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Open Subway Cars May Come to New York City as Early as 2020

Posted on 27 January 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority could award a contract as early as next year to build 10 of them, officials said, bringing to life an idea that has been debated for years.
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Oracle deprecates the Java browser plugin, prepares for its demise

Posted on 27 January 2016

The much-maligned Java browser plugin, source of so many security flaws over the years, is to be killed off by Oracle. It will not be mourned. Oracle, which acquired Java as part of its 2010 purchase of Sun Microsystems, has announced that the plugin will be deprecated in the next release of Java, version 9, […]

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F.C.C. Proposes Changes in Cable Set-Top Box Market

Posted on 27 January 2016

The Federal Communications Commission wants to make it easier for subscribers to choose TV devices, and for manufacturers to introduce them.
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Stoked by Mobile Ads, Facebook Builds Up Steam

Posted on 27 January 2016

The quarter was another blockbuster for the social media company, and its shares jumped in after-hours trading.
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M.T.A. Bans Hoverboards on Transit System

Posted on 27 January 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is banning the motorized scooters from all buses, subways, train stations and commuter railroads amid reports of batteries exploding on the devices.
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Bits Blog: Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

Posted on 27 January 2016

DeepMind, a research organization, said that a program combining two separate algorithms had soundly defeated a high-ranking professional Go player.
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State of the Art: No Need to Fret, Apple Is Doing Fine

Posted on 27 January 2016

If Apple is hitting a plateau because of slower iPhone growth, it’s one of the highest plateaus ever reached in the business world.

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VMware Fusion, Workstation team culled in company restructure

Posted on 27 January 2016

(credit: Ferran Rodenas) Members of VMware’s “Hosted UI” team—the developers responsible for the virtualization company’s Workstation and Fusion desktop products—were apparently laid off on Monday as part of a restructuring of the company that was announced yesterday. The developers were just a part of a larger layoff as the company moved to cut costs and […]

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Olympus’ Classy Old-School Camera Sports New-School Specs

Posted on 27 January 2016

Olympus’ latest camera is the highest-end model in the PEN lineup, combining OMD-level specs with a classic aesthetic. The post Olympus’ Classy Old-School Camera Sports New-School Specs appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source

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App Smart: Video Feature: Finding a Valentine, With a Tap or a Swipe

Posted on 27 January 2016

Whether you’re looking for a date for Valentine’s Day or a long-term relationship, dating apps can make it easier to find a match.

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The Cameras That’ll Make the Super Bowl Way More Interesting This Year

Posted on 27 January 2016

This might make you less sad you’re watching it at home. The post The Cameras That’ll Make the Super Bowl Way More Interesting This Year appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source

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You Can Now Periscope With a GoPro. Here’s the Gear You Need to Do It Right

Posted on 27 January 2016

Shaky cam, begone. The post You Can Now Periscope With a GoPro. Here’s the Gear You Need to Do It Right appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source

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Israel’s electric grid hit by “severe” hack attack

Posted on 26 January 2016

Israel experienced a serious hack attack on its electrical grid that officials are still working to repel, the head of the country’s energy minister said Tuesday. “The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it,” Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told attendees of a computer security conference in Tel […]

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Apple Says Sales of iPhones Have Slowed

Posted on 26 January 2016

The company’s quarterly revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts, and it issued a disappointing forecast for the current period.

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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Posted on 26 January 2016

Professor Minsky laid the foundation for the field by demonstrating the possibilities of imparting common-sense reasoning to computers.
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Moment of truth: Feds must say if they used backdoored Juniper firewalls

Posted on 26 January 2016

(credit: Jeremy Brooks ) Congressional oversight leaders are requiring most federal agencies to audit their networks to see if they use Juniper-manufactured firewalls that for four years contained an unauthorized backdoor for eavesdropping on encrypted communications. Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform gave the agencies until February 4 to […]

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GoPro and Periscope Team Up So You Can Livestream Being Extreme

Posted on 26 January 2016

Xtreme livestreams. The post GoPro and Periscope Team Up So You Can Livestream Being Extreme appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source
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Bits Daily Report: Tepid Response to Twitter Shake-Up

Posted on 26 January 2016

If Jack Dorsey and the other leaders at Twitter thought news of a high-level shake-up would excite investors, they were wrong.
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Making Music on an Android Tablet

Posted on 26 January 2016

Apple’s GarageBand is not the only show in town.

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Bits Blog: Twitter Recruits a Chief Marketing Officer From American Express

Posted on 26 January 2016

Leslie Berland, a former American Express executive, was named Twitter’s chief marketing officer, taking over a position that has been in flux in recent years.

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How to Fix Your Own Headphones

Posted on 26 January 2016

Planned obsolescence is so last year. This year, let’s resolve to try to reuse, reduce, and recycle more. We can start with your beloved headphones. The post How to Fix Your Own Headphones appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source

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So Far, Amazon and Netflix Are Sundance’s Top Buyers

Posted on 25 January 2016

At the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the big streaming services, not the traditional studios, are driving the deal-making.

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Air Force 2014 “bent spear” nuke mishap overlooked in nuclear force review

Posted on 25 January 2016

Don’t drop a wrench, man: airmen perform maintenance on a Minuteman III missile. (credit: US Air Force) You’ll be relieved to know that the public was never put in danger by a nuclear weapons incident that caused $1.8 million in damages to a Minuteman III missile in Colorado. But the accident, which happened in May […]

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Reviewing Donald Rumsfeld’s Solitaire App as Rumsfeld Might

Posted on 25 January 2016

There are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. The post Reviewing Donald Rumsfeld’s Solitaire App as Rumsfeld Might appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source

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Tech Tip: Moving Your iTunes Library to a New Mac

Posted on 25 January 2016

Apple provides the software to move your files from an old Mac to a new one, but you need to provide the connection.
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