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After EU antitrust ruling, Android's future in Europe looks like its present in China, with fragmented alternatives and numerous hubs for apps and services (Shannon Liao/The Verge) October 20, 2018

Shannon Liao / The Verge: After EU antitrust ruling, Android’s future in Europe looks like its present in China, with fragmented alternatives and numerous hubs for apps and services  —  By the end of the month, Google will charge a licensing fee in Europe for the Play Store and apps like YouTube and Gmail in […]

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Humans on Mars: An atlas of plans to land on the Red Planet – CNET

At least three major efforts are underway to put boots on the fourth planet from the sun. Here’s a visual look at each road map to the Red Planet.
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Apple hypes strange effects of iPhone 8 Plus' camera – CNET

Commentary: In a new ad, Apple highlights the mesmerizing joy of Portrait Lighting on its new phone.
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Uber ex-CEO Kalanick taps new board members amid power struggle – CNET

In response to a proposal to alter shareholder voting rights, Travis Kalanick appoints two new board members without consulting Uber or the rest of the board.
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Spine-tingling sounds from Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 speakers – CNET

The Audiophiliac gets an earful with Bowers & Wilkins’ new reference-quality stand-mount speaker.
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Do you stream movies or play DVDs or Blu-rays? – CNET

Streaming is more convenient and cheaper, so why would anyone play discs?
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Solving crimes through crowdsourcing is a dangerous game – CNET

Actors Jeremy Piven and Richard T. Jones talk about the “scary” premise behind the new CBS crime drama “Wisdom of the Crowd.”
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The stories from the first time we went to a concert – CNET

Every week we go around the office and ask a question to see what makes our people tick. This week we wanted to hear the stories about everyone’s first concert.
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The iPhone X won’t (totally) destroy the environment. Here’s why – CNET

Apple shares an environmental report whenever it releases a new iPhone. Here’s how the iPhone X fares.
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13 questions for Luke Wood, the President of Beats – CNET

With its flagship Studio3 Wireless headphone shipping soon, the head of Beats by Dr. Dre answers a few questions from CNET.
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Google reportedly probing possible Russian meddling in election – CNET

The search giant joins rivals Facebook and Twitter under the microscope.
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The 404 Show 1715: This is the end (podcast) – CNET

After 10 years of podcasting, The 404 Show says goodbye.
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How does Face ID work? Apple lets us know (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 103) – CNET

Apple releases a document detailing how Face ID works and adapts when your face changes; iOS 11 battery life is still brutal after the iOS 11.0.1 update; and the FCC wants Apple to activate FM radio on the iPhone.
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Did Paul Revere poop here? Maybe, say Boston privy excavators – CNET

Archaeologists have found pottery and a clay pipe in the filled-in outhouse, and they’re flush with enthusiasm.
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Samsung waiting for Apple's OK on its Gear Fit 2 Pro iOS app – CNET

The Gear Fit 2 Pro is advertised as iPhone compatible — but the app to make it so hasn’t been approved by Apple yet.
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Feds asking Facebook for info on anti-Trump activists – CNET

The Justice Department even wants info on the 6,000 people who “liked” the DistruptJ20 Facebook page, search warrants show.
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VW extends 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty to 'most' 2018 models – Roadshow

It’s also transferable to subsequent owners, which brings a little extra piece of mind for used-car buyers.
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2018 Honda Civic will not mess with success – Roadshow

There are no changes for the new model year, aside from a $100 price bump.
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It's mini mania: Next up, a tiny Commodore 64 – CNET

Glomming onto our love of all things retro and wee, Retro Games announces the C64 Mini, which comes with 64 games preinstalled.
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FCC head, a critic of net neutrality rules, likely to be reconfirmed – CNET

Despite Democrats’ protests over plans to dismantle net neutrality, Ajit Pai will likely keep his position as chairman thanks to the Republican-led Senate.
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SNES Classic Edition available from Amazon Treasure Truck – CNET

The daily deals program expands Friday to 18 major US cities. To celebrate, the carnival-themed trucks are selling the hard-to-get mini console.
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Yes, some people could actually buy the SNES Classic today – CNET

They’re already selling out, but many stores actually had some SNES Classics in stock when the doors opened.
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VW has spent $30BN on Dieselgate in the US… so far – Roadshow

It feels like not cheating would have been the cheaper solution in the long run.
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CNET asks: Are you buying the SNES Classic Edition? – CNET

The SNES Classic is coming to town. Are you excited about getting one or are you expecting the same results as the NES Classic release — shortage and disappointment? We want to know.
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Something's fishy about this 10-screen home office – CNET

Some people use dual computer monitors. Some people have a fishbowl on their desks. And then there’s Christian from Quebec, the latest CNET reader to Show Us Yours.
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Drones are delivering coffee to the Swiss – Roadshow

Mercedes-Benz is working with an e-commerce startup and a drone maker to test a delivery system that uses both drones and vans to get goods to consumers.
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Honda's awesome Urban EV Concept gets sporty follow-up in Tokyo – Roadshow

Or, how Honda got its groove back.
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Whole Foods hit by credit card hack at several stores – CNET

If you ate or drank at Whole Foods recently, you might want to keep a close eye on your credit card transactions.
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iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: which dual camera is better? – CNET

We tested out the dual cameras on Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung’s Note 8 to see which one takes better portraits, landscapes and low-light shots.
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The Snapchat generation already has a baby app – CNET

Kids these days are born into a world of social media. Baby Snaps wants you to string together the story of your kid’s day-to-day life to share with family.
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Apple computers are at risk from flawed updates, researchers find – CNET

Your Mac should be getting these patches automatically. But it may not be, and that could spell trouble.
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iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: the results of our comparison – CNET

Which photos do you like better, the ones shot on the Note or the iPhone? We tested out the dual cameras of these two flagship phones in different settings.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets could blast us off to… Earth? – CNET

If we’re building rockets to send us to Mars, why not use them on Earth? Musk asks the question at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
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Russian government linked to fake black activist accounts – CNET

Facebook and Twitter accounts attempted to stoke racial tensions and promote divisiveness in the US, CNN reports.
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Weekend Streaming: 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' returns after six years – CNET

It’s a pretty good weekend. Pretty, pretty, pretty good weekend.
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Google reportedly working on Echo Show competitor – CNET

The tabletop smart screen may debut as early as this year, TechCrunch reports.
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FAA restricts drone usage over some US landmarks – CNET

The Federal Aviation Administration says drones can’t fly within 400 feet of the boundaries of the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and other monuments.
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AT&T asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn net neutrality rules – CNET

As the FCC prepares to roll back the controversial rules, AT&T and others appeal a lower court’s ruling that upheld the rules to the Supreme Court.
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SNES Classic: Nintendo may have millions on sale Friday – CNET

Nintendo says it’ll ship more units *tomorrow* than it did all last year for NES.
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Google reports all-time high of government data requests – CNET

In Google’s latest transparency report, even more governments want to know what people are doing online.
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New Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer reveals big story details – CNET

Watch the latest trailer for Rockstar’s other lawless open-world franchise.
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LG V30 coming to Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile on Oct. 5 – CNET

LG’s high-end phone will be available on three major US carriers next week.
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Twitter finds 201 Russian accounts also linked to Facebook ads – CNET

The social network disclosed findings during with House and Senate committee investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.
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Hey, Elon Musk, what about toilet paper on Mars? – CNET

With the SpaceX CEO about to update his red planet plans, Neal Stephenson, Jonathan Nolan and other science and sci-fi smarties have questions about going interplanetary.
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GoPro Hero 6 can be in your hands now for $499 – CNET

The company debuted a faster but otherwise modestly updated version of its popular Hero 5 Black action camera.
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FCC chairman calls on Apple to activate FM radios in iPhones – CNET

Following devastation from recent hurricanes, the FCC’s chief says Apple should “step up to the plate” and put Americans’ safety first.
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Deal Alert: Order a Fire TV 4K and Echo Dot bundle, save $40 – CNET

Want to control your TV by saying “Alexa” into thin air? Amazon’s Fire TV 4K bundle makes it cheaper than ever.
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Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield get chattier (The 3:59, Ep. 291) – CNET

Integrations with Alexa and Google Assistant are helping people operate their TVs via voice.
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Ikea buys handyman-for-hire service TaskRabbit – CNET

The Swedish home furnishings giant now owns the gig economy specialist, according to a report.
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Airport check-in systems fail across the globe – CNET

A computer glitch leaves travelers waiting.
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Equifax will let customers control their credit data for free – CNET

New CEO apologizes, bows new service coming in January, and extends window for free credit freezes and access to its credit monitoring service.
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