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Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:06:46 +0000

 



Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:32:09 +0000

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Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the company withheld $1 billion in rebates and attempted to pressure Apple into lying to the Korean FTC during that organization's investigation into Qualcomm's monopolistic practices.

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:21:04 +0000

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The change patches one of Steam's shortcomings and should make it easier to manage sprawling game libraries or free up disk space.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:05:08 +0000

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren't happy about it.

The post Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:29:39 +0000

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SpaceX is back on top and has the photos to prove it.

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ET deals: Save big on the USB Type-C Dell Dock

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:00:03 +0000

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Want to be able to connect all of your peripherals to your shiny new laptop with a single cable? Today, Dell is selling a USB Type-C laptop dock for 35% off the list price.

The post ET deals: Save big on the USB Type-C Dell Dock appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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This week in space: a wave on Venus and a mysterious object in Cygnus A

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:30:39 +0000

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Gravity waves on Venus; fields of ice pungees on Mars and Pluto; something new in Cygnus; and the last man to walk on the moon has died.

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Uber fined $20 million for lying about driver earnings, predatory financing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:29:32 +0000

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Uber will pay a $20 million fine to the FTC for lying about median driver income, predatory lending policies, and its misrepresentation of lease agreements.

The post Uber fined $20 million for lying about driver earnings, predatory financing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:09:43 +0000

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The crash rate on Teslas fell by almost 40 percent after the company installed and activated its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.

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6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:27:10 +0000

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There's a lot of really cool stuff happening in space over the next couple years.

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Breakthrough Starshot tricks out massive telescope for planet hunting

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:45:18 +0000

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Breakthrough Starshot has quite a list of luminary names involved with the project, and now they can add another to the rolls: the ESO.

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