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Mercedes-Benz teases new CLA-Class ahead of CES 2019 debut - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
Its CES booth will have several new-to-the-US models on display, too.

Visual Studio Code's Python extension goes to Jupyter

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 5:40pm
A preview of next year's .NET Framework also emitted

The hardworking elves toiling in the corridors of Redmond loaded up Santa's sled with two more developer treats in the form of Python updates for Visual Studio Code and a fresh preview of the venerable .NET Framework.…

CenturyLink blocked its customers’ Internet access in order to show an ad

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 5:32pm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | RiverNorthPhotography)

CenturyLink briefly disabled the Internet connections of customers in Utah last week and allowed them back online only after they acknowledged an offer to purchase filtering software.

CenturyLink falsely claimed that it was required to do so by a Utah state law that says ISPs must notify customers "of the ability to block material harmful to minors." In fact, the new law requires only that ISPs notify customers of their filtering software options "in a conspicuous manner"; it does not say that the ISPs must disable Internet access until consumers acknowledge the notification. The law even says that ISPs may make the notification "with a consumer's bill," which shouldn't disable anyone's Internet access.

Coincidentally, CenturyLink's blocking of customer Internet access occurred days before the one-year anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission repeal of net neutrality rules, which prohibited blocking and throttling of Internet access.

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Shazam reveals 2018's most-searched songs

BBC Technology News - December 17, 2018 - 5:14pm
A lot of people wanted to know the name of the song that goes: "I do it solo." (It's called Solo.)

Bloodhound 1,000 mph SSC project gets a jump-start - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 5:04pm
The owner of a turbocharger company gives the supersonic car the boost it needed.

Here's how to correctly pronounce Porsche Taycan - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 5:02pm
Maybe Porsche's next model won't need a pronunciation guide.

Apple FaceTime car crash lawsuit dismissed

BBC Technology News - December 17, 2018 - 5:01pm
Appeal court dismisses case alleging Apple's responsibility in Christmas Eve crash in Texas in 2014.

Google announces major expansion in New York City

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Enlarge / Google's current New York Headquarters is in the former Port Authority of New York building. It occupies an entire long city block between 8th and 9th Avenues and between 15th and 16th Streets. (credit: Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Google's New York office is already its largest outside the San Francisco Bay Area, but on Monday the company announced plans to double the size of its New York workforce to more than 14,000. The company is building a new campus in the Hudson Square neighborhood, about a mile south of its current New York headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood.

It's been a big couple of months for technology companies expanding beyond the West Coast. Last month, Amazon announced it would add a total of 50,000 jobs in two new campuses—one in New York's Long Island City neighborhood, and the other in Crystal City in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Last week, Apple announced it would expand its 6,000-person Austin campus by another 5,000 workers, with the potential to add an additional 10,000 people later on.

Now it's Google's turn. The search giant is planning to add at least 7,000 more New York City jobs over the next decade, and a Google spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal that this was "a conservative estimate."

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Mercedes, Tesla lowering prices in China amid easing tariff tensions - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:51pm
The tariff reduction doesn't actually go into effect until Jan. 1.

Influential cypherpunk and crypto-anarchist Tim May dies aged 67

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 4:50pm
One-time Intel boffin

Obit Friends of Timothy May have confirmed that the former Intel engineer and co-founder of the Cypherpunks mailing list died of natural causes at his home in California on Friday. He was 67. Bitcoin and blockchain, WikiLeaks, P2P software and information markets all owe a debt to the list.…

2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition makes a grand entrance - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:32pm
The Lincoln Continental's suicide doors are back and ready to usher riders onto red carpets the world over.

Gritty is the internet mascot for a world that's broken in 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:20pm
Commentary: This year was a hot mess of breaches, hacks and failures. But we have a guardian angel to guide us through tech's carnage: a gyrating fuzz monster.

Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

BBC Technology News - December 17, 2018 - 4:17pm
The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.

Facebook Messenger adds Boomerang videos, selfie mode - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:14pm
You'll find new AR stickers and filters too.

Facebook hits Israeli prime minister's son with 24-hour ban - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:12pm
Yair Netanyahu shared posts the social network removed and criticized it as the "thought police."

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 4:02pm
Crouching monkey, hidden leader of the free world

A pair of boffins are in hot water after the image of president Donald Trump made an unexpected cameo in a paper on how to gather animal DNA from their poop at scale.…

Google plans $1 billion expansion in Manhattan - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
The company will open Google Hudson Square in the West Village.

Tuesday may deliver a triple-header of big launches to cap 2018

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 3:48pm

Enlarge / A Delta IV Heavy rocket last launched in August, 2018, with the Parker Solar Probe. (credit: United Launch Alliance)

So far this year there have been 106 orbital launches around the world, the most in a calendar year since 1990. That works out to roughly one launch every three days. Now, as we approach the end of this year, the launch industry has a treat for us—potentially three launches in a single day on Tuesday.

For rocket fanatics, this should make for a fun day, especially with some bigger rockets on the launch pad. Here's a rundown on what to expect and the significance of each launch.

Falcon 9: Cape Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX's final launch of the year, its 21st overall, will be an important one for the company. It is scheduled for 9:11am ET (14:11 UTC) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Apple to bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to its streaming service

Ars Technica - December 17, 2018 - 3:36pm

Enlarge (credit: DHX Media, Peanuts)

Apple snagged a whole group of stars in its latest get for its upcoming streaming service. According to a report by Variety, Apple signed a deal with Canadian broadcaster DHX Media to produce new content featuring the Peanuts gang, Charles M. Schulz's band of friends including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the lovable beagle Snoopy.

Under the deal, DHX and its subsidiary, Peanuts Worldwide, will produce "original series, specials, and shorts" based on the characters from Schultz's iconic comic strip. Some of that content will be STEM related and feature astronaut Snoopy, a product of a partnership between Peanuts Worldwide and NASA. The two companies recently came together through a Space Act Agreement to inspire a passion for space and STEM-related fields in kids.

In 2017, DHX Media acquired a majority stake in Peanuts Worldwide through a $345 million deal, which also included total control over Strawberry Shortcake. The Schultz family owns the remaining stake in Peanuts Worldwide.

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SAP can't thwack away Teradata's copyright infringement, antitrust sueball

The Register - December 17, 2018 - 3:35pm
But US firm must get specific on which trade secrets it claims were nicked – judge

SAP has failed to have a copyright infringement and antitrust lawsuit lodged against it by Teradata thrown out.…


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