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0 - 200 GB
17%
200 - 500 GB
17%
500 - 800 GB
6%
800 - 1200 GB
6%
1200 - 1500 GB
17%
1500 - 2000 GB
17%
> 2000 GB
22%
Total votes: 18

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Mobile app data sharing 'out of control'

BBC Technology News - 29 min 58 sec ago
Nearly 90% of apps on Google Play share data with Google parent Alphabet, researchers say.

Apple to fix iPhone XS selfie smoothing with iOS 12.1 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 45 min 3 sec ago
After the beauty-gate brouhaha, Apple's tweaking the Smart HDR algorithm for selfies in the forthcoming update to iOS.

Elon Musk says Twitter blocked him after Bitcoin tweet

BBC Technology News - 47 min 44 sec ago
The entrepreneur says Twitter believed his account had been hacked.

Uber promises all London rides will be in electric cars by 2025 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 53 min 14 sec ago
A rise in passenger fees will help drivers upgrade to electric vehicles.

Titanic II could embark in 2022 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 55 min 37 sec ago
The Titanic replica will retrace the route of the original doomed ship but will have modern lifeboats and navigation.

Dreams of the future: How sci-fi sees sleep - CNET

cNET.com - News - 56 min 31 sec ago
What is science fiction if not a dream of what tomorrow might hold?

You could win* tickets to the big Daytona race! - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 57 min 51 sec ago
Now’s your chance: We’re taking a winner and a guest to experience NASCAR Cup Series’ Daytona 500 in 2019! This giveaway ends Nov. 11, 2018.

Two weeks before Chrimbo? When Dell V-Class shareholders get to vote on THAT deal

The Register - 1 hour 9 min ago
Vote to sell DVMT or swap the stock for a newly public Dell set for 11 December

A fortnight before Christmas, investors in Dell Technologies tracking stock will finally get the opportunity to vote on whether to cash them in or swap them for a piece of the company when it goes public again.…

Firefox tweaks ad tracker blocking to avoid breaking websites - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 11 min ago
Also in Firefox 63: better performance, Windows dark mode adaptations and Siri shortcuts.

Mark Hamill says the Force killed Luke - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 15 min ago
The Star Wars actor cites The Last Jedi comic book adaptation and compares the Force to an addictive drug.

Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone value in years - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 20 min ago
If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.

Those painted sculptures in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey are true to history

Ars Technica - 1 hour 22 min ago

Enlarge / The view of the Athenian Acropolis in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey shows ancient Greece in all its colorful glory. (credit: Screengrab courtesy of Dr. Kira Jones)

When Assassin's Creed: Odyssey debuted earlier this month, it received widespread praise for the quality of its world-building and narrative. Some historians say it also deserves high marks for its attention to historical detail in recreating ancient Greece. Notably, the game showcases colorfully painted statues, temples, and tombs dotted about the virtual city.

Yes, it's true: contrary to all those pristine, gleaming white marble sculptures we see all the time in museums—the ones we long thought defined the Western aesthetic of the Classical era—Greco-Roman art was awash in color. Art historians have known this for awhile, of course, but the knowledge hasn't really moved beyond the confines of that rarefied world. That might change, now that it's a feature in a hugely popular game.

The 11th major installment in the popular gaming franchise, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey takes place in in year 431 BCE, detailing a fictional history of the Peloponnesian War that pitted Athens against Sparta. Ubisoft's development team took their world-building so seriously, they brought on a historical advisor to help get the details just right.

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Why rural areas can't catch a break on speedy broadband - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 22 min ago
Everyone agrees on the mission to connect more people. But no one can agree on how to do it.

Super Micro reportedly says it'll check hardware for proof of spy chips - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 30 min ago
The US motherboards maker has denied the allegations and asks Bloomberg to retract the story.

Video: How Star Control II was almost a much more boring game

Ars Technica - 1 hour 34 min ago

Video shot by Sean Dacaney and edited by Evan Watkin. Click here for transcript.

Welcome back to "War Stories," an ongoing video series where we sit down with game designers and ask them to tell us about game development challenges that almost sank their projects. In previous instances, we've been lucky enough to get some time with the likes of Lord British (of Ultima fame) and Paul Neurath (of Thief), among others. This time, we've scored big: we tracked down the creators of the Star Control series—none other than Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III.

Star Control was a fun little Space Wars-alike, but it's the second game in the series that truly became famous. Star Control II is the last—and many would say best—entry in the sorely missed Starflight-style space exploration/RPG genre that flourished in the 1980s and '90s. That pedigree is strongly represented in the game's form—in fact, Ford and Reiche even had the assistance of Starflight alum Greg Johnson in fleshing out aspects of SC2's design and dialog.

Control them stars

For the few Ars readers who might not have played Star Control 2 (or its later open source re-release, The Ur-Quan Masters), it might be difficult to see why I'm so effusive in praising a game that turns 26 years old next month. And I admit to no small amount of personal bias here, as SC2 is one of my favorite games of all time. But the game is just so damn good—from the tight plotting, to the wonderfully written and varied alien dialog, and especially the beyond-addicting two player melee combat with hilariously unbalanced ships.

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Abode adds IFTTT-style automations to its home security app - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 45 min ago
Abode's app update makes it possible to personalize your smart home devices to work with the security system.

iPhone XR's Product Red model blazes bright in crimson - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 45 min ago
In addition to black, white, blue, coral and yellow, Apple's latest iPhone XR flaunts a flashy, vibrant shade of red.

Dyson will build electric cars in Singapore for a 2021 launch - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 54 min ago
The company is making fast progress on its expansion into automotive and wants to start manufacturing ASAP.

Amazon Go cashierless store reportedly finds New York location - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 12 min ago
The checkout-free store is apparently going downtown, near the World Trade Center.

Life on Mars might exist -- under the surface - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 12 min ago
Oxygen found in rocks and underwater lakes lead scientists to believe there could be some level of subsurface life.

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