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1
iPhone X pre-orders are being scalped on eBay for $1,500, on average

We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible. We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world.

2
Facebook will require full transparency for political advertisers – and other businesses too

Once the political advertisers are verified by the company, their election-related ads would include a disclosure reading "Paid for by." And if people click on the disclosure, they will be able to see details on the advertiser. Like other ads on Facebook, they will also be able to see an explanation of why you saw that particular ad.

3
How to get the best deal on the iPhone X

Indeed, don't leave service out of the equation. Eighteen months of Sprint Unlimited works out to $1,080, and 24 months of Verizon will cost you $1,800. But if you don't need unlimited data, 18 months of, say, Cricket's 4GB plan works out to $630. Or, if you're already with another carrier, buy the iPhone X from Apple (eventually) and bring it to Sprint for a year of free service -- at a savings of $900.

4
Walmart is rolling out shelf-scanning robots in stores, but says they won’t replace people

Any automation evangelist will tell you that the goal of industrial robotics is to replace work that’s “dull, dirty and dangerous.” As someone who’s worked a fair number of retail gigs, I can tell you that inventory falls squarely into the first category. Walmart employees likely won’t miss out on that bit as the mega-retailer begins rolling out shelf-scanning robots to more than 50 stores across the U.S.

5
iPhone X preorders are a mess -- let's fix the system

For example, I followed the suggested best practices for trying to order an iPhone X promptly at 3 a.m. ET on Oct. 27, by going to the Apple Store app on my current phone. Once there, adding an iPhone X to the shopping cart was the easy part. Attempting to confirm my details with my phone carrier caused timeouts and errors, and once I'd lucked my way through that, Apple's financial partner for the Apple Upgrade payment plan couldn't process my order. It eventually sent me a follow-up email asking me to start my order again from scratch.

6
iPhone X vs. iPhone 8: Which New Apple Phone Should You Buy?

Overall, if price is your biggest concern, the iPhone 8 gives you the powerful A11 processor, wireless charging, and some small improvements to camera and display in a compact form factor. If camera quality is a primary concern and you prefer a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus packs in dual rear camera sensors, a larger, higher-resolution display, and most of the features you get with the iPhone X. Finally, if price is no object, the iPhone X is leaps and bounds ahead of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in terms of design and hardware, incorporating innovative new technology. We'll be testing all three in the coming months, so stay tuned for more details.

7
The DC universe just cast its next big-screen superhero

Ironically, the news comes just as Levi prepares to return to cinemas in another superhero movie, this one from DC competitor Marvel – he reprises the role of Fandral in next month's Thor: Ragnarok .

8
TV Shows to Watch if You Love 'Stranger Things'

One of the many great things about Stranger Things is the show's epic old-school synth soundtrack, composed by Austin band Survive. When the Duffer Brothers pitched the series to Netflix, they even used some of the group's music to sell it. So while USA's twitchy hit Mr. Robot doesn't share too many similarities, from an audio standpoint it's pretty close. Composer Mac Quayle uses retro synth tones to underscore the action, with lots of drones and loops. Soundtrack aside, Mr. Robot is one of the best new shows of the last few years. Rami Malek stars as a computer hacker with a few wires loose in his brain, and (without spoiling anything for you) things go from bad to worse as he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to essentially destroy the world's entire financial system. Seasons one and two are streaming on Amazon , while season three is available for download.

9
A surgeon has diagnosed his own cancer with an iPhone

The Butterfly iQ connects to your iPhone and looks a bit like an electric razor. Place it on the area of the body you wish to examine and a black-and-white ultrasound image will appear on your phone.

10
Best Buy is charging $100 more for the iPhone X, and its explanation is infuriating customers

Best Buy is charging $100 more than any other retailer for the iPhone X, customers discovered as preorders became available on Friday. The 64 GB model cost $1,099 at Best Buy, instead of the standard $999 price, and the 256 GB model is going for $1,249 (normally $1,149).

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PSA: Apple's iPhone X Screen Repair Will Cost You $279 - Slashdot

We already know the iPhone X is expensive: it starts at $999 for the 64GB variant. But what about the cost of a screen replacement? If you don't have the extended warranty, a screen replacement will cost you $279 , which is more than twice the price of an iPhone 6 screen replacement ($129) and about 65 percent higher than a new iPhone 8 screen ($169). MacRumors reports: In the United States, Apple will charge flat rates of $279 for iPhone X screen repairs and $549 for any other damage to the device, unless it is a manufacturing defect covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty. The fees vary in other countries, such as Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. -Australia: $419 for screen repairs, $819 for other damage -Canada: $359 for screen repairs, $709 for other damage -Germany: 321 Euros for screen repairs, and 611 Euros for other damage -United Kingdom: 286 British Pounds for screen repairs, 556 British Pounds for other damage -United States: $279 for screen repairs, $549 for other damage These prices do not apply to customers who purchase AppleCare+ for the iPhone X, which costs $199 upfront in the United States.

12
'Alien' asteroid spotted dive-bombing our solar system

A/2017 U1 dropped into our neighborhood from "above" the relatively flat ecliptic plane in space where the planets and other asteroids orbit the sun. So, if you imagine our solar system as being more or less flat, it's as if the object dropped in out of the sky. But rather than impacting anything in our solar system, the object passed closer to the sun than the orbit of Mercury on Sept. 2 before making a hairpin turn under our solar system and getting flung back out of town.

13
Break Your iPhone X's Screen and Expect to Pay $279 For a Repair

iPhone X owners will have to decide whether buying AppleCare+ is really worth it, or if the money would be better spent on a protective case. But with a $1K gadget in your pocket, maybe the correct answer is "you need both."

14
AMD British Academy Britannia Awards 2017 Livestream

Watch the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards, exclusively on IGN. BAFTA Los Angeles' Britannia Awards celebrate the achievement of individuals and companies from the US, UK and beyond who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image. This year's honorees include Matt Damon, Aziz Ansari and Ava Duvernay. IGN's coverage of the Britannias will begin with a pre-show at 8:15 pm PT, before the awards show kicks off at 8:30 p.m. PT on IGN's streaming platforms. ------------------------------­---- Follow IGN for more! ------------------------------­---- YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ignenter... IGN OFFICIAL APP: http://www.ign.com/mobile FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ign TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ign INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/igndotcom/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://www.ign.com/ GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+IGN

15
Jeff Bezos Passes Bill Gates to Become the World’s Richest Person

The founder and chief executive officer of the retail juggernaut added $10.4 billion to his net worth as Amazon shares rose 13 percent, the most in 2 1/2 years, a day after the company reported quarterly sales and profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates. His wealth briefly eclipsed that of Gates, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder, on an intraday basis on July 27, but Amazon shares ended that day lower, leaving Bezos at No. 2.

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Microsoft's rumored Andromeda foldable mobile device: What might be inside? | ZDNet

If and when Microsoft brings a foldable mobile Windows 10 device to market, are there specific apps and services might give it a fighting chance?

17
Google expands its bug bounty program to include third-party Android apps

Olson also said that a bug bounty should not be viewed as a substitute for a comprehensive security program, and that the onus should still fall on app developers to resolve security issues as quickly as possible, and on Google to vet apps in its store.

18
Giant robot fights are going pro - Video

Giant robot fights are going pro Megabots wants to launch a robot combat league, and you're invited.

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Here's Marvel's Canceled Promo Comic for Defense Contractor Northrop Grumman

Woo’s report recounts how, under Fury’s supervision, the Avengers were unable to subdue Red Ronin despite using a number of different techniques to shut the robot down. Even though Ant-Man is eventually able to make his way into Red Ronin’s hull, it’s unclear whether he’ll have any more success from within. Iron Man and Vision—the two technologically advanced members on this particular Avengers squad—seem to be only able to punch the robot, which has no effect. Fury informs Captain America that if the Avengers aren’t able to stop Red Ronin, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s only option at that point is to drop a nuclear bomb on the robot. Captain America insists that that isn’t an option and instead calls up the Department of Defense on a secure communication channel. It’s weird to think that the DoD would have more options, technology-wise, than the ultra-futuristic S.H.I.E.L.D., but the point is to valorize Northrop Grumman’s contributions, which go through the DoD.

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Rip-off alert: Best Buy wants an extra $100 for iPhone X

"Sometimes customers aren't able to purchase phones at other locations because their desired plan or carrier makes them ineligible," a Best Buy representative said in a statement. "That's not the case at Best Buy, as our prices reflect the fact that no matter their desired plan or carrier, or whether a customer is on a business or personal plan, they are able to get a phone the way they want at Best Buy. Flexibility has a cost, but it's something our customers have told us they want."

21
A little bit strange and new: building Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

While previous games in the Wolfenstein series weren’t quite as story-driven, or dramatically satisfying, The New Order really stood out. “Wolfenstein is always a bit over the top, or it should be, but we tried to keep it somewhat grounded, and tried to keep that human element in there. As a balance. We wanted to tell an over the top story, but keep it ground. We want to make it something players can care about. We want you to care about the characters. That’s the continuous balance we have to walk.”

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Now You Can Talk To “Stranger Things” Characters On Your Google Home | Fast Company

“We’re really excited about this as a first step to bring more entertainment partners and more IP onto our platform. I think fans, now more than ever, really want to be immersed in their favorite content,” she says. “What this opportunity shows is that there is a way for brands and entertainment partners to truly enhance their viewing experience in a way that’s additive and meaningful, and not in any way trivial. We’re excited about the opportunity this could open up. It’s just the beginning of what we can do.”

23
The Republican Party has a fake Instagram problem

The GOP never commented on the picture. In fact, it's never commented on any of the 800-plus often-controversial posts that @RepublicanParty has made on Instagram because it's not an official account. The Republican National Committee uses the handle @GOP on Instagram.

24
Meet Billy, the new mullet-haired 'Stranger Things' bully

A huge fan of the show (he binge-watched the entire first season in one night), Montgomery needed to "blow it out of the park" to make the role his, he says. "I was lucky," he tells me in a hotel foyer in Sydney. He's wearing Adidas shoes and a silky green Cos shirt and buzzes with an energy that keeps him shifting on the sofa as we speak. "They saw something."

25
iPhone X preorders were snapped up in a flash

Preorders for Apple 's newest phone began at 12:01 a.m. PT Friday. A few models of the device were still available online for a Nov. 3 ship date, the day it hits stores, for the first 10 minutes. After that, delays started creeping in. AT&T, for instance, wouldn't ship for two to three weeks after the launch date. At the half-hour mark, all models from all US carriers had ship times of four to five weeks.

26
Facebook, Twitter, Google to Attend Third Congressional Hearing

Facebook Inc. , Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. ’s Google have agreed to send representatives to a third congressional hearing next week following revelations that Russians exploited their networks during last year’s elections.

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Wrap your MacBook in Apple's gorgeous new leather sleeves | Cult of Mac

You might not have managed to score an iPhone X pre-order that arrives before Christmas, but you can go and get another brand-new Apple product right away — the Leather Sleeve for 12‑inch MacBook, in one of two beautiful colors.

28
The Upside Down on Flipboard

By Mashable | Things are getting Strange on October 27. Here's everything you need to know to fight off the demogorgon.

29
Facebook working on adding state, local election ads to archive

One of the planned changes includes Facebook building an archive of federal election ads that have run on its network. The archive will provide information on how much money political advertisers spent for each ad, the number of impressions the ad garnered and demographic information about the audience the ad reached. The archive is intended to help counter complaints that Facebook hasn't done enough to curb misinformation distributed on its network, which reaches 2 billion people a month.

30
Kaspersky CEO Says Hack Claims Cutting US Cyber Security Sales - Slashdot

Eugene Kaspersky told news agency Reuters on Friday that his cyber security firm that bears his name would see a 'single digit' drop in U.S. sales this year as a result of suspicions about his company's ties to the Russian government, but global revenue should still increase. From a report: By turns frustrated and defiant in an 80-minute interview in his Moscow office, the founder and head of the embattled antivirus software maker denounced what he called an "information war" against his company, repeatedly asserting that "we've done nothing wrong." Anton Shingarev, Kaspersky Lab's vice president of public affairs, also told Reuters during the interview the company had abandoned efforts to sell its services to the U.S. government and that it would wind down its Washington-area subsidiary, KGSS. Kaspersky Lab has become a lightning rod in recent months as it has faced allegations by the U.S. government that its antivirus products can be used by Russian spies to conduct cyber espionage. Office Depot, Staples and Best Buy have stopped selling Kaspersky's security suite in their stores .

31
Uber hires Pepsi's Tony West as new chief legal officer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Friday it hired a new general counsel to help guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the key vacancies in its leadership.

32
Jeff Bezos Passes Bill Gates to Become the World’s Richest Person

The founder and chief executive officer of the retail juggernaut added $10.4 billion to his net worth as Amazon shares rose 13 percent, the most in 2 1/2 years, a day after the company reported quarterly sales and profit that surpassed analysts’ estimates. His wealth briefly eclipsed that of Gates, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder, on an intraday basis on July 27, but Amazon shares ended that day lower, leaving Bezos at No. 2.

33
We were promised fusion

Every second, trillions of hydrogen ions are fusing in the sun's ultradense 27-million-degree core. The crushing weight of the sun's gravity forces the protons of hydrogen atoms so close together that they combine into a heavier atom (helium) and release an enormous amount of energy: a process called nuclear fusion. Even though the natural fusion reactors at the heart of stars are abundant in the universe, this process has been remarkably hard to replicate on Earth. This is because the sun's own gravity is able to contain the ultrahot and ultradense plasma at its core, but trying to contain even small amounts of hydrogen plasma in containers on Earth for a few hundredths of a second has proven to be a difficult challenge for engineers and physicists.

34
Google no longer lets you change domains to search different countries

Google says it’s making the change because one out of five searches “is related to location,” and the company feels it’s critical to offer local information to provide the best results. The feature seems to be tailored most toward travelers: Google says that if you visit another country, it’ll automatically serve results local to where you’re visiting, then switch back again as soon as you arrive home. Before, if a traveler had kept typing in their home country’s Google domain, they may not have gotten what Google sees as ideal search results.

35
Missed the iPhone X pre-order? Boost and Virgin Mobile have it November 10

All of this means you technically have another way of getting an iPhone X sooner than later if you missed last night's pre-order rush, provided you're willing to wait a bit and don't mind switching carriers.

36
3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Very Simple and Good Scotch Highball

I am not much of Scotch cocktail drinker, mainly because I don’t want to get yelled a by old men who are offended that I would dilute the spirit in anyway. But the Scotch highball is gloriously guzzle-able, and so elegant in its simplicity that it deserves a place in your “after a long day at the office” routine. (It’s also startlingly light in color, but don’t worry—there’s two ounces of booze in there.) To make this all-business beverage, you will need:

37
Tiny Montana firm's Puerto Rico power deal draws scrutiny

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal emergency officials raised “significant concerns” on Friday about a $300 million contract between Puerto Rico’s storm-hit power utility and a tiny Montana firm, as Democratic lawmakers stepped up calls for an investigation of the deal.

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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Fast Company

Niles says the concept of “preparing” for bad times often throws people off. “They’re like, ‘Wait a minute. A disastrous change is like losing a job. How do I prepare for that?'” It starts with mind-set, he says. Accept that change is inevitable, and realize that you can choose how you react, and whether you decide to be optimistic. People with positive outlooks tend to have greater resilience and financial and business success.

39
Apple to declare third-gen 'New iPad' obsolete this month

The 'New iPad' was a short-lived product for Apple, superseded just seven months later by the fourth-gen model, which packed in a sleeker Lightning connector. It did, however, introduce Apple's super-sharp (for its day) 'Retina Display' to Apple's tablet line – a marked improvement over any other tablet on the market at the time.

40
More evidence emerges for Amazon's push into pharmacy industry

According to public records dug up by the  St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Amazon has obtained approval to be a wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals in 12 states: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon and Tennessee. There is also a pending application for the state of Maine.

41
Here's the Reason You Can't Find Some of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Coolest Easter Eggs

Each of the storefronts Gunn shared photos of prominently feature the names of various creators who have in some way help shaped the Guardians over the nearly five decades since they were first created. The building below, for instance is named for Bill Mantlo, the co-creator of Rocket Raccoon who suffered a traumatic brain injury back in 1992.

42
How to quickly install OpenNMS on Ubuntu 16.04 or Debian 8

OpenNMS is an open source, enterprise-level, web-based, network monitoring system that can be used to monitor unlimited devices at a single instance. If you've attempted to install OpenNMS on the last LTS release of Ubuntu, you probably ran into some serious issues when it came to install Java 7.

43 How AT&T promised me the iPhone X and then let me down

Commentary: The morning email from AT&T was so upbeat. Until I tried to preorder Apple's new phone, that is.

44
Microsoft ups investment in AR with new Mixed Reality studio for content creators

The San Francisco Mixed Reality Academy, also following in the footsteps of its counterpart in Redmond, will provide developers with the tools they need to create content in mixed reality. The most popular courses and workshops offered at the Redmond location will now come to San Francisco, including an introductory discovery program, an expert program, tailored workshops for specific skillsets, and hackathons.

45
Magazine signed by Steve Jobs sells for over $50K

After the unveiling, she said, Jobs came down and sat on a table close to her. She asked if he would sign one, to which he responded, "I don't do autographs." Williams said she asked him to "write something from your heart then," at which point he smiled, hesitated and then pulled the Newsweek and wrote "I love manufacturing." After hesitating again, he underlined "love." Then he looked at Williams and signed it.

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These 4 Personal Branding Tactics Will Transform Your Career | Fast Company

Sponsor.  Skeete Tatum estimates, based on Landit’s research, that having a sponsor “can increase pay by 22% to 30%,” and women and people of color tend to be “over-mentored and under-sponsored,” she adds. Unlike a mentor, a sponsor is “someone who talks about you–you’re not driving it,” Skeete Tatum explains. “They’re opening up the opportunities that you want. Maybe they see things in you that you don’t even know.” Rather than just offering sound counsel, they serve actively as the “amplifier of you and your brand.”

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iPhone X screen: Here's how much it will cost to repair | ZDNet

Don't drop your iPhone X: Without AppleCare warranty, repairing the all-screen device will set you back $279. Other damages out of warranty will cost $549.

48
Apple updates iPhone X preorders with improved delivery estimates

Many customers who went online early Friday to preorder an iPhone X were unable to snag a launch day device due to expectedly high demand, but it seems Apple is working on supply issues and has updated certain orders to reflect improved ship times.

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After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately | ZDNet

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.

50
Cisco catches up to Brocade with SAN monitoring software

Brocade Communications Systems gave its customers fiber channel network monitoring software in summer 2015. Cisco Systems finally caught up and now has an advantage with an open API.

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