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Canaan, the China-based maker of Bitcoin mining machines, prices its US IPO at the bottom of the range at $9 per share, raising $90M (Crystal Tse/Bloomberg) November 20, 2019

{$inline_image} Crystal Tse / Bloomberg: Canaan, the China-based maker of Bitcoin mining machines, prices its US IPO at the bottom of the range at $9 per share, raising $90M  —  Canaan Inc., a maker of Bitcoin mining machines, raised $90 million after pricing its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of its marketed range. […]

Canaan, the China-based maker of Bitcoin mining machines, prices its US IPO at the bottom of the range at $9 per share, raising $90M (Crystal Tse/Bloomberg)

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Canaan, the China-based maker of Bitcoin mining machines, prices its US IPO at the bottom of the range at $9 per share, raising $90M  —  Canaan Inc., a maker of Bitcoin mining machines, raised $90 million after pricing its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of its marketed range.

Canaan, the China-based maker of Bitcoin mining machines, prices its US IPO at the bottom of the range at per share, raising M (Crystal Tse/Bloomberg)
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Samsung's Galaxy S11 will probably have a 120Hz display – CNET

The Android 10 beta for the Galaxy Note 9 shows an option for a 120Hz display. Samsung's Galaxy S11 will probably have a 120Hz display – CNET
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2019 LA Auto Show recap: Debuts from BMW, Ford, VW and more – Roadshow

The LA Auto Show brought a wide variety of cars to the City of Angels, from Ford’s Mach-E to VW’s wild EV wagon. 2019 LA Auto Show recap: Debuts from BMW, Ford, VW and more – Roadshow
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Steam now lets you invite iOS and Android devices to join PC multiplayer games remotely

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Last month, Valve announced a beta of Steam Remote Play Together, which let you play local multiplayer games over the internet with your friends across Windows, Linux, and macOS computers. Today, Remote Play Together is officially available for everyone, with a what could be a really cool new feature — you can play with your friends using iOS and Android devices as well.

According to Valve, the host player just needs to install and start the game, and friends on PC can join in via Steam Remote Play or on mobile with the Steam Chat and Steam Link apps. Only the host needs to actually own the game, which is nice.

We haven’t been able to test Remote Play Together ourselves with iOS and Android clients yet, so we don’t know if network…

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Steam now lets you invite iOS and Android devices to join PC multiplayer games remotely
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BMW M2 CS brings all the carbon fiber to LA – Roadshow

CS: For when the M2 Competition just isn’t enough. BMW M2 CS brings all the carbon fiber to LA – Roadshow
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The BMW M2 CS shows off the best of the M division – Roadshow

Limited to 2,200 cars around the world, this is the ultimate enthusiast’s M2. The BMW M2 CS shows off the best of the M division – Roadshow
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Microsoft rebukes rumors that Microsoft Teams is being used in ransomware attacks

Microsoft also knocks down rumor that hackers are using the BlueKeep exploit to install the DoppelPaymer ransomware. Microsoft rebukes rumors that Microsoft Teams is being used in ransomware attacks
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Trump is lying about the ‘new’ ‘Apple’ factory

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In advance of Trump’s factory tour today, I took a look at the strange relationship that’s developed between Tim Cook and Donald Trump over the past three years. One of the things that popped up was one specific story that Trump would tell about Apple, in rally after rally and meeting after meeting. The idea was that Trump had somehow induced the company to build a new factory in the US, through some combination of tax cuts and trade policy, which was both very politically useful and also very much not true.

Today, perhaps not surprisingly, he told the lie again.

“We’re seeing the beginning of a very powerful and important plant,” Trump said at the factory. “Anybody that followed my campaign, I would always talk about Apple, that I want…

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Trump is lying about the ‘new’ ‘Apple’ factory
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Mercedes-Benz’s electric SUV will start at $67,900

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Mercedes-Benz has finally announced a starting price for its first long-range electric vehicle, the EQC SUV: $67,900. The new SUV, which was announced more than a year ago, arrives in the United States in early 2020.

That price, announced at the 2019 LA Auto Show, puts the base model EQC in a competitive spot as far as the cost of premium electric SUVs is concerned. The Jaguar I-Pace starts at $69,500, while the Audi E-Tron’s price floor is $74,800. The Tesla Model X starts at $84,990.

There are more affordable electric SUVs on the market, though they don’t offer the same kind of luxury experience. Kia’s Niro EV starts at $38,500, while sister company Hyundai’s Kona EV starts at $36,950. The slightly-refreshed Chevy Bolt starts at…

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Facebook and Google surveillance is an ‘assault on privacy,’ says Amnesty International

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Facebook and Google’s persistent surveillance of billions of people around the world threatens human rights and free expression, says Amnesty International. In a new report, the NGO argues the companies need to change their business model and stop being reliant on people’s data.

The internet is a necessary part of daily life for people all over the world. The “Big Five” tech companies — Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook — dominate almost all online services. Facebook and Google are particularly powerful when it comes to speech and free expression — two fundamental rights that Amnesty International says are under assault.

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Facebook and Google surveillance is an ‘assault on privacy,’ says Amnesty International
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Huawei Mate X's folding screen costs $1,000 to fix – CNET

That’s the cost of an iPhone 11 Pro. Huawei Mate X's folding screen costs ,000 to fix – CNET
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Uber Embraces Videotaping Rides, Raising Privacy Concerns

The company says it is increasing the recording of rides to settle disputes between drivers and passengers and to improve safety. Uber Embraces Videotaping Rides, Raising Privacy Concerns
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Google to Limit Targeting of Political Ads

The company said the ads would not be directed specifically to audiences based on their public voter records or political affiliations. Google to Limit Targeting of Political Ads
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Google issues harsh new restrictions on political ad targeting

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On Wednesday, Google announced that it would start limiting the abilities of political advertisers to target their messaging in the coming months.

In a blog post, Google’s vice president of product management and advertising Scott Spencer, said that the company would begin to ban political advertisers from targeting consumers based on their political affiliation or public voter records. Advertisers will still be able to target voters based on age, gender and zip code, but no more specific location targeting will be permitted. Contextual advertising, like “serving ads to people reading or watching a story about, say, the economy,” Google said, will also be permitted.

These changes will roll out in the United Kingdom ahead of its general…

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PayPal to buy deal-finding service Honey for $4 billion – CNET

Browser extension automatically digs up and applies coupon codes for thousands of online stores. PayPal to buy deal-finding service Honey for billion – CNET
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Google updates political ads policy with targeting restrictions – CNET

The search giant also said it will ban deepfakes and “demonstrably false” claims in ads. Google updates political ads policy with targeting restrictions – CNET
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Pokemon Go announces final 2019 community day – CNET

Niantic says it’ll be a two-day event. Pokemon Go announces final 2019 community day – CNET
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Uber will start audio-recording rides as a safety measure

Uber will launch a feature to audio-record rides in the United States as a way to ensure passenger and driver safety, according to company communications accessed by The Washington Post and confirmed by Uber itself. The company says it plans to test the feature in Mexico and Brazil next month before deciding when to bring it to the US.

Drivers can set up the feature to automatically record all rides, while passengers will have to activate the feature through the app’s Safety Toolkit before getting into a car; it’s not clear whether they’ll have to enable the feature before each and every ride. Either way, riders and passengers won’t be notified when recording starts — Uber says they’ll get a general warning when the feature becomes…

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Uber will start audio-recording rides as a safety measure
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Tom Hanks is a distant relative of Mister Rogers – CNET

The actor plays Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which hits theaters Friday. Tom Hanks is a distant relative of Mister Rogers – CNET
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PayPal acquires the company behind the Honey deal-finding extension for $4 billion

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Today, PayPal announced that it has acquired Honey Science Corporation, the company that makes the popular Honey deal-finding Chrome extension, for “approximately $4 billion.” TechCrunch reports that the deal is mostly cash.

When you’re shopping on one of the 30,000 online retailers Honey works with, the extension will find coupon codes for things you add to your cart and attempt to automatically apply them for you. In my experience, though, the codes Honey finds don’t always work — Best Buy’s online store didn’t take a Honey-found coupon for an order I created for a Nintendo Switch, for example — but it’s a useful service to at least help you check for coupon codes before you buy something.

Honey can also track prices of an individual…

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PayPal acquires the company behind the Honey deal-finding extension for billion
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SpaceX’s prototype Starship rocket partially bursts during testing in Texas

A screengrab of the mishap, from LabPadre’s live stream. | Image: LabPadre

A test version of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, Starship, partially burst apart during ground tests in Texas today, erupting plumes of gas and sending some pieces of hardware soaring into the sky. Live streams set up by local space enthusiasts captured the failure in real time this afternoon.

The explosive result occurred while SpaceX was seemingly conducting some pressure tests with the vehicle at the company’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas. The local live streams showed the vehicle venting gas periodically throughout the day, indicating that testing was underway.

This prototype was meant to…

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SpaceX’s prototype Starship rocket partially bursts during testing in Texas
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Tesla’s Winding Road to Berlin

Elon Musk’s announcement of a factory in Germany took the industry by surprise, but the deal had been in the works for months. Tesla’s Winding Road to Berlin
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Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone's Camera

According to an investigation by Checkmarx security researchers, some Android devices may have an unpatched security flaw that an app could use to record you without your knowledge using your device’s camera and mic.

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Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone's Camera
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You might be able to schedule tweets from Twitter’s web app starting today

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Today, Twitter announced that it’s rolling out an “experiment” of a new tweet scheduling feature that you can use right from Twitter’s web app (via 9to5Mac). The new feature could be handy to prep tweets for a coordinated product launch or news announcement, for example. But until today, it wasn’t something you could do on Twitter’s web app — you would have had to use TweetDeck or a third-party service like Buffer.

If you’re part of the experiment, you’ll be able to schedule a tweet right from the compose window. Here’s what the process looks like — it seems pretty straightforward:

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You might be able to schedule tweets from Twitter’s web app starting today
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How Much Should You Contribute to Your FSA?

A flexible spending account (FSA) can be a great way to cover your out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax money—meaning you can save money just by putting funds aside for your medical costs that insurance doesn’t cover. But if you’ve never had one before, you might be confused about how much money to contribute.

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How Much Should You Contribute to Your FSA?
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