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How to Stop Your Roommates From Messing with Your Amazon Echo
Lifehacker.com

I first realized something was wrong when I started getting reminders on my iPhone about upcoming appointments at 9 p.m.—not a time I’m typically booked with something to do. And then there were the subjects of the appointments themselves: “Check for herpes,”… more…

How to build The Matrix
TechCrunch

In this article we look at the development of video game technology past and future to ask the question: Could a simulation like that in "The Matrix" actually be built? more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Gizmodo.com

The National Geographic Channel and Fox Broadcasting said they have completed their investigation of astrophysicist and TV celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, and will air two of his shows that have been postponed, En… more…

Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians
Gizmodo.com

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter… more…

New Zealand’s Dealing With Its Gun Problem. When Will We?
The New York Times

Students gathered for a gun control rally at the Capitol last Thursday, a day before the deadly shooting in New Zealand. more…

In Cuba, Obama's detente becomes history as Trump threatens
Reuters

Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President Donald Trump. more…

Special Report: Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in a legendary hacking group
Reuters

Some things you might know about Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president: more…

Top 15 Android Q features you need to know about
Androidcentral.com

The first dev preview of Android Q is here, and there's plenty to like. The first developer preview of Android Q is now available for the Pixels, serving up an early look at the new features and changes coming to Android later in the year. There's little to n… more…

Disney set to close Fox takeover, forging a Hollywood monster to take on Netflix - CNET
Cnet.com

The biggest traditional media company in the world will swell bigger still, as it girds itself to battle streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and -- soon -- Apple. more…

Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
Npr.org

A former top executive for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. tells NPR he left his job because of relentlessly harsh depictions of Muslims and immigrants in Murdoch's media properties, especially Fox News. more…

A man rushed to help victims of the New Zealand mosque shooting while shots were still being fired
Thisisinsider.com

At least 49 people were killed Friday in a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. At least 48 others were injured. Carl Pomare was working near the Al Noor Mosque when he saw people running and heard gunshots. He used his car to… more…

Airbnb host in Australia sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing a guest over an $149 unpaid bill
Thisisinsider.com

An Australian man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing a guest who was staying at his Airbnb listed-home. The 36-year-old guest was held down and strangled for failing to pay a $AU210 ($149) bill for his stay. Jason Colton was initially charged wit… more…

A New Zealand shooting survivor, who lost his brother in the attack, found out about the death by watching his killer's livestream
Thisisinsider.com

A survivor of the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday said he learned of his brother's death from the gunman's livestream of the shooting. Ramzan Ali said he was able to escape the Al Noor mosque but learned that his brother died when he … more…

What we know so far about the suspects in the New Zealand mosque shootings
Business Insider

Three suspects were apprehended in the case of the New Zealand mosque shooting on Friday. One suspect is a man in his late twenties who was charged with murder, and will appear in court on Saturday. One suspect is Australian born. A man tweeted an anti-immigr… more…

Palace: No need for ICC, Duterte can be sued after stepping down - ABS-CBN News
Abs-cbn.com

Palace: No need for ICC, Duterte can be sued after stepping down ABS-CBN News Duterte's withdrawal from ICC an 'act of desperation' – Human Rights Watch Rappler Human rights advocates: ICC pullout will not free Duterte from accountability ABS-CBN News Duterte… more…

Redmi 7 set to launch today: How to watch the live stream, expected price and specifications - Gadget Bridge
Gadgetbridge.com

Xiaomi recently unveiled its new sub-brand Redmi with the launch of Redmi Note 7 smartphone in China. This was followed by the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7 handsets in India. And today, the company is all set to launch its Redmi 7 smartphone in… more…

Professional betting and how it works during IPL - Cricbuzz
Cricbuzz.com

Professional betting and how it works during IPL Cricbuzz MS Dhoni opens up on 2013 IPL fixing scandal, asks what did players do to go through all of that Times of India Royal Challengers Bangalore: Team Composition and Analysis Sportskeeda MS Dhoni, Suresh R… more…

Smash Bros. Player Leaves Pivotal Tournament Match After Getting Frustrated With Audience Member
Kotaku.com

During Smash regional Collision 2019 in New Jersey last weekend, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match came to a halt when one of the competitors got annoyed with the gathered audience and walked offstage. This left tournament organizers reeling for over an hour… more…

Uber used spyware to surveil and poach drivers from Australian rival service Gocatch
Boingboing.net

A senior source at Uber has confirmed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Four Corners programme that Uber Australia illegally deployed an in-house piece of spyware called Surfcam in order to spy on drivers for a rival rideshare company called Gocatc… more…