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Month: June 2018

Samsung to Pay $400 Million for Infringing FinFET Patent

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A federal jury in Texas ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $400 million to a South Korean university for infringing one of fundamental patents related to double gate FinFET transistors. The same jury found that GlobalFoundries and Qualcomm had infringed the same patent, but the two companies were not ordered to pay damages. The U.S.-based licensing […]

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GitHub and Medium take down database of ICE employee LinkedIn accounts

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GitHub and Medium have scrubbed a database of ICE employees off their platforms, soon after a New York-based artist posted the scraped LinkedIn information. Sam Lavigne, who has previously worked on projects like a white collar predictive policing program, wrote in a Medium post today that, “As ICE continues to ramp up its inhumane surveillance […]

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A new EU copyright bill forces filtering across the internet

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On June 20th, a committee of the European Parliament will vote on whether to proceed on a copyright proposal that some say will destroy the internet as we know it. That may sound fairly hyperbolic, but over 70 experts — including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales — have criticized […]

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Oppo made a Lamborghini edition of its new flagship Find X smartphone

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Oppo showed off its new Find X smartphone with a pop-up notch earlier today, and now the company has announced a partnership with Lamborghini to create a special version of the device. The smartphone maker says the Lamborghini version of the Oppo Find X will cost 1,699 euros ($1,966), and it’s the start of a […]

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Oppo’s new Find X flagship smartphone will cost £999 and ships in August

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The Oppo Find X, the first smartphone from the Chinese electronics company to be sold in Europe and North America, will cost £999 (about $1,150 at current USD conversation rates). The pricing was announced at the tail end of Oppo’s lavish reveal event that was held at the Louvre in Paris today. That price appears […]

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TP-Link’s new mesh router can control smart home gadgets

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TP-Link is launching its second mesh router today, the Deco M9 Plus, and it comes with two notable upgrades over the original around speed and smart home functionality. The first is the more common feature: this is a tri-band router, instead of a dual band one, which means it should allow for even faster speeds. […]

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Were real dinosaurs as bulletproof as the one in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

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Uber will start paying some drivers to switch to electric cars

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Uber drivers who use electric vehicles may be getting a raise under a new pilot project. The company launched a broad effort on Tuesday to get drivers to ditch their dirty, fossil fuel-burning vehicles in favor of cleaner, electric-powered ones — in part by offering them more money to make the switch. The ride-hailing giant […]

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Starz joins YouTube TV as a $9 per month premium add-on

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Starz is coming to YouTube TV as a paid add-on option that will see the premium cable company’s channels come to the over-the-top streaming service for an extra $9 per month, via TechCrunch. That price includes access to all 14 Starz and Starz Encore channels, making it the latest option to join YouTube TV’s premium […]

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Prominent tech CEOs are denouncing Trump’s border separation policy

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Some of the tech industry’s most prominent CEOs have come forward over the past day to denounce President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents who are arrested at the border. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are among the CEOs who have called for an […]

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