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Technology News: HBO's 'Westworld' TV pilot will star Anthony Hopkins and lethal androids

HBO's 'Westworld' TV pilot will star Anthony Hopkins and lethal androidsHBO has greenlit a pilot for a TV show based on 1973 sci-fi movie Westworld, about lifelike robots breaking their programming to murder guests in a luxury theme park. Deadline reports the production will keep the setting of the original movie, and will star Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." Westworld was set in a Delos, a theme park made up of three distinct zones — Medieval World, Roman World, and the eponymous West World — and populated with humanoid androids. The pilot will keep the film's theme park setting Fittingly, given the subject material, the TV pilot is being developed by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company.


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Technology News: Technology and recession are cutting into blue collar jobs

Technology and recession are cutting into blue collar jobs


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Technology News: StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

By Deepa Seetharaman and Jim Finkle SEATTLE/BOSTON (Reuters) - eBay Inc's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose on Wednesday as they announce arrests in the case. StubHub's head of global communications, Glenn Lehrman, told Reuters late on Tuesday that his firm has been working with law enforcement around the world for the last year on the case. Lehrman said he could not say how much money was involved or how many people were being charged ahead of announcements planned by authorities in several countries on Wednesday. Fraudulent charges were posted after hackers obtained user credentials by hacking into other sites, then used them to log in StubHub, he said.

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Apple’s 80 Million iPhone 6 Bet

The biggest iPhone launch since the launch of the iPhone? Pundits and analysts are smitten with the idea of an Apple branded phablet, so the idea that Apple will deliver two this Fall has pushed them to the edge. ... Read More

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Technology News: iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for EuropeAmong the new features added to iOS 8 beta 4, Apple’s latest iOS 8 pre-release version that was released to developers on Monday, there’s nifty a new setting ready to handle roaming in the European Union, Cult of Mac reports. FROM EARLIER: iOS 8 beta 4 is now available for download By going to Cellular settings, users can easily discover a new “EU Internet” toggle that lets them turn it on and off, depending on where they plan to travel. The option is found right under the “Data Roaming” setting (pictured above), and is supposed to address the new roaming rules for the region. “Turn off data roaming when traveling to avoid charges when web browsing and using email, MMS, and other


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