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Google invites third parties to develop for Google Assistant - CNET

CNET News - 9 min 13 sec ago
Tech giant opens up development tools for Google Assistant, the software that powers its Google Home smart speaker.

Dino tail found preserved in amber, has feathers - CNET

CNET News - 48 min 51 sec ago
The small chunk of amber contains the first dinosaur remains found preserved in amber, and is the first clear association between dinosaurs and well-preserved feathers.

Spotify said to drop bid to buy SoundCloud - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 4 min ago
Marriage of the music streaming services is reportedly called off over Spotify's IPO concerns.

Secret's anonymous sharing app is now a publishing platform

Engadget - 1 hour 5 min ago
Remember Secret? The standard bearer for the anonymous social app movement shuttered in 2015 before co-creator David Byttow teased a possible Version 2 in the wake of Donald Trump's election. While the old app-based Secret won't be coming back, Bytto...

Fake Fisher-Price pub playset for babies may drive some to drink - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 9 min ago
No, the toy company didn't make a watering hole for kids, but it's a pretty well-done hoax photo.

Watch an Apple store being robbed in 12 seconds - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 19 min ago
Commentary: A video released by the San Francisco Police Department shows how quick a robbery can be.

Mummified child could change history of smallpox - CNET

CNET News - 1 hour 22 min ago
DNA from a mummy buried under a church indicates the contagious and sometimes fatal disease may have struck much later than previously thought.

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

TechCrunch - 1 hour 30 min ago
screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-01-12-pm Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and… Read More

Berkeley project tests tracking imperiled forests with 3D multispectral drone imaging

TechCrunch - 1 hour 53 min ago
pix4d-projects-agriculture-sequoia-3d-ndvi-01 Droughts, climate change and deforestation are putting forests at risk worldwide, so studying these ecosystems closely is more important than ever — but it’s a hell of a lot of work to climb every tree in the Sierra Nevada. Drones and advanced imaging, however, present an increasingly practical alternative to that, as a UC Berkeley project shows. Read More

German Intel chief: Russia is trying to 'destabilize' the country

Engadget - 2 hours 1 min ago
America's recent elections weren't the only event that Russia has been accused of meddling in. On Thursday, President Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany's internal intelligence service, issued a brut...

Witness the return of Alpine in this new teaser video - Roadshow

CNET News - 2 hours 6 min ago
The all-new Alpine sports car is slated to launch in 2017, and we're geeking out.

AT&T will finally refund $88 million in unauthorized charges

Engadget - 2 hours 17 min ago
Thanks to some shady business dealings between AT&T and a pair of companies known for bloating customers' cell phone bills, roughly 2.7 million current and former AT&T mobile subscribers are getting more than $88 million dollars in refunds fr...

Lightroom for iPhones takes big step closer to PC version - CNET

CNET News - 2 hours 21 min ago
In ability, the mobile app for editing and cataloging photos steadily approaches the PC version. Also, there's a helpful new comparison mode for Windows and Mac.

Facebook now lets you create your own frame for photos and videos

Engadget - 2 hours 52 min ago
For better or worse, Facebook is trying really hard to copy Snapchat. In the past few months the giant social network has added different features that, if you ask us, are seemingly inspired by the app with the ghost mascot. And its latest feature fo...

​John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95 - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 2 min ago
The celebrated astronaut was known for flying at supersonic speeds and his historic orbit around the planet in 1962.

Facebook's year in review: Chewbacca Mom laughs at your sadness - CNET

CNET News - 3 hours 6 min ago
2016's top trending topics on Facebook could also be labeled as "reasons to drink."

The Wirecutter's best deals: An $800 Dell laptop, down to $660

Engadget - 3 hours 30 min ago
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their c...

NASA has shared its massive GIF archive with Pinterest and GIPHY

Engadget - 3 hours 51 min ago
NASA's been making a concerted effort over the past year to share its enormous archive of images and video with the internet. Last October, the agency teamed up with Flickr to feature thousands of Apollo era mission pictures. Thursday, NASA once agai...

Enough with the EV teasers already, Faraday Future, jeez - Roadshow

CNET News - 3 hours 59 min ago
Either show the whole car ahead of time or exercise some chill on the whole news-cycle-domination thing.

​Microsoft is officially the proud owner of LinkedIn - CNET

CNET News - 4 hours 12 min ago
The tech giant closes its $26.2 billion acquisition of the business social network.