Puerto Rico restores power in its final affected neighborhood

imageThe Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has recently turned power back on in the city of Ponce, and it can now say that it's done restoring customers' electricity across the island. Ponce was the last neighborhood to be reconnected to the gr…

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Alex Jones gets a week suspension from Twitter

imageMore than a week after other services pulled the plug on Alex Jones and InfoWars, CNN reports that Twitter has given the personality a one-week suspension. The move came after a Periscope video session where Jones told viewers "now is time to act on…

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NYC mayor signs ride-hailing vehicle cap into law

imageAfter the New York City Council passed legislation proposing a cap on all ride-hailing vehicles, mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law today. This makes it the first US city to limit the total number of drivers working for Uber, Lyft and other serv…

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Older Fire TV devices get improved protection against Android malware

imageIt came to light earlier this year that a virus was attacking Fire TV devices because of an Android-based vulnerability relating to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) connections. But part of the newest software update, 5.2.6.6, should make things a lot more…

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Facebook buys Vidpresso to make live broadcasts more interactive

imageFacebook's new acquisition will make it much easier even for amateur live broadcasters to add interactive effects on their videos. The social network has snapped up a startup called Vidpresso*, which offers clients access to a technology that allows…

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Musk’s explanation of ‘funding secured’ tweet challenged by Azealia Banks

imageIf you thought Elon Musk's sudden announcement last week that he had "funding secured" to make Tesla privately owned could not possibly get any weirder, now Azealia Banks is involved. The often-controversial artist apparently spent some time last wee…

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HoloLens will help a children’s hospital perform critical surgeries

imageA UK children's hospital plans to use Microsoft's HoloLens and Surface Hub during critical operations like heart surgery, Microsoft announced. Alder Hey hospital will employ the Surface Hub to let medical personnel collaborate and share images, while…

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Lenovo unveils its thinnest and lightest professional notebook

imageLenovo's Thinkpad range has long offered solutions for power users with notebooks like the X1 Carbon. Its Thinkpad P series aimed to preserve functionality in a slimmer overall package, and the Thinkpad P1 and Thinkpad P72 — its two latest laptops -…

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Machine learning can ‘fingerprint’ programmers

imageProgrammers tend to have their own distinct styles, but it's not really feasible to pore over many lines of code looking for telltale cues about a program's author. Now, that might not be necessary. Researchers have developed a machine learning syste…

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Tesla may get help from Saudi Arabia in its bid to go private

imageTesla may recruit an unusual ally in its effort to become a private company and take more control over its fate. A Bloomberg source has claimed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is in talks that could make it a "significant investor" in Tes…

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