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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking, Spamming Scheme

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from his role in wide-ranging hacking scheme that generated $1.3 million through the …

Corruption

Uber brings surge pricing to UberEATS food delivery

Everyone <b></b><i>loves</i> surge pricing right? That’s why Uber is now bringing the innovative concept to its food delivery service UberEATS – because who doesn’t enjoy paying more for food?<p>The company provides a fairly logical bit of reasoning:<p>In order to maintain the speed, reliability, and selection people …

Google teaches “AIs” to invent their own crypto and avoid eavesdropping | Ars Technica

Neural networks seem good at devising crypto methods; less good at codebreaking.<p>Google Brain has created two artificial intelligences that evolved …

Deep Learning

Google Maps Now Lets You Order Food

If you thought food delivery couldn’t get any easier, Google (googl) is here to prove you wrong.<p>A recent update for Google Maps on iOS adds a “Place …

Apps

Twitter employees share last day memories on Twitter Moments

This is not one of Twitter's shining moments.<p>In attempt to cut costs, Twitter announced Thursday plans to restructure the company, which involved …

Netflix Has a Solution for Annoying Trick-or-Treaters

This DIY doorbell gives kids all the treats they need without you ever having to leave the couch.<p>On Halloween, what’s better than snuggling up on your couch, popping a bag of buttery popcorn, and binge watching scary movies all night? Then the doorbell rings. It’s a group of trick-or-treaters. You …

Decorations

Hacker tweets ‘No Man’s Sky was a mistake’ from Hello Games account

Hello Games, the indie studio behind sci-fi sim <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, appears to have been hacked by disgruntled fans. Earlier today, a since-deleted tweet appeared stating that “<i>No Man’s Sky</i> was a mistake.” The tweet came after months of quiet following the controversial launch of the game, and was …

No Man's Sky

Microsoft Research has two types of touch for VR haptics

Virtual reality is one of the most immersive technologies available today. That is until the illusion shatters when you instinctively reach out to touch something and are met with a one-size-fits-all haptic response or no feedback at all. Microsoft Research (PDF) might have the solution to that. …

Here’s what LeEco’s EUI looks like on the new Le Pro3 smartphone [Gallery]

Last week LeEco announced that the Le Pro3 would be the company’s first flagship to come to the US market. As the phone does not go on sale until November 2 in LeEco’s online store, LeMall, we wanted to share a quick gallery of the brand new Ecosystem User Interface (EUI) and some of the stock …

Hackers apparently fooled Clinton official with bogus email

WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing political disclosures about Democrats in the …

Security

Uber Drivers Are Employees Not Contractors, British Court Rules | Inc.com

An employment court in London has ruled that Uber must treat its drives in the United Kingdom as employees, not contractors.<p>Uber has been fighting legal battles in several geographic locations over its business model that treats drivers as independent contractors who are, at least theoretically, …

Employment

Google taught artificial intelligence to encrypt messages on its own

A team at Google has built a system to show that artificial intelligence can build its own form of encryption. While not very complex currently, this research could set the table for encryption that gets stronger as hackers attempt to crack it.<p>To see if the artificial intelligence could learn to …

Artificial Intelligence

Soon, fixing your robot will be as easy as fixing your car

Open-source hardware could democratize the future of robots.<p>The Robot Operating System, better known as ROS, is an open-source operating system for robots. NASA uses it. Surgical robots are programmed with it. Industrial robots, like the kinds used to manufacture cars, rely on it.<p>Before ROS was …

Robotics

Hacker jailed for stealing nude celebrity photos from iCloud accounts

The man behind "celebgate" is going to jail for 18 months.<p>The Justice Department announced on Thursday that 36-year-old Pennsylvania resident Ryan …

Bose's sound bar streams big

The Bose SoundTouch 300 sound bar offers wireless streaming and 4K compatibility in a compact form factor.<p>The competition for sound bars over $500 is heating up with the release of some excellent models recently including the Sony HT-NT5 and the Samsung HW-K850. Now, Bose is trying to get in on the …

Audiophile

SpaceX Close to Solving Mystery of Falcon 9 Explosion

<i>Correction: This article previously mistakenly described two separate satellites destroyed in the Falcon 9 explosion. The Amos-6 was a single craft,</i> …

Space Travel

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg slams Wix: ‘Your app editor is built with stolen code’

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg has taken exception to the editor used in Wix’s mobile app, alleging that the do-it-yourself web building service has copied his platform’s editor and failed to give proper attribution and adhere to the general public license (GPL) — basically, to open source the …

'No Man's Sky' Subreddit Goes Full 'Mr. Robot' To Poke Fun At Hello Games

Yesterday morning, the official account of Sean Murray, the creator of <i>No Man’s Sky</i> and Hello Games chief, tweeted: “No Man’s Sky was a mistake.”<p>The tweet was quickly taken down, but what followed was even more bizarre. I inquired as to whether the account had been hacked, and was told by Hello …

No Man's Sky

Janky audio getting fix in remastered Skyrim

Update coming within a week or so<p>The remastered special edition of <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> may be a more visually impressive version of the 2011 RPG but its sound files are somewhat ... lacking. This will be resolved soon.<p>First, the problem. According to Reddit user LasurArkinshade, <i>original</i> …

Paragon Gets A New Hero, The Countess

Epic Games’ free-to-play MOBA Paragon [official site] received a spooky new hero this week, the Countess. She’s a lean, mean, fighting machine, and …