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December 12, 2019

CHEAP: Reach for the stars. Here's $250 off the Samsung Galaxy S10

Media -- The Next Web - We're about to say goodbye to 2019, and say hello to 2020. That means we'll see plenty of new (and hopefully innovative) phones....

December 12, 2019 04:20 AM

December 11, 2019

Space Station Dark Matter Experiment Gets Vital Repairs

Scientific American -- Astronauts are giving the International Space Station's premier science experiment a life-extending transplant to continue its hunt for antimatter,...

December 11, 2019 08:49 PM

New Plundervolt attack impacts Intel CPUs

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - Intel desktop, server, and mobile CPUs are impacted. Intel has released firmware patches today.

December 11, 2019 08:42 PM

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2, iOS and iPadOS 13.3

Ars Technica -- Today also brings new software for the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.

December 11, 2019 08:20 PM

Two rovers to roll on Mars again: Curiosity and Mars 2020

Life -- Phys.org - Curiosity won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer. Next summer, Mars 2020 will be headed for the Red Planet. While...

December 11, 2019 07:45 PM

IKEA Joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

Business Wire -- The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards...

December 11, 2019 07:03 PM

Chromebook Tip Tuesday: The best Chromebook trackpad gesture most people don't know about [VIDEO]

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - One of my absolute favorite parts of using Chrome OS over the years has undoubtedly been the trackpad gestures. In a time...

December 11, 2019 06:42 PM

Samsung's Chromebook 4 is a must-have at just $180 on Amazon

Tech -- BGR - There were so many great deals this year during Black Friday and Cyber Monday that it's totally understandable if you missed some of the...

December 11, 2019 06:40 PM

The latest Linux kernel is headed to Chromebooks in the very near future and that's a big deal

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - For those of you who may not be familiar with the subject, Google's Chrome OS that powers millions of Chromebooks is built...

December 11, 2019 06:39 PM

Microsoft's first Office app arrives on Linux

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is bringing its first Office app to Linux today. The software maker is releasing Microsoft Teams into a public preview,...

December 11, 2019 05:41 PM

What the upcoming Snapdragon Chromebook 'Trogdor' could look like

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Since Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit last week, we've been digging around in the commits a bit more looking for more clues surrounding...

December 11, 2019 05:37 PM

Boeing Whistleblower Warned of 737 Max Production Issues Before Crash

CFO -- Former Boeing manager Ed Pierson said he warned the company about problems at its main factory in Renton, Washington, ahead...

December 11, 2019 06:11 AM

December 10, 2019

Celebrate the Raspberry Pi's 8th birthday at a Raspberry Jam

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - On 29 February 2020, the Raspberry Pi Foundation will celebrate the eighth birthday of the Raspberry Pi computer (or its...

December 10, 2019 08:10 PM

New reentry CubeSat in orbit

Life -- Phys.org - ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S.,...

December 10, 2019 07:30 PM

Please don't buy this: smart doorbells

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, the two shopping holidays were just precursors to the larger Christmas...

December 10, 2019 07:28 PM

Upcoming Chromebook 'Jinlon' getting a mysterious feature we've not seen before

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - It isn't often these days that we see a new Chromebook board show up with a feature we've never seen in a Chrome OS device....

December 10, 2019 07:16 PM

This mini PC with 9th-gen Intel Coffee Lake chips sells for $399 and up

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel's new "Frost Canyon" NUC with up to a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake-U 6-core processor running at 25 watts. But a Chinese PC maker...

December 10, 2019 07:14 PM

The Hubble Telescope takes incredible image of spiral galaxy

Tech -- Mashable - The galaxy, NGC 5468, has been home to 5 separate supernovae in the past 20 years.

December 10, 2019 07:07 PM

How to install Microsoft Outlook on a Chromebook as a PWA

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - One of the issues many adults face when choosing to try out a Chromebook is the integration - or lack thereof - with known...

December 10, 2019 06:29 PM

Don't Panic about AI

Scientific American -- Instead, focus on making artificial intelligence controllable and responsive to human needs

December 10, 2019 06:13 PM

Microsoft will shut down Wunderlist on May 6, 2020

Media -- The Next Web - It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally preparing to shut down Wunderlist. Over four years after the company purchased...

December 10, 2019 05:59 PM

December 09, 2019

GM Enters $2.3B JV To Further Production Of Electric Vehicles

Media -- PYMNTS.com - General Motors announced that it is partnering with Korea's LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles.

The...

December 09, 2019 05:59 PM

Upcoming Chromebook 'Dratini' spotted in Geekbench with monster specs on board

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you haven't already, prepare yourself to get a tad bit worn out hearing about 10th-gen Intel Chromebooks for the next few...

December 09, 2019 03:48 AM

Geekbench tips 10-th gen Intel Core i7 chipset for upcoming Hatch Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Chromebooks built on the Hatch baseboard will sport the full range of powerful 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake processors with...

December 09, 2019 03:47 AM

Ham College 59

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - General Amateur Radio Exam part 30. General questions pool updates 2...

December 09, 2019 03:46 AM

Samsung's cheapest phone with a quad camera setup just leaked

Tech -- BGR - There's a chance that we won't see any more Galaxy S-branded smartphones from Samsung until 2020, but at least one other phone from the...

December 09, 2019 03:41 AM

Creating Inclusion in the Workplace for People with Disabilities

Enterprise -- SAP - People with disabilities face distinct challenges when entering the workforce. According to the United Nations (UN), in developing countries,...

December 09, 2019 03:26 AM

Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping Guide 2019

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - Stuck for what to buy your friends and family this Christmas? Whether you're looking to introduce someone to Raspberry Pi...

December 09, 2019 03:22 AM

Real-life Hal-9000, CIMON-2, headed towards International Space Station

Media -- Fox - Tech - Despite the fact the original CIMON went rogue and stopped taking orders in 2018, a second robot with artificial intelligence, known...

December 09, 2019 03:19 AM

United Airlines' next CEO a 'details guy' who will have labor contracts and the 737 Max on his plate

Media -- CNBC - Business - United's president, Scott Kirby, will take the reins from CEO Oscar Munoz next spring and will face challenges like labor talks...

December 09, 2019 03:19 AM

The Chrome Cast 39: So many Chromebooks are coming in 2020

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - This week on The Chrome Cast, we're discussing the absolute tidal wave of Chromebooks coming our way in 2020. We fully expect...

December 09, 2019 03:05 AM

Apple's releasing a new iPhone in just a few months, and now we know what it's called

Tech -- BGR - Apple's upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone will likely be called the iPhone 9 and not the iPhone SE 2, according to a new report from Macotakara....

December 09, 2019 03:02 AM

Move over Slack - Space is a new project management platform for developers

Tech -- TechCrunch - While file sharing, time tracking, email integration, Gantt Charts, and budget management are usually some of the most requested...

December 09, 2019 03:01 AM

These bumbling thieves didn't realize a stolen Apple Watch would lead cops right to them

Tech -- BGR - If you're going to snatch somebody's Apple Watch, don't do what this pair of bumbling alleged thieves in California did and keep it stashed...

December 09, 2019 03:00 AM

The FCC just made it easy for carriers to lie to you about your 5G coverage

Tech -- BGR - Remember when AT&T dared to show 5G E indicators on phones even though said devices had no actual 5G components that could connect to 5G...

December 09, 2019 02:56 AM

New Alphabet Boss To Scrutinize High-Tech Ventures?

Media -- PYMNTS.com - It's not uncommon for new management at a company, upon taking the corner office, to take a look at what he or she has been left.

And...

December 09, 2019 02:52 AM

December 08, 2019

Here's How to See Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone Battery

Life -- Reader's Digest - There are a lot of different reasons your phone battery seems to constantly be below 20%. Your phone's brightness could be...

December 08, 2019 08:23 AM

Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests

Infosec -- Krebs on Security - KrebsOnSecurity ran a story this week that puzzled over Apple's response to inquiries about a potential privacy leak in its...

December 08, 2019 08:16 AM

Getting To Orbit And The Rocket Equation

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The Apollo 12 mission recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Launching on November 14, 1969 and returning on...

December 08, 2019 05:40 AM

10 thrilling tech jobs to watch in 2020

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - The number of tech roles available in Ireland continues to outstrip the number of skilled professionals here, and this talent...

December 08, 2019 04:25 AM

Top Raspberry Pi alternatives for 2020

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - What are the best Raspberry Pi alternatives to kick off projects in 2020? Here's my list.

December 08, 2019 04:19 AM

Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Step Down as Execs of Parent Company Alphabet

Media -- Time - Business - The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable...

December 08, 2019 03:46 AM

Chrome OS prepares to embrace USB 4.0

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - As Chrome OS continues to mature in nearly every area, it now appears that Chromium developers are getting ahead of the curve...

December 08, 2019 01:51 AM

Chatbots: A recruiter's best friend or a looming rival?

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - Advances in technology are rapidly reshaping our ways of working, with new ways to do our jobs, communicate and get paid....

December 08, 2019 12:57 AM

December 07, 2019

IoT Actuators and Sensors

Distribution -- Bench Talk for Design Engineers - The Internet of Things (IoT) brings the value of information technologies to the physical world. Through...

December 07, 2019 09:39 PM

Merkle Expands Digital Intelligence Practice, Adds 2,500 Data Scientists to Become One of the World's Largest Analytics Agencies

Business Wire -- Merkle (www.merkleinc.com), a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, now represents one of the largest analytics...

December 07, 2019 02:25 AM

Sundar Pichai to take on Alphabet CEO role as Larry Page steps down

Tech -- BGR - In 2015, Google shook things up a bit when it re-branded itself as Alphabet and implemented a new corporate structure wherein Sundar Pichai...

December 07, 2019 02:19 AM

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865 and 765 Chips With 5G Modems

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Qualcomm just announced its next-generation flagship systems-on-a-chip (SoC) and has made good on its promise to offer a chip with...

December 07, 2019 02:18 AM

Google responds quickly with a fix for an irritating Pixelbook Go issue

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Just a few days ago, we reported on a widespread issue affecting countless Pixelbook Go users. The reported problem we've...

December 07, 2019 12:47 AM