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

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NASA may have fixed the Hubble Telescope the way you fix your router - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 13 min ago
Turn it off. Turn it on. Fiddle with the settings. Pray.

Bohemian Rhapsody is indeed a killer Queen biopic - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 19 min ago
This review doesn't use the O-word, but the award looms large for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

If you want to rent AMD Epyc bare-metal boxes in the cloud, Oracle hopes you see red

The Register - 1 hour 51 min ago
As in, Big Red: Database giant says this offering is a worldwide first

OpenWorld Oracle today insisted it is the first public cloud vendor to offer bare-metal servers powered by AMD’s Epyc processors.…

Online voting’s real in the midterm elections - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
The state is the first in the country to offer voting by smartphone app. Experts say there are plenty of reasons to go slow.

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

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 19 min ago
If you're buying a new iPhone, this should be your starting point.

Yahoo must pay $50M in damages for security breach - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 33 min ago
The company will also provide at least two years of credit-monitoring and identity theft protection insurance for around 200 million people.

Amazon Go cashierless store arrives in San Francisco - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 57 min ago
This is the sixth Go store that's opened to the public, and the first in SF.

Incredibles 2 is now on Digital HD: Every way to watch - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible and the kids' second big-screen adventure is now viewable from home.

Lyft acquires AR startup Blue Vision Labs to boost its self-driving car tech - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 10 min ago
The augmented reality company's tech could let Lyft's cars see their world more clearly without expensive sensors.

Hundreds of health crowdfunding campaigns are for sham treatments

Ars Technica - 3 hours 11 min ago

Enlarge / Quaaaack. (credit: flickr user: caribooooou)

Crowdfunding is big business for healthcare. GoFundMe alone has raised more than $5 billion in the last eight years, with one out of every three campaigns raising money to cover healthcare costs, according to GoFundMe’s CEO. Often, these campaigns are for the uninsured or underinsured, and help provide legitimate medical care. But other times, people are raising funds to pay for questionable treatments, according to a brief report in JAMA today.

Brain injury specialist Ford Vox and a team of three medical ethicists searched GoFundMe and three lesser-used crowdfunding sites (YouCaring, CrowdRise, and FundRazr) for campaigns involving questionable treatments: those that don’t do much at all, and others that do something potentially dangerous.

They focused on five treatments that were showing up a lot in their results, searching the sites systematically for US- and Canada-based campaigns from the last three years that were specifically for those five. They found 1,059 campaigns that fit the bill, with the collective goal of raising more than $27 million, and hitting about a quarter of that target.

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Sony goes back on 11-year-old promise to keep Warhawk servers up

Ars Technica - 3 hours 25 min ago

Enlarge / The tank is Sony. The explosion is Warhawk players' hopes and dreams. (credit: Sony)

If you read Ars Technica (or simply play online games regularly), you're probably accustomed to game makers shutting down online gameplay servers at will, often with little-to-no notice. When it comes to the impending server shutdown for early PS3 release Warhawk, though, Sony seems to have actually broken its own long-standing promise regarding the timing of such a move.

Warhawk was one of Sony's first experiments in online gaming, releasing in August of 2007, just months after the launch of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network. Over 11 years later, a handful of players still seem to be enjoying the online-only dogfight simulation, thanks in part to the game's inclusion in Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service. One player who talked to Ars described the active player base as running anywhere from several hundred to a couple thousand-strong, and nearly 400 people are still subscribed the Warhawk subreddit as of this writing.

On September 25, though, those remaining Warhawk players noticed a new message had appeared on the PlayStation Store page for the game. It warned:

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Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

The Register - 3 hours 27 min ago
It's all about location, location, location

Facebook and Google are being sued in two proposed class-action lawsuits for allegedly deceptively gathering location data on netizens who thought they had opted out of such cyber-stalking.…

A look inside San Francisco's new Amazon Go store - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 35 min ago
Just download the app and start shopping.

Lawyer suing e-scooter companies calls user agreements “draconian”

Ars Technica - 3 hours 40 min ago

Enlarge / People ride Bird shared dockless electric scooters along Venice Beach on August 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Several Californians have sued electric scooter companies Bird and Lime, alleging that the startups have been negligent and are responsible for physical injuries or blocking of handicapped parking spaces.

The proposed class-action lawsuit, Borgia et al. v. Bird Rides Inc. et al., which was filed last Friday in Los Angeles county court, raises a question that has been at the heart of this ever-expanding business model: who is responsible for making sure that riders obey not only existing traffic laws but company policies as well? And if anyone gets hurt by the scooter, who pays?

While previous lawsuits have alleged the companies are liable for scooter-related injuries, this lawsuit appears to be the first proposed class-action suit.

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WikiTribune cuts journalism staff to make way for more community participation - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 10:53pm
The news platform is looking for new journalists with "extensive wiki experience" and "fact checking passion."

Snapchat helped over 400,000 people register to vote, says report - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 10:47pm
The popular app got even more people to register than Taylor Swift did, says The New York Times.

Two new supply-chain attacks come to light in less than a week

Ars Technica - October 23, 2018 - 10:45pm

Enlarge (credit: Brian Smithson / Flickr)

Most of us don’t think twice about installing software or updates from a trusted developer. We scrutinize the source site carefully to make sure it’s legitimate, and then we let the code run on our computers without much more thought. As developers continue to make software and webpages harder to hack, blackhats over the past few years have increasingly exploited this trust to spread malicious wares. Over the past week, two such supply-chain attacks have come to light.

The first involves VestaCP, a control-panel interface that system administrators use to manage servers. This Internet scan performed by Censys shows that there are more than 132,000 unexpired TLS certificates protecting VestaCP users at the moment. According to a post published last Thursday by security firm Eset, unknown attackers compromised VestaCP servers and used their access to make a malicious change to an installer that was available for download.

Poisoning the source

“The VestaCP installation script was altered to report back generated admin credentials to vestacp.com after a successful installation,” Eset Malware Researcher Marc-Étienne M.Léveillé told Ars. “We don’t know exactly when this happened, but the modified installation script was visible in their source code management on GitHub between May 31 and June 13.” VestaCP developer Serghey Rodin told Ars his organization is working with Eset to investigate the breach to better understand the attack.

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Bohemian Rhapsody movie will rock you, early reviews report - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 10:22pm
Rami Malek earns raves for playing Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.

3 states try to help the FCC kill net neutrality and preempt state laws

Ars Technica - October 23, 2018 - 10:15pm

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | nevarpp)

The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules has received support from the Republican attorneys general of Texas, Arkansas, and Nebraska.

The three states filed a brief Friday in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, urging judges to reject a lawsuit filed against the FCC by 22 other states. The action highlights a partisan split among state attorneys general: states with Democratic attorneys general are fighting to save net neutrality while states with Republican attorneys general are either fighting against net neutrality or standing on the sidelines.

The FCC's net neutrality repeal is being challenged in a lawsuit filed by all 22 US states with a Democratic attorney general, as well as the District of Columbia, which also has a Democratic AG.

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Tesla to remove 'many' Model S, Model X interior configurations on Nov. 1 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 10:00pm
Which ones are going away? Why, that's a very good question.

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