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AMD roadmap confirms Vega for June, Ryzen Threadripper this summer - CNET

The first Vega-based Radeon card, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, will be available in late June. But probably not for you. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET I'll spare you the presentation about datacenter technology (though its EPYC server architecture sounds pretty impressive), but AMD's financial analyst conference revealed availability news about several forthcoming products that you probably should care about. Rumors about Vega , AMD's...
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Elon Musk's tunnel transit video is mesmerizing, may make you sick - CNET

Elon Musk is very serious about getting down to boring. Late last year the Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced he was creating a new venture, The Boring Company , to start digging traffic-tackling tunnels under Los Angeles. Last month he showed off a concept video explaining how it could work, and on Friday he shared another video showing a test of an actual high-speed sled moving through a tunnel. Before you click play below, be advised there a...
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Get a Parrot Bebop quadcopter and SkyController for $223.99 - CNET

CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones , gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page . And find more great buys on the CNET Deals page . Hey, here's a quick follow-up regarding last week's Samsung Gear Fit 2 deal . I bought one, it arrived quickly, and I tested it a bit over the weekend. Love the screen, love the huge assortment of watch faces (seriously, Apple, your ...
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Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) - CNET

Google Chrome wants to help you block annoying ads (The 3:59, Ep. 214) - CNET Original link
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All of the iPhone 8's rumored features brought to life in beautiful concept designs - CNET

Samsung Galaxy S8's major makeover This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant. Original link
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Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85 - CNET

Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson's disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times . While many people played a role in building the internet, few made as many contributions as Taylor. As a re...
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Russia shows off robotic gunslinger - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. This one's clearly a defector. Oli Scarff/Getty Images As the promise of warfare wafts across the world, it's worth focusing on the future and whether the world has one. Conveniently, one of the countries that currently seems a touch bellicose, Russia, has unveiled a robot that seems very battle-ready. On Friday, the country's deputy prime minister...
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CNET giveaway: 'The Fate of the Furious' schwag - CNET

Start your engines and get ready to win* some " The Fate of the Furious " schwag! We interviewed Ludacris , who plays Tej Parker in the new "Fast & Furious" movie, for the 2017 spring issue of CNET Magazine, and decided to join forces with Universal Pictures to giveaway some great schwag to our readership. The winners will be able to take home the following prizes: Grand prize: We will be awarding two grand prizes that consist of one ba...
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Eerie images of abandoned aircraft - CNET

Samsung Galaxy S8's major makeover This year's flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant. Original link
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Help! My family plan's gotten out of control - CNET

The wireless wars are heating up, which means great deals for consumers. And the best deals by far go to the folks on big family plans. Verizon made headlines last month when it announced a new unlimited data plan. Then T-Mobile revised its unlimited plan to match Verizon. Sprint followed with its own promotion. Finally, AT&T announced updates to its unlimited plan . These new offerings promise consumers a lot more value at competitive ...
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'Buffy' alum Clare Kramer on her Glory days, and Whedon's best advice - CNET

Clare Kramer's character Glorificus was more than just a typical slayer enemy, she was a force to be reckoned with. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET It's not easy being a goddess trying to get back to your beloved hell dimension, especially when a pesky vampire slayer like Buffy gets in the way. Actor Clare Kramer's character Glorificus on the " Buffy the Vampire Slayer " TV series was more than just a villain. Glory was also a powerf...
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AT&T vs. Verizon vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint: How to save and get the cheapest phone plan - CNET

You know exactly what new smartphone you want to buy , but choosing a phone plan is not as straightforward. Which plan is the most affordable? How much are extra lines? Should I get a prepaid plan or a postpaid plan? We are here to help with answers to those questions and more. Which carrier has the cheapest plans? All of the carriers offer unlimited talk and texting, so your decision will likely come down to the cost of data. Unfortunately...
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Gaijin rejoice: AR app translates Japanese menus to English - CNET

NTT Docomo Going to a new country is fun, but trying to make sense of foreign menus isn't so great. Fret not, gaijin in Japan: Carrier NTT Docomo wants to help all of those visiting The Land of the Rising Sun. The company's Food Menu Translation AR app, though not conveniently named, uses your phone's camera to scan menus and conveniently translates written Japanese to English, reports the Asahi Shimbun . It's like Pokemon Go, but instead o...
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Violence on Facebook Live presents censorship dilemma - CNET

Video live-streamed on Facebook in June showed the action that precedes a shooting, as well as the aftermath. TJ Williams/Facebook Facebook Live gives people an easy way to broadcast live video, but it has also reportedly given Facebook a real live headache: how to decide when to censor video depicting violent acts. In the year since its launch, the feature has been used to broadcast at least 50 acts of violence, according to the Wall Stree...
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SNL mocks Trump's 'tapping' tweets, turns Sessions into Gump - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. And here we go again. SNL/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET It was another Saturday night. Which, for "Saturday Night Live," meant another chance to giggle and splutter at the government and all who sail in it. After President Donald Trump emitted tweets accusing, without evidence, former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones, ...
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Nintendo Switch: All the games you'll get at launch (and beyond) - CNET

Want to see the future of car technology? Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Original link Original author: Michelle Starr
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One bitcoin now worth more than an ounce of gold - CNET

Bitcoin. Better than gold? Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images A single unit of Bitcoin, the volatile digital currency that most people have never actually used, hit an all-time high Thursday, making it more valuable than an ounce of gold. The exchange price for a one bitcoin rose $33.36 to $1,263.72, an increase of 2.7 percent, according to CoindDesk's bitcoin price index . Meanwhile, an ounce of gold was trading up $1.70 to $1,233.30. Since the...
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Moto Z, this is your mission: Make Motorola relevant again - CNET

Moto Mods give your Moto Z new capabilities. They also mean not having to buy a whole new phone to take advantage of new technology or features like wireless charging. Sarah Tew/CNET The Motorola identity crisis is over. Last year was a confusing time for the business. First, there was the plan to phase out the Motorola name in favor of "Moto by Lenovo," its Chinese parent. Then there was the question of how the Lenovo brand would co-exist ...
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Alibaba wants Chinese government to help curb counterfeiting - CNET

Alibaba Group Alibaba has long been accused of housing counterfeiters, leading to its eBay-like Taobao platform regularly being blacklisted by the US. But the company sees itself as a victim, too, and wants help from the government. The e-commerce giant made a public appeal at a Monday press conference, later published on its news website , calling for the Chinese government to "impose tougher criminal sanctions" on counterfeiters. In the a...
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Kingston Data Traveler GT 2GB gets its price, and it's steep - CNET

The full package. Kingston Kingston announced the highest-capacity thumb drive to date at CES 2017 , and as a portable storage hog I've been counting the days until the company announced pricing. It's available now via Kingston's site , and the list price is down as $2,273, more than $1,000 per terabyte. Ouch. However, it's listed with a "promo" price of $1,625 (28 percent off!), which I think is probably the real price. Still expensive, bu...
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Apple's 'iPhone' 8 looks to bring a bigger redesigned battery (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 73) - CNET

Want iPhone 7 Plus battery life on the standard iPhone? Apple's working on it. Original link Original author: Brian Tong
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Uber, Fitbit, OKCupid information exposed by wide-reaching flaw - CNET

The login page for OKCupid.com. Web traffic sent over this website and more than 3,000 others was exposed due to a flaw in tool provided by cybersecurity company Cloudflare. Screenshot by CNET Usernames and passwords leaked onto the open internet earlier this month due to a security bug that affected 3,400 websites, including popular services like Uber, Fitbit and OKCupid, according to a disclosure Thursday by cybersecurity company Cloudfla...
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7 Earth-like planets could be best bet to find alien life - CNET

This artist's impression displays Trappist-1 and its planets reflected in a surface. The potential for water on each of the worlds is also represented by the frost, water pools and steam surrounding the scene. NASA/R. Hurt/T. Pyle A nearby, relatively dim little star nobody even noticed until about 20 years ago might be playing host to the most intriguing planetary party yet seen. On Wednesday, astronomers announced that the star, Trappist-...
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Google and Microsoft kick pirate websites off the front page - CNET

Screenshot by Luke Lancaster/CNET Both Google and Microsoft have entered into an agreement this Monday with the British government that would see their respective search engines make piracy websites harder to find for UK users. The new voluntary code, negotiated by rights holders and search engines, demotes websites like the Pirate Bay that have been repeatedly flagged for copyright infringement. These sites will drop off the first page of ...
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​Amazon lowers minimum for free shipping to $35 - CNET

Now you only have to spend $35 at Amazon to get free two-day shipping. CNET Retail giant Amazon apparently doesn't want Walmart to offer a better deal on shipping. Without promotion, Amazon has lowered the minimum required for free two-day US shipping from $49 to $35 , something The Verge noticed this weekend and reported on Sunday . That threshold applies to shoppers who are not Prime members, and the minimum for free shipping on books rem...
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