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Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers

Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers

36 minutes ago   |   TechCrunch

Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you've seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might...
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Some cryptocurrency traders in South Korea took the bitcoin 'bloodbath' to a whole new level

Some cryptocurrency traders in South Korea took the bitcoin 'bloodbath' to a whole new level

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Cryptocurrency trading in South Korea, the world's third-largest market, is a huge deal in the country. So huge in fact, that when the country's largest cryptocurrency...
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Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence

Apple and Samsung are both under investigation by the Italian government over planned obsolescence

1 hour ago   |   The Verge

Italy's antitrust organization has launched two separate investigations against Apple and Samsung over accusations of planned obsolescence. The Autorità Garante della...
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Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets' Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

For more than six years, Lebanon's intelligence agency spied on targets' Android mobile devices and desktop computers using decoy apps and other methods, researchers said Thursday.
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SoftBank's $1.2M Uber Investment Has Finally Closed

1 hour ago   |   Android Headlines   |   7 articles

SoftBank has been trying to get in with Uber for quite some time now, looking to invest in the company which would in turn give SoftBank a slice of the company. Today, that...
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Uber's massive, multi-billion dollar deal with SoftBank has officially closed - and the Japanese company now controls 15% of Uber

Uber's massive, multi-billion dollar deal with SoftBank has officially closed - and the Japanese company now controls 15% of Uber

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   7 articles

SoftBank's big deal with Uber has closed: The firm now owns about 15% of shares in the ride-sharing company, purchased at a 30% discount. SoftBank will also invest $1.25...
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Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump's desk

Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump's desk

2 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   7 articles

After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew one of the NSA's most controversial practices for another six years...
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FCC report keeps faster definition of broadband and separates mobile from fixed connections

FCC report keeps faster definition of broadband and separates mobile from fixed connections

2 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

The FCC's yearly report of broadband deployment keeps some crucial definitions in place that some feared would be changed or eliminated to ease the responsibilities of internet...
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Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans' phone calls and emails without a warrant

Senate passes controversial spying law that scoops up Americans' phone calls and emails without a warrant

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   7 articles

The Senate voted 65-34 on extending a controversial warrantless-surveillance program. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the measure by the end of the week. Despite...
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Virtual currency meets finance in glitzy Swiss resort

4 hours ago   |   Reuters

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland - More than a dozen billionaires flocked to the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz this week to meet up with blockchain entrepreneurs, fund managers and...
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Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Aston Martin Vanquish spied winter testing

Some new images of the Aston Martin Vanquish have turned up that show the car out testing in the snow. It could well be the only Vanquish to be driven in the snow, as most... Read more ...

Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to...

Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump's desk

After debate ended in a close cloture vote on Tuesday, the Senate has voted to pass a bill that will renew one of the NSA's most controversial practices for another six years... Read more ...

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg Leaves After Eight Years

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg Leaves After Eight Years

Eric Hirshberg is leaving Activision after eight years as CEO of Activision Publishing, a division of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg arrived to the company as an outsider from... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch goes big with a bunch of new eShop games today

Nintendo Switch goes big with a bunch of new eShop games today

If you own a Nintendo Switch and you have found you've run out of things to play, then we've got some good news for you. The Nintendo Switch eShop adds an impressive 16 titles... Read more ...

Samsung Patents A Borderless Phone Design With No Notch

Samsung Patents A Borderless Phone Design With No Notch

Samsung has patented a borderless phone design with no notch which would be a design for the company that would seek to outdo competitors with a device that offers the most... Read more ...

Nintendo Sells 2.6 Million Units Of Hardware In The U.S. In December Alone

Nintendo Sells 2.6 Million Units Of Hardware In The U.S. In December Alone

As the hibernating bear of sales analysis wakes up from its post-Christmas lull, it is time for companies to brag about how much hardware they sold over the holiday. First up... Read more ...

Will 2018 be Pokémon's most legendary year yet?

Will 2018 be Pokémon's most legendary year yet?

The Pokémon Company has big plans for the New Year as they unleash some of the series' most elusive Pokémon on the world. Incredibly rare legendary Pokémon will be making a... Read more ...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 2017 was one of the hottest years on...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record

2017 was one of the hottest years on record, according to new data from NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Depending on who you listen to, last year was... Read more ...

Uber's big SoftBank deal has officially closed

Uber's big SoftBank deal has officially closed

SoftBank's $1.2 billion primary direct investment deal has officially closed, according to Uber itself, which confirmed the deal closure and provided the following statement to... Read more ...

Facebook won't retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

Facebook won't retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

Facebook Stories might feel redundant since 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral... Read more ...