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CNET NewsOct 20, 2019
Pixel 4 and 4 XL specs vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S10E and OnePlus 7T - CNET
We pit Google's new Pixel phones against their top Android and Apple competitors.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 20, 2019
Hong Kong protesters defy police, set up roadblocks
Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan, "Five main demands, not one less," as they pressed their calls for accountability and political rights. Police fired tear gas after firebombs were thrown toward one station as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched down a main road with traffic at a standstill. "I can see some people want to give up but I don't want to do this because Hong Kong is my home, we want to protect this place, protect Hong Kong," he said.


EngadgetOct 20, 2019
Huawei wants to license its 5G tech to US telecoms
Huawei is banned from selling its 5G technology in the US, but that isn't stopping it from trying an end run around that hurdle. Senior VP Vincent Pang told Reuters that Huawei is in early discussions to license its 5G tech to American companies. T...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 20, 2019
EU mulls Johnson's reluctant Brexit delay request
EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the bloc, which he was forced to make after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal. Johnson has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out of the European Union on October 31, more than three years after the 2016 referendum vote for Brexit. The Conservative leader duly sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk late Saturday asking for the required three-month delay -- but did not sign it.


Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 20, 2019
Man Held After Teenager Stabbed, March Goes On: Hong Kong Update
(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a teenager during a dispute on an otherwise-peaceful Saturday, and ahead of an unapproved march on Sunday.A 19-year-old was slashed across the neck and stabbed in the abdomen near a so-called Lennon Tunnel while he was handing out leaflets, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. On Saturday night, hundreds gathered in Central district for a peaceful prayer gathering calling for international humanitarian aid.Protesters vowed to go ahead with a march Sunday despite the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions supporting the police ban on the event because of the potential for violence. The rally was originally called to protest a government ban on masks and comes after Wednesday's attack on Civil Human Rights Front's organizer Jimmy Sham by hammer-wielding thugs in Mong Kok.Protesters are seeking to keep the pressure on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam with a 20th straight weekend of demonstrations. Earlier this week, Lam was twice shouted down in the city's legislature by opposition lawmakers as she discussed her annual policy address.The protests began in opposition to Lam's since-scrapped bill allowing extraditions to mainland China and have expanded to include calls for greater democracy and an independent inquiry. The unrest has turned increasingly violent, with frequent clashes between protesters and police.Here's the latest (all times local):Man arrested after stabbing (6 p.m.)Police said they arrested a 22-year-old m

Mac RumorsOct 19, 2019
Top Stories: Beats Solo Pro Headphones, Apple Leaks 16-Inch MacBook Pro, $399 'iPhone SE 2' and More
This week saw a new addition to Apple's Beats headphones lineup, while Apple appears to have leaked images of its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro in the new macOS 10.15.1 betas.


GizmodoOct 19, 2019
Google's Smart Home Doorbell Sounds Terrifying (Or At Least, It Will Soon)
It seems like Google's getting into the Halloween spirit. A recent update for its Google Nest app—where users can control the company's recently rebranded line of smart home products—hints at upcoming festive themes, the first of which appears to be some frightening new ringtones for the Nest Hello Doorbell.


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EngadgetOct 19, 2019
Fossil's latest Wear OS watches now make calls using iPhones
Fossil has acted on its promise to show more love to iPhone users with its Gen 5 smartwatches. An in-progress software update now lets the wristwear make calls using Apple's handsets, making them some of the first Wear OS devices with calling suppor...

CNET How ToOct 19, 2019
Apple Card vs. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: Which credit card is best for you in 2019? - CNET
The Apple credit card is designed for the 21st century, but is it a match for Amazon's popular rewards card?

CNET How ToOct 19, 2019
Apple Watch and iPhone: How to pair, unpair - CNET
We walk you through the best way to get your new Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, plus how to unpair and erase your old smartwatch.

EngadgetOct 19, 2019
Mercedes app was leaking car owners' data to other users
Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch that the car company's remote control app was supplying data from other users' accounts for...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
Thousands in Germany, France protest Turkish push into Syria
Thousands of people in the German city of Cologne and in the French capital demonstrated Saturday against Turkey's offensive in northern Syria. Cologne city authorities said around 10,000 people took part in marches organized by left-wing groups. In Paris, more than 1,000 gathered at the Place de la Republique to denounce Turkey's actions.


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TechCrunchOct 19, 2019
Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners' information to other people's accounts
Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people's account and vehicle information. TechCrunch spoke to two customers who said the Mercedes-Benz' connected car app was pulling in information from other accounts and not their own, allowing them to see personal information […]

Fox Technology newsOct 19, 2019
These creepy artificial skin cases makes phones pinchable, ticklish
This newly developed phone case breaks down even more barriers between you and your phone with a life-like "skin" phone case which responds to human contact such as pinching and tickling.

CNET NewsOct 19, 2019
How to watch Yankees vs. Astros ALCS Game 6 tonight without cable - CNET
Cord cutters can stream it live on FS1.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
'The halls of Congress are no joke': AOC reflects on Congress as she endorses Sanders
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the pressure she'd felt in Congress led her to "appreciate the enormous, consistent, and non-stop advocacy" of Bernie Sanders.


Reuters TechnologyOct 19, 2019
SoftBank seeks to avoid WeWork's liabilities with new investment: sources
SoftBank Group Corp is attempting to become the majority owner of WeWork without assuming the onerous lease obligations of the U.S. office-space sharing firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

SlashDotOct 19, 2019
Huawei Says US Firms Have Expressed Interest In Licensing Its 5G Technology


SlashDotOct 19, 2019
Russian Cyber-Espionage Group Controlled Its Malware Partly Through Reddit Posts


CNET NewsOct 19, 2019
Mazda's upcoming EV seems to have a coupelike roofline - Roadshow
Mazda released more information about its upcoming EV, which will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The vehicle in question appears to be quite swoopy, with a gently sloping roof.

CNET NewsOct 19, 2019
Polaris RZR Pro XP 4 can take you just about anywhere - Roadshow
With 22 inches of usable suspension travel, 30-inch-diameter tires and a turbocharged engine, there's not much this machine can't handle.

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These 8 problems plague the Amazon Echo. Here's how you fix them - CNET (CNET How To)

Wired NewsOct 19, 2019
WeWork's Failure is SoftBank's Day Of Reckoning
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.

CNET NewsOct 19, 2019
Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy Note 10: Biggest letdowns and best killer features so far - CNET
The Galaxy Note is one of the best phones you can buy right now. Is it time to switch allegiance?

GizmodoOct 19, 2019
Help, I Can't Unsee These Faux-Flesh Phone Cases
We're all too happy to scroll aimlessly on our phones for hours on end, but have you ever once stopped to think and ask that little device in your hands whether it feels held?


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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
Erdogan Vows to Crush Kurd YPG if It Doesn't Leave: Syria Update
(Bloomberg) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to resume Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria if they don't withdraw by the end of a U.S.-brokered five-day truce on Tuesday night.Kurdish and Turkish officials have repeatedly accused each other of violating a truce announced by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a safe zone along the border. Turkey denied claims by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces that no safe corridor had been created from the border town of Ras al-Ayn, saying a convoy of ambulances evacuated the wounded on Saturday in coordination with the U.S.Highlighting the fragility of the truce deal, Turkey and the Kurds have disagreed on its parameters. The SDF has said the cease-fire was limited to the 120-kilometer (75-mile) strip between the border towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn. Erdogan says the deal requires Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area 444 kilometers long and 32 kilometers deep.The U.S. fought with the SDF for years to defeat Islamic State but withdrew from the area as Turkey began a long-threatened offensive this month to clear a part of northeastern Syria of Kurdish militants it considers a threat to national security. Abandoned by the U.S., the Kurds made a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who's troops have deployed to the border with Turkey, upending old alliances and pushing the eight-year-old Syrian war into an unpredictable new phase.Here is a rundown of major e

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
Hong Kong democracy activist injured in knife attack
A man handing out leaflets for a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant who slashed his neck and abdomen on Saturday, days after a leading activist was left bloodied in another street attack. The injured 19-year-old, wearing black clothes and a black face mask, was knifed near one of the large "Lennon Walls" that have sprung up around the city during months of demonstrations, police said. Footage posted on social media showed another man holding a knife shortly after the attack and shouting: "Hong Kong is part of China... (You) messed up Hong Kong".


EngadgetOct 19, 2019
Samsung won't support Linux on DeX once Android 10 arrives
If you've been using Linux on DeX (aka Linux on Galaxy) to turn your Samsung phone into a PC, you'll need to make a change of plans. Samsung is warning users that it's shutting down the Linux on DeX beta program, and that its Android 10 update won't...

GizmodoOct 19, 2019
Okay, Here's When the Last The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Drops
Don't pretend you don't want to know.

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SlashDotOct 19, 2019
Blizzard Criticized By Bipartisan Group of US Lawmakers (Including Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)


CNET NewsOct 19, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer and ticket sales coming Monday - CNET
The trailer will debut on Carrie Fisher's birthday, during Monday Night Football halftime.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
Boris Johnson Furious as Parliament Refuses to Be Bounced Into Brexit Deal
REUTERSLONDON—Boris Johnson was left raging on Saturday as lawmakers forced the prime minister to seek yet another Brexit delay from the European Union. The extremely rare parliamentary vote taken on a Saturday did not reject Johnson's compromise deal with the EU outright, it merely demanded more time for the deal to be examined and inserted an additional failsafe to stop Britain from slipping out of the EU without an agreed deal on Halloween.No. 10 was furious because Johnson has repeatedly promised to leave the EU by October 31, and that will now become more difficult. Brexit campaign insiders lamented the destruction of Johnson's "head of steam," and an end to the momentum created by his unlikely success in securing a deal from Europe. After another vote that went against Johnson last month, the prime minister is now legally mandated to write to the EU asking for an extension to January 31. The government formally asked for the extension Saturday night, but also sent a letter from Johnson arguing against the delay.EU Council President Donald Tusk said in a tweet that he had received the request. "I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react," he said.Johnson is expected to bring the withdrawal legislation to the floor of the House of Commons early next week, so he may only have to wait a few days to secure victory but Labour opponents—and nervous No. 10 insiders—believe that potential support for the deal may ebb away once lawmakers get the chance to fully examine t

Wired NewsOct 19, 2019
Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects.

TechCrunchOct 19, 2019
Startups Weekly: The unicorn from down under, an Uber TV show and All Raise's expansion
In this week's newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, 'cloud kitchens' is an oxymoron and 'Super Pumped' is hitting the small screen.

CNET Most Popular ProductsOct 19, 2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review: As good as Android tablets get - CNET
That may be faint praise, but it's still an overall excellent update with a new S Pen Stylus.

Fox Technology newsOct 19, 2019
How to hide Amazon orders, keep your privacy from Google and more: Tech Q&A
With all the data breaches, is there a way to know if my data is for sale on the dark web?

Wired NewsOct 19, 2019
At an Outback Steakhouse Franchise, Surveillance Blooms
Fried onion meets 1984.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacOct 19, 2019
Parliament Votes on Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal: Your Guide
(Bloomberg) -- Britain's Parliament meets Saturday to pass judgment on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. How will the day play out?0830 European Research Group of pro-Brexit Conservatives meets, to try to agree a position. The premier needs almost all of them to support him if his deal is to pass.0930 Parliament opens. Johnson will set out his deal in a statement, taking questions from Members of Parliament.1100 (roughly) When Johnson's statement is finished, they move to debating the deal. Speaker of the Commons John Bercow announces which amendments will be voted on. The one to watch has been proposed by Oliver Letwin.1430 (roughly) It's likely an MP will propose moving to a vote around this point.How does voting work? For a detailed look at the procedure, see: Order! Order! How the U.K. Parliament Will Vote on BrexitHow are the votes stacking up? See our tally: Can Johnson Pull Off the Impossible? We're Counting the VotesThey will vote on the amendments first. The government wants its motion not to be amended, so a "No" vote is a win for Johnson, and a "Yes" vote is a defeat. Each vote takes around 15 minutes.If Letwin's motion passes:Johnson is required by law to seek a delay to Brexit.They will then vote on the motion as amended.The government can't withdraw its motion at this point.Letwin argues that if his amendment has passed, the vote can still indicate how much support there is for Johnson's deal. But it would have no legal effect.If Letwin's amendment is defeated, or isn't selected for a vote:They will

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.


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Reuters TechnologyOct 18, 2019
Exclusive: Huawei in early talks with U.S. firms to license 5G platform - Huawei executive
Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday.

CNET NewsOct 18, 2019
How to watch Astros vs. Yankees ALCS Game 5 tonight without cable - CNET
With a win tonight the Astros advance to the World Series. Cord cutters can stream it live on FS1.

GizmodoOct 18, 2019
Apple and Blizzard Slammed Over China Censorship by Top U.S. Lawmakers
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Friday cosigned letters sent to the chief executives of Apple and Blizzard expressing "deep concern" over recent decisions by the American companies that have negatively impacted app users and gamers "at the behest of the Chinese government."


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CNET NewsOct 18, 2019
Mazda again hints at its upcoming EV, releasing enigmatic teaser images - Roadshow
This EV, which will be revealed at next week's Tokyo Motor Show, is said to expand the automaker's signature Kodo design language.

GizmodoOct 17, 2019
The Only Privacy Bill Worth a Damn
If you ask Sen. Ron Wyden, there's only one thing that will stop executives at Facebook and other tech giants from violating their users' privacy: the taste of prison chow.


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Google Stadia vs. Apple Arcade game services: Everything we know - CNET
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Wired NewsOct 14, 2019
Listen to an Underwater Volcano Burp 750-Foot Bubbles
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Washington Post TechOct 02, 2019
We can't impeach the Internet, so buckle up
"What the Trump era requires is a kind of dark psychic yoga that also creates space. More space for more vexation, and more space for more tolerance for that vexation."
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