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Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry

Two Democratic senators have asked federal regulators to investigate the business practices of smart-television manufacturers amid worries that companies are tracking consumers’ viewing behavior without their knowledge.<p>In a letter on Thursday to Joseph Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade …

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iPhone 7 survives two day 30-foot submergence, located and returned by UK diver

Thanks to the magic of waterproof cases, an iPhone 7 lost overboard during a vacation not only got a text message alerting a diver to its location, …

IPhone 7

Google Cloud freaked developers out when it reportedly threatened to automatically and permanently lock up a company's critical app

A post published to Medium on Thursday stirred a lot of debate about Google's ability — or, perhaps, inability — to provide adequate customer service to customers using its Google Cloud platform.<p>The situation has been resolved, and support people from Google's cloud have already responded, but not …

Customer Service

Japan's Players Redefine Sportsmanship By Cleaning Up Locker Room After Losing at the World Cup

Japan suffered a devastating loss against Belgium in the knock-out round of the World Cup, after leading the game 2-0 with just 25 minutes remaining …

Rostov-on-Don

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

Most DirecTV Now prices go up $5 a month, weeks after AT&T bought Time Warner.<p>AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by …

Net Neutrality

Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative

Can aardvarks help save sea turtles? This Fort Wayne-based company that sells paper straws, as an alternative to the plastic counterpart, sure hopes …

Pollution

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Introducing VMware vSphere 6.7!

We are excited to share that today VMware is announcing vSphere 6.7, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. …

The $200 martini: Seattle’s Frolik launches ‘Millionaires Menu’

A rooftop bar in downtown Seattle has launched a new “Millionaires Menu,” with a $128 margarita, $280 cognac cocktail and more.

ESPN Brought To Its Knees By Reply Allpocalypse

Today we can add ESPN to the fraternity of organizations that has seen its employees thrust into a reply allpocalypse. Witness now some of their …

What happened after the US moved to chip-embedded payment cards?

Card-Not-Present fraud is still a problem, however.<p>The US began its transition to chip-based credit cards in earnest in October 2015, after …

ARRI Unveils Large-Format 4K Alexa Camera, Solves Netflix Spec Dilemma

Oscar-nominated ‘Shape of Water’ cinematographer Dan Laustsen shot test footage with the new camera.<p>Camera maker ARRI has unveiled a 4K version of …

Cisco drops a mega-vulnerability alert for VPN devices [Updated]

By using “crafted XML,” attacker could take over routers, security gateways.<p>On January 29, Cisco released a high-urgency security alert for customers …

Apple's HomePod now pits Sonos against 3 tech goliaths worth a combined $2.4 trillion

If you're having a tough day at work, spare a moment to think of Sonos.<p>Sonos makes the kind of high-quality audio setup favoured by your dad available to audiophiles who don't like massive speakers and a tangle of wires. Its small, aesthetically pleasing speakers broadcast high-quality audio, using …

‘The Shed at Dulwich’ was London’s top-rated restaurant. Just one problem: It didn’t exist.

It was a unique restaurant in London and certainly the hardest to get into. And it beat out thousands of upscale restaurants in the city to earn the top ranking on the popular review site TripAdvisor for a time, drawing a flood of interest.<p>There was just one small problem: It didn’t exist.<p>The …

Internet

This Burger King video is the net neutrality explainer you never knew you needed

Burger King might seem like an unlikely source for a pretty darn good net neutrality explainer, but their new video is just that.<p>In "Whopper …

Brian Wilson’s F in high school music class gets changed to an A

Not every genius was always considered as such in their chosen field. Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California’s School …

High School

Rare Display Of Light Pillars Dazzle Across North America

While large swaths of North America endure the bitterly cold weather, there is a colorful upside to the arctic conditions. Photographers in North America have captured brightly colored vertical pillars of light, dazzling in the night sky.<p>These light pillars, captured from Ohio to Canada range in …

Visa Corporate, Visa Makes Signature Optional for EMV Merchants in...

To continue the ongoing migration to EMV chip, and to bring increased security and convenience to the point of sale, Visa is making the signature …

Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi

Intel’s chips are coming this year, the standard takes off next year<p>Intel announced this week that it’ll have chips ready within the year for the next generation of Wi-Fi — what’s known as 802.11ax. This new generation is supposed to be faster, of course, but mostly it’s meant to perform better in …

NFL Ratings Fall at Faster Pace

Average audience for a game fell 9.7% to 14.9 million, but league says NFL programming still accounted for 33 of top 50 programs on TV in 2017<p>The decline in TV ratings for National Football League games accelerated in the recently completed 2017 regular season, though NFL games remain among the …

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Microsoft unveils preorders for the beautiful $319 Cortana-powered thermostat

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About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

<b>Final update</b> Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixesA fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the …

Ridley Scott explains why he's 'too dangerous' to make a 'Star Wars' movie

Ridley Scott is behind some of the most memorable science-fiction movies of all time, like "Alien" and "Blade Runner." And some fans have been curious whether Scott would ever make a "Star Wars" movie in the new era.<p>The answer, according to Scott, is he's "too dangerous."<p>The 80-year-old filmmaker …

Apple's Legendary Lisa Operating System Is Coming to Your Desktop for Free

Apple’s Lisa project might be the most loaded chapter in the company’s lore, and thanks to the Computer History Museum, you’ll soon be able to play …

Bill Gates

Why Didn't You Watch the Best Show Ever Made About Silicon Valley?

It’s hard to make good TV about Silicon Valley and its predecessors. Especially a drama. Watching a bunch of nerds talk about coding and CPUs is …

TV

How Meridian Street closures and construction could clean up the White River

CLOSE<p>Michael Miller, manager of Underground Engineering & Construction, talks about the DigIndy tunnel system and where they are at today.<p>The first …

The Cavs-Bucks game will be the first NBA broadcast in 4K HDR. Here's how to access it.

Monday’s game between the Cavaliers and Bucks will be a historical broadcast for sports fans, and it has nothing to do with the LeBron James-Giannis Antetokounmpo matchup. This game will be the NBA’s first live broadcast in 4K HDR.<p>Odds are if you own a new TV, you’ve heard about 4K, ultra HD, HDR …

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American Express to Provide Additional Flexibility to Merchants By Eliminating Signature Requirements Worldwide

American Express today announced it is eliminating the requirement for merchants to collect Card Members’ signatures for all purchase transactions at …