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Google details how it protected services like Gmail from Spectre

Google says it already deployed anti-Spectre and Meltdown solutions to protect its products, and users didn't even notice.

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Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship after 5 years in embassy

After spending more than half a decade living in the nation’s London embassy, Julian Assange has been granted Ecuadorian citizenship. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, took up residence in the embassy to dodge Swedish extradition over a rape accusation, though he has also expressed worry that the US may request extradition over WikiLeaks’ leaking of classified government documents. Assange’s time … Continue reading

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Overwatch League’s debut stream ruled Twitch last night

On Wednesday, Overwatch League (OWL) had its first-ever matches, drawing a huge crowd online. Six teams came to play the debut matches in Blizzard's Los Angeles eSports arena, but they were also streamed on Twitch to record numbers, peaking at over 3...

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Kodak unveils KODAKCoin cryptocurrency, blockchain image platform

Kodak is probably one of the last companies you think of when it comes to mining cryptocurrency, but it plans to change that. The company has announced a partnership with WENN Digital for a “major blockchain initiative,” and that includes a “photo-centric cryptocurrency” that it calls KODAKCoin. This is part of its larger and newly announced KODAKOne platform for managing … Continue reading

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YouTube may review its most popular channels for offensive content

It became pretty clear last year that YouTube has a content problem. Last spring, companies like AT&T and Verizon pulled ads because they were found to be appearing alongside extremist videos. And it was hit with another round of ad-pulling later...

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Kodak Scanza turns your old film negatives into digital images

Depending on your age, there’s a decent chance you have an old shoe box full of older film negatives. Maybe you’ve been putting off digitizing those negatives for years because it’s too much of a hassle.

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Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ trailer shows a vast cyberpunk world

We've been looking forward to Netflix's take on Blade Runner for a while now. Altered Carbon, based on the novel of the same name, even made an appearance at CES this year. Now there's a brand-new trailer to get us all excited for the upcoming sci-fi...

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NASA Mars orbiter finds thick layers of exposed water ice on Martian slopes

NASA has released an enhanced image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (MRO) HiRISE camera; in it, we see layers of underground ice that are exposed on the Mars landscape. The space agency says the MRO found a total of eight locations where these thick ice layers are exposed, all of them on eroding slope faces.

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Boeing’s cargo drone brain could power autonomous air-taxis

Amazon’s Prime Air drones will have to share the skies, with Boeing revealing its play on the cargo-carrying UAV segment. The Boeing “cargo aerial vehicle” – or CAV – is the handiwork of three months design and construction, the aerospace company claims, potentially capable of carrying up to 500 pounds of packages and more. Of course, it’s not Boeing’s first … Continue reading

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Samsung talks PC strategy and its vision for a connected world at CES

This week, Samsung showed off everything from new laptops to a massive microLED wall to a chattier kind of refrigerator. The message couldn't be any more clear: Samsung would like nothing more than to be the center of your digital world. To dig deepe...

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