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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is rated at 27 mpg on the highway - Roadshow  

It bests the front-engine C7 by 2 mpg, while the city numbers are identical.

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2020-01-25 04:54:36



Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone is super convenient, once you set it up - CNET  

We show you how to use Apple Cash in your Apple Pay wallet to send, receive and request money.

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2020-01-25 04:51:52



Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone is super convenient, once you set it up - CNET  

We show you how to use Apple Cash in your Apple Pay wallet to send, receive and request money.

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2020-01-25 04:48:27



We go hands-on with the Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone and its ridiculous specs - CNET  

The powerful Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone from Xiaomi makes a rare US appearance at CES, and I got to spend a little time with it.

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2020-01-25 04:39:52



We go hands-on with the Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone and its ridiculous specs - CNET  

The powerful Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone from Xiaomi makes a rare US appearance at CES, and I got to spend a little time with it.

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2020-01-25 04:21:23



This activity tracker can help identify when your cat gets sick - CNET  

The PurrSong Pendant is a tiny device that measures your cat's activity and sleep.

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2020-01-25 04:14:31



Coronavirus leads to sales spike of Plague Inc., a game about pandemics - CNET  

The real-time strategy game tasks players with evolving a virus that will wipe out humanity.

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2020-01-25 04:02:22



Best internet providers in 2020: How to choose cable vs. DSL vs. satellite and more - CNET  

Speed, price and the pros and cons of every type of internet service -- from dial-up to fiber to 5G.

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2020-01-25 03:55:49



Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37  

The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samasource, passed away at the age of 37 due to complications from Epithelioid Sarcoma, a form of cancer, according to a statement from the company. She focused her career on […]

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2020-01-25 03:55:19



The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is rated at 27 mpg on the highway - Roadshow  

It bests the front-engine C7 by 2 mpg, while the city numbers are identical.

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2020-01-25 03:36:46



Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app - CNET  

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the new LucidPix app can now turn your cat and food photos into 3D masterpieces.

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2020-01-25 03:32:30



36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First Macintosh  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: On January 24, 1984, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, California, debuting the new computer equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a price tag of $2,495. The now iconic machine weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds and was advertised as offering a word processing program, a graphics p

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2020-01-25 03:30:00



36 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Unveiled the First Macintosh  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: On January 24, 1984, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple's annual shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, California, debuting the new computer equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and a price tag of $2,495. The now iconic machine weighed in at a whopping 17 pounds and was advertised as offering a word processing program, a graphics p

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2020-01-25 03:30:00



Star Trek fans are not pleased about the new US Space Force logo - CNET  

President Trump reveals a new logo that looks a lot like the beloved Starfleet Command logo. George Takei and Mark Hamill​ react.

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2020-01-25 02:48:43



Coronavirus leads to sales spike of Plague Inc., a game about pandemics - CNET  

The real-time strategy game tasks players with evolving a virus that will wipe out humanity.

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2020-01-25 02:46:39



Here's how to track the coronavirus spread - CNET  

An online dashboard shows all confirmed, suspected and recovered coronavirus patients, as well as deaths.

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2020-01-25 02:43:41



This activity tracker can help identify when your cat gets sick - CNET  

The PurrSong Pendant is a tiny device that measures your cat's activity and sleep.

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2020-01-25 02:33:24



This is the $26.5 million Star Wars-themed mansion you're looking for - CNET  

If you have a little cash to spare, you too can live inside the ultimate Star Wars museum.

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2020-01-25 02:32:21



Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app - CNET  

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the new LucidPix app can now turn your cat and food photos into 3D masterpieces.

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2020-01-25 02:30:04



This is the $26.5 million Star Wars-themed mansion you're looking for - CNET  

If you have a little cash to spare, you too can live inside the ultimate Star Wars museum.

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2020-01-25 02:19:42



Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37  

The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samasource, passed away at the age of 37 due to complications from Epithelioid Sarcoma, a form of cancer, according to a statement from the company. She focused her career on […]

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2020-01-25 02:17:18



Chang'e 4 robots send back epic images of moon's mysterious far side - CNET  

China's lunar lander and rover are sending back amazing high-resolution scenes.

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2020-01-25 01:43:23



Best internet providers in 2020: How to choose cable vs. DSL vs. satellite and more - CNET  

Speed, price and the pros and cons of every type of internet service -- from dial-up to fiber to 5G.

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2020-01-25 01:25:51



GE Fridges Won't Dispense Ice Or Water Unless Your Water Filter 'Authenticates' Via RFID Chip  

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: Count GE in on the "screw your customers" bandwagon. Twitter user @ShaneMorris tweeted: "My fridge has an RFID chip in the water filter, which means the generic water filter I ordered for $19 doesn't work. My fridge will literally not dispense ice, or water. I have to pay General Electric $55 for a water filter from them." Fortunately, there appears to be a way to hack them to work: How to Hack RWPFE Water Filters for Your GE Fridge. Hacks aside, count me out from ever

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2020-01-25 01:25:00



GE Fridges Won't Dispense Ice Or Water Unless Your Water Filter 'Authenticates' Via RFID Chip  

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: Count GE in on the "screw your customers" bandwagon. Twitter user @ShaneMorris tweeted: "My fridge has an RFID chip in the water filter, which means the generic water filter I ordered for $19 doesn't work. My fridge will literally not dispense ice, or water. I have to pay General Electric $55 for a water filter from them." Fortunately, there appears to be a way to hack them to work: How to Hack RWPFE Water Filters for Your GE Fridge. Hacks aside, count me out from ever

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2020-01-25 01:25:00



Star Trek fans are not pleased about the new US Space Force logo - CNET  

President Trump reveals a new logo that looks a lot like the beloved Starfleet Command logo. George Takei and Mark Hamill​ react.

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2020-01-25 01:15:34



Here's how to track the coronavirus spread - CNET  

An online dashboard shows all confirmed, suspected and recovered coronavirus patients, as well as deaths.

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2020-01-25 01:02:54



Free Software Foundation Suggests Microsoft 'Upcycles' Windows 7 As Open Source  

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is urging Microsoft to open source Windows 7, which is no longer supported by the company. The Register reports: On the face of it, the logic seems pretty simple. On January 14, Windows 7 reached its end of life as Microsoft turned off the free security update taps with a final fix. "Its life doesn't have to end," cried the foundation. "We call on Microsoft to upcycle it instead." Unfortunately, the FSF couldn't resist a final dig, saying the killing of the OS

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2020-01-25 01:02:00



Free Software Foundation Suggests Microsoft 'Upcycles' Windows 7 As Open Source  

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is urging Microsoft to open source Windows 7, which is no longer supported by the company. The Register reports: On the face of it, the logic seems pretty simple. On January 14, Windows 7 reached its end of life as Microsoft turned off the free security update taps with a final fix. "Its life doesn't have to end," cried the foundation. "We call on Microsoft to upcycle it instead." Unfortunately, the FSF couldn't resist a final dig, saying the killing of the OS

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2020-01-25 01:02:00



Chang'e 4 robots send back epic images of moon's mysterious far side - CNET  

China's lunar lander and rover are sending back amazing high-resolution scenes.

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2020-01-25 01:01:18



Support Grows For Unionizing Video Game Industry, Survey Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hollywood Reporter: Ahead of the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) -- which is dedicated to the art and science of making video games and set to take place March 16-20 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco -- the results of the organization's eighth annual State of Industry report were released Friday. Surveying nearly 4,000 video game developers with the intent of highlighting industry trends and forecasts for the future of gaming, this year's repor

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2020-01-25 00:45:00



Support Grows For Unionizing Video Game Industry, Survey Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hollywood Reporter: Ahead of the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) -- which is dedicated to the art and science of making video games and set to take place March 16-20 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco -- the results of the organization's eighth annual State of Industry report were released Friday. Surveying nearly 4,000 video game developers with the intent of highlighting industry trends and forecasts for the future of gaming, this year's repor

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2020-01-25 00:45:00



Apple TV Plus Reportedly Has More Subscribers Than Disney Plus  

If a report from The Wall Street Journal is correct, Apple's TV Plus service that launched late last year has 10 million more subscribers than Disney Plus, which launched at a similar time but with access to almost every TV show and movie Disney owns the rights to. For comparison, Apple TV Plus launched with only 11 titles. Fast Company reports: According to the Wall Street Journal, an Ampere Analysis study found that Apple's fledgling Apple TV Plus service garnered an astounding 33.6 million su

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2020-01-25 00:22:00



Apple TV Plus Reportedly Has More Subscribers Than Disney Plus  

If a report from The Wall Street Journal is correct, Apple's TV Plus service that launched late last year has 10 million more subscribers than Disney Plus, which launched at a similar time but with access to almost every TV show and movie Disney owns the rights to. For comparison, Apple TV Plus launched with only 11 titles. Fast Company reports: According to the Wall Street Journal, an Ampere Analysis study found that Apple's fledgling Apple TV Plus service garnered an astounding 33.6 million su

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2020-01-25 00:22:00



YouTube Moderators Are Being Forced To Sign PTSD Forms  

According to The Verge, content moderators for YouTube are being ordered to sign a document acknowledging that performing the job can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the report: "I understand the content I will be reviewing may be disturbing," reads the document, which is titled "Acknowledgement" and was distributed to employees using DocuSign. "It is possible that reviewing such content may impact my mental health, and it could even lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

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2020-01-25 00:02:00



YouTube Moderators Are Being Forced To Sign PTSD Forms  

According to The Verge, content moderators for YouTube are being ordered to sign a document acknowledging that performing the job can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the report: "I understand the content I will be reviewing may be disturbing," reads the document, which is titled "Acknowledgement" and was distributed to employees using DocuSign. "It is possible that reviewing such content may impact my mental health, and it could even lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD

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2020-01-25 00:02:00



'There's Nothing Wrong With My No-Email Policy'  

Julian Lewis MP responds to criticism over his refusal to use email for constituency correspondence, and says letters, phone calls and surgery appointments are "perfectly adequate." He writes: There is nothing "mysterious" about the fact that I do not use email for constituency correspondence: it is openly stated on the homepage of my -- very extensive -- website, and has been remarked upon in the press from time to time previously. Nor am I in the least "uncontactable," as Bridget Craig (Letter

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2020-01-24 23:20:00



'There's Nothing Wrong With My No-Email Policy'  

Julian Lewis MP responds to criticism over his refusal to use email for constituency correspondence, and says letters, phone calls and surgery appointments are "perfectly adequate." He writes: There is nothing "mysterious" about the fact that I do not use email for constituency correspondence: it is openly stated on the homepage of my -- very extensive -- website, and has been remarked upon in the press from time to time previously. Nor am I in the least "uncontactable," as Bridget Craig (Letter

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2020-01-24 23:20:00



EPA Reasoning For Gutting Fuel-Economy Rule Doesn't Hold Up, Senator Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Trump administration has for several years been working to weaken federal vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. To justify these changes, regulatory agencies argued that more stringent standards would both cost consumers more and reduce road safety. A draft version of the new final rule, however, seems to directly contradict those lines of reasoning. The draft of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule has not been released

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2020-01-24 22:40:00



EPA Reasoning For Gutting Fuel-Economy Rule Doesn't Hold Up, Senator Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Trump administration has for several years been working to weaken federal vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. To justify these changes, regulatory agencies argued that more stringent standards would both cost consumers more and reduce road safety. A draft version of the new final rule, however, seems to directly contradict those lines of reasoning. The draft of the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles rule has not been released

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2020-01-24 22:40:00



Spot the Robot Dog Trots Into the Big, Bad World  

Boston Dynamics' creation is starting to sniff out its role in the workforce: as a helpful canine that still sometimes needs you to hold its paw. From a report: This autumn, after years of dropping view-amassing videos of Spot the robot dog fending off stick-wielding humans and opening doors for its pals, Boston Dynamics finally announced that the machine was hitting the market -- for a select few early adopters, at least. BD's people would be the first to tell you that they don't fully know wha

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2020-01-24 22:04:00



Spot the Robot Dog Trots Into the Big, Bad World  

Boston Dynamics' creation is starting to sniff out its role in the workforce: as a helpful canine that still sometimes needs you to hold its paw. From a report: This autumn, after years of dropping view-amassing videos of Spot the robot dog fending off stick-wielding humans and opening doors for its pals, Boston Dynamics finally announced that the machine was hitting the market -- for a select few early adopters, at least. BD's people would be the first to tell you that they don't fully know wha

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2020-01-24 22:04:00



The Pentagon pushes back on Huawei ban in bid for 'balance'  

Huawei may have just found itself an ally in the most unexpected of places. According to a new report out of The Wall Street Journal, both the Defense and Treasury Departments are pushing back on a Commerce Department-led ban on sales from the embattled Chinese hardware giant. That move, in turn, has reportedly led Commerce […]

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2020-01-24 21:59:04



New York State Wants To Ban Government Agencies From Paying Ransomware Demands  

Two New York state senators proposed two bills last week to ban local municipalities and other government entities from using taxpayer money for paying ransomware demands. From a report: The first bill (S7246) was proposed by Republican NY Senator Phil Boyle on January 14. The second bill (S7289) was introduced by Democrat NY Senator David Carlucci, two days later, on January 16. Both bills are under discussion in committee, and is unclear which will move forward to a vote on the Senate floor.

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2020-01-24 21:25:00



New York State Wants To Ban Government Agencies From Paying Ransomware Demands  

Two New York state senators proposed two bills last week to ban local municipalities and other government entities from using taxpayer money for paying ransomware demands. From a report: The first bill (S7246) was proposed by Republican NY Senator Phil Boyle on January 14. The second bill (S7289) was introduced by Democrat NY Senator David Carlucci, two days later, on January 16. Both bills are under discussion in committee, and is unclear which will move forward to a vote on the Senate floor.

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2020-01-24 21:25:00



China's Battle With the Wuhan Coronavirus is Shackled by a Toxic Relationship With Information  

An anonymous reader shares a report: People are panicking. When a new disease is discovered, it's undeniably hard to identify and inform the public about it quickly. Yet China is making the problem harder to solve, even though it should have learned from the SARS outbreak in 2003, when the government admitted to underreporting cases in the initial stages. Nearly 800 people died in that epidemic, which saw desperate people emptying shops for Chinese herbal medicines and vinegar that would turn ou

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2020-01-24 20:55:00



China's Battle With the Wuhan Coronavirus is Shackled by a Toxic Relationship With Information  

An anonymous reader shares a report: People are panicking. When a new disease is discovered, it's undeniably hard to identify and inform the public about it quickly. Yet China is making the problem harder to solve, even though it should have learned from the SARS outbreak in 2003, when the government admitted to underreporting cases in the initial stages. Nearly 800 people died in that epidemic, which saw desperate people emptying shops for Chinese herbal medicines and vinegar that would turn ou

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2020-01-24 20:55:00



Google backtracks on search results design  

Earlier today, Google announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers and the press over the way in which search results displays were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search service click on ads. It doesn’t […]

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2020-01-24 20:40:36



Tetris Returns To Android and iOS After EA's Version Shuts Down  

Just days after EA announced that its mobile Tetris games will shut down on April 21st, new Tetris developer N3twork released an officially licensed version of the popular puzzle game for both Android and iOS. From a report: The new N3twork app isn't the 100-player Tetris Royale app that the developer is also working on; rather, it's an extremely basic mobile Tetris game. "We're launching Tetris with a traditional solo gameplay mode, but we want fans to know that we've got so much more in store

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2020-01-24 20:15:00



Tetris Returns To Android and iOS After EA's Version Shuts Down  

Just days after EA announced that its mobile Tetris games will shut down on April 21st, new Tetris developer N3twork released an officially licensed version of the popular puzzle game for both Android and iOS. From a report: The new N3twork app isn't the 100-player Tetris Royale app that the developer is also working on; rather, it's an extremely basic mobile Tetris game. "We're launching Tetris with a traditional solo gameplay mode, but we want fans to know that we've got so much more in store

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2020-01-24 20:15:00



A founder's guide to recession planning for startups  

Founders can't afford to wait until the midst of a downturn to figure out their game plans.

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2020-01-24 20:06:37



Air-Traffic Control Is in the Midst of a Major Change  

Shift from radar to GPS should make tracking faster and more accurate, allowing more planes in the air. From a report: Since World War II, air-traffic controllers have used radar to keep track of aircraft. But as of Jan. 1, most planes and helicopters flying in the U.S. must be equipped with transponders that allow their movements to be traced with GPS coordinates. The deadline caused a flurry of upgrades last year as operators who hadn't yet complied with the mandate rushed to equip their aircr

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2020-01-24 19:35:00



Air-Traffic Control Is in the Midst of a Major Change  

Shift from radar to GPS should make tracking faster and more accurate, allowing more planes in the air. From a report: Since World War II, air-traffic controllers have used radar to keep track of aircraft. But as of Jan. 1, most planes and helicopters flying in the U.S. must be equipped with transponders that allow their movements to be traced with GPS coordinates. The deadline caused a flurry of upgrades last year as operators who hadn't yet complied with the mandate rushed to equip their aircr

what do you think?

2020-01-24 19:35:00



Surprising Android tricks an iPhone can't do video - CNET  

These Android features will fill your iPhone-owning friends with envy.

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2020-01-24 19:29:39



Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns - CNET  

The app is an "insidious encroachment" on civil liberties, the complaint alleges.

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2020-01-24 19:06:40



Google Backtracks on Design That Made Search Ads Look Like Normal Results  

Google's latest design change to its search results received blowback from some who said it blurred the lines between search ads and regular search results. On Friday, Google responded, saying it will be experimenting with different designs, some that will not include the icons that make ads look similar to those organic search results. From a report: As part of a recent redesign to desktop search results, the company made paid links look more like the unpaid search results users see. The word "

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2020-01-24 18:53:00



Google Backtracks on Design That Made Search Ads Look Like Normal Results  

Google's latest design change to its search results received blowback from some who said it blurred the lines between search ads and regular search results. On Friday, Google responded, saying it will be experimenting with different designs, some that will not include the icons that make ads look similar to those organic search results. From a report: As part of a recent redesign to desktop search results, the company made paid links look more like the unpaid search results users see. The word "

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2020-01-24 18:53:00



Best TVs in 2020 - CNET  

Looking for a new TV? Start here.

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2020-01-24 18:51:36



FICO Changes Could Lower Your Credit Score  

Credit-scoring company Fair Isaac is making changes that will create a bigger gap between consumers deemed to be good and bad credit risks [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: Changes in how the most widely used credit score in the U.S. is calculated will likely make it harder for many Americans to get loans. Fair Isaac, creator of FICO scores, will soon start scoring consumers with rising debt levels and those who fall behind on loan payments more harsh

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2020-01-24 18:11:00



FICO Changes Could Lower Your Credit Score  

Credit-scoring company Fair Isaac is making changes that will create a bigger gap between consumers deemed to be good and bad credit risks [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: Changes in how the most widely used credit score in the U.S. is calculated will likely make it harder for many Americans to get loans. Fair Isaac, creator of FICO scores, will soon start scoring consumers with rising debt levels and those who fall behind on loan payments more harsh

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2020-01-24 18:11:00



Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?  

Brian Krebs: If you're running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company's domain name and doing whatever they wish with it. Even so, most major Web site owners aren't taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Here's the story of one recent victim who was doing almost everything possible to avoid such a situation and still had a key domain stolen by scammers.

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2020-01-24 17:31:00



Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?  

Brian Krebs: If you're running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company's domain name and doing whatever they wish with it. Even so, most major Web site owners aren't taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Here's the story of one recent victim who was doing almost everything possible to avoid such a situation and still had a key domain stolen by scammers.

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2020-01-24 17:31:00



The best headphones of 2020 - CNET  

With many different headphones to choose from, which ones are the best of the best? Here's a look at CNET's top picks -- from full-size models to tiny wireless earbuds.

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2020-01-24 17:25:36



As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities  

David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for alternatives to venture capital. Indeed, since forming debt-lending company Runway Growth Capital in mid-2015, Spreng has been busy writing checks to a variety of mostly later-stage companies […]

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2020-01-24 17:24:40



Porsche hopes to steal show during Super Bowl with The Heist ad - Roadshow  

Join a band of definitely-gonna-get-fired security guards as they chase down a rogue Taycan in the streets of Stuttgart.

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2020-01-24 17:10:20



Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns - CNET  

The app is an "insidious encroachment" on civil liberties, the complaint alleges.

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2020-01-24 17:08:15



Lenovo Issues Firmware Update for ThinkPad Laptops Made Between 2017 and 2019 To Fix Various USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Connection Issues  

couchslug writes: Potential hardware damage alert. As reported by Notebookcheck and later posted to a Lenovo support page, the USB-C firmware issue affects more than a dozen ThinkPad models including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen to 7th Gen), X1 Yoga (2nd Gen to 4th Gen), and P-series ThinkPads. It turns out that a firmware update issued in August 2019 corrupted the software controlling the port. " couchslug adds: Anyone with more information on this expensive problem please post. It's already

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2020-01-24 16:58:00



Lenovo Issues Firmware Update for ThinkPad Laptops Made Between 2017 and 2019 To Fix Various USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 Connection Issues  

couchslug writes: Potential hardware damage alert. As reported by Notebookcheck and later posted to a Lenovo support page, the USB-C firmware issue affects more than a dozen ThinkPad models including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen to 7th Gen), X1 Yoga (2nd Gen to 4th Gen), and P-series ThinkPads. It turns out that a firmware update issued in August 2019 corrupted the software controlling the port. " couchslug adds: Anyone with more information on this expensive problem please post. It's already

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2020-01-24 16:58:00



Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards  

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Goldman Sachs says it won't take startups public without at least one 'diverse' director; it should go further CEO David Solomon told […]

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2020-01-24 16:57:39



YouTube moderators must sign form acknowledging job can give them PTSD, report says - CNET  

Thousands of workers are contracted by YouTube and Google around the world for content moderation.

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2020-01-24 16:45:32



Pentagon Blocks Clampdown on Huawei Sales  

The Commerce Department's efforts to tighten the noose on Huawei Technologies Co. is facing a formidable obstacle: the Pentagon. From a report:Commerce officials have withdrawn proposed regulations making it harder for U.S. companies to sell to Huawei [the link may be paywalled] from their overseas facilities following objections from the Defense Department as well as the Treasury Department, people familiar with the matter told WSJ. The Pentagon is concerned that if U.S. companies can't continu

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2020-01-24 16:18:00



Pentagon Blocks Clampdown on Huawei Sales  

The Commerce Department's efforts to tighten the noose on Huawei Technologies Co. is facing a formidable obstacle: the Pentagon. From a report:Commerce officials have withdrawn proposed regulations making it harder for U.S. companies to sell to Huawei [the link may be paywalled] from their overseas facilities following objections from the Defense Department as well as the Treasury Department, people familiar with the matter told WSJ. The Pentagon is concerned that if U.S. companies can't continu

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2020-01-24 16:18:00



US Space Force logo angers Star Trek fans - CNET  

President Trump reveals a new logo that looks a lot like the beloved Starfleet Command logo. George Takei and Mark Hamill​ react.

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2020-01-24 15:49:56



Who's Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.  

Speaking of tax evasions, Kiel, in a separate story at ProPublica this week: In March 2008, as Facebook was speeding toward 100 million users and emerging as the next big tech company, it announced an important hire. Sheryl Sandberg was leaving Google to become Facebook's chief operating officer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then 23 years old, told The New York Times that Sandberg would take the young company "to the next level." Based on her time at Google, Sandberg soon decided that one area where Fac

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2020-01-24 15:20:00



Who's Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.  

Speaking of tax evasions, Kiel, in a separate story at ProPublica this week: In March 2008, as Facebook was speeding toward 100 million users and emerging as the next big tech company, it announced an important hire. Sheryl Sandberg was leaving Google to become Facebook's chief operating officer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then 23 years old, told The New York Times that Sandberg would take the young company "to the next level." Based on her time at Google, Sandberg soon decided that one area where Fac

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2020-01-24 15:20:00



Second US coronavirus case and first European cases confirmed: Everything we know - CNET  

A woman in Chicago has been diagnosed with the virus, which has now infected more than 1,000 people and killed at least 40 as it's spread to Europe.

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2020-01-24 14:47:53



Google's Nearby Sharing feature looks like its own version of Apple's AirDrop - CNET  

Nearby Sharing could be the competitor that Android Beam tried to be.

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2020-01-24 14:45:46



Wikipedia Now Has More Than 6 Million Articles in English  

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone this week: The English version of the world's largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. From a report: The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of "what humans can do together," said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadia

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2020-01-24 14:40:00



Wikipedia Now Has More Than 6 Million Articles in English  

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone this week: The English version of the world's largest online encyclopedia now has more than six million articles. From a report: The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of "what humans can do together," said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadia

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2020-01-24 14:40:00



US Space Force logo angers Star Trek fans - CNET  

President Trump reveals a new logo that looks a lot like the beloved Starfleet Command logo. George Takei and Mark Hamill​ react.

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2020-01-24 14:36:53



More Galaxy S20 photo leaks: Samsung might release new 'cosmic' color options - CNET  

The phone's official debut is less than a month away.

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2020-01-24 14:34:50



Boeing 777X first flight postponed because of winds - CNET  

The aircraft's design is intriguing: Folding wingtips will let the 777X fit at existing airport gates while still giving the wings the lift they need.

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2020-01-24 14:34:46



Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator's Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67  

Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring the best-selling business book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail,” passed away last night. The Desert News reported earlier today that the cause tied to complications from leukemia treatments that Christensen was receiving in Boston. […]

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2020-01-24 14:29:31



Rome Wasn't Built In a Day, But a $30.4B Microsoft Puerto Rico Tax Dodge Was  

theodp writes: ProPublica's Paul KIel has the remarkable tale of the IRS' 12-years-and-counting audit of Microsoft for a 2005 deal involving a Puerto Rico subsidiary (and related "Legal Entities") that was deemed worth nothing or a nominal amount on June 30th, 2005 but valued at $30.4 billion just one day later. Seen as an epic case of tax dodging by one of the largest companies in the world, the IRS opened the biggest audit by dollar amount in the history of the agency. In response to extensive

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2020-01-24 14:01:00



Rome Wasn't Built In a Day, But a $30.4B Microsoft Puerto Rico Tax Dodge Was  

theodp writes: ProPublica's Paul KIel has the remarkable tale of the IRS' 12-years-and-counting audit of Microsoft for a 2005 deal involving a Puerto Rico subsidiary (and related "Legal Entities") that was deemed worth nothing or a nominal amount on June 30th, 2005 but valued at $30.4 billion just one day later. Seen as an epic case of tax dodging by one of the largest companies in the world, the IRS opened the biggest audit by dollar amount in the history of the agency. In response to extensive

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2020-01-24 14:01:00



Apple patent envisions 'finger devices' for controlling objects in AR and VR - CNET  

The fingernail-sized device is loaded with sensors that let users connect to other devices, according to a patent application.

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2020-01-24 13:52:23



Rolls-Royce is reportedly building mini nuclear reactors - CNET  

The modular power stations could provide power to the UK by 2029.

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2020-01-24 13:44:50



I went to Hell for Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 3 - CNET  

I visited the Vancouver set to see how dark magic brought a '90s favorite back to life. And I had a devil of a time.

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2020-01-24 13:20:48



Take 3D photos on your iPhone or Android phone with this app - CNET  

Whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the new LucidPix app can now turn your cat and food photos into 3D masterpieces.

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2020-01-24 13:05:35



Scientists Re-Create Voice of 3,000-Year-Old Mummy  

Longtime Slashdot reader vm writes: You don't have to wait until next Halloween to get creeped out. Using 3D printing, medical scanners, and an electronic larynx, researchers have recreated the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. The tongue has deteriorated over three millennia and all they have so far is a vowel sound but it's a pretty clever way to raise the dead with science. "The researchers then synthesized Nesyamun's voice by 3D printing a model of his airway and connecting it to an

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2020-01-24 13:00:00



Scientists Re-Create Voice of 3,000-Year-Old Mummy  

Longtime Slashdot reader vm writes: You don't have to wait until next Halloween to get creeped out. Using 3D printing, medical scanners, and an electronic larynx, researchers have recreated the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. The tongue has deteriorated over three millennia and all they have so far is a vowel sound but it's a pretty clever way to raise the dead with science. "The researchers then synthesized Nesyamun's voice by 3D printing a model of his airway and connecting it to an

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2020-01-24 13:00:00



Goldman Sachs' new board member diversity rule misses the mark  

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon recently said the investment bank won’t take companies public that don’t have at least one board member from an underrepresented group. The main focus will be on female board members, he told CNBC, because companies that have gone public in the last four years with at least one woman on their […]

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2020-01-24 12:57:12



Facebook's dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe  

Italy’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings against Facebook for failing to fully inform users about the commercial uses it makes of their data. At the same time, a German court has today upheld a consumer group’s right to challenge the tech giant over data and privacy issues in the national courts. Lack of […]

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2020-01-24 12:53:42



The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will debut in a Spike Lee short film - Roadshow  

A new teaser image for the short reveals the luxury SUV's front end.

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2020-01-24 12:50:14



5G's inconsistent rollout isn't limited to the US. Here's what it's like in the UK - CNET  

We tested 5G on EE, Vodafone and O2 in five major cities across the UK.

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2020-01-24 12:46:54



Get the Vizio P-Series 75-inch smart TV at an all-time low price just in time for game day - CNET  

This $1,300 deal saves you $1,000 on a screen big enough to see ripples in the pigskin from the comfort of your sofa.

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2020-01-24 12:45:57



iPhone 9: If you miss the iPhone SE, you might be happy to hear this Apple rumor - CNET  

Remember the iPhone SE? Well, it's coming back… sort of.

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2020-01-24 12:42:49



Samsung and GE are cooking up the kitchen smarts I've been waiting for - CNET  

With cameras and object recognition, GE and Samsung are bringing smart kitchen appliances to the US that might actually be useful.

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2020-01-24 12:32:44



Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards  

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Goldman Sachs says it won't take startups public without at least one 'diverse' director; it should go further CEO David Solomon told […]

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2020-01-24 12:29:43



As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities  

David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for alternatives to venture capital. Indeed, since forming debt-lending company Runway Growth Capital in mid-2015, Spreng has been busy writing checks to a variety of mostly later-stage companies […]

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2020-01-24 12:27:39






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