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'Star Trek: Discovery' renewed for second season

"Discovery" is set shortly before the events of the original Star Trek series, and follows Vulcan-raised mutineer Michael Burnham fighting a war with the Klingons aboard the titular starship. Here are some of the burning questions the show has us speculating about .

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Microsoft Azure customers now can run workloads on Cray supercomputers | ZDNet

Microsoft and Cray are teaming to give Azure customers with data-intentsive HPC, AI workloads access to Cray supercomputers running in select Microsoft datacenters.

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

So many people wanted to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, the website crashed https://usat.ly/2yD98E6  pic.twitter.com/F7HFQSPK2a

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Pixel XL 2 screen burn-in: Google investigates this latest display issue | ZDNet

"The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED technology, including QHD+ resolution, wide color gamut, and high contrast ratio for natural and beautiful colors and renderings. We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit. We are actively investigating this report," Google said.

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Ross Hendrickson on Twitter

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6 Apple and Samsung head for yet another patent damages trial

"The Court finds that the jury instructions given at trial did not accurately reflect the law and that the instructions prejudiced Samsung by precluding the jury from considering whether the relevant article of manufacture ... was something other than the entire phone," Koh wrote in the order, handing Samsung a victory in its quest for a retrial.

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

Last month, RT said the Justice Department had demanded that a private company affiliated with RT America register as a “foreign agent” — a term that dates back to a law originally enacted in 1938 to deter Nazi propaganda. On Thursday, after the deadline set by American officials had passed, an RT spokeswoman said that the news organization was “doing everything possible for RT to avoid having to register.” Registration could impose voluminous disclosure requirements on RT, a particular burden for a media organization producing frequent content.

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Essential Phone Gets $100 Price Cut

Early adopters don't have to be salty about the price cut because Essential is offering those who already own the phone a $200 credit that can be used on its website towards the Essential 360 Camera or another Essential handset. The $199 Essential 360 Camera, which looks like a clip-on, fish-eye lens and snaps onto the back of the phone using magnetic pins, records and auto-stitches 4K video and uploads it directly to Google Photos .

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New York City is duking it out for Amazon's headquarters by offering 62.5 million square feet of space

New York City is proposing four sites across three boroughs for Amazon's HQ2: Midtown West and the Financial District in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and Long Island City in Queens. Collectively, the proposed areas span 62.5 million square feet.

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Mastercard open sources blockchain API to help make payments more secure and transparent

Mastercard's blockchain solution can power secure, seamless non-card payment transactions, including business-to-business (B2B) payments and trade finance transactions, according to a press release. The company will initially open its blockchain technology to the B2B space, to address issues of speed, transparency, and costs in cross-border payments, according to a press release.

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Here's everything leaving Netflix in November that you need to watch right now

"The Matrix Reloaded."Warner Bros. Netflix has announced the titles that will be leaving its streaming service in November, so make sure to catch a few of these movies and TV shows before they're gone.

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T-Mobile gains more ground as Sprint merger nears | ZDNet

So for now, T-Mobile is focusing on its quarterly results, which saw the nation's third-largest carrier add 595,000 postpaid phone subscribers, or customers who pay at the end of the month and typically boast higher bills and credit scores. It added a total of 817,000 postpaid customers when factoring in other connected devices like tablets and wearables.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout: A progress report | ZDNet

I've heard from a number of PC users who've proactively downloaded or had the update pushed to them within the first day or two of availability -- which is noticeably faster than what happened with the original Windows 10 Creators Update that started rolling out in April 2017. I, myself, had the Fall Creators Update (1709, or Build 16299.15) pushed to the HP Spectre 13-inch device I am using the first day it was available. It took months for the Creators Update to be pushed to me on the same device.

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Apple suppliers now prepping AMD Vega video cards for upcoming iMac Pro

Signalling that the iMac Pro will likely meet its December ship date, Apple suppliers are reportedly preparing the AMD Radeon Pro Vega cards that will power the computer's graphics.

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Malware campaign targets security researchers with bogus cyber conference document

Cybersecurity workers received an email with an attached two-page Word document labeled "Conference_on_Cyber_Conflict.doc." The fake flyer contains a malicious Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro. Previous campaigns from Group 74 included Office exploits or zero-day attacks, Cisco Talos researchers noted in their report.

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Jeff Williams Discusses the Strengths of Artificial Intelligence

During a recent keynote speech at the 30th anniversary celebration of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Apple’s COO Jeff Williams discussed a variety of topics, but spent the lion’s share of time talking about AI and how much of an impact the technology will have on a variety of different markets, including health care, which he said is “ripe” for change.

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Ex-Twitter Engineer Seeks to Show Women Can Climb Only So High

The way Tina Huang tells it, the path to her resignation from Twitter Inc. was a Kafkaesque experience. She said she was denied a promotion, led to believe her coding skills were inferior, asked to take a leave of absence, and scolded for taking that leave.

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Kaspersky Fights Spying Claims With Independent Code Review

The company's CEO said on Monday it had nothing to hide, amid accusations Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab products to spy on the US.

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Google: This surge in Chrome HTTPS traffic shows how much safer you now are online | ZDNet

The percentage of HTTPS page loads on Chrome is growing on all platforms. HTTPS traffic on Android is now 64 percent compared with 42 percent a year ago. HTTPS-protected traffic on Chrome for Mac and ChromeOS is 75 percent, up from 60 percent and 67 percent respectively a year ago.

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Windows 10 Mobile: Now you can update your phone from your PC | ZDNet

"Key requirements: - device must be able to connect to a PC via USB - device with PIN lock must be unlcoked [sic] before using the OTC Updater - device must be in Airplane mode before using the OTC Updater - PC running a supported Windows client OS with latest service pack installed - PC must have a minimum of .NET 4.0 installed - PC must have Internet connectivity and be able to connect to WU," writes Microsoft.

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TNW on Twitter

Tesla will soon build its electric cars in China http://tnw.me/mF1YqJy  pic.twitter.com/ndwgq9WGyr

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Hackers are attacking power companies, stealing critical data: Here's how they are doing it | ZDNet

Symantec's earlier report said the "most concerning evidence of this" was the use of screen captures, apparently capturing data from operational systems. The CERT report goes into more detail, noting that: "In one instance, the threat actors accessed workstations and servers on a corporate network that contained data output from control systems within energy generation facilities," and captured images from it. The CERT report also includes a number of recommendations for companies to implement to protect themselves from attack .

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Video: The nonprofit sector's digital transformation

The Foundation Center's Jake Garcia explains how nonprofit organizations access and use big data and machine learning to enhance social good.

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Amazon got a whopping 238 proposals for its second headquarters

Amazon received a whopping 238 proposals from 54 different parts of the North American continent, including from Mexico, Canada, and just about every state in the U.S., all vying to be Amazon's next home base—and the $5 billion of investment that comes with it.

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Apple quietly kills off 256GB iPhone 7 | ZDNet

Reports suggest that sales of the iPhone 8 have been weak compared to previous years, which can't be good news for Apple if it's true. It's telling that Apple didn't unveil first weekend sales data for the iPhone 8 -- something that has become a regular boast -- and it will be interesting in the coming weeks to see whether the iPhone X will come out of the gate as a hit, or whether it will be plagued by a lack of interest or hobbled by poor availability.

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Lego Dimensions is officially dead

We called it one of the best "toys-to-life" experiences of its kind when it debuted in 2015. Two years later, Lego Dimensions is done.

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Iphone X demand will be substantial, but not exceptional: survey

(Reuters) - Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone.

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E-cigarettes with more nicotine may make teens vape more

To figure out whether nicotine concentrations in e-cigs play a role in encouraging kids to smoke more, researchers looked at 181 10th graders from 10 high schools in Los Angeles. All teenagers were e-cig users, and were asked to report the amount of nicotine in their e-cigs, which ranged from zero to over 18 mg/mL. (For reference, most tobacco cigarettes contain 10 to 15 mg of nicotine per cigarette .) After six months, the teens were surveyed again on their vaping and smoking habits. The findings: teens vaping on e-cigs with higher nicotine concentrations were more likely to keep smoking e-cigs and regular tobacco cigarettes after six months; they were also vaping more. And compared to teens who didn’t vape nicotine, those who used e-cigs with high nicotine concentrations smoked 14 times as many cigarettes per day.

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Snapchat reportedly has 'hundreds of thousands' of unsold Spectacles

More than that, the move to buy drone-maker Zero Zero has fallen through according to the publication's sources. The reason? Its $200 million asking price. There's a chance, however, that the unsold inventory might not hurt the company. Unassembled parts could be upgraded or repurposed for new models, for instance. Maybe for now don't expect any crazy new hardware from the ephemeral social network, though.

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Sprint trade-in offer makes iPhone X a cheaper upgrade

Sprint is first up, offering $350 off the iPhone X when you trade in a qualifying smartphone. This means you’ll pay just $22.22 a month for the first 18 months, then $41.62 for the last six months, when you opt for a 64GB device on Sprint Flex.

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Sprint’s first deal on the iPhone X offers a $350 discount if you trade in your old phone

Like Sprint’s deals on the iPhone 8, though, it’s important to point out that the discounted price is only for the first 18 months. If you want to keep the phone outright, instead of trading in to Sprint for a new lease (which you can do after 12 months on the Sprint Flex lease), you’ll have to pay out the last six months at the full $41.62 per month (roughly) price. That said, at the end of the day, you’re getting a 64GB iPhone X — which retails for $999 — for around $649.68, which isn’t a bad deal (assuming you’re okay with giving up your old phone).

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Amazon should put its new headquarters in Puerto Rico | Fast Company

The island, which is struggling to rebuild in the wake of a devastating direct hit by Hurricane Maria, has submitted a proposal to Amazon for the mega-company to build its new office, known as HQ2, in an an old naval station in Ceiba.  Bloomberg reported  on the bid after receiving a text message on Saturday from Ivan Caraballo Ortiz, a press official for Puerto Rico’s  Economic Development  and Commerce Department.

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Apple surprises developers with fifth iOS 11.1 beta | Cult of Mac

Registered developers can grab iOS 11.1 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center. It can also be downloaded directly to iPhone and iPads if you have the proper installation profile installed on your device. Apple has also released a public version of the build for members of its public beta testing program.

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TNW on Twitter

Drug vendors are ditching dark web markets to start their own private P2P shops http://tnw.me/I3iM0gu  pic.twitter.com/vV9dVkw7hs

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You Won't Miss the Meat in This Rich, Oven-Roasted Vegan Ragú

Hearty ragú is classic cold-weather fare, and it’s usually the first thing I make when the temperature finally drops below 50ºF overnight. I eat meat, but I haven’t made traditional, meat-heavy ragú bolognese for years. Believe it or not, vegan eggplant and mushroom ragú has completely ruined me for traditional, pork-laden versions of this dish.

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Facebook tests splitting News Feed into two

( Reuters ) — Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising.

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Nextcloud joins forces with Purism to make the Librem 5 something special

Although the idea of a NAS device, built by Purism and Nextcloud, sounds really intriguing, I want to focus on the Librem 5. What does the addition of Nextcloud do for this smartphone? First and foremost, it does something the Ubuntu Phone never managed to achieve—add a built-in cloud service to the device. Any new mobile platform cannot succeed without a cloud service built in. Android has Google, iOS has iCloud. Now, the Librem 5 now has its own cloud service to use. With Nextcloud rolled in, the Librem 5 can easily work with any Nextcloud server. Of course, that does depend upon the user having access to a Nextcloud server. I can only hope Purism and Nextcloud will work on a solution that will offer hosted cloud services that any Librem 5 owner can take advantage of.

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What Should We Casserole Next?

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Will It Casserole , the Retro Week -inspired column where we see what meals, dishes, and cuisines can be re-imagined and transformed into casseroles.

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TNW on Twitter

Teen 'compliments app' Sarahah is reportedly rife with security issues http://tnw.me/7kgL3Iw  pic.twitter.com/tePrdd1KGb

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Lightroom CC won't edge out Lightroom Classic anytime soon

The masses consume content on mobile devices more and more each year. This means content creators have to produce content tailored for mobile devices and get it out quickly. Adobe appears to recognize this and aims to make it easier for creatives. Adding tools to the mobile app, such as the adjustment brush and more control with graduated or radial filters, is a big step. These are the tools photographers are used to while sitting at an editing rig. Adobe also seems to understand the need to be platform agnostic and to make sure that it's not just iOS users who get the best app experience, but also the Android users. Sure, the CEO showed me that he uses a Samsung device as his daily driver, but Haftel showing me that he carries multiple devices to evaluate the user experience speaks volumes (to me).

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TNW on Twitter

You can now buy (but not play) original Xbox games from the Xbox Marketplace http://tnw.me/rDMswWW  pic.twitter.com/8LvscLdwzh

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NYC is (very slowly) getting a more high-tech way to pay for subway rides

But don’t toss out your MetroCard quite yet. (Especially if you were able to cop one of those Supreme-branded ones! ) The MTA is budgeting at least seven years for the contract, which probably means we’ll still have those yellow-and-blue cards bouncing around in our wallets and purses for quite some time. The MTA says it won’t start phasing out the MetroCard until 2023 — 30 years after it first replaced tokens for subways and buses.

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TNW on Twitter

Using blockchain to fight fake news is the most 2017 thing ever http://tnw.me/VH6BYcn  pic.twitter.com/o4AVLKh2lv

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DHS, FBI warn of cyberattacks targeting energy infrastructure, government entities

The technical alert noted that certain government networks and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors were at risk of targeted advanced persistent threat (APT) actions. The threat activity is multi-stage, with attackers first targeting low-value networks in order to gain access and potentially move over to high-value networks later on, the report noted.

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Insurer John Hancock offers Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 - with regular exercise

Life insurance firm John Hancock will soon offer everyone in its Vitality program an Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 plus tax, with the caveat that they must engage in regular exercise over the next two years.

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Easy Halloween Costumes

Don’t skip this year’s Halloween party because you spent most of October watching football or settling in at school. We’ve got over 40 quick, simple Halloween costumes that will make you the life of the party. If you can use scissors and tape, with a dash of sewing skill, you’ll ready to take on any one of these creative costume projects. Roll up in style dressed as giant toilet paper. Turn the classic sheet-ghost into something a little more original. It’s never too late to throw something clever together, so get started with these and you’ll be rocking out to the Monster Mash in no time.

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TNW on Twitter

The Pentagon wants YOU to develop 'drone swarms' for the military http://tnw.me/G1Z6E4c  pic.twitter.com/GjYCH3RDi6

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Did You Know The Lost Boys Almost Had an End Credits Scene?

According to the new book Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys by Paul Davis, the original script from The Lost Boys had a different ending—an ending that was eventually moved to the end of the credits. After Grandpa’s triumphant return back home and the death of the head vampire, Max, the credits would have rolled and then the movie would’ve returned to the sunken, underground vampire lair. The camera would have floated through the space, eventually settling on an old mural. On the mural: Max in the early 1900s, with a huge smile on his face, talking to a group of young boys.

49 Blizzard gives Battle.net a social makeover

Blizzard is giving its Battle.net desktop app a makeover . The gaming portal now has a tab dedicated to chats and groups, while the service is also introducing personal profiles and avatars for players to customize to their liking. It seems Blizzard wants to bring Battle.net's social and personalization more in line with Xbox Live, PSN and Discord, which is in line with the social-heavy mobile app they released last month.

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FOX Sports Argentina on Twitter

#DebateFinalFOX - @libermanmartin : "Disfrutemos a Cristiano. Qué no dé bronca que es lindo y está trabado" pic.twitter.com/ADGrsl6vwa

51 7 tips for critical infrastructure network defenders from the FBI and DHS
52 New for the holidays: AR shopping experience of the future, paid for with your eyeballs
53 TNW on Twitter
54 Millennials Are More Likely to Buy a Self-Driving Car
55 Pay with Google offers businesses a way to streamline payments for mobile users
56 Yup, That's James Comey's Twitter
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58 Stranger Things: All the Best 80s References - IGN
59 Apple made it safe to use your flash again
60 Regulators Back Emissions Fix for Volkswagen SUVs in U.S.
61 TNW on Twitter
62 Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis now free to read online
63 Snap’s Misfire on Spectacles
64 Amazon discounts Kindles by $30 to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary
65 SNES-themed 3DS XL wears your nostalgia with pride
66 Cisco Steers Further Into Cloud With $1.73 Billion Deal for BroadSoft
67 Computer Parts Site Newegg Is Being Sued for Allegedly Engaging in Massive Fraud
68 CIO Jury: Two-thirds of tech leaders can monitor employee emails
69 Reg Saddler on Twitter
70 You Can Levitate Tiny Diamond Particles Using a Cheap Red Laser Pointer
71 Kaspersky Lab seeks to gain back trust
72 Amazon's new research center seeks to improve AI vision
73 WeWork just bought a coding camp and it's actually a great idea
74 The Walking Dead Is Back and Rick Has Already Messed Up So, So Bad
75 What's the future of programming? The answer lies in functional languages
76 Lifehacker on Twitter
77 FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption
78 Printed Semiconductors for 3D Metal Printers
79 Xbox One X preview: is it worth the money?
80 Everything we know about Stranger Things’ second season
81 Computerworld on Twitter
82 Thomas Fox-Brewster on Twitter
83 How this retailer got robots and humans to work in harmony
84 Facebook just added a bunch of hidden Easter eggs you can unlock by typing special words
85 You Should Probably Buy a Set-top Box or Streaming Dongle, No Matter What TV You Have
86 The Analogue Super Nt will include an unreleased director’s cut of a SNES classic
87 Ghosts Haunt a Photographer, His Muse, and His Work in the Dreamily Eerie Daguerrotype
88 Amazon says studio executive Joe Lewis resigns
89 AllAnalytics - Get Started with Natural Language Processing
90 FBI Chief Says Inability to Retrieve Data from Encrypted Devices a 'Huge, Huge Problem'
91 Tesla Plant in China May Be a First
92 Check Out the Incredible VFX Work Behind the Spider-Man: Homecoming Airplane Fight
93 TMZ on Twitter
94 We need to talk about “Lethe,” last night’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery
95 Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent
96 io9 on Twitter