Twitter's live 360-degree videos arrive on Apple TV

Twitter's live 360-degree videos arrive on Apple TV
Twitter launched its very first streaming app on Apple TV last year with the promise of Thursday Night Football and live sports. Now it's expanding its television repertoire with even more live content: 360-degree videos. The social media company jus…
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Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices

Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices
Be careful before you fire up media player software to play that foreign-language movie — it might be a way for intruders to compromise your system. Check Point researchers have discovered an exploit that uses maliciously crafted subtitles to take c…
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Ellen coyly hints at return to standup with Netflix special

Ellen coyly hints at return to standup with Netflix special
It's been over 15 years since Ellen DeGeneres took the stage for a proper stand-up special. With a smash hit daytime talk show, a record-setting Twitter account and bonafide American treasure status, DeGeneres doesn't exactly need the exposure of ano…
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Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane
A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that…
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UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious

UC Berkeley researchers teach computers to be curious
When you played through Super Mario Bros. or Doom for the very first time, chances are you didn't try to speedrun the entire game but instead started exploring — this despite not really knowing what to expect around the next corner. It's that same s…
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Let Sony's favorite developers help pick your next game

Let Sony's favorite developers help pick your next game
Four years on and the PlayStation 4's digital storefront is pretty well stocked. But finding more obscure stuff to buy isn't the easiest and the search function kind of sucks. As a way of addressing that on the store's web version, Sony is introducin…
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FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack

FCC stonewalls demands for evidence of cyberattack
The FCC swears that a denial of service attack hit its servers hours after Last Week Tonight's John Oliver rallied support for net neutrality, but where's the evidence? Well, don't expect it any time soon. In an interview with ZDNet, the regulator's…
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EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech

EU approves plans forcing Facebook and YouTube to act on hate speech
The European Union has just approved a proposal to implement Europe's very first mandatory social media restrictions. In a bid to clamp down on hate speech across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, the EU is proposing a law that allows them to block vide…
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Doomed Mars lander wasn't equipped for supersonic conditions

Doomed Mars lander wasn't equipped for supersonic conditions
Last October, the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander as it descended to Mars' surface. A few days later, the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of Schiaparelli's landing site and discovered w…
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Facebook redesigns Trending topics in its war on filter bubbles

Facebook redesigns Trending topics in its war on filter bubbles
The fight against filter bubbles is on. Facebook's latest redesign focuses on its Trending news section, and it's a direct attempt to combat the "filter bubble" effect that happens in many users' timelines. The update changes the results page when yo…
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