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GoldenEye 007 is now available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox January 26, 2023

Image: Rare GoldenEye 007 has finally landed on Xbox and Nintendo Switch in a simultaneous dual-release of two titles with some important differences. On Xbox, GoldenEye 007 is a remastered version of the legendary Nintendo 64 title that first launched in 1997. The remaster includes 4K resolution, smoother frame rates, and split-screen local multiplayer, similar […]

Schwarzenegger quits 'New Celebrity Apprentice,' blames Trump – CNET

Commentary: As a social media campaign claims its pressure forced half the sponsors to withdraw from the show, the ex-Terminator says the Trump brand leaves a bad taste.
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FCC helps Jewish community centers track down bomb threats – CNET

Jewish community centers around the country will be able to see blocked phone numbers to help track perpetrators calling in bomb threats, thanks to a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission.
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Tim Cook thinks AirPods are a 'cultural phenomenon' (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 74) – CNET

The AirPods are really good, but Timmy, you need to slow your roll. Plus, don’t expect a hybrid OS for the iPad anytime soon.
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Math is like magic on the Numberphile YouTube channel – CNET

Even if you’re not good at math, this YouTube channel explains complex concepts in a fun way to make them easy to understand.
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Self-driving hearse could project holograms of the dead – CNET

A concept robotic hearse tricked out with a transparent coffin and multimedia system could drive funerals of the future.
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​Uber devises secret Greyball tool to evade officials – CNET

In an effort to bypass local laws, the ride-hailing company created a tool that can identify and target individuals, including police.
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Some guy in Texas may just have created a better battery – CNET

Ok, he’s not some guy. John Goodenough, 94, helped invent the lithium-ion battery that our devices rely upon, and now he’s announced another breakthrough that could triple battery life.
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Haven't got a Nintendo Switch? Don't worry, more are coming – CNET

Unlike the NES Classic, which was out of stock for months, Nintendo’s newest console should be easy to come by, company execs say.
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Ikea's summer lineup includes solar-powered outdoor LED lights – CNET

The low-cost lamps and fixtures use solar panels and high-efficiency LEDs to stay powered for years.
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Cold weather, hot hatch: Ford finding early Focus RS sales success – Roadshow

The automaker has averaged more than 500 RS sales each month since the car went on sale, and buyers are paying through the roof for ’em.
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The Google Pixel 2 is coming and it won't be cheap – CNET

Google’s SVP of hardware shared a few hints about the successor to the Pixel phone.
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Microsoft turns the bug-fixing crank with more new Windows 10 Creators Update test builds

Microsoft is continuing to quash bugs in Windows 10 Creators Update with each new test build for PCs and phones.
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 late-model cars for fire risk – Roadshow

More than two dozen fires were reported in the US alone.
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These were the most popular headphones on CNET last month (February, 2017) – CNET

Our list of the most trafficked headphone reviews on CNET includes two Bose, one Beats and an Apple.
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Bill Gates totally predicted Netflix in 1994 Playboy interview – CNET

Bill Gates described a future movie database where you can “select and get video on demand.” Yep, that’s Netflix.
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NASA offers free software online in new catalog – CNET

Space fans and science tinkerers can access free software from a range of NASA projects such as satellites and advanced drones.
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Fight killer robots for free in the new Oculus exclusive, Robo Recall – CNET

The new full-scale game from Epic is free for Touch owners.
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NBC invested $500 million in Snapchat IPO – CNET

NBC Universal reportedly invested $500 million in Snapchat’s parent company Snap during its IPO.
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'Stranger Things' police chief could end up in 'Deadpool 2' – CNET

Time-traveling mutant Nathan “Cable” Summers could be played by David Harbour in the superhero sequel. Hey, stranger things have happened.
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Mike Pence's email envelops social media – CNET

Social Cues: Also trending on Facebook are Uber and Tom Hanks.
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Pence used private mail for state work as governor, and account was hacked

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly used a private email account to transact state business when he was governor of Indiana, and his AOL account was hacked once, according to a news report.

Emails released to the Indianapolis Star following a public records request are said to show that Pence used his personal AOL account to communicate with his top advisers on issues ranging from security gates at the governor’s residence to the state’s response to terror attacks across the globe.

A hacker seems to have got access to his email account in June last year and sent a fake mail to people on the former governor’s contact list, claiming  that Pence and his wife had been attacked on their way back to their hotel in the Philippines, according to the report. Pence subsequently changed his AOL account.

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Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

Computer users who have been affected by the Dharma ransomware and have held onto their encrypted files can now restore them for free. Researchers have created decryption tools for this ransomware strain after someone recently leaked the decryption keys.

Dharma first appeared in November and is based on an older ransomware program known as Crysis. It’s easy to recognize files affected by it because they will have the extension: .[email_address].dharma, where the email address is the one used by the attacker as a point of contact.

On Wednesday, a user named gektar published a link to a Pastebin post on the BleepingComputer.com technical support forum. The post, he claimed, contained the decryption keys for all Dharma variants.

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25 best battery-life laptops – CNET

From CNET Labs: These are the 25 top battery-life performers in laptops, hybrids and Chromebooks.
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The 25 laptops with the best battery life – CNET

These are the current laptops, tablets and 2-in-1 hybrids with the longest battery life.
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9 secrets to cyberattack survival

Preparing and responding to a cyberattack
Preparing and responding to a cyberattack

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Cybersecurity incidents continue to grow in both volume and sophistication, with 64 percent more security incidents reported in 2015 than in 2014, according to a June 2016 report by the Ponemon Institute. The human instinct is to try to find those responsible. However, any attempt to access, damage, or impair another system that appears to be involved in an attack is mostly likely illegal and can result in civil and/or criminal liability. Since many intrusions and attacks are launched from compromised systems, there’s also the danger of damaging an innocent victim’s system.

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