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Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: Lenovo Flex 5 discounted, $250 iPad and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - 46 min 10 sec ago
Grab Lenovo's Flex 5, loaded with an Intel Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce MX130, for under $900.

Black Friday 2018 Pixel 3 deals Nov. 22: Free Pixel 3, $400 Pixel 3, $530 Pixel 3 XL - CNET

cNET.com - News - 47 min 2 sec ago
After you stuff yourself with turkey, you can buy a Pixel 3.

Ralph Breaks the Internet review: Sweet, cameo-filled ride through the web - CNET

cNET.com - News - 50 min 36 sec ago
The Wreck-It Ralph sequel is a hilarious story about friendship that just happens to take place online.

Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: Free iPhone XR, $750 off iPhone XS now; free $400 iPhone X gift card soon - CNET

cNET.com - News - 54 min 36 sec ago
The best iPhone discounts from Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy, Target and Walmart...and then some.

This impressive playable Lego grand piano has moving pieces - CNET

cNET.com - News - 54 min 40 sec ago
Tickle the tiny ivories on this intricately detailed Lego model of a concert piano.

Hyundai, Kia under federal investigation for engine defect recalls, report says - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 55 min 33 sec ago
The investigation is looking at whether the automakers conducted their recalls to the best of their abilities.

TalkTalk's £1.5bn 3-million home fibre broadband hopes on ice for now

The Register - 57 min 43 sec ago
FibreNation might exist but the expected sack of cash is yet to be announcned

TalkTalk's 3 million-home fibre splurge now has a name – FibreNation – but can no longer say it has £1.5bn at its disposal for the venture.…

This is what the 'Not Pink' Pixel 3 looks like under a macro lens - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 1 min ago
The understated pale pink Pixel 3 (the XL in this case) looks great up close under a macro lens.

Google adds indoor positioning to Android’s Find My Device

Ars Technica - 1 hour 3 min ago

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If you've ever lost your Android phone, it's usually a help to use Google's "Find My Device" service to see the phone's last known position on a map. As Google Maps get better and better, it makes sense to keep Find My Device up to date with the latest in mapping technology. With the latest update, Google is adding indoor mapping support to its lost device service.

While Google Maps has most of the great outdoors pretty well mapped, indoor mapping is the next great frontier. For indoor mapping, someone has to upload a floor plan to Google Maps and then set up some kind of indoor positioning system. Outdoor Google Maps can be powered by satellite imaging and photos from Street View cars, but there's no such shortcut for indoor maps, which require each individual building owner to enter data. Today you'll find indoor maps mostly for places like Airports, malls, stadiums, and other large businesses (here is an example). If you lose your device in one of these places and the indoor positioning system actually works, you'll now be able to get a pinpoint location in Find My Device.

This might actually work in your house someday, too. Google added 802.11mc support—AKA Wi-Fi Round Trip Time (RTT)—to Android 9 Pie, which allows Android devices to natively support precise indoor positioning and even indoor navigation. You'll need a constellation of Wi-Fi RTT-compatible routers for indoor positioning to actually work, and no consumer routers actually support it yet. Google has promised Wi-Fi RTT support will come to the Google Wi-Fi mesh router before the end of the year, though.

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Black Friday 2018 deals: iPad for $250, HP touchscreen laptop for $530 and other gaming PC, Chromebook, tablet sales - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 6 min ago
We've just added new deals from Origin PC and Alienware, and some are available now.

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Philips Hue kits, Ecobee thermostats, Echo Sub bundles all available now - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 9 min ago
We're tracking the best smart-home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more. Here's our full list -- including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates.

OnePlus 6T review: A hero phone without the sky-high price - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 13 min ago
Featuring a novel in-screen fingerprint reader, the OnePlus 6T is neck-and-neck with other marquee phones that are way more expensive.

Amazon customers’ names and email addresses disclosed by website error

Ars Technica - 1 hour 14 min ago

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Amazon customers woke up on Wednesday to an email saying a technical error caused the site to disclose their names and email addresses. While Amazon officials have said the emails are authentic, they aren’t providing additional details beyond what’s in the extremely terse communication.

Wednesday’s email doesn’t say how long customers’ personal details were disclosed or precisely where on the site the disclosure took place. It’s also not clear how many customers received the email and whether a geographic location, specific purchase, or other common thread caused certain customers to be affected.

Below is the text of an email sent to one Amazon customer:

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