Google reveals major iPhone security flaws that let websites hack phones

31st August 2019

Security researchers working in Google’s Project Zero team say they have discovered a number of hacked websites which used previously undisclosed security flaws to indiscriminately attack any iPhone that visited them. Motherboard reports that the attack could be one of the largest ever conducted against iPhone users. If a user visited one of the malicious websites using a vulnerable device, then their personal files, messages, and real time location data…

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Juul will require retailers to scan IDs before selling its vapes

31st August 2019

By May 2021, anyone looking to purchase a Juul e-cig will have to have their ID scanned. Juul announced today that it will soon require all retailers to use an updated point-of-sale (POS) system. When Juul products are scanned, the POS will prompt the retailer to scan the customer’s ID. Anyone under the locally mandated age will be prohibited from buying Juul products. The POS will also block sales of…

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Gmail Keeps a Record of Your Purchase History in Plain Sight, and It’s Not Alone

30th August 2019

It’s no secret that Google gathers up huge quantities of your records in line with your seek historical past. However some distance much less recognized is that the corporate has additionally been routinely tallying up your virtual and real-world monetary transactions in line with receipts discovered for your Gmail accounts and different Google services and products. It’s simply some other signal of the large succeed in of tech titans, together…

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Robots are working retail jobs at Walmart now

30th August 2019

Back in 2017, Walmart launched a pilot project that made some of its old-school brick-and-mortar retail stores seem like futuristic testbeds. The chain began trialing robots that could scan shelves to make sure items display the correct price and that they’re in stock, a test that started out in 50 stores. This year, those robots will have rolled out to 350 Walmart stores, making robots an increasingly familiar presence in…

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Tesla launches car insurance offering in California

29th August 2019

Tesla has finally announced its car insurance offering that CEO Elon Musk teased back in April. The company describes it as a “competitively priced insurance offering designed to provide Tesla owners with up to 20 percent lower rates, and in some cases as much as 30 percent.” Tesla’s insurance will be available in California to start, and it will “expand to additional US states in the future,” the company says,…

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Amazon’s Ring to partner with 400 police agencies nationwide

29th August 2019

Doorbell-camera producer Ring will partner with more than 400 police agencies nationwide through its app in a bid to become the country’s “new neighborhood watch,” according to a report. The Amazon-owned company’s app, Neighborhood, will allow police to request homeowners’ camera footage for a certain time frame, but will also give the owners the opportunity to deny law enforcement access, according to The Washington Post, which is also owned by…

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Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads

28th August 2019

Facebook is developing a new messaging app called Threads that is meant to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends, The Verge has learned. Threads, which is designed as a companion app to Instagram, invites users to automatically share their location, speed, and battery life with friends, along with more typical text, photo, and video messages using Instagram’s creative tools. The app, which is designed for sharing…

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How to File Your Federal Taxes

28th August 2019

Taxes are due on April 15, 2019 (April 17 in Maine and Massachusetts). The new tax law has changed many forms, credits, and deductions. Check this page carefully before filing your federal income tax return. Infographic: Tax Reform – Big Changes to Credits and Deductions for 2018 Learn the changes that affect you and your family under the tax reform law. File a Federal Income Tax Return The federal government…

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Nintendo Switch lets two systems play the same game at the same time

27th August 2019

The Nintendo Switch is one of the only gaming systems that you can routinely find more than one of in a household, and you can save some cash by sharing games between the two. Over the weekend, a Redditor pointed out that game sharing functions on Switch much like it does on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, allowing two systems to play the same game at the same time. To…

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Is It Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

27th August 2019

Raise your hand if you share your Netflix password. Now, quick — put your hand down before Disney sees you. When the company launches its Disney+ service later this year, it will begin what it calls “piracy mitigation” on day one, in part by preventing users from sharing passwords. Which raises the question: Is it really piracy to share your streaming login info with someone else? If you were hoping…

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Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — August 25-31, 2019

26th August 2019

Normally, New Releases highlights five of the biggest games launching on a given week, but there’s just too much on the horizon to limit ourselves this time. We’ve got new games from respected developers like Patrice Désilets’ Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and Remedy’s Control. We’ve got horror games like Blair Witch and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. Nintendo is bringing the Switch-exclusive Astral Chain and a new mobile adventure…

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Waymo Gives Away Free Self-Driving Training Data — But With Restrictions

26th August 2019

Yesterday, Waymo announced it would “open” a large dataset of self-driving training data. This gathered attention because Waymo has, by a huge margin, the largest number of self-driving miles under its belt, and thus one of the most envied collections of tagged data that can be used to train and test neural networks, one of the key tools used in building robots and self-driving cars. People setting up to build…

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