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Roku launches its free Roku app for the Apple Watch that will allow users to launch channels on their TV, do voice search, and find lost Roku remotes (Zac Hall/9to5Mac) November 8, 2019

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac: Roku launches its free Roku app for the Apple Watch that will allow users to launch channels on their TV, do voice search, and find lost Roku remotes  —  Roku streaming devices gained the Apple TV app last month for viewing Apple TV+ shows as well as content from HBO, Showtime, […]

Facebook: Really, nobody used that inflated metric, anyway – CNET

Facebook executives said that “universally” no marketers were using a video-viewing measurement that the company inflated for two years.
Source: CNet

Elon Musk unveils epic SpaceX plan to colonize Mars – CNET

The SpaceX CEO says in case of a doomsday event, we need to be prepared to go to Mars. Why Mars? It’s better than the “hot acid bath” of Venus, he says.
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Yes, someone's made a Donald Trump sniff movie – CNET

Technically Incorrect: After the Republican nominee appears to sniff his way through Monday’s debate, a YouTuber dramatizes his nasal sound effects.
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The CraveCast can't wait to crew a Mars mission with Elon Musk and SpaceX – CNET

Elon Musk has announced his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species, who will be the first to volunteer among us? The crew discusses our Martian future live.
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Take a selfie as a form of political protest? Yes you can. – CNET

In a fun and humorous way, Mozilla is helping EU citizens protest an old copyright law that prohibits selfies, panoramas and memes in front of certain landmarks.
Source: CNet

Amazon could start dropping off packages inside your home – CNET

Do you want to give Amazon a key to your front door? A partnership with two smart home developers could open the way.
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Donald Trump: There were 'no sniffles' during presidential debate – CNET

The candidate says that any breathing issues may have been caused by his microphone.
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Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros. team to sue YouTube music pirates – CNET

The three join other music labels in seeking massive damages from a site that lets its users download songs they hear on YouTube.
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German regulator stops flow of data from WhatsApp to Facebook – CNET

Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting data from WhatsApp and delete the info it has already stored.
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The real winner of last night's debate? The memes (The 3:59, Ep. 113) – CNET

Also: rumors of Google combining its Android and Chrome OSes, and when is Google’s real birthday?
Source: CNet

Microsoft, Workday to integrate Office 365 and Workday finance, HR apps

Microsoft’s newly-inked integration deal with Workday comes just before Microsoft is expected to launch its own new ERP/financials service, Dynamics 365.
Source: Microsoft

Microsoft delivers preview of OneDrive-SharePoint Online sync

Microsoft is rolling out a preview of its promised OneDrive-SharePoint sync capability, but the capability won’t reach the masses until early 2017.
Source: Microsoft

Ex-Verizon worker pleads guilty to selling private data – CNET

From phone records to location data, a former Verizon employee used the company’s computers to sell protected information.
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The fallout from the Trump and Clinton debate: Who won? – CNET

Social Cues: Twitter and Facebook users are talking nonstop about Monday night’s political showdown.
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Automakers band together with phone tech companies, form 5G Automotive Association – Roadshow

The goal is to standardize and accelerate development of in-car 5G connectivity.
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Spotify's 'Discover Weekly' mixtapes get some kid brothers – CNET

The streaming-music service launches Daily Mix, a handful of playlists meant to let you sit back and hear tunes Spotify already believes you like best.
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The internet really, really wants you to register to vote – CNET

National Voter Registration Day has taken over the web, with the internet’s most popular sites pushing to get out the vote.
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Security blogger Krebs says IoT DDoS attack was payback for a blog

Security blogger Brian Krebs says a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that took down his website last week was likely the consequences for his outing of two Israelis who ran a DDoS-for-hire business.

The pair, whom he identifies as Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18, were arrested in Israel at the request of the FBI six days after Krebs posted his blog and are now under house arrest.

He thinks this blog posted Sept. 16 irked them or their confederates to retaliate with the attack against Krebs’ site using a botnet of hundreds of thousands or perhaps a million hijacked internet of things devices, mainly cameras, routers, and DVRs.

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Source: Security

Get an Arduino and teach yourself to program

Programming is more than just picking a language and framework. Programming means understanding how code interacts with actual computer hardware. If you want to get a visceral (and fun) understanding of programming, start with an Arduino.
Source: DIY IT

Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a “state-sponsored actor.” But the company isn’t saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence.

The lingering questions are causing some security experts to wonder why Yahoo isn’t offering more details on a hack that stole account information from 500 million users.

“I think there’s a lot of fishiness going on here,” said Michael Lipinski, the chief security strategist at Securonix.

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Source: Security

New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.

The Trojan, called Komplex, can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Interestingly, the Trojan will also save a PDF document to the infected system concerning the Russian space program.

The PDF document details planned Russian space projects from 2016 to 2025, but it acts as a decoy, Palo Alto Networks said in Monday blog post.

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Source: Security

A Japanese song about pens and fruit is winning the internet – CNET

Get familiar with the letters “PPAP” — you’ll probably see them a lot in the weeks ahead.
Source: CNet

A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

It didn’t take 500 million hacked Yahoo accounts to make me hate, hate, hate password reset questions (otherwise known as knowledge-based authentication or KBA). It didn’t help when I heard that password reset questions and answers — which are often identical, required, and reused on other websites — were compromised in that massive hack, too. 

Is there any security person or respected security guidance that likes them? They are so last century. What is your mother’s maiden name? What is your favorite color? What was your first pet’s name?

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Source: Security

Next gen Galaxy Note phones could use the S Pen as a speaker – CNET

A new patent shows a design that’d have audio emitted by the S Pen or its enclosure, removing the need for a speaker grille.
Source: CNet

The fastest a human can go is now 89.59 mph – CNET

Just so long as they’re riding AeroVelo’s weird-looking, record-breaking Eta bike.
Source: CNet

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