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Teens dump Facebook for YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

A Pew survey of teens and the ways they use technology finds that kids have largely ditched Facebook for the visually stimulating alternatives of Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram. Nearly half said they’re online “almost constantly,” which will probably be used as a source of FUD, bu...

Tech

Weights & Biases raises $5M to build development tools for machine learning

Machine learning is one of those buzzwords that nearly every tech company likes to throw around nowadays — but according to Lukas Biewald, it represents a genuinely new approach to programming. “Software has eaten a lot of the world, and machine learning is eating software,” B...

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Chrome and Firefox leaks let sites steal visitors’ Facebook names, profile pics

Enlarge (credit: Ruslan Habalov) For more than a year, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome may have leaked users’ Facebook usernames, profile pictures, and likes if the users’ browsers visited malicious websites that employed a cutting-edge hack, researchers said Thursday. The data coul...

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EPA close to finish line on rolling back auto emissions standards

Enlarge (credit: David McNew/Getty Images) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hit a major milestone today in its move to roll back auto emissions standards that would have had a major impact in lowering the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the EPA's move reportedly sets...

Tech

Tesla’s over-the-air brake upgrade was amazing—and also a bit worrying

Enlarge / Interior of Tesla's Model 3. (credit: Tesla) Tesla pushed out a software update to Model 3s that dramatically improved the car's braking performance in certain conditions. The update came days after Consumer Reports announced that it could not recommend the vehicle based on inconsistent...

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AT&T wants to settle with FTC to avoid unlimited data throttling lawsuit

(credit: Mike Mozart / Flickr) AT&T has given up its years-long quest to cripple the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate broadband providers. Just weeks ago, AT&T said it intended to appeal its loss in the case to the US Supreme Court before a deadline of May 29. But today, A...

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Frozen Pluto has wind-blown dunes made of methane sand

Enlarge / Those finger-print like patterns are dunes on the plain adjacent to the peaks of the al-Idrisi Montes. (credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute) Part of the wonder of seeing new worlds is the radical difference from the planet you kn...

Computing

Nvidia to finally reveal its next generation mainstream GPU on August 20th

It seems Nvidia plans to present its ‘Next Generation Mainstream GPU’ later this summer.Videocardz spotted that Nvidia will be holding a session to talk the future of its graphics cards at the Hot Chips conference on August 20th. The schedule details that Nvidia's Vice-President of ASIC...

Computing

Acer equips its 2018 PC gaming lineup with AMD hardware

Ahead of the Computex 2018 tech show in Taipei, Taiwan next week, Acer has announced AMD processor and graphics options for its entire, freshly-revealed PC gaming hardware lineup.Starting with its new flagship gaming laptop, the Acer Predator Helios 500, Acer will release this 17.3-inch monster with...

Internet

GDPR compliance and Blockchain

There are concerns that the now-active General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and distributed ledger technology are incompatible, most likely stemming from the notion that, by virtue of a blockchain’s inherent public and transparent nature, it is far too accessible to be safe for enterprise...


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