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Samsung made a cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S4 without stylus or keyboard support

Samsung made a cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S4 without stylus or keyboard support

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While Samsung’s new flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4, may be getting most of the limelight in the Android tablet world today (for whatever that’s worth), the company also announced a second tablet today: the cheaper, less powerful Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Much like the Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 features a 10.5-inch […]

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Amazon’s latest Kindle e-readers are 25 percent off if you trade in your old model

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Buying a new Kindle is tough to justify if you already own one, so Amazon’s running a promotion to ease you into its more recent e-reader tech by giving some credit in exchange for your older model. You’ll also get a flat 25 percent discount that can be used immediately on any new Kindle e-reader. […]

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All the science fiction and fantasy books that you should check out this month

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I studied military history in grad school, and in the years since, I’ve been keenly aware of how warfare is imagined in science fiction and fantasy. There are some books, like Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War, that have some pretty good portrayals that go beyond just arming characters with […]

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What James Gunn’s firing says about the rising stakes of social media

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Industry insiders were reportedly shocked about Disney’s sudden firing of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn two weeks ago, in response to an orchestrated outcry over tasteless jokes he’d made on Twitter years earlier. But the most surprising thing was how quickly the entire story moved. The right-wing troll attacks on Gunn, who was […]

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Ukrainian hackers arrested for stealing 15 million credit card records

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Three Ukranian nationals have been arrested in connection with a lengthy hacking campaign that targeted more than 100 American businesses, including the theft of credit card information from Chili’s, Arby’s, and Chipotle. According to the indictment, the group stole more than 15 million credit card records from more than 6,500 point-of-sale terminals over the course […]

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Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDs

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Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped with a six-core Intel CPU, a GTX 1060 GPU, plenty of storage space, and a 15.6-inch Full-HD display. The Origin PC EON15-S is based on Intel’s […]

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Reddit says hackers stole user data from 2007 and earlier in security breach

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Reddit informed its users today that a hacker broke into some of its systems and accessed user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database that contained usernames and passwords that were already salted and hashed (or scrambled for protection). Reddit is sending an email to all affected users — mostly people who joined […]

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Uber and Lyft offered to bail out struggling taxi drivers, but New York City said no

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Facing a new regulatory crackdown that they say will severely impact their business, Uber and Lyft made an unusual proposal to New York City’s government: stand down, and in exchange we’ll bail out struggling yellow taxi drivers. The response they got was a curt no thanks. The proposal — to create a $100 million “hardship […]

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Why NASA is struggling to get its most powerful space telescope off the ground

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MSI Z370 Motherboards Now Support Intel’s 9th Gen Core CPUs

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MSI pushed a news item live today that states that the company has released updated BIOS versions for its Intel Z370-based motherboards that add support for Intel’s as-yet unannounced 9th Generation Core processors. The announcement shows that Intel’s upcoming 9000-series CPUs will work with existing platforms. The list of MSI’s Z370-powered motherboards that already support the […]

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