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Ovie Smarterware lets Alexa manage your leftovers - CNET

cNET.com - News - 18 hours 40 min ago
This Bluetooth button sticks on your containers and tracks how long until your food expires.

Samsung promises four generations of new chip technology - CNET

cNET.com - News - 18 hours 44 min ago
Moore's Law ain't what it used to be, but it's not dead.

Xbox meets PlayStation in this $200 monster of a PS4 gamepad - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 10:40pm
Scuf's Vantage controller packs in extra buttons like the Microsoft Elite does, and it ain't cheap.

New calendar controls let Alexa move that meeting you can't make - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 10:34pm
You can now schedule appointments and move them around using shared availability from your Google, Apple and Microsoft calendars.

Mark Zuckerberg gets grilled by EU over data mining, election meddling - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 10:29pm
The CEO of the world’s largest social network was supposed to charm European regulators. It didn't work after he dodged some questions.

One year late, US senators act on fake net neutrality comments that drowned the FCC

The Register - May 22, 2018 - 10:17pm
It's not a real problem until a Congressman is affected

Two US senators say they were among those whose identities were forged to file bogus comments on the FCC's net neutrality process.…

Privacy shake-up looms

BBC Technology News - May 22, 2018 - 10:07pm
If you are fed up of "stay on our mailing list" emails, spare a thought for those having to send them.

GDPR for everyone, cries Microsoft: We'll extend Europe's privacy rights worldwide

The Register - May 22, 2018 - 9:49pm
Euroland is the new California – but not everyone is happy

Microsoft has said it will extend new privacy rights that become law in Europe this week to all its users worldwide.…

Netflix and other online video are killing cable in customer satisfaction

Ars Technica - May 22, 2018 - 9:49pm

(credit: Getty Images | amesy)

TV watchers are far more satisfied with streaming video services than cable or satellite TV systems, a new survey has found. That isn't much of an accomplishment, as cable and satellite TV providers were already among the most-hated companies in the US and saw their customer-satisfaction scores sink even lower in the latest survey.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) included video streaming in its annual telecom report for the first time. Streaming video services averaged a score of 75 on the ACSI's 100-point scale, better than all other telecom sectors and well ahead of the broadband and pay-TV industry scores of 62.

"Customer satisfaction with subscription television service falls 3.1 percent to an ACSI score of 62, an 11-year low as the industry faces a seismic shift of subscribers defecting to lower-cost online video streaming services," the report said. "In response, many cable and telecom companies are offering new Internet TV streaming in addition to legacy pay TV, but cord cutting continues."

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Starbucks, not Apple Pay, is the king of mobile payments - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 9:42pm
If we're talking "tap-to-pay" services, anyhow.

Navy’s F-35 doesn’t have range for real stealth strikes, House report says

Ars Technica - May 22, 2018 - 9:30pm

Enlarge / Lt Cmdr Chris Tabert, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, pilots Navy F-35C test aircraft CF-02 on Flt 595 for an external GBU-31 flutter and Flying Qualities test flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, April 10, 2018. Congress is concerned that the F-35 doesn't have the range to attack "contested" targets without putting carriers in danger. (credit: US Navy)

The House Armed Services Committee has sent its report on the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the floor. And buried in that report are words of caution about the F-35C, the Navy's version of the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter—and the Navy's whole carrier air capability in general. The reason for that concern is that the F-35C doesn't have the range to conduct long-range strikes without in-flight refueling—and the Navy's tanker planes are not exactly "stealth."

The F-35C suffers somewhat from the length of its development cycle. Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter program began in 1993—25 years ago—when the military threats facing the United States were significantly different. In 1993, there was no concern about Chinese "carrier killer" anti-ship ballistic missiles, for example; but in 2010, China introduced the Dongfeng (or Dong-Feng) 21D, an anti-ship ballistic missile with a range of 900 miles and a circular error probability of 20 meters. That's accurate enough, with satellite tracking and terminal guidance, to hit an aircraft carrier far offshore.

The F-35C's advertised range is 1,200 nautical miles (roughly 2,200 kilometers), roughly 10 percent longer than that of the F/A-18. But for most strikes, that would require the carriers launching F-35C sorties to be much closer to the coast than falls within the comfort zone. And with advanced air and coastal defense systems—including, for example, the sorts that are popping up on islands in the South China Sea these days—less-than-stealthy tanker planes would give up the whole game.

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Slack's new 'action buttons' could let you get more things done - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 9:29pm
Press a button to fire up a task.

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's openness, vows to fight election interference - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 9:28pm
The CEO tells EU leaders the social network will continue to allow for a range of political views while combating bullying and hate speech.

The questions Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't answer for EU Parliament - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 9:25pm
"I asked you six yes and no questions and I got not a single answer."

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: We'll block interference in European elections - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 9:23pm
What happened in the US won't happen in Europe, the CEO tells EU leaders.

Grace mission launches to weigh Earth's water

BBC Technology News - May 22, 2018 - 9:17pm
The joint US-German Grace satellites go into orbit to monitor Earth's most important resource.

“Like slavery”: Rehab patients forced into unpaid labor to cover “treatment”

Ars Technica - May 22, 2018 - 9:16pm

Enlarge / A heroin addict at a rehab house. (credit: Getty | AFP)

If you caught John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight this past Sunday, you saw a lengthy segment detailing the atrocities of the rehabilitation industry. As Oliver pointed out, it’s largely an unregulated, unstandardized market rife with bad actors, scams, and bunkum that offers little help to patients desperate to recover from deadly addictions. With some charging tens of thousands of dollars for a month of treatment, rehab facilities often rely on therapies with little evidence of efficacy—such as horse petting—and report largely made-up percentages for their success rates.

Even experts in the field find themselves at a loss for how to identify effective, quality facilities. The result is that many patients pay large sums only to go on to struggle with or die from their condition. And these devastating consequences are only heightened by the country’s current epidemic of opioid addiction.

While Oliver gave a skillful overview of some of the rampant problems, an ongoing investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting picked out a particularly egregious case this week—Recovery Connections Community, a rehabilitation program outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

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ISP TalkTalk's Wi-Fi passwords Walk Walk thanks to Awks Awks router security hole

The Register - May 22, 2018 - 9:08pm
Brit broadband biz has only had four years to patch up WPS

A years-old vulnerability continues to menace the security of some home Wi-Fi networks in the UK.…

BMW Designworks will make EV chargers for Ionity, and they're gorgeous - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 22, 2018 - 8:58pm
What's even more gorgeous is the idea of a pan-European network of fast chargers.

Senator Kennedy: Why I cast my Senate-busting vote for net neutrality

The Register - May 22, 2018 - 8:39pm
He's pro free market – but there isn't one among America's ISPs

The shocking lack of choice and competition in America's ISP market is why Senator John Kennedy crossed the aisle and voted for a repeal of the FCC's efforts to end net neutrality rules last week.…


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