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Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 34 min ago
Bean also spent time on Skylab, NASA's '70s-era space station.

iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50 - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 9:12pm
Your juiciest iPhone news this week.

Trump campaign wants answers on Facebook and Twitter 'political bias' - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 8:21pm
The Trump 2020 campaign manager sent the letter out on Twitter. It received hundreds of retweets in minutes.

Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the Moon, has died

Ars Technica - May 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Enlarge / Fast Times on the Ocean of Storms, one of Bean's paintings. (credit: The Alan Bean Gallery)

Alan Bean—the fourth human to walk on the Moon, one of the first Americans to live aboard a space station, and a man who left space flight behind to devote the second half of his life to painting—died on Saturday in Houston. He was 86.

With Bean's passing, just four living human beings have walked on the Moon: Buzz Aldrin, 88; Dave Scott, 85; Charlie Duke, 82; and Harrison Schmitt, 82. The eight other humans who landed on the Moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s during NASA's Apollo Program have died, as have all of the original seven astronauts in the Mercury space program.

After Bean earned an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he was commissioned in the US Navy and became first an aviator and later a test pilot. NASA selected him as a member of its third class of astronauts in 1963. Following his astronaut training and a few stints as a back-up crew member, Bean received his assignment as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 12, which became, in November 1969, NASA's second mission the Moon's surface.

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Best turntables you can buy, from affordable to absolute insanity - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 7:17pm
The Audiophiliac's list of vinyl spinners starts at $100 and goes up -- way up!

The perfect component for audiophiles who love headphones and speakers equally - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 7:17pm
The SPL Phonitor X is a superb headphone amplifier, but it also works its magic on speakers.

Amazon rescues The Expanse from cancellation - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 7:14pm
CEO Jeff Bezos announces that The Expanse will come back for a fourth season on Amazon Prime.

Best Memorial Day sales and deals: Up to $350 off MacBooks, $22 wireless headphones and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 6:57pm
Memorial Day weekend has arrived -- with some great sales on gadgets and electronics in tow.

Alien languages might not be that different from ours - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
ETs may share a kind of 'universal grammar' with us, say leading linguists like Noam Chomsky.

Solo: A Star Wars Story busts US box office record on first night - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 5:56pm
Solo nets $14 million in less than 12 parsecs.

Solo's surprise cameo is big Star Wars news, here's why - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 5:39pm
And here's everything we know about this character.

From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X

Ars Technica - May 26, 2018 - 4:07pm

Enlarge / OK, technically this wouldn't have even been possible at the time of this initial article, but here's Win10, Win8, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (High Sierra) all together. Thanks Parallels. (credit: Parallels)

Ten years ago around this very time—April through June 2008—our intrepid Microsoft guru Peter Bright evidently had an identity crisis. Could this lifelong PC user really have been pushed to the brink? Was he considering a switch to... Mac OS?!? While our staff hopefully enjoys a less stressful Memorial Day this year, throughout the weekend we're resurfacing this three part series that doubles as an existential operating system dilemma circa 2008. Part one ran on April 21, 2008, and it appears unedited below.

A couple of Gartner analysts have recently claimed that Windows is "collapsing"—that it's too big, too sprawling, and too old to allow rapid development and significant new features. Although organizations like Gartner depend on trolling to drum up business, I think this time they could be onto something. "Collapsing" is over-dramatic—gradual decline is a more likely outcome—but the essence of what they're saying—and why they're saying it—rings true.

Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it—that's the argument. The truth is that Windows is hampered by 25-year old design decisions. These decisions mean that it's clunky to use and absolutely horrible to write applications for. The applications that people do write are almost universally terrible. They're ugly, they're inconsistent, they're disorganized; there's no finesse, no care lavished on them. Microsoft—surely the company with the greatest interest in making Windows and Windows applications exude quality—is, in fact, one of the worst perpetrators.

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DropMix review: Unleash your inner DJ

Ars Technica - May 26, 2018 - 3:25pm

Enlarge / DropMix, complete with phone and cards. (credit: Charlie Theel)

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com.

Trying to explain what DropMix is can prove a challenge. It’s a game, it’s a chunky piece of hardware, and it’s a centerpiece that breeds discussion. But it’s primarily an experience—and one that’s wholly unique.

This product is brought to us courtesy of Hasbro teaming up with Harmonix, the studio behind the massive hit Rock Band. It’s a tabletop game of sorts that facilitates the ad-hoc creation of custom music mixes. If you ever wondered what Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” would sound like when paired with the percussion from Skrillex’s “Bangarang,” DropMix has your answer. What’s surprising is just how effective this piece of technology is.

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Starbucks site slurped, Z-Wave locks clocked, mad Mac Monero mining malware and much more

The Register - May 26, 2018 - 3:01pm
Some security bites for the long weekend

Roundup While this week was dominated by news of a new Spectre variant, the VPNFilter botnet, and TalkTalk's badbad routersrouters, plenty of other stories popped up.…

Starbucks site slurped, Z-Wave locks clocked, mad Mac Monero mining malware and much more

The Register - May 26, 2018 - 3:01pm
Some security bites for the long weekend

Roundup While this week was dominated by news of a new Spectre variant, the VPNFilter botnet, and TalkTalk's badbad routersrouters, plenty of other stories popped up.…

Best Buy Memorial Day deals on MacBooks, iPads and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 2:54pm
Here's a look at some of the top deals at Best Buy during its annual four-day sale.

Doctor slammed by med board for selling $5 homeopathic sound waves for Ebola

Ars Technica - May 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

Enlarge / Listen to that homeopathic energy. (credit: Getty | Ian Waldie)

The California medical board is threatening to revoke the license of Dr. William Edwin Gray III for selling homeopathic sound files over the Internet that he claims—without evidence or reason—can cure a variety of ailments, including life-threatening infections such as Ebola, SARS, swine flu, malaria, typhoid, and cholera.

In an accusation filed with the state (PDF), the medical board writes that Gray is guilty of gross negligence and requested a hearing in which the board would decide whether to possibly revoke or suspend his license.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Gray said he had decided not to contest the board’s allegations, saying it would cost too much money to fight. He added: “Frankly, I think we'd lose anyway.”

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2019 Subaru WRX gets more features, WRX STI gets 5 more horsepower - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Plus the turbocharged sedans each add limited-run Series Gray models.

Dealmaster: Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, and more are underway [Updated]

Ars Technica - May 26, 2018 - 1:55pm

Update (5/26/2018 8:50 AM ET): We've updated our original list with new deals on Roku TVs, DJI drones, and a Nest Thermostat and Google Home Mini bundle, among others. We've also crossed out a few deals that have expired as of this writing. The original post is below.

Original post: Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. It's almost Memorial Day weekend, and though the Dealmaster plans to spend plenty of time this weekend grilling and lounging outside, he's also making time to ignore his family and keep you posted on good deals.

While most Memorial Day sales traditionally focus on appliances, mattresses, and other home goods—and while it's worth holding off on deals for things like MacBooks and Amazon devices with the likes of WWDC and Amazon Prime Day just around the corner—there's at least a handful of gadget deals worth noting for those who can't wait until Black Friday.

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