From TechCrunch: Crunch Report | SoftBank Vision Fund Sequels

SoftBank is planning to create $100 billion Vision Fund sequels, Chariot is temporarily paused in San Francisco and Stitch Fix shows us what a good IPO looks like. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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From Slashdot: Body Camera Study Shows No Effect On Police Use of Force Or Citizen Complaints

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers’ use of force, at least in the nation’s capital. That’s the conclusion of a study performed a…

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From GeekWire: Satellite readings track how climate change is thinning out mountain glaciers

Mount Rainier elevation change
Elevation readings captured by satellites confirm that glaciers in the western United States are fading away at a worrisome rate. The fade-out isn’t a surprise, considering the rise in global mean temperatures that’s ascribed to climate change. The new twist has to do with how the measurements were made. University of Washington researcher David Shean looked back at satellite readings that have been amassed in databases, plus fresh readings that are being taken by DigitalGlobe’s constellation of GeoEye and WorldView satellites. An analysis of the data, facilitated with NASA’s Ames Stereo Pipeline software, produces a 3-D elevation model of mountainous… Read More

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From GeekWire: Satellite readings track how climate change is thinning out mountain glaciers

Mount Rainier elevation change
Elevation readings captured by satellites confirm that glaciers in the western United States are fading away at a worrisome rate. The fade-out isn’t a surprise, considering the rise in global mean temperatures that’s ascribed to climate change. The new twist has to do with how the measurements were made. University of Washington researcher David Shean looked back at satellite readings that have been amassed in databases, plus fresh readings that are being taken by DigitalGlobe’s constellation of GeoEye and WorldView satellites. An analysis of the data, facilitated with NASA’s Ames Stereo Pipeline software, produces a 3-D elevation model of mountainous… Read More

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From BGR: Apple won’t try and upsell iPhone buyers on the iPhone X

Amid reports that iPhone 8 sales are reportedly falling below expectations, with the CEO of Rogers Communications going so far as to call iPhone 8 demand “anemic,” Apple’s financial prospects for the next year rest heavily on the company’s highly anticipated iPhone X. Set to hit store shelves on November 3, initial iPhone X supply will reportedly fall in the 2-3 million range at launch, which is to say that many interested buyers may have to wait until late 2017 or even early 2018 before getting Apple’s next-gen iPhone in their hands.

With so much riding on the iPhone X, one can be forgiven for assuming that Apple — supply issues notwithstanding — might push prospective iPhone buyers to opt for the more margin-friendly iPhone X as opposed to less profitable devices like the iPhone 8 or even iPhone 7.

Addressing this question head-on, Apple retail executive Angela Ahrendts told CNBC today that Apple store employees will assuredly not try and upsell customers on the iPhone X. On the contrary, employees will simply try and recommend a device that best suits what a given customer is looking for.

Wwhile in Chicago to help celebrate the opening of a new flagship store along the Chicago riverwalk, Ahrendts said the following during her CNBC interview.

Internally we said the tagline was ‘an iPhone for everyone. I prefer that we ask you who you’re buying it for. If they’re 6 or 7 years old, what do they need? If it’s someone who’s leaning into something else, what do they need? We do that with Mac, we do that with iPad, why wouldn’t we do that with [the] phone?

Drawing an analogy to the fashion world — which the former Burberry CEO certainly understands better than most anyone — Ahrendts also intimated that the customer relationship in the long-run easily outweighs any gains to be had by selling consumers a higher-margin device that they really don’t need.

“The way we look at it is building a relationship,” Ahrendts explained. “It’s no different from fashion. Don’t you go back to someone who’s taken really good care of you, who you trust, to make you a better version of yourself?”

All that said, with the iPhone X representing the first real redesign to the iPhone form factor since 2014, I’m pretty sure that Apple won’t be needing to convince anyone to opt for the iPhone X over the iPhone 8.

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From Latest Hacking News: US Government is thinking about giving more control to consumers on their Data due to Equifax Hack

We’ll be observing the effects for “quite a hundred years until everybody is dead that was revealed by this breach,”
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From Latest Hacking News: Your School can now check your Browser History according to the new Rules by Denmark Government

The motion seeks to make it more stressful for students to cheat in exams. As a section of the new rules, schools
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From Latest Hacking News: Another Vulnerability is found in Intel Management Engine which allows execution of Code with no Digital Fingerprint

Taking advantage of Intel ME technology, within which attackers can execute unsigned code on the target machine. This leads to a
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From Engadget RSS Feed: Vector plans three ‘microsatellite’ launches in Virginia

Virginia’s governor announced that microsatellite delivery company Vector has arranged a trio of launches from the state’s spaceport on Wallops Island. While the notice gave no information on the payloads or customers, they will be very small compare…

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