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0 - 200 GB
14%
200 - 500 GB
31%
500 - 800 GB
3%
800 - 1200 GB
7%
1200 - 1500 GB
10%
1500 - 2000 GB
14%
> 2000 GB
21%
Total votes: 29

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Black Friday 2018 console deals: PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch bundles start at $200 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:31pm
Black Friday is the best time to buy a new gaming console, and this year's deals have begun.

Instagram targets fake likes and comments

BBC Technology News - November 19, 2018 - 8:29pm
The photo-sharing service say it will warn those using popularity-boosting services before taking action.

Black Friday 2018 Pixel 3 deals: Free Pixel 3, $600 Pixel 3, $300 off Pixel 3 XL - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:28pm
The latest from Verizon, Google and Best Buy.

That PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 you’ve been asking for is coming—with Fred Savage

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 8:25pm

20th Century Fox

How is Ryan Reynolds going to successfully transition from voicing the filthiest superhero of the past few years (Deadpool) to the fluffiest (Detective Pikachu)? The answer will arrive in theaters this December in a re-release we never saw coming: a PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2, complete with new scenes.

Once Upon a Deadpool arrives on December 12, only seven months after Deadpool 2's debut, but it appears to include just enough new content to entice series fans to hit theaters one more time. The biggest difference is an apparent storytelling wrapper starring none other than Fred Savage—who has been tied down by Deadpool and trapped in a Princess Bride-style bedroom. The timing of this announcement is certainly quite bittersweet, after fans mourned the loss of screenwriter William Goldman last week.

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2019 Nissan Kicks offers no updates, but it costs more - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:24pm
Not only is each trim up between $550 and $580, but the destination charge is higher, too.

Apple's deal with Amazon: Good for you, but not this small seller (The 3:59, Ep. 491) - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:19pm
Plus: More Facebook scandals and Alfred Ng gets to talk about Super Smash Bros.

VW says it’s 1 to 2 years behind Waymo’s self-driving-car development - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 8:06pm
That's not a huge surprise, given how close Waymo is to launching its public service.

Black Friday 2018 phone deals: Free OnePlus 6T now, LG V30 Plus for $430, Moto G6 for $200 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:58pm
Some of these sales are already live; others are still around the bend.

NASA picks 'coveted' landing site for Mars 2020 rover - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:55pm
Congratulations, Jezero Crater!

Bill Nye: Humans living on Mars is a pipe dream - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:44pm
The Science Guy won't be eating Martian potatoes with Matt Damon.

Microsoft Office 365, Azure lock out some people who use multifactor authentication - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:35pm
Microsoft is currently working on the issue.

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

BBC Technology News - November 19, 2018 - 7:31pm
Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular Dark Web server.

The best Black Friday 2018 deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:31pm
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming, and you'll need to either get a Switch to play it on or a bundle of games to pair with it.

Facebook aims to support local news with fund to train UK journalists - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:31pm
Applications for the Community News Project open up in early 2019.

Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 7:28pm

USPTO

If virtual reality is ever going to become the immersive, holodeck-style platform that we all dream of, someone is going to have to figure out locomotion. Today, you can strap on a Vive or Oculus headset and more or less be visually transported to a virtual world, but the reality of, well, reality, means you can usually only take a few steps before you bump into your coffee table.

So far, we've seen a few solutions that take aim at VR's "limited space" problem. On the simpler side of the spectrum, one option has you stick a motion tracker in your pants and jog in place. On the more complicated end, there's the "VR treadmill" solution, which has you strap into a big plastic platform that keeps you in place with slippery footwear and a waist harness. Neither option is quite the same as natural walking, but a new patent from Google puts forth an interesting idea: what about motorized VR shoes?

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What we can learn about crowd behavior by watching the Tour de France

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 7:18pm

Enlarge / Cyclists hit the 18th stage between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau, southwestern France, in the 2018 Tour de France. (credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images))

Check out the aerial footage of bicyclists competing in the annual Tour de France and you'll notice that riders tend to spontaneously group themselves into a diamond-shaped pattern. Jesse Belden, a researcher at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, says such patterns emerge because riders are trying to stay close to their competitors while avoiding collisions.

Belden, an avid cyclist himself, described his work at a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia. While watching coverage of the Tour de France, especially the aerial footage, he became fascinated by the formations of the group of cyclists. They resembled flocks of starlings or schools of fish—both examples of so-called "collective behavior" in nature. And he found himself wondering how one might model the behavior of riders in a peloton.

The study of swarming and other collective behavior in animals is a booming field, with scientists studying the group dynamics of murmurations of starlings, ubiquities of sparrows, swarms of midges, armies of fire ants, and schools of fish, among other examples in nature. The aim is to better understand the underlying mechanisms, with an eye toward identifying possible universal laws governing such behavior—a task made more difficult by the fact that there are slightly different mechanisms behind the collective behavior of each of the aforementioned groups.

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Black Friday 2018: Get Xbox One S with Battlefield 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:06pm
You can get an Xbox One S with Battlefield V and Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $230 right now.

We took the iPhone XS and XR into 26 foot deep water. Only one survived - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:02pm
How deep can these phones really go?

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid first drive review: Worth the extra charge - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - November 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Plug-in hybrid power makes the Crosstrek more compelling than ever.

The best Black Friday Xbox One deals, from console bundles to games - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Black Friday isn't here yet, but you can already get some solid Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles from select retailers celebrating the holiday season a little early.

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