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Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a small number of reported issues” with the software download. The update was pushed out fairly quickly after …

Clippy comeback: Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Office

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana digital assistant to Office. The software giant is currently testing a "Work Assistant" app that’s designed to use Cortana to open, edit, and share documents using voice commands and Cortana. Microsoft’s initial app is just a prototype right now, but sources …

UK spy agency GCHQ unlawfully shared NSA internet surveillance data, rules court

GCHQ, the UK intelligence agency, unlawfully accessed millions of personal communications collected by the NSA, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled today.<p>The Tribunal is the only UK court with the power to oversee GCHQ, Mi5 and Mi6. This is the first time it has ever ruled against one …

Surveillance

WATCH OUT NETFLIX: People are now streaming more video on Amazon than Netflix

The research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) just released a study showing that people stream video content on Amazon as much as (or more than) on Netflix, thanks to Amazon's decision to offer both a subscription and single-pay service in the same place.<p>Amazon's magic is that …

Streaming

The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

It's been a long time coming, but finally Canonical is ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. After teaming up with Meizu and BQ almost a year ago, we're getting a (sort of) new handset from the latter; it's actually a repurposed version of its Aquaris E4.5, a mid-range smartphone that normally …