Day: November 17, 2018

Popular Dark Web hosting provider got hacked, 6,500 sites down

Hosting provider is still looking for the hacker’s point of entry. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Black Friday 2018 deals: Surface Pro 6 for $800 and other PC, Chromebook, tablet sales – CNET

Costco’s killer Surface Pro bundle — the newest model, a Surface Pen and Type Cover for $800 — starts Nov. 16. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2018 Pixel 3 deals: Free Pixel 3, $600 Pixel 3, $800 off Pixel 3 XL – CNET

The latest from Verizon, Google and Best Buy. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $80 off Apple Watch, $70 off Galaxy Watch, $50 off Fitbit Versa – CNET

Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung — we take a look at some of the best deals on wearables ahead of Black Friday. …read more Source:: CNet

People Sensitive To Caffeine’s Bitter Taste Drink More Coffee, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: A team of researchers conducted their analysis using data stored in something called the UK Biobank. More than 500,000 people have contributed blood, urine and saliva samples to the biobank, which scientists can use to answer various research questions. The volunteers also filled out questionnaires asking a…

Meat-Seeking Raspberry Pi Leads you to Flavortown

[Patrick McDavid] and his wife had a legitimate work-related reason for writing some Python code that would pull the exact latitude and longitude of the individual locations within a national retain chain from Google’s Geocoding API. But don’t worry about that part of the story. What’s important now is that this simple concept was then…

Apple’s Siri May Soon Process Voice Locally On a Device, No Cloud Required

Proudrooster writes: “Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user’s device,” reports Apple Insider….

Black Friday 2018 phone deals: Free OnePlus 6T, LG V30 Plus for $430, Moto G6 for $200 – CNET

We scoured Amazon, Walmart, Target, and T-Mobile for the best offers. …read more Source:: CNet

In defense of The Star Wars Holiday Special as it turns 40 – CNET

Singing Wookiees wearing Snuggies? Harvey Korman cooking in drag? Jefferson Starship hologram jam band? Why this infamous TV special is so bad it’s great. …read more Source:: CNet

Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Storage, SSD, flash drive discounts – CNET

Here’s a list of the top storage deals as they are revealed for the biggest shopping day of the year. …read more Source:: CNet