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The San Diego Union-Tribune
UC San Diego scientist wins coveted MacArthur 'genius' grant
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Stefan Savage, a UC San Diego cybersecurity guru who revealed ways to thwart email spammers and showed how hackers could remotely steal cars, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, a coveted honor reserved for people whose work conveys a ...

The Verge
Google's Home Mini needed a software patch to stop some of them from recording everything
The Verge
Categorize this under “one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker.” According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and ...

Macworld
Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' is just the first of Apple's major TV deals
Macworld
It was inevitable that Apple would begin signing big-name talent and major franchises to its forthcoming push into original video. Inevitable from the moment it hired two respected television industry executives, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht ...

GameSpot
All The Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Skins And Weapons
GameSpot
It's October, and with Halloween approaching, Blizzard is marking the occasion with a new Overwatch event. Halloween Terror 2017 is now underway, and that means new skins are available for a limited time. Like last year's event, Halloween Terror ...

Android Headlines
Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Android Headlines
On October 4 Google introduced its latest 'made by Google' phone, the Google Pixel 2. In fact, and in accordance with expectations, Google unveiled two Pixel 2 models, the standard Pixel 2 and a new Pixel 2 XL. Both of which follow-on from last year's ...

Engadget
Porsche's $2000 Passport subscription swaps cars on demand
Engadget
Like the idea of Cadillac's car subscription service, but feel its lineup is a little too... proletarian? If you live in Atlanta, you're in luck. Porsche is launching a Passport service in the city that gives you "frequent" vehicle swaps, unlimited ...

BetaNews
Telemetry: OxygenOS secretly collects user data, sending OnePlus a wealth of information
BetaNews
OxygenOS, the customized version of Android used by OnePlus on its smartphones, has been found to be collecting data about users -- and it's not anonymized. Telemetry is something that has been associated with Windows 10, but now the Chinese ...

Engadget
Time to call it: The Chromebook is the new Android tablet
Computerworld
Riddle me this, dear reader: If you've got a device that looks like a tablet, acts like a tablet, and runs Android apps, what do you call it? Odds are, your gut answer is "an Android tablet" — right? (Either that, or "a parsnip." But seriously, if ...

TechCrunch
Zuckerberg apologizes for his tone-deaf VR cartoon tour of Puerto Rico devastation
TechCrunch
Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company's efforts to aid Puerto Rico's recovery raised some serious eyebrows. Yesterday, Zuckerberg used the company's VR app Spaces to tour through an NPR-produced ...

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