Monthly Archives: August 2017

Amazon Sold Eclipse Glasses That Cause ‘Permanent Blindness,’ Alleges Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A South Carolina couple claims in a proposed federal class-action lawsuit (PDF) that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded them during the historic coast-to-coast solar eclipse on August 21.

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Postmates Lays Off All Its City Managers

According to TechCrunch, Postmates has let go of all of its city managers, as it centralizes some of its operations at its headquarters in San Francisco. “The total number of people affected by the move is 15 across markets like

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LG Announces V30 Smartphone With ‘FullVision’ OLED Display, Dual Cameras

At a press conference in Berlin, LG announced their newest flagship smartphone, the LG V30. The V30 doesn’t feature a removable battery or a secondary display like its predecessor, but it does feature faster performance and a significantly redesigned build

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Apple Calls For FCC To Keep ‘Strong, Enforceable’ Net Neutrality Protections

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: Apple has written to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support for the concept of net neutrality, with its four-page commentary arguing for the government agency to “retain strong, enforceable open

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A Canadian University Gave $11 Million To a Scammer

A Canadian university transferred more than $11 million CAD (around $9 million USD) to a scammer that university staff believed to be a vendor in a phishing attack, a university statement published on Thursday states. From a report: Staff at

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The FCC Website Lets You Upload Malware Using Its Own Public API Key

The FCC lets you upload any file to their website and make that file publicly accessible using the FCC.gov domain. Or rather they don’t, but they have somehow not realized that they are letting people do it and telling them

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Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says

In a 30-page report, Larry Miller, the head of New York University’s Steinhart Music Business Program, argues that traditional radio has failed to engage with Generation Z — people born after 1995 — and that its influence and relevance will

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Billionaire Brothers Want to Build a Cheaper Rival to Slack

Saritha Rai, writing for Bloomberg: A teenage entrepreneur who became a millionaire by 20 before sharing a billion-dollar fortune at 36, Bhavin Turakhia isn’t afraid to think big. Now he’s putting $45 million of his own money into building a

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Mathematician Who Claimed ‘P Is Not Equal To NP’ Says His Proof Is Wrong

Earlier this month, Norbert Blum, a German mathematician, had published a research paper in which he implied that P is not equal to NP. The abstract of the post read: Berg and Ulfberg and Amano and Maruoka have used CNF-DNF-approximators

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Mathematician Who Had Proved P Is Not Equal To NP Says His Proof Is Wrong

Earlier this month, Norbert Blum, a German mathematician, had published a research paper in which he implied that P is not equal to NP. The abstract of the post read: Berg and Ulfberg and Amano and Maruoka have used CNF-DNF-approximators

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