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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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Turkey cuts off Wikipedia amid dissent crackdown – CNET

A court orders a “protection measure” against the online encyclopedia in the midst of efforts to shut down opposition.
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Trump tweet-shames Democrats, promises health care nirvana – CNET

Commentary: After avoiding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and leading his own rally, the president is back to tweeting to the people.
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White House Correspondents rant rapidly ranks on YouTube – CNET

Commentary: Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” offers a cutting diversion at the dinner, and it’s suddenly the No. 1 trending video on YouTube.
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Merriam-Webster uses Apple fans to define 'sheeple' – CNET

Commentary: This won’t please everyone who loves their iPhone. Your devotion is officially tied to a derogatory term.
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Parents coming to visit? This tech can help – CNET

Make family visits smoother and less stressful with a few smart upgrades.
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How they created that astonishing 'American Gods' sex scene – CNET

A trap door and plenty of effects magic. Actor Yetide Badaki reveals just how complex it was to film that startling sequence in the first episode.
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Game over for Amazon's free apps and games program – CNET

Amazon’s Underground Actually Free program, which lets you grab premium apps for nothing, won’t be around forever, folks.
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'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 reportedly leaked by hackers – CNET

A hacking group threatens to target other shows after claiming to put 10 episodes of Netflix’s tentpole series online in an apparent ransom attempt.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Join us for 47 minutes of live gameplay – CNET

Watch us race through Nintendo Switch’s hottest new party game.
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Steve Ballmer takes excitement to new levels of crazy – CNET

Commentary: At Friday night’s Game 6 between his Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz, the former Microsoft CEO offers self-expressions that might frighten some.
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Elon Musk shows how his tunnels will help you avoid traffic – CNET

Commentary: A video posted on Musk’s new Boring Company website shows how exciting it will be to disappear underground.
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CNET UK podcast 519: Filtering the facts with BBC's QI's chief Elf – CNET

James Harkin, head of research for BBC’s QI joins the show to discuss how to filter the world’s knowledge and brings a few tech facts to blow our minds.
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All the Star Trek captains boldly go onto postage stamps – CNET

Canada Post paired each captain with one of his or her greatest enemies — and Picard’s is the best.
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'American Gods' creator Bryan Fuller on life, death and deities – CNET

The showrunner talks about how the series veers from Neil Gaiman’s book, and how the themes of myth, magic and migration speak to our divided world.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Which one's the smarter buy? – CNET

Both the Galaxy S8 and G6 have big screens, water resistance and premium looks. But which one is the better way to go?
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Our favorite phone apps right now – CNET

Every week we ask a question around the office to see what CNET folks think. This week: What app are you using most on your phone right now?
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Who's driving this bus? Nobody – Roadshow

Commentary: Autonomous cars are all well and good. But if you want to make everyone’s life better, look to your city’s buses.
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Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom – CNET

The tech giant is planning a renewed push into the classroom, aiming its Windows software and Surface tablets at kids as well as adults.
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Trump's first 100 days: The best and worst tweets – CNET

Here’s a look at how the US president has used his favorite mode of communicating to the masses during his #first100days in office.
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9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

Have security gadgets, will travel
Have security gadgets, will travel

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The highly digitized and hyperconnected world that we live in today has heightened the security stakes for us all. But if work frequently takes you away from the home office, you have some particular security and privacy concerns.

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Would you leave your Amazon Echo or Google Home for an Apple smart speaker? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 82) – CNET

Apple’s working on an Echo-like smart speaker of its own. Apple is testing its autonomous vehicle platform, and it also wants in on peer-to-peer payments with Apple Pay.
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NSA ditches controversial aspect of its spy program – CNET

US intelligence agency will stop scooping up text and email exchanges between Americans and people overseas that include mention of a foreigner under surveillance.
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You can thank KFC for inspiring Mortal Kombat's Reptile – CNET

During NetherRealm Creative Director Ed Boon’s Injustice 2 tour, we talk about Easter eggs in his games and the moment he knew it would never be the same.
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Apple, others want to tweak California's self-driving car rules – CNET

The input, posted online by the DMV, includes suggestions by Lyft, Tesla, Uber, Waymo and dozens of others.
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Aliens will take us out in three seconds, says Ridley Scott – CNET

Commentary: The famous director insists that beings out there are a lot smarter than we are.
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Obama reportedly digs at Trump and his Twitter account – CNET

Commentary: In an interview in Manhattan, the president muses that he had his own way of dealing with things, according to the New York Post.
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Elon Musk teases electric Tesla semi truck at TED talk – Roadshow

Musk said previously that its debut is set for September.
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Investigate Uber for phone tracking, consumer group tells FTC – CNET

Consumer Watchdog asks the Federal Trade Commission to check out claims that Uber tracked users’ iPhones even after they’d deleted the app.
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Elon Musk's boring tunnels don't look boring at all – CNET

The tech visionary’s Boring Company, which aims to build tunnels beneath LA, has released a video of what they could look like.
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Audi's moon rover makes its film debut in 'Alien: Covenant' – Roadshow

Yes, Audi built a moon rover.
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The 404 Show 1698: Shanon Cook from Spotify previews the music of the summer (podcast) – CNET

Shanon Cook returns to the show bringing along candidates for what could be the song of the summer — but doesn’t leave before telling a slightly embarrassing Bono story.
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Mitsubishi, West Coast Customs to build a 'new' 1917 Model A – Roadshow

It may look 100 years old, but it will be built atop a brand-new platform.
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Worldwide PlayStation 4 shipments reach 60 million – CNET

Shipments are up from last year by about 2.3 million units.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Join us for 30 minutes of live gameplay – CNET

We’re streaming Nintendo Switch’s new racer live at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
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Microsoft Windows 10 'Redstone 3' test build brings back My People feature

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 ‘Redstone 3’ test build, No. 16184, adds back a feature that Microsoft cut from the Creators Update back in January 2017: My People.
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Airbnb agrees to let California watch for racist hosts – CNET

A voluntary agreement between Airbnb and California officials will bring scrutiny to hosts accused of racial discrimination.
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Tech's diversity issues could cost it $16 billion a year – CNET

Unfair treatment at work is a big reason tech workers leave. It affects underrepresented groups and it’s costing the industry, a study shows.
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Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation.

SNMP is used for automated network device identification, monitoring and remote configuration. It is supported and enabled by default in many devices, including servers, printers, networking hubs, switches and routers.

Independent researchers Ezequiel Fernandez and Bertin Bervis recently found a way to bypass SNMP authentication on 78 models of cable modems that ISPs from around the world have provided to their customers.

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Adorable 'Alien: Covenant' toys coming from Funko – CNET

Funko makes frightening facehuggers and Xenomorphs look cuddly — well, almost — with their new Pop Vinyl collectibles.
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Uber's new update makes it easier to delete your account – CNET

The ridesharing company will now let users delete their accounts from inside the app.
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Nintendo Switch returns to Toys R Us and Best Buy today – CNET

The hybrid game console has outsold Nintendo’s expectations, which may explain why shoppers are having a tough time finding one.
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'The Circle' review: A thriller for the tech literate – CNET

Is Tom Hanks playing Zuck, @jack or Jobs in the movie that serves as cautionary tale for the mainstream but probably won’t surprise the tech savvy?
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Johnny Depp surprises fans on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride – CNET

That’s no animatronic pirate! Jack Sparrow himself entertained guests on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride at Disneyland in California.
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Einstein vs. The Clash: How I used music to hack my brain – CNET

I scanned my brainwaves to see how concentration app Focus@Will uses music to help you achieve that all-important flow.
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Malaysia may prosecute WhatsApp group admins over fake news – CNET

Malaysia follows India as it looks to WhatsApp to curb fake news.
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Overwatch hero D.Va will be temporarily removed – CNET

Blizzard’s customer support said the character was being deactivated while the company investigates a bug in the massively popular game.
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Australian Federal Police illegally access journalist metadata – CNET

Just two weeks after Australia’s mandatory data retention scheme came into force, police have revealed one of their officers “illegally” accessed a journalist’s call records.
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The other side of the Red Carpet: a peek inside the madness – CNET

I took my first (and possibly only) dive into red carpet photography last night at The Tribeca Film Festival’s screening of The Circle, a movie based on Dave Egger’s prescient novel. It was as weird and strangely fascinating as I suspected it would be.
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Heineken just made the ad Pepsi wishes it had – CNET

Commentary: You want to bring people together over the drink you’re selling? Watch this. Millions on YouTube already have.
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Nintendo unveils 2DS XL, a $150 portable game system – CNET

The new handheld will play all Nintendo 3DS, new Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games, but in 2D.
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