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Star Wars: The Mandalorian with Pedro Pascal -- plot, possible spoilers - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:16pm
Everything we know about the first live-action Star Wars series starring Pedro Pascal as we await the Disney+ streaming service.

A robot might deliver your Postmates orders in the future - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:13pm
Serve robots could make deliveries by traveling on sidewalks.

Aston Martin Valkyrie's 1,000-hp V12 revs forever, weighs almost nothing - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:09pm
It sounds precisely as mean as its specifications look on paper.

22 great phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:06pm
More phone makers are ditching the jack, but there are a few phones you can still get that have the useful port.

Virgin Galactic just flew to 82.68 kilometers—is this space?

Ars Technica - December 13, 2018 - 6:06pm

Enlarge / The VSS Unity spacecraft returns to Earth on Thursday. (credit: Virgin Galactic)

On a clear and cold Thursday morning in the Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two aircraft took off. It carried the VSS Unity spacecraft, which on its fourth powered flight, sought to make the company's highest and fastest flight ever. It succeeded.

With Mark "Forger" Stucky and C.J Sturckow piloting the vehicle, VSS Unity was dropped from White Knight Two before burning its rocket motor for 60 seconds, reaching a velocity of Mach 2.9 and soaring to an altitude of 82.68km. These were records for the company, which may begin flying space tourists in 2019.

How big of a deal is suborbital flight?

On one hand, it's difficult to get any rocket to fly high and true. Consider that Virgin Galactic was founded in 2004. It had a basic architecture at that time—an air-launched, rocket-powered spaceship based upon a proven design—and ample funding from a British billionaire. It still took 14 years for the company to make its first spaceflight.

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Google Doodle follows Geminid meteor shower to Earth - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:05pm
With the 2018 Geminids set to peak Thursday night, the slideshow doodle traces the meteor shower's journey from the sun.

Have you ever heard of Facebook Watch's biggest shows? - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 6:05pm
400 million people are tuning into Facebook's video hub every month.

T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say

Ars Technica - December 13, 2018 - 5:45pm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images)

T-Mobile lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage, according to a trade group that represents rural wireless providers.

T-Mobile claimed—under penalty of perjury—to have coverage in areas where it hadn't yet installed 4G equipment, the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) said in an FCC filing Monday. The same group previously reported to the FCC that Verizon lied about its 4G coverage, leading to the FCC starting an investigation and announcing that at least one carrier exaggerated its 4G coverage.

Inaccurate coverage maps could make it difficult for rural carriers to get money from the Mobility Fund, a government fund intended to build networks in unserved areas. The FCC last year required Verizon and other carriers to file maps and data indicating their current 4G LTE coverage with speeds of at least 5Mbps. Carriers must provide "a certification, under penalty of perjury, by a qualified engineer that the propagation maps and model details reflect the filer's coverage as of the generation date of the map in accordance with all other parameters," the FCC order said.

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California text messaging tax could add extra fees to phone bills - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 5:42pm
The fees would reportedly help make mobile services more accessible to the poor.

Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists

The Register - December 13, 2018 - 5:38pm
SpaceShipTwo goes faster and higher than ever before

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took its first trip into space today as the company launched the reusable rocket-powered craft on its fourth test flight above the Mojave desert in southern California.…

These Netflix original shows, documentaries and movies are on the way - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 5:26pm
The service unveils a stable of originals heading to your screens in early 2019.

Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech

The Register - December 13, 2018 - 5:26pm
Orange, DT's plan to take on firms that create 'competitive asymmetries'

Comment Nothing sums up Europe's tech dilemma like the deep and meaningful partnership two of its biggest telcos touted this week. The CEOs of Orange (Stéphane Richard) and Deutsche Telekom (Timotheus Höttges) see more than €120bn a year flow through their combined cash tills. The two were on stage at Orange's innovation showcase in Paris to team up on AI, and they had a mission.…

Best stocking stuffers: The top tech gifts under $25 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 5:24pm
Looking for practical, cheap-but-good stocking stuffers? We've got you covered.

Google Chromecast is back on Amazon, a year after it was promised - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 5:12pm
The streaming devices were initially dropped by the e-commerce giant back in 2015.

Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostats recalled due to fire hazard - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Parent company White-Rodgers has recalled some Sensi Thermostats manufactured in 2014 and 2015 after reports of burn damage.

Fortnite, ASMR and BTS ruled Instagram in 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 4:51pm
And people used the heart emoji more than 14 billion times on the social app this year.

UK spam-texting tax consultancy slapped with £200k fine

The Register - December 13, 2018 - 4:48pm
Generic privacy policies won't get you valid consent, says ICO

A London firm that sent 14.8 million spam SMSes without consent has been fined £200,000 by the UK’s data protection watchdog.…

The first 2020 Toyota Supra will be auctioned for charity on Jan. 19 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 4:43pm
The American Heart Association and Bob Woodruff Foundation will split the proceeds.

Toyota, Lexus recall 65,000 cars to replace Takata airbag parts permanently - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 4:24pm
Previously, these vehicles had faulty Takata parts replaced with working Takata parts.

See Marvel's Avengers: Endgame trailer in Lego - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 13, 2018 - 4:22pm
Even the minifigures are upset.

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