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Official CPSC recall goes out for Galaxy Note 7 — replacements will be available September 21

smartphones3 The flaming train wreck that is the Galaxy Note 7 recall finally has its official stamp of approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and there’s now a hard date for when you can swap your phone for a new one: September 21. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 15th

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Galaxy Note 7 recall gets government treatment as the CPSC piles on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally weighed in on the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, issuing its own statement urging users not just to be careful, as the FAA did, but to “power them down and stop using or charging the device.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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Galaxy Note 7 recall gets government treatment as the CPSC piles on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally weighed in on the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, issuing its own statement urging users not just to be careful, as the FAA did, but to “power them down and stop using or charging the device.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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FAA warns not to check your Galaxy Note 7 or fly with it on

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 An exploding phone is by no means a good thing, but if it has to explode, it’s hard to think of a worse place for it to do so than on a plane. Well, not that hard, but it’s definitely a bad one. In wake of the occasional combusting Galaxy Note 7 and the its subsequent recall, the FAA has advised passengers to exercise caution when flying with the device. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 9th

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For law enforcement, the rule must be no implementation without representation

surveillance-block Once again a powerful tool has been implemented against the public without its knowledge or consent. Which rather defeats the point of having a voluntary, civilian police force, doesn’t it? Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 29th

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Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in ‘Data Science for Social Good’ program

milan-deprivation Big Data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 weeks than some have done in as many years. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 26th

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Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

219233_ahmed_mansoor-1 You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 25th

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NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

illustris_box-2_xsede It’s in the country’s best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that happens. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 23rd

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Qubie is an open hardware solution for tracking wait times at voting places

qubie1 With an incredibly important national election coming up, it’s more critical than ever that everyone who can vote does — and is able to. Election tech firm Free and Fair is hoping to help avoid overflowing voting locations with a simple, open source device that automatically monitors waiting times and keeps voters and officials informed. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 12th

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NASA awards companies $65 million to develop habitats for deep space

habitation-cislunar-concept NASA is serious about going to Mars, and not just for a quick visit, either. It just committed $65 million, spread over two years and six companies, for the purpose of developing and testing deep-space habitats that could be used on the way to — and on the surface of — the Red Planet. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 10th

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