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U.S. Government Fears a Monday Explosion of the Ransomware Plague It Helped Create

As a second wave of the WannaCry Ransomware attack is infecting more systems in more countries, the White House has ordered emergency meetings to deal with a threat that is, in part, the NSA’s fault. Experts believe that we may not even know the extent of how hard the attack hit Asia, and we won’t know until Monday.

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Rhett Jones

May 14th

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Apple planning new Mexico retail location in San Luis Potosi mall

Apple is planning a new Apple Store in Mexico as it continues to expand its presence around the globe. The new retail location will be located in the city of San Luis Potosi and contraction is currently ongoing…

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Chance Miller

May 14th

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Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.

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Rhett Jones

May 14th

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Introducing the most absurd virtual reality headset of them all

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Virtual reality tech has endured some serious growing pains already, and still hasn't fully reached mainstream acceptance among consumers. Plenty of people still see VR headsets as too complicated, clunky, and simply not worth the investment or hassle. A new VR headset concept is making its big debut at the ACM CHI 2017 event and, well, it's probably not going to help matters. It's called FaceDisplay, and it might be the most ridiculous VR headset ever conceived.

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Mike Wehner

May 14th

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EEG hardware hack uses blink detection and predictive text for hands-free typing

 Hardware is hard at the best of times. But software developer Patrick Morris-Suzuki set himself the ambitious challenge of creating a blink-detecting system for hands-free typing during an overnight hackathon here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2017. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 14th

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RoboWaiter wants to make American restaurants great again with robots

 RoboWaiter’s crack team consisting  of a developer, designer and a robotics expert came together at last night’s Disrupt NY hackathon to create a faster, better, smarter waiter using IBM Watson and robots. Developer Sharon Yang came up with the idea last night before the event when her waiter took a while to take her order. Humans, she pointed out, are often busy and… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 14th

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This online tool lets you check if your iPhone is stolen

How to Check a Stolen iPhone

The best way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone is getting it from Apple, an electronics store, or a carrier. But because the iPhone comes with a rather high price tag, some people choose to purchase second-hand iPhone. These are still expensive, but the price is lower than what you’d pay in stores. In many cases, you can score a great iPhone deal, if you know what to look for. But there’s always the risk that seller stole the phone and it’s now looking to flip it. Thankfully, there’s now a simple service that tells you instantly whether the iPhone you want to buy or any other smartphone, has been stolen.

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Chris Smith

May 14th

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Get ready for a new iPad and a mysterious Siri speaker at WWDC

 According to reliable analyst KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo and 9to5mac, Apple is about to launch not one but two new hardware devices at its WWDC conference in a few weeks. A new iPad with thinner bezels and a bigger screen is likely. This iPad has been rumored for months. There could also be an Amazon Echo competitor from Apple. As the name suggests, WWDC is a developer conference. For the past… Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 14th

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AirPods have drop-in charging, and the AirPods case can too with this $14 accessory

AirPods Case Cover

Apple’s new AirPods are cool for so many reasons. The fact that they’re truly wireless is the most obvious one, but there’s an awesome feature of the AirPods’ design that most people don’t ever think about. The AirPods don’t feature wireless charging, but they do support drop-in charging thanks to the exposed charging contacts at the bottom of each AirPod stem. It’s a very smart design, and you can actually do something similar with the AirPods case itself. Instead of fumbling with a Lightning cable, pick up a Spigen Compact Airpods Stand, which lets you simply place your AirPods case on top to charge it up.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • Conveniently docks and keeps your AirPods charged with an opening for the lightning cable
  • Features a Nanotac base to ensure a non-slip experience
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) exterior with Polycarbonate (PC) interior keeps the charging case extra durable and scratch-free in everyday use
  • Compatible only with Spigen / Apple Authentic Original Lightning Cable (Not Included)
    Patent Pending

Spigen Compact Airpods Stand Charging Case Dock for Airpods [Compatible with Spigen / Apple Aut…: $13.99

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Maren Estrada

May 14th

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EduTech: Using Google Scholar to make academic researching familiar & quick

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s installment of EduTech, we’re going to take a look at one of the best tools for finding high-quality research and data. This day and age, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of information there is on the Internet and it can be difficult to sort through it all, deciphering the quality research from the sub par.

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Chance Miller

May 14th

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