Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

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Don’t be evil? — Analysis: Microsoft adopting Chromium puts the Web in a perilous place. Peter Bright – Dec 17, 2018 10:19 pm UTC With Microsoft’s decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That’s a worrying turn of…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report

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Social Media is evil? Who Knew? — Data shows messages tuned to support Trump, discourage opposition. Sean Gallagher – Dec 17, 2018 9:02 pm UTC Enlarge / A report commissioned by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, based on data provided to the committee by social media platforms, provides a look at just how…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

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No text message tax — FCC said texts aren’t telecommunications, causing California to ditch fee plan. Jon Brodkin – Dec 17, 2018 8:38 pm UTC California telecom regulators have abandoned a plan to impose government fees on text-messaging services, saying that a recent Federal Communications Commission vote has limited its authority over text messaging. The…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

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Shouting secrets in quantum — Entangled photons provide key, conservation of energy provides address. Chris Lee – Dec 17, 2018 7:53 pm UTC It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn’t meant widespread…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 24% off the latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Dealmaster: Take 24% off the latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad

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Staff — Plus deals on Roku TVs, Switch games, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Ars Staff – Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm UTC TechBargainsGreetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on the 32GB model of Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad, which…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetic information as self-fulfilling prophecy

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Genetic information as self-fulfilling prophecy

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People are weird — DNA test results can spur relevant physiological changes, even if they’re made up. Diana Gitig – Dec 17, 2018 6:56 pm UTC If the TV ads are at all effective, plenty of people will be getting the gift of their genetic tests this Christmas. These tests frequently allow people to explore…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Archaeologists reconstruct pre-Columbian temple with 3D-printed blocks

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You’re never too old to play with blocks — Centuries of looting had completely demolished the structure. Kiona N. Smith – Dec 17, 2018 5:51 pm UTC The unfinished temple in a southern valley of the Lake Titicaca Basin in modern-day Bolivia has been a mystery for at least 500 years. Now known as the…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks – TechCrunch

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks – TechCrunch

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Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, Ford has developed a noise-cancelling kennel prototype that…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone sales ban in China, despite today’s iOS 12.1.2 release – 9to5Mac

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating iPhone sales ban in China, despite today’s iOS 12.1.2 release – 9to5Mac

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Earlier today, Apple released iOS 12.1.2 with bug fixes for eSIM as well as to address the patents involved in its Qualcomm legal battle. In a statement to Reuters, however, Qualcomm says that Apple “continues to flout the legal system by violating injunctions,” despite today’s iOS update. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip The situation has become incredibly…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech LG plans to sell 65-inch TVs that roll up like posters in 2019 – The Straits Times

Hexbyte – Science and Tech LG plans to sell 65-inch TVs that roll up like posters in 2019 – The Straits Times

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TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – LG Electronics plans to begin selling big-screen TVs next year that can be rolled up and put away like a poster, the centrepiece of an effort to revive an ailing business, according to a person familiar with the matter. The envisioned 65-inch TVs will retract automatically at the touch of a button…