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‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech …

Bill Gates

Leaked images of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 Lite have hit the web

As evidenced by recent FCC and TENAA listings, Samsung is working on a stripped-down version of their popular Galaxy S8 smartphone, simply dubbed the …

Phones

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition review

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a bulky tablet 2-in-1 with a trick - it can game.<p>The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a bulky tablet 2-in-1 with a …

Computer Hardware

EA exec reveals PS4 still handily outselling Xbox One

Microsoft hasn’t disclosed sales numbers for its Xbox One console since 2015, but an EA executive let slip a solid data point for the publisher’s current install base — and it’s not hard to do the math and calculate the breakdown based on what he said. As <i>Variety</i> reports, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said …

Markets

Apple will fix bug affecting iPhone 7 and 7 Plus microphones

Some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later are experiencing an issue with their microphones. Some users have reported that after updating, their phones' microphones stopped working, affecting voice memos, calls, FaceTime and speakerphone. Some also reported that Siri was no longer …

Mobile Technology

Google Pay now works in web browsers on desktop and iOS

Google Pay — the combined payments system that Google launched earlier this year — has been available in Chrome and on Android since it came out. Now, Google is starting to roll it out to other browsers like Safari and Firefox, along with iOS.<p>The expanded Google Pay will work on the new platforms …

Google Pay

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

T-Mobile and Sprint could merge as soon as this weekend

The two US carriers could tie the knot sooner than we thought, according to a new report.<p>Third time's a charm?<p>Sprint and T-Mobile, the third- and fourth-largest US carriers, could merge as soon as this weekend, according to a new report by The New York Times. As of yesterday, the acquisition was …

Facebook announces new European privacy controls, for the world

Ahead of the GDPR, which is set to come into effect in May<p>Facebook is introducing new privacy controls to each of its 2 billion users as part of compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. Facebook will ask every user, regardless of …

Privacy

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

Galaxy Note 9: If it looks like this, sign me up

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could be one of the simplest – yet most stunning – smartphone designs of the year. If Samsung plays their cards right, they …

The reign of Lew Alcindor in the age of revolt

When black collegians debated boycotting the Olympics in 1968, he emerged as the most prominent face on campus<p>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known as one of …

Black History

Citizenship question to be put back on the 2020 Census for first time in 70 years

The Commerce Department is reinstating a citizenship question to the 2020 Census for the first time in decades<b>,</b> a move that some arguewill <b></b>lead to an undercount of minorities living in the United States.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau counts the total number of people in the country — not the total number of …

Immigration

Winter Olympics: USA curling upsets Canada to reach gold-medal game

Curling's 'Miracle on Ice'? USA upsets Canada to reach gold-medal game<p>Laken Litman | USA TODAY Sports<p>Olympic spoiler alerts for Day 13<p>SportsPulse: There's no other way to put it, the Americans had a historically fantastic day at the Winter Games. See who made history. SPOILERS AHEAD.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>…

Olympic Village

Inside M&M’s Absurd Gambit to Turn Danny DeVito Into a Super Bowl-Sized Spokescandy

It’s a late day in November and Danny DeVito is waist deep in a chocolate pool—well, he’s not exactly wading in molten chocolate, but a liquid …

U.S. flu outbreak worsens; hospitalizations highest in nearly a decade: CDC

(Reuters) - The U.S. flu outbreak worsened over the past week as more people headed to doctors' offices and emergency rooms, with hospitalizations at the highest in nearly 10 years, U.S. health officials said on Friday.<p>Sixteen children died of the flu in the week ended Jan. 27, bringing total …

Public Health

Why we are keeping phones for longer

After years of rapid growth, global smartphone shipments are slowing down. This is party due to the plateauing of the smartphone revolution in China and India, which has seen hundreds of millions of new customers purchase their first 4G smartphones over the past half a decade. At the same time, …

The Complete Winter Olympics Schedule for 2018: When to Watch Every Sport

The 2018 Winter Olympics began Friday, Feb. 9 in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, and the schedule of events is packed from the opening ceremony until …

Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

When a deer becomes infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.<p>At some point, the animal will lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, and lose its fear of humans, and it may start drinking and salivating more. It winds up …

Microbiology

This year’s record-breaking flu season, explained

One in 10 Americans who have died in the past week died from flu or pneumonia.<p>Flu is nearly everywhere in America right now. If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, family members, or colleagues are.<p>Around the country, this flu season brought reports of doctors’ offices and …

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Tech Reporter<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery …

Leaked Galaxy S9 Schematics Reveal Design Plans

Samsung's next big smartphone release is the subject of countless rumors. But some critical details might have just been revealed.<p>For one, the Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy Book review: Surface Pro rival is at tempting £360 off

Does Samsung’s latest 2-in-1 have what it takes to compete with Microsoft’s almighty Surface family?<p><b>Latest news:</b> Samsung's Galaxy Books are strong …

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

University of Washington

Lost and Found

After a cemetery crew removed the casket on a chilly, cloudless morning this past spring, a 62-year-old geologist named Jim Reed lowered himself into …

Crime

Fats Domino, Rock and Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89

Fats Domino, the genial, good-natured symbol of the dawn of rock and roll and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like "Blueberry Hill" and …

Music

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more

KRACK attack is especially bad news for Android and Linux users.<p>Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows …

Information Security

This is the most diabolical Android ransomware we've ever seen

Consider this yet another PSA on why you should never ever download Adobe Flash Player, or anything resembling it if you're using an Android …

Senator To Ex-CEO: Equifax Can't Be Trusted With Americans' Personal Data

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith, who stepped down just last week, faced a roomful of angry senators and some tough questions at a hearing Wednesday. It was the second of three congressional hearings he is testifying in front of this week.<p>Republicans and Democrats alike are upset about the massive …

Identity Theft