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Exec who reportedly said Netflix doesn’t believe Danny Masterson’s accusers no longer works there

 The Netflix executive who reportedly told one of Danny Masterson’s alleged rape victims that...

SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists

 After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud...

Crunch Report | Glow-in-the-Dark Plants

Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule 2.0 takes first flight, scientists at MIT make glow-in-the-dark plants an...

Samsung refreshes its Notebook 9 laptop line

 They say Christmas season gets earlier every year, and the same seems to apply to CES. The y...

Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia

 Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint w...

The price is right! Pace raises £2.5M to automate hotel room pricing based on demand

 Pace, a London startup that has developed tech that uses machine learning to let hotels set ...

Plenty of Fish adds new conversation features to differentiate itself from Tinder

 Match Group, which houses a large portfolio of dating app brands – including most notably, T...

Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership

 At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of featur...

Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers

 Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been...

The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital

 Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are f...

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FCC chief Ajit Pai thinks now is a good time to joke about net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is set to take a vote on whether it should repeal net neut...

The SPCA’s use of a security robot signals a hellish future for our cities

Last week, The San Francisco chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SP...

Internet vampire Peter Thiel aims to save the world with magic mushrooms

Peter Thiel gets a bad rap. I mean, aside from destroying Gawker for saying mean things, funding...

It’s almost 2018 and we still have to explain how Twitter works

Twitter today released two new ads showcasing what it’s for and how to use it. It seems as thoug...

Watch this BBC reporter try to evade China’s massive CCTV network

BBC reporter John Sudworth recently got a peek behind the curtain at the world’s largest surveil...

The iPhone X’s notch is ugly, but it’s a great marketing tool

When it became clear that the iPhone X’s ‘bezel-less’ design would include a huge cutout at the ...

Good Samaritan uses Amazon Prime Now to help the homeless

It’s not often a YouTube video about an Amazon service can bring a tear to your eye. In what may...

Patreon rescinds maligned fee restructure: “We messed up. We’re sorry”

When Patreon, a platform for freelance creatives, announced it would start charging a $0.35 tran...

Why encrypted messaging is a must-have for any small business

Today’s technology makes it easier than ever for small businesses to manage communications and t...

Facebook digs a deeper hole in response to former exec

A former Facebook executive recently said the site’s addictive qualities are destroying social i...

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Samsung updates its Notebook 9 ultrabooks with even bigger batteries

Samsung refreshed its Notebook 9 series of laptops earlier this year , and the company is get...

Sally Ride will get her own postage stamp next year

Today, the United States Postal Service unveiled a preview of its 2018 stamp program, which incl...

Comcast says it loves net neutrality, hugs it to death

The FCC is racing to a vote tomorrow to reverse net neutrality, and the ISPs are thrilled. That ...

Unpopular grad tax might be cut from GOP tax plan

The GOP’s tax bill may not end up raising taxes for graduate students as much as they had feared...

What is Layer3 TV and why is T-Mobile buying it?

T-Mobile announced it’s planning to launch its own streaming TV service next year, but it’s ...

Gfycat says it’ll use machine learning to make more high-res GIFs

Embedding a GIF into your blog post is often a hilarious way to illustrate your reactions, but t...

Microsoft announces new AI-powered search features for Bing

Today, Microsoft announced a series of artificial intelligence-driven features for its Bing sear...

Microsoft is making subreddits more searchable with Bing

Microsoft today announced a partnership with Reddit to surface the social news site’s content hi...

New York attorney general says FCC's net neutrality vote would come after a 'corrupted' comments process

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued an update today on his office's investiga...

Spotify and Deezer ask EU regulators to stop Apple from abusing its dominance

A group of European tech companies have asked EU regulators to put a stop to what they see as an...

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DOJ confirms new criminal probe linked to Waymo v. Uber lawsuit

This is just the prologue for another highly-anticipated letter due out Friday.

Dealmaster: Get a PlayStation VR with Gran Turismo Sport for $199

Plus deals on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Sonos speakers, and several Dell laptops.

Just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled

Each year, the world tosses a million tons of chargers alone.

2 million people—and some dead ones—were impersonated in net neutrality comments

"My LATE husband's name was fraudulently used [in comment to FCC]."

“Suspicious” event routes traffic for big-name sites through Russia

Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft all affected by “intentional” BGP mishap.

Elderly doctor can’t get her medical license back, judge rules, again

Anna Konopka: “I will be going up to the end, if I win or I lose.”

SB WUZ HERE: Surgeon pleads guilty to burning initials into patients’ organs

Dr. Simon Bramhall admitted to using argon beam to etch “SB” onto livers.

Any lawful device: Revisiting Carterfone on the eve of the Net Neutrality vote

From the archives: An old FCC decision provides perspective for what the Commission is doing now.

T-Mobile promises to end the “complete bulls—t” from TV companies in 2018

John Legere wants to give the cable companies a taste of the "Un-carrier" medicine.

Three men plead guilty to creating Mirai botnet [Updated]

Paras Jha and another man also admit to being part of clickfraud operation.

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Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage

$2 an hour? Jeez, thanks, Jeff People wanted for tedious work. Low wages, variable hours, locati...

Microsoft plans Hyper-V-and-other-clouds-to-Azure migration tool

VMware-to-Azure was just the beginning Microsoft has revealed the Azure Migrate tool it announce...

Google boffins tease custom AI math-chip TPU2 stats: 45 TFLOPS, 16GB HBM, benchmarks

Missing key info, take with a pinch of salt, YMMV If you've been curious about the potential per...

nbn™tries to ease peak hour crunch with cheaper bundles

50 Mbps / 100 Mbps now bundle CVC capacity nbn™ has announced new wholesale bundles it hopes wil...

FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

It's also accidentally written the syllabus for a 'Home IoT Network Engineer' course Internet of...

Checkmate: DeepMind's AlphaZero AI clobbered rival chess app on non-level playing, er, board

Good effort but the games were seemingly rigged Analysis  DeepMind claimed this month its ...

OK, OK, MIRA-I DID IT: Botnet-building compsci kid comes clean

Jha rule-breaker and pals confess IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer A former New Je...

Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz

Web giant accused in court of withholding money AdTrader, an online ad agency, has accused Googl...

Critical US mass spying program scrutiny lost amid partisan nonsense

Buh buh buh buh buh buh buh but her emails! And those texts! Analysis  In two weeks, a US ...

IBM reminds staff not to break customers in pre-Xmas fix-this-now rush

Australian tentacle has mucked things up at bank and border security agency Bosses at IBM's Aust...

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The best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus plans and prices in Australia compared

Get the massive and impressive S8 Plus without such a huge hit to the wallet.

Brace yourself for TechRadar’s Game of the Year 2017 awards

Our experts’ picks are coming soon - but first we want to hear what your favorite game of 2017 was.

Best phones in Australia 2017: the 10 top smartphones we've tested

Need a new smartphone? We've ranked the best mobiles money can buy for your viewing pleasure.

Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen is a miniature, metal 2-in-1 machine

Samsung has unveiled a new, all-metal 2-in-1 laptop with a built-in S Pen stylus and 13.3-inch FHD t...

Samsung patents phone with a screen that wraps around the back

New patent doesn't reveal much about what the point of the back screen would be, but here it is.

T-Mobile plans to launch a new streaming TV service in 2018

CEO John Legere claims the service will 'take the fight to Big Cable and Satellite TV.'

iPhone X is full of lasers – Apple just spent a bunch of money to add more

Lasers in your current iPhone are just the beginning. Apple has invested money into an R&D facil...

Samsung TVs can now stream Amazon Prime Video in brilliant HDR10+

Samsung says this is the first time that HDR10+ content is available through streaming devices.

Google Assistant is coming to many Android tablets soon

Reversing its 2016 decision, Google’s helpful voice assistant will be heading to tablets, and more p...

Best TV 2017: which TV should you buy?

On the hunt for the best TV in 2017? Here are our top picks.

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AT&T’s power line-mounted internet service is back for more tests

Providing high-speed internet to rural areas is a constant challenge; after all, there isn't a lot...

Autonomous helicopter completes Marine resupply simulation

Drones have become a part of the modern battlefield, but what about autonomous full-size aircraft?...

Samsung's 2018 Notebook 9 lineup includes MacBook, Surface challengers

Last year Samsung's Notebook 9 laptop kept it simple with a standard thin-and-light design that go...

DOJ confirms criminal investigation into Uber vs. Waymo

The civil trial between Uber and Waymo over stolen self-driving technology was supposed to start D...

'Doctor Who Time Vortex VR' is an endless runner with a TARDIS

Fans of our favorite Time Lord can get all timey-wimey with a VR reboot of Doctor Who Time Vortex ...

Hyundai plans 38 EVs as it tries to catch up with rivals

Hyundai and its affiliate Kia have revealed ambitious plans to bring as many as 38 green cars to m...

Redbox returns to internet video with On Demand service

The last time Redbox tried online video in earnest it... didn't go so well. The company's Redbox I...

Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing

Microsoft unveiled a handful of new intelligent search features for Bing at an event held in San F...

Microsoft adds more AI smarts to Office 365

Microsoft has been adding cloud-based artificial intelligence to its popular Office suite for year...

Microsoft's Cortana can now suggest follow-up tasks

Microsoft may not be the biggest player in the AI assistant space, but it has some tricks that cou...
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