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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.

Bose is spying on us, lawsuit alleges – CNET

The proposed class-action suit claims the audio company uses its wireless headphones and Bose Connect app to collect private data and sell it to third parties, report says.
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This Rube Goldberg machine has us rooting for 3 little balls – CNET

Thrill to the adventures of Biisuke, Biita and Biigoro as they race through a Rube Goldberg contraption with truly evil villains in pursuit
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'The X-Files' have reopened for 10 more episodes – CNET

The truth is still out there, and Mulder and Scully will start looking again, with production on the new shows starting this summer.
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Plastc goes bankrupt after raising $9M for all-in-one card – CNET

Company says it has a functioning card that replace multiple credit and bank cards, but backers won’t get them.
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The LG V30 could get curves like the Galaxy S8 – CNET

LG is reportedly increasing its production of curved OLED displays, and the LG V20 successor could be the next phone to get one.
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US reportedly mulls charges against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange – CNET

Charges could include conspiracy, theft of government property, or violating the Espionage Act, according to The Washington Post.
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Got a second to kill? Learn a new language with this MIT app – CNET

MIT researchers design an app suite to help you learn Spanish or French while you’re waiting for your friends to get back to you on chat. Muy bueno!
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Google wants better international rules for data requests – CNET

The internet giant said more than two-thirds of requests from governments for data from its services come from outside the US.
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Samsung's brand has largely bounced back from Note 7 debacle – CNET

The latest polls from YouGov BrandIndex show Samsung is positioned roughly equal to Apple in consumer’s minds again.
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AT&T Fiber adds eight more metro areas – CNET

The telecommunications giant says it’s expanding its “100 percent fiber” internet network.
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​Apple wins Al Gore's praise on environmentalism – CNET

The former vice president chats with Apple’s Lisa Jackson about climate change, renewable energy and President Donald Trump.
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Buggy open source components still dog dev teams

Software bugs are inevitable, but some issues are more about not vetting third-party libraries than actual coding mistakes. Many of the security vulnerabilities found in commercial software are the result of using at-risk versions of open source libraries and frameworks, and the problem isn’t getting any better.

Modern software development relies on cobbling together custom code with multiple open source components, but organizations underestimate exactly how many libraries and frameworks they actually use, Black Duck Software said in its latest Open Source Security and Risk Analysis.

Of the 1,000-plus commercial applications audited by the company in 2016, 96 percent contained at least one open source component. A little more than one-third of the application’s codebase is made up of open source code, with an average application using 147 unique components, according to the analysis.

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Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey is back. And it's weird – CNET

The wunderkind virtual reality inventor had largely been silent since his politicking was exposed last year and he slunk out of Facebook.
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April the giraffe's cam going offline on Friday: Bye-bye baby – CNET

Watch now if you want, because the little family’s time as the Kardashians of the animal world is ticking to a close.
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Chihuahua arrested by police gains Facebook fame – CNET

Commentary: In Northern Ireland, alleged criminals come in all shapes, sizes and species.
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Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) – CNET

Also on the show: Facebook’s Building 8 and Verizon’s unlimited data push.
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Bill O'Reilly 'Daily Show' send-off enchants YouTube – CNET

Commentary: Trevor Noah’s tribute to the fired Fox News personality isn’t exactly full of praise. YouTube seems to like it.
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Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Two dozen Linksys router models are vulnerable to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over.

The vulnerabilities were discovered by senior security consultant Tao Sauvage from IOActive and independent security researcher Antide Petit while working together to analyze the Linksys EA3500 Smart Wi-Fi wireless router.

The two researchers found a total of 10 vulnerabilities that affect not only the EA3500, but two dozen different router models from Linksys’ Smart Wi-Fi, WRT and Wireless-AC series. Even though these devices are marketed as consumer products, it’s not unusual to find them running in small business and home office environments.

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Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10, Office feature releases twice annually

IT pros, mark your calendars. Starting in September 2017 with Windows 10 “Redstone 3,” Microsoft will begin rolling out new feature updates to Windows and Office 365 ProPlus together, twice a year.
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Get a 12-inch LCD writing tablet for $12.99 – CNET

Normally this size sells for at least twice the price, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for delivery. Plus: Yet another awesome free game!
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Main squeeze: HTC sets May date for squeezable U phone – CNET

The company strongly hints that the edges of the upcoming phone are pressure sensitive, which would mean you could control it with a squeeze.
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Tribeca spotlights your worst tech nightmare: 'The Circle' – CNET

Not stopping with “The Circle” as its splashy premiere, the Tribeca Film Fest also lines up some ominous VR to layer on technological unease.
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Woz on Comic Con, iPhones and the Galaxy S8 – CNET

The co-founder of Apple talks about his latest project, the second annual Silicon Valley Comic Con show.
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Smart TVs should be so much smarter – CNET

We’ve been dreaming of better, smarter entertainment that integrates seamlessly with the connected home for years now. So why isn’t it further along by now?
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​Stoned? If so, Lyft wants to give you a ride – CNET

In honor of 420, the ride-hailing company tricks out 17 cars with the tagline “Plan a ride before you’re high.” So we went for a ride-along.
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