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0 - 200 GB
18%
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1200 - 1500 GB
12%
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> 2000 GB
21%
Total votes: 34

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Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

The Register - 46 min 26 sec ago
State TV can't decide whether it was duped or not

Video Every year Russia holds – and broadcasts on state television – a tech showcase of its latest products for an audience of hundreds of school kids.…

Oakland official: “We want to get Americans out of their cars and solve racism”

Ars Technica - 48 min 9 sec ago

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Oakland is just one of many cities across America that is trying to sort out how it will manage the rapid influx of shared electric scooters on its streets. A new permitting process is being discussed at forums held across the city, with a vote expected within months.

After all, tech startups have sprung up with essentially the same business model: via a smartphone app, unlock a scooter for $1, then pay $0.15 per minute afterward.

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Activists target telecom-backed Dems in fight to overturn net neutrality repeal - CNET

cNET.com - News - 51 min 16 sec ago
Thirty-eight more signatures are needed to force a vote in the House to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Seventeen of those members are Democrats who activists say took money from ISPs.

Nintendo Switch Bundle for $340, Apple Watch Series 3 for $229, Xbox One for $219, iPad for $250, Fire TV Stick for $25: Best deals since Black Friday - CNET

cNET.com - News - 51 min 56 sec ago
Black Friday is over, but sales are everywhere. Walmart has a solid Switch deal, Google's Pixel 3 price drop is back, and the new iPad is still just $250 at Target.

Mary Poppins Returns review: A supercali-sequel with carpet bags of charm - CNET

cNET.com - News - 52 min 47 sec ago
Disney's magical nanny narrative starring Emily Blunt is a sparkling reprisal of a classic.

Dealmaster: Take $100 off Microsoft’s Xbox One X console

Ars Technica - 57 min 39 sec ago

Enlarge (credit: TechBargains)

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is a busy one, but we'll highlight a deal on the Xbox One X, which is down to $400 at Walmart.

Microsoft's beefed-up console has been down at that price for most of the holiday season, but it remains a solid discount of $100 nonetheless. While you'll need a 4K and HDR-capable TV to truly take advantage of the device—and while the PS4 still has a larger community—the One X is still a performance improvement over the Xbox One S for those who have already boarded the Xbox bandwagon. Just make sure you plan to play games that actually support its added horsepower, since the cheaper One S is already capable of playing 4K video.

If you're not an Xbox fan, though, we also have deals on Razer's DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse, Nintendo Switch games, the Apple Watch Series 3, a bunch of Amazon devices, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.

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Geminid meteor shower and bright comet make for super sky show - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 1 min ago
One of the best displays of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball fly-by could make for some epic nights this week.

Ajit Pai's FCC gives carriers the option to block text messages - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 4 min ago
The agency approves new rules to help phone companies combat spam texts. But opponents have censorship concerns.

Was your phone imaged by border agents? They may still have the data

Ars Technica - 1 hour 8 min ago

Enlarge / After arriving from China, Wenhong Chen and Funina Wu, from Frederick, Maryland, are photographed at Dulles as part of the US Customs and Border Protection's newly implemented biometrics system. (credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

A new report by the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog has concluded that the agency does not always adequately delete data seized as part of a border search of electronic devices, among other concerns.

According to a new 24-page document released Tuesday by DHS’ Office of Inspector General, investigators found that some USB sticks, containing data copied from electronic devices searched at the border, "had not been deleted after the searches were completed."

Investigators checked an unspecified number of drives across five ports of entry around the country.

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Get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for $1 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 17 min ago
Today only, double up on donuts: a buck buys you a dozen when you buy another dozen.

FCC panel wants to tax Internet-using businesses and give the money to ISPs

Ars Technica - 1 hour 17 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Christian Michaels)

A Federal Communications Commission advisory committee has proposed a new tax on Netflix, Google, Facebook, and many other businesses that require Internet access to operate.

If adopted by states, the recommended tax would apply to subscription-based retail services that require Internet access, such as Netflix, and to advertising-supported services that use the Internet, such as Google and Facebook. The tax would also apply to any small- or medium-sized business that charges subscription fees for online services or uses online advertising. The tax would also apply to any provider of broadband access, such as cable or wireless operators.

The collected money would go into state rural broadband deployment funds that would help bring faster Internet access to sparsely populated areas. Similar universal service fees are already assessed on landline phone service and mobile phone service nationwide. Those phone fees contribute to federal programs such as the FCC's Connect America Fund, which pays AT&T and other carriers to deploy broadband in rural areas.

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Congress whiffed in grilling Google CEO about China's Dragonfly project - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Caught up in partisan bickering, Congress didn't dig into the big issues.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai faces Congress over political bias, China and data collection - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 42 min ago
Sundar Pichai went to Capitol Hill to answer for the search giant’s recent controversies.

Google now lets you donate to charity through the Play Store - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 57 min ago
Donating to charity could be as simple as buying an app.

Cloudy headlights can cut light output by 80 percent, AAA warns - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
DIY and professional headlight restoration kits aren't all they're cracked up to be, either, says the motor club.

Double Diptector smart bowl snitches on double-dipping chip eaters - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
Philadelphia Dips' sensor-equipped, pressure-sensitive bowl is watching you.

Why Donald Trump appears when you search 'Idiot,' as explained by Google's CEO - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
A California lawmaker indirectly asked Sundar Pichai about "Google bombing."

William Shatner comes to defense of Baby, It's Cold Outside - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 10 min ago
Say, what's in this drink? A lyrics controversy that now features a Star Trek captain, that's what.

ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 review: A smart outlet for every assistant - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 12 min ago
ConnectSense packs a lot into this $60 behemoth that will take over your wall to deliver all sorts of smarts.

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