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Building a Replica Of An Obscure Romanian Computer September 30, 2022

We’ve all seen emulated Apple II and Commodore 64 boards about the place. Few of us have heard of the Romanian ZX Spectrum clone known as the Cobra, let alone any efforts to replicate one. However, [Thomas Sowell] has achieved just that, and has shared the tale with us online. The Cobra was named for […]

Sprint introduces wannabe millennial robot for Super Bowl – CNET

Commentary: In two teaser ads, Sprint introduces Evelyn, a robot who seems desperate to be a true young adult of today.
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Mario movie cometh, Nintendo working with 'Despicable Me' studio – CNET

Take two: Mario’s first forray into film back in 1993 isn’t remembered fondly, but Nintendo now hopes to right that wrong.
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Mario Kart will be playable on your smartphone by March 2019 – CNET

Nintendo announced Mario Kart Tour on Wednesday, a game for iOS and Android devices.
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Facebook is still raking it in, even as people spend less time on the service – CNET

The world’s biggest social network is almost minting money, but people are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook every day because of changes to the news feed.
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2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 inadvertently sets lap record at VIR – Roadshow

The beastliest Corvette ever is so fast that it set a lap record at America’s toughest track with an engineer at the wheel.
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Bigfoot may soon stomp across best license plate ever – CNET

It’s a big hairy deal: Senator proposes a specialty plate honoring Sasquatch, calling him a Washington state native.
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Twitter warns more of its users about Russian propaganda – CNET

The social network says it’s sent alerts to about 1.4 million people regarding Russia-linked content on the site.
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Waymo releases its autonomous driving report card for California – Roadshow

Waymo’s 2017 autonomous vehicle disengagement report is out and the results look pretty good.
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Here’s why you should avoid porn on Android phones – CNET

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab find that a quarter of Android malware used porn as the bait.
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Monopoly Cheaters Edition rewards your dishonest loser friends – CNET

Ever try to palm a few extra bills when playing the property game? This version’s for you, and it even comes with handcuffs.
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Qualcomm-Samsung deal could help in Qualcomm legal case – CNET

The chipmaker for phones inks an agreement with Samsung in which Samsung will step away from an antitrust appeal in South Korea.
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Potential witness list in Waymo v. Uber suit includes big names – CNET

Among the people listed are Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. No surprise, ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is also named.
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Enhancia Ring takes your music to 11 with a finger flick – CNET

The connected MIDI controller ring enhances how you play music.
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Sorry, Rex Tillerson isn't offering you a $1.85 million ATM card – CNET

Commentary: The Federal Trade Commission warns of an email scam that suggests the secretary of state is participating in a big giveaway.
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Samsung meets Bitcoin? Yep, the firm is making crypto chips – CNET

The phone and appliance powerhouse is also the world’s largest chipmaker. And it’s making processors for mining virtual dinero.
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Lotus hopes to launch an SUV, two sports cars in the next four years – Roadshow

We’ll believe ‘em when we see ‘em.
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2020 Ford Explorer will go RWD, pick up ST trim, report claims – Roadshow

Don’t expect Ford to confirm any of it until it happens, though.
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Windows will rid your computer of deceitful cleaners – CNET

Windows Defender will soon delete programs that trick you into paying for a service with alarming messages about the health of your computer.
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Amazon replaces Alexa with stars in Super Bowl ad – CNET

Commentary: After Alexa loses her voice — and Jeff Bezos starts to worry — Amazon reveals its replacements, who include Cardi B and Rebel Wilson.
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NASA spots spectacular ISS transit across the full moon – CNET

The International Space Station knows how to deliver an out-of-this-world photobomb with a scenic shot in front of the full moon.
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Get a Zink Happy wireless photo and label printer for $69.99 – CNET

This magical little box churns out ink-free prints/labels on special paper rolls. It normally sells for $100. Plus: two fantastic bonus deals!
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Udelv's self-driving delivery truck begins public testing in California – Roadshow

The “last-mile” autonomous delivery truck will deliver food to patrons of a local grocery chain as part of a pilot program.
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Best big TVs for the big game 2018, starting at just $370 – CNET

The Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in the most-watched TV event of the year. Here are eight big, beautiful TVs on which to enjoy the game.
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iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8: Similar cameras, different results – CNET

Both flagship phones for Apple and Samsung have nearly identical camera hardware. But the photos and videos they take are pretty different.
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iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 camera shootout – CNET

We compare Apple’s and Samsung’s dual-rear camera twins around San Francisco.
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