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  1. iPhone X may be in short supply for holiday season

    09.22 / 02:33 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Even Santa Claus might have trouble getting his hands on the iPhone X this Christmas. The production delays facing Apple’s hotly anticipated handset may be worse than previous believed, according to an investor note from a chip analyst who recently toured Asian production facilities used by the tech titan. Production of the $1,000 iPhone X…
  2. Netflix pulls kids’ show after finding a huge hidden penis

    09.22 / 00:42 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Ah, children’s programming. It’s such lighthearted, feel-good programming that you might not think there’s anything in it for adults. Well, if your youngsters are fans of Maya The Bee, you might catch a glimpse of something you weren’t expecting. Namely, a big ol’ penis. The series, which is currently available for streaming on Netflix, has…
  3. Instagram accidentally advertises on Facebook with ‘rape’ threat post

    09.21 / 23:44 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    This algorithm has no chill. Instagram picked up a vile “rape” threat a reporter posted — and used it to advertise their app on Facebook, the Guardian reported Thursday. The concerning incident comes one week after Facebook, which owns Instagram, came under intense criticism when it was revealed its ad platform can target anti-semetic…
  4. Tech bros think their companies have enough female leaders

    09.21 / 20:48 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Ugh. Over the past year, America’s tech industry has been the subject of growing criticism about how it treats and retains female talent. But a new survey of 24,000 employees working in such companies suggests that things aren’t likely to improve anytime soon. In a poll carried out last year, workplace culture site Comparably ask…
  5. Scientists take big step toward creating genetically perfect babies

    09.21 / 19:50 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    LONDON — British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique’s ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because of…
  6. Trump’s ‘doomsday’ plane is a flying nuclear bunker

    09.21 / 17:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Welcome to the “Doomsday” planes — America’s secretive set of jets designed to wage nuclear war from the skies. The specially-designed aircraft follow president Donald Trump wherever he travels in Air Force One in case nuclear war erupts. Known officially as National Airborne Operation Centers, they allow US leaders and wartime hawks to issue…
  7. Sandberg says ads targeting ‘Jew haters’ were Facebook fail

    09.21 / 17:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Facebook is again apologizing for its ad targeting, this time for algorithms that allowed advertisers to key on the word “Jew haters” and similarly offensive terms. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in a Facebook post Wednesday said, “Hate has no place on Facebook — and as a Jew, as a mother and as a human being…
  8. Young Americans will be the death of cable TV

    09.21 / 16:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    The best data we have suggests that cord-cutting — ditching cable TV for streaming services — is happening faster than anyone foresaw. But in case you were uncertain about cable TV’s future demise, more research is here from the Pew Research Center to really stick the knife in. A new survey suggests that young Ameri…
  9. Equifax has been accidentally sending hack victims to phishing sites

    09.21 / 16:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    If you’re feeling lost and confused following news of Equifax’s recent data breach, don’t worry: not even Equifax’s own customer service knows what’s going on. Twitter customer service agents have been redirecting customers to a fake phishing site, not run by Equifax and with zero relation to the company. Agents are only doing this because…
  10. NASA will pay you $100,000 to help astronauts breathe

    09.21 / 14:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    It’s not often that the incredibly bright minds at NASA are forced to look for solutions from the general public, but the agency just launched a new competition that does just that. NASA wants to find a new aerosol detection technology that can be used on Earth and in space and it’s offering the hef…
  11. The one regret Bill Gates has about Microsoft computers

    09.21 / 14:56 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Bill Gates revealed the one decision he wishes he could change if time travel were possible – and it might surprise you. The Microsoft founder said he wouldn’t change too much in case he altered the course of history. But he did say that there was one small tweak he would make that may hav…
  12. Alphabet may be in talks to invest $1B in Lyft

    09.15 / 04:46 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Alphabet is in discussions with Lyft about a possible investment in the ride-hailing company, potentially deepening an existing partnership between the two firms, a person familiar with the talks said on Thursday. An injection of support from one of Silicon Valley’s largest companies could be a boost to Lyft as the No. 2 ride p…
  13. Inside the strange business of sex robot voices

    09.14 / 21:47 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    If you’re fed-up with your day job, then this could be for you: why not get paid to be the voice of a sex robot? Sex robots have become something of a sensation recently, with ultra-realistic sex robots starting to appear in bedrooms, brothels and even on morning TV show sofas. But those life-like…
  14. Netflix’s rise can all be traced back to Janet Jackson’s nip slip

    09.14 / 19:37 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Netflix has become the dominant player in the video-on-demand streaming market but things could’ve been a little different if Janet Jackson didn’t have her famous nip slip at the Superbowl in 2004. Let me explain. Netflix started out as a company which sent DVDs to its customers in the mail. In fact, last year 4.2…
  15. This app claims to be as effective as the pill

    09.14 / 19:37 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    A contraceptive app is “as effective as the Pill,” according to a new study. Natural Cycles uses a woman’s temperature each day to track a woman’s cycle – and predict the days that are safe to have unprotected sex. A study, published in the journal Contraception, found it was 99 percent effective under perfect…
  16. Google hit with class-action gender pay lawsuit

    09.14 / 19:37 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation that made a preliminary finding of systemic pay discrimination among the 21,000 employees…
  17. Google set to unveil new Pixel phones next month

    09.14 / 17:30 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    The iPhone X is going to get some competition from Google this fall. The search giant on Thursday announced it will host a hardware event on Oct. 4, where it’s expected to reveal its next-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2. The tech titan posted a cryptic video on its YouTube site that featured a Google s…
  18. Asia’s richest man tortures employees with Michael Jackson dance

    09.14 / 17:30 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    When you are Asia’s richest man, you can pretty much do anything you damn well like. That was proved this week when the CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, appeared on stage astride a motorcycle and performed a Michael Jackson dance tribute to 40,000 employees at his company’s 18th birthday party. There are many highlights in…
  19. Scientists invent robots that ‘team up’ to form larger robots

    09.14 / 16:35 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    Thanks to incredible advancements in artificial intelligence robots have quickly become man’s best friend, but getting them to actually work together is still a tough challenge to overcome. The way that most of even the most intelligent robots are built leads them to want to kind of do their own thing, but a team o…
  20. Apple swears everything worked perfectly during iPhone X demo blunder

    09.14 / 14:36 nypost.com NYPost-Tech
    One of the main features of the new iPhone X is the notch at the top that contains what looks like the most sophisticated facial recognition system seen in a smartphone to date. As expected, Apple explained the new technology during the keynote and offered those in attendance and viewers streaming the press conference…