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New York Times TechOct 23, 2019
Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing
Scientists at a company lab said they had taken a big step toward creating a machine that would make today's supercomputers look like toys.

Washington Post TechOct 23, 2019
Forty-six attorneys general have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook
Forty-six attorneys general have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook, the states announced Tuesday, commencing a high-stakes, sweeping bipartisan probe of the tech giant.

CNET NewsOct 23, 2019
2019 Tokyo Motor Show recap: Debuts from Mazda, Subaru, Toyota and more - Roadshow
Whether you're after electric cars, sports cars or something out of left field, Tokyo's got it.

Suzuki debuts a duo of too-cute concepts at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show - Roadshow (CNET News)
New Subaru Levorg debuts in Tokyo, here's what it means for the US - Roadshow (CNET News)

Washington Post TechOct 23, 2019
The Technology 202: Joe Biden fundraises off Facebook's discovery of Russian campaigns against him
It's not just tech companies that are in a position of relative strength since 2016.

Toyota unit partners with Israel's OurCrowd in search for auto tech (Reuters Technology)
Startup founders share why they attend TechCrunch Disrupt (TechCrunch)

TechCrunchOct 23, 2019
Amazon expands its in-store pickup service, Counter, to thousands more stores
Amazon Counter's, the online retailer's in-store pickup option that launched this summer at 100 Rite Aid locations in the U.S., is now expanding. The company announced today the service will reach thousands more locations with the additions of new partners GNC, Health Mart, and Stage Stores. GNC is the well-known health and nutrition chain. Health Mart […]

Amazon adds thousands more US locations to its Counter in-store pickup service - CNET (CNET News)

Washington Post TechOct 23, 2019
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin to team up with aerospace giants to help meet Trump's moon mandate
The secretive space company has formed a partnership with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper to build a lunar landing system.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 23, 2019
Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests
Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. The controversy is rooted in the unwillingness of Hong Kong to recognize the legitimacy of the legal bodies in Taiwan, which communist leaders in Beijing consider a breakaway province.

Hong Kong Becoming ‘Criminal Paradise': Taiwan Lashes Out at Lam (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

Reuters TechnologyOct 23, 2019
Huawei launches foldable phone in China at prices starting from $2,400
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd started taking orders on Wednesday in China for its eagerly awaited foldable smartphone, as it ramps up marketing at home to make up for weak overseas sales amid U.S. trade sanctions.

Huawei's Mate X finally launches -- but only in China - CNET (CNET News)

EngadgetOct 23, 2019
Nissan's bold Ariya EV concept may soon go into production
The Leaf is a smart and practical EV, but no one would ever call it fun. Nissan is looking to switch that up with its next generation of electric cars, judging by the Ariya concept it unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show. The swoopy, bold design along with t...

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
We pit Pixel 4's face unlock against the iPhone 11's Face ID to find the winner - CNET
Google takes on Apple for speed and the ability to see in the dark.

Camera Comparison: Google Pixel 4XL vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max (Mac Rumors)

New York Times TechOct 22, 2019
Facebook Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Housing Crisis Inflamed by Big Tech
The move, which combines money and land, is the latest effort by technology companies to ease the state's severe housing shortage.

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Pixel 4 face unlock vs. iPhone 11 Face ID: Is one faster than the other? - CNET
Google takes on Apple for speed and the ability to see in the dark.

GizmodoOct 22, 2019
Facebook's Business Falls Under the Microscope of 47 Attorneys General
Forty-seven state attorneys general have now joined a sweeping investigation into Facebook's business practices aimed at determining whether the company has engaged in anti-competitive behavior, ignored privacy laws, or violated any other laws, according to the New York Attorney General's office.


EngadgetOct 22, 2019
Apple TV adaptation of 'Foundation' will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace
Apple isn't cutting corners with its TV version of Isaac Asimov's Foundation. The tech giant has cast its first two stars for the show, choosing Chernobyl's Jared Harris (above) to play math genius Hari Seldon and Halt and Catch Fire's Lee Pace as...

Lee Pace and Jared Harris Cast in Apple's Isaac Asimov 'Foundation' Adaptation (Mac Rumors)

Reuters TechnologyOct 22, 2019
SoftBank shares fall as WeWork deal adds to financial strains
Shares of SoftBank Group Corp fell 3% in morning trade on Wednesday as the tech conglomerate agreed to spend more than $10 billion to take over beleaguered office-space sharing startup WeWork, adding to its financial pressures.

WeWork confirms an up to $8 billion lifeline from SoftBank Group; names new executive chairman (TechCrunch)
SoftBank clinches WeWork takeover deal, bailing out co-founder (Reuters Technology)

New York Times TechOct 22, 2019
WeWork's Multibillion-Dollar Takeover by SoftBank Could Turn Into a Money Pit
The shared-office company, which scrapped an initial public offering and pushed out its chief executive last month, isn't profitable and may not be for the foreseeable future.

U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract (Reuters Technology)

CNET Most Popular ProductsOct 22, 2019
Amazon Echo (2019) review: A smart speaker that's too comfortable - CNET
The new Amazon Echo is a solid speaker with a great voice assistant in Alexa, but we're not sure who we'd recommend it to.

Smart Speaker Apps Caught Snooping Around Homes (TechNewsWorld)

PC World Latest NewsOct 22, 2019
Windows 10's Game Bar adds a FPS frame rate counter for your games
At long last, Microsoft's Game Bar overlay for Windows finally shows how many frames per second (FPS) your game is running at, as well as the ability to track Xbox Achievements.

As part of what Microsoft now calls the October 2019 Game Bar Update, the frame rate counter has now been added to the CPU and GPU monitoring tools, which can be triggered as a pop-up overlay by hitting the Win G key combination. Although the new Game Bar experience will automatically download as an update over time, you can also download the update manually as well.

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Network World SecurityOct 22, 2019
Cisco issues critical security warning for IOS XE REST API container
Cisco this week said it issued a software update to address a vulnerability in its Cisco REST API virtual service container for Cisco IOS XE software that scored a critical 10 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) system.

With the vulnerability an attacker could submit malicious HTTP requests to the targeted device and if successful, obtain the token-id of an authenticated user. This token-id could be used to bypass authentication and execute privileged actions through the interface of the REST API virtual service container on the affected Cisco IOS XE device, the company said.

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CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Google adds Stadia Premiere Edition: What we know about Stadia's price, games and speed requirements - CNET
Google's eagerly anticipated cloud-gaming service is less than a month away. Here's what to expect.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 22, 2019
Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash
A murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's government squabbled with Taiwan, where he is accused of murdering his girlfriend, over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender. Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen, was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing back to the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Chan, wearing a navy blue shirt and red backpack, bowed and apologised to the family of his ex-girlfriend and the public as he left the prison in Hong Kong's rural Sai Kung district after serving 29 months for money laundering.

SlashDotOct 22, 2019
Chrome 78 Arrives With New APIs, Dark Mode Improvements On Android and iOS

ResearchBuzzOct 22, 2019
iOS, Twitter, Local SEO, More: Tuesday Evening ResearchBuzz, October 22, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES BetaNews: Apple warns users to upgrade their old iPhones and iPads or face GPS and time issues. "Apple has issued a warning to owners of some iPhones and iPads, […]

TechCrunchOct 22, 2019
In latest $10B JEDI contract twist, Defense secretary recuses himself
The JEDI drama never stops. The $10 billion, decade-long cloud contract has produced a series of twists and turns since the project was announced in 2018. These include everything from court challenges to the president getting involved to accusations of bias and conflict of interest. It has had all this and more. Today, in the […]

U.S. defense chief drops review of $10 billion cloud computing contract over conflict of interest (Reuters Technology)

GizmodoOct 22, 2019
Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL
Microsoft's latest VR experiment is going to appeal to those who had to settle for living in a less than appealing neighborhood to take advantage of cheap rent. Called DreamWalker, it's a virtual reality rig that lets the user experience a completely different VR while they're walking through the real one.


ResearchBuzzOct 22, 2019
Wayback Machine, Facebook, Twitter, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 22, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES Internet Archive: The Wayback Machine: Fighting Digital Extinction in New Ways. "The average web page might last three months before it's altered or deleted forever. You never know when […]

GizmodoOct 22, 2019
Gmail's Dark Theme Is Finally Here for Android 10
While Google announced a new dark theme was coming to Gmail late last month, it appears the rollout has arrived for Android 10 devices as of last night.


CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Blue Origin unites aerospace team to get America back to the moon - CNET
They hope to get to the lunar surface by 2024.

Bezos's Blue Origin partners with Lockheed, others on moon lander (Reuters Technology)

CNET How ToOct 22, 2019
Finally, Gmail dark mode is here for Android and iOS phones. Turn it on now - CNET
Here's how to turn on Gmail's dark mode in Android 10 and iOS and on your iPhone.

EngadgetOct 22, 2019
Microsoft's latest VR experiment is a literal walk in the park
While manufacturers are giving up on phone-based VR and Facebook is focusing on VR's social aspects, Microsoft is taking a different approach to virtual reality. The company revealed its latest VR developments in a blog post, showing off three new te...

EngadgetOct 22, 2019
SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020
SpaceX has Starlink internet satellites in orbit, but when is it going to offer honest-to-goodness service? You may have to wait a little while. Company President Gwynne Shotwell told a media roundtable that SpaceX hoped to offer Starlink broadband...

Musk's satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes (Reuters Technology)

Wired NewsOct 22, 2019
How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Libra Testimony in Congress
The Facebook CEO will appear before the House Financial Services Committee ostensibly to discuss the cryptocurrency, but the questions could range far beyond.

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Stalking apps under fire from FTC - CNET
Stalkerware like MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield were tracking physical and online movements without people's knowledge, the FTC says.

GizmodoOct 22, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg to Throw Shit at Wall, See What Sticks
The guy who just last week tried to claim his data sieve social network could have prevented the Iraq War is at it again. And by "it" I mean talking out of his ass in public.


ComputerWorldOct 22, 2019
Facebook won't launch cryptocurrency until U.S. regulators approve
In a prepared statement to a House oversight committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said plans to launch a global payments system will remain on hold until U.S. regulators approve it. The comments end speculation Libra coin could go live in nations where there is no government pushback.

The statement, published today, will be part of Zuckerberg's planned testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services on Wednesday. The committee announced in August it would continue reviewing Libra and hear testimony not only from Zuckerberg but also government officials and regulators.

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GizmodoOct 22, 2019
Elon Musk on His Space Internet: 'Whoa, It Worked'
It'll require a few more years—and thousands of more satellites—before SpaceX's Starlink internet constellation achieves full functionality, but that didn't stop Elon Musk from participating in an early test of the system, which apparently worked.


CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Zuckerberg's Libra hearing in DC: How to watch - CNET
The hearing kicks off Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
DOJ: State AGs could make good partners in big tech antitrust probes - CNET
Facebook and Google are taking heat from the federal government as well as the states.

Diplomat provides House with 'disturbing' account on Ukraine (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

New York Times TechOct 22, 2019
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to Partner With 3 Companies on NASA Moon Lander
The start-up launched by the Amazon founder will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.

EngadgetOct 22, 2019
Mazda's first electric car opens up thanks to 'Freestyle' doors
Mazda is a bit late to the electrified party, but the small MX-30 crossover it just unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show might have been worth waiting for. Besides its 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery and e-Skyactiv the showstopping feature here is the "Frees...

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Nissan Ariya Concept previews the Leafmaker's new electric SUV - Roadshow
This sleek crossover is packed with advanced powertrain and safety tech, and it looks ready for global driveways.

CNET NewsOct 22, 2019
Mitsubishi's little Super Height K-Wagon concept debuts in Tokyo, makes a big impression - Roadshow
This taller-than-average little van concept is already running rings around our hearts.

Mitsubishi's MI-Tech PHEV turbine-powered SUV makes its Tokyo debut - Roadshow (CNET News)

PC World Latest NewsOct 22, 2019
Logitech Z337 Speaker System with Bluetooth review: Good sound and great connectivity
Logitech's Z337 speaker system is a welcome sight for anyone who yearns for the flexibility to punch up audio from their PC and mobile device without having to constantly swap one out for the other. While it's getting easier to find 2.1 speaker systems for under $100, you'll still be hard-pressed to find one with Bluetooth, like the Z337. And as long as you prioritize that convenience over high-fidelity sound reproduction, you'll probably find these speakers worth the wait.

This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best budget computer speakers. Go there for information about competing models and how we tested them. 

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Beyerdynamic Xelento Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile-worthy sound, luxury-goods price tag (PC World Latest News)
Vizio M-Series Quantum 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, good features, moderate HDR (PC World Latest News)

Mac RumorsOct 21, 2019
YouTube App Adds HDR Support for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Over the weekend, MacRumors forum users noted that the most recent YouTube App update added HDR support for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the iPhone X but has required updates to support new hardware.

Mac RumorsOct 21, 2019
iOS 13's Dark Mode Extends OLED iPhone Battery Life, Test Confirms
When Dark Mode was marketed as a headline feature in iOS 13, Apple promoted it as an alternative new look that was easier on the eyes when viewed in dark environments. Oddly though, Apple never mentioned that it also potentially offers energy-saving benefits - particularly for OLED iPhones, since pixels on an OLED panel are individually powered and true black pixels remain inactive.

PC World Latest NewsOct 21, 2019
Roku Smart Soundbar review: Easy controls make a big difference
Roku's streaming TV soundbar doesn't win on audio quality or extensibility, but its speech enhancements really come in handy.

Mac RumorsOct 18, 2019
Apple Arcade Gains Four New Games, Including Ballistic Baseball and PAC-MAN Party Royale
Apple Arcade gained a batch of new games today for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.

ResearchBuzzOct 15, 2019
GoFundMe, Android Launchers, Twitter Timelines, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 15, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES TechCrunch: GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere. "GoFundMe has made its name primarily as a platform for individuals to create fundraisers […]

Network World SecuritySep 26, 2019
Cisco: 13 IOS, IOS XE security flaws you should patch now
Cisco this week warned its IOS and IOS XE customers of 13 vulnerabilities in the operating system software they should patch as soon as possible.

All of the vulnerabilities - revealed in the company's semiannual IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundle - have a security impact rating (SIR) of "high". Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to, conduct a command injection attack on, or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device, Cisco stated. 

"How to determine if Wi-Fi 6 is right for you" Two of the vulnerabilities affect both Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software. Two others affect Cisco IOS Software, and eight of the vulnerabilities affect Cisco IOS XE Software. The final one affects the Cisco IOx application environment. Cisco has confirmed that none of the vulnerabilities affect Cisco IOS XR Software or Cisco NX-OS Software.  Cisco has released software updates that address these problems.

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Time: TechlandAug 22, 2019
Overstock CEO Resigns After Unusual Message About ‘Deep State'
The CEO will be succeeded by director Jonathan Johnson, taking effect Thursday

Network World SecurityAug 21, 2019
Cisco: 6 critical security alarms for UCS software, small-biz routers
Cisco today warned its Unified Computing System (UCS) customers about four critical fixes they need to make to stop nefarious agents from taking over or attacking their systems.The problems all have a severity rating of 9.8 out of 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

The critical bugs are found in the Cisco UCS Director and UCS Director Express for Big Data packages.

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ConnectSafelyOct 18, 2018
Podcast: Kurt Beidler of Amazon on FreeTime and other products for children Listen to Larry Magid and Kurt Beidler discuss Amazon Freetime and other Amazon products aimed at children Amazon has made a big push when it comes to products for kids. There are special kid-friendly versions of the company's Amazon Fire tablets and its Echo Dot speakers that offer parental controls, lots of extra kid content and even a special "no questions asked" two-year warranty" to protect them from child-induced damage. Amazon also offers FreeTime Unlimited,  a monthly subscription that offers thousands of content titles for children ages three to twelve years old. To find out more about the products and services and how Amazon handles safety and privacy, CEO and CBS News Tech Analyst Larry Magid spoke with Kurt Beidler Director and General Manager, Amazon FreeTime, Digital Products for Kids and Families.

PC Magazine ReviewsApr 19, 2018
Microsoft Windows 10
Windows 10 delivers a host of new technology that makes interacting with your PC more natural than ever. And it just keeps getting better. Creators Update adds many gaming features, an ebook store, and improved privacy options.
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