNET's Bonnie Burton shares her struggle with Impostor Syndrome, and tips...

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NIO launches its ES8 all-electric SUV in China

 Electric vehicle startup NIO has launched its first production car, the ES8 – a fully electric SUV with 220 miles of range, fast charging t...

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Facebook will soon demote posts that beg for likes, comments, and shares

Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or “engagement bait” posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting...

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Man arrested over murder of British diplomat in Lebanon was an Uber driver

Rebecca Dykes was killed and dumped on a roadside in Beirut on Saturday. The man suspected of killing the British diplomat is an Uber driver. He reportedly has a criminal re...

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America's 'Rent Crisis' May Be Ending

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: A new study suggests that nearly a decade of housing shortages and rising rents in the U.S. may be reversing course... From 2010 to 2016, A...

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BMW teams up with Solid Power to develop solid-state batteries for cars

 Automaker BMW is chasing that solid-state battery tech carrot, same as most everyone else in the industry. Today, it’s announcing a new par...

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OpenEMR is Accepting Donations on OpenCollective

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Virgin Hyperloop One said to add Richard Branson as Chair and raise $50M

 It’s probably no surprise that billionaire Richard Branson is going to be taking a more active role in Virgin Hyperloop One, considering th...

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Why You Should Almost Always Add Swap Space [Linux]

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Linux Performance: Why You Should Almost Always Add Swap Space

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China's Nio takes on Tesla with a car half the price of Model X

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Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025

 Toyota is finally revealing the details of its plan to catch up with some of its rivals on electrification; the automaker has focused primarily on hybrids an...

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Flu Season Is Here Early. Why Didn't We See It Coming?

The best flu models still can't project the infection's trajectory more than a couple of weeks into the future. Here's how that could ch...

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WeWork’s New Startup Incubator Promises 'Fertile Paradise'

WeWork is quietly recruiting startups to a project called Area 51 Paradise Ranch, an incubator and "launchpad."...

Wired

Facebook will downrank those spammy posts that ask you to tag your friends

Facebook will punish spammy posts from would-be viral publishers that ask you to tag a friend or hit "like" in response to a post, t...

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Overture JS: FastMail's web app library

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Is Silicon Valley threatening democracy?

Noam Cohen, author of “The Know-It-Alls,” thinks so, and explains why on the latest Recode Decode. Libertarianism — or, at least, a version of it — is popular am...

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Google gets into the spirit with Holiday Doodle series - CNET

Google is set to tell a story through the medium of Doodles over the coming weeks...

CNET

A UK gaming studio involved with Forza and Hitman is set to IPO at £145 million

UK gaming studio Sumo Digital has announced it will go public on the London Stock Exchange this week in a listing that will see it valued at £145 million. Fo...

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Online mattress startup Simba closes £40 million investment round

Simba raises £40 million 'Series B' investment, led by VC Atami Capital. Forecasting revenue of £41 million this...

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Facebook is clamping down on posts that shamelessly beg for your engagement

 A lot of crap gets shared on Facebook, but coming soon the volume may be a little less after Facebook made a move to penalize content that shamelessly begs...

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Impatient With Colleges, Employers Design Their Own Courses

Technology companies and other employers are crafting their own curricula and sharing them with colleges and universities...

Wired

Facebook is clamping down on posts that ask people for Likes or shares

Facebook has identified a new kind of spam: Engagement baiting. Facebook is cracking down on a new type of clickbait: Posts that ask people to Like or share or comment...

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Poor broadband access means 4% of British premises can't stream Netflix in Ultra HD

There are still more than 1 million households and businesses which can't access a basic level of superfast broadband. These premises can't stream a...

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France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon

 The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according to Re...

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IEDM 2017 – Intel versus GLOBALFOUNDRIES at the Leading Edge

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Intel vs GlobalFoundries at the leading edge

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FarmCrowdy raises $1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market

 Bringing small scale Nigerian farmers to a broader market has netted the new startup Farmcrowdy $1 million from investors including Techstars, Cox Ventures a...

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Vainglory's World Championships shows mobile e-sports is a thing - CNET

With twelve teams and over $140,000 up for grabs, the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championships in Singapore played out to a full house...

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Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (2014)

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Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day [2014]

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Relax by a yule log with Lil BUB the internet cat - CNET

Famous cat Lil BUB purrs, snorts, and wheezes the night away in front of a roaring fireplace in this festive hour-long video...

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WheelStreet is bringing dock-less motorbikes to India’s cities

 By now the world is familiar with the rise of on-demand bicycle services, which started out with Mobike and Ofo in China, but one startup is twisting the con...

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Amazon Prime UK could face probe over late deliveries - CNET

UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is mulling an investigation into Amazon Prime after shoppers complain they’re not receiving shipments as quickly as advertised...

CNET

ING: Bitcoin will be a niche asset for 'tech nerds,' the privacy-obsessed, and criminals

ING: "Bitcoin has little to offer to a wider audience, and will likely return to being a niche product for a select group of enthusiasts." Economist...

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CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

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

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Ask Slashdot: What's The Worst IT-Related Joke You've Ever Heard?

dryriver writes: In just about any field of employment -- whether you're a 3D artist, a pastry chef or a lawyer -- there's an abundance of jokes rela...

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10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL, MSFT, TSLA)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know to start off the week. 1. A bombshell letter claims that Uber hacked into competitors&a...

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Why a Pill That's 4 Cents in Tanzania Costs Up to $400 in the U.S

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Chainer Chemistry: A Library for Deep Learning in Biology and Chemistry

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Surgeon admits to branding initials on patients' livers

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Mino Games Is Hiring a Back End Programmer in Montreal

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Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment

 Horizons Ventures, the VC firm founded by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing, has made a rare early-stage investment after it backed AI st...

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Ajit Pai Taunts Net Neutrality Critics. Mark Hamill Taunts Ajit Pai

An anonymous reader writes: Just days before voting to repeal net neutrality regulations, FCC chairman Ajit Pai introduced a comedy video at the annual gathering of the Feder...

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Math behind rotation in MS Paint (2011)

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Math behind rotation in MS Paint

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How China got a U.S. senator to do its political bidding

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THE MOBILE CARRIER LANDSCAPE: How AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are overcoming slow user growth amid a fierce price war

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

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Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband

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Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash

 Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex&#82...

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Uber ride-hailing comes to BBM — because some people in the world still use BBM

 It’s been some time since Uber made its full service available inside messaging apps — most notably Facebook Messenger &a...

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Hybridizer: High-Performance C# on GPUs

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Tencent and JD.com invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba

 Tencent, the internet giant that recently became Asia’s first $500 billion company, is continuing its investment spree after it agreed to b...

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What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL (2014)

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What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL

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Static Memory JavaScript with Object Pools (2013)

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Static Memory JavaScript with Object Pools

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What I Look for In Tech Startups

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Can Intel's 'Management Engine' Be Repurposed?

Long-time Slashdot reader iamacat writes: Not a day goes by without a story about another Intel Management Engine vulnerability. What I get is that a lot of consumer PCs can a...

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Can People Choose to Change Their Personality Traits? (2015) [pdf]

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Can People Choose to Change Their Personality Traits? [pdf]

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A Book Recommendation for Bill Gates: The Story of PLATO

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: This holiday season, many Slashdot readers are likely to find gifts under the tree because of Bill Gates' book picks. Not...

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The busiest airport in the world has been shut down by a catastrophic power outage

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport suffered a catastrophic power outage on Sunday. The outage is believed to have been caused by a fire at an underground Georg...

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Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion

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Inside the Home of Instant Pot

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A cheat-sheet for mathematical notation with translations to JavaScript

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Power Outage Strands Thousands at US Airport. 600 Flights Cancelled

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: A power outage at the world's busiest airport left thousands of passengers stranded in dark terminals and in planes sitting on the...

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Learning to embrace conflict as a part of startup culture

 Most team leaders will agree on the majority of decisions that need to be made and good startup teams seem telepathic at times, but there are inevitably goin...

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Google Reveals the Most-Trending Searches of 2017

"Google's annual list of the most popular searches is here, offering a peek into what people are really thinking about," writes CNN. An...

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Automated crypto mining on Linux with Nvidia

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Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program - CNET

Program was discontinued in 2012, but its backers say it still exists, the New York Times reports...

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ITX-sized 7-node ARM-64 cluster

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We need internet that isn't owned by big telecom

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President Obama's Fake FCC Comment against his own policy

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More than half of all private wealth has been inherited in most of Europe

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