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Comcast owes Massachusetts customers $700K in refunds for 'misleading' advertising - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 11:18pm
The company will also cancel debts for more than 20,000 customers as part of a settlement.

T-Mobile Black Friday deal starts Nov. 16, includes free iPhones, LG and Samsung Galaxy phones - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 11:11pm
The catch? You'll have to open up a new line and trade in an eligible device.

Sony is skipping E3 2019

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 11:06pm

Enlarge / E3 loses one of its big three in 2019. (credit: Aurich / PlayStation)

Shortly after E3 2019's dates were announced on Thursday, one major player in the gaming industry, Sony, confirmed that it will not be participating in the annual event. This is the first time Sony has skipped E3 since its 1995 inception.

In a statement given to Ars Technica, Sony Interactive Entertainment hinted to a 2019 PR strategy that depends less on physical conferences and more on direct outreach by the company to fans.

"As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community," the statement reads. "PlayStation fans mean the world to us, and we always want to innovate, think differently, and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019.

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Former NASA administrator says Lunar Gateway is “a stupid architecture”

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 10:58pm

Enlarge / Michael Griffin, under secretary of defense for research and engineering, testifies during a House Armed Services Committee in April. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In recent weeks, NASA officials have been running a charm offensive on their proposed "Gateway" in lunar space, which would serve as a space station in a distant orbit around the Moon. The agency has proposed this interim step in lieu of returning directly to the lunar surface with humans. The agency has even started talking about the Gateway as a "spaceship," presumably because this sounds more exciting than a "station."

Public criticism of the proposal has been limited to date, in part because so much of the aerospace community has the potential to earn contracts by either helping to build the lunar space station or supply it with consumables once it is up and running in the mid-2020s. (We spoke to a few of the public critics for a feature published in September.)

However, during a meeting of the National Space Council Users' Advisory Group on Thursday, some of the criticism we've heard privately spilled into public view. One of the committee's members, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, declared that, "I'm quite opposed to the Gateway."

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SpaceX rocket successfully launches 'hammy' satellite - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:50pm
A Falcon 9 rocket carried a satellite to orbit equipped with some special gear for ham radio operators.

Investigate Facebook over massive breach, critic urges FTC - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:46pm
The Freedom from Facebook group wants the FTC to seek maximum penalties over Facebook's breach of nearly 30 million users. That would be about $1.2 trillion.

Prince William criticises social media firms

BBC Technology News - November 15, 2018 - 10:46pm
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.

Target's Black Friday 2018 pre-sale starts Nov. 18: $200 PS4 bundle, $400 Xbox One X and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:46pm
Target is shooting for early Black Friday hype with some nice savings this weekend.

Glide like Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy ride will tell a story - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:44pm
Forget roller coasters, Disney is calling this a "storytelling coaster," with immersive activities to captivate riders.

Up to three million kids' GPS watches can be tracked by parents... and any miscreant: Flaws spill pick-and-choose catalog for perverts

The Register - November 15, 2018 - 10:43pm
Gadgets can be hacked to spy on, find youngsters – claim

Parents could be unwittingly putting their children's safety and privacy at risk, thanks to security vulnerabilities in potentially millions of kids' GPS-tracker watches.…

FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellites

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 10:30pm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T)

SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago.

The Federal Communications Commission voted to let SpaceX launch 4,425 low-Earth orbit satellites in March of this year. SpaceX separately sought approval for 7,518 satellites operating even closer to the ground, saying that these will boost capacity and reduce latency in heavily populated areas. That amounts to 11,943 satellites in total for SpaceX's Starlink broadband service.

SpaceX "proposes to add a very-low Earth orbit (VLEO) NGSO [non-geostationary satellite orbit] constellation, consisting of 7,518 satellites operating at altitudes from 335km to 346km," the FCC said in the draft of the order that it approved unanimously today. The newly approved satellites would use frequencies between 37.5 and 42GHz for space-to-Earth transmissions and frequencies between 47.2 and 51.4GHz for Earth-to-space transmissions, the FCC said.

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Galaxy X: Price, specs, rumored March release date for Samsung's foldable phone - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:24pm
We answer your burning questions here.

New anti-gonorrhea drug called “metal as f–k”

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 10:20pm

Enlarge / It's still best to avoid needing antibiotics. (credit: Wyoming Dept. of Health)

In the battle against gonorrhea, antibiotics have been forced into a rapid and devastating retreat. In the early 1990s, three different antibiotics were available as treatments recommended by the CDC. Resistance to one of these options was detected in the late ‘90s; since then, one after another, treatment options bit the dust. Now, resistance to all available treatment is growing.

“We are facing the real danger of multidrug-resistant, nearly untreatable gonorrhea,” wrote Susan Blank and Demetre C. Daskalakis in the New England Journal of Medicine last week. On its own, this is a very serious public health concern; taken together with the sharp uptick in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea in the US, it’s alarming.

A second paper published last week offers some hope: in a small trial, a new antibiotic did well against gonorrhea. The drug, called zoliflodacin, has a different way of attacking bacteria, making it a useful new option against antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. A much larger clinical trial is now in the cards.

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Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals: Sale starts now, Fire tablets tomorrow, Fire TV Sunday - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 10:07pm
Here's the full list of the Echo, Fire, Kindle and other Amazon gear and their upcoming sale prices!

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1... Runty-birds are go: 12,000+ internet-beaming mini-satellites OK'd by USA

The Register - November 15, 2018 - 9:47pm
FCC signs off on broadband-in-space plans, plus connections to Europe's GPS

America's broadband and telly regulator, the FCC, today approved a vast expansion in satellite networks around Earth.…

Facebook's Zuckerberg denies company ignored signs of Russian meddling - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 9:47pm
A report by The New York Times painted an unflattering portrait of how Facebook executives handled a series of scandals. The tech firm is pushing back.

Every new movie and show on Amazon: December 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 9:45pm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns Dec. 5!

Cadillac is sending the CT6 PHEV to a farm upstate - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 9:39pm
The Chinese-built hybrid won't be returning after the CT6's midcycle refresh next year.

Black Friday 2018 console deals: PS 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch bundles start at $200 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 9:30pm
Black Friday is the best time to buy a new gaming console, and this year deals start Sunday, November 18.

Don't cross the Application Streams! Actually, maybe you can now in RHEL 8 beta

The Register - November 15, 2018 - 9:26pm
Allows updating user space without breaking everything

Hot on the heels of its OpenStack Platform 14, Red Hat has announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.…


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