Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo

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Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon EchoTwo security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazon Echo. Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, who make up Team Fluoroacetate, scored $60,000 in bug bounties for […]

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Original Content podcast: Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising start

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Original Content podcast: Apple’s star-studded ‘Morning Show’ gets off to a bumpy-but-promising startWe weren’t sure what to expect from the launch of Apple’s new subscription streaming service. There were reports that the company was committed to staying family friendly, rather than exploring the adult content and creative liberties that both premium cable and streaming can […]

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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together

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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘mini cheetah’ robots out for a group demonstration on campus recently – and the result is an adorable, impressive display of the current state of robotic technology in action. The school’s […]

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Startups Weekly: Airbnb’s growing pains

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Startups Weekly: Airbnb’s growing painsHello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Uber’s new “money” team. Before that, I told you about how SoftBank is screwing […]

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Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

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Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in IndiaMore women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, but part of the […]

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