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Amazon reportedly fires workers in seller scam crackdown - CNET

cNET.com - News - 52 min 53 sec ago
The company was investigating reports about data leaks and bribes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Get 3 months of no-contract Mint Mobile cell service for free* - CNET

cNET.com - News - 53 min 2 sec ago
Actually, it's $20 up front, but you immediately get that cash back in the form of, well, cash back! Your only cost is a few bucks in taxes and fees. Plus: Get a neck/shoulder massager for just $40.

Here’s why China’s launch to the far side of the Moon is a big deal

Ars Technica - 54 min 1 sec ago

Enlarge / China launches Chang'e-4 lunar probe in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 8, 2018. (credit: Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing via Getty Images)

Late last week, China launched an ambitious mission that will send a lander and rover to the far side of the Moon. This Chang'e-4 spacecraft represents a significant achievement for China, as no other nation has ever softly landed a rover on the side of the Moon facing away from Earth.

If successful, this mission will carry out several lines of important scientific research on the still somewhat unknown far side of the Moon. However, the launch and landing of Chang'e-4 also helps to reveal the full scope of China's spaceflight ambitions and how the space program furthers the country's ambitious geopolitical goals. In this post, we try to unpack some of the implications.

What happened?

On Saturday morning (local time in China) a Long March 3B rocket sent a 4-ton lander and a 140kg rover into space, and then this Chang'e-4 spacecraft performed a trans-lunar injection to send it flying toward the Moon. The spacecraft should reach lunar orbit on Wednesday.

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Huawei Honor View20 and Samsung A8s have hole-punch cameras

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Two smartphones with cameras encircled by their screens are launched within hours of each other.

Apple's HomePod is back to its Black Friday price of $250 at Target - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 9 min ago
That's $100 off the retail price you'd pay at the Apple Store.

New Stranger Things 3 teaser confirms 2019 release, reveals episode titles

Ars Technica - 1 hour 13 min ago

Netflix, YouTube

As 2018 comes to a close, Stranger Things fans continue to wait (somewhat) patiently for season three. Netflix has a bunch of new hints about next season's adventures with a new teaser trailer that dropped Sunday and includes episode titles for the forthcoming season:

  • Suzie, Do You Copy?
  • The Mall Rats
  • The Case of the Missing Lifeguard
  • The Sauna Test
  • The Source
  • The Birthday
  • The Bite
  • The Battle of Starcourt

The episode titles play over the show's recognizable intro sequence, featuring that foreboding, electronic theme song that many have come to associate with the antics of Mike, Eleven, Steve, Nancy, and the rest of the gang in Hawkins, Indiana.

The final lines of the teaser tell us that "the adventure continues" in the summer of 1985, the time period in which most of the third season will likely take place. The teaser also confirms what has been rumored for some time: the third season will debut sometime in 2019.

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Xbox One bundles drop as low as $220 at Walmart - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Get the Xbox One S with games like Battlefield V and NBA 2K19 at prices better than Black Friday.

CNET Book Club: Holiday 2018 gift guide special - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 23 min ago
Find a great gift idea with these books that are only available, or only really work, in physical dead-tree form, from a lavishly illustrated history of Dungeons and Dragons to the creativity-inspiring Wonderbook.

Google Doodle celebrates Nazi Germany survivor Nelly Sachs - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 26 min ago
The poet and playwright, who fled into exile in the early days of World War II, would've been 127 Monday.

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner

The Register - 1 hour 26 min ago
Sweet Jesus! It includes Brussels sprouts

Nothing says festive fun like a Chrimbo dinner encased in lovely crispy batter, and as luck would have it, a chippy north of the border is serving up such a wonder to its clientele.…

Deal alert: The 2018 iPad is back to its Black Friday sale price of $250 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Get $80 off at Target on the 32GB or 128GB versions.

China's new games censors take tough stance

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 35 min ago
A panel of experts bans nine mobile games and sends another 11 back for changes.

Ars Technica’s ultimate board game buyer’s guide, 2018 edition

Ars Technica - 1 hour 53 min ago

If there's one thing board gamers love more than playing games, it's buying them. And what better time of year to stock up on games for a loved one (or yourself) than the holidays? But with so many options coming out of a booming board game industry, narrowing down the choices can be a pain.

Friends, you're in the right place. Whether you're a board game newbie or someone who's been in the hobby for years, we've got something for everyone below. For 2018, we've updated our massive 10,000-word guide by adding new entries, deleting others, and generally just bringing things up to date with our current recommendations. Entries are organized generally into categories, so you can jump around to the stuff that interests you most (some games could arguably be included in several categories, of course).

If we've missed your go-to recommendations, be sure to share them in the comments below.

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Europe's influence over US tech was more formidable than ever in 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 53 min ago
From GDPR to antitrust to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Europe is always looking over Silicon Valley's shoulder.

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

The Register - 2 hours 3 min ago
Yeah, how about you work for us...

Digital minister Margot James reckons Brits need to "get over" their concerns about privacy and cyber security and let the government assign them with ID cards.…

HP Chromebook x2 review: Gives Surface Pro, Pixel Slate, iPad Pro a run for their money - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 15 min ago
The x2 strikes a nearly perfect balance between laptop and tablet -- at a Chromebook price.

Elon Musk has 'no respect' for US regulator

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 19 min ago
Tesla's co-founder says he has no respect for the regulator, which fined him over tweets about making the company private.

Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 22 min ago
The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers.

2020 Volkswagen Passat Prototype first drive review: Staying the course - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 23 min ago
VW’s refreshed Passat gets a new look, more torque and different features across its trim levels.

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 23 min ago
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still viable (and cheaper) phone options than Apple's 2018 phones. And they need protection. Here's our picks for the top iPhone 8/Plus cases in 2018.

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