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FCC tries to clean-up space - CNET

The FCC is reviewing rules to help deal with the 500,000 pieces of zombie satellites and other space debris orbiting the earth.

Facebook to hand off editorial oversight to independent board in 2019 - CNET

Zuckerberg said Facebook will create a governing body to address content appeals.

Cryptocurrency miner Canaan lets Hong Kong IPO application lapse

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Canaan Inc, one of the world's leading cryptocurrency mining equipment makers, has let its application for a Hong Kong IPO of at least $400 million lapse, casting doubt on the prospects for other Chinese makers of bitcoin mining gear.

NIIT Technologies Partners with R3 to build solutions on Corda platform

As a part of the partnership, both the organizations will jointly develop solutions that combine the domain expertise of NIIT Technologies and leverage R3's Corda platform and pursue customer opportunities.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: OLED TVs, Sonos, Google -- and the best HomePod price ever - CNET

The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season.

Apple partners with studio A24, of Moonlight fame, to make movies - CNET

The deal has the studio producing multiple films over the next few years.

Republicans love the Mississippi senator who joked about lynching because she's got a 'good heart'

Republicans across the country have decided to double down on their support for Cindy Hyde-Smith, the U.S. senator from Mississippi who made a disgusting and racist remark about lynching on the campaign trail earlier this month. Hyde-Smith is running against

White House insiders leak disturbing reports of Trump’s increasingly erratic, rage-fueled behavior

Campaign Action Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman is out with a rundown of increasingly off-the-rails Trump tidbits as relayed by White House insiders and a Republican briefed on the decision to cancel Trump’s attendance at an event commemorating the 100th

Rockets to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

The Rockets are officially moving on from veteran forward Carmelo Anthony, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The team is expected to announce its decision before the game against Golden State on Thursday. Despite parting ways with Anthony, there are no im

Southwest announces 2 new nonstop flights from Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Southwest Airlines has announced two new nonstop flights from Omaha. The airline will begin offering daily nonstop flights to and from San Diego in June. Also starting in June, it will offer once-a-week nonstop flights to and from Nashville

Death penalty sought in killing of Vietnamese tour leaders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 31-year-old convicted felon accused of killing two Vietnamese tour leaders last June during a break-in robbery in their room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Julius Trotter's attorneys didn't immed

Icy roads prompt travel alert in northeast North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A travel alert is out for parts of northeastern North Dakota because of icy roads. The state Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol issued the alert Thursday afternoon. Cities include Grand Forks, Drayton, Lakota, Cooperstow

FCC approval of Europe’s Galileo satellite signals may give your phone’s GPS a boost

The FCC's space-focused meeting today had actions taken on SpaceX satellites and orbital debris reduction, but the decision most likely to affect users has to do with Galileo. No, not the astronomer — the global positioning satellite constellation put in pl

Warning: Chemical weapons risk during a period of very rapid scientific change

Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against civilians in Syria, and in the targeted assassination operations using VX nerve agent in Malaysia and novichok

Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting,

Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories

Scientists presents a highly adaptable solution to creating yeast biohybrids with enhanced metabolism driven by light energy.

First-ever views of elusive energy explosion

Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion -- in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environm

New inflammation inhibitor discovered

A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation.

O’Ward targets “wins and podiums” in IndyCar rookie season

The 19-year-old Mexican caused a sensation when he made the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying for his IndyCar debut at this year’s season finale in Sonoma. Although he then struggled to manage his tires over the race stints, he recovered to finish ninth, an

Investigate Facebook over massive breach, critic urges FTC - CNET

The Freedom from Facebook group wants the FTC to seek maximum penalties over Facebook's breach of nearly 30 million users. That would be about $1.2 trillion.

Target's Black Friday 2018 pre-sale starts Nov. 18: $200 PS4 bundle, $400 Xbox One X and more - CNET

Target is shooting for early Black Friday hype with some nice savings this weekend.

Sony says it's skipping E3 2019 - CNET

There won't be a big PlayStation press conference at E3 next year. Or a booth on the show floor. In fact, Sony isn't showing up at all.

T-Mobile Black Friday deal starts Nov. 16, includes free iPhones, LG and Samsung Galaxy phones - CNET

The catch? You'll have to open up a new line and trade in an eligible device.

Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3 vehicles before the federal tax credit begins to wind down Dec. 31. Musk at first didn’t expla

To deal with overcrowding, ICE wants to make some detainees sleep on 'human-sized pieces of plastic'

Federal immigration officials are detaining a record number of people, so to cope with overcrowding, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is in the market for “the bare minimum,” Mother Jones reports. “The Norix Stack-A-Bunk is a bed. Barely. On

Watch: Scary Cockpit Footage of Plane Landing in Thunderstorm

With the busy holiday travel season upon us, a terrifying plane landing may not be the most reassuring video to watch (especially if you’re a nervous flyer), but a video going viral on […] The post Watch: Scary Cockpit Footage of Plane Landing in

Walter Gehlen, Director of Art Düsseldorf, on the City’s Unique Cultural Scene

At Art Dusseldorf, more than half of the participating galleries represent Germany and the Benelux countries. The fair mixes regional pride — catering explicitly to collectors within the territory — with a global appeal for those interested in Dusseldorf

Facebook will change algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates policies

Facebook will changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait so it’s seen by fewer people even it’s highly engaging. The change co

Apple partners with A24, the studio behind ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hereditary’

Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with A24, which will see the film studio producing multiple movies for Apple. Not much else is known about the deal yet — not the number of films, their genres or the talent involved. Still, the deal suggests that App

Uber joins Linux Foundation, cementing commitment to open-source tools

Uber announced today at the 2018 Uber Open Summit that it was joining the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member, making a firm commitment to using and contributing to open-source tools. Uber CTO Thuan Pham sees the Linux Foundation as a place for companies like h

Children’s Blocks Take the Form of Simplified Animals in Animations by Lucas Zanotto

MINIMALS is a new short film by Helsinki-based animator and director Lucas Zanotto (previously) composed of fictionalized kinetic sculptures based on real animals. The series of short animations catch each simplified creature in a repetitive loop that imitat becomes ‘Official Digital Media Partner’ for Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo World Final

MIAMI, FL (Thursday, November 15, 2018) – The fastest growing motorsports website in the world, Miami-based technology and multimedia company, has joined forces with Lamborghini for the 2018 Super Trofeo World Final at Vallelunga, Italy fro

Truex reveals performance fears ahead of Homestead finale

Truex has four wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season – half his final total for the 2017 season – and has advanced once again to the Championship 4 to contend for the series title. But the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team has not been t

New colors and logo for Derek Jeter's Marlins

The Miami Marlins have unveiled new colors and a new logo in a rebranding effort under Derek Jeter's year-old ownership regime

University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

Eagles-Saints Preview Capsule

Eagles-Saints Preview Capsule

Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Iceland 2-0

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Belgium beat Iceland 2-0 to maintain its 100 percent record in the inaugural UEFA Nations League

Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

In chilly finish to PGA Tour year, Charles Howell III opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

Scientists Discover Potential Super-Earth Orbiting ‘Nearby’ Star

A super-Earth-like exoplanet has been discovered orbiting the “nearby” Barnard’s Star (only six light-years away!). Spotted using data from a global array of telescopes—including the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the S
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