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Building a Replica Of An Obscure Romanian Computer September 30, 2022

We’ve all seen emulated Apple II and Commodore 64 boards about the place. Few of us have heard of the Romanian ZX Spectrum clone known as the Cobra, let alone any efforts to replicate one. However, [Thomas Sowell] has achieved just that, and has shared the tale with us online. The Cobra was named for […]

Retro 'Stranger Things' news report on Barb's disappearance – CNET

This archival newsreel from 5 WIYZ TV anchor Brenda Wood asks for viewer help in finding poor missing Barb and that mysterious grocery store waffle bandit.
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Here's what happens when Obama gives up his Twitter account – CNET

The White House has a digital transition plan for @POTUS’ social media accounts when he leaves office.
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Two women just changed pro wrestling forever – CNET

Commentary: Sasha Banks and Charlotte were the main event of a WWE pay-per-view — something no one thought could happen just a few years ago.
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Microsoft not happy with Google disclosing major Windows bug – CNET

Web giant says no fix or advisory has been issued even though it reported the flaw 10 days ago.
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Obama administration launches semiconductor study group – CNET

Group of industry veterans will focus on ways to strengthen the US industry, especially for nation’s economic and security interests.
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Google clashes with Microsoft over Windows flaw disclosure

Google and Microsoft are butting heads over the disclosure of vulnerabilities. On Monday, Google revealed a critical flaw in Windows after it gave Microsoft a ten-day window to warn the public about it.

Google posted about the zero-day vulnerability on its security blog, saying Microsoft had yet to publish a fix or issue an advisory about the software flaw.

“This vulnerability is particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited,” Google said. It lets hackers exploit a bug in the Windows kernel, via a win32k.sys system call, to bypass the security sandbox.

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Discriminated against by an Uber driver? Study says you're not alone – CNET

Black passengers using ride-hailing apps reportedly have longer wait times and more canceled rides than white passengers.
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Why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock – CNET

Messages on the social network appear to be part of an effort to confuse law enforcement officials.
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Apple leads in tumbling market for tablets – CNET

The tech giant still saw a decline in shipments, mirroring lower demand for tablets worldwide, says research firm IDC.
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Watch the moon shadow the sun with an eclipse seen from space – CNET

Get on board with the Solar Dynamics Observatory for a close look at a spectacular partial solar eclipse.
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'The Walking Dead' nails how a 'zombie virus' could spread – CNET

For some fun, researchers at Argonne National Laboratory run a computer model to see how quickly Chicago residents would join the legions of undead.
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No typo here: Hashtag #HillaryForPrision is trending on Twitter – CNET

Supporters of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump apparently create a misspelled hashtag to possibly avoid censorship by the social network.
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Peter Thiel's Trump endorsement streams on YouTube – CNET

The Facebook board member and venture capitalist defends his political endorsement in an interview at the National Press Club.
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GIF this: Giphy now valued at $600 million – CNET

Popular search engine reportedly raises an additional $72 million in funding after recently announcing its GIFs are seen by more than 100 million people daily.
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What's scarier than death? 'Life,' maybe – CNET

The film doesn’t exactly look like anything new, but first contact and getting killed in space is always a bundle of joy.
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The Fisker EMotion promises 400 miles of EV range, mid-2017 arrival – Roadshow

The name is clever in a dad-joke sort of way.
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Stand down: Samsung's new speaker isn't an Echo competitor – CNET

Samsung announces a new line of speakers, chargers, headphones, and LED lights. But there’s no voice-activated assistant, as expected.
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Little girl poses as superhero for school picture – CNET

A 3-year-old girl, allowed to pick out her own clothes, dons a Supergirl costume and holds her Superman doll for the annual ritual.
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Doctor Strange meets his doggie double – CNET

Benedict Cumberbatch introduces Doctor Strange Pug and other dogs dressed as Marvel superheroes.
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Modders, rejoice: It's legal to tweak your car's software now – Roadshow

The DMCA exemptions were announced in 2015, but they took a whole year to go into effect.
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Microsoft to release version 2 of its Open Compute Project server design

Microsoft’s Project Olympus is its updated datacenter server design that the company will contribute as open source to the Open Compute Project.
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Aston Martin's preowned program is fancier than most new car purchases – Roadshow

The new scheme, called Timeless, covers everything from the “mundane” to the truly exotic.
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Trump claims Google, Facebook, Twitter hid Clinton email news – CNET

Technically Incorrect: In an assertion not linked to evidence, the Republican nominee suggests that social media companies are in on a fix against him.
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Facebook tried to buy Snow, an Asian version of Snapchat – CNET

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly tried to acquire the messaging app this summer.
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Microsoft VR headset details to be revealed at December event – CNET

You caught a glimpse of the headsets during the Windows 10 event in New York last week. You’ll find out more in a matter of weeks.
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