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Hacker pleads guilty to huge Yahoo hack, admits helping Russia’s FSB
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Enlarge / Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov (far left) meets with other Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin (center) on November 24, 2017. (credit: Mikhail Klimentyev TASS via Getty Images) A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to hacking charges related to a 2014 spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees. The hack ultimately compromised […]

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'Sesame Street' cooked up a tasty 'Stranger Things' parody     – CNET
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Cookie Monster Demogorgon! Muppet Barb! “Sharing Things” explains why being a good friend is important, especially in the Snackside Down.

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Hacker in massive Yahoo breach expected to plead guilty
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While it's doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadian citizen Karim Baratov is slated to appear for a "chan…

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This ultra-high-end system climbs the Mt. Everest of audio     – CNET
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Show Us Yours: This installment features the mother of all JBL speakers, the Everest, which weighs in at 313 pounds (142 kg). That’s a lot of boom.

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Uber gets the go-ahead for its Russian merger
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Uber's merger with Yandex's taxi service is effectively a done deal. Russian antitrust regulators have approved the union between the two ride-hailing companies, clearing the way for its expected completion in January 2018. The deal gives Yandex ma…

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Thanksgiving sets record for online sales     – CNET
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Turkey Day steals some of Black Friday’s thunder with web sales in the US up 18 percent from last year.

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Tamagotchi is heading to your smartphone in 2018
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Tamagotchi is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with the release of a special anniversary edition, which was good enough to land on our holiday gift guide. But, the festivities don't end there, as the virtual pet is (at long last) making the le…

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Tesla just built the world's largest battery, thanks to a bet     – CNET
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The lithium-ion battery in South Australia will be energised within days, all thanks to a Twitter bet between two billionaires.

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EA is addressing the loot boxes in 'Need for Speed: Payback,' too
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Most of the headlines surrounding Electronic Arts this fall have been about the loot box situation in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But Need for Speed: Payback has been dealing with the same pay-to-win progression issues since it launched a few weeks ag…

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