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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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Google Doodle celebrates New Year's Eve with feathered friends – CNET

Google’s penguin siblings are back to ring in the new year with “sparklers in hand” and “fireworks overhead.”
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Iran reportedly blocks Telegram, Instagram amid protests – CNET

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says it’s unclear if the ban on the messaging app is permanent or temporary.
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Apple offers replacement iPhone batteries effective immediately – CNET

Discounted price, offered as part of battery slow-down calamity, were expected to be offered beginning in January.
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Status Audio CB-1 headphones are affordable excellence – CNET

Status Audio’s $69 full-size headphones sound better than they have any right to, the Audiophiliac says.
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Arrest made in Call of Duty-linked 'swatting' shooting death – CNET

LAPD arrests 25-year-old man in connection with an officer-involved shooting that may have arisen from a dispute over an online game wager.
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The Audiophiliac finds bliss with a 25-watt amplifier – CNET

The Audiophiliac explores the many splendid wonders of the Pass Labs XA25 amplifier.
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Best tech ads 2017: Call of Duty best, Facebook worst – CNET

Commentary: A look back at how tech companies tried to communicate in 2017 offers many sobering moments. And some that boggle the mind.
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Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept packs more visual juice – Roadshow

Slicker electric hatchback concept will be on display at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon.
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2018 Lexus RX 450h base price slashed by $7,340 – Roadshow

Standard equipment cuts have the hybrid crossover start at $45,695.
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A Steve Jobs Android phone? Oh please don't – CNET

Commentary: Two Italian fashion entrepreneurs say they’ve secured the rights to the “Steve Jobs” trademark worldwide.
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Forever 21: Yes, hackers breached our payment system – CNET

The clothing retailer says a breach of its systems let hackers steal some customer credit card data throughout much of 2017.
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Trump's latest Amazon gripe: It's making the USPS 'dumber' – CNET

Amazon is getting richer while the US Postal Service gets poorer, Trump tweets, because the agency charges Amazon “so little.”
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Howl at a New Year's supermoon to start 2018 right – CNET

A rare celestial phenomenon will usher in another year by brightening up the night sky for one more night of celebrating.
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The best Amazon Digital Day deals we've found – CNET

80 percent off Marvel digital graphic novels is just the beginning.
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Time in a Bottle, Part 3 – CNET

Original fiction from CNET’s Technically Literate series. In this three-part story, a glass of precious wine leads to a precious technological breakthrough.
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In 2017, the FCC made life easier for your internet provider – CNET

It’s a little less clear whether you and other consumers really benefited.
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'Black Mirror' season 4 rated by my depth of despair – CNET

The bleak, tech-obsessed anthology series returns to Netflix on 29 December — just in case your 2017 hasn’t been grim enough.
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'Bill Nye Saves the World' returns online – CNET

Netflix releases six new episodes where everybody’s favorite science guy takes on some interesting topics.
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Google has retired the Pixel C tablet – CNET

It’ll still get some form of Android updates, though.
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Here's Apple's huge apology for slowing down your old iPhone – CNET

Apple will offer $29 battery replacements that should speed things up again, through 2018.
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Why Uber is forking over a 15 percent stake to SoftBank – CNET

A quick look at the deal between the ride-hailing company and the big tech investor and why it matters.
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Your favorite Roadshow videos of 2017 – Roadshow

From two-track shredding to a Hyundai that sheds its roots, these are the videos you loved the most.
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LG home speaker with Google Assistant launches next month – CNET

LG beats rival Samsung to announce its first smart home speaker, which will launch at CES.
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YouTube on Fire TV? Things just got trickier – CNET

At the moment, Fire TV users looking to watch something on YouTube will have to detour to a web browser.
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Chinese court acts against founder of ambitious LeEco – CNET

It seizes assets of Jia Yueting, who resigned as CEO earlier this year from the company that once saw itself as a mashup of Apple, Tesla and more.
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T-Mobile chief: We're on the fast track to 5G – CNET

CEO John Legere expects the year ahead to continue T-Mobile’s advance toward 5G as it builds on the wireless spectrum it acquired in 2017.
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Favorite Portrait Mode photos: CNET Editors share their best – CNET

One of the biggest trends in phone photography in 2017 was the adoption of portrait mode that creates a blurry, artistic background much like a dSLR can. We tested a lot of phones, and here are our favorite outcomes.
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Time in a Bottle, Part 2 – CNET

Original fiction from CNET’s Technically Literate series. In this three-part story, a glass of precious wine leads to a precious technological breakthrough.
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Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits – CNET

Apple’s CEO saw a 46 percent increase in total income and was told to fly private for security reasons.
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Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies – CNET

Don’t be a pirate! There’s endless Public Domain content online, if you know where to look.
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Koenigsegg destroys a Regera hypercar and films it for "science" – Roadshow

To mark reaching one million followers, Koenigsegg releases torture test footage on Instagram.
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Wireless charging goes long for consumer gear – CNET

Powercast has some good news about charging your headphones, smartwatch or fitness band. Your phone? That gets more complicated.
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Obama to leaders: Don't use social media to divide us – CNET

During a wide-ranging BBC interview with Britain’s Prince Harry, the former US president warns about the dangers of government officials on social media.
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Carrie Fisher recalled with #CarrieOnForever a year after death – CNET

Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill starts the loving tributes to his friend and onscreen sister.
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Volvo Cars' Chinese parent company buys $3.3 billion worth of AB Volvo – Roadshow

Geely snaps up 8.7 percent of AB Volvo, maker of Volvo Trucks, from private equity firm Cevian Capital.
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Goodbye to the tech that died this year – CNET

Time to pay respects to the tech that met its demise in 2017.
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Nintendo Switch won't see 64GB game cards till 2019, report says – CNET

Delivery of the larger-capacity cards gets pushed back as Nintendo sorts out technical issues, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Google Doodle puts Marlene Dietrich in the spotlight – CNET

Marking what would have been her 116th birthday, the doodle offers a glimpse of Dietrich’s film career and her fashion followers.
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Nintendo Switch was 2017's best gadget. What does it mean for 2018? – CNET

The most amazing gadget I used this year played Zelda and Mario, fit into my bag and points to where tablets, phones and PCs could go next.
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The 6 most important phones of 2017 – CNET

From wallet-busters to wallet-friendly.
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Indian lawyer threatens to sue WhatsApp over a rude emoji – CNET

He says he wants the middle finger emoji removed in 15 days, or he’ll sue.
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The best after-Christmas deals – CNET

Christmas has come and gone — but plenty of great deals are still available.
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'Doctor Who' introduces Jodie Whittaker's Doctor to the TARDIS – CNET

Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss. Peter Capaldi passes the torch to the first female Doctor.
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Amazon marks "biggest" holiday season with lots of Alexa – CNET

The company’s voice-activated devices are everywhere this year.
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Library of Congress stops full-Twitter archiving at 2017's end – CNET

The US’ official archiver of Everything Important will start getting selective about saving tweets in 2018.
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Uber reportedly selling failed leasing business to Fair.com – Roadshow

The company has been shopping around shuttered Xchange Leasing since September.
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What Amazon's Alexa economy pays the people building its skills – CNET

Who’s creating Alexa skills? Indie developers and marketing companies looking to profit from voice-controlled computing. Some cash in, and some don’t.
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New Kindle? Load it with the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2017 – CNET

Here’s our roundup of 2017’s top science-fiction and fantasy novels.
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Use your gadget to make a difference for those alone this Christmas – CNET

Commentary: If there’s one day when a gadget can truly make a difference to people, it’s this one.
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Google Doodle marks Christmas as part of holiday series – CNET

The search giant is telling the story of a flock reuniting throughout the Holiday Season.
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