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MuslimCrypt Steganography App Helps Jihadists Send Secret Messages

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:00
The unfortunately named MuslimCrypt uses steganography to pass discreet messages through images online.
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The Tricky Ethics of the NFL Sharing Troves of Player Data

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 05:00
The NFL will start sharing RFID data on its players with every team—opening up questions about the ethics of analytics in the game.
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How Coders Are Fighting Bias in Facial Recognition Software

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:00
Facial recognition systems are better at identifying whites than people of other ethnic groups. Companies like Gfycat are trying to fix the problem.
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Xbox Spring Sale 2018: Life is Strange, Tomb Raider, Bioshock and More

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:00
We picked the best Xbox One games and deals in Microsoft's massive 2018 Xbox Spring Sale!
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How Universal Basic Income Could Save America

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:00
WIRED columnist Joi Ito on the polarizing, poorly understand concept of universal basic income—and why its moment may have finally arrived.
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'Ready Player One' Review: a Virtually Empty Good Time

Wired - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:00
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's VR-fueled adventure novel is fun—but doesn't go beyond its pop culture thrills.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook claims the iPhone is built in the US

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:47
Conditions at Apple's factories in China are notoriously poor and the firm has repeatedly come under pressure to build more domestic plants, a move that could create thousands of US jobs.
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Facebook will BAN the use of third-party data to target adverts

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:38
Third-party data allowed specific targeting of audiences using offline data about them in the US, Brazil, France, Germany, the UK, Australia and Japan.
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Sea turtles use their flippers like HANDS to karate-chop jellyfish

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:28
Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California have discovered sea turtles are adept at using their flippers as hands despite the fact that the spade-like limbs only evolved for swimming.
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Elon Musk's Neuralink may have tested interfaces on animals

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:29
The plans, contained in a letter from Neuralink employee Jared Birchall, to city officials in San Francisco, involve a small operating room for in vivo testing, and a small room to house rodents.
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Woman plays the flute during her brain surgery at Houston hospital

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 01:16
Anna Henry, who is a professional flute player, was wide awake when doctors operated on her at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston on Tuesday.
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Will Ferrell announces he is quitting Facebook saying he can no longer it in 'good conscience'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 22:38
Actor Will Ferrell became the latest celebrity to announce that he would deleting his Facebook account. He wrote a status on Tuesday warning fans that the move would be occurring 'in 72 hours'.
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SF Motors Brings the Latest Electric SUV to Challenge Tesla

Wired - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 20:00
The Chinese-backed automaker is the most recent addition to a growing armada of automakers making electric cars.
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Tesla shares fall sharply for second straight day

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 18:46
Tesla, the Palo Alto, California-based electric car maker, closed on Wednesday at $257.78 a share, down $21.40 a share, off a low of $252.10.
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Marines test new urban warfare technologies in 10 days of exercises

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 17:33
The exercises, dubbed Urban 5th Generation Marine Exploration and Experimentation 2018 (U5G), ran from March 15 to 25 in Camp Pendelton in southern California.
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Apple's Tim Cook slams Zuckerberg over Facebook data scandal

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:17
Apple boss Tim Cook pulled no punches when he was asked about Facebook's ongoing privacy scandal. Cook was in Chicago on Wednesday to debut Apple's newest iPad.
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Moment 450,000 gallons of water burst into the sky during temperature control test at Space Center

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:07
This is the amazing moment nearly half a million gallons of water burst into the sky at NASA's JFK Space Center in Florida
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New AI software may help companies hire or fire employees and gauge whether they like their job

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 16:01
In the past, companies have often used technology to keep track of employee actions and increase productivity. Now, more companies are using AI for hiring, firing and compensation.
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Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Committing Suicide?

Wired - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:38
Drivers say competition from Uber and Lyft is lowering their incomes, contributing to four recent driver suicides.
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Re-designed Apple Watch will feature a 15% larger screen

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 15:37
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Bangkok-based firm KGI Securities says the devices will have a more rounded shape than the square format first introduced three years ago (pictured).
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