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Qualcomm Delivers Breakthrough in 5G mmW Chip for Phones

Even though US wireless carriers want to launch 5G networks as soon as this year, companies like Qualcomm still need to get supported chips ready for devices to be able to take advantage of them. Like with 4G LTE, one of the biggest struggles early on has been creating something that is small enough...


Google tried to settle the EU’s Android antitrust probe last year

Wikimedia The European Commission just fined Google $5 billion for alleged antitrust issues within Android. However, it was revealed today that Google attempted at least once to settle the fine before it dropped. The settlement was rejected by the EU for being too little too late. Last week,...


Like it or not, Quick Reply is probably coming to Chrome notifications

Browser-based Chrome notifications are likely going to receive Quick Reply in the near future. The testing phase for Quick Reply Chrome notifications is happening now in the Chromium Gerrit. It will be a while before we’re likely to see this new feature, but it’s probably inevitable. B...


Ghostbusters World is coming 2018 and it’s basically Pokémon Ghosts

Sony Pictures has shown off its upcoming Ghostbusters mobile game at Comic-Con. Titled Ghostbusters World, the new game will see players try to capture ghosts out in the real world, similar to Pokémon Go. It will feature 150 ghosts, a story mode, a PvP mode, and 3D buildings on its live m...


Samsung ad pokes fun at iPhone X and Apple Store ‘geniuses’ (Update: more cringey ads)

Update, July 23, 2018 (07:45AM EST): As I feared, Samsung’s recent sub-30 second ad parodying the experience of shopping in an Apple Store was just the first in a series of mocking ads with the “Ingenius” strapline… and the latest three are equally cringe-worthy. All thre...


Qualcomm’s first 5G antennas are here: Here’s what you need to know

Today, Qualcomm officially announced the first 5G millimeter wave and sub-6GHz antennas for mobile devices. These antennas will help bring 5G into reality, and you’ll see them in devices soon — before the end of 2018. Before we go any further, let’s first talk about what millimete...


Tall Poppy aims to make online harassment protection an employee benefit

For the nearly 20 percent of Americans who experience severe online harassment, there’s a new company launching in the latest batch of Y Combinator called Tall Poppy that’s giving them the tools to fight back. Co-founded by Leigh Honeywell and Logan Dean, Tall Poppy grew out of the work...


Rental attacks mean that blockchains must evolve or die

Abraham Othman Contributor Abraham Othman is a visiting scholar in the Operations, Information and Decisions department of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He is an advisor to a number of blockchain applications including Augur, Codex, and Decent....


Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails

In 2016, when Apple introduced the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, the repair experts at iFixit discovered the notebooks have non-removable SSDs, soldered to the logic board, prompting concerns that data recovery would not be possible if the logic board failed. Fortunately, that wasn't the...


Game Saturday: Return of the Tentacle Prologue

Remember Maniac Mansion, Zak McKraken, Monkey Island, or Day of the Tentacle? All classic adventure games by the once-great Lucasarts. Return of the Tentacle Prologue is an unofficial sequel to one of Lucasarts' most acclaimed adventure games of all time Day of the Tentacle (which itself was heavily...

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