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The Best Black Friday Tech Deals 2017

The sheer volume of Black Friday discounts can be overwhelming, but we have pored over circulars and scoured the web for some of the Best Black Friday deals.

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Top 5: Ways to get involved with internet governance

If you find yourself complaining about the internet, there are ways you can join in efforts to improve it. Here are some tips for beginners.

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End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10

​The German city of Munich, famous for rejecting Windows in favour of using Linux on its PCs, will return to Windows after the move won the backing of the full council.

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Best iTunes Gift Card Black Friday 2017 Deals

iTunes Gift card can be used in the iOS App Store, iBooks Store, and the iTunes Store with their credit amount being used to purchase books, apps, games, and more. You will find some plenty of deals on iTunes gift cards this Black Friday so even if you don’t intend on gifting it to anyone, you might consider picking one for yourself.

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The best Laptop and MacBook deals on Black Friday 2017

We've scoured the internet to bring you the very best laptop and MacBook deals Black Friday 2017. So many retailers are dropping their prices, it can be tricky to keep track of all the deals, so we've put together this list so you can get all of the very best deals in one place.

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You Should Get Drunk and Cause a Scene Today

Are you avoiding your family right now? So desperate to escape them that you’re sitting in the bathroom reading a productivity blog on Thanksgiving? Dreading the inevitable fight over Fox News or your lack of a plus-one or which kid hogged the college fund? Here’s your solution: Get drunk and cause a scene.

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Fry's Black Friday deals include $98 Samsung Chromebook, $244 iPad, $788 MacBook Air | ZDNet

Next up are deals from noon PST on Thursday through the remainder of Thanksgiving, including the latest base 9.7-inch iPad for just $244 or the base 21.5-inch Apple iMac with Core i5, 8GB of RAM and terabyte hard drive for $888. If you'd prefer a laptop, there's a cheap 2-in-1 from Asus with Celeron chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage and 11.6-inch touchscreen for $168, or more powerful ones from Dell (AMD FX-9800P processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, 17.3-inch display) and HP (Core i7, 8GB of RAM, terabyte hard drive, and 15.6-inch screen), priced at $399 and $447, respectively. You can get a desktop PC with a Core i7 processor for under $400 ($397, to be exact) in the form of an Acer Aspire AXC-780-UR16 slim tower also equipped with 4 gigs of RAM and terabyte of hard drive space.

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Marvel's The Punisher: "Gunner" Review - IGN

Unfortunately, there are still some areas where the series struggles to find its footing. For fear of sounding like a broken record, there were parts of “Gunner” that made Madani’s time back in the office interesting but only for a second. Her encounter with Karen was just OK. It was nice to see the two ladies engaged in verbal combat, but it lacked emotion and just felt like another excuse to get Karen in the show. Unlike Karen’s talk with Frank by the water, which was superb, her encounter with Madani felt forced and unnecessary. Marvel is obsessed with building their movie/TV universes, but when it comes at the cost of telling a compelling story, they should just leave it alone. We know Karen is a part of the Netflix Marvel franchise and her chemistry with Frank is fantastic, but she doesn’t need to be this universe's, Nick Furry.

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The best Black Friday deals on Apple iPads, MacBooks, Mac desktops | ZDNet

This is pretty much the time to score the lowest price on Apple's laptops, with the base MacBook Air going for as little as $788 from Fry's or $799.99 from Best Buy (or $999.99 for the pricier Air with twice the solid-state storage). If you don't want to jump through doorbuster hoops, you can pay a little more at B&H Photo ($869.99), which also has savings on the more powerful Core i7-equipped Air (as does MacMall). Adorama joins B&H in providing the biggest savings on the 12-inch MacBook, slashing $150 off the price of select configurations.

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Facebook's latest feature test looks like Snapchat's streaks

Facebook has been emulating (read: copying) Snapchat for a while now, whether through Instagram or on its own . So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's at it again. This time the company is playing around with a feature for Messenger akin to Snapchat's streaks (direct snaps sent back and forth between friends, which come with emoji rewards). Twitter user @CaseSandberg spotted the experiment, with Facebook confirming to Mashable that it is in fact testing it, complete with emoji-like icons. The social network claims it's a way to glean fun facts about your pals, but it's clearly just a ripoff aimed at drumming up more engagement.

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Intel ME bug storm: Is your machine among 100s just named by Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo? | ZDNet

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12
How to share folders to your network from macOS High Sierra

There are times when it is a necessity to share folders across a network—regardless of your platform. It should come as no surprise that the ability to share folders is built into macOS. The process for sharing out these folders is incredibly painless. I'm going to show you how this is done with macOS High Sierra on a MacBook Pro. As you might expect, the process is handled completely through a GUI—so no commands need apply.

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Korea tops APAC in government support for business R&D: OECD | ZDNet

Australia came in second, with direct government funding and tax support for business R&D accounting for 0.2 percent of the nation's GDP in 2015, followed by Japan at 0.15 percent, China at 0.13 percent, and New Zealand at 0.08 percent. These are compared to 0.12 percent, 0.14 percent, 0.1 percent, and 0.09 percent in 2005, respectively.

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HP patches severe code execution bug in enterprise printers | ZDNet

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The best Black Friday 2017 games deals on Nintendo, PS4, Xbox, and PC

We’ve rounded up the best deals on standard console hardware and PC parts, games, and accessories so you don’t have to comb through those confusing, anachronistic holiday flier PDF files. With Black Friday starting this Thursday on Thanksgiving and going through Cyber Monday, be sure to double check store hours and whether a certain retailer is offering discounts for in-store purchases, online-only, or both.

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The BBC is adapting Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys as a radio drama

The six-part radio drama will premiere on Christmas day on BBC Radio 4, and will run through Friday, December 30th, and it will also be available online for overseas fans. The play will star Lenny Henry as Anansi/Mr Nancy, Jacob Anderson and and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will voice Charlie and Spider, respectively. Dirk Maggs, who adapted BBC Radio’s adaptations of Stardust , Neverwhere and Good Omens, will helm this adaptation.

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I am the CEO of Duolingo and if our passive aggressive push notifications don't make you learn French, I don't know what will

But then, we thought of passive aggressive notifications: a reasonable balance between nice and mean that reminds you to practice French with a subtle dig to your psyche that makes you feel like you're spiting us by completing a lesson. Now users last an average of three weeks, and after that, the data shows that we can't save them.

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The best Laptop and Macbook deals on Black Friday 2017 (US)

We've combed the web to bring you the absolute best laptop and MacBook deals for Black Friday 2017. So many online stores are slashing their prices, it can be difficult to keep on top of all the deals. So, we've assembled this list so you can score all of the very best deals from a single web page.

19
Kingston Bolt Duo review: On-the-go iPhone photo backup

Instead of backing up your photos, you can capture photos and videos directly to the Bolt -- as if you're shooting to an external drive. That comes in handy if you want to quickly transfer your images or footage to a laptop or desktop computer. After you're through shooting, you pull the Bolt out of your iPhone and plug the opposite end into a USB port on your computer (you'll need an adapter for new USB-C MacBooks), which sees the Bolt as a standard thumbdrive. You can then drag whatever files you want over files over to the computer's hard drive.

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Why technology alone won't save us from fake news

Amy Webb, Founder of the Future Today Institute and author of The Signals Are Talking, discusses how fragmented government regulation, hidden algorithms, and social media have made it easy to generate fake news and why technology alone isn't the answer.

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Elon Musk built the world’s biggest battery–in just two months

In July, Tesla and French renewable energy company Neoen were awarded the contract to help the country deal with its energy problems following a 2016 statewide blackout. The Tesla founder was so enthusiastic about the effort that  he even tweeted this summer, “100 days from contract signature or it’s free.”

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How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project

As the LiMux project enters its final days, here's the entire history of the Munich's move to open-source, dating back to its inception, together with what's in store in the years to come.

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Best iTunes Gift Card Black Friday 2017 Deals

iTunes Gift card can be used in the iOS App Store, iBooks Store, and the iTunes Store with their credit amount being used to purchase books, apps, games, and more. You will find some plenty of deals on iTunes gift cards this Black Friday so even if you don’t intend on gifting it to anyone, you might consider picking one for yourself.

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Google Alphabet's Schmidt: Here's why we can't keep fake news out of search results | ZDNet

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​Google: Here's how we predict battery life based on your usage patterns | ZDNet

The Battery section in Settings displays both the percentage of battery life remaining and an estimate of how many hours and minutes this translates to, based on the model's analysis of usage patterns.

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour:  The Cranberry Sauced

Happy Friday, my lushes, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour , the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week I’m leaning into the holiday spirit with one of the real heroes of Thanksgiving: jellied cranberry sauce.

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3 ways your company can stay secure on Cyber Monday

During the holiday season, it's inevitable that your employees will shop online, but don't let their purchases cost your company too.

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Tesla's South Australian battery to begin final testing | ZDNet

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After Justice League, Henry Cavill Is Excited to Play the Superman of the Comics

I’ve always enjoyed the traditional, very classic view on Superman in the comic books. I think there’s an enormous complexity to that character. I know when I was working with Joss he and I saw eye-to-eye on some of the aspects of Superman. That paragon of hope. That ideal. That wonderful feeling of, ‘Oh, good, Superman’s here!’ I have also developed a very personal and protective relationship over this character, and it was just lovely to have the opportunity to smile and feel good.

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Like the Original, Blade Runner 2049 Is Scifi Film Noir at Its Finest

Noir heroes often face rich, powerful, and politically connected antagonists who control vast swaths of the setting where the story happens. In Blade Runner 2049 , Jared Leto’s Wallace fits the archetype and his mission to hunt down the baby born from replicant Rachael hooks into another familiar plot device in the noir genre, the illegitimate child. In the 1940s and 1950s, when the foundational texts of noir were created, having a child out of wedlock was a scandal that could ruin lives. The stigma grew exponentially when a baby came from a coupling of bodies from different social castes. As social mores changed, that stigma lessened. By setting his modern-day noir Brick in a high school, Rian Johnson was able to put this old-school genre convention in a place where it still had the weight of scandal. The creators of Blade Runner 2049 pull a similar trick, where the baby that shouldn’t exist comes from parents that shouldn’t even have been able to conceive.

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19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

This pen is made with resin that has been tinted and textured with malted barley from a real distillery in Tennessee. Look, your loved one (probably) can't drink at work, but at least they can hold a piece of whiskey without alerting HR.

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Lyft just raised another $500 million— now it's valued at $11.5 billion

The additional funding round, led by Alphabet’s CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion round announced in October.

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Smartphones are killing Black Friday

Every single day in November so far saw over $1 billion in online sales, creating a new paradigm for both shoppers and retailers. Black Friday isn't just a day anymore — it's a whole season.

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Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Hunt is working with Mozilla on the code, but isn't quite sure how the final feature will work. "Firefox is just looking at which sites have been been breached and we're discussing other ways of using the data in the future," he told Engadget in a message. "They've got a broad reach and surfacing this info via Firefox is a great way to get more exposure around data breaches."

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Gigaom on Twitter

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Vsauce on Twitter

I was expecting, right at the end, for a single piece to be removed just to prove that it's actually balancing on the center of gravity.

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Techmeme on Twitter

Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy and at six German distribution centers plan to strike on Black Friday over pay disputes ( @za_lentina / Reuters) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-italy-strike/workers-at-amazons-main-italian-site-to-hold-first-strike-on-black-friday-idUSKBN1DN1DS … http://www.techmeme.com/171123/p4#a171123p4 …

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IGN Deals on Twitter

IGN Deals is your source for the latest deals on stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale.

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Battlegrounds: 'Bloody' video game will get socialist makeover for China

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Forbes Tech News on Twitter

Best 'Black Friday' deals on drones at DJI, eBay, Macy's, Best Buy, and Walmart: http://on.forbes.com/6013D821F  pic.twitter.com/LfP3QnWgj6

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National Science Foundation Envisions the Future of Thanksgiving Dinner

These days, many of us must travel home from faraway cities to share a meal with our parents. Sure, you can Skype a sibling and your nephew, and then place the laptop at the kitchen table, but they can’t taste mom’s lasagna. And given that its the future, what if they were in space? Plus, these days, everyone is worried about the security of those video calls. So a team of NSF chemists, physicists, engineers, and social scientists considered what a meal might look like in the future.

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Gumbo Is The Ultimate Vehicle for That Turkey Carcass

Happy Thanksgiving, all. I hope your turkey was moist, your pie crusts were flaky, and your racist relatives were absent. Once the big meal is cooked and (mostly) consumed, it will be time to turn our attention to leftovers, which is what we’ve been secretly waiting for anyway. I’m a big fan of throwing everything into a sandwich, but once you’ve had your fill of that, you should make a big pot of gumbo.

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Hiding a hack? Uber promised not to do things like that

That's why hiding this breach could be a big problem for Uber, McAndrew said. "At the very time they were negotiating a consent order with the FTC, they were knowingly not disclosing it." The terms of the settlement also require Uber to swear under penalty of perjury on an annual basis that it's in compliance with the settlement order. That anniversary hasn't come up yet.

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Garmin Vivomove HR hides its fitness under the surface

Garmin Vivomove HR hides its fitness under the surface

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Uber told SoftBank about data breach before telling public

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that it discussed a massive data breach with potential investor SoftBank Group Corp ahead of going public with details of the incident on Tuesday.

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'Stranger Things' Erica offers snarky Thanksgiving advice

The one-minute video includes some memorable season 2 moments, including the KFC dinner, walkie-talkie fun, and even a few He-Man appearances. It was probably smart for the "Stranger Things" crew to enlist Erica in their battle against the demogorgons last year. If she can handle Thanksgiving family, she can surely survive the Upside Down.

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Gifts for Your Soon-to-Be Ex

As you sit around the fire, your arm lifelessly draped around the person you know you don’t want to spend the rest of your life with but who you misguidedly bought a roundtrip ticket to your parents house for the holidays, consider a painfully mediocre gift. Something that says, “I heard you repeatedly hint that you wanted that cool leather jacket, but here, have a nice pullover I bought at the airport.”

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How to Switch Between Apps Faster on iPhone X

This is a great feature for the real-life use case when you’re using two to three apps together and need to quickly switch between them. For me, it’s usually Safari, WhatsApp, and an email app. Just swiping sideways left or right to switch to Safari, seeing the information there and then switching back to WhatsApp happens so quickly it seems straight out of the future (like many things about the iPhone X).

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Family getting you down? Check out these dogs watching the National Dog Show.

Many, many people noticed their dogs watching right along with them as the best of their species competed at the national level. And the real MVPs shared pictures to Twitter so we could all witness their joy and feel better about the world.

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You might catch a glimpse of the Galaxy S9 earlier than you think

Whatever the debut strategy may be, speculation around the devices are swirling. The Galaxy S9 Plus, for instance, is rumored by the same source to have more RAM and a dual-camera in addition to a bigger display. This is different from the current S8 and S8 Plus, which only differ in size.

51 Yep, It's Still Not a Good Idea to Eat Raw Cookie Dough
52 A pricier, better sounding alternative to Apple's AirPods
53 Latest Windows 10 'Redstone 4' PC test build adds more feature refinements | ZDNet
54 Moto Z Play is a must-buy smartphone at 50% off before Black Friday
55 Hold on to your wallets: Steam's Autumn sale is now live
56 Video: How data scientists can sell business executives on the value of analytics
57 Optus Business injects AU$3.5m in cybersecurity research centre | ZDNet
58 FCC Releases Net Neutrality Killing Order, Hopes You're Too Busy Cooking Turkey To Read It
59 Gizmodo on Twitter
60 New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Footage Features Shocking, Unadulterated Porg Violence
61 UBS Seeks to Expand Workforce in Artificial Intelligence
62 19 Christmas light safety tips to help you avoid holiday disasters
63 Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live
64 Beer in space: Budweiser makes plans for life on Mars
65 Apple offers gift cards with iPhone, Mac purchases in Australia and New Zealand for Black Friday
66 The Best Apps and Browser Extensions to Supercharge Your Online Shopping
67 Turn Your Leftover Halloween Candy Into a Giant Turkey Lollipop and Win Thanksgiving
68 What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea
69 Lenovo's Yoga 720 Is a Lot of Laptop for Not a Lot of Money
70 This Double-Handed Glove Lets You Hold Four Beers Instead of Just Two
71 The surprisingly charming science of your gut
72 Despicable tea? An adorable Minions cafe bursts out of Japan
73 Thanks to all the maintainers and contributors!
74 This Brilliant Peelable Paint Is a Screen Protector For Every Surface In Your Home
75 Now You Can Invest in Bitcoin Without the Volatility, Apparently
76 30 party games to play with your family this Thanksgiving
77 Return of the Obra Dinn [GDC 2016 Demo Build]
78 Video game food is so much more important than you think
79 The hottest retailtainment party of the year is at, um, Walmart
80 Tesla Should Consider Building This Car Powered By a Giant Mouse Trap
81 Going to the cloud: When on-premise DIY makes the most sense | ZDNet
82 How to collaborate in Team Drive with someone who doesn't have a Google account
83 Small ISP disputes FCC claim that net neutrality hurts small ISPs
84 Facebook’s ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities
85 How to send Firefox tabs from your desktop to your mobile device
86 A roasted turkey's big day out in New York City
87 Oculus Rift drops to $349 on sale, along with game bundles
88 Twitter is now testing Bookmarks, its save for later feature
89 Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race
90 Matthew Prince on Twitter
91 Travel light with this Asus Chromebook
92 Apple's offices in South Korea raided on eve of iPhone X launch | Cult of Mac
93 7 thoughtful ways to be an ally to Native Americans on Thanksgiving (and beyond)
94 There Is Only One Correct Time at Which to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner
95 Ojo projector wants to put big-screen Nintendo Switch gaming on any wall
96 Australia inks another fintech agreement with the United Arab Emirates | ZDNet