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Sony's gold-plated music player could cost you over seven grand - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 7:12pm
A pocket-size amp with a gold-plated knob costs more than Sony's 85-inch TV.

Dealmaster: Take $50 off Bose’s flagship noise-cancelling headphones

Ars Technica - August 14, 2018 - 7:09pm

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Bose's QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless noise-cancelling headphones, which are currently down to $299 at Walmart, Amazon, and various other retailers. That's a $50 discount and the lowest non-promo-code price we've seen to date.

We've explained the deal with the QC35s before. While Bose's bass-boosting sound doesn't offer the accuracy or balance of other $300 cans (or even some below that), it's at least smooth. If noise cancellation is your top priority, though, the QC35s are simply stronger at silencing the outside world (particularly low-end frequencies) than their peers. They're also highly comfortable.

The Series II model here is actually a bit less effective at noise-cancellation than the older Series I model mentioned in the link above, but the difference isn't so huge as to be immediately noticeable. Since Bose has discontinued the Series I, you don't have much of a choice anyway. The Series II also adds a shortcut button for quickly accessing Alexa or the Google Assistant, if that's something you'd ever find handy. In any case, we rarely see the Series II on sale, so if you were interested in picking up a pair, today looks like a good opportunity to do so.

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Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and your privacy (The 3:59, Ep. 442) - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 7:07pm
Talking to CNET's Richard Nieva on his reporting about Zuck and Facebook's privacy scandal.

Instagram users' accounts reportedly being hijacked in spreading hack - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 6:53pm
People are being logged out and their personal details are being changed, says a report.

Nvidia foreshadows GeForce RTX 2080 reveal next week -- not GTX 1180 - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Eager fans deconstructed an Nvidia Gamescom teaser and surfaced some compelling evidence for an RTX 2080 launch on Aug. 20.

Thor's roommate Daryl survived Thanos' deadly Infinity War snap - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 6:24pm
The God of Thunder's roomie would really appreciate getting that rent money sometime soon.

FCC must halt cuts to Lifeline broadband subsidies in tribal regions, says court - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 6:16pm
The cuts, if implemented, would cause "widespread loss of vital telecom services," say the judges.

CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

The Register - August 14, 2018 - 6:04pm
Lenovo beefs up beefy desktop replacements - and one is almost Apple-like

Lenovo unloads most of its annual ThinkPad line onto the world at CES in January, for a spring launch. (Here is this year’s.) But the Beijing firm saves one or two surprises for later in the year. And here’s one.…

Three more data-leaking security holes found in Intel chips as designers swap security for speed

The Register - August 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Apps, kernels, virtual machines, SGX, SMM at risk from attack

Intel will today disclose three more vulnerabilities in its processors that can be exploited by malware and malicious virtual machines to potentially steal secret information from computer memory.…

Google will fix the Pixel XL fast charging bug after all - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 5:48pm
Google's Android Pie update killed fast charging on some 2016 Pixel phones, but a fix should be coming soon.

Bud Light fridges to unlock free beer if Cleveland Browns win - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
Wireless smart locks will release cold cans to victory-parched Browns fans.

Instagram hack sees accounts replaced with film stills

BBC Technology News - August 14, 2018 - 5:39pm
Affected account holders are seeing random film stills replacing their profile photos.

Chinese EV startup Nio files for $1.8 billion IPO - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 5:38pm
The Middle Kingdom's electric-vehicle market is only getting started.

FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

Ars Technica - August 14, 2018 - 5:33pm

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson)

The Department of Justice's attempt to reverse the AT&T/Time Warner merger received some help yesterday from an unexpected source: the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC previously allowed AT&T to buy Time Warner without having to undergo a lengthy public-interest review, despite pushback from Democrats in the Senate and FCC. The DOJ fought the merger alone, ultimately losing a court ruling that allowed AT&T to complete the acquisition.

But the DOJ appealed that court ruling last month, and yesterday the FCC gave the DOJ's case a small boost. The FCC isn't actually supporting the DOJ's case, but the commission's filing points out an error made by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. In US District Judge Richard Leon's ruling against the DOJ, he said that he was "hesitant to assign any significant evidentiary value" to previous statements that AT&T and the AT&T-owned DirecTV made to the FCC. AT&T's own statements to the FCC, made in the years prior to the AT&T/Time Warner merger, supported the DOJ's case that a merged entity could raise the price of programming. Those AT&T statements were made as part of the FCC's 2010 review of the Comcast/NBCUniversal merger and in other FCC proceedings.

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William Shatner: Let's get Carrie Fisher a Hollywood star - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 5:24pm
Star Trek's Captain Kirk joins actor Mark Hamill to suggest a star honoring the late Star Wars actress be added to the famous sidewalk.

Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Ars Technica - August 14, 2018 - 5:14pm

Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far from complete—it may require reprogramming and flipping a component. (credit: Sean Gallagher)

Nearly 30,000 people came to Las Vegas last week for the 26th edition of DEF CON, the iconic security conference. And no small amount of the mental energy of that vast crowd was spent on one particular thing: the conference badge.

This year's badges, designed by Tymkrs, were elevated works of printed circuit board art with a collection of LED-lit features, including red and green human figures and a color-shifting DEF CON logo. But it quickly becomes apparent that there was a lot more going on here than just blinking lights.

DEF CON alternates year to year between electronic, hackable badges and non-electronic ones; last year's badges were a throwback design intended to celebrate the conference's 25th anniversary. But every year, the badges include some sort of clue to a cryptographic challenge—three years ago, the badge was an actual vinyl record that required attendees to find a turntable to hear the puzzle clue.

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Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows

The Register - August 14, 2018 - 5:02pm
Wanting some Linux love, but just can't let that Windows 10 desktop go? Come this way...

Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS.…

Hulu renews Castle Rock for a second season - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
There's more in store for Maine's most paranormally plagued small town.

Kenilworth Castle rebuilt Minecraft-style

BBC Technology News - August 14, 2018 - 4:58pm
The virtual rebuild of Kenilworth Castle has taken block enthusiasts 100 hours.

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