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Here are the best ways to level up in Pokémon Unite September 19, 2021

Here are the best ways to level up your Pokémon in Pokémon Unite. Pokémon Unite is the latest Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch, iPhones, and Android phones. It combines the high-energy competitive matches of MOBA games with the world of Pokémon. While the rules of a MOBA and a traditional Pokemon game are totally […]

Pokemon Go launches on iOS and Android – CNET

The augmented reality game from Niantic is available to download from the iTunes and Google Play stores in Australia and New Zealand.
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How today's farmers got a head-start on tomorrow's tech – CNET

Self-driving vehicles and cloud data? That’s old hat for the modern farmer.
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John Deere's high-tech, self-driving tractors (pictures) – CNET

The machines feature everything from auto-steering capabilities to apps that tell farmers what’s going on in their fields.
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NBA players union holding first-ever tech summit in SF – CNET

Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala to spearhead the three-day event seeking to link NBA players with Silicon Valley tech companies for potential opportunities.
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These real-life anime mechas are about to do battle for your amusement – CNET

Wish the mechas from “Gundam Wing,” “Xenogears,” and “Pacific Rim” were real? Well, surprise: They are.
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Engage, little dogies! Hear Captain Picard croon cowboy songs – CNET

Yippee-ki-ay, there are four lights. Patrick Stewart may be British, but he tackles that most American of musical genres.
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Another Tesla crash reported driving under Autopilot – Roadshow

The Detroit Free Press reports a Tesla Model X driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with the Autopilot feature engaged crashed last week.
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Microsoft confirms App-V will be bundled with with Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft plans to bundle App-V and UE-V, two of its virtualization tools, with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Enterprise and Education users only.
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You can play Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One starting July 8 – CNET

Rockstar’s Xbox 360 classic will be playable on the Xbox One later this week, thanks to backward compatibility.
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Why do you love Tyrion Lannister? Tribute video counts the ways – CNET

No new “Game of Thrones” episodes are coming until 2017, but a new Tyrion tribute video makes the wait seem much longer.
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Oakland man who repeatedly attacked Google HQ charged with arson – CNET

Citing that “Google was watching him,” the man admitted to three previous incidents at the Googleplex, one of which involved a shooting.
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Microsoft adds IM, contacts to Skype for Business for Mac preview

Microsoft is moving into the second phase of its Skype for Business for Mac preview for the more than 22,000 participants in the testing program.
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Real-life sci-fi scenario: Could Juno find life on Jupiter? – CNET

One man thinks the gas giant could be among the most likely places to find life beyond Earth. It sounds crazy, but many of his other predictions have come true.
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Ooh, that smell: NHTSA investigates Ford Explorer exhaust leaks – Roadshow

Can’t you smell that smell? Not necessarily, if carbon monoxide’s involved.
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This Division 1.3 patch hits PS4 following delay, Xbox One and PC also updated – CNET

A huge weapon balance update lands on PlayStation 4, while all three platforms get a new patch that fixes some bugs.
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Prince websites get their own online museum – CNET

The free Prince Online Museum showcases almost 20 years of official and unofficial Prince websites.
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Symantec bugfest highlights the dangers of security software

If there’s a lesson to be learned from last week’s news that several Symantec enterprise and consumer endpoint security products have serious vulnerabilities, it’s that even security tools have exploitable flaws. Buyer beware and all that.

Travis Ormandy, of Google’s Project Zero team, said the vulnerabilities in Symantec’s code are “as bad as it gets.” Most of the flaws were in the Decomposer component, which parses various file formats, including archive files like .rar and .zip. Symantec unpacked archives right in the kernel using “the highest privilege levels possible,” which means malware compressed into one of these archives is opened in the most sensitive part of the operating system. This could lead to remote code execution and be used to create worms that execute and spread through local networks without user interaction.

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FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Hillary Clinton was “extremely careless” in her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state, but the FBI isn’t recommending any charges be brought against her for mishandling classified information.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday morning, days after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed the presidential candidate, FBI Director James Comey said his investigation had uncovered numerous instances of the system being improperly used for classified information. He also said it was impossible to rule out the possibility that the system could have been hacked.

The controversy was thought to revolve around a single server, but Comey disclosed that over the years Clinton was secretary of state, she relied on a string of email servers. When new ones were installed, the older ones were removed but data was not always deleted.

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Mozilla's Servo is an early step to making Firefox more secure

Mozilla is showing off early builds of Servo, its new experimental rendering engine that is part of its plan to rebuild  Firefox from the ground up. While rewriting the rendering engine in Rust to avoid security flaws is a good step forward, Servo’s success could ultimately depend on what Mozilla decides to do with SpiderMonkey, the JavaScript execution engine.

The Servo next-generation rendering engine was written using the Rust programming language in order to address potential security vulnerabilities. Developers can find the source code in Mozilla’s GitHub repository and nightly in-development builds for MacOS and Linux on Servo Developer Preview Downloads. Windows and Android packages are expected shortly.

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Comcast will let you watch Netflix like a regular cable channel – CNET

The deal with the No. 1 US cable company is the biggest Netflix has ever scored.
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Walmart Pay lands in 19 more states – CNET

Walmart had hoped to get its proprietary mobile payments system into all 50 states by midyear. It’s now two-thirds of the way there.
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'I love working with funny women,' Paul Feig says of new 'Ghostbusters' – CNET

The director reveals why he wanted to remake the classic comedy and why he was surprised by the online backlash.
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TV remote control for dogs has a 'paws' button – CNET

Canine channel surfers could soon commandeer your television with a remote control designed just for dogs.
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FBI: Hillary Clinton's email mishandling doesn't warrant criminal charges – CNET

But Clinton and her State Department colleagues were “extremely careless” in handling classified information in a personal email system, says FBI Director James Comey.
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Microsoft adds free standalone Skype Meetings tool for SMB users

Microsoft is rolling out a free, standalone Skype Meetings tool for US-based small business users.
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