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American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

The Register - 1 hour 16 min ago
California traveler wants damages for allegedly being made to open mobe, miss flight

A California man is suing the US government for civil rights violations after he was apparently detained and forced to unlock his phone at an American airport.…

The Steam Awards kick off the Steam Winter Sale on Dec. 20 - CNET - News - 1 hour 23 min ago
Cast your vote for the best games of 2018 and then (maybe) get a deal on them.

Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo's top 2-in-1 perfected - CNET - Reviews - 1 hour 33 min ago
Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C930, adding a trio of useful features that make this premium laptop tough to beat.

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now fully available—for “advanced” users

Ars Technica - 1 hour 43 min ago

Enlarge / Who doesn't love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr)

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, continues to limp out of the door. While the data-loss bug that saw its release entirely halted has been fixed, other blocking issues have restricted its rollout. It has so far only been available to those who manually check Windows Update for updates, and even there, Microsoft has restricted the speed at which it's distributed.

This particular speed bump has now been removed, and manual checking for updates is now unthrottled. That means a manual check for updates will kick off the update process so long as your system isn't actively blacklisted (and there are a few outstanding incompatibilities that mean it could be).

Microsoft is saying that this upgrade route is for "advanced" users. Everyone else should wait for the fully automatic deployment, which doesn't seem to have started yet. That'll have its own set of throttles and perhaps even new blacklists if further problems are detected. A number of the remaining compatibility problems are more likely to strike corporate users, as they involve corporate VPN and security software. Companies will need to apply the relevant patches for the third-party applications before they can roll out the Windows 10 update.

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Here's every Galaxy S phone since 2010 - CNET - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
We look back on the Galaxy evolution over the last nine years.

How to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack for free - CNET - News - 2 hours 6 min ago
Even if you haven't seen the show, the music offers a fascinating, toe-tapping, semiaccurate history lesson. There are at least three ways to hear it without spending a penny.

Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand

Ars Technica - 2 hours 17 min ago

Enlarge / Two layers of one of the materials used in this work. (credit: The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database)

We seem to be on the cusp of a revolution in storage. Various technologies have been demonstrated that have speed approaching that of current RAM chips but can hold on to the memory when the power shuts off—all without the long-term degradation that flash experiences. Some of these, like phase-change memory and Intel's Optane, have even made it to market. But, so far at least, issues with price and capacity have kept them from widespread adoption.

But that hasn't discouraged researchers from continuing to look for the next greatest thing. In this week's edition, a joint NIST-Purdue University team has used a material that can form atomically thin sheets to make a new form of resistance-based memory. This material can be written in nanoseconds and hold on to that memory without power. The memory appears to work via a fundamentally different mechanism from previous resistance-RAM technologies, but there's a small hitch: we're not actually sure how it works.

The persistence of memristors

There is a series of partly overlapping memory storage technologies that are based on changes in electrical resistance. These are sometimes termed ReRAM and can include memristors. The basic idea is that a material can hold a bit that is read based on whether the electrical resistance is high or whether electrons flow through like it was a metal. In some of these, the resistance can be set across a spectrum that can be divided up, potentially allowing a single piece of material to hold more than one bit.

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iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: What iPhone should you buy? - CNET - News - 2 hours 21 min ago
How does Apple's most affordable 2018 iPhone compare to the discounted iPhone 8 Plus of last year?

Newsflash: Twitter still toxic place for women, particular those of color, Amnesty study finds

The Register - 2 hours 35 min ago
Journos, politicos trolled, abused 'once every 30 secs'

In March, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promised to stem the tide of toxic content that has plagued his antisocial network for years.…

Charter settlement means up to $150 in refunds for some customers - CNET - News - 2 hours 41 min ago
Customers will receive refunds and free streaming service.

Instagram stickers now let you send music, ask questions live - CNET - News - 2 hours 54 min ago
More ways to interact with friends and Instagram celebrities.

VW estimates 342-mile electric range from I.D. hatchback, pricing near diesels - Roadshow - News - 3 hours 5 min ago
The information came in the form of an almost-overlooked tweet.

Study: Twitter is a 'toxic place' for women - CNET - News - 3 hours 26 min ago
Female journalists and politicians received a "problematic" or "abusive" tweet every 30 seconds on average, says a study by Amnesty International and Element AI.

Trump revives US Space Command for military operations - CNET - News - 3 hours 26 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence also says Space Force is still on the table.

Scrubtastic end to 2018 as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace all opt for another day on Earth

The Register - 3 hours 29 min ago
But spare a thought for 'nauts coming home in punctured Soyuz

Roundup It's been a packed week to round out the year for rocket fans still giddy from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo sub-orbital jaunt.…

Netflix makes the case for a stay-at-home New Year's Eve - CNET - News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Two surveys claim that most people would rather stay in for New Year's Eve. Of course, that's good news for Netflix.

Twitter rolls out easier way to switch between latest and top tweets - CNET - News - 3 hours 55 min ago
Sometimes you just don't want to see tweets from last night's basketball game on your timeline.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe starts at $136,500 with a V8 - Roadshow - News - 4 hours 18 min ago
Pricing for the I6 model isn't out yet, because the V8 variants hit dealerships first.

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