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Samsung Galaxy S10 leak points to 'punch hole' selfie cam - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 7:04pm
Also an in-display fingerprint sensor, the new One UI and three rear cameras.

Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 version 1809, promises quality changes

ZDnet Blogs - November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
After a delay of more than five weeks, Microsoft has resumed the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The company also promised sweeping changes in the way it approaches quality issues, including better communication with customers.
Categories: Opinion

Microsoft resumes rollout of Windows 10 version 1809, promises quality changes

ZDnet News - November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
After a delay of more than five weeks, Microsoft has resumed the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The company also promised sweeping changes in the way it approaches quality issues, including better communication with customers.

Sheriff Hopper’s Stranger Things ending is already decided, show has 'an arc' to it - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 6:57pm
David Harbour says he knows how the dad bod will end his strange story.

Red Hydrogen One review: No 3D glasses needed, just a big wallet - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - November 13, 2018 - 6:47pm
A Hollywood phone with a big budget and a disappointing ending.

Hellboy star says R-rating will reflect 'bit gory, a little bit horror film-y' movie - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 6:44pm
David Harbour gives us a taste of the next Hellboy movie coming next year.

Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of

Ars Technica - November 13, 2018 - 6:40pm

Enlarge / SONY DSC (credit: PK-REN, Jakarta, Indonesia )

On November 6, Boeing issued an update to Boeing 737 MAX aircrews. The change, directed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), came because Boeing had never provided guidance to pilots on what to do when part of an updated safety system malfunctioned—the very scenario that the pilots of Indonesia's Lion Air Flight 610 faced on October 29. Not knowing how to correct for the malfunction, the aircrew and their passengers were doomed. All aboard were lost as the aircraft crashed into the Java Sea.

First approved for commercial operation by the FAA on March 8, 2017, the MAX is just beginning to be delivered in large volumes. Lion Air was one of Boeing's primary foreign customers for the MAX, which is also flown by Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Air Canada. The Lion Air aircraft lost in the accident was virtually brand new, delivered by Boeing in August; this was the first accident involving an aircraft touted for its safety.

Update: But Boeing never told pilots about one key new safety feature—an automated anti-stall system—or how to troubleshoot its failure. The manual update raised an outcry from pilots in the US.

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Tovala Smart Oven Gen 2 review: Smarter styling and app improvements help this smart oven shine - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - November 13, 2018 - 6:29pm
Tovala improved the look of its smart steam oven, added more recipes and resources to the app and dropped the price.

SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

The Register - November 13, 2018 - 6:29pm
Brit user group presses for info and tools amid licensing fudge

SAP has used its annual British user shindig to big up reforms to internal structures and licensing – but customers wary over indirect access won't be won over easily.…

Amazon is getting more than $2 billion for NYC and Virginia expansions

Ars Technica - November 13, 2018 - 6:27pm

Enlarge / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on September 13, 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company's "second headquarters"—a massive $5 billion facility that would provide 50,000 white-collar jobs. On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed what had been widely reported: nobody would be getting this massive prize. Instead, the expansion would be split in half, with New York City and Arlington, Virginia, (just outside Washington, DC) each getting smaller facilities that will employ around 25,000 people each.

Amazon's Seattle offices will continue to be the company's largest and will continue to be Amazon's headquarters by any reasonable definition. But pretending to have three "headquarters" undoubtedly makes it easier for Amazon to coax taxpayer dollars out of local governments.

The announcement is underwhelming in other ways, too. The Washington, DC, area has been widely seen as the frontrunner since the competition was announced last year. When Amazon announced a list of 20 finalists, the region claimed three of those 20 spots, with separate entries for Northern Virginia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and the district itself. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post in 2013 and bought the largest house in Washington, DC, in 2016.

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US Chip Cards Are Being Compromised In the Millions

Slashdot - November 13, 2018 - 6:15pm
Categories: Geek, Opinion

Sony patent suggests next PlayStation controller will have touchscreen - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 6:13pm
We might see a new feature on the next DualShock.

Razer Phone 2 comes to AT&T this week for play on installment plan - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 6:12pm
Only AT&T will let you buy the $800 phone for as little as $27 a month.

First 5G cities in UK named by EE

BBC Technology News - November 13, 2018 - 6:06pm
The UK's big cities will be the first to get the futuristic mobile technology, says mobile operator.

Bay Area: How can we integrate e-scooters into our cities?

Ars Technica - November 13, 2018 - 6:05pm

Enlarge / People use a smartphone to unlock a LimeBike shared electric scooter on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Oakland, California, is just one of numerous American cities that have been transformed—for better or worse—by electric scooters.

Just earlier this month, a personal injury lawyer in Southern California filed a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking to take Bird, Lime, and the other scooter companies to task for their “draconian” terms of service.

Seeing our city streets become awash with these scooters almost overnight is something that local officials are trying to figure out how to deal with. Earlier this year, San Francisco famously imposed a moratorium while waiting to sort out a permitting process that would force companies to pay the city in order to operate their scooters about town.

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Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service

Ars Technica - November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

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Today, Google announced a new feature for its Project Fi cellular service: an always-on VPN. Project Fi's VPN previously was used to encrypt traffic while connecting to a network of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, but now Google will enable the VPN for all your traffic, be it over the LTE service or a Wi-Fi connection.

For now, the always-on VPN will need to be turned on in the Project Fi settings, where the feature is called "Enhanced Network" and labeled a "beta."

"When you enable our enhanced network, all of your mobile and Wi-Fi traffic will be encrypted and securely sent through our virtual private network (VPN) on every network you connect to, so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that others can’t see your online activity," Google's blog post says. "That includes Google—our VPN is designed so that your traffic isn’t tied to your Google account or phone number."

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China deletes 9,800 social media accounts of independent media - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 13, 2018 - 5:37pm
The government said the accounts published news that was sensational, vulgar or politically harmful.

PUBG’s “console exclusivity” ends, PS4 version out on Dec. 7 [Updated]

Ars Technica - November 13, 2018 - 5:37pm

PUBG Corp.

Update, November 13: One of gaming's worst-kept secrets has finally been confirmed: PUBG is coming to PS4 consoles. Specifically, on December 7, for $29.99. As of press time, additional digital bundles can also be preordered for $50 and $70, and these include the game's variety of confusing microtransaction currencies.

With an admission that "this probably doesn't come as a surprise" (see original report below), PUBG Corp. made a Tuesday announcement that its one-versus-99 shooting sensation will include a few PlayStation-exclusive cosmetic bonuses for all PS4 preorders: a Nathan Drake (Uncharted) outfit and an Ellie (The Last of Us) backpack.

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