To drive sales, retailers like Target, Walmart, and Tesco are increasingly selling ads and search keywords on their websites to consumer goods companies (Reuters)

July 29, 2018

Reuters: To drive sales, retailers like Target, Walmart, and Tesco are increasingly selling ads and search keywords on their websites to consumer goods companies  —  BERLIN/CHICAGO (Reuters) – People with hay fever hate dust.  That was the premise of a marketing drive launched by British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Magic Leap Offers a First Look At Its Mixed Reality OS

TechCrunch’s Lucas Matney describes the Lumin operating system that will power Magic Leap’s upcoming Magic Leap One mixed reality headset: Alright, first, this is what the Magic Leap One home screen will apparently look like, it’s worth noting that it appears that Magic Leap will have some of its own stock apps on the device, which was completely expected but they haven’t discussed much about. Also worth noting is that…

July 29, 2018
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Mozilla Is Working On a Chrome-Like ‘Site Isolation’ Feature For Firefox

An anonymous reader writes: “The Mozilla Foundation, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is working on adding a new feature to its browser that is similar to the Site Isolation feature that Google rolled out to Chrome users this year,” reports Bleeping Computer. “[Chrome’s] Site Isolation works by opening a new browser process for any domain/site the user loads in a tab.” The feature has been recently rolled out to…

July 29, 2018
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Intel’s 10nm ‘Cannon Lake’ Processors Won’t Arrive Until Late 2019

At the company’s second quarter 2018 financial results conference call, Intel chief engineering officer Venkata Renduchintala said the “Cannon Lake” 10mn processors won’t appear in products until the 2019 holiday season. “The systems on shelves that we expect in holiday 2019 will be client systems, with data center products to follow shortly after,” Renduchintala said. Interim CEO Robert Swan went on to tout the company’s “very good lineup” of 14nm…

July 29, 2018
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The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: In a scrapyard in Massachusetts, the YouTuber known as Rich Rebuilds runs a pair of jumper cables from a broken down Tesla Model S to a deep cycle battery. “We may hear some clicks,” he says, as he prepares to connect the second lead. “We may hear some buzzing. The car may explode. I don’t know what’s gonna happen.” As a self-described…

July 29, 2018
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Samsung’s ‘Unbreakable’ OLED Display Gets Certified

Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, just introduced a flexible OLED panel that has a transparent plastic cover already attached, emulating the properties of glass but retaining the screen’s innate flexibility. The screen is so durability that it’s been certified by UL (formerly known as Underwriters Laboratories). The Verge reports: Samsung, describing the new panel as unbreakable, reports that it has withstood UL’s military-standards tests of 26 successive drops…

July 29, 2018
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Boston Globe Outs Secret TSA Tracking Program ‘Quiet Skies’ At Airports

The Boston Globe reports of a previously undisclosed program, called “Quiet Skies,” that targets travelers who “are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening Data Base.” The insights come from a TSA bulletin in March that describes the program’s goal as thwarting threats to commercial aircraft “posed by unknown or partially known terrorists. The program “gives the agency broad discretion over which air travelers…

July 29, 2018
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Shareholder Sues Facebook After Stock Plunge

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were sued on Friday in what could be the first of many lawsuits over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media company that wiped out about $120 billion of shareholder wealth. The complaint filed by shareholder James Kacouris in Manhattan federal court accused Facebook, Zuckerberg and Chief Financial Officer David Wehner of making misleading…

July 29, 2018
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