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Facebook teams with Sphero to bring computer science to more schools - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:26pm
CodeFWD aims to increase the number of underrepresented and female students learning to code.

Verizon outage knocks out service across the US - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:20pm
States in the Northeast, Midwest and South are reportedly affected.

Would you spend 30 hours in a coffin to win $300? - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:19pm
You might think a coffin is the last thing you need, but if you can hang out in one for just 30 hours, you can win big.

Why Mojave’s dark mode isn’t dark enough

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 8:18pm

The days of getting overly excited about an OS release have passed for me. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky or maybe operating systems reached "good enough" status a while ago. But either way, it's not something I get worked up for.

But I'll cop to being curious to try out Mojave's dark mode. I browse Ars with our in-house dark mode (you'll find it in the upper-right three-bar hamburger menu if you haven't tried it yourself yet), I use night mode on Twitter, and I find myself more comfortable with darker interfaces these days.

I upgraded to Mojave on my iMac yesterday and found the installer had already pre-selected the dark option for me, presumably because I ran the dark menu bar on High Sierra. Seemed like a good sign.

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3D-printed gun controversy: Everything you need to know - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:15pm
Here's a breakdown of the debate that pits free speech and gun rights against public safety.

America cooks up its flavor of GDPR – and Google's over the moon

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 8:13pm
But Uncle Sam has already ruled out any actual laws and fines for breaking rules

The US government has started the process to create new rules on safeguarding America's online privacy, opening a "request for comments" on its initial proposal.…

NASA spots still-silent Opportunity rover on Mars - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:12pm
NASA's eye-in-the-sky orbiter snaps a distant look at the dusty rover.

Solo: A Star Wars Story now on Blu-ray, Digital HD: Every way to watch - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:09pm
Han Solo's origin movie is ready for home viewing.

Uber wins key ruling in its fight against treating drivers as employees

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 8:02pm

Enlarge (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court handed Uber a significant win Tuesday in its battle to avoid having its drivers declared to be legal employees. Uber has asked the courts to throw out the lawsuit, because Uber's driver agreement requires this kind of dispute to be handled in private arbitration instead—an endorsement that the 9th Circuit Appeals Court has now accepted.

Uber says that its drivers are legally independent contractors, not employees. That's significant because federal law strictly regulates the relationship between employers and employees. Employees are guaranteed to earn federal minimum wage and are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. Uber employees, in contrast, are paid by the ride and might earn much less than minimum wage if they drive at a slow time of day.

California law also gives employees the right to be reimbursed for expenses they incur on the job, which would be significant for Uber drivers who otherwise are responsible for gas, maintenance, insurance, and other expenses of operating an Uber vehicle.

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How to watch Microsoft's Inside Xbox stream: Forza 4, Xbox updates and more - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 7:46pm
Microsoft has taken over Goodwood Estate in Britain to show off Forza Horizon 4 -- and there may be other surprises, too.

iPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Just how much better is the new camera? - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 7:46pm
Looks like the same dual 12-megapixel cameras as last year. Trust us, they’re not.

Toyota will stop supporting Pandora, OpenTable apps in November - Roadshow - News - September 25, 2018 - 7:37pm
The icons can't be removed from the Entune App Suite display, so they'll just throw error messages.

Apple stole Qualcomm chip secrets and gave them to Intel, Qualcomm claims

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 7:31pm

Enlarge / The iPhone XS and XS Max. (credit: Apple)

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing modem-chip designs and giving them to Intel in order to help Intel make cellular chips that could be used in iPhones at lower prices than those charged by Qualcomm.

"Apple has engaged in a years-long campaign of false promises, stealth, and subterfuge designed to steal Qualcomm's confidential information and trade secrets for the purpose of improving the performance and accelerating time to market of lower-quality modem chipsets, including those developed by Intel Corporation, competitor of Qualcomm, to render such chipsets useable in Apple iPhones and other devices, with the ultimate goal of diverting Qualcomm's Apple-based business to Intel," Qualcomm wrote in a proposed amended complaint.

Apple started switching from Intel to Qualcomm modem chips in iPhones and other devices in 2011 when it launched the Verizon version of the iPhone 4, Qualcomm said. But Apple began switching back to Intel chips in some iPhone models in 2016, apparently to get lower prices despite the Intel chips' lower performance. Qualcomm alleges that the switch to Intel in 2016 and Intel chip improvements since then were aided by Apple's illegal actions.

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Who are DC's Birds of Prey? A look at the superhero team as its movie draws closer - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 7:23pm
The female superteam is due to get a movie in 2020, but the squad's been around since 1996.

Dealmaster: Get Red Dead Redemption 2 bundled with a PS4 Pro at no extra cost

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 7:23pm

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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a new bundle that pairs Red Dead Redemption 2 with Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro console for the latter's usual $400 retail price.

Now, PS4 Pro bundles are nothing new, and there will inevitably be chances to score the console and game for less than $400 after Rockstar's latest is out. But stock of the PS4 Pro has been somewhat sporadic on its own, so if you're interested in the 4K-ready console and plan to buy Red Dead Redemption 2 anyway, it's a decent savings off the bat.

As for whether the PS4 Pro is worth it in the first place, that'll depend on how much stock you put in 4K gaming. The standard PS4 can play in HDR, and generally speaking there's little reason to pay more if you're using a 1080p TV or 1440p monitor. Still, even if it's not a generational leap, the Pro does make many games look and run smoother on higher-end screens.

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Flying cars are coming soon... well, maybe (The 3:59, Ep. 463) - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 7:03pm
A look at UberAir's ambitions, Instagram co-founders' exit from Facebook, and iPhone XS sales.

Fortnite season 6 is coming Thursday: Here's what we know so far - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 6:53pm
An official release date, some Twitter teasers and early patch notes give us plenty of things to ponder.

Meet the Science Fair star who almost failed math class - CNET - News - September 25, 2018 - 6:48pm
Robbie Barrat, a brilliant teen featured in the new documentary about young high-achievers, is a great reminder that kids learn in all kinds of ways.

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