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California says all city buses have to be emission free by 2040  

On the heels of a dire government report published last month about climate change and its devastating impacts, many cities and states are scrambling to find ways to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten their air quality, not to mention their economies. As is often the case, California is leading the charge, yesterday becoming […]

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2018-12-15 17:58:49



What the world needs now is a $250,000 power amplifier - CNET  

High-end cars, watches, planes, clothes prices have all gone through the roof, and now the high-end audio market is ready for the $250,000 Dan D'Agostino Relentless amplifier.

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2018-12-15 17:17:19



Tony Hawk goes mobile  

For three years, Tony Hawk has been conspicuously absent from the video store shelves. For most game developers, that's little more than a blip between titles. When your name and face are attached to 16 titles in 15 years, however, everyone starts to notice when you're gone. "It's usually the first topic of discussion with […]

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2018-12-15 17:00:42



Spellbound by the sound of Kinter's $33 stereo amplifier - CNET  

The Audiophiliac gets smitten by Kinter's flyweight K2020A+ amp that costs and weighs next to nothing.

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2018-12-15 15:49:15



Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse  

Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon's Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting "hear our voice." Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100. It's a fairly familiar refrain for the company, after years of reports about questionable working conditions. Some […]

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2018-12-15 15:19:12



Facebook bug affects millions, year's worst passwords cause an eye roll video - CNET  

This week's most important stories include a glitch that allowed photos of Facebook users to be compromised. Meanwhile, SplashData lists the terrible passwords people wound up using this year.

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2018-12-15 13:30:14



Bumblebee director on replacing Michael Bay: 'I couldn't go bigger' - CNET  

Travis Knight reveals how Bay and Steven Spielberg inspired the Transformers spin-off.

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2018-12-15 13:00:25



The 29 best AR apps for iOS that you need try - CNET  

Here are our favorite augmented reality apps for Apple devices.

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2018-12-15 13:00:25



Celebrities who died in 2018: Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, other geek greats - CNET  

Remembering the many big names in pop culture, science and politics who left us this year.

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2018-12-15 13:00:24



Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System review: Ninja's super versatile coffee maker tackles all your cafe needs - CNET  

Satisfy your latte and drip coffee cravings with Ninja's combo coffee maker.

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2018-12-15 13:00:22



9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET  

We walk through Elon Musk's big ideas; visit Facebook's sincere, if confusing, privacy pop-up; and check out a robot lab.

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2018-12-15 13:00:22



2019 Lexus LX 570: Can this big SUV still cut it? - Roadshow  

The LX 570 is ancient now but still wildly capable off-road. Can it keep up with its more modern competition?

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2018-12-15 13:00:21



2019 Lexus LX 570 review: Age without wisdom - Roadshow  

The LX is big, plush and pretty darn capable. But against a growing crop of newer, full-size luxury SUVs, it's really showing its age.

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2018-12-15 13:00:16



Last-minute gift ideas - CNET  

Your holiday celebration is right around the corner, and you still don't have the gifts you need? Don't worry -- it's easier than ever to do some last-minute shopping.

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2018-12-15 12:00:17



The best tabletop and board game gifts for analog gamers - CNET  

From dungeon crawling to zombies to Prohibition-era ghostbusting, these tabletop games combine traditional real-world cards and dice with companion apps and video game themes.

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2018-12-15 12:00:16



Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys  

At $1,600, the 2019 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth represents an incredible value, boasting a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a powerful dedicated MX150 graphics card. See how it stacks up to a comparable MacBook Pro.

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2018-12-15 11:27:41



Tesla Model 3 Modded To Run Ubuntu  

140Mandak262Jamuna writes: CleanTechnica is reporting that someone hacked the infotainment system of a Tesla Model 3 and got root access and installed Linux distribution Ubuntu. Redditor trsohmers is able to show an Ubuntu command shell running alongside the Tesla OS. Since Tesla supports a browser that allows you to visit any site, could this be leveraged into remote hacks? It could also mean that if Tesla sells a long-range version of the Model 3, but limits it via software, people might try t

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2018-12-15 10:00:00



NASA's Hubble Telescope Discovers An 'Evaporating' Planet  

Researchers at the University of Geneva Switzerland have used NASA's Hubble telescope to find an exoplanet that's evaporating. The exoplanet, GJ 3470b, shows signs of losing hydrogen in its atmosphere, causing it to shrink. USA Today reports: The study is part of exploration into "hot Neptunes," planets that are the size of Neptune, sit very close to their star, and have atmospheres as hot at 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit, says NASA. Finding a "hot Neptune" is rare because they sit so close to their

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2018-12-15 07:00:00



CNET UK Podcast 549: The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift - CNET  

We take a look back at 2018's most exciting tech stories from Apple's biggest launches to Zuckerberg's troubles with Parliament.

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2018-12-15 06:00:16



The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift (CNET UK podcast 549) video - CNET  

The UK's best tech podcast looks back at 2018's hottest tech stories, including Apple's biggest launches, Zuckerberg's troubles and Taylor Swift's triumphs.

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2018-12-15 06:00:16



Experts Urge US To Continue Support For Nuclear Fusion Research  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: A panel of 19 scientists drawn from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended yesterday that the Department of Energy should continue an international experiment on nuclear fusion energy and then develop its own plan for a "compact power plant." A panel of 19 scientists drawn from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended yesterday that the Department of Energy should conti

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2018-12-15 03:30:00



Beautiful Alfonso Cuarón movie Roma sparked my own childhood memories - CNET  

Commentary: The film is based on its creator's story, but parts of his childhood reflect my own upbringing in Mexico City experiencing the privileges and contradictions of the middle class.

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2018-12-15 03:24:56



Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast For First Time  

schwit1 shares a report from Variety: Streaming services snatched their biggest piece of the TV pie ever in 2018. According to FX's annual report on the number of scripted originals on TV, the number of streaming shows has surpassed the number of basic cable and broadcast shows for the first time ever. Out of 495 scripted originals that aired in 2018, 160 of them did so on a streaming platform. That is compared to 146 on broadcast and 144 on basic cable. Pay cable accounted for the remaining 45

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2018-12-15 02:20:00



Cloudflare Under Fire For Allegedly Providing DDoS Protection For Terrorist Websites  

Cloudflare is facing accusations that it's providing cybersecurity protection for at least seven terrorist organizations. "On Friday, HuffPost reported that it has reviewed numerous websites run by terrorist organizations and confirmed with four national security and counter-extremism experts that the sites are under the protection of Cloudflare's cybersecurity services," reports Gizmodo. "Among Cloudflare's millions of customers are several groups that are on the State Department's list of

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2018-12-15 01:40:00



Mark Hamill just tweeted the best Star Wars Episode IX trailer tease - CNET  

Laugh it up, Master Luke.

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2018-12-15 01:36:55



Once Upon A Deadpool post-credits scene(s), broken down - CNET  

The newly reedited and toned-down version of Deadpool 2 has a couple of new post-credits scenes to look forward to. Warning: spoilers ahead.

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2018-12-15 01:24:07



See glorious Geminid meteor shower fireball caught on cop's dashcam - CNET  

The green fireball couldn't escape the long lens of the law.

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2018-12-15 01:12:51



Facebook's scandals and screwups: What you need to know - CNET  

The social media giant's problems just keep growing.

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2018-12-15 01:12:22



Porn Sites Collect More User Data Than Netflix Or Hulu  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come from streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. It comes from porn. While consuming porn is typically a private and personal affair, porn sites still track your every move: What content you choose, which moments you pause, which parts you repeat. By mining this data to a deeper degree than other stre

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2018-12-15 01:00:00



BASF is working to make darker cars more visible to lidar - Roadshow  

The chemistry giant is changing the way paint is formulated to only eliminate materials that absorb lidar and make the paints highly reflective to that part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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2018-12-15 00:42:38



Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store  

After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing a very competitive 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles in 2019. In addition, the company revealed that they now have 200 million active users on their chat app, up from 130 […]

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2018-12-15 00:36:02



We're giving away a speaker and a bunch of 2018 goodies! - CNET  

We gathered some swag throughout 2018 to give to one of our beloved followers. This giveaway ends Dec. 16, 2018.

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2018-12-15 00:32:21



Enter to win* a Lego Bugatti Chiron replica! - Roadshow  

We're giving away a Lego Technic: Bugatti Chiron toy replica for one lucky follower. This sweepstakes ends Dec. 16, 2018.

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2018-12-15 00:31:31



Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters  

The end may be nigh for iOS jailbreaking as the Cydia Store officially shut down this week, depriving a once thriving community of an important app distribution platform.

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2018-12-15 00:30:34



T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Will Reportedly Be Cleared By US National Security Panel  

According to CNBC, T-Mobile and Sprint are expecting their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider dropping Huawei. From the report: U.S. government officials have been pressuring T-Mobile's German majority owner, Deutsche Telekom, to stop using Huawei equipment, the sources said, over concerns that Huawei is effectively controlled by the Chinese state and its network equipment may contain "ba

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2018-12-15 00:20:00



Apple is producing new content about Snoopy and other Peanuts characters  

Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media that will see the Canadian broadcaster producing new shows, specials and short films about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. That includes exclusive short-form content for Apple starring astronaut Snoopy, aimed at getting kids excited about STEM. Peanuts was created by Charles Schulz, […]

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2018-12-15 00:12:04



Apple lied about iPhone X screen size and pixel count, lawsuit alleges - CNET  

The plaintiffs are seeking class action status.

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2018-12-15 00:04:31



Cloudflare customers reportedly include foreign terrorist groups under US sanctions - CNET  

The company helps manage the flow of visitors to websites.

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2018-12-14 23:43:04



Apple Will Update iPhones In China To Avoid a Ban On Sales  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Apple said it would update the software of iPhones in China (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source) to try to resolve a legal dispute that threatens to stop the company from selling older iPhones in the country. Apple and its longtime chip supplier, Qualcomm, have been fighting in court over Apple's use of Qualcomm's technology. On Nov. 30, a Chinese court ruled Apple must immediately stop selling seven older iPhone models in C

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2018-12-14 23:40:00



Facebook restructures Building 8, separating projects into Reality Labs and Portal groups  

Facebook is restructuring its experimental hardware efforts and giving its moonshot projects a home within its AR/VR research division. The restructuring, reported by Business Insider (paywalled), didn’t result in any layoffs but did see some shifts of teams as the old Building 8 group rebranded to Portal and some projects moved to the former Oculus […]

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2018-12-14 23:35:46



A year after net neutrality's repeal, the fight continues - CNET  

Commentary: Reps. Pelosi, Pallone and Doyle say the FCC must investigate ISPs and punish unfair practices.

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2018-12-14 23:11:52



Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits  

Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding. Fresh EBT (the EBT stands for the Electronics Transfer Benefit card, which is how food stamp participants receive their benefits) allows users to check their food stamp/SNAP balance and […]

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2018-12-14 23:03:31



Nintendo Warns It Won't Make More Retro NES and SNES Consoles  

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime warned that the NES Classic and SNES Classic will sell in the Americas through the holidays, but will be "gone" once they sell out. Engadget reports: If you want to walk down memory lane after that, you'll have to take advantage of the games that come with Switch Online. You might also want to tamp down your hopes for a Nintendo 64 Classic. Fils-Aime added that the existing systems are the "extent of our classic program." That wouldn't be completely surprising given t

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2018-12-14 22:58:00



Macworld magazine signed by Steve Jobs sells for more than $47K - CNET  

Jobs had signed the copy of Macworld's first issue at the grand opening of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, according to RR Auction.

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2018-12-14 22:56:25



Forget pot, Elon Musk is now raving about ramen - CNET  

Does the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire have the munchies?

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2018-12-14 22:42:19



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse post-credits scene, explained - CNET  

Marvel adds more Spider-people and meme moments to the mix. Warning: spoilers incoming!

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2018-12-14 22:35:28



Discord Store To Offer Developers 90 Percent of Game Revenues  

DarkRookie2 shares a report from Ars Technica: Discord has announced that it will start taking a reduced, 10-percent cut from game revenues generated on its online store starting next year, one-upping the Epic Games Store and its recently announced 12-percent cut on the Epic Games Store. The move comes alongside a coming expansion of the Discord Games Store, which launched earlier this year with a tightly curated selection of games that now includes roughly 100 titles. The coming "self-serve pub

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2018-12-14 22:15:00



Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35 - CNET  

Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a better buy than the Dot?

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2018-12-14 21:39:18



Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music  

Amazon recently said Apple Music would find its way onto Amazon Echo devices sometime soon — and sure enough, it appears to be rolling out now.

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2018-12-14 21:29:17



What Are Silicon Valley's Highest-Paying Tech Jobs?  

An anonymous reader writes: Job-search site Indeed crunched its Silicon Valley hiring numbers for 2018, looking at tech job searches, salaries, and employers, and found that engineers who combine tech skills with business skills as directors of product management earn the most, with an average salary of US $186,766. Last year, the gig came in as number two, at $173,556. Also climbing up the ranks, and now in the number two spot with an average annual salary of $181,100, is senior reliability eng

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2018-12-14 21:28:00



Stan Lee's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cameo will warm your heart - CNET  

In Into the Spider-Verse, Spidey's co-creator offers some advice from beyond the grave.

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2018-12-14 21:19:15



'donald' debuts at No. 23 on worst passwords of 2018 list  

Almost 10 percent of people on the interwebs used at least one of the 25 worst passwords on SplashData’s annual list, which was released this week. And nearly three percent of you are still using “123456,” the worst password of the entire ranking. The eighth annual list of worst passwords of the year is based […]

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2018-12-14 21:01:12



Every new movie and show on Amazon: January 2019 - CNET  

Start the New Year off with a movie marathon!

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2018-12-14 21:00:04



Regular Windows 10 Users Who Manually Look For Updates May End Up Downloading Beta Code, Microsoft Says  

In addition to relying on Windows Insiders, employees, and willing participants for testing updates, Microsoft is pushing patches before they are known to be stable to regular users too if they opt to click the "check for updates" button on their own, the company said. From a report: In a blog post by Michael Fortin, Corporate Vice President for Windows, it is made clear that home users are intentionally being given updates that are not necessarily ready for deployment. Many power users are fami

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2018-12-14 20:49:00



Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential  

In recent months, pressure has been mounting for major tech firms to develop strong policies regarding facial recognition. Microsoft has helped lead the way on that front, promising to put in place stricter policies, calling for greater regulation and asking fellow companies to follow suit. Hidden toward the end of a blog post about using […]

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2018-12-14 20:39:08



Lime continues to battle San Francisco's electric scooter decision  

Electric scooter and bike-share company Lime is not giving up on San Francisco. This afternoon, Lime plans to protest on the steps of SF City Hall to petition the city’s scooter selection process. “We are calling the SFMTA to expand equitable transportation options throughout the City by allowing more choice and greater options, by requiring […]

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2018-12-14 20:30:05



Best headphones for the holidays - CNET  

Here's a wide selection of top wireless -- and a few wired -- headphones that are gift-worthy this holiday season.

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2018-12-14 20:10:18



Boeing 737 Passenger Jet Damaged in Possible Midair Drone Hit  

Grupo Aeromexico SAB is investigating whether a drone slammed into a Boeing Co. 737 jetliner as the aircraft approached its destination in Tijuana, Mexico, on the U.S. border. From a report: Images on local media showed considerable damage to the nose of the 737-800, which was operating Wednesday as Flight 773 from Guadalajara. In a cabin recording, crew members can be heard saying they heard a "pretty loud bang" and asking the control tower to check if the nose was damaged. The collision happen

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2018-12-14 20:01:00



Disney's invested in educational gaming app Kahoot, now at a $376M valuation  

When Kahoot, the startup that operates a popular platform for user-generated educational gaming, raised $15 million in October of this year, we mentioned that Disney had a stake in the company by way of the Disney Accelerator, and it had an option to become a larger shareholder if it exercised its warrants. Now with some […]

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2018-12-14 19:29:51



In Booming Job Market, Workers Are 'Ghosting' Their Employers  

A notorious millennial dating practice is starting to creep into the workplace: ghosting. Employers are noticing with increasing frequency that workers are leaving their jobs by simply not showing up and cutting off contact with their companies [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; syndicated source]. From a report: "A number of contacts said that they had been 'ghosted,' a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact," the Federal Reserv

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2018-12-14 19:19:00



Niantic reportedly raising $200M at $3.9B valuation  

Pokemon GO creator Niantic is raising a $200 million Series C at a valuation of $3.9 billion, according to a report from Katie Roof at the WSJ. The round is expected to be led by IVP with participation from Samsung and aXiomatic Gaming. The upcoming raise would bring the company’s total funding to $425 million, according to […]

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2018-12-14 19:07:58



A New Engine Could Bring Back Supersonic Air-Travel  

An anonymous reader shares a report (may be paywalled): Every morning, time once was, a giant roar from Heathrow Airport would announce the departure of flight BA001 to New York. The roar was caused by the injection into the aircraft's four afterburners of the fuel which provided the extra thrust that it needed to take off. Soon afterwards, the pilot lit the afterburners again -- this time to accelerate his charge beyond the speed of sound for the three-and-a-half hour trip to JFK. The plane was

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2018-12-14 18:41:00



Existential education error: Failing to train students on software  

Although many of the milestones of the digital revolution have sprung directly from the research output of America's colleges and universities, on the instructional side, American higher education has taken a laid-back approach.

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2018-12-14 18:30:15



Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US  

Pimcore, an open-source platform for data and customer experience management which has emerged out of Austria, has closed $3.5 million in a Series A funding led by German Auctus Capital Partners AG. The funding will be used for its U.S. expansion. Pimcore is aimed at any channel, device or industry that wants to manage its […]

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2018-12-14 18:16:59



Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for 'ethical' physical gold trading  

Goldex, a trading app that claims to power so-called ‘ethical pricing’ for retail gold investments, says it has now raised over £1M ($1.25M) in a pre-series A round led by a group of angels and institutional investors. Amongst those participating in the round are Prepaid Financial Services (a European payment card issuer); Gaël de Boissard, […]

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2018-12-14 18:01:57



Facebook Says A Bug May Have Exposed The Unposted Photos Of Millions Of Users  

A day after hosting a pop-up store in New York City's Bryant Park to explain how privacy is the "foundation of the company," Facebook disclosed that a security flaw potentially exposed the public and private photos of as many as 6.8 million users to developers. From a report: On Friday, the Menlo Park, California-based company said in a blog post that it discovered a bug in late September that gave third-party developers the ability to access users' photos, including those that had been uploaded

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2018-12-14 18:00:00



Nvidia's limited China connections  

Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to the author (Danny at danny@techcrunch.com) if you like or hate something here. Nvidia / TSMC questions Following up on my analyses this […]

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2018-12-14 17:56:13



Robinhood said to not be properly insured to offer checking & savings  

Robinhood’s new high-interest, zero-fee checking and savings feature seems to be too good to be true. Users’ money may not be fully protected. The CEO of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, a non-profit membership corporation that insures stock brokerages, tells TechCrunch its insurance would not apply to checking and savings accounts the way Robinhood claims. “Robinhood […]

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2018-12-14 17:47:45



Hiding in Plain Sight: The YouTubers' Crowdfunding Piracy  

Some YouTube channels are publishing full-length episodes of TV shows, rights of which they obviously do not own, and on top of this, they are trying to crowdfund their piracy efforts by asking viewers to donate some cash. From a report: YouTube creators asking for money is nothing new, be it through the site's built-in membership features or third-party services such as Patreon. But trying to profit off someone else's intellectual property isn't the same as asking for support on an original vid

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2018-12-14 17:25:00



The new Palm is almost the MP3 player I want  

The iPod Classic still looms larger as my favorite gadget of all time. Sure, plenty have lapped the device in terms of technology, while any lingering concerns about not owning the music I listen to have faded for the ubiquity of Spotify, but the iPod lives on in the perfect sweet spot for my own […]

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2018-12-14 17:23:10



Facebook discloses bug that exposed 6.8 million people's photos - CNET  

More than 1,500 apps had access to pictures that people uploaded but didn't post, the social network said.

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2018-12-14 17:18:11



YouTube took down 58 million videos in three months - CNET  

Most of the videos were taken down for violating YouTube's policies on spam or adult content.

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2018-12-14 17:15:35



Google brings fossils and artifacts back to life after fire destroys Brazilian museum - CNET  

Brazil's Museu Nacional caught fire in September, destroying millions of historical pieces.

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2018-12-14 17:12:20



Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework  

Facebook AI Research is open sourcing some of the conversational AI tech it is using to power its Portal video chat display and M suggestions on Facebook Messenger. The company announced today that its PyTorch-based PyText NLP framework is now available to developers. Natural language processing deals with how systems parse human language and are […]

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2018-12-14 17:08:37



Christmas countdown: Best deals on Nintendo Switch, Fire HD 8, Xbox One, iPad and more! - CNET  

You still have time to score some amazing discounts, like an Amazon Fire HD 8 for $50 and a 32-inch TV for just $80.

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2018-12-14 17:08:18



128GB iPad now at lowest price ever at Walmart: $329 - CNET  

And Target still has the 32GB model for $250.

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2018-12-14 17:06:15



Review: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws  

AppleInsider tests out a pair of new iPad Pro folios from Case-Mate that offer smart styles and dual viewing modes.

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2018-12-14 16:50:15



Anki's Vector, the adorable mini robot, is getting Alexa - CNET  

The software update will arrive on Dec. 17.

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2018-12-14 16:45:45



China's US-built car tariffs will scale back starting Jan. 1 - Roadshow  

The tariffs will be suspended for three months while the two parties seek a new trade agreement.

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2018-12-14 16:44:13



Nintendo SNES and NES Classic: 'Once they sell out, they're gone' - CNET  

Get 'em while you can.

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2018-12-14 16:40:46



Chinese Hackers Breach US Navy Contractors  

Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities, WSJ reported Friday, citing officials and experts. From the report: A series of incidents in the past 18 months has pointed out the service's weaknesses, highlighting what some officials have described as some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns linked to Beijing. Cyberattacks affect all branches of the armed forces but c

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2018-12-14 16:40:00



Friday roundup: 5 great cheap Christmas gift ideas - CNET  

A huge sale on videogames, a crazy-cool toy for $10, a sound bar for only $30 and more! Plus: A space-age thermometer for just $20.

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2018-12-14 16:32:11



Starbucks adding delivery services to more than 2,000 stores via Uber Eats  

Starbucks is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats to more than 2,000 stores in the United States next year, about a quarter of all of the company’s locations in the country. The relationship bolsters Uber’s mission for its on-demand food delivery service, Eats. Uber has said it plans to cover more than 70 percent of […]

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2018-12-14 16:25:11



Mid engine Corvette delayed over electrical gremlins, report says - Roadshow  

Instead of appearing in Detroit, it may not surface until the New York Auto Show in April.

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2018-12-14 16:24:25



Apple plans iPhone software update to counter China ban - CNET  

It's trying to get around an alleged infringement on Qualcomm patents.

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2018-12-14 16:13:47



GE's digital future looking murkier with move to spin off Industrial IoT biz  

When I visited the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York in April 2017, I thought I saw a company that was working hard to avoid disruption, but perhaps the leafy campus, the labs and experimental projects hid much larger problems inside the company. Yesterday GE announced that it is spinning out its Industrial IoT […]

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2018-12-14 16:07:59



We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need, an Analysis Finds  

An anonymous reader writes: Plenty of high-tech electronic components, like solar panels, rechargeable batteries, and complex circuits require specific rare metals. These can include magnetic neodymium, electronic indium, and silver, along with lesser-known metals like praseodymium, dysprosium, and terbium. These metals are mined in large quantities in countries around the world, and they make their way into the supply chains of all sorts of electronics and renewables companies. A group of r

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2018-12-14 16:00:00



Last call for Polish pitch-offs  

I'm heading back to Europe to hang out in Wroclaw and Warsaw so it’s last call for pitch-off applications. I'll be at a Wroclaw event, called In-Ference, which is happening on December 17; you can submit to pitch here. The team will notify you if you have been chosen. The winner will receive a table at TC […]

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2018-12-14 15:56:48



Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max  

A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims about both the size and pixel count of its OLED iPhone displays, claiming the company literally cuts corners.

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2018-12-14 15:51:44



9 smart gifts for a smarter home  

Smart home items make great gifts and what follows are some of the best. From faster Wifi to smart meat thermometers, there’s something here for everyone on your list. I use everything listed here and can attest to their quality. That’s important to me. I’m not going to recommend something I do not use. Throughout […]

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2018-12-14 15:47:04



Influential Apple analyst cuts iPhone shipment estimates  

TF International Securities Apple analyst extraordinaire Ming-Chi Kuo delivered a less than stellar iPhone forecast this week with the straightforwardly titled note, "2019 iPhone shipments likely to be under 190 million units." The letter puts the number of Apple handsets well below previous analyst predictions of 212 million for next year. Kuo is largely regarded […]

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2018-12-14 15:44:30



2020 Jeep Gladiator online configurator launches... without prices - Roadshow  

You'll have to wait a bit longer to get hit with sticker shock.

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2018-12-14 15:41:15



Playmobil: The Movie first trailer looks ready to take on Lego - CNET  

Here's what happens when people are transformed into little plastic figures.

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2018-12-14 15:20:31



Imax is Shutting Down Its VR Business, Closing Remaining Three VR Centers in Q1  

Imax is making its exit from virtual reality (VR) official: The company notified shareholders with a SEC filing this week that it will close down its remaining three VR centers, and write off "certain VR content investments." From a report: A company spokesperson confirmed the planned closures and shared the following statement with Variety: "With the launch of the IMAX VR centre pilot program our intention was to test a variety of different concepts and locations to determine which approaches w

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2018-12-14 15:20:00



This drone shrinks to fit  

Researchers at the University of Zurich and EPFL have created a robot that shrinks to fit through gaps, a feature that could make it perfect for search and rescue missions. The researchers initially created a drone that could assess man-made gaps and squeeze through in seconds using only one camera. This extra feature — a […]

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2018-12-14 15:19:25



Infiniti heads to 2019 Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV concept - Roadshow  

The SUV will offer an early look at Infiniti's future EV design language.

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2018-12-14 15:13:45



First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction  

A copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold at auction, with the item far exceeding its estimate and selling for $47,775 when bidding ceased on Thursday.

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2018-12-14 15:02:56



Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users' unposted photos to apps  

Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and […]

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2018-12-14 14:40:21



WordPress Plugs Bug that Led to Google Indexing Some User Passwords  

A week after releasing v5.0 major update, WordPress has pushed the first security patch for its popular CMS service. ZDNet: Released hours ago, WordPress version 5.0.1 fixes seven security vulnerabilities (some of which allow site takeover) but also plugs a pretty serious privacy leak. The latter was found by the authors of the popular Yoast SEO plugin, who discovered that in some cases the activation screen for new users could end up being indexed by Google. With specially crafted Google search

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2018-12-14 14:40:00



Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans  

While everyone thinks about buying larger gifts for the holidays, there's the often-overlooked area of stocking stuffers, smaller gifts to accompany the main presents. AppleInsider offers suggestions of handy items that fall under this category.

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2018-12-14 14:28:55






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