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Facebook’s Libra Currency Battered By Defections, Pushback
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay an
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Cybersecurity Whiz: Combined Threats Endanger 2020 Vote
Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there’s little the federal government ca
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Movies & TV Shows
In the African savanna, a new lion cub, Simba (Donald Glover), is born as the heir to an animal kingdom. Simba looks up to his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones), the reigning king of the Pride Lands. However, Mufasa’s devious brother Scar (Chiwetel E
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Music
Iconic-if-controversial rapper Lil’ Kim’s previous studio album, The Naked Truth, was released during a brief prison sentence she served in 2005. Now, the follow-up to that critically-acclaimed album has finally arrived – and perhaps unsurprisingly,
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In ‘Mistress Of Evil’, Maleficent Plays Mom
For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), the beauty who escaped the curse of sleep, merrily accepts the proposal of Pri
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Millennial Money: Surprising Tricks For Your Credit Cards
Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send. Of course, credit cards offer convenience, and so
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Has Tech Made Moving Nukes Safe Enough? Depends Whom You Ask
The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, pack
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California Outlines Ways To Comply With Upcoming Privacy Law
Companies must notify California residents of their data privacy rights in plain language and must verify people’s identities before releasing data, state officials proposed. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced draft regulations that
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THE BEST FEATURES OF macOS CATALINA
The Mac is very much in a state of transition. A new, thoroughly redesigned version of the immensely powerful Mac Pro has been penciled in for a fall release, while a refreshed MacBook Pro is rumored for arrival at around the same time. However, it’s
Apple Magazine4 min lettiPolitics
California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries
Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at ha
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Seniors Can Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues
Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Ka
Apple Magazine3 min lettiFood & Wine
You Can Try This At Home: Cookbook Serves Up TV, Movie Foods
It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe’s character Chris Traeger on a t
Apple Magazine5 min lettiNutrition
Who Says You Can’t Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew
So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly con
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Google Debuts Pixel 4 Phone, Wireless Earbuds With AI
Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-F
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NASA Launches Satellite To Explore Where Air Meets Space
NASA launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying ove
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Google Touts Privacy Options, But Still Depends On Your Data
Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google’s latest steps offer cons
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German 5g Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; Us Warns On Intel Sharing
Germany released draft security guidelines for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipment. The Federal
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Pets: There’s An App For Your Best Friend
With pet care spending topping $72.56 billion in the United States alone last year, there’s little wonder why companies are cashing in on our obsession for cats, dogs, and other furry friends. This week, we delve deeper into the technology that is im
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Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads To Nations Vulnerable To Abuse
When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstra
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Despite Defections, Facebook Officially Launches Libra
Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the non
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Ahead Of 2020, Fb Ensnared In Heated Political Climate
Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he’s reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media. Politico reported this week that the Facebook CEO held private meetings with, among others, Fox News’Tucker Carlson
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Music Fans can now Play Spotify Tunes via Siri and Apple TV
You probably don’t need to have been watching the recent technology headlines very closely to appreciate that Apple and Spotify haven’t always been best buddies lately. However, it also can’t be denied that both of these tech and media giants have be
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Global Plan Aims To Better Tax Digital Business
A global economic body has proposed overhauling the way multinationals - particularly tech giants - are taxed to make sure they pay their fair share in countries where they do significant business. The plan from the Paris-based the Organization for E
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Paypal Drops Out Of Libra, Facebook’s Payments Project
PayPal has pulled out of Facebook’s digital currency project, known as Libra, a blow to the social media company that has faced stronger-than-expected scrutiny over its proposed creation of an alternative payments system. The digital payments company
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Small Businesses Increasingly A Target For Cybercriminals
While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the
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Eu’s Top Regulator For Big Tech Looks To Use Stronger Action
The EU’s powerful antitrust chief said she’s weighing up stronger measures to curb anticompetitive behavior because huge fines that she has levied on tech multinationals aren’t working. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager didn’t offer spec
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Tough Times For Chipmakers As Samsung Warns Of Profit Drop
Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit. The sobering forecast this week wasn’t entirely unexpected, given an industrywide glut that has forced chipmakers to
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Legos Lying Around? Toy Maker Tests Way To Recycle Bricks
Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash. The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands of other kids. It said that customers in the U.S. can print out a mailing l
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