BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Super Micro chief bean counter: Bloomberg's 'unwarranted hardware hacking article' has slowed our server sales
CEO insists Chinese spy chip bombshell 'impossible'
Super Micro Computer on Thursday reported net sales in the range of $952m to $962m for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended September 30, 2018. That's higher than company guidance of $810m to $870m, and up roughly 40 per cent on the year-ago period.…
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in October.
One of NASA's radio antenna picked up a signal from Opportunity, but further investigation showed it was a false positive.
Zuckerberg said Facebook will create a governing body to address content appeals.
GameStop deals start on Sunday -- but most of the same ones will be at Target, too.
Black Friday 2018 Google Assistant deals: $25 Google Home Mini, $99 Nest Thermostat E, $170 SimpliSafe security system and more - CNET
Jump-start your holiday shopping with deals on these Google-Assistant-enabled devices.
Or, buy a Pixel 3 at full price and pick up a $200 gift card.
The FCC is reviewing rules to help deal with the 500,000 pieces of zombie satellites and other space debris orbiting the earth.
When Andrew Anglin isn't editing his neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, he organizes harassment campaigns against perceived enemies. One target of an Anglin harassment campaign, Tanya Gersh, sued Anglin last year. On Wednesday, a Montana federal judge dealt Anglin a significant setback, holding that the First Amendment does not protect Anglin's right to publish Gersh's personal information and encourage his legion of anti-Semitic followers to harass her.
But this legal battle isn't over yet. The judge's ruling allows the lawsuit to go forward, but Gersh's lawyers will still have to prove Anglin liable for invasion of privacy and other harms.
Still, the ruling could prove significant for other victims of online harassment. Anglin argued that he was just publishing information—like Gersh's home phone number—and couldn't be held responsible for what his readers did with that information. But the judge pointed to clear evidence Anglin knew exactly what readers would do with the information and egged them on at every step.
If all goes according to plan Thursday, a Falcon 9 will carry a spacecraft to boost communications for the "hams" among us.
Can't wait for Nov. 23? Here's a look at what you can get today!
There won't be a big PlayStation press conference at E3 next year. Or a booth on the show floor. In fact, Sony isn't showing up at all.
Elon Musk's space company aims to provide global broadband coverage.
Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight.
Details of forthcoming projects haven't been disclosed, but Apple reportedly signed a "multi-year partnership" to make "independent, feature-length films" with A24. Apple has numerous production partnerships and deals in the works already, but most are for serialized shows and other video content.
For the past year, Apple has focused on gleaning talent for its original content offerings. It began with the Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps series, both of which are exclusively available on Apple Music.
Facebook's CEO on his latest almighty Zuck-up: OK, we did try to smear critics, but I was too out of the loop to know
Mark promises independent oversight and AI as Sheryl leans far, far away
Analysis Facebook on Thursday (again) reiterated its commitment to fighting misinformation, following a report that the data gathering biz hired a public relations firm, Definers Public Affairs, to promote content that undermine company critics.…
The deal has the studio producing multiple films over the next few years.
Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: OLED TVs, Sonos, Google -- and the best HomePod price ever - CNET
The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.
The first few hours in Fallout 76 are strange. It's both familiar and foreign. The well-trod path of creating a character and exiting the safety of an underground vault is sharply juxtaposed with a distinct lack of scripted NPCs. Instead, in a departure from Fallout's decades-long history of single-player titles, you share your slice of post-apocalyptic West Virginia (referred to as Appalachia) with real, live people. Since Bethesda didn't provide pre-launch review code, we've only been able to spend our single day playing in this strange new land alongside the rest of the audience. So far, it's unclear whether this experiment will be a successful one.
What is clear immediately is that Fallout 76 is the best-looking Fallout ever. Running on an Xbox One X and displayed on a 4K TV, the visuals are vibrant and clear, a far cry from the muddy textures of Fallout 4. So far, the game has run much more smoothly as well, without the long loads and jerky pauses of the previous Fallout titles. These days, that's an impressive feat for a multiplayer game on launch day.
Fallout 76 starts similarly to other games in the series: after decades in an underground vault, protected from the nuclear war and ensuing fallout that devastated the United States, it's time to go outside. While Vault-Tec subjected many of its vault inhabitants to convoluted social experiments, Vault 76 residents have a simple mission: on Reclamation Day, 25 years after the bombs fell, it's time to leave and take the country back.
You'll create a character from scratch, determining details like face and body shape, skin color, hairstyle, and gender (male or female only; there's no non-binary option). Fallout 76 adds a fun photo mode that lets you snap your character using a variety of filters and frames, like an in-game Instagram. After taking that first photo and naming your character, you're on your way.