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0 - 200 GB
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500 - 800 GB
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11%
1200 - 1500 GB
11%
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14%
> 2000 GB
19%
Total votes: 36

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Google's China search project gets stung by confrontation over data - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:53pm
The dispute has 'effectively ended' the Dragonfly project, according to a report by The Intercept.

Google Assistant will tell you if your flight may be delayed - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:43pm
Just ask, "Hey Google, is my flight on time?"

Ding dong merrily on high. In Berkeley, the bots are singeing: Self-driving college cooler droid goes up in flames

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 9:41pm
Kiwibot snack shuttle snuffed by thermal runaway

A Kiwibot delivery robot unexpectedly self-immolated last week at the University of California, Berkeley, due a defective battery, the company said over the weekend, attributing the incident to human error.…

The best Instant Pot deals right now - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:39pm
If you haven't yet bought into the pressure-cooker hype, now's your chance to get in with some aggressive holiday pricing.

FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 9:38pm

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California telecom regulators have abandoned a plan to impose government fees on text-messaging services, saying that a recent Federal Communications Commission vote has limited its authority over text messaging.

The FCC last week voted to classify text-messaging as an information service, rather than a telecommunications service.

"Information service" is the same classification the FCC gave to broadband when it repealed net neutrality rules and claimed that states aren't allowed to impose their own net neutrality laws. California's legislature passed a net neutrality law anyway and is defending it in court. But the state's utility regulator chose not to challenge the FCC on regulation of text messaging.

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Samsung Q9 series (2018) review: Sumptuous picture quality in designer garb at a luxury price - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - December 17, 2018 - 9:36pm
Samsung's high-end Q9 delivers the best picture quality of any non-OLED TV on the market, scads of features and sweet design. So can it knock off its OLED rival from LG?

Silent night, social fight: Is Instagram the new Facebook for pro-Trump Russian propagandists?

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 9:25pm
Fresh Senate dossiers detail influence campaign, flag tech titans' obstructionism

Instagram may have been the most effective social media network for Russian spies in their effort to sway America's 2016 presidential election toward Donald Trump.…

Saturn's rings could vanish much sooner than expected - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:19pm
A new NASA study shows the planet's iconic rings are circling the cosmic drain.

T-Mobile launches eSIM for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Plus - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:18pm
The carrier now supports DIY line activation technology on Apple's 2018 iPhones -- but only for prepaid plans.

Silent but deadly: Tesla unveils new 'fart app' - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
$35,000 Model 3? No. Farts. Merry Christmas.

Russian influencers thrived on Instagram after pressure on Facebook, Twitter - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:10pm
Senate report says Russia's disinformation campaign will start moving to smaller platforms, where it's found more success.

The 60 best iPhone games of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

Conservation of energy used to parallelize quantum key distribution

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 8:53pm

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It has been a while since I wrote about quantum key distribution. Once a technology is commercially available, my interest starts to fade. But commercial availability in this case hasn't meant widespread use. Quantum key distribution has ended up a niche market because creating shared keys with it for more than one connection using a single device is so difficult.

That may all change now with a very inventive solution that makes use of all the best things: lasers, nonlinear optics, and conservation of energy.

Quantum key distribution in less than 500 words

The goal of quantum key distribution is to generate a random number that is securely shared between two people, always termed Alice and Bob. The shared random number is then used to seed classical encryption algorithms.

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Tumblr's ban on porn starts today - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 8:49pm
The microblogging service says it hasn't been an easy transition.

Apple Music now works on Amazon Alexa smart speakers - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 8:41pm
Amazon's Alexa skill for Apple Music is here.

Jingle bells, disk drives sell not so well from today. Oh what fun it is to ride on a one-horse open array...

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 8:27pm
Third of market to evaporate by 2021. Only nearline, spycam drives to swell

In brief Number-crunchers at IDC and Wells Fargo are predicting that global disk drive sales will crash from 424.7 million units in 2016 to an estimated 284.7 million in 2021. Ouch.…

PewDiePie bro army sneaks meme-filled ad page onto WSJ.com - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 8:26pm
The typo-riddled, meme-filled ad page claimed the Wall Street Journal had fired journalists and wanted people to subscribe to his YouTube channel.

Dealmaster: Take 24% off the latest 9.7-inch Apple iPad

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 8:25pm

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on the 32GB model of Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad, which is down to $249 at Walmart and Amazon. That's $80 off its usual price.

This has been the iPad's sale price for much of the holiday season, but if you're in need of a new tablet and haven't taken advantage yet, it's still a strong deal. While the 9.7-inch model isn't the most capable device for professional work, it is far and away the best slate on the market for the things most people do with tablets—namely, watching videos, reading articles, and playing games.

It may not have the souped-up processor or ultra-vibrant display of Apple's iPad Pro devices, but it is still built well and plenty smooth for far less money. Android's sloppiness on large screens almost makes Apple king of this territory by default. There's no pressing need to upgrade if your tablet still serves you well, but if you need something new and don't want to settle for the flimsier designs of cheaper devices, the 9.7-inch model remains a good value. Note that the 128GB model is on sale, too, if you need more storage.

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Ken Block's Gymkhana 10 is 20 minutes of nonstop awesome - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 8:08pm
That tire budget must have been huge.

Best wireless headphones for making calls - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
The microphone and communications features are better on some wireless headphones than others. Here are some our current favorites for making cell-phone calls.

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