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Microsoft offers developers a preview of its quantum computing kit

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:02pm
Developers hoping to get on the quantum computer train early can now get started with Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit, a free preview version of which was released today. The kit, which was first announced at Microsoft's Ignite conference in Sept...

Russian hackers steal $10 million from ATMs through bank networks

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:38pm
The recent rash of bank system hacks goes deeper than you might have thought -- it also includes stealing cash directly from ATMs. Researchers at Group-iB have published details of MoneyTaker, a group of Russian hackers that has stolen close to $10...

What to expect from Apple in 2018 (The 3:59, Ep. 330) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:28pm
We run through predictions for the iPhone, Siri, AR and Mac.

Apple scoops up Shazam for a musical score - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:26pm
It's not quite $3 billion for Beats, but still: Apple confirms it'll buy the music recognition app to bolster its Spotify competitor, Apple Music.

Xbox One can now stream YouTube video in 4K

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:19pm
The Xbox One X and S both allow you to watch 4K video, but the consoles didn't have a way to watch YouTube in 4K. That is, until now. This week, Microsoft is rolling out an app for both versions of the Xbox One console that provides support for 4K vi...

Workhorse Group applies for $250M gov't manufacturing loan - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:13pm
The money will help the company build its first electric pickup truck, the W-15.

I tried (and failed) to become an Instagram guru

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:00pm
The life of a rock star social media celebrity may not be as worthwhile as building hospitals in war zones, but it looks a hell of a lot more fun. Imagine all of those trips behind the red velvet rope to a world where beautiful people like and respec...

Apple in 2018: Five questions we need to ask - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:44am
The company had a big year in 2017. Could next year be even bigger?

Trump to sign directive ordering NASA to return to the Moon

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:43am
President Trump's administration hasn't been shy about wanting to put people back on the Moon, and now it's taking action to make sure that happens. In a statement, the White House said the President would sign Space Policy Directive 1, which orders...

Ataribox preorders set to open Dec. 14 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:39am
Make room on your classic-console-reboot shelf.

Apple confirms it's buying music recognition app Shazam

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:24am
Well, that was fast. Following reports on Friday that Apple was planning to buy music recognition app Shazam, CNBC reports that Cupertino has confirmed the purchase. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but TechCrunch estimates the agreement to be wo...

Net and tech pioneers: Hey FCC, don't repeal net neutrality - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:16am
"You don’t understand how the internet works," tech trailblazers write in an open letter opposing an FCC proposal up for vote this week.

The best gifts for a console gamer

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:15am
Don't worry, we're not out to start a console war in our comments: If you're in the market for a new games system, the Xbox One S, PlayStation VR, Nintendo Switch and 2DS XL all made it into our holiday gift guide, for different reasons. Once you fig...

Google's Pixel AR stickers are available starting today

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:00am
During Google's Pixel 2 event in October, the company teased its upcoming AR stickers and starting today, Pixel users can actually get their hands on them. Those with Pixel phones running Android 8.1 Oreo will have access to AR stickers like Foodmoji...

Ataribox pre-orders start this week, without any game details

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:42am
Excited for the Ataribox? Well, starting December 14th, you'll be able to lay down $250 - $300 for the retro-modern console. The company emailed the news to fans recently and even teased that there will be a chance for the "earliest supporters" to sn...

Netflix leads the streaming pack with nine Golden Globe nominations

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:21am
Nominations for next month's Golden Globes ceremony were announced this morning and streaming services had a pretty decent showing. Netflix led the pack with nine TV nominations while Amazon and Hulu each received three.

McLaren Senna is the craziest road-legal McLaren to date - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:06am
It's the lightest Macca since the F1, and it packs 789 hp.

NASA's high altitude ER-2 scans California's wildfires

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:03am
For the second time this year, swaths of California are burning out of control thanks to unseasonably warm and dry temperatures. To better study what's happening and assess the environmental impact, NASA deployed its high-altitude ER-2 aircraft with...

Get a Nixplay Iris 8-inch digital photo frame for $116.99 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:35am
That's the lowest price ever for this advanced, stylish frame -- one of the all-time great holiday gifts, if you ask me. Plus: return of the $100 Fire HD 10, and a DJI Spark drone for HOW MUCH?