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The Ember Travel Mug keeps your drink at the ideal temperature on the go (833 days old [20/11/18])

A travel mug that's quite the hot-tea

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 185 amazing Christmas gadget gift ideas (834 days old [20/11/18])

Stuck for what to buy that special someone? We've done the hard work for you

Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 15 gift ideas for drinkers and alcohol lovers (834 days old [20/11/18])

Thirst-quenching presents for fans of every tipple

The 40 best iPhone and iPad games right now (834 days old [20/11/18])

UPDATED: If you’re not using your iOS devices for playing games, you’re missing out on some of the best titles mobile has to offer

Nokia 9 preview: Everything we know so far (834 days old [19/11/18])

UPDATED: A leaked case showcases the five-camera design

11 things Apple will definitely* be making soon** (834 days old [19/11/18])

*Maybe **At some point

Astro's C40 TR is a wallet-busting PS4 gamepad built for pros (835 days old [19/11/18])

Bonus buttons, mix-and-match components, and Astro's trademark polish

First 10 things you should do with your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL (835 days old [19/11/18])

Got yourself Google's latest Pixel phone? Here's how to get the best out of it...

Tiny L’Oreal wearable keeps you safe in the sun (835 days old [19/11/18])

My Skin Track/UV does what it says on the tin


AI Ethics Research Conference Suspends Google Sponsorship (19 minutes old)

The ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) has decided to suspend its sponsorship relationship with Google, conference sponsorship co-chair and Boise State University assistant professor Michael Ekstrand confirmed today. From a report: The organizers of the AI ethics research conference came to this decision a little over a week after Google fired Ethical AI lead Margaret Mitchell and three months after the firing of Ethical AI co-lead Timnit Gebru. Google has subsequently reorganized about 100 engineers across 10 teams, including placing Ethical AI under the lea[...]

Google Rules Out U-Turn on Cookies Policy Attacked by Ad Firms (58 minutes old)

Google says it's refusing to ditch planned changes to its cookie policy that attracted regulatory scrutiny and a wave of opposition from ad-tech companies and publishers. From a report: The Alphabet unit upended the advertising industry with its decision last year to phase out third-party cookies that help advertisers pinpoint customers with ads for websites they previously visited and monitor which ads convinced them to buy. "We're making explicit that once third-party cookies are phased out, we will not build alternate identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web, nor will [...]

Amazon Quietly Changed its App Icon After Some Unfavorable Comparisons (1 hour 39 minutes old)

Amazon has quietly changed the design of its new app icon, replacing the blue ribbon on top that drew some unfavorable comparisons. From a report: Users of the Amazon Shopping app will now see a brown box that resembles a parcel with a blue strip that looks like packaging tape above the company's signature arrow in the shape of a smile. Amazon introduced the initial new icon in a handful of international markets in late January, but has now changed the design of the blue tape after some said it resembled a toothbrush-style mustache, similar to the one worn by Adolf Hitler. "I completely missed[...]

Hackers Exploit Websites To Give Them Excellent SEO Before Deploying Malware (2 hours old)

schwit1 shares a report from ZDNet: Cyberattackers have turned to search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to deploy malware payloads to as many victims as possible. According to Sophos, the so-called search engine "deoptimization" method includes both SEO tricks and the abuse of human psychology to push websites that have been compromised up Google's rankings. SEO optimization is used by webmasters to legitimately increase their website's exposure on search engines such as Google or Bing. However, Sophos says that threat actors are now tampering with the content management systems (CMS) of[...]

NASA's Perseverance Rover Sends Stunning Images of Mars (5 hours old)

Since landing on Mars on February 18, NASA's Perseverance rover has sent back some amazing images from around its landing site, Jezero Crater, a 30-mile wide impact depression just north of the Red Planet's equator. BBC shares a selection of the pictures sent from the mission, "as Perseverance hunts for signs of past microbial life, seeks to characterize the planet's geology and past climate, and collects Martian rock." You can view the images here. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Japan Billionaire Seeks 'Crew' For Moon Trip (8 hours old)

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX. He had originally planned to invite artists for the weeklong voyage slated for 2023. Reuters reports: The rejigged project will "give more people from around the globe the chance to join this journey. If you see yourself as an artist, then you are an artist," Maezawa said. The first stage of the application process runs to March 14. The entrepreneur, who sold his online fashion business Zozo Inc to SoftBank in 2019, is[...]

Rookie Coding Mistake Prior To Gab Hack Came From Site's CTO (12 hours old)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as an SQL injection. A quick review of Gab's open source code shows that the critical vulnerability -- or at least one very much like it -- was introduced by the company's chief technology officer. The change, which in the parlance of software development is known as a "git commit," was made sometime in February from the account of Fosco Marotto, a former Facebook so[...]

CVS, Walgreens Look For Big Data Reward From Covid-19 Vaccinations (13 hours old)

Thelasko shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: Administering Covid-19 vaccines comes with a valuable perk for retail pharmacies: access to troves of consumer data. Chains such as CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Walgreens-Boots Alliance, Inc. are collecting data from millions of customers as they sign up for shots, enrolling them in patient systems and having recipients register customer profiles. The retailers say they are using the information to promote their stores and services, tailor marketing and keep in touch with consumers. The companies also say the information is critical [...]

Hackers Release a New Jailbreak Tool For Almost Every iPhone (14 hours old)

An iPhone hacking team has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone, including the most recent models, by using the same vulnerability that Apple last month said was under active attack by hackers. TechCrunch reports: The Unc0ver team released its latest jailbreak this weekend, and says it works on iOS 11 (iPhone 5s and later) to iOS 14.3, which Apple released in December. In a tweet, the jailbreak group said it used its âoeown exploitâ for CVE-2021-1782, a kernel vulnerability that Apple said was one of three flaws that "may have been actively exploited" by hackers. By targeting [...]

Beyond Meat Signs Global Supply Deals With McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut (14 hours old)

U.S. plant-based protein company Beyond Meat has signed global supply deals with fast food firms McDonald's and Yum! Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and others. AgFunderNews reports: The three-year strategic agreement with McDonald's will see Beyond Meat become the 'preferred supplier' of patties for the fast food chain's new McPlant plant-based burger. Under their separate strategic partnership, Beyond Meat and Yum! Brands will co-develop a range of exclusive plant-based protein menu items for the latter's KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell chains. Bruce Friedrich, executive d[...]

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Amazon changes app logo that 'resembles Adolf Hitler' (3 hours old)

The new design shows a folded corner of blue tape on an Amazon box.

Fall Guys bought by Fortnite maker Epic Games (2 hours old)

The deal is "a huge win" for Fall Guys, its team says as it prepares to launch on Xbox and Nintendo.

NFT blockchain drives surge in digital art auctions (4 hours old)

NFT is a way for artists to sell digital art ownership without giving up the original file itself.

Love Island's Molly-Mae Hague broke rules with Instagram giveaway (15 hours old)

The advertising watchdog reprimands the social media influencer over an Instagram prize draw.

Microsoft accuses China over email cyber-attacks (11 hours old)

The US tech giant blamed the attacks on Hafnium, a state-sponsored group operating out of China.

Contraception app Natural Cycles swipes at new rival from Clue (1 day old)

The founder of Natural Cycles criticises the approval of Clue Birth Control in the US.

Twitch backtracks after outcry for using 'gender neutral' term 'womxn' (1 day old)

The streaming platform said it had changed its spelling of "women" to be more gender neutral.

City scraps influencer plan for George Floyd murder trial (23 hours old)

Minneapolis was planning to pay social media influencers to post "city-approved" messages.

Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy (1 day old)

Twitter warns users who post Covid vaccine-related misinformation that they face permanent bans.

Fortnite: From piano player to pro gamer - aged just eight (1 day old)

Joseph Deen tells the BBC about his ambitions after signing with a professional esports team.

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