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Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 46 min ago
The antitrust case could decide how smartphones get made in the future -- and what they cost.

Best Apple AirPods accessories - CNET

cNET.com - News - 7 hours 57 min ago
The AirPods are another Apple accessory that's spurred a cottage industry of more accessories. Here are some of our top picks.

OK Google, er, Siri, um, Alexa, can you invalidate these digital assistant patents, please?

The Register - 8 hours 34 min ago
Yes. Killing effort to seize voice-controlled pal technology now

A coalition of tech giants has successfully convinced a US court to invalidate three patents covering tech at the heart of voice-controlled digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant. The fight, however, isn't over yet.…

Google may break ad blockers with upcoming Chrome change - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 38 min ago
It's an unintended consequence of a security and performance upgrade plan. Google says it doesn't want to disable content blocking.

Verizon lays off 7 percent of its media workforce - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 55 min ago
As rivals AT&T and Comcast expand their media businesses, Verizon struggles to find its footing.

Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400 million - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 58 min ago
Labor Department says the company "channeled" women and people of color into lower-paying careers at the software maker.

Apple is selling the iPhone SE again -- for $249 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 1 min ago
The discontinued budget handset returns to the Apple clearance aisle.

Make that halftime show sing: The best audio systems for the big game and beyond - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 34 min ago
From $100 sound bars to $1,000 full-surround packages, these are the best audio systems for everything from sports, movies and music.

Facebook debuts tool to report scam ads that feature false celeb endorsements - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 47 min ago
The UK-only feature (for now) is helping the social media giant avoid legal action from consumer advocate Martin Lewis.

Polish your wheels and get ready to lay frame, because Ford is reviving the mini truck - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 23, 2019 - 11:27pm
Ford exec Jim Farley confirms the brand's plan to make a sub-Ranger pickup in the near future.

Google’s lobbying spending set new records in 2018

Ars Technica - January 23, 2019 - 11:25pm

Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. (credit: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images)

American technology giants spent record sums on lobbying in 2018, according to disclosures the companies filed with the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday.

Google led the pack, spending $21 million—up from $18 million in 2017. The company lobbied on a wide range of issues, including copyright and patent reform, privacy issues, cybersecurity, education, trade, health IT, immigration, workplace diversity, spectrum policy, network neutrality, autonomous vehicles, and tax reform.

Amazon spent $14 million lobbying on many of the same issues, while Facebook spent almost $13 million. Microsoft spent $9.5 million, while Apple spent $6 million.

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Oops, Toyota sold too many special-edition Supras in the UK - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 23, 2019 - 11:13pm
A computer glitch is to blame, and Toyota is trying to make everyone happy.

As netizens, devs scream bloody murder over Chrome ad-block block, Googlers insist: It's not set in stone (yet)

The Register - January 23, 2019 - 11:11pm
Advertising giant insists it's all still on drawing board – as plugin devs face code rewrites

Analysis Following uproar from developers and netizens over proposed changes to Chrome that threaten to break content and ad blockers, and knacker other browser extensions, Google software engineer Devlin Cronin has offered reassurance that the plans aren't set in stone.…

Acer looks to boost education sales with new Chromebooks - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 23, 2019 - 10:59pm
They're designed to be extra durable for students.

UK clothing company: Oops, our trademark doesn’t cover collusion.so

Ars Technica - January 23, 2019 - 10:42pm

Enlarge / One of the custom paintings in a stairwell of the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices, Sep 19, 2013 in San Francisco, CA, USA. (credit: Peter DaSilva for The Washington Post via Getty Images))

For the second time in a month, lawyers have told the Electronic Frontier Foundation that their legal claims were sent in error.

On Wednesday, lawyers representing the British fashion company ASOS sent a short email to Daniel Nazer, an EFF attorney, apologizing for a recent cease-and-desist letter over a claimed trademark infringement.

"Clearly the C&D letter should never have been sent," the letter states. "We are taking the matter very seriously and are investigating how this happened. Of course, ASOS would like to assure you that we will not be taking any further action and will ensure appropriate correspondence is sent as soon as possible to confirm this."

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Hulu will make its basic plan cheaper as Netflix gets pricier

Ars Technica - January 23, 2019 - 10:31pm

Enlarge / Hulu on the Web. (credit: Samuel Axon)

In February, Hulu will drop the price of its ad-supported, on-demand streaming service from $7.99 per month to $5.99, while also raising the base price of its live TV cable replacement service from $39.99 per month to $44.99, Deadline reports. Its ad-free on-demand service will stay at $11.99.

The price changes will go into effect for new customers on February 26 and for existing customers in the billing cycle that follows that date.

One of Hulu's chief competitors, Netflix, did just the opposite recently—it raised the prices of all its plans by a dollar or two per month. Hulu is structured quite differently from Netflix, though; while Netflix licenses some shows from other content providers, its primary focus is on original content produced just for the online platform. Hulu, on the other hand, is co-owned by several of the broadcast TV networks and is primarily oriented toward distributing those networks' shows (and other content from traditional Hollywood sources) online. Hulu has some original series, too, though.

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Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong

The Register - January 23, 2019 - 10:27pm
A tale of Twitter fraudsters, an infosec biz boss, and a quest for one honeypot hit

Fraudsters masquerading as ISP support agents to phish payment card details have been unmasked – after they tried to scam a Brit infosec biz cofounder.…

Sorry, Ajit: Comcast lowered cable investment despite net neutrality repeal

Ars Technica - January 23, 2019 - 10:21pm

Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage)

Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment.

Comcast's cable division spent $7.95 billion on capital expenditures during calendar year 2017, but that fell to $7.72 billion in the 12 months ending on December 31, 2018.

"Cable Communications' capital expenditures decreased 3.0 percent to $7.7 billion, reflecting decreased spending on customer premise equipment and support capital, partially offset by higher investment in scalable infrastructure and line extensions," Comcast said in an earnings announcement today.

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Nicolas Cage to star in film based on H.P. Lovecraft's Color Out of Space - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 23, 2019 - 10:05pm
The 1927 novella involves a misbehaving meteorite.

Emulator project aims to resurrect classic Mac apps and games without the OS

Ars Technica - January 23, 2019 - 9:55pm

Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine? Or maybe you'd rather run them on a Raspberry Pi, or an Android device for that matter? There's an emulation project that's trying to achieve just that: Advanced Mac Substitute (AMS).

Emulators of older computer platforms and game consoles are popular with vintage game enthusiasts. But emulators also could be attractive to others with some emotional (or economic) attachment to old binaries—like those with a sudden desire to resurrect aged Aldus PageMaker files.

Advanced Mac Substitute is an effort by long-time Mac hacker Josh Juran to make it possible to run old Mac OS software (up to Mac OS 6) without a need for an Apple ROM or system software. Other emulators out there for 68000 Mac applications such as Basilisk II require a copy of MacOS installation media—such as install CDs from Mac OS 7.5 or Mac OS 8. But AMS uses a set of software libraries that allow old Mac applications to launch right within the operating environment of the host device, without needing to have a full virtual hardware and operating system instance behind them. And it's all open source.

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