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Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed
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Targeted ads that seem to follow us everywhere online may soon be doing the same on our TV. From a report: The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a new broadcast standard that will let broadcasters do something cable TV companies already do: harvest data about what you watch so advertisers can customize pitches. […]

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Hackers say they broke Apple’s Face ID. Here’s why we’re not convinced
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Enlarge (credit: Bkav) Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition that locks Apple’s new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could possibly be something in the middle. So far, it’s impossible […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint finally, officially, say they definitely won’t merge
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Enlarge / T-Mobile and Sprint stores in Herald Square in New York City in 2011. (credit: Getty Images | Richard Levine ) T-Mobile USA and Sprint today finally gave a definitive answer about whether they will merge. The telecom giants said that they have stopped negotiating and will remain independent entities. The wireless carriers “were unable […]

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When Quantum Computers Come, They May Speak Microsoft
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Microsoft has been working on a language for a computer that doesn’t exist. The company unveiled the language — as yet unnamed — at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida. Part of its Visual Studio product, it will run on a quantum simulator and quantum computer. Microsoft introduced the language during a presentation about the […]

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Mayweather-McGregor piracy sites on the ropes: Are they down for the count?
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Enlarge / Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. , left, and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. A judge has ordered piracy sites not to […]

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A gallery of Voyagers greatest hits—and they are truly great
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NASA Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 which, at the time, confused the heck out of the press and public because it actually launched before Voyager 1. Why did they launch the second probe first? Because Voyager 2 was going to follow a longer trajectory to reach the Jupiter system, […]

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Atari 2600 fans get the revival console they deserve
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If you want to play retro Atari 2600 games, you're not short of options. There's eBay for the original console of course. You can play some on mobile, or buy one of those "Flashback" all-in-ones, or splurge on the ultimate man/woman-cave table. But f…

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Google will now let users pay with any card they have on file, not just those saved in Android Pay
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 Google is today making it easier for users to make payments within third-party apps and mobile website, as well as in Google Assistant, when they’re out and about. No longer will the company rely that the card users want to pay with be preloaded in Android Pay – they’ll be able to choose from any payment […]

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ISPs Could Take Down Large Parts of Bitcoin Ecosystem If They Wanted To
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An anonymous reader writes: A rogue ISP could take down large parts of the Bitcoin ecosystem, according to new research that will be presented in two weeks at the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Jose, USA. According to the researchers, there are two types of attack scenarios that could be leveraged […]

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