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2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i review: A potent and tech-rich SUV     – Roadshow
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A twin-turbo V8 and available M goodies make the xDrive50i the hottest X5… for now.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping the Workforce
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Shoppers soon might see a lot more robots in Walmart stores — but not toy robots or even human assistant gadgets that are available for purchase. Walmart’s new robots will be taking over repeatable, predictable and manual tasks that up to now have been carried out by human employees. At Walmart stores, robots will scan […]

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Budgeting Software Options to Keep Linux Users From Seeing Red
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Budgeting apps come in all sizes and shapes. Budget apps for Linux are part of a software category that has been all but abandoned. But take heart. A number of Web-based solutions will more than meet your budget-tracking needs. If you still insist on finding a pure Linux-based application, do not mix the concept of […]

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Clutter has picked up Omni’s storage business; Omni to focus on rentals
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On the heels of Clutter announcing a large growth round of $200 million earlier this year, the storage startup is cleaning up the competitive field. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Clutter has purchased the storage business of erstwhile rival Omni. Omni will remain an independent company, which will now instead focus on rentals of personal […]

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Petition demanding Game of Thrones season 8 redo closes in on 1M signatures     – CNET
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Fired-up fans say they want showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss replaced with “competent” writers for a remake.

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Slack Patches Vulnerability In Windows Client That Could Be Used To Hijack Files
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On May 17, researchers at Tenable revealed that they had discovered a vulnerability in the Windows version of the desktop application for Slack, the widely used collaboration service. The vulnerability, in Slack Desktop version 3.3.7 for Windows, could have been used to change the destination of […]

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Hack on Stack Overflow exposes private data for ~250 users
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(credit: Pixabay) Stack Overflow said hackers obtained private data for about 250 users after breaching the site and spending the next week escalating their access. “While our overall user database was not compromised, we have identified privileged Web requests that the attacker made that could have returned IP address, names, or emails for a very […]

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There’s a new Minecraft game coming, and it’s played entirely in augmented reality
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You’ll be able to build structures and worlds on your table with friends… [credit: Microsoft ] Microsoft may believe it has made augmented reality’s killer app: the just-announced Minecraft Earth for iOS and Android. AR on mobile devices may carry tremendous potential, but it’s easy enough to argue that the mainstream value proposition hasn’t arrived yet. Pokémon Go […]

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Google’s Live Transcribe will now show when dogs are barking     – CNET
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The app for the hearing impaired will also transcribe the sounds of applause, laughter, music, whistling, door-knocks and passing cars.

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