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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says it is not considering the UK for its upcoming chip factories due to Brexit; the company is investing $95B to open European plants (BBC) October 7, 2021

BBC: Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says it is not considering the UK for its upcoming chip factories due to Brexit; the company is investing $95B to open European plants  —  The boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no longer considering building a factory in the UK because of Brexit.

Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder can walk on water – Roadshow

Lamborghini has a new Huracan, and with this one, less is more.
Source: CNet

Apple's peach emoji looks like a butt again, world rejoices – CNET

iOS 10.2 originally took away the butt-shaped peach emoji — but Apple is now proving to be a company that cares.
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Uber execs are really nasty, says Lyft – CNET

Technically Incorrect: In a new ad campaign, Lyft paints Uber’s senior management as slick, unpleasant oafs.
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Space station caught eclipsing supermoon – CNET

The moon is as big and bright as the International Space Station is small and fast, but that didn’t stop one ambitious photographer from capturing both.
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Oreo heard you like Oreo, so they stuffed candy bars with Oreos – CNET

You can buy one variety of the chunky, chocolate-and-cream filled bars now. Two other treats are waiting till January, to lay waste to our New Year’s diets.
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Tech's gender pay gap wider than many US sectors, study finds – CNET

Twelve of the 16 most popular tech jobs had pay gaps above the adjusted national average, Glassdoor found.
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Ask Alexa for the value of pi (if you have time to kill) – CNET

Get comfortable. Amazon’s Alexa assistant gives a long-winded, not entirely literal answer when you request the value of pi.
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12 awesome drone-photography shots on Instagram – CNET

Social Studies: Instagram has great stuff beyond your regular feed if you know where to look. I hunted for drone photography and wasn’t disappointed.
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15 tweets to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Xbox – CNET

Social Studies: Microsoft launched the Xbox on November 15, 2001, and the rest is console gaming history.
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Is the New MacBook Pro's Touch Bar revolutionary? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast) – CNET

Bonus content! We talk to CNET’s Dan Ackerman, the author of CNET’s full review of the new MacBook Pro.
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Alaska Air flight uses trees for fuel – CNET

The airline makes a “new sustainable alternative jet fuel” from limbs, stumps and branches left over after a timber harvest in the Pacific Northwest.
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Google Translate just got a lot smarter – CNET

The search giant says it’s made a “leap” in giving you more natural translations.
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Google PhotoScan saves irreplaceable photos in four snaps – CNET

A new app linked to Google Photos turns your phone into a scanner, preserving print images digitally without removing them from an album or frame.
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Report: Backdoor access in the Blu R1 HD and other phones sent data to China

Some Blu smartphone owners got a hidden feature they weren’t quite expecting.

It turned out software from a Chinese company was transmitting all of their text messages and other data to China every 72 hours. The vulnerability was discovered by a Kryptowire, an American enterprise security firm.

According to a New York Times report it wasn’t clear if the information went beyond the recipient of Shanghai Adups Technology Company, but it impacted Blu R1 HD and other phones.

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Microsoft won't provide extended support for Office 2007 products beyond October 2017 deadline

IT administrators take note: Microsoft’s Office 2007/Exchange 2007 wave of client and server software is set to exit support in October 2017, and extended custom support agreements are going away.
Source: Microsoft

Don't click on this — it's a fake story! (The 3:59, Ep. 141) – CNET

We talk about the trend of bogus articles on Facebook and Google as well as Twitter trolls and Amazon counterfeits.
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Popular low-cost Android phones have been collecting user data without permission – CNET

Personal data from phones, including several models from Blu, may have transmitting personally identifiable data to a server in Shanghai.
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Volkswagen to buy back or fix beleaguered 3.0-liter diesels: Report – Roadshow

It’s likely to follow the same process as the 2.0-liter diesels, which fall under a similar settlement.
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Super Mario Run hits iOS on December 15 – CNET

The highly anticipated iPhone and iPad game will offer limited, free content. It will cost you $10 to unlock the full experience.
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Twitter finds new ways to put hate speech on mute – CNET

The social media gives its users more tools to combat abuse, bullying and harassment.
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Microsoft releases preview of its Azure cloud bot-as-a-service

Microsoft is making a preview available of its Azure cloud bot-as-a-service, which is built on top of Azure Functions serverless compute capability.
Source: Microsoft

Does the internet have a fake-news problem? – CNET

Facebook and Google, two of the world’s most powerful internet giants, have taken a hit over fake news. That could mean some soul-searching is in order.
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What to expect in 2017, according to Twitter – CNET

Social Cues: Trends on social media include the sexiest man alive and yet another viral challenge.
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NBA star Stephen Curry gets a little 'CoachUp' in funny video – CNET

Golden State Warriors star is offered coaching advice in humorous spot promoting online coaching site.
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Tinder gets transgender friendly with a massive update – CNET

The dating app used to only have two choices for genders. Its update now gives users more than 35 options.
Source: CNet