Apple sues chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing monopoly

Apple on Friday sued Qualcomm, accusing the California chipmaker of abusing its market power to demand unfair royalties, echoing charges filed days earlier by US antitrust regulators.

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Secure e-mail service Lavabit relaunches, citing need for security in “post-Snowden world”

When Edward Snowden leaked details of the NSA’s mass surveillance program PRISM in 2013, he had been using a secure e-mail service called Lavabit. Later that summer, the service shut ...

7 hours ago from The Verge

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The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate

Comic Sans is one of the most recognizable fonts around. Inspired by comic books, it was developed by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for use in an obscure software product known as Microsoft ...

2 hours ago from Techspot

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Tesla will have 'major' car revisions almost every year

If you're a Tesla buyer, you were probably miffed when you realized that the self-driving hardware revision rendered your car obsolete, even if it was just weeks old. However, ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Unwanted Trump in your feed? Twitter says it's sorry - CNET

Some Twitter users who weren't interested in following The Donald via the official presidential account, @POTUS, wound up following him anyway.

23 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices

The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on ...

Sat 21 Jan 17 from Engadget

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Hackers hit Sundance film fest, shutting down box office - CNET

A cyberattack leveled the indie film fest's ticketing systems for less than an hour.

Sat 21 Jan 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Carnegie Mellon AI ‘Libratus’ Is Smoking Top Pro Poker Players With Tell Reads And Bluffing

These days, machine-learning along with artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly capable, and we're seeing their use applied to things we might not have immediately expected. Case ...

3 hours ago from HotHardware

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Uber agrees to $20M settlement of FTC complaint over driver pay, financing

The FTC said Uber exaggerated the amount drivers could earn and misled them about the benefits of its car financing options.

Fri 20 Jan 17 from The Washington Post

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