Uber agrees to 20 years of user privacy audits in FTC settlement

imageUber has come under fire more than once for failing to protect privacy, and now it's facing the consequences. The ridesharing outfit has settled with the US' Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it not only didn't adequately safeguard data,…

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The Morning After: Tuesday, August 15th 2017

imageHey, good morning! What happened? DeLorean's making a flying car, that's what. Well, it has a render and plans. There's also a ready-for-swimming wearable for Samsung and Mewtwo wants to fight.

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Samsung’s next Gear Fit will track your swimming

imageWe liked Samsung's Gear Fit 2, but it had its limits. You couldn't use it to track your swimming, for starters. It's a good thing, then, that well-known leaker Evan Blass claims to have a training deck detailing a sequel that should be unveiled at…

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A break from Twitter showed me how broken it is

imageJ.G. Ballard's High Rise is a novel in which the residents of an opulent apartment block abandon the outside world. The building offers every amenity possible, from a supermarket through to a bank and, work aside, there's little reason to leave. A se…

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Gene editing technique could treat ALS and Huntington’s disease

imageThe most common gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, only modifies DNA. That's helpful in most cases, but it means that you can't use it to tackle RNA-based diseases. Thankfully, that might not be a problem for much longer. After plenty of talk ab…

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Facebook knew about Snap’s struggles months before the public

imageYou may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before — and there's a chance you helped it find out. The Wall Street Journal has learned just how Facebook has been using app usag…

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Microsoft and Intel want Bitcoin tech in your workplace

imageBlockchain is practically tailor-made for business, and not just because it's a cornerstone of Bitcoin. Its decentralized, speedy approach to secure transactions is more convenient for tracking cargo around the world or providing digital IDs to thos…

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Google Pixel camera trick comes to other phones through a mod

imageMuch of the Google Pixel's photographic prowess comes from its software — it's particularly good at high dynamic range photos thanks to its HDR+ mode, which fills in gobs of detail while reducing the blur you sometimes see in HDR shots. But do you h…

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Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power

imageAs a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however — it's going deep into the past. Nissan's luxury badge has unveiled the Prototype 9, a…

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

imageHey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus SoundCloud's survival and a big upgrade for No Man's Sky.

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