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CNET NewsJan 20, 2019
SNL pits Trump against Congress on Deal or No Deal: Shutdown Edition - CNET
Maybe the president's game-show past will let him end the shutdown this way

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 20, 2019
Australian rallies demand safe streets for women after Israeli student murder
Several thousand people marched through major Australia cities on Sunday calling for safety for women after an Israeli exchange student was murdered in Melbourne. The marches, part of the Women's March rallies held around the world in support of women's rights, gathered some 3,000 people in Sydney, who in their chants demanded safe streets for women in Australian cities. Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was killed when walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, earlier this week.

CNET NewsJan 20, 2019
2020 Toyota Supra vs. BMW Z4, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z - Roadshow
How does Toyota's resurrected icon compare with other sports car legends?

ResearchBuzzJan 20, 2019
Jewish Kolkata, Facebook Messenger, Maker Education, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, January 20, 2019
NEW RESOURCES The Wire: ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is': Remembering Kolkata's Jewish Community. "The Jewish community in Kolkata is close to extinction - of the original Baghdadi Jews who migrated, only […]

PC World Latest NewsJan 19, 2019
The iPhone SE is available on Apple's online Clearance Products store
Apple's 4-inch affordable iPhone is back, in a way. And you can buy one now.

Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New (Mac Rumors)
iPhone XS, iPhone XR: What you need to know about Apple's Smart Battery Case - CNET (CNET How To)

GizmodoJan 19, 2019
Saturday's Best Deals: Nintendo Classics, Sonos and Atmos Speakers, Nike Flash Sale, and More
Discounted home theater speakers for the Super Bowl, refurbished SNES and NES classics, and a Nike weekend flash sale lead off Saturday's best deals from around the web.

Amazon's Terrific Super Bowl Audio Deals Include Sonos and Dolby Atmos (Gizmodo)

EngadgetJan 19, 2019
iPhone SE goes back on sale as a $249 clearance item
Do you deeply regret passing on the iPhone SE before Apple cut it out of the lineup? You now have another chance to get it. Apple has quietly resumed selling the iPhone SE as a clearance item in the US, starting at $249 for a 32GB model (down from th...

GizmodoJan 19, 2019
Amazon Is Rolling Out a 'Robotic Tech Vest' to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots
Amazon has begun rolling out a "new worker safety wearable" to over 25 of its locations over the past year, TechCrunch reported on Friday—namely, a "Robotic Tech Vest" that alerts robots to the location of workers within a facility in order to prevent workplace accidents.


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
Trump Tweaks Border Stance a Bit in Bid to Shift Shutdown Blame
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the proposal on Saturday, hours before Trump outlined it in a White House speech to the nation. Trump said he would extend protections for three years for so-called Dreamers -- young people bought to the country illegally as children --and make other concessions in exchange for his demanded $5.7 billion toward a border wall. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney mused to reporters that he is "very curious" to see how Democrats explain a "no" vote on Trump's plan under those circumstances.

Read President Trump's speech on his new offer to fund border security, reopen government (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)

EngadgetJan 19, 2019
The Morning After: Galaxy S10 leaks and Amazon's robot safety vest
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! This week included Nike's real self-tightening basketball shoes, a Model 3 road trip assisted by AutoPilot and Google's big smartwatch purchase. Also, we might have gotten an early look...

New York Times TechJan 19, 2019
Are ‘10-Year Challenge' Photos a Boon to Facebook's Facial Recognition Technology?
The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It's just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
Can Democrats afford to turn down a border security proposal that includes a DACA deal?
Democratic strategist Joel Rubin and District Media Group president Beverly Hallberg weigh in on whether or not Democrats will agree to Trump's new border security deal.

GizmodoJan 19, 2019
Red Dead Online and GTA Online's Battle Royale Modes Aren't Great
Rockstar keeps trying to make battle royale modes work in their online games. Grand Theft Auto Online has had a few modes that feel inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite or PUBG. Now Rockstar is adding more battle royale modes to their newest multiplayer game, Red Dead Online. But overall these…


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
Shutdown and border security: Trump promises 'major' announcement
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he would make a "major announcement" later in the day on the government shutdown that has halted many government services, as Democrats reportedly made a new offer aimed at ending the bitter partisan standoff over immigration and border security. "It will be an important statement," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before leaving on a short trip to Delaware to pay tribute to four Americans killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria. While suggestions of "major" announcements can be overblown, Trump's comments follow a New York Times report that Democrats have added more than $1 billion to their previous offer of $1.3 billion for new border security -- one of the first signs of possible movement after weeks of rancor between the president and opposition Democrats.

EngadgetJan 19, 2019
GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown
People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
Trump shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall funding
Donald Trump has proposed a compromise to reopen the federal government which would provide extensions to protections for certain undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7bn (£4.4bn) to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. Under the president's plan, migrants who arrived to the country at a young age and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (Daca), as well as other immigrants under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), would receive extensions to their protections from deportation. "If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance … At real, bipartisan immigration reform," the president said, before outlining the proposal he says received input from border security professionals.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
March for Life Art Contrasts with Vulgar Signs at Women's March in 30 Photos
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women's March by walking with their poster art. The Women's March began Saturday morning at Freedom Plaza. While the first march boasted hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., the 2019 march appeared much smaller.

CNET NewsJan 19, 2019
Prize-winning underwater photos will make you want to learn to dive - CNET
Move over, Aquaman: These astonishing ocean images rule the seas.

Paddle through 16 breathtaking and prize-winning underwater photos - CNET (CNET News)

GizmodoJan 19, 2019
Halloween's Producer is Eager to Get His Hands On Another Classic Horror Property
Jason, you're up.


SlashDotJan 19, 2019
Red Hat Rejects MongoDB's 'Discriminatory' Server Side Public License

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
George W. Bush Calls for an End to Government Shutdown With a Secret Service Pizza Delivery
"It's time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown"

SlashDotJan 19, 2019
LucasFilm Rescues Darth Vader Fan Film From YouTube Copyright Fight

CNET NewsJan 19, 2019
Chevy's full-scale Lego Silverado opens Detroit Auto Show public days - Roadshow
Even though it has 334,544 bricks, it weighs less than the real truck.

ResearchBuzzJan 19, 2019
Flickr Commons, Dr. Who, Government Sites, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, January 19, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES Flickr Blog, from last Wednesday: Celebrating 11 years of The Commons. "Today marks the 11th anniversary of The Commons - a project that Flickr began to provide cultural institutions, […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJan 19, 2019
Trump government shutdown - live: President to make 'major announcement' on border dispute amid Mueller probe reports
Donald Trump is set to make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over funding for his proposed wall continues into its fifth week. The White House has not provided any details about what exactly the president will reveal at 3pm EST today (8pm UK time), but he is not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he has been threatening to use for several weeks. Mr Trump has been in a standoff with Democrats in Congress for the past 29 days after he refused to sign a government funding bill without $5.7 billion for his border wall.

SlashDotJan 19, 2019
Asteroid Strikes 'Increase Threefold Over Last 300 Million Years,' Survey Finds

CNET NewsJan 19, 2019
Boo, the 'world's cutest dog,' has died, and family is 'heartbroken' - CNET
The fluffy social-media celeb was the star of a calendar and a book and appeared on national talk shows.

CNET NewsJan 19, 2019
DNC says Russian hackers hit it with phishing effort after midterms - CNET
The Democratic National Committee apparently hasn't lost its allure for Russia-linked hacking groups like Cozy Bear.

Russian hackers, firewall check-ups and more: Tech Q&A (Fox Technology news)

EngadgetJan 18, 2019
Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling humans
Amazon is using an electric vest to help improve worker safety when dealing with automated systems and robots inside its warehouses, according to a report from TechCrunch. The Robotic Tech Vest, which is really just a pair of suspenders connected to...

Mac RumorsJan 18, 2019
Apple's New Smart Battery Case: Everything You Need to Know
Apple in January launched Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The Smart Battery Cases are designed to add additional battery life to Apple's newest iPhones.

Apple isn't alone: data confirms smartphone sector slow-down (ComputerWorld)

CNET NewsJan 18, 2019
Roadshow Asks: Do you like the 2020 Toyota Supra? - Roadshow
Toyota's legendary Supra is back after a 20-year hiatus. What's your opinion: Love? Hate? Somewhere in between?

Mac RumorsJan 18, 2019
7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know
So you've been using an iPhone for years now and think you have it all figured out? Don't be so sure. We've gathered up 7 tricks obscure enough that even the most seasoned iPhone user is likely to learn something new, so make sure to check out our latest YouTube video and read below for a little spoiler of all of the tips that are included.

PC World Latest NewsJan 18, 2019
Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition is cheaper than ever
The Amazon Echo lineup has long been a popular pick for making homes a little smarter, and the Echo Dot Kids Edition brings those same smarts to the littlest members of your household. Today, you can snag the Echo Dot Kids Edition for $40 on Amazon, down from a list price of $70 and the lowest we've seen it.

This compact smart speaker comes with Alexa built in for convenient voice control. Kids can do everything from controlling other connected devices to asking Alexa to answer questions and tell stories hands-free. With one year of included Amazon's FreeTime service included with your purchase, kids will be able to tap into a whole library of family-friendly content.

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PC World Latest NewsJan 18, 2019
Creative Super X-Fi review: A 'holographic audio' eargasm
Few things in technology are guaranteed to bring you actual joy, but Creative's Super X-Fi just might qualify for that list.

In short, the Super X-Fi distills decades of audio work into a tiny, portable dongle no bigger than a USB thumb drive that transforms smartphone, laptop, or PC audio with "holographic audio," according the company.

While that sounds like a lot of superfluous ad copy, we have to admit that after weeks of using the Super X-Fi, the company is on to something. We'd almost believe Creative's claim that it has found the "holy grail" of audio, but we're disinclined to recall the Quest Knights just yet.

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The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music (PC World Latest News)

SlashDotJan 18, 2019
Russian Hackers Allegedly Attempted To Breach the DNC After the 2018 Midterms

Fox Technology newsJan 17, 2019
Amazon investors press company to stop selling 'racially biased' surveillance tech to government agencies
A group of Amazon shareholders is pushing the tech giant to stop selling its controversial facial recognition technology to U.S. government agencies on the same week that a coalition of 85 human rights, faith, and racial justice groups are demanding Jeff Bezos' company stop selling the surveillance technology.

Reuters TechnologyJan 17, 2019
Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022: PwC draft analysis
India's new foreign investment restrictions for its e-commerce sector, which includes giants such as Inc and Walmart-owned Flipkart, could reduce online sales by $46 billion by 2022, according to a draft analysis from global consultants PwC seen by Reuters.

CNET NewsJan 17, 2019
Ford will auction off Mustang Shelby GT500 VIN 001 for charity - Roadshow
The proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Fox Technology newsJan 14, 2019
Authorities can't force people to unlock technology with biometric features, US judge rules
A judge in California ruled Thursday that U.S. authorities cannot force people to unlock technology with fingerprint or facial recognition, even with a search warrant.

PC World Latest NewsJan 14, 2019
Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match
The mouse is a simple tool: point and click. That's it. But if you're a PC gamer, you know that pushing virtual paper around on your desktop isn't the same as fragging bots and shooting zombies. (Not even remotely.) 

What's more, picking the right gaming mouse is an intensely personal decision. Every little detail—its overall shape and size, the shape and placement its buttons, its cable (or lack thereof), its weight, its materials—can change how you feel about it. More than any other peripheral, a mouse is the hardest to recommend, because there is no objectively perfect mouse. Everyone's hands are different.

That said, we can guide you on your search. Below are our recommendations for gaming mice, built on years of experience first and foremost as gamers, and second as writers here at PCWorld. 

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CNN TechnologySep 26, 2018
SurveyMonkey's stock surges and Sheryl Sandberg plans to donate millions in proceeds
SurveyMonkey, the company that was once run by Sheryl Sandberg's late husband, went public Wednesday. Sandberg owns a 9.9%.
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