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The Windows 10 control panel modernization continues: Fonts get some love
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Enlarge / The Settings app is gaining new powers to control your PC’s settings. (credit: Thurrott.com) The Windows user interface has a certain archaeological quality to it. While the upper layers tend to be new—using the styling and conventions of the day—dig a little deeper and you can find elements that are decades old. With […]

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Apple says iCloud China data migration notice sent to some users in error
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 Apple says that an email sent to users with Apple IDs with locations not set to China that their iCloud data was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so accidentally. The Cupertino tech giant had announced Wednesday that next month it will begin the process of moving Chinese users’ iCloud data to […]

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Some Great Barrier Reef turtle populations produce nothing but females
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Enlarge / Sea turtle. (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Humans figure out whether to develop as males or females based on the presence of a single gene on the Y chromosome. But that’s just one of a dizzying number of ways that plants and animals determine their sex. A large group of reptiles, including crocodilians and many […]

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Some Smartphone Salesmen Aren't Sold on the iPhone X
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A CNET reporter visited four carrier stores to ask their salesmen if they’d recommend an iPhone X. But after visiting stores for Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, “I couldn’t even find a salesperson to tell me it was the best iPhone I could buy.” So he finally tried asking three salesmen at Apple Stores — […]

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Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked
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If you have a Sonos or Bose product connected to your home Wi-Fi system and you've been hearing some strange sounds out of it, the good news is that your speaker isn't haunted. The bad news is that it's possible someone has remotely gained access to…

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Theranos gets $100 million in debt financing to carry it through 2018, with some caveats
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 Theranos has secured $100 million in debt financing. Yes, someone gave the blood testing company known for handing out questionable test results money. First reported by Business Insider, the company reportedly told investors it had secured the money from Fortress Investment Group, a New York-based private equity firm that was acquired by Softbank earlier this year. […]

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Oops… Some HP Laptops Shipped With Hidden Keylogger
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Some HP laptops users came with a preinstalled program to capture the keystrokes of users, a security researcher recently discovered. The researcher, Michael Myng aka “ZwClose,” discovered the keylogger software while trying to solve a keyboard problem for a friend. The software is turned off by default. After Myng contacted HP about the program, it […]

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Some state-level policies really do curb energy sector emissions
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(credit: EPA) Researchers studying state-level climate policy in the US confirm what high school teachers already know: if you make an assignment voluntary and offer no incentives for completing it, no one’s gonna do it. In an assessment of 17 climate and energy policies enacted by US states between 1990 and 2014, researchers from Emory […]

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Some Pixel 2 Users Are Complaining About A High-Pitched Whine and Clicking Noises
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After dealing with all sorts of screen issues, another problem with Google’s flagship smartphone is popping up. This time it’s an audio issue: users on Google’s official forums and elsewhere are reporting odd sounds coming from the Pixel 2 speakers. Ars Technica reports: Customers are complaining of “clicking” and a “high-pitched whine” coming from the […]

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