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Samsung commits to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020

Samsung Samsung has announced a new commitment to using renewable energy sources. The pledge extends to all of Samsung’s factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the U.S., Europe, and China. The company says those building will use 100 percent renewable ener...

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Bloons TD 6 launches for some more fun and frantic tower defense gameplay

Developer Ninja Kiwi has released Bloons TD 6 for Android in the Google Play Store. The latest entry in the tower defense series includes some 3D visuals for the first time. The game is available to buy for $4.99, with optional in-game purchases. Developer Ninja Kiwi’s series of Bloon...

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Struggling Fitbit now has 5 ex-employees who face criminal charges

Enlarge / Fitbit unveils Alta HR, the world's slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate, as well as two new sleep tracking features "Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights " at an event hosted by actress and dancer Julianne Hough on March 1, 2017 at SWERVE Fitness in New York. (credit: Dave Ko...

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Decades-old PGP bug allowed hackers to spoof just about anyone’s signature

Enlarge (credit: Marcus Brinkmann) For their entire existence, some of the world's most widely used email encryption tools have been vulnerable to hacks that allowed attackers to spoof the digital signature of just about any person with a public key, a researcher said Wednesday. GnuPG, Enigmail,...

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AI edges closer to understanding 3D space the way we do

If I show you single picture of a room, you can tell me right away that there’s a table with a chair in front of it, they’re probably about the same size, about this far from each other, with the walls this far away — enough to draw a rough map of the room. Computer vision systems...

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Facebook’s longtime head of policy and comms steps down

A prominent figure that helped shape Facebook public perception over the course of the last decade is on the way out. In a Facebook post today, Elliot Schrage, vice president of communications and public policy, announced his departure. Schrage joined the company in 2008 after leaving his position...

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Google releases first diversity report since the infamous anti-diversity memo

Google has released its first diversity report since the infamous James Damore memo and the fallout that resulted from it. Those are both long stories but the TL;DR is that Damore said some sexist things in a memo that went viral. He got fired and then sued Google for firing him. That lawsuit, howe...

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3,000 journalists covering Kim-Trump this week is WTF is wrong with media

Media businesses are in the dumper. Every week, we hear of new layoffs, budget cuts, diminished editorial quality and more, way more. And yet, somehow, miraculously, more than 3,000 journalists managed to find the funds to travel to Singapore to cover the Kim-Trump Summit Extraordinaire this week. H...

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Reflections on E3 2018

After taking a year off, I returned to E3 this week. It’s always a fun show, in spite of the fact that the show floor has come to rival Comic-Con in terms of the mass of people the show’s organizers are able to cram into the aisles of the convention center floor. We’ve been filing...

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DOJ OIG on Comey, Clinton email investigation: OMG LOL

Enlarge (credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images News) The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General has dropped a 500-page report detailing its investigation into the conduct of FBI personnel, including former FBI Director James Comey, during the investigation into former Secretary...


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