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Netflix Adds Screensaver to Smart TV, Streaming Device Apps – Variety

Netflix has found another way to remind you of its originals: The company added a screensaver to its TV apps this week that displays a rotating …

TV

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

Why Uber Won’t Fire Its CEO | Backchannel

<b>As the calamities amass at Uber,</b> many people — including me — have called for new leadership. Usually, the job of hiring and firing a CEO falls to a …

Silicon Valley

Never Mind The Russians, Meet The Bot King Who Helps Trump Win Twitter

"It's All Us, Not Russians. And We're Not Going To Stop"<p>At 7:23 on Sunday evening, the conservative internet personality Mike Cernovich tweeted that former national security adviser Susan Rice had requested the “unmasking” of Americans connected to the Trump campaign who were incidentally mentioned …

YouTube TV — regular TV, over the internet, for $35 — has arrived

You can get it in New York, LA, San Francisco and two other cities. Do you want to get it?<p>YouTube is going to start selling TV today. At least to people who live in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and two other cities.<p>This is the 50-plus channels, $35-a-month service YouTube announced in …

YouTube TV is exactly what live TV streaming should look like in 2017

You already go to YouTube to watch funny cat videos, the latest music videos, and movie trailers, so why wouldn't you go there to watch live TV?<p>For …

Smart TV

Terrorists use the Dark Web to hide

SAN FRANCISCO — Terrorists are increasingly using the hidden parts of the Internet to avoid surveillance, relying on the open web for recruiting but then moving to encryption and the Dark Web for more nefarious interactions, experts said in interviews Monday.<p>This is one reason United Kingdom Home …

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

PHOENIX (AP) — A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges …

Truecaller introduces SMS and Google Duo integration, and makes TrueSDK platform-agnostic

In a press event in New Delhi, Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam, the two co-founders of Truecaller announced a multitude of features in Truecaller 8, the next version of the popular mobile identity app. Truecaller 8 introduces a completely new redesign of the Android app with a slew of new …

The world’s largest biometric ID programme is a privacy nightmare waiting to happen

At its heart, the ongoing tussle over Aadhaar is all about information.<p>How much of it should a government collect? Where is it stored and under what safeguards? Who gets to use it and how? And what happens when someone screws up?<p>When the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was …

India

Dutch startup aims to save our environment from billions of wasted IoT batteries

It’s fitting that a solution for harnessing weak amount of solar energy comes out of the rainy Netherlands.<p>There are already a staggering amount of IoT devices around, but predictions show that number might quadruple in the next three years to 20 billion devices. This is terrible news for the …

Clean Energy