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  • iFixit finds dust covers in latest MacBook Pro keyboard
    Apple released a refreshed MacBook Pro this week and top among the new features is a tweaked keyboard. Apple says its quieter than the last version and in our tests, we agree. But iFixit found something else: thin, silicone barriers that could improve the keyboard’s reliability. This is big ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-14
  • Reminder: Other people’s lives are not fodder for your feeds
    #PlaneBae You should cringe when you read that hashtag. Because it’s a reminder that people are being socially engineered by technology platforms to objectify and spy on each other for voyeuristic pleasure and profit. The short version of the story attached to the cringeworthy hashtag is this: Earlier this month ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-14
  • Disney tech smooths out bad CG hair days
    Disney is unequivocally the world’s leader in 3D simulations of hair — something of a niche talent in a way, but useful if you make movies like Tangled, where hair is basically the main character. A new bit of research from the company makes it easier for animators to have ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • Facebook reportedly hires an AI chip head from Google
    Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked on chips for Google’s products to lead its efforts, Bloomberg reports. We’ve reached out to Google and Facebook for confirmation. Shahriar Rabii spent nearly seven ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • Yes, open office plans are the worst
    If you’re endlessly distracted by your co-workers in the gaping open office space you all share, you’re not alone. Compared to traditional office spaces, face-to-face interaction in open office spaces is down 70 percent with resulting slips in productivity, according to Harvard researchers in a new study published in Philosophical ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • Coinbase teases several new cryptocurrency assets that it’s ‘exploring’ support for
    Coinbase is taking a look at some new cryptocurrencies to add to its exchange. The list is kind of a pre-announcement with the startup saying that it’s “exploring” adding the assets and is working with local banks and regulators to make them happen. On the list are… Cardano (ADA) Basic ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies
    Technology executives are pleading with the government to give them guidance on how to use facial recognition technologies, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is weighing in. On the heels of a Microsoft statement asking for the federal government to weigh in on the technology, the ACLU has called ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • How much quieter are the new MacBook Pro keyboards? Hear for yourself
    Specs? We’ll talk specs later. Right now we’re focused on something far more important: keyboard noise. It’s been a common complaint among MacBook users since the company shifted to the butterfly switch. Some of that can no doubt be chalked up to the fact that people really hate change when ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • Russian hackers used bitcoin to fund election interference, so prepare for FUD
    The indictment filed today against 12 Russian officials accused of, among other things, hacking the DNC and undermining Hillary Clinton’s campaign also notes that the alleged hackers paid for their nefarious deeds with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This unsavory application of one of tech’s current darlings will almost certainly be ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13
  • YouTube TV subscribers get a free week after World Cup meltdown
    When one of the main selling points for your service is the ability to stream live sports, the last thing you want is a full-on service meltdown during a huge game. Alas, that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday to YouTube TV. Just as the World Cup semi-finals game between ... read more
    Source: Tech ChrunchPublished on 2018-07-13