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0 - 200 GB
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2020 Toyota Camry and Avalon TRD seek to shed stodgy stereotypes - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
These trims are about more than just appearance.

The Realme 2 is a surprisingly good $120 phone - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - November 16, 2018 - 6:26pm
Though you'll have to settle for a low-resolution display, you do get dual cameras and a big 4,230-mAh battery.

The Princess Bride screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 6:26pm
The motion picture writer also behind Butch Cassidy and All the President's Men passed away Friday.

Acer Spin 3 (2018) review: Acer’s 2-in-1 has a great screen but not much else - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - November 16, 2018 - 6:23pm
With so many solid $500 convertibles available, the Acer Spin 3 comes up short in battery life and performance.

Black Friday 2018: The best Xbox One sales and bundles - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 6:21pm
You can get an Xbox One S for as low as $199, or include Battlefield 5 for just $30 more.

We’ve run wild on the Switch version of WarFrame—and it’s solid

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Video shot and edited by John Cappello. Click here for transcript.

If you had asked us a year ago whether the Nintendo Switch would ever deliver a shooter on par with the online team-questing of Destiny, we would surely have laughed you off. A solid, connected, shooting-filled 3D game for Nintendo's handheld? Go back to Mario Kart, dreamer.

But the past year has seen developers unlock serious power—and reasonable compromises—in impressive Switch ports. Now, one of the industry's best Switch wranglers, Panic Button, has worked its magic on the free-to-play multiplayer shooter WarFrame, out this week on the platform.

Ahead of the launch, we had the opportunity to sit with the combined brain trust behind WarFrame on Switch—a producer at series creator Digital Extremes and the head of Panic Button's porting team—and rap about what they made happen. We also went hands-on with the results and enjoyed the tweaked options laid out, including joystick sensitivity, button mapping, and—a rarity on the Nintendo Switch—a field-of-view slider, which first-person junkies will surely appreciate.

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Houston’s cityscape squeezed extra rain out of Hurricane Harvey

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 6:15pm

Enlarge (credit: World Meteorological Organization)

Cities often see flash floods get worse as urbanization grows, as a cityscape is an incredibly efficient rainwater collector. The more land you pave, the more rain turns to surface runoff instead of soaking into the ground. If an area is connected by storm sewers, a lot of runoff can quickly come together in the same spot and pile up inconveniently.

A hurricane is no ordinary rainstorm, but the same problem applies. After Hurricane Harvey released an incredible amount of water on Houston last year, every aspect of the storm was dissected by public discussion and scientific studies. Researchers have concluded that climate change very likely played a role in Harvey’s record-setting rainfall, for example.

As for Houston’s rapid growth and development, attention has mostly focused on decisions to allow construction in risky, flood-prone areas. But a new study led by Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini of the University of Iowa has identified another impact beyond catching more of the rain with concrete—Houston actually increased the rainfall itself.

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HP Elitebook x360 1030 review: Small tweaks made to a stylish work 2-in-1

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 6:10pm

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino)

It has been 10 years since HP launched the original Elitebook, and the company continues to improve upon this already stellar business notebook family. This year's Elitebook x360 1030 is the follow-up to last year's model and will replace the 1020 model in the Elitebook lineup.

The new Elitebook has been sprinkled with updates that you'd expect in a convertible that didn't have many major problems: HP stuck a new processor inside, shrank some bezels, made the chassis' footprint smaller and lighter, added an LTE option, and improved the optional Active Pen. There were a few sub-par aspects about the previous model, so HP addressed them in this device, too. However, those improvements, while thoughtful, may not be crucial enough to push current Elitebook users to upgrade.

Look and feel

HP changed little about the Elitebook x360's skeleton—it's still an all-aluminum convertible with a unibody chassis and slick, diamond-cut edges. It now has a 10 percent smaller footprint than the previous model, measuring 15.8mm thick and weighing 2.76 pounds, and the bezels around its 13.3-inch touchscreen are slimmer than ever before. The side bezels are 50 percent thinner, and the chin is 39 percent smaller, too.

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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 16, 2018 - 6:04pm
Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: OLED TVs, Sonos, Google -- and the best HomePod price ever - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.

Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3

The Register - November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Hold on Redmond, don't light those fireworks yet, the dominance will be shortlived

Microsoft's Surface line leapfrogged Apple's iPad Pro as the detachable tablet of choice for tech distributors in Western Europe but that top spot definitely won't be sustained, or so IDC says.…

VW betting $50 billion on electrification, autonomy, mobility services - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:56pm
The automaker is still in talks with Ford about joining forces in the light commercial vehicle segment.

Hitman 2 review: Accessible stealth oozing with style

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 5:52pm

Enlarge / Agent 47 stalking his prey.

Agent 47, the star of the Hitman series, is a man whose entire being is dedicated to one task. Every skill he has, every quirk of his appearance and personality, all of him exists for this singular reason: to find and kill any target assigned to him. He's the ultimate assassin. And Hitman 2 is the ultimate assassin simulator. Built on the work done on earlier titles by Io Interactive, especially the rebooted Hitman published by Square Enix in 2016, Hitman 2 is a singular destination for all the goofy, sneaky, and violent energy this series carries with it at its best.

It begins unassumingly on a beach with Agent 47 creeping through the tall grass like in any other stealth game. Once you reach the opening mission’s seaside resort home, though, the options spiral wildly. Soon you're hiding in closets, waiting for a target to reach the right location, juggling ideas about chloroform and bad ventilation systems with possible plans involving disguising yourself as a guard, and the nagging idea that, hey, maybe I could just throw her into the ocean…

This opening level is, in microcosm, the entire Hitman 2 experience. More than any other stealth game series, Io Interactive's stealth murder simulator is an ode to options. It’s a vast array of silly and inspired possibilities for causing mayhem, creating distractions, and, finally, slitting a victim's throat. Or blowing them up in their experimental race car. Or getting them to take a swing at an exploding golf ball, as the case may be.

Target history

The creativity and sheer excellence of Hitman 2 comes out of what is, all told, a fairly storied recent history. After its immediate predecessor, published by Square Enix, failed to achieve the sales numbers it perhaps deserved, Square Enix divested itself from Io Interactive entirely, leaving the now-independent company to work on shipping a sequel by itself. It was both a unique opportunity and an onerous challenge for Io: to create something that did justice to the long-running series with fewer resources than it has perhaps ever had.

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Black Friday 2018 kitchen and appliance deals: $40 off Instant Pot, $100 off Vitamix blenders and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:50pm
Upgrade your kitchen or make laundry day more fun with our favorite deals on kitchen gadgets and large appliances.

NASA sees Star Trek's USS Enterprise in gaseous space collision - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:49pm
NASA's Chandra telescope boldly spotted a sci-fi icon in the merger of two galaxy clusters.

Black Friday 2018 deals: The best PlayStation 4 bundles - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:48pm
Black Friday is the best time to get a new console with deals on PS4 hardware and all the big retailers are in on the action.

Text message database reportedly leaked password resets - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:46pm
Unprotected server yields password resets and two-factor security codes, TechCrunch reports.

2018 Nissan Kicks review: Kickin' it quirky - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - November 16, 2018 - 5:42pm
The subcompact Nissan Kicks mixes youthful style with real-world functionality.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback review: The best it’s ever been - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - November 16, 2018 - 5:41pm
With good looks, driving demeanor and tech, the Corolla Hatchback eschews the model’s stereotypical blandness.

Julian Assange apparently charged under seal, prosecutors reveal - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 5:40pm
WikiLeaks founder's name inadvertently appears in filing in unrelated case.

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