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Monday deals: Beats alternatives for under $40, deep discounts on PS4 games and more - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:31
The MacBook Air is still at its Prime Day price, too.

UK test and trace data can be handed to police, reveals memorandum

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:29
Oh great. 'Police involvement' could deter testing, says doctors' union

As if things were not going badly enough for the UK's COVID-19 test and trace service, it now seems police will be able to access some test data, prompting fear that the disclosure could deter people who should have tests from coming forward.…

iPhone 12 preorders reportedly more than 2x greater than iPhone 11 - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:10
Plenty of people seem interested in Apple's newest iPhones.

Save 50% on a multipurpose air fryer oven that can do it all - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:07
It's $100 off today only at Best Buy.

Torture a Game of Thrones star in real time in new rum-flavored game - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:56
GoT star Iwan Rheon -- better known as the despicable Ramsay Bolton -- is yours to command in an online experience from Kraken rum.

Use this pressure washer to wipe your slate clean for just $120 - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:50
Save 67% on a high-flow-rate, high-pressure portable pressure washer for your fall cleaning projects.

First, Patch Tuesday. Now, Oh Hell, Monday: Microsoft emits bonus fixes for Visual Studio, Windows 10 security bugs

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:43
Plus: A warning to SharePoint operators

In brief  Just days after issuing fixes for scores of bugs in its products for this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has issued two more patches for security holes that can be exploited by maliciously crafted files to run malware on victims' computers.…

2020 Ford Escape, Transit Connect recalled for tire pressure, engine issues - Roadshow

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:40
Thankfully, the recalls don't affect a massive number of cars.

Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 EVs will start shipping abroad this month - Roadshow

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:36
A handful of European countries will start to receive Model 3 sedans built in China, rather than in the US.

Fauci warns against thinking coronavirus pandemic is nearly over - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:26
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases also wasn't surprised President Trump got COVID.

2020 hasn't been all bad - a new Raspberry Pi Compute Module is here

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:01
Farewell to the old form factor, hello to extra HDMI and speedier silicon

The Raspberry Pi team has stuck with tradition by following its Pi 4 a year or so later with the Compute Module 4. Those expecting another DDR2 SODIMM sized board are, however, in for a shock.…

Peak Design's magnet-based phone case aims at cyclists, drivers, photographers - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:00
The magnetic system will let you quickly mount or unmount your phone when you don't have time to fumble around.

AMD scores 200,000 cores worth of secret silicon at new Australian supercomputer

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 07:15
Chips will power $34m machine doing Square Kilometre Array work and more

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has bet on unannounced AMD EPYC silicon to power a new 50-petaFLOP supercomputer.…

Atlassian pulls the plug on server licences, drags customers to the cloud

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:45
Pricey Data Center editions remain but customers complain that 'this is insane'

Atlassian is ending server licence sales and requiring customers to migrate either to its cloud services or to expensive Data Center editions.…

The exodus continues: Less than half of contractors expect to stick with their employment set-up after IR35

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:00
Tax doesn't have to be taxing, except when it does

A survey of independent contractors shows only 45 per cent plan to stay with their chosen mode of employment after the introduction of the IR35 tax legislation in the UK private sector come April 2021.…

After a disaster, Wi-Fi is a lifeline - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:00
New technology like instant Wi-Fi networks and body monitoring sensors are helping first responders in the field save lives.

Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Fitbit Sense: Health, fitness and smartwatch features compared - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 06:00
We compare the flagship Apple and Fitbit smartwatches to help you decide between the two.

NASA is launching a 4G phone network on the moon - CNET

CNet - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 05:41
Nokia's lunar LTE network will allow astronauts to make calls, stream data and remote control robots.

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch's US extradition hearing will be in February 2021

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 05:16
Criminal court sets trial date as High Court continues pondering civil suit judgment

Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch will fight the US government's attempt to extradite him over HP's $11bn purchase of Autonomy Corporation in February next year.…

Will there be no end to govt attempts to break encryption? Hand over your data or the kiddies get it, threaten Five Eyes spies

The Register - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 04:30
The Great Unicorn Prayer of security services: Stay secure, but - ya know - give us backdoors

In a move as predictable as it is wearisome, a bunch of government security agencies have got together and demanded we let them have our data. This latest spooky manifestation is a collection of the Five Eyes - the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - and for some reason Japan and India. Let’s call this coalition of the chilling, JIANUSCUK.…

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