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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.

Galaxy S8 gets mercilessly flamed by Stephen Colbert – CNET

Commentary: The fire jokes won’t die, as the late-night host presents a parody ad.
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Samsung sees Galaxy S8 boost but warns of competition ahead – CNET

Company benefited from components sales in the first quarter and expects mobile to rebound with the Galaxy S8. But it’s worried about the next iPhone.
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Hasselhoff-bot stars in AI-scripted film – CNET

Self-learning algorithms provide the dialogue in this surreal short science-fiction film, starring David Hasselhoff as the Hoffbot.
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Unroll.me hit with privacy suit over alleged sale of user data – CNET

Inbox clean-up service accused of violating federal privacy laws by allegedly harvesting user data.
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These trending videos are no 'happy accident' – CNET

That’s what Bob Ross would say anyway. But who is he? And why are sloths so slow? Get these answers and more from this week’s trending YouTube videos.
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Why your 4K TV is probably the only 4K converter you need – CNET

If you have a 4K TV, you don’t need to use an upconverting Blu-ray player or receiver. Here’s why.
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Unroll.me co-founder calls users naive – CNET

Commentary: In a passionate and some might say slightly elitist screed, the co-founder of the company that sold Lyft receipts to Uber tries to defend the practice.
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Astronaut snaps unreal sunset spacecraft photo – CNET

A cargo ship on approach to the space station stars in a gorgeous sunset image that looks like a sci-fi movie still.
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Google Trips travels farther into Features Land – CNET

The travel logistics app, which pulls from your Gmail inbox to help organize your vacay, adds a few more bells and whistles.
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FCC chairman begins assault on net neutrality rules – CNET

Ajit Pai introduces a proposal that would eliminate the legal foundation of the FCC’s controversial net neutrality rules, but still try to preserve some openness.
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Adam Savage cosplays as Chewbacca with C-3PO in tow – CNET

Watch the former “MythBusters” co-host secretly invade Silicon Valley Comic Con while dressed as the famous Star Wars Wookiee.
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Chrysler offers new, fancier Pacifica trim to leather seat haters – Roadshow

The Touring Plus trim is now the highest trim you can purchase without leather seats.
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'Unbreakable,' 'Split' series continue with shared sequel 'Glass' – CNET

M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero films are officially becoming their own universe with a film that will follow both “Unbreakable” and “Split.”
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'Alexa, does this outfit make me look fat?' (The 3:59, Ep. 217) – CNET

We talk about Amazon’s newest Echo device and also discuss Sergey Brin’s secret airship.
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Amazon reveals the Echo Look, a device for style selfies – CNET

The $200 gadget lets you takes voice-activated photos and videos and is aimed at helping with your wardrobe choices.
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Consumer Reports downgrades Tesla Model S and X for missing autobrake – Roadshow

Tesla says it plans to remedy the issue this week.
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What's for dinner? Google Home has five million options – CNET

Google Assistant will give step-by-step instructions through the Google Home smart speaker for more than five million recipes, the company announced today.
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Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update release

Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update release to the dozen or so models of Windows Phones that will support the final version.
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Security-as-a-service model gains traction

With mid-market companies feeling an increasing need to devote time and resources to network security, the security-as-a-service model is gaining traction, according to new research released yesterday by 451 Research.

“The security challenge for mid-tier businesses is multi-dimensional,” Daniel Cummins, analyst at 451 Research, said in a statement. “For these businesses, everything seems to be increasing — attack frequency, compliance requirements, complexity, costs and the number of security products that need to be managed. Cloud-based security-as-a-service offers potentially significant advantages in terms of simplicity and access to security that may prove to be less complex and expensive than traditional approaches.”

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UK calls on Facebook to tackle fake news before election – CNET

British Parliament member wants Facebook to deal with inaccurate or offensive material before the UK’s snap election in June.
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Here's Disney's glorious new 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride – CNET

CNET got a first look at the Guardians Mission Breakout ride, seeing what happens when Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering join forces.
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How I saved nearly $7,000 on Apple gear this year

While there are rarely discounts on Apple gear, there is one way to save money: Don’t spend it. David Gewirtz demonstrates why it’s so important to think through your personal usage patterns prior to making big purchases.
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Instagram reaches 700 million users – CNET

In the past four months, Instagram’s added 100 million users alone.
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Cool it, Alexa: GE gives Amazon's assistant new air conditioner controls – CNET

GE’s Geneva skill already lets Alexa control your smart appliances. Now, just in time for summer, it’ll put her in control of your window AC unit, too.
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McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.

Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi organizations, and these latest attacks are all the work of hacker groups supported and coordinated by a single actor, and not the efforts of multiple gangs operating independently, said McAfee principal engineer Christiaan Beek and McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani. 

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