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Equifax customer service directed a victim to a phishing site

Earlier this month, hackers broke into Equifax's servers and stole 143 million people's personal information, including their Social Security numbers. In response to the attack, Equifax set up a...
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Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal

The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is serious about becoming a hardware company.
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The original Sarah Connor is returning in a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Linda Hamilton’s return will kick off a trilogy of new movies
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Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

It's a site that looks almost exactly like Equifax's, but it is definitely not Equifax's.
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iOS 11's Control Center doesn't let you turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

The Control Center toggles don’t do what users may think they do
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Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

Google is making a long-term investment in its own hardware.
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Now there's a Porsche superyacht because regular yachts are for suckers

The GTT 115 is a superyacht which is the product of a collaboration between Dynamiq and Studio F.A. Porsche.
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Can Damon Lindelof successfully adapt Alan Moore’s Watchmen?

HBO has ordered a pilot for its adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel
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Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far

The new Apple TV 4K is really ambitious, but it doesn’t have YouTube or Marvel movies in 4K HDR. And it makes some 1080p content look less than great.
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Watch the bloody first trailer for Netflix’s The Punisher

Yes, there’s a stairwell fight
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13 hidden features in iOS 11

These are the best hidden features in Apple iOS 11: From moving multiple apps at once to a "silent" mode for Siri to a new way to make an emergency call.
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How a photographer snapped this tragic photo of a seahorse lugging a Q-tip

"I spend a lot of time underwater all over the world, and I see trash and debris and human waste all over the place."
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PSA: Anyone can record and save your snaps forever on iOS 11

The new Screen Recording feature in the Control Center lets you record and save Snapchat and Instagram messages forever.
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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Skype, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps

Saudi Arabia is lifting a year-long ban on Skype and other services like WhatsApp and Snapchat, effective at 8PM ET today. According to a statement from Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications authority...
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Ford is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design cars in augmented reality

Microsoft’s HoloLens headset has been slowly pivoting towards commercial markets over the past year. NASA, Volvo, Lowe’s, Audi, and Volkswagen are all testing HoloLens for various reasons, and now F...
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We are the ones making the iPhone and Pixel more expensive

Even incremental change has become slow and expensive, so if we all continue to insist on seeing improvements on a yearly cadence, we should accept that some of the increased cost will trickle down to us.
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The first autonomous drone network will fly above Switzerland starting next month

Like a futuristic postal service... that delivers blood
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Tesla is reportedly developing its own chip with AMD for self-driving cars

The carmaker recently hired ex-AMD executive Jim Keller to run its Autopilot hardware unit
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Microsoft reportedly opening its first retail store in London

Microsoft is reportedly opening its first UK store in London. RetailWeek reports that the software giant is in talks to secure a building at Oxford Circus, a popular shopping venue in the heart of...
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Nicotine in e-cigs is not only addictive, it might also increase your risk of heart disease

Nicotine can affect a smoker’s health in more than one way
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10 things to try after you install iOS 11

iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and the chances are near-certain that you're going to upgrade.
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Twitter’s Popular Articles feature shows you the most shared stories in your network

A Nuzzel competitor that is not quite as good as Nuzzel
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You’ll be able to return Amazon orders at select Kohl’s stores next month

If you live near Los Angeles or Chicago
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HTC will have another flagship phone, even after billion-dollar deal with Google

HTC and Google have just made official a $1.1 billion agreement whereby a substantial proportion of HTC’s smartphone design and engineering team will move to work for Google. While the specific details of the deal have not yet been disclosed, one question has been answered preemptively by HTC’s press release: the company’s own-brand smartphone business will carry on.
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How a startup hopes to treat the rural opioid epidemic, at a profit

Groups is building addiction treatment centers in small towns and rural counties
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Hackers hid malware in CCleaner antivirus software

Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the antivirus app and distribute it to million of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download...
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Tim Cook: $999 is a ‘value price’ for iPhone X

An interesting choice of words
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Airbnb now lets you book restaurant reservations in the US

Airbnb today announced that it will now help guests book restaurant reservations during their travels. The feature is yet another one of the company’s expansion from a home rental service to a...
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Motorola’s Moto X4 is Project Fi’s first Android One smartphone

The United States will be getting its first taste of Android One very soon. Today, Google and Motorola announced that the Moto X4 will be coming to Google’s Project Fi wireless carrier with the...
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Bose gets into the truly wireless game with SoundSport Free earbuds

Sweat and water resistant for exercising
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Tim Cook says DACA is the ‘biggest issue of our time’

"This is about basic human dignity and respect," says Apple’s CEO.
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Amazon is telling customers that people bought gifts for their non-existent baby

You know that story about how Target was able to predict that a teen girl was pregnant based on her shopping habits? Retailers have a lot of information about you based on things you watch and...
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iOS 11 is now available to download

Today, Apple pushed out the final version of iOS 11, its latest mobile operating system release. Most iPhone and iPad units made in the last few years should be capable of downloading it now if you...
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Backed into a corner, Uber allows users to opt out of ‘always on’ location tracking

iOS 11 gave Uber little choice
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Microsoft explains how Xbox One X games will run better on 1080p TVs

A lot of the focus of Microsoft’s new Xbox One X console is on 4K and HDR gaming, but there are thousands of Xbox fans who still haven’t upgraded to a 4K TV. While the 4K focus is obvious,...
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Mexico's back-to-back earthquakes, explained by a seismologist

The quake that hit Mexico City today comes less than two weeks after a magnitude 8.1 quake struck the country
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Porsche's gorgeous electric sports car looks to knock off Tesla's Model S in 2019

The Porsche Mission E concept car is now slated for a 2019 launch at a price point of around $85,000, which will compete with Tesla's Model S.
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There are now 30 million paid music subscribers in the US

It’s by far the industry’s best performing segment
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Porsche’s all-electric Tesla rival could cost less than $100,000

Production version of 2015 Mission E concept to go on sale in 2019
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Three at-risk species are now protected under the Endangered Species Act

The Sonoyta mud turtle, the Hawaiian ‘i’iwi, and the pearl darter
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Watch Lara Croft in action in the first trailer for new Tomb Raider reboot

Arriving in theaters on March 16th, 2018.
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The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly how fast technology is moving. "We put a man on the moon using the computing power of a handheld calculator," as Richard Hendricks reminds us in Silicon Valley....
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Hurricane Maria has already left 90 percent of Puerto Rico without power

10,000 people are in shelters
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Minecraft’s cross-platform update is now available on Xbox, PC, and mobile

Switch support coming this winter
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Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

The "handoff" isn’t working like it’s supposed to
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The Oregon Trail is coming back to schools through Minecraft

The Oregon Trail is perhaps the most beloved educational game ever made — and soon it’ll be getting a new life in schools thanks to Minecraft. A blocky rendition of The Oregon Trail is now...
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Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features

Facebook is testing a new feature on its mobile app that will show a friend's activity status directly on their profile, allowing you to track them.
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Stratolaunch tests all six engines on its massive rocket-launching plane

Getting one step closer to actually flying
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