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Razer may be making a phone - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:18
A cutting-edge handset or a branding exercise, though?

Headphone deal: BeatsX wireless earphones are $100 at Best Buy - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:13
Best Buy has Beats' neckband-style Bluetooth sports headphone on sale for $50 off.

Sean Spicer resigns: A look back at his spiciest moments - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:12
Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer leaves us with many head-scratching and hilarious moments.

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary After Objecting To Scaramucci Hire

SlashDot - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:10
CNBC reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday after opposing President Donald Trump's appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. The president asked Spicer to stay in his role, but Spicer said appointing Scaramucci was a major mistake, The New York Times, citing a person with direct knowledge of the conversation. NBC News confirmed the resignation with two people familiar with the matter. Spicer tweeted later that he will continue to serve through August. White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was said to have advocated naming Spicer as press secretary. The two worked at the Republican National Committee before joining the administration. Following Spicer's resignation, Priebus said he supports Scaramucci "100 percent," according to news reports.

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From Wonder Woman to Harley Quinn: The best cosplay at SDCC 2017 - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:07
It's always fun to see the talent and creativity of cosplayers at Comic-Con International. Check out some of the coolest costumes we spotted in downtown San Diego.

iPad Mini 4 (128GB) is $275 at Best Buy: Deal or no deal? - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:05
The 128GB version of Apple's smaller iPad, the Mini 4, is $125 off at Best Buy. Sounds like a bargain. Is it?

Plastic-plucking robots are the future of recycling

Engadget - Fri, 2017-07-21 14:00
We are living in the Age of Plastic. In 2015, the world's industries created 448 million tons of it -- twice as much as it did in 1998. -- and the rate of production is only accelerating. However, our recycling efforts have not matched pace. In fact,...

Get lost in this Mars rover 'Perseverance Valley' panorama - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:55
Mars stretches out for miles in a gorgeous wide-open view from NASA's Mars Opportunity rover as it surveys the Red Planet.

Lyft goes all-in on autonomy, opens new office in Silicon Valley - Roadshow

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:53
It's unclear whether the decision to chart its own path will affect its current relationship with General Motors.

Want to look as tech-sexy as Zuckerberg? You can, for $46 - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:49
Commentary: You've long wanted one of those gray T-shirts, haven't you? Now you can own one. Well, you always could, but now someone's marketing a knockoff.

Marvel legend Stan Lee is creating an original story for Audible

Engadget - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:47
Comic book fans (and comic book movie fans) are very familiar with Stan Lee, who has a cameo in pretty much every Marvel movie. Now, the legendary Marvel writer is creating yet another shared universe. Variety exclusively reports that Stan Lee will p...

Lyft Launches a New Self-driving Division and Will Develop Its Own Autonomous Ride-hailing Technology

SlashDot - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:30
An anonymous reader shares a report: Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car manufacturers could plug into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire "hundreds" of people for the new division by the end of next year and has just signed a lease for 50,000-square-feet on the first floor of a Palo Alto facility where it plans to build out several labs and open testing spaces. The building Lyft refers to as "Level 5" will be developing its new "open self-driving platform" and a combination hardware and software system still in development. Lyft hopes auto manufacturers will then bring in a fleet of autonomous cars to its ride-hailing network. The plan is somewhat similar to one Uber announced earlier. Lyft's larger rival uses Volvo's XC90 to test its self-driving tech on the roads. Uber announced earlier this year it was also partnering with Daimler to operate self-driving cars on its network.

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Delta aims to replace boarding passes with fingerprints

Engadget - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:28
Delta is expanding its biometric check-in feature that allows some customers to use their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass. The service was first launched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in May and let Delta SkyMiles members...

Alexa Headed to Amazon's Main Android App

PCMag News - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:26
Four months after adding Alexa to its shopping app for iPhone, Amazon is bringing the same functionality to Android.

Burundi teens reported missing after robotics competition - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:02
A Burundi robotics team disappeared after competing at the First Global International Robot Olympics.

Snapchat's features could soon be harder to copy

Engadget - Fri, 2017-07-21 13:02
Snap Inc. has quietly acquired a team that specializes in protection against reverse engineering. Prior to joining SnapChat, the Strong.Codes team built software which prevented dismantling a product to learn how to copy or rebuild it. This process o...

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might come with Bixby-friendly earphones - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 12:57
The company is considering including Bixby-enabled earphones with the purchase of a Note 8 and also offering them separately, a report says.

The Essential Phone is coming 'in a few weeks' - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 12:51
Android creator Andy Rubin sent an email to customers Friday saying his Essential Phone would be here "in a few weeks."

Comic-Con: The concept art of 'Star Trek: Discovery' - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 12:48
In addition to props and costumes at the "Star Trek: Discovery" exhibit in San Diego, we also got to check out some sweet concept art.

Hulu Live TV and spiffy new menus arrive on Amazon Fire TV - CNET

CNET News - Fri, 2017-07-21 12:47
Owners of the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV box get a redesigned big-screen Hulu app, complete with the $40 live-TV streaming option.