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Associated Press sues FBI over fake news story

FBI director: 'We do use deception at times to catch crooks.' (feeds.arstechnica)


No, Microsoft is not spying on you with Windows 10

The Windows 10 privacy agreement doesn\t mean Microsoft is secretly stealing the data from your hard disk. Where do people come up with these crazy ideas? (zdnet.com.feedsportal)


Modified Mower Hacks the Heavy Stuff

Clearing brush is no fun. Sure, swinging a machete on a hot, humid day sounds great, but when you& (hackaday)


* Windows: it's always the next version *

This hit the news yesterday.Microsoft released Windows 10 four weeks ago today, and now the company is providing a fresh update on its upgrade figures. 14 million machines had been upgraded to Windows 10 within 24 hours of the operating system release l (osnews)


Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

No description (linuxtoday)


Smart Home HD Starter Kit: A simple way to a smart home [Review]

There are lots of ways to create a connected home. My colleague Alan Buckingham is using Amazon Echo as the base to control his home?s lighting and heating, with occasionally interesting results (Alexa sometimes leaves him sitting in the dark). If you?re (feeds.betanews)


United In Flight WiFi Blocks Popular News Sites

So, just last month, we wrote about United Airlines idiotic inflight video system that forces you to install DRM on your own devices to watch a movie. And, now, it appears that the company is filtering out all sorts of news sites. The EFF's Nate Cardozo w (feedproxy.google)


Speech-classifier program is better at predicting psychosis than psychiatrists

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Free Desktop Widget Toolbox 2.0

A free minimal and clean multi-widget toolbox that features one-click access to handy tools. 2015-08-27 (freewarefiles)


Judge Finds No One To Like In Lawsuit Brought By Ripoff Report Against Overreaching State Prosecutor

Ripoff Report has always been targeted by some very creative legal efforts, thanks to its aggressive use of its Section 230 protections. Forced to find other ways to remove allegedly defamatory content, plaintiffs have tried everything from questionable (feedproxy.google)


Astrophysicist find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest Earth

Astrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth. The discovery of two supermassive black holes -- one larger one and a second, smaller one -- are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that super (sciencedaily)


Will your Samsung Galaxy devices receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Google will officially introduce Android 6.0 Marshmallow in a few months, if history is of any indication. And, like with every release of a new version of the operating system, one of the common questions that users will ask is whether an upgrade will be (feeds.betanews)


Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

Devs try for frantic in-car fix as cyclist stands stillA cyclist riding a fixed-gear bike claims to have brought a Google robo-car to a standstill.? (register)


Never Attempt This Herculean Feat of Strength and Balance, Bro

Bro, do you even lift? Bradley Martyn does, obviously, because he just squatted 315 pounds on a scooter. The post Never Attempt This Herculean Feat of Strength and Balance, Bro appeared first on WIRED. (feeds.wired)


Nielsen is scanning 1,000 Netflix shows to break the streaming ?black box?

Netflix says Nielsen's methods are bunk, but there's a market for any data. (feeds.arstechnica)


Plex for Roku gets an update to its look and features

Plex is perhaps the best media server around. It's also free to install, although the app will set you back $4.99, unless you stumble on a deal.%A0It's also multi-platform, with Windows, Mac, Linux and NAS compatibility. The app, similarly, will work on jus (feeds.betanews)


Thousands Of Potentially Malicious Android Apps Unearthed In Google Play

Indiana University researchers develop a new scanning technique dubbed 'MassVet' for vetting mobile app stores at scale. (darkreading)


Here is what's new in Windows 10 build 10532

Microsoft has released another new build to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, the new build comes with further improvements and UI tweaks which we detail after the jump. Read more... (neowin)


Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appear (appleinsider)


New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to (feedproxy.google)




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