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Hey, we've toned down the 'destroying society' shtick, Facebook insists

The Register - December 12, 2017 - 5:56pm
The Social Network rises to criticism from former exec

Facebook has taken the unusual step of responding to comments by former VP Chamath Palihapitiya that the social media giant was "destroying how society works".…

Monoprice apes Audeze with high-tech $150 headphone - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 5:45pm
To the Audiophiliac, Monoprice’s new M300 in-ear headphones seem hauntingly familiar.

YouTube TV expands its cable-free TV service to 34 new markets - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 5:44pm
The streaming service from Google is now live in over 80 cities.

Kill an hour with six years' worth of Nürburgring crashes - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 5:36pm
Come with us to the 'Ring, where "yard sale" has a whole new meaning.

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

BBC Technology News - December 12, 2017 - 5:35pm
The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.

Facebook announces ad revenue reroute: When Irish eyes are crying

The Register - December 12, 2017 - 5:32pm
Major tax overhaul to appease govs and regulators

Facebook has said it will no longer send advertising revenue through Ireland, and instead pay taxes in the countries where profits are earned.…

iMac Pro will be available Dec. 14 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 5:23pm
Apple says the new high-end all-in-one will go on sale Thursday.

PepsiCo reserves 100 Tesla Semis, likely at $20,000 a pop

Ars Technica - December 12, 2017 - 5:12pm

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Reuters reported on Tuesday that PepsiCo had recently placed 100 reservations for Tesla Semis. The order is the largest public one to date and may have cost the food and beverage manufacturer as much as $2,000,000. (The Wall Street Journal reported in November that Tesla had bumped the price of reservations from $5,000 each to $20,000 each.) However, PepsiCo did not comment on how much it actually paid Tesla or whether its reservations were to buy the trucks outright or lease them.

PepsiCo told Reuters that it plans to use the trucks to distribute sodas and snack foods to retailers within a 500-mile radius of its manufacturing centers. The company said it is analyzing routes to find the optimal use case—either sending lighter snack loads longer distances or shipping heavy beverages shorter distances.

PepsiCo’s US fleet currently relies on 100,000 conventional semis, but the company has promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain by 20 percent by 2030. That distant deadline may play into PepsiCo’s willingness to wait at least two years for Tesla’s electric trucks. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that the semis will arrive in 2019. But the CEO has a history of being overly ambitious on estimated delivery time. (The company’s budget vehicle, the Tesla Model 3, suffered delays and poor production numbers even after the car was supposed to hit mass production this summer.)

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Fujitsu's server jujitsu: FPGA gives networking capacity fourfold boost

The Register - December 12, 2017 - 5:07pm
Chip-accelerated WAN could do wonders in the cloud

Fujitsu Labs has fitted a parallelising FPGA to a server and quadrupled effective 10Gbit/s networking capacity.…

Netflix is weirdly worried about 'A Christmas Prince' fans - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 5:01pm
Netflix took to Twitter to narc on the unusual viewing habits of some of its customers. Why so judgy, Netflix?

Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

BBC Technology News - December 12, 2017 - 4:55pm
Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 4:54pm
The commission's chairman warns of scams and market manipulation as Bitcoin hits record valuations on a near-daily basis.

Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme

BBC Technology News - December 12, 2017 - 4:54pm
The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.

Dead tech walking: 2017's casualties and 2018's endangered list - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 4:44pm
Remembering the technologies and companies that bit the dust in 2017 and speculating on those ahead. With bonus resurrections!

Big biz: Algorithms are too complicated, but also too easy to game, to open the black box

The Register - December 12, 2017 - 4:42pm
What you really want is translucency

Large tech company reps quizzed over their use of algorithms have said they'd like to be transparent with users... just not too transparent.…

Google and NASA to reveal mysterious new space find - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
The leaders in space and search are teaming up to announce they've found something in the search for other Earths beyond our solar system.

Android Wear gets updated to Android 8.0 Oreo [Update]

Ars Technica - December 12, 2017 - 4:40pm

Enlarge / The LG Watch Sport.

Remember Android Wear? Google's struggling smartwatch OS is getting updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, just like the rest of the Android lineup. Google announced the update on the "Android Wear Developers" Google Plus group. It seems like the only supported watch right now is the flagship LG Watch Sport, which makes sense since that was the only watch to get an Android O beta in the beginning of October.

Wear's last big update was Android Wear 2.0, which was released with the LG Watch Sport the beginning of the year. Most users won't notice the move to Oreo. Like Android TV, Android Wear has its own interface and set of features that are developed separately from the base OS version. This update to Oreo changes the under-the-hood OS, but the user-facing features will mostly remain unchanged.

Android Wear has not been doing well in the market. In Q1 2017 the Apple Watch had 57 percent of the market, according to Strategy Analytics, with Samsung's Tizen OS in second place at 19 percent of the market, and Android Wear in third place at 18 percent. The group is probably undergoing a bit of a shakeup right now, as Android Wear VP of Engineering David Singleton recently left Google.

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Ajit Pai offers no data for latest claim that net neutrality hurt small ISPs

Ars Technica - December 12, 2017 - 4:35pm

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With days to go before his repeal of net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a press release about five small ISPs that he says were harmed by the rules. Pai "held a series of telephone calls with small Internet service providers across the country—from Oklahoma to Ohio, from Montana to Minnesota," his press release said.

On these calls, "one constant theme I heard was how Title II had slowed investment," Pai said.

But Pai's announcement offered no data to support this assertion. So advocacy group Free Press looked at the FCC's broadband deployment data for these companies and found that four of them had expanded into new territory. The fifth didn't expand into new areas but it did start offering gigabit Internet service.

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Speedy new Firefox Quantum browser has people flocking to it - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2017 - 4:21pm
Lots of us are installing the overhauled browser, but it'll take a busy 2018 to turn that into a real recovery for Mozilla.

Putting Nintendo Switch’s 10 million sales in context

Ars Technica - December 12, 2017 - 4:20pm

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If you've been following video game news at all this year, you're probably tired of hearing stories about how the Switch is the hottest selling console since the Sliced Bread 64. With Nintendo announcing this morning that its console has sold 10 million units in under nine months—before its first holiday season is even complete, to boot—we thought we'd skip the wordy analysis and just give you some relevant numbers that put the Switch's current sales in context. As far as recent consoles go, the Switch's sales so far put it in some pretty rarified company.

(Note that for most of these comparisons with other consoles, the time period includes an entire holiday season following a mid-November launch).

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