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Intel’s New Core i5-8250U is a Huge Upgrade Over Older 7th Generation CPUs
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:37:52 +0000 -

Intel's new Core i5-8250U is a huge improvement over the dual core CPUs Intel has been selling for the past few years.

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Flowing Water Observed on Mars Might Just Be More Sand
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:15:04 +0000 - rsl

The flowing water on Martian slopes might just be sand, based on a new analysis of data from orbit.

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Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:07 +0000 - 8th Gen Intel Core S-series Die

Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available.

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Uber Paid Hackers $100K to Hide Data Breach Exposing 57 Million Users
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:30:44 +0000 - Uber-Feature

Uber just disclosed a hack from a year ago that it paid to conceal rather than disclose, despite legal requirements it do so.

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Flat-Earther Plans Homemade, Manned Rocket Launch This Coming Saturday
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:29 +0000 - RocketLaunch`

A flat-earther who disavows any belief in science will strap himself into a homemade rocket on Saturday, because the universe recognizes the human need for irony in life and is occasionally willing to provide it.

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The FCC Votes in December To Dismantle Net Neutrality, Other Consumer Protections
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:01:16 +0000 - FCC-Feature

The FCC will vote to eradicate net neutrality and its attendant consumer protections in December, despite widespread consumer opposition.

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ET Black Friday Week Deals: $200 EcoBee, $100 Fire HD 10, $40 PS Plus, and more
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:00:24 +0000 - ET BF Week

Retailers are no longer content with unleashing deals all at once on Black Friday. Instead, we're seeing a staggering number of deals launch early this year, and that includes some real humdingers for laptops, consoles, and other electronics. If you're looking to shop for the holidays, now's as good of a time as any to get going.

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NASA Reinvents the Wheel for Future Mars Rovers
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:36:45 +0000 -

NASA engineers are designing a new generation of rover wheels that can cope with the rugged terrain of the red planet.

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Disney May Have Pushed EA to Pull Battlefront II Pay-to-Win Loot System Last Week
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:30:53 +0000 -

If you're happy about Battlefront II's temporary suspension of pay-to-win mechanics or bought the game because of it, it may be thanks to Disney, not EA.

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Scientists Just Discovered Our First Known Interstellar Visitor And It’s Pretty Weird
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:18:23 +0000 - 1I_eso_artistimpression_sm

Scientists just found the first asteroid believed to have originated in a different star system, and it doesn't look much like what we see around us.

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