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2020 Jeep Gladiator online configurator launches... without prices - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 4:41pm
You'll have to wait a bit longer to get hit with sticker shock.

Playmobil: The Movie first trailer looks ready to take on Lego - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 4:20pm
Here's what happens when people are transformed into little plastic figures.

Infiniti heads to 2019 Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV concept - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 4:13pm
The SUV will offer an early look at Infiniti's future EV design language.

Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 4:03pm

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Apple's patent battle with Qualcomm in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm's patents.

On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had banned the sale of most iPhone models. However, Apple's newest models, the iPhone XS and XR, were not covered by the ban because they had not yet been introduced when Qualcomm filed its lawsuit late last year.

Qualcomm remedied that oversight this week, asking the same Chinese court to ban sales of the XS and XR.

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Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
All the better to sell you stuff

Smart speakers will listen for your farts, yawns and sneezes and analyse it to sell you stuff, a British AI company hopes.…

Google, Apple, Adobe make your phone photos better by boosting raw format - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 3:11pm
Outgrowing JPEG's limits? Here's good news.

Facebook Portal now lets you play Words with Friends and zoom in on your victory dance - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
The smart display for video chatting gets a bunch of extra features in time for the holidays.

Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
No one knows if recruitment system will be usable once contract ends in 2022

The British Army has missed its recruitment targets by between 21 and 45 per cent each year since 2013 because of a botched project with Capita, according to a damning report released today.…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 5 things Nintendo needs to fix - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 2:53pm
Commentary: Nintendo's latest Smash Bros. game is fantastic, but parts of it feel incomplete, broken and backwards.

J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Garner will reunite to make Apple limited series - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 2:43pm
The Alias pair will make My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.

Nearly 100 Lyft drivers sue, complaining of illegally being paid too little

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 2:20pm

Enlarge / Sticker for Lyft on the back of a Lyft ride-sharing vehicle in the Silicon Valley town of Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Several dozen Lyft drivers across California have filed a new labor lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, arguing—like many before them—that they are being inadequately paid.

According to the lawsuit, Abdeljabbar et al. v. Lyft, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday, drivers are being paid “less than $8 per hour.” That’s far less than the California minimum wage of $11 per hour, and even further behind the minimum in some other Golden State cities, which mandate even higher pay.

A substantial portion of the drivers' lawsuit is based on a May 2018 decision by the California Supreme Court known as Dynamex.

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5G rides one last wave of hype before reality sinks in - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 2:19pm
CES is all about big tech promises and buzzwords. So of course 5G will be all over the place.

Hitting 209 mph in VW’s speed-record Jetta - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
I finally crest the 200-mph mark on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Volkswagen’s modified Jetta land-speed record race car.

Ofcom asks networks, ISPs: Hey, wouldn't it be nice if you let customers know the best deal once their contract's up?

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
You know, they've paid for the phone a few times over now...

UK regulator Ofcom wants ISPs and networks to tell customers when their contract is up and inform them of better deals. The consultation (PDF) was launched today alongside a review of broadband prices.…

Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Enlarge / 5G is here, but that doesn't mean you have to buy into it.

2019 is going to be the year of 5G—at least, that's what the cellular industry keeps saying. We're going to see the launch of several 5G smartphones from OEMs like Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus, and carriers will be tripping over themselves to tell you how awesome their new 5G networks are despite coming with a slew of asterisks. I would like to make something up about how ridiculous the 5G hype has gotten, but it's hard to top actual quotes from industry executives, like Verizon's claim that 5G will "dramatically improve our global society." Faster mobile Internet is coming, but should you care about it yet?

Qualcomm recently had its big 2019 chip announcement, and as the world's biggest provider of smartphone chips, that gives us a good idea of what the upcoming 5G hardware will look like. The industry is doing its best to hype 5G up as The Next Big Thing™, but 5G hardware in 2019 is going to be a decidedly first-generation affair. Early adopters for 5G will have to accept all manner of tradeoffs. And when there might not even be 5G reception in your area, it might be better to just wait the whole thing out for a year or two.

A 5G mmWave primer: Making use of the spectrum that nobody wanted

"5G" is a shorthand reference to the next generation of cellular network technology that is launching in 2019. The whole "G" naming scheme started in the 1990s with the launch of GSM, which was called the "second generation"—aka "2G"—of mobile networking technology. GSM upgraded early networks from analog to digital, and those old analog networks were retroactively given the name "1G." Since then, we've gotten new "G" numbers with major coordinated network upgrades about every 10 years. These iterations brought important features like SMS and MMS messages, IP-based networking and mobile Internet, and, of course, more speed.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just became your must-see December film

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 1:30pm

Enlarge / Spider... sweatpants? That's just one of the many weird things you'll find in the hilarious, entertaining Into the Spider-Verse. (credit: Sony Pictures Animation)

I'll keep this glowing review short for two reasons: because I'm on vacation, and because there's not much I need to say to make my point.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is right up there with Black Panther and Deadpool 2 as one of the best comic book adaptations in theaters this year. What's more, it's easily the best comic-nerd film in years to warmly embrace the kinds of viewers who know their comics canon front and back, all without intimidating the inevitable kid and newbie viewers attracted to this incredibly family-friendly adventure.

Miles and Peter and Gwen and...

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Engineering Explained dives deep on the Mazda rotary engine - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 1:24pm
Jason Fenske uses an incredible 3D-printed model to show just how Mazda's magic spinning Doritos make power.

Rocket Report: Virgin soars, Falcon Heavy cores on the go, Astra failure

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 1:15pm

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: Aurich Lawson/SpaceX)

Welcome to Edition 1.29 of the Rocket Report! This week, we send our hearty congratulations to Virgin Galactic, which reached an important milestone Thursday with its first flight above 80km. We also have some good news on the commercial crew front, with multiple flights looking promising for 2019.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Virgin flies into space (probably). With Mark "Forger" Stucky and C.J Sturckow piloting the vehicle, the VSS Unity vehicle was dropped from its White Knight Two carrier aircraft on Thursday before burning its rocket motor. During that 60-second burn, it reached a velocity of Mach 2.9 and soared to an altitude of 82.68km. These were records for the company, which may begin flying space tourists in 2019.

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iOS 12 surprisingly breathes new life into my iPhone 5S - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
We test the oldest iPhone able to run Apple's newest OS.

Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
The Windows Christmas Jumper Day Update is here!

Those whacky guys on the Windows team have taken time out from slapping plasters all over Microsoft's flagship OS to slip a special Christmas gift under the tree of the faithful.…


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