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Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

The Register - 14 min 23 sec ago
Wow, what a novel concept: 'Extensive internal validation'

Is the Windows October 2018 update here again? Or did it never exist previously? Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday was totally uneventful? Our finger hovers over the "no" button, but we live in hope of someone one day fitted a "yes" key.…

Dealmaster: Take $40 off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer

Ars Technica - 48 min 12 sec ago

Enlarge (credit: TechBargains)

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 Nvidia's Shield TV, which is currently down to $140. That's a $40 discount, tied for the lowest price we've seen for the 4K media streamer.

The Shield TV has been around for a few years, but it's still the box to own if you want Android TV. Nvidia continues to support the device with regular updates, and the hardware remains more than fast enough to keep everything smooth. While Roku and Amazon offer 4K HDR streamers for far less, the Shield is more flexible when it comes to local file support, with a couple of USB ports for connecting external peripherals and the ability to serve as its own Plex server.

It works with both the Google Assistant and Alexa—the latter requires a pre-existing Alexa device—and can be paired with a tuner to show live TV. The Shield also works like a pseudo game console with Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service, though this deal doesn't include the company's game-controller accessory. The only glaring downside is that it lacks Dolby Vision HDR, unlike the Apple TV 4K.

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Facebook shares some of the removed posts that may be linked to Russian trolls - CNET - News - 53 min 26 sec ago
The fake accounts posted about LGBT pride, women's rights and black communities.

Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October 2018 Update after it was paused - CNET - News - 54 min 3 sec ago
Microsoft had to pull the update after some users reported files getting deleted.

China's Zotye Automobile prepares to hawk its cars in the US - Roadshow - News - 55 min 44 sec ago
Zotye USA will be based in California, and it's now hunting for dealers.

Next SpaceX mission launches a satellite even amateurs can use - CNET - News - 1 hour 5 min ago
A Falcon 9 will carry a spacecraft to boost communications for the "hams" among us.

Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR and XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET - News - 1 hour 13 min ago
The iPhone discounts are just getting underway.

NASA: Storm that silenced Mars Opportunity rover has finally settled - CNET - News - 1 hour 14 min ago
The space agency continues to reach out to the clammed-up Opportunity after the skies have cleared.

Watch CNET's Holiday Deals Guide live for great bargains, buying advice and surprises! - CNET - News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Join us Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. Ask questions, learn how to save extra cash, and maybe even win something.

We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

Ars Technica - 1 hour 17 min ago

Sam Machkovech

A surprise showed up at my doorstep last night: the Fallout '76 "power armor" edition, arriving ahead of the game's official launch at 12:01am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 14). The PC version's $200 special edition has been sold out at many retailers for quite some time, as it was announced well before the game began receiving more public scrutiny. [Update: GameStop is still selling the console version of the set.]

But even though its sticker price includes a DLC-loaded version of the retail game, most of its cost is made up of Fallout series swag. Even if you're wary about the game's buggy beta period, is there still enough here to justify the insane cost for a series diehard?

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Video app Portal's ad-free approach aims to reset how you watch clips - CNET - News - 1 hour 26 min ago
Creators can make money through their audience's donations and subscriptions.

Samsung's foldable phone is real and opens into a tablet - CNET - News - 1 hour 31 min ago
The device will use the company's new Infinity Flex Display and be available next year.

Star Trek: Discovery is now watchable offline on Blu-ray, DVD - CNET - News - 1 hour 39 min ago
The prequel is coming to the US, Canada, UK and Australia this fall. wants to be 'Twitch meets Game Show Network' - CNET - News - 1 hour 40 min ago
The app features a lineup of live game shows.

Chinese server hack story doesn't convince chip CEOs - CNET - News - 1 hour 42 min ago
The heads of NXP and Ampere say it'd be impractical for China to insert spy chips into servers.

Thermal power plants use a lot of water, but that’s slowly changing

Ars Technica - 1 hour 43 min ago

Enlarge / A view of the decommissioned Duke Energy Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. (credit: Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images)

It may come as a surprise that as of 2015, most of the water taken out of US ground- and surface-water sources was withdrawn by the electricity sector. Irrigation is a close second, and public supply is a distant third.

In 2015, thermal power generation—anything that burns fuel to create gas or steam that pushes a turbine—used 133 billion gallons of water per day. That water is mostly for cooling the equipment, but some of it is also used for emissions reduction and other processes essential to operating a power plant.

Those gallons are mostly freshwater, but some near-coast power generators do use saline or brackish water to operate. Much of the water is returned to the ecosystem, but some of it is also lost in evaporation. The water that is returned can often be thermally polluted, that is, it's warmer than what's ideal for the local ecosystem.

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Fantastic Beasts 2: Release date, trailers, cast, plot, reviews - CNET - News - 1 hour 45 min ago
In the pre-Harry Potter sequel, fans will get to know young Dumbledore, but initial takes by critics aren't all that magical.

Google outage pushed traffic through Russia, China and Nigeria - CNET - News - 1 hour 50 min ago
Traffic got rerouted Monday through ISPs in countries known for internet surveillance.

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