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Star Trek: Discovery Is Returning For a Second Season

Engaget reports that CBS' Star Trek: Discovery series is being renewed for a second season. The show has reportedly been enough of a success to justify a second s...

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High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Philly.com: Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon afte...

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Calling Hawkins Power will give you 'Stranger Things' clues - CNET

Fans of the Netflix series can call the fictional company Hawkins Power and Light to discover more clues of what may happen in the second season...

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Steve Wozniak isn't getting iPhone X on launch day - CNET

Commentary: The Apple co-founder says he’s happy with his iPhone 8. Which is also an iPhone 7...

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Robert Scoble leaves his AR firm amid sexual harassment claims - CNET

The tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment...

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Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued For Allegedly Engaging In Massive Fraud

schwit1 shares a report from Gizmodo: A suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by four South Korean banks alleges "massive fraud&quot...

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Amazon shutting down Amazon Wine business - CNET

Move to close 5-year-old marketplace comes after Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Markets...

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Robert Scoble leaves AR firm he founded amid harassment claims - CNET

Tech evangelist resigns after three women accused him of actions that include groping and verbal harassment...

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Why Xbox One Backward Compatibility Took So Long

A new report from IGN this morning explains why it took so long for backwards compatibility to be supported on the Xbox One. Microsoft veteran Kevin La Chapelle says the answe...

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Amazon reportedly shutting down Amazon Wine business - CNET

Move to close 5-year-old marketplace comes after Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Markets...

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Snapchat Reportedly Stuck With 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Unsold Spectacles

According to The Information, Snapchat expected demand for its camera-equipped glasses known as Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered "hundreds of...

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Stephen Hawking's Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Demand for Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis intermittently crashed part of Cambridge University's website a...

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Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

Chinese scientists have created low-fat pigs using new genetic engineering techniques. "In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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Facebook Tests Removing Publishers From News Feed -- Unless They Pay

According to a report via Mashable, Facebook is removing posts from Pages in the original News Feed and relegating them to another feed, forcing users to "pay to...

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Snapchat Spectacles could be even less popular than we thought - CNET

There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests...

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Apple, Samsung Face New iPhone Damages Trial

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued her order late on Sunday, 10 months after the U.S. Supreme Court...

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Google Worked With Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qu...

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Facebook test splits news feed to highlight posts from friends - CNET

The change could have big ramifications for publishers. The social network emphasized, though, that it's only a test...

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Google Pixel 2 XL's display has another problem - CNET

Your eyes don't deceive you, some Pixel 2 XL's screens have a burn-in issue...

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Snapchat Spectacles: Apparently less popular than we thought - CNET

There could be hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs sitting around, a report suggests...

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Xbox One's first original backwards-compatible games are here - CNET

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Ninja Gaiden Black and more will be playable soon...

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Super cheap Nokia 2 pops up on retailer site for $100 - CNET

The entry-level Android phone was spotted on B&H before disappearing...

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Google Worked Eith Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qu...

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BB-8 finds love with another Star Wars droid in new comic - CNET

Romancing the robot? Watch as BB-8 and its new astromech soulmate roll off together in the latest issue of Marvel's Poe Dameron comic...

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Toshiba's 'breakthrough' battery can charge in six minutes - Roadshow

Toshiba didn't talk about cost per kWh, so it's probably... not cheap...

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Wolf of Wall Street: Cryptocurrency ICOs Are 'the Biggest Scam Ever'

An anonymous reader shares an article: Jordan Belfort -- the real-life Wolf of Wall Street -- has warned that ICOs (or "token sales" or &quot...

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Space traffic alert: 8 asteroids buzz Earth in just 3 weeks - CNET

A space rock whizzed by this weekend at the second closest distance so far in 2017. October is turning out to be a busy month...

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iPhone 8 trade-ins spike ahead of iPhone X, says reseller - CNET

One tech recycling site says Apple's new model is already being returned...

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FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption

Michael Balsamo, writing for Associated Press: The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than...

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Upgrading to an iPhone X? Get a head start now - CNET

If you're a member of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, you'll want to do this now...

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New IIHS crash test could make life harder for automakers - Roadshow

The first round of vehicles it tested did pretty darn well, though...

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'Geostorm' is not quite the thunderous trash you're looking for - CNET

"Geostorm" is perfect for those disaster movie fans who loved "Armageddon" but thought the acting was too high-brow…...

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Hong Kong Has No Space Left for the Dead

Justin Heifetzââ, writing for Motherboard: When Fung Wai-tsun's family carried their grandfather's ashes across the...

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Lego Dimensions is officially dead - CNET

We called it one of the best "toys-to-life" experiences of its kind when it debuted in 2015. Two years later, Lego Dimensions is done...

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Google Might Need To Recall the Pixel 2 XL Because of Defective Screens

An anonymous reader shares a report: You might want to hold off on buying a Pixel 2 XL until Google addresses its screen issues. Now that Google's new flagship An...

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How Netflix hooks you into 'Stranger Things' (The 3:59, Ep. 303) - CNET

We talk about Netflix's tricks to get you to click play, T-Mobile's earnings and pending Sprint merger, and robots and retailers...

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Toyota Drive to Go aims to make renting hip for the kids - Roadshow

Stop in, rent a car for the weekend and grab a cup of Joe (or tea) before you depart...

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Facebook Runs On AI - But 70% of Its Engineers Who Use AI Aren't Experts

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a WSJ report: AI algorithms are inherently black boxes whose workings can be next to impossible to understand -- even by many Facebo...

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Amazon's new research center seeks to improve AI vision - CNET

The online retailer is partnering with the academic community and investing €1.25 million (nearly $1.5 million) to open a new facility in Germany dedicated to making AI bett...

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Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis now free to read online - CNET

Comb the early work of one the world's greatest minds with the release of Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. thesis as an open-access paper...

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Send your own 'Stranger Things' message from the Upside Down - CNET

A fan on Reddit sets up a wall of Christmas lights connected to the internet so others can transmit messages to his dorm room, "Stranger Things" styl...

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 is a baby GT350 - Roadshow

It's meant to split the difference between the GT350 and the current Performance Pack...

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Windows 10's 'Controlled Folder Access' Anti-Ransomware Feature Is Now Live

A reader shares a BleepingComputer report: With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the "Controlled Folder Access" that Microso...

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Nintendo 3DS XL SNES Edition is an Amazon exclusive - CNET

The reskinned 3DS XL is an Amazon exclusive that hits on November 27 for $199 -- and you can preorder it now...

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Kaspersky Lab seeks to gain back trust after spy accusations - CNET

The Moscow-based security firm, accused of working with the Russian government to spy on customers, vows to offer independent audits to prove otherwise...

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2018 Porsche 911 T curbs weight, boosts handling prowess - Roadshow

The name is a throwback to the 911T of yore, even if the price isn't...

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Mother Nature can save the Great Barrier Reef... if we help her - CNET

Australia's reef is big, beautiful and on its deathbed. Mother nature can heal it, but she needs our help...

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AT&T extends the deadline on its $85.4B merger with Time Warner - CNET

The telecom giant is still seeking US regulatory approval on its acquisition of Time Warner, which would rank as one of the biggest ever...

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Singapore To Stop Adding Cars to City From February 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Singapore, among the world's most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roa...

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Kaspersky Lab To Open Software To Review, Says Nothing To Hide

Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to review the security of its anti-virus software, which the U.S. government has said could jeopardize national securit...

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Get 10 Windows utilities for free - CNET

The latest Wonderfox giveaway lets you pick and choose the programs you want -- no strings attached! Plus: a killer game deal and cool holiday outdoor projector...

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Weird Al loves that his song made a scene on 'Walking Dead' - CNET

Welcome to the Alpocalypse. "Another One Rides the Bus" makes an appearance during a mysterious scene with Rick. Hey! He's gonna sit by...

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'Star Trek: Discovery' renewed for second season - CNET

Mutineer Michael Burnham and the crew of the Discovery will boldly go for more episodes in season 2...

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'Stranger Things' addict? Here’s how Netflix sucked you in - CNET

Ahead of the retro hit’s return for season 2 on Friday, Netflix reveals the tricks it uses to lure you into clicking play...

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A tour of the Boxed automated warehouse in New Jersey - CNET

A look at the e-commerce startup's big and small machines and robots...

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How this retailer got robots and humans to work in harmony - CNET

E-commerce startup Boxed automated its New Jersey warehouse. But instead of laying off workers, it decided to retrain them...

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Losing my phone -- and myself -- to the Great Barrier Reef - CNET

When the waterproof case my phone was in failed, I could do nothing but surrender to the majesty of Australia's marine wonder...

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T-Mobile gains more ground as Sprint merger nears - CNET

The "Un-carrier" boasted another strong quarter, but everyone's just wondering when its deal with Sprint will go down...

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Apple and Samsung head for yet another patent damages trial - CNET

Judge Lucy Koh also details how to determine what "article of manufacture" actually did the infringing...

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Essential Announces $200 (29%) Discount on Phones -- Price Dropped To $499

An anonymous reader quote CNET: The heavily hyped, Andy Rubin-backed Essential phone launched late in August. Now, two months later, its price has been cut from $699 to $499...

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Pay with Google speeds up tedious online payments on Android - CNET

Google's online payments system should help you blast through online checkout in no time...

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'Final Fantasy Distant Worlds' is nostalgic ear candy for fans - CNET

The 10-year-old travelling concert that features Final Fantasy's iconic game music is as fresh as ever...

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When an AI Tries Writing Slashdot Headlines

For Slashdot's 20th anniversary, "What could be geekier than celebrating with the help of an open-source neural network?" Neural network...

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The Factory Where Robots Build Robots

turkeydance shared Bloomberg's profile of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese company with 40,000-square-foot factories "where robots made other robots in th...

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Apple, Samsung to face off at another patent damages trial - CNET

Judge Lucy Koh also details how to determine what "article of manufacture" actually infringed...

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US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert

DefenseOne reports on new preparations at Barksdale Air Force Base: The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen...

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Essential Phone is now a more reasonable $499 - CNET

The phone is now $200 cheaper, with the company saying it chose the price drop over spending money on marketing...

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The Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility: Where Spacecraft Go To Die

dryriver writes: Whether you launch a satellite into space or an entire space station like the Russian Mir, the Chinese Tiangong-1 or the International Space Station, what goe...

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Bill Gates Tries A(nother) Billion-Dollar Plan To Reform Education

theodp shared this article from the Washington Post: Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well, but the man, if anythi...

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Mother Nature can save the Great Barrier Reef ... if we help her - CNET

Australia's reef is big, beautiful and on its deathbed. Nature can heal it, but she needs our help...

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Google Says It Hasn't Promised To Help News Sites By Sharing Money and User Data

UPDATE (2:53 PST): Google say it hasn't lined up any deals to share revenue and user data with online news sites, calling Sunday news reports "totall...

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Silicon Valley 'Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging Mad', Argues Newsweek

"Anyone who is pissed off can now automatically find other people that are similarly pissed off," argues author Jamie Bartlett, in a new essay shared...

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Google Promises To Help News Sites By Sharing Money and User Data

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: Google may have a lifeline for struggling news publishers. The web giant is planning to share a chunk of its revenue with publishers, the Fina...

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Google denies report of revenue sharing with news publishers - CNET

Search giant calls Financial Times report of revenue sharing deal "totally wrong."...

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30-Year-Old Operating System 'PC-MOS/386' Finally Open Sourced

PC-MOS/386 "was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system...announced at COMDEX in November 1986," remembers Wikipedia, saying it runs man...

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Samsung phone reportedly emits smoke on flight - CNET

Commentary: A Samsung Galaxy J7 in a woman's purse reportedly has to be put into a tray full of water on a Jet Airways flight over India...

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Could Cryptocurrency Mining Kill Online Advertising?

"Could it turn out users actually prefer to trade a little CPU time to website owners in favor of them not showing ads?" writes phonewebcam, a long-t...

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Google will reportedly share revenue with news publishers - CNET

Deal will resemble arrangement Google has with traditional advertisers through its AdSense business, The Financial Times reports...

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Tesla Plans Factory In China, Discounts Insurance For Self-Driving US Cars

Business Insider reports: Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles&#0...

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iPhone X: An ugly deception? - CNET

Commentary: Apple wants to convince you that its new "smartphone of the future" is all screen. But just look at it...

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Security Upgraded For NetBSD-amd64 with Kernel ASLR Support

24 years after its release, NetBSD is getting a security upgrade -- specifically, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). An anonymous reader writes: Support for Kernel ASL...

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Canadian Government Teams With Facebook To Protect Election Integrity

An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard: There are nearly as many Canadians who use Facebook daily as there are people in this country who are registered to vote -- which is wh...

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Dive Australia's Great Barrier Reef with Netflix and Google - CNET

Virtual reality travelling is here. So sit back on your couch and visit Australia's amazing reef...

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With Rising Database Breaches, Two-Factor Authentication Also At Risk

Two-factor authentication "protects from an attacker listening in right now," writes Slashdot reader szczys, "but in many case a databas...

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A 14-Year-Old Asks: When Should I Get a VPN?

"One of my students sent me this letter," writes Slashdot reader Hasaf. "I have a good idea how I will answer, but I wanted to put it be...

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Dive the Great Barrier Reef with Netflix and Google - CNET

Virtual reality travelling is here. So sit back on your couch and visit the reef...

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Microsoft Chastises Google Over Chrome Security

An anonymous reader quotes PCMag: In a Wednesday blog post, Redmond examined Google's browser security and took the opportunity to throw some shade at Chrome&...

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For Under $1,000, Mobile Ads Can Track Your Location

"Researchers were able to use GPS data from an ad network to track a user to their actual location, and trace movements through town," writes phantom...

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US Government Warns Of 'Ongoing' Hacks Targeting Nuclear and Power Industries

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that...

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Code Bootcamp Fined $375K Over Employment Claims and Licensing Issues

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: [O]ne of the most prominent institutions, New York's Flatiron School, will be shelling out $375,000 to settle charges bro...

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NYT Op-Ed Argues Amazon 'Took Seattle's Soul'

New York Times columnist Timothy Egan was part of the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. Now he's written an op-ed arguing Amazon &...

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Amazon Patents Drones That Recharge Electric Vehicles

slash.jit shared an article from Futurism: Amazon has been granted a patent for an ambitious new method of maintaining a charge in electric vehicles. The company wants to use...

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I went to buy a Pixel 2. Verizon tried to sell me a Galaxy S8 - CNET

Commentary: Verizon is Google's exclusive partner for the Pixel 2 phone. But I wouldn't have known that after a chat with a Verizon salesman...

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See Giant Robots Fight. US vs Japan Match On YouTube

AmiMoJo writes: Suidobashi Heavy Industries and MegaBots agreed to test their piloted giant robots in combat a few years back, and the content is finally available on YouTube...

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YouTube Suspends Account of Popular Chinese Dissident

schwit1 brings news about an exiled Chinese billionaire with 500,000 followers on YouTube. The Washington Free Beacon reports:YouTube has suspended the video account of popula...

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Shaun's high-end audio and video obsession led to this - CNET

In this installment of CNET's Show Us Yours, Shaun's gives us a tour of his insanely upscale audio system and downstairs home theater. Don&#0...

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2 Million IoT Devices Enslaved By Fast-Growing BotNet

An anonymous reader writes: Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper, researchers estimate its current size at nearly two m...

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KEF’s R300 speaker is a knockout - CNET

The Audiophiliac loves the KEF R300 stand-mount speaker’s sleek design and rich sound...

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Data Science Meets Sports Gambling: How Researchers Beat the Bookies

"A trio of data scientists developed a betting strategy to beat bookmakers at football games," writes austro. [The game Americans call soccer.] New S...

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$99 gizmo kicks up your headphones' sound at home - CNET

Would you drop $99 on a Schiit Magni 3 if it could make your headphones sound better?...

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