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Microsoft will give away software to guard U.S. voting machines

I am highly concerned that an organization that is openly of a political persuasion, with an ex-boss who is admittedly of that same political persuation, making and GIVING AWAY free software to "guard" our elections. This is a company that has made paid software that...

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right? | Technology | The Guardian

What kind of future must we be headed for? Pastor Mark and I will discuss this specific topic on a future Computer Talk Radio, but you can read up on it now!Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand...

This is the Lotus Evija: a 1,972bhp electric hypercar | Top Gear

New car. Fast car. Nearly 2000bhp. 0 to 186 miles per hour in under 9 seconds. 9 seconds. I've already spent 9 seconds telling you about it... 186 miles per hour. This is amazingly brilliant, and also outside of my price range at $2 million. But one can dream, can't...

Teens Who Spend More Time on Social Media Have Increased Depression: Study | Fortune

I had a feeling something like this was going on. We see pictures of idyllic lives, of photoshopped realities, and they get wrapped up in a cocoon where you can't see the behind the scenes... and you look at your own reality which can't hope to compare... and where...

Uber and Lyft paid drivers to protest California’s AB5 bill — Quartz

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Uber and Lyft wish to protect themselves from legal turmoil. The reality is that something like this bill will hurt the gig economy if done wrong. Who benefits from a bill like this? The companies that compete against Uber and...
Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right? | Technology | The Guardian

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right? | Technology | The Guardian

What kind of future must we be headed for? Pastor Mark and I will discuss this specific topic on a future Computer Talk Radio, but you can read up on it now!

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off

Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Tech can be very fickle, especially in a large environment. I wonder not only what hte problem was, but if there was a way to prevent something like this from happening. One thing that we keep forgetting about, as we move more towards cloud services, is that localized...

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AT&T cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold orders | TechCrunch

Just another big problem in the works as not only AT&T, but some of the overseas carriers are backing away from the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Recent problems with demo units given to the press appear to be more than just minor issues as the date is shoved back for...

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Fiverr shares jump 24% above IPO price, open at $26.00 each

Amazing opening for Fiverr, whose approach to the gig economy really works for a lot of people. Still, I don't dabble in the stock market, so this is only a note of success on the first day.Fiverr’s stock rose above its initial public offering price after opening for...

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Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: survey

This is a story that has played out a number of times recently, and shouldn't be a surprise to most. Google or Apple will take the spot again soon enough, however.US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world's most valuable...

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Orwell’s classic ‘1984’ turns 70 amid enduring interest

Some consider this a cautionary tale. Others consider it a plan for our country. I'm really hoping that the next generation will start to eschew their taste for things that voluntarily give up their privacy, that empower a government to rule their lives, and that will...

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Apple unveils iPadOS, adding features specifically to iPad

This is the second item, and features more updates just for the iPad, which is exciting for people who use the tablet. Some nice advancements!Apple has supplemented iOS 13 with new iPadOS which adds more productivity features for iPad users including enhanced Split...

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WWDC 2019: 6 Coolest New iPhone Features in iOS 13 | Time

We'll be chatting with Keith for two segments on all things from WWDC's announcements. The advance notice on this is that Keith is excited (even though Apple Maps 2019 is (in part) Google Street View 2016)... Note: The video is done with Apple Fanboys who will be...

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Rare Apple I fetches $471,000 at Christie’s auction

Ahh, to dream of owning a piece of history like this. I have two Osbourne portables, one fully working, and I don't even have a prayer that they would sell for enough to bother to dust them off. A rare Apple I has fetched roughly $471,000 after selling at auction...

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NASA orders the first piece of its lunar outpost

Not wasting any time, NASA is moving forward with stuff that's already been designed for the mission back to Luna. NASA has awarded space technology company Maxar a $375 million contract to develop the first Lunar Gateway segment that's flying to space. Maxar, which...

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Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact – BBC News

Given that Apple has agreed to warning of slowdowns to avoid a lawsuit in the United Kingdom, it will be interesting to see if theese warnings will come to those of us in the United States, or only arrive to folks in the United Kingdom.The tech giant must tell...

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Your packages could be delivered from a self-driving truck

An interesting thought, but not anywhere close to the USPS Terminator.TuSimple is taking over U.S. Postal Service long-haul delivery routes with self-driving trucks in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas for a two-week pilot. See full story on Your packages could be...

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NASA TV spot (unofficial) – YouTube

This TV Spot lays up a nice history of NASAs amazing past, and while this was done by fans of NASA (and modern music), it brings me a feeling that perfectly inspires after todays announcements of NASA going back to the moon... to stay!...

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We Are Going – YouTube

NASA provided an amazing video today, laying out why we need to go to the moon again, not for a visit, but to stay and build our next steps into the cosmos. The only thing they missed is the next video...We are going to the Moon, to stay, by 2024. And this is how....

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Teens Smuggle Burner Phones to Defy Parents – WSJ

I will probably talk about this as a topic sometime soon, rather than a news item, but it was an interesting read. This crosses between addictions, but also overbearing parent Luddite behavior in a world where tech familiarity is going to be the difference between the...

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