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Microsoft says hackers already targeted three 2018 midterm candidates

Microsoft says hackers already targeted three 2018 midterm candidates

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Hackers have already targeted at least three 2018 Congressional candidates, according to a Microsoft executive, who disclosed the attempted cyber-intrusions today during a panel at the Aspen Security Forum. Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, noted at the panel today that the company had tracked attempts to use fake […]

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Scooter startup Bird will discount rides for people in low-income brackets

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Scooter-sharing startup Bird is ditching the $1 base ride fee for people in need of financial assistance, the company announced today. People who are “currently enrolled in or eligible for” state or federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid will instead only have to pay the 15 cent-per-mile fee that Bird charges all riders. Individuals […]

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Samsung and Xiaomi increased their dominance of India’s mobile market last quarter

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The US and other regions are now heavily saturated with smartphone users, so tech’s biggest companies have their eyes on India as the next key battleground to compete for market share. In the second quarter, Samsung and Xiaomi continued to lead all other competitors, with each company shipping 9.9 million smartphones in the country, according […]

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Oculus will start selling a Rift bundle with Marvel Powers United VR next week

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For those who’ve been on the fence about jumping into high-end virtual reality, Oculus VR is trying to sweeten the deal ahead of the launch of its new flagship game, Marvel Powers United VR. The title features a number of official Marvel heroes as playable characters in a co-op narrative-focused brawler, and it’s due out […]

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The Wemo Mini is the first device to get software support for Apple’s HomeKit

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It’s been over a year since Apple first announced that it would let device manufacturers add support for its HomeKit smart home standard with just software authentication (instead of requiring an Apple-approved physical chip), and now the Wemo Mini smart plug is the first device to implement the standard with a firmware update that’s already […]

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Disney is bringing back Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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During the 10th Anniversary Clone Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con, creator and producer Dave Filoni announced that the show would return on Disney’s streaming service, finishing off the story that was widely considered to be left hanging after the show’s abrupt cancellation in 2013. From 2008 to 2013, The Clone Wars ran on Cartoon […]

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Elon Musk can’t stop tweeting, but so far it doesn’t matter

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Seen from above, the mountainous national park directly above Tham Luang Nang Non, the Great Cave of the Sleeping Lady, appears tranquil — like someone lying on their side, if they were furred with trees and ran the along much of the length of Thailand’s border with Myanmar. It hardly seems like the site of […]

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Wyze’s $20 connected security camera now supports Amazon Alexa

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The $20 Wyze Cam security camera may not be the best option out there for a connected home security device, but it’s certainly the cheapest. And now it’s getting even more useful with an update that adds support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, via TechCrunch. The new functionality is only available on the second-gen version […]

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Microsoft reports strong Q4 earnings as Surface and gaming both up

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Microsoft posted the fourth quarter of its 2018 financial results today, reporting revenue of $30.1 billion and net income of $8.9 billion. Revenue has increased 17 percent year over year, and net income is up an impressive 35 percent. Microsoft’s Office and cloud offerings continue to fuel the company’s growth, but both the Surface and […]

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Western Digital to Shut Down HDD Manufacturing Facility, Increase Production of SSDs

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Western Digital this week announced plans to shut down its HDD assembly facility (near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) by the end of 2019, and then sell the property. The factory has been used for several decades, but Western Digital says that the total available market for client hard drives has been shrinking in the recent years and […]

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