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Seattle signs claim the internet is ending Thursday, so get ready

Seattle signs claim the internet is ending Thursday, so get ready

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology It's probably just some publicity stunt, but a weird one for sure. Imagine a world with no internet. Sure, we'd miss the online shopping, the work-at-home ease, the Squid Game binge. But isn't it also kind of calming to imagine a world where we don't know how many friends are convinced Olive Garden will give them free food simply for linking to a Facebook post? Or which cousins believe the coronavirus vaccine is embedding Bill Gates into our brains? In my city, Seattle, random signs around town claim that Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021,…
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NASA launches DART mission to crash into an asteroid: What happens next

NASA launches DART mission to crash into an asteroid: What happens next

Jackson Ryan,  Monisha Ravisetti Troy Warren for CNT #Technology The DART probe rocketed to space atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in a test run for a potentially planet-saving move. Nine engines of a SpaceX Falcon 9 roared to life Tuesday, launching a NASA probe from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 10:21 p.m. PT. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test probe, known as DART, is programmed to head toward a tiny rock millions of miles from Earth and then collide with it. Just under nine minutes after launch, the booster that launched DART into space returned to Earth, landing on a droneship in the…
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Amazon’s never-ending fake reviews problem, explained

Amazon’s never-ending fake reviews problem, explained

Laura Hautala | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology Those five-star reviews are reassuring. But what if a seller asks you to write one -- for cash? Not everything is as it seems on Amazon's marketplace, where products are rated in a five-star system and a heavy number of positive reviews can help one brand stand out from a pack of competitors. Amazon has acknowledged it has a fake reviews problem, as it struggles to rein in coordinated efforts on other websites to flood product listings with good reviews in quid pro quo schemes that violate the company's terms of service.  But for…
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Why you should stop sending your iPhone photos via text. Hint: It’s about your privacy

Why you should stop sending your iPhone photos via text. Hint: It’s about your privacy

Nelson Aguilar | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology Each photo you take on your smartphone contains hidden information that could share where you live, work and frequently visit. It's no surprise that your iPhone keeps track of the places you go. Usually, it's for a good reason: Location tracking is the reason many of your apps function, from directions in Google Maps to looking for a nearby restaurant on Yelp. That location awareness extends to the images in your Photos app, too.  Anytime you snap a photo or record a video with your iPhone, it creates information about the file -- including the creation…
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Which One? Apple M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: How does each chip perform?

Which One? Apple M1 Pro vs. M1 Max: How does each chip perform?

Dan Ackerman | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology   Find out if you should shell out extra for Apple's highest-end MacBook Pro chip. The most obvious changes to the new 2021 MacBook Pro laptops -- a new design, new display and resurrected ports -- have been discussed in great depth in my longform reviews of the 16-inch MacBook and 14-inch MacBook. But it's the internal changes that are really more important for the creative professionals who are most likely to shell out for these expensive systems.  Both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are available with either of Apple's…
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Intel’s chip recovery plan could restore US manufacturing prowess

Intel’s chip recovery plan could restore US manufacturing prowess

Stephen Shankland | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology The chipmaker's come-from-behind strategy is risky and will take years, even with government subsidies. I am sweltering inside an Intel chip factory outside Phoenix, bundled head-to-toe in a Gore-Tex suit to keep me from contaminating billions of dollars' worth of the world's most delicate fabrication equipment. As plastic pods of silicon wafers whiz from station to station along roof-mounted transit lines, there's nothing about the room that feels outdated. Still, I think to myself: I'm looking at either the past or the future of American manufacturing.  That's because Intel is at…
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How Clubhouse Is Working to Become a “Real Company”

How Clubhouse Is Working to Become a “Real Company”

BY J. CLARA CHAN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Digital #Technology Since a $4B valuation, downloads of the pandemic-popular app have fluctuated and competitors have launched, so Clubhouse is back to the basics after growing "way, way, way too fast." Few people expected Clubhouse, the live social audio platform that launched in the early days of the pandemic, to grow as quickly as it did. Not even co-founder Paul Davison, who recalls scrambling to fix bugs and crashes with partner Rohan Seth when the company was run by just the two of them. “I think we grew way, way, way too…
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How to FaceTime with an Android User or Windows User on iPhone (New to iOS 15)

How to FaceTime with an Android User or Windows User on iPhone (New to iOS 15)

Troy Warren for CNT #Technology   You can finally FaceTime with non-Apple smartphone users (Android and Windows)! FaceTime has gotten more attention than almost any other feature with this most current iOS software update, iOS 15. One of the most exciting features to roll out is the brand-new ability for iPhone users to FaceTime with Android users and Windows smartphone users! It's as simple as texting a link. Let's check it out! How This FaceTime Update Will Affect You Is your friend and family group comprised of Apple and non-Apple users alike? FaceTime with any or all of them! This particular…
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Nvidia and Lockheed Martin plan to fight forest fires with AI. Here’s how

Nvidia and Lockheed Martin plan to fight forest fires with AI. Here’s how

Katie Collins | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology The companies have teamed up with state and federal firefighting services and are creating a dedicated lab to predict the path of fires to help stop them in their tracks. One of the biggest consequences of the climate crisis to be felt so far in the US is the rise in the number and intensity of forest fires to sweep across the western states, causing billions of dollars in damage and forcing people out of their homes. As the fires get worse, new tools and methods will be required to keep them under control.…
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Flippy, the fast-food robot who makes fries at White Castle, gets an upgrade

Flippy, the fast-food robot who makes fries at White Castle, gets an upgrade

Amanda Kooser | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Foodie #Technology The new version of Miso Robotics' cooking robo-arm doesn't need as much human help. You can't keep a good robot down. Flippy, a burger-flipping robot that famously got (temporarily) suspended from a job for cooking meat patties too quickly, is making new moves in the restaurant industry. On Tuesday, Miso Robotics announced a sleeker, more independent version of the robot: Flippy 2. Burger chain White Castle took an original Flippy for a fry-making test drive at one of its Chicagoland locations, and Miso Robotics used feedback from that pilot program to improve its machine.…
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