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Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to Android Pay and introducing some new functionality that the company hopes will make its payment service ubiquitous — both in stores and on the internet. In addition, Google is also…

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Spotify job listing hints the company’s ‘first physical products’ are coming

Spotify job listing hints the company’s ‘first physical products’ are coming Spotify so far has been content to partner far and wide on hardware, via its Spotify Connect platform, which allows anyone building a connected speaker, mobile device or piece of AV equipment to turn their gadget into a Spotify speaker. But a new job listing suggests it will soon build hardware of its own, and it’s looking for people to help make that happen. The job listing, spotted by The Guardian, seeks an ops manager for “hardware product,” and…

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Russian medallist denies doping after positive test

Russian medallist denies doping after positive test PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian Olympic medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky could not have taken a banned drug deliberately, Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday after anti-doping authorities confirmed a violation that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed doubles curling, and is set to face a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in the near future after he tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium. “It’s obvious that in this particular case, the…

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Entertainment 

Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault

Channel 4 documentary accuses Harvey Weinstein of physical assault The producer of Golden Globe-winning film My Week With Marilyn has accused embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of physically attacking him. David Parfitt said Weinstein was “in a fury” about a test screening of the film doing so well with the audience as he wasn’t happy with the final cut. “He pinned me up against a Coke machine and threatened all sorts of stuff,” Parfitt told a Channel 4 documentary. “It was very scary. He was just furious the film in…

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Lions boost as Wales make three changes to team

Lions boost as Wales make three changes to team (Reuters) – Wales coach Warren Gatland has named the following team to play Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in the Six Nations:  15-Leigh Halfpenny, 14-Liam Williams, 13-Scott Williams, 12-Hadleigh Parkes, 11-Steff Evans, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Gareth Davies, 8-Ross Moriarty, 7-Josh Navidi, 6-Aaron Shingler, 5-Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4-Cory Hill, 3-Samson Lee, 2-Ken Owens, 1-Rob Evans  Replacements: 16-Elliot Dee, 17-Wyn Jones, 18-Tomas Francis, 19-Bradley Davies, 20-Justin Tipuric, 21-Aled Davies, 22-Gareth Anscombe, 23-George North. Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge Our Standards:The…

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Culture juggernaut Hypebeast takes a majority stake in The Berrics to make skating huge again (still)

Culture juggernaut Hypebeast takes a majority stake in The Berrics to make skating huge again (still) In the middle of LA there is a tin roofed warehouse that houses a machine shop. Behind that there’s a brick building dotted with loading dock doors. Behind this is are a row of taller, better looking warehouse slots spottily occupied by businesses and non profits. Tucked up against the Los Angeles River behind all of this is a obscure, low slung office building with no markings that, over the past decade, has become…

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SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing

SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo’s being launched (for instance, it housed the Tesla Roadster and SpaceX’s Starman mannequin during the recent Falcon Heavy test launch). The fairing costs…

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Chef InSpec 2.0 helps automate security compliance in cloud apps

Chef InSpec 2.0 helps automate security compliance in cloud apps How many times do you hear about a company exposing sensitive data because they forgot to lock down a data repository on Amazon? It happens surprisingly often. Chef wants to help developers and operations teams prevent that kind of incident. Today, the company released InSpec 2.0, which is designed to help automate applications security and compliance in the cloud. InSpec is a free open source tool that lets development teams express security and compliance rules as code. Version 1.0 was…

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Russian could not have taken drug deliberately – minister

Russian could not have taken drug deliberately – minister PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky could not have taken a banned drug deliberately, Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday after anti-doping authorities confirmed a violation that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed doubles curling, and is set to face a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing in the near future after he tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium. “It’s obvious that in this particular…

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Technology 

Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm

Facebook ads boss in fake news Twitter storm Facebook’s vice-president of adverts has been criticised for tweeting that Russian-bought ads had not been designed to sway the US election. Rob Goldman’s tweet was retweeted by President Donald Trump. His view contradicted special counsellor Robert Mueller’s recent indictments, in which 13 Russians were charged with meddling in the election via social media and other means. Mr Goldman is reported to have apologised to Facebook staff. The BBC understands that his tweets were not the views of the company. In a series…

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