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Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two …

Facebook cracks down on 'like this if' bait in your news feed

Breathe a sigh of relief as we say goodbye to one type of spammy post on Facebook.<p>"Share this for a chance to win a month's supply of detergent!"<p>We've probably all got at least one Facebook friend who pushes posts like this into our news feeds. And we've all rolled our eyes -- or possibly hit the …

Bosch's stain scanner knows what you spilled on your shirt last night

German technology giant Bosch is mostly known for making home appliances. And at IFA 2017, the company is showing off a concept that it hopes can add a new dimension to those products. The X-Spect is a portable device that detects fabric composition, scans stains and figures out what your food is …

Hackers tried selling celebrity info stolen from Instagram

News that someone exploited an Instagram security hole to steal info from some of its most popular accounts got worse when they began selling it. <i>The Verge</i> reports this dark web service is no longer available, but <i>The Daily Beast</i> chatted with operators of the "Doxagram" database who provided a sample …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Mary Meeker

Microsoft's new version of Windows 10 doesn't let you make Google your default search engine

In an FAQ page for Windows 10 S, as the just-announced variant is called, Microsoft notes that its Edge web browser will be the default in the new operating system.<p>That much was known already, as the main thing that makes Windows 10 S "lightweight" is the fact that it only runs apps from Windows' …

Software

The 3 Social Networks That Matter to Your Business and Why

As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion. But all channels aren't created equal. Here are the top three social networks to focus on today.<p>As a business, using social media as a marketing tool is a necessity, not a suggestion.<p>But all social channels …

Marketing

Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available Online For Free

The future is open-access.<p>The Initiative of Open Citations (140C) announced today that science papers' reference lists will now be accessible to …

Social Sciences

House Votes in Favor of Letting ISPs Sell Your Browsing History

Your internet history and browsing habits are for sale, and the House voted Tuesday to keep it that way, rolling back rules that would have barred internet service providers from selling your data without consent.<p>The measure would bar the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules it …

Net Neutrality

Potential Galaxy S8 pricing leaks along with new images of its four unique colors

We’re just over a week from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, and expectations are high. Thanks to dozens of leaks, we already know a lot about the phone and its larger brother, the Galaxy S8+. However, there are still some things we don’t know. Pricing is one of those things, and today that may …

Phones

Don't fall for this fake attachment scam in Gmail

There are phishing scams, and then there are those that are so damn clever that… sorry, scratch that. Phishing scams are the worst, and those that run them deserve infuriatingly slow internet access for the rest of their damned lives.<p>This new one doing the rounds in Gmail inboxes is one that …

Identity Theft

Weekend tech reading: Cassie the 'robot delivery ostrich', PayPal rate hikes inbound, WoW gold now buys you games

<b>Agility Robotics introduces Cassie, a dynamic and talented robot delivery ostrich</b> Today, Agility Robotics, a spin-off of Oregon State University, is …

Scientists Use Invasive Plant to Treat MRSA

Filed Under Science, Drugs & Health<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>In a new study published this week in the …

Scientists Have Developed a New One-Dimensional Supermaterial

Move Over, Graphene?<p>When graphene was finally extracted from graphite and discovered to be a potential “wonder material,” researchers were quick to …

Elon Musk's SpaceX is Launching a Superbug Into Space

Space Bug<p>In a rather unromantic gesture, on February 14, SpaceX will be launching an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” into space. The bug will be …

Is the Moon moving away from the Earth? When was this discovered? (Intermediate)

<i>I heard in the TV that moon is moving away from the earth towards the sun. Why is that happening? And when was this exactly discovered?</i><p>The Moon's …

Astronomy

Google Test Of AI's Killer Instinct Shows We Should Be Very Careful

If climate change, nuclear weapons or Donald Trump don’t kill us first, there’s always artificial intelligence just waiting in the wings. It’s been a …

This gorgeous app will find the right subtitles for any movie or show

Few things infuriate me as easily as having picked the wrong subtitles for a movie – and finding the right ones could often be a malware-ridden hassle. But this gorgeous app turns this frustrating process into a child’s play.<p>Built by Dutch developer Giel Cobben, Caption is a nifty app for desktop …

Apps

Newspaper Accidentally Uses Alec Baldwin ‘SNL’ Photo Instead of Donald Trump

Maybe Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impersonation is… too good? Dominican newspaper El Nacional apologized on Saturday after mistakenly using a photo …

Hubble Just Saw a Star Rip Apart The 'Big Brother' of Halley's Comet

Space is brutal.<p>Astronomers have observed something unexpectedly vicious happening in space - for the first time, researchers saw a white dwarf star …

Automation can revitalize the U.S. workforce

In the face of growing workplace automation, a number of commentators have painted a grim future for American workers. But most human capital leaders see a much brighter future— one where automation helps revitalize U.S. manufacturing and increases the demand for skilled workers.<p>According to global …

Human Resources

Here’s Our Plan If We Meet Aliens

Do Aliens Exist?<p>For most of human history we’ve looked at the stars and wondered if there’s life beyond our galaxy. As technology has rapidly …

The Next Blue Collar Job? Coding

The Evolution of the Workforce<p>It almost shouldn’t come as a surprise. In an age defined by advancements in the tech industry, it was only a matter of …

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung’s latest Chromebook shows the future of Google’s laptops — but it has a long way to go

Google has an operating system problem.<p>Namely, it has one too many: There's Chrome OS on its Chromebook sect of laptops, and Android on everything else. The latter is easily the more popular and successful of the two. However, it's awkward on larger laptop and tablet screens.<p>Chrome OS does not have …

Consumer Tech

How human beings evolved from this disgusting creature

Meet the Saccorhytus, your oldest ancestor and your newest nightmare.<p>This week a team of paleontologists described a new link in the chain of human …

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends net neutrality in final address

FCC Chairman and net neutrality champion Tom Wheeler will be stepping down next week when the Trump administration takes office. Wheeler's Open Internet Order, which passed in 2015, was instrumental in keeping the internet a level playing field, but the Republicans have already indicated that …

Humanoid Robots Eerily Converses With Audience at Conference

Meet Jia Jia<p>Jia Jia’s eyes freely scanned the audience as she stood in traditional Chinese garb for financial services company UBS’s economic …