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0 - 200 GB
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Microsoft pledges $500M to build homes in Seattle - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 10 min ago
The Redmond-based software giant is planning to address homelessness and develop affordable housing for residents in the area.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S first drive review: The complete package - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 4 hours 31 min ago
Straight out of the gate, Porsche's new 911 is at the top of its game.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

The Register - 5 hours 45 min ago
You mean they are collecting our opinions to sell ads? Who would have guessed it?

Most Facebook users have no idea that the ad biz compiles data profiles of their online activities and interests, according to research conducted by the non-profit Pew Research Center.…

The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services of 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 6 min ago
These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks.

Disability rights group sues scooter companies over clogged sidewalks - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 38 min ago
People with disabilities say they've tripped on scooters and nearly been hit by riders.

Sen. Marco Rubio is latest lawmaker to propose federal privacy law - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 52 min ago
Rubio introduced his take on privacy regulations Wednesday.

Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?

BBC Technology News - 6 hours 55 min ago
The latest version of the game Ace Combat 7 has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.

LG will launch a phone with a second screen attachment - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 57 min ago
It's one of multiple phones launching at the Mobile World Congress trade show next month. But none of them will fold.

Do you feel 'lucky', well, do you, punk? Google faces down magic button patent claim

The Register - 7 hours 5 min ago
Israeli company was 'feeling lucky' but lost out

Google has won a patent dispute over its famous "I'm feeling lucky" button that immediately connects a user to its top-raking search link with a single click.…

Fitbit, NIH launch initiative to advance precision medicine study - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 12 min ago
Fitbit users can opt to share their data for scientific research.

Google raises the price of G Suites by 20 percent - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 21 min ago
Two flavors of the productivity tools get their first-ever price increases.

$24m in fun bux stolen from crypto-mogul. Now he fires off huge fraud charge. Like, RICO, say?

The Register - 7 hours 24 min ago
Lawsuit claims coin thief was part of a gang targeting crypto whales

The victim of a $24m cryptocurrency heist is suing his assailants in what is believed to be the first ever RICO claim involving digital currency.…

Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement

Ars Technica - 8 hours 25 min ago

Enlarge / The Cortana button is now no longer part of the search box. (credit: Microsoft)

Today's Insider build of Windows 10, number 18317, changes how search and Cortana are used, as Microsoft is working to reposition Cortana as a productivity-focused digital assistant and integrate search with Office 365.

Currently, Windows 10 has a single text box on the taskbar that's used for searches and Cortana commands. Type a word or two and it'll search the Start menu, settings, and documents. But type a command ("tell me a joke," say) and no search is performed; instead, the command is delivered to Cortana, and she duly responds. In the new build, the text box is used solely for searching. To give Cortana a command, you'll have to speak to her or click a separate Cortana button on the taskbar.

The combination of the two features was an oft-criticized part of the Windows 10 interface, as there's no particular reason to bundle them together. Both can respond to typed commands, so using the text box for two different things saved some space. Because searches are popular, it's likely that some people were introduced to Cortana as a result of a search. Separating the two things should make the Windows interface a little more logical. The settings pages have also been disentangled.

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22 video games we can't wait to play in 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 26 min ago
2019 is creeping up, and it's looking like a spectacular year for video games. Here are the games we're most excited to play next year.

Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program

Ars Technica - 8 hours 45 min ago

Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. (credit: Tesla)

This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company's second-generation mobile wall connector but with the ability to provide 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, and 3 vehicles. Mid- and standard-range vehicles still charge at 32 amps, much like the mobile wall connector.

The new wall charger can be used wherever an applicable wall charger exists, without the need for an electrician to come out an install the charger. Both the new wall charger and the electrician-installed wall connector cost $500, but the new charger that is NEMA 14-50-compatible obviously won't require electrician's fees if you have an accessible outlet. Still, Tesla recommends its electrician-installed wall connector "for new installations."

The Tesla Wall Connecter offers the fastest charging speeds, but according to Tesla, this new wall charger is 25 percent faster at charging than the Gen 2 mobile wall connector. As far as charging speed, it seems to sit somewhere between the high-end hardwired charger and the mobile charging kit.

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Airbnb apologizes to guest for how it handled undisclosed security camera - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 52 min ago
The guest says the company's initial response was that a photo of the camera on the home's listing was proper disclosure.

Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

Ars Technica - January 16, 2019 - 11:55pm

Enlarge / A Seattle jury found Huawei liable in a civil lawsuit brought by T-Mobile for theft of robotic tech. Now the DOJ is ready to file criminal charges. (credit: Getty Images)

In the wake of a civil lawsuit by T-Mobile and other telecommunications companies against the Chinese networking and telecommunications company Huawei, the US Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a criminal investigation of the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the DOJ is close to filing an indictment against Huawei for theft of trade secrets, including the technology used in a robot developed by T-Mobile to test smartphones.

The report comes a week after an employee of Huawei was arrested in Poland on espionage charges. And Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December based on US charges that she was responsible for violations of US sanctions against Iran. In November, the US government began ratcheting up pressure on allies to ban Huawei network hardware from their telecommunications systems over espionage concerns.

Huawei has long been suspected of benefitting from Chinese economic espionage and the forced transfer of technologies from foreign companies doing business in China. Over a decade ago, Cisco sued Huawei for stealing routing-software source code and incorporating it into Huawei network products. In 2012, Huawei executives claimed the infringing code had come from a third party and was freely available on the Internet, a claim Cisco executive vice president Mark Chandler vigorously denied.

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Apple loses patent case appeal, owes VirnetX $440M in FaceTime dispute

Ars Technica - January 16, 2019 - 11:43pm

Group Facetime for up to 32 simultaneous participants, coming to iOS 12.1. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

A federal appeals court has upheld a landmark patent judgment brought by VirnetX against Apple, affirming a $440 million judgment in a years-long patent dispute.

On Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Apple's efforts to overturn a 2016 verdict that imposed $302 million in damages. That figure has since risen to encompass enhanced damages, interest, and more. Many would dub the Nevada-based VirnetX a "patent troll," as it has no meaningful source of income outside of patent litigation.

Previously, a jury found that Apple's VPN on Demand and FaceTime features infringed VirnetX patents. But the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has already invalidated VirnetX's patents, which VirnetX is appealing.

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