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Microsoft to provide free Windows 7 updates for voting systems in 2020

Scott Olson, Getty Images Windows 7 support officially ends on January 14, 2020. After that date, the only way to receive security updates from Microsoft for PCs running the out-of-support operating system is to pay a minimum of $50 per device for Extended Security Updates. That’s particularly bad timing for election officials in the United States, where 2020 is an election year and the memory of foreign interference in the 2016 Presidential election is still fresh. An Associated Press analysis…

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How to watch France vs Argentina: live stream today’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Having underwhelmed during this years Six Nations with defeats England, Wales and Ireland, France come into the 2019 Rugby World Cup with low expectations. Argentina’s recent results have been similarly poor, but their performances in last month’s Rugby Championship at least showed some promise. With everything to prove at this World Cup, We’ll give you the low down on how to live stream France vs Argentina in the rugby – no matter where you are in the world. Live stream…

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Think You Don’t Need a VPN? Use One Anyway

I have written about VPNs a lot, and I’ll admit that I’ve started to repeat myself. For example, just about every article I’ve written on the subject includes a line about using the Wi-Fi at a coffee shop and how it’s not safe to do so without a VPN. It might be repetitive, but it’s a good way to illustrate the point that you should use a VPN when you’re in a potentially unsafe situation. Here’s the thing: I actually…

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University spinouts: processes, benefits and risks of the system | Business

University spinouts are thriving. According to research published in 2018 by Anderson Law, nine out of 10 spinouts that received private investment between 2011 and 2015 are still operating, whereas only two in 10 UK startups survive beyond their fifth year. That survival rate doesn’t mean that the model is for everyone, however. University research doesn’t always easily develop into profitable products, and spinouts can be complicated to create and sustain. But their combination of academic expertise and a strong support network can…

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.16

The latest version of the Kubernetes container orchestration system, Kubernetes 1.16, brings improvements related to customization and extensibility, container storage management, the metrics registry, and Windows container support. In addition, the new release removes a number of deprecated API versions.  What’s new in Kubernetes 1.16 Kubernetes 1.16, released in September 2019, contains the following new and revised features: Custom resource definitions (CRDs), the long-recommended mechanism for extending Kubernetes functionality introduced in Kubernetes 1.7, are now officially a generally available feature.…

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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints

SAN FRANCISCO — House lawmakers have asked more than 80 companies for information about how their businesses may have been harmed by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, according to four people familiar with the requests. The House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the influence of the tech giants, sent formal requests for information to the companies on Sept. 13. They were asked about their own businesses and how the four tech companies may have engaged in anticompetitive behavior, according to…

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This week in games: Epic gives away six games at once, Rockstar tosses another launcher onto the fire

I hate publisher-specific game launchers. I want to play Red Dead Redemption 2. These two truths are definitely at war this week. That news, plus Epic goes big on Batman, John Wick Hex and Disco Elysium nail down release dates, Anthem calls it (at least temporarily) quits, Total War goes to Ancient Troy, and more. This is gaming news for September 16 to 20. Batman begins First Epic gave away one game per week. Then, two. Now? Six. Okay, it’s…

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Alexa Plays The Highwaymen Instead Of The Highwomen

Jason Kempin / Getty Images Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby of The Highwomen The Highwomen is an all-female quartet, whose self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s top country albums list — and people are complaining that requests to play the group’s music on Amazon Alexa–powered smart speakers are being misheard. Alexa is playing the Highwaymen instead. A BuzzFeed News test found the same result on the Google Home speaker. … This is only a…

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National Gymnastics Day Shortbread – The Tech Report

’tis also International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but one-eyed cats be depressin’. PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs ZenBook Pro Duo review @ Engadget Fractal Design Vector RS review @ Guru3D Corsair iCUE 465X RGB case review @ Gamers Nexus be quiet! Pure Base 500 review @ Hexus HP Zbook 14u G6 review @ HotHardware Fractal Design Vector RS case review @ KitGuru Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS 2-in-1 PC review @ Legit Reviews Thermaltake Level 20 RGB hard mouse…

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Holy Smokes: Helicopter Trimming Trees Near Power Lines With A 20-Foot, 10-Blade Saw Of Destruction

This is a video of a helicopter using an air saw to quickly trim some tree limbs growing near power lines. The 830-pound saw, which consists of ten 2-foot blades spinning at 4,000 RPM on an aluminum shaft, trims in minutes what it could take a land-based crew days to complete. Still, it’s crazy to watch those blades swinging so close to those power lines. Man, remember when we were kids and used to try to fly our kites into…

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This 'Useless' Social Robot Wants to Succeed Where Others Failed

The recent high profile failures of some home social robots (and the companies behind them) have made it even more challenging than it was before to develop robots in that space. And it was challenging enough to begin with—making a robot that can autonomous interact with random humans in their homes over a long period of time for a price that people can afford is extraordinarily difficult. However, the massive amount of initial interest in robots like Jibo, Kuri, Vector,…

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Do you recognise this man? Murder victim’s face digitally reconstructed | UK News

An unknown man murdered more than a decade ago has had his face digitally reconstructed as detectives seek a breakthrough in their investigation. Police have released an image of the facial reconstruction in a bid to identify the victim. His skeletal remains were found in a blue sleeping bag inside a disused factory in Forest Gate, east London, on 29 April 2016. His skull had a visible crack along the left side, while his head and body had been partially…

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Why Australians Aren’t Getting The Huawei Mate 30

It’s been confirmed the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is coming to Australia sometime this year. But while we’re still not sure the exact date of release, we know for a fact the entry Mate 30 model won’t be coming to Australia. Huawei Mate30 Pro Is Coming To Australia and The Specs Are Here Huawei’s upcoming Mate 30 Pro is one of the most talked-about devices this year and it’s as much about the phone as it is about the political…

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If U.S. lifts Huawei ban, CEO Yu says it will update Mate 30 with Google ‘over one night’

Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu said if the U.S. lifts its ban over the company then it will push an over-the-air update to include Google’s services to its Mate 30 phones “over one night.” Android Authority reported that the executive said he would double down on ensuring the update was done. The China-based company unveiled its next phone at its Rethink Possibilities event in Munich, Germany on September 19th, during which Yu announced that the phone was not going to have…

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Facebook auto-generated dozens of pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida: whistleblower – National

In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names. READ MORE: What it means when an extremist group is added to Canada’s…

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A Conversation with Gary Marcus – Gigaom

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese About this Episode Episode 96 of Voices in AI features Byron speaking with author and psychologist Gary Marcus about the nature of intelligence and what the mind really means in relation to AI. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by GigaOm, and I’m Bryon Reese. Today our guest is Gary Marcus. He is a…

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Will Microsoft launch a consumer Microsoft 365 subscription product?

Microsoft has put a strong focus on subscriptions in the past couple of years. The company launched Office 365 for consumers, businesses and Enterprises, and Microsoft 365 for businesses and Enterprises. The two subscription-based products provide customers with access to Office and online storage, and access to Windows and Office respectively. Extras may be available depending on the selected plans. Microsoft uses various tactics to get customers to switch from a regular version of Office to the subscription-based Office 365.…

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iPhone or iPad Getting Hot? Here’s Why and How to Fix It

Your iPhone or iPad is a hard-working computer, even though it’s small enough to fit in your pocket or a bag. But unlike desktop or laptop computers, it doesn’t have a heat sink or a fan to regulate its temperature and keep everything cool. When you put any device under stress, it will generate heat. But there’s a difference between a device that’s warm to the touch and overheating. We’ll discuss why your iPhone or iPad is getting hot, along…

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Weighing in: Physicists cut upper limit on neutrino’s mass in half

Enlarge / The spectrometer for the KATRIN experiment, as it works its way through the German town of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen in 2006 en route to the nearby Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Isaac Asimov dubbed neutrinos “ghost particles.” John Updike immortalized them in verse. They’ve been the subject of several Nobel Prize citations, because these weird tiny particles just keep surprising physicists. And now we have a much better idea of the upper limit of what their rest mass could be, thanks…

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