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  45. <title>Amazon's Kindle Voyage May Be Over</title>
  46. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/u_59J92DQg4/amazons-kindle-voyage-may-be-over</link>
  47. <description>Amazon's Kindle e-reader family seems to have lost a member along the way, with the disappearance of the Voyage from its Kindle Family listing. From a report: The site now lists just three models in its lineup of eight configurations, the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis. Good e-Reader first noticed this a few weeks back, saying the Voyage seems to have vanished in July. In years past when Amazon has refreshed its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets, it has done it in the summer or fall. The high-end Oasis was last updated in October 2017, but the most recent midline Paperwhite last saw changes in 2015, and the basic Kindle in 2016. Chances are one or both of the older models will receive an update in the near future.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  56. <dc:creator>msmash</dc:creator>
  57. <dc:date>2018-08-20T16:24:00+00:00</dc:date>
  58. <dc:subject>business</dc:subject>
  59. <slash:department>silence-before-the-storm</slash:department>
  60. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  61. <slash:comments>15</slash:comments>
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  65. <title>IGN Pulls Ex-Editor's Posts After Dozens More Plagiarism Accusations Surface</title>
  66. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/7aqjdkfdGOw/ign-pulls-ex-editors-posts-after-dozens-more-plagiarism-accusations-surface</link>
  67. <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: The gaming site IGN is working to remove all of the posts written by former editor Filip Miucin, who was fired two weeks ago for plagiarism, after internet sleuths found that dozens of his articles and videos copied or rephrased from other websites without attribution. "We've seen enough now, both from the thread and our own searches, that we're taking down pretty much everything he did," IGN reviews editor Dan Stapleton wrote on Twitter last night, referring to a thread on the gaming forum ResetEra cataloging the allegations. For days, people had pointed out more similarities between Miucin's work and various other articles and message board posts. The plan, IGN editors said, is to scrutinize all of the work Miucin has published since the site hired him last October, then figure out what can be restored. IGN's editors also said they hope to re-review the games he reviewed, including ports of Doom and Skyrim on Switch, both which have been replaced by the same message: "This article has been removed due to concerns over similarities to work by other authors. The author of this article is no longer employed by IGN." In the recent days, Miucin has been accused of copying a Bayonetta 2 review from Polygon, copying from a video that took word-for-word from a NeoGAF post, and a number of videos in which Miucin read excerpts from Wikipedia about topics like Super Mario Odyssey and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero as if he had written them. The list even includes an Octopath Traveler article that copied from one of his own IGN colleague's reviews, much to that writer's dismay. Even his Linkedin resume is copied from a job template website, Kotaku reported.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  76. <dc:creator>msmash</dc:creator>
  77. <dc:date>2018-08-20T15:31:00+00:00</dc:date>
  78. <dc:subject>games</dc:subject>
  79. <slash:department>for-the-record</slash:department>
  80. <slash:section>games</slash:section>
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  85. <title>Gmail Now Lets You Send Self-Destructing 'Confidential Mode' Emails From Your Phone</title>
  86. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/mUXKiT6N8AU/gmail-now-lets-you-send-self-destructing-confidential-mode-emails-from-your-phone</link>
  87. <description>Google has rolled out its 'confidential mode' for setting a self-destruct date on email to mobile devices. From a report: Confidential mode came with the search company's big redesign of Gmail announced earlier this year and became the default for consumer Gmail users in July, while G Suite business customers still have a few months to make the switch. The data-protection feature is now available on mobile devices, Google announced via a tweet. Google promotes the Gmail feature as a way to protect sensitive information by allowing users to set an expiration date for individual messages or revoke access to messages already sent. The feature also prevents recipients from forwarding, copying, printing or downloading its content and allows users to require recipients to enter a one-time code sent via SMS to view the email. The authentication feature is intended to protect information in the event of the recipient's email account being hijacked. Further reading: Does Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' Go Far Enough?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  96. <dc:creator>msmash</dc:creator>
  97. <dc:date>2018-08-20T14:54:00+00:00</dc:date>
  98. <dc:subject>google</dc:subject>
  99. <slash:department>out-now</slash:department>
  100. <slash:section>technology</slash:section>
  101. <slash:comments>50</slash:comments>
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  105. <title>Bank of England Chief Economist Warns On AI jobs Threat</title>
  106. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/dKXc6y-R-ag/bank-of-england-chief-economist-warns-on-ai-jobs-threat</link>
  107. <description>The chief economist of the Bank of England has warned that the UK will need a skills revolution to avoid "large swathes" of people becoming "technologically unemployed" as artificial intelligence makes many jobs obsolete. From a report: Andy Haldane said the possible disruption of what is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution could be "on a much greater scale" than anything felt during the First Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. He said that he had seen a widespread "hollowing out" of the jobs market, rising inequality, social tension and many people struggling to make a living. It was important to learn the "lessons of history", he argued, and ensure that people were given the training to take advantage of the new jobs that would become available. He added that in the past a safety net such as new welfare benefits had also been provided.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  116. <dc:creator>msmash</dc:creator>
  117. <dc:date>2018-08-20T14:13:00+00:00</dc:date>
  118. <dc:subject>ai</dc:subject>
  119. <slash:department>prepare-for-tomorrow</slash:department>
  120. <slash:section>slashdot</slash:section>
  121. <slash:comments>71</slash:comments>
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  125. <title>Saint Louis University Is Outfitting Student Living Spaces With Thousands of Echo Dots</title>
  126. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/NmNVsBM80yw/saint-louis-university-is-outfitting-student-living-spaces-with-thousands-of-echo-dots</link>
  127. <description>Saint Louis University announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots. The smart speakers will be ready by the time classes start later this month. TechCrunch reports: SLU is quick to note that it's "the first college or university in the country to bring Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, managed by Alexa for Business, into every student residence hall room and student apartment on campus." It's certainly not the first to adopt Amazon's smart speakers, but it's among the largest scale for this sort of deployment. While the product has become a mainstay in plenty of American homes, it does seem like an odd choice dorms and student campus. SLU has worked with Alexa for Business to create 100 custom questions, including, "What time does the library close tonight?" and "Where is the registrar's office?"
  128. The company addressed [the privacy concerns] on a privacy page, writing: "Because of our use of the Amazon Alexa for Business (A4B) platform, your Echo Dot is managed by a central system dedicated to SLU. This system is not tied to individual accounts and does not maintain any personal information for any of our users, so all use currently is anonymous. Additionally, neither Alexa nor the Alexa for Business management system maintains recordings of any questions that are asked."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  137. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  138. <dc:date>2018-08-20T13:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  139. <dc:subject>education</dc:subject>
  140. <slash:department>scaled-to-size</slash:department>
  141. <slash:section>news</slash:section>
  142. <slash:comments>117</slash:comments>
  143. <slash:hit_parade>117,116,74,62,18,8,6</slash:hit_parade>
  144. <feedburner:origLink>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2128225/saint-louis-university-is-outfitting-student-living-spaces-with-thousands-of-echo-dots?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  145. <item rdf:about="https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2219215/google-is-poised-to-open-its-first-permanent-retail-store?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  146. <title>Google Is Poised To Open Its First Permanent Retail Store</title>
  147. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/9SkvKDNC7oQ/google-is-poised-to-open-its-first-permanent-retail-store</link>
  148. <description>Google is planning to open a 14,000 square-foot retail store in Chicago's Fulton Market district, according to local media reports from Crain's Chicago Business and Chicago Tribune. While Google has opened pop-up stores in the past, this would be its first permanent location. Ad Age reports: In 2015, Google abandoned plans to open a store in New York City, after spending $6 million renovating the 131 Greene St. location, Crain's New York Business reported at the time. The Chicago store would give Google a bricks-and-mortar location to show off its expanding line of products, including Pixel phones, Daydream VR headsets, Nest products and more. The location Google is eyeing in Chicago is just a few blocks from Google's Midwest headquarters. The Fulton Market neighborhood, part of Chicago's West Loop, is formerly a meatpacking district. It has been transformed in recent years and is now home to some of Chicago's hottest restaurants. The report notes that there's still a future in brick-and-mortar locations, citing Amazon's interest in Whole Foods and the fact that retail stores have been a key part of Apple's strategy. Microsoft operates stores in 35 states.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  149. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Google+Is+Poised+To+Open+Its+First+Permanent+Retail+Store%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ONviba"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  156. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2219215/google-is-poised-to-open-its-first-permanent-retail-store?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498534&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/9SkvKDNC7oQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  157. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  158. <dc:date>2018-08-20T11:11:00+00:00</dc:date>
  159. <dc:subject>business</dc:subject>
  160. <slash:department>welcome-to-the-neighborhood</slash:department>
  161. <slash:section>apple</slash:section>
  162. <slash:comments>41</slash:comments>
  163. <slash:hit_parade>41,39,17,13,4,2,0</slash:hit_parade>
  164. <feedburner:origLink>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2219215/google-is-poised-to-open-its-first-permanent-retail-store?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  165. <item rdf:about="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2142237/construction-begins-on-1-billion-telescope-that-will-take-pictures-10-times-sharper-than-hubbles?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  166. <title>Construction Begins On $1 Billion Telescope That Will Take Pictures 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble's</title>
  167. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/nTzRXNnQTDw/construction-begins-on-1-billion-telescope-that-will-take-pictures-10-times-sharper-than-hubbles</link>
  168. <description>The $1 billion Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile is officially under construction with a scheduled date of operation in 2024. The telescope "will have an array of seven enormous mirrors totaling 80 feet in diameter, giving it 10 times the precision of the Hubble telescope," reports Quartz. "Among its advances is technology to help it correct for the distorting effect of Earth's atmosphere by using software to make hundreds of adjustments per second to its array of secondary mirrors." From the report: The project's architects, a consortium of universities and institutions in the U.S., Korea, and Australia, chose to build in Chile's Atacama desert for its clear, dry skies. Astronomers will use the Magellan Telescope to study the origins of elements and the birth of stars and galaxies, and to examine planets that have been identified as potentially harboring life. Mother Nature Network has an article highlighting nine of the largest new telescopes expected to begin operation in the next decade.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  169. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Construction+Begins+On+%241+Billion+Telescope+That+Will+Take+Pictures+10+Times+Sharper+Than+Hubble's%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2vZatTg"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  176. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2142237/construction-begins-on-1-billion-telescope-that-will-take-pictures-10-times-sharper-than-hubbles?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498502&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/nTzRXNnQTDw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  177. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  178. <dc:date>2018-08-20T07:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  179. <dc:subject>earth</dc:subject>
  180. <slash:department>next-gen-telescopes</slash:department>
  181. <slash:section>science</slash:section>
  182. <slash:comments>73</slash:comments>
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  184. <feedburner:origLink>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2142237/construction-begins-on-1-billion-telescope-that-will-take-pictures-10-times-sharper-than-hubbles?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  185. <item rdf:about="https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/057227/apple-pulls-25000-apps-from-china-amid-a-barrage-of-state-media-criticism?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  186. <title>Apple Pulls 25,000 Apps From China Amid a Barrage of State-Media Criticism</title>
  187. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/BBPFLXzUSZg/apple-pulls-25000-apps-from-china-amid-a-barrage-of-state-media-criticism</link>
  188. <description>Apple has pulled more than 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store in China after coming under fire from state media for not doing enough to filter out banned material. From a report: "Gambling apps are illegal and not allowed on the App Store in China," Apple said in a statement Monday. "We have already removed many apps and developers for trying to distribute illegal gambling apps on our App Store, and we are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store." The removals were reported earlier by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday, which said 25,000 apps were pulled. Apple didn't confirm that number. It offers more than 1.8 million apps in China, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Removing 25,000 apps would amount to about 1.4% of that total.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  197. <dc:creator>msmash</dc:creator>
  198. <dc:date>2018-08-20T05:30:00+00:00</dc:date>
  199. <dc:subject>apple</dc:subject>
  200. <slash:department>not-doing-enough</slash:department>
  201. <slash:section>apple</slash:section>
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  204. <feedburner:origLink>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/057227/apple-pulls-25000-apps-from-china-amid-a-barrage-of-state-media-criticism?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  205. <item rdf:about="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/0457247/bittorrent-founder-bram-cohen-has-left-the-company?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  206. <title>BitTorrent Founder Bram Cohen Has Left the Company</title>
  207. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/ogpjjmH6kTc/bittorrent-founder-bram-cohen-has-left-the-company</link>
  208. <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Bram Cohen, a co-founder of BitTorrent, the company which oversees the development of eponymous P2P protocol, has left its board, he told TorrentFreak. The revelation comes weeks after the file-sharing service provider said it had been acquired by blockchain startup Tron. It remains unclear exactly when Cohen, who also served as a lead engineer at the firm for years, made the decision to part ways with the company. He hinted to TechCrunch last year that, as of August, he was no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. The departure of Cohen underscores BitTorrent's long battle to find a lucrative business model. The company, the services of which are used by more than 100 million customers, has long struggled to find new applications of its platform and avenues to bring home some cash. In 2016, the company announced a mobile music and video streaming service [called] BitTorrent Now, which it abruptly shut down months later while also firing its co-CEOs. Last year, the company shut down its much hyped live streaming service BitTorrent Live, which Variety described as a brainchild of Cohen.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  217. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  218. <dc:date>2018-08-20T05:05:00+00:00</dc:date>
  219. <dc:subject>business</dc:subject>
  220. <slash:department>parting-of-the-ways</slash:department>
  221. <slash:section>technology</slash:section>
  222. <slash:comments>36</slash:comments>
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  224. <feedburner:origLink>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/0457247/bittorrent-founder-bram-cohen-has-left-the-company?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
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  226. <title>Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It</title>
  227. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/oWeUC_NMTQ0/vitamin-d-the-sunshine-supplement-has-shadowy-money-behind-it</link>
  228. <description>The New York Times tells the story of Dr. Michael Holick, a Boston University endocrinologist "who perhaps more than anyone else is responsible for creating a billion-dollar vitamin D sales and testing juggernaut." From the report: Dr. Holick's role in drafting national vitamin D guidelines, and the embrace of his message by mainstream doctors and wellness gurus alike, have helped push supplement sales to $936 million in 2017. That's a ninefold increase over the previous decade. Lab tests for vitamin D deficiency have spiked, too: Doctors ordered more than 10 million for Medicare patients in 2016, up 547 percent since 2007, at a cost of $365 million. But few of the Americans swept up in the vitamin D craze are likely aware that the industry has sent a lot of money Dr. Holick's way. A Kaiser Health News investigation for The New York Times found that he has used his prominent position in the medical community to promote practices that financially benefit corporations that have given him hundreds of thousands of dollars -- including drug makers, the indoor tanning industry and one of the country's largest commercial labs.
  229. In an interview, Dr. Holick acknowledged he has worked as a consultant to Quest Diagnostics, which performs vitamin D tests, since 1979. Dr. Holick, 72, said that industry funding "doesn't influence me in terms of talking about the health benefits of vitamin D." There is no question that the hormone is important. Without enough of it, bones can become thin, brittle and misshapen, causing a condition called rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. The issue is how much vitamin D is healthy, and what level constitutes deficiency.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  237. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2114211/vitamin-d-the-sunshine-supplement-has-shadowy-money-behind-it?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498474&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/oWeUC_NMTQ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  238. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  239. <dc:date>2018-08-20T03:30:00+00:00</dc:date>
  240. <dc:subject>medicine</dc:subject>
  241. <slash:department>show-me-the-money</slash:department>
  242. <slash:section>science</slash:section>
  243. <slash:comments>112</slash:comments>
  244. <slash:hit_parade>112,110,69,62,21,10,8</slash:hit_parade>
  245. <feedburner:origLink>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2114211/vitamin-d-the-sunshine-supplement-has-shadowy-money-behind-it?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  246. <item rdf:about="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2056223/apples-amsterdam-store-evacuated-after-ipad-battery-explodes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  247. <title>Apple's Amsterdam Store Evacuated After iPad Battery Explodes</title>
  248. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/2emz5lXvJDM/apples-amsterdam-store-evacuated-after-ipad-battery-explodes</link>
  249. <description>Slashdot readers radi0man and DeBaas report of an exploding iPad battery in Apple's Amsterdam store. DeBaas writes: An exploding iPad led to the Amsterdam Apple store being evacuated, as reported by 9to5mac and local news in dutch. The store reopened after the fire brigade ventilated the store. 9to5Mac notes that this is the third evacuation this year of an Apple store due to an exploding battery -- the other two were from iPhones. The iPad and its punctured battery were put in a container of sand after it exploded. No major injuries were reported, however, "three employees who experienced trouble breathing were treated by first responders," reports 9to5Mac.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  250. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Apple's+Amsterdam+Store+Evacuated+After+iPad+Battery+Explodes%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2OL33tN"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  257. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2056223/apples-amsterdam-store-evacuated-after-ipad-battery-explodes?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498458&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/2emz5lXvJDM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  258. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  259. <dc:date>2018-08-20T01:11:00+00:00</dc:date>
  260. <dc:subject>power</dc:subject>
  261. <slash:department>too-hot-to-handle</slash:department>
  262. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  263. <slash:comments>187</slash:comments>
  264. <slash:hit_parade>187,184,117,90,15,5,5</slash:hit_parade>
  265. <feedburner:origLink>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/2056223/apples-amsterdam-store-evacuated-after-ipad-battery-explodes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  266. <item rdf:about="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/182219/china-aims-to-narrow-cyberwarfare-gap-with-us?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  267. <title>China Aims To Narrow Cyberwarfare Gap With US</title>
  268. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/du-kG4qZd24/china-aims-to-narrow-cyberwarfare-gap-with-us</link>
  269. <description>According to the Department of Defense, China is looking to narrow the gap with the U.S. in terms of cyberwarfare capabilities. "The Pentagon report said that in recent years the Chinese army has emphasized the importance of cyberspace for national security because of the country's increasing reliance on its digital economy," reports ZDNet. "It said Chinese military strategists see cyber operations as a low-cost deterrent that can demonstrate capabilities and challenge an adversary." From the report: The DoD's annual report to congress (PDF) points to a Chinese international cyberspace cooperation strategy in March 2017, which called for the expedited development of a military "cyber force" as an important aspect of the country's defense strategy. However, the U.S. report said that China also believes its cyber capabilities and personnel lag behind those of the U.S. and that China "is working to improve training and bolster domestic innovation to overcome these perceived deficiencies and advance cyberspace operations." The report lists "cyber activities" directed against the DoD by China and said: "Computer systems around the world, including those owned by the U.S. government, continued to be targeted by China-based intrusions through 2017." It said these intrusions focused on accessing networks and extracting information, and said China uses its cyber capabilities to support intelligence collection against U.S. diplomatic, economic, academic, and defense sectors.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  270. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=China+Aims+To+Narrow+Cyberwarfare+Gap+With+US%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2L8u5ZY"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  277. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/182219/china-aims-to-narrow-cyberwarfare-gap-with-us?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498290&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/du-kG4qZd24" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  278. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  279. <dc:date>2018-08-19T23:23:00+00:00</dc:date>
  280. <dc:subject>usa</dc:subject>
  281. <slash:department>two-can-play-that-game</slash:department>
  282. <slash:section>news</slash:section>
  283. <slash:comments>47</slash:comments>
  284. <slash:hit_parade>47,46,23,14,4,1,0</slash:hit_parade>
  285. <feedburner:origLink>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/182219/china-aims-to-narrow-cyberwarfare-gap-with-us?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  286. <item rdf:about="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/1746218/americans-own-less-stuff-and-thats-reason-to-be-nervous?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  287. <title>'Americans Own Less Stuff, and That's Reason To Be Nervous'</title>
  288. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/lzfH_GBr1UM/americans-own-less-stuff-and-thats-reason-to-be-nervous</link>
  289. <description>Bloomberg's Tyler Cowen writes about "the erosion of personal ownership and what that will mean for our loyalties to traditional American concepts of capitalism and private property." An anonymous Slashdot reader shares the report: The main culprits for the change are software and the internet. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and other methods of online reading have revolutionized how Americans consume text. Fifteen years ago, people typically owned the books and magazines they were reading. Much less so now. If you look at the fine print, it turns out that you do not own the books on your Kindle. Amazon.com Inc. does. I do not consider this much of a practical problem. Although Amazon could obliterate the books on my Kindle, this has happened only in a very small number of cases, typically involving account abuse. Still, this licensing of e-books, instead of stacking books on a shelf, has altered our psychological sense of how we connect to what we read -- it is no longer truly "ours."
  290. The change in our relationship with physical objects does not stop there. We used to buy DVDs or video cassettes; now viewers stream movies or TV shows with Netflix. Even the company's disc-mailing service is falling out of favor. Music lovers used to buy compact discs; now Spotify and YouTube are more commonly used to hear our favorite tunes. Each of these changes is beneficial, yet I worry that Americans are, slowly but surely, losing their connection to the idea of private ownership. The nation was based on the notion that property ownership gives individuals a stake in the system. It set Americans apart from feudal peasants, taught us how property rights and incentives operate, and was a kind of training for future entrepreneurship. We're hardly at a point where American property has been abolished, but I am still nervous that we are finding ownership to be so inconvenient.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  298. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/1746218/americans-own-less-stuff-and-thats-reason-to-be-nervous?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498268&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/lzfH_GBr1UM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  299. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  300. <dc:date>2018-08-19T21:21:00+00:00</dc:date>
  301. <dc:subject>usa</dc:subject>
  302. <slash:department>times-they-are-a-changin</slash:department>
  303. <slash:section>yro</slash:section>
  304. <slash:comments>414</slash:comments>
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  307. <item rdf:about="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/1733226/netflix-deletes-all-user-reviews?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  308. <title>Netflix Deletes All User Reviews</title>
  309. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/MlUz8rDmHyI/netflix-deletes-all-user-reviews</link>
  310. <description>Netflix has removed all user reviews from its site, just like they said they would in early July. Here's what Netflix now has to say about posting reviews on its site: "Netflix customers were able to leave reviews on Netflix.com until mid-2018, when reviews were removed due to declining use. To learn how Netflix suggests TV shows and movies we think you'll love, visit our Ratings &amp;amp; Recommendations article." Engadget reports: Netflix probably had reasons other than the section's decline in use, as well. For instance, it had to deal with issues like "review bombing" by trolls hoping to bring down a show's rating back when it used stars instead of the thumbs up-down system. Netflix might have decided that reviews don't lead to enough views to warrant spending resources on policing them. It has a "percentage match" system that suggests titles based on previous ones you've watched, after all, so there's probably very little incentive for the platform to keep the reviews section running.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  319. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  320. <dc:date>2018-08-19T20:20:00+00:00</dc:date>
  321. <dc:subject>movies</dc:subject>
  322. <slash:department>gone-with-the-wind</slash:department>
  323. <slash:section>technology</slash:section>
  324. <slash:comments>153</slash:comments>
  325. <slash:hit_parade>153,148,87,73,21,13,6</slash:hit_parade>
  326. <feedburner:origLink>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/1733226/netflix-deletes-all-user-reviews?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
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  328. <title>Rolls-Royce Launches New Battery System To Electrify Ships</title>
  329. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/-Mi2moeA4gI/rolls-royce-launches-new-battery-system-to-electrify-ships</link>
  330. <description>Rolls-Royce, a British power system company (not to be confused with the luxury automobile maker), is launching a new battery system to electrify ships. "Rolls-Royce now offers SAVe Energy, a cost competitive, highly efficient and liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that enables the product to scale according to energy and power requirements," the company said in a statement. "SAVe Energy comply with international legislations for low and zero emission propulsion systems." Electrek reports: The company has been working on battery systems for years, but the recent improvements in li-ion batteries are now resulting in a boom of electrification of ships. Andreas Seth, Rolls-Royce, EVP Electrical, Automation and Control for Commercial Marine, said the company expects to deploy more batteries next year than they did over the last 8 years combined: "The electrification of ships is building momentum. From 2010 we have delivered battery systems representing about 15 MWh in total. However now the potential deployment of our patent pending SAVe Energy in 2019 alone is 10-18 MWh."
  331. Seth said that they are delivering the first system to Prestfjord as part of Norway's effort to electrify its maritime transport: "Battery systems have become a key component of our power and propulsions systems, and SAVe Energy is being introduced on many of the projects we are currently working on. This includes the upgrade programme for Hurtigruten's cruise ferries, the advanced fishing vessel recently ordered by Prestfjord and the ongoing retrofits of offshore support vessels. As a system provider we can find the best solution considering both installation and operational cost."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  339. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/08/19/1723236/rolls-royce-launches-new-battery-system-to-electrify-ships?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12498230&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/-Mi2moeA4gI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  340. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  341. <dc:date>2018-08-19T19:19:00+00:00</dc:date>
  342. <dc:subject>power</dc:subject>
  343. <slash:department>electrically-powered</slash:department>
  344. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  345. <slash:comments>75</slash:comments>
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