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Apple's Peloton patent connects moving self-driving cars to boost efficiency - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:40pm
Peloton would allow vehicles to connect physically to one another and share battery power for more efficient travel.

Facebook's Messenger makeover focuses on simplicity - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:40pm
The messaging app, which counts more than 1.3 billion users, is cutting down on the number of tabs, adding a "dark mode" and other seemingly modernizing features.

Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

The Register - October 23, 2018 - 8:35pm
Oh, and many of the stereotypes of Gen Z are wrong

A new survey of teenagers reveals that children from poorer households use the internet more than those from richer homes, upending a common assumption about our online lives.…

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) review: Small upgrades sweeten the deal just a bit - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 23, 2018 - 8:34pm
The latest HD 8 isn't much of an upgrade over last year's model, but the "always-ready" hands-free Alexa feature is a nice addition to what remains the best tablet value.

A look at 3200 Phaethon: A big, bizarre, blue asteroid we plan to visit - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:31pm
New research suggests the "rock comet" is weirder than previously thought.

Google Play is upgrading previously purchased movies to 4K for free - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:26pm
4K movies on Google's platform now cost less, too

OnePlus 6T: Every detail and rumor so far - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:04pm
It'll definitely have an in-display fingerprint scanner -- and we know lots more.

RIP Charles Wang: Computer Associates cofounder dies aged 74

The Register - October 23, 2018 - 8:02pm
Cancer claims life of the poster child for computing excess

Charles Wang, the cofounder of Computer Associates – latterly CA Technologies – has died of lung cancer at the age of 74, an attorney representing his family has confirmed.…

MoviePass could be spun off into a separate public company - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 8:01pm
It's been a turbulent year for the movie-ticket subscription service.

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

The Register - October 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Three urgent changes Redmond must make to stop the QA crisis

Comment Windows isn't working – and Microsoft urgently needs to change how it develops the platform, and jettison three filthy practices it has acquired in recent years.…

Inventor Simone Giertz wants you to give yourself a gold star every day - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 7:48pm
This is used to enforce a habit -- exercise, yoga, meditation, flossing, writing or even putting your phone away at dinner.

DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to certified chargers [Update]

Ars Technica - October 23, 2018 - 7:33pm

Enlarge / The Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. (credit: Ron Amadeo)

Google's Pixel 3 smartphone is shipping out to the masses, and people hoping to take advantage of the new Qi wireless charging capabilities have run into a big surprise. For some unexplained reason, Google is locking out third-party Qi chargers from reaching the highest charging speeds on the Pixel 3. Third-party chargers are capped to a pokey 5W charging speed. If you want 10 watts of wireless charging, Google hopes you will invest in its outrageously priced Pixel Stand, which is $79.

Android Police reports that a reader purchased an Anker wireless charger for their Pixel 3, and, after noticing the slow charging speed, this person contacted the company. Anker confirmed that something screwy was going on with Google's charging support, saying "Pixel sets a limitation for third-party charging accessories and we are afraid that even our fast wireless charger can only provide 5W for these 2x devices."

Normally we would chalk this up to some kind of bug, but apparently Google told Android Police that this was on purpose. The site doesn't have a direct quote, but it writes that, after reaching out to Google PR, it was "told that the Pixel 3 would charge at 10W on the Pixel Stand [and that] due to a 'secure handshake' being established that third-party chargers would indeed be limited to 5W." We've asked Google why it is doing this and will update this article if we hear back, but it's hard to imagine a justification for this.

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Ford, Avis Budget will bring connectivity to over 35,000 rental cars - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
It won't magically unlock with your phone, but it could make parts of the rental process easier to handle.

Oculus reconfirms “future version of Rift” amid PC cancellation rumors

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

Enlarge / An Oculus Rift photo montage from Oculus Connect. (credit: Kyle Orland)

Oculus has reaffirmed it's working on a new version of its PC-based Rift hardware. That affirmation follows a report from TechCrunch suggesting the cancellation of the "Rift 2" was behind the sudden departure of Oculus co-founder and former CEO Brendan Iribe, announced just yesterday.

Iribe, who stepped down as CEO to help lead Oculus' PC/Rift division in late 2016, announced his departure from the company on Facebook Monday. Iribe said he was "deeply proud and grateful for" the work he'd done with Oculus and that "although we're still far from delivering the magical smart glasses we all dream about, now they are nearly within our reach." That said, leaving the company "will be the first real break I've taken in over 20 years," he wrote. "It's time to recharge, reflect, and be creative."

The TechCrunch report, though, cites an unnamed source "close to the matter" in saying Iribe had actually grown frustrated with "fundamentally different views on the future of Oculus that grew deeper over time" and was concerned about a "race to the bottom" in terms of performance. That suggests Iribe may not have been happy with the increased focus on the recently announced Oculus Quest, a $400 standalone headset powered by a mobile system-on-a-chip.

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OnePlus 6T may have leaked on German retail website - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 7:19pm
The listing seems to confirm a slightly higher price and certain specs.

Every Apple TV show and series announced so far - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 7:18pm
A complete list of everything on Apple’s increasingly deep bench of original programming.

Rita Ora: 'I was obsessed with online comments'

BBC Technology News - October 23, 2018 - 7:16pm
Rita Ora says women are often bullied online for the way they look and she too has felt the effects.

iPhone XR: Apple's version of a 'value' phone (The 3:59, Ep. 478) - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 23, 2018 - 7:16pm
We delve into the new phone's screen, camera and more.

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