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Hash browns recalled that "may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials"
People sitting down to a breakfast of southern-style frozen hash browns might be surprised to find extraneous golf ball materials mixed in with their potatoes, according to a voluntary recall announcement issued by McCain Foods USA. The golf ball-tainted potato products are the two-pound bags of Roundy's Brand and Harris Teeter Brand frozen, southern style hash browns bagged on or after January 19th.
Nine ways to organise your life in your lunchtime
With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is typical of a new breed of hi-tech mums and dads around the world using lunchtime life hacks to juggle work and family commitments. The FlyCleaners app is free to use and offers an overnight service for when you need clean clothes fast. Just pick a slot and hand your washing over to a FlyCleaners representative as little as 20 minutes later.
Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo's Sale to Verizon
Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company's internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion. All told, her time at Yahoo will have netted her well over $200 million, according to calculations based on company filings. Altaba will be led by Thomas McInerney, the Yahoo director who led the Verizon sale process. Shares in the messaging company, which went public in March, are now trading at $21.20, valuing Yahoo's stake at $49 million.
Eight ways machine learning is already in your life
Machine learning is already powering systems from the seemingly mundane to the life-changing. Using spoken commands to ask your phone to carry out a search, or make a call, relies on technology supported by machine learning. Doctors are just starting to consider machine learning to make better diagnoses, for example to spot cancer and eye disease. Financial services could become increasingly automated and law firms may use machine learning to carry out basic research.
Google Photos now lets you send images to your TV using AirPlay
It's not a super groundbreaking update, yet it is the kind of cross-platform functionality you'd imagine would have existed already and inexplicably did not. As they say, better late than never.
Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data
It was heartbreaking to see that some of our users were upset, Mr Hedaya said in a blog post. What Unroll.me does is far from an anomaly - it is part of an expansive and largely unregulated world of selling personal data collected by online consumer services. Companies like Unroll.me have long acted as intelligence services offering insights to businesses seeking to gain a competitive edge. Unroll.me, which was bought by Slice in 2014, is a tiny player in the personal data market.
French presidential frontrunner's campaign hit by phishing attempts from Russia-linked hackers
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has qualified for next month's runoff election, but a Russian government-linked group seems to eager to slow down the campaign's progress. Pawn Storm is known to prepare their credential phishing attacks well, the report's researcher, Feike Hacquebord, wrote in an email to The Verge. The campaign has previously made allegations that Russia was launching hacking campaigns against Macron staff. The first round of the French election, in which all candidates are given as choices, was held on Sunday.
Verizon launches near-gigabit speed Fios, rivaling Google Fiber
CLOSE On Monday, Verizon rolled out what it refers to as the nation's largest deployment of gigabit Internet. Verizon gets that, and on Monday said it was ready to roll out near-gigabit speeds to more than 8 million potential customers in eight markets. Rivals Comcast, Google Fiber and are AT&T are also pushing hard on their own gigabit-per-second networks. Verizon is promising downloads as fast as 940 megabits per second (Mbps) and uploads as fast as 880 Mbps.
This Flying Vehicle May Be Coming To A Lake Near You
As engineers tinker away at perfecting self-driving cars, Google co-founder Larry Page is preparing to release a personal flying vehicle. An ultralight aircraft called the Kitty Hawk Flyer has been unveiled in a YouTube video that shows it zipping over a lake while commandeered by a single rider. The electric, propeller-driven prototype is the work of Page's Silicon Valley startup company, Kitty Hawk, which announced that the vehicle will go on sale later this year.
Former Lyft driver files class action lawsuit against Uber over its 'Hell' tracking program
A former Lyft driver is filing a class action lawsuit against Uber less than a month after The Information exposed its controversial Hell program. Between 2014 and 2016, the software program allowed Uber to track how many Lyft drivers were available and where, as well as which Uber drivers also worked for Lyft. The Information reported that Uber created fake Lyft rider accounts and spoofed their location, thereby allowing them to gather data on available drivers.
HBO's Silicon Valley premiere tackles the tech industry's biggest problem
Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg's biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. HBO's tech industry comedy Silicon Valley has always walked a fine line. On one level, it's a commentary about Silicon Valley as a place - the out-of-touch investors and evangelists, the scrappy nerds, and the ludicrous amounts of money flying around. That's why it can simultaneously induce a cringe from actual tech workers and a laugh from everyone else.
Denmark Says 'Key Elements' of Russian Government Hacked Defense Ministry
The Kremlin on Monday denied accusations that key elements of the Russian government had hacked into email accounts at Denmark's Defense Ministry over the last two years in a sustained cyberattack. The hackers gained access to login information but did not obtain any classified information from the compromised Defense Ministry accounts, the report said. It's connected to the intelligence agencies or key elements of the Russian government, and it's an eternal struggle to keep them away, he said.
Global warming blamed for record-breaking weather worldwide, scientists say
Record-breaking weather events, especially heat waves but also downpours and droughts, can be linked to man-made global warming, a new study says. It's the first research to look specifically at the link between record weather events of the past several decades and climate change. Diffenbaugh and his team found that in over 80% of the heat records - which included both record hot days and months - there was a clear-cut signal of global warming.
MTV's Catfish wants to introduce people to their internet trolls in real life
The TV Show, a morally questionable documentary series based on the infamous, morally questionable documentary film of the same name, usually seeks out romantic relationships between internet strangers from which to draw poignant and/or horrifying human drama. Personally, these questions would be hard to answer because I have dozens of trolls, rivals, and internet crushes whom I would love to meet in person and I wouldn't even know how to begin choosing just one. It's a good way to make a new friend.
You Can Now Download And Use The Fonts Of Your Favorite '90s TV Shows
Fan fiction in the exact font the iconic '90s horror anthology used for its logo -- well, dedicated SNICK follower, your time has come. Thanks to this website, you can write all the teenage campfire drama you want, in the Benguiat Bold typeface you've come to love. ' logo is an interesting one, he explains on the site. While it's seemingly very simple with the oval and a clip art like hand, the decision to use this particular typeface is slightly more sophisticated.
Yahoo execs including Mayer are out in Verizon's new Oath leadership team
Oath, the Yahoo-AOL creation owner Verizon will debut this year, plans to announce its leadership team Tuesday. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will depart in June when Verizon completes the $4.48 billion of Yahoo that led to the newly-formed company. He left before Mayer joined in July 2012 to start Xobni, which was acquired by Yahoo in July 2013. The reconstituted Oath team is tantamount to a house cleaning of Yahoo.
Jack Dorsey answers questions on diversity with one good and one terrible answer
Watson's first question was about diversity in tech, asking Dorsey to explain what he's been doing to make his company more inclusive and why he personally thinks diversity is important. Some of it is probably comes down to location To that, Dorsey responded I'm not really sure, actually. Dorsey showed that he sees the problem, and that he's working to address it. His second answer also suggested he's still not quite sure exactly what the problem is, let alone how it came to be.
I wish this toy train stuck on an infinite loop weren't such an obvious metaphor
The track is only made of three pieces of wood, but the train's route is infinite. That's because a disembodied robot hand is really in control, forcing the little train to repeat the same journey over and over again without actually getting anywhere.
Amazon team is researching self-driving tech but no plans for autonomous fleet: report
Buzz60 SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon has a team studying the ramifications of self-driving car technology on its business, although at present the online retailing giant does not have plans to build a fleet of autonomous delivery vehicles. Closer to home, a variety of companies have been exploring self-driving truck technology, which could intrigue Amazon were it to get into the long-haul trucking business. The company's vast network of warehouses also could leverage autonomous vehicles to move items off shelves and into traditional vehicles.
Study finds Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks
They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade said, but also extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle. Samsung says advanced orders for the S8 were 30 percent higher than that for the Galaxy S7 phones.

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