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It’s the end of an era: Netflix cancels Orange is the New Black October 18, 2018

Netflix yesterday announced it would end its most popular original television program after its next season. Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB pic.twitter.com/bUp2yY0aoK — Orange Is the New… (@OITNB) October 17, 2018 “Orange is The New Black” received wide-spread acclaim from critics and fans the moment Netflix debuted it back […]

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Facebook celebrates New Year with virtual firework displays – CNET

Sparks will be flying this New Year’s Eve on Facebook, where its millions of users can send good tidings to loved ones.
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Russian hackers strike at US electrical grid, report says – CNET

Code associated with a Russian hacking operation, known as ‘Grizzly Steppe,’ is found at a Vermont utility.
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See Wolverine 'Logan' movie trailer re-created with Legos – CNET

This impressive fan-made trailer makes Wolverine look even more weary in Lego form.
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Ultimate Dungeons & Dragons table features embedded monitor – CNET

The “Super-Fan Builds” webseries makes the kind of D&D table that would impress even the pickiest dungeon master.
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Parents' lawsuit claims FaceTime caused daughter's death – CNET

Commentary: A Texas family claims that because the driver of a car that crashed into theirs, killing their daughter, was on FaceTime, Apple should pay.
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Trump calls Putin smart, tweets good wishes to enemies, losers – CNET

Commentary: To end the year, the president-elect shows magnanimity. Of a kind.
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Sea-Monkeys documentary explores toy creator's dark side – CNET

Watch this mini-documentary on the history of the pop culture pet sensation Sea-Monkeys and how they swam into the imaginations of kids worldwide.
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Oscar Isaac posts 'Star Wars VIII' set photo of Fisher, Hamill – CNET

The actor who plays Poe Dameron posts a candid behind-the-scenes photo of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker with the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia.
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Google doodle eagerly awaits new year – CNET

Web giant has a balloon drop to help you put 2016 to rest and ring in 2017.
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Is 2016 really the year of death? We ask a Dead Pool boss – CNET

When celebrity deaths are your business, this horrible year actually comes in a little below average, the Stiffs.com commissioner tells CNET.
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The robots are coming to CES! (And we can't wait to meet them) – CNET

Advances in AI mean that 2017 is going to be the best CES for showcasing robotics yet
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Russian hackers penetrate US electrical grid, report says – CNET

Code associated with a Russian hacking operation, known as ‘Grizzly Steppe,’ is found at a Vermont utility.
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Blazing-fast 5G will light CES 2017's fire – CNET

Self-driving cars? Internet of things? Virtual reality chat? 5G could be the catalyst that powers everything.
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Putin ignores Obama's sanctions for election hacking attacks – CNET

The Russian president says he won’t respond in kind to expulsions and sanctions ordered by President Obama. Instead, he’ll wait for Trump to assume the presidency.
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Run-DMC sues Amazon and other retailers for trademark violations – CNET

A member of the hip-hop group said in his complaint that Amazon, Walmart and their business partners sold illegitimate Run-DMC merchandise.
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Next-gen Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to get a big range boost – Roadshow

Expect to drive 30% farther in the hydrogen-powered crossover.
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Watch this scary aborted jet landing in the wind – CNET

Commentary: A plane landing in the UK seems to be pointing sideways. It tries to land, then the pilot changes his mind.
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Apple to cut iPhone production by 10 percent, report says – CNET

A Japanese business newspaper predicts the cuts based on analysis of information from the tech giant’s suppliers.
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New year, new you, new fitness & health tech deals – CNET

From Home Deals: Looking to get healthy in the new year? We have a selection of deals that can help you shed the pounds while keeping the dollars.
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Moscow mocks Obama with Donald Trump-style tweet – CNET

Commentary: Russia’s embassy in the UK reacts to new sanctions against Moscow with, what else, a carping tweet.
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Microsoft's 2016: Windows 10 foibles and futures are the big stories

Here’s a quick look back on what the audience for ZDNet’s ‘All About Microsoft’ was clicking — and what it means for Microsoft in 2016 and the year ahead.
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The best sci-fi, fantasy and nerderific shows coming in 2017 – CNET

From “Star Trek: Discovery” to “The Defenders”, these are the new and rebooted shows you’ll be obsessed with in the new year.
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38 sci-fi, fantasy and geek-tastic TV shows for 2017 – CNET

From “Star Trek: Discovery” to “Twin Peaks” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, these are the new and rebooted shows blowing up your TV screens in 2017.
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What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity

There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017, and according to experts in the field, a lot of the trepidation is directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do.

Here’s what security vendors and analysts are predicting for the year ahead.

John B Wood, CEO of Telos Corporation, cites a need for cooperation between the government and the private sector. President-elect Donald Trump took a break from his “thank you” tour to meet with tech executives to smooth over a contentious time between the two sides during his campaign.

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Tom Arnold calls on 'gamers' to get Trump's taxes – CNET

The actor and comedian has also teased a database that he claims contains ‘The Apprentice’ outtakes that don’t portray the President-elect in a good light.
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Hubble closes out 2016 with a glorious megamaser – CNET

It’s a galaxy like a laser, emitting microwaves instead of light.
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Could editing be coming to Tweets? – CNET

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has asked the platform’s users which new or improved features they’d like to see in 2017.
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Blizzard throwing 20th anniversary Diablopalooza – CNET

To celebrate the birthday of its beloved action RPG, Blizzard is throwing a series of Diablo-themed events across multiple games.
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Duolingo introduces clubs to make language-learning competitive – CNET

The popular language-learning app introduces a new competitive aspect.
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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder, blindsides the internet – CNET

Williams announces their engagement on Reddit itself, of course.
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Microsoft foresees AR tracking your keys, milk, entire life – CNET

A patent filing by Microsoft hints at tech that would automatically keep tabs on everyday objects so you don’t have to.
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Neil Armstrong biopic to star Ryan Gosling, filming begins 2017 – CNET

Armstrong, who is the first person to walk on the moon, will be played by Ryan Gosling.
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Obama announces retaliation against Russia over election hack – CNET

The president issued an executive order to shut down two Russian intelligence offices in the US and eject 35 diplomats.
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What if: 2016 gets reimagined as a horror movie – CNET

The Galaxy Note 7’s explosive saga gets a cameo in the thriller of the year.
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Tell Twitter's CEO what you want from the site in 2017 – CNET

Jack Dorsey put out an open call for suggestions for Twitter on Thursday, using the hashtag #Twitter2017.
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VW adds parking prowess through PayByPhone acquisition – Roadshow

Volkswagen announced that it will acquire mobile parking payments service PayByPhone in a deal that could give drivers easier street parking.
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Uber driver insults famous football coach (who's the passenger) – CNET

Commentary: Former University of Texas coach Mack Brown gets a ride from an Uber driver who has something to say about Mack Brown.
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Amazon drones, meet your mothership – CNET

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s — Amazon. The online retailer has its head in the clouds with plans for an airship hosting a swarm of delivery drones.
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Tim Cook calls AirPods a 'runaway success' – CNET

With the wireless headphones in high demand, Apple’s CEO says the wireless earbuds are a holiday hit.
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One of tech's biggest events will go lean on phones. What's up with that? – CNET

CES may be the world’s largest tech show, but it won’t be where the year’s best phones premiere. Here’s why.
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Trump beats Bill Gates in Most Admired poll (but loses to Obama) – CNET

Commentary: A Gallup poll asks people whom they admire most. The president-elect comes in second.
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Samsung at CES: Ignore that burning Galaxy Note 7 over there – CNET

CES marks the first big event for Samsung following the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. How will it respond?
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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

The high-water line in information security gets higher each year. Just as we think we’ve finally figured out how to defend against attacks, then attackers come up with something new and we are right back to trying to figure out what to do next.

For example, ransomware has surged in the last year. Although that kind of malware has been around for years, the current model of encrypting user files to hold data hostage came about just recently. Infections quadrupled in 2016, with the FBI estimating an average of 4,000 attacks a day. A recent IBM survey of 600 business leaders in the United States found that one in two had experienced a ransomware attack in the workplace, and that companies paid the ransom 70 percent of the time. As a result, criminals are on track to make nearly $1 billion this year from ransomware, IBM X-Force said.

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5 key technologies to double down on now

With digital transformation dominating the business agenda, IT pros are under pressure to create a modern-day tech foundation sturdy enough to drive that change as they head into 2017. What milestones are they aiming for in the year ahead? Where should they direct their limited resources?

According to Computerworld’s Forecast 2017 survey, IT professionals will prioritize security, analytics, XaaS or “as a service” technology, virtualization and mobile apps in the coming year. If you’re thinking of adding those technologies to your own 2017 to-do list, read on for findings from our survey, along with real-world advice from other IT leaders.

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Actress Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mom, dies at 84 – CNET

The Hollywood star known as “America’s sweetheart” dies just one day after the death of her daughter, who played Princess Leia.
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One small step for man, one giant step for robot suit with man inside – CNET

A South-Korean robot similar to the ones imagined in the film “Avatar” took its first steps yesterday.
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Google honors the inventor of the Mackintosh – CNET

A Google Doodle celebrates what would have been Charles Macintosh’s 250th birthday. He invented waterproof fabrics.
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The FDA doesn't want your pacemaker to get hacked – CNET

The US Food and Drug Administration finalizes cybersecurity guidelines and recommendations to protect connected medical devices.
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Windows sound effects added to fainting-man video is comic gold – CNET

Sound effects are added to a video of a man passing out while riding a roller-coaster. And yes it’s funny.
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Twitter releases 360-degree video streaming on Periscope – CNET

Social network’s latest feature comes two weeks after rival Facebook announced plans to release its own 360 videos.
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