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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its features.

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Microsoft will soon end Office 2013 distribution through Office 365

Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity service.

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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How does China respond to US chip threats? With a $30 billion factory

U.S. and China don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to technology, and the battle over chips is getting more intense between the countries.

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Microsoft's upgraded Beam game-streaming service goes live, taking on Twitch and YouTube

Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, launches Beam.pro, which has moved out of beta with support for 10Mbps streams with resolutions up to 1440p.

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This week in games: Portal on the Apple IIe, Pillars of Eternity 2 teased, and more

Plus: Mario does (terrible) backflips in Grand Theft Auto IV, Overwatch dangles a Lunar New Year event, and the Oculus v. Zenimax trial gets proper nasty. This is gaming news for January 16 through 20.

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Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware

Spanish police have arrested a suspected Russian hacker of developing the Neverquest banking Trojan, a malware targeting financial institutions across the world.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

However, security experts claim that the threat is 'remote' and 'limited in scope,' and call for a retraction by The Guardian.

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Google shutting older versions of Drive, G Suite apps

Google will begin to phase out legacy versions of its Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps beginning March 1.

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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over the past two years, Google has convinced developers to patch security issues in over 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store.

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Report: Samsung puts blame on battery size, suppliers for Galaxy Note7 fires

As Samsung prepares to release the results of its investigation into the Galaxy Note7 fires, a new report says the battery itself was the problem.

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How to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free

No cable? No problem. Here's how to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 ad annoys Chrome users with taskbar pop-ups

Microsoft's taskbar ads continue. This time with a Microsoft-made extension for Chrome.

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret U.S. data requests in question

Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the issue on behalf of its customers.