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Watch Russian cosmonauts spacewalk to check out hole in Soyuz capsule - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 4:22pm
The hole was the cause of a pressure leak over the summer.

Xiaomi Gamepad 2.0 makes its Black Shark look a lot like Nintendo Switch - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 4:18pm
Android gaming, Nintendo-style.

This Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch laptop is a steal at $399.99 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 4:12pm
Specs include a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a touchscreen. There's just one wrinkle. Plus: Your last chance (this year) to get the BlitzWolf wire-free earbuds for $34.

Technical tour-de-force traps positrons

Ars Technica - December 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Enlarge / An abstract illustration of high-energy subatomic particles colliding. (credit: Girolamo Sferrazza Papa | Getty Images)

We don’t often play with them, but plasmas are a central part of modern life. The plasmas that we can create on Earth, however, are unlike some of the plasmas that are thought to exist in space—the ones in space appear to include antimatter. Those plasmas are hard to observe, and as a result, we don’t think we understand them very well.

That makes a pair of recent publications on the trapping of positrons—the positively charged cousin to the electron—very interesting. While they don't get as far as exploring plasmas with antimatter, they do show that we can trap the antimatter long enough to make some.

Plasma: A fluid that is not a fluid

Before we get to the good stuff, we need to trudge through some well-explored fields. A plasma is basically a gas, but the gas consists of ions—atoms that have had one or more electrons removed—and free electrons.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XR cheat sheets

ZDnet News - December 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Get to know your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR better using these handy cheat sheets. Discover secret button combination, shortcuts, and gestures to make using your iPhone even easier.

Facebook may soon be able to figure out where you're going next - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:46pm
Location tracking 2.0 is taking shape.

Oracle takes its gripes about Pentagon's JEDI contract to federal court

The Register - December 11, 2018 - 3:45pm
Great way to make friends during procurement for a $10bn contract, eh Larry?

Fresh from defeat at the hands of the US Government Accountability Office, Oracle has taken its battle against the single-vendor Pentagon cloud contract to court.…

2019 Ford Ranger boasts best-in-class gas fuel economy - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:41pm
The new truck delivers up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

New Firefox suggests ways to get more out of the web - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:32pm
Mozilla also builds better tab management abilities into Firefox 64.

Amazon Echo Dot: Back on sale for $19.99 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:01pm
That's for the second-gen model, but it rivals Black Friday pricing. Get one before they're gone!

Testing WireGuard with an early-adopter VPN service

Ars Technica - December 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Enlarge / We don't recommend specific VPN solutions, but we sure like analyzing them. (credit: Pixabay)

Following our earlier WireGuard coverage, commercial VPN provider IVPN's chief marketing officer reached out to me to let me know his company was adding WireGuard support to its offering and asked if I'd be interested in covering the launch. Honestly, I planned to brush him off—there are a million VPN providers out there, and at least 999,000 of them are pretty shady—so I answered with a quick, dirty trick question: what are you doing on the Windows side?

Viktor surprised me with a picture-perfect answer that ruined my plans to get rid of him fast:

The official Ars stance on VPN recommendations is that we can't recommend anyone whose policies we can't independently verify and whose log retention we can't audit ourselves. This sounds like a cop-out from having to make a recommendation, but this is a service that readers will likely be putting a significant amount of trust in, and it would be irresponsible to give a recommendation that important without being able to provide assurances.

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Microsoft awards $4M to two companies in Female Founders Competition - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
The tech giant's venture fund wants to bridge the funding gap in venture capital.

Exclusive Batgirl vinyl glimmers in white and gold for DC Universe subscribers - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
This DC Artists Alley edition of Barbara Gordon was designed by Sho Murase.

iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 and 27 other phones take cat photos - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Compare these cat photos taken by 30 different phones. It's the cutest camera comparison you'll ever experience.

Galaxy X: Price, specs, rumored March release date for Samsung's foldable phone - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Will it have a bendable glass screen, and how will you use it? Here's everything we know.

The Insignia Voice Google Assistant speaker hits an all-time low: $20 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 2:51pm
Best Buy seems determined to make this smart speaker-enabled alarm clock irresistibly cheap,

The top tech stories of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 2:48pm
From Google’s scary Duplex AI to Fortnite mania, this year showed the good, bad and uncomfortable ways that tech is changing our lives.

IBM is trying to throttle my age-discrimination lawsuit – axed ace cloud salesman

The Register - December 11, 2018 - 2:45pm
Non-millennial claims Big Blue is hiding evidence of anti-greybeard HR policies

A former high-flying IBM salesman yesterday accused the American mainframe megalith of using "obstructionist" legal tactics to block disclosure of incriminating documents that would help him win a landmark age discrimination lawsuit.…

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

The Register - December 11, 2018 - 2:10pm
Water + capsule + 2 weeks = 5 litres of beer

Fan of those trendy coffee machines shilled by George Clooney? Wish there was one that did beer? Of course you don't, but LG has gone and done it anyway.…

Magic Leap works best when it makes you question reality - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
I trained Star Wars porgs, fought robot invaders in a living room and sat across a table with the future of AI.

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