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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
As smartphones drop the 3.5mm jack, the headphones market is becoming a fragmented mess; USB-C headphones remain pricey as implementation varies across OEMs   —  Into the uncertain wilderness of wireless and digital connections, we go  —  At CES this year, I saw the future of headphones, and it was messy.
Jan 18, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Instagram updated with optional feature that displays when you were last active, visible by default to users who have talked with you via direct message   —  You can turn it off... for now  —  Instagram is continuing to build out its messaging section with a new feature that's already found …
Jan 18, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
US Senate votes 65 to 34 to reauthorize Section 702 FISA surveillance program through 2023; bill now goes to Trump to sign   —  The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.
Jan 18, 2018, 1:07 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers find that COMPAS algorithm, used to determine if a defendant will reoffend, is no better than average person's guess; developer disputes findings   —  Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought.  A study published today in Science Advances takes …
Jan 17, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook begins testing Watch Party, a new feature for groups that lets members watch videos simultaneously while continuing to comment and interact   —  A new feature for groups  —  Facebook today began testing Watch Party, a new feature available to groups that lets members watch videos …
Jan 17, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple's CarPlay is finally coming to select new Toyota and Lexus vehicles, as the automaker eases its stance on exclusively using its own infotainment systems   —  But there's still no sign of Android Auto  —  Toyota's new 2019 Avalon was just announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show …
Jan 15, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Despite growing support for Alexa and Prime Video from TV makers, TVs running Amazon Fire TV OS were absent at CES amid TVs with OSes from Roku and Google   —  Roku TVs and even Android TV are enjoying more momentum in Las Vegas.  —  A year ago in Las Vegas, Amazon and some budget TV …
Jan 14, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
How the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities stayed secret for 7 months but were eventually revealed after rumors and suspicious Linux kernel patches surfaced   —  How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out  —  When Graz University …
Jan 13, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
AMD says it is making firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC processors this week to fix Spectre flaws, updating older processors “over the coming weeks”   —  Zero risk, but not zero impact  —  AMD's initial response to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws made it clear “there is a near zero risk to AMD processors.”
Jan 11, 2018, 9:25 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Skype partners with Open Whisper Systems, which makes Signal, to begin testing of end-to-end encrypted “Private Conversations”   —  Secured using the same encryption standard behind the Signal app  —  Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations …
Jan 11, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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