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SEC knew about weak security years before hack

The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC's internal evaluatio…
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Cummins unveils an electric big rig weeks before Tesla

Sorry, Tesla, but someone just stole the thunder from the electric big rig you were planning to unveil this fall. The engine giant Cummins has unveiled a concept semi truck, the AEOS, that runs entirely on the power of an electric motor and a 140kWh…
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Nintendo Switch Online app pops up a few days before the service is live

The true, full-fledged online gaming platform from Nintendo is approaching showtime. Nintendo won’t begin offering the service until Friday, but the company is already letting owners of the Switch grab the companion app for their mobile devices. The Nintendo Switch Online app went live on Google Play and the Apple App Store three days before the […]

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If you’ve never considered a cruise before, you will now

If the idea of a cruise has always failed to float your boat, then might you be persuaded if you were told that on the top deck of your ship is a two-level, Ferrari-branded go-kart track?

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How to save your Vine videos before they disappear forever

If you’re one of the millions of Vine users, you might be disappointed to hear that the popular service is shutting down in the near future. Thankfully, there is a way to save your videos before they disappear forever.

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Hot potato! How to ditch your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before it explodes

Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 shortly after launch due to exploding batteries. Now, replacement handsets have also gone up in smoke (literally). Here’s how to get a replacement or a refund for your Galaxy Note 7 and what to buy instead.

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LG’s new Tone Active earbuds put function before fashion

Looking for a pair of wireless earbuds that aren’t going to fall into the drain if dropped? LG has you covered with the new Tone Active earbuds — that’s if you can get past the stares you may encounter while wearing them.

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A YouTube experience like nothing you’ve seen before

Ever wish you could swim with sharks, ride in an Indy Car, or go on a world tour? Well, later this year you’ll be able to experience these events and more as if you were really there with the YouTube VR app.

For more than a year, we’ve been adding support for new video and audio formats on YouTube like 360-degree video, VR video and Spatial Audio. These were the first steps on our way toward a truly immersive video experience, and now we’re taking another one with the YouTube VR app for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality mobile virtual reality, announced today at Google I/O.

We’re creating the YouTube VR app to provide an easier, more immersive way to find and experience virtual reality content on YouTube. It also comes with all the YouTube features you already love, like voice search, discovery, and playlists, all personalized for you, so you can experience the world’s largest collection of VR videos in a whole new way.

And thanks to the big, early bet we made on 360-degree and 3-D video, you will be able to see all of YouTube’s content on the app—everything from classic 16×9 videos to 360-degree footage to cutting-edge VR experiences in full 3-D. Whether you want a front row seat to your favorite concert, access to the best museums in the world, or a midday break from work watching your favorite YouTube creator, YouTube VR will have it all.

To bring even more great VR content onto YouTube, we’ve been working with some amazing creators to experiment with new formats that offer a wide range of virtual experiences. We’re already collaborating with the NBA, BuzzFeed and Tastemade to explore new ways of storytelling in virtual environments that will provide valuable lessons about the way creators and viewers interact with VR video. Stay tuned!

We’ve also been working with camera partners to make Jump-ready cameras, such as the GoPro Odyssey, available to creators, to help make the production of VR video more accessible. And today, we’re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon.

We’re just beginning to understand what a truly immersive VR experience can bring to fans of YouTube, but we’re looking forward to making that future a (virtual) reality.

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Try before you buy (a house) with Realstir

Meet Realstir, a startup described as a “social real estate marketplace empowering consumers and real estate professionals through local knowledge and easy real-time communication.” The company allows you to try before you buy your house.

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The Hubble has seen farther back in time than ever before

NASA announced on Thursday that an international team of astronomers have used the Hubble space telescope to spot the most distant galaxy discovered to date — not to mention one of the oldest in the visible Universe. The galaxy, dubbed GN-z11, has a…
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Toshiba scraps Wearvue smart specs just days before launch

Toshiba has scrapped its Wearvue smart glasses just days before the product was due to go on sale. Aimed at businesses looking for hands-free solutions, the Glass-like gadget has been ditched as the embattled tech firm looks to make cost savings.

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Before silicon gets under your skin, get it etched on top with a Tech Tat

Tech Tats are temporary, adhesive wearable gadgets packed with biosensors. They can read vital signs and provide health data, not to mention possible applications for mobile payment solutions and the financial world.

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Appeals Court: Copyright holders ‘must consider fair use’ before sending DMCAs

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Universal Music Group in a 2007 Digital Millennium Copyright Act case that could change how and when copyright holders can send takedown notices. The case revolves around a takedown notice sent to…
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Parallels 11 brings Microsoft’s Cortana to Macs before Siri

The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on…
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