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Los Angeles Times

The 100-million-year itch: Scientists find ticks that fed on dinosaur blood
Los Angeles Times
Scientists have made a skin-crawling discovery: Ancient ticks, trapped in amber, that fed on the blood of feathered dinosaurs nearly 100 million years ago. The specimens, described in the journal Nature Communications, include the oldest dinosaur ...
Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur BloodNew York Times
Dracula's terrible tick sucked the blood of dinosaurs 99 million years agoQuartz
Amber Fossil Shows Blood-Sucking Ticks Terrorizing Feathered DinosaursDaily Beast
Fox News -The Verge -NPR -Yahoo News
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The Verge

Comcast says it loves net neutrality, hugs it to death
The Verge
The FCC is racing to a vote tomorrow to reverse net neutrality, and the ISPs are thrilled. That includes Comcast, which continues to pretend like it loves net neutrality while at the same time arguing that the only rules currently making it a reality ...
Tech Talk: The Net Neutrality War May Be Far From OverAndroid Headlines
Net Neutrality Repeal Would Hurt #MeToo Movement And Minority WomenNewsweek
What's at stake if we lose net neutrality? A guide for the perplexedSalon
Washington Post -The Runner Online -GameSpot -Іnsіdеr Cаr Nеws
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The Verge

Microsoft is making subreddits more searchable with Bing
The Verge
Microsoft today announced a partnership with Reddit to surface the social news site's content high up in Bing search results, so that searching for specific Reddit communities, pages, and info will spit back information gleaned from subreddits, AMAs ...
Microsoft adds more AI-powered updates to Bing, Cortana, Office 365ZDNet
Microsoft's path to a smarter Bing and Cortana includes tapping Reddit users' opinionsPCWorld
Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnershipTechCrunch
CNET -PCMag -Engadget -VentureBeat
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If You've Got an Older Android Phone, Google Just Threw You a Bone
This February Google finally brought the Google Assistant from the Pixel and Google Home to other Android devices, but they were newer products like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. Older phone owners were stuck with upgrading or going Assistant-less ...
Google bringing the Assistant to tablets and Lollipop Android phonesSearch Engine Land
Google Assistant Rolls Out To More Android Phones And TabletsAndroid Headlines
Google Assistant Heads to Tablets, Older Android PhonesPCMag
9to5Google -Engadget -CNET -ZDNet
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Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard 2.0 Spacecraft Soar in 1st Test Flight
Blue Origin took its new reusable spaceship out for its first spin yesterday (Dec. 12), and you can watch the test flight's highlights in a dramatic new video. The video shows the next-gen New Shepard rocket-capsule combo, which Blue Origin is ...
As Elon Musk's SpaceX eyes another historic first, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin returns to flightWashington Post
Blue Origin launches New Shepard test flightSpaceflight Now
'Mannequin Skywalker' takes flight on Blue Origin rocketCNNMoney
Popular Mechanics -Business Insider -Ars Technica -SpaceNews
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Slate Magazine

Is This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?
Slate Magazine
‘Oumuamua This artist's impression shows the first interstellar asteroid: 'Oumuamua. This unique object was discovered on Oct. 19 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. ESO/M. Kornmesser. Are intelligent extraterrestrials trying to communicate ...
Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary ScienceScientific American
Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftAOL
Interstellar Visitor To Be Scanned for Signs of Alien TechnologyYahoo Finance -HeraldScotland -teleSUR English
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Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating Mirai Botnet
Three hackers have pleaded guilty for creating the infamous Mirai botnet, an army of infected computers that has been assaulting internet services across the world. Last week, Paras Jha and Dalton Norman, both 21, as well as 20-year-old Josiah White ...
US Charges Three Men with Creating and Running First-Ever Mirai BotnetBleepingComputer
Three men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacksReuters
Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead GuiltyKrebs on Security -Department of Justice
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Washington Post

Heading out to watch the Geminid meteor shower? Check this cloud forecast first.
Washington Post
The best meteor shower of the year peaks Wednesday night, but clouds may obstruct the view for some of us in the Lower 48. There's nothing like a thick deck of clouds to ruin a good meteor shower, am I right? There's a fast-moving Alberta clipper ...
Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch
How to see rock-comet 3200 PhaethonEarthSky
When to watch the year's best meteor showerNew York Daily News
Business Insider -NBC Bay Area -ABC News -Astronomy Magazine
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T-Mobile to launch pay TV service to end your pain
T-Mobile will offer a paid service starting next year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. T-Mobile is getting into the the television business with the acquisition of Layer3 TV, a TV tech company. The new service will launch next year, according to T-Mobile ...
T-Mobile wants to 'Un-carrier' television with its own serviceAndroid Police
Now T-Mobile wants to take on the cable TV bundleFast Company
T-Mobile to acquire Layer3 TV, aiming to launch TV service in 2018TmoNews
YouTube -T-Mobile Newsroom -Variety
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Mac Rumors

Apple to Invest $390 Million in Finisar, US Maker of iPhone X TrueDepth Camera Lasers
Mac Rumors
Apple announced on Wednesday its plans to invest $390 million in Finisar Corp, which supplies components for the vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) found in the iPhone X True Depth camera. The investment will be used to build a plant in ...
Apple ready to expand Advanced Manufacturing Fund beyond $1B, COO saysAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple just confirmed how important the iPhone X's 3D camera really isBGR
Why Apple is putting $400 million into lasersRecode
CNET -The Verge -9to5Mac -Business Insider
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