US intelligence chief says “no evidence” of Chinese spy chips

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US intelligence chief says “no evidence” of Chinese spy chips Joshua Roberts / Reuters Dan Coats, the US director of national intelligence, said there’s “no evidence” that Chinese spies tampered with servers bought by up to 30 companies, including the likes of…

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Paxos Says $50 Million in Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Issued So Far – CoinDesk

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Paxos Says $50 Million in Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Issued So Far – CoinDesk Paxos, the startup behind the Paxos Standard (PAX) stablecoin, said it has so far issued a total of $50 million-worth of the U.S. dollar-pegged cryptocurrency since its official launch last…

Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach

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Here’s how to see if you were affected by Facebook’s breach Today, Facebook provided additional information on the data breach it disclosed last month. Whereas it initially said up to 50 million users might have been affected, it now reports that 30…

Senator calls for FTC investigation into Google+ data exposure

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Senator calls for FTC investigation into Google+ data exposure Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said during a Congressional hearing today on consumer data privacy that he’s calling for an investigation into Google’s latest data exposure. During his questioning of those testifying before the…

Nintendo Switch Online now includes an easier version of ‘Zelda’

Nintendo Switch Online now includes an easier version of ‘Zelda’

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Nintendo Switch Online now includes an easier version of ‘Zelda’ Nintendo had previously said that three new games would arrive on its instant-access NES catalogue today, and it’s delivered on its promise — and then some. In addition to the anticipated Solomon’s…

Oculus Quest has Rift-quality VR without the wires

Oculus Quest has Rift-quality VR without the wires

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Oculus Quest has Rift-quality VR without the wires Hugo Barra, Oculus’ head of VR, said earlier this year that the standalone headset is the key to mass adoption of VR. And in 2018, the company is doubling down on that claim. A…

Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows

Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows

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Violence in pre-Columbian Panama exaggerated, new study shows An oft-cited publication said a pre-Colombian archaeological site in Panama showed signs of extreme violence. A new review of the evidence strongly suggests that the interpretation was wrong. Continue reading . . . {authorlink}…

Microsoft merges search across Windows 10, Office, Edge and Bing

Microsoft merges search across Windows 10, Office, Edge and Bing

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Microsoft merges search across Windows 10, Office, Edge and Bing Amid hardware updates and other announcements at Ignite 2018 Monday, Microsoft said it’s releasing a string of new features to boost productivity, including one major change that will affect how you find…

Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices

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Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices Aside from all of the Alexa-connected hardware, there’s one more big development coming for Amazon’s technology: integration with Skype. Microsoft and Amazon said that voice and video calls via the service will come to Alexa…

Blizzard bans third-party ‘Overwatch’ stats apps

Blizzard bans third-party ‘Overwatch’ stats apps

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Blizzard bans third-party ‘Overwatch’ stats apps Blizzard has declared that players are not allowed to use certain third-party Overwatch stat-tracking apps. The company said running software such as Visor and Pursuit while playing the game violates the End User License Agreement, and…

A year on, the iPhone X looks ordinary

A year on, the iPhone X looks ordinary

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A year on, the iPhone X looks ordinary When Apple unveiled the iPhone X, Tim Cook said it represented the company’s vision of the smartphone of the future. Well now we’re in 2018 — it’s technically the future. Given 12 months of…

Qualcomm’s new chipset gives smartwatches new personalities

Qualcomm’s new chipset gives smartwatches new personalities

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Qualcomm’s new chipset gives smartwatches new personalities “Smartwatches are a highly integrated platform,” said Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of smart wearables, at the company’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 event earlier today. To that end, Qualcomm has been working closely with Google over…

Planet-hunting Kepler telescope declares that it is not, in fact, dead

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Planet-hunting Kepler telescope declares that it is not, in fact, dead At this point, most space enthusiasts and insiders have said their goodbyes to the Kepler spacecraft. We’ve known for months that it’s very low on fuel, and its planet-hunting replacement, TESS,…

Initial ‘Fortnite’ Android installer let hackers install malware

Initial ‘Fortnite’ Android installer let hackers install malware

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Initial ‘Fortnite’ Android installer let hackers install malware When Epic said it would skip the Google Play Store with Fortnite’s Android release, it raised eyebrows among security experts. Wasn’t it creating risks by encouraging gamers (some of whom didn’t understand the potential…

Hackers gain access to millions of T-Mobile customer details

Hackers gain access to millions of T-Mobile customer details

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Hackers gain access to millions of T-Mobile customer details T-Mobile has fallen foul of yet another cybersecurity issue. In a statement released this week the company said that an unauthorized entry into its network may have given hackers access to customer records,…