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Amtrak unveils its new high-speed Acela train prototype - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:44
The Acela comes with tilting technology so it can travel high speeds around bends.
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Why the Motorola Razr’s display won’t break as easily as the Galaxy Fold’s

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:33

One of the more remarkable things about the original iPhone was how quickly it made established handset makers irrelevant. In seemingly the blink of an eye, the iPhone set the blueprint for what a modern-day smartphone should look and act like. In the process, entrenched players like Motorola and Nokia quickly found themselves scrambling for scraps.

Motorola in particular represents an interesting case-study, if only because the company was behind one of the more popular and iconic phones of the pre-iPhone era -- the Razr. Boasting a svelte design, the original Motorola Razr was a bonafide phenomenon and ultimately become one of the best selling mobile phones in history. Now, about 15 years after the original Razr hit the market, Motorola has decided to leverage the nostalgia surrounding the device with a new foldable smartphone it's calling -- wait for it -- the Razr.

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2019 Chevy Bolt EV earns a Top Safety Pick with revised headlights - Roadshow

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:24
The electric car also requires optional active safety tech, which isn't cheap.
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Best tech toys for kids in 2019 - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:18
Our favorite tech toys of 2019 take play to the next level.
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Amazon will fight Pentagon contract loss after public criticism from Trump

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:16
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon is set to dispute the Pentagon’s decision to give a massive, $10 billion contract to Microsoft for cloud services.

Evidence has pointed to Trump’s involvement

The Federal Times reported today that the CEO of Amazon’s cloud services branch said at an internal meeting that the company would “protest the decision and push the government to shine a light on what really happened.” Amazon has reportedly already filed the paperwork to fight the decision.

The winner of the contract is set to build the Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), which will overhaul the agency’s cloud services. “Numerous aspects of the JEDI evaluation process contained clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias — and it’s...

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Antitrust probe into Google’s business practices expands to include Android and search

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:11

While tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have made our collective lives easier in a myriad of ways, there's a growing consensus that these tech giants have accumulated too much power and influence. In turn, each of the above companies has been subject to an increasing amount of antitrust scrutiny over the past few months. As an illustrative point, one of the cornerstones of Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign is that she'll work to break big tech companies up, similar to how AT&T in the early 1980s was broken up into seven independent companies.

Google in particular is certainly no stranger to antitrust investigations and subsequent penalties. Just a few months ago, for example, the search giant was slapped with a $1.7 billion fine by the EU on account of "abusive practices" related to its advertising business. Previously, Google in 2018 was hit with a whopping $5 billion fine by the EU for leveraging the market dominance of Android to further the adoption of Chrome and other Google apps.

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You can lease a Hyundai Ioniq electric car for under $100 a month - Roadshow

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:08
With only $999 due at signing, this is a pretty insane deal.
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Save $21 on Apple’s official Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:48

The Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 7/8 is definitely the best battery case out there for Apple’s iPhones. It’s sleek and comfortable, but it also offers integration with the iPhone that you won’t get from any other case. The problem, of course, is that it’s very expensive. Many iPhone users are willing to pay the Apple tax, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that… but why pay more than you have to? Head over to Amazon right now and you can get one in either black or white at a $21 discount!

Apple Smart Battery Case (for iPhone 7) - Black: $78.00

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • The Smart Battery Case for iPhone 7 gives you extra battery life with the look and protection of an Apple-designed case.
  • Combined with the Smart Battery Case, iPhone 7 provides up to 22 hours of battery life for browsing the web, up to 24 hours of watching HD video, and 26 hours of talk time.
  • The Smart Battery Case also works intelligently with your iPhone to charge simultaneously when you’re plugged in, so both case and iPhone will have more than enough battery life to get you through the day, and then some.
  • The soft elastomer hinge and one-piece design make it easy to put the case on and take it off. You can even connect it to any Lightning accessory, such as the Lightning Dock. And iOS 10 or later allows you to see the battery status of your iPhone 7, your Smart Battery Case, and even your Apple Watch, all in one place.

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States to expand Google antitrust probe into search and Android businesses

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:46
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The 50 attorneys general investigating Google for potential antitrust violations are expected to expand their probe and examine the company’s Android and search businesses, not just its advertising practices, CNBC reported on Thursday.

Last September, nearly every attorney general in the United States announced that they would take part in an antitrust investigation of Google led by Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. At the time, Paxton said that the probe would primarily focus on Google’s ads business because the company “dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet.” But it looks as though their investigation will be widening and officials will begin to examine whether the company has...

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Xbox chief says Project Scarlett ‘will not be out of position on power or price’

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:34

Microsoft isn’t going to repeat its mistakes from the Xbox One with its next-generation Xbox console. “I would say a learning from the Xbox One generation is we will not be out of position on power or price,” says Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox and gaming chief, in an interview with The Verge. “If you remember the beginning of this generation we were a hundred dollars more expensive and yes, we were less powerful. And we started Project Scarlett with this leadership team in place with a goal of having market success.”

That market success will be key for Xbox, after years of falling behind PlayStation sales and questions over its games lineup. Either way, Spencer thinks there are plenty of generations of Xbox ahead. “We had the discussion...

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Microsoft details Project xCloud beta updates including new games, regions - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:31
The public preview of its cloud gaming service still lacks pricing and a release date, but the expansions are a good sign.
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Google just announced important new steps to protect your privacy

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:25

Privacy has been a major tentpole for Google products this year. Google made it clear at I/O 2019 in May and then at its Made by Google press conference in October that user privacy is something it cares about deeply. Android 10, for example, brings over several features that should make it harder for others to collect user data, Google included, but that’s only useful if your phone will get Android 10 at any point down the road.

Then Google spent plenty of time during its hardware event last month emphasizing its focus on privacy when talking about new products, Google Assistant included, although some challenged Google’s claims, saying they were just marketing tactics. Even so, Google seems more interested in improving user data protections in its products, and the company just announced it’s about to make an important change to the way its ad business works.

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Google just announced important new steps to protect your privacy originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 16:25:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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X019: all the news from Microsoft’s big Xbox event

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Every new announcement in one place

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Epic Criterion Collection supercut covers 1,000 films in 16 minutes - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:16
From Seven Samurai to Godzilla, this Criterion supercut has them all.
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The Final Fantasy series is coming to Xbox Game Pass

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:12

Among the 50-plus new games that Microsoft is bringing to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service over the next year are ten Final Fantasy games. The list encompasses every single-player mainline game released in the series since 1997’s Final Fantasy VII, including select spinoff games like Final Fantasy X-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Microsoft included the games in a list of titles that will start appearing “this holiday,” and said that they’ll be added over the course of 2020.

There have been a bunch of different remasters of these games over the years, and in most cases it seems like Xbox Games Pass subscribers are getting the most recent version of each title. There are the HD remasters of X and X-2, and you’re also...

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23andMe’s wildly popular $200 DNA test is already down to its Black Friday price of $99

BGR - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:02

It goes without saying that DNA tests are wildly popular holiday gifts each year, which is why they're always among the best-selling products during Black Friday. Well, guess what: the hottest DNA test from Black Friday last year is already back down to its lowest price ever! Head over to Amazon and you can snag a $200 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service for just $99. I've given this kit as a gift a bunch of time and people always love it!

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The NSA has stopped collecting location data from US cellphones without a warrant

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:02

American intelligence agencies quietly stopped the warrantless collection of US phone location data last year, according to a letter from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released today.

“Significant constitutional and statutory issues,”

Last year, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled against authorities looking to search through electronic location data without a warrant. Citing the ruling, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), a privacy hawk in Congress, wrote a letter to then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats asking how agencies like the National Security Agency would apply the court’s decision.

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PayPal abruptly cuts off Pornhub’s payroll, leaving performers with few payment options

The verge - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:00
Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

Pornhub said on Wednesday that PayPal would no longer support payments to Pornhub performers (via Vice). In a blog post, Pornhub said that it was “devastated” by the decision, which cuts off the primary way it pays “over a hundred thousand performers.”

In a statement given to Vice, PayPal said that the company discovered that “Pornhub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission. We have taken action to stop these transactions from occurring.” PayPal’s acceptable use policy also forbids “certain sexually oriented materials or services,” which, as Vice points out, is murky enough phrasing to give PayPal leeway to make decisions like this.

Performers can now be paid by check, direct deposit, the Paxum...

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Apple News Plus struggles to add more readers, report says - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:00
The $9.99 per month subscription, offering access to more than 300 magazines and newspapers, is part of Apple's services effort.
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The best-sounding true wireless headphones of 2019 - CNET

cnet - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:54
Many people are looking for cheap true wireless headphones, but if you're looking for something with top-notch sound, this is the list for you.
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