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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints September 20, 2019

House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints Source: NY Times Tech

2018 iPhones might use LG's OLED displays, and we put iOS 12 on an iPhone 5S – CNET

Plus, a new trick with Amazon Alexa. We’ve got your iPhone news this week.
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Doctor Who Infinity game puts Tenth Doctor and Rose in danger – CNET

The third chapter of the interactive game features the Doctor and Rose Tyler stumbling upon a Welsh mystery and an alien invasion.
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The best Schiit ever, the Yggdrasil digital audio converter – CNET

Schiit’s flagship converter, the Yggdrasil Analog 2, sells for a fraction of the cost of the best high-end converters, but it’s right up there in performance.
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2018 iPhone X with USB-C: Why we want it but won't get it – CNET

Commentary: 30-pin. Lightning. USB-C? Get your dongles ready.
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Shure's 'ultimate earbud' gets a $1,000 price cut – CNET

Ears-on with the $1,999 Shure KSE1200, the “cheap” version of the brilliant KSE1500 electrostatic in-ear headphone.
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SimpliSafe home security locks down a $1 billion investment – CNET

The money comes from the private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman and will help fund the company’s expansion into international markets.
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Is the gold Samsung Galaxy S9 less smudgy than the purple S9? – CNET

Six words: french fries, almond butter, hand lotion.
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This black MacBook sat under a couch for 8 years, and it just booted right up – CNET

I found a dust-covered, circa-2007 black polycarbonate MacBook, plugged it in and it came right back to life.
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Galaxy S9 vs. Pixel 2: Which Android phone is best? – CNET

We compared two Android heavyweights to see which phone comes out on top.
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500px photo site abandons freely shareable images with commercialization push – CNET

New management, new priorities: Bye-bye Creative Commons licensing.
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Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform multiplayer because of Sony, says director – CNET

Sony is the only roadblock to cross-play, and the pressure is mounting.
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Comcast confirms major Xfinity outage nationwide – CNET

For a minute there, it looked like the whole internet was down.
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NASA announces first test flights for a quieter sonic boom – CNET

The space agency says get ready for a “sonic thump.”
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Good luck finding the phone, TV or console of your dreams – CNET

Parts the size of a grain of rice are in critically short supply.
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What's new on Amazon Prime for July 2018 – CNET

Amazon picks up the futuristic sci-fi romance movie, Zoe, starring Léa Seydoux and Ewan McGregor. Oh, and there are other titles, too. Amazon didn’t just add one movie. That’d be silly.
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8-legged case claims to smash-proof iPhones – CNET

But don’t throw your phone just to see if the legs pop out.
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Apple hopes its Maps do-over gets you where you need to go – CNET

But first it needs you to give its homegrown mapping app another shot.
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Capital Gazette shooter ID'd by facial recognition, but tech has its critics – CNET

Police praised the technology. But some say it presents several issues, including inaccuracies and the potential for mass surveillance.
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Feds charge man with threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family – CNET

He allegedly told authorities he was upset about the repeal of net neutrality.
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California's new data privacy law the toughest in the US – CNET

Facebook and Google, take note.
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Tesla requiring $2,500 for Model 3 orders is nothing new – Roadshow

The automaker required the same for Model S and Model X orders, too.
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Two Earth-like exoplanets now even better spots to look for life – CNET

Two of the earliest Earth-ish exoplanet finds are now more exciting targets in the search for habitable worlds beyond this rock.
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Your Samsung Galaxy phone may power two screens at once, with DeX dock – CNET

Also, the Galaxy Tab S4 is rumored to get DeX support.
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LG OLED TV summer price check: 2017 models are still the best deals – CNET

The 55-inch 2018 OLED is $600 more expensive than the 2017 version, and it’s still not worth it.
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Uber's self-driving program could start again by August, report states – Roadshow

Don’t expect it to return to Arizona, though.
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