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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
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Alcatel 3V Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - May 24, 2018 - 7:45pm
You’ll be able to buy it from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

Care By Volvo subscription deliveries ramping up? - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 7:44pm
After a few hiccups, Volvo says its innovative subscription program is finally starting deliveries. S60 and V60 models are coming, too.

Ford uses virtual reality to teach cyclists, drivers to get along - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 7:41pm
60 percent of people who took the virtual experience changed their driving or riding behaviors.

Play 9 games for free during Steam Spring Cleaning sale - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 7:36pm
From now through May 28, you can play games like Borderlands 2 and Shadows of Mordor, gratis.

Why is there a row about Galileo?

BBC Technology News - May 24, 2018 - 7:01pm
Britain may be denied full access to the EU's Galileo satellite navigation system on security grounds after Brexit.

Oxo 9-Cup Coffee Maker review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Oxo 9-Cup lacks the finesse to brew coffee at its best.

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio [Updated]

Ars Technica - May 24, 2018 - 6:57pm

Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn)

Amazon confirmed an Echo owner's privacy-sensitive allegation on Thursday, after Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 reported that an Echo device in Oregon sent private audio to someone on a user's contact list without permission.

"Unplug your Alexa devices right now," the user, Danielle (no last name given), was told by her husband's colleague in Seattle after he received full audio recordings between her and her husband, according to the KIRO-7 report. The disturbed owner, who is shown in the report juggling four unplugged Echo Dot devices, said that the colleague then sent the offending audio to Danielle and her husband to confirm the paranoid-sounding allegation. (Before sending the audio, the colleague confirmed that the couple had been talking about hardwood floors.)

After calling Amazon customer service, Danielle said she received the following explanation and response: "'Our engineers went through all of your logs. They saw exactly what you told us, exactly what you said happened, and we're sorry.' He apologized like 15 times in a matter of 30 minutes. 'This is something we need to fix.'"

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Porsche 911 recall affects 1,700 models… sort of - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 6:55pm
The recall affects 1,700 toy cars with faulty wheels and axles that can present a choking hazard.

US takes aim at Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 6:51pm
The VPNFilter malware targeted devices worldwide from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link.

White House policy seeks fewer lawyers, more engineers at space companies

Ars Technica - May 24, 2018 - 6:40pm

Enlarge / United Launch Alliance president and CEO Tory Bruno leads a tour in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for Vice President Mike Pence, his wife, Karen Pence, and then-NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Feb. 20, 2018. (credit: NASA)

As the White House seeks to smooth the way for commercial spaceflight, President Trump will sign a new space policy directive on Thursday afternoon. The new policy directs US departments and agencies to implement several reforms to ease the regulatory system for launch licensing, remote sensing, and more.

"This builds on Space Policy Directive 1, to reorient the human spaceflight program back toward the Moon using commercial partners," Scott Pace said Thursday.

The new directive formalizes recommendations made in February at the second meeting of the National Space Council to reform the regulatory environment. In short, the White House wants to cut paperwork for commercial companies launching rockets and flying satellites in Earth orbit. As one official told Ars, the White House would like these companies to be able to hire more engineers and fewer lawyers.

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America, your offshore wind is coming: 1.2GW in contracts awarded

Ars Technica - May 24, 2018 - 6:27pm

European offshore wind farms have made big US projects possible.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island both awarded major offshore wind contracts on Wednesday, underscoring the increasing economic viability of a kind of renewable energy that has been long considered too expensive.

The Massachusetts installation will have a capacity of 800MW. Situated 14 miles off Martha's Vineyard, the wind farm will be called "Vineyard Wind," and it has an accelerated timetable: it's due to start sending electricity back to the grid as soon as 2021. According to Greentech Media, the contract was won by Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, both companies with headquarters in Europe. The two share 50/50 ownership of the project and beat Deepwater Wind and Bay State Wind in the bidding.

Massachusetts recently approved an ambitious goal to build 1.6GW of wind energy capacity off its coast by 2027. This new contract gets the state half of the way there. According to a press release from Vineyard Wind, the owners of the project will now begin negotiations for transmission services and power purchase agreements. The press release added that the project "will reduce Massachusetts’ carbon emissions by over 1.6 million tons per year, the equivalent of removing 325,000 cars from state roads."

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BlackBerry Key2 teases a mystery button in this first official video - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
The new BlackBerry phone will also come with dual cameras.

Pornhub wants you to use its new VPN - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 5:59pm
For those who want to get security tools from the same place they get adult videos.

Researchers identify a protein that viruses use as gateway into cells

Ars Technica - May 24, 2018 - 5:57pm

Enlarge / An electron micrograph of multiple copies of the chikungunya virus. (credit: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith)

The word “chikungunya” (chik-en-gun-ye) comes from Kimakonde, the language spoken by the Makonde people in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. It means “to become contorted,” because that’s what happens to people who get infected. The contortion is a result of severe and debilitating joint pain. Chikungunya was first identified in Tanzania in 1952, but by now cases have been reported around the globe. There is no cure; the CDC recommends that “travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.”

Chikungunya is only one of a family of viruses transmitted through mosquitoes for which we have no targeted treatment. This may partially be due to the fact that we didn’t know how they get into our cells. But for chikungunya, we've just found one of the proteins responsible.

Identification via deletion

Researchers used the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA editing system to delete more than twenty-thousand mouse genes—a different one in each cell in a dish. Then they added chikungunya to the dish, isolated the cells that didn’t get infected, and looked to see which gene they lacked. This gene would encode a protein required for viral infection, since infection didn’t happen in its absence.

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Toyota to build more fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks at new facility - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 5:56pm
The goal is to increase fuel-cell vehicle sales tenfold as of 2020.

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor's suspension adapts on the fly - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 5:45pm
The high-performance truck can tailor its damping force to your every move, whether on-road or off.

US investigating bitcoin price manipulation as cryptocurrency runs wild - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 5:35pm
Spoofing is reportedly at the center of the Justice Department probe.

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

BBC Technology News - May 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
The self-driving car spotted a woman crossing the road six seconds before killing her, a report says.

Google Home ships more units than Amazon Echo for the first time - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 24, 2018 - 5:26pm
Google had the top-shipping smart speaker in the first three months of 2018, per an analyst report.

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