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Facebook claims BlackBerry stole its voice messaging technology

Facebook claims BlackBerry stole its voice messaging technology

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Facebook is suing BlackBerry for patent infringement, according to a report from Bloomberg. The lawsuit comes just months after BlackBerry sued Facebook, alleging that the social media company and its WhatsApp and Instagram subsidiaries infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents. In the complaint, filed in San Francisco federal court, Facebook accuses BlackBerry of infringing on […]

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Netflix’s House of Cards will return on November 2nd for its final season

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Netflix has released a new teaser for the sixth season of House of Cards, forecasting the death of Frank Underwood and revealing that the final, eight-episode season will debut on November 2nd. This new teaser confirms what many have suspected: Frank Underwood was killed offscreen, putting the spotlight on Claire. After years of rumors, Kevin […]

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International flight lands in New York with 100 sick passengers on board: report

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An Emirates flight from Dubai has landed in New York with at least 100 sick passengers on board, NBC New York reports. The passengers got sick overnight, but it’s not clear what condition they are in or what caused the sickness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating. About 500 people were […]

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The 9 most plausible rumors about the new iPhones

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It’s officially iPhone season — I’m told other people call it “September,” which seems odd — and that means we’re just days away from Apple unveiling new iPhones at its upcoming September 12th event. The rumor mill has been spinning up lots of leaked photos and speculated names. We’ve rounded up the biggest ones here, […]

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Theranos is finally shutting down

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It may have been surprising to hear that blood-testing startup Theranos was technically still around, even though it was a fraud that put people in real danger. But per an email chief executive officer David Taylor sent to shareholders, Theranos will finally close. Taylor starts the email by saying that he “write[s] with difficult news […]

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The biggest upgrade to the Nest thermostat in years is a disappointment

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Earlier this year, Nest finally made it possible to balance the HVAC system for different areas of your home without using multiple thermostats. The Temperature Sensor, a small wireless puck you can place throughout your home, lets the Nest system set its programming to the temperature of a specific room instead of just where the […]

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Drake lights up his live performances with a drone show

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On a sticky late-August night in New York, Drake has chosen to share the stage with a non-human entity. As he bounces around the stage during “Elevate,” a cloud of drones illuminates the dark space above him. Drake is an artist shaped by the internet, one whose latest meme-frenzy of a song, “In My Feelings,” […]

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AMD Updates its 25×20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

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Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25×20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In our Raven Ridge APU analysis, AMD detailed the metrics it uses to measure its success in that goal. Recently AMD updated its graphs showing that improvements […]

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ASUS Demonstrates ProArt PA34V Professional Curved UWQHD Display with TB3

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Consumer-grade curved monitors have been available for years now, however professional curved monitors are a rarer sight. To that end, at IFA ASUS demonstrated its professional-grade curved ProArt PA34V display aimed at CAD, graphics, and video professionals. The monitor will ship factory-calibrated. The ASUS ProArt PA34V is based around a 34-inch IPS panel that features […]

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How big is too big? The past and future of tech monopolies

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There has always been a whiff of world domination to the aspirations of big tech companies: to become a platform for everyone on Earth, to be the “everything store,” to organize the world’s information. Yet as Facebook, Amazon, Google, and others reach unprecedented scale, regulators, activists, academics, and politicians are starting to wonder how big […]

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