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Russian hacker pleads guilty for get-rich-quick botnet - CNET

A Russian hacker pleaded guilty to creating a global botnet to make millions. Moment Editorial/Getty Images A Russian hacker has pleaded guilty to installing malware on ten of thousands of computer servers in order to generate millions in fraudulent payments, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday.Maxim Senakh, 41, admitted to installing E......
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UK police catch mobile-phone-using motorists by sitting atop double-decker buses - Roadshow

UK police are cracking down on law-flouting motorists from iconic heights. Radio-equipped officers are setting up shop on the upper floors of double-decker buses to peer into the cars of passing motorists to see if they're using their handheld phones or failing to wear seatbelts. The buses' superior vantage points and mobile nature are proving to be particularly effective tools. A weekend operation in Plymouth, Devon, caught over 130 motor......
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The first official 'Justice League' trailer, shot by shot - CNET

VIDEO iPhone 8: Everything we know so far This is all the iPhone 8 reports and rumors in one place. From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here. ......
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Health care vote canceled, and Twitter dishes sick burns - CNET

The battle over health care in America isn't over, but on Friday, the planned vote on the Republicans' new plan got called off after it became apparent there were not enough votes to pass it.The decision gave Twitter users a fever -- and the only cure was to make all kinds of jokes. And more than a few social media users were also "Hamilton" fans quick to point out some fitting lyrics from that hit musical. ......
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Gambling site seeks 'Head of Trump betting' - CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Would the president consider suggesting to one of his own staff that they should apply? Mark Wilson, Getty Images "Ability to detect fake news."That's just one of the necessary characteristics for a job opportunity that will surely entice thousands o......
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Volkswagen to bring compact T-Roc to US dealerships in 2019 - Roadshow

Compact crossovers are hot right now, and since the Tiguan recently gained a third row, Volkswagen has a money-printing gap in its lineup. Enter the T-Roc!Volkswagen will launch a production variant of the T-Roc concept in the US in 2019, Automotive News reports, citing a conversation with VW brand chief Herbert Diess last week during VW's annual press conference. This was, allegedly, a very recent decision.This diminutive guy will enter th......
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Chuck Berry dies, Twitter cries 'Hail, hail rock 'n' roll' - CNET

Getty Images Rock 'n' roll died today, and Twitter let loose with a chorus of tributes. The social network filled up with eulogies pegged to the passing of a certain duckwalking guitar player, of whom John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." The 90-year-old......
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Nintendo Switch: Tips, games, problems and everything else you need to know - CNET

What is the Nintendo Switch? It's Nintendo's new Wii and Game Boy merged into one -- a handheld game system that transforms into a TV game console when you slide it into a dock. Or into a touchscreen tablet, complete with kickstand, when you snap its nifty wireless controllers off! It costs $300, £280 or AU$470. Assuming you can find one. That's what the ad says. Real talk: is it console or handheld? (updated 3/10) Both! Ser......
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UrbanX's Electric Wheel powers up your normal bike - CNET

Instead of spending a whole chunk of change on a new electric bike, why not convert your current boring non-powered one for cheap? That's the premise behind UrbanX's Electric Wheel, which is currently on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Retailing at $299 (£245, AU$390) for either a throttle or pedal assist version, the electric wheel replaces your front wheel to turn your ordinary pedal machine into a 15 mph beast. Hoverboards, e-scoot......
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Tech workers protest Trump policies in Silicon Valley rally - CNET

A protester holds a "Silicon Valley Powered by Diversity" sign, one of dozens that could be seen during the Tech Stands Up rally against President Donald Trump in Palo Alto, California. James Martin/CNET Tech companies need to do more than pay lip service if they want to maintain their core values of inclusion, transparency and innovation u......
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Intel snaps up self-driving tech company Mobileye in $15B deal - Roadshow

Intel knows how to start a week -- with a high-profile acquisition in a booming segment of the tech industry. The world's largest chipmaker on Monday announced it agreed to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company that develops technology for self-driving cars. Mobileye provides driver-assisted technologies for 27 automakers, including BMW, Ford, Volvo, Audi and Nissan. The acquisition is worth $63.54 per share, or about $15 billion total. Int......
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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 pr......
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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......
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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, t......
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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 Asah......
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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 launc......
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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 em......
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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 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 CoindDe......
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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......
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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 c......
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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......
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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 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......
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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 th......
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