Lawsuit: Bose headphones cancel your privacy

If the accusations in a new lawsuit are true, premium headphone maker Bose could be using its Bose Connect mobile app to monitor what you listen to and then sell that data to third parties.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/lawsuit-bose-headphones-cancel-your-privacy.html

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Viking discovery: Experts use tech to reveal settlement beneath saint-king's church

Archaeologists in Norway are using laser scanning technology to help reveal the ancient Viking settlement hidden beneath a saint-king’s church.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/viking-discovery-experts-use-tech-to-reveal-settlement-beneath-saint-kings-church.html

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Beijing park unrolls high-tech plan to thwart toilet paper thieves

Beijing’s Temple of Heaven park is using facial recognition software to bring its bathrooms into the 21st Century and thwart thieves with a penchant for swiping its toilet paper stash.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/beijing-park-unrolls-high-tech-plan-to-thwart-toilet-paper-thieves.html

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This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro

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There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with dongles, but using 2-4 of them on a machine supposedly engineered for svelte lines and simple user experiences doesn’t sit well with many users.

The post This multi-port accessory adds back everything Apple removed from the latest MacBook Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240607-new-multi-port-accessory-adds-back-functionality-apple-removed-latest-macbook-pro?source=Computing

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Netflix finally offers offline viewing, video downloads

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Netflix is finally offering downloadable videos for offline viewing — provided you’re using either iOS or Android. There’s no word of any support on PCs or Windows, including the Windows 10 Universal app.

The post Netflix finally offers offline viewing, video downloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/240356-netflix-finally-offers-offline-viewing-video-downloads?source=Computing

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San Francisco transit struck by ransomware attack, commuters ride for free

Travelers using services operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority were able to ride for free on Saturday, after the organization’s computer network was hit by a ransomware attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/28/san-francisco-transit-struck-by-ransomware-attack-commuters-ride-for-free.html

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Office Depot, OfficeMax claim new computers have malware to sell useless removal services

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Office Depot and OfficeMax have both been caught using diagnosis software that claims brand-new PCs are infected with malware, then offering to charge consumers $150 to $200 to remove it. Analysis of the same systems by independent third parties has found zero evidence of any malware.

The post Office Depot, OfficeMax claim new computers have malware to sell useless removal services appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/239929-office-depot-officemax-claim-brand-new-computers-infected-malware-sell-useless-removal-services?source=Computing

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UK may start using eagles to take down drones flying contraband into prisons

The British government says it’s examining the possibility of using highly trained eagles to intercept drones caught taking contraband into prisons. Police in the Netherlands have already started using the birds for similar work.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/02/uk-may-start-using-eagles-to-take-down-drones-flying-contraband-into-prisons.html

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IBM claims moving to Mac drastically reduced support calls, operating costs

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IBM just declared that using Macs saves them hundreds of dollars over a four-year period. The claim may be true, but we’d like to see the supporting evidence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/238002-ibm-claims-moving-to-mac-drastically-reduced-support-calls-operating-costs?source=Computing

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Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier

A new smart technology could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it’s too late.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/10/infrared-camera-could-help-dentists-discover-cavities-much-earlier.html

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Hackers can gain control of an insulin pump to inject a harmful dose to patients

Johnson & Johnson is distributing letters to patients using the Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump, warning that hackers could gain remote access. The pump comes with a remote control, but the connection between the devices isn’t secure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/06/hackers-can-gain-control-insulin-pump-to-inject-harmful-dose-to-patients.html

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Hi-tech trucks make pizza en route to delivery

Zume Pizza, a startup in Mountain View, California, is known for using a fleet of robots in the kitchen to speed up the pizza making process. But now, the company is outfitting its pizza delivery truck with 56 ovens programmed to make pies en route to customers.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/-w3gQ9BwF-o/index.html

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HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

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HP has promised to revert its firmware lockout that prevents customers from using third-party ink cartridges — but refuses to say it won’t put that lock back at a future time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236476-hp-will-restore-third-party-ink-cartridge-compatibility-for-now-reserves-right-to-revoke-it-in-the-future?source=Computing

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Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

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Microsoft released updated statistics on Windows 10, showing that 400 million people are now using the OS worldwide. It’s the fastest transition to a new version of Windows in at least a decade.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236280-microsoft-claims-windows-10-now-active-on-400-million-devices

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Apple iPhone 7 users report EarPods glitch

A quirky problem is reportedly affecting some people who are using Apple’s new Lightning-connected EarPods: the controls on the EarPods stop working after a brief amount of time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/21/apple-iphone-7-users-report-earpods-glitch.html

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