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iPhone XR goes on sale around the world, but fans mostly stay home     – CNET
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The iPhone XR might have been dubbed the best value iPhone in years, but shoppers weren’t giving it the usual show of love.

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Meet Salto, the terrifying robot that hops around like a frog     – CNET
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It’s called “Salto-1P” and it’s a “monopedal jumping robot capable of continuous high-power hopping”. It’s now playing hopscotch.

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Hands-on: HP’s leather-clad laptop might just be the best convertible around
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Valentina Palladino In unveiling its new leather-covered Spectre Folio, HP claimed that it was “reinventing” the PC. At the risk of being called cynical, I must confess to rolling my eyes somewhat at HP’s grandeur. My skepticism was confirmed when we saw what HP had actually built: it’s a new take on the two-in-one convertible, […]

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Smart cities around the world were exposed to simple hacks     – CNET
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Researchers found 17 vulnerabilities on systems that control traffic signals and water levels in major cities around the world.

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To Gain Foothold in India, Apple Plans To Open Stores, Offer Deals All Year Around, and Fix Services: Report
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Apple has long struggled to gain market share in India, the world’s second largest smartphone market. But now, it apparently plans to change that. Before we get into it, here is some disclaimer: Rumors of Apple’s intentions to improve its presence in India are nearly as old as Apple’s existence. From Bloomberg: Instead of officially […]

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Samsung is probably keeping the headphone jack around for the Galaxy Note 9
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Let’s be real — the latest batch of Samsung ads are more about the company’s perception of Apple than its own devices. But hey, that tact has worked for the company in the past, so who can blame ‘em? They do, however, offer at least one key bit of insight into the company’s on-going plans. […]

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Ajit Pai finally gets around to fighting fraud in FCC comment system
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to overhaul its public comments system to deter fraud and abuse, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers last week. The FCC may institute a CAPTCHA system as part of a redesign that will “institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” […]

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Emirates' VR experience lets you wander around its planes     – CNET
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Check out the fancy perks of first and business class.

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New Firefox Extension Builds a Wall Around Facebook
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Mozilla has announced Facebook Container, a Firefox browser extension that is designed to segregate users’ activity on Facebook from their other Web activity, limiting Facebook’s ability to track them and gather personal data. Mozilla recently has engaged in an aggressive strategy to counter Facebook data management policies that many see as intrusive. The extension is […]

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