The technology giant will close its Schaft robotics division after failing to find a buyer.
A security analysis firm called Gemini Advisory recently posted a report saying that credit card fraud is actually on the rise in the US. That's surprising, because the US is three years out from a big chip-based card rollout. Chip-based cards were supposed to limit card fraud in the US, which was out of control compared to similar fraud in countries that already used EMV (the name of the chip card standard).
Chip cards work by creating a unique code for each transaction, and (ideally) require a customer to enter a PIN to verify that they want to make the purchase. This doesn't make it impossible to steal information from chip-based cards, but it does make it much harder to reuse a stolen card. By contrast, using a magnetic stripe to swipe a card simply offers all the relevant information to the merchant's card reader, which is much easier for a bad actor to steal.
Gemini Advisory now says that 60 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in the US in the past 12 months, and most of those were chip-based cards.
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
Facebook has cut ties with a conservative public relations group called Definers hours after a Wednesday New York Times story revealed that the group had circulated a document linking some of Facebook's left-wing critics to liberal billionaire George Soros.
According to the Times, Facebook initially hired Definers to help the tech company monitor media coverage of the company. But in October 2017, Definers started to play an active role in defending Facebook.
"A conservative website called NTK Network began publishing stories defending Facebook and criticizing Facebook rivals like Google," the Times reports. "NTK is an affiliate of Definers."
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Amazon Black Friday deal blowout: More Xbox discounts, Amazon device sales and Whole Foods turkeys, too - CNET
Amazon is revving up the discounts for Thanksgiving week.
It isn't on sale until Thanksgiving, but Amazon donates $10 to the Global Fund's effort to fight AIDS for each one sold.
And just in time for Black Friday: Get up to $180 in games for free when you buy select AMD graphics cards.
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Costco's killer deal -- $300 off a Surface Pro 5 (Core i7 CPU), Surface Pen and Type Cover -- ends today.
Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Bargains on Echo Dot, Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod and more - CNET
'Tis the season for discounted smart home gadgets, and we're keeping a running list of the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's and more. Check back for regular updates.
Forward collision warning helps, too, but not as much as a system that actually applies the brakes.
Forget Black Friday: QVC is offering two Amazon Echo smart speakers for just $100, which is the best price we've ever seen.
Black Friday 2018 Walmart deals start in 6 days: $199 PS4 and Xbox One bundles, $59 Instant Pot, $99 Google Home Hub and more - CNET
Walmart comes out swinging for Black Friday -- and the sale prices start Wed., Nov. 21.
The Pixel 3 XL screens calls, has wireless charging and delivers the same camera experience as the Pixel 3 -- all on a bigger display.
Steve McQueen's heist thriller is masterfully assured and layered, but packs in too much at too slow a pace.
These Amazon gadget sales go live starting on Thanksgiving Day -- but you can score them as early as Nov. 18 by asking Alexa.
This year's Nintendo Switch bundle will get net you Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for free.
Now go away, we’re saving the world
Analysis Google’s DeepMind operation insists UK patients have nothing to worry about now that Google has absorbed the subsidiary - but lawyers and privacy campaigners have raised doubts.…