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Bolt won’t beat Uber by copying it – it needs to forge its own path May 23, 2019

Bolt, previously known as Taxify, is a ride-sharing app and one of Estonia‘s four unicorns (AKA startups valued at over $1 billion). On a visit to Talinn, TNW met with Martin Villig, the company’s co-founder, to hear about Bolt’s plans to become the de facto transport app in the world. The problem? Its plans for […]

Alton Sterling shooting stirs high emotions on Twitter – CNET

Technically Incorrect: Cellphone video of a black man being shot dead by police emerges. On Twitter, reactions range from the enraged to the numb.
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New Mac malware discovered in the wild installing backdoors – CNET

Allowing attackers to hijack systems, the malware comes disguised as a fake file converter available at reputable download sites, Bitdefender warns.
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Samsung expects best quarterly results in two years – CNET

The electronics giant expects 17 percent increase in operating profit as strong sales of Galaxy S7 rejuvenate flagging mobile unit.
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Google celebrates birthday of Nettie Stevens, discoverer of sex chromosomes – CNET

Doodle highlights contributions of the US geneticist in expanding our understanding of sex determination.
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Man with iPhone gun case at airport gets shamed by police – CNET

Technically Incorrect: At an airport near London, police are appalled by a man’s iPhone case. They take their case to Twitter.
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Microsoft's Thinga.Me is a scrapbook app for organizing your real-world possessions – CNET

Want to share your coin collection with the world? Thinga.Me is the app for you.
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'Game of Thrones' season 7 delay could mean winter is coming later – CNET

Just when you thought you felt the first snowflakes of the “Game of Thrones” end game, the showrunners warn that filming is starting later than usual.
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Google may be building its own Android Wear smartwatches – CNET

The company is reportedly working on two watches with Google Assistant integration.
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Study: More than 50% of small businesses were breached in the past year

A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by password management provider Keeper Security analyzed the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and found that confidence in SMB security is shockingly low (just 14 percent of the companies surveyed rated their ability to mitigate cyber attacks as highly effective).

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'Everyone Poops' becomes a scarily believable sci-fi thriller – CNET

The government is keeping a scatalogical secret in this spoof movie trailer from “Maya and Marty.”
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Spend 2 hours admiring Star Trek's decades-long technological influence – CNET

Star Trek showcased futuristic tech fans could only dream about. A new special will explore the impact of those far out ideas.
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Facebook lays out blueprint for connecting hard-to-reach rural areas – CNET

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest tack will be to work with vendors across the world to bring connectivity to hard-to-reach areas.
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Microsoft launches free Skype Meetings to tempt small businesses – CNET

The new software provides some business-friendly features but is limited when compared with the full Skype Business product.
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Rolling Stones select superfans to receive custom Master & Dynamic headphones – CNET

The Rolling Stones rewards fans with the opportunity to purchase a pair of exclusive Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones adorned with the band’s iconic lips logo.
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New 'Memories' feature helps you save and share Snapchat moments – CNET

A shift in focus from the here and now, Memories makes it easier to search for and post old content to your Snapchat Story.
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To boost high school girls' business and tech savvy, Girls Who Code offers immersion program – CNET

This immersive session from Girls Who Code and University of Southern California aims to bolster girls’ skills and keep them interested in tech.
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NASA's Kepler Twitter hacked, tweets different kind of moon image – CNET

Twitter account for the NASA telescope goes from spacey to racy after a hacker tweets an inappropriate image to its 569,000 followers.
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Verizon confirms new plans with higher prices, more data – CNET

The plans are up to $10 more a month. The company also unveils rollover data, a way to get out of overage fees and better access to Canada and Mexico.
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Brother of Pablo Escobar wants to be first to see next season of Netflix's 'Narcos' – CNET

The late drug kingpin’s sibling submits a “formal, friendly request” to Netflix to see the show before it airs.
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Microsoft: Here's how to fix the Group Policy mess caused by our security update

Microsoft has posted more details and guidance regarding its June security patch which broke Group Policy for a number of users.
Source: Microsoft

New Tor-powered backdoor program targets Macs

Security researchers have found a new backdoor program that allows attackers to hijack Mac systems and control them over the Tor network.

The new malware has been dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by researchers from antivirus vendor Bitdefender and is distributed as a file converter application through reputable websites that offer Mac software.

The rogue application is called EasyDoc Converter. Once installed it displays a fake interface where users can supposedly drag and drop files for conversion, but which in reality doesn’t do anything.

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21% off SentrySafe Fire-Safe Waterproof File Storage Box – Deal Alert

Where do you store your most important CD’s, DVD’s, USB drives and documents? Are they protected from fire and water damage, if that “worst-case scenerio” actually happens? SentrySafe’s HD4100CG storage box is UL classified with 1/2-hour fire protection and ETL verified 1/2 hour fire protection for CD’s, DVD’s, USB drivers and memory sticks up to 1550F. It’s also ETL verified waterproof. It measures roughly 11×8 with a 9-inch depth. It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 300 customers (read reviews) and its list price of $85 has been reduced by 21% to $68. See the discounted SentrySafe HD4100CG Fire-Safe Waterproof File now on Amazon.

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Get a grip: GM built a force-multiplying robotic glove, and I got to try it out – Roadshow

This RoboGlove could help reduce fatigue on assembly lines — and its benefits stretch beyond the automotive realm.
Source: CNet

The new ZenBook Flip UX360 is a Yoga-like hybrid for less – CNET

Joining the swelling ranks of lower-cost Windows hybrids, this 13-inch laptop-tablet convertible is just 13.9mm thick.
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Microsoft readies combined CRM, ERP Dynamics 365 cloud bundle

Microsoft is combining elements of its Dynamics CRM and ERP offerings into a new cloud bundle called Dynamics 365.
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