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Asus Shows Off Super-Slim, Stylish ZenBooks
The ZenBook Flip S is the world's thinnest convertible laptop, while the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the slimmest 14-inch laptop, Asus says.(image)



'Judy' Malware Potentially Hits Up to 36.5M Android Users
It's 'possibly the largest malware campaign found on Google Play,' according to Check Point.(image)



Report: Apple Developing a Chip Dedicated to AI
As the artificial intelligence demands of Siri and apps grow, Apple is designing its own chip to handle them separately from the main processor, Bloomberg reported.(image)



Roborace Prototype Negotiates Streets of Paris
Roborace hopes its car will one day have its own races, in which teams of software developers will compete against each other with no humans in the car.(image)



Uber, Lyft Returning to Austin
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot is expected to sign HB 100, which overrides strict local regulations.(image)



Stop Roaming the Aisles: Amazon Will Pick Your Groceries
Amazon's free 'Fresh' service is aimed at Prime members with cars who would prefer to skip the hassle of roaming the grocery store aisles.(image)



The Latest PC Crash Culprit: a 4-Character Filename
If you accidentally try to access a filename intended for the Windows NTFS file system, you could end up with a blue screen of death.(image)



Pokemon Go Cheaters Will be 'Shadowbanned'
Cheaters will be 'shadowbanned,' meaning they can only see the most common Pokémon.(image)



Blizzard Job Posting Hints at Mobile Warcraft Game
The company requires an FX artist with a "passion for creating imagery synonymous with the Warcraft IP."(image)



Capcom Bringing Monster Hunter to Nintendo Switch
It's not a brand new entry in the series, but a port of the Japan-only 3DS game Monster Hunter XX released in March.(image)



Who Do You Trust More With Your Safety: Google or Ford?
A new survey from Inrix notes that carmakers have advantages—for now—in the race to win over consumers with autonomous technology.(image)



Raspberry Pi Foundation Merges With CoderDojo
By joining forces, they hope to quadruple the number of CoderDojos worldwide to 5,000 by the end of the decade.(image)



Study: Fitness Trackers Suck at Measuring Calories Burned
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine studied seven popular fitness trackers and discovered none of them could accurately measure energy expenditure.(image)



Up to 60 Percent of Streaming Account Passwords Are Shared
The latest figures show that 60 percent of passwords are being shared and nobody seems to care it's happening.(image)



Zotac Develops World's Smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Cards
One card is fan-cooled, the other water-cooled, but both are only 21cm long and promise no compromise on performance.(image)



Zuckerberg: Some Tech Is Worrying, but Not Facebook
In his Harvard commencement address, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reminisced about his intentions for starting the social network.(image)



Samsung Shows Off Stretchable Display Prototype
If it ever goes into production, a stretchable display could be a practical addition to smartwatches and fitness trackers.(image)



Lyft Takes on Uber Black With New 'Lux' Service
With Lux, you can expect to be picked up by a BMW 5-series, Cadillac Escalade, or Lexus LS, but it'll cost you.(image)



The Best Memorial Day Tech Deals
You wont' want to miss out on these great deals.(image)



Trump Budget Slashes NEH Funding: Why You Should Care
If you care about open access, online learning, or the digital humanities, you have a vested interest in sustaining the NEH. Here's how to help.(image)



Microsoft's Beam Gets a New Name, More Streaming Options
Beam has been reincarnated as Mixer, and it comes with a new mobile app, co-streaming, and other features to lure you away from Twitch.(image)



Facebook 'Trending' Getting a Little More Useful
Now, when you click on a trending topic, you'll see a carousel with stories about it.(image)



Amazon Books Should Open Where They're Most Needed
Manhattan is not hurting for bookstores, but Queens and the Bronx are. Amazon Books should look to the outer boroughs for its next outpost.(image)



How to Hide (or Delete) Your Most Annoying Facebook Friends
Want to break up with one of your Facebook friends? You can unfollow, block, or unfriend that person. Let's look at all the options.(image)



Hackers Can Use Subtitles to Infect Your Devices
Researchers from security firm Check Point said 'hundreds of millions' of devices running media players such as VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time, and Stremio are at risk.(image)



Trump Wants Power to Track, Hack, and Destroy Drones
Any drone flying over domestic soil would be up for destruction if deemed a threat.(image)



We Trust Heart Surgery Robots More Than Banking Robots
HSBC surveyed 12,000 consumers and found twice as many would trust a robot to perform heart surgery than handle their savings. Is anyone except HSBC surprised?(image)



DARPA Chooses Boeing for XS-1 Spaceplane
By 2020, Boeing's Phantom Express design is expected to by flying at up to Mach 5 and capable of delivering 3,000 pound payloads to a low Earth orbit for no more than $5 million.(image)



To Spread Thunderbolt, Intel Will Let Others Make it, Royalty-Free
Expect to see Thunderbolt ports on many more computers, peripherals, and even VR headsets once Intel opens up the specification next year.(image)



Acer Teases New Nitro 5 and Spin 1 Laptops, Iconia Tablets
The Nitro 5 is for casual gamers; the Iconia Tab 10 tablet has four speakers and its own subwoofer.(image)