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New Windows 10 20H1 test build brings more fixes

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has released a new test build of Windows 10 20H1 (build 19025) to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This new build introduces number of bug fixes. The Microsoft post about it also includes information from Microsoft about ongoing work to improve Windows Search in Windows 10. With Windows 10 1903, Microsoft had Insiders test a new Windows Search setting called “Enhanced Mode,” which is designed to expand a search. Windows Search automatically indexes users’ documents, pictures, videos…

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Save up to £567 today with these Black Friday Sky TV deals with Sports, Cinema and more

50% off all Sky TV packages… including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports? It must almost be Black Friday time because these Sky TV deals are incredible! Sky’s latest offer is on multiple specific bundles as well as build your own bundle options , so you could customise a base bundle if you wanted to. The great thing about this Black Friday deal is that all the extra add-ons are half price, so you can mix and match – it’s up…

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What Devices Are Compatible With Disney+? | News & Opinion

Excited about Disney+? If you have a smartphone, tablet, Roku, Chromecast, or other popular streaming device, you’re just a few taps away from Disney’s vast content library. Disney+ arrives on Nov. 12, and whether you’ll be firing up The Mandalorian or re-living your youth with The Great Muppet Caper and other classics, you can stream its vast library from a variety of devices. Disney+ supports four concurrent streams at time, so the kids can watch on their tablets while mom…

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The hottest Christmas toys for 2019

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season’s best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Holiday season is upon us and Christmas toys are coming! Popular toys for girls and boys make for an exciting Christmas line-up this year, but what tops the hottest holiday toys list for 2019? After much research, CNET has determined which products will top the list this season. Interactive animals, superheroes, action figures and slime are…

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Culture Crossover: Can Kepler Concordia discover music of the planets? | Emerging tech & innovation

Humans are used to data being represented visually through charts, graphs and maps but they are less accustomed to information being conveyed through sound. This conversion can be made through data sonification, which transforms data points into sound properties such as pitch, timbre and rhythm. Former NASA researcher Snook (left) performs with Sian Cross. Image Credit: Abbey Road Red Professor Kelly Snook believes this process could reveal the music of the solar system.  Snook was a NASA research scientist planning trips to the Moon and Mars before parlaying…

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GitHub makes CodeQL free for research and open source

CodeQL, a semantic code analysis engine and query tool for finding security vulnerabilities across a codebase, has been made available for free by GitHub for anyone to use in research or to analyze open source code. CodeQL queries code as if it were data. Developers can use CodeQL to write a query that finds all variants of a vulnerability, and then share that query with other developers. For example, a developer could create a query that mimics a bug class…

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The Work Diary of an Audio Erotica C.E.O.

Gina Gutierrez gets a lot of blank stares when explaining her start-up to people: It’s called Dipsea, and it sells subscriptions to immersive, short-form audio erotica. Venture capitalists, though, get it. They want to capitalize on dual booms in digital audio and sexual wellness, and some view Dipsea as the next Calm or Headspace. The start-up has raised $5.5 million in funding. Ms. Gutierrez, 29, and her co-founder, Faye Keegan, created Dipsea when they realized that while there were plenty…

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Google Stadia Will Be Missing Some Key Features at Launch

Happy Friday, and welcome to Replay, WIRED’s one-stop shop for the week’s big videogame news. What’s shakin’? Two things come to mind: Google Stadia is going to be a little light when it launches next week, and there’s a lot of Star Wars in the atmosphere. There’s more than that, though. It’s time to catch up. Let’s go. Google Stadia Will Lack Some Key Features at Launch, a Lot of Them One of the biggest, most important parts of any…

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Twitter Has Suspended Several Accounts That Tweeted “I Hired Donald Trump To Fire People Like Yovanovitch”

The phrase “I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch” trended on Twitter on Friday morning as Marie Yovanovitch, former US ambassador to Ukraine, testified in front of the impeachment inquiry held by the House Intelligence Committee. And while it may have seemed like a spontaneous outcry from the president’s supporters, the phrase has spread at a rate consistent with the coordinated inauthentic behavior expected from a network of bots or sock puppet accounts. To be sure, many human…

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Preinstalled Android apps could contain a selection of 146 vulnerabilities

Hardware makers be like ‘everything is fine with our preinstalled software’ THAT SWANKY NEW ANDROID PHONE you’ve bought…good innit? Well according to security boffins at Kryptowire it could be harbouring a selection of some 146 vulnerabilities. For a wee bit of background, an Android phone starts life with pure virginal stock Android on in, then firms like Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and others part vanilla Android’s digital legs and fire custom apps and interfaces all up inside. Sometimes this is done with…

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Most Americans think they’re being constantly tracked—and that there’s nothing they can do

More than 60% of Americans think it’s impossible to go through daily life without being tracked by companies or the government, according to a new Pew Research study. The results provide important context on the long-running question of how much Americans really care about privacy.  Read the room: It’s not just that Americans (correctly) think companies are collecting their data. They don’t like it. About 69% of Americans are skeptical that companies will use their private information in a way…

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YouTube beauty guru James Charles is launching a makeup competition show

James Charles is one of the most influential beauty creators on YouTube, and he’s using his platform to try to find YouTube’s next beauty guru through a four-part YouTube Original series. The show, which is operating under the working title James Charles Instant Influencer, is akin to other fashion and beauty reality series, like Project Runway. Six contestants will be featured, with the winner taking home the grand prize of $50,000. Like all reality shows, though, the exposure Charles will…

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Apple launches Research app to gather customers’ healthcare data | Science & Tech News

Apple is making a bid for its customers’ healthcare data by launching a new “Research app” which will collect information from iPhone and Apple Watch users and share it with academic studies. The app is being pitched to Apple’s estimated billion customers as a way to “contribute to groundbreaking research studies”. It is an opt-in programme which will share the data captured by Apple’s existing monitoring of users’ menstrual cycles, electrocardiogram sensoring, as well as a decibel measure to analyse…

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Qualcomm security flaw puts Samsung and LG phones at risk

Security researchers from Check Point have disclosed a set of vulnerabilities which affect Qualcomm chipsets that could potentially allow an attacker to steal critical information from Samsung, LG and Motorola smartphones. The cybersecurity firm’s findings show that the ‘secure world’ found in Qualcomm’s CPUs suffer from a flaw that could lead to protected data being leaked, devices rooting, bootloader unlocking and the execution of undetectable APTs. Check Point first unrelieved its findings at the Recon Montreal security conference back in…

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U.S. to strictly enforce anti-money laundering rules in cryptocurrencies: FinCEN chief

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government will strictly enforce a rule that requires cryptocurrency firms engaged in money service businesses such as digital asset exchanges and wallet service providers to share information about their customers, Kenneth Blanco, director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), said on Friday FILE PHOTO: A bitcoin logo is seen at a facility of the Youth and Sports Ministry in Caracas, Venezuela February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello Part of anti-money laundering regulations, the “travel…

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Niko Partners: Southeast Asia’s $5 billion game market expected to grow to $8.3 billion in 2023

PC and mobile game revenues for Southeast Asia and Taiwan (greater Southeast Asia) are expected to grow from $5 billion in 2019 to more than $8.3 billion in 2023, according to a report by market researcher Niko Partners. By 2023, the number of gamers is expected to expand dramatically as well. The number of mobile gamers is expected to grow from 227 million now to 290.2 million in 2023, while the number of PC gamers is expected to grow from…

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County sheriff attempts to return methamphetamine to poor soul who lost it / Boing Boing

Marin for the win! Lost and Found: We found this methamphetamine in a parking lot that appears to have been lost by the owner. If you lost your drugs and are looking for them, please get in contact with us! #LostAndFound #dontdodrugs #DARE pic.twitter.com/wiVRNyu6Gl — Marin County Sheriff (@MarinSheriff) November 15, 2019 A coke stash hidden in the woods by suspected drug dealers was destroyed by boars, report police… This is only a snippet of article written by Jason Weisberger…

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Use This Trick to Post to Instagram With Chrome

While you can browse Instagram on your desktop or laptop, the website doesn’t offer a way to upload photos to Instagram. Because Instagram is a mobile-focused service, it wants you to upload your photos through the mobile apps. However, there is a workaround which lets you post to Instagram with Chrome. Here’s how it works. Step 1: Visit Instagram and Open Developer Tools To start, open Instagram.com in Google Chrome and make sure you’re logged into your account. Right-click anywhere…

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What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security

It has been a week since the release of Checkra1n, the world’s first jailbreak for devices running Apple’s iOS 13. Because jailbreaks are so powerful and by definition disable a host of protections built into the OS, many people have rightly been eyeing Checkra1n—and the Checkm8 exploit it relies on—cautiously. What follows is a list of pros and cons for readers to ponder, with a particular emphasis on security. The good First, Checkra1n is extremely reliable and robust, particularly for…

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