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California issues guidance on cell phones and health - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 29 min ago
A state agency doesn't take a firm stance on whether cell phones are dangerous, but it offers recommendations on reducing risks.

This Brooklyn brownstone brims with beautiful music, art - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 46 min ago
In this installment of CNET's Show Us Yours, we give you a peek into Ivan's pad. He's an artist, record company owner and an audiophile with a deep love of music.

Pro-Ject’s turntable makes you want to get up and dance - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 33 min ago
The Audiophiliac goes deep into the music with the Pro-Ject Classic SB turntable.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' best and worst: Our global review - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 45 min ago
Old and new characters meet in a galaxy far, far away, and some hit the mark better than others. CNET staffers from around the globe have their say, and that includes big spoilers!

Between 'Get Out' and 'Thor', originals and sequels can coexist - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 16 min ago
With films like "Wonder Woman", "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Last Jedi" lighting up 2017, this year's sequels and reboots may've been better than the originals.

How to spot the huge asteroid behind the Geminid meteor shower - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 38 min ago
It's called 3200 Phaethon. It's as big as a small town. And it's flying by your place this weekend.

Sen. Brian Schatz: Net neutrality isn't dead - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 25 min ago
Despite the FCC's repeal of Obama-era regulations, the fight to preserve net protections has only just begun, says the Democrat from Hawaii.

Local Roots: Farm-in-a-box coming to a distribution center near you

Ars Technica - 5 hours 44 min ago

Enlarge / The interior of a TerraFarm. (credit: Local Roots)

Eric and Matt could not be more earnest in their quest to feed the world.

These two fresh-faced LA boys founded Local Roots four years ago. Their first purchases were broken-down, 40-foot shipping containers—this is apparently easy to do, since it is cheaper for shipping companies to just churn out new ones rather than fix broken ones. Local Roots then upcycles them into modular, shippable, customizable farms, each of which can grow as much produce as five acres of farmland. The idea is to supplement, not supplant, outdoor agriculture. And Ars got a look at one of these "farms" when it was set up in New York City recently.

Every aspect of the TerraFarm, as the repurposed shipping containers have been dubbed, has been designed and optimized. The gently pulsing LED lights are purplish—apparently, that’s what lettuce likes—and the solution in which the plants are grown is clean and clear. The "farm" is bright and vibrant, and it smells great in there.

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The 39 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 16 update - CNET

cNET.com - News - 6 hours 58 min ago
With less than 9 days until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are still available.

California: Here’s how to handle unfounded fears of cell phone cancer

Ars Technica - 7 hours 13 min ago

Enlarge / A man is seen calling on an iPhone on October 30, 2017. (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The California Department of Public Health officially issued a guidance Friday on how to reduce exposure to radio-frequency energy released by cell phones—despite a lack of solid scientific data suggesting that such exposure poses any harm.

The guidance follows the Department’s legal defeat earlier this year surrounding the release of such a guidance.

In 2014, public health researcher Joel Moskowitz of the University of California, Berkeley, sued the department after it refused to release the guidance to him. The Department said at the time that its guidance was merely an unapproved, incomplete draft that was not ready for public release and could needlessly raise alarm. In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle at the time, the Department further explained that it had shelved the guidance years ago in accordance with the latest stance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the time—and to this day—the CDC says that there is no definitive data on the subject and that “more research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.”

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Meet the legislator trying to do something about video game loot boxes

Ars Technica - 8 hours 43 min ago

Enlarge / What's in the box? (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson)

It’s been a rough holiday season for video game loot boxes. The increasingly common in-game microtransactions (usually just a few dollars each) offer a small chance at ultra-rare upgrades, cosmetic tweaks, and a much larger chance at being packed with common junk. Games like Forza Motorsport 7, Need for Speed Payback, and, of course, Star Wars Battlefront 2 are receiving a slew of critical and user ire for the way they push randomized sets of in-game items on players.

While plenty of gamers are fed up with the practice, one gamer who happens to be a Hawaiian state legislator is trying to do something about it.

Last month, state representative Chris Lee publicly launched his effort to pass legislation regulating the sales of video games with loot boxes in Hawaii. In a press conference flanked by religious and business leaders, parents, and affected gamers, he called out “predatory practices in online gaming and the significant financial consequences they can have on families.” Battlefront 2 got specific condemnation as a “Star Wars-themed online casino” in Lee’s telling.

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The best comedies on Netflix this January - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 44 min ago
The funniest movies and stand-up specials you can stream in the upcoming month.

The 49 best iPhone games - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 44 min ago
If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

Review: The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo to the very core

Ars Technica - 8 hours 59 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Marlowe Bangeman)

In 1995, after years of declining sales, Alfa Romeo stopped selling its 164 sedan and said goodbye to the US market. Fans of the Italian automaker—and I count myself among them—were crushed. I’ve owned a pair of Spiders—a 1973 and a 1982—and was once a card-carrying member of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. American Alfa fans watched from afar as the company continued launching new vehicles in Europe, hoping that the iconic badge would cross the Atlantic once more.

Those hopes came to fruition a few years ago when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns Alfa Romeo, began selling the 8C Competizione and a new 4C Spider. But if you want to crack the American market, you’re going to need more than a pair of pricey roadsters.

Earlier this year, we reviewed the Giulia Quadrifoglio, Alfa’s performance sedan, which my colleague Jonathan Gitlin reckons is one of the best cars he has driven this year. Convincing the folks who usually shop at Audi, BMW, and Lexus dealerships to take Alfa Romeo seriously requires more than a sporty sedan, however. That’s where the Stelvio comes in.

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The 45 best Android games of 2017 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 14 min ago
These are unequivocally the best Android games on the planet.

The future of driving -- and transport -- at CES 2018 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 44 min ago
Automakers and equipment suppliers will show off a host of amazing innovations at CES 2018 that will shape the future of transport.

Vizio M-Series (2017) review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 9 hours 44 min ago
If raw picture-quality-for-the-dollar is your main criterion in a new TV, look no further than the Vizio M-Series.

Best mobile games of 2017 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 44 min ago
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here are our picks of the best mobile games released in 2017 (so far).

NASA sees breathtaking clouds on Earth and beyond - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 44 min ago
Earth clouds are made of water and ice, but those mundane ingredients come together into structures of great beauty in NASA's most stunning cloud pictures.

Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

Ars Technica - 10 hours 14 min ago

Enlarge / One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The aircraft was the first real "stealth" aircraft, designed to have a radar cross section the size of "an eagle's eyeball". (credit: Lockheed Martin)

On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada. Looking more like a giant faceted gemstone than something designed to lift-off, the aircraft (nicknamed the "Hopeless Diamond") had been flown out to Groom Lake in parts aboard a Lockheed C-5 Galaxy cargo plane.

While much of the Hopeless Diamond was a conglomeration of spare parts from other existing aircraft, it was the first of a new breed—the progenitor of Stealth. Hopeless Diamond was the first of two technology demonstrators built for a program called "Have Blue," an initiative program spawned from a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency effort to create an aircraft that could evade the Soviet Union's increasingly sophisticated integrated air defense systems.

Forty years have passed since the Have Blue project's two demonstrator aircraft—built on a relative shoestring budget by Lockheed's Skunk Works—flew over the Nevada desert and ushered in a new era. Over time, the engineering, physics, and mathematics that created the Have Blue prototypes would be refined to create the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter and serve as the basis for the designs of the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

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