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Lynk & Co is partnering with Cyan to go racing - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 6:42pm
The Chinese mobility startup will enter the 2019 World Touring Car Championship with the racing version of its 03 sedan.

Yamaha RX-V485 review: Affordable hub for an entry-level home-theater system - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 20, 2018 - 6:18pm
The Yamaha RX-V483 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but some users may crave better connectivity options and Dolby Atmos capability.

Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say 'bin Chequers'

BBC Technology News - October 20, 2018 - 3:23pm
A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.

Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it

Ars Technica - October 20, 2018 - 3:15pm

Enlarge / Windows 10 during a product launch event in Tokyo in July 2015. (credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

It's fair to say that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has not been Microsoft's most successful update. Reports of data loss quickly emerged, forcing Microsoft to suspend distribution of the update. It has since been fixed and is currently undergoing renewed testing pending a re-release.

This isn't the first Windows feature update that's had problems—we've seen things like significant hardware incompatibilities in previous updates—but it's certainly the worst. While most of us know the theory of having backups, the reality is that lots of data, especially on home PCs, has no real backup, and deleting that data is thus disastrous.

Windows as a service

Microsoft's ambition with Windows 10 was to radically shake up how it develops Windows 10. The company wanted to better respond to customer and market needs, and to put improved new features into customers' hands sooner. Core to this was the notion that Windows 10 is the "last" version of Windows—all new development work will be an update to Windows 10, delivered through feature updates several times a year. This new development model was branded "Windows as a Service." And after some initial fumbling, Microsoft settled on a cadence of two feature updates a year; one in April, one in October.

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This $33 Bluetooth speaker sounds better than it has any right to - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 2:53pm
Incredibly enough, the Audiophiliac is smitten with the Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth speaker!

Luke Cage cancelled by Netflix and Marvel - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 2:38pm
Sweet Christmas! First Iron Fist is gone, now Luke Cage. Are Jessica Jones, Daredevil and the Punisher next on the chopping block?

Collapse of ancient city’s water system may have led to its demise

Ars Technica - October 20, 2018 - 2:30pm

Enlarge / The Cambodian city of Angkor was once the largest in the world until vast swathes of the population decamped in the 15th century. Its famous temple, Angkor Wat (above), survived. (credit: Stefan Irvine/LightRocket/Getty Images)

The Cambodian city of Angkor was once the largest in the world... then the vast majority of its inhabitants suddenly decamped in the 15th century to a region near the modern city of Phnom Penh. Historians have put forth several theories about why this mass exodus occurred. A new paper in Science Advances argues that one major contributing factor was an overloaded water distribution system, exacerbated by extreme swings in the climate.

Angkor dates back to around 802 CE. Its vast network of canals, moats, embankments, and reservoirs developed over the next 600 years, helping distribute vital water resources for such uses as irrigation and to help control occasional flooding. By the end of the 11th century, the system bore all the features of a complex network, with thousands of interconnected individual components heavily dependent on each other.

Such a configuration, hovering at or near the so-called critical point, is ideal for the effective flow of resources, whether we're talking about water, electricity (power grids), traffic, the spread of disease, or information (the stock market and the Internet). The tradeoff is that it can become much more sensitive to even tiny perturbations—so much so that a small outage in one part of the network can trigger a sudden network-wide cascading failure.

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2 movies for $5: Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman Extended Cut - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 2:21pm
Wonder Woman alone -- you know, the good one -- would cost you $10 from most streaming services.

iPhone XR: Why the cheapest 2018 iPhone might be the one you want - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 20, 2018 - 2:20pm
Apple's most colorful iPhone X is also its most affordable 2018 model.

A DeepMind library to help build reinforcement learning bots, and how Google's Pixel 3 cameras handle zoom

The Register - October 20, 2018 - 2:02pm
Also applications are now open for OpenAI's Scholars programme

Roundup Hello, here's a quick roundup of interesting or useful bits of AI news that happened this week.…

iPhone XS specs vs. XS Max, XR, X: What's new and different - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 1:50pm
See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.

iPhone XR camera: Here’s how good we think it'll be - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 20, 2018 - 1:20pm
It's only got one lens, while the iPhone XS has two. But what else is different?

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