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Security researchers expose new Alexa and Google Home vulnerability October 21, 2019

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Security researchers with SRLabs have disclosed a new vulnerability affecting both Google and Amazon smart speakers that could allow hackers to eavesdrop on or even phish unsuspecting users. By uploading a malicious piece of software disguised as an innocuous Alexa Skill or Google Action, the researchers showed how […]

A terrifying, decaying Leonardo costume from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 is on sale for $10K – CNET

Look upon this ungodly creation and weep. A terrifying, decaying Leonardo costume from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 is on sale for K – CNET
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Flinders University taps into Microsoft Azure, 365, and Dynamics 365

The cloud-based transformation is part of the university’s 2025 strategy to become a top 10 university in Australia. Flinders University taps into Microsoft Azure, 365, and Dynamics 365
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What to expect from Microsoft's event on October 2: Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, an ARM-based Surface, and at least a teaser of a dual-screen device (Tom Warren/The Verge)


Tom Warren / The Verge:

What to expect from Microsoft’s event on October 2: Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, an ARM-based Surface, and at least a teaser of a dual-screen device  —  Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and some mysterious new hardware  —  Microsoft is holding a big Surface hardware event in New York City on Wednesday, October 2nd.

What to expect from Microsoft's event on October 2: Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, an ARM-based Surface, and at least a teaser of a dual-screen device (Tom Warren/The Verge)
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Twitter is rolling out a filter that moves unwanted DMs containing questionable language or spam to an "additional messages" folder on Android, iOS, and the web (Jon Fingas/Engadget)


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Twitter is rolling out a filter that moves unwanted DMs containing questionable language or spam to an “additional messages” folder on Android, iOS, and the web  —  Twitter is quickly acting on plans to filter potentially offensive direct messages.  It’s rolling out the filter to all users on Android, iOS and the web.

Twitter is rolling out a filter that moves unwanted DMs containing questionable language or spam to an "additional messages" folder on Android, iOS, and the web (Jon Fingas/Engadget)
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Astronomers discovered a gigantic planet that should not exist – CNET

Planet GJ 3512b is challenging existing ideas about planets. Astronomers discovered a gigantic planet that should not exist – CNET
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Compiler Explorer, Explored

It wasn’t long ago that we introduced you to a web site, the Godbolt compiler explorer, that allows the visitor to compile code using a slew of compilers and compare their output. We suspect some number of readers said, “Wow! I can use that!”, while perhaps everyone else said, “Huh?” Well if you were in the second group, you ought to watch [What’s a Creel’s] video below where he walks through using the website. He looks at four different algorithms using four different compilers and it is a good example of how you might use the tool to make decisions about how you write software.

If you missed our original post about the tool, you can still catch up. Even if you don’t care much about the compiler explorer, this is an opportunity to gaze over an experienced programmer’s shoulder as he looks at some C code and generated assembly code.

The results might surprise you. In the first example, CLANG did some great optimization but other compilers created a lot of code by comparison. One of the compilers, the Microsoft compiler, had an incorrect option specified, so it didn’t so well, but would probably do better with the right options. You could always try it yourself if you are interested.

We’d love to see something like this done for FPGAs. If you can run Docker, you might also be interestedin PenguinTrace.

Compiler Explorer, Explored
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Google Doodle honors Dr. Herbert Kleber, changed how drug addiction is viewed – CNET

The American psychiatrist saved countless lives in the process. Google Doodle honors Dr. Herbert Kleber, changed how drug addiction is viewed – CNET
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Leaked images reveal the upcoming Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch and 15-inch), and an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 device (Nick Statt/The Verge)


Nick Statt / The Verge:

Leaked images reveal the upcoming Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch and 15-inch), and an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 device  —  Well dang, there they are  —  Microsoft’s new Surface lineup appears to have leaked almost in its entirety, thanks to product images obtained by journalist and leaker Evan Blass.

Leaked images reveal the upcoming Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch and 15-inch), and an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 device (Nick Statt/The Verge)
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Google confirms it is testing Duplex-powered Assistant for Chrome, initially with movie ticket booking websites like AMC and Fandango (Jules Wang/Android Police)


Jules Wang / Android Police:

Google confirms it is testing Duplex-powered Assistant for Chrome, initially with movie ticket booking websites like AMC and Fandango  —  Back at I/O, Google announced a major expansion to its Assistant-based concierge automation engine, Duplex.  Up until then, it would help people book restaurant tables …

Google confirms it is testing Duplex-powered Assistant for Chrome, initially with movie ticket booking websites like AMC and Fandango (Jules Wang/Android Police)
Source: Tech Meme

Leak reveals Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, 15-inch Surface Laptop, and ARM-powered Surface

Image: Evan Blass / Twitter

Microsoft’s new Surface lineup appears to have leaked almost in its entirety, thanks to product images obtained by journalist and leaker Evan Blass. Blass posted a series of images to his Twitter account this evening featuring what he says are the upcoming Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch and 15-inch), and an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 device.

The images look authentic, and Blass has a storied track record of getting his hands on pre-release images of countless devices over the years. Blass also ended his series of tweets with yet another product announcement, “Not pictured here: dual-screen Surface,” although that seems to indicate Blass may have an image to share later.

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Leak reveals Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7, 15-inch Surface Laptop, and ARM-powered Surface
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Twitter to leave up a tweet about a "full-blown 'hot' civil war" by a far-right militia with almost 24,000 followers; the militia was quote-tweeting Trump (Ryan Broderick/BuzzFeed News)


Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:

Twitter to leave up a tweet about a “full-blown ‘hot’ civil war” by a far-right militia with almost 24,000 followers; the militia was quote-tweeting Trump  —  When is promoting violent extremism not promoting violent extremism?  When Twitter says so.

Twitter to leave up a tweet about a "full-blown 'hot' civil war" by a far-right militia with almost 24,000 followers; the militia was quote-tweeting Trump (Ryan Broderick/BuzzFeed News)
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Broken iCloud reminders are the latest reason to delay your iOS 13 upgrade

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple’s bumpy rollout of iOS 13 has hit another roadblock in the form of major iCloud Reminders issues. Since the release of Apple’s mobile OS update last week, some users have reported problems trying to sync notes to the revamped Reminders app, which Apple redesigned this year to feature a new look and feel and some more robust organizational features. Other users are reporting missing lists or entirely deleted reminders, names of lists resetting to defaults, dates and times not transferring properly, and other syncing errors.

Even Apple itself admits that reminders won’t sync across devices properly unless every single machine you use is running the latest software. Yes, that includes macOS Catalina, which isn’t out yet, in the event…

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Broken iCloud reminders are the latest reason to delay your iOS 13 upgrade
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Facebook's fact-checking program to reportedly exempt opinion and satire – CNET

The social network relies on third-party fact checkers to flag misinformation. Facebook's fact-checking program to reportedly exempt opinion and satire – CNET
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Microsoft now lets OneDrive users expand 1TB storage in 200GB increments and launches OneDrive Personal Vault, to protect folders using 2FA, available globally (Mehedi Hassan/Thurrott)


Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:

Microsoft now lets OneDrive users expand 1TB storage in 200GB increments and launches OneDrive Personal Vault, to protect folders using 2FA, available globally  —  Microsoft announced two major features for OneDrive back in June: Personal Vault and expandable storage.  Both of the features are launching worldwide today.

Microsoft now lets OneDrive users expand 1TB storage in 200GB increments and launches OneDrive Personal Vault, to protect folders using 2FA, available globally (Mehedi Hassan/Thurrott)
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Videos of owners trying Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which show Teslas autonomously driving to owners with varying degrees of success, go viral (Jason Torchinsky/Jalopnik)


Jason Torchinsky / Jalopnik:

Videos of owners trying Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature, which show Teslas autonomously driving to owners with varying degrees of success, go viral  —  Just a few days ago, Tesla announced their new Version 10 software update, which included such things as the ability to play Cuphead …

Videos of owners trying Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which show Teslas autonomously driving to owners with varying degrees of success, go viral (Jason Torchinsky/Jalopnik)
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Bloodhound.DBmacro!g1

Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan. Bloodhound.DBmacro!g1
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Microsoft Surface 7 could be packing Snapdragon chip – CNET

The new tablet could have a thinner design and better camera, according to a report. Microsoft Surface 7 could be packing Snapdragon chip – CNET
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Apple just released the third iOS 13 patch in a week


For those of you who just checked your iPhones or iPads and saw you have another software update available — no, you’re not going crazy. Apple today pushed out iOS 13.1.2, which will hopefully bring the number of bugs down to manageable levels. iOS 13.1.2 is the latest in a line of rapid fire updates, iOS 13.1.1 having come out last Friday and iOS 13.1 having come out just three days before that. The update notes state iOS 13.1.2 fixes a few major bugs, including the flashlight or the camera not working. It also fixes a few issues with Shortcuts and a stalled iCloud progress bar…

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Apple just released the third iOS 13 patch in a week
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Apple News Plus is now available in the UK and Australia

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Today, Apple announced that Apple News Plus, its premium news subscription service, is now available in the UK for £9.99 a month and in Australia for $14.99 a month. It’s the first expansion of the service since its March launch; previously, it had only been available in the US and Canada.

The service seems to be exactly the same as it is in the US and Canada; while Apple does highlight major British publications such as The Times, FourFourTwo, and Empire and notable Australian publications such as The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, and Australian Geographic in its press materials, US and Canadian subscribers can already access those too.

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Apple News Plus is now available in the UK and Australia
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BMW's M badge is making its way to Motorrad – Roadshow

The motorcycle division’s previous HP designation is getting kicked to the curb in favor of the more recognizable M. BMW's M badge is making its way to Motorrad – Roadshow
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Microsoft rolls out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop globally, with a WVD client app available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5 (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)


Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:

Microsoft rolls out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop globally, with a WVD client app available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5  —  Microsoft is rolling out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service and readying some new capabilities around Teams support and MSIX App Attach which could make it even more useful.

Microsoft rolls out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop globally, with a WVD client app available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5 (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)
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Block.one settles with the SEC for $24M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~$4.1B via ICO over a one-year period (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)


Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:

Block.one settles with the SEC for $24M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~$4.1B via ICO over a one-year period  —  EOS maker Block.One must pay $24 million in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …

Block.one settles with the SEC for M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~.1B via ICO over a one-year period (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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Facebook initially argued a proposed FTC fine was 'excessive' and 'unconstitutional' – CNET

The social network fought against a fine related to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Facebook initially argued a proposed FTC fine was 'excessive' and 'unconstitutional' – CNET
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Take a Break From Arduinos, And Build A Radio Transmitter

When you start watching [learnelectronic’s] two-part series about making a radio transmitter, you might not agree with some of his history lessons. After all, the origin of radio is a pretty controversial topic. Luckily, you don’t need to know who invented radio to enjoy it.

The first transmitter uses a canned oscillator, to which it applies AM modulation. Of course, those oscillators are usually not optimized for that service, but it sort of works. In part two he reduces the frequency to 1 MHz at which point it can be listened to on a standard AM radio, before adding an amplifier so any audio source can modulate the oscillator. There’s a lot of noise, but the audio is clearly there.

This is far from practical of course, but combined with a crystal radio it could make an awesome weekend project for a kid you want to hook on electronics. The idea that a few simple parts could send and receive audio is a pretty powerful thing. If you get ready to graduate to a better design, we have our collection.

Take a Break From Arduinos, And Build A Radio Transmitter
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Playing ‘Untitled Goose Game’ is the new punching a wall

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