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From GeekWire: This unconventional education group draws support from video game pioneer Gabe Newell, using hip hop, auto mechanics and more to inspire students

Seattle’s Foundry10 is a fascinating, enigmatic research organization that investigates learning and supports education through a crazy constellation of programs — which all makes sense when you learn who co-founded the effort. Foundry10 helps kids practice and compete in hip hop. It supports an automotive program where high school students build award-winning electric drag racers. The endeavor provides free virtual reality headsets and digital audio supplies to teachers and community groups internationally. It offers paid internships, mostly to high school students, to explore their passions in technology and the arts. The range of projects goes on, literally filling a giant… Read More

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From Krebs on Security: Carbon Emissions: Oversharing Bug Puts Security Vendor Back in Spotlight

Last week, security firm DirectDefense came under fire for over-hyping claims that Cb Response, a cybersecurity product sold by competitor Carbon Black, was leaking proprietary from customers who use it. Carbon Black responded that the bug identified by its competitor was a feature, and that customers were amply cautioned in advance about the potential privacy risks of using the feature. Now Carbon Black is warning that an internal review has revealed a wholly separate bug in Cb Response that could in fact result in certain customers unintentionally sharing sensitive files.

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From BGR: The 2nd-gen August smart lock everyone loves is currently discounted on Amazon

Are you seriously still carrying house keys with you everywhere you go? It’s 2017, ladies and gentlemen, and there’s simply no reason to still have an old “dumb” lock on your front door. There are tons of smart locks out there that will let you unlock your deadbolt securely without the need for a key, but one shines a bit brighter than all the rest. That’s right, we’re talking about the 2nd Generation August Smart Lock. It installs in just minutes using nothing but a screw driver, and it works with your existing deadbolt so you don’t even need to get new keys. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

Here are the key details from the product page:

  • Control your door with your smartphone.
    Keep your existing deadbolt. Installs in minutes on the inside of your door.
    Grant or restrict access to visitors anytime.
    Automatically locks your door as you leave and auto-unlocks as you approach.
    Voice Control – Lock your door using Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or the Google Assistant.
    Track who is coming and going with a 24/7 activity log on your smartphone.
    (Voice control with Alexa and the Assistant requires August Connect)

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From Digital Trends: 2018 Honda Fit first drive review

Sporting a revised look, new tech features and improved driving dynamics, the latest iteration of the Honda Fit offers more bang for the buck than ever before. We got a close look at the refreshed third generation.
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From GeekWire: How STRIVR expanded its VR sports training platform to Walmart associates and NFL referees

STRIVR made a name for itself in the sports world as one of the top startups using virtual reality to help professional and college teams train their players. But in the past few months, the business opportunity for STRIVR has skyrocketed beyond sports — that’s what happens when a giant like Walmart comes knocking on the door. Founded in 2015 by former Stanford football kicker Derek Belch and Stanford associate professor Jeremy Bailenson, STRIVR has developed a virtual reality platform used by teams across all the big sports leagues. Players strap on a headset and use STRIVR’s software to watch immersive, 360-degree video… Read More

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From Tech Insider: Mark Zuckerberg will take two months off when his second daughter is born (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave when his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth to their second daughter, he shared in a post to the social network.

Zuckerberg did something similar back in 2015, when the couple welcomed their first daughter, Max. 

Facebook offers its US employees up to four months of paid parental leave which they can take throughout the year. When Max was born, Zuckerberg took his time all at once; this time, Zuckerberg writes, he’ll take a month off to be with his family immediately following the birth, and then he’ll go on leave again for the entire month of December.

Zuckerberg also notes that “when working parents take time to be with their newborns, it’s good for the entire family.”

“And I’m pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back,” writes Zuckerberg.

While Zuckerberg is out, it isn’t immediately clear how the social network plans to manage its leadership. However, it seems likely that top Facebook execs like COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer will step up to fill the gap. 

Read Zuckerberg’s full post below:


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From Tech: Clocky is an alarm clock on wheels that will roll away from your sleepy head


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Sleepyheads around the world have developed a host of tricks to wake themselves up. Some use extra loud alarm clocks or set a handful of different devices to go off at once. And yet, so many of us still end up snoozing — and then dashing to work at a sprint. 

Meet Clocky, the alarm clock on wheels. Clocky goes off at the appointed time… but that’s where the normal part ends. If you don’t get up, it rolls off your bedside table and starts zooming around your room, beeping like mad. You’ve got to get out of bed and track the little guy down to turn it off—at which point we pretty much guarantee you’ll be wide awake. Read more…

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From Digital Trends: Deep Silver and Ys Net sign publishing deal for Kickstarter darling ‘Shenmue 3’

As the publisher, Deep Silver confirms that Shenmue 3 will release both physically and digitally exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and PC. The release date is currently scheduled for the second half of 2018.

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From Engadget RSS Feed: USA Today teams with Instagram to livestream the solar eclipse

The USA Today Network has announced that in collaboration with Instagram, it will livestream the total solar eclipse on August 21st. The feed will feature real-time video broadcasts by journalists in areas along the eclipse’s path of totality. Report…

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