Tags Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • 0 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The end of the year is near, even if the news cycle doesn’t seem to have noticed. GoFundMe returned more than $400,000 after learning one of the site’s campaigns was a scam. Fortnite, the shoot-’em-up video game, is reportedly set to turn a cool $3 billion in profit this year. And Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized for unwittingly funding an Alabama disinformation campaign. If you missed any of the action, now’s your chance to catch up. And don’t worry… there’ll be plenty more in 2019. You thought the net neutrality fight was over? Think againTime’s run out to restore the rules using a legislative loophole. The fight, however, is far from over. Sarah Tew/CNET From NASA to SpaceX, 2018 was a great year for space news The launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket headlined a year of marvelous space milestones. Virgin Galactic Here’s why Cher’s was the must-follow Twitter account of the yearThe global superstar is the antithesis of all the wrong types of tweeters. Samir Hussein/Getty Images From iPhone XR to Galaxy S9, we just had the best year for phones ever Phones were fast, powerful and brimming with exciting features. The 2019 crop will likely be better. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook Watch may have been the best part of the social network’s bad year But it wasn’t that great. Jessica Miglio Google employees found voice in protest this yearYou’ll likely hear more. James Martin/CNET Google Home’s 2018 in reviewOwning the smart home. Chris Monroe/CNET Fighting fake news on social media is going to get harderThe shift to messaging and ephemeral content will prove challenging. Joel Saget / AFP/Getty Images The best cars we drove in 2018You’ll want to drive ’em all. Steven Ewing/Roadshow ‘Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. Infowars and Silicon Valley: Everything you need to know about the tech industry’s free speech debate. Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice NASA Facebook Google Instagram Porsche Snapchat SpaceX Tesla Twitter Volkswagen Apple WhatsApp See All Apple reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Tech Industry Post a comment
Share In the months following the shooting at Santa Fe High School, administrators at a nearby Houston school district are cautiously preparing for a new year.After a school shooting occurs somewhere in the country, it’s become regular procedure at Aldine ISD to review their safety measures and protocols, according to the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Administration Kenneth Knippel. While the Santa Fe shooting happened close to home, he says their increased attention on school safety was initially sparked by the shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012. Angeline AbreraThis story was reported by Angeline Abrera, a 2018 PBS NewsHour Gwen Ifill Legacy Fellow. She and two other high school students from around the country were selected this year, granting them hands-on learning experiences at their local PBS stations.The fellowship was created in honor of the late Gwen Ifill, an award winning journalist who passed away in November 2016.