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Instagram courts Black Friday and holiday shoppers with new shopping features - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:59pm
Instagram wants you to shop more on Instagram. So it's trying it make that a little easier.

Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $70 off Galaxy Watch, $50 off Fitbit Versa - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:55pm
Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.

EPA loosening hazmat regulations to ease Takata airbag inflator disposal - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:50pm
Regulators claim shifting the burden of disposal will allow more defective parts to be replaced faster.

Meet Oprah, the omnipotent VR bug, in Crow: The Legend on Oculus - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:49pm
The latest virtual-reality film from Baobab Studios also puts the voices of John Legend, Diego Luna, and Constance Wu inside Pixar-like animated animals.

The iPhone XR is now available unlocked from Apple - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:47pm
You can get the phone SIM-free on the Apple website.

Google's Alphabet gives up on rescue robots

BBC Technology News - November 15, 2018 - 6:37pm
The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.

This video shows just how much quicker the new Formula E car is

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 6:37pm

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Exactly a month from today, Formula E starts its fifth season. A lot will have changed compared to the sport we saw at season four's finale in Brooklyn this summer. When the first race of the season—which takes place in Saudi Arabia, proving Formula 1 has no monopoly on holding races in problematic places—gets underway, it will do so with an entirely new race car, one that solves some of the complaints from skeptics of this all-electric series.

The second-generation Formula E car has double the battery capacity, sporting 56kWh versus 28kWh for the first-gen machine. So those mid-race pit stops to change the car are a thing of the past. And the cars have gotten faster, too, as the video above shows. Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi is behind the wheel of the original Formula E Spark-Renault SRT_01, as raced in season one. To his right is BMW factory driver Antonio Felix da Costa, equipped with the new Spark SRT05e. As you can see, the new car is a lot more interesting to look at than the old model's "generic single-seater" styling.

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Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptops, PCs, Chromebooks, tablets, monitors and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
Costco's killer Surface Pro bundle -- the newest model, a Surface Pen and Type Cover for $800 -- starts Nov. 16.

Firefox warns if the website you're visiting suffered a data breach - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:31pm
The Firefox Monitor account protection service also is available in 26 languages.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Sam's Club: Vizio M-Series TVs, HP laptops and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:31pm
The 55-inch Vizio M-Series for $450? That's among the best deals of the year.

HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus hotspots do 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

The Register - November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
Of course they've crammed some AI in there too

HPE Aruba today released a line of wireless hotspots supporting next year's 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 standard – and then immediately sullied them by applying the AI marketing buzzword.…

You can now buy the OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:29pm
Because purple is much more exciting than black.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian: Release date, plot and possible spoilers - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:26pm
Here's everything we know about the first live-action Star Wars series as we await the Disney+ streaming service, plus some exciting possibilities.

When a network intel provider’s domain serves fraudulent content, something is wrong

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 6:22pm

Enlarge / The first of eight pages of results showing fraudulent PDFs available on vps4-atl1.ag0.thousandeyes.com. (credit: Dan Goodin)

ThousandEyes, a San Francisco-based network intelligence service, helps customers monitor all kinds of mission-critical things, from border gateway protocol leaks to DNS performance. But over the past week or so, the company has struggled with its own networking blunder that allowed scammers to host hundreds of thousands of fraudulent documents on its very own domain.

The first of eight pages of results showing fraudulent PDFs available on vps4-atl1.ag0.thousandeyes.com. (credit: Dan Goodin)

As the screenshot above shows, vps4-atl1.ag0.thousandeyes.com was hosting PDFs promoting screenplays, books, and how-to guides. By being available on a subdomain of a legitimate network intelligence company, the content was designed to manipulate Google search results in a way that tricked people into clicking on questionable links. Google searches suggest that the documents were hosted on the subdomain since the beginning of the month, before being removed on Tuesday, as this story was being reported.

To park their content, the scammers took advantage of a lapse in the management of the ThousandEyes.com domain. An entry in the domain’s authoritative name servers pointed to the IP address 74.207.229.178. The IP address belongs to Web host Linode. ThousandEyes used the IP in the past, but at some point it stopped doing so. ThousandEyes admins, however, failed to remove the DNS entry from the name servers. The scammers then noticed the lapse, obtained the same IP address from Linode, and used it to host the scammy documents.

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Roku TV Wireless Speakers now shipping, $50 off Black Friday deal - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - November 15, 2018 - 6:20pm
Roku's $200 wireless speakers promise simple connection to your Roku TV and offer serious competition to sound bars at the price.

Best Black Friday deals 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:12pm
Black Friday is Nov. 23, and that means the usual cornucopia of deals. Some are good, some are bad, these are the best.

Tinder test lets you know when there's a spike in swiping - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 15, 2018 - 6:09pm
You'll have even more chances to swipe right... or left.

Why aren’t chip credit cards stopping “card present” fraud in the US?

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 6:07pm

Enlarge / Chip cards help prevent fraud but only if you use them. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A security analysis firm called Gemini Advisory recently posted a report saying that credit card fraud is actually on the rise in the US. That's surprising, because the US is three years out from a big chip-based card rollout. Chip-based cards were supposed to limit card fraud in the US, which was out of control compared to similar fraud in countries that already used EMV (the name of the chip card standard).

Chip cards work by creating a unique code for each transaction, and (ideally) require a customer to enter a PIN to verify that they want to make the purchase. This doesn't make it impossible to steal information from chip-based cards, but it does make it much harder to reuse a stolen card. By contrast, using a magnetic stripe to swipe a card simply offers all the relevant information to the merchant's card reader, which is much easier for a bad actor to steal.

Gemini Advisory now says that 60 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in the US in the past 12 months, and most of those were chip-based cards.

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Facebook drops PR firm after revelation of anti-Soros campaign

Ars Technica - November 15, 2018 - 5:55pm

Enlarge / Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the conservative American Enterprise Institute in 2016. Sandberg has been the mastermind of Facebook's political strategy in recent years. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Facebook has cut ties with a conservative public relations group called Definers hours after a Wednesday New York Times story revealed that the group had circulated a document linking some of Facebook's left-wing critics to liberal billionaire George Soros.

According to the Times, Facebook initially hired Definers to help the tech company monitor media coverage of Facebook. But in October 2017, Definers started to play an active role in defending Facebook.

"A conservative website called NTK Network began publishing stories defending Facebook and criticizing Facebook rivals like Google," the Times reports. "NTK is an affiliate of Definers."

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NetApp flashes plump figures. China trade worries? Let's manage 'variables within our control'

The Register - November 15, 2018 - 5:49pm
It's all about hyperconverged – no we're not breaking out those numbers

With one eye on uncertain currency movements and the developing US/ China trade war, NetApp reported a solid set of Q2 numbers, albeit figures that highlighted a slowdown in its monumental all-flash array sales growth.…


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