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F*** = off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 10:22pm
No sex, please, we're the Chocolate Factory

Googlers must clean up their language at work as the online ads giant is cracking down on references to, ahem, carnal knowledge in internal web links and documents.…

Ghostbusters World hands-on: We ain't afraid of these AR ghosts - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 10:14pm
We test out the new Pokemon Go-like game where we gotta catch all the ghouls.

Verizon declares success, says Florida network is back up after hurricane

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 10:12pm

Enlarge / PANAMA CITY, Fla. - OCTOBER 19: Mark Mauldin hangs a sign near the front of his property expressing his dissatisfaction with his Verizon cell phone service following Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10. (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson )

Verizon Wireless service is back up and running "essentially everywhere" throughout the area hit by Hurricane Michael, the company said today.

"Verizon engineers and fiber crews have been working around the clock after unprecedented damage to our fiber infrastructure caused by the most intense storm in history to make landfall in the Panhandle," Verizon's announcement said. "Services for our customers and first responders are back up and running today, providing wireless coverage essentially everywhere it was before Hurricane Michael hit."

Verizon had faced repeated criticism from Florida Governor Rick Scott, who said Verizon lagged behind AT&T and other carriers in restoring service after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall on October 10. Scott last week suggested that Verizon misled the public about its post-hurricane recovery, saying that Verizon's claim of covering "98 percent of Florida" was only accurate because it included customers "hundreds of miles away from impacted areas."

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LEGO DC Super-Villains is more of the same, and that’s just fine

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 10:01pm

Enlarge / Never fear, the... Justice Syndicate is here? (credit: Traveller's Tales)

Traveller’s Tales has been developing licensed Lego games for more than a decade now, and though the series has made some leaps and bounds, the core formula remains the same: jump into a familiar pop-culture universe, embody Lego-fied versions of your favorite characters, and play through a story that involves action-adventure gameplay and lots of scenery smashing.

Lego DC Super-Villains is comforting in its familiarity, like a favorite meal that always makes you feel better. The character creator adds a new mechanic while fitting neatly into the story, and there’s enough content to keep players occupied for dozens of hours. It’s not particularly challenging, and gameplay remains largely the same. But there’s enough heart and humor to make Lego DC Super-Villains an enjoyable adventure.

No more heroes

Unlike the previous Lego games in the DC universe, Lego DC Super-Villains puts you squarely on the side of chaos, working alongside baddies like the Joker, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn. When a mysterious group from an alternate Earth pops up and banishes the Justice League, it’s open season for the villains of Metropolis and Gotham—at least until the so-called “Justice Syndicate” starts showing its true colors. Evil colors.

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Razer loses mobile chief right after launching Razer Phone 2 - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:54pm
He's making the switch from phones to drones.

Tiny NASA spacecraft snaps its first view of Mars - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:45pm
A dainty CubeSat becomes the first of its kind to take a Martian snapshot.

Facebook's Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe is leaving - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:43pm
Iribe is among a string of executives to leave the social media company.

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 9:41pm
Database creator explains Christian-based rules to El Reg

Open-source database SQLite has told its developers it expects them to follow Christ, love chastity, clothe the naked, and not murder, steal, nor sleep with their colleagues' spouses.…

Report: Intel is cancelling its 10nm process. Intel: No, we’re not

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 9:34pm

Media reports published today that Intel is ending work on the 10nm process are untrue. We are making good progress on 10nm. Yields are improving consistent with the timeline we shared during our last earnings report.

— Intel News (@intelnews) October 22, 2018

Earlier today, it was reported that Intel is cancelling its troublesome 10nm manufacturing process. In an unusual response, the company has tweeted an official denial of the claims.

Development of Intel's 10nm process has been difficult. Intel was very ambitious with its 10nm process—planning to increase the transistor density by something like 2.7 times—and wanted to use a number of exotic technologies to get there. It turned out that the company had bitten off more than it could chew: yields were very low, which is to say that most of the chips being manufactured were defective.

In a bid to recover, Intel is now striving for a less ambitious scaling (though still more than double the transistor density of its 14nm process). It has one oddball processor on the market: the Cannon Lake core i3-8121U. Unusually for this kind of processor, the integrated GPU has been disabled. That's because they're not working; the GPUs use different designs for their logic than the CPUs, and these designs are proving particularly troublesome.

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Ring's redesigned Stick Up Cams want a spot inside your home - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 22, 2018 - 9:34pm
The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery are the first indoor cameras for the Amazon brand.

Ford will start testing self-driving cars in Washington, DC - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:22pm
The Blue Oval will be the first developer to test in our nation's capital, but it probably won't be the last.

Get patching, if you can: Grave TCP/IP flaws in FreeRTOS leave IoT gear open to mass hijacking

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 9:05pm
AWS-stewarded net-connected platform has multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities

Serious security flaws in FreeRTOS – an operating system kernel used in countless internet-connected devices and embedded electronics – can be potentially exploited over the network to commandeer kit.…

Faraday Future cuts wages by 20 percent, lays off staff amid financial woes - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 8:59pm
In a statement, Faraday Future pins the blame on investor Evergrande.

White House wants to borrow tech workers from Google, Amazon, says report - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 8:42pm
Trump administration reportedly wants tech giants to make it easy for workers to take leaves of absence to help the government modernize.

Remember that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 8:20pm
Server maker drags Bloomberg in note to customers, watchdog, still checking its motherboards

The computer server maker at the center of a dramatic secret Chinese spy-chip story has again insisted the yarn is wrong, and called the whole thing "technically implausible."…

The great Facebook exodus - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 8:14pm
Founders of companies acquired by Facebook continue to unfriend their parent company.

Asus' creation-targeted, redesigned AiO 27 now available - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 22, 2018 - 8:07pm
By moving the guts of the system to the base rather than cramming them into the display, Asus was able to add notable capabilities.

The Hate U Give redefines the teen superhero for 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 8:03pm
Amandla Stenberg burns bright with her pitch-perfect Starr turn in the adaptation of Angie Thomas' bestselling novel.

Verizon's buy one, get one iPhone XR deal is better than Sprint's - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 7:57pm
You don't need a premium trade-in to score a free XR from Verizon.

Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair is up for auction - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 7:40pm
The late physicist was "renowned for being a rather wild driver," auction house Christie's notes.

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