Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico

A Loon balloon being readied for deployment.  Alphabet Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is hoping its high-flying internet balloons can help the people of Puerto Rico, about a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall. On Friday, the search giant announced some balloons from its Project Loon program had been deployed over Puerto Rico, in an effort […]

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Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico

A Loon balloon being readied for deployment.  Alphabet Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is hoping its high-flying internet balloons can help the people of Puerto Rico, about a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall. On Friday, the search giant announced some balloons from its Project Loon program had been deployed over Puerto Rico, in an effort […]

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Project Loon brings limited internet access to Puerto Rico

A Loon balloon being readied for deployment.  Alphabet Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is hoping its high-flying internet balloons can help the people of Puerto Rico, about a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall. On Friday, the search giant announced some balloons from its Project Loon program had been deployed over Puerto Rico, in an effort […]

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‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ made Sean Young young again

Enlarge Image The real Sean Young as Rachael in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic “Blade Runner”. Getty Images Sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049” harks back to the 1982 original in lots of subtle ways. But the most striking callback has to be the return of one of the original movie’s major characters looking exactly the same […]

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ made Sean Young young again

Enlarge Image The real Sean Young as Rachael in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic “Blade Runner”. Getty Images Sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049” harks back to the 1982 original in lots of subtle ways. But the most striking callback has to be the return of one of the original movie’s major characters looking exactly the same […]

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Chinese phone maker Vivo entering Hong Kong, Russia and beyond

The Vivo Xplay6 looked like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. Aloysius Low/CNET You may not have heard of Vivo, but you would have seen its phones in “Captain America: Civil War.”  Besides making product placement cameos, the Chinese company is actually the world’s fifth largest phone maker, as well one of the big four in China […]

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Google Pixel 2 XL screen fix may be on the way

The Pixel 2 XL’s OLED screen isn’t as vibrant as it should be. Josh Miller/CNET The Google Pixel 2 XL is garnering great reviews, except for one big issue: its screen. The phone’s OLED screen suffers from muted colors and a blue shift, but Google is considering a fix.  According to a statement sent to […]

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