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Telecom exec: NSA can't distinguish between Americans and foreigners during data sweeps

Telecom exec: NSA can't distinguish between Americans and foreigners during data sweeps | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
One of the Obama administration's most repeated defenses of the NSA's internet surveillance programs has been that it does not "intentionally" target American citizens communicating domestically....
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'I don’t believe anything Elon Musk says anymore' — Steve Wozniak goes on an epic rant against Tesla

'I don’t believe anything Elon Musk says anymore' — Steve Wozniak goes on an epic rant against Tesla | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Wozniak's love-hate relationship with Tesla and its CEO has been fraught from the start.
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Tesla Autopilot is under federal scrutiny again after Model S crash

Tesla Autopilot is under federal scrutiny again after Model S crash | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After the Tesla Autopilot came under scrutiny over the last two years following a fatal accident in a Model S while the vehicle was on Autopilot, the driver assist system seemed to have caught a br…
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Automotive expert Bob Lutz suggests buying a Tesla before it goes out of business

Automotive expert Bob Lutz suggests buying a Tesla before it goes out of business | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Automotive industry expert Bob Lutz thinks that Tesla's business model could could soon fail -- but he still believes the Tesla Model S is a superb vehicle.
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LG made a 65-inch TV that you can roll up like paper

LG made a 65-inch TV that you can roll up like paper | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
LG's rollable OLED panel, which premiered at CES 2018, still isn't ready for consumers, but we're one step closer.
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Fisker officially unveils its new EMotion all-electric vehicle with 400-mile range

Fisker officially unveils its new EMotion all-electric vehicle with 400-mile range | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After months of teasing, so much so that we had actually seen pretty much the entire vehicle and we have been aware of its main specs, Fisker officially launched its new EMotion all-electric vehicl…
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Western Digital My Cloud drives have a built-in backdoor

Western Digital My Cloud drives have a built-in backdoor | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Western Digital's network attached storage solutions have a newfound vulnerability allowing for unrestricted root access.
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Smartphones with removable batteries are never coming back

Smartphones with removable batteries are never coming back | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Smartphones with removable batteries are never coming back. Not because Apple or Samsung can't make them, but because it'd be stupid to.
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Amazon 'Digital Day' to Offer Deals on Apps, Games, Comics

Amazon 'Digital Day' to Offer Deals on Apps, Games, Comics | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On Dec. 29, expect savings of up to 80 percent on more than 5,000 apps, games, movies, eBooks, and other digital goodies.
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A Huge Security Hole In AT&T DirecTV Gives Hackers An Easy Route To Spy On Your Home

A Huge Security Hole In AT&T DirecTV Gives Hackers An Easy Route To Spy On Your Home | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Flaw in AT&T's DirecTV technology allows for easy remote access into people's home lives, researchers warn.
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First Republican Congressman Demands FCC Delay Net Neutrality Vote

First Republican Congressman Demands FCC Delay Net Neutrality Vote | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With the fate of Thursday’s net neutrality vote resting almost entirely in the hands of the Republican Party, a lone conservative has emerged to oppose FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gift-wrap the internet for Verizon and Friends this Christmas.
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All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs

All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and others spread their money far and wide to influence your government
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Launching Dialpad Free – Craig Walker – Medium

Launching Dialpad Free – Craig Walker – Medium | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
I’m just about to head out to go on Cheddar TV in about an hour where I’m going to talk about an exciting moment in Dialpad history. Today we launched “Dialpad Free”, the first no cost, for life…
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Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The president is currently engaging in some revisionist history.
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Why Tesla's Autopilot Can't See a Stopped Firetruck

Why Tesla's Autopilot Can't See a Stopped Firetruck | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Semi-autonomous driving systems are designed to ignore unmoving obstacles because otherwise, they couldn't work at all.
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Apple's HomePod won't have multi-room or stereo audio at launch

Apple's HomePod won't have multi-room or stereo audio at launch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple just announced that its HomePod smart speaker is set to ship February 9th of this year. What didn't make the large print is that it won't suppor
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Microsoft’s Cortana falls behind Alexa and Google Assistant at CES

Microsoft’s Cortana falls behind Alexa and Google Assistant at CES | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple’s Siri also nowhere to be found
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GM unveils autonomous Bolt EV without steering wheel or pedal, aims to bring it to market next year

GM unveils autonomous Bolt EV without steering wheel or pedal, aims to bring it to market next year | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Today, GM unveiled the first image of its upcoming autonomous fourth-generation Bolt EV-based vehicle – the “first without a steering wheel or pedal.” The automaker also says that…
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Self-Driving Cars in a City Like No Other – Voyage

Self-Driving Cars in a City Like No Other – Voyage | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Voyage is bringing self-driving cars to a retirement community (and city) like no other: The Villages, Florida. With 125,000 residents, 750 miles of road and 3 distinct downtowns, The Villages is a…
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WyzeCam

WyzeCam | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The $20 WyzeCam is a tiny, but capable 1080p home security camera that's packed with features including motion and sound sensors, time-lapse video, two-way audio, and both local storage and free cloud recording.
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Samsung and LG say they don’t slow phones with older batteries like Apple

Samsung and LG say they don’t slow phones with older batteries like Apple | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Following Apple’s apology for its lack of communication over how it manages iPhones with older batteries, Samsung and LG have come out to say that none of their phones employ simila
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That Net Neutrality Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Was Written By a Comcast Attorney

That Net Neutrality Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Was Written By a Comcast Attorney | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The net neutrality debate offered one more affront to the dignity of the public, this time courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
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Electric eels might be the key to powering implantable devices

Electric eels might be the key to powering implantable devices | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Science has been inspired by eels for aquatic exploration before, sure, and now researchers are eyeing electric eels for motivation. The idea is to create
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Battery researchers claim lithium metal breakthrough to triple electric car range

Battery researchers claim lithium metal breakthrough to triple electric car range | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In the latest battery breakthrough claim of the week, researchers from the University of Waterloo released a new paper claiming a breakthrough involving the use of negative electrodes made of lithi…
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If You Miss Jailbreaking Your iPhone, It Looks Like Google Has a Treat for You

If You Miss Jailbreaking Your iPhone, It Looks Like Google Has a Treat for You | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple’s iOS is a walled garden that gives the company total control over what can be done with its device. For years, jailbreaking your iPhone was easy and allowed all sorts of custom freedom. It’s been a while since a simple jailbreak has been released. But this week, a Google researcher made an announcement that has the dying jailbreak community ready to get crackin’.
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The Automobile 2.0: Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf vs Tesla Model 3 Long Range - Motor Trend

The Automobile 2.0: Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf vs Tesla Model 3 Long Range - Motor Trend | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt & Nissan LEAF SL— the 1st comparison test of affordable long-range electric vehicles. Find out which one was named the winner!
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