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Global Gadget News for 16 Jan 2019

Intel reported to have a newThe chip has to be bought by OEMs in an auction.
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YouTube already frowns on challenges and pranks that put people at risk, but it's making that policy more explicit in light of the recent rise of Bird Box-inspired dares. The service has updated its... guidelines to directly ban all challenges and pran...
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Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 PieEven as Samsung has seemingly pushed back the rollout of the One UI update for the Galaxy Note 9 to February, it seems to have opened the door for an older model. Unlike with the Galaxy S9 and the... Galaxy Note 9, it seems that Samsung is starting with the Galaxy Note 8 when it comes to the beta program. …
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Electronic Arts and Amazon are doing their version of the old "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" and "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" bit. The companies announced today that a... companion skill for dedicated fans of The Sims wil...
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Twitter on Android finallyThe word "timeline" itself suggests something chronological in nature. Back when social networks were simpler and less assuming, that was definitely the case. These days, however, they have redefined... timelines to be anything but chronological, forcing you to see something that may have happened days ago just because it's trending. Twitter is, fortunately, giving users back the ability to decide …
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Defendants Charged in AllegedU.S. authorities have charged "a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders" with attempting to cash in on "market-moving corporate earnings news" stolen from Securities and Exchange... Commission systems, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
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FCC Trying to Postpone NetCiting an ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday moved to postpone the next phase of the lawsuit challenging its 2017 decision to... repeal net neutrality protections nationwide.
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Microsoft and Walgreens strikeWalgreens Boots Alliance, the pharmacy’s health and well-being enterprise, has teamed up with Microsoft on healthcare-related innovations, the companies have announced. The partnership will combine... Walgreen’s locations, health services, and similar offerings with Microsoft’s tech ‘to advance and improve the future of health care.’ The business deal arrives as Amazon eyes its own big move into the healthcare industry. This …
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Apple wins against Qualcomm inYou win some, you lose some, as they say. Though in the court of law, even a single loss can be devastating. But Apple can breathe a bit easier now that at least the regional court in Mannheim,... Germany has verbally declared that it doesn't infringe on the patents that Qualcomm insists it does. While that doesn't immediately affect an …
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it is bringing charges against a Ukranian hacker for breaking into the agency's corporate filing system to access nonpublic... information. The SEC is also charging a number of in...
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Verizon adds Apple Music asBack in August, Verizon brought Apple Music to its Unlimited subscribers as a free offering for six months. The company is back with an announcement about that perk, saying that Apple Music will now... be included with a couple of its plans as a permanent free fixture. The change will take place on January 17, but it’ll only be applicable …
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Critical Flaws Leave SomeOne of the nation's leading purveyors of security access badges and plastic ID cards is scrambling to patch multiple vulnerabilities in its system, which could allow attackers to covertly enter... secured buildings and obtain top-level access privileges, granting them the ability to modify a building's list of authorized...
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EA Star Wars open world game canceled

Slash Gear - 16 Jan 2019 05:34
EA Star Wars open world gameFans of any franchise, be it sci-fi or fantasy, would probably drool over the thought of living in an open world version of that fictional world. Even if said world is purely digital. Indeed, there... have been no shortage of plans and sometimes even low-budget attempts to have open world games based on The Lord of the Rings, Game of …
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Roku adds Auto Sign Out ModeSmart TVs and set-top boxes are great…until guests come over, use the system, and mess up your personalization. Depending on the platform and whether parental controls are enabled, guests could... potentially purchase and rent content from apps linked to the user’s card, mess up the content recommendations on their favorite services, and more. Roku is here with a solution to …
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A New Ghostbusters Movie, SetThe 2016 Ghostbusters reboot might have been a bit...divisive among certain audiences, but here's some news to please the haters, and also anyone else who just happens to fervently love Ghostbusters:... A brand-new Ghostbusters film, set in the same world as the 1984 original, is officially in the works.
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Apple releases officialThey closely resemble similar cases for prior iPhone models.
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G launch atXiaomi is preparing an event for February 24, according to a newly leaked invitation, and it may include the unveiling of the Mi Mix 3 5G. The invite appeared in a tweet, which was later deleted, but... not before a few people took notice. According to the deleted tweet, the anticipated event next month could involve the unveiling of a …
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The Grapevine Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies at 97, 'Proud as Can Be' of Her Black Heritage | Adequate Man We Need A New "America's Team" | Splinter Fox News Actually Had a Great Idea | Jezebel... Men Angry at Razors | The A.V. Club The ...
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Audi is hoping to attract families and groups of travelers to its Silvercar service, through which you can reserve and unlock cars with your phone, by adding its Q7 to the fleet. You can now reserve... the SUV in Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Mi...
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Apple Store Worker OpensOne day, while unboxing the latest deliveries of iPhones and headphone dongles, an employee at the Grand Central Apple store in New York City came across a package that was out of the ordinary. Rather... than being filled with addictive gadgets that cost a month's worth of rent, it contained a pound of crystal meth.
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New ultra-fast 3D printingResearchers with the University of Michigan have developed a new 3D printing technology that is capable of printing 100 times faster than normal 3D printers. Unlike traditional 3D printers, which work... by applying plastic down as layers, the new technology involves resin that is solidified upward at rapid speeds. The new method is capable of producing complex objects at speeds …
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iPhone XI leaked in new images

Slash Gear - 16 Jan 2019 00:00
iPhone XI leaked in new imagesA set of images of the iPhone XI, as it’s apparently called, leaked this afternoon from several angles. This new smartphone looks like it’ll change largely in external aesthetics more than it’ll... change in abilities – but looks may be deceiving. And in this case I think you might want to go ahead and hope looks are very, very deceiving …
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