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EU slaps extra sanctions on Russian spy chief and APT28 malware dev over 2015 Bundestag hack

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:20
Better late than never, eh

The European Union has imposed sanctions on a Russian military malware developer and the commander of Russia’s MI6 equivalent, a mere five years after the two targeted Germany's parliament with a cyberattack.…

Google Pixel 4A subscription program lets you pay $216 for a $349 phone - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:05
Paying over two years gets you $133 off.

Best electric kettles to buy in 2020 - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:58
Want hot water fast? One of these kettles will do the trick.

2020 Toyota Highlander recalled for possible airbag issue - Roadshow

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:46
A piece of interior trim could interfere with the airbag as it deploys, which increases the chance of injury.

Disney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's streaming app - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:28
Disney Plus streams almost everything Disney makes, and its breakout hit original The Mandalorian returns next week. Here's everything to know.

Ubuntu 20.10 goes full Raspberry Pi, from desktop to micro clouds: Full fat desktop on a Pi is usable

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:15
But company also has its eye on Kubernetes at the edge

Ubuntu 20.10 is out, with Canonical highlighting its Raspberry Pi support, including not only desktop support but also micro clouds based on MicroK8s, the company's lightweight Kubernetes distribution.…

Peacock: Everything about NBCUniversal's semi-free streaming app - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:12
Streaming app Peacock has free movies and TV shows, and it unlocks more -- like originals and Premier League matches -- if you pay. It's on Roku now (but still not Amazon Fire TV).

The best Android phone to buy for 2020 - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:04
Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best Android phones you can get right now.

A powerful Blendtec blender is more than half off right now - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:35
On sale at Best Buy, it's $110 more on Amazon.

Get the OnePlus Buds, a true AirPods alternative, for $59 (save $20) - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:32
Prefer rigid plastic to in-ear buds? OnePlus may have your answer, and for the lowest price ever. Plus: This super-popular countertop ice maker is just $99.

Production Fisker Ocean set for LA Auto Show reveal next May - Roadshow

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:27
Hopefully, we actually get an LA Auto Show...

Frozen short revealing Olaf's full origin hits Disney Plus - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:21
You know you want to build a snowman.

Finding remote working a bit of a grind? Microsoft staffers feel your pain

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:20
Gloomy workers unlikely to moan about open plan again as office reopening slides to July 2021

Remote working is the gift that keeps on giving, as Microsoft's workforce reacted glumly to the Windows giant's plan to push back the reopening of its US offices.…

Ford Bronco Wildland is the coolest fire truck ever - Roadshow

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:13
This thing is so awesome.

New Windows 10 build fixes lots of bugs - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:09
Windows 10 build 20H2 Build 19042.608, now in beta, also brings Meet Now to your taskbar for easier video call access.

Care by Volvo shifts to let subscribers swap cars after just 4 months - Roadshow

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 08:02
New car smell, all year round. Previously, you needed to keep your car for a full year, but that stipulation is out.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC expands Galar region with winter wonderland - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:42
The Nintendo Switch game's second expansion introduces Pokemon like Galarian Slowking and lets you explore a snowy new area.

NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app is leaving some unable to access government self-isolation grants

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:25
'That button is there on the app' says minister. How many times have you heard a client make wild claims about functionality?

The NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales* has a major flaw. Yes, another one. People told to self-isolate by the app are unable to access a code required to claim a £500 financial support grant.…

Got a problem with trust in AI? Just add blockchain, Forrester urges. Then bust out the holographic meetings. Welcome to the future

The Register - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 06:30
It takes 'grit' to send in a holograph to meetings instead of struggling with mute buttons yourself...

Forrester has offered its contribution to the pantheon of failed predictions gathering smart-dust in the broom cupboard of IT history with its assertion that blockchain is coming to polish up AI's tarnished image.…

New movie Clouds shows social media's power to amplify hope and inspiration - CNET

CNet - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 06:30
Director Justin Baldoni tells how the moving story of Zach Sobiech went viral, and how it's happening again in 2020.

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