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OpenStack: We've seen the future, and it's metal (and infrastructure, natch)

The Register - 4 hours 34 min ago
No need to learn Mandarin, we collaborate in English

OpenStack Summit The OpenStack Foundation took to the stage in Berlin this week to talk infrastructure because, heck, everyone loves infrastructure, right? Especially open infrastructure.…

New trailer for Disney’s live-action Dumbo captures magic of original

Ars Technica - 4 hours 40 min ago

Enlarge / Tears of a clown: Everyone's favorite misfit baby elephant with the big floppy ears is back. (credit: Disney)

When Disney first announced a live-action version of its 1941 animated classic, Dumbo, plenty of people were skeptical. The original was well-nigh perfect. Why mess with perfection? Reactions were decidedly more positive when the first teaser dropped earlier this year. Now there's a new trailer that should dispel any lingering doubts. The live-action Dumbo promises to be just as magically transporting as the original.

In the 1941 film, the newborn Dumbo becomes the butt of jokes because of his enormous ears. When some boys taunt him, his enraged mother loses her temper and attacks them. She is declared mad and locked in a cage, leaving Dumbo alone. Too clumsy to be featured in the circus elephant act, he is made into a clown instead. Dumbo's only friend in this miserable existence is a mouse named Timothy, who discovers Dumbo can fly and stages an elaborate stunt at a circus performance one night to prove it. Dumbo becomes the star of the circus and is reunited with his mother.

Director Tim Burton's version appears to follow the same general outline, with a few updates. Here, Dumbo is befriended by two young children, whose father has been hired by the circus to care for the baby elephant. Dumbo's flying ability draws the attention of an evil entrepreneur (played by Michael Keaton), who buys out the circus, the better to exploit its star attraction. The circus moves to Dreamland, a place somewhat reminiscent of Disneyland. This being a Disney film, it's safe to assume that Dumbo and his friends triumph over those who would exploit them for profit, and live happily ever after.

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Facebook Messenger's delete option kicks in - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 44 min ago
It's officially known as Remove.

SpaceX seeks to tie its record for most launches in a year on Thursday

Ars Technica - 4 hours 51 min ago

Enlarge / A Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket launches the Telstar 19 mission in July. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann)

In 2017, SpaceX finally answered critics of the company who said it had not delivered on the promise of a high flight rate for its low-cost launch program.

Prior to last year, the critics were not wrong—SpaceX had never successfully launched more than eight rockets in any given year. Finally, in 2017, it attempted 18 launches, and all made it safely into space. The SpaceX steamroller had arrived.

This year the company has had a lot on its plate. It flew the large Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time in February. It introduced a brand-new, potentially highly reusable variant of the Falcon 9 rocket in May. And all throughout the year, the company's engineers have been scrambling to finalize development of the Dragon spacecraft to meet NASA's needs to get its astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: Roku, OLED TVs, Sonos, HomePod and Google - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 58 min ago
The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.

GameStop's Black Friday deals on Xbox One and PS4 start Sunday, Nov. 18 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 58 min ago
The best thing about the GameStop deals is that they start early.

The Sphero Special Edition Battle Worn BB-8 and Force Band are just $40 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 59 min ago
The adorable little 'bot used to sell for $130 all by itself.

Open mind, wide open throttle: We go to our first NASCAR race

Ars Technica - 5 hours 1 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty)

RICHMOND, Va.—Earlier this year, I took a long-overdue look at NASCAR. That deep dive into the technology busted stereotypes and preconceptions, but it really was only part of the NASCAR puzzle. In fact, I'd go so far as to say I ignored perhaps the most important aspect of the nation's most popular motorsport. This only really sank in a few weeks ago after I, at long last, went to Richmond Raceway to witness my first NASCAR race. Because the key to understanding NASCAR—at least to this observer—is simple: it's all about the spectacle.

This Sunday is the title-decider at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. After 267 laps—400.5 miles if you're reading this in America, 644.5 km if you aren't—the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (to give it its full name) will have a winner. The championship is now a four-way fight among Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Joey Logano (Team Penske), and Martin Truex Jr. (Furniture Row Racing). NASCAR has moved to a playoff structure of late to ensure the championship goes down to the wire. So each of the four drivers enters the weekend with an equal shot: whoever finishes highest in the running order will be crowned champion. (What happens in the event of crashes and so on is explored by Alanis King here in much better depth than I could hope to provide.)

Martin Truex Jr. leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 22, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. (credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Focusing just on the technology was an omission, but it was no error. I purposefully chose my off-season visit to North Carolina at the beginning of this year as my introduction to NASCAR. Ars is about technology, after all; visiting the sport at home, when things are quiet, meant we could focus on the technology without everything else that comes with being at a race weekend. Less danger of cultural tourism, too.

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Black Friday TV deals 2018: The best and the cheapest - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 3 min ago
The lowest TV prices of the year start now. Here are our favorite deals so far.

Zuckerberg reportedly told Facebook execs to use Android, not Apple, phones - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 4 min ago
The move allegedly happened after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the social media company.

Facebook accused of dark PR tactics

BBC Technology News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Facebook is embroiled in a new controversy over the tactics it used to discredit its critics.

Meet the people hacking their bodies for better sex - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 19 min ago
For a small, bold subset of "grinders," the next sexual revolution may come from supercharging the body, cyborg-style.

Mi 8 Pro: Xiaomi early buyers wait for modern firmware

The Register - 5 hours 35 min ago
Xiaomi your underpants: When will the UK market get its branded undies?

Prospective phone buyers may want to wait before plumping for a new Xiaomi. The newcomer’s flagship ships with MUIU 9 firmware, which is stuck on 2017’s Android Oreo.…

Get a one-year unlimited Red Pocket Mobile plan for $209 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 40 min ago
It's 10 Days of Deals, Day 9, and we're feeling fine with this exclusive one-day-only discount. Find out why this prepaid phone plan beats Mint Mobile's.

Facebook leaders ignored warnings, deflected blame as scandals mounted, report says - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 48 min ago
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg "stumbled" as they grappled with a growing number of scandals, according to The New York Times.

Emerson Sensi Touch review: Sensi's smart touchscreen thermostat is oh so easy to use - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 5 hours 53 min ago
Emerson's touchscreen Sensi smart thermostat is easy to adjust and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri.

The best smart thermostats out there today - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 53 min ago
In search of a smart thermostat? Here are our favorites.

Hot tech toys for 2018 include robots... that poo? - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 53 min ago
You may find some surprises with this year’s popular tech toys for kids.

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