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Zoov launches an ebike sharing system that fits in with existing roads
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Whether they take the form of scooters or bikes, pedestrian mobility programs have sprung up quickly around the globe, occasionally angering people and governments in cities that hadn't asked for a rack of vehicles in the middle of their sidewalk. Ne…

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Spotify Premium redesign borrows one of Pandora's best features
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Spotify's been busy announcing a bunch of new features this week, including an app for Google's Wear OS and better direct uploads for artists — and it's made some changes to Spotify Premium, too. Starting today, subscribers can enjoy streamlined nav…

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Samsung ups its 5G ante with network analytics firm acquisition     – CNET
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The company acquires Spanish firm Zhilabs, which could enhance its 5G network capabilities and quality.

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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Watch GT and 3D Live Emoji: Everything Huawei just announced     – CNET
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The China-based phone giant just one-upped Apple and Samsung with some seriously impressive new tech.

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How Paul Allen Saved the American Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence
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dmoberhaus writes: Paul Allen died on Monday evening at the age of 65. Motherboard spoke with SETI researchers about how the Microsoft co-founder single-handedly saved the American Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by building the first dedicated SETI radio telescope and its legacy one decade later. Less than a year after NASA’s SETI program started, it […]

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Professional Videogamers Are Working Out
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Hoping to avoid injuries, gamers get physical training; squat jumps, ginger smoothies and yoga. From a report: Esports, the world of professional videogaming, is looking more and more like other sports, with big sponsors, prize money, fan bases — and player injuries. In response, teams are educating players on ergonomics, hiring personal chefs and sending […]

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0
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Enlarge (credit: Indigo girl / Flickr) Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 early in 2020. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used to secure connections on the Web. TLS is essential to the Web, providing the ability to form connections that are confidential, […]

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Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open
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Enlarge (credit: starwars.com) There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server. While the authentication-bypass flaw represents a major security hole that should be patched immediately, it wasn’t immediately clear what sites or devices were […]

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Google's latest Gboard stickers celebrate American Sign Language
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One of the benefits of using Google's Gboard, aside from predictive emojis and GIF searches, is the cute animated stickers. Sure, most of them are fun and silly, but there are a few that carry deeper meaning. One example is a recently released sticke…

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