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Net Neutrality Repeal Goes Into Effect April 23

1 day ago   |   Phone Scoop   |   6 articles

The FCC today published its "Restoring Internet Freedom" rules governing net neutrality in the Federal Register. Per the filing, the agency will repeal the Obama-era net...
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The ESA Responds To Hawaii's Proposed Loot Box Regulation

The ESA Responds To Hawaii's Proposed Loot Box Regulation

6 days ago   |   Cinema Blend

The talk about regulating premium loot boxes in paid video games continues to gain a lot of attention and talk among lawmakers and policy pushers. The latest developments saw a...
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Qualcomm rejects current Broadcom offer, but is ‘open to further discussions'

Qualcomm rejects current Broadcom offer, but is ‘open to further discussions'

7 days ago   |   MobileSyrup   |   7 articles

While Qualcomm believes Broadcom's current acquisition proposal is unacceptable, it's “open to further discussions.” “Our Board is intensely focused on maximizing value for...
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A U.S. Senator Has Asked The ESRB To Consider Loot Boxes In Game Ratings

A U.S. Senator Has Asked The ESRB To Consider Loot Boxes In Game Ratings

7 days ago   |   Cinema Blend   |   4 articles

The ongoing battle in the video game industry over loot boxes and microtransactions has taken a more definitive step that might have some publishers shaking in their boots. A...
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U.S. Senator calls on ESRB and FTC to review loot box practices

U.S. Senator calls on ESRB and FTC to review loot box practices

8 days ago   |   Gamasutra   |   2 articles

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan has called on the ESRB and FTC to protect consumers, and children in particular, by taking a more in-depth look at loot box practices in video games. ...
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Google and Facebook could be in FTC crosshairs - CNET

8 days ago   |   CNET

During a Senate confirmation hearing, nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission say they'd be open to considering antitrust action against big tech firms.
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United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

United States Senator pens letter to ESRB calling for loot box regulations

8 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   4 articles

Senator Maggie Hassan has joined the growing list of politicians expressing concerns over loot boxes in video games. She has reached out to the ESRB in hopes that the ratings...
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FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices

8 days ago   |   Reuters

WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a...
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32 senators want to know if US regulators halted Equifax probe

32 senators want to know if US regulators halted Equifax probe

14 days ago   |   Engadget

Earlier this week, a Reuters report suggested that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had halted its investigation into last year's massive Equifax data breach. Reuters...
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How to Stop Amazon In-App Purchases

17 days ago   |   Laptop Mag

The FTC and tons of parents are hopping mad at Amazon for allowing millions of dollars worth of unauthorized in-app purchases to go through. The FTC even filed a complaint in a...
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Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Google officially launches ARCore, brings Lens to more phones

Two of the Pixel 2's main software selling points are expanding with announcement of new partnerships and devices today. ARCore 1.0 is officially launching and Google has... Read more ...

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

Sony may launch three new devices at the MWC - two XZ2 phones and a surprise

The rumor mill has been pretty clear that we'll see the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact at the MWC stage. But it seems that there will be a surprise third entry. Sony... Read more ...

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

The GM 8 Go with Android Oreo surfaces, could be heading to MWC

Google through its senior VPs Hiroshi Lockheimer in a blog post earlier today revealed that some of its partners would be announcing new smartphones powered by Android Oreo and... Read more ...

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus EU Pricing & Pre-Order Info Surface

European Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price points surfaced yesterday , courtesy of Evan Blass, and now some new pricing info surfaced, along with availability info. This... Read more ...

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

One thing Android users have consistently asked for over the years is a dedicated dark mode for browsing at night - and it seems Google has finally decided to accommodate this... Read more ...

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

Alongside news of Google Assistant's forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced this morning its smart assistant would... Read more ...

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Multilingual Google Assistant to add more than 20 languages to its repertoire

Despite being available in eight languages, Google Assistant is expanding its multilingual capabilities, with Google aiming to add support for more than 20 additional languages... Read more ...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear'...

No one is talking about the latest game in the blockbuster ‘Metal Gear' franchise - but it's actually pretty great

A new "Metal Gear" game launched this week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's called "Metal Gear Survive," and it's pretty good! You're forgiven if this is the first... Read more ...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model...

Apple's $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to earlier reports from multiple... Read more ...

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

Google Assistant learns new languages and talents

The Google Assistant is going global, with Google's AI gaining new language support, deeper integration with Android phones, and smarter functionality. Previewing its Mobile... Read more ...