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0 - 200 GB
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William Shatner comes to defense of Baby, It's Cold Outside - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 8:10pm
Say, what's in this drink? A lyrics controversy that now features a Star Trek captain, that's what.

ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 review: A smart outlet for every assistant - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - December 12, 2018 - 8:08pm
ConnectSense packs a lot into this $60 behemoth that will take over your wall to deliver all sorts of smarts.

Uber was “hell-bent on stifling competition,” new lawsuit alleges

Ars Technica - December 12, 2018 - 8:05pm

Sidecar, as advertised on its 2012-era website. (credit: Sidecar)

Sidecar, an app-based ride-hailing startup that folded three years ago this month, has sued Uber, alleging that the dominant rival is "now a monopolist," and as such drove Sidecar out of business.

The lawsuit, which does not seek specific monetary damages, asks a San Francisco federal judge to declare that Uber is in violation of federal antitrust laws and state anti-competitive laws.

Sidecar shut down in December 2015, and its assets were sold to GM shortly thereafter.

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Here's every Galaxy S phone since 2010 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
We look back on the Galaxy evolution over the last nine years.

YouTube says people watched 50 billion hours of gaming videos this year - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:49pm
Now that's a lot of hours to watch somebody else play.

Here are the original shows, documentaries and movies Netflix has on the way - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:41pm
Netflix unveils a stable of originals heading to screens in early 2019.

Stan Lee's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cameo will warm your heart - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:32pm
In Into the Spider-Verse, Spidey's co-creator offers some advice from beyond the grave.

Go, Wonder Woman! Movies led by women dominate box office, study finds - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:31pm
Filmmakers respond to the new study, which looked at 350 top box office films that featured women in lead roles and passed the Bechdel test.

NASA's InSight lander takes its first Mars selfie - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
InSight goes Instagram.

Intel 3D chip stacking could get you to buy a new PC - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
The chipmaker promises breakthrough performance.

Every new movie and show on Netflix: January 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:26pm
Ant-Man and the Wasp and Indiana Jones come to Netflix!

Don't cut the cord on cable like a rookie (The 3:59, Ep. 503) - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:20pm
David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and Intel chips score a breakthrough.

Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

BBC Technology News - December 12, 2018 - 7:19pm
The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.

Hyundai Motor Group promotes Albert Biermann to head of R&D - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 7:03pm
Biermann is the first non-Korean to hold the position at the family-owned and operated group, which includes Hyundai and Kia.

FCC’s robotext crackdown could block legal messages, critics say [Updated]

Ars Technica - December 12, 2018 - 7:01pm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Towfiqu Photography)

Update on December 12: The FCC today approved the robotext proposal described in this article. Original story from November 21, 2018 is as follows:

The Federal Communications Commission says it is giving cellular carriers added authority to block text messages, saying the action is needed to protect consumers from spam or robotexts. But critics of the plan note that carriers are already allowed to block robotexts and worry that the change will make it easy for carriers to censor political texts or block certain kinds of messages in order to extract more revenue from senders.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's announcement acknowledges that carriers are already allowed to block illegal robotexts. Pai did not promise new consumer-friendly blocking services; instead, he said his plan "allow[s] carriers to continue using robotext-blocking and anti-spoofing measures to protect consumers from unwanted text messages" (emphasis ours).

Despite that, Pai is proposing to classify text messaging as an information service, rather than a telecommunications service. That's the same legal classification that Pai gave to home and mobile broadband services as part of a December 2017 vote to deregulate the industry and eliminate net neutrality rules. The FCC has not previously ruled on whether text messaging is an information service or a telecommunications service.

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Hole-y ship: ISS 'nauts take a wander to crack Soyuz driller whodunnit

The Register - December 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
In Soviet Russia, comrade find small hole by making much bigger hole

Spacewalking cosmonauts clambered outside the ISS yesterday to get an external view of the mystery hole drilled into the Soyuz, which is due to return three crew members to Earth next week.…

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland will star in Onward for Pixar - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 6:55pm
Oh brother! There's a Guardian of the Galaxy and Spidey both voicing characters in the 2020 film about elf bros.

Sorry mantis shrimp, the Dracula ant's snap-jaw is faster - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 12, 2018 - 6:46pm
An enthralling ant beats the mantis shrimp to the punch with the fastest animal appendage known to science.

Transparent solar cell turns edge on and generates its own light

Ars Technica - December 12, 2018 - 6:44pm

Enlarge / Solar panels sit on the roof of Google headquarters in Mountain View. (credit: Kimberly White/Corbis via Getty Images)

I love solar energy. Thanks to solar energy, on average, I’ve not had to pay for electricity for the last two years. Just because solar is already pretty good, though, doesn’t mean that it can’t be even cooler. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you transparent solar panels.

This area of research is addressing a couple of places where solar panels could be improved. For instance, it would be quite nice if we could coat windows with solar collectors but still let the light through. And, as a side effect, it may allow us to use each photon of light a little more efficiently. But how should we do that?

Using each photon twice

It turns out that these goals are connected. One of the ways that solar panels lose energy is when the photons have more energy than the solar cell can cope with.

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