Tuesday, April 12, 2016

IT News Head Lines (CNET) 13/04/2016





How Netflix snatched Ricky Gervais' "Special Correspondents" from Hollywood - CNET
The writer, director and star of the new film "Special Correspondents" says Netflix's hands-off approach to production will mean "the return of the auteur."

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Porn giant joins protest against North Carolina transgender law - CNET
XHamster.com is showing users in the Tar Heel state blank screens instead of the usual fare of videos and photos.

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Lyft says Ni Hao to Chinese riders - CNET
The ride-hailing company will let Chinese visitors summon its drivers using Didi, the largest ride-sharing app in China. It's one step closer to Lyft's plan to let US passengers hail rides abroad.

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These words make you sound rude in emails, or do they actually? - CNET
Commentary: Given email's lack of nuance, it's easy to come across as a f***ing jerk. Ironically, a lot of online advice tries to help. Rule No. 3? Don't swear.

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Pac-Man suit wraps you up in retro-gaming fashion glory - CNET
You've heard of power suits. Get ready to dress up in a power-pellet suit emblazoned with classic Pac-Man images.

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Ford's self-driving car works in total darkness (CNET Update show notes) - CNET
Look ma, no headlights! Ford tests its self-driving car in the dark. Also, a new Deebot robot vacuum cleans its own dirt bin (sort of), and the next Kindle e-reader may have a whole new design.

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NASA scientists telecommute 75 million miles, rescue Kepler spacecraft - CNET
A malfunction jeopardized Kepler, the space agency's best hope to find new planets. Its mission remains on hold.

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AT&T tries to sweeten DirecTV bundles - CNET
The telecom giant offers two-year guaranteed pricing for customers who bundle a new DirecTV subscription with another AT&T service.

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If this crazy hoverboard is real, then the future is now - CNET
The Flyboard Air from Zapata Racing takes the hoverboard concept to new heights with what looks like a compact, powerful one-person hovering machine.

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Volvo wants to bring self-driving pilot program to US - Roadshow
If a test launch in Sweden does well, Volvo could put everyday Americans behind the wheel of autonomous cars on public roads.

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Tesla issues its first Model X recall - Roadshow
Testing of European models found an issue where a seat recliner malfunctioned, and it's recalling nearly every one of its electric SUVs to ensure the problem doesn't happen again.

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No, you're not hallucinating, your Tesla is on drugs - Roadshow
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals psychedelic cowbell mode as Autopilot Easter egg in tweet.

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Living without Google, and Twitter (and Facebook) is really, really hard - CNET
Commentary: Visiting China, where my top Internet services don't work, proves how fully I rely on them.

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Apple Watch a year later: What owners really think - CNET
Fitness tracking and notifications are the most used features on Apple's first wearable, says a poll from ad technology company Fluent.

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Jaguar Land Rover enters tech-startup fray with InMotion - Roadshow
Its goal is to eventually create a suite of apps and on-demand services to deal with a future where car ownership isn't on everyone's minds.

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Yahoo may fetch Daily Mail takeover bid - CNET
The UK newspaper is the latest potential suitor for Yahoo's Web business. Preliminary takeover offers kick off next week.

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New 'Game of Thrones' season 6 trailer ramps up the dread factor - CNET
Dragon fire, a dead army, political intrigue and slicing swords feature in the latest trailer for HBO's new season of "Game of Thrones."

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Mark Hamill strikes epic Yoda-training pose during Star Wars filming - CNET
Hamill and next-gen Star Wars star Daisy Ridley take time out from filming the next entry in the saga to re-create a famous pose from "The Empire Strikes Back."

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Why your shiny new electric car might not come with a full $7,500 tax credit - Roadshow
Mo' popularity, mo' problems.

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Facebook looks for more ways to gobble up our Internet time (The 3:59, Ep. 25) - CNET
On today's podcast, we discuss Facebook's upcoming F8 conference, Yahoo's bidding frenzy and Amazon's next Kindle e-reader.

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Google Fiber freebie comes to an end in Kansas City - CNET
The ultrafast broadband service will now set users back a minimum of $50 a month.

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Ford's autonomous Fusion can see in the dark without headlights - Roadshow
Let's see a human being do that! (Please don't actually try.)

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Apple Watch due for a sophomore slump - CNET
Don't expect any big design changes to Apple's smartwatch in 2016, says a keen-eyed analyst. But do expect sales to tail off significantly.

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A nail in the coffin for Firefox? Mozilla struggles to redefine browser - CNET
Tofino, a Mozilla project to try new browser ideas, is based on Google browser technology instead of Firefox -- for now.

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Daredevil won't show up in a Marvel movie, says actor Charlie Cox - CNET
The British actor says there has been "no conversation" about making the leap from Netflix to movies such as the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War".

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