US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

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Parents on edge after talking drone tries to lure kids, school says

Windemere Community Learning Center is a quiet, neighborhood school in Akron, but school officials are on alert after reports of a drone allegedly attempting to lure kids off school grounds.

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Overclocker Claims Intel X299 VRM Temps are a ‘Disaster’ With Skylake-X

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According to one prominent member of the overclocking community, the VRM cooling on X299 motherboards isn’t good enough to keep the boards stable — and no overclocker should buy a board with just one 8-pin CPU power connector.

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Waze expanding carpool service to all of California

The platform connects you with people from your community, so you might make a new local friend or wind up carpooling with a neighbor or colleague you already know.

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Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions


Apple has stunned the wider development community with an emailed announcement that it has decided to slash commissions for App Store affiliates from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, starting May 1. The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said. However, they do not apply to commissions for movies, music, books and TV, which will remain at 7 percent. The company will continue to pay commissions on Apple Music memberships as well. Both the extent of the cuts and the brief notice provided — they go into effect next week — are surprising.

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

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Google Nabs Kaggle to Stay Ahead of Data Science Curve


Data Science Community Kaggle will be joining Google Cloud, said Fei Fei Li, chief scientist of Google Cloud AI and machine learning, at last week’s Google’s Next ’17 conference. The Kaggle community, which includes 800,000 data experts around the world, use the network to stay up to date on the latest innovations in data science and machine learning, according to Li. The barriers to entry for artificial intelligence must be lowered and made available to the largest possible community of developers, Lee told the audience at Next.

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Apple to Jack Up App Prices in UK


Apple on Tuesday alerted its development community that it will be raising prices on apps sold through its App Store in the United Kingdom. Several factors influence App Store price tiers internationally, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business, Apple said, noting that the factors vary by region and over time. App Store price increases also are ahead for India, due to changes in service taxes, and Turkey, due to depreciation in the Turkish lira, Apple said.

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Facebook censors nipples but not 'live video' of a man committing suicide

In its “community standards” Facebook pledges to keep its users safe and claims to have zero tolerance to any violent or graphic content. But with its new tool “Facebook live” which allows you to live stream videos, social network with over 1.5 billion users is yet to figure out its biggest challenge—how to censor possible sensitive or controversial content that is broadcast in real time.

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Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop


Amazon on Thursday launched Amazon Vehicles, a research and community site that will let users compare new and used cars, and shop for auto parts, among other things. The site will let customers view everything from specs, images, videos and customer reviews of thousands of brand new to classic vehicles, potentially offering stiff competition to Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader.com. Amazon Vehicles will take advantage of certain features that long have been a hallmark of the Amazon customer experience.

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Adblock Plus Mouse Roars at Facebook


Adblock Plus on Thursday announced that the open source community had created a filter to neutralize Facebook’s latest offensive in its ongoing battle with ad blockers. Any Adblock Plus users who want to implement the workaround will have to update their filterlists manually. “For this round of the cat-and-mouse contest, looks like the mouse won,” said Ben Williams, spokesperson for Adblock Plus developer Eyeo. Facebook on Tuesday began serving up ads that circumvented desktop users’ ad blocking software.

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Instagram Blows Past Competition to 500M Mark


Instagram on Tuesday said it had passed a milestone, with its community having grown to more than 500 million members — more than 300 million of them using the site on a daily basis. The Instagram community has become more global, with more than 80 percent of Instagrammers living outside the United States. Instagram’s user base has more than doubled in two years, surging past rival photo-sharing site Snapchat. Its growth spurt comes at a time when Twitter growth appears to be stagnating as it struggles for profitability.

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Linksys bucks trend, will support open source firmware on WRT routers

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Linksys isn’t going to abandon the open-source firmware community, despite the FCC’s new regulations. Some of the company’s routers will continue to support OpenWRT.

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Apple issues first developer beta of iOS 9.2.1

Article Image Apple on Wednesday provided members of its registered developer community with the first pre-release beta of iOS 9.2.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the mobile operating system.

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Federal IT Opportunities: Steady Funding, Constant Challenges


The good news for federal information technology managers — and the vendor community — is that government IT budgets will remain stable for the next few years in terms of projected spending. An additional potential benefit is that a recent budget agreement will support agencies for two years, removing some of the uncertainty that has characterized recent government funding. The spending stability doesn’t mean federal IT procurement will remain boringly routine, however — far from it.

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Neutrinos, ghosts of the universe

October is a sweet month for the scientific community. That’s when the annual Nobel Prize in physics is announced. Tuesday’s award — in a pleasant surprise for particle physicists — went to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University in Canada for their groundbreaking research on neutrino oscillations.


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