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    Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown

    https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/netflix-password-sharing-crackdown/ In a push to not distinguish itself from everyone else, Netflix is considering pushing back against password sharing. I predict, Netflix death spiral to start 2 years after they start cracking down. This is a humongous...
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    Cracking Entombed the Atari game.

    http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-maze-puzzle-hidden-within-an-early-video-game Its an article about ' digital archeology' and trying to see how the game Entombed created random mazes that worked well. While they got close to figuring it out, they still don't understand some aspects...
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    iPhone Security Exploited.

    https://www.inc.com/thomas-koulopoulos/a-mass-cyberattack-on-more-that-100000-iphones-just-reported-heres-how-to-protect-yourself.html Ouch... Did I say ouch? Why are Google reseachers finding Apple security holes? Is see no evil, hear no evil Apples real security plan? Its just so you feel...
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    Humongous CPUs

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3432977/cerebras-systems-new-deep-learning-chip-is-as-big-as-your-keyboard-and-the-largest-ever.html Its a short article on Cerebras and their future product, CPUs the size of a wafer.
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    Cellphone Radiation

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-cell-phone-radiation-testing-20190821-72qgu4nzlfda5kyuhteiieh4da-story.html Its an article about a study conducted by the Tribune. I think the most valuable part of the article is just how bad the safety regulations are: From the article...
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    Uber now worth 73 billion.

    Oh yeah, and they lost 5 billions this quarter... https://www.vox.com/2019/8/8/20793935/uber-q2-earnings-5-billion-loss ( Not much meat in the article) Shouldn't they be worth negative 5 billion? Of all the absurd " we will make money later" companies, I think Uber is king. So the valuation...
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    Drawing Pad recommendations?

    Been looking at drawing pads/tablets in Amazon, and my head exploded. Some I've been looking into: https://www.amazon.com/Graphic-Drawing-Pressure-Sensitivity-Carrying/dp/B074DTP2V4...
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    The new WhatsApp...

    https://www.slashgear.com/you-should-stop-using-whatsapp-right-now-02586098/ I just... I can't. Jeeezus.
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    Uber Eats eating restaurant profits.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/small-business/something-has-to-give-chef-claims-most-restaurants-arent-making-any-money-on-ubereats-and-deliveroo/news-story/2cfd4852fb8a119f9c1ac20609789a65 The article is from Australia, but I am sure it applies to US. In summary it says Uber Eats and similar...
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    Blowing the whistle on AMDs Flute.

    https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-flute-benchmarks-spotted-could-this-be-powering-xbox-scarlett From the article: According to the benchmark results, the AMD Flute SoC will come with eight Zen 2 cores, 16 threads and SMT capability. Interestingly, the base clock speed of the Flute SoC is just...
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    Apple to get rid of butterfly switches.

    https://gizmodo.com/apple-might-start-ditching-its-terrible-horrible-no-g-1836104621 Not much to it .. looks like they are going to phase it out. Gotta say, Apple is magic, sticking with a shit design for going on 5 years and people still love your shit. Incredible. Now wtf is a butterfly...
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    Weakening encryption.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/06/29/u-s-may-outlaw-uncrackable-end-to-end-encrypted-messaging-report-claims/amp/ From the article: All of which means that the powerbroker here, as in most things tech, is the U.S. government. Which is why when Politico reported that “senior Trump...
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    Microsoft E books to stop working.

    https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/jun-17-2004.html Oops, so much for your MS ebook collection. Should be pretty obvious there is no ownership if there's DRM.
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    MySpace Overlord.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5w4xx/myspace-employees-spied-on-users-with-internal-tool-overlord Its an interesting article about use and abuse of a tool MySpace had. The tool would allow employees to see all manner of information. I think the worrying aspect still today is that this is...
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    The Privacy Phone.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking/?noredirect=on&utm_source=pocket-newtab&utm_term=.359dad73fa82 Honestly I DID think Apple "was better". After reading the article, I am not so sure. Paywall may be triggered.
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    Google Reverses Decision, Will Continue To Work With Huawei

    https://www.newsy.com/stories/google-goes-back-on-decision-to-cut-ties-with-huawei/ From the article: Just days after Google said it was suspending business with Huawei, the company says it will continue to work with the Chinese tech giant over the next 90 days. Google made the surprising...
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    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    https://reason.com/2019/05/20/texas-poised-to-ban-all-red-light-cameras/ From the article: If Texas cities want to fine drivers into the poor house, they're going to have to do it the old-fashioned way—with actual law enforcement officers. A bill to ban red light cameras has passed the Texas...
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    Uber reveals IPO plans.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/technology/uber-ipo-filing.html Its a quick article taking about Uber publishing their prospectus, and the likely IPO coming up soon. Valuation might hit upwards 100billion. In my view: Just what the hell... A company with massive loses, 100 billion IPO. Yeah...
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    Google's product cancelling is killing their reputation.

    In short the article talks about Google and the many many products they have cancelled, many of those just this year. I agree this is eroding confidence.. and I think too Google doesn't even know how much is affecting them...
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    Dell kneecapping AMD

    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/265078-dells-latest-amd-inspiron-laptops-crippled-compared-intel-counterparts I thought it was an interesting read. I guess its nothing new, when I was going to buy a new computer years ago (I put together my own in the end) it was a similar situation, less...
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    Windows 7 Acting Funny

    Don't quite get this one, but lately I find more stuff not working right in windows 7. Latest is burning a disk from windows explorer. Yes, alternative programs worked fine. Playing a video is gone too (Windows multimedia whachamacallit.. it used to work fine, there is no fixing really) Again...
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