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Stanford researchers invent tech workaround to net neutrality fights

Engineers at Stanford University have invented a new technology that would give broadband customers more control over their pipes and, they say, possibly put an end to a stale net neutrality debate in the U.S.

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Nvidia bundles Gears of War 4 free with GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards

Gears of War 4, Microsoft's first flagship Xbox Play Anywhere game, is being bundled for free with Nvidia GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards as well as laptops with GTX 10-series graphics.

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Google's cheeky Oct. 4 event invite never mentions Pixel phones

Nonetheless, reliable signs point to Google retiring Nexus phone branding on October 4 and replacing it with Pixel signage via the eponymous 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL.

Firmware update for HP printers bans third-party ink

The long-standing tradition of getting cheaper ink by buying "off brand" cartridges just hit a snag for HP printer owners after a DRM-infused firmware update.

Canary Flex

Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof security camera, new accessories and services

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

on techhive.com

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Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

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Swift hopes daily reporting will help stem payment fraud

Swift is introducing a new reporting system to help banks identify fraudulent payments made over its financial transfer network -- but the reports will arrive up to a day too late to stop them all.

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Boom: SanDisk just dropped the world's largest SD card

SanDisk demos a 1TB SDXC card with twice the capacity of the previous model.

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Hands-on: Opera's free, unlimited browser VPN is ready for secure surfing

Opera has migrated its free, unlimited VPN service to the stable version of its desktop browser, allowing you to surf anonymously and tap into content from other countries.

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HTC announces the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle smartphones

Both phones feature an Art Deco design with a lot of emphasis on camera quality and audio features.

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First federal guidelines for self-driving cars outlined

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday released an overview of the federal government’s automated vehicles policy.

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Industrial IoT is inching toward a consensus on security

The Industrial Internet Consortium, a group that includes some of the biggest players in the internet of things, took action on Monday to clear the air around industrial IoT security. It rolled out the Industrial Internet Security Framework, a set of best practices to help developers and users assess risks and defend against them.

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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars, ARM says

Autonomous cars don't have the benefit of humans slamming on brakes to avoid accidents; chips will need to swiftly crunch sensor data and algorithms.

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Google's new acquisition makes building chatbots easier

Google took a shot at Facebook's chatbot-building services on Monday with its acquisition of API.ai, a company that helps developers build and improve conversational interfaces for their services.

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Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and quotes against the 140-character limit

Now you can have longer tweets because media attachments won't count towards the 140-character limit.