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I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug
The $80 Ember Ceramic Mug keeps 10 ounces of coffee at whatever temperature you want, for as long as you want.


Security News This Week: Apple Patches a Very Bad iOS HomeKit Bug
Another Apple security goof, email hacks, and more of the week's top security news.


Patagonia Going After President Trump Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
A lot of things shook up Twitter last week, but Patagonia going after President Trump was the biggest rumble.


Making the Silence Breakers Time’s Person of the Year Won’t Change Anything
Opinion: While it’s satisfying to see sexual harassers get their comeuppance, no one should believe this marks the beginning of a cultural shift.


When Waze Won't Help, Palestinians Make Their Own Open Source Maps
In a place and conflict where “facts on the ground” are endlessly contested, having access to good navigation maps and apps is more than a matter of getting there.


The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster
The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist.


Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology
In a talk at a conference, Apple's head of artificial-intelligence research discussed projects for navigation and mapping that would be useful for self-driving cars.


Virginia's I-66 Toll Road Really Should Be the Future of Driving
A Virginia experiment with congestion pricing encounters speed bumps—but don't freak out yet.


NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swoops In to Give Jupiter Its Close Up
These mesmerizing blue and white swirls are giant cyclones and storms that roar in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere.


What's with All the Hate for 'Star Trek: Discovery'?
The show has been met with a surprising level of hostility from viewers since it launched in September.


The FCC Shouldn’t Vote on Net Neutrality Until It Investigates Comment Fraud
Opinion: An FCC commissioner argues that the agency shouldn’t vote to dismantle the open internet until it probes how bots hacked the comment process.


'The Shape of Water': The Making of an Emotionally Appealing Fish-Man
One of the best film performances of the year comes from a man in a fish suit. Here's how he was made—from scales to screen.


Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe
It weighs as much as 780 million suns and helped to cast off the cosmic Dark Ages. But now that astronomers have found the earliest known black hole, they wonder: How could this giant have grown so big, so fast?


Physical Measures to Amp Up Your Digital Security
Not every digital problem requires a software solution. For an added layer of safety, look to these real-world reinforcements.


Take These 7 Steps Now to Reach Password Perfection
Admit it: Your passwords aren't great. But if you fix them up, you'll have a solid first-line digital defense.


The A-B-C’s of Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
You can't lock your offspring out of the internet forever. But you can prepare them to navigate it properly.


How to Encrypt All of the Things, From Chats to Calls and More
Want to keep outsiders from listening in on your chats, phone calls, and more? Encrypt them. All of them.


Extreme Security Measures for the Extra Paranoid
Someone with serious tools is trying to pry open your digital secrets. Don't let them.


Resist Phishing Attacks with Three Golden Rules
They're preying on your emotions. Don't get stuck on their digital hooks.


How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone
One way to make sure no one's listening in on your private conversations? Drop the mics. Literally.


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How to quickly deploy Riverbed's Xirrus wireless solution
Many organizations are are turning to cloud-based wireless systems similar to Cisco's Meraki. Here's how to quickly deploy the Xirrus wireless solution from Riverbed.


$10M worth of virtual kittens are taking down blockchain network Ethereum
An online game called CryptoKitties is causing stress on Ethereum, slowing down transaction processing on the network.


You shouldn't change domain controller network settings, but here's how to do it if you must
Changing network settings on a domain controller can be a risky ordeal. It's best avoided, but if you must do it make sure to follow these tips.


Amazon launches cloud SSO service for managing multiple AWS accounts
The new AWS Single Sign-On service will make it easier for business users to centrally manage access to applications and accounts.


The do's and don'ts of giving holiday gifts to your co-workers
Everyone wants to know whether they need to give gifts at work, how much to spend, and what to buy. This list of do's and don'ts will help you maneuver your way through the holiday season.


How machine learning can be used to catch a hacker
SecBI's Alex Vaystikh and Gilad Peleg explain how AI can be used to strengthen threat detection systems.


NVIDIA's $3000 TITAN V GPU could turn 'PC into AI supercomputer'
NVIDIA claims that its Volta-powered TITAN V is the 'world's most powerful PC GPU' with 110 teraflops of power, nine times more than its predecessor.


20 must-read TechRepublic downloads about IT jobs, Office tips, security basics, and more
Check out these TechRepublic PDF downloads to read investigative reports, in-depth special features, productivity tips, and career advice.


Hilton boosts business travel appeal with mobile-connected hotel room
The hotel chain said it will roll out the mobile-centric room style in 2018. Guests will be able to pre-set room preferences, like temperature and lighting.


Gartner: Security spending to hit $96B in 2018, here's where CXOs are making the biggest investments
High profile cyberattacks and data breaches will lead organizations to increase security spending by 8% more than in 2017.


Windows hack: PCs can be hijacked using flaw in own security software
Out-of-band patch address two severe vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine at the core of Windows Defender anti-virus software--which is bundled with all recent versions of Windows.


4 business lessons from a female CEO on how she made her own way in tech
Tina Lux-Boim went from administrative worker to tech company CEO. Here's how she did it, and what you can learn.


7 programming languages that every developer should learn in 2018
Certain coding languages are more likely to net you a developer job than others.


Avoid becoming a victim of phishing attacks by encrypting your contacts
Phishing is on the rise, says ProtonMail CEO Andy Yen. An encrypted contacts manager can help keep your contacts private, and validate the information you receive in your inbox.


Is the Wacom Cintiq Pro the right tool for creative artists?
Wacom has long been a solid provider of tools for creatives. Here's a look at how well the Cintiq addresses their needs.


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OnePlus 5T needs an update to play Netflix in HD
The OnePlus 5T is defined by its cinematic 18:9 screen, but don't expect to get the full effect while you're watching your favorite streaming service... at least, not yet. Owners have learned that the 5T and its OnePlus 5 ancestor can't play Netflix...


'MechWarrior 5' will revolve around co-op and user mods
Piranha Games is starting to open up on what MechWarrior 5: Mercernaries will entail after a year of teasing, and it's good news if you don't always want to play alone. The robot battler should launch in December 2018 with co-op play as a central fe...


New 'Ready Player One' trailer reveals more of the real-world story
The initial trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One focused on the virtual world of OASIS, and for understandable reasons: it's a visual showcase for a crucial part of the story. However, Warner Bros. wants to remind you that re...


First US bitcoin futures start trading at 6PM Eastern
Bitcoin is one step closer to becoming a part of the mainstream financial world. Cboe is launching the first US bitcoin futures exchange at 6PM Eastern, giving speculators a chance to bet on the value of the cryptocurrency through a listed (XBT), re...


Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving car tech
After remaining tight-lipped for years, Apple is now more than eager to share how much progress it's making on self-driving car technology. AI research director Ruslan Salakhutdinov made a presentation this week that revealed more of what the company...


The best DNA ancestry test
By Amadou Diallo This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full arti...


After Math: Game On
This has been a celebratory week for video games, what with the industry coming together at the the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday to honor 2017's standout titles. Celebrities were spotted and hobs were knobbed but that's not the only n...


Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Back to the drawing board
The team has heard your pleas for change: They've decided it's time to revisit the Super Glue Gun's auto stand. After mocking up the design, the group realized their best bet is to fire Autodesk Fusion 360 back up, change the mechanism and desi...


FX will turn podcast hit 'Welcome to Night Vale' into a TV show
It's not just Amazon hoping a podcast's success will translate to a TV series. FX has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to turn Welcome to Night Vale into a TV show. Most of the details haven't been nailed down, but Better Call Saul exec...


Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name
Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been...


Andy Rubin returns to Essential amid questions over his past
Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave... although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less than two weeks" after the company announced that he'd...


Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus
Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to TechCrunch, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once th...


'Jessica Jones' season 2 reaches Netflix on March 8th
To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015, and it committed to a second season at the start...


Uber to settle second lawsuit from India rape victim
Uber's determination to address its past scandals remains in effect. The ridesharing firm has agreed to settle the second lawsuit from the Indian rape victim who accused the company of improperly obtaining her medical records. While the company isn't...


Craigslist sellers can now specify if they accept bitcoin
Next time you sell old furniture, you can use it as a chance to add more bitcoins to your stockpile. Craigslist now gives you a way to specify in your listing whether you accept virtual currency. Blockexplorer News has noticed a new checkbox option t...


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai 'jokes' about being a Verizon shill
Many have accused FCC Chairman Ajit Pai of being a telecom shill between his background as a former Verizon lawyer and his determination to ignore all public input (not to mention complaints about comment bots) as he kills net neutrality. And apparen...


Recommended Reading: Making a shed a top-rated destination on TripAdvisor
I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor Oobah Butler, Vice If you've ever wondered just how many reviews on sites like TripAdvisor are fake, you're not alone. One writer took maters into their own hands to prove the extent of the is...


Tested: The OnePlus 5T is the fastest-charging smartphone right now
By Mark Spoonauer You just realized that your phone is low on juice, and panic sets in. How much charge can you get in a limited amount of time? We tested 10 of the top flagship phones and found that the OnePlus 5T is the fastest in the land.


YouTube makes a few of its Red Originals free for the holidays
When you're stuck taking care of kids this holiday season, you could either watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the umpteenth time, or you could keep up with the times and turn to YouTube. The streaming giant has had a YouTube Kids offering for...


The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. We have some relatively normal Apple news to discuss, the most powerful GPU ever and a movie trailer that anime fans just can't miss.


Next 'Overwatch' competitive season will have more changes
While Overwatch is still in its seventh competitive season, Blizzard has already tipped its hand about a couple of changes due in season eight. With these matches focused on creating even pairings to rate skill, next season the plan is to tighten the...


Try not to puke while playing 'Wipeout' in VR next year
Wipeout might be one of the most ill-suited games for virtual reality, featuring high-speed races with brilliant flashing lights and neon streaks -- but it's coming to PlayStation VR anyway. Wipeout Omega Collection will get a free VR mode in early 2...


Watch the PlayStation Experience live stream right here
It's going to be a late night, folks. The PlayStation Experience takes place this weekend and Sony is kicking things off with a live-streamed presentation called PlayStation Presents tonight at 11 PM ET -- that's 8 PM in Anaheim, California, where th...


Twitter blames bug for accidentally banning a bunch of accounts
What's allowed and isn't allowed on Twitter isn't always clear. Even though the company has come out with a hateful conduct policy and has unverified and banned some of those who violate it, it still makes a lot of mistakes, like suspending accounts...


Bungie feeds ‘Destiny 2’ trolls a ridiculously overpowered gun
Bungie responded to Destiny 2 player's complaints by cancelling a planned "Curse of Osiris" DLC livestream to detail new changes. The developers added more endgame rewards, a new weapon class and an improved economy to address those concerns. Recen...