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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / FCC members Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, US, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission chairman's proposal...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge / A shot from the trailer for Super Mario 64 Online, which has since been taken down from YouTube by a Nintendo DMCA request. Nintendo has issued a number of DMCA copyright takedown notices aimed at hindering a popular mod that adds...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / A new startup aims to make lidars, like the two shown here, obsolete. (credit: Wired) Silicon Valley is crawling with startups looking for a piece of the emerging self-driving car business. One of those startups, Aeva, just came out of...

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By: David Kravets

Enlarge / San Diego Comic-Con prepares for IP "genericide" warfare. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images) The future survival of the trademarked term "Comic-Con" is at stake. The trademark is facing its potential doom because of the legal fallout...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Tesla is working on custom silicon for its self-driving software in partnership with AMD, CNBC reported on Wednesday. "The carmaker has received back samples of the...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Daniel Arauz) Last month, a federal judge in Oakland, California, ruled that police must generally have a warrant before they use a cell-site simulator to locate a criminal suspect. However, the same judge also ruled that, in this ...

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By: Chris Lee

Enlarge / Behold, the Bullet Cluster. (credit: NASA) Dark matter was first proposed to explain the speed at which stars orbit the center of their galaxies. Ever since, the search for other lines of evidence for dark matter has been an...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO—A three-judge panel at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to lean in favor of Uber in a case that could have a profound impact on the future of employment and gig economy...

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By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge The Google and HTC deal is official, it's just not quite what we were expecting. Google isn't buying HTC outright, à la Motorola, but is instead Google and HTC have "signed an agreement" to send some of HTC's employees over to Google,...

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After weeks (months, and years) of speculation, HTC has announced that its "Powered by HTC" R&D division -- the team behind Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones -- will be purchased by Google with $1.1 billion in cash....

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow...

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Mashable
By: Pete Pachal

The rumors are (mostly) true: Google is buying a part of HTC to beef up its hardware business. Google announced the agreement late Wednesday. Senior Vice President of Hardware Rock Osterloh wrote in a blog post that a "team of HTC talent" would join ...

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The New York Times
By: DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.

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Cnet
By: Roger Cheng

The deal allows Google to hire certain HTC employees, many of whom already work with Google on Pixel phones.

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Fortune
By: Robert Hackett

The Taiwanese company helps make Google's Pixel phones.

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Tech Crunch
By: Catherine Shu

 The $1.1 billion cooperation deal announced today between HTC and Google ended months of speculation, but prompted new questions. Chief among them is if the agreement and cash infusion can save HTC, which has struggled with a series of...

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Google’s $1.1 billion deal with HTC carries risks, but the internet giant needs more scale if it is to maintain its influence in the smartphone business.

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

HTC and Google have just made official a $1.1 billion agreement whereby a substantial proportion of HTC’s smartphone design and engineering team will move to work for Google. While the specific details of the deal have not yet been disclosed, one...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company announced that it purchased “a team of HTC talent” from HTC’s Pixel phone division, which will now move and work in-house at Google helping design mobile phones. The HTC unit developed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL...

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Thurrott
By: Paul Thurrott

Google is stealing away about 2,000 employees from struggling smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion in cash. The post Google Steals Away Key Smartphone Assets from HTC appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Google and HTC have entered into an agreement where certain HTC employees will join Google. As part of the transaction, HTC will receive $1.1B USD in cash from Google. Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual ...

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

Of the three most influential companies in smartphone design, Nokia fragmented into a million pieces after being bought out by Microsoft, Apple is still going strong, and Google just bought the third with its $1.1 billion deal with HTC. The reason...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge / The control center has a new interface for adjusting brightness. Apple's new iOS 11 software for iPhones and iPads rolled out yesterday, but its adoption is slightly slower than that of its predecessor, and as is often the case, various ...

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge / With Windows breaking less often, scenes like this should become a thing of the past. (credit: Lee Adlaf) Windows 10 is getting better and better, Microsoft insists, as it works to build confidence in the operating system in the run up...

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By: Dan Goodin

Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Hackers behind the massive Equifax data breach...

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By: Joe Mullin

Enlarge / Employees inspect an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh last year. (credit: Getty Images) Waymo will be seeking at least $2.6 billion in damages against Uber in an upcoming trade secret trial, which could start next month. The...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / Ellen Ochoa, left, with Fred Haise, center, and David Alexander at Rice University's Apollo 13 event in September. (credit: Eric Berger) Ellen Ochoa is a four-time astronaut who has served as director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge (credit: Nest) Alphabet-owned Nest announced several new products today, all of them focused on home security. Two new cameras have been introduced—the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor and Nest Hello—along with Nest Secure, a multi-device home...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Zika, the virus that started it all. (credit: Getty | BSIP) Following recent news that Zika virus can lurk in semen for months, a pair of infectious-disease researchers got to wondering: how many other viruses can hang out down...

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By: Jeff Dunn

Enlarge (credit: Motorola) Motorola’s Moto X4 is coming to Google’s Project Fi network, and it’s bringing Android One along with it. On Wednesday, Google announced that Motorola’s latest smartphone will work with its cellular MVNO service, ...

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Google's efforts to disrupt the mobile carrier network have certainly proven popular for people who can feasibly use it, but it's no secret that the rollout of Project Fi has been restricted by the narrow choice of handsets available. Now, ...

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Phandroid
By: Ashley King

Project Fi is getting a new trade-in program that will grand service credit when you turn in an eligible device. Language found on the Google Store suggests it will be available there, too.

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

Google will bring its Android One program to the U.S. for the first time with Motorola's new Moto X4. The phone, which runs the "pure Android experience" without any carrier or manufacturer bloatware, will be available for Google's Project Fi...

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By: Diana Gitig

Enlarge / The estrogen receptor, bound to a steroid. (credit: PDB) Studying alternate realities has traditionally been the purview of physicists, cosmologists, and philosophers. Maybe theologians. But at the University of Chicago, biochemists,...

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By: Dan Goodin

Enlarge (credit: https://securityequifax2017.com/) The official Equifax Twitter account encouraged people to visit a knock-off website that mocks the company's security practices instead of the site the company created to warn of a massive data...

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Mashable
By: Jack Morse

In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a security blunder of epic proportions — however, it appears the company is just getting...

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Cnet
By: Alfred Ng

Can you tell the difference between equifaxsecurity2017.com and securityequifax2017.com? One is a lookalike support page set up to teach Equifax a lesson.

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Fortune
By: Robert Hackett

Even the customer support team can't avoid the scams.

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / A beach on Mornington Peninsula, a hotbed for the mysterious disease. (credit: Fir0002) In the last year, cases of a ghastly but mysterious flesh-eating bacterial infection have more than doubled in Victoria, Australia, raising alarm...

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By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge / The all-glass back of the HTC U11. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Evidence is mounting that Google is going to buy HTC. Bloomberg's Tim Culpan is reporting HTC shares will halt trading tomorrow pending a "major announcement" from the company....

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

As HTC nears a major announcement about its future on Thursday, Bloomberg today published a report claiming that Google is closing in on a deal to acquire “assets” from the company. HTC is reportedly planning to hold a town hall meeting at its...

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By: Ars Staff

Enlarge / The game doesn't judge you for getting your hands dirty anymore. Ten minutes into Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I thought it was a slick standalone addition with smart mechanical improvements over its predecessor. An hour later, it ...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / Comcast executive David Cohen testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, on May 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer) President Donald Trump said on the campaign ...

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By: Jeff Dunn

Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected. The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week. In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with...

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By: Peter Bright

Enlarge / Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. (credit: Studio Canal) For fans of the 1984 thriller The Terminator and its 1991 action sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the sequels have been a consistent disappointment. I'm hesitant to get my hopes up ...

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Popsugar Celebrity
By: Quinn Keaney

A sixth Terminator movie is on the way, and it's already got quite the cast. Both of the stars from the 1984 original, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have agreed to return for the new installment. The Hollywood Reporter announced the...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / Jim Bridentstine, left, in the halls of Congress. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who was nominated to become NASA's next administrator by the Trump administration on Sept. 1, may get a Senate...

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By: Ars Staff

Enlarge (credit: Cultura RM Exclusive/KaPe Schmidt/GettyImages) Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data. Research into machine learning and analytics is already yielding success in turning...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Richard Lewis) An Arizona man was sentenced Monday to four years of federal probation after he pled guilty to effectively holding a corporate website hostage and redirecting it to a gay porn site for several days in 2015. The...

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By: Dan Goodin

(credit: Hanno Böck) There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes servers to leak pieces of arbitrary memory in a way that could expose passwords or other secrets, a freelance journalist has disclosed. The vulnerability can be...

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By: Sam Machkovech

Enlarge / Have you struggled to understand Steam review bomb incidents? Do these incredibly unclear line charts help at all? (credit: Valve Software) Steam, the largest digital PC game storefront in the West, continues to struggle with...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Record seizure of fentanyl in Queens NY could kill 32 million people. (credit: NYPD) In a startling announcement, authorities in New York and New Jersey reported Monday that they had confiscated a whopping 122 kilograms (nearly 270...

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By: David Kravets

Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) A Texas outlaw on the Lone Star State's 10 most-wanted list was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after he posted a video to Instagram of himself showing off his arsenal of weapons. Christopher...

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By: Eric Berger

Enlarge / Hurricane Maria's satellite appearance on Tuesday evening. (credit: NOAA) Only one Category 5 hurricane has ever made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. That was the 1928 Okeechobee...

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By: Ars Staff

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's roundup includes several discounts on Dell desktops and laptops, including an Inspiron 3650 desktop with a Core i7 (6th-gen) chip, 16GB of ...

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By: John Timmer

Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Does it make sense to build something that will almost certainly end up wrecked before its useful lifetime is over? In most contexts, the answer is clearly "no," since doing so is a waste of money and resources. ...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Sen. Ron Wyden is a critic of SESTA. (credit: Ron Wyden) The United States Senate is moving toward passage of a bill that would—for the first time—water down a landmark 1996 law that shields website operators from lawsuits and state...

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By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) Uber has sued an advertising firm, Fetch Media, over allegations that the British firm and its Japanese parent company, Dentsu, fraudulently billed Uber tens of millions of dollars for various fake...

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By: Scott K. Johnson

Enlarge / The gloves came off long ago. (credit: John McArthur) Those prone to rejecting the conclusions of climate science sometimes fixate on weird things. For years, there has been a concerted effort to prove that a specific paleoclimate...

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By: Samuel Axon

Enlarge / iOS 11, which will ship with the iPhone 8, has a renovated app store. As expected, Apple has begun rolling iOS 11 out to iPhones and iPads today in most regions. You can probably download it right now, and, if not, you’ll be able to...

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Mashable
By: Monica Chin

Finally! After months of public beta testing, iOS 11 is officially available for download, and you'll want to try out it for all the sweet new features. SEE ALSO: iOS 11 review: Great on iPhone, extraordinary on iPad The easiest way to update to iOS ...

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Tech Crunch
By: Romain Dillet

 Apple has just released the final version of iOS 11. This update is packed with new features for the iPad and new core frameworks for the iPhone. The update is currently rolling out and is available both over-the-air in the Settings app, and...

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By: Joe Mullin

Enlarge / A man holds a sign of Pepe the frog, an alt-right icon, during a rally in Berkeley, California in April 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Matt Furie created the cartoon character Pepe the Frog in 2005 as a kind of peaceful...

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By: Kyle Orland

Enlarge This weekend, Switch owners learned their consoles are apparently holding a hidden copy of the NES game Golf, along with a built-in NES emulator designed to run it. But Switch hacker yellows8 and others who have been able to run that...

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By: Jon Brodkin

Enlarge (credit: T-Mobile) T-Mobile USA will soon let subscribers to its unlimited data plans use at least 50GB of data each month before risking slowdowns in congested areas. All four major nationwide carriers slow down their heaviest data...

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By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / Gab insists that its frog mascot is not related to Pepe, the cartoon frog that has been adopted as a mascot for the alt-right. (credit: Yamanaka Tamaki) It's not easy to host extremist right-wing content on the modern Internet. Gab, a...

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By: Dan Goodin

(credit: Álvaro Millán) Researchers have devised malware that can jump airgaps by using the infrared capabilities of an infected network's surveillance cameras to transmit data to and from attackers. The malware prototype could be a crucial...

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By: Beth Mole

Enlarge / Youth Pee-Wee football players wait to take the field. (credit: Getty | Kirby Lee) Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests. Among 214 former amateur and...

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The New York Times
By: KEN BELSON

The Boston University study links cognitive and behavioral problems later in life — among all players, not just in the N.F.L. — to playing tackle at a young age.

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Research from Boston University's CTE Center found playing football before age 12 increased likelihood of cognitive and behavioral problems.

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By: Megan Geuss

Enlarge / This is what the Nikola Two will look like. (credit: Nikola Motor Company) Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor Company and German auto components giant Bosch are teaming up to build the Nikola One and Nikola Two—a pair of...

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Nikola Motor Company, the Utah-based company that is working on building heavy-duty transport trucks using hybrid hydrogen-electric powertrains, announced today that it’s partnering with global automotive industry supply leader Bosch to...

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Enlarge (credit: Proterra) On Tuesday, Proterra revealed that one of its Catalyst E2 Max electric buses just set a new world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge. The bus, which packs a hefty 660kWh of ...

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By: Valentina Palladino

Enlarge / The 2016 MacBook. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) MacOS High Sierra will come out of beta and roll out to the public next week. If you have previously installed the beta version, you may need to take extra steps before installing the...