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Google sister company puts glucose-sensing contact lenses on hold - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:46pm
Google parent Alphabet's life sciences unit, Verily, will instead focus on two other smart lens projects.

Castlevania's Adi Shankar developing new Devil May Cry Series - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:40pm
Devil May Cry will join Castlevania in "the bootleg multiverse.”

CNET Asks: Which holiday deals day is your favorite? - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:30pm
Deals season is here! Do you bear the cold weather for Black Friday or shop from the computer on Cyber Monday? Let us know how you shop.

Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptops, PCs, Chromebooks, tablets, monitors and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:17pm
Costco's killer Surface Pro bundle -- the newest model, a Surface Pen and Type Cover for $800 -- starts Nov. 16.

Black Friday 2018 spotlight: Best deals on Microsoft Surface products - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:16pm
Starting today, Costco serves up a knockout Surface Pro 6 bundle for $800.

Google Is Closing Its Schaft Robotics Unit

Slashdot - November 16, 2018 - 10:15pm
Categories: Geek, Opinion

Verizon now lets you add multiple phone numbers to a single device - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 10:12pm
You can hold up to four numbers on a single phone for $15 per additional line.

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 10:10pm

Psht, who needs 'em? (credit: Squirmelia)

Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past).

The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would not replace the existing Xbox One hardware, and it would instead represent "the lowest possible price for the Xbox One S console." Sams says that price could come in at $199 "or lower," a significant reduction from the system's current $299 starting price (but not as compelling compared to $199 deals for the Xbox One and PS4 planned for Black Friday this year). Buyers will also be able to add a subscription to the Xbox Games Pass program for as little as $1, according to Sams.

For players who already have games on disc, Sams says Microsoft will offer a "disc to digital" program in association with participating publishers. Players will be able to take their discs into participating retailers (including Microsoft Stores) and trade them in for a "digital entitlement" that can be applied to their Xbox Live account.

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Database leak exposes millions of two-factor codes and reset links sent by SMS

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 10:03pm

Enlarge / 2FA via SMS happens worldwide, all. (credit: Raimond Spekking)

Millions of SMS text messages—many containing one-time passcodes, password reset links, and plaintext passwords—were exposed in an Internet-accessible database that could be read or monitored by anyone who knew where to look, TechCrunch has reported.

The discovery comes after years of rebukes from security practitioners that text messages are a woefully unsuitable medium for transmitting two-factor authentication (2FA) data. Despite those rebukes, SMS-based 2FA continues to be offered by banks such as Bank of America, cellular carriers such as T-Mobile, and a host of other businesses.

The leaky database belonged to Voxox, a service that claims to process billions of calls and text messages monthly. TechCrunch said that Berlin-based researcher Sébastien Kaul used the Shodan search engine for publicly available devices and databases to find the messages. The database stored texts that were sent through a gateway Voxox provided to businesses that wanted an automated way to send data for password resets and other types of account management by SMS. The database provided a portal that showed two-factor codes and resent links being sent in near real-time, making it potentially possible for attackers who accessed the server to obtain data that would help them hijack other people’s accounts.

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Lamborghini SC18 one-off takes the Aventador to new heights - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 9:37pm
It's street-legal, but it's been engineered with the track in mind.

Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them – because it's Thomas Kurian

The Register - November 16, 2018 - 9:35pm
Ex-Oracle man gets top job as another experienced woman exec quits web ads titan

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has quit the online ads giant, and will be replaced by ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian.…

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

The Register - November 16, 2018 - 9:17pm
Telemetry data slurp broke the law, Dutch govt eggheads say

Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out the "large scale and covert" gathering of private data through its Office apps.…

Amazon's best Black Friday deals 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 9:16pm
Big-time discounts on basically everything Amazon makes, with some available now.

Senators probe Facebook's use of opposition research firm - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 9:13pm
Democratic senators want to know more about the social network's ties to Definers Public Affairs.

Live now: Watch CNET's Holiday Deals Guide live for great Black Friday bargains, buying advice and surprises - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 9:11pm
Join us today at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. Ask questions, learn how to save extra cash and maybe even win something.

Michael Douglas stars in new comedy series for Netflix - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 9:09pm
The Kominisky Method puts together Douglas and Alan Arkin in a new Chuck Lorre show.

The mid-range Google Pixel appears in pictures—complete with headphone jack

Ars Technica - November 16, 2018 - 9:00pm

Rozetked

Rumors of a cheaper mid-range smartphone from Google have been circulating for some time, but now it's looking like the first pictures of this mythical device have popped up online. The Russian site Rozetked—which leaked the Pixel 3 XL earlier this year—has pictures of a device codenamed "Sargo," which looks like a cheaper version of the Pixel 3.

The phone resembles a smaller Pixel 3, but there appear to be a lot of changes to bring the price down. The body is now plastic instead of glass. The 5.5-inch OLED display has been swapped out for an LCD with a 2220×1080 resolution. Instead of the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845, this device reportedly has a more modest Snapdragon 670. The baseline 64GB of storage has been downgraded to 32GB. It also looks like the bottom front-facing speaker has been cut, replaced by a bottom-firing speaker. It's unknown if the earpiece still functions as a second speaker for stereo sound.

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Black Friday 2018 deals: Nintendo Switch, 2DS and Labo - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 16, 2018 - 8:55pm
This year's Black Friday Nintendo Switch bundle will get net you Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for free.

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