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FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For 'Space Internet'

OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans ha...

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'Looking for Leia' film shines light on Star Wars fangirls - CNET

Annelise Ophelian talks about her crowdfunded documentary, which asks women inspired by Star Wars about their love for a galaxy far, far away...

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Obama Authorized a Secret Cyber Operation Against Russia, Says Report

Jessica Conditt reports via Engadget: President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack U.S. election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence...

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32TB of Windows 10 Internal Builds, Core Source Code Leak Online

According to an exclusive report via The Register, "a massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core so...

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'Looking for Leia' shines a light on Star Wars fangirls - CNET

We speak with Annelise Ophelian about her crowdfunded film, which asks women inspired by Star Wars about their love for a galaxy far, far away...

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6 Female Founders Accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of Making Unwanted Advances

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they hav...

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Tesla Is 'In Talks' To Build a Factory In China

Tesla confirmed yesterday that it is "in talks" with the municipal government of Shanghai to manufacture its vehicles in the country. Tesla said in a...

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'Chiropractors Are Bullshit'

From an article on The Outline, submitted by two readers: If you're one of the approximately 80 percent of Americans who have suffered from back pain, you may hav...

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Tech investor accused of sexual harassment takes leave - CNET

Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and "to the greater tech ecosystem."...

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Texting While Driving Now Legal In Colorado -- In Some Cases

Fines for texting and driving in Colorado have jumped to $300, but according to the fine print, the increased fine only applies to drivers who are texting in "a c...

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IT Services Company Wipro Forces 600 Employees To Work In Bed Bug Infested Office

McGruber writes: Information Technology Services CorporationWipro's 600-employee call center in Chamblee, Georgia is in infected with bed bugs according to Atlant...

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WikiLeaks Doc Dump Reveals CIA Tools For Hacking Air-Gapped PCs

An anonymous reader writes: "WikiLeaks dumped today the manuals of several hacking utilities part of Brutal Kangaroo, a CIA malware toolkit for hacking into air-g...

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Tweeters riled by CEOs 'experiencing' homelessness via VR - CNET

Commentary: A video of business people donning VR headsets posted to Twitter by a homelessness charity in Australia makes many think of a painful dystopian future...

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YouTube Claims 1.5 Billion Monthly Users

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google's YouTube unit says it now reaches 1.5 billion viewers every month -- and its users watch more than an hour of mobile...

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Instagram 'Favorites' list lets you control who sees your pics - CNET

Not everything on Instagram is worth sharing to the world...

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Instagram testing ‘Favorites’ list so you can control who sees your pics - CNET

Not everything on Instagram is worth sharing to the world...

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Russians make a fidget spinner out of... cars? - CNET

This trend has officially gone too far...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands a Used Rocket For the Second Time

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. "The rocket's first stage -- the 14-story-tall core that...

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If You Can Decentralize the Internet, Mozilla Has $2 Million For You

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation want a new internet. And they want it to be free and accessible for everybody. From a report: They'll pay $2 million f...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to cost $900, launch in September - CNET

If rumors are true, the Note 8 will be Samsung’s most expensive Galaxy phone to date...

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New Apple Store gets a MacBook roof - CNET

The roof of Chicago’s new Apple Store has been revealed. The real question is: Is it an Air or a Pro?...

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Victims Aren't Reporting Ransomware Attacks, FBI Report Concludes

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Despite being an expanding threat, ransomware infections are rarely reported to law enforcement agencies, according to conclusio...

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Chicago's new Apple Store has a gigantic Mac for its roof - CNET

The roof of Chicago’s new Apple Store has been revealed. The real question is: Is it an Air or a Pro?...

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Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Including Cisco and IBM Bow To Russian Demands To Share Cyber Secrets

An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report: Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded produc...

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The 3:59 extended edition: Are you an iPad Pro or Surface Pro? - CNET

Here's the full podcast and YouTube post-show from one of our favorite episodes this week...

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20 of the best 'Game of Thrones' fan theories - CNET

Who's going to kill who? Who's already dead? And who will ride the dragons?...

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The 404 Show 1704: What is Amazon gonna do with all these Whole Foods? (podcast) - CNET

Who else better to talk about Amazon's jaw-dropping purchase of Whole Foods than the man who covers the company for CNET? Ben Fox Rubin is back to share his thoug...

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Laugh it up! 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' marathon on the way - CNET

In the not-too-distant future, 38 classic episodes of the movie-mocking show will be livestreaming...

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Google won't scan your Gmail anymore for ad targeting - CNET

The tech giant will stop combing through emails to tailor ads. But it’s not like it doesn't have all your info anyway...

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop $120 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker Packs Get Shot Down by NASA

From a report: Goop had claimed the costly "Body Vibes" stickers were "made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line s...

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Google will not scan your Gmail anymore for ad targeting - CNET

The tech giant will stop combing through emails to tailor ads. But it’s not like they don’t have all your info anyway...

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How the iPhone came to be (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 89) - CNET

It's the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, and Scott Forstall talks about how the iPhone happened. So which came first -- The iPhone or the iPad?...

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Dodge Demon acknowledgement letter ensures owners don't screw it up - Roadshow

Owners can still do what they want, but Dodge gives some pretty good advice in this document...

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Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails For Gmail Ads

Google will soon stop scanning emails received by some Gmail users, a practice that has allowed it to show them targeted advertising but which stirred privacy worries. From a...

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Linus Torvalds Says Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Linus Torvalds: What I find interesting is code that I thought was stable continually gets improved. There are things we haven't touched for many years, then some...

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Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto - CNET

Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks...

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Affordable adventure in the $25,895 2018 Subaru Outback - Roadshow

The prices aren't much higher than last year, which is always nice...

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Galaxy S8's voice sidekick can do things Siri can't - CNET

Here are the important things you need to know about Samsung’s new voice app...

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Microsoft Claims 'No Known Ransomware' Runs on Windows 10 S. Researcher Says 'Hold My Beer'

Earlier this month, Microsoft said "no Windows 10 customers were known to be compromised by the recent WannaCry (WannaCrypt) global cyberattack," add...

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Mozilla: This $2M is yours if you can 'decentralize' the web - CNET

It's not a "Silicon Valley" plot line. The Firefox maker and the National Science Foundation are aiming for a free and accessible intern...

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Subaru prices fancier, prettier 2018 Legacy from $22,195 - Roadshow

It's not much more expensive than last year, at least for the base trim...

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Friday Freebie: PhraseExpress automatically inserts and corrects text - CNET

This indispensable utility will save you tons of time. Plus: Get the horror co-op shooter Killing Floor absolutely free. Plus-plus: two other awesome bonus deals!...

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Google Will Now Hide Personal Medical Records From Search Results

Mark Wilson, writing for BetaNews: Google has updated its search policies without any sort of fanfare. The search engine now "may remove" -- in addit...

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Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

Abstract of a study: The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other dece...

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Mozilla offering $2M to anyone who can decentralize the web - CNET

This is not a Silicon Valley plot line. Mozilla wants to make a free and accessible internet for everyone...

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A sticky situation: Legal weed linked to increased collisions - Roadshow

The crash rate isn't that much higher, but drivers could very well be...

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Alleged robocall scammer faces $120 million fine - CNET

The Florida man made up to 96 million calls in three months last year, according to the FCC...

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Catching the new and classic aircraft at the Paris Air Show - CNET

You can catch all kinds of aircraft at the world's biggest aviation party, from a vintage Concorde to a new regional jet from Mitsubishi...

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Samsung Begins Production For Its First Internet of Things-optimised Exynos Processor

An anonymous reader shares a report: Samsung Electronics has launched the Exynos i T200, its first processor optimised for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the company has an...

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Russian hackers are selling British officials' passwords - CNET

The massive trading market among Russian hackers included senior British politicians, police and diplomats...

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FCC fines alleged robocall scammer $120 million - CNET

The alleged robocaller made 96 million calls in three months...

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Trump Plans To Dismantle Obama-Era 'Startup Visa'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A regulation from the Obama administration that would have allowed foreign-born entrepreneurs who raise investor cash to...

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Microsoft ransomware-protected Windows 10 S gets hack-tested - CNET

We asked a leading security researcher to test Microsoft's claim that "no known ransomware" installs on its newest, locked down version...

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We tried Bixby Voice on the Galaxy S8 and... - CNET

Here are the important things you need to know about Samsung’s new voice app...

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Wheelchairs at the water park bring fun in the sun for all - CNET

In hot and sunny Texas, Morgan’s Inspiration Island calls itself a park of inclusion for those with special needs of all kinds -- and everyone else, too...

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Adios, turbulence. Pilots have a new way to outfox you - CNET

Airplanes with better Wi-Fi aren’t just good for passengers -- they help pilots avoid troublesome turbulence too...

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Directors we'd like to see helm future Star Wars movies - CNET

As Ron Howard takes over the Han Solo standalone film, we've got ideas for who else could put their own spin on a galaxy far, far away...

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How to use the Google Home as your personal exercise coach - CNET

No time? No sweat! Let Google's Home speaker guide you through a quick workout...

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Flying in Honeywell's experimental connected jet - CNET

We took to the skies in Honeywell's test plane to see how connected technology will help flights be smoother and more enjoyable...

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How to use your Amazon Echo as a personal fitness trainer - CNET

Amazon's Alexa speakers can help you get a good workout. Here's how...

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Netflix Launches New 'Interactive Shows' That Let Viewers Dictate the Story

Netflix announced that it's launching an all-new interactive format that turns viewers in storytellers, letting them dictate each choice and direction the story t...

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People are now looking to WhatsApp for news, study says - CNET

A new study shows that while Facebook continues to dominate as people's top choice for news consumption, WhatsApp is catching up...

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Chinese media told to 'shut down' talk that makes country look bad - CNET

Weibo and two other sites were hit with an order from the Chinese government to block any "negative talk" about the country's affairs...

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'Preacher' season 2 makes 'Game of Thrones' seem like 'Downton Abbey' - CNET

"Preacher" star Graham McTavish on how season 2 raises the stakes of the demented AMC and Amazon action series...

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'Preacher' season 2: Meet the new characters - CNET

Villain Herr Starr heads a cast of new faces joining the blasphemous AMC romp from Star Wars, "Better Call Saul" and "Game of Thrones.&a...

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ESA Approves Gravitational-Wave Hunting Spacecraft For 2034

The European Space Agency has approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission designed to study gravitational waves in space. The spacecraft is slated for launch in in...

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Google Maps dismissed as 'unreliable' by Indian government - CNET

Use Google Maps when you’re hunting for food, but not when you need it for something important, advised the government...

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20 percent of planet Earth visits YouTube every month - CNET

While we can't say for sure all 1.5 billion people are watching cat videos, it's a good bet...

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Watch a robot that irons clothes (and dream) - CNET

Commentary: Spanish robot TEO does something that you've always wished someone else could do for you...

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Watch a robot that irons clothes (and dreams) - CNET

Commentary: Spanish robot TEO does something that you've always wished someone else could do for you...

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Facebook brings anti-terror initiative to UK following attacks - CNET

"We know we have more to do," says Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on tackling online extremism...

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Weekend Streaming: Get ready for 'Glow' on Netflix - CNET

Netflix's newest original goes online and since we're running out of June find out which titles to catch before it's too late...

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Bone-sniffing dogs to search for Amelia Earhart's remains - CNET

Four border collies will head to an uninhabited island where some believe the pioneer aviator died after disappearing in 1937...

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Uber 2.0: Girt by CNET podcast 113 - CNET

Following news of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down, the Girt team looks at what it means for the company and its customers...

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Scientists Discover How To Stop Luggage From Toppling On the Race Through the Airport

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have worked out why suitcases tend to to rock violently from one wheel to the other until they overturn on th...

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Home Improvement Chains Accused of False Advertising Over Lumber Dimensions

per unit analyzer writes: According to Consumerist, an attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit charging Home Depot (PDF) and Menards (PDF) with deceptive advertising practic...

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McDonald's Hits All-Time High As Wall Street Cheers Replacement of Cashiers With Kiosks

McDonald's is expected to increase its sales via new digital ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in 2,500 restaurants. As a result, the company&#03...

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2017? Start by asking Alexa - CNET

Amazon’s big summer sale is coming back in July, but the date isn’t yet official...

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The US Government Wants To Permanently Legalize the Right To Repair

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: In one of the biggest wins for the right to repair movement yet, the U.S. Copyright Office suggested Thursday that the U...

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Ron Howard Steps In To Direct Han Solo Movie

Two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go in the middle of shooting the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff movie, the spot has been filled. Ron Howard has been n...

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Wireless and Drone Execs Praised President Trump as He Pledged To Cut Down Regulations

U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with th...

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FCC Proposes $120 Million Fine On Florida Robocall Scammer

The FCC on Thursday proposed a $120 million fine on a Florida resident alleged to have made almost 100 million spoofed robocalls to trick consumers with "exclusiv...

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This iPhone rival's touchscreen could read your finger first - CNET

Chinese phonemaker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil on-screen fingerprint sensor...

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Amazon envisions giant drone towers to speed up delivery - CNET

A patent application lays out plans for a robot-powered fulfillment center where drones can zip in and out to deliver packages around your city...

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Stream music around your house with Dish Music - CNET

Just 18 months after announcing it, satellite TV provider Dish has released a multiroom music app that lets you stream around the house using DTS Play-Fi...

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Alphabet Says Uber Knew About Stolen Self-Driving Car Files

In a Wednesday filing with a California court, Alphabet said a former self-driving executive Anthony Levandowski hatched a plan with Uber to steal more than 14,000 proprietary...

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Steam Summer Sale: Games to buy right now - CNET

Take our money, Gaben...

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When is Prime Day 2017? Ask Alexa -- and check out the rumors - CNET

Amazon’s big summer sale is coming back in July, but the date isn’t yet official...

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Dish finally unveils Play-Fi multi-room music - CNET

Satellite TV provider Dish has unveiled its multi-room music app called Dish Music which lets you stream around the house using DTS Play-Fi...

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Lawsuit Accuses Comcast of Cutting Competitor's Wires To Put It Out of Business

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A tiny Internet service provider has sued Comcast, alleging that the cable giant and its hired contractors cut the small...

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YouTube hopes to hook you with 180-degree videos - CNET

You know how 360-videos were all the thing? Well, they're really hard to make. So now Google's pushing on 180-degree videos...

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BBC Technical Glitch Leaves TV Presenter In Silence

Viewers of BBC's News at Ten were entranced last night when a glitch in its system produced over four minutes of surreal beauty. Two readers share a report: Huw E...

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Tesla could be your next streaming music provider - CNET

The car company -- yes, car company -- is reportedly thinking of getting into the music business. Because why not?...

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Fireball Browser Hijack Impact Revised After Microsoft Analysis

Sean Michael Kerner, writing for eWeek: A browser hijacking operation initially reported to have 250 million victims by security firm Check Point isn't quite that...

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Cricket is the latest to give out wireless goodies - CNET

The wireless carrier says it's going to offer discounted gift cards and other items as part of a new rewards program...

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Tesla inches closer to building EVs in China with new talks - Roadshow

It's not as simple as setting up a factory and going to town on the assembly line...

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All the Airbus aircraft at the Paris Air Show - CNET

Airbus flew into Paris with a redesigned A380, its new A350-1000 and more. Join us for a walk around Le Bourget Airport...

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Airbus unveils new aircraft and a floating black box - CNET

At the Paris Air Show, Airbus aimed to overfly Boeing with a redesigned version of its giant A380 and a concept aircraft that flies both like a helicopter and an airplane...

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Jump for joy: See Super Mario through a HoloLens AR headset - CNET

Goombas don't stand a chance against a HoloLens-wearing first-person Super Mario player who conquers a mixed-reality version of the classic game...

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Chrome and Firefox Headless Modes May Spur New Adware & Clickfraud Tactics

From a report: During the past month, both Google and Mozilla developers have added support in their respective browsers for "headless mode," a mecha...

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