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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year's model - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 16, 2018 - 8:30pm
Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 gets even faster, but be ready to pay for must-have extras.

Pixel 3 XL reveals innards festooned with glue and... Samsung?

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 8:30pm
Samsung-screened mobe not easily repaired, just like a Samsung

Teardown demon iFixit has pulled Google's shiny new flagship Pixel 3 phone to pieces, revealing more glue and glass than strictly necessary.…

Twitter sends mysterious, nonsensical notifications to users - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 8:21pm
If you just received a string of random numbers and letters, you're not alone.

Dell Tech: We'll let shareholders vote on VMware deal in Q4

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Icahn hardly believe it

Dell Technologies will ask shareholders to vote in calendar Q4 on the proposed changes in its relationship with VMware.…

21-year-old who created powerful RAT software sentenced to 30 months

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 7:43pm

Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)

A 21-year-old Kentucky man who previously admitted to creating and selling a "remote access trojan" (RAT) known as LuminosityLink has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Colton Grubbs had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully accessing computers in the furtherance of a criminal act, among other crimes.

When Grubbs was first charged, he claimed LuminosityLink was a legitimate tool for system administrators, and he never intended for it to be used maliciously. He reversed course in a plea agreement he signed in July 2017. In that document, he admitted for the first time that he knew some customers were using the software to control computers without owners' knowledge or permission. Grubbs also admitted emphasizing a wealth of malicious features in marketing materials that promoted the software.

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Uncovering the Victorian films fit for Imax - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 7:38pm
Painstakingly restored large format 70mm films give an astonishingly clear glimpse into the earliest days of cinema.

Huawei Mate 20 series: China's best phone, but a pricey proposition

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
A tale of Four Mates

Hands On With its vast, formidable production machine roaring behind it, Huawei is giving itself two entries in the annual flagship race this year – the prize some other OEMs struggle to hit annually.…

Roborace wants the future of racing to be AI plus humans, working together

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 7:22pm

Errolson Hugh

A quick look through the Cars Technica back catalog (the carchive, perhaps?) shows that autonomous driving technology and racing technology are both topics we return to quite often. But it has been a while since we covered their intersection—specifically, what's been going on at Roborace. The series first broke cover at the end of 2015 and then wowed everybody with the Robocar a few months later. It looks outrageous, made possible because it does not need to protect a human driver or generate meaningful downforce, two factors that overwhelmingly influence most race car designs.

Initially, the idea was for a driverless support series for Formula E. Roborace would supply teams with identical Robocars, and the teams would try to program a better racing AI. However, it's fair to say that the idea of watching a grid full of AI cars race each other did not meet with universal approval. "We realized that humans are very much part of the storyline of autonomous driving technology. The machines need to learn from humans. What’s it like to take a ride in one as a passenger? These cars have to learn how to fit into a human world. Human and AI cars will share the road," said Rod Chong, Roborace's deputy CEO.

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Apple fattened up its bagel emoji and now people are happy - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 7:20pm
Apple dishes up a plumper bagel schmeared with cream cheese to head off #bagelgate complaints.

Dealmaster: Get a Google Daydream View VR headset for $40

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 7:19pm

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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 coral version of Google's Daydream View VR headset, which is down to $40 at Verizon as of this writing.

While this is not the absolute lowest we've seen Google's mobile VR headset, it's still more than half off its standard $99 list price. Smartphone VR is still the lightest VR experience, but if you plan on buying a new Pixel 3, want to use it as your own personal movie theater, and don't want to splash the cash on a more advanced and standalone headset like the upcoming Oculus Quest, the Daydream View is still a decent entry point.

If you have no interest in virtual reality, we also have deals on AMD processors, sous vide cookers, the Nvidia Shield, storage, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.

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iPhone XS vs. Pixel 3: Which phone has the best camera? - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:54pm
It's a camera showdown between the two hottest phones of 2018.

Facebook's follow-up to Portal will sit on your TV, says report - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:52pm
It's reportedly another project coming out of Facebook's futuristic Building 8 lab.

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Ars Technica - October 16, 2018 - 6:52pm

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California's net neutrality law will cause "significant lost revenues" for Comcast, the nation's largest cable company said in a court filing this month.

Comcast described the net neutrality law's potential impact on its ability to charge online service providers and network operators for network interconnection.

"The paid interconnection provisions will harm Comcast's ability to enter into new, mutually beneficial interconnection agreements with edge providers that involve consideration, leading to a loss of existing and prospective interconnection partners and significant lost revenues," Comcast Senior VP Ken Klaer wrote in the filing in US District Court for the Eastern District of California. ("Edge provider" is the industry term for websites and other online platforms, such as Netflix and Google.)

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Google will charge phone makers to use Android apps in Europe - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:44pm
In response to a fine from the European Union, the search giant shakes up its business model.

Google Maps now offers detailed info on EV chargers - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:41pm
Not every network is supported, but most of the big ones are.

NASA astronaut details fall to Earth after failed Soyuz launch - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:36pm
Astronaut Nick Hague talked to media for the first time since surviving an aborted launch to the International Space Station and shared what it was like inside the capsule.

This $150 multifunction printer includes enough ink for one year - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:31pm
Normally $200, the super-versatile Brother MFC-J995DW solves one of my biggest complaints about inkjets. Plus: A sweet deal on a Qi charger for the car. And can we talk mail-order mattresses?

Arm challenges Intel with Neoverse chips for heavy-duty computing - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
The chip technology powering your phone could next power the net services it's connecting to.

Arm doodles server, comms CPUs in public before they leak out in open-source code...

The Register - October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
Data center blueprints get Neoverse brand, roadmap

Japanese chip designer Arm has lightly sketched out in public its future processor designs that are aimed at powering internet servers and infrastructure.…

Petato Footloose litter box offers health tracking for multiple cats - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 16, 2018 - 6:24pm
The company's smart litter box, now on Kickstarter, looks like it addresses a lot of problems with other automated boxes and more.

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