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Month: April 2018

What does the Sprint and T-Mobile merger mean for 5G?

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After years of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally announced plans to merge. And while there’s plenty of steps that the two companies will have to go through to convince regulators they should be allowed to merge, if you ask T-Mobile and Sprint, the main reason is that the two companies together will […]

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Chinese authorities admit they’re able to retrieve deleted WeChat messages

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Chinese authorities are able to retrieve deleted WeChat messages from a suspect’s phone to catch criminals, a government watchdog admitted on Monday in social media posts spotted by South China Morning Post. The stunning admission confirms what many have believed for years: WeChat can be used as a government surveillance tool, and even once-deleted messages […]

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Adi Shankar is crowdsourcing a solution to The Simpsons’ Apu problem

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Adi Shankar has an idea to help The Simpsons deal with the criticism surrounding Apu. The Castlevania producer just launched a screenwriting competition that asks competitors to write a new Simpsons episode centered around Apu in a way that “subverts him, pivots him, intelligently writes him out, or evolves him in a way that takes […]

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First person convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law gets month in jail

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The first person has been charged and found guilty under Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act, less than a month after it was passed into law, as reported by Gizmodo. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, posted a YouTube video claiming Malaysian police took 50 minutes to respond to emergency calls in Kuala Lumpur after the shooting of […]

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Please don’t use this study to justify your horrible habit of using two spaces after periods

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Is it better to have one or two spaces after a period? The first study investigating this hotly contested issue is here, and it supposedly gives the win to the two-spacers. But a closer look at the research suggests that the only reasonable interpretation is that double spacing after a period remains bad. It’s ugly, […]

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The hyperloop is perpetually just ‘three years away’

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The hyperloop seems like one of those things that’s always just “three years away.” Last year, the head honchos at Hyperloop One told The Verge they expect to see “working hyperloops around the world… by 2020.” Now here comes Richard Branson, chairman of the recently rebranded Virgin Hyperloop One, to push that deadline to 2021, […]

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Windows 10’s April 2018 Update is now available

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update is available today and ready to download. After months of testing, Microsoft is making its latest Windows 10 update available for anyone to install today. Like previous updates, Microsoft is rolling it out in stages and you’ll have to manually update today to get it early, or wait until […]

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Will regulators approve the massive T-Mobile-Sprint merger?

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This weekend’s announcement of a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been years in the making. In 2014, the companies bailed on a deal after concerns that Obama-era antitrust regulators would intervene, as the Federal Communications Commission also expressed skepticism of huge mergers. But the two telecoms seem to think that, despite some aborted […]

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Twitter is promoting more news links in your timeline

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Twitter is giving more prominence to links tweeted by your network, and it’s starting to group tweets that mention a link together on your timeline. The feature has come to iOS and Android devices as well as Twitter’s web platform, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed. The move comes as part of Twitter’s shift in focus […]

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The Supermicro C7Z370-CG-IW Motherboard Review: SM’s First Mini-ITX Gaming Board

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Today we get an opportunity to look at a board from Supermicro’s consumer segment, SuperO, in the exquisitely named C7Z370-CG-IW. This is their first gaming Mini-ITX motherboard, and having spoken to the team in charge of it, they are very hopeful in entering this market. This small board includes Wi-Fi capabilities, USB 3.1 ports, dual M.2 slots, as well […]

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