iOS 12 concept imagines redesigned Music app with Dark Mode & the return of Cover Flow

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We’re still a few months a way from the official debut of iOS 12, but that hasn’t stopped designers from using their imaginations to depict how the update could change iOS. Today, a new concept imagines an all-new Music app in iOS 12, including the return of Cover Flow…

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More Nokia 9 cases break cover, renders show off the curved sides of the screen

The Loch Ness Monster is lucky that it doesn’t need a case, otherwise its photo will be plastered all over the news. The Nokia 9 is not so lucky – here’s another round of cases. The render for the first really emphasizes the curve of the screen’s side while the second is more subtle, but the curvature is still plainly visible. Tudia Merge case for the Nokia 9 Shockproof TPU case for the Nokia 9 One detail not actually shown on these renders is the alleged dual selfie camera. Admittedly, neither of these cases cover the front so that part probably is…

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Twelve South launches new SurfacePad leather cover for iPhone X [Video]

Apple accessory maker Twelve South today launched a new SurfacePad cover for the iPhone X. More like a Smart Cover for the iPhone than a traditional case, it protects the front and rear of your iPhone X, while providing sleep/wake functionality by virtue of a magnetized front cover.

The iPhone X SurfacePad also provides two handy credit card slots, works as a stand for videos and FaceTime calls, and is comprised of full-grain leather instead of Napa leather like the previous version. As a result, users can expect the updated cover to have a longer lifespan and wear in better over time.

The SurfacePad is available in three colors: Black, Cognac, and Deep Teal. Twelve South sent us samples of the latter two to examine. Watch our hands-on impressions for more details. more…

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HP’s new EliteBooks have a built-in webcam cover for privacy

HP is announcing a bunch of new laptops and monitors today, but the single most interesting thing about them may be a small piece of metal: a webcam cover, so you can ensure you aren’t being watched while the camera’s not in use.

The webcam cover will show up on some versions of HP’s latest EliteBooks, which are getting three refreshed models. The fifth-generation EliteBook 830, 840, and 850 will all come with a webcam cover in their default configurations. Unfortunately, though, if you upgrade any of these models to include a touchscreen, HP says the bezel doesn’t leave enough room for a cover to fit, so it won’t be included.

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The HP EliteBook 840 with touchscreen (and no webcam cover)

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Disney’s competitive cover shooter ‘Star Wars: Rivals’ may not be officially available, but here is a quick trick that will get you into the game today

Back in June of 2017 Star Wars: Rivals was released as a soft launch title in Australia and New Zealand. At that time I did a brief hands-on with the cover-based corridor shooter. Well, it would appear an official launch is nearing because as of yesterday Disney announced that Star Wars: Rivals is now officially available for pre-registration. This sadly means that most people still won’t be able to install the game.

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The Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Cover Could Affect Millions Worldwide

Far from just being bad news for polar bears or vulnerable island chains, melting Arctic sea ice caps can affect areas a long way from the Arctic region, bringing not only higher sea levels, but also severe drought. This may be the case for California, which could see its already extreme lack of water getting worse in the coming decades, according to researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

In a study published today in Nature Communications, climatologist Ivana Cvijanovic and her team found that shrinking glaciers in the Arctic can modify atmospheric temperatures over the tropical Pacific. In turn, this heat imbalance can push rain-rich clouds away from California towards Alaska and Canada.

“On average, when considering the 20-year mean, we find a 10-15 percent decrease in California’s rainfall. However, some individual years could become much drier, and others wetter,” Cvijanovic said in a press release.

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The unprecedented drought that hit the region between 2012 and 2016 was attributed to a Pacific high pressure system known as the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge. “It’s the main reason we’re in a drought,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California. “It’s the persistence of this ridge during the winter months.”

Although the study doesn’t attempt to explain the most recent drought, Cvijanovic said that examining past droughts illustrates what Californians should prepare for in the near future.

The researchers simulated an ice-free Arctic season and compared the model with the sea ice conditions at the end of the twentieth century, showing how the changes reverberated across the planet and diverted rainfall from drought stricken California.

“While more research should be done, we should be aware that an increasing number of studies, including this one, suggest that the loss of Arctic sea ice cover is not only a problem for remote Arctic communities, but could affect millions of people worldwide. Arctic sea ice loss could affect us, right here in California,” said Cvijanovic.

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These Thanksgiving-themed cover songs are stuffed with corniness

If you’re looking for some sick holiday jams to liven up your turkey binge today, look no further! YouTube and Twitter are full of the perfect holiday-themed covers to get you in the spirit to eat until you vomit.

A holiday cover is exactly what it sounds like: a popular song, rewritten and performed with lyrics about, say, Thanksgiving. Twitter user @LydiaBurrell has a running thread featuring clips from these songs if you just want to sample what’s available — a mix of songs like “Despacito,” “Hello,” and “Blank Space.” I’ve hand-picked a few of my favorites for you:

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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

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Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $ 100,000 to keep quiet.
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Should you cover your webcam?

Webcams have presented a security liability for years, yet many of us don’t cover them up. Should we? Edward Snowden, Mark Zuckerberg, and former FBI director James Comey all seem to — but none of us are celebrities or heads of state, so what good does it do us?

Well, not much! Tape might give you some peace of mind because it thwarts webcam attacks well, but the reality is that cameras and microphones are everywhere now, including in your voice-enabled TV remote, your Alexa device, and your phone. You can’t easily disable or tape over a microphone, and audio clips can be just as damaging as video content.

I address all this in the above video, so watch, enjoy, and think about hackers watching you sleep at night. But don’t think too…

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