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What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports
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 Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced it’s planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the company’s Q2 earnings call, and though details are light – there’s no name, pricing, or exact launch date at this time, for example – the service […]

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Uber’s ex-CEO: given reason for alleged Waymo data heist is “f**king dumb”
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Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, seen here in December 2016. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) In the high-profile Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, the barbs are flying at a nonstop pace. Last Friday, the deposition of Travis Kalanick, who was CEO of Uber until June 2017, was made available for the first […]

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Trump fights fake news with 'Real News' on Facebook     – CNET
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Commentary: A new series on the president’s Facebook page offers an alternative presentation of what’s really going on in America.

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Why Steve Jobs Loved the IPod Shuffle
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“Right after the keynote in which Steve Jobs introduced the iPod Shuffle, I went backstage with one question in mind: What makes an iPod an iPod?” remembers Steven Levy. mirandakatz writes Apple recently announced that it’s officially discontinuing the iPod — sad news for anyone who’d prefer to not have to lug around an entire […]

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Warner Music Files Copyright Claim on A Silent 'Star Wars' Video On YouTube
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rgh02 writes: Earlier this summer, popular YouTube channel Auralnauts received some unfortunate news: Warner/Chappell had filed a monetization claim on their “Star Wars Minus Williams” video through YouTube’s Content ID System. More than anything, the Auralnauts were confused — the video the music company was claiming rights over didn’t have any music in it at […]

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Jump Drive review: An addictive, lightning-quick sci-fi card game
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Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. What’s the best modern strategy card game? If you said anything other than “Race for the Galaxy,” I have some news for you—you’re wrong. (We’d also accept Magic, but […]

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Security researcher who neutralized WCry to be released on $30,000 bond
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Enlarge (credit: Penn State) Marcus Hutchins, the celebrated security professional who was arrested Wednesday on federal charges he helped create and distribute malware that steals banking credentials, will be released from detention pending $30,000 bail, according to Las Vegas reporter Christy Wilcox and other news outlets. Wilcox reported on Twitter that Hutchins will stay in […]

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Facebook Takes Another Stab at Neutralizing Fake News
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Stung by charges that it allowed fake news stories to proliferate during the 2016 election cycle, Facebook has begun rolling out broadly a feature meant to regain the trust of its members. The tool effectively will surround questionable stories with related news stories offering different perspectives — a strategy intended to help readers discern where […]

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Being Outside Could Become Deadly In South Asia, Says Study
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity to new extremes, according to a new study. These conditions could affect up to a third of the people living […]

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