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Google OnHub review: looks great, is most user-friendly, but performance and functionality aren't worth the $200 price (Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica)

2 hours 21 min ago

Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google OnHub review: looks great, is most user-friendly, but performance and functionality aren't worth the $200 price  —  Google OnHub review—Google's smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith  —  Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router.  Tomorrow?  We have no idea.  (Ok, maybe some idea.)

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A look at some of the real-life apps and tools used in Mr. Robot, a TV drama about hacking (Yael Grauer/Wired)

4 hours 11 min ago

Yael Grauer / Wired:
A look at some of the real-life apps and tools used in Mr. Robot, a TV drama about hacking  —  A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox  —  The bar wasn't exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network's Mr. Robot launched, but the show has gone on to surprise everyone.

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Former FireEye intern pleads guilty to developing Dendroid spyware for Android; sentencing scheduled for Dec. 2 (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 7:05pm

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Former FireEye intern pleads guilty to developing Dendroid spyware for Android; sentencing scheduled for Dec. 2  —  Former security intern admits developing super-stealthy Android spyware  —  Dendroid cost $300, made it easy to take pictures and record audio and video.

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Epix signs multi-year distribution deal with Hulu, will not renew its deal with Netflix after current agreement expires in September (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:20pm

Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Epix signs multi-year distribution deal with Hulu, will not renew its deal with Netflix after current agreement expires in September  —  Netflix Is Losing More Hollywood Movies, and Says You'll Be OK With That  —  Netflix says it's not renewing a distribution deal with cable network Epix …

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Sources: Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 will support streaming service next year, but won't have App Store or direct Siri controls (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:20pm

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 will support streaming service next year, but won't have App Store or direct Siri controls  —  Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service  —  Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber

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Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 9:30am

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You  —  Here's a big problem with secret spying programs in the US: To dismantle them with a lawsuit, someone has to prove that their privacy rights were infringed.  And that proof is almost always a secret.

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Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:45am

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results  —  With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it's expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes.

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