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EE is also suing Ofcom to mould 5G spectrum auction as it sees fit

It seems a couple of UK carriers would rather tie the impending 5G spectrum auction up in litigation than let any of their competitors get their own way. Following in the footsteps of Three, EE is launching its own legal challenge against Ofcom in an...

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MIT makes it easy for beginners to design robots

Its not easy building robots if you dont have the education and the training. A team of researchers from MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), however, have developed a tool that allows even beginners to design mach...

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Blizzard‘s making ‘Overwatch‘ competitive seasons short and sweet

By now, Overwatch gamers are accustomed to getting updates. Blizzard keeps spoiling us with new characters, modes, and events. They in turn keep the game fresh for returning players 14 months down the line. Judging by its latest announcement, the dev...

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Royal Mail is going greener with all-electric vans

As you can probably imagine, Royal Mail isnt the most environmentally friendly of businesses due to the sheer number of vehicles it has on the road. The logistical behemoth is getting greener by the day, however, today beginning a new trial of cute,...

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DOJ gives up on getting all 1.3M IPs from anti-Trump website

The Department of Justice has given up on getting the IPs of 1.3 million visitors to disruptj20.org, a website that helped organize protests of the presidents inauguration. it originally asked the websites host, Dreamhost, for all visitors persona...

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Walmart uses Google‘s AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon

Googles Express delivery service has just gained another big player in addition to Target and Costco: Walmart. Soon, youll be able to buy items from the major retailer with your voice through Google Home or via the Google Express website or app and...

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Sony owes Xperia owners a refund over faulty water resistance

When you buy a phone billed as water-resistant, you generally expect it to survive accidental dunks. Some Sony phone owners have a very different story, though -- their supposedly resistant phones took water damage that required an expensive fix. If...

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What‘s on TV: ‘Game of Thrones,‘ ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘

Were back! This week the big event doesnt occur until Sunday night (unless it leaks early), when Game of Thrones wraps up its penultimate season with another super-sized episode clocking in at 79 minutes, 43 seconds. Until then we can check out Mad...

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Hulu will soon merge its two iOS apps into one

Say goodbye to confusing one Hulu app on your iOS device for another. Soon, the streaming service will condense both of them into a single one and phase out the Hulu Live TV app introduced earlier this year when the livestreaming service debuted.

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Microsoft built a hardware platform for real-time AI

In many cases, you want AI to work with info as it happens. That virtual assistant needs to respond within a few seconds at most, and a smart security camera needs to send an alert while intruders are still within sight. Microsoft knows this very wel...

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Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics

Researchers have been working on improving the photosynthetic process for some time -- trying to use light to create energy but doing so in a way thats much more efficient than chlorophyll. For plants, chlorophyll works well, but to use photosynthes...

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Ubisoft‘s next ‘Anno‘ game relives the age of trade and empire

The Anno RTS series focuses more on civilization-building than straight-up combat, and its later editions explored that premise centuries into the future. But the franchises next entry casts back a couple hundred years to the past when mankinds map...

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LG will build electric car parts in Detroit

LG Electronics is building a 250,000 square foot EV parts plant in Detroit suburb Hazel Park, it said in a press release. LG might not build its own cars, but its vehicle components division supplies many key pieces for GMs critically acclaimed Chev...

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Suppliers and retailers will use blockchain to keep food fresh

IBM has joined with a group of food supply companies and retailers to use the computing companys blockchain tech to keep food fresh. Currently, it can take up to two weeks to track down the source of contaminated foodstuffs. But just like tracking c...

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Nope, ‘Alto‘s Odyssey‘ isn‘t coming out this summer

Its going to be a bit before we can play Altos Odyssey. The followup to the ridiculously relaxing snowboarding game Altos Adventure wont be out any time soon, developer Built By Snowman writes. The endless desert still awaits and its even vaste...

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Crashplan drops its cloud backup service for home users

If you rely on Crashplan as a remote backup for your computer, youre going to have to find an alternative in short order. Code42 is phasing out its Crashplan for Home service as it switches its focus to business users. The company has stopped offe...

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Sony Music taps Dubset to monetize samples in remixed songs

Its tough enough for artists to make sure theyre paid for every stream of their songs, but what about remixes? There is a system in place from Dubset called the MixBank Rights Management Platform, and it helps rights holders identify samples in son...

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Thanks to Google, Shutterstock can stop automated watermark removal

Stock photos have watermarks to make sure that you dont use them without paying for them. Removing them used to take some Photoshop know-how, but Google found a way to remove them automatically. The team also explained how to counteract the strateg...

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Verizon‘s always-on throttling is an affront to customers and net neutrality

Well, it was nice while it lasted. Today Verizon (the biggest carrier in the US) announced it was doing away with its simple and fair unlimited wireless-data plan and complicating things by instead offering three plans. Two of those cost more, and al...

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Delta tests customer service video chats to field your complaints

Delta is certainly trying to update its tech to join the 21st century. This summer, its tested replacing boarding passes with fingerprints and checking baggage by scanning passengers faces. But the airlines next advance is kind of an old-school dr...

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Sony ‘won‘t allow‘ cross-platform dino survival in ‘Ark‘ either

Stop me if youve heard this before: The makers of a huge multi-platform game want to unite their disparate users so everyone can play together, regardless of whether theyre playing on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, and Sony is blocking that. This t...

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Seinfeld‘s first Netflix stand-up special premieres September 19th

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series would be moving to it over from Crackle and that Seinfeld would have two stand-up specials appear on the streaming service as well. The first of those...

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Hulu‘s live TV service is now available on Xbox 360

If youre still watching Hulu on your Xbox 360, heres some great news for you. The on-demand streaming service has just expanded its new Hulu Experience interface to the almost 12-year-old Microsoft console. The best part is that you wont have to...

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I didn‘t see the eclipse in totality, but it was still pretty great

Like more than a few stories in my life, this is one of procrastination and regret. Yesterdays total solar eclipse was the first to be viewable from the US in my lifetime, and my hometown of Lincolnville, South Carolina, was right in the path of tot...

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