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Hackers successfully trick iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner with fake finger

Hackers successfully trick iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner with fake finger | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Today, the Chaos Computer Club delivered yet another way to get around your new iPhone 5S's Touch ID. Apple introduced a special fingerprint sensor in its latest iPhone release that replaces the pa...
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Did man get flesh-eating bacteria hiking in New Hampshire

Did man get flesh-eating bacteria hiking in New Hampshire | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Florida man is recovering from a flesh-eating bacteria that he said nearly killed him. Today's Granite State water cooler mystery is whether Wayne Atkins of Miami could have possibly contracted the insides-devouring ailment while hiking this 4,000 footer in the White Mountains.
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With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business..
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Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi - ExtremeTech

Gigabyte Announces Tiny PC More Powerful and Upgradeable Than Raspberry Pi - ExtremeTech | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi has proven itself to be a versatile little computer, and you can get them for pocket change
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Netflix speeds on Verizon Wireless appear to be capped for some customers

Netflix speeds on Verizon Wireless appear to be capped for some customers | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In case you needed another example of why net neutrality is an important thing.
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Google Street View now lets you tour the International Space Station

Google Street View now lets you tour the International Space Station | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google just announced that anyone can see inside International Space Station with its Street View tool.
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Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality?

Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Comcast filed its comments in favor of the FCC’s plan to eliminate the 2015 net neutrality rules. While much of the document was devoted to arguments we’ve heard before
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Audi knows millennials will have to deal with self-driving boredom

Audi knows millennials will have to deal with self-driving boredom | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
During Audi's elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a research project it says wil
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I installed an Amazon Echo Dot in a car and it was the best infotainment system I've ever used

I installed an Amazon Echo Dot in a car and it was the best infotainment system I've ever used | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
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China Will Block All VPNs by February 2018

China Will Block All VPNs by February 2018 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It will be up to the state-run telecommunications companies to ensure all VPNs are blocked, but even if they don't succeed, using a VPN will be a lot harder in China next year.
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This scorecard shows which tech companies protect user data from the government (and which don’t)

This scorecard shows which tech companies protect user data from the government (and which don’t) | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's newest "Who Has Your Back?" report details what exactly tech giants are doing — or failing to do — in order to..
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Amazon Prime Day 2017: the best deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: the best deals | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Prime Day 2017 has arrived, and Amazon is opening the floodgates to unleash a wave of deals upon the world. Festivities kick off right now, July 10th at 9PM EST / 6PM PST, and will run for 3
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Which Companies Are Standing Up to Government Surveillance of Your Data?

Which Companies Are Standing Up to Government Surveillance of Your Data? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Want to know which companies stand up for user privacy and which ones will hand out your data when the government asks for it? The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s seventh annual “Who Has Your Back” report is out today, ranking tech companies on their privacy practices.
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Verizon admits to throttling Netflix and YouTube

Verizon admits to throttling Netflix and YouTube | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Verizon Wireless admitted that it throttled traffic on its mobile network -- including streams from YouTube and Netflix -- as part of "test."
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T-Mobile CTO: Rival Unlimited Plans Are Stifling Data Speeds | Androidheadlines.com

T-Mobile CTO: Rival Unlimited Plans Are Stifling Data Speeds | Androidheadlines.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
T-Mobile's CTO, Neville Ray, says the rival unlimited plans from networks Verizon and AT&T are stifling the data speeds of those companies, and is like
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Tesla’s over-the-air software updates make other vehicles ‘highly vulnerable to obsolescence’, says analyst

Tesla’s over-the-air software updates make other vehicles ‘highly vulnerable to obsolescence’, says analyst | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has long been warning of the impact of Tesla’s fast pace of innovation in the auto industry. He even warned that Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning could pot…
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FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe.
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22,000 People Agree to Clean Toilets for WiFi Because They Didn't Read the Terms

22,000 People Agree to Clean Toilets for WiFi Because They Didn't Read the Terms | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, listed his top worries for the future of his creation earlier this year. One of his biggest concerns is the increasingly dense terms of service agreements that companies ask users to sign. Now, a public WiFi company has demonstrated just how dangerous those complicated agreements can be by inserting absurd conditions that thousands of people unwittingly agreed to.
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After court orders Jeff Sessions to reveal Russian contacts, DOJ releases 1-word answer

After court orders Jeff Sessions to reveal Russian contacts, DOJ releases 1-word answer | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The DOJ did not release part of a security form related to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ contacts with the Russian government by a court-imposed deadline.
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If this is Google’s Pixel 2 XL, we need one right now

If this is Google’s Pixel 2 XL, we need one right now | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Last year's Google Pixel and Pixel XL were without question two of the hottest new smartphones of 2016. Google surprised fans by ditching its Nexus lineup of devices and moving from affordable upper mid-range devices to high-end flagship phones.
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Louis Vuitton Enters Smartwatch Market With Tambour Horizon | Androidheadlines.com

Louis Vuitton Enters Smartwatch Market With Tambour Horizon | Androidheadlines.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Louis Vuitton's recent Tambour Moon watch won the honor of wearing the Geneva Seal for its luxurious craftsmanship, but the new Tambour Horizon, the firm's
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No Hands: Audi introduces its level 3 semi-autonomous A8

No Hands: Audi introduces its level 3 semi-autonomous A8 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After a sneak peak of the vehicle parking itself and appearing in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Audi A8 luxury sedan is finally being shown off in all it
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VW starts building its massive EV charging network under ‘Electrify America’

VW starts building its massive EV charging network under ‘Electrify America’ | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The $2 billion that Volkswagen has to invest in electric vehicle infrastructure in the US as part of its court settlement for the DieselGate scandal is starting to turn into real charging stations.…
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Tesla Model S P100D vs 1,000HP Toyota Supra Turbo in drag race and roll race

Tesla Model S P100D vs 1,000HP Toyota Supra Turbo in drag race and roll race | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We haven’t seen a Tesla drag racing video in quite some time so needless to say we were pleasantly surprised when we came across a new video by Florida-based DragTimes that showcases their Ludicrous+ Model S P100D against a heavily modified, 1,000 horsepower turbocharged Toyota Supra. It comes as no surprise by now that even the world’s quickest supercars will fail when it comes to beating …
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