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Customers at Sheraton, Westin, other hotels hit by data-stealing hack attack - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 21, 2015 - 2:18pm
Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company behind nearly a dozen hotel brands, says that more than 50 of its locations suffered from a malware attack on point-of-sale systems.

Jawbone sees latest round of layoffs - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 21, 2015 - 10:27am
The maker of Up fitness trackers is closing its New York office and letting about 60 workers go.

How you can watch all six Star Wars movies before 'The Force Awakens' - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Here's how you can buy, download or stream the six movies of the original and prequel trilogies in the US, Australia and the UK.

Lord of the Paranoids: New Yahoo security exec on protecting a billion-plus accounts - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 21, 2015 - 5:00am
Bob Lord, Yahoo's new security chief, will lead a team called the Paranoids. Like all security executives, he has a tough job.

Fill your home with pheromones using your smartphone - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 21, 2015 - 4:13am
Already, you can set the mood with lighting and music before you even get home from a date. Soon, you might be able to scent it for success as well.

SVOD Crunchyroll announces 750K paid subscribers

BroadbandTVNews - November 21, 2015 - 2:13am

Crunchyroll, a SVOD service specialising in anime and Asian content, is approaching 750,000 paid subscribers and 20 million registered users. Read the story »

Flix.TV – a new DTH platform for Central Europe?

BroadbandTVNews - November 21, 2015 - 1:51am

A company named Flix.TV has been awarded a satellite licence for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary by the Czech regulator RRTV. Read the story »

How long did the iPad Pro last as Brian's work computer? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast Ep. 16) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 7:41pm
iPad Pro's have a charging issues, the Apple Pencil goes through torture, and we finally watch the Steve Jobs movie.

Nintendo opened an eBay store for some reason

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2015 - 7:41pm

Looking for a good deal on a refurbished Wii U, but don't like using Nintendo's clunky online shop? Now you have another option -- the company just opened an official eBay store, stocked with new and refurbished games, consoles and accessories. Don't expect to find any deals though: almost everything on the official eBay store conforms to current retail prices (fixed using eBay's "buy it now" feature) or Nintendo's existing refurb pricing.

Via: Gamespot

Source: eBay

Oculus Concepts collects experimental mobile VR 'games' in one spot

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2015 - 6:35pm

Virtual reality is nothing if not an awesome font for weird little experiences, but they can be kind of difficult to find. Some are on Steam, some are available elsewhere. Oculus is hoping that Oculus Concepts, its new section of the Gear VR's Oculus Store will make that easier. Concepts, like the name suggests, is a place where developers can toss their games and apps that might not be ready for primetime but are still worth checking out. One of the experiences shown off in official imagery is The Night Cafe: An Immersive Tribute to Van Gogh which was part of the Oculus Mobile VR Jam earlier this year. Like the company notes, some of the biggest VR games hit that status because they were released to the public early. So if you have a shiny new Gear VR and are looking to check out something aside from Netflix, here you go.

Source: Oculus Blog

Last call sounds for Adobe Revel cloud service - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 4:50pm
In a not-unexpected move, Adobe shuts off its consumer-focused cheap-storage subscription service.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to take two months off for daughter's birth - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
The CEO of the world's largest social network has been unusually public about his and his wife's experiences conceiving and preparing for their child. Now he's talking about how he'll juggle his job as well.

Chill optional: 51 percent of US internet users watch Netflix

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2015 - 4:15pm

Netflix's robust content library has helped it top nearly 70 million subscribers worldwide. Not surprisingly, the majority of those come from the US, where the streaming service has over 43 million customers alone. And, for the most part, people here seem to be fond of it. According to a survey conducted by research firm RBC Capital Markets, and first reported by Quartz, more than half of US internet users say they've used Netflix to watch a movie or TV show in the past 12 months. The study also asked people about what other video offerings they use regularly: YouTube came in a close second, right behind Netflix, followed by Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and HBO Go, respectively.

Source: Quartz, RBC Capital Markets

Presidential candidate suggests microchips for Syrian refugees - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 2:54pm
Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan says implanting technology in those fleeing unrest in the Middle East could allow us to aid the humanitarian effort and protect our borders from terrorists.

Ford creates a drugged-driving suit to show why you shouldn't toke behind the wheel - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 2:46pm
The automaker will use the suit as part of its new-driver education program, in the hopes that motorists will think twice before making a bad decision.

Staples takes 25% off select Apple iPad tablets and more for Black Friday blowout - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 2:31pm
Staples teases a preview of its Black Friday deals and plans to cut you a seriously deep discount on Apple iPad models.

Playdate: Death becomes us in 'Darksiders 2'

EngadgetHD - November 20, 2015 - 2:30pm
When publisher THQ went bankrupt a few years back it was a staggering blow to the game industry. Sure, the company made some flops (oh hi, Homefront), but it also published some killer games like the Saint's Row and Metro franchises. The label also had Darksiders from developer Vigil Games. But unlike the first two series that I mentioned, Darksiders wasn't scooped up by a major publisher during the bankruptcy proceedings and comparatively was kind of left to languish. I'd honestly thought all hope was lost because while the series is great, it just couldn't really find an audience. So I was incredibly surprised when word came down that Darksiders 2 was getting a remastering earlier this year.

US Army will test a hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 2:04pm
Some very hardcore testing will determine whether or not fuel cells are viable for Chevrolet's mid-size pickup.

Skull of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh now on display - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 1:46pm
The skull of the black bear that served as inspiration for the beloved animal of children's books has been chosen from among 11,000 other animal skulls for display in London, along with a fascinating story.

Perfect for Thanksgiving (or not): Order your liquor by text - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 20, 2015 - 1:41pm
Technically Incorrect: Drinkeasy claims to be the first text-based liquor store. Is this too much convenience?

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