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What Student Developers Want in a Job  

Organizations desperate for software engineering talent tend to follow similar plays when it comes to attracting student developers about the enter the workforce, including offering perks like free food, beer, and ping pong. However, student developers have a much stronger appetite for other workplace elements when making employment decisions, according to a Tuesday report from HackerRank. From a news writeup: The three most important criteria students look for in job opportunities are professio

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2018-12-11 18:54:00



New Firefox Suggests Ways To Get More Out of the Web  

Starting Tuesday, Firefox will nudge you to try out options designed to make the web more interesting, more useful or more productive. From a report: Mozilla's new Firefox 64 keeps an eye on what you're up to and prompts you to try extensions and features that could help you with that activity, the browser maker said. For example, if you open the same tab lots of times, it could suggest you pin it to your tab strip for easier future access. Other suggestions include installing the Facebook Conta

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2018-12-11 18:07:00



Google CEO denies search launch in China, commits to transparency - CNET  

Sundar Pichai does leave the open door to returning to China someday.

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2018-12-11 17:26:28



Lightroom supports photos from iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 - CNET  

Plus Adobe's software is much smarter about creating panoramas.

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2018-12-11 17:25:52



Sidecar says Uber 'took illegal steps to undermine' competitors in new lawsuit  

Sidecar, an early player in the ride-hailing market, is suing Uber: "It was never a fair fight. That's why Sidecar failed," says former Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul.

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2018-12-11 17:23:33



Android Trojan Steals Money From PayPal Accounts Even With 2FA On  

ESET researchers have discovered a new Android Trojan using a novel Accessibility-abusing technique that targets the official PayPal app, and is capable of bypassing PayPal's two-factor authentication. A report elaborates: At the time of writing, the malware is masquerading as a battery optimization tool, and is distributed via third-party app stores. After being launched, the malicious app terminates without offering any functionality and hides its icon. This video, courtesy of ESET, demonstrat

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2018-12-11 17:23:00



More people turn to social media for news than actual newspapers, says Pew study - CNET  

It's a sign of the times.

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2018-12-11 17:17:43



Google CEO: "We can do better" on explaining privacy controls to users - CNET  

Privacy came up a lot during Sundar Pichai's testimony to Congress.

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2018-12-11 17:08:03



Apple Watch: How to quickly turn on Walkie Talkie mode - CNET  

Tired of being embarrassed by Walkie Talkie interruptions? Read this.

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2018-12-11 17:03:13



Coffee Meets Bagel goes anti-Tinder with a redesign focused on profiles, conversations  

How do other dating apps compete with Tinder? By further distancing themselves from Tinder’s “hot-or-not” user interface design to focus on differentiating features — like conversation starters, commenting and richer profiles. Today, another anti-Tinder app is doing the same. On the heels of its $12 million Series B announced earlier this year, the oddly named […]

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2018-12-11 17:00:56



Google launches Istio on GKE  

Google today announced an update to GKE, the Google Kubernetes Engine, that brings integrated support for the Istio service mesh to service. Istio support is currently in beta. While Istio isn’t yet the household name that Kubernetes has become in recent years, for many enterprises it’s an important building block for building their cloud-native platforms. […]

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2018-12-11 17:00:44



Google's Sundar Pichai: YouTube should have diverse opinions -- but not abuse - CNET  

A member of Congress asks how YouTube combats the spread of white supremacy.

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2018-12-11 17:00:40



The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds etcd to its open-source stable  

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source home of projects like Kubernetes and Vitess, today announced that its technical committee has voted to bring a new project on board. That project is etcd, the distributed key-value store that was first developed by CoreOS (now owned by Red Hat, which in turn will soon be […]

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2018-12-11 17:00:14



Best cheap phones to try now video - CNET  

Costs have dropped and the software keeps getting better. Here are the top cheap phones we love for 2018.

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2018-12-11 17:00:14



Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel lightens up - CNET  

The app is trying to de-clutter.

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2018-12-11 17:00:14



The 10 best Facebook alternatives for Android and iOS - CNET  

Whether you're part of the #DeleteFacebook crowd or the 'Time Well Spent' movement, these are your best alternatives to the world's largest social network.

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2018-12-11 16:58:34



NASA astronaut discovers Christmas elf on the ISS - CNET  

An Elf on a Shelf arrives in space to keep an eye on the crew and report back to Santa.

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2018-12-11 16:58:02



Google CEO tackles political bias, China and data collection with Congress - CNET  

Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant's recent controversies.

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2018-12-11 16:57:52



National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series  

National Geographic and YouTube are launching a new series of virtual reality experiences starting today with a virtual exploration of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Dubbed one of the “last wild places on earth,” the virtual reality trip through Okavango is the first of three immersive experiences that National Geographic has planned with YouTube . The […]

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2018-12-11 16:57:10



Lydia introduces credit lines  

French startup Lydia announced a partnership with Banque Casino today for small credit lines. Starting tomorrow, Lydia users in France will be able to borrow as much as €1,000 in just a few seconds. While Lydia started as a peer-to-peer money transferring app, fintech startups always end up offering credit at some point. It's hard […]

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2018-12-11 16:55:57



Big screens and high-end features could boost phone shipments in 2019 - CNET  

There could be some growth in the future for smartphones.

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2018-12-11 16:50:13



Evelyn Berezin, Who Built the First True Word Processor, Has Died at 93  

An anonymous reader shares a report: Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and marketing the first computerized word processor, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 93. In an age when computers were in their infancy and few women were involved in their development, Ms. Berezin (pronounced BEAR-a-zen) not only designed the first true word processor; in 1969, she was also a founde

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2018-12-11 16:40:00



Netflix ranks its 2018 original content with watch data and Instagram - CNET  

Rom-coms and the actors starring in them dominate Netflix's data.

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2018-12-11 16:38:24



Super Micro says no evidence of spy chips found in its hardware - CNET  

The company ordered a third-party investigation after a report alleged Chinese surveillance chips had been inserted in its motherboards.

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2018-12-11 16:25:07



Hyundai makes massive $6.7B bet on hydrogen - Roadshow  

The Korean carmaker plans to produce half a million fuel-cell cars and trucks a year by 2030.

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2018-12-11 16:18:26



Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Android users know how much their phones are tracking them  

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Android users have a good understanding of the volume of data Google collects on them, when they agree to use the Android mobile operating system. The exec, who is testifying today in front of the House Judiciary committee for a hearing entitled “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data […]

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2018-12-11 16:17:00



Why I'm Usually Unnerved When Modern SSDs Die on Us  

Chris Siebenmann, a Unix Systems Administrator at University of Toronto, writes about the inability to figure out the bottleneck when an SSD dies: What unnerves me about these sorts of abrupt SSD failures is how inscrutable they are and how I can't construct a story in my head of what went wrong. With spinning HDs, drives might die abruptly but you could at least construct narratives about what could have happened to do that; perhaps the spindle motor drive seized or the drive had some other gro

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2018-12-11 16:16:00



DigitalOcean launches its container service  

It’s KubeCon/CloudNativeCon this week, the world’s largest confab for all things cloud-native, containers, Kubernetes and DevOps. Every company that’s doing anything remotely related to those topics is announcing news at the sold-out event. That includes the popular cloud hosting service DigitalOcean, which is announcing the launch of its Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering to all developers today. This […]

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2018-12-11 16:00:28



Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive  

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK […]

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2018-12-11 15:58:05



Automobili Pininfarina names its all-electric hypercar Battista - Roadshow  

The car will cost between $2 and $2.5 million when it launches in 2020.

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2018-12-11 15:51:54



Huawei, Google and the tiring politics of tech  

The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Who owns our data? Today, we see these intersecting arcs with two prominent tech leaders mired in legal and political processes. TechCrunch is experimenting […]

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2018-12-11 15:25:46



Doom Turns 25: The FPS That Wowed Players, Gummed Up Servers, and Enraged Admins  

On December 10, 1993, after a marathon 30-hour coding session, the developers at id Software uploaded the first finished copy of Doom for download, the game that was to redefine first-person shooter (FPS) genre. Hours later IT admins wanted id's guts for garters. The Register: Doom wasn't the first FPS game, but it was the iPhone of the field -- it took parts from various other products and packaged them together in a fearsomely addictive package. Admins loathed it because it hogged bandwidth fo

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2018-12-11 15:25:00



Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule - CNET  

The hole was the cause of a pressure leak over the summer.

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2018-12-11 15:22:17



Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 makes its Black Shark look a lot like Nintendo Switch - CNET  

Android gaming, Nintendo-style.

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2018-12-11 15:18:12



Verizon to take a charge of up to $6.7B due to Oath and redundancies  

Verizon, the telecoms giant that is the parent of Oath (and therefore owns TechCrunch), has been through the re-organizational ringer in recent quarters and today it announced the full financial effect of that process. According to an SEC filing, the company will take charges of up to $6.7 billion as a result of a voluntary […]

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2018-12-11 14:48:01



What it's Like To Work in the Biggest Building in the World  

To build a fleet of giant airliners requires a building just as big. Boeing's Everett Factory, built to construct the famous 747, is the biggest enclosed structure in the world. BBC Future: When you're building some of the world's biggest airliners, you need an equally outsized building. When Boeing decided to build the 747 -- a plane so big it would become known around the world as the jumbo jet -- they had to build a factory large enough to build several of them at the same time. If you've eve

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2018-12-11 14:46:00



Watch Google CEO Sundar Pichai testify in Congress — on bias, China and more  

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has managed to avoid the public political grillings that have come for tech leaders at Facebook and Twitter this year. But not today. Today he will be in front of the House Judiciary committee for a hearing entitled: Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices. […]

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2018-12-11 14:41:16



Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again  

Dell announced it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price of $120 per share for a total of $23.9 billion. With today’s move, Dell will return to being publicly traded starting on December 28th. Sixty-one percent of shareholders voted in favor of the deal. It’s […]

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2018-12-11 14:37:20



Super Micro Says Review Found No Malicious Chips in Motherboards  

Computer hardware maker Super Micro Computer told customers on Tuesday that an outside investigations firm had found no evidence of any malicious hardware in its current or older-model motherboards. From a report: In a letter to customers, the San Jose, California, company said it was not surprised by the result of the review it commissioned in October after a Bloomberg article reported that spies for the Chinese government had tainted Super Micro equipment to eavesdrop on its clients.

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2018-12-11 14:10:00



AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play  

Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Based in Los Angeles, AppOnboard sees itself as one of a new breed of LA startup that’s steeping itself in the local ecosystem and trying to be […]

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2018-12-11 14:05:49



Spotinst launches budget serverless offering for containers  

Spotinst has made a living finding budget resources on cloud platforms and reselling them to developers at a deep discount over cloud vendor retail pricing. Today, it announced a new budget serverless product for containerized workloads. The new product, called Ocean, gives developers deploying containers a cheaper option. Much like any serverless product, you deploy […]

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2018-12-11 14:00:22



TechSee nabs $16M for its customer support solution built on computer vision and AR  

Chatbots and other AI-based tools have firmly found footing in the world of customer service, used either to augment or completely replace the role of a human responding to questions and complaints, or (sometimes, annoyingly, at the same time as the previous two functions) sell more products to users. Today, an Israeli startup called TechSee […]

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2018-12-11 13:53:49



Capture lets you grab real 3D models with your iPhone X's powerful camera  

Three dimensional modeling used to be hard. It used to require something at least as big as the Xbox Kinect to get really high quality scans you needed high-powered laser sensor systems. Now all you need is your phone and Capture. Capture is a proof-of-concept for a company called Standard Cyborg led by Jeff Huber […]

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2018-12-11 13:41:34



InVision, valued at $1.9 billion, picks up $115 million Series F  

“The screen is becoming the most important place in the world,” says InVision CEO and founder Clark Valberg . In fact, it’s hard to get through a conversation with him without hearing it. And, considering that his company has grown to $100 million in annual recurring revenue, he has reason to believe his own affirmation. […]

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2018-12-11 13:36:32



Supermicro says investigation firm found no spy chips  

Supermicro has sent a letter to its customers saying that it has found no evidence of malicious chips on its motherboards. The company asked third-party company Nardello & Co to audit Supermicro's hardware. On October 4, a Bloomberg report claimed that China's spies managed to conceal tiny malicious chips on Supermicro motherboards. Those chips would […]

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2018-12-11 13:24:28



Carolina Brochado leaves Atomico to join Softbank's Vision Fund  

In the latest instalment of VC revolving doors, Carolina Brochado, a Partner at European venture capital firm Atomico, is joining Softbank’s Vision Fund. According to sources, Brochado informed Atomico portfolio companies earlier this week that she was joining Softbank where she’ll be based at the mega-fund‘s London office. Noteworthy, Brochado came to prominence in the […]

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2018-12-11 13:05:58



China To Force Changes To 20 Popular Games, Ban 9 Including Fortnite and PUBG  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: A panel of censors set up to vet mobile video games in China has signaled it will be hard to please. State media reports that of the first 20 titles it assessed, nine were refused permission to go on sale. The Xinhua news agency added that developers of the other 11 had been told they had to make adjustments to remove "controversial content." The authorities have voiced concerns about the violent nature of some titles as well as worries about the

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2018-12-11 13:00:00



Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone  

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

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2018-12-11 11:11:32



Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called  

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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2018-12-11 10:10:07



Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon  

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

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2018-12-11 10:04:23



Californians Have Now Purchased Half a Million EVs  

According Veloz -- an electric car industry group -- electric vehicle sales in California hit a cumulative 512,717 since 2010. "Months of strong U.S. sales in 2018, preceded by a strong 2017, are starting to show a trend: electric vehicles are selling well, especially in places where there are strong monetary and non-monetary incentives to buy them," reports Ars Technica. From the report: "Overall, this year has seen exponential growth in electric car sales," Veloz wrote. "Electric cars accounte

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2018-12-11 10:00:00



Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act  

Apple and its regional distributor have 60 days to change how they do business in Egypt or face with legal corrective action by the Egyptian Competition Authority, according to a new government decree.

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2018-12-11 08:50:57



Molotov creates a VR coffee shop to watch TV together  

French startup Molotov is slowly becoming the leading platform to stream TV in France. With a single account, you can watch TV on your phone, tablet, computer and set-top box. The company is about to release a VR app that lets you watch TV using a virtual reality headset — but there's a twist. The […]

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2018-12-11 08:10:01



TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts  

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

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2018-12-11 08:08:14



Introducing the startups and agenda for Startup Battlefield Africa  

At 9:30 AM local time, we kick off TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, where 15 companies will take the stage, along with panels from industry investors, Main One, and speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through the FB Start program). If you can’t be here with us in Lagos, Nigeria, we’ve got you covered. Check […]

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2018-12-11 08:00:34



Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit  

The supplier at the heart of Bloomberg's contentious iCloud spy chip story has completed its promised audit, and has told customers that it found no evidence of server tampering.

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2018-12-11 07:38:41



Facebook Filed a Patent To Calculate Your Future Location  

Facebook has filed several patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for technology that uses your location data to predict where you're going and when you're going to be offline. BuzzFeed News reports: A May 30, 2017, Facebook application titled "Offline Trajectories" describes a method to predict where you'll go next based on your location data. The technology described in the patent would calculate a "transition probability based at least in part on previously logged locat

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2018-12-11 07:33:00



Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction  

Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said on Monday, adding that all of its models remain available in its third-largest market. The American giant is locked in a legal battle in the world’s biggest smartphone market. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a […]

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2018-12-11 06:27:56



Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan  

Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce store in Japan, where it is working with local retail giant Rakuten. The companies first announced a collaboration in January when they agreed to team up on the launch of an online grocery service in Japan […]

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2018-12-11 05:05:44



Report: A manager at Uber's self-driving unit warned executives about safety issues just days before fatal crash  

Less than a week before a Uber self-driving SUV prototype struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last March, a manager sent executives an email cautioning that its autonomous vehicle unit needed to "work on establishing a culture rooted in safety," reports The Information. Robbie Miller, then a manager in the unit's testing operations, […]

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2018-12-11 05:05:06



Seattle Seahawks uniforms go Grinch-green on Monday Night Football - CNET  

It's not easy being green, especially when your team looks like a highlighter dipped in nuclear waste.

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2018-12-11 04:57:44



Watch scientists make and explode lava to study volcanoes - CNET  

When water and lava collide, you'd better get out of the way.

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2018-12-11 04:12:35



Samsung Embarrassingly Partners With Fake Supreme  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Droid Life: Samsung was doing its song and dance in China today at an event where they announced the Galaxy A8s, their first phone equipped with an Infinity-O display, only to pause midway to announce a new partnership. Samsung claimed to be partnering with iconic streetwear brand Supreme. They invited a couple of gentlemen on stage to talk about the deal, including plans for Supreme to enter China next year with a big flagship store. The thing is, those

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2018-12-11 03:30:00



NBA star Steph Curry drops ball, suggests NASA moon landing was faked - CNET  

Commentary: Steph Curry, famous for freakishly dropping 3's, dunks on NASA's moon landing -- and misses. We hope it was all just good-natured dribbling.

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2018-12-11 02:55:25



GoPro will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by next summer  

China and the United States have been slapping each other with massive tariffs and more may come if the trade war continues to escalate, prompting some companies to move manufacturing out of China. One of the latest is GoPro, which announced it will move production of most U.S.-bound cameras out of China by summer 2019. […]

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2018-12-11 02:49:03



Huawei Executive Arrest Inspires Advance Fee Scams  

UnderAttack writes: Scammers are attempting to trick Chinese victims into sending thousands of dollars in order to secure the release of Chinese Huawei executive Meng who was arrested in Canada last week. The messages claim to originate from Ms. Meng and suggest that she found a corrupt guard who will let her go for a few thousand dollars. Of course, there will be riches for anybody who is willing to help (and more). The scam is reportedly targeting people via WeChat, which may have a higher suc

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2018-12-11 02:45:00



More People Get Their News From Social Media Than Newspapers, Study Finds  

The Pew Research Center has found that more adults get their news from social media than newspapers. "In a survey conducted earlier this year, 20 percent of adults said they often get news via social media while just 16 percent said the same about print newspapers," reports Engadget. "Television topped the list, with 49 percent of respondents saying they get news from TV often while 33 percent and 26 percent of respondents said news websites and radio were significant news sources for them." Fro

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2018-12-11 02:03:00



Walmart Is Reportedly Testing a Burger-Flipping Robot   

Flippy, a burger-flipping robot that's been trialed in a number of restaurants this year, is coming to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, to see whether or not it's the right fit for its in-store delis. Yahoo News reports: Flippy is the world's first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant powered by artificial intelligence from Miso Robotics, a two-year-old startup. Flippy got a gig at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with vending food service company Levy Restaurants, part of Compass G

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2018-12-11 01:25:00



LG takes up the mantle of brewer with HomeBrew countertop beer bot - CNET  

The LG HomeBrew works with single-use capsules that can make up to a gallon of beer with the push of a button.

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2018-12-11 01:07:35



Uber app apparently suffering outage - CNET  

Uber Eats seems to be affected as well.

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2018-12-11 01:05:23



Stocking stuffers: Best tech gifts under $25 - CNET  

Looking for practical, cheap-but-good stocking stuffers? We've got you covered.

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2018-12-11 01:03:59



Enter to win* this MARVELous superhero bundle - CNET  

We joined forces with iDaily to give away the three Marvel Avengers movies, an articulated Infinity Gauntlet and more. This sweepstakes ends Dec. 31, 2018.

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2018-12-11 01:00:17



Google Lens arrives in iOS search app  

Google is bringing its Lens visual search feature to the iOS Google app, giving iPhone users a new way to search the web on mobile. By tapping on the Google Lens icon, you dive straight into the camera at which point if Google recognizes something in the space that you tap on, the app will […]

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2018-12-11 00:56:33



Porsche is recalling 95 ski bags for Macan and Cayenne over bad thread - Roadshow  

Yeah, it seems like a dumb recall but nobody wants to get impaled by a rogue ski in a crash.

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2018-12-11 00:49:10



Google CEO touts 'integrity' of products before House testimony - CNET  

Political bias plays no role in his leadership, Sundar Pichai says in written testimony.

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2018-12-11 00:47:56



At Least One Major Carrier Lied About Its 4G Coverage, FCC Review Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Four months after receiving a complaint claiming that Verizon "grossly overstated" its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, the Federal Communications Commission says that at least one carrier is apparently guilty of significant rules violations. The FCC did not name any specific carrier in its announcement and did not respond to our question about whether Verizon is among the carriers being investigated. But the investigation was apparent

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2018-12-11 00:45:00



Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services  

Making good on promises to take Apple Pay live in Germany before year's end, Apple on Tuesday activated services of its mobile payments solution in the region with support for 15 financial institutions including Comdirect and Deutsche Bank.

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2018-12-11 00:35:54



Congress has a couple more weeks to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules - CNET  

Thanks to a budget impasse between Democrats in Congress and the White House, there may be more time to eke out a long-shot victory for net neutrality supporters.

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2018-12-11 00:28:23



Scientists discover underworld ecosystem teeming with life - CNET  

Locked within the Earth are organisms that can withstand extreme pressures, temperatures and a lack of nutrients -- changing how we think about "life."

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2018-12-11 00:13:04



GoPro To Move US-Bound Camera Production Out of China  

In an effort to counter the potential impact from new tariffs, GoPro is moving most of its U.S.-bound camera production out of China by the summer of 2019. The company said international-bound camera production will remain in China. Reuters reports: The company had previously said it was being "very proactive" about the situation regarding tariffs as U.S. and China ramped up its bitter trade war, in which both nations have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's import

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2018-12-11 00:03:00



Hot without the hatch: VW will reportedly debut the new Jetta GLI in Chicago - Roadshow  

The new Jetta GLI will make its global debut in early February at the Chicago Auto Show.

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2018-12-10 23:49:29



Verizon Announces 10,400 Employees Will Voluntarily Leave the Company  

Verizon today announced that 10,400 employees -- about 7 percent of its worldwide workforce -- are taking buyouts to leave the company. "This is part of an effort to trim the telecom giant's workforce ahead of its push toward 5G," reports TechCrunch. From the report: Verizon put this offer on the table in September with a goal to save $10 billion in cash by 2021. The offer, which included 60 weeks of salary bonus and benefits depending on length of service, applied to 44,000 employees across Ver

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2018-12-10 23:20:00



2019 Porsche Macan first drive review: Why mess with success? - Roadshow  

The Porsche Macan gets a number of updates for 2019, but it's still the same top-notch performance SUV it's always been.

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2018-12-10 23:01:12



Instagram now lets you send voice messages - CNET  

You can reportedly record a message as long as a minute.

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2018-12-10 22:52:11



HealthCare.gov: Enrollment deadline and everything else you need to know - CNET  

It's last call for the 2019 Open Enrollment Period.

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2018-12-10 22:40:16



House Panel Issues Scathing Report On 'Entirely Preventable' Equifax Data Breach  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The Equifax data breach, one of the largest in U.S. history, was "entirely preventable," according to a new House committee investigation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, following a 14-month probe, released a scathing report Monday saying the consumer credit reporting agency aggressively collected data on millions of consumers and businesses while failing to take key steps to secure such information. "In 2005, former Equifa

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2018-12-10 22:40:00



NASA's Osiris-Rex finds water in its first week at asteroid Bennu - CNET  

The spacecraft is still months away from its planned pick-pocketing maneuver, but it's already learned much about its mark.

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2018-12-10 22:14:08



HypeHop is a product to fix sponsored videos  

I’ve been thinking hard about the concept of sponsored content — you can find some of it on TechCrunch if you look hard enough, and it appears almost everywhere else. It’s an important consideration, because as an online journalist I’ve heard everything from “How much did Apple pay you to post this?” to “How much […]

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2018-12-10 22:08:24



Doom is 25 and co-creator John Romero is putting out a giant expansion for it  

25 years ago, anyone old enough to navigate DOS was likely playing Doom every spare minute, assuming their parents weren't around. A quarter century after its release, the game's legacy is unquestionable — but it could always use a few new levels. So co-creator John Romero made some. They come with a silver statue of his head on a pike.

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2018-12-10 22:06:29



ESET Discovers 21 New Linux Malware Families  

In a report published last week by cyber-security firm ESET, the company detailed 21 "new" Linux malware families. All operate in the same manner, as trojanized versions of the OpenSSH client. From a report: They are developed as second-stage tools to be deployed in more complex "botnet" schemes. Attackers would compromise a Linux system, usually a server, and then replace the legitimate OpenSSH installation with one of the trojanized versions. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2018-12-10 22:00:00



Avengers fans, get ready to assemble at Disneyland Paris Marvel hub - CNET  

Disneyland Paris reveals new image of Marvel-themed area.

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2018-12-10 21:58:15



Google's search data shows YouTube's influence over this season's hottest toys  

If there was any doubt about YouTube’s power to influence children, look no further than this year’s list of the hottest holiday toys, based on Google shopping search data. According to the search giant, at least four of the top 10 most searched toys were among those heavily featured in YouTube unboxing videos — subsequently […]

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2018-12-10 21:57:48



SoftBank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion  

SoftBank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a technology platform aimed at monetizing parking lots. And ParkJockey, which was founded in 2013, is already using that capital to scale up. Along with the SoftBank investment news, ParkJockey also announced that it was acquiring two […]

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2018-12-10 21:33:29



First Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster releases, inspires nightmares - CNET  

Commentary: The silhouette of Sega's mascot is running through the uncanny valley

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2018-12-10 21:26:48



Equifax breach was 'entirely preventable' had it used basic security measures, says House report  

A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax’s security practices and policies were sub-par and its systems were old and out-of-date, and bothering with basic security measures — like patching vulnerable systems — could’ve prevented its massive data breach last year. It comes a little over a year after Equifax, one of […]

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2018-12-10 21:20:10



Scientists Identify Vast Underground Ecosystem Containing Billions of Micro-organisms  

The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to "deep life" studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is almost twice the size of that found in all the world's oceans. From a report: Despite extreme heat, no light, minuscule nutrition and intense pressure, scientists estimate this subterranean biosphere is teeming with between 15bn and 23bn tonnes of micro-organisms, hundreds of times the combined weight of every human on the planet. Researchers at the Deep Car

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2018-12-10 21:20:00



Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill  

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

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2018-12-10 21:17:23



Malicious Sites Abuse 11-Year-Old Firefox Bug That Mozilla Failed To Fix  

Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites. From a report: This wouldn't be a big deal, as the web is fraught with this kind of malicious sites, but these websites aren't abusing some new never-before-seen trick, but a Firefox bug that Mozilla engineers appear to have failed to fix in the 11 years ever since it was first reported back in April 2007. The bug narrows down to a malicious website embedding an iframe inside their source code.

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2018-12-10 20:40:00



New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer teases battle with King Ghidorah - CNET  

Millie Bobby Brown experiences still more stranger things in the sequel to 2014's Godzilla.

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2018-12-10 20:34:58



CTRL-labs' first dev kit is a gesture-tracking neural controller  

The race to replace the mouse and keyboard has yielded a lot of weird tech, but as various hardware startups try to find the missing link between what we have now and some sort of embedded brain chip, we’re seeing some fascinating solutions surface. New York-based CTRL-labs just announced its first developer kit that’s aiming to […]

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2018-12-10 20:25:59






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