"donald" and "sunshine" join the list of worst passwords for 2018

When we picture a nefarious hacker infiltrating our accounts we like to imagine a super-skilled computer wizard bashing away at a keyboard in front of an epic collection of monitors. ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions—and offer huge sums of public money—in hopes ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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BMW and Porsche Announce an EV Charger That Gives 100 Kilometers of Range in 3 Minutes

That lightning-bolt of a charger needs cooling for the cable and the battery

Thu 13 Dec 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Nintendo warns it won't make more retro NES and SNES consoles

Just because Nintendo revived the NES Classic doesn't mean you'll have the luxury of buying a retro console whenever you'd like. In a chat with the Hollywood Reporter, ...

22 minutes ago from Engadget

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Hateful and violent videos are a sliver of the content YouTube removes

YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 1.6 million channels in the third quarter of this year, mostly for spreading spam or posting or inappropriate adult content, the company said in a report ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from The Washington Post

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This patent shows Amazon may seek to create a ‘database of suspicious persons’ using facial recognition technology

The filing suggests Ring doorbell cameras could be equipped with technology that would allow the devices to gather data and identify people considered “suspicious.”

24 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Hoax bomb threat emails demanding Bitcoin cause nationwide evacuations

All the emails are very similar, though the bitcoin wallet changes between messages, which allows the person or persons responsible to discover who has paid. The named explosive type also varies, ...

11 hours ago from Techspot

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