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Amazon breaks holiday sales record again in 2018     – CNET
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More items were ordered worldwide than ever before, the retail giant touts among other highlights in its annual post-Christmas data drop.

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Government reportedly asked Redskins to nix free WiFi deal with Huawei
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The unfortunately-named Washington Redskins had a deal in place with Huawei to provide free WiFi in the suites at FedFex Field but security concerns raised by the federal government reportedly led to the team backing out, according to the Wall Street…

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Congress Approves Act that Opens US Government Data To the Public; Requires Federal Agencies To Publish 'Non-Sensitive' Info in 'Machine-Readable' Format
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Congress has passed a bill that could make it easier for you to access public data released by the government. The House approved the OPEN Government Data Act on Saturday, while all eyes were on the shutdown, as part of a larger bill to support evidence-based policymaking. It requires […]

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2019 Volvo S90 T8 review: Hold the charge     – Roadshow
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Volvo’s plug-in hybrid luxury sedan is a great way to pamper yourself while saving fuel, but the gas-only version may be better for most people.

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Google workers found voice in protest this year. There will likely be more     – CNET
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The historic Google walkout showed how powerful tech employees really are.

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SpaceX completes its first US national security mission
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SpaceX managed to squeak in one more milestone before the end of 2018. The private spaceflight company successfully launched its first-ever US national security mission, carrying the US Air Force's equally new GPS III satellite into orbit. The effo…

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2017-2018 Porsche Panamera recalled for power steering issues     – Roadshow
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About 75,000 vehicles worldwide are affected, nearly 18,000 of which are in the US.

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China resumes game approvals to the delight of Tencent
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China's hiatus on game approvals is over, according to local media reports. The first batch of titles have been greenlit, effectively ending a blockade that had been in place since March. Internet giant Tencent — which was forced to pull popular gam…

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SpaceX rocket launch scrubbed again, this time by tornado threat     – CNET
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Elon Musk’s company is trying hard to get an Air Force satellite in orbit, but Mother Nature has other ideas.

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