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How to stream the Kentucky Derby live: watch the race from anywhere

It’s Derby day! The ‘Run for the Roses’ is back at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, with fan-favorites and European upstarts all eyeing that Derby win. This year marks the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, widely known as the most bet-upon horse racing event in the calendar. But betting is no fun unless you’re watching along (or, to be fair, winning, and we’re going to tell you how you can live stream all of this year’s action, wherever you are in the world.…

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Brazil’s digital bank Neon hurt in liquidation case

Brazil’s central bank suspended the operations of Neon Pagamentos, the fintech that raised $22 million in funding a day earlier. The digital bank processed checking accounts through the infrastructure of Banco Neon SA, a small lender liquidated today due to “grave violations of legal and regulatory norms” and its “compromised financial situation.” While Neon Pagamentos was not liquidated, the situation with the bank it is associated with means new digital accounts cannot be opened and current users might have their…

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Google Daydream news, features and everything you need to know

Update: Standalone virtual reality has finally come to the Daydream platform. This is thanks to the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset, which is on sale today. The headset works much like your standard Android phone, though of course, once you slip it on, you’re transported to a world of VR. The headset features impressive WorldSense tracking, so it will track your head in the real world as it relates to the virtual one.  The Daydream platform itself is still limited in…

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NSA says searches of Americans’ data spiked in 2017

NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md. (Image: file photo) New figures reveal a sharp increase in the number of searches of Americans’ calls and messages by the intelligence community during the Trump administration’s first year in office. The figures, published Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), show a rise in targeted surveillance and searches of people’s data. It’s the latest annual report from the government’s chief spy, which has faced calls to be more transparent…

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Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first standalone Daydream VR headset, is now on sale

Hot on the heels of Oculus Go’s release earlier this week, Google and Lenovo have made their own standalone virtual reality (VR) headset available starting today.  The Lenovo Mirage Solo is the first standalone VR headset that runs on the Google Daydream VR platform, meaning it doesn’t require a smartphone. Its biggest highlight is WorldSense, the positional tracking tech that lets you walk around inside of a virtual world without external sensors.  Mirage Solo’s Daydream library has over 350 experiences…

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Tales of the scary data lifecycle: Cambridge Analytica and Emerdata

Video: A violation of trust: Where Facebook and Cambridge Analytica went wrong When salacious tales of Cambridge Analytica’s activities emerged in 2018, we thought the company was finished. The many on-air discussions of illegal activities, law enforcement warrants, legal action threats from partners, and questionable ethics had appeared to doom them. We then saw multiple suspensions and resignations, and on May 2, 2018 Cambridge Analytica announced it would file for bankruptcy. For a brief moment, it seemed like the world…

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Onkyo’s new AV receiver is an enthusiast’s dream come true

In the world of audiovisual tech, the receiver sits at the head of the proverbial table. Yes, we need TVs, speakers, streaming devices and game consoles, but without a powerful AV receiver to hook everything together, our audiovisual experience would be half of what we’d expect. Knowing this, Onkyo has loaded up its 2018 flagship receiver, the TX-NR787, with some truly mind-blowing tech, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X up-mixing, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), HDR10, and…

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How to watch Microsoft Build 2018 (& what to expect)

Build is Microsoft’s annual developer conference, but if you’re not going to be in Seattle attending the event in person you can still watch Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie and Joe Belfiore’s keynotes live online. When are the Build 2018 keynotes taking place? Build 2018 runs from 7-9 May, with sessions starting around 4.30pm UK time, which is 8.30am local time (Seattle). This overlaps with Google’s own developer conference, I/O, which you can also watch online. How can I watch Build…

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Android alert: This new type of rowhammer GPU attack can hijack your phone remotely

Video: Turn your Android smartphone into a bunker with 10 simple steps. Researchers have developed a technique dubbed ‘GLitch’, which uses the WebGL JavaScript graphics library, aided by a device’s integrated GPU, to remotely compromise Android smartphone browsers. The attack lowers the bar to pulling off so-called rowhammer attacks that flip bits in physical memory to ram through in-built security protections. The researchers note that most defenses against rowhammer attacks have focused on protecting CPU cores, and show that GPUs…

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How to watch the Giro d’Italia: live stream for free and wherever you are

Giro d’Italia – where and when If you intend to watch the Giro d’Italia from the comfort of your own home, it’s being broadcast around the globe across various networks – keep reading to see where. The action runs from May 4 to May 27. The race will start in Jerusalem, running three stages in Israel and finishing in Rome after the other 18 stages in Italy. All stages are live from 13:05 CET (13:05 BST, 8:05 ET, 5:05 PT).…

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