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15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live While 40 People Watched

Since it debuted nearly a year ago, Facebook Live has been rife with content moderation problems. The latest in a long line of horrific examples comes from Chicago, where the Associated Press reports that a missing 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by up to six people while about 40 people watched the stream. Read More >>

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Here’s What’s Actually Going on Inside Your Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is essentially a hybrid console meant to bridge the gap between portable handhelds like the Game Boy and traditional systems like the Nintendo Wii. The problem, however, is that it’s severely underpowered and basically works like a glorified tablet. Now, thanks to a new teardown, we have better understanding of exactly how it works and how it was built. Read More >>

cars
Intel Jumps Up and Down Shouting ‘We’re Here Too’ With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

Intel just plunked down $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a leading manufacturer of sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as it tries to catch up with microchip rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm in the driverless car industry. Read More >>

crime
FBI Drops All Charges in Child Porn Case to Keep Sketchy Spying Methods Secret

US government prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Washington man who allegedly downloaded explicit photos of minors from Playpen, a popular child pornography site on the dark web that was briefly run by the FBI. Read More >>

research
Study Finds Disturbing Conclusion About ‘Revenge Porn’ But Experts Are Dubious

The result of a new study from the University of Kent may surprise you. Researchers surveyed 100 adults, ages 18 to 54, on their feelings about revenge porn, which the researchers defined as “the act of sharing intimate, sexually graphic images and/or videos of another person onto public online platforms, such as Facebook.” Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumours: What to Believe

Samsung has dominated the Android phone market for at least a half-decade, but the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year lost the company goodwill with customers after its phones exploded in pants, hotel rooms, airplanes, and elsewhere. Read More >>

security
Google Shames Microsoft For Not Fixing Windows 10 Browser Bug

Google’s Project Zero security division published details of a Windows 10 Edge and Internet Explorer 11 vulnerability that allows remote hackers to crash both browsers and execute malicious code. Read More >>

phones
LG G6 First Impressions: Back to the Basics

Smartphone design just isn’t as interesting as it used to be; top phones are all basically beautiful slabs of glass and metal with glimmering displays that make you go “ahhhhh.” Last year, in an effort to combat the boredom, LG launched the G5, an ambitious disaster of an Android phone, which was most notable for its central gimmick, a “magic slot” which allowed you to plug-in modular accessories, like cameras and speakers. At its core, the tech was poorly designed, but worse was the fact that nobody cared about being able to trick out a phone with modules. Read More >>

bitcoin
Bitcoin Refuses to Just Die Already

Bitcoin, somehow, continues to persist despite mounting evidence that it’s not the best use of your money. The digital “cryptocurrency” hit a record high on Thursday, trading above £950 according to several exchanges. Read More >>

amazon
The Amazon Echo Now Has 10,000 Mostly Useless ‘Skills’

Amazon proudly announced today it’s adding its 10,000th skill to the Echo, the company’s artificially intelligent speaker. About a year ago, I wrote a love letter to my Echo praising it as the ultimate gadget for the lazy. The prospect of greatness seemed so obvious. The speaker was quickly getting smarter, and soon I’d be able to control most of my home from it, right? Read More >>

business
Jay Z Is Tech’s Hot New Investment Whiz Kid

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios. Read More >>

audio
Leaked Sonos PlayBase Actually Has a Chance of Not Sucking

Sonos is getting ready to expand its home cinema lineup, according to multiple leaks that surfaced in the past few days. Photos of a new Sonos product called the “PlayBase” speaker have been featured in a B&H Listing, several tweets, and FCC listing. Base speakers of this kind—which sit directly under a TV—have typically received poor reviews from audio fans, but Sonos’ proprietary sound-tuning software could give this thing hope. Read More >>

business
Magic Leap Ensnared in Lawsuit That Accuses Company of Sexism and Misleading Marketing

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product’s capabilities. Read More >>