Samsung's Apple-bashing ad gets weird Motorola sequel
Commentary: After Samsung slams the last 10 years of the iPhone, Motorola decides to, well, join the conversation.
NASA's new Mars rover tires have a magical shape memory
The next Mars rover could ride across the rocky alien landscape on a new kind of tire that bounces back into shape.
8 comforting TV shows to binge
For when you need a break from the festivities.
Wendy's hits McDonald's with sick burn after Black Friday Twitter fail
Wendy's hits McDonald's with sick burn after Black Friday Twitter fail
We went through all of Best Buy’s Cyber Monday deals so you don’t have to
Because there are literally thousands of deals out there, we created this list to show you only the top deals Best Buy has to offer for Cyber Monday. Whether you're getting your holiday shopping done before the madness or you just can't pass on a good deal for yourself, you'll find what you're looking for here
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Linus Torvalds: 'I don't trust security people to do sane things' | ZDNet
"When I pull 20+ other pull requests a day, I don't have _time_ to spend time on them," the engineer added. "They are scary because: they touch core stuff, [and] I don't trust security people to do sane things."
Black Friday 2017: the best 25 deals you can still buy
Black Friday has already come and gone, but there’s still great deals you can pick up at major retailers including Amazon and Best Buy. If you missed our coverage , or didn’t get a chance to take advantage of the sales, we’ve roundup up our favorite 25 deals still in stock.
Marvel's The Punisher: "Virtue of the Vicious" Review - IGN
“Virtue of the Vicious” was close to a “Frank-less” episode. Most of the story was about how others perceive him. The series suffers when Frank and David aren’t around. Many of the supporting cast members are strong on their own, but they aren’t the foundation that holds the show together. It would have been nice to get David’s perspective on all of the hotel madness, even though he wasn’t there. With only three episodes remaining, there’s sure to be plenty of Frank and David coming up.
Pakistan reportedly blocks Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube amid protest crackdowns
We are aware of reports that the Pakistani government has taken action to block Twitter service, as well as other social media services, and that users are having difficulty using Twitter in Pakistan. We are monitoring the situation and hope service will be fully restored soon.
10 things you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger
Here's some of the coolest stuff you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger.
The best gadget gifts for 2017
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How to avoid package theft this holiday season
For a less permanent option, consider a battery-powered security camera. Models like the weatherproof Netgear Arlo Pro 2 can withstand the elements (like the Nest Cam Outdoor), but they are much more mobile. Use one inside to keep an eye on your pet one day and move it outside when you're expecting a package delivery another day. Like the SkyBell HD, Netgear's indoor/outdoor Arlo cameras offer free seven-day event-based cloud storage. And when its battery is low, just recharge it with Netgear's included charger.
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Air-gapped data is holy grail for hackers: Four methods they most commonly use - Video | ZDNet
Air-gapped computers are seen as high-value targets, so considerable research has gone into taking data from them -- without a network connection.
Serverless but not stress-free: enterprise computing moves outside the enterprise | ZDNet
Panelists also discussed the growing role of artificial intelligence in enterprise shops. In the rush to AI, many organizations risk adopting processes that work against privacy and security. "There's a dark side to AI and we're going be hearing a lot about this in the future," said Debra Danielson, distinguished engineer and senior VP for CA. "The core issue here is that we're learning in our machine learning systems to recognize patterns outside of historical data, and the problem is some of those patterns contain bias and bad behavior and we're at risk of having that bad behavior and bias driven and magnified into our systems. We really are going have to watch out for this and make sure that we don't allow our AI to be driven by our history and not by our values."
U.S. Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.
Eight reasons the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is good for business | ZDNet
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is now available outside the US and after using one for a few weeks it is clear there is a lot to like for the enterprise user in this newest Huawei smartphone.
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Frontman for pop supergroup The Black Eyed Peas (selling 33MM albums and 58 million singles worldwide), will.i.am is a multi-faceted musician and entertainer. will.i.am’s latest album #willpower has already charted a top 10 hit single and will feature artists such as Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Nicole Scherzinger, Waka Flocka Flame, Diddy, Chris Brown, David Guetta, Baby Kaely and Miley Cyrus. Throughout the course of his career, will.i.am has won 8 American Music Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 3 World Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 1 Billboard Music Award. Bring the action.
Black Friday raised Jeff Bezos' net worth to $100 billion
Jeff Bezo$ made out like Scrooge McDuck on Black Friday after rising Amazon share prices lifted his personal fortune to more than $100 billion.
Buoy is a whole-home water monitoring and alert system
Your home's water supply is serious business. Most people though take it for granted, until there's a problem. The $799 Buoy device, out now, is designed to arm you with hard data about what's using water where, when and how much. In fact it's one of the few products of its kind to offer separate water usage info split out by appliance and plumbing fixture.
Here's another door-in-door fridge. I hope it's the last.
Sizewise, this is a fairly roomy refrigerator. Inside, you'll find a total of 27.8 cubic feet of storage space, 18.6 of which are allocated to the fridge. Similar-size French door models with ice dispensers from brands like Whirlpool, LG, and Samsung all retail for at least $2,700 or so even before you start adding in door-in-door compartments, so at $3,100, I wouldn't say that the GFD28GELDS is unfairly priced for what it offers.
Here's GE's spin on the Door in Door refrigerator
LG and Samsung made door-in-door refrigerators popular, and now GE's jumping in with its own spin on the feature. Click through to learn more.
What to do when your phone gets snatched
If you've installed Find My iPhone, Find My Device for Android or Samsung's Find My Mobile service, you may be able to see the location of your missing phone. These services also allow you to lock your phone remotely with a new passcode or erase it if you don't expect to get it back. Just remember that you won't be able to use any of these features if the phone isn't connected to a cellular or public Wi-Fi network. You can send the commands at any time, though, and the phone will complete them when it reconnects.
All the times Donald Trump has gotten upset about Time's 'person of the year'
Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
Trump's 'Time' tweet got better with every internet spoof
Patton Oswalt called to say that he was going to tweet that GET OUT was PROBABLY his favorite movie of the year, but I would have to agree to get lunch with him and do a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
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No bait and switch: there are a few good value Nintendo Switch bundles still to be had thanks to Black Friday
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Bitcoin's little brother Ethereum is at an all-time high
But more importantly, with a 30% price rise in a week, Ethereum finally seems to be catching up with Bitcoin, which recently hit an all-time high of about $8,200. The price of these two cryptocurrencies, widely regarded as the two most promising projects in the world of crypto, correlated closely until July this year. Then, Bitcoin's price took off and Ether was left behind.
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How to install Odoo ERP with NGINX on Ubuntu
Odoo is an outstanding ERP system, says Jack Wallen. He walks you through the process of installing this free open source wonder on Ubuntu with NGINX.
Meg Whitman will leave HP CEO job early next year
Update, 3:30p.m. PT: On the company's earnings call, Whitman answered a follow-up question about why she's stepping down now: "[T]he next CEO of this company needs to be a deeper technologist, and that's exactly what Antonio is. He's been with the company 22 years. He is a trained computer engineer and has worked in almost every business of this company. So I just think it's the right thing."
Please enjoy this local TV reporter's unhappy Black Friday
Commentary: An Indiana news reporter is poised to describe the crowds at a local mall. However, it's early and he gets angry.
Ojo projector wants to put big-screen Nintendo Switch gaming on any wall
As always, please note that CNET's reporting on crowdfunding campaigns is not an endorsement of the project or its creators. Before contributing to any campaign, read the crowdfunding site's policies -- in this case, Indiegogo -- to find out your rights (and refund policies, or the lack thereof) before and after a campaign ends.
A bass lover’s ear bud, the FiiO F9
It's certainly not the sort of headphone that shines with all genres, the F9 wouldn't be my first choice for classical and acoustic jazz, or any recordings with pitched-up treble -- they sounded harsh with the F9, the E3000 is a smoother alternative. The F9 was a pleasure to listen to with well-recorded music, the sound was positively vivid, lively, and fun. The bass was terrific, and there was lots of it, but it was well-behaved and tuneful.
Best gifts: IT pro toolbox | ZDNet
If you're in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way.
iPhone X Side Button Cheat Sheet: 11 Things You Need to Use the Side Button
You don’t need to worry about accidentally buying any apps on the App Store. The only way to start the Face ID authentication system is to double-click the Side button. When you tap on the Buy button in the App Store, you’ll be prompted to do so. Only then Face ID authentication will start.
This ultra-high-end system climbs the Mt. Everest of audio
Alex likes to get deep into the gear, and over the years he's developed friendships with some of the designers of the components in his system. His JBL Everest speakers proudly hold court in his Upper West Side New York apartment!
Firefox Quantum Isn’t Just “Copying” Chrome: It’s Much More Powerful
If an add-on you depend on no longer functions, that sucks. And we feel for you. But that doesn’t mean Firefox Quantum has just become a Chrome clone. Firefox still offers many advanced features Chrome doesn’t, and probably never will. Better yet, it offers that power while finally competing with Chrome on speed. It’s already looking faster than Chrome on some tests, and it may even pull decisively ahead of Chrome in future releases. That sounds like a win-win.
Hackers stole information from 1.7 million Imgur accounts in 2014
Imgur’s Chief Operating Officer, Roy Sehgal, confirmed that the breach occurred in 2014. Sehgal explains that Imgur doesn’t collect names, addresses, or phone numbers from its users, and that only user e-mails and password information was leaked. According to ZDNet , Troy Hunt, who runs the notification service Have I Been Pwned , obtained the data, and turned over the information to Imgur.
Let's drink beer, talk tech, and play arcade games
Join us at Barcade at 7pm on Wednesday, December 6 for our very first Hacker News NYC meetup! Be sure to sign up to the group and RSVP so we can get an idea about headcount. Invite the other startup junkies in your life, too. We're hoping to make this a monthly event, but we need your help.
11 times brands were the greatest trolls on Twitter in 2017
Brands used Twitter to do more than just promote their products this year. Their platforms also produced the funniest comebacks and the most shadiest tweets to their competitors. And sure, we shouldn't really be celebrating a company's PR strategy. But a good clapback is a good clapback.
Traveling for the holidays? How to leave your smart home home alone
If you have a smart thermostat, most will detect that you're away and offer a way to change the thermostat remotely. After all, that's probably why you bought the thing in the first place. It's a nice perk when you're out for a few hours or a workday. For longer periods of time or for thermostats that include a vacation mode, it's a good idea to check the threshold settings before an extended absence. Sure, you can adjust remotely, but the whole idea here is to set it and go. So before you leave, set the temperature ranges on your thermostat so you can save money while keeping your home safe.
17 Essential Mail Tips and Tricks for iPhone in GIFs
Mail was one of the apps Steve Jobs demoed at iPhone’s keynote back in 2007. Now, it’s 10 years later, the Mail app is still here and millions of people use it as the default way to get work done using email. While the Mail app might seem simple, just like it did 10 years back, it’s grown quite a bit. And it has enough features (hidden and otherwise) for it to be your default email client and it can hold a candle against third party clients . If you want to use the Mail app better, read our essential Mail tips and tricks for iPhone below.
Use Google Express to Shop at Costco Without a Membership
Two things stop me from shopping at Costco: I don’t have a membership to get in, and I don’t have a car to get my stuff home. If you’re in a similar boat, Google Express has a solution for both problems at once.
Flat Earth Researcher Told He Can't Blast Himself Into the Sky at 500 MPH on Public Lands
In a Kickstarter post from 2016, Hughes wrote “Mad Mike Hughes always wanted to be famous. So much that he decided ‘What can I do to become and instant super star dare devil?’ So he decided to break the world record for the longest ramp jump in the world ... He is the current world record holder for a ramp rocket jump, but he wants to shatter that record on February 12th 2016 (Just 1 day before his 60th birthday).”
How White Nationalism Courts Internet Nerd Culture – DEO – Medium
Another key strategy in white supremacist recruitment are online communities that warmly welcoming in new members, once lured into such a group the recruit is given a surge of support, validation, and esteem boosting. The new members are told they belong, that they may not fit in real life social cliques but that they fit into this group, and that the other group members care about them. Hours will be invested in grooming the new recruit, befriending and talking with them. Active chats are appealing to those who are bored and isolated and only want some human contact but have trouble getting it elsewhere due to social awkwardness. The white supremacist group offers a sense of community and belonging and slowly cultivates in the recruit into a sense of loyalty towards the group. For those desperate for friendship or to feel included this is an incredibly potent lure. These groups can have darker tactics as well, with leaders telling their members that they cannot leave or return to people outside of the group. Many reasons are given but most commonly this inability to leave is posed as there being some boogeyman outsider, like “SJWs”, will eventually toss them out, bully them, ostracize them, or attack them.
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This fertility treatment could be used to create inexhaustible supplies of eggs for a given woman—but an endless supply of eggs could also open the door to high-tech eugenics. https://trib.al/B5w2DCF
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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (PS4 Digital) for $19.99 on Amazon
5 tips for using an iPad in your kitchen
It's the worst: You're smack in the middle of meal prep -- with messy hands -- and you go to check the next step of the recipe only to find your iPad has shut off. It's a good idea for both battery life and privacy to have your iPad shut itself off after a set period of time, but I would turn off autolock for times when it will spend hours on your kitchen counter.
Robby the Robot sells for record $5.38 million at auction
Bonhams described Robby as "one of the most iconic sci-fi figures to appear on the silver screen." At 7 feet all, the robot "captured the imagination of audiences everywhere in 'Forbidden Planet' as the devoted servant to Professor Morbius, one of the few inhabitants of the distant planet Altair IV, " Bonhams said. "Conceived and built by a team of MGM designers for the 1956 film ... Robby's groundbreaking appearance broke away from earlier clunky 'tin-can' designs for movie robots."
Best Wi-Fi speakers under $200: Sonos, Chromecast, Bose and more
Two hundred dollars can buy you a lot these days, and for that money the Sonos One knocks it out of the park in terms of both useful features and amazing sound quality. Even if you don't want a Sonos-based system, its ability to control either an Alexa or (soon) Google Home setup makes it more useful than any of the others here. It sounds good too, so if you have $200 to spend on a Wi-Fi speaker, you really should just get One.