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Cable TV customer satisfaction falls even further behind streaming video

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | amesy) Netflix and other online video services have expanded their customer-satisfaction lead over cable and satellite TV, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) found in its annual telecommunications report released today. Streaming-video services averaged a score of 76 on the ACSI’s 100-point scale, up from 75 last year. Meanwhile, the …

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A year after Hawaii’s Kīlauea eruptions, a nearby geothermal plant eyes restart

Enlarge / May 21, 2018: Lava erupts and flows from a Kīlauea volcano fissure, near to the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant on Hawaii’s Big Island near Pahoa, Hawaii. The plant, currently shut down in the wake of encroaching volcanic activity, provides electricity to around 25 percent of the island. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Last …

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All hail the Chosen One: Schwarzenegger and Fassbender to star in Kung Fury 2

Enlarge / David Sandberg will reprise his role as Kung Fury, a Miami detective with superpowers who travels through time to take out Hitler. (credit: YouTube/Laser Unicorns) Kung Fury is a ridiculously over-the-top short film that became an instant cult classic, racking up over 32 million views on YouTube since it debuted in 2015. And …

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The US DOC gives Huawei a 90-day window to support existing devices

Enlarge (credit: Huawei) The Trump administration is working to ban Huawei products from the US market and ban US companies from supplying the Chinese company with software and components. The move will have wide-ranging consequences for Huawei’s smartphone, laptop, and telecom-equipment businesses. For the next 90 days, though, Huawei will be allowed to support those …

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FDA safety scandal: 50K hidden reports of heart device malfunctioning

Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Md. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The Food and Drug Administration allowed the maker of a faulty implantable heart device to secretly log 50,000 malfunction incidents, according to a series of investigations by Kaiser Health News. The device—the Sprint Fidelis, made by Medtronic—consists of …

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with updated keyboard, 8-core 9th-gen Intel CPUs

Enlarge / The 2017 and 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros side by side. Each has a butterfly keyboard. (credit: Samuel Axon) In the second update to the current crop of MacBook Pros since they were released in July 2018, Apple this week has expanded the available CPU options for both the 13-inch and 15-inch models. The …

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Huawei’s US ban: A look at the hardware (and software) supply problems

The parts of the P30 Pro, courtesy iFixit. [credit:iFixit ] President Trump’s Huawei ban is in full effect, and companies from all over the country are announcing they will no longer be doing business with Huawei. Google, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Intel are all cutting ties with Huawei, and once this new 90-day exemption is up, …

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