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Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $90 today, its lowest price yet

Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $90 today, its lowest price yet

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Amazon’s 2018 update to the Paperwhite turned it into the best Kindle for most people, and today only, the company is offering $40 off the new, waterproof model, marking the lowest price we’ve seen on it yet. The lowest price yet on the new Paperwhite There have been other sales on the new Paperwhite before, […]

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Fox News stops TV recording service that let journalists search for clips

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Fox News has barred a TV monitoring service from recording its broadcasts and allowing customers to search for and play back relevant segments. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the monitoring service TVEyes reached a settlement with Fox after a five-year-long legal battle requiring it to permanently stop distributing the network’s shows. TVEyes hasn’t been distributing […]

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Google fined €50 million for GDPR violation in France

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France’s data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a €50 million fine (around $56.8 million USD) for failing to comply with its GDPR obligations. This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the […]

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in fight against misinformation

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WhatsApp will now limit users to forwarding a message only five times, in an attempt to cut down on the spread of misinformation. According to Reuters, the five time forwarding limit is being implemented across the world starting today. While fake stories and deceitful groups on Facebook have been the focus in the US, misinformation […]

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Abode is bringing HomeKit to its do-it-all smart home hub

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Two engineers try to make an immortal dog in John Scalzi’s “A Model Dog”

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A story from Better Worlds, our science fiction project about hope Continue reading…

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John Scalzi on machine learning and remembering our favorite pets

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John Scalzi is a familiar name to most science fiction readers. He’s best known for his long-running blog Whatever as well as books like Old Man’s War, Redshirts, The Collapsing Empire, and, most recently, The Consuming Fire. In “A Model Dog,” Scalzi looks at what first appears to be one tech billionaire’s frivolous project that […]

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DJI says employee fraud will cost it up to $150 million

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The drone manufacturer DJI has discovered millions of dollars worth of fraud committed by its employees, the company has announced (via Bloomberg). The company has said it expects the losses from the fraud to amount to around 1 billion yuan (around $150 million USD) and that “a number” of its employees have been fired over […]

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GoFundMe launches fundraiser for workers affected by government shutdown

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GoFundMe has set up a campaign to help federal workers affected by the longest government shutdown in US history, and it’s raised over $90,000 from over 1,000 people in just two days. The fund, which was announced by GoFundMe’s CEO Rob Solomon, was started with an initial donation of $10,000 from New Age guru Deepak […]

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Amazon warehouse workers are getting utility belts to ward off robots

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Amazon has more than 100,000 robots in its warehouses, and so, naturally, needs to ensure that the machines play nice with human employees. The company’s latest solution to keep robo-human relations ticking over smoothly is what it calls the “Robotic Tech Vest” — a bit of kit that warehouse workers can wear to make them […]

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