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Laptops could be banned from checked airline bags due to fire risk

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Google apologizes as pop-up stores charge too much for Pixel 2; plans to pay back buyers

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Review: What It's Like to Have Microsoft's Virtual Butler in Your Living Room

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Veo Robotics raises $12 million to help machines and humans collaborate more efficiently

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Apple falls on reports of low iPhone 8 sales

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Apple will have at most 3 million iPhone Xs next week, KGI says, and that won't meet immediate demand
Apple will have no more than 3 million iPhone X units available for purchase when preorders open next week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Friday. Kuo is well-known for accurate reporting on Apple's supply chain. His note, reported by , suggests that the shortage of units is related to several components used in the iPhone X. Originally, reports suggested the new 3-D face-scanning sensor was to blame, but Kuo added that the circuit board for a new camera is also causing setbacks   Read More ...
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This is Amazon's new Echo, and it's surprisingly nice for the price
The all-new Amazon Echo just landed on my desk, and it's way nicer than I thought it would be, especially for $99. As an owner of several Amazon Echo products — including the smaller Echo Dot, original Echo and the screen-toting Echo Show — I didn't think I was going to buy any more. Now, I think maybe I need just one more in the house   Read More ...
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US: Laptops in checked bags on airlines pose fire, explosion risk
The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression system   Read More ...
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Microsoft's noble attempt at a smart speaker isn't as good as the Google Home or Amazon Echo
The Harman Kardon Invoke is Microsoft's answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but it isn't as good as those products. Microsoft didn't build its own smart speaker — as Amazon and Google did — but instead decided to outsource the hardware to Harman Kardon, an established player in the audio market. It's a towering speaker that fires 360-degree audio around the room and has built-in microphones to accept voice commands for Cortana   Read More ...
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Plex for Android Auto simplifies server-based music streaming
In-car entertainment will have to step up to accommodate our automated driving future. With an AI at the wheel, we'll be free to watch movies, play games, and conduct video calls. It's easy to imagine an all-round media player, like Plex, fitting into that scenario. For now, it's making its way into regular cars, courtesy of Android Auto. Google's in-car operating system is currently available in newer vehicles, head units, and as a mobile app   Read More ...
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting laptops and other large personal electronic devices in their checked bags   Read More ...
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Laptops could be banned from checked airline bags due to fire risk
Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that fire fighting equipment aboard the plane would not be able to extinguish. That could "lead to the loss of the aircraft," according to the proposal   Read More ...
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5 Things You Need to Know About the New (and Scary) Wave of 'File-less' Cyber Attacks
Share Add to Technology Cybersecurity 5 Things You Need to Know About the New (and Scary) Wave of 'File-less' Cyber Attacks Companies are bracing for cyber attacks that use those companies' own system tools against them -- and keep their IT professionals up at night.   Read More ...
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Google apologizes as pop-up stores charge too much for Pixel 2; plans to pay back buyers
Google's Pixel 2 XL smartphone displays the name "Fantasy," the Earth Wind & Fire song it hears. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USAT) Call it smartphone sticker shock. Google issued an apology and says it will pay back consumers who were charged about $30 above the regular price for its new Pixel 2 smartphones in a Manhattan pop-up store. The pricing discrepancy, on both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL models, was first reported by   Read More ...
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Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward as the religion doubles the missions where technology is allowed and swaps out tablets for smartphones. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release Friday that the change signals ongoing adaption to reflect how people communicate and interact   Read More ...
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Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward as the religion doubles the missions where technology is allowed and swaps out tablets for smartphones. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release Friday that the change signals ongoing adaption to reflect how people communicate and interact   Read More ...
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Google Powers 3D Virtual Reality Exploration Of The Surface Of Mars - socaltech.com
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Mars? Google has teamed up with NASA and JPL to power a new, 3D, virtual reality experience of the real surface of Mars, on the new Access Mars website. According to Google, it has taken the photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover, which have been used by NASA to create a 3D model of Mars, and lets users experience the surface of the planet using WebVR   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, and cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people may have downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Android adware hidden inside 8 apps downloaded up to 2.6 million times
The infiltrated apps were discovered by Mountain View, California-based software company Symantec earlier this month, but cybersecurity experts say 600,000 to 2.6 million people downloaded the applications.   Read More ...
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Review: First Cortana-powered smart speaker
If you tap a finger on top of the new Invoke smart speaker, it might meow. You may also get a fact about otters or elbow licking, and hear a dad joke. This oddball feature is one of the few unique things on the new Harmon Kardon Invoke. The $200 smart speaker, available October 22, is the first to use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant   Read More ...
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Taking Your iTunes Library to Android
Is it possible to move or play my iTunes songs on an Android phone? I thought iTunes locked you into an Apple device, but maybe there are ways to do it? When Apple’s iTunes Music Store , it sold songs and albums as digital files in the Advanced Audio Coding format (instead of the then-common MP3 format) with digital rights management, or D   Read More ...
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Review: What It's Like to Have Microsoft's Virtual Butler in Your Living Room
Microsoft is out to prove that Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant aren't the only virtual concierges worth inviting into your home. After first teasing its Cortana-powered speaker last December , Harman Kardon's Invoke will finally launch on October 22 for $199. With Microsoft's Cortana butler built-in, the Invoke can recite the weather, control smart home devices and more, just like its Amazon and Google rivals   Read More ...
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Equifax beefs up lobbying efforts following data breach | Political Insider blog
The Atlanta credit bureau Equifax ramped up its spending over the last three months to lobby the federal government and protect its image as it took fire for exposing the personal records of more than 145 million Americans. Its two main competitorsmeanwhile shifted their resources in order to do the same. New federal records released this week show Equifax increased its budget to lobby Congress and agency regulators by 12 percent…   Read More ...
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Top 5: Arduino and Raspberry Pi-powered wall art, Linux terminal emulators, and more
In this week’s Top 5 we look at how to turn Arduino and Raspberry Pi into wall art, a project to help beginners learn Python, running DOS programs in Linux, and more. Community moderator Joshua Pearce shares the great news that the United States government has decided to open source the System Advisory Model software. This will increase transparency, flexibility, and collaboration, which is a win-win for all   Read More ...
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Lack of preparation tops the list of cybersecurity threats, senators say
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — In the array of cybersecurity threats, from data theft to disinformation, election hacking and attacks on critical infrastructure, lawmakers warned that the most serious threat may be the government's lack of preparation. Officials responsible for the nation's cybersecurity appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday and delivered a clear message, that while multiple agencies are working toward improving national security in the information space, the United States is still not keeping pace with the threat   Read More ...
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Veo Robotics raises $12 million to help machines and humans collaborate more efficiently
Veo Robotics, which is building a smarter, more intuitive robotics system for industrial applications, announced today that it has secured $12 million in funding. Lux Capital and GV co-led this round, with participation from existing investor Next 47 — a venture firm created by Siemens. Founded in 2016, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup provides AI-powered software that tells machines how to act and respond to humans in a manual labor setting   Read More ...
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Natick software firm donates $10m to Museum of Science
Many of the engineers who work at MathWorks regularly visited the Museum of Science when they were children. For some, those experiences helped put them on paths toward their careers. Now, the Natick software developer is paying the Museum of Science back for that inspiration, with a $10 million donation. “It’s hard to find an engineer or scientist who grew up in this area who wasn’t influenced by the museum by visiting there as a kid,” said Jack Little, chief executive of the 4,000-employee company   Read More ...
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Walmart sets its sights on shopping via virtual reality
Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet.com and ModCloth, and investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. Now, the world's largest retailer is setting its sights on virtual reality. Imagine this, says Katie Finnegan, who heads Walmart's tech incubator: You need a tent for your next camping trip. If all goes to plan, you could one day virtually swoop in to your campsite and see any given tent in action   Read More ...
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Cramer: Don't let iPhone 8 order worries keep you out of Apple stock
Shares of Apple and some suppliers were lower Thursday after Taiwan-based newspaper The Economic Times reported, citing a source, that the tech giant may be cutting orders for the iPhone 8. Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street" that news about supply concerns or iPhone orders has plagued Apple investors "since the beginning of time." "How many times have people sold it on that kind of stuff?" said Cramer, whose charitable trust owns Apple shares   Read More ...
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MongoDB shares jump more than 30 percent in $192 million IPO
MongoDB rose nearly 34 percent on their first day of trading on Thursday in a $192 million IPO. The technology company listed its stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "MDB." MongoDB priced its 8 million-share initial public offering at $24 a share Wednesday night, above the expected range of $20 per share to $22 per share. Shares opened at $33 apiece and closed at $32   Read More ...
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Apple falls on reports of low iPhone 8 sales
Apple's shares fell more than 2.5 percent on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the November launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone X. Apple no longer gives regular updates on sales numbers but indications from supply channels, phone operators and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the latest update of the smartphone   Read More ...
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University of Houston to start data science center
A data center will be coming to Houston soon after all. The University of Houston said Thursday it will start an on-campus data science center. The decision comes months after the University of Texas System called off plans to develop a 300-plus acre swath of land, likely for that purpose, in March amid a political backlash. UH's institute will cover cyber and physical security, drug development and discovery, sustainability and health care   Read More ...
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iPhone 8 seems to have an iPhone X problem. Awkward.
Jefferson Graham tests the Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone camera--is it the best one ever, as some have said? He compares to the Apple iPhone 8 Plus in a beach shootout on #Talking Tech. SAN FRANCISCO — The iPhone 8 has an iPhone X problem. Smartphone buyers seem to be holding out for the high-end, high-priced iPhone X over the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models that went on sale last month   Read More ...
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Intel Capital boosts startup investment, including Portland cybersecurity company
Intel Capital, the chipmaker's venture capital arm, announced $60 million in new startup investments Thursday. That brings its total investment for the year to $566 million, up from $455 million in all of 2016. Thursday's investments include a Portland cybersecurity startup called Eclypsium, which disclosed $2.3 million in funding last month. Intel says Eclypsium's technology is designed to help defend against attacks on hardware, computer firmware and supply chains   Read More ...
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League of Women Voters to study cybersecurity of Harris County elections
The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area plans to study the cybersecurity of Harris County's election system, but the non-partisan group may not be able to gather all the information it wants. The League, working with the non-profit civic-tech activist group Sketch City, hopes to finish the study and release recommendations by May 2018. During an organizational meeting Tuesday night at the Leonel Castillo Community Center, Sketch City founder Jeff Reichman said the group had received early cooperation from both the Harris County Clerk's office, which administers elections, and the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, which handles voter registration   Read More ...
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Consumer Reports says old Samsung Galaxy better than new iPhone 8
Sorry Apple users, Consumer Reports has spoken. According to the trusted outlet’s new ratings, the Samsung Galaxy S7 outscores Apple’s latest product, the iPhone 8. Here’s how it was broken down: The testing organization awarded the Galaxy S8 and S8+ a score of 81 out of 100. This topped the iPhone 8’s score of 80. The bigger news, however, came in the assessment Consumer Reports gave the Galaxy S7 — in fact, it recommends the S7 over the new iPhone 8, despite giving both phones the same score   Read More ...
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Google exec: Our society is in real jeopardy
Gerhard Eschelbeck: The cyber threats to our most personal data, our businesses, our infrastructure and our democracy are real High-quality cybersecurity must become a prioritized pillar of society if we are to protect ourselves, writes Eschelbeck Gerhard Eschelbeck is the vice president of privacy and security at Google. He published the "Laws of Vulnerabilities," is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security   Read More ...
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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower
(Reuters) - Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more questions on Thursday over Apple Inc’s strategy of releasing two phones within months of each other in 2017, sending its shares almost 3 percent lower. The chief executive of Canada’s largest mobile network Rogers Communication said appetite for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus had been “anemic”, adding to a series of hints that sales had been poor ahead of the iPhone X launch on Nov   Read More ...
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University of Houston to start data science center
A data center will be coming to Houston soon after all. The University of Houston said Thursday it will start an on-campus data science center. The decision comes months after the University of Texas System called off plans to develop a 300-plus acre swath of land, likely for that purpose, in March amid a political backlash. UH's institute will cover cyber and physical security, drug development and discovery, sustainability and health care   Read More ...
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UPDATE 4-Canada's No. 1 wireless carrier sees 'anemic' iPhone 8 demand
(Adds analyst comment, earnings detail) By Alastair Sharp TORONTO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada’s biggest wireless company said on Thursday that he is seeing little demand for Apple Inc’s iPhone 8, adding to concerns about prospects for sales of the device. “What we’re seeing is sort of ... anemic appetite for the iPhone 8,” Rogers Communications Inc Chief Executive Joe Natale said in an quarterly earnings conference call   Read More ...
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