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A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links Turned a Truck Into a Tank - New York Times

Google World News - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:06

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A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links Turned a Truck Into a Tank
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A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links Turned a Truck Into a Tank - New York Times

Google Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:06

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A Surly Misfit With No Terror Links Turned a Truck Into a Tank
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The 2016 Race: How Much Can Mike Pence Help Donald Trump?

New York Times - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:05
The choice of a running mate generally has little effect on a presidential election, which seems even more likely to be true this time.
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You Mean It’s Next Week? Why Some G.O.P. Senators Will Skip the Convention

New York Times - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:00
As the nomination of Donald J. Trump approaches, more than a dozen have cited conflicts as varied as lawn mowing, fly fishing, volunteer work and campaigning for themselves.
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Soldiers force CNN Turk anchors off air

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:49
CNN Turk editor in chief, Ferhat Boratav, explains to CNN's Anderson Cooper what happened when soldiers entered their studios and forced the anchors off the air.
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The smartphone has become the center of our political lives - CNET

Cnet - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:41
A coup in Turkey is the latest example of how internet-connected phones are the tool du jour of politicians and protesters.
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Black Lives Matter protester arrested during TV interview

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:37
Sapphire Williams, 22, was speaking with a local reporter during a protest in Rochester, New York when the police rushed her.
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Google Decided To Nix Its Oculus Rift Competitor

SlashDot - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:25
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Recode: Google recently nixed an internal project to create a high-end standalone virtual-reality headset that would compete directly against the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, according to sources familiar with the plans. Google instead decided to shift more of its resources behind mobile VR and provide tools for other companies to build apps, games and services on Android-powered smartphones, rather than expensive hardware. In May, the company announced "Google Daydream," a platform that will help hardware and software developers create VR hardware, games, and experiences for its new Android Nougat operating system. Google did say they would be releasing their own VR headset, but it's mostly geared towards developers. A different VR project was started inside the Google X research lab, which is now a separate Alphabet company, with around 50 employees working on it, according to one source. That project was creating a separate operating system for the device, unique from Android. Now, it appears that the OS and project were scratched in favor of Android. The report suggests that Google is not as interested in competing directly with hardware from Facebook, Samsung, HTC and others. Apple has been recently granted another AR/VR patent, suggesting the company might be building a VR headset of its own.

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The Pence pick: This time Trump didn't go with his gut

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:15
The calls from Donald Trump to his son-in-law Jared Kushner and other close advisers kept coming until midnight. The campaign had flown Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to New York to be his vice presidential choice, but Trump was still questioning his decision.
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Nintendo Cracking Down On Pokemon Go 'Pirates' Despite The Game Being Free

TechDirt - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:15

In these past few weeks, the world has become divided into two camps: those who are sick of hearing anything about Nintendo's new smash mobile hit, Pokemon Go, and those who can't get enough of it. While the media tags along for the ride and with the app shooting up the charts as the craze takes hold, it's worth keeping in mind that this is Pokemon and Nintendo we're talking about, two connected groups with a crazy history of savagely protecting anything to do with their intellectual property.

Still, it was strange to learn that Nintendo is issuing all kinds of takedown requests to "pirate" versions of the Android app that are available roughly all over the place. The reason I wrapped that word in quotation marks above is that the Pokemon Go app is entirely free and even the unofficial versions of the app still point the user back to the app's official store for any in-game purchases.

Nintendo is obviously not happy with this black market distribution. Although it doesn’t seem to hurt its stock value, the company is targeting the piracy issue behind the scenes. TorrentFreak spotted several takedown requests on behalf of Nintendo that were sent to Google Blogspot and Google Search this week. The notices list various links to pirated copies of the game, asking Google to remove them.

Thus far the efforts have done little to stop the distribution. The files are still widely shared on torrent sites and various direct download services. The copies on APKmirror.com remain online as well.

So why is Nintendo engaging in a losing war against its own popularity instead of deciding to spend the time counting the money that is streaming in from its smash hit instead? Well, the speculation is that this has all to do with the geographic release windows for the app.

With no commercial gain to be had from stopping people playing the game, I’m guessing Nintendo is just trying to keep it in the hands of users in countries where Pokémon Go has been officially released. Maybe to cut back on stuff like the problems some Korean gamers are having right now.

The issue appears to be that the game doesn't really function in countries where it hasn't been officially released yet. This means that users of the unofficial apps in these countries are likely to find that no Pokemon exist to be collected, or are at least far more sparse than they will be once the release is official in that country. This has led to some minor frustration from those who downloaded the app from an unofficial source, as they wander around doing essentially nothing.

But so what? That isn't really Nintendo's problem and there's no way that the company will take on any ill-will from those downloading unofficial copies of the game where it hasn't been released yet. The app, keep in mind, is a free one and points to Nintendo's in-game store for purchases whether it's from the official app or the unofficial one. There's literally no money lost in this in any way and, it can easily be argued, the widespread availability from many different sites may well be super-charging the viral nature of the product. That should be a huge win for Nintendo, as the company gains new and free distribution channels at zero cost.

If this is about the geo-restricted release dates, I sort of get it, but I only sort of get it because I already know how crazy-insane Nintendo is in terms of controlling every last aspect of every last product it offers. The company just can't help itself, even when it can be argued the "pirated" apps are doing way more good than harm.



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'They cut the cord and took us off air'

BBC Front Page - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:14
Carlos van Meek - TRT Director of News: "They cut the cord and took us off air".
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Sources: Cavs sign Andersen after trading Kaun

ESPN Headlines - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:09
Sources: Cavs sign Andersen after trading Kaun
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Facebook, Twitter reportedly blocked in Turkey amid military coup - CNET

Cnet - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:08
Turkey's president reportedly uses his iPhone's FaceTime app to broadcast messages and urge the public to resist the coup attempt.
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Gingrich: Test every Muslim in U.S. ...

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:07
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for the U.S. to test every person with a Muslim background to see if they believe in Sharia law, and deport those who do.
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US|In 9/11 Document, View of a Saudi Effort to Thwart US Action on Al Qaeda - New York Times

Google World News - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:01

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US|In 9/11 Document, View of a Saudi Effort to Thwart US Action on Al Qaeda - New York Times

Google Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:01

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Former Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat, led the push to have the 28-page document declassified. He had been one of the co-chairmen of the original congressional inquiry when he was in the Senate. Credit Benjamin Rusnak for The New York ...
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Turkey military coup: What we know

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:01
Turkey's violent, chaotic night following an attempted coup ended with a defiant address by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who declared his government in control early Saturday.
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People Are Already Flipping Pokémon Go Accounts

Wired - Fri, 2016-07-15 18:00
The game's latest cottage industry? Resale. The post People Are Already Flipping Pokémon Go Accounts appeared first on WIRED.
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Elon Musk: Autopilot Feature Was Disabled In Pennsylvania Crash

SlashDot - Fri, 2016-07-15 17:45
An anonymous reader writes: In response to the third reported Autopilot crash, which was the first of three where there were no fatalities, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the Model X's Autopilot feature was turned off. He tweeted Thursday afternoon that the onboard vehicle logs show that the semi-autonomous driving feature was turned off in the crash. "Moreover, crash would not have occurred if it was on," he added. The driver of the Model X told police he was using the Autopilot feature, according to the Detroit Free Press. The vehicle flipped over after hitting a freeway guardrail. U.S. auto-safety regulators have been investigating a prior crash that occurred while Tesla's Autopilot mode was activated. Late Thursday afternoon and into early Friday, Musk made some comments on the improvements made to its radar technology used to achieve full driving autonomy. "Working on using existing Tesla radar by itself (decoupled from camera) w temporal smoothing to create a coarse point cloud, like lidar," he tweeted. "Good thing about radar is that, unlike lidar (which is visible wavelength), it can see through rain, snow, fog and dust." Musk has rejected Lidar technology in the past, saying it's unnecessary to achieve full driving autonomy. Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to "disable hands-free operation until its system can be made safer."

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An Armed Society Is a Dystopian Society

Wired - Fri, 2016-07-15 17:30
For his short story "Blood Drive" Jeffrey Ford imagined a world where guns are required in high schools. It feels all too real. The post An Armed Society Is a Dystopian Society appeared first on WIRED.
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