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Fiber outages slow cell recovery after Hurricane Michael - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Hurricane Michael's 155 mile per hour winds knocked out fiber networks needed for wireless service.

Paul Allen—Microsoft co-founder, Seahawks owner, and space pioneer—dies at 64

Ars Technica - 2 hours 10 min ago

(credit: Miles Harris)

Paul Allen, who with Bill Gates founded Microsoft, has died at the age of 65. His death comes shortly after he resumed treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the cancer had returned after being in remission for nine years.

Allen was a Seattle native and went to high school with Gates. The two kept in touch at university—Allen at Washington State, Gates at Harvard—and when Allen dropped out in 1975 to start a company to develop software for the MITS Altair 8800, he soon convinced Gates to follow. That company was Micro-Soft, which shed its hyphen the following year. In 1980, Microsoft was chosen by IBM to develop DOS for its new PC. With the success of the PC and PC compatibles, Microsoft became hugely successful.

Allen had his first run-in with cancer in 1982, when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and drastically cut back his work at the company while recovering. He formally left Microsoft in 1983, but he retained his share of ownership and became a billionaire when the company went public in 1986.

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RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer

The Register - 2 hours 11 min ago
Two weeks after he went public with illness, philanthropist Alt-F4s from this simulation we call reality

Obit Billionaire Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and is credited with coining the company's name, has died of cancer aged 65.…

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 14 min ago
Allen recently announced that a cancer he was diagnosed with in 2009 had returned.

GameStart Asia 2018 rocks its fifth year with more fun and games - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 21 min ago
The Singapore-based convention returns with big name stars such as wrestler Kenny Omega and Overwatch voice actress Elise Zhang.

Meet Kenny Omega, wrestling superstar and gamer - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 21 min ago
The pro heavyweight champion plays a mean game of Street Fighter V.

YouTube's last 18 months have been 'the growing-up years,' CEO says - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 23 min ago
Susan Wojcicki also says YouTube videos in 25 years will be more interactive.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff urges tech billionaires to combat homelessness - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Benioff says you can't separate business from society.

Jeff Bezos plans to spend 'a little more' than $1B on Blue Origin next year - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 37 min ago
And the Amazon CEO says he's going to keep doing business with the US Department of Defense.

Google Pixel 3 review: Google pairs an amazing camera with serious AI smarts - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 42 min ago
The Pixel 3's camera already makes it a standout -- but useful Google software elevates the phone even more.

iPhone XR: Why you should probably wait one more week for this iPhone - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 47 min ago
Apple's most colorful iPhone X is also its most affordable 2018 model.

iPhone XS specs vs. XS Max, XR, X: What's new and different - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 49 min ago
See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.

Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too

Ars Technica - 2 hours 56 min ago

Enlarge / A partial screenshot of one of the scam profiles pushing an adult dating scam on Facebook.

Responding to critics in the US Congress and elsewhere who say Facebook isn’t doing enough to stop the flow of disinformation, the social network in recent days has purged hundreds of accounts it found were designed to sway elections, sow social division, and prop up ruthless governments. The focus has left an opening for scammers who routinely use Facebook to send unsuspecting users to fraudulent dating sites.

Randy Abrams, a senior security analyst at Webroot, told Ars that the account belonging to one of his family members was recently compromised. The people behind the compromise used the hacked account to send Abrams requests to like various accounts, which all showed images of scantily clad women inviting visitors to view videos. Many of the fake profiles had followers and likes in excess of 6,500, an indication the scam has been gaining traction. At the time this post went live, the campaign remained active, even after Ars reported it to the company's PR representatives.

The videos redirected to a variety of sites that invited viewers to meet nearby women who wanted sex. Many of the images on these sites showed nude women and asked visitors to enter credit card numbers to proceed. Clicking the browser's back arrow created an endless series of new sites. The only way to get out of the never-ending loop was to close the tab.

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Porsche's Panamera and Sport Turismo get GTS'ed and we want them badly - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 59 min ago
Porsche's continent-crushing people hauler is now available in everyone's favorite trim level.

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and Sport Turismo GTS: The Goldilocks of performance wagons - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Porsche's fastest four-door gets the special GTS treatment that enthusiasts know and love.

Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 34 min ago
The billionaire businessman, who also owned the Seattle Seahawks NFL team, died in Seattle on Monday.

As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed

The Register - 3 hours 44 min ago
Surprising nobody, survey finds investors think they're buying more than a slice of a startup

Nearly 22 per cent of women tech biz founders surveyed by startup accelerator Y Combinator learned the hard way that venture-capital and angel investors can be creeps or worse.…

Peter Dinklage dangles another Game of Thrones finale hint - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 12 min ago
Is it too much to dream that Tyrion ends up OK in the end?

Mobe networks battle to bring comms back after Hurricane Michael smashes US Gulf Coast

The Register - 4 hours 14 min ago
'Unprecedented' fibre damage from deadly storm, says Verizon

Verizon and AT&T are slowly bringing the Florida Panhandle, and surrounding areas in the US, back online after Hurricane Michael devastated its mobile and fiber networks.…

Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?

BBC Technology News - 4 hours 30 min ago
Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?

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