Hoverboards Recalled For Fire and Explosion Risks — Again

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled hoverboards from several companies over concerns the devices could catch fire or explode. The series of recalls affects roughly 16,000 hoverboards from brands including iHoverspeed, Sonic Smart Wheels, Tech Drift, iLive, Go Wheels, Drone Nerds, LayZ Board and Smart Balance Wheel. All the brands of self-balancing scooters share a common problem: lithium-ion batteries that could potentially overheat and…

November 15, 2017
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Ethereum startup Parity says it knew about flaw in multi-signature wallets for months but didn’t address it, leading to $150M+ in lost ether (Jordan Pearson/Motherboard)

November 15, 2017

Jordan Pearson / Motherboard: Ethereum startup Parity says it knew about flaw in multi-signature wallets for months but didn’t address it, leading to $150M+ in lost ether  —  Parity released its postmortem of the incident on Wednesday.  —  After someone going by “Devops199” managed to permanently lock up millions … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Amazon Is Cutting Prices at Whole Foods Again

An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon is giving Whole Foods shoppers an early gift for the holidays. The grocer announced Wednesday it’s slashing prices again, this time on several “holiday staples,” including sweet potatoes, canned pumpkin and turkey. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll pay even less for turkey: Whole Foods slashed turkey prices to $1.99 per pound (compared to $2.49 for non-Prime members), or $2.99 per pound…

November 15, 2017
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BrandPost: Accelerate Data Delivery to Support Developers and Make Better Decisions

Some of the world’s largest companies are making huge efficiency gains by adopting DataOps to eliminate data friction that is slowing innovation. DataOps is the alignment of people, process, and technology to enable the rapid, automated, and secure management of data. It improves individual and team outcomes by decreasing the distance between data sources and users and accelerating data flow.  In this five-part blog series, I will examine the process enhancements…

November 15, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: Counting database costs: inflexible databases are unaffordable databases

“Movement and change are the essence of our being; rigidity is death.” —Virginia Woolf In the previous post we talked about the mega-trend towards elasticity in the enterprise software stack, and how the database layer is not keeping pace with developments in the web, application and storage layers. We also asserted that this limits business agility and constrains innovation. Most importantly we referred to the serious cost implications of an…

November 15, 2017
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Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

November 15, 2017

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more  —  Also, the Nexus Player is back  —  Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

Marilynn Marchione, reporting for Associated Press: Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind…

November 15, 2017
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