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First SpaceX internet satellites now set to launch Wednesday - CNET

cNET.com - News - 16 hours 43 min ago
Elon Musk's rocket company has been working on getting satellite broadband off the ground for years. Now the Falcon 9 is set to launch the first test.

What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

Wired - 18 hours 37 min ago
The president's quote tweet of Facebook executive Rob Goldman misses how the Russians really influenced the election online.

8 Oscar-nominated movies you can watch on Netflix

cNET.com - News - 19 hours 5 min ago
Will you finish them all before the Academy Awards on March 4?

Sennheiser’s ultimate ‘ear bud’ - CNET

cNET.com - News - 20 hours 17 min ago
The Sennheiser IE800 S throws a party for your ears.

Airport Controllers Trade the Tower for a Screen-Filled Room

Wired - 21 hours 43 min ago
At the newly expanded Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, controllers watch their planes through radar and video, not line-of-sight.

Magical interactive Harry Potter wands swing into toy fair - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 8:31pm
Unleash your inner wizard with these Wizard Training Wands from Jakks Pacific that use motion sensors to track your movements.

New Star Wars Mighty Muggs force their way into NY Toy Fair - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 8:18pm
New Mighty Muggs toys of C-3PO, Captain Phasma and Maz Kanata debut at Toy Fair 2018.

The past, present and Afrofuturism of 'Black Panther' - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 8:11pm
Commentary: Art like "Black Panther" overturns stereotypes to reclaim the past and reimagine the future. To understand the film's power, you need to understand Afrofuturism.

Hot Wheels Augmoto puts AR lightning, missiles in your race - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 8:02pm
Vrooom! Car racing gets spiced up with augmented-reality effects shown off at Toy Fair 2018.

Schiit’s tiny gizmo breaks a cardinal audiophile rule - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 7:47pm
Schiit Loki is a four-band equalizer that lets you easily tweak the sound of your speakers, headphones and music.

Genesis will show a new concept car in New York - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 7:35pm
And it sounds like it'll be a doozy.

Unlocked phones vs. locked phones: Why you should care - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 6:13pm
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down what you need to know about the carrier practice of locking phones.

Google Auto Trends report says we're all dog-obsessed dashcam buyers - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
In an attempt to better understand the changing automotive landscape, Google crunched a bunch of its data to find out what it is we all care care about, when it comes to cars.

Judge shuts door on attempt to get a new trial for Ross Ulbricht

Ars Technica - February 17, 2018 - 4:40pm

Enlarge / Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The federal judge overseeing the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of creating the underground Silk Road drug website, has denied the Ulbricht legal team's attempt to extend the normal three-year window for "post-conviction relief." In essence, the move stifles Ulbricht’s new attorney's extraordinary effort to re-open the case with new exculpatory evidence, on the off-chance that it exists.

On February 5 in a brief, handwritten note, US District Judge Katherine Forrest blocked efforts by Ulbricht’s new lawyer, Paul Grant, to go beyond the standard 36-month period allowed in what is called a "Rule 33 motion." (Grant took over the case from Ulbricht’s previous counsel, Joshua Dratel, in June 2017, shortly after an appellate court upheld Ulbricht’s conviction and double life sentence.)

"The motion to extend time for a Rule 33 motion is DENIED," Judge Forrest wrote. "A Rule 33 motion is not an opportunity to relitigate that which has been litigated, or to engage in a fishing expedition for new evidence. The Court appreciates that Mr. Grant was not involved in the trial, but the transcript reveals that the very evidence to which he now points (that the FBI was monitoring the defendant's online movements) was explicitly known at the trial."

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Good news: Chrome debuts automatic blocking of annoying ads

Ars Technica - February 17, 2018 - 4:05pm

Enlarge (credit: Daniel Oines)

Google developers this week debuted a long-anticipated feature in Chrome that automatically blocks one of the Internet's biggest annoyances—intrusive ads.

Starting on Thursday, Chrome started filtering ads that fail to meet a set of criteria laid out by the Coalition for Better Ads, an industry group. The organization is made up of Google and others, and it aims to improve people's experiences with online ads. In a post published Wednesday, Chrome Engineering Manager Chris Bentzel said the filtering will focus on ad types that were ranked the most intrusive by 40,000 Internet uses who participated in a survey. On computers, the ads include those involving:

For mobile devices, intrusive ads include those with:

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This brand-new, factory-fresh Aston Martin is 60 years old - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
What might look like a gorgeous classic Aston is in fact, a brand-spanking-new car. Made from the ground up to the original specification of the 1959 Le Mans competitor, the DB4 GT Continuation is the closest you could get to automotive time travel.

The Etch Clock Makes the Time Appear Out of Nowhere

Wired - February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
The timepiece displays the time by pulling its thermoelastic membrane into the cavities beneath the clock's face.

New studies zero in on roots of depression and why ketamine reverses it

Ars Technica - February 17, 2018 - 3:45pm

Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia)

While we have a number of treatments available for clinical depression, many of them have a significant side effects, and a lot of people struggle to find a drug that they respond to. The situation is made worse by our limited understanding of the biology underlying depression. We don't know how to create targeted drugs, so most of the available treatments are blunt instruments that can take weeks to months before having an effect.

In that light, it came as a bit of a shock when we discovered a drug we'd been using recreationally and for anesthesia could lift the symptoms of depression in less than 24 hours. Unfortunately, the drug in question, ketamine, also has a collection of unpleasant side-effects, and we had no idea how it was working.

But there's been significant progress in unravelling the confusion over ketamine, with researchers identifying a ketamine derivative that tackles depression with far fewer side effects. And this week, a team of researchers at China's Zhejiang University announced that they've figured out where in the brain ketamine acts when it blocks depression, a finding that gives us significant insights into the biology of the disorder.

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Netflix's 'Altered Carbon' Is Over the Top in Every Way

Wired - February 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Its worldbuilding is expansive and its detective is hard-boiled—it's sci-fi noir turned up to 11.

This airbag helps protect Olympic skiers from crashes - CNET

cNET.com - News - February 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
It automatically inflates when it senses a crash. The technology was originally designed to protect motorcycle riders, but is now used by downhill skiers like Lindsey Vonn.

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