Parents lose custody of two kids after abusive YouTube 'pranks'

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Once again, what you do online can have devastating real-world consequences. The latest example of that is Heather and Mike Martin, who recently lost custody of two of their five children after the videos on their YouTube channel caught the public ey… Powered by WPeMatico

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How Microsoft's Surface went from flop to serious contender

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Five years ago, Microsoft wasn’t known for its hardware. Sure, it made a few forays into accessories and the Xbox had been around for awhile, but when it came to PCs, it stayed true to its software roots. That is, until mid 2012. That’s when Microsof… Powered by WPeMatico

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How Microsoft needed a quirky tablet to get into the PC business

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Five years ago, Microsoft wasn’t known for its hardware. Sure, it made a few forays into accessories and the Xbox had been around for awhile, but when it came to PCs, it stayed true to its software roots. That is, until mid 2012. That’s when Microsof… Powered by WPeMatico

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Intel and BMW's autonomous cars hit the road

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Intel is great at building chips for computers. Everything else, not so much. But the company that’s been powering most of the computers on the market for decades is going full bore into autonomous cars. Today it announced the launch of the its own s… Powered by WPeMatico

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Amazon's next comedy series stars Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum

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In case it wasn’t already clear that Amazon is capable of attracting serious stars, it is now. Variety understands that the internet giant is developing a comedy series that stars Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum as an antagonistic music duo forced to… Powered by WPeMatico

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SpaceX plans to deliver global satellite internet in 2019

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Last November, SpaceX asked the FCC for permission to launch 4,425 satellites to provide high speed internet around the globe. While current satellite internet can be slow and high-latency, the Elon Musk-founded company promises its proposed service… Powered by WPeMatico

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Ecobee's Alexa thermostat is essentially a wall-mounted Echo

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If you’re Ecobee and you have to compete against an Alphabet-backed heavyweight like Nest in the smart home space, what do you do? Simple: add built-in voice control that Nest can’t currently match. The new Ecobee4 thermostat incorporates Amazon’s… Powered by WPeMatico

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The next 'Horizon Zero Dawn' patch ups Aloy's selfie game

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Horizon Zero Dawn is already a fantastic game, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get any better. Next week, Horizon patch 1.20 will go live and bring a raft of changes to the game, with a focus on improving photo mode and squashing bugs (in the code, th… Powered by WPeMatico

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NYPD faces lawsuit for withholding info on facial recognition

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A think tank is suing the NYPD over its failure to reveal details about its secret facial recognition program. Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology (CPT) alleges that the department hasn’t complied with New York state’s Freedom of… Powered by WPeMatico

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You can fix the HTC Vive's sub-par headstrap on June 6th

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Despite hitting the market before the Oculus Rift with motion control, room-scale virtual reality support and more connectivity options, the HTC Vive has always trailed behind Facebook’s VR headset in one incredibly important regard: comfort. The Viv… Powered by WPeMatico

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