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Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Huawei MateBook 13 review: solid performance, comfortable keyboard, and sturdy design, but no Thunderbolt 3, lackluster battery life, and crazy-loud fans   —  This $1,299 laptop is stiff competition for Huawei's own $1,499 Matebook X Pro.  —  Despite company turmoil, Huawei continues to go after a slice of the US laptop market.
Jan 29, 2019, 9:40 AMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Despite Facebook spending ~$1B last year on Watch, its would-be YouTube killer is a jumble of ads with no hit shows and a tiny slice of overall video revenue   —  Three long years ago, when the world knew little about Cambridge Analytica and laughed off the specter of fake news, Mark Zuckerberg had a very different kind of problem.
Jan 28, 2019, 12:05 PMIn context
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft is working on Windows Lite, a super lightweight, instant on, always connected OS that runs only PWAs and UWP apps, to challenge Chrome OS   —  For more than a year, we have been hearing about Windows Core OS and how it is a modern version of Windows.
Dec 3, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Kelsey D. Atherton / New York Times:
A look at autonomous weapons systems being developed by the US and the arguments for and against imbuing autonomous robots with lethal decision-making   —  It's a freezing, snowy day on the border between Estonia and Russia.  Soldiers from the two nations are on routine border patrol …
Nov 18, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Joshua Topolsky / The Outline:
Mainstream adoption of VR hasn't happened because there's no “killer app” for VR and no one has made a simple headset that lets a novice user engage casually   —  We were promised better worlds, and all we got was this lousy headset.  —  Joshua Topolsky Oct—25—2018 01:56PM EST
Oct 27, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Heather Murphy / New York Times:
Profile of GEDmatch, a genealogy website that has helped crack more than a dozen cold cases after it was used to uncover the identity of the Golden State Killer   —  Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website.
Oct 17, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Chainalysis:
Study analyzing 32 biggest bitcoin holders, known as “whales”, suggests they may be stabilizing the market rather than destabilizing it and driving volatility   —  New data shows that bitcoin's largest holders are a diverse group that may be stabilizing, rather than destabilizing, the market.
Oct 15, 2018, 3:55 AMIn context
Heather Murphy / New York Times:
Profile of Barbara Rae-Venter, a former attorney who helped police uncover the Golden State Killer's identity by sleuthing DNA data from online testing sites   —  Barbara Rae-Venter's genealogical sleuthing acumen has inspired others to help law enforcement with unsolved cases, as well as an ethics and privacy debate.
Aug 30, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Peter Aldhous / BuzzFeed:
Parabon NanoLabs says it has loaded DNA data from ~100 crime scenes to genealogy database GEDmatch and has found matches to suspect's relatives in ~20 cases   —  “I think there is going to be press around this very soon,” a company scientist told BuzzFeed News.
May 17, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Suspected Golden State Killer caught after investigators matched DNA from the crime scenes to genetic data available on free genealogy site GEDmatch   —  “No court order was needed to access that site's large database of genetic blueprints.”  —  To get a leg up in the investigation in the cold case of the …
Apr 27, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context

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