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Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

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WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 – BGR

You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can't even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we're one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part o

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5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos | WIRED

The FCC is clashing with scientists who argue that 5G networks could interfere with weather sensors and compromise weather predictions.

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Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology | TechCrunch

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatica

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San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software | VentureBeat

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.

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Israeli technology at heart of Samsung’s innovation push | The Jerusalem post

“I think the Israeli start-up ecosystem is extremely important and that’s why we do this event every year, bringing together Israeli entrepreneurs and venture capitalists,"

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A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable

BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac repor...

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Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

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Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water | Science & Tech News

The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating,

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Google is making it easier to build Android apps on a Chromebook

At I/O last year, Google announced it was adding Linux support to Chrome OS, a move that made it a lot easier for web and Android developers to use Chromebooks....

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Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 | VentureBeat

A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.

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Smart City Is Just a Buzzword, Says Head of Israeli Cities Union

The Tel Aviv skyline at night. Photo: Gilad Avidan via Wikimedia Commons. CTech – Without a clear definition of what …

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Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It's Because They're Selling Your Data | Mental Floss

Those big-screen televisions are sold at or near cost because manufacturers know they can profit from your personal data, including your viewing habits.

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Some users unable to download or update App Store apps, faced with endless iTunes terms and conditions prompts - 9to5Mac

Some sizeable number of people are experiencing an issue with the App Store at the moment. On an affected account, when attempting to download a pending app update or a whole new app, users are pre…

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Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple is openly building a folding iPhone in public, and this design shows why it is worth getting excited about...

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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump | WIRED

The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."

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An in-depth look at the internal politics at HQ Trivia that has left the startup scrambling to stay afloat

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, w

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Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac - 9to5Mac

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Wo…

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Lime’s electric scooters will be able to tell when you’re too drunk to ride - The Verge

Lime co-founder and executive chairman Brad Bao chatted with The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior transportation reporter Andrew J. Hawkins about what’s next for the e-scooter revolution in this week’s Vergecast interview. Bao discussed how

Business & Finance | Business

Why Uber Lacks A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Sustainable competitive advantage means gaining the lion's share of an industry's profits. But ride sharing is a money-losing business and Uber's fancy-sounding Liquidity Network Effect is easy to copy. Skip its IPO.

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Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO | TechCrunch

Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup. The two split due to disagreements about Rogowsky attempting to take a second full-time job hosting sports streaming service

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Disney+ app and worldwide rollout plans revealed

In the fall of 2017 Disney announced plans for a subscription streaming service of its own that could compete with the likes of Netflix. Last fall, it revealed...

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Google dissolves AI ethics board just one week after forming it - The Verge

Google today disclosed that it has dissolved a short-lived, external advisory board designed to monitor its use of artificial intelligence, following a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The decision, reported first today

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Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

In November, Facebook announced its plans to create an external content oversight board that would serve as something of a “supreme court” for Facebook’s more controversial content policy decisions. With the release of a draft charter i

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Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later | TechCrunch

“Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. It loooks to me like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard” of care it apparently reserves for its hardware quality. Nine days after launching its $199 wireless charging AirPods hea

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Apple opens a beta test for its new TV app and subscriptions

You can get your first glimpse of channels and "For You" recommendations in Apple TV betas.

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The Apple Credit Card Is A Game Changer

Apple today announced the launch of the Apple Card. In conjunction with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, Apple will launch its new credit card this summer. It offers up to 3% cash back paid daily, no fees, and what is sure to be an award winning app to track

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With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been - CNET

There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition -- none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse.

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Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone Upgrade

Apple has accidentally leaked its most long-awaited iPhone upgrade ever...

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Apple’s event on Monday could revolutionize the way we watch TV

Next week, Apple will hold a special media event in California where the company is expected to, at long last, unveil its brand new TV service. The event should be particularly interesting given that we've seen all sorts of information, at often times con

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Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features

The changes are meant to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."

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Next iPad Rumored To Keep Headphone Jack, May Have Brilliant, Surprise New Design

A new rumor from the supply chain gives interesting details about the next iPad and it may look different from what you’re expecting.

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You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You | WIRED

The once-hyped social media company, known for gamifying mobile check-ins, is still alive and well as an incomprehensibly vast data empire.

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Apple left another big macOS security hole open for 90 days, Google says

Apple's memory management system is too trusting of previously mounted disk images, according to Google researchers, leading to a dangerous vulnerability.

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New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations | TechCrunch

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New Apple rumor is every fan's dream come true

Apple will launch a ton of new gear this year, a new report claims. And some of it has been on our wish list for a long, long time.

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Windows 10 2020 Update Is Available For Insiders Who Skip Ahead | Digital Trends

An update to Windows 10 that won't be released to the wider user base until 2020 is now available for testing even though the late-2019 update hasn't been released to Windows Insiders yet. It reportedly requires a longer lead time for testing, which may h

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The Trump administration is trying to give AI a boost in the US

The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel Launches $4M Environmental Tech Innovation Lab | News Brief

The new project is aimed at supporting environmental protection and sustainability initiatives.

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5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter?

If you're uncertain what the difference between 5G, LTE, and 4G is, then you're not alone. As 5G networks begin to roll out there's a lot of confusion about what the different terms and technologies mean. We explain the differences between

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5 new features Twitter is testing in its iOS app

Twitter has been quietly testing improvements to night mode, encrypted direct messages, and new ways to use GIFs, according to new screenshots.

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Skype can now blur the background during video calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned serviceR

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Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order to easily access other apps without a separ

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Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline | TechCrunch

A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twitter algorithm or recommendation system, as some had feared.

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Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: It's A Big One

Apple iOS 12.1.4 has appeared and iPhone owners must install this essential upgrade...

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Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntar

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Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing phot...

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This Chrome extension blocks distracting sites like Facebook and YouTube

How much extra work could you get done over the course of a day if you had an assistant looking over your shoulder, shooing you away from the biggest time-sucks of the Internet like Facebook and Yo…

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Advocacy groups are pushing the FTC to break up Facebook - The Verge

Today, advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches.

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Amazon is testing Scout, a delivery robot, near Seattle | VentureBeat

Amazon today unveilved the Scout delivery robot, which will make delivery to Prime customers in testing north of Seattle.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel surges to take fifth place in new Bloomberg Innovation Index | The Times of Israel

Startup Nation leaps up five places in 2019 ranking of most innovative countries, coming in above Singapore, Sweden, the US and Japan, but trailing top 2 South Korea and Germany

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Twitter starts rolling out simplified web interface to some users

Twitter is starting to deploy a revamped web client that's simpler to look at and promises tweaks like an emoji button and a revised trending section.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

To measure and track pain, Israeli duo develops ‘objective’ monitor

Yariv Adan, lead user-tester of wristband sensor and app he created with Assaf Ariel, hopes their product will help improve treatment for millions by quantifying the unquantifiable

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Goodbye old friend: Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in one year

It’s not surprising to see PC users running an old version of Windows. Whether they refuse to switch to Windows 10’s service model or their IT department is lazy, it’s still pretty common to see PC’s running Windows 7. It might be a good time to m

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

NBCUniversal announces streaming service that will be free to paid TV subscribers

NBCUniversal is joining the long list of media giants looking to compete with Netflix. The company today announced plans to launch its own streaming service service in early 2020. The still-unnamed service will include advertising and will be available at

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AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties in March

After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli company leads flying car ‘buzz’ ahead of major tech show

NFT Inc. is aiming for the Model T of flying cars and their prototype, which will be able to take off or land vertically and fly on auto-pilot, will be unveiled in Las Vegas

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Photos unlock 40% of Android phones with face recognition

Dutch non-profit Consumentenbond has worked with international partners to conduct an audit of 110 smartphones with facial recognition. Spoiler alert: 42 of them were unlocked with the kind of photo you’d find on social media or capture on security cams

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The Very Slow Movie Player shows a film over an entire year

It seems someone took Every Frame a Painting literally: The Very Slow Movie Player is a device that turns cinema into wallpaper, advancing the image by a single second every hour. The result is an interesting household object that makes something new of e

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Husband-and-wife duo sets sights on flying cars over San Francisco next year

New Future Transportation (NFT) is developing an electric car prototype with wings that aims to solve congestion and also be affordable at $50,000

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AT&T to Begin Tricking Customers into Thinking They Have 5G Service

When really all they're getting is 4G with a sneaky new logo.

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[Best of 2018] IBM proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.

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Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone

Apple has revealed ambitious plans to redesign its new iPhones...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel prepares to expand manufacturing in Israel as part of global plan | The Times of Israel

Multi-year construction activities to expand manufacturing sites in the US, Ireland and Israel are expected to begin in 2019, tech giant says

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli test-tube steak smells real, feels real… and may even be kosher

Startup Aleph Farms Ltd. reproduces cells, creating first lab-made steak; it will take a few years until it makes its way to our plates

Science & Technology | Social Media

Confronting Facebook's Growing Pains

It is not that Facebook wants to promote poisonous material, but its system is designed in a manner that is allowing it to happen.

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Facebook is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints - The Verge

Facebook is ending the controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims, following protests over such policies at Google, which ended them earlier this week.

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Here’s what Samsung’s whacky folding phone looks like in action

As rumored, Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it’s a smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a tablet. Neat! Less neat: the company sort of went out of its way to not really show very much. A prototype was on stage for abou

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Tel Aviv Based Do it yourself car-maintenance software firm eyes potential of self-driving cars | The Times of Israel

Tel Aviv-based Engie releases its Fleet app, to help car fleet operators, including rental and leasing companies, keep tabs on their vehicles

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Australian-Israeli startup creates water-based fuel for electric vehicles

Electriq~Global presents technology at Tel Aviv's Smart Mobility Summit; touts zero emissions, longer range and lower price

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Here’s everything Apple announced today at its big hardware event | TechCrunch

From new iPads to new MacBook Airs, Apple had a bunch of hardware refreshes to debut this morning. Here’s everything they showed off. New MacBook Air The MacBook Air is, at last, getting a Retina display. Roughly six years after the MacBook Pro went hig

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MacBook Air: The Best and Worst Features | Digital Trends

Apple has announced a new MacBook Air today, bringing an update that we've been anticipating for many years. Here are three things we really like about what Apple has delivered, and two things we're less excited about, including the high price t

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup's Drone, AR Tech Proves Critical For Rescue Missions After Hurricanes | Technology News

Edgybees provides a real-time platform that uses 3D mapping, data, and live video from drones and other aerial platforms to help lead rescue efforts in public safety situations and natural disasters.

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Yikes! Online phishing attacks up 297% over last year

An online investigation revealed that phishing attacks are up 297 percent. Scammers using social media and online retailers to get access information

Business & Finance | Business

Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler | TechCrunch

Teamable, a provider of hiring software that leverages employees’ social networks, has brought in $5 million from new investor Foundation Capital and existing backers True Ventures and SaaStr Fund. The startup also announced its acquisition of Simppler�

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Google Home Hub review: Basic by design

Google's Home Hub is designed to blend into its surroundings and can change color through an RGB sensor. Beyond that, it offers fairly mediocre performance.

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Apple launched a new privacy website that lets you find all the data the company has on you

Apple's privacy website relaunch is another step in the company's bid to differentiate its brand as one that avoids dealing in the sale of personal information of its customers. 

Gaming | Gaming

Analogue announces Mega Sg console for playing Sega cartridges - 9to5Toys

Analogue's latest console will play over 2,000 original cartridges that were made for Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election

Facebook today announced it’s tackling the most basic form of fake news to circulate around the time of an election: Voter misinformation and anything that might keep users away from the voting booths this fall. Specifically, the company revealed it wou

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli app seeks to create video trail to nail reckless drivers

Jerusalem-based Comroads sets up a pilot app to create social network for drivers to share 'vital video evidence' of car accidents

Business & Finance | Business

San Diego matures as a tech hub

San Diego's status as a tech hub is becoming increasingly important, with a growing pool of engineers and a surge in VC investments.

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What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.com

After a few months working at LinkedIn, I was starting to feel comfortable in my role as a Site Reliability Engineer. And then "the incident" happened.

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How Much Do YouTubers Make? Revenue Streams and Top Performers

There's big money in the YouTube video market, but it's not so easy to crack the cash code online.

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YouTube Stars Accused of Profiting Off Fans' Depression - The Atlantic

Viewers are outraged that some of the site’s biggest celebrities have partnered with a controversial online counseling service.

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Facebook removes over 550 Pages, 250 accounts in latest spam purge ahead of US midterms

The hundreds of bad accounts were removed for breaking the site's rules for "spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Three Israeli Firms Among TIME Magazine's 50 'Genius Companies' For 2018

Workspace giant WeWork, water testing company Lishtot, and AI radiology startup Aidoc were selected by the esteemed American magazine among global giants such as Nike, Amazon, Apple, and Disney. | NoCamels

Business & Finance | Business

The End of Snap and Tesla – No Mercy / No Malice

Snap and Tesla were sold this week. They just don’t know it yet.

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Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it's planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive stre

Science & Technology | Social Media

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave per

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, the Company That Keeps Selling and Losing Your Data, Wants to Put a Camera in Your Home

Facebook Portal (and a larger model, Portal Plus) is an in-home smart display designed for video chatting, better known as the worst part of the Jetsons' vision of the future.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, are you kidding? | TechCrunch

Facebook is making a video camera. The company wants you to take it home, gaze into its single roving-yet-unblinking eye and speak private thoughts to your loved ones into its many-eared panel. The thing is called Portal and it wants to live on your kitch

Business & Finance | Business

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will als

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Apple might have an iPhone dilemma next year | Pocketnow

Apple's iPhone dilemma might be something serious come 2019, when the company will have to make a tough decision for the iPhone.

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Apple's T2 Chip Makes Third-Party Mac Repairs Impossible

If you own a 2017 iMac Pro or 2018 MacBook Pro, Apple requires proprietary software to repair your device, even if all you need is a new battery or keyboard replaced, which means only Apple and authorized service providers can fix your Mac.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

New York City Wants To Become A Cybersecurity Leader - With Israel's Help | Technology News

The New York City Economic Development Corporation's plan to make NYC a global cybersecurity leader includes a new Global Cyber Center established by Israel's SOSA and an investment hub by Jerusalem Venture Partners. | NoCamels

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Wi-Fi is About to Get a Lot Easier to Understand | Fortune

The Wi-Fi Alliance trade group is ditching the alphabet soup of 802.11ac for a much clearer naming structure.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update is being made available to existing machines today. All you have to do is visit Windows Update to manually trigger this latest update, or wait...

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Relike lets you turn a Facebook page into a newsletter | TechCrunch

French startup Ownpage has recently released a new product called Relike. Relike is one of the easiest ways to get started with email newsletters. You enter the web address of your Facebook page and that’s about it. The company automatically pulls your

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Facebook warns that third-party apps could have been affected by recent breach

It may not just be your Facebook account at risk. The social media giant has warned that third-party apps which allow users to log in via their Facebook accounts may also have been affected by the recent security breach, though the company has yet to conf

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Trump administration looks to speed 5G networks, ease hurdles | Reuters

The Trump administration said on Friday it is seeking to remove hurdles to faster deployment of the next generation of wireless communications, known as 5G, which it touted as revolutionary for a host of industries.

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Some iPhone XS and XS Max devices have an annoying charging problem

Some iPhone XS and XS Max owners have noticed a bug that's stopping their devices from charging properly.

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AirPods 2 Teased By Apple And Coming Soon? Here's All You Need To Know

The upgrade to Apple’s surprise killer hit is eagerly awaited but tantalizingly out of reach. When should we expect AirPods 2 and what will the new smartbuds be like?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

5 Israeli Companies Putting Surgery-Assisting Robots In The OR | Health News

In the wake of Mazor Robotics' $1.6B acquisition - the largest exit for an Israeli biotech firm - these are the companies developing revolutionary surgery platforms.

Science & Technology | Tech News

This is the coolest iPhone camera accessory ever made, and it’s on sale today only

The cameras on Apple’s latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are absolutely incredible. They’re able to capture photos and videos with quality you won’t believe. As good as they are,…

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Apple updates Apple TV Remote, revamps Workflow as Shortcuts for iOS 12 | VentureBeat

Coinciding with iOS 12's release today, new versions of Apple TV Remote and Shortcuts are out, and other updates can be expected throughout the day.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers | TechCrunch

Twitter said that a “bug” sent user’s private direct messages to third-party developers “who were not authorized to receive them.” The social media giant began warning users Friday of the possible exposure with a message in the app. “The issue

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Amazon just revealed its plan for total smart home domination

Amazon is putting Alexa in microwaves, wall clocks, and much, much more.

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Echo Auto brings Alexa to cars

As Amazon noted at today’s event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies to bring Alexa to vehicles. There are already a number of high-profile partners, including Toyota, Ford, Lexus, BMW and Audi. Today, it announced its p

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iOS 12 review: Finally, the fear of upgrading is over

iOS 12 may not have some of the big marquee features of previous years' updates, but it still delivers massive improvements everywhere it counts most.

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Lyft brings its electric scooters to Santa Monica

You no longer have to be a Denver resident to try Lyft's electric scooters. The two-wheeled transports are now available in Santa Monica, California under a ci...

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MacBooks powered by iPhone processors are finally going to happen soon – BGR

When it came time to introduce the new iPhone chip last week, Apple gave an ample presentation to the new A12 Bionic platform, that packs the six-core processor that’s now more powerful and efficient than last year’s model, the quad-core Apple GPU, th

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There’s no going back now: YouTube fully commits to vertical video with new ad format

YouTube's new vertical video ad format signals a shift in the video giant's view of the vertical video format.

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New leak suggests that Apple’s entry-level phone will be called the iPhone XC - The Verge

A new leak suggests that Apple’s next iPhones will be called the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and the iPhone XC, along with some potential pricing information.

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Dozens of iPhone Apps 'Constantly' Sending Location Data to Data Monetization Firms

Dozens of popular iPhone apps are sharing the location data of millions of mobile devices with third-party data monetization firms, according to a...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Startup To Scale-Up: Israel's 10 'Hottest' Companies, According To WIRED | Technology News

Healthy.io, Lightricks, Vayyar, and Missbeez were among the Israeli startups selected by the renowned American tech magazine for its Europe's 100 startups annual round-up.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Tel Aviv University Among World's Top 10 Universities Producing Entrepreneurs, Startup Founders | Technology News

Tel Aviv University was the only non-American institution in the top ranking, according to a new report by research firm Pitchbook.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter brings Bookmarks to the web with a new design, now in testing | TechCrunch

Twitter is testing a new experience for web users, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday. A small number of Twitter users will see the updated version of Twitter for web, which will include access to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature, and scrolling thr

Science & Technology | Tech

Chrome’s new design brings fresh problems for Google to fix

Even though Google gave Chrome a makeover with an entirely new look, a number of users would like the option to revert back to an older build of the browser for more stability. Chrome's new design also brought new problems, and many users are reporti

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook will say that it was "too slow" to act on Russian interference, The FCC boss who repealed net neutrality says Google, Facebook and Twitter might need "transparency obligations," and Google posted its testimony for the congressional hearing today,

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Alexa voice control is coming to Toshiba televisions | VentureBeat

Starting next year, many of Toshiba’s OLED, 4K, and Full HD Smart Range televisions will respond to Alexa voice control, the company announced today. Alexa in Toshiba televisions will be able to do things like change the channel or volume, deliver movie

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook has removed all cross-posted tweets

Facebook users are complaining the company has removed the cross-posted tweets they had published to their profiles as Facebook updates. The posts’ removal took place following the recent API change that prevented Twitter users from continuing to a

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Twitter suspends more accounts for 'coordinated manipulation'

Twitter's long been under fire for its approach to bots and extremist accounts, but now it appears to be taking a more proactive stance towards its community gu...

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The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People - Motherboard

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.

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Apple reportedly mulls iPhone Xs names, no ‘Plus’ for 2018 models

Apple faces a naming conundrum ahead of the release of its three 2018 iPhones, and is considering tweaking some key branding conventions, including removing the “Plus” name and skipping…

Science & Technology | TECH

How doorbell cameras are creating dilemmas for police, neighborhoods

Police departments want to know about crimes, suspicious activities caught on home security cameras before homeowners post videos on social media.

Gaming | Gaming

Microsoft reportedly to offer Xbox One consoles and services as a subscription

Microsoft is reportedly going to unveil a new approach to delivering Xbox One consoles and services to players: An all-encompassing subscription.

Gaming | Gaming

Grab A Major PC Game For Free On Steam Right Now

For Honor: Starter Edition is free to keep right now on Steam.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack

A bizarre Instagram hack appears to be spreading: users' account names, bios, and profile avatars are changed, as is all their contact information.