Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cable TV Price Increases Have Beaten Inflation Every Single Year For 20 Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: The pay TV industry is losing customers, but prices continue to climb. In fact, for U.S. cable TV in particular, price increases have outpaced inflation for every single one of the

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Foxconn Testing Wireless Charging For iPhone 8

One of the first big secrets regarding Apple’s upcoming smartphone has been spilled. According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Foxconn, the firm responsible for assembling iPhones, is testing wireless charging modules for the iPhone 8. TrustedReviews reports: Citing

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AT&T Falsely Claimed Pro-Google Fiber Rule Is Invalid, FCC Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission has given a helping hand to Louisville, Kentucky, in the city’s attempt to enforce local rules that would make it easier for Google Fiber to compete against

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It’s Harder To Get an Uber or Lyft If You’re Black, Study Says

Black riders have to wait “significantly longer” for their Uber cabs and experience “double” the cancellation rates of white passengers, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, which also observed a similar

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86-Year Old Grandma Accused of Pirating a Zombie Game

An 86-year-old woman named Christine McMillan from Ontario, Canada has been accused of downloading a zombie game she’s never heard of. She faces $5,000 in potential damages. From a report on TorrentFreak (condensed): McMillan is one of the hundreds of

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Over 10,000 Facebook Users Worldwide Falsely Check in at Standing Rock To Confuse Police

More than 100,000 people from around the world have checked in on Facebook at the site of Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota, in an effort they hope will help protesters avoid detection by police. From a report on

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The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report

The next president of the United States will face a cybercrisis within 100 days, predicts report from analysts at Forrester. The crisis could come as a result of hostile actions from another country or internal conflict over privacy and security

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Google Discloses Exploited Windows Vulnerability 10 Days After Telling Microsoft

An anonymous reader writes: Google today shared details about a security flaw in Windows, just 10 days after disclosing it to Microsoft on October 21. To make matters worse, Google says it is aware that this critical Windows vulnerability is

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China’s New Policing Computer Is Frontend Cattle Prod, Backend Supercomputer

Earlier this year, we learned about China’s first “intelligent security robot,” which was said to include “electrically charged riot control tool.” We now know what this robot is up to, and what its developed unit looks like. Reader dcblogs writes:

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Where Does Jeff Bezos Foresee Putting Space Colonists? Inside O’Neill Cylinders

Elon Musk of SpaceX wants to settle humans on Mars. Some talk about taking the Moon Village route. But Jeff Bezos has a different kind of off-Earth home in mind when he talks about having millions of people living and

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