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Dealmaster: Pre-order a Pixel 4 and get a $100 gift card
Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a pre-order deal for Google's Pixel 4 smartphones, which were formally unveiled earlier this week. Various retailers—including Best Buy, Amazon, and Google's online store—are currently bundling a $100 gift card with pre-orders of the new devices at their standard MSRPs.

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Anyone can fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10—just grab a clear phone case
Samsung is once again in hot water for a shoddy biometrics implementation. This time the culprit is the Galaxy S10 and its ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader, which apparently can be unlocked by anyone as long as there is a screen protector or some other piece of transparent plastic between a finger and the sensor.

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Yahoo is deleting all content ever posted to Yahoo Groups
Yahoo Groups is shutting down after more than 18 years, and the Verizon-owned company is deleting all content from the site in mid-December. "Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site," the company said in a notice to users. "Beginning October 28, you won't be able to upload any more…

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Acer Swift 3 review: Better as a budget device than as a mid-range laptop
The Acer Swift 3 laptop is not a flagship, but its lack of anything strange, striking, or gimmicky may work in its favor. While the Swift 3 starts at $479, most of its configurations (including our review unit) cost between $699 and $999. That puts it in line with the entry-level models of the HP Envy and Dell's Inspiron 13…

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Chrome rolls out new protections preventing password and data theft
Google is temporarily increasing the rewards it pays for hacks that exploit holes in a beefed-up security protection that debuted in desktop versions of Chrome last month. Chrome for Android, meanwhile, is receiving a slimmed-down version of the same protection. For a limited time, Google will boost its normal bounty amounts for exploits that allow one site the browser is…

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Feds bust massive child porn sharing site—hundreds of users arrested
Authorities have shut down a massive underground child pornography network, arresting 337 alleged users in the process, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. The mastermind, a South Korean man named Jong Wo Son, ran the Tor hidden service from a server in his bedroom, according to authorities. The feds say the site hosted 200,000 video files.

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Blizzard belatedly punishes college Hearthstone team for Hong Kong protest
The American University team that held up a sign reading "Free Hong Kong Boycott Blizz" during a tournament stream last week has now received a six-month ban from competition, according to a tweet from team member Casey Chambers. Further ReadingBlizzard reinstates Hong Kong protestor’s prize, says “China had no influence”"We expect all players to follow the Collegiate Championship rules," the…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on: Tried, true, and tough
Further Reading hands-on: Finally, a solid EA Star Wars game⁠—is that enough?But enter Respawn Entertainment, the original developer behind the franchise. The previously shooter-focused studio is coming hot off the big commercial success of free-to-play battle royale , as well as , which many critics (myself included) deemed one of the greatest single-player shooters of all time, even though it…

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Child porn purveyor learns the hard way that bitcoin is traceable
Authorities have shut down a massive underground child pornography network, arresting 337 alleged users in the process, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. The mastermind, a South Korean man named Jong Wo Son, ran the Tor hidden service from a server in his bedroom, according to authorities. The feds say the site hosted 200,000 video files.