Why You Can’t Download All the Streaming Media You Want

Your online life is an embarrassment of media riches. You can hear virtually every song ever recorded through Spotify, or jump onto YouTube and find a million covers and mashups. You can watch every show on cable from anywhere on the planet with an app like Sling, then open Netflix …

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Hacked replacement touchscreens could hijack your smartphone

A new study has found that when replacement touch screens are embedded with a malicious chip, they can be used to compromise your smartphone. Ars Technica reports that a new paper, published by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, includes simulated attacks on two Android devices: a Huawei Nexus 6P …

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The HTC Vive just got a $200 price cut

HTC has cut the price of its Vive virtual reality headset by $200, bringing the system’s cost down to $599. The discount is meant to stimulate consumer interest in the system, and make it easier to afford accessories, including the Vive Tracker that went on sale earlier this year. It …

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Elon Musk and AI leaders call for a ban on killer robots

Leaders in the fields of AI and robotics, including Elon Musk and Google DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman, have signed a letter calling on the United Nations to ban lethal autonomous weapons, otherwise known as “killer robots.” In their petition, the group states that the development of such technology would usher in …

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Wow, 'Terminator 2' in 3-D Is a Bad Idea

Having nearly run out of eye-­rolling Avengers conjoinings and bastardized reboots, Hollywood execs have landed on an even lazier way to sell movie tickets: 3-D releases of beloved classics. The latest victim of this desecration? Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Twenty-six years since Arnold Schwarz­enegger launched his motorcycle off a culvert …

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