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Rumor has it that new iPads are already being tested in the wild, and could show up as early as next week. Apple puts an end to Genius training in Cupertino. Apple nixes apps that use Rollout. 2016 13" MacBook without Touch Bar hits the Refurbished Store. Proton Mac trojan on sale for $50k. Apple says many CIA Vault 7 iPhone hacks have been patched. Apple security hires Jonathan Zdziarski. Pandora Premium competes with Apple Music. Nintendo Switch vulnerable to Apple's WebKit hack.

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Search Engine Land says Google is hiring 10,000 real humans to work on the search algorithm and teach it to recognize offensive or factually wrong websites. The contract workers are called "quality raters" and will flag content NOT to remove it from search results, but to teach the algorithm how to deal with it.

Tag Heuer announced its next Android Wear smartwatch, the Connected Modular 45. Tag says it made extra effort to build the watch the way it builds its other luxury mechanical watches, and with the modular design, the consumer can even swap the Connected module out FOR a mechanical module to increase the longevity of the timepiece.

Volvo is building an electric car and taking on Tesla with an affordable starting price of between $35,000 to $40,000, and a range of 250 miles. We don't know the look of the new car or whether it will be a variant of an existing Volvo model, but we should be able to drive one by 2019.

Plus, Visa has shades that pay, snowplows are part of the gig economy, an iPhone case that's an Android phone, and Brad Sams from Petri.com details Microsoft's slack competitor called Teams for Office 365 users.

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Facebook has updated its developer rules for both Facebook and Instagram to prohibit its user data from being used as ammo for surveillance tools that have been used in the past to track political upheaval by authorities. Facebook says its policies already prohibited this, but it's making the policy even more explicit for developers.

Intel just bought Israeli computer vision tech company MobileEye for $15.3 billion dollars. This will make Intel a real player in the race to get autonomous cars on the road and cement its place in an industry that Intel's CEO says will be worth about $70 billion by 2030.

Pandora Premium is a new streaming service that takes all of the familiar aspects of Pandora’s traditional service and adds the ability to pick and choose albums and songs at will from their library, with a broad focus on tailored content based on listening history. Pandora Premium will begin to roll out starting Wednesday and starts at $10 per month.

Plus, 15% of all live Twitter accounts are bots and why that matters a new app that lets you send sparkles to people while you're watching YouTube videos together and Levi introduces a new smart jacket that's designed to make you look at your screens less often. Plus, founder of DuckDuckGo Gabriel Weinberg is here to talk about how to keep your keywords to yourself.

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In our networking continuation, we cover the basic router settings for getting your home wireless set up. Then learn how to connect up to 500 devices to WiFi at once!

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Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss smart health gadgets like the Apple Watch, QardioBase, QardioArm blood pressure monitor, Jabra Smart Pulse earbuds, and the Pear health system with chest strap heart monitor.

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Scott Hanselman is a coder, blogger, teacher, speaker, and author. He and Megan Morrone talk about Impostor Syndrome, the Pomodoro Technique of time management, Microsoft Virtual Academy, and the Nightscout Project.

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Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?



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How to back up photos privately and the benefits of using the cloud, best time to buy a new computer, get control of your browser back, can you use your old hard drives in a new computer, update your mobile phone, how to fix your WiFi, and your calls!

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Wikileaks' CIA Vault 7 revelation, staying secure on Android, finding the best Blu-ray player, choosing a low-cost mobile data plan, is it worth fixing an old Panasonic plasma TV? And more of your calls!
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