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Crazy love: Joker-Harley Quinn 'criminal love story' in works - CNET

No joke: The "Suicide Squad" couple reportedly will reunite in the second Joker-focused movie announced in two days...

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Nikon D850, a thoroughly modern dSLR - CNET

The D850's body remains relatively unchanged from the D810 but there are some notable enhancements...

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Google may unveil new Pixel handsets on Oct. 5 - CNET

Second-generation Android phones to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836, according to noted leaker Evan Blass...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 event replay (Podcast) - CNET

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 today with an impressive live show from New York, complete with an incredible interactive stage. Watch the replay of CNET's liv...

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FTC approves Amazon's $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods - CNET

Regulators' approval means the online retail giant can move ahead with plans to break into the $800 billion US grocery market...

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Uber reports big rise in bookings in second quarter - CNET

Ride-hailing startup's bookings increased 150 percent from a year ago, the company reports...

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This luggage cover rocks a giant photo of your face - CNET

Forget asking, "Is that my bag?" You will know for sure when your luggage is wearing a horrifyingly huge photo of your own mug...

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'Last Jedi' reveals two new vehicles from upcoming film - CNET

The skies and the planets of the upcoming Star Wars film are about to get a lot more crowded with these new (and deadly) transport options...

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Google Invites Users To 'Check If You're Clinically Depressed'

Google will now invite U.S. users to "check if you're clinically depressed" by using a clinically-validated screening questionnaire. &am...

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How Apple uses AI to make Siri sound more human - CNET

Research papers published by Apple detail the company's machine-learning technology. Also: Apple auditioned hundreds of candidates for Siri's new voi...

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Microsoft .NET Core 2.0 For Linux Released; Redhat Will Bundle Microsoft's .NET

Billly Gates writes: Microsoft recently released Visual Studio 15.3 for Windows and Visual Studio 7.1 for Mac with .NET core 2.0. In addition to porting Microsoft Code and SQL...

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Virgin now lets you bring your own iPhone to $1-a-year deal - CNET

The sweet offer announced in June that gives switchers a year of unlimited data for a dollar is now available to existing iPhone owners, not just new buyers...

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Galaxy Note 8: What you need to know (The 3:59, Ep. 272) - CNET

We break down everything Samsung announced at its big Manhattan phone launch...

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FTC Approves Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The Federal Trade Commission will allow Amazon to continue its $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods. The FTC conducted an i...

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Here's Why People Don't Buy Things With Bitcoin

An anonymous reader shares a report: One reason for this, if you live in Toronto like me (or anywhere else for that matter), is that there's basically nowhere to...

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Samsung smart speaker reportedly on the way - CNET

The company's mobile chief confirms to CNBC that Samsung is close to joining the crowded field of voice-activated smart home speakers...

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CNET asks: Are you impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8? - CNET

Boom! The new Samsung flagship phone has finally been revealed! Are you impressed or disappointed? Are you going to buy it? We want to know...

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Ex-CIA agent wants to take over Twitter to fire Trump - CNET

Commentary: Valerie Plame Wilson launches a GoFundMe effort to raise, oh, $1 billion to stop the president tweeting. She's currently a little short...

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Wading Through AccuWeather's Response

On Tuesday, ZDNet reported that popular weather app AccuWeather was sending location-identifying information to a monetization firm, even when a person had disabled location d...

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Sharp! Now you can buy scissors based on samurai katana - CNET

Want to slash through that water bill, or slice up that old love letter? Cut right to the chase with these cool Japanese offerings...

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Could astronauts make tools from pee during long space trips? - CNET

Traveling through space for long periods means reusing everything, right down to atoms -- even those in human waste...

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News articles on Facebook now include publisher logo - CNET

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the update is part of larger effort to help news organizations boost subscriptions...

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Google Unveils a New, Cheaper Networking Option For Cloud Customers: the Public Internet

Google Cloud Platform customers will have a new option when selecting the type of network used to deliver their traffic to their users: they can keep using Google&#039...

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Galaxy Note 8 doesn't work with older Gear VR headsets - CNET

Guess what? You need another VR headset...

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Microsoft Will Never Again Sneakily Force Windows Downloads on Users

A reader shares a report Windows users in Germany were particularly unimpressed when Microsoft forcibly downloaded many gigabytes of files to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 to W...

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New Overwatch animated short tells Mei's harrowing backstory - CNET

It's been over a year since Overwatch's launch, but Blizzard continues to churn out great animated shorts to keep the fandom going...

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Lane warnings, blind-spot monitors could prevent 50,000 crashes each year - Roadshow

New research from the IIHS shows these two safety systems are worth their weight in gold...

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'Raging Joker'? Bring on the Scorsese Batman villain movie - CNET

Commentary: The "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver" director's gritty, hard-boiled filmmaking is perfect for Bruce...

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Taylor Swift announces new album ... on Instagram - CNET

A post of the cover for the new album, "Reputation," passed the half-million-likes mark in less than an hour...

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Samsung Says It's Working on an Amazon Echo Competitor

An anonymous reader writes: Samsung is working on a smart speaker that will be launched "soon", the company's mobile chief told CNBC, wh...

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LG bullish on EVs: New US plant will build motors, batteries - Roadshow

LG announced plans for a new plant in Michigan, which will supply electric powertrain components for the Chevrolet Bolt...

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We Can't Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO

An anonymous reader shares an article: Countless studies have shown that social-driven FOMO (fear of missing out) stems from a person's primitive desire to belong...

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Galaxy Note 8 vs. iPhone 7 Plus, Moto Z2 Force, LG G6, HTC U11 - CNET

The Note 8 is Samsung's premium phone yet. Check out how it compares to its other high-end rivals...

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Dive into a digital volcano without melting your face off - CNET

GE's immersive digital volcano website takes you into the belly of a fiery beast through the eyes of researchers on a daring expedition...

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The Asterisk on Madden's Annual Release Legacy

Madden '96 for PlayStation never shipped, yet it changed the history of football video games -- and sports games in general -- for decades in its wake. Polygon ha...

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Galaxy Note 8 launch: Everything you need to know - CNET

The Galaxy Note 8 is now official. Here's everything you need to know about Samsung's new superphone...

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Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus: What's the difference? - CNET

The Note 8 is bigger and better than before. Here's how it stacks up against Samsung's current flagships...

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Nissan teases 2018 Leaf taillight two weeks before reveal - Roadshow

The speculation stops on September 6...

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Apple Puts Brakes on Self-driving Car Project, Report Says

Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, ac...

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With Galaxy Note 8, Samsung hopes to smother battery debacle - CNET

The company is ready to get past last year's controversy with an upgraded phone that packs some new tricks...

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Get a 55-inch TCL Roku 4K TV for $399.99 - CNET

Plus: Add two USB ports to your car for just six bucks and a $350 smartwatch to your wrist for $90...

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Audi ditches displacement, creates arbitrary new badge scheme - Roadshow

Things used to make sense. Now they don't...

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Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for September 2017 - CNET

Netflix brings a new season of “Narcos” online, along with a new comedy special by Jerry Seinfeld...

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note8 With 6.3-inch Infinity Display, Dual Rear Cameras

VentureBeat reports: After months of leaks, Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Note8 in an event in New York City. The company's latest stylus-equipped flagship sm...

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Galaxy Note 8 launch: Watch it live here now - CNET

Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8. Watch the livestream, live from New York City, here on CNET...

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If you had a Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has a discount for you - CNET

Former Galaxy Note 7 owners can get a discount from Samsung of up to $425 for the new Galaxy Note 8...

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Wal-Mart To Enter Voice-Shopping Market Via Google Platform

Wal-Mart Stores is teaming up with Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle...

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How a Tax Inspector Used Google Search To Locate the Founder of SilkRoad

An anonymous reader shares a report: You could buy any drug imaginable, wherever you were in the world, on the Silk Road website. Hidden on the dark web, it made millions of d...

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Fujitsu quits phone business, report says - CNET

The company could be the latest Japanese brand to want out of the phone industry...

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Elon Musk reveals SpaceX spacesuit - CNET

The sleek white pressure suit balances looks and function, which Musk says is "incredibly hard"...

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Fujitsu quits phone business, report say - CNET

Fujitsu is reported to be the latest Japanese brand to want out of the phone industry...

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Mozilla Testing an Opt-Out System For Firefox Telemetry Collection

An anonymous reader writes: "Mozilla engineers are discussing plans to change the way Firefox collects usage data (telemetry), and the organization is currently p...

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Twitter’s hashtags: Defining online discussion for a decade - CNET

From the frivolous to the serious, Twitter’s shorthand for bringing together conversations has impacted how we communicate...

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A photographer's adventure with the eclipse - CNET

The 2017 eclipse tested the photography skills of CNET's Stephen Shankland. Here's a look at how he shot the astronomical event and the photos he got...

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My frantic quest to capture the perfect solar eclipse photo - CNET

Commentary: I worked hard to make the most of two minutes of panicky astrophotography in rural Idaho. Here's what I did -- and what I learned...

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Galaxy Note 8 launch: Watch it live here at 11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT - CNET

Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Note 8 on Wednesday. Watch the livestream here on CNET...

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Identity fraud hits 'epidemic levels' - CNET

Fraudsters are increasingly using your details to apply for loans and spend your money...

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How tech helped blind students 'watch' the solar eclipse - CNET

A revolutionary device called Graphiti displays tactile images in near real time...

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Watch a stock Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk conquer Hell's Gate - Roadshow

Show this video to your pal who thinks stock vehicles can't rock crawl...

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Sony Blocks Yet Another Game From Cross-Console Play With Xbox One

"Back in June, Sony told Eurogamer that the company did not have 'a profound philosophical stance' against letting PS4 users play games...

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Tasman Glacier lit up to remind us how beautiful nature is - CNET

Backed by Canon, a photographer and projectionist team up to raise environmental awareness...

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12 stunning light projections at NZ's Tasman Glacier - CNET

Supported by Canon's "Show Us What's Possible" project, a photographer and projectionist duo spotlight the ice as well as o...

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German Company Building An Electric 'Air Taxi' Makes Key Hires From Gett, Airbus and Tesla

Lilium, the Germany company known for building an electric "air taxi," is announcing a number of key hires from notable companies in the transportati...

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Google, Walmart team up to take on Amazon Prime - CNET

Plus, Google kills off its $95 yearly Google Express membership fee...

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Slashdot Asks: What Are Your Favorite Android Oreo Features?

Yesterday, Android O officially became Android Oreo and started rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices. While there are many new features available in the new OS, we thought w...

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Autonomous Forklift May Eat Up Warehouse Jobs

Jamie Condliffe reports via MIT Technology Review: Seegrid, a provider of material-handling equipment, takes the kinds of forklifts that move 8,000-pound loads around warehous...

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Nintendo's SNES Classic preorders were a shitshow - CNET

Commentary: Thought you'd preorder an SNES Classic online? Think again...

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Medium Will Now Pay Writers Based On How Many 'Claps' They Get

Medium is getting creative with how they're paying its writers. The San Francisco-based online publishing platform will determine how much an author is paid by ho...

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Sony Loses Class Action Lawsuit In Waterproof Claims For Original Xperia Z Line

Sony has lost a class action lawsuit for claiming its Xperia phones were "waterproof," when in reality they were only "water resistant.&...

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Iowa Computer Programmer Gets 25 Years For Lottery Scam

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Des Moines Register: Eddie Tipton, the Iowa brainpower behind a case of multi-state lottery fraud, will spend up to 25 years in pr...

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Feds pare back demands for data from anti-Trump protest site - CNET

Warrant drops demand for 1.3 million IP addresses but still seeks subscriber account information...

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Justice Department Walks Back Demand For Information On Anti-Trump Website

After issuing a warrant to DreamHost for "all files" related to an anti-trump website, the Justice Department says it's scaling back a d...

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Volcano seen from space looks like the entrance to hell - CNET

A NASA satellite snapped a dramatic image of a Russian volcano spitting out an ash plume while surrounded by clouds...

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Galaxy Note 8 launch: Watch it live here Wednesday, 8 a.m. PT - CNET

Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Note 8 on Wednesday. Watch the livestream here on CNET...

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IBM To Trace Food Contamination With Blockchain

Thelasko shares a report from CNBC: IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contam...

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Fourth US Navy Collision This Year Raises Suspicion of Cyber-Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Early Monday morning a U.S. Navy Destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore. The U.S. Navy ini...

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Nintendo's Super NES Classic trailer oozes 1991 - CNET

Playing with Super Power...

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Hyundai readying first pickup for US market - Roadshow

Based on 2015's smash-hit Santa Cruz concept, think of it as more of a crossover with a bed than a full-fledged truck...

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Getting NASA To Comply With Simple FOIA Requests Is a Nightmare

From a report on Motherboard: Freedom of Information Act requests are used by journalists, private citizens, and government watchdogs to acquire public documents from governme...

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Austria, Carmakers Agree To Update Software of 600,000 Diesel Cars

An anonymous reader shares a report: Austria's Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000...

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Jerry Seinfeld's first Netflix comedy special debuts next month - CNET

The special is the beginning of the comedian's deal with the streaming service...

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Let Consumers Sue Companies

Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, writes: When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of bank...

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Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Cloud Backup Solutions That You Recommend?

New submitter OneHundredAndTen writes: After having used the services of CrashPlan for my backups for a few years now, I have just learned that CrashPlan is exiting the home b...

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Outrun cops in Need for Speed Payback with the new BMW M5 - Roadshow

Need for Speed's M5 looks almost as good as the real thing. And it costs a fraction of the price...

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The total solar eclipse: 55 seconds I will never, ever forget - CNET

Commentary: I saw less than a minute of breathtaking, but my sense of wonder will last a lifetime. Totality is just that: the total experience...

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Estonia Proposes Estcoin, a Government Backed Cryptocurrency, Issued Via an Initial Coin Offering After e-Residency Success

Estonia is living up to its digital reputation and setting tongues wagging with its latest idea: its very own digital currency issued via an initial coin offering (ICO). From...

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'Game of Thrones' season 7 finale is as long as a movie - CNET

The episode's exact running length and title are revealed...

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A special Nokia 8 may be heading to the US and China - CNET

Nokia's highest-end phone might come to these important markets after all...

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SNES preorders are now live at physical GameStop stores - CNET

The company will also have bundles available for preorder online, but we're not sure when...

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Popular Weather App AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing is Off

Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: Popular weather app AccuWeather has been caught sending geolocation data to a third-party data monetization firm, even when the user has s...

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Ford offers UK buyers its own mini Cash for Clunkers program - Roadshow

The Blue Oval incentivizes scrapping the UK's old cars to boost new car sales and improve emissions...

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See the sun return to Antarctica after months of darkness - CNET

It's been a long time since researchers living in Antarctica have seen the sun. This is the stunning sunset photo showing its happy return...

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NFL football to debut on Amazon in September - CNET

The first of 10 NFL football games will stream live on Amazon along with the fourth season of the award-winning “Transparent.”...

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Netflix lost viewers during the total solar eclipse - CNET

The service reported a 10 percent drop in plays during the event...

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Hyundai readying first-ever pickup for US market - Roadshow

Based on 2015's smash-hit Santa Cruz concept, think of it as more of a crossover with a bed than a full-fledged truck...

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Ask Slashdot: What Are Some Cloud Backup Solutions That Your Recommend?

New submitter OneHundredAndTen writes: After having used the services of CrashPlan for my backups for a few years now, I have just learned that CrashPlan is exiting the home b...

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'Stranger Things' creators reveal more seasons on the way - CNET

During an interview to talk about their hit Netflix series, Matt and Ross Duffer outlined their vision for the show...

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Hyundai reading first-ever pickup for US market - Roadshow

Based on 2015's smash-hit Santa Cruz concept, think of it as more of a crossover with a bed than a full-fledged truck...

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SNES pre-orders are now live at physical GameStop stores - CNET

The company will also have bundles available for pre-order online, but we're not sure when...

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SNES Classic preorders live at Target, GameStop any moment now - CNET

Your best (and maybe only) shot at Nintendo's mini-SNES is here. Assuming they aren't already sold out...

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