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Volkswagen’s former CEO charged in the US for diesel cheating scandal: report

Volkswagen’s former CEO charged in the US for diesel cheating scandal: report

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Martin Winterkorn, the former CEO of Volkswagen, was charged with conspiracy to defraud the US related to the massive diesel emissions cheating scandal that has ensnared the German automaker for almost three years. According to Bloomberg, Winterkorn’s indictment was unsealed in federal court in Michigan on Thursday. The former CEO was also charged with violations […]

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Google Assistant on Wear OS watches is getting much more useful

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Google’s smartwatch platform, Wear OS, is getting several updates that should make interacting with Google Assistant more convenient with watches using the platform. Smart suggestions will soon be integrated, so when you ask Google Assistant a question, it will automatically populate an array of follow-up questions that are contextual to the conversation. If you asked […]

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HTC Teases Next Flagship Phone for May 23rd – HTC U12 Incoming?

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HTC has begun to ramp up their marketing campaign for their next major smartphone release, teasing that they will be making a proper announcement on May 23rd. In an email sent to the press this morning and posted on their website, HTC posted a photo of neatly laid out phone components, with the text “Coming […]

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AT&T won’t sell the LG G7 ThinQ

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AT&T said today it has no plans to sell LG’s new G7 ThinQ phone. Instead, the company says it’ll stock an exclusive LG device this summer. An AT&T spokesperson told The Verge: “We offer a strong lineup of devices from LG today. And we’re planning to launch a new LG device this summer only from […]

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Spectre Watch: More Spectre-class CPU Vulnerabilities to be Announced Soon?

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This morning has seen an interesting turn of events in the world of processor security. Heise.de has published an exclusive report stating that they got wind of a new series of Spectre-class vulnerabilities that are currently being investigated by the greater security community, and that these vulnerabilities are going to be announced in the coming […]

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Windows 10 is finally getting an improved screenshot tool

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Microsoft is testing a new update to Windows 10 this week, which will include a new screenshot experience for the upcoming major update. While third-party apps like ShareX and Lightshot have been leading the way in taking screenshots on Windows 10, Microsoft has finally recognized that Windows 10 users want a better way to take […]

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Xiaomi’s availability is expanding in Europe

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Xiaomi has partnered with Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison to expand the availability of its smartphones within Europe through telecom subsidiary 3 Group, as reported by Engadget. As part of the deal, Xiaomi products will initially be available at 3 Group stores in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the UK, and it’s mentioned that […]

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Cadence and Micron Demo DDR5-4400 IMC and Memory, Due in 2019

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Cadence this week introduced the industry’s first IP interface in silicon for the current provisional DDR5 specification developed by JEDEC. Cadence’s IP and test chip us fabricated using TSMC’s 7 nm process technology, and is designed to enable SoC developers to begin on their DDR5 memory subsystems now and get them to market in 2019-2020, depending […]

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Pocket Casts acquired by NPR, other public radio stations, and This American Life

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Pocket Casts, widely considered to be one of the best mobile apps for podcast listening, has been acquired by a collective group that includes NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life. “This unprecedented collaboration furthers public radio’s leading role as an innovator in audio discovery and distribution, while ensuring the continued support and […]

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Google starts blocking annoying autoplay videos in Chrome

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Google started rolling out a new version of Chrome last month that further addresses autoplay videos. The latest update, version 66, includes autoplay video changes that stop Chrome from automatically playing videos if the sound is on by default. Google is gradually rolling these changes out in a personalized way, so that Chrome learns user […]

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