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Avengers, X-Men, Glass: Movie sequel, reboot insanity endures in 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 9:38pm
Why does every movie have to be a spin-off of a reboot of a sequel that only came out five minutes ago?

Apple bringing back Charlie Brown, Snoopy as part of new Peanuts series - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 9:09pm
Astronaut Snoopy will also be featured in science-related shorts exclusive to Apple.

The 51 best VR games of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 9:00pm
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites.

Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 9:00pm
Long-standing cloud enemies to do battle in the courts

AWS has intervened in Oracle's lawsuit against the Pentagon's plans to award a $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor.…

Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 8:43pm

Enlarge / Ebola treatment center at the Hospital in Beni, North Kivu Province. (credit: MONUSCO/Alain Coulibaly)

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city of nearly 1 million residents. There are now 30 confirmed cases and 15 deaths in the city of Butembo reported in the latest update provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of cases in the city center is still low, according to Doctors Without Borders, but that number is rising quickly in more outlying districts and suburbs.

The outbreak, which has been going on since August, has so far resulted in 467 confirmed cases and a further 48 probable cases. More than half of the cases have resulted in death (including those of 17 health workers), while 177 patients have recovered, including a newborn baby.

Limited containment

The rate of transmission is beginning to slow down in Beni, a smaller city approximately 36 miles north of Butembo that has the highest number of reported cases so far. But “the outbreak is intensifying in Butembo and Katwa,” writes the WHO, “and new clusters are emerging elsewhere.”

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric priced at $36,450 before incentives - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 8:40pm
If you include the $7,500 federal tax incentive, the price dips just below the $30,000 mark.

Hyundai finally gives us a price for the 2019 Kona EV—$29,995

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 8:35pm

Enlarge / The Kona EV is relaxing to drive but does not demand you take it by the scruff and carve some canyons. (credit: Hyundai)

In October, we finally got a chance to drive the Hyundai Kona EV, a rather wonderful little electric vehicle. Based on the internal combustion-powered Kona, it packs in 64kWh of lithium-ion to give it an EPA range of 258 miles (415km). On top of that, the little Kona EV also sported a rather nifty Smart Regeneration System that uses the car's cruise control radar to maximize energy recuperation when following other cars. The one thing we couldn't tell you back then was how much this EV would cost.

Wonder no more. On Friday, Hyundai finally revealed US pricing: the 2019 Kona EV will start at $36,450, which means it should cost $28,950 after the $7,500 IRS tax credit is taken into account. (On top of that, there's the delivery charge, which bumps the post-credit price up to $29,995.)

That makes it more expensive than the base model Nissan Leaf, which starts at $29,990 before tax credits. However, the Leaf only offers 150 miles (241km) of range, and you'd need to spring for the $36,200 Leaf SL to get a similar level of equipment to the Hyundai. (A longer-range, more expensive Leaf with a 60kWh battery pack is coming at some point in 2019, but that adds $5,500 to the car's price.)

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Epic Games is giving away Subnautica for free, if you use its new store - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 8:32pm
The game studio behind Fortnite is pushing to get more people using its Steam competitor.

Iran-linked hackers reportedly targeted activists and US officials - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 8:12pm
Researchers say a phishing campaign happened just as Trump prepared to reinstate nuclear sanctions.

Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 8:10pm

Formula E

Most of the motorsports world takes a well-deserved break in December. The long Formula 1 championship is done, as is the even longer NASCAR season. But this weekend, one series is about to get started: it's time for Formula E, which holds its first race of the 2018/2019 championship on Saturday. This is the fifth season for this electric racing championship, and it represents a new chapter for the sport as Formula E gets all-new cars and adds some new cities to the roster (including this weekend's race, which takes place in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia).

Here at Ars, we've been fans of the all-electric racing series from day one. We were at the first-ever US race in Miami in 2015, and that same year two of the cars even carried our logo at the season finale in London. Since then, we've been regulars at the NYC ePrix, a two-day doubleheader that marks the conclusion of the championship. Electric cars racing on temporary street circuits in city centers represented quite a departure from your average racing series, and it's fair to say that Formula E has had to deal with a lot of skeptics. But we like people who try new things, and, over the course of the past four years, the sport has done a lot to win many naysayers over.

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Hot on heels of 2.0, Vivaldi 2.2 adds tab session management among other goodies

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
But built-in email and mobile clients still works in progress

Only months after reaching the 2.0 milestone, the independent Chromium-based browser Vivaldi has added a bunch of useful features.…

Foul-mouthed rescue parrot forges Amazon Alexa friendship - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:52pm
Rocco the parrot plays romantic music and tries to order treats from an Echo.

Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:28pm
After its safe return, Richard Branson handed the ring off to an engineer who made an adorable post-flight proposal.

Amazon's Ring takes heat for considering facial recognition for its video doorbells - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:23pm
Two patent applications from the company describe identifying "suspicious" people then automatically alerting police.

“We’re sorry,” Facebook says, again—new photo bug affects millions

Ars Technica - December 14, 2018 - 7:19pm

Enlarge (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Another day, another privacy issue with Facebook.

The company announced Friday morning that a photo API bug might have resulted in millions of people having their private photos become improperly accessible by up to 1,500 apps for a period of 12 days in September 2018.

As Facebook described it in a blog post by Tomer Bar, a company staffer:

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Mortal Kombat 11 might add Spawn as playable character - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:17pm
We could be in for an awesome '90s mashup.

Aquaman review: Oceanic DC superhero epic will float your boat - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:07pm
Splash meets Game of Thrones in this thoroughly entertaining slice of submersible superheroics.

iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 and 27 other phones take cat photos - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Compare these cat photos taken by 30 different phones. It's the cutest camera comparison you'll ever experience.

ZipRecruiter has been flying low: User email addresses exposed to unauthorised accounts

The Register - December 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Looking for work? Spammers could well be looking for you

Tinder for job-seekers ZipRecruiter has copped to a data breach after the names and email addresses of job-seekers were flung to the wind in a permissions screw-up.…

Google brings fossils and artifacts back to life after fire destroys Brazilian museum - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 14, 2018 - 6:58pm
Brazil's Museu Nacional caught fire in September, destroying millions of historical pieces.

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