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The Ember Travel Mug keeps your drink at the ideal temperature on the go (367 days old [20/11/18])

A travel mug that's quite the hot-tea

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 185 amazing Christmas gadget gift ideas (367 days old [20/11/18])

Stuck for what to buy that special someone? We've done the hard work for you

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 15 gift ideas for drinkers and alcohol lovers (367 days old [20/11/18])

Thirst-quenching presents for fans of every tipple

The 40 best iPhone and iPad games right now (367 days old [20/11/18])

UPDATED: If you’re not using your iOS devices for playing games, you’re missing out on some of the best titles mobile has to offer

Nokia 9 preview: Everything we know so far (368 days old [19/11/18])

UPDATED: A leaked case showcases the five-camera design

11 things Apple will definitely* be making soon** (368 days old [19/11/18])

*Maybe **At some point

Astro's C40 TR is a wallet-busting PS4 gamepad built for pros (368 days old [19/11/18])

Bonus buttons, mix-and-match components, and Astro's trademark polish

First 10 things you should do with your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL (368 days old [19/11/18])

Got yourself Google's latest Pixel phone? Here's how to get the best out of it...

Tiny L’Oreal wearable keeps you safe in the sun (368 days old [19/11/18])

My Skin Track/UV does what it says on the tin


NYC Creates a High-Level Position To Oversee Ethics In AI (21 minutes old)

New York City has created a position primarily to ensure that there are no biases in AI and other algorithms. Engadget reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued an executive order creating a position for an Algorithms Management and Policy Officer. Whoever holds the position will work within the Mayor's Office of Operations and serve as both an architect for algorithm guidelines and a go-to resource for algorithm policy. This person will make sure that city algorithms live up to principle of "equity, fairness and accountability," the Mayor's office said. The officer will have the help of ad[...]

Anonymous Hacker Gets Six Years In Prison For DDoS Attacks (1 hour 1 minutes old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: An Ohio man was sentenced last month to six years in prison for a series of DDoS attacks against websites for the city of Akron, Ohio, and the Akron police department. The man, 33-year-old James Robinson, was arrested in May 2019 and pleaded guilty to all accusations, most of which were easy to prove, as Robinson had publicly documented all the attacks on the @AkronPhoenix420 Twitter profile while they happened. The account contains a litany of tweets about DDoS attacks Robinson allegedly carried out. Targets included websites for the Departm[...]

Federal Court Approves First 'Pirate' Site Blockade In Canada (1 hour 44 minutes old)

A group of major broadcasters and telco giants, including Rogers and Bell, have obtained the first Canadian pirate site blocking order. TorrentFreak reports: Last year, a coalition of copyright holders and major players in the telco industry asked the Canadian Government to institute a national pirate site blocking scheme. The Fairplay coalition argued that such measures would be required to effectively curb online piracy. Canada's telco regulator CRTC reviewed the request but eventually denied the application, noting that it lacks jurisdiction. The driving forces behind the request, Bell, Rog[...]

OnePlus Notifies Customers of Data Breach Impacting Users of Its Online Store (2 hours old)

OnePlus has sent out an email informing recent OnePlus customers of a security issue. "This 'Security Notification' from OnePlus informs customers that an 'unauthorized party' was able to access order information from the company's online store," reports 9to5Google. "OnePlus says that payment information as well as account details were not accessed, but names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers 'may' have been exposed. The company says it will continue to investigate the matter, but obviously this is no small issue." From the report: Speaking to Droid-Life, OnePlus says that they took "immed[...]

DOD Joins Fight Against 5G Spectrum Proposal, Citing Risks To GPS (3 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Department of Defense has weighed in against a proposal before the Federal Communications Commission to open the 1 to 2 Gigahertz frequency range -- the L band -- for use in 5G cellular networks. The reason: segments of that range of radio spectrum are already used by Global Positioning System signals and other military systems. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed for the rejection of the proposal by Ligado Networks (formerly known as Lightspeed), saying, "There are too many unknowns and the ri[...]

Sacha Baron Cohen Gave the Greatest Speech on Why Social Networks Need To Be Put On Check (3 hours old)

For an actor who made a career by playing silly characters, actor Sacha Baron Cohen gave yesterday one of the most eloquent and convincing speeches in a long time in support of cracking down on large social media networks to prevent the spread of lies and hate speech that these platforms allow. From a report: While accepting his award, Cohen touched on the role companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have played in spreading lies and hate speech online, calling the sites "the greatest propaganda machine in history." Below is a short summary of his main talking points. Cohen called Faceboo[...]

Facebook Built a Facial Recognition App That Let Employees Identify People By Pointing a Phone at Them (4 hours old)

Facebook once built an internal app that let employees identify people using facial recognition and their phone cameras, Business Insider reported Friday. From the report: The app, which was developed between 2015 and 2016, utilised Facebook's vast collection of user identities to automatically recognise the person at whom the phone's camera was pointed. The app was not released publicly, and Facebook tells Business Insider that it only worked on company employees and any of their friends who opted in to the social network's facial recognition system. "As a way to learn about new technologies,[...]

1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server (5 hours old)

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: For well over a decade, identity thieves, phishers, and other online scammers have created a black market of stolen and aggregated consumer data that they used to break into people's accounts, steal their money, or impersonate them. In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information -- about 1.2 billion records in all. While the collection is impressive for its sheer volume, the data doesn't include sensitive information like passwords, credit car[...]

FCC Bars Huawei, ZTE From Billions in Federal Subsidies (5 hours old)

The US Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to bar use of its $8.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund to purchase equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE. The government fund is used by multiple programs to subsidize US broadband deployment and services. From a report: In a unanimous vote during its November open meeting, the FCC approved an order that blocks the use of USF funds to purchase equipment and services from companies that pose a national security threat. The order also establishes a process for barring more companies in the future. So far, just Huawei and ZTE are[...]

Astronomers Detect Water Vapor Around Jupiter's Moon Europa (6 hours old)

In the search for life in our solar system, Mars tends to steal the spotlight. But in recent years Jupiter's fourth largest moon, Europa, has emerged as a promising extraterrestrial nursery. Planetary scientists have long suspected Europa may harbor a vast liquid water ocean beneath its thick, icy crust. If Europa's ocean also has a source of energy -- think hydrothermal vents -- and a few choice chemical elements, there's a decent chance it could support basic lifeforms. From a report: This theory makes a lot of assumptions, but on Monday it received one of its biggest boosts yet. An internat[...]

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RDP loves company: Kaspersky finds 37 security holes in VNC remote desktop software (1 hour 7 minutes old)

BlueKeep isn't the only bug in town, plenty to go round VNC remote desktop software has no shortage of potentially serious memory-corruption vulnerabilities, you'll no doubt be shocked to hear.…

Found on Mars: Alien insects... or whatever the hell this smudge is supposed to be, anyway (3 hours old)

Wings, heads, Big Foot – or just rocks. You decide Pics An entomologist in the US claims to have discovered extraterrestrial insects living on Mars after spending years poring over photos of the Red Planet's surface.…

You'll never get Huawei with this, FCC tells US telcos: Buy Chinese kit and you won't see another dime from us (4 hours old)

Regulator will cut providers from Universal Service Fund dollars America's broadband watchdog has told telcos that if they purchase any more Huawei or ZTE equipment, they will not receive another penny in subsidies from Uncle Sam.…

PSA: You are now in the timeline where Facebook and pals are torn a new one by, er, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen (5 hours old)

The Dictator leading man says web giants would run 'Final Solution' ads for Hitler Updated On Thursday, in New York City, actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen eviscerated Facebook, Google, and Twitter for facilitating the spread of hate and violence and threatening democracy.…

Who's got my back(up)? Rival schools Trilio and Portworx battle it out for those Kubernetes bucks (6 hours old)

Also: Two very different autopilots show up for tech's San Diego shindig Kubecon 2019 If one were looking for an indicator that Kubernetes is maturing (other than the sheer numbers that turned out for Kubecon San Diego), it is the plethora of backup solutions emerging for the orchestration technology.…

Microsoft finds Huawei to get Chinese biz back on its sales ledger: US permits Redmond software supply line (7 hours old)

But doesn't stop Commerce Secretary saying he's still 'frightened' of Chinese tech biz The US Department of Commerce has decided to grant Microsoft a licence to flog its software to Huawei – America's fave bogeyman – despite the Commerce Secretary describing the Chinese company as "frightening".…

Absolutely smashing: Musk shows off Tesla's 'bulletproof' low-poly pickup, hilarity ensues (8 hours old)

'It didn't go through, that's the plus side' So we know Elon Musk believes we're "probably" living in a simulation. He might well be right because the big reveal at the LA Tesla Design Center last night refused to render properly.…

Sick and tired of LinkedInfluencers, hashtags, and real-life PHBs? Make your voice heard, fellow IT pros (8 hours old)

Take your rightful place around 451 Alliance, the global tech watercooler Promo Do you feel like those working on the coalface of enterprise IT are routinely ignored, particularly when it comes to the direction of their industry?…

Chancers keep buying up dot-UK company name domains while Nominet coins it on dispute resolution (9 hours old)

That'll be £750 for us to take a look, ta very much – £3,000 if you don't like the answer Fresh from banking a £100m windfall through its controversial dot-UK cash grab, Nominet is now making more money – from firms forced to defend trademarks via the UK registry's domain name dispute resolution service.…

'Not normal': Dell and NetApp price war puts crimp in Pure Storage revenue growth (10 hours old)

Brexit UK and Japan 'more difficult trading environments' A price war led by Dell has clipped the wings of Pure Storage, as a wider slowdown in enterprise spending and uncertainty caused by the protracted US and China trade war continue to hurt the storage sector.…

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Motorola Razr: Hands-on with the folding phone (17 minutes old)

BBC Click's Chris Fox tries the new folding Motorola Razr to see if it lives up to expectations.

Google offers $1.5m 'prize' for spotting Pixel phone bugs (13 hours old)

The top prize will be offered to researchers who compromise a security chip in Pixel phones.

General Election 2019: Remain groups 'rush' to buy Twitter ads before ban (1 day old)

Several groups have placed last-minute ads on Twitter before the platform bans political promotions.

OneCoin lawyer found guilty in 'crypto-scam' (1 day old)

A US jury has found that Mark Scott illegally routed approximately $400m (£310m) out of the US.

Design award for fresh look at smart speakers (1 day old)

A graphical map explores the social and environmental impact of voice-activated assistants.

Russia bans sale of gadgets without Russian-made software (1 day old)

Supporters say the law on new sales promotes Russian technology but there are concerns about surveillance.

Chaayos cafe: Indian cafe's facial recognition use sparks anger (20 hours old)

Experts are worried about private companies using the technology in the absence of privacy laws.

Apple 'loses money on phone repairs' (1 day old)

Apple says it loses money when it repairs devices such as iPhones and Macbooks.

Rouen hospital turns to pen and paper after cyber-attack (1 day old)

The University Hospital Centre in Rouen says it will not pay the ransom and has taken steps to contain the attack.

Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk's new vehicle smashed during demo (17 hours old)

Elon Musk had an embarrassing moment as he showed off the new Tesla 'Cybertruck'.

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