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CES 2019 was awash with devices supporting multiple voice assistant platforms, which shows the voice assistant ecosystem may never be a winner-take-all market (Bob O'Donnell/Tech.pinions) January 16, 2019

Bob O’Donnell / Tech.pinions: CES 2019 was awash with devices supporting multiple voice assistant platforms, which shows the voice assistant ecosystem may never be a winner-take-all market  —  One of the clearest developments that came out of 2018, and prominently on display last week in Las Vegas at CES 2019, was the rise of the […]

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Anthony Carboni shows up and makes us all yell at each other (Tomorrow Daily 387 show notes) – CNET

On today’s show Anthony Carboni stops by to talk podcasting and “What’s News” on Comic-Con HQ. He’s not nearly the monster Jeff said he was…or is he?
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Adnan Syed, of 'Serial' podcast, granted new trial in murder case – CNET

The Baltimore man’s conviction became the subject of a popular podcast that speculated on his guilt and whether he received a fair trial.
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NASA partners with Apple on Jupiter mission soundtrack – CNET

Space agency and iPhone maker team up to create songs inspired by Juno probe’s mission.
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Facebook cuts Paper app from its lineup – CNET

The world’s largest social network initially created its Paper app to experiment with new ways to read Facebook. Two and a half years later, it’s being shut down.
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Lego brilliantly confronts dad who works too hard and doesn't see 6-year-old – CNET

Technically Incorrect: In a very clever ad, Lego shows how a child uses fantasy to make up for not seeing dad. In one case, the toymaker guilts the father into seeing his kid create those fantasies. In public.
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White House says data can help fix America's overcrowded jails – CNET

Obama’s latest initiative will help to direct low-level offenders and people with mental issues out of the jail system.
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Nickelback-hating meme must stop, says comedian Jim Gaffigan – CNET

Technically Incorrect: You’re supposed to hate Nickelback because you’re supposed to hate Nickelback. On Conan O’Brien’s show, Gaffigan asks why.
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Virgin America launches Snapchat selfie filter because selfies – CNET

Technically Incorrect: Virgin America gives you mood-lit selfies. You’ve always wanted those.
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Apple said to be in talks to acquire music service Tidal – CNET

Apple may be looking to bolster its music offerings with the addition of the Jay Z-owned subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Aerosmith guitarist making music with Monster – CNET

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has announced he is working on a set of speakers and headphones focused on classic rock with one of the companies behind the Beats brand.
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Use virtual reality to find a new apartment – CNET

Need a new place to live, but no time to visit potential properties? VR can help.
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Microsoft Office 365 email outage affecting some US customers

An Office 365 email outage is affecting a number of users who are unable to send or receive messages. Exchange Online Protection’s filtering infrastructure could be at fault.
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Android Nougat? Really? Here are at least eight better names – CNET

Commentary: The Googleplex has christened the next version of Android to be nougat, after a sweet treat not all people understand. Surely we could do better?
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​Tesla under investigation after fatal Model S Autopilot crash – Roadshow

A Tesla Model S sedan has tragically been involved in a fatal crash, and use of the car’s Autopilot system is under investigation.
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'90s Oregon Trail lets you die from dial-up, not dysentery – CNET

Why die from snake bites in the Oregon Trail game when you can suffer from 1990s problems like bad haircuts and unexpected digital pet deaths in Crystal Pepsi Trail?
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Anti-BuzzFeed petition #StopBuzzThieves starts – CNET

Internet denizen Akilah Hughes launches an online petition against BuzzFeed for allegedly taking others’ ideas without compensation.
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Unlikely bedfellows: Tesla, Ruby Tuesday enter Supercharger partnership – Roadshow

Good ideas come from strange places sometimes.
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See Jupiter's auroras, bigger than Earth, 'throwing a fireworks party' – CNET

The Hubble Space Telescope is spying breathtaking auroras on Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft rides amid the solar wind that creates them while on its way to the gas giant.
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First 'AT&T Thanks' buy-one, get-one offer takes your friend to the movies, just because – CNET

Subscribers to AT&T who buy a ticket to AMC or Regal theaters will get one free after validating their mobile number.
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Eagle-mounted 360 camera offers stunning bird's-eye view of Scottish highlands – CNET

If you’ve ever wanted a bird’s eye view of the Scottish highlands, wish no more.
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Android N is officially called Nougat – CNET

Google announces the name of the latest version of its mobile software, after asking fans in May to chime in with suggestions.
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Disney's gamer-loving 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' comes to theaters in 2018 – CNET

Too bad the dry, lengthy announcement on Facebook Live almost wrecked it for us.
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Microsoft delivers preview of Office Delve app for Windows 10

Microsoft’s preview of its Office Delve app for Windows 10 is available for download. And new travel and delivery tracking options are coming to Outlook.
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Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' would have been cable's No. 2 show – CNET

A Nielsen report seen by The Wall Street Journal shows massive viewership numbers for the crew at Litchfield Penitentiary.
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AI, Frankenstein? Not so fast, experts say – CNET

It’s easy to worry about what artificial intelligence will deal us. Some people are trying to sort things out before we get too far down the road.
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Facebook wins appeal to collect data on nonmembers in Belgium – CNET

The tech giant was ordered to stop tracking data on nonmembers, but can now continue doing so.
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CEO Nadella to publish book on lessons learned leading Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will release his first book in the fall of 2017 about lessons learned during his stewardship of the company.
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Bare hands are the future of VR, says Microsoft Research (Tomorrow Daily 386 show notes) – CNET

Because game controllers in virtual reality are SO last-gen.
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Juiced for Olympics in VR? Better grab a Samsung headset – CNET

For the first time, you can watch Olympic ceremonies and competition in virtual reality, but only if you have Samsung’s devices and pay for traditional TV.
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July 4 fix-it weekend: Last chance to do free Windows 10 upgrades for the family

This is the last holiday weekend before Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade is gone in a flash. Are you prepared? Here are some tips to make the process go more smoothly.
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Security Sessions: Is hospital security on life support?

In this episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goochild speaks with Ted Harrington from Independent Security Evaluators about how vulnerable hospitals are in protecting patient health.
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Google buys 12 years of electricity from yet-to-be built wind farm – CNET

The Norwegian wind farm will supply renewable energy for Google’s European data centres for 12 years.
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'Crowd Control,' part 21: What comes after the zombie apocalypse – CNET

In the penultimate installment of CNET’s crowdsourced sci-fi novel, the resurrection war on Earth resolves and humanity turns to the true threat.
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Apple's new patent will block your iPhone from recording video at gigs – CNET

The patent uses infrared to tell your phone to disable video recording so you can focus on enjoying the show.
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The day the theory of evolution levelled up – CNET

A great debate between biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce played a huge part in the theory of evolution’s spreading through history.
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Intel may partner with BMW to produce autonomous cars – Roadshow

Self-driving cars may be a step closer to hitting the streets if a potential partnership with BMW and Intel comes to pass.
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Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars — and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives — you or the people it’s heading for on the highway — who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.
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Fight back! Learn to hunt threats with free tools

The expression “assume breach” has become common in the information security industry. Far too often, intrusions go undetected for extended periods of time or until an external party discovers a breach and notifies the organization. Given the increasingly targeted and even personalized nature of attacks, network defenders must move beyond a reactive posture and instead hunt for unknown breaches. This systematic pursuit of unknown adversaries is known as threat hunting.

Hunting is not without its challenges. Defenders must be able to sift through mountains of data to rapidly detect and address a compromise. How is this done? You can get a taste of hunting threats on the cheap by making use of free and open source tools to analyze host and network data. This can demonstrate the power of hunting and perhaps whet your appetite for a full-featured threat hunting platform.

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Oculus CEO's Twitter gets hacked – CNET

Brendan Iribe, CEO of the Facebook-backed VR company, has his Twitter intruded into.
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Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live – CNET

The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US.
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Amazon's Prime Day to return with big focus on TVs, toys – CNET

The shopping event is back on July 12, with a handful of tweaks from last year to allay past complaints.
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'Unexpected John Cena' is no longer just an internet meme – CNET

The prank has been the bane of many an internet user’s existence for some time, but now John Cena and Cricket Wireless are using it for good.
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BOSEbuild Speaker Cube kit teaches kids the power of DIY – CNET

Just in time for summer, Bose is releasing a step-by-step build kit that breaks down the science of sound and shows kids how to build their own functioning Bluetooth speaker.
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Google wants to show you all the data it's collected about your online habits – CNET

The web giant’s new tool lets you review the sites you visit, the searches you make and the videos you watch, among other things.
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Netflix picks up reboot of 1960s TV show 'Lost in Space' – CNET

The new series is based on the adventures of the Robinson family as they grapple with a strange alien environment far from home.
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Here's how the 'Game of Thrones' epic 'Battle of the Bastards' scene was created – CNET

The visual-effects studio that created one of the most climactic scenes from the series shows how it was done.
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Sen. Warren says Apple, Google and Amazon have too much power – CNET

The prominent senator from Massachusetts believes “competition is dying” in America, and anti-competitive mergers are responsible.
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I taught my mom how to play Doom – CNET

CNET writer Danny Gallagher goes to Hell and back with his mother by showing her how to play the new bloody reboot of the classic first-person shooter.
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​Get a Lyft in the 'Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 – CNET

Who ya gonna call to grab a ride in a vehicle that scares away specters? This weekend Lyft offers a Ghost Mode option to riders in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Boston.
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A drunk driving virtual reality app is on its way – CNET

If you’ve ever wanted to experience monumentally awful things like drunk driving, soon you’ll be able to without putting yourself and other people in danger.
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