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New online generation takes up Holocaust denial

Conspiracy theorists are flocking to outlandish websites, warns lecturer<p>A new generation of Holocaust deniers is emerging through a clutch of popular “gateway” conspiracy theories, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.<p>As <i>Denial</i>, a film about the disgraced historian and …

Anti-Semitism

Sundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits

You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premier of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations. Outside the headset, custom art and physical effects …

Virtual Reality

Trump is expected to put Ajit Pai, a fierce opponent of network neutrality, in charge of the FCC

He wants to take a “weed whacker” to FCC regulations.<p>Ajit Pai, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to be appointed as the next chairman of the agency under President Trump, according to a report today from Politico.<p>Pai will be replacing Tom Wheeler, who announced he …

Net Neutrality

Qualcomm responds to Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit, says claims are baseless and Apple ‘misrepresented facts’

Late on Friday, Apple announced that it would be suing Qualcomm for approximately $1 billion due to a dispute over patent royalties. Qualcomm licenses many wireless patents as well as being a modem supplier for the iPhone. Naturally, Qualcomm is rejecting Apple’s claims of misconduct and will fight …

Apple News

Yesterday’s @POTUS transition didn’t go so smoothly for Twitter

Some users found themselves unwittingly following @POTUS<p>When the official presidential Twitter handle changed hands yesterday, a number of users began to notice that they were following the account, even if they hadn’t followed it or had recently unfollowed it.<p>According to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, …

Jack Dorsey

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Smash, partage de fichiers ultime : quand des Lyonnais marchent sur les terres de WeTransfer - Tech

Trois jeunes Lyonnais en avaient marre des limites de WeTransfer. Plutôt que de se plaindre, ils ont conçu le service de partage de fichiers …

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange retreats from extradition pledge

PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing Wednesday via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst.<p>It was only last week that Assange …

Julian Assange

Samsung rolls out Android Nougat 7.0 to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, other devices to follow in first half of 2017

Samsung has begun rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices, more than two months after it first made the update available to those on the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program.<p>In its official announcement, the Korean tech titan revealed the official rollout kicked off on January 17, …

Samsung

Facebook : la CNIL démonte le fake sur la protection des données

La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés s'intéresse de près à <b>Facebook</b> <i>(App, iPhone et iPad, v75.0, 3.5/5, VF, 287 Mo, iOS 8.0).</i><p>Et …

Palmer Luckey insists he didn't steal VR code for Oculus

iD Software parent company ZeniMax is suing Oculus for $2 billion.<p>Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stand to testify in a lawsuit against Oculus, and today it was Palmer Luckey's turn. The founder of Oculus VR -- who has remained out of sight since his role in funding political …

Virtual Reality

Nearly 70% of Americans would like @realDonaldTrump to please stop tweeting

Two-thirds of America agrees: President-elect Donald Trump should cut down on his Twitter habit.<p>This is the result of a new <i>NBC/WSJ</i> poll, in which 69 percent of Americans said that Trump on Twitter is a bad idea while 26 percent had no qualms with Trump's 140-character rants announcements. The full …

Social Media

Yes, this detailed 3D-printed model was sculpted in VR, and it's just the start

Getting people to believe that high-end virtual reality is truly immersive can be difficult if they haven't tried devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive first-hand.<p>That gap of disbelief gets even wider when you try to convince the uninitiated that incredibly detailed, near retail-ready 3D-printed …

3D Printing

Adoptly, the Tinder for child adoption, is indistinguishable from parody

And maybe it is a hoax, after all<p>Technology startups are fleeting and prone to failure, cropping up and disappearing as fast as our screen-addled attention spans. But rarely does one stick out quite like Adoptly, an apparently earnest attempt at making a Tinder-like mobile app for child adoption. …

Silicon Valley

Microsoft drops support for 'Minecraft' on Windows Phone

And the Universal Windows version still lacks a proper mobile interface.<p>Microsoft, which owns <i>Minecraft</i>, will stop supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its own immensely popular world building game, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. While the game's development continues apace, Redmond is essentially …

Microsoft

LinkedIn launches huge Facebook-like redesign to be less confusing

LinkedIn’s Website gets a huge redesign to be less confusing.<p>If you’re like me, chances are you’ve used LinkedIn a few times while looking for a job, filled in your information, and then rarely touched it again.<p>LinkedIn’s new design overhaul wants to make sure you stick around.<p>The company is …

LinkedIn

NHTSA’s full final investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot shows 40% crash rate reduction

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation into last year’s fatal crash involving a driver’s use of Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. The report clears Tesla’s Autopilot system of any fault in the incident, and in fact …

Tesla

EU antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday.<p>The companies announced their decision on Jan. 5 after talks with the European …

21st Century

2016, année la plus chaude, la preuve avec ces graphiques effrayants

CLIMAT - Ce n'est pas une surprise, mais c'est une triste confirmation. L'année 2016 a été la plus chaude sur la planète depuis le début des relevés …

Assange prêt à se rendre aux Etats-Unis

Le fondateur de WikiLeaks Julian Assange est prêt à se rendre aux Etats-Unis, où il fait face à de lourdes accusations, si ses droits sont garantis, a annoncé mercredi le site internet.<p>M. "Assange est prêt à venir aux Etats-Unis à condition que ses droits soient garantis", écrit WikiLeaks sur …

Edward Snowden gagne un répit de deux ans en Russie - Politique

La Russie autorise Edward Snowden à séjourner deux ans de plus sur son territoire. Le lanceur d'alerte y vit depuis 2013, date à laquelle ses …

Menaces, homophobie et harcèlement : comment la haine fait son chemin sur YouTube - Politique

Ils sont une grosse dizaine : des trolls, des haineux, des rageurs de YouTube. Les dénominations divergent mais aucunes ne semblent vraiment dire de …

Prudence : un phishing élaboré vise les utilisateurs de Gmail - Tech

Une attaque au phishing particulièrement élaborée sévit depuis quelque temps contre les utilisateurs de comptes Gmail, ce qui amène amène plusieurs …

Evernote for iOS updated with interface refresh, navigation improvements, and more

Evernote today announced a major update to its iOS app that brings a variety of new organization features. Bringing the app to version 8.0, the update makes it easier to find existing notes, create new notes, add colors and styles, and more…<p>First off, the update makes it quicker to find existing …

Evernote

Julian Assange remains silent on extradition promise

WikiLeaks founder had said he would agree to US extradition if Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence<p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed President Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Thursday, but it is not clear whether he will agree to extradition to the …

Julian Assange

Yahoo Japan is refusing to stop the sale of ivory on its website

Yahoo Japan is refusing to stop the sale of ivory on its site, despite concerns that it is facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of elephants.<p>Even Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has tried to stop the trade — but the business argues that so long as no laws are broken, people should …

Elephants

Google+ isn't dead and these are the people still using it the most

For many, Google+ may still be seen as the punchline to jokes about failed social networks, but the Google product still has a large and loyal following — just not necessarily among the groups you might think.<p>And, for better or worse, Google is still invested in supporting the network and its …

Google

Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience

But an alternative is elusive<p>Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode.<p>Last Saturday, as the New England Patriots were sloppily beating the Houston …

Journalism

South Korean court dismisses request to arrest Samsung chief

SEOUL - A South Korean court on Thursday rejected a request for a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.<p>The decision by the Seoul Central District Court is likely to come as a …

Samsung