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Unprecedented Coalition Pushes Back on Government’s Domestic Spying

Unprecedented Coalition Pushes Back on Government’s Domestic Spying | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 groups, tech companies and 110,000 letters in first 48 hours.
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Appeals Court Rules that Second Amendment Doesn’t Protect Right to Assault Weapons

Appeals Court Rules that Second Amendment Doesn’t Protect Right to Assault Weapons | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect assault weapons—an extraordinary decision ke
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World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you

World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hoversurf, a Russian company that builds drones, posted a video last week showing off its latest prototype: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered hoverbike that looks cool as hel
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Bill Gates: If a robot takes a human job, it should be taxed

Bill Gates: If a robot takes a human job, it should be taxed | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If a robot replaces a human's job, it should be taxed at a similar level to what the human worker was, according to Bill Gates. 
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Parents are told to destroy a talking doll that may be spying on kids

Parents are told to destroy a talking doll that may be spying on kids | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Germany's Federal Network Agency has warned that parents should destroy the Cayla doll, because its smart technology can allow hackers to talk and listen to children.
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Experts warn businesses not to over-buy on unlimited data plans

Experts warn businesses not to over-buy on unlimited data plans | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Smaller businesses that think they could benefit from an unlimited plan from wireless carriers need to calculate their costs carefully.
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Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit

Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google has spent a lot of money on its self-driving car project, now spun off into a new entity called Waymo. Much of that money has gone to engineers and other staff, according to a ne
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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for "massive campaign" against fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for "massive campaign" against fake news | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against "fake news" stories that are polluting the web.
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Android’s convenient Instant Tethering is now rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices

Android’s convenient Instant Tethering is now rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sharing your phone’s data connection with an Android tablet just got way simpler.
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This One Weird Face Trick Helps Sailfish Wreck the Shit Out of Prey

This One Weird Face Trick Helps Sailfish Wreck the Shit Out of Prey | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sailfish, those speedy giant fish you usually see pinned to the wall at your favorite seafood shack, are the most badass fish in the ocean. Not only are they the fastest fish, but they’ve also evolved to be such unpredictable killers that schools of their prey don’t stand a chance.
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Developers Don't Care How Much You Pay Them

Developers Don't Care How Much You Pay Them | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Developers can score a top salary from most potential employers. But after a baseline is reached, employers should realize they work better when they're happy, not making the biggest bucks.
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Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Chromebooks are finally growing up.
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96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban

96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last night, 96 companies filed legal documents that object to President Trump’s Muslim ban. But they’re not just doing it because it’s the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business.
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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, Surface Pro 4 Beats iPad Pro, More iPhone Battery Problems

Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, Surface Pro 4 Beats iPad Pro, More iPhone Battery Problems | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
This week’s Apple Loop includes wireless charging on the iPhone 8, a familiar OLED screen, Apple putting Intel on notice, Surface Pro 4 vs iPad Pro, iOS 10.2.1 problems, Apple's quarterly results, a ban on the Touch Bar, and some help for Superbowl 51.
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A Group of Computer Scientists Believes a Trump Server Was Communicating With a Russian Bank

A Group of Computer Scientists Believes a Trump Server Was Communicating With a Russian Bank | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Read Franklin Foer's follow-up story for new statements from the Trump campaign and Alfa Bank and analysis of the competing theories about the server
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You can now ask your Google Home to buy things

You can now ask your Google Home to buy things | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google’s Home digital assistant has been compared to Amazon’s Alexa a lot over the last few months, and now it’s getting the ability to order things through voice commands, just like Alexa can.
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Elon Musk to 'Investigate' Tesla's Fremont Plant

Elon Musk to 'Investigate' Tesla's Fremont Plant | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last Thurday, Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California—where all the company’s cars are manufactured—was thrown a curveball. Jose Moran, a worker trying to rally the plant’s 6,000+ employees to join the United Auto Workers union (UAW), alleged long hours, low pay, and potentially unsafe equipment in a post. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told Gizmodo he intends to look into the situation.
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Amazon's Chime takes on Skype and WebEx with (pricey) video conferencing

Amazon's Chime takes on Skype and WebEx with (pricey) video conferencing | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amazon has been successfully pushing into businesses for years with its cloud computing services, and now it’s looking at productivity apps as a new way to deepen its ties to businesses
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This much-needed feature is going to make Sonos speakers way more fun

This much-needed feature is going to make Sonos speakers way more fun | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sonos showed off Amazon Alexa on its speakers at an event, and executives promise more AI assistants on the company's audio platforms.
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Not even T-Mobile can touch the new deal Sprint just announced

Not even T-Mobile can touch the new deal Sprint just announced | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A report this week put Sprint's network firmly in last place among national carriers. Coverage and speed -- the only two things that really matter for a network's performance -- are awful compared to T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T.
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Open Signal: Verizon and T-Mobile are in a virtual tie for the best network in the U.S.

Open Signal: Verizon and T-Mobile are in a virtual tie for the best network in the U.S. | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Latest report shows both companies improving in key areas: Verizon is a little bit faster, and T-Mobile's network is growing like a weed.
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A bombshell report suggests Trump's national security adviser is dishonest, dangerous, and dumb

A bombshell report suggests Trump's national security adviser is dishonest, dangerous, and dumb | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Wow.
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Millions of Tesla battery cells are powering thousands of LA homes

Millions of Tesla battery cells are powering thousands of LA homes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
An enormous Tesla-installed power storage facility is up and running at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma substation in Ontario, California. The facility, announced last fall, hold
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Watch Lady Gaga's triumphant Super Bowl halftime show in full

Watch Lady Gaga's triumphant Super Bowl halftime show in full | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Full video of Lady Gaga's Super Bowl 2017 halftime show.
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