Parents who lost custody of kids over YouTube 'prank' videos sentenced

A Maryland couple whose YouTube prank videos garnered them accusations of child abuse were sentenced to five years probation on child neglect charges Monday, BuzzFeed reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/13/parents-who-lost-custody-kids-over-youtube-prank-videos-sentenced.html

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Ex-Uber chief allegedly knew about ex-Waymo engineer's Google info

Travis Kalanick has had a rough couple of weeks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/ex-uber-chief-allegedly-knew-about-ex-waymo-engineers-google-info.html

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The best VR headsets and accessories

Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post The best VR headsets and accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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Tennessee couple tried selling baby on Craigslist, investigators say

A Tennessee couple accused of placing an ad on Craigslist to sell their 5-month-old baby for $3,000 — before trying to hand off the infant to an undercover agent — had their first appearance in court on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/28/tennessee-couple-tried-selling-baby-on-craigslist-investigators-say.html

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Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide

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Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post Ultimate virtual reality holiday gift guide appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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Signs and Symptoms


It’s been a rough couple of months, and we should talk about something fun and not political, but CRM-centric. I know! Let’s ask how the election influenced CRM. Seriously, there’s a nugget in there that ought to get us all thinking about business and keep our minds off that other stuff. Come on, it’ll be fun. I am not the only one who saw this, but isn’t it amazing how the pollsters got the election prediction exactly wrong? How could that be? They used modern analytics, big data, and more buzzwords than a software salesperson.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84091.html?rss=1

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Kansas couple sues over hellish IP address quirk

A Kansas couple whose farmhouse became the nexus of seemingly the entire country’s internet misdeeds is suing the company they say is responsible, Courthouse News Service reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/10/kansas-couple-sues-over-hellish-ip-address-quirk.html

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Waze app directions take woman to wrong address, where she is killed

The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.


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Video explains the science behind the Lexus Hoverboard

A couple of months ago, Lexus introduced its rideable Hoverboard to the world in a YouTube video. We couldn’t be certain whether or not it was a prank, as no one actually rode the floating skateboard in the video, but earlier this month, we finally got to see the Hoverboard in action. It was incredible, but even with video proof, it’s still hard to believe it’s real.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/27/video-explains-science-behind-lexus-hoverboard/

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Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

A launch date for Intel’s next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a “couple of weeks,” a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/49203705/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A80C190Cintels0Eskylake0Echips0Ecan0Epower0Ethree0E4k0Emonitors0Esimultaneously0Eto0Elaunch0Ein0Ecouple0Eof0Eweeks/story01.htm

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Gas Stations Are Hackable Too, It Turns Out

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Auto fans have spent the past couple of weeks thinking about hackers. As our cars become increasingly networked — not just through telematics systems like Uconnect and OnStar, but also through vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications — the risk of bad guys and gals tinkering with those networks goes up.

Well, if you’re one of those folks who truly fears the havoc that hackers can wreak, we have some bad news: they’re now targeting gas stations.

But wait, it gets worse: the gas stations aren’t really fighting back.

Following some mischief at a gas stations monitoring system in February, tech researchers Stephen Hilt and Kyle Wilhoit set up dummy systems to see if hackers would take the bait. They did. Repeatedly — especially on the systems that appeared to be in the U.S.

Some weren’t attacked, per se, just “pinged” so that hackers could verify that they were there. If the baddies found a use for them in the future, they could come back.

Others forays were more intrusive. On at least two occasions, hackers changed the names of Hilt and Wilhoit’s systems entirely. Based on the new names, it’s believed that the two groups of hackers belonged to the Iranian Dark Coders Team and the Syrian Electronic Army.

The good news is, gas station monitoring systems can’t be used to do anything that’s directly disruptive. For example, hackers can’t take control of a system and blow up a gas station.

The bad news is, hackers can still cause a lot of headaches by messing with these systems. For example, they could alter the readings on a particular station so that a fuel truck delivering refills could cause a tank to overflow, creating a fire hazard. The hackers could also keep tabs on delivery schedules and plan attacks that way. They could also burrow in and insert their own safety systems, locking fuel companies out until they’d paid a ransom.

The worse news? There’s not a lot of security on many of these systems, mostly because the companies that own them don’t see the potential for danger. Hilt and Wilhoit have published a whitepaper encouraging companies to take their systems offline or beef up security dramatically.

Oh well: one more thing to worry about. Or maybe another reason to consider that electric car you’ve had your eye on.

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The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/oh-great-hackers-are-after-our-gas-stations-now

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Samsung and Barnes & Noble team up to create a new Nook tablet

We haven’t seen a new Barnes & Noble Nook tablet in a couple of years—but today, at an event in New York City’s Union Square Barnes & Noble store, Samsung and B&N unveiled a new co-branded tablet…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/20/samsung-and-barnes-noble-team-up-to-create-new-nook-tablet/

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Leaked build of Windows 9 shows reborn Start menu, Metro apps running on the Desktop

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Over the last couple of days, screenshots that purport to be from an early build of Windows 9 (Threshold) have leaked online. Most notably, one of these screenshots includes the new, resurrected Start menu that Microsoft first showed off at its Build conference in April. Another screenshot shows Metro apps running in a window on the Desktop.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186212-leaked-build-of-windows-9-shows-reborn-start-menu-metro-apps-running-on-the-desktop

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