The Pirate Bay seems to be testing a streaming option again

Torrent site The Pirate Bay has long been infamous for allowing people to download pirated movies and TV shows. But now, it looks like it’s giving users a new option:…

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Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most…

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Amazon’s Ring is making its first smart light bulb, FCC documents reveal

Amazon-owned smart home security company Ring makes a variety of smart lighting products. According to FCC documentation, the company is about to enter the replaceable bulb market dominated by companies…

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Unicorn, e-scooter startup from co-creator of Tile, shuts down with no money for refunds

Unicorn, the electric scooter startup from the co-creator of gadget tracker Tile, is shutting down operations after blowing all its cash on Facebook and Google ads but only receiving 350…

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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 71 plays picture-in-picture catch-up

Mozilla this week released Firefox 71, touting a picture-in-picture video mode and new ways to preview a VPN (virtual private networking) service that will be offered to customers next year….

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We still don’t know how many people watched The Irishman on Netflix

Netflix didn’t have plans to release numbers for The Irishman when asked by The Verge earlier this week, but ratings firm Nielsen beat the streamer to the punch. Nielsen reports…

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Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

In a recent episode of HBO’s TV show, Silicon Valley, Pied Piper network engineer Bertram Gilfoyle (played by actor Martin Starr), creates a chatbot he calls “Son of Anton,” which…

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Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

[Disclosure: Qualcomm and Microsoft are clients of the author.] I’m at the Qualcomm 5G Summit this week and according to both them and Cisco, next year we should reach critical…

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Uber’s first ever safety report discloses 3,045 sexual assaults and nine murders in the US last year

Uber has for the first time in its history released a comprehensive safety report about its rides in the US spanning the full length of 2018 and part of 2017….

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AI Predictions for 2020: Customizable, Edge Computing, Data Transparency, RPA, Chatbots

Here are some 2020 AI Predictions from a selection of AI practitioners. (GETTY IMAGES) By AI Trends Staff We reached out to a range of AI practitioners for their predictions…

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