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Ever wondered what exactly is going on in those containers? OpenTelemetry edges toward GA, emits tracing specification release candidate

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:55
Open source observability for debugging and tracing

The OpenTelemetry community has taken another step toward General Availability with the first release candidate of the tracing specification.…

PS5 and Xbox Series X backward compatibility: Everything we know so far - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:30
Sony and Microsoft will both let you play old games on their next-gen consoles, here's what we know about the limitations of those features and how we'll transfer saves.

COVID-struck holiday rentals firm Airbnb shacks up with ex Apple design honcho Jony Ive in multi-year deal

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:13
No, he's not dragging his cool vintage steamer-style suitcase onto an IKEA armchair in a host villa ... it's a 'special' design relationship

Jony Ive’s design firm LoveFrom has inked a deal with the app-that-takes-a-cut-of-users'-holiday-rentals Airbnb in a multi-year “special relationship,” the short-term gig economy rental platform said today.…

Tesla Full-Self Driving beta lands, but it's about to get more expensive - Roadshow

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:02
The FSD beta will roll out to more Tesla owners as early as this weekend, according to CEO Elon Musk, and a price bump's coming.

Corsair HS75 XB wireless headset gains Xbox imprimatur - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:00
This licensed headset isn't specifically built for the Xbox Series X or S, but timing is everything.

Google adds price tracking, curbside availability for holiday shopping - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:00
Black Friday deals are already available at many online retailers, and Google is adding tools to help compare and track prices across sites.

Rambo's intense Fatality revealed in Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 07:00
Sylvester Stallone returns to the role on Nov. 17, with a finisher inspired by a moment from 2008's Rambo.

Today's tech giants won't be as naive as I was in DoJ dealings, says former Microsoft chief Bill Gates

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:53
'I didn’t realise that our success would lead to government attention'

Microsoft co-founder and long-serving ex-CEO Bill Gates has admitted naivety in his dealings with Washington around the software giant’s fabled antitrust case with the US Department of Justice (DoJ).…

The best compression socks to wear while working from home - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:45
Be gone, swollen ankles.

AT&T's wireless business thrives amid pandemic - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:32
The company added a total of 645,000 of monthly wireless subscribers, blowing away competitor Verizon.

What Google's battle with the Justice Department means for consumers - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
Antitrust cases typically take years, but the landmark suit could have an impact on what you see on your phone.

Online voting, called too risky by security experts, opens up to more voters - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
The systems are designed to enfranchise more voters, but they're vulnerable to hackers, who could tamper with votes.

iPhone 12 launch shouldn't be a COVID-19 superspreader event. Skip the stores - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
Commentary: Waiting in the usual hyped-up Apple store line isn't worth the risk of getting the coronavirus.

Electric power is the future, even for garbage trucks - Roadshow

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
The Mack LR Electric garbage truck should be way quieter and far cleaner than its diesel-burning competition.

Best smart plugs of 2020: Solutions for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Siri - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
Bringing devices online is easier than ever, and these smart plugs connect everyday items with any voice assistant.

8 generators to keep the lights on - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
When the power goes out, these generators kick into gear to keep things up and running.

HBO Max drew 8.6 million new accounts in July through September - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
AT&T's latest figures for the newer, bigger streaming service from HBO suggest roughly 12 million people have activated the service so far.

Finding a pet during COVID-19 requires time, patience and even Zoom - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:00
Social distancing measures and stiffer competition are forcing prospective pet owners to use Zoom and social media to find and meet new furry friends.

Samsung to introduce automatic call blocking on Android 11-capable flagships

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:44
Yeah I've heard you were in a car accident that wasn't your fault. Is that right? *Click*

Samsung phones will soon come with automatic spam call blocking. The feature, which is part of Samsung Smart Call, will debut on the Galaxy Note20 and will roll out to all new devices released after 2020.…

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max: Which one should you buy? - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:00
Do you really need an iPhone 12 "Pro" model or is the regular iPhone 12 enough?

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