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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.

Eerie images of abandoned aircraft – CNET

What goes up must come down — and, eventually, stay down.
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Apple reportedly working on noninvasive diabetes sensors – CNET

The sensors would let diabetics monitor their blood sugar levels without frequent and painful finger pricking.
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Real-life Star Wars Tatooine could be a beachy destination – CNET

We’ve found planets around twin suns before, but none seem habitable so far. New research finds it’s worth continuing the search.
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'Rick and Morty' to take VR game plunge on 4/20 – CNET

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality will put players in the shoes of a Morty clone while navigating Rick’s lab and garage.
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​Airbnb: We collect taxes too – CNET

Just in time for Tax Day, the home rental service says it now has agreements with hundreds of governments worldwide to collect and remit taxes.
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Comedian Charlie Murphy remembered by fans and the famous – CNET

“Hope he and Prince are playing basketball and eating pancakes right now,” one comedian writes of the death of the “Chappelle’s Show” veteran.
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Watch how a man built an iPhone for $300 – CNET

Commentary: An engineer says he bought everything at public phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei, China. And he’s made a video to prove his case.
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Google's Android Pay adds banks, makes spending money easy – CNET

Now you can link the mobile payments service with your accounts at Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover and more.
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Star Wars' John Boyega comes back to Earth with 'Detroit' – CNET

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow slowly ratchets up the tension in first trailer for film about the 1967 riots.
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Thanos, oops I mean, Josh Brolin to play Cable in Deadpool 2 – CNET

Because playing the main villain of the Marvel universe just wasn’t enough, now Josh Brolin is teaming up with the Merc with a Mouth.
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Trippy NASA image shows dramatic Mars mesa – CNET

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter zeroes in on a fascinating mesa that looks beautiful and alien at the same time.
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​Facebook Messenger hits 1.2B users, that's a lot of people – CNET

The social network’s messaging app is now twice as big as Instagram and has as many users as WhatsApp.
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Shadow Brokers dump contained Solaris hacking tools

After the Shadow Brokers group opened up its archive of exploits allegedly stolen from the United States National Security Agency, security experts found a nasty surprise waiting for Solaris administrators.

The Register reported that the dumped Shadow Broker files reference two programs, EXTREMEPARR and EBBISLAND, that would let attackers obtain root access remotely over the network on Solaris boxes running versions 6 to 10 on x86 and SPARC architectures.

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Microsoft Word exploit linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict

A previously unknown Microsoft Office vulnerability was recently used to deliver spyware to Russian-speaking targets, in a possible case of cyberespionage.

Security firm FireEye noticed the intrusion attempt, which taps a critical software flaw that hackers are using to craft malicious Microsoft Word documents.

On Wednesday, FireEye said it uncovered one attack that weaponized a Russian military training manual. Once opened, the malicious document will deliver FinSpy, a surveillance software that’s been marketed to governments.

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Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley plug Star Wars charity contest – CNET

Appear in the new Han Solo movie, attend “The Last Jedi” premiere or visit Skywalker Ranch — all while raising money for Omaze.
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Hacking Nintendo's Switch could score you $20,000 – CNET

Nintendo launched a bug-hunt for its Switch gaming console, looking for ways to pirate or cheat — and it’s dangling a reward of up to $20,000.
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Star Wars Battlefront II trailer leaks – CNET

EA’s latest Battlefront title brings Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren and Rey into one game.
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Internet giants roar back against net neutrality teardown – CNET

Consumer groups, Democrats, and now Silicon Valley are lining up to protect existing net neutrality rules as the Republican FCC chairman prepares to tear them down.
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April the giraffe says stop questioning my pregnancy – CNET

Or at least that’s what her zookeepers say anyway. They urge webcam viewers to be patient; the calf will come out when it’s ready.
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Microsoft touts new hybrid-cloud tools; rolls out Azure AD B2B authentication service

Microsoft is continuing to use its hybrid-cloud computing functionality as a cloud differentiator with its rollout of additional migration tools and its Azure Active Directory B2B authentication technology.
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Microsoft confirms Spring launch is on for May 2 in New York City

Microsoft’s May 2 New York City event will be focused heavily on the Windows Cloud version of Windows 10, which could give Microsoft a much-needed Chromebook-compete play.
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Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its monthly security-patch bundle Tuesday, fixing 45 unique vulnerabilities, three of which are publicly known and targeted by hackers.

The top priority this month should be given to the Microsoft Office security update because one of the fixed flaws has been actively exploited by attackers since January to infect computers with malware. Over the past few days this vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-0199, has seen widespread exploitation.

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BlackBerry wins something for once: $815M from Qualcomm – CNET

BlackBerry wins a $815 million refund on royalties it paid Qualcomm, a binding decision that the chipmaker says won’t affect a similar case with Apple.
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Windows 10 Creators Update adds lots of new Bash/WSL features

Microsoft has made ‘hundreds’ of fixes and added a lot of new features to the Bash/Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 Creators Update. Here’s what’s new.
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Amazon's Parent Dashboard helps track kids' digital diets – CNET

The new, free service provides more information for parents using the FreeTime app.
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