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iPhone Hack Lets You Start Your Car By Sending An SMS

iPhone Hack Lets You Start Your Car By Sending An SMS | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Living in New Jersey, I can tell you we experience every season to the extreme as our winters are freezing and our summers are red-hot.
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Russian Government Planning To Replace All Of Its Windows Computers With Linux

Russian Government Planning To Replace All Of Its Windows Computers With Linux | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Short Bytes: The Russian government is planning to replace all of its Windows-powered computers with some Linux distribution. The government has justified this decision by stating that American technology companies...
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This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency

This 10-minute video shows you how to land a plane in an emergency | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you've ever imagined a scenario where you're safely piloting a plane to a runway after something catastrophic happens, this video is for you. If you, li
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Tesla Makes It Official: Reservations For Model 3 Start March 31 With $1,000 Down

Tesla Makes It Official: Reservations For Model 3 Start March 31 With $1,000 Down | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Elon Musk took to Twitter again, this time to break the news that the low-cost Model 3 will go on sale March 31 for $1,000 down. Online buyers will have to wait an extra day to get in line and demand is likely to be high for the 200-mile sedan, which Tesla says will arrive late in 2017.
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“Happy Birthday” is public domain, former owner Warner/Chapell to pay $14M

“Happy Birthday” is public domain, former owner Warner/Chapell to pay $14M | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Winning lawyer says more bogus copyrights may come under legal attack.
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This iPhone date bug will permanently brick your device | Cult of Mac

This iPhone date bug will permanently brick your device | Cult of Mac | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There are many ways iPhone users can unintentionally brick their devices, but YouTuber Zach Straley may have just discovered the quickest way to turn your
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Drones Are Saving the California Wine Industry

Drones Are Saving the California Wine Industry | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amidst one of worst droughts in their history, the California wine industry is getting creative in how they grow water-intensive crops
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SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses

SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A financial report shows the company's overheads have increased faster than its revenue.
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The Best Smartwatches of 2016

The Best Smartwatches of 2016 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Think it's time to upgrade your traditional watch by adding some apps and notifications to your wrist? Here are the features to look for, along with the top-rated smartwatches we've tested.
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Russian Cops Bust Key Members Of World's Busiest Cybercrime Gang: Sources - Forbes

Russian Cops Bust Key Members Of World's Busiest Cybercrime Gang: Sources - Forbes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
One of the most damaging malware types of modern cybercrime, Dyre, was stealing as much as $1.5 million per victim last year. But it went out of action, following arrests and raids in Russia, in November.
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North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.
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I ALMOST managed a week using only my iPad for work

I ALMOST managed a week using only my iPad for work | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While Apple's tablet may be 'good enough' for most people's general work tasks, dig into the niche cases and there's still a lot of refinement needed.
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Samsung's Galaxy S7 might last a week in 2 years

Samsung's Galaxy S7 might last a week in 2 years | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Regular battery technology won't get us there, but fuel cells might.
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Valentine's Day Spending Moves To Mobile, And Women Lead The Way - Forbes

Valentine's Day Spending Moves To Mobile, And Women Lead The Way - Forbes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The price of love in three charts
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Scientists detect gravitational waves, space-time ripples that Einstein predicted 100 years ago

Scientists detect gravitational waves, space-time ripples that Einstein predicted 100 years ago | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time from a violent collision 1.3 billion light-years away — that serve as a resounding confirmation of a prediction made by Albert Einstein a century ago.
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According to these court documents, turning your phone on is consent to being tracked

According to these court documents, turning your phone on is consent to being tracked | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In 2014, Baltimore Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of Kerron Andrews for attempted murder. To find him, law enforcement requested a pen register t
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Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control - Forbes

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control - Forbes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
New study reveals what Windows 10 is doing behind your back, and it's shocking...
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Thumbnail: "The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times. After 30 hours of use, Windows 10 expanded that data reporting to 113 non-private IP addresses."

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Comcast-Connected "Grassroots" Effort Claims Set-Top Box Competition Will Harm Diversity

Comcast-Connected "Grassroots" Effort Claims Set-Top Box Competition Will Harm Diversity | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With the FCC prepping to vote on new rules that aim to break up cable companies' monopolies on set-top boxes, the pay-TV industry is fighting back with an astroturfing campaign that tries to make t...
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Adblocker-blockers get around sites that block adblockers

Adblocker-blockers get around sites that block adblockers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Blocking the adblockers is becoming more common, but now there's a way to fight back.
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The computer in Google’s self-driving car can be considered the driver, US says

The computer in Google’s self-driving car can be considered the driver, US says | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a major milestone for Google's self-driving car efforts — and the entire autonomous car industry — the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said in a letter that the...
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So now, when the first fatal car accident occurs, lawyers will get to muck through Google's code to find the incorrect or missing driving rule. This should be fun.

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Net Neutrality Again Puts F.C.C. General Counsel at Center Stage

Net Neutrality Again Puts F.C.C. General Counsel at Center Stage | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Jonathan Sallet has had a hand in divisive debates in Washington, and he will draw more attention as decisions are made on net neutrality and the Time Warner Cable-Charter merger.
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Yearly Phone Production In India to Reach 500 Million

Yearly Phone Production In India to Reach 500 Million | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While the global smartphone market is showing early signs of a thaw, smartphone sales in India continue to skyrocket. Only recently did the country overtak
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Here's how Twitter's new algorithmic timeline is going to work

Here's how Twitter's new algorithmic timeline is going to work | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Twitter went into an uproar Friday after a BuzzFeed report that the social network was on the brink introducing an algorithmic, more Facebook-style feed. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tried to calm fears...
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