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Alfred Ng / CNET:
Justice Department charges Behzad Mesri, an Iranian citizen, for allegedly hacking HBO and demanding a $6M bitcoin ransom in July   —  A federal grand jury has charged a man accused of ruining HBO's summer.  —  In July, a hacker leaked a script for an upcoming episode of popular HBO series …
Nov 21, 2017, 11:09 AMIn context
Megan Wollerton / CNET:
Nest Secure review: the home security system is responsive and has a useful temporary disarm feature, but it's expensive at $499, won't work with some routers   —  I wouldn't mind getting Nest Secure as a gift, but $499 is a lot for a home security starter kit.
Nov 9, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Megan Wollerton / CNET:
Amazon Cloud Cam review: affordable, free cloud storage, and crisp 1080p HD video, but continuous video recording is unavailable, no local microSD card support   —  Amazon's Cloud Cam finds the right balance for DIY security  —  Compare These … Review Sections
Nov 8, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung Electronics' Q3 profits, driven by memory chip demand, nearly tripled YoY to $12.92B on $55.18B revenue, up 30% YoY, mobile sales rose 23% YoY to $2B   —  The Korean company is making a lot of money from its components business.  —  Samsung may be known for its phones …
Oct 31, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Unofficial “@RepublicanParty” Instagram account, which is not in violation of community guidelines, has four times more followers than the official GOP account   —  There's an Instagram account that uses the Republican Party name — and it's four times as popular as the official one.
Oct 29, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon Echo Plus review: falls short as a Zigbee smart home hub, and Alexa app's smart home controls need more refinement and features   —  The Echo Plus is a great smart speaker, but a mediocre smart hub.  In most cases, you're better off just getting the Echo.
Oct 28, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon Key bundle launched with security camera and smart door lock that lets couriers unlock your door; price starts at $250, preorder today, available Nov. 8   —  The new in-home service will roll out to 37 US metro areas next month and eventually allow you to let in a dog walker or house cleaner, too.
Oct 25, 2017, 7:25 AMIn context
Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile reports Q3 profit of $550M, adds 595K postpaid phone subs, meets expectations with $10B in revenue; earnings call skipped amid Sprint merger rumors   —  The “Un-carrier” boasted another strong quarter, but everyone's just wondering when its deal with Sprint will go down.
Oct 23, 2017, 8:20 AMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy   —  Review Sections  —  Review  — CNET - Appliances - Smart Home - Amazon Echo (2017)  —  Three years after the debut of the original …
Oct 21, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Google Home Mini review: stylish-looking and sounds a bit better than Echo Dot but lacks a line-out jack, requires Chromecast Audio to use with another speaker   —  The Google Home Mini sounds better and looks better than the Echo Dot — but Google needs to innovate if it wants to catch Alexa.
Oct 8, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context

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