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Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered

Ars Technica - 1 hour 27 min ago

Enlarge / Secretaries use typewriters, before the word processor changed everything. (credit: Evening Standard | Getty Images)

Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this week. She was most known as the designer of the first true word-processing computer. But she designed many other innovative computing systems and helmed Redactron Corporation, a company that helped transform offices by producing and distributing her word-processor device.

Born to Jewish immigrants from Russia in New York City in 1925, Berezin earned a BA in physics at NYU before working throughout the 1950s and 1960s designing early computing systems. She had become interested in physics after reading her brother's science-fiction periodicals.

In the earlier years of her career, she worked amidst a wave of innovation and new possibilities that came with the arrival of transistors. Among her early accomplishments was an airline reservations system for United Airlines, which "served 60 cities throughout the United States with a one-second response time and with no central system failures in 11 years of operation," according to the Computer History Museum.

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Amazon's creepy facial recog doorbell, Facebook open sources machine learning code and much more

The Register - 1 hour 36 min ago
Plus: Listen to some new classical piano generated by an algorithm

Roundup welcome to the last AI round up of the year; thank you for reading.…

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System review: Ninja's super versatile coffee maker tackles all your cafe needs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 36 min ago
Satisfy your latte and drip coffee cravings with Ninja's combo coffee maker.

2019 Lexus LX 570 review: Age without wisdom - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 36 min ago
The LX is big, plush and pretty darn capable. But against a growing crop of newer, full-size luxury SUVs, it's really showing its age.

KeyForge: The red-hot card game where every deck is unique—and unchangeable

Ars Technica - 2 hours 21 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Charlie Theel)

As a concept, KeyForge is enthralling. The game is the latest effort from legendary Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield—and the big idea here is that every sealed deck is unique. Decks are pre-constructed and can’t be altered; there’s no card chasing, and there’s certainly no over-arching “meta” game that must be respected. This is a head-to-head two-player battler like no other.

The “unique” gimmick is great. The initial card pool numbers 370, and each 37-card deck you snag off the shelf consists of a completely one-of-a-kind mixture. This is accomplished via cryptic algorithms that govern deck construction. These 37 cards become your deck, your personalized slice of KeyForge that no one can take away. The bizarre naming conventions of each set only further the mystique and foster an emotional attachment to your cards.

Keys and vaults

Yes, there is a setting for KeyForge, but it’s almost irrelevant. Your deck represents the followers and the abilities of an Archon, an all-powerful being. These Archons live and die in the artificial world of the Crucible. This maelstrom is a ravaged place where champions scavenge keys in hope of unlocking hallowed vaults. So we battle as we always do.

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Top 5 tech gifts for drivers - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
Cooley picks out his favorite affordable, high-tech toys for the car.

A closer look at Royole's foldable, bendable FlexPai phone - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
As the first phone with a foldable screen, the FlexPai features a 7.8-inch screen, Android Pie and dual cameras.

Samsung Q9 series (2018) review: Sumptuous picture quality in designer garb at a luxury price - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 36 min ago
Samsung's high-end Q9 delivers the best picture quality of any non-OLED TV on the market, scads of features and sweet design. So can it knock off its OLED rival from LG?

Brazil bested by hackers, Virgin plugs hub bugs, and France surrenders… records

The Register - 3 hours 33 min ago
Plus, Talos critical of flawed message apps

It was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.…

The 15 best 2018 phones to give as gifts - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 36 min ago
The bonanza of quality phones resulted in some serious gems. We help you sort out the best budget, midprice and high-end handsets.

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 36 min ago
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still viable (and cheaper) phone options than Apple's 2018 phones. And they need protection. Here's our picks for the top iPhone 8/Plus cases in 2018.

The best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases are now hugely discounted - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 36 min ago
Looking for a new case for your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus? Clearance deals abound.

CNET UK Podcast 549: The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 36 min ago
We take a look back at 2018's most exciting tech stories from Apple's biggest launches to Zuckerberg's troubles with Parliament.

22 great phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 36 min ago
More phone makers are ditching the jack, but there are a few phones you can still get that have the useful port.

iPad Pro (2018) review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 10 hours 57 min ago
Big, gorgeous, screaming-fast tablet? Absolutely. Laptop replacement? Not until iOS changes and compatible accessories arrive.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless crush AirPods on sound quality - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 11 hours 2 min ago
If you're looking for the best sounding totally wireless earphones, look no further than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless.

Beautiful Alfonso Cuarón movie Roma sparked my own childhood memories - CNET

cNET.com - News - 11 hours 12 min ago
Commentary: The film is based on its creator's story, but parts of his childhood reflect my own upbringing in Mexico City experiencing the privileges and contradictions of the middle class.

The 'Not Pink' Pixel 3 under a macro lens - CNET

cNET.com - News - 11 hours 36 min ago
The understated pale pink Pixel 3 (the XL in this case) looks great up close under a macro lens.

Facebook's scandals and screwups: What you need to know - CNET

cNET.com - News - 12 hours 47 min ago
The social media giant's problems just keep growing.

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