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CNET NewsJul 17, 2018
Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 phone deals: $300 off Galaxy Note 8 and LG V35 ThinQ [just updated] - CNET
Prime Day moves into its last hours with awesome deals on the Galaxy Note 8, LG V35 ThinQ and Moto G6. And discounts on a bunch of iPhone X and Galaxy S9 cases, too.

Amazon in the dog house for Prime Day 2018 outages (The 3:59, Ep. 427) - CNET (CNET News)
The strangest deals we saw on Amazon Prime Day 2018 - CNET (CNET News)

GizmodoJul 17, 2018
Prime Day Deals, Ranked
If you're overwhelmed by the sheer deluge of Prime Day deals, here are our 75-ish favorites that you can still buy, ranked scientifically* from best to worst.


Washington Post TechJul 17, 2018
Republicans accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of bias. Democrats called the hearing ‘dumb.'
Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday sought to defend themselves against accusations from Republican lawmakers that the tech giants censor conservative news and views during a congressional hearing that devolved into a political sniping match.

Google Assistant now gives you a personalized 'snapshot' of your day - CNET (CNET News)
The Google Assistant app will walk you through your day (TechCrunch)

TechCrunchJul 17, 2018
Dems and GOP unite, slamming Facebook for allowing violent Pages
In a rare moment of agreement, members of the House Judiciary Committee from both major political parties agreed that Facebook needed to take down Pages that bullied shooting survivors or called for more violence. The hearing regarding social media filtering practices saw policy staffers from Facebook, Google and Twitter answering questions, though Facebook absorbed the […]

House Rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities (TechCrunch)

Mac RumorsJul 17, 2018
Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers (Mac Rumors)

TechCrunchJul 17, 2018
This $20 DIY kit makes your NES, SNES, or Mega Drive controller wireless
I have to hand it to 8BitDo. At first I thought they were just opportunistically hawking cheap hunks of plastic in an era of unparalleled nostalgia for retro games, but... well, who am I kidding? That's exactly what they're doing. But they're doing it well. And these new DIY kits are the latest sign that they actually understand their most obsessive customers.

EngadgetJul 17, 2018
Netflix announces its first TV shows and movies from Millarworld
Today, Netflix announced the first TV shows and movies based on comic book writer Mark Millar's properties. Netflix will add two television series and three movies to its original programming.

World Emoji Day gets weird and wild on Twitter - CNET (CNET News)

GizmodoJul 17, 2018
Walmart and Microsoft Team Up to Take Down Amazon
While the country is in the midst of Amazon's mid-year discount fiesta and Jeff Bezos enjoys being crowned the richest man in modern history, rivals Walmart and Microsoft announced a new five-year partnership in hopes of knocking the online shipping giant down a peg or two.


Walmart enlists Microsoft cloud in battle against Amazon (TechCrunch)

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Netflix shares take hit as subscriber slip hints at 'lumpy' road ahead
Shares of Netflix Inc headed for their worst day in two years on Tuesday, falling as much as 14 percent after reporting a surprise shortfall in new subscribers in a quarter marked by the lack of a blockbuster new show and World Cup soccer.

EngadgetJul 17, 2018
Make your classic gamepads wireless with 8BitDo's DIY kits
8BitDo will happily sell you wireless controllers that are vaguely similar to classic gamepads of yore, but it clearly can't sell you the real deal without invoking massive copyright battles. It can, however, offer you the next best thing. The comp...

EngadgetJul 17, 2018
The World Cup showed how VAR will shape soccer's future
For every football (aka soccer) fan, it doesn't get any bigger than the FIFA World Cup. Every four years since 1930, the tournament has been held in different parts of the globe, and honestly, it hasn't changed much. There was the expansion to includ...

Fox Technology newsJul 17, 2018
Walmart moves to Microsoft's cloud
Walmart knows that its biggest rival is Amazon, so to better compete with the company run by the world's richest person, Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Netflix subscriber slip hints at 'lumpy' road ahead
Shares of Netflix Inc fell 13 percent on Tuesday after it reported a surprise shortfall in subscriber additions for a second quarter marked by the lack of a blockbuster new show and the soccer World Cup.

Time: TechlandJul 17, 2018
Here's What Happened to Tesla Stock After Elon Musk's Bizarre Attack on Thai Cave Hero
They took a deep dive

Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British caver (Reuters Technology)

TechNewsWorldJul 17, 2018
New Roku Speakers Offer Sophisticated Audio for Smart TVs
Roku has earned a reputation for making streaming TV products that are easy to set up and use, and that deliver above-average quality at affordable prices -- and that's the approach it has taken with its new Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The company unveiled the speakers on Monday, and expects to start shipping them in October, when they will sell for $199.99.

eWeekJul 17, 2018
McAfee Announces New Mvision Enterprise Cyber-Security Technology
McAfee is launching a new cloud-based platform to help organizations control and protect both endpoints and mobile devices.

McAfee Announces Mvision Enterprise Cyber-Security Technology (eWeek)

SlashDotJul 17, 2018
Cuba Starts Rolling Out Internet on Mobile Phones

Washington Post TechJul 17, 2018
Facebook, boosting artificial-intelligence research, says it's ‘not going fast enough'
Facebook's AI researchers will learn "how the world works by observation, like young children do in the first few months of life."

Mac RumorsJul 17, 2018
Fourth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference.

CNET NewsJul 17, 2018
Best remaining Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: Smart home and networking - CNET
Today's a good day to connect your home. Check out our favorite Prime Day deals on all kinds of smart gadgets from smart speakers to smart lighting to Wi-Fi systems and more.

GizmodoJul 17, 2018
This Kit Lets You Make Your Old SNES Controllers Completely Wireless
For five years, 8Bitdo has been creating near-perfect wireless clones of your favorite classic gamepads, improving the experience of emulating retro games on modern devices. But if near-perfect isn't perfect enough for your discerning gaming tastes, the company is now selling kits that should make it dead easy to…


CNET NewsJul 17, 2018
The best Prime Day sales not happening at Amazon: Deals at eBay, Google, Newegg, Walmart and others - CNET
Other retailers have plenty of options for the Amazon averse.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Insider threat management firm ObserveIT raises $33 million
ObserveIT, a provider of insider threat management software, said on Tuesday it raised $33 million in a private funding round with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and Spring Lake Equity Partners.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law
Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Walmart, Microsoft in partnership to use cloud tech
Retail giant Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corp for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Inc coming together.

Mac RumorsJul 17, 2018
Mophie Announces New Apple-Exclusive Powerstation Portable Chargers With Lightning Ports
Mophie today announced the launch of a new series of iPhone-exclusive Powerstation models, which are equipped with a Lightning port to allow them to be recharged using a Lightning cable rather than a traditional micro-USB cable.

CNET NewsJul 17, 2018
New Toyota Supra will have lighter, cheaper four-cylinder engine - Roadshow
That's in addition to its inline-six power plant, which Toyota confirmed a while ago.

TechCrunchJul 17, 2018
The Sonos Beam soundbar is now available
It took Sonos more than a month, but its new home theater speaker is now available. You can buy it on Sonos' official website for $399 (or €449 if you live in Europe). It's also available on Amazon and other retailers. The Beam is an affordable soundbar for your TV. This isn't the company's first […]

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Social media companies defend filtering practices before Congress
Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc told a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that the social media companies are not discriminating against content for political reasons.

CNET How ToJul 17, 2018
Why do we even have midgrade gas? - Roadshow
Between regular and premium lies a lonely thing called midgrade. Who needs it?

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
EU's Vestager to brief Google CEO ahead of record Android fine: source
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will brief Google CEO Sundar Pichai by telephone later on Tuesday on her ruling on the company's Android mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said.

ComputerWorldJul 17, 2018
Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches
In what is becoming a common occurrence, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday brought along so many bugs that they necessitated a remediation round. This month, unusually, it took only six days to get the exterminators out.

Since these fixes are aimed at four specific bugs introduced on Patch Tuesday, they don't include the massive patches normally appearing on the second Patch Whateverday of the month. My guess is we'll see at least one more big set of Windows patches before the month is out. Oh, boy.

Windows July patches, version 2 Yesterday, Monday, July 16, Microsoft released 27 new security patches for Windows, bringing the total number of patches so far this month up to 156. The new patches fall into six separate groups:

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Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Egypt targets social media with new law
Egypt's parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing fake news.

New York Times TechJul 17, 2018
Tech Tip: Add Pictures to Android Contacts
Tired of seeing your friends as initials in tinted circles? If they don't have a profile photo already, you can add your own to their address-book entries.

TechCrunchJul 17, 2018
It's official: Brexit campaign broke the law — with social media's help
The UK's Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits. Vote Leave broke the law including by channeling money to a Canadian data firm, AggregateIQ, to use for targeting political […]

ComputerWorldJul 17, 2018
Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service
Oracle wants in on the blockchain-as-a-service game, too.

The company on Monday announced the availability of a fully-managed blockchain service over which businesses can automate processes over an immutable electronic ledger, such as tracking goods in a supply chain or handling customer financial transactions.

Blockchain-as-a-service offerings have grown over the past three years, enabling businesses to launch proof-of-concepts to test the distributed ledger technology without the capital costs required by an internal deployment.

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Mac RumorsJul 17, 2018
Sonos Beam Now Available for Purchase From Sonos Website and in Retail Stores
The latest Sonos product, the Sonos Beam, is today available for purchase from the Sonos website and from various retailers around the world.

SlashDotJul 17, 2018
Netflix's Subscriber Growth Stalls

Reuters TechnologyJul 17, 2018
Didi seeks $1.5 billion car services spinoff ahead of likely IPO: sources
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd is looking to spin off its car services unit in a deal worth up to $1.5 billion, ahead of its expected initial public offering (IPO), people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

WSJ TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Elon Musk's Twitter Rant Against Cave Rescuer Extreme Even for Him
Musk for years has used Twitter to combat critics in ways that few other business leaders would dare. His latest outburst on the platform—in which he suggested a British cave rescuer is a pedophile—was extreme even by his standards.

Fox Technology newsJul 16, 2018
British diver doesn't rule out legal action against Musk over tweets
The British diver who played an instrumental role in rescuing the 12 boys from a Thailand cave on Monday fired back at tech billionaire Elon Musk who apparently accused him of being a pedophile.

WSJ TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Netflix Shares Skid as Subscriber Growth Misses Its Mark
Netflix registered more than a million fewer subscribers than it expected in the second quarter, a sign that the streaming-video site's strong momentum may be slowing. Shares fell 14% in after-hours trading.

SlashDotJul 16, 2018
Roku's New Wireless Speakers Automatically Turn Loud Commercials Down, Turn Show Audio Up

WSJ TechnologyJul 16, 2018
China Snubs Xiaomi With Pushback Against Dual-Class Shares
China's two main stock exchanges said investors on the mainland won't be able to use a trading link with Hong Kong to buy into companies with supervoting shares, a setback for recently listed smartphone maker Xiaomi.

Washington Post TechJul 16, 2018
Uber under federal investigation for alleged gender pay gap, report says
Uber claims the company has made dramatic changes since former chief executive Travis Kalanick was ousted last year.

Uber Faces Federal Investigation Over Alleged Gender Discrimination (SlashDot)

Washington Post TechJul 16, 2018
Elon Musk's ‘pedo' attack rattles Tesla investors: ‘This thing is unraveling'
Four days after Tesla's fourth-largest shareholder urged "a time of quiet and peace," chief executive Elon Musk lobbed one of his nastiest stink bombs yet: an accusation about an organizer of the Thai...

CNN TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Uber is under a federal investigation for gender discrimination
An EEOC investigation into the Uber's hiring practices, wages, among other gender-related topics, began quietly in August 2017.

Washington Post TechJul 16, 2018
Roku pushes into the audio wars with $200 speakers made just for your television
Roku, which leads Google, Amazon and Apple in streaming media devices, sets its sights on the audio world.

CNET Most Popular ProductsJul 16, 2018
2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport review: Still an amazing performance bargain - Roadshow
Because not everyone needs a bajillion horsepower and the price tag that comes with it.

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport review: Still an amazing performance bargain - Roadshow (CNET Reviews)

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones
Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries.

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Didi to spin off car services unit in up to $1.5 billion deal: sources
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd is looking to spin off its car services unit in a deal worth up to $1.5 billion ahead of its expected initial public offering, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

GizmodoJul 16, 2018
Rugrats Will Return With a New TV Show and CGI Movie
Break out the rattles and diapers. Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and the rest of the gang will return in multiple mediums.


EngadgetJul 16, 2018
Netflix's shows didn't pull in as many new customers as expected
Netflix is spending billions of dollars on new shows and movies this year, with an expectation that this will add to its subscriber base. Unfortunately, over the last three months, that plan didn't work quite as well as it had predicted. In April the...

New York Times TechJul 16, 2018
Uber Is Target of Federal Sex Discrimination Inquiry
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the ride-hailing company's hiring and pay practices.

Reuters TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Tesla shares fall 3.5 percent after CEO Musk abuses British diver
Shares of Tesla Inc fell 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk directed abuse on Twitter at one of the British cave divers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week.

SlashDotJul 16, 2018
Skype 8.0 Launches on Desktop With Full-HD Video; To Soon Get Encryption and Call Recording Features

Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 for Mac and Windows (Mac Rumors)

WSJ TechnologyJul 16, 2018
Uber Faces U.S. Probe Over Alleged Gender Discrimination
Uber is the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, part of a series of federal probes of the ride hailing giant.

TechCrunchJul 16, 2018
Netflix experiments with promoting its shows on the login screen
Netflix is testing a new way to promote its original shows - right on the login screen. A company spokesperson confirmed the streaming service is currently experimenting with a different login screen experience which replaces the black background behind users' names and profile thumbnails with full-screen photos promoting a Netflix Original series or special, like […]

eWeekJul 16, 2018
Business Email Compromise Loses Top $12B, FBI Warns
The FBI has revised its figure for the total amount of financial loses from Business Email Compromise attacks, as real estate related scams grow.

ComputerWorldJul 15, 2018
6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps
Your phone is now essentially your personal assistant — and like any aide, it needs the right set of tools to do its job effectively.

The good news? As an Android user, you've got no shortage of efficiency-enhancing options. Unlike other mobile platforms, Android affords you the opportunity to customize and control the core user interface to make it better suited to your needs. And while the more advanced UI-adjusting tools tend to be targeted at the power-user crowd, you don't have to be a card-carrying geek to take advantage of what they offer.

Behold: six innovative apps that'll empower your favorite high-tech helper and allow it to reach its full productivity potential.

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Computer World Security NewsJul 12, 2018
Google flips switch on Chrome's newest defensive technology
Google has switched on a defensive technology in Chrome that will make it much more difficult for Spectra-like attacks to steal information such as log-on credentials.

Called "Site Isolation," the new security technology has a decade-long history. But most recently it's been cited as a shield to guard against threats posed by Spectre, the processor vulnerability sniffed out by Google's own engineers more than year ago. Google unveiled Site Isolation in late 2017 within Chrome 63, making it an option for enterprise IT staff members, who could customize the defense to shield workers from threats harbored on external sites. Company administrators could use Windows GPOs - Group Policy Objects - as well as command-line flags prior to wider deployment via group policies.

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PC World Latest NewsJul 10, 2018
Belkin's $230 USB-C Express Dock is down to $99—and even less if you're an Amazon Prime member
If you could use a few more connections on your laptop on your MacBook or PC, Belkin's USB-C 3.1 Express Dock, which comes equipped with a 3.3-foot USB-C cable, can provide up to eight ports. Amazon is selling is for $99 today, a sharp discount from its $229 list price and by far the lowest we've seen it. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can save another 20 percent, bringing it down to an unheard-of $80.

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Computer World Security NewsApr 12, 2018
Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution
With all of the problems in the January, February and March patches for Windows and Office, you'd think we would catch a break in April. In one sense we did — some of the worst bugs in the earlier patches now seem to be behind us. But we're definitely not out of the woods just yet.

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