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This is what happens when a phone charger explodes on a plane - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:05
Commentary: In Russia, video shows that no one panics, as a fire gently burns beneath the seats of an Airbus A320.
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'Altered Carbon' and the Super Bowl stream this weekend - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 07:00
Sci-fi geek or sports nerd, you've got plenty to watch on this first weekend of February.
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AI algorithm casts Nicolas Cage as Indiana Jones - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:51
Fans use a new app to reimagine Nic Cage as Indiana Jones, James Bond and Gollum, making this one of the weirdest uses of artificial intelligence yet.
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Apple pips Samsung for top smartphone spot over holiday season - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 06:39
Sales of the iPhone X may have been slower than expected, but Apple still got the top position over Samsung in the last quarter of 2017.
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iPhone X is the top seller, but total iPhone sales take a step back (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 117) - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:49
Apple's Q1 earnings show that iPhone sales are healthy, but they still missed expectations. Also, iOS 12 will delay new features in favor of focusing on performance improvements, and Mario Kart is coming! In 2019.
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Bezos says Amazon plans to 'double down' on Alexa development - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:07
Fourth-quarter earnings hit a new record for Amazon and came in ahead of Wall Street expectations, pushing Amazon's stock up 6 percent.
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Cute galaxies look like a penguin guarding its egg - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:39
NASA reveals an endearing space-telescope portrait of two galaxies that together resemble a penguin watching over its egg.
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Apple suffers rare iPhone miss despite record earnings - CNET

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:31
This doesn't quell the questions about how the iPhone X continues to do.
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Nissan teases wintry 370Zki concept for Chicago - Roadshow

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:08
Detroit didn't steal all the surprises this year.
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Kia Stinger reverse-ages Steven Tyler in Super Bowl ad - Roadshow

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 23:57
Aerosmith's frontman uses the Kia Stinger's optional time traveling reverse gear to roll back the clock and psyche out Emerson Fittipaldi.
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'The Tick' returns to Amazon Prime in late February 2018 - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 23:40
Several Amazon originals make their return, including the only superhero television show available online. Well, the only one with a sidekick dressed as a moth.
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Google's sales boom even after culture backlash - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 23:40
The world’s biggest search engine has been called out for diversity fails -- and its inability to police content on YouTube. But it’s still raking it in.
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Airbnb names its first COO, says it won't go public in 2018 - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 23:07
As the home rental company's CFO steps down, Belinda Johnson is promoted to chief operating officer.
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You've gotta see these modded-out PCs - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 22:43
They say Jony Ive’s designs for Apple will reside in museums someday -- and that’s probably true -- but PC modders all over the world have raised their own computer cases to the level of art.
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CNET asks: Does it bother you that Alexa's always listening? - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 22:21
Smart speakers have grown in popularity over the past few years. But as cyber security and hacking scandals mount, does it concern you that they can hear everything you're saying?
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Mars mountain photobombs NASA's Curiosity rover selfie - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 22:09
Look out behind you, Curiosity. Mount Sharp wants in on your Mars selfie.
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'Altered Carbon' on Netflix: Can it improve on the book? - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 21:50
Commentary: Here's what I hope the adaptation of the dystopian sci-fi novel keeps -- and cuts out. Yes to AI-controlled Hendrix Hotel. No to unsexy sex.
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Google Home will now wake you up with your song of choice - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 21:34
You can also, finally, play music from your own music library on Google's smart speaker.
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Beware: Vibratissimo smart vibrators may be vulnerable to hacks - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 21:28
Software testing firm SEC Consult says it's found several flaws in the sex toys, including the ability for hackers to remotely control the gadgets.
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Galaxy S9 maybe won't go two days on this rumored battery - CNET

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 21:27
But the phone may still process power more efficiently.
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