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  • Netflix Deletes All User Reviews
    Netflix has removed all user reviews from its site, just like they said they would in early July. Here's what Netflix now has to say about posting reviews on its site: "Netflix customers were able to leave reviews on until mid-2018, when…
    - 60 mins ago, 19 Aug 18, 8:20pm -
  • Rolls-Royce Launches New Battery System To Electrify Ships
    Rolls-Royce, a British power system company (not to be confused with the luxury automobile maker), is launching a new battery system to electrify ships. "Rolls-Royce now offers SAVe Energy, a cost competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled batte…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 7:19pm -
  • Stolen Android Anti-Piracy Software Dumped On Github
    Dexguard, a tool used to protect Android software from piracy, tampering and cloning attacks, has been removed after being illegally posted on Github. A version of the tool exposed on the code repository was stolen from a customer of Guardsquare, the…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 6:18pm -
  • Volkswagen's CEO Was Told About Emissions Software Months Before Scandal, Says Report
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German ma…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 5:17pm -
  • Does Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' Go Far Enough?
    Last month, Gmail's big redesign became default for everyone, changing up the aesthetic appearance of the email service and introducing several new features. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, lets you add an "expiration date" and passcode t…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:16pm -
  • Uber Loses $900 Million In Second Quarter; Urged By Investors To Sell Off Self-Driving Division
    Last week, Uber reported a second-quarter loss of $891 million, even though it brought in $2.8 billion in revenue. "While it's a 16 percent improvement from a year earlier, the loss follows a rare profit posted in the first quarter, thanks largely to…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:15pm -
  • HUD Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site's dizzying array of advertising tools makes it simple for advertis…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 2:14pm -
  • Musk's Boring Company Proposes High-Speed Underground Subway To Dodger Stadium
    Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to build a transit tunnel connecting Dodger Stadium to a Los Angeles' subway station. An anonymous reader quotes GeekWire: The Boring Company laid out the plan for the Dugout Loop on its website, saying that the lin…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 11:34am -
  • Recruiters Are Still Complaining About No-Shows At Interviews
    An anonymous reader quotes CNN Money:Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. "About half flaked out," said Kill.... "A year or two ago it wa…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 7:34am -
  • Egypt Fights Terrorism By Censoring Web Sites, Threatening Jail Time For Accessing Them
    An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press:Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media. The law, published Saturday in the country's official gazett…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:34am -
  • Firefox-Forking Browser 'Pale Moon' Releases Major Update 28.0
    Long-time Slashdot reader tdailey spotted a new version of Pale Moon, a customised version of Firefox optimized for speed and efficiency. Beta News reports it's the first major update since November of 2016: There are virtually no visual or obvious…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:34am -
  • Tesla Short Sellers Actually Made Over $1 Billion After Musk's Taking-Private Tweet
    An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:Investors betting that Tesla stock will lose value -- so-called "shorts" -- have made $1.2 billion since CEO Elon Musk first tweeted about taking the company private. Much of that gain came on Friday, after the New…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Aug 18, 11:34pm -


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    • Snapchat's much-needed Android overhaul is hiding in plain sight
      Snap promised a sorely needed redesign for Snapchat's sluggish Android app back in November, and it's now clear what that tune-up will entail. Jane Manchun Wong has discovered (with additional detail from Kieron Quinn) that Snapchat's Android app hi…
      - 17 mins ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:03pm -
    • Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law
      Egypt's increasingly strict regulation of internet use just became that much harsher. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a cybercrime law that makes it illegal to run and even visit sites considered threats to the country's economy and nationa…
      - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 7:29pm -
    • The next 'Rainbow Six: Siege' update shakes up a familiar formula
      Ubisoft has revealed the full details for Rainbow Six: Siege's upcoming Operation Grim Sky update, and it's clear that this is as much about changing the mechanics of the game itself as it is adding some variety. Both new characters, Clash (above) an…
      - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 6:02pm -
    • The best iPhone cases
      By Nick GuyThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full iPhone cases guide here.A good case i…
      - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
    • After Math: What could go wrong?
      It's been a week of risk in the tech world, and I don't just mean Elon Musk's recent Twitter-on-acid experiment. Best Buy is wagering $800 million on a company that teaches your grandparents how gadgets work, Saint Louis University is peppering its d…
      - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
    • The best and worst gaming laptop brands of 2018
      Gaming laptops are awesome. In some cases, they are highly configurable powerhouses with their own light shows, and in others, they are bargain machines that offer just enough oomph to play the latest and greatest PC games. But there's a lot to consi…
      - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 1:00pm -
    • Federal court orders alleged hacker to pay for bail with cryptocurrency
      Defendants in US federal court cases now have another option for staying out on bail: emptying their virtual wallets. A district court in San Francisco has ordered alleged hacker Martin Marsich to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency if h…
      - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 9:49am -
    • 'Forza Horizon 2' leaves the Xbox Store on September 30th
      We hope you weren't thinking of scoring Forza Horizon 2 on the cheap now that Horizon 4 is almost here. Turn 10 and Microsoft are removing the open-world arcade racer and its add-ons from the Xbox Games Store on September 30th. You can still play i…
      - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 18, 4:22am -