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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / Kaitlin Myers, a shopper for Instacart, studies her smartphone as she shopped for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver. Myers received a grocery list for a shopper and then completed the shopping on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. (credit:...

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By: Ars Staff

Enlarge / A nori farm off the coast of Japan. (credit: H. Grobe) The tasty Japanese seaweed nori is ubiquitous today, but that wasn't always true. Nori was once called “lucky grass” because every year's harvest was entirely dependent on luck....

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By: Ars Staff

Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. How do you follow the most popular board game ever made? In a world where three separate versions of...

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By: Dan Goodin

(credit: Wikipedia) A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / John Draper, seen here in 2011. (credit: campuspartycolombia) John Draper, a legendary figure in the world of pre-digital phone hacking known as "phreaking," has been publicly accused of inappropriate sexual behavior going back nearly...

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The White House has pushed back against the suggestion of any discrepancy.

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The New York Times
By: PETER BAKER

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

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The wife of the embattled Senate candidate defended him at a press conference.

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The New York Times
By: ALAN BLINDER

The allegations against the Senate candidate represent just the latest political scandal in a state that has known plenty of them.

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge / Obviously a Codewarz competitor. (credit: Alain Daussin/Getty Images) If you didn't have any weekend plans yet—or maybe even if you did—and you're interested in scratching your programming itch, there's something to add to your...

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By: Jeff Dunn

Enlarge / Get ready for lots of ads like this. (credit: Best Buy) Brace yourself for Walmart fights and snarky tweets about capitalism, because Black Friday is nearly here. Once again, the day after Thanksgiving—and in many cases the days...

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Tech Crunch
By: Brian Heater

 Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of fellow deal seekers. In honor of making your...

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Cnet
By: Lori Grunin

Rather than dump every available Black Friday discount on you, we've hand-picked the seasonal deals we think are actually worth your money.

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Save up to 65% on Xbox games, and get Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for only $1 for the first month this Black Friday. The post Xbox Black Friday Deals Are Here appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / The DC Metro, when it's not on fire. (credit: Getty | Bill Clark) For residents of our nation’s capital, news of a fire on the city’s rapid transit system—the Washington Metro—is not surprising. It catches fire and smokes quite...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge / Whatever you made in that flask, it's going to cost you. (credit: Oak Ridge National Lab) Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed its version of a tax bill that would drop corporate tax rates and alter various deductions. While ...

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge / A security researcher says he was trying to play fair with DJI's bug bounty program. DJI calls him a hacker who exposed customer data. DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures the popular Phantom brand of consumer quadcopter drones,...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge / Look at this happy couple enjoying voice commands and high quality audio in their home! (credit: Apple) In a statement to CNBC this morning, Apple said its HomePod smart speaker will be released in 2018, not by the end of this year as...

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Fast Company
By: Jared Newman

Back in June, Apple took the unusual step of announcing its HomePod connected speaker six months in advance. Now, Apple says it needs more time, and it will delay its answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home into early 2018. When it launches, the...

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Billboard
By: Billboard Staff

Saying it needs "a little more time" before it's ready, Apple has delayed the release of the tech giant's much-anticipated HomePod...

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TheVerge
By: Micah Singleton

Apple has delayed the release of its HomePod speaker until 2018. In a statement to The Verge, Apple says that it needs more time to work on the HomePod. “"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for...

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Mashable
By: Rachel Kraus

Looks like Apple lovers are going to have to wait a little longer for smart, room-filling sound. Per a report from CNBC, Apple announced on Friday it will delay the release of the HomePod, a smart speaker set to directly compete with the Amazon...

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Fortune
By: Aaron Pressman

Missing another critical holiday shopping season.

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Thurrott
By: Brad Sams

Apple's HomePod has been delayed and it will not arrive until sometime in 2018. The post Apple Pushes HomePod Release to 2018 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: Scott Stein

Apple's smart speaker isn't making it for 2017 after all.

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Tech Crunch
By: Brian Heater

 So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production...

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We hope you weren't counting on giving (or getting) a HomePod for the holidays -- Apple has delayed the release of the Siri-powered speaker to early 2018. In a statement, the company said it needed a "little more time" before the...

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) On Thursday night, Elon Musk upstaged his own semi truck launch with the news that Tesla is going to build a new performance car, the Roadster. The specs certainly have the Internet ablaze this morning: a 200kWh...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / The disembodied hand of fate falls on you, tree! Since consumer-grade virtual reality became a thing last year, there's been some criticism over the lack of lengthy, meaty VR experiences that can draw players in an epic story for dozens ...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge (credit: Bullion Vault) In early September, one Bitcoin was worth almost $5,000. Then the Chinese government cracked down on cryptocurrency investments and Bitcoin's value plunged 40 percent in a matter of days, reaching a low below...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | vladru) Phone companies are now authorized to be more aggressive in blocking robocalls before they reach customers' landlines or mobile phones, but you might have to pay for the new blocking capabilities. The...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Even this baby is annoyed. (credit: Getty | VW Pics) The US Drug Enforcement Administration plainly reports that no death from an overdose of marijuana has ever been reported—a tidbit often repeated by cannabis enthusiasts when...

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By: Diana Gitig

Enlarge / T cells latch on to a cancer cell before killing it. (credit: NIH) We've made some impressive advances toward inducing the immune system to attack cancers. One of these techniques, using CAR-T cells, is amazing. CAR-T cells are made by...

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By: Valentina Palladino

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) While it will be some time before 5G LTE becomes standard, Apple is thinking ahead about how to best incorporate 5G technology into its iPhones. According to a Fast Company report, Apple has been working with Intel to ...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge / Hard to believe that this stuff could cut carbon emissions. (credit: Department of Energy) The boom in natural gas production has been essential to the drop in carbon emissions in the US, as methane, the primary component of natural gas, ...

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By: Sam Machkovech

Enlarge / Someone is (thankfully) missing here, and his name rhymes with "hot-mud-sand." (credit: Warner Bros.) This week's feature-length Justice League film benefits as much as it suffers from a "can't get any worse" reputation. Between the...

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By: Sam Machkovech

Enlarge / The pull of the Force is strong with things like an impeccably rendered Millennium Falcon. (I mean, gosh, that's purty.) But Star Wars: Battlefront II can't paint over most of its failings. (credit: EA / DICE) I've tried to give the new ...

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Cnet
By: Claire Reilly

EA is pulling in-game payments from the Star Wars game on the eve of its launch, but they'll be back (and in greater numbers?).

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Tech Crunch
By: Lucas Matney

 Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to rethink their pricing strategy. What drove EA...

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Arstechnica
By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / Perhaps Star Wars: Battlefront II won't go down in flames after a major EA about-face. Just hours before Star Wars Battlefront II's retail launch Friday, Electronic Arts and developer DICE announced that they are "turning off all...

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The launch of Star Wars: Battlefront II has been marred by controversy over the game's loot system. While players can earn bonuses like new heroes, equipment and vehicles by playing, they could also buy them quickly with microtransactions....

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TheVerge
By: Sam Byford

In an unprecedented last-minute reversal, EA has drastically altered Star Wars Battlefront II's controversial loot box system by temporarily removing the ability to purchase “crystals.” The game was previously designed so that players could...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Sergi Reboredo/VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images) A New York state judge has concluded that a powerful police surveillance tool known as a cell-site simulator, a device that spoofs legitimate mobile phone towers, is a "search" and...

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge (credit: Tesla) HAWTHORNE, CALIF.—At tonight's Tesla Semi event we got a lot more than a vague truck design. After a short presentation of the Semi's intended specs, one of the trucks backed onto the stage and a new red Roadster rolled...

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Fortune
By: Kirsten Korosec

It's faster than ever and starts at $200,000.

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TheVerge
By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Last night, Tesla had a bit of a celebration for itself, unveiling its new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. It was a typical Tesla event, full of twists, shocks, and plenty of smoke and mirrors. The soundtrack rocked, the ...

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TheVerge
By: Micah Singleton

During Tesla’s semi truck event tonight, CEO Elon Musk had a surprise up his sleeve — a new version of the Tesla Roadster, and now we know how much it will cost. The base model will start at $200,000, and with a $50,000 deposit required upfront. ...

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

Elon Musk says Tesla's new Semi trucks are BAMFs. Yes, for those of you at home, that's the widely known acronym for "Bad Ass Mother F***er." Musk playfully threw out the acronym as a "scientific term" Tesla's development team used as they designed...

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Fast Company
By: Ruth Reader

On Thursday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in typical dramatic fashion, unveiled the company’s much-anticipated electric 18-wheeler trucks. The trucks—which drew comparisons to Star Wars stormtroopers—are sleek in white and silver...

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

Sabotage! Elon Musk crashed his own party at Tesla's Semi event with a surprise staged to the Beastie Boys banger: Tesla's making a new Roadster. It was Musk's first "one more thing moment," former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous mantra that made...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon us, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a...

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The New York Times
By: NEAL E. BOUDETTE

Aiming to remake a multibillion-dollar industry, the automaker said it would have a semi for sale in two years that would be nearly self-driving.

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At an event adjacent to Space X, the Tesla Semi (yes, that's its name) electric truck was introduced with the same pomp and circumstance the company uses for all its automobile launches. The tall, slick big rig follows the Tesla minimalist...

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Mashable
By: Lance Ulanoff

Elon Musk has a plan to reinvent trucking, and it will ride on the sizable back of the new Tesla Semi. The all-electric truck, which Musk unveiled Wednesday night in a Hawthorne Municipal Airport Parking lot (adjacent to his SpaceX headquarters)...

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TheVerge
By: Nick Statt

A four-motor truck with self-driving capabilities and a 500-mile range Continue reading…

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Fortune
By: Kirsten Korosec

It even has the same door handles.

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Inc
By: Lisa Calhoun

Elon Musk just revealed the Tesla semi truck for the first time, with an incredible set of specs that sets a new standard in the trucking industry.

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Autoblog
By: John Beltz Snyder

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Green Automakers,Technology,Truck,Commercial Vehicles,Electric Tesla moves beyond passenger vehicles to the electrification of freight transport.Continue reading Tesla just unveiled its electric Semi...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One other key element of the new Semi is that it will...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 It boasts a considerable charge capacity, and has a very aesthetically distinct look, as you can see, which will obviously help it stand out from other commercial freight vehicles on the road. The Tesla Semi will go 0 to 60 mph in just 5...

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TheVerge
By: Zac Estrada

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar Continue reading…

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Automaker Tesla unveiled its new electric semi truck Thursday night near at an event held in a hangar at its design center in Southern California.

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Inc
By: Emily Canal

Despite all the bells, whistles, and glossy red paint, this event could be seen as a distraction tactic.

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhones and iPads this afternoon. It's a minor, bug-fix update that benefits iPhone X users who encountered issues after acquiring the new phone just under two weeks ago. iOS 11.1.2's...

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

iOS update comes less than two weeks after users complained theirs screens didn't recognize input in chilly temps.

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Cnet
By: Brian Tong

The iPhone X has its share of bugs and issues at launch, the 2018 iPad Pro will be getting a whole lot more speed, and your 10-year-old son might be able to unlock your iPhone's Face ID.

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

Read more... {"player":{"description":"Well, hello again, risk-taking, innovative Apple....

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Thurrott
By: Mehedi Hassan

Apple today released iOS 11.1.2, which fixes unresponsive iPhone X displays in cold temperatures. The post Apple Fixes iPhone X’s Unresponsive Display in Cold Temperatures appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Last week, reports trickled in that the brand-new iPhone X's screen was unresponsive in cold weather. Apple has rushed out a new iOS update (version 11.1.2) to quick-fix the issue, which is available now to download.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Apple has made iOS 11.1.2 available, the second minor point release it’s put out in as many weeks. This one is specifically designed to address a bug where the iPhone X could become temporarily unresponsive to touch input when moving...

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Apple has just released iOS 11.1.2, which, as promised, fixes an issue where screens on iPhone X devices could become unresponsive in cold weather. Afflicted users noted reports of iPhone X displays freezing up when suddenly taken outside into cold...

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Meredith Corp. has made a takeover bid for storied magazine publisher Time Inc. in the range of $17 to $20 a share, according to people familiar with the situation.

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Popsugar Celebrity
By: Terry Carter

Bruno Mars was extra lovable this year. The R&B crooner appeared to let his gorgeous curly hair down and enjoy every waking moment, as evident in his superfun music videos and all of his dynamic live performances. Whether the self-proclaimed...

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By: Jon Brodkin

(credit: Comcast) Comcast and Verizon have each, separately, approached 21st Century Fox about buying part of the company, according to several news reports. Comcast already owns NBCUniversal and numerous regional sports networks. Adding part of...

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Comcast Corp has approached 21st Century Fox and expressed in interest in an acquisition, according to people familiar with the matter. It is unclear whether Comcast is interested in buying all or part of Fox.

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Fortune
By: Reuters

Disney also recently expressed interest.

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The New York Times
By: BROOKS BARNES and...

The cable giant is discussing acquiring the Fox movie studio, the FX network, regional sports channels and a vast overseas TV distribution business.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The telecommunications giant has expressed interest in acquiring many of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox assets, sources told Reuters. The assets Comcast are interested in include the Fox movie and TV studios, the FX and National Geographic ...

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Talk of Disney eyeing Fox's assets has ignited the interest of more media juggernauts. The new batch of contenders includes Comcast, Verizon, and Sony's entertainment arm, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge (credit: Git) One of the more surprising stories of the past year was Microsoft's announcement that it was going to use the Git version control system for Windows development. Microsoft had to modify Git to handle the demands of Windows...

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge / All you really have to do is set your DNS to 9.9.9.9. (credit: GCA/ Quad9) The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge (credit: Money) Tezos, a blockchain technology project that made headlines in July by raising $232 million, has been hit with its second class-action lawsuit in less than a month. It's the latest blow for the project's...

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By: Dan Goodin

Enlarge / It's a federal style. (credit: Ron Cogswell) A US Senator trying to eradicate the Internet scourge known as malvertising is proposing that all federal agencies block ads delivered to worker computers unless advertisers can ensure their...

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By: Ars Staff

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. We're in a bit of a "calm before the storm" mode with Black Friday a week away, but today's list still has a few discounts worth noting, including...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / This never goes fast enough. (credit: Getty Images | Yuri_Arcurs) Poor people may find it more difficult to purchase subsidized broadband plans, and many of them could even be forced to find new carriers. That's thanks to changes pushed...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge / It's watching. (credit: Amazon) Security research firm Rhino Security Labs found a vulnerability in the Amazon Key in-home delivery service's security procedures that could allow either the courier or even a savvy and malicious bystander ...

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Phandroid
By: Ashley King

Researchers have proved that Amazon Key is susceptible to a specific WiFi attack that could leave you in the dark while someone is at your house. Amazon says they'll be addressing the issue.

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge / The 15-inch Surface Book 2. (credit: Peter Bright) Introduced a little over two years ago, Microsoft's Surface Book was the hybrid laptop that I had long hoped the company would build. Like the Surface Pro, it worked as a true standalone ...

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Dallara Racing fans will no doubt know the name Dallara. The Italian company doesn't field its own team, but you've almost certainly seen its cars race. Every chassis used in IndyCar is a Dallara. The same goes for...

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge (credit: Liftarn (Public Domain)) Oracle issued a set of urgent security fixes on Tuesday that repair vulnerabilities revealed today by researchers from the managed security provider ERPScan at the DeepSec security conference in Vienna,...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai's appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on May 5, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) The Federal...

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Cnet
By: Joan E. Solsman

The FCC is expected to unveil a plan next week to vote on rules barring internet providers from throttling the stuff you watch, read and listen to online.

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Enlarge / The I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz EVs are coming soon. (credit: Volkswagen Group) Volkswagen Group is getting ready to significantly expand its electric vehicle portfolio in China over the next few years. The company plans to launch 15 “new ...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / Artist's conception of DICE developers rushing in to answer Reddit questions amid microtransaction furor. Amid a still-roiling controversy over peceived "pay-to-win" microtransaction design in Star Wars: Battlefront II—which now...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Doctor giving homeopathy to a child. (credit: Getty | BSIP) It’s hard to predict which would be more disconcerting: Finding out that your doctor believes in theories that defy basic science—like, the pseudoscientific doctrine of...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket and Zuma have gone vertical on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. (credit: SpaceX) Since earning certification from the Air Force to launch national security payloads—typically spy satellites and military...

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By: Dan Goodin

Enlarge (credit: Mikhail Deynekin) For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential National Security Agency materials from a poorly secured computer located in the United States that stored the...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / Andrew McCabe (front), then US acting director of the FBI, attends a press conference at the Department of Justice on July 20, 2017. The world's then-largest "dark market" on the Internet, AlphaBay, was shut down, DOJ officials said on...

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By: Sam Machkovech

(credit: Twitter / Sam Machkovech) A Twitter rules update rolled out on Wednesday to address the site's "verification" system, and it attached a new set of standards to any user whose account receives a "blue check mark." Twitter's "verification"...

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

A week after giving another white supremacist a coveted blue checkmark, Twitter is taking new steps to address problems with its verification process. The company, which previously paused its verification program following a backlash, said Wednesday ...

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Fast Company
By: Cale Guthrie Weissman

Twitter has bestowed upon us another update about its issues with account verification. Last week, it announced it would put new verifications on hold while it deals with the feature’s identity crisis. One problem (among many) is that...

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Tech Crunch
By: Catherine Shu

 A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the users who no longer have a blue checkmark...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a...

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TheVerge
By: Casey Newton

Twitter will begin removing verification badges from users who violate its rules, the company said today. The announcement, which was made on the official @TwitterSupport account, appears to make concrete a policy that began in January when the...

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

And some people are already upset.

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By: Ars Staff

Enlarge / New stories, like the one involving the Pokémon-absorbing Necrozma, arrive very late in these new versions. (credit: Pokémon) The 3DS ought to be winding down by now. The Switch is far from a complete failure, at least for the time...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / A Google Fiber installation box in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Google Fiber's gigabit Internet service has consistently been priced at $70 a month since it launched in 2012, but it's now...

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By: Sean Gallagher

Enlarge / We'll keep the cloud on for you. (credit: Lunera) The Internet of Things is a powerful concept, especially in the industrial world—but it's also full of potential security disasters and hidden computing and networking costs. But what...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge / The new, $100 Amazon Echo. (credit: Valentina Palladino) It has been a while coming. Amazon launched its Alexa virtual assistant and smart device platform in Canada today. In tandem with Alexa, Amazon is now shipping three devices...