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Children are being “datafied” before we’ve understood the risks, report warns – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A report by England’s children’s commissioner has raised concerns about how kids’ data is being collected and shared across the board, in both the private and public sectors. In the report, entitled Who knows what about me?, Anne Longfield urges society to “stop and think” about what big data means for children’s lives. Big data practices could result in a data-disadvantaged generation whose life chances are shaped by their childhood
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HTC’s enterprise-only Vive Focus makes using VR easy

[ad_1] Angela Lang/CNET Virtual Reality can be an incredible, unique experience -- but most of it has a painfully high barrier to entry. Most VR setups require an expensive PC and an unwieldily headset weighed down by wires and adapters. There are a few cheap, simple options, like the Oculus Go, but they don't have enough power to do anything truly interesting. But between that expensive, unwieldy option and the
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Study shows that social media limits made people feel less lonely

[ad_1] The team enlisted the help of 143 undergraduate students who completed a survey regarding their mental well-being and who had to submit screenshots of their iPhones' batteries for three weeks. They were separated into two groups: a control group that maintained their current social media behavior and an experimental group that limited their time on the three social media networks to 10 minutes per platform per day. The researchers
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‘FIFA 19’ gets a UEFA eChampions League esports tournament

[ad_1] The setup will see eligible competitors on the PS4 participating in eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments between March 2-3, with the top 64 players advancing to a live qualifying event on April 26-27. This leg will whittle down the crowd to just eight players ("the world's elite," to borrow EA's phrasing) for the eChampions League live final, which takes place in Madrid, Spain on May 31 -- a
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Best Buy Early Black Friday Smart Home, Security, and Wi-Fi Deals

[ad_1] Best Buy isn’t waiting around for Black Friday. The big box electronics retailer announced a slew of first-round Black Friday Ad deals ahead of time for immediate ordering for a few days. The following round one Best Buy Black Friday deals cover smart home, security, and Wi-Fi products. These deals all end Sunday, November 11 and quantities may be limited for certain items, so maybe waiting may not pay.
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Best Buy Early Black Friday Smart Home, Security, and Wi-Fi Deals

[ad_1] Best Buy isn’t waiting around for Black Friday. The big box electronics retailer announced a slew of first-round Black Friday Ad deals ahead of time for immediate ordering for a few days. The following round one Best Buy Black Friday deals cover smart home, security, and Wi-Fi products. These deals all end Sunday, November 11 and quantities may be limited for certain items, so maybe waiting may not pay.
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The Morning After: An electric Harley-Davidson

[ad_1] The streaming fight is on in 2019.Disney's Netflix competitor has a name: Disney+The new service will offer a number of exclusive original shows and movies as well including a Loki-centric Thor spinoff starring Tom Hiddleston, a reboot of the High School Musical franchise, new adventures from the Monsters Inc. universe and a prequel series to Rogue One starring Diego Luna (to go with Jon Favreau's already-announced The Mandalorian).It's one
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Acer Predator Aethon 500 review: Seriously, who designed this keyboard?

[ad_1] The longer you stare at Acer’s Predator Aethon 500, the weirder it seems. It’s not that it’s an ugly keyboard per se, but you might call it “challenging.” Where most companies might settle on one or two flashy design elements to stand out, the Aethon 500 is all flash, a mess of design elements that often contradict each other.Acer’s definitely making a statement as it enters the mechanical keyboard
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Smishing: A New Security Threat The Targets Smartphones By Text Message

[ad_1] Phishing remains a serious security problem. According to some reports, one in every 101 emails are malicious and most of those use some form of phishing as a primary scamming tactic. Most people are aware of phishing, but we only look out for threats when checking email. Criminals, however, are one step ahead. Security experts say phishing has come full-force to texting, and it carries even more potential danger
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Not the timesheet issue we were expecting

[ad_1] Pilot fish is the new hire at this IT consulting outfit -- in fact, he's fresh out of college when he's sent to work on his first project."I followed the lead of the senior consultant on the project, Barney," says fish. "He told me how many hours we worked each day, how to fill out timesheets, how long a lunch we could take -- longer when he felt like
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Not the timesheet issue we were expecting

[ad_1] Pilot fish is the new hire at this IT consulting outfit -- in fact, he's fresh out of college when he's sent to work on his first project."I followed the lead of the senior consultant on the project, Barney," says fish. "He told me how many hours we worked each day, how to fill out timesheets, how long a lunch we could take -- longer when he felt like
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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in convenience stores

[ad_1] Back in September, the FDA gave e-cigarette makers 60 days to prove they aren't targeting minors. But it sounds like the agency has decided to take take stronger measures against the sales of e-cigs to underage consumers. The restriction will only cover pod-based products and not open-tank systems sold in vape shops. Further, it will not apply to menthol-flavored pods, because menthol is permitted in regular cigarettes, though. The
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David Attenborough to voice Netflix’s nature conservation series, Our Planet – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Netflix has persuaded everyone’s favorite naturalist, David Attenborough, to voice its forthcoming original nature documentary series, Our Planet, which is slated to put conservation squarely in the frame, not just offer glorious animal eye-candy. It’s a timely moment to focus on conservation with climate change posing existential threats to global biodiversity — unless humans act to limit temperature rises. Since the 1970s Attenborough has voiced and fronted myriad major BBC nature
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Win a shot to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Still crying in your Red Bull because you missed the deadline to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018? Don’t despair. You have one more chance to step onto the Main Stage and go head-to-head against some of the best pre-series A startups across Europe. How? Grab an exhibitor’s table in Startup Alley. Every exhibitor has a chance of being selected as a Wild Card winner. Who does the
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Sony’s high-end X900F 4K TVs are on sale for up to $350 off (in 2 sizes, too)

[ad_1] Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You're gonna want this bad boy in your life. Keep reading to find out why.Image: sonyBy Leah StodartMashable Deals2018-11-09 09:00:00 UTC Editor's note: Both Mashable and PCMag are owned by Ziff Davis. TVs are one of *the* big ticket items that people look for on Black Friday — and with all of the
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Netflix sued over goat-headed deity in Sabrina series

[ad_1] The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix, alleging unauthorized use of the goat-headed deity Baphomet. Netflix The devil is sometimes in the details, and that's why Netflix is being sued over its new series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.The Satanic Temple is suing the streaming service and Warner Bros. for $50 million for alleged unauthorized use of the goat-headed deity Baphomet. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in US District Court in
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Xiaomi is opening a retail store in London as it extends its Europe push – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Xiaomi’s expansion into Europe continues at speed after the Chinese smartphone maker announced plans to open its first retail store in London. The company is best known for developing quality Android phones at affordable prices and already it has launched devices in Spain, Italy and France. Now, that foray has touched the UK where Xiaomi launched its Mi 8 Pro device at an event yesterday and revealed that it
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Best Black Friday 2018 PS4, Switch, Xbox One console deals

[ad_1] James Martin/CNET Whether you're shopping for the holidays or just want a hot deal on a new console, Black Friday is when you'll find the best standalone and bundle deals for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles. And since you're going to need even more games than the pack-in for that fresh new console, check out our guides to the best games currently available on the PS4, Xbox
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Vine Fans, Your Favorite Video-looping App Is Coming Back As Byte

[ad_1] ByteIf you’ve never quite gotten over the loss of video-looping app Vine, then listen up. A similar offering from one of its co-founders is coming to smartphones soon. Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann said in a tweet on Thursday that his new video-looping app will be called Byte and plans go live in the spring of 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc —
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Black Friday phone deals 2018: $250 iPhone XS gift card, $300 off Note 9

[ad_1] Good news: Black Friday and Cyber Monday phone deals are expected to be just as aggressive as in years past. Thankfully, for many of these deals, you won't have to engage in ferocious tug-of-war for the last box on the shelf, instead swooping in on coveted promotions from the comfort of your couch. Black Friday officially falls on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday follows on Nov.
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Scientists reveal the origin of the world’s oldest natural mummy

[ad_1] Skulls and other human remains from PW Lund's collection from Lagoa Santa, Brazil, kept in the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Natural History Museum of Denmark Ancient DNA sequencing has definitively shown that the world's oldest natural mummy -- a 10,700-year-old skeleton discovered in Nevada nearly 80 years ago -- was Native American.While tracing the migrations of ancient humans through the Americas, a team led by Eske Willerslev, professor
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iFixit takes a peek inside the new MacBook Air

[ad_1] Parts like ports, the fan and speakers are also more modular than earlier designs, which is good both for iFixit's DIY crowd, and encouraging as a quick turnaround prospect even for those of us who might simply drop off a machine for a quick repair. For now though, it's all about getting a look at the parts that make up its lightweight design, as well as specs like its
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Calling all hackers! Join us for TechCrunch China’s Shenzhen Hackathon on Nov 17 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Attention coders, designers and all other builders: the TechCrunch China Hackathon is returning to Shenzhen, the city known as the hardware capital of the world, this month and we want you to take part! So if your inner being is to code, design, build and hack cool things; if you want to have fun with others like you over a weekend; if you love to use your superpower to win cash
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David Attenborough is narrating Netflix nature series ‘Our Planet’

[ad_1] Our Planet has been a massive undertaking, according to Netflix. The series is four years in the making, with footage taken in 50 different countries around the world by more than 600 crew members. Tens of thousands of hours of film taken over the course of 3,500 filming days were captured using 4K cameras. That footage will comprise the series, which will highlight the delicate habitats of earth and
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HBO’s Watchmen series: Everything we know about the release date, cast and plot

[ad_1] As history shows, adapting the Watchmen graphic novel hasn't exactly been all smiles.Zack Snyder's 2009 live-action movie came off the back of two decades of development hell, with Twelve Monkeys' director Terry Gilliam flirting with the project before deeming the comic (gathered into a graphic novel in 1987) "unfilmable". Other big names like Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) and Paul Greengrass (The Bourne series) were put forward then pulled back, until
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Bird will let you complain about bad e-scooter parking

[ad_1] Mind how you park your Bird.Image: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesBy Sasha Lekach2018-11-09 03:01:40 UTC Irresponsible scooter parking is the scourge of any city overrun with the motorized devices. So on Thursday, e-scooter company Bird unleashed "Community Mode" on its app, which includes a way to report or complain about bad parking jobs or damaged Birds blighting city streets. The new feature is part of Bird's GovTech platform that lets cities
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‘King Kong’ on Broadway review

[ad_1] About 40 minutes into the show, right before Kong first appears onstage, the audience at King Kong on Broadway is crackling with excitement. Ann Darrow (Christiani Pitts) is tied up, seemingly helpless and lost in the middle of a spooky forest when we hear a growl in the darkness. In one brilliant moment the part-animatronic, part-puppet animal that is nearly as tall as the stage appears in all his
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The best Black Friday 2018 deal on Apple AirPods

[ad_1] Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods are a lot like Apple EarPods -- just without the wires. But you pay for that cord-free freedom: AirPods list for $159, and discounts are rare (and usually small). But Black Friday is coming, and that means deals on everything, right? As of now, this is the best price I've located -- and it's happening well before Black Friday (namely, Nov. 10). Now playing: Watch
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Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis sell for over $1.3 million at auction

[ad_1] Personal effects owned by famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, including his wheelchair and doctoral thesis, have sold for a combined total of over a million pounds (about $1,306,275, AU$1,801,515) at auction. The objects sold at an online event run by British auction house Christie's and dubbed the "On the Shoulders of Giants" sale. It featured pieces belonging to other celebrated thinkers including Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. In 1963, Hawking
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Volkswagen reportedly has $23,000 Tesla competitor in the works

[ad_1] According to Reuters' sources, Volkswagen has also made new partnerships with SK Innovation, a South Korean battery cell manufacturer, and Ford. Reuters reported last month that VW and Ford had been in exploratory talks to develop self-driving electric vehicles.Following the embarrassing Dieselgate scandal in which Volkswagen cheated emissions tests, the European Union and the German government have put a lot of pressure on the automaker to right its wrong.
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Walmart is building an AI lab inside one of its store – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Walmart has just announced its plans to launch what it’s calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York. The idea is to test both associate and customer experiences. For example, Walmart wants to use artificial intelligence to better identify when items are running low on stock so that it can proactively replenish the stock. Lead by an internal team called Kepler, Walmart also
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Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 33

[ad_1] Thirty-three days after Microsoft withdrew the Windows 10 October 2018 Update from all distribution, the Redmond, Wash. company has yet to restart delivery.The delay has no precedent in Windows 10 and has gone on significantly longer than instances in prior editions when updates, most of them security fixes, had to be pulled and then later re-released.Microsoft debuted the fall feature upgrade, also known as 1809 in the firm's yymm
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Surround sound on the cheap: The LG 4.1 channel soundbar system is now just $197

[ad_1] Surround sound is a great way to enhance your home entertainment, but a full speaker setup can get expensive. If you're looking for a simpler and affordable home theater solution, this LG 4.1 channel soundbar system is now on sale for just $197. The post Surround sound on the cheap: The LG 4.1 channel soundbar system is now just $197 appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link
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Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars

[ad_1] The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are two of America's favorite sports cars. In this comparison piece, we highlight the main differences between the two machines when it comes to their design and performance, among other factors. The post Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link
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All I want for Christmas are these kitschy VC trading cards – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Just kidding. Please don’t buy me these collectible trading cards featuring Silicon Valley venture capitalists for Christmas. But if you are in the market for a gift for a VC — or aspiring VC — they’d probably appreciate a set. [gallery ids="1744120,1744121,1744122"] Yes, they really exist! TouchBase is selling a line of the VC trading cards, featuring Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham, Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker
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SpaceX’s Starlink aims to put over a thousand of its communications satellites in super-low orbit – TechCrunch

[ad_1] SpaceX’s planned communication satellite constellation, known as Starlink, will now be targeting a much lower orbit than originally planned, at least for over a thousand of the satellites, the company revealed in an FCC filing. The move should help mitigate orbital debris and provide better signal for the company’s terrestrial users as well. Starlink plans to put 1,584 satellites — about a third of the 4,409 the company aims
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2020 Hyundai Palisade flagship SUV bound for LA Auto Show

[ad_1] When it showed off its all-new 2019 Santa Fe SUV, Hyundai promised that a larger, more luxurious three-row crossover was just around the corner. As of today, we know what to call this new SUV: the 2020 Hyundai Palisade.The new midsize Palisade will replace the one-year-only 2019 Santa Fe XL, which is itself the long-wheelbase version of the previous-generation Santa Fe, a model that had been around since 2013.