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Missing Norfolk man in 'lucky' police drone rescue

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 33 min ago
Peter Pugh, 75, was found up to his armpits in marshland nearly a day after going missing.

Visa pins payment problems on 'very rare' fault in data centre switch

The Register - 1 hour 37 min ago
European boss says 10% of attempted transactions failed

Visa has said that a “very rare” partial failure that stopped a backup switch in one of its two data centres from activating was the root cause of the incident earlier this month that saw millions of transactions declined.…

Verizon and AT&T will stop selling your phone’s location to data brokers

Ars Technica - 1 hour 52 min ago

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Verizon and AT&T have promised to stop selling their mobile customers' location information to third-party data brokers following a security problem that leaked the real-time location of US cell phone users.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) recently urged all four major carriers to stop the practice, and today he published responses he received from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint.

Wyden's statement praised Verizon for "taking quick action to protect its customers' privacy and security," but he criticized the other carriers for not making the same promise.

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Facebook will let you make HQ Trivia knockoff videos now - CNET - News - 2 hours 6 min ago
Watch your back, Scott Rogowsky.

Alexa for Hospitality takes over your hotel room (The 3:59, Ep. 416) - CNET - News - 2 hours 7 min ago
We discuss Amazon's new version of Alexa, IBM's debating computer and Super Smash Bros.

Marvel's Iron Fist, TV shows may fill movies' absence from Comic-Con - CNET - News - 2 hours 16 min ago
Marvel's TV shows are reportedly getting the spotlight in San Diego.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is $20 in its first Steam Sale - CNET - News - 2 hours 17 min ago
Normally, the battle royale cost you $30 on PC.

CBS is expanding Star Trek with five-year deal for new shows - CNET - News - 2 hours 23 min ago
Star Trek Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman will oversee the potential new space series.

Verizon, AT&T are cutting off location-data sharing contracts - CNET - News - 2 hours 27 min ago
Tracking companies will have to find another way to find you now.

Microsoft’s new diverse avatar editor represents more body types, disabilities

Ars Technica - 2 hours 28 min ago

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In its E3 presentation last year, Microsoft announced that it was making a major overhaul to the Xbox avatar system. The goal of the new system is to make the avatars much more representative, showcasing not just our style and tastes, but also our body types, disabilities, and genders. Today, the first public preview of the new avatar editor is finally being rolled out to members of the Xbox Insider preview program some time around 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific.

The new avatar system includes new customization options such as fingernails, limbs, and moods. There are also new gender neutral clothing options. On top of that, most elements can be further customized, with skin and hair color (among other things) being customizable so that they can look however you choose. This means there's a much greater ability to make an avatar that looks like you—or if realism isn't your thing, you can pick exactly the right shade of green for your alien alter ego. This customization extends to new props such as wheelchairs, which can similarly be customized to match your stylistic preferences.

In addition to being more customizable, the new avatars are also more poseable; there's a photo booth for taking still pictures of your avatar. You'll be able to pick the exact frame of an avatar's animation to get the facial expression and positioning that you want.

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Star Wars Episode IX: Release date, cast, director and theories - CNET - News - 2 hours 30 min ago
In December 2019, J.J. Abrams will close out the Star Wars trilogy he kicked off with The Force Awakens.

More than one in three drivers doesn’t know when their tires are bald

Ars Technica - 2 hours 35 min ago

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The most important safety feature on your car isn’t its airbag or even the seat belts—it’s the tires. This should be obvious; those four round black things are the only part of the vehicle to actually touch the road, after all. Sadly, most American drivers fail to take care of their tires, with 35 percent of drivers not able to tell if their tires are bald. When you consider that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that vehicles with worn out tires were three times more likely to end up in a crash, you can see the problem.

That data is from a 2015 survey conducted by the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), which held its annual National Tire Safety Week in May. "[The Tire Safety Week] was born as a way to allow us to talk about tire safety to consumers," Kimberly Kleine, USTMA's vice president of public affairs, told me recently. The trade group has been running the program since 2001 to promote consumer awareness about checking tire pressure, suspension alignment, and tread depth, as well as the need to rotate tires.

When we spoke, Kleine and her colleague Tracey Norberg, senior VP and general counsel at USTMA, shared some other scary statistics. In addition to so few people knowing when their tires are out, 40 percent think they can tell if a tire is under-inflated just by looking at it. And just 17 percent knew how to check their tire pressures. You'd think that in the age of government-mandated tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), this would be a thing of the past. Not so. "Even if a car has TPMS, the warning light will only go on once a tire is 25 percent below its recommended pressure," Norberg explained.

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NHTSA issues cease and desist for Tesla Autopilot Buddy - Roadshow - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
US Department of Transportation thinks the Autopilot cheat device is a really, really bad idea. We couldn't agree more.

By 2022, today's smartwatches will seem 'quaint,' predicts IDC - CNET - News - 2 hours 43 min ago
The market researcher also sees VR and AR as likely to take off by 2022.

Couple uses Facebook to raise over $4.5M to reunite immigrant families - CNET - News - 2 hours 44 min ago
Several Silicon Valley leaders have also spoken out against the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward migrant families crossing into the US.

August smart locks work with systems - CNET - News - 2 hours 49 min ago
New integrations are headed your way if you've got an August Smart Lock Pro and an system.

Skyscraper-size dead comet to make closest pass by Earth this week - CNET - News - 3 hours 5 sec ago
One of the largest asteroids to pass by us in the past year will be flying by Thursday. And it's not what it used to be.

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 1 min ago
The social network has been ordered by a UK judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician

A $55 fix for your TV's terrible speakers - CNET - News - 3 hours 21 min ago
The Bohm B2 sound bar should be a big step up for your TV-watching experience. And it's a Bluetooth speaker, too. Plus: A sweet deal on a folding Bluetooth keyboard.

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