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  • WEF warns: AI could lead to collapse in the global financial system
    There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will reshape the world as we know it. It’ll revolutionize the way we do business, communicate, and even raise our kids. Presumably, the benefits of AI will outweigh the bad, but a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows we might just... Read more »
  • I don’t want to stream with Ninja, either
    A super-popular Twitch streamer has been accused of discriminating against women by refusing to stream with them. As a woman, I think I’m with the streamer on this one. It started with an interview in Polygon in which writer Allegra Frank interviewed Tyler “Ninja” Blevins — currently the most popular streamer on... Read more »
  • These DIY lasers scare the crap out of YouTube
    A chemist YouTuber known for his rather heated content has apparently had several of his videos flagged for being a bit too close to dangerous, which comes as a bit of a surprise considering what else the site allows to exist. We’ve seen YouTube waffle on some pretty questionable content, from kids... Read more »
  • The EPA plans to break up with science — here’s what you can do about it
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to ban science from its decision-making process. You’d be excused for thinking this seems like hyperventilating leftist nonsense. A claim that the EPA is banning science surely seems absurd. After all, how does one make judgements on the safety of chemicals without... Read more »
  • Report: Apple may launch a new MacBook Air in September or October
    A report out of Taiwan indicates that Apple could be gearing up to ship a new MacBook Air in either September or October. According to TrendForce, a Taiwanese research firm: The second quarter was the transition period when Apple was preparing for the releases of the upcoming new MacBook devices... Read more »
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  • The Boring Company will build a rapid transit system to Dodger Stadium
    LA's baseball fans and concertgoers might be among the first to ride The Boring Company's high-speed pods. Elon Musk's company has announced that it's planning to dig a tunnel that leads to Dodger Stadium for a high-speed electric transportation netw...... Read more »
  • Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Echo Dots in student residences
    If you're attending Saint Louis University this semester, you'll find more in your dorm room than the usual tiny furnishings. The school has unveiled plans to provide all 2,300 student residences on campus (both dorms and apartments) with Echo Dots...... Read more »
  • Former Tesla employee's tweets show allegedly flawed batteries
    The employee Tesla is suing for theft of proprietary information has tweeted photos and other details, perhaps in an attempt to back up some of the claims he made against the automaker. Two of the photos Martin Tripp has tweeted out show what he says...... Read more »
  • AI service gives 'Overwatch' players in-game coaching
    A typical Overwatch match is hectic and fast-paced. You can't exactly consult strategy guides in the middle of a manic team fight to figure out the best course of action, so you've probably had to rely on your own experience and knowledge of the game...... Read more »
  • California primary candidate faced cyberattacks for a year
    It's not just sitting politicians that have faced cyberattacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Former California congressional primary candidate Dr. Hans Keirstead has reported to Rolling Stone that his campaign faced hacking attempts for rough...... Read more »
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  • Customer sues AT&T for negligence over SIM hijacking that led to millions in lost cryptocurrency
    US entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin is suing AT&T for negligence and fraud that he claims resulted in millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency tokens being stolen from his account. Terpin says AT&T was his mobile carrier when criminals accessed his cellphone account by carrying out SIM swap fraud.... Read more »
  • A bunch of Tweetbot features no longer work in preparation for the Twitter API change
    Twitter is planning to roll out changes to its API tomorrow, and it’s already having effects on Tweetbot. Tapbots updated Tweetbot for iOS today and with it came the removal of timeline streaming on Wi-Fi; push notifications for likes, retweets, follows, and quotes; the activity and stats tab; and the... Read more »
  • Japan regulator reportedly looking into whether Apple secretly crushed an App Store competitor
    Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple improperly pressured Yahoo Japan to shut down a game streaming platform that competed with the iOS App Store, according to Nikkei. Yahoo Japan’s Game Plus service allowed people to stream full games made for other platforms and to play HTML5 games... Read more »
  • Motorola’s latest phone looks exactly like an iPhone X with a Huawei paint job
    Motorola has made a new iPhone X clone called the P30 that comes in an iridescent twilight color reminiscent of Huawei’s P20, as spotted by PhoneArena. When we say clone, the rear of the phone looks nearly identical to the iPhone X, except that Apple’s logo has been replaced with... Read more »
  • Android 9 Pie (Go edition) will make Android Go better this fall
    Android 9 Pie may have gotten the headlines, but Google has also announced that its latest pastry-named OS is coming to its Android Go line with Android 9 Pie (Go edition). The biggest change in Android 9 Pie (Go edition) is increased storage. According to Google’s blog post, the operating... Read more »
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    Digital Trends

  • How to fix a dead pixel
    Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement, or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop. The post How to fix a dead pixel appeared first on Digital Trends.... Read more »
  • Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit
    It’s not the cheapest smart lighting available, but for those seeking style and sophistication, it’s certainly the best. The post Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit appeared first on Digital Trends.... Read more »
  • Cortana and Alexa can call each other at the beginning of their new relationship
    Microsoft and Amazon announced a public preview of Cortana and Alexa integration. U.S. customers can now open Cortana with Alexa and Alexa with Cortana. Basic functions such as calendars and shopping lists are available with the preview. The post Cortana and Alexa can call each other at the beginning of... Read more »
  • The best gaming laptops
    Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs. The post The best gaming laptops appeared first on Digital Trends.... Read more »
  • Scientists try to trick brains of amputees with phantom limb syndrome
    New research might help some amputees better mesh what they see with what they feel. In a recently published paper, researchers show how an amputee’s brain can be tricked into believing a prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. The post Scientists try to trick brains of amputees with phantom... Read more »