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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers
A + Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet. The ride hailing firm told Bloomberg hackers gleaned rider names, email addresses and phone numbers in a successful attack dating back to 2016. Personal information of drivers, including about 600,000 U.
Nov 21, 2017 11:16PM - AppleInsider (
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This Stranger Things Fan Film Shows the Upside Down as an International Threat
The mystery at the heart of Netflixs Stranger Things has only affected the small town of Hawkins, Indiana...
Nov 21, 2017 10:47PM - io9 (
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All 19 Pixar Movies, Ranked
In the past two decades, computer animation studio Pixar has captivated audiences all over the world with an abundance of original stories, unforgettable characters, unique settings, and complex emotions. Pixar makes films that arent just great animated films, but great films period. So ranking them is damn near impossible.
Nov 21, 2017 8:18PM - io9 (
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Stranger Things Gets Its Own Sweet-as-Eggos '80s Jam
Stranger Things has a well-cultivated soundtrack for its first two seasons, as well as a dynamic score, but its never gotten its own theme song. Until now. Nerdist has released an original 1980s-style jam for Stranger Things called Strangers In My Town by fictional band Bingo Bango.
Nov 21, 2017 4:03PM - io9 (
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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft. Researchers with the US Army Research Laboratory and the US Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center said their discovery opens up possibilities for new onboard features that could immediately alert the flight crew to the state of structural damage like matrix cracking and delamination as they occur, giving the crew greater opportunity to take corrective actions before catastrophic failure.
Nov 21, 2017 3:35PM - Business Insider (
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Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone
It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.
Nov 21, 2017 11:00AM - NPR-Digital Culture
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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving
Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.
Nov 17, 2017 5:47PM - NPR-Digital Culture
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How Disinformation And Distortions On Social Media Affected Elections Worldwide
Internet freedom declined again in the past year and "manipulation and disinformation tactics played an important role" in 18 countries' elections including the U.S., according to an annual report.
Nov 16, 2017 7:28PM - NPR-Digital Culture
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India Declares War On Unsafe Selfies
India's authorities have a message to share for all takes of selfies: Stay away from wild animals, cliffs, crashing surf and monsoon floods. Is anyone listening?
Nov 14, 2017 9:37PM - NPR-Digital Culture
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Security Firm Says Extremely Creepy Mask Cracks iPhone X's Face ID
A video shows the Vietnam-based Bkav apparently bypassing the feature. Apple has touted the function as secure since it was unveiled in September.
Nov 13, 2017 7:26PM - NPR-Digital Culture
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Teens in Outer Space Become the Ultimate Star-Crossed Lovers in This Poignant Short
Or rather, what could possibly go right in this scenario? Its hard enough being a teenager in love without major complications, like having a nutty, disapproving family...
Nov 21, 2017 6:55PM - io9 (
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Google collects Android users' locations even when location services are disabled
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, havent used any apps, and havent even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google when theyre connected to the internet, a Quartz investigation has revealed. Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towerseven when location services are disabledand sending that data back to Google.
Nov 21, 2017 11:31AM - Quartz (
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This AI can spot art forgeries by looking at one brushstroke
Oli Scarff | Getty by Jackie Snow November 21, 2017 Detecting art forgeries is hard and expensive. Art historians might bring a suspect work into a lab for infrared spectroscopy, radiometric dating, gas chromatography, or a combination of such tests. AI, it turns out, doesnt need all that: it can spot a fake just by looking at the strokes used to compose a piece.
Nov 21, 2017 5:06AM - MIT Technology Review (
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The Future of Art: See a Stunning Human/Robot Dance Duet
Man, machine, and music harmonize beautifully in the captivating performance.
Nov 19, 2017 8:59PM - Futurism (
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Drug Discovery AI to Scour a Universe of Molecules for Wonder Drugs
On a dark night, away from city lights, the stars of the Milky Way can seem uncountable. Yet from any given location no more than 4,500 are visible to the naked eye. Meanwhile, our galaxy has 100400 billion stars, and there are even more galaxies in the universe.
Nov 19, 2017 4:11PM - Singularity Hub (
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17 STEM-focused gifts to inspire kids to learn coding and love robotics
View All Gallery View 0/ More Galleries Skip View All Gallery View This is the third year weve run a STEM-focused gift guide and if youre intending to buy a child something fun and quasi-educational in holiday season 2017 its fair to say there has never been so many programmable bots and kits to choose from, all pledging to spark or sustain an interest in coding and electronics. This years guide reflects this boom in educational techie toys featuring programmable and controllable robots of all stripes and shapes, as well as some fully fledged learn-to-code computers and a few lower tech alternatives for variety (and those not wanting to give yet another gadget). Gadget makers are piling into this space because of the ability to charge top dollar for toys that can claim a few STEM smarts.
Nov 19, 2017 7:01PM - TechCrunch (
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Two-thirds of school leaders believe teacher recruitment crisis will deepen over next two years
Martin George Findings come despite government plans to reimburse student loan repayments for new teachers Two-thirds of school leaders believe teacher recruitment at their schools will get worse over the next two years, a survey has found. And when asked to name the five biggest challenges facing the education sector, 70 per cent chose teacher recruitment and retention second only to funding and almost double the number that cited government policy, in third place. The findings come in a surveyconducted bythe Academies Showwith support and analysis by an independent research consultant, Mark Gill.
Nov 13, 2017 6:35AM - Tes (
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Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames
Twitter has followed up its move to double the character limit of tweets to 280 by increasing the length of a username to 50 characters. This is far less impacting that the 280 character expansion, and certainly less controversial, but it may be useful for people with longer names or those who like to add emojis or change their name to witty statements regularly. The name function doesnt change a users Twitter handle, which remains the same.
Nov 10, 2017 4:52AM - TechCrunch (
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Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020
Uber has inked a partnership with Nasa over its flying taxi plans and says now its aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020. Specifically its signed an agreement to work with the federal government agency over the development of unmanned traffic management at a low altitude. Which makes a change from being investigated by federal agencies.
Nov 8, 2017 12:34PM - TechCrunch (
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What"s holding back VR?
When it comes to virtual reality, were in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VRs incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsetsshipped last yearis hardly cause for a ticker-tape parade.
Nov 5, 2017 7:01PM - TechCrunch (