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Reddit's value hits $1.8b, plans redesign to be more appealing – CNET

The CEO for “the front page of the internet” says its $200 million in funding is company’s largest ever as it is also hiring more workers.
Source: CNet

Hacked HBO episodes and 'Game Of Thrones' script leak online – CNET

Hackers targeting HBO have allegedly posted episodes at least two series, as well as a script for next week’s “Game Of Thrones.”
Source: CNet

Lyft says Valerie Jarrett is a 'natural fit' for its board – CNET

The ride-hailing company brings a former Obama advisor onto its board of directors.
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Uber's Travis Kalanick to make grand, Steve Jobs-like return? – CNET

Commentary: A report suggests the former Uber CEO is telling people he’s just taking a time out.
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Online terrorism debate heads to Silicon Valley – CNET

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will ask tech giants to do more to remove online terrorist content. But how much more can they realistically do?
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Hands-off the wheel: The next step in self-driving cars – Roadshow

In the next few years, your car will be able to handle the majority of highway driving, but how will it let you know when to take over? Bosch has an idea.
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Origin PC launches powerful and thin Max-Q laptops – CNET

The Origin PC EVO15-S and NT-15 Quadro laptops are (relatively) thin and light, but their powerful performance comes at a heavy cost.
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This is what an aurora looks like on Saturn – CNET

The glowing phenomena happens on other planets, too. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft recently spied Saturn’s version.
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Tesla's Model 3 marketing strategy ditches specs for end results – Roadshow

Looking for horsepower output or battery capacity? You’re going to be looking for a long time.
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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is out of juice – Roadshow

Mercedes will instead focus its efforts on its new generation of electric vehicles.
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Neil Armstrong's gold Cartier lunar module replica stolen – CNET

Police are searching for the person who stole the astronaut’s replica of the Apollo 11 lunar lander from an Ohio museum.
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iPhones take better pictures, says former Google exec – CNET

Commentary: Vic Gundotra, the man behind Google+, criticizes his old employers and says Android’s camera tech is “a few years behind.”
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Gboard update adds Maps, doodles and video to iOS keyboard – CNET

Google is expanding the capabilities of its Gboard smart keyboard for iOS beyond simply typing with the addition of drawing, Maps and YouTube.
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Is this what the iPhone 8 looks like? – CNET

A developer has found credible evidence of the next iPhone’s design and face detection features in a leaked firmware from Apple’s HomePod.
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Microsoft dumps iOS Word Flow keyboard in favor of SwiftKey – CNET

Cheerio, Word Flow. You’ve been replaced.
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'GoT' star shares Chewbacca video from Han Solo film – CNET

Watch the Wookiee have some fun in an Instagram video posted by Emilia Clarke. Also, director Ron Howard tweets another Han Solo set photo.
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Microsoft starts shipping its own keyboard with built-in Windows Hello sign-in

Microsoft is rolling out its own Windows Hello-compatible keyboard for Windows 10 devices. And it’s unsurprisingly consolidating its mobile-keyboard strategy around SwiftKey.
Source: Microsoft

Get a Lifepack backpack with Solarbank for $189 – CNET

Normally $269, this former Kickstarter darling features a built-in solar panel-powered Bluetooth speaker/mobile charger. Plus: an iPhone 7 Plus case for 15 cents!
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AMD is back in the high-end PC gaming game – CNET

The company is challenging rival Nvidia with new family of Radeon RX Vega GPUs.
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15 companies you might not know are owned by Amazon (and one that got dumped for a huge loss)

With Amazon taking on seemingly all of retail, it may not be immediately obvious how far the company reaches. Here are some companies you might not know it owns.
Source: DIY IT

Moto G5 Plus vs. E4: Battle of the best budget phones – CNET

Looking to save money on a budget phone, but not sure which is for you? I look at two of our favs: the Moto G5 Plus and the Moto E4.
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Elon Musk tweets about 'terrible lows and unrelenting stress' – CNET

Musk shows tech entrepreneurship and worldwide fame aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
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'Godzilla' returning to Tokyo alongside a live orchestra – CNET

Tokyo’s annual film festival will feature the original 1954 “Godzilla” film, with live orchestra performing its soundtrack.
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India 'helpless' against fake news spreading through WhatsApp – CNET

An Indian minister admits the government can’t do much to stop “objectionable content” spreading on WhatsApp because it has no access to encrypted content.
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'The Emoji Movie' tops $25 million over US opening weekend – CNET

[Insert Confused Face Emoji]
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Chasing down leakers fast with ThinAir's asset tracking

Tony Gauda, CEO of ThinAir, talks with CSO senior writer Steve Ragan about how the ThinAir system tracks which users within an organization have seen each piece of data, spotting anomalous information and quickly finding the source of a leak.
Source: Security

Do developers care about security?

They certainly do, according to Sarah Gibson, application security consultant at Veracode, who talks with CSO senior writer Fahmida Rashid about the issues around application security, and how having a collaborative security team is key to writing good code.
Source: Security

League of Legends to get its own esports reality show – CNET

Broadcasting on YouTube, “The Next Gamer” will whittle a group of 40 gamers down to one pro.
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SNES Classic, Nokia 3310 and other retro tech done right – CNET

Nostalgia: Because romanticizing the past never goes out of style.
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A gun that squirts molten metal? Certainly, sir – CNET

Commentary: You might be fascinated by the aggressive uses to which science can be put. I’m more moved by the fruit that resists it.
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Russia outlaws VPNs used to access banned websites – CNET

Vladimir Putin signs law prohibiting use of technology popular for accessing government-restricted sites, Reuters reports.
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Playable Operation game cake is shockingly fun – CNET

This cake with cords buzzes just like the retro board game, and it’s edible.
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Honolulu bans staring at phone while crossing the street – CNET

Commentary: Starting in October, pedestrians will be fined if caught looking down at their phone while they’re in an intersection.
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Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough – CNET

Could a model that’s less than one-fourth the price of an iPhone possibly deliver the same mobile experience? I decided to find out.
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A hacker unlocked a ‘secure’ smart gun with $15 magnets – CNET

The Armatix IP1 smart gun is one of the few connected pistols available. It’s also easy to hack.
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Defcon hackers find it’s very easy to break voting machines – CNET

Voting is at the foundation of every democracy. Hackers find it’s on shaky ground thanks to shoddy technology.
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Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store – CNET

The country is continuing its clampdown on the use of virtual private networks to get around its notorious internet filter.
Source: CNet

Nokia 3310 and NES Classic: Nostalgia is the new black – CNET

In an attempt to win your heart (and wallet) phones, consoles and cameras purposely appeal to your sense of nostalgia.
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An insanely great phono cartridge for well-heeled audiophiles – CNET

The Audiophiliac finds analog bliss with the Koetsu Urishi Sky Blue phono cartridge.
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I play the security odds in Las Vegas by rolling the Wi-Fi dice – CNET

Who hacks the hackers? An inside look at hunting for insecure connections at the largest cybersecurity gathering in the world.
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A musician’s take on the analog-digital divide – CNET

The Audiophiliac reviews Damon Krukowski’s new book “The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World.”
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The 47 best iPhone games – CNET

If you’re all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.
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Amazon Treasure Truck selling Nintendo NES Classic for $60 today – CNET

No need to pinch yourself. The deal is available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle.
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Our favorite book-to-movie adaptations – CNET

Every week we ask folks around the office questions about pop culture. This week we wanted to find out which movies adapted from books were their favorites.
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By the numbers: Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV – Roadshow

Wondering how similar these two long-range EVs are? We’ve got some figures for you.
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Tesla Model 3 has no key, so don't forget your phone – Roadshow

When you pick up your new Model 3 electric car, Tesla won’t hand you a key, but instead program your phone to unlock the doors and start it up.
Source: CNet

Tesla Model 3 final production model unveiled – Roadshow

Tesla Motors unveils its fourth and most affordable vehicle to date, the 2018 Tesla Model 3 sedan.
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Airbnb guest files lawsuit after alleged sexual assault by host – CNET

The woman says Airbnb didn’t thoroughly screen a Los Angeles host accused of attacking her. Airbnb says it conducts rigorous background checks.
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Explore Facebook with this hidden feed – CNET

Facebook knows what you like, and wants to give you more of it. Here’s how.
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Why the Galaxy S8 Active could be nearly invincible – CNET

Rumors say the S8 Active won’t crack under pressure thanks to a shatter-resistant screen.
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