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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report Wednesday, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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Cisco will get stronger in IoT by buying Jasper for $1.4 billion

Cisco Systems plans to acquire Internet of Things platform company Jasper Technologies for more than US$1.4 billion, giving the networking giant an even larger role in enterprises' growing use of IoT.

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Microsoft's Power BI visualizations go public with new 'publish to web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.

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EA's Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin

The latest On the House game is 2012's Need for Speed, which should tide you over until we finally get the PC port of last year's entry.

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$12 million project aims to 'reverse-engineer' the brain to help computers learn

A new $12 million effort launched Wednesday with aims to "reverse-engineer" the human brain, as a way to improve artificial intelligence.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also be showing off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people are using today.

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Google yanks new ad-blocking app from the Play Store

AdBlock Plus used new APIs from Samsung to banish ads in its browser, but Google wasn't too hip with the innovation.

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Flaws in smart toy back-end servers puts kids and their families at risk

Researchers from Rapid7 found privacy-invading vulnerabilities in the Web services used by the Smart Toy line of interactive stuffed animals and the hereO GPS watch for children.

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Google Play Music starts rolling out podcasts to the Android app

Once it goes live on your device, you'll be able to browse and listen to a wide range of different podcasts.

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Domino’s Pizza announces ordering via Amazon Echo, painstakingly avoids mentioning the Super Bowl

Amazon Echo and Domino’s: Finally, your $180 talking cylinder lets you order a cheap pizza.

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Super slick new Kangaroo mini-PC gets more powerful hardware, but BYO software

The Kangaroo Plus is a mightier miniature PC than its predecessor, but no longer includes Windows 10.

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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too much on alternative mechanisms for legalizing such transfers, Europe's data protection authorities warned Wednesday.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.