New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data

"KNOB" forces devices to use encryption keys that are trivial to break.

13 hours ago from Arstechnica

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IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech

It's clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. ...

6 hours ago from Engadget

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Nintendo denies reports of trade-in program for new, upgraded Switch models

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Earlier this week, a number of reports pointed to an exchange program for Nintendo Switch owners looking to upgrade from the original model. ...

6 hours ago from The Verge

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Apple Sues Corellium for Selling Access to Cloud-Based 'Perfect Replicas' of iOS

Apple is suing a company, Corellium LLC, that it says is illegally reselling virtual copies of its iOS operating system under the pretense of legitimate security research, Bloomberg reported ...

2 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Report: US expected to give Huawei another 90-day export license

US and Chinese governments are expected to talk things out this weekend.

6 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Twitter Testing A Filter Feature For Direct Messages

The problem with putting ourselves on social media and having a public profile is that you sometimes get subject to harassment from random strangers online. This kind of harassment can come ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Ubergizmo

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Copyright holders can no longer manually take YouTube creator revenue for brief music clips

Before we get into that, some context: the Content ID system allows copyright holders to look for matches between their content and the audio or video of various YouTube clips.

10 hours ago from Techspot

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The Motorola One Action Wants to Be a GoPro Smartphone

The gimmick with this phone is its built-in "action camera." The post The Motorola One Action Wants to Be a GoPro Smartphone appeared first on ExtremeTech.

14 hours ago from Extremetech

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These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway

(Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University) If you have two functioning legs and a reliable nervous system, walking and running are generally thoughtless tasks. But if you’re a soldier ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

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