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Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 10:28pm
We don't think so either, but config file format is getting harder to avoid

The world's most popular programming language, according to devops biz Datree.io at least, it not Java, JavaScript, nor Python. Rather, it's YAML, a recursive acronym for "YAML Ain't Markup Language."…

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

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 10:14pm
Best Buy could very well have the best buys of the Black Friday season. Here are the top deals from the tech specialist.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Walmart: PlayStation, Xbox, iPad, Google and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:56pm
The massive discount retailer is arguably the king of Black Friday. Here are its best deals.

Best Black Friday 2018 headphone deals available now - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:56pm
Black Friday is nearly upon us. Here's a look at some of the top headphone deals, including ones you can get right now.

Get off social media after a half hour and you might be happier - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:42pm
A new study recommends limiting your time on social media to around 30 minutes a day.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Sam's Club start Thursday: Fitbit Versa for $150, 55-inch Vizio TV for $450 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:34pm
The 55-inch Vizio M-Series for $450? That's among the best deals of the year.

Black Friday 2018 sound bar deals available now: Vizio, Polk, Klipsch and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:31pm
Most of the best Black Friday sound bar deals we've found are available to buy right now, starting at just $110.

At 20, the International Space Station remains a stellar success story - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:29pm
What began as an unprecedented construction challenge has gone on to produce unparalleled science from space.

The 41 best VR games - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:29pm
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites.

Black Friday Google Assistant deals: $119 Ecobee Smart Thermostats and $200 iRobot Roomba live now, $25 Home Mini speaker coming soon - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:13pm
Jump-start your holiday shopping with deals on these Google-Assistant-enabled devices.

Google Clips gets discounted to $99 pre-Black Friday - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:11pm
That's a 60 percent discount off the AI camera's $249 retail price.

The best Black Friday 2018 deal on the Bose QuietComfort QC35 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:06pm
Who's got the best price on these top-rated, rarely discounted headphones?

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

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 9:04pm
We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more. Here's our full list -- including deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates.

Activision ignores accessibility guidelines, skips Spyro subtitles

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 9:03pm

More than 35 minutes of Spyro Reignited Trilogy cut scenes, none of which can be enjoyed by deaf or hard-of-hearing gamers (or those with the TV on mute).

Last week's release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy disappointed many, including deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, by not including subtitles in the games' many spoken cut scenes. Now, Activision's justification for that decision is angering many for seeming insensitivity to the needs of the community.

An Activision spokesperson gave the following statement to British site GamePitt when asked about the issue (the company was not immediately available to respond to a request for comment from Ars Technica):

When Toys For Bob set out to make an awesome game collection, there were certain decisions that needed to be made throughout the process. The team remained committed to keep the integrity and legacy of Spyro that fans remembered intact. The game was built from the ground up using a new engine for the team (Unreal 4) and was localized in languages that had not previously been attempted by the studio. While there’s no industry standard for subtitles, the studio and Activision care about the fans' experience especially with respect to accessibility for people with different abilities, and will evaluate going forward.

As GameCritics' Brad Gallaway phrased it on Twitter, many are taking the statement as Activision "basically saying 'we evaluated whether it was worth the cost and effort to keep Deaf and HH players happy, and we decided that it wasn't.'"

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Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 9:02pm
Security biz hit with class-action fraud sueball after probe smashes stock price

A Symantec shareholder is suing the infosec biz, alleging its top brass fraudulently massaged the company's financial figures.…

Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphones hit an all-time low: $115 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:56pm
Still available! Now $5 cheaper! This is the wired version of the beloved QuietComfort model, but you can make it wireless if you want.

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

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:56pm
Costco's killer Surface Pro bundle -- the newest model, a Surface Pen and Type Cover for $800 -- runs till Nov. 26.

Instagram starts purge of fake likes, follows and comments - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:54pm
Sorry, you can’t hire third-party apps to boost popularity anymore.

Dealmaster: A whole bunch of early Black Friday deals have gone live

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 8:50pm

Enlarge (credit: TechBargains)

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share.

Hoo boy, is this a busy time for the Dealmaster. Although Black Friday is still a few days away, we're coming at you a day ahead of schedule this week, because several stores have already made a bunch of their deals available today. Right now, those include a PlayStation 4 and Spider-Man bundle for $200, $100 off Microsoft's Xbox One X, Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K streamer for $35, TV deals from Sony, LG, and Vizio, Samsung's Galaxy S9 for $520, and much more.

Frankly, the amount of time the Dealmaster has already spent staring at his laptop screen this week is unhealthy. But soldier on we must, since the discounts will only pick up as the week rolls on. Melodramatics aside, we've got a great assortment today, so have a look below and see if you can't get any holiday shopping done early.

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