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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.

Best Black Friday deals at Amazon – CNET

Amazon has just revealed its Black Friday deals and there are thousands. Here are the ones worth a look.
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2016 gift guide: Star Wars edition! – CNET

20 ideas to satisfy the Rebel fighter or Empire goon on your holiday list.
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'Game of Thrones' queen Emilia Clarke joins Star Wars' Han Solo prequel – CNET

Universes collide! What happens when you put a Targaryen in space with a cowboy and a bounty hunter? We’ll find out in 2018.
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Signal encryption app sees 400 percent boost after election – CNET

The co-founder of Open Whisper Systems says installations of its app have increased four-fold since November 8.
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Here's every PS4 Black Friday deal – CNET

The best Black Friday deals on PS4 consoles, games and accessories in one place.
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Dog unleashes fury on TV – CNET

This four-legged fiend gets caught red-handed in a game of tug of war with the TV cord. Spoiler: the dog wins.
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Get a streaming hot bargain this Black Friday – CNET

Discounts on devices that serve up Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon video on your TV.
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AT&T has cure for 'texting thumb' – CNET

Hands aren’t free because you’re folding the laundry? AT&T will let you dictate text messages through Amazon’s Alexa assistant.
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Hell toupee: Cat wearing hat made of own fur looks like Trump – CNET

Japanese photographer makes hats for his three Scottish fold cats, using their own discarded fur. One in particular gets our vote.
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How a long-exposure rocket launch photo spawns greatness – CNET

Photoshop battles are one of my favorite subtopics on Reddit.com and this particular battle really shows the creativity of people on the site.
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Best Black Friday deals on video games and consoles – CNET

As Black Friday approaches, retailers are releasing their deals into the wild. Take a look at some of the best bargains we found for video games, consoles and accessories.
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AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming video gets spotlight on Nov 28 – CNET

The $35-a-month service will have more than 100 channels, but AT&T will unveil details like video-on-demand, local channels and free trials.
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The internet is crowdsourcing ways to drain the fake news swamp – CNET

Pundits and even President Obama are bemoaning fake news stories that appeared online leading up to the election. A solution might be found in an open Google Doc.
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Honda will lease you a Clarity Fuel Cell car for $369 per month – Roadshow

Want to get into fuel cells? The lease includes $15,000 of hydrogen, rental cars and roadside assistance. The catch: You’ll need to be in California.
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Pikachu takes over Singapore's Changi Airport – CNET

The cute and electric Pokemon invaded the airport to usher in the Christmas season.
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Microsoft takes 40 percent off Xbox One games for Black Friday – CNET

Microsoft’s Black Friday video game deals aren’t dropping until November 22, but Xbox guru Larry Hryb just confirmed discounts for Battlefield 1, FIFA 17 and NBA 2K17.
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Here are products you can buy only at the Apple Store – CNET

Play-Doh Touch, Roli Blocks for music creation, and a special edition of the “Star Wars” BB-8 droid are some of the third-party products Apple exclusively sells.
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IBM opens 'cyber-range' to practice security battles

IBM Security has launched a network-emulation environment where corporate teams can play out attack scenarios so they are better prepared for incidents they might face in the real world.
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Twitter misses the old Kanye West – CNET

Social Cues: Reasons to skip Thanksgiving and Mickey Mouse’s birthday are also trending on Twitter and Facebook.
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Amazon offering deep discounts to Alexa shoppers – CNET

Want to score a deal on Amazon? Try shopping through Alexa.
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​Intel determined to power AI revolution, not be left behind – CNET

Artificial intelligence technology promises to revolutionize our lives. The world’s largest chipmaker is working feverishly to make sure it can profit from the change.
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Nothing good is free: How Linux and open source companies make money

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are. But since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways.
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Products found exclusively at the Apple Store – CNET

Play-Doh, Roli, Lifeprint and others offer products only on Apple’s site and in its physical stores.
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US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to delay the coming into force on Dec. 1 of a rule change that aims to expand the government’s ability to search computers and other digital devices across many jurisdictions with a single warrant.

The new Review the Rule Act aims to delay for discussion proposed amendments to rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure until July 1 next year. The changes to the rule have already been approved by the Supreme Court in April, and if Congress doesn’t act to the contrary, they will go into effect on Dec. 1.

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Without tech industry guidance, U.S. may resort to weakening encryption

Apple may have refused to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, but the tech industry is still better off working with the U.S. government on encryption issues than turning away, according to a former official with the Obama administration.

“The government can get very creative,” said Daniel Rosenthal, who served as the counterterrorism director in the White House until January this year. He fears that the U.S. government will choose to “go it alone” and take extreme approaches to circumventing encryption, especially if another terrorist attack occurs.

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