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Black Friday ads 2018: The full ads from Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more - CNET  

Want the unedited, full deal posts from the biggest retailers? Here they are -- along with when each sale starts.

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2018-11-18 01:46:48



Man Spoofs GPS To Fake Shop Visits For Profit, Gets Caught  

AmiMoJo writes: A man in Japan used GPS spoofing to fake 2.7 million visits to shops in the Aeon Kyushu chain. Each visit rewarded him with two "WAON" points, with the total worth around 5.3 million yen ($45,000). The man used 45 laptops to continually spoof GPS readings and launch the Aeon Kyushu app, collecting two points each time. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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2018-11-18 01:30:00



NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise  

Humanity's current understanding of physics may suggest faster-than-light travel is impossible, but researchers here on Earth can still observe happening in places much too far away to ever actually visit (and generally only what they looked like in the distant past). One of them is a galactic collision that, at least…Read more...

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2018-11-18 00:35:00



Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: Acer Aspire 5 for $500, Nvidia Shield for $140 - CNET  

From motherboards to scarves for your mother, Newegg brings it for 2018.

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2018-11-18 00:34:32



T-Mobile Black Friday deals are live: Free iPhones, LG and Samsung Galaxy phones - CNET  

The catch? You'll have to open up a new line and trade in an eligible device.

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2018-11-18 00:11:41



Facebook ex-security boss Alex Stamos: Firm blew it, but so did others - CNET  

US spy agencies "failed to provide actionable intelligence" on Russian trolls, and "grandstanding" lawmakers also dropped the ball, Stamos says in a Washington Post op-ed.

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2018-11-17 23:59:07



Black Friday 2018 Office Depot deals: HP laptop for $450, Chromebook for $130 - CNET  

This HP laptop (with a Core i7 CPU and 1TB hard drive) is one of the best computer deals we've seen.

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2018-11-17 23:40:38



Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: iPhone XR and XS for $150 off, free $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET  

Some of the best iPhone discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy, Target and Walmart have already begun.

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2018-11-17 23:30:49



EFF, MuckRock Partner To See How Local Police Are Trading Your Car's Location  

v3rgEz writes: The Electronic Frontier Foundation and transparency non-profit MuckRock helped file over a thousand public records requests, looking into how local police departments were trading away sensitive data on where you drive and park, picked up by their use of automated license plate recognition devices. They've just published the results of those requests, including looking at how hundreds of departments freely share that data with hundreds of other organizations -- often with no publi

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2018-11-17 23:23:00



Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $60 Fire TV Cube, $99 Google Home Hub and more - CNET  

Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub.

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2018-11-17 23:02:37



Captain Marvel Is Crash Landing Into Disney's California Adventure Park  

We're all eagerly waiting for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) to make her big screen debut in Captain Marvel, but it looks like folks wanting to meet her before then can head to Anaheim for a little one-on-one with the legendary hero.Read more...

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2018-11-17 23:00:00



Lowes Black Friday 2018 deals revealed: $25 Google Home Mini bundle, $70 off Nest products - CNET  

There's serious discounts on Nest gear, plus a Google Home Hub for $100.

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2018-11-17 22:43:39



Bill Godbout, Early S-100 Bus Pioneer, Perished In the Camp Wildfire  

evanak writes: Bill Godbout was one of the earliest and most influential supports of the S-100 bus in the mid-1970s. He passed away last week due to the Camp wildfire in Concow, California, according to a Vintage Computer Federation blog post. More than 50 other people also died in the fires, but chances are Mr. Godbout was the only one with a license to fly blimps. "Godbout was born October 2, 1939," the blog post reads. "He talked about his introduction to computing in an interview with InfoWo

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2018-11-17 22:22:00



Trump Suggests California Wildfires Can Be Avoided by 'Raking'  

President Donald Trump traveled to Northern California this weekend to survey the area affected by the Camp Fire, which has become the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state's history. During the visit, the president appeared to double down on some of his previous rhetoric involving what he has described as…Read more...

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2018-11-17 22:13:00



Judge Refuses to Throw Out Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer  

A federal judge refused this week to throw out a lawsuit against neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer alleging it led a "terror campaign" against a Jewish real estate agent, Tanya Gersh, and the Southern Poverty Law Center tells the New York Times it expects the civil case to now proceed to a trial.Read more...

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2018-11-17 22:00:00



20 years ago, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace's trailer made web history - CNET  

The 1998 teaser for the return of Star Wars wasn't just a treat for fans: it was a coup for Apple and one of the biggest tests the internet had faced.

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2018-11-17 21:51:11



Black Friday 2018 deals: Surface Pro 6 for $800 and other PC, Chromebook, tablet sales - CNET  

Costco's killer Surface Pro bundle -- the newest model, a Surface Pen and Type Cover for $800 -- starts Nov. 16.

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2018-11-17 21:36:57



Black Friday 2018 Pixel 3 deals: Free Pixel 3, $600 Pixel 3, $800 off Pixel 3 XL - CNET  

The latest from Verizon, Google and Best Buy.

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2018-11-17 21:30:46



Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $70 off Galaxy Watch, $50 off Fitbit Versa - CNET  

Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on wearables ahead of Black Friday.

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2018-11-17 21:25:14



People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitter Taste Drink More Coffee, Study Finds  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: A team of researchers conducted their analysis using data stored in something called the UK Biobank. More than 500,000 people have contributed blood, urine and saliva samples to the biobank, which scientists can use to answer various research questions. The volunteers also filled out questionnaires asking a variety of health-related questions, including how much coffee they drink. Part of what determines our sensitivity to bitter substances is determ

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2018-11-17 21:21:00



Cities that didn't win HQ2 shouldn't be counted out  

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor As tasks wane, skills rise Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities Scott Andes Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Andes is […]

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2018-11-17 20:30:19



Maybe Don't Try to Bend Your iPad Pro Like a Paper Clip  

Apple's new iPad Pro may be the last great tablet, but you'd be wise to handle it carefully. Apple's critical darling appears to bend pretty easily under the right amount of pressure, which you might expect but is no less visceral to watch.Read more...

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2018-11-17 20:30:00



Apple's Siri May Soon Process Voice Locally On a Device, No Cloud Required  

Proudrooster writes: "Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user's device," reports Apple Insider. Just give it 10 years and everything old is new again. Siri will join the ranks of Ford/Microsoft Sync and Intel Edison. Do any other phones/cars/speakers have t

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2018-11-17 20:20:00



Black Friday 2018 phone deals: Free OnePlus 6T, LG V30 Plus for $430, Moto G6 for $200 - CNET  

We scoured Amazon, Walmart, Target, and T-Mobile for the best offers.

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2018-11-17 20:16:28



In defense of The Star Wars Holiday Special as it turns 40 - CNET  

Singing Wookiees wearing Snuggies? Harvey Korman cooking in drag? Jefferson Starship hologram jam band? Why this infamous TV special is so bad it's great.

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2018-11-17 20:00:21



CIA Says Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Killing, But Trump Isn't Convinced  

President Donald Trump appears to be once again publicly questioning a determinative assessment by his own intelligence community on a vital national security issue.Read more...

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2018-11-17 19:48:00



Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Storage, SSD, flash drive discounts - CNET  

Here's a list of the top storage deals as they are revealed for the biggest shopping day of the year.

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2018-11-17 19:26:14



Black Friday 2018 streamer deals start Sunday: Roku, Fire TV and Chromecast discounts - CNET  

It's never been cheaper to get Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, ESPN, DirecTV Now and more to your TV. Here are the best discounts (so far) on our favorite streamers.

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2018-11-17 19:23:45



Black Friday TV deals 2018: The best values and cheap sales - CNET  

The lowest TV prices of the year start now. Here are our favorite deals so far.

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2018-11-17 19:20:54



Hacker Says They Compromised ProtonMail; ProtonMail Calls BS  

A hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMor is claiming to have hacked ProtonMail and stolen "significant" amounts of data. They have posted a ransom demand to an anonymous Pastebin but it reads like a prank, as it states that the alleged hackers have access to underwater drone activity and treaty violations in Antarctica. Lawrence Abrams writes via BleepingComputer: According to the message, a hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMor makes quite a few interesting claims such as hacking ProtonMail'

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2018-11-17 19:19:00



The DC/CW Elseworlds Crossover Gets the Mashup Comic Cover It Deserves  

It's only appropriate that getting Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell into each others costumes—and oh, like, the arrival of Batwoman herself on TV—is marked with its own comic book cover.Read more...

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2018-11-17 19:00:00



Search Team Finds Missing Argentine Submarine ARA San Juan in Pieces on Floor of Atlantic Ocean  

Almost precisely a year later, authorities have found the ARA San Juan, the Argentine submarine that went missing on Nov. 15, 2017, with all 44 people on board reported missing still unaccounted for.Read more...

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2018-11-17 18:55:00



Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Ubuntu 18.04 Will Get a 10-Year Support Lifespan  

At the OpenStack Summit in Berlin last week, Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth said in a keynote that Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS) support lifespan would be extended from five years to 10 years. "I'm delighted to announce that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for a full 10 years," said Shuttleworth, "In part because of the very long time horizons in some of industries like financial services and telecommunications but also from IoT where manufacturing lines for example are being deplo

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2018-11-17 18:18:00



Buchardt's $1,200 a pair speakers are a steal - CNET  

The Buchardt S300 MKII SE isn't by any stretch a budget speaker, but it sounds a lot more expensive than it is.

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2018-11-17 18:17:46



Microsoft to shut down HockeyApp  

Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The company acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. And if you're still using HockeyApp, the service will officially shut down on November 16, 2019. HockeyApp was a service that let you distribute beta versions of your app, get […]

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2018-11-17 18:03:17



China's hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO  

You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and the app just assigned a new CEO. At a company event on Saturday, Chen Lin, an […]

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2018-11-17 17:37:17



Alphabet Unit Halts Glucose-Detecting Contact Lens Project  

An anonymous reader shares a report from Reuters: Alphabet's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact lens to monitor the glucose levels in their tears. In a blog update, Verily cited here insufficient consistency in the correlation

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2018-11-17 17:35:00



Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future  

William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the Quantum Computing Working Group for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), and is […]

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2018-11-17 17:30:41



High-end audio kicks it up a notch at this New York show - CNET  

Turntables spinning vinyl, amplifiers with glowing tubes and a dazzling array of speakers woo audiophiles at the New York Audio Show.

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2018-11-17 17:17:47



WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging  

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. A good enough version of Stories conveniently baked […]

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2018-11-17 17:15:57



Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $300 Dyson, $800 Surface Pro bundle and more - CNET  

One of the best Black Friday deals of 2018 is now available: a complete Surface Pro 6 package for $800.

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2018-11-17 17:06:17



Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security  

Dozens of Android users are reporting that the Instagram app isn't working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter since late Friday.Read more...

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2018-11-17 16:49:00



Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $70 off Galaxy Watch, $50 off Fitbit Versa - CNET  

Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.

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2018-11-17 16:42:46



Star Wars land: Everything we know about Galaxy's Edge - CNET  

Disney's new Star Wars theme park experience will open in 2019. Here's what we know.

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2018-11-17 16:32:37



Black Friday 2018 deals at Sam's Club start online Thursday: Vizio M-Series TVs, HP laptops and more - CNET  

The 55-inch Vizio M-Series for $450? That's among the best deals of the year.

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2018-11-17 16:31:18



How cities can fix tourism hell  

A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response, governments have been responding with policies that attempt to limit the number of visitors who come in. We've decided to spare you from any more Amazon HQ2 talk and instead focus […]

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2018-11-17 16:30:44



The Doctor Gets a Very Special Delivery in This New Doctor Who Clip  

"What do you think, still me?" That's right, it's never too late for the Doctor to get her (or his) fashions! The first extended clip from the next episode of Doctor Who gives a tip of the hat to Matt Smith's Doctor... while also hinting of hidden danger on a planet dedicated to shopping.Read more...

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2018-11-17 16:30:00



Star Wars: Galaxy Edge's Disney park ride names, more details revealed - CNET  

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will take Disney park guests into the films.

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2018-11-17 16:26:27



Target's Black Friday 2018 pre-sale starts Sunday: $200 PS4 bundle, $400 Xbox One X and more - CNET  

Target is shooting for early Black Friday hype with some nice savings this weekend.

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2018-11-17 16:25:16



Virginia To Produce 25K-35K Additional CS Grads As Part of Amazon HQ2 Deal  

theodp writes: Developers! Developers! Developers! To make good on the proposal that snagged it a share of the Amazon HQ2 prize, the State of Virginia is also apparently on the hook for doubling the annual number of graduates with computer science or closely related degrees, with a goal to add 25,000 to 35,000 graduates (Amazon's HQ2 RFP demanded info on "education programs related to computer science"). To do that, the state will establish a performance-based investment fund for higher educatio

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2018-11-17 16:16:00



Microsoft could release a disc-less Xbox One  

According to a new report from Thurott, Microsoft has been working on a new console in the Xbox One family. This cheaper model could play regular Xbox One games, but there would be no Blu-Ray drive. This move would lower the price of the entry-level Xbox One. An Xbox One S officially starts at $299 […]

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2018-11-17 16:15:42



Saturday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Anki Toys, Power Tools, Sonos, and More  

Early Black Friday deals on PlayStation Plus memberships, Amazon-branded mattresses, and a huge DEWALT power tool combo lead off Saturday's best deals from around the web. Read more...

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2018-11-17 15:40:00



BlackBerry Buys Cybersecurity Firm Cylance For $1.4 Billion  

wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: BlackBerry on Friday announced that it has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash. "We plan on immediately expanding the capabilities across BlackBerry's 'chip-to-edge' portfolio, including QNX, our safety-certified embedded OS that is deployed in more than 120 million vehicles, robot dogs, medical devices, and more," a BlackBerry company spokesperson told SecurityWeek. "Over time, we plan to integrate Cylance techn

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2018-11-17 15:15:00



Check Out John Williams' New Score For Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge  

It wouldn't be Star Wars without John Williams, and now his iconic music is coming to Disney Parks. Entertainment Weekly revealed that Williams has composed new scores for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and you can hear a musical preview of what's in store. Plus, a new look at Galaxy's Edge's first rides, along with their…Read more...

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2018-11-17 15:15:00



Black Friday 2018 Walmart deals start Wednesday: $199 PS4 and Xbox One bundles, $59 Instant Pot, $99 Google Home Hub and more - CNET  

Walmart comes out swinging for Black Friday -- and the sale prices start Wed., Nov. 21.

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2018-11-17 15:12:19



Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: TVs, Nintendo Switch, Apple HomePod and more - CNET  

Best Buy could very well have the best buys of the Black Friday season. Here are the top deals from the tech specialist.

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2018-11-17 15:03:45



AmazonBasics Microwave: 5 tips you need to know - CNET  

Be smarter than your smart microwave with these tips.

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2018-11-17 15:00:46



We Visited the World's Largest Digital Camera and Damn  

The devil's in the details when you head inside a cleanroom. Everything you plan on bringing inside, from your phone to your camera tripod, needs to be wiped down with lint-free wipes. You need to put on a special bunny suit. If you put the gloves on wrong, you need to throw them away and get a new pair. You…Read more...

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2018-11-17 15:00:00



Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: OLED TVs, Sonos, Google -- and the best HomePod price ever - CNET  

The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.

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2018-11-17 14:59:15



Amazon's best Black Friday deals 2018 - CNET  

Big-time discounts on basically everything Amazon makes, with some available now.

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2018-11-17 14:55:44



Early Black Friday 2018 deal: Get up to $150 off on newest MacBook Air at B&H - CNET  

Multiple configurations are on sale now starting at $1,099.

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2018-11-17 14:54:44



Black Friday 2018 Google Assistant deals: $25 Google Home Mini, $99 Nest Thermostat E, $170 SimpliSafe security system and more - CNET  

Jump-start your holiday shopping with deals on these Google-Assistant-enabled devices.

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2018-11-17 14:47:16



Black Friday 2018 kitchen and appliance deals: $40 off Instant Pot, $100 off Vitamix blenders and more - CNET  

Upgrade your kitchen or make laundry day more fun with our favorite deals on kitchen gadgets and large appliances.

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2018-11-17 14:45:32



Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available: Fire tablets, Blink cameras and more - CNET  

Here's the full list of Echo, Fire, Kindle and other Amazon gear and their sale prices!

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2018-11-17 14:42:21



Amazon Makes Mattresses Now, And They're On Sale For Black Friday With a 100 Night Trial  

I suppose it was only a matter of time, but Amazon makes mattresses now. This model is sold under its Rivet furniture brand, and includes the same 100 night trial, three-layer foam construction, and slick marketing photos you've come to expect from all those other online mattress places.Read more...

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2018-11-17 14:36:00



Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more - CNET  

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. Here's our running list -- including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates.

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2018-11-17 14:35:03



Amazon's Black Friday Deals Week delivers the lowest prices on HDTVs, Echo devices, Cloud Cams & more  

The e-commerce giant has kicked off its Black Friday Deals week, and as you may have guessed, Amazon's own hardware is front and center with some of the lowest prices ever. Here are the deals you can grab right now.

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2018-11-17 14:15:13



Dutch Government Report Says Microsoft Office Telemetry Collection Breaks EU GDPR Laws  

"The Register reports that Microsoft has been accused of breaking EU's GDPR law by harvesting information through Office 365 and sending it to U.S. servers," writes Slashdot reader Hymer. "The discovery was made by the Dutch government." From the report: The dossier's authors found that the Windows goliath was collecting telemetry and other content from its Office applications, including email titles and sentences where translation or spellchecker was used, and secretly storing the data on syste

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2018-11-17 14:14:00



6 hacks to make Thanksgiving cooking easier - CNET  

With help from professional chefs, you can make your Thanksgiving stress-free.

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2018-11-17 14:00:44



Anki's Best Toys Are Cheaper Than We Were Expecting on Black Friday, Today Only  

Anki's highly advanced toys are so much fun, you'll forget everything you learned about sharing, and they're marked down to prices lower than we were expecting on Black Friday in today's Gold Box.Read more...

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2018-11-17 13:34:00



Samsung's foldable phone next year? Sony bails on E3 2019 video - CNET  

This week's major tech stories include Samsung's foldable phone possibly making a debut in the first quarter, Amazon choosing its two HQ2 locations and Sony deciding not to attend E3 2019.

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2018-11-17 13:30:47



SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor  

SparkLabs Taipei, part of SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerator programs and funds that works with emerging startup ecosystems, has raised $4.25 million in an initial close led by CTBC Group, along with individual investors, for its first venture capital fund. SparkLabs Taipei also announced today that it has added Atlanta Hawks player Jeremy […]

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2018-11-17 13:11:07



86 Organizations Demand Zuckerberg To Improve Takedown Appeals  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg signed by 86 organizations and published on Tuesday implores Facebook to provide a clear, fast mechanism that allows users to appeal instances of content takedowns and account deactivations. The letter which was spearheaded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Article 19, Ranking Digital Rights, and the Center for Democratic Technology (CDT) -- expanded upon the Santa Clara Principles published earlier this

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2018-11-17 13:00:00



Amazon's Showering Us In Charger and Tech Accessory Deals, Today Only  

We see deals on individual Aukey products with some regularity, but today in Amazon's Gold Box, you can save on a whole bunch of their chargers, peripherals, and audio products.Read more...

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2018-11-17 12:45:00



Here are the five biggest iPad Pro problems, because no device is perfect  

The 2018 iPad Pro is undoubtedly the best iPad ever made. It's chock full of cutting edge features like desktop-grade performance, a completely revamped design, a modernized display, Face ID biometric authentication and support for the brand new Apple Pencil, but no device is perfect.

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2018-11-17 11:15:25



Lock-Screen Bypass Bug Quietly Patched In Handsets  

secwatcher shares a report from Threatpost: A design flaw affecting all in-display fingerprint sensors -- that left over a half-dozen cellphone models vulnerable to a trivial lock-screen bypass attack -- has been quietly patched. The flaw was tied to a bug in the popular in-display fingerprint reader technology used for user authentication. In-display fingerprint reader technology is widely considered an up-and-coming feature to be used in a number of flagship model phones introduced in 2019 by

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2018-11-17 10:00:00



Black Friday 2018 Galaxy deals: Free Galaxy S9, $600 Note 9, $300 gift card - CNET  

Some of these AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon deals are already on.

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2018-11-17 09:00:46



Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: iPhone XR and XS for $150 off, free $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET  

Some of the best iPhone discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy, Target and Walmart have already begun.

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2018-11-17 08:00:46



How to use an iPad or iPad Pro as a monitor for your Mac  

You're going to need an actual monitor for the very first time you use your Mac mini, but after that you can a few different app combos to use your iPad and even iPhone as a temporary or permanent display. AppleInsider shows you how.

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2018-11-17 07:59:04



Fantastic Beasts 2 review: A lovable mess - CNET  

The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second installment in JK Rowling's wizarding series, is packed with magical concepts only fans will comprehend.

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2018-11-17 07:03:33



NASA Decommissions the Kepler Space Telescope  

Late last month, NASA announced that it would be retiring the Kepler space telescope after nearly ten years of service -- double its initial mission life. Now, as Space.com reports, the planet-hunting telescope has been officially decommissioned, "beaming 'goodnight' commands to the sun-orbiting observatory." From the report: "Kepler's team disabled the safety modes that could inadvertently turn systems back on, and severed communications by shutting down the transmitters," NASA officials wrote

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2018-11-17 07:00:00



Microsoft Realizes We Don't Actually Want Ads in Our Mail and Gmail Is Just an Exception  

If you're a person even remotely annoyed by the pervasive presence of ads in virtually every digital space, it's probably safe to assume you definitely don't want them in your email. Microsoft appears to have only just realized this.Read more...

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2018-11-17 06:20:00



Buster Scruggs review: Coens' western homage is pretty slow on the draw - CNET  

The Coen brothers saddle up a frothy, frustrating western in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

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2018-11-17 04:54:40



YouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site  

YouTube quietly added around 100 ad-supported Hollywood movies to its site, beginning last month, according to a new report from AdAge. The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Terminator,” as well as other family fare like “Zookeeper,” “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Legally Blonde,” among others. Before, YouTube had only offered consumers […]

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2018-11-17 04:20:04



Jennie-O Recalls More Than 91,000 Pounds of Raw Ground Turkey Amid Salmonella Outbreak  

Jennie-O Turkey recalled more than 91,000 pounds of raw ground turkey this week amid a nationwide Salmonella turkey outbreak. The move marks the first reported recall of non-pet food meat in the outbreak that's sickened at least 164 people and is linked to one death.Read more...

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2018-11-17 04:02:00



Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games' $16M Series A  

Mythical Games is betting user-generated content and intimate ties between players, content creators, brands and developers is the future of entertainment.

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2018-11-17 04:00:48



There Is No Link Between Insomnia and Early Death, Study Finds  

A new report published in the journal Science Direct says there is no link between insomnia and early death. The researchers reportedly "reviewed 17 studies, which covered close to 37 million people, to compile their results," the BBC notes. From the report: This new report goes against what the NHS says, which claims that as well as putting people at risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, that insomnia shortens life expectancy. The NHS recommends things like exercising to tire your

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2018-11-17 03:30:00



Walmart passes Apple to become No. 3 online retailer in U.S.  

Walmart has overtaken Apple to become the No. 3 online retailer in the U.S., according to a report this week from eMarketer. While Amazon still leads by a wide margin, accounting for 48 percent of e-commerce sales in 2018, Walmart – including also Sam’s Club and Jet.com – is poised to capture 4 percent of […]

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2018-11-17 03:16:35



A New Senate Bill Would Hit Robocallers With Up To a $10,000 Fine For Every Call  

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey and South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune have introduced a bill on Friday that aims to ramp up the penalties on illegal robocalls and stop scammers from sending them. Gizmodo reports: The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, raises the penalty for robocalls from $1,500 per call to up to $10,000 per call, and allows the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action on illegal robocalls up to three year

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2018-11-17 02:05:00



Mid-Range Google 'Pixel 3 Lite' Leaks With Snapdragon 670, Headphone Jack  

The first alleged images of the rumored "budget" Pixel 3 have been leaked. The Pixel 3 Lite, as it is being called, looks very similar to the Pixel 3, although it features a plastic build construction, slower processor, and a headphone jack. 9to5Google reports: Just like the standard Pixel 3, there's a display that's roughly 5.56-inches in size, but this time it's an IPS LCD panel at 2220x1080 rather than an OLED panel. Obviously, there's also no notch to be seen on this alleged Pixel 3 Lite. Th

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2018-11-17 01:25:00



Alphabet Halts Project for Glucose-Sensing Smart Contact Lens  

Alphabet has halted a project under its biotech division Verily that aimed to create smart contact lenses for people with diabetes. The ambitious, years-long endeavor aimed to measure glucose levels in tears using on-lens sensors.Read more...

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2018-11-17 01:10:00



The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store  

Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn't joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, according to public documents obtained by TechCrunch. The new company, which was founded in July, will be managed by Steve […]

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2018-11-17 01:07:36



Cheaper, Disc-Free Xbox One Coming Next Year, Report Says  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would not replace the existing Xbox One hardware, and it would instead represent "the lowest possible price for the Xbox One S console." Sams says that

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2018-11-17 00:45:00



WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show  

The revelation that U.S. prosecutors have prepared an indictment against Julian Assange, a fact the government inadvertently made public Thursday evening, has again fanned the flames of speculation over what class of crimes he might be charged with should British authorities finally capture and deposit him on American…Read more...

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2018-11-17 00:25:00



PlayStation Store Black Friday 2018 sale features PS Plus, God of War discounts - CNET  

Recent PS4 games like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey are all on sale in Sony's digital storefront.

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2018-11-17 00:20:36



Unicorns aren't special anymore  

There are 145 "active unicorns" today worth an aggregate valuation of $555.9 billion. In 2013, there were just 39.

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2018-11-17 00:06:55



MiSafes' Child-Tracking Smartwatches Are 'Easy To Hack'  

The location-tracking "MiSafe" smartwatch may not be as safe as the name proclaims. According to security researchers from Pen Test Partners, the watches are easy to hack as they do not encrypt the data they use or secure each child's account. The researchers found that they could track children's movements, surreptitiously listen in to their activities and make spoof calls to the watches that appeared to be from parents. The BBC reports: The MiSafes watch was first released in 2015. It uses a g

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2018-11-17 00:03:00



US airport security is slowly getting just a bit better - CNET  

A different security checkpoint design that's finally landing at US airports could speed up your holiday travel... if you know how to use it.

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2018-11-16 23:57:22



Black Friday TV deals 2018: The best and the cheapest - CNET  

The lowest TV prices of the year start now. Here are our favorite deals so far.

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2018-11-16 23:54:46



Brave promises websites will load 20 times faster with SpeedReader mode - CNET  

The simplified web pages load a whopping 20 to 27 times faster, the startup says. The AI-based tool protects privacy better, too.

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2018-11-16 23:50:54






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