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0 - 200 GB
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Dell melts in face of investor dissent, ups offer for Class V stock

The Register - 1 hour 35 min ago
Guess what happens? Stockholders thaw to idea of cashing in

Dell Technologies has upped the buy price for Class V stock to win support from shareholders that threatened to block the proposed transaction and hinder the company’s return to the US stock market.…

Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all

Ars Technica - 1 hour 39 min ago

Enlarge / High-five, Eevee! (credit: Nintendo)

Earlier this year, I took the world's first "true" console Pokémon games for a press-demo spin, and I was almost instantly... bored.

The new (optional) Poké Ball-shaped controller was uncomfortable. The waggle-loaded capturing system was simplistic. The E3 demo's brief gameplay slice was repetitive. And the zone was one fans have played through a zillion times. Pokémon was coming to Nintendo Switch, alright, but this was not the "Generation 8" many fans had hoped for.

Yet something about that brief glimpse at Pokémon Let's Go put a little worm into my brain. (Probably a Weedle.) Weeks later, I wondered: Is there something here? Was Nintendo breaking down the sinewy tissue of age-old JRPGs in a way that seems boring in a crowded expo hall but might prove perfect for a lengthy, semi-portable adventure?

Especially for someone who—let's face it—never fit Pokémon into his gaming diet?

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Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

The Register - 2 hours 6 min ago
First UK conviction for reckless UAV flying

A Russian-speaking man from Cambridgeshire has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of illegally flying a drone beneath a police helicopter during a search operation.…

Get a Tile Pro four-pack and Echo Dot for $100 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 9 min ago
It's the end of our 10 Days of Deals, and we leave you with Tile's best trackers and Amazon's latest smart speaker for a great price.

Rocket Report: SpaceX gets top clearance, Europe job cuts, Russian plans

Ars Technica - 2 hours 10 min ago

Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly. (credit: Arianespace/Aurich Lawson)

Welcome to Edition 1.26 of the Rocket Report! This week, we have plenty of news to share about successes at Rocket Lab, as well as an important launch for India's space program. We also link to an in-depth feature on the past, present, and future of Japan's launch industry.

As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

Rocket Lab enters its operational phase. Rocket Lab has moved from a company testing a rocket to one that has truly begun commercial operations. With the third flight of its Electron booster, the company delivered seven different satellites into orbit as part of its first fully commercial spaceflight. "The world is waking up to the new normal," the company's founder and chief executive, Peter Beck, said.

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

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 24 min ago
See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.

Whales are stressed out by climate change, and it shows in their earwax

Ars Technica - 2 hours 24 min ago

Enlarge / A whale earplug, showing the layers accumulated across a lifetime, and the corresponding cortisol levels. (credit: Nature Communications)

In a whale’s earwax lie clues to its entire life. Some species of whale build up large “earplugs” of fatty, waxy material that can trap hints about the hormones that coursed through the beast and the pollutants it swam through.

In a paper published this month in Nature Communications, researchers used earplugs recovered from 20 whales to explore how their stress levels have responded to changes over the last 200 years. They found that the whales’ stress levels moved in concert with being hunted, rising as whaling levels reached fever pitch, and plummeting as whaling levels reduced. But since the 1970s, stress levels have been steadily climbing again, keeping step with warming ocean waters.

The ear is the window to a whale’s soul

Tracking even the most obvious behaviors in wild animals can be a tricky business—for instance, nobody knows for sure where great white sharks go to breed. Even knowing how many animals there are in a population can be difficult. Figuring out how stressed whales have been is a near-impossible task, but a crucial one: stress affects the health of individual whales, which in turn affects the health of the population. So tracking stress levels could be useful for developing a comprehensive whale conservation strategy.

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Digital minister Margot James says phone and broadband firms must "play by the rules".

EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

The Register - 2 hours 50 min ago
EE: We're sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that's... unjustified and disproportionate!

The UK's comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts before they were due to expire.…

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 8 min ago
Tens of thousands of pilots trained in a tiny, mechanical flight simulator which has been restored.

The Realme 2 is a surprisingly good $120 phone - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 3 hours 9 min ago
Though you'll have to settle for a low-resolution display, you do get dual cameras and a big 4,230-mAh battery.

OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship

The Register - 3 hours 20 min ago
Not the best at anything, but a solid, great value performer

Review What if Huawei used OnePlus's Oxygen UI, I found myself musing recently. Wouldn't it be the perfect package? Huawei's amazing RF performance, and bleeding-edge tech, with a UI that didn't actually suck?…

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

The Register - 3 hours 50 min ago
Swipe – open toilet door – and swipe again

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Work out loud," my prospective new employer tells me, adding that "we are a team, not a family". Sister Sledge need not apply.…

2018 Nissan Kicks review: Kickin’ it quirky - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 4 hours 9 min ago
The subcompact Nissan Kicks mixes youthful style with real-world functionality.

128-layer flash flood to come roaring down the Yangtze in 2020 – report

The Register - 4 hours 20 min ago
Chinese fabber YMTC has cunning tech catch-up plan

China's Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) aims to leapfrog 96-layer NAND and move straight to the production of 128-layer flash in 2020, according to a report.…

Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

The Register - 4 hours 51 min ago
Says company that sells switching services

Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

Julian Assange apparently charged under seal, prosecutors reveal - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 55 min ago
WikiLeaks founder's name inadvertently appears in filing in unrelated case.

Apple products you shouldn't buy (November 2018 edition)

ZDnet News - 5 hours 9 min ago
While Apple carried out a big refresh of its hardware lineup in September and October, refreshing the iPhones, iPad Pro, and some of the Macs, there are plenty of other Apple products you should avoid buying in the run up to the holidays.

iPhone XR photos, and how Portrait Mode works - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 39 min ago
A look at some of the photos I took with Apple's newest iPhone (and a test of Portrait Mode's limits).

The 41 best VR games - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 54 min ago
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites.

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