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The Small Macedonian Town That Runs Hundreds of Fake US Politics Websites

dryriver writes: BBC Future has the story of "Tamara" (not her real name) who used to be paid 24 euros a day to rewrite U.S. news stories for a slew of "fake news" U.S. politics websites targeted at American news readers but run out of Velev, Macedonia. Basically, Tamara's handler "Marco" would send her eight real U.S. politics news stories via email every morning, asking Tamara to rewrite them with very extreme political views and slants injected into them. Tamara was often tasked with writing ...
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Redmi Note 7 Pro Nebula Red Photo Gallery

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone along with Redmi Note 7 on February 28 in India. We already brought you the Redmi Note 7 Pro first impressions, benchmarks, and camera samples and after unboxing the Neptune Blue variant, we now have the Redmi Note 7 Pro Indian retail variant in Nebula Red color, check out the unboxing and photo gallery of the device, Box Contents Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro in Nebula Red color 2-pin charger (5V-2A) USB Type-C cable SIM ejector tool Cle...
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Heavily Processed Food Like Ready Meals and Ice Cream Linked To Early Death

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: People who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies. In the French NutriSante study, researchers at the University of Paris gathered details on the diets and health of more than 105,000 people. Over five years of follow-up, those who consumed the most "ultra-processed" food were mos...
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Facebook board votes yay on Zuck, nay on Conservatives

A mutiny attempt today by a coalition of anti-Zuckerberg Facebook shareholder groups resulted in a resounding defeat as the social network voted to retain its founder as CEO. In a separate smack-down, a right-wing advocacy group found its demand for Conservative voices on Facebook‘s board rejected wholesale. Investors came at CEO Mark Zuckerberg with eight separate proposals aimed at limiting his power or his outright resignation. However, as Bloomberg reported, all it took was Zuckerberg’s majo...
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Advanced Linux Backdoor Found In the Wild Escaped AV Detection

Researchers have discovered an advanced piece of Linux malware that has escaped detection bypasses antivirus products and appears to be actively used in targeted attacks. Ars Technica reports: HiddenWasp, as the malware has been dubbed, is a fully developed suite of malware that includes a trojan, rootkit, and initial deployment script, researchers at security firm Intezer reported on Wednesday. At the time Intezer's post went live, the VirusTotal malware service indicated Hidden Wasp wasn't det...
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Pick up a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones for 50% off

Despite their premium price tags, these bass-heavy cans are hot for a reason, and if you’re in for a pair, then now’s your chance: ITechDeals has the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones on sale for 50% off right now for a limited time only. The post Pick up a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones for 50% off appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Beats By Dre, Beats Solo3 wireless headphones


Adaptive Biotech seeks $230 million in IPO

Adaptive Biotechnologies, a 10-year-old Seattle company with a diagnostic product on the market and some therapies in the development pipeline, filed Thursday for an initial public offering of stock to raise up to $230 million.
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Dell Begins Pre-Installing Linux On Range of Precision Laptops

"While Linux-preloaded laptops have been available for years from smaller companies, and have represented a fraction of their own sales with the much-admired XPS 13 developer model, Dell now offers a range of Precision models pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux," writes Slashdot reader Freshly Exhumed. Phoronix reports: At the start of May Dell announced an Ubuntu Linux option for their entry-level ~$700 Precision laptop while now they are closing out May by offering up Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on their hig...
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Providence St. Joseph moves to streamline administrative operations, affecting up to 700 jobs

The Renton-based health system, now among largest in the country, aims to save costs by using Accenture, IBM and Deloitte to update administrative systems.
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Chase Bank Is Quietly Adding a Forced Arbitration Clause To Some Credit Cards

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: JPMorgan Chase is quietly re-introducing a heavy-handed legal maneuver. Today, its Slate credit card customers received an email that the bank was updating its account terms. In the message was a lot of legalese about certain tweaks, and it included one big addition: forced arbitration. According to Chase, the new agreement includes a new section entitled "Binding Arbitration." The section goes as follows: "This arbitration agreement provide...
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North Face Apologizes for Showing Us the Future of Marketing

This week The North Face pulled off a clever marketing stunt that continues to deliver. Even following the company’s retraction and apology, the glittering underhandedness of the campaign will inspire marketing scum for generations. Read more...
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FedEx To Deliver Packages 7 Days a Week

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, FedEx will deliver packages seven days a week starting next year, adding an extra operating day to accommodate America's online shopping habits. From the report: The delivery giant also plans to bring to customers' doorsteps many of the packages it currently drops at local post offices. The shift will seek to lower costs by building density along FedEx Ground routes, while also shifting some two million packages daily out of the U.S. Postal...
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I could really go for this faux carbon fiber Google Pixel 4!

With phones becoming increasingly flat and homogeneous over the past few years, many companies like Huawei, Oppo, and OnePlus have begun resorting to CMF to create a factor of differentiation, with gradients, anisotropic reflective metallic finishes, and holographic patterns. As a fan of solid colors, it seems unlikely that Google would adopt that path, but something like this Pixel 4 concept with a carbon-fiber finish is definitely something that would look like a thousand bucks (although quite...
Tags: Google, Design, Cellphones, Product Design, Carbon-fiber, Jonas Daehnert, Pixel 4


Moto Z4 Brings Back Headphone Jack, Is 5G Ready For $500

Motorola's $500 Moto Z4 is finally official, bringing an updated design with a near-notchless 6.4-inch OLED display, headphone jack, and support for the company's Moto Mods. Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage (expandable via microSD to 2TB) and Android 9.0 Pie, with Motorola promising an update to Q in the future. CNET reports: To improve photography Motorola has added what it calls "Quad Pixel technology," which uses pixel-binning to allow ...
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Report: Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A business news site is reporting that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief faces accusations of sexual misconduct. In a detailed report Thursday, Business Insider cites legal letters reportedly written by former employees of Zuckerberg’s household staff. The letters reportedly describe pervasive discriminatory conduct and severe levels of sexual harassment […]
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The sea-cooled eco-resort that's nearly mosquito-free

The Brando resort in French Polynesia is close to being carbon neutral and self-sustainable.
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Enjoy Movie Nights Beneath the Stars With An Outdoor TV

Full Post: Enjoy Movie Nights Beneath the Stars With An Outdoor TV #Sponsored Best Buy post My dream home has a patio off the back of the house with a fireplace and an outdoor TV. It looks much like the photo above. Do you have a dream home with a dream outdoor TV? Because watching TV outside is something we don’t do every day, it feels like a treat. Wouldn’t it be great to have a family movie night on a nice warm spring evening in your... The post Enjoy Movie Nights Beneath the Stars With An O...
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Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is ordering Facebook to turn over internal records regarding data privacy and access to user data. Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches. The lawsuit followed reports that the data of more than […]
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Ever Wanted to Smoke a Genie? Your Wish Just Came True With This Aladdin's Lamp Vape

Be honest, how many times have you watched Disney’s animated Aladdin with your mod in hand and wondered what it would be like to vape that genie as he comes blasting out of that lamp in a cloud of smoke? It turns out you don’t need three wishes to find out; just a fully-functional lamp-shaped vape that Disney’s…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smoking, Disney, Tech, Vaping, Collectibles, Consumer Tech, Aladdin, Vapes


Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform App Dream Is Dead and Buried

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft has spent years pushing developers to create special apps for the company's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and today, it's putting the final nail in the UWP coffin. Microsoft is finally allowing game developers to bring full native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store, meaning the many games that developers publish on popular stores like Steam don't have to be rebuilt for UWP. This is a big shift for Microsoft's Windows app store, ...
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Everyone’s mad about Google blocking ad blockers in Chrome. Here’s why

Google is moving towards blocking adblockers in Google Chrome and everyone is upset about it. Here's the rundown on why it's happening and why no one is happy about Google's proposed changes. The post Everyone’s mad about Google blocking ad blockers in Chrome. Here’s why appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Chrome, Google, Trends, Web, Computing, Ad Blocker, Gsuite Enterprise


Lack of leadership in open source results in source-available licenses

Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor The crusade against open-source abuse Commons Clause stops open-source abuse Amazon’s behavior toward open source combined with lack of leadership from industry associations such as the Open Source Initiative (OSI) will stifle open-source inno...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Column, Opinion, Tech, Open Source Software, Aws, Free Software, Mongodb, Redis Labs, Terms Of Service, Elasticsearch, GNU, Datastax, Neo4j


Indoor Garden

Fully automatic indoor gardening system designed for homes and apartments. OGarden Smart makes it easy to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables at home. Rotating garden system with growing light in the middle helps grow plants.  Also check out: Table with Plants
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Having Your ID Scanned at Bars Sucks For Your Privacy

We’ve all been there—maybe you’ve had a little too much to drink and a bouncer is questioning your balance as they scan your ID. Unfortunately, at least in some cities in the U.S., a simple interaction with a bouncer gone wrong can mean you’re booted from bars all over town; as first reported by OneZero, at least one…Read more...
Tags: Technology, ID, Bar, Lifehacks, Scanner, Nightlife, Crowd Control


Metadata is the Biggest Little Problem Plaguing the Music Industry

From a report: Recently, a musician signed to a major indie label told me they were owed up to $40,000 in song royalties they would never be able to collect. It wasn't that they had missed out on payments for a single song -- it was that they had missed out on payments for 70 songs, going back at least six years. The problem, they said, was metadata. In the music world, metadata most commonly refers to the song credits you see on services like Spotify or Apple Music, but it also includes all the...
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Uber Eats, micromobility services are growing faster than Uber’s core ride-hailing business

Uber’s ride-hailing business is growing more slowly than its newer bets. In Uber’s Q1 2019 earnings, the company reported gross bookings growth of 230 percent for its other bets, while ridesharing grew just 22 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Gross bookings are the revenue earned minus things like taxes, tolls, fees, wages paid to drivers, restaurants and so forth. Other bets, with gross bookings of $132 million for Q1 2019, includes freight and new mobility, which entails bike...
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Most Windows 10 Users Are Running the Update From Over a Year Ago

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft's original grand plan for Windows 10 was an operating system that was always up-to-date. Updates were intended to be mandatory, and while you could delay them a bit, you couldn't opt out of them entirely. And the software giant was committed to rolling out two major feature updates a year. Fast forward to now, and things are very different. You can delay, or avoid, most updates, including feature updates -- assuming you're even offered them in the f...
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How to use Apple’s truly wireless AirPods with every device you own

Apple's truly wireless AirPods make listening to music and making calls a breeze thanks to their wire-free design and Siri compatibility, but is that all they can do? Here's a comprehensive guide to using these wireless earbuds. The post How to use Apple’s truly wireless AirPods with every device you own appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Bluetooth, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, AirPods, Truly Wireless Earbuds


This longtime cannabis investor has funded Pax and Juul, among others; here’s her approach

If you’re a cannabis investor or a founder working on a cannabis-related startup, you’ve probably heard of Poseidon Asset Management. The San Francisco-based investment firm is one of very few that is focused narrowly on the industry, which remains fairly insular for now. Poseidon has also been at it longer than most outfits, having begun making bets on cannabis-related companies six years ago. More, Poseidon has managed to stuff checks into some of the fastest growing companies in the sector, i...
Tags: TC, Tech, Cannabis, Venture Capital, Wurk, Confident Cannabis


Uber loses more than $1bn in first quarterly report since IPO

Company said it now had 93 million customers who are active on a monthly basis, 33% higher than the same period last yearUber lost more than $1bn in the first three months of the year, the ride-sharing company announced on Thursday.Releasing its first quarterly report since it became a public company, Uber said it now had 93 million customers who are active on a monthly basis, 33% higher than the same period last year. The company’s revenues were $3.1bn for the three months, 20% higher but slowe...
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