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Alphabet's Waymo raises stakes in self-driving race with Uber lawsuit

The road to develop self-driving cars might be paved with lawsuits. Waymo, a spin-off from Google's self-driving car initiative, is suing Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets.

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Stop using SHA1 encryption: It’s now completely unsafe, Google proves

Security researchers have achieved the first real-world collision attack against the SHA-1 hash function, producing two different PDF files with the same SHA-1 signature.

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Google's new AI aims to end abusive online comments using 'Perspective'

Google and Jigsaw (an early stage incubator at Google parent company Alphabet) are working on a project called Perspective that aims to curb online abuse through Artificial Intelligence

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5G technology promises to help autonomous cars cruise streets safely

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Telefonica-Sigfox deal is a big win for diverse IoT networks

The global partnership announced Wednesday between Telefonica and IoT specialist Sigfox could ensure the latter’s long-term success while accelerating the overall growth of LPWANs (low-power, wide-area networks).

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This Asus ROG gaming laptop just dropped to $1,500 on Newegg

If you're looking for a new gaming laptop, Newegg has an interesting deal for an 17.3-inch Asus ROG laptop.

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FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to roll back some net neutrality regulations that require broadband providers to inform customers of their network management practices.

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Razer's Power Bank boosts your laptop battery while charging two smartphones

Razer's latest product is an external battery that can charge up to three devices at once.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Here's everything we know so far

From a new digital assistant to a beefed-up camera, Samsung is angling for a major comeback in the new year with the Galaxy S8.

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Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should watch for kernel updates for their distributions and apply them as soon as possible because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

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Sony reveals the 'world's fastest' SD card

Sony's new SF-G Series SD cards will let you record your 4K home movie at a good clip.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda hands-on preview: A new space opera built on old ideas

How much of Mass Effect: Andromeda will be spent tooling around in a glorified dune buggy? We're not sure yet, but it definitely seems like quite a bit. Hopefully it's interesting.

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Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

From what Level 3 Communications can tell, there’s a staggering 178 million IP addresses out there associated with malicious activity.

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Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Last year, someone turned a German internet service provider into a million-router botnet. German police think they will soon have the culprit.

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Samsung's bleeding-edge, 10nm Exynos 9 chip arrives before the Galaxy S8

Samsung unveiled Thursday a new octa-core processor, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that the company is expected to launch soon.