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Google’s location tracking could earn it yet another record fine from the EU

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Google has been dealt two huge blows in Europe in recent years, where antitrust investigations have ruled the company abused is position in search as well as in the mobile market. The company received two record fines as a result, which added up to more than €6.74 billion ($7.66 billion). On top of that, a third investigation is in the works and could bring over additional fines.

To top things off, the European Union might decide to investigate Google’s location tracking practices in the near future, in light of the recent revelation that Google is tracking you even when you think it’s not able to. That’s because the entire EU is now governed by stronger laws when it comes to user data privacy, the GDPR rules, and lawmakers will surely want to enforce them to prevent breaches from tech giants.

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Google’s location tracking could earn it yet another record fine from the EU originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 at 00:32:48 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tom Cruise might make Green Lantern his first superhero role

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In brightest day, in blackest night, here’s a rumor that might not be right — but Tom Cruise, according to the Internet grapevine, has apparently been looking at playing the titular hero in Warner Bros.’s upcoming Green Lantern Corps. That’s according to online accounts including one from celebrity rumor site Crazy Days and Nights, reporting on what would be the first superhero role for the veteran Mission Impossible actor.

The site originally published some detail about the movie earlier this year without mentioning Cruise and has only just now done so. In addition to the warning about taking this with a grain of salt since Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed casting yet, reporting has also come out about the potential of Cruise joining the film — but only if his Green Lantern character doesn’t die at the end.

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Tom Cruise might make Green Lantern his first superhero role originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 at 23:34:49 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lawsuits over Elon Musk’s ‘funding secured’ tweet could potentially cost Tesla billions

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Early last week, Elon Musk took to Twitter and said that funding to take Tesla private at $420/share was secured. In the wake of Musk’s tweet, Tesla shares immediately jumped by more than 10%, effectively putting some serious pressure on Tesla short sellers in the process. As we would later find out, funding for Musk’s plan was not, in fact, secured in any sense of the word.

Before long, accusations that Musk engaged in blatant stock manipulation began making the rounds. Not surprisingly, the bizarre tweet put Tesla’s mercurial CEO in hot water, with the SEC last week even launching a preliminary investigation into the matter. The SEC, though, could be the least of Tesla’s worries.

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Lawsuits over Elon Musk’s ‘funding secured’ tweet could potentially cost Tesla billions originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 at 22:30:48 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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JD Power gives T-Mobile a tiny gold star for having the best retail experience

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One of the many, many things that T-Mobile likes making fun of other carriers for is their customer service. Going into any wireless store to get stuff done is often an exercise in frustration — retail store employees are oftentime stuck using a half-assed set of tools to do a purchase, and combine that with the pressure that employees often face to attach extra accessories or insurance by any means, and you have a perfect recipe for a frustrating experience.

T-Mobile is still a carrier — despite what its slogan might say — but according to JD Power, it’s the best of the bunch. The notorious satisfaction survey farm has come out with its latest and catchily-named Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Performance Study, and T-Mobile beat out all the other big carriers to win first place.

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Sony announces two new games to celebrate selling 3 million VR headsets

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We still don’t know how many Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headsets have been sold, but Sony, meanwhile, is trumpeting a milestone figure today: Three million.

That’s the number of PlayStation VR systems that Sony announced via a blog post today it has now sold. That also includes the sale of some 21.9 million PS VR games and experiences.

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Forget curing cancer: Scientists have discovered the perfect way to break spaghetti

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With all the incredible medical and technological advancements coming out of the scientific community these days you might not think that researchers would be spending time studying spaghetti, but you’d be wrong. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MIT scientists explain how to correctly break strands of the stringy pasta in half.

If you’ve ever made spaghetti you’ll be very familiar with this particular problem: Dry spaghetti strands don’t fit perfectly in most stovetop pots. You can either drop them in at full length and let them hang over the edge as the bottom half goes soft to snap them in half, in which case you’ll end up with a bunch of smaller pasta chunks and a metric ton of tiny spaghetti fragments that aren’t good for much of anything.

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Looks like Facebook overreacted with that Boston data firm it suspended last month

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Facebook acted fast last month to suspend a Boston-based data analytics firm, Crimson Hexagon, from accessing Facebook and Instagram once reports surfaced suggesting the social network might have another Cambridge Analytica flap on its hands.

Turns out, everything’s fine now.

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Self-driving cars are delivering groceries in Arizona right now

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That future we’ve been hearing so much about is actually starting to take shape — at least if you live in Scottsdale, Arizona. A partnership between Kroger and Nuro, a recent entrant to the self-driving car world, started delivering actual results in the shape of groceries on Thursday. The grocery chain is using Nuro’s self-driving vehicles to do grocery deliveries in the area, using safety drivers at first, but with plans to move to completely autonomous vehicles in the near future..

Customers can shop using Kroger’s pre-existing grocery delivery site, and for now, the only real difference is that they won’t actually get help unloading the stuff from the delivery vehicle. Even though there will be a safety driver inside the car, customers will need to meet the vehicle on the curb and help unload, preparing everyone for a future when there isn’t a human inside the vehicle.

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Self-driving cars are delivering groceries in Arizona right now originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 at 20:00:07 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google just confirmed it still monitors your location data even with that setting turned off

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The Internet lit up earlier this week with headlines all stemming from an Associated Press investigation that came to this creepy conclusion about Google: the search giant still tracks your location data even after you’ve essentially told it not to.

Now, Google has essentially confirmed that’s indeed what happens. The AP followed up that earlier story with a report today about revised language on a Google help page explaining how its “Location History” setting works. Google hasn’t changed the practice reported earlier this week, the AP makes clear, referring to its findings that several Google apps and websites store a user’s location even if they turn off Location History.

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Google just confirmed it still monitors your location data even with that setting turned off originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 at 19:34:42 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This nearly 100-million-year-old beetle is preserved so well it practically looks alive

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Fossilized tree sap, called amber, is an absolutely amazing substance. It lasts for an incredibly long time, and it has yielded some of the most incredible fossil discoveries of our time. If you need more evidence that amber is a paleontologists’ best friend, look no further than the new paper published today in Current Biology.

The study reveals the discovery of an ancient beetle perfectly preserved in tree sap believed to be nearly 100 million years old. 100 million years. It’s a length of time that is almost unfathomable, but there the amber sits with the unlucky beetle still stuck inside. Mother Nature sure is neat.

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