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China’s 9-ton Tiangong-1 space station will burn up tonight, but no one knows quite where

What goes up must come down. That's generally the rule, anyway, certainly for spacecraft that have fulfilled their purpose and have no way to stay in orbit. Such is the case of Tiangong-1, China's first space station, which after nearly 7 years in space is making an uncontrolled descent and should …

'Westworld' is back: Everything we know about season 2

Not only is the disturbing Old West theme park open for business again, so are a few more parks.

This weird-looking plane isn't a joke

When GE tests a huge new engine, it mounts it on an old 747. Boy, does it look odd.

Moog Model D, Fortnite and other awesome apps of the week | Cult of Mac

Want to get your hands on the week's greatest new apps? We've done the legwork for you so you can just pick from the best.

How Facebook Blew It

A months long investigation uncovered concerns that Cambridge Analytica may have used improperly obtained academic data to craft its psychometric profiles.

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The Best VPNs for Netflix

If you don't like the idea of picking and choosing between what uses a VPN and what doesn't, you could purchase a static IP address from a VPN company. Normally, you are assigned the IP address of the VPN server. But with a static IP, the VPN company gives you all the protections of a VPN and ensures your traffic emerges from a specific IP address that you own. VPN companies sometimes call these "clean IP addresses," the implication being that they are not associated with VPN activity. Using an IP address not known to carry VPN traffic might be enough to sneak by Netflix and others. TorGuard VPN offers these, as do other VPN services.

Hey Apple, iPhones and iPads need multi-user support now

Here's the bottom line though. I'm sitting here trying to justify why I need multi-user support on my iPad, while Apple has had this technology available for over a year now. How Apple figures out how to do it isn't my problem. Google handled this years ago. It's well past time Apple caught up.

4 This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too - CNET

Cloudflare's promise to keep your data private is impressive, said Heidi Shey, a privacy and security expert at business analyst firm Forrester. "It's a great thing that they're coming out of the gate and being up front about that," Shey said. Still, she added, "You're kind of taking what they're saying at face value."

Xiaomi's first gaming laptop is a beauty, takes on Razer

Xiaomi's new gaming laptop aims to take on the Razer Blade. Sporting a 15.6-inch display, the cleverly named Mi Gaming Laptop 15.6" will be sold only in China, and features an Nvidia GTX1050Ti or GTX1060 for all your gaming needs.

China’s out-of-control space station harmlessly breaks up over the Pacific Ocean

Launched in 2011, Tiangong-1 — or the “Heavenly Place” — was China’s first human space station. Two sets of crews visited the vehicle during its time in orbit, one of which included China’s first female astronaut. But the station was really only meant to last for a couple of years in space. The original plan was to fire up Tiangong-1’s engines and propel the spacecraft out of orbit, so that it safely fell into open ocean. Then the vehicle’s successor, Tiangong-2, would take over as China’s primary astronaut habitat.

Cloudflare's DNS privacy tool would skirt ISPs, speed up your internet

Cloudflare's promise to keep your data private is impressive, said Heidi Shey, a privacy and security expert at business analyst firm Forrester. "It's a great thing that they're coming out of the gate and being up front about that," Shey said. Still, she added, "You're kind of taking what they're saying at face value."

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The Neato Botvac D7 Connected is a fully functional robot vacuum that can be controlled and customized right from your phone. It may be the best of the current generation. 

Netgear's XR500 router gives gamers complete control

The DumaOS software gives you complete control over your gaming experience and the hardware provides great Wi-Fi coverage in a medium-to-large home.

Hackers take 5 million payment cards from Saks, Lord & Taylor stores

The wave of large-scale retail data breaches isn't about to subside any time soon. Gemini Advisory has discovered that a JokerStash online crime syndicate, Fin7, is planning to sell over 5 million payment cards stolen from the databases of 83 Saks Fifth Avenue stores (including Off 5th) and the entire network of Lord & Taylor. The crooks are 'only' selling 125,000 of the cards on the Dark Web as of this writing, but the rest are expected to reach the black market in the months ahead. The breaches reportedly started in May 2017, but could be continuing to this day.

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We're now getting an up-close look at what scientists have warned for decades: climate change would make extreme events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires more frequent, more devastating, or both. 

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We shopped at @amazon 's new cashier-less, AI-run grocery store. With no checkout line, it feels a little like stealing, but computer-vision algorithms are keeping tabs. 

Niantic settles 'Pokémon Go' festival lawsuit for $1.5 million

Niantic has already refunded the ticket costs for attendees of 2017's disastrous Pokémon Go Fest , but it's now poised to pay more. The company is settling a class action lawsuit over the festival to the tune of $1.57 million, with an official settlement website due to appear by May 25th. The payout will cover hotel and transportation costs for the many attendees whose event was ruined by connectivity and logistical problems. Be sure to read the fine print if you were one of those affected, though -- you'll need evidence you were there.

HP EliteOne 1000 | ZDNet

The HP EliteOne 1000 will easily handle regular business workloads, but it should be capable of so much more.

Here are the best gags of April Fools’ Day 2018

It’s April Fools’ Day! The official holiday of uncertainty, doubt, and jokes that make you… laugh? Chuckle? Push a bit of air out of your nose and say “heh”?

Today in Apple history: Apple founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ron Wayne

April 1, 1976: The Apple Computer Company gets its start as founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne set out to sell the $666  Apple-1 computer .

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Apple's Chicago education event

This is an event slideshow.  Find out all the details about the new iPad  here.

JBL's Link 500 is a Google Assistant smart speaker that can party

Setting up the speaker is relatively simple. You use the Google Home app on iOS and Android devices to log in to the speaker with a direct Wi-Fi connection. Then you log on to your chosen network to get the speaker on it. You can then give it a label for a particular room and link it with other Chromecast-enabled speakers if you have them.

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and videos, friends and groups and so on -- with you before you go. Thankfully, Facebook makes it easy to download your data. So easy, in fact, that it's worth doing even if you aren't planning on deleting your Facebook account just to see what information Facebook has collected about you.

This dance party is powered by a 50,000-watt hi-fi

The Despacio touring show, which I attended Thursday night, is playing this Easter weekend in Queens, New York. It was born from this idea of an audiophile PA. It's designed to deliver great sound at what is essentially a massive dance party. Here's what it looks like.

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How to Use iOS 11.3’s New Battery Health Feature for iPhone  #iOS11 #iPhoneBatteryGate

Philippines, Malaysia put Uber-Grab deal under anti-competition...

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Philippines and Malaysia said on Monday they will look into whether Uber Technologies’ [UBER.UL] move to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab hinders competition, days after Singapore began a probe into the deal on similar concerns.

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The Garmin Speak Plus is the first dash camera I have tested and I loved the ability to capture video and photos without touching my phone. Navigation through voice and the awesome OLED display was an excellent experience too. 

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Put down the smartphone and let this clip-on camera do all the work

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Mobile apps are increasingly being used to monitor and manage machines, but security holes in the apps mean hackers could use them to blow up entire factories. 

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Europe's potential to create new technologies in the age of AI might never be fulfilled as the US and China race ahead. 

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with iPhone battery tool, new Animoji, and more | ZDNet

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The Best Camera Phones of 2018

Phone makers like to tout specs, but spec sheets are largely meaningless nowadays. Manufacturers will go on about megapixels, pixel size, and low-light performance, and while all of these factors are important, we've found that spec sheet promises rarely measure up in real-life performance. Optical image stabilization is another hot buzzword: It's supposed to improve low-light performance, but doesn't always, because the image-processing software has to cooperate properly. You have to read the reviews and check out comparison photos like the one below to get an idea of the difference in camera quality between phones.

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As cybersecurity gets more dangerous and more critical to organizations of all sizes, the answer is to prioritize your resources to guard the right stuff—because you can't protect it all. 

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Sarcos forms Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group | ZDNet

The group will include executives from leading companies across industries like industrial manufacturing, automotive, aviation & aerospace, construction, oil & gas, and utilities, suggesting a diverse range of potential applications for Sarcos's industrial exoskeleton technology.

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It's dangerous to listen to music with earbuds while riding a bike. Thanks to the Coros Omni smart cycling helmet I can enjoy podcasts and music while also alerting vehicle drivers to my presence on the road. 

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Baby gear may not seem like a dynamic technology sector, but for frustrated first-time parents who also happen to be engineers, scientists, doctors, and designers it's turning into one. 

The Best Gaming Desktops of 2018

Most gaming systems will come preinstalled with a single midrange or high-end graphics card; higher-priced systems will naturally have better cards, since purchase price typically correlates with animation performance and visual quality. Our gaming desktop reviews will let you know if there is room in the system's case for adding more graphics cards, in case you want to improve your gaming performance in the future. Most boutique manufacturers, however, will sell systems equipped with multiple-card arrays if you want to run the best-looking and best-performing games right away. (Nvidia has deemphasized, if not discouraged, using more than two of its current-generation cards at the same time, though it's still possible to have three or four AMD cards in your computer at once provided you have the proper power and heat management. AMD calls its multicard system CrossFireX and Nvidia calls its solution Scalable Link Interface, or SLI, but in practice both work the same.)

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Tesla says Autopilot was on but ignored in the fatal Model X crash

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Scientists just discovered a new human organ, so say hello to your interstitium

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China unveils its plan to bring tech giants back home

Duolingo to Silicon Valley workers: Move to Pittsburgh, where you can actually afford a home

As the cost of living continues to rise in Silicon Valley, tech companies in other parts of the country are getting more aggressive in pitching workers to move to their cities for a better quality of life.

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Tesla Goes Bankrupt Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 -- Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it.

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The ban, which came into effect on Tuesday and will take 30 days to be rolled out, covers advertising of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and token sales. Read more: 

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Netflix says it acquired Seth Rogen in April Fool's Day prank

For $98, Dayton Audio's MK402BT Bluetooth speakers sound like a great deal

The top panel of the right MK402BT speaker has volume up/down buttons, a Mode button that switches between wired and Bluetooth operation, and a play/pause button for Bluetooth playback. You can also control volume from your phone. The right speaker's rear panel hosts a 3.5mm stereo analog input jack, and the speaker output connectors you'll use to hook up to the left speaker with the included 6.5 foot long cable. Please note, the speakers rear panels have bass ports so don't jam them right up against the wall, a couple of inches of clearance will do. If you're cramped for space feel free to put the two MK402BT speakers right alongside each other.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' space battle teased by Ron Howard

Director Ron Howard teased a video effects sequence on Twitter Saturday, showing the Empire's ship firing its lasers as an exploding ship appears behind it. Howard notes that the scene is currently undergoing a visual effects review at Industrial Light and Magic, a division of Lucasfilm.

CNET Asks: The new iPad vs. Chromebook?

Apple announced its newest iPad, a direct Chromebook competitor, as part of its education initiative. Which would you rather purchase?

Trump tweet-slams Amazon for 'causing tremendous loss to the US'

"I have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought The Washington Post to have political influence, and I gotta tell you, we have a different country than we used to have," Trump said in 2016. "He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. That's not right. And believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They're going to have such problems."

Loved 'Black Panther's' female warriors? Try this show

Sony Pictures Television will join with Nigerian network EbonyLife to create the series based on the Dahomey Warriors, a 19th-century all-female West African military organization. The two companies will also work on a pair of other projects.

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Atlanta city officials are reportedly still locked out of files following SamSam ransomware attack

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In 2012, Apple tried to position iPads as replacing textbooks. Last year, Microsoft tried to position laptops as replacing Chromebooks. Now, Apple needs to hook educators on the power of future-looking tech such as coding and augmented reality. 

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