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Qualcomm announces a reference design headset based on its QCC5100 Bluetooth audio chip to make it easier for manufacturers to build Alexa-powered…

Richard Lai / Engadget : Qualcomm announces a reference design headset based on its QCC5100 Bluetooth audio chip to make it easier for manufacturers to build Alexa-powered headphones   —  When it comes to adding a voice assistant to a speaker or a pair of headphones, Amazon's Alexa has become the default choice for many OEMs …

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Report: blockchain engineers make between $150K and $175K on average, on par with AI developers and above the typical $135K salary for software…

Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC : Report: blockchain engineers make between $150K and $175K on average, on par with AI developers and above the typical $135K salary for software engineers   —  - Blockchain engineers are the top paid roles in software development, on par with specialists focused on artificial intelligence.

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A critical analysis of Bloomberg’s claims about the alleged compromised Supermicro motherboards and why the reported technical details are implausible…

ServeTheHome : A critical analysis of Bloomberg's claims about the alleged compromised Supermicro motherboards and why the reported technical details are implausible   —  Today we are going to more thoroughly address the Bloomberg Businessweek article alleging that China targeted 30 companies by inserting chips …

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Survey: Netflix and YouTube account for 70.7% of teens’ daily video consumption in US, and Instagram is now teens’ most-used social platform,…

Piper Jaffray : Survey: Netflix and YouTube account for 70.7% of teens' daily video consumption in US, and Instagram is now teens' most-used social platform, eclipsing Snapchat   —  Our 36th semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey included results from 8,600 teens across 48 states with an average age of 16.

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AWS CEO Andy Jassy and Supermicro CEO Charles Liang join Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for a retraction of Bloomberg’s spy chip story (Makena…

Makena Kelly / The Verge : AWS CEO Andy Jassy and Supermicro CEO Charles Liang join Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for a retraction of Bloomberg's spy chip story   —  ‘Tim Cook is right.  Bloomberg story is wrong about Amazon, too.’  —  Today, executives from both Amazon and the server manufacturer, Super Micro …

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Lobbying group for Apple, Facebook, Google, and others unveils framework proposal for user privacy regulation, including opt-ins for use of sensitive…

David McCabe / Axios : Lobbying group for Apple, Facebook, Google, and others unveils framework proposal for user privacy regulation, including opt-ins for use of sensitive data   —  A leading tech lobbying group in Washington Monday introduced a plan for regulations to protect user privacy online …

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Cameron Poetzscher, a top dealmaker at Uber, has resigned following report about allegations of sexual misconduct (Greg Bensinger/Wall Street Journal)

Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal : Cameron Poetzscher, a top dealmaker at Uber, has resigned following report about allegations of sexual misconduct   —  Executive steps down following WSJ article revealing allegations of sexual misconduct  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s top deal maker, Cameron Poetzscher, has resigned from the company …

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says European Union’s copyright legislation, Article 13, threatens creators’ livelihoods if implemented as proposed (Julia…

Julia Alexander / The Verge : YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says European Union's copyright legislation, Article 13, threatens creators' livelihoods if implemented as proposed   —  ‘Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs’  —  The European Union's contentious copyright directive became a major talking point …

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Samsung launches Odyssey+, a $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset, with new light diffusion tech to address the screen door effect, available now in the…

Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat : Samsung launches Odyssey+, a $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset, with new light diffusion tech to address the screen door effect, available now in the US   —  Leaked two months ago by the FCC, Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset became official today with a somewhat unexpected feature …

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Huawei says it will not be selling its latest flagships, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the US after its predecessor was dropped by US carriers and…

Shona Ghosh / Business Insider : Huawei says it will not be selling its latest flagships, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the US after its predecessor was dropped by US carriers and Best Buy   —  - Huawei won't be selling its latest flagship devices, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones, in the US.

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Pulumi launches its SaaS multicloud app deployment service, raises $15M in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group (Tom Krazit/GeekWire)

Tom Krazit / GeekWire : Pulumi launches its SaaS multicloud app deployment service, raises $15M in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group   —  It didn't take long for the ex-Microsoft engineers behind Pulumi to prove their software development platform for multicloud computing was worthy of additional investment.

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Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today’s AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword…

New York Times : Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today's AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword level   —  At least not for decades to come.  Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Dr. Marcus is a professor of psychology and neural science.

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China’s internet censor releases draft rules for blockchain startups, requiring registration of users with real names, censoring posts, and storing…

Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post : China's internet censor releases draft rules for blockchain startups, requiring registration of users with real names, censoring posts, and storing user data   —  - Cyberspace Administration of China published draft regulations on Friday for public consultation until November 2

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The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn’t developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for…

Peter Bright / Ars Technica : The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn't developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for Windows approach   —  Buggy updates point at deeper problems.  —  It's fair to say that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has not been Microsoft's most successful update.

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Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform’s 2017 crackdown against extremist…

Rita Katz / Wired : Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform's 2017 crackdown against extremist content   —  BEFORE MOST PEOPLE even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups.

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