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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.

A Farsighted look at Iron Man suits, VR and tech worth investing in (Farsighted Podcast, Ep. 7) – CNET

The Farsighted crew is joined by Adam Draper, founder of Boost VC, which invests in startups working on a real hoverboard and other technology straight out of science fiction.
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Kickass Torrents to be blocked Australia-wide within weeks – CNET

The Australian Federal Court has ordered the country’s ISPs to block Kickass Torrents, but just how many different domains will they have to chase down?
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Squeezing the juice: Girt by CNET podcast 107 – CNET

This week the Girt team talks Silicon Valley flight and flubs and enormous Lego Death Stars. Not a euphemism.
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Facebook targets coordinated campaigns spreading fake news – CNET

Social media giant outlines steps it is taking against organizations using fake news to distort political sentiment.
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'The Simpsons' trolls President Trump with '100 Days' video – CNET

Trump’s hair has paw-some powers voters never knew about, and Ivanka is named to the US Supreme Court.
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YouTube video of Putin singing 'Creep' is beautiful and fake – CNET

Commentary: This is art of an exalted kind. Radiohead sung by a head of state.
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NBA fans can vote online for best dunk, shot of the season – CNET

Fans can take to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to pick this season’s best plays for the NBA Awards show in June.
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​Uber's self-driving chief steps aside as Waymo suit heats up – CNET

In a twist to the Waymo vs. Uber legal saga over self-driving cars, Anthony Levandowski recuses himself from all things lidar.
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Microsoft: Surface revenues lower than expected in its latest quarter

Microsoft’s Surface revenues came in lower than expected in the company’s third fiscal 2017 quarter due to both lack of product refresh and competition from the company’s PC-maker partners.
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Microsoft took six months to fix an Office exploit – CNET

More than 1 billion Microsoft Office users were at risk from the exploit that let hackers hide malware in Word files.
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Stamps change with heat to create total eclipse of the mail – CNET

Stamp out boring mail! This special postage will change from an eclipse photo to a full-moon photo when pressed.
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Google and Facebook were scammed out of $100M – CNET

The tech giants wired the bucks to an Eastern European man said to be posing as an Asian supplier.
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Mark Zuckerberg might have built your next Ford F-150 – Roadshow

It’s very unlikely that you’ll get his billions if the part he installed fails, though.
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Amid YouTube ad woes, Alphabet beats expectations – CNET

The video site is battling a firestorm over ads and hateful content. It’s sure to be top of mind for the company, even though the money is still rolling in.
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Nissan to add more Nismo vehicles to lineup – Roadshow

New division will crank up development of more performance-oriented Nissan models.
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Reebok's Alien Stomper sneakers are equal-opportunity this year – CNET

Last year, the movie-tie-in shoes were erroneously listed as coming only in men’s sizes.
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Annual Verizon security report says sloppiness causes most data breaches

Security threats are constantly evolving, but as Verizon’s latest DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report) shows, the more things change in information security, the more they stay the same.

More than half (51 percent) of the data breaches analyzed in the report involved malware, 73 percent of the breaches were financially motivated, and 75 percent of security incidents were tracked back to outside actors. This year’s report found that email was the number one malware delivery vector, compared to last year, when it was web drive-by-download attacks.

The DBIR dataset, which includes 1,935 confirmed data breaches and 42,068 security incidents across 84 countries, is compiled from 65 sources, including Verizon’s own investigation team as well as the United States Secret Service and other law enforcement groups. The report distinguishes between data breaches, where data is confirmed to have been exposed to an unauthorized party, and security incidents, which are security events that compromised “the integrity, confidentiality, or availability” of data.

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Apple Music could turn itself into a video streaming giant – CNET

The tech giant is looking to take its music service into new territory and create a unique type of service, says a report.
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Amazon's voice assistant is getting a face (The 3:59, Ep. 218) – CNET

Also on the podcast, we talk about how expensive ransomware has gotten and Facebook Live’s gruesome problems.
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Vizio's 2017 audio range offers Chromecast compatibility – CNET

Vizio unveiled its 2017 range of audio gear this week which includes a portable wireless speaker in addition to new sound bars.
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​Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit — 10 things you need to know – CNET

Get the highlights before it’s decided whether this high-stakes case will play out in private arbitration or public court.
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2018 Volvo XC60 enters production with a lot riding on its shoulders – Roadshow

Swedish automaker’s most important model will soon have a price tag.
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Microsoft calls takesies-backsies on Windows update – CNET

After discovering a problem with the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is temporarily blocking downloads of the update for some users.
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Alexa at the bat: Amazon aims to keep its hot streak going – CNET

Commentary: Expectations are high for Amazon’s newest generation of voice-activated gadgets. With Google Home nipping at the Echo’s heels, can Alexa rise to the occasion?
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Can Facebook solve its violent video problem? – CNET

As more videos involving murder and violence crop up on the social network, pressure is mounting for Facebook to gain control.
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