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10 things in tech you need to know today (AMZN, T, TWX, GOOG)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this morning.

1. Amazon launched a cloud computing service for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Secret Region is an Amazon Web Services product that's allowed to handle material that is classified at the "secret" level.

2. The FCC is reportedly planning a total repeal of net neutrality rules. Politico reports that the US organisation will today reveal a plan to remove net neutrality regulations, with a vote planned in December.

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Get ready for Thanksgiving with the 10 best cooking channels on YouTube

The biggest food holiday of the year is nearly upon us!

With just a few days to go until Thanksgiving, I've been practicing my annual tradition of marathon-watching cooking shows as inspiration. Unlike years past where I might've tuned in to the Food Network or some such, these days all the best cooking shows are online. 

Whether you're Binging with Babish, watching Matty Matheson scream around a kitchen, or going traditional with Julia Child, there are plenty of great options on YouTube right now to get you ready for the big day.

These are my favorites!

1. Food Wishes

Chef John's Food Wishes is my personal favorite YouTube channel about cooking. Not only does he have years of experience with cooking, but he's a hilariously quirky man. 


Uber is donating $1 million in cash and free rides to Meals on Wheels

Uber announced Monday it is partnering with Meals on Wheels America. The app-based taxi company said it will donate $1 million over the next two years to the organization, including the cost of promotional codes that will allow Meals on Wheels volunteers to get free rides when they are out on deliveries. Uber employees will also volunteer at Meals on Wheels affiliates across the country.

Uber is teaming up with Meals on Wheels America as part of a two-year charitable partnership.

As part of the deal announced Monday, Uber is donating $1 million in cash and and rides to the charity, which delivers free meals to those in need. Uber employees will also be volunteering with Meals on Wheels.


AT&T will face an antitrust lawsuit over its $84.5 billion Time Warner deal

The US Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit seeking to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner. The news of the lawsuit follows reports that the department demanded AT&T and Time Warner sell Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN.

AT&T's rocky quest to complete its acquisition of Time Warner just hit another speed bump.

The US Department of Justice sued to block the company's $84.5 billion takeover of Time Warner.


This enormous national lab helped give birth to the nuclear age — here's what's going on inside now

LEMONT, Illinois — I thought my first visit to a Department of Energy lab would be reminiscent of the Hawkins National Laboratory, the top-secret facility depicted in "Stranger Things."

The Argonne National Laboratory, founded in 1946, is roughly 30 miles from downtown Chicago in Lemont, Illinois. It grew out of the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago, which resulted in the development of the atomic bomb. 

I recently toured the facility, and though I didn't find any demogorgons or teens with telekinetic abilities, I watched scientists work with sponges that can soak up oil and longer-lasting next-generation batteries.


Elon Musk hints that upgraded Roadster could be able to 'fly short hops' (TSLA)

Tesla will offer a special upgrade package for its new Roadster. The upgrade package could include rocket technology that enables the car to "fly short hops," CEO Elon Musk said.  The new Roadster begins pricing at $200,000. 

Tesla's new Roadster may have an unprecedented feature. 

Last Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the next-generation Roadster at a press event. With a 0-60 mph time of just 1.9 seconds, the base model of the car is crazy quick. But Musk said on Sunday that there will be a special upgrade package that would take the car to the "next level."


8 photos of the Tu-160M2, the new long-range super bomber that Russia just unveiled

Russia unveiled its new Tu-160M2 Blackjack long-range super bomber on Thursday — an upgrade to the Tu-160M and original Tu-160, according to The Drive.

"While ostensibly an improved variant of the Soviet-era Tu-160, the Tu-160M2 is a new bomber in all but name," Russian media said, according to The Aviationist.

The new Blackjack is expected to make its maiden flight in 2018 and go into mass production in 2021.

Its full capabilities are therefore still unknown — but here's what we know so far:

Russia unveiled the new Tu-160M2 White Swan — codenamed Blackjack by NATO — on Thursday.

8 women reportedly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against TV legend Charlie Rose

Eight women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against TV legend Charlie Rose, three of the eight on the record, according to a report in The Washington Post.

The allegations include lewd calls, groping and nudity, according to the report:

"Five described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they perceived as a test to gauge their reactions. Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them. One said he groped her buttocks at a staff party."


19 powerful men in politics and media accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein fell from his lofty pedestal atop the entertainment industry in October after more than 80 women accused him of varying degrees of sexual misconduct.

Since the accusations against Weinstein came to light, the floodgates have opened and scores of women have come out with allegations against some of the most powerful figures in media and politics.


29 ways you're annoying everyone in the office

Everyone has bad workplace habits Whether you realize it or not, they could be driving your coworkers nuts. You're best avoiding certain habits at work, like eating smelly food at your desk or talking politics.

Americans with full-time jobs spend about a third of their weekdays at work.

So it's understandable that in all that time you spend around your coworkers and bosses, you're bound to let a bad habit or two slip.

Many of these office faux pas, however, may be avoided — you just need to know what it is that drives everyone around you nuts.

For the sake of your office compatriots, take a moment to remind yourself what behavior at work may be negatively affecting others.

Showing up late to work

"Punctuality is critical," says Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an 


AT&T CEO on whether Trump's CNN antipathy is behind DOJ lawsuit: No one 'should be surprised the question keeps coming up'

AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson blasted the US Department of Justice over an impending lawsuit. The department is fighting to block a merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Stephenson said the company will not sell off CNN to satisfy the department.

AT&T's CEO blasted the US Department of Justice following news that the agency will sue to block the company's $84.5 billion takeover of Time Warner.

In a press conference in New York on Monday, Randall Stephenson said he was "surprised to be here," and that the lawsuit was "unprecedented" and "defies logic."

He also balked at the proposal reportedly floated by DOJ antitrust officials that the company


MARK CUBAN: 'The big losers' of the DOJ's battle to block the Time Warner-AT&T merger will be Google and Facebook

Mark Cuban thinks the big losers of the DOJ's decision to sue to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger will be Google and Facebook. The DOJ announced Monday that it would sue to block the deal.

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban on Monday said he thinks Facebook and Google will be "big losers" of the Justice Department's intention to sue to block the proposed merger between Time Warner and AT&T.

"Their media advertising, content and distribution dominance will be a defense at trial," Cuban tweeted Monday. "That could create bigger issues for them."

The DOJ announced hours earlier that it is suing to block AT&T's proposed $84.5 billion takeover of Time Warner. The antitrust lawsuit announcement followed weeks of speculation that included reports the DOJ


Sarah Huckabee Sanders forces White House reporters to say what they're thankful for

Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked White House correspondents to say what they're thankful for before asking questions at a press briefing. Reporters thanked their families and the First Amendment.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders required reporters to give thanks before asking questions at a press briefing on Monday.

"I want to share a few things that I'm thankful for, and I think it would be nice to do so as well before asking your questions," Sanders said before the briefing.

Sanders thanked her family, President Donald Trump, the White House press pool, law enforcement, first responders, and the "brave men and women of the military."

Most reporters thanked their families and significant others. 


Square is taking on the big cryptocurrency exchanges — and it represents a $30 million opportunity (SQ)

Square is running a trial that allows some users of its Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. A full roll-out of the trial could translate into $30 million in revenues for the company, according to Credit Suisse. It could also cut into the market share of existing cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase. 

Square, the online payments company founded by Twitter's Jack Dorsey, has been running a trial that allows users of its Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. 

And both Wall Street and the crypto world thinks the company stands a good chance at breaking into the nascent digital coin market. 


AT&T is using the growing power of Silicon Valley to justify its acquisition of Time Warner (T)

AT&T is pushing back against the US government's attempt to block it's acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson cited the power of Silicon Valley companies like Google, Facebook Amazon and Netflix to defend against the idea that the deal would hurt competition. "This defies logic," Stephenson said.

Here's a surprise: an old media CEO citing the growing power of new media to try and get his away. 

On Monday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson responded to the US government's attempt to block it's acquisition of Time Warner, citing giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Netflix as examples of companies with expanding clout.


CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg suspend Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations

CBS, PBS, and Bloomberg announced they have suspended Charlie Rose amid accusations he sexually harassed his female colleagues. Eight women accused Rose of varying levels of misconduct in a bombshell Washington Post report on Monday. Rose released a statement apologizing for his actions.

CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg have announced they have suspended Charlie Rose after a bombshell report in which eight women accused the longtime journalist of sexual harassment.

A CBS News spokesperson said, "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately" while the network looks into the allegations. "These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously," the statement read.

PBS sought to distance itself from Rose in its own statement:

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribu...

Amazon holiday hiring is reaching sky-high levels — this year's tally will be about 120,000 (AMZN)

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, American consumers and retailers are gearing up for the annual post-Turkey Day holiday spending bonanza. In preparation for the madness, Amazon has said it plans to hire some 120,000 seasonal employees at sites in 33 US states.

The e-commerce giant is bringing in extra people to work in its warehouses and customer service centers, and to work with some of its Prime service offerings, including Prime Pantry, which delivers everyday packaged goods to consumers. As we can see in this chart from Statista, the number of seasonal employees Amazon hires has grown considerably since 2012 as e-commerce has taken off.


Charlie Rose, a TV icon, is accused of improper behavior by former interns

Three women who formerly interned for Charlie Rose told Business Insider that they experienced inappropriate behavior. One spoke of Rose touching her legs in the back of a car as he had his driver take her to her college dormitory. Two others spoke of Rose opening the door to his home wearing nothing but a bathrobe and inviting them in. The allegations are distinct from those reported by The Washington Post, but similar in nature: namely, the women say he took advantage of them as they sought professional opportunities. Delivering research to Rose's home was 'the worst job,' one intern said, because of his reputation.

Charlie Rose, the television news icon, is facing accusations of lewd and inappropriate behavior leveled in 


21 popular TV shows that critics hate, but normal people love

How much do critics matter?

For many TV shows, it seems like not that much. In fact, some of the most critically panned TV shows on the air are the most loved by audiences, and have big ratings.

We already collected a list of some new fall TV shows from 2017 that critics hate (but normal people love), and noticed huge differences in other popular shows as well. So we collected a longer list of current TV shows critics don't like, but everyone else loves enough to tune in every week — or to binge-watch on Netflix.

We used critic and audience scores from Rotten Tomatoes to judge, and some the differences are staggering.


This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.

A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls "plantscrapers" — office towers that contain giant indoor farms. Plantagon is constructing its first plantscraper in Linköping, Sweden.

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